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Monday, Jun 27, 2016

Subway Musical 'In Transit' to Emerge on Broadway This Fall

Subway Musical 'In Transit' to Emerge on Broadway This Fall

"In Transit," a long-gestating, a cappella romantic comedy set in the New York City subway, has found the express train to Broadway.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

'Shuffle Along' Surprises with Closing Notice

'Shuffle Along' Surprises with Closing Notice

The acclaimed musical will leave Broadway this July.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Audra McDonald Expecting; Will Exit "Suffle Along"

Audra McDonald Expecting; Will Exit "Suffle Along"

Grammy winning folk artist Rhiannon Giddens will step into her role in her absence.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016

Review: Top Talent Returns 'Shuffle Along' to the Spotlight

Review: Top Talent Returns 'Shuffle Along' to the Spotlight

A new story about the making of the groundbreaking 1921 musical is moving, in fits and starts. Savion Glover choreographs, and George C. Wolfe assembles an enviable cast—including Audra!

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Brian Stokes Mitchell Joins Audra McDonald in 'Shuffle Along'

Brian Stokes Mitchell Joins Audra McDonald in 'Shuffle Along'

The two "Ragtime" stars will reunite for the musical revival, alongside a superstar cast.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Q&A: Will Swenson on "Bull Durham," "Les Mis" and Audra McDonald

Q&A: Will Swenson on "Bull Durham," "Les Mis" and Audra McDonald

On the heels of his return to New York and "Les Misérables," Will Swenson speaks to NBC New York.

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014

Andrew Rannells is Your New Hedwig

Andrew Rannells is Your New Hedwig

Plus drama for the Tony Awards and closing dates for “Buyer & Cellar” and “Mothers and Sons.”

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014
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By Dave Quinn

Seen and Heard: The 2014 Tony Awards From in the Wings

Sunday’s Tony Awards honored the best of Broadway. And while you were watching...View gallery

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Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

Seen and Heard: Backstage at the 2014 Tony Awards

Seen and Heard: Backstage at the 2014 Tony Awards

While you were watching the telecast, NBC New York was backstage in the winners circle.

Friday, Jun 6, 2014

The 2014 Tony Awards: We Pick The Winners

The 2014 Tony Awards: We Pick The Winners

NBC New York theater writers Robert Kahn and Dave Quinn offer their picks for the top categories in Sunday’s Tony Awards.

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