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Jan 23, 2020

Public Memorial Will Celebrate the Life of Off-Off-Broadway Leader Kyle Renick
The former artistic director of WPA Theater—the original home of Little Shop of Horrors, Steel Magnolias, and more—died at 71 last year.

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Jan 23, 2020

Submissions Open for 2nd Annual 'You Will Be Found' College Essay Writing Challenge
This Dear Evan Hansen-inspired contest from the Broadway Education Alliance and Gotham Writers Workshop recognizes excellence in storytelling with a $1,500 scholarship.

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Jan 23, 2020

6 Shows That Went From Movie to Musical to Movie Musical
These shows all began as movies that eventually became Broadway musicals that were adapted once again for film.

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Jan 23, 2020

A Movie Adaptation of the Mean Girls Musical Is in the Works
The show from Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, and Nell Benjamin continues on Broadway and on tour.

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Jan 23, 2020

Cast Complete for Broadway Revival of Caroline, or Change
Samantha Williams and others join Sharon D. Clarke, John Cariani, and Caissie Levy in the upcoming production at Studio 54.

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Jan 23, 2020

Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories Begins Off-Broadway
Vinie Burrows, Katie Firth, and more star in the evening of short plays, each an adaptation of a story by the well-known authors.

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Jan 23, 2020

Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, More Will Perform at 2020 Oscars
Others set to sing February 9 include Elton John, Chrissy Metz, and Randy Newman.

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Jan 23, 2020

Katie Rose Clarke and Noah Weisberg Will Go on a Date of a Lifetime
Nathan Brewer will direct the benefit performance of the new musical for the Abingdon Theatre Company.

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Jan 23, 2020

Jamie deRoy & Friends Will Welcome Sierra Boggess, Rick Crom, Well-Strung, More
The evening at Birdland will benefit The Actors Fund.

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Jan 23, 2020

Michael Urie to Direct Ryan Spahn's Inspired By True Events for New York Stage and Film's Winter Programming
The real-life couple will present their work at The Lark's Barebones Studio.

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Jan 23, 2020

Emil Varda's The Sickness to Play Off-Broadway
Ryan Cupello and Mia Vallet will star in the production at Access Theater.

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Jan 23, 2020

First Look at The Lion King's New Touring Cast
The North American tour of the hit Disney musical is scheduled to play 14 cities this year.

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Jan 23, 2020

Broadway Loves Selena Gomez Returns With Kathryn Gallagher, Krystina Alabado, More
Tony nominees Ariana DeBose and Jennifer Damiano also join the lineup for the Feinstein's/54 Below concert.

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Jan 23, 2020

Watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo Perform for Young Fans at Junior Theater Festival
The stars greeted fans at the Atlanta festival for the first time since the launch of the Disney series.

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Jan 23, 2020

Watch the Trailer for Ben Platt-Led Thriller Run This Town, to Be Released on Twitter
The drama also stars Broadway alums Jennifer Ehle and Damian Lewis.

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Jan 23, 2020

Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme
The film about the hip-hop improv troupe founded by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale premieres at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

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Jan 23, 2020

Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows
Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.

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Jan 23, 2020

See Lesli Margherita, Richard Kind, and More Pay Tribute to Mel Brooks at Feinstein's/54 Below
The tribute, hosted by Kind, also featured The Prom's Angie Schworer, Brad Oscar, Lee Roy Reams, Jelani Remy, the Skivvies, and more.

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Jan 23, 2020

Cast Set for Anna Moench's Man of God at Geffen Playhouse
The play follows four girls in a Korean Christian youth group traveling to Bangkok who make a startling discovery.

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Jan 23, 2020

Check Out Production Photos of Sex/Crime at London's Soho Theatre
Alexis Gregory's dark comic queer thriller opened January 22.

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Jan 23, 2020

Channing Tatum Attached to Star In and Produce Disney's Long-Gestating Bob the Musical
The movie musical, in the works for over a decade, will follow a man who wakes up to find himself hearing everyone's inner thoughts through song.

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Jan 23, 2020

Ari Graynor, Frank Wood, Gabby Beans, and More Tapped for Emily Feldman World Premiere Off-Broadway
The Best We Could (a Family Tragedy) is part of Manhattan Theatre Club's spring lineup.

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Jan 23, 2020

Audra McDonald to Host Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD Broadcast of Porgy and Bess
The Broadway favorite won her fifth of six Tony Awards for playing Bess on Broadway.

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Jan 23, 2020

Getting Into Character With Wicked's Hannah Corneau
The actor, starring as Elphaba in the hit Broadway musical, gives Playbill an inside look at her pre-show routine.

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Jan 23, 2020

Emmy Winner Joe Pantoliano Will Star in World Premiere of Drift Off-Broadway
Bobby Moresco will direct the limited engagement at New World Stages.

