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Thursday, April 25, 2019

It’s Showtime: New Broadway Musical Beetlejuice Opens April 25 by Ryan McPhee

Alex Timbers directs the stage adaptation of the Tim Burton film.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin’s Moby-Dick Musical, Six, More Set for American Repertory Theater’s 2019–2020 Season by Ryan McPhee

Malloy and Chavkin return to the Massachusetts venue after presenting the pre-Broadway engagement of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.

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Broadway-Bound Tea at Five, Starring Faye Dunaway, Extends Boston Run and Sets Creative Team by Ryan McPhee

Dunaway will star as Katharine Hepburn in the reworked adaptation of Matthew Lombardo’s monologue play.

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Shows by Shakina Nayfack, Amanda Green, More to Receive Readings at Williamstown Theatre Festival by Ryan McPhee

Additionally, Tony nominee Jamey Sheridan will join Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Priscilla Lopez, Thomas Sadoski, and more in Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons.

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Listen to Sara Bareilles’ Original Demo for Waitress’ ‘She Used to Be Mine’ by Ryan McPhee

The musical celebrates its third anniversary on Broadway April 24.

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WATCH: The Cast of Beetlejuice Share Their Personal Ghost Stories by Ryan McPhee

From Ouija board hauntings to tofu-loving ghouls, hear what the stars of the new musical think of the strange and unusual.

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Broadway Revival of Beauty and the Beast in the Works by Ryan McPhee

Disney Theatrical Productions will revisit the show that kicked off Disney’s reign on Broadway 25 years ago.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

2019 Easter Bonnet Competition Reveals Grand Tally for BC/EFA and Top Fundraising Shows by Ryan McPhee

The annual event took place April 22 and 23.

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The Good Fight, Starring Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald, and More, Renewed for Fourth Season by Ryan McPhee

The CBS All Access series follows Baranski's Diane Lockhart, a Chicago lawyer navigating her way through the Resistance.

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Cast of Broadway’s The Prom to Perform at New York City’s WorldPride Celebration by Ryan McPhee

The musical, about a teenage lesbian couple’s Broadway diva-fueled fight for equality, is also heading to the page and screen.

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Pose Sets New Date for Season 2 Premiere by Ryan McPhee

The Ryan Murphy series returns in June, with Tony winner Patti LuPone joining the cast.

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Nathan Gunn, Ying Fang, More to Bring Opera to the Boroughs by Ryan McPhee

Six classical artists will sing in the Metropolitan Opera's 2019 summer recital series.

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Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan Extend Runs in Broadway’s Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The two star as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter in the Sara Bareilles musical.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Grosses Analysis: Audiences Cain’t Say No to Broadway’s New Oklahoma! by Ryan McPhee

The acclaimed revival opened April 7 and continues to play to Standing Room Only.

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Broadway’s The Prom to Be Adapted Into a Young Adult Novel by Ryan McPhee

The musical, about an Indiana high schooler who wants to bring her girlfriend to the prom and the Broadway divas who champion her cause, opened in the fall.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Can You Spot the Disney Easter Eggs on the Set of Broadway’s Frozen? by Ryan McPhee

Tony-winning set designer Christopher Oram hid some Disney moments of yesteryear into Arendelle.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Boys in the Band to Be Adapted for Netflix With All-Star Broadway Cast by Ryan McPhee

The 2018 revival, directed by Joe Mantello, starred Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, and more.

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Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor, and Hilary Duff Tease a Musical Return to Marie's Crisis in Younger Season 6 by Ryan McPhee

The three will sing out at the West Village piano bar when the comedy returns to TV Land.

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2019 Drama League Award Nominations Announced by Ryan McPhee

Winners will be announced at the 85th annual ceremony, set for May 17.

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Annette Bening, Bryan Cranston, Stephanie J. Block Among 2019 Drama League Award Nominees by Ryan McPhee

Winners will be announced at the 85th annual ceremony, set for May 17.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Horror of Dolores Roach, Based on Daphne Rubin-Vega-Led Empanada Loca, to Be Adapted for TV by Ryan McPhee

Rubin-Vega, recently announced to appear in the In the Heights movie, will serve as a consulting producer.

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Ethan Slater, Javier Muñoz, Lena Hall, More to Take Part in Reefer Madness Reading by Ryan McPhee

The industry presentation will take place April 18.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Stage and Screen Veteran Georgia Engel Dies at 70 by Ryan McPhee

Ms. Engel’s myriad theatre credits included the original production of Hello, Dolly! and, most recently, the musical Half Time.

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Shubert Organization Partners With Tech Venture Capital Fund and Training Company for Broadway Tech Accelerator by Ryan McPhee

Applications are now open for the opportunity to receive investments, mentorships, pilot programs, and more—all in the name of theatre innovation.

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Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Ryan McPhee

The play is set to return to New York in a limited Brooklyn run this year.

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Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, Jimmy Smits Join In the Heights Movie by Ryan McPhee

Merediz will reprise her performance as Abuela Claudia, having earned a Tony nomination for the role in 2008.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard Will Star in Broadway Revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Ryan McPhee

They will appear alongside Russell Tovey and Patsy Ferran in the Edward Albee classic.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, More Cast in Netflix Musical Jingle Jangle by Ryan McPhee

The streaming service's first original, live-action movie musical hails from John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace Join In the Heights Movie by Ryan McPhee

Production on the screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ musical will begin this summer.

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Michael Urie, Betsy Wolfe, More Set for High Button Shoes at New York City Center by Ryan McPhee

The Encores! presentation, also featuring Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin, runs May 8–12.

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