Monday, March 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda And Ben Platt Team For Song “Found Tonight,” A Benefit For March For Our Lives by Dade Hayes

Two of Broadway’s biggest names, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt, teamed up for the song “Found Tonight,” which is a benefit for the March 24 March for Our Lives. The marc…

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Denzel Washington To Receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award by Greg Evans

Denzel Washington, about to hit the Broadway stage in George C. Wolfe’s production of The Iceman Cometh, will receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award, an ho…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Play by Patrick Hipes

A lawyer representing the estate of late To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee has filed suit against the producers of Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Broadway production based on the iconic…

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Costume Designer Bob Mackie Joins Broadway’s ‘The Cher Show’ by Greg Evans

Bob Mackie will bring decades of Cher experience – he designed, among her many other gowns, the jeweled black stunner with feather headpiece for the 1986 Oscars – to the design t…

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ITV Dives Into ‘Deep Water’; Takeshi Kitano Quits Production Company – Global Briefs by Andreas Wiseman

ITV has ordered female-led relationship drama, Deep Water, to be produced by Kudos. The six-part ensemble is written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers) and adapted from the Windermere novels by …

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Victim Of Success: HBO Faces Big Budget Crunch by Artsjournal

HBO Programming President Casey Bloys warned of the growing cost of high-end drama. “As a show goes on they get more expensive and as shows get more ambitious they will get more expensive.…

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Broadway’s ‘Spring Awakening’ Producer Plans Musical About Miracle Mop Inventor by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Tony-winning producer Ken Davenport (Once on This Island, Spring Awakening) has acquired the musical rights to the life of Miracle Mop inventor and home-shopping entrepreneu…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tony Winning Ruthie Ann Miles Injured In Car Crash, Four-Year-Old Daughter Killed by Greg Evans

The Broadway community is offering condolences and raising funds for Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles, whose four-year-old daughter was killed yesterday in a horrific Brooklyn car cras…

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‘Hamilton’ Nabs Record 13 Olivier Awards Nominations; Bryan Cranston Gets First Nod by Nancy Tartaglione

The 2018 Olivier Awards nominations are led by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenom Hamilton with a record-breaking 13. That takes the crown from Harry Potter And The Cursed Child which last ye…

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Hollywood's Time's Up Movement Raises $21 Million In First Few Weeks

Since launching on Jan. 1, they have received $21M from 20,000 donors from all 50 states ranging from $5 to $2M. “That momentum has just continued and grown but so has the need.” Of the …

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Harvey Schmidt Dies: ‘The Fantasticks’ Composer Was 88 by Greg Evans

Harvey Schmidt, composer of the longest-running Off-Broadway musical whose tunes for The Fantasticks included the poignant, haunting “Try To Remember,” died Wednesday in Texas, w…

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Sutton Foster Preaches Radical Kindness In Jordan Roth’s Latest Toon by Greg Evans

Name-calling gets us nowhere – except maybe the Oval Office, but let’s call that a fluke. So in the spirit of radical, extreme kindness, actress Sutton Foster schools Broadway pr…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Nanette Fabray Dies: Stage And TV Comic Actress Was 97 by Greg Evans

Nanette Fabray, a Tony Award winner at 28 and the TV moms of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and One Day at a Time in the 1970s, died Thursday at her Palos Verdes, California home. She was 97, a…

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David Mamet’s Harvey Weinstein Play Has Title, Twitter Has Questions by Greg Evans

That David Mamet play about Harvey Weinstein? Safe to assume there will be cursing, but other than that it’s anybody’s guess. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune to plug his…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Frozen’ Producer Thomas Schumacher Accused of Harassment, Bad Behavior: Report by Greg Evans

Thomas Schumacher, the president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions and the president of the Broadway League, has been accused by former employees of sexual harassment and miscond…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

‘Torch Song’ To Re-Alight On Broadway In November In Former Home by Patrick Hipes

The Second Stage’s production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will move to the nonprofit theater’s Helen Hayes Theatre in the fall, returning the Tony-winning play to Broadway a…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Jeff Daniels To Head Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ On Broadway by Greg Evans

