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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID-19: Broadway Actor’s Medical Crisis Was Chronicled By Wife Amanda Kloots by Dino-Ray Ramos

Broadway actor Nick Cordero has died after complications with COVID-19. The actor, who received a Tony nomination for his role in Bullets Over Broadway and appeared in productions of Wait…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Phillipa Soo Talks How ‘Hamilton’ Is A Mirror To The Current Social And Cultural Movement by Dino-Ray Ramos

In the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda plays the founding father of the title who takes the spotlight, but let’s face it, Phillipa Soo’s Eliza Schuyler should ta…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

‘The Undefeated’ Sets ‘Hamilton’ Roundtable With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry And More From Tony-Winning Musical by Dino-Ray Ramos

In addition to the July 3 release of the filmed version of the Tony-winning musical Hamilton, Disney+ and TheUndefeated.com will put more shine on the groundbreaking musical with the specia…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

American Slavery Project Teams With Theater Companies For Virtual Juneteenth Presentation Of ‘Black Women And The Ballot’ Featuring Phylicia Rasha by Dino-Ray Ramos

American Slavery Project is partnering with 11 theaters for a special presentation of Black Women and the Ballot, three short radio plays that will be available nation-wide and virtually fo…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Sandra Oh And More Sign Open Letter Blasting Theater Industry’s Racism by Dino-Ray Ramos

As protest and rallies against racial injustice and the killing of Black lives continue, there is a seismic shift happening in the country as the civic unrest is shining a blinding light on …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Performances Suspended On Broadway And Hollywood Pantages Amidst Coronavirus Concerns by Dino-Ray Ramos

On Thursday night, the Hollywood Pantages was set to not throw away their shot and follow through with the opening night run of Hamilton which was part of the Pantages-Dolby Theatre “Bro…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mart Crowley Dies: The Trailblazing ‘Boys In The Band’ Playwright Was 84 by Dino-Ray Ramos

Mart Crowley, the author who wrote the landmark play The Boys in the Band has died. He was 84. “RIP, Mart Crowley, author of the groundbreaking gay play The Boys in the Band,” wrote jou…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ Review: Disney TV Musical Proves Cartoon-Live Action Hybrids Can Float by Dino-Ray Ramos

Spoiler Alert! This review contains spoilers for West Coast viewers of The Little Mermaid Live! Disney’s library will never be short on projects to adapt, but of all things Mouse The Littl…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

‘West Side Story’ Wraps Production, Steven Spielberg Thanks Cast, Says Filming The Musical Was “A Journey Without Precedence” by Dino-Ray Ramos

The rumble between the Jets and the Sharks has come to a close as director Steven Spielberg wrapped production on his iteration of West Side Story. The official Amblin Twitter account poste…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ Review: Campy Classic Devours Pasadena Playhouse With Soul, Heart And Inclusivity by Dino-Ray Ramos

The original production of Little Shop of Horrors first debuted Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 and then suddenly Seymour and company made their way to the Orpheum Theater for an Off-Broadway produ…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Phyllis Newman Dies: Tony-Winning Broadway Legend Was 86 by Dino-Ray Ramos

Phyllis Newman, known for her Tony Award-winning role as the bath towel-clad Martha Vail in the musical Subways Are for Sleeping, has died. The star of stage and screen was 86. The news was …

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ryan Murphy Adds ‘A Chorus Line’, Halston Miniseries With Ewan McGregor and Warhol Docuseries To Robust Netflix Slate by Dino-Ray Ramos

Ryan Murphy has unpacked a jaw-dropping, star-studded slate of excitement with his new slate of Netflix shows that was part of his mega deal with the streamer. In an interview with Time, Mur…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

‘Miss Saigon’ Ages Horribly In Era Of #MeToo And Authentic Representation; Broadway Classic Needs A Makeover by Dino-Ray Ramos

Miss Saigon in 2019 is not the Miss Saigon I remember from 1997. With music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, Miss Saigon is inspired by the …

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards Winners List (Updating Live) by Dino-Ray Ramos

Winners will be announced Sunday at the 2019 Tony Awards, which begin at 5 PM ET live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York. James Corden, a Tony winner himself, his handling host du…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

East West Players Unveils 54th Season Featuring BD Wong-Directed ‘The Great Leap’, Jiehae Park’s ‘Hannah And The Dread Gazebo’ by Dino-Ray Ramos

