Thursday, February 26, 2015

PHOTO CALL: Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, Kelsey Grammer Thrill With High-Energy Preview o by Matthew Blank

The box office at Finding Neverland, the new Broadway musical that tells the tale of how Peter became Pan, is now open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Previews will begin March 15…

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Rare Shakespeare First Folio to Visit All 50 States by Robert Viagas

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC will commemorate the 400th anniversary of its namesake’s death by sending out rare original copies of the First Folio of his plays, …

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The Confessions Continue: Patti Issues and Bad With Money Extend by Adam Hetrick

Ben Rimalower's confessionary solo evenings Patti Issues and Bad With Money will play an extended repertory run through April 29 at the Duplex.

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Golden Globe Winner Marsha Mason to Direct Reading of New Ken Urban Play by Olivia Clement

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason will direct a closed reading of Future Perfect, the new play by Ken Urban (The Correspondent). Mason was last seen on Broadway in I…

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PHOTO CALL: Larry David Hits the Broadway Stage! First Shots From Fish in the Dark, Also Starring Ro by Matthew Blank

Larry David's new comedy Fish in the Dark, about a death in the family, began performances Feb. 2 at the Cort Theatre.

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Atlantic City’s Famed Club Harlem Will Be Celebrated Uptown by Olivia Clement

On Kentucky Avenue, a celebration of Atlantic City's iconic Club Harlem, known as "the black Copacabana," will be performed at the Aaron Davis Hall on the City College of New Y…

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See Flash Clip of Meryl Streep Belting Witch’s Cut Song in New “Into the Woods” Blu-Ray Teaser! by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

The new Blu-ray trailer for the Disney at-home release of "Into the Woods" gives fans a brief glimpse of "She'll Be Back," an original Stephen Sondheim song w…

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Chicago Dunsinane Offers a Sequel to Macbeth by Robert Viagas

In recent years New York has seen a one-man Macbeth, several traditional Macbeths, a deconstructed Macbeth (Sleep No More) and even a drunken Macbeth. But Chicago Shakespeare Theater is …

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Casting Announced for Free York Theatre Company Reading of New Musical Carmilla by Olivia Clement

The York Theatre Company will continue its Developmental Reading Series with a staged, one-night-only reading of the new musical Carmilla March 3.

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Wolf Hall Double-Bill Offers $27 Student Tickets, Individual Performances Also for Sale by Adam Hetrick and Mark Shenton, Carey Purcell

The Broadway engagement of Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies, based on the history novels by Hilary Mantel about Henry VIII, which will begin performances March 20 at the…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Jennifer Hope Wills, Playing “Mommy” and Dazzling Audiences in by Matthew Blank

Jennifer Hope Wills, who has starred on Broadway in Wonderful Town and Phantom of the Opera, is currently lending her stunning soprano to the role of Guenevere in Westchester Broadway Theatr…

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Side Show Revival Cast Album Rises on iTunes Chart by Adam Hetrick, Robert Viagas

The Broadway revival cast album of Side Show, the emotionally charged musical about the life of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, has risen to number 13 overall on the iTunes Top Albu…

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2015 MAC Award Nominations Announced!

Nominations have been announced for the 29th Annual MAC Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the world of New York cabaret.

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Julie White to Drive Down Broadway Highway; Other Cast Confirmed by Robert Viagas

Tony-winner Julie White (Little Dog Laughed) has joined the cast of the Chicago hit Airline Highway for its Broadway transfer this spring.

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Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, Kelsey Grammer and Cast Preview Tunes From Finding Neverland

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, Kelsey Grammer and the cast of Finding Neverland performed three of the show's Gary Barlow (music and lyrics) and Eliot Kennedy (music and lyrics)…

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Megan Hilty Will Play Tony-Winning Broadway Diva in New ABC Pilot by Andrew Gans

Singing actress Megan Hilty, seen on the NBC musical series "Smash," has landed a leading role in an untitled ABC pilot, according to Deadline.com.

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Donna McKechnie Makes Killer Plans for Rare Broadway Visit by Robert Viagas

Donna McKechnie, who earned a Tony Award and Broadway immortality as Cassie in the original 1975 cast of A Chorus Line, has been announced as standby for another legend, Chita Rivera, in the…

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Von Trapp Family Member Responds to Lady Gaga’s “Sound of Music” Performance by Adam Hetrick

Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria von Trapp, expressed her feelings about Lady Gaga's performance of songs from The Sound of Music at the Oscar's earlier this week.

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PHOTO CALL: Matt Doyle, Nicolette Robinson, Grace McLean and Company Save the Borough as Superhero M by Matthew Blank

The world premiere of the musical Brooklynite, created by Peter Lerman and Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, officially opened Feb. 25 at the Vineyard Theatre Off-Broadway following previ…

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Hair’s Original Broadway Hippies Plan Stage Reunion by Adam Hetrick

Cast members from the original 1968 Broadway production of Hair will be part of a multigenerational concert retrospective of the landmark musical at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

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Stephen Spinella, Harris Yulin and More Will Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC’s Hamlet by Carey Purcell

Classic Stage Company has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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Watch Nicole Scherzinger Go Bollywood in New Around the World in 80 Days Musical Sneak Peek by Playbill Staff

Finding Neverland producer Harvey Weinstein showcased several songs from the new musical Around the World in 80 Days during his pre-Oscars party in Hollywood last week.

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“Frozen” Follow Up Will Warm Hearts Beginning in March

Disney's "Frozen Fever" is a new short film based on the animated feature "Frozen," which spawned the hit song "Let It Go" and became a worldwide phenomeno…

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Drama League Awards Will Be Held in May; Nominations Announced in April by Andrew Gans

The Drama League, which is under the leadership of executive director Gabriel Shanks, has announced that the 81st Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony will be held May 15 at noon in the Broad…

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Josh Young, Chad Kimball and Randy Harrison to Prove That Real Men Sing Showtunes by Matthew Blank

Tony nominees Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Chad Kimball (Memphis) and "Queer as Folk" star Randy Harrison will headline Real Men Sing Showtunes, a March 9 concert spotli…

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“Big Bang Theory” Star Will Join Jesse Eisenberg in Off-Broadway’s The Spoils by Andrew Gans

Additional casting has been announced for The New Group's world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg's The Spoils, which will begin previews May 7 prior to an official opening June 2 at The P…

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Dave Malloy’s Immersive Ghost Quartet Adds Performances at Chelsea’s McKittrick Hotel by Michael Gioia, Andrew Gans

Ghost Quartet by Dave Malloy — whose critically acclaimed electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 ran Off-Broadway last year — has bee…

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“House of Cards” Star Part of Readings of What Women Do (and men too) by Andrew Gans

Readings of What Women Do (and men too), penned by William Youmans, grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, are presented Feb. 26-27 in New York City.

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The Palace Theater Offers Dinner and a Broadway Show by Olivia Clement

The Palace Theater, a fairly new dinner theatre in Wisconsin Dells, has announced that its new season will feature the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire and the acclaimed Eric Simonson play L…

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Michael Ball Will Star in Chichester Mack & Mabel; Rob Ashford, Lenny Henry and Jonathan Kent Also P by Mark Shenton

Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its line-up for the 2015 summer season, which will include a major new production of Mack & Mabel starring Michael Ball, Rob Ashford dir…

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PHOTO CALL: Punk Rock, Broadway and BDSM Come Together in New Musical Home Street Home by Krissie Fullerton

Home Street Home, a new musical written by Tony Award-winning Avenue Q co-writer Jeff Marx, punk rock musician Fat Mike (NOFX) and writer Goddess Soma, premiered Feb. 20 at Z Space i…

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