A Lovely Night! Rodgers And Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Comes To The McCallum To Ring In The Holiday Season~article from Broadwayworld.com

October 27, 2017 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the McCallum Theatre for a limited engagement of seven performances from Friday,…

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Hamilton Tony Winner Renée Elise Goldsberry Joins Cate Blanchett in A House With a Clock in Its Walls Film~article from Playbill.com

September 29, 2017 Renée Elise Goldsberry, who won a Tony for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, has joined the star-studded cast of Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ A House with a Clock In Its Walls, according to Deadline….

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Dear Evan Hansen’s Colton Ryan Gets Fit~article from Playbill.com

September 23. 2017 The actor, who has stepped in for the demanding title role, walks us through the workout routine that keeps him healthy. Read more… http://www.playbill.com/article/dear-evan-hansens-colton-ryan-gets-fit

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Get a First Look at Ben Platt Guest Starring on Will & Grace~article from Playbill.com

September 29, 2017 Ben Platt, who won a Tony Award earlier this year for his performance in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen, heads to the small screen as a guest star on the newly revived Will & Grace….

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Get Up Close With the Props of Dear Evan Hansen~article from Playbill.comq

September 22. 2017 A lot goes into putting on a Broadway show, from the performances and sound engineering to stage management and lighting. There’s so much happening onstage, that often, theatregoers miss the smaller details—like the props. We went backstage…

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Rejoice! Paula Vogel’s Indecent Will Play a Longer Run on Broadway~article from Broadway.com

June 22, 2017 Audiences will have more chances to see Paula Vogel’s acclaimed play Indecent. Despite an initial June 25 closing announcement, the exciting new work will now remain open through August 6 at the Cort Theatre. Indecent, which began…

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‘Indecent’ review: Gripping, extraordinary play about a play~article from Newsday.com

April 18, 2017 Has there ever been anything quite like “Indecent,” a play that touches — I mean deeply touches — so much rich emotion about history and the theater, anti-Semitism, homophobia, censorship, world wars, red-baiting and, oh, yes, joyful…

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‘Indecent’: A Play About A Yiddish Play That Was Ahead Of Its Time~article from NPR.com

April 29, 2017 When audience members start taking their seats to see Broadway’s Indecent, the actors are already sitting at the back of the stage. Eventually, the lights go down and the performers begin a ghostly dance to klezmer music…

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Review: ‘Indecent’ Pays Heartfelt Tribute to a Stage Scandal~article from NYTimes.com

April 17, 2017 The road to Broadway was paved with compromise for Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance.” Though this early-20th-century Yiddish play had dazzled Greenwich Village audiences in 1922, the show’s producers worried that it might be too provocative for…

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HAMILTON Original Cast Recording Hits Billboard Chart for 100th Consecutive Week; Surpasses RENT in Sales!~article from BroadwayWorld.com

August 31, 2017 Billboard reports that the original Broadway cast recording of the Tony-winning musical Hamilton has made the Billboard 200 chart for the 100th consecutive week. In addition, the recording surpasses the total album sales of the original Broadway…

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HAMILTON Inspires Library of Congress to Digitize Historical Documents~article from Broadwayworld.com

August 29, 2017 Following the enormous popularity of the Tony Award winning musical HAMILTON, The Library of Congress has now digitized a collection of historical documents written by the Founding Father. The collection, consisting of approximately 12,000 items dating from…

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Photo Flash: Michael Luwoye, Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Fete HAMILTON’s Opening Night in L.A.~article Broadwayworld.com

August 24, 2017 HAMILTON just celebrated its opening night in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre (6233 Hollywood Blvd at Hollywood & Vine St), and BroadwayWorld has photos from the star-packed festivities below! The show will run through December…

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HAMILTON Unveils Official App, Featuring Lottery, Stickers, Music, Exclusive Content & More!~article from Broadway World

August 11,2017 Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller have announced that the official app for Hamilton is now available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Initial offerings will include an app-based…

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The Revolution Returns- HAMILTON Will Play San Francisco Again in 2019~article from Broadway World

August 1, 2017 Producer Jeffrey Seller announced today that Hamilton will return to San Francisco in early 2019. Information regarding engagement dates and how to purchase tickets will be announced at a later time.  Read more… https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/The-Revolution-Returns–HAMILTON-Will-Play-San-Francisco-Again-in-2019-20170801

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Tony-Winning Dear Evan Hansen Recoups Broadway Investment~article from Playbill.com

July 17, 2017 Just over a month after winning the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen has recouped its Broadway investment. The production gained its $9.5 million capitalization in eight and a half months. Produced by Stacey…

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Grosses Analysis: Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away Deliver Strong Summer Box Office Returns~Article from Playbill.com

