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Broadway Buzz: Catch Forever Tango Stars Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Their Smoldering Opening Night

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Take 18 of the world’s best ballroom dancers, put them onstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and what do you get? The Broadway revival of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed Forever Tango, the sexy, super-exciting dance show that’s celebrating its third go-round on the Great White Way. On July 14, the sweltering heat kicked into high gear just in time for ...

Broadway Buzz: Watch Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas & the Cast of Pippin Rock Out at Their First CD Signing

Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas and the cast of Pippin packed up their circus gear and headed to Barnes & Noble on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on July 9 to bring a taste of their Tony-winning magic to the fans. In honor of the Pippin cast recording’s official release, Miller, Thomas and the cast performed "Love Song," "Simple Joys ...

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Broadway Buzz: The Cast of Wicked Celebrate 4,000 Magical Performances on Broadway

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“Oh what a celebration we’ll have today! Thank Goodness!” The Broadway blockbuster Wicked celebrated an astounding 4,000 performances on the Great White Way on June 18. To mark the occasion, the company gathered at the Gershwin Theatre to enjoy a Wicked-themed cake created by The Chocolate Swirl. Click below to see Jenny Anderson’s photos of Oz’s leading ...

Broadway Buzz: Tony-Winning Designer William Ivey Long on the Art, Insects and Pop Stars that Inspired His Cinderella Costumes

Cinderella is enchanting Broadway with stellar performances by Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, paired with a breathtaking set and jaw-dropping effects. William Ivey Long picked up his sixth Tony Award for Cinderella’s gorgeous costumes—one of the standout aspects of the musical. We went inside his Tribeca studio to get the inside scoop on his elaborate designs for the Rodgers ...

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Broadway Buzz: Party Games, Staff Picks & Everything You Need to Know About the 2013 Tony Awards

Theater lovers, rejoice! Broadway’s biggest, most glamorous night is almost upon us—the 67th annual Tony Awards will shine from TV screens across the country on June 9. We at Broadway.com could not be more excited about the razzle-dazzle affair and are bringing you everything you need to know before the big night. Dive into Tony Awards central below with ...

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Broadway Buzz: Matilda Composer Tim Minchin on Borrowing from Sondheim & Being Pitted Against Cyndi Lauper

Australian composer/singer/comedian Tim Minchin received a 2013 Tony nomination for the playful, witty and infectious score of Broadway's Matilda, but he still fancies himself a modern day rock star. He's gone from performing in small cabaret venues in Perth to playing big arenas across the globe to portraying the drugged-out, washed-up rocker Atticus Fetch on the hit Showtime ...

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Broadway Buzz: Watch Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the Stars of Cinderella Record Their Cast Album

The hit revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical Cinderella is being preserved on a cast recording for the entire kingdom to hear. We got an exclusive visit to the studio on the day the cast recorded the newly orchestrated score. Get a close-up look as Tony nominees Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and Victoria Clark sing “The Prince Is Giving ...

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Broadway Buzz: The Glee Gang & Kristin Chenoweth Go Backstage to Welcome Annie’s Jane Lynch to Broadway

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Emmy winner Jane Lynch made her official Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated musical revival of Annie on May 16. Lynch’s opening night crowd included loads of fans and many of her Glee co-stars, including Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth. In honor of the occasion, Lynch received a big opening night bash at Ruby Foo’s restaurant. But ...

Broadway Buzz: See Matthew Morrison, Wendy Williams, Stephanie J. Block & More Talk Up the Fans on the 2013 BACA Red Carpet

Broadway’s brightest stars flooded the red carpet on May 5 for the 13th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the season’s only major awards voted on by the fans. Hosted by incoming Chicago star Wendy Williams, the awards took place at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center. Presenters included ...

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Broadway Buzz: Meet the Nominees! Complete Coverage of the Starry 2013 Tony Press Reception

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Barely 24 hours after the Tony nominations were announced, the happy (and slightly dazed) nominees got dolled up and headed to the Millennium Broadway Hotel on May 1 for a mammoth press meet- and-greet. Wearing their official Tony nominee lapel pins, the stars and creative team members posed for photos, sat for dozens of video and print interviews and got ...

Broadway Buzz: It’s a Glorious Opening Night for the Soaring Stars of Pippin

There was magic in the air on April 25, when the new circus-inspired revival of Pippin officially arrived Broadway! Directed by Diane Paulus, the new mounting of Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical stars Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Terrence Mann, Charlotte D’Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, and Andrea Martin in a newly imagined, high-flying production. After taking their opening night bows, Thomas ...

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Broadway Buzz: Music Legends Galore Get Into the Groove at Motown: The Musical’s Broadway Opening Night

Dozens of music icons hit the red carpet outside the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to celebrate the much-anticipated Broadway opening night of Motown: The Musical, the brand new tuner that charts the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and the birth of the sound that changed the nation. Gordy himself scripted the musical, so it was no surprise that a multitude of ...

