Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Outer Critics Circle Sets Plans for 70th Annual Awards by Lindsey Sullivan

We now know what is going to happen with this year's Outer Critics Circle Awards. The OCCs, which honor Broadway, off and off-off-Broadway, is scrapping competition. In lieu of tradition…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Frankie, Johnny and Terrence: Audra McDonald on McNally's classic romance by As Told To Chris Wiegand

The revered US playwright, who died earlier this week, is remembered as a kind, wickedly funny friend by the actor who starred in three of his plays There is a musicality to all three of the…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tug Rice Pays Tribute to the Career and Characters of Late Broadway Great Terrence McNally by Broadway.com

The theater world was stunned by the death of playwright Terrence McNally, who left a remarkable canon of plays and musicals over his six-decade career as a playwright and librettist. Broadw…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

TERRENCE MCNALLY, TONY-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT, DIES OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS by Robert Shuman

(Richard Natale’s and Brent Lang’s article appeared in Variety, 3/24.) Terrence McNally, the playwright behind “Master Class” and “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” has d…

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Terrence McNally Dies from Coronavirus Complications by Sandi Durell

  Terrence McNally died. His long, varied and prolific career as a playwright, musical librettist and screenwriter earned him four Tony Awards and an Emmy. He died today, March 24 from coro…

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Playwright Terrence McNally Dies Of Complications Due To Coronavirus by Greg Evans

Acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally has died of complications due to coronavirus. The author of Master Class, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Love! Valour! Compassion!, among m…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sopranos Alum Joe Pantoliano Says Drift Director Bobby Moresco Once Saved His Life in a Fist Fight by Michael Appler

Joe Pantoliano has made a career out of playing the crooked, the criminal and the corrupt. He played a pimp in Risky Business (1983), a murderous criminal in Goonies (1985), a selfish traito…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Tickets Are Now on Sale for New Off-Broadway Drama Drift Starring Joe Pantoliano by Broadway.com

Tickets are now on sale for Drift, a new play by William Francis Hoffman set to make its world premiere at New World Stages this spring. Bobby Moresco, an Oscar-winning screenwriter of Crash…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Emmy Winner Joe Pantoliano Sets Stage Return in New Off-Broadway Drama Drift by Andy Lefkowitz

Emmy-winning Sopranos star Joe Pantoliano has signed on to headline William Francis Hoffman's world premiere play Drift. Bobby Moresco, an Oscar-winning screenwriter of Crash, will direct th…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tonys Administration Committee Announces First Set of Rulings for 2019-2020 Season by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met on October 24 for the first time this season to confirm the eligibility status of six Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2020 T…

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Tonys Administration Committee Announces First Set of Rulings in 2019-2020 Season by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met on October 24 for the first time this season to confirm the eligibility status of six Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2020 T…

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2020 Tony Award eligibility rulings Round 1: ‘Betrayal,’ ‘Moulin Rouge!,’ and more by Sam Eckmann

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the first time during the 2019-2020 Broadway season to discuss eligibility of six productions for the 2020 American Theatre Wing’s 74th Ann…

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Tony Awards Administration Committee makes first eligibility determinations by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the first time this season to decide on eligibility for six productions.  The committee discussed “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Audra McDonald, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic R…

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Closes on Broadway July 28 by Olivia Clement

The Terrence McNally play, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, wraps up its limited run.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Broadway’s Audra McDonald Tweet-Scolds ‘Frankie And Johnny’ Nude Scene Photo Taker by Greg Evans

Actress Audra McDonald is calling out the photo-taking creep who shot a picture – complete with flash – during a nude scene at Broadway’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune over t…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Beetlejuice Surpasses a Million Dollars in Highest-Grossing Week by Broadway.com

Audiences can't get enough of the new musical comedy Beetlejuice. The Tony-nominated smash hit had plenty to celebrate this past week, reaching its 100th performance and making over a mill…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Broadway Investors Hit with $100 Million in Losses with Wave of Summer Closings

Earlier this week, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune announced an early closing, joining a hefty list of shows that will be closing in the upcoming weeks. Many investors will not see r…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Moulin Rouge! Brings Big Bucks in First Week of Previews by Broadway.com

Summer is officially here and audiences are packing in to Broadway houses to cool off from the heat. Moulin Rouge! had a great first week on Broadway bringing in $1,335,045.50 after only f…

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Frankie and Johnny, Starring Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon, to End Broadway Run Early by Andy Lefkowitz

The acclaimed new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is ending its run earlier than planned. Originally slated to play a limited run through A…

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Breaking: FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE Will Conclude Broadway this Month

Producers Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno and Tom Kirdahy announce today that Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will play its final performance on Sunday, July 28, 2019 …

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Broadway’s ‘Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune’ Announces Early Closing by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, director Arin Arbus revival of the Terrence McNally play starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, will close a month earlier than ex…

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‘Frankie and Johnny’ posts early closing notice by Caitlin Huston

“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” will close on July 28, one month ahead of schedule. The Terrence McNally play, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, was originally slate…

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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune to Close Early on Broadway by Olivia Clement

The Terrence McNally play, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, will wrap up its limited run in July.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Aladdin Has a Shining, Shimmering, Splendid Week at the Box Office by Broadway.com

It's summer, and though Arabian nights are hotter than hot, audiences seem to be keeping cool at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Disney blockbuster Aladdin grabbed one of the top five spots, gro…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Negotiating The Most Intimate Sex Scene On Broadway by Artsjournal1

Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune begins with noisy sex in the dark, then the lights come up on the actors getting out of bed naked. It’s always been a delicate …

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Hear “The Most Beautiful Music Ever Written” & The Real Story of Frankie and Johnny

Let's deep dive into some of the musical and historical references from Broadway's romantic two-hander Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks the Nudity in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE

Audra McDonald was a guest on Thursday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about starring on Broadway in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. During the interview, McDonald tal…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Productions Reap the Benefits of Their New High-Profile Status by Broadway.com

The week following the 73rd annual Tony Awards saw box office jumps for a number of shows newly named Tony Award winners. Productions that saw increases include Tony-winning musical Hadestow…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Audra McDonald And Michael Shannon On 'Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune'

NPR's Scott Simon asks Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon about starring in the Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's 1987 play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Terrence McNally's lifetime award speech at the Tonys was ignored — but it was the most important of the night by Chris Jones

“Lifetime achievement,” said the writer Terrence McNally at the Tony Awards last weekend. “Not a moment too soon.” That dry opening joke by the 80-year-old author of such dramatic ma…

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