Thursday, September 19, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Announces North American Tour; New Orleans, Chicago Top Itinerary by Greg Evans

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, one of the biggest Broadway hits in recent seasons, will take its hits on the road next year, with tech rehearsals for the first North American tour premiering in …

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Broadway’s Tony Awards Make Date With Radio City Music Hall For 2020 Broadcast by Greg Evans

Broadway’s big night has been set for Sunday, June 7, 2020, when the 74th Annual Tony Awards return to New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall, producers announced today. The televised a…

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge To Record Broadway’s ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ As Audible Original Production by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Sea Wall/A Life, the lauded Broadway production starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge, will be recorded and released as an Audible Original production, Audible announced toda…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tony Award-Winning Producers Sue Wagner & John Johnson Form Wagner Johnson Productions by Greg Evans

Seven-time Tony Award winning producers Sue Wagner and John Johnson announced today the formation of Wagner Johnson Productions, a new venture that will see the longtime collaborators produc…

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Lifetime Morning Show Revives ‘Broadway Balances America’ For 6th Season; ‘Band’s Visit’, Donna Summer Musical On Roster by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime Channel’s morning show The Balancing Act will bring back its “Broadway Balances America” segments this month for the sixth year, and has chosen touring productions …

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‘La La Land’ Producer Marc Platt & Wife Julie Donate $1M To Develop Off Broadway Musicals by Greg Evans

Film and theater Producer Marc Platt and wife Julie have made a $1 million gift to MCC Theater, one of Off Broadway’s leading not-for-profit companies, for the development and production o…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Elton John/Shaina Taub ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical Sets Pre-Broadway Chicago Run by Greg Evans

The stage musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, with songs by Elton John and Shaina Taub and a book by Paul Rudnick, will make its pre-Broadway world premiere next summer in Chicago, …

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Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell Set For ‘American Buffalo’ Broadway Revival by Greg Evans

Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell will return to Broadway this spring in a revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, lead producers Jeffrey Richards, Steve Traxler and Stephanie P. McCl…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Broadway Takes $29M As Fall Creeps In; ‘Slave Play’, Mary-Louise Parker, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip Hop Improv Arrive by Greg Evans

A raft of newcomers and previewers on Broadway’s box office roster kept the industry tally afloat last week, with a total of 29 productions reporting a combined weekly gross of $29,092,571…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Phyllis Newman Dies: Tony-Winning Broadway Legend Was 86 by Dino-Ray Ramos

Phyllis Newman, known for her Tony Award-winning role as the bath towel-clad Martha Vail in the musical Subways Are for Sleeping, has died. The star of stage and screen was 86. The news was …

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‘Derren Brown: Secret’ Makes Dizzying Magic On Broadway In J.J. Abrams-Produced Dazzler – Review by Greg Evans

Critics and audiences are sworn to secrecy – well, requested politely but firmly to do so – by the masterful British magician (or take your pick: mentalist, hypnotist, “psychological i…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

‘Home Improvement’ Creator Matt Williams Sets Off Broadway Play ‘Fear’; Enrico Colantoni, Obi Abili Cast by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Enrico Colantoni, the Veronica Mars regular with a role in the upcoming Tom Hanks’ Mister Rogers film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, has been cast in the world premiere of…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Jeff Fenholt Dies: Broadway’s Original ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Was 68 by Greg Evans

Jeff Fenholt, who played the title role in the original Broadway production and subsequent tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical Jesus Christ Superstar and later became a TV evang…

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Rupert Everett Takes Broadway’s ‘Virginia Woolf’ Lead With Departure Of Eddie Izzard by Greg Evans

Rupert Everett will take over for the previously announced Eddie Izzard as George in director Joe Mantello’s upcoming Broadway staging of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? co-starring Laur…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker To Star In Broadway Revival Of Neil Simon’s ‘Plaza Suite’ by Greg Evans

Real-life marrieds Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will team up for a Broadway revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite to be directed by John Benjamin Hickey. The staging will get a…

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Broadway’s Upcoming ‘Six’ Musical Casts Wives Of Henry VIII by Greg Evans

Broadway’s upcoming musical Six will star the actresses who created their roles in Chicago for the North American premiere, producers announced today. Playing the six wives of Henry VIII i…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Peter Nichols Dies: ‘A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg’, ‘Georgy Girl’ Writer Was 92 by Greg Evans

