Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Photo Flashback: Carrie Fisher After a Performance of CENSORED SCENES FROM KING KONG in 1980

Today we're taking a look back into our archive with this flashback photo of Carrie Fisher after a performance of Censored Scenes From King Kong in 1980.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Soraya Nadia McDonald Wins Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism by American Theatre Editors

Among other works, McDonald is recognized for her review of Broadway's 'King Kong.'

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

BWW TV: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at Broadway Sessions!

Happy Holidays from Broadway Sessions! Our Annual All-Star Holiday Show this past Thursday the 19th was such a joyous occasion. Belting, tapping, singalongs and laughing- oh my! Our All-Star…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Beetlejuice sets Broadway closing date, announces national tour by Maureen Lee Lenker

It’s time for Beetlejuice to move on from Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (though no word yet on whether their ghosts might stick around to haunt the new owners). On Monday, producers …

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Gregg Edelman & Eric William Morris Complete the Cast of Richard Greenberg's The Perplexed Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman and recent King Kong star Eric William Morris have joined the cast of The Perplexed, a new play by Tony winner Richard Greenberg set to appear at off-Br…

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Richard Greenberg’s ‘The Perplexed’ Rounds Out Off-Broadway Cast With Gregg Edelman & Eric William Morris by Greg Evans

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Perplexed has completed its cast with Gregg Edelman (City of Angels, Into the Woods) and Eric William Morris (King Kong…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

"I Like To Know Very Real Things About People." by Angela Tricarico

by Mary Antonini Mary Antonini (headshot by Julia Kinnunen)…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Broadway Monster Mash by JK

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, THEATER FANS! At any given time, Broadway is full of monsters - and I'm not talking about mean directors, cheap producers or screaming divas. Over the years, the Rialto ha…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Review: Little Shop of Horrors by Elyse Trevers

Long before puppets became common in Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, (“Avenue Q,” “Hand of God,” “King Kong”) there was Audrey II, the star of “Little Shop of Horrors.” In a…

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Gossip Alert! We Caught the King Kong Puppet and the Audrey II Puppet Getting Steamy at a Diner by Broadway Beat

by Edward Precht. @pertoltprecht. NEW YORK, NY - Rumors and romance swung through the Great White Way last night after paparazzi snapped a pic of the King Kong Puppet - last seen as the titu…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Broadway-Bound Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Completes Casting for World Premiere at 5th Avenue Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire, a new musical based on the popular film, appearing at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this winter. The previou…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

The Friday 5: Broadway Boats by JK

Yesterday's 58th anniversary of Noel Coward's musical, Sail Away got me to thinking about all the boats I've seen on Broadway. It is amazing how many I've seen, really. Now, that's stage ma…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday: Twentysomethings, Off the Grid and ISO Meaning by Elysa Gardner

★★ Having tackled King Kong and Harry Potter, Jack Thorne takes on post-millennials The post Sunday: Twentysomethings, Off the Grid and ISO Meaning appeared first on New York Stage Revie…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Seven Must-Have Broadway Flea Items and One That's Just David Hyde Pierce's Leftover Chipotle by Broadway Beat

by Edward Precht. @pertoltprecht. This Sunday is the 33rd annual Broadway Flea Market - a yearly merch extravaganza where theaters and shows sell rare and niche memorabilia to benefit Broadw…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Douglas Hodge-Scored 101 Dalmatians Musical to Play Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

A brand-new musical adaptation of the classic novel 101 Dalmatians will debut as part of the upcoming season of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. The new tuner, featuring an original…

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Douglas Hodge-Scored 101 Dalmations Musical to Play Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

A brand-new musical adaptation of the classic novel 101 Dalmations will debut as part of the upcoming season of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. The new tuner, featuring an original…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

“King Kong” Puppet Back to Waiting Tables After Show Closes by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio NEW YORK, NY - Following last month’s closing of the Broadway musical King Kong, the show’s lead - a large, groundbreaking gorilla puppet that requires 15 peo…

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Broadway Pianist Justin Brown Has Been Arrested For Attempting to Have Sex With a Minor

Broadway pianist Justin Brown, age 26, has been arrested for trying to have sex with a minor, according to the New York Post. Brown has worked as a rehearsal pianist for Dear Evan Hansen and…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Broadway Box Office Holds Steady For Holiday Week; ‘Betrayal’ Grabs $626G, ‘Moulin Rouge!’ $2M, ‘Hamilton’ $3M by Greg Evans

Broadway box office was up a bit last week, despite being down a show from the previous week. With a very slight 2.4% rise, the 23 productions grossed a combined $28,652,877, with attendance…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Howard Sherman: Every time a stage door closes on Broadway, a new show opens by Howard Sherman

Much has been made of the closing of five Broadway shows in the past two weeks: Be More Chill, King Kong, Pretty

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Audiences Catch The Cher Show, Pretty Woman & King Kong One Last Time by Lindsey Sullivan

It was a bittersweet week on Broadway as The Cher Show, Pretty Woman and King Kong all played final performances on August 18. Audiences packed into the Neil Simon, Nederlander and Broadway …

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Broadway Box Office Dips To $31M; ‘Betrayal’ Arrives As ‘Cher’, ‘Kong’ & ‘Pretty Woman’ Take Final Bows by Greg Evans

King Kong, Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Cher Show took their final bows on Broadway last week, all three bucking a late-summer downward box office trend with some last-chance ticket-buy…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Goodbye King Kong, The Cher Show, Mojada, Broadway Bounty Hunter, etc….Last Chance Tickets by New York Theater

Seven Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are closing today: King Kong, The Cher Show, Pretty Woman Mojada, Broadway Bounty Hunter, Puffs, and the way she spoke   Then closing August 24th: What…

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King Kong Musical Closes on Broadway August 18 by Adam Hetrick

The musical, featuring a 20-foot-high, 2,000-pound, puppeteer-operated gorilla as its star, opened last fall.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Quiznos Sponsors “King Kong” Puppet In Final Effort to Save Musical by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. New York, NY - Producers of the soon-to-close Broadway musical “King Kong” announced today that sandwich chain Quiznos would be stepping in to sponsor the sh…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

5 Debut Questions: King Kong's Lissa deGuzman by Angela Tricarico

Today we welcome King Kong ensemblist Lissa deGuzman to Broadway and learn about her journey to the Great White Way! L…

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Mary Beth Peil & More to Join Corey Stoll & Nadia Bowers in Macbeth at Classic Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Classic Stage Company's upcoming revival of Shakespeare's iconic tragedy Macbeth. The previously announced production, directed by CSC Artistic Director John Doyle, i…

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

BWW TV Exclusive: Gettin' Peggy Wit It - Peggy Roasts Broadway's Closing Shows

Morgan James and Ellyn Marie Marsh present 'Gettin Peggy Wit It'! Peggy came to Broadway to roast the soon-to-close shows, including Be More Chill, The Prom, Pretty Woman, The Cher Show, and…

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A Wave Of Closings On Broadway by Artsjournal

What’s unusual is that instead of hanging on until Labor Day to cash in on tourist dollars, five musicals are closing in the next two weekends: King Kong (which bumped up the losses signif…

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Friday, August 9, 2019

'No Room For The Modest Hit Anymore': Broadway Prepares For Summer Closings by Jeff Lunden

Broadway attendance is up — yet the $35 million production of King Kong is among the five shows cutting bait in the next two weekends, as musical theater undergoes a market correction.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Industry Editor Exclusive: Closing Time on Broadway

Of course, everyone has been freaking out about the amount of closings announced in recent months. From the acclaimed musical THE PROM to the cult show BE MORE CHILL to the big-budget musica…

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