July 31, 2017 Dear Evan Hansen, the 2017 Tony winner for Best Musical starring Ben Platt, had one of its strongest weeks to date, earning $1,709,346—just shy of its $1,725,297 box office record from July 9. Get an in-depth look at…

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16 Biggest Breakout Stars of 2016: Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, Millie Bobby Brown & More~article from The Daily Beast

In the performative age of social media, personal brands, and dating apps, it’s a revolutionary idea: What if we were happy to just be ourselves? The journey to that sort of peace, if she ever finds it, is at the…

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Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss perform ‘Only Us’ from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on TODAY~video from Today Show

The Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen” is being hailed as the next “Hamilton.” Its stars, Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss perform “Only Us” live on TODAY.  Click on link below http://www.today.com/video/ben-platt-and-laura-dreyfuss-perform-only-us-from-dear-evan-hansen-on-today-846443587717

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Broadway star Ben Platt on ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ and his arm cast~video from Today Show

Ben Platt is the star of the new Broadway show, “Dear Evan Hansen,” where he plays the title role of an anxious, socially-awkward high school student with no friends, which has opened to rave reviews.  Click below to see video…

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How To Top a Tony-Winning Year~article from Playbill.com

This past year was a momentous one for Broadway. On several occasions, the theatre community used its platform to show its support, educate, or comment on world events. It’s not surprising then, that the 2016 Tony Awards (the 70th Annual…

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Broadway Celebrates New Year With Record Weekly Grosses~article from The Hollywood Reporter

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked’ and ‘The Lion King’ all soared past $3 million, with a host of other $1 million-plus earners pushing the overall total close to $50 million for the history-making week.  Read more… http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/broadway-celebrates-new-year-record-weekly-grosses-960490

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Meet Ben Platt, Broadway Breakout Star of Dear Evan Hansen~article by Vogue.com

Ben Platt, the 23-year-old star of the gripping, psychological Dear Evan Hansen, heralds the arrival of a new generation of Broadway talent. He’s been ready for it almost since the day he was born. Most of us struggle for years trying…

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Ben Platt Is Broadway’s Newest Leading Man—Backpack Included~article from Playbill.com

Four days before Ben Platt’s birthday, he’s come to meet me at Hell’s Kitchen Park on Tenth Avenue. He’s about to turn 23—but it’s “17 if anybody asks,” he says slyly. That’s because come November 14 he zips up his…

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5 Must-See Shows if You’re in New York This Month~article from New York Times

With the Broadway season getting especially busy, we’re here to offer monthly help on what you should see in New York. Here, the New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood offers a look at two adventurous new musicals soon to…

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Step into our Opening Night on Broadway | DEAR EVAN HANSEN~video from Youtube.com

Click on the link below to see the opening night on Broadway… https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=17s&v=vunrIXTowZ4  

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Broadway’s Hot Tickets and Hot Clothes~article from TheDailyBeast.com

Reporter Frank DiLella knows theater and fashion, covering plays and interviewing performers for NY1 and also doing their Fashion Week coverage. Here he predicts what’s going to be hot on Broadway this fall, and he tells us how to look…

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13 Broadway Shows We’re Dying to See This Fall~article from Backstage.com

The Broadway plays and musicals on offer in the Fall 2016 season are worth their exorbitant ticket prices! Here’s your complete list of all 13 shows opening between now and the end of the year. “The Encounter” (Opens Sept. 29)…

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Box Office Opens Today for New Broadway Musical Dear Evan Hansen~article from Playbill.com

The box office at the Music Box Theatre, which will soon be the home of the Broadway transfer of Dear Evan Hansen, opens for business October 3. Previews for the acclaimed musical, which began its New York life last season Off-Broadway,…

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Casting for HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS Among 2017 Artios Awards Theatre Nominees~article from Broadwayworld.com

The Casting Society of America has announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual Artios Awards. The ceremony, which honors excellence in casting in all forms of entertainment, has included some of the theatre’s finest among their 2016 nominations. In addition…

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Danielle Brooks, Lucy Liu & Cynthia Erivo Help Honor Cicely Tyson At American Theatre Wing Gala!~article for JustJared.com

Danielle Brooks is gorgeous in white while attending the 2016 American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Cicely Tyson held at The Plaza Hotel on Monday (September 26) in New York City. The 27-year-old Orange Is The New Black actress was joined at the event by Lucy Liu, Cynthia…

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Leslie Odom, Jr., Cynthia Erivo and More to Headline Women’s Association of NJPAC Spotlight Gala~article from Broadwayworld.com

Tony Award winners Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton) and Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Kenny Lattimore will bring their powerful voices and dynamic stage presence to NJPAC’s 21st Annual Spotlight Gala of the Women’s Association of NJPAC on Saturday, October 1….

