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See Jennifer Nettles Take Her First Bow in WAITRESS On Broadway | Photo Journal

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October 19, 2021

It looks like the diner is getting a bit sweeter with Sugarland’s very own Jennifer Nettles who stepped into the role of Jenna in Waitress beginning tonight. Sara Bareilles’ hit musical tells the story of Jenna, a master pie baker trapped in a loveless marriage in a small town. With a book by Jessie Nelson, the production is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Along with Nettles, the cast includes Maiesha McQueen, Ashley Blanchet, Erich Bergen, Ben Thompson, Dakin Matthews, Eric Anderson, and Nik Dodani as Ogie. The cast is rounded out by Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Andrew Fitch, Henry Gottfried, Emily Koch, Molly Jobe, Anastacia McCleskey, Gerianne Pérez, Curtis Thomas, Stephanie Torns, Hattie Cecelia Tutalo, Nyla Watson, and Nora Lincoln Weiner. 

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Off-Broadway
Features

Jamie Smithson on Bedlam and PERSUASION

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October 16, 2021

Jamie Smithson is a fantastic actor who has delighted audiences across the country and can now be seen in Bedlam’s newest production of Jane Austen’s final novel Persuasion. Adapted by Sarah Rose Kearns, the performance is directed by Eric Tucker. We recently spoke with Smithson via Zoom on becoming a new father, his love of Jane Austen, and where he hopes Bedlam goes next.

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CHICKEN & BISCUITS Celebrate Opening Night On Broadway | Photo Journal

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October 11, 2021

Last night at the Circle in the Square Theatre, the new comedy Chicken & Biscuits officially opened on Broadway. Written by Douglas Lyons, the play is directed by Zhailon Levingston, who made history last night by becoming the youngest Black director in Broadway history. Go on the town and see photos from yesterday’s opening night!

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Cabaret
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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE CHOICE: LIVE Returns To Green Room 42

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October 11, 2021

Now that is a CHOICE. Get ready to bring on the belting when Let’s Hear It For The Choice: Live returns to the Green Room 42 this Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.Born from the wildly popular Instagram account that we all have spent hours scrolling through, creator Jimmy Larkin has assembled a top-notch group of performers ready to wow you with their fierce renditions of some of their favorite songs. The current lineup for Thursday’s concert includes Jimmy Awards alum Elyse Bell, Bella Coppola, Katie Johantgen, Isaiah Bailey, Mariah Lyttle, We Are The Tiger’s MiMi Scardulla, Nick Drake, Anne Fraser Thomas, TikTok’s JJ Neiman, Heath Saunders, and Kerri George. 

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Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover Will Direct PAL JOEY On Broadway Next Season

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October 4, 2021

It’s time to fall in love with love all over again. This morning, it was announced that the Rodgers and Hart-John O’Hara classic musical Pal Joey will be headed back to the Great White Way in the 2022-2023 season. The team behind this brand-new and reimagined production includes Richard LaGravenese (new book), co-directors Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover, choreographer Savion Glover, set designer Derek McLane, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Natasha Katzand orchestrator/arranger/music supervisor Daryl Waters.

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On Screen
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BRIDGERTON THE MUSICAL’s Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear Chat Kennedy Center 50th Anniversary on PBS

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October 1, 2021

Two options. You either know Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, or you are about to. The newest songwriting duo quickly (and I mean quickly) rose to fame via TikTok at the start of this year when they started composing a musicalilzed version of Netflix’s Bridgerton. Since posting their first video back in January of this year, the two creators have garnered millions upon millions of views. This past month, they released the Unofficial Bridgerton Musical concept album which has topped the charts ever since. (And yes, it really is as good as everyone says.) Now, the pair joins a star-studded roster of performers for The Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert which was taped a few weeks ago and will premiere on PBS tonight. 

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Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga to lead MACBETH On Broadway This Spring

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September 29, 2021

How do you think Shakespeare would have taken his martinis? James Bond himself Daniel Craig will be returning to the Great White Way opposite Ruth Negga who makes her Broadway debut in a new production of Macbeth directed by Sam Gold. Arriving at the Lyceum Theatre on March 29, 2022 before an official opening on April 28, 2022, the production will feature scenic design by Christine Jones, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, original music by Gaelynn Lea, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, and fight direction by David Leong.

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We Have Casting For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Return To Broadway

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September 29, 2021

Girl From The North Country is finally making its way back to Broadway on October 13, and we officially have casting for when it returns to the Belasco Theatre early next month. Colin Bates will be joining the cast in the role of Gene Laine alongside previous cast members Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Jennifer Blood, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Mare Winningham. Alex Joseph Grayson, Housso Semon, Edward Staudenmayer, and Anastasia Talley will be joining the company as swings. 

