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Friday, February 15, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Remembering Ethel Merman by Alexa Criscitiello

Ethel Mermanwas a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.' After being discovered byVinton Freedleyas a singer at Brooklyn's Paramount movie the…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, February 13- RENT Gets Its Off-Broadway World Premiere! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1996, the beloved rock musical, Rent, made its off-Broadway premiere at New York Theatre Workshop.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, February 12- John Leguizamo Makes His Broadway Debut With FREAK by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1998, Tony Award-winner John Leguizamo made his Broadway debut in the solo show Freak.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Jason Danieley Honors Marin Mazzie Through Partnership With Cancer Support Community by Alexa Criscitiello

Broadway's Jason Danieley will honor his late wife, Marin Mazzie, through a new partnership with Cancer Support Community.

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VIDEO: On This Day, February 11- Remembering Jan Maxwell by Alexa Criscitiello

Jan Maxwell, a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner, was last seen on stage in City of Conversation at Lincoln Center, for which she wBas nominated for 2015 Dram…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth & Patti Murin Head To the Hallmark Channel This Christmas by Alexa Criscitiello

Broadway leading ladies Kristin Chenoweth and Patti Murin are slated to appear this holiday season in two of the Hallmark Channel's yearly holiday movies

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Thank Goodness! WICKED Movie Gets 2021 Holiday Release Date; Stephen Daldry To Direct by Alexa Criscitiello

Universal Pictures musical film adaptation of Wicked has set its sights on the the 2021 Christmas season and is currently slated to open on December 22, 2021

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Kristen Chenoweth & Patti Murin Head To the Hallmark Channel This Christmas by Alexa Criscitiello

Broadway leading ladies Kristin Chenoweth and Patti Murin are slated to appear this holiday season in two of the Hallmark Channel's yearly holiday movies

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VIDEO: On This Day, February 8- Happy Birthday, Sherie Rene Scott! by Alexa Criscitiello

Today we celebrate Tony Award-nominee and Broadway favorite, Sherie Rene Scott, on her birthday

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Additional Casting Announced For West End Premiere of & JULIET A Max Martin Pop Musical by Alexa Criscitiello

amp Julietis the joyous, new West End musical that asks what if Juliet's famous ending was really just her beginning What if she decided to choose her own fate

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Donmar Production Of SWEAT Starring Martha Plimpton Will Transfer to West End This Summer by Alexa Criscitiello

The Donmar Warehouseproduction of Sweat byLynn Nottagewill transfer to the Gielgud Theatre on London's West End this summer

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VIDEO: On This Day, February 7- Celebrating SHUFFLE ALONG Composer Eubie Blake by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we celebrate the birth of the legendary and history-making composer, Eubie Blake.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

'Mrs. Maisel' Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino In Talks To Direct GYPSY Remake by Alexa Criscitiello

According to Deadline, the Emmy Award-winning creator of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino is currently in talks to directa revived film remake of the musica…

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VIDEO: On This Day, February 6- SMASH Brings Musical Theatre Drama to NBC by Alexa Criscitiello

SMASH is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire - to be a Bro…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, February 5- Happy Birthday, Alex Brightman by Alexa Criscitiello

Alex Brightmanreceived Tony, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance as Dewey Finn inAndrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock. Other Broadway credits include…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, February 4- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Opens On Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1999, the Broadway revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown opened at the Ambassador Theater on Broadway.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, February 1- Happy Birthday, Michael C. Hall! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of stage and television star, Michael C. Hall

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

All Five 'Best Original Song' Nominees To Perform On Oscar Telecast by Alexa Criscitiello

After backlash arose over the proposal to only feature two out of the five nominees for Best Original Song on the Oscar telecast, producers of the show have announced that all of the nominee…

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Josie Rourke To Direct SWEET CHARITY, Her Final Show As Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director by Alexa Criscitiello

The Daily Mail has reported that Josie Rourke, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, will direct the classic musical Sweet Charity as her farewellshow at the venue.

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Clive Owen And Anna Gunn To Star In Tennesse Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA On the West End by Alexa Criscitiello

it has been announced that actor Clive Owen will return to the stage for the first time in almost two decades to star in a rare revival of the Tennessee Williams' drama The Night of the Igua…

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VIDEO: On This Day, January 31- Happy Birthday, Kerry Washington! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we're sending a happy birthday to acclaimed star of stage and screen, Kerry Washington

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 30- Happy Birthday, Hal Prince! by Alexa Criscitiello

Harold 'Hal' Prince directed the premiere productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Ev…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 29- Broadway Falls In Love With SWEET CHARITY! by Alexa Criscitiello

Inspired by Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, SWEET CHARITY explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

RENT Star Brennin Hunt Details the Injury That Derailed the Live Show by Alexa Criscitiello

BroadwayWorld has learned that Brennin Hunt, who will play the role of Roger in RENT, live on FOX, suffered an injury last night during rehearsal. A statement was released by FOX, stating th…

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VIDEO: On This Day, January 28- Happy Birthday, Alan Alda! by Alexa Criscitiello

Alan Aldais best known for playingHawkeye Pierce and writingmany of the episodes on the classic TV series MASH, the final episode of which was seen by more than 105 million people, still a r…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Viva La Vie Boheme: A Historic Journey Through Jonathan Larson's New York & The Reality of RENT by Alexa Criscitiello

In 1989, Jonathan Larson, a 29-year-old composer, began working on a musical adaptation of Puccini's La Boheme. Set amid the late 1980's, early 90's in New York City's East Village the music…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Original Broadway Cast of RENT Will Make RENT LIVE! Appearance by Alexa Criscitiello

There are just a few days until the latest batch of bohemians step into the iconic shoes of Jonathan Larson'sfamily of friends in Rent Live. But according to some exciting new social media p…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Patti LuPone To Launch Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket Series by Alexa Criscitiello

Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress Patti LuPone is currently in the UK playing Joanne in the gender-swapped production of Company on the West End.

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Steve Allen To Star In Matthew Warchus-Helmed PRESENT LAUGHTER At The Old Vic by Alexa Criscitiello

The Daily Mail has reported that actor Steve Allen Sherlock will star in a production of Noel Coward's Present Laughter at The Old Vic Theatre this June.

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& JULIET A Max Martin Pop Musical To Land On London's West End This Fall! by Alexa Criscitiello

A musical based on the behemoth pop catalog of producer Max Martin is headed for London's West End this fall

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, January 23- Sutton Foster Astonishes In LITTLE WOMEN On Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2005, a musical adaptation of the classic novel Little Women landed on Broadway, starring Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster as the fearless authoress, Jo March.

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