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Thursday, July 11, 2024

‘Oh, Mary!’ Broadway Review: How Was The Play, Mrs. Lincoln? Sensational by Greg Evans

There’s funny, there’s very funny, and then there’s Oh, Mary!, Cole Escola’s riotous new comedy that brings more laughs to Broadway than all the Gutenberg!s, Edelmans and Birbiglias …

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

‘Merrily’ Goes Out On A High, ‘Mary’ Arrives Big – Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

Merrily We Roll Along, the Tony-winning mega-hit musical revival starring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez, went out on a very high note last week, selling out with a $2,7…

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Monday, July 8, 2024

Joseph Hardy Dies: Tony-Winning Broadway Director, Exec Producer Of ‘Ryan’s Hope’ Was 95 by Greg Evans

Joseph Hardy, the stage director who introduced the enduring charmer You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, won a Tony Award for 1970’s Child’s Play and, as an executive producer in daytime…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Broadway’s ‘Suffs’ Disrupted When Activists Unfurl Sign Calling The Tony-Winning Musical A “White Wash” by Greg Evans

Last night’s performance of the Broadway musical Suffs, the two-time Tony-winning musical about the suffragist movement written by Shaina Taub that counts Hillary Clinton among its produce…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

‘The Outsiders’, ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Set More House Records As Broadway Settles Into Summer by Greg Evans

Broadway continued settling in to its post-Tonys summer last week, with box office for most shows slipping at least a bit from the previous week and the total roster trimmed to 30 from 32. I…

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Bartlett Sher To Direct Dolly Parton Broadway Musical ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Bartlett Sher, nine-time Tony Award directing nominee and winner for 2008’s South Pacific, will direct the recently announced Dolly Parton musical Hello, I’m Dolly, set for Br…

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Friday, June 28, 2024

‘Stereophonic’ Launching Pad Playwrights Horizons Names New Managing Director As Tough Economy Lashes Nonprofit Theaters by Greg Evans

Playwrights Horizons, the longstanding and prominent Off Broadway theater company that launched the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Stereophonic, has appointed a new managing director as it …

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Delia Ephron’s ‘Left On Tenth’ Starring Julianna Margulies And Peter Gallagher Sets Broadway Opening Date, Venue by Greg Evans

Left on Tenth, the new play by Delia Ephron starring Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher, will begin Broadway performances at the James Earl Jones Theatre on Thursday, September 26, with …

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Broadway’s ‘Cabaret’ Announces Alternate Cast Schedule As Eddie Redmayne & Gayle Rankin Shift To Pre-Planned Seven-Performance Weeks by Greg Evans

As Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin shift to pre-planned seven-performance weeks for Broadway’s Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, producers have announced the summer schedule for the alternate p…

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‘Studio 54 The Musical’ In Development For Broadway By Producers Robert Greenblatt & Neil Meron; Sergio Trujillo Directing & Choreographin by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron are developing the Broadway-bound Studio 54 The Musical, a new work with a book by Chad Hodge and set to feature a full playlist of hits…

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Evan Cabnet Named Artistic Director Of Broadway’s Second Stage, Taking Over For Departing Founder Carole Rothman by Greg Evans

Evan Cabnet, currently Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3, will be Second Stage Theater’s new Artistic Director beginning in September, Second Stage trustees announced to…

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Grant Gustin To Exit Broadway’s ‘Water For Elephants’ In September by Greg Evans

Grant Gustin, TV’s star of The Flash, will play the final performance of his well-received limited run in the Broadway musical Water For Elephants on Sunday, September 1, producers announc…

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‘Boop! The Betty Boop Musical’ Sets 2025 Broadway Opening by Greg Evans

Boop! The Betty Boop Musical directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, will open on Broadway in April 2025 at a Shubert theater to be announced, producers said today. The Broadway produc…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Christian Borle To Play Jim Bakker In Broadway’s ‘Tammy Faye’ Musical, Replacing Previously Announced Andrew Rannells by Greg Evans

Christian Borle, the two-time Tony winner for Something Rotten and Peter and the Starcatcher, will replace the previously announced Andrew Rannells in this fall’s Broadway production of Ta…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Tonys Work Their Magic On Broadway With Box Office Bounding For ‘Enemy Of The People’, ‘Merrily We Roll Along’, ‘Stereophonic’, ‘The Out by Greg Evans

A double-digit slip in the Nielsen ratings notwithstanding, the Tony Awards worked their magic at the box office, with this year’s winners, contenders and show-stealers reporting big incre…

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‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Creator Leslye Headland To Make Broadway Debut With ‘Cult Of Love’; Trip Cullman Will Direct Second Stage Production by Greg Evans

