Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Barry Dennen Dies: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’s Pilate And Barbra Streisand Mentor Was 79 by Jeremy Gerard

Barry Dennen, who played Pontius Pilate in both the original stage and film versions of Jesus Christ Superstar and earlier played a key role in Barbra Streisand’s emergence from cabare…

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‘Pretty Woman’ Heads To Times Square As Broadway Musical With Samantha Barks, Steve Kazee by Jeremy Gerard

Writer and director Garry Marshall didn’t live to see his final project to completion, but producer Paula Wagner has set dates for the musical adaptation of Marshall’s best-known…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

‘Mary Jane’ Review: `The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon Triumphs In Amy Herzog’s Wrenching Drama by Jeremy Gerard

As regular viewers of Fargo and The Leftovers know, Carrie Coon has quickly established herself as an uncommonly gifted actress, conveying the broadest spectrum of emotions without flourish …

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Moody Broadway Box Office Slips 10% As ‘Cats’ Yowls With $187K Scratch by Jeremy Gerard

The Jewish High Holy Days are upon us and public schools are returning to disorder, which can only mean one thing, Broadway-wise: There were lotsa butts somewhere – just not not in The…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

‘War Paint’ Sets Broadway Close For December by Patrick Hipes

War Paint, the Broadway musical that stars Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole who were both nominated for Tonys this year, has set a December 30, 2017 closing date at the Nederlander Theatr…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lucy DeVito, Max Crumm Will Play ‘Hot Mess’ Comedy Off Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Lucy DeVito (How My Grandparents Fell in Love, the film of Speech and Debate) and Max Crumm (Broadway’s 2007 Grease! revival) will co-star off-Broadway in Hot Mess, a romant…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Chinese Impresario With Hollywood Roots Sets Her Sights On Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

Entertainment financier Ivy Jhong wants to bring a jukebox show by China’s biggest pop star to Broadway. Jhong splits her time between Beverly Hills and Beijing and is best known for …

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Senator McCain Salutes ‘Morning Joe’ For “10 Years Of Fake News And Deceiving The American People” by Jeremy Gerard

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist celebrated the 10th anniversary pf MSNBC’s Morning Joe program Tuesday by taking over Saturday Night Live‘s legendary Studio 8H …

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Broadway Trims Sails, Picks Up Speed As ‘Bandstand’ & ‘Groundhog Day’ Depart by Jeremy Gerard

Broadway shed some heavy weight last week as two ballyhooed musicals from last spring, Bandstand and Groundhog Day, departed, leaving about $30 million in blood – well, red ink –…

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Disney’s ‘Frozen’, ‘Angels In America’ And Hal Prince: Gerard & Roth On The New Broadway Season 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. GER…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

‘Oslo’ Tony Winner Michael Aronov Joins Cast Of Eichmann Film ‘Operation Finale’ by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Aronov, Tony winner for last season’s best play, J.T. Rogers’ Oslo, has been cast as an Israeli operative hunting for Adolf Eichmann in MGM's upcoming film Ope…

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Laura Osnes, Wrapping Up ‘Bandstand’ Run, Signs With Liebman by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Tony award nominee Laura Osnes, who wraps up her leading role in the Broadway musical Bandstand this week, has signed with managers Brian Liebman and Cory Richman at Lieb…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

South Park Grows Up At 21 With Subtle (!) Swipe At White Supremacists by Jeremy Gerard

NB: This review contains spoilers. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s season 21 of South Park started up tonight on Comedy Central with what, in relative terms, might be described as a subtl…

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Barry Diller’s $250M Floating Island In The Hudson Is Sunk by Jeremy Gerard

Pier 55, the performance space planned on for a floating man-made island in the Hudson River south of Midtown, was declared dead Wednesday by its chief underwriters, IAC chief Barry Diller a…

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Controversial ‘Ferguson’ Drama Hopes For New York Opening After L.A. by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Ferguson, a play comprising Grand Jury testimony in the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Brown, will have its New York premiere in a limited run beginning …

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Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj & Conan O’Brien Sign on For 11th ‘Heroes’ Concert by Jeremy Gerard

