Friday, February 24, 2017

Sienna Miller & Jack O’Connell Head To ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ In London’s West End by Dianalodderhose

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell are set to star in Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in London's West End. The Young Vic production will be staged by Benedict Matth…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford Bring ‘Sunday In The Park’ Revival To Broadway’s Newest Theater by Jeremy Gerard

And then there were 41. Broadway’s roster of houses, where stars are born or confirmed, and where theater folks come in hopes of finding Tony glory, expanded by one Thursday night with…

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Oscar Isaac, Keegan-Michael Key Set Public Theater ‘Hamlet’ by Jeremy Gerard

Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Inside Llewyn Davis) will play the melancholy Dane beginning in June at the Public Theater, in a staging of the Shakespeare tragedy by Sam Gold. Th…

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Review: Steven Levenson’s ‘If I Forget’ And John Kander’s ‘Kid Victory’ by Jeremy Gerard

Talk about having your moment: Masters of Sex writer Steven Levenson wrote the book for Broadway’s new hit Dear Evan Hansen and recently signed on as book writer for Will Ferrell and K…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman On Push Into Features & Going Global With Viacom by Jeremy Gerard

Twelve days after Viacom CEO Bob Bakish restructured the company to focus on six flagship brands – Comedy Central, The Paramount Network, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr – Com…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Shows, Glenn Close Blast Broadway Box Office 29% Out Of Winter Freeze by Jeremy Gerard

A holiday weekend, three new shows, plus Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo adding more star power to a roster that already sees fans lining up outside the Barrymor…

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Anna Deavere Smith Wins George Polk Award For Career Achievement by Jeremy Gerard

Anna Deavere Smith, a MacArthur “genius” whose skills as deep-dive reporter, canny mimic and social activist have merged in such ground-breaking theatrical works as Twilight: Los…

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

John Waters Strikes A Blow For The Not-Normal – And For The Union: WGA Awards by Jeremy Gerard

Producer-director David Simon paid homage at the WGA Awards tonight to John Waters, his fellow proud son of Baltimore who received the Career Achievement In Writing Award from the Writers G…

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WGA Awards Live Blog & Winners List (Updating Live) by Jeremy Gerard

The 69th annual WGA Awards are being handed out tonight in dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles, and Deadline is live blogging from both venues. We also will be updating the winners l…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Review: Matthew Broderick Heads Killer Cast In Wallace Shawn’s ‘Evening At The Talk House’ by Jeremy Gerard

It’s party time at the Talk House, the kind of hangout people of a certain age or nostalgic bent associate with Greenwich Village watering holes like the White Horse Tavern and the Lio…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jerry Seinfeld Adds NYC Dates; Sara Bareilles Will Take Over Title Role In Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ by Jeremy Gerard

Producers Barry & Fran Weissler announced today that singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles will make her Broadway acting debut beginning March 31 in Waitress, playing the lead role of Jenna H…

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Review: Tony Winner Reed Birney Flies From Agony To Ecstasy In ‘Man From Nebraska’ by Jeremy Gerard

That remarkable actor Reed Birney, a Tony winner last season for his haunted portrayal of a dad in crisis in The Humans, plays a related role in Tracy Letts‘ Man From Nebraska, which …

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal, That Times Review Of ‘Big River’ & Garth Drabinsky: Gerard & Roth by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline theater critic Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres president Jordan Roth discuss the hottest topics on the Rialto, the only precondition being: no holds barred. JEREMY G…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

‘Sunset Boulevard’ With Glenn Close Extended On Broadway by Patrick Hipes

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close is extending its run an additional four weeks, producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner said today. The revival’…

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Oscar Nominee Demian Bichir Leads LA’s Acclaimed ‘Zoot Suit’ Revival by Jeremy Gerard

In 1978, the late Gordon Davidson presented El Teatro Campesino’s prescient multimedia drama Zoot Suit, first at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum and then at New York’s Winte…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Public Television’s ‘POV’ Acquires Oscar Nominated Docu Short ‘Joe’s Violin’ by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Public television docu series POV has acquired broadcast rights to Oscar nominee for best documentary short Joe’s Violin and will air it over the summer. The film is about t…

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Winter Chill, Dark Houses Bring Broadway Box Office To A Standstill by Jeremy Gerard

