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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Skateboard Champ Tony Hawk Producing Broadway Musical Based On Nick Hornby Skater Novel ‘Slam’ by Greg Evans

Nick Hornby’s 2007 novel Slam – which includes pro skateboarder Tony Hawk as a character – is being developed as a Broadway musical, with Hawk along for the ride as a produ…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Broadway To Dim Lights In Honor Of Carol Channing by Greg Evans

Broadway will dim its lights for Carol Channing tomorrow night at 7:45 pm ET, The Broadway League announced today. "Carol Channing personified everything we love about American musical comed…

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Carol Channing Remembered: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters Among Broadway Stars Recalling Iconic Star by Greg Evans

Refresh for updates The one-of-a-kind Carol Channing is being remembered today by friends, colleagues and the Broadway community. “She was show business and love personified,” tw…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

‘What The Constitution Means To Me’ Heads To Broadway: Heidi Schreck Play Was Praised Off Broadway by Greg Evans

What The Constitution Means To Me, Heidi Schreck’s critically lauded Off Broadway production that landed on many best-of-2018 lists, is heading to Broadway for a 12-week limited engage…

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Liza Minnelli Gives Rare Approval To Judy Garland Broadway Hopeful Bio-Musical by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Chasing Rainbows: The Road To Oz, a new Judy Garland bio-musical that got an industry presentation in New York last week, has received the rare endorsement of Garland’s daug…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

‘Choir Boy’ Review: ‘Moonlight’ Writer Reaches For High Notes In Heartfelt Coming Of Age Drama by Greg Evans

When Choir Boy, the coming of age story from Tarell Alvin McCraney that predates his Oscar-winning, co-written screenplay for Moonlight, finds its sweet spots – and they are many ̵…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Among Investors In Beloved NYC Book Shop Rescue by Greg Evans

Lin-Manuel Miranda, his Hamilton director Thomas Kail and producer Jeffrey Seller are coming to the rescue of a beloved New York bookstore. Along with theater owner James L. Nederlander, the…

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Brian D’Arcy James, Blair Brown To Join Broadway’s ‘The Ferryman’ by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Brian d'Arcy James will join the cast of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman next month, leading a largely new company of replacement players in the primary adult roles beg…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Broadway Box Office Returns To Earth After Record-Setting Holiday by Greg Evans

Broadway fell back to earth last week following a massive holiday box office run, with ticket prices and attendance settling into a post-Christmas routine. Box office receipts of $38M were d…

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Actors’ Equity Declares Strike On New Broadway Show Development by Greg Evans

Actors’ Equity has declared a strike on all new Broadway show development with members of the Broadway League, a potentially costly move after two years of what the union is calling un…

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

‘Fosse/Verdon’ Teaser: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams Lead The Dance In FX Biopic by Greg Evans

The finger snaps, angled poses and glimpses of Weimar decadence come fast and furious in FX’s first teaser for Fosse/Verdon, the upcoming limited series about Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdo…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

‘The Notebook’ Musical Is Heading To Broadway; ‘This Is Us’ Producer & ‘The Way I Am’ Songwriter Will Write by Greg Evans

Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook is headed to Broadway as a musical, with playwright and This Is Us supervising producer Bekah Brunstetter writing the book and “Girls Chase Boys…

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Broadway’s Best Year: 2018 Closes Out At $1.8B; ‘Potter’, ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Chicago’ Among Holiday Week Record-Setters by Greg Evans

With record-breaking newcomers like To Kill A Mockingbird, Network and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child joining long-running stalwarts including Chicago, Wicked and The Lion King in smashin…

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Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Break Box Office Records; Musicals Set House Records by Greg Evans

Broadway productions celebrated the end of 2018 by shredding box office records like so much confetti, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and To Kill a Mockingbird setting all-time weekl…

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Broadway 2018: Movies Took The Stage With Startling Results, And More Are Coming Soon by Greg Evans

Fair or not, when I think of movies that made the screen-to-stage transition, two notorious flops come to mind. The great screenwriter Bud Schulberg himself adapted his 1954 classic Brando m…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Be More Chill’ To Feature Entire Off Broadway Cast by Greg Evans