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Broadway
Features

ALADDIN Reopens On Broadway | Photo Journal

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September 29, 2021

Last night, Disney celebrated its return of the acclaimed hit musical Aladdin as it reopened at the New Amsterdam Theatre for the first time following the pandemic shutdown. See photos of the cast take their first bows back on Broadway.

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Broadway
Features

MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates Their 10 Tony Awards At Tonight’s Performance

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September 28, 2021

On any typical night at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre before the curtain rises for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, there is a certain excitement that brews in the air. Walking in and seeing Derek McLane’s Tony winning scenic design truly immerses the audience in a way that is so rarely experienced in a Broadway house.But tonight was different. Tonight was the first performance since the team took home ten Tony Awards this past Sunday at the 74th Annual Tonys. Those awards included Best Musical, Best Scenic Design for Derek McLane, Best Sound Design for Peter Hylenski, Best Costume Design for Catherine Zuber, Best Lighting Design for Justin Townsend, and Best Orchestrations for Justin Levine with Matt Stine, Katie Kresek, and Charlie Rosen.

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Off-Broadway
Features

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Opens Off-Broadway | Photo Journal

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September 27, 2021

Earlier tonight, A Commercial Jingle For Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the pandemic shutdown opened at the DR2 Theatre down in Union Square. Performances run through November 14, 2021. The cast includes Broadway favorites Bryonha Marie Parham, Alex Wyse, and Ben Fankhauser. Fankhauser and Wyse are also responsible for the Book, Music, and Lyrics. See the cast celebrate and take their opening night bows:

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Off-Broadway
Reviews

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Opens as First New Musical in New York — Review

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September 27, 2021

A review of A Commercial Jingle For Regina Comet which is currently playing at the DR2 Theatre on East 15th Street in New York City through November 14, 2021.

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Broadway
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Antonio Cipriano To Leave JAGGED LITTLE PILL

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September 26, 2021

Mere hours before the 74th Annual Tony Awards, in which Jagged Little Pill has been nominated for 15 Tony Awards, Antonio Cipriano has announced his departure from the acclaimed musical. Cipriano has played the role of Phoenix since it’s out of town tryout at the American Repertory Theater in 2018. 

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Tony Awards
Features

Theatrely Thoughts | Live Commentary on the 2020 Tony Awards

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September 26, 2021

Live Commentary on the 2020 Tony Awards from Theatrely staff as we watch and dish about this year's ceremony.

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Tony Awards
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Tony Awards 2020 Complete Winners List

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September 26, 2021

The full list of winners of the 74th Annual Tony Awards will be updated live here on Theatrely.

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Broadway
Features

Go On The Scene of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL’s First Performance Back On Broadway | Photo Journal

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September 25, 2021

Yes you can can can! The Moulin Rouge is back open for business at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The acclaimed show, which is nominated for 14 Tony Awards including Best Musical, reopened on Broadway last night and Theatrely was on the ground to catch all the action. Check out photos from Moulin Rouge! The Musical’s first performance back and tune into the 74th Annual Tony Awards tomorrow evening, September 26 at 7pm ET, to see how many awards they take home.

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UK
News

Taron Egerton and Jonathan Bailey To Lead Mike Bartlett’s COCK in West End

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September 24, 2021

Acclaimed Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Marianne Elliott, who returns to Broadway this fall with Company, will be bringing Mike Bartlett’s COCK to Londond’s Ambassadors Theatre beginning March 5, 2022. Rocketman’s Taron Egerton, Bridgerton and Company star Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels will star in the classic play about love and identity.

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Broadway
Features

Watch: Meet The Cast and Team Behind CHICKEN & BISCUITS

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September 23, 2021

We guarantee you this is going to be the most fun you will ever have at a funeral! Written by Douglas Lyons and directed by Zhailon Levingston who is set to become the youngest Black director in Broadway history at the age of 27, Chicken & Biscuits begins previews tonight at the Circle in the Square Theatre. An official opening night is set for October 10, 2021. Meet members of the cast and team, and see why Chicken & Biscuits is a must see show this fall!

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Broadway
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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Announce Casting For New Single Show Experience

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September 23, 2021

As previously announced, when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child returns to the Lyric Theatre on Broadway this November, the acclaimed play will be presented in a newly staged, single show experience. The cast includes James Snyder as Harry Potter, Diane Davis as Ginny Potter alongside James Romney as their son Albus Potter; David Abeles as Ron Weasley, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger and Nadia Brown as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley; and Aaron Bartz as Draco Malfoy and Brady Dalton Richards as his son Scorpius Malfoy. 

