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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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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Broadway’s Christian Dante White Wears the Pressure and Responsibility of Being an Out Black Actor With Pride by Mark Peikert

The My Fair Lady star talks taking on classic theatre roles from a different perspective.

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6 Things You Probably Don't Know About Julie Andrews by Mark Peikert

As Julie Madly Deeply begins performances at 59E59, writer-performer Sarah-Louise Young shares some of her favorite things about the Oscar winner.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Little Women, Starring Kristolyn Lloyd, Opens Off-Broadway June 4 by Mark Peikert

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

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Watch Tony Nominee Eva Noblezada Belt From Hadestown on CBS This Morning by Mark Peikert

The cast of Hadestown, including Amber Gray, André De Shields, and Reeve Carney, performed two songs from the 14-time Tony-nominated musical.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Rory O'Malley Looks Back On His Career With Theatre Firsts by Mark Peikert

The star of the Lifetime series American Princess, premiering June 2, recalls some of his very first theatrical experiences.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Celebrating Rodgers & Hammerstein's Me and Juliet by Mark Peikert

The duo's sixth collaboration opened May 28, 1953.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Jagged Little Pill Announces Broadway Cast by Mark Peikert

The Alanis Morissette musical will begin previews at the Broadhurst Theatre November 3.

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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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