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Water, Water Everywhere! West Side Story Tour Star Addison Reid Coe Shares His Tips for Mastering the Road

While romancing and rumbling as Tony in West Side Story, Addison Reid Coe travels the country in the national tour. Below, the actor shares the best tips he’s picked up for living the bus-and-truck life. Read on to learn Coe’s lessons about extreme hydration, abundant caffeine and maintaining a healthy text relationship with his co-star’s boyfriend.

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Broadway Buzz: See Matthew Morrison, Wendy Williams, Stephanie J. Block & More Talk Up the Fans on the 2013 BACA Red Carpet

Broadway’s brightest stars flooded the red carpet on May 5 for the 13th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the season’s only major awards voted on by the fans. Hosted by incoming Chicago star Wendy Williams, the awards took place at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center. Presenters included ...

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The Power of the Fans! 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winners Announced

Broadway fans have spoken, picking their favorites of the season at the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, which were presented May 5 at The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center.

Upcoming Chicago star Wendy Williams hosted the starry affair, which featured presenters Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess ...

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Broadway Buzz: Meet the Nominees! Complete Coverage of the Starry 2013 Tony Press Reception

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Barely 24 hours after the Tony nominations were announced, the happy (and slightly dazed) nominees got dolled up and headed to the Millennium Broadway Hotel on May 1 for a mammoth press meet- and-greet. Wearing their official Tony nominee lapel pins, the stars and creative team members posed for photos, sat for dozens of video and print interviews and got ...

Broadway Buzz: It’s a Glorious Opening Night for the Soaring Stars of Pippin

There was magic in the air on April 25, when the new circus-inspired revival of Pippin officially arrived Broadway! Directed by Diane Paulus, the new mounting of Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical stars Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Terrence Mann, Charlotte D’Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, and Andrea Martin in a newly imagined, high-flying production. After taking their opening night bows, Thomas ...

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Broadway Buzz: Music Legends Galore Get Into the Groove at Motown: The Musical’s Broadway Opening Night

Dozens of music icons hit the red carpet outside the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to celebrate the much-anticipated Broadway opening night of Motown: The Musical, the brand new tuner that charts the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and the birth of the sound that changed the nation. Gordy himself scripted the musical, so it was no surprise that a multitude of ...

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Broadway Buzz: Matilda's Marvelous Stars Bask in the Delight of Opening Night

Roald Dahl's classic children's story Matilda has been transformed into a marvelous musical extravaganza! Matilda has officially arrived on Broadway in an imaginative production directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus. The show stars Bertie Carvel as the malevolent Miss Trunchbull, Lauren Ward as the sweet Miss Honey, Gabriel Ebert and Lesli Margherita as the madcap Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood and ...

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March Musical Madness Champion! And the Best Broadway Musical of All Time Is…

The fans have had their say! After a month of fierce debates, difficult decisions and tens of thousands of votes, Broadway.com’s March Musical Madness has finally found a winner for the title of All-Time Best Broadway Musical. Our championship bracket began with 64 musicals, and now only one remains. And the winner is… WICKED!

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Broadway Buzz: Tom Hanks and the Cast of Lucky Guy Make Headlines and Honor Nora Ephron on Opening Night

Film, TV and theater veterans and NYC literary bigwigs were eager to take a trip to the Broadhurst Theatre for opening night of Nora Ephron’s drama Lucky Guy. Friends and supporters of Ephron were on hand to remember the late playwright, as well as show some love for Oscar winner Tom Hanks as he made his long-awaited Broadway debut in ...

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March Musical Madness, Final Round: Les Miserables vs. Wicked in the Championship!

It’s finally here! Broadway.com’s March Musical Madness has reached its championship round, and the two shows in contention for the All-Time Best Broadway Musical just might surprise you!

Click here for the UPDATED 2013 Broadway.com March Musical Madness bracket!

On one side is Les Miserables, the groundbreaking epic that’s become a household name since bowing on Broadway in ...

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March Musical Madness, Round Five: Rent vs. Wicked & Les Miz vs. Cabaret in the Final Four

We’ve finally arrived at the Final Four in our March Musical Madness tournament, in which Broadway.com voters make their picks for the all-time best Broadway musical.

After five rounds, 64 shows have been narrowed down to just four, and one of them will win the coveted title!

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Broadway Buzz: How Roald Dahl's Matilda Went from Mischievous Children's Classic to Magical Broadway Musical

Few children’s authors are as revered as Roald Dahl, creator of some of the best-loved children's stories of the 20th century, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox. One of Dahl's final books, Matilda, inspired a hit movie and now an acclaimed, award-winning musical, which opens on April 11 at Broadway's Shubert ...

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March Musical Madness, Round Four: Les Miz vs. West Side Story, Wicked vs. The Lion King & More in the Elite Eight

We’re more than halfway done with March Musical Madness, Broadway.com’s search for the best Broadway musical of all time.

We began the tournament with 64 shows, and now we’re down to our Elite Eight. Which of these worthy contenders will make it to the final round and win the coveted title?

