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Friday, January 24, 2020

Check Out Production Photos of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of the Duncan Sheik, Amanda Green, and Marc Sherman musical will open at the Pershing Square Signature Center February 4.

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Inside Rehearsal for Off-Broadway’s Intimate Apparel Opera by Marc J. Franklin

The Lincoln Center Theater production, featuring a libretto by playwright Lynn Nottage and a score by Ricky Ian Gordon, will begin performances February 27.

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A Look at the U.K. Tour of The Croft by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of Ali Milles’ new thriller opened performances at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, January 22.

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Inside Opening Night of Second Stage’s Grand Horizons on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Bess Wohl’s play, directed Leigh Silverman, opened at the Hayes Theater January 23.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Check Out Production Photos of Sex/Crime at London’s Soho Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

Alexis Gregory’s dark comic queer thriller opened January 22.

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Getting Into Character With Wicked’s Hannah Corneau by Marc J. Franklin

The actor, starring as Elphaba in the hit Broadway musical, gives Playbill an inside look at her pre-show routine.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Check Out Photos of the World Premiere of Midwives at the George Street Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The new thriller by Chris Bohjalian began performances in New Jersey January 21.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Inside the First Day of Rehearsals for Diana on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, starring Jeanna de Waal as the late Princess of Wales, will begin performances at the Longacre Theatre March 2.

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Inside the Grammy Awards' Nominee Celebration With the Casts of Hadestown, Moulin Rouge!, and More by Marc J. Franklin

Ahead of the ceremony on January 26, the Broadway community came out to celebrate.

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Check Out Photos of The Little Mermaid at the Argyle Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The Disney musical, starring Kimberly Immanuel as Ariel, opened at the Long Island theatre January 18.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

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

The new musical comedy, starring Lesli Margherita, Lucas Steele, Natalie Weiss, and more, opened at the Duke on 42nd Street January 19.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

A Look at Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Amas Musical Theatre production of Mark Saltzman’s musical began performances at A.R.T./New York Theatres January 14.

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Inside the First Rehearsal of the World Premiere of The Headlands at LCT3 by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by Obie-winning writer Christopher Chen, directed by Knud Adams, will begin performances at the Claire Tow Theater February 8.

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Check Out Production Photos of Second Stage’s Grand Horizons on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway engagement of Bess Wohl’s play, directed Leigh Silverman, will open at the Hayes Theater January 23.

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A Sneak Peek at World Premiere of The Haystack in London by Marc J. Franklin

Al Blyth’s new thriller will begin performances at the Hampstead Theatre January 31.

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Inside Rehearsal for Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere, starring Rema Webb, Mamie Parris, and more, will begin performances in New Jersey January 30.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Inside Rehearsal for the Kennedy Center’s Next to Normal by Marc J. Franklin

Starring Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones, performances will begin January 29.

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A First Look at the U.K. Tour of God of Carnage by Marc J. Franklin

The tour of the 2018 Theatre Royal Bath production, starring Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern, will open January 21.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Inside Rehearsal for the U.K. Tour of A Monster Calls by Marc J. Franklin

Sally Cookson’s adaption of Patrick Ness’ novel will launch at the Chichester Festival Theatre February 6.

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An Exclusive Look at Daniel J. Watts in The Jam at Under the Radar by Marc J. Franklin

The Tina: The Tina Turner Musical star performs his evening of music, dance, spoken word, and storytelling at Joe’s Pub through January 20.

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See The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Visit Erika Jayne at Chicago by Marc J. Franklin

The Bravo stars visited the singer and reality personality at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre January 14.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

A Look at Laura Linney in My Name Is Lucy Barton on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The solo play based on Elizabeth Strout’s best-selling novel will open at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre January 15.

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Look Back at Sebastian Stan, Mare Winningham, Ellen Burstyn, More in Picnic on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Roundabout Theatre Company revival opened January 13, 2013.

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Check Out New Production Photos of Erica Schmidt’s Mac Beth Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Red Bull Theater’s return engagement of the all-female interpretation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth began performances at Hunter College January 6.

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Inside the Final Performance of Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The improvised hip-hop show from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale concluded its limited engagement at the Booth Theatre January 12.

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A First Look at Rags in London by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, directed by Bronagh Lagan, will open at the Park Theatre January 14.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Inside Rehearsal for the U.S. Premiere of Anatomy of a Suicide by Marc J. Franklin

Alice Birch's play, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, will begin performances with Atlantic Theater Company February 1.

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Inside Opening Night of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival by Marc J. Franklin

The 16th annual festival of cutting-edge work opened January 8.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Look Back at 15 Years of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival by Marc J. Franklin

Before the annual downtown festival returns January 8–19, revisit 15 impactful past productions.

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Inside Rehearsal for the U.K. Tour of The Croft by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of Ali Milles’ new thriller will begin performances at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham January 22.

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