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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Go Inside Opening Night of Link Link Circus With Isabella Rossellini (and Her Dog Pan) by Marc J. Franklin

The monologue play about the link between humans and animals opened at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at Hunter College April 22.

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See Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Celebrate 1 Year on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The eighth chapter of J.K. Rowling’s saga opened at the Lyric Theatre April 22, 2018.

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Go Inside Rehearsal of Frankie and Johnny In The Clair de Lune With Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of the Terrence McNally play, directed by Arin Arbus, will begin performances at the Broadhurst Theatre May 4.

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

The musical stage adaptation, starring Santino Fontana, opened at the Marquis Theatre April 23.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aaron Tveit, More at the O’Neill Center’s 2019 Monte Cristo Award Gala by Marc J. Franklin

Tony Award-winning writer John Logan was honored at the theatre’s spring gala April 22.

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Go Inside Opening Night of All My Sons on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Jack O’Brien helmed revival, starring Annette Bening, Tracy Letts, and Benjamin Walker, opened at the American Airlines Theatre April 22.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

A Look at Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere from Taylor Mac, starring Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, opened at the Booth Theatre April 21.

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See the Cast and Creative Team of A Strange Loop Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Michael R. Jackson’s new musical, directed by Be More Chill’s Stephen Brackett, will begin performances at Playwrights Horizons May 24.

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A First Look at the Cast of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Six by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical about the wives of Henry VIII will make its American premiere May 14.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

How Beetlejuice Star Alex Brightman Finds Humanity Within the Monster by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony nominee, currently starring in the title role in Beetlejuice, discusses bringing his character to life, bringing edge to Broadway, and balancing the show’s heart with its big laug…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

A Look Inside Rehearsals For Proof of Love Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Chisa Hutchinson’s solo play, starring Brenda Pressley, will begin May 7 at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

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A Sneak Peek at the American Premiere of Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Marc J. Franklin

Enda Walsh's stage adaptation of Max Porter’s novel will begin performances at St. Ann’s Warehouse Off-Broadway April 20.

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A First Look at the World Premiere of The Pain of My Belligerence Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Halley Feiffer’s new play, directed by Trip Cullman, is set to open at Playwrights Horizons April 22.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Cast and Creatives for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of the Terrence McNally play, directed by Arin Arbus, will begin performances at the Broadhurst Theatre May 4.

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Go Inside Samantha Barks' Sardi’s Portrait Unveiling by Marc J. Franklin

The Pretty Woman star joins the famed wall of caricatures at the New York restaurant April 17.

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

Anaïs Mitchell’s folk opera, based on the legend of Orpheus, opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre April 17.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Go Inside the Recording Studio With the Cast of Broadway's Oklahoma! by Marc J. Franklin

The cast album will be released by Decca Broadway in 2019.

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Go Inside the 2019 WP Theater Gala with Amanda Seyfried, Rachel Chavkin, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The annual gala, held at the Edison Ballroom April 15, honored Seyfried, Emily Warren, and Bonnie Comley with Women of Achievement Awards.

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Inside the 2019 Drama League Nominations With Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan by Marc J. Franklin

The Waitress stars announced the nominees for the 85th annual Drama League Awards at Sardi’s April 17.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Go Inside Jarrod Spector’s (Con)Artist at Sony Hall by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony nominee performed a one-night-only engagement of his cabaret act April 15.

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See the Cast and Creative Team of Selina Fillinger’s Something Clean Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere, starring Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s Kathryn Erbe, will begin performances at Roundabout Underground May 4.

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See My Fair Lady Celebrate One Year on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway revival, currently starring Laura Benanti, opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater April 19, 2018.

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Exclusive First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's Vaudeville-Inspired Ragtime by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, staged under a tent reminiscent of those from early 20th-century Atlantic City, is set to begin performances May 8 in Georgia.

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See Christie Brinkley Meet the Press Ahead of Her Return to Broadway in Chicago by Marc J. Franklin

The model and actor is set to reprise her role as Roxie Hart at the Ambassador Theatre April 18.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Check Out the New Moulin Rouge! Marquee Lighting Up Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film will begin performances June 28 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Look Back at Eartha Kitt in Shinbone Alley on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, a musical adaptation of Don Marquis’ Archy and Mehitabel stories, opened at the Broadway Theatre April 13, 1957.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

A Look at Aaron Posner's Life Sucks Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Wheelhouse Theater Company production, directed by Jeff Wise, is scheduled to run through April 20 at the Wild Project.

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See Photos of Keri Russell and Adam Driver in Broadway's Burn This by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of Lanford Wilson’s drama, directed by Michael Mayer, is set to open at the Hudson Theatre April 16.

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Look Back at A Streetcar Named Desire With Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of Tennessee William’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre April 12, 1992.

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Go Inside Joel Grey’s Birthday Celebration at Fiddler on The Roof Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The theatre luminary, who directed the hit Yiddish revival, celebrated his birthday April 11 at Stage 42.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

A Look Inside Playbill’s Star-Studded Broadway on the Rhône River 2 Cruise by Marc J. Franklin

Playbill returns to France April 7–14 with Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, Melissa, Errico, and Seth Rudetsky.

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