Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Louis CK, Cancelled or Not? Sells Out Most of His Winter Tour Including Madison Square Garden by Roger Friedman

Louis CK: is he cancelled? Or not? The controversial comedian was wiped out in the #MeToo tsunami. He had one terrible movie

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 05:43PM

Broadway: It Worked, Lea Michele Saves “Funny Girl,” Box Office Up By $1 Million a Week by Roger Friedman

Maybe the next role for Lea Michele should be Wonder Woman. Since the “Glee” star took over as Fanny Brice in “Funny

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 11:33AM
Friday, September 16, 2022

Broadway Report: “Phantom of the Opera” Will Close After Its 35th Anniversary Next Winter by Roger Friedman

The magic and the moonlight are over. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s signature musical, “Phantom of the Opera,” will play its final show on

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 07:25PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Broadway’s Biggest Hit to Close January 1st: Hugh Jackman Will Exit “The Music Man” After 358 Performances by Roger Friedman

For the last couple of weeks, Hugh Jackman has been out of “The Music Man” on Broadway as he promoted his new

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 12:13PM
Sunday, September 11, 2022

Broadway: Is “Funny Girl” Cursed? Lea Michele Out for a Week with COVID After Just 4 Days On Stage by Roger Friedman

On Tuesday, Lea Michele played her first performance as Fanny brice in “Funny Girl” on Broadway. It didn’t last long. Lea was

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 05:13AM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Broadway: Can’t Get Away from “Into the Woods,” Hit Revival Extends Again Until January by Roger Friedman

“Into the Woods” to get away– but you can’t get away from “Into the Woods.” The Sondheim revival says it’s extending its

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 04:07PM

Broadway Gets the Star it Wanted as Lea Michele Takes Over “Funny Girl” to Many Standing Ovations by Roger Friedman

“Funny Girl” 2.0 launched tonight at the August Wilson Theater. Lea Michele, star of “Glee,” took over as Fanny Brice, with Tovah

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:55AM
Monday, September 5, 2022

“Sweeney Todd” Officially Returning to Broadway, with Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford by Roger Friedman

Here it is, the poster for “Sweeney Todd.” My favorite musical is coming back to Broadway next spring with Josh Groban as

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 09:25PM

Baz Luhrmann Gives L.A. “Moulin Rouge” Finale Audience a Surprise Performance of His Own! (Exclusive) by Leah Sydney

“Moulin Rouge” had its closing performance tonight after a sold out run at the Pantages Theater In Hollywood, as part of the

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:19PM
Sunday, August 28, 2022

Broadway: Tony Nominee for “A Chorus Line,” Robert Lupone, Passes Away At 76, Brother of Patti by Roger Friedman

Robert Lupone, co-director of the MCC Theater in Manhattan, has passed away after a three year battle with Pancreatic cancer. He was 76.

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:40PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Cecily Strong Will Miss the First Month of New “SNL” Season Doing Play in Los Angeles by Roger Friedman

Cecily Strong, one of the most popular members of the “Saturday Night Live” troupe, will miss the first month of the new

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 10:42AM

Broadway: Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford Eyed for $14 Million “Sweeney Todd” Next Spring by Roger Friedman

Is it true? I don’t know. But the blog broadwayjournal.com says the following. “Hamilton” produced Jeffrey Seller is raising $14.5 million to

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 04:37AM
Friday, August 19, 2022

Broadway: “Funny Girl” Relaunch with Lea Michele Offers First Commercial (See Video) by Roger Friedman

The producers of “Funny Girl” on Broadway are looking for magic when they relaunch on September 6th with Lea Michele. They’ve got

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 08:55PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Showdown at Broadway’s Coming “High Noon”: Family of Original, Blacklisted Screenwriter Carl Foreman Wants Him Acknowledged by Roger Friedman

EXCLUSIVE Big trumpeted announcement a couple of weeks ago. The 1952 classic film, “High Noon,” starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, is

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:03PM
Thursday, August 11, 2022

For All People Named Cuomo, Not a Good Year: Weezer Cancels Broadway Run, Can’t Sell Tickets by Roger Friedman

You thought Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo were having a bad year. So is Rivers Cuomo. He’s the not-related lead singer for

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 11:42AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Broadway: The Great Musical “1776” is Coming Back with All the Forefathers Played by Women, Transgender, or Non-Binary Actors by Roger Friedman

The great musical, “1776,” is coming back for a revival — with a twist. All the forefathers of the American revolution will

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 11:33PM
Friday, August 5, 2022

Review: Broadway All Stars Make “Into the Woods” The Show of the Summer, and Fall, and… by Roger Friedman

Where was I was on July 9th when “Into the Woods” opened at the St. James Theater? I have no idea, and

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:03AM
Monday, August 1, 2022

RIP Pat Carroll, 95, Emmy Winner, Tony Nominee, Drama Desk Winner, Grammy Winner by Roger Friedman

Pat Carroll has died. The earthy actress with a roaring laugh was also a drama star as well. I cannot forget seeing

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 01:33AM
Friday, July 29, 2022

Broadway Exclusive: “Mockingbird” Not Returning, Producer Scott Rudin Blamed for Collapse of Hit Show by Roger Friedman

You might be wondering whatever happened to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The hit Broadway play, sort of rewritten by Aaron Sorkin, reopened

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 12:37PM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Tony, Emmy Winning Actress Mary Alice Passes Away, Star of the Original “Fences,” TV’s “A Different World” by Roger Friedman

Mary Alice, the great theater actress with a long TV and movie resume, has reportedly passed away. She was between 80 and

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 06:18PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Norman Lear 100th Birthday Special Will Air on ABC, Not CBS Home of All His Shows by Roger Friedman

Norman Lear is not keeping it All in the Family. ABC just announced they’re airing a 100th birthday special in his honor

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 11:48AM
Monday, July 25, 2022

RIP The Great Actor, Singer, Raconteur Paul Sorvino, 83, A New York Original — Watch Exclusive Video by Roger Friedman

I am so sorry to hear about Paul Sorvino passing away at age 83. He was a true New York original, one

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 05:07PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Broadway’s Tough Summer: Only 3 Shows Played at 100% Last Week, “Strange Loop” Wasn’t One of Them, “Mockingbird” Still MIA by Roger Friedman

Broadway is having a tough, tough summer. Shows are closing left and right, or announcing their finales are coming. The mask mandate

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 09:18PM
Monday, July 18, 2022

Broadway Surprise: Billy Crystal’s “Mr Saturday Night” Will Close at End of Summer by Roger Friedman

This has been a rough season on Broadway. Now, among the many shows closing is Billy Crystal’s wonderful “Mr. Saturday Night.” The

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:33AM
Sunday, July 17, 2022

Broadway: “Paradise Square” Closes After Cast Fights for Salaries, Producer Barred from Doing Another Show by Roger Friedman

The videos below are from actor Jamal Christopher Douglas. He’s in the cast of “Paradise Square,” which closes Sunday in a cloud

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:12AM
Saturday, July 16, 2022

Broadway: “Funny Girl” Trouble Continues, Beanie Feldstein Out for Weekend with Tonsillitis by Roger Friedman

September cannot come fast enough for the producers of “Funny Girl” on Broadway. Star Beanie Feldstein, who’s missed dozens of shows for

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 07:54AM
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Broadway: “Paradise Square” Will Close Abruptly on Sunday, Producers Sued by Actor’s Equity by Roger Friedman

“Paradise Square” : I told you weeks ago this musical would shut down. Now comes the announcement that Sunday will be its

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 06:37PM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Broadway: I TOLD YOU: Lea Michele Will Play Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl,” Tovah Feldshuh Is Her Mother by Roger Friedman

I told you: Lea Michele will play Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” on Broadway. Tovah Feldshuh will play her mother. This is

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 06:12PM

Broadway: Beanie Feldstein Leaving “Funny Girl” Eight Weeks Early, Lea Michele Likely Successor (Exclusive) by Roger Friedman

Beanie Feldstein says she’s leaving “Funny Girl” on Juy 31st. She missed the Saturday matinee and has skipped a lot of other

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 12:03AM
Saturday, July 9, 2022

Broadway: Beanie Feldstein Out Again for “Funny Girl” Matinee Today, New Stand By In by Roger Friedman

Ephie Aardema is getting her big break today at 2pm. She’s in for Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” on

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 05:33PM
Thursday, July 7, 2022

Broadway: “Almost Famous” Musical Is Almost Here from “MJ” Team This October by Roger Friedman

Penny Lane is coming to Broadway. Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous,” the musical, has a theater, a start date, and an opening night.

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 04:42PM

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