Friday, August 17, 2018

Marylouise Burke, Gary Wilmes join cast of ‘True West’ by Caitlin Huston

Marylouise Burke and Gary Wilmes will join Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano in the cast of “True West,” this winter. The Sam Shepard play, directed by James Macdonald, will begin previe…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Review: ‘Pretty Woman’ is a cardboard cutout of the movie by Charles Isherwood

It’s very sweet that, as in the movie, the two unlikely lovers in the musical “Pretty Woman” end up rescuing one another from their respective lives of streetwalking and soulless money…

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Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso to star in ‘Beetlejuice’ musical by Caitlin Huston

Alex Brightman will star as the title character in the world premiere of the musical “Beetlejuice,” alongside Sophia Anne Caruso, who will play Lydia. The pair will star in the “pre-Br…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Keri Russell joins Adam Driver in ‘Burn This’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Keri Russell will star alongside Adam Driver in the revival of “Burn This” on Broadway this spring. The revival of the Lanford Wilson play will be directed by Michael Mayer and produced …

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Review: The same old story at ‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ by Charles Isherwood

Before the curtain rises on the new musical “Gettin’ the Band Back Together” at the Belasco Theatre, Ken Davenport, the show’s lead producer, who also co-wrote the book, takes the st…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

All-female ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ coming to Broadway in May 2019 by Caitlin Huston

An all-female version of “Glengarry Glen Ross” is coming to Broadway in May 2019. The David Mamet play will be directed by Amy Morton. The creative team, cast and Broadway theater will b…

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‘Tootsie’ to play the Marquis Theatre this spring by Caitlin Huston

The musical adaptation of “Tootsie” has chosen the Marquis Theatre as its Broadway home. After playing a “Chicago” engagement, the musical will begin previews at the …

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David Cromer to join the cast of ‘The Waverly Gallery’ by Caitlin Huston

Coming off of his Tony Award win for Best Director of a Musical, David Cromer is returning to acting this season in “The Waverly Gallery.” Cromer will play the role of Howard Fin…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

‘Network,’ starring Bryan Cranston, will transfer to Broadway this fall by Caitlin Huston

The National Theater Production of “Network,” starring Bryan Cranston, is transferring to the Cort Theatre this fall. The play, adapted by Lee Hall and based on the 1976 film by Paddy Ch…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

‘Carousel’ to play final performance on Sept. 16 by Caitlin Huston

“Carousel” will close on Sept. 16, about five months after it opened on Broadway. The revival, produced by Roy Furman and Scott Rudin, began playing previews at the Imperial Thea…

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NYU launches Broadway Orchestra training program by Caitlin Huston

New York University has launched a Broadway Orchestra initiative aimed at training the next generation of pit musicians. The initiative, which will launch with the school’s fall semester, …

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

MTC expands $30 ticket program to 35 year olds by Caitlin Huston

Manhattan Theater Club has expanded its $30 ticketing program to include members up to the age of 35. The program, formerly known as 30 Under 30, offers two discounted tickets for all MTC pr…

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Grammy Awards update musical theater submission guidelines by Caitlin Huston

The Recording Academy is making changes to Grammy Awards guidelines for musical theater in the hopes of revitalizing one of its leanest categories. For the first time, the Academy has added …

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Lincoln Center TKTS booth to display prices, not discounts, on boards by Caitlin Huston

The Theater Development Fund is making changes to its Lincoln Center TKTS booth as a trial run for its other locations. Beginning Aug. 1, the discount ticket booth at the Lincoln Center will…

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Opinion: How two Broadway musicals adapted to the #MeToo era by Jeremy Gerard

Rarely has the phrase “900-pound gorilla” seemed as apt as the dilemma facing Broadway producers and creatives this season — especially those who are adapting iconic films from the pas…

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Ben Brantley issues apology for ‘Head Over Heels’ review by Caitlin Huston

New York Times critic Ben Brantley apologized Friday for remarks in his “Head Over Heels’ review that drew criticism for the treatment of a nonbinary character in the show. ̶…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: ‘Head Over Heels’ can’t find the beat by Charles Isherwood

Summer is not officially the silly season on Broadway, but you might be forgiven for assuming so should you wander into the Hudson Theatre, where “Head Over Heels,” a fearlessly loopy ne…

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

‘Hamilton’ creative team to receive special Kennedy Center Honor by Caitlin Huston

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor “Hamilton’s” creative team, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire, with a sp…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Levenson to produce ‘Fosse/Verdon’ TV series by Caitlin Huston

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Steven Levenson are teaming up again to executive produce a limited television series about the romantic and business partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Mi…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Directed by Diane Paulus, ‘Hair Live!’ will air in May 2019 by Caitlin Huston

NBC’s “Hair Live!” will be directed by Diane Paulus, who directed the most recent Broadway revival, as well as live television director Alex Rudzinski. The live musical wil…

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Araca Group exec launches Lively McCabe Entertainment by Caitlin Huston

Michael Barra, former president of media and entertainment at The Araca Group, has launched a new production company called Lively McCabe Entertainment. The company, which Barra co-founded w…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Review: A lesson in sympathy from ‘Straight White Men’ by Charles Isherwood

In case you have been singing loudly with your fingers stuffed in your ears for, say, a year and a half, you have probably noticed much soul-searching in the media, along with plenty of outr…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda to direct film version of ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ by Caitlin Huston

Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct an upcoming movie adaptation of “Tick, Tick…Boom!” with a screenplay by “Dear Evan Hansen” book writer Steven Levenson. The film …

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ will get stage treatment by Caitlin Huston

“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” is being adapted into a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions. Scott Delman of Blue Spruce Productions has acquired the live theatrical…

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‘Dreamgirls’ posts Broadway casting notice by Caitlin Huston

A casting call for a Broadway production of “Dreamgirls” appeared on industry sites Wednesday. According to a press representative for Sonia Friedman Productions and “Dream…

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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ to air on Netflix in December by Caitlin Huston

“Springsteen on Broadway’ will be filmed for Netflix to appear on the streaming service on Dec. 15, 2018. The Broadway show, currently playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre, is sche…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

‘School of Rock’ to end its run on Jan. 20, 2019 by Caitlin Huston

“School of Rock” will play its final performance on Broadway on Jan. 20, 2019. At that point, the musical will have played 1,307 performances and 31 previews at the Winter Garde…

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Actors’ Equity hires its own lawyer to investigate ‘Chicago’ harassment by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has hired a lawyer to conduct its own investigation into claims of harassment at “Chicago” after the death of one of its longtime cast members. The union hir…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

MTI files suit against theater camp over licensing fees by Caitlin Huston

Music Theatre International has filed suit against Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions Inc. for reportedly failing to pay licensing fees at least 16 musicals. In the suit, MTI claim…

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Loren Lott to temporarily take over role of Ti Moune in ‘Once on This Island’ by Caitlin Huston

Loren Lott will take over the lead role of Ti Moune in “Once on This Island,” while Hailey Kilgore recovers from a foot injury, the producers announced Monday. Lott had been part…

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‘The Boys in the Band’ recoups capitalization by Caitlin Huston

“The Boys in the Band” has recouped its $3.5 million investment after 11 weeks on Broadway, the show’s producers announced Monday. The play, which is produced by David Ston…

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