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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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Learn the Extraordinary True Story of The Elephant Man & How It Inspired Bradley Cooper, David Bowie & More

Learn the Extraordinary True Story of The Elephant Man & How It Inspired Bradley Cooper, David Bowie & More

The Elephant Man is back on Broadway, and no one could be more thrilled than the revival's leading man, Bradley Cooper. The screen star has been enthralled with the true story of Joseph Merrick for decades, and after years of dreaming, he's officially taking center stage December 7 at the Booth Theatre. How did the story of a man ...

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Cocktails, Accordions & Shared DNA: Chart the History of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance

Cocktails, Accordions & Shared DNA: Chart the History of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance

Edward Albee turned the drawing room comedies and dramas of the 1950s upside-down with his brilliantly brutal works, including the blistering one-act The Zoo Story and his game-changing barnburner Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? But it wasn't until 1967 that he garnered his first Pulitzer Prize for A Delicate Balance. Wealthy, WASPy older couple Agnes and Tobias live in suburbia ...

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Rumors, Affairs & Sizzling Chemistry: The Real Story Behind Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing

Rumors, Affairs & Sizzling Chemistry: The Real Story Behind Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing

What does it mean to say that a romantic relationship is “the real thing”? Sir Tom Stoppard examined that age-old question in his most popular play, the 1982 comedy The Real Thing, now getting its third starry Broadway mounting thanks to Roundabout Theater Company. Of course, this being Stoppard, the title also refers to political convictions, the nature of great ...

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Sex, Sailors & the City: On the Town's Transformation From Ballet to Beloved Broadway Hit

Sex, Sailors & the City: On the Town's Transformation From Ballet to Beloved Broadway Hit

New York is a helluva town, and it’ll be even better on October 16, when On the Town officially returns to Broadway! The latest revival of the classic musical at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves as the three amorous sailors who make the most—and then some—of their 24 hours’ shore leave ...

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Lights Up! Chart It's Only a Play's 36-Year Journey to the Great White Way

Lights Up! Chart It's Only a Play's 36-Year Journey to the Great White Way

Places, everyone! Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are reuniting on Broadway in It’s Only a Play, an ultra-meta comedy about what happens after the curtain goes down on opening night. In this revamped revival of Terrence McNally’s 1978 play, Lane and Broderick play two best friends: Peter Austin (Broderick), a playwright with a brand new Broadway show, and James ...

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Snakes, Ballet & Fireworks: How You Can’t Take It With You Made Sparks Fly on Stage & Screen for 80 Years

Snakes, Ballet & Fireworks: How You Can’t Take It With You Made Sparks Fly on Stage & Screen for 80 Years

The wacky Sycamore family is inviting you to dinner! You Can’t Take It With You has seen multiple incarnations, from stage, screen, smaller screen and back again, and now it’s back on Broadway in a new revival at the Longacre Theatre. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1936 madcap comedy explores the mayhem that ensues when a daughter's boyfriend brings ...

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Story of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, From the Library to the Great White Way

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Story of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, From the Library to the Great White Way

New York City is falling head over heels for A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa Gardner and her childhood-friend-turned-love-interest, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Thanks to its simple staging, Gurney’s play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, has been performed in theater spaces all over the world, from the New York Public Library to Broadway to ...

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Cabaret Undressed! The Real-Life Stories Behind the Gritty, Glittering Broadway Hit

Cabaret Undressed! The Real-Life Stories Behind the Gritty, Glittering Broadway Hit

Willkommen back to Broadway, Cabaret! The classic Kander and Ebb musical has arrived for a return engagement on the Great White Way, with Alan Cumming reprising his Tony-winning performance as the Emcee alongside Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who is making her Broadway debut as British cabaret singer Sally Bowles. In the iconic tale set in 1930s Berlin, the Emcee holds ...

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