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08/7/11

This Week on Broadway for August 7, 2011: Follies begins, Porgy is on deck, with Lauren Ambrose in the hole.

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Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
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Follies Original Cast Recording being played at theater outside and starts previews today.
‘Spring Awakening’: Director adds edge to Asbury Park production of Broadway hit by Peter Filichia
Alecia BrooksDirector Carlos Armesto with actresses Elena Ricardo, center, and Renée Bang Allen, rehearsing “€œSpring Awakening.”€ A director must get the right chemistry out of his cast membe…
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Arts & Leisure: It Ain’t Necessarily ‘Porgy’ by Patrick Healy
Diane Paulus, who had success with “Hair,” is working on a version of “Porgy and Bess” that she hopes will be more palatable to modern Broadway audiences.
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Lauren Ambrose as Fanny Brice: Yay or Nay? by The Mick
Jonathan Groff told us it wasn’t happening months ago, in an interview. And he knows everything there is to know on planet earth, obviously, so we weren’t shocked when we heard Lea Michele was officiall…
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If It Only Even Runs A Minute 7
Julian Ovenden Leaves Death Takes a Holiday; Kevin Earley Steps Into Musical Permanently by Kenneth Jones
Julian Ovenden, the British actor who created the shadowy but charming title character in the current Off-Broadway world premiere of the musical Death Takes a Holiday, has withdrawn from the production owing to…
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JERSEY BOYS to play all weeknights at 7:00pm beginning September 6 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown
JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2011. The hit musical will also continue to play Wedne…
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“The King’s Speech” Headed to Broadway in Fall 2012 by Roger Friedman
I told you first, and quite a while ago, that “The King’s Speech” would head to Broadway after its run as a film. Then it won the Oscar. Now I’m told that David Seidler’s Oscar win…
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British Hit One Man, Two Guvnors May Be Broadway Bound by Broadway.com
British stage hit One Man, Two Guvnors is eyeing a Broadway run under the auspices of producer Bob Boyett, according to Variety. The move could potentially take place within the 2011-12 theater season, but…
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Co-stars for Connick Jr.
Legit News: Turner, Mueller cast in ‘Clear Day’ — Thesps David Turner and Jessie Mueller have booked gigs starring alongside Harry Connick Jr. in the upcoming Broadway revival of “On a Clear Day You Can See Fo…
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NY could be ‘Ghost’ town by Michael Riedel
The new musicals this season aren’t exactly blockbuster central. Douglas Carter Beane’s “Lysistrata Jones” is campy and fun, but it’s not going to topple “The Book of Mormon.” “Nice Work If You Can Get It”…
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Music Ends for Broadway Run of ‘Baby It’s You!’
Producers said Wednesday that the show about pioneering record executive Florence Greenberg and The Shirelles will end its Broadway run on Sept. 4.
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