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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Angela Lansbury Reflects on Her Performance of ‘Rose’s Turn’ in Gypsy by Mark Peikert

The star earned her third of five Tony Awards for the 1974 revival, directed by Arthur Laurents.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Hadestown, Alice By Heart Among 2019 Chita Rivera Award Winners by Mark Peikert

Winners were announced during a May 19 ceremony at the NYU Skirball Center, co-hosted by Tony winners Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pretty Woman's Renée Marino and Samantha Barks Continue the #PrettyStrongWomen Workouts by Mark Peikert

This week, the two demonstrate a glutes and abs workout to the Pretty Woman song "I Can't Go Back."

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Watch an Exclusive Clip From Ron Howard's Pavarotti Documentary by Mark Peikert

Howard talks about bringing the opera superstar's story to cinemas this June.

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Little Women, Starring Kristolyn Lloyd, Begins Performances Off-Broadway May 15 by Mark Peikert

Kate Hamill adapted the Louisa May Alcott classic for the new play, directed by Sarna Lapine.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Director Ron Howard Talks Giving Pavarotti the Documentary Treatment by Mark Peikert

What to expect when the film hits select cinemas this June 7.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

The Scenic Designer Behind Be More Chill, The New One, and More Says His Broadway Designs All Have 1 Thing in Common by Mark Peikert

Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, who has built a Broadway swimming pool and supercomputer, says the his work always lies in simplicity.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Writing the Rupert Murdoch Origin Story for Broadway by Mark Peikert

With Ink, Tony Award-nominated playwright James Graham evokes the drama, betrayals, and thrills of 1969 Fleet Street.

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Pretty Woman National Tour to Launch in 2020 by Mark Peikert

The Broadway musical adaptation of the '90s comedy is currently running at the Nederlander Theatre.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How Scott Ellis Wound Up Directing 2 Musicals in 1 Season by Mark Peikert

The director behind Kiss Me, Kate and Tootsie says working on the shows simultaneously led to better work.

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Carmen Jones Leads 2019 Lortel Award Winners by Mark Peikert

The ceremony was held May 5 at NYU Skirball Center, hosted by Mike Birbiglia.

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Why Maddie Corman's Off-Broadway Play Accidentally Brave Just Might Heal You Too by Mark Peikert

In her new autobiographical solo show, Corman shares the worst chapter of her life.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

With Broadway’s All My Sons, Annette Bening Realizes Her Dream Role by Mark Peikert

The 2019 Tony Nominee reconciles the way she always imagined the role and actuall playing it alongside co-stars Tracy Letts and Benjamin Walker.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Jagged Little Pill Announces Broadway Dates by Mark Peikert

The Alanis Morissette musical will play the Broadhurst theatre in fall 2019.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Morrissey Comes to Broadway Beginning May 2 by Mark Peikert

The former frontman of The Smiths performs in residency at the Lunt-Fontanne.

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The Book of Mormon Surpasses Grease! to Become 15th-Longest-Running Broadway Show by Mark Peikert

The Tony-winning musical played its 3,389th performance May 1, 2019.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Celebrate International Dance Day With 60 Years of The King and I by Mark Peikert

From Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner to Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe (and Elaine Stritch!), look back at these waltzing couples.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bringing Back Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band by Mark Peikert

The 83-year-old playwright made his Broadway debut earlier this season with a 50-year-old play—and might earn a Tony nomination, too.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Designing the Operas Within the Opera in The Phoenix by Mark Peikert

David Farley contributes sets and costumes to the world premiere at Houston Grand Opera, which runs April 26–May 10.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Read What Critics Had to Say About Tootsie on Broadway by Mark Peikert

Santino Fontana stars in the new musical adaptation of the classic movie.

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Watch David Rockwell Share His Set Designs for Broadway's Tootsie by Mark Peikert

The prolific designer, represented this season by both Tootsie and Kiss Me, Kate, takes viewers behind the scenes of his scenic work.

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Tootsie, Starring Santino Fontana, Opens on Broadway by Mark Peikert

The adaptation of the classic movie features a book by Robert Horn and score by Tony winner David Yazbek.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Watch New Clips From Hadestown on Broadway by Mark Peikert

The acclaimed musical officially opens at the Walter Kerr Theatre April 17.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sweet Charity at Donmar Warehouse Shares New Production Photos by Mark Peikert

Directed by Josie Rourke and starring Anne-Marie Duff, the classic musical officially opens April 17.

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Watch Broadway Chers Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond Perform With Real-Life Cher on The Tonight Show by Mark Peikert

The cast of The Cher Show participated in a takeover of The Tonight Show April 15.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Check Out New Photos of Hadestown on Broadway by Mark Peikert

The Anaïs Mitchell musical, now in previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre, officially opens April 17.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Broadway's The Prom to Become Netflix Movie Event by Mark Peikert

Ryan Murphy will bring the new musical comedy, currently running on Broadway, to the streaming service.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Go Inside Fosse/Verdon With Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell, and More by Mark Peikert

Writer Steven Levenson and director Thomas Kail share the stories behind the upcoming FX limited series.

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Meet Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon in New Fosse/Verdon Trailer by Mark Peikert

The limited series on FX, co-starring Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse, premieres April 9.

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Creating a House for Broadway’s Beetlejuice as Funny and Surprising as Tim Burton’s Original Film by Mark Peikert

Director Alex Timbers and scenic designer David Korins bring a jaw-dropping aesthetic to Beetlejuice on Broadway.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Watch Gavin Creel, Jason Tam, and Andy Karl Bump and Grind to 'You Gotta Get a Gimmick' for MCC's Miscast by Mark Peikert

The trio took on the Gypsy classic, complete with choreography, for the annual gala.

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