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New York Minute: If/Then's Jenn Colella on Why NYC Is the Nucleus of the World

New York Minute: If/Then's Jenn Colella on Why NYC Is the Nucleus of the World

If/Then's Jenn Colella shares what she loves about the new musical and explains why New York City is the center of the entire world.

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Idina Menzel & the Cast of If/Then Celebrate 100 Performances on Broadway with a Sweet Treat

Idina Menzel & the Cast of If/Then Celebrate 100 Performances on Broadway with a Sweet Treat

If you hit a Broadway milestone, then it’s time for cake! Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Jenn ColellaAnthony Rapp, James Snyder and the cast of If/Then had reason to celebrate—on June 25, the new musical officially hit the 100 performance mark. Directed by Michael Greif and featuring a score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then follows the ...

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If/Then Sales Over the Moon! Cast Album, Starring Idina Menzel, Scores Highest Billboard Debut Since Rent

If/Then Sales Over the Moon! Cast Album, Starring Idina Menzel, Scores Highest Billboard Debut Since Rent

Looks like she really is the Queen. The If/Then Broadway cast album, starring Idina Menzel, debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 chart, the highest debut for a cast recording since Rent back in 1996, which of course she also featured on. According to Billboard, If/Then sold 15,000 copies in the week ending June 8 ...

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Frozen's Queen Is Back Where She Belongs! If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel, Starts Broadway Previews

Frozen's Queen Is Back Where She Belongs! If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel, Starts Broadway Previews

We haven't seen her on Broadway since Wicked, but the wait is finally over. If/Then, starring Tony winner Idina Menzel, begins performances on March 5. Directed by Michael Greif, the new musical will open on March 30 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Featuring music, lyrics and book by Next to Normal team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then tells ...

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Cast Photos! Funday in the Park with Idina Menzel & Her If/Then Friends

Cast Photos! Funday in the Park with Idina Menzel & Her If/Then Friends

The wait is almost over: Tony winner Idina Menzel Jenn Colella, LaChanzeJason Tam, Anthony RappJames Snyder and the cast of If/Then can now be seen outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre! Check out this Hot Shot of the musical's brand new artwork, featuring the cast hanging out in the park together. Written by Tom Kitt ...

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If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel, Shifts Broadway Opening Date

If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel, Shifts Broadway Opening Date

After getting their feet wet in our nation’s capital, Idina Menzel and the cast of If/Then are heading to Broadway this spring three days later than initially announced. The new musical will now open on March 30 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (it was originally slated for a March 27 opening). If/Then, directed by Michael Greif, will ...

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See Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & More Sing the Gorgeous If/Then Score

See Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & More Sing the Gorgeous If/Then Score

The moment is finally here: The new musical If/Then is currently playing at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.! Tony winner Idina Menzel joined co-stars Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and more for a “sitzprobe” (a fancy name for when the actors rehearse with the orchestra for the first time) and we’ve ...

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Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

A starry week is headed our way on NYC stages! On tap: Joan Rivers, Zachary Quinto and Elizabeth Olsen, plus a star-studded Broadway Salutes special and a benefit concert from Sting. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, concerts and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
CINDERELLA ...

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Broadway Favorites Join LGBT Youth in Maggie Keenan-Bolger's Not Just Another Coming Out Story

Broadway Favorites Join LGBT Youth in Maggie Keenan-Bolger's Not Just Another Coming Out Story

Broadway favorites Allison CaseAndrew Keenan-Bolger and Jenn Colella will perform alongside members of the LGBT youth shelter Green Chimneys NYC in a one-night-only reading of the new play Not Just Another Coming Out Story, written by Maggie Keenan-Bolger and residents of Green Chimneys. Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, the reading will take place on August 13 at Speyer Hall ...

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Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence Join Idina Menzel in Broadway-Bound Musical If/Then

Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence Join Idina Menzel in Broadway-Bound Musical If/Then

Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence have been added to the cast of the upcoming Broadway-bound musical If/Then, starring Idina Menzel. The new musical from Next to Normal songwriting team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will makes its world premiere at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre from November 5, 2013 through December 8, followed by ...

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Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and More Broadway Stars to Sing Karaoke for Charity; Whoopi Goldberg Hosts

Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and More Broadway Stars to Sing Karaoke for Charity; Whoopi Goldberg Hosts

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs will lead a night of celebrity karaoke—with songs chosen by audience members—during a special fundraising event benefiting the duo’s charity A Broader Way. Whoopi Goldberg will host the evening on July 22 at the Cutting Room.

Menzel and Diggs will be joined by a handful of Broadway friends including Jenn Colella, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, Megan ...

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Pippin Troupers Stay Up Late, Jane Lynch Joins Annie & a High Fidelity Concert in This Week's Datebook

Pippin Troupers Stay Up Late, Jane Lynch Joins Annie & a High Fidelity Concert in This Week's Datebook

Broadway.com is spreading the news all season long, spotlighting tons of must-see events! From welcoming Jane Lynch to Broadway's Annie to bidding adieu to The Last Five Years and The Memory Show to more awards season celebrations—what more could your calendar hold? Read on for this week’s top picks.


MONDAY, MAY 13
THE PHILHALLMONICS GET LUSTY AT LINCOLN CENTER ...

