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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

'Aladdin' Star James Monroe Iglehart Headed to 'Hamilton'

'Aladdin' Star James Monroe Iglehart Headed to 'Hamilton'

James Monroe Iglehart will exit "Aladdin" to take on the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in "Hamilton"

Friday, Jan 13, 2017

Broadway's Biggest Stars to Sing on Inauguration Day, in NYC

Broadway's Biggest Stars to Sing on Inauguration Day, in NYC

Some of Broadway's biggest stars - including Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Betty Buckley, Jessie Mueller and Billy Porter - will be spending Inauguration Day at a concert in New York...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Creating the Magic

Creating the Magic

Inside Broadway celebrates 35 years of bringing Broadway into NYC public schools

Monday, Jan 9, 2017

Wayne Brady to Play Aaron Burr in 'Hamilton' in Chicago

Wayne Brady to Play Aaron Burr in 'Hamilton' in Chicago

Wayne Brady is about to get his shot in "Hamilton" - in Chicago. Producers of the hit musical said Monday that the comedian and game show host will play Aaron Burr from Jan. 17 until April 9 at The PrivateBank...

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

'The Present,' or, Cate Blanchett's Explosive Birthday Bash

'The Present,' or, Cate Blanchett's Explosive Birthday Bash

The Hollywood superstar makes a belated Broadway debut in a new take on Anton Chekhov's first play, written by her husband. The setting? A country estate, naturally.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017

Broadway Dims Lights Friday in Tribute to Reynolds, Fisher

Broadway Dims Lights Friday in Tribute to Reynolds, Fisher

Broadway theaters will dim their lights Friday night in honor of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the mother-and-daughter actresses who died one day apart last week.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

Mark Ruffalo Returning to Broadway in 'The Price'

Mark Ruffalo Returning to Broadway in 'The Price'

A decade after making his Broadway debut, Mark Ruffalo is back.

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Box Office Records Made as Broadway Says Goodbye to 2016

Box Office Records Made as Broadway Says Goodbye to 2016

The year on Broadway came to an explosive and sparkly end for theater producers as many shows recorded their best weeks ever - and not just the fresh new offerings. Virtually every one of the 33 shows that ended...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Broadway-Inspired Workouts

Broadway-Inspired Workouts

Raina Seitel visits two city spots offering up fun workouts inspired by Broadway's biggest musicals.

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016

Broadway Holiday Numbers Dip, Including Revenue, Attendance

Broadway Holiday Numbers Dip, Including Revenue, Attendance

Broadway box offices failed to break any records over the Christmas holiday, despite mild weather and eye-popping hauls by huge hits like "Hamilton." Revenues, attendance and the number of shows all dipped. The...

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Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Surgery Complications
Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Surgery Complications

Actor Bill Paxton died Saturday due to complications from surgery, a representative of his family told NBC News in a statement. He was 61. Paxton was known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters like "Twister" and "Apollo 13." "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a family representative told NBC News in a statement. "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker."

2 Killed, 1 Injured Following Plane Crash at NY Airport
2 Killed, 1 Injured Following Plane Crash at NY Airport

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Status Check: 'April' the Giraffe Still Pregnant, Calf Moves
Status Check: 'April' the Giraffe Still Pregnant, Calf Moves

The 15-year-old giraffe named "April," who has captivated millions of people across the world as they watch a live stream in anxious anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo, is still pregnant and doing well.

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On-Duty NYPD Officer Killed Nearly 30 Years Ago Memorialized

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Families Hold Tribute for Victims on WTC Bombing Anniversary
Families Hold Tribute for Victims on WTC Bombing Anniversary

Families gathered in downtown Manhattan Sunday afternoon for a tribute to the victims of the World Trade Center bombing.

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump
New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention. Members of the Democratic National Committee cheered wildly at their gathering in Atlanta on Saturday, forgetting the competitive race that took two rounds of voting — unprecedented in recent memory for either major party.