All stories by Howard Sherman on BroadwayStars

Friday, September 13, 2019

Howard Sherman: Artists must learn the truth of the stories they tell by Howard Sherman

Ahead of last Monday’s community gathering presented by the Broadway Advocacy Coalition the event had looked interesting. In the room, it went

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, September 6, 2019

Howard Sherman: Don’t knock transatlantic transfers – good theatre benefits us all by Howard Sherman

Two weeks ago, when considering a spate of closings and announcements of new productions on Broadway for this column, I intentionally made

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Actor Carrie Preston: ‘I love it when people can’t figure out why they recognise me’ by Howard Sherman

Known for roles in TV hits The Good Wife and True Blood, theatre stalwart Carrie Preston is directing a show about RSC

Linked From The Stage Registration at 05:57AM
Friday, August 30, 2019

Howard Sherman: Theatre shouldn’t take itself so seriously, even when the work is weighty by Howard Sherman

At first glance, the post from SHN: Broadway in San Francisco, a presenter of major theatre tours on the west coast, looks

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, August 23, 2019

Howard Sherman: Every time a stage door closes on Broadway, a new show opens by Howard Sherman

Much has been made of the closing of five Broadway shows in the past two weeks: Be More Chill, King Kong, Pretty

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Monday, August 19, 2019

Playwright Lynn Nottage: ‘Theatre is uniquely in the position to be at the vanguard of change’ by Howard Sherman

Following the success of Sweat on Broadway and in London, Lynn Nottage’s latest play is a comedy that revisits the same de-industrialised

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:30AM
Friday, August 16, 2019

Howard Sherman: Theatre often moves us but our response depends on what we bring to it by Howard Sherman

One line started it. “You know that he loved you, don’t you?” That was the moment in Nick Payne’s A Life when

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, August 9, 2019

Howard Sherman: Chekh-mate – why modern playwrights are turning to the classics for inspiration by Howard Sherman

Anton Chekhov has been cursing up a storm this summer in New York. Sort of. There are currently two – fairly swearey

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Monday, August 5, 2019

Artistic director Chay Yew: ‘Audiences come here wanting a dialogue about America’ by Howard Sherman

The award-winning playwright and director has scored a series of Broadway transfers from his Chicago theatre. He tells Howard Sherman why community-generated

Linked From The Stage Registration at 12:24PM
Friday, August 2, 2019

Howard Sherman: Set theatremakers loose on escape room games by Howard Sherman

Perched somewhere between elaborate board game, immersive theatre and Halloween haunted house, the escape room phenomenon seems to fly under the radar

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Howard Sherman: In memory of Hal Prince (1928-2019), a theatre legend by Howard Sherman

A simple list of credits for Hal Prince says so much. Producer or co-producer of, among others, The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees,

Linked From The Stage Registration at 01:17PM
Friday, July 26, 2019

Howard Sherman: From blackouts to flash flooding, it was a strange week on Broadway by Howard Sherman

You could call it Broadway’s week of disruptions, although it wasn’t unique to Broadway or even necessarily theatre. It began on Saturday,

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Monday, July 22, 2019

Actor Kate Burton: ‘If you’re the child of an actor, you have to find your own path’ by Howard Sherman

As the daughter of famous performers, Kate Burton has forged her own distinguished stage career, known for playing Chekhov and Shakespeare as

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:30AM
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Howard Sherman: There’s an eager audience for smart theatrical parodies by Howard Sherman

The deranged eccentricity of the premise demanded attention: a stage version of the 1997 action film Face/Off, starring Nic Cage and John

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:07PM
Friday, July 12, 2019

Howard Sherman: The arts pride themselves on being progressive – they should now focus on the language of gender identity by Howard Sherman

The arts community prides itself on being progressive. The time has come for it to move forward yet again; the specific topic

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, July 5, 2019

Howard Sherman: The film industry is worrying about the future – should theatre too? by Howard Sherman

These movies are too long. These movies are too short. These movies are just right. This theme, echoing the assessments of fussy

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, June 28, 2019

Howard Sherman: Marvel’s student plays bode well for school stages by Howard Sherman

Imagine if the long-running NT Connections programme was generating new plays for the secondary school market all about comic book heroes. While

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Monday, June 24, 2019

New York Theatre Workshop artistic director James Nicola: ‘The stakes are higher than ever for the artistic community’ by Howard Sherman

As head of New York Theatre Workshop, James Nicola has originated hits from Rent to Hadestown. He tells Howard Sherman about working

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:30AM
Friday, June 21, 2019

Howard Sherman: Digging behind the stats that say celebrity casting doesn’t boost the box office by Howard Sherman

Just before the Tony Awards, an academic paper found 15 minutes of fame. In it, academics from New York University and Lund

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, June 14, 2019

Howard Sherman: Shakespeare ‘translations’ can be a gateway drug to the real thing by Howard Sherman

When the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced, in the autumn of 2015, that it would be commissioning translations of all of Shakespeare’s plays,

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, June 7, 2019

Howard Sherman: Artists came together for a reading of the Mueller Report – but was it theatre? by Howard Sherman

The 448-page report by US special prosecutor Robert Mueller may, at points, make for dramatic reading. It is not, however, a dramatic

Linked From The Stage Registration at 03:18AM
Friday, May 31, 2019

Howard Sherman: What will Magic Mike the Musical show us – if anything? by Howard Sherman

If you have a desire to see Magic Mike Live, your options are London, Las Vegas and, come November, Berlin. If you

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, May 17, 2019

Howard Sherman: Theatre completists, you can’t see everything – revel in those you can by Howard Sherman

In his essential 1983 book on the movie industry, William Goldman (screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and The Princess Bride) summed up the

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, May 10, 2019

Howard Sherman: Hamilton shows musicals how to go further with its exhibition for the Instagram era by Howard Sherman

Popular entertainment isn’t necessarily the place to go and study history, but it can prompt audience members to learn more about the

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Monday, May 6, 2019

Tootsie composer and lyricist David Yazbek: ‘I don’t want to write alone. I like collaborating and having fun’ by Howard Sherman

The Tony-winning composer of Broadway hit The Band’s Visit is no stranger to musical adaptations of films, but had misgivings about taking

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:30AM
Friday, May 3, 2019

Howard Sherman: Which musicals will be Broadway contenders next season? by Howard Sherman

A few days after the announcement of the Tony Awards nominations for 2018-19 is perhaps too early to start reading tea leaves

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, April 26, 2019

Howard Sherman: How changes to Facebook’s algorithm heaped injury on the arts and its coverage by Howard Sherman

There are any number of reasons to read the new cover story from Wired magazine, 15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside of

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

C-a-n-c-e-l-i-n-g ‘Spelling Bee’ at a Maryland Middle School by Howard Sherman

The communication announcing the cancelation of a production of the musical The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Hyattsville Middle School in Maryland could not have been more terse.…

Linked From www.artsintegrity.org at 10:54AM
Friday, April 19, 2019

Howard Sherman: Theatre pop-ups, such as Fiona Shaw in New York, bring varied audiences by Howard Sherman

The pop-up theatre performance is not, at this point, a novelty. But in the line of surprising theatrical performances in public places,

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, April 12, 2019

Howard Sherman: Sitting with a younger theatre audience is a revitalising experience by Howard Sherman

New work may not be as rare as it once was in US regional theatre, but one festival that has championed the

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, April 5, 2019

Howard Sherman: A cultural shift is happening in US theatre but there’s more to do by Howard Sherman

“Doors open for women and people of color at top ranks of American theater.” For many, this New York Times headline from

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM

All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue