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Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony), Hairspray (Tony), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony), Hairspray (Tony), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of ... (read complete bio)
Single Tickets Now On Sale For Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical Photo Single Tickets Now On Sale For Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical at DC's National Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL features the hit songs “You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos.

TDF Conversation About Challenges Faced By Critics Of Color Now On TDF Stages Photo TDF Conversation About Challenges Faced By Critics Of Color Now On TDF Stages
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 21, 2021

Jose Solís, Alicia Ramírez and Juan Michael Porter II have a lot in common. All three are passionate about the performing arts and have written theatre articles and reviews for prestigious publications. They are also accustomed to often being some of the few non-white audience members at shows—but that is something they're actively working to change.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Viola Davis & More Appear in New Documentary, ON BR Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Viola Davis & More Appear in New Documentary, ON BROADWAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2021

Featured in the film are interviews with some of today’s most influential playwrights, directors, choreographers, performers and producers such as Alexandra Billings, David Henry Hwang, Oskar Eustis, Nicholas Hytner, Jack O’Brien, George C. Wolfe, and more.

HAIRSPRAY is Coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 2022 Photo HAIRSPRAY is Coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour and will make a stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 5–9, 2022.

Review Roundup: HAIRSPRAY Returns to the West End; What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: HAIRSPRAY Returns to the West End; What Did the Critics Think?
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

Hairspray has returned to the West End, playing at the London Coliseum through 29 September 2021. Read reviews from BroadwayWorld, WhatsOnStage, and more!

HAMILTON, ANASTASIA & More Announced for 2021-2022 Broadway Season in Little Rock Photo HAMILTON, ANASTASIA & More Announced for 2021-2022 Broadway Season in Little Rock
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021

Celebrity Attractions has announced an extraordinary lineup of five national Broadway tours coming in the Celebrity Attractions’ 2021-2022 Broadway Season to Robinson Performance Hall.  Kicking off the season is the London West End sell-out show, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY and is followed by the romantic new musical, ANASTASIA, in November. 

Shubert New Haven Announces 2021-2022 Broadway Series - HAIRSPRAY, BEAUTIFUL, WAITRES Photo Shubert New Haven Announces 2021-2022 Broadway Series - HAIRSPRAY, BEAUTIFUL, WAITRESS & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

Anthony McDonald, Executive Director of the Shubert Theatre, announced the lineup of the 2021-2022 Broadway Series shows for the theatre’s 107th Anniversary Season.

UN DĂŤA COMO HOY: HAIRSPRAY ganaba 8 Premios Tony Photo UN DĂŤA COMO HOY: HAIRSPRAY ganaba 8 Premios Tony
by Nuria Pedret - Jun 7, 2021

La obra estuvo nominada a 13 premios en 2003, incluyendo los Premios al Mejor Musical, GuiĂłn, MĂşsica y DirecciĂłn

Paper Mill's Brookside Cabaret Returns This Summer With Susan Speidel and Joe Regan,  Photo Paper Mill's Brookside Cabaret Returns This Summer With Susan Speidel and Joe Regan, Gavin Lee, Rema Webb & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021

Paper Mill has announced the return of its wildly popular Brookside Cabaret starting Wednesday, June 9. The outdoor series, which debuted last summer, features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.

Lamar Perry Promoted To Role Of Associate Producer, Joined By Kim Montelibano Heil Photo Lamar Perry Promoted To Role Of Associate Producer, Joined By Kim Montelibano Heil
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 26, 2021

The Old Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein today announced the appointments of Lamar Perry and Kim Montelibano Heil as Associate Producers. These new positions will be central to the Globe's artistic producing operation. Heil returns to the Globe, where she previously worked in the Artistic Department and then served as Education Programs Manager, and she joins the recently promoted Perry, who has been at the Globe since 2018.

