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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Looking into Broadway Up Close Walking Tours by Diamond Grant

If you are anything like me, you probably read the title of this article and thought, “What on earth is a Broadway Up Close Walking Tour?” Prior to my research on the subject I had never…

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Friday, September 12, 2014

The Most Controverial Shows & Musicals for High Schools to Perform by Diamond Grant

Every year thousands of high schools across the country go about the process of recreating some of Broadway’s greatest shows. There are a wide variety of shows to choose from and Broadway …

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Broadway’s 20 Must Follow Twitter Profiles by Diamond Grant

Broadway just seemed destined to light up social media. As a performance art, it just lends itself to the medium so well. Twitter has no shortage of Broadway-related profiles. The only probl…

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Is ‘On the Town’ Already in Financial Trouble a Month Before Opening? by Diamond Grant

The recent radical step taken by producers of the upcoming fall revival of On The Town seems to suggest to many that they may be in financial trouble. Howard and Janet Kagan released a state…

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Friday, August 15, 2014

How to Invest in Broadway by Diamond Grant

When you share the town with the investment capital of the world, all that financial acumen can’t help but eye the investment opportunity inherent in Broadway. Wicked has grossed billi…

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Best Theatre History Books by Diamond Grant

So if you love the theatre as I do, chances are you want to spend at least some of your free time delving into the history of the art. There are so many references and resources when it come…

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Which Book of Mormon Songs are Parodies of Broadway Classics? by Diamond Grant

The Book of Mormon’s cast recording album was almost as big a hit as the musical itself when it was released in May 2011. It became iTunes fastest-selling Broadway cast album on its re…

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Monday, July 21, 2014

What Did Broadway’s Book of Mormon Get Wrong by Diamond Grant

By anyone’s estimation, The Trey Parker and Matt Stone creation, The Book of Mormon, has morphed into a theatrical sensation. It has received heavy acclaim for its comedic take on the …

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Exploring $30 Tickets of HIPTIX & MTC’s 30 Under 30 by Diamond Grant

Nurturing the love of theatre in the next generation of theatre goers should be high on the priority list of theatres across the Great White Way. If you aren’t pumping new blood into s…

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Are Broadway Previews Worth Skipping Opening Night? by Diamond Grant

Its a bit redundant to describe a Broadway preview performance as one that rolls out before the show’s official opening. That should be common knowledge. But the better question is, do…

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Why is Russell Crowe so Reviled in ‘Les Miserables’? by Diamond Grant

Oscar winner Russell Crowe is generally revered by most as a highly talented actor having starred in award winning films such as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man. However, his…

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Profiling the Best College Theatre Programs by Diamond Grant

There are certainly no shortage of theatre programs both nationally and internationally, but there are a few that standout amongst the rest. Below is a list compiled of some of the greatest …

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Do Critic Reviews Make Or Break a Production on Broadway? by Diamond Grant

The role of the traditional theater critic has significantly evolved over the last decade. While there are some individuals who heavily rely on critical reviews prior to venturing out to sam…

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shows that Changed the Fabric of Broadway by Diamond Grant

Broadway is littered with shows that either have been and currently are extraordinary. However, there are some shows that have truly altered the fabric of Broadway in major ways. We each ha…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Amber Riley Star in ‘Hair’ at Hollywood Bowl by Diamond Grant

The previously announced upcoming production of Hair at this year’s Hollywood Bowl will star Kristin Bell a Sheila, Hunter Parrish as Claude, and Amber Rile as Dionne. They will be joi…

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Are Hollywood Stars Ruining Broadway? by Diamond Grant

Who doesn’t love a Hollywood starlet? An entire tabloid industry has been built around them. They spearhead films that gross billions at the box office each year. Usually, their lives …

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Monday, June 2, 2014

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Tour Axed a Week Before Debut by Diamond Grant

In somewhat surprising news, the U.S. tour of the hit production Jesus Christ Superstar has been cancelled just 10 days before it was set to begin. The production, which was set to star Sex …

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Nathan Lane’s ‘The Nance’ Hits Movie Theatres June 23, PBS in Fall by Diamond Grant

Douglas Carter Beane’s The Nance is making the move from Broadway to film and television screens everywhere very soon. It is set the hit more than 300 movie theaters in the United States …

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Top 10 Kid-Friendly Shows Playing On and Off-Broadway by Diamond Grant

The theatre is often not a first choice consideration when adults are trying to select an activity that both they and the kids will enjoy. It is generally assumed that Broadway and Off-Broad…

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Krisin Chenoweth, Andrew Lippa Star in One Nighter ‘I Am Harvey Milk’ October 6 by Diamond Grant

Tony Award winning starlet Kristin Chenoweth and Broadway composer Andrew Lippa will both star in Lippa’s New York premiere of I Am Harvey Milk. The show, which will feature Lippa a…

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

‘Frozen’ Set to Tour Arenas As Ice Show by Diamond Grant

The widely popular franchise that is Frozen will now be adding another notch to its belt. The Walt Disney Company has disclosed plans to produce an ice skating show based upon the blockbuste…

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gloria Estefan Musical Gets Chicago Pre-Broadway Run Summer 2015 by Diamond Grant

It has been announced by Broadway in Chicago, The Nederlander Organization, and Estefan Enterprises, Inc., that a new musical based on the life of international superstar Glora Estefan and h…

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Nancy Opel, Paige Faure Head to Broadway’s ‘Cinderella’ by Diamond Grant

It was announced by producers of the Tony Award winning Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Cinderella that Nancy Opel and Paige Faure will join the cast on Broadway. Opel, who will play Cinde…

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

‘The Realistic Joneses’ Set Broadway Close for July 6 by Diamond Grant

Producers of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses announced that the Broadway production will close on July 6, 2014. The production, which opened at the Lyceum Theatre April 6, will have p…

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Glen Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton Head to Broadway in ‘A Delicate Balance’ by Diamond Grant

The cast for the upcoming Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance is in place and it officially includes three-time Tony Award winner Glen Close, Tony Award winner John L…

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Are You Practicing Proper Theatre Etiquette on Broadway? by Diamond Grant

Believe it or not, there are certain do’s and don’ts that come into play when you go to see a Broadway show. No, there aren’t a hardcore list of rules that must be followed…

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Off-Broadway’s ‘Buyer & Cellar’ Starts National Tour in Chicago by Diamond Grant

The critically acclaimed award winning comedy, Buyer & Cellar, just opened at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse on Saturday, May 10 for a limited engagement run through Sunday, June 14…

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What are the Best Places to Meet Broadway Performers in NYC? by Diamond Grant

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a Broadway show; well except for meeting the very stage performers you just saw on stage. It can be a bit tricky to track down your favorite onstag…

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Friday, May 9, 2014

‘The River’ with Hugh Jackman Set for Circle in the Square in Fall 2014 by Diamond Grant

Finally, the dates have been announced for the Broadway production of Jez Butterworth’s The River, which is set to star Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman. The show will…

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Patti Labelle Head to Broadway in ‘After Midnight’ by Diamond Grant

Musical legends Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, and Patti LaBelle are all joining the roster of special guest star vocalists in Broadway’s After Midnight. LaBelle is scheduled to perform …

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Monday, May 5, 2014

‘The Trip to Bountiful’ Heads to LA with Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson by Diamond Grant

The Los Angeles Times reports that Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson will reprise their roles as Jessie Mae Watts and Carrie Watts, respectively, in the L.A. production of Horton Foote’…

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