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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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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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” 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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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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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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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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“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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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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