Nearly half the houses on Broadway – 18 of 41 theaters – were dark last week in the winter hibernation as producers geared up for the spring march of new shows. That’s a s…

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Harvey Fierstein’s Landmark ‘Torch Song’ Set For Fall Revival With Michael Urie by Jeremy Gerard

Second Stage Theatre will present a revival  of Harvey Fierstein's groundbreaking serio-comedy Torch Song Trilogy, renamed simply Torch Song and staged by by Moisés Kaufman, this fall at …

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

‘Sunset Boulevard’ Review: Glenn Close Returns To Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

Glenn Close first played Norma Desmond in the U.S. debut of Sunset Boulevard when it opened in December 1993 at the Shubert Theatre in Century City before bringing the show to Broadway a yea…

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Review: ‘Fade’ and ‘Big River’ Off-Broadway; Broadway Directors At The Metropolitan Opera by Jeremy Gerard

The tradition of New York playwrights biting the Hollywood hand that feeds them is as tried as the fizzy comedies of Kaufman & Hart (Light Up The Sky) and true as the biting satires of T…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Video: Jake Gyllenhaal Sings “Finishing The Hat” For Director Cary Fukunaga by Jeremy Gerard

True Detective director Carey Joji Fukunaga followed Jake Gyllenhaal down the backstage byways of the newly renovated and updated Hudson Theatre and onto the stage, as he rehearses “Fi…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New York Times Culture Desk Sees More Upheaval As Layoffs Loom by Jeremy Gerard

Three major contributors to The New York Times culture section have left the paper. The most recent is Charles Isherwood, the No. 2 theater critic since 2004, when he jumped from the top c…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

‘Hamilton’s $3M Week Is The New Normal And Glenn Close Looks Formidable As ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Warms Broadway’s Chilly Box Office by Jeremy Gerard

Every Broadway show but two – Goliath Hamilton and David Dear Evan Hansen – dipped or dived last week as the Street continued its mid-winter contraction. But the sunrise of Glen…

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‘American Horror Story’s Jamie Brewer Sets 2018 Off-Broadway Debut by Jeremy Gerard

Actress and model Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story: Murder House) has been cast in the title role of Amy And The Orphans, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies The Bone) that will h…

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

‘1984’ Will Follow 1884 At Broadway’s Hudson Theatre by Jeremy Gerard

An acclaimed UK stage adaptation of 1984, George Orwell’s chilling 1949 novel about a war-ravaged world ruled by Big Brother and the unwitting rebel Winston Smith, will follow the limi…

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Off-Broadway League Sets Honors For Designer William Ivey Long & Playwright Lynn Nottage by Jeremy Gerard

William Ivey Long, the costume designer every female stage star longs to be dressed by, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined) will be honored May 7 at this year’s…

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Video: Broadway’s Newest Breakout Star? Hillary Clinton by Jeremy Gerard

Repeating a scene that’s been unfolding with some frequency since the end of her run for the White House, Hillary Clinton appeared last night at (not in, but one can dream) a Broadway …

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Frank Pellegrino Sr. Dies: ‘Sopranos’ & ‘Goodfellas’ Actor, Rao’s Don, Was 72 by Jeremy Gerard

UPDATE 1 P.M. with more information. Frank Pellegrino Sr., an actor who appeared in The Sopranos and Goodfellas and ran Harlem’s legendary — and famously exclusive — Rao&…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

‘Yen’ Review: Oscar Nominee Lucas Hedges Simmers, Explodes In Stage Debut by Jeremy Gerard

If you’ve seen Manchester By The Sea (of course you have), you already know that Lucas Hedges has the seething sullen-teen thing down. This gifted young actor raises the stakes to Ja…

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‘Hamilton’ Star Renée Elise Goldsberry Signs With UTA by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Award-winning Schuyler sister Renée Elise Goldsberry has signed with UTA on the eve her appearance at Sunday’s Super Bowl LI in Houston. Goldsberry won last year’…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is A Smash As Broadway Box Office Chills by Jeremy Gerard

Broadway had a ho-hum week typical of January — save for one new show that’s performing at a Hamilton-ian level in terms of ticket sales and bodies in seats. That would be Dear E…

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