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Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez, and Ephraim Sykes to star in BYE BYE BIRDIE at the Kennedy Center

Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez, and Ephraim Sykes announced for the Kennedy Centers Broadway Center Stage production of Bye Bye Birdie in Washington DC.

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Alex Mecklosky

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February 20, 2024

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Graham Phillips and Talia Suskauer Star in Eamon Foley’s Production at the Axelrod PAC

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center in collaboration with Grind Arts Company will present a bold new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Sunday in the Park With George starring Graham Phillips and Talia Suskauer.

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Alex Mecklosky

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February 19, 2024

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Liisi LaFontaine, Ciara Renée, Jeannette Bayardelle, More to Star in GUN & POWDER at Paper Mill Playhouse

Angelica Chéri's Gun & Powder will star Liisi LaFontaine, Ciara Renée, Jeannette Bayardelle, Aaron James McKenzie, and Hunter Parrish at Paper Mill Playhouse this April.

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Jordanna Brody

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February 13, 2024

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THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES Announces Pre-Broadway World Premiere Engagement At Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre

Performances for the strictly limited five-week engagement of The Queen of Versailles are set to begin at Boston’s historic Emerson Colonial Theatre this summer.

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Alex Mecklosky

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February 8, 2024

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Concord Theatricals Acquires I’M GONNA MARRY YOU TOBEY MAGUIRE

Samantha Hurley’s I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire have been acquired by Concord Theatricals

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Alex Mecklosky

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January 30, 2024

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Chicago
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Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team of ILLINOISE

The new musical based on Sufjan Stevens' acclaimed concept album, Illinois, has announced its full cast.

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Alex Mecklosky

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December 1, 2023

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Cast Announced For Idina Menzel’s New Musical REDWOOD At La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Redwood starring Idina Menzel.

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Alex Mecklosky

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January 5, 2024

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Washington D.C.
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Brandon Uranowitz, Denée Benton, Grey Henson To Star In TICK, TICK… BOOM! At The Kennedy Center

Casting for tick, tick… BOOM! at the Kennedy Center will include: Brandon Uranowitz, Denée Benton, and Grey Henson.

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Alex Mecklosky

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December 19, 2023

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Theatre
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Theatrely's Best Of 2023

Theatrely's picks for their favorite performances from 2023 from Merrily We Roll Along to Parade and everything Off-Broadway, regionally, and in London's West End.

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December 12, 2023

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Raúl Esparza To Lead The World Premiere Production of GALILEO Musical at Berkeley Rep

Raúl Esparza to play Galileo in new musical. directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer.

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Alex Mecklosky

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December 7, 2023

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Barrington Stage Announces 30th Anniversary Season

Barrington Stage has announced its 30th Anniversary Season, which includes La Cage Aux Folles and Next to Normal.

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Jordanna Brody

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November 29, 2023

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Los Angeles
Features

THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY Playwright Samuel Baum Discusses Economy of Storytelling

Playwright Samuel Baum discusses his work with his play The Engagement Party at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, California.

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Joey Sims

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October 25, 2023

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BULRUSHER Stages the Dangers of Identification — Review

Theatrely's review of Bulrusher at the McCarter Theatre Center written by Eisa Davis

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Nathan Pugh

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October 6, 2023

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Chicago
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Jasmine Amy Rogers, Erich Bergen, Faith Prince, and More Join BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL

Cast has been announced for BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical including Erich Bergen, Stephen DeRosa, Faith Prince, and Jasmine Amy Rogers as Betty Boop!

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Kobi Kassal

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September 28, 2023

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Los Angeles
Reviews

EVERY BRILLIANT THING Is, Well, Brilliant — Review

Theatrely's Los Angeles Review of Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan with Johnny Donahoe and starring Daniel K. Isaac at the Geffen Playhouse.

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Alan Koolik

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September 22, 2023

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Fall Preview 2023
Features

Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada Are Bringing THE GREAT GATSBY To Life

Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada star in The Great Gatsby at Paper Mill Playhouse this fall.

