Monday, March 30, 2015

Disney Eyes Mulan as Next Live-Action Remake; Will Tony Winner David Zippel's Songs Be Included? by Ryan McPhee

Hot off the heels of Cinderella, Disney has its eyes on another animated film to retell in a live-action blockbuster. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has added Mulan to its l…

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From Neverland to Oz: The Wiz Tapped for NBC's Next Live Broadcast & Will Then Head to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Ready to feel a brand new day? NBC will present a live broadcast of Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown’s The Wiz this year. The ‘70s take on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will hit …

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NBC to present ‘The Wiz’ live with Cirque du Soleil, Harvey Fierstein by Sun-Times

First came “The Sound of Music.” Second came “Peter Pan.” Next up for NBC: a ... The post NBC to present ‘The Wiz’ live with Cirque du Soleil, Harvey Fier…

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Harvey Fierstein Will Rework The Wiz Book for NBC Broadcast and Broadway Revival by Andrew Gans

Following the successful live broadcasts of "The Sound of Music" and "Peter Pan," NBC will debut a new live television production of the hit Broadway musical The Wiz Dec.…

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Finding Neverland Scribe James Graham on Whiskey Rewards, Avoiding Writer's Block & Not Working By Candlelight by Beth Stevens

James Graham is one of the busiest writers in showbiz whose name you (probably) don’t know. At the moment he’s in rehearsal for both the new musical Finding Neverland, for which …

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Singer/Actress B.J. Crosby Dies at 63 by Robert Viagas

B.J. Crosby, the actress/singer who first came to prominence and earned a Tony nomination as part of the original ensemble of the long-running Broadway revue Smokey Joe's Cafe, repo…

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SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Star B.J. Crosby Passes Away at 63 by BroadwayWorld

Harvey Fierstein revealed this evening on Twitter that Tony nominee B.J. Crosby has passed away. She was 63.

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Harvey Weinstein Kicks Things Up At Radio City Music Hall by Jeremy Gerard

The genius of Harvey Weinstein’s New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall is that he and his sly collaborators — Diane Paulus (Pippin), Randy Weiner (Queen Of The N…

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Radio City Spring Spectacular Is Finally Exactly That, Thanks to Harvey Weinstein by Roger Friedman

You want bang for your buck? We got it last night at the opening of Radio City’s Spring Spectacular starring Laura Benanti, Categories: Celebrity Featured Theater(Read more...)

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‘Finding Neverland’ faring well at box office, contrary to Broadway insiders’ suspicions by Michael Riedel

Broadway’s new Flo Ziegfeld — Harvey Weinstein — recently announced with much fanfare that his musical “Finding Neverland” hit $1 million last week at the box office. Naturally, Br…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Watch Matthew Morrison & Kelsey Grammer Talk Playing in Finding Neverland & Working With Harvey Weinstein by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer are currently in preview in Finding Neverland on Broadway and the pair stopped by GMA on March 26 to talk about bringing the new tuner to life. “I f…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review: Harvey, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Daniel Harrison

I’m a little puzzled as to just why Harvey has been revived at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. It’s a sweet and gentle story, but it is also notable in its total lack of relevance or signif…

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Off-Broadway's Longest-Running Musical The Fantasticks Sets Closing Date by Broadway.com

After 55 years, off-Broadway's longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, will shutter on May 3. At the time of its closing the production will have played a total of 20,672 performances …

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Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews to Take on Anti-Semites: "Kick These Guys in the Ass" by Scott Feinberg, Tina Daunt

"We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia," the mogul told the audience at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's national tribute dinner, where he was introduced by friend and competitor Je…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ArtsBeat: ‘Finding Neverland’ Off to Strong Start at Box Office by Scott Heller

The musical about the man who created “Peter Pan” is directed by Diane Paulus and produced by Harvey Weinstein.

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Review: Harvey (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)

James Dreyfus and Maureen Lipman star in this revival of Mary Chase's 1944 play

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Harvey, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Marianka Swain

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, repeatedly unfunny Harvey isn’t just a study of madness, but a punishing example of it. Mary Chase’s du…

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Harvey Transfers To The West End, Dreamgirls Heading To London + More! #WestEndUpdate

Harvey has transferred to the West End following a short UK Tour. Lindsay Posner’s production runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season until Saturday 2nd May, with an o…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

See What Jim Parsons Told Jimmy Fallon About His Godly Role on Broadway by Olivia Clement

Jim Parsons ("How I Met Your Mother," Harvey) made a guest appearance on NBC's "The Jimmy Fallon Show" where he opened up about his return to Broadw…

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Diane Paulus & Harvey Weinstein Discuss FINDING NEVERLAND In New Video Interview by Pat Cerasaro

The director and producer share their insight into Finding Neverland on Broadway

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Broadway Box Office: ‘Finding Neverland’ Soars in First Preview

The Harvey Weinstein-produced musical adaptation of “Finding Neverland” took flight in its first Broadway preview last week, selling out the house and posting the kind of box off…

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Broadway Grosses: On the Twentieth Century's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher Play to Packed Houses by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The Kristin Chenoweth-led On the Twentieth Century celebrated its official opening on March 15 and Peter Gallagher’s recovery, along with an influx of members of the press, helped the …

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Harvey Weinstein, Stephen Colbert Among Tribeca Film Festival's Line Up of Speakers by Movies News Desk

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival TFF, presented by ATampT, today announced its lineup for the 2015 Tribeca Talks series. TFF will feature conversations with some of the industry's most critica…

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725 Playwright Interviews by Adam Szymkowicz

A Sean Abley Rob Ackerman Liz Duffy Adams Johnna Adams Tony Adams David Adjmi Keith Josef Adkins Nastaran Ahmadi Derek Ahonen Kathleen Akerley Ayad Akhtar Daniel Akiyama Zakiyyah Alexa…

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Pet Shop Boys Musical Closer to Heaven Plans First London Revival by Mark Shenton

Closer to Heaven, the 2001 musical that featured an original club score by the Pet Shop Boys and a book by playwright Jonathan Harvey, is to receive its first London revival. It will begin p…

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Lillias White, Tony Yazbeck, Aaron Lazar - Broadway Backwards 2015 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Lillias White adding a funky, disco beat and booty-shaking dance break to South Pacific's "Some Enchanted Evening," which she first performed in Broadway Backwards in 2011.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lena Hall Mashes Up Vagina Monologues and Little Shop of Horrors in Best Moments from Broadway Backw by Olivia Clement

The tenth anniversary edition of Broadway Backwards featured show-stopping acts and guest appearances by the finest in show business, including Lily Tomlin, Harvey Evans, Floren…

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Lena Hall Mashes Up Vagina Monologues and Rocky Horror Show in Best Moments from Broadway Backwards by Olivia Clement

The tenth anniversary edition of Broadway Backwards featured show-stopping acts and guest appearances by the finest in show business, including Lily Tomlin, Harvey Evans, Floren…

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Odds & Ends: Newsies Still Aims to Deliver in London, Norbert Leo Butz Thinks Katie Holmes is 'Fierce' & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Newsies Still Aims to Deliver in London Newsies, which had been expected to bow in the West End in spring 2014, remains L…

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FRIGID New York Interview - John Patrick Bray of "Erik" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne HarrisonShow: ErikPhoto credit: Kisha PeartJohn Patrick Bray (Ph.D., Theatre, LSU; MFA, Playwriting, Actors Studio Drama School at New School University) has written plays under gra…

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Juliette Binoche interview: 'We all have a secret...' by Chris Harvey

The French actress talks to Chris Harvey about tragedy, violence - and why men are jealous of women

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