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Broadway Buzz: Matilda's Marvelous Stars Bask in the Delight of Opening Night

Roald Dahl's classic children's story Matilda has been transformed into a marvelous musical extravaganza! Matilda has officially arrived on Broadway in an imaginative production directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus. The show stars Bertie Carvel as the malevolent Miss Trunchbull, Lauren Ward as the sweet Miss Honey, Gabriel Ebert and Lesli Margherita as the madcap Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood and ...

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

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 in ...

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Broadway Buzz: How Roald Dahl's Matilda Went from Mischievous Children's Classic to Magical Broadway Musical

Few children’s authors are as revered as Roald Dahl, creator of some of the best-loved children's stories of the 20th century, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox. One of Dahl's final books, Matilda, inspired a hit movie and now an acclaimed, award-winning musical, which opens on April 11 at Broadway's Shubert ...

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Broadway Buzz: Jump Into the Driver’s Seat on Opening Night of Hands on a Hardbody

The stars of the new musical Hands on a Hardbody cruised onto the Great White Way on March 21. Broadway.com got the opening night buzz from stars Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine, composers Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, and more on opening night. Based on a real-life competition in Texas, Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of 10 down-on-their-luck ...

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Broadway Buzz: Join Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas and the High-Flying Cast of Pippin in Rehearsal

After 40 years, Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical Pippin is returning to Broadway… with a circus-inspired twist! Director Diane Paulus takes the reigns on this reimagined musical that incorporates stunning acrobatic work with Schwartz’s beautiful score. Watch the video below to see the star-studded cast in rehearsal for the buzzy revival. Hear what Patina Miller had to say about recreating Ben ...

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Broadway Buzz: Hands on a Hardbody's Real-Life Road Trip From Cutthroat Competition to Broadway Musical

A contest at an auto dealership isn’t typical fodder for a Broadway musical, but Hands on a Hardbody, a new rock-and-roll tuner by Trey Anastasio, Amanda Green and Doug Wright, has a truckload of heart. Find out the real-life story behind this new musical, and follow the journey of Hands on a Hardbody from a Texas car lot to the ...

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It’s Possible! Cinderella Star Laura Osnes Is Broadway.com’s Newest Video Blogger

It's a fairy tale come true! Broadway.com has a brand new backstage video blogger: Cinderella star Laura Osnes. The beloved Tony nominee will capture all the behind-the-scenes magic and fun of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in her new video series: The Princess Diary: Backstage at Cinderella with Laura Osnes.

Broadway’s musical version of the classic story Cinderella was ...

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Broadway Buzz: Berry Gordy Offers a Swingin’ Sneak Peek at Motown: The Musical

What’s your favorite Motown song? Chances are you’ll be able to hear it in Motown: The Musical, a brand new Broadway musical chronicling the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy (who wrote the show’s book). The story follows a young Gordy (played by Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon) and his meteoric career, as well as his red-hot romance with music ...

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Broadway Buzz: Happy 25th! Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess & the Cast of The Phantom of the Opera Celebrate a Spectacular Broadway Birthday

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The Phantom of the Opera celebrated a momentous milestone on January 26: The beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber musical turned 25 years old on Broadway! In honor of the special occasion, stars Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess and the cast of Phantom performed an invitation-only gala performance, followed by an onstage reunion of surprise guests, including director Hal Prince, producer Cameron Mackintosh ...

Broadway Buzz: Crawford, Brightman, Panaro & Boggess! Squigs Pens a Masked Mashup for Phantom's 25th Birthday

For 25 phabulous years, The Phantom of the Opera has been haunting Broadway audiences with its tale of a mysterious masked man and his wide-eyed musical muse. In honor of the show's big anniversary, Sierra Boggess is joining Hugh Panaro as Christine and the Phantom! Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson headed to the Majestic Theatre to experience ...

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Broadway Buzz: It’s A Smoldering Opening Night for Benjamin Walker, Scarlett Johansson & the Cast of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Audiences are in for a night of sex, lies and booze when they head to Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre to see Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Tony winner Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker strip down and turn the heat up in director Rob Ashford's take on this American classic, which also stars Ciaran Hinds, Debra Monk, Michael ...

Broadway Buzz: Watch Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Share the Enchanting Secrets of Broadway's Cinderella

One of the most beloved fairytales of all time is coming to Broadway with a new twist. Playwright Douglas Carter Beane has given Cinderella a modern-day makeover with all the classic tunes by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein still intact. Laura Osnes stars as Cinderella with Broadway favorites Santino Fontana as Prince Topher and Tony winner Victoria Clark as Fairy ...

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Broadway Buzz: Five Sizzling New Broadway Shows to See Right Now, Featuring Scarlett, Sierra, Sebastian & More

There’s no winter chill on Broadway in 2013! We've got the scoop on five New York City shows that should be on your radar this month, including three starry new Broadway productions, the 25th anniversary celebration of The Phantom of the Opera and the off-Broadway debut of Pulitzer Prize winner Water By the Spoonful. Check out our cheat sheet for ...

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