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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Neil Diamond Musical in Development for Broadway by Matthew Wexler

A new biographical musical telling the incredible life story of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is currently in development for Broadway. The post Neil Diamond Musical in Development for Br…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

BroadwayHD Presents Exclusive Streaming of ‘Kinky Boots’ by Matthew Wexler

The hit musical "Kinky Boots" struts onto the digital platform BroadwayHD on the heels of its record-breaking Broadway and West End runs. The post BroadwayHD Presents Exclusive Streaming of …

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Talent From 20 Broadway Shows to Gather for World Pride Finale by Matthew Wexler

Broadways stars including Shoshana Bean, Wilson Cruz, and George Salazar will join the World Pride finale, singing "Seasons of Love" from "Rent." The post Talent From 20 Broadway Shows to Ga…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Don’t Miss: jackbenny’s ‘It’s National See-a-Show Day!’ by Matthew Wexler

Twins Jack and Benny Lipson (aka jackbenny) showcase their new work at New York city's legendary Birdland for one night only on July 16. The post Don’t Miss: jackbenny’s ‘It’s Nation…

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Don’t Miss: ‘The Rolling Stone’ at Lincoln Center Theater by Matthew Wexler

Set in Uganda, Chris Urch's new play, "The Rolling Stone," follows the explosive path of two brothers at odds. The post Don’t Miss: ‘The Rolling Stone’ at Lincoln Center Theater appear…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

These Are My Memories: ‘A Strange Loop’ by Matthew Wexler

Michael R. Jackson's new musical, "A Strange Loop," follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head. The post These Are My …

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Broadway’s Next Stars: 2019 Jimmy Award Winners by Matthew Wexler

The coveted Jimmy Awards were held last night, crowning two high schoolers with Best Performance Awards and potential scholarships to the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The post B…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

‘Stonewall’ Opera Gives Voice to LGBTQ History’s Unsung Heroes by Matthew Wexler

A world premiere opera commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. The post ‘Stonewall’ Opera Gives Voice to …

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Friday, June 21, 2019

When Dating Becomes an Upstream Battle: ‘The River’ by Matthew Wexler

BoHo Theatre presents Tony Award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's "The River." Part thriller, part ghost story, the play tells a tale of love, loss, and patterns of pain. The post When …

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Punk Prayers and YouTube: ‘We Are Pussy Riot (or) Everything is P.R.’ by Matthew Wexler

A viral YouTube video sparks a global spectacle in Barbara Hammond’s "We Are Pussy Riot (or) Everything is P.R," now playing at Chicago's Red Tape Theatre. The post Punk Prayers and YouTu…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Stormy Weather: Jinkx Monsoon in ‘The Ginger Snapped’ by Matthew Wexler

"RuPaul's Drag Race" winner Jinkx Monsoon brought her latest show to Joe's Pub to celebrate the release of her recent album, "The Ginger Snapped." The post Stormy Weather: Jinkx Monsoon in …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Another Day at the Office: ‘Human Resource(s)’ by Matthew Wexler

Theatre EVOLVE presents the world premiere of "Human Resource(s)," Sara Means' new play about the rabid world of office politics. The post Another Day at the Office: ‘Human Resource(s)’…

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Her Favorite Things: ‘Julie Madly Deeply’ by Matthew Wexler

Julie Andrews-obsessed Sarah-Louise Young shares stories, anecdotes and songs about Andrews’s life. The post Her Favorite Things: ‘Julie Madly Deeply’ appeared first on The BroadwayBlo…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Don’t Miss: Stephanie’s Child at Sony Hall by Matthew Wexler

Drag vocal trio Stephanie's Child makes a rare appearance at New York City's Sony Hall. The post Don’t Miss: Stephanie’s Child at Sony Hall appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Don’t Miss: Susan Lucci and Broadway Sings for Pride! by Matthew Wexler

Susan Lucci, Telly Leung and Cady Huffman lead an all-star cast in the annual benefit concert presented by Broadway Sings for Pride. The post Don’t Miss: Susan Lucci and Broadway Sings for…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Ravages of War: ‘Dying City’ at Second Stage Theater by Matthew Wexler

