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Two for Two: Broadway Star Switcheroo for New York Pops Concert

Two for Two: Broadway Star Switcheroo for New York Pops Concert

Do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first?

Here's the bad news: Now that she's landed the juicy role of Helen Sinclair in Bullets Over Broadway, Marin Mazzie has had to drop out of the New York Pops' On Broadway concert at Carnegie Hall, taking hubby Jason Danieley with her! But here's the good news ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want to See Beauty and the Beast Live on TV in 2014

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want to See Beauty and the Beast Live on TV in 2014

Attention all Carrie Underwood haters—if you haven’t heard, the American Idol winner's stint in The Sound of Music was a hit! The live broadcast was such a success in the ratings, NBC aired the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic for a special encore performance this weekend, booting tried-and-true holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life out of their lineup. The network is ...

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Hugh Jackman Gets Presidential, Ed Harris Says 'Bye Y'all' & Paul Nolan Is One of the Guys in This Week's Datebook

Hugh Jackman Gets Presidential, Ed Harris Says 'Bye Y'all' & Paul Nolan Is One of the Guys in This Week's Datebook

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the theater district... so much was going on! That's right, this week a slew of Broadway vets get together for various holiday benefits and cabarets, Hugh Jackman hosts Christmas in Washington for the Obamas and Paul Nolan strums his way into Once. Make sure those presents are wrapped early, because you won't ...

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Tony Nominees Christiane Noll, Tom Wopat & More Will Celebrate Rodgers & Hammerstein in Concert at 54 Below

Tony Nominees Christiane Noll, Tom Wopat & More Will Celebrate Rodgers & Hammerstein in Concert at 54 Below

Tony nominees Christiane Noll and Tom Wopat, along with Broadway faves Ashley Brown and Darius de Haas will celebrate and perform the legendary music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II during three performances at 54 Below. The Sound of Their Music: Rodgers & Hammerstein will be presented on December 15, January 19, 2014, and February 16 at the Times ...

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Ari Graynor Is an American Hero, B'way Stars Serve Up Some Hamlisch and More Cross-Country Highlights

Ari Graynor Is an American Hero, B'way Stars Serve Up Some Hamlisch and More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com is hitting the road to bring you the best regional theater offerings from across the country. This week, we’ve gathered five can’t-miss productions, including a world premiere comedy starring Ari Graynor, a gripping thriller from a Mad Men writer and a starry tribute to one of theater’s most beloved composers. Check it all out in our Countrywide Guide ...

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Full Cast Announced for Hello, Dolly! at Goodspeed Opera House, Starring Klea Blackhurst, Ashley Brown & Tony Sheldon

Full Cast Announced for Hello, Dolly! at Goodspeed Opera House, Starring Klea Blackhurst, Ashley Brown & Tony Sheldon

Hellooo Dolly! Well Hellooo Dolly! Casting is complete for the upcoming production of Hello, Dolly! at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, starring Klea Blackhurst as Dolly Levi. Directed by Daniel Goldstein, the revival will begin performances June 28 and run through September 8.

In addition to Blackhurst, the cast also includes Ashley Brown as Irene Malloy, Tony ...

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Ashley Brown and John Cudia Take a Surrey Ride, Dreamgirls Invade Amish Country & More Cross-Country Highlights

Ashley Brown and John Cudia Take a Surrey Ride, Dreamgirls Invade Amish Country & More Cross-Country Highlights

Take a cross-country road trip with Broadway.com! We’re highlighting this week’s best regional offerings from coast to coast. From a star-studded revival of Oklahoma! in Chicago to the world premiere of Beneatha’s Place in Baltimore, this week is jam-packed with things to see and do.


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Ashley Brown & John Cudia Say Howdy

Broadway favorites Ashley Brown (Mary ...

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Hear Their Song! Ashley Brown, Michael James Scott, Jessica Rush & Nick Adams Perform Songs for a New World

Hear Their Song! Ashley Brown, Michael James Scott, Jessica Rush & Nick Adams Perform Songs for a New World
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The world was dancing! Two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun helmed a one-night-only benefit concert of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World on March 10, starring Broadway favorites Nick Adams, Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush and Michael James Scott. The starry extravaganza was held at XL Cabaret, with proceeds donated to The Performing Arts Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ...

