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    @BenSPLATT - 5/29/15 02:46pm I am officially a superfan of @yebbasmith. Your voice is so insane it makes me have to get up and yell things. And those runs. Are. Godly.


    @BenSPLATT - 5/28/15 01:50pm Throwin it back to bonding with my tiniest costar on the @PitchPerfect 2 set. Too bad she didn't make the scene! #TBT http://t.co/atpUtvXZPS


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    Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!
    by Jennifer Perry - May 28, 2015

    One of the fabulous things about living in the Washington, DC Metro Area is that opportunities to see theatre - and good theatre at that - exist throughout the year. The summer is no exception. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Ben Platt Performs From New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSENSTAGE TUBE: Ben Platt Performs From New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN
    by Stage Tube - May 27, 2015

    Broadway's Ben Platt recently stunned a packed audience with a number from the new Pasek & Paul musical DEAR EVAN HANSENprior to a special screening of PITCH PERFECT 2. Check out his performance below! (more...)

    BWW Review: PITCH PERFECT 2 Sings a Beautiful, Hilarious Song of FriendshipBWW Review: PITCH PERFECT 2 Sings a Beautiful, Hilarious Song of Friendship
    by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2015

    Making a film sequel is difficult, especially when it doesn't involve a superhero cinematic universe. In the case of following up 2012's surprise musical success PITCH PERFECT, the task was especially daunting; how do you improve upon a low-budget sleeper hit that shattered any and all conceivable expectations? The original film found success by blending what audiences have always wanted from a college comedy (mildly crude humor and young people falling in love) with what they never knew they wanted from a college comedy (a cappella singing and projectile vomit). While there is none of the latter, PITCH PERFECT 2 has the former three in spades; and despite noticeable tonal differences, the sequel is a surprisingly touching, laugh-out-loud musical party that should more than live up to the sky-high expectations of the franchise's legions of fans. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage - It's Mesmerizing, Mysterious, and MemorableBWW Reviews: THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage - It's Mesmerizing, Mysterious, and Memorable
    by Charles Shubow - May 13, 2015

    World Premiere by Katori Hall examines the lives of four half-sisters and how they deal with the passing of their mother. (more...)

    VIDEO: Meryl Streep Rocks Out in New Trailer for RICKI AND THE FLASHVIDEO: Meryl Streep Rocks Out in New Trailer for RICKI AND THE FLASH
    by Movies News Desk - May 6, 2015

    RICKI AND THE FLASH, starring Meryl Streep, Rick Springsteen, Kevin Kline,Broadway's Ben Platt and Sebastian Stan, just unveiled its first official trailer. Click below to watch Streep and company rock out! (more...)

    Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena StageRachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena Stage
    by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

    Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, announces the full cast and creative team for Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

    Daniel Quadrino Wows With 'Make It To Me' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITHDaniel Quadrino Wows With 'Make It To Me' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 21, 2015

    Daniel Quadrino rocks a Sam Smith hit! (more...)

    PITCH PERFECT Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition Out on Blu-ray/DVD This May!PITCH PERFECT Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition Out on Blu-ray/DVD This May!
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

    Fans of the fabulous Bellas of Barden University won't be able to stop belting out their favorite songs when Pitch PerfectSing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition comes to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time ever on May 5, 2015 (more...)

    Adrienne Warren Serves Up Sizzling 'Restart' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITHAdrienne Warren Serves Up Sizzling 'Restart' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 13, 2015

    Adrienne Warren rocks a Sam Smith hit! (more...)

    Janet Krupin Dazzles With 'Like I Can' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITHJanet Krupin Dazzles With 'Like I Can' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 12, 2015

    Janet Krupin dazzles with a Sam Smith hit! (more...)

    Carrie Manolakos Impresses With Two Showstoppers At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITHCarrie Manolakos Impresses With Two Showstoppers At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2015

    Carrie Manolakos does double duty with Sam Smith songs! (more...)

    Ben Fankhauser Shines With Emotional 'Like I Can' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITHBen Fankhauser Shines With Emotional 'Like I Can' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 10, 2015

    Ben Fankhauser explores the emotional intensity of Sam Smith! (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 4/10/2015 - CAROUSEL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/10/2015 - CAROUSEL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!
    by Jessica Showers - Apr 10, 2015

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Jonathan Groff discusses his career today, a starry CAROUSEL begins in Chicago, and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens this Sunday! (more...)

    Ben Platt Wows With International Hit 'Stay With Me' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITHBen Platt Wows With International Hit 'Stay With Me' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2015

    Ben Platt delivers with a Sam Smith worldwide smash! (more...)

    Jeremy Jordan Stuns With 'I've Told You Now' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITHJeremy Jordan Stuns With 'I've Told You Now' At BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2015

    Jeremy Jordan stops the show with a Sam Smith stunner! (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Meghann Fahy & Isabelle Sing at BROADWAY LOVE SAM SMITH!STAGE TUBE: Meghann Fahy & Isabelle Sing at BROADWAY LOVE SAM SMITH!
    by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2015

    Last night, April 5th, ten of Broadway's most distinctive vocalists celebrated four-time Grammy award winner Sam Smith at 54 Below in a concert of his signature songs of heartbreak, loss, and hope in Broadway Loves Sam Smith. The starry cast included Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan ('The Last 5 Years,' Newsies), Ben Platt ('Pitch Perfect,' The Book of Mormon), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story), Meghann Fahy ('One Life To Live,' Next to Normal), Adrienne Warren ('Orange Is The New Black,' Bring It On), Janet Krupin (If/Then, Bring It On), Isabelle (American Idol), Jason Gotay (NBC's 'Peter Pan Live,' Bring It On), and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Miserables). Below, watch as Isabelle and Meghann Fahy perform two of his hits! (more...)

    Photo Flash: Jeremy Jordan, Ben Platt, Natalie Weiss and More in BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Jeremy Jordan, Ben Platt, Natalie Weiss and More in BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH at 54 Below
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

    Last night, April 5th, ten of Broadway's most distinctive vocalists celebrated four-time Grammy award winner Sam Smith at 54 Below in a concert of his signature songs of heartbreak, loss, and hope in Broadway Loves Sam Smith. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Watch Annaleigh Ashford Channel Her Inner Tin Man at MISCAST!STAGE TUBE: Watch Annaleigh Ashford Channel Her Inner Tin Man at MISCAST!
    by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2015

    MCC presented their annual gala last week, featuring Broadway's hottest stars performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. Below, watch as Annaleigh Ashford stops the show, performing 'Slide Some Oil to Me' from THE WIZ! (more...)

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    by - Apr 5, 2015

    Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 5, 2015 - Sunday, April 5, 2015. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Six Merry Murderers Take on CHICAGO's 'Cell Block Tango' at MISCAST 2015STAGE TUBE: Six Merry Murderers Take on CHICAGO's 'Cell Block Tango' at MISCAST 2015
    by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2015

    MCC presented their annual gala last month, featuring Broadway's hottest stars performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. Walter Bobbie, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Odom Jr. and Ben Platt channeled the 'Six Merry Murderesses' from CHICAGO at MISCAST 2015 -- watch them perform 'Cell Block Tango' below! (more...)

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