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Monday, September 16, 2019

Rachel Bloom Reveals Pregnancy After Winning Her First Emmy by Dan Meyer

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Makes Donation in Honor of Late Broadway Stage Manager Arthur Gaffin by Dan Meyer

The longtime production stage manager worked on over two dozen productions, including revivals of Nine, Cabaret, and the Broadway debut of 1984.

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Disney+ Picks Up Ballet Docuseries On Pointe by Dan Meyer

The show will follow students at School of American Ballet as they prepare for NYC’s annual production of The Nutcracker.

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Jordin Sparks On Her Delicious Research to Star in Waitress on Broadway by Dan Meyer

The Broadway alum and Season 6 American Idol winner steps into the role of Jenna September 16.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Broadway Veteran Aaron Lazar Replaces Steven Pasquale in Fox Series Filthy Rich by Dan Meyer

The Dear Evan Hansen and A Little Night Music alum will star opposite Kim Cattrall.

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Go in the Rehearsal Room With the Cast of Chasing Rainbows at Paper Mill Playhouse by Dan Meyer

See Ruby Rakos portray Judy Garland in the upcoming musical, plus Olivier winner Lesli Margherita and Tony nominee Max Von Essen talk about bringing her story to life on stage.

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Tony Winners Alan Cumming, Ali Stroker, Ari’el Stachel, and More Slated for Gimlet’s Fall Season by Dan Meyer

Broadway and TV stars including Noah Galvin, Carrie Coon, Samira Wiley, Matthew Rhys, and Lucas Hedges join Gimlet Media's new and returning podcasts.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

What Do Critics Think of Netflix's Adaptation of American Son, Starring Kerry Washington? by Dan Meyer

The original Broadway cast, which also included Steven Pasquale and Jeremy Jordan, returns to star in the movie.

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Denver’s John Moore Receives Lucy Jordan Award From Actors’ Equity Association by Dan Meyer

The Mile High City resident is the founder of Denver Actors Fund, which has raised over $375,000 in aid for members of the theatre community.

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Cast Members Pick the 3 Ingredients That Make Off-Broadway's Seared Perfectly Seasoned by Dan Meyer

Tony nominee Raúl Esparza, Krysta Rodriguez, and more on what makes the upcoming Theresa Rebeck play so delicious.

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See Tony Winner Lea Salonga Rehearse for Sweeney Todd in Manila by Dan Meyer

The Broadway favorite will take on the role of Mrs. Lovett in the Philippines staging.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Cast Set for Bandstand National Tour by Dan Meyer

The first tour of the Broadway musical will begin with a preview run in Oklahoma City before launching in College Station, Texas.

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SPACE on Ryder Farm Opens Applications for 2020 Residencies by Dan Meyer

Applications are due November 6 to be considered for a residency at the farming homestead in upstate New York.

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Watch the Grammy-Winning Performers of ‘A Whole New World’ Reunite at Aladdin on Broadway by Dan Meyer

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle took to the stage following a performance of the musical to sing the Disney standard.

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What Did Critics Think of New Movie Harriet, Starring Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo? by Dan Meyer

The biopic follows Harriet Tubman’s journey as a conductor along the Underground Railroad.

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Hear Ansel Elgort Sing a Snippet of ‘Officer Krupke’ From West Side Story by Dan Meyer

The star of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film adaptation dropped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to discuss the film and his casting as Tony.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hear Hamilton Tour Cast Member DeMarius Copes Sing ‘Don’t Trust Her’ by Dan Meyer

The Mean Girls alum sings the number from Write Out Loud Winner Mackenzie Szabo.

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Original Off-Broadway Cast to Perform A Strange Loop in Concert at Joe’s Pub by Dan Meyer

The performers will reunite to celebrate the release of the musical's cast album.

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Watch Dancers (and Kelly Ripa) Break the World Record for Most People en Pointe by Dan Meyer

American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet principal dancers joined over 300 ballerinas to smash the previous record on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan.

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Watch a Medley of Muses Take on Music from Hercules by Dan Meyer

YouTube Sensation and #HAM4BEY creator Michael Korte conceived the video in celebration of the recent Public Works’ production.

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Learn About the Cats Film Choreography With Jennifer Hudson, Francesca Hayward, and More by Dan Meyer

A new featurette shows the cast, including Robert Fairchild, James Corden, Idris Elba, and Taylor Swift, discussing their feline moves.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

11 Disney Broadway Magic Moments Revealed at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC by Dan Meyer

Couture, glitter, self-acceptance, Toni Braxton, and more were all discussed during a panel celebrating the wonder of The Lion King, Frozen, and Aladdin on Broadway.

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John Wesley, Stage and TV Veteran From Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Dies at 72 by Dan Meyer

The performer was known for his roles on TV and in regional productions.

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What Did Critics Think of Torch Song in London? by Dan Meyer

A new production of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-nominated play kicked off Turbine Theatre’s inaugural season.

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Watch Current Broadway Star Derren Brown Guess Jimmy Fallon’s Celebrity Crush by Dan Meyer

The illusionist also hypnotized Questlove during a segment on The Tonight Show.

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Watch Mean Girls Star Reneé Rapp Play ‘The Movie, The Musical, or Both?’ by Dan Meyer

The new Regina George dropped by Playbill’s studio to guess whether Mean Girls quotes were from the show, the film, or both!

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Tony Winner Len Cariou and Tony Nominee Craig Bierko to Star in Harry Townsend’s Last Stand by Dan Meyer

The new play by George Eastman will debut at New York City Center November 18.

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How The Playwrights Realm Goes the Extra Mile for Artists and Audiences by Dan Meyer

The Realm isn’t just revamping its ticket initiative—it’s building a community and helping artists grow their careers.

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What Did Critics Think of the London World Premiere of A Very Expensive Poison? by Dan Meyer

The Lucy Prebble play, based on the death of Alexander Litvinenko, opened at The Old Vic September 5.

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What Did Critics Think of Falsettos in London? by Dan Meyer

The James Lapine and William Finn musical makes its U.K. premiere at The Other Palace

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Old Show Queens Gary Gunas and Billy Rosenfield on Some of Broadway’s Best Performances by Dan Meyer

Sharing their love of Angela Lansbury, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman and more, Gunas and Rosenfield recall their favorite performances on Broadway.

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