Broadway

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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Bruce Springsteen
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July 18, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Put away your wallet — you won't have to pay hundreds of dollars to see Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show. Netflix announced Wednesday that it will broadcast The Boss' one-man show on Dec. 15, his last performance. "Springsteen on Broadway" has been extended three times. He had...
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In this Oct. 14, 2005, file photo, Hollywood icon Tab Hunter answers questions from the crowd during a book signing in New York for his memoir, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star."
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File
July 09, 2018 - 11:21 am
By Shawn Marsh, Associated Press Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenage girls in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees!" and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86. Producer and...
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some of the touring company's actors from "Aladdin" stepped off stage to lead a special health and wellness workshop at the Christian Street YMCA for young fans.
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Justin Udo
June 26, 2018 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Stars from a Broadway box office smash hit are using their show to encourage kids to get up and go. For the next week, the popular musical "Aladdin" will continue to bring some Disney magic to the Academy of Music for nightly performances. On Tuesday, some of the...
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Todd Ellison
Philly POPS
Steve Tawa
June 21, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Next year at this time, the Philly POPS will be bringing in a new conductor, Todd Ellison, to lead the ensemble in American popular music. In a mutual decision, current Music Director Michael Krajewski will conclude his six-year tenure next spring. He's a pianist with...
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This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, file
June 20, 2018 - 12:55 pm
By Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking its way to Broadway. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage on Tuesday unveiled plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. They hope it will be ready for...
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June 09, 2018 - 9:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This fall, Broadway-goers will get a chance to see both Harry Potter and "Harry Potter." Daniel Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard in the J.K. Rowling franchise, will return to Broadway in "The Lifespan of a Fact," co-starring Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones. Leigh Silverman will...
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 Broadway grosses hit another record high this season by pulling in $1.7 billion, fueled by fervent demand to see such draws as Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler and a grown-up Harry Potter.
AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File
May 30, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway grosses hit another record high last season by pulling in $1.7 billion, fueled by fervent demand to see such draws as Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler and a grown-up Harry Potter. Data from the Broadway League, the national trade association for the industry, released...
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Broadway
May 11, 2018 - 12:43 pm
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" will open in December after a lawsuit that threatened to shut down the production was settled Thursday. The deal was announced in a joint statement from producer Scott Rudin's production company...
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