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New Yorker... Theater Reporter for @NY1 & @ny1onstage ...Host of @OnStageUSA ... Follow me on INSTAGRAM: fdilella / SNAPCHAT: fdilella

All-Female, All-Japanese Production of 'Chicago' to Star at Lincoln Center Festival — In this On Stage report, we go behind the scenes of the all-female, all-Japanese take on the Tony winning revival of "Chicago." For this weekend - and this weekend only - 2 productions of "Chicago" will be playing in New York just blocks away from each other; one on Broadway and the other at Lincoln Center.

Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti Talks 'She Loves Me' — Tony Award winner for the 2008 revival of "Gypsy" - Laura Benanti returns to Broadway this season in the Roundabout Theatre Company's re-staging of "She Loves Me". NY1's Frank DiLella recently caught up with Benanti to chat about her 2016 Tony nominated turn as Amalia Balash in the 1964 classic.

Who’s Next: Andy Señor, Jr. — WHY HE MATTERS: For the first time in over 50 years, a commercial American production was performed in Havana, Cuba. That musical was Rent, and Andy Señor, Jr. was at the helm.

'Hamilton' Leads Pack of Broadway Nominees for Tony Awards — Broadway's brightest stars will be honored Sunday at the Tony Awards. The smash hit hip-hop musical "Hamilton" leads the packs with a record 16 nominations, including Best Musical. Its composer and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, was also nominated for Best Book, Best Music and Lyrics, and Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

‘Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall’ Celebrates Judy Garland 1961 Debut at Carnegie — Over the course of its 125-year history, Carnegie Hall has played host to some memorable nights - including back in 1961 when Judy Garland took center stage for a solo concert. Decades later, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright returns to the hall for an encore performance of that celebrated evening.

Duncan Sheik: Revival, Classic, or New - He's Done It! — A bona fide theater artist since winning two Tony Awards in 2007, singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik is having his busiest season yet. His revival of Spring Awakening opened to critical acclaim on the Main Stem earlier this season, he composed a score for a production of Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company in January - and now, his highly anticipated American Psycho is about to have its North American premiere!

Brooklyn-Based Theater Has New Address in DUMBO — The Brooklyn-based theater St. Ann's Warehouse has a new address in DUMBO, a 150-year-old building that's been transformed.

Stars Turn Out for 'Hamilton' Opening on Broadway — NY1 VIDEO: Stars turned out Thursday as the highly anticipated musical "Hamilton," from Lin-Manuel Miranda, opens on Broadway. NY1's Frank DiLella is standing by at the show's after party and filed this report.

Stars in the Alley Concert Gets Broadway Fans Excited for Tony Awards — Broadway struts its stuff as actors hit the street to perform some of this year's big hits. Theater fans showed up in droves for the free outdoor concert "Stars in the Alley" on Wednesday. The event featured live performances from over 20 Broadway shows, including some 2015 Tony nominees.

Kristin Chenoweth On Gay Marriage, Staying In Touch With Idina Menzel and the Composer Who Would Write Her Life Story — Kristin Chenoweth On Gay Marriage, Staying In Touch With Idina Menzel and the Composer Who Would Write Her Life Story Petite powerhouse soprano Kristin Chenoweth, returning to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century , shares why the role of Hollywood starlet Lily Garland is one she has "always wanted to play" and how she keeps in contact with co-star Idina Menzel.
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Jul 25, 2016

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