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Lindsay Mendez Goes Green, Potted Potter Waves Its Wand & Matthew Morrison Gets Personal in This Week's Datebook

Lindsay Mendez Goes Green, Potted Potter Waves Its Wand & Matthew Morrison Gets Personal in This Week's Datebook

Welcome to June! In this Memorial Day holiday week, we're taking a break from Tony madness to enjoy a few low-key stage-related events, performances and concerts. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, music and films in our ultimate weekly datebook.


MONDAY, MAY 27
BROADWAY BURNS BRIGHT ON MEMORIAL MONDAY
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Nina Arianda, Lilla Crawford, Max Von Essen & More Get Glam For a Great Cause at Ted Baker

Nina Arianda, Lilla Crawford, Max Von Essen & More Get Glam For a Great Cause at Ted Baker
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Tony winner Nina Arianda, Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominee Lilla Crawford, Max von Essen and a starry gang of Broadway celebs hit the red carpet at Ted Baker’s Fifth Avenue flagship store on April 22 to benefit the Zara Aina Foundation. Founded by actors Bryce Pinkham (Ghost), Lucas Caleb Rooney (Golden Boy) and Dana Gross, the nonprofit organization promotes ...

Go Inside the New York Pops Rehearsal with Laura Osnes, Betsy Wolfe, Anthony Warlow and More

Go Inside the New York Pops Rehearsal with Laura Osnes, Betsy Wolfe, Anthony Warlow and More

The New York Pops is turning 30 on April 29, and on hand to celebrate are Laura Osnes, Anthony Warlow, Betsy Wolfe, Will Chase and more. Go inside rehearsal as these Broadway stars take on the music of Frank Loesser & Jule Styne.

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Stephanie J. Block, Nick Adams, Megan Hilty & More Join Star-Studded New York Pops Birthday Gala

Stephanie J. Block, Nick Adams, Megan Hilty & More Join Star-Studded New York Pops Birthday Gala

A bevy of Broadway’s brightest stars are aligning at Carnegie Hall! Stephanie J. Block, Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Nick Adams, Leslie Uggams, Megan Hilty and more have joined the star-studded roster for the New York Pops’ 30th Birthday Gala on April 29. The evening will honor songwriters Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls) and Julie Styne (Gypsy) and entertainer ...

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Laura Michelle Kelly, Jonathan Pryce and Michael York to Lead Kennedy Center’s My Fair Lady

Laura Michelle Kelly, Jonathan Pryce and Michael York to Lead Kennedy Center’s My Fair Lady

The Kennedy Center just raised the stakes for Clive Davis’ upcoming My Fair Lady revival, because the famed venue has assembled a truly talented cast for a one-night-only concert presentation of the classic musical. Two-time Tony winner Jonathan Pryce (Miss Saigon) will star as Henry Higgins opposite Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins) as Eliza Dootlittle during the ...

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It's Alive! Max von Essen, Jason Gotay & More Set for Reading of Horror Musical Gay Bride of Frankenstein

It's Alive! Max von Essen, Jason Gotay & More Set for Reading of Horror Musical Gay Bride of Frankenstein

Wedding bells will ring for Max von Essen once he ends his run in Broadway's Evita. The actor will join Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Billy Tighe (Wicked) and Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage aux Folles) for an industry reading of the horror musical Gay Bride of Frankenstein. Directed by Rachel Klein, written by Billy Butler and Dane E. Leeman ...

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Ricky Martin, Orfeh & More Go Country in New ‘Live the Dream’ Music Video from Evita's Rachel Potter

Ricky Martin, Orfeh & More Go Country in New ‘Live the Dream’ Music Video from Evita's Rachel Potter

Don’t cry for Rachel Potter. Even though Broadway’s Evita (in which Potter plays Peron’s mistress) closes January 26, the budding country singer now has a new catchy single and a star-studded music video to her name. Potter recruited her Evita co-stars Ricky Martin, Michael Cerveris and Max von Essen, as well as Tony nominees Orfeh and Constantine Maroulis, for the fun-filled ...

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Susan Blackwell Chats with Perez Hilton, Smells Reeve Carney & Flushes with Celia Keenan-Bolger at Broadway on Broadway

Susan Blackwell Chats with Perez Hilton, Smells Reeve Carney & Flushes with Celia Keenan-Bolger at Broadway on Broadway

All-star correspondent Susan Blackwell takes Broadway.com behind the scenes at Broadway on Broadway, where she smells Reeve Carney, talks butts with Ed Asner and flushes urinals (for the very first time!) with Celia Keenan-Bolger.

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Evita's Ricky Martin Will Switch to Seven Performances a Week This Fall

Evita's Ricky Martin Will Switch to Seven Performances a Week This Fall

Ricky Martin will begin playing Che for seven performances each week in the current revival of Evita on September 3. Martin will play performances Tuesday through Saturday, with understudies Max von Essen and Daniel Torres alternating the role of Che on Monday evenings. Evita continues to play Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. The schedule change is part of a slight restructuring of ...

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Thumbs Up! No Understudy Blues Here: Evita Shines with Max von Essen and Alternate Christina DeCicco

Thumbs Up! No Understudy Blues Here: Evita Shines with Max von Essen and Alternate Christina DeCicco

At most shows, the program insert alerting audience members that the marquee star is not performing is rightfully greeted with groans and sighs. But if this happens to you at the Marquis Theatre, sit tight: Evita is in very capable hands with Ricky Martin understudy Max von Essen as Che and Eva alternate Christina DeCicco in the title role ...

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