Thursday, September 19, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to record Sea Wall/A Life as Audible production by Nick Romano

With its latest project, Audible is continuing its efforts to make theater more accessible to the public. Sea Wall/A Life stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will record their critically…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Devil Wears Prada musical to premiere in Chicago before Broadway run by Maureen Lee Lenker

“Everybody wants to be us,” says Miranda Priestly, the fashion magazine maven who gives The Devil Wears Prada its imposing title. And soon fans who can’t quite be Miranda will at least…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Derren Brown: Secret on Broadway delights even more than it deceives by Ruth Kinane

The tricky thing about reviewing Derren Brown’s Secret on Broadway is that the audience is sworn to secrecy on arrival in the theater. So should I just tell you it’s great, go see it, yo…

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Tony winner Phyllis Newman has died at 86 by Rachel Yang

Phyllis Newman, who won a Tony Award for Subways Are for Sleeping, has died at 86. Deadline first reported the news. Her son, Vogue theater critic Adam Green, confirmed his mother’s deat…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

'Skintight' is a taut examination of our obsession with youth and beauty by Maureen Lee Lenker

Skintight, now making its West Coast premiere at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse, is an acerbic, neurotic, heart-achingly funny meditation on family, love, and beauty – and how we quantify…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Rupert Everett replacing Eddie Izzard in Broadway revival of 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' by Ruth Kinane

Rupert Everett is returning to Broadway for the first time in 10 years. On Wednesday, producers of the upcoming Broadway production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? announced that the En…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick to star in Neil Simon's Plaza Suite on Broadway by Ruth Kinane

Real-life married couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are headed to Broadway to play a…married couple (or three)! On Tuesday, Ambassador Theatre Group announced that Parker a…

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

RuPaul's Drag Race Live! Las Vegas residency show coming in 2020 by Joey Nolfi

Come on, Las Vegas! Let’s get Strippening! RuPaul announced Saturday at the DragCon NYC convention that the creative team behind RuPaul’s Drag Race will bring some of the Emmy-winning r…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Take a look at the Hercules musical — even without winning a lottery ticket by Christian Holub

Who put the “glad” in “gladiator”? For the past few weeks, the answer to that question has been New York City’s Public Theater, which is currently finishing up a limited run of a n…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox, and Zawe Ashton command a smart, stripped down Betrayal by Allison Adato

In the canon of infidelity drama, Harold Pinter’s Betrayal may hold the distinction of being the least … adulterated. A lean story of a seven-year affair between a woman and her husband…

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J.K. Rowling sends internet into a frenzy with mysterious Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tweet by Maureen Lee Lenker

UPDATE: It turns out Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has a new tagline courtesy of J.K. Rowling — “Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places” — and new marketing artwork…

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It’s all happening: Here’s your first look at the Almost Famous musical by Jessica Derschowitz

It’s almost time for Almost Famous’ tour bus to ride again. A musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s beloved semi-autobiographical film is about to begin performances in Crowe’s nativ…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Drag superstar Sasha Velour reveals Smoke & Mirrors tour dates by Joey Nolfi

Sasha Velour is packing up her wigs to take Smoke & Mirrors on the road. EW can exclusively reveal the drag superstar, performance artist, and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 champion will…

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Hercules musical is a stage adaptation filled with heroics and heart by Jessica Derschowitz

As August comes to a close and September takes its place, the hottest ticket in town for New York theatergoers isn’t perma-hit Hamilton or this year’s Tonys champ Hadestown, it’s a dif…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk to star in gender-flipped Company on Broadway by Jessica Derschowitz

We’re about to have some very starry new Company on Broadway. The gender-flipped revival of Company that opened in London last year is making its way to Broadway in the spring, it was anno…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Richard Linklater adapting Sondheim musical over 20 years with Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt by Maureen Lee Lenker

From this point on, not a day goes by when Richard Linklater isn’t thinking about Stephen Sondheim’s musical Merrily We Roll Along. That’s because the filmmaker plans to spend the next…

