Friday, April 28, 2017

Highlights From Prince of Broadway in Japan: See Showstoppers from Sweeney Todd, Phantom, Superman and Evita!

Prince of Broadway is a musical retrospective that spans the career of Harold Prince, the multiple Tony-winning director and producer. The cast features Ramin Karimloo, Shuler Hensley, Nancy…

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Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside the ANASTASIA Gypsy Robe Ceremony by Walter McBride

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composersStephen FlahertyandLynn Ahrensis now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Earlier this week, Ana…

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Pacific Overtures Revival, Starring George Takei, Extends Run by

The new off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical Pacific Overtures has extended its run to June 18. The production was originally slated for an engag…

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Sunset Boulevard Star Michael Xavier Joins Prince of Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Olivier Award nominee and vlogger Michael Xavier has joined the cast of Prince of Broadway, the new Hal Prince revue set to play Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman The…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Help Salute Pioneers of Brooklyn Renaissance by Robert Viagas

St. Ann’s Warehouse celebrates the “power of art in turbulent times.”

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Lena Hall to Celebrate the Power of Art at St. Ann's Warehouse Gala by BroadwayWorld

St. Ann's Warehouse hasannounced its 2017 gala, which will feature a special concert, created for the occasion, by Tony Award-winner and GRAMMY Award-nominee Lena Hall Hedwig and the Angry I…

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Dolly, Anastasia, Come From Away Lead Drama Desk Nominations by Lauren Yarger

2017 DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATIONS Outstanding PlayIf I Forget, by Steven Levenson, Roundabout Theatre CompanyIndecent, by Paula Vogel, Vineyard TheatreA Life, by Adam Bock, Pl…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 Michael Merritt Awards And Design Exposition by Bt

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago. 5:00pm-10:00pm Legendary Broadway and Fi…

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Parsing the Outer Critics Circle Nominations by Broadwayandme

There's no question that the Tonys are the Oscars, or most desired awards, of the theater world but there are other coveted prizes too. Yesterday, the Outer Critics Circle, of which I'm a pr…

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THE BRAILLE LEGACY – Charing Cross by Ian Foster

Blinded in a childhood accident, Louis Braille's keen intelligence saw him ruffle feathers at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth where he resided, mainly because prevailing societal attitud…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Anastasia Leads Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations by Lauren Yarger

Anastasia at Hartford Stage. Photo: Joan MarcusOuter Critics Circle2016-2017 Award NominationsOUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAYA Doll’s House, Part 2IndecentOsloSweatOUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY M…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

'The Music of Mel Tormé’ at Lincoln Center, New York by Blouin Artinfo

'The Music of Mel Tormé', the latest edition in the exciting Jazz & Popular Song series at the Lincoln Center, New York, will be performed on May 3 and May 4, 2017.The show is a dedicat…

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2017 Merritt Awards announced by Morgan Greene

The 24th annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration are slated to take place this May in Chicago. Broadway and film costume designer Ann Roth, whose many credits includ…

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Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award by BroadwayWorld

The24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place onMonday, May 15th, 2017at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann…

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Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & Ramin Karimloo Open in Anastasia on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway musical Anastasia opens April 24 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Previews began March 23. Inspired by the 1997 animated film of the same name, Anastasia is directed by Darko…

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

925 Playwright Interviews by Adam Szymkowicz

A Sean Abley Rob Ackerman Liz Duffy Adams Johnna Adams Tony Adams David Adjmi Keith Josef Adkins Niccolo Aeed Nastaran Ahmadi Derek Ahonen Kathleen Akerley W.M. Akers Ayad Akhtar Daniel Aki…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Ella by Sandi Durell

  In celebration  of jazz singer legend Ella Fitzgerald’s Centeninal, Birdland is doing a two week celebration.  On April 18, Ann Hampton Callaway started a ten performance wee…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sunday in the Park with George Revival, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, to Receive Cast Album; Production Recoups! by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as George and Annaleigh Ashford as Dot, will be preserved on a cast recording set for release this summe…

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Sunday in the Park with George Revival, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, to Receive Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as George and Annaleigh Ashford as Dot, will be preserved on a cast recording by Warner Music Group. Th…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and More by Behind The Curtain

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing …

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Far Cry/Roomful of Teeth, Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan — imaginative

The two ensembles complemented each other in this joint performance

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Look Back at Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney in Sugar Babies on Broadway by Hannah Vine

The burlesque musical comedy revue earned a 1980 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Stage and Screen Icon Ann Miller on Sugar Babies, Co-Star Feuds, and Those Wigs by Louis Botto

This 1981 interview, which took place in Miller’s Broadway dressing room, captures an era when star personas loomed large on and off-stage.

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The Highly Theatrical Hijinks of "Vanity Fair," "The Play That Goes Wrong" and "946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips" by Broadway & Me

Sometimes you want a little sizzle with your theatrical steak. Or at least I do.  Which is why I'm such a fan of shows that take an imaginative approach to their storytelling, using all…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2017 tour of Chicago starring Brandy Norwood (review) by Alexander C. Kafka

Had I not seen Chicago’s run at the National Theatre eight years ago, maybe I’d consider the current production at the Kennedy Center great instead of good. But I did, so I don’t. The …

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Monday, April 10, 2017

‘Gifted’ at Charlestowne 18 Theatre: Classic Cinemas, Illinois by Blouin Artinfo

‘Gifted’ will be screened at Charlestowne 18 Theatre: Classic Cinemas, Illinois from April 12, 2017.The film is directed by Marc Webb and casts Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer,…

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‘Going In Style’ at Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres Arnold 14 Cine, Missouri by Blouin Artinfo

‘Going In Style’ is being screened Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres Arnold 14 Cine, Missouri, through April 13, 2017.The film is directed by Zach Braffand casts Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, …

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Jazz Standards in New Concert by Robert Viagas

Ella Century will premiere at Birdland in New York.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald & More Broadway Veterans Set to Present at the 2017 Olivier Awards by

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Nathan Lane and more Broadway royalty will present at the 2017 Olivier Awards on April 9 at London’s Royal Albert Hall at 6:00pm. Also on the docke…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Brandon Uranowitz, Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck & More to Star in Prince of Broadway by

Tony nominees Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner and Tony Yazbeck, as well as Kaley Ann Voorhees, will return to the musical Prince of Broadway for its Broadway run following their work in the 2015 J…

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Woody’s Order! by Steven Morris

Woody’s Order!  Reviewed By Julio Martinez Ensemble Studo Theatre/LAThrough April 22RECOMMENDEDIn her one-woman show -- currently having its West Coast premiere at Ensemble Studio Theatre…

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