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Sunday, September 18, 2022

‘Phantom of the Opera’ sales explode after shock closing announcement by Johnny Oleksinski

After The Post’s Friday scoop that the show would close this winter after 35 years, it took in $2 million in ticket sales by 8 p.m., producer Cameron Mackintosh exclusively told The Post.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:15PM
Friday, September 16, 2022

‘Phantom of the Opera’ will close on Broadway: sources by Johnny Oleksinski

It’s over now, the music of the night.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:16PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

‘Funny Girl’ review: Lea Michele lifts Broadway show out of the guttah by Johnny Oleksinski

Different people who need people have finally arrived at “Funny Girl” on Broadway. The problem-plagued revival of Jule Styne and Isobel Lennart’s 1964 musical welcomed its new Fanny Br…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:37PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Alec Baldwin plans his return to acting — on Broadway — in first job since ‘Rust’ shooting by Johnny Oleksinski

A source exclusively told The Post that the actor will star in a revival of the play “Art” by Yasmina Reza.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:43AM
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Panned ‘Devil Wears Prada’ musical is seeking a massive makeover by Johnny Oleksinski

The disastrous new show isn’t packing up its Prabal Gurung just yet — it’s charging ahead like a model who just face-planted on the catwalk.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:56PM
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022

‘Titanique’ the musical review: Off-Broadway ‘Titanic’ parody is what your summer needs by Johnny Oleksinski

The off-Broadway cuckoo camp-fest at the Asylum in Chelsea is, by a nautical mile, the funniest musical in town right now.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:13PM
Thursday, July 21, 2022

‘The Kite Runner’ Broadway review: Gripping stage adaptation of bestseller by Johnny Oleksinski

It’s a straightforward, to-the-point play, but one that’s easy to embrace.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Samuel L. Jackson’s Broadway play ‘The Piano Lesson’ gets shafted by Johnny Oleksinski

Beanie Feldstein isn’t the only star being slighted on Broadway during this cruel summer.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:18PM

Beanie Feldstein’s surprising return to ‘Funny Girl’ stage after Lea Michele announcement by Johnny Oleksinski

The chatter on the Rialto Tuesday was that Feldstein might vamoose even sooner than July 31 because of the onslaught of media attention.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:56PM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Lea Michele will replace Beanie Feldstein in Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’ by Johnny Oleksinski

The $15 million production surely hopes Michele can turn things around.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:00PM

‘Richard III’ review: A woke misfire for Shakespeare in the Park by Johnny Oleksinski

Like a walk in the park: relaxing, slow, carefree, aimless.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:58AM
Sunday, July 10, 2022

‘Into The Woods’ Broadway review: High-octane, unfiltered Sondheim by Johnny Oleksinski

What we experience is the 1986 musical, plain and simple.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:05PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

‘Back to the Future’ musical will need more than 1.21 gigawatts on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads — we need ticket sales!

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:12PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

The stars went hard at Tony Awards after-parties by Johnny Oleksinski

Eyes red, heels broken, sequins … everywhere. Big bustling bashes were back in full force after last year's pandemic-hobbled celebrations.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:27PM
Sunday, June 12, 2022

The lousy 2022 Tony Awards dissed Stephen Sondheim by Johnny Oleksinski

On Sunday night, almost nobody at Radio City Music Hall bothered to stand up for the late Stephen Sondheim.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:41PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

‘The Bedwetter’ review: Sarah Silverman’s life makes a leaky musical by Johnny Oleksinski

The new show, based on the comedian’s memoir, is not as tight as a fitted sheet.  

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

‘MJ’, ‘A Strange Loop’ and Hugh Jackman beg for Tony Award votes by Johnny Oleksinski

The race — capping off a bizarre year — is closer and meaner than it looks.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:20PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

The 2022 Tony Award nominations are full of A-list snubs by Johnny Oleksinski

The nominations notably shunned many of the Great White Way’s most famous and bankable names: Daniel Craig, Debra Messing, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:04PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

The dangerous life of Hitler’s taste testers: ‘They could die at every meal’ by Johnny Oleksinski

A new off-Broadway show, “H*tler’s Tasters,” is inspired by the young German women employed by the Nazis to prevent Hitler from being poisoned.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:00AM
Friday, April 29, 2022

‘Macbeth’ Broadway review: Daniel Craig play is a Disaster Royale by Johnny Oleksinski

The former James Bond stars in an uninvolving and ponderous production that's a real Blunderball.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:00PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

‘Mr. Saturday Night’ review: Billy Crystal brings yuks to Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

The new musical has hearty laughs and glorious punchlines that are knocked outta the park by a master.   

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM

‘POTUS’ Broadway review: Amped-up White House farce is too wild by Johnny Oleksinski

The new play is a weird and wired comedy that imagines a White House fiasco.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:19PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’ review: Pain with a side of anguish on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

“Ouch!” is the main takeaway of the intriguing, autobiographical new musical “A Strange Loop,” which opened Tuesday night on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Monday, April 25, 2022

‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ review: A set as big as the running time by Johnny Oleksinski

The set is the real star in Thornton Wilder’s geezer of a play that saw its latest revival open Monday night on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

‘Funny Girl’ review: Beanie Feldstein’s Broadway show falls flat by Johnny Oleksinski

This sorely lacking new production rains on the old musical’s parade.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Hilarious ‘Hangmen’ is the best new play on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

The new comedy is a heaping scoop of jaw-droppers and taboos — albeit with a sophisticated takeaway about the justice system — that’ll make wimps clutch their pearls for dear life.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:30PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

‘For colored girls’ review: Broadway play has lost its edge by Johnny Oleksinski

The sluggish revival of the 1976 drama, which opened Wednesday night on Broadway, doesn’t make a particularly compelling case for its up-to-the-minute-ness.  

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

‘How I Learned To Drive’ review: Moving Mary-Louise Parker is back on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Mary-Louise Parker returns to the role she first played 25 years ago in "How I Learned To Drive" on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Monday, April 18, 2022

‘The Minutes’ review: Tracy Letts’ latest has a queasy ending by Johnny Oleksinski

The new play from the “August: Osage County" scribe has crackling dialogue, strong-willed performances — and an ending that's prompting audience members to run.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:05PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

‘American Buffalo’ review: Sam Rockwell and Laurence Fishburne battle on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

A pass-the-popcorn revival of David Mamet’s carnivorous 1975 drama has opened on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM

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