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Following on the heels of NBC's acclaimed rock musical presentation Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, the network has announced Hair Live! as its next live musical event, set to be broadcast in the spring of 2019 in front of a live audience. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive-produced each of NBC's live musicals since The Sound of Music revived the programming genre, will executive-produce the telecast.

"When we both, individually, saw Hair on Broadway, we were knocked out by how musical theater could be stretched into something so daring, immersive and audacious," said Zadan and Meron. "Its recent Broadway revival showed how timeless the show is and that it's relevant to any era. Hair is filled with heartfelt emotion, joy and thrilling music and it really will be the new dawning of the Age of Aquarius."

Hair tells the story of a group of politically active hippies living a bohemian life in New York while fighting against and resisting the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friends Berger and Sheila, and their "tribe" are coming of age in the world of the sexual revolution while struggling with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents ...

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Mean Girls star Erika Henningsen ends her vlog with a Yanny vs. Laurel debate, an epic listening party and more.

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Lisa Howard as Tammy and Eric Petersen as Brick in Escape to Margaritaville.

Can't you feel it circling, honey? Can't you feel it swimming around? The new musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, will launch a North American tour in October 2019. According to producer Frank Marshall, the traveling production will kick off at Rhode Island's Providence Performing Arts Center. Directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, Escape to Margaritaville opened at Broadway's Marquis Theatre in March 2018. Tour cities and casting will be announced at a later date.
 


Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the ocean's warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Featuring music and lyrics by Buffett ...

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Get ready to experience Joshua Henry's soul-stirring "Soliloquy" on repeat. The Tony-nominated revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel has announced an original Broadway cast recording. The album will be released digitally on June 8 with a physical CD available on July 13.

Henry leads the cast in a Tony-nominated turn as Billy Bigelow alongside Jessie Mueller in a Tony-nommed performance as Julie Jordan. The principal company also includes Tony nominee and Broadway.com vlogger Lindsay Mendez as Carrie Pipperidge, Tony nominee Alexander Gemignani as Enoch Snow, Tony nominee Renée Fleming as Nettie Fowler, Tony nominee John Douglas Thompson as the Starkeeper, Amar Ramasar as Jigger, Brittany Pollack as Louise and Margaret Colin as Mrs. Mullin.

Tony winner Jack O'Brien directs the revival with choreography by Tony nominee Justin Peck. Previews began on February 28 with an official opening of April 12. Carousel features orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick and musical direction by Andy Einhorn.

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Frozen's Jelani Alladin reveals his castmates secret talents!

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They were willing to wait for it and they didn't throw away their shot! The North American touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical masterwork Hamilton won the 2018 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Tour. The 19th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on May 24 in New York City. The Hamilton tour, currently playing Houston's Hobby Center and Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Hall, continues to criss-cross the country, with upcoming engagements in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Boston and more.

This marks the first time the traveling production of Wicked hasn't won the Favorite Tour BACA trophy since the category was introduced in 2011. The Broadway production of Hamilton, currently running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, won 11 2016 BACAs, including Favorite New Musical and Favorite New Song for "Satisfied."

Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

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Each year since 2000, Broadway.com has asked our readers to pick their favorites of the season in our annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. The 2018 results are in! After receiving 12 Tony Award nominations, Mean Girls has topped the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award wins with eight. Mean Girls' standout performer Barrett Wilbert Weed triumphed with three wins, while her co-star Grey Henson and SpongeBob SquarePants leading man Ethan Slater each won two awards. Acting honors also went to Once On This Island star Hailey Kilgore, Angels in America lead Andrew Garfield, Lobby Hero player Chris Evans and The Parisian Woman stars Uma Thurman and Philippa Soo. 

The 19th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on May 24. Below are this year's winners of Broadway's most fan-friendly prize!


Mean Girls
Favorite New Musical: Mean Girls: book by Tina Fey, music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin
Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical: Grey Henson
Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical: Barrett Wilbert Weed
Favorite Funny Performance: Barrett Wilbert Weed
Favorite Diva Performance: Taylor Louderman
Favorite Onstage Pair: Grey Henson & Barrett Wilbert Weed
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Erika ...

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Mean Girls star Erika Henningsen lets the Plastics commandeer her camera this week. Get ready for serious fun and real talk!

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The John Gore Organization has announced the promotion of Susan Krajsa to President of Broadway Across America (BAA). A veteran of the Broadway industry, Krajsa has been with the company for 27 years in various positions, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Presenting.

Working alongside BAA's Co-CEOs, Jeff Daniel and Rich Jaffe, Krajsa will continue to oversee the relationships with the theatrical presenting institutions and partners in BAA's 44 cities and supervise the regional management team for North America's largest theatrical touring business.

"Susie has been instrumental to the success of Broadway Across America," said John Gore, Chairman and CEO of the John Gore Organization. "Her contributions to the company are so significant that we have Susie to thank for naming the company Broadway Across America almost fifteen years ago."

"Susie's devotion to presenting theater across the country has ensured that the meaningful work on the Great White Way reaches all corners of the country. I congratulate her on her well-deserved promotion," said Miles Wilkin, Vice Chairman of the John Gore Organization.

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Frozen's Jelani Alladin takes us inside a listening party for the cast album and hangs out with his talented co-stars.

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