Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Complete Cast Announced for Holiday Return of Elf Musical by Adam Hetrick

Cheers star George Wendt will play Santa in the Boston and New York dates of the musical that will begin a limited national tour in November.

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Theater News: Full Cast Announced for Elf the Musical

Erik Gratton, Cynthia Ferrer, and more will join the previously announced George Wendt in this stage adaptation of the 2003 film.

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Erik Gratton & Veronica J. Kuehn to Join George Wendt in Elf at Madison Square Garden by Andy Lefkowitz

Erik Gratton will lead the company of the new production of Elf at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, taking on the central role of Buddy. He will be joined by Broadway alum Veronica…

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Erik Gratton, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Star in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden; Cast Complete! by BroadwayWorld

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the New York engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play from December 13 through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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VIDEO: John Scacchetti, Chaz Wolcott, and More Join Emily Jeanne Phillips in New Tap Video by BroadwayWorld

Emily Jeanne Phillips Elf, the Musical at Madison Square Garden presents a new tap music video featuring John Scacchetti Patti Lupone Gypsy, 42nd Street, Chaz Walcott Newsies Live, So You Th…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Paramount announces 'Elf' cast by Morgan Greene

Paramount Theatre has announced the cast of “Elf,” the holiday musical based on the hit 2003 Will Ferrell movie about an oversized elf on a Christmas quest. Kyle Adams will star as Buddy…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cheers Star George Wendt to Reprise Broadway Turn in Elf at Madison Square Garden by Andy Lefkowitz

Ho ho ho! (And a bottle of rum?) George Wendt, who spent 11 seasons delivering one-liners from a barstool on Cheers, has been announced to play Santa in an upcoming holiday engagement o…

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Elf The Musical Sets Holiday Return With Cheers Star George Wendt by Adam Hetrick

The musical comedy based on the 2003 film of the same title will play Boston and New York.

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Theater News: George Wendt to Star as Santa in Elf the Musical at Madison Square Garden

The Cheers star will reprise the role he originated on Broadway.

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CHEERS Star George Wendt to Star as 'Santa' in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden by BroadwayWorld

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that George Wendt, from the long-running television series Cheers, will STAR as Santa in ELF The Musical, which is returning to New York Cit…

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Moon dances, chaotic comedy and a hymn to envy: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures by Murdo Macleod

Rachel Mars asks us to look into our hearts, Jordan Brookes eyeballs the audience, Elf Lyons clowns around with Swan Lake and Jon Snow considers the social divide. As the Edinburgh festival …

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Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights to Honor Memory of Thomas Meehan by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway marquees will dim their lights at approximately 7:45pm on August 30 to honor the memory of Tony-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, who died on August 22. "Thomas Meehan was a …

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights to Honor Memory of Thomas Meehan by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway marquees will dim their lights at approximately 7:45pm on August 30 to honor the memory of Tony-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, who died on August 22. "Thomas Meehan was a …

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Elf Lyons review – daffy take on Swan Lake delivered in Franglais by Brian Logan

Underbelly Med Quad, EdinburghWith a parrot costume, Jacques Brel songs and silly set pieces, Lyons dreams up an almost aggressively winsome hour of complete nonsenseIs it comedy, or a spiri…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tony-winning ‘Annie’ writer Thomas Meehan dies at 88 by Associated Press

Meehan's other shows include "Young Frankenstein" with Brooks, "Cry-Baby" with O'Donnell, "Elf" with Bob Martin, "Chaplin" with Christopher Curtis, "Bombay Dreams" with Meera Syal and the mu…

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Edinburgh comedy awards: the nominees in full by Brian Logan In Edinburgh

Female comics dominate the nine-strong shortlist for the ‘Oscars of live comedy’, as shows about a breakup, a goodbye and class consciousness make the cut• Plan your trip: the Edinburg…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: FUNZ AND GAMEZ, Just The Tonic by BroadwayWorld

They're back Why Money. After a failed BBC pilot and numerous non-appearances on TV and radio, Phil's resurrected the Edinburgh award-winning Panel Prize still counts cult hit Funz and Gamez…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Spotlight On...Amber Mak by Michael Block

Name: Amber MakHometown: Chicago, IL but born and raised in KansasEducation: Northwestern UniversityFavorite Credits: Directing/Choreographing Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Hairspray at the…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Theatre News: Further casting announced for Elf

Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon will play Jovie

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Christmas Arrives Early! Elf the Musical Set for Madison Square Garden Return by Lindsey Sullivan

A Christmas announcement in June: Buddy and the gang will be back at Madison Square Garden this year! Elf the Musical is scheduled to run at the iconic New York venue from December 13 throug…

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ELF THE MUSICAL Will Return to Spread Christmas Cheer at Madison Square Garden by BroadwayWorld

ELF The Musical at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Back by popular demand, this limited holiday engagement begins Wednesday, December 13 and will run through Friday, December 29, 2017.…

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Theater News: Elf the Musical to Return to Madison Square Garden for Holiday Engagement

The Christmas favorite takes the stage once again in the Big Apple.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: ‘Oberon, or The Elf King’s Oath’ at The In Series by Leslie Weisman

“I’m stuck with writer’s block!” Who among us—be we beginners, practitioners or professionals, list makers, blog posters, PhD thesis or diary writers—has not been visited by that…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Peabody Opera House announces 2017-18 Broadway Series by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Peabody Opera House has announced four shows for its 2017-18 Broadway Series of theatrical productions: “Elf the Musical,” “Kinky Boots,” “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story” an…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

David Sedaris: ‘There are things nobody wants to hear. But the disturbing things are great’ by Alex Clark

The dry-witted US essayist talks about how he went from working as an elf in Macy’s to becoming ‘the American Alan Bennett’David Sedaris’s partner of 25 years, Hugh Hamrick, cal…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Theatre News: Open auditions announced for Elf the Musical starring Ben Forster

Producers are looking for actors aged between nine and 12 years old

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Theatre News: Ben Forster to reprise role in Elf the Musical this autumn

The actor is currently starring in the titular role of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Is There Life After the Tony Nominations for "Anastasia," Bandstand" and "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory"? by Broadwayandme

All Tony awards are coveted but the awards for Best Musical tend to be the most coveted of all. And because 13 new musicals debuted during the 2016-2017 season, the odds of getting one this …

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Odds & Ends: Christian Borle on How Playing an Elf Prepared Him for Willy Wonka, Kristin Chenoweth 'Twinkles' as Britney & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Christian Borle on How Playing an Elf Prepared Him to Take on Willy Wonka Christian Borle is back on Broadway in the new mus…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Broadway's Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins Dreamgirls in London by Andy Lefkowitz

Asmeret Ghebremichael, the actress most recently seen as Nickie in in the off-Broadway revival of Sweet Charity, has joined the company of London’s Dreamgirls in the role of Lorrell Ro…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the Cast of PARAMOUR by Ben Cameron

Nothing could be more fitting the day after the Oscar's than celebrating our recent evening with the stars of Cirque Du Soleil's Paramour. Paramour stars Ruby Lewis, Ryan Vona, Bret Shuford,…

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