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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Rita Moreno Talks Turning 90: “I’m Older And Deeply Grateful For Still Being Here”; ‘One Day At A Time’ Co-Stars Latest To Pay Tribute by Bruce Haring

It’s a happy 90th birthday to iconic actress Rita Moreno, celebrating today the renewal of interest in one of her most famous roles, that of Anita in the 1961 version of West Side Story (s…

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Geoffrey Johnson Dies: Tony Award-Winning Casting Director For ‘Cats’ And ‘Les Miserables’ Was 91 by Bruce Haring

Geoffrey Johnson, whose Johnson-Liff Casting was behind the roles for Cats, Les Miserables, and Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s three longest-running shows, died Friday, Nov. 26. He was…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:52PM
Friday, November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim Saluted By The Entertainment Community For His Giant Footprint On The Arts by Bruce Haring

The unexpected death today of songwriter Stephen Sondheim at his Connecticut home will no doubt catch many by surprise, given his relatively robust persona, even at age 91. But while his pas…

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:15PM

Stephen Sondheim Dies: Broadway Songwriting Titan For ‘Sweeney Todd’ And ‘A Little Night Music’ Was 91 by Bruce Haring

Stephen Sondheim, one of the giants of Broadway songwriting, died early Friday at his home in Roxbury, Conn. He was 91. Attorney F. Richard Pappas, announced the death, which he described as…

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:16PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Betty Lynn Dies: Thelma Lou, Barney Fife’s Girlfriend On ‘The Andy Griffith Show, Was 95 by Bruce Haring

Betty Lynn, a veteran actress who was best known as the girlfriend of bumbling sheriff’s deputy Barney Fife on television classic The Andy Griffith Show, has died at age 95. She passed on …

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:52PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda Welcomes Back ‘Hamilton’ Audience With Indoor And Outdoor Speeches – Video by Bruce Haring

Mark Lin-Manuel Miranda as grateful for Broadway’s return. The creator of smash-hit musical Hamilton went all-out to welcome the returning audience, singing outside the theater and then ma…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:42PM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Alanis Morissette Claims She Was Raped By Multiple Men In New HBO Documentary, Washington Post Reports by Bruce Haring

Singer/actress Alanis Morissette said she was raped by multiple men when she was a 15-year-old Canadian pop star in a new documentary for HBO, reports the Washington Post. “It took me year…

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:06PM
Friday, August 6, 2021

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of ‘Gone Girl’ Actress Lisa Banes Was Almost Released Without Bail by Bruce Haring

UPDATE: Confusion among prosecutors almost led to the release of the man charged in the New York hit-and-run death of actress Lisa Banes, who appeared in the films Gone Girl and Cocktail, as…

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:20PM
Sunday, June 6, 2021

Clarence Williams III Dies: ‘Linc’ On ‘The Mod Squad’ Star Was 81 by Bruce Haring

Clarence Williams III, who was a Black power icon in the 1960s and 1970s as the cool detective “Linc Hayes” on television’s The Mod Squad, has died. Williams died in Los Angeles on Fri…

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:51PM
Sunday, April 25, 2021

Rita Wilson Says Scott Rudin Made Her Feel “Worthless, Unvaluable and Replaceable” by Bruce Haring

Actress/singer Rita Wilson has joined the outcry against producer Scott Rudin, claiming he tried to find a way to legally fire her from a Broadway show when she was diagnosed with breast can…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:48AM
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Scott Rudin Will Resign From The Broadway League Trade Association by Bruce Haring

In the wake of a Thursday protest march that called for the Broadway League to take action, producer Scott Rudin has said he will resign from the trade organization. Broadway actors and Acto…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:37PM
Thursday, March 25, 2021

DDO Artists Agency Names Anthony Boyer As Partner In Theatrical Division by Bruce Haring

Los Angeles agent Anthony Boyer has been named a partner in the Theatrical Division at DDO Artists Agency. A graduate of Kent State University, Boyer began his career on the stage as a music…

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:44PM
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

New York City Arts And Entertainment Venues Will Reopen April 2, But With Capacity Limits by Bruce Haring

Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, nightclubs and music venues can reopen as of April 2, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The Broadway announcement was tipped by Deadline e…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:47PM
Friday, February 12, 2021

Daphne Rubin-Vega And Brooke Smith Sign To Stewart Talent by Bruce Haring

Stewart Talent has announced it has signed Daphne Rubin-Vega and Brooke Smith for representation. Brooke Smith can currently be seen on David E. Kelley’s Big Sky. She was recently seen in …

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:33PM
Friday, February 5, 2021

Stewart Talent Signs Gina Gershon, Laila Odom For Representation by Bruce Haring

Stewart Talent has two new additions to its star stable, adding Gina Gershon and Laila Odom for representation. Gershon recently wrapped up a supporting role in Adam McKay’s Don’t Look U…

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:39PM
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Peter Mark Richman Dies: Versatile Playwright, Author And Actor For Broadway, Film, TV Was 93 by Bruce Haring

