Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Good Luck, Bombshell Fans Producers Say There Will Be No Encore Performance by Adam Hetrick

With fans clamoring for a presale access code to be among the lucky few who land one of the Minskoff Theatre's 1,621 seats at the Actors Fund's one-night-only performance Bom…

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Watch Vanessa Hudgens Perform Gigi Song on “Live With Kelly and Michael” by Andrew Gans

Vanessa Hudgens appeared on the morning show "Live With Kelly and Michael" to sing and dance (with an umbrella) to the interpolated Lerner & Loewe waltz "I Never Want to…

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John & Jen Cast Album Recording to Live-Tweet From the Studio by Olivia Clement

The Off-Broadway revival of Andrew Lippa's musical John & Jen, starring Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan will head into the recording studio to make a new cast a…

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Attention Teachers: Take Master Classes from “Smash” and The Visit Stars by Olivia Clement

Following last year's sold-out program, the Broadway Teachers Workshop returns with a series of master classes and events featuring a host of Broadway talent including Chita Rivera, …

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Photo Call: It’s Only a Play Welcomes Nathan Lane and T.R. Knight With Onstage Champagne Toast by Matthew Blank

Emmy Award-nominated actor T.R. Knight, known for his television work on "Grey's Anatomy," joined the cast of Broadway's It's Only a Play in the role of Frank Finge…

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Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron Are Wedding-Bound in New Comedy by Adam Hetrick

Anna Kendrick ("Into the Woods," "The Last Five Years") and Zac Efron ("High School Musical," "17 Again") will co-star in the new film comedy &quo…

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Photo Call: See the Haunting First Pics of Chita Rivera and Cast in Broadway’s The Visit by Matthew Blank

A new one-act incarnation of the Kander and Ebb musical The Visit, starring two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, began previews March 26 at the Lyceum Theatre.

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Photo Call: Sutton Foster,  Hilary Duff, Miriam Shor and Debi Mazar Are All Glamour at the “Younger” by Matthew Blank

TV Land's "Younger," starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor, premiered March 31. The single-camera comedy is written…

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Brooklyn Company Stages Urinetown in Williamsburg Bar Tonight by Olivia Clement

The Brooklyn Theatre Club presents a staged reading of Urinetown, The Musical at Muchmore's, a bar and music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Audience members are invited to join the per…

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Audience Decides the Ferguson Shooting Verdict in New Play by Olivia Clement

Odyssey Theatre of Los Angeles will present Theatre Verité's Ferguson, a staged version of the actual Grand Jury testimony recorded from the controversial case of a white poli…

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Audience Decides Ferguson Shooting Verdict in New Play by Olivia Clement

Odyssey Theatre of Los Angeles will present Theatre Verité's Ferguson, a staged version of the actual Grand Jury testimony recorded from the controversial case of a white poli…

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Central London Fire Causes Cancellation of Some West End Shows by Mark Shenton

A fire that broke out April 1 below a major London artery called Kingsway, that runs on the edge of Covent Garden, has led to the suspension of a number of performances of West End shows.

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Holland Taylor Plans to Reprise (and Film) Her Solo Play Ann by Michael Gioia

Holland Taylor, who was Tony-nominated for her portrayal of Governor Ann Richards in her solo play Ann, plans to play the part again — and have it filmed.

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch Betsy Wolfe’s Jaw-Dropping Performance of “Let It Sing” From MCC’s Miscast

On March 30, MCC Theater presented Miscast, an annual benefit in which Broadway stars perform songs from musical roles that they would be very unlikely to land in real life. Uzo Aduba, Laura…

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L.A.‘s Motown Names Its Diana Ross and Berry Gordy by Adam Hetrick

Julius Thomas III and Allison Semmes will co-star as Berry Gordy and Diana Ross when the hit Broadway musical Motown rolls into the Pantages Theatre April 28.

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“He’s Got Real, Crippling Social Anxiety,” Says Ben Platt On His Next Role By Dogfight Creators by Michael Gioia

Ben Platt, who wrapped up his year-long run in Broadway's Book of Mormon earlier this year, will headline the world premiere of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's newest project, Dear …

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Christopher Walken Will Join Hugh Jackman in “Eddie The Eagle” by Andrew Gans

Christopher Walken, recently seen in the live TV version of "Peter Pan," has joined the cast of Fox's film "Eddie The Eagle," according to

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ACT’s A Little Night Music Will Feature Karen Ziemba, Emily Skinner and Patrick Cassidy by Andrew Gans

Complete casting has been announced for American Conservatory Theater's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music, which will play the Gea…

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See the Spot Where the Title Song of Oklahoma! Was Written and a Legendary Sondheim Song Was Born by Matthew Blank, Robert Viagas

The Colonial Theatre in Boston, which opened December 20, 1900, and remains the oldest continually operating theatre in that city, has seen more than its share of theatre history.

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Photo Call: Christian Dante White’s “Broadway Legacy” Offers These Stunning Portraits Celebrating Af by Matthew Blank

Christian Dante White teamed with celebrity photographer Brent Dundore to launch "Broadway Legacy," a photographic and editorial exhibition that celebrates African American achieve…

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Sondheim, Disgraced and August Wilson Solo Show Included in the New Huntington Season by Olivia Clement

Boston's Huntington Theatre Company has announced that their 2015-16 season will feature four world premieres including a play performed in sign language by Tony nominee Craig Lucas,…

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Megan Mullally, Dick Van Dyke and More Among Nominees for Daytime Emmy Awards by Andrew Gans

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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New Opening Date for Anne Hathaway and Julie Taymor’s Grounded by Olivia Clement

A new opening date has been announced for Grounded, George Brant's new Off-Broadway solo play starring Academy Award-winning "Les Misérables" star A…

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See Where the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop Will Pop Up This Year by Playbill Staff

Exclusive Tony Awards merchandise will be available starting April 2 in a special pop-up store located at the Paramount Hotel in the middle of the Times Square theatre district at 235 We…

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Watch Josh Gad Discuss “Frozen” and New TV Series “The Comedians” by Andrew Gans

Josh Gad, a Tony nominee for his performance in The Book of Mormon, was a recent guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman."

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Wicked’s Lindsay Mendez Joins Cast of Joshua Harmon World Premiere by Olivia Clement

Lindsay Mendez, star of Broadway's Wicked and Off-Broadway's Dogfight, has joined the cast of Significant Other, a new comedy from acclaimed Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. Ro…

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Doctor Zhivago Performance Will Benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The April 14 preview performance of Doctor Zhivago, which stars Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt and Paul Nolan at the Broadway Theatre, will benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for C…

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TDF Will Celebrate Wendy Wasserstein and Open Doors Program With Special Performance of The Heidi Ch by Carey Purcell

Theatre Development Fund will celebrate Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein and the arts education program Open Doors with a special reception and performance of…

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Highlights From The 12, New Rock Musical Response to Jesus Christ Superstar

The 12, a brand-new rock musical with book and lyrics by 2014 Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg, closes out the Denver Center for the Performing Arts&a…

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Photo Call: Anthony Fedorov, Tony Vincent, Colin Hanlon, Christina Sajous Star in New Rock Musical T by Krissie Fullerton

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of the new rock musical The 12, which features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way) and m…

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How Renaissance Rapper ChainMale Galloped His Way Into Hit Musical In the Knights by Playbill Staff

Today in 1596: Renaissance Rapper ChainMale joins the cast of In the Knights.

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