Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Begins: Pics Inside The Lyric Theater

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” begins previews tonight at the Lyric Theatre, which has been newly co-designed by Christine Jones and Brett J. Banakis.

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Escape to Margaritaville: Pics and Review

Escape to Margaritaville, the new Broadway musical with songs by Jimmy Buffett, promises much the same experience as the week long tropical resort vacation that it depicts — fun, relaxation, even romance. As with such resorts, the musical, opening at the Marquis, has its disappointments, but it largely delivers; all it asks of you in return is that you put your brain on hold.

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

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Frozen on Broadway: 5 Portraits, 3 New Songs

Frozen, the Broadway musical based on the animated film, is currently in previews and will open March 22 at the St. James Theater. Below are photographic portraits of the five principal cast members by Andrew Eccles, and videos of three new songs by composers Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez — including the latest, “Dangerous to Dream” — released by the hard-working publicity department at Disney Theatrical.

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Hamilton Broadway Cast 2018: New Photographs

Below are new photographs of the cast of Hamilton on Broadway as of March, 2018, three years after opening Off-Broadway at the Public Theater. It moved to Broadway, opening on August 6, 2015.

The current cast:

Michael Luwoye – Hamilton
Lexi Lawson – Eliza Hamilton
Daniel Breaker _ Aaron Burr
Mandy Gonzales – Angelica Schuyler
Bryan Terrell Clark – George Washington
James Monroe Inglehart – Lafayette/Jefferson
Quinton Johnson – Mulligan/Madison
Anthony Lee Medina – Laurens/Hamilton
Joanna Jones – Peggy Schulyer/Maria Reynolds
Euan Morton – King George

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Frozen on Broadway: First Preview Curtain Call


In The Heights Reunion: Songs Left Out of the Show

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and original cast members of “In The Heights” sing some of the dozens of songs that Miranda wrote, but left out of, the Tony-winning Broadway musical, during the 10th year reunion of the show at BroadwayCon 2018.

Joining Miranda in the panel were book writer Quiara A. Hudes, and performers (listing them alphabetically) Janet Dacal (Carla), Mandy Gonzalez (Nina), Christopher Jackson (Benny), Patricia Lopez (Camila) Olga Merediz (Abuela Claudia), Javier Munoz (ensemble, then Usnavi) Karen Olivo (Vanessa) and Seth Stewart (Graffiti Pete.) The moderator as Luis Miranda, Lin-Manuel’s father.

Phantom of the Opera Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary on Broadway

Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway on January 26, 1988. A gala tonight (two days early) celebrates the 30th anniversary of the longest-running show in Broadway history. Watch the Red Carpet live (starts at around 1 minute five seconds.)

Hal Prince at 16 minute mark: “Except for two years and two months, I’ve had a show on Broadway since 1954.” Why has Phantom lasted so long? “It’s a love story. You’d think a lot of shows would be love stories on Broadway. But very few are….”
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