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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Who Will Taylor Swift Play in CATS Film? Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Her Role! by Alexa Criscitiello

As BroadwayWorld reported in July, Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson will lead Tom Hooper's upcoming film adaptation of CATs as 'Grizabella', alongside Ian McKellen, James Corden, and Tay…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Debuts Ballad 'Is That Alright?' in Latest Trailer for A STAR IS BORN by Alexa Criscitiello

'A Star is Born' stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper 'American Sniper,' 'American Hustle,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady…

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VIDEO: On This Day, September 24- Happy Birthday, Ben Platt! by Alexa Criscitiello

Ben Plattoriginated the title role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' to critical acclaim Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations and won the 2017 Tony Award for his Broadway perfor…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, September 20- Run, Freedom, Run! URINETOWN Opens On Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

'Urinetown, The Musical' is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, ca…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Times Square Theatre to Receive $100 Million Renovation by Alexa Criscitiello

It has been reported that the long-vacant Times Square theatre will receive a long overdue renovation in the near future.

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VIDEO: On This Day, September 18- Celebrating Playwright, Actor, and Activist, Anna Deavere Smith! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of playwright, activist, actor, and educator,Anna Deavere Smith.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

A New Life: Josh Groban Dishes On His New Sound and His Latest Acting Gig by Alexa Criscitiello

Josh Groban has been mighty busy since ending his Tony Award-nominated performance in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. With some exciting new projects in the pipeline, Josh sat …

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Video: Leslie Jones Gets Bewitched at WICKED on Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

Move over, Ben Brantley. In 2018, there's only one name that matters when it comes to reviewing Broadway shows...and that name is Leslie Jones.

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! MARRY POPPINS to Return to the West End in 2019 by Alexa Criscitiello

It has been reported that the practically perfectmusical Mary Poppins will return home to the West End's Prince Edward Theatre in fall of 2019.

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Photo: Bernadette Peters Heads Back to High School at MEAN GIRLS by Alexa Criscitiello

This week the high school kids of Broadway's Mean Girls got a lesson in greatness when Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters stopped by to check out the show. See a photo from her visit with t…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, September 10- CHAPLIN Opens on Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2012,Chaplin, a new musical depicting the life of film iconChaplin, opened on Broadway

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Friday, September 7, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, September 7- Goodbye, Love- RENT Closes on Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we remember the original, groundbreaking Broadway production of Jonathan Larson's RENT, which played its final performance at the Nederlander Theater on this day in 2008.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

VIDEO: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Debut Songs and Scenes in Four Brand New Sneak Peeks of A STAR IS BORN by Alexa Criscitiello

'A Star is Born' stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper 'American Sniper,' 'American Hustle,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, September 5- Happy Birthday, Carol Lawrence! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day we celebrate, Tony nominated actress, Carol Lawrence

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, September 4: Happy BeyDay, Beyonce! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, the world celebrates the Queen B herself, the incomparable Beyonce Knowles

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, August 29- Remembering Kyle Jean-Baptiste by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day we remember Broadway actorKyle Jean-Baptistewho diedage of 21 after an accident at home in 2015.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, August 28- Happy Birthday, Armie Hammer! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of Golden Globe-nominatedactorArmie Hammerwho is currently making his Broadway debut in Second Stage's Straight White Men.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, August 27- Happy Birthday, Andy Karl! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day. we're celebrating Olivier Award-winning leading man, Andy Karl. who can currently be seen in the Broadway adaptation of the classic rom-com, Pretty Woman

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Friday, August 24, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, August 24- PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pays Tribute to the Great Hal Prince by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2017, the long-awaited Broadway tribute to the great Hal Prince, Prince of Broadway, celebrated its opening night at the Samuel J, Friedman Theatre.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, August 22- Happy Birthday, James Corden! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of late night host and Tony Award-winning actor, James Corden

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Kerry Butler, Rob McClure & More Join Pre-Broadway Tryout of BEETLEJUICE- Complete Cast Announced! by Alexa Criscitiello

Complete casting has been announced forthe world premiere Pre-Broadway engagement of the new musical comedy Beetlejuice.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

She's Back! Neil Patrick Harris to Appear as HEDWIG at Wigstock Drag Festival in New York City by Alexa Criscitiello

The New York Times has reported that Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka have teamed up with legendary drag star Lady Bunny to reinstate a lost New York City treas…

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Award-Winning Theatre, Television, and Film Producer Craig Zadan Passes Away at Age 69 by Alexa Criscitiello

It has been reportedthat celebrated television and film producer, Craig Zadan, best known for his work on stage and screen, has passed away at age 69.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

West End THE KING AND I to Be Screened in UK Cinemas This Winter by Alexa Criscitiello

It has been confirmed that the current West End production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless classic, The King and I,will be screened in the United Kingdomthis winter.

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VIDEO: On This Day, August 20- WAITRESS Makes Its World Premiere at American Repertory Theater by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2015, the world premiere run of the Tony-nominated musical Waitress began its world premiere run at American Repertory Theater.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Michael Jackson Musical WESTLAKE to Have NYC Lab Next Month by Alexa Criscitiello

According to a new casting notice, the previously announced musical based on the life and career of pop icon Michael Jackson is gearing up for a New York City lab next month.

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VIDEO: On This Day, August 16- London Celebrates GROUNDHOG DAY by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2016, the musical adaptation of the hit Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day, made its world premiere at the Old Vic in London.

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It's Showtime! Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso to Lead Pre-Broadway Tryout of BEETLEJUICE by Alexa Criscitiello

It was announced today that Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman School of Rock will star as 'Beetlejuice' and two-time Lortel Award nominee Sophia Anne Caruso Lazarus will star as 'Lydia' in t…

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PRETTY WOMAN Opens on Broadway Tonight! New Block of Tickets Now On Sale by Alexa Criscitiello

PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL, with original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and the film's screenw…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, August 15- HAIRSPRAY Dances Onto Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2002, the big. beautiful Broadway hit musical, Hairspray opened at the Neil Simon Theater.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, August 14- Happy Birthday, Sarah Brightman! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of legendary soprano and Phantom's original Christine, Sarah Brightman.

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