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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

‘Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants’ Sewn Up For Stage Musical Adaptation by Greg Evans

Those traveling pants sure do get around. Alcon Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment announced plans today to develop The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants film franchise as a stage musica…

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Broadway’s ‘School Of Rock’ Musical Sets Date For Final Power Chord by Greg Evans

Broadway’s School of Rock – The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black film comedy, will end its run at the Winter Garden Theatre January 20, 2019…

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New Tom Stoppard Play Among Lincoln Center Theater Fall Offerings by Greg Evans

The Hard Problem, a new play by Arcadia playwright Tom Stoppard to be staged by his The Coast of Utophia director Jack O’Brien, will premiere next fall as a Lincoln Center Theater prod…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

‘The Boys In The Band’ Recoups $3.5M Investment As Total Weekly Broadway Box Office Hits $37M by Greg Evans

The Boys in the Band, the first Broadway show to open during the 2018-19 season, has also become the first to recoup its investment, according to a show spokesperson. The $3.5 million produ…

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Broadway’s Gypsy Robe Gets New, Less Culturally Insensitive Name by Greg Evans

An old Broadway tradition has a brand new name: The “Gypsy Robe,” part of an opening night ceremony dating back to 1950, will now be called the “Legacy Robe.” The nam…

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Alan Johnson Dies: Mel Brooks ‘Young Frankenstein’ Choreographer Was 81 by Greg Evans

Alan Johnson, a three-time Emmy Award winning choreographer whose work spanned Broadway and Hollywood – and included four scenes from Mel Brooks’ comedies that became instant, ir…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

‘West Side Story’ Returning To Broadway; Director Ivo Van Hove Will Stage Revival by Greg Evans

Director Ivo van Hove will stage a major new production of West Side Story for Broadway next season, with new choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The revival, produced by Scott Rudi…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Theatrical Company Center Stage Capital Launches With Portfolio Including ‘Green Acres’ Musical by Greg Evans

Theatrical producers Pam Laudenslager and Colleen Lober have announced the launch of a new entertainment company – Center Stage Capital, Inc. – to present a portfolio of producti…

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Fifteen Months In Heaven: Broadway’s Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Reflects On ‘Angels In America’ by Greg Evans

When Angels in America finishes its Broadway run this Sunday, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, who plays Belize, acidic nurse to Nathan Lane’s toxic Roy Cohn, beloved friend to Andrew Garfield…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

‘Supergirl’s Jeremy Jordan Rounds Out Cast Of Broadway’s ‘American Son’; Joins Kerry Washington & Steven Pasquale by Greg Evans

Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl, Smash) will round out the Broadway cast of this fall’s American Son, joining the previously announced stars Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Steven Pasquale (R…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Broadway Box Office Slips; Recent Arrivals ‘Straight White Men’, ‘Head Over Heels’ Seek Footing by Greg Evans

With Bruce Springsteen still on a soon-to-end hiatus, competition from fireworks and two fledgling productions still getting their footing, Broadway box office was down about 11% for the wee…

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Raunchy Seuss Parody ‘Who’s Holiday!’ Wins Appeal; Broadway Run Planned by Greg Evans

Playwright Matthew Lombardo’s Who’s Holiday!, which bring bestiality, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and prison culture to a place a lot like Whoville, is parody and therefore …

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Broadway’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Musical Sets Closing Date by Greg Evans

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical will tap its last dance on Sunday, September 16, concluding a 10-month run at the Nederlander Organization’s Palace Theater. Producers say a…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

‘Iceman’ Goeth, Go-Go’s Cometh And Broadway Box Office Slips A Notch To $38M by Greg Evans

Broadway box office slipped 5.3% in its 5th week of the season, grossing $38,126,489 as Bruce Springsteen went on a brief hot-weather hiatus and audiences weren’t quite head over heels…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Pens Tribute To Gillian Lynne: ‘Cats’ Choreographer Dead At 92 by Greg Evans

Gillian Lynne, the choreographer for Cats and The Phantom of the Opera who died Sunday in London at age 92, was remembered today by Andrew Lloyd Webber as a major figure in dance and a key i…

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Elton John’s Broadway-Bound ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Names Lyricist by Greg Evans

