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BWW TV Exclusive: KING KONG Cast Reigns Supreme at Broadway Sessions!

We had a HUGE night at Broadway Sessions recently as we welcomed the cast of King Kong Cast members Erik Lochtefeld, Jaquez Sims, Jennifer Noble, Nick Rashad Burroghs, Leroy Church, Casey Garvin, Kayla Davion, Rhaamel Burke-Missouri, Rory Donovan, Chloe Chambers and our Rising Star Ciana Micelli, proved just how BIG talent can be. Do I have time for more giant ape puns No OK, well, enjoy these ENORMOUSLY entertaining highlights.
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Today on Broadway: Friday, February 15, 2019

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Today on Broadway: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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‘Fosse/Verdon’ has a Broadway heartbreak beat

THE love story of mercurial Broadway choreographer and Oscar winning director Bob Fosse and his wife, four-time Tony winner Gwen Verdon, will dance onto TV screens April 9. Their romance, told in the FX miniseries “Fosse/Verdon,” is the stuff of Broadway legend. Verdon was the most celebrated dancer of her time, winning four Tony Awards…
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This Week on Broadway for January 27, 2019: True West

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss True West, I Want My Playbill, Spring Awakening @ Argyle Theatre, Choir Boy, Ever After @ Coca-Cola Stage, Alliance Theatre, The Junior Theater Festival, Frankie James Grande @ Green Room 42, Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State @ Minetta Lane Theatre, and Whirlwind @ The read more
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Photo Flashback: AMOUR By Michel Legrand Opens on Broadway

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Michel Legrand, Oscar-winning composer, has passed away at age 86. Among his many famous film credits, Legrand also composed the score for the Broadway musical Amour. Below, check out a flashback photo from the show’s marquee when it ran on Broadway in 2002.
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Original Broadway Cast of RENT Will Make RENT LIVE! Appearance

There are just a few days until the latest batch of bohemians step into the iconic shoes of Jonathan Larson’sfamily of friends in Rent Live. But according to some exciting new social media posts, it seems Broadway’s original cast will also take part in the live event.
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Broadway Review: ‘True West’ With Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano

Austin (Paul Dano) is the mild brother, a Hollywood screenwriter holed up in his mother’s house and pecking away at a screenplay.  Lee (Ethan Hawke) is the wild brother, a desert rat and sometime thief with more exciting, if improbable, stories to tell. More alike than either one of them would admit, they attack each […]

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Class Dismissed! SCHOOL OF ROCK Takes Final Broadway Bow Today

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, School of Rock, which opened to rave reviews on Sunday, December 6, 2015, will play its final Broadway performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on January 20, 2019. By that date, the show will have run for more than 3 years, playing 1,307 performances and 31 previews.
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VIDEO: On This Day, January 18= RAGTIME Opens On Broadway Starring Audra McDonald, Marin Mazzie, and Brian Stokes Mitchell

On this day in 1998, the original Broadway production starring Audra McDonald, Marin Mazzie, and Brian Stokes Mitchell opened at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
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Iconic Broadway Star Dies, And Yes, Carol Channing Was Part Black

The show business world is mourning the loss of one of its most iconic theater stars. Carol Channing, known mostly for her role as clever matchmaker Dolly Levi in Broadway’s Hello Dolly! musical, passed away on Tuesday at age 97. Channing was part black and spoke often of the need “to pass” to achieve success.

The actress, singer, comedian, and dancer was a fixture on Broadway and on television, appearing in guest roles on shows including Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, The Love Boat, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and more.

In her autobiography, “Just Lucky I Guess,” published in 2002, Channing revealed that she was in fact, part African American. According to Wikipedia, Channing’s mother Adelaide Glaser was German Jewish and her father, George Christian Channing, was African American and German. Her father was a journalist and a Christian Scientist.

In an interview with former talk show host Larry King in 2002, Channing described her reaction to learning her father was half-black.

…when I found out. I was 16-years-old and my mother told me. And you know, only the reaction on me was, Gee, I got the greatest genes in show business.  Every time I start to sing or dance, I know it, and I’m proud of it.

She revealed in another interview that her mother told her about her father’s heritage because she didn’t want her to be surprised if she “had a black baby.”

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A young Channing. (Wikimedia)

In her biography, Channing wrote that she kept her heritage secret so she wouldn’t be typecast on Broadway and in Hollywood.

During her interview with King, Channing spoke about her friendship with Louis Armstrong, the musician who helped make the Hello, Dolly! title song a hit.