Leslye Headland, creator of the new Disney+ series Star Wars: The Acolyte, will make her Broadway debut this fall with the Second Stage Theater production of her play Cult of Love. Trip Cull…

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

‘Stereophonic’ Pays Tribute To Donald Sutherland Without Changing A Word Of Dialogue by Greg Evans

About three-quarters of the way through every performance of David Adjmi’s Tony-winning play Stereophonic, two characters – Holly, the British keyboardist/vocalist (played by Juliana Can…

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Friday, June 21, 2024

Broadway-Bound ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Actor Tom Francis Signs With Linden Entertainment by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Francis, the Olivier Award-winning actor who will reprise his West End portrayal of Joe Gillis in Jamie Lloyd’s West End production of Sunset Boulevard when the revival move…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

‘Eureka Day’ Sets Broadway Cast: Zoë Chao, Amber Gray, Jessica Hecht, Bill Irwin & Thomas Middleditch by Greg Evans

Zoë Chao of Peacock’s sci-fi rom-com If You Were the Last and Hadestown‘s Amber Gray will be among the cast of Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway staging of Jonathan Spector’s new co…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Julie Taymor & Niece Danya Taymor Direct Nearly 10% Of Broadway’s Total Box Office; ‘The Lion King’ And ‘The Outsiders’ Gross A Combined by Greg Evans

For those keeping track of such things, nearly 10% – or $3,239,838 – of Broadway’s total $36.8 million box office last week was earned by productions directed by Taymors: The Lion King…

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Tony-Winning ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Being Filmed By RadicalMedia, Same Company That Shot & Produced ‘Hamilton’ Movie by Greg Evans

Merrily We Roll Along, the smash Broadway hit starring Tony-winners Jonathan Groff and Daniel Radcliffe and nominee Lindsay Mendez, is being professionally filmed by RadicalMedia, the same p…

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Avett Brothers Musical ‘Swept Away’ Sets Broadway Opening Date, Venue by Greg Evans

Swept Away, the new musical featuring the music of folk-rock band The Avett Brothers, will begin performances at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre on Tuesday, October 29 with an opening set for …

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Huey Lewis Broadway Musical ‘Heart Of Rock And Roll” Announces Closing After Weeks Of Struggle At Box Office by Greg Evans

The Heart of Rock and Roll, the struggling musical built around the hits of Huey Lewis, will play its final performance at a matinee on Sunday, June 23. The show will have played 24 previews…

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Actors’ Equity Ceases Development Contracts As Negotiations With Producers Stall by Greg Evans

UPDATE, with League statement: Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, will cease issuing contract…

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‘An Enemy Of The People’ Starring Jeremy Strong Breaks Circle In The Square Box Office Record by Greg Evans

In the week leading up to Jeremy Strong’s Tony Award victory, Broadway’s An Enemy of the People broke the box office record at Circle in the Square Theatre, grossing $1,266,338 and toppi…

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Tony Awards 2024: The Complete Musical Numbers by Greg Evans

Last night’s 77th Annual Tony Awards featured some terrific musical performances. We’ve compiled them all, so take a look and decide for yourself which shows should have taken home troph…

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Andrew Rannells Will Not Reprise Acclaimed London ‘Tammy Faye’ Performance On Broadway; Actor Blames Contract Issues by Greg Evans

Andrew Rannells, walking the red (actually blue) carpet at the Tony Awards yesterday for his nominated Gutenberg! The Musical had some disappointing news for fans: Contrary to previous repor…

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Tony Awards 2024 Best & Worst Moments And Biggest Surprises – Review by Greg Evans

No awards show makes it to the end without a few surprises, and tonight’s Tony Awards on CBS had a whopper: It went off without a hitch. The Pluto TV pre-show, not so much. But more on tha…

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Nick Jonas & Adrienne Warren To Star In First-Ever Broadway Staging Of ‘The Last Five Years’ Musical by Greg Evans

Singer-actor Nick Jonas and Tony Award-winning Tina actor Adrienne Warren will star in the first-ever Broadway production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years, a show that�…

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Rapper Nas Bringing Hip-Hop Classic ‘Beat Street’ To Broadway by Greg Evans

Rap icon Nas is joining a creative team to bring a stage musical adaptation of the 1984 hip-hop film classic Beat Street to Broadway. Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known as Nas, made the …

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Tony Mordente Dies: ‘7th Heaven’ Director-Producer, Prolific Choreographer And ‘West Side Story’ Actor Was 88 by Greg Evans

Tony Mordente, who made his mark on Broadway as a dancer and choreographer, played the hot-headed Jet named Action in the 1961 film West Side Story and later segued into a long and busy care…

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