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Matt Bogart, Sierra Boggess & Dick Latessa to Star in Industry Reading of New Musical Wallenberg

Matt Bogart, Sierra Boggess & Dick Latessa to Star in Industry Reading of New Musical Wallenberg

Epic news: Broadway favorites Matt Bogart, Sierra Boggess and Dick Latessa will star in an industry reading of the new musical drama Wallenberg, based on the life of real-life Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg. Directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore), the musical features a book and lyrics by Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman and a score by ...

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Exclusive! Go Behind the Scenes with Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, Patina Miller & the Concert Cast of Ragtime

Exclusive! Go Behind the Scenes with Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, Patina Miller & the Concert Cast of Ragtime
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The music of Ragtime filled the air at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on February 18 as an all-star cast breathed new life into Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ Tony-winning score. The one-night-only concert performance starred Tony winner Lea Salonga as Mother and Tony nominees Norm Lewis as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Patina Miller as Sarah ...

Patina Miller and More to Star in Ragtime Concert with Lea Salonga and Norm Lewis

Patina Miller and More to Star in Ragtime Concert with Lea Salonga and Norm Lewis

Tony nominees Patina Miller, Kerry Butler and more will join headliners Lea Salonga, Tyne Daly and Norm Lewis in the upcoming concert performance of Ragtime at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Helmed by Stafford Arima, the concert will take place on February 18.

Miller, who will likely appear in the upcoming Broadway production of Pippin, will star as Sarah ...

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Halloween Treat! Patti LuPone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and More Lead Our Dream Cast for Hocus Pocus: The Musical

Halloween Treat! Patti LuPone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and More Lead Our Dream Cast for Hocus Pocus: The Musical

Halloween is just around the corner, and while there are no shortage of horror movies and thrillers to commemorate the holiday, the candy-filled night means only one thing for children of the ‘90s: Hocus Pocus. The 1993 film starred Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters, three witches that rise from the dead one Halloween ...

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Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury & More Join Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for Broadway Barks!

Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury & More Join Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for Broadway Barks!

Broadway Barks!, the annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event hosted by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, will take place July 14 in Shubert Alley. Sponsored by the ASPCA, proceeds from Broadway Barks! benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. The 14th annual Broadway Barks! begins at 3:30 PM with the celebrity presentations beginning at 5 ...

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The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin, to Close on Broadway

The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin, to Close on Broadway

Nicky Silver’s comedy The Lyons has set a July 1 closing date at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Directed by Mark Brokaw and starring 2012 Tony nominee Linda Lavin, the comedy will have played a total of 21 previews and 80 regular performances at the time of closing.

The Lyons stars Lavin as Rita Lyons, the indomitable matriarch of a ...

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Hear The Lyons Roar in an All-New Squigs Portrait

Hear The Lyons Roar in an All-New Squigs Portrait

Nicky Silver’s side-splitting comedy The Lyons stars 2012 Tony nominee Linda Lavin and Tony winner Dick Latessa as Rita and Ben Lyons, the unconventional and emotionally abusive parents of Curtis (Michael Esper) and Lisa (Kate Jennings Grant) Lyons. As the show begins, the Lyons family is at a crossroads as their patriarch lies dying and the three remaining family ...

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Meet the Matriarch! Linda Lavin & Co. Celebrate the Opening of The Lyons

Meet the Matriarch! Linda Lavin & Co. Celebrate the Opening of The Lyons

Nicky Silver’s celebrated comedy The Lyons opened on the Great White Way on April 23, and the entire off-Broadway company couldn’t be happier to bring this show to the Main Stem. After the show’s hilarious and talented stars Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Michael Esper and Kate Jennings Grant took their bows, the cast joined their famous guests ...

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Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Play

It’s almost Tony time, and let's face it: We’re obsessed! In anticipation of the 2012 Tony nominations, which will be announced on May 1, the Broadway.com editorial staff clocked 12 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show we hope the Tony ...

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Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa & More Make a Triumphant Return to Broadway in The Lyons

Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa & More Make a Triumphant Return to Broadway in The Lyons
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Broadway embraced its newest dysfunctional family, The Lyons, on April 23, when Nicky Silver’s acclaimed play officially opened at the Cort Theatre. The comedy about a family dealing with the impending death of their patriarch first premiered off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in the fall of 2011. The show's stars Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Kate Jennings Grant and ...

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