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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 ...

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Lucky Guy Star Tom Hanks Fights Pirates in New Movie Trailer for Captain Phillips

Lucky Guy Star Tom Hanks Fights Pirates in New Movie Trailer for Captain Phillips

Have you heard? Tom Hanks is in a movie! The latest feature film from the newly-named Tony nominee and recent Broadway debut is Captain Phillips, a dramatic thriller set aboard the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama which was famously hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009—the first American ship to be pirated in 200 years. Hanks stars as the titular ...

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Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Now that the Tony nominations have been announced, there are a ton of Broadway performers (some veterans, some newbies) who have reason to celebrate! We’re always happy to see new faces earn their first nod for theater’s most prestigious award, and this year is no exception, with a whopping 21 first-timers in the race. From acting veterans like ...

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Lucky Indeed: Lucky Guy, Starring Tom Hanks, Recoups on Broadway

Lucky Indeed: Lucky Guy, Starring Tom Hanks, Recoups on Broadway

Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, which marks the Broadway debut of Tom Hanks, has recouped its $3.6 million investment just two months after beginning preview performances at the Broadhurst Theatre, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Lucky Guy follows the rise and fall (and rise again) of famed tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the corrupt police ...

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It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster and Modern Family star and Broadway vet Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the nominations for the 67th annual Tony Awards at the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 30. Two new musicals dominated the nominations: Kinky Boots led the pack with 13 nods while the family-friendly Matilda followed closely on its (very ...

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actor in a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actor in a Play

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to ...

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Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin & More Stars to Take Part in the 2013 Easter Bonnet Competition

Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin & More Stars to Take Part in the 2013 Easter Bonnet Competition

A bevy of Broadway’s brightest stars are uniting at the 27th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition! Lucky Guy star Tom Hanks, The Nance headliner Nathan Lane, Kinky Boots composer Cyndi Lauper and book writer Harvey Fierstein (all Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominees) and Pippin player Andrea Martin will participate in the previously announced 2013 ...

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Tom Hanks and the Cast of Lucky Guy Make Headlines and Honor Nora Ephron on Opening Night

Tom Hanks and the Cast of Lucky Guy Make Headlines and Honor Nora Ephron on Opening Night

Dozens of stars hit the red carpet to celebrate opening night for Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks. We chatted with the cast of this New York drama as they sang the praises of Ephron and looked back on the long road to opening.

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Celebs Pack the House for Tom Hanks on Opening Night of Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy

Celebs Pack the House for Tom Hanks on Opening Night of Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy
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Film, TV and theater veterans and NYC literary bigwigs were eager to take a trip to the Broadhurst Theatre for opening night of Nora Ephron’s drama Lucky Guy. Friends and supporters of Ephron were on hand to remember the late playwright, as well as show some love for Oscar winner Tom Hanks as he made his long-awaited Broadway debut ...

See Lucky Guy Star Tom Hanks Speak French, Praise the Ensemble and Talk About His 'Bittersweet' Opening

See Lucky Guy Star Tom Hanks Speak French, Praise the Ensemble and Talk About His 'Bittersweet' Opening

On opening night of Lucky Guy, star Tom Hanks offered up a peek into the rehearsal process for his Broadway debut, the "power of the ensemble"' and why the "heartbeat" of Nora Ephron is at the root of this New York drama.

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