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Monday, May 2, 2016

Lucille Lortel Awards: The Complete Winners List by David Rooney

The top honors for off-Broadway theater were presented Sunday in New York, with 'Guards at the Taj' and 'The Robber Bridegroom' leading the winners.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:33PM
Sunday, May 1, 2016

'Dear Evan Hansen': Theater Review by David Rooney

This new contemporary musical stars Ben Platt of 'Pitch Perfect' fame as a depressed high-schooler caught up in a lie that acquires a life of its own in the social media bubble. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:30PM

17 Best Broadway Shows This Season by David Rooney

THR's chief theater critic shares his top picks from a season packed with invigorating revivals, fresh movie adaptations and audacious new works.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:17PM

'A Streetcar Named Desire': Theater Review by David Rooney

Gillian Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois, fleeing from time and tawdry reality as she careens into insanity in Tennessee Williams' classic, with Ben Foster as her adversary.

SOURCE: gillian-anderson-a-streetcar-named-889167 at 06:17PM

'A Streetcar Named Desire': Theater Review by David Rooney

Gillian Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois, fleeing from time and tawdry reality as she careens into insanity in Tennessee Williams' classic, with Ben Foster as her adversary. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:00PM
Friday, April 29, 2016

Tonys 2016: 'Shuffle Along' to Compete as New Musical by David Rooney

Producer Scott Rudin had lobbied for the behind-the-scenes reimagining of the 1921 jazz show to be considered as a revival, thus taking it out of direct competition with 'Hamilton.'read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:02PM
Thursday, April 28, 2016

'Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed': Theater Review by David Rooney

Writer-director George C. Wolfe and choreographer Savion Glover reteam on another unique journey into black history, featuring a radiant Audra McDonald. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:00PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

'Long Day's Journey Into Night': Theater Review by David Rooney

Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon and John Gallagher Jr. play the tortured souls of the Tyrone family in Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical magnum opus. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:53PM
Monday, April 25, 2016

'Fully Committed': Theater Review by David Rooney

'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson returns to Broadway in this one-person, multi-character play about a frazzled reservations clerk at the hottest restaurant in town. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM

Broadway's 'Waitress' Announces National Tour by David Rooney

The new musical adapted from the 2007 Keri Russell movie, featuring a book by Jessie Nelson and score by Sara Bareilles, will launch its road company in Cleveland in fall 2017. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:54PM
Sunday, April 24, 2016

'Waitress': Theater Review by David Rooney

Tony winner Jessie Mueller plays an unhappily married diner server pouring love into her pies in this musical based on the 2007 indie hit, featuring a score by Sara Bareilles. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Thursday, April 21, 2016

'American Psycho': Theater Review by David Rooney

Benjamin Walker stars as Patrick Bateman, who has to return some videotapes and sing about it in this electro-pop musical adaptation of the era-defining Bret Easton Ellis novel. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:00PM
Monday, April 18, 2016

Liev Schreiber, Janet McTeer Return to Broadway in 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' by David Rooney

Christopher Hampton's drama about sex, rivalry and betrayal in 18th century France transfers to New York following a sellout run at London's Donmar Warehouse. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:32AM
Sunday, April 17, 2016

'Hamilton' Wins 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by David Rooney

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop historical juggernaut becomes only the ninth musical in history to take the honor, turning up the show’s heat as the Tony Awards frontrunner. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:11PM
Friday, April 15, 2016

'Anastasia' Bound for Broadway by David Rooney

The new musical from the team behind 'Ragtime' is inspired by the 1997 Fox animated feature about the last surviving child of the Russian royal family. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:00PM
Thursday, April 14, 2016

'The Father': Theater Review by David Rooney

Frank Langella takes a dark journey down the tragic one-way tunnel of dementia in French playwright Florian Zeller's intense drama, adapted in English by Christopher Hampton. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Daniel Radcliffe Returns to New York Stage in 'Privacy' by David Rooney

Inspired by the Edward Snowden revelations, James Graham's play explores personal privacy and our relationship to technology in the modern age. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:02PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Broadway Beckons Imelda Staunton's 'Gypsy' by David Rooney

The Roundabout Theatre Company is in talks to transfer the acclaimed London revival, which won four Olivier Awards on Sunday.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:32PM

Jesse Eisenberg Will Take 'The Spoils' to London by David Rooney

The actor-playwright, currently seen onscreen in 'Batman v. Superman,' will co-star with Kunal Nayyar of 'The Big Bang Theory' in the comedy's West End debut. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:44AM
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Diane Lane Returns to Broadway in 'The Cherry Orchard' by David Rooney

The actress will end an absence of almost 40 years when she takes on the role of the struggling landowner in Stephen Karam's new adaptation of the Chekhov classic. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00AM
Sunday, April 3, 2016

'Richard II': Theater Review by David Rooney

David Tennant makes his U.S. stage debut as the doomed monarch in the opener of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'Henriad,' presented under the banner 'King and Country.' read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:00PM

Oscar Isaac Returns to New York Stage in 'Hamlet' by David Rooney

Following a breakout series of film and TV work that began with 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and continued through 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' the Juilliard-trained actor will tackle the role i…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:58PM
Thursday, March 31, 2016

'The Crucible': Theater Review by David Rooney

Saoirse Ronan leads the accusers in this revival of Arthur Miller's morality play about the Salem witch trials, with Ben Whishaw and Sophie Okonedo as John and Elizabeth Proctor. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:00PM

Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells to Lead 'Falsettos' Cast by David Rooney

Stephanie J. Block will also star in the Broadway revival of the Tony-winning musical by William Finn and James Lapine, about complicated relationships in the shadow of AIDS.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:15PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

'The Humans' Leads Off-Broadway's Lortel Nominations by David Rooney

Stephen Karam's drama scored the most nods but missed out on key mentions for best play and director, pointing to a wide spread with no clear frontrunner. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:31PM

Sean Hayes Returns to Broadway in 'An Act of God' by David Rooney

The Emmy-winning actor will reprise the title role in David Javerbaum's comedy, after performing the play in Los Angeles and San Francisco.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:30AM
Monday, March 28, 2016

Nathan Lane, John Slattery to Lead 'The Front Page' on Broadway by David Rooney

Scott Rudin will produce the revival of the classic newspaper comedy by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, with Jack O'Brien directing a cast that also includes John Goodman.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:06PM

'Head of Passes': Theater Review by David Rooney

Phylicia Rashad stars as the matriarch of a family in southernmost Louisiana experiencing a crisis of faith in Tarell Alvin McCraney's contemporary spin on the Book of Job.read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM
Thursday, March 24, 2016

'Bright Star': Theater Review by David Rooney

Walter Bobbie directs this original bluegrass musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, about two Southerners in the 1940s whose lives are more intertwined than they know. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 07:15PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

'Roman Holiday' Gets Broadway-Bound Musical Makeover by David Rooney

The Oscar-winning 1953 screen classic is headed to the stage with a score of Cole Porter standards in an adaptation due to premiere in San Francisco in summer 2017. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:08PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

'Dry Powder': Theater Review by David Rooney

Hank Azaria, Claire Danes and John Krasinski play hardball with the American economy in Sarah Burgess' drama at the Public Theater, staged by 'Hamilton' director Thomas Kail. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM

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