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Extra, Extra! Newsies Will Close on Broadway; National Tour in the Works

Extra, Extra! Newsies Will Close on Broadway; National Tour in the Works

Newsies will play its final performance at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on August 24. Directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, at time of closing the production will have run 1005 performances; it had originally been intended to run for 101.

Newsies is based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name and features original music as ...

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Extra, Extra! Jeremy Greenbaum Makes Broadway Debut as Newsies’ Davey

Extra, Extra! Jeremy Greenbaum Makes Broadway Debut as Newsies’ Davey

It’s time for a Broadway newcomer to stare down the odds and seize the day! Jeremy Greenbaum will make his Main Stem debut when he steps into the role of Davey in the Tony-winning musical Newsies beginning April 1. Greenbaum will play the role temporarily through May 18, stepping in for original cast member Ben Fankhauser.

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Newsies Turns Two! See Corey Cott & the Cast Celebrate the Hit Musical’s Broadway Anniversary

Newsies Turns Two! See Corey Cott & the Cast Celebrate the Hit Musical’s Broadway Anniversary

Can you believe it’s been two whole years since the cast of Newsies first carried the banner to the Great White Way? Headliner Corey Cott and his gang of newsboys had cause to cheer on March 26, when the hit musical officially celebrated its second anniversary on Broadway. Check out this Hot Shot of the cast (with cake!) then ...

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Mamma Mia! Star Liana Hunt Dreams of Lobster and Beets For V-Day Dinner

Mamma Mia! Star Liana Hunt Dreams of Lobster and Beets For V-Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people we know: Broadway stars! Read on for memories, menus and much more.

LIANA HUNT (Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!)

What is your happiest Valentine's Day memory?
My happiest ...

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Take a 10th Anniversary Backstage Tour With Mamma Mia! Star Jordan Dean

Take a 10th Anniversary Backstage Tour With Mamma Mia! Star Jordan Dean

The hit musical Mamma Mia! is heading toward its 10th Broadway birthday, and Broadway.com asked the show's handsome young leading man Jordan Dean (Sky) to give us the backstage scoop. Dean’s guided tour of the Winter Garden Theatre begins in the costume shop, followed by cute confabs with Liana Hunt (who plays his fiancee Sophie) and returning ...

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Hugh Dancy’s Kinky, Barbra Streisand’s on YouTube and Other Lessons of the Week

Hugh Dancy’s Kinky, Barbra Streisand’s on YouTube and Other Lessons of the Week

Looking for a quick recap of the week's news on Broadway? You've come to the right place! Yes, it's been another week of crazy theater news and fun features on Broadway.com and, of course, another week of learning. Read on for our recap of the top 10 lessons from the week!


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Liana Hunt on Gearing Up for Mamma Mia!'s Big Birthday and Avoiding the 'Sophie/Sky Curse'

Liana Hunt on Gearing Up for Mamma Mia!'s Big Birthday and Avoiding the 'Sophie/Sky Curse'

Age & Hometown: “Old enough to drink”; Morrisville, Vermont

Current Role: A Broadway debut as Sophie Sheridan, the feisty bride-to-be who belts “Honey, Honey” and other ABBA tunes in the long-running hit Mamma Mia!

Instant Success: Bubbly brunette Hunt got a fast start in musicals, hitting the road as Sophie in Mamma Mia! in 2009, just after graduating from NYU. “I ...

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David Beach, John Hemphill, Jordan Dean & Jacob Pinion to Join Mamma Mia!

David Beach, John Hemphill, Jordan Dean & Jacob Pinion to Join Mamma Mia!

David Beach, John Hemphill, Jordan Dean and Jacob Pinion will join the cast of the long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! on June 6 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Beach (Urinetown) returns to the company as Harry Bright. Hemphill will make his Broadway debut as Sam Carmichael after starring in the show’s national tour. Dean (Cymbeline) is set to play ...

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An April Fool's Day Eviction Notice Panics Mamma Mia's Liana Hunt

An April Fool's Day Eviction Notice Panics Mamma Mia's Liana Hunt

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke ...

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First Look! Meet the New Dancing Queens of Broadway's Mamma Mia!

First Look! Meet the New Dancing Queens of Broadway's Mamma Mia!
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Long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! recently welcomed some new dancing queens to its breezy Greek island setting. Take a look as new lead Lisa Brescia shows off super trouper blonde locks alongside Mamma Mia! vets Judy McLane and Gina Ferrall. Then check out newbie onstage lovebirds Liana Hunt and Corey Greenan, who play the roles of Sophie and Sky (respectively ...

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