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Jan 23, 2020

Emojiland Musical Extends Off-Broadway
The new comedy stars Lesli Margherita, Ann Harada, Max Crumm, and Josh Lamon.

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Jan 23, 2020

Ben Platt, Debbie Allen, Cyndi Lauper, More to Perform Fame Song at the 2020 Grammy Awards
The artists will take part in a salute to executive producer Ken Ehrlich.

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Jan 23, 2020

Check Out the New Trailer for To All the Boys Sequel With Lana Condor, Jordan Fisher, and More
See upcoming Dear Evan Hansen Fisher star in the second trailer for the soon-to-be-released Netflix original.

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Jan 23, 2020

Channing Tatum Attached to Star and Produce Disney's Long-Gestating Bob the Musical
The movie musical, in the works for over a decade, will follow a man who wakes up to find himself hearing everyone's inner thoughts through song.

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Jan 23, 2020

Samuel Bailey's Shook to Transfer to West End
Performances will begin in April at Trafalgar Studios.

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Jan 23, 2020

Off-Broadway Premiere of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn Opens January 23
Justin Ross Cohen directs the Mark Saltzman musical.

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Jan 23, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 23


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Jan 23, 2020

5th Annual BroadwayCon Kicks Off January 24 With 3 Days of Broadway Fan Fever
From show panels featuring Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge! to interviews with Donna McKechnie to autograph signings, and more, don't miss the ultimate behind-the-scenes convention.

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Jan 23, 2020

Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons Opens on Broadway January 23
Leigh Silverman directs the new play, starring James Cromwell, Jane Alexander, and more.

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Jan 22, 2020

Companies of Come From Away Across the Globe Raise Thousands for Australia
With leadership from the Australian company of the hit musical, Come From Away rallied to save wildlife in the midst of devastating bushfires.

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Jan 22, 2020

New Stage Adaptation of Mahabharata to Play Canada
Why Not Theatre and Shaw Festival team up for the two-part epic, adapted from the Sanskrit text.

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Jan 22, 2020

Kate Baldwin Heads to Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco
The Tony nominee will play the cabaret hotspot before boarding Playbill Travel's Broadway in the Great Northwest cruise this spring.

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Jan 22, 2020

Alfred Enoch to Star in Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe
Ola Ince directs the London production starring the How to Get Away With Murder and Harry Potter actor.

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Jan 22, 2020

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Perform at Theatre Aspen 2020 Gala
The two-time Tony recipient takes the stage in the famous Colorado town.

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Jan 22, 2020

Cast Set for Off-Broadway Premiere of William Mastrosimone's Rules of Desire
The limited run will begin in February at the Playroom Theatre.

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Jan 22, 2020

Check Out Photos of the World Premiere of Midwives at the George Street Playhouse
The new thriller by Chris Bohjalian began performances in New Jersey January 21.

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Jan 22, 2020

Chinaza Uche and More Join Phillipa Soo, John Ellison Conlee, and Others in Tumacho Off-Broadway
Layla Khoshnoudi and Andrew Garman also join the cast of the Leigh Silverman-helmed production from Clubbed Thumb.

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Jan 22, 2020

Beth Leavel, Debbie Gravitte, Brenda Braxton, More to Sing on Platinum Girls Concept Album
The album from Broadway Records also features performances by Felicia Boswell, Carla Mongado, and Natalie Weiss.

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Jan 22, 2020

Go Inside the Preview for Girl From the North Country With the Broadway Cast
The musical begins performances February 7 at the Belasco Theatre.

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Jan 22, 2020

Ivan Turgenev-Inspired About Love Will Play at the Sheen Center
The limited engagement is helmed and written by Bay Street Theatre Associate Artistic Director Will Pomerantz.

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Jan 22, 2020

Laura Bell Bundy, Taylor Iman Jones, More Set for I Am Woman: A Concert for Female Empowerment
The stars will be joined by The Phantom of the Opera's Ali Ewoldt, among other Broadway alums.

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Jan 22, 2020

Old Show Queens to Return for More Broadway Antics January 24
Season 2 finds Gary Gunas and Billy Rosenfield sharing more memories, stories, and behind-the-scenes gossip from their stories careers on the Great White Way.

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Jan 22, 2020

What Everyone Can Learn From A Soldier's Play
On the opening night red carpet, stars David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood, and more share the lessons in the Pulitzer-winning work—plus backstage secrets about building the production.

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Jan 22, 2020

Current and Upcoming National Tours
A look at the touring musicals and plays that may soon be coming to a city near you!

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Jan 22, 2020

Matthew Bourne Discusses His Swan Lake Revival
The choreographer's award-winning production returns to New York for a special engagement at City Center January 30-February 9.

