Sunday, January 15, 2023

‘IT’S A HARD TIME’: WHY ARE SO MANY BROADWAY SHOWS CLOSING EARLY? by Robert Shuman

(David Smith’s article appeared in the Guardian, 1/14; via Pam Green; Photo: KPOP, Almost Famous, Ohio State Murders. Composite: Getty; Handout.) A slew of well-reviewed productions have…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:19PM
Friday, December 30, 2022

2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Productions by JK

 2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Productions (2 Categories + Final Wrap-up) We were fortunate enough to see 13 different productions on Broadway in 2022; these are the shows we c…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:24AM
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Writing, Design and Direction by JK

 2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Writing, Design & Direction (11 Categories) We were fortunate enough to see 13 different productions on Broadway in 2022; these are the shows…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
Monday, December 26, 2022

2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Performances by JK

We are so excited to be back on a regular basis - every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Your response to our "warm-up/re-entry" reviews has been overwhelming. Thank you for coming back and for…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 09:18AM
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Watch Top 10 Broadway Videos of 2022: MJ, Funny Girl, KPOP, Neil Diamond himself by New York Theater

‘MJ’ musical numbers from opening night, Neil Diamond himself singing opening night at “A Beautiful Noise,” two different numbers from “Funny Girl,” the debate over Jewish assimi…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 03:00PM

‘KPOP’ final-performance talkback addresses Asian and AAPI representation on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

On Dec. 11, the original musical “KPOP” played its final Broadway performance. At the time of closing, the musical had played 44 previews and 17 regular performances at the Circle in the…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:03AM

Should Electronic Music be Welcome on Broadway? - OnStage Blog

And more on the backlash here: https://www.playbill.com/article/the-new-york-times-responds-to-kpop-review-controversy.

SOURCE: Google at 09:36AM
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Broadway Grosses: Fans Flock for KPOP's Broadway Farewell by Lindsey Sullivan

Though KPOP closed at the Circle in the Square Theatre on December 11, having played 44 preview performances and 17 regular performances, audiences showed up to see the musical in its final …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:03AM
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Broadway Grosses Analysis: KPOP Ends Brief Run With Highest-Grossing Week, Sold-Out Houses by Logan Culwell-Block

The musical played its final performance at Circle in the Square Theatre December 11.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM
Monday, December 12, 2022

Broadway Opening: Some Like It Hot, Ohio State Murders. Closing: KPOP, Ain’t No Mo…more. #Stageworthy News of the Week. by New York Theater

The holiday theater season hit some snags this week, with two Broadway shows set to close just weeks after opening, Stomp, an Off-Broadway staple closing after twenty-nine years, and comedy …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 03:37PM

Photos: Broadway Community Uplifts Asians On Broadway at KPOP

See photos from a gathering at KPOP on Broadway, which took place to uplift and celebrate Asians on Broadway.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:30PM

Part 3 Photo Gallery of Final "KPOP" Show on Broadway by Frank Rizzo

Sunday afternoon was the final performance of the Broadway run of the musical “KPOP” at the Circle in the Square Theater on 50th Street. Though it was a hit when it was an experiential p…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 02:22PM

Part 2 of Photo Gallery off Final "KPOP" Show on Broadway by Frank Rizzo

Sunday afternoon was the final performance of the Broadway run of the musical “KPOP” at the Circle in the Square Theater on 50th Street. Though it was a hit when it was an experiential p…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 02:06PM

Photo Gallery of "KPOP"'s Closing Show On Broadway by Frank Rizzo

Sunday afternoon was the final performance of the Broadway run of the musical “KPOP” at the Circle in the Square Theater on 50th Street. Though it was a hit when it was an experiential p…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 09:25AM
Sunday, December 11, 2022

This Week on Broadway for December 11, 2022: Ain’t No Mo’ by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the quick closures of KPOP and Ain’t No Mo’, The Met Opera ticketing system gets hacked, and Fat Ham schedules Broadway d…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 04:00PM

