Why NeNe Leakes may leave “Housewives” for Broadway~article from The New York Post

In the intro to season 5 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” NeNe Leakes proclaimed, “I have arrived, and the spotlight is on me, honey!” With the larger-than-life reality star’s splashy debut on Broadway this week, that’s now quite literally…

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Real Housewives Favorite NeNe Leakes Gets Ready to Join Keke Palmer in Cinderella~article from Theatermania.com

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes previewed her upcoming engagement in the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre on November 19. Leakes joins the musical in the role of wicked stepmother Madame for a…

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Something Wicked This Way Comes! Real Housewives Favorite NeNe Leakes Gets Ready to Join Cinderella~article from Broadway.com

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes will be unleashing her wicked side in Broadway’s Cinderella! The actress will join current star Keke Palmer in the hit Rodgers and Hammerstein musical as sassy stepmother Madame beginning November 25, but…

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Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg Have an Enchanted Evening with Cinderella’s Sherri Shepherd~article from Broadway.com

The View alum Jenny McCarthy and her husband, New Kids on the Block favorite Donnie Wahlberg took a break from filming their new reality show Donnie Loves Jenny to visit an old friend—The View vet Sherri Shepherd! The duo brought…

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Seventy Years Of Broadway’s ‘On The Town’~article from OnPoint.wbur.org

70 years ago, four brilliant young theatrical talents came together to create an American stage classic. On the Town, about three sailors looking for love on a 24-hour shore leave in New York. The 1944 original became a film starring…

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Party Veterans Joined Hotsters at the Opening of the TOPSHOP TOPMAN Flagship Store~article from New York Observer.com

“I passed my mom on opening night and she literally put her hand out for a high-five!” laughed On the Town star Clyde Alves to Shindigger after the musical’s celebration at Capitale. “As we were arriving at the party, the…

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On the Town~article from Theatrescene.com

Having been revived in New York in 1971, 1998 and 2008, On the Town would not seem like a show in need of a Broadway revival. However, several inspired theater artists including director John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and…

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Tony Awards Administration Committee Rules on It’s Only a Play, Holler, On the Town & More~artilcle from Broadway.com

  The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on November 13 for the first time this season to determine the eligibility of seven Broadway productions for the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American…

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Broadway’s An American in Paris Announces Full Casting~article from Theatremania.com

Casting for the Broadway production of An American in Paris has been announced. The musical will make its world premiere on November 22 in Paris with a December 10 opening. Broadway previews at the Palace Theatre are set to begin…

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An American In Paris ~ article from Broadwaysbestshows.com

  An American in Paris brings a classic tale to Broadway with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and book by Craig Lucas. An American in Paris transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding…

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Exclusive! Sneak a Peek at Rehearsals for An American in Paris with Craig Lucas & Christopher Wheeldon~article from Broadway.com

Get a first look at the Broadway-bound musical based on the beloved film An American in Paris with creators Craig Lucas & Christopher Wheeldon. Read more… http://www.broadway.com/videos/155764/exclusive-sneak-a-peek-at-rehearsals-for-an-american-in-paris-with-craig-lucas-christopher-wheeldon/#play

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Preserving the Art of Dance on Broadway ~article from Out.com

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century wants to protect and promote the great choreography of musical theater. Read more… http://www.out.com/entertainment/theater-dance/2014/11/10/adm21-promotes-musical-theater-choreography-joyce-theater

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Kids’ Night on Broadway to Spotlight LGBT Youth~article from Advocate.com

It gets better on Broadway. The Broadway League recently announced that actress Judith Light, a vocal HIV/AIDS and LGBT rights activist, will serve as National Ambassador of the 2015 Kids’ Night on Broadway, which will take place January 9­­­–15. Kids’…

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Neil Patrick Harris, Louis C.K., and Others Honored at Made in NY Awards~article from Backstage.com

Weylin B. Seymour’s in Brooklyn was buzzing Nov. 10 as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López honored some of the city’s most influential artists and entertainment industry professionals at the Made in…

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Cooper, Jackman power Broadway box office~article from Berkshireeagle.com

NEW YORK >> Broadway’s overall box offices are doing swell business these days, and it’s mainly thanks to two leading men — Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper. Jackman is starring in “The River.” Cooper is in “The Elephant Man.” They’re…

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NEW YORK IS INDEED A WONDERFUL TOWN~article from masterworksbroadway.com

See the current revival of On the Town on Broadway, and you’ll hear three sailors proclaim “New York, New York — a helluva town.” See the 1949 film version and you’ll instead hear the three sailors insist “New York, New…

