Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Call Answered: Kyle Taylor Parker: Singer, Actor, Broadway Soul album, Kinky Boots by Adam Rothenberg

Kyle Taylor Parker was originally cast as an “Angel” in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots, but his wings took flight and he was next headlining the first National Tour of Kinky Boot…

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Greatspeed: The Music Man by Goodspeed Musicals

We'll talk a little (or a lot!) about The Music Man in this episode of Greatspeed! Actress Stephanie Pope (Eulalie Shinn), director Jenn Thompson and choreographer Patricia Wilcox joined us …

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Odds & Ends: Kerry Washington Joins The School For Good and Evil & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Kerry Washington Joins The School For Good and Evil According to Variety, Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron have joined…

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Broadway Games: Which Came First? by JK

Broadway Games: Which Happened First? We made it through another week! Here's a new game to get your Broadway brain going! How To Play: Put each list in the order in which they occurred. …

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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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Friday, February 5, 2021

We've Been Heard! Derek Klena to Replace Hugh Jackman in "The Music Man" Because Age Was the Problem by Broadway Beat

by Emily Elizabeth Jones. @EJonesy__. NEW YORK, NY - After receiving criticism that their upcoming The Music Man revival featuring a cast...

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Remembering Broadway Star Rebecca Luker by Terry Gross

Luker, who died of ALS Dec. 23, received Tony nominations for her performances in Showboat, The Music Man and Mary Poppins. She spoke to Fresh Air in 1999, 2000, 2013 and 2020.

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Our year-end 2020 Blog Year in almost all show tune salutes or parodies by Fred Landau

 Our year-end 2020 Blog Year in almost all show tune  salutes January “The Hollywood Gown” series tried to pick up where it was  interrupted in 2013 - Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020


(Anita Gates’s article appeared in The New York Times, 12/23;  Photo:  Rebecca Luker as Maria, surrounded by the von Trapp children, in the 1998 Broadway revival of “The Sound of Music…

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Rebecca Luker, a Broadway star for 3 decades, dies at 59 by Anita Gates / The New York Times

Her Broadway career, fueled by her crystal-clear operatic soprano, brought her Tony Award nominations for “Show Boat,” “The Music Man” and “Mary Poppins.”

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Rebecca Luker, Tony-nominated ‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Music Man’ star, dies at 59 by Eli Countryman, Variety

Rebecca Luker, the Broadway actor who earned Tony nominations for “Mary Poppins,” “The Music Man” and “Show Boat,” died on Wednesday in Manhattan, her agent told The New York Tim…

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Rebecca Luker Dies: Broadway Star Of ‘Show Boat’, ‘The Music Man’ Was 59 by Greg Evans

Rebecca Luker, a three-time Tony Award nominee and one of Broadway’s most acclaimed and popular musical actresses, died today at a New York City hospital following a nearly yearlong battle…

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Rebecca Luker, Golden-Voiced Tony Nominee of Show Boat, The Music Man & More, Dies at 59 by

Rebecca Luker, a celebrated actress who lent her crystal-clear soprano to a variety of roles on Broadway, has died, according to The New York Times. Luker revealed in February 2020 that she …

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Rebecca Luker, a Broadway Star for Three Decades, Dies at 59 by Anita Gates

Her Broadway career, fueled by her crystal-clear operatic soprano, brought her Tony Award nominations for “Showboat,” “The Music Man” and “Mary Poppins.”

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Our videos about trying to find socially distant versions of musicals, laughing because if you don't laugh you might despair by Fred Landau

 These were about trying to find socially distant versions of musicals, laughing because if you don't laugh you might despair.  "MY FAR LADY" The flower girl is given a mask sewn from…

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Broadway Stagehand Falls To Death Clearing ‘Beetlejuice’ Props by Greg Evans

A 54-year-old stagehand fell to his death from scaffolding inside Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre this morning as workers were removing props from the Beetlejuice musical in preparation f…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Andrew Nelin Uses Musical Theatre As An Outlet to Have Fun - Next on Stage

Contestant Andrew Nelin shares more about his charity, a fond memory from a production of The Music Man, and what he's been up to in quarantine!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Broadway and West End Alum Carol Arthur Dies at 85 by Dan Meyer

The performer appeared in productions of On The Town, The Music Man, and more.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bye-bye, Bye Bye Birdie by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column, I take a look at a little-known survey that sheds light on the future of theater in America. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * As th…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Brian Conley to Play Ebenezer Scrooge in the West End's A Christmas Carol This Season by Caitlin Moynihan

London audiences are going to be feeling tidings of comfort and joy this holiday season because Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol is coming back to the stage. Oli…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

People You Should Know . . . Kurt Johns by Zack Calhoon

KURT JOHNS, as a 20-year resident of New York, had a great performing career in regionals, Broadway and national tours before repatriating to Chicago to concentrate on directing and writing.…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Broadway’s ‘Flying Over Sunset’ Joins ‘The Music Man’ & ‘MJ’ In Targeting Fall/Winter 2021 Following Latest Shutdown Extension by Greg Evans

With Broadway’s shut down at least until June, some producers who had been hoping to open shows this spring are re-setting their sights on fall or even 2022, while others have announced no…

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Hot Clip of the Day: Hugh Jackman Shines On The Music Man's Fast-Talking "Rock Island"

It might be a minute or two before we see Tony winner Hugh Jackman's spin on the legendary Harold Hill in Broadway's revival of The Music Man now that they announced previews will begin in D…

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

PHOTO: Hugh Jackman Visits The Winter Garden Theatre, Future Home of THE MUSIC MAN

Hugh Jackman visited the Winter Garden Theatre where the upcoming production of The Music Man will be staged, and posed for a photo, shortly after the announcement was made that the Broadway…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Hugh Jackman’s COVID-delayed ‘The Music Man’ sets new 2022 opening night by Eric Hegedus

It's going to be even longer before Hugh Jackman will make music on Broadway again.

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The Music Man, Starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, Sets New Broadway Dates by Lindsey Sullivan

The star-packed Broadway revival of The Music Man has set new Broadway dates again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the announcement that all Broadway productions will now stay…

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THE MUSIC MAN Starring Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster Announces New Broadway Dates

BroadwayWorld has learned that THE MUSIC MAN starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster has announced new Broadway dates following this morning's news of the extension of the Broadway shutdown.

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‘The Music Man’ postpones Broadway opening to 2022 by Caitlin Huston

“The Music Man” has postponed its opening until Feb. 10, 2022. This is the second postponement of the revival, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, which had most recently set an ope…

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Hugh Jackman ‘The Music Man’ Resets Broadway Opening Date As Shutdown Extended by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: With Broadway dark at least until next summer, The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman has set a new opening night for 2022. The highly anticipated musical revival, costarring Sutton …

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