Monday, May 25, 2015

Mixology for Musicals: Broadway Cocktails Raise the Bar

Sidle up to the bar at Broadway musical “Side Show” and you’ll see more than just beer, wine, and vodka-tonics. The show offers a couple of drinks that wouldn’t be out of place at o…

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Off Broadway Review: ‘Lost Lake’ Starring John Hawkes

There’s something sad and lonely about a summer cottage in winter, a forlorn quality that permeates helmer Daniel Sullivan’s sensitive production of David Auburn’s “L…

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‘Dave’ Musical Paves the Way for Warner Bros.’ Theater Push

It took a while, but at last it’s beginning to seem as if Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is everywhere. On Oct. 31, a closed-door reading of Warners’ developing musical version of “Dave…

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Legit Review: ‘The Hothouse’ by Gordon Cox

“I resent this levity, sir.” So says besuited neatnik John Simm as Gibbs, who has just been accused of plotting to murder his boss. That his line and plight are met with raucous laughter…

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B.O. rises; 'Wicked' $1.1 mil

Road grosses

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The Gospel according to B'way

In shows such as 'Doubt' and 'Altar Boyz,' religion makes an unorthodox comeback

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'Shook' looks to shake it up

Show's book writer aims to put songs in storyline that made sense

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'Take It' becoming a family affair

Play's Helmer Hart son of playwright

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'Todd' lacks B'way home

Sondheim revival skipping Roundabout

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Humphries' Sir Les gets 'Unzipped!' in Gotham

Sir Les plays Zipper in April

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Yale theater tunes in to Wilson's 'Radio'

'Ocean's' Chisholm among five-person cast

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Kencen stages 'Mame'

Royal Shakespeare Co., 'Love-Lies-Bleeding' also skedded

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Strouse bows tuner at Trinity Rep

Previews begin April 15 at Trinity Rep's Chace Theater

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Kirk Douglas hosts new-play fest

The New Work Festival runs March 23-27

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Classical sets 'Caligula' preem

Perfs to run April 1-24
In conclusion of its sixth season, the Classical Theater of Harlem will presents its first world-premiere play. Andre De Shields is set to headline "Caligula," by Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner.

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Legit's hip factor

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'Town' takes on opera

Kelly's new staging to bow March 10

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B'way tuners play six-degree games

Forget about Kevin Bacon in the movies. In the new generation of tuner creatives, everyone is less than six degrees away from everyone else. A small nucleus of young lyricists, composers and…

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Lions Gate 'Mad' for Perry plays

Studio to release playwright's work on DVD

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Actors' Fund fetes thesp

B'way vet Channing to be honored at event

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Broadway box office stages February high

B'way shows fetch $15 mil

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The hills are alive, at last, with 'Music'

Over 18,000 tickets sold for 'Sound's' stage perfs

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Webber shakes up RUG

Co. keen on divesting four of 12 London playhouses

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Star sighting on Great White Way

B'way may have chance to make a celeb with Butz
Norbert Leo Butz gives a star turn in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Newsweek has already proclaimed "A Star: No Ifs, Ands or Butz." And Gotham's three dailies weigh in as well with laudatory profiles before the March 3 preem. Butz definitely delivers. But will Broadway?

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Who has Time for the cover?

B'way stars grace magazine's cover less and less

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Inside Move: 'Angry' cast seeks greener jury room

Roundabout asks for an unprecedented 7th extension
Their play is called "Twelve Angry Men," but behind the scenes, the cast of the Reginald Rose revival has been one big happy Broadway family at the American Airlines Theater. Not only do they hang out after the show, they've also banded together to renegotiate their salaries.

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New helmer takes over U.S. 'Terrorism'

Will Frears has replaced James Lapine as director of "Terrorism" by the Presnyakov brothers

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'Flight' wings in to Lortel

Previews begin May 8, with world premiere set for May 16

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'Spamalot' gives B.O. the full Monty

Python play lifts B'way biz
Here's what a potential blockbuster looks like just out of the gate: In its first seven previews at the Shubert Theater (1,463 seats), the Monty Python-derived "Spamalot" grossed $719,424.

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Moreno lands ShoWest star

'Grace' thesp recently made Gotham legit debut

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Serious drama a hard sell on Broadway By ROBERT HOFLER

Cast pays cost for loss of Wilson's 'Gem'

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