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month may have ended, but the Los Angeles-based theatre organization East West Players (EWP) continues to celebrate Asian and Asian American by announcing the…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Drama Desk Awards Winners List: ‘The Ferryman’, ‘The Prom’ Among Top Honorees by Dino-Ray Ramos

The winners for the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced Sunday night with Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman winning for Outstanding Play and The Prom taking home the trophy for Outs…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

East West Players Asian-Led Production Of ‘Mamma Mia!’ Puts Inclusive Casting Center Stage by Dino-Ray Ramos

Everybody loves ABBA — and that includes every race, gender, religion and every kind of person under the sun. That said, it’s no wonder that Mamma Mia!, a Broadway show that turned into …

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Breaks Own Box Office Record For The Fourth Time by Dino-Ray Ramos

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird is continuing to make waves on Broadway. Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the play based on Harper Lee’s …

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

‘What The Constitution Means To Me’ Adds Immigration Rights Activist and Writer Jose Antonio Vargas As Producer by Dino-Ray Ramos

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas is adding his first Broadway producer credit to his resume. Vargas will join Broadway veterans Diana DiM…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Netflix To Adapt Broadway Hit ‘American Son’ With Kerry Washington Reprising Role by Dino-Ray Ramos

Christopher Demos-Brown’s Broadway play American Son is heading to Netflix. The critically-acclaimed hit will be adapted for the streaming giant. Kerry Washington, who will reprise h…

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Colin Quinn’s New Comedy ‘Red State Blue State’ Sets Opening Date by Dino-Ray Ramos

Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State is set to open at Brooklyn’s Minette Lane Theatre on January 5 with an official opening night on January 22. The new comedy written by and starring …

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

‘Rent’ Alum Adam Pascal To Star In ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ by Dino-Ray Ramos

Tony Award-nominee Adam Pascal is set to star in Pretty Woman: The Musical for one week. The original Roger from the landmark musical Rent will step into the role of Edward Lewis from Ja…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Sets First International Production In Germany by Dino-Ray Ramos

The magical fairytale production of Pretty Woman: The Musical is about to go international. Producer Paula Wagner announced that the musical will have its first international production …

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Unreleased ‘Hamilton’ Song by Dino-Ray Ramos

Ever since Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton made its Broadway debut in 2015, it has become a cultural phenomenon. With numerous tours, a dope mixtape and tickets that people would sell t…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Kanye West Apologizes For His “Lack Of Etiquette” During ‘The Cher Show’ by Dino-Ray Ramos

Kanye West is making headlines again — but this time it’s not for weird late night rants, his MAGA cap, or his insightful thoughts on slavery. It’s for causing a small disr…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Sets Freestyle Love Supreme For Off-Broadway Run by Dino-Ray Ramos

Hamilton maestro and overall modern-day renaissance man Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter earlier today and teased that he would be announcing some news. From the forthcoming Mary Poppins…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Stuns L.A. With Cautionary Tale Of Acceptance And Fitting In by Dino-Ray Ramos

When Dear Evan Hansen debuted on Broadway, it became the hot ticket musical and went on to win six Tony Awards in 2017 including Best Musical. With music and lyrics from Academy Award-wi…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

‘Beautiful’ Review: Carole King Musical Is A Fine “Tapestry” Of A “Natural Woman” by Dino-Ray Ramos

The beginning of Beautiful isn’t a full-blown orchestral overture to introduce the story of legendary singer-songwriter Carole King as one might expect from a Broadway musical. Inste…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

‘Miss Saigon’ Actresses Lea Salonga And Eva Noblezada To Star In Musical Indie ‘Yellow Rose’ by Dino-Ray Ramos

Two generations of Miss Saigon actresses are set to co-star in the musical drama Yellow Rose. Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, who played the lead role of Kim in the original Broadway cast…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Jonah Platt Set To Play Country Songwriting Legend Dean Dillon In ‘Tennessee Whiskey The Musical’ by Dino-Ray Ramos

EXCLUSIVE: Jonah Platt has been tapped to don the cowboy hat and the signature mustache of Country Songwriter Hall of Famer Dean Dillon in Tennessee Whiskey The Musical: The Story of Dean D…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Illusionists Set To Bring ‘Magic Of The Holidays’ To Broadway by Dino-Ray Ramos

It’s going to be a magical holiday season in New York — literally. Coming off their successful magic spectaculars Witness The Impossible, Live on Broadway and Turn of the Century…

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