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It’s time to place your bets for Tony nominationsDear-Evan-Hansen-4250-Photo-Credit-Matthew-Murphy.jpg

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:16:35 -0400

Tony nominations are out Tuesday, so let’s read the tea leaves. Producers are gnawing their nails over Best Musical. So many shows, only four (maybe five) slots. “Come From Away” and “Dear Evan Hansen” are in. After that, predict at your peril. I think “Groundhog Day” makes the cut, and probably “War Paint,” although “Natasha,...

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How Kate Burton escaped the hysteria that trailed Liz and DickPresent Laughter St. James Theatre

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:50:12 -0400

When your famous actor father falls in love with a movie star, maybe the best thing your mom can do is move away. It worked for Kate Burton. When the Italian paparazzi descended on Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1962, Sybil Burton decamped to Manhattan. Living near Central Park, surrounded by family friends, young...

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James Earl Jones honored with lifetime achievement Tony"The Gin Game" Broadway Opening Night - After Party

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:33:20 -0400

Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre on June 11.

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Broadway’s biggest drama is happening right now in a courtroom100212Rebecca8wf

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:46:52 -0400

Who knew “Rebecca,” the musical at the center of a civil trial now playing at the New York State Supreme Court Theater, was the next “Phantom of the Opera”? Lawyers for “Rebecca” producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza suggested as much, as they spoke of their show’s success “throughout Europe and Asia.” Sprecher and Forlenza...

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Anastasia ‘was the Kardashian of her day,’ says Broadway starkim-k

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:52:57 -0400

Russian royal Anastasia Nikolaevna was apparently a trendsetter in her day.

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Make Broadway’s hottest waffles for brunch this weekendOslo LCT 123.JPG

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:53:27 -0400

The Broadway play “Oslo” inspires many things: a deeper interest in the Mideast; admiration for two Norwegian peacemakers — and an uncontrollable craving for waffles. Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are at each other’s throats when a housekeeper walks in with a trayful of them. “This is the waffle recipe of my mother,” she says, passing...

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ proves Bette Midler’s geniusbette

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:32:15 -0400

The hottest show on Broadway is sold out every single night. There is a thrilling standing ovation smack dab in the middle of the second act. And normal people are paying nearly $800 a pop to sit in the theater’s premium seats. But there’s no hip-hop here, folks. This musical’s first production was in 1964,...

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These breakup texts are patheticTexts_Illustration1a

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:50:22 -0400

Getting dumped via text is nothing to laugh about — but that’s just what female comedy troupe the Blogologues will do on April 22. The comediennes’ popular show, “How To Break Up by Text,” has its audience send in screenshots of their most heartless breakups — terrible typos and all. Then the Blogologues’ Alli Goldberg...

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For a ‘15th choice,’ Spacey’s a pretty smart pick for the TonysFILE PHOTO: Actor and presenter Kevin Spacey arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:11:15 -0400

In Washington, DC, the name Frank Underwood inspires fear and loathing. But on Broadway, he’s a hero! Underwood, otherwise known as Kevin Spacey, swooped in Tuesday and saved the Tony Awards by agreeing to host the June 11 telecast. Tony producers were scrambling to find a host after being turned down by everyone from Tina...

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Andy Karl returns in triumph to ‘Groundhog Day’andykarl

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:34:25 -0400

A day after Easter, there was a miracle on Broadway. Andy Karl, the star of the new musical “Groundhog Day,” opened his show Monday night, wearing a black knee brace but showing nearly no other signs of wear and tear. During curtain call, the actor swatted away his castmates’ demands he take a third bow...

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Injured ‘Groundhog Day’ star well enough for opening night"Groundhog Day The Musical" Cast Photo Call

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:45:50 -0400

Producers of the Broadway show said the musical will open Monday night with star Andy Karl once again leading the cast despite tweaking his knee.

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‘Groundhog Day’ re-emerges after star’s painful injurybritain_groundhog_day

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 15:50:31 -0400

The show went on for the cast of Broadway's "Groundhog Day" 24 hours after the play's star got injured on stage.

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‘Groundhog Day’ star suffers painful injury during show, finishes anywayBritain Groundhog Day

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:39:41 -0400

The new musical “Groundhog Day’’ had its own “Spider-man’’ moment Friday night when its star, Andy Karl, suffered a painful injury during a preview and finished his performance on a crutch. The accident happened during the second act. The curtain came down and an announcement was made: “Is there a doctor in the house?’’ But...

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The time Harvey Fierstein was nearly ‘beaten and steamed’ before a show

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:01:27 -0400

“I was sort of born in the East Village,” says Harvey Fierstein, who actually hails from Brooklyn but came of age at La MaMa and other East Village haunts in the ’70s. Now, after 30 years writing and/or performing on Broadway (“La Cage aux Folles,” Hairspray,” “Newsies,” “Kinky Boots”), the 62-year-old is back where he...

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With just weeks to go, the Tonys still can’t find a hostJames Corden

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:12:06 -0400

Tina Fey turned down an offer to host this year’s Tony Awards, and now Broadway’s scrambling to find a ringmaster in time for the June 11 telecast. Fey, who’s working on a musical adaptation of her movie “Mean Girls,” considered the gig, sources say, but couldn’t work out scheduling conflicts. “I thought we were pretty...

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The one where ‘Friends’ becomes a musical1FRNak00.jpeg

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:13:33 -0400

Cue your best Janice-style “Oh. My. God!” — because “Friends: The Musical” is coming to off-Broadway. The unauthorized musical parody will be bringing back your six favorite coffee-shop loiters with new cast members. Its creators, Bob and Tobly McSmith, are the same brains behind “Bayside! The Musical!,” a musical parody of “Saved by the Bell,”...

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‘Crazy For You’ may be returning to Broadway"Crazy For You" Concert

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:01:08 -0400

It played only one night, but the concert version of “Crazy For You” was such infectious fun, there’s talk of a Broadway revival next season. The concert, which Susan Stroman staged Feb. 19 at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, marked the 25th anniversary of “Crazy For You,” which ran four years at the Shubert. Many...

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Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie heads to BroadwayPanic! At The Disco Performs At Oracle Arena

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:54:34 -0400

Brendon Urie is about to make his Broadway stage debut in "Kinky Boots."

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This off-Broadway musical snagged Liza Minnelli’s costume designerLYNDA JOHNSON

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:13:32 -0400

Anyone who’s been knocking around theater in New York as long as I have surely has fond memories of Howard Crabtree’s “When Pigs Fly.” That campy revue opened at the Douglas Fairbanks Theater in 1996 and racked up 840 performances, making it one of the longest running off-Broadway shows of its era. Crabtree made all...

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Does TV or Broadway win the battle of the feuds?feud_105_0293R copy.jpg

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:53:17 -0400

Two grouses, both alike in bitchery In fair Amer’ca where we lay our scene. One tabloid grudge makes for swell dramedy, While TV gold makes Broadway show lose sheen. It’s a tasty coincidence that both FX’s “Feud” and Broadway’s “War Paint” are duking it out at the same time. Each tackles a rivalry between two...

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