Monday, September 17, 2018

Broadway League Will Now Dim All Broadway Marquee Lights in Memory of Marin Mazzie by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway League has announced an adjustment to a prior decision to dim the marquee lights of only six Broadway theaters on September 19 in memory of the late three-time Tony nominee Mari…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Broadway Theaters to Dim Marquee Lights in Memory of Marin Mazzie by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway League has announced that several Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights in memory of three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie, who passed away at age 57 on Septe…

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Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Is Remembered for Her Lustrous Career in Comedy & Drama by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a long battle with ovarian cancer, three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie passed away on September 13 at age 57. The original star of Passion and Ragtime made a memorable mark on the…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Marin Mazzie: 1960-2018 by Wendy Caster

It was 1996. I was visiting from California and only had time for two shows. One, of course, had to be the new Sondheim, Passion. I had heard raves about Donna Murphy, who was, of …

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Marin Mazzie Dies: Broadway Star Of ‘Passion’, ‘Ragtime’ Was 57 by Greg Evans

Broadway actress and three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie died this morning in New York. She was 57. Her death was announced by her husband, actor Jason Danieley. Mazzie had been fighting ov…

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Marin Mazzie, Broadway Musical Star, Is Dead at 57 by Neil Genzlinger

In a long career cut short by cancer, she earned three Tony nominations in just six years, for performances in “Passion,” “Ragtime” and “Kiss Me, Kate.”

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Broadway and West End star Marin Mazzie dies by Mark Kennedy

Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in "Ragtime," ''Passion" and "Kiss Me, Kate," has died following a three-year bat…

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#TBT: CD Review: OBCR City of Angels by JK

Next up on our weekly trip down memory lane is a look back at the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the 6-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 1990, City of Angels. Proof that if a show…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Broadway Ladies: Ms. August 2018: Rachel York by JK

Since the late 80's, she's been a fixture on the theater scene: on Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours and regional theater. She's created roles, and she's been a high profile replacement…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

'Shrew’d!' review: New musical now outdoors at First Folio flips Shakes' story and wins us over by Kerry Reid

Tackling a musical adaptation of “The Taming of the Shrew” in the nearly 70-year-old footsteps of “Kiss Me, Kate” takes chutzpah. While Cole Porter can rest easy that “Shrew’d!,…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Kiss Me, Kate "simply Wunderbar"

Opera North’s revival of Kiss Me Kate played at The London Coliseum.  The musical is set both on and off stage during a production of The Taming of The Shrew, in which we follow the temp…

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Cast announced for Sheffield Theatres’ Kiss Me, Kate by Georgia Snow

Rebecca Lock and Edward Baker-Duly will lead the cast of Kiss Me, Kate at Sheffield Theatres later this year. The Cole Porter

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar Live, Diana Rigg, Pasek & Paul, Laurie Metcalf Earn 2018 Emmy Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of stage alums were honored with 2018 Emmy Award nominations for their work on the small screen on July 12. Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold broke the news live from Los Angeles…

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Will Chase Joins Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me Kate Revival by Mark A. Robinson

The mystery is over! The answer to who would play Fred Graham/Petruchio to Kelli O’Hara’s Lilli Vanessi/Kate in the 2019 Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Kiss Me, Kate has been …

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Today on Broadway: Friday, June 29, 2018 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: THIS IS NOT A DRILL- Glenda Jackson to Play King Lear on Broadway in 2019! Also, Will Chase to Star in “Kiss Me, Kate,” and Matt Shares Thoughts on “Bandstand”…

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Kelli O'Hara on Revisiting The King and I in London & Gearing Up for Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway by Matt Wolf

Kelli O’Hara is finally making her West End stage debut as British governess Anna Leonowens in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, the role that brought the beloved America…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Will Chase to star with Kelli O’Hara in ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ by Caitlin Huston

Will Chase will star alongside Kelli O’Hara in “Kiss Me, Kate” later this season. Chase, who previously starred alongside O’Hara in a 2016 concert production of the m…

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BWW Flashback: Relive the Many Roles of Will Chase! by Nicole Ciravolo

BroadwayWorld recently announced that stage and screen star Will Chase will join Kelli O'Hara in the Broadway-bound Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Kiss Me, Kate. Roundabout welco…

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Breaking: Wunderbar! Will Chase Will Join Kelli O'Hara in Broadway-Bound KISS ME, KATE by BroadwayWorld

Kiss Me, Kate has found its leading manRoundabout Theatre Company just announced thatTony Award nominee Will Chase The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nashville and upcoming HBO's Sharp Objects will…

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Too Darn Hot! Will Chase to Join Kelli O'Hara in Broadway's Kiss Me, Kate by Andy Lefkowitz

A Tony-nominated leading man has been selected for Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Will Chase will star as Fred Graham/Petruchio in the hotly ant…

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Kelli O’Hara & Will Chase To Tame Broadway’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ by Greg Evans

Nashville‘s Will Chase and Tony-winner Kelli O’Hara will take on Kiss Me, Kate in a new Roundabout Theatre Broadway production set for next year. Roundabout’s Todd Haimes, …

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Will Chase to Join Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway by Olivia Clement

The leading duo will reprise their roles from Roundabout's 2016 benefit concert.

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‘A Golden Age feast for the senses’: KISS ME, KATE – West End by Shanine Salmon

In choosing to restore rather than rejuvenate, Opera North has created a genuinely fascinating and faithful window into a bygone era. In doing so, however, they’ve chosen to celebrate the …

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

‘It feels a problematic choice to stage’: KISS ME, KATE – West End by Ian Foster

Under the glossy veneer of amazing choreography, the fulsome sound of Opera North’s orchestra and some spectacular performances, its gender politics are simply presented as they are. And p…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

‘A Wunderbar production’: KISS ME, KATE – West End ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

After touring for a while, Opera North’s production of Kiss Me, Kate has slipped into the London Coliseum for a short run which showcases its glorious score and stellar cast.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Kelli O'Hara-Led Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway by

Tickets are now on sale for the new Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate, beginning previews at Studio 54 on February 14, 2019 with an opening set for March 14. The production will feature dire…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

‘A show of two halves’: KISS ME, KATE – West End ★★★ by Jonathan Baz

With the World Cup tournament currently in play, football parlance seems appropriate in describing Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate, arriving this week for a short stay at London’s Coliseum a…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

‘Everything for a superb night at the theatre & then some’: KISS ME, KATE – West End ★★★★★ by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

An impeccable five-star production from Opera North in association with Welsh National Opera. Do not be put off by the word opera this is West End musical theatre at its very, very best.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss me, Kate is the latest in a string of musicals presented at the London Coliseum. This production is courtesy of Opera North and tells the tale of a group of actors staging a musical ada…

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‘Opera North has a triumph on its hands’: KISS ME, KATE – West End ★★★★ by Helen McWilliams

Kiss Me, Kate is full of moments, that remind you of the magic of Cole Porter’s timeless music when performed by a truly remarkable cast and orchestra. Opera North has a triumph on its han…

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Reasons to see: Kiss Me, Kate at London Coliseum by Robin Johnson

Opera North, with their full-scale orchestra and chorus in tow, are bringing the magical sound of Broadway to the London Coliseum with Kiss Me, Kate. The post Reasons to see: Kiss Me, Kate a…

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