Peter Mark Richman, a star of Broadway, film and television who had guest starring roles on more than 500 TV shows, including a recurring role as Rev. Snow on the classic sitcom Three’s Co…

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:37PM
Thursday, December 24, 2020

Lee Wallace Dies: Broadway Actor In ‘Zalman or the Madness of God’ Was 90 by Bruce Haring

Lee Wallace, who starred in several Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, died Dec. 20 in New York after along illness. Born Leo Melis in Brooklyn, he moved with his family to the Lower East Side…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:14PM

Amanda Kloots Makes Ring Of Broadway Star Nick Cordero’s Ashes by Bruce Haring

Amanda Kloots has shared a video today of a ring that incorporates some of her late husband Nick Cordero’s ashes. “Something very special arrived yesterday,” she captioned the post. �…

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:32PM
Friday, November 13, 2020

‘Disney Holiday Singalong’ Sets Katy Perry, BTS, Adam Lambert And More Talents by Bruce Haring

The third edition of Disney’s singing franchise has announced its first round of appearances. The Disney Holiday Singalong will have Andrea Bocelli, BTS, Michael Bublé, Ciara, Chloe x Hal…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:00AM
Friday, October 16, 2020

Anthony Chisholm Dies: Tony-Nominated Actor And Film, TV Star Was 77 by Bruce Haring

Anthony Chisholm, whose long career spanned Broadway, film and television, died today at age 77. No cause was given by The Katz Company, his talent management. Chisholm earned a 2007 Tony no…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:48PM
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chadwick Boseman’s Last Film, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, Releases First Images by Bruce Haring

The final film of Chadwick Boseman’s incandescent career has released its first images of the late star. Director George C. Wolfe’s adaptation of August Wilson’s stage play Ma Rainey�…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:11PM
Sunday, August 16, 2020

Howell Binkley Dies: Two-Time Tony Winner For ‘Hamilton’ And ‘Jersey Boys’ Was 64 by Bruce Haring

Howell Binkley, considered one of Broadway’s premier lighting designers, died Friday, Aug. 14 in North Carolina, his wife, Joyce, told the Winston-Salem Journal.. He was 64 and had lung ca…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:44PM
Friday, July 17, 2020

Amanda Kloots, Wife Of Late Broadway Star Nick Cordero, Says She Received A Sign From Beyond by Bruce Haring

Widow Amanda Kloots said to her Instagram audience on Thursday that she has received a sign from her late husband. Kloots said she asked for a “sign that you’re here” and she claimed i…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:55PM
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Amanda Kloots, Wife Of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero, Shares Details On His Memorial Service by Bruce Haring

Amanda Kloots, wife of the late Broadway actor Nick Cordero, has posted details of his memorial service online today, a week after he died from coronavirus complications. Kloots shared the �…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:44PM
Saturday, July 4, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Debut Has Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cast All Atwitter by Bruce Haring

There’s nowhere to go and little to do this July 4 weekend (thanks, coronavirus!). But Disney+ has capitalized on the downtime to bring a streaming treat to masses with the debut last nigh…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:57AM
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Bruce Jay Friedman Dies: Oscar-Nominated Screenplay Writer, Author And Playwright Was 90 by Bruce Haring

Bruce Jay Friedman, an author, playwright and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer for Tom Hanks’s 1984 ilm Splash, died today in New York City. He was 90 and no cause of death was given by h…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:04PM
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Drama Desk Awards Postponed Amid George Floyd Protests In New York by Bruce Haring

The 65th Drama Desk Awards has postponed its plan to stream its awards tonight during a presentation of Spectrum News NY1’s On Stage. The organization cited “breaking news events in New …

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:40PM
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero “Showing Small Improvements Each Day,” According To Wife Amanda Kloots by Bruce Haring

Broadway star Nick Cordero’s has had a positive uptick in his health as he continues to battle coronavirus at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. His wife, Amanda Kloots, issued a positi…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:07PM
Friday, May 8, 2020

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero “Has Not Given Up” Despite Severe Coronavirus Complications, His Wife Posts Online by Bruce Haring

Actor Nick Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, has once again posted on her husband’s condition as he battles the COVID-19 virus. Cordero has had horrible complications since being hospitaliz…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:38PM
Thursday, April 16, 2020

‘Broadway On Demand’ Streaming Service Sets May Launch, Will Offer Library, Live Concerts, Instruction by Bruce Haring

A new streaming service, Broadway on Demand, will have its US launch next month. The membership-based streaming service promises a library of content, exclusive livestream events, interactiv…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:02PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Rosie O’Donnell Brings Back Her Show As One-Night-Only Streaming Fundraiser by Bruce Haring

Rosie O’Donnell and actor/producer Erich Bergen will bring back the Emmy-winning The Rosie O’Donnell Show this Sunday. The special event is a live, one-night-only streaming fundraiser fo…

SOURCE: Deadline at 08:49PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards