Wednesday, May 24, 2017

'Building the Wall': Theater Review

James Badge Dale and Tamara Tunie star in 'Building the Wall,' a dystopian drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, author of 'All the Way' and co-screenwriter of 'Hacksaw Ridge.'rea…

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'Woyzeck': Theater Review

Returning to the London stage for the first time since 'Star Wars' upped his fame, John Boyega is the tortured soldier on a downward spiral in Georg Buchner’s working-class tragedy 'Woyzec…

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'The Band's Visit' Set for Broadway

The new musical by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses, based on the 2007 Israeli film about the gentlest of culture clashes, will transfer in the fall, after picking up rave reviews and a string …

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

'Can You Forgive Her?': Theater Review

Amber Tamblyn makes her New York stage debut in 'Can you Forgive Her?,' Gina Gionfriddo's dark comedy about two couples struggling with relationship issues. read more

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Disney's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Theater's Board of Directors

The executive joins the nonprofit's board ahead of its inaugural Broadway season, launching with 'Lobby Hero' starring Chris Evans and Michael Cera.read more

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

'The Whirligig': Theater Review

The friends and family members of a dying 23-year-old girl interact in 'The Whirligig," a comedy-drama written by actor Hamish Linklater. read more

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Friday, May 19, 2017

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Andrew Rannells ('Girls' and 'Falsettos')

The fast-rising stage and screen star reflects on entering showbiz as an out gay man, how his Tony-nominated 'Book of Mormon' perf led Lena Dunham to hire him for her groundbreaking HBO seri…

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Glenda Jackson to Return to Broadway After 30 Years in 'Three Tall Women'

Laurie Metcalf will also star in the spring run of Edward Albee's Pulitzer-winning play, directed by Joe Mantello.read more

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

'King Kong' Musical to Bow on Broadway in Fall 2018

The Olivier-winning playwright of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is penning the book of the long-gestating stage show.read more

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Idina Menzel to Return to New York Stage in 'Skintight'

The Tony Award winner will star off-Broadway in Joshua Harmon's new play about beauty, youth and sex, beginning performances in May 2018. read more

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Monday, May 15, 2017

'Star Wars' Breakout John Boyega Reconnects With His Stage Roots as 'Woyzeck'

The actor takes time out from a soaring film career for his first theater lead, in a Cold War revamp of Buchner's classic working-class tragedy about a dehumanized soldier. read more

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tonys: On the Town With 4 Weeks to Go

THR's awards columnist discusses the library where Broadway shows live on long after they've closed, potential spoilers in the best play and best musical races, the general lack of respect f…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Critic's Notebook: Alec Baldwin Tackles Rex Tillerson in One-Off Play

A superb cast including Alec Baldwin (not playing you know who) and Ellen Burstyn (playing Elizabeth Warren) appeared in this one-night-only staged reading of excerpts from Trump's cabinet c…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

'Actually': Theater Review

Jerry MacKinnon and Samantha Ressler star in 'Actually,' Anna Ziegler's world-premiere two-hander at The Geffen Playhouse, which attempts to tackle the troubling issue of campus rape. read m…

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Tina Fey Teases 'Mean Girls' Musical, 'Kimmy Schmidt' Season 3 Jokes

The writer-actress joined her former "Weekend Update" co-host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday's 'Tonight Show,' where the pair played a game and Fey joined the show's Ragtime Gals group.read more

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Tony Awards: Rachel Bay Jones' 'Dear Evan Hansen' Nomination Caps Three-Decade Quest

Thirty years after first setting out for New York, it's finally "go-time" for the co-star of the Broadway smash that earned nine nominations. read more

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Patti LuPone Says Madonna "Should Not Be on Film or on Stage"

"She's dead behind the eyes. She couldn't act her way out of a paper bag," the Broadway actress told Andy Cohen of the Queen of Pop. "She's a wonderful performer for what she does, but she i…

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Elizabeth McGovern Books Broadway Return in 'Time and the Conways'

The 'Downton Abbey' star will head the cast of J.B. Priestley's 1937 play in a Roundabout Theatre Company revival directed by current Tony nominee Rebecca Taichman. read more

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hamptons Film Festival: Julie Andrews to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The festival's celebration of the Oscar-winning actress will include a screening of 'Victor Victoria' followed by a conversation with HIFF co-chairman Alec Baldwin.read more

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'The Glass Menagerie' to Close Early Despite Tony Nomination for Sally Field

The critically divisive Tennessee Williams revival will fold May 21, six weeks ahead of schedule, in what is proving to be an uncommonly tough season for plays on Broadway. read more

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Monday, May 8, 2017

'Oslo,' 'The Band's Visit' Take New York Drama Critics Circle Honors

The group's annual award for best play was an unusually close race, with strong support also for 'A Doll's House, Part 2,' 'Sweat' and 'A Life.' read more

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'Archduke': Theater Review

Playwright Rajiv Joseph, whose flair for adventurous subject matter has been evident in works like 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' and 'Guards at the Taj,' finds outrageous laughs in the o…

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Mark Rylance Returning to Broadway in 'Farinelli and the King'

The Oscar winner and three-time Tony winner will star in a New York transfer of the Shakespeare's Globe production of Claire van Kampen's play with music, beginning performances in December.…

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

'The Band's Visit,' 'Oslo' Take Top Off-Broadway Season Honors

Outstanding revival at the 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards went to the site-specific staging of 'Sweeney Todd' in a traditional pie shop, while acting honorees included Jennifer Ehle and B…

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Tonys: On the Town With 5 Weeks to Go

THR's awards columnist discusses the significance (or lack thereof) of pre-Tonys awards, the shows that have (and haven't) been able to overcome Tonys snubs at the box office, the view from …

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Friday, May 5, 2017

'Angels in America': Theater Review

Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane headline a return to the National Theatre for 'Angels in America,' Tony Kushner’s landmark opus set in New York at the height of the AIDS crisis. read more

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

'The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui': Theater Review

British comedy veteran Lenny Henry stars in this topical revival of Bertolt Brecht’s classic political satire, 'The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui,' about a fascist demagogue and his alt-rig…

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'Pacific Overtures': Theater Review

Stephen Sondheim's 1976 musical about the Westernization of Japan, 'Pacific Overtures,' a unique work even by the composer's adventurous standards, gets minimalist treatment in John Doyle's …

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'Amelie' Musical Is First 2017 Tony Awards Casualty

The stage adaptation of the 2001 French film scored zero nominations, prompting the decision to close just seven weeks after opening to mixed reviews and modest business. read more

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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Confirms Broadway Opening

The two-part play continuing the J.K. Rowling saga, which recently won a record nine Olivier Awards in London, will open April 22 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre. read more

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Laurie Metcalf Pushes for 'Roseanne' Revival at Tony Awards Nominees Reception

Condola Rashad recalled her unconventional stage debut, Chris Cooper shared a personal motivation and the 'Come From Away' talked performing for Justin Trudeau.read more

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