All stories by Ryan McPhee on BroadwayStars

Friday, July 20, 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Lands in Movie Theatres July 20 by Ryan McPhee

The sequel arrives a decade after the original film adaptation of the ABBA musical sensation.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct Film Adaptation of Tick, Tick…BOOM! by Ryan McPhee

Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Steven Levenson will pen the script.

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Kristin Chenoweth Makes Killer Return to the Small Screen July 19 in Trial & Error by Ryan McPhee

The Tony and Emmy winner joins the cast of the NBC comedy in its second season, Lady, Killer.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Metropolitan Opera's 2018 Summer HD Festival to Offer 11 Titles in Free Outdoor Screenings by Ryan McPhee

The lineup features ten filmed productions from the Met, as well as the Marx Brother's A Night at the Opera.

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Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway Engagement to Be Filmed for Netflix by Ryan McPhee

Springsteen on Broadway continues at the Walter Kerr Theatre through December 15.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Musical in the Works by Ryan McPhee

The project is produced by Scott Delman of Blue Spruce Productions.

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School of Rock Sets Broadway Closing Date by Ryan McPhee

A Melbourne production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will launch in the fall.

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Read the Reviews for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again by Ryan McPhee

The movie musical sequel lands in theatres July 20.

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Scandal Star Katie Lowes and Husband Adam Shapiro Make Broadway Debuts in Waitress Together July 17 by Ryan McPhee

The pair step into the roles of Dawn and Ogie in the Sara Bareilles musical.

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Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce Return to Hello, Dolly! on Broadway July 17 by Ryan McPhee

Midler reprises her Tony-winning performance, closing out the revival with a six-week limited engagement.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Hamilton Exhibit Delays Chicago Launch by Ryan McPhee

The immersive installation will now open its doors in 2019 before going on the road.

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Grosses Analysis: The Great Work Ends as Angels in America Concludes Broadway Run on Box Office High by Ryan McPhee

The Tony-winning revival, starring Tony winners Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane, ended its limited engagement July 15.

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Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen to Welcome Wicked and Mamma Mia! Alum Lisa Brescia by Ryan McPhee

Brescia will assume the role of Heidi Hansen in the Tony-winning musical.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

What Did Critics Think of The Lehman Trilogy at London's National Theatre? by Ryan McPhee

Ben Miles, Adam Godley, and Simon Russell Beale lead the cast of the Sam Mendes-helmed production.

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FX Renews Pose, With Tony Winner Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez by Ryan McPhee

The music-infused drama features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles in television history.

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Musical Comedy The Prom Switches Theatres Ahead of Broadway Premiere by Ryan McPhee

Performances will still begin October 23.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Read Reviews for Encores! Off-Center’s Gone Missing by Ryan McPhee

The docu-musical is presented in honor of the late Michael Friedman.

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West Side Story Will Return to Broadway, Directed by Ivo van Hove by Ryan McPhee

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker will choreograph the production, slated to open in February 2020.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Boys in the Band Will Offer Midnight Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway production features a cast including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells.

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The Play That Goes Wrong Extends Broadway Run by Ryan McPhee

The comedy, which had previously announced an August shutter, will now run through the end of the year.

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Scandal Star Katie Lowes and Husband Adam Shapiro Will Make Broadway Debuts in Waitress Together by Ryan McPhee

The pair will step into the roles of Dawn and Ogie in the Sara Bareilles Musical.

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Michael Friedman and The Civilians’ Gone Missing Returns to the New York Stage at Encores! Off-Center by Ryan McPhee

The two-night engagement is presented in honor of the late composer and former Off-Center artistic director.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Legally Blonde and Something Rotten! Alum Autumn Hurlbert Sets Solo Show Debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Ryan McPhee

First, she'll appear in the venue’s ten-year reunion concert for MTV’s The Search for Elle Woods.

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Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, Starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pushes Up Release Date by Ryan McPhee

The movie musical will arrive in theatres earlier than initially planned.

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Christina Sajous to Join Broadway’s SpongeBob SquarePants by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway alum will take on the role of Sandy Cheeks, replacing Lilli Cooper.

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Jeremy Jordan to Return to Broadway Opposite Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale in American Son by Ryan McPhee

Kenny Leon directs the Christopher Demos-Brown play, which will begin performances October 6.

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Moulin Rouge! Musical Begins Boston World Premiere Before Broadway Bow by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film, starring Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit, marks the reopening of Boston’s historic Colonial Theatre.

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Kara Lindsay Returns to Broadway’s Beautiful July 10 by Ryan McPhee

The Newsies and Wicked alum steps back into the role of Cynthia Weil.

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Kara Lindsay Returns to Broadway’s Beautiful July 12 by Ryan McPhee

The Newsies and Wicked alum steps back into the role of Cynthia Weil.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Grosses Analysis: Broadway’s Frozen Rages On, Surpassing $2 Million by Ryan McPhee

The Disney musical opened in March at the St. James Theatre.

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