Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Broadway Box Office Slips As Wintertime Ticket Prices Drop by Greg Evans

With a slimmed-down roster and many productions offering 2 for 1 tickets during the annual Broadway Week promotion, Broadway box office was down 24% for the week ending January 22, with the …

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Andrew Leynse Dies: Off Broadway Artistic Director Who Championed Works By A.R. Gurney, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck Was 53 by Greg Evans

Andrew Leynse, whose 21-year tenure as the artistic director of the Off Broadway theater company Primary Stages saw the production of works by such prominent playwrights as Terrence McNally,…

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‘Room’ Broadway Adaptation To Star Adrienne Warren, Announces Spring Opening by Greg Evans

Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren will star in the Broadway American premiere of Room, written and adapted for the stage by Emma Donoghue, based on her 2010 best-selling novel which she also…

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Friday, January 20, 2023

‘Days Of Wine And Roses’ Musical Adaptation Sets Off-Broadway World Premiere With Kelli O’Hara & Brian d’Arcy James by Greg Evans

A new musical adaptation of the classic 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses will make its world premiere Off Broadway this May in an Atlantic Theater Company production starring Kelli O’Hara …

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

John David Washington Talks About His Connection To ‘The Piano Lesson’, Differences He Discovered Between Film And Theater, And His Upcoming Proje by Valerie Complex

On my way down to Tribeca to meet actor John David Washington for lunch, I had a lot of questions swirling in my head that made me nervous about our encounter. I am meeting a man who comes f…

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Amanda Seyfried Confirms Broadway Musical Plans With Evan Rachel Wood Amid ‘Thelma & Louise’ Reports by Greg Evans

The Dropout star Amanda Seyfried appears to have confirmed she’s working on a Broadway-bound musical with Westworld‘s Evan Rachel Wood amid reports that the duo are workshopping a stage …

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

‘The Music Man’, ‘A Strange Loop’ And ‘Death Of A Salesman’ Among Shows Leaving Broadway On A High Note; Overall Box Office Slips To $34M by Greg Evans

Broadway lost six productions on January 15 – including the top-grossing The Music Man – to the usual January roster-thinning, and each show went out on a happy note with strong attendan…

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Ato Blankson-Wood Set For ‘Hamlet’ At Free Shakespeare In The Park This Summer by Greg Evans

Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood (Slave Play) will take on the title role of Hamlet this summer, starring in the Public Theater’s extended, nine-week Free Shakespeare in the Park produ…

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Tony Awards Sets White Cherry Entertainment As Production Team Through 2026 by Greg Evans

White Cherry Entertainment will serve as the production team for the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards through 2026, cementing a relationship with Tony Award Productions that goes back t…

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Colton Ryan & Anna Uzele Cast As Leads In Upcoming Broadway Musical ‘New York, New York’ by Greg Evans

Broadway’s upcoming Kander & Ebb musical New York, New York has found its stars: Colton Ryan (Girl From The North Country) and Anna Uzele (Six). Producers Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdah…

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David Byrne & Fatboy Slim Disco Musical ‘Here Lies Love’ Heading To Broadway by Greg Evans

Here Lies Love, the acclaimed “immersive disco musical” about Imelda Marcos from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, will premiere on Broadway this summer, with Alex Timbers directing and Annie…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

‘Riverdance’ And ‘Lord Of The Dance’ Star Michael Flatley Has An Aggressive Form Of Cancer by Bruce Haring

Riverdance star Michael Flatley is now at home recovering from surgery after a cancer diagnosis, his team announced Wednesday. “Dear friends, we have something personal to share, Michael …

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Barry Grove To Step Down From Longtime Perch At New York’s Influential Manhattan Theatre Club by Greg Evans

Barry Grove will step down as the Executive Producer of Manhattan Theatre Club, a major Broadway and Off Broadway institution, at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season. In his 48 years coll…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Broadway Box Office Drops Back To Earth After Holiday Week Highs; ‘Beetlejuice’ Goes Out With A Bang As Industry Crosses $1B Season Threshold by Greg Evans

Broadway box office took the expected drop last week, declining nearly 30% (to $37,394,931) from the previous week’s holiday-pumped $52M figure. Attendance for the 32 shows was down about …

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Demand For Broadway’s ‘Parade’ With Ben Platt Temporarily Crashes Ticketing Site by Greg Evans

High demand for tickets to Broadway’s upcoming Parade revival starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond apparently temporarily crashed the Telecharge ticketing site today. Around noon ET, the…

