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Josh Groban Takes Aim at His Broadway Dream

The New York Times
Dec. 13, 2015
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Josh Groban is a big fan of the theater. He acted at a performing arts high school, he sees plays in Los Angeles and New York, and his latest album is a set of show tune covers.

Now, in the midst of an enormously successful career as a recording artist, this baritone balladeer is preparing to make his Broadway debut….

THE GREAT COMET set designer Mimi Lien is a MacArthur Grant Recipient

MacArthur Foundation
Sept. 28, 2015
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Mimi Lien is a set designer for theater, opera, and dance whose bold, immersive designs shape and extend a dramatic text’s narrative and emotional dynamics. Lien combines training in set design and architecture with an innate dramaturgical insight, and she is adept at configuring a performance space to establish particular relationships—both among the characters on stage and between the audience and the actors—that dramatize the play’s movement through space and time….

Meet the Tucks! Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello & More Set for Tuck Everlasting Musical on Broadway

Broadway.com
Sept. 17, 2015
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Our love for this cast lasts forever. Broadway favorite Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Finding Neverland‘s Carolee Carmello, newcomer Sarah Charles Lewis and more will star in Tuck Everlasting on the Great White Way. Performances have been pushed back from the previously announced March 23, 2016 and will now begin on March 31 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The Casey Nicholaw-helmed production will open on April 26….

News: The Alliance, Theatrical Outfit, Actor’s Express lead field for 2014-15 Suzi Awards

Artsatl.com
Sept. 2, 2015
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When nominations for the 11th annual Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday night at the Horizon Theatre, a set of musicals dominated. Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit’s Memphis, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s Tony Award-winning production loosely based on the life of Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, led with 13 bids while the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere Tuck Everlasting, based on Natalie Babbitt’s book, was right behind in second place with 12….

Misty Copeland Dazzles in ON THE TOWN

Playbill.com
Aug. 25, 2015
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Misty Copeland, the ballerina who was promoted in June to principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre — the first African-American actress to make that leap — made more history Aug. 25 when she joined the Broadway cast of On the Town, stepping into the role of aspiring ballet dancer Ivy Smith, the show’s elusive Miss Turnstiles. See her first bow on the Broadway stage!

Taye Diggs, Josh Groban, Joel Grey, Megan Fairchild Join the Party as Misty Copeland Celebrates With Her New Castmates

Playbill.com
Aug. 25, 2015
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Misty Copeland, the ballerina who was promoted in June to principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, joined the Broadway cast of On the Town Aug. 25, stepping into the role of aspiring ballet dancer Ivy Smith, the show’s elusive Miss Turnstiles. After her first show, the cast and some special guests celebrated with a reception at The Lamb’s Club.