Friday, April 30, 2021

‘A Picture of Autumn’ Review: The Waning Days of Aristocracy by Terry Teachout

Mint is webcasting “A Picture of Autumn” as part of a series of broadcast-quality archival videos taped at live performances, and the strong impression the play made on me when I first s…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 10:43AM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Keep the (Virtual) Crowds Coming - WSJ by Terry Teachout

A case in point is New York’s Mint Theatre Company, a small but distinguished troupe that performs in an 88-seat off-Broadway house. During the past year, the Mint has webcast free broadca…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 09:35AM
Friday, March 5, 2021

‘Bad Dates’ Review: Stumbling Down Memory Lane by Terry Teachout

“Bad Dates” never fails to give great pleasure in the hands of an appealing actor and a solid production team, and Andréa Burns and her George Street colleagues are all that and much, m…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 12:05PM
Thursday, February 18, 2021

‘Katie Roche’ and ‘The Book of Magdalene’ Reviews: A Pair of Saints - WSJ by Terry Teachout

One of the few happy surprises of 2020 was the Mint Theater Company’s announcement that it had built up a private stockpile of broadcast-quality archival videos of its past productions and…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 07:02PM
Monday, November 18, 2019

David Byrne Is Burning Up Broadway by Charles Passy

‘American Utopia’ is the latest show led by a music legend that has been embraced by New York audiences

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 07:40PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Theater Patrons Not Going Gaga Over Go-Go’s Musical by Charles Passy

‘Head Over Heels,’ a new Broadway show featuring music by the 1980s all-female band, has posted weak ticket sales in previews

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 01:20PM
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Michael Jackson Show Waiting in the Wings on Broadway

A Broadway show featuring songs by pop star Michael Jackson is expected to open in 2020.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 10:24AM
Monday, June 11, 2018

'Band's Visit,' 'Harry Potter' Win Big at the Tony Awards

“The Band’s Visit,” the tale of an Egyptian orchestra’s accidental foray into an Israeli town, was the big winner at the Tony Awards, while “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 12:29AM
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Review: ANDRUS NICHOLS in Athol Fugard's "A Lesson From Aloes" at Hartford Stage Where Trust is Scarce! by Terry Teachout

Hartford Stage didn't exactly need to be put on the map but in his seven year run Artistic Director DARKO TRESNJAK has made them one of New England's most admired theatre companies!

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 04:15PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Is 'Margaritaville' Wasting Away on Broadway?

‘Escape to Margaritaville,’ the musical based on the tropical-minded catalog of singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, isn’t drumming up booming box-office business.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 12:06AM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Broadway vs. London: James McArdle of 'Angels in America' Explains

Scottish actor James McArdle discusses the differences between performing in Tony Kushner’s epic, two-part play, “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” in New York and …

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 01:04AM
Monday, April 2, 2018

'Frozen' a Hot Ticket on Broadway

The new musical “Frozen” grossed $2.2 million for the week ended this past Sunday, vaulting into the top ranks of the Broadway box office, despite getting mixed reviews.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 06:59PM
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The ‘Tina Fey Factor’ Boosts Broadway Ticket Sales by Charles Passy

‘Mean Girls’ sells out and grosses $2.6 million in first two weeks of previews

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 04:14PM
Friday, March 23, 2018

Actress Denise Gough is Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut

The Irish stage actress has emerged as the electrifying breakout star in ‘Angels in America.’

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 09:58AM
Monday, March 12, 2018

'Broadway Baby Mamas' Give Voice to Working Moms in Theater

Formed in 2015, the ‘Broadway Baby Mamas’ group has 200-plus members and is dedicated to supporting working mothers in the New York theater community.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 06:17PM
Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Great Tuba Crime Wave

The tuba, the biggest and lowest-pitched among the brass family, can run from around $2,000 for beginner band models to more than $20,000 for specialized professional versions, says Martin E…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 12:32PM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hey, What's That Opera Legend Doing on Broadway?

More opera stars are appearing in Broadway shows these days as the artistic barriers between the musical worlds are toppling.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 03:08PM
Thursday, February 1, 2018

New York Plot: Turning Broadway Flops Into Big Hits on Bare Budgets

New York City Center’s ‘Encore!’ series introduces “Hey, Look Me Over!,” a revue-style production that opens on Feb. 7 and features excerpts from more than a half-dozen largely for…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 12:16PM
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Carnegie Hall To Celebrate the 'Musical Legacies' of Immigrants

‘Migrations: The Making of America’—a citywide festival that ‘traces the movements of people’ to and within the U.S.—will anchor Carnegie Hall’s 2018-19 season.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 12:00PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Broadway Underdog 'Play That Goes Wrong' (Finally) Hits the Right Note

“The Play That Goes Wrong,” which producers thought they might have to shut down a few months ago, just reported its best sales week ever and has extended its stay on Broadway until at l…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 06:03PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

City Ballet Leader Retires After Claims of Misconduct

Just weeks after taking a leave of absence from his post as ballet master-in-chief at the New York City Ballet, Peter Martins announced his retirement on Monday.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 12:43AM
Monday, December 18, 2017

Broadway Producers Announce Shows Way in Advance

Several Broadway producers have announced shows for the coming season, if not beyond. In some cases, they are spreading the word without having a theater, opening date or casting in place.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 06:18PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Nonprofits Are Tapping Outside Firms To Conduct Internal Probes

The Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet have hired outside law firms to conduct internal investigations after sexual-harassment allegations were lodged against powerful figures a…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 05:44PM
Monday, November 20, 2017

Broadway Ticket Sales Outpacing Last Season

Halfway through the 2017-18 season, ticket sales for shows are up by 18% over the previous season’s midpoint tally, according to the Broadway League.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 07:34PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

At the Metropolitan Opera, Sheep Take Center Stage

For the contemporary opera, “The Exterminating Angel,” the Metropolitan Opera sets an unsettling mood by having patrons enter with sheep on the stage.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 06:31PM
Monday, October 23, 2017

Michael Moore's Broadway Show Falls Short at the Box Office

Film director Michael Moore’s politically liberal-minded show, “The Terms of My Surrender,” which closed this past weekend, failed to wow at the box office.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 08:31PM
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New York City Launches New Artist-in-Residency Programs

The city’s Department of Cultural Affairs is launching artist-in-residency programs at the Department of Correction, the Department of Probation and the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 12:53PM
Monday, October 16, 2017

New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre to Move to Hell's Kitchen

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre will be moving out of its theater located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, home to its brand of improvisational comedy for more than a decade, and …

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 11:12PM
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Major Revamp of David Geffen Hall Shelved

An ambitious $500 million plan to renovate David Geffen Hall, the Lincoln Center home of the New York Philharmonic, has been shelved.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 08:27PM
Monday, October 2, 2017

Broadway Producer Raises Curtain on Best-Price Ticket Guarantee

A veteran Broadway producer is instituting what he believes is an industry first: A best-price guarantee on tickets for a show.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 07:48PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

'Pretty Woman' Is Coming to Broadway

Broadway is looking to bank on the film world once again. “Pretty Woman: The Musical” is coming to Broadway in the fall of 2018, producer Paula Wagner announced.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 12:01AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards