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Percy Jackson – The Musical?

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Chris McCarrell, will star in a brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical this March at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Written by Joe Tracz (Netflix “Series of Unfortunate Events”) and Rob Rokicki (Strange Tails), and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar), the strictly limited engagement will begin performances on March 23, opening on Tuesday, April 4 and will run through May 6, 2017.

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Exclusive: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail Talks with Michelle about Hamilton, The Fosters and more!

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Like all musical theater lovers I’ve been obsessed with  Hamilton this year. Primarily because I was offered a chance to see the show during the press previews and I didn’t go because I was too lazy to see it. Now that it’s a worldwide phenom, the press people tell me to go away, whenever I ask for a ticket. I did manage to see it, by chance. I told Director Thomas Kail my Hamilton story and he got a laugh out of it.

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel was in DC to receive the National Archive Foundation’s Record of the Year Award. We talked a bit about television and his mother’s love of The Fosters (a show I used to be obsessed with), making Broadway more accessible to everyone, politics and there’s a short clip of his Q and A at the end! Also receiving the award was Thomas Kail (Hamilton Director) and Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow. Also on hand were Hamilton Director Thomas Kail and Hamilton Author Ron Chernow.

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Lin Manuel Miranda Receives National Archives Record of Achievement Award

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I think everyone who follows me on Facebook knows of my obsession and story regarding Hamilton. I was offered press tickets during it’s opening run, but was too damn lazy to go up to NYC to see it. Then of course once it exploded I lost my opportunity and my contact was like “Go away you hockey puck!” By pure chance I ended up seeing the show earlier this year.  So to say I was excited to get a chance to meet and talk to Lin-Manuel Miranda was an understatement.

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Fresh From America’s Got Talent, The Clairvoyants Invade Broadway!

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They may have been runners up on America’s Got Talent, but illusionist duo The Clairvoyants are heading to Broadway as stars of a new, magical revue: The Illusionsts – Turn Of The Century.

For details, read on.

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The Bridges of Madison County Soars at The Kennedy Center

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The Broadway musical, Bridges of Madison County starts its extended run at The Kennedy Center this week. The show, based on author Robert James Waller’s hugely successful book, which was also adapted into film by Clint Eastwood. This is a story about love won, love lost and the general messiness of life.

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Broadway’s Stars In The Alley is Tomorrow (Friday)!

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The cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical performs at the 2014 Stars in the Alley Concert Photo by Amanda Schwab

One of my favorite events of the years is Broadway’s Stars In The Alley. Every year for the last few years, the Broadway League puts on a free outdoor concert. The 2 hour event is sort of an unofficial dress rehearsal for the Tony Awards and features appearances and performances from over 30 different Broadway shows. The event is held Friday, June 3rd, in the historic Shubert Alley on West 44th, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, rain or shine.

The nice thing is, it’s usually a well organized event and normally starts on time, so get there early! This year’s participants include performances from the cast of Something Rotten, The Color Purple, Get On Your Feet and more. The cast of Hamilton will make an appearance as well, although not performing. Here’s a full list.

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The Waitress Musical Previewed!

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Sometimes life makes you feel like you’re stuck. Sometimes it’s your own choices that get you there – the people who spend your time with or the activities where you put your energy that leave you feeling like you have nowhere to go. Other times, it’s other people’s decisions that seem to trap you.

Once in awhile, it’s factors out of anyone’s control, and simply the twists and turns of happenstance. For Jenna, the main character in Waitress, it feels like all of the above. The various events that led her there aside, Jenna feels stuck – and Waitress is a musical about how people can move forward even when they don’t know exactly where forward is.

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Washington DC’S National Theater Getting in on Hamilton Action

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This is going to be a total cluster. In order to even hope to get tickets to Hamilton over a Year away, you pretty much have to subscribe to The Kennedy Center’s Broadway Subscription for the next 2 seasons. That’s several thousand dollars just to see this stupid show. Now to muddle the waters even further.

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Al Pacino Returns To Broadway This Week in China Doll!

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The anticipated limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet’s new play CHINA DOLL, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will start performances tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street).  Tickets for CHINA DOLL are also available for purchase online at www.telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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Theater Review (DC): The National Tour of Beautiful The Carole King Story Shines

Abby Mueller as Carol King. Photo by Nathan Johnson
Abby Mueller as Carol King. Photo by Nathan Johnson

I love watching Musicals where I “learn” something new or discover that some of my favorite songs were written by the same person. One of the biggest and most celebrated musicals of the last few years – The National Tour of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical iscurrently doing an extended stint (October 6 – 25th) in Washington, DC at The Kennedy Center.

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