Thursday, April 11, 2024

CAA Appoints New Managing Directors, Changes Up Board by Caitlin Huston

Creative Artists Agency has appointed nine managing directors and changed up its agency board membership.  The new managing directors include Rob Light, Howard Nuchow, Joe Cohen, Michael Le…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:30PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Jane Fonda Teams With Gallerist Larry Gagosian for Art Sale That Takes on Big Oil by Kirsten Chuba

“When Jane Fonda calls, you show up,” explained John Legend, tickling the ivories in front of a large crowd of glittery art lovers, environmentalists and celebs. “Wouldn’t you?” Th…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:53PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Broadway Openings Crowd Theaters As Hopefuls Aim for Tony Nominations by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Award nominations are set to take place April 30, and in the lead up, the month is jam-packed with Broadway openings, with 14 taking place over the course of 11 days.  While the da…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:22AM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Rooster Teeth Podcast Network Sold to Night Talent Agency by Caitlin Huston

Night, the talent management company that represents YouTubers and Twitch Streamers, has acquired the Roost Podcast Network from Warner Bros. Discovery.  As part of the acquisition, Night w…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:20PM

Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga to Star in Sondheim’s ‘Old Friends’ on Broadway, in LA by Caitlin Huston

Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga will star in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles before landing on Broadway next March.  The musical revue of Sondheim�…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:26PM

Jonathan Majors Sentenced to 52-Week Domestic Violence Intervention Program by Caitlin Huston

Jonathan Majors was sentenced to a 52-week in-person domestic violence intervention program after being convicted of reckless assault in the third degree and harassment in December.  The ch…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:29AM
Saturday, April 6, 2024

Rachel McAdams “Can’t Wait” to Watch ‘The Notebook’ on Broadway by Christy Pina

Rachel McAdams may not be in The Notebook on Broadway, but that doesn’t mean she’s any less excited about the show. During a conversation with Broadway.com editor-in-chief Paul Wontorek …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:36PM
Friday, April 5, 2024

‘100 Years of MGM Studios and the Golden Age of Hollywood’ Exhibit Opens at Hollywood Heritage Museum by Kirsten Chuba

The preview opening of the new exhibit Meet the Stars: 100 Years of MGM Studios and the Golden Age of Hollywood on Thursday night was a crowded, buzzing affair. Held at the Hollywood Heritag…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:28PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Bob Iger: Disney’s Job Is “Not to Advance Any Kind of Agenda” by Caitlin Huston

Asked whether Disney would stay out of politics, CEO Bob Iger said that the company is not out to “advance any kind of agenda,” but rather is focused on entertainment.  “Our job is to…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:44PM

While Patti Lupone Vows She’ll Never Do Another Musical, She Is Singing Soon Onstage in L.A. by Degen Pener

Musical theater legend Patti LuPone may have sung her last show. “I don’t know if I’ll ever do another Broadway musical cause I just don’t think they’re very good right now. They…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:02PM

Christopher Durang, Playwright and Tony Winner for ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,’ Dies at 75 by Lexy Perez

Playwright Christopher Durang, a master of satire and black comedy who won a Tony Award for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist with Miss Witherspoon, has d…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:47PM

Critic’s Notebook: Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ Is Haunted by Ghosts of Rejection by Lovia Gyarkye

The music superstar's latest studio album, the second act of a planned trilogy, addresses detractors while doubling down on her country roots.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:00PM

Ryan O’Connell to Release Essay Collection (Exclusive) by Lexy Perez

Ryan O’Connell is set to release a new book. The Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Award-winning writer, actor, and producer’s debut collection of essays was acquired by St. Martin’s Pr…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:00AM

Alex Cooper to Host Watch Parties From the Paris Olympic Games for Peacock by Caitlin Huston

Alex Cooper, the creator and host of the popular Call Her Daddy podcast, will host a series of interactive watch parties from the Paris Olympic Games on Peacock this summer.  Under the titl…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00AM

Jim Parsons, Katie Holmes, Zoey Deutch to Star in ‘Our Town’ Revival on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch and Katie Holmes will star in the Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town this fall. In the production, directed by Kenny Leon, Parsons will play the role o…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Musicians Vote to Ratify New Contract With Studios, Including Streaming Residuals by Caitlin Huston

Members of the American Federation of Musicians voted to ratify the union’s agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The agreement, which covers basic theatr…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:06PM
Monday, April 1, 2024

