Friday, April 21, 2023

Schmicago star Patrick Page is having a moment — and he's ready to make the most of it by Maureen Lee Lenker

In a wide-ranging conversation a few days before Page finished Lear, he discussed everything from reaching this career high at the age of 60, what he hopes for the future of King Lear, how S…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:26AM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Greg Kinnear will make his Broadway debut in To Kill a Mockingbird by Maureen Lee Lenker

Stand up, your father’s passing. Soon, Greg Kinnear will be that father — the patriarchal figure at the heart of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, one Atticus Finch. On Tuesday, prod…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 05:36PM

Get to know Danai Gurira through her 5 most essential projects by Marcus Jones

As best explained in her EW Digital Cover story, actor and writer Danai Gurira has had a unique career in entertainment spanning more than her iconic turn as Michonne on The Walking Dead. Th…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:00PM
Monday, February 24, 2020

Spring 2020 stage preview: 15 plays and musicals to look out for by Jessica Derschowitz and Marc Snetiker

Must-see shows, must-believe revivals, and major stars — this spring, New York’s stages have them all. From rollicking royals to some welcome Company, here are six seasonal trends worth…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:00AM
Friday, February 21, 2020

Sophia Anne Caruso abruptly exits Beetlejuice on Broadway by Maureen Lee Lenker

Sophia Anne Caruso will no longer count herself among the strange and unusual. The actress, who originated the role of Lydia Deetz in Broadway’s Beetlejuice, has abruptly exited the produ…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:51PM
Thursday, February 20, 2020

A radically reworked West Side Story comes to Broadway: Review by Leah Greenblatt

How do you solve a problem like a remake? Play it too faithfully and you’re just doing karaoke, or community theater; stray too far and you risk losing the thread of the original text — …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 08:00PM

Supersized play The Inheritance sets Broadway closing date by Tyler Aquilina

The Inheritance‘s Broadway run will soon reach its (Howards) end. The two-part, seven-hour drama will close on Broadway March 15, its producers announced Thursday. The show opened in New Y…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 07:30PM

Watch the cast of Broadway's Sing Street deliver 'Up' in charming music video by Maureen Lee Lenker

When director Rebecca Taichman saw Sing Street when it debuted on screens in 2016, she wrote her agent while the credits were still rolling, tears streaming down her face, to see if the sta…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 03:30PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Zoe Caldwell, four-time Tony Award winner, dies at 86 by Maureen Lee Lenker

Broadway actress Zoe Caldwell, who won four Tony Awards over the course of her decades-long career, died Feb. 16 from complications due to Parkinson’s disease. She was 86. Her son Charlie …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:43PM
Monday, February 17, 2020

David Byrne's acclaimed American Utopia will return to Broadway this fall by Rachel Yang

David Byrne’s American Utopia is going to keep burning down the house. The musician’s acclaimed show will be returning to Broadway this fall, its producers revealed on Sunday. American …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:40AM
Friday, February 14, 2020

Watch Jordan Fisher sing 'For Forever' in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen by Jessica Derschowitz

Here’s a treat for Dear Evan Hansen fans, Jordan Fisher fans, and anyone who’s Team John Ambrose after watching To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. If you fall into all three categor…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 01:06PM

Watch RuPaul's Drag Race bridezilla BenDeLaCreme hilariously reveal her biggest solo tour by Joey Nolfi

Drag superstar BenDeLaCreme is ready to propose… that you show some love on her biggest solo tour to date. EW can exclusively reveal that the RuPaul’s Drag Race icon and performing artis…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:00AM
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Jason Alexander directing Broadway-bound adaptation of The War of the Roses by Maureen Lee Lenker

Jason Alexander is about to go to war. The award-winning actor is attached to direct a Broadway-bound adaptation of The War of the Roses. The play is based on the original novel by Warren …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:03PM
Monday, February 10, 2020

Ruth Negga crowns herself a brooding prince in Hamlet: Review by Allison Adato

If a director of Hamlet wants to signal to a contemporary audience that “something is rotten in the State,” she could hardly find a more efficient shorthand than to evoke the Trump famil…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:00PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Jeremy Jordan to take over role of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors revival by Ruth Kinane

There’s a new florist sprouting on Skid Row! On Wednesday, producers of the critically-acclaimed Off Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors announced that Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Supe…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:25AM
Monday, February 3, 2020

