Monday, May 4, 2015

Broadway Grosses: Fun Home, Something Rotten! & More Climb Charts After Tony Nominations by Ryan McPhee

After receiving 12 Tony nominations last week, Fun Home can continue celebrating. As buzz over the Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron musical continues to grow, so does the show'…

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Hamilton's Schuyler Sisters - Easter Bonnet 2015 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Hamilton's Schuyler Sisters - Easter Bonnet 2015 Jasmine Cephas Jones, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo from Hamilton performed their backstage warmup from Hamilton the musical a…

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

People's Choice vs. Critic's Choice for "It Shoulda Been You" and "Something Rotten" by Broadway & Me

The average Broadway theatergoer sees four shows a year, according to the Broadway League. The average theater reviewer routinely sees more shows than that in a week. Which may be one reason…

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Youngest Jean Valjean Ever in Broadway's Les Miserables - Easter Bonnet 2015 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Opting to skew younger in casting, Les Misérables set out to find a new Jean Valjean and landed with a star-in-the-making performance of "The Confrontation" by 13-year-old Joshua Colley, wh…

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Family Day OUT Event Welcomes LGBT Families and Allies to Aladdin and Lion King On Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Playbill will celebrate its second annual Playbill Pride initiative with Family Day OUT, a June 13 event that invites LGBT families and allies to attend special performances of Disney's …

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Director Julie Taymor Steers A 'Grounded' Portrait Of A Drone Pilot by Audie Cornish

The political, one-woman play starring Anne Hathaway seems to be the opposite of what Taymor — the creative force behind Broadway's The Lion King and Spider-Man musical — is known for.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Broadway Grosses: An American in Paris Feels the Love Before Tony Nods; John Cameron Mitchell Dewigs by Ryan McPhee

Something tells us this is more than “Beginner’s Luck.” In the week preceding the Tony Award nominations, An American in Paris leapt to the top five grossing shows, making …

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A Chat With Anne Hathaway and Julie Taymor About Grounded at the Public Theater by TheaterMania

Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, Twelfth Night) is now in performances of George Brant's solo drama Grounded at the Public Theater. She teams up with Tony Award-winning d…

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Avenue Q Pokes Fun at The Lion King in Easter Bonnet Competition

The 29th Annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition raised a new all-time record $4,711,386 in six weeks of nightly curtain-call appeals. This year's Outs…

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

STAGE TUBE: Watch AVENUE Q Cast Parody 'Circle of Life' in 2015 Easter Bonnet Performance! by Stage Tube

The 29th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition bwaybonnets raised a remarkable 4,711,386, making this the third year in a row the event set a new fundraising record. First place went to the cast …

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview Tony And Grammy Winner HEATHER HEADLEY by Michael J. Roberts

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview Tony And Grammy Winner HEATHER HEADLEY from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo. TONY and GRAMMY AWARD winner HEATHER HEADLEY discusses her incredible career including he…

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Disney Wins Lawsuit Against Regional Production Featuring Spider-Man by BroadwayWorld

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Lancaster, Pa.'s American Music Theatre has agreed not to proceed with their planned production -- BROADWAY NOW amp FOREVER --which would have featured asp…

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Reed Kelly, Ryan Steele - National Tours at Easter Bonnet 2015 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

A bright, upbeat celebration of the 21 national touring productions, which raised $2.2 million this spring, was choreographed by Charlie Williams and featured 16 inspiring dancers, including…

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Avenue Q Hilariously Spoofs The Lion King - Easter Bonnet 2015 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Winning the best presentation award was the company of Avenue Q, which lamented The Lion King’s perennial status as the winner of the presentation award. In "Bonnet of Life," the Avenue Q …

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Filichia Features: The debut of THE LION KING, JR. by Peter Filichia

Spencer Lau was quite proud of his pride of lions, his cackle of hyenas and every other group of animals he’d put on stage. For Lau — the music director at Woodruff School in Seabroo…

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Helen Mirren, Matthew Morrison, Lin-Manuel Miranda - Easter Bonnet Highlights 2015 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

The generosity of the American theatre community shined brightly as six weeks of spring fundraising raised another record-breaking grand total for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Backstage at the Easter Bonnet Competition 2015 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Enjoy a backstage peek at the incredibly artistry behind the 29th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, with Jess LeProtto from Broadway's On The Town, Fabi Aguirre from Les Misérables and Rick…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Lion King Heads West! by Craig Dalglish

It’s taken 18 years, but finally Disney’s The Lion King is heading to Perth. Following sell out seasons in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, the blockbuster Disney musical will open at the…

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Tony Winner Heather Headley to Rap, Cast Spells & More in MUNY’s Into the Woods by Lindsay Champion

Heather Headley is casting spells in Missouri! The Tony and Grammy winner will play the Witch in Into the Woods at the MUNY in St. Louis from July 21 through 27. Directed by Gary Griffin (Br…

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Broadway Grosses: The King and I Whistles a Happy Tune on the Great White Way Before Tony Nominations by Ryan McPhee

After across-the-board raves, The King and I has no reason to feel afraid. The Lincoln Center revival, which opened officially on April 16, saw its fourth consecutive week of audiences at fu…

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/20

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Rea…

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Q&A: Blake Hammond

Name: Blake HammondWhere are you from? Glen Rose, TexasBroadway credits:  Living on Love, First Date, Sister Act, Elf, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, The Lion King, Kiss Me Kate, The Music Man, O…

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison & More Will Take Part in 2015 Easter Bonnet Competition by

A whole crew of Broadway’s best will join forces for the 29th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition. On the Twentieth Century headliner Kristin Chenoweth, …

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sweet Sound of Amazing Grace Will be Heard on Broadway; Josh Young-Led New Tuner Sets Dates & Theater by Imogen Lloyd Webber

If it was ever lost, it's now's home on Broadway. Amazing Grace, which ran in Chicago in fall 2014, will begin performances at the Nederlander Theatre on June 25. Josh You…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Broadway Bares Solo Strips 2015 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Broadway Bares gets up close and personal as the 2015 Bares season gets underway with Broadway Bares Solo Strips at 9 pm on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at 42West (514 West 42nd Street, NYC).

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SOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical Things by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are shining a spotlight on some rarely discussed and unusual connections between the world of William Shakespeare and theatrical pop culture at large. Given the wide breadth of mate…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Photo Coverage: Nathan Lane Takes Home 15th Annual Monte Cristo Award at Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center Gala by Walter McBride

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center just honored stage and screen star Nathan Lane with the Monte Cristo Award, which he received last night, April 13 at the Edison Ballroom. Known for roles a…

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten & More New Musicals Warm Up the Box Office by Ryan McPhee

Spring has sprung, and as the weather gets warmer, marquees get brighter. Three new musicals in particular are preparing for their opening nights with already impressive crowds. Something Ro…

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/13

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! R…

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Friday, April 10, 2015

The Boys of 'The Final Girls' on Bro Culture and Bad Dates by Young Hollywood

The Boys of 'The Final Girls' on Bro Culture and Bad DatesJourney into the world of "bro culture" as YH sits down with the boys of 'The Final Girls' -- Adam DeVine, Alexander Ludwig, Thomas …

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Why ‘Wicked’ Worked as a Stage Musical First, Before the Bigscreen

“Wicked” happened backwards — at least compared to most other Broadway hits that have ties to Hollywood. Everything from “The Lion King” to “Hairspray” to “Kinky Boots…

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