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Friday, October 20, 2017

Scarlett Johansson & ‘Avengers’ Mates Slate Puerto Rico Benefit by Jeremy Gerard

Scarlett Johansson and cast mates from the Avengers franchise will perform a benefit reading of Thornton Wilder's Our Town on November 6 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre. So far, Robert Downey Jr., …

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Slimmer And Sillier, Harvey Fierstein’s ‘Torch Song’ Is Revived With Michael Urie & Mercedes Ruehl by Jeremy Gerard

Shorter by a big word and a long act, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy is back, trim, glittering and rechristened, simply, Torch Song. Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty…

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Director Julie Taymor Gets ‘Mr. Abbott’ Nod From Directors & Choreographers by Jeremy Gerard

Director Julie Taymor, credited with some of the most storied stage productions of our time, will receive the 2018 “Mr. Abbott” Award. The prize, which is the top laurel from the…

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BroadwayHD Streaming Service Lowers Price Point, Links With Amazon And Ericsson by Jeremy Gerard

BroadwayHD, a streaming service that offers live and live-to-video stage productions from Broadway and beyond, announced today that it’s partnering with two global streaming services, …

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rob Reiner, Woody Harrelson & Lawrence O’Donnell Talk ‘LBJ’ In The Trump Era by Jeremy Gerard

Rob Reiner’s film LBJ, with Woody Harrelson in the title role, was unveiled at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, but will be in theaters November 3. Those dates provide vie…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Anthony Edwards Signs On To Broadway’s ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Revival by Jeremy Gerard

Anthony Edwards (ER, Top Gun) will make his Broadway debut alongside Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in next spring’s revival of Mark Medoff's  Children of a Lesser God. Edwards wil…

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Broadway Box Office Flat As Bruce Settles In; ‘The Band’s Visit’ Toots $769K by Jeremy Gerard

The Broadway transfer of The Band’s Visit – which topped many critics’ Best Of lists last season in its off-Broadway premiere at the Atlantic Theatre Company  – play…

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Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s Late Rabbi-Producer Hosts Palestinian Play ‘The Siege’; Also, Betty Buckley’s Master Class by Jeremy Gerard

Jack Skirball was a Reform Jewish rabbi from Cleveland who moved to Los Angeles, where he became a real estate developer and film producer best known for his relationship with Alfred Hitchco…

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Broadway’s ‘War Paint’ Will Shutter Earlier Than Planned by Jeremy Gerard

War Paint, the musical starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics queens Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, will close after the November 5 performance, seven weeks earlie…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: Springsteen On Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

You might think Bruce Springsteen doesn’t belong on Broadway, but you would be wrong. “I miss the beauty of the blank page,” he says at one point, echoing  Stephen Sondhei…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Review: Elizabeth McGovern In ‘Time & The Conways’ And A Steeplechase ‘Measure For Measure’ by Jeremy Gerard

Two rarities converge with the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Time and the Conways. The J.B. Priestley drama has not been seen in these precincts since its 1938 U.S. premiere …

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Boss Boosts Broadway B.O. With $2.3M Draw, $500 Ducat by Jeremy Gerard

It didn’t take long for one Jersey boy to take Broadway by storm, filling the void left when Jersey Boys shuttered in January after 12 socko years. Bruce Springsteen began previews of …

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Broadway From Lin-Manuel Miranda To Beau Willimon React To Harvey Weinstein: ‘We Must Believe Women’ by Jeremy Gerard

Broadway, where Harvey Weinstein has worked for several years to establish himself as a major player, has begun responding to reports, last week in The New York Times and, today, in The New …

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sam Shepard’s Salad Days Recalled By La Mama’s Village People by Jeremy Gerard

Jessica Lange, with Hannah Shepard and Samuel Walker Shepard – the children, now grown, that she had with Sam Shepard – entered the Ellen Stewart Theatre quietly as an audience o…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Alfonso Cuarón, Lin-Manuel Miranda Sponsor Disaster Relief For Mexico, Puerto Rico by Jeremy Gerard

With videos and web links, Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón and Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda have put their considerable financial and creative muscle behind disaster relief effort…

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T-Mobile Finalizing Merger Deal With Sprint: Report by Jeremy Gerard

A deal is all but done to combine the country’s third and fourth largest wireless networks, leaving T-Mobile U.S. Inc. chief executive John Legere in the catbird seat: He would control…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: ‘Too Heavy For Your Pocket’ Brings Early Civil Rights Movement Up close And Personal by Jeremy Gerard

