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Bill English Set to Replace Colin Donnell in Anything Goes

Bill English Set to Replace Colin Donnell in Anything Goes

Bill English will take over as Billy Crocker in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. English will assume the role on May 1, succeeding original cast member Colin Donnell who departs the production April 29. English previously stepped in for Donnell from January 24 through February 19 while Donnell starred in Merrily We Roll Along ...

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Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz, Nikki M. James and More Set For Born For Broadway

Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz, Nikki M. James and More Set For Born For Broadway

Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz, The Book of Mormon Tony winner Nikki M. James and more will take part in the Born For Broadway benefit on May 21 in support of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge with musical direction by Lawrence Yurman, the evening will take place at the American Airlines Theatre.

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Anything Goes Star Colin Donnell Plays House With Norah Jones in 'Happy Pills' Music Video

Anything Goes Star Colin Donnell Plays House With Norah Jones in 'Happy Pills' Music Video

How does Colin Donnell spend his time when he’s not sailing the seven seas in Anything Goes or playing a billionaire in CW’s new TV pilot Arrow? He's playing the piano with Grammy winner Norah Jones, of course! In Jones’ new “Happy Pills” music video, Donnell plays a suave driver who picks up a high-heeled, hitchhiking Jones ...

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Come to the Cabaret! Exclusive Photos of Anything Goes Star Joel Grey’s 80th Birthday Costume Party

Come to the Cabaret! Exclusive Photos of Anything Goes Star Joel Grey’s 80th Birthday Costume Party
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On April 11, Anything Goes star Joel Grey turned 80 years old—and this Tony winner knows how to party! Grey’s friends threw a bash at the McKittrick Hotel (home of off-Broadway’s Sleep No More) in honor of the actor's big day, as well as the 40th anniversary of the 1972 musical film Cabaret. Grey, who won ...

Happy Birthday, Moonface! Bernadette Peters Surprises Anything Goes Star Joel Grey on His 80th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Moonface! Bernadette Peters Surprises Anything Goes Star Joel Grey on His 80th Birthday
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The Anything Goes crew welcomed two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters aboard the S.S. American on April 11 to celebrate a very important milestone: cast member Joel Grey’s 80th birthday! Peters, who played Grey's little sister in the 1968 Broadway musical George M!, surprised Grey onstage and led the audience in a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday." After ...

Anything Goes Star Colin Donnell Talks Playing a Mercedes-Driving Billionaire in CW’s Arrow Pilot

Anything Goes Star Colin Donnell Talks Playing a Mercedes-Driving Billionaire in CW’s Arrow Pilot

Last month Anything Goes star Colin Donnell said “bon voyage” to the S.S. American and set sail to…Vancouver? Donnell took a leave of absence as ship stowaway Billy Crocker to shoot the CW pilot Arrow, a modern-day retelling of the DC Comics' The Green Arrow. On April 3, Donnell returns to the Tony-winning revival. Broadway.com recently caught ...

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Encores! Production of Merrily We Roll Along to Record Cast Album

Encores! Production of Merrily We Roll Along to Record Cast Album

Encores! recent production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along will be recorded by PS Classics. The cast, led by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Donnell and Celia Keenan-Bolger, will record a two-disc album set for release on June 19. Directed by James Lapine, Merrily ran at New York City Center from February 8 through February 19.

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Colin Donnell Takes Leave of Absence From Anything Goes to Film Arrow Pilot; Bill English Steps In

Colin Donnell Takes Leave of Absence From Anything Goes to Film Arrow Pilot; Bill English Steps In

Bill English has assumed the role of Billy Crocker in Anything Goes while Colin Donnell takes a leave of absence. Donnell, who is taking a hiatus to film the CW drama pilot Arrow in Vancouver, will return to Anything Goes on April 3. English will play Billy Crocker until April 1.

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Anything Goes Star Colin Donnell Set for CW Pilot Arrow

Anything Goes Star Colin Donnell Set for CW Pilot Arrow

Colin Donnell, who stars as Billy Crocker in the Broadway revival of Anything Goeshas been cast in the CW drama pilot Arrow, according to Deadline.com. The new pilot is an updated retelling of the DC Comics character Green Arrow, starring Stephen Amell (Hung) as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow. A shooting date for the pilot has not yet been ...

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Hey, Old Friends! Stephen Sondheim and the Original Cast of Merrily We Roll Along Share an Emotional Reunion at Encores!

Hey, Old Friends! Stephen Sondheim and the Original Cast of Merrily We Roll Along Share an Emotional Reunion at Encores!
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The Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along got a very special visit from some “old friends” when members of the show's original 1981 Broadway cast and composer Stephen Sondheim mingled with the new cast at a Valentine's Day pre-show cocktail reception. After the curtain came down at New York City Center, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Colin Donnell ...

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