Saturday, May 19, 2018

Rose McGowan Reads Hollywood Missive In Surprise ‘Letters Live’ NYC Appearance; Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, Edie Falco by Greg Evans

Benedict Cumberbatch, Edie Falco, Hugh Dancy and Tony-nominee Tom Hollander were among the famous faces reading famous – or should-be-famous – correspondence from the past at Fri…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

A New Spin On ‘Carousel’: Joshua Henry & Jessie Mueller Talk #MeToo, Shattering Barriers & Sublime Tunes – Tony Watch by Greg Evans

Carousel pulled into town this year as two seasons were well underway – the first a Broadway spring crammed with Tony-worthy new plays, musicals and revivals, from the thoroughly moder…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

‘In The Heights’: Warner Bros Closing $50M Deal For Movie Rights After Hot Auction by Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is closing a $50 million deal to score film rights to In the Heights, the Tony-winning musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. The property been the…

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‘Big Fish’ Authors Denounce Community Theater Cancellation Of Musical Over Gay Dad Characters by Greg Evans

A Pittsburgh “family-friendly” community theater has canceled a production of the musical Big Fish after a dispute with the director over the inclusion of a same-sex couple as ba…

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‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Harry Potter’ Top Audience Choice Awards by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: Mean Girls led the field by winning eight prizes, including Favorite New Musical, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won Favorite New Play in the 18th annual Audi…

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Duncan Sheik To Set ‘Secret Life Of Bees’ Buzzing With New Music For Off Broadway Bow by Greg Evans

The Secret Life of Bees, a new musical based on the best-selling novel and with music by Dunan Sheik, will make its world premiere next May at the Atlantic Theater Off-Broadway. The producti…

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Pregnant Broadway Actress Injured In Car Crash Loses Unborn Baby by Denise Petski

Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles, whose four-year-old daughter was killed in a horrific Brooklyn car crash that also left Miles injured, has lost the baby she was carrying at the time o…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gloria Steinem Bio-Play By Emily Mann Headed For Off Broadway Run by Greg Evans

Gloria: A Life, a new play about Gloria Steinem written by Emily Mann and directed by Diane Paulus, will debut Off Broadway this fall at the Daryl Roth Theater. Roth is producing. Previews w…

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Tony Award Watch: David Morse Talks ‘Iceman’, ‘Elsewhere’, Denzel & ‘Dannemora’ by Greg Evans

May 25 will mark thirty years to the night when little Tommy Westphall gazed into a snow globe and revealed to nearly 23 million TV viewers that six seasons of heartbreak, joy, love, loss, e…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Frozen’, ‘A Bronx Tale’ Announce North American Tour Plans by Greg Evans

Disney’s Tony-nominated musical Frozen will skate across North America beginning in the fall of 2019, with an official, exclusive opening at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angel…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Obie Awards Set Andrew Garfield, Lucy Liu, Matthew Broderick As Presenters by Dino-Ray Ramos

Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of The American Theatre Wing and Peter Barbey, President and CEO of The Village Voice announce today the lineup of presenters at the 63rd Annual Obie A…

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Tony Nominees Nudge Broadway Box Office 4% Ahead Of Prior Week by Dade Hayes

Strong grosses for several shows pacing the field of Tony Award nominees — including Angels in America, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants — nudged the Broadway box office last…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville Unearth Secrets & Treasure In ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ At BAM – Review by Greg Evans

Richard Eyre’s staging of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, starring an ideally matched Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville, unfolds on a summer home set t…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Jim Parsons Injury Forces Cancellation Of ‘The Boys In the Band’ Performance by Dino-Ray Ramos

During a Saturday matinee performance of the Broadway revival of the 1968 off-Broadway hit The Boys in the Band, cast member Jim Parsons tripped causing a cancellation of the evening show.…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Tony Awards Watch: Jamie Parker Talks Broadway Magic & Being Harry Potter by Greg Evans

The magic of Broadway’s Harry Potter and The Cursed Child can be as simple as a lightning-quick costume change, as startling as a bolt of fire sent blazing from a wizard’s wand …

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Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’, ‘My Fair Lady’ Announce National Tours by Greg Evans

