Monday, April 1, 2019

Go Inside Opening Night of Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me by Caitlin Moynihan

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre on March 31 after an acclaimed off-Broadway run. Directed by Oliver Butler in his Broadway debut, t…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

We the People! Take a First Look at Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me by

Heidi Schreck's timely new play What the Constitution Means to Me, in which she also stars, officially opens at the Helen Hayes Theatre on March 31. Check out photos from the show, and the…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Title Songs: 2003 - 2008 by JK

Today's Friday 5 returns to a reader favorite - title songs from Broadway musicals. This batch includes a huge pop hit, a cartoon, and operatic masterpiece, the first musical from a master a…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: ‘Dan Domenech: Bootleg Famous’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Following his New Year’s Eve blow-out in Palm Springs with the touring Rock of Ages Band, Dan Domenech (who was a lead in the Broadway production at the Helen Hayes Theatre) returned home…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Torch Song to End Broadway Run Early; National Tour to Star Michael Urie by Lindsey Sullivan

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will end its run at the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 6, 2019 instead of playing out its announced limited engagement through February 24, 2019. …

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

#TBT: Xanadu: The Book (Seriously!) by JK

Like many young kids in the early 80's, I played the soundtrack to the movie Xanadu to death, and I knew every lyric, pause and audible breath on the Olivia Newton-John side. And I play…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Watch Michael Urie, Havery Fierstein, and the Company of Broadway’s Torch Song Answer Playbill’s Questions on Opening Night by Ruthie Fierberg

The revival of the Tony-winning play opened November 1 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” at the Helen Hayes Theatre by Richard Seff

Michael Urie is lighting up the stage of the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway eight times a week with his virtuoso performance in Harvey Fierstein’s play. It’s an adaptation of his earlie…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: Cher Musical, Elton John, Ferryman by Mark Beech

New York has another musical biography in town. “The Cher Show” is starting previews. Three actresses portray the star in a sequined spectacular that follows jukebox tributes to the like…

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Torch Song review at Helen Hayes Theatre, New York – ‘a stirring revival’ by Mark Shenton

Thirty-six years since its Broadway debut, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song returns to its original home, now owned and operated by Second Stage

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

'Torch Song' on Broadway is Harvey Fierstein’s play from a time a gay son couldn't even trust his mom by Chris Jones

For some younger audience members inside the Helen Hayes Theatre, Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” must seem like a weird relic from another time — a 1982 experience, meaning a trip b…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: “Ferryman” Opens to Raves; Cher Musical on Way by Mark Beech

“The Ferryman” has just opened on Broadway to rave reviews. The Jez Butterworth play is the biggest highlight of New York’s performing-arts scene this week. It won unanimous five-star …

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Me Nobody Knows – Concert at 54 Below by Sandi Durell

    By Ron Fassler   In 1970, about a week before Christmas (and at the height of my teenage theatre-going years), I had the pleasure as a thirteen-year-old of attending a pre…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: Daniel Radcliffe, Justin Timberlake, Fringe Festival by Mark Beech

Daniel Radcliffe stars in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” which has just opened. It is one of the highlights of performing arts in New York this week. Justin Timberlake is at Madison Square Ga…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: Elton John to “American Son” by Mark Beech

As debate continues on the slogan “Make America Great Again” – with plenty of people on both sides of the debate saying the U.S. is already great and could be greater – a raft of new…

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

“Straight White Men” at the Helen Hayes Theatre by Richard Seff

I was confused when I entered the small Helen Hayes Theater for I thought I’d entered the wrong building. I was ushered into the small foyer, and from the auditorium I could hear ear split…

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Straight White Men *** Mary Page Marlowe **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward July 28, 2018:  Second Stage’s two current productions are mirror images of each other. On Broadway at the company’s newly renovated Helen Hayes Theatre, Straight W…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A play about straight white men on Broadway makes history by John Carucci | ap

The play that just opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway may have a cast dominated by white men but history has been made behind the scenes.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

At the Stage Door: Pippin by JK

A few weeks ago, I shared my stage door story of meeting Scott Bakula outside the Helen Hayes Theatre after Romance/Romance. Today, I thought I'd share a pair of experiences Mike and I share…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Excited About hhe Broadway Summer Season by JK

There's a mini-season happening this summer on the Great White Way! 5 shows will have opened between the end of last season and Labor Day.  There's a little bit of something for everyon…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

At the Stage Door: Meeting Scott Bakula by JK

Much has been written recently about the stage dooring experience these days on Broadway, and I suppose I'll get around to adding my two cents' worth eventually.  But for now, I'll shar…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“Lobby Hero” at the Helen Hayes Theatre by Richard Seff

I’ve often found it difficult to feel much empathy for characters who have little or no redeeming features. The exception that might well prove that rule is the current revival of Kenn…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Passing the Torch! See Harvey Fierstein Officially Welcome Torch Song to Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

It's official! As previously announced, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will return to Broadway this fall. Fresh off an acclaimed 2017 run at off-Broadway's Second Stage, the …

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

‘Torch Song’ To Re-Alight On Broadway In November In Former Home by Patrick Hipes

The Second Stage’s production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will move to the nonprofit theater’s Helen Hayes Theatre in the fall, returning the Tony-winning play to Broadway a…

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Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, Starring Michael Urie & Mercedes Ruehl, Will Transfer to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of a celebrated 2017 run at off-Broadway's Second Stage, Harvey Fierstein's iconic play Torch Song will return to Broadway this fall. The revival, starring Mic…

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Monday, February 19, 2018

BWW Flashback: Helen Hayes Visits the Helen Hayes Theatre in 1988 by Walter McBride

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographerWalter McBridefor exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out this shot of Helen Hayes arriving at the Helen …

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Broadway Gets A House For Real, Live American Playwrights by Jeremy Gerard

After 10 months of renovations and upgrading, the house lights came up Monday morning inside the Helen Hayes Theatre, at 589 seats Broadway’s smallest and newest landmark venue. The st…

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Photo Coverage: Lights Up! Second Stage Illuminates the Renovated Helen Hayes Theatre by Walter McBride

This morning, Monday, February 5, 2018 at 1000am, Second Stage Theater Carole Rothman, Artistic Director Casey Reitz, Executive Director hosted the official lighting ceremony for its new Bro…

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See the Stars Step Out for the Helen Hayes Theatre's Lighting Ceremony by

Second Stage has a Broadway house! Artistic Director Carole Rothman, architect David Rockwell, board members Tony Goldwyn, Brooke Shields and many stage stars attended the official lighting …

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See Michael Cera, Chris Evans, and More at the Unveiling of Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre by Hannah Vine

Second Stage and the cast of Lobby Hero celebrated the new landmark theatre with a lighting ceremony February 5.

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Up on the Marquee: The Helen Hayes Theatre is Back with LOBBY HERO! by Walter McBride

Second StageTheater's Broadway premiere ofKenneth Lonergan'sLobby Hero, directed byTrip Cullmanand starringMichael Cera,Chris Evans,Brian Tyree Henry, andBel Powley,begin previews on Thursda…

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