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Chita Rivera Gets a Big 80th Birthday Surprise from the Edwin Drood Cast

Chita Rivera Gets a Big 80th Birthday Surprise from the Edwin Drood Cast
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How do you celebrate a Broadway legend’s 80th birthday? With a cake at curtain call, of course! Iconic theater actress Chita Rivera celebrated her big day right where she belongs, on stage at Studio 54, where she’s playing the surreptitious Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. At the close of the January 23 matinee, Rivera received ...

PBS to Air Concerts from Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, Audra McDonald & More as Part of Live From Lincoln Center Series

PBS to Air Concerts from Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, Audra McDonald & More as Part of Live From Lincoln Center Series

PBS will air concerts from Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban and more as part of its Live From Lincoln Center series. As previously announced five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will serve as the series' host.

The series will kick off with the American Songbook’s celebration of Tony-winning songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb. The event, titled Ring Them Bells ...

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Edwin Drood Star Chita Rivera to Be Honored with 80th Birthday Benefit Gala

Edwin Drood Star Chita Rivera to Be Honored with 80th Birthday Benefit Gala

Some actresses try to hide their age, but Chita Rivera is going to celebrate a big birthday—her 80th—publicly and in style: The two-time Tony winner will be honored on October 7 at Chita: A Legendary Celebration, a gala evening benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event will be held at a Broadway theater to be announced later ...

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Music Video Exclusive! Check Out Andy Karl’s Red-Hot Edwin Drood Rap 'Bustle Fluffah'

Music Video Exclusive! Check Out Andy Karl’s Red-Hot Edwin Drood Rap 'Bustle Fluffah'

Attention, Droodies and Ed-Heads: we've got a big gift from the cast of Edwin Drood, just in time for the holidays!

Cast member Andy Karl has assembled the rest of the all-star company of the raucous revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood for “Bustle Fluffah,” a brand new music video that would almost certainly make Charles Dickens boogie ...

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Step Behind the Scenes With Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera & More at the Edwin Drood Recording Session

Step Behind the Scenes With Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera & More at the Edwin Drood Recording Session
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One of the most exciting tasks for any Broadway company is stepping into the recording studio and preserve their show for posterity! That’s exactly what the talented cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood did at Kaufman Astoria Studios on December 10, when the group of esteemed veterans (including Chita Rivera and Jim Norton) and bona fide Broadway stars ...

Drood Star Chita Rivera on West Side Story, Chicago, Playing Liza’s Mom & More

Drood Star Chita Rivera on West Side Story, Chicago, Playing Liza’s Mom & More

When Chita Rivera takes the stage as Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, audiences at Studio 54 erupt in cheers and applause. This great lady of the theater is nearing her 60th anniversary on Broadway, and fans are grateful to spend an evening in the company of a gorgeous, charismatic actress who knows exactly how to please a ...

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Paul Rudd Makes People Puke, Anne Hathaway Grosses Us Out and More Lessons of the Week

Paul Rudd Makes People Puke, Anne Hathaway Grosses Us Out and More Lessons of the Week

Yeah, the world might be focused on James Bond and General Petraeus mixing business and pleasure, but let's get to the really important stuff and look at the 10 lessons learned this week on Broadway. From Henry Winkler to Kathie Lee Gifford, the stars had a lot to teach us in the last seven days.


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What’s Driving Audiences Wild? The Stars of The Mystery of Edwin Drood Share Their Opening Night Suspicions

What’s Driving Audiences Wild? The Stars of The Mystery of Edwin Drood Share Their Opening Night Suspicions

Audiences are all abuzz about the raucous new revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, so we asked Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block and the rest of the cast to help us investigate why this screwball musical comedy is making such a splash on Broadway.

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Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block and the Cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood Dress to Kill on Opening Night

Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block and the Cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood Dress to Kill on Opening Night
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Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a starry Broadway affair that invites audiences to interact with the actors of the show-within-a-show, even allowing the crowd to vote for the musical’s ending! A slew of stars signed up to do some sleuthing on opening night at Studio 54—and, of course, to lend some ...

Whodunit?! Squigs Sketches the Sneaky Suspect Line-Up in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Whodunit?! Squigs Sketches the Sneaky Suspect Line-Up in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens may have died before finishing his novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood, but the cast of Rupert Holmes’ screwball musical is bringing the story to a giddy resolution every night in Roundabout Theatre Company’s starry revival. Broadway.com’s resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson brought Drood’s colorful cast of characters to life, which makes it all ...

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