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Freud Playhouse ( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles, CA

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Based on the novel Love is Just Around the Corner by Lester Atwell

A fashion designer, fresh out of school, is persuaded by her boy friend to join the Communist Party.


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First PRINCE OF BROADWAY Songs Revealed, Plus Rehearsal Snapshots
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of Prince of Broadway began rehearsals on Thursday, September 3 in New York City, and BroadwayWorld has the first photos from that process below! (more...)

"I'm Not Going Anywhere" - Liza Minnelli Talks Perseverance, Concerts, and More!
by Sally Henry - Sep 5, 2015

Liza Minnelli is back in the performance ring, out of rehab, and bent on survival, which she says is natural to her. (more...)

Hal Prince Chats Reworking PRINCE OF BROADWAY for Japan, Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of PRINCE OF BROADWAY began rehearsals on September 3 in New York City. Hal Prince just talked to Deadline about the once-stalled show's upcoming premiere in Japan, taking the production to Broadway next year, his flops and his successes throughout his career, and more. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Highlights From THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW and THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, Coming to Sony Pictures TV's GetTV
by Michael Dale - Sep 28, 2015

Broadway highlights from the two programs featured in a new Monday night block of television variety. (more...)

Broadway Legend John Kander to Attend Musical Theater Projects PERFECTLY MARVELOUS
by Roy Berko - Sep 18, 2015

Liza Minnelli once said, 'The greatest thing about [John] Kander and [Fred] Ebb is you sing their songs and you feel good.' She was referring to the multi-award winning Broadway writing team who gave the world such songs as, 'How Lucky Can You Get?,' 'Maybe This Time,' 'All That Jazz,' 'Cabaret,' and 'But The World Goes Round.' (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Open Season with New Revue WORLD GOES 'ROUND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Creative Cauldron will open its 2015-­?16 season with The World Goes 'Round, a musical revue of works by John Kander and Fred Ebb, one of the most prolific and acclaimed Broadway musical collaborators of all time. The production is directed by Matt Conner and choreographed by Kara-­?Tameika Watkins. "Audiences will be dazzled by the brilliance of Kander and Ebb," stated Conner. "The songs in this wonderful revue celebrate the resilience of the human heart on a revolving planet filled with love, pain, success and failure." Previews begin October 1st and the show continues at ArtSpace Falls Church (410 South Maple Avenue) through October 25th. A Season Opening Gala reception and performance will be held on Saturday, October 3rd beginning at 6:30 pm. Press Night is Sunday, October 4th at 7:00 pm (more...)

Breaking News: Liza Minnelli UK Concert Tour Canceled
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Liza Minnelli's upcoming appearances at the London Palladium and Sheffield City Hall have been cancelled. According to a statement from the star's rep, it's 'because of the promotor's failure to pay. Due to current economics and unusually high ticket prices, the producer was unable to secure the promised funds.   For months Liza has been preparing for these shows and she was devastated to hear of this unfortunate news.  She has always thought of London a second home and will miss seeing her friends and devoted fans.' (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Sunday for Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

One remarkable dance team. One big chance. One small twist. You gotta be over 60. Broadway In Chicago and Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced the individual tickets for GOTTA DANCE, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, go on-sale to the public on Sunday, September 13. GOTTA DANCE begins performances on December 13, 2015 and runs through January 10, 2016 at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). (more...)

Liza Minnelli 'Ubers It' 200 Miles to Play Benefit Concert in Wake of NC Storm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Neither rain, nor sleet could stop Liza Minnelli from reaching her scheduled appearance in Wilmington, NC, to perform alongside the North Carolina Symphony at Cape Fear Community College's new Humanities & Fine Arts Center last Friday. (more...)

Susan Egan to Release New Solo CD SOFTLY This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Critically-acclaimed Broadway, TV and animation star Susan Egan will release her seventh solo CD, SOFTLY, November 11, 2015 (advanced purchase available October 14, 2015). (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and Beyond
by Bonny Loo - Oct 30, 2015

Billed as 'a new musical', the world premiere of Prince of Broadway at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo salutes legendary Broadway producer/director, Harold Prince. Co-directed by Prince himself and Susan Stroman (who also choreographs), the evening celebrates an illustrious career spanning over six decades from the 1950s up to the present day, during which time Hal Prince has produced and/or directed more than 30 Broadway shows, winning a record 21 Tony Awards along the way. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Cancels National Tour Due to Health Concerns
by Reilly Hickey - Oct 29, 2015

Liza Minnelli has cancelled her national tour due to health concerns.  According to Tulsa World, 'Officials with Minnelli's management said Minnelli's doctor requested she cancel a series of shows to focus on improving her health.'  (more...)

Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Named Winners of 2015 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer.  The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba on Monday, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

Star-Packed PRINCE OF BROADWAY Premieres in Japan Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six-decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, plays from tonight, October 23, through November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theatre, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. (more...)