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Will Chase, Jenn Colella, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Set for High Fidelity Concert at 54 Below

Will Chase, Jenn Colella, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Set for High Fidelity Concert at 54 Below

The short-lived Broadway musical High Fidelity is getting a second life at 54 Below. For two-nights-only, May 19 and 20, original cast members Will Chase and Jenn Colella will join Broadway faves Adam Chanler-Berat, Mario Cantone and Ana Gasteyer for a concert version of the Tom Kitt/Amanda Green musical. High Fidelity In Concert will be directed by Leigh Silverman ...

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The Tramp Heads to Brazil! Chaplin to Play Sao Paulo in 2014

The Tramp Heads to Brazil! Chaplin to Play Sao Paulo in 2014

Chaplin, the new musical about the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, will play in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Teatro Procopio Ferreira in April 2014. No casting has been set. As previously announced, the current Broadway production of Chaplin will close on January 6 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Featuring music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and a book ...

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Release Date Set for Cast Album of Chaplin, Starring Rob McClure

Release Date Set for Cast Album of Chaplin, Starring Rob McClure

The cast album of Chaplin will be available via digital download on December 4, with the CD to hit stores on January 8, 2013. The album will be released by Masterworks Broadway.

Featuring a score by Christopher Curtis, a book by Curtis and Thomas Meehan and directed by Warren Carlyle, Chaplin tells the story of the celebrated star of City ...

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The Tramp Hits the Road as Bio Musical Chaplin Plans National Tour

The Tramp Hits the Road as Bio Musical Chaplin Plans National Tour

Chaplin will tightrope its way across America as the new Broadway musical is scheduled to launch a nation tour in the fall of 2014. Plans are also in the works for an international tour of the musical, which depicts the life of beloved film icon Charlie Chaplin. No casting, cities or exact dates have been announced at this time ...

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Just Another Day on Broadway! See Rob McClure, Jenn Colella & More Record the Chaplin Cast Album

Just Another Day on Broadway! See Rob McClure, Jenn Colella & More Record the Chaplin Cast Album
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Rob McClure, Jenn Colella, Erin Mackey, Christiane Noll and the cast of Chaplin brought the glamour of 1920s Hollywood to MSR Studios on November 5, when the stars recorded their original cast album. In the New York City recording studio, the cast performed electrifying renditions of Chaplin hits “Look At All the People,” “Just Another Day in Hollywood,” ...

Chaplin, Starring Rob McClure, to Release Original Cast Album

Chaplin, Starring Rob McClure, to Release Original Cast Album

Rob McClure and the cast of Chaplin will record a cast album on November 5. No release date for the album, which is produced by Masterworks Broadway, has been announced at this time. 

Chaplin tells the story of Charlie Chaplin (McClure), celebrated star of City Lights, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, The Kid, Modern Times and many more ...

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Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 8: ‘The Best Day Ever!’

Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 8: ‘The Best Day Ever!’

On the very last episode of Hedda’s Headlines, video blogger Jenn Colella and her Chaplin castmates sing Broadway.com a freestyle love song, document a hilarious backstage emergency and pretty much have “the best day ever!”

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Top Five! Undercover Newsies Star, Hungry Katie Holmes, Dangerous Rory O'Malley & More Top This Week’s Most-Watched Videos

Top Five! Undercover Newsies Star, Hungry Katie Holmes, Dangerous Rory O'Malley & More Top This Week’s Most-Watched Videos

Every day, Broadway.com brings theater fans up close to their favorite stars and behind the scenes at their favorite shows with our popular, one-of-a-kind video features. Now, we’re ranking our top-played videos with this weekly list. Here are the most-watched Broadway.com videos from October 10 to October 16.

1. King of New York, Episode 3: Newsies Star Corey ...

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Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 7: 'Knock 'Em Dead! Cry a Lot! Enjoy!'

 Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 7: 'Knock 'Em Dead! Cry a Lot! Enjoy!'

Chaplin video blogger Jenn Colella takes Broadway.com backstage of the Barrymore to show us how being a swing is the hardest job ever! Find out who's being put in for who and what Erin Mackey considers to be her hidden talent!

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Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 6: Broadway Road Trip!

Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 6: Broadway Road Trip!

Broadway.com video blogger Jenn Colella hops in the bus with her castmates for a Chaplin road trip! The crew heads to Philadelphia and makes a pit stop at Rob McClure’s house for some serious video gaming.

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Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 5: A Pie-Filled Birthday Extravaganza!

Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 5: A Pie-Filled Birthday Extravaganza!

Chaplin video blogger Jenn Colella takes Broadway.com behind the scenes at a very important event—her birthday! Colella stops by Rob McClure’s dressing room for pie, puppetry, flying moustaches and more.

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Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 4: Cast Confessions!

Hedda’s Headlines: Backstage at Chaplin with Jenn Colella, Episode 4: Cast Confessions!

In this week’s episode of Hedda’s Headlines, Chaplin vlogger Jenn Colella gets the scoop on co-stars Erin Mackey, Christiane Noll, Zachary Unger and more! See Colella become a real-life reporter backstage at the Barrymore Theatre.

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Top Five! Annie Orphans, Kinky Fun & Susan Blackwell Potty Talk Top The Week's Most-Watched Videos

Top Five! Annie Orphans, Kinky Fun & Susan Blackwell Potty Talk Top The Week's Most-Watched Videos

Every day, Broadway.com brings theater fans up close to their favorite stars and behind the scenes at their favorite shows with our popular, one-of-a-kind video features. Now, we're ranking our top-played videos with this weekly list. Here are the most-watched Broadway.com videos from September 12 to September 18.

1. On the Scene: Annie Press Meet and Greet: The ...

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