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Jacqueline Novak goes deep on getting down in her hit show Get On Your Knees by Leah Greenblatt

It was the unexpected feel-good (and then feel weird about it, and then feel good again) hit of the summer: Get On Your Knees — approximately 80 minutes of high-flying mediations on, essen…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's one-woman show version of Fleabag is headed to movie theaters by Maureen Lee Lenker

You might want to kneel for this news. Fleabag, which began as a one-woman play and then became a hit Emmy-nominated TV series, is headed to the big screen. National Theatre Live, which regu…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Original Hercules voice actor Roger Bart talks going the distance, playing Hades on stage by Devan Coggan

They say the devil you know is better than the one you don’t. So when it came time for the Hercules stage musical to cast its central devil, the creative team didn’t have to look far. M…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Kerry Washington takes her Broadway role to Netflix in first American Son photos by Nick Romano

For those who couldn’t make the trip to New York City to see Kerry Washington on Broadway in American Son, Netflix dropped a first look at its upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed play. W…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Diana, a musical based on life of late Princess of Wales, coming to Broadway by Ruth Kinane

A new musical about Princess Diana’s royal romance is heading to Broadway in 2020. The show, which ran earlier this year at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, will begin performances on Marc…

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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is heading to Broadway by Ruth Kinane

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is ready to light up the Broadway stage. TheaterWorksUSA and Martian Entertainment announced Monday that the musical adaption of Rick Riordan…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Nicole Kidman pays visit to Moulin Rouge! on Broadway by Christian Holub

Stars collided on Friday night when Nicole Kidman, star of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 musical film Moulin Rouge!, attended the Broadway production inspired by the musical. In the film, Kidman por…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

To Kill a Mockingbird Broadway show ends abruptly as motorcycle backfire mistaken for gunshots by Rachel Yang

A Broadway performance of To Kill a Mockingbird ended in panic as people mistook a motorcycle backfire outside for gunshots and fled the Shubert Theatre in New York City. Gideon Glick, an a…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Six, the hit pop musical about Henry VIII's wives, is headed to Broadway by Maureen Lee Lenker

Don’t lose your head — a musical about Henry VIII’s six wives is headed for Broadway. Six, the musical which has drawn a cult following after successful runs in London and Chicago, is…

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Arrow actor Colin Donnell to star in Almost Famous musical by Tyler Aquilina

It’s all happening! The musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe‘s beloved, semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous has announced its cast and creative team, and set a September premiere i…

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Jessie J's powerful cover of 'On My Own' will make your jaw drop by Sydney Bucksbaum

Are you ready to get the chills? Good, because Jessie J is here to prove why she’s so much more than just a pop singer. The English performer shared a video on Instagram of her covering th…

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Tom Hiddleston on coming to Broadway with an act of Betrayal by Jessica Derschowitz

Marvel’s resident god of chaos is about to sow discord on a very different stage. Before he steps back into the role of Loki for the character’s eponymous Disney+ series, Tom Hiddleston …

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Broadway giant Harold 'Hal' Prince dies at 91 by Christian Holub

Harold “Hal” Prince, a titan of Broadway who produced and/or directed many of the century’s most popular musicals, died Wednesday at age 91 in Reykjavik, Iceland. “He is missed and l…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

William Jackson Harper talks performing for audio with new Audible play by Tyler Aquilina

William Jackson Harper has dealt with his fair share of space-time conundrums as a star of NBC’s metaphysical comedy The Good Place. (Chidi saw the Time-Knife, lest we forget!) And the act…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

6 standout moments from the Hollywood Bowl's starry Into the Woods by Lacey Vorrasi-Banis

Magic was cast over the weekend in Los Angeles when the Hollywood Bowl went Into the Woods with Sutton Foster, Patina Miller, Skylar Astin, Gaten Matarazzo, Chris Carmack, Cheyenne Jackson, …

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