Sunday, April 14, 2024

‘Sunset Boulevard,’ Heading to Broadway, Wins Big at Olivier Awards by Alex Marshall

The musical, which stars Nicole Scherzinger, won seven awards at Britain’s version of the Tonys. And Sarah Snook won best actress for “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

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Lincoln’s Murder Is Often Re-enacted, but Not at Ford’s Theater by Rebecca J. Ritzel

The theater says that allowing the assassination to be recreated there would undermine the gravity and significance of Abraham Lincoln’s death.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

There’s a Bright Spot in New York Theater. It’s Not Where You Think. by Michael Paulson

Commercial Off Broadway, a long-dormant sector of the city’s theater economy, is having a banner season. But can it last?

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Huey Lewis Lost His Hearing. That Didn’t Stop Him From Making a Musical. by Dave Itzkoff

“The Heart of Rock and Roll,” a Broadway show built around the songs of Huey Lewis and the News, has given the singer a reason to “get out of bed.”

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It’s April on Broadway. This Man Wants to Sell You on a Show. by Sarah Bahr

Rick Miramontez, a veteran theater press agent, is gearing up for the craziest stretch of the Broadway season.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Nonprofit Theaters Are in Trouble. Lawmakers Are Proposing Help. by Michael Paulson

Proposed legislation would allocate $1 billion annually for an industry coping with rising expenses and smaller audiences.

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Downtown Los Angeles Places Another Big Bet on the Arts by Robin Pogrebin

The pandemic was tough on city centers and cultural institutions. What does that mean for Los Angeles, whose downtown depends on the arts?

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Monday, April 8, 2024

‘Eureka Day’ and Sondheim Revue Join Broadway’s Next Season by Michael Paulson

Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga will star in Sondheim’s “Old Friends” in Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season, which also includes “Eureka Day.”

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With Clinton as a Producer, ‘Suffs’ Takes a Political Battle to Broadway by Laura Zornosa

As Shaina Taub’s musical opens, the show’s team members, including Hillary Clinton, say they’re ready to give the women’s suffrage movement a bigger platform.

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Rachel McAdams Is Not Afraid of the Dark by Melena Ryzik

The actress makes her Broadway debut in “Mary Jane” as the single mother of a seriously ill child. She views her acting choices as expanding her orbit.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

With ‘Succession’ Complete, the Roys’ Next Takeover Is the Stage by Michael Paulson

Audiences are flocking to shows with Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and other alums of the acclaimed HBO series.

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Kate Shindle on Why She’s Stepping Down as Actors’ Equity President by Michael Paulson

After nine years in the role, she has decided not to seek re-election in May. Her departure comes amid significant turnover in the theater industry.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

For Len Cariou, Dying Onstage Each Night Has Been ‘Invigorating’ by Sarah Bahr

In “Tuesdays With Morrie,” the 84-year-old actor was eager to tackle “a rich role in a show that asks, ‘What if despair and death are not the end?’”

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Christopher Durang, the Surrealist of Snark by Jesse Green

In works like “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” the playwright would force you to laugh, not to dull the pain but to hone it.

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Christopher Durang, Playwright Who Mixed High Art and Low Humor, Dies at 75 by Alexis Soloski

In a career spanning more than 40 years, he established himself as a hyperliterate jester and an anarchic clown.

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Lincoln Center Theater pushes back first preview of ‘Uncle Vanya’; further casting announced by Michael Abourizk

The Heidi Schreck-adapted revival of Chekov’s classic will begin a day later than planned.

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April on the London Stage: A Tight Olivier Awards Race, Alex Newell in Pippin and a Starry Long Day's Journey by Matt Wolf

New York isn’t the only game in town. London is continually busy, as befits a theater town that thinks not in terms of seasons but of exciting and rewarding shows throughout the year. Just…


Madonna and Barbra Are Fans. Broadway, Meet Lempicka. by Alexis Soloski

A new musical aims to restore the reputation, in life and art, of the ambitious yet undervalued painter Tamara de Lempicka.

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For 50 Years, Ailey II Has Been a Proving Ground by Brian Seibert

As the second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has evolved, it has trained dancers and choreographers for tenacity as much as technique.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Rebecca Frecknall Is Bringing ‘Cabaret’ Back to Broadway by Douglas Greenwood

The British director Rebecca Frecknall’s immersive revival of the Kander and Ebb musical was a hit in London. This spring, she’s bringing it to Broadway.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

On London Stages, Uplifting Tales of Black Masculinity by Houman Barekat

“For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy” and “Red Pitch” offer generous portrayals of male bonding.

