The First Broadway Show Is Live-Streamed, and Two Divas Debut a New Musical

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The Know: What not to miss in theatre June 23-July 3.
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June 28: Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star as rival cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively, in the world premiere of War Paint at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The new musical reunites the Tony-nominated creative team behind Broadway's Grey Gardens.

June 28: The Williamstown Theatre Festival 2016 Summer Season kicks off with another star-studded line-up. The Rose Tattoo launches the festival on the Main Stage featuring Marisa Tomei, Christopher Abbott, Darren Pettie, Lindsay Mendez and Constance Shulman, among others.


June 26: Director Phyllida Lloyd has a knack for casting women in male Shakespearean roles. Don't miss her take on The Taming of the Shrew featuring an all-female cast that includes Janet McTeer, Cush Jumbo, Donna Lynne Champlin and Candy Buckley. The free production plays its final performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

June 26: Don’t miss Broadway’s Bright Star, with music and book by Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and music and lyrics by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. The new, original musical stars Carmen Cusack, who earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut.

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June 26: See Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill’s classic tragedy about the Tyrone family. The production, helmed by Jonathan Kent, saw Jessica Lange win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

June 26: It’s your last chance to see Marin Mazzie in her triumphant return to Broadway following her cancer battle. The leading lady stars in the acclaimed revival of The King and I, which concludes its award-winning run at Lincoln Center Theater.

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June 26: The world premiere of The Total Bent, featuring Stew and Heidi Rodewald performing live onstage, concludes its run at the Public Theater. The duo, who wrote the Tony-winning Passing Strange, are joined by a band for the debut production about a young black musical prodigy who is the son of a gospel star.

July 3: War, the newest work by multi-award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, concludes its New York premiere at LCT3. The drama sees tensions escalate between two siblings following their mother's stroke.


June 17: Sixty-four high school drama students from across the nation compete on the stage of Broadway's Minskoff Theatre at the annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards. Zachary Levi, star of the Broadway revival of She Loves Me, is hosting.

June 30: BroadwayHD and Roundabout Theatre Company team up to live-stream the Tony-winning revival of She Loves Me, marking the first time ever that a Broadway show has been broadcast live.

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