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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal Selling Signed Broadway Drawings for Charity for Either $500, $1000, or A Million Bucks by Roger Friedman

Last night on Broadway at “Sunday in the Park with George” was also the first night of selling merch for Broadway Cares/Equity Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

First Image: Bette Midler Starts Tonight in “Hello, Dolly!” with Biggest Advance in History by Roger Friedman

This is the first image of Bette Midler as Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” The musical with the biggest advance in history Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Broadway: “Come from Away” is the Pleasing Sleeper Hit of a Very Busy Season by Roger Friedman

“Come from Away” has no stars and no big songs that stop the show. Still, it’s the sleeper hit of a very Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Two Time Oscar Winner, Emmy Winner Sally Field Goes for the “T” in EGOT with “Glass Menagerie” by Roger Friedman

Just as Cate Blanchett is getting ready to leave Broadway and her outstanding performance in “The Present,” Sally Field arrives tonight. I Categories: Featured Theater(Read mo…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Theater: Matthew Perry, the Immortal Chandler Bing of “Friends,” Writes Off Broadway Play for Himself by Roger Friedman

You never know who’s coming to NewYork theater next. This time it’s Matthew Perry, the immortal Chandler Bing of “Friends” TV fame. Categories: Featured Theater U…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: Watching Brilliant Brit Version of “Sweeney Todd” with Stephen Sondheim Blew My Mind by Roger Friedman

“Sweeney Todd,” my favorite musical, has arrived from the UK in its most stripped down version ever at the Barrow Theater in Categories: Celebrity Featured Theater(Read more.…

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo in a Historic, Mesmerizing Athletic “Othello” Few Will Ever See by Roger Friedman

Very few have seen and will see the New York theatre’s most sensational experience of 2016-17. On Wednesday Daniel Craig, David Oyelowo Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Oscar Bonanza: “La La Land” Soundtrack Hits Number 1, Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone “City of Stars” Lands on Singles Charts by Roger Friedman

It’s a rare day when the soundtrack from a movie is even on the charts. “Saturday Night Fever,” “The Bodyguard,” “Chicago” among Categories: Featu…

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Review: Cate Blanchett Makes an Astounding Broadway Debut with Richard Roxburgh in “The Present” by Roger Friedman

You think you know Cate Blanchett from her sensational film résumé and two Oscars. But you haven’t seen her on stage. A Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Theatre: Deborah Cox Wowing Whitney Houston Fans as “The Bodyguard” Musical Hits the Road by Roger Friedman

There’s no better tribute to Whitney Houston than what pop and Broadway star Deborah Cox is doing right now: she’s starring in Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Broadway Box Office: “Hamilton” Soars to New Heights with a $3.3 Million Holiday Week by Roger Friedman

“Hamilton” just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Last week Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony winning Pulitzer Prize winning musical took in over $3.3 Categories: Featured Theate…

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Exclusive: Al Pacino, Judith Light Will Try Out Tennessee Williams Play Pre-Broadway Run by Roger Friedman

I broke the news about Al Pacino and Judith Light in “God Looked Away” last June. Then I told you in August Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Box Office: Oscar Buzzed “La La Land” Sings Up a Storm with $855K in 5 Theaters by Roger Friedman

Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” sang up a storm over the weekend: $855,000 in just five theaters. And that number may go Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Monday, December 5, 2016

How “Dear Evan Hansen” and “La La Land”– Maybe the 2017 Tony and Oscar Winners– Are Related by Roger Friedman

You haven’t seen “La La Land” yet because it hasn’t opened, but when that movie hits theatres in the next couple of Categories: Featured Movies Theater(Read more.…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Broadway: Robert DeNiro Brings Out the A List for Musical Adaptation of “A Bronx Tale” by Roger Friedman

If you want the A list, Robert DeNiro can bring ’em out. He co-directed the musical version of Chazz Paliminteri’s “A Bronx Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Broadway: “Hamilton” Box Office Skyrockets in Week After Brouahaha with Pence, Trump by Roger Friedman

In the public scuffle between “Hamilton” and Mike Pence/Donald Trump. the winner is clear. The “Hamilton” box office soared to new heights Categories: Featured The…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mike Pence Booed by “Hamilton” Audience, Read Beautiful Plea by Cast to “Uphold Our American Values” by Roger Friedman

Mike Pence, the Vice President-elect, went to see “Hamilton” on Broadway last night and it was not a good experience. He was Categories: Celebrity Featured Politics Theater(…

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Monday, October 31, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Broadway: “Hamilton” Falls Below $2 Mil Take for Week First Time Since Mid June by Roger Friedman

Don’t worry. It’s not “Hamilton” isn’t still the phenomenon of all time. But this past week for the first time since June Categories: Featured Theater(Read m…

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Broadway: Alan Alda, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm Among the Stars Who Welcome Hip Hilarious, “Oh Hello” by Roger Friedman

Think you’re hip? Know a lot of current and pertinent cultural allusions? Then “Oh Hello,” is for you, that is if you Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016

Bette Midler Scores Best First Day Sales in Broadway History for “Hello, Dolly!” Revival by Roger Friedman

A record was broken on Broadway over the weekend. Bette Midler scored the best first day sales in Broadway history for her Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

UPDATE Al Pacino-Judith Light Tennessee Williams Play Will Start in Los Angeles by Roger Friedman

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE Last week I told you (actually for the second time) that Al Pacino and Judith Light would star on Broadway Categories: Featured Theater Uncategorized(Read more...)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Broadway Scoop Update: Al Pacino “God Looked Away” On Track After Secret West Coast Performances by Roger Friedman

EXCLUSIVE I told you a few weeks ago that Al Pacino would play Tennessee Williams in “God Looked Away,” an autobiographical play Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016

Ray Donovan Back for Fifth Season, But Not So Fast as Liev Schreiber Heads to Broadway by Roger Friedman

Good news and bad news for “Ray Donovan” fans (I count myself among them). Showtime has renewed the Liev Schreiber series for Categories: Featured Television Theater(Read mor…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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