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Sunday, October 16, 2016

'The Cherry Orchard': Theater Review by David Rooney

Diane Lane returns to Broadway, graduating from the ensemble almost 40 years ago to the grande dame of Anton Chekhov's classic, 'The Cherry Orchard,' in a new version by Tony winner Stephen …

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

'War Paint' to Make Spring Splash on Broadway by David Rooney

Two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will face off as rival cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden in the new musical. read more

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

'Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened': Film Review | NYFF 2016 by David Rooney

Lonny Price, one of the original Broadway leads of 'Merrily We Roll Along,' recalls the emotional rollercoaster of that Stephen Sondheim show's creation and its illusion-shattering early dem…

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper to Star on Broadway in 'A Doll's House, Part 2' by David Rooney

Scott Rudin is producing Lucas Hnath's new play, which picks up after the Henrik Ibsen classic and will also feature 2016 Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell and Condola Rashad. read more

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

'Hamilton's America': TV Review | NYFF 2016 by David Rooney

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop historical smash gets in-depth making-of treatment in the PBS 'Great Performances' doc 'Hamilton's America,' featuring extensive footage of the show's original B…

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

'The Encounter': Theater Review by David Rooney

Simon McBurney evokes a journey into the heart of the Amazonian jungle while also exploring more abstract realms of time and consciousness in his solo sonic odyssey, 'The Encounter.' read mo…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Garth Drabinsky Plots Broadway Return With 'Sousatzka' by David Rooney

The Canadian producer who served time for fraud and forgery will try out the new musical next February in Toronto before a planned New York run in the fall. read more

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Molly Ringwald to Star in 'Terms of Endearment' by David Rooney

The erstwhile John Hughes teen queen will take on the feisty Texas matriarch played onscreen by Shirley MacLaine in the upcoming stage adaptation. read more

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Disney Replaces Director of Broadway-Bound 'Frozen' Musical by David Rooney

Tony winner Michael Grandage will stage the eagerly anticipated project, which despite the creative shakeup remains on track to bow in August 2017. read more

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ramin Karimloo to Join 'Anastasia' Broadway Cast by David Rooney

The Tony-nominated 'Les Miserables' star will play the antagonist in the new musical by the 'Ragtime' team, inspired by the 1997 Fox animated feature. read more

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Bette Midler in 'Hello, Dolly!' Smashes Broadway Record by David Rooney

Tickets for the spring musical revival produced by Scott Rudin went on sale Saturday, exceeding $9 million on the first day of availability. read more

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

'Something Rotten!' to End Broadway Run by David Rooney

The irreverent musical comedy set in Shakespeare's time will close at the St. James Theatre in January, prior to launching its national tour in Boston that same month. read more

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

'The Layover': Theater Review by David Rooney

Annie Parisse and Adam Rothenberg play strangers who connect in a one-night stand that casts a lingering spell in Leslye Headland's dark comedy. read more

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jennifer Holliday Returning to Broadway in 'The Color Purple' by David Rooney

The Tony-winning breakout star of 'Dreamgirls' will end a 15-year absence when she steps into the role of juke-joint singer Shug Avery in the hit musical revival. read more

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jason Sudeikis to Star in 'Dead Poets Society' on Stage by David Rooney

The actor will play unconventional English professor John Keating, one of Robin Williams' most iconic film roles, in the world-premiere drama adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Schulm…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht to Star in Arthur Miller's 'The Price' by David Rooney

Terry Kinney will direct the Broadway revival for Roundabout Theatre Company, beginning performances Feb. 16. read more

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New York Theater Community Mourns James Houghton by David Rooney

The founding artistic director of the Tony-winning Signature Theatre, who died Tuesday, has been a tireless champion of American playwriting for the past 25 years. read more

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Tony Nominee Joshua Henry to Lead Chicago Cast of 'Hamilton' as Aaron Burr by David Rooney

In other 'Hamilton' casting news, Mandy Gonzalez, a veteran of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights,' will join the Broadway company in October as Angelica Schuyler. read more

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Extends Through End of 2017 by David Rooney

The two-part play, which recounts the eighth story in J.K. Rowling's wizardry saga, opened Monday at London's Palace Theatre to across-the-board raves and sellout business. read more

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

J.T. Rogers' Hit Drama 'Oslo' Sets Broadway Move by David Rooney

The Lincoln Center Theater production, which stars Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays, will move to the Vivian Beaumont Theater in spring, making it eligible for the 2017 Tony Awards. read more

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

'Fiddler on the Roof' Sets Broadway Closing Date by David Rooney

The acclaimed musical revival starring Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht, which was nominated this year for three Tony Awards, will play its final performance Dec. 31. read more

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

George Takei to Lead 'Pacific Overtures' by David Rooney

The original 'Star Trek' alumnus returns to the New York stage in the Stephen Sondheim musical after making his Broadway debut last season in 'Allegiance.' read more

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Richard Armitage, Zoe Kazan, Amy Ryan Fall in 'Love, Love, Love' by David Rooney

Alex Hurt and Ben Rosenfield round out the cast of Mike Bartlett's dark comedy, being directed in its off-Broadway premiere by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer. read more

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Daveed Diggs Sets 'Hamilton' Departure by David Rooney

The Tony winner will play his final performance in the Broadway cast Friday, while Miguel Cervantes, Karen Olivo and Alexander Gemignani will head the show in Chicago. read more

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Monday, July 11, 2016

'Oslo': Theater Review by David Rooney

Tony winners Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays lead the ensemble of J.T. Rogers' new play about the secret talks that yielded the historic 1993 White House handshake between Israeli and Pales…

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Joel Grey, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover Join 'The Cherry Orchard' Broadway Cast by David Rooney

Also taking on key roles alongside previously announced star Diane Lane in Tony winner Stephen Karam's new adaptation will be Celia Keenan-Bolger and Harold Perrineau. read more

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Critic's Notebook: Are We Heading Into a Year of #BroadwaySoWhite? by David Rooney

Following last season's unprecedented diversity representation, led by 'Hamilton,' the 2016-17 lineup is looking decidedly pallid.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

'Significant Other' Engaged for Broadway by David Rooney

Marking the first new American play in what is shaping up to be an anemic season for homegrown drama, Joshua Harmon's seriocomedy will open in March. read more

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Comedy Duo Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Headed to Broadway by David Rooney

The pair's popular old-geezer alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, will take their hit show 'Oh, Hello' to the Lyceum Theatre in the fall. read more

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

'Shuffle Along' Announces Abrupt Closing Date on Broadway by David Rooney

Despite landing 10 Tony nominations and making a strong showing at the box office, producer Scott Rudin has opted to end the run July 24 with the previously announced exit of Audra McDonald.…

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'An American in Paris' to Close on Broadway by David Rooney

The Tony-winning musical adaptation of the MGM screen classic is expected to recoup its investment by the end of the run in January, with a national tour commencing in the fall. read more

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