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MEAN GIRLS Reunion, Pasek & Paul, More Set for Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta

The annual education summit for musical theatre students and their teachers will be held January 13-15. 

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December 1, 2022

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Bradley Gibson, Isabelle McCalla, More Will Star in Disney’s HERCULES Musical

The production will play at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2023, with James Monroe Iglehart and Shuler Hensley also announced to the cast. 

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Dan Meyer

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October 31, 2022

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Washington D.C.
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Signature Theatre’s THE COLOR PURPLE Draws on the Musical’s Rich History

The production is currently running through October 9 at the D.C.-area theatre.

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October 4, 2022

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Boston
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A New SING STREET Builds More Hope — Review

Theatrely's review of Sing Street at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. Directed by Rebecca Taichman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, the musical is written by Enda Walsh, Gary Clark, and John Carney.

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September 8, 2022

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Tony Nominees Rachel Dratch, Kevin Chamberlin, More Join GUYS AND DOLLS

The Kennedy Center production runs October 7-16, starring the previously announced James Monroe Iglehart, Jessie Mueller, Steven Pasquale, and Phillipa Soo.

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Dan Meyer

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September 20, 2022

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WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Musical World Premiere Sets Dates 

The show is directed by Kimberly Akimbo auteur Jessica Stone. 

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September 19, 2022

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Los Angeles
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Glitter, Grindr, and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln in LAVENDER MEN – Review

Theatrely's review of Lavenden Men, by Roger Q. Mason at Los Angeles' Skylight Theatre stars Alex Esola and Pete Ploszek.

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Rachel Hsu

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August 23, 2022

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Broadway Alum Erika Henningsen Will Star in JOY THE MUSICAL

Joshua Bergasse choreographs the new production, directed by Casey Hushion, at George Street Playhouse.

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Dan Meyer

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August 16, 2022

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Kate Baldwin, Max Von Essen, More Tapped for 42ND STREET at Goodspeed

The musical, directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, begins performances September 16 at the Connecticut theatre. 

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Dan Meyer

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August 10, 2022

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Berkshires
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Emily Skinner, Sierra Boggess, More Cast in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC 

The staging of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony-winning musical will begin August 6 at Barrington Stage Company. 

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Dan Meyer

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June 6, 2022

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Kate Rockwell and Hunter Foster Will Star in THE GRISWOLDS’ BROADWAY VACATION

The out-of-town tryout begins at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle later this summer. 

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Dan Meyer

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July 12, 2022

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Chicago
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Timely THE BILLBOARD Offers Multiple Viewpoints on Abortion — Review

Natalie Y. Moore’s play is currently playing at the 16th Street Theater in Chicago. 

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Emily McClanathan

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July 8, 2022

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Watch New and Exciting Works in BARD AT THE GATE Series

The initiative, founded by Paula Vogel, is streaming on demand thanks to McCarter Theatre Center. 

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Dan Meyer

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July 5, 2022

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Washington D.C.
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Queer Black Men Forge Spaces of Care in THE HOT WING KING – REVIEW

Katori Hall’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play is now running at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., through July 31.

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Nathan Pugh

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July 6, 2022

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Regional
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The Stunning Reconsiderations of FAIRVIEW at the Wilma Theatre — Review

Theatrely's review of Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.

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Nathan Pugh

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June 16, 2022

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Javier Muñoz, Megan Masako Haley, More Join THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

The musical will have its world premiere in Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre this summer. 

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Dan Meyer

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June 15, 2022

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Tony Awards
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Court Theatre of Chicago Will Receive Regional Theatre Tony Award

The theatre is known for its work engaging with the South Side community and expanding upon traditional or rare works. The annual honor is given to a local theatre and comes with a $25,000 grant. 

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Dan Meyer

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May 18, 2022

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Boston
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LIFE OF PI Will Make North American Premiere at A.R.T.

The Boston-area theatre company will present the Olivier-winning play as part of its 2022-2023 season. Life of Pi adapted from Yann Martel’s best-selling novel.

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Dan Meyer

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May 11, 2022

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National Tour
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Tony-Nominated GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Will Go on Tour

The musical, featuring songs by Bob Dylan, will travel across the U.S. next year. Earlier this week, the Broadway production scored seven 2022 Tony Award nominations.