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Jan 22, 2020

Go Inside Opening Night of A Soldier's Play on Broadway
Kenny Leon directs the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, which opened January 21 at the American Airlines Theatre.

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Jan 22, 2020

Cornelius Smith Jr. Will Star in World Premiere of American Prophet Musical at Arena Stage
The musical by Charles Randolph-Wright and Marcus Hummon chronicles the life of human rights leader Frederick Douglass.

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Jan 22, 2020

Donna Vivino to Play Grizabella in Cats National Tour; Additional New Casting Announced
The Wicked and Les Misérables veteran is among those joining the cast in the new year.

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Jan 22, 2020

A Musical Adaptation of The Karate Kid Is in the Works
Drew Gasparini and original screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen will collaborate on the Broadway-aimed take on the 1984 movie.

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Jan 22, 2020

Musician Jörg Widmann Discusses His Composer Residency at Carnegie Hall
Widmann's works will be showcased in a variety of concerts January 28-April 6.

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Jan 22, 2020

Read the Reviews for Los Angeles Bow of What the Constitution Means to Me
Maria Dizzia leads the tour of Pulitzer finalist and Tony nominee Heidi Schreck's political and personal play.

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Jan 22, 2020

Ren Dara Santiago's The Siblings Play Finds Its Off-Broadway Cast
Mateo Ferro, Dalia Davi, Cindy De La Cruz, Andy Lucien, and Ed Ventura will star in the Jenna Worsham-helmed premiere.

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Jan 22, 2020

Rachel Tucker Will Join Broadway Cast of Come From Away
The musical continues at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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Jan 22, 2020

Rave Theater Festival Sets Return for Second Year
Producer Ken Davenport will again head the theatrical showcase.

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Jan 22, 2020

The Welkin Opens January 22 at the National Theatre in London
Lucy Kirkwood's crime drama stars Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz.

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Jan 22, 2020

Theater for the New City to Honor Hair Co-Creator James Rado
The 17th annual Love ‘n Courage benefit will raise funds for the company's Emerging Playwrights program.

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Jan 22, 2020

Andy Karl, Orfeh, More Complete Cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Concert Starring Noah Galvin
Michael Arden will direct the presentation, also starring Eden Espinosa, Alex Newell, and Jessica Vosk, at David Geffen Hall.

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Jan 22, 2020

Anne-Sophie Mutter Joins San Francisco Symphony as Artist-in-Residence
The violinist will perform three programs celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.

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Jan 22, 2020

Annual Broadway Backwards Concert Sets March Date at the New Amsterdam Theatre
The evening benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.

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Jan 22, 2020

Baby Reindeer to Play London's West End Before New York Transfer
Richard Gadd's solo show previously played the Edinburgh Fringe and the Bush Theatre.

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Jan 22, 2020

Cast Set for York Theatre Company's Concert Version of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's Celebration
David Glenn Armstrong will direct.

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Jan 22, 2020

Leslie Uggams and Lynn Whitfield to Star in Phylicia Rashad-Helmed Blue at Apollo Theater
Previously Broadway-bound, the Charles Randolph-Wright play with music by Nona Hendryx, will now play at the Harlem theatre.

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Jan 22, 2020

Judith Light to Be Honored at the GLAAD Media Awards in NYC
The three-time Tony recipient has long been a supporter of the LGBTQ community.

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Jan 22, 2020

Look Back at Past Productions of The Crucible on Broadway
The original Broadway production opened 65 years ago on January 22, 1953.

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Jan 22, 2020

Celebrate Broadway Legend Chita Rivera's Birthday
A look at some of the two-time Tony Award winner's career highlights.

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Jan 22, 2020

Rachel Bay Jones on Tackling a Mountain of a Role in The Kennedy Center's Production of Next to Normal
The Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner discusses playing lead Diana in the Washington, D.C., engagement of the Pulitzer-winning musical.

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Jan 22, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 22


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Jan 21, 2020

Read Reviews for A Soldier's Play on Broadway
Kenny Leon directs Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama at the American Airlines theatre.

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Jan 21, 2020

A First Look at Classic Stage Company's Dracula Off-Broadway
The Kate Hamill adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel is one of two in CSC's Gothic repertory presentation, paired with Frankenstein.

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Jan 21, 2020

Inside the First Day of Rehearsals for Diana on Broadway
The new musical, starring Jeanna de Waal as the late Princess of Wales, will begin performances at the Longacre Theatre March 2.

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Jan 21, 2020

Inside the Grammy Awards' Nominee Celebration With the Casts of Hadestown, Moulin Rouge!, and More
Ahead of the ceremony on January 26, the Broadway community came out to celebrate.

