Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes Back Aaron J. Albano Fresh Off the HAMILTON National Tour by Broadwaysted

He's BAAAACCCKKKK We've lifted the Embargo and are thrilled to welcome back FriendoftheShow Aaron J. Albano fresh from his run in the Philip Company of theHamiltontour

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#HamiltonHumpDay - A (not quite) British invasion! Lin-Manuel Miranda breaks out his best English accent in Mary Poppins trailer

He's become somewhat of an American icon, but now he's going Brit! The original HAMILTON, world-renowned Musical Theatre writer and StageFaves superstar Lin-manuel Miranda is breaking into H…

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BWW Interview: Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond Talk COMPANY by Rona Kelly

West End shows will find themselves in good company later this month. Company returns to the London stage in a reworked version by Marianne Elliott, set in the modern day and featuring gende…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Odds & Ends: Mean Girls' Jennifer Simard to Play Return Solo Concert Engagement & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Mean Girls' Jennifer Simard to Play Return Solo Concert Engagement Tony nominee Jennifer Simard, the beloved star who…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Sylvia review – suffragette musical is a hit in the making by Michael Billington

Old Vic, LondonThis hip-hop-infused story of Sylvia Pankhurst’s struggle and socialism has the audience on its feet in acclamation If you create a musical about (British) history with a pr…

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Broadway Grosses: SpongeBob SquarePants Surpasses One Million Dollars as Audiences Bid Farewell to Bikini Bottom by

Teary-eyed audiences might have said goodbye to the 12-time Tony-nominated musical SpongeBob SquarePants on September 16 just before residents of Bikini Bottom packed up their dressing …

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Exclusive: Watch Javier Muñoz Perform a Song in Disney's Elena of Avalor by Olivia Clement

The Hamilton actor is a guest star in the upcoming television movie event Elena of Avalor: Song of the Sirenas.

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Cast Announced For European Premiere Of Bathsheba Doran's PARENTS' EVENING by BroadwayWorld

Casting has been announced for Bathsheba Doran's Parents' Evening, which receives its European premiere in a new production directed by Stella Powell Jones at Jermyn Street Theatre this Octo…

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First Night Takeover: Heathers The Musical at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End gala opening of Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, transferring from The Other Palace. W…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Melbourne Fringe – Wool! A History of Australia’s Wool Industry: The Musical by Arts Review

Wool! A History of Australia’s Wool Industry: The Musical seeks to tell of the pioneering efforts of John Macarthur and the pivotal role of his wife Elizabeth. Although not in the paper Fr…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company by Andrew Parr

Before the “Hamilton” craze of the historical musical with unapologetically anachronistic elements, “Spring Awakening” triumphed as an innovative rock musical in 2005 with its Broadw…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

From Hamilton to Sylvia: The new wave of woke musicals discussing race, gender, sexuality and identity by Tim Bano, Tim Bano

Hamilton, Fun Home, Suffrageddon, Sylvia, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, and Misty aren't traditional musicals – their scores are hip hop, pop, R&B, soul, grime, garage and funk

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Top London Performing Arts This Week: 50 Cent, “Foxfinder” by Mark Beech

A string of new plays opened this week in London, led by “Foxfinder,” starring Olivier Award-winner Iwan Rheon. Off West End, “The Village,” “Distance” and “An Adventure” are…

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What’s the ‘Hamilton’ of the 2018 Fall Theater Season? Our Picks for the Top Contenders by David Cote

From 'The Cher Show' to productions featuring Bryan Cranston and Snoop Dogg, our picks for what will be this fall's 'Hamilton.'

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Top New York Performing Arts This Week: Paul Simon Bows Out, David Byrne, “Heartbreak House” by Mark Beech

Music leads our choice of New York performing arts this week. Paul Simon is playing his last big shows in New York before retiring from touring, while David Byrne is returning to the Forest …

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Leslie Odom Jr. joins cast of Harriet Tubman biopic by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Carnegie Mellon graduate, “Hamilton” star and “One Dollar” cast member joins Cynthia Erivo, who plays the title role in “Harriet.”

