Monday, April 27, 2015

Who Will Wake Up to a Nod? Predicts the 2015 Tony Nominees for Performances in Musicals by Paul Wontorek

Who's ready to obsess over those awesome triple threats that made Broadway's musicals sing and dance (and pierce the heart)?! We sure are! Read on for our picks in the four musical a…

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Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale & More Original Hurlyburly Stars Reunite For New Group Reading by Lindsay Champion

Ten years after starring together in the New Group’s off-Broadway revival of Hurlyburly, stars Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn reunited for …

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Broadway Grosses: An American in Paris Feels the Love Before Tony Nods; John Cameron Mitchell Dewigs by Ryan McPhee

Something tells us this is more than “Beginner’s Luck.” In the week preceding the Tony Award nominations, An American in Paris leapt to the top five grossing shows, making …

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The Fans Have Spoken! Readers Rooting For Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison & More on Tony Nomination Morning by Lindsay Champion

It’s almost time for the most exciting day of the year: Tony nomination day! The editorial staff will be up bright and early on April 28 (with the help of lots of caffeine…

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Original Hedwig Star & Co-Creator John Cameron Mitchell Will Receive the 2015 Special Tony Award by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Lift up your hands! John Cameron Mitchell will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award. The original Hedwig and the Angry Inch star and co-creator recently completed a run in the Broadway p…

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Hand to God's Steven Boyer (and Tyrone) Will Host 2015 Drama League Awards; Neil Patrick Harris & Zachary Quinto on Tap by Ryan McPhee

Hand to God star Steven Boyer, accompanied by his demonic puppet Tyrone, will host the 81st Annual Drama League Awards. As previously reported, the ceremony will take place on May 15 in the …

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Wicked Scribe Stephen Schwartz Will be Honored with 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Stephen Schwartz will receive the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. The honor is presented annually to a member of the theater community who has made a substantial contribution of voluntee…

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Photos! Celebrate the Soaring Opening Night of Grounded, Starring Anne Hathaway by

Click for photos from the official opening night of Grounded at the Public Theater on April 24, 2015, starring Anne Hathaway.

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Exclusive Photos! Hedwig Co-Creator John Cameron Mitchell Passes the Torch to Darren Criss on His Last Performance by

Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-creator and star John Cameron Mitchell played his final performance as the transgender rock star on April 26, 2015, and welcomed new headliner Darren Criss …

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'Hello' from Down Under! The Book of Mormon Will Receive Australian Sit-Down Production by Ryan McPhee

A whole lot of Mormons are heading down under. The Tony-winning The Book of Mormon will receive a sit-down production at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre beginning in January 2017. Casting…

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Voila! An American in Paris' Max von Essen Is's Next Vlogger by Ryan McPhee

He’s the man we love! An American in Paris standout Max von Essen is grabbing a camera as’s latest vlogger. Look out for the new series ‘S Wonderful: Backstage…

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After Anonymous Donation, The Fantasticks Will Remain Open Off-Broadway by

Thanks to two anonymous donors and longtime fans of The Fantasticks, the perennial off-Broadway musical will no longer close as scheduled. The production had previously announced that it wou…

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Who WIll Get a Nod? Predicts the 2015 Tony Nominees for Performances in Plays by Beth Stevens

Do you scream at the TV (in joy and/or anguish) when the Tony nominations are announced? Join the club. Yes, the nominators love to surprise anyone who thinks they have a clear crystal ball;…

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Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway Officially Opens in George Brant's Grounded Off-Broadway by

Oscar winner Anne Hathaway has officially landed off-Broadway in Grounded! The Public Theater production celebrates opening night on April 26 at the Anspacher Theater. George Brant's Gr…

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This Week’s Picks! See Darren Criss’ Angry Inch, Hit the Cellblock with Brandy & Get Jazzy with Megan Hilty by Pete Croatto

Every Broadway show of the season is officially open—but even if you’re lucky enough to have seen every show the Great White Way has to offer, there’s still tons of great s…

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Never Grow Up: Backstage at Finding Neverland with Laura Michelle Kelly, Episode 7: Good Morning by

It's a long day at Finding Neverland as Laura Michelle Kelly and the cast get up super early to be on Good Morning America.

