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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Maggie Gyllenhaal Goes Off-Broadway with ‘The Village Bike’ by David Rogers

Maggie Gyllenhaal will star in the new Off Broadway play “The Village Bike” next year as part of the MCC Theater’s upcoming 2013-2014 season. The play by Penelope Skinner first premier…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Neil Patrick Harris Heads to Broadway in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ 2014 by David Rogers

Fresh off his celebrated repeat performance as host of the Tony Awards, it is revealed that Neil Patrick Harris will star in the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of “Hedwig and the Ang…

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Ethan Hawke Heads to Broadway in ‘Macbeth’ by David Rogers

Ethan Hawke will make his return to Broadway in a newly announced revival of “Macbeth,” and Jack O’Brien will direct. Entertainment Tonight reports that Hawke will take on the title ro…

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Broadway’s ‘Ann’ Bumps Up Closing to June 30 by David Rogers

“Ann,” the solo show written by and starring Holland Taylor, will close early, playing its final show June 30. Originally scheduled to end September 1, when the show closes it will have …

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The Muppets Take Broadway, Disney Testing the Concept by David Rogers

It’s too bad “The Muppets Take Manhattan” has already been used, because it would be the obvious title for a Broadway production of the Muppets, which is now being rumored. Variety rep…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

‘Kinky Boots’ National Tour in the Works for 2014 by David Rogers

“Kinky Boots” was the big winner at the Tony Awards over the weekend taking home six awards, and now producers have announced a national tour of the new musical that will kick off in 201…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

‘Pippin’ Heads to San Franciso for Month Long Run by David Rogers

Fresh off its four Tony Award wins, including best revival of a musical, “Pippen” is going to San Francisco. The national touring version, which was just revealed last month, has just an…

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Monday, June 10, 2013

‘Virginia Woolf,’ ‘Kinky Boots’ Big Winners at 2013 Tony Awards by David Rogers

Cyndi Lauper’s “Kinky Boots” was the big winner at last night’s 69th Tony Awards, taking home six trophies including best musical. “Pippin” and “Matilda” were also highly hon…

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‘Annie’ Heads Out on Tour During 2014-15 Season by David Rogers

The current revival of “Annie” didn’t take home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical last night, but it will head out on a U.S. national tour next season. Producers Troika Entertainm…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Laurie Veldheer Takes Over as Sophie in Broadway’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ by David Rogers

Laurie Veldheer took over the role of Sophie in the hit musical “Mamma Mia!” on Broadway earlier this week. She succeeds Christy Altomare in the role in the production, which currently i…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Nick Cosgrove, Nicolas Dromard Join Touring Cast of ‘Jersey Boys’ by David Rogers

The U.S. national tour of “Jersey Boys” will get a new Frankie Valli and Tommy DeVito tonight, June 4. Nick Cosgrove will join the production as Valli, while Nicolas Dromard will take ov…

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Audra McDonald Tours Behind ‘Go Back Home’ by David Rogers

Audra McDonald recently released Go Back Home, her first solo album in seven years, and now she has revealed concert tour dates to support the record. She has a slew of dates sprinkled betwe…

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Monday, June 3, 2013

‘Newsies’ Bound for the West End in Spring 2014 by David Rogers

“Newsies” has been a hit on Broadway since it opened just over a year ago, and now the musical reportedly will make the jump to West End for its first London run. Though no official deta…

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Rob Zombie Mulling ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ on Broadway? by David Rogers

Rob Zombie has just released a new movie and a new album, but he says that if he has his way, he may also soon make his first foray onto Broadway. When asked if he had any plans for Broadway…

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‘Les Miserables’ Opens on Broadway March 23 at Imperial Theater by David Rogers

Cameron Mackintosh has been talking about a 25th anniversary Broadway revival of “Les Miserables” for some time now, and we now know that the musical will open at the Imperial Theatre ne…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘Blue Man Group’ Hit Broadway Scranton in 2013-14 by David Rogers

“Jersey Boys” and “Blue Man Group” will be among the highlights of the 2013-2014 Broadway Scranton season. The lineup was announced to a live crowd at the Scranton Cultural Center at…

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Broadway Attendance Drops 6% Last Season, Prices Up 9% by David Rogers

Broadway attendance dropped 6 percent over last year, marking the second straight year of declining ticket sales. Additionally, the New York Daily News reports that the average ticket price …

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Brings the Pageant to Off-Broadway by David Rogers

A new musical adaptation of “Little Miss Sunshine” will open the 35th season at the Second Stage Theatre Off Broadway. The musical is based on the 2006 film of the same name, and is writ…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez Go On ‘First Date’ On Broadway by David Rogers

You may know him best as the title character of NBC’s “Chuck,” but Zachary Levi will make his Broadway debut later this year in the new musical comedy “First Date.” Levi will star …

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Tom Hank’s ‘Lucky Guy’ In Talks for West End Transfer by David Rogers

Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut earlier this year in Nora Ephron’s “Lucky Guy,” and now the actor is in talks to take the play to the West End. The Daily Mail reports that talks are …

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Friday, May 17, 2013

‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ Hits Walter Kerr in November by David Rogers

Musical comedy “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” will open on Broadway this fall, after stagings in Hartford and San Diego. The production will begin previews at the Walter Ke…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

‘Pippin’ Launches National Tour in September 2014 by David Rogers

With the current Broadway revival of “Pippin” running strong in the eyes of both fans and critics, producers have announced a national tour of the production will launch in September 201…

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‘Legally Blonde’ Sets Sail with Norwegian Cruise Lines by David Rogers

“Legally Blonde,” the Tony-nominated musical, will set sail on a new liner from Norwegian Cruise Lines early next year. The Getaway, a 4,000-passenger ocean liner, will sail out of Miami…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Broadway Vet Cristin Milioti Unveiled as Mother in ‘HIMYM’ by David Rogers

Any Broadway fans that tuned into last night’s season eight finale of “How I Met Your Mother” saw a familiar face when Cristin Milioti was revealed as the titular mother character. The…

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Billy Crystal Returns to Broadway in ’700 Sundays’ in November by David Rogers

Billy Crystal is bringing back his one-man show “700 Sundays” to Broadway one more time this fall. A nine-week run will begin previews November 5 at the Imperial Theater, with opening ni…

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Low Ratings Drag NBC’s ‘Smash’ To Cancellation by David Rogers

The writing seemed to be on the wall last month when NBC moved “Smash” from its Tuesday night timeslot to Saturday: it seemed the show was on the verge of cancellation. NBC has now confi…

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Stephen King’s ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ To Tour U.S. by David Rogers

Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett will launch a national tour of their long-in-the-works musical, “Ghost Brothers of Darkland Country.” King wrote the book for the souther…

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

‘Cinderella’ Maps National Tour in 2014 by David Rogers

The new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” recently received nine 2013 Tony nominations, and producers have just announced that a national tour will be launc…

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Neil Patrick Harris Hosts His Fourth Tony Awards by David Rogers

Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the Tony Awards this year for the fourth time. Harris, one of the stars of the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” first hosted the awards in 2009,…

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The Beatles Storm Broadway with ‘Let It Be’ at St. James Theatre by David Rogers

“Let It Be,” the concert show created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles, is coming to Broadway this summer. The original production continues to play at Savoy Theater in L…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Alec Baldwin’s ‘Orphans’ Pushs Up Closing Date to May 19 by David Rogers

The revival of “Orphans,” starring Alec Baldwin, made quite a few headlines before it opened because of an apparent conflict between Baldwin and his former co-star in the production, Shi…

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