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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Broadway's The Cher Show Takes Final Bow August 18 by Adam Hetrick

The musical about the pop icon opened December 3, 2018, at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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King Kong Musical Closes on Broadway August 18 by Adam Hetrick

The musical, featuring a 20-foot-high, 2,000-pound, puppeteer-operated gorilla as its star, opened last fall.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love Will Play Limited Los Angeles Run by Adam Hetrick

Alex McKenna, Arron Shiver, and Sonny Valicenti will star.

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Carol Burnett, Norman Lear, Lily Tomlin, More to Receive Paley Honors by Adam Hetrick

The television comedy trailblazers and theatre veterans will be honored by the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

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Casting Announced for New North American Tour of We Will Rock You by Adam Hetrick

The Queen musical will relaunch September 3 in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Queer as Folk Cast Reunion to Take Place in Los Angeles by Adam Hetrick

Sharon Gless, Gale Harold, and Michelle Clunie are among the original cast members set to appear.

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Kyle Soller and John Benjamin Hickey to Reprise Performances in The Inheritance on Broadway; Full Cast Set by Adam Hetrick

Tony nominee Lois Smith will step into the role of Margaret, originated in London by Vanessa Redgrave.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tony Winner Beth Leavel Will Debut New Show at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

Thirteen Shows and Counting will revisit Leavel’s acclaimed performances in such shows as The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!, and The Prom.

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Broadway Performers Line Up for 54 Sings Hilary Duff Concert by Adam Hetrick

Morgan Siobhan Green, F. Michael Haynie, and Heath Saunders are among the artists slated to appear in the one-night-only concert at Feinstein's/54 Below.

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Australian Actor Ningali Lawford-Wolf Dies During Edinburgh Run of The Secret River by Adam Hetrick

The 52-year-old actor was on tour with the Sydney Theatre Company production.

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Deaf West Theatre to Stage U.S. Premiere of Jack Thorne’s The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Adam Hetrick

The play, from the Tony- and Olivier-winning playwright of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will bow in Los Angeles this fall.

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Olivier Winner Patricia Hodge Tapped for London Revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Adam Hetrick

Hodge joins Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner in the production that bow in September.

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Fiddler on the Roof National Tour Adds 40 Cities in Second Year by Adam Hetrick

Israeli film and TV star Yehezkel Lazarov will continue with the touring production based on the 2015 Broadway revival.

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Anita Gillette and Steven Rattazzi Lead Cast of Ogunquit’s Murder on the Orient Express by Adam Hetrick

Agatha Christie’s classic thriller begins performances August 14.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Audra McDonald and Seth Rudetsky to Offer Steppenwolf Benefit by Adam Hetrick

The evening will include songs from McDonald’s career and the behind-the-scenes stories that go with them.

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The Phantom of the Opera’s Jeremy Stolle to Play Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

Ali Ewoldt will also appear in the benefit concert for Broadway Hearts, a non-profit that brings entertainment to children in New York-area hospitals.

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Patti Murin, Ryann Redmond, and Kate Rockwell to Join Amanda Green at Birdland by Adam Hetrick

The stars of Frozen and Mean Girls will join Green for the latest installment of her monthly concert series.

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Jason Danieley to Host Concert Benefit Celebrating Late Tony Honoree Marin Mazzie by Adam Hetrick

Liz Callaway, David Hyde Pierce, and Howard McGillin are among the performers who will pay tribute to the late Ragtime and Passion star.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Hal Prince: A Timeline of His Record 21 Tony Award Wins by Adam Hetrick

Year-by-year, how the visionary director-producer earned his history-making Tony Awards.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Veteran Theatrical Press Agent Robert Ullman Dies at 94 by Adam Hetrick

Mr. Ullman represented such productions as Call Me Madam, starring Ethel Merman, as well as the original Off-Broadway premiere of A Chorus Line.

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John Gallagher Jr. and Stark Sands Cast in Avett Brothers Musical at Berkeley Repertory Theatre by Adam Hetrick

Swept Away will reunite the American Idiot cast members with director Michael Mayer next summer.

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Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop to Release Off-Broadway Cast Album by Adam Hetrick

The recording of the acclaimed Playwrights Horizons production will be released on the Yellow Sound Label later this year.

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Costumes From Follies, War Horse, and Antony and Cleopatra to Be Part of National Theatre Exhibit by Adam Hetrick

Opening this fall, Costume at the National Theatre will explore the art and construction of theatrical costumes.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Be More Chill’s Jason SweetTooth Williams and Autumn Hurlbert to Lead Frankie! Musical Reading by Adam Hetrick

The new musical by 16-year-old writer Elise Marra will receive a New York City industry reading August 19.

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Why Emmy Nominee Hannah Gadsby Isn’t Afraid to Make Audiences Tense by Adam Hetrick

The Emmy Award-nominated creator and star of Nanette is currently appearing Off-Broadway in Douglas.

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Leaving Eden Wins 2019 NYMF Award for Best Musical by Adam Hetrick

The Jennifer Waxman–Ben Page musical took home four honors at the 2019 NYMF Awards for Excellence August 4.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Hadestown’s Reeve Carney Will Star in Oswald Musical Concert by Adam Hetrick

Justin Matthew Sargent and Amy Spanger will also appear in the new work surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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Mandy Patinkin Will Embark on 30-City Concert Tour This Fall by Adam Hetrick

The Evita and Homeland star will perform songs by Stephen Sondheim, Randy Newman, and Rufus Wainwright with his new show Diaries.

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D.A. Pennebaker, Documentary Filmmaker of Original Cast Album: Company, Dies at 94 by Adam Hetrick

The pioneering filmmaker provided a rare portal into the process of recording an original Broadway cast album.

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Tony Award Winner Stephanie J. Block Sets London Concert Return by Adam Hetrick

The Cher Show Tony winner will play Cadogan Hall next spring.

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