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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Joe Morton on Dick Gregory and ‘Turn Me Loose’ by Patrick Pacheco

Those who are familiar with Joe Morton as the villainous and conniving father of Kerry Washington in the hit television series “Scandal” might be somewhat surprised at his newest role: M…

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Friday, July 8, 2016

How Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Farewell Affects Your Chances of Seeing ‘Hamilton’ by Patrick Pacheco

When the producers of “Hamilton” announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final performance would take place on Saturday evening, July 9, the price of an orchestra seat in the secondary mar…

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

'She Loves Me' Introduces a First: Live Streaming Comes to Broadway by Patrick Pacheco

On Thursday, June 30, Broadway reaches an historic first when “She Loves Me,” the Roundabout’s hit revival at Studio 54, will be live streamed on Broadway HD in a cooperative venture w…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Awash in Red Ink, Broadway’s Musical Season is Still a Winner by Patrick Pacheco

The precipitous closing of the $12 million musical “Shuffle Along” brought the red tide engulfing the Broadway season even higher, joining such high-profile and expensive flops as “Ame…

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Broadway Shocked at the Sudden Closing of “Shuffle Along” by Patrick Pacheco

Shows that are grossing nearly a million dollars a week and playing at over 99% capacity — as “Shuffle Along” did recently — don’t usually close precipitously. But the curtain will…

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

5 Takeaways From the Miraculous Run of ‘Fun Home’ on Broadway by Patrick Pacheco

The Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” will close on September 10, but it leaves in its wake a number of encouraging and positive signs for Broadway.   Namely, a modest musi…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Q&A with Stephen Karam and Joe Mantello: 'The Humans' Scores Big by Patrick Pacheco

For a play about a family struggling through loss, Stephen Karam’s “The Humans” is a winner. Riding on its Tony Award victories, including one for Best Play, the drama is now a virtual…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Post-Tonys Fallout: The ‘Hamilton’ Tsunami Sweeps Away ‘Bright Star’ by Patrick Pacheco

The post-Tony Awards fallout has claimed “Bright Star,” the charming and winsome bluegrass musical that marked the Broadway debuts of star Carmen Cusack and the writing team of Steve Mar…

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Monday, June 13, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards Celebrate “Hamilton” and Diversity by Patrick Pacheco

The enormity of the mass murders in Orlando at a bar frequented by LBGTQ community — “a cornerstone of the theater” as someone described them — cast a shadow over the Tony Awards on …

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

'Hamilton' costume designer on how he streamlined 18th century looks for a 21st century show by Patrick Pacheco

One of the few directives that Lin-Manuel Miranda gave to designer Paul Tazewell about his costume for Alexander Hamilton was that he be represented in green - because "green is the color of…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 03:55PM
Friday, June 10, 2016

The Tony Award That Lin-Manuel Miranda Probably Wants to Lose by Patrick Pacheco

According to the pundits, the Tony Award for best actor in a musical will go to “Hamilton” when Broadway’s highest honors are announced on June 12. Indeed, most of the special, hosted …

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

State of the Tony Race: Can Cynthia Erivo of “The Color Purple” Break a “Hamilton” Sweep? by Patrick Pacheco

Tony voters like to make history. They did so in 2001 when they garlanded “The Producers” with a record-breaking twelve awards. They did so again in 2014 when they gave a sixth Tony Awar…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

When Muhammad Ali Made His Broadway Musical Debut by Patrick Pacheco

When “Buck White,” a musical by Oscar Brown, Jr. and produced by Zev Buffman, opened on Broadway in December of 1969, there were picketers protesting outside the theater while the mood i…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Barbara Streisand Returns to the Tony Awards in a Bid to Boost Ratings by Patrick Pacheco

Barbra Streisand just signed on to present an award at the Tony Awards ceremony, to be televised on CBS on June 12, and you can bet the category won’t be best lighting design. Though it wa…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Jude Law Plays a Homicidal Adulterer in Ivo van Hove's “Obsession” by Patrick Pacheco

James Cain’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” has never been bettered as a noir tale of murder and lust. So much so that there have been seven film adaptations of the 1930s novel, as w…

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Tony Nomination Fallout: “American Psycho” Will Close on June 5 by Patrick Pacheco

