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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Broadway's Marquee Lights Dim for Stephen Sondheim by TheaterMania

The lights of Broadway's marquees dimmed on December 8 in memory of legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died at 91 on November 26.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Steven Spielberg, Rachel Zegler, Mike Faist, & More Talk West Side Story Remake & Sondheim's Legacy by TheaterMania

Steven Spielberg's new remake of WEST SIDE STORY hits cinemas this month, just a few weeks after the passing of its legendary lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Here, Spielberg and stars Rachel Zeg…

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Vanessa Hudgens Discuss Tick, Tick...Boom! Movie by TheaterMania

Jonathan Larson's musical TICK, TICK...BOOM! has hit the big screen, in a new film adaptation directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Here, Miranda and stars Andrew Garfield, Robin de Jesús, Alexan…

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Scenes From Broadway's Chicago in 1996, With Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, and More by TheaterMania

The long-running Broadway revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse's CHICAGO turned 25 on November 14. To celebrate, here's a look back at the original cast of the show, with Bebe Neu…

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Watch Aladdin's First Curtain Call as It Reopens on Broadway by TheaterMania

Aladdin reopened at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on September 28. Here is its first curtain call back.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Corbin Bleu Sings Theme From "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" by TheaterMania

The Hundred Acre Wood is coming to the stage beginning October 21, with the debut of Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation at Theatre Row. Here's a montage of some of the product…

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Come From Away's Return to Broadway: Inside the Momentous Night by TheaterMania

Watch footage from the reopening of COME FROM AWAY on Broadway here.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, and More Discuss the Dear Evan Hansen Movie by TheaterMania

Dear Evan Hansen hits the big screen on September 24. Here, stars Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, and Amandla Stenberg, as well as director Stephen Chbosky, tell us what to expect …

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Chicago's First Night Back: Watch a Clip of "All That Jazz" by TheaterMania

Chicago returned to Broadway on September 14, and the production just released a video of Bianca Marroquín performing the opening number, "All That Jazz." Check it out below.

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Wicked Reopens on Broadway: Watch Glinda's Iconic First Line by TheaterMania

It's good to see her, isn't it? Wicked reopened on Broadway on September 14 and, as expected, the crowd went wild. Before the show started, original leading lady Kristin Chenoweth came out t…

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Hamilton's First Night Back on Broadway: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda's Emotional Speech by TheaterMania

Lin-Manuel Miranda surprised the crowd at Hamilton on September 14 with a heartfelt opening speech welcoming the audience back to the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the first time in 18 months.…

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Hadestown Cast Sings "Lean On Me" to Celebrate First Night Back on Broadway by TheaterMania

The cast of Hadestown took to the balcony of the Walter Kerr Theatre on September 2 to celebrate its first night back on Broadway, and they led the crowd in a sing-along of "Lean on Me." Wat…

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Watch Waitress's First Broadway Curtain Call Back, Celebrating Nick Cordero with Amanda Kloots by TheaterMania

Waitress returned to Broadway on September 2, and during its first curtain call of the reopening run, star/composer Sara Bareilles invited Amanda Kloots, wife of late original cast member Ni…

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Returning to Come From Away on Broadway, This Time to Film It by TheaterMania

The cast of Come From Away regathered earlier this spring not to resume performances on Broadway (that comes later this month), but to film the show for Apple TV Plus. The emotional capture,…

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Oprah Winfrey Narrates This Is Broadway Short Film by TheaterMania

The Broadway League has announced the launch of This is Broadway, an initiative to welcome theater lovers back to Times Square following the industry’s 18-month shut down. Kicking off the …

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What Is Pass Over? The Stars and Writer of Broadway's First Play Back Fill Us In by TheaterMania

Broadway's first play back is Pass Over, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's contemporary riff on Waiting for Godot and the biblical Exodus story. Jon Michael Hill and Namir Smallwood play Moses an…

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Schmigadoon!'s Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana DeBose, Jane Krakowski Tell What Musical They'd Be Stuck In by TheaterMania

