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Best Tony Performances

The Tony Awards are in 5 days and what better way to celebrate than watching some the best Tony performances:

17. “You Don’t Know”/”I Am the One” from Next to Normal, 2009

16, “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray, 2003

15. “Forget About the Boy” from Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2002

14. “Magic To Do” from Pippin, 1973

13. “Ragtime” from Ragtime, 1998

12. “96,00” from In the Heights, 2008

11. “Anything Goes” from Anything Goes, 2011

10. Bernadette Peters sings “Rose’s Turn” from Gypsy, 2003

9.”All That Jazz”/ “Hot Honey Rag” from Chicago, 1997

8. “Sunday” from Sunday in the Park with George, 1984

7. Christine Ebersole sings “The Revolutionary Costume for Today” from Grey Gardens, 2007

6. “Turkey Lurkey Time” from Promises, Promises, 1969

5. “Tomorrow”/”You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”/”Easy Street” from Annie, 1978

4. Patti LuPone sings “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy, 2008

3. “A New Argentina” from Evita, 1980

2. “I Hope I Get It” from A Chorus Line, 1976

1. Jennifer Holliday sings “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls, 1982

Tune into the Tony Awards June 12th 8pm EST on CBS.

ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

Motown Returns To Broadway

Callin’ out around the world are you ready for a limited engagement of Motown The Musical? This production will run for 18 weeks beginning July 2016 at the Nederlander Theatre.

Sylvia Announces Its Last Broadway Wag

This production starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (It’s Only a Play, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Producers, How to Succeed…), Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You, Kinky Boots, Hair) and Tony Award winner Julie White will play its final performance on Jan. 3, 2016. At closing, this show will have played 79 performances and 27 previews. Sylvia is currently playing at The Cort Theatre.

Dames At Sea Sets Closing Date

This production will play its final performance Jan. 3, 2016. At closing, this production will have played 85 regular performances and 32 previews. Dames At Sea is currently playing at the Helen Hayes Theater. In addition, The Broadway Booking Office is scheduling the first national tour of Dames At Sea which is set to sail in fall 2017.

Grease: Live Releases a Summer Lovin’ Brand-New Promo

Fox’s live musical special stars Julianna Hough as Sandy, Aaron Tveit as Danny, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo and Keke Palmer as Marty. This one-night special airs Jan. 31, 2016 from 7:00-10:00p.m (ET live/PT tape-delayed).

The Tony Awards Announces Date and Theatre

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The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards will take place at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016.  The award ceremony will air on CBS from 8:00-11:00pm(ET/PT delayed).

ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

The Lion King Reigns On Broadway

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The Lion King became the third-longest running Broadway show in history earlier this week. This production has run for 18 years and has played over 7,486 performances.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Welcomes Broadway Lineup

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Cast members of The Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King and I, On Your Feet! and Something Rotten! will perform during the first hour of NBC’s broadcast of the 98th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. School of Rock will be jamming out later on in the broadcast. Make sure to tune in at 9 a.m on Nov. 26.

We Just Can’t WAITress

A casting update has been announced for Waitress: A New Musical starring Tony Award-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical). The cast includes Eric Anderson (South Pacific, Kinky Boots, Rocky, The Last Ship) as Cal, Christopher Fitzgerald (An Act of God, Chicago, Young FrankensteinFinian’s Rainbow) as Ogie, Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Dr. Pomatter, Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is The New Black,” Spring Awakening, Love’s Labour’s Lost) as Dawn, Dakin Matthews (The Audience Rocky, The Best Man) as Joe and Keala Settle (LES MISERABLES, Hands On A Hard Body) as Becky. This production will begin previews on March 25, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

On Your Feet! opens on Broadway

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The musical based on the story of Grammy Award winners Emilio and Gloria Estefan opens tonight at the Marquis Theatre. Check back here for review updates!

You’re Just Too Good To Be True, Jersey Boys

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Jersey Boys celebrates 10 years on Broadway, tomorrow! This production has played over 4,140 performances and is the 12th longest-running Broadway show in history. Check out an interview on TODAY with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio!

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Get Connected With Bway Zone

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A new, interactive website for the Broadway babies launched this week. Bway Zone allows the littles to be a part of the Broadway family by connecting with Broadway stars and sharing pictures and stories of their own.

Happy Anniversary, Wicked

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Wicked celebrates its 12th year on Broadway TODAY! This show has played over 5,000 performances and is number 11 on the list of Broadway’s long-running productions.

