Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Larry Kramer, who hated critics, is why I became one by Johnny Oleksinski

Larry was a nice guy … is not a sentence you’ll be reading much today.

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Larry Kramer, AIDS activist and ‘Normal Heart’ playwright, dies at 84 by Johnny Oleksinski

Larry Kramer, the pioneering New York AIDS activist who used pamphlets, novels, Broadway plays and ire to spread his lifesaving message, died Wednesday. He was 84. His husband, David Webster…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Steven Spielberg taking ‘Smash’ musical, based on NBC series, to Broadway by Variety

The Broadway musical-within-a-musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe will deviate from the series, though.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Shakespeare’s Globe theater may permanently close due to coronavirus by Lia Eustachewich

Shakespeare’s Globe theater in London could be shuttered permanently because of coronavirus restrictions. The art space, a reconstruction of the original playhouse where William Shakespear…

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Friday, May 15, 2020

CBS will air singalong ‘Grease’ instead of the Tony Awards by Johnny Oleksinski

It’s not so much the one that we want, but the one that we got saddled with.

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‘Some Like It Hot’ musical coming to Broadway by Variety

A new musical based on the classic film “Some Like It Hot” will premiere on Broadway.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

‘Frozen the Musical’ closes amid Broadway’s coronavirus shutdown by Johnny Oleksinski

The $30M musical becomes the third show let go during the crisis.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Michael Jackson musical ‘MJ’ moved to spring 2021 due to coronavirus by Deadline

Previews begin Monday, March 8, 2021, with opening night on April 15.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Broadway closure extended at least through Labor Day by Hannah Frishberg

Now the show won't go on again until at least Tuesday, September 8.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Broadway insiders say 2020 Tony Awards could be canceled by Variety

For the past seven decades, the show has always gone on for the Tony Awards, which honor the best Broadway performances and productions. But with the 74th edition being postponed from its pl…

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Broadway actors dig deep to weather storm during coronavirus shutdown by Melanie Gray

“Les Miserables” Tony nominee Judy Kuhn was three weeks away from being eligible for health insurance when rehearsals for her off-Broadway show shut down because of the coronavirus. Stil…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Broadway theater producers working with Cuomo on re-opening process by Deadline

The state and the theater industry are working closely on how to re-start.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Sara Bareilles and Jessie Mueller sing to help pay Nick Cordero’s hospital bills by Johnny Oleksinski

The cast of Broadway’s “Waitress” is serving hope for actor Nick Cordero.

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Bernard Gersten, Lincoln Center theater executive producer, dead at 97 by Deadline

Bernard Gersten died today at his home in Manhattan of pancreatic cancer. He was 97.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

‘Mandalorian,’ ‘Come From Away’ stars dish about quarantining with their dog by Barbara Hoffman

"We're getting more attuned — no pun intended! — to singing together."

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Stratford Festival is streaming Shakespeare plays for free by Johnny Oleksinski

Bored at home? Starting tonight, you can be Bard at home instead.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020

Broadway star Andrea Macasaet hosts ‘Karaoke and Chill’ during lockdown by Barbara Hoffman

Welcome to “Karaoke and Chill,” Andrea Macasaet’s two-week, self-recorded marathon.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Shakespeare in the Park canceled for the first time in 58 years by Johnny Oleksinski

This marks the first time the popular free event won't be held in its 58-year history.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Wynn Handman, theater founder and star teacher, dies of coronavirus at 97 by Deadline

Students included Alec Baldwin, Allison Janney, Denzel Washington and Burt Reynolds.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Kristin Chenoweth is a singing Carole Baskin in ‘Tiger King: The Musical’ by Johnny Oleksinski

You can indulge your inner mullet with "Tiger King: The Musical."

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020

‘Company’ producer strives to keep it together by Michael Riedel

Like every theater producer, Chris Harper, who’s behind the buzzy London revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” is bucking up his cast, holding his investors together, and waiting …

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Terrence McNally loomed large through ups, downs on Broadway by Michael Riedel

The coronavirus continues to devastate Broadway. Two highly anticipated plays — “Hangmen” and the revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” — have been scuttled. Actors are …

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2020 Tony Awards postponed due to the coronavirus by Johnny Oleksinski

The 2020 Tony Awards, originally scheduled to air Sunday, June 7, on CBS, will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman announced Wednesday. The statement said that a new …

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

‘Jaws’ stage musical set for Paper Mill Playhouse in summer 2021 by Eric Hegedus

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theater.

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Playwright Terrence McNally dead of coronavirus complications at 81 by Barbara Hoffman

Terrence McNally, a prolific playwright whose love of opera and compassion for human frailties wove their way into many of his works, died March 24 from complications of the coronavirus in a…

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