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God, That’s Good! Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel Kill It In New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd

God, That’s Good! Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel Kill It In New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd
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See post-show photos from the first night of the New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd concert on March 5, starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel. See the murderous pair through March 8 at Avery Fisher Hall!

Tony Winner Christian Borle & More Join Emma Thompson in New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd

Tony Winner Christian Borle & More Join Emma Thompson in New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd

Ladies and gentlemen you can't imagine the rapture in store! Tony winner Christian Borle, along with Jeff Blumenkrantz, Kyle Brenn, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey and Olivier winner Philip Quast, will take to the stage in the New York Philharmonic’s sure-to-be-rousing presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Starring Grammy winner Bryn Terfel as the titular demon barber ...

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Romeo and Juliet Musical The Last Goodbye, Featuring the Songs of Jeff Buckley, Aims for Broadway

Romeo and Juliet Musical The Last Goodbye, Featuring the Songs of Jeff Buckley, Aims for Broadway

One of the most talked about musicals of the fall season is The Last Goodbye, an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set to the music of the late Jeff Buckley. But a Broadway transfer of the show, which opened on October 6 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, may have to wait.

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Hot Shot! Jay Armstrong Johnson and Talisa Friedman Reinvent Romeo & Juliet in Jeff Buckley’s The Last Goodbye

Hot Shot! Jay Armstrong Johnson and Talisa Friedman Reinvent Romeo & Juliet in Jeff Buckley’s The Last Goodbye

There may be two productions of Romeo and Juliet going on in New York City, but there’s a scorching hot musical version coming this month in San Diego! Rising musical theater stars Jay Armstrong Johnson and Talisa Friedman will give Romeo and Juliet a modern makeover in The Last Goodbye, Michael Kimmel’s new adaptation of the Bard’s ...

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Jay Armstrong Johnson & Talisa Friedman to Rock Out as Romeo & Juliet in The Last Goodbye, Featuring the Music of Jeff Buckley

Jay Armstrong Johnson & Talisa Friedman to Rock Out as Romeo & Juliet in The Last Goodbye, Featuring the Music of Jeff Buckley

Jay Armstrong Johnson and Talisa Friedman will headline The Last Goodbye, a new musical fusing William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with the songs of Jeff Buckley. Johnson and Friedman will star as Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers. The Last Goodbye will begin previews at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre on September 20. Opening ...

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Jay Armstrong Johnson, Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves & More Set for Barrington Stage Company’s On the Town

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves & More Set for Barrington Stage Company’s On the Town

Broadway vets Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hardbody), Tony Yazbeck (Chicago) and Clyde Alves (Nice Work If You Can Get It) will play the trio of sailors Chip, Ozzie and Gabey in Barrington Stage Company’s season opener, On the Town. Directed by Tony winner John Rando (A Christmas Story) and choreographed by Emmy-winning Smash choreographer Joshua Bergasse, the ...

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Drive Into the Recording Studio with Hunter Foster & the Cast of Hands on a Hardbody

Drive Into the Recording Studio with Hunter Foster & the Cast of Hands on a Hardbody
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The Broadway production of Hands on a Hardbody drove off into the sunset on April 13—but on April 25, Hunter Foster, Allison Case and the cast reunited to preserve the musical on Ghostlight Records. Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of 10 Texans who compete to win a fully loaded pick-up truck. Broadway.com was on the scene ...

Hands Off the Truck! Hands on a Hardbody Sets Broadway Closing Date

Hands Off the Truck! Hands on a Hardbody Sets Broadway Closing Date

Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine and the cast of Hands on a Hardbody are taking their hands off the truck and driving into the sunset. The new musical will play its final performance on April 13, having played 28 previews and 28 regular performances at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre at the time of closing.

Featuring music by Trey Anastasio and ...

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It’s a Wild Ride for the Cast of Hands on a Hardbody on Opening Night

It’s a Wild Ride for the Cast of Hands on a Hardbody on Opening Night
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Buckle up! Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine and the cast of Hands on a Hardbody brought a taste of the American dream to Broadway on March 21, when they took their first official bows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Based on a real-life competition in Texas, Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of ten down-on-their-luck contestants who enter a contest ...

Composers Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green on the 'Soulful,’ All-American Tunes in Hands on a Hardbody

Composers Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green on the 'Soulful,’ All-American Tunes in Hands on a Hardbody

From gospel to rock, Hands on a Hardbody's score is packed with catchy songs. Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green chat about composing “Joy of the Lord," “Stronger" and more, with new clips from the show.

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