Michael Stuhlbarg “Feels Fine” After Attack in Central Park, Will Appear in Broadway Show Tonight by Caitlin Huston

Actor Michael Stuhlbarg will perform in the first preview of Patriots on Broadway on Monday after being attacked near Central Park on Sunday evening, according to a spokesperson for the prod…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:18PM

‘Las Culturistas’ Culture Awards Hosts Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers on Show’s New Venue for 2024 by Caitlin Huston

The Las Culturistas Culture Awards, hosted by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers, is moving to the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn for its third annual show satirizing and celebrating moments in culture t…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Universal Music Group Partners With Spotify to Offer Artists More Promotional Tools by Caitlin Huston

Universal Music Group has expanded its relationship with Spotify to involve more promotional tools for musicians and greater distribution, amid its dispute with TikTok.  As part of the part…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Ariana DeBose Returns to Host 2024 Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

Ariana DeBose will return as the host of the 77th Annual Tony Awards in June.  This marks the third time The West Side Story star has hosted the awards show, which will take place on June 1…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:00PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

UTA Hires Eric Iverson as Chief Technology Officer by Caitlin Huston

Talent agency UTA has hired Eric Iverson as its chief technology officer.  Iverson joins UTA from Amazon MGM Studios, where he led the division’s product, user experience and AI strategy.…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:15PM
Monday, March 25, 2024

Nelson Peltz Criticizes Disney’s “Woke” Film Strategy With ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Marvels’ by Caitlin Huston

As the Disney board proxy fight nears its deciding day, activist investor Nelson Peltz is taking aim at what he calls the company’s “woke” film strategy, particularly as it pertains to…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:42PM
Friday, March 22, 2024

Julianna Margulies, Peter Gallagher to Star on Broadway in New Delia Ephron Play by Caitlin Huston

Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher will star in a new Delia Ephron play on Broadway this fall.  The new play, called Left on Tenth and based on Ephron’s memoir,  will be directed by …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:54PM

Andrew Rannells, Katie Brayben to Star in ‘Tammy Faye’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Andrew Rannells and Katie Brayben will reprise their roles in the musical Tammy Faye on Broadway this fall.  The production, which features music by Elton John, will play the newly renovate…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Audacy Reorganizes Podcast Division, Sunsets Cadence13 Brand by Caitlin Huston

Radio broadcast company Audacy is reorganizing its podcast division under the new branding of Audacy Podcasts.  As part of the move, the company will be sunsetting the brand names of Cadenc…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:43PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Portland’s New Tomorrow Theater Attracts David Byrne, Ruth E. Carter With ‘Carte Blanche’ Series by Melinda Sheckells

A 300-seat theater on Southeast Division Street in Portland with a curious past is giving notable talents such as David Byrne and Ruth E. Carter a new stage on which to tell their stories: t…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:49PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

NBCUniversal Media Group Promotes David Pietrycha to Chief Business Officer by Caitlin Huston

NBCUniversal Media Group executive David Pietrycha has been promoted to the role of chief business officer.  Pietrycha, who was previously executive vice president of strategy and business …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:37PM

Jonathan Majors Sued By Ex-Girlfriend Grace Jabbari for Defamation, Assault and Battery  by Caitlin Huston

Fallout from a New York jury’s conviction of Jonathan Majors for misdemeanor reckless assault and harassment has erupted in a lawsuit against the actor from ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari, wh…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:16PM

Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Illinoise’ Musical Will Move to Broadway in April by Caitlin Huston

Illinoise, a theatrical adaptation of Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 album, will move to Broadway in April, slipping in under the wire for this season’s Tony Awards consideration.  The musical, w…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00AM
Monday, March 18, 2024

‘An Enemy of the People’ Review: Jeremy Strong and Michael Imperioli Set Off Sparks in Visceral Distillation of 1882 Ibsen Drama by David Rooney

Sam Gold directs the Broadway revival in a new adaptation by Amy Herzog, who penned last year’s scorching update of the Norwegian dramatist’s ‘A Doll’s House.’

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00PM

Ben Platt to Play Concert Residency at Refurbished Palace Theatre on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Ben Platt will play a concert residency at the newly remodeled Palace Theatre on Broadway. The three-week residency, which runs from May 28 through June 15, will feature selections from Plat…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards