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Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey star Jim Parsons announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center on May 1. Once topped the noms with 11, while Peter and the Starcatcher is the play that garnered the most nods with ...

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End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Revels in His Gift-Filled Dressing Room

End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Revels in His Gift-Filled Dressing Room

Michael Cumpsty has appeared in 15 Broadway shows, so he knows a thing or two about setting up a cozy dressing room. The actor, who is back on the boards as Judy Garland’s pianist and confidante Anthony in the new drama End of the Rainbow, invited Broadway.com to check out his oasis at the Belasco Theatre. Cumpsty’s home away ...

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Squigs Goes Over the Rainbow with Tracie Bennett and the Cast of End of the Rainbow

Squigs Goes Over the Rainbow with Tracie Bennett and the Cast of End of the Rainbow

Tracie Bennett’s performance as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow is the “talk of the town.” In the new play, Bennett sings Garland’s most famous torch songs (“The Man That Got Away,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”) and Broadway’s resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson was at the Belasco Theatre to capture Bennett’s captivating star turn ...

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Alec Baldwin & More Drop by End of the Rainbow’s Celebrity Rainbow Room

Alec Baldwin & More Drop by End of the Rainbow’s Celebrity Rainbow Room
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When Judy Garland performs, the celebrities turn up! End of the Rainbow welcomed several famous faces to its fabulous Rainbow Room after the April 6 performance. Emmy winner and Tony nominee Alec Baldwin, Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey and Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman all lined up to congratulate Tracie Bennett on her captivating performance as Judy Garland ...

Broadway Embraces New Star Tracie Bennett at the Elegant Opening of End of the Rainbow

Broadway Embraces New Star Tracie Bennett at the Elegant Opening of End of the Rainbow

Two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett brought the Belasco Theatre to its feet with her raw portrayal of Judy Garland at the April 2 Broadway opening of Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. After the performance and long ovation, the starry crowd joined Bennett and her co-stars for a black-tie bash at the Plaza Hotel. Broadway.com was there to ...

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Judy’s Back! Tracie Bennett & Co. Make a Splash at the Opening of End of the Rainbow

Judy’s Back! Tracie Bennett & Co. Make a Splash at the Opening of End of the Rainbow
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Forget the man that got away, meet the lady that is here to stay! Two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett makes her Broadway debut as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. Greeted with a flourish of fanfare and flowers, Bennett and the show, directed by Terry Johnson, officially bowed on April 2 at the Belasco Theatre. After ...

A Star is Born! End of the Rainbow, Starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, Opens on Broadway

A Star is Born! End of the Rainbow, Starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, Opens on Broadway

Peter Quilter’s drama End of the Rainbow, starring two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, opens at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre on April 2. The production, directed by Terry Johnson, also features Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell.

A slew of stars are expected to attend the opening performance including Tony winners Whoopi Goldberg, Joel Grey and Jane ...

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Tracie Bennett Takes on the Last Days of Judy Garland as End of the Rainbow Begins Performances

Tracie Bennett Takes on the Last Days of Judy Garland as End of the Rainbow Begins Performances

Peter Quilter’s biographical play End of the Rainbow, about the last days of superstar Judy Garland, begins performances at the Belasco Theatre on March 19. The drama, which features music from the singer's iconic career, is directed by Terry Johnson (La Cage aux Folles) and stars two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett as Garland. The show officially opens on April ...

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Take a First Look at Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland in Broadway’s End of the Rainbow

Take a First Look at Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland in Broadway’s End of the Rainbow
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Tracie Bennett will embody one of the most iconic and tragic American stars, Judy Garland, in the new Broadway play End of the Rainbow. Peter Quilter’s chilling look at the final months on stage and backstage before Garland’s death first premiered in Sydney, Australia before transferring to the London’s West End. Directed by Terry Johnson, Bennett received an Olivier nomination ...

Come on Get Happy! Tickets Now on Sale for Judy Garland Drama End of the Rainbow

Come on Get Happy! Tickets Now on Sale for Judy Garland Drama End of the Rainbow

Tickets are now available for the Broadway transfer of End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter’s biographical play about the last days of superstar Judy Garland. The drama, directed by Terry Johnson and starring two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett, begins previews on March 19 at the Belasco Theatre, with an opening night scheduled for April 3.

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Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey & Jay Russell Complete Broadway Cast of Judy Garland Bio End of the Rainbow

Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey & Jay Russell Complete Broadway Cast of Judy Garland Bio End of the Rainbow

Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell will complete the cast of the upcoming Broadway transfer of End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter’s biographical play about the last days of the legendary Judy Garland.  They join the previously announced Tracie Bennett, the two-time Olivier Award winner who will star as Garland. End of the Rainbow will begin previews on ...

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End of the Rainbow, Stage Bio of Judy Garland, Sets Dates for Broadway Run

End of the Rainbow, Stage Bio of Judy Garland, Sets Dates for Broadway Run

Dates have been set for the previously announced Broadway transfer of End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter’s biographical play about the last days of superstar Judy Garland. According to The New York Times, the show, starring two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett as Garland, will begin previews on March 19, 2012, at a Shubert theater to be announced and open ...

