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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Alice at the Palace, Starring Meryl Streep and Debbie Allen, Heading to BroadwayHD by Adam Hetrick

Titles also include The Glass Menagerie, starring Katharine Hepburn and Sam Waterston.

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Leslie Jordan to Host Actors Fund’s Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles by Adam Hetrick

This year’s event will honor Lily Tomlin with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement.

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Jersey Boys Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Perform Jukebox Hero in Studio City by Adam Hetrick

Young will appear at Upstairs at Vitello’s in May.

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Tony Winner Kelli O’Hara to Perform in Kansas City by Adam Hetrick

The Kiss Me, Kate star will perform at Helzeberg Hall in October.

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Dreamgirls Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday to Perform in Westhampton Beach by Adam Hetrick

Holliday will appear in concert during Memorial Day Weekend.

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Mark Medoff, Tony-Winning Children of a Lesser God Playwright, Dies at 79 by Adam Hetrick

He also received an Academy Award nomination for the film’s 1986 screen adaptation.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tony Nominee and Shazam! Star Zachary Levi to Host MTV Movie & TV Awards by Adam Hetrick

Levi will host the June 17 ceremony at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

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Sony Secures Film Rights for Britney Spears Musical Once Upon a One More Time by Adam Hetrick

The stage production will make its world premiere in Chicago this fall.

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Hadestown Will Release Original Broadway Cast Album With Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney by Adam Hetrick

The latest incarnation of Anaïs Mitchell's pop-driven folk opera opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre April 17.

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Cyndi Lauper Joins New York Pops’ Hall Full of Stars Gala by Adam Hetrick

Annaleigh Ashford, Boy George, Lena Hall, and Carly Rae Jepsen are among the stars who will also perform during the April 29 gala event.

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Fionnula Flanagan Extends Her Run in Broadway’s The Ferryman by Adam Hetrick

Actor Blair Brown, who was previously announced to take over the role of Aunt Maggie, has withdrawn from the production.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Harry Belafonte and Lily Tomlin to Be Honored by Geffen Playhouse by Adam Hetrick

The honors will take place during the Backstage at the Geffen gala fundraiser May 19.

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Lorna Luft Will Return to Feinstein’s/54 Below in August by Adam Hetrick

Luft will perform songs from the Great American Songbook, including those made famous by her mother, Judy Garland.

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Harvey Sabinson, Veteran Publicist and Former Broadway League Executive Director, Passes Away at 94 by Adam Hetrick

A Tony Honoree for Lifetime Achievement, Sabinson worked on the original Broadway productions of Hello, Dolly!, Gypsy, and Guys and Dolls.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Lyrics and Lyricists to Celebrate Oklahoma! at 75 in May by Adam Hetrick

Rodgers and Hammerstein President Ted Chapin hosts the evening that will feature Kerstin Anderson and Jason Gotay.

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Eve Ensler to Appear in Conversation With Glenn Close at 92Y by Adam Hetrick

The playwright-performer of The Vagina Monologues will discuss her new book, The Apology.

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Hadestown Star Eva Noblezada Sets May Residency at The Green Room 42 by Adam Hetrick

A Tony Award nominee for Miss Saigon, Noblezada will perform Ballad of a Broadway Twenty-Something on Monday evenings.

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Vanessa Redgrave and Janie Dee Join Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season by Adam Hetrick

Additional casting has been announced for Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit and Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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Soundtrack for John Cameron Mitchell’s Anthem: Homunculus to Be Released May 20 by Adam Hetrick

The first season features over 30 original songs performed by Cynthia Erivo, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, Marion Cotillard, Denis O’Hare, and more.

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Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Debra Messing, and Jessie Mueller Will Appear in Provincetown by Adam Hetrick

The Provincetown Art House and Town Hall have announced the summer 2019 lineup of stars from stage and screen.

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Corbin Bleu, Betsy Wolfe, and Ethan Slater Will Be Part of Broadway By the Year Concert by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway Musicals of 1965 and 1978 will take place May 20 at The Town Hall.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Read Reviews for Hillary and Clinton on Broadway, Starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow by Adam Hetrick

The new play from Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath opens on Broadway April 18 at the John Golden Theatre.

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I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce Extends Through June by Adam Hetrick

Joe Mantegna directs the play starring Ronnie Marmo that currently plays The Box.

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Tony Award Winner Cady Huffman Will Be Miss Peggy Lee at The Green Room 42 by Adam Hetrick

The Producers Tony winner will portray the singer-songwriter known for the standards “Is That All There Is?,” “It’s a Good Day,” and “Don’t Smoke in Bed.”

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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Beauty and the Beast on Broadway With Original TV Spot by Adam Hetrick

Disney made its Broadway debut with the lavish stage adaptation, starring Susan Eagan and Terrence Mann, that opened at the Palace Theatre 25 years ago April 18.

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Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Linda Lavin, and LaChanze to Play Bay Street Theater This Summer by Adam Hetrick

The theatre stars will be joined by rock icon Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, designer Isaac Mizrahi, and more.

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GMHC Will Honor Andrew Rannells With 2019 Howard Ashman Award by Adam Hetrick

The Boys in the Band and Girls star will be honored for his contributions to the LGBTQ community during the organization’s April 29 cabaret fundraiser.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Read Reviews for Hadestown On Broadway by Adam Hetrick

The new musical by Anaïs Mitchell opened April 17 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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Memorial for Casting Director Andrew Zerman Will Be Held at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Adam Hetrick

The former casting director on the original runs of Les Misérables, Cats, and The Phantom of the Opera passed away January 6.

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Matilda Tony Winner Milly Shapiro to Play The Green Room 42 by Adam Hetrick

The young actor was also seen in the motion picture Hereditary.

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Memorial for Acting Teacher William Esper to Be Held at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre by Adam Hetrick

Richard Schiff, Patricia Heaton, David Morse, and more will speak at the May 17 memorial.

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