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Dear Evan Hansen Wins 2018 Grammy Award; Lin-Manuel Miranda Nabs Third Grammy

Dear Evan Hansen Wins 2018 Grammy Award; Lin-Manuel Miranda Nabs Third Grammy

It's already shaping up to be an awesome Grammy Awards! The Dear Evan Hansen cast recording took home the 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album on January 28. The album beat out recordings of the Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! and Come From Away. As previously announced, Tony-winning original headliner Ben Platt will perform at the Madison Square Garden ceremony ...

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Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas & More to Star in Broadway's The Prom

Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas & More to Star in Broadway's The Prom

They're invited! Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas and Christopher Sieber will reprise their roles from the Alliance Theatre world premiere in the Broadway production of the new musical comedy The Prom. As previously reported, the musical is scheduled to open on November 15 at a Shubert venue to be announced. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, The Prom features ...

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Frozen to Release New Broadway Songs Upon Beginning Performances This February

Frozen to Release New Broadway Songs Upon Beginning Performances This February

New music Friday just got a lot more exciting for Frozen fans! As previously announced, the Disney musical will feature both beloved songs from the animated film as well as new tunes from Oscar-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Here's how to start your obsession with the new ones super soon: four brand new songs written for the Broadway ...

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Watch Peter Joback & Ali Ewoldt Deliver a Thrilling 'Music of the Night' on The Phantom of the Opera's 30th Anniversary

Watch Peter Joback & Ali Ewoldt Deliver a Thrilling 'Music of the Night' on The Phantom of the Opera's 30th Anniversary

The Phantom of the Opera is 30! Broadway's longest-running musical reaches an unprecedented milestone on January 26, and we couldn't be happier for the dazzling show. As part of the hit musical's week of celebrations, the show's talented stars Peter Jöback and Broadway.com vlogger Ali Ewoldt paid a visit to Today to sing Phantom's iconic tune "The Music of ...

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The Phantom of the Opera's 30th Anniversary Stars Ring In an Unprecedented Milestone

The Phantom of the Opera's 30th Anniversary Stars Ring In an Unprecedented Milestone

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera makes history on January 26, officially celebrating 30 years at the Majestic Theatre. The hit musical has been dazzling Broadway crowds since opening in 1988 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles. 

The Phantom of the Opera marked this week's occasion with a number of special events, including ...

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Tony Kushner & Steven Spielberg's New West Side Story Film Announces Open Casting Call

Tony Kushner & Steven Spielberg's New West Side Story Film Announces Open Casting Call

Here's your chance to star in the highly anticipated new West Side Story film remake. Cindy Tolan Casting has put out an open call for the roles of Tony, Maria, Anita and Bernardo in the new take on the iconic movie musical. The previously announced project will feature a new adaptation by Angels in America Tony and Pulitzer winner Tony ...

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Second 2018 Tonys Eligibility Rulings: Once On This Island's Hailey Kilgore Eligible as Leading Actress & More

Second 2018 Tonys Eligibility Rulings: Once On This Island's Hailey Kilgore Eligible as Leading Actress & More

The Tony Awards administration committee met today for the second time to confirm the eligibility status of ten Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2018 Tony Awards. The Tonys administration committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2017-2018 season to decide the eligibility for the 72nd Annual Tonys. The productions discussed on January 25 were M. Butterfly ...

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Put on Your Dancing Sandals & Watch the New Trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Put on Your Dancing Sandals & Watch the New Trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The countdown has begun for the release of the upcoming film sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and we couldn't be more excited. Universal Pictures whet our appetites last month with a first look at the new movie musical and now we've been offered up a second glance. Warm up your vocals cords and watch Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried ...

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Tootsie Musical Starring Santino Fontana to Play Broadway in 2019; Tryout Run Set for Chicago

Tootsie Musical Starring Santino Fontana to Play Broadway in 2019; Tryout Run Set for Chicago

The long-buzzed-about stage-musical adaptation of the 1982 comedy flick Tootsie is bound for Broadway! The tuner will make its Great White Way debut in spring of 2019 at a venue to be announced. Santino Fontana (Cinderella, Frozen), who has been speculated as the musical's star for some time, will lead the cast as struggling actor Michael Dorsey. Tootsie features a book by ...

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The Phantom of the Opera Is Here and 30! Looking Back at the Magic and Romance of Broadway's Longest-Running Show

The Phantom of the Opera Is Here and 30! Looking Back at the Magic and Romance of Broadway's Longest-Running Show

As "The Phantom of the Opera" celebrates its 30th anniversary on Broadway on January 26, Broadway.com looks back at the show's start and the secret to its success and shines the spotlight on its new trio of starsPeter Jöback as The Phantom, Ali Ewoldt as Christine and Rodney Ingram as Raoul with a sexy photo ...

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Laurie Metcalf, Denzel Washington and Pasek & Paul Earn 2018 Oscar Nominations

Laurie Metcalf, Denzel Washington and Pasek & Paul Earn 2018 Oscar Nominations

Laurie Metcalf and Denzel Washington, the Tony winners slated to return to Broadway this spring in Three Tall Women and The Iceman Cometh, respectively, were named among the 2018 Academy Award nominees on January 23. Dear Evan Hansen's Tony-winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Tony winner Robert Lopez were also honored by the ...

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Sinatra The Musical, Based on Life & Career of Frank Sinatra, in Development for 2020 Debut

Sinatra The Musical, Based on Life & Career of Frank Sinatra, in Development for 2020 Debut

Frank Sinatra Enterprises has announced the development of Sinatra The Musical, a new Frank Sinatra bio-show featuring the music of the legendary singer and actor. Emmy winner Danny Strong (Empire, Game Change), who is also at work on a movie remake of Oliver!, has been enlisted to write a book for the Sinatra musical, which is aiming to hit the ...

