Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fall Openings: Are They Really That Bad? by JK

The Lightning Thief opens this fall Just over a year ago, when we had a spate of summer openings, I ran the numbers for long-running Broadway shows (HERE), and despite all three musicals tha…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Carmen Cusack, Tony Yazbeck & Harry Hadden-Paton to Headline New Broadway Musical Flying Over Sunset by Andy Lefkowitz

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the upcoming Broadway staging of Flying Over Sunset, a new musical written and directed by James Lapine (Falsettos) and featuring music by Tom Kitt (Nex…

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Stephen Schwartz on the Legacy of Wicked and Fostering New Talent by Broadway Direct

In this podcast, we’re speaking with Stephen Schwartz on the lasting legacy of Wicked and his role in fostering new talent for the theatre in Wicked’s new project with ASCAP, “Flying F…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

BWW Interview: Shoshana Bean On Her Feinstein's/54 Below Debut and How Life Can Be Its Own Muse

Broadway's Shoshana Bean, most recently seen as Jenna in Waitress, will be making her Feinstein's/54 Below debut this summer! This electric concert will feature music from the iconic roles …

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5 Debut Questions: Wicked's Celia Hottenstein by Angela Tricarico

Today, we welcome Wicked ensemblist Celia Hottenstein to Broadway and learn about her journey to the Great White Way! C…

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Broadway Grosses: Audiences Catch The Cher Show, Pretty Woman & King Kong One Last Time by Lindsey Sullivan

It was a bittersweet week on Broadway as The Cher Show, Pretty Woman and King Kong all played final performances on August 18. Audiences packed into the Neil Simon, Nederlander and Broadway …

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Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs Ana Gasteyer’s Crazy High Notes by Ruthie Fierberg

How the former Elphaba in Wicked and Saturday Night Live star’s “One Mint Julep” puts other high belters to shame.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Something Wicked This Way Comes: New City’s Macbeth by Bill Hirschman

By Bill Hirschman The ominous omens in New City Players’ energetic and passionate Macbeth actually portend promising things for South Florida theater. The rarely spoken of deficiency in of…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Review: Back in Bay Area, ‘Wicked’ is a stirring ode to resistance by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

"Wicked," the Wizard of Oz-inspired musical returns to the Bay Area, and its story has never seemed more timely.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Taylor Iman Jones & More Prepare for the World Premiere Musical Scotland, PA by Caitlin Moynihan

The cult 2001 film Scotland, PA is getting the musical treatment and the cast and creative team got together on August 14 to celebrate ahead of their October 23 opening night. With an origin…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019

Broadway Grosses: The Prom Goes Out on Top, Reaching All-Time High at the Box Office by Andy Lefkowitz

Everyone was going to prom this past week, as the Tony-nominated smash-hit musical played to packed houses in its final set of performances at the Longacre Theatre. The celebrated musical re…

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Watch Kristin Chenoweth and Katharine McPhee Perform Wicked Duet by Emily Selleck

The Tony and Emmy winner teamed up with the Smash and Waitress star to sing "For Good."

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VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth & Katharine McPhee Unite for WICKED Duet!

Travelers on Vacaya's LGBT+ cruise got a real treat over the weekend, and now, so does the rest of the world! Broadway veterans Kristin Chenoweth and Katharine McPhee united to perform a Wic…

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The Great Society Completes Casting for Broadway Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for The Great Society, the sequel to Robert Schenkkan's Tony-winning play All the Way, set to arrive on Broadway this fall. The previously announced producti…

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"Here I Am Proving Myself Wrong." by Angela Tricarico

by Lance Wiener Aaron Alcaraz Mean Girls on Broadway has been …

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Full Cast Announced for Idina Menzel-Led SKINTIGHT at the Geffen

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of Skintight, written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and directed by Obie Award winner Daniel A…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Kat Griffin: Trans and Non-Binary Actors to Know by Angela Tricarico

Interview by Anna Altheide Kat Griffin (Photo by THEGINGER3BEARDMEN for The Ensemblist) …

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So ‘Wicked’: Exploring musical’s deep Bay Area roots by Jim Harrington

Get ready for Wicked," which opens 2019-20 Broadway San Jose season. We talk with composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz about musical's Bay Area connection.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Donna Vivino Interview: "DNA" + "Waiting For Johnny Depp" by Adam Rothenberg

I first got to interview Broadway’s Donna Vivino back in 2014 when she was getting to release her debut album Beautiful Dreamer. It’s so exciting to catch up with her as we discuss the r…

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This Beautiful Broadway Role Can Get You Pregnant by Beth Stevens

It was a chilly March morning when Kara Lindsay was getting ready for the first rehearsal of her third stint as Cynthia Weil in Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and she was f…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Moulin Rouge! Sets New Box Office Record by

Moulin Rouge! is gaining strong momentum in the kickoff to its main-stem run. The splashy new musical surpassed its own box office record this past week, with an intake of $1,987,914.00, pa…

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Psycho Donuts’ new ‘Wicked’ doughnuts channel Glinda the good witch by Jackie Burrell

The irrepressible South Bay doughnut shop has joined forces with Broadway San Jose with a doughnut-homage to Glinda, Elphaba and the hit musical.

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Mr. Broadway August 2019: Beetlejuice's Alex Brightman by JK

We always admire an actor who has paid his dues. You know, worked his way up, learning his craft, and so forth. This month's Mr. Broadway is just that kind of actor. In a few short years, he…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

‘Wicked’ performers take real-life friendship to the stage by Anne Gelhaus

For Erin Mackey, the role of Glinda in “Wicked” feels as comfortable as sliding into a pair of ruby slippers. After 10 years away from the show, Mackey is reprising the role of the Good …

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Colin Donnell to Star in Almost Famous Musical at San Diego's Old Globe by Andy Lefkowitz

Colin Donnell is returning to the stage. The TV star of Chicago Med who has roots on Broadway will headline the new stage musical adaptation of Almost Famous at San Diego's Old Globe. The …

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Review: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre is entertaining but uneven by Gemma Alexander

Like previous adaptations of Roald Dahl's children's book, this touring production, at the Paramount through Aug. 11, is funny, entertaining and a little odd, but doesn’t quite capture Dah…

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Frozen Star Ryann Redmond Wows With Songs From Wicked, Bright Star, & Muriel's Wedding For Her Broadway Bucket List

Frozen star Ryann Redmond will leave you wowed as she sings her Broadway Bucket List.

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Review: Peter Pan, Troubadour White City Theatre by Jess Watts

Review: Peter Pan, Troubadour White City Theatre3.0StarsA Peter Pan where the Darlings are in Nike trainers and Pan looks as though he’s just flown from Wicked’s Emerald City, this Natio…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Prince of Egypt Musical Announces Further Casting for U.K. Premiere in London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

More casting is here for the upcoming U.K. premiere staging of The Prince of Egypt, arriving in London's West End next year. The previously announced production, directed by Scott Schwartz…

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Prince of Egypt Musical Announces Further Casting for U.K. Premiere in London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

More casting is here for the upcoming U.K. premiere staging of The Prince of Egypt, arriving in London's West End next year. The previously announced production, directed by Scott Schwartz…

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