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What Will Nab a Nod?! Ranks the 2015 Tony Contenders for Best Play & Beyond by Beth Stevens

After the busiest April in recent memory (do we say that every year?), it’s awards season! Now we’re obsessing over our annual Tony forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and…

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Beth Malone on Passing as a 'Girly Girl,' Owning Her Identity and the Miracle of Fun Home by

Playing lesbian cartoonist and novelist Alison Bechdel has been life-altering for Broadway vet Beth Malone. Find out why in this special video feature.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Opening Night Video! Who Dat? Get a Taste of NOLA with Airline Highway, Starring Julie White by

The stars of Lisa D'Amour's Airline Highway celebrate opening night with a brass band, a parade and a lot of laughter.

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Samantha Barks Says ‘Oui’ to NYC, Ewan McGregor Plays With Fire & More Lessons of the Week by Lindsay Champion

Look, we know you’re getting your stuffed animal guests all arranged for your Tony nomination breakfast party on April 28, but it’s time to take a break for...the Lessons of the …

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'S Wonderful! An American in Paris Announces U.S. National Tour by Imogen Lloyd Webber

C’est Magnifique! An American in Paris will dance its way on a U.S. national tour for the 2016-17 season. Based on the Oscar-winning film, the musical of hope, redemption and romance w…

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Something Rotten! Star Brian d'Arcy James on the Co-Star that Cracks Him Up, Freaking Out Delivery Guys & Reuniting with the Smash Cast by

Something Rotten! star Brian d'Arcy James on career timing, being inspired by Lawrence Welk (!) and how tap lessons paid off.

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Odds & Ends: Kelli O'Hara on Auditions, Billy Elliot is Tougher Than the Military & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Kelli O'Hara on Auditions Kelli O’Hara is full of admiration for kids auditioning today compared to when she sta…

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Cleveland Play House Will Receive 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award by Ryan McPhee

The 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award will go to the Cleveland Play House. Every year a Tony is awarded to a regional theater on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association…

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Duke Lafoon on Tapping into Bill Clinton's Rowdy Side in Clinton The Musical by

Duke Lafoon on lovingly sending up our 42nd President in Clinton The Musical.

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Darko Tresnjak Will Helm World Premiere Stage Adaption of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty's Anastasia by Ryan McPhee

The previously reported stage adaptation of Anastasia will receive its world premiere at Hartford Stage next year. The organization's artistic director, Tony winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gen…

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She Found Her ‘Right Hand Man!’ Something Rotten!’s Heidi Blickenstaff Marries Nicholas Rohlfing by Ryan McPhee

Well, this is certainly one way to celebrate a Broadway opening. Something Rotten! star Heidi Blickenstaff tied the knot with Nicholas Rohlfing on April 23—the day after the musical co…

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Who Will Be Nominated?! Ranks the 2015 Tony Contenders For Best Musical & More by Paul Wontorek

OMG, it's Tony time! We're totally obsessing at the offices over which shows, creatives and stars will wake up to good news on April 28, the morning that this year's…

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Final Tony Award Eligibility Rulings: Decisions on Fun Home, Something Rotten!, Finding Neverland & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Let the countdown begin! The Tony Awards Administration committee met today for the fourth and final time this season to determine the eligibility of 18 Broadway productions for the 2015 Ton…

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The staff can’t get enough of Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-the…

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Photos! Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close & More Salute Finding Neverland Director Diane Paulus at BAA Luncheon by

Finding Neverland and New York Spring Spectacular director Diane Paulus was the guest of honor at a luncheon presented by John Gore and Broadway Across America on April 23, 2015 at the Lambs…

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