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Hairspray Live! FAQ! Everything You Need to Know to Get the Beat Started

Hairspray Live! FAQ! Everything You Need to Know to Get the Beat Started

We can hear the bells! Following The Wiz, Peter Pan and The Sound of Music, NBC’s latest musical broadcast is almost here: Hairspray Live!. This musical is timeless to theater fans, and the starry live event is Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek’s Save the Date pick for the month of December. We’ve pulled together some frequently asked questions about the ...

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It's a Sign! Shopping for a History Lesson on the Baltimore Streets of Hairspray Live!

It's a Sign! Shopping for a History Lesson on the Baltimore Streets of Hairspray Live!

When Tracy Turnblad sings and dances down the streets of Baltimore in the NBC broadcast of Hairspray Live! on December 7, viewers can see some touching tributes on the storefronts of production designer Derek McLane's realistic street scene. When Broadway.com visited the set of the TV event on the NBCUniversal lot, we couldn't help but notice that tucked between ...

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The Doc Where It Happened! These 10 Moments from Hamilton’s America Blew Us Away

The Doc Where It Happened! These 10 Moments from Hamilton’s America Blew Us Away

We’ve been waiting for it! Hamilton’s America, the highly anticipated documentary chronicling the making of Broadway hot ticket Hamilton, aired on PBS on October 21, and Hamil-fans are talking about it non-stop. (Still haven’t seen it? Watch and play #Ham4Bingo here!) What began as an idea for a mixtape became the toast of the Great White Way, the hip-hop ...

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Don’t Throw Away Your Shot! Play Hamilton’s America Bingo When the Documentary Airs

Don’t Throw Away Your Shot! Play Hamilton’s America Bingo When the Documentary Airs

The documentary we’ve all been waiting for is finally airing this week! Hamilton’s America will take fans into the room(s) where the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary hit Hamilton happened. The documentary is set to air on PBS on October 21 at 9:00PM (you can also stream it here), which means those Friday night plans are already set ...

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Betsy Wolfe & Tracie Thoms on Playing the 'Lesbians Next Door' in Falsettos, Looking Like Their Mothers & Not Crying During 'Unlikely Lovers'

Betsy Wolfe & Tracie Thoms on Playing the 'Lesbians Next Door' in Falsettos, Looking Like Their Mothers & Not Crying During 'Unlikely Lovers'

Two of the most beloved supporting characters in modern-day musicals are “the lesbians next door,” kosher caterer Cordelia and internist Dr. Charlotte, in Falsettos. Introduced by composer William Finn in 1990’s Falsettoland (now the second act of the show), these strong and loving women serve as counterpoints to the angst surrounding lead couple Marvin and Whizzer. The brilliantly cast ...

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Blow Us All Away! Five Things Lin-Manuel Miranda Should Totally Do on Saturday Night Live

Blow Us All Away! Five Things Lin-Manuel Miranda Should Totally Do on Saturday Night Live

Live from New York, it’s the ten-dollar founding father! Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda will host Saturday Night Live on October 8, and we can't wait to see what he'll do. From battling it out with body double Cecily Strong to showing off his legendary claw machine skills, here are five things we’d be satisfied with seeing during his stint on NBC’s iconic ...

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Five Things We Learned from Hamilton Mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Periscope Debut

Five Things We Learned from Hamilton Mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Periscope Debut

Let’s get this guy in front of a (digital) crowd! Hamilton creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda broadcast his first Periscope on June 21. The livestream(s) garnered 1.1 million hearts, and over 100K views on the two videos. Miranda addressed many burning fan questions on what he called the “Heart Tweet Machine,” from his favorite Disney movie (“The ...

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They’re Beautiful, And They’re Here: Broadway.com Breaks Down the Performances at the 2016 Tony Awards

They’re Beautiful, And They’re Here: Broadway.com Breaks Down the Performances at the 2016 Tony Awards

The curtain has come down on the 2016 Tony Awards, and what a show it was! In addition to tearful speeches (and sonnets), Glenn Close as Hillary Clinton and a fan video from the Obamas, countless performers took the stage to give us a taste of what Broadway has to offer. Take a look below as we go through each ...

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These GIFs Are Non-Stop! The 14 Most GIF-able Moments of the 2016 Tony Awards

These GIFs Are Non-Stop! The 14 Most GIF-able Moments of the 2016 Tony Awards

The 2016 Tony Awards were a wild ride, from the speeches, to the show performances to Andrew Lloyd Webber playing the tambourine outside the Beacon Theatre. There were plenty of moments—both wacky and touching—that made us take a second look, and thanks to these GIFs, you can take as many looks as you please. Check out how Daveed Diggs really feels ...

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Werk! Broadway.com Ranks the Top 10 Best-Dressed Stars at the 2016 Tony Awards

Werk! Broadway.com Ranks the Top 10 Best-Dressed Stars at the 2016 Tony Awards

Look around, look around! The Great White Way’s most dazzling night has arrived and so have the stars who make it so! Checking out the red carpet looks is one of our favorite parts of the Tony Awards. From breathtaking dresses to super dope duds, take a peek at the ensembles Broadway’s brightest worked on the red carpet.


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