Tag Archives: musical theater

JUST PEE: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper, & Kinky Boots Cast Sing Against Anti-Trans Laws [VIDEO]

MUST WATCH: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper, and the cast of the Tony winning Best Musical Kinky Boots today delivered us a fun message against those stupid, stupid anti-transgender bathroom laws. “I’m me! I don’t need ID to tell who am I and where I oughta pee!”

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MASH-UP: The 2016 Tony Musical Nominees [VIDEO]

The 2016 Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 12th from Manhattan’s Beacon Theater, where Barbra Streisand will be a presenter. Clip recap: In celebration of this year’s Tony nominees for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival, Playbill captured this mash-up from RANGE a cappella. With an arrangement by RANGE co-founders Ross Baum and Ben Holtzman, we catch the magic of ...

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Record-Breaking 16 Tony Nominations For Hamilton

The 2016 Tony Awards nominations were announced moments ago, with the huge smash Hamilton receiving a record-breaking 16 nods. The record was previously held by The Producers and Billy Elliot, both of which earned 15 nominations in their debut years. See the full list of 2016 nominees below. From the New York Times: On Tuesday, the show was singled out ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Cast Of Hamilton Does Sweeney Todd Mashup For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Theater Mania recaps: The company of Broadway’s Hamilton took top presentation honors at this week’s 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, an event that serves as the culmination of six weeks of spring fundraising efforts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Watch the cast perform a transformed version of their opening number “Alexander Hamilton,” featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as the Demon Barber Sweeney ...

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BROADWAY: Hamilton Producer Issues New Tickets Block With Warning About Scalpers And Counterfeits

Many are calling Hamilton the most sought-after ticket on Broadway since the 2001 launch of The Producers, but with that wild demand inevitably comes the scammers. Via Playbill: The producer of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton put a new block of legitimate tickets on sale today, and accompanied it with a caveat emptor to those tempted to buy from scalpers. Previously ...

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BROADWAY: Cats Revival Set To Open In July

Now and forever and again and again. Playbill reports: Grizabella is headed for the Heaviside layer once more! Broadway’s The Shubert Organization and Nederlander Organization are teaming up to produce the long-rumored revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/T.S. Eliot musical Cats this summer. The onetime longest-running show in Broadway history has booked the Neil Simon Theatre, with previews beginning July ...

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BROADWAY: Bette Midler To Star In Hello Dolly Revival

Playbill has the news: Stage and screen star Bette Midler has announced that she will play Dolly Gallagher Levi in a Broadway revival of the blockbuster 1964 musical, Hello, Dolly! Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks will direct, and Tony winner Warren Carlyle will choreograph the production, which will begin Broadway previews March 13, 2017, and open April 20 at ...

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Emerald City Is Burning [VIDEO]

NBC really ramped up the gay for The Wiz Live last night, serving Emerald City realness complete with voguing Munchkins who chant “Slay! Fierce!” and characters who accuse each other of throwing shade. The A. V. Club raves: And that’s how you put on a show! The Wiz Live! may be NBC’s third attempt at staging a live musical, but ...

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NEW TEASERS: The Wiz Live!

In the latest teasers for NBC’s The Wiz Live! we meet Mary J. Blige as the Evillene, the Wicked Witch. Watch below for a snippet of her take on the showstopper Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News. Plus some more Queen Latifah.

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Does This Hillary Banner Evoke Evita?

A Spanish-language Hillary Clinton banner unveiled in San Antonio is drawing comparisons to the artwork used for the musical Evita.  NPR reports: New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her “high flying, adored” with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according ...

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James Corden Joins Phantom Cast [VIDEO]

Last night James Corden aired a hilarious clip which recounts his guest appearance in the Los Angeles production of Phantom Of The Opera. Corden is a 2012 Tony winner for One Man, Two Guvnors – but that doesn’t seem to hold much weight with the Phantom cast.

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Grindr, The Musical

“Come get fisted…right in the heart.”

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How To Make A Musical For The Deaf

Via Buzzfeed: Deaf West Theatre is a premiere deaf theater company based in Los Angeles. Their recent production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Spring Awakening, performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English, is headed to Broadway this fall.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Broadway Bares 25

Sunday night the 25th anniversary edition of Broadway Bares played to two sellout audiences at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom. This year’s show was titled Top Bottoms Of Burlesque and as you’ll see, it was spectacular from the moment the curtain arose to reveal the bouncing bottoms of buff chorus boys. All 25 years of Broadway Bares are available on DVD and ...

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2015 Tony Awards: Meet The Nominees

The show is Sunday, June 7th.

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Producers Pull Plug On Duck Dynasty Musical Two Weeks Into Its Run

Via the Randy Report: “Duck Commander Musical, based on the popular reality TV show Duck Dynasty, has announced it will close May 17th. The show had it’s official opening on April 15th at the Rio’s Crown Theater in Las Vegas. According to reports, calls were made to the crew today informing them the show would close. To be fair, the ...

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TRAILER: Duck Commander, The Musical

The Duck Dynasty musical has opened in Las Vegas and the reviews aren’t terrible. It’s not a spoof, but it might be satire. When Miss Kay (Mimi Bessette) sings to troubled Robertson family patriarch Phil (Tad Wilson) “Hey redneck, my sweet redneck …” it isn’t a “Saturday Night Live” bit. It is even, gasp, a bit touching. “Duck Commander Musical,” ...

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Try To Remember The Fantasticks

Playbill has the news: The Off-Broadway revival of The Fantasticks, still the longest-running musical in world history and the longest-running play of any kind in American history, has announced that it will close in May. The little musical about a Boy, a Girl and the wall that separates them will close May 3, the 55th anniversary of the opening of ...

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Broadway Backwards: Cell Block Tango

Posted in full yesterday: “Highlights from Broadway Backwards 2015 included Chicago‘s ‘six merry murderesses’ represented in a sexy, all-male version of Cell Block Tango featuring Joshua Buscher-West, Marty Lawson, Alfie Parker Jr., Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Alex Ringler and Ryan Steele.”

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HIGHLIGHTS: Broadway Backwards 2015

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