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March Musical Madness, Round Three: Rent vs. Sweeney Todd, Guys & Dolls vs. South Pacific & More in the Sweet Sixteen

Can’t get enough of March Musical Madness? The games have begun and things are heating up as all of your favorite musicals continue to go head to head until only one champion remains!

Round Two has come to a close, leaving us with just 16 shows left in the battle for the title of All-Time Best Broadway Musical. Check out ...

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Broadway Buzz: Jump Into the Driver’s Seat on Opening Night of Hands on a Hardbody

The stars of the new musical Hands on a Hardbody cruised onto the Great White Way on March 21. Broadway.com got the opening night buzz from stars Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine, composers Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, and more on opening night. Based on a real-life competition in Texas, Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of 10 down-on-their-luck ...

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Laundry! Caffeine! Fast Food! American Idiot’s Thomas Hettrick Shares His Tips for Life on the Road

As Tunny in the national tour of American Idiot, Thomas Hettrick plays a disillusioned suburbanite who leaves his home for the big city and enlists in the army. His service to Uncle Sam opens his eyes to real-life horrors and sends him soaring above the stage in an “extraordinary” sequence. In contrast to his stage work, life on tour is ...

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March Musical Madness, Round Two: West Side Story vs. A Chorus Line, Annie vs. Cabaret & More Match-Ups

Broadway.com’s March Musical Madness is in full swing, and from what we can tell on Facebook and Twitter, fans are going nuts as their favorite musicals duke it out for a shot at the finals. Did your picks make it through to Round Two?

Now that Round One has officially ended, we’re left with 32 fabulous contenders, all vying ...

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March Musical Madness, Round One: Wicked vs. Into the Woods, Hairspray vs. Funny Girl & More Match-Ups

And we’re off! Broadway.com’s March Musical Madness has begun, and the search for the all-time best Broadway musical is officially in action.

Round One begins with 64 match-ups of some of the greatest, funniest, most tragic and beautiful musicals ever to grace the Broadway stage. Vote below in each match-up as we narrow down the field to 32 contenders ...

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Broadway Buzz: Join Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas and the High-Flying Cast of Pippin in Rehearsal

After 40 years, Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical Pippin is returning to Broadway… with a circus-inspired twist! Director Diane Paulus takes the reigns on this reimagined musical that incorporates stunning acrobatic work with Schwartz’s beautiful score. Watch the video below to see the star-studded cast in rehearsal for the buzzy revival. Hear what Patina Miller had to say about recreating Ben ...

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Broadway Buzz: Hands on a Hardbody's Real-Life Road Trip From Cutthroat Competition to Broadway Musical

A contest at an auto dealership isn’t typical fodder for a Broadway musical, but Hands on a Hardbody, a new rock-and-roll tuner by Trey Anastasio, Amanda Green and Doug Wright, has a truckload of heart. Find out the real-life story behind this new musical, and follow the journey of Hands on a Hardbody from a Texas car lot to the ...

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It’s Possible! Cinderella Star Laura Osnes Is Broadway.com’s Newest Video Blogger

It's a fairy tale come true! Broadway.com has a brand new backstage video blogger: Cinderella star Laura Osnes. The beloved Tony nominee will capture all the behind-the-scenes magic and fun of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in her new video series: The Princess Diary: Backstage at Cinderella with Laura Osnes.

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V-Day Special! From Jeremy & Ashley to Idina & Taye, 15 Broadway Couples We'd Like to See Pair Up on Stage

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we dream-cast 15 of our favorite real-life couples in musicals we’d like to see them do together. From Sierra Boggess and Tam Mutu in Evita to Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs in Sunday in the Park with George, our list of stage pairings would be an endless treat for Broadway lovers! Read on, and see if ...

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Broadway Buzz: Berry Gordy Offers a Swingin’ Sneak Peek at Motown: The Musical

What’s your favorite Motown song? Chances are you’ll be able to hear it in Motown: The Musical, a brand new Broadway musical chronicling the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy (who wrote the show’s book). The story follows a young Gordy (played by Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon) and his meteoric career, as well as his red-hot romance with music ...

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My Space: Sister Act’s Animated Nun Florrie Bagel Creates a Fragrant, Zen-like Backstage Convent

As Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Florrie Bagel’s character would probably have strict guidelines in decorating her personal space at the convent. But in her dressing room on the show's national tour, the actress makes herself at home with citrusy fragrances, a yoga mat and hilarious castmates. Check out Bagel’s tour of her backstage must-haves!


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Broadway Buzz: Happy 25th! Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess & the Cast of The Phantom of the Opera Celebrate a Spectacular Broadway Birthday

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The Phantom of the Opera celebrated a momentous milestone on January 26: The beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber musical turned 25 years old on Broadway! In honor of the special occasion, stars Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess and the cast of Phantom performed an invitation-only gala performance, followed by an onstage reunion of surprise guests, including director Hal Prince, producer Cameron Mackintosh ...

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