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Nicole Scherzinger to Star in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ on Broadway in the Fall by Michael Paulson

The revival, birthed in London, is a radically reimagined version of the 1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on a 1950 Billy Wilder film.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

With ‘Tommy’ Revival, Pete Townshend Is Talking to a New Generation by Rob Tannenbaum

He’s also still working through his childhood trauma. Considering his musical’s legacy, he sees a story about how “we prevail ultimately, by turning toward the light.”

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher to Star in Broadway Play by Michael Paulson

The duo will lead the cast of “Left on Tenth,” a stage adaptation of Delia Ephron’s best-selling memoir.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Why ‘Uncle Vanya’ Is the Play for Our Anxious Era by Jon Robin Baitz

Despite debuting 125 years ago, Anton Chekhov’s drama of claustrophobia, resentment and despair feels perfectly suited to present day America.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

Climate Protesters Disrupt Broadway Play Starring Jeremy Strong by Michael Paulson

A performance of a new production of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” was interrupted by protesters who shouted “no theater on a dead planet.”

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

American Ballet Theater Names Dance Veteran as Executive Director by Javier C. Hernández

Barry Hughson, a leader at the National Ballet of Canada, will join the company as it tries to get beyond financial woes.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

‘Illinoise’: A Place of Overflowing Emotion, but Little Dance Spirit by Gia Kourlas

Justin Peck, who directs and choreographs a narrative dance musical to Sufjan Stevens’s concept album “Illinois,” resorts to his usual standby: community.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

A Broadway-Bound ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Leads Olivier Award Nominations by Alex Marshall

The musical, starring Nicole Scherzinger, secured 11 nominations at Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Awards.

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Friday, March 8, 2024

How Ingrid Michaelson Made ‘The Notebook’ Into a Musical by Rob Tannenbaum

Family history is “wrapped up in these songs,” said the singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, who is making the leap to Broadway with an adaptation of the popular romance novel.

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Dominique Blanc, at 67, Is in Her Prime by Laura Cappelle

After roles dried up, Dominique Blanc reclaimed her artistic agency by taking a one-woman play on the road. Now she’s making a rare appearance in Manhattan.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Denzel Washington and Jake Gyllenhaal to Lead Broadway ‘Othello’ by Michael Paulson

Kenny Leon will direct a starry revival of Shakespeare’s tragedy in the spring of 2025.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Forbidden No More: ‘Forbidden Broadway,’ Scrappy Spoof, Bound for Broadway by Michael Paulson

The long-running parody show, which has been staged in New York and on tour, will open this summer at the Hayes Theater.

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Cast Album Roundup: ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Parade,’ ‘Camelot’ and More by Jesse Green

Recordings of Broadway musicals are often better than the shows they preserve. Here’s a ranking of last year’s crop, with samples and bonus tracks.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Louis Armstrong Musical ‘A Wonderful World’ Set for Broadway by Michael Paulson

“A Wonderful World,” featuring Armstrong’s songs, is set to begin previews at Studio 54 in October after previous runs in Miami, New Orleans and Chicago.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Netflix Becomes a Broadway Producer With Peter Morgan’s ‘Patriots’ by Michael Paulson

The streamer is co-producing a play about Putin’s Russia from the creator of “The Crown” while also developing a screen adaptation.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

John Patrick Shanley on ‘Doubt’ Revival and ‘Brooklyn Laundry’ by Darryn King

The playwright discusses the Broadway revival of “Doubt” and his latest, “Brooklyn Laundry.” “People are disagreeing violently with themselves,” he says.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

‘Water for Elephants’ Brings the Circus to Broadway by Alexis Soloski and Peter Fisher

Based on the 2006 novel by Sara Gruen, the musical follows a young man who hops a train and falls in with a ragtag, traveling group of entertainers.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Reviving ‘The Wiz’ Through ‘the Blackest of Black Lenses’ by Naveen Kumar

The beloved 1975 musical returns to Broadway this spring, with nods to Black culture like second-line parades and Underground Railroad quilts.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Second Stage to Leave Its Rem Koolhaas-Designed Off Broadway Theater by Michael Paulson

The company said that it was leaving its space in a former bank in Times Square after 25 years because the rent was too high and the lease had unfavorable terms.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Amy Herzog on Adapting Ibsen’s ‘An Enemy of the People’ for Broadway by Alexandra Alter

She has become known an Ibsen whisper, bringing “An Enemy of the People” to Broadway this spring, along with a play of her own, which stars Rachel McAdams.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

What to Know About This Crazily Crowded Broadway Spring Season by Michael Paulson

Why are 18 shows opening in March and April, and which one is for you? Our theater reporter has answers.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Broadway’s Crunchtime Is Also Its Best Life by Jesse Green

Eighteen openings in two months will drive everyone crazy. But maybe there should be even more.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

How Sutton Foster Juggled ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ by Michael Paulson

How the Broadway star simultaneously mastered leading roles in “Once Upon a Mattress” and “Sweeney Todd.”

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Review: Sarah Snook Is a Darkly Funny Dorian Gray by Houman Barekat

In a stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Snook plays all the characters — with the help of screens.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

A family of creatives turned their TikTok-famous videos into a stage performance by Scott Simon

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mandy Patinkin, Kathryn Grody and Gideon Grody-Patinkin about the family stage "performance" in which Gideon talks with his performer parents about their lives.

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Haunted by War in Ukraine, a Choreographer Steps Into New York City Ballet by Marina Harss

Alexei Ratmansky, arguably the most important ballet choreographer today, has made a deeply personal first work as artist in residence that reflects his Ukrainian roots.

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Commercial Transfer Of Best-Selling Broadway Play Prompts Questions by Marc Hershberg

Branden Jacobs-Jenkin’s acclaimed play about a family returning to their late father’s home will soon be switching houses.

SOURCE: Forbes
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Kwame Kwei-Armah Stepping Away From Young Vic Theatre; Reveals His Final Season by Logan Culwell-Block

The London theatre will present a new musical from Elvis Costello and Sarah Ruhl, the U.K. debut of Passing Strange, and more in 2024.

SOURCE: Playbill
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The Vocal Coach Who Keeps Broadway (and Patti LuPone) in Tune by Alexis Soloski

“She saved my career,” Patti LuPone said of this indispensable vocal therapist and coach whose clients include Madonna and Billy Porter.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Tyne Daly Withdraws From ‘Doubt’ on Broadway, Citing Health by Michael Paulson

Amy Ryan will replace her in the show, which also stars Liev Schreiber and began previews on Saturday.

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

‘Some Like It Hot’ Wins Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album by Michael Paulson

The new jazz age musical adaptation of the classic 1959 Billy Wilder film closed in December.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Remembering Chita Rivera’s Unique Voice by Alex Barron, Lynn Levy, Diane Wong and Jesse Green

Our theater critic on some of the Broadway legend’s greatest vocal performances.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

‘The Connector,’ a Show That Asks: Should News Feel True or Be True? by Sarah Bahr

A new musical from Jason Robert Brown, Daisy Prince and Jonathan Marc Sherman explores the diverging trajectories of two young writers in the late 1990s.

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To Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster, Sweeney Todd is a Love Story by Meg Masseron

They may seem like atypical choices for Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett, but they’re determined to prove you wrong.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Bartlett Sher to Direct The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Opera by Natan Zamansky

Originally slated to premiere at LA Opera, the work by Mason Bates will now premiere at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, before coming to the Met.

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The Queer Kids Are All Right. And Now They’re Making Me Better. by Jesse Green

How watching gay coming-of-age stories has helped repair a heart still stuck in the past — and still scarred by a less welcoming world.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Chita Rivera, Broadway's 'first great triple threat,' dies at 91 by Jeff Lunden

The three-time Tony Award-winning Broadway legend created indelible roles: Anita in West Side Story, Rose in Bye Bye Birdie and Velma Kelly in Chicago.

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Hinton Battle Dies: Broadway’s Original ‘The Wiz’ Scarecrow Was 67 by Greg Evans

Hinton Battle, a three-time Tony Award winning actor who originated the role of Scarecrow in Broadway’s The Wiz, died yesterday. He was 67. His death was confirmed by his friend, the actor…

SOURCE: Deadline

Chita Rivera Found Her Emotional Voice for Shows Like ‘West Side Story’ by Jesse Green

Her dancing sometimes overshadowed her thrillingly dramatic way with a song: husky yet clarion, unaffected but full of comment and character.

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Chita Rivera: A Life in Photos by The New York Times

A performer who never retired is remembered for her electric Broadway performances and daring cabaret work.

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Three-Time Tony Winner Hinton Battle Dies at 67 by Margaret Hall

Mr. Battle made his Broadway debut as the original Scarecrow in The Wiz.

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Chita Rivera’s Ballet Roots Shaped Her Dancing by Gia Kourlas

Chita Rivera saw herself as a dancer, and that’s fitting: Her early ballet training was her secret weapon — and it never left her body.

