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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Educational Theatre Foundation Announces Grants to Aid California Schools Impacted by Wildfires by Logan Culwell-Block

High school and middle school theatre programs can apply for one of ten $1,000 grants, funded by Music Theatre International.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Submissions Open for the 2nd Annual Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge by Logan Culwell-Block

Produced by the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with the American Theatre Wing, the program pairs aspiring student writers with professional musical theatre artists.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Listen to the Title Track from Andrew Lippa's Unbreakable, Out February 8 by Logan Culwell-Block

With performances by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Britney Coleman, and more, the epic choral work tells the story of more than a century of LGBTQ history in America.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bella: An American Tall Tale to Release Original Cast Album February 22 by Logan Culwell-Block

Written by Kirsten Childs, the show played an Off-Broadway premiere production at Playwrights Horizons in 2017.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

New Composer-Approved Revision of Cabaret Presented February 4–6 by Logan Culwell-Block

Manhattan School of Music's production reflects John Kander's favorite moments from all the various editions of the classic musical, including Bob Fosse's 1972 film adaptation.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Tony Nominee Danielle Brooks Releases New Single With Hamilton's Anthony Ramos by Logan Culwell-Block

"Black Woman," now available digitally, was co-written by Brooks, Ramos, and Will Wells.

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West End Company Revival, Starring Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig, Releases Cast Album February 1 by Logan Culwell-Block

The new digital release preserves the gender-swapped version of the Sondheim and Furth classic.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Site-Specific Little Shop of Horrors Production to Be Staged in Upstate New York Flower Shop by Logan Culwell-Block

This new production of the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical will celebrate the 125th anniversary of Bool's Flower Shop in Ithaca.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Upcoming Broadway Revival of Oklahoma! Joins Gun Neutral Initiative by Logan Culwell-Block

For every visible gun featured in the staging of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, a donation will be made to a non-profit working to end gun violence.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Reeve Carney Sets February and March Concerts at The Green Room 42 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Spider-Man and Hadestown star will offer evenings of original music and a celebration of Queen.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

West End Company Revival, Starring Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig, to Release Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

Set to release in February, the new album will preserve the gender-swapped version of the Sondheim and Furth classic.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth on Why She's Bringing the Story of Tammy Faye Bakker to the Stage by Logan Culwell-Block

Watch a clip from the Wicked star's upcoming appearance on ABC's 20/20.

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London Follies Revival Cast Album Now Available by Logan Culwell-Block

The 2017 National Theatre production featured a cast including Imelda Staunton, and Janie Dee; the latter will reprise her performance in the 2019 return of the staging.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

How Well Do You Know History—As Taught in Musical Theatre? by Logan Culwell-Block

From Argentinian presidents in Evita to U.S. Assassins, test your history in musical theatre knowledge with this quiz!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cruel Intentions Musical Cast Album Gets a Release Date by Logan Culwell-Block

Pre-orders of the digital and physical releases include an immediate download of “Breakfast at Tiffany's” from the upcoming album.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Music Theatre International Awarded Damages in Copyright Infringement Case by Logan Culwell-Block

The complaint, filed in June 2018, states that Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions, Inc. in Virginia had presented at least 16 illegal and unlicensed productions.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Watch Patti Murin and Stars from Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, More Perform at the Jimmy Awards' 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert by Logan Culwell-Block

The live streamed concert celebrates a decade of the nationwide awards system honoring the best of high school musical theatre.

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Hear Jeremy Jordan's Pop Take on Oklahoma! in New Music Video by Logan Culwell-Block

The stage and screen star covers "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" for a new YouTube series that re-imagines Rodgers and Hammerstein classics.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

10 Artists Who Continue to Act on Broadway—Even As They’ve Become Directors and Writers by Logan Culwell-Block

From David Cromer to Austin Pendleton to Jocelyn Bioh, these ten people pull double duty leading onstage and off.

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Vote for the 2019 Playbill Community Service Award by Logan Culwell-Block

Youth theatres from across the country have been giving back to their communities, and your vote can help one of them win a grant from Playbill.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Jimmy Awards' 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert Will Be Live Streamed by Logan Culwell-Block

Frozen's Patti Murin will join Jimmy Awards alums—including stars from Dear Evan Hansen and Wicked—for the special event.

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Indecent to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording by Logan Culwell-Block

The album will preserve Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva's original score as performed by the 2017 Broadway cast, led by Tony-winner Katrina Lenk.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

The 13 Most-Revived Plays Since 1950 by Logan Culwell-Block

Can you guess which have played Broadway the most in the last 69 years?

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The Most-Revived Plays Since 1945 by Logan Culwell-Block

Can you guess which have played Broadway the most in the last 70-plus years?

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Friday, January 4, 2019

High School Productions of Be More Chill, Bring It On, and More Will Perform on the 2019 International Thespian Society Main Stage by Logan Culwell-Block

Eight groups will remount full productions of their high school play or musical during the 56th annual festival in Nebraska this June.

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Streaming Musical Emma to Receive 'Soundstage' Album Release by Logan Culwell-Block

Written by Daddy Long Legs and Jane Eyre composer Paul Gordon, Emma stars Doctor Zhivago's Kelli Barrett in the title role.

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch Kate Baldwin Record 'All the Possibilities' For New Album by Logan Culwell-Block

All The Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky, with performances from Baldwin, Darius de Haas, Annie Golden, Alysha Umphress, and more, is available January 4.

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Watch Audra McDonald, Jessica Vosk, Tony Yazbeck, More in Bernstein Centennial Concert by Logan Culwell-Block

The concert, recorded in summer 2018, features selections from West Side Story and Candide.

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Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Lindsay Mendez to Headline 2019 Junior Theater Festivals by Logan Culwell-Block

The Atlanta and Sacramento events will also feature appearances by Frozen star Caissie Levy, Tony-winning producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and Heathers star Ryan McCarten.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Get a Look at Beauty and the Beast at White Plains Performing Arts Center by Logan Culwell-Block

The Westchester production continues through January 13.

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Liza Redfield, Broadway's First Full-Time Female Conductor, Dies at 94 by Logan Culwell-Block

The music director and arranger made history taking the baton during the original Broadway run of The Music Man.

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