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This Week's Picks! You've Got V-Day Dates with Laura Osnes, Kevin Spacey & 10 Sexy First-Timers

This Week's Picks! You've Got V-Day Dates with Laura Osnes, Kevin Spacey & 10 Sexy First-Timers

Is that a pair of tickets to a Broadway show in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?! We kid, we kid. Hey, it's Valentine's Day week, so rose bouquets are being delivered, chocolate heart boxes are on the shelves and love is in the air! The best way to spend a week dedicated to the power ...

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Ari Graynor Is an American Hero, B'way Stars Serve Up Some Hamlisch and More Cross-Country Highlights

Ari Graynor Is an American Hero, B'way Stars Serve Up Some Hamlisch and More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com is hitting the road to bring you the best regional theater offerings from across the country. This week, we’ve gathered five can’t-miss productions, including a world premiere comedy starring Ari Graynor, a gripping thriller from a Mad Men writer and a starry tribute to one of theater’s most beloved composers. Check it all out in our Countrywide Guide ...

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Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards

Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards
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The journey to the Tonys is almost complete, but before this year’s crop of Broadway stars take Radio City Music Hall, they’ve got to hit all the awards season stops first! The latest starry event was the 69th annual Theatre World Awards, which honor the best Broadway and off-Broadway debuts. Thirteen winners took home the coveted prize (including Tom Hanks ...

Full Cast Announced for Hello, Dolly! at Goodspeed Opera House, Starring Klea Blackhurst, Ashley Brown & Tony Sheldon

Full Cast Announced for Hello, Dolly! at Goodspeed Opera House, Starring Klea Blackhurst, Ashley Brown & Tony Sheldon

Hellooo Dolly! Well Hellooo Dolly! Casting is complete for the upcoming production of Hello, Dolly! at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, starring Klea Blackhurst as Dolly Levi. Directed by Daniel Goldstein, the revival will begin performances June 28 and run through September 8.

In addition to Blackhurst, the cast also includes Ashley Brown as Irene Malloy, Tony ...

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Watch Matt Doyle, Laura Osnes & a Dozen More Broadway Stars Spoof Downton Abbey

Watch Matt Doyle, Laura Osnes & a Dozen More Broadway Stars Spoof Downton Abbey

A bevy of Broadway stars, including Laura Osnes, Matt Doyle and Jeremy Jordan, came together to imagine what it would be like if the season four premiere of Downton Abbey were an all-musical episode. Directed and co-written by John Walton West and featuring music and lyrics by Jason Michael Snow, this musical parody of the Emmy-winning drama includes scenes with ...

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Stephanie J. Block, Daniel Breaker & More to Perform at Broadway Backwards Benefit

Stephanie J. Block, Daniel Breaker & More to Perform at Broadway Backwards Benefit

Stephanie J. Block, Daniel Breaker, Judy Kaye, Estelle Parsons and Tony Sheldon are among the roster of stars who will be featured at the eighth annual Broadway Backwards benefit, which will be held on March 18 at the Palace Theatre. Proceeds from the event will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community ...

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Veronica Hart Goes Deep, Broadway Stars Head South to Camelot & More Cross-Country Highlights

Veronica Hart Goes Deep, Broadway Stars Head South to Camelot & More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com is hitting the road! We’re highlighting five exciting productions happening all over the United States right this minute. Hop aboard for a cross-country tour of the best regional theater offerings, from the legend of Bigfoot in Alaska to the behind-the-scenes world of adult films in Hollywood.


HOLLYWOOD, CA
Veronica Hart & Ron Jeremy Relive a Sex Scandal

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David Alan Grier, Tony Sheldon, Leslie Uggams and More to Present at 2012 Theatre World Awards

David Alan Grier, Tony Sheldon, Leslie Uggams and More to Present at 2012 Theatre World Awards

David Alan Grier, Tony Sheldon and Leslie Uggams are among the presenters set for the 2012 Theatre World Awards on June 5 at the Belasco Theatre. The awards, which honor performers making an outstanding Broadway or off-Broadway debut, will be hosted by journalist Peter Filichia. 