Schmigadoon! concludes its run on Apple TV Plus this week, but we've got more answers from the stars about what musical they'd like to be trapped in. Here, Jaime Camil, Ariana DeBose, Kristi…

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Watch Sara Bareilles and Broadway Waitress Cast Sing "Opening Up" on First Day of Rehearsal by TheaterMania

The diner is returning to Broadway as Waitress comes into the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for a special engagement this fall. Leading the cast is composer/lyricist Sara Bareilles as Jenna, along…

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Kristin Chenoweth Discusses Her One-Take Schmigadoon! Patter Song "Tribulation" by TheaterMania

In episode 5 of Apple TV Plus's new musical series Schmigadoon!, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth steals the show with an insane patter song modeled after The Music Man titled "Tribulation." A …

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Monday, July 12, 2021

2021 Jimmy Awards Montage (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) by TheaterMania

The 12th Jimmy Awards (the National High School Musical Theatre Awards) will be presented on Thursday, July 15 in a virtual event hosted by Corbin Bleu. The Jimmy Awards will feature dynamic…

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Schmigadoon!'s Cecily Strong, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron Tell the Musical They'd Like to Be Stuck In by TheaterMania

Coming to Apple TV Plus on July 16 is SCHMIGADOON!, a new comedy about a couple that gets trapped in a town where everything's a musical number — and they can't escape. At the show's rece…

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Bruce Springsteen's First Night Back on Broadway — Watch Songs and Curtain Call Here by TheaterMania

The marquee of the St. James Theatre was officially relit after 471 days on Saturday, June 26 as Bruce Springsteen returned to Broadway for a summertime residency. Here are clips from the hi…

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Watch the First Trailer for the Tick, Tick...Boom! Movie, Starring Andrew Garfield by TheaterMania

The trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's ''Tick, Tick...Boom!'' has been released. Written for the screen by Steven Levenson, the semiautobiographical ''Ti…

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In the Heights Movie Clip: Daphne Rubin-Vega Sings "Carnaval del Barrio" by TheaterMania

In the Heights has hit the big screen, and we've got a new clip, featuring Daphne Rubin-Vega singing "Carnaval del Barrio." Jon M. Chu's film, adapted from the Tony-winning musical, is offic…

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Watch Korean Hadestown Star Hyung Gyun Zo Sing "Epic III" by TheaterMania

A Korean-language production of Anaïs Mitchell's Tony-winning musical HADESTOWN is opening in August, and here's a sneak peek of cast member Hyung Hyun Zo singing "Epic III." The actor is o…

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TheaterMania Live with Joe Iconis and George Salazar by TheaterMania

Joe Iconis and George Salazar discuss their upcoming concerts at 54 Below.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

David Rockwell and Jordan Roth Discuss the Intersection of Theater and Architecture by TheaterMania

Architect and Tony-winning scenic designer David Rockwell (She Loves Me) has just released the new book DRAMA, a wide-ranging look at his career in theater and beyond, and its intersection w…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Olga Merediz, and More Talk In the Heights Movie by TheaterMania

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes's Tony-winning musical In the Heights is heading for the big screen this month, debuting in cinemas and on HBO Max on June 11. Here, writers Mira…

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Audra McDonald, Steven Pasquale, Taylor Schilling, and More Discuss New TV Series The Bite by TheaterMania

What if there was a new strain of Covid-19 that turned people into zombies? That's the basic summation of the new Spectrum Originals dark comedy The Bite, a six-episode series from Robert an…

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Watch the Trailer for the Dear Evan Hansen Movie, Starring Ben Platt by TheaterMania

The trailer for the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen has been released! The movie hits cinemas on September 24. Original Tony-winning star Ben Platt leads the cast, alongside Julianne Mo…

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Patti LuPone (and Her New Blonde Bob) Welcomes Audiences Back to Broadway by TheaterMania

Broadway is planning a grand return this fall, and no one is more excited than Patti LuPone. LuPone, who was just over a week from opening in Company, can't wait to get back on stage, and sh…

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