October 06, 2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Daddy Long Legs Stars Perform Touching "The Color of Your Eyes"

Daddy Long Legs stars Megan McGinnis and Paul Alexander Nolan took the stage at the Davenport Theatre to perform "The Color of Your Eyes" from the Paul Gordon (music and lyrics) and John Caird (book, director) musical. Based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, the story finds a mysterious benefactor paying an orphan's college tuition, with the stipulation that she write him a letter once a month. See show details.

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Prince of Broadway Preview Features Tunes From Show Boat, Sweeney Todd, Follies

Prince of Broadway is a musical retrospective that spans the career of Harold Prince, the multiple Tony-winning director and producer. Prince himself directs the production; Susan Stroman co-directs and choreographs. Book is by David Thompson. Arrangements and musical supervision are by Jason Robert Brown. The cast features Ramin Karimloo, Shuler Hensley, Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner, Mariand Torres, Bryonha Marie Parham, Tony Yazbeck, Kaley Ann Voorhees and Reon Yuzuki. Here, they run through tunes from Company, Flora, the Red Menace, It’s a Bird...It’s Plane...It’s Superman, Sweeney Todd and more. The show plays Japan's Tokyu Theatre Orb. Oct. 23-Nov. 22, then Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall Nov. 28-Dec. 10.

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Say Good Bye to Fun Home's Sydney Lucas With "Ring of Keys" Like You've Never Heard (or Seen) It Before!

As Sydney Lucas wraps up her run in Fun Home (she left the production Oct. 4), take a look back at this special video featuring Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Lucas herself and the entire cast of the show as they perform the anthem "Ring of Keys." Each cast member was asked to present the song in any style they chose. Some stuck to more traditional means of expression, but others chose to bring signs, interpretive movement, tiny stuffed bears, American Sign Language and "screamo" rock music into the equation. See highlights from the Tony-winning show.

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"Broadway Boroughs" Visits Manhattan Valley Home — With a Actual Working Fireplace!

Merri Sugarman of Tara Rubin Casting invited Candi Boyd and Quinn VanAntwerp to her home in the Upper West Side's Manhattan Valley for the latest episode of "Broadway Boroughs." Although small, her apartment often serves as meeting place for her many local friends — the fact that she has a working fireplace does not hurt! Read the Playbill story.

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Amazing Grace Cast Performs Emotional Spoken Word Version of the Iconic Title Hymn

Playbill went backstage at the Nederlander Theatre to meet up with the cast of Amazing Grace as they come to the end of their Broadway run. In this exclusive video, Erin Mackey, Rheaume Crenshaw, Sara Brophy, Bret Shuford, Oneika Phillips, Miquel Edson, Clifton Samuels, Uyoata Udi, Sean Ewing, Rachael Ferrera and Harriett D. Foy shared a special spoken word version of the iconic hymn that titles the show. Performances run through Oct. 25. See show details.

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Spamalot Shows "Bright Side of Life" in New Production

Theatre at the Center presents Spamalot, the Tony-winning musical based on the 1975 film "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." The show features flatulent Frenchmen, dancing divas, deadly rabbits and clueless knights. Book and lyrics are by Eric Idle and music is by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Performances run through Oct. 18 at the Munster, IN venue. See show details.

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From "Hot, Hot, Hot" to Camelot, Buster Poindexter Plays Café Carlyle

In the '70s, David Johansen made a name for himself in New York City's underground rock music scene as lead singer of the influential New York Dolls. In the '80s, he morphed into Buster Poindexter, a pompadour-coiffed crooner with a taste for cabaret and lounge tunes and hit it big with a cover of "Hot, Hot, Hot," a Caribbean party anthem. Playbill was on hand as Poindexter and band prepped for their current run at Café Carlyle with a rendition of "The Seven Deadly Virtues" from Camelot. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:45 p.m. through Oct. 10. See show details.

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Ana Gasteyer Joins "The Goldbergs" For Fun With A Chorus Line

Ana Gasteyer guest stars as drama teacher Miss Cinoman in this week's episode of ABC's "The Goldbergs." Sean Giambrone stars as Adam Goldberg, who, as he enters puberty, is experiencing some awkward changes, including those with his voice. In this clip from the show, Miss Cinoman encourages Adam to be part of the school show, and Adam does his very best to perform "I Can Do That" from a A Chorus Line. The episode, titled "A Chorus Lie," was written by Marc Firek and directed by David Katzenberg. The show airs Sept. 30 at 8:30 PM, EST. Read the Playbill story.

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Lea Salonga, Telly Leung and Katie Rose Clarke Preview New Broadway Musical Allegiance

The cast of Allegiance took to the stage of the Longacre Theatre on Sept. 29 to preview three songs from the upcoming Broadway musical. Allegiance features music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, book by Jay Kuo, Lorenzo Thione and Marc Acito, and stars Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Katie Rose Clarke and Michael K. Lee. Previews begin Oct. 6 at the Longacre Theatre, ahead of a Nov. 8 opening night. See show details.

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Alli Mauzey, Michael Urie, Chad Kimball Bring Broadway Back to School

On Sept. 20, [title of show] pals Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell hosted Broadway Back to School at Feinstein's/54 Below. The event featured Broadway stars as well as kids from The Beacon School Thespian Troupe performing classic musical theatre tunes. Alli Mauzey, Michael Urie, Seth Rudetsky, Chad Kimball and more lent their energy to this event which raised money for the Educational Theatre Association, an organization that helps young thespians live their dream. Donate here.



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