RuPaul takes the Vegas stage with a show fit for a (drag) queen by Gerrad Hall

Heads are turning in the casino and lobby of the Las Vegas Flamingo as six drag queens — Asia O’Hara, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Derrick Barry, Naomi Smalls, Kameron Michaels, and Yvie Oddly …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 03:48PM

Hamilton movie coming to theaters featuring original Broadway cast by Christian Holub

Hamilton has legions of fans across the world, but not all of them got to see Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s game-changing musical with the acclaimed original cast. But next year, they will all get …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:26PM
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Spike Lee to direct film version of David Byrne’s American Utopia by Sydney Bucksbaum

Spike Lee is setting his sights on Broadway. The Oscar-winning filmmaker has officially signed on to direct a movie version of David Byrne’s American Utopia. It was announced on Friday tha…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:53PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Laura Linney keeps finding new ways to play one of her greatest roles by David Canfield

Lucy Barton is a woman of many lives. A writer reeling from a traumatic childhood, she emerged in Elizabeth Strout’s Booker Prize-nominated 2016 novel My Name Is Lucy Barton. In 2018, Rona…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 08:30AM
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Watch Broadway's Jagged Little Pill cast perform Alanis Morissette hit 'Hand in My Pocket' by Ruth Kinane

Whether you’re broke, happy, poor, kind, or whatever else it comes down to, you can still watch the cast of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill musical perform on Monday night’s episode of L…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:06AM
Monday, January 27, 2020

Hear epic grand finale song for RuPaul's Drag Race Live Vegas residency by Joey Nolfi

Congratulations: You’ve hit the RuPaul’s Drag Race jackpot. EW has a musical sneak peek at the Emmy-winning reality TV franchise’s first Las Vegas residency with the exclusive reveal o…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 08:00AM
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Julie Taymor on overcoming Hollywood testosterone in 'The Glorias' by Katie Hasty

Part of the propulsion for Julie Taymor to tell the life story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem on screen — in her new film The Glorias — was personal. The two women met more than a decad…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 05:02PM

What the Constitution Means to Me still vital and incisive at the Mark Taper Forum: Review by Maureen Lee Lenker

For centuries, women’s pain has been deemed the only narrative worthy of storytelling. Whether in gonzo revenge fantasy or prestige drama, if we’re not suffering, it’s not worthy of se…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 03:20PM
Friday, January 24, 2020

The Woman in Black is full of jumps and scares — in the most delightful way: Review by Breanne L. Heldman

There was an old woman all skin and bones… Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh… So began my favorite song in music class throughout elementary school. The song ends with a loud “Boo!” meant to scare …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:46AM
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tina Fey is turning her Mean Girls musical into a movie by Devan Coggan

Mean Girls has been a movie and a musical. Now it’s going to be both. Tina Fey and the producers of the Broadway production announced Thursday that they’ll be returning to North Shore H…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 03:33PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Karate Kid screenwriter to adapt film as a stage musical by Nick Romano

The Karate Kid has been to Japan (in the sequel), China (in the remake), and YouTube (in the TV series). Now, Daniel-san is heading for the stage. Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen, who penned …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:00PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway musical's star wants to make Robin Williams 'proud': 'It's all I can wish for' by Dave Quinn

Meet Broadway’s newest star: Euphegenia Doubtfire! The character at the center of Robin Williams’ beloved 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire is making her way from the big screen to the Great Wh…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:21PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rock of Ages in Hollywood makes dinner theater sexy again: Review by Maureen Lee Lenker

The words “dinner theater” usually conjure up images of linen-covered tables, black-tie-wearing waiters, and productions of classic fare like Hello, Dolly! or Showboat. But a new immersi…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 06:25PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Laura Linney makes memory mesmerizing in My Name is Lucy Barton: Review by Allison Adato

Although it is a one-woman show, there are several very fine storytellers at work in My Name Is Lucy Barton, a new play based on the 2016 Elizabeth Strout novel of the same name. At least…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:00PM

Is the musical theater podcast the new concept album? by Maureen Lee Lenker

5,6,7…podcast? Musical theater has always made superb use of aural formats, with original Broadway cast albums filling the gap for theater-goers who can’t shuffle off to the Great White …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:00AM
Friday, January 10, 2020

Exclusive: Katy Keene will slay with a screening and panel at BroadwayCon by Maureen Lee Lenker

Katy Keene may dream of seeing herself on a runway, but first she’s headed to Broadway — BroadwayCon, to be exact. EW can exclusively announce the highly anticipated new addition to the …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:00AM

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