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Tony Winners Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom, Jr. Join Forces for Elegant Soul~article from Playbill.com

Tony Award winners Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton) and Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) will join forces October 1 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for The 21st Annual Spotlight Gala of the Women’s Association of NJPAC, which supports NJPAC’s Department of…

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No longer ‘Frozen,’ Alex Timbers will tackle ‘Moulin Rouge’~article from AMNewYork.com

It was inevitable that Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge” would be adapted into a stage musical, although it did take a while. It was confirmed late last week that the project is now in development. Alex Timbers (who was recently removed from the Broadway-bound…

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September Editor’s Picks: 10 Plays, Musicals, & Concerts to See This Month in NYC~article by Broadwaybox.com

1. [Insert back to school joke] but seriously get yourself back to the Winter Garden Theatre to see School of Rock this month. Here’s why: Tony nominee Alex Brightman crushes it now more than ever—it’s incredible. New leading lady Jenn Gambatese is serving you everything you want in…

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Producer Scott Sanders to Direct Westfield Entertainment~article from New York Times

The Westfield Corporation, which recently opened a new mall in the World Trade Center Oculus, has tapped the Tony-winning producer Scott Sanders to direct its entertainment offerings. Westfield announced this week that it had acquired his company, Scott Sanders Productions — the…

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In Case You Missed It: August 20-26~article from Playbill.com

Playwright Paula Vogel has known a lot of different kinds of success in her long career, including a Pulitzer Prize for her best-known play How I Learned to Drive to Broadway. One kind of success she hasn’t experienced is that…

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Carrie Compere Stars In The Color Purple On Broadway~article from BlackAmericaweb.com

New Jersey native Carrie Compere plays a Church Lady in the Color Purple on Broadway. Most known for her roles on stage in Holler If You Hear Me and Shrek, she talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her role in the hit Broadway play and how after…

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Flashback Friday: Jennifers Hudson and Holliday Are Telling You…~article from Theatermania.com

The Color Purple has spoken and Broadway’s next Shug Avery will be none another than stage legend Jennifer Holliday, who will take the reins from fellow Tony winner Heather Headley beginning October 4. The part feels written in the stars for…

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Jennifer Holliday to Star in ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway~article from New York.com

Yet another Dreamgirl will be joining the cast of The Color Purple. Jennifer Holliday will take on the role of Shug Avery, the charismatic blues singer, in the revival of the musical on October 4. Holliday won a Tony for her blazing…

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You’re Gonna Love Shug: Tony-Winning Dreamgirls Star Jennifer Holliday to Join The Color Purple on Broadway~article from Broadway.com

A new Shug Avery’s comin’ to town, and she is not goin’. Tony and Grammy winner Jennifer Holliday will step into the Broadway revival of The Color Purple. The Dreamgirls favorite is scheduled to take her first bow at the…

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Jennifer Holliday joining The Color Purple revival~article from US Entertainment

This time, Jennifer Holliday is following in Jennifer Hudson’s footsteps.  Read More… http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/24/jennifer-holliday-color-purple    

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Jennifer Holliday to Join Cast of ‘The Color Purple’~article from The New York Times

Jennifer Holliday, the actress who won a Tony Award for her blistering performance as Effie White in the original production of “Dreamgirls,” is joining the cast of “The Color Purple.”  Read more… http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/theater/jennifer-holliday-to-join-cast-of-the-color-purple.html?_r=1  

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Ex-‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. celebrates new solo album~article from New York Post Page Six

Leslie Odom Jr. — who left “Hamilton” on Saturday — was celebrating the release of his new solo album by Monday. “I just wrapped up doing a Broadway show,” said Odom Jr. while performing at the Heath at the McKittrick…

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VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE’s Cynthia Erivo’s ‘Summertime’~article from Broadwayworld.com

Two Broadway newcomers who made stunning first impressions recently teamed up to create a sumptuous combination of their artistry to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin’s PORGY AND BESS classic, “Summertime.” Cynthia Erivo, 2016’s Best Actress in a Musical…

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Photos! Laura Osnes and Rema Webb Give Aspiring Singers Their Carnegie Moment~article from Playbill.com

Laura Osnes and Rema Webb mentored a group of singers given the chance to perform on the Carnegie Hall stage.  Read more.. http://www.playbill.com/article/photos-see-these-aspiring-singers-have-their-carnegie-moment

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She’s Beautiful and She’s Here! The Color Purple Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Receives Sardi’s Portrait~article from Broadway.com

The Color Purple Tony winner Cynthia Erivo was presented with a Sardi’s portrait on July 12.  See more…   http://www.broadway.com/shows/the-color-purple-broadway/photos/shes-beautiful-and-shes-here-the-color-purple-tony-winner-cynthia-erivo-receives-sardis-portrait/

