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Monday, August 2, 2021

Natalie Mendoza is the new Satine in Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Broadway's “Moulin Rouge!” announced that Natalie Mendoza will take over the leading role of Satine when the musical resumes performances Sept. 24.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:35PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber may close ‘Cinderella’ musical due to COVID rules by Johnny Oleksinski

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, which was set to have its opening night on Tuesday in London, has been thrown into chaos due to a single case of the coronavirus among the cast of more t…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:27PM
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Bruce Springsteen reopens Broadway — and opens up about his DWI by Johnny Oleksinski

The wondrous night was a welcome reminder that Times Square, Broadway theaters and shows are not meant to be shut down. Baby, they are born to run.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:03AM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Bruce Springsteen returning to Broadway this month by Johnny Oleksinski

The imminent start date, June 26, almost definitely makes "Springsteen on Broadway" the first show to play the Great White Way since theaters were shuttered in March 2020 due to the coronavi…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:22PM
Thursday, June 3, 2021

This NYC neighborhood is being turned into a theater by Johnny Oleksinski

Think the city looks a bit different these days? Well, get a load of the Meatpacking District.  Tony Award-winning designer David Rockwell has converted eight storefronts on West 13th and G…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:35PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The 2020 Tony Awards will air in September on Paramount+ by Johnny Oleksinski

In a bit of a blow to the theater industry's visibility, for the first time ever the Radio City Music Hall award show celebrating the best of Broadway will air mostly on the streaming platfo…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:13PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

New Yorkers must support Broadway right now by Johnny Oleksinski

When Broadway is back on September 14, it's the responsibility of New Yorkers to be sitting in those damn seats when the orchestras start playing.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:14PM

Here’s which Broadway shows are reopening and how to get tickets by Johnny Oleksinski

Announcements are coming fast and furious, so here is a guide to when each play and musical will reopen, and how to snag tickets.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:06PM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Amid Scott Rudin controversy, actors give Broadway an ultimatum by Johnny Oleksinski

Theater people will march on Thursday to protest racism — and Scott Rudin. Rudin, the producer of “The Book of Mormon” and the upcoming Hugh Jackman-led revival of “The Music Man,”…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:03PM
Thursday, April 8, 2021

A few shows are back in NYC — and they’re hot by Johnny Oleksinski

They're back to giving 'em the old razzle dazzle — with a few COVID updates.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:06PM
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

These Broadway shows are selling tickets for September return by Johnny Oleksinski

Two Broadway musicals are currently on sale beginning with their Tuesday, Sept. 7 performances, although neither has formally announced a return yet.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:34PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

‘Diana’ musical sets Broadway opening date, after Netflix debut by Johnny Oleksinski

"Diana: The Musical," about the late Princess of Wales, will resume performances at the Longacre Theatre this year.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:24PM
Friday, March 12, 2021

Broadway stars take to Times Square for ‘hopeful’ outdoor show by Johnny Oleksinski

Times Square looked like its bustling old self on Friday. After a full year of New York musicals and plays being dark, Broadway artists commemorated the occasion by putting on a starry surpr…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:11PM
Friday, March 5, 2021

Cast of ‘Assassins,’ a musical about presidential murder attempts, set to reunite by Johnny Oleksinski

The original cast of "Assassins" is reuniting virtually Monday night at 8 p.m. as part of the free online “Studio Tenn Talks: Conversations With Patrick Cassidy” series.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:53PM
Monday, February 8, 2021

Joe Allen, NYC theater district restaurant icon, dead at 87 by Johnny Oleksinski

Joe Allen, the Theater District restauranteur whose name was synonymous with a night out on Broadway, died Monday. He was 87.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:19PM
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Broadway star Rebecca Luker dead at 59 after battle with ALS by Johnny Oleksinski

Rebecca Luker, the Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway musicals such as "Show Boat" and "Mary Poppins," died Wednesday at age 59.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:06PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Shut up! Movie theaters are not dead even if Warner Bros. is grim reaper by Johnny Oleksinski

The movie-business-obituary writers are at it again! 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:04PM

‘The Prom’ review: Broadway is back on Netflix by Johnny Oleksinski

Making the Broadway musical “The Prom” into a film was a risky move for Ryan Murphy.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:04PM
Saturday, November 28, 2020

Dressing room secrets of Kit Harington, Daniel Kaluuya and more stars by Johnny Oleksinski

Forget the room where it happens. The real action goes down in the room before it happens.…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:03PM
Monday, November 16, 2020

Neil LaBute’s new COVID-19 play has no live actors by Johnny Oleksinski

Denizen Theatre has swapped Zoom for a room.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:18PM
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tony Awards 2020: Aaron Tveit is only nomination for Best Actor in a Musical by Johnny Oleksinski

"One Singular Sensation," the famous song from the musical "A Chorus Line," has never rang so true.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:38PM

Tony Award nominations 2020: The complete list by Johnny Oleksinski

See who already won in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:32PM
Friday, September 25, 2020

Glenn Close will play Roy Cohn in ‘Angels in America’ reading by Johnny Oleksinski

One small step closer to theater audiences actually being in the room with them.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:36PM
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tony Award winner Brent Carver dead at 68 by Johnny Oleksinski

The Broadway actor, who won a Tony Award for his leading turn in "Kiss of the Spider Woman," died this week.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:42PM
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Nick Cordero’s last album will be released on his birthday by Johnny Oleksinski

"Live Your Life" is from his 2019 cabaret at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:30PM
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Broadway may be dark — but people are working like hell to bring it back by Johnny Oleksinski

It’s the longest dark period in history for Broadway, the lifeblood of New York tourism, and it’s only getting longer.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:24PM
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ian McKellen to start ‘Hamlet’ rehearsals next week by Johnny Oleksinski

Sir Ian McKellen’s show must go on.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:18PM
Friday, June 19, 2020

Broadway landlord Philip J. Smith retires from Shubert by Johnny Oleksinski

Smith, 88, has been with the company for more than six decades.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:24PM

Andrew Lloyd Webber: UK government wants musicals ‘without any singing’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Andrew Lloyd Webber said that a government official bizarrely suggested that West End musicals come back “without any singing” to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:24PM

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