This Week on Broadway for March 5, 2017: Wakey, Wakey and Beauty and the Beast (2017 film)


Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino and Michael Portantiere review 9 Circles @ Sheen Center, Concert of An American Victory @ 54 Below, Wakey, Wakey @ The Pershing Square Signature Center, Beauty and the Beast (2017 film), and Dog Sees God @ Hemlock Theatre Co (Staten Island).


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MP: 9 Circles @ Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street, through March 19, 2017

YouTube: 9 CIRCLES TRAILER (Sheen Center)

JF: Concert of An American Victory @ 54 Below

MP: Wakey, Wakey @ The Pershing Square Signature Center through April 2, 2017


JF: Beauty and the Beast (2017 film)

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MP: Dog Sees God @ Hemlock Theatre Co (Staten Island)



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