Friday, October 19, 2018

How Michael Cera and Lucas Hedges became wise-cracking BFFs by Johnny Oleksinski

Lucas Hedges and Michael Cera play allies in Broadway’s “The Waverly Gallery,” but offstage, they’re practically a vaudeville act. And while they’ve both been around — Hedges was…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Record number of kids and teens are attending Broadway shows by Chris Perez

The average age of Broadway theatergoers this year was the lowest it’s been in almost two decades, according to an annual demographics report. Officials also saw a record number of kid…

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Daniel Radcliffe gets his facts straight in ‘Lifespan’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

They’re Broadway’s new odd couple: an eager-beaver fact-checker and an arrogant author who treats the truth like Silly Putty. That’s the setup for “The Lifespan of a Fact,” the so-…

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Could Temptations musical be Broadway’s next ‘Dreamgirls’? by Michael Riedel

A little tip if you want to see a show before it takes off and prices go sky-high: It ain’t too soon to grab tickets to “Ain’t Too Proud.” This new musical, about the Temptations, ha…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Stage star Angelica Page gets smacked with leaves at Turkish baths by Barbara Hoffman

“I grew up with my legendary parents in the Chelsea brownstone that had ‘Torn Page’ as the nameplate on our buzzer,” says Angelica Page. These days, the 54-year-old actress daughter …

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tituss Burgess is bringing another Whitney Houston movie to the stage by Michael Riedel

Tituss Burgess, enjoying small-screen fame as the struggling actor of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” is also the driving creative force behind “The Preacher’s Wife,” a ne…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The London shows that should come to NYC — and the ones that shouldn’t by Johnny Oleksinski

They’re Brexiting all the way to New York. “The Nap,” “Girl From the North Country” and “The Ferryman” are just a few of the shows that have leaped across the pond and land…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Bob Dylan’s music may take over The Boss’ Broadway theater by Michael Riedel

Bob Dylan has signed off on moving “Girl From the North Country,” a new musical fashioned around his song catalog, to Broadway in the spring, sources tell The Post. The musical, which de…

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The secret behind Mandy Patinkin’s stylish beard game by Barbara Hoffman

Before he became Saul on TV’s “Homeland” — even before his Inigo Montoya pledged vengeance in “The Princess Bride” — Mandy Patinkin was a creature of the theater. With a tenor …

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Friday, September 28, 2018

That time Audra McDonald went into labor at brunch by Barbara Hoffman

Audra McDonald didn’t get to Carnegie Hall until she was at Juilliard, when she saw Ella Fitzgerald sing there. “A friend of mine calls it an upside-down wedding cake,” she recalls of …

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Broadway star Janet McTeer to #MeToo offenders: ‘I’d punch you!’ by Barbara Hoffman

Never mind that Sarah Bernhardt — the towering actress of her day — was scarcely more than 5 feet tall. Janet McTeer stands nearly 6-feet-1, but that hasn’t stopped her from playing Be…

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Tony winner Katrina Lenk sparks revival talk for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Song and Dance’ by Michael Riedel

The American Theatre Wing threw a jolly bash Monday night honoring Andrew Lloyd Webber, who’s endowed a program to bring arts into schools. Lloyd Webber had the best line of the night when…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The hottest ticket for theater lovers is 86-year-old Elaine May by Michael Riedel

Tourists have King Kong, Daniel Radcliffe and a show about Cher this season. Theater buffs and lovers of classic comedy have something even better: Elaine May’s first Broadway appearance i…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Early Tony buzz for Broadway-bound ‘Tootsie’ musical by Michael Riedel

With only a couple of previews in Chicago under its corset, “Tootsie” is shaping up to be a hit. Buzz was building during rehearsals for Santino Fontana, as the main character, and it ex…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Penn Badgley: My character in ‘You’ is really ‘creepy’ by Michael Riedel

Penn Badgley didn’t mean to step away from the spotlight for six years. But since “Gossip Girl” ended in 2012, he hasn’t had another starring TV role until now. “I didn’t anticip…

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The buzziest shows on Broadway this season by Michael Riedel

