Saturday, August 27, 2016

What’s Hot in London: August 20-26 by Mark Shenton

London booms with musicals—many old, some new—plus a returning fringe hit.

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13 Broadway Debuts to Look Out For This Fall by Michael Gioia

Newcomers to Oscar winners make their Main Stem debuts this fall season. Here are 13 of them to watch!

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A Practically Perfect Two-Show Day with Kara Lindsay at Mary Poppins by Monica Simoes

Take a behind the scenes look at North Carolina Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

In Case You Missed It: August 20-26 by Robert Simonson

Paula Vogel may finally get to Broadway, and a triple dose of Sondheim news.

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Tony Yazbeck Joins Finding Neverland’s Chris Dwan at Feinstein’s/54 Below. by Ruthie Fierberg

Dwan makes his New York City solo concert debut, featuring special guests Tony Yazbeck, RANGE a cappella and more.

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Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare Will Be Live Streamed to the World by Olivia Clement

The U.K.-based ensemble Forced Entertainment will live stream their performance from Switzerland next month.

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Terrence Mann and Charlotte D'Amboise Visit Cats by Monica Simoes

Original Broadway Rum Tum Tugger Terrence Mann and Charlotte D’Amboise who once played Cassandra took a trip to Cats with their students from Triple Arts.

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OOB Dark Play or Stories for Boys Canceled After Playwright Objects by Robert Viagas

The Playing Company reportedly did not get the rights to do the show.

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Julie Andrews-Directed My Fair Lady Adds Additional Cities by Adam Hetrick

The Australian premiere of the 60th Anniversary revival that recreates the Broadway original will also play stops in Brisbane and Melbourne.

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John Lloyd Young and Carmen Cusack Join Martin Scorsese Concert by Ruthie Fierberg

For The Record: Scorsese – American Crime Requiem includes performances by John Lloyd Young, Carmen Cusack and more.

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Stars on the Horizon: A Look at Broadway Talent Headed to BroadwayCon by Adam Hetrick

Lena Hall, Laura Bell Bundy, Kelli O’Hara, George Takei, Christopher Jackson, Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff are among the stars heading to BroadwayCon 2017.

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See Lily Rabe in New Trailer for Miss Stevens by Olivia Clement

The Tony nominee stars opposite Timothee Chalamet in Julia Hart’s indie drama.

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Mel Brooks, Harry Connick Jr. and More Announced for Upcoming Tonight Show Appearances by Ruthie Fierberg

Host Jimmy Fallon welcomes theatre legends for next week’s shows.

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Theatre Students Can Learn About Non-Profit Theatre at Free Open House Event by Michael Gioia

Twenty New York City theatre institutions will participate in an open house for students.

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Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell to Depart Vineyard Theatre by Olivia Clement

The executive producer/CEO will move on to new opportunities after nearly 20 years at the Off-Broadway theatre.

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Rarely Seen Photos of The King and I from Stage to Screen by Adam Hetrick

The Academy Award-winning 1956 film of the The King and I, starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, returns to cinemas August 28.

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Sam Mendes in Talks for Live-Action James and the Giant Peach Remake by Michael Gioia

The Oscar-winning director would develop and direct the project for Disney.

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Bid to Win a Newsies Meet and Greet With Jeremy Jordan by Michael Gioia

Seize the day, and get your bid in to meet Newsies’ Tony-nominated star.

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Lea Salonga Adds Sydney Concert Due to High Ticket Demand by Adam Hetrick

Australian fans have an extra chance to catch the star of Miss Saigon and Allegiance.

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Flashback Friday! Hamilton Thrills BroadwayCon by Monica Simoes

One of the high points of BroadwayCon Day One was a thrilling panel discussion with the cast of Hamilton, moderated by Playbill Editor in Chief Blake Ross.

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Itinerary Set for Elaine Paige’s Stripped Back Concerts by Andrew Gans

The Olivier-winning actress will launch her latest concert tour in October.

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Life According to Saki Wins Top Prize at Edinburgh Fringe; New York Is Next by Olivia Clement

The Off-Broadway-bound Katherine Rundell play has been awarded The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award.

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See the Opening Night of The Layover by Monica Simoes

Kate Mulgrew, Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall and more came out to the opening night of The Layover August 26 at the Second Stage Theatre.

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Kelli O’Hara Announces Concert Dates Through End of 2016 by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning actress will also make her solo Carnegie Hall concert debut.

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The Verdict: What Do Critics Think of The Layover? by Olivia Clement

Leslye Headland’s psychological drama officially opened August 25 at Second Stage Theatre.

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Shakespeare’s Globe Actors Set for Hollywood Bowl’s Shakespeare at the Bowl by Andrew Gans

The evening’s program has also been announced.

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NYC Artists’ Podcast The Compass Features Ceci Fernandez This Week by Adam Hetrick

The podcast created by actress Leah Walsh documents the lives of artists navigating the waters between art and commerce.

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Watch Barbra Streisand Duet with Alec Baldwin and “Donald Trump” on The Tonight Show by Andrew Gans

The performances celebrated Streisand’s new recording.

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Miss Saigon to Embark on U.K./Ireland Tour in 2017 by Mark Shenton

Production will launch in Leicester in July 2017.

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25th Anniversary Production of Miss Saigon to Embark on U.K./Ireland Tour in 2017 by Mark Shenton

Production will launch in Leicester in July 2017.

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