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Friday, August 7, 2015

Taylor Swift Is a Theater Superhero, Hugh Jackman Has Fleas & More Lessons of the Week by Lindsay Champion

It’s Friday, and you know what that means—it’s time for the Lessons of the Week! We’re bringing you a recap of the craziest stuff that’s happened in the world o…

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Culturalist Challenge! Who Should Star in the 50th Anniversary Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? by Lindsay Champion

The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic t…

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Fans Have Spoken! Readers Rank the Best Dance Numbers Currently on the Great White Way by Lindsay Champion

Broadway is all about flashy, showstopping dance numbers, and with musicals like An American in Paris and On the Town currently on the boards, it’s tough to pick just one favorite. Wel…

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Jelani Remy on His Wild Journey in The Lion King, From His Childhood Bedroom to Sin City to Broadway by Lindsay Champion

Age: 27 Hometown: Cedar Grove, NJ Current Role: A Broadway debut as Simba, who, after his father’s death, fights to ascend the throne as King of the Pride Lands in Disney’s The…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lucky to Be Him! On the Town Star Tony Yazbeck Is Inducted Into the Sardi’s Portrait Club by Lindsay Champion

It was a thrilling day in New York City for Tony Yazbeck on August 4, 2015—the Tony-nominated On the Town star was surprised with his very own portrait on the walls of legendary theate…

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jose Llana’s Photo Stash! The King and I Star Shows Off His Hipster Wig, Frightening Props & More Backstage by Lindsay Champion

Bow down to the new King! Jose Llana has ascended the throne in the Tony-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of The King and I, and while he’s getting settled in his new digs, we…

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Here’s to Nona! Music Legend Nona Hendryx Rocks Out with Taye Diggs at Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Lindsay Champion

The Tony-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to fierce rock icons, and it’s especially fun when one of the legends namechecked in the show stops by to see it! Singer…

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Christian Borle Wears a Weave, Queen Lesli Margherita Is Not a Hooker & More Lessons of the Week by Lindsay Champion

It’s Friday, and you know what that means—time to book a trip to London to see Rocky Horror legend Richard O’Brien! We see you shiver with antici...but wait, before you cas…

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Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which Broadway Dance Number Is the Biggest Showstopper? by Lindsay Champion

The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic t…

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The Fans Have Spoken! Broadway.com Readers Rank Their Favorite Avenue Q Characters by Lindsay Champion

It definitely doesn’t suck to be us, because Avenue Q is celebrating its 12th anniversary this week! The Tony-winning musical originally opened on Broadway on July 31, 2003 and played …

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Matt Shingledecker's Photo Stash! The Wicked Star Reveals His Favorite Hiding Spots, Tightest Costume & More by Lindsay Champion

Thanks to awesome vlogs and backstage photo features, we already know the Wicked crew has a blast behind the scenes. But for more backstage fun, Broadway.com asked Matt Shingledecker, who is…

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Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Alex Trebek & More Celebrities Catch Hamilton on Broadway by Lindsay Champion

The new musical Hamilton doesn't open officially on Broadway until August 6, but celebrities are already flocking to Lin-Manuel's hip-hop history lesson. A slew of stars we…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Significant Other’s Gideon Glick & Lindsay Mendez on Having Zero Game & Sorta Hating Each Other at First by Lindsay Champion

Musical mainstays Lindsay Mendez and Gideon Glick don’t sing (well, too much) in Josh Harmon’s off-Broadway comedy Significant Other, but their heartwarming portrayal of bes…

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Matthew Morrison & the Cast of Finding Neverland Celebrate 150 High-Flying Performances on Broadway by Lindsay Champion

It was a magical evening at Broadway’s Finding Neverland on July 25, 2015, when Matthew Morrison and the cast celebrated the hit musical’s 150th performance on Broadway. After th…

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Taye Diggs Does It With Tongue, Kristin Chenoweth Gets a Kick Out of You (Literally) & More Lessons of the Week by Lindsay Champion

It’s Friday, and you know what that means—time to make a Team Nicki Minaj shirt for your cat and a Team Taylor Swift shirt for your dog and watch them duke it out in the living r…

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Vanessa Bayer Cheers on Fellow SNL & Trainwreck Star Colin Quinn at The New York Story by Lindsay Champion

