Sunday, October 21, 2018

Review: ‘The Ferryman’ brims with life as a threat looms by Charles Isherwood

A man’s death casts a seemingly endless shadow over a family’s life in “The Ferryman,” the breathtakingly good, devastating drama by Jez Butterworth that instantly kicks the Broadway…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Patrick Daly to oversee theater projects for Eon Productions by Caitlin Huston

Patrick Daly has been hired to oversee the theater production arm of EON Productions, the British production company which makes the James Bond films. Daly has been a producer of stage to sc…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ loses drama to the truth by Charles Isherwood

Fact: I began my career in journalism as a fact-checker at a magazine in Los Angeles. Opinion: My experience with this oft-tedious task unfortunately did little to enhance my affection for …

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‘The Boys in the Band’ to be considered a revival for Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

“The Boys in the Band” will be considered a revival of a play for this year’s Tony Awards. The Tony Awards Administration Committee met Thursday for the first time this season and disc…

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Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken to put on Holiday Broadway show by Caitlin Huston

Former American Idol contestants Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken will appear in a holiday show on Broadway this December. The show, entitled “Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christ…

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Tony Awards set broadcast date, eligibility cut-off by Caitlin Huston

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast on June 9, 2019. The eligibility cut-off for show’s to be eligible for this year’s Tony Awards will be Thurs., April 25, 2019. Tony …

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

‘Hamilton’ to sell $10 tickets for all seats at Halloween performance by Caitlin Huston

“Hamilton” is expanding its lottery program for Halloween night. The Broadway show will play an 8 p.m. performance on Oct. 31 in which all available tickets will be sold for $10 …

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Danny Burstein to take over role of Alfred Doolittle in ‘My Fair Lady’ by Caitlin Huston

Danny Burstein will take on the role of Alfred P. Doolittle in “My Fair Lady,” beginning Jan. 8. Burstein takes over the role from Norbert Leo Butz, who originated the role in th…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

‘Choir Boy’ sets new opening night, first preview dates by Caitlin Huston

“Choir Boy” has changed the dates of its opening night date and first preview for the second time. The Tarell Alvin McCarney play will now begin previews on Dec. 12, 2018, with …

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Opinion: Can off-Broadway intimacy survive a Broadway transfer? by Jeremy Gerard

“Will it move?” If you’re in the theater business, you know what that question is about. When a new show opens anywhere outside the Broadway theater district, whether it’s SoHo or Sa…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Bertie Carvel, Jonny Lee Miller to star in ‘Ink’ by Caitlin Huston

Bertie Carvel will reprise his role of Rupert Murdoch in “Ink” on Broadway this spring. Jonny Lee Miller, an Olivier Award winner for “Frankenstein,” joins the West E…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

‘Gypsy of the Year’ competition renamed ‘Red Bucket Follies’ by Caitlin Huston

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ “Gypsy of the Year” competition has been renamed the “Red Bucket Follies.” The name change comes after Actors’ Equity changed the name of t…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

‘Jagged Little Pill’ to stage developmental lab this winter by Caitlin Huston

“Jagged Little Pill” is putting on a developmental lab this winter, following its world premiere in Boston this past summer. The musical, which features the songs of Alanis Moris…

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Corbin Bleu cast in updated ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ revival by Caitlin Huston

Corbin Bleu will star alongside Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase in the revival of “Kiss Me, Kate,” which is being updated for the 21st century. Amanda Green, who wrote music and lyrics for…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ headed to the West End in fall 2019 by Caitlin Huston

“Dear Evan Hansen” will launch a West End production in the fall of 2019. The musical will play the Noël Coward Theatre. Exact dates and casting have not yet been announced. “…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow to star in ‘Hillary and Clinton’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow will star in ‘Hillary and Clinton’ on Broadway this season. The play, written by Lucas Hnath, will be produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Joe …

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‘Torch Song’s’ path to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“Torch Song” is heading back to Broadway thanks to an idea that almost simultaneously struck producer Richie Jackson and director Moisés Kauffman: Michael Urie should play Arnold. Write…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tina Turner musical transferring to Broadway next fall by Caitlin Huston

“Tina: the Tina Turner Musical” is coming to Broadway in the fall of 2019. Stage Entertainment, the producers of the musical, made the announcement Wednesday but did not specify …

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Actors’ Equity names Joe Barnes national director of organizing by Caitlin Huston

Joe Barnes has been named the national director of organizing for Actors’ Equity. Barnes previously worked for three years as the national representative for SAG-AFTRA and as a campaign ma…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

TKTS to display prices on boards at all locations by Caitlin Huston

The Theatre Development Fund will now display ticket prices, rather than percentage discounts at all of TKTS booths. The move, which began Oct. 1, follows a trial program that began at the L…

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Nadine Wong joins American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees by Caitlin Huston

Morgan Stanley executive Nadine Wong has been appointed to the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees. Wong, an executive director, private wealth advisor and global sports and entertainmen…

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‘Choir Boy’ announces full cast, new opening night by Caitlin Huston

“Choir Boy” has set its full cast ahead of a new opening night date. In addition to previously announced cast members Chuck Cooper, Austin Pendleton and Jeremy Pope, the full cas…

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Friday, September 28, 2018

‘Kinky Boots’ to end its run in April 2019 by Caitlin Huston

“Kinky Boots” will end its Broadway run on April 7, 2019, after 2,507 regular performances and 34 previews. At the end of its run, “Kinky Boots” will be the 25th-lon…

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Librettist Joe Masteroff dies at age 98 by Caitlin Huston

Librettist Joseph Masteroff, known for writing the books of musicals “Cabaret” and “She Loves Me,” died on Sept. 28 at the age of 98. Masteroff made his Broadway debut as a librettis…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Review: Colorful characters punch up ‘The Nap’ by Charles Isherwood

Snooker, anyone? Anyone? British plays may be as abundant on Broadway as mushrooms in a rain-soaked forest, but “The Nap,” by Richard Bean, may seem exotic even to the most obsessive the…

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Tony Goldwyn joins the cast of ‘Network’ by Caitlin Huston

Tony Goldwyn is joining the cast of “Network,” playing alongside Bryan Cranston and Tatiana Maslany. Goldwyn, who recently completed seven seasons starring on the television show…

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Opinion: Is $20 million-plus the new normal for Broadway musicals? by Jeremy Gerard

Every Broadway season boasts a show or two that promises big-screen thrills delivered on record-busting budgets. Back in 1987, the Shubert Organization swallowed the cost of structural reinf…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mike Birbiglia’s ‘The New One’ will transfer to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show “The New One” will transfer to Broadway’s Cort Theatre this fall. The show, which will be produced by Kevin McCollum, begins preview on …

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Review: An exploration of female power in ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ by Elizabeth Bradley

Playing the great Belle Époque actress Sarah Bernhardt, who is herself, preparing to play Hamlet, Janet McTeer proves to be a woman not only for all seasons, but particularly and triumphant…

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An ‘Almost Famous’ musical is in development by Caitlin Huston

A musical adaptation of “Almost Famous” is in development and will feature music by Tom Kitt. The musical is produced by Lia Vollack, on behalf of Columbia Live Stage, Joey Parne…

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Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade join producing team of ‘American Son’ by Caitlin Huston

Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union-Wade have joined “American Son” as co-producers. They join Simpson Street, the producing company of star Kerry Washington, as well a…

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