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11 crucial career lessons we can learn from the award-winning musical ‘Hamilton’~article from Business Insider

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit “Hamilton” is everything (you don’t win sixteen Tonys by just being mediocre). It’s also pretty much about everything: it manages to cram musings on history, passion, governance, memory, legacy, friendship, war, jealousy, love, race, America, and…

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Tony Awards 2016: The Winners List~article from Access Hollywood

List of select winners for the 2016 Tony Awards, announced Sunday.  Read more… https://www.accesshollywood.com/articles/bc-us-tony-awards-list9th-ld-writethru/

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HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & MORE LIGHT UP THE 2016 TONY AWARDS~article from Broadway Black`

On Broadway’s biggest, and now most historic night, ten of the 14 Tony-nominated musicals of the 2015-2016 season brought light and life to the CBS telecast held at the Beacon Theatre. Watch the triumphant performances below:  See below http://broadwayblack.com/2016-tony-award-performances/  

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At the Tonys, Moments to Remember~article from The New York Times

In a Tony Awards night shadowed by the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., prizewinners and other performers worked hard to strike a balance between joy and reflection. Here are some moments to remember: The Hardest-Working Man in Showbiz Soon after delivering…

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Tony Awards 2016: Winners list, from ‘Hamilton’ to ‘The Humans’~article from AM New York

We knew it could happen: a “Hamilton” sweep. The must-see-but-can’t-obtain-tickets-for musical went into the ceremony with an unprecendented 16 nominations.  Lin-Manuel Miranda and his hip-hop musical did go home with armfuls of awards, but others – notably “The Humans” and “The…

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN~THEATER, DATES AND COMPLETE CASTING ANNOUNCED!

DEAR EVAN HANSEN WILL OPEN ON BROADWAY AT THE BELASCO THEATRE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016 BEN PLATT TO REPRISE HIS OBIE-WINNING PERFORMANCE ALONGSIDE LAURA DREYFUSS, RACHEL BAY JONES, JENNIFER LAURA THOMPSON, MIKE FAIST, MICHAEL PARK, WILL ROLAND & KRISTOLYN…

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How Scott Rudin’s Book of Mormon blazed a trail for Hamilton~article from Crain’s New York

When banker turned Broadway backer Roger Berlind, producer of Nine and Proof, was invited to a workshop for a frolicking musical satire about hapless American missionaries transported to a war-torn, AIDS-ridden village in modern Uganda, he was instantly, if improbably, won over. Mocking Mormonism,…

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Live #Ham4Ham 5/18/16 — Patti Lupone: Cell Phones Allowed~video from Youtube.com

Cell phones were allowed at today’s #Ham4Ham show when Lin-Manuel Miranda brought Patti Lupone out to give her regards to Broadway! …Watch the video below…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuAvkhIYOms&feature=youtu.be

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BROADWAY DRAMA: The Two STARS From Broadway’s A COLOR PURPLE . . . Are CAT-FIGHTING BACK STAGE . . . Can’t We All JUST GET ALONG!!!~MEDIATAKEOUT.COM

According to the NY Post’s Page Six, the two stars of the Broadway hit show A Color Purple are fighting. Not over money, or stage time . . . but over dressing rooms. Here is how the NY Post is…

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Chatter of dressing room drama at ‘The Color Purple’~article from Page Six NY Post

Heather Headley is the toast of Broadway, having successfully taken over for Jennifer Hudson in “The Color Purple.” But we hear one person who wasn’t thrilled with the details of Headley’s arrival at the Jacobs Theatre is the show’s megatalented…

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The Tony Awards: Who Will Win (and Who Should)~article from The New York Times

Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood, the theater critics for The New York Times, make their Tony Award choices. For the Should Have Been Nominated category, the critics were allowed to expand the potential nominees to Off Broadway productions, which are…

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Drama League Awards Nominations: Jessica Lange, Lupita Nyong’o, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Lots More (FULL LIST)~article from Variety.com

“Hamilton,” “School of Rock,” “American Psycho” and “Waitress” are among the Broadway nominees vying for the new musical trophy at the 2016 Drama League Awards, with plays “The Humans,” “Eclipsed” and “King Charles III” among those in the running for…

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Awards Season ~ article from Broadwayworld.com

The nominations keep rolling in! The Drama League has announced the 2016 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were…

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‘Hamilton’ Producers and Actors Reach Deal on Sharing Profits~article from The New York Times

The producers of “Hamilton,” a show that could well make hundreds of millions of dollars, on Friday bowed to pressure and said they would share some of the musical’s profits with original cast members. The deal, which was announced by…

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Watch Jennifer Hudson Sing “Circle of Life” A Cappella~article from Playbill.com

Jennifer Hudson, who concludes her run in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple May 8, was a recent guest on The Daily Show. Hudson discussed her Broadway debut as well as her role in the forthcoming HBO film Confirmation. The former American Idol finalist also…

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Orange Is the New Black Star Reveals Her Favorite ‘Guilty Pleasure’ TV Shows~article fom Adweek.com

Specs Age 26 Claim to fame Stars as Taystee on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black; currently appearing as Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway Base New York Twitter @thedanieb Adweek: What’s the first information you consume in the…

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VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & James Corden Sing Public Domain Songs on LATE LATE SHOW~article from Broadwayworld.com

On last night’s LATE LATE SHOW, lacking a budget for licensed music, James and guest Jennifer Hudson duet on some popular tunes that don’t carry a price tag. Later, James asks Jennifer if she’s thought about how her career would have transpired…

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Watch These Kids Slay A Song From “Hamilton”~article from Buzzfeed.com

MCC Theater’s annual Miscast Gala features Broadway stars performing musical numbers associated with roles they would never get cast in. This year’s event, which honored MCC alum Marisa Tomei, was held Monday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan…

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE COLOR PURPLE’s Patrice Covington~article from BroadwayWorld.com

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week’s edition, we caught up withPatrice Covington, who…

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CYNTHIA ERIVO: BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE~article from Broadway StyleGuide

Cynthia Erivo keeps following in Whoopi Goldberg’s footsteps. One of the British actress’s “first big jobs” was playing Deloris Van Cartier in the UK tour of, and now, she’s making her Broadway debut as Celie Harris in the TheColor Purple—both roles…

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The Color Purple~article from This Week In New York

The Color Purple achieves the extremely rare, elusive grand slam with its stirring new Broadway revival. Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for her 1982 novel about a horribly abused and mistreated girl in the Depression-era…

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Forest Whitaker makes a moving Broadway debut in ‘Hughie’~article from USA Today

NEW YORK — Close your eyes and just listen, and you’ll never recognize the Oscar-winning actor now making his Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre. Never mind that Forest Whitaker’s distinctly textured baritone has added authority and nuance to a range of complex…

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Review: In ‘Hughie,’ With Forest Whitaker, Two Desolate Lost Souls~article from The New York Times

The dim and cavernous hotel lobby is, as one of its two inhabitants puts it, “about as homey as the morgue.” But for Erie Smith, the fidgety man who comes up with that desolate description, this morgue is the only…

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Live With Kelly & Michael~Forest Whitaker~ Aol.On

Watch Kelly & Michael interview with Forest Whitaker…see more http://on.aol.com/video/live-with-kelly-and-michael-forest-whitaker-519533702

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Hey, Sport! ​Know Your Old New York Slang~article from The New York Times

A Broadway revival of a little-known Eugene O’Neill play, “Hughie,”features some choice slang that is likely to be unfamiliar to contemporary audiences — most of them words that O’Neill heard on the streets of New York in the late-19th and early-20th…

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‘The Color Purple’ review: Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson shine bright in musical revival produced by Oprah Winfrey~article from The New York Daily News

My heart has suddenly grown fonder for “The Color Purple,” the musical that ended its first Broadway run in 2008. That’s just seven years ago. So the spike in appreciation for the show — produced, like last time, by Oprah…

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The Color Purple~article from Time Out New York

Seeing The Color Purple on Broadway, a decade after its premiere, is like meeting an old friend who has gotten her life together since the last time you saw her. It seems more confident in itself, surer in its sexuality,…

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Jennifer Hudson, Without a Safety Net, Prepares for ‘The Color Purple’~article from NYTimes.com

A year ago, the producers of “The Color Purple,” the Broadway musical adapted from the Alice Walker novel, called the singer and actress Jennifer Hudson and asked if she would consider joining the cast of the show’s revival. Ms. Hudson…

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FRANKLYHANK: JENNIFER HUDSON’S BROADWAY DEBUT; BEYONCE’S DUET DISS~article from WindyCityLive.com

CHICAGO — Oscar and Grammy winner – and Chicago native – Jennifer Hudson is making her Broadway debut. Last night, previews began Tuesday night for “The Color Purple” in New York City. Hudson plays Shug Avery in this bare-bones production…

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See Jennifer Hudson Take Her Thrilling First Broadway Bow in The Color Purple! – article from Playbill.com

The Broadway production of The Color Purple began previews on Nov. 10. In this peek inside the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, stars Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks took the stage alongside fellow cast members for their first official…

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Jennifer Hudson Makes ‘The Color Purple’ Broadway Debut!~article from JustJared.com