Peter Nichols, the British playwright whose play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg provided Albert Finney with his 1968 Broadway debut and did the same in 2003 for Eddie Izzard, died Sept. 7 in …

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Broadway’s $26M B.O. Dips 10% Post-Labor Day; Starry ‘Betrayal’, ‘The Great Society’, ‘Derren Brown: Secret’ Pitch In by Greg Evans

Broadway box office was down nearly 10% from the previous week’s Labor Day holiday tourist bulge, with the 25 productions grossing a total $25,965,471. Attendance of 224,402 was steady wit…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Len Cariou & Craig Bierko Set For New Off Broadway Play ‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Tony winner and Blue Bloods star Len Cariou and UnREAL‘s Craig Bierko will co-star in Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, a new Off Broadway play set for a limited run this fall at N…

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Carol Lynley Dies: ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ Actress Was 77 by Greg Evans

Actress Carol Lynley, whose popularity in the 1960s and ’70s grew with films Return to Peyton Place, Under the Yum Yum Tree and Bunny Lake is Missing, as well as TV appearances in some of …

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

‘Betrayal’ Broadway Review: Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox & Zawe Ashton In Pinter’s Affair To Remember by Greg Evans

Secret love shacks, or love flats as the case may be, notwithstanding, no affair is an island built for two – there’s always at least a third person in the mix, typically considered the …

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Aidan Quinn, Kristine Nielsen Set For Off Broadway’s ‘The Young Man From Atlanta’ Revival by Greg Evans

Aidan Quinn (CBS’ Elementary) has been cast in a lead role of Signature Theatre’s upcoming Off Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Young Man From Atlanta. The…

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Broadway’s ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’, HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Heading To New York Comic Con by Greg Evans

Broadway’s smash Dear Evan Hansen is heading to New York Comic Con. In an updated roster of panels for the Big Apple’s gathering of tribes next month, the stage production was announced …

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Broadway-Bound ‘The Music Man’ With Hugh Jackman Rounds Out Cast by Greg Evans

Broadway’s upcoming The Music Man revival starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster has rounded out its cast, producers announced today, with Jayne Houdyshell, Jefferson Mays, Marie Mullen a…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Sold-Out ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ Revival Adds Eight Weeks; Jonathan Groff Stars by Greg Evans

The Off Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, already sold out well before its first preview on Sept. 17, has released an additional eight weeks of tickets, producers announced today. …

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ryan Murphy Adds ‘A Chorus Line’, Halston Miniseries With Ewan McGregor and Warhol Docuseries To Robust Netflix Slate by Dino-Ray Ramos

Ryan Murphy has unpacked a jaw-dropping, star-studded slate of excitement with his new slate of Netflix shows that was part of his mega deal with the streamer. In an interview with Time, Mur…

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Broadway Box Office Holds Steady For Holiday Week; ‘Betrayal’ Grabs $626G, ‘Moulin Rouge!’ $2M, ‘Hamilton’ $3M by Greg Evans

Broadway box office was up a bit last week, despite being down a show from the previous week. With a very slight 2.4% rise, the 23 productions grossed a combined $28,652,877, with attendance…

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‘Hercules’ Off Broadway Review: Stage Adapted Disney Film Comes To Life In Central Park by Greg Evans

Hercules, the Public Works’ stage adaptation of Disney’s so-so 1997 animated musical, improves on its source not so much on the strength of its characters or the charms of its leading ma…

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London Stage Hit ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Headed To Broadway With Director Sam Mendes & Original Cast by Greg Evans

Director Sam Mendes’ hit London staging of The Lehman Trilogy is heading to Broadway, with previews beginning Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Nederlander Theatre. Opening night is Thursday,…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

‘Company’ Sets Gender-Tweaked 2020 Broadway Bow With Patti LuPone, Katrina Lenk by Dade Hayes

A revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical Company that played London’s West End has announced its Broadway opening on March 22, 2020, with a cast headed by Patti LuPone and Katrina Le…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Surreal ‘Slava’s Snowshow’ Plans Broadway Return For The Holidays by Greg Evans

Slava’s Snowshow, the surreal, international theatrical presentation of clowns in winter that became a two-year Off Broadway hit in 2004 before playing a limited Broadway run four years la…

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