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SpongeBob, My Fair Lady Win Top Honors at 63rd Drama Desk Awards (Photos!)

SpongeBob SquarePants and My Fair Lady were standouts at the 63rd Drama Desk Awards, winning Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Revival of a Musical, respectively. Admissions and Angels in America won in the same categories for plays. The Drama Desk Awards annually celebrate the best in New York theatre. Nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway during the 2017-2018 season.... Read More...

Aaron Sorkin Sued by Harper Lee Estate Over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Adaptation

Harper Lee’s iconic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” was a stark portrayal of race relations in the deep South during the 1930s, but a planned Broadway play by Aaron Sorkin is failing to adhere to its themes and context, according to a lawsuit filed by the author’s estate. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published to critical acclaim in 1960 and immortalized in a 1962 movie by the same name starring Gregory Peck. Peck won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of protagonist Atticus Finch. ... Read More...

Ariana Grande May Add Some Pop Star Glitz to Wicked on Broadway

Ariana Grande, who began her career in 2008 in Broadway musical 13, could be making a return to the Great White Way as witch Elphaba in the long-running Disney hit Wicked. Jackie Burns is currently reprising the role. The 24-year-old pop star is reportedly in discussions to take on the role and seems an odds on favorite to take it. She has made no secret that she is a huge fan of the production.... Read More...

Harry Connick Tapped to Bring Iconic 1973 Movie ‘The Sting’ to Broadway as Musical

Harry Connick Jr., a veteran Broadway stage actor, has his eyes set on the Great White Way, again. He’ll star in the an musical adaption of the iconic 1973 film “The Sting.” The musical will bow next month at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, with an eye on jumping to Broadway later. The movie starred Paul Newman as Henry Gondorff, a grifter who teams up with another con man to hatch an elaborate plot against a mob boss. Robert Redford played his cohort Johnny “Kelly Hooker.... Read More...

Mia Moravis Charts Music Industry Through Three Women in ‘Session Girls’

Mia Moravis is producer, performer in, and writer of new musical, Session Girls, a look behind-the-scenes at the exploits of three women in the music industry. Van Dean’s Broadway Records will record the show’s debut performance Mar. 6 at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York. Session Girls was conceived of in 2007, during a conversation with my friend Michael who, with his wife Liz, had written and staged his own works,” says Moravis.... Read More...

‘Friends, The Musical Parody’ Is a Hysterical Send-Up of ’90s Sitcom

Could Friends!, The Musical Parody be any more fun? Nope. The hit NBC show is ripe for riffing, and who better to take it on than parody masterminds Tobly and Bob McSmith, the clever writers behind Showgirls! The Musical! and Bayside! The Musical! Whether you’ve simply caught the sitcom in reruns or you have pined for the day when Ross and Rachel would finally get together, this musical is a hysterical send-up of all that you loved to hate about the 1990s.... Read More...
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