Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott on mining their 23-year friendship for new show by Maureen Lee Lenker

For theater lovers, Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott are as iconic a duo as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, PB&J, or Ethel Merman and things coming up roses. The award-winning perf…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

See Ben Platt, Winners Ekele Ukegbu & Ethan Kelso & More at the 2019 Jimmy Awards by Lindsey Sullivan

The 11th Annual Jimmy Awards took place on June 24 at the Minskoff Theatre, current home to The Lion King. The Jimmy Awards, also known as National High School Musical Theatre Awards, is bas…

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2019 Jimmy Awards!

Last night, The Jimmy Awards held their 11th annual ceremony at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. The top awards went to Ethan Kelso and Ekele Ukegbu, for Best Performance by an Actor, and Actres…

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The 11th Annual Jimmy Awards by New York Theater

At the 11th annual Jimmy Awards, Ethan Kelso won Best Performance by an Actor  as Will Bloom in Big Fish at Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ekele Ukegb…

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

25 Songs for a Very Broadway Father's Day!

Today is all about dads, and we're celebrating Father's Day 2019 in a very Broadway way. Below, check out some of the greatest paternal showtunes of all time, including happy songs to fathe…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Conference Call: Cast of "Enter Laughing" at York Theatre: Alison Fraser, Farah Alvin, Chris Dwan, and Allie Trimm by Adam Rothenberg

Last I week I got to see the hilarious musical revival of Enter Laughing at the York Theatre. This show is so much fun. The writing, the music, and of course, the very talented cast! Their c…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Andrew Lippa Interview: "The Man In The Ceiling", "Unbreakable", and "John & Jen" by Adam Rothenberg

Four years after our first interview together, I’m thrilled to be able to catch up with Emmy winner and Tony/Grammy nominee Andrew Lippa to discuss the release of his recent cast recording…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Stars of Beetlejuice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Frozen & More Set for’s #LiveAtFive by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects and take qu…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

NEWS: Selladoor brings the European premiere of Falsettos to The Other Palace by Press Releases

Selladoor Worldwide (producers of 9 to 5, Big Fish, American Idiot and Avenue Q) will present the long-awaited European premiere of the multi award-winning musical Falsettos which arriv…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Grease Movie Prequel in the Works from John August & Paramount by Andy Lefkowitz

Paramount Pictures has announced the development of Summer Loving, a prequel to the iconic 1978 screen adaptation of Grease, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Big Fish writer John August…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Around The U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part II: Southeast by JK

Thank you for embracing our new series Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals! This week, we move down South to the 14 states (and D.C.) that make up the American Southeast. From Maryland down to…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Kate Baldwin on Superhero, Developing New Musicals, and More by Victoria Myers

Kate Baldwin first gained major attention for Finian’s Rainbow, which earned her first Tony Award nomination. She then went on to originate roles in Giant, Big Fish, and Songbird, and rece…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, February 5- Happy Birthday, Alex Brightman by Alexa Criscitiello

Alex Brightmanreceived Tony, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance as Dewey Finn inAndrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock. Other Broadway credits include…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

King Kong Star Christiani Pitts Is's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Newcomer Christiani Pitts, who is currently thrilling audiences as Ann Darrow in King Kong, will lead's latest vlog, Queen of New York, beginning on January 10. The vlog wil…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Broadway Ladies: Ms. Broadway: December 2018 by JK

Her Broadway career spans over two decades, starting with an ensemble role the original cast of Jekyll and Hyde and all the way up to playing and icon's mother in the just-opened The Ch…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

David Hunter, Marisha Wallace & More to Join Katharine McPhee in London Premiere of Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

A foursome of newly announced stars will soon sing Sara Bareilles' Tony-nominated score in the upcoming West End debut of Waitress. The previously announced transfer, starring Broadway a…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Matt Croke, London’s Aladdin, Will Release Debut Solo Recording by Andrew Gans

Only Dreaming features songs from Aladdin, Big Fish, Sweeney Todd, and more.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Kelsey Grammer Will Dream the Impossible Dream in New London Staging of Man of La Mancha by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning actor Kelsey Grammer has been announced to star as Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote in a new U.K. mounting of the Tony-winning musical Man of La Mancha. To…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Odds & Ends: NBC Recruits Sas Goldberg to Write & Produce Musical Comedy Series & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. NBC Recruits Sas Goldberg to Write & Produce Musical Comedy Series Sas Goldberg, standout cast member of Broadwa…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Cracking the Code: Kate Baldwin Shares Insight Into Her Characters from Finian’s Rainbow, Giant, Big Fish, & Hello, Dolly!

Two-time Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin shares character insights and performance advice about four major roles from her resume.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Broadway Boys: Mr. October 2018: Ben Crawford by JK

What better a choice for Halloween month's Mr. Broadway than a multi-talented actor who has played not one but two of the Main Stem's most notorious monsters? A few years ago, he played that…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Most Shows at One Theater (Part 1) by JK

I'm pretty sure that if you take the time to read theater blogs, you love going to the theater. And you probably keep track of which shows you've seen. Maybe you keep all of your tickets, or…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

World Premiere Beetlejuice Musical Finds Its Stars in Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso by Andy Lefkowitz

Initial casting has been announced for the pre-Broadway run of Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the fan-favorite 1988 film. Tony nominee Alex Brightman will lead the company in …

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

“Summer and Smoke” at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

“Summer and Smoke” by tennessee Williams will be on stage at Almeida Theatre, London.The play is directed by Rebecca Frecknall. The play has been given five star ratings by various media…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Boho Theatre announces its new home and its lineup for the 2019 season, including a revival of 'Big Fish' by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, BoHo Theatre announced the lineup for its 2019 season, the first under incoming artistic director Stephen Schellhardt. The company also announced that it will become a permanent r…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

‘Let’s hope this isn’t the last we see of this sweet show’: A LITTLE PRINCESS – Royal Festival Hall ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

After the recent success in the UK of Big Fish and The Addams Family, Andrew Lippa’s lesser-known show A Little Princess has had its UK premiere at the Southbank Centre.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Broadway creators of 'Big Fish' intervene in Greenfield theater cancellation by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A community theater in Greenfield has run afoul of the creators of the musical “Big Fish” after canceling a production of the show that had been scheduled to open June 15.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

‘Big Fish’ Authors Denounce Community Theater Cancellation Of Musical Over Gay Dad Characters by Greg Evans

A Pittsburgh “family-friendly” community theater has canceled a production of the musical Big Fish after a dispute with the director over the inclusion of a same-sex couple as ba…

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Exclusive: BIG FISH Creators Speak Out Following Show Cancellation At Pittsburgh Community Theatre Over LGBT Representation by BroadwayWorld

The Palisade Playhouse has canceled their upcoming production of BIG FISH after the director and several performers quit following a dispute with the producing team over the inclusion of gay…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pittsburgh Community Theatre Cancels BIG FISH Following Director's Inclusion Of Gay Ensemble Characters by BroadwayWorld

The Palisade Playhouse has canceled their upcoming production of BIG FISH after the director and several performers quit following a dispute with the producing team over the inclusion of gay…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Big Fish’ at Silhouette Stages by Johanna Alonso

It’s not rare to see a musical that matches the grandiose scale of “Big Fish,” directed by TJ Lukacsina. But shows like that are usually set in Neverland and Oz, not rural Alabama. Bas…

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