Anything You Can Do Megan Can Do Better

New York City Center presented Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert for two night only starring Megan Hilty (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Andy Karl (Rocky), Chuck Cooper (Amazing Grace), Judy Kaye (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!) and Ron Rains (Follies). If you missed out, watch the clip above to see this Tony-honored cast.

ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

School of Rock Goes 360

It’s time to join the band, folks! The School of Rock released an immersive 360 music video for their song, “You’re In The Band”. School of Rock will be in session starting Nov 9, 2015. DON’T BE LATE!  Be sure to check out the cast this morning on TODAY.

The Gin Game Opens On Broadway

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The Gin Game starring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson opened on Wednesday to positive reviews. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times stated, “Mr. Jones and Ms. Tyson draw out all its nuances, as Weller and Fonsia bicker and make nice over a card table. These two superlative performers establish beyond doubt, if we needed any reminding, that great talent is ageless and ever-rewarding.” The Gin Game will be playing at the Golden Theatre through Jan. 10, 2016. Check out pictures from the starry opening night here.

“Miracles of Miracles”! Watch A Sneak Peak of The Fiddler On The Roof

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Yesterday was Press Day at Fiddler on The Roof! Listen to this extremely talented cast sing a few favorites. IMPORTANT: Danny Burstein should start preparing his Tony speech…

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All That’s Known” is Spring Awakening is a Hit

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Spring Awakening opened on Sunday to positive reviews. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times called it, “A first-rate production of a transporting musical.” What an exciting time to be a part of the theatre. Take a look at more of their reviews here.

American Psycho Finds a Home

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It was announced earlier this week that American Psycho will begin previews on March 24, 2016, at the Schoenfeld Theatre. This production stars Benjamin Walker (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman and will feature music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Duncan Sheik.

Grease: Live Welcomes Frenchy

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Carly Rae Jepsen was recently announced as the newest Pink Lady in Fox’s Grease: Live TV production. I’ve got to be honest, I’m super excited about this casting. Tune in to Fox on Jan. 31, 2016 and watch this star-studded cast remember those summer nights.

Tony Awards Set Date

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The American Theatre Wing’s 70th annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2016. As usual, the broadcast will air live from NYC on the CBS Television Network from 8:00-11:00pm. The Tony Awards will not be held at Radio City Musical Hall and a new home has yet to be announced. Stay tuned…

The Show Must Go On

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Hurricane Joaquin was increased to a category 4 hurricane yesterday. As of today, no shows have made any official announcements regarding cancellations. Hey, maybe this weekend will be YOUR weekend at the Hamilton lotto!

ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

Amazing Grace Sets Closing Date

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The musical based on the story behind the iconic song will play its final performance on October 25. By the time of closing, Amazing Grace will have played a total of 24 previews and 114 regular performances. Don’t lose faith folks, a national tour is in the works! Stay tuned…

AT&T, You Just Got Patti LuPwned

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THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN and she urges you to drop AT&T! “I dropped them years ago, not because of an arrogant and ignorant spokesperson, but because their service stunk,” LuPone told Playbill.com. “I made the right decision to go with Verizon.” Read the rest of her statement here. Come on AT&T, who do you think you are?!

Mann Steps In To Finding Neverland

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Tony nominee Terrence Mann is returning to Broadway as Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in Finding Neverland. Mann will be replacing Anthony Warlow who replaced Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer during his summer hiatus. There is no news if Grammar will be returning to the production.  Mann will begin performances on September 29.

Tony Nominee Sydney Lucas to Depart From Fun Home

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Lucas will play her final performance on October 4. Not to worry Fun Homies, Gabriella Pizzolo will take over the role of Small Alison beginning October 6.

Meet The Tucks

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Principal casting has been announced for the much anticipated musical, Tuck Everlasting. This new musical will star 11-year-old Sarah Charles Lewis as Winnie Foster, Andrew-Keenan Bolger (Newsies) as Jesse Tuck, Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland) as Mae Tuck, Michael Park (How to Succeed…) as Angus Tuck, Terrence Mann (Pippin) as the Man in the Yellow Suit, Fred Applegate (The Last Ship) as Constable Joe, Robert Lenzi (South Pacific) as Miles Tuck, Machel Wartella (Wicked) as Hugo and Valerie Write (Elf) as Betsy Foster. Tuck Everlasting directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon), will begin previews at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre on March 31.