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Monday, December 17, 2018

See All the Broadway Playbills of 2018 by Marc J. Franklin

From the first show John Lithgow: Stories by Heart to the recent To Kill A Mocking Bird, how many did you collect this year?

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Go Inside the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors with Hamilton, Cher, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The ceremony, hosted by Gloria Estefan, was celebrated in Washington, D.C., December 2.

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A Look Back at Lysistrata Jones on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, starring Frozen’s Patti Murin and On Your Feet’s Josh Segarra, opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre December 14, 2011.

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See Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and More Celebrate Opening Night of Broadway's To Kill A Mockingbird by Marc J. Franklin

The Aaron Sorkin-penned stage adaptation officially opened at the Shubert Theatre December 13.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

A First Look at Caroline, or Change in the West End by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Sharon D. Clarke, is set to open in London December 17.

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A Look at The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Quartet Musical Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere by Jonathan Lyons and Ben Bonnema officially opened at HERE December 9.

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A Sneak Peek at the National Tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical by Marc J. Franklin

The national tour, starring Chris McCarrell in the title role, is set to launch in Chicago in January 2019.

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Inside Opening Night of Nassim Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by White Rabbit, Red Rabbit playwright Nassim Soleimanpour debuts in the U.S. at New York City Center Stage II.

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A Look at the Opening Night of Noura Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Heather Raffo’s new drama, directed by Joanna Settle, opened at Playwrights Horizons December 10.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Go Inside the Opening Night of Clueless Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The New Group celebrates the opening of Amy Heckerling's Clueless, The Musical, based on her 1995 film of the same name.

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See the Cast and Creative Team of Fiasco Theater’s Merrily We Roll Along Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical in January 2019.

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A Look at Noura at Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Heather Raffo’s play, in which she also stars, opened December 10.

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Go Inside the Opening Night of Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken’s Broadway Holiday Engagement by Marc J. Franklin

The three-week limited engagement by the American Idol alums opened at the Imperial Theatre December 11.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

See Alex Newell, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and More at the South Pacific 70th Anniversary Celebration by Marc J. Franklin

The gala concert, held at New York City's St. Regis December 10, was a benefit for the Broadway Dreams organization.

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See Alec Baldwin, Rachel Dratch, and More at Celebrity Autobiography by Marc J. Franklin

The stars came out to participate in the December 10 performance of the long-running comedy series.

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Inside the Opening Night of Slave Play Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world-premiere play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, opened at New York Theatre Workshop December 9.

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A Look at Clueless, The Musical Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere musical adaptation of the 1995 film is set to open December 11 with the New Group.

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Go Inside Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Signature Theatre celebrates the revival, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

A Look at Cody Simpson in Anastasia by Marc J. Franklin

The Australian music star stepped into the role of Dmitry at the Broadhurst Theatre November 29.

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Go Inside the New York Stage and Film Winter Gala by Marc J. Franklin

The December 9 event honored Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig and outgoing Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer.

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A Look at Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere play, directed by Robert O'Hara, opened at New York Theatre Workshop December 9.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Go Inside Melissa Errico’s Sardi’s Portrait Unveiling by Marc J. Franklin

Alec Baldwin, Donna Murphy, and more came out to celebrate the Tony nominee as she joined the famed walls of caricatures at Sardi’s December 6.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Take an Exclusive Look Backstage at The Red Bucket Follies by Marc J. Franklin

The annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS event, hosted by Seth Rudetsky, featured performances from Hamilton, Frozen, and more.

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An Exclusive Look at the Touring Cast of Anastasia by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Lila Coogan, launched October 23 in Schenectady before heading out on its 30-city national tour.

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Go Inside Opening Night of Network on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Tony Goldwyn, Tatiana Maslany, and Bryan Cranston star in the National Theatre production now playing at the Belasco Theatre.

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See Be More Chill Celebrate the Release of the Show's Vinyl Cast Album at Barnes & Noble by Marc J. Franklin

Composer Joe Iconis joined the actors for an in-store performance December 6.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Look at Michelle T. Williams in Broadway's Once On This Island by Marc J. Franklin

The Destiny’s Child singer stepped into the Tony Award-winning revival as Erzulie November 30.

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See Norm Lewis, Andrea McArdle, and Charles Busch Preview Their Upcoming Shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Marc J. Franklin

Take a look at some of the shows hitting the stage at the cabaret venue this month.

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See the New York City Children’s Holiday Party Visit King Kong on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production welcomed nearly 800 young fans December 4.

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A Look Back at Kerry Washington in Race on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, which marked Emmy and Golden Globe nominee's Broadway debut, opened on December 6, 2009.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Sneak Peek at Matt Bomer in Will & Grace by Marc J. Franklin

The stage and screen star, most recently seen on Broadway in The Boys in the Band, guest stars on the December 6 episode.

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