Lucille Lortel Award nominations are in, Once leads the pack

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Nominations for the Lucille Lortel Awards are in. The 14 categories, which recognize outstanding achievement off Broadway, were announced yesterday, March 29. The ceremony, set to take place on Sunday, May 6 at NYU Skirball Center, will once again benefit The Actors Fund. A total of 30 productions received nominations. Leading the pack […]

Great News for Newsies: Review Round-Up

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If pirouettes impress, Newsies is your show. The new musical, which had an overwhelmingly successful debut last year at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, opened March 29 at the Nederlander Theater to very positive reviews. It  is full of exciting songs by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, high-energy dance numbers choreographed […]

Deborah Cox will join Constantine Maroulis in Jekyll & Hyde

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Grammy Award nominee Deborah Cox will star as Lucy in the upcoming incarnation of Jekyll & Hyde that plans a return to Broadway in April 2013, following a 25-week National Tour. The tour will launch at San Diego’s Civic Theatre on October 2, 212. A pre-tour engagement will take place September 7 through […]

Lysistrata Jones Cast Album Sets Release Date

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Despite its hasty closure after only 34 previews and 30 regular performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre, Lysistrata Jones, had a healthy audience response, particularly in regard to the music. On twitter, we found countless request for a cast album and producers have responded. The cast album of Lysistrata Jones will be released […]

Smash star Megan Hilty has signed to Colombia Records

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According to the Hollywood reporter, Smash star, Megan Hilty, will soon add recording artist to her resumé. The Broadway vet has signed to Colombia Records through Sony subsidiary Masterworks, a label that typically handles classical music releases. Though, recently, the label has added Kristen Chenoweth and Wilson Phillips. Last year, Hilty’s Smash co-star […]

Leap of Faith will host New York Area Church Choir Contest ‎

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Leap of Faith, the new Broadway musical from eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, is offering New York area choirs the chance to win up to 50 tickets to see the show. The choir will also gain access to a special meet-and-greet with the cast. To enter the contest, the choirs must record […]

Rated P for Parenthood set to close April 8

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Off Broadway musical comedy, Rated P for Parenthood, has announced its closing. The production will play its final performance on Sunday, April 8. Producers Andrew Asnes and Timothy Schmidt released a statement saying “despite positive response from critics and our audience, we’re in an extremely difficult environment right now, with price competition from […]

Grosses are inching up for week ending 3-25-12

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Broadway grosses are inching up, with Wicked again taking the top spot. This week the tried and true grossed $1.8 million, just a bit less than last week end. The Lion King, Spider-man, The Book of Mormon, and Evita round out the millionaire club. Magic/Bird and End of the Rainbow have joined the […]

The MCC revival of Carrie will close earlier than expected

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Following the evening performance on Sunday, April 8, 2012, after 34 previews and 46 performances, Carrie will end its run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The show had been previously extended through April 22nd. The directors of MCC said in a statement that “MCC, the authors, an the director achieved what we all […]

Corbin Bleu Back on Broadway

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Star of “High School Musical” and In The Heights, Corbin Bleu will be joining the cast of Godspell on April 17th. Bleu will take over the role of Jesus from the original star Hunter Parish, who will play his final performance on April 15th. Composer Stephen Schwartz had this to say: “I know […]