Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Track-by-Track Breakdown: The Bengsons on Crafting Their Hundred Days Score by Playbill Staff

Real-life couple Abigail and Shaun Bengson go deep on their eclectic score, preserved on a new cast album.

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Inside the Special Screening for Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline by Hannah Vine

The Lincoln Center Theater production will be presented in movie theatres in October.

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Laurie Davidson Joins Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, and More for Cats Movie by Ryan McPhee

The Tom Hooper-helmed film will be released in December 2019.

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Read the Reviews for the Metropolitan Opera’s New Samson et Dalila by Ryan McPhee

The Darko Tresnjak-helmed production kicked off the Met’s 2018–2019 season September 24.

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Dates Set for PBS Broadcasts of U.K. An American in Paris and The Sound of Music by Andrew Gans

The Great Performances series will also feature documentaries about John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons and Tony winner Harold Prince.

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Go Inside Laramie: A Legacy With Mary Louise Parker, Adam Rippon, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The benefit reading honored Matthew Shepard and the progress that has been made to erase hate since his death.

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Take a Look at Bedlam's Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet Off-Broadway by Hannah Vine

The mash-up of the two classic plays began performances September 14 in the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres.

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Santino Fontana to Guest Star on Improvisational Mockumentary Theatre Podcast by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony nominee's episode of Support This Podcast debuts the morning after Fontana opens the Broadway-bound musical Tootsie in Chicago.

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Watch Cuba Gooding Jr. Discuss Return to Broadway in Tony-Winning Revival of Chicago by Andrew Gans

The Oscar winner steps into the role of Billy Flynn in October.

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Kenny Leon to Step Down From True Colors Theatre Company by Olivia Clement

Jamil Jude, True Colors' associate artistic director, will step into the leadership position in 2019.

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Flip Through the Bernhardt/Hamlet Opening Night Playbill by Hannah Vine

Theresa Rebeck's new play opens at the American Airlines Theatre September 25.

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Merle Debuskey, Dean of Theatrical Press Agents, Dies at 95 by Robert Simonson

Mr. Debuskey was one of the most prominent press agents ever to ply his trade on Broadway, and Joe Papp’s right-hand man.

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Samuel French Acquires Performance Rights to Ken Ludwig Adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express by Andrew Gans

Ludwig’s stage adaptation debuted at the McCarter Theatre Center in 2017.

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First Look at Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes in Antony & Cleopatra at the National by Hannah Vine

Directed by Simon Godwin, the new production of Shakespeare’s classic plays the Olivier Theatre.

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Tony Winner John Doyle Will Direct New Musical Based on Life and Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Andrew Gans

Jon Batiste will pen the music and lyrics for the Broadway-aimed production.

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Goodspeed Plans Billy Elliot, Because of Winn Dixie, and Passing Through by Adam Hetrick

The season in Connecticut will launch in April with The Music Man.

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Almost Famous Musical in the Works From Cameron Crowe and Tom Kitt by Andrew Gans

Jeremy Herrin will direct the musical, based on Crowe's 2000 film.

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North Shore Jekyll & Hyde, Starring Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo, Begins September 25 by Andrew Gans

Original Jekyll & Hyde star Robert Cuccioli directs.

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Watch Hailey Kilgore Record ‘Waiting for Life’ at Once On This Island Recording Session by Adam Hetrick

Kilgore was Tony-nominated for her performance in the Ahrens and Flaherty musical.

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Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade, More Join Producing Team of Broadway's American Son by Ryan McPhee

The Kenny Leon-helmed production, starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, begins October 6.

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Read Reviews for I Was Most Alive With You by Olivia Clement

See what critics think of Craig Lucas' new play, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, which officially opened September 24 at Playwrights Horizons.

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Mamie Parris Returns to Broadway’s School of Rock September 25 by Andrew Gans

Parris, who created the part of Patty, steps into the role of Principal Rosalie Mullins.

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Hello, Dolly! National Tour, Starring Betty Buckley, Begins September 25 by Ryan McPhee

The stage and screen favorite takes on the title role as the Tony-winning revival travels across the country.

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16 Musicals That Got Their Start at NAMT by Ruthie Fierberg

From The Drowsy Chaperone to Come From Away to Songs for a New World, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s annual festival is a launchpad for the musical hits of tomorrow.

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Glenn Close-Led Mother of the Maid Begins Off-Broadway September 25 by Olivia Clement

Tony winner Close stars as Joan of Arc's mother in the New York premiere of Jane Anderson’s play at The Public Theater.

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Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future Begins September 25 at Ars Nova by Olivia Clement

Andrew R. Butler's sci-fi musical kicks off the company's new season.

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First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen Kicks Off in Denver September 25 by Olivia Clement

Ben Levi Ross stars in the title role in the Tony-winning musical's touring production.

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Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet Opens on Broadway by Olivia Clement

Janet McTeer stars as 19th-century French trailblazer Sarah Bernhardt in the world premiere from Roundabout Theatre Company.

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The Waverly Gallery Begins Previews on Broadway September 25 by Olivia Clement

Elaine May, Joan Allen, David Cromer, Lucas Hedges, and Michael Cera star in Kenneth Lonergan’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Immersive, Musical Cleopatra to Debut Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The show, which fuses theatre with a nightlife experience, will take over Chelsea Music Hall in October.

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