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Chita Rivera, Finding Her Voice by Jesse Green

Her dancing sometimes overshadowed her thrillingly dramatic way with a song: husky yet clarion, unaffected but full of comment and character.

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Chita Rivera, Electrifying Star of Broadway and Beyond, Is Dead at 91 by Robert D. McFadden

Appearing in scores of stage productions, she dazzled audiences for nearly six decades, most memorably starring as Anita in “West Side Story” and Velma Kelly in “Chicago.”

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Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Dies at 91 by Margaret Hall

Ms. Rivera was a three-time Tony recipient, and a beloved icon of the stage and screen.

SOURCE: Playbill

Chita Rivera, Broadway Legend From ‘Chicago’ and ‘West Side Story,’ Dies at 91 by Jordan Moreau

Broadway legend Chita Rivera, a two-time Tony winner and nine-time nominee, died on Tuesday morning after a brief illness, her publicist announced. She was 91. The actor-singer-dancer origin…

SOURCE: Variety

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Passes Away at 91

BroadwayWorld is deeply saddened to report the passing of Broadway icon Chita Rivera, who, as shared by her beloved daughter Lisa Mordente, died peacefully on today, January 30, 2024 in New…

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Chita Rivera Dies: Iconic Broadway Star Was 91 by Greg Evans

Chita Rivera, the beloved Broadway star of West Side Story, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman, died today in New York following a brief illness. She was 91. Her death was announced by her…

SOURCE: Deadline

Broadway Ad Agency AKA Launches Content Creator Program by Logan Culwell-Block

Chosen influencer club members will have inside access to Broadway shows, travel opportunities, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill
Monday, January 29, 2024

Anika Noni Rose, Gavin Creel, Lea Salonga, More Will Be Miscast for MCC Theater by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual concert event invites Broadway favorites to step outside of their usual type.

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Obie Awards, Sans Ceremony, Honor ‘Dark Disabled Stories’ by Michael Paulson

There was no formal celebration for the newest honorees. Instead, the American Theater Wing presented cash grants to sustain their work.

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Reviews: What Do Critics Think About the New York City Center Encores! Once Upon a Mattress? by Logan Culwell-Block

Plus, get a first look at photos of the new Sutton Foster-led revival.

SOURCE: Playbill

Off Broadway Obie Awards To Ditch Annual Ceremony In Favor Of Winner Grants, Ending 68-Year Tradition by Greg Evans

The Obie Awards, the venerable honors for outstanding Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway productions, is doing away with its annual ceremony and will instead use the funds to provide winners …

SOURCE: Deadline
Monday, January 22, 2024

Review: Ivo van Hove Takes on ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by Houman Barekat

The Belgian director’s revival of “Jesus Christ Superstar” showcases some of his signature aesthetic techniques. But it’s an odd pairing.

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‘Patriots,’ About Putin’s Falling Out With an Oligarch, Is Broadway Bound by Michael Paulson

The play, by Peter Morgan of “The Crown,” will star Michael Stuhlbarg and is scheduled to open in April.

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How ‘Days of Wine and Roses’ Became Their Passion Project by Melena Ryzik

Kelli O’Hara and Brain d’Arcy James didn’t let the door close on their new Broadway musical about a couple undone by addiction.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

‘Gutenberg!’: A Guide to the Inventor Behind the Broadway Musical by Jennifer Schuessler

Jokes aside: Here’s what we really know about the 15th-century figure currently appearing (sort of) on Broadway in “Gutenberg! The Musical!,” starring Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells.

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‘Stereophonic,’ a New Play About Making Music, to Open on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Written by David Adjmi and featuring songs by Will Butler, the drama follows five musicians making an album in the 1970s.

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

A new play peers into a band's life, from the inside by Jeff Lunden

Stereophonic, a new play on Broadway with music by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, tracks the volatile creation of a rock and roll album over the course of a year in the 1970s.

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Photos: First Look at Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin & More in CABARET

Get a first look at photos of Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin and more in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club on Broadway.

