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Weekend Poll Top Three: Funny Girls! Fans Are LOLing Over Laura Benanti (Plus Two Other Broadway Babies') Twitters

Weekend Poll Top Three: Funny Girls! Fans Are LOLing Over Laura Benanti (Plus Two Other Broadway Babies') Twitters

Funny. Did you hear that? “Funny.” Yeah, our fans said…OK we’ll stop. It’s Monday, and we could all use a laugh. Last week, we took to Twitter to ask you which Broadway tweeter cracked you up the most. We narrowed down the list to 10 contenders, and made you choose: Which Great White Way star should take home the ...

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Photos! It's a Wonderful Sneak Peek of Broadway’s On the Town in Rehearsal

Photos! It's a Wonderful Sneak Peek of Broadway’s On the Town in Rehearsal
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The taptastic new revival of On the Town is headed to Broadway, beginning September 20, 2014 at the Lyric Theatre. Click to see Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves and the cast in rehearsal on September 3!

Odds & Ends: Jessica Chastain Returns to the New York Stage, Is It BAM Before Harry Potter For John Tiffany & More

Odds & Ends: Jessica Chastain Returns to the New York Stage, Is It BAM Before Harry Potter For John Tiffany & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Jessica Chastain and Annette Bening Get Their Shakespeare On
Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening, Jackie Hoffman, 
E.L. Doctorow, Bryan Stevenson, 
Whitney Bashor, Justin Levine and Micah Stock are joining the star-studded Public Forum: Shakespeare in America on June 30 at the Delacorte Theater. The free one night only event ...

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Bebe Neuwirth Is Yo Mama, Bridges Crosses to B'way & Jonathan Groff Wants Love in This Week's Datebook

Bebe Neuwirth Is Yo Mama, Bridges Crosses to B'way & Jonathan Groff Wants Love in This Week's Datebook

Broadway.com is spreading the news all season long, spotlighting tons of must-see events! From welcoming The Bridges of Madison County to Tovah Feldshuh's final swing on the Pippin trapeze to a star-studded cabaret at 54 Below—what more could your calendar hold? Read on for this week’s top picks.


MONDAY, JANUARY 13
LAUREN MOLINA & JASON TAM GET MARRY-ED ...

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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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Jackie Hoffman Will Return to Joe's Pub with Hebe for the Holidays!

Jackie Hoffman Will Return to Joe's Pub with Hebe for the Holidays!

Funny lady and Broadway scene-stealer, Jackie Hoffman is returning to Joe’s Pub at The Public! Hebe for the Holidays will play December 20 through December 24. Directed by Michael Schiralli, the production will feature musical direction by Bobby Peaco.

In the new show, Twitter, the Hamptons and America's obsession with guns have entered Hoffman's world, and she's not having it ...

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Christine Ebersole, Adam Pascal, Robin De Jesus & More Land Spots in November's Top 10 at 54 Below

Christine Ebersole, Adam Pascal, Robin De Jesus & More Land Spots in November's Top 10 at 54 Below

November is here, which means we will gorge ourselves on two things: turkey and 54 Below shows. This month, Broadway’s living room offers return engagements of favorite concerts by Alice Ripley, Jarrod Spector, Emily Skinner, Paulo Szot and Joanna Gleason, plus a heaping helping of new and exciting shows. Read on as Broadway.com counts down 10 must-see November attractions ...

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The King and Christiane Noll Share a Dance, Olympia Dukakis Gets Courageous & More Cross-Country Highlights

The King and Christiane Noll Share a Dance, Olympia Dukakis Gets Courageous & More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com’s Countrywide Guide is your destination for the best in theatrical offerings around the country. This week, we go from Eastern Long Island to California with five fabulous theater picks, including a revival of The King and I, Olympia Dukakis taking on Bertolt Brecht's most famous heroine and Shrek in Chicago.


SAG HARBOR, NY
Peter Scolari & Jackie Hoffman ...

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From Patti LuPone to Lindsay Mendez, Count Down the 10 Hottest Shows at 54 Below This July

From Patti LuPone to Lindsay Mendez, Count Down the 10 Hottest Shows at 54 Below This July

Looking for a way to escape the hot summer sun and see all your favorite Broadway stars? Well, search no further than 54 Below, where July heats up with return engagements and brand new shows from Broadway's elite. Read on for Broadway.com's countdown of the 10 concerts making fireworks this July at the hotspot.

