Friday, April 28, 2017

Wicked Alum Caroline Bowman Will Lead the Muny's All Shook Up by Andrew Gans

The former Elphaba will take on the dual roles of Natalie and Ed.

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Interview: director Yaël Farber reinvents a Biblical femme fatale

Why the story of ‘wicked’ Salome is getting a radical new interpretation on stage

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Justin Guarini to Join Beth Malone in The Unsinkable Molly Brown by Andy Lefkowitz

Recent In Transit star Justin Guarini will appear as Vincenzo in the Muny’s upcoming production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, running July 21-27 at the St. Louis outdoor theater. Guar…

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Local teen with STL media ties singing with Kristin Chenoweth by Joe Holleman St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Daughter of Mandy Murphey, Paul Brown picked for 'Wicked' duet

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Glass Menagerie's Finn Wittrock Talks American Horror Story, His Lifetime Wicked Perks & More by Broadway.com

The "surreally handsome" Finn Wittrock discusses The Glass Menagerie, American Horror Story, his theater geek background and more!

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Newsies Reunion! Bandstand's Corey Cott & Wicked's Kara Lindsay on The Catch-Up by Broadway.com

The former Newsies co-stars on putting their stamps on roles, being animals onstage and not remembering meeting for the first time.

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Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

1. The Wiz at Spotlighters Theatre. “With its talented cast and Baltimore twist, this production is not to be missed!” – Barry Kramer. READ review. Synopsis:  Dorothy is…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Braille Legacy review – woefully corny account of visionary inventor by Lyn Gardner

Charing Cross theatre, LondonThis new French musical about the teenager who came up with a new system of reading and writing is busy, dizzy and emotionally overwroughtThom Southerland triump…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Broadway Grosses: New Musical War Paint Soars at Box Office in Packed Spring Season by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway musical War Paint, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, saw an uptick at the box office in the week ending April 24. The tuner following the rise of beauty titans H…

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Bianca Del Rio: 'I'd Let Trump Touch My P**sy!" by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoWhile Joan Rivers and Don Rickles (and Courtney Act’s career) applaud from the afterlife, RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner Bianca Del Rio continues to be th…

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Broadway Hit “Wicked” Will Get NBC Live TV Treatment, “Bye Bye Birdie” Set for December 5th (Exclusive) by Leah Sydney

Could the mega monster hit musical “Wicked”, follow “Hairspray,” and “Bye Bye Birdie,” be the next lauded NBC live musical?  The answer Categories: Fea…

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Photo Flash: WICKED is Positively Green for Earth Day, MISS SAIGON Chills Backstage, and More Saturday Intermission Pics! by BroadwayWorld

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup This week WICKED is p…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Broadway Grosses: No Sweat for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner as Grosses Rise by Andy Lefkowitz

Lynn Nottage’s new Broadway play Sweat, which on April 10 was named winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, reaped benefits in the week following at the box office. The work, play…

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Frozen Musical Announces Full Broadway Lead Casting by Andy Lefkowitz

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney’s new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal ca…

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‘Frozen’ Broadway Musical Sets Its Cast; Rob Ashford Aboard In Choreographer Shuffle by Jeremy Gerard

Caissie Levy, who played Fantine in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables and Elphaba in Wicked, will play Elsa, and Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu and currently in NBC’s Chic…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Angels in America: how Tony Kushner's gay fantasia moved heaven and earth by Declan Donnellan

Twenty years ago director Declan Donnellan brought Kushner’s great play about the Aids crisis to London. Its latest revival at the National is a reminder of its profundity and wicked witAt…

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7 Must-Hear Pop Covers of Musical Theatre Standards by Logan Culwell-Block

The Hamilton Mixtape isn’t the only time pop stars have gotten into the Broadway showtune game. From renditions of Pippin to Wicked, listen to the theatre songs these pop stars nailed.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stars of WICKED, SUNSET BOULEVARD and More to Lead PETER, DARLING Musical Readings in NYC by BroadwayWorld

Prior to its world premiere at Casa Maana Theatre next February,Peter, Darling The New Peter Pan Musical will have two industry presentations in Manhattan next month.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Defy Gravity With the Latest Wicked Production Shots by Hannah Vine

See the most recent witches to take the Broadway stage.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Come From Away, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & More New Musicals Take Flight at the Box Office by Lindsey Sullivan

The Broadway season is officially in bloom! The Tony eligibility cut-off date is April 27, which means there are a whole bunch of productions bowing on the Great White Way this month. Accord…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Wicked’s Stephen Schwartz Will Compose Music for John Doyle-Directed As You Like It by Andrew Gans

Actors will play instruments in the summer production of the William Shakespeare comedy at the Bay Street Theater.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

War Paint starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – review at Nederlander Theatre, New York by Mark Shenton

David Stone and Marc Platt, lead co-producers of Wicked, return to Broadway with a new musical featuring another pair of duelling divas.

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Broadway Across America Report: April 2017 Tour Buzz by Broadway.com

This month, we fill you in on the latest buzz about the touring productions of Hamilton, Wicked, The Sound of Music and Something Rotten!.

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Review: From Fame-ish to Famous by Michael Block

By Michael BlockShe’s back! After a long stint in Puerto Vallarta, Sutton Lee Seymour returns to the Laurie Beechman in her newest night of comedy and song in Fame-ish. Paying homage to th…

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David Baddiel: why I'm turning The Infidel into my first musical by David Baddiel

As a Kickstarter campaign is launched to fund Infidel: the Musical, the comic and author explains why his cult comedy about Jews and Muslims was ripe for a stage makeoverPerhaps surprisingly…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises by BroadwayWorld

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz Wicked, Pippin, Godspell today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership…

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20 Questions in 2 Minutes with Come From Away Star Kendra Kassebaum

Kendra Kassebaum takes on 20 rapid-fire questions about Wicked mishaps, leaving NYC, and Come From Away.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

The Fans Have Spoken! Here's Which Songwriters You Would You Like to See Star in Their Own Broadway Musicals by Lindsey Sullivan

Waitress' Tony and Grammy-nominated composer Sara Bareilles officially took her first Broadway bow on March 31. Bareilles taking on the lead role in her own musical has us inspired in ma…

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