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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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Helen Mirren’s ‘The Queen’ Looking at Jump to Broadway by David Rogers

Helen Mirren may bring her performance of Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience” to Broadway as early as next season. Mirren currently is playing the role in the West End production, and s…

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

‘Gigi’ Returns to Broadway During 2013-14 Season by David Rogers

A new revival of “Gigi” is heading to Broadway. Producer Jenna Segal announced the plans for a return to Broadway for the classic story, saying that the the run might occur as soon as th…

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‘Elf’ Kicks Off National Tour November 5 by David Rogers

During the 2010 and 2012 holiday seasons, “Elf: The Musical” entertained Broadway crowds, but this year the production will spread the Christmas cheer around the U.S. by embarking on a n…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ben Hope, Laura Dreyfuss Join Cast of Broadway’s ‘Once’ by David Rogers

Broadway’s award winning “Once” has a whole new look with the replacement of the two primary stars of the production. The starring roles, known simply as “Guy” and “Girl,” have…

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‘Forever Dusty’ Closes Off-Broadway April 7, National Tour & London Next by David Rogers

“Forever Dusty,” the new musical that explores the life of the late singer Dusty Springfield, will close Off-Broadway at New World Stages on April 7. After announcing the closing, produc…

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Monday, March 25, 2013

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Wraps on West End, Fall Tour Coming to U.K. by David Rogers

The West End version of “Singin’ in the Rain” will close June 8, though a major national U.K. tour is set to begin later this year. The production currently plays at the Palace Theatre…

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‘Book of Mormon’ Breaks Sales Records on West End by David Rogers

The West End production of “The Book of Mormon” wasted no time smashing box office records after opening on Thursday, March 21. The following day was the biggest single day of sales in t…

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Dallas Welcomes ‘Book of Mormon,’ ‘Porgy and Bess,’ ‘Godspell’ in 2013-14 Broadway Season by David Rogers

Dallas theater fans will be treated to “The Book of Mormon,” “Porgy and Bess” and “Godspell,” among others during the upcoming 2013-2014 Broadway season. “The Book of Mormon”…

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‘Book of Mormon,’ ‘War Horse,’ ‘Memphis’ Head to New Orleans for 2013-14 Broadway Season by David Rogers

Just last week it was announced that Broadway in New Orleans would be returning to the Saenger Theatre for the first time since Hurricane Katrina for the 2013-2014 season. Now we know fans c…

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‘Newsies’ Offers Free Lottery Tickets to Celebrate One Year on Broadway by David Rogers

“Newsies” will celebrate it’s one-year anniversary on Broadway on March 29, and fans will benefit as producers will introduce a lottery offering free tickets for eight performances lea…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Broadway Cleveland 2013-14 Season Features ‘Wicked,’ ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by David Rogers

The seven shows that will make up the 2013-2014 Cleveland Broadway series include “Wicked,” “Jersey Boys” and “Sleeping Beauty.” The KeyBank Broadway series will play at city’s…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

‘X-Factor’ Musical to Light Up West End March 2014 by David Rogers

A musical comedy based on the reality singing competition “The X Factor” is coming to the West End in London. “X Factor – It’s Time to Face the Musical!” is set to premiere in sp…

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Tony Awards Return to Radio City Music Hall June 9 by David Rogers

This year’s Tony Awards will be back at Radio City Music Hall in New York after being held at the Beacon Theatre for the past two years. The American Theatre Wing’s 67th Annual Tony Awar…

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Monday, March 18, 2013

‘Beautiful: The Carol King Musical’ Hits Broadway in Spring 2014 by David Rogers

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” will open on Broadway in spring 2014. The musical will present the life story of Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Carole King, and also will ho…

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New Orleans Saenger Theatre Hosts Broadway Touring Shows in 2013-14 by David Rogers

Broadway shows will return to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans next season. The legendary theater in the city hosted Broadway shows but was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since 20…

