Friday, August 16, 2019

Where to get ‘Hadestown’ star André De Shields’ fab threads by Barbara Hoffman

André De Shields, the Tony-winning star of “Hadestown,” is no stranger to hell: He’s been living in Hell’s Kitchen since 1983. Back then, the 73-year-old says, it was a frightening …

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Here’s hoping Vanessa Redgrave isn’t done with Broadway by Michael Riedel

Let’s hear it for the great Lois Smith, who rode to the rescue this week when “The Inheritance,” coming in from London, was missing a key cast member: Vanessa Redgrave. She won raves f…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

I created 38 crazy, fake dating profiles — and guys loved them by Barbara Hoffman

It started seven years ago, with a favor: One of Robyn Lynne Norris’ friends had signed up with OkCupid and asked her to review her online dating profile. Back then, Norris, a 20-something…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Broadway producer Ben Sprecher arrested on child porn charges by Stephanie Pagones

Broadway producer Ben Sprecher — the man behind the failed musical “Rebecca” — was arrested early Tuesday on charges of possession of child pornography, sources told The Post. Sprech…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Princess Diana musical will play Broadway in 2020 by Johnny Oleksinski

A new musical about the life of Princess Diana will open on Broadway next spring. Called simply “Diana,” the show follows Lady Diana Spencer to royal superstardom, family struggle and he…

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Friday, August 9, 2019

How to buy cheap Broadway tickets at any time: Insider’s guide to best deals by Savannah Di Giovanni

Broadway has started to seem like Billionaire’s Row, thanks to ever steeper ticket prices and sometimes shockingly inflated service fees. Before you break the bank for a seat on the aisle,…

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How to get discounted Broadway tickets by Savannah Di Giovanni

Coupon clippers and sale chasers, listen up! You no longer have to shell out the big bucks for your Broadway tickets. These discount websites, membership programs and handy tips will help yo…

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The 6 best apps to buy cheap Broadway tickets by Savannah Di Giovanni

Getting cheap rush tickets is, well, a rush — that is, if you don’t mind standing in line in the rain, praying the guy in front of you won’t snatch the last remaining seats. Guess what…

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How does TKTS work? Guide to buying cheap Broadway tickets by Savannah Di Giovanni

TKTS can be confusing, and not just because its name has no vowels. The go-to source for cheap same-day or next-day Broadway tickets sells what seats the box office has left for as much as 5…

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‘Pip’s Island’ is an eye-popping, quirky ‘Sleep No More’ for kids by Jane Ridley

Wearing their khaki adventurers’ vests and light-up bracelets, a dozen kids raise their little fists in defiance. “You’re horrible,” one of the braver ones shouts at the bad guy know…

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How to get Broadway rush tickets in NYC by Savannah Di Giovanni

The Post’s theater pros break down everything you need to know about scoring cheap tickets for last-minute Broadway shows in NYC. Here’s the insider’s guide to same-day rush tickets: W…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Review: ‘Bat Out of Hell: The Musical’ pummels the senses by Johnny Oleksinski

A radioactive “Romeo and Juliet,” set in a dystopian city whose teens are stuck in their current age forever.

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This musical theater wunderkind is only 12 years old by Princess Jones

Joshua Turchin’s gotten around. He sang as Flounder in a live performance of “The Little Mermaid” at the Hollywood Bowl, toured with the musical “A Christmas Story” and lent his vo…

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‘The Wrong Man’ is the underdog Broadway musical to watch by Michael Riedel

“Moulin Rouge,” “Jagged Little Pill” and “Tina: the Tina Turner Musical” are the new Broadway season’s major musical contenders. But keep your eye on a small, original show tha…

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Jake Gyllenhaal: Audiences for ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ bring me to tears by Barbara Hoffman

Before Jake Gyllenhaal appears in “Sea Wall/A Life” — even before the house lights dim — co-star Tom Sturridge is onstage for a pre-show that consists mainly of him drinking beer. Th…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Barry Manilow: I’ve never been a diva (unlike Faye Dunaway) by Michael Riedel

Barry Manilow, back on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne for a few weeks, came onstage at Tuesday’s opening night and cracked: “You weren’t expecting Faye Dunaway, were you?” Big laughs …

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hal Prince, famed ‘Phantom of the Opera’ director, dead at 91 by Barbara Hoffman

Dim all the marquee lights on Broadway — Harold Prince, the producer and director behind many of the American theater’s greatest musicals, died Wednesday at 91, after a brief illness. In…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge!’ review: NYC’s hottest nightclub is on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Who needs ecstasy when we’ve got this glitter bomb?

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‘OITNB’ star Annie Golden is Broadway’s punk-rock secret weapon by Barbara Hoffman

Annie Golden plays a mute on “Orange Is the New Black,” but over a recent lunch, the show’s Norma Romano is a regular chatterbox. How, after a breathless talking tour through her child…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Faye Dunaway fired from Broadway-bound ‘Tea at Five’ by Michael Riedel

Faye Dunaway has been fired from the Broadway-bound play “Tea at Five.” Dunaway, 78, was playing Katharine Hepburn in the one-woman play, set to open on Broadway next year. It had been p…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Jonathan Groff to lead ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ off-Broadway revival by Johnny Oleksinski

And it goes uptown! “Little Shop of Horrors,” the proudly weird sci-fi musical comedy with music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, is getting its first proper off-Broa…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Anne Hathaway’s mom kept her from becoming a ‘little monster’ by Barbara Hoffman

When she accepted the Golden Globe for “Les Misérables,” Anne Hathaway thanked her mother. The star was 8 when she saw Kate McCauley Hathaway play Fantine in the musical’s national to…

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How Encores! gives new life to fading Broadway musicals by Michael Riedel

After 20 years, Jack Viertel is giving up the job that everyone who loves musical theater covets: producing Encores! at City Center. As I shouldn’t have to remind my readers, Encores! pres…

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Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, ‘Sesame Street’ among 2019 Kennedy Center honorees by Variety

Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, “Sesame Street,” conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and R&B veterans Earth, Wind and Fire have been selected as the 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees. The kudos…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Paul McCartney wrote an ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ musical — and we’ve heard it by Johnny Oleksinski

Sir Paul McCartney could be leaving Abbey Road for Broadway. Over the past year, the Beatle has been writing a new musical, a stage version of the 1946 Frank Capra classic film “It’s A W…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber says ‘Cinderella’ musical coming to Broadway by Marisa Dellatto

Get ready to see some bibbidy, bobbity boo on Broadway. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of “Cinderella” is hitting New York City’s famed Great White Way in 2020. The king of musical…

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How to dance it up with Gwendoline Christie in London by Johnny Oleksinski

With a new Prime Minister on the horizon, Brexit looming and a recent Women’s World Cup loss to the United States, world-weary Londoners need an escape from the headlines. Good thing for t…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

‘Waitress’ to end four-year Broadway run by Barbara Hoffman

There go the pies. The Sara Bareilles musical “Waitress” will end its Broadway run on Jan. 5, the Hollywood Reporter announced, after nearly four years and countless turns by many guest …

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ gets a wild, animated makeover by Barbara Hoffman

Having been “bored s - - tless” the first time he saw “The Magic Flute,” Barrie Kosky hoped never to suffer through it again. Granted, he was only 11 at the time but, thanks to…

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Elizabeth Ashley: Hard-living Rip Torn was like ‘broken crystal’ by Michael Riedel

The first person I called after hearing Rip Torn died on Tuesday was Elizabeth Ashley, who knew him well. “I’m seeing so many R.I.P.’s for Rip,” the actress told me. “Are you f- …

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