PETER AND THE STARRRR CATCHER Celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day Sep 19

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The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher, the five-time Tony Award-winning play by Rick Elice, will celebrate the 10th annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Wednesday, September 19th, with a special “Stache Day” in honor of their own pirate, Black Stache. On the morning of September 19th, the first 100 fans […]

NEWSIES Cast Members to Participate in Live Chat with Fans on YouTube

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For the third time this year, cast members from the Broadway musical Newsies will chat with fans live on YouTube. This Saturday, August 18th at 6:00PM EST, Newsies’ Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ryan Steele, Garett Hawe and Laurie Veldheer will be on hand to talk about the show. Fans of the musical, winner of the 2012 […]

THE LION KING to Become 5th Longest-Running Broadway Show

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The Lion King will play its 6138th performance today, August 15th, at 2:00pm, becoming the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history. The production will surpass the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line (with 6137 performances). In its 15th year, The Lion King remains ascendant, recently becoming the highest-grossing Broadway show in history. Since […]

Jeremy Jordan To Depart NEWSIES; Corey Cott Begins Performances as Jack Kelly on Wed, Sep 5

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Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan has officially set his departure date from Broadway’s Newsies. Jordan will play his last bout as leader of the Manhatten Newsies September 4. Corey Cott, a recent college graduate, will become the show’s new leading man. Cott became the Jack Kelly alternate earlier this month and will continue […]

Godspell will close June 24

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The Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell has officially announced a closing date. The final performance will be June 24 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. It will have played 30 preview performances and 264 regular performances at the time of closing. The production, directed by Daniel Goldstein, recently took on Corbin […]

Hannah Elless steps up in ‘Godspell’

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Hannah Elless has been promoted. The performer has been serving as understudy for all five principle roles on the current revival of Godspell, now starring Corbin Bleu. On May 22, Elles took over the role previously played by Lindsay Mendez.  Mendez left the production to appear in the forthcoming world premiere musical Dogfight. […]

Newsies Announces Open Ended Run

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Extra Extra! This just in! Newsies, the breakout new musical, starring Tony Award nominated Jeremy Jordan, has announced that its Broadway run will be open ended. The production will release a new block of tickets for performances August 20-Novemebr 18 starting Monday, May 21 at 10:00 AM. Following a critically acclaimed run at […]

“Police Academy” Star Michael Winslow Will Join Off-Broadway’s Voca People

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Voca People, the musical featuring eight snow-white ruby –lipped aliens with perfect harmony, will welcome “Police Academy” star and “The man of 10,000 sound effects” Michael Winslow. Winslow is a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 10,000 sound effects using his voice alone. He joins the Voca People for five select performances, […]

Critics are hooked: Peter and the Starcatcher Review Round-Up

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The imaginative new American play about the boy who wouldn’t grow up by Rick Elice, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre April 15. Peter and the Starcatcher, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, had its first run last March when it premiered […]

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 […]