Monday, February 20, 2017

Spend a Two Show Day with Annie Dow at the Cherry Lane Theatre by Hannah Vine

Get a backstage look at a day in Tanya Saracho’s behind-the-scenes comedy Fade.

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Casting Announced for New U.K. Tour of Jane Eyre by Mark Shenton

The co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Theatre will star Nadia Clifford and Tim Delap.

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Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Will Tour Together by Andrew Gans

The Broadway icons will be Two for the Road this fall.

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Why a Musical About the Sex-Crazed Mystic Rasputin Plays a Church in Brooklyn by Michael C. Gioia

St. John’s Lutheran Church becomes home to the Russian mystical faith healer in a racy, immersive staging of Dave Malloy’s new musical.

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Look Back at Past Productions of Sunday in the Park with George by Hannah Vine

The show will reopen on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre February 23.

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Carolee Carmello Is John Adams in All-Female 1776 Concert Feb. 20 by Andrew Gans

The evening, featuring Mary Testa, Arielle Jacobs, and Andréa Burns, is held at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Lead Crazy for You Concert at Geffen Hall Feb. 19 by Adam Hetrick

Susan Stroman recreates her original Tony Award-winning choreography for the one-night-only event.

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Watch Cast of Come From Away Perform “Me and The Sky!” by Andrew Gans

The new musical is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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Aladdin’s Genie Takes Final Carpet Ride Feb. 19 En Route to Hamilton by Robert Viagas

James Monroe Iglehart will assume the roles of Jefferson and Lafayette on Broadway.

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Why Bronx Tale’s Bobby Conte Thornton Learns a Song From Every Era by Michael C. Gioia

The star of the new Broadway musical takes us through his audition repertoire.

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Dear Evan Hansen’s Adult Stars Were Once Like Evan, Too by Michael Gioia

How Michael Park, Jennifer Laura Thompson, and Rachel Bay Jones went from teens like Evan Hansen to the parents they play onstage.

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See the Playbills of the 2017 Spring Broadway Season by Hannah Vine

As we gear up for the next round of openings, look through the latest Playbill covers.

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World Premiere of On the Exhale Opens Feb. 19 by Olivia Clement

Marin Ireland stars in Martín Zimmerman’s new solo play about gun violence at Roundabout.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Photos: Day 1 on the Star-Studded Broadway on the High Seas 8 by Hannah Vine

Bryan Batt, Andrea Martin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Judy Kuhn, Melissa Errico, and Alice Ripley are among the many stars sailing on the Caribbean adventure.

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See Oscar Nominee Kenneth Lonergan Sardi’s Caricature Unveiled by Hannah Vine

The Manchester by the Sea screenwriter joined the famed walls February 17.

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Watch Trailer for HBO's Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, with Renée Elise Goldsberry by Andrew Gans

The film co-stars Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.

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Before They Were Famous, These Artists Made This by Larry Rothe

Cal Performances celebrates John Adams and his collaborators with a revival of Available Light.

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Broadway’s Come From Away Aims to Heal Hearts and Minds by Joe Gambino

The new musical ensures that the stories of 9/11 heroes will go unsung no more.

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What’s Hot in London: Feb. 18–24 by Mark Shenton

New management at Chichester, farewell to a landmark London theatre bookshop, and the latest casting news.

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New Musical Come From Away Begins Broadway Previews Feb. 18 by Adam Hetrick

Chad Kimball and Jenn Colella star in the show that tells the story of travelers stranded on September 11, 2001.

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U.K. Funny Girl Tour, Starring Sheridan Smith, Launches Feb. 18 by Andrew Gans

Performances of the classic musical comedy begin in Manchester.

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Spend a Two Show Day at Dear Evan Hansen by Hannah Vine

Will Roland shows us what it’s like to do a double-duty day at the Music Box Theatre.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

James Earl Jones Will Reprise Role in Lion King Remake by Andrew Gans

The role of Simba has also been cast.

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Broadway Beautiful Will Welcome a New Gerry Goffin in March by Robert Viagas

He’ll join newcomer Abby Mueller in the cast of the Carole King Broadway musical.

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College Offers The 24 Hour Plays: A Bennington Tribute to Spencer Cox Feb. 20 by Robert Viagas

Award-winning alumni will honor the memory of the late actor and AIDS activist.

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Chita Rivera Set forTODAY’s Living Legends Series by Adam Hetrick

The two-time Tony Award winner’s interview with Al Roker will air February 20.

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Watch a Sneak Peek of the New York Premiere of Kid Victory by Olivia Clement

The new musical by John Kander and Gregory Pierce will open February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre Off-Broadway.

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Will Chase, Kelli O’Hara, and More to Perform at Roundabout Gala by Olivia Clement

See who else is tapped for the star-studded evening honoring four-time Tony winner Frank Langella.

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