Mean Girls and My Fair Lady are taking to the road: With the Broadway productions of the musicals up for a combined 22 Tony Awards, national tours for both shows were announced today for …

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Broadway Dispute Settled; Show Will Go On by Erik Pedersen

Three weeks before its scheduled trial date, the lawsuit over the Aaron Sorkin-penned Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird has been settled. The estate of book author Harper Lee and …

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Olivier-Winning ‘The Ferryman’ To Hit Broadway With London Stars by Greg Evans

Jez Butterworth’s Olivier Award-winning play The Ferryman will arrive on Broadway with most of its acclaimed London cast intact. Paddy Considine, the Olivier-winning Laura Donnelly and…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Second Stage Sets Season With New Play From ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Playwright, New Musical & Pulitzer Finalist by Greg Evans

A new play by Dear Evan Hansen playwright Steven Levenson, a new musical from the creators of Red, Next to Normal and Avenue Q and a production of Christopher Shinn's Pulitzer Prize fina…

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Tony Awards Watch: Denise Gough Lands Big In New York With ‘Angels In America’ by Greg Evans

Irish actress Denise Gough won her first Olivier Award in 2016 for the starring role as a recovering addict in Duncan Macmillan’s play People, Places and Things, and her second earlie…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber ‘Unmasked’ Musical Retrospective Dropped From Theater’s Upcoming Season by Greg Evans

The new Andrew Lloyd Webber bio-musical Unmasked, which had been planned for a September debut at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, has been scuttled, for now. The regional theater ha…

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Broadway’s ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Sets Closing Date by Greg Evans

A single Tony Award nomination for Children of a Lesser God wasn’t enough to keep the production going: Producer Hal Luftig says the Broadway revival will close with the Sunday, May 27…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child’, ‘Angels In America’ Broadway Newcomers Among 2018 Theatre World Honorees by Greg Evans

Broadway newcomers Anthony Boyle, who plays Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, and Angels in America‘s Denise Gough are among this year’s Theatre World Award…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Boss And ‘The Boys In The Band’ Boost Weekly Broadway Grosses 5% by Dade Hayes

The return of Bruce Springsteen’s long-running engagement at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which was on hiatus last week, and the initial previews of a starry revival of The Boys in the Ban…

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‘School Of Rock’ Review: Talented Kids Amp Up Bland Musical Adaptation Of Linklater Classic by Dino-Ray Ramos

School of Rock is one of the many musicals based on a movie that has been woven into the fine tapestry of Broadway in the past two decades. Based on the 2003 Richard Linklater comedy starrin…

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‘Cost Of Living,’ ‘School Girls,’ ‘KPOP’ Lead Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards by Dade Hayes

Cost of Living and School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play tied for Best Play and KPOP captured Best Musical at the 33rd annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Of…

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Melissa Benoist To Star In ‘Beautiful: The Carol King Musical’ In Broadway Debut by Patrick Hipes

Melissa Benoist, who stars on the CW’s Supergirl, will star beginning next month as the lead of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which will mark her Broadway debut. The limited run …

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Dressing Broadway: Costume Designer Ann Roth Talks Denzel, ‘Carousel’, Tall Women And Finding Soul In Patches by Greg Evans

Look closely at Carousel's dancing millworkers and you might see the patches. Maybe you’ll wonder whether the pipe-dreaming barflies of The Iceman Cometh scrub the collars of their thr…

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Vitaly Beckman, Illusionist Who Fooled Penn & Teller, Books Off-Broadway Run In Theater Where Duo Got Start In ’80s by Dade Hayes

Illusionist Vitaly Beckman, who fooled magicians Penn & Teller on their CW magic show Fool Us, will have an Off-Broadway run in the same theater where the duo launched their career in th…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Chazz Palminteri Joins Cast Of Broadway’s ‘A Bronx Tale’ Musical by Bruce Haring

Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri will join the cast of his Broadway musical A Bronx Tale in the role of Sonny beginning May 24. Written by Palminteri, A Bronx Tale features music b…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tony Watch: Nominees Get Moment In The Sun Just Before Matinee Curtain by Dade Hayes

Emotions — mostly the good kind, like ebullience, delight and satisfaction — ricocheted around today’s press event honoring the 2018 Tony Award nominees. Time, though, was …

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