Thursday, August 16, 2018

See Be More Chill, Once on This Island, and More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park by Marc J. Franklin

The free lunchtime concert series concluded with a final show August 16.

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Odds & Ends: Corbin Bleu to Star in Anything Goes at Arena Stage & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. He's the Top! Corbin Bleu to Star in Anything Goes at Arena Stage Fresh off of a celebrated run in Singin' in the…

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Broadway’s Once On This Island Will Offer Actors Fund Performance by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award-winning revival will offer an October 3 benefit performance for the industry service organization.

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Announces Performance Benefiting The Actors Fund by BroadwayWorld

The Actors Fund announced today that Once On This Island has added a Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund. This benefit performance will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Broadway Grosses: The Boys in the Band Wraps Up Main-Stem Run with Record-Breaking Week by

The star-packed Broadway-premiere production of The Boys in the Band concluded its hit run this weekend on a new high. The celebrated 50th-anniversary mounting of Mart Crowley's landmark…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Once on This Island’s Merle Dandridge and Sparky and Peapod by Told By Merle Dandridge

“This is the first time I have ever had live animals in a show and most of the work I had to do with Sparky and Peapod was to bond with them. It’s not like they’re a prop, like you can…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

See Once On This Island Receive Actors’ Equity’s Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award by Hannah Vine

The award honors shows that exemplify and promote diversity, inclusion, non-traditional casting, and equal opportunity.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

‘Once on This Island’ Wins Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award by American Theatre Editors

Actors' Equity Association recognizes the Broadway show for its promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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She Believed She Could: Lynn Ahrens Succeeds One Step At A Time by Amanda Prahl

There's a fairly good chance that Lynn Ahrens wrote one of your favorite songs. Over the past few decades, she's written songs for beloved titles such as Schoolhouse Rock, Anastasia, Once on…

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Once On This Island Receives Actors’ Equity’s Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award by Andrew Gans

The award honors shows that exemplify and promote diversity, inclusion, non-traditional casting, and equal opportunity.

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Tony-Winning Once On This Island Revival Named Recipient of Equity Diversity Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Actors' Equity Association has announced that the 2018 Tony-winning and Audience Choice Award-winning revival of Once On This Island will receive the 11th ann…

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Receives Extraordinary Excellence In Diversity On Broadway Award by BroadwayWorld

Actors' Equity Association has announced that Once on This Island will receive the eleventh annual Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2017-2018 season. Presented…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This Ain’t No Disco by Joel Benjamin

"This Ain’t No Disco" is a compressed, zany look at the years in the 1970s that Studio 54 ruled the social whirl of New York City, complete with debauchery, drugs, loud music, semi-nudity …

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LUCKY STIFF Comes to The Bridewell Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Sedos presents a new production of the award-winning musical Lucky Stiff at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street, from 18- 22 September 2018. From the creators of some of Broadway's bigge…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Broadway Grosses: Pretty Woman Struts Its Stuff at the Box Office During Seven-Show Week by Lindsey Sullivan

Pretty Woman: The Musical opens at the Nederlander Theatre on August 16, and the stage adaptation of the 1990 rom-com favorite, which began performances on July 20, has been having a steady …

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 60th Anniversary Season by Ruthie Fierberg

Once On This Island’s Camille A. Brown is among the slated performers.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Broadway Grosses: Mean Girls Breaks House Record for the Fifth Time by

The fetch new musical Mean Girls is breaking records left and right at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre. The Tony-nominated tuner broke the theater's box office record for the f…

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You Oughta Know! Diana Degarmo, Derek Klena, Wesley Taylor And More Join Broadway Sings Alanis by BroadwayWorld

You oughta know that Broadway Sings Alanis has just added more stars to its lineup Diana Degarmo Hair, Alysha Deslorieux Hamilton, Derek Klena Anastasia, and Wesley Taylor SpongeBob SquarePa…

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Tribute to Ahrens & Flaherty ‘Once On This Island’ by Sandi Durell

  “Lynn and Stephen… thank you for this music. Truly. Thank you for all of your music.”   by Matt Smith   Peasants and grand-hommes came together in harmony last Wed…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Madison Kartoz by Zack Calhoon

Madison Kartoz is a (soon to be) Boston based actor, director, and playwright. She is the winner of the Joseph Curka Award for Young Playwrights and has served as an intern for McCarter The…

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An Interview with Camille A. Brown by Victoria Myers

The past nine months have been full of firsts for choreographer Camille A. Brown. She made her Broadway debut as the choreographer for Once On This Island and then, a few months later, she m…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Photo Flash: Norm Lewis Pays A Visit to 42ND STREET at Bucks County Playhouse by BroadwayWorld

Broadway's Norm Lewis 'Once on this Island' stopped backstage recently after seeing '42nd Street' at the historic Bucks County Playhouse, where it recently broke the theater's Box Office rec…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

VIDEO: Watch Hailey Kilgore, Quentin Earl Darrington & the Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sing the Music of Ahrens & Flaherty by BroadwayWorld

Earlier this week, the cast of the 2018 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Once On This Island celebrated the multi-award winning work of lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flah…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Loren Lott Dances into Once On This Island While Hailey Kilgore Recovers from Injury by Andy Lefkowitz

Understudy Loren Lott has taken over the role of Ti Moune in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Once On This Island at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The actress steps in for Tony-nomin…

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Loren Lott to Lead ONCE ON THIS ISLAND During Hailey Kilgore's Medical Leave by BroadwayWorld

Original company member Loren Lott will take over the role of Ti Moune while Hailey Kilgore recovers from a foot injury.

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Loren Lott to Step Into Once On This Island as Hailey Kilgore Recovers From Injury by Olivia Clement

Lott, an original company member, will take over the role of Ti Moune in the Tony-winning revival.

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Loren Lott to temporarily take over role of Ti Moune in ‘Once on This Island’ by Caitlin Huston

Loren Lott will take over the lead role of Ti Moune in “Once on This Island,” while Hailey Kilgore recovers from a foot injury, the producers announced Monday. Lott had been part…

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Broadway Grosses: Audiences Flock to Hello, Dolly! Before Bernadette Peters Says Farewell by

Theatergoers had one task in mind this past week, and that was to catch Broadway icon Bernadette Peters one final time in the title role of Hello, Dolly! Numbers released today by …

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BWW Interview: Director Michael Arden Talks Upcoming ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl by Don Grigware

Actordirectorwriter Michael Arden needs no introduction. He was nominated for a second Tony this past season for directing the Tony winner for Best Revival of a Musical Once On This Island a…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - July 16th - The Play That Goes Wrong And Head Over Heels Top Growth! by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Head Over Heels 7.51, The Band's Visit 2.31, My Fair Lady 2.19, Summer 1.82 and Once On this Island 1.59.The top growing current Broadway plays…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

LOGOS: Gettin' the Band Back Together by JK

If you know me or read the blog with any regularity, you know that I LOVE show logos. Not only is it advertising, but it is art as well. Fortunately, there are more hits than misses logo-wis…

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