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Go Inside the Kit Kat Club in New Production Shots From Broadway's Cabaret by Logan Culwell-Block

Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin lead the cast of the revival, opening April 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM

Barclay Goldsmith, Nurturer and Warrior by American Theatre Editors

With his passing, we've lost a tireless advocate for the talent and potential of others, particularly those on the margins.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:25PM

Jenna Fischer Filmed MEAN GIRLS with a Broken Shoulder

Jenna Fischer is a trooper! According to a new interview, the Mean Girls actress broke her shoulder during a break in filming. “I shot for one day on Mean Girls, and then I didn't have t…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:18PM

Denver Center’s offbeat “Emma” will delight fans of rom-coms, Austen’s novel by Lisa Kennedy

The rhythms of Jane Austen’s novels are so persuasive, their challenges and resolutions so familiar, that playwright Kate Hamill can merrily tease our knowledge again and again in her wink…

SOURCE: Denver Post at 01:12PM

Tom Francis performs Sunset Boulevard at the Olivier Awards 2024 | Andrew Lloyd Webber by Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals

Beginning from outside the Royal Albert Hall, watch Tom Francis, who played Joe Gillis in the West End, perform Sunset Boulevard live at the Olivier Awards 2024. Sunset Boulevard the Musica…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:06PM

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of SUFFS on Broadway

In this video, watch as the Broadway cast and creative team of Suffs walks the opening night purple carpet at the Music Box Theatre.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:02PM

London Tide, National Theatre review - haunting moody river blues by Aleks.sierz

New play-with-songs version of Dickens’s 'Our Mutual Friend' is a panoramic Victori-noir “He do the police in different voices.” If ever one phrase summed up a work of fiction, and th…

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at noon (Broadway Time)

Chip Zien (Harmony) Honored with Caricature at Sardi’s by Sandi Durell

The stars shone brightly at Sardi’s on April 19, when Chip Zien (star of Barry Manilow’s / Bruce Sussman’s Harmony) was honored with a caricature to now hang on the hallowed walls of S…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:58PM

George C. Wolfe, Jocelyn Bioh, Adam Guettel, More Named Recipients of 2024 Dramatists Guild Awards by Andrew Gans

The awards will be presented in May at the Guild's annual ceremony at Sony Hall.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:48PM

All-Star Concert of Follies Will Play Carnegie Hall by Logan Culwell-Block

Jennifer Holliday, Norbert Leo Butz, and Donna Murphy are among those set to perform the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical for Transport Group.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:48PM

Photos: BACK TO THE FUTURE Movie's Original 'Jennifer' Visits Broadway

See photos of Claudia Wells, the original Jennifer in the Back to the Future film, visiting the Broadway production!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:48PM

Lempicka by Holli Harms

This is the musical every artist will want to be a part of and every audience member will be talking about. Commanding, towering songs that take your breath and demand your attention and a s…

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Nichelle Lewis (‘The Wiz’) on processing loss in order to feel ‘Home’ on Broadway [Exclusive Video Interview] by Sam Eckmann

“I think it’s just about discovering yourself and knowing that who you are is enough,” says Nichelle Lewis when summing up the major themes in “The Wiz.” The actress is making her …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 12:30PM

TDF, Hell's Kitchen, and New York City Public Schools Partner to Gift All Graduating NYC Seniors TDF Memberships by Logan Culwell-Block

The move will give public and charter school graduates access to low-cost tickets to theatre around NYC.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18PM

Holliday, Lewis, Benko, Billings & More to Star in FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall

Follies, featuring an all-star cast of Tony Award winners and nominees, will be the tenth presentation in the Transport Group's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series—for one night only—at Car…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:18PM

‘It’s been a thrill!’ My first time at the mind-boggling Melbourne comedy festival by Brian Logan

At the world’s biggest barrel of laughs, Hannah Gadsby, John Kearns and Rose Matafeo rub shoulders with homegrown stars-in-the-making. Our writer has the time of his life What’s the bigg…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:06PM

Adam Guettel, Austin Pendleton and More Will Be Honored with Dramatists Guild Awards

The Dramatists Guild previously announced that playwright Christopher Durang will receive a Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s ceremony. He will be joined by two additional reci…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:02PM

A Thousand Maids OFFICIAL TRAILER | Two River Theater by Two River Theater

A THOUSAND MAIDS World Premiere, onstage thru Apr 28 / 2024. Get tickets 👉 World Premiere by Tony Meneses Directed by Aneesha Kudta…

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Playwright Jocelyn Bioh to Be Recognized by the Dramatists Guild for Jaja's African Hair Braiding by Darryn King

The playwright Jocelyn Bioh, whose Jaja’s African Hair Braiding opened on Broadway in 2023, is to be honored by the Dramatists Guild at their annual ceremony on May 6 at Sony Hall. Bioh is…

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The Notebook Original Broadway Cast Recording Releases April 19; See Joy Woods Sing 'My Days' by Meg Masseron

The Nicholas Sparks novel comes to New York with a score by Ingrid Michaelson and a book by Bekah Brunstetter.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:36AM

