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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This Broadway Star Is Just 1 Step Away From an EGOT After Oscar Nod~article from Fortune.com

Look how far he’s come! Hamilton writer-actor-composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is now only one step away from claiming the coveted EGOT title thanks to his Academy Award nomination for Moana‘s “How Far I’ll Go.” The elite club of performers features people…

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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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Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate~article from The NY Times

“Hamilton,” an improbable hip-hop musical about America’s first Treasury secretary, completed its rapturous march across America’s awards landscape on Sunday, picking up Broadway’s highest honor: the Tony Award for best new musical.  Read more:   http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/theater/tony-awards.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

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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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Angelica, Eliza…and PATTI! Watch Patti LuPone Give Her Regards to Hamilton HopefulsAngelica, Eliza…and PATTI! Watch Patti LuPone Give Her Regards to Hamilton Hopefuls~article from Broadway.com

We never thought we’d say this, but we’re so glad someone caught Patti LuPone on Facebook Live. The Tony-winning grande dame took to the streets outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre to serenade Hamilton lotto hopefuls during the May 18 #Ham4Ham…

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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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A Tribute to Prince from the cast of The Color Purple on Broadway~Youtube.com

A Tribute to Prince from the cast of The Color Purple on Broadway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6KUTL0PXl0&feature=youtu.be

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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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Why History Has Its Eyes on Hamilton’s Diversity~article from Time.com

In 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda, a man once not known to many outside his circle of Broadway legions, shed light on another man once not known to many outside a circle of knowledgeable historians. But Miranda took one of America’s founding…

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The Color Purple, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York — ‘Poignant’~Financial Times.com

Many of my friends find me hard to please. To them, I report that when Cynthia Erivo, who plays Celie in The Color Purple, finished her Act Two number, “I’m Here”, I shed my normal reserve and joined in the…

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Aisle View: The Color Purple in Radiant Bloom~article from The Huffington Post

In one of the more notable turnarounds in recent Broadway history, The Color Purple–which many viewers found self-deflated and uninvolving when it premiered in 2005–reveals itself upon its return (via London) as a stunning, exhilarating and altogether joyful theatrical experience….

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The Color Purple: EW stage review~article from Entertainment Weekly

Purple, the color purple, represents what’s beautiful in the world, the good things in creation. “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it,” writes Alice Walker in…

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The Color Purple:Theater Review~article from The Hollywood Reporter

Wow, what a difference a more-focused production makes. When the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s searing story of abuse and deliverance, The Color Purple, premiered on Broadway in 2005, its rewards were compromised by the overblown production. Ten years later,…

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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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‘Dames at Sea’ at The Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City~DCMetrotheaterarts.com

Way back in the dark ages (circa early 1930s) when musicals were musical comedies (if you don’t know what I mean, listen to “Musicals,” the showstopper in the light-hearted hit Something Rotten!), the writers and composers’ aim was simply to…

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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: ‘Hamilton,’ Young Rebels Changing History and Theater~article from NewYorkTimes.com

Yes, it really is that good. At this point, it would be almost a relief to report that “Hamilton” — the musical that opened at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night — has shrunk beneath the bloat of its…

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Pioneering ballet star Misty Copeland is Broadway bound~article from The Daily News

Just days after breaking racial barriers in ballet, Misty Copeland has her toes pointed toward Broadway. The American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American principal dancer is set to make her Broadway debut in August, tackling the role of Ivy Smith in…

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Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theater to Join ‘On the Town’~article from The New York Times

Misty Copeland, the ballerina who made history last week when she became the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater, is taking on a new challenge this summer: She is heading to Broadway. Ms….

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Additional Casting Announced for Broadway’s The Color Purple~article from Playbill.com

Additional principal casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of The Color Purple, which will begin previews Nov. 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, the musical has scheduled Dec. 10…

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Nominations for the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing

Best Play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Author: Simon Stephens Producers: Stuart Thompson, Tim Levy for NT America, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Nick Starr & Chris Harper for NT Productions, Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Scott M….