The 11th edition of Stand Up for Heroes – an annual fall concert benefiting injured servicemen, women and their families  – is set for November 7 at the Theater at Madison Squar…

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Famed Experimentalists The Wooster Group Will Open ‘The B-Side: Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons’ by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: The Wooster Group, one of New York’s most long-lived experimental theater companies and stage home of Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), Kate Valk (The Manchurian Candidate) and the…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Playwright A.R. Gurney Gets A Heartfelt Broadway Send-Off by Jeremy Gerard

Family, friends and fans filled Broadway’s Music Box Theatre Tuesday afternoon to remember the prolific playwright A.R. Gurney, the Love Letters and Dining Room author who died June 13…

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Sir Peter Hall Dies: Royal Shakespeare Company Founder Was 86 by Nancy Tartaglione

Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a former Director of the National Theatre, has died. A renown stage, opera, film and television director — and the father of ac…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Broadway Plotzes As Five Shows Tumble $200K-Plus In Post Labor Day B.O. Plunge by Jeremy Gerard

Glitter Gulch, Nevada looked mighty appealing last week as Hurricane Bette took a powder and crowds generally ditched Times Square in droves, getting back to work, school and non-stop catast…

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Michael Friedman Has Died; ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ Composer & Lyricist Was 41 by Jeremy Gerard

Michael Friedman, the phenomenally talented composer and lyricist of theatrical works, including Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, died today due to complications related to HIV/AIDS. He was 41,…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter Abdicates An Envied Condé Nast Throne by Jeremy Gerard

Graydon Carter, who for a quarter-century has courted, cajoled, calibrated and occasionally caricatured an establishment he in his salad days once ruthlessly mocked, is outtathere. The edito…

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Deadhead Alert: ‘Red Roses, Green Gold’ Will Jam Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane by Jeremy Gerard

Red Roses, Green Gold, a new musical featuring songs by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, has booked Greenwich Village’s Minetta Lane Theatre for a run set to begin October 11 and open O…

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‘Angels In America’ Revival With Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield Heads To Broadway In National Theatre NYC Double-Header by Jeremy Gerard

The National Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark 1993 play Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia On National Themes has booked a limited Broadway run early next ye…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Voters Declare Spike Lee’s ‘Crooklyn’ The One To See Free by Jeremy Gerard

Crooklyn, Spike Lee's ode to brownstone Brooklyn, has won the inaugural “One Film, One New York” contest, which invited New Yorkers to vote on which of five Gotham-related films …

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Billy Crudup Will Star In Vineyard Theatre Collaboration With Audible by Jeremy Gerard

Billy Crudup will star in the Vineyard Theatre’s world premiere production of Harry Clarke, a new play by Obie Award-winner David Cale (Lillian) and directed by Leigh Silverman (Sweet …

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‘Mean Girls’ Have Dates; Brian Tyree Henry Does, Too; ‘Doll’s House 2’ Evicted: Broadway Briefs by Jeremy Gerard

Mean Girls, the new musical produced by Lorne Michaels, the late Stuart Thompson and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film, will begin previews March 12 at the August Wilson Theatre in ad…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bernadette Peters Will Take Over ‘Hello, Dolly!’ From Bette Midler In January by Jeremy Gerard

A mild Broadway mystery is solved today with the announcement from producer Scott Rudin that Bernadette Peters will play Dolly Gallagher Levi beginning in January, when she takes over the ro…

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Send-Off For Summer (And ‘The Great Comet’) Give Broadway Box Office A Lift by Jeremy Gerard

With Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 folding its tent and Groundhog Day and Bandstand soon to follow, theater-goers were lining up for last-chance tickets during the Labor Day…

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The New York Times Will Seek Non-Profit Partners To Shore Up Revenue by Jeremy Gerard

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet and his number 2, Joseph Kahn, told staff members this weekend that the company will seek non-profit partners to help offset the costs of its jour…

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Road Specialist Allied Integrated Marketing Re-Casts Broadway Touring Division by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Exit Allied Live. Enter Allied Touring. Cross-platform management and promotion powerhouse Allied Integrated Marketing has renamed its Allied Live division as Allied Touring, its …

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