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Sunday, February 19, 2017

WGA Awards Live Blog & Winners List (Updating Live) by Jeremy Gerard

The 69th annual WGA Awards are being handed out tonight in dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles, and Deadline is live blogging from both venues. We also will be updating the winners l…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Review: Matthew Broderick Heads Killer Cast In Wallace Shawn’s ‘Evening At The Talk House’ by Jeremy Gerard

It’s party time at the Talk House, the kind of hangout people of a certain age or nostalgic bent associate with Greenwich Village watering holes like the White Horse Tavern and the Lio…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review: Tony Winner Reed Birney Flies From Agony To Ecstasy In ‘Man From Nebraska’ by Jeremy Gerard

That remarkable actor Reed Birney, a Tony winner last season for his haunted portrayal of a dad in crisis in The Humans, plays a related role in Tracy Letts‘ Man From Nebraska, which …

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal, That Times Review Of ‘Big River’ & Garth Drabinsky: Gerard & Roth by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline theater critic Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres president Jordan Roth discuss the hottest topics on the Rialto, the only precondition being: no holds barred. JEREMY G…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Winter Chill, Dark Houses Bring Broadway Box Office To A Standstill by Jeremy Gerard

Nearly half the houses on Broadway – 18 of 41 theaters – were dark last week in the winter hibernation as producers geared up for the spring march of new shows. That’s a s…

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Harvey Fierstein’s Landmark ‘Torch Song’ Set For Fall Revival With Michael Urie by Jeremy Gerard

Second Stage Theatre will present a revival  of Harvey Fierstein's groundbreaking serio-comedy Torch Song Trilogy, renamed simply Torch Song and staged by by Moisés Kaufman, this fall at …

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

‘Sunset Boulevard’ Review: Glenn Close Returns To Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

Glenn Close first played Norma Desmond in the U.S. debut of Sunset Boulevard when it opened in December 1993 at the Shubert Theatre in Century City before bringing the show to Broadway a yea…

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Review: ‘Fade’ and ‘Big River’ Off-Broadway; Broadway Directors At The Metropolitan Opera by Jeremy Gerard

The tradition of New York playwrights biting the Hollywood hand that feeds them is as tried as the fizzy comedies of Kaufman & Hart (Light Up The Sky) and true as the biting satires of T…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Video: Jake Gyllenhaal Sings “Finishing The Hat” For Director Cary Fukunaga by Jeremy Gerard

True Detective director Carey Joji Fukunaga followed Jake Gyllenhaal down the backstage byways of the newly renovated and updated Hudson Theatre and onto the stage, as he rehearses “Fi…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New York Times Culture Desk Sees More Upheaval As Layoffs Loom by Jeremy Gerard

Three major contributors to The New York Times culture section have left the paper. The most recent is Charles Isherwood, the No. 2 theater critic since 2004, when he jumped from the top c…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

‘Hamilton’s $3M Week Is The New Normal And Glenn Close Looks Formidable As ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Warms Broadway’s Chilly Box Office by Jeremy Gerard

Every Broadway show but two – Goliath Hamilton and David Dear Evan Hansen – dipped or dived last week as the Street continued its mid-winter contraction. But the sunrise of Glen…

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‘American Horror Story’s Jamie Brewer Sets 2018 Off-Broadway Debut by Jeremy Gerard

Actress and model Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story: Murder House) has been cast in the title role of Amy And The Orphans, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies The Bone) that will h…

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

‘1984’ Will Follow 1884 At Broadway’s Hudson Theatre by Jeremy Gerard

An acclaimed UK stage adaptation of 1984, George Orwell’s chilling 1949 novel about a war-ravaged world ruled by Big Brother and the unwitting rebel Winston Smith, will follow the limi…

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Off-Broadway League Sets Honors For Designer William Ivey Long & Playwright Lynn Nottage by Jeremy Gerard

William Ivey Long, the costume designer every female stage star longs to be dressed by, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined) will be honored May 7 at this year’s…

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Video: Broadway’s Newest Breakout Star? Hillary Clinton by Jeremy Gerard

Repeating a scene that’s been unfolding with some frequency since the end of her run for the White House, Hillary Clinton appeared last night at (not in, but one can dream) a Broadway …

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Frank Pellegrino Sr. Dies: ‘Sopranos’ & ‘Goodfellas’ Actor, Rao’s Don, Was 72 by Jeremy Gerard