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‘Parade’ Revival With Ben Platt & Micaela Diamond Announces Broadway Run by Greg Evans

Parade, the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry musical revived at New York City Center in November starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond will move to Broadway, following the successful recent p…

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Alex Brightman Returns To Broadway’s ‘Beetlejuice’ Tonight Following Christmas Eve Concussion by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Beetlejuice star Alex Brightman, who suffered a concussion in an onstage Christmas Eve mishap, will make an unexpected return to the musical tonight for its final performances t…

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Broadway’s ‘Ohio State Murders’ Starring Audra McDonald Announces Closing by Greg Evans

Ohio State Murders, the play starring Audra McDonald that made history by being the first Broadway production of acclaimed 91-year-old playwright Adrienne Kennedy, will play its final perfor…

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West End Hit ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ Sets Spring Broadway Premiere by Greg Evans

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-nominated comedy from the creators of the Tony-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, will make its Broadway premiere this spring. Beginning previews at th…

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Broadway Box Office Surges Along With Holiday Ticket Prices; ‘Funny Girl’, ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘Six’ Among Shows Smashing House Records; ‘Lio by Greg Evans

Big holiday ticket prices, bonus performances and large audiences spurred a hefty surge of nearly 50% in Broadway box office last week (ending Jan. 1) over the previous week, with production…

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Frank Galati Dies: Broadway’s ‘Ragtime’, ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ Director Was 79 by Greg Evans

Frank Galati, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway’s The Grapes of Wrath and nominee for Ragtime, died Monday night. He was 79. A cause of death was not immediately available. Galat…

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‘Succession’s Arian Moayed, Okieriete Onaodowan Help Round Out Cast Of Jessica Chastain-Starring ‘A Doll’s House’ Revival On Broadway by Patrick Hipes

EXCLUISIVE: Arian Moayed, Jesmille Darbouze, Tasha Lawrence, Michael Patrick Thornton and original Hamilton castmember Okieriete Onaodowan have rounded out the cast for A Doll’s House, the…

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Death Of A Saleman’ Stopped By Disruptive Woman, Cops Escort Her Out Of Theater by Bruce Haring

An unhinged and disruptive woman stopped Broadway’s “Death of a Saleman” Tuesday night, finally being escorted from the theater by police. It’s safe to say she was not well-liked by …

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

‘The Collaboration’ Broadway Review: Warhol & Basquiat Paint By Numbers In Artless Bio-Play by Greg Evans

The wig gives it away, otherwise we’d be hard-pressed to immediately – or even slowly – recognize Paul Bettany’s fast-talking, extroverted and inquisitive artist character in Anthony…

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‘The Collaboration’ Cancels Broadway Opening Night Due To Covid by Greg Evans

Tonight’s opening night performance of Broadway’s The Collaboration has been canceled due to a positive Covid case in the company. Performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre will res…

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‘Funny Girl’ Breaks House Record With $2M Take; ‘The Piano Lesson’ Tops Among Non-Musical Plays – Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

Funny Girl broke a house record with more than $2 million in receipts at the August Wilson Theatre, A Beautiful Noise continued its $1 million-plus weekly take, and The Piano Lesson topped t…

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Ronald Dennis Dies: Original Richie Of ‘A Chorus Line’ Was 78 by Greg Evans

Ronald Dennis, the Broadway performer who indelibly played dancer “Richie Walters” in the original 1975 cast of A Chorus Line and introduced one of the show’s musical highlights in “…

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Almost Famous’ Announces Closing by Greg Evans

Almost Famous, the stage musical adaptation of the 2000 Cameron Crowe film, will play its final performance on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, the latest casualty of a crowded Broadway scene and a New…

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Stephanie Bissonnette Dies: ‘Mean Girls’ Broadway Cast Member Was 32 by Greg Evans

Stephanie Bissonnette, a dance teacher and chorographer best known for her performance as Dawn Schweitzer in the Broadway musical Mean Girls, died Saturday following a long battle with brain…

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Friday, December 16, 2022

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Sondheim Revival With Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff & Lindsay Mendez Plans Fall Broadway Move by Greg Evans

The Off Broadway musical revival of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth classic Merrily We Roll Along, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff & Lindsay Mendez will move to Broadway …

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

‘Ain’t No Mo’ Extends Broadway Run By A Week by Greg Evans

Ain’t No Mo’, playwright Jordan E. Cooper’s acclaimed but struggling Broadway comedy, has extended its run for another week and will now play through Friday, December 23, at the Belasc…

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