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ratings Slump Pushes ‘Smash’ to Saturday Nights by David Rogers

NBC has announced that “Smash” will move from its Tuesday night timeslot to Saturdays for the remainder of the show’s second season starting April 6. The show’s ratings have been str…

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‘The Sunshine Boys,’ ‘Harmony,’ ‘We Will Rock You’ Highlight Broadway LA at Ahmanson by David Rogers

The 2013-2014 season at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre will feature “The Sunshine Boys,” starring Danny DeVito, Barry Manilow’s “Harmony” and “We Will Rock You.” The season wa…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Britian’s 20th Anniversary ‘Rent’ Tour Stars Kerry Ellis, Rory Taylor by David Rogers

Kerry Ellis and Rory Taylor will star in the upcoming U.K. 20th anniversary concert tour of “Rent.” The tour kicks off April 25 at the Opera House in Manchester, and will continue throug…

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‘Wicked’ Tour Gets New Wizard in Walker Jones by David Rogers

Starting tonight, Walker Jones will join the cast of the second North American tour of “Wicked” as the Wizard. Jones will make his debut when the musical opens at the Ovens Auditorium in…

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Kristin Chenoweth’s U.K. Concert Tour Cancelled by David Rogers

Kristin Chenoweth’s UK tour was canceled on Friday, just three days before it was set to start today, March 11. The tour’s promoter, Spekulation Entertainment, released a press announcin…

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Musical Comedy ‘First Date’ Set to Hit Broadway in August by David Rogers

“First Date,” a new musical that premiered recently in Seattle, will move to Broadway this summer. The musical first appeared at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, and will begin Broadwa…

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‘Miss Saigon,’ ‘War Horse,’ ‘Mamma Mia’ Highlight 2013-14 Broadway Detroit by David Rogers

“Miss Saigon,” “War Horse” and “Mamma Mia!” highlight the upcoming 2013-2014 season of Broadway in Detroit. All touring shows coming through the city will play at either the Fish…

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‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ Transfers to Broadway’s Golden Theatre by David Rogers

The comedy, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” which stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen, will transfer to Broadway with an official opening set for March …

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

‘Of Mice and Men’ Set for James Franco’s Broadway Debut by David Rogers

James Franco will make his Broadway debut in an upcoming revival of “Of Mice and Men.” Though no official announcement about a new production has been made, Franco said he would be starr…

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No Photos Be Damned as Theatre Goers Try to Capture Nude Emilia Clarke by David Rogers

Emilia Clarke had plenty of theatergoers violating Broadway’s strict no photography rule as she appeared nude in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The “Game of Thrones” star made her Bro…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spice Girl’s Musical ‘Viva Forever’ Appears Headed to Broadway by David Rogers

“Viva Forever!” the new musical featuring songs of the Spice Girls is eyeing a Broadway run. The production has been playing at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End since Novemb…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

‘Secondhand Lions’ Stage Adapation Comes to Seattle September 10 by David Rogers

A new musical adaptation of “Secondhand Lions” will premiere in Seattle as part of the 2013-2014 season of the 5th Avenue Theatre. The new production will be the first production of the …

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Monday, March 4, 2013

‘Oliver!’ Broadway Revival, Film Adaptation Coming Per Cameron Mackintosh by David Rogers

It looks like Cameron Mackintosh wants to follow up the success of the “Les Miserables” film adaptation by giving the same treatment to “Oliver!” The renowned producer also wants to …

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Slugger Mickey Mantle Focus of New Broadway Play by David Rogers

The sons of baseball great Mickey Mantle intend to bring their father’s life story to Broadway. Danny and David Mantle announced that they have teamed up with writer and producer David Lea…

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Idina Menzel Makes Broadway Return with ‘If/Then’ in March 2014 by David Rogers

Idina Menzel will return to Broadway next year in the new musical “If/Then.” The new production is written by the writing team for “Next to Normal,” which won multiple Tony Awards as…

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