Jeff Daniels has been cast as Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway-bound adaptation Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The play, to be directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Katharine McPhee To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Waitress’ by Patrick Hipes

Katharine McPhee has been set to make her Broadway debut in April when she takes over the lead role of Jenna in Waitress, the Tony-nominated musical based on the movie from Adrienne Shelley …

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wayne Brady To Reprise Lola Role In Broadway’s ‘Kinky Boots’ by Denise Petski

Emmy winner Wayne Brady will return to his glittery boots as fabulous drag queen Lola in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots on Monday, March 5. Brady will reprise his role in a li…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jan Maxwell Has Died; Five-Time Tony Nominee Praised ‘Law & Order’ In New York Times by Jeremy Gerard

Jan Maxwell, a supremely gifted comic actress whose five Tony Award nominations included two in the same season, died today of cancer, her son, William Maxwell-Lunny. She was 61. Maxwell was…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Broadway’s Youngest Turk Takes A Page From Trump’s Twittery Playbook by Jeremy Gerard

Stephen Colbert is doing it. Why not Jordan Roth? Just as Colbert and Chris Licht unleashed Our Cartoon President on Showtime, Broadway theater owner and producer (and regular Deadline pundi…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

‘Hedwig’ Producer David Binder Named BAM Artistic Director by Jeremy Gerard

David Binder, a theater producer best known for a critically acclaimed and commercially successful Broadway production of the punk rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will become the fir…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Review: Eve Ensler’s Dazzling ‘In The Body Of The World’ by Jeremy Gerard

With a commission from the American Repertory Theater and its artistic director Diane Paulus, Eve Ensler adapted her harrowing, revelatory 2013 memoir In the Body of the Word into an equally…

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‘The Blacklist’s Harry Lennix Set To Direct ‘A Small Oak Tree’ Off-Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Harry Lennix, AKA Agent Harold Cooper on NBC's The Blacklist, has staged A Small Oak Tree Runs Red at off-Broadway’s Billie Holiday Theater, in previews, opening tomorrow an…

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RWS’ Broadway Casting Specialist Binder Adds Film, Commercial Agents by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Binder Casting, a subsidiary of RWS Entertainment Group (RWS), today announced the appointment of three new hires set to lead its new commercial and film casting divisions. Anthon…

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Ronan Farrow Tells Gayle King “I Would Be Extraordinarily Fair” To Harvey Weinstein by Jeremy Gerard

Ronan Farrow told Gayle King this morning that if Harvey Weinstein agreed to it, “I would do a very fair interview – I would be extraordinarily fair.” We probably shouldn&#…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

John Mahoney Dies: Emmy-Nominated ‘Frasier’ Star Was 77 by Dino-Ray Ramos

John Mahoney, who played Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce’s father on the hit NBC sitcom Frasier, died on Sunday, Deadline has confirmed. He was 77. Born in England, Mahoney firs…

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Broadway Gets A House For Real, Live American Playwrights by Jeremy Gerard

After 10 months of renovations and upgrading, the house lights came up Monday morning inside the Helen Hayes Theatre, at 589 seats Broadway’s smallest and newest landmark venue. The st…

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Broadway Box Office Takes Another Tumble; ‘Hamilton’ Dips Below $3M by Jeremy Gerard

Broadway had that flu last week that’s been raging like California wildfires. How else account for a 10% free-fall in ticket sales from the previous week? Even Hamilton dipped (not eno…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Barry Diller, Holland Taylor & Bruce Willis Salute Liz Smith by Jeremy Gerard

Liz Smith would have been pleased to share the stage today with the Phantom, and it’s safe to say there were at least two ghosts at the packed Majestic Theatre, where a crowd comprisin…

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Review: Terrence McNally’s ‘Fire And Air’ Is A Master Class In Dance & Erotic Hunger by Jeremy Gerard

He was nicknamed “Chinchilla” for the slash of white in his otherwise jet black mane and he was an impresario as enamored of his artists as he was of the art. Sergei Diaghilev dr…

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