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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Santino Fontana to Guest Star on Improvisational Mockumentary Theatre Podcast by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony nominee's episode of Support This Podcast debuts the morning after Fontana opens the Broadway-bound musical Tootsie in Chicago.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Loretta Devine, Megan Hilty, Marissa Jaret Winokur to Star in Lifetime's 2018 Holiday Movies by Logan Culwell-Block

The movie series, kicking off November 21, will also feature performances by Toni Braxton, Obba Babatundé, June Squibb, and Jasmine Guy.

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Broadway Favorite Derek Klena Marries Elycia Scriven by Logan Culwell-Block

The Anastasia and Wicked alum and his longtime girlfriend were wed in an oceanside ceremony.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Playwrights Horizons Will Use GalaPro App to Increase Accessibility by Logan Culwell-Block

Already in use in many Broadway shows, GalaPro brings captions to patrons through a low-light smartphone app.

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New York Showtune Sing-a-long Bar Marie's Crisis to Cross the Pond for London Pop-Up by Logan Culwell-Block

The famed NYC landmark is set to take over British gay pub The City of Quebec October 30–November 3.

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9 Broadway Shows Where the Actors Were Also Their Own Orchestra by Logan Culwell-Block

From Pump Boys and Dinettes to The Band’s Visit, these are the shows that took instruments out of the orchestra pit and put them into the hands of the cast.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Album Will Released November 2 by Logan Culwell-Block

The CD and digital release will include four suites of music composed by two-time Grammy winner Imogen Heap for the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning play.

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Hear Previews of Sondheim's New Gender-Switched Company Lyrics From the Upcoming London Revival by Logan Culwell-Block

See the cast perform highlights from newly revised versions of "Someone Is Waiting" and "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" with the full orchestra.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Long-Vacant Times Square Broadway Theatre Will Become New Retail Space by Logan Culwell-Block

The transformation into a multi-floor retail space will preserve historical elements from the nearly century-old theatre.

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Where Would You Be Sent on Your Book of Mormon Mission? by Logan Culwell-Block

As Broadway’s The Book of Mormon teaches, every Elder reaches a time to embark on their mission. To which of the show's mentioned destinations would you be sent if you were one of…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

London Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast Album to Get U.S. Release by Logan Culwell-Block

Broadway Records will release the original West End cast recording digitally and in stores September 28.

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How a Low-Budget Theatre Can Still Go High Tech by Logan Culwell-Block

As local theatres tackle Broadway’s most technically demanding shows, new resources—from keyboard programs to prop exchange to tablet-ready scripts—provide a helping hand.

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Idina Menzel Will Appear Opposite Adam Sandler in New Film Uncut Gems by Logan Culwell-Block

Also set for the movie are Broadway veteran Eric Bogosian and fellow Tony winner Judd Hirsch.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Check Out Denver Center's All-African American Production of Oklahoma! by Logan Culwell-Block

The staging of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical runs through October 14.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bringing Broadway to High School: Inside the Piloting Process by Logan Culwell-Block

An inside look at what it's like to be the first high school to produce musicals like Matilda, Bright Star, and Heathers.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Do You Know How the 15 EGOT Winners Got Their Tony Awards? by Logan Culwell-Block

See if you remember the Tony Award that moved these artists along their way toward the awards grand slam!

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

New Expanded Edition of Stephen Schwartz Biography Will Be Released Just in Time for Wicked Anniversary by Logan Culwell-Block

The updated release will include new passages covering the stage adaptation of The Prince of Egypt and Schwartz's early work with Leonard Bernstein.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Set for New Web-Exclusive Season of Billy Eichner's Billy On the Street by Logan Culwell-Block

Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon, TIffany Haddish, and more will also appear on the upcoming season, produced with Lyft Entertainment.

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Do You Know the Choreographers of Broadway’s Current Shows? by Logan Culwell-Block

Prove your dance know-how by matching the choreographer with their shows from the past three seasons.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tony Award Award Winner Carole Shelley Dies at 79 by Logan Culwell-Block

The British actor was Broadway's original Madame Morrible and won a Tony Award for her performance in The Elephant Man.

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19 Show-Stopping Designs for the Boots of Kinky Boots by Logan Culwell-Block

Inside the full foot wardrobe of Gregg Barnes’ custom shoe designs worn by Broadway’s Lola and three of her Angels.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Watch Megan Hilty Sing ‘Suddenly Seymour’ Before Her Star Turn in Little Shop of Horrors by Logan Culwell-Block

Though she's set to play the role this fall at the Kennedy Center, here's the story of when she was once cast—and quickly un-cast—as Audrey.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Emily Padgett, Lauren Worsham, Oyoyo Joi, More Star in Concert Cast Recording of New Musical Session Girls by Logan Culwell-Block

Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below, the album is due September 28.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sutton Foster, Caissie Levy, Lindsay Mendez, More to Be Featured on The Other Josh Cohen Studio Recording by Logan Culwell-Block

The starry recording comes ahead of the musical's Off-Broadway return in October.

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Watch Kristin Chenoweth Harmonize with a Fire Alarm by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony winner talks finding music in unusual places with Conan O'Brien.

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How Well Do You Know the Upcoming 2018–2019 Broadway Season? by Logan Culwell-Block

Test your knowledge of the plays and musicals announced for Broadway this season with our quiz!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Off-Broadway Baghdaddy Musical Will Release Cast Album Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants' Ethan Slater by Logan Culwell-Block

The recording from Broadway Records is due digitally and in stores September 28.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

The Evolution of the Playbill Design From 1885–2018 by Logan Culwell-Block

Take a look at more than a century of evolution in the look of Broadway’s most-iconic magazine.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mean Girls Cast Album Will Get Pink Vinyl Release August 24 by Logan Culwell-Block

Members of the cast and creative team will sign copies at the Herald Square Urban Outfitters.

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How Well Do You Know the Latest 2018 Playbill Covers? by Logan Culwell-Block

From new artwork of running shows to upcoming openings, are you up to date on Broadway's newest Playbill covers?

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Three-Time Tony Award Nominee Brian Murray Dies at 80 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Broadway actor and director was in the original casts of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Da, and Noises Off.

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