Jennifer Hudson is all smiles while taking her first bow at the first preview of Broadway’s The Color Purple held at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Tuesday (November 10) in New York City.  Read more… http://www.justjared.com/2015/11/11/jennifer-hudson-makes-the-color-purple-broadway-debut/

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Dames at Sea~article from Thefrontrowcenter.com

Deconstruct a Sam Peckinpah western for the stage and you get a tight piece of absurdism like Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love. Deconstruct a Busby Berkeley movie musical and you have the loose two hours of light-heartedness that is Dames…

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Dames at Sea: All Aboard~article from Huffingtonpost.com

Is there anything Broadway shows love more than to make a show within a show? Before you roll your eyes at yet another in this genre, know that Dames at Sea was ahead of its time in identifying this culture…

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Broadway Review: ‘Dames at Sea’ at Helen Hayes Theater~article from NYTheatreguide.com

In 1966 the country was still reeling from the deaths of JFK, and we are soon to lose MLK, Malcolm X and RFK. We were sitting in what seemed to be an unending war. It was a very despondent time…

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Gloria Estefan, Dames at Sea Stars, and More Honor Bernadette Peters~article by Theatermania.com

The Drama League honored Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters at its annual gala, held November 2 at the Plaza Hotel. The lineup for the evening’s musical tribute included Gloria Estefan (On Your Feet!), Joel Grey (Anything Goes), Norm Lewis (The…

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Michelle Obama sneaks into ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway; Beyoncé’s security not quite as tight~article from Daily News.com

FLOTUS MAKES DUAL VISITS TO “HAMILTON” The team behind Broadway smash “Hamilton” turned out the house lights to allow Michelle Obama to sneak into the Sunday matinee. Read more… http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/flotus-sneaks-hamilton-beyonce-tight-security-article-1.2377744

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We’re Going to YouTube Church With the Ladies of The Color Purple~article from BoadwayBox.com

It’s almost the long party weekend—you’re practically there, but you need a push to get you over this final hump. Well, the ladies of the upcoming The Color Purple revival have got you covered. Get ready for videos that will…

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Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis~article form APnews.com

NEW YORK (AP) – The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer – “Hamilton.” But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next…

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Jennifer Hudson, George Takei and Bruce Willis are the highlights of new Broadway season-article from USnews.com

NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — “Hamilton.” But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next…

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Review: ‘An American in Paris,’ a Romance of Song and Step~reviews from The New York Times.com

The city of light is ablaze with movement in the rhapsodic new stage adaptation of “An American in Paris” that opened at the Palace Theater on Sunday, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, a gifted luminary of the ballet world….

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BWW Interview: Elizabeth Stanley Preps for Birdland Show, Fangirls Over Betty Comden, and More ~article from Broadwayworld.com

Elizabeth Stanley may very well be Betty Comden’s biggest fan. Ever. Currently starring as Claire De Loone in ON THE TOWN, Stanley will be taking the Birdland stage tonight in “I Get Carried Away,” her solo show in tribute to…

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THE ENSEMBLIST~Q&A: Stephen Hanna~ article from TheEnsemblist.com

This ballet to Broadway superstar tells some pretty cool stories on our latest episode- find out a little bit more about him!  

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NYC STUDENTS GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF BROADWAY’S ‘ON THE TOWN~article from NYMetroparents.com

Students from public schools in all five New York City boroughs were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the Broadway musical On the Town on March 26. Hundreds of kids gathered at the Lyric Theatre in Times…

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On the Town’s #FlossieAndSaucy Video Shorts Are Just Too Darn Delightful~article from Broadwaybox.com

But like a colorful little Easter egg in this musical extravaganza are the characters of Flossie (Holly Ann Butler) and Saucy (Lori Ann Ferreri), two NYC dames who appear to be everywhere talking about man troubles of some kind. It’s…

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics – 3/28 – THE KING AND I Men Snap First #SIP, Plus AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, ON THE TOWN, and More!~article from broadwayworld.com

It’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for BroadwayWorld’s “Saturday Intermission Pics” roundup! Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to Andrew Keenan-Bolger‏ (@KeenanBlogger) and Max von Essen…

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“On The Town” Cancels Entire Week Of Performances~article from UltimateBraodway.com

On the Town is canceling six performances in the Spring for a “scheduled event” at the Lyric Theater. Sorry tourists! You won’t be able to be out on the town May 7th through May 12th. But don’t worry, the show…

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics – March 7 – PIPPIN National Tour Celebrates 200 Performances and More!~article from BroadwayWorld.com

​ It’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for BroadwayWorld’s “Saturday Intermission Pics” roundup! Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to Andrew Keenan-Bolger‏ (@KeenanBlogger) and Max von…

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At Home With On the Town’s Clyde Alves, A Singing Sailor Stationed Uptown~article from Playbill.com

