All stories by Jeremy Gerard on BroadwayStars

Thursday, October 18, 2018

A MOTHER'S ANGUISH by Jeremy Gerard

Glenn Close stars as Joan of Arc’s mother, who must wrestle with her daughter s visions.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

PARADE PASSING BY by Jeremy Gerard

As this musical production takes to the road, Betty Buckley radiates joy from center stage.

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Opinion: Can off-Broadway intimacy survive a Broadway transfer? by Jeremy Gerard

“Will it move?” If you’re in the theater business, you know what that question is about. When a new show opens anywhere outside the Broadway theater district, whether it’s SoHo or Sa…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Characters and songs collide in Conor McPherson s ode to Dylan and the Depression.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

GET SNOOKERED by Jeremy Gerard

Richard Bean’s new play provides a kind of tear-inducing laughter that is in short supply on Broadway.

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Opinion: Is $20 million-plus the new normal for Broadway musicals? by Jeremy Gerard

Every Broadway season boasts a show or two that promises big-screen thrills delivered on record-busting budgets. Back in 1987, the Shubert Organization swallowed the cost of structural reinf…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

ENDURING LIGHT by Jeremy Gerard

With her life s work, Mazzie s gift to theatergoers and colleagues alike was happiness in its purest state.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Opinion: Craig Zadan’s legacy will live on through Broadway, TV projects by Jeremy Gerard

As he accepted the fifth, and most important, Creative Emmy award for “Jesus Christ Superstar” last Sunday, executive producer Neil Meron said, “This is for Craig. Craig Zadan’s miss…

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Monday, September 10, 2018


A short run of this revelatory 1983 musical marks a homecoming of a show that has entered theater history.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

NO ROMANCE, NO COMEDY by Jeremy Gerard

There s not a shred of originality in this repurposing of the 1990 film.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ recoups its $4 million investment by Caitlin Huston and Jeremy Gerard

“The Play That Goes Wrong” has recouped its $4 million capitalization, 17 months after it began performances on Broadway. The play originally announced it would be closing on Au…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

BATTLE OF THE BANDS by Jeremy Gerard

This musical is so full of cheesiness and clichés that anyone who buys a ticket will come to regret it.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

DESERT SONG by Jeremy Gerard

As the Best Musical continues to soar, Sasson Gabay brings a different take to the role of Tewfiq.

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Monday, July 30, 2018


Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub s musicalized adaptation is a celebration that brings all five boroughs of New York together.

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Opinion: How two Broadway musicals adapted to the #MeToo era by Jeremy Gerard

Rarely has the phrase “900-pound gorilla” seemed as apt as the dilemma facing Broadway producers and creatives this season — especially those who are adapting iconic films from the pas…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018


Good intentions and terrific songs don’t add up to a good rock musical.

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Friday, July 20, 2018


With cameras amplifying grotesque images onto a large screen, The Damned is as unsettling onstage as it was on film.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Opinion: Broadway profits keep nonprofits alive by Jeremy Gerard

“There’s no profit like nonprofit!” was a cherished mantra of the late Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld. Long before his passing in 2008, Schoenfeld understood that the …

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Friday, June 29, 2018


Joshua Harmon’s humorous new play takes on the superficiality of beauty, fashion and resistance to aging.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018


Carey Mulligan captivates her audience in Dennis Kelly’s seductive ensnarement of a play.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

WRATH UNFURLED by Jeremy Gerard

Ruben Santiago-Hudson needs no gimmicks or modern update to bring a hard-hitting Othello to Central Park.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Opinion: Raise a glass to the Tony voters by Jeremy Gerard

Some praise is due the 850-plus Tony voters, a group more maligned than any industry group outside of the Golden Globes. They violate Tony rules by voting in categories in which they haven…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Opinion: It’s time to break out of the confines of Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

The Tony Awards on Sunday are sure to paint a happy face on the Broadway season that just concluded with record high ticket sales of $1.7 billion and branded shows that will look to viewers …

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Opinion: Make the Tony Awards more like the Grammys by Jeremy Gerard

All creative competitions are ridiculous, and in that respect, the Tony Awards are no different from the Oscars, the Grammys and the seasonal art auctions at Sotheby’s. With our votes or b…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Opinion: Forget the Top 40, Broadway musicals still resonate by Jeremy Gerard

Channel surfing a few nights ago, I alighted on PBS and had the unexpected thrill of hearing a familiar tune that wasn’t from the Peter, Paul and Mary or Temptations catalogs. The song was…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Opinion: What if Broadway revivals dared to be more provocative? by Jeremy Gerard

Clubby and tradition-bound as Skull and Bones, Broadway has made worthy strides toward sunlight in recent years as conventions of sex and race finally began to crumble. But you’d hardly kn…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jan Maxwell Has Died; Five-Time Tony Nominee Praised ‘Law & Order’ In New York Times by Jeremy Gerard

Jan Maxwell, a supremely gifted comic actress whose five Tony Award nominations included two in the same season, died today of cancer, her son, William Maxwell-Lunny. She was 61. Maxwell was…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Broadway’s Youngest Turk Takes A Page From Trump’s Twittery Playbook by Jeremy Gerard

Stephen Colbert is doing it. Why not Jordan Roth? Just as Colbert and Chris Licht unleashed Our Cartoon President on Showtime, Broadway theater owner and producer (and regular Deadline pundi…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

‘Hedwig’ Producer David Binder Named BAM Artistic Director by Jeremy Gerard

David Binder, a theater producer best known for a critically acclaimed and commercially successful Broadway production of the punk rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will become the fir…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Review: Eve Ensler’s Dazzling ‘In The Body Of The World’ by Jeremy Gerard

With a commission from the American Repertory Theater and its artistic director Diane Paulus, Eve Ensler adapted her harrowing, revelatory 2013 memoir In the Body of the Word into an equally…

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‘The Blacklist’s Harry Lennix Set To Direct ‘A Small Oak Tree’ Off-Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Harry Lennix, AKA Agent Harold Cooper on NBC's The Blacklist, has staged A Small Oak Tree Runs Red at off-Broadway’s Billie Holiday Theater, in previews, opening tomorrow an…

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