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“AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” MAKES DANCE ITS ESSENTIAL LANGUAGE~article from Chicago Sun Times

NEW YORK…..With his production of “An American in Paris,” Christopher Wheeldon can be added to that impressive list of choreographers (Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Susan Stroman, Kathlen Marshall and Jerry Mitchell, among others) who moved on to direct some of…

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BWW Reviews: Wheeldon’s Ravishing AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Beautifully Fuses Ballet and Drama~article from Broadwayworld.com

Seventy years ago there was new musical on Broadway featuring the work of a choreographer who had previously been the exclusive property of the ballet world. Inspired by the symphonic jazz of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins seamlessly blended dance into…

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An American in Paris’ review: Gershwin songs and dancing are beautiful~article from New York Daily News

A JOYOUS ex-G.I. in “An American in Paris” can’t contain the thrill of finding the girl of his dreams. So he sings a Gershwin tune, “I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck.” But the reason this beautiful ballet-happy show is so richly satisfying…

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An American in Paris’ review: Thrilling musical~article from Newsday

From the first moments of “An American Paris,” two things are clear about this new Gershwin musical. First, it is far more than just another Broadway remake of a Hollywood movie. And the ballet world’s choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, in his…

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‘American in Paris’ has rhythm, rapture~article from USA Today

NEW YORK — Anyone who doubts that dance can be an expression of pure masculine prowess has never seen Gene Kelly in a movie musical. It’s unlikely any performer could match the unique combination of robust athleticism and playful wit,…

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‘An American in Paris’ theater review — 3 stars~review by AM New York

Call it déjà vu, a coincidence or odd planning, but there are now two musicals on Broadway based on Oscar-winning 1950s Technicolor MGM movie musicals that starred Leslie Caron, were directed by Vincente Minnelli and are romances set in Paris….

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‘An American in Paris’: Theater Review~review from The Hollywood Reporter

Some Broadway seasons can slip by leaving the sad impression that the expressive power of dance in the musical-theater lexicon has been forgotten. But this one has already yielded the joyous resurrection of Jerome Robbins’ athleticism via Joshua Bergasse’s buoyant…

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Broadway Review: ‘An American in Paris’~review from Variety

A dancer is a thing of beauty, and there is beaucoup beauty in director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s ravishing production of “An American in Paris,” smartly but not slavishly adapted by Craig Lucas from the 1951 MGM movie. This stageworthy vehicle casts…

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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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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/4 Part 2 – STARCATCHER Tributes HEDWIG’s Lena Hall and More!~article from BroadwayWorld.com

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday’s evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 4 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour…

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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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Just In Time~article from Listenmusicmag.co

He was brilliant, he was eccentric — a quintessential New Yorker. Half of the longest writing collaboration in Broadway history, Adolph Green, along with Betty Comden, his partner of over sixty years, penned lyrics for many Broadway and Hollywood classics….

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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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Christopher Wheeldon Directs ‘An American in Paris’ for Broadway~article from NYTimes.com

Paris — “This is tricky,” said Christopher Wheeldon. Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, the leads in his new production of “An American in Paris,” looked at him expectantly. The production team, sitting in a row in the auditorium of 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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Hello, Sailor! So You Think You Can Dance Winner Ricky Ubeda Will Join On the Town~article from Broadway.com

A helluva dancer is heading to Broadway! So You Think You Can Dance season 11 victor Ricky Ubeda will join the ensemble of On the Town later this month. He will leap across the Lyric Theatre stage from February 27…

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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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Stephen Sorokoff My View: At The Intersection of Broadway and Birdland This Happened~article from TimesSquareChronicle.com

In one of the finest musical examples of Birdland’s Jazz tradition and the thrill of Broadway, Alysha Umphress and Jeff Blumenkrantz performed the songs from their new album, “I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz”, in a concert at…

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Broadway’s On the Town Brings Dance, Humor and Music Together for A Great Show~article from lout loud.com

If you’re looking for a feel-good show featuring an incredibly talented cast, check out the revival of “On the Town” currently playing at the Lyric Theatre on 42nd Street. Screen Shot 2015-01-02 at 11.51.43 AM The show, made famous by…

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Photos! Mad Men’s Jon Hamm Has a Helluva Night On the Town~article from Broadway.com

Jon Hamm and his girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt have a night On the Town! Click for photos from their visit to the hit Broadway revival on January 2, 2015 at the Lyric Theatre.  See More… http://www.broadway.com/shows/town/photos/photos-mad-mens-jon-hamm-has-a-helluva-night-on-the-town/

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Former Cast Members, Including Laura Osnes and Victoria Clark, Join Broadway’s Cinderella For Final Bow~article from Playbill.com

The Tony Award-nominated production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which premiered on Broadway in January 2013 and charted a new journey for the fairytale heroine, ended its run Jan. 3 at the Broadway Theatre.

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Mark Shenton’s New York theatre picks: December 19~artile from TheStage.co,uk

I’m currently enjoying the luxury of a month-long visit to New York, my favourite city on the planet – and it is giving me a chance to catch up with everything that’s playing here, as well as revisiting some things…

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Ballet on Broadway? ‘On the Town’ Star Megan Fairchild on Making the Leap~article from The Hollywood Reporter.com

One of the stars of On The Town is finding herself in a very different part of the city than she’s used to, as theatergoers are watching a kind of musical number that’s rare to Broadway. “I’ve got a wig…

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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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Star Turns, Yes; Celebrity, Not So Much~article from New York Times.com

Broadway got lost in the stars this year. It seemed that everywhere you looked — at least in that consortium of temples, er, theaters around Times Square dedicated to the adoration of the boldface — there was yet another celebrity,…

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In Performance: Sting and Rachel Tucker~article from NY Times.com

Ms. Tucker sings “August Winds” from the Broadway musical “The Last Ship,” accompanied by the show’s composer, Sting, on guitar. Sting performs in the show, at the Neil Simon Theater, through Jan. 24. Read more… http://www.nytimes.com/video/theater/100000003296411/in-performance-sting-and-rachel-tucker.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=timesvideo-heading&module=watch-in-times-video&region=video-player-region&WT.nav=video-player-region

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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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Review: Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is thrilling stuff~article from The Wall Street Journal

NEW YORK — You may be tempted upon leaving Sting’s Broadway musical “The Last Ship” to head straight to a pub to drain a pint and sing some sea shanties. Or maybe go weld something. Or do both. Such are…

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THIS IS OUR YOUTH BROADWAY REVIEWS~article from Didhelikeit.com

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Sting’s the Last Ship: The Prodigal Son Returns~article from Huffington Post

If you’ve attended any of the packed previews of The Last Ship at the Neil Simon Theater, you may have noticed its originator and composer Sting lurking about. At your surprise to see him, he exclaims, “It’s my baby!” Indeed,…

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Strong Start for ‘A Delicate Balance’ on Broadway~article from The NY Times

Glenn Close at the Golden Theater, where she is appearing in “A Delicate Balance.”Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times The starry Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance” smashed the box-office record at the Golden Theater last week in…

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Book Review: ‘Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War’ by Carol J. Oja~article from Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Just in time for the new Broadway revival of On the Town, the WWII-era musical about three sailors on a one-day shore leave in New York City, comes Carol J. Oja’s book Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time…

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Stage Door: On The Town~article from The Huffington Post

New York, New York is a hellava town. Just ask Bernstein, Comden and Green, who fashioned a zippy tribute to 24 hours in the Big Apple, based on a ballet by Jerome Robbins. The Broadway revival of the 1944 musical…

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On The Town, Bat Boy, etc.~article from Inside Higher Ed

I recently attended the latest Broadway revival of On The Town. The music for the show was written by Leonard Bernstein, the book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green all were based on an idea and a ballet…

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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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They Were Singing and Dancing in the Rain~article from The New York Times.com

Katie Huff and Tony Yazbeck were married Monday in Portland, Me. Cathy George, an Episcopal priest, officiated at Portland Yacht Services. The bride, 26, is an actress who met Mr. Yazbeck when they were starring in the 2012-13 production of…

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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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SHERRI SHEPHERD GIVES ADVICE TO NEW ‘DWTS’ CAST~article from abc.com

NEW YORK (WABC) — Sherri Shepherd, former co-host of “The View”, and current star in Broadway’s “Cinderella” had some advice for the new cast of “Dancing with the Stars”. Shepherd starred on season 14 of the dancing competition show alongside…

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Short Hair, Don’t Care! Keke Palmer Serves Nia Long Inspired Tresses~article from Madame Noire.com

This morning our favorite girl Keke Palmer debuted a new hair cut styled by Ursula Stephens( Rihanna’s hairdresser) on Instagram. In six days, Keke will become the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway, but to show off her new ‘do she,…

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Meet the New Royal Subjects! Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd & Judy Kaye Join the Cinderella Kingdom~article from Broadway.com

Three enchanting new stars are moving to Cinderella’s kingdom! Screen stars Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd will make their Broadway debuts in the hit musical this fall alongside Tony winner Judy Kaye—but before they join the ball, they have a…

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Sherri Shepherd reveals that Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg will come to see her Broadway debut in ‘Cinderella’~article from NY Daily News

Sherri Shepherd steps into the role of the wicked stepmother in “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” on Sept. 9. The former host of “The View” says her Broadway debut in the musical is the realization of a longtime dream — one…

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BROADWAY DEBUTS FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN ‘CINDERELLA’~article from abc.com

NEW YORK (WABC) — It was more than just another photo-op. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say a little bit of history was being made here today. For the 1st time on Broadway, the iconic roles of “Cinderella” and…

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Keke Palmer: 2014 Emmys~article from US Magazine

Keke Palmer: 2014 Emmys The Cinderella star chose a cobalt blue strapless gown by Rubin Singer and Chopard jewelry.

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SEE ALL OF THE RED-CARPET LOOKS FROM THE 2014 EMMY AWARDS~article from NY Mag

http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/08/see-all-of-the-2014-emmy-red-carpet-looks/slideshow/2014/08/25/see_all_of_the_red-carpetlooksfromthe2014emmyawards/emmys-2-08/

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Keke Palmer Rocks Royal Blue on Emmys 2014 Red Carpet~article by Just Jared

Keke Palmer goes bold in bright blue while attending the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles. Read more… http://www.justjared.com/2014/08/25/keke-palmer-rocks-royal-blue-on-emmys-2014-red-carpet/

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Emmy Awards 2014: The Best-Dressed Stars on the Red Carpet~article of Vanity Fair

Yes, that’s right. Just 24 hours after last night’s Beyoncé concert (preceded by a two-hour pre-show), there was another awards show tonight! And let’s just say there were not nearly as many midriffs bared tonight at the Emmy Awards as…

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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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DIVA TALK: Paige Faure Discusses Her Journey to Cinderella, How to Succeed Leading Men and More~article from Playbill.com

Paige Faure, the up-and-coming singing actress who made her Broadway debut in the Daniel Radcliffe revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, has a long history with the Broadway debut of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The Kentucky…

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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 Judy Kaye Flies into Broadway’s Cinderella~article from Broadway.com

The two-time Tony winner , Judy Kaye, will play the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway beginning September 12. She will make the impossible possible on the Great White Way. She will replace Tony winner Victoria Clark, joining a…

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It’s Possible! Judy Kaye Will Join CINDERELLA Cast as ‘Fairy Godmother’~article from Broadwayworld.com

Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein’s Cinderella, announced that Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will join the cast as Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother – alongside the previously…

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Judy Kaye to Join Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd in Cinderella on Broadway~article from TheaterMania.com

