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Monday, May 5, 2014

‘The Trip to Bountiful’ Heads to LA with Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson by Diamond Grant

The Los Angeles Times reports that Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson will reprise their roles as Jessie Mae Watts and Carrie Watts, respectively, in the L.A. production of Horton Foote’…

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick Return to Broadway in ‘It’s Only a Play’ by Diamond Grant

Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will be back on the stage together in the near future. The New York Times reports that the duo will star in Terrence McNally’s It…

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

‘Gentleman’s Guide’ Nets 10 Tony Nods, ‘Hedwig’ Snags 8 by Diamond Grant

Tony Award nominations for this year are in and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder leads the pack with 10 nominations in all.  Not far behind is Hedwig and the Angry Inch with a t…

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FOX Brings ‘Grease Live’ to Television in 2015 by Diamond Grant

Television network FOX announced Monday that the network will host a three-hour live broadcast of Grease which is set to air in 2015. The live broadcast will mark the second time FOX has f…

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Monday, April 28, 2014

James Earl Jones Returns to Broadway in ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ by Diamond Grant

It has been confirmed that James Earl Jones will return to Broadway in a revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take it With You. Jones will take on the role of t…

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Advice for Aspiring Young Theatre Actors by Diamond Grant

So you know you’ve whittled down all of your career options and you decide that you want to be a theatre actor. Great, now what? It can be a daunting task trying to figure out how to s…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

‘Daily Show’ Scribe Takes Comedy ‘An Act of God’ to Broadway by Diamond Grant

Producer Jeffrey Finn made the announcement that An Act of God will make it to Broadway in 2015. The comedic production is based upon the critically acclaimed book The Last Testament: A Me…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

‘Jersey Boys’ Film Tagged with R Rating, Set to Open June 20 by Diamond Grant

Warner Bros. officially released the first image from the new film adaptation of the stage musical Jersey Boys. The film, which has earned itself an R rating by the MPAA, is set to open Ju…

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Sequel in the Works for ‘We Will Rock You’ Musical? by Diamond Grant

The creative team responsible for bringing about the long-running West End musical We Will Rock You is currently working on a sequel to the show. Queen band member Bryan May made the announc…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

‘Soul Train’ Latest Jukebox Musical Headed to Broadway by Diamond Grant

It seems as if Soul Train is set to be Broadway’s newest jukebox musical joining the likes of Motown the Musical and Jersey Boys. The announcement was made Tuesday that Rock of Ages p…

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How Much Does It Cost to License a Broadway Musical for an Amateur Production? by Diamond Grant

I know I’m not the only one who has seen a spectacular high school remake of a Broadway show or musical. Believe it or not, that high school drama club can’t just produce a Broad…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Celebrates 20 Years with International Tour by Diamond Grant

Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks, and Broadway Entertainment Group will present the first International Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in celebration of the production&#…

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Michael Cera Heads to Broadway in ‘This is Our Youth’ by Diamond Grant

As announced by The Chicago Tribune, the production This Is Our Youth is heading to Broadway’s Cort Theatre starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkan, and Tavi Gevinson. Prior to its run o…

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‘Wicked,’ ‘Spring Awakening’ Movie Adaptations Gaining Steam by Diamond Grant

Tony Award winning productions Wicked and Spring Awakening, after a few years stuck in neutral, are both moving forward with film adaptations of their stage productions. Spring Awakening s…

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Monday, April 7, 2014

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Arena Spectacular Tours June 9 by Diamond Grant

A redesigned version of Jesus Christ Superstar is set to become the largest North American arena tour for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The tour, that will cover more than 50 cities, wil…

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Why Aren’t Broadway Plays Recorded for Sale? by Diamond Grant

Whether you’ve seen one Broadway show or simply more than you can count, I’m sure the thought has crossed your mind that it would be great to be able to purchase a recorded copy …

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Kyle Dean Massey, Ciara Renee Take on Leads in Broadway’s ‘Pippin’ by Diamond Grant

Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renee will take on the roles of Pippin and Leading Player, respectively, in the Broadway revival of Pippin. Matthew James Thomas who played Pippin and Patina Mil…

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Monday, March 31, 2014

How Much Money Do Broadway Stars Earn? by Diamond Grant

Those interested in the theatre, and more specifically the actors in the theatre, often wonder how profitable working on Broadway really is. The answer to this inquiry varies based upon the …

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

10 Great Places to Eat Before a Broadway Show in the Theatre District by Diamond Grant

Everyone loves a great Broadway show. Everyone really loves a good meal and a great Broadway show. There are a variety of restaurants in and around the Theatre District that offer tasty foo…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis Join Cast of NYC ‘Phantom of the Opera’ by Diamond Grant

Beginning May 12, Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess will join the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre.  Lewis an…

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What is it Like to Act in a Broadway Show? by Diamond Grant

As thrilling and exciting as it is to view a Broadway production, it is equally if not more thrilling to be a part of one. Being responsible for telling the story of a specific character g…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

‘Pretty Woman’ Gets Musical Treatment for Broadway by Diamond Grant

It seems as if the Hollywood film Pretty Woman is the next on the list to get the Broadway musical treatment according to The New York Post. Director Garry Marshall is said to be staging a B…

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2014-15 Orlando Season Features ‘Book of Mormon,’ ‘Newsies,’ ‘Phantom’ by Diamond Grant

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, along with the Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, has announced its 2014-2015 lineup for this season. The Dr. Philli…

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Matilda the Musical: Fun Facts You May Not Know by Diamond Grant

Matilda the Musical has been described by producers as, “the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning filled with rotten parents, a terrifying school …

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Friday, March 14, 2014

‘Book of Mormon’ Heads Home to Salt Lake City in 2014-15 Season by Diamond Grant

Utah’s Broadway Across America lineup for the 2014-2015 season has been announced, and it is set to bring some of Broadway’s best and brightest productions to Salt Lake City. A…

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Is Broadway’s Wicked Appropriate for Children? by Diamond Grant

Parents wanting to add more cultural experience to their children’s lives often turn towards the theatre, but they can sometimes run into trouble finding a kid-friendly show that fits…

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

‘Pippin,’ ‘Newsies,’ ‘Book of Mormon’ Headed to Pittsburgh for 2014-15 Broadway Season by Diamond Grant

The 2014-2015 lineup for the PNC Broadway Across America series has been announced, and it is going to feature oldie but goodie The Book of Mormon as well as newcomers Pippin’ and News…

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Clifton Oliver, Allison Semmes Set to Star in Motown the Musical Tour by Diamond Grant

Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris, and Berry Gordy made the announcement that Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes will star in the touring production Motown the Musical as Berry Gorsy and Diana Ross…

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Friday, March 7, 2014

‘On the Town’ Returns to Broadway in October by Diamond Grant

The New York City  musical On the Town is heading back to Broadway at the Lyric Theatre, formerly known as the Foxwoods Theatre. Performances are set to begin in October of 2014. Prior to …

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Stephen Spielberg Eying a West Side Story Remake by Diamond Grant

It seems as though film maker Steven Spielberg has his eye on a remake of Robert Wise’s West Side Story according to a Deadline report. FOX which owns the rights to the film original…

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tuck Everlasting Takes Pre-Broadway Run in Atlanta by Diamond Grant

The world premiere musical Tuck Everlasting will be presented in Atlanta as a part of the Alliance Theatre’s 2014-2015 season. The production will play January 21, 2015 through Febr…

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