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Mon 31 Jul 2017

Anastasia
SHOW OF THE WEEK: ANASTASIA
We take a closer look at the Broadway premiere of Anastasia, starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Ramin Karimloo & Mary Beth Peil, currently playing at the Broadhurst Theatre.
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Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin withdraws from Great Comet
Tony & Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin has officially withdrawn from his previously announced return to Broadway as Pierre in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre.
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Wicked
Wicked welcomes new principals tonight
The Broadway production of Wicked welcomes Jackie Burns, Amanda Jane Cooper, Tony winner Rondi Reed, Ashley Parker Angel, Jye Frasca & Kristen Martin to the cast tonight.
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School of Rock
School of Rock welcomes new cast members
The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock - The Musical welcomes new young cast members, beginning performances at the Winter Garden Theatre tonight.
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Fri 28 Jul 2017

Michael Moore
Michael Moore make his B'way debut tonight
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore makes his Broadway debut in The Terms of My Surrender, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, at the Belasco Theatre tonight.
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Brandy
Brandy will return to Broadway's Chicago
Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood will return to the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago for a limited 17-performance engagement from August 17 to 31, 2017.
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Mean Girls
Cast confirmed for B'way-bound Mean Girls
Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman and more will lead the cast of the world premiere of Broadway-bound musical Mean Girls at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. from October 31, 2017.
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Euan Morton
Hamilton welcomes Euan Morton to the cast
Tony & Olivier Award nominee Euan Morton assumes the role of King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit musical Hamilton at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre tonight.
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Off-Broadway...
Sherie Rene Scott
Sherie Rene Scott cast in The Portuguese Kid
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced additional casting to join Jason Alexander in the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, including 3-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott.
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Thu 27 Jul 2017

Off-Broadway...
Nikki Blonsky
Nikki Blonsky cast in Stuffed
Golden Globe-nominated star of "Hairspray" Nikki Blonsky will join playwright Lisa Lampanelli in the off-Broadway return engagement of Stuffed at the Westside Theatre from October 5, 2017.
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Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn to star in As You Like It
Tony, Oscar & Emmy Award winner Ellen Burstyn and the entire Bay Street Theater cast will reprise their roles for the Classic Stage Company's off-Broadway engagement of As You Like It.
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Hampton Fluker
Cast of Too Heavy For Your Pocket
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced casting for the first production of its 2017-2018 Roundabout Underground season - Jiréh Breon Holder's Too Heavy For Your Pocket.
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Wed 26 Jul 2017

Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin to star in The Great Comet
Tony & Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will return to B'way for a limited 3-week engagement as Pierre in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 from August 15 to September 3, 2017.
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Off-Broadway...
Blair Brown
On the Shore of the Wide World cast
Atlantic Theatre Company has announced the cast of Simon Stephens' On the Shore of the Wide World, including Tony winner Blair Brown, at the Linda Gross Theater from August 23, 2017.
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Eric Tucker
Bedlam presents J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan
Bedlam returns to off-Broadway with its debut of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, directed by Eric Tucker, for a limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street from November 11 to December 23, 2017.
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Tue 25 Jul 2017

Blair Brown
Blair Brown to join Uma Thurman on B'way
Tony winner Blair Brown will join Oscar nominee Uma Thurman and Josh Lucas in Oscar nominee Beau Willimon's Broadway premiere of The Parisian Woman, set to offically open on November 30.
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A Doll's House, Part 2
New cast debuts in A Doll's House, Part 2
Tony winner Julie White, Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, & Erin Wilhelmi join Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell in the Broadway premiere of A Doll's House, Part 2 at Golden Theatre tonight.
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Off-Broadway...
Rebecca Naomi Jones
Cast of Public Works' As You Like It revealed
The Public Theater has announced casting for the free Public Works musical adaptation of As You Like It at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, inc. Rebecca Naomi Jones, Joel Perez and more.
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Mon 24 Jul 2017