Also scheduled to present awards are John Rubinstein, Wesley Taylor and Lizbeth Mackay. Stacy ...

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Don't Leave Me This Way! Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert to Close

Don't Leave Me This Way! Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert to Close

The last days of disco are approaching for the flashy musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The production will end its Broadway run on June 24 at the Palace Theatre. Starring Will Swenson, Nick Adams and Tony Sheldon, Priscilla opened on March 20, 2011 and will have played 23 previews and 526 regular performances at the time of closing.

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Diva in the House! Disco Legend Gloria Gaynor Takes in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Diva in the House! Disco Legend Gloria Gaynor Takes in Priscilla Queen of the Desert
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Gloria Gaynor could “never say goodbye” to a good disco tune and that’s why this disco diva is the latest star to take in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Not only does the musical feature Gaynor’s 1979 anthem “I Will Surive,” it also celebrates the fun and glamour of the long ago disco days. After the curtain came down ...

Huey Lewis Takes In the Sights and Sounds of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Huey Lewis Takes In the Sights and Sounds of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
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Pop legend Huey Lewis is the latest celebrity to take in the sights and sounds of Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway. Lewis gained notoriety in the 1980s for his hit songs “The Power of Love,” “Heart and Soul” and “Hip to Be Square” and went on to play Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of Chicago. On ...

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Star Tony Sheldon Is Honored With a Sardi’s Portrait

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Star Tony Sheldon Is Honored With a Sardi’s Portrait
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It’s always a party at Priscilla Queen of the Desert, but on May 2, the gang had even more reason to celebrate: Tony Sheldon was honored with his very own portrait at Sardi’s! Now an official Broadway star, Sheldon celebrated his coronation with castmates Will Swenson, Nick Adams as well as fellow Broadway divas Audra McDonald, Judy Kaye and more ...

Sweet! Priscilla Queen of the Desert Celebrates Its First Broadway Birthday

Sweet! Priscilla Queen of the Desert Celebrates Its First Broadway Birthday
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A year-long run on Broadway is something to celebrate, and the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert happily marked that milestone on March 20 at the Palace Theatre. Broadway.com got a rare chance to photograph the talented cast “as themselves” (before donning their flamboyant, Tony-winning costumes) at a pre-show celebration featuring treats from Pie Face Bakery Cafe, Australia’s ...

Designer Jean Paul Gaultier Takes in the Lavish Costumes of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Designer Jean Paul Gaultier Takes in the Lavish Costumes of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
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French designer and former Hermès creative director Jean Paul Gaultier dropped by the Palace Theatre on March 18 to take in the Oscar, Tony and Olivier Award-winning costumes of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. After grooving to the disco beats of Priscilla, he went backstage to meet the stars Will Swenson, Nick Adams and Tony Sheldon and check out the ...

Check Out Joan Rivers and Tony Sheldon Trading Gossip at Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Check Out Joan Rivers and Tony Sheldon Trading Gossip at Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Broadway veteran and all-around “theater enthusiast” Joan Rivers made a very special trip "Down Under" with her grandson, Cooper Endicott, when the duo stopped by Priscilla Queen of the Desert. While filming for Rivers' reality show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, the pair headed to the Palace Theatre for a special backstage tour. Rivers, who is an investor in ...

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Rocker Dee Snider Teams Up with Patti LuPone, Will Swenson & More on Dee Does Broadway Album

Rocker Dee Snider Teams Up with Patti LuPone, Will Swenson & More on Dee Does Broadway Album

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will team up with Tony winners Patti LuPone and Bebe Neuwirth, in addition to Broadway veterans Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken and more on his new album Dee Does Broadway. The heavy metal singer’s forthcoming album will feature a selection of classic Broadway hits. Dee Does Broadway is set for release on May 8 on the ...

