Friday, November 16, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: “Hadestown,” Florence + the Machine by Mark Beech

Two very different couples are the star characters in London stage openings this week: Orpheus the songwriter and his muse Eurydice enliven Anais Mitchell’s impressive musical “Hadestown…

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10 Essential Show Tune Moments From the Author of Broadway to Main Street by Playbill Staff

From "Hey There" to Hamilton, here is Laurence Maslon's list of moments that made musical theatre songs ubiquitous then and now.

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‘The first score since Hamilton to earn a place on my regular playlist’: HADESTOWN – National Theatre by Laura Kressly

Hadestown is certainly a welcome contribution to London’s musical theatre. The excellent score and unrelenting criticism of corporate systems that enslave the poor in awful conditions and …

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Thursday, November 15, 2018


One of America's favorite theatre critics takes us on a powerful journey through 25 years of Broadway history.

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Hear Lin-Manuel Miranda Sing a Lively New Tune in the Latest Sneak Peek at Mary Poppins Returns by

We're just a month away from the cinema release of the exciting sequel Mary Poppins Returns. In anticipation of the new film, Walt Disney Studios has just released a fresh trailer featur…

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Hear a Snippet of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Mary Poppins Returns Showstopper by Ryan McPhee

The Hamilton creator sings the high-energy “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” in the new sneak peek of the movie musical.

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If I was a Restaurant Owner, here’s what I’d do . . .

Restaurants and Theaters have a lot in common.  They both have “perishable inventory.” If a table or seat is empty, once you pass a reservation time or a curtain time, that ta…

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'There's a lot of power in being young': Hamilton lead actor Jamael Westman on making change - video by Iman Amrani, Jess Gormley, Noah Payne-Frank and Marina Costa

Jamael Westman, the lead actor in the West End production of Hamilton, talks to the Guardian's Iman Amrani backstage at the Victoria Palace Theatre, discussing the power of youth to make cha…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

NYPD Officer Helps Out Tourist Who is Short For HAMILTON Tickets by Stephanie Wild

Imagine standing in line for four days in hopes of getting Hamilton tickets, only to find out, when you finally get your shot, you're 20 short According to NYPD News on Twitter, that's exact…

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Anastasia Star Christy Altomare’s 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Marin Mazzie, Bernadette Peters, Hamilton, and Jessie Mueller are among Altomare’s picks.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda Heads Back to the Richard Rodgers For A Quick HAMILTON Brush-Up by BroadwayWorld

Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda made an appearance at his old stomping grounds today, taking the stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre before the show for a solo rehearsal.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Broadway Grosses: The Cher Show Breaks a Million Dollars as Audiences Pack Neil Simon Theatre by

Cher is taking over the Great White Way, and we're more than OK with that. The Cher Show, the splashy new bio-musical based on the life of the Oscar-winning singer, had a strong first we…

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Julius Thomas III & Donald Webber Jr. to Lead Third National Tour of Hamilton; Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Launch Tour in Puerto Rico by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the upcoming third national touring production of the mega-hit musical Hamilton. The tour will begin with a previously announced Puerto Rico engagement starring …

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Julius Thomas III & Donald Webber Jr. Will Lead Third National Tour of HAMILTON by BroadwayWorld

Julius Thomas III andDonald Webber Jr.will lead the third national tour ofHAMILTONas Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively.

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New Hamilton Tour to Star Julius Thomas III and Donald Webber Jr. by Ryan McPhee

The tour will kick off with a three-week engagement in Puerto Rico, with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his performance in the title role.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Carrie Mae Weems to converse Dec. 4 by Associated Press

“Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and prize-winning visual artist Carrie Mae Weems are set for a public chat next month

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: “White Teeth” to Culture Club by Mark Beech

New openings on the London stage this week include a bold attempt to stage Zadie Smith’s epic novel “White Teeth,” with mixed results, and a theatrical version of the comic novel “Do…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

‘We dream in the dark’: The power of Hamilton track ‘The Room Where It Happens’ by Debbie Gilpin

The Hamilton track ‘The Room Where It Happens’ stands up well as a track to listen to on the cast recording, but something really special happens when you watch it being performed.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Michael Stuhlbarg Sets New York Stage Return in Socrates at the Public by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Michael Stuhlbarg will head back to the New York stage in 2019, taking on the title role in Tim Blake Nelson's world premiere play Socrates at off-Broadway's P…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pennsylvania has no cap on ticket resales, but there are protections by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For “Hamilton” fans shut out of tickets on the first round of Pittsburgh sales, there’s hope in the $10 lottery for every performance.

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Don't Throw Away Your Shot! How to Get Tickets to HAMILTON in Puerto Rico by BroadwayWorld

Lin-Manuel Miranda is returning to his lead role as Alexander Hamilton for 24 performances only when he brings HAMILTON to Puerto Rico January 8-27, 2019. This is the first, and only, schedu…

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From Frost/Nixon to Hamilton, How Well Do You Know Political Musicals and Plays? by Logan Culwell-Block

With Election Day 2018 behind us, we want to know how well you know the plays and musicals that have tackled the American political system.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Photo Coverage: Broadway-Aimed BORN FOR THIS Gives Sneak Peek at Feinstein's/54 Below! by Walter McBride

BeBe Winansjust presented the Broadway-bound musical BORN FOR THIS as a one-night-only concert at Feinstein's54 Below 254 W. 54 St. Sharing the stage with Winans wasdirectorCharles Randolph-…

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Where Was the First Place Christopher Jackson Ever Sang? by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton Tony nominee visits LIVE With Kelly & Ryan to talk Broadway and more.

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Broadway Sings: Vote! #Stageworthy News. by New York Theater

Today is Election Day! If you live in NYC, find your polling site here. If you live anywhere in America, you can go to for some cool info — like, for example, what’s on …

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'Raisin in the Sun' with the Obamas in the audience — an excerpt from 'Rise Up' by Chris Jones

The following is excerpted from “Rise Up!: Broadway and American Society from 'Angels in America’ to ‘Hamilton.’” The book about theater and social progress is by the Tribune’s C…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Broadway Grosses: Wicked Shines in 15th-Anniversary Week by

It was a week of celebration for the fan-favorite Broadway musical Wicked. In addition to toasting its 15th birthday with a star-studded television special hosted by original leading la…

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VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Tells LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN About His Original Career Aspirations by Stage Tube

Today, Christopher Jackson was a guest on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan.' During his interview, Jackson talks about his childhood dream of playing baseball, and how people are still asking him f…

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Tony Winner Karen Olivo Takes the Stage in Fun Home by Hannah Vine

The award-winning star of West Side Story and Hamilton stars in the Tony-winning musical in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Those scoring 'Hamilton' tickets find good things come to those who wait by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

People at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Downtown box office came away with tickets while thousands waited online.

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Winners Announced For The West End Wilma Awards 2018 - HEATHERS, HAMILTON, and More! by BroadwayWorld

West End Wilma, the mother and son theatre blogging duo, have announced the winners of the 5th annual Wilma Awards which took place yesterday, Sunday 4 November 2018 at the Arts Theatre in L…

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