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Monday, June 24, 2019

11th Annual Jimmy Awards, Celebrating High School Musical Theatre Excellence, Presented June 24 by Ryan McPhee

Ben Platt returns to host the ceremony at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Meet Some of the 2019 Jimmy Awards Nominees, From an Aspiring Elphaba to a Rubik’s Cube Wiz by Ryan McPhee

A record 86 students will compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards June 24.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

WATCH: Ryann Redmond and More New Stars of Broadway's Frozen Shine in Music Videos by Ryan McPhee

Redmond now plays Olaf in the musical adaptation, which continues its run at the St. James Theatre.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Broadway's Be More Chill Announces Closing Date by Ryan McPhee

The musical, which earned one Tony Award nomination, will shutter at the Lyceum Theatre.

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EXCLUSIVE: Get a First Listen to 2 Songs From Upcoming Oscar at the Crown Concept Album by Ryan McPhee

The high-energy show converts a Brooklyn club space into an apocalyptic bunker, where Oscar Wilde and the Real Housewives are treated as idols.

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Heidi Schreck to Bring What the Constitution Means to Me to Washington, D.C., After Broadway Bow by Ryan McPhee

The Pulitzer Prize finalist continues to take center stage at the Hayes Theater through August 24.

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Hamilton Alum Javier Muñoz and More Set for World Premiere of The New Englanders by Ryan McPhee

Saheem Ali will direct the Jeff Augustin play Off-Broadway this fall for Manhattan Theatre Club.

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Ab Fab Favorite Harriet Thorpe, Olivier Winner Tim Flavin, More to Join Tracie Bennett in U.K. Revival of Mame by Ryan McPhee

The production will play Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre beginning in September.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Prom Sets Closing Date on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The new musical comedy opened at the Longacre Theatre in November 2018.

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Netflix Secures Rights to tick, tick...BOOM! Movie, Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda by Ryan McPhee

Dear Evan Hansen and Fosse/Verdon scribe Steven Levenson will write the screenplay.

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Todrick Hall to Join Colleen Ballinger in Waitress on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Hall returns to Broadway after starring in Chicago and Kinky Boots.

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What Did Critics Think of The Light in the Piazza in London, Starring Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron? by Ryan McPhee

The production runs through July 5 before the two reprise their performances in Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Mashuq Mushtaq Deen Named Inaugural Recipient of NYU Tisch-New Dramatists Joint Commission by Ryan McPhee

The works commissioned in the new program will premiere in the Graduate Acting program's season of productions.

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Nicholas Christopher Returns to Broadway's Hamilton by Ryan McPhee

The alum of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning show steps back into the role of George Washington.

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Benj Pasek, Sarah Ruhl Among New Class of Tony Award Nominators by Ryan McPhee

The 2019–2020 Nominating Committee consists of 54 industry members.

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Shoshana Bean, Joshua Henry, Rob McClure to Join Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondheim for SubCulture Concert by Ryan McPhee

The one-night-only benefit, also featuring Tony winner Katrina Lenk, has released a new batch of tickets.

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Bob Dylan Musical Girl From the North Country to Play Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The musical premiered in London before playing Off-Broadway’s Public Theater in 2018.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Grosses Analysis: Ain't Too Proud, Beetlejuice, More Take in Tony Awards Boost by Ryan McPhee

The Temptations musical celebrated its highest gross to date the week after Broadway's biggest night.

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Broadway's The Prom Will Embark on a National Tour by Ryan McPhee

The musical has also reached a licensing agreement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical to Hold Open Call for Role of Young Tina by Ryan McPhee

The biomusical will open in November at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford to Star in London Sunday in the Park With George by Ryan McPhee

The two will reprise their performances in the U.K. after headlining the musical at New York City Center and on Broadway.

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Broadway Alum Tommy Bracco to Compete on Big Brother Season 21 by Ryan McPhee

The Pretty Woman standout is among the 16 new Houseguests on the CBS reality competition.

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Get a First Look at Tony, Maria, and the Sharks and Jets From the New West Side Story Movie by Ryan McPhee

Steven Spielberg directs the upcoming adaptation of the musical, slated to premiere in December 2020.

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How Terrence McNally’s Personal Experiences Sparked Broadway’s Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune by Ryan McPhee

Why the playwright says he’d “never want to research a play” and his take on the gay rights movement.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Watch a Clip From the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen, Airing on PBS June 16 by Ryan McPhee

Clémentine Margaine sings the title role in the filmed presentation of the Richard Eyre production.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Jimmy Awards Will Once Again Live Stream on Facebook by Ryan McPhee

The ceremony, known formally as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, will take place June 24; Ben Platt returns to host.

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Billy Porter and MJ Rodriguez Prepare for a Culture Clash in Pose Season 2 by Ryan McPhee

FX’s Pose is back June 11 with grander balls, higher stakes, and Patti LuPone.

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Watch the New Trailer for Disney's Frozen 2 by Ryan McPhee

Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and more return as Arendelle faces new dangers.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Check Out a Number From the Upcoming Back to the Future Musical by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation will hit the U.K. stage in 2020.

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Grosses Analysis: The Ferryman Gets Boost Ahead of Big Tonys Win by Ryan McPhee

Audiences clamored to catch the Carneys before Broadway’s biggest night.

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4 Key Takeaways From the 2019 Tony Awards by Ryan McPhee

From a reflection on Pride to calls for inclusivity, there were some running themes throughout the 73rd annual ceremony.

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