Graced with only two Tony nominations (for lighting and sets), “American Psycho” will be one of the most high-profiled flops of the 2015-2016 Broadway season.  The stylish $14-milli…

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Broadway Season Concludes Another Record-Breaking Run by Patrick Pacheco

Powered by the thrust engines of a rocket known as “Hamilton,” Broadway ended the current season on an all-time high in attendance and ticket sales. According to figures released by the …

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Obies Predict Broadway’s Bright Future by Patrick Pacheco

The theater season is now awash in awards, some silly and some significant. Among the latter are the Obies, created in 1955 by the Village Voice, to honor Off-Broadway. They were announced o…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Tight Tony Race for Best Actor in a Play by Patrick Pacheco

After half-century on Broadway, Frank Langella has received his seventh Tony nomination for a heartrending performance as a man disintegrating into senility in “The Father,” while the Br…

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Monday, May 23, 2016

The State of the Tony Race: Best Actress in A Drama by Patrick Pacheco

Despite the perpetual success of “Hamilton,” a name you will hear a lot when the Tony Awards are doled out on June 12, there will still be more than enough suspense in the tightly compet…

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Is “She Loves Me” the (Almost) Perfect Musical? | BLOUIN ARTINFO by Patrick Pacheco

When “She Loves Me” originally bowed in the spring of 1963, the musical received bouquets from critics and shrugs from the general public. The show, about bickering shop clerks by day an…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Q&A: Architect and Tony Nominee David Rockwell by Patrick Pacheco

David Rockwell, one of the world’s leading architects, feels most at home in the theater.  Chalk that up to his mother, Joanne, who was a vaudeville dancer and choreographer who estab…

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Tony nominee Savion Glover: Go ahead, call me a Hoofer by Patrick Pacheco

There is a galvanic moment in the new Broadway musical "Shuffle Along" when Audra McDonald, playing actress Lottie Gee, is trying to goose a new song, "I'm Just Wild About Harry," with a pro…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 09:32AM
Friday, July 3, 2015

Hartford Stage's Darko Tresnjak seals his passion for risk with 'Kiss Me, Kate' by Patrick Pacheco

Darko Tresnjak arrived in this country from the former Yugoslavia at age 10, during the many 1976 bicentennial celebrations. He and his mother, Maria, saw the festivities and fireworks first…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 04:48PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

'Smash's' 'Bombshell' musical hits Broadway briefly; next stage in works by Patrick Pacheco

Ever since the TV series "Smash" spawned a narrow but rabid fan base before going off the air in 2013, the question has lingered: Would "Bombshell," the fictional Marilyn Monroe musical that…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 09:10PM
Friday, June 5, 2015

Tonys 2015: Four nominees make big impressions in small roles by Patrick Pacheco

Micah Stock in Terrence McNally's "It's Only A Play"

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Emma Stone is soaring with 'Cabaret' and 'Birdman' roles by Patrick Pacheco

Those eyes. That voice. That bruise.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 04:00PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

'Peter and the Starcatcher' writer Rick Elice flying high by Patrick Pacheco

The story behind the rise of playwright Rick Elice is as distinct as his Broadway hit 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' set to open in L.A.NEW YORK — Playwright Rick Elice calls the memorab…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 09:00AM
Saturday, October 5, 2013

Screenwriter struggled to transform 'Big Fish' into Broadway musical by Patrick Pacheco

With 'Big Fish,' John August joins a cadre of writers who have tried to set their films to music. It isn't easy, as '9 to 5' and 'Ghost' found.NEW YORK — Recently, writer John August w…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 02:00PM
Friday, September 6, 2013

Blue Man Group set to release 'deviant energy' at Hollywood Bowl by Patrick Pacheco

With an invite to 'go crazy' from Hollywood Bowl officials, the comedic trio is ready to do just that over weekend.NEW YORK — There's something about Blue Man Group's gig at the Hollyw…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 08:00AM
Sunday, August 11, 2013

Michael Urie conjures a 'taste' of Streisand in 'Buyer and Cellar' by Patrick Pacheco

Actor Michael Urie comically multitasks in Jonathan Tolins' one-person play, with Barbra Streisand his main attraction.NEW YORK — Michael Urie sits in a West Village restaurant making …

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 10:00AM

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