Tony winner Judy Kaye is set to join the cast of Broadway’s Cinderella as the Fairy Godmother. She will star alongside the new, previously announced Cinderella, Keke Palmer, and wicked stepmother Sherri Shepherd. Kaye will step into the role at…

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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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Heidi Klum Spent An Evening with ‘Cinderella’ on Broadway~article from Celebuzz.com

Heidi Klum is known for making waves in the world of fashion, but her latest venture is a bit out there…even for her. Following a performance of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway, Heidi took to the stage, spent a…

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Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Open Show With ‘After Midnight’ Number ~article from The Hollywood Reporter

The Tony Awards kicked off with a high-energy song-and-dance spectacle on the Radio City Music Hall stage, featuring Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Barrino and the cast of After Midnight. – See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/video-tonys-2014-midnight-performance-710079#sthash.MUrNJum0.dpuf  Read more.. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/video-tonys-2014-midnight-performance-710079

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List of winners from the 2014 Tony Awards~article from USA Today

Broadway’s top talent gathered for the Tony Awards Sunday night. The winners and nominees: Read more… http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/06/08/2014-tony-awards-winners-list/10205531/

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Tonys Analysis: Why Did the Awards Break the Way They Did?~article from CBS.com

NEW YORK – At the 68th Tony Awards on Sunday night, some shows won more and bigger prizes than others — most notably, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, All the Way, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and A…

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

Overcoming death-defying odds — modest ticket sales, little-known stars and limited appeal to tourists — “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” won the Tony Award for best musical on Sunday night, in a ceremony that stood out for spreading…

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Picture Perfect! Cinderella Star Fran Drescher Has a Ball at Her Sardi’s Surprise Party~article from Broadway.com

We always knew Cinderella funny gal Fran Drescher was a character—and now she has her very own caricature at Sardi’s! The Broadway star was surprised by her castmates at the legendary Theater District restaurant on June 3, and they presented…

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Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA’s Fran Drescher Unveils Sardi’s Portrait~broadwayworld.com

The company of Cinderella gathered at Sardi’s yesterday t o celebrate the official portrait unveiling for stage and screen star Fran Drescher. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the festivities below! The Tony Award-winning musical CINDERELLA on Broadway — starring Grammy-nominated,…

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Isabel Toledo’s Beauty and Fitness Regimen~article from The New York Times

Born in Cuba and raised in West New York, N.J., Isabel Toledo, 54, has been designing a namesake women’s wear line since 1984. Aside from dressing Michelle Obama on occasion and collaborating with Lane Bryant, Ms. Toledo designed the costumes…

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Isabel Toledo Makes A Rare Foray from High Fashion to Broadway~article from Blouinartinfo.com

From time to time, high fashion designers have timidly dipped their toe into the Broadway world. Halston designed the costumes for 1977’s “The Act” at the request of his friend Liza Minnelli. Pierre Balmain worked on the 1980 musical “Happy…

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V.F. Portraits: The Tony Contenders~article from Vanity Fair

What a year it was on Broadway: there was cross-dressing, tragedy, iconic female singers, magic lamps, gangster musicals, friendly murders, and let’s not forget Rocky. Now, after a year of playbill hoarding, theatergoers are gearing up for Sunday’s Tony Awards….

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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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AFTER MIDNIGHT Tops Winners at 32nd Annual Astaire Awards~article from Broadway World

The 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards were held on Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The winners for the evening were Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards (After Midnight) & Karine Plantadit (AfterMidnight) a…

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After Midnight Dominates the 2014 Astaire Awards~article from Broadway.com

Tony nominee After Midnight swept the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards on June 2. The tuner’s Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards and Karine Plantadit were a tie for Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show, while Jared Grimes won for…

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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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Winners of 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Announced; Gentleman’s Guide and All The Way Win Top Prizes~article from Playbill.com

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards, honoring shows that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2013-14 New York theatre season, were presented June 1 at The Town Hall in Manhattan.

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Gentleman’s Guide Wins Big at 2014 Drama Desk Awards~article from Broadway.com

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was the big winner at the 2014 Drama Desk Awards, which were presented on June 1 at a ceremony hosted by Laura Benanti at Town Hall. The acclaimed musical comedy won seven awards…

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Go Backstage at After Midnight with Adriane Lenox, Fantasia Barrino and Dule Hill~article from Broadway.com

Go backstage at After Midnight with Adriane Lenox. Meet the band, the dancers and stars Fantasia Barrino and Dulé Hill!  Read more… http://www.broadway.com/videos/155521/go-backstage-at-after-midnight-with-adriane-lenox-fantasia-barrino-and-dule-hill/#play

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Four New Musicals Vie for Top Tony Award~article from NY1

Eleven new musicals opened on the Great White Way this past season, starting with the romantic comedy “First Date” and ending with Woody Allen’s screen to stage transfer “Bullets Over Broadway.” While both of those shows did not make the…

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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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After Midnight Star Fantasia and More Visit Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe~article from Theatremania

Broadway notables including 2014 Tony nominees Brian J. Smith (The Glass Menagerie) and Adriane Lenox (After Midnight), as well as After Midnight guest vocalist Fantasia Barrino, attended a recent performance of the immersive theatrical experience Queen of the Night at…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Jared Grimes~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: Designed to Celebrate: Tony Awards Toasts 2014 Creative Arts Nominees!`=~article from Broadway World

Tom Kitt (If/Then), William Ivey Long (Bullets Over Broadway), Natasha Katz (The Glass Menagerie), Warren Carlyle (After Midnight) and Leigh Silverman (Violet) were just a few of the guests who attended the celebration for the 2014 Tony Awards® Creative Arts…

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Photo Coverage: Designed to Celebrate: Tony Awards Toasts Creative Arts Nominees~article from Broadway World

Tom Kitt (If/Then), William Ivey Long (Bullets Over Broadway), Natasha Katz (The Glass Menagerie), Warren Carlyle (After Midnight) and Leigh Silverman (Violet) were just a few of the guests who attended the celebration for the 2014 Tony Awards® Creative Arts…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Ensemble of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Virgil ‘Lil’ O’ Gadson & Julius ‘iGlide’ Chisholm~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 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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STAGE TUBE: AFTER MIDNIGHT Visits Duke Ellington’s Grave in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of His Death~article from Broadway World

Musicians from the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars band, currently in the 7-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical After Midnight, visited Duke Ellington’s grave at Woodlawn cemetery, where a crowd gathered to honor his legacy on the 40th year anniversary of his…

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2014 Tony Preview: And the Nominees for Best Musical Are…~article from Playbill.com

  After Midnight is a revue of the jazz tunes that made the Cotton Club famous and has featured guest artists like Fantasia, k.d. lang and Vanessa Williams.

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Mike Tyson and Whoopi Goldberg Spend a Night on Broadway~article from TheaterMania

The stars were out all over Broadway last night. Mike Tyson, boxing legend and former Broadway star, took a trip to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to take in the Tony-nominated music and dance revue After Midnight. He stopped backstage 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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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/17- BRIDGES Says Farewell, A ROCKY Wedding and More!~article from Broadway World

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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Hot Shot! Mike Tyson Goes Backstage with Fantasia Barrino, Dule Hill & the Stars of Broadway’s After Midnight~article from Broadway.com

We know Mike Tyson is a Broadway fan—he brought his solo show, Undisputed Truth, to the Great White Way in 2012—but it was still a fun surprise to see him tapping his toes in the audience of Broadway’s After Midnight!…

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Dule Hill has secret speakeasy backstage at “After Midnight”~article from The New York Post

One of Broadway’s hottest haunts is backstage at “After Midnight.” Star Dulé Hill, we hear, has a secret speakeasy, where he entertains VIPs and well-wishers in the wings after the show at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.  Read more… http://pagesix.com/2014/05/18/dule-hill-has-secret-speakeasy-backstage-at-after-midnight/  …

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