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Monday, November 18, 2019

‘Tina’ Takes Best-Ever $1.5M; Overall Broadway Box Office Slips At $32M by Greg Evans

Broadway box office took a step back last week, with most shows reporting receipt drops from the prior week (which included Veterans Day Weekend, perhaps boosting tourist money). In all, the…

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James Cusati-Moyer Of Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’ Signed By Paradigm by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: James Cusati-Moyer, currently starring in Broadway’s Slave Play after originating his role in the sold-out Off Broadway production, is now a Paradigm client. In Jeremy O. Harri…

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Martin McDonagh’s Olivier-Winning ‘Hangmen’ Sets Date With Broadway by Greg Evans

Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award-winning comedy Hangmen is headed to Broadway. The Royal Court Theatre/Atlantic Theater Company production will begin performances in February 2020 for a str…

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Sony Exec Lia Vollack Launches Stage Production Company; Initial Roster Includes Controversial Michael Jackson Musical by Greg Evans

Lia Vollack, a 22-year veteran of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s music and theater divisions, has formed a new company to develop Broadway productions, Deadline has confirmed. Lia Vollack P…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

‘The Inheritance’ Broadway Review: When Home Is Where So Very Many Hearts Were by Greg Evans

One may as well begin with Forster, E.M. to state the obvious, called Morgan in Matthew Lopez’ The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, an ambitious, often powerful two-part epic of ga…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Harold Prince Memorial Set For December At ‘Phantom’ Broadway Home by Greg Evans

A celebration of Broadway legend Harold Prince is set for Monday, December 16, at The Majestic Theatre, 31-year home of Prince’s record-breaking production of The Phantom of the Opera. Pri…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

‘Hedwig’ Composer Stephen Trask Signs With ICM Partners by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE Composer Stephen Trask, co-creator/composer/lyricist of the award-winning stage musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch, has signed with ICM Partners. Trask, who is currently working on …

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HarperVia To Publish Stefano Massini’s ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Novel As Play Hits Broadway by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE With his acclaimed stage play The Lehman Trilogy arriving on Broadway this Spring, playwright Stefano Massini will also be in bookstores shortly thereafter: HarperVia, an imprint o…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

NYC Bookstore Rescued By Lin-Manuel Miranda & Friends Sets Spring Opening by Greg Evans

Maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda really can do everything. When Broadway’s favorite bookstore — The Drama Book Shop — was evicted from its longtime Theater District home in January, Miranda an…

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‘Slave Play’s Joaquina Kalukango Signs With ICM Partners by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Joaquina Kalukango, earning terrific reviews for her powerful performance in Broadway’s much-talked-about Slave Play, has signed with ICM Partners. She can also be seen in Ava D…

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Ben McKenzie To Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jane Alexander In Bess Wohl’s ‘Grand Horizons’ by Greg Evans

Ben McKenzie has been cast in Bess Wohl’s Broadway-Bound Grand Horizons, joining the previously announced Jane Alexander and James Cromwell, among others. The strictly limited 10-week enga…

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Jerry O’Connell Joins Kenny Leon’s ‘A Soldier’s Play’ On Broadway; Casting Completed by Greg Evans

Broadway’s upcoming production of Charles Fullers’ A Soldier’s Play starring David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood has rounded out the 12-member cast, with Jerry O’Connell, Namdi Asom…

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London’s Long-Running ‘The Woman In Black’ Play To Scare Up New York Return by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: The Woman in Black, a West End theater staple for 30 years, will make its long-in-coming New York return in January at The McKittrick Hotel, home of the popular, similarly immersi…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Broadway’s ‘Tootsie’ Announces Closing Date; Musical Won Two Tonys But Peaked Too Early by Greg Evans

Tootsie, the Broadway musical that had an easier time charming critics than winning potential ticket buyers, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The musical, based on…

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‘Jagged Little Pill’ Swallows $1.1M In First Full Week; Broadway’s Total Box Office At $35M by Greg Evans

Jagged Little Pill, the Alanis Morissette musical that’s not about Alanis Morissette, joined the Million Dollar Club in its first full week on the Broadway grosses chart, taking in $1,107,…

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Broadway’s Tony-Winning ‘Hadestown’ Recoups $11.5M Investment by Greg Evans