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Dan Meyer

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May 10, 2022

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Regional
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Jackie Burns Embraces the Unexpected in A WALK ON THE MOON

Broadway favorite Jackie Burns is now leading A Walk On The Moon at George Street Playhouse in New Jersey.

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Amanda Marie Miller

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April 25, 2022

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World Premiere of WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL Will Star Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris, and André De Shields

The world premiere of Matthew Lombardo’s backstage comedy will be directed by Noah Himmelstein at The Bushnell in Hartford.

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Dan Meyer

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April 19, 2022

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Heidi Blickenstaff, Lauren Pritchard, More Will Star in MAY WE ALL in Nashville

The world premiere musical features songs by some of the biggest and brightest country artists, like Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, and Dolly Parton.

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Dan Meyer

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April 13, 2022

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Hercules Is Coming to Paper Mill Playhouse in 2023

The upcoming 2022-2023 season will also feature On Your Feet!, The Sound of Music, Murder on the Orient Express, and Rent.

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Dan Meyer

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April 12, 2022

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A New Production of FIDELIO Could Change Opera Forever

The LA Philharmonic is partnering with Deaf West Theatre to present a semi-staged production of Beethoven’s Fidelio April 14–16 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Led by Gustavo Dudamel, the production is Deaf West’s first opera and was created specifically for both Deaf and hearing audiences. 

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Dan Meyer

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April 12, 2022

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PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL Struggles With Its Subject – Review

Theatrely's review of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical at The People's Light Theatre in Malvern, Pennsylvania directed by Sheldon Epps.

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Alexi Chacon

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March 31, 2022

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John Cardoza, Jovanni Sy, Kate Baldwin, More Join THE KARATE KID – THE MUSICAL

John Cardoza will star as Daniel opposite Jovanni Sy as Mister Miyagi in The Karate Kid – The Musical. The production begins performances May 25 at STAGES St. Louis in Missouri.

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Dan Meyer

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March 18, 2022

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THE GRISWOLD'S BROADWAY VACATION Will Travel to Seattle and Houston

The Griswold’s Broadway Vacation The Musical will take a cross-country road trip on its way to a planned Main Stem bow this year. Performances will run at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle followed by a stint at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston.

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Dan Meyer

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March 8, 2022

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Creating The World of OTHER WORLD

Other World is now in performance at Delaware Theatre Company by Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, and Ann McNamee.

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Kaitlyn Riggio

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March 7, 2022

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May We All to Feature Songs by Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, More

This summer’s shaping up to be a honky-tonking good time. May We All: A New Country Musical will feature songs by a lengthy roster of superstars, including Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, and Florida Georgia Line. Also lending their songs to the jukebox musical are Brooks & Dunn, Chris Stapleton, Jessica Andrews, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Old Dominion, Runaway June, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, and Zac Brown Band. FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will also debut two original songs in the score. 

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Dan Meyer

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March 3, 2022

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Isabelle McCalla on Finding the Comedy in CLUE at Paper Mill Playhouse

Isabelle McCalla has found great success on the stage in recent years from starring in Aladdin to The Prom, for her latest role, she headed to New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse for their hilarious farce murder mystery Clue. As the French maid Yvette, McCalla joins an all star cast that includes Kathy Kitzgerald, Michael Kostroff, John Treacy Egan, and more. 

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Kobi Kassal

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February 17, 2022

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TEENAGE DICK is a Brutal but Sensitive Portrait of an Unlikely Antihero — Review

Dear Evan Hansen wants the humorous but scathing energy that Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick has in spades. The similarities between Hansen and Teenage Dick run deep. Both shows follow awkward, lonely teenage guys trying to get through high school. Both protagonists gain incredible social power through the force of their storytelling. They use this power to woo their popular love interests, and excuse their gaslighting because of their disabilities. And in the end, everything comes crashing down because of dangerous lies exacerbated by social media. Both shows have had large cultural moments this year. Hansen’s film adaptation premiered in movie theaters this past September and re-opens on Broadway this weekend. Teenage Dick, which previously ran off-Broadway in 2018, is now touring through some of the most well-known regional theatres in America. Having already played at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company this fall, the show is now running at the Huntington Theatre Company and will head over to Pasadena Playhouse in February.