Ashley Brown on Songs For a New World, Wicked Dreams & Mary Poppins' 'Bittersweet' Closing

Ashley Brown on Songs For a New World, Wicked Dreams & Mary Poppins' 'Bittersweet' Closing

Ashley Brown is best known for originating the role of Mary Poppins in Disney’s long-running family musical Mary Poppins. Now, Brown is one of four stars participating in the one-night-only Songs For a New World concert at XL Cabaret on March 11. We caught up with the talented soprano to chat about working on the Jason Robert Brown musical, recording ...

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Take an Exclusive Sneak Peek at Nick Adams, Ashley Brown & the Stars of Songs for a New World

Take an Exclusive Sneak Peek at Nick Adams, Ashley Brown  & the Stars of Songs for a New World

Get an exclusive preview of Michael James Scott, Nick Adams, Jessica Rush and Ashley Brown in the exciting, one-night-only benefit concert of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. The cast performs at XL Cabaret on March 11.

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There's Now an Extra Chance to Catch the Songs for a New World Concert, Starring Nick Adams, Ashley Brown & More

There's Now an Extra Chance to Catch the Songs for a New World Concert, Starring Nick Adams, Ashley Brown & More

The one-night-only Songs for a New World concert has added an additional performance! The March 11 benefit concert, starring Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Jessica Rush (Jersey Boys) and Michael James Scott (The Book of Mormon), will now hold a 9:30 PM show, as well as the previously announced 7 PM performance. Helmed ...

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Nick Adams, Ashley Brown & More to Lead Songs for a New World Concert

Nick Adams, Ashley Brown & More to Lead Songs for a New World Concert

Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Jessica Rush (Jersey Boys) and Michael James Scott (The Book of Mormon) will appear in a one night only benefit concert of Songs for a New World. The performance of the Jason Robert Brown musical will be held March 11 at XL Cabaret.

Two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies ...

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Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley & More Set for New York Pops 2013-14 Concert Season

Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley & More Set for New York Pops 2013-14 Concert Season

The New York Pops orchestra will welcome a host of Broadway stars—including Montego Glover, Ashley Brown, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley—into the 31st season of the company’s Carnegie Hall series, led by music director Steven Reineke. The season will feature five concerts in total, kicking off on October 4, 2013.

Among the seasonal features are An Evening with Chris Botti ...

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Patrick Wilson, David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney & More Set for Broadway Blows Back Benefit Concert

Patrick Wilson, David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney & More Set for Broadway Blows Back Benefit Concert

Patrick Wilson, David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney, Jessie Mueller and more will perform at a concert benefit to aid New York and New Jersey communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Titled City of Hope: Broadway Blows Back, the concert is scheduled for November 26 at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre.

The concert will also feature appearances by Christopher Sieber (La Cage Aux Folles), Elizabeth ...

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John Cudia, Ashley Brown & More to Square Dance in Oklahoma! at Lyric Opera of Chicago

John Cudia, Ashley Brown & More to Square Dance in Oklahoma! at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Oh, what a beautiful morning it's going to be in Chicago! Broadway vets John Cudia and Ashley Brown will star as Curly and Laurey, respectively, in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Oklahoma! Directed by Gary Griffin, Oklahoma! will begin performances May 4 and play a 16-show engagement through May 19.

In addition to Cudia and Brown, Oklahoma! is ...

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Ian McKellen and More Honored at Make Believe on Broadway Gala, Hosted by Christopher Meloni

Ian McKellen and More Honored at Make Believe on Broadway Gala, Hosted by Christopher Meloni

Matthew Broderick, Norm Lewis, Ashley Brown, Adrienne Warren and Jay Armstrong Johnson are among the special guests who will appear at Make Believe on Broadway, the 13th annual gala event by charity organization Only Make Believe on November 5. Law & Order: SVU actor Chris Meloni will host the event, which honors celebrity supporters Ian McKellen, Guy Chiarello and Petra Nemcova ...