OKLAHOMA! Star Damon Daunno Releases Debut Single 'Time Machine'

Tony-nominated actor Damon Daunno has just dropped his first single. While Daunno may be a “new artist” when it comes to releasing his own music, he is hardly a novice. With a compellin…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:24AM

Amphibian friendship by Kerry Reid

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s (CCT) first production, back in 2006, was the Tony Award-nominated A Year With Frog and Toad, created by brothers Robert (music) and Willie Reale (book and l…

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Suburban circus extravaganza by Kimzyn Campbell

One of Chicagoland’s best-kept circus secrets is the Triton Troupers Circus, a motley cast of 80-plus circus performers who put on a traditional show every spring in Triton College‘s gym…

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Drama League Awards Nominations Announcement '24 by BroadwayWorld

Tune in on Monday, April 22 at 10a ET as BroadwayWorld exclusively brings you the nominations for the 2024 Drama League Awards!

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Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announcement '24 by BroadwayWorld

Tune in on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:30p ET as BroadwayWorld exclusively brings you the nominations for the 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards!

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:02AM

STEREOPHONIC To Release Original Cast Recording

Stereophonic will release an original cast recording produced by Playwrights Horizons and featuring original songs by Academy Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Will Butler.

SOURCE: Theatrely at 11:00AM
Friday, April 19, 2024 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Jonathan Norton Named Dallas Theater Center Interim Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

The resident playwright will succeed artistic producer Sarahbeth Grossman and work alongside executive director Kevin Moriarty.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:58AM

Address Unknown at The Town Hall by Edward Kliszus

NEW YORK - Address Unknown at The Town Hall, a splendid, compelling story of love, tragedy, and betrayal.

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Broadway's Stereophonic to Release Cast Album; 'Masquerade' Music Video Now Available by Darryn King

Broadway’s Stereophonic, the David Adjmi play about a band toiling away to record an album in the 1970s, will release a cast album. The album will feature original songs—including the st…

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From Glockenspiels to Butterfly Wings: How Sufjan Stevens Crafted the Album Behind Broadway’s Illinoise by Darryn King

On April 24, the fleet-footed, heart-filled theatrical event Illinoise opens at the St. James Theatre. With direction and choreography by Justin Peck and a story by Peck and Jackie Sibblies…

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Applications Now Open for Roundabout Theatre Company's Theatrical Workforce Development Program by Molly Higgins

The program, which is open to applicants until June 2, trains and places young adults in professional technical theatre positions.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Glenn Slater, More Set for ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Fest by Molly Higgins

The festival will also feature an evening of performances and interviews celebrating the life and impact of legendary lyricist Howard Ashman.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM

Broadway's Stereophonic Will Release a Cast Album by Margaret Hall

Featuring original songs by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, the David Adjmi play enjoyed a sold-out world premiere Off-Broadway via Playwrights Horizons.

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Video: Watch Corey Cott and Olly Sholotan Sing 'Girls in Summer Dresses' From Rebel Genius by Molly Higgins

The new musical tells the story of the early life of Albert Einstein and his first wife, Mileva Marić.

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A Guide to the CABARET AT THE KIT KIT CLUB Prologue

The current revival of Cabaret just opened on Broadway at The August Wilson Theatre- a space that has been transformed into the Kit Kat Club, with an in-the-round auditorium and sinfully dr…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:32AM

SLAVE PLAY: NOT A MOVIE: A PLAY to Make Its World Premiere at Tribeca Festival

A new documentary about a workshop of Jeremy O. Harris' provocative play will be premiering this summer at the Tribeca Festival in New York. The film, titled Slave Play. Not A Movie. A Pla…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:32AM

The Museum of Broadway Will Host Reunions For the Casts of THE WHO'S TOMMY and JELLY'S LAST JAM

The Museum of Broadway will host two upcoming events reunited the original Broadway casts of The Who's Tommy and Jelly's Last Jam next week. Learn more about both events here!