Much-Buzzed-About PRINCE OF BROADWAY to Premiere Exclusively at Tokyo Theatre Orb, Oct. 23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Umeda Arts Theater will present the World Premiere of 'PRINCE OF BROADWAY'. The show celebrates the legendary career of Harold Prince, whose 21 Tony wins reflect his status as Broadway's most influential director and producer. This extraordinary musical premieres in Japan, before anywhere else in the world. (more...)

Ryan G. Hinds to Make NYC Cabaret Debut in Kander and Ebb Cabaret at Don't Tell Mama, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

After playing to full houses in Toronto and Montreal, critically-acclaimed Canadian performer Ryan G. Hinds (Hedwig & the Angry Inch; MacArthur Park Suite, A Disco Ballet; Starry Notions) makes his New York City cabaret debut at Don't Tell Mama's with #KanderAndEbb, a uniquely personal musical exploration of the John Kander/Fred Ebb canon. (more...)

BWW Review: Kristin Towers-Rowles Shares her Inspirational Life Story Through Song in A LOVELY LINEAGE
by Shari Barrett - Oct 20, 2015

Truly inspirational stories allow you to believe anything is possible if you trust in your own judgment, dreams, and will to succeed. Award-winning stage star Kristin Towers-Rowles shares her remarkable life story doing just that in her critically acclaimed cabaret show, A Lovely Lineage, directed by Cate Caplin with musical direction by Katie Clarke. Her latest performance on Sunday, October 18 in the Monroe Forum at the El Portal allowed her to share her remarkable tale of survival as she pursued her dreams no matter what roadblocks were thrown in her way. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Three, October 15
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

For the third night of this year's Cabaret Convention at Town Hall, the uber-enthusiastic Karen Mason hosted Life Is a Cabaret (Directed by Barry Kleinbort) in celebration of long time collaborators, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb. Introduced to each other by their mutual music publisher in 1962, the team's first Broadway show was 1965's Flora the Red Menace in which Liza Minnelli made her Broadway debut and with which the three began a long association. Their last together (Kander is alive and hopefully writing), was 2015's The Visit starring Chita Rivera, a production Ebb (who died in 2004) unfortunately didn't live to see. Kander and Ebb's best known musicals are Cabaret and Chicago, both of which seem to run forever on popular appeal, but they wrote many others, a wide selection of which were represented at Thursday night's show. (more...)

Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Receive 2015 Fred Ebb Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company presents the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba tonight, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

AUDIO: John Kander Chats Broadway Career, HIDDEN TREASURES Album & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

John Kander recently stopped by NPR's FRESH AIR to discuss his amazing career as one of Broadway's legendary composers. Listen to the full interview below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2015
by - Nov 20, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Susan Egan Releases New Solo CD SOFTLY Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Critically-acclaimed Broadway, TV and animation star Susan Egan releases her seventh solo CD, SOFTLY, today, November 11, 2015. (more...)

Liza Minnelli to Perform at London Palladium in September
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Currently in her sixth decade of performing, Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and a BAFTA, remains one of the world's most consummate performers and beloved entertainers. In film, on record, on stage and on television, Liza has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word 'superstar.' (more...)

Bradley Cooper-Led THE ELEPHANT MAN Transfers to London Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Having just finished a recorded-breaking run on Broadway, Scott Ellis' acclaimed production of The Elephant Man will transfer to London with the US cast starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola this spring. The production is now confirmed to play a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from tonight, May 19th until August 8th. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Sets Cast of XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre has announced the complete cast for Xanadu, the third and final production of the 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal, Xanadu will feature Amandina Altomare in the lead role of Clio/Kira. Altomare was previously seen on the CRT stage as Lousie in Gypsy, Judy in A Chorus Line, and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. She is a proud member of the USO Show Troupe which provides entertainment for veterans and active military all over the world. Performances of Xanadu begin on July 9, 2015 and run through July 19, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Breaking News: Shuler Hensley, Ramin Karimloo, Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner & More Will Lead World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Umeda Arts Theater just announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince.  The production will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. (more...)

Debbie Kurup & Oliver Tompsett to Lead Kander & Ebb Revue at the Pheasantry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

West End stars and esteemed musical theatre concert artists Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, We Will Rock You) and Debbie Kurup (Chicago, The Bodyguard) will headline a brand new British production of The World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb, which will play a limited run of four nights only from Sunday 5th to Wednesday 8th July 2015 at the Pheasantry in Chelsea . (more...)

BWW Reviews: Boston Gay Men's Chorus and Laura Benanti SMILE at Symphony Hall
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 15, 2015

The Boston Gay Men's Chorus annual Pride concert on Sunday at Symphony Hall featured Special Guest Laura Benanti, the Tony Award-winning singer/actress, also known to television audiences for her roles on "Nashville" and "The Good Wife." In a program with selections ranging from musical theater greats like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, and Stephen Sondheim, to pop artist Madonna and a newly commissioned piece, the BGMC and Benanti seemed to inspire each other to perform at the highest level of their combined vocal abilities, spiced up with some flashy dancing boys and refreshing comedy stylings by the guest artist. (more...)

Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey & More to Star in Lincoln Center Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, and Stephen Plunkett will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis.  DADA WOOF PAPA HOT begins performances Thursday, October 15 and opens on Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

XANADU Begins Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. Amandina Altomare stars in the lead role of Clio/Kira. Altomare was previously seen on the CRT stage as Lousie in Gypsy, Judy in A Chorus Line, and earlier this summer in LES MISERABLES: A Musical Celebration directed by Terrence Mann. Performances of Xanadu begin on July 9, 2015 and run through July 19, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Bruce Forsyth to Interview Liza Minnelli at the London Palladium in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Sir Bruce Forsyth, one of the UK's best loved stars and entertainers, is today announced as the host who will interview American showbiz legend Liza Minnelli on stage in the West End in An Evening With Liza Minneli. (more...)

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Connecticut Rep's XANADU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Set to Make Concert Appearance in Cape Fear This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

As previously reported, Liza Minnelli appeared in her first concert in more than a year this summer, on Friday, July 24 at 8 p.m. at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi. Now according to Star News, the living legend is set to perform with the North Carolina Symphony at Cape Fear Community College's Humanities and Fine Arts Center. The special event will take place on October 3.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Liza's Back! Minnelli Performs First Concert in More Than a Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

As previously reported, Liza Minnelli appeared in her first concert in more than a year this summer, on Friday, July 24 at 8 p.m. at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the show! (more...)

Eden Espinosa Launches Kickstarter to Fund New Album
by Sally Henry - Jul 25, 2015

Eden Espinosa is headed back to the recording studio. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Performs in First Concert in Over a Year Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

?Liza Minnelli will appear in her first concert in more than a year this summer. Minnelli is slated to perform tonight, July 24 at 8 p.m. at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now according to the show's official website, 2015 Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, Gypsy Chicago, A Chourus Line) has joined the company. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Plans 'Big Surprise' for Biloxi Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

According to a listing on Facebook, Liza Minnelli will appear in her first concert in more than a year this summer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Miriam Shor Preps for a Wild, Wild Party at Encores! Off-Center
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 10, 2015

Right beofre her first day of rehearsals, Shor, who will play Madelaine True, checked in with BroadwayWorld to chat about preparing for her return to the stage, teaming up again with Sutton Foster, what she's working on next, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

Olivier Nominee HETTY FEATHER to Make U.S. Premiere in Florida
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Olivier Award nominated Rose Theatre Kingston production of Jacqueline Wilson's critically acclaimed Hetty Feather today announces an international transfer to the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida for a limited run from 2 to 26 June 2016. Currently enjoying a major UK tour, the production continues on to Chichester Festival Theatre on 27 January followed by Nottingham Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Leicester Curve, Rose Theatre Kingston, Southampton Mayflower Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Cardiff New Theatre completing the run at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre before travelling to Sarasota, Florida for its US premiere. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli Celebrates NYE 2015 with Bad Gastein Throwback Performance
by Stage Tube - Dec 31, 2015

Liza Minnelli is ringing in the New Year with a little throwback to 1982! The legendary stage and screen star took to Facebook to share her New Year's Eve performance in Bad Gastein in celebration of tonight's festivities. Check it out below! (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of Prince of Broadway will begin rehearsals on Thursday, September 3 in New York City.  (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

UPDATE: Eden Espinosa's New Album Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Goal! Ramin Karimloo and More Broadway Stars Contribute
by Sally Henry - Aug 16, 2015

UPDATE: Eden Espinosa is officially heading back to the recording studio! The actress just tweeted, 'Drumroll please...... @raminkarimloo 's pledge took us to OUR GOAL!!!! We did it!!!!' (more...)

Much-Buzzed-About PRINCE OF BROADWAY to Premiere Exclusively at Tokyo Theatre Orb, Oct. 23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Umeda Arts Theater will present the World Premiere of 'PRINCE OF BROADWAY'. The show celebrates the legendary career of Harold Prince, whose 21 Tony wins reflect his status as Broadway's most influential director and producer. This extraordinary musical premieres in Japan, before anywhere else in the world. (more...)

Songs from FIDDLER, CABARET, PHANTOM and More Set for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Previews: PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Tokyu Theatre Orb and Other Musicals Scheduled for Tokyo This Fall
by Bonny Loo - Aug 10, 2015

Before iTunes and Spotify came along, I used to collect every original cast CD of any Broadway or West End musical that I could lay my hands on, including foreign language cast recordings. By far, my largest collection of non-English cast CDs consists of Japanese cast recordings, many of which were released by Gekidan Shiki (Shiki Theatre Company). Over the last five decades, Shiki has mounted Japanese-language productions of Applause (1972), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), West Side Story (1974), A Chorus Line (1979), Evita (1982), Cats (1983), The Phantom of the Opera (1988), Crazy For You (1993), Beauty and the Beast (1995), The Lion King (1998), Aspects of Love (1999), Mamma Mia! (2002), Aida (2003), The Little Mermaid (2013), The Sound of Music (2013), Wicked (2013) and Aladdin (2015). (more...)

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