HAIRSPRAY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & More Announced for 2021-2022 Best of Broadway Series Photo HAIRSPRAY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & More Announced for 2021-2022 Best of Broadway Series at the North Charleston PAC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

The Best of Broadway series at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center announced the shows for the 2021-2022 season today.  The season will welcome five shows including: Fiddler on the Roof (October 29-31, 2021); Hairspray (December 11-12, 2021): Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (April 22-24, 2022) and more.

Les Dennis Joins the Cast of HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum Photo Les Dennis Joins the Cast of HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021

Entertainment legend Les Dennis will join the new production of Hairspray the Musical which is set to play a limited season at the London Coliseum from Monday 21st June – Wednesday 29th September 2021.

Josh Young and Emily Padgett Close out Cabaret 313 Virtual Season with Andrew Lloyd W Photo Josh Young and Emily Padgett Close out Cabaret 313 Virtual Season with Andrew Lloyd Webber Show On April 30th
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2021

Josh Young has a long association with Andrew Lloyd Webber and a personal association with Emily Padgett. How fortuitous that he is bringing both artists with him to a live stream for Cabaret 313 on April 30th.

Seth Sikes to Return to The Mansion of Saratoga Photo Seth Sikes to Return to The Mansion of Saratoga
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021

Seth Sikes will return to The Mansion of Saratoga in Rock City Falls, NY, on Friday, May 21 for one performance only. The show, called Runnin’ Wild, will feature Seth singing favorites from the Great American Songbook, including classics by Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Liza Minnelli. 

Broadway In Detroit Announces Dates for 2021-22 Subscription Season Photo Broadway In Detroit Announces Dates for 2021-22 Subscription Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2021

While Disney's Frozen, which was previously announced as part of Broadway In Detroit's 2021-22 season, will be scheduled for a future Detroit engagement, Broadway In Detroit has announced that Disney's The Lion King will return to The Detroit Opera House in early 2022. Performance dates and times will be announced at a future date.

Josh Young Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber, Streaming Next Week From Cabaret313 Photo Josh Young Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber, Streaming Next Week From Cabaret313
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2021

Tony Nominee, Theater World Award Winner and 5-time Broadway World Award Winner, Josh Young brings his award winning vocals to the epic tunes of the most prolific Broadway songwriter of all time; Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Tovah Feldshuh Discusses New Memoir On THEATER: ALL THE MOVING PARTS This Friday Photo Tovah Feldshuh Discusses New Memoir On THEATER: ALL THE MOVING PARTS This Friday
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2021

TONY-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh discusses her new memoir with host Patrick Pacheco on this episode of “THEATER: All the Moving Parts”, premiering Friday, April 16 at 9:30PM on CUNY TV and streaming at THEATER: All the Moving Parts starting April 19.   

VIDEO: On This Day, April 10- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Opens on Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, April 10- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Opens on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 10, 2021

On this day in 2011, Catch Me If You Can opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Broadway San Jose Announces Updated Season Lineup Photo Broadway San Jose Announces Updated Season Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2021

Today, Broadway San Jose announced the updated season lineup that will make up the company’s upcoming season. The season opens with HAMILTON (October 12–31, 2021), followed by the all-new touring production of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical, HAIRSPRAY (November 23–28, 2021) (replacing the previously-announced Anastasia).

BWW Interview: Nicholas Rodriguez Will Perform Solo Concert THE FIRST TIME at Holmdel Photo BWW Interview: Nicholas Rodriguez Will Perform Solo Concert THE FIRST TIME at Holmdel Theatre Company 4/24
by Erica Handel - Apr 1, 2021

Broadway actor Nicholas Rodriguez will perform his solo concert titled The First Time… as part of the “Broadway Outside the Barn” series at Holmdel Theatre Company on April 24. Award-winning Broadway, TV, film actor and recording artist, Nicholas Rodriguez, explores life, love and longing through an intimate evening featuring new interpretations of songs from the world of pop, jazz, folk and musical theatre. The music of John Denver to Joni Mitchell, Frankie Valli to Phantom of the Opera. You always remember your first time….

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