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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda Pulls Double Duty at Sundance 2020 With Freestyle Love Supreme and Luis Miranda Docs by Ryan McPhee

The pair of films join already the announced Zola from Jeremy O. Harris, Julie Taymor and Sarah Ruhl’s Gloria Steinem biopic, and others.

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World Premiere of Dave Malloy’s Moby-Dick Musical Opens December 11 at the American Repertory Theater by Ryan McPhee

Hadestown Tony winner Rachel Chavkin directs the Boston-area production.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Cast Set for Off-Broadway’s Coal Country, by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen by Ryan McPhee

The Public Theater production begins February 18, 2020.

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Matthew Amendt and Stephanie Berry to Take on Title Roles in Off-Broadway Dracula and Frankenstein Cycle by Ryan McPhee

Classic Stage Company will present the two gothic tales in early 2020.

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Tony Winner Richard Easton Dies at 86 by Ryan McPhee

The stage and screen veteran's Broadway credits include The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia, and Macbeth.

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Krystal Joy Brown Join Broadway’s Hamilton December 10 by Ryan McPhee

The stage veteran returns to the Great White Way to play Eliza.

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Krystal Joy Brown Joins Broadway’s Hamilton December 10 by Ryan McPhee

The stage veteran returns to the Great White Way to play Eliza.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Alexandra Burke Will Star in Musical Adaptation of My Best Friend’s Wedding by Ryan McPhee

The Dublin production will feature songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, including "I Say a Little Prayer" and "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."

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Fosse/Verdon, Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, More Earn 2020 Golden Globe Nominations by Ryan McPhee

The 77th annual ceremony will take place January 5.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Young Adult Novel Adaptation of Alice by Heart Musical to Debut in 2020 by Ryan McPhee

Steven Sater penned the book, based on the show he co-wrote with Spring Awakening collaborator Duncan Sheik and Jessie Nelson.

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Hair, Daniel Sullivan-Helmed Henry V, More Heading to Old Globe in Summer 2020 by Ryan McPhee

The San Diego company will present Henry V and The Taming of the Shrew in Balboa Park.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Read the Reviews for Jagged Little Pill on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The musical feature the songs of Alanis Morissette opened December 5.

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The Metropolitan Opera Adds 3 Performances of Porgy and Bess by Ryan McPhee

The encore shows mark a first in the Met’s modern history.

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See Who's Joining Noah Thomas in West End's Everybody's Talking About Jamie by Ryan McPhee

The musical welcomes a new cast in early 2020.

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65th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set May 2020 Date by Ryan McPhee

The awards honor productions and artists from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway.

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Alanis Morissette Musical Jagged Little Pill Opens on Broadway December 5 by Ryan McPhee

The new musical, featuring a book by Oscar winner Diablo Cody, uses the music star's discography to tell an original story.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Danielle Brooks, John Keating, Jonathan Hadary Receive Actors’ Equity Awards by Ryan McPhee

The three were recognized for their work in classic titles: Much Ado About Nothing, Irish Rep's O'Casey Cycle, and Coriolanus.

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Jeremy O. Harris’ Zola Movie, Julie Taymor and Sarah Ruhl’s Gloria Steinem Biopic, More to Premiere at 2020 Sundance Film Festival by Ryan McPhee

The new lineup includes movies featuring such stage veterans as Laura Benanti, Laura Linney, and Reed Birney.

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Oscar-Winning Writer Diablo Cody Channels Her Own Angst Into Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill by Ryan McPhee

The Academy Award winner for Juno shifts to libretto to craft a layered, contemporary story using the music of Alanis Morissette.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

World Premiere of Dave Malloy's Moby-Dick Musical Begins at American Repertory Theater by Ryan McPhee

Hadestown Tony winner Rachel Chavkin directs the Boston-area production.

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Broadway’s Upcoming The Music Man, Starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, to Hold Open Casting Call by Ryan McPhee

The 2020 revival is searching for young performers to play children and teens of River City.

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Kristin Chenoweth Tapped for Disney+ Comedy The Biggest Star in Appleton From Paul Rudnick by Ryan McPhee

The Tony and Emmy winner will play a Wisonsin community theatre darling in the new series.

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Michael Mayer, Jason Robert Brown, More Remember Late Off-Off-Broadway Champion Kyle Renick by Ryan McPhee

The former artistic director of WPA Theater—the original home of Little Shop of Horrors, Steel Magnolias, and more—died November 29. He was 71.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Unveil New Plans for David Geffen Hall Renovation by Ryan McPhee

The $550 million project is expected to be completed by spring 2024.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Mallory Maedke to Play Jane Seymour in Minnesota's Pre-Broadway Run of Six by Ryan McPhee

She steps in for Abby Mueller, who has withdrawn from the out-of-town engagement due to an injury.

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British Theatre and Opera Director Jonathan Miller Dies at 85 by Ryan McPhee

The Olivier Award winner and Tony recipient also performed, produced, emceed, and practiced medicine.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Diana Damrau, More to Receive 2020 Opera News Awards by Ryan McPhee

The 15th annual reception will take place April 5, 2020.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Netflix’s The Prom Movie Finds Its Emma in Jo Ellen Pellman by Ryan McPhee

The alum of The Deuce joins a cast that includes Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, and Ariana DeBose.

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Upcoming Company Star Katrina Lenk Lands Recurring Role on CBS’ Tommy by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner joins a cast led by Edie Falco and Thomas Sadoski.

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Katharine McPhee Is Waitress’ Final Jenna on Broadway, Returning November 25 by Ryan McPhee

The American Idol and Smash alum takes center stage as the musical approaches its last performance.

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