Shaina Taub, creator of an acclaimed 2016 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night, has signed on a lyricist for the Elton John-Paul Rudnick Broadway musical adaptation of The Dev…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Announces West Coast Premiere & Venue by Greg Evans

The Tony Award-winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has set a West Coast premiere for fall 2019 at San Francisco’s Curran theatre. The staging will mark the fourth production of …

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Kelli O’Hara & Will Chase To Tame Broadway’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ by Greg Evans

Nashville‘s Will Chase and Tony-winner Kelli O’Hara will take on Kiss Me, Kate in a new Roundabout Theatre Broadway production set for next year. Roundabout’s Todd Haimes, …

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Glenda Jackson To Crown Broadway With Her ‘King Lear’ by Greg Evans

Glenda Jackson, fresh off her Tony-winning run in Three Tall Women, will return to Broadway next year in a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear. And yes, she’ll play Lear…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Christine Lahti Cast As Gloria Steinem In Emily Mann’s Off Broadway Play by Greg Evans

Christine Lahti has been cast as feminist icon Gloria Steinem in the previously announced Off Broadway production of Having Our Say playwright Emily Mann’s new play Gloria: A Life. The…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

‘Cyprus Avenue’ Stage Review: Bloody Ideology Trumps Blood Ties As Stephen Rea Summons Chilling Believer by Greg Evans

The easy step from bigotry and ideological entrenchments to outright madness gets a timely depiction in David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue at Off Broadway’s Public Theater. Timelier, …

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Broadway Takes $40M Early Summer Haul; ‘Three Tall Women’ Goes Out With A Record-Breaking Bang by Greg Evans

Joe Mantello’s staging of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women broke the 787-seat Golden Theatre house record for the fifth and final time last week, closing out its limited engagemen…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New York State Legislature OKs Ticket Resale Disclosures Favored By Broadway League by Greg Evans

The New York State Legislature today passed legislation and adopted consumer disclosures in the ticket resale market that requires ticket broker sites to, among other things, disclose all f…

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Bruce Springsteen On Broadway Denounces Border Policy: “Disgracefully Inhumane And Un-American” by Greg Evans

Bruce Springsteen broke from his Springsteen on Broadway set list last night, adding both “The Ghost of Tom Joad” and an excoriation of the Trump administration’s zero-tole…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Kenya Barris & Pharrell Williams Team Up For ‘Juneteenth’ Stage Musical by Greg Evans

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris will team with Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams on a stage musical inspired by Juneteenth, the African American holiday tradition celebrating the fina…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

‘Othello’ Review: Chukwudi Iwuji, Corey Stoll & No Gimmicks In Central Park by Greg Evans

For this summer’s first Free Shakespeare in the Park presentation (opening tonight), director Ruben Santiago-Hudson delivers an Othello that does its best to put the focus on the kill…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Anthony Boyle & Hailey Kilgore: Broadway Stars, First Time Out – Tony Watch by Greg Evans

He’s 24 (today, in fact), from Belfast. She’s 19, was born in a Texas town called Humble and grew up in an Oregon suburb called Happy Valley. This Sunday evening, both will sit i…

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Kerry Washington & Steven Pasquale Set Broadway Returns In New ‘American Son’ by Greg Evans

Scandal‘s Kerry Washington and Rescue Me‘s Steven Pasquale will team up for their Broadway returns next fall in American Son, a new play by Broadway newcomer Christopher Demos-B…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sponge-Worthy: Ethan Slater Soaks Up Broadway Success – Tony Awards Watch by Greg Evans

Ethan Slater was a sophomore at Vassar when he took the train from Poughkeepsie for a casting call that would change everything, and he was on the train back when he got the word. “Oh,…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Harry Hadden-Paton Brings Henry Higgins Into New Century; Talks ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie – Tony Awards Watch by Greg Evans

When Harry Hadden-Paton was informed by his agent that he’d been asked to audition for the Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady, his first response thought was Freddy Eyns…

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Bruce Springsteen Set To Rock Tony Awards Sunday by Greg Evans

Bruce Springsteen, set to receive a Special Tony Award for his ongoing Springsteen on Broadway show, will take the Radio City Music Hall stage Sunday to perform live during the 72nd Annual T…

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