War Paint
SHOW OF THE WEEK: WAR PAINT
We take a closer look at the Broadway premiere of War Paint, starring Patti LuPone as Helena Rubinstein and Christine Ebersole as Elizabeth Arden, playing at the Nederlander Theatre.
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Off-Broadway...
Hugh Panaro
Hugh Panaro is NYC's next Sweeney Todd
Broadway alum Hugh Panaro and more have been cast in the Barrow Street Theatre's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, joining the cast from August 29.
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For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday
For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday opening
Playwrights Horizons has set an opening night of September 13, 2017 for its upcoming NY premiere of Sarah Ruhl's For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday, starring Tony nominee Kathleen Chalfant.
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Fri 21 Jul 2017

Daniel Breaker
Daniel Breaker is Hamilton's next Aaron Burr
Tony nominee Daniel Breaker will join the B'way company of Hamilton as Aaron Burr from August 29, 2017, with current cast member Brandon Victor Dixon playing his final performance on August 13.
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Thu 20 Jul 2017

Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure
Is Robin Hood eyeing a return to Broadway?
According to The New York Post, the Dallas Theater Center world premiere production of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, written by Douglas Carter Beane & Lewis Flinn, could be B'way-bound.
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Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner to pen Donald Trump play?
According to an interview with The Daily Beast, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner has decided on the subject of his next play... President Donald Trump.
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Off-Broadway...
The Red Letter Plays
Casting of The Red Letter Plays
Signature Theatre has announced complete casting for Suzan-Lori Parks' The Red Letter Plays: F*cking A and In The Blood, which will be presented together for the very first time.
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Tue 18 Jul 2017

Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas to join Uma Thurman on Broadway
Josh Lucas has been cast alongside previously announced Oscar nominee Uma Thurman in The Parisian Woman by Beau Willimon, officially opening on Broadway on November 30, 2017.
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Off-Broadway...
Hamlet
Review of Hamlet
Read our review of the Public Theater production of Hamlet, starring Oscar Isaac and directed by Sam Gold, currently playing at the Public's Anspacher Theater until September 3, 2017.
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The Wolves
LCT presents The Wolves this Fall
Lincoln Center Theater will present the Obie & Drama Desk Award-winning production of The Wolves, written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Lila Neugebauer, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
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Mon 17 Jul 2017

A Doll's House, Part 2
SHOW OF THE WEEK: A DOLL'S HOUSE, #2
We celebrate the Broadway premiere of A Doll's House, Part 2, starring the original cast of Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell & Condola Rashad in their final week together.
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Thu 13 Jul 2017

Wicked
New principal cast members for Wicked
The Broadway production of Wicked will welcome Jackie Burns, Amanda Jane Cooper, Tony winner Rondi Reed, Ashley Parker Angel, Jye Frasca & Kristen Martin to the cast from July 31, 2017.
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Cats
Upcoming cast changes for Cats on Broadway
The Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats will welcome four new cast members in the next few weeks, as performances continue at the Neil Simon Theatre until December 30, 2017.
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Off-Broadway...
Deanna Dunagan
Playwrights Horizons' cast of The Treasurer
Complete casting has been announced for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere of Max Posner's The Treasurer, including Tony winner Deanna Dunagan & Tony nominee Peter Friedman.
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Wed 12 Jul 2017

Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman to make Broadway debut
Oscar nominee Uma Thurman will make her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman, written by Oscar & Emmy nominee Beau Willimon and directed by Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon, this fall.
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Euan Morton
Euan Morton is Hamilton's next King George
The Broadway cast of smash hit Hamilton will welcome Tony nominee Euan Morton to the role of King George III, beginning performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 28, 2017.
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Off-Broadway...
Bobbie Clearly
Roundabout presents Bobbie Clearly
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the NY premiere of Bobbie Clearly, written by Alex Lubischer and directed by Will Davis, as part of its Roundabout Underground 2017-2018 season.
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2ST
2ST presents Cardinal by Greg Pierce
Second Stage Theater presents the world premiere of Greg Pierce's new play Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey, which is scheduled to begin previews in January 2018 at Tony Kiser Theater.
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Irish Rep
The Home Place at Irish Rep
Irish Repertory Theatre presents the New York premiere of The Home Place, directed by Charlotte Moore, for a limited engagement from late September to early November 2017.
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Dear Jane
Dear Jane at Theatre Row
Undercover Productions presents Dear Jane - a new play with music by Joan Beber, directed by Katrin Hilbe - at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre from July 18 through to August 26, 2017.
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Tue 11 Jul 2017