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And the Oscar Should Go To... Raul Esparza, Adam Pascal and More Broadway Stars Name Their Oscar Picks

And the Oscar Should Go To... Raul Esparza, Adam Pascal and More Broadway Stars Name Their Oscar Picks

Broadway's own big awards show may not be until June, but that doesn't mean stars of the Great White Way won't be tuning into the Academy Awards on February 26 to see who takes home his or her very own little gold man. Broadway.com checked in with a slew of stage faves to find out which films and performances ...

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Hot Stuff! Adam Lambert Joins the Party at Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Hot Stuff! Adam Lambert Joins the Party at Priscilla Queen of the Desert
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Singing sensation Adam Lambert joined Broadway’s most festive party when he took in the February 13 performance of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The theater vet and American Idol runner-up felt right at home with Priscilla’s splashy disco numbers and sparkly costumes. After the show, Lambert made his way backstage to meet the stars and pose for fun photos ...

Get On Your Feet! Pop Star Gloria Estefan Visits Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Get On Your Feet! Pop Star Gloria Estefan Visits Priscilla Queen of the Desert
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Well, she didn’t “do that conga,” but Latin pop star Gloria Estefan certainly felt the rhythm of the disco beat at Priscilla Queen of the Desert. After seeing the hit musical on February 10, Estefan stepped backstage at Broadway's Palace Theatre to greet the stars and Divas. Also in costume were nationally syndicated radio personalities Scott Shannon and Todd ...

Julie Reiber and Adam Lefevre Join Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Julie Reiber and Adam Lefevre Join Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Julie Reiber and Adam Lefevre will join the cast of Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert on February 6 at the Palace Theatre. Reiber assumes the role of Marion, Tick’s (Will Swenson) estranged wife, while Lefevre takes over as Bob, Bernadette’s (Tony Sheldon) love-interest. Reiber replaces Jessica Phillips, who departs Priscilla to star opposite Raul Esparza in the upcoming musical  ...

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Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Wants to Spend Valentine's Day With His Co-Stars...or Gavin Creel

Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Wants to Spend Valentine's Day With His Co-Stars...or Gavin Creel

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.

TONY SHELDON (Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert)

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Kirstie Alley Gets a Disco Lesson from Priscilla Star Nick Adams

Kirstie Alley Gets a Disco Lesson from Priscilla Star Nick Adams
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A year ago, Kirstie Alley underwent a stunning personal transformation on the road to a second-place finish on Dancing With the Stars. Now the 61-year-old actress is beginning a new fitness project in which she vows to dance 30 minutes a day for 100 consecutive days (follow her at www.100daysofdance.com). On January 24, Alley enjoyed a tutoring session ...

She Loves the Nightlife! Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Visits Priscilla Queen of the Desert

She Loves the Nightlife! Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Visits Priscilla Queen of the Desert
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Game, set, match! The stars of the hit Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert welcomed a very special guest to the January 8 performance: tennis superstar and LGBT icon Billie Jean King! The champ, who was the first out professional female athlete, enjoyed the colorful show at the Palace Theatre, then stopped backstage to show the cast some of ...

Star Quality! Our Picks For 10 Amazing Broadway Debuts of 2011

Star Quality! Our Picks For 10 Amazing Broadway Debuts of 2011

Every season features dozens of Broadway debuts, but 2011 was notable for the number of memorable star performances given by actors gracing Broadway stages for the first time. From an Aussie stage vet to downtown favorites and an Oscar and Emmy-nominated TV star, these 10 newcomers brought vibrant life to a variety of Main Stem productions this year.


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Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Hopes to Kick His Bagel Habit in 2012

Priscilla's Tony Sheldon Hopes to Kick His Bagel Habit in 2012

As the curtain goes down on 2011, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2012. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

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