10. The Kids Are ...

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Matilda Heads Underground, Tom Hanks Ends His Lucky Streak & Silence! Goes Quiet in This Week's Datebook

Matilda Heads Underground, Tom Hanks Ends His Lucky Streak & Silence! Goes Quiet in This Week's Datebook

Independence Day is just around the corner, and while many are leaving the big city for the beach, those who remain in NYC still have plenty of exciting things to see and do around town. New off-Broadway dramas, starry concerts and farewell performances are among the engrossing events that populate this week’s Datebook. Read on below for all the can’t ...

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Danny Burstein, David Rossmer & More Join One-Night-Only Once Upon a Mattress Concert

Danny Burstein, David Rossmer & More Join One-Night-Only Once Upon a Mattress Concert

The Transport Group Theatre Company is recruiting some theater royalty for their one-night-only concert presentation of the comical fairytale Once Upon a Mattress. Tony nominee Danny Burstein (Follies), David Rossmer (The Other Josh Cohen) and more will join headliners Jackie Hoffman and John “Lypsinka” Epperson for this Princess and the Pea parody. Directed by Jack Cummings III, Once Upon a ...

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Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards

Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards
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The journey to the Tonys is almost complete, but before this year’s crop of Broadway stars take Radio City Music Hall, they’ve got to hit all the awards season stops first! The latest starry event was the 69th annual Theatre World Awards, which honor the best Broadway and off-Broadway debuts. Thirteen winners took home the coveted prize (including Tom Hanks ...

Jackie Hoffman and John ‘Lypsinka’ Epperson to Lead Once Upon A Mattress Benefit Concert

Jackie Hoffman and John ‘Lypsinka’ Epperson to Lead Once Upon A Mattress Benefit Concert

Broadway's Jackie Hoffman (The Addams Family) and drag artist John “Lypsinka” Epperson will star in a one-night-only concert performance of the 1959 musical Once Upon A Mattress on June 17 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. The event, directed by Jack Cummings III, will benefit the Transport Group and will feature a talkback with composer Mary Rodgers after the ...

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Caissie Levy and Will Swenson Sing a Murder Ballad & Steve Kazee is a Southern Gent in This Week's Datebook

Caissie Levy and Will Swenson Sing a Murder Ballad & Steve Kazee is a Southern Gent in This Week's Datebook

May has arrived, which means that there's a whole month of fun and exciting theatrical events ahead of us! Read on to see what we've picked as the cream of the crop from the week ahead, including the off-Broadway openings of Nikolai and the Others and A Family For All Occasions and a slew of stars bringing their talents to ...

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3 Days to Go! She Said What? Savor Five Classic BACA Zingers from Jackie Hoffman

3 Days to Go! She Said What? Savor Five Classic BACA Zingers from Jackie Hoffman

The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards honor the best of Broadway each year, but not all recipients can be present to accept their awards. Enter comedienne and Broadway veteran Jackie Hoffman, who accepts awards for absentee winners “in character” with equal amounts of humor and venom. Just how outrageous are her acceptance speeches? CLICK HERE to see some of her ...

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Les Miz Is Here at Last, A Christmas Story Packs Up Its Leg Lamp & Maggie Smith Goes Diva in This Week’s Datebook

Les Miz Is Here at Last, A Christmas Story Packs Up Its Leg Lamp & Maggie Smith Goes Diva in This Week’s Datebook

Christmas week is finally here, and there are so many Broadway-centric things to see and do! From the long-awaited premiere of the Les Misérables movie to closing night performances of The Grinch and A Christmas Story, you won’t want to miss the events in this week’s Broadway.com Datebook.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN & CHRISTINE EBERSOLE MAKE MERRY
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L’Chaim! Jackie Hoffman’s Festive Farce A Chanukah Charol Begins Off-Broadway

L’Chaim! Jackie Hoffman’s Festive Farce A Chanukah Charol Begins Off-Broadway

Light the menorah and spin those dreidels! Jackie Hoffman's one-woman holiday comedy, Jackie Hoffman’s A Chanukah Charol, begins performances at off-Broadway's New World Stages on December 8. The show, inspired by Patrick Stewart’s solo staging of A Christmas Carol, will play Friday and Saturday evenings, concluding its run on December 29. 

