Friday, November 17, 2017

Review: Lerner & Loewe’s Golden ‘Brigadoon’ With Kelli O’Hara and Aasif Mandvi by Jeremy Gerard

I won’t bore you with the history of Frederic Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner’s first hit, 1947’s Brigadoon and its ranking in the Goofy Golden Age of musicals; you either grew u…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Broadway Review: John Leguizamo’s Scorching ‘Latin History For Morons’ by Jeremy Gerard

Beginning with Mambo Mouth, the 1990 solo show at The American Place Theatre that marked his debut with the quiet subtlety of a cherry bomb in a trash can, John Leguizamo has filled his down…

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Hayley Mills Heads Off-Broadway; Encores! Off-Center Names New Artistic Directors: NY Briefs by Jeremy Gerard

What do Lee Marvin, James Franco, Patty Duke and Hayley Mills have in common? Too easy, I know. But only one of them is heading to New York’s City Center for a new play making the roun…

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Tony-Winning Musical ‘Come From Away’ Being Made Into A Film by Anita Busch

Nominated for seven Tonys and winning for Best Direction, the Broadway musical Come From Away is being made into a movie, courtesy of the Mark Gordon Co. Two-time Tony nominees and Outer C…

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Warner Bros.’ ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Sets Broadway Closing by Jeremy Gerard

The producers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – chiefly Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures – said today that the musical will close January 14, 2018 at the Nederlander Organizati…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

At The Broadway B.O., Sales Rocket As Audience Lags In Sellers’ Market; So Long, Liz Smith by Jeremy Gerard

Ticket sales for Broadway productions soared last week as more shows entered the fall fray and star-powered vehicles gave even some of the big musicals a run for the money, or glory, or some…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

‘Atomic Homefront’ – How A Story About The End Of Local Journalism Became A Powerful Indictment Of Government Inaction by Jeremy Gerard

The chilling documentary Atomic Homefront has been running in Los Angeles and will be shown next week at DOC NYC. Thatt will be followed by a commercial run in Manhattan before going into ro…

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Gerard & Roth On Sexual Harassment, New Theaters And Broadway Etiquette (Or The Lack Of It) 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. JER…

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Tony Awards Shocker: Did An Off-Stage Dispute Make Scorching ‘1984’ Ineligible For Prizes? by Jeremy Gerard

The first show of the 2017-2018 Broadway season has also sparked the first Tony head-scratcher of the season, seven months before the CBS telecast of the awards. On Thursday, the Tony Awards…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: Last Season’s Best Musical ‘The Band’s Visit’ Re-Opens On Broadway; ‘Office Hour’ At The Public by Jeremy Gerard

Feed your soul: Go see The Band’s Visit. Now that this exquisite musical has moved uptown to Broadway – it opened tonight at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre – I can make that r…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Review: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey At The Café Carlyle by Jeremy Gerard

I probably don’t have to tell you that the husband and wife duo of John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey are the gold standard of cabaret performers, classing up even joints not in need…

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Universal, Barry Gibb Will Develop Bee Gees Broadway Musical by Jeremy Gerard

Add another jukebox show to the Broadway hopper. Wicked co-producer Universal Theatrical Group (UTG), Universal Pictures' live theatre division, has reached an agreement with Barry Gibb, Yvo…

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Broadway’s ‘King Kong’ Sets Opening Date by Greg Evans

King Kong will hit the stage at the Broadway Theatre for previews on Friday, October 5, 2018, with an official opening on November 8, producers Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) and Roy Fu…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Broadway Box Office Off Again, But Amy Schumer Sparks ‘Meteor Shower’; ‘M. Butterfly’ Spreads Wings by Jeremy Gerard

A week that saw Broadway’s slide continue – all the Brooklyn fans staying home, no doubt, to watch the Dodgers in the World Series – and nearly every show down from the pre…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Review: Richard Nelson’s ‘Illyria’ Reveals Joe Papp Before ‘A Chorus Line’; A Party For Deadheads by Jeremy Gerard

In 1971 and ’72, I worked in a theater company that had spun off from a graduate directing workshop at Yale taught by Nikos Psacharpoulos, a legendary teacher who’d founded the W…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Broadway Review: In Ayad Akhtar’s ‘Junk’, Barbarians Storm The Steel Gates by Jeremy Gerard