Some people will go to great lengths to maintain ties with their closest friends. They’ll babysit, help out by making meals, or they might even lend money. But Clyde Alves (currently co-starring in On the Town) and his wife Robyn…

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Vanessa Hudgens and AnnaSophia Robb Catch A Broadway Show Together~article from JustJaredJr.com

Vanessa Hudgens and AnnaSophia Robb have a fun girls’ night out on Broadway while catching a performance of the classic musical On the Town on Saturday evening (March 7) in New York City. The ladies popped backstage after the show…

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Meet the Siblings who danced their way to Broadway~article from NYPost.com

Ten years ago, Megan Fairchild splurged on a box set of four Gene Kelly musicals. Little did the New York City Ballet dancer suspect that she and her brother, Robert, would end up starring in two of them. At the…

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SYTYCD winner Ricky Ubeda talks joining Broadway musical On the Town~article from Entertainment Weekly

So You Think You Can Dance victor Ricky Ubeda got more than a check when he won the competition’s 11th season: As part of his prize, he joins the cast of the hit Broadway musical On The Town from Feb….

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Entertainment: Darren Criss; Kelly Clarkson; chef Art Smith; Tom Ford~article from Windy City Media Group

Glee star Darren Criss is set to replace John Cameron Mitchell in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, according to NewNowNext.com . Mitchell is temporarily stepping out from the show to recover from a knee surgery, but…

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Photos! Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Lea DeLaria Reunite For a Night On the Town~article from Broadway.com

About This Gallery On the Town alums Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Lea DeLaria, who played Chip and Hildy in the 1998 production, reunited to visit the new Broadway cast of the hit musical on February 24, 2015 at the Lyric…

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The Kitchen Concerts: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz~article from Theatermania.com

A jazzy new tune from the On the Town starlet and her musical collaborator. Eight times a week, Broadway songstress Alysha Umphress lights up the stage of the Lyric Theatre as sexy cab driver Hildy in On the Town. On…

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TV DANCE CONTEST WINNER TO ENTER BROADWAY’S ‘ON THE TOWN’~article from Associated Press

  NEW YORK (AP) — The newest winner of TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” is ready for his Broadway close-up. Ricky Ubeda, a 19-year-old from Miami, won the Fox TV contest show in September and will join the…

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Cole Haan Hosts NYCB ‘Nutcracker’ Event~article from WomensWearDaily.com

AnnaSophia Robb and Jaime King Photo By Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com DANCE FEVER: To celebrate their ongoing collaboration with New York City Ballet principal dancers Sara Mearns, Megan Fairchild and Gretchen Smith with whom they designed a ballet flat line, Cole Haan…

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Broadway’s Carols for a Cure, Volume 16 Available Now on iTunes!~article from Edgenewyork.com

The 16th edition of “Carols for a Cure” the popular annual Broadway-fueled holiday music series benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is available for digital download on the iTunes store. The 2014 editions features the talents of international rocker Sting, personalities…

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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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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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Old New York in ‘On the Town’~article from The Huffington Post

The sights and sounds of old New York are just a few of the marvels of the musical On the Town, newly revived at the Lyric Theater. If you see a subway sign marked IRT, you know you are in…

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Why Live Entertainment Isn’t Going Away~article from Bloombergtv.com

Howard Kagan and Janet Kagan, producers of “On The Town,” explain why live entertainment isn’t going away. They speak with Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox on “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)  Read more… http://www.bloomberg.com/video/why-live-entertainment-isn-t-going-away-NpGHzk2GS8eWtRaz5RdjoQ.html

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10 Things You May Not Know About Me: Keke Palmer of ‘Cinderella’~article from NewYork.com

To say 2014 has been a good year for Keke Palmer would be an understatement. At just 20 years old, the Robbins, Illinois native, born Lauren Keyana Palmer, made television history as the youngest person to host their own talk…

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See All The Best Red Carpet Looks From The 2014 Emmy Awards!~article from Lucky Magazine

The Primetime Emmy Awards signal the start of one of our favorite times of the year here at Lucky HQ: awards season! The Emmys tend to be one of our favorite ceremonies—they’re more lighthearted than, say, the Oscars. And with…

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Why Keke Palmer Is a Real-Life Cinderella~article by VH1

Keke Palmer turns 21 today, and the actress has plenty to celebrate. Over the past year, she’s parlayed her 2013 role in VH1’s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story into a talk show, a high-profile photo shoot promoted by Vanity Fair, and…

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A New Set of Believers, but the Same Peppy Faith ~ article from New York Times.com

Eating clean and healthy really does keep a body healthy. Just look at those nonsmoking, nondrinking boys in “The Book of Mormon.” They’ve been hanging around in the insalubrious, soul-sapping environs of Broadway for more than three years. Yet they don’t…