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What Went Wrong? Bad Decisions Fuel The Plots Of Fall Theater Season by Christopher Arnott

What else could possibly go wrong? The fall theater season is a delirious mash-up of missteps, miscommunications and mistakes — expertly devised for maximum entertainment value. Among the …

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BWW Review: WASTED, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

After Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit Hamilton and the newly opened Six, Christopher Ash and Carl Miller's rockumentary Wasted takes a good look at the achievements and heartbreaks of the Bro…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tracing Hamilton’s Direct Influence From the Golden Age of Musical Theatre in Show Time! by Ruthie Fierberg

Ben West shares the musical theatre history gems unearthed while he created his new documentary musical.

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WATCH: #HamiltonHumpDay - @IbeyiOfficial releases "Rise Up Wise Up Eyes Up" as part of #HamilDrop

We've found your new favourite #Hamildrop track! The ladies of Ibeyi have released "Rise Up Wise Up Eyes Up" inspired by HAMILTON, and those beats just make us want to get up and dance...

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Monday, September 10, 2018

'Hamilton' At The Bushnell Sold Out Within Hours, But You Can Still Get In by Christopher Arnott

Tens of thousands of “Hamilton” fans won the battle. Tickets to the Hartford stop on the Broadway hit’s national tour went on sale Saturday morning and within a few hours, the least ex…

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Broadway Grosses: Audiences Explore Fall Offerings Bernhardt/Hamlet & The Nap by Lindsey Sullivan

It's not just the sudden chill in the Theatre District air: fall has arrived on the Great White Way with the beginning of preview performances for Bernhardt/Hamlet and The Nap. Audiences…

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Review: Hamilton (Lewis), King’s Head Theatre by Tricia Wey

Remember back when Hamilton was new, and people didn’t know, for certain, who or what it was about? If not: back before Hamilton was the smash hit we’ve all come to know and tweet about,…

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

‘The production’s biggest success is its excellent cast’: HAMILTON (LEWIS) – King’s Head Theatre by Liz Dyer

Hamilton (Lewis) by Fiona English and David Eaton, freshly returned from Edinburgh to the King’s Head, tells the somewhat less epic story of – you guessed it, British Formula 1 star Lewi…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Top New York Performing Arts This Week: Ringo Starr to Last-Chance “Carousel” by Mark Beech

New York’s autumn theater season adds another two shows this week: “Girl From the North Country,” Conor McPherson’s play with Bob Dylan music, and pool-room saga “The Nap.” They …

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New York City Children’s Theater Announces 22nd Season by Lauren Yarger

In its 22nd season, New York City Children’s Theater (NYCCT) will premiere three theater productions for families that celebrate the power of imaginationJoin NYCCT for three original, ente…

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Top London Stage This Week: Pinter at the Pinter, Last Night of Proms, Arctic Monkeys by Mark Beech

London is saying farewell to the Proms for another year with the Last Night and looking forward to a lively autumn season for performing arts.The “Pinter at the Pinter” season is now sta…

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Hamilton (Lewis) review at King’s Head Theatre, London – ‘a one-joke musical parody’ by Paul Vale

Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical sensation Hamilton is a game-changer. It has altered the shape of musical theatre. But when its West End

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BWW Review: HAMILTON (LEWIS) A MUSICAL PARODY, King's Head Theatre by Gary Naylor

This version of the life of Hamilton - not that one, Hamilton Lewis - is a lot of fun for anyone in that crossover in the venn diagram for fans of Formula One and Musical Theatre. And, fortu…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Prince Of Wales visits The Old Vic by Carly-Ann Clements

Last week, Prince Harry (aka the Duke Of Sussex) paid a visit to the Victoria Palace Theatre for a special gala performance of Hamilton. Seemingly inspired by his son's outing, The Prince O…

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