Marvin's Room
Review of Marvin's Room
Read our review of the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Marvin's Room, starring Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor & Celia Weston, at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.
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The Great Comet of 1812
Okieriete Onaodowan debuts in Great Comet
'Hamilton' star Okieriete "Oak" Onaodowan assumes the role of Pierre in the hit musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway tonight.
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Disney's Hercules
Stage adaptation of Hercules in the works?
Disney legend and composer of the 1997 Disney animated classic Hercules stated in an interview with California's Orange County Register that he is currently working on a stage adaptation.
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Broadway Interview...
Okieriete Onaodowan
Interview with Okieriete Onaodowan
We recently caught up with the 'Hamilton' star to discuss replacing Josh Groban and joining the cast of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at Broadway's Imperial Theatre.
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Off-Broadway...
Pipeline
Review of Pipeline
Read our review of the Lincoln Center Theater's world premiere of Pipeline, written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, at LCT's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
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The Red Shoes
Casting announced for The Red Shoes
Full casting has now been revealed for the limited engagement of Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes at New York City Center's Mainstage from October 26 to November 5, 2017.
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Mon 10 Jul 2017

1984
SHOW OF THE WEEK: 1984
We take a closer look at the Broadway premiere of George Orwell's 1984, starring Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde & Reed Birney, currently playing at the Hudson Theatre.
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Fri 07 Jul 2017

1984
Review of 1984
Read our review of the Broadway premiere of Robert Icke & Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, starring Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde & Reed Birney, at the Hudson Theatre.
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Off-Broadway...
2ST
Lila Neugebauer to direct Mary Page Marlowe
Second Stage Theater has announced that Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lila Neugebauer will direct the NY premiere of Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe at the Tony Kiser Theater in June 2018.
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Wed 05 Jul 2017

A Doll's House, Part 2
New cast revealed for A Doll's House, Part 2
Tony winner Julie White, Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson and Erin Wilhelmi will join the cast of the hit Broadway production of A Doll's House, Part 2 at the Golden Theatre from July 25.
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Off-Broadway Interview...
Keegan-Michael Key
Interview with Keegan-Michael Key
Prior to beginning rehearsal for the Public Theater's current revival of Hamlet, we caught up with the Emmy Award winner who is now making his off-Broadway debut as Horatio.
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Mon 03 Jul 2017

Bandstand
SHOW OF THE WEEK: BANDSTAND
We take a closer look at the Broadway premiere of Bandstand, starring Laura Osnes & Corey Cott and directed & choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
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Ingrid Michaelson
Ingrid Michaelson joins Great Comet tonight
Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson makes her Broadway debut tonight as Sonya in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre for a limited engagement until August 13.
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Ryoko Yonekura
Ryoko Yonekura returns to Chicago tonight
Japanese star Ryoko Yonekura reprises the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre tonight and will play a limited engagement through to July 13.
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Broadway Interview...
Lexi Lawson & J. Quinton Johnson
Hamilton's Lexi Lawson & J. Quinton Johnson
We recently had the opportunity to chat to Hamilton stars Lexi Lawson & J. Quinton Johnson about the ongoing success of Hamilton in the States and the upcoming West End premiere.
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Off-Broadway...
Napoli, Brooklyn
Review of Napoli, Brooklyn
Read our review of the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Meghan Kennedy's Napoli, Brooklyn, directed by Gordon Edelstein, currently playing at the Laura Pels Theatre.
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