Christopher Shinn's play, "Dying City," portrays the relationships between a young widow, her deceased husband, and his twin brother. The post The Ravages of War: ‘Dying City’ at Second …

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Quite Something: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Matthew Wexler

Danielle Brooks ("Orange is the New Black") leads a stellar cast in Shakespeare in the Park's "Much Ado About Nothing." The post Quite Something: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ appeared first …

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Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: Complete Winner’s List by Matthew Wexler

"Hadestown" led the Tony Awards pack with eight wins including Best Musical, while "The Ferryman" won "Best Play." Here's the complete list. The post 2019 Tony Awards: Complete Winner’s L…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

House for Sale and No One’s Buying: ‘Public Servant’ by Matthew Wexler

Bekah Brunstetter's latest play examines what happens when a woman attempts to elicit the help of a small-town commissioner to sell her deceased mother's home. The post House for Sale and N…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Don’t Miss: ’13 Fruitcakes’ at La Mama by Matthew Wexler

‘MOre’ Zimin in ’13 Fruitcakes.’ (Photo: Ki Seok Cho) The Tony Award-winning theatre, La Mama, will present 13 Fruitcakes, the world premiere music drama from South… The post Don…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Moonlight Escapade: ‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune’ by Matthew Wexler

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon try to turn up the heat as two lonely souls who meet for a one-night-stand in a revival of Terrence McNally's "Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune." T…

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Joe’s Pub Celebrates Pride with 4 Can’t-Miss Shows by Matthew Wexler

Joe's Pub offers a line-up of queer-centric performances to celebrate Pride, including Jinkx Monsoon, Matteo Lane, Tori Scott and Justin Vivian Bond. The post Joe’s Pub Celebrates Pride wi…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Power to the (Queer) People: ‘Ms. Blakk for President’ by Matthew Wexler

Tarell Alvin McCraney ("Moonlight") and Tina Landau's new theatrical work, "Ms. Blakk for President," explores the true story of a drag queen running for the U.S.'s highest office. The post…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A Tale Worth Retelling: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by Matthew Wexler

Paper Mill Playhouse delivers a stunning revival of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," directed by Mark S. Hoebee. The post A Tale Worth Retelling: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ appeared first o…

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‘Camp Morning Wood’ Pitches Its Tent for Off-Broadway Run by Matthew Wexler

A new engaged gay couple's car breaks down outside of a nudist camp, and what happens next is a nudist new musical, perfect for Pride month in NYC. The post ‘Camp Morning Wood’ Pitches …

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Drama Desk Award Winners – ‘The Prom’ and More! by Matthew Wexler

'The Prom' won Best Musical at last night's Drama Desk Awards... could it possibly take the win at the Tonys? The post Drama Desk Award Winners – ‘The Prom’ and More! appeared first on…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Feeling Tony Awards FOMO? Check Out BroadwayHD by Matthew Wexler

If you're not in New York City, or can't afford steep ticket prices, BroadwayHD brings the brights lights into your own home with a digital streaming service. The post Feeling Tony Awards FO…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Caught in the World Wide Web: ‘Octet’ by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) begins his residency as Signature’s first musical theatre writer with the world premiere musical "Octet." The…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Summer of ’63: Hartford Stage’s ‘The Flamingo Kid’ by Matthew Wexler

Hartford Stage presents the world premiere of 'The Flamingo Kid,' a new musical based on the 1984 film and directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. The post The Summer of ’63: Hartfor…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Review: Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest in ‘Happy Days’ by Matthew Wexler

Oscar winner Dianne Wiest stars in Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum's revival of "Happy Days" by Samuel Beckett. The post Review: Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest in ‘Happy Days’ appeared …

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Interview: Tony Nominee Casey Nicholaw, ‘The Prom’ by Matthew Wexler

Tony Nominee Casey Nicholaw (Best Director) chat about working on "The Prom" and what it took to bring this heartfelt and high-energy musical to Broadway. The post Interview: Tony Nominee Ca…

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