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THE NOTEBOOK Original Broadway Cast Recording is Available Now

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of new musical The Notebook, based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the film of the same name, is available now! The musical f…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:32AM

Just Stop Oil Protesters Who Halted West End LES MISERABLES Found Guilty of Aggravated Trespass

Just last autumn, five Just Stop Oil protesters were arrested after storming the stage at a performance of Les Miserables on London's West End. Now, all five have been found guilty in We…

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The Outsiders: A New Musical by Cameron Hughes

The Outsiders: A New Musical rumbles its way into the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre packing a visceral and emotional wallop

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A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Raises $750,000 For Parkinson's Foundation

​​​​​​​ The producing team behind A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, has raised $750,000 in honor of singer, songwriter, and performer Neil Diamond and the one millio…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:12AM

Love’s Labour’s Lost review – tech bros get swiped left in pitch perfect japes by Arifa Akbar

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-AvonEmily Burns’ modern-day romcom, set on a Pacific island retreat, ramps up the silliness and makes accessible the text’s cloud-parting power …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM

Shechter II: From England With Love review – a crash course in how to be British by Lyndsey Winship

Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonHofesh Shechter’s young company are an international bunch but their slo-mo curves and sudden shocks deliver some startling home truths about the UK There’s a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM

What Next Season Is Starting To Look Like . . . by Ken Davenport

As this season winds down, I’m already hearing whispers in... The post What Next Season Is Starting To Look Like . . . first appeared on Ken Davenport.

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 9am (Broadway Time)

See Who's Starring in Twelve Angry Men the Musical at Asolo Rep by Margaret Hall

Utilizing a jazz-infused score, 12 men debate the fate of a young defendant charged with murdering his father.

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Stage Adaptation of Ballet Shoes to Make World Premiere at London's National by Andrew Gans

Katy Rudd will direct Kendall Feaver's adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's bestseller.

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STEREOPHONIC Will Release Cast Recording Next Month; 'Masquerade' Video Out Now!

The new Broadway play Stereophonic, by David Adjmi, will release an original cast recording, featuring original songs by Will Butler, formerly of Arcade Fire. Learn more about how to preorde…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:48AM

Krysta Rodriguez Says Smash Musical Will Create a 'Whole New World' for Fans by Andrew Gans

She's going to next appear in Bye Bye Birdie at Kennedy Center and is also readying a concert to benefit Out of the Box Theatrics.

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Photos: The Cast of SUFFS Walks the Purple Carpet on Opening Night

All of Broadway came out to celebrate the magnificent women of Suffs last night, as the new musical officially opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the bi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:36AM

What do ‘Days of Wine and Roses,’ ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ have in common? Director Michael Greif by Ruthie Fierberg

With a 28-year Broadway directing career, Greif has crafted three entirely different but equally cogent musicals for one helluva season.

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‘Stereophonic’ to receive original cast album by Ruthie Fierberg

The album will feature original songs by Will Butler from the play by David Adjmi.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:30AM

Gonzalo Herranz Gutierrez joins Avolites as Senior Product Specialist by Michael Eddy

The growing Avolites team is delighted to welcome aboard Gonzalo Herranz Gutierrez as a Senior Product Specialist, who will be based in Madrid, Spain, and will be providing comprehensive sup…



A solo show about dating in New York . . . She’s back. Lolo lands a dream-come-true European tour with her punk cabaret show. But when it gets canceled, after just a few weeks, she’s fo…

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Robe has A Laugh with Lado Bizovicar at Slovenska Muska Event by Michael Eddy

Slovenian writer, actor, and TV personality Lado Bizovicar presented the 2024 'Slovenska Muska' extravaganza event, staged at Ljubljana’s Stožice arena. The production and lighting desig…

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 8am (Broadway Time)

People You Should Know . . . Lisa Monde by Zack Calhoon

Lisa Monde (Playwright, Director, Composer) began her artistic career in Europe. She is a proud graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and the New York Film Academy. …

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People You Should Know . . . Thomas R. Gordon by Zack Calhoon

Thomas R. Gordon (Director) is the leader of the motley crew that is The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company and a fighter for love and art in New York City. He is a graduate of Radford Universit…

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Suffs ****, Teeth *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 19, 2024: When it opened Off-Broadway at the Public Theater for a relatively short run in 2022, Suffs, Shaina Taub’s sweeping musical history of the women’s su…

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ArtsBeat TV/Radio 4/19/24: Arts Extension Service and Bushnell's Broadway Series by Mark G. Auerbach

ArtsBeat TV/Radio 4/19/24 from Westfield Community Programming, 89.5fm/WSKB, Southwick Community Television, and Agawam Media. Dee Boyle Clapp on the 50th anniversary of the UMass Arts Exten…

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Laughter Through Tears: Larissa FastHorse’s “The Thanksgiving Play” at Steppenwolf Bears Ingenious Truths with Humor by Dennis Polkow

The juxtaposition of brutal historical awareness with comedy makes “The Thanksgiving Play," which will be presented at Steppenwolf Theatre, such a unique experience.

