Friday, January 17, 2020

Ann Harada, from Q to Poo by New York Theater

Ann Harada, who made her Broadway debut more than 30 years ago, is philosophical about the latest character she portrays. “Sometimes you get to play glamorous roles,” she says, “and so…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Emma Pittman's Dream Was to Be in the Ensemble, Now She's Roxie Hart by Caitlin Moynihan

When Emma Pittman submitted her audition video for The Search for Roxie, she had no idea that the decision would lead to her dreams coming true. Last fall, the long-running musical Chicago a…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Photo Flash: See Thom Sesma, Ann Harada and More At The Lucille Lortel Theatre Presentation Of SOLANA, A NEW MUSICAL

Take an exclusive look at The Lucille Lortel Theatre presentation of  the new musical SOLANA from December 9th, 2019 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.  The cast was led by Thom Sesma (Sweeny …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

The Search for Roxie Episode 5: Broadway's Next Roxie Is... by

The three finalists in The Search for Roxie audition for Chicago icons Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth and Bianca Marroquín for a chance to make their Broadway debut and Broadway's next Rox…

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The Search for Roxie Finds Chicago's Next Leading Lady in Emma Pittman by Caitlin Moynihan

The name on everybody's lips is going to be Emma Pittman! A finalist in The Search for Roxie, Pittman auditioned in front of previously announced judges and Chicago icons Ann Reinking, Bebe …

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Classic Stage Delays Start of Dracula Due to Heat Issue in Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Vampires really do love the cold! Due to a heating glitch at Classic Stage Company's downtown venue, the off-Broadway company has canceled the first two performances of Dracula. The heating …

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Who Did Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, and Bianca Marroquín Pick to Be Broadway’s Next Roxie Hart in Chicago? by Dan Meyer

One of the three fan-chosen finalists was offered the role of the scintillating sinner.

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Princess Diana Musical Completes Casting for Broadway Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the upcoming Broadway bio-musical Diana. The previously announced tuner based on the life of Princess Diana will begin previews on March 2 and officially open on Mar…

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‘Diana’ announces complete Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“Diana” has announced complete casting for its Broadway run this spring. The complete cast for the musical includes Tessa Alves, Zach Adkins, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Holl…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

MUSICAL OF THE MONTH: Applause: The Cast Recording by JK

The next installment of our new Musical of the Month series is here! Today, we look at the Original Broadway Cast Recording of this month's featured show, Applause.The winner of the 1970 Be…

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“Oklahoma!” and “West Side Story” Blamed for STI Outbreak at Classic Musical Retirement Home by Broadway Beat

by Brendan Leonard. @brennylen. MILLBURN, NJ - Reports are surfacing of an outbreak of venereal diseases at the Shady Pines Retirement Home for Classic Broadway Musicals, with the culprits r…

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New Musical Emojiland Begins Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Ann Harada, George Abud, Lesli Margherita, Lucas Steele, and more are part of the ensemble cast at The Duke.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Photo Flash: Take a Look at First Rehearsal Photos of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

Performances of Transport Group's The Unsinkable Molly Brown begin Saturday, February 8 at 22 at Abrons Arts Center. The show stars Tony Award nominee Beth Malone (Fun Home) who will pla…

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Ann Kittredge @ The Beach Cafe 12/06/19 by David Sabella

Photo Credit: D. Sabella Ann Kittredge Movie Nite The Beach Cafe December 6, 2019 Ann Kittredge presented “Movie Nite” with Music Director Alex Rybeck at the Beach Cafe, and by all accou…

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Ann Bogart On The Difference Between Looking And Seeing by Artsjournal

Children see naturally because they have not already stored up and processed information about how they are supposed to categorize what it is that they are looking at. They puzzle through, n…

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New year, new feature! Starting this month, we will feature a Broadway Show of the Month, with weekly installments covering such things as the plot, its origins, the show's stats, cast, crea…

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Remembering Philadelphia’s Beloved Broadway Star: Ann Crumb, the down-to-earth diva from Media by Henrik Eger

Media Theatre hosts a memorial service for Ann Crumb, December 29

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Friday, December 27, 2019

‘The Dutch House’ by Ann Patchett by Michelle Nugent

Ann Patchett’s latest novel brings the ingredients of a 20th-century fairy tale to the Philly suburb of Elkins Park. Michelle Nugent reviews.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Media Theatre Will Host Memorial Service for Ann Crumb, Star of Aspects of Love and Anna Karenina by Andrew Gans

Ms. Crumb received a Tony nomination for her performance in the title role of the musical Anna Karenina.

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The Screen Career of Raggedy Ann and Andy by Trav S.D.

There is something charmed about the fact that Johnny Gruelle (John Barton Gruelle, 1880-1938) was born of a Christmas Eve (in spite of his having a name that makes him sound like a spiritua…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Carolee Carmello

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello about the soundtrack to the 1973 film adaptation of 'Godspell.' They also discuss Julie Andrews, 'The Sound o…

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Amy Grant, Brad Paisley & More Will Sing on Michael Feinstein's 'Gershwin Country' Album

What happens when the repertoire of George Gershwin goes country? We're about to find out, thanks to Michael Feinstein. According to Forbes, the music man has already recorded an album in Na…

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How Oklahoma! and Ali Stroker made Broadway history in 2019 by Maureen Lee Lenker

Known affectionately as “the Oklahoma! that f—s,” this Rodgers and Hammerstein revival broke away from its roots, with its in-the-round presentation and potent carnal energy. But the b…

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Friday, December 20, 2019

THIRTEEN's Great Performances Presents Holland Taylor's ANN on June 19 on PBS

THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES will present Holland Taylor's Ann nationwide on Friday, June 19 on PBS.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Christine Lahti-Led Gloria: A Life and Holland Taylor's Ann Will Air on PBS by Andrew Gans

Great Performances will broadcast both productions in June 2020.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

‘Madeline’s Christmas,’ Creative Cauldron. “Madeline’s Christmas’ at Creative Cauldron is the perfect length for young theatre-goers and full of wonderment and charm and love. Yo…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Call Answered: Jean Ann Garrish: "Rise Up and Other Musical Thoughts for These Times" by Adam Rothenberg

I first met singer/songwriter Jean Ann Garrish at Sophie’s, an open mic that used to take place at The Broadway Comedy Club. That was Sophie’s had their Spotlight Series, where one singe…

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See Lesli Margherita, Ann Harada, Josh Lamon, and More in First Look at Off-Broadway's Emojiland by Nathan Skethway

The musical, also featuring Lucas Steele, Max Crumm, Jacob Dickey, Tanisha Moore, and more, will begin January 9, 2020.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Elizabeth Sifton, Editor And Tamer Of Literary Lions, Has Died At 80 by Artsjournal2

Sifton was also an author, including of a memoir that cemented her father, Reinhold Niebuhr, as the author of the Serenity Prayer. The authors she edited – burnished, as The NYT puts it …

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Casting Complete for Off-Broadway's Unsinkable Molly Brown Starring Beth Malone by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the upcoming off-Broadway staging of Richard Morris and Meredith Willson's 1960 musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The previously announced revival, featuring a rev…

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Catch Four Phantoms and Kaley Ann Voorhees in Concert at 54 Below by Dan Meyer

Brent Barrett, John Cudia, Franc D’Ambrosio, and Ciarán Sheehan return for a string of performances.

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