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Two-Time Tony Winner to Spread Magic in Broadway’s Cinderella~article from Playbill.com

Judy Kaye, a two-timeTony Award winning actress,  will take on the role of Fairy Godmother Marie in the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, producers announced Aug. 11. Kaye joins actress Keke Palmer and “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd,…

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Paige Faure on Stepping Into Cinderella’s Glass Slippers, Her Les Miz Love & Being a Dance Moms Kid~article from Broadway Buzz.com

  Paige Faure on Stepping Into Cinderella’s Glass Slippers, Her Les Miz Love & Being a Dance Moms Kid. Read more… http://www.broadway.com/buzz/176671/paige-faure-on-stepping-into-cinderellas-glass-slippers-her-les-miz-love-being-a-dance-moms-kid/

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Project Runway Host Heidi Klum Has an Evening Fit for a Princess at Broadway’s Cinderella~article from Broadway.com

About This Gallery Heidi Klum of TV’s Project Runway knows good fashion when she sees it—and on July 12, she was dazzled by the Tony-winning sparkling gowns by costume designer William Ivey Long in Cinderella on Broadway! Click to see…

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Little princesses! Heidi Klum’s daughters Leni and Lou wear adorable white gowns to see Broadway play with Mom and brothers~article from Daily Mail Online.com

With a prime place in the spotlight, she’s always the centre of attention. But it was Heidi Klum’s daughters Leni, 10, and Lou, four, who couldn’t be missed on Saturday, as the 41-year-old model took them, and her sons Johan,…

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If the Shoe fits! Heidi Klum gets close to glass slipper as she meets Cinderella cast after taking children to Broadway Play~article from Mailonline.com

Heidi Klum nearly had the glass slipper on Saturday as she met with the cast of Cinderella after treating her four children to the Broadway play. The 41-year-old television star held up the leg and the slipper of actress Paige…

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2014 Tony Awards: ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ and ‘All the Way’ Take Top Honors~article from The New York Times

Charles Isherwood, a theater critic for The Times, and Eric Grode, a writer and critic for The Times, live-blogged the 68th annual Tony Awards.  Read more… http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/2014-tony-awards-live-coverage/

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BWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated Musicals~article from Broadway World

Look, we get it, whether due to budget or geography, you didn’t see every show of the Broadway season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be fully up-to-date for this Sunday’s Tony Awards. To help get you prepared for theatre’s…

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Photo Coverage: Inside the Drama Desk Awards Winners’ Room with Mays, McDonald, Cranston, Mueller, Harris & More!~article from Broadway World

Just last night, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (“The Sound of Music Live!”, Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street)….

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Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, and More Arrive at the 2014 Drama Desk Awards~article from Theatermania

The stars came out for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Ceremony, held June 1 at Town Hall in Manhattan. This year’s roster of nominees, decided by the organization of theater critics, writers, and editors, included Broadway favorites Idina Menzel,…

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Aretha Franklin ready for Broadway respect~article from New York Post

I’m here to relay a message from the Queen of Soul to the producers of the Tony-nominated “After Midnight.” Aretha Franklin is interested in appearing in your show. She told me so herself Saturday at a dinner hosted by Clive…

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ alumni in Broadway’s ‘After Midnight’~article from My Fox New York

Season 11 of “So You Think You Can Dance” premieres on Fox 5 Wednesday night. Two former contestants from the show have hit it big on the great white way. Virgil Gadson and Julius Chisolm say the show helped them…

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BWW TV: Chatting with Audra McDonald, Cherry Jones, Jefferson Mays & More at the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards! (TV Content)~article from Broadway World

Broadway stars Billy Porter, Victoria Clark, Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin and Shuler Hensley served as gala award presenters at the 64th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony last week at the legendary Sardis Restaurant. Outer Critics Circle is the organization…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Phillip Attmore & Daniel Watts~article from Broadway World

After Midnight, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem’s Golden Age, recently earned a whopping 7 Tony Awards nonimations, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know…

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BWW TV: Tony Nominee Adriane Lenox Sings ‘Women Be Wise’ at STARS IN THE ALLEY!~article from Broadway World

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was presented earlier this week in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor…

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After Midnight: Duke Ellington Memorial~article from Yahoo Celebrity

NEW YORK, NY – Mercedes Ellington (L) (granddaughter) and musician Art Baron, one of the last surviving musicians who played with Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington along with members of the Licoln Center All Stars band from The Broadway musical After…

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WAKE UP with BWW 5/19/14 – Obies, LuPone in CRADLE WILL ROCK, MTC Gala & More!~article from Broadway World

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today’s big news: Tonight is this year’s Obie Awards ceremony, Patti LuPone returns to the stage for…

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