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Kobi Kassal

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September 14, 2023

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Regional
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Michael Urie, Dan Brown, and Hannah Cruz on Bringing THE DA VINCI CODE To Life On Stage

Author Dan Brown, Michael Urie, and Hannah Cruz discuss bringing The Da Vinci Code to the stage in a new play at Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine

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Kobi Kassal

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September 10, 2023

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Michael Urie, Hannah Cruz, More Set to Star in THE DA VINCI CODE at Ogunquit Playhouse

The Da Vinci Code will get its American premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse this fall starring Michael Urie, Hannah Cruz, Charles Shaughnessy, and more.

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Jordanna Brody

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August 1, 2023

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Boston
Features

A Conversation: Christopher Mannelli Joins THE HUNTINGTON As New Executive Director

Christoper Mannelli joins the Huntington Theatre Company as the new Executive Director after seven years at Geva Theatre Center.

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Kobi Kassal

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July 27, 2023

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Boston
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CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF to Play at Nantucket's White Heron Theatre Company

Call Fosse at the Minskoff, written and performed by Mimi Quillin, will play at Nantucket's White Heron Theatre Company.

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Jordanna Brody

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July 26, 2023

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Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's THE GREAT GATSBY

Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada will star as Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan in Paper Mill Playhouse's world-premiere production of The Great Gatsby.

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Jordanna Brody

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July 24, 2023

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Complete Casting Announced for THE UNTITLED AUTHORIZED HUNTER S. THOMPSON MUSICAL

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical, music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Iconis and Gregory S. Moss, choreographed by Jon Rua and directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, running August 29 – October 1 in the Playhouse’s Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.

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Jordanna Brody

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July 19, 2023

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GREASE Will Play at Hard Rock in Atlantic City

The classic musical Grease will play at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City this August.

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Jordanna Brody

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June 5, 2023

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Max Clayton, Christian Probst, More Join SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Ogunquit Playhouse

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced casting for Singin' in the Rain! The musical will star Broadway alum Max Clayton, Christian Probst, Chiara Trentalange, Greg Jackson, Kate Loprest, and Lance Roberts.

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Jordanna Brody

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May 30, 2023

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Joanna Gleason to Direct Phylicia Rashad in MASTER CLASS

Tony Award winners Joanna Gleason and Phylicia Rashad will work on Master Class together, with Gleason directing and Rashad starring.

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Jordanna Brody

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May 25, 2023

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Adam Chanler-Berat, Mary Testa, and Tally Sessions Will Star in A NEW BRAIN at Barrington Stage

Initial casting has been announced for Barrington Stage's production of A New Brain playing later this summer.

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Jordanna Brody

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May 18, 2023

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McCarter Theatre Center Announces Adventurous 2023–2024 Season

The McCarter Theatre Center has announced their 2023-2024 season, which includes a Pulitzer finalist's play, a Tony nominated musical, and an Emmy Award winner's play.

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Jordanna Brody

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May 8, 2023

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Zachary Noah Piser, Olivia Lux, Leana Rae Concepcion, More Will Star in RENT at Paper Mill Playhouse

Performances will run from June 7th (7:30pm…. Eastern Standard Time) through July 2nd at Paper Mill in Millburn, NJ.

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Max Sauberman

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April 27, 2023

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Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2023-2024 Season

Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2023–2024 lineup features The Great Gatsby (Oct 12–Nov 12, 2023), Fiddler on the Roof (Dec 6, 2023–Jan 7, 2024), After Midnight (Jan 31–Feb 25, 2024), Gun & Powder (Apr 4–May 5, 2024), and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (June 5–30, 2024).

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Jordanna Brody

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March 27, 2023

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Boston
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THE BAND’S VISIT Is Coming to Boston in a Historic First Between 2 Theatre Companies

The Huntington and SpeakEasy Stage will present the Tony-winning musical later this year. 

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Dan Meyer

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March 23, 2023

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Isabelle McCalla, Ryan Vasquez, More Will Star in WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Musical

The world premiere production begins June 7 in Atlanta, Georgia, at Alliance Theatre. 