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Jan 21, 2020

Grosses Analysis: Oklahoma! and Slave Play End Broadway Runs With a Bang
The two buzzy productions earned their highest grosses in their final weeks.

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Jan 21, 2020

Jocelyn Bioh, Victoria Clark, More to Appear as February Guests on Live at the Lortel Podcast
The Off-Broadway series continues with host Eric Ostrow.

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Jan 21, 2020

Beyond Babel Kicks Off Performances January 21
A narrative urban dance riff on Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, the show takes over The Gym at Judson.

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Jan 21, 2020

A Look at Milwaukee Rep's Chasin' Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records
The musical from writer-director-choreographer Kevin Ramsey began performances January 17 at the Wisconsin venue.

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Jan 21, 2020

Leonard Bernstein Biopic, Directed by and Starring Bradley Cooper, Moves Forward With Netflix
The Oscar nominee will also produce alongside Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Todd Phillips.

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Jan 21, 2020

Janie Dee to Star in London Premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
The Olivier Award winner will star as Masha in Christopher Durang's comedy at the Charring Cross Theatre.

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Jan 21, 2020

Michael James Scott Sets Return to Broadway's Aladdin
The actor will once again play the Genie in the Disney musical.

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Jan 21, 2020

Michael Urie, Kathleen Chalfant, and Marsha Mason Tapped for Benefit Performance of Arsenic & Old Lace
Keen Company will bring back Joseph Kesselring's comedy, which opened on Broadway in 1941, for one night only.

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Jan 21, 2020

Harry Townsend's Last Stand, Starring Craig Bierko and Len Cariou, Extends Off-Broadway
The George Eastman play opened at New York City Center Stage II in December.

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Jan 21, 2020

Donmar Warehouse's New Season to Begin With Suzan-Lori Parks' In the Blood
The lineup also includes the world premiere of a stage adaptation of Force Majeure.

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Jan 21, 2020

Patrick Page to Star in All the Devils Are Here—How Shakespeare Invented the Villain
The Hadestown star will portray villains from the Bards' best works in the one-night-only performance

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Jan 21, 2020

See Adrienne Warren, Phylicia Rashad, and More at Joe's Pub for the Closing Night of Daniel J. Watts' The Jam
The Tina: The Tina Turner Musical star wrapped the run of his music, dance, spoken word, and storytelling piece at Joe's Pub January 20.

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Jan 21, 2020

Waitress Star Lucie Jones' West End Solo Concert Will Be Released as a Live Album
The X Factor and musical theatre favorite will be joined by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra.

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Jan 21, 2020

The Public's Under the Radar Festival Cancels Josh Fox Show
The Truth Has Changed, a show about misinformation and climate justice, was canceled following allegations of misconduct from both parties.

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Jan 21, 2020

New Works From Sanaz Toossi, Lindsey Ferrentino, and Anna Ziegler Tapped for Roundabout's Off-Broadway Season
The three titles—one world premiere and two New York premieres—join the company's 2020-2021 slate.

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Jan 21, 2020

How Len Cariou's A Little Night Music Solo Became Sondheim's Famous ‘Send in the Clowns' Instead
This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth gets the origin story of Glynis Johns' famous Broadway ballad, plus audition stories from Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, and more.

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Jan 21, 2020

Baby's Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire to Receive Bistro Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award
The songwriting duo also worked on shows like Big, Closer Than Ever, and Starting Here, Starting Now.

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Jan 21, 2020

Check Out Photos of The Little Mermaid at the Argyle Theatre
The Disney musical, starring Kimberly Immanuel as Ariel, opened at the Long Island theatre January 18.

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Jan 21, 2020

Check Out Production Photos of Everybody's Talking About Jamie's New Cast
The hit London musical welcomes Noah Thomas to the title role, along with a host of new additions.

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Jan 21, 2020

Imelda Staunton and Rafe Spall to Star in Apple TV 's Trying
The West End alums will star in the comedy series about a couple who want to have a baby (but can't).

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Jan 21, 2020

Eboni Booth's Paris Opens at Atlantic Theater Company
The world premiere, directed by Knud Adams, marks the professional playwriting debut of playwright and performer Booth.

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Jan 21, 2020

Matt McGrath Joins Bob Dylan-Conor McPherson Musical Girl From the North Country on Broadway
The Cabaret actor replaces David Pittu, who has left the production due to a scheduling conflict.

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Jan 21, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Misty Copeland, More to Be Featured on Apple TV 's Dear… Docuseries
The series will explore the cultural influencers' biographies through written letters.

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Jan 21, 2020

Read Reviews for the New Off-Broadway Musical Emojiland
See what critics think of the musical comedy, starring Ann Harada, George Abud, Lesli Margherita, Lucas Steele, and many more.

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