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Monday, November 12, 2018

‘Network’ Previews, ‘King Kong’ Opens As Broadway Scores $37M by Greg Evans

Bryan Cranston arrived on Broadway to two full houses last week, as the much-anticipated Network played a couple previews at the Belasco Theater and contributed $293,220 to Broadway’s…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Mike Birbiglia’s ‘The New One’ Delivers: Broadway Review by Greg Evans

Maybe you could quibble with the title of Mike Birbiglia’s latest one-man show. The New One, opening tonight on Broadway at the Cort Theatre, is the same one he debuted last summer Of…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Broadway’s $35 Million ‘King Kong’ Roars When It Roars, Slips When It Sings: Review by Greg Evans

Eighth wonder of the world? King Kong probably isn’t even the eighth wonder of Broadway – those kids in The Ferryman aren’t giving up their spots anytime soon – but…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong Set For Broadway’s ‘Celebrity Autobiography’; Rachel Dratch, Susan Lucci In Line-Up by Greg Evans

Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong, Rachel Dratch and Susan Lucci are among the stars heading to Broadway for a four-night stand of Celebrity Autobiography, the comedy in which celebrities read t…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Previews To SRO Crowds; Overall Broadway Box Office Slips by Greg Evans

Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird joins this week’s Broadway box office roster, taking in $520,357 for three preview – and sold-ou…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Kerry Washington Raises Broadway’s ‘American Son’: Review by Greg Evans

Kerry Washington carries the weight of a nation on her back in American Son, and I’m tempted to say this fine actress makes it look easy. But that would be glib and wrong: Easy is nowh…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

‘Springsteen On Broadway’ Album Release Set; Soundtrack To Netflix Special Will Include Story & Song by Greg Evans

A two-CD Springsteen On Broadway soundtrack will be released Dec. 14, two days before the Netflix launch of a filmed performance of the sold-out Broadway show. Springsteen has released a sin…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

‘Torch Song’ On Broadway: Michael Urie & Mercedes Ruehl Tune Things Up – Review by Greg Evans

Harvey Fierstein’s glorious voice, that frog with a human stuck in it, remains so powerful you might swear you still hear it, loud and, well, loud in a Torch Song that can often only …

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Hillary And Clinton’ Finds Its Barack; ‘Veep’ Vet To Play Mark Penn by Greg Evans

The Broadway-bound Hillary and Clinton has completed its casting, tapping Broadway vet Peter Francis James as “Barack” and Wet Hot American Summer‘s Zak Orth as Hillary&#…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Broadway Box Office Slips To $33M; Mike Birbiglia’s ‘New One’ & Musical ‘The Prom’ Join Fall Roster by Greg Evans

Two new productions – Mike Birbiglia’s The New One and musical The Prom – joined the Broadway roster but couldn’t keep overall box office from slipping: Grosses for B…

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Broadway’s ‘King Kong’ Cancels A Pre-Opening Matinee For “Final Adjustments” by Greg Evans

Broadway’s mighty King Kong is taking this Wednesday afternoon off. Producers announced today that the Oct. 31 matinee has been cancelled to allow for “final adjustments” p…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

‘The Waverly Gallery’: Kenneth Lonergan, Lucas Hedges, Michael Cera & Elaine May Paint A Tour De Force – Broadway Review by Greg Evans

Kenneth Lonergan, along with his Manchester by the Sea discovery Lucas Hedges and Lobby Hero star Michael Cera, team with the astonishing Elaine May and Joan Allen for The Waverly Gallery, …

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Broadway Box Office Rings Up $34M; ‘The Ferryman’, ‘Lifespan Of A Fact’ Get Warm Welcomes by Greg Evans

Broadway box office continued apace as fall settled on the theater district, with a raft of recent arrivals helping to push grosses up a slight 3% over last week to $34,344,693. Attendance f…

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

‘The Ferryman’ Broadway Review: Jez Butterworth, Sam Mendes Reckon With The Banshees Of History by Greg Evans

When the banshees of the past come calling in Jez Butterworth's fearsome The Ferryman, you can bet their shrieking will be blood curdling. Directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and opening tonig…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Eon Productions Taps Theater, Film & TV Producer Patrick Daly To Oversee Stage Projects by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: UK-based Eon Productions has hired theater, film and TV producer Patrick Daly to oversee production and development of the company’s theatrical projects. Eon, best known in …

