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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Premise: The Explanation

Think of it as American Vandal meets Smash.
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J. Smith-Cameron Knows Why You Love Gerri

It’s not just the smirk.
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Theater Review: Slave Play Nearly Demands a Conversation. So We Had One.

As Jeremy O. Harris’s play transfers to Broadway.
  1. closing notices
    Broadway’s Tootsie Will Close in JanuaryThe show, starring Santino Fontana, won Tonys for Best Book and Best Actor.
  2. explainers
    High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Premise: The ExplanationThink of it as American Vandal meets Smash.
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  5. casting
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  7. broadway
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  9. thank goodness
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  10. a soap operetta
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  11. theater
    How Matthew Lopez Adapted Howards End Into the Queer Play The Inheritance“I consider this the ultimate in fan-fiction, basically,” says the playwright of his two-part, nearly seven-hour gay drama.
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    Theater Review: Theresa Rebeck’s Seared Is a Pretty Light MealBackstage at a restaurant, romcom devices at play.
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    John Doyle’s Blankie Macbeth and Zawe Ashton’s Memorable for all the women…John Doyle’s severity, now with security blankets.
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  15. sister act
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    Fire Burn and Fryolator Bubble: Scotland, PA, Is a McNugget-Size MacbethNot lovin’ it.
  17. chat room
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  19. black oklahoma!
    Watchmen’s Alternate Universe Has a New Spin on Oklahoma!Much like our world’s Sexy Oklahoma!, the series’ all-black production of the famed musical has social commentary on its mind.
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    There Is a Party, Everyone Is There: David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway’American Utopia’ is “a concert so beautifully and completely choreographed that it’s also a dance piece.”
  21. theater review
    Theater Review: The Sound Inside Just Keeps Looking at ItselfAdam Rapp’s play, starring Mary-Louise Parker, can’t get out of its own head.
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  23. theater review
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  24. broadway
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  25. theater review
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  28. full speed ahead
    Defying All Logic Michael Jackson Musical Will Hit Broadway Next SummerAn opening date has been announced.
  29. revive parade i dare you
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  30. theater review
    Theater Review: A Pop-Song Master Delivers The Wrong ManSongs by Ross Golan, belted out by Joshua Henry.
  31. succession
    J. Smith-Cameron Knows Why You Love GerriIt’s not just the smirk.
  32. the slap
    Anyway, Here’s Glenn Close Repeatedly Slapping a MentalistIt somehow helps Derren Brown count!
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  34. tony for marty?
    Netflix Will Screen The Irishman in Broadway’s Belasco TheatreThe (potentially back-breaking) theatrical experience lives!
  35. theater review
    Theater Review: Slave Play Nearly Demands a Conversation. So We Had One.As Jeremy O. Harris’s play transfers to Broadway.
  36. chat room
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  37. casting
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  38. theater review
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  39. last night on late night
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  40. theater review
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  42. trends
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  43. excerpt
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  44. my single is dropping
    Hear Kristin Chenoweth and Ariana Grande’s Rendition of ‘You Don’t Own Me’Ariana Grande is getting her First Wives Club and Wicked-loving life!
  45. theater review
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  46. theater review
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  48. theater review
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  50. profile
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