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Friday, October 22, 2021

Randy Rainbow Releases Album: ‘A Little Brains, A Little Talent’ by Matthew Wexler

Musical satirist Randy Rainbow’s new album, A Little Brains, A Little Talent, is available for pre-order in anticipation of its release on October 29. The post Randy Rainbow Releases Album…

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

‘At the Crossroads’ — Remembering the Life and Music of Leslie Bricusse by Matthew Wexler

Musical theater composer and lyricist Leslie Bricusse died on Tuesday at the age of 90. Here's a look at some of his most memorable songs. The post ‘At the Crossroads’ — Remembering th…

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Comes Back to Broadway in Style by Matthew Wexler

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations burst back on Broadway earlier this week with an electrifying reopening that brought out… The post ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Comes…

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Monday, October 18, 2021

‘Harrowing,’ ‘ Riveting’ and ‘Unmissable’ — Critics Rave Over ‘Dana H.’ by Matthew Wexler

According to last night’s opening night at the Lyceum Theatre, the Broadway transfer of 'Dana H.' is equaling as compelling as its Off-Broadway run. The post ‘Harrowing,’ ‘ Riveting…

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Friday, October 15, 2021

‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Opens to Rave Reviews by Matthew Wexler

Stefano Massini's new play earned a Critic's Pick in The New York Times and four stars in Time Out New York. The post ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Opens to Rave Reviews appeared first on The Bro…

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ Opens on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

The new play garnered mixed reviews, and the supermajority of people reviewing "Thoughts of a Colored Man" were not Black men. The post ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ Opens on Broadway appe…

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Lynn Nottage, Clint Ramos, and More Call for the End of 10 out of 12s by Matthew Wexler

Theaters and artists speak out against long workweeks and workdays during tech, vowing to end the 10 out of 12 tradition. The post Lynn Nottage, Clint Ramos, and More Call for the End of 10 …

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Critics Respond to ‘Is This a Room’ by Matthew Wexler

After a successful Off-Broadway run, 'Is This a Room' transfers to Broadway, featuring a breakout performance by Emily Davis as whistleblower Reality Winner. The post Critics Respond to ‘I…

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Monday, October 11, 2021

A Mixed Meal of Reviews for ‘Chicken & Biscuits’ by Matthew Wexler

"Chicken & Biscuits" opens on Broadway, with Variety calling Douglas Lyons' new comedy "fresh, relatable and laugh-out-loud funny." The post A Mixed Meal of Reviews for ‘Chicken & …

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

‘Romy and Michele: The Musical’ Continues Developmental Process by Matthew Wexler

A musical adaptation of the beloved 90s comedy is in the works with a new cast following the Seattle production from 2017. The post ‘Romy and Michele: The Musical’ Continues Developmenta…

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Eleri Ward Releases Acoustic Sondheim Album on CD by Matthew Wexler

Ward recorded the acoustic Sondheim retrospective, now available on CD, in her closet during the early months of the pandemic. The post Eleri Ward Releases Acoustic Sondheim Album on CD appe…

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Patrick Page to Return to ‘Hadestown’ November 9 by Matthew Wexler

Page originated the role of Hades on Broadway and was away from the project to shoot a film project. The post Patrick Page to Return to ‘Hadestown’ November 9 appeared first on The Broad…

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Monday, October 4, 2021

First Listen: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s ‘Love For Sale’ by Matthew Wexler

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett reunite for another album, this time of Cole Porter classics. The post First Listen: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s ‘Love For Sale’ appeared first on The Broad…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 02:03PM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Don’t Miss: Christina Bianco’s Final New York Show by Matthew Wexler

The YouTube sensation and impressionist extraordinaire will unveil her new show "A Lot to Unpack" at Birdland before moving across the pond. The post Don’t Miss: Christina Bianco’s Final…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 01:48PM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

COVID-19 Shutters ‘Aladdin’ After Reopening Night by Matthew Wexler

Producers were forced to temporarily pull the plug on 'Aladdin' after one night due to a significant number of breakthrough COVID cases. The post COVID-19 Shutters ‘Aladdin’ After Reopen…