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Nathan Pugh

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December 10, 2021

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Kenny Leon To Direct World Premiere Musical TRADING PLACES This Spring At Alliance Theatre in Atlanta

Get ready to Sell! Sell! Sell! The beloved film Trading Places will have its world-premiere musical at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta next spring directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. Based off the 1983 film from Paramount Pictures, Trading Places is a contemporary reimagining of the prince and pauper fable. Billie Rae Valentine, a savvy hustler down on her luck, and Louis Winthorpe III, a minted commodities-trading firm director, have their lives deliberately switched by the devious Duke brothers to settle a petty bet in an outrageous debate of nature versus nurture. Trading Places is helmed by an exciting creative team including television and film writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, musical writing team Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, acclaimed film, television, and music video choreographer Fatima Robinson, associate director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden.

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Kobi Kassal

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November 9, 2021

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Carolee Carmello on SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD At Paper Mill Playhouse

Carolee Carmello has been wowing audiences for years with iconic roles in Parade, The Addams Family, Scandalous, The Hello Dolly National Tour — the list could keep on going. She is now back for her first performance post quarantine in Paper Mill Playhouse’s new vibrant production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For A New World. I recently caught up with Carmello as she was headed to the gym (yes, exercise), to chat about her fabulous co-stars, a quick rehearsal process, and jumping back into musical theatre. 

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Kobi Kassal

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November 3, 2021

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SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Shines At Papermill Playhouse — Review

More than 17 months after COVID-19 forced theatres around the country to cancel performances, Papermill Playhouse is back and rocking it to the rafters with a vibrant revival of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. “Songs for a Thousand Cabarets” could be the alternative title for this revue-like collection of ardent musical theatre-pop-soliloquies given its popularity with soloists and cabaret artists. Those artists include stars as varied as Karen Akers, Betty Buckley, Audra McDonald, and Shoshana Bean―not to mention hundreds of thousands of aspirants around the world. Having grown up belting the original cast recording with my musical theatre friends as we skipped to rehearsal, I have always loved the show. But going into this Mark S. Hoebee directed production, I found myself wondering, “How does the full show of stand-alone solos, duets, and quartets stack up 26 years after its premiere?” As led by the sensational Carolee Carmello, as brilliantly as it did back in 1995.

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Juan Michael Porter II

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October 21, 2021

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Bobby Conte Thornton Talks SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD and Returning to Broadway

We caught up with Bobby Conte Thornton, playing “Man 2” in Songs For A New World at the Cape Playhouse, as the show moves rehearsals from New York City up to Massachusetts, on what it's like to be performing in a show for the first time in sixteen months.

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Zack Reiser

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August 9, 2021

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WALDEN Thrills At TheaterWorks Hartford — Review

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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Kobi Kassal

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August 10, 2021

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DESTINY OF DESIRE Will Round Out Guthrie Theater's 2021-22 Season

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director), in association with The Foxboro Company, today announced that Destiny of Desire, written by critically acclaimed playwright Karen Zacarías (Native Gardens) and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Broadway’s Jitney), will complete its 2021–2022 Season. Prior to an anticipated 2022 Broadway run produced by The Foxboro Company, the Guthrie is pleased to produce Destiny of Desire for its audiences.

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Zack Reiser

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July 27, 2021

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

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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Kobi Kassal

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July 6, 2021

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Ogunquit Playhouse Opens With SPAMALOT — Review

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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Kobi Kassal

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June 26, 2021

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The Guthrie Theater Announces 2021-22 Season

The Guthrie Theater today announced its 2021–2022 Season, including the national tour of the critically acclaimed What the Constitution Means to Me by famed writer Heidi Schreck; a world-premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring all-new creative design; Lorraine Hansberry’s heralded A Raisin in the Sun; William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by former Artistic Director Joe Dowling in his first return to the Guthrie; Kate Hamill’s world-premiere adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, commissioned by the Guthrie; Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat; and a seventh title to be announced.

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Zack Reiser

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June 8, 2021

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Ogunquit Playhouse Erects 25,700 Square Foot Pavilion for 2021 Mainstage Season

Ogunquit Playhouse, the crown jewel of Maine’s Southern Seacoast and a renowned destination for regional theater for almost 90 years, is bringing live theater outdoors this summer. Rising from the grounds of The Playhouse campus’s south lawn is The Leary Pavilion, a 25,700 square foot open-air venue — nearly three times the size of their indoor theater — designed to give audiences the best theatrical experience in the safest possible environment.

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Zack Reiser

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May 20, 2021

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