All stories by Matthew Wexler on BroadwayStars

Friday, April 2, 2021

Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary by Matthew Wexler

Currently home 'Hadestown,' the Walter Kerr Theatre turns 100! Jujamcyn Theaters has just released an interactive timeline to celebrate the centennial. The post Broadway’s Walter Kerr Thea…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 10:42AM
Thursday, April 1, 2021

‘Diana’ Musical Coming to Netflix, then Broadway by Matthew Wexler

“The chance to share our show, first with Netflix’s global audience, and then welcoming a live audience back on Broadway, is something we’ve all been dreaming about for more than a yea…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 03:06PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Broadway’s Nail-Biting Return: The Longest Overture in Theater History by Matthew Wexler

With theaters shuttered for more than a year, culture-craving audiences are eagerly anticipating when the curtain will rise once again. The post Broadway’s Nail-Biting Return: The Longest …

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 08:24PM
Monday, March 29, 2021

Could You Be the Next Christine Daaé? by Matthew Wexler

"The Phantom of the Opera" is seeking a new leading lady via self-tape auditions. Actors are invited to sing a part of the song "Think of Me." The post Could You Be the Next Christine Daaé?…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 09:42AM
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Ars Nova Announces Vision Residency Spring Performances by Matthew Wexler

Starr Busby curates Ars Nova's latest lineup of Vision Residency performances, including work by kim mayo, JJJJJerome Ellis and more. The post Ars Nova Announces Vision Residency Spring Perf…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 07:36PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Groundbreaking  ‘Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death’ Returns to Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Kenny Leon will direct the first Broadway revival of Melvin Van Peebles' groundbreaking musical 'Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death.' The post Groundbreaking  ‘Ain’t Supposed to Die …

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 07:32PM
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

“It Goes So Fast: Our Town by Hirschfeld” Online Exhibit Launches by Matthew Wexler

Fans have a chance to view even more of the legendary illustrator’s work in the new online exhibition, "It Goes So Fast: Our Town by Hirschfeld." The post “It Goes So Fast: Our Town b…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 06:32PM
Monday, March 22, 2021

Ian McKellen to Play Hamlet in New UK Production by Matthew Wexler

The award-winning stage and screen star will be 82 when he takes on the role in an "age-blind" production of 'Hamlet' this June. The post Ian McKellen to Play Hamlet in New UK Production app…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 04:32PM
Friday, March 19, 2021

Don’t Miss: ‘Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream’ Listening Party by Matthew Wexler

Can you dance to Sondheim? Yes! The one-year anniversary listening party of 'Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream' on March 22 is your chance. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Losing My Mi…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 07:42PM
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Celebrating Sutton Foster! Five Videos to Celebrate Her Birthday by Matthew Wexler

Star of stage and screen Sutton Foster turns 46 today, and we've gone down the musical theater rabbit hole to celebrate her birthday. The post Celebrating Sutton Foster! Five Videos to Celeb…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 07:36PM
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Site-Specific “The Last Five Years” Is Raw, Inventive, and Highly Intimate by Matthew Wexler

Jason Michael Webb's production is a master class in not only how to pivot as a theatermaker during this time but also how to, timelessly and fluidly, breathe new life into a work. The post…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 01:18PM
Monday, March 15, 2021

Extended Look: ‘In The Heights’ Trailers by Matthew Wexler

New trailers for the highly anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights' have just been released. The post Extended Look: ‘In The Heights’ Trailers appeared first…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 07:42PM
Saturday, March 13, 2021

‘We Will Be Back’ Times Square Pop-Up Honors 1-Year Anniversary of Broadway Shutdown by Matthew Wexler

The theater community reunited in Times Square exactly one year since Broadway shut-down for “We Will Be Back,” a pop-up experience and commemoration of Broadway’s “lost year.” The…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 01:32PM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Stephen Sondheim is Fully Vaccinated! by Matthew Wexler

Sondheim shared the news at the live-streamed 30th anniversary reunion of "Assassins" earlier this week. The post Stephen Sondheim is Fully Vaccinated! appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 06:42PM
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

New Musical ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ Headed to the UK by Matthew Wexler

"The Time Traveller's Wife" follows Henry, a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and Clare, his wife, who has to cope with his frequent absences. T…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 12:03PM
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Danielle Brooks and Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘The Piano Lesson’ by Matthew Wexler

"To Kill a Mockingbird"'s LaTanya Richardson Jackson to direct the new stage revival starring Danielle Brooks and Samuel L. Jackson. The post Danielle Brooks and Samuel L. Jackson to Star in…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 02:06PM
Monday, March 8, 2021

BroadwayCon Goes Online April 18 by Matthew Wexler

Some of the many stars who are offering meet and greets, coachings, and more include Andrew Barth Feldman, Kerry Butler, Jenn Colella, and Alex Brightman. The post BroadwayCon Goes Online Ap…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 03:18PM
Friday, March 5, 2021

Goodman Theatre Launches Free ‘Encore’ On-Demand Series by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Goodman Theatre will offer free on-demand content from its "video vault" from March 15 through May 9. The post Goodman Theatre Launches Free ‘Encore’ On-Demand Series appeared …

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 11:18AM
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Don’t Miss: ‘Tonight at the London Coliseum’ by Matthew Wexler

Ramin Karimloo, Sharon D. Clarke, Cassidy Janson and Carrie Hope Fletcher star in solo concerts this March at the London Coliseum. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Tonight at the London Coliseum’…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 06:48PM

10 Strong Female Characters to Celebrate Women’s History Month by Matthew Wexler

To celebrate Women's History Month, we highlight 10 iconic female characters and the actresses who have brought them to life. The post 10 Strong Female Characters to Celebrate Women’s Hist…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 03:42AM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Original Cast of “Assassins” to Reunite on March 8 by Matthew Wexler

Creators Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, director Jerry Zaks, and the original Off-Broadway cast will reunite on March 8 to discuss this landmark musical. The post Original Cast of “Ass…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 05:48PM
Monday, March 1, 2021

“Thoughts of a Colored Man” Marquee Marks Broadway’s Anticipated Return by Matthew Wexler

Vulnerable and vibrant, raw and alive, "Thoughts of a Colored Man" weaves spoken word, slam poetry and rhythm into a mosaic of the inner lives of Black men. The post “Thoughts of a Color…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 03:54PM
Friday, February 26, 2021

Lincoln Center to Launch Sweeping Outdoor Initiatives This Spring by Matthew Wexler

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced Restart Stages, a sweeping initiative that will create 10 outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces. The post Lincoln Center to Launch S…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 06:24PM

Radial Park Returns With Immersive Theatrical Experiences by Matthew Wexler

Start your engines — the cinemersive drive-in experience Radial Park at Halletts Point Play will return this Spring with the iconic film, 'The Blues Brothers.' The post Radial Park Ret…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 12:03AM
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Don’t Miss: ‘Love Letter to Liza’ 75th Birthday Celebration by Matthew Wexler

Liza's turning 75! The consummate film star, theater legend, and cultural icon will celebrate her milestone birthday with — how else? — a star-studded concert that will premiere on March…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 07:42PM
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Oscar Wilde’s “Dorian Gray” to Stream in a Modern Take by Matthew Wexler

Oscar Wilde's classic book about youth, beauty, and hedonism is now being adapted for the digital stage next month, touting a starry cast and a contemporary take. The post Oscar Wilde’s …

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 09:42AM
Friday, February 19, 2021

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Provides $2.4 Million in Food Grants by Matthew Wexler

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS this week provided a record $2,452,500 in grants to 131 food service and meal delivery programs in 37 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.   The post …

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 06:06PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Monday’s Final Jeopardy Category Was “Playwrights” — How Would You Fare? by Matthew Wexler

Categories like "Broadway Musicals" or "Tony Award Winners" are no strangers to "Jeopardy!", but this week theater buffs would have won big if the knew the correct response to Monday night's…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 07:12PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A New Adaptation of ‘The King and I’ to Hit the Big Screen by Matthew Wexler

"Something wonderful" is coming to the silver screen!  Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "The King and I." The post A New Adaptation of ‘The King…

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 06:12PM
Monday, February 15, 2021

Celebrate the Holiday with These On-Stage Presidents by Matthew Wexler

See which U.S. presidents have been fictionalized on stage! There have been more than Alexander Hamilton —how about FDR, Andrew Jackson and more? The post Celebrate the Holiday with These …

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 10:42AM
Friday, February 12, 2021

Joe Allen Remembered by Matthew Wexler

Legendary theater district restaurateur Joe Allen died at age 87 — here are some of the memories of those who loved him and his iconic venues. The post Joe Allen Remembered appeared first …

Linked From The Broadway Blog at 06:12PM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre