Thursday, November 9, 2017

'The Band's Visit': Theater Review by David Rooney

Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub share a quasi-romantic connection in the desert in this Middle Eastern musical by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses, based on the 2007 Israeli film.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

'Junk': Theater Review by David Rooney

Steven Pasquale plays a Junk Bond King in Pulitzer-winning 'Disgraced' author Ayad Akhtar's drama about the white-collar crimes behind the high-yield bonds and leveraged buyouts of the 1980s.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

'The Exorcist': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Ian McKellen plays a diabolical vocal role in this London stage premiere based on William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel and William Friedkin's classic 1973 horror movie.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

'Illyria': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Richard Nelson's play depicts the beginnings of the Public Theater and its free Shakespeare productions in Central Park under the leadership of Joe Papp.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

'The Red Shoes': Theater Review by David Rooney

Director-choreographer Matthew Bourne reimagines the classic Powell and Pressburger dance drama as a sumptuous full-length ballet, set to the music of Bernard Herrmann.

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'M. Butterfly': Theater Review by David Rooney

Julie Taymor directs Clive Owen and newcomer Jin Ha in David Henry Hwang's 1988 drama about a French diplomat embroiled in a romantic web of espionage and betrayal with a Beijing Opera perfo…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

'People, Places & Things': Theater Review by David Rooney

Denise Gough reprises the role that won her an Olivier Award in London, that of a drug- and alcohol-addicted actress spinning out of control before seeking help in Duncan Macmillan's raw dra…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

John Rando to Direct 'Gettin' the Band Back Together' Musical on Broadway

The comeback tale begins performances next July.read more

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Friday, August 11, 2017

'Hamilton' Launches Mobile App With Stickers, Camera Filters and Ticket Lottery

HamApp will soon include exclusive ticket access, augmented reality, an enhanced #EduHam experience and interactive karaoke tracks.read more

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Michael Moore Debuts One-Man Broadway Play With Gloria Steinem Chat

"There are two seats and two tiny opera gloves for him to wear," he said of inviting Trump to 'Terms of My Surrender.' "Even [Steve] Bannon can come, as long as he doesn't blow himself."read…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Why 'Hamilton' Almost Featured High-Tops, Dirt and a Giant Quill Onstage

Set designer David Korins and director Thomas Kail reveal the pieces that didn't make it into the room where it happens.read more

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'The Terms of My Surrender': Theater Review

Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore makes his Broadway debut with his one-man show 'The Terms of My Surrender,' mixing politics and autobiography. read more

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'Jersey Boys' Charts Off-Broadway Return in November

The musical, which tells the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, ended its 11-year run in January.read more

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Cristin Milioti to Star in Zoe Kazan's Off-Broadway Play 'After the Blast'

The post-apocalyptic play is set in the wake of total environmental disaster that pushes the human population to retreat underground.read more

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'Hamilton' and Its Innovative Education Program Arrive in Los Angeles

The production aims to give high schoolers a chance to experience the Broadway smash — and participate in a hands-on curriculum — but the 21-week run in Hollywood comes with fresh challe…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Broadway's Swing Musical 'Bandstand' to Close in September

'Hamilton' choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler helmed the show, which features swing music and pays tribute to World War II veterans.read more

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Bill Murray in Tears While Watching Broadway's 'Groundhog Day' Musical

"Just when you think it could get pedantic or serious, it comes at you with the joy of life. It's really good."read more

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Bruce Springsteen Sets Dates for Broadway Residency

"My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work."read more

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Broadway's 'Great Comet' Musical to Close After Casting Controversy by ,

The electro-pop opera, which is currently planning a national tour, will play its final performance on Sept. 3.read more

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'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Director on Working With Oprah and the "Draining" Emotional Scenes

George C. Wolfe says some of the biggest challenges entailed working in 95-degree heat and "incredibly intense emotional days" on set.read more

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Barbara Cook, Broadway Actress and Singer, Dies at 89

She died early Tuesday of respiratory failure at her home in Manhattan, surrounded by family and friends.read more

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Lea Salonga Joins Broadway Revival of 'Once on This Island'

Merle Dandridge, Quentin Earl Darrington and Alex Newell will also play island gods in the new staging of the beloved musical.read more

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Anna Camp to Join Elizabeth McGovern in Broadway's 'Time and the Conways'

Steven Boyer and Gabriel Ebert have also signed on for Rebecca Taichman's revival of J.B. Priestley's 1937 drama.read more

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Amy Schumer to Star in Steve Martin's Broadway Play 'Meteor Shower'

Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti and Alan Tudyk also star in the new stage comedy.read more

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Elizabeth McGovern Looks Back in Broadway's 'Time and the Conways' Teaser (Exclusive Video)

The 'Downton Abbey' actress stars in the revival, which begins performances Sept. 14.read more

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time': Theater Review

Winner of five Tony Awards, this innovatiive adaptation of the bestselling novel 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,' staged by 'War Horse' director Marianne Elliott, doesn't…

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'Apologia': Theater Review

Stockard Channing stars as a tough-minded radical intellectual in Alexi Kaye Campbell's drama, 'Apologia,' directed by Jamie Lloyd. read more

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Friday, August 4, 2017

How Keegan-Michael Key Handles Nearly Four Hours of 'Hamlet' Off-Broadway

The comic of 'Key & Peele' fame tells THR of his Shakespearean training, onstage convulsing and special preparations involving his co-star, Oscar Isaac.read more

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Broadway's 'Falsettos,' 'Indecent' Get On-Demand Debuts

The recordings will be available on the theater streaming service BroadwayHD.read more

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

'A Parallelogram': Theater Review

A woman discovers she has the ability to change time in 'A Paraellologram,' the new dark comedy by Bruce Norris, the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning author of 'Clybourne Park.'read more

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Carrie Coon to Return to New York Stage in 'Mary Jane'

The Emmy-nominated breakout star of 'Fargo' and 'The Leftovers' has signed on to the lead role in Amy Herzog's new play, opening off-Broadway in September. read more

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