Thursday, October 17, 2019

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ review: Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard get real by Johnny Oleksinski

Suddenly Seymour is standing beside you. Like, right beside you. “Little Shop of Horrors,” which opened Thursday night off-Broadway, is getting a much more intimate staging than when it …

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Eileen Atkins gives her usual brilliant performance in ‘The Height of the Storm’ by Michael Riedel

Eileen Atkins is the only Dame of the English theater who hasn’t been invited to lunch with the Queen at Sandringham House. All the other Dames — Judi (Dench), Maggie (Smith), Diana (Rig…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical headed to Broadway by Eric Hegedus

Robin Williams' shoes will be hard to fill.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

‘Soft Power’ review: A head-scratcher with a twerking Hillary Clinton by Johnny Oleksinski

Want to escape the 24-hour news cycle for a little while? Then head to the Public Theater, where Hillary Clinton tap-dances and twerks, and a gun-toting chorus sings “Make America Great Ag…

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How ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ puppeteers bring Audrey II to life by Barbara Hoffman

As a wise frog observed, it’s not easy being green. But, boy, Kermit — it’s sure fun to play a man-eating plant. So say the puppeteers behind Audrey II, the star — with Jonathan Grof…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Brian Cox used ‘muscle memory’ to tackle ‘The Great Society’ role by Michael Riedel

Brian Cox had no intention of tackling a meaty character like Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s “The Great Society.” He’d moved away from big theater roles to focus on part…

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Michael Jackson musical should stay away from Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

If they were smart, they’d beat it.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

‘Slave Play’ review: Broadway’s most thoughtful mess by Johnny Oleksinski

For a show that inspired a petition to have it canceled when it played downtown, the “Slave Play” that opened Sunday on Broadway delivers less a theatrical punch in the gut th…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Cameron Crowe discusses making his new musical, ‘Almost Famous’ by Michael Riedel

Cameron Crowe ran into Elton John last year at a party thrown by David Geffen. “I hear you’re doing a musical version of ‘Almost Famous,’” John said. “I love Tom Kitt” – Crow…

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Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ adds new cast members by Barbara Hoffman

What do the Man in Black of “Westworld,” a former Evan Hansen and a recurring “Fargo” figure have in common? Starting Nov. 5, they’ll all be in Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbir…

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Where’s the beef? ‘Scotland, Pa.’ serves up real food onstage by Barbara Hoffman

Want some fries with that murder? The fragrance of fast food is all over “Scotland, Pa.,” the Roundabout Theatre Company’s riff on “Macbeth.” Like the quirky, 2001 film of the same…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Boob job regret, daddy issues and other love travails of an elite actress by Christopher Cameron

Money can’t buy you love — or a healthy sex life. Just ask Long Island-born actress Lois Robbins. She’s one of those girls who seems to have it all: a wealthy upbringing, a rich husban…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

The real hitmaker behind Alan Menken’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by Michael Riedel

“Little Shop of Horrors” may be the most adorably creepy — and enduring — musicals of all time. It opened in 1982 at the small WPA Theater in Chelsea, then moved to the Orpheum on Se…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

‘RHOBH’ star Erika Jayne to make Broadway debut in ‘Chicago’ by Rob Bailey-Millado

The self-proclaimed "showgirl" is making her Broadway debut.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

‘Betrayal’ stars Hiddleston, Cox dish on being total theater geeks by Michael Riedel

Who knew Loki and Daredevil are the biggest theater geeks in town? Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil) are starring in the spare — but scorching — revival of Harold Pinter…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical sets Chicago premiere by Eric Hegedus

Gird your loins, Chicago — Miranda Priestly is heading your way. A highly-anticipated musical based on Lauren Weisberger’s bestselling 2003 novel “The Devil Wears Prada” — and the …

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

‘Slave Play’ may be provocative, but it sure isn’t selling tickets by Michael Riedel

The New York Times has a new darling: Jeremy O. Harris, whose “Slave Play” began previews Tuesday at the Golden Theatre after last year’s sold-out run at New York Theatre Workshop. The…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

A sexy Tom Hiddleston leads Broadway’s ‘Betrayal’ by Johnny Oleksinski

This a pretty low-key move for Loki. Tom Hiddleston, who plays the pale Marvel villain on-screen, is making his Broadway debut in an intimate, no-fuss revival of Harold Pinter’s “Betraya…

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Charming Irish musical ‘Sing Street’ is on the road to Broadway by Michael Riedel

The theater world’s buzzing about two off-the-grid musicals that could make the leap to Broadway in the spring. The other week I reported on “The Wrong Man,” by singer-songwriter Ross …

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Meet Zawe Ashton, Tom Hiddleston’s sexy ‘Betrayal’ co-star by Barbara Hoffman

Midway through Broadway’s “Betrayal,” Zawe Ashton has her eye on Tom Hiddleston’s melon. The “Avengers” star plays Robert, a man who’s just discovered that his best friend, Jer…

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Central Park ‘Hercules’ is a heartfelt wake-up call for Disney by Johnny Oleksinski

Disney’s still got heart. That’s easy to forget, because the studio that once taught kids to wish upon a star and to go fly a kite has turned into Cyberdyne Systems: an evil behemoth hel…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jelani Alladin was born to play ‘Hercules’ in Central Park by Johnny Oleksinski

When Jelani Alladin sings “Go the Distance” in the Central Park staging of Disney musical “Hercules,” the ballad isn’t only about a Greek god searching for purpose. “I feel like …

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

‘Hadestown’ star Reeve Carney brings musician siblings into spotlight by Eric Hegedus

Clearly, the Carney family talent pool didn’t stop with “Honeymooners” star Art Carney — or even with his great-nephew, “Hadestown” star Reeve Carney. The latest generation of th…

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‘Forbidden Broadway’ is back to skewer Cher, Bette Midler, ‘Tootsie’ by Michael Riedel

Brace yourself, theater people: Gerard Alessandrini, the merry skewer-er of all that you do, is coming back with “Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.” A New York institution since 1…

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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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