Directed by Michael Schiralli, the holiday ...

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Assassins Re-Assemble, Cyndi Lauper Sings for Charity and Bare Bares All in This Week's Datebook

Assassins Re-Assemble, Cyndi Lauper Sings for Charity and Bare Bares All in This Week's Datebook

It's officially December, which means that there's a whole month of fun and exciting Broadway events ahead of us! Read on to see what we've picked as the cream of the crop from the week ahead, which includes opening nights for Golden Boy and Bare, a thrilling Assassins reunion and a slew of stars bringing their talents to 54 Below ...

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Check Out the Many Funny Faces of Jackie Hoffman as She Promotes Her Holiday Comedy A Chanukah Charol

Check Out the Many Funny Faces of Jackie Hoffman as She Promotes Her Holiday Comedy A Chanukah Charol

Broadway’s favorite curmudgeon (and former Broadway.com video blogger!) Jackie Hoffman is bringing her solo holiday comedy A Chanukah Charol back to New York City this December, packed with plenty of new material. Inspired by Patrick Stewart’s solo staging of A Christmas Carol, the comedy finds the kvetching comedienne forced to examine her life when she's visited by the Ghosts of ...

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Move Over, Scrooge! Tickets on Sale for Jackie Hoffman's Holiday Send-Up A Chanukah Charol

Move Over, Scrooge! Tickets on Sale for Jackie Hoffman's Holiday Send-Up A Chanukah Charol

Tickets are now on sale for Jackie Hoffman's one-woman holiday comedy, Jackie Hoffman’s A Chanukah Charol. The show, inspired by Patrick Stewart’s solo staging of A Christmas Carol, will play Friday and Saturday evenings beginning December 8 at off-Broadway's New World Stages. The holiday engagement concludes its run on December 29. 

Directed by Michael Schiralli, the holiday show ...

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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 night ...

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Watch Jackie Hoffman Insult Andrew Rannells and Talk Orgasms with Ellen Barkin on The New Normal

Watch Jackie Hoffman Insult Andrew Rannells and Talk Orgasms with Ellen Barkin on The New Normal

Broadway funny lady Jackie Hoffman just made her debut on TV's The New Normal as a Bravo-watching, sex-crazed, four-star chef...and we love everything she is serving! In the October 2 episode, “Nanagasm,” fans meet Francis (Hoffman), the somewhat overbearing mother of David (Justin Bartha). Much like Hoffman herself, Francis has no filter. Miss Hoffman's guest spot? No worries, you ...

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Jackie Hoffman to Play Justin Bartha’s Mother on TV's The New Normal

Jackie Hoffman to Play Justin Bartha’s Mother on TV's The New Normal

Broadway comedian Jackie Hoffman will join fellow Broadway vets Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells and Ellen Barkin on TV's The New Normal, according to TVGuide.com. Hoffman will play the reccuring role of Frances, Bartha’s “sometimes smothering mom,” who doesn’t always get along with her son-in-law (Rannells). Hoffman’s character will make her first appearance on the fifth episode of the ...

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Music Mix: 54 Below's Funny Lady Jackie Hoffman Rants about iPods, Adores The Beatles and Smiles at 'Hitler'

Music Mix: 54 Below's Funny Lady Jackie Hoffman Rants about iPods, Adores The Beatles and Smiles at 'Hitler'

The Theatre District's swanky new nightclub 54 Below is hosting a slew of Broadway's hottest stars this summer, from two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone to downtown diva Mx Justin Vivian Bond. Broadway.com is asking these talented vocalists to share a few musical memories and tell fans about the music that molded them into the performers they are today. Get ...

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Boy’s Life: Backstage at Peter and the Starcatcher with Adam Chanler-Berat Episode 5: An Inside Look at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards!

Boy’s Life: Backstage at Peter and the Starcatcher with Adam Chanler-Berat Episode 5: An Inside Look at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards!

It was a starry night on May 13 at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards and Best Actor in a Play nominee Adam Chanler-Berat was ready to capture all the vodka-tonic fueled antics for his Broadway.com video blog Boy’s Life. With his trusty camera in tow, the Peter and the Starcatcher star had one thing on his mind ...

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