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Michael McKean, Annette O'Toole

Annette O’Toole Talks Favorite Theatrical Performances >>

Annette O’Toole is a bona fide living legend. There is known question about that. However, there is a question about who living legends look up to. Recently, 'Playbill' asked the 'Southern Comfort' star about some of her favorite experiences as a theater goer. Check out the report below for a taste of O’Toole’s favorite performances that she has seen.

Disney's 'Frozen' Characters

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Live Theme Park Theater Experience Coming “In Summer” >>

If you are a parent who finally thought your child was ready let, “Let it Go,” go, think again. Disney is building on the hype of the hit film with an all new sequel film, a Broadway show and now a theme park theater experience. 'Frozen' - Live at the Hyperion is getting ready to debut this May in California. So go ahead and save up those caps and enjoy the silence while you can, but Winter is coming this Summer.

Lynn Nottage

Do Black Voices Get Heard in the Theater? >>

Do the works of African American playwrights of the female persuasion get a fair chance at being heard on the stage? Playwright Lynn Nottage, who has been an often caustic critic on this very subject, was in London to receive the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn award for female playwrights. Only 12 percent of plays in the last three years have been authored by African American women. Worse yet, however, is there are none this year, by any woman period.

Adam Pascal

Adam Pascal Talks Return to Nederlander Theater for New Musical ‘Disaster’ Before RENT 20-Year-Anniversary Tour >>

Former 'RENT' star Adam Pascal is getting ready to return home to the Nederlander Theater. The venue that was home to 'RENT’s' Broadway debut is now hosting his new musical, 'Disaster! '(Seth Rudetsky). Now, with 'RENT' turing 20 and getting ready to go back on tour, Pascal is opening up about his love for the place that started it all.


Wheelhouse Theater Presents Bloody New ‘Caesar’ with Mock Donald Trump Campaign: “Make Rome Great Again” >>

New York City is about to get a bloody new production of 'Julius Caesar.' The Wheelhouse Theater Company presents a new run of the Shakespeare classic this March under the direction of Jeff Wise. The show is being promoted as a mock presidential campaign with a slogan that mirrors Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again.”


La Mama & GOH Present ‘Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater’s ‘New World Symphony: Dvorák in America’ >>

The experimental La MaMa Theatre in New York’s Lower East Side in association with GOH Productions & The Dvorák American Heritage Association proudly present the world premiere of the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre’s new production, 'The New World Symphony: Dvorák in America.'

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens Talks Broadway Dream Roles >>

Whenever theater geeks get to together you can bet there two things that are bound to happen. We are going to break out into song and we are going to do a little dream casting. Recently the 'Gigi' (Broadway) star and 'Grease Live' actress opened up about her love for the stage and the roles she would kill to play.

'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

‘Hamilton’ Performing Live At 2016 Grammys After Best Musical Theater Album Nomination [HISTORY] >>

If tickets to see 'Hamilton' weren’t hard enough to get already, they are about to get a whole lot harder. That is after the few members of the public who have never heard of it get a chance to sample the opening from the show at this year’s Grammy awards. Not only is the show nominated for a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, but they will be performing the number "Alexander Hamilton" at this year’s ceremonies.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's 2014 Hot Pink Party - Inside

Sara Bareilles Talks Love of Musical Theater and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Credits Before Broadway's 'Waitress' Opens >>

The musical adaptation of the 2007 film 'Waitress' is gearing up for its big Broadway debut this spring. There is a lot of buzz around Waitress for many reasons but one of the big ones is that the music and lyrics are written by five time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. Bareilles is perhaps best known for writing a song about not writing someone a “Love Song.” Many people might not know that Sara Bareilles is a lifelong fan of musical theater and performed in community theater productions of 'Charlotte’s Web' and 'Little Shop of Horrors.] From Skid Row to the Great White Way, Sara has had quite the journey.

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto Goes From Silver Screen to Great White Way >>

'Heroes', 'American Horror Story: Murder House & Asylum', and the 2009 'Star Trek' reboot. Zachary Quinto was (and still is) well on track to become of the biggest stars of both film and TV. However, Quinto has made the decision to stick a little closer to the stage. Starting off, off-Broadway in 'Angels in America' Quinto made his Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of the classic Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie as Tom. Quinto is currently gearing up for another stint off-Broadway in Noah Haidle’s 'Smokefall.'Now Quinto is opening up about why he left the small and silver screens for the Great White Way.

Winners Of Yale University Literary Award 'The Windham-Campbell Prizes' Announced >>

The names of the inaugural winners of the Windham Campbell Prizes were announced on a live streamed event on March 4, by Yale President-elect Peter Salovey.

Tom Hanks in 'Lucky Guy'

Tom Hanks To Debut On Broadway In World Premiere Of 'Lucky Guy' >>

Well known actor and two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks will debut on Broadway in the world premiere of a play titled 'Lucky Guy.'

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