Cast Set for North Shore Music Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors

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Written by: Andrew Gans

Regional News

The Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical will begin performances at the Massachusetts venue in September. Casting is complete for the North Shore Music Theatre‘s upcoming production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken‘s Little Shop of Horrors, which will play the Massachusetts venue September 20-October 2.

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Review: A Faithful ‘Kinky Boots,’ With All Its Pizazz and Pitfalls

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Written by: Elisabeth Vincentelli

The Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein musical, in which the drag queen Lola saves a provincial shoe factory, makes an Off Broadway return at the spacious Stage 42.

You can’t keep a drag queen down, at least not for long. It was only April 2019 that the Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein musical “Kinky Boots” closed on Broadway after a six-year run, and already it’s back in town. The Britain-set show, in which the statuesque performer Lola saves a provincial shoe factory by inspiring a line of toweringly outré footwear, is now running Off Broadway.

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THE QUEENS OF SIX ARE TAKING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA THIS OCTOBER!

South Florida – August 23, 2022 – The Queens of SIX (@sixustour) are taking over South Florida this October! The Broward Center (@browardcenter) in Ft. Lauderdale and the Arsht Center (@arshtcenter) in Miami are proud to kick off South Florida’s new Broadway season with the electrifying new musical phenomenon SIX by Tony Award®-winners Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss this fall. Fans will have two opportunities to catch the Tony Award®-winning musical beginning at the Broward Center from October 11-23, and at the Arsht Center from October 25-30.

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‘Take Me Out’ to Return to Broadway This Fall

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Written by: Nicole Herrington

Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson will reprise their roles in the play, which won a Tony for best revival in June.

Second Stage Theater’s much-acclaimed, Tony Award-winning revival of Richard Greenberg’s 2002 play, “Take Me Out,” is returning to Broadway this fall with both Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson reprising their roles, producers announced on Thursday.

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Why Funny Girl Might Be for You: The Broadway Applause Series Salutes Funny Girl!

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Written by: Brittani Samuel

The “greatest star” is back! More than five decades after its original Broadway debut, Funny Girl is running now under the bright lights of the August Wilson Theater. The 1964 Tony-nominated musical-turned-movie was the vehicle that launched American songstress Barbra Streisand’s entertainment career into the stratosphere. Now, the role of the lovable, plucky hopeless romantic Fanny Brice is bringing delight to a new generation of musical theatre lovers. Here are six reasons why you do not want to miss Funny Girl’s long-awaited revival.

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1997 TV Cinderella, Starring Brandy, Sets 25th Anniversary Reunion Special on 20/20

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Written by: Logan Culwell-Block


Film & TV News

1997 TV Cinderella, Starring Brandy, Sets 25th Anniversary Reunion Special on 20/20

The event will feature original cast members Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber, and more.

The 1997 TV production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Brandy and the late Whitney Houston, has set a 25th anniversary reunion special for ABC-TV’s 20/20, airing August 23 during Disney’s World Princess Week. The one-hour-long event will feature original cast members Brandy and Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Veanne Cox, along with Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, Jade Jones, and more reflecting on the impact of the movie musical. The special will be followed by the first broadcast TV airing of the film in more than two decades.

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Olivia Newton-John, Star of Grease and Xanadu Films, Dies at 73

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Written by: Andrew Gans

Obituaries

Olivia Newton-John, Star of Grease and Xanadu Films, Dies at 73

The singer and actor also enjoyed a string of hits, including “Physical,” “I Honestly Love You,” and “Have You Never Been Mellow.”

 

The angelic-voiced Olivia Newton-John, who rocketed to superstardom opposite John Travolta in the blockbuster film version of the Broadway musical Grease, passed away August 8, according to a statement from husband John Easterling. She was 73.

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