The image that greets us as we settle into our seats at the Vivian Beaumont Theater is a wall of numbers, divided into blocks, four over four, a grid with line after line of numbers. It̵…

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Surviving Sexual Harassment On Broadway, And Off: Guest Column by Jeremy Gerard

(Deadline asked three-time Tony nominated actress and writer Sherie Rene Scott, currently appearing off-Broadway opposite Jason Alexander in The Portuguese Kid, about her experience in deali…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ryan Murphy & David Stone Will Revive ‘Boys In The Band’ On Broadway With Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto by Jeremy Gerard

Transcontinental producers Ryan Murphy and David Stone have teamed up for a starry Broadway production of Mart Crowley's 1968 off-Broadway hit, The Boys in the Band. Headed by a cast that in…

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Bel Powley Joins Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Lobby Hero’ Broadway Revival by Jeremy Gerard

Bel Powley (Diary of a Teenage Girl) will join the previously announced Michael Cera, Chris Evans, and Brian Tyree Henry, to complete the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, directed by T…

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‘Moulin Rouge’ Sets Beantown Premiere As Boston Reclaims Tryout Status by Jeremy Gerard

Broadway’s latest screen-to-stage adaptation, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, has booked Boston for its Broadway tryout next summer, restating Beantown’s status as a shake-out city fo…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Old Vic Theatre On Kevin Spacey: “Deeply Dismayed” To Hear Allegations by Nancy Tartaglione

London’s Old Vic, the theater of which Kevin Spacey was artistic director from 2004-2015, has said it is “deeply dismayed” to hear the allegations of sexual misconduct that…

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Broadway Box Office Takes A Nosedive But ‘Come From Away’ Is Flying High At $1.3M by Jeremy Gerard

A slowish week at the Broadway box office didn’t have much impact on the established order of things (see Top 5 below), but it did allow a few others to grab some sunshine. Come From A…

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As Widespread Harassment Claims Rise, New Republic Publisher Hamilton Fish Takes Leave In Wake Of Allegations by Jeremy Gerard

The fallout continues in the wake of ongoing allegations of sexual harassment and assault by former Weinstein Company co-chief Harvey Weinstein. As if to underscore the fact that the inciden…

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

President Trump Calls Michael Moore Play “Total Bomb” Via Twitter by Bruce Haring

An early Saturday evening tweetstorm from President Donald Trump focused on director and nemesis Michael Moore, characterizing the filmmaker’s now-shuttered Broadway play as “a T…

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Producers, Creatives Talk ‘Safe Spaces’ – Produced By NY by Jeremy Gerard

The topic was “The Power of Creative Collaboration,” and it seemed inevitable that the long shadow of Harvey Weinstein would be cast over the panels during today’s “P…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Broadway Review: In ‘M. Butterfly’ Clive Owen Plays The Seducer Seduced by Jeremy Gerard

Physically and cerebrally Clive Owen has the chameleonic qualities that define a certain kind of star charisma: He’s handsome but not pretty; suave in a way that practically advertises…

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Barry Diller’s Fantasy ‘Island’, Once Drowned, Is Undead by Jeremy Gerard

IAC chief and Gotham philanthropist Barry Diller knows things that float will rise to the surface. Six weeks ago, Diller startled New York officials by pulling the plug on Pier 55, his futur…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review: Zoe Kazan’s Post-Apocalypse ‘After The Blast’ And Faulty ‘Last Match’ by Jeremy Gerard

Is it odd that someone as prodigiously talented as Zoe Kazan has a thing for avatars of human consciousness? In 2012’s Ruby Sparks, the film she also wrote, she played a blocked noveli…

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Another Actress Says She Was Assaulted By Harvey Weinstein: “I Played Dead” by Jeremy Gerard

Attorney Gloria Allred today introduced a fourth actress she is representing in the unfolding saga of women who assert that they were assaulted or otherwise sexually abused by Harvey Weinste…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Review: Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley’s ‘The Portuguese Kid’ by Jeremy Gerard

What can I say about a terrible play that made me laugh? That it’s a waste of talent and hardly worthy of Jason Alexander’s return to the stage for the first time since he replac…

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Michael Moore Says He’s Taking ‘Terms Of My Surrender’ On The Road by Patrick Hipes

Two days after Michael Moore’s Broadway show The Terms Of My Surrender took its final bow, Moore said today he isn’t done yet — he plans to take it on the road in 2018. …

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