Time to raise the curtain on the shows headed to Broadway this season. Here are some notable titles: Get tickets now Kenneth Lonergan’s plays age well. Last season’s revival of “Lobby …

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Broadway lights will dim for ‘Odd Couple’ Pigeon sister by Barbara Hoffman

Broadway will dim its lights Wednesday night for Carole Shelley, the Tony-winning actress who — despite playing dozens of roles in her storied career — will probably be remembered best a…

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Al Roker headed back to Broadway with singing role in ‘Waitress’ by Barbara Hoffman

The forecast for Broadway this fall: Al Roker with a sprinkling of pie. The venerable “Today” weatherman is the latest to join the cast of Sara Bareilles’ “Waitress.” From Oct. 5 t…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

When Neil Simon nearly gave up on Broadway by Michael Riedel

Neil Simon was the most successful playwright in Broadway history, racking up some 9,000 performances — and many millions of dollars — with hits such as “The Odd Couple,” “The Suns…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

‘Pretty Woman’ star dishes about having ‘sex’ on stage by Barbara Hoffman

It’s not every woman who could pull on Julia Roberts’ thigh-high, vinyl boots night after night (and some afternoons), but Samantha Barks is doing just that in Broadway’s “Pretty…

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How these late theater greats changed Broadway forever by Michael Riedel

Not to drop a name, but I was at a dinner party once with Robert De Niro (thump!) who said the actress he admired most was Barbara Harris. De Niro was a student at the Actors Studio in New Y…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

‘Pretty Woman’ musical just feels wrong in the #MeToo era by Joe Dziemianowicz

The hooker with the heart of gold is singing a new tune — but it’s the same old icky story. “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” which opened Thursday on Broadway, boasts slick direction and…

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What could be the hottest show on Broadway still lacks star power by Michael Riedel

Without a star above the title, it’s hard for a new American play to get to Broadway. That’s the number-one gripe that producers, agents, investors and actors have about the business. Ye…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

What will happen to the Tonys if Les Moonves leaves CBS by Michael Riedel

Les Moonves, the embattled head of CBS, once told me: “The Tony Awards are part of this network’s heritage. The telecast is a money-loser for CBS, but there are certain things that are m…

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Friday, August 3, 2018

How ‘Carousel’ star Renée Fleming relaxes between shows by Barbara Hoffman

Opera great Renée Fleming has four Grammys and the distinction of inspiring a dessert: a chocolate confection Daniel Boulud dubbed La Diva Renée. These days, the 59-year-old soprano’s be…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The hype around ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ is growing by Michael Riedel

Moolah-la: They’re sure spending a lot of money on “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s vertigo-inducing movie musical is budgeted at $30 million — a…

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‘Titanic’ musical production on lake has set that actually sinks by Fox News

A production of the musical “Titanic” is setting sail near Atlanta, but there’s a big twist. For the first time in history, the production is being staged on a lake — and the ship is…

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Actors recall living in fear of Jerome Robbins -- yet dying to work with him by Barbara Hoffman

It’s a legend that even now, 20 years after Jerome Robbins’ death, threatens to define him: While berating his actors, he stepped farther and farther back on stage until he toppled into …

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Gwyneth Paltrow’s musical ‘Head Over Heels’ is on thin ice by Michael Riedel

Broadway producer Gwyneth Paltrow skipped Thursday night’s opening of her show, “Head Over Heels,” the Go-Go’s musical, at the Hudson Theatre. Word is she stayed in Montauk, making w…

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Go-Go’s musical ‘Head Over Heels’ hasn’t got the beat by Johnny Oleksinski

Intermission, all I ever wanted! The new musical “Head Over Heels,” which opened Thursday on Broadway, takes the songs of ’80s American girl group the Go-Go’s, plops them in a Britis…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Inside ‘Chicago’ actor’s final rehearsal before suicide by Michael Riedel

How bad was the rehearsal that some say caused Jeff Loeffelholz, the longtime standby at “Chicago,” to kill himself? The actor’s handwritten notes, which friends spearheading a “Just…

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