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Jan Maxwell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Annie Potts & More Headline Starry Benefit Reading of Steel Magnolias

Jan Maxwell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Annie Potts & More Headline Starry Benefit Reading of Steel Magnolias
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The sassy ladies of Steel Magnolias first came to life off-Broadway 25 years ago—and on December 3, Robert Harling’s beloved play returned to the Lucille Lortel Theatre for a one-night-only reading benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. And what a cast: Jan Maxwell as M’Lynn, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Shelby, Annie Potts as Truvy, director Judith Ivey as ...

Jan Maxwell to Lead Judith Ivey’s Starry Steel Magnolias Benefit Reading

Jan Maxwell to Lead Judith Ivey’s Starry Steel Magnolias Benefit Reading

Five-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell will star as southern matriarch M’Lynn in Judith Ivey’s starry 25th anniversary reading of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias. The one-night-only event takes place at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on December 3 and proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Maxwell joins an all-star cast, which includes Celia Keenan-Bolger as Maxwell’s ...

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T.R. Knight, Jan Maxwell, Richard Thomas & More Join Benefit Reading of Moilere's The Miser

T.R. Knight, Jan Maxwell, Richard Thomas & More Join Benefit Reading of Moilere's The Miser

T.R. Knight, Jan Maxwell and Richard Thomas and will appear in the Red Bull Theater's benefit reading of Moliere's The Miser. Doug Hughes is staging the October 22 benefit at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, which will also include Richard Kind, John Procaccino, Reg Rogers, Steven Boyer and Nicole Lowrance.

The comedy of manners follows the feisty children ...

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Jeremy Jordan, Bernadette Peters, Cheyenne Jackson and More On Tap for Autograph Table at Broadway Flea Market

Jeremy Jordan, Bernadette Peters, Cheyenne Jackson and More On Tap for Autograph Table at Broadway Flea Market

Celebrity guests including Jeremy Jordan, Bernadette Peters, Steve Kazee, Cheyenne Jackson, Harvey Fierstein, Laura Osnes, Jan Maxwell, Bebe Neuwirth and more will appear at the autograph table of the 26th annual Broadway Flea Market. The event, which benefits Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, is scheduled for September 23 in Shubert Alley. Further participants will be announced at a later date ...

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Celebrating Broadway Abs, Onstage Kink and Male Lingerie: Tony Awards We'd Love to See

Celebrating Broadway Abs, Onstage Kink and Male Lingerie: Tony Awards We'd Love to See

On June 10, a select group of theater professionals will get to take home Broadway's biggest honor: a Tony Award. Although we're eager to congratulate the Best Actors and Best Featured Actresses, Broadway.com's editors feel it's high time to bestow awards in some less-obvious categories! Below is our list of 25 fictional Tonys we ...

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Jan Maxwell Recalls Three Tony-Nominated Roles and the Show She Found 'Fascinating and Humbling'

Jan Maxwell Recalls Three Tony-Nominated Roles and the Show She Found 'Fascinating and Humbling'

Jan Maxwell has built a stellar theatrical career her way, mixing high-profile Broadway plays and musicals with off-the-radar projects in New York and elsewhere. Since 2005, Maxwell’s Main Stem work has netted an impressive five Tony nominations, including a 2012 Best Actress nod for her performance as glamorously unhappy wife Phyllis Rogers Stone in Follies. Chatting with Broadway.com ...

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Ricky Martin, Hugh Jackman, Newsies Dancers and More Nominated for Astaire Awards

Ricky Martin, Hugh Jackman, Newsies Dancers and More Nominated for Astaire Awards

Nominations for the 30th Annual Fred and Estelle Astaire Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in dance on Broadway, have been announced. Seven cast members from Newsies received nominations (including show stars Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay), in addition to the musical's choreographer Christopher Gatelli. Also among the nominees are Nice Work If You Can Get It stars Kelli O ...

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Lavin's Magic Touch, the Whoopi Connection & More: 10 Fun Facts About the 2012 Tony Nominations

Lavin's Magic Touch, the Whoopi Connection & More: 10 Fun Facts About the 2012 Tony Nominations

After an exciting day of hearing the overjoyed reactions from this year’s newly minted Tony nominees, Broadway.com is taking a deeper look at the 2012 nominations. This year’s roster includes a historic first as well as some intriguing coincidences and trends. Below, we uncover 10 fun facts about the Tony contenders.

The One and Only: Leap of ...

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Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey star Jim Parsons announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center on May 1. Once topped the noms with 11, while Peter and the Starcatcher is the play that garnered the most nods with ...

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Follies and Death Takes a Holiday Lead 2012 Drama Desk Nominations

Follies and Death Takes a Holiday Lead 2012 Drama Desk Nominations

Nominations for the 2012 Drama Desk Awards were announced on April 27, and Death Takes a Holiday and Follies led the pack with a total of 10 nods each. The awards, which honor Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions, will be presented June 3 at Town Hall. Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James announced the nominees, as well as special ...

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