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Jefferson Mays, Donna Hanover, Dakin Matthews join The Best Man at the Schoenfeld Theatre

Jefferson Mays, Donna Hanover, Dakin Matthews join The Best Man at the Schoenfeld Theatre

Tony winner Jefferson Mays, Dakin Matthews and Donna Hanover are the newest additions to the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. The production begins previews on March 6 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with opening night set for April 1. The trio joins previously announced cast members James Earl Jones, Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury ...

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Angela Lansbury Goes for a Magical Sleigh Ride as Mrs. Santa Claus

Broadway Holiday Flashback! Angela Lansbury Goes for a Magical Sleigh Ride as Mrs. Santa Claus

Do you hear what I hear? It's the sound of Broadway stars caroling as Broadway.com celebrates the holidays with a seasonal flashback each day. Five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury will return to Broadway this spring as part of the ensemble cast of Gore Vidal's The Best Man. Back in 1996, Lansbury was dealing with a jolly man, playing the ...

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Will & Grace Star Eric McCormack Joins James Earl Jones & More in The Best Man

Will & Grace Star Eric McCormack Joins James Earl Jones & More in The Best Man

Emmy-winning Will & Grace alum Eric McCormack will join the forthcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man as presidential contender Joseph Cantwell. He joins previously announced stars James Earl Jones, Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette and Michael McKean. The play will begin previews on March 6 and open on April 1 at a Shubert Theatre to ...

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A Taste of Honey Playwright Shelagh Delaney Dies at Age 71

A Taste of Honey Playwright Shelagh Delaney Dies at Age 71

British playwright and screenwriter Shelagh Delaney, best known for her highly influential 1958 debut play A Taste of Honey, died at her daughter’s home in eastern England on November 20. She was 71 years old. The cause was cancer.

Delaney was just 19 years old when A Taste of Honey was first performed on May 27, 1958 at the Theatre Royal ...

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Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette & Michael McKean Join Broadway Revival of The Best Man

Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette & Michael McKean Join Broadway Revival of The Best Man

Emmy winner Candice Bergen, five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury, Tony and Emmy Award winner John Larroquette and Oscar nominee Michael McKean will join previously announced star James Earl Jones in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. The play will begin previews on March 6 and open on April 1 at a Shubert Theatre to be ...

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Jennifer Hudson, Angela Lansbury and More Hit the Town at the American Theatre Wing's 2011 Gala

Jennifer Hudson, Angela Lansbury and More Hit the Town at the American Theatre Wing's 2011 Gala
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Attendees at the American Theatre Wing's annual gala at the Plaza Hotel received a rare treat: a live performance from Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson! The September 26 event, which honored longtime American Theatre Wing board member Sir Howard Stringer, a.k.a. Chairman, CEO and President of Sony Corporation, raised more than $550,000 for the Wing's education ...

Stage Legend Angela Lansbury Visits Bernadette Peters & Co. Backstage at Follies

Stage Legend Angela Lansbury Visits Bernadette Peters & Co. Backstage at Follies
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It’s not easing adding luster to the already star-studded cast of  Follies, but when stage legend Angela Lansbury stopped by the revival recently, she amped up the star power even more. Five-time Tony winner Lansbury, along with New York stage regular Betsy Aidem and Broadway vet and Law & Order alum S. Epatha Merkerson, took in the show at ...

Alec Baldwin, Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Rock and More Set to Present at the 2011 Tony Awards

Alec Baldwin, Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Rock and More Set to Present at the 2011 Tony Awards

A starry list of presenters for the 2011 Tony Awards telecast has been announced. The celebs that will present include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying headliner Daniel Radcliffe, The Motherf**ker With the Hat's Chris Rock, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin and more.

Other announced presenters include Catherine Zeta-Jones (a Tony winner last year for A ...

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Broadway Royalty and Glee Greatness: Angela Lansbury and Jonathan Groff Stop By Sister Act

Broadway Royalty and Glee Greatness: Angela Lansbury and Jonathan Groff Stop By Sister Act
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Disco-riffic musical Sister Act is one spangly show, but on May 19 the onstage sequins were rivaled by the backstage star power. First up was Jonathan Groff, golden boy of Spring Awakening and bad boy of Glee, who stopped by to catch up with his sensational co-star from Hair in Central Park, Tony nominee Patina Miller! The evening's star factor ...

Will Five-Time Tony Winner Angela Lansbury Join the Ticket for Broadway’s The Best Man, Starring James Earl Jones?

Will Five-Time Tony Winner Angela Lansbury Join the Ticket for Broadway’s The Best Man, Starring James Earl Jones?

Will Angela Lansbury join fellow legend James Earl Jones in Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway? It looks like the actor spilled some casting news for the upcoming Broadway show, according to Variety. As previously reported Jones, who is headed to London to reprise his role in Driving Miss Daisy, will be returning to the Rialto to star in a ...

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Angela Lansbury and Friends to Salute Terrence McNally at Acting Company Benefit

Angela Lansbury and Friends to Salute Terrence McNally at Acting Company Benefit

A starry salute to Terrence McNally, Angela Lansbury and Friends, will be held on March 28 at the Longacre Theatre, with proceeds benefitting The Acting Company. The evening will be written and directed by Tony winner John Doyle, with musical direction by Mary Mitchell Campbell.

Joining Lansbury will be Audra McDonald, Alan Cumming, Tyne Daly, Edie Falco, Roger Rees and ...

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Angela Lansbury Kicks Off the Season with 'We Need a Little Christmas'

Broadway Holiday Flashback! Angela Lansbury Kicks Off the Season with 'We Need a Little Christmas'

The holiday season is upon us, and Broadway.com is celebrating by making it snow throughout December with our favorite holiday-themed videos featuring Broadway stars. We're kicking off the month with five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury. The Broadway legend took home her first Tony in 1966 for originating the title role in the Jerry Herman musical Mame, in which she ...

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Alec Baldwin, Angela Lansbury and Ian McKellen Pray at the Altar of The Divine Sister

Alec Baldwin, Angela Lansbury and Ian McKellen Pray at the Altar of The Divine Sister
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Mother Superior (comedic great Charles Busch) and her fellow nuns noticed several A-list stars of stage and screen in attendance at their convent on the weekend of November 5. Tony winning pals Angela Lansbury and Ian McKellen headed down to the Soho Playhouse to check out the holy hilarity of Busch’s latest romp, The Divine Sister, while Tony nominee Alec ...

Angela Lansbury Adds Shimmer to Primary Stages Gala

Angela Lansbury Adds Shimmer to Primary Stages Gala
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On a busy night for galas (November 1), Broadway.com dropped by the Edison Ballroom, where Primary Stages honored producer and agent Samuel “Biff” Liff with its Dedication to New Plays Award. Five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury came out to offer a tribute at the event, which included performances by Alison Fraser, Marni Nixon, Jill O’Hara and Tony Roberts. The ...

A Little Night Music Sets Closing Date; Peters and Stritch Extend

A Little Night Music Sets Closing Date; Peters and Stritch Extend

The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music will play its final performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre on January 9, 2011. The show will have played 20 previews and 425 regular performances upon closing. Current stars Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch, who had been scheduled to perform through November 7, have extended their runs as Desiree and ...

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Look Over There! Angela Lansbury Checks Out La Cage aux Folles

Look Over There! Angela Lansbury Checks Out La Cage aux Folles
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It’s no surprise that Angela Lansbury is a fan of composer Jerry Herman—after all, she won two of her five Tony Awards for starring in his musicals Dear World and Mame. The great Broadway star, who recently ended her Tony-nominated run as Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, decided to check out the show that defeated hers for the ...

Here's Looking At You: Our Top Five Tony Fashion Favorites

Here's Looking At You: Our Top Five Tony Fashion Favorites

Glittering gems, wings of plumage, flowing trains, guyliner—the 2010 Tony Awards had it all, and we’re not talking about the costume category. Now that the winners have been announced and the parties have dispersed, we’re throwing the spotlight on one of the best parts of Broadway’s big night: the clothes, naturally. Despite some potentially disastrous weather (rain + white dresses ...

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Hollywood Diva Catherine Zeta-Jones Wins a Tony for A Little Night Music

Hollywood Diva Catherine Zeta-Jones Wins a Tony for A Little Night Music

A shocked Catherine Zeta-Jones won the Best Leading Actress in a Musical award for her performance in A Little Night Music at the 2010 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.

“I don’t believe it!” she exclaimed as she took to the podium. The Oscar winner (for Chicago) thanked co-star Angela Lansbury, her fellow nominees (“such beautiful, talented women” ...

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Promises, Promises Barfly Katie Finneran Wins Second Tony Award

Promises, Promises Barfly Katie Finneran Wins Second Tony Award

Katie Finneran won her second Tony Award for her hilarious portrayal of a drunken barfly in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises at the 2010 Tony Awards.

While accepting the trophy for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Finneran thanked her friends and family (“They’re all in the rafters!”), co-star Kristin Chenoweth (“Who loaned me her eyelashes tonight.” ...

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Broadway.com at 10: Top 10 Stage Superstars of the Decade

Broadway.com at 10: Top 10 Stage Superstars of the Decade

In the same way that Angelina or Clooney can “open” a movie, a very short list of theater actors have the star power to attract producers (and audiences) on the strength of their name and talent alone. Broadway.com’s tenth anniversary is the perfect time to pay tribute to 10 stage superstars of the past decade—and to thank them for ...

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Composer Stephen Sondheim to Join A Little Night Music Cast for Album Signing

Composer Stephen Sondheim to Join A Little Night Music Cast for Album Signing

Composer Stephen Sondheim will join the starry Broadway cast of A Little Night Music for a signing of the revival cast recording. The signing will take place at the production's home at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 6 from 2PM to 3:30PM.

With Sondheim, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury at the autograph table, crowds are sure to be ...

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Viva Angela! Ms. Lansbury Gets the Star Treatment at Drama League Gala

Viva Angela! Ms. Lansbury Gets the Star Treatment at Drama League Gala
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Each year, the Drama League honors a theatrical luminary at a gala dinner and performance benefitting the organization’s renowned Directors Project. When A Little Night Music headliner Angela Lansbury agreed to be feted on February 8 at the Pierre Hotel, the floodgates opened: More than 400 guests paid big bucks to toast the five-time Tony winner, and Broadway’s best happily ...

The Stars Collide as A Little Night Music Returns to Broadway

The Stars Collide as A Little Night Music Returns to Broadway

Hugh Jackman, Donald Trump, Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Barbara Cook? Those are just a few of the celebrity Stephen Sondheim fans who turned out, despite the pouring rain, on December 13 to look on as Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury brought A Little Night Music back to Broadway. The first ever revival of ...

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Broadway Revival of A Little Night Music to Get Cast Recording

Broadway Revival of A Little Night Music to Get Cast Recording

The first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, will record a new Broadway cast album. The news comes while the starry production, helmed by Trevor Nunn, continues its preview period in anticipation of a December 13 opening at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The album, which will be a joint effort by ...

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Who Is the Broadway.com Star of the Year for 2009? Vote Here!

Who Is the Broadway.com Star of the Year for 2009? Vote Here!

It was a year of star power on Broadway, but some points of light burned brighter than others—and the best performers made us thankful we’ve got a way to honor them as 2009 winds down: Broadway.com’s Star of the Year. As usual, our editorial staff carefully considered dozens of candidates before narrowing the list to eight names. While all ...

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