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Heartbreak Motel: 20 Fun Facts About Sam Shepard's Fool for Love

Heartbreak Motel: 20 Fun Facts About Sam Shepard's Fool for Love

After 30 years, Sam Shepard’s classic cowboy drama Fool for Love returns to New York. The Broadway revival, starring Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda as Eddie and May, the tortured ex-lovers reuniting in a seedy motel room, officially opens on October 8. As you might expect, there are a number of intriguing facts about a production involving a legendary playwright ...

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How a Banned Play, Buddhist Chanting and Sense of 'Fun' Made Spring Awakening Bloom on Broadway

How a Banned Play, Buddhist Chanting and Sense of 'Fun' Made Spring Awakening Bloom on Broadway

Look that the “Blue Wind” has brought to the Great White Way: Deaf West’s revival of Spring Awakening! The new production, which features deaf actors and is performed simultaneously in spoken English and American Sign Language, bows September 27 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The story behind this new take on a modern classic spans 150 years, two continents and ...

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How a Founding Father, a Frustrated Biographer & a Swimming Pool Inspired the Hip-Hop Hit Hamilton

How a Founding Father, a Frustrated Biographer & a Swimming Pool Inspired the Hip-Hop Hit Hamilton

After earning dizzying raves and armfuls of awards off-Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton officially opens on the Great White Way August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. How did this original account of one of America’s Founding Fathers take the stage—and the musical theater world—by storm? It’s a story involving a Bronx DJ, a frustrated historian, and a swimming pool reading session ...

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Gotta Have Faith! How a Shipwrecked Slave Trader Inspired a Cop to Create Broadway's Amazing Grace

Gotta Have Faith! How a Shipwrecked Slave Trader Inspired a Cop to Create Broadway's Amazing Grace

The sweet sound of Amazing Grace will officially arrive on Broadway July 16. The new musical details John Newton’s troubled past and path to redemption that ultimately inspired him to write the uplifting hymn “Amazing Grace.” Featuring Josh Young as Newton, Erin Mackey as his childhood sweetheart Mary, Chuck Cooper as his slave Thomas and Tom Hewitt as his ...

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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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