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Watch Rocktopia's Tony Vincent & More Add a Classical Kick to Patti Smith, Elton John & More

Watch Rocktopia's Tony Vincent & More Add a Classical Kick to Patti Smith, Elton John & More

Check out these performance clips from the Broadway extravaganza, Rocktopia!

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Dear Evan Hansen's Pasek & Paul and More Broadway Greats Win 2018 Golden Globe Awards

Dear Evan Hansen's Pasek & Paul and More Broadway Greats Win 2018 Golden Globe Awards

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards ceremony was a meaningful evening for the beloved Tony-winning songwriters of Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul took home the Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category for their showstopping number "This Is Me" (sung by Waitress alum Keala Settle) from the movie musical The Greatest Showman. Seth ...

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Sara Bareilles to Play Mary Magdalene in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert

Sara Bareilles to Play Mary Magdalene in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert

Waitress creator and star Sara Bareilles will sing out as Mary Magdalene in NBC's highly anticipated TV presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert. David Leveaux will direct the previously announced new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, slated to take place on Easter Sunday, April 1. NBC has also revealed that the concert will be filmed ...

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Patti LuPone & Ben Platt Will Perform on the 2018 Grammy Awards

Patti LuPone & Ben Platt Will Perform on the 2018 Grammy Awards

TV viewers tuning in to the 2018 Grammy Awards are in for a special treat. Tony winners Patti LuPone and Ben Platt have been announced as performers in a special tribute to legendary composers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein. LuPone will reprise her iconic 1981 Grammy performance of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita and Platt will sing ...

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Watch the Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants Ring in the New Year with a 'Bikini Bottom Day'

Watch the Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants Ring in the New Year with a 'Bikini Bottom Day'

2018 is here, and Broadway's best are kicking off the new year in style. The cast of the joyful musical SpongeBob SquarePants paid a visit to Good Morning America on January 2 to show off their special new show. Watch newly anointed star Ethan Slater, Broadway.com vlogger Lilli Cooper and their fellow cast sing the musical's energetic opening number ...

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Watch Meryl Streep, Cher & More in the First Trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Watch Meryl Streep, Cher & More in the First Trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

You better bet we are the “Dancing Queen” after seeing the first trailer for the movie sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The film that gives us an early look at lively matriarch Donna (Meryl Streep) has us counting down the days for its July 20, 2018 release. Featuring Beautiful: The Carole King Musical alum Jessica Keenan Wynn as Young ...

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2017 Wrap-Up: Broadway.com Picks the Best Performances of the Year

2017 Wrap-Up: Broadway.com Picks the Best Performances of the Year

Making a list of just five of our favorite performances of 2017 is a tough task with such a wide array of talent on the Great White Way this year. But these unforgettable turns burned brightest in our memories even though they’ve all taken their final bows.

5. Gideon Glick in Significant Other
As the lonely gay guy watching his ...

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John Legend to Play Title Role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert

John Legend to Play Title Role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert

Music icon John Legend has signed on to play Jesus Christ in NBC's upcoming TV concert presentation Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert. David Leveaux will direct the previously announced new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1971 musical, slated to take place on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The concert will be filmed live from Brooklyn, NY ...

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will Arrive on Broadway

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Will Arrive on Broadway

Broadway audiences are in for some “Hot Stuff” when the new bio-show Summer: The Donna Summer Musical sets up house at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in 2018. Featuring a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, choreography by Sergio Trujillo and direction by McAnuff, the production will start previews on March 28 with an opening slated for April 23.  ...

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Princess Diana Musical, Diana, Set for World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

Princess Diana Musical, Diana, Set for World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

Diana, the new musical chronicling the life of Princess Diana, will have its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse as part of its 2018-2019 season. As previously reported, the Tony Award-winning Memphis team Joe DiPietro and David Bryan created the show which has La Jolla Artistic Director and Come From Away Tony winner Christopher Ashley at its helm. No word yet ...

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2017 Wrap-Up: Broadway.com Picks the Top Debuts of the Year

2017 Wrap-Up: Broadway.com Picks the Top Debuts of the Year

A highlight of any year of theatergoing is being introduced to performers making their Broadway debuts. Whether new to the New York stage or finally making the leap to the Great White Way, here are our top picks for the best debuts of 2017.

5. Ari'el Stachel in The Band's Visit
Kicking off our list is Ari’el Stachel’s performance as Egyptian ...

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The Greatest Showman's Thrilling Live Trailer Is Just the Fuel We Need This Holiday Season

The Greatest Showman's Thrilling Live Trailer Is Just the Fuel We Need This Holiday Season

As if last night's perfect presentation of A Christmas Story Live! didn't fill us with enough life, we were served up with a magical bonus. Hugh Jackman and the cast of the upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman also showed off for TV audiences. Jackman, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Broadway star Keala Settle offered up a live performance ...

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Hugh Jackman, James Corden & Zac Efron Perform an Epic Medley of On the Town, Guys and Dolls & Fame

Hugh Jackman, James Corden & Zac Efron Perform an Epic Medley of On the Town, Guys and Dolls & Fame

The day is almost here (December 20) for the highly anticipated P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman to be released in movie theaters. The film's stars can hardly wait, either, and are getting into the musical spirit. Tony winner Hugh Jackman, Zendaya and Zac Efron teamed up with Tony winner James Corden on December 14 for an epic new take ...

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