UPDATE 1 P.M. with more information. Frank Pellegrino Sr., an actor who appeared in The Sopranos and Goodfellas and ran Harlem’s legendary — and famously exclusive — Rao&…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

‘Yen’ Review: Oscar Nominee Lucas Hedges Simmers, Explodes In Stage Debut by Jeremy Gerard

If you’ve seen Manchester By The Sea (of course you have), you already know that Lucas Hedges has the seething sullen-teen thing down. This gifted young actor raises the stakes to Ja…

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‘Hamilton’ Star Renée Elise Goldsberry Signs With UTA by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Award-winning Schuyler sister Renée Elise Goldsberry has signed with UTA on the eve her appearance at Sunday’s Super Bowl LI in Houston. Goldsberry won last year’…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is A Smash As Broadway Box Office Chills by Jeremy Gerard

Broadway had a ho-hum week typical of January — save for one new show that’s performing at a Hamilton-ian level in terms of ticket sales and bodies in seats. That would be Dear E…

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Clive Owen Will Headline Julie Taymor’s ‘M. Butterfly’ Broadway Revival by Jeremy Gerard

Clive Owen is set to star this fall in the first Broadway revival of the 1988 Tony best play M. Butterfly, with Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark) directing. Last s…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

‘Hamilton’ Ticket Lottery Doubles Number Of $10 Seats (As Promised) by Jeremy Gerard

Delivering on a vow made last June, Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller confirmed Sunday that the Broadway production will double the number of $10 seats available via lottery for each perform…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Broadway’s Hit ‘Waitress’ Recoups $12M In 10 Months by Jeremy Gerard

Give the pie a gold medal: Waitress, the musical that marked the Broadway debut of singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, has recouped its $12 million capitalization after less than 10 months, pr…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ex-Literary Agent Val Day Will Take Over As Off-Broadway Artistic Director by Jeremy Gerard

Val Day, a former ICM Partners agent in the theatrical literary department, has been named artistic director of 59E59 Theaters, effective May 7.  The highly regarded, 3-theater off-Broad…

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Mary Tyler Moore Dies: TV Legend Was 80 by Jeremy Gerard

Mary Tyler Moore, the iconic TV figure who starred in two of the most influential television series of all time, has died. She was 80 years old and had battled diabetes for decades. “A…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Defies Winter Chill At Broadway Box Office by Jeremy Gerard

An unlikely media sensation gets caught up in the Twitter-enhanced mythology that distorts his true nature as he becomes a national hero: Donald Trump? Evan Hansen? Both had big weeks in da…

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sharon Gless Settles An Old Score At Broadway’s ‘Concert For America’ Alt-Inaugural Ball by Jeremy Gerard

The Broadway stars came out to shine Friday afternoon at “Concert For America: Stand Up, Sing Out!” at Town Hall, the storied venue for protest and politicking. A visit from actr…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

‘Jitney’, ‘Under The Radar’ Reviews: August Wilson’s Genius Shone Through From The Start by Jeremy Gerard

Among the achievements of the American theater over the last century, August Wilson’s work ranks comfortably with the best. Any one of the plays he wrote — one for each decade of…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bye Bye, So Long Farewell – Lively Broadway B.O. Bids Godspeed To ‘Jersey Boys’ by Jeremy Gerard

Broadway’s bleak mid-winter wasn’t too bleak after all, despite an overall drop at the box office last week. Several hits still did hit-show business and a smaller roster, as lo…

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dick Gautier Dies; Broadway’s Conrad Birdie, ‘Get Smart’s Hymie The Robot Was 85 by Jeremy Gerard

As a swivel-hipped rock and roller, Conrad Birdie had a lot of living to do, the unknown actor Dick Gautier sang in the 1960 Broadway smash Bye Bye Birdie. At first a reluctant leading man,…

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Friday, January 13, 2017

NYC Funds 11 Arts Nonprofits For Diversity Management Training Programs by Jeremy Gerard

New York City has named 11 nonprofit cultural organizations as recipients of $2 million in funding to develop a more diverse workforce on the management side of the performing arts. The mone…

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Martha Swope Dies; Leading Photographer For Theater And Dance Was 88 by Jeremy Gerard

Martha Swope, who photographed Broadway stars and prima ballerinas onstage and in mufti during a career that began in the late 1950s and extended into the 1990s, died Thursday in New York. T…

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