Friday, June 14, 2019

Ed Harris to take over role of Atticus in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Caitlin Huston

Ed Harris, a four-time Oscar nominee and a Tony Award nominee for his role in “Precious Sons,” will take over the role of Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Harris takes over …

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Beatles tribute band ‘Rain’ cancels Broadway engagement by Caitlin Huston

“Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles” has cancelled its Broadway dates. The tribute band was scheduled to play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre at the end of July as part of the “In Residence …

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Illusionist Derren Brown is coming to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown will bring his show to Broadway this fall. Produced by filmmaker J.J. Abrams, “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail and “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey S…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dave Chappelle to play Broadway engagement by Caitlin Huston

Dave Chappelle will play a limited engagement on Broadway this summer. The comedian and actor will play five shows at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as part of the “In Residence on Broadway” …

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

‘Gary’ announces closing date of June 16 by Caitlin Huston

“Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” will close on June 16. At that point, the play, written by Taylor Mac and directed by George C. Wolfe, will have played 45 preview performances and 6…

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Opinion: A bland Tony Awards telecast with moments of sincerity by Jeremy Gerard

Terrence McNally has a history of getting cut off by the Tonys telecast. The first time was in 1995, when his drama “Love! Valour! Compassion!” won the Tony Award for Best Play. CBS pull…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

‘Hadestown’ takes home eight Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

“Hadestown” took home the most Tony Awards Sunday, in a night that highlighted and challenged diversity and parity in the industry. The musical, with a score and book by Anaïs Mitchell …

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Friday, June 7, 2019

2019 Tony Awards Press Room Live Blog by Caitlin Huston

The 73rd annual Tony Awards take place Sunday night at 8 p.m. James Corden will host the show at Radio City Music Hall, where we can expect performances from all nominated musicals, as well …

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

‘The Inheritance’ announces Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

Matthew Lopez’s “The Inheritance” will transfer to Broadway this fall. The two-part play, which had a West End run in September 2018, will begin previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to star opposite Jesse Williams in ‘Take Me Out’ by Caitlin Huston

Jesse Tyler Ferguson will join the cast of “Take Me Out” next season. Ferguson will star opposite the previously announced Jesse Williams and will play the role of Mason Marzac, the mon…

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New legislation aims to bring back tax deductions for actors by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has helped spearhead the introduction of a bill that aims to bring back tax deductions for performing artists. Individual tax deductions including union dues, agent commissi…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tony honorees on the mishaps and triumphs of life in the theater community by Morgan Steward

After creating scenery for more than 350 theatrical productions, Joseph Blakely Forbes, founder of Scenic Art Studios, has developed an artistic attachment to the hand-painted backdrops and …

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Monday, June 3, 2019

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ to launch national tour by Caitlin Huston

“What the Constitution Means to Me” will launch a national tour in 2020. The play, written by Heidi Schreck about her personal experience and staring Schreck on Broadway, will star a new…

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On with the show: Campaigning for a Tony once the curtain has dropped by Stuart Miller

Campaigning for a Tony Award already involves a nonstop schedule of events, photo opportunities and jostling to best position each show on television broadcasts, in articles and at galas. Th…

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‘The Prom’ wins outstanding musical prize at 2019 Drama Desk Awards by Caitlin Huston

“The Prom” took home the prize of outstanding musical at the 2019 Drama Desk Awards Sunday night. In the show categories, “The Ferryman” won the outstanding play award and “Fiddle…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

‘King Lear’ announces closing date by Caitlin Huston

“King Lear” will end its run earlier than expected, with a closing date of June 9, producer Scott Rudin announced Friday. The limited engagement, starring Glenda Jackson as Lear, was ori…

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Actors’ Equity votes to create national convention by Caitlin Huston

Members of Actors’ Equity have voted to create a national convention, among other changes to Equity’s constitution. The first convention will be held in 2021 and will invite 211 elected …

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‘Ain’t Too Proud’ to launch national tour in 2020 by Caitlin Huston

“Ain’t Too Proud” will launch a national tour next year beginning in Providence, Rhode Island. The tour, which launches in Providence in July 2020, will last more than 100 touring week…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Review: A blending of the prosaic and the poetic in ‘Frankie and Johnny’ by Charles Isherwood

It’s only in the final moments of the moving new Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” that the consummate musician in Audra McDonald emerg…

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Jesse Williams to make Broadway debut in ‘Take Me Out’ by Caitlin Huston

Jesse Williams, one of the star’s of “Grey’s Anatomy,” will make his Broadway debut in “Take Me Out” next spring. The play, produced by Second Stage Theater and directed by Scott…

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Music Theatre International acquires licensing rights to ‘Tootsie’ by Caitlin Huston

Music Theatre International has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to “Tootsie.” “It is a genuine privilege to be entrusted to promote and deliver ‘Tootsie’ to professional an…

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Bob Mackie on bringing Cher’s fashion to the stage by Caitlin Huston

“The Cher Show” recreates Bob Mackie’s decades-long collaboration with Cher in two ways. First, there’s the parade of Cher’s eye-popping looks, designed by Mackie for the show and …

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Barry Manilow to play summer Broadway engagement by Caitlin Huston

Barry Manilow will return to Broadway this summer as part of the “In Residence on Broadway” series. The singer-songwriter will play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from July 26 through August …

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‘Ain’t Too Proud’s’ Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo on crafting jukebox musicals by Morgan Steward

In taking on the story of the Temptations, choreographer Sergio Trujillo knew he wanted the dance moves to feel new, with a hint of the familiar. Director Des McAnuff knew that the songs fea…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Character study: The gods, Chers and cowboys taking over Broadway by Caitlin Huston

This season, Broadway was populated by silver-tongued deities, a triumvirate of Chers and a band of edgy ranchers, to name a few. Some of this season’s roles were written with specific act…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

‘Magic Mike’ cancels Boston engagement by Caitlin Huston

The musical adaptation of “Magic Mike” has cancelled its Boston engagement this fall. The producers of “Magic Mike,” which include Channing Tatum and “Magic Mike” movie director…

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Mary-Louise Parker to star in ‘The Sound Inside’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Mary-Louise Parker will return to Broadway in Adam Rapp’s play “The Sound Inside.” David Cromer, director of “The Band’s Visit,” will direct the Broadway premiere of this product…

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‘Jagged Little Pill’ announces Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“Jagged Little Pill” will come to Broadway with its principal cast from the American Repertory Theatre. The musical, set to open at the Broadhurst Theatre on Dec. 5, will star Elizabeth …

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One-liners from ‘Tootsie’ scribe Robert Horn by Caitlin Huston

“Penguins can rotate their heads 360 degrees. But only once.” So goes one of the many zingers in the musical “Tootsie,” crafted by book writer and now Tony-nominee Robert Horn. When …

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

‘Linda Vista’ announces complete casting for Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

Tracy Letts’s “Linda Vista” has announced complete casting for its Broadway run this fall. The play, which will be directed by Dexter Bullard, will feature Ian Barford, Sally Murphy, C…

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Opinion: ‘Be More Chill’ and the buying power of social media by Jeremy Gerard

Social media is such an important factor in the marketing of Broadway shows that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become not only ticket sellers, but plot points in shows. The trend may …

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