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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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More Than An Ensemble, A Community by Mo Brady

by Mo Brady The company of Hadestown (photo by Matthew Murphy) …

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

King Kong Celebrates 300 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The mega-musical opened November 8 at the Broadway Theatre.

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Photo Coverage: KING KONG Celebrates 300th Performance on Broadway

The award-winning new musical King Kong played its 300th performance on Broadway on Wednesday, July 31 at the matinee. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

See Christiani Pitts & the Cast of King Kong Celebrate 300 Performances on Broadway by

King Kong celebrated 300 Broadway performances on July 31. Stars Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris and Erik Lochtefeld bowed with the amazing puppeteering team behind the larger-than-li…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Daniel J. Watts & More to Join Adrienne Warren in Tina—The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Additional casting has been announced for the Broadway transfer of the Olivier-nominated West End hit Tina—The Tina Turner Musical. The previously announced main-stem production will begin…

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Daniel J. Watts, Dawnn Lewis, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More Join Adrienne Warren in TINA on Broadway

Additional casting has been announced for TINA a?" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL on Broadway! Along with the previously announced Adrienne Warren in the title role, TINA will star Daniel J. Watts …

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

5 Debut Questions: King Kong's Elyse Niederee by Angela Tricarico

Elyse Niederee. This week, we welcome King Kong’s Elyse Niederee to the Main Stem and learn about her journey toward making her Bro…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

BroadwayRadio Special: Eddie Perfect, composer and lyricist, “Beetlejuice” by James Marino

James Marino speaks with Eddie Perfect about his first two Broadway shows, “Beetlejuice” and “King Kong.” Guest: Eddie Perfect, composer and lyricist, “Beetlejuice” Eddie Perfect…

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Harmonia Brings Broadway to China With KING KONG, TITANIC and More

Broadway producers have been expanding their interest in China as a potential marketplace for productions, according to Deadline.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Harmonia Bridges Broadway And China With Productions Of ‘King Kong,’ ‘Titanic’ And More by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: Just as Hollywood studios did a generation ago, Broadway producers are now actively investigating the potential of China as a newly maturing marketplace with vast revenue potentia…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

An Onslaught of Closing Notices by Mo Brady

by Mo Brady Next month, five new Broadway musicals will close. Most of them are musicals with large ensembles: The Prom…

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