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Track the Evolution of Epic Love Story Doctor Zhivago, From Banned Book to Broadway Musical

Track the Evolution of Epic Love Story Doctor Zhivago, From Banned Book to Broadway Musical

Just when things are finally thawing out in New York City, an icy blast from Russia is blowing onto Broadway courtesy of Doctor Zhivago! Tony winner Des McAnuff directs the world premiere musical, based on the Nobel-winning novel by Boris Pasternak and set in (and after) the twilight of Czarist Russia. Tam Mutu stars as Yuri Zhivago, a doctor, poet ...

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Trace the History of Fun Home, From Graphic Memoir to Moving Broadway Musical

Trace the History of Fun Home, From Graphic Memoir to Moving Broadway Musical

The storyline of Fun Home doesn’t scream (or even whisper) “Broadway musical,” but that’s exactly what makes the show is such a thrilling surprise. This coming-of-age tale centers on a young lesbian whose closeted father pursues inappropriate relationships with boys in his high school English class. He also owns the local funeral home, where his kids do odd jobs ...

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History Lesson! How The King and I Danced From Siam to the Big Screen, Broadway & Throughout the World

History Lesson! How The King and I Danced From Siam to the Big Screen, Broadway & Throughout the World

The classic musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein feature feisty heroines and star-crossed couples, most of whom live happily ever after (see: Oklahoma, South Pacific, Cinderella, The Sound of Music). Their 1951 smash hit, The King and I, appears to follow the pattern, but with a bittersweet twist: The title pair never express any romantic feelings, with the exception of one ...

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Straight on ‘Til Broadway! How Finding Neverland Flew From the Big Screen to the Great White Way

Straight on ‘Til Broadway! How Finding Neverland Flew From the Big Screen to the Great White Way

Since J.M. Barrie published Peter Pan in the early 20th century, the boy who never grew up has flown through the imagination of generations of children, along with visions of the Darling children being whisked away to Neverland, the lost boys, pirates and mermaids. It's inspired remakes from the beloved 1953 Disney film to the 1954 Broadway musical smash ...

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History Lesson! Trace the Timeline of Juicy Drama Wolf Hall From 15th Century England to Broadway

History Lesson! Trace the Timeline of Juicy Drama Wolf Hall From 15th Century England to Broadway

For hundreds of years, Thomas Cromwell was a villainous footnote in the spectacular story of Henry VIII, until Hilary Mantel turned a spotlight on the humble lawyer-turned-royal right hand and shrewd, ruthless political manipulator in her wildly successful novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Now those books, re-christened Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two for the Broadway stage ...

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History Lesson! Learn How Colette, Audrey Hepburn, Leslie Caron & Vanessa Hudgens Transformed Gigi

History Lesson! Learn How Colette, Audrey Hepburn, Leslie Caron & Vanessa Hudgens Transformed Gigi

Get ready for a new twist on an old favorite, as Gigi officially opens April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre! Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Clark, and Corey Cott star in the highly anticipated musical, which took close to a decade to get to the Great White Way. That, however, is a small part of the story. Before you thank heaven ...

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Dance Through the 80-Year History of Gershwin's An American in Paris, From Carnegie Hall to Broadway

Dance Through the 80-Year History of Gershwin's An American in Paris, From Carnegie Hall to Broadway

Experience the City of Light in the Big Apple this spring! An American in Paris officially bows at the Palace Theatre on March 13, and the Gershwin-flavored production, based on the beloved 1951 movie musical starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, seems like a natural fit for Broadway. So what took so long for it to get here? Let’s embark on ...

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Start a Revolution! Trace the Evolution of Wendy Wasserstein's Groundbreaking Play The Heidi Chronicles

Start a Revolution! Trace the Evolution of Wendy Wasserstein's Groundbreaking Play The Heidi Chronicles

When Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles opened on Broadway in 1989, it was nothing short of revolutionary. The play tracks 20 years in the life of art historian Heidi Holland, from 1960s high schooler, to budding feminist, to working professional making difficult decisions about men, politics and motherhood. Even now, when Heidi's choice to have a child on her own ...

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Track the History of On the Twentieth Century, From Little Engine That Could to Splashy Broadway Sensation

Track the History of On the Twentieth Century, From Little Engine That Could to Splashy Broadway Sensation

All aboard! Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher embark on a madcap musical adventure as they travel On the Twentieth Century, the fabled Chicago-to-New York passenger train that doubles as the retro setting for the latest Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Cy Coleman revival. How did the Tony-winning musical, which officially bows March 15 at the American Airlines Theatre, reach its ...

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Don't Know Much About (British) History? Check Out Broadway.com's Cheat Sheet For The Audience

Don't Know Much About (British) History? Check Out Broadway.com's Cheat Sheet For The Audience

Her Majesty has arrived! The Audience, Peter Morgan’s fictionalized account of Queen Elizabeth II’s weekly visits with her prime ministers, opens at the Schoenfeld Theater March 8 after a celebrated debut across the pond. Helen Mirren again portrays the monarch, this time holding court over a series of conversations with Prime Ministers Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and more. Here’s ...

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