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lies, Damned Lies & ‘Lifespan Of A Fact’: Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones & Bobby Cannavale Seek Truth – Broadway Review by Greg Evans

Is there such a thing as just a little fake news? Or is that like being just a little comatose? Broadway’s The Lifespan of a Fact, a new based-on-reality play starring a totally-commit…

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Broadway Newcomer ‘Boys In The Band’ Was A Revival, Tony Committee Decides by Greg Evans

Joe Mantello’s recent Broadway staging of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band will be eligible for a 2019 Tony Award – no surprise there – but theater trivia buffs …

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‘American Idol’ Rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken To Reunite For Broadway Holiday Show by Greg Evans

American Idol rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken will reunite on Broadway for a limited engagement holiday show of Christmas songs and comedy sketches. Ruben & Clay’s Christmas S…

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Broadway’s Tony Awards Sets Broadcast Date, Venue by Greg Evans

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall. The announcement was made today by The Broadway League and the…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Saints & Sinners No Match For Glenn Close In ‘Mother Of The Maid’: Off-Broadway Review by Greg Evans

So maybe Joan of Arc plays second fiddle to few saints in history, but on stage even she’s no match for Glenn Close. As the title character in Mother of the Maid, Jane Anderson’s…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

‘Apologia’ Review: Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy Get Defensive In Pointed Drama by Greg Evans

An apologia, playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell reminds us in his play so titled, is a defense, not an apology. With that in mind, would any play need an apologia beyond the words “Stockar…

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Broadway Box Office Holds Steady At $33M; ‘Torch Song’ Joins Roster by Greg Evans

Broadway box office held steady as the fall season settled in, with a batch of recently arriving productions joined by Torch Song, last year’s Off Broadway hit taking up a limited enga…

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Alec Baldwin Set To Host Inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors by Greg Evans

Alec Baldwin will host the Arthur Miller Foundation’s inaugural honors gala in New York celebrating the work of HBO Documentary Films and playwright Tony Kushner. The inaugural Arthur…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Carol Hall Dies: ‘The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas’ Composer Was 82 by Greg Evans

Carol Hall, the composer and lyricist for Broadway’s long-running The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and one of the musical forces behind Marlo Thomas’ classic 1974 TV special …

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Jonny Lee Miller, Bertie Carvel Cast In ‘Ink’, Broadway-Bound Play About Young Rupert Murdoch by Greg Evans

Jonny Lee Miller and two-time Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel will star in the spring Broadway production of Ink, James Graham’s play about a young Rupert Murdoch and the “r…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

John Larroquette To Star In New John Guare Play At Lincoln Center Off Broadway by Greg Evans

John Larroquette will star in Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a new play by John Guare directed by Jerry Zaks and heading to Lincoln Center Theater’s Off Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in …

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mike Birbiglia Invites Fans To Take A Hike For Free Broadway Tickets by Greg Evans

Sleepwalk or wake-walk with Mike Birbiglia for a couple miles Friday and you might get a free ticket to his upcoming Broadway show The New One. The publicity stunt – hey, it worked …

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

‘King Kong’, ‘The Ferryman’, ‘American Son’ Help Boost Broadway B.O. To $33M by Greg Evans

Three of the most anticipated Broadway productions of the fall season – King Kong, The Ferryman and American Son – began previews last week, helping to boost total box office by …

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‘Clueless’ Off Broadway Musical Announces Full Cast; Opening Date Set by Greg Evans

The New Group’s upcoming Off Broadway Clueless, The Musical – with Dove Cameron in the lead role of Cher – has announced the rest of its cast. Among the players: Dave Thoma…

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Billy Crystal, Kevin Kline, Annette Bening Stage A Mildly ‘Nice Day’: Off Broadway Review by Greg Evans

Nearly 10 years ago, Billy Crystal and writer Quinton Peeples started work on a screenplay they’d eventually call Have A Nice Day. Not terribly long in Hollywood development years, but…

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Dove Cameron Set For Lead In Off Broadway’s ‘Clueless: The Musical’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Dove Cameron, a 2018 Daytime Emmy winner for Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie, will take the lead in the upcoming Off Broadway production of Clueless: The Musical. Cameron, s…

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