Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Broadway Who's Who: Bob Avian by JK

When Bob Avian passed away on January 21, a true Broadway great was lost to us. And yet, probably even to many theater fans, his name doesn't really ring a bell. In a career that spanned nea…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: February 16 - 22 by JK

This Week in  Broadway History: February 16 - 22 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  February 16, 2007: The future Tony-winning Best Play, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? opens at the …

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Bob Avian, Broadway Choreographer, 83 by Artsjournal2

Avian co-choreographed A Chorus Line with Michael Bennett, and choreographed Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard. He “directed a 2006 revival of A Chorus Line that ran on Broadway for almost …

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: January 26 - February 1 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: January 26 - February 1  🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭 January 26, 1988: The longest running show in Broadway history opened. The Phantom of the Opera continues to…

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Bob Avian, a Choreographer of Broadway Smashes, Dies at 83 by Neil Genzlinger

His collaborations with Michael Bennett included “A Chorus Line.” He later worked on “Miss Saigon” and other hits.

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Bob Avian, Tony-Winning Choreographer of A Chorus Line and More, Dies at 83

Avian also worked on Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon, and many other productions.

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Bob Avian Dies: ‘Dreamgirls’ Producer, Broadway Choreographer & Michael Bennett Collaborator Was 83 by Greg Evans

Bob Avian, the dancer-turned-choreographer who played an integral role in such pivotal Broadway musicals as A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, Company, Follies and Miss Saigon, died of cardiac arre…

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Broadway's Katie Rose Clarke Welcomes Baby Boy by Lindsey Sullivan

Congratulotions are in order! Katie Rose Clarke, who has wowed Broadway audiences in Wicked and more, and her husband Christopher Alan Rogers have a new addition to their family. The couple…

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Billy Porter: ‘My church said I would never be blessed if I chose to be gay’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor and singer on RuPaul’s Drag Race, learning how to be loved, and why no actor could play him in the film of his life Born in Pennsylvania, Billy Porter, 51, studied drama and move…

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Ms. Broadway December 2020: Hadestown's Eva Noblezada by JK

It seems only fitting that we end 2020 by honoring the living history of Broadway with our Mr. Broadway December 2020, Andre De Shields, and also honoring the living future of American theat…

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Liz Callaway Releases Acoustic Christmas Album December 4 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Baby and Miss Saigon star covers tunes by Sara Bareilles, sister Ann Hampton Callaway, and more on Comfort and Joy – An Acoustic Christmas.

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Checking In With… Deedee Magno Hall, Star of Miss Saigon, Wicked, If/Then, More by Andrew Gans

The Ovation Award winner can also be heard on the new holiday album Why? Because It's Christmas.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Get a First Listen to Lea Salonga Singing The Greatest Showman's 'This Is Me' From Upcoming PBS Concert and Live Album by Logan Culwell-Block

Both the album and film of the Tony-winning Miss Saigon star's concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra arrive November 27.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Rachel Ann Go and Husband Martin Spies Are Expecting First Child

Broadway and West End veteran Rachelle Ann Go (Miss Saigon) and her husband, Martin Spies, have just announced that they are expecting a new member of the family.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Liz Callaway to Release Acoustic Christmas Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The Baby and Miss Saigon star will cover tunes by Sara Bareilles, sister Ann Hampton Callaway, and more on Comfort and Joy – An Acoustic Christmas.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Adam's Call: Live From Adelphi Concert Series: Broadway Stars Live Streaming Concerts by Adam Rothenberg

Adelphi University, RJ Productions and Spot-On Entertainment join forces to bring you a new live streaming concert series entitled Live From Adelphi. Stars from the world of Broadway & C…

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Hadestown Star Eva Noblezada to Headline Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience by Lindsey Sullivan

Two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada is heading to the stage at Radial Park in Astoria, Queens. The drive-in movie theater, which previously screened The Phantom of the Opera and included liv…

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

David Henry Hwang’s ‘M. Butterfly’ Followup: ‘M. Turkey’ by Alexis Soloski

The goal: a comedy about mistaken racial identity inspired by protests over “Miss Saigon.” The result: a backstage farce that never got to opening night.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Broadway Fix for October 19, 2020 Featuring Jon Jon Briones of Ratched, Miss Saigon and More by Broadway.com

We talk with Broadway vet Jon Jon Briones about being featured in the new Netflix series Ratched. Plus, a Broadway Home School lesson on A Chorus Line and more. 

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Monday, October 19, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020

UTA Signs Eva Noblezada in all Areas

UTA has signed Eva Noblezada in all areas. In 2017, Noblezada starred on Broadway in the title role of Cameron Mackintosh's epic revival of Miss Saigon, for which she received a Tony nominat…

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Yellow Rose’ Star Eva Noblezada Talks Candidly About Broadway, Filipino Representation And Her Passion For Pole Dancing by Dinorayramos

Actress and singer Eva Noblezada had her first big break playing the iconic role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon. She first appeared in the starring role in London before heading to the …

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Great Performances ‘Broadway’s Best’ PBS Lineup To Include Lea Salonga Concert Film World Premiere by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Great Performances has set its fourth annual “Broadway’s Best” November line-up on PBS, including the world premiere of Lea Salonga in Concert featuring the Tony Award-winne…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tonight on the Livestream: The Tony Award Winning Lea Salonga

I remember watching Lea Salonga shred the stage as the star of Miss Saigon in 1991, when I was 18 years old. I had never seen a performance like that.  I was blown away. And then I realized…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Mrs. Doubtfire's Casey Garvin by JK

We have been fans of this month's Standing @ Zero hero since his days in the off-Broadway revival of Bare. Since then, his career has really taken off, with regional theater credits includi…

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Telly Leung Interview: Broadway Actor, GLEE, Bristol Riverside Theatre's Summer Fest 2020 by Adam Rothenberg

I always love interviewing Telly Leung, so I was thrilled he was available for this new interview during Broadway’s shutdown. I have enjoyed seeing Telly on Broadway, TV, and in concert. …

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Antione L. Smith, Emily Bautista, Tally Sessions & More Join 20 & UNDER SING 20 & OVER: A Virtual Celebration of Broadway

Antoine L. Smith (Carousel, The Color Purple), Emily Bautista (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables Tour), and Tally Sessions (Company, Anastasia) will be making appearances in 20 & UNDER SING 2…

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Two-Time Tony Winner Jonathan Pryce Tapped to Play Prince Philip on The Crown by Lindsey Sullivan

Jonathan Pryce, who was last seen on Broadway in 2019 in The Height of the Storm, will play Prince Philip in seasons five and six of Netflix's The Crown. He will join four-time Olivier Award…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

"That Is A Definite Silver Lining" by Mo Brady

from Broadway Roulette …

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
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