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Friday, April 19, 2024 by Matt Tamanini

Reviews for ‘Suffs’ on Broadway, Jason Alexander to Play Tevye, Cate Blanchett Acquires ‘Dorian Gray’ Film Rights “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast h…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 07:55AM

The Ballad of Hattie and James review – a musical friendship comes back into tune by Emma John

Kiln theatre, LondonSophie Thompson and Charles Edwards are delightful as the unlikely pair thrown together by a school production as teenagers and reunited late in life Music, says Hattie, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:48AM

How Theater Can Help You Avoid Academic Stress by Jack Quinn

Use every opportunity to explore and enjoy the world of theater. As you can see, you can benefit from doing so in many ways by making your life journey less stressful. The post How Theater C…

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Liberation Squares review – polemic comedy about state surveillance by Mark Fisher

Nottingham PlayhouseThree unsuspecting teenagers find themselves under close observation in this satirical swipe at the government’s Prevent strategy The three GCSE students in Sonali Bha…

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The Cord review – daggers of judgment as a birth rocks a family by Ryan Gilbey

Bush theatre, LondonTherapists will love this drama about neonatal strains with all its flashbacks to childhood battles. Shame the focus is all on the father, leaving the women looking like …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:42AM

Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before II by JK

 Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before: This week's game asks you to pick the one show each Broadway luminary below didn't work on. 1. Jason Robert Brown A. Broadway: The La…

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Machinal, The Old Vic review - note-perfect pity and terror by David Nice

Sophie Treadwell's 1928 hard hitter gets full musical and choreographic treatment Virtuosity and a wildly beating heart are compatible in Richard Jones’s finely calibrated production of Re…

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Long Wharf Theatre announces lineup for 2024-25 season by Christopher Arnott

The Long Wharf Theatre has announced its lineup for the 2024-25 season, which includes three shows, each performed at a different location in New Haven or Hamden.

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Buddy Holly’s Longtime Fans Rock Like Teens at the Wick Theatre by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Myra Chanin . . . . In case you mistakenly thought The Buddy Holly Story was a seasonal legend about a friendly sprig of mistletoe, the life of Buddy Holly currently resurr…

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Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 19, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is April 19, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

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Loving Him Meant Facing My Greatest Fear by Chloé Cooper Jones

Living with a disability, I shielded myself from dance. Then I met him.

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Lempicka Paints Itself Into a Corner by Jk Clarke

Theater Review By Ron Fassler . . . . Once the new Broadway musical Lempicka begins, two things become instantly apparent: 1) a musical history lesson is in store, and 2) it is going to pres…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 04:57AM

“That Perfect Dark”: Samuel Beckett’s “Company” in Dunedin by David O'Donnell

The southern city of Ōtepoti/Dunedin has played an important role in the history of Samuel Beckett production in Aotearoa. In 1959, one of the earliest New Zealand productions of Waiting fo…

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 2am (Broadway Time)

The Broadway Review: ‘Suffs’ is a sleek account of feminist history that’s liberating — but not just — for all by Brittani Samuel

Shaina Taub makes a strong Broadway debut as the writer, composer and lyricist of this new American musical.

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LOVE’S LABOURS LOST Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Stratford u-Avon by Libby Purves and Friends

MEN BEHAVING RIDICULOUSLY The lord of Navarre and three nobles have resolved to retreat and study for three years, eschewing  female company: so even the princess  suing for land has to be…

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 1am (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Osmo Vänskä

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Friday, April 19, 2024 at midnight (Broadway Time)

The Wiz opening night curtain call & speech by bwaySHO

Join the company of The Wiz as they celebrate opening night on Broadway. Filmed & edited by @bwaySHO #thewiz #broadway #openingnight

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Stereophonic Opens on Broadway April 19 by Margaret Hall

Featuring original songs by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, the David Adjmi play enjoyed a sold-out world premiere Off-Broadway via Playwrights Horizons.

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Twenty-Sided Tavern Begins Performances Off-Broadway April 19 by Margaret Hall

The production blends the worlds of tabletop roleplay games and theatre to create an interactive experience.

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Chicago Tap Allstars Announces 2024 National Tap Dance Weekend This May

Chicago Tap Allstars, a collective of Tap dance artists and organizations brought together by M.A.D.D. Rhythms and Chicago Tap Theatre, commemorates National Tap Dance Day with a weekend…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:06AM

Suzan-Lori Parks SALLY & TOM Announces Third Extension At The Public Theater

SALLY & TOM, the New York premiere play written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, has extended for a third time.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:06AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
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