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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Rocktopia’ by Greg Evans

Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander will closes out the limited run of Broadway’s concert musical Rocktopia, appearing as a special guest vocalist for the show’s final week beginning…

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Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run by Greg Evans

Bruce Springsteen will stick around Broadway longer than expected: The Boss has extended his one-man show until December 15. The announcement, made today, means Springsteen will perform an a…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano To Head Sam Shepard’s ‘True West’ On Broadway by Greg Evans

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano will square off in a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s True West, the Roundabout Theatre Company announced today. They’ll be directed by James M…

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Denzel Washington To Receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award by Greg Evans

Denzel Washington, about to hit the Broadway stage in George C. Wolfe’s production of The Iceman Cometh, will receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award, an ho…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Costume Designer Bob Mackie Joins Broadway’s ‘The Cher Show’ by Greg Evans

Bob Mackie will bring decades of Cher experience – he designed, among her many other gowns, the jeweled black stunner with feather headpiece for the 1986 Oscars – to the design t…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Spring Awakening’ Producer Plans Musical About Miracle Mop Inventor by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Tony-winning producer Ken Davenport (Once on This Island, Spring Awakening) has acquired the musical rights to the life of Miracle Mop inventor and home-shopping entrepreneu…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tony Winning Ruthie Ann Miles Injured In Car Crash, Four-Year-Old Daughter Killed by Greg Evans

The Broadway community is offering condolences and raising funds for Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles, whose four-year-old daughter was killed yesterday in a horrific Brooklyn car cras…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Harvey Schmidt Dies: ‘The Fantasticks’ Composer Was 88 by Greg Evans

Harvey Schmidt, composer of the longest-running Off-Broadway musical whose tunes for The Fantasticks included the poignant, haunting “Try To Remember,” died Wednesday in Texas, w…

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Sutton Foster Preaches Radical Kindness In Jordan Roth’s Latest Toon by Greg Evans

Name-calling gets us nowhere – except maybe the Oval Office, but let’s call that a fluke. So in the spirit of radical, extreme kindness, actress Sutton Foster schools Broadway pr…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Nanette Fabray Dies: Stage And TV Comic Actress Was 97 by Greg Evans

Nanette Fabray, a Tony Award winner at 28 and the TV moms of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and One Day at a Time in the 1970s, died Thursday at her Palos Verdes, California home. She was 97, a…

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David Mamet’s Harvey Weinstein Play Has Title, Twitter Has Questions by Greg Evans

That David Mamet play about Harvey Weinstein? Safe to assume there will be cursing, but other than that it’s anybody’s guess. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune to plug his…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Frozen’ Producer Thomas Schumacher Accused of Harassment, Bad Behavior: Report by Greg Evans

Thomas Schumacher, the president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions and the president of the Broadway League, has been accused by former employees of sexual harassment and miscond…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Jeff Daniels To Head Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ On Broadway by Greg Evans

Jeff Daniels has been cast as Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway-bound adaptation Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The play, to be directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Broadway’s ‘King Kong’ Sets Opening Date by Greg Evans

King Kong will hit the stage at the Broadway Theatre for previews on Friday, October 5, 2018, with an official opening on November 8, producers Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) and Roy Fu…

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Do You Believe? ‘The Cher Show’ Bio-Musical Headed To Broadway by Greg Evans

A musical based on the life of Cher is heading to Broadway, with a stop in Chicago on its way. Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced today that The Cher Show, covering the six…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run; Initial Dates Sold Out In A Day by Greg Evans

After selling out an initial Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming Broadway run has been extended by 10 weeks after selling out the initial run in a single day. Springsteen on Broadway, which b…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Stuart Thompson Dies: ‘Proof’, ‘On Golden Pond’ Broadway Producer Was 62 by Greg Evans

Stuart Thompson, the prolific, multiple Tony-winning theatrical producer and manager behind such landmark stage productions as On Golden Pond, Proof and The Book of Mormon, died Thursday of …

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Friday, June 30, 2017

The New York Times Reaches Settlement With Fired Theater Critic by Greg Evans

The New York Times and theater critic Charles Isherwood have reached a settlement after arbitration following his firing in February. A statement released by the newspaper said, "The New Yor…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tony Awards Announce 2017 Honors For Excellence by Greg Evans

Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser, two of Broadway’s most successful general managers behind productions from Cats to Lysistrata Jones, will receive this year’s Tony Awards’ Hon…

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Linda Hopkins Dies: Broadway’s Star Of ‘Black And Blue’ Was 92 by Greg Evans

Linda Hopkins, one of Broadway’s great gospel and blues voices, died Monday in Milwaukee at 92. Perhaps best known for her popular one-woman show Me and Bessie – a 1970s tribute …

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Donald Trump Still Doesn’t Like ‘SNL’: “Nothing Funny At All”; ‘Hamilton’ “Overrated”, He Hears by Greg Evans

Filling an entire White House cabinet apparently leaves plenty of time for the future leader of the free world to continue reviewing television comedies and Broadway smashes. This morning, P…

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Norman Twain Dies; ‘Lean On Me’ Producer Who Staged Broadway’s Legendary 1969 ‘Hamlet’ Was 85 by Greg Evans

Norman Twain, a prolific Broadway producer of the 1960s and ’70s whose Hollywood credits later included 1989’s Lean on Me starring Morgan Freeman, died August 6 following a brief…

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Broadway Box Office Dips; ‘Hamilton’ & ‘Aladdin’ Among Trend-Buckers by Greg Evans

Broadway box office for Week 11 (ending August 7) was down 5.6% from the previous week to $24.1M, a drop in keeping with a trimmer roster (two productions – Fully Committed and Motown …

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Monday, August 1, 2016

‘Cats’ Stares Down Summer Dog Days, ‘Motown’ Wilts: Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

Cats notwithstanding, Broadway headed into the summer dog days with a dip in box office, as ticket sales for Week 10 (ending July 31) slipped about 4% from the previous week to $25M. The tot…

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Monday, July 25, 2016

‘Cats’ Ticket Sales Purring; ‘Motown The Musical’ Hits Sour Note – Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

The new Cats held strong in its second week of Broadway previews, grossing $853,633 and keeping the Street’s total grosses for Week 9 (ending July 24) from wilting more than a couple …

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Broadway Box Office Claws Upward With New ‘Cats’; ‘Motown’ Returns by Greg Evans

Broadway’s box office climbed a bit with the summer temperatures during Week 8 (ending July 17) of the 2016-17 season, with gross ticket sales for 30 shows hitting $27,125,138, up fr…

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Broadway Box Office Flat; ‘Hamilton’, ‘Waitress’, ‘Aladdin’ Among SROs by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Week 6 didn’t exactly end with fireworks, as total box office for 29 shows was $26,033,649, down from last week’s $29 million take for 32 shows. Gone were The K…

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Broadway Box Office Holds Steady As ‘Hamilton’ Posts Another $2 Million Week by Greg Evans

Broadway held steady last week as the post-Tony season welcomes New York’s summer tourists, with attendance inching ahead of last week for a total 273,633. In all, the 32 shows grossed…

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Broadway’s First A Capella Musical ‘In Transit’ Sets Fall 2016 Debut by Greg Evans

With an a capella score being billed as a Broadway first and involvement from some of the talents behind Hollywood’s Frozen and Pitch Perfect, the new musical In Transit is heading for…

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tony Awards Live Blog: Winners, Photos, Reactions & More by Greg Evans

Welcome to Deadline’s live blog of the 70th annual Antoinette Perry Awards, better known as the Tonys, broadcast by CBS beginning at 8 PM New York time. As you undoubtedly know by now,…

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Broadway Box Office Wilts Overall, While Ballet’s Misty Copeland Leaps In Debut by Greg Evans

Broadway box office wilted by about 3% to $21.7M during last week’s dog days, with only a few shows breezing through the summer heat. The arrival of ballet star Misty Copeland to On T…

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