Friday, May 22, 2020

Flashback Friday: Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend With On the Town

Watch rehearsal footage from the much-loved 2014 Broadway revival.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Get Inspiration for New Activities from This Week's Elaine Paige on Sunday by

Broadway might be canceled, but Elaine Paige on Sunday isn't! Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show. This week, Paige …

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

BroadwayHD Announces May Lineup - THE GOES WRONG SHOW, ON THE TOWN, and More!

BroadwayHD has announced its upcoming May lineup, which includes a slate full of adored classics and brand new series debuts.

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Monday, April 27, 2020


Will people--especially people who are older or have pre-existing health issues (and many theatergoers are older and have such heath issues)--be willing to gather in packed theaters or conce…

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

When the lively arts go virtual by Irene Hsiao

Two Reader critics talk about digital dance and theater—and other COVID-19 challenges. On April 8, several organizations came together for a "Chicago Performin…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Jagged Little Pill and On the Town Star Elizabeth Stanley Shares Stories and Photos From Her Career by Mark Peikert

From Company with Raúl Esparza to a month-long run in Xanadu in Japan with Max von Essen, Stanley talks about the ups and downs of being a professional performer.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Ali Stroker, Lilli Cooper, Teal Wicks, Ciara Renee, and More Join This Week's Lineup Of CURTAIN UP!, A Show Dedicated To Entertaining Isolated Seniors

Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker (Broadway: Oklahoma; Deaf West's Spring Awakening); Lilli Cooper (Broadway: Tootsie, Tony Nominee; Spongebob Squarepants), Teal Wicks (Broadway: The Cher Show; …

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita Will Match BC/EFA Donations During Lips Together, Teeth Apart Livestream by Lindsey Sullivan

Power couple alert! As previously announced, Jesse Tyler Ferguson is set to star in this evening's starry livestream reading of Terrence McNally's 1991 play Lips Together, Teeth Apart toni…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Stephen Christopher Anthony on How Leading the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen Is Like a 'Free Fall' by Ryan Gilbert

Originally from Miami, Florida, Stephen Christopher Anthony began his formal training at the New World School of the Art, before pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Music Theatre) d…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Watch Jagged Little Pill's Elizabeth Stanley Throw Pottery & Shake It Off on Side By Side by Lindsey Sullivan

Elizabeth Stanley in Jagged Little Pill (Photo: Matthew Murphy) After lending her talents to roles in Company, Cry-Baby, Million Dollar Quartet and On the Town, Elizabeth Stanley is now t…

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Friday, February 28, 2020

On The Town…. with Chip DeFFaa: Count Basie and Louis Jordan by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

I'm very glad that a friend and I were able to enjoy the high-spirited, fast-moving revue "Five Guys Named Moe," which is currently playing   at Westchester Broadway Theatre.    A lot o…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ by Victorian Lyric Opera Company at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre by Cordelia Dreisonstok

Two World War II-era sailors tap-dancing along “on the town,” so to speak, visit a movie studio with a vintage movie camera ready to film.  “What Ought We to Do?”  In this conceit,…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Tonight! Tonight! See Vanessa Hudgens, Alec Baldwin & More Celebrate the Opening Night of West Side Story by Diep Tran

The suns and moons and celebrities were all over the place for the West Side Story opening night. The new Broadway revival of the seminal musical opened on February 20 at the Broadway Thea…

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'This is a Love Story': Why Danny Mac Doesn't Think Pretty Woman on the West End Glamorizes Prostitution by Matt Wolf

Danny Mac dazzled followers on Strictly Come Dancing with his fancy footwork on the ever-popular BBC program, but the English performer has since made a separate name for himself in stage …

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Barrington Stage's Julianne Boyd Has Transferred Two Shows to Broadway and Helped Pull Cars Out of Ditches by Michael Appler

Off in the Berkshire in western Massachusetts—a crowded artistic hub that's home to the Williamstown Theater Festival, Berkshire Theatre Group, Shakespeare and Company, Tanglewood and Jaco…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Adrienne Warren Honors 'One of Our Greats' George C. Wolfe by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, is asking actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about a black theater artist who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor tho…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Head Over Feet! Jagged Little Pill Star Elizabeth Stanley Is Engaged by Andy Lefkowitz

Elizabeth Stanley, the Broadway veteran currently playing the lead role of Mary Jane Healy in the Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill, is newly engaged to Charlie Murphy, managing d…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

MUSICAL OF THE MONTH: Applause: The Creatives by JK

In this final installment of January's Musical of the Month series, we take a look back at the creative team behind Applause.  The writing and design teams are chock full of Broadway royal…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Netflix Acquires Rights to Leonard Bernstein Biopic Starring & Directed by Bradley Cooper by Andy Lefkowitz

Netflix has nabbed the rights to a developing film based on the life of iconic West Side Story songwriter Leonard Bernstein, according to Deadline. Tony nominee Bradley Cooper will direct an…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Casting Complete for LCT’s Flying Over Sunset by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Flying Over Sunset, the new musical set to open this spring courtesy of Lincoln Center Theatre, has announced complete casting for the production. Joining the already announced Carmen Cusack…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Crossing, Dance Musical from Tony Nominee Joshua Bergasse, Sets World Premiere with Barrington Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

The Berkshires' Barrington Stage Company will debut the new dance musical A Crossing during its 2020 summer season. Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse will direct and choreograph the world premier…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

On The Town … with Chip Deffaa: Jerry Herman and Michael Feinstein by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

Composer/lyricist Jerry Herman was, of course, a Broadway legend.   He gave us such unforgettable shows as "Hello, Dolly!," "Mame," and "La Cage Aux Folles." These musicals were all  huge…

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Celebrate 75 Years of On the Town With a Look Back at the Original Broadway Production by Nathan Skethway

The musical opened on Broadway on December 28, 1944.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Watch Audra McDonald Sing From West Side Story and On the Town to Celebrate Kennedy Center Honoree Michael Tilson Thomas by Ryan McPhee

The 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony took place December 8.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Aimie Atkinson & Danny Mac to Star in London Premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

The London debut staging of Pretty Woman: The Musical has found its romantic leads. Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac will star as Vivian and Edward in the previously announced West End transfer,…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

You Learn! Jagged Little Pill Star Elizabeth Stanley on Coming into Her Own as a Broadway Leading Lady by Lindsey Sullivan

Sean Allan Krill and Elizabeth Stanley in "Jagged Little Pill" (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Elizabeth Stanley has showcased her talents on Broadway with featured roles in Company, Cry-Baby, Mi…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

& Juliet Star Miriam-Teak Lee Roars in the Splashy New West End Musical by Matt Wolf

Miriam-Teak Lee was something of an overnight sensation when she played Claire De Loone in the 2017 Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park revival of On the Town, since which time she went on to u…

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"Ensembles Are The Heartbeat of Every Show." by Mo Brady

by Angela Tricarico Max Clayton (Photo by Roberto Araujo fo…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

First Look: These new White Christmas photos will jingle your bells

Looks like Christmas has come early this year with the latest release of production shots for Nikolai Foster's festive hit. White Christmas is now showing at London's Dominion Theatre (and…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Here Comes Lea DeLaria in On the Town—Born to Make People Laugh by Ellis Nassour

DeLaria spoke to Playbill about her show-stopping turn—opposite Jesse Tyler Ferguson—in the 1998 revival.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Tickets Are Now on Sale for New Musical Flying Over Sunset Starring Carmen Cusack, Tony Yazbeck & Harry Hadden-Paton by

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Broadway staging of Flying Over Sunset, a new musical written and directed by James Lapine and featuring music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Michael Kori…

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