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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nathan Lane comedy Gary to shutter early on Broadway by David Canfield

And our first Broadway cancellation in the post-Tonys haze has arrived. Taylor Mac’s wild new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus will shutter this Sunday, nearly two months before …

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Thanks to the world of audio, New York theater is being revolutionized by David Canfield

When it was reported in late April that Rona Munro’s play My Name Is Lucy Barton was headed to Broadway, the story carried an obvious selling point: Four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney was…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Laura Linney returning to Broadway in My Name Is Lucy Barton by David Canfield

For her next Broadway run, Laura Linney is going solo. The four-time Tony Award nominee will return to the Great White Way early next year for the American premiere of My Name Is Lucy Barto…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Breakout queer Broadway musical The Prom to get YA novel adaptation by David Canfield

The Prom party just keeps on rolling. EW can exclusively announce that a YA novel based on this Broadway season’s hit new musical is in the works and set to publish this fall. The queer-t…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Jeremy Pope is Broadway's MVP this season, and that's an amazing thing by David Canfield

It’s been a remarkable year so far for Jeremy Pope. The 26-year-old actor made his resounding Broadway debut to kick off 2019 with the Jan. 8 opening of Choir Boy, written by Oscar winner…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Laurie Metcalf talks playing Hillary Clinton on stage: 'I feel a responsibility' by David Canfield

In Lucas Hnath’s play Hillary and Clinton, audience members are challenged to see an iconic political pair anew. The script calls for actors to not do impersonations; the prologue warns th…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Hannah Gadsby returning to the New York stage this summer with Douglas by David Canfield

Hannah Gadsby is returning to the New York stage. The comic behind the stand-up phenomenon Nanette, which achieved international acclaim after premiering as a Netflix special, is set to retu…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Stories behind The Lion King, Sweeney Todd, and more iconic Broadway posters | EW.com by David Canfield

Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo, the legendary designer behind many of Broadway’s most iconic posters, has put together a book looking back at his remarkable career: Fraver by Design: 5 Decade…

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Memphis Theater to Stop Annual Summer Screenings of Gone With the Wind Due to the Film’s ‘Insensitive’ Content by David Canfield

Breaking from a 34-year-old tradition, the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, announced Friday that it will not show Gone With the Wind in its future summer movie serie…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Lead a Joyous Ham4Ham Revival in Los Angeles by David Canfield

A far cry from the chilly, cloudy New York City evenings where Ham4Ham originated, a mob of screaming fans crowded outside the Pantages Theater on this sunny Los Angeles afternoon, eagerly a…

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Marred by Controversy, Detroit Is Off to a Sluggish Start at the Box Office by David Canfield

Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow’s incendiary revisiting of the 1967 Detroit riots, is struggling to attract a commercial audience. The film debuted in select theaters to modest numbers and acclai…

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NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt’s Revival Ideas Keep Getting Rejected by Aaron Sorkin, Tina Fey, and Others by David Canfield

It seems that bringing Will & Grace back is encouraging NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt to dream big. As part of NBC’s participation in the Television Critics Association sum…

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dr. Luke Has Subpoenaed Lady Gaga for Testimony in Defamation Case Against Kesha by David Canfield

Kesha may be in the midst of a thrilling creative comeback, but her legal battle with her former producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke continues on. On Saturday, Dr. Luke officially subpoenae…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

You Can Now Watch Emily Blunt Actually Move as Mary Poppins in This New ‘Motion Poster’ by David Canfield

Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins in the upcoming sequel, #MaryPoppinsReturns. The brand new film opens in theatres December 2018. #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/egxozrpRbr— Walt Disney Studios (@Disn…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Watch Playwright Ins Choi Perform “Mine Eyes Are Lean,” a Poem About Being an Asian Actor, for Hawaii Five-O Stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grac by David Canfield

News of Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park’s unceremonious exits from Hawaii Five-O reached the Signature Theatre Company in New York on Saturday night, when Ins Choi — the playwright and sta…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Edward Albee’s Final Wish Was for His Unfinished Work to Be Completely Destroyed by David Canfield

What do Franz Kafka, Adam Yauch, and Edward Albee have in common? For one thing, the trio now officially shares the adamant wish that any unfinished work be destroyed after their death. The …

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lovers Are Lamenting the Demise of the Wonka Bar by David Canfield

A spacious venue branded “Wonka Chocolate Factory” in big gold letters is currently nestled in the heart of New York’s theater district, but as Monday’s New York Times report tells i…

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Apparently Bitter About American Idol Jumping Ship, Fox Is Developing a Rival Musical-Competition Show for Mid-Season by David Canfield

Fox is staking its claim in the ever-intensifying game of TV-musical-competition chairs. Variety is reporting that the network has put a new series from Israeli producer Armoza Formats into …

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Audiences Are Vomiting, Screaming, and Fainting at Broadway’s 1984, but the Directors Aren’t Losing Sleep Over It by David Canfield

Even before 1984’s official Broadway opening on Thursday night, audiences on the Great White Way were — at times quite literally — struggling to stomach the production’s combination …

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