Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Playhouse Alums nominated for 2016 Tony Awards by Westport Country Playhouse

By Pat Blaufuss, Public Relations Manager &Bruce Miller, Company ManagerRecently, nominees for the 70th annual Tony Awards for excellence on Broadway were announced and several familiar …

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Incognito by Jk Clarke

        by Brian Scott Lipton   “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” That quote by Albert Einstein shows up in Nick Payne’s fascinating, dense new 8…

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Theatre News: Casting announced for Much Ado About Nothing at Theatr Clwyd

Tamara Harvey's inaugural production will open in June

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda Among Winners at Drama League Awards by Lauren Yarger

Lin-Manuel MirandaHamilton won the award for Outstanding Production of a Musical,  and its composer and star, Lin-Manual Miranda, won the Distinguished Performance Award at the 82nd an…

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Nia Vardalos to Star in Stage Adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's 'Tiny Beautiful Things' by Ashley Lee

The play will make its world premiere in November at The Public in a season also debuting a Harvey Fierstein starrer and David Byrne's new Joan of Arc rock more

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nia Vardalos, Harvey Fierstein, New Musical from Here Lies Love Team & More Set for Public Theater's 2016-17 Season by Ryan McPhee

The Public Theater’s upcoming season will include Nia Vardalos and Harvey Fierstein in world premieres. The 2016-17 lineup also includes a new Shakespearean musical by Shaina Taub, the…

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Nia Vardalos, Harvey Fierstein, New Musical from Here Lives Love Team & More Set for Public Theater's 2016-17 Season by Ryan McPhee

The Public Theater’s upcoming season will include Nia Vardalos and Harvey Fierstein in world premieres. The 2016-17 lineup also includes a new Shakespearean musical by Shaina Taub, the…

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David Byrne, Harvey Fierstein, Nia Vardalos and Lynn Nottage Tapped For Public Season by Olivia Clement

The downtown theatre has announced its 2016-17 season.

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The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & by BroadwayWorld

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2016-17 season.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Judas Kiss review – Rupert Everett compels as a doomed Oscar Wilde by Alexis Soloski

Brooklyn Academy of Music Harvey Theatre, New YorkThe 1998 production faltered, but David Hare’s play is back with Everett physically transformed to play the famed wit, sharp of mind but f…

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Monday, May 16, 2016

"Casa Valentina" is funny, poignant, beautifully cast at The Edge by Joanne Ostrow

Harvey Fierstein's 2014 Broadway sensation "Casa Valentina" tells the story of a discreet 1960s Catskills getaway for "the girls," that is, the men who liked to escape the city and their

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Finding Neverland review – Gary Barlow's dull songs sink muddled show by Alexis Soloski

Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New YorkHarvey Weinstein has spent millions trying to make a film about Peter Pan’s author fly on stage – but though the child stars shine, the music is leadenDo y…

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sheridan Smith Takes Break From London's Funny Girl Due to 'Stress & Exhaustion' by Imogen Lloyd Webber

After much speculation in the British media, Sheridan Smith has taken a two to four week break from the London revival of Funny Girl due to "stress and exhaustion." Natasha J. Barn…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Carol Burnett, comedy icon, sets up shop in Chicago by Steve Knopper

The "Mary Worthless" sketch, in which Carol Burnett wears an old-lady wig and lampoons the Sunday funnies' most annoying busybody, was not as terrible as the sketch-comedy heroine recalls. I…

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Monday, May 9, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/9/16- 110 IN THE SHADE by Stage Tube

Today in 2007, the first Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 94 performances. 110 in the Shade is a musical with a book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by T…

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Broadway: “Finding Neverland” Closing This Summer, Going on Tour, Opening in London, Becoming a Film by Roger Friedman

Broadway: “Finding Neverland” will become a film musical says producer Harvey Weinstein, based on the Broadway musical which was based on the Categories: Featured Theater(Read…

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Harvey Weinstein Gives ‘Finding Neverland’ The Hook, Sets August Broadway Closing by Jeremy Gerard

Finding Neverland, the passion project that marked Harvey Weinstein’s debut as the lead producer of a Broadway musical, will close on August 21. Weinstein and executive producer Victor…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Harvey Weinstein-Produced 'Finding Neverland' to Close on Broadway by Matthew Belloni

After a year and a half of shows, the production will play its final performance in August before a national tour and London production launch read more

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Everybody’s Guide to Gus Solomons jr’s Dances for Alternative Spaces by Gus Solomons Jr, Jerome Robbins Dance Division Fellow

I was flattered and intrigued when asked by the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to participate in their scholar's program to explore thei…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Annual Tony (Or Hamiltony) Nomination Post by Linda

A lot has changed since I started this blog in 2006, but one constant is my annual Tony nomination post. I do this partly for myself, to organize my thoughts after the initial excitement/ang…

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The Trevor Project Will Honor Jordan Roth & Richie Jackson at New York Benefit; Judith Light, Harvey Fierstein to Appear by BroadwayWorld

Broadway stars will join New York's LGBTQ community and allies at The Marriott Marquis to celebrate TrevorLIVE New York, an inspiring and irreverent evening of comedy and music benefitting T…

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2016 Tony Award Nominations: Hamilton Rules by New York Theater

Hamilton leads the the 70th annual Tony Awards with a record 16 nominations. Best Play Eclipsed Author: Danai Gurira Producers: Stephen C. Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, Paula Marie Black, Carole …

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Monday, May 2, 2016

VIDEO: Young Theater Critic Iain Armitage Appears on NBC's LITTLE BIG SHOTS! by TV News Desk

Young theater critic Iain Armitage appeared on last night's LITTLE BIG SHOTS, a new NBC reality competition for young talent hosted by Steve Harvey.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

BWW TV: Tracy Turnblads Everywhere! The Search Begins for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Star by BroadwayWorld TV

The cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE is starting to come together As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony …

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Royal Shakespeare - BAM ***** by Barry

King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings  Royal Shakespeare Company at BAM Harvey Theatre By: David Sheward Shakespeare’s majestic cycle of Richard and Henryplays (Rich…

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Tony Winner Levi Kreis to Headline Diversity Honors, to Benefit Harvey Milk Foundation & Pride Center by BroadwayWorld

Tony award-winning actorsinger Levi Kreis will make a special appearance at Diversity Honors, the highly touted fundraiser for the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Par…

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC a by BroadwayWorld

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Los Angeles,and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which includ…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

TV News: Martin Short and Derek Hough Join the Cast of NBC's Hairspray Live!

Harvey Fierstein and Jennifer Hudson have also been announced to star.

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Hey There, Teenage Baltimore! Derek Hough & Martin Short Join NBC's Hairspray Live! by Ryan McPhee

Don't change that channel, because this casting is timeless to us! Derek Hough and Tony winner Martin Short are on board to star in NBC’s Hairspray Live! The duo will play Corny Co…

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