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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Goodspeed Plans Billy Elliot, Because of Winn Dixie, and Passing Through by Adam Hetrick

The season in Connecticut will launch in April with The Music Man.

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Watch Hailey Kilgore Record ‘Waiting for Life’ at Once On This Island Recording Session by Adam Hetrick

Kilgore was Tony-nominated for her performance in the Ahrens and Flaherty musical.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Rob Marshall Will Host Words on Dance: Jerome Robbins and West Side Story at the Paley Center by Adam Hetrick

Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and more will gather to discuss the 1961 Oscar-winning film.

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Smash Star Megan Hilty Will Play San Francisco’s Marines’ Memorial Theatre by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award nominee will return to the Bay Area in November.

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See King Kong Meet Ann Darrow for the First Time in New Broadway Production Photo by Adam Hetrick

The one-ton silverback gorilla encounters his new Broadway co-star Christiani Pitts in the first production shot released from the new megamusical.

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Harry Connick, Jr. Will Head Out on Concert Tour in the Fall by Adam Hetrick

The Pajama Game and On a Clear Day star will play London, Paris, and his hometown of New Orleans.

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Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein Will Reunite on Broadway for They’re Playing Our Song by Adam Hetrick

The Actors Fund will present a 40th anniversary concert of the Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager, and Neil Simon musical in early 2019.

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Constance Wu, Kumail Nanjiani, Alfred Molina, More Join Calista Flockhart Terms of Endearment Reading by Adam Hetrick

Casting is now complete for Paramount Pictures’ staged reading of the Oscar-winning film.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Arthur Mitchell, Revolutionary Dancer and Founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dies at 84 by Adam Hetrick

He broke ground as New York City Ballet’s first African-American principal dancer, creating the role of Puck in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Watch Alex Newell Belt ‘Mama Will Provide’ at Once On This Island Cast Recording Session by Adam Hetrick

Newell stars as Asaka in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival that plays Circle in the Square.

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National Tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Launches September 21 by Adam Hetrick

Noah Weisberg stars as Willy Wonka in the tour that kicks off in Buffalo, New York.

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List of Top 10 Most-Produced Plays of 2018–2019 Revealed by Adam Hetrick

Female playwrights, composers, and lyricists dominated this year’s list—which was also its most diverse.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rockers on Broadway, Honoring Michael Cerveris, Will Offer The Who's Tommy Reunion by Adam Hetrick

The concert will pay tribute to the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Broadway musical on November 12.

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Bebe Neuwirth, Denée Benton, Nathan Lee Graham, Betsy Wolfe Set for Living for Today: And All That Jazz by Adam Hetrick

The music of Kander and Ebb will be celebrated at the 11th annual benefit concert October 1 at Joe’s Pub.

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Watch Tonya Pinkins Premiere Max Vernon Song ‘Home at Last’ by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award winner performs from Vernon’s new musical The Tattooed Lady in this video premiere.

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Film Musical Hey, Beautiful! Will Launch MT Shorts With Screening and Concert by Adam Hetrick

The event marks the launch of MT Shorts, a creative platform that brings together musical theatre and short film.

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Take a Look at The Seagull Lakeside at Serenbe Playhouse by Adam Hetrick

Serenbe Playhouse presents the site-specific production of the Chekhov drama through September 30.

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Mean Girls, The Boys in the Band, Harry Potter Nominated for Artios Casting Awards by Adam Hetrick

The awards, recognizing the achievements of casting agents working in film, television, and theatre, will be presented in New York and Los Angeles January 31.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Casting Announced for Luis Valdez’ Valley of the Heart at Center Theatre Group by Adam Hetrick

The new play, presented in association with Teatro Campesino, begins October 30 at the Mark Taper Forum.

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Bruce Norris’ Downstate Premieres at Steppenwolf September 20 by Adam Hetrick

Tony winner Pam MacKinnon directs the new play from Pulitzer-winning Clybourne Park writer Bruce Norris.

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Darius de Haas, Erin Dilly, Jenn Gambatese, and Matthew Scott Set for Feeling Wicked: The Magical Side of the American Songbook by Adam Hetrick

The November 3 concert will feature songs ranging from Stephen Schwartz and Disney to Harold Arlen and Lerner and Loewe.

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Aaron Lazar Will Offer Broadway to Hollywood in San Francisco by Adam Hetrick

The upcoming star of Dear Evan Hansen will play Feinstein’s at the Nikko December 17.

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Nick Rashad Burroughs Will Perform James Brown Live at Apollo Music Café by Adam Hetrick

The Kinky Boots and Something Rotten! actor will offer an encore performance October 6.

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Jenn Colella, Martha Plimpton, Javier Muñoz, and Mandy Gonzalez Will Join Amanda Green at Birdland by Adam Hetrick

Amanda Green AF*, the monthly concert series featuring the Tony-nominated lyricist-composer, kicks off September 23.

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What Did Critics Think of Harold Prince’s Evita Revival in Australia? by Adam Hetrick

Tina Arena stars in the 40th anniversary staging that recreates the original, Tony-winning Broadway production.

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Jersey Boys' Erich Bergen Will Perform at Sony Hall by Adam Hetrick

The Madam Secretary star will perform his solo concert September 30.

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Keegan-Michael Key, Darrell Hammond, Dick Cavett Join Audible Recording of Billy Crystal and Quinton Peeples Play by Adam Hetrick

Have a Nice Day will be presented at the Minetta Lane in October.

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Michelle Visage Will Join Cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie by Adam Hetrick

The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge will make her West End debut as Miss Hedge in the hit London musical.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kristolyn Lloyd and Nikki Renee Daniels Join Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert by Adam Hetrick

The evening celebrating the Queen of Soul will take place October 7 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Stars of Frozen, Mean Girls, Be More Chill, Waitress, and Wicked to Appear at Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction by Adam Hetrick

Artists taking part in the autograph table and photo booth will include Nicolette Robinson, Caissie Levy, Will Roland, Jessica Vosk, Laura Osnes, Chita Rivera, Tony Yazbeck, and more.

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Marilyn Strauss, Broadway Producer Who Brought Free Shakespeare to Kansas City, Passes Away by Adam Hetrick

She produced Pump Boys and Dinettes, Da, and Rockabye Hamlet on Broadway before founding the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival in 1993.

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