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Monday, September 16, 2019

Why Katie Finneran Kills—With Comedy by Mark Peikert

Currently starring opposite Lucy Liu on the CBS All Access black comedy Why Women Kill, the two-time Tony winner proves her comedy chops are still stiletto sharp.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Black Lightning’s Chantal Thuy On Making Her Broadway Debut With a Groundbreaking Character by Mark Peikert

Why the CW star splits her time between set and stage for Tracy Letts’ new play Linda Vista.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Why Songwriter Adam Gwon Jumped at the Chance to Musicalize Macbeth Set In a ’70s Fast Food Joint by Mark Peikert

Based on the cult classic Scotland, PA, Gwon’s adaptation hits Roundabout Off-Broadway starring Ryan McCarten and Taylor Iman Jones.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Why Mary-Louise Parker Chose a Thriller for Her Broadway Return by Mark Peikert

The Tony-winning star of Proof begins her Broadway double-header with The Sound Inside before returning again this spring to reprise How I Learned to Drive.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Darren Criss Will Star in Ryan Murphy's Hollywood Netflix Series by Mark Peikert

The American Crime Story Emmy winner also executive produces the upcoming series, which will feature Patti LuPone.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

What Do Critics Think of Hercules in Central Park? by Mark Peikert

Directed by Lear deBessonet, the Disney animated film comes to the stage starring Jelani Alladin.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Valerie Harper, Emmy Winner and Tony Nominee, Dies at 80 by Mark Peikert

Harper became a television icon for her portrayal of Mary Richards' best friend Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda.

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Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker Are Not Not Last-Minute Additions to the Feinstein's/54 Below Stage by Mark Peikert

The two fan favorite cabaret performers will storm the stage September 6 for what they promise is a long-planned, carefully plotted concert.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein Will Star in Merrily We Roll Along Film by Mark Peikert

Directed by Richard Linklater, the project will be filmed over the course of 20 years.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Looking Back at 70, Girls, 70 in Honor of National Senior Citizens Day by Mark Peikert

Proving that you’re never too old to say “Yes” to life, the Kander and Ebb musical featured the denizens of a retirement home gleefully turning to larceny.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A Guide to the Characters in Upcoming Broadway Musical Flying Over Sunset by Mark Peikert

Before the new musical from James Lapine, Tom Kitt, and Michael Korie begins performances at Lincoln Center Theater in March 2020, find out about its cast of real-life LSD users—including …

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Why Small Mouth Sounds Playwright Bess Wohl Wrote Her Next Play Specifically for Child Actors by Mark Peikert

With Off-Broadway’s Make Believe—and the upcoming Broadway Grand Horizons—Wohl challenges the status quo.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Book of Mormon Becomes the 14th Longest-Running Broadway Show by Mark Peikert

The cast of the Tony-winning musical celebrated with a special video.

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Watch the Official Trailer for the Transparent Musicale Finale by Mark Peikert

The Emmy-winning series comes to an end September 27.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Joel Grey Celebrates His Latest Book and Gallery Show, The Flower Whisperer by Mark Peikert

The Tony and Oscar winner goes deep into flowers with his fifth book of photos.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Celebrate Broadway's Two on the Aisle With 5 Covers of 'If You Hadn't, But You Did' by Mark Peikert

The revue, starring Bert Lahr and Dolores Gray, opened July 19, 1951, giving the world the show-stopping patter song.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cast Announced for The Prince of Egypt in London by Mark Peikert

The musical, with a score by Stephen Schwartz, starts performances in February 2020.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Watch Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in New Trailer by Mark Peikert

The Oscar winner portrays the embattled singer near the end of her life in the upcoming film.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Crafting the Grand Sets and Sexy Costumes of Moulin Rouge! On Broadway by Mark Peikert

Tony-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber and Tony-winning scenic designer Derek McLane create a den of opulence and sensuality.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Younger Star Miriam Shor on What to Expect on Season 6 by Mark Peikert

The show's Diana Trout—of the statement necklaces and withering one-liners—previews what fans will see on the latest season, now airing.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Little Women, Starring Kristolyn Lloyd, Closes Off-Broadway June 29 by Mark Peikert

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

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Choreographing a Gravity-Defying Showstopper for The Cher Show by Mark Peikert

Christopher Gattelli reveals how ingenuity and a bit of luck allowed him to create the high-kicking, high-flying routines for Cher.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Broadway Barks 2019 Canceled Due to Shubert Alley Renovations by Mark Peikert

The annual pet adoption event, co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, will return in summer 2020.

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With Her 12th Broadway Show, Jenifer Foote Is Happy to Finally Be Herself Onstage by Mark Peikert

The Tootsie swing and Legacy Robe recipient celebrates being and out and proud woman in the Tony-winning musical.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Younger Star Miriam Shor Plays a Round of 'Who's the Boss?' by Mark Peikert

Shor plays imperious manager Diana Trout on the TV Land series, but can she identify which quotes are Diana's and which are from other famous bosses?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme Coming to Broadway by Mark Peikert

The improvised hip-hop show will play the Booth Theatre.

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Clive Owen and Anna Gunn Rehearse Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana in the West End by Mark Peikert

Directed by James Macdonald, the revival begins previews July 6.

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Jennifer Saunders Stars in Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit by Mark Peikert

Richard Eyre directs the production for Theatre Royal Bath.

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How These Two Young Out Female Producers Championed Two Hit Broadway Shows This Season by Mark Peikert

Part of the Hadestown and What the Constitution Means to Me teams, respectively, Sally Cade Holmes and Rachel Sussman want to open more doors.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Pride Plays Brings the Theatrical to World Pride by Mark Peikert

Co-produced by Michael Urie and Doug Nevin, the June 20–24 festival resurrects deserving queer-themed works alongside brand-new voices.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96 by Mark Peikert

The director was responsible for movies such as Romeo and Juliet and several operas at the Metropolitan Opera House, including its most produced work ever: La Bohème.

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