Thursday, July 18, 2019

New ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ Stage Musical Announces North American Tour by Greg Evans

A new musical stage version of An Officer And A Gentleman will launch a North American tour in fall of 2020, producer Work Light Productions announced today. The musical features a newly ada…

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Harmonia Bridges Broadway And China With Productions Of ‘King Kong,’ ‘Titanic’ And More by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: Just as Hollywood studios did a generation ago, Broadway producers are now actively investigating the potential of China as a newly maturing marketplace with vast revenue potentia…

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Paul McCartney Confirms Plans For ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Stage Musical by Greg Evans

Like Elton John, Paul Simon and Bono before him, the great Paul McCartney could be the latest rock legend to lend his talents to Broadway. The former Beatle has confirmed that he’s been wo…

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LBJ Play ‘The Great Society’ Bound For Broadway; Brian Cox Cast In Follow-Up To Tony-Winning ‘All The Way’ by Greg Evans

He may not have sought nor did he accept a return to the White House, but Lyndon B. Johnson is coming back to Broadway: The Great Society, a companion play to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-winni…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ Sets Broadway Closing Date by Erik Pedersen

It’s not one fine day for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The hit show’s producers said it will end its nearly six-year Broadway run on October 27. Based on the songs of its titula…

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Stewart Talent Adds Ellen Drantch-Billet, Daniel Ortega As Theatrical Agents by Bruce Haring

Stewart Talent has added two new agents in its Los Angeles office, as Ellen Drantch-Billet and Daniel Ortega have joined the theatrical department. Drantch-Billet, a 30-year veteran, has wor…

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‘Love, Simon’ Star Nick Robinson To Join Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE Love, Simon star Nick Robinson will make his Broadway debut in the hit Aaron Sorkin adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, replacing the outgoing Will Pullen as Jem Fi…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Modern ‘Cinderella’ Heading To Broadway; ‘Killing Eve’ Writer Emerald Fennell Partnering by Greg Evans

Andrew Lloyd Webber casually announced that his contemporary musical version of Cinderella, with a book by The Crown actress/Killing Eve writer Emerald Fennell, will arrive on Broadway next …

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Bruce Springsteen Emmy Nomination Puts The Boss Within Reach Of EGOT Status by Greg Evans

Bruce Springsteen is within reach of EGOT: With his Netflix special Springsteen on Broadway Emmy-nominated for an Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), Springsteen could add the TV awa…

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Greta Gerwig, Oscar Isaac Set For Off-Broadway Production Of Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ by Greg Evans

Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac will star in an Off Broadway production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, directed by the Tony-winning Sam Gold for New York Theater Workshop’s 2019/20 seaso…

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Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ Announces Closing Date by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Waitress will close Jan. 5, 2020, the show’s producers announced today. The Sara Bareilles musical, directed by Diane Paulus, began previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on …

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Broadway Box Office Drops 10% To $30M For Week Without A Saturday Night; Blackout Zaps Most Shows by Greg Evans

With the plug pulled on its Saturday night, Broadway got zinged with a 10% tumble at the box office last week. While other factors entered the equation – there were three fewer shows on th…

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Heidi Schreck’s ‘What The Constitution Means To Me’ Recoups $2.5M Broadway Capitalization by Greg Evans

What the Constitution Means to Me, playwright-performer Heidi Schreck’s Tony-nominated Pulitzer Prize finalist, has recouped its $2.5 million Broadway capitalization, producers announced t…

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NYC Blackout Lights Up Times Square With Impromptu Cast Performances; Dave Chappelle Takes Show To Comedy Clubs, Famous Fans Follow by Greg Evans

This afternoon’s weekly Broadway box office report should shine a light on at least one aspect of Saturday night’s Manhattan blackout, but for some New Yorkers and out-of-towners the imp…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Marquee Lights At Theatrical Home Of ‘Annie’ To Be Dimmed For Co-Creator Martin Charnin by Greg Evans

The lights at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre will be dimmed tomorrow night in memory of Annie lyricist and director Martin Charnin, whose smash musical premiered at the theater in 1977. The…

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Acclaimed ‘Slave Play’ Headed To Broadway; Jake Gyllenhaal Company Among Producers by Greg Evans

Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play landed on various critics’ best-of lists after its Off Broadway production last December, and now the incendiary and brutally funny comedy-drama about race, …

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Broadway Cast Announced For Ivo Van Hove’s Upcoming ‘West Side Story’ Revival by Greg Evans

Casting for director Ivo van Hove’s upcoming Broadway revival of West Side Story was announced today by producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and David Geffen, with what they’re calling an…

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Bruce Springsteen Confirms ‘Western Stars’ Performance Film Coming This Year; Broadway Director Thom Zimny Helms by Greg Evans

Bruce Springsteen fans will get to see the Boss play his new Western Stars album after all – on film. Springsteen made the off-the-cuff announcement about a performance documentary during …

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Rip Torn Dies: ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Emmy Winner & Broadway Veteran Was 88 by Erik Pedersen

Rip Torn, who played the Garry Shandling’s profane, fiercely loyal producer on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, co-starred in the original Men in Black films and won a Tony during a long Br…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Broadway’s ‘Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune’ Announces Early Closing by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, director Arin Arbus revival of the Terrence McNally play starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, will close a month earlier than ex…

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‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Lights Up Holiday Week; Total Broadway Box Office Holds Steady At $34M by Greg Evans

With some considerable help from Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Broadway box office held steady during the Fourth of July holiday week, even with two fewer shows on board than the previous week.…

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Broadway’s ‘The Ferryman’ Closes A Hit: Tony-Winning Play Ends Run, Recoups Investment by Greg Evans

Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Play, ended its limited run on Broadway yesterday as a hit: Producers announced that the acclaimed production has rec…

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Martin Charnin Dies: ‘Annie’ Creator, Director And Lyricist Was 84 by Bruce Haring

Martin Charnin, best known for creating and directing the Broadway musical Annie, has died at 84. The Tony-winning lyricist, writer and librettist suffered a heart attack on Wednesday, accor…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Sets Broadway Closing Date by Patrick Hipes

Pretty Woman: The Musical will end its Broadway run on August 18, when the show will have played 27 preview and 421 regular performances at the Nederlander Theatre since its debut last Augus…

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Fox Stage Productions Execs Exit After Disney Theatricals Takeover; ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Proceeds On Schedule by Greg Evans

Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox last March has definitely reached the stage stage: With Disney Theatrical Productions’ takeover of Fox Stage Productions, including the upcoming…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Music Icon Carole King Clarifies ‘Capitol Fourth’ Performance: So Far Away From Trump by Greg Evans

Music icon Carole King wants everyone to know that she’s performing – along with Broadway’s Beautiful cast – as part of PBS’ traditional A Capitol Fourth event, and most definitely…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Launches To Full Houses, Hefty $237 Admission; Broadway Takes $36M For Week 5 by Greg Evans

Two performances in and Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical is kicking up some significant bucks. With a whopping average ticket price of $237 – second only to the mighty $299 Hamilton …

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Neil Diamond Bio-Musical Headed To Broadway, With Book By ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer Anthony McCarten by Greg Evans

A Neil Diamond bio-musical, with a score by the iconic singer-songwriter and a book by Bohemian Rhapsody writer Anthony McCarten, is heading to Broadway. Producers Ken Davenport and Bob Gaud…

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West End Production Of ‘Kinky Boots’ To Launch In U.S. Via Theater Streaming Service BroadwayHD In July by Peterdeadline

EXCLUSIVE: Kinky Boots is coming back to the United States… via streaming service BroadwayHD. The West End production of the musical, which is from Cyndi Lauper and playwright Harvey Fiers…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tom Hiddleston To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Betrayal’; Charlie Cox, Zawe Ashton Will Co-Star In Pinter Revival by Greg Evans

Tom Hiddleston will make his Broadway debut this summer in a revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. Co-starring, also in their Broadway debuts, will be Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Zawe Ashto…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Broadway Musicians Get Wage Increase, Benefits In Three-Year Deal With Producers by Greg Evans

The union for Broadway’s musicians announced a three-year bargaining agreement with producers today, a pact the union says features the largest wage increase in two decades. The agreement …

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