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Monday, February 24, 2020

Spring 2020 stage preview: 15 plays and musicals to look out for by Jessica Derschowitz and Marc Snetiker

Must-see shows, must-believe revivals, and major stars — this spring, New York’s stages have them all. From rollicking royals to some welcome Company, here are six seasonal trends worth…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:00AM
Friday, February 14, 2020

Watch Jordan Fisher sing 'For Forever' in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen by Jessica Derschowitz

Here’s a treat for Dear Evan Hansen fans, Jordan Fisher fans, and anyone who’s Team John Ambrose after watching To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. If you fall into all three categor…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 01:06PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

How Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play shook Broadway's status quo by Jessica Derschowitz

No Broadway debut this year was as thrilling as that of Jeremy O. Harris, the young playwright behind the season’s most talked-about, thought-provoking new work. Harris began writing Slave…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:02PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Broadway’s West Side Story postpones opening night after star’s knee injury by Jessica Derschowitz

The new Broadway revival of West Side Story is pushing its opening night back by two weeks after leading man Isaac Powell suffered an onstage knee injury. Producer Scott Rudin told Deadline …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:10AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In Broadway's For The Girls, Kristin Chenoweth is center stage — but she lets everyone shine: Review by Jessica Derschowitz

“I’m doing this as a master class,” Kristin Chenoweth declares during For The Girls, her new and all-too-brief run of Broadway concerts currently playing at the Nederlander Theatre. Sh…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:21PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Freestyle Love Supreme hits Broadway with its infectious blend of wit and rhymes by Jessica Derschowitz

It’s either a relief, cause for concern, or maybe a little bit of both — but when you get to Freestyle Love Supreme, the unique and delightful show blending hip-hop and improv, you’ll …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:00PM
Thursday, September 5, 2019

It’s all happening: Here’s your first look at the Almost Famous musical by Jessica Derschowitz

It’s almost time for Almost Famous’ tour bus to ride again. A musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s beloved semi-autobiographical film is about to begin performances in Crowe’s nativ…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 02:10PM
Monday, September 2, 2019

Hercules musical is a stage adaptation filled with heroics and heart by Jessica Derschowitz

As August comes to a close and September takes its place, the hottest ticket in town for New York theatergoers isn’t perma-hit Hamilton or this year’s Tonys champ Hadestown, it’s a dif…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 06:26PM
Friday, August 30, 2019

Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk to star in gender-flipped Company on Broadway by Jessica Derschowitz

We’re about to have some very starry new Company on Broadway. The gender-flipped revival of Company that opened in London last year is making its way to Broadway in the spring, it was anno…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:16AM
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tom Hiddleston on coming to Broadway with an act of Betrayal by Jessica Derschowitz

Marvel’s resident god of chaos is about to sow discord on a very different stage. Before he steps back into the role of Loki for the character’s eponymous Disney+ series, Tom Hiddleston …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 08:30AM
Friday, June 28, 2019

Hugh Jackman on taking his show on the road — and wanting Ryan Reynolds to cameo by Jessica Derschowitz

Even before he starred in a certain movie musical with a certain title, Hugh Jackman was known for being a hell of a showman. You could even say he’s one of the greatest. The actor has cha…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:55PM
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

What you missed at Stephen Sondheim and Jason Robert Brown's incredible benefit show by Jessica Derschowitz

When you’re Stephen Sondheim, you earn a standing ovation before you say a word — or play a note. So, naturally, that’s what an enthusiastic crowd gave the Broadway legend when he step…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 06:04PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Girl From the North Country, featuring Bob Dylan songs, is coming to Broadway by Jessica Derschowitz

Girl From the North Country is making its way to Broadway. The musical, which uses songs from the Bob Dylan catalog to tell the stories of residents in a Depression-era Midwestern boarding h…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:40AM
Monday, June 10, 2019

What you didn't see on TV during the Tony Awards by Jessica Derschowitz and Dave Quinn

The Tony Awards celebrated the best of Broadway on Sunday night, in a ceremony that kicked off with a star-filled musical number from host James Corden and ended with big wins for Hadestown …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:09PM
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: See the full list of winners by Jessica Derschowitz

Give a round of applause for this year’s Tony winners! On Sunday night, the American Theater Wing bestowed the 73rd annual Tony Awards on the best of the 2018-2019 Broadway season, which b…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 07:37PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Here are our predictions for who will win at the Tony Awards by Jessica Derschowitz

This year’s Tony nominees tell a tale of two (New York) cities: the huge, commercial productions commonly mounted these days on Broadway marquees (like Tootsie and Beetlejuice), and the in…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:02PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: See the full list of nominees by Jessica Derschowitz

We’re now one step closer to Broadway’s biggest night. Nominations have been announced for the 73rd annual Tony Awards, honoring the best plays, musicals, and performances of the 2018-20…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 08:07AM
Monday, April 22, 2019

With Annette Bening and Tracy Letts, All My Sons makes a harrowing return: EW review by Jessica Derschowitz

Eleven years can feel like a lifetime ago — especially in an era where the news cycle can make a week seem to last a month — but that’s how long it’s been since All My Sons last appe…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:00PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Broadway's Hadestown takes an epic musical journey to the underworld: EW review by Jessica Derschowitz

As far as tales as old as time go, the stories of Greek mythology are pretty high up there, those epic stories of gods and men that have been told for thousands of years and inspired countle…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:44PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard to star in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway by Jessica Derschowitz

We’re going to be heading over to George and Martha’s next year. Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard will play the battling couple in a new revival of Edward Albee’s searing play Who’s A…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:36AM
Saturday, April 6, 2019

It's showtime! Get the first look at the Broadway-bound Beetlejuice musical by Jessica Derschowitz

Director Alex Timbers tells EW about the new musical based on the beloved Tim Burton film, with Alex Brightman in the title role

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:07PM

How the Beetlejuice musical conjured Burton and beyond to haunt Broadway by Jessica Derschowitz

For a story about dead people, Beetlejuice has never felt so lively. Tim Burton’s 1988 supernatural comedy has been reincarnated as a new Broadway musical (opening April 25) with Tony nomi…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 07:40AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Watch Kelli O'Hara do her best Billy Flynn while singing Chicago at MCC's Miscast by Jessica Derschowitz

All she cares about is love… and maybe those feather fans. Broadway star Kelli O’Hara swapped her Kiss Me, Kate costumes for a sleek white suit Monday when she took the stage at MCC Thea…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 03:08PM
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rent original cast reunion at BroadwayCon | by Jessica Derschowitz

Cast members and creative team share memories of Jonathan Larson reflect on the show's 20th anniversary at BroadwayCon

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:31AM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
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Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards