Thursday, February 27, 2020

I Make Magic Happen by Angela Tricarico

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Baby One More Time: London Hit & Juliet Sets North American Premiere in Toronto by Andy Lefkowitz

& Juliet, a new musical which has been a hit with audiences in London's West End, has set a North American debut staging as part of the 2020-2021 season of Toronto's Mirvish Theatre. The…

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Jukebox Musical & Juliet Sets North American Premiere by Ryan McPhee

The Tony-winning Oklahoma! revival and two Andrew Lloyd Webber hits are also on tap for the upcoming Mirvish Theatre season in Toronto.

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That ‘Oklahoma!’ revival that divided New York City? We’ll see it in Toronto courtesy of Mirvish by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

New Mirvish season also includes ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ revival and Phantom followup ‘Love Never Dies’; pop musical ‘& Juliet’; World War II play ‘Pressure’ and Agatha …

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& JULIET, OKLAHOMA!, and More Announced For the 2020-21 Mirvish Theatre Season

The 2020/21 Mirvish Theatre Season has been announced, featuring 13 shows, including the North American premiere of & Juliet!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Josie Lawrence: ‘Of course I don’t think I’m sexy!’ by Zoe Williams

Whose Line Is It Anyway? made her a household name. But, more than 30 years on, does the queen of improv also think it held her back? She talks about ambition, sexism and her lucky escape fr…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

DCPA Theatre Company’s 2020-21 season: “Rattlesnake Kate,” “Mockingbird” and more by John Wenzel, The Know

Chris Coleman has already shown audiences what's he made of with triumphs such as his all-black recasting of "Oklahoma!" And he's tested Denver's appetite for new work with plays sourced fr…

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West Side Story by Liz Wollman

While it seems that a good half the theater-going public in and around New York City hotly disagrees with me, I'm squarely in the camp that believes Ivo Van Hove's maximal minimalism fails …

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REVIEW: West Side Story by JK

Review of the Sunday, January 26, 2020 matinee performance at the Broadway Theatre in New York City. Starring Jordan Dobson, Mia Pinero, Yesenia Ayala, Dharon E. Jones and Amar Ramasar. Book…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Review: Mother Road, a rip-roaring road drama, buddy comedy, musical, and meditation on what it means to be “American”.  by Ben Demers

“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it’s us without our past?” So wonders the desperate Joad family in Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” as they burn their belo…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Mother Road’ brings powerful journey to Arena Stage by Em Skow

William Joad is a proud Oklahoma farmer with roots to the land as old and deep as the fields his family has tended for generations. But after decades of dedication, dust and sweat poured int…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Kennedy Caughell Talks About Channeling Carole King In “Beautiful” by Cary Ginell

Beautiful, the musical that chronicles the life of singer/songwriter Carole King, comes to the Conejo Valley for the first time in American Theatre Guild’s national tour. Many performers h…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Laura Leigh Turner to Make Broadway Debut as Karen Smith in Mean Girls by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway newbie Laura Leigh Turner will take over the role of Karen Smith in the Tony-nominated hit Mean Girls beginning on March 10. She will replace original cast member Kate Rockwell, who…

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Laura Leigh Turner to make Broadway debut in ‘Mean Girls’ by Gillian Russo

Laura Leigh Turner will make her Broadway debut as Karen Smith in “Mean Girls” beginning March 10, the production announced Monday on Instagram. Turner, originally from Arkansas, attende…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Moulin Rouge! to Make L.A. Premiere at Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 2021 by Andy Lefkowitz

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is headed to the West Coast. The new Broadway smash based on Baz Luhrmann's hit film will make its Los Angeles debut at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre as part of t…

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MOULIN ROUGE!, OKLAHOMA! and More Will Be Featured in BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD 2020-21 Season

BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD (Nederlander Organization) has announced the Spectacular Spectacular 2020-21 Season, consisting of seven Broadway national tour productions which will play both the Dol…

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Broadway In Hollywood To Kick Off New Season With ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Aida’ And More by Anita Bennett

For the second straight year, Broadway in Hollywood is bringing several popular New York shows to Los Angeles. As part of the 2020-21 season, the shows will take place at the Dolby and Panta…

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Moulin Rouge! Sets Dates for Los Angeles Premiere; Oklahoma!, Aida, More to Play the Dolby Theatre by Dan Meyer

The Broadway in Hollywood 2020–2021 season features several musicals based on movies and Tinseltown icons.

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Friday, January 31, 2020


(Laura Collins-Hughes’s article appeared in The New York Times, 1/20; via Pam Green.) There was blood on the floor as usual, and on the costumes, too, when “Oklahoma!” finished its Bro…

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Call Redialed: NEW Daniel C. Levine Interview: "Godspell" at ACT of CT by Adam Rothenberg

It’s so great to catch up with Daniel C. Levine, the Artistic Director of RIdgefield’s premiere regional theatre, ACT of CT. It’s been two years since he & I last spoke, at which t…

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Hadestown & Mockingbird Casting Directors Among 2020 Artios Award Winners by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of Broadway casting directors were hat-tipped for their work at the Casting Society of America's 35th Annual Artios Awards on January 30. Ceremonies were held in New York, …

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Hadestown, To Kill a Mockingbird, Oklahoma!, and More Win 2020 Artios Awards

Many theatrical casting directors took home honors for their efforts.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - January 27thth - AMERICAN UTOPIA & JAGGED LITTLE PILL Top Growth For 3rd Consecutive Week

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (1.90%), Hadestown (1.19%), Beetlejuice (1.11%), Oklahoma! (0.85%) and Ain't Too Proud (0.82%). The top growing cu…

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Broadway at the Grammys. Hadestown Wins! BroadwayCon 2020. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

All these Broadway veterans participated in the 62 Grammy Awards, where “Hadestown” won Best Musical Theater Album. The other nominated albums were “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Tim…

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Hadestown Cast Album Wins 2020 Grammy Award; Sara Bareilles Nabs First Win by Andy Lefkowitz

The original cast recording of the Tony-winning musical Hadestown took home the 2020 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album on January 26. The album beat out the recordings of Ain't Too Prou…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Livin' It Up on Top! Hadestown Cast Album Wins 2020 Grammy Award by Andy Lefkowitz

The original cast recording of the Tony-winning musical Hadestown took home the 2020 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album on January 26. The album beat out the recordings of Ain't Too Prou…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

BWW TV: See Carrie Coon, Namir Smallwood in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's Debut of Tracy Letts' Play BUG

asdasdIn a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugsa?? Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classica?'a…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Broadway Baby! Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Are Expecting Their First Child by Michael Appler

Tony nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Broadway producer Justin Mikita are expecting their first child. Ferguson, who will appear on Broadway this season in a revival of Take Me Out, announc…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Broadway Grosses w/e 01/19/2020: Oh, Not A Beautiful Mornin’

Last week grosses dipped slightly by 3% to $30M. The holiday weekend did not bring the typical attendance boost, which actually dropped by 4%. Two productions played their final performances…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Broadway Box Office Keeps Warm At $30M; ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Slave Play’ Leave On High Notes by Greg Evans

Broadway settled into its new winter clothes last week, with recent arrivals My Name Is Lucy Barton, Grand Horizons and A Soldier’s Play padding the roster as Oklahoma! and Slave Play join…

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Grosses Analysis: Oklahoma! and Slave Play End Broadway Runs With a Bang by Ryan McPhee

The two buzzy productions earned their highest grosses in their final weeks.

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