Thursday, August 24, 2017

‘Prince of Broadway’ review by Charles Isherwood

What’s the last word I thought I’d ever use to describe a show directed by Harold Prince? Bland. And yet, sadly, that’s the overall effect of “Prince of Broadway,” a polished but d…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

‘The Terms of My Surrender’ review by Charles Isherwood

Michael Moore’s solo show, “The Terms of My Surrender,” comes as close to being a campaign rally as anything you are likely to see on Broadway – or anywhere else, for that matter, sa…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

‘Marvin’s Room’ review by Charles Isherwood

Calamity comes in Costco-style jumbo packages for the fractured family in “Marvin’s Room,” Scott McPherson’s play about the beleaguering trials and little triumphs collectively known…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

‘1984’ review by Charles Isherwood

Summer entertainment options do not get more counterintuitive than the Broadway adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984” that opened at the Hudson Theatre on Thursday, just as beach season…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Band’s Visit has announced initial Broadway casting by Broadway Briefing

Producers of The Band’s Visit have announced initial casting for the Broadway production, which begins performances this fall at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The Band’s Visit will fe…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rachel Harry wins 2017 Excellence in Theatre Education Award by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards and higher education partner and award presenter Carnegie Mellon University have announced that Rachel Harry of Hood River, Oregon has been named the third recipient of the …

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The 2017 Tony Awards will include a variety of film and TV stars by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards have announced a star-studded guest list for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. A press release for the show states that, in addition to the Tony nominees and other Broadway royal…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

‘The Band’s Visit’ will arrive on Broadway this fall by Broadway Briefing

New musical The Band’s Visit will arrive on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, beginning performances on Saturday, October 7, 2017, and officially opening on Thurs…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: First look at the making of Groundhog Day’s cast album by Broadway Briefing

Check out this exclusive first look at a video about the making of Groundhog Day’s cast album, including footage from the recording studio and interviews with Tim Minchin, Andy Karl, and B…

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Monday, May 22, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: New musical ‘Tootsie’ will hold developmental reading by Broadway Briefing

Scott Sanders and Carol Fineman for Westfield Productions will hold an invitation-only developmental reading of the new musical comedy, Tootsie, on Thursday, June 8 at 2 PM at New 42 Studios…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

For the men writing and directing female roles on Broadway, an exercise in empathy by Carey Purcell

A pivotal moment pauses a boisterous cocktail hour in the second act of “Oslo,” the new Tony-nominated play chronicling behind-the-scenes moments in international diplomacy. The unusual …

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announces first show of 2017/18 season, ‘Time and the Conways’ by Broadway Briefing

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the new Broadway production of Time and the Conways by J. B. Priestley, directed by Rebecca Taichman, and starring Elizabeth McGovern. Time and the C…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Theater ticketing platform TodayTix marks $100 million sales milestone with new visual identity and features by Broadway Briefing

Ticketing platform TodayTix announced it has surpassed $100 million in sales and has unveiled a new visual identity. An update to the app includes new features including the ability to book …

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 Tony Awards Nominations by Broadway Briefing

Nominations in 24 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards were announced today by Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson at th…

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2017 Regional Tony Award will be awarded to the Dallas Theater Center by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Committee has announced that the Dallas Theater Center will be awarded this year’s 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award. DTC was founded in 1959, and currently performs …

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Tony Awards Administration Committee meets for final time of the 2016-2017 season by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met Friday, April 28 for the fourth and final time this season and confirmed the eligibility of 16 Broadway productions for the 2017 Tony Awards. Th…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

A professional oddsmaker’s 2017 Tony Awards nominations betting odds by Broadway Briefing

Tony nominations will be announced Tuesday morning, and pundits and analysts are rolling out their annual predictions lists. For fun, we did a little homework for you, and talked to profess…

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Paula Vogel will receive Obie Lifetime Achievement Award by Broadway Briefing

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that playwright Paula Vogel will be the recipient of this year’s Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Paula Vogel made …

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James Earl Jones will receive Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Committee has announced that they will award James Earl Jones the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. James Earl Jones is a two time Tony Award winne…

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19th Annual Broadway Barks Event Sets Date by Broadway Briefing

Bernadette Peters‘ annual Broadway Barks event has announced its official date. This year’s edition will take place Saturday, July 8th in Schubert Alley, beginning at 3pm. Co-fo…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ review by Charles Isherwood

The frenetic Broadway spring comes to a thrilling conclusion with the lightning-bolt opening of Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” a new play so endlessly stimulating that it co…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

‘Bandstand’ review by Charles Isherwood

The boys singing and swinging their hearts out in “Bandstand,” an exuberant new musical set in the days just after World War II, are chasing an uncertain future and running from their tr…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

‘Six Degrees of Separation’ review by Charles Isherwood

Is it me, or have the follies of rich New Yorkers become less delightfully entertaining than they once were? To wit: Some of the savor has left the champagne in the Broadway revival of “Si…

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Best Sound Design returns to the Tony Awards by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards have announced that they will be reinstating the Best Sound Design categories for the 2017-2018 season. Both Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical c…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

‘Anastasia’ review by Elizabeth Bradley

“Anastasia,” (“The New Broadway Musical” in this case) is a fictional reimagining of the fate of the youngest daughter of the last Czar of Russia. Bolsheviks executed the real Anasta…

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Broadway’s 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition begins today by Broadway Briefing

The Broadway community will come together once again for the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition today and tomorrow at the Minskoff Theatre. This year’s competition will include gues…

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ review by Elizabeth Bradley

What a peculiar piece of confectionary is the new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which opened at the Lunt-Fontanne on Sunday night. Allegedly, …

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser to receive the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the industr…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

‘Hello, Dolly!’ review by Charles Isherwood

A lot of merchandise is for sale in the lobby of the Shubert Theatre, where Bette Midler stars in the highly anticipated, or, really, let’s make that breathlessly awaited revival of “Hel…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ star Ben Platt named to the Time 100 by Broadway Briefing

TIME has named Ben Platt to the 2017 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related items appear in the May 1, 2017 issue of TIME, avail…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“The Little Foxes” review by Charles Isherwood

It doesn’t take a refined intellect to separate the bad characters from the good in Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes.” The bad tend to be scheming, grasping and spiteful, and mayb…

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