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Bruce Springsteen cracks joke about DWI at Broadway reopening

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Springsteen had ended his residency in December 2018 after 236 performances but was persuaded to return for a summer's encore ahead of most Broadway shows coming back in September. Thrilled to be back, fully vaccinat...

Broadway comes to TV with ‘American Utopia’ and ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’

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With Broadway marquees dark, this weekend brings a welcome double dose of the New York stage to TV screens: "American Utopia," David Byrne's free-spirited concert, directed by Spike Lee for HBO; and "What the Consti...

Ann Reinking, Broadway star who played Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago,’ dies at 71

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Ann Reinking, the Broadway star who played Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago," has died, her manager Lee Gross confirmed to CNN in an email late Monday. She was 71. Reinking died in her sleep in a Seattle hotel Sat...

Amanda Kloots attends Broadway reopening of ‘Waitress’ honoring her late husband Nick Cordero

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Amanda Kloots returned to Broadway to honor her late husband, Nick Cordero. The co-host of "The Talk" attended the opening night of "Waitress," a Broadway musical which her husband starred in before his death last y...

Theater community reunites for pop-up show in Times Square exactly one year after Broadway went dark due to pandemic

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Exactly one year after Broadway went dark due to the pandemic, members of the theater community reunited for a live, pop-up performance in Times Square. "We Will Be Back," which took place on Friday, aimed to suppor...

Seven new plays coming to Broadway this fall are by Black writers. Is this a turning point for theater?

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Broadway is finally coming back, after going dark last year to prevent the spread of Covid-19. More than a year into a global pandemic and amid an international social justice movement, Broadway, it seems, is changi...

Stephen Sondheim’s death: Stars pay tribute to legendary Broadway composer

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Sondheim died at his home Friday in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to his friend F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times first reported. The composer had celebrated Thanksgiving with friends the day before his death, ...

Andrew Cuomo musical, ‘A Turtle on a Fence Post,’ headed to Broadway

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New York City’s next big off-Broadway production is hoping for your vote and a powerful spot on the Great White Way. Hank Morris, 67, a political consultant who pleaded guilty back in 2010 for his involvement in a pe...

First Broadway theater opens its doors since the Covid-19 pandemic began

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The St. James Theatre in New York on Saturday became the first Broadway theater to open its doors since the coronavirus pandemic shut down performance venues more than a year ago. Nathan Lane, a three-time Tony-winn...

‘Aladdin’ Broadway show cancels performance due to Covid-19 one night after official return

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A performance of Disney's "Aladdin" on Broadway was canceled Wednesday -- one night after the show's return to the theater -- because of Covid-19 cases detected in the theater company, show runners said. It is the ...

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will premiere on Broadway in November

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"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will head to Broadway in November. The story takes place 19 years after Harry, Ron and Hermione saved the wizard world and a new generation of kids are you attending Hogwarts Sch...

Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim dead at 91: reports

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Sondheim died at his home Friday in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to his friend F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times first reported.

‘Police Academy’ and Broadway star Marion Ramsey dies at 73

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Marion Ramsey, the actress best known for her role as Officer Laverne Hooks in the film franchise "Police Academy," died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 73, according to a statement to CNN from manager Roger P...

‘Waitress’ will return to Broadway with Sara Bareilles as lead

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Sara Bareilles will return to Broadway as the lead Jenna Hunterson in the musical "Waitress." The production returns on Sept. 2 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre amid a larger post-pandemic reopening. Producers Barry ...

Users turned ‘Ratatouille’ into a TikTok musical. Now, it will become a benefit for Broadway

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What started as a one-off video for Disney fans turned into one of TikTok's most successful trends. Now, "Ratatouille: A TikTok Musical" is getting as close to Broadway as the pandemic will allow. The production, e...

Broadway workers become supporting actors in NYC vaccination effort

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At the time, there were 31 productions running, including eight new shows in previews and another eight shows in rehearsals preparing for the spring season. But the show will go on, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo anno...

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