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Odds & Ends: Grease: Live Wins 17 Million Viewers Worldwide, Cast Set for West End's The Father & More

Odds & Ends: Grease: Live Wins 17 Million Viewers Worldwide, Cast Set for West End's The Father & More

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Grease: Live Wins 17 Million Viewers Worldwide
Grease: Live proved to be the one everyone wanted! The telecast has delivered more than 17 million total viewers worldwide since it originally aired on January 31, starring your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit, Broadway alum Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough. 14.3 ...

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Tony Winner Ben Vereen Tapped for Fox's Rocky Horror Remake

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Tapped for Fox's Rocky Horror Remake

Broadway vet Ben Vereen is joining "Planet Schmanet Janet!" The Tony winner tweeted that he will play Dr. Everett Scott on Fox's Rocky Horror. The two-hour event (not live) will air this fall on a date to be announced.

Vereen won a Tony Award for his performance in Pippin. His other Broadway credits include Wicked, Sweet Charity, Hair, Jesus ...

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Full Casting Announced for George Bernard Shaw's Widowers' Houses Off-Broadway

Full Casting Announced for George Bernard Shaw's Widowers' Houses Off-Broadway

Full casting has been set for Widowers’ Houses, the first play ever written by George Bernard Shaw, off-Broadway. Directed by David Staller, the production will play a limited engagement March 1 through April 2, with opening night scheduled for March 13 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.

The company will include Jeremy Beck (The Cocktail Party) as Dr. Harry Trench, Jonathan ...

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Queen of the Night! The Bodyguard to Head Back to the West End, Starring Beverley Knight

Queen of the Night! The Bodyguard to Head Back to the West End, Starring Beverley Knight

We will always love her! The Bodyguard will return to the West End with Beverley Knight playing the title role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the production is scheduled to play a limited engagement July 15 through January 7 at the Dominion Theatre.

The Bodyguard received its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in November 2012 ...

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Phantom Tony Winner Michael Crawford Will Return to the West End in The Go-Between

Phantom Tony Winner Michael Crawford Will Return to the West End in The Go-Between

Original Phantom Michael Crawford is returning to the West End! Directed by Roger Haines, the Tony winner will headline Richard Taylor and David Wood’s The Go-Between. Based on the classic novel by L. P. Hartley, the production will begin performances at the Apollo Theatre on May 27 and officially open on June 7.

Crawford won the Tony for Phantom; his ...

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And We Are Telling You! Amber Riley to Star as Effie in West End Dreamgirls

And We Are Telling You! Amber Riley to Star as Effie in West End Dreamgirls

Amber Riley has landed the coveted role of Effie White in the West End premiere of the musical sensation Dreamgirls, according to The Daily Mail. Tony winner director Casey Nicholaw, currently represented on Broadway by The Book of Mormon, Aladdin and Something Rotten!, will stage the production, set to premiere at the Savoy Theatre in November.

Riley first came to ...

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Jeff Daniels & Michelle Williams Begin Performances in David Harrower's Blackbird on Broadway

Jeff Daniels & Michelle Williams Begin Performances in David Harrower's Blackbird on Broadway

One of the most buzzed-about shows of the season has arrived! Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams will start previews in Blackbird on February 5. Directed by Joe Mantello, the Broadway premiere of the 2005 drama by Scottish playwright David Harrower is scheduled to officially open on March 10 and will play through June 12 at the Belasco Theatre.

Blackbird explores ...

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Tickets Now Available for New York Premiere of Colman Domingo’s Dot, Starring Marjorie Johnson

Tickets Now Available for New York Premiere of Colman Domingo’s Dot, Starring Marjorie Johnson

Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of Colman Domingo’s Dot, which begins performances on February 4 at off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. Starring Marjorie Johnson, who played the title role in the recent world premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the production will officially open on February 23.

Dot follows Dotty, a matriarch suffering from dementia. Her ...

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible Pushes Back First Preview Date So Saoirse Ronan Can Attend Oscars

Arthur Miller's The Crucible Pushes Back First Preview Date So Saoirse Ronan Can Attend Oscars

Saoirse Ronan shall go to the ball! The upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible has pushed back its first Broadway preview date so that the actress can attend the Oscars; she has been nominated for her performance in the film Brooklyn. The Crucible, also starring Ben Whishaw and Tony winner Sophie Okonedo, will now begin performances on March 1 ...

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Tickets Now Available for Lucy Prebble's The Effect Off-Broadway

Tickets Now Available for Lucy Prebble's The Effect Off-Broadway

Tickets are now on sale to see the North American premiere of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect. Directed by David Cromer, the production will begin previews on March 2 and officially open on March 16 at the Barrow Street Theatre.

Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant ...

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