“[I] campaigned with Louis Armstrong for President Kennedy. We were in the Armory in Washington. We were in the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis..[]… And we dressed together in this huge locker room, it’s a city block long. But we already knew each other and we’d sit right close together. The most adorable, he wore a handkerchief.

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Channing performing with Pearl Bailey. (Wikimedia)

Black Enterprise editor Lydia T. Blanco, recalls a memory when Channing visited her school:

I had the opportunity to meet Channing while in middle school in San Francisco. She prided herself on being a native and visited us during an assembly to talk about her work as an actress. We had the conversation about white-passing and Channing shared that that was a part of her story. I believe that her mother shared that her grandmother was black. She even signed my year book!

Later on in college, a play was given in the Little Theater at Bennett and “white-passing” was a subject matter and Carol Channing’s name and career were also mentioned in that setting.

Channing leaves behind one son, Channing Lowe.



 

 

 

 

 

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This Week on Broadway for January 11, 2019: Live at BroadwayCon

The BroadwayRadio team met up, some of us for the first time, at BroadwayCon 2019. In our first live show, we discuss the upcoming season, the direction of new shows, should the Tony Awards expand into new categories, and more!   This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every read more
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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Listen: Reviews are in for “Choir Boy,” “Hamilton” Team Saves Drama Book Shop, ROBBIE ROZELLE WINS A BWW CABARET AWARD! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James Marino) or matt@broadwayradio.com (Matt Tamanini) read more
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Today on Broadway: Monday, January 7, 2019

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, January 3, 2019

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Industry Editor Exclusive: Women Playwrights Make Inroads, But Broadway Still Eludes

We have a lot of new plays on Broadway this season. Thirteen are currently set. There are also seven play revivals. Two of the new plays were written by women–both produced by non-profits and both already closed. Not one revival is of a play written by a woman.
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Photo Flashback: Broadway Gypsies Take Center Stage at 2018 Legacy Robe Ceremonies!

The gifts have been opened, the feasts have been eaten and the merriment has been had. As the holiday season comes to a close and we countdown the final days of the year, we’re getting ready to ring in 2019 by looking back. Relive the magic of the Broadway Legacy Robe with photos from the 2018 ceremonies below
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Cliff Bleszinski Is Co-Producing the Broadway Musical ‘Hadestown’

Updated: “Gears of War” creator Cliff Bleszinski has a new gig. He’s co-producing the Broadway musical “Hadestown,” he announced on Twitter Wednesday. “News! I’m officially co-producing this show. That’s my next gig! (Crazy, eh?!)” he said. “It’s on Spotify, give it a go. It’s fantastic!” NEWS! I'm officially co-producing this show. That's my next gig! (Crazy, […]

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Today on Broadway: Monday, December 17, 2018

Listen: “Cats” Starts Filming with Astonishing Tech, Great Shows Closing this Week, and Hear Patti LuPone Sing “Ladies Who Lunch” from London “Company” Album “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James read more
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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ gives fans best seat in the house

Bruce Springsteen enjoys a unique bond with his fans, one only heightened by his autobiography and Broadway run. For those who couldn’t see the latter, “Springsteen on Broadway” endeavors to give them the best seat in the house, a mission that the Netflix special surely fulfills for anyone who has ever yelled “Bruuuuuce” during one of his concert marathons.


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Talk Broadway To Me With Jon Vazquez: Mary Poppins Is Comin’ To Town

Mary Poppins Returns opens in theaters everywhere on December 18, and with only a few days left, let’s see if people in New York City are excited to see the reimagining of a classic tale Check out the video below with our newest correspondent, Jon Vazquez
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#TBT: “Step [Back] In Time” With The Opening Night of MARY POPPINS On Broadway!

With Mary Poppins Returns coming to movie theaters in a week, I thought theperfect TBT would be a look back at the Opening Night of Mary Poppins on Broadway.So I doveback into the BroadwayWorld archives and found the 2006 video when we were formerly known as BroadwayBeat withAshley Brown, straight from starring as ‘Belle’ Beauty and the Beast on Broadway And lets not forget Gavin Lee who made his Broadway debut with Mary Poppins.
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Listen: Fire at the Broadhurst Theatre, Reviews for “The Jungle” and “Slave Play,” and Last Week’s Grosses! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James Marino) or matt@broadwayradio.com (Matt Tamanini) Fire in read more
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Kanye West Apologizes For Using Phone During Cher’s Broadway Show

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West has apologized for his lack of phone etiquette while he and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, attended opening night of “The Cher Show” on Broadway.