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The Last Ship’ and ‘On the Town’ Setting sail on Broadway~article from Broadstreetreview.com

Two new nautical-themed musicals set sail on Broadway last month, navigating its rough waters with skill and a sense of adventure. Gusto and grace: “The Last Ship” (Photo of the Chicago production by Joan Marcus) Sting, the internationally acclaimed rock…

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Review: Barrington Stage sends a helluva town a helluva hit ~ article from The Westfield News

NEW YORK, NY – Barrington Stage’s summer of 2013 hit, “On The Town” has been retooled for Broadway, and the Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden/Adolph Green/Jerome Robbins hit of 1944 has become Broadway’s big hit of 2014. It’s hard to believe that…

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Japanese Internment, Civil Rights, and On the Town~article from Theatermania.com

The cast of the Broadway revival of On the Town, directed by John Rando, at the Lyric Theatre. Comden, and Adolph Green were all newcomers to Broadway when their debut musical, On the Town, opened in 1944. Previously just a…

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Backstage at On the Town’s Opening Night, Part 2~article from Playbill.com

On the Town’s Elizabeth Stanley took video camera in hand to document everything that happens on an opening night on Broadway. In Part Two of the series, Stanley pops into the dressing rooms of her castmates (includingAlysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong…

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‘New York, New York’ Takes Center Stage Again~blog from Dan Cirucci

If I say “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town,” it’s a safe bet that quite a few of you (particularly those of a certain age) will answer “the Bronx is up at the Battery’s down.” Because you know…

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On the Town~article from Flipside Review.com

  The fizzily entertaining On the Town earns the sobriquet “old-fashioned musical,” thanks to Leonard Bernstein’s gloriously hummable songs (like the immortal “New York, New York” and “Lonely Town”), book writers Comden & Green’s witty lyrics, and the perfect (if…

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Broadway Sailors’ New Leading Lady~article from The New York Times

Early in the show, in the classic number “New York, New York,” the boys do make a plan to get to the statue. New York’s “a helluva town,” the lyrics proclaim, and they want to cram in as much as…

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Sting’s Visceral, Emotional ‘The Last Ship’ Arrives on Broadway~article from RollingStone

At the close of the first act of The Last Ship – the musical conceived by Sting that just opened on Broadway – a group of workers charge the fence that locks them out of the shutdown shipyard where they…

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“ON THE TOWN” SHOWS BROADWAY HOW A MUSICAL REVIVAL IS DONE~article from Letters of the Mezz.com

Broadway revivals are a staple of New York’s theatre tradition. While producers’ motivations are obviously marked by dollar signs, revivals also provide theatergoers with an opportunity to see a beloved production live–and not just subsist on cast recordings, film adaptations,…

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Stage Door: A Hellavu “On The Town” Revival~article from The Film Experience

New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up, but the Battery’s down. The people ride in a hole in the groun’. New York, New York, it’s a helluva town! ♪ ♫ On the Town, the 1944 stage…

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In Performance: Barrett Wilbert Weed of ‘Found’~article from The New York Times

This week’s video features the actress Barrett Wilbert Weed singing the number “Barf Bag Breakup” from “Found,” a new musical with a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and music and lyrics by Eli Bolin. The show, based on…

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An “On the Town” for Our Time~article from The New Yorker

My parents, like all good parents in the mid-forties, took me to see “Oklahoma!” After that, as far as musicals were concerned, I was on my own. I would go to them (and straight plays, too) at Saturday matinees, alone,…

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A Day in the Life of Alysha Umphress of ‘On the Town~article from New York.com

From the time she was a little, little girl Alysha Umphress was obsessed with Broadway cast recordings from Hello Dolly to Anything Goes to Once upon a Mattress to Funny Girl to Crazy for You. “I was such a theater…

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Sting, ‘Sesame Street’ set for Macy’s parade~article from Page Six The New York Post

Sting, Idina Menzel and the cast of “Sesame Street” will be among the stars celebrating at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy’s announced Monday that Kiss, Meghan Trainor, Quvenzhane Wallis and Renee Fleming also will be part of the lineup on…

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Sheinelle Jones goes ‘On the Town’ with the Broadway cast~article from The Today Show

Sheinelle Jones goes ‘On the Town’ with the Broadway cast “On the Town” first premiered on Broadway 70 years ago, and is currently being revived. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones joined the production’s choreographer and dancers to take a shot at learning…

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