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s developmental program is called Roundabout Underground, and it’s housed in the sub-sub-basement of the  nonprofit’s off-Broadway complex, …

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Lauren Ambrose, Diana Rigg Will Lead Broadway’s ‘My Fair Lady’ Revival by Jeremy Gerard

It’s been called the perfect musical, and if it’s not first on most lists of best Broadway shows, it certainly ranks in the top five: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s …

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Three Veteran Broadway Reps Leave One Firm To Start Up New Agencies by Jeremy Gerard

Three top lieutenants from DKC/O&M, the powerful Broadway p.r. firm founded by industry veteran Rick Miramontez,  have jumped ship to start their own shops. That’s par for the cou…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Broadway Box Office Flattens But ‘Come From Away’ Is SRO by Jeremy Gerard

Any doubt that feel-good Canadian import Come From Away would triumph over its modest Tony Awards showing (seven nominations; one win, for Christopher Ashley’s staging) can be put to r…

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Cash Shortfall Leads To Cancellation of ‘Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly’ by Jeremy Gerard

A new production of Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly, exclusively announced on Deadline in August, has been cancelled before it ever took off. In a statement this morning, the producers…

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

S.I. Newhouse Dies: Condé Nast Chairman Emeritus Was 89; Graydon Carter, Anna Wintour Pay Tribute by Jeremy Gerard

UPDATE with more information, below. Condé Nast publishing magnate S.I. Newhouse died today at his home following a long illness, his family confirms. He was 89. The Newhouse family stateme…

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: A Joyful ‘As You Like It’ With Hannah Cabell’s Rosalind & Stephen Schwartz’s Music by Jeremy Gerard

So many stars aligned for this production of Shakespeare’s sylvan comedy As You Like It that it’s hard to know where to begin. How about the audience? One idiosyncrasy of the Cla…

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Albert Innaurato Dies: ‘Gemini’ Playwright And Cultural Gadfly Was 70 by Jeremy Gerard

Albert Innaurato, whose early play Gemini ran on Broadway from 1977 through 1981 and was adapted as both a feature and television film, has died. Deadline confirmed that he was found dead T…

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Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ Orders Up Some Jason Mraz For A 10-Week Run by Jeremy Gerard

As stunt casting goes, it’s not a bad idea at all: For 10 weeks, beginning November 3, Grammy winner Jason Mraz will play the love interest in Waitress, the Sara Bareilles musical, bas…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

‘CSI’s Marg Helgenberger Heads Off-Broadway; Palestinian Theatre Does, Too: New York Briefs by Jeremy Gerard

It seems like only yesterday that Marg Helgenberger first won legions of admirers playing the mouthy, entrepreneurial K.C. Kolowski on ABC’s landmark series China Beach. Now the C.S.I…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Barry Dennen Dies: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’s Pilate And Barbra Streisand Mentor Was 79 by Jeremy Gerard

Barry Dennen, who played Pontius Pilate in both the original stage and film versions of Jesus Christ Superstar and earlier played a key role in Barbra Streisand’s emergence from cabare…

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‘Pretty Woman’ Heads To Times Square As Broadway Musical With Samantha Barks, Steve Kazee by Jeremy Gerard

Writer and director Garry Marshall didn’t live to see his final project to completion, but producer Paula Wagner has set dates for the musical adaptation of Marshall’s best-known…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

‘Mary Jane’ Review: `The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon Triumphs In Amy Herzog’s Wrenching Drama by Jeremy Gerard

As regular viewers of Fargo and The Leftovers know, Carrie Coon has quickly established herself as an uncommonly gifted actress, conveying the broadest spectrum of emotions without flourish …

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Moody Broadway Box Office Slips 10% As ‘Cats’ Yowls With $187K Scratch by Jeremy Gerard

The Jewish High Holy Days are upon us and public schools are returning to disorder, which can only mean one thing, Broadway-wise: There were lotsa butts somewhere – just not not in The…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lucy DeVito, Max Crumm Will Play ‘Hot Mess’ Comedy Off Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Lucy DeVito (How My Grandparents Fell in Love, the film of Speech and Debate) and Max Crumm (Broadway’s 2007 Grease! revival) will co-star off-Broadway in Hot Mess, a romant…

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