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Friday, July 20, 2018

Disney Will Honor Late Tony Winner Gary Beach on New Amsterdam Theatre Marquee by Adam Hetrick

Mr. Beach originated the role of the chevaleresque candelabra Lumiere in Disney’s inaugural Broadway production, Beauty and the Beast.

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Turner Classic Movies Celebrates Leonard Bernstein With 3 Days of Programming Starting July 20 by Adam Hetrick

The series kicks off with broadcasts of West Side Story and On the Town.

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Donna McKechnie and Priscilla Lopez to Reunite With Tony-Winning A Chorus Line Music Director Don Pippin in Concert by Adam Hetrick

The veteran music director of the original productions of Oliver!, Mame, La Cage aux Folles, and A Chorus Line will go behind the scenes of Broadway’s biggest hits at Feinstein’s…

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Matt Doyle to Star in Huey Lewis and the News Musical The Heart of Rock & Roll by Adam Hetrick

Gordon Greenberg will direct the new musical, which premieres at San Diego’s Old Globe in September.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie Will Ring in the New Year With Hamlisch and Sondheim Concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

The award-winning Broadway veterans are joining forces for five concerts at the midtown venue.

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Dear Evan Hansen Tony Winner Rachel Bay Jones Sets San Francisco Concert Dates by Adam Hetrick

Jones will head to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for two dates in October with Something Beautiful.

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Jane Lynch, Rita Wilson, John Pizzarelli, and Jessica Molaskey Line Up for Café Carlyle Fall Season by Adam Hetrick

The season kicks off in September with Lynch and Kate Flannery making their Carlyle debut with Two Lost Souls.

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Ramin Karimloo Plans 13-City U.K. Concert Tour by Adam Hetrick

The Anastasia and Les Misérables star will launch his From Now On tour in January.

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Center Theatre Group Managing Director Stephen D. Rountree Will Step Down by Adam Hetrick

A 40-year veteran of Los Angeles premiere arts organizations, Rountree will retire in March 2019.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wicked Star Rachel Tucker Will Return to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

Tucker takes the stage after reprising her performance as Elphaba in the tenth anniversary London cast of Wicked.

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Tony Winner Gary Beach, Star of Broadway's The Producers and Beauty and the Beast, Dies at 70 by Adam Hetrick

The veteran Broadway actor won a Tony for his show-stopping performance as the flamboyant Roger De Bris in The Producers.

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Lindsay Mendez, Adam Kantor, Sierra Boggess Will Take Part in Best In Shows Benefit by Adam Hetrick

The evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York will honor Seth Rudetsky with the Sandy Fund Award.

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How King Kong’s Writers Have Reimagined Ann Darrow for a New Audience by Adam Hetrick

Christiani Pitts stars as a woman in control of her own destiny in this contemporary take on a modern legend.

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Anastasia’s Zach Adkins Will Make Feinstein’s/54 Below Debut by Adam Hetrick

Adkins, who is making his Broadway bow as Dmitry in Anastasia, will make his New York City solo concert debut in August.

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Jay Armstrong Johnson Will Perform as Part of Teen Angst Revue by Adam Hetrick

The Phantom of the Opera star will join students from the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival for the July 22 concert.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Aaron Tveit Will Bring Solo Concert to San Francisco by Adam Hetrick

The star of the upcoming Broadway musical Moulin Rouge! will play Marines’ Memorial Theatre in September.

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Original Sweeney Todd Cast Members Will Return for Final Weeks of Off-Broadway Run by Adam Hetrick

Betsy Morgan and Joseph Taylor return to the revival, which will end its record-breaking run August 26 at the Barrow Street Theatre.

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Annie Golden and Lauren Patten Will Be Part of 54 Sings P!nk by Adam Hetrick

The August 19 concert will celebrate the music of the singer-songwriter behind “What About Us,” “Raise Your Glass,” and “Get the Party Started.”

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Casting Announced for Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters by Adam Hetrick

Kate Buddeke, Adam Langdon, and Deandre Sevon are among the actors who will appear in the one-act play festival.

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Alexandra Silber’s After Anatevka Will Receive Live Presentation at Minetta Lane by Adam Hetrick

Silber’s book, which continues the journey of the beloved characters from Fiddler on the Roof, will receive a live reading with Sheldon Harnick, Santino Fontana, Samantha Massell, and …

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Actors' Equity Association Launches Separate Investigation Into Death of Chicago Actor Jeff Loeffelholz by Adam Hetrick

The union has retained outside counsel to conduct its own investigation into the alleged mistreatment of the performer.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Casting Complete for Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope at Encores! Off-Center by Adam Hetrick

Tony winner Savion Glover directs and choreographs the musical, running July 25–28 at New York City Center.

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The Boys in the Band Recoups on Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells star in the Broadway premiere of Mart Crowley’s play.

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What Happened When The Cher Show Was Forced to Cancel Final Chicago Performance by Adam Hetrick

Theatregoers were already in their seats when the show’s producers and star Stephanie J. Block announced that the final performance would not go on.

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Music Theatre International Files Legal Action Against Virginia Community Theatre by Adam Hetrick

The complaint states that Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions, Inc. has presented at least 16 illegal and unlicensed productions.

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Anastasia’s Max von Essen Will Play Birdland by Adam Hetrick

The Tony nominee will be joined by Billy Stritch for the July 23 concert.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Cher Show Ends Chicago Try-Out Ahead of Fall Broadway Arrival by Adam Hetrick

The bio-musical about the entertainment icon ends its out of town try-out at the Oriental Theatre July 15 ahead of a New York arrival this fall.

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch How Serenbe Playhouse Sinks the Titanic by Adam Hetrick

The doomed luxury liner sinks nightly as part of a season that sets each of its productions on and around bodies of water.

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Angels in America, Starring Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane, Closes on Broadway July 15 by Adam Hetrick

The revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark account of a bewildered nation at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic became the most Tony-nominated play in history.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

FX’s Pose Stars, Dyllón Burnside, Mj Rodriguez, and Ryan Jamaal Swain, Will Perform NYC Concert by Adam Hetrick

The groundbreaking series about a group of LGBTQ youth of color who forge a family in New York City’s ball culture scene in the 1980s will return for a second season.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

New Name Revealed for Broadway ‘Gypsy Robe’ Ceremony by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway opening-night tradition honoring musical ensemble members will be rechristened at the July 26 opening of Head Over Heels.

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