KPOP Plays Final Broadway Performance December 11; Find Out How to Livestream the Finale by Logan Culwell-Block, Leah Putnam

The musical's closing performance is dedicated to the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36AM
Saturday, December 10, 2022

KPOP and Ain’t No Mo’ announce abrupt closing, followed by campaigns to save them. by New York Theater

Two recently opened Broadway shows abruptly announced their closing this week. Producers of “KPOP” announced on Tuesday that the musical composed by Helen Park would close this Sunday De…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:08PM

Finale Concert From Closing KPOP Broadway Performance to Stream Live by Logan Culwell-Block, Leah Putnam

The musical's final performance is dedicated to the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:06PM

Acclaimed ‘Ain’t No Mo’‘ Sets Closing; After ’KPOP’ It Becomes The Second Racially Expansive Production To Find No Lasting Welcome On Broa by Greg Evans

For the second time in a week, Broadway is losing a worthy production that attempted to find an audience that encompassed but reached beyond the usual white, middle-aged demographic: Jordan …

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:09AM
Friday, December 9, 2022

Theater Community to Gather to Celebrate Asians on Broadway at KPOP

The theater community will gather to celebrate and uplift everyone in the Broadway community especially KPOP Broadway!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:33PM

The Rise and Fall of ‘KPOP’ by American Theatre Editors

Why is this groundbreaking Broadway musical closing so soon? The tale of its creation, evolution, marketing, and critical reception offers plenty of clues---and some glimmers of hope.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:13PM
Thursday, December 8, 2022

KPOP Songwriter Helen Park Reflects on a Broadway Run Cut Short by Helen Park

The musical recently announced it will close December 11 following just 17 performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM

Video: Ben Dances Like a KPOP Superstar on Dance Captain Dance Attack

In this video, watch as Ben Cameron dances like a superstar to Jennifer Weber's jaw-dropping choreography from KPOP and the help of dance captains Eddy Lee and Marina Kondo. Can you keep up?

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:16PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Broadway’s ‘KPOP’ Will Close on Sunday by Michael Paulson

The final performance, just two weeks after its opening, will include a panel discussion about Asian American and Pacific Islander representation.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 11:42AM

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by Matt Tamanini

BREAKING: KPOP to Close this Sunday, December 11.‘Into the Woods’ Head Out on the Road, ‘Groundhog Day’ Pulls a Groundhog Day,’ Matt Saw ‘SIX’ Again… Shocker “Today on Broa…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 07:55AM

Wake Up With BWW 12/7: INTO THE WOODS Tour, KPOP Sets Closing, and More

Top stories include Into The Woods embarking on a tour across America featuring members of the Broadway cast next year! Plus, KPOP has set its closing date, as well as STOMP, which will clos…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:09AM

‘KPOP’ to close on Dec. 11 — final performance to include AAPI community talkback  by Caitlin Hornik

“KPOP” will play its final performance on Dec. 11. The new musical, which officially opened on Nov. 27 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, will have played 44 previews and 17 regular pe…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:53AM

Watch: Tiler Peck Breaks Down Her Scene in The Hip Hop Nutcracker by Playbill

New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck has been a part of the holiday classic The Nutcracker for 18 years. This year she performs in two different versions: George Balanchine’s a…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:18AM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The New York Times Issues Response To Criticism Of KPOP Review

The New York Times has released a statement in response to the criticism of Jesse Green's review of the new Broadway musical, KPOP.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:24PM

New Musical KPOP to End Broadway Run on December 11 by Caitlin Moynihan

The new musical KPOP is closing on Broadway. The show, which began preview performances at Circle in the Square Theatre on October 13 and opened on November 20, will play its final per…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:18PM

Broadway’s ‘KPOP’ Sets Closing Notice After Only 17 Performances & 44 Previews by Greg Evans

KPOP, the history-making Broadway musical depicting and celebrating the Korean pop genre phenomenon of the title, will play its final performance this Sunday after a struggle at the box offi…

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:42PM

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