Saturday Night Live and Trainwreck star Vanessa Bayer was in a New York state of mind on July 23, 2015, when she paid a visit to her pal Colin Quinn, writer and star of the new off…

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Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which Character From Avenue Q Is Your Favorite? by Lindsay Champion

The Broadway.com staff is crazy about Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic t…

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Vanessa Bayer Cheers on Fellow SNL Favorite Colin Quinn at The New York Story by Lindsay Champion

Saturday Night Live star Vanessa Bayer was in a New York state of mind on July 23, 2015, when she paid a visit to her pal Colin Quinn, writer and star of the new off-Broadway show The N…

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Fans Have Spoken! Readers Name the Best Song From A Chorus Line in Honor of the Musical's 40th Anniversary by Lindsay Champion

Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch, again! In honor of the 40th anniversary of A Chorus Line on July 25, we asked fans to rank their favorite songs from the beloved Broadway musical. From M…

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Meet 11-Year-Old Firecracker Tori Murray, the 'Scary' Star of Off-Broadway's Ruthless! The Musical by Lindsay Champion

Age: 11 Hometown: Long Valley, NJ ("But we’re in the process of moving to Westfield this summer.”) Current Role: Tina Denmark, a talented third grader who will do abs…

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Photos! See Taye Diggs’ Glittering Hedwig and the Angry Inch Makeover by Lindsay Champion

Taye Diggs is officially the newest star to rock out in Broadway’s Tony-winning hit musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch! He’s following in the high-heeled footsteps of previous sta…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sydney Lucas' Photo Stash! The Fun Home Star Shows Off Her Scootering Skills, Favorite Snacks & More by Lindsay Champion

At the age of 11, Sydney Lucas has already accomplished more than most of us do in a lifetime—she’s starring in the hit Broadway show Fun Home and she nabbed a 2015 Tony nominati…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Who Is The Sound of Music Tour Star Kerstin Anderson? See the Amazing College Student Before She Becomes Maria by Lindsay Champion

The new national touring production of The Sound of Music is getting ready climb every mountain in the U.S., headlined by a newcomer whose name we just heard for the first time this mor…

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Squigs Hits the Cell Block to Sketch Brandy in Broadway’s Chicago by Lindsay Champion

Grammy winner Brandy Norwood has been playing merry murderess Roxie Hart in Chicago all summer, so she had it coming—a portrait by Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs&rdq…

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Idina Menzel Has a Pink Past, Darren Criss Loathes Darren Criss & More Lessons of the Week by Lindsay Champion

It’s Friday, and you know what that means—you’re finally free to watch cat videos on YouTube for the next 48 hours! It’s also time to revisit a few of the crazy thing…

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Rierra Reunion! Les Miz Star Ramin Karimloo Catches His Pal Sierra Boggess in It Shoulda Been You by Lindsay Champion

What does Ramin Karimloo do when he get a day off from playing Prisoner 24601 in Les Miserables? See Broadway shows, of course! The Tony nominee went to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to catch …

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Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which Song From A Chorus Line Is Your Favorite? by Lindsay Champion

The Broadway.com staff is crazy about Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic t…

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Fans Have Spoken! Readers Hope Jonathan Groff, Alan Cumming & More Will Step Into Hedwig’s Heels by Lindsay Champion

Taye Diggs is the next star to put on some makeup and pull the wig down from the shelf in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch—but who will step into the transgender rock goddess…

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Long Island’s Number-One Wedding Singer Idina Menzel Reveals Hilarious Blast-From-the-Past Poster by Lindsay Champion

Broadway supernova Idina Menzel has obviously been digging through her family’s attic in Long Island, because she just tweeted an amazing blast-from-the-past photo from her wedding sin…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gotta Have Faith! How a Shipwrecked Slave Trader Inspired a Cop to Create Broadway's Amazing Grace by Lindsay Champion

The sweet sound of Amazing Grace will officially arrive on Broadway July 16. The new musical details John Newton’s troubled past and path to redemption that ultimately inspir…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Watch These Five Fantastic Performances of The Wild Party Before Sutton Foster & the Encores! Cast Raise the Roof by Lindsay Champion

The Wild Party is back in New York City for a few nights of drunken debauchery! Andrew Lippa’s Jazz Age love story is raising the roof at Encores! Off-Center from July 15 through …

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