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Odds & Ends: Spend Friday Nights With Kristin Chenoweth, Weird Al Yankovic Could Write for Broadway & More

Odds & Ends: Spend Friday Nights With Kristin Chenoweth, Weird Al Yankovic Could Write for Broadway & More

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Spend Your Fall Friday Nights With Kristin Chenoweth
Well now we know what we'll be doing on Friday nights this fall! PBS has announced the 11 weekly programs that will feature in its Arts Fall Festival. Hosted by Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, the series will ...

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Moving Too Fast? Hardly! The Last 5 Years Film, Starring Jeremy Jordan & Anna Kendrick, to Debut at Toronto Film Festival

Moving Too Fast? Hardly! The Last 5 Years Film, Starring Jeremy Jordan & Anna Kendrick, to Debut at Toronto Film Festival

See, we’re smiling at this news! The film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last 5 Years, starring Broadway fave Jeremy Jordan and movie musical darling Anna Kendrick, will soon receive its world premiere. Jordan took to Twitter to announce that the flick will play the Toronto International Film Festival, which is set to kick off this fall ...

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Kevin Bishop Will Star in Becky Mode's Fully Committed at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

Kevin Bishop Will Star in Becky Mode's Fully Committed at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

How far would you go to get a table at the smartest restaurant in town? In its tenth anniversary year, London’s Chocolate Factory celebrates by creating a brand new production of the show that put it on the map in 2004, Fully Committed. Mark Setlock will direct Becky Mode’s whirlwind culinary comedy, which will play September 3 through ...

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Legendary Director Garry Marshall Will Helm Mike Bencivenga's Billy & Ray Off-Broadway

Legendary Director Garry Marshall Will Helm Mike Bencivenga's Billy & Ray Off-Broadway

Renowned director/writer/producer Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Beaches) will direct the New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's Billy & Ray off-Broadway. Kicking off the 32nd season of the Vineyard Theatre, performances will begin on October 2 with opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard. Casting and further creative team will be announced later.

The comedy charts the ...

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Hey Baby! Samuel Pergande & Jillian Mueller Will Star in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing

Hey Baby! Samuel Pergande & Jillian Mueller Will Star in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing

You're going to love them! Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller have been cast as Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman, respectively, in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage. The stage musical of the worldwide smash-hit film is set to begin performances August 26 in Washington, D.C. before continuing to cities across the ...

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Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Begins Performances as Pippin's Flying Granny

Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Begins Performances as Pippin's Flying Granny

Priscilla Lopez takes over from Annie Potts as Berthe in Pippin at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre on July 22. The Tony winner will play a limited engagement through August 27.

Lopez appeared in the original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of Fastrada in the original production of Pippin in 1973. She ...

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Blow, Winds! Shakespeare in the Park’s King Lear, Starring John Lithgow & Annette Bening, Begins Performances

Blow, Winds! Shakespeare in the Park’s King Lear, Starring John Lithgow & Annette Bening, Begins Performances

The Public Theater’s 2014 Shakespeare in the Park season continues with a starry production of King Lear, beginning previews on July 22. Tony winner and Oscar nominee John Lithgow stars as the titular father figure alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Annette Bening, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht and Jessica Collins as Lear’s three daughters. The production, directed by Daniel ...

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Mr. Hollywood! Aaron Tveit Is on a Quest to Find Love in Upcoming Romantic Comedy Stereotypically You

Mr. Hollywood! Aaron Tveit Is on a Quest to Find Love in Upcoming Romantic Comedy Stereotypically You

Your favorite Broadway bachelor is indeed heading into the New York dating scene. (Sort of.)  As Aaron Tveit revealed on his recent episode of Show People with Paul Wontorek, he will lead a romantic comedy on the big screen. The film, titled Stereotypically You, will also star Saturday Night Live alum Abby Elliott. The news follows the announcement that Tveit ...

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Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Tuners, Hot Tickets & Departing Shows See Summer Box Office Bumps

Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Tuners, Hot Tickets & Departing Shows See Summer Box Office Bumps

The Tony-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder exceeded capacity for the fourth consecutive week as it continues to inch toward joining the millionaire’s club (coming in this week at $957,145). Two other big hits of the season, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, broke box office records once again at ...

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Odds & Ends: Neil Patrick Harris Will Go From Hedwig to Freak Show, Bernadette Peters Heads to Bravo & More

Odds & Ends: Neil Patrick Harris Will Go From Hedwig to Freak Show, Bernadette Peters Heads to Bravo & More

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

Neil Patrick Harris Will Go From Hedwig to Freak Show
Ask and you shall receive! According to Variety, Hedwig and the Angry Inch headliner Neil Patrick Harris penned a letter to Ryan Murphy, the brains behind American Horror Story: Freak Show, saying he wanted to appear on the ...

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