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British Pop Star Cheryl Cole Visits Mary Poppins

British Pop Star Cheryl Cole Visits Mary Poppins
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British singing sensation Cheryl Cole, a member of the pop group Girls Aloud as well as a successful solo artist, is headed stateside as a judge on Fox's upcoming singing competition The X-Factor. Before Cole begins sifting through thousands of talented American hopefuls in the show's audition rounds, she caught some truly gifted performers showcasing their craft by attending the ...

Bridesmaids Star Maya Rudolph Shows Off Her Baby Bump at Mary Poppins

Bridesmaids Star Maya Rudolph Shows Off Her Baby Bump at Mary Poppins
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Saturday Night Live veteran Maya Rudolph is walking down the aisle in the new funny flick Bridesmaids, and on May 11 the pregnant actress "stepped in time" at Broadway's Mary Poppins. Rudolph, who is expecting her third child with partner Paul Thomas Anderson, took a break from her busy Bridesmaids promotional schedule to take in the magic of the ...

Original Broadway Star Ashley Brown Flies Back to Mary Poppins

Original Broadway Star Ashley Brown Flies Back to Mary Poppins
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It was a jolly holiday over at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 8 as Mary Poppins welcomed original show star Ashley Brown back as the "practically perfect" title nanny. The night also marked a reunion for Brown and her original co-star, Tony nominee Gavin Lee, who continues to play Mary's pal Bert. Take a look below as the talented ...

Robert McClure & Ashley Brown to Play Charlie & Oona Chaplin in New Musical Limelight

Robert McClure & Ashley Brown to Play Charlie & Oona Chaplin in New Musical Limelight

The life of one of Hollywood's most enduring icons will get the musical treatment when Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin premieres at California's La Jolla Playhouse in September. Cast in the title role is Robert McClure, most recently seen on Broadway in Avenue Q, while Mary Poppins star Ashley Brown will take on the role of Chaplin's young fourth ...

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Ashley Brown to Hit the Road in Mary Poppins

Ashley Brown to Hit the Road in Mary Poppins

Ashley Brown, Broadway's original Mary Poppins, will give the rest of America a chance to see her stage magic next year. Brown has signed on to star in the national tour of Mary Poppins, which begins on March 25, 2009, at Chicago's Cadillac Theatre before setting up shop in St. Louis' Fox Theatre from August 13 through 30. No word ...

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Mary Poppins, Coast of Utopia Tops Among Outer Critics Circle Nominees

Mary Poppins, Coast of Utopia Tops Among Outer Critics Circle Nominees

Mary Poppins and The Coast of Utopia topped the list of nominees for the 2007 Outer Critics Circle Awards, announced on April 23 by former winners John Lloyd Young Jersey Boys and Victoria Clark The Light in the Piazza at the Algonquin Hotel. Disney's newest Broadway musical garnered 11 nominations, and Tom Stoppard's three-part epic drew nine nods.

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Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee to Star in Mary Poppins on Broadway

Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee to Star in Mary Poppins on Broadway

Ashley Brown and London star Gavin Lee will play the roles of Mary Poppins and Bert, respectively, in the Disney/Cameron Mackintosh production of Mary Poppins on Broadway. The show is scheduled to begin performances at the New Amsterdam Theatre on October 14.

Brown is no stranger to Disney musicals—she has been playing Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast ...

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Ashley Brown

Age: 23

Currently: Making her Broadway debut as the "Beauty" half of Disney's classic Beauty and the Beast, now the 6th longest-running show in Broadway history.

Hometown: Gulf Breeze, Florida, near Pensacola. Given the recent spate of severe weather hitting the South, Brown definitely sends her love back to the Sunshine State. "We got hit pretty bad by Ivan a ...

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On the Record's Ashley Brown is Broadway's Next Belle in Beauty

On the Record's Ashley Brown is Broadway's Next Belle in Beauty
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Broadway.com has learned that On the Record star Ashley Brown is moving on to another Disney musical—she will be the next Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Brown is scheduled to start performances on September 20.

"When I was told I almost fainted," Brown told Broadway.com. "I was freaking out. Disney is the only reason I am ...

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