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Jack Rico

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2016/05/03 at 8:53am

‘Hamilton’ Scores Record-Setting 16 Tony Nominations: See Complete List

05.3.2016 | By |

The nominations for the 70th annual Tony Awards announcement were a historic moment for Broadway and for diversity this morning – Puerto Rican icon Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton scored a record-setting 16 nominations. On the play side, Long Day’s Journey Into Night had 7 nominations, most by a play this year. Latinos made their presence felt this year by having Costa Rican Danny Burstein nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Fiddler On The Roof, Colombian choreographer Sergio Trujillo for On Your Feet! and Puerto Rican Lin-Manuel Miranda for ‘Hamilton’ for Best Actor in a Musical as well. Years ago, one Latino nominated for a Tony was historic, now 3 of them are. Times are a changin’. Read More

Jack Rico

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2015/03/30 at 9:13pm

NBC Bringing ‘The Wiz’ To Broadway

03.30.2015 | By |

The Wiz is coming back to Broadway. The last time it was on the stage, it was 1975 and it ended up winning the Tony for Best Musical. This time around Broadway veteran Harvey Fierstein will re-adapt the original book and Tony winner Kenny Leon will direct. No official date yet, but rumored to come sometime around 2016-2017 season. Read More

Jack Rico

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2015/02/24 at 11:27pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ Heads To Broadway!

02.24.2015 | By |

The Public Theater and producer Jeffrey Seller announced the world premiere musical HAMILTON will transfer to Broadway, with previews set to begin July 13 prior to an official opening night on August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/07/31 at 12:53pm

Michael Cera Takes The Tragedies Of Youth To Broadway In “This Is Our Youth”

07.31.2014 | By |

We’ve all been there (or are there or will be there), that time in your life when everything is in limbo as you go from childhood to adulthood in the blink of an eye.  Starting this August, Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson will bring this everyday reality to the theater.

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Jack Rico

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2014/07/23 at 9:00am

‘Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ – My Experience Of The Billie Holiday Broadway Musical

07.23.2014 | By |

I missed the opening week of the Broadway musical Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill which opened April 13, so once I heard the show was extending its limited performances until September 21st, I had to go see it. Apart from the record-setting Tony winning performance from Audra McDonald (she won her 6th Tony by beating Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris with 5 wins), my other main interest was to listen to Billie Holiday’s music within a Broadway setting, something I had never witnessed. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/04/23 at 9:08am

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” Leads 2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees

04.23.2014 | By |

The Outer Critics Circle – an organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway – announced its nominees for the 2013-14 season in 24 categories. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/03/27 at 12:18pm

Luis Salgado, Broadway’s “Rocky” Musical Latino Actor, Inspired To Make His Italian Character More Puerto Rican

03.27.2014 | By |

This week I had the opportunity to speak with the very talented, Luis Salgado. The actor is part of the cast of “Rocky”: The Musical which recently opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater. He tells me about his experience getting the part and how it is to be the only Latino in the production. Read More

Jack Rico

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2014/02/18 at 3:01pm

First Look at Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway!

02.18.2014 | By |

Get ready for ‘A Whole New World’ on Broadway when Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ has it’s Opening Night on March 20th, with previews beginning February 26th. But since we know you can’t wait to hear all the great songs such as ‘One Jump Ahead,’ ‘Arabian Knights,’ and ‘Friend Like Me,’ we’re giving you a first look at Aladdin’s new photos of the stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine) and James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), plus a behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot. Read More

Jack Rico

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2013/09/25 at 8:00am

Orlando Bloom: Broadway’s ‘Romeo And Juliet’ Trailer & Stills!

09.25.2013 | By |

Check out Orlando Bloom, making his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, in some newly released stills for their upcoming Broadway play, the classic tragic romance, “Romeo and Juliet“. Read More

Jack Rico

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2013/07/11 at 1:22am

Billie Holiday Broadway musical set to open October 3rd!

07.11.2013 | By |

Back in March, my hands were peeling after applauding thunderously at the news that a Billie Holiday musical was finally coming to Broadway. Now I get word that there is a new opening date set for Thursday, October 3rd (6:30PM) with preview performances slated to begin Thursday, September 19th (8PM). Read More

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