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Judy Garland Bio Play End of the Rainbow Headed for Broadway

Judy Garland Bio Play End of the Rainbow Headed for Broadway

A spring 2012 Broadway transfer is in the works for End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter’s biographical play about the last days of superstar Judy Garland, according to The New York Times. The play has been running in London since November 2010, starring two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett as Garland. The star, who received a 2011 Olivier Award nomination ...

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Complete Cast Announced for Twelfth Night in Central Park

The Public Theater has announced the complete cast for Twelfth Night, its first Shakespeare in the Park production, which starts previews June 10 at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.

Joining the cast of Shakespeare’s shipwrecked romance are Charles Borland, Andrew Crowe, Steve Curtis, Christopher Layer, Robin LeMon and Julie Sharbutt. The Daniel Sullivan-directed production is headlined by recent Oscar ...

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Julie White, Stark Sands & More Join Anne Hathaway in Twelfth Night

Tony Award winner Julie White and Tony nominee Stark Sands are among the latest additions to the cast of Twelfth Night, which will be presented in Central Park this summer by the Public Theater. Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway will play Viola in the production, which will run June 10-July 12 at the Delacorte Theater, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Opening night ...

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Cumming, Turturro, Cumpsty & More Set for CSC's Monday Night Othello

Cumming, Turturro, Cumpsty & More Set for CSC's Monday Night Othello

Classic Stage Company has announced plans for a new weekly series, Monday Night Othello, in which top stage actors will explore a different act of Othello each week. Audiences will have the opportunity to become part of the creative process as they experience different Othellos and Iagos through varying interpretations and actor and directorial choices.

On January 19, CSC Shakespeare ...

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Complete Cast Announced for On the Town at Encores!

Complete Cast Announced for On the Town at Encores!

The complete cast has been announced for On the Town, the opening production of New York City Center’s 2008-09 Encores! season. Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green with a score by Leonard Bernstein, the production will be part of The Best of All Possible Worlds, a city-wide celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 90th birthday. Directed by John Rando, performances will ...

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Strike-Free Zone: A Dozen Off-Broadway Shows to See Right Now!

Off-Broadway is up and running, and Broadway.com has great seats available to the hottest shows in town! If you're looking for an entertaining night out, consider these off-Broadway treats:

Altar Boyz—This feel-good musical hit is a tuneful, hilarious parody of the boy-band phenomenon, featuring catchy pop tunes and a cast of five guys trying to save the world ...

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Cumpsty, Gemignani, Molaskey & More Join Sunday in the Park

Cumpsty, Gemignani, Molaskey & More Join Sunday in the Park

Michael Cumpsty, Alexander Gemignani and Jessica Molaskey have joined the cast of the forthcoming Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George. Directed by Sam Buntrock, with musical staging by Christopher Gattelli, the production will begin previews on January 25, 2008, and open on February 21 at the Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54.

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Casting Complete for Michael Cumpsty's Richard III

Casting Complete for Michael Cumpsty's Richard III

Casting is complete for Classic Stage Company's forthcoming production of Shakespeare's Richard III, starring Michael Cumpsty. Co-directed by Cumpsty and CSC artistic director Brian Kulick, Richard III will begin previews on November 1 and open on November 13 at the company's off-Broadway theater. The limited engagement, which kicks of CSC's 40th anniversary season, is scheduled to run through December 9 ...

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Michael Cumpsty

Theater fans know that when Michael Cumpsty's name is in the cast list, they can expect a thoughtful, beautifully delivered performance. Now entering his 20th year on the New York stage, Cumpsty is a pro—and he's got the resume to prove it, from Broadway plays The Constant Wife, Democracy, Copenhagen, Enchanted April, Electra, The Heiress and musicals revivals of 42nd ...

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Winners of 51st Annual Village Voice Obie Awards Named

Winners of 51st Annual Village Voice Obie Awards Named

The 51st Annual Village Voice Obie Awards were awarded on May 15 at a ceremony, hosted by Lili Taylor and Eric Bogosian, at the Skirball Center on the campus of New York University. The Obies not only honor work on specific shows, but frequently recognize sustained excellence in the craft of theater.

The Judges for this season were Lynn Nottage ...

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Michael Cumpsty to Star in Hamlet at Classic Stage Company

Michael Cumpsty will star in a Classic Stage Company mounting of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to kick off the theater's 2005-2006 season. The production, directed by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick, is scheduled to run off-Broadway from November 2 through December 11.

Cumpsty and Kulick last worked together on the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of Timon of Athens in Central ...

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The Roundabout's Constant Wife Extends Through August 21

The Roundabout's Constant Wife Extends Through August 21

The Roundabout Theatre Company is extending its production of W. Somerset Maugham's The Constant Wife by one week. The production is now set to run at the American Airlines through August 21.

The Constant Wife is a social comedy of marital maneuvers in 1920s upper class London. Constance Middleton Kate Burton discovers that her husband Michael Cumpsty is having an ...

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Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's Constant Wife

Democracy co-stars Michael Cumpsty and John Dossett will star alongside Kate Burton and Lynn Redgrave in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of W. Somerset Maugham's The Constant Wife. The cast will also include Enid Graham, Kathryn Meisle, Denis Homes, John Ellison Conlee and Kathleen McNenney.

Cumpsty and Dossett are currently appearing together in Democracy, which closes on April 17. Cumpsty's ...

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