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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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Monday, May 6, 2013

Jekyll & Hyde Gets Its Broadway Curtain Call May 12 by David Rogers

The Broadway revival of “Jekyll & Hyde” will be a bit shorter than initially planned. Though the production was scheduled to run through June 30, producers recently announced that th…

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Emma Stone Looking at Broadway Debut in ‘Cabaret’ Revival for 2014 by David Rogers

Emma Stone is in talks to make her Broadway debut in an upcoming revival of “Cabaret.” The Wrap reports that an unnamed source said Stone is in talks to play Sally Bowles in the musical.…

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Carole King Musical ‘Beautiful’ Takes Pre-Broadway Run in San Francisco September 24 by David Rogers

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” a new production based on the music and life of Carole King, will have a pre-Broadway run in San Francisco before its previously announced New York …

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Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber Team with San Francisco Symphony for ‘West Side Story’ by David Rogers

Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber will star in “West Side Story in Concert” with the San Francisco Symphony this summer. The shows will be presented June 27-July 2 at Davies Symphony…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

‘Matilda,’ ‘Kinky Boots’ Highlight Tony Nomination Announcements by David Rogers

“Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” top the pack with the most Tony nominations this year, with 13 and 12, respectively. The top to plays are the revival of “Golden Boy,” with eight nomi…

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‘The Rascals’ Close on Broadway May 5, National Tour Hits May 24 by David Rogers

“The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream” will close its Broadway run this Sunday, but will waste no time before embarking on a national tour next month. The show, which is presented by E Street …

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Monday, April 29, 2013

‘Flashdance’ Pushes Back Broadway Debut Due to Lack of Theatre Openings by David Rogers

The Broadway debut “Flashdance – The Musical” has been delayed once again. Producers cited lack of available theaters as the reason for the latest delay – the third time the show has…

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‘Rocky’ Sings Its Way to Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre February 2014 by David Rogers

“Rocky the Musical,” based on the classic movies staring Sylvester Stallone, is coming to Broadway next spring. Previews will begin at the Winter Garden Theatre in February 2014, with th…

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Darren Criss Books 16-Date Concert Tour Behind ‘Listen Up…’ by David Rogers

“Glee” star Darren Criss has announced his first solo concert tour later this year, which will serve as a preview for his upcoming debut album. The 16-date “Listen Up” tour will kick…

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‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ Closes on Broadway June 15 by David Rogers

“Nice Work If You Can Get It” will play its final performance June 15. The production, whichwas produced in part to feature the music of George and Ira Gershwin, opened March 29, 2012 an…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Brits Arthur Darvill, Joanna Christie Take Over Leads in Broadway’s ‘Once’ by David Rogers

Just over a month after the first casting change of the two starring roles of Broadway’s “Once,” the lead actors have changed again. British actors Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie t…

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‘Wicked,’ ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘Evita’ Storm Broadway San Jose’s 2013-14 Season by David Rogers

“Wicked,” “Jersey Boys” and “Evita” will all come to San Jose, Calif. to help the city celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Broadway season. All shows will be held at the San J…

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Monday, April 22, 2013

‘Glee’ Gets Renewed for Season 5 & 6 by David Rogers

Following lengthy negotiations, the hit Fox musical dramedy “Glee” has been renewed for not one but two more seasons, ensuring the beloved show will air at least into 2015. “Glee debut…

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‘Breaking Bad’s’ Bryan Cranston Heads to Boston as Lyndon Johnson in ‘All the Way’ by David Rogers

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston will portray former U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson in a new play, “All the Way.” Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan wrote the…

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Set for St. James Theatre in April 2014 by David Rogers

A new Broadway adaptation of Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” is targeting an spring 2014 opening at the St. James Theater. reports that though no official opening or …

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‘Mamma Mia!’ Packs Its Bags on Broadway for Broadhurst Theatre by David Rogers

“Mamma Mia!” is downsizing. The production will transfer from its current home at the Winter Garden Theater to the Broadhurst Theater this year. Both locations are owned by the Shubert O…

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nashville Broadway 2013-14 Season Features ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘War Horse,’ ‘Ghost’ by David Rogers

Appropriately, Nashville’s 2013-2014 Broadway season will lean heavily on musicals featuring popular music. There’s a reason the place is known as Music City, after all, and the Tennesse…

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Brooke Shields Mans the Director’s Chair for ‘Chicago’ at Hollywood Bowl by David Rogers

Brooke Shields has performed in both the Broadway and London production of “Chicago,” but this summer she’ll find herself directing a production of the musical at the Hollywood Bowl. T…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Camp Broadway Brings Broadway to Kids Through Camp Tour by David Rogers

The traveling version of Camp Broadway is back for its 13 year this summer, and will visit cities across the U.S. The long-running New York City version of the camp also will be held in thre…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Katie Rose Clarke Sets Return as Glinda in Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ April 23 by David Rogers

Katie Rose Clarke will return to the Broadway production of “Wicked” later this month to again take over the role of Glinda. Rose played the role on Broadway for almost two years, but le…

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‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Sets Broadway Closing for April 21 by David Rogers

Richard Greenberg’s new Broadway adaptation of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” will close on Sunday. After the final performance, the production will have played 38 regular performances and…

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NBC’s ‘Smash’ on Brink of Cancellation in New Saturday Timeslot by David Rogers

NBC’s “Smash” is on the brink of cancellation. Maybe. When it was announced about a month ago that the network was moving the show from its Tuesday night timeslot to Saturday, it was l…

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Friday, April 12, 2013

‘Tuck Everlasting’ Boston Postponed Due to Lack of Theater for Broadway Transfer by David Rogers

The upcoming Boston pre-Broadway run of a new musical version of “Tuck Everlasting” — originally set to premiere this July — has been postponed because there are no New York …

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mary-Louise Parker Heads To Broadway in ‘The Snow Geese’ in October by David Rogers

Mary-Louise Parker is heading back to Broadway to star in the new World War I-era drama “The Snow Geese.” The play is written by Sharr White and will be co-produced by the Manhattan Thea…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

‘Hands on a Hardbody’ Closes on Broadway April 13 by David Rogers

“Hands on a Hardboy” will become the fastest-closing new musical of this Broadway season when it shuts down following an April 13 show. At that time, the production will have played 28 p…

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‘School of Rock’ Getting Broadway Makeover by Andrew Lloyd Webber by David Rogers

Andrew Lloyd Webber has acquired the stage rights to the 2003 Jack Black film “School of Rock,” and says he will turn his attention to the adaptation when he finishes his current project…

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

‘Porgy and Bess’ Tour Cast Alicia Hall Moran, Nathaniel Stampley by David Rogers

Alicia Hall Moran and Nathaniel Stampley have been revealed as the stars of the upcoming national tour of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” Both actors were involved in the Broadway rev…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

‘Wicked’ National Tour Welcomes Alison Luff, John Davidson by David Rogers

The first national tour of “Wicked” will be getting a small makeover later this month as Alison Luff and John Davidson join the cast. Luff will take over as Elphaba on April 30, when the…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Stephen Sondheim Wins MacDowell Lifetime Achievement Award by David Rogers

Stephen Sondheim is the recipient of the 2013 MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement. The Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and lyricist is the 54th person to be honored with…

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Clint Eastwood in Talks to Direct ‘Jersey Boys’ Film by David Rogers

The long-rumored film adaptation of “Jersey Boys” seemed to be in serious jeopardy late last year when Warner Bros. put the film into turnaround. But now it appears that Clint Eastwood w…

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Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
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