Thursday, November 15, 2018

Odds & Ends: Head Over Heels Joins Lineup for CBS' Thanksgiving Parade Special & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Head Over Heels Joins Lineup on CBS' Thanksgiving Parade Special The celebrated Go-Go's musical Head Over Heels i…

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Review: ‘King Kong’ at the Broadway Theatre by Deb Miller

Inspired by the 1933 film classic, the new musical retelling of King Kong, by the illustrious international team of Jack Thorne (book), Marius de Vries (score), Eddie Perfect (songs), and Dr…

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Updates: A Pregnant Amy Schumer in Hospital with Hyperemesis, Kanye Wants to See Van Jones, $35 Mil “King Kong” on Discount by Roger Friedman

This afternoon…Amy Schumer, pregnant, says on Instagram she’s in the hospital in Texas with hyperemesis. She’ll be okay.But we send our good Categories: Celebrity Featur…

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Critics beat up ‘King Kong,’ but producers aren’t pulling the plug by Michael Riedel

Never mind those Curtiss Helldiver fighter planes circling the Empire State Building in “King Kong.” The real threat to Broadway’s big ape may be those vicious drama critics. They stra…

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‘Head Over Heels,’ ‘King Kong’ to perform on CBS Thanksgiving broadcast by Caitlin Huston

“Head Over Heels,” will join “Dear Evan Hansen” and “King Kong” to perform on CBS broadcast of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, who have also produced…

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King Kong Review: Going Apeshit Over a Puppet on Broadway by New York Theater

King Kong is spectacular — those dreamy eyes, that expressive sniffing of his nose, the earthquake of a roar. He is such a singular creature that, like Ann Darrow, the damsel he picks …

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Head Over Heels Will Join Dear Evan Hansen and King Kong for CBS’ 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade by Andrew Gans

The parade coverage will begin at 9 AM ET November 22.

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HEAD OVER HEELS Cast Will Perform On The Thanksgiving Day Parade by BroadwayWorld

The cast of Head Over Heels will bring their beat to the 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS The parade will be broadcast live from New York City beginning at 9 AM EST on Thursday, November …

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‘KING KONG.’ by Corine Cohen

My podcast review on ‘KING KONG’

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mother of the Maid *** King Kong **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 13, 2018:  A new play about the mother of an iconic figure (Mother of the Maid) and a musical remake of a Hollywood classic (King Kong) deliver modern feminist p…

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The Broadway Boys: Mr. November 2018 by JK

He's made the news worldwide for decades. He's appeared in several Hollywood films. And he's well-know for his temper, though his closest friends know he can be warm, caring and fiercely pro…

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Opinion: To close or not to close? by Jeremy Gerard

Heading into the holidays, the Broadway season so far has been remarkable for the breadth of its appeal and the range of subjects. Along with the usual spate of film-to-musical adaptations (…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

'Mockingbird' Sells Out On Broadway As 'Ferryman' Hits $1 Million by Lee Seymour

Bryan Cranston also started his run of 'Network' with a bang, and 'King Kong' has its work cut out for it with those reviews...

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‘Network’ Previews, ‘King Kong’ Opens As Broadway Scores $37M by Greg Evans

Bryan Cranston arrived on Broadway to two full houses last week, as the much-anticipated Network played a couple previews at the Belasco Theater and contributed $293,220 to Broadway’s…

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The Fans Have Spoken! Your Fave 10 Monsters Who Have Stomped Down Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

In honor of last week's larger-than-life Broadway opening for King Kong, we asked you about creatures of the past and present who have taken the Great White Way by storm. Fans ranke…

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Theatre Review: King Kong is a Royal Bomb by #cota

  In the beginning of the second act of Broadway’s new “King Kong” musical, star-to-be Anne Darrow says to her director, Carl Denham, “You’ve completely misunderstood wond…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - November 12th - KING KONG and THE NEW ONE Top Growth! by Jeffrey Vizcaino

The top growing current Broadway musicals wereKing Kong16.52,The Prom6.83,The Cher Show2.25,Pretty Woman1.67 andHead Over Heels1.18.The top growing current Broadway plays wereThe New One22.3…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

KING KONG: 1933 Variations by Peter Filichia

The first 45 minutes were so engrossing that I didn’t care if the title character ever showed up. Who’d expect...Continue Reading The post KING KONG: 1933 Variations appeared first on Br…

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Poor King Kong, an ape trapped in a chicken outfit by Peter Marks Washington Post

NEW YORK • If you’re of a mind to pay 150 bucks or more to see the best Thanksgiving Day Parade float ever, have I got a show for you!

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Friday, November 9, 2018

New York Royalty: Christiani Pitts & the Cast of King Kong Take Over the Portrait Booth by

Something big officially arrived on the Great White Way on November 8. King Kong bowed at the Broadway Theatre, and the cast and creative team of the larger-than-life musical celebrated…

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Build It and They Will Come… Then Wonder Why: ‘King Kong’ by Matthew Wexler

A 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound gorilla comes to life (though not much else) in the live stage version of the classic film.

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Marvel at the 7(ish) World Wonders with the Cast and Friends of King Kong on Opening Night by

The cast and friends of King Kong guess the 7 wonders of the world on opening night in this Red Carpet Challenge.

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The Report From New York : King Kong’s Beast Is Amazing; The Musical Not So Amazing by Bill Hirschman

“Amazing” is a word you don’t read in too many theater reviews. So keeping in mind that it’s well-considered use here requires a lot of contextual “yets” and “buts,” King Kon…

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Exclusive Photo Coverage: Marty Lawson Receives the Legacy Robe for KING KONG! by Walter McBride

KING KONG officially opened last night, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. Before the curtain went up, the company took a moment to celebrate the recipient of the Le…

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Broadway Poll: Your Favorite Play With Puppets by New York Theater

My favorite character in Frozen on Broadway by far is Sven the reindeer. I’ve been a fan of Avenue Q  before it opened Off-Broadway the first time. Does anybody doubt The Lion King o…

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The Show: He's Here! Christiani Pitts, Jack Thorne and More Celebrate King Kong on Opening Night by

Christiani Pitts, Jack Thorne and more celebrate the arrival of King Kong on Broadway.

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"King Kong" comes to Broadway, and it -- Kong, that is -- is a knockout by Toby Zinman

"King Kong" has arrived on Broadway. The show manages, while not being the greatest musical per se, to be immense and immensely entertaining. The star of the show, the star of the night, is …

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