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Grammy Winner Jennifer Nettles Joins Cast of WAITRESS On Broadway

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September 23, 2021

Singer and actress Jennifer Nettles will be donning an apron and stepping into the role of Jenna as Sara Bareillies plays her final performances in Waitress on October 17, 2021. Nettles will begin the following Tuesday, October 19, and play through November 24, 2021. 

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Broadway
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Full Casting for Roundabout’s CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway

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September 23, 2021

Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke returns to her acclaimed role as Caroline Thibodeaux in Caroline, or Change when it opens on Broadway later next month. See the full casting!

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Broadway
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Heidi Blickenstaff Joins JAGGED LITTLE PILL | Full Broadway Cast Announced

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September 23, 2021

Alanis Morissette’s 15-time Tony nominated musical Jagged Little Pill will reopen on October 21, 2021 at the Broadhurst Theatre, now with Heidi Blickenstaff as Mary Jane. Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley will be taking some time to be a new mom and will return to share the role with Blickenstaff in November. 

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On Screen
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Watch First Teaser of Reneé Rapp in HBO Max’s THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS

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September 22, 2021

Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, The Sex Lives of College Girls follows four college roommates as they arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus.The new series stars Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott. Additional series regulars include Midori Francis, Gavin Leatherwood, Chris Meyer, Ilia Isorelys Paulino, Lauren Spencer, and Renika Williams.

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Off-Broadway
News

SLEEP NO MORE Returns Home to the McKittrick Hotel This February

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September 22, 2021

Beginning on Valentine’s Day 2022, the critically acclaimed immersive theatre experience Sleep No More will once again open its doors at the famed McKittrick Hotel to tell the classic tragedy of Macbeth. Audiences will be able to wander through the sprawling and mysterious hotel filled with over 100 rooms to explore at their own pace.

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Broadway
Features

Welcome BACK To The Rock | Watch COME FROM AWAY on Broadway Reopen and Take Their First Bow

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September 22, 2021

The Tony-winning Come From Away has officially resumed performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway last night. Watch the cast and team at their first night back on Broadway.

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Washington D.C.
News

Casting For Pre-Broadway Run of A STRANGE LOOP At DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre

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September 21, 2021

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop from writer Michael R. Jackson is headed down to Washington DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company this November. Last seen at Playwrights Horizons in May of 2019, this production will reunite original cast members Antwayn Hopper (Thought 6), L Morgan Lee (Thought 1), John-Michael Lyles (Thought 3), James Jackson, Jr. (Thought 2), John-Andrew Morrison (Thought 4), Jason Veasey (Thought 5) and will also introduce Jaquel Spivey as “Usher.”

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Off-Broadway
Features

See Jeremy Jordan as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Off-Broadway | Photos

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September 21, 2021

As the story states, on the twenty first day of the month of September...Little Shop of Horrors is set to reopen their acclaimed musical revival tonight at the Westside Theatre on 43rd Street. See photos of the new cast including Jeremy Jordan, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle.

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Broadway
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MRS. DOUBTFIRE Announces Broadway Cast Alongside Rob McClure

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September 20, 2021

Ello Poppets! We now have the official opening Broadway cast for the new musical comedy Mrs. Doubtfire based on the iconic film of the same name. Tony nominee Rob McClure will step back into the title role when the show resumes performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 21, 2021 before an official opening night on December 5! With a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick of Something Rotten! fame, the musical is directed by Jerry Zaks. 

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Broadway
News

Full Broadway Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announced Starring Jordan Fisher

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September 20, 2021

The Tony Award-winning hit musical Dear Evan Hansen is set to return to the Music Box Theatre on Broadway this December starring the one-and-only Jordan Fisher as Evan Hansen. The North American Tour will relaunch for its third year on the road starring Stephen Christoper Anthony as Evan on December 7, 2021 and you can catch Sam Tutty, who recently won the Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Musical as Evan in the London production returning to the Noël Coward Theatre on October 26, 2021. 

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Broadway
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AMERICAN UTOPIA Returns To Broadway | Watch Clips From David Byrne's First Performance Back

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September 19, 2021

This past Friday evening, David Byrne’s American Utopia returned to Broadway, this time at the St. James Theatre. The hit theatrical concert based off Byrne’s 2018 album of the same name features returning band members Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stéphane San Juan, Angie Swan and Bobby Wooten III.

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Broadway
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SIX The Musical Begins Performances On Broadway | Photo Journal

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September 18, 2021

There was an electric feeling in the air at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre last night where Six The Musical started performances on Broadway once again. From writers Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow, the Queens are back bringing their “Divorced Beheaded Live Tour” to 47th Street right here in New York City. See photos from their first night back on stage.

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Broadway

WATCH: The Queens of SIX Sing “Ex-Wives” At Their First Broadway Performance Back

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September 17, 2021

Hey Queen, did ya hear? Six The Musical has officially started performances once again on the Great White Way. The hit musical from London, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, is back home at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it will play previews until its official opening night on October 3, 2021. Watch the Queens take the stage for the first time in this clip singing “Ex-Wives.”

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New York
Features

Curtain Up! Celebrates Broadway’s Return With Jimmy Awards Reunion Concert | Photo Journal

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September 17, 2021

Earlier this evening, the future of Broadway congregated on the main stage of Curtain Up! as alumni of the Jimmy Awards returned to perform classics of Broadway old and new. Host Jelani Alladin of Hercules and Frozen fame welcomed fans and ushered in a new era for the Great White Way. The concert featured performances from Bryson Battle, John Clay III, Sofia Deler, Caitlin Finnie, Elena Holder, Lily Kaufmann, McKenzie Kurtz, Sam Primack, Josh Strobl, and Ekele Ukegbu.

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Broadway
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Times Square Comes Alive This Weekend with CURTAIN UP! FESTIVAL Honoring Broadway’s Return | Photo Journal

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September 17, 2021

To kick-off a jam-packed weekend of Broadway festivities, hosts Norm Lewis and Michael Urie from the upcoming Chicken & Biscuits introduced a myriad of speakers including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Deputy Mayor Vicki Been, and Commissioner Anne Del Castillo of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. President of the Broadway League Charlotte St. Martin, President of the John Gore Organization Lauren Reid, Playbill’s Vice President and Chief Operating Office Alex Birsh, and Times Square Alliance President Tom Harris were also on hand to celebrate the official start of the festival. 

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New York
Reviews

SPEAKEASY MAGICK at the McKittrick Hotel Astounds — Review

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September 15, 2021

Situated in the McKittrick’s Club Car, a dark and hazy locale with dim lights and alcohol flowing, guests are sat at tables with half a dozen or so chairs and might I add some delicious popcorn at Speakeasy Magick. Our review.

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New York
News

BroadwayCon 2022 Returns In-Person This Upcoming February

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September 15, 2021

The beloved theatre convention BroadwayCon will return to New York City at The Manhattan Center & The New Yorker Hotel on February 18 through February 20 of next year. 

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Broadway
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Go Behind The Scenes of Broadway’s Historic Reopening Curtain Calls | Photo Journal

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September 15, 2021

Theatrely was on the scene last night in Midtown Manhattan to capture the magic of Broadway’s jubilant return. Wicked, Chicago, The Lion King, and Hamilton are all beloved musicals in their own right, and last night all were able to safely reopen on the Great White Way. Go on the town and get a look at this historic night.

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Broadway
Features

WATCH: Pride Rock is Once Again Open For Business at THE LION KING on Broadway

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September 15, 2021

Since opening on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King has dazzled millions of fans across the globe, and last night celebrated its triumphant return to the Great White Way. After many months away, the animals are back home at the Minskoff Theatre officially. Watch clips from the first performance back with "The Circle of Life" and remarks from Tony Award Winning director Julie Taymor.

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Broadway
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WATCH: “All That Jazz” From CHICAGO’S First Performance Back On Broadway

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September 15, 2021

Chicago is currently the second longest running musical in Broadway history, and after a long intermission, the revival of the hit Kander and Ebb show has officially resumed performances at the Ambassador Theatre on 49th Street. Watch Bianca Marroquín lead the cast as Velma Kelly in the show’s iconic opening night: “All That Jazz”

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Broadway

WATCH: Glinda’s “It’s Good To See Me Isn’t It” From WICKED’S First Performance Back

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September 15, 2021

Yes Glinda, it certainly was wonderful to see you. For the first time since March of 2020, Wicked reopened at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City and the standing ovations were plentiful. Currently led by Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba and Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda, check out the show’s thrilling first number and audience reaction.

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Broadway
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WATCH: We’ve Missed You Broadway! Watch Audiences Fill The Houses Once More

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September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021 was a very special day for many of us who hold Broadway and the American Musical Theatre so near and dear to us. After 17 long months away, many shows were finally able to re-open including Wicked, Chicago, The Lion King, Hamilton, and the first preview of Lackawanna Blues at Manhattan Theatre Club. While Pass Over, Waitress, and Hadestown have been running, as of tonight we now have eight wonderful shows running on the Great White Way. 

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On Screen
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WATCH: The Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Kick Off Broadway Week on The Tonight Show

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September 14, 2021

Our favorite man-eating plant is coming back to Off-Broadway next week—but before Little Shop of Horrors reopens at the Westside Theatre, the cast starring Tammy Blanchard as Audrey and Jeremy Jordan as Seymour stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to kick off Broadway Week. Performing a mashup of “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Skid Row”, the 2020 Drama League Best Musical Revival brought the audience and Jimmy to their feet in Studio 6B.

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Broadway
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He’s Back Baby...BEETLEJUICE Returns To Broadway This April

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September 13, 2021

Much like the Candyman, if you keep saying Beetlejuice’s name enough times he will reappear, this time just 5 blocks down the road. After much online speculation, it has officially been announced that Beetlejuice will return to the Great White Way on Friday, April 8, 2022, this time at the Marquis Theatre. 

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Boston
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Jacqueline Novak’s Raunchy GET ON YOUR KNEES Lands In Boston

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September 13, 2021

Comedian Jacqueline Novak is headed out across America to fill in audiences on a subject very near and dear to her heart: Blow jobs. Her quirky one-woman show Get On Your Knees is currently taking up residence at the Calderwood Pavilion’s Robert’s Studio Theatre by way of ATG’s Emerson Colonial in Boston.

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Virtual
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CROSSOVERS LIVE! Assembles The Best of Broadway

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September 9, 2021

Move over Jimmy Fallon, take a seat Andy Cohen...there’s a new host in town and he just so happens to have a Tony Award. Brian Stokes Mitchell is now in the host’s seat with a bevy of his Broadway friends for some riveting and fun conversations on Crossovers Live! 

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Broadway
Features

HADESTOWN’S Electrifying Return To Broadway

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September 3, 2021

For the first time since March 11, 2020, audiences had the chance to ride that train down to Hadestown which is now back in performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The Tony-winning musical reopened on Broadway last night after an 18-month intermission and Theatrely was on the ground to capture that electrifying first night back.

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Theatrely Three
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Theatrely Three: WAITRESS

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September 2, 2021

Waitress is now in performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 47th Street in New York City through January 9, 2022. Our top picks as to why to catch the show!

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Broadway
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Celebrate Broadway’s Return With CURTAIN UP! in Times Square This September

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August 23, 2021

Beginning Friday, September 17 and running through that weekend, Curtain Up! will celebrate Broadway’s return with a triumphant three day outdoor festival in Times Square. The event will include interactive experiences, panels, live concerts, and performances culminating in a concert celebrating the industry and New York City

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Broadway
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THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY is Headed to Time Square Next Summer

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August 16, 2021

Theatre fans rejoice! The first-ever permanent museum dedicated to the history and legacy of Broadway musicals, plays, and theatres will open next summer at 145 West 45th Street, next to the Lyceum Theatre. From producer Julie Boardman and Diane Nicolette, The Museum of Broadway will offer guests a unique look at the rich history of Broadway, a sneak peek behind-the-scenes, and a chance to personally engage with the “Game-Changing” shows that redefined Broadway forever.

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On Screen
Features

Reed Birney on HOME BEFORE DARK and Finding Stillness

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August 14, 2021

Reed Birney is one of those incredible performers who has graced our stages and screens for many years. The Tony Award winner has recently been starring as Sylvester Lisko in the latest season of Home Before Dark on Apple TV Plus. 

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New York
Features

Elena Holder and Bryson Battle Chat Winning THE 2021 JIMMY AWARDS

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August 12, 2021

We spoke the 2021 Jimmy Award Winners Elena Holder and Bryson Battle all about their experience and what comes next!

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Broadway
News

Beanie Feldstein to Lead FUNNY GIRL Revival On Broadway

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August 11, 2021

Beanie Feldstein will star as “Fanny Brice” in the first Broadway revival of Funny Girl. For the first time in 58 years, the new production directed by Michael Mayer will begin performances in spring 2022 at a Broadway theatre to be announced soon. When Funny Girl first premiered on Broadway in 1964, it went on to garner eight Tony Award nominations. 

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On Screen
Features

Gavel Creel Chats AMERICAN HORROR STORIES and Kissing His Bestie Aaron Tveit

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August 11, 2021

For any fan of Broadway, Gavin Creel is certainly a name you will know. From Thoroughly Modern Millie to She Loves Me and Waitress, The Book of Mormon, and his Tony winning performance in Hello Dolly!, Creel has cemented himself firmly in the American Musical Theatre canon. For his latest role, he has taken a turn to the darker side in American Horror Stories, a new anthology series on FX.

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Regional
Reviews

WALDEN Thrills At TheaterWorks Hartford — Review

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August 10, 2021

Following a world premiere on the West End earlier in May produced by Sonia Friedman, TheaterWorks Hartford has taken this new ambitious drama and produced a rather incredible US Premiere of Amy Berryman's Walden. One of the most thrilling and satisfying nights at the theatre that I have had the pleasure of attending in a very long time — this is one of those performances that will be with you for many days. 

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New York
Features

See The Stars at THE SHOW MUST GO ON Red Carpet Premiere

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August 10, 2021

On Monday evening, the Majestic Theatre opened its doors for the first time since March 12, 2020 for the premiere of The Show Must Go On, a new documentary from theater director Sammi Cannold. See the stars arrive on the red carpet.

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New York
News

THE WOMAN IN BLACK Is Headed Back To The McKittrick Hotel This October

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August 10, 2021

Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black is headed back to the McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More. Performances are set to begin October 21, with an opening night set for October 24. This production had a previous run at the McKittrick back in January of 2020. 

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Broadway

Quentin Earl Darrington and Whitney Bashor Join The Cast of MJ

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August 10, 2021

We now have the official cast for MJ, which is set to begin performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 6, 2021 with an official opening confirmed for February 1st of next year. Joining Myles Frost is Quentin Earl Darrington as Joseph Jackson & Rob and Whitney Bashor as Rachel.

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On Screen
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The Official Trailer for EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Is Here

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August 10, 2021

On September 17, Everybody is certainly going to be talking about something! Based off the hit West End musical, Amazon’s Everybody's Talking About Jamie will hit the streaming service next month. 

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Broadway
News

Ivo van Hove’s WEST SIDE STORY Will Not Return To Broadway

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August 9, 2021

It was announced today that Tony winner Ivo van Hove’s latest revival of West Side Story will not reopen at the Broadway Theatre when in-person performances begin later this fall. The revival of the classic had begun performances on December 10, 2019 and was running up until the shutdown.

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Off-Broadway
News

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Headed Off-Broadway with Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel and Ato Blankson-Wood

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August 5, 2021

Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey into Night is headed to the Minetta Lane Theatre Off-Broadway in a new stage production that will be directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara and starring Bill Camp, Ato Blankson-Wood, and Elizabeth Marvel, produced by Audible.

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Broadway
Features

Go Inside PASS OVER’s First Performance on Broadway and Post-Show Block Party

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August 4, 2021

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over, the first play to begin performances on Broadway since the pandemic shutdown, had its first preview tonight at the August Wilson Theatre on 52nd Street in New York City. Directed by Danya Taymor, the play reunites the original cast from the Lincoln Center Theater production: Tony Award nominee Jon Michael Hill, Namir Smallwood and Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert. 

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Broadway
Features

Check Out PASS OVER’s First Bow on Broadway

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August 4, 2021

See the first company bow of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over, that includes Tony Award nominee Jon Michael Hill, Namir Smallwood and Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert. The performance is now in previews on Broadway.

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On Screen
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COME FROM AWAY Will Hit Apple TV+ On September 10

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August 4, 2021

Welcome, back, to the rock! Come From Away will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 10. Directed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Ashley, the filmed production stars an ensemble cast led by members of the Broadway show.

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Tony Awards
News

2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Are Announced Including Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre

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August 4, 2021

It was announced today that the The Tony Awards Administration Committee will present the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry: Fred Gallo, President of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Founder. 

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Broadway
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Charity Angel Dawson, Christopher Fitzgerald, Eric Anderson return to WAITRESS, Broadway Cast Announced

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August 3, 2021

It’s looking like Joe’s Pie Diner is welcoming back some regulars when Waitress returns for a limited engagement beginning September 2, 2021 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the previously announced Sara Bareilles as Jenna, many returning actors will be joining the production including Eric Anderson (Cal) Charity Angel Dawson (Becky), Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn), Dakin Matthews (Joe) and Joe Tippett(Earl). The ensemble is Tyrone Davis, Jr., Matt DeAngelis, Andrew Fitch, Henry Gottfried, Molly Jobe, Emily Koch, Max Kumangai, Anastacia McCleskey, and Stephanie Torns.

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Tony Awards
News

Julie Halston To Be Awarded The 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

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July 28, 2021

Today the Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that actress Julie Halston will receive the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her dedication and advocacy in raising funding and awareness for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). 

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New York

A Chat with Playwright E. Dale Smith on FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS)

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July 23, 2021

E. Dale Smith is a true theatre lover. The New Jerseyan playwright has had works produced around the country and is now back in New York with Fruma-Sarah (Waiting In The Wings), a comedic look at an aging community theater star waiting for her big entrance in Fiddler on the Roof.

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New York
News

MERRY WIVES in The Park Cancels Performances due to Positive COVID Test

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July 21, 2021

According to The Public Theater’s Twitter account and notice online, earlier today a member of the production of Merry Wives from Shakespeare in the Park tested positive for Covid-19.

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New York
Reviews

SPEAKEASY is Sexy Fun in Times Square — Review

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July 18, 2021

As you descend the stairs into Bond 45’s cellar, you are immediately handed a rather delicious craft cocktail (the first of five) and shown to your seats for an unforgettable evening of burlesque and belting at Speakeasy: Times Square

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On Screen
Features

SCHMIGADOON!'s Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ann Harada, and Cinco Paul Talk Musical Comedy and Pie

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July 13, 2021

I recently caught up with members of the Schmigadoon! team including showrunner and co-creator Cinco Paul, Tony Award-nominee Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, and Ann Harada to learn more about the hilarious new series, and what they might include in their own auction picnic basket.

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Industry
News

Exclusive: New Virtual Theatrical Shopping Experience PLACES PLEASE: BROADWAY’S BACK

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July 6, 2021

Places Please: Broadway's Back is a one night only virtual shopping experience to celebrate the art form of theatre and connect with your favorite creators in ways like never before.

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Regional
News

Rema Webb to Lead LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL at Cape Playhouse This July

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July 6, 2021

It was announced today that Broadway’s Rema Webb (Book of Mormon, The Color Purple, Lion King) will step into the spotlight as the unforgettable jazz icon Billie Holiday in The Cape Playhouse’s upcoming production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill which runs July 14 through the 24th in Dennis, Massachusetts.

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On Screen
Features

ZOLA Opens With A Gaggle of Stars From The Stage

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June 30, 2021

The tweet heard around the world on October 27, 2015, was the start of an absolutely wild, stranger than fiction epic of one dancer (A’Ziah-Monae King, aka ZOLA) that has now been turned into a major motion picture thanks to A24 from writer-director Janicza Bravo and playwright Jeremy O. Harris. 

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Berkshires
Reviews

Classic EARNEST At Berkshire Theatre Group — Review

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June 30, 2021

The Importance of Being Earnest, currently playing at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is pretty marvelous. Oscar Wilde’s witty comedic masterpiece begins BTG’s summer season and marks the company’s and this critic’s first indoor theatrical experience in many, many months. 

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Broadway
News

WATCH: Broadway is BACK! SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY Begins Performances

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June 27, 2021

With Springsteen on Broadway now in performances, the lights of Broadway are officially back on. The Boss and New Jersey native began his intimate solo concert at the St. James Theatre last night to a sold out house which included many familiar faces from Steven Van Zandt to Pete and Chasten Buttigieg to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. 

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Broadway
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Anti-Vax Protest Outside First Night of St. James Theatre for SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY

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June 26, 2021

A large group of anti-vaxxers showed up outside the St. James Theatre Saturday night before the first performance of the New Jersey native’s Springstreen on Broadway to protest Jujamcyn’s guidelines for entry. 

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Regional
Reviews

Ogunquit Playhouse Opens With SPAMALOT — Review

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June 26, 2021

Directed by BT McNicholl, the hilarious musical comedy is the perfect production to introduce patrons back to in-person performances with Spamalot at Ogunquit Playhouse.

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On Screen
News

WATCH: A Musical Lover's Dream - The SCHMIGADOON! Official Trailer on Apple TV

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June 25, 2021

Apple TV+ today released the trailer for its new musical comedy series “Schmigadoon!,” executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key

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Broadway
News

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY Announces Digital Lottery

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June 25, 2021

In advance of the Bruce Springsteen's second bow on Broadway, Jujamcyn Theaters and Lucky Seat have announced a digital lottery for performances beginning June 29 through the final performance on September 4

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Broadway
News

Douglas Lyons’ CHICKEN & BISCUITS Announces Broadway Run

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June 24, 2021

The Circle in the Square Theatre will have a new resident come this fall, and it’s looking rather tasty. Chicken & Biscuits by Douglas Lyons will begin previews on September 23, 2021 featuring Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis and Michael Urie.

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Broadway
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THE MINUTES Announces Broadway Reopening and New Home

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June 22, 2021

Tracy Letts’ latest play The Minutes will resume performances in New York now at Broadway’s Studio 54 with previews set to begin in March of 2022.

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Broadway
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THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Broadway Reopening

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June 16, 2021

The Book of Mormon has announced it will return to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Friday, November 5, 2021.

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Industry
News

New Musical ALICE IN NEVERLAND Lands All-Star Broadway Cast For Developmental Reading

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June 15, 2021

Broadway favorite Christy Altomare will lead a June 16th developmental reading of a new musical, Alice in Neverland, billed as a sequel to one of the most beloved stories of all time, and a prequel to anothe

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Off-Broadway
News

Jackie Hoffman To Lead New Comedy FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS) Off-Broadway This July

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June 15, 2021

Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman and Kelly Kinsella are set to star in FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS), which will being performances July 1 Off Broadway at the cell theatre.

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On Screen
News

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Limited Musical Series Set at Disney+ with Josh Gad, Luke Evans, and Briana Middleton

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June 15, 2021

An eight-episode prequel to the 2017 live-action film, Beauty and the Beast will star Luke Evans and Josh Gad, reprising their roles as Gaston and LeFou (Louie), and introduce Briana Middleton as Louie's stepsister, Tilly.

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Off-Broadway
News

BLUE MAN is Back! Announced Off-Broadway Return This September

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June 15, 2021

The award-winning phenomenon Blue Man Group will return to New York City’s Astor Place Theatre on Friday, September 3.

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On Screen
News

WATCH: Andrew Garfield in New TICK, TICK...BOOM! Teaser From Netflix

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June 10, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson

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Broadway
News

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Announces Broadway Reopening Date

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June 10, 2021

Scout is headed back to the Shubert! It was announced today that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the most successful American play in Broadway history, will return October 5, 2021 to the Shubert Theatre

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On Screen

WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Fallon, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, and More Celebrate Broadway’s Return on The Tonight Show

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June 8, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon earlier tonight to help promote his upcoming film In the Heights which hits theaters and HBO Max this Thursday, June 10

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New York
News

PHOTOS: Get An Inside Peak At THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP

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June 8, 2021

Get an inside look at the new Drama Book Shop which opens to the public June 10 in New York City.

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Broadway
News

The Boss Is Back! SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY Returns This June To The St. James Theatre

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June 7, 2021

It was announced today that the Grammy and Tony Award-winning rock legend will return to New York later this month on June 26 with his intimate solo concert.

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Boston
News

American Repertory Theater’s 2021-2022 In-Person Season to Include 1776 Revival and New Works From Idina Menzel and More

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June 5, 2021

In-person performances will soon return to the Loeb Drama Center in the American Repertory Theater’s upcoming season which includes some performances from their previously announced 2019-2020 season. 

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Off-Broadway
News

MCC Theater Announces In-Person 21/22 Season With Works by Jocelyn Bioh, New Musical by Van Huhes & Nick Blaemire

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June 3, 2021

MCC Theater has announced their 2021-2022 season with a return to in-person theatre beginning this October with Jocelyn Bioh’s Nollywood Dreams directed by Saheem Ali.

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Interview
Features

A Chat with DEAR MULTI-HYPHENATE’s Michael Kushner

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June 2, 2021

In Michael Kushner’s Dear Multi-Hyphanate, he chats with artists and explores the many facets of show business. From Alex Wyse to Brad Oscar to Rachel Brosnahan, he runs the gambit with his guests and they explore all that is multi-hyphenation.

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Broadway
News

Christy Altomare, Joey McIntyre, and Michael Wartella Join Broadway-Bound THE WANDERER at Paper Mill

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May 18, 2021

Wartella will star as Dion DiMucci, with Altomare as Dion’s wife Susan and McIntyre as Dion’s right hand man, Johnny. The show will begin performances March 24, 2022 and play through April 24, 2022. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

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On Screen
News

WATCH: Ben Platt In First Trailer For DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie

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May 18, 2021

The film version of the Tony and Grammy-winning musical is expected to hit theaters September 24.

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Broadway
News

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s PASS OVER to Play Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre

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May 4, 2021

It was announced on Tuesday that Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s critically acclaimed "Pass Over" will open at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. 

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Los Angeles
Features

Jared Mezzocchi Is Ready To Bring The Scares in SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE at Geffen Playhouse

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April 30, 2021

You might not know the name Jared Mezzocchi, but oh boy are you about to. He’s an award winning multi-hyphenated director, designer, playwright, and actor taking the digital theatrical realm by storm. His newest work, the world premiere of Someone Else’s House, is now in performances at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles

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New York
Features

PHOTOS: Hundreds Advocate Change at The MARCH ON BROADWAY

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April 22, 2021

Earlier today, hundreds took to the streets of New York to demand accountability within the theatre industry. Organized by Courtney Daniels and Nattalyee Randall, the march advocated for change and greater protection from Actor’s Equity as well as to protest producer Scott Rudin’s actions and call for his removal from the Broadway League.

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On Screen
News

Alice Ripley to Star in Film Version of THE PINK UNICORN

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April 22, 2021

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will star in a new film based off of Elise Forier Edie’s play The Pink Unicorn, directed by Amy E. Jones.

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