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

‘American Mariachi’ Delivers a Joyous Return to Live Theater by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Goodman Theatre bursts back to life with José Cruz González's play about a group of women who want to create an all-female mariachi band. The post ‘American Mariachi’ Delive…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 05:12PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Meet the New and Returning Cast of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ by Matthew Wexler

Pre-pandemic stars and new actors join the cast of this Broadway blockbuster, now presented in just one part. The post Meet the New and Returning Cast of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child…

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Upsets and Advocacy: The 74th Annual Tony Awards by Matthew Wexler

Despite a limited number of nominees due to Broadway's pandemic shutdown, The Tony Awards pulled off a four-hour epic evening of awards, performances and tributes The post Upsets and Advoca…

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Julie Halston to Receive Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award by Matthew Wexler

Halston has raised more than $2 million for the PFF and brought international awareness to the devastating lung disease. The post Julie Halston to Receive Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award app…

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Returns Oct. 3 by Matthew Wexler

How much would you pay for boots worn by Keanu Reeves in a 1995 production of 'Hamlet' or a 'Funny Girl' program signed by Barbra Streisand? Let the bidding begin! The post The Broadway F…

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Casting Call: Who’s Headed Back Onstage? by Matthew Wexler

Dim the lights, the show's about to begin! But who will be onstage? Here's a quick snapshot of casting updates for some upcoming productions. The post Casting Call: Who’s Headed Back Onsta…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:12PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

‘Hamilton’ and Broadway Stars Win Emmys by Matthew Wexler

A number of other Broadway starts were nominated, including Uzo Aduba, Cynthia Erivo, Allison Janney, John Lithgow, William H. Macy, and Billy Porter. The post ‘Hamilton’ and Broadway St…

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

‘The Humans’ Drops its First Trailer by Matthew Wexler

Stephen Karam writes and directs his film adaptation of the Tony-winning play starring Jane Houdyshell, Amy Schumer and Beanie Feldstein. The post ‘The Humans’ Drops its First Trailer ap…

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Resumes Broadway Performances by Matthew Wexler

We could all use a little Utopia right now, and 'David Byrne’s American Utopia' returns to rock Broadway this fall, including a lottery for $44 seats. The post ‘David Byrne’s Americ…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:03PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Watch: 4 Iconic Musicals Burst Back on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

It was an exciting night for Broadway as "Hamilton," "Wicked," "Chicago" and "The Lion King" all resumed performances after an 18-month hiatus. The post Watch: 4 Iconic Musicals Burst Back o…

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Emilie Kouatchou to be First Black Christine in ‘Phantom’ by Matthew Wexler

Following a nationwide open call for auditions, Kouatchou has landed the role of the Christine alternate in Broadway's longest-running musical. The post Emilie Kouatchou to be First Black C…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 09:18AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Netflix Drops ‘Diana’ Trailer by Matthew Wexler

Watch the new Netflix trailer for the musical "Diana," directed by Christopher Ashley ("Come From Away") and starring Jeanna de Waa. The post Netflix Drops ‘Diana’ Trailer appeared first…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:12AM
Monday, September 13, 2021

Tony Awards Announces Co-Hosts Audra McDonald and Leslie Odam, Jr. by Matthew Wexler

Settle in for a four-hour Tony Awards marathon event, which includes awards and a live concert featuring some of Broadway's best performers. The post Tony Awards Announces Co-Hosts Audra McD…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 07:03PM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Her-Story and the Women of the 16th-Century Monarchy: ‘Six’ by Matthew Wexler

After international acclaim, "Six" arrives on Broadway, revisiting the wives of Henry VIII through a contemporary lens and a powerful call to action. The post Her-Story and the Women of the …

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 10:18PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Adds Portia and Hunter Parrish to Its Cast by Matthew Wexler

Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger return to their roles in the acclaimed stage adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved novel, 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' The post ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Adds…

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Broadway Reopens With ‘Pass Over,’ An Absurdist Examination of Racism by Matthew Wexler

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's "Pass Over" reopens Broadway with a visceral and poignant examination of heartbreak, hope and joy. The post Broadway Reopens With ‘Pass Over,’ An Absurdist…

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre