Broadway

Ben Platt performs with the cast of "Dear Evan Hansen."
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Cherri Gregg
March 18, 2019 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — No need to wave through a window to see these stage musicals — Broadway's best productions are coming to the Kimmel. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts released its lineup for the 2019-20 season , including the Philadelphia premieres of "Come From Away," "Mean...
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Director Stephen Daldry attends the Broadway opening night of "The Audience" at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York. Universal Pictures said Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
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February 08, 2019 - 4:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winds have changed again for the long-awaited movie version of the hit musical "Wicked." Universal Pictures says Friday that the film will land in theaters on Dec. 22, 2021. It had originally been on the schedule for this December. Stephen Daldry is still set to direct the...
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Cast of "Rent" on FOX TV
CNN
January 28, 2019 - 10:42 am
By Brian Lowry, CNN (CNN) -- "Rent" got a bad break -- literally -- when one of its key characters broke his foot, forcing Fox to broadcast a dress rehearsal, thus robbing the musical of its "Live!" designation. But given the various shortcomings, it's not clear it would have made enough of a...
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In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo Idina Menzel arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Coco" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.
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January 27, 2019 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Rent" fans will get an extra treat Sunday night during Fox's live broadcast when stars from the original Broadway musical enjoy cameos, including Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and Taye Diggs. Fox confirmed Sunday that stars from the 1996 Broadway production would appear alongside the...
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Entertainer Michael Jackson sings at half-time during the Super Bowl X XVII game between the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
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January 24, 2019 - 9:38 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson will premiere in Chicago later this year before heading to Broadway in 2020. Officials said Wednesday that "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" will begin pre-Broadway performances at Chicago's Nederlander Theatre on Oct. 29 and run through Dec. 1...
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This June 19, 1978 file photo shows actress Carol Channing in New York. Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television has died at age 97.
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January 15, 2019 - 8:02 am
By Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly" on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll said...
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Hugh Jackman
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November 29, 2018 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. The multi-talented entertainer announced his "The Man. The Music. The Show." tour on Thursday, which will feature Jackman singing songs from "The Greatest...
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Rita Moreno joins 'West Side Story' movie remake
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November 28, 2018 - 1:33 pm
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- The original "West Side Story" film in 1961 earned Rita Moreno an Oscar, and now she has signed on for the remake. The 86-year-old actress is reportedly set to play Valentina, "a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner...
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Kids rehearse six hours a day for Music Theatre Philly's summer camp series production of "Hamilton."
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Cherri Gregg
August 28, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of lucky kids aren't throwing away their shot to bring a miniature version of one of the nation's most popular Broadway musicals to the stage this week. Nearly two dozen kids are rehearsing six hours a day — plus more practice time at home — to perfect Music...
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In this Sept. 22, 1994, file photo, american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash.
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August 26, 2018 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia surrounded by family at...
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