Sunday, August 26, 2018

Pretty Woman: The Musical by Darryl Reilly

With Tony nominations for "Rocky," "On the Twentieth Century" and "Groundhog Day," 44-year-old Andy Karl’s charisma and considerable talents have been well demonstrated. In "Pretty Woman: …

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Friday, August 24, 2018

“Pretty Woman The Musical” at the Nederlander Theatre by Richard Seff

Composers and lyricists have long been attracted to successful films as source material for adaptation into Broadway musicals. “Saturday Night Fever,” “Groundhog Day,” “Rocky,&…

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Monday, August 20, 2018

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Favorite Andy Karl Roles by Lindsey Sullivan

Pretty Woman: The Musical officially opened at the Nederlander Theatre last week. The screen-to-stage adaptation of the 1990 film stars Andy Karl and Samantha Barks in the roles made famous&…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, August 16- London Celebrates GROUNDHOG DAY by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2016, the musical adaptation of the hit Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day, made its world premiere at the Old Vic in London.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Review: ‘Moulin Rouge’ Gets a Lavish Pre-Broadway Tryout in Boston by Christopher Caggiano

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 13, 2018 Before the 1980s, Boston was a major out-of-town stop for plays and musicals before they went to Broadway. The economics of such…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review: Off-Broadway Musical ‘This Ain’t No Disco’ Ain’t No Good by Christopher Caggiano

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 2, 2018 Why do bad musicals happen to good theater companies? That’s a question that I find myself asking quite a bit in the summer, wh…

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Everything to Win! Lila Coogan Will Star in the National Tour of Broadway's Anastasia by Ryan Gilbert

Hands shaking, heart thundering, meet the royal mess! Lila Coogan will star in the central role of Anya in the national tour of Broadway's hit musical Anastasia. Directed by Tony winner …

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Tim Minchin to Star in New Australian Road Trip TV Series by Olivia Clement

The Groundhog Day and Matilda composer will play a gifted pianist in the new comedy-drama Upright.

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Tim Minchin Will Write and Star in New Australian Series UPRIGHT by BroadwayWorld

Tim Minchin, composer of hit musicals Matilda and Groundhog Day, will star in a new series, titled UPRIGHT, according to Minchin's website, He will not only be acting in the …

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bay Area Actors Hit the Road

by Lauren Spencer As summer heats up, theatre festivals nationwide are in full swing and would-be blockbusters are preparing for a new Broadway season. The Bay Area theatre community is lea…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Full Casting Set for Savion Glover-Helmed Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope at Encores! Off-Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Encores! Off-Center's highly anticipated new staging of Micki Grant and Vinnette Carroll's Tony-nominated 1971 musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. …

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Monday, June 11, 2018

‘Groundhog Day’ star Andy Karl lands lead in ‘Pretty Woman’ on Broadway by Deadline

He’ll play Edward Lewis (Richard Gere in the 1990 movie) opposite Samantha Barks’ Vivian (the role that made a superstar of Julia Roberts).

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

From Wicked to Groundhog Day: Look Back at Andy Karl on the Stage by Hannah Vine

Karl will appear in the New York premiere of Pretty Woman on Broadway this summer.

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Broadway Upset: For “Pretty Woman” Musical Tony Winner Steve Kazee Out, Andy Karl (“Groundhog Day”) In by Roger Friedman

It’s a big surprise this afternoon: for the upcoming musical version of “Pretty Woman,” the role of Edward– the millionaire playboy businessman Categories: Featured…

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Jason Tam Joins Cast of BE MORE CHILL by BroadwayWorld

Broadway'sJason Tamjoins the company of this summer's hotly anticipated musicalBe More Chill. Assuming the role of 'The Squip,' Tam joins previously announced cast members from the 2015Two R…

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‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Finds Its Man: Andy Karl Cast In Broadway Production by Greg Evans

Three-time Tony Award nominee Andy Karl, last seen on Broadway in Groundhog Day, has been cast as the male lead in the upcoming Pretty Woman: The Musical. He’ll play Edward Lewis (Rich…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Music Theatre International Acquires Licensing Rights to GROUNDHOG DAY by BroadwayWorld

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International MTI has acquired worldwide licensing rights to the award-winning musical comedy Groundhog Day.

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Music Theatre International acquires licensing rights to ‘Groundhog Day’ by Caitlin Huston

Music Theatre International has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to the musical “Groundhog Day.” The Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, opened at the …

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Music Theatre International Acquires Rights to Groundhog Day Musical by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway musical based on the 1993 film comedy features a score by Matilda songwriter Tim Minchin.

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When "The Best" Isn't Your "Favorite": Dear Evan Hansen vs Come From Away by JK

Will you be found?A couple of months ago, I wrote a column about the year the Best Musical was Hamilton, but my favorite show that season was American Psycho.  (Read it HERE.)Who'd…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Andy Karl & Orfeh to Host 2018 Chita Rivera Awards; Performance Lineup Announced by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-nominated Broadway couple Andy Karl (Groundhog Day) and Orfeh (Pretty Woman) have been announced as co-hosts of the 2018 Chita Rivera Awards, taking place at NYU's Skirball Center o…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Mamie Parris, Bryonha Marie Parham & More to Join Drew Gehling in World Premiere Musical Dave by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of stage stars comprise the newly announced complete cast of Dave, a world premiere musical adaptation of the 1993 White House comedy flick of the same name. The previo…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Complete Casting Announced for THE PROM; Ticket Pre-Sale Begins May 23 by BroadwayWorld

Producers and Presidents of The Prom Committee Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke and Jack Lane announce today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy The Prom will star Tony Award Nomin…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018

Where Do Best Musicals Come From? by JK

As we inch ever closer to the end of another Broadway awards eligibility season, I thought it might be interesting to look at the ultimate winners of the last 20 years. What were their prima…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 Presents at the Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber Wins New York Emmy Award by

The John Gore Organization proudly accepted a New York Emmy Award on April 14 in the category of Special Event Coverage (Other Than News and Sports) for the Tony Awards special Broadway…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Odds & Ends: Patti Murin & Kelli O'Hara to Sing Out at Yankee Stadium & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Patti Murin & Kelli O'Hara to Sing Out at Yankee Stadium Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and Frozen star Patti Mu…

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Drag365: Show #67- Ultimate Drag Pageant, Week 8 at the West End by Michael Block

Nicole Onoscopi // photo by Michael BlockDay: Thursday, March 8th     Show: Ultimate Drag PageantLocation: The West EndQueens Seen: Marti Gould Cummings (@martigcummings), Ned…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Rebecca Faulkenberry, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and Carrie Manolakos Will Lead Industry Reading of ALIVE! by BroadwayWorld

Rebecca Faulkenberry Groundhog Day, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka A Little Night Music, and Carrie Manolakos Mamma Mia will lead a closed industry reading of the new musical ALIVE by Josh Canfield o…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Emeritus professors going off at a tangent | Brief letters by Letters

David Edgar as Toad of Toad Hall | Time-loop tales | The Blockheads | Professorial absence | Remembering trigonometryThis is not David Edgar’s first sortie into acting (After half a centur…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Go-Go's Musical Head Over Heels by

Tickets are now on sale for Head Over Heels, a new Broadway musical featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's. Featuring a book by James Magruder (adapted from an original book by Jeff W…

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