Will Roland, George Salazar and the rest of the popular Be More Chill Off Broadway cast will take the Broadway stage when the Joe Iconis musical hits the Lyceum Theatre in February. Produc…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Broadway Hits $1B Season Total; ‘Springsteen On Broadway’, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, ‘Network’ Fill Theaters by Greg Evans

Springsteen On Broadway has left the building, departing Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre just as it arrived – sold out and going for top dollar. The final four performances of the…

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‘Be More Chill’s Joe Iconis Developing ‘Punk Rock Girl’ Musical Featuring Blondie, Avril Lavigne, Pat Benatar Hits by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Composer Joe Iconis, whose Off Broadway viral sensation Be More Chill is headed to Broadway in February, is developing a new stage musical called Punk Rock Girl featuring songs wr…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Broadway Review: Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels Deliver An Atticus For Our Times by Greg Evans

When Scout, Jem and Dill take the stage in Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird, they’re not rolling a tire down the sidewalk or peering into the knothole of some old oak tree. T…

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Aaron Sorkin Talks ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’: Atticus, Trump And The New Voice That Stirred A Lawsuit – Deadline Q&A by Greg Evans

Several years ago, producer Scott Rudin contacted Aaron Sorkin with an idea that was either bold or insane: A new To Kill A Mockingbird. For the stage. Harper Lee’s beloved 1960 book b…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Network’ With Bryan Cranston Extends Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Network, the National Theatre production starring Bryan Cranston in a critically acclaimed performance, has extended its limited engagement through Sunday, April 28, 2019. T…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

‘Ruben & Clay Christmas Show’ Review: American Idols Go Caroling And Kitsching On Broadway by Greg Evans

For their first Broadway Christmas show, American Idol rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are dreaming of holiday TV variety specials of yore from the likes of Andy Williams, Sonny and Che…

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Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Brooklyn Production Plans Broadway Run by Greg Evans

The acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! that sold out Brooklyn’s St. Ann's Warehouse this fall will transfer to Broadway in March, producer Eva Price announce…

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‘Avenue Q’ To Exit 15-Year New York Run: Closing Date Announced by Greg Evans

Avenue Q, the Tony-winning adult-friendly puppet show that played Broadway for six years before moving to its current Off Broadway home nine years ago, will close April 28, 2019. The departu…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Broadway Jingles $40M In Holiday Season Coin; ‘Cher Show’ A Sell-Out At $1.1M by Greg Evans

Broadway jingled with silver, gold and holiday season tourists last week, ringing up $40M at the box office – a solid 6% jump over the previous week and a whopping 34% better than thi…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Jeff Daniels Pleads The Finch: Broadway’s Atticus On ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, Aaron Sorkin, Film Icons & White Saviors: Deadline Q&A by Greg Evans

Jeff Daniels can sense the moments during performances of Broadway’s To Kill A Mockingbird when audiences jump aboard for the Aaron Sorkin ride, when fans of maybe The Newsroom or The…

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Sara Bareilles Set For ‘Waitress’ Broadway Return; Gavin Creel Will Co-Star In Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

Sara Bareilles, Broadway’s Waitress composer and lyricist, will return to the starring role for a limited engagement in January, launching the hit musical production’s third year…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

‘Network’ Broadway Review: Bryan Cranston Goes Suitably Mad by Greg Evans

Bryan Cranston’s blistering performance as Network‘s mad-as-hell prophet of the airwaves – now ranting from Broadway’s Belasco Theatre – is all the proof anyone…

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Faye Dunaway Announces Return To Broadway As Katharine Hepburn by Greg Evans

Faye Dunaway is coming back to Broadway. And she’ll be playing Katharine Hepburn. In a brief and surprise announcement, producer Ben Feldman dropped the news that Dunaway, after an abs…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Torch Song’ Sets Closing Date; Michael Urie To Tour by Greg Evans

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will end its Broadway run on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Hayes Theater before embarking on a national tour next fall with star Michael Urie reprising his Bro…

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New York Stage & Film Gala Reunites ‘thirtysomething’ Cast Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig & Timothy Busfield by Greg Evans

This weekend’s New York Stage and Film winter gala will have a decided thirtysomething aura. In addition to the previously announced honorees (and real-life marrieds) Ken Olin and Pa…

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