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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Laurie Davidson Joins Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, and More for Cats Movie by Ryan McPhee

The Tom Hooper-helmed film will be released in December 2019.

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Read the Reviews for the Metropolitan Opera’s New Samson et Dalila by Ryan McPhee

The Darko Tresnjak-helmed production kicked off the Met’s 2018–2019 season September 24.

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Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade, More Join Producing Team of Broadway's American Son by Ryan McPhee

The Kenny Leon-helmed production, starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, begins October 6.

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Hello, Dolly! National Tour, Starring Betty Buckley, Begins September 25 by Ryan McPhee

The stage and screen favorite takes on the title role as the Tony-winning revival travels across the country.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Grosses Analysis: Mean Girls Remains a Queen Bee on the Broadway Boards by Ryan McPhee

The musical adaptation saw a six-figure spike in the week ending September 23.

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Al Roker on Embracing the Unfamiliar as He Joins Broadway's Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The Today Show's perennial favorite makes his Broadway debut October 5.

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Hamilton Producer Jeffrey Seller Will Help Expand Educational Theatre Foundation’s JumpStart Theatre Program by Ryan McPhee

The announcement was made at ETF’s New York benefit event September 23.

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Metropolitan Opera’s 2018–2019 Season Opens September 24 With Samson et Dalila, Directed by Darko Tresnjak by Ryan McPhee

The Tony Award winner helms a new staging starring Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Metropolitan Opera to Present New Works by Jeanine Tesori and Missy Mazzoli by Ryan McPhee

The two are the first female composers to be commissioned by the Met since its founding in 1883.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Anastasia Director Darko Tresnjak Makes His Metropolitan Opera Debut by Ryan McPhee

The Tony-winning director talks helming the Met’s 2018–2019 season opener, Samson et Dalila.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Brandon Uranowitz to Join Broadway's The Band’s Visit by Ryan McPhee

The two-time Tony nominee will replace John Cariani as Itzik.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

All Broadway Theatres Will Dim Their Lights to Honor the Late Marin Mazzie by Ryan McPhee

The Tony Award nominee died September 13 at 57.

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Get an Exclusive Sneak Preview of Tim Federle's Latest Book, Nate Expectations by Ryan McPhee

The actor-turned-author weaves lessons from his life on Broadway into the third book for young readers after Better Nate Than Never and Five, Six, Seven, Nate!.

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Watch the New Trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, Starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda by Ryan McPhee

The movie musical from Rob Marshall, also featuring Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Angela Lansbury, and Meryl Streep, arrives in theatres December 19.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Broadway Revival of Carousel Closes September 16 by Ryan McPhee

The Jack O'Brien-helmed production stars Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Tony nominee Joshua Henry.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

How Julianne Moore Learned to ‘Sing’ Like Renée Fleming in Her Latest Movie by Ryan McPhee

For Bel Canto, a director and a vocal coach came together to make an Oscar winner an opera star—with the help of an actual opera star.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Broadway Theatres Will Dim Marquees for the Late Marin Mazzie by Ryan McPhee

The three-time Tony Award nominee passed away September 13 at 57.

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Metropolitan Opera’s New Performance Schedule Adds Sunday Matinees, Mid-Season Break by Ryan McPhee

The forthcoming changes, a response to attendance challenges during certain periods, follows an agreement between the Met and its union groups.

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Read Reviews for Heathers the Musical in the West End by Ryan McPhee

The London production transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from The Other Palace.

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London's Funny Girl, Starring Sheridan Smith, Will Screen in Movie Theatres Worldwide by Ryan McPhee

The one-night only broadcast will take place in October.

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The Broadway League Aims to Get Every NYC High School Sophomore to a Broadway Show by Ryan McPhee

“This isn’t about learning from a book; this is about enhancing your life with a cultural experience,” League President Charlotte St. Martin says.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Beetlejuice Musical Sets Spring 2019 Broadway Opening Date by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation will first make its world premiere at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre.

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Waitress Alum Matt DeAngelis and Jessie Shelton to Join Sara Bareilles Musical's National Tour by Ryan McPhee

The two will take on the roles of Earl and Dawn in the traveling production beginning in October.

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Inside the American Theatre Wing’s Education Pipeline by Ryan McPhee

With a series of programs, grants, and initiatives, the American Theatre Wing embraces its activist roots to ensure access and education for a wide range of students.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kate Wetherhead, Hannah Elless, More Join Off-Broadway Return of The Other Josh Cohen by Ryan McPhee

The Hunter Foster-helmed production begins October 26.

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National Theatre’s The Lehman Trilogy Will Play New York by Ryan McPhee

The three-part play will play the Park Avenue Armory in spring 2019.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tito Capobianco, Who Brought Ambitious Stagings to New York City Opera and Led Pittsburgh Opera, Dies at 87 by Ryan McPhee

Mr. Capobianco directed Beverly Sills in a variety of productions, including Giulio Cesare and Donizetti’s “Tudor Trilogy.”

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Watch Pieces From Public Theater’s 4th #BARS Workshop, Created by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal by Ryan McPhee

As these two clips—both inspired by statues and monuments—show, theatre and verse come together in the workshop series.

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New Torch Song Script Release Will Include Original Trilogy and Broadway-Bound Condensed Version by Ryan McPhee

The paperback edition of Harvey Fierstein's seminal play will be released September 25.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, John Legend Join EGOT Club With Jesus Christ Superstar Emmy Win by Ryan McPhee

The NBC live telecast earned the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) September 9.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Sam Bolen to Star in Off-Broadway Premiere of His Musical Midnight at the Never Get by Ryan McPhee

The York Theatre Company production begins October 2.

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