Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Broadway: Outer Critics Go For “Dolly,” “Anastasia,” Snub “Chocolate Factory,” “Bandstand” by Roger Friedman

The first Broadway nominations are here from the Outer Critics Circle. They already handled “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Natasha and Pierre” in Categories: Featured The…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Broadway: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Universally Panned, Faces Few Awards, But Still Selling Tickets by Roger Friedman

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” opened on Broadway last night to uniformly negative reviews. This is after the show was completely overhauled Categories: Featured Theater(…

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Broadway Hit “Wicked” Will Get NBC Live TV Treatment, “Bye Bye Birdie” Set for December 5th (Exclusive) by Leah Sydney

Could the mega monster hit musical “Wicked”, follow “Hairspray,” and “Bye Bye Birdie,” be the next lauded NBC live musical?  The answer Categories: Fea…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Broadway: Headline for “Hello, Dolly!” Review at The Wrap Either Anti-Semitic or Just Stupid by Roger Friedman

The Wrap, a terrible entertainment website, gets it wrong again. The headline for their “Hello,Dolly!” review is either anti-Semitic or just stupid. Categories: Featured Theat…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bette Midler is the Oldest Dolly Levi Ever in “Hello, Dolly!” By Several Years– Including Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey and Ruth Go by Roger Friedman

Bette Midler opens tonight in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway. This isn’t a review because there are no press seats except for the Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Broadway: A More than Decent “Indecent” Draws A List Crowd, Aims at Tony Award by Roger Friedman

You know a new play will be good if Mercedes Ruehl turns up for opening night. Ruehl, an Oscar and Tony winner, Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Exclusive: Uma Thurman Coming To Broadway in Play by “House of Cards” Writer by Roger Friedman

Back in January Uma Thurman skipped a court hearing over custody of daughter Luna with ex-fiancee Arki Busson. The reason given was Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Renee Fleming Hasn’t Retired, She’s Coming to Broadway Next Year in A Revival of “Carousel” by Roger Friedman

I was getting worried that opera great Renee Fleming had really retired. Nonsense! She’s too young to start playing mah jong in Categories: Featured Music Theater(Read more...)

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Broadway: “Hamilton” Parody “Spamilton” Moving to Theater District, Just Blocks Away by Roger Friedman

So you can’t get in to see “Hamilton”? How about the next best thing? The hilarious parody called “Spamilton” is moving down Categories: Featured Theater(Rea…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Broadway: After “Sunset Boulevard” Performance, Glenn Close Sells Her Eyelashes, Gloves for $2000 for Charity by Roger Friedman

Last night on Broadway: Superstar Glenn Close sold her eyelashes, gloves, and signed photos for $2000 after a stunning night playing Nora Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Theater: Kevin Kline Angles for His First Tony Award Since 1981, Campus Violence Highlighted in “Church and State” by Roger Friedman

Is it possible Kevin Kline hasn’t been on Broadway in a decade? And that his Tony Awards were in 1978 and 1981? Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

“Hamilton” Star Phillippa Soo is a Vision, Propelling New Musical “Amelie” on Broadway by Roger Friedman

All the main theater critics are on the fence, as they say, about last night’s Broadway musical opening, “Amelie.” This is the Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: Hilarious “The Play That Goes Wrong” Opens with George Stephanopolous in Surprise Role by Roger Friedman

First off: “The Play that Goes Wrong” goes very right and went very well tonight opening at the Lyceum Theater on Broadway. Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal Selling Signed Broadway Drawings for Charity for Either $500, $1000, or A Million Bucks by Roger Friedman

Last night on Broadway at “Sunday in the Park with George” was also the first night of selling merch for Broadway Cares/Equity Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

First Image: Bette Midler Starts Tonight in “Hello, Dolly!” with Biggest Advance in History by Roger Friedman

This is the first image of Bette Midler as Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” The musical with the biggest advance in history Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Broadway: “Come from Away” is the Pleasing Sleeper Hit of a Very Busy Season by Roger Friedman

“Come from Away” has no stars and no big songs that stop the show. Still, it’s the sleeper hit of a very Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Two Time Oscar Winner, Emmy Winner Sally Field Goes for the “T” in EGOT with “Glass Menagerie” by Roger Friedman

Just as Cate Blanchett is getting ready to leave Broadway and her outstanding performance in “The Present,” Sally Field arrives tonight. I Categories: Featured Theater(Read mo…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Theater: Matthew Perry, the Immortal Chandler Bing of “Friends,” Writes Off Broadway Play for Himself by Roger Friedman

You never know who’s coming to NewYork theater next. This time it’s Matthew Perry, the immortal Chandler Bing of “Friends” TV fame. Categories: Featured Theater U…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: Watching Brilliant Brit Version of “Sweeney Todd” with Stephen Sondheim Blew My Mind by Roger Friedman

“Sweeney Todd,” my favorite musical, has arrived from the UK in its most stripped down version ever at the Barrow Theater in Categories: Celebrity Featured Theater(Read more.…

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

“Motown: The Musical” Streamlined and Slick Brings Back Great Memories, Dance Moves by Leah Sydney

“Motown: The Musical” returned last night to the famed Pantages Theater in Hollywood, after two long runs on Broadway and a national Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo in a Historic, Mesmerizing Athletic “Othello” Few Will Ever See by Roger Friedman

Very few have seen and will see the New York theatre’s most sensational experience of 2016-17. On Wednesday Daniel Craig, David Oyelowo Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Oscar Bonanza: “La La Land” Soundtrack Hits Number 1, Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone “City of Stars” Lands on Singles Charts by Roger Friedman

It’s a rare day when the soundtrack from a movie is even on the charts. “Saturday Night Fever,” “The Bodyguard,” “Chicago” among Categories: Featu…

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Review: Cate Blanchett Makes an Astounding Broadway Debut with Richard Roxburgh in “The Present” by Roger Friedman

You think you know Cate Blanchett from her sensational film résumé and two Oscars. But you haven’t seen her on stage. A Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Theatre: Deborah Cox Wowing Whitney Houston Fans as “The Bodyguard” Musical Hits the Road by Roger Friedman

There’s no better tribute to Whitney Houston than what pop and Broadway star Deborah Cox is doing right now: she’s starring in Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Theater: Remembering How Debbie Reynolds Was Always There for Carrie Fisher by Rosalind Friedman

In the summer of 2008, I received a press invitation that could not be ignored. On the way to Broadway, Carrie Fisher Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Broadway Box Office: “Hamilton” Soars to New Heights with a $3.3 Million Holiday Week by Roger Friedman

“Hamilton” just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Last week Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony winning Pulitzer Prize winning musical took in over $3.3 Categories: Featured Theate…

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Exclusive: Al Pacino, Judith Light Will Try Out Tennessee Williams Play Pre-Broadway Run by Roger Friedman

I broke the news about Al Pacino and Judith Light in “God Looked Away” last June. Then I told you in August Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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