Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Review: ‘Travesties’ dazzles with zany wit by Elizabeth Bradley

“Da, da!” when translated as “Yes, yes!” is a fittingly celebratory salutation to greet the sparkling and incisive revival of Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties” which has arrived at t…

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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ leads Outer Critics Circle nominations by Caitlin Huston

“SpongeBob SquarePants” leads the 2017-2018 Outer Critics Circle list with 11 nominations. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” followed with 10 nominations and “My Fair Lady” bro…

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Nick Scandalios to receive Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award by Caitlin Huston

Nick Scandalios, executive vice president of the Nederlander Organization, will receive this year’s Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. The special Tony Award is given each year to a member…

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Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris to lead ‘King Kong’ by Caitlin Huston

Christiani Pitts will take on the lead role of Ann Darrow and Eric William Morris will play Carl Denham in upcoming Broadway musical “King Kong.” “King Kong” will ope…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: At ‘Summer,’ the disco ball has spun off its axis by Charles Isherwood

Someone really did leave the damn cake out in the rain. That’s my metaphorical summation of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” Fans will recognize the allusion, and I’ll throw in on…

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ producer on the cost of the lawsuit by Caitlin Huston

Scott Rudin’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” has to prove that it is in trouble. In a declaration filed with the Southern District Court of New York Monday, Joey Parnes, executi…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on creating diversity on Broadway, in ‘Hamilton’ by Caitlin Huston

Lin-Manuel Miranda began writing his own work partly as a way to receive his Equity card. “I was in college, and I realized I didn’t dance well enough to play Paul in ‘A Chorus Line’…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera to receive 2018 special Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera will each receive a 2018 special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater. The lifetime achievement award is given to “honor an individu…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ brings magic to Broadway by Elizabeth Bradley

If massive success on Broadway could ever be a foregone conclusion, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” would indubitably be the show to bet on. The two-part play has arrived on Broadway…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Bette Midler to return for the end of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ run by Caitlin Huston

Bette Midler is returning to star in “Hello, Dolly!” for six weeks this summer. Midler will return to the show from July 17 through the end of the show, which producer Scott Rudin said w…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ is a beautifully polished antique by Charles Isherwood

Impeccable is the first word that springs to mind to describe the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady.” But that’s really no surprise. The director, Ba…

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‘Hadestown’ coming to Broadway in 2019 after West End run by Caitlin Huston

The Anaïs Mitchell musical “Hadestown” will play the National Theatre in London this November before transferring to Broadway in 2019, the show’s producers announced Thur…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Drama League announces 2018 nominees by Caitlin Huston

A few Broadway shows have begun racking up nominations ahead of the Tony Awards. The Drama League, which honors off Broadway and Broadway musicals and plays, announced its nominations includ…

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Actors’ Equity votes to change the name of the Gypsy Robe by Caitlin Huston

The Gypsy Robe is changing its name. After hearing concerns about the insensitivity of the name, the Actors’ Equity Association has voted to rename the robe that is awarded to the chorus m…

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Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the 2018 Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban are hosting the 2018 Tony Awards, the pair announced in a video on Twitter Wednesday. 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨CRAZY AMAZING NEW…

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How ‘Frozen’ on Broadway is capitalizing on its popular appeal by Caitlin Huston

Reviews never bothered Disney anyway. Though “Frozen” received mixed reviews from critics, the show has maintained a popular resonance that translated into a record-breaking advance of $…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

‘The Cher Show’ announces full cast for pre-Broadway premiere by Caitlin Huston

Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond are joining Stephanie J. Block to play the role of Cher in the Chicago run of ‘The Cher Show.’ Cher will be depicted by the three actors at differe…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Fire at home of Ripley-Grier Studios leaves two civilians seriously injured by Caitlin Huston

Two civilians were seriously injured in a fire that occurred Monday afternoon at 520 8th Avenue, home of Ripley-Grier Studios and other theater offices. The fire, which was called in at 3:31…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Review: A layered ‘Carousel’ finds new depth by Charles Isherwood

At the core of “Carousel,” which has been revived with breathtaking emotional intensity at the Imperial Theatre, is a dark fatalism that trails the leading lovers like their own shadows.…

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‘1984’ will be eligible for all Tony Awards categories by Caitlin Huston

“1984” will now be considered for all Tony Awards categories after a nominator recused himself from the committee, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Thursday. In its fir…

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Leslie Odom Jr., Katharine McPhee to announce the Tony nominees by Caitlin Huston

Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee will announce the Tony nominees the morning of May 1. The event, which takes place at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Cent…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: ‘Children of a Lesser God’ struggles to connect by Elizabeth Bradley

The challenges that all of us must confront in order to achieve meaningful human connection is the central theme of Mark Medoff’s play “Children of a Lesser God.” How can we overcome t…

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Actors’ Equity pushes for creation of Tony Award categories honoring ensembles by Caitlin Huston

The Actors’ Equity Association is pushing to create two new Tony Award categories that honor equity choruses and ensembles in musicals or plays. Actors’ Equity is championing the two pro…

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‘The Waverly Gallery’ coming to Broadway next season starring Elaine May by Caitlin Huston

Scott Rudin is bringing Kenneth Lonergan’s play “The Waverly Gallery” to Broadway next season. The revival will star Elaine May, Lucas Hedges and Michael Cera, in his third…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Come From Away’ to begin North American Tour in Seattle by Caitlin Huston

“Come From Away” will begin its North American tour at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. The show will play 60 cities overall, including stops in Canada, in cities such as …

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Monday, April 9, 2018

‘Harry Potter’ brings in highest weekly gross in Broadway play history by Caitlin Huston

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” broke the record for highest weekly gross for a play, bringing in $2.14 million last week. That amount, brought in across eight preview performances, …

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Janet McTeer to star in world premiere of ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ this fall by Caitlin Huston

Janet McTeer will star in the world premiere of “Bernhardt/Hamlet” on Broadway this September as part of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 season. The play written by Theresa Rebe…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ is funny, but not fresh by Charles Isherwood

Does it make me a mean girl if I say that “Mean Girls,” the new Broadway musical based on — well, duh! — is, like, tbh, just OK? Sorry. My mean. But that’s kind of my job. As with …

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Friday, April 6, 2018

‘Empire Records’ to be adapted into a stage musical by Caitlin Huston

Producer Bill Weiner has acquired the theatrical stage rights to “Empire Records,” with plans to turn it into a Broadway musical. The musical will be written by Carol Heikkinen, who wrot…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Gordon Lane appointed chief technology officer to Theatre Communications Group by Caitlin Huston

Theatre Communications Group has appointed Gordon Lane as its chief technology officer. Lane comes to TCG, the national organization for American theater, from Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zo…

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to launch North American tour by Caitlin Huston

“Jesus Christ Superstar” will launch a North American tour of the Regent Park Open Air Theatre production in fall 2019. Produced by Stephen Gabriel, the tour comes after a West E…

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