Hadestown, the Tony-Winning Best New Musical, has become the first musical of the 2018-2019 Broadway season to recoup its initial investment of $11.5M, producers said today. The announcement…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’ Review: Love For Broadway’s Newest Star’s Got A Lot To Do With It by Greg Evans

There’s a terrific YouTube clip of Janis Joplin, resplendent in a 1969 splash of crimson, purple and gold, trying to explain to a square Dick Cavett why Tina Turner is her favorite singer,…

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Armie Hammer, Jessie Mueller Among Large Broadway Cast Of Tracy Letts’ ‘The Minutes’; Premiere Set by Greg Evans

Broadway’s upcoming The Minutes by Tracy Letts has set its large cast with a roster that includes Armie Hammer, Jessie Mueller, Blair Brown and Letts himself in a production directed by An…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Broadway’s ‘Spring Awakening’ Is Ready For China, But Is China Ready For ‘Spring Awakening’? by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE Spring Awakening, the 2006 emotionally powerful, sexually frank and Tony-winning musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, has been staged around the world, and now for the first t…

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‘Pose’ Actor Austin Scott Heading To Broadway’s Bob Dylan Musical, Completing Principal Cast by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Pose actor Austin Scott will join Broadway’s upcoming Girl From The North Country, completing the principal cast for playwright Conor McPherson’s so-called Bob Dylan musical t…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Robert Evans Bio-Drama Stays In The Broadway Picture…Hopefully by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Two years ago, a West End staging of a new play based on Hollywood producer Robert Evans’ classic Hollywood memoir The Kid Stays In The Picture seemed all but certain for an imm…

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Annette Bening To Receive AARP Movies For Grownups Career Achievement Award by Greg Evans

Annette Bening will be the recipient of AARP’s 2019 Movies For Grownups Career Achievement Award. Bening will receive the honor at the 19th annual Movies for Grownups Awards ceremony on Ja…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

‘Mockingbird’ Breaks Own Record As Original Cast Departs; ‘Tina’, Alanis Morissette Rock Broadway B.O. by Greg Evans

A record-setting farewell performance of To Kill a Mockingbird‘s original Jeff Daniels-fronted cast, along with three rockers — Tina Turner, Alanis Morissette and David Byrne — brought…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Ann Crumb Dies: Broadway’s ‘Aspects Of Love’ Actress Was 69 by Greg Evans

Ann Crumb, the stage’s Aspects of Love star who became the first American actress chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber to originate a starring role, died yesterday of ovarian cancer at her parent…

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‘Suits’ Star Patrick J. Adams To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Take Me Out’ Revival by Greg Evans

Suits star Patrick J. Adams will make his Broadway debut opposite the previously announced Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams in the upcoming Second Stage Theater revival of Richard Gre…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sets London Run: Scott Rudin-Produced Broadway Smash Begins West End Engagement Next Spring by Greg Evans

Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird, one of Broadway’s major critical successes of recent seasons and the most commercially successful American play in Broadway history, will open a Lon…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

‘Made For Love’: Noma Dumezweni Cast In HBO Max Series Based On Novel by Greg Evans

She played Harry Potter‘s Hermione Granger in London and on Broadway, and now Noma Dumezweni has been tapped for a series regular role in HBO Max’s Made For Love, opposite Ray Romano in …

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Broadway B.O.: Carole King Musical Ends On High Note; ‘Tina’ Settles In Same Way by Greg Evans

Shows based on two grande dames of rock might have passed the baton one to the other on Broadway last week, with Carole King’s Beautiful  exiting after a long, glorious run at the Stephen…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

‘The Underground Railroad’: Broadway’s Amber Gray Joins Amazon Limited Series by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Amber Gray, Broadway’s Tony Award-nominated Hadestown star, has been cast in a supporting role in Amazon’s upcoming limited series The Underground Railroad, now in production.…

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Darren Criss Sets Broadway Return In ‘American Buffalo’ Revival; Joins Laurence Fishburne & Sam Rockwell by Greg Evans

In his first Broadway appearance since his widely acclaimed, Emmy-winning TV performance as serial killer Andrew Cunanan, Darren Criss will join the previously announced Laurence Fishburne a…

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

David Byrne Extends Broadway Engagement Into February by Greg Evans

David Byrne is extending his Broadway engagement by nearly a month, producers announced today. David Byrne’s American Utopia will now run through Sunday, February 16 at the Hudson Theatre.…

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Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
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