Thursday, April 22, 2021

Martin Scorsese & Sing Street's John Carney Ready Gershwin-Inspired Movie Musical by Caitlin Moynihan

Hollywood heavyweights Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler are set to produce a new movie musical inspired by composer George Gershwin, according to Variety. Fascinating Rhythm, named for the…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Broadway Games: Theatre Names by JK

Last week's true/false game question about Broadway theaters named after composers (see below) is the impetus for this week's game. How well do you know the names of the 41 Broadway houses?…

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Hot Clip of the Day: Happy Birthday to "S'Wonderful" Tony Winner Kathleen Marshall

Happy Birthday Kathleen Marshall! The three time Tony winner is celebrating a birthday today and we're still swooning over Kathleen's choreography by the outstanding ensemble of the 2012 mus…

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Checking In With… 2-Time Tony Winner Judy Kaye, Star of Diana, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Nice Work If You Can Get It, More by Andrew Gans

Kaye stars as Queen Elizabeth in the new musical Diana, which will be filmed for Netflix before reopening on Broadway next year.

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Broadway Games: The Play's The Thing - Actor Edition by JK

Last week's game was all about actresses who have forged stage careers with both musicals and plays in their credits. (Answers below.) This week, it's the actors' turn. Nathan Lane is a grea…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Renée Fleming & Kelli O'Hara Set for New Opera Based on The Hours by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony nominee Renée Fleming and Tony winner Kelli O'Hara will star in an opera based on Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours. Composed by Kevin Puts, who won the 20…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

3-Time Tony Winner Kathleen Marshall Joins Playbill Live to Answer Your Questions July 22 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Nice Work if You Can Get It and Anything Goes director-choreographer will chat live on The Broadway Q&A from Playbill and The Growing Studio.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Nice Work if You Can Get It and Anything Goes Director-Choreographer Kathleen Marshall Wants to Answer Your Questions by Logan Culwell-Block

The three-time Tony winner will chat live on The Broadway Q&A from Playbill and The Growing Studio July 22.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

5 Questions with Robyn Hurder of Moulin Rouge! The Musical by Broadway Direct

Robyn Hurder is no stranger to the Broadway stage, with previous credits in Chicago, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Grease, The Wedding Singer, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. More recently, the …

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone : The Cast by JK

This charming little musical was all the more charming because of its thoroughly stellar cast. The talent on this roster of the original Broadway cast is mind-boggling. Not just chock full o…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains by JK

Curtains was a unabashed old-fashioned Broadway musical. Big sets, lots of costumes, splashy production numbers and a large cast. The book boasted an impressive twelve principal roles and a …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains: The Creative Team by JK

March's Musical of the Month, Curtains had a top-notch creative team. Each one has an impressive resume of credits and awards. For some, this show marked another step on their continuing cr…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Kelli O'Hara to Play Mother in Ragtime Benefit with Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell by Andy Lefkowitz

Kelli O'Hara will take on the role of Mother in the upcoming Actors Fund benefit concert of the 1998 musical Ragtime. The previously announced event, dedicated to the memory of the late Mari…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Kelli O'Hara, Laura Benanti & Megan Hilty to Launch New Concert Series at Feinstein's/54 Below by Andy Lefkowitz

A trio of Broadway favorites have been selected to inaugurate Feinstein's/54 Below's new Diamond Series, which will feature concert-length performances at the midtown venue. Tony winners Kel…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Standing @ Zero: Frozen's Adam Perry (NSFW) by JK

This month we give thanks for an ensemblist with seven Broadway shows (and three national tours) under his dance belt. His career spans classic shows, both revivals and modern, and he's work…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Kathleen Marshall Recruited to Direct Musical Adaptation of Sideways by Andy Lefkowitz

Three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall has been tapped to direct and choreograph the in-development stage adaptation of Rex Pickett's bestselling novel Sideways, Variety reports. The prev…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ at Cockpit-In-Court by Timoth David Copney

I am kind of a fan of most of juke box musicals.  How’s that for a non-committal opening line?  Seriously, I like some of them, like Mama Mia, featuring the songs of ABBA, or Rock of Age…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Watch Teaser for Episode 2 of Fosse/Verdon: ‘Who’s Got The Pain?’ by Adam Hetrick

Two of Broadway’s artistic powerhouses meet for the first time during pre-production for the Tony-winning hit Damn Yankees.

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Nikki M. James, Greg Hildreth, and Jeff Hillner to Join Shiz Sketch Comedy Show by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway-meets-comedy mash-up show will take place April 15 at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Spring Preview: No Hate in Kiss Me, Kate for Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase by Paul Wontorek

Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and her Tony-nominated friend and co-star Will Chase have been testing out their chemistry for a big Broadway musical like Kiss Me, Kate! for a dozen years now. Fi…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Theatre News: Cockpit in Court announces summer 2019 season auditions by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre announces its auditions for the summer 2019 Season.  Auditions will take place March 2 & 3 at the CCBC Essex Campus. Auditions will take place for tw…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Words Fail as Dear Evan Hansen's Jennifer Laura Thompson Receives a Sardi's Portrait by Caitlin Moynihan

She found a map and it led her to Sardi's! Dear Evan Hansen original cast member Jennifer Laura Thompson received a Sardi's portrait on February 12 in honor of her incredible career.…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Judy Kaye to Play Queen Elizabeth in World Premiere Princess Diana Musical at La Jolla Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Fresh off a celebrated run as the Dowager Empress in Anastasia on Broadway, two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye has been cast as Queen Elizabeth in Diana, the highly anticipated new musical based…

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

REVIEW: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Upstairs At The Gatehouse ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews Nice Work If You Can Get It by Joe DiPietro featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin presented by Ovation Productions Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Th…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Jessie Mueller to Join Norm Lewis in The Music Man at The Kennedy Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Jessie Mueller has signed on to star as Marian Paroo in the Kennedy Center's upcoming staging of the Tony-winning tuner The Music Man. Directed by Marc Bruni, choreograp…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Gershwins galore at the Gatehouse: Strike Up the Band follows Nice Work If You Can Get It

After this Christmas' revival of Nice Work If You Can Get It, the 2012 Broadway musical featuring songs by the Gershwin Brothers, Upstairs at the Gatehouse will play host in the spring to a …

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Matthew Broderick & Tate Donovan Join Broadway Premiere of Celebrity Autobiography by Andy Lefkowitz

Matthew Broderick and Tate Donovan are returning to Broadway. The talented stars of stage and screen have joined the lineup of actors set to debut the hit comedy show Celebrity Autobiog…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Matthew Broderick Joins Broadway Premiere of Celebrity Autobiography by Andy Lefkowitz

Matthew Broderick is returning to Broadway. The two-time Tony winner has joined the lineup of stars set to debut the hit comedy show Celebrity Autobiography on the Great White Way. Broderick…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Michael Park, Heidi Blickenstaff & More to Join Sutton Foster & Gavin Creel in My One and Only Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

A final foursome of stars have been announced to appear in next week's highly anticipated benefit performance of the 1983 Gershwin musical My One and Only. The previously announced …

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Monday, November 5, 2018

This Week's #LiveAtFive Guests Include Tony Nominees Laura Osnes, Mike Faist, Andy Karl & More! by Caitlin Moynihan #LiveatFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars about their …

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