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Bum Times: Hollywood and Broadway Star Polly Bergen Dead at 84

Bum Times: Hollywood and Broadway Star Polly Bergen Dead at 84

Polly Bergen, the popular actress, singer and TV host who was nominated for a 2001 Tony Award for Follies, died on September 20 at her home in Southbury, Conecticut. She was 84.

Bergen appeared on Broadway seven times over the span of her acting career, making her debut as a featured singer in John Murray Anderson’s Almanac in 1953 ...

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Return to 'New York, New York!' On the Town Begins Broadway Previews

Return to 'New York, New York!' On the Town Begins Broadway Previews

Welcome back to this helluva town! The Broadway revival of On the Town begins preview performances on September 20 at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods). The new production, directed by John Rando, stars Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip and Clyde Alves as Ozzie. Opening night is set for October 16.

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Geraldine Hughes' Belfast Blues Begins Previews Off-Broadway

Geraldine Hughes' Belfast Blues Begins Previews Off-Broadway

The off-Broadway return engagement of Belfast Blues begins performances on September 20. Written and performed by Great White Way alum Geraldine Hughes, the limited engagement will play through October 5 at the Barrow Street Theater.

Set in Belfast in the 1970s and 1980s, Belfast Blues is one wee girl's story of family, war, Jesus and Hollywood. In the show ...

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Odds & Ends: Carole King on Why She Stayed, Billy Crystal Talks Robin Williams Emmy Tribute & More

Odds & Ends: Carole King on Why She Stayed, Billy Crystal Talks Robin Williams Emmy Tribute & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Carole King on Why She Stayed
Legendary songwriter, the Beautiful Carole King, stopped by The Meredith Viera Show on September 19 and in light of the current national discussion about domestic violence, opened up below about why she stayed in an abusive relationship. She went on to say ...

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Flynn Rider & Prince Charming Will NOT Appear in Into the Woods Film After All

Flynn Rider & Prince Charming Will NOT Appear in Into the Woods Film After All

For a moment, one peculiar passing moment, we were collectively anxious over a questionable change made to the upcoming Disney film adaptation of Into the Woods. Earlier today, Broadway.com reported that select character names in the movie had potentially been changed to reflect their Disney counterparts. A Disney spokesperson has confirmed that character names in the film are indeed ...

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Sutton Foster on Getting Glam, Being 26 Again & Not Singing in Her New Sitcom Younger

Sutton Foster on Getting Glam, Being 26 Again & Not Singing in Her New Sitcom Younger

Tony winner Sutton Foster and the cast of her newest project, TV Land’s Younger, shared a sneak peek at the pilot episode of the fresh and funny sitcom on September 19 at New York City’s Soho House. The show, which Foster previously described to Broadway.com as “Tootsie but with age,” follows 40-year-old Liza, a single mom who ...

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Broadway Baby Alert! Megan Hilty and Husband Brian Gallagher Welcome Newborn Girl

Broadway Baby Alert! Megan Hilty and Husband Brian Gallagher Welcome Newborn Girl

Broadway bombshell Megan Hilty and husband Brian Gallagher have welcomed their first child! Viola Philomena was born on September 18 in New York, according to US Weekly.

Hilty and Gallagher wed on November 2 of last year at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Hilty announced her pregnancy on March 29 of this year—her 33rd birthday.

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Frozen Oscar Winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez & More Will Take Part in NAMT's Festival of New Musicals

Frozen Oscar Winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez & More Will Take Part in NAMT's Festival of New Musicals

“Let It Go” Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez will take part in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT)’s 26th annual Festival of New Musicals. The Frozen songwriter, alongside collaborators Lisa de Spain and Julia Jordan, will present two songs from their new project Storyville as part of the festival’s Songwriters Showcase. Pigpen Theatre Company, who presented The Old ...

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Original Matilda Star Oona Laurence Tapped to Lead Pete’s Dragon Remake

Original Matilda Star Oona Laurence Tapped to Lead Pete’s Dragon Remake

Honorary Tony Award winner Oona Laurence has lined up the latest in a string of film projects: the Disney remake of their 1977 film Pete’s Dragon. According to Variety, the former Matilda star will play Natalie, a newly created character who did not appear in the original film. Oakes Fegley will take on the role of Pete. The film ...

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Big Love's Douglas Smith & More Will Lead Cast of Simon Stephens' Punk Rock Off-Broadway

Big Love's Douglas Smith & More Will Lead Cast of Simon Stephens' Punk Rock Off-Broadway

Screen star Douglas Smith is among the performers to join the cast of the previously announced New York premiere of Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock. The MCC Theater production will begin performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on October 29 and run through December 7. Opening night is set for November 17. Additional cast members of the Trip Cullman-helmed production include ...

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