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The recently extended Broadway production of Into The Woods has announced its new cast for the additional weeks, with Stephanie J. Block taking over from Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife and Block’s real-life husband Sebastian Arcelus signing on as the Baker (from Brian d’Arcy James) beginning Sept. 6. Also joining Sept. 6 – the
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The September Broadway residency of rock band Weezer has been canceled due to “low ticket sales and unbelievably high expenses,” frontman Rivers Cuomo announced online last night. “I just learned that our Broadway shows have been cancelled (due to low ticket sales and unbelievably high expenses),” Cuomo wrote on the band’s Discord server. “I’m very
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EXCLUSIVE: Playwright Theresa Rebeck, who created the stage musical-themed NBC series Smash, has joined the real-life Broadway-bound musical adaptation of the 1988 film comedy Working Girl, producers announced today. Rebeck will write the book of the musical, said producers Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler of Aged In Wood Productions and Kumiko Yoshii. While Rebeck has
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Broadway’s The Kite Runner will require audiences to wear masks at Friday night performances beginning August 19, producers announced today, becoming the first Broadway production to adopt a sort of hybrid masking policy. “We have received feedback from some theatregoers who remain cautious about being in an audience with non-masked patrons,” said producer Victoria Lang
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Dame Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73, her husband has said. Her family said in a statement that she “passed away peacefully at her ranch in southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends”. They added: “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her
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Magnum PI star Roger E Mosley has died aged 83 after sustaining injuries in a car crash, his daughter has confirmed. Best known for his role of Theodore ‘T.C.’ Calvin – helicopter pilot and buddy to Tom Selleck’s titular private investigator – he starred in all eight series of the hit show. His daughter Ch-a
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Music industry officials are calling on the government to do more to remove barriers preventing UK artists from touring in the EU since Brexit. Last year, the government announced it had secured visa-free touring to around 20 EU countries. Despite that, artists say performing there is often still too costly, with issues such as equipment
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