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Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks

Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks
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Over the weekend, Broadway stars from all across the Great White Way popped over to Shubert Alley after their Saturday matinee to participate in the 15th annual dog and cat adoption event Broadway Barks!, co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. The alley was packed with fans and animals in equal quantity, all of whom gathered for the popular ...

Will Newsies Hawk Papes at London's Piccadilly Theatre?

Will Newsies  Hawk Papes at London's Piccadilly Theatre?

The producers of Disney's Newsies are getting closer to carrying their banner to a prestige venue in London's West End. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Disney is trying to secure either the Piccadilly or the Savoy theaters for the musical's planned spring 2014 transfer. A home could be announced next week.

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Get a Taste of Texas with Show Clips from the Public Theater’s Giant

Get a Taste of Texas with Show Clips from the Public Theater’s Giant

The great state of Texas is its own character in Giant, a sweeping new American musical starring Brian d’Arcy James and Kate Baldwin. Check out clips from the show that's all about oil, family, money, greed, power... and cowboy hats!

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Giant, Starring Brian d’Arcy James & Kate Baldwin, Extends Off-Broadway Run

Giant,  Starring Brian d’Arcy James & Kate Baldwin, Extends Off-Broadway Run

Don’t mess with Texas! Michael John LaChiusa’s new musical Giant has extended its run at off-Broadway’s Public Theater. The production was originally scheduled to run through December 2, but will now play a limited engagement through December 16. Starring Brian d’Arcy James, Kate Baldwin and P.J. Griffith, the musical is directed by Michael Greif and ...

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It’s a Rootin’, Tootin’ Opening Night for the Big Country Musical Giant

It’s a Rootin’, Tootin’ Opening Night for the Big Country Musical Giant
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The stars were most certainly big and bright deep in the heart of the sweeping new musical Giant, which tells the panoramic tale of a cattleranching couple (Brian d'Arcy James and Kate Baldwin) and their trials in the "Heartbreak Country" of Texas. The Public Theater's mounting of this new American musical opened on November 15, and the show ...

Wrangle Up a First Look at Giant, Starring Brian d’Arcy James and Kate Baldwin

Wrangle Up a First Look at Giant, Starring Brian d’Arcy James and Kate Baldwin
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In the Public Theater’s production of the new musical Giant, Texas springs to life in a sprawling story about money, power, greed and family in the Southwest heartland. Brian d’Arcy James, Kate Baldwin and P.J. Griffith star in the Michael Greif-directed production, which is based on the novel by Edna Ferber and the blockbuster 1956 movie. Lasso ...

Tony Nominee Ron Raines to Bully the Boys of Newsies as Joseph Pulitzer

Tony Nominee Ron Raines to Bully the Boys of Newsies as Joseph Pulitzer

The rowdy boys of Newsies have someone new to rebel against. Tony nominee Ron Raines will assume the devious role of Joseph Pulitzer in Disney’s popular musical beginning October 9 at the Nederlander Theatre. Raines will step in for the show's original star John Dossett through December 16. Dossett is departing the production to appear in the Public ...

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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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Tony-Nominated Musical Newsies Now Playing an Open-Ended Run on Broadway

Tony-Nominated Musical Newsies Now Playing an Open-Ended Run on Broadway

Disney’s eight-time Tony-nominated musical Newsies will now play an open-ended Broadway run with its original Broadway company. Directed by Jeff Calhoun, the musical was initially scheduled to close on August 19. Starring Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, Newsies opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on March 29.

Newsies features the movie's original music as well as additional songs by ...

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

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

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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