Jarrod Spector plays Sonny Bono in the musical. He thought it was cool West was in the audience but not cool that the rapper was looking at his cellphone.

Spector tweeted: “If you look up from your cell phone you’ll see we’re doing a show up here.”

West later apologized in a reply on Twitter for his “lack of etiquette.” He wrote “the dynamics of Cher and Sonny’s relationship made Kim and I grab each other’s hand and sing “I got you babe.”

Kardashian West is a huge Cher fan.

 


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Kanye West called out on Twitter for being on his phone during Broadway performance

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Being on your phone during a stage production is considered pretty rude, especially if it’s opening night, and even if you’re Kanye West.

The artist was called out on Twitter by one of the stars of Cher-inspired musical The Cher Show, Jarrod Spector, for spending time on his phone during Monday’s opening night performance.

West was attending the show with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, a couple that weren’t ever going to blend in with the crowd — or the cast.

“If you look up from your cell phone you’ll see we’re doing a show up here,” tweeted Spector, who plays Sonny Bono, while the performance was underway. Read more…

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BWW TV: THE PROM & DEAR EVAN HANSEN Continue the Holiday Season at Broadway Under the Stars- Watch Live at 5pm!

Later today, December 3,The Shops at Columbus Circle10 Columbus Circle will continue its third year of Broadway Under the Stars, a five-week series of free public performances taking place this holiday season. Select cast from today’s hottest Broadway musicals will perform against the backdrop of the famous twelve massive stars. These stars are the largest specialty crafted exhibit of illuminated color display in the world, which hang from the 100-foot-high ceilings. Performances are free to attend and open to the public, no reservations or tickets are required.
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BWW Flashback: Before Cher Comes to Broadway, Watch Cher Sing Broadway!

Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy award-winning Cher is taking Broadway by storm in the brand new musical The Cher Show. While the superstar does not appear in the show herself, she has been known to take on a showtune or two in the past.Check out the videos below of Cher taking on Broadway in some of her most iconic Broadway or Broadway-inspired performances
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Today on Broadway: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Listen: “Summer” Will Close this Winter, Real Estate Rumors, and Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains Theatrical Terminology “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James Marino) or matt@broadwayradio.com (Matt Tamanini) 1) “Summer” Will Close this read more
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Today on Broadway: Monday, November 26, 2018

Listen: Danza, Broderick, Donovan Join “Celebrity Autobiography,” “The Prom” Makes Parade History, Who is this Blasted Pimpernel? “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James Marino) or matt@broadwayradio.com (Matt Tamanini) 1) “Celebrity read more
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What’s Playing on Broadway: Thanksgiving Weekend 2018 Edition!

If your Thanksgiving Week plans include taking in a Broadway show, please take notice of the special holiday schedule for the rest of this holiday weekend. Many shows will take Thanksgiving Day off, but there are still plenty of options, including CHICAGO, TORCH SONG, WAITRESS and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Note that most shows are adding Friday matinees and weekend performances, so plan ahead and most importantly, have a happy Thanksgiving
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BWW Flashback: So Long, Sarah! BERNHARDT/HAMLET Takes Final Broadway Bow Today

As BroadwayWorld previously reported,Roundabout Theatre Company concludes the world premiere of the Roundabout-commissioned play BernhardtHamlet by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, today, November 18, after 26 preview performances and 63 regular performances.
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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Listen: Is Audra Coming Back to Broadway with Michael Shannon? “Lion King” & “Chicago” Celebrate Broadway Birthdays and “Wicked” to Welcome Nancy Opel, More! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James read more
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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Bobby Cannavale Separates Fact from Fiction in His Career on Broadway and Beyond!

Fact Two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale is back on Broadway this season, starring opposite Cherry Jones and Daniel Radcliffe in The Lifespan of a Fact. In a recent interview with Richard Ridge, he opens up about the challenges of taking on thisparticular role, and separates fact from fiction when it comes to some of his past performances
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Listen: NYT Gets Caddy with “King Kong,” Yiddish “Fiddler” to Transfer, Renee Fleming & Dove Cameron to Lead London “Piazza” “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James Marino) or matt@broadwayradio.com (Matt read more
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This Week on Broadway for November 4, 2018: Torch Song

Matt Tamanini, Peter Filichia, and Michael Portantiere, discuss “Torch Song” on Broadway at the Hayes Theatre, “Mother of the Maid” @ The Public Theater, “The Niceties” and “India Pale Ale” from Manhattan Theatre Club, “Panic” from Theatre Barn, “Ordinary Days” from The Keen Company, “Good Grief” at the Vineyard Theatre, Don Pippin at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Tribute to Charlotte read more
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Listen: Casting Complete for Broadway’s “Hillary and Clinton,” Reviews are Rough for “Days of Rage,” and Leslie Odom Jr. to Lead ABC Comedy! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James Marino) read more
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Broadway Jukebox: Every Song You Need for a Creepy, Campy, Show-Stopping Halloween!

Wicked witches, demon barbers, blood-thirsty plants… and that’s just the beginning. Broadway certainly hasn’t disappointed in the horror department over the years, with on stage representations of vampires, beasts, and everything in between. This Halloween we celebrate the spookiest showtunes of the musical theatre catalogue. From creepy to campy, disturbing to grotesque- take your Halloween party to the next level, Broadway-style
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Listen: Wait, Who is Playing What Character in “Rent: Live”? Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ars Nova Bringing Freestyle Love Supreme Off-Broadway and “Nerds” Producer Being Sued! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James read more
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Audra McDonald To Kick Off Broadway @ Series At The Town Hall; Kelli O’Hara And Jeremy Jordan To Follow

The internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series hosted and music directed by SiriusXM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky is finally landing smack dab in the middle of Broadway itself this fall. kicking-off with legendary Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonaldon November 12.
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Listen: The Civilians to Present Michael Friedman’s “The State of The Union Songbook” on Election Night, Tony Kushner Talks “West Side Story” Film, and New Look at “Mary Poppins Returns” “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is read more
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REVIEW: In ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ on Broadway, Daniel Radcliffe rails against truthiness

“Truth isn’t truth,” Rudy Giuliani famously spluttered on “Meet the Press” last summer, trumping even presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway’s much-derided coinage of the phrase “alternative facts” to explain away a few big little lies about the size of the crowd at the 2017 presidential inauguration.

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Listen: “In the Heights” to Launch Online Casting Call; Larroquette, Swenson, Chanler-Berat to Lead LCT’s “Nantucket Sleigh Ride,” “The Preacher’s Wife” Getting Broadway Buzz “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James Marino) or read more
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New Group has Found a Star Way Too Popular for an Off-Broadway Musical to Lead their “Clueless” Stage Adaptation! 1) The New Group has Found a Star for it’s “Clueless” Musical https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/As-If-Dove-Cameron-Will-Star-In-A-Musical-Adaptation-of-CLUELESS-20181008 2) Reviews are in for the Reimagined “Oklahoma” at St. Ann’s Warehouse https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-What-Do-The-Critics-Think-of-Reimagined-OKLAHOMA-at-St-Anns-Warehouse-20181008 3) “Beautiful” to Welcome New read more
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Listen: Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow to Play Hillary and Bill and Broadway this Spring, the DEH Moms Sing Together, and Robbie Rozelle Provides KickStarter Update! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com read more
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Tina Turner Show To Join Cher, Summer And King On Broadway

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NEW YORK (AP) — Move over, Donna Summer, Carole King and Cher. There’s another diva heading to BroadwayTina Turner.

Producers of Tina said Wednesday a new musical based on the life of the legendary artist will land on the Great White Way in the fall of 2019. Performances dates, casting and all further details will be announced in the coming months.

Tina made its world premiere in London in April. It has a story by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd. It includes the songs Private Dancer, River Deep, Mountain High, Better Be Good to Me and Proud Mary.

It will continue a trend in jukebox musical biographies, a list that also includes the recent shows On Your Feet! and Jersey Boys.

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Listen: Reviews are in for “Tootsie” and “The Girl from the North Country,” Ben Platt Sings “Waitress,” and New Theatrical Streaming Service! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@broadwayradio.com (James Marino) or read more
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Stands Up for Reproductive Rights at ACTS FOR WOMEN!

Reproductive rights advocacy organization A is For once again brought together stars of stage and screen with Broadway Acts for Women A Star-Studded Night of Karaoke and Comedy on September 30, 2018. The night feature performances from Broadway stars, actors, and comedians who support access to reproductive health care. Broadway Acts for Women is the only benefit that brings the Broadway community out in force for abortion rights and reproductive health care.
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