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  1. the group portrait
    How to Keep The Lion King Going During a COVID OutbreakDuring the Omicron spike, the nine swings have stayed on alert, ready to play all manner of characters from the savanna.
  2. awards season
    Here Are the Winners of the No-Audience, No-Broadcast Golden GlobesAll the winners you didn’t get to see.
  3. 2022 preview
    33 Plays and Musicals We Can’t Wait to See in 2022Back to the theater! (Soon. We hope.)
  4. covid-19
    More Broadway Shows Cancel Holiday Performances Due to Omicron VariantWaitress, The Lion King, Six, and more cancel Broadway shows this week.
  5. a strange loop
    Pulitzer-Winning A Strange Loop Will Premiere on Broadway in Spring 2022Michael R. Jackson’s self-referential musical won acclaim Off Broadway in 2019.
  6. forget that boy
    West Side Story Can’t Be SavedThe 2021 revival has been lauded by critics. It just left me aching for authentic Puerto Rican stories.
  7. movie review
    Do You Like West Side Story? Then You’ll Love West Side Story.Steven Spielberg finally makes his musical. It was (mostly) worth the wait.
  8. breakout performances
    Annie Live!’s Beard Guy Almost Didn’t Have a BeardJacob Keith Watson on playing seven roles in the live musical, the rise of Mr. Bundles, and pivoting to sea shanties.
  9. baldy connick jr.
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of Annie Live!So much kicking, several endings, and one very good dog.
  10. thanks! it’s giving
    Celina Smith and Baldy Connick Jr. Sing Together At Last in Annie Live! PreviewDuring the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  11. musicals
    Annie Live! Elects Alan Toy As Its Franklin Delano RooseveltHe will be the first polio survivor to take on the role.
  12. reunions
    Lea Michele Heads to HBO … for a Spring Awakening Reunion DocumentaryPremiering next year.
  13. replacements
    Annie Live! Swaps Jane Krakowski Out For Smash’s Megan HiltyAfter Krakowski contracted a breakthrough COVID-19 case.
  14. popular like me
    Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo Will Defy Gravity in Wicked MovieWhat is this feeling?
  15. reunions
    Lea Michele Returning to Broadway Anyway for Spring Awakening Reunion ConcertThe Funny Girl revival won’t rain on her parade.
  16. movie review
    Last Night in Soho Is a Mostly Intoxicating AffairStarring Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, Edgar Wright’s freewheeling, pop-drenched homage to Swinging London is buoyant and brutal.
  17. trailer mix
    The Nose Goes in the Cyrano Trailer Starring Peter DinklageAlongside Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn.
  18. trailer mix
    The Tick, Tick … BOOM! Trailer Is Two and a Half Minutes of Impostor SyndromePlus, listen to the cast recording of “30/90.”
  19. now streaming
    Princess Diana Rocks Out in New Netflix MusicalEven royals love to stage dive!
  20. cheers luv
    Every Thought I Had While Watching Diana: The MusicalBroadway is back (on Netflix), baby!
  21. the music man
    A Trump Aide Would Play ‘Memory’ When He Needed to Calm DownYes, the Cats song.
  22. movie review
    Dear Evan Hansen Walks Through the Uncanny Valley, Ascends AnywayWhen the movie Dear Evan Hansen works, it’s working against the original musical’s platitudes and giving weight to its inherent brutality.
  23. diana sings!
    Diana: The Musical Is Like If All These Other Diana Projects Were Also a MusicalThis taped production will stream on Netflix before it opens on Broadway.
  24. holiday specials
    Roku Gifts Fans a Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Christmas MovieA new stand-alone special featuring the original cast.
  25. fall preview 2021
    Adrienne Warren Stands UpShe opened in Tina so badly hurt she could barely walk. Then came another mountain to climb.
  26. ozdust ballroom
    Ranking PBS’s Wicked in Concert Moments by Sheer BafflementThis one’s not for entry-level Ozians.
  27. movie review
    The Beautiful, Baffling Annette Dares You to Take It SeriouslyAdam Driver and Marion Cotillard bare it all, in more ways than one, for Leos Carax and Sparks’ moving, bizarre musical.
  28. trailer mix
    Dear White People Is Closing Out With a Musical FinaleThe trailer features Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue, Jamiroquai, and more.
  29. casting couch
    Tituss Burgess to Take ‘Easy Street’ to Annie Live! As RoosterAcross from Taraji P. Henson’s Miss Hannigan.
  30. trailer mix
    Adam Driver Is So Adam Driver in the New Annette TrailerWe love an original movie musical.
  31. covid-19
    Netflix’s Matilda Musical Halts Production Due to Positive COVID CaseBridgerton has also shut down indefinitely after multiple positive tests.
  32. prequels
    Call Stockard Channing Because the Grease Prequel Is Revving Up at Paramount+They oughta pull a Wet Hot American Summer and cast the Pink Ladies even older, this time.
  33. tv review
    I’m Just a Girl Who Can’t Say No to Schmigadoon!I love this Golden Age Musical pastiche with the helplessness of a protagonist being yanked into an indulgent, unnecessary dream ballet.
  34. the most swankified network in town
    Look to the PBS-tern Sky for a ‘Wicked’ Celebrity ConcertComing AaaAAaahhhh-gust 29.
  35. theater
    Sara Bareilles Is Bringing Waitress Back to Broadway This FallThe show closed before the pandemic, and yet it’s back again.
  36. musicals
    Pop Sensation Vin Diesel Wants to Do a Fast & Furious Musical“I’m dying to do a musical!”
  37. tv
    The Show-Tunes-Obsessed Mormons Behind Schmigadoon!Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul’s send-up of musical theater is both wholesome and really, really funny.
  38. horse girl energy
    Watch Megan Hilty Sing About Being a Manic Cartoon CentaurWelcome to Centaurworld.
  39. movie review
    Ramshackle Dreams Make In the Heights a Believable FairytaleUncertainty, humanity, and fantasy turn this Broadway adaptation into a show-stopper.
  40. leaping lizards
    Taraji P. Henson to Star As Miss Hannigan in NBC’s Annie Live! We love you, Miss Hannigan!
  41. nature is healing
    Perfectly Named Britney Spears Musical Will Have Its World Premiere in D.C.It’s called Once Upon a One More Time and it’s being put on by the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
  42. musicals
    Scooter Braun to Bring You New Music of the Night With Phantom AdaptationBohemian Rhapsody’s Anthony McCarten will pen the film, based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel.
  43. trailer mix
    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Trailer: Better Teenage-ing Through DragComing to Amazon September 17.
  44. trailer mix
    Dear Evan Hansen Trailer: Ben Platt Reprises His Role As a Straight TeenThe Broadway adaptation hits theaters September 24.
  45. live tv musicals
    Annie Live! Will Come Out, Well, Not Tomorrow, But During the Holidays on NBCThe live TV musical tradition returns, this time directed by Lear deBessonet.
  46. reopening
    Chicago to Rouge Knees, Roll Stockings Down, Return to Broadway on September 14And all that jazz!
  47. broadway
    The Pop Queens of Six Will Start Belting on Broadway Again This SeptemberThe pop musical was originally supposed to open the night Broadway shut down.
  48. broadway
    The Phantom of the Opera Returning to Broadway in OctoberTickets go on sale May 7 at 9 a.m.
  49. theater
    A Great Gatsby Musical from Florence Welch Has Gotten a Green LightNo, not a stage version of the Baz Luhrmann movie.
  50. broadway
    Hugh Jackman Belts Out a Statement About Scott Rudin in All CapsMust get rid of toxic in community.
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