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Dan Meyer

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March 22, 2023

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New York
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Justin Peck, Sufjan Stevens, and Jackie Sibblies Drury Team Up For New Musical

Illinois, inspired by Stevens’ 2005 album, will premiere at The Fisher Center at Bard this summer.

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Dan Meyer

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March 10, 2023

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Regional
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THE OUTSIDERS in California, A Gripping Adaptation — Review

Theatrely's review of The Outsiders based on S.E. Hinton's novel. Now at La Jolla Playhouse before Broadway, the musical is written by Adam Rapp with music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival and Justin Levine.

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Kobi Kassal

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March 6, 2023

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HERCULES Has Just Enough Strength to Match Its Heart — Review

Hercules is now in performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, through March 19.

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Kobi Kassal

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March 2, 2023

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Los Angeles
Reviews

Center Theatre Group’s SECRET GARDEN is Not Quite in Bloom - Review

Theatrely's Los Angeles review of The Secret Garden at Center Theatre Group. Directed by Warren Carlyle, the production stars Julia Lester, Aaron Lazar, Sierra Boggess, John-Michael Lyles, and more.

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Chloe Conaway

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February 28, 2023

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Washington D.C.
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Alex Brightman, James Monroe Iglehart, Leslie Kritzer, and Rob McClure Will Star in SPAMALOT at Kennedy Center

The Broadwat Center Stage production will run May 12-21 in the Eisenhower Theater.

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Dan Meyer

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February 28, 2023

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Rachel Chavkin and Sonya Tayeh Join GATSBY Musical Creative Team 

The new adaptation will premiere in 2024 at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

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Dan Meyer

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February 22, 2023

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Los Angeles
Features

Graham Phillips Loves to Do the ‘Hard Sh*t’

The star of Sunday in the Park With George at Pasadena Playhouse chats with Theatrely.

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Dan Meyer

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February 19, 2023

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Betty Boop Musical BOOP! Sets World Premiere in Chicago

The Broadway-aimed musical is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

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Dan Meyer

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February 14, 2023

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Washington D.C.
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Arena Stage’s RIDE THE CYCLONE Is a Bumpy yet Exhilarating Journey

The musical, which went viral on TikTok, is now playing at Arena Stage in the Washington, D.C. area through February 19.

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Nathan Pugh

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January 26, 2023

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Regional
News

Idina Menzel Will Star in REDWOOD Musical at La Jolla Playhouse

The Tony winner and Tina Landau are collaborating on the project, set to premiere in the 2023-2024 season. 

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Dan Meyer

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January 12, 2023

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Casting Complete for HERCULES at Paper Mill Playhouse With Tiffany Mann, Rashidra Scott, More

The musical begins performances February 16, starring Bradley Gibson and Isabelle McCalla. 

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Dan Meyer

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January 12, 2023

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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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Read Paula Vogel’s Statement on INDECENT High School Production Cancellation in Florida

A local school board shut down the play, claiming the subject matter was inappropriate. Students and theatre community members say the decision is wrong and should be reversed.

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Dan Meyer

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January 9, 2023

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Complete Casting Announced for SUNSET BOULEVARD, Starring Stephanie J. Block, Derek Klena, More

The Kennedy Center production will run February 1-8 in Washington, D.C. for a limited engagement. 

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Dan Meyer

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January 5, 2023

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Regional
Features

Erika Henningsen is Rearranging the Pieces in JOY at George Street Playhouse

The new musical stars Henningsen as entrepreneur Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop.

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Amanda Marie Miller

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December 16, 2022

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Sammi Cannold-Directed EVITA Is Coming to American Repertory Theatre

The revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera was last seen at New York City Center in 2019. 

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Dan Meyer

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December 6, 2022

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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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Dan Meyer

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December 1, 2022

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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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Nathan Pugh

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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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Joey Sims

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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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Dan Meyer

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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
News

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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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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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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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
Features

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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Regional
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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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Regional
Features

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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Regional
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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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Reviews

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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Regional
Reviews

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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Regional

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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Regional
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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.

By

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.

By

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.

By

Zack Reiser

on

May 20, 2021

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