Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Jason Tam Interview: Actor, Keen Company, War of the Worlds, Broadway Shutdown, Halloween Traditions by Adam Rothenberg

I’m so excited to be catching up with actor Jason Tam as he gets ready to headline Keen Company’s all-star benefit broadcast of Howard Koch’s legendary adaptation of War of the Worlds…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

People You Should Know . . . Kurt Johns by Zack Calhoon

KURT JOHNS, as a 20-year resident of New York, had a great performing career in regionals, Broadway and national tours before repatriating to Chicago to concentrate on directing and writing.…

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Broadway Games: Name That Show Tune! by JK

Game day, Broadway fans! This week, you will be figuring out the title of a famous show tune. All you have to do is figure out the words below based on the clues. The letters that fit in the…

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Broadway Games: More Trivial Pursuit: Broadway Edition by JK

A few weeks ago, we tried out some Trivial Pursuit: Broadway Edition. The feedback was awesome, and we got several requests to play some more. Your wish is our command! Enjoy! How many we…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Michael James Scott to Guest Host Roundtable Discussion with Black Theater Artists on #LiveatFive by Caitlin Moynihan

Michael James Scott will join the team of Broadway.com's popular daily live news show #LiveatFive on Tuesday, June 9 at 5PM ET. The Aladdin star will host a roundtable discussion with not…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Patti Murin is Ready to Pass the Frozen Torch to the Next Anna by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Broadway's Josh Segarra & Wife Brace Welcome Second Son Hank Rice by Andy Lefkowitz

Get on your feet for this family of four! Stage alum Josh Segarra and his wife, Brace Rice, have announced the birth of their second child, a son, Hank Rice, born on January 8. The couple'…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Q & A with Indoor Boys' Alex Wyse (Part I) by JK

I am so thrilled to bring you this interview with long-time friend of this site, Alex Wyse. One of the great pleasures of the privilege of years of seeing New York theater is discovering an …

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Chick Flick the Musical Will End Its Run at the Westside Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The off-Broadway premiere production of Chick Flick: The Musical will play its final performance at the Westside Theatre on March 16. David Ruttura directs and Sarah O'Gleby choreographs th…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ato Blankson-Wood to Join Daniel Craig in Benefit Performance of A Number by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veteran Ato Blankson-Wood will go head to head with Daniel Craig in the highly anticipated one-night benefit performance of Caryl Churchill's award-winning drama A Number at New York …

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Megan Sikora & More to Star in Chick Flick the Musical at the Westside Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for the off-Broadway premiere of Chick Flick: The Musical, set to debut at the Westside Theatre next month. David Ruttura will direct and Sarah O'Gleby will choreogr…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

A Look Back at Lysistrata Jones on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, starring Frozen’s Patti Murin and On Your Feet’s Josh Segarra, opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre December 14, 2011.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Frozen Star Patti Murin on Twitter Truth-Telling, Her Other Princess Dream and More on Show People by Broadway.com

Literally, Patti Murin is Broadway royalty. She is playing the princess Anna in Disney's Frozen. Prior to that, she appeared on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu as wel…

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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, October 9, 2018

Short Broadway Run? Saw It Anyway! by JK

I'm sure we can all agree that we all have favorite shows that ran for far too short a time. And we probably all have seen shows that we can't believe ran at all. Over the years, I've seen p…

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Alex Wyse & Lenne Klingaman Join the Company of Waitress on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A new pair of talented stars head to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on October 9 to appear in the Broadway musical Waitress. Alex Wyse and Lenne Klingaman join the cast as Ogie and Dawn, respec…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Alex Wyse & Lenne Klingaman to Join the Company of Broadway's Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

A new pair of talented stars are headed to the Broadway musical Waitress. On October 9, Alex Wyse and Lenne Klingaman will join the cast as Ogie and Dawn, respectively, replacing current sta…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Most Shows at One Theater (Part 1) by JK

I'm pretty sure that if you take the time to read theater blogs, you love going to the theater. And you probably keep track of which shows you've seen. Maybe you keep all of your tickets, or…

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2018 Innovative Theatre Awards Nominees by Wendy Caster

The 2018 Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony is September 24, 2018. The nominees are as follows:OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLEDanielle Amendola, Jessica Banegas, Ryan Hunt, Kelsey Martin, Joe…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

When the "Best" IS Your "Favorite": 2012 by JK

I've done a couple of columns about when my "favorite" show of the season was not the "best" musical of the season. So, in an effort to be more positive...This may be a tad prematu…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jason Tam to Join Will Roland & More in Off-Broadway's Be More Chill by Andy Lefkowitz

Recent Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor Jason Tam has joined the upcoming off-Broadway premiere of Be More Chill, featuring music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz. Tam will…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Ms. Broadway May 2018: Caissie Levy and Patti Murin by JK

This May will be a little different: we'll be celebrating a pair of women and a pair of men for the month. We are thrilled to celebrate a duo bringing fire (and a lot of ice) to Broadway in …

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

School's In! Full Casting Announced for Broadway's New Musical Comedy The Prom by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for The Prom, a brand-new musical setting up shop at the Cort Theatre this fall. The tuner will begin Broadway previews on October 21 with an official opening slated for …

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ms. estrada by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The Q Brothers Collective (made up of GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle) is best known in New York for their hip hop variations on Shakespeare: "Othello: The Remix" in 2016 and "The …

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Full Casting Announced for Broadway's Summer: The Donna Summer Musical by Lindsey Sullivan

Complete casting has been announced for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway. As previously reported, Tony winner LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever will portray Donna Summer at…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Review: Lysistrata Jones (Refuge Theatre Project) by Scotty Zacher

Spike Lee’s recent film Chiraq adapted Lysistrata to Chicago's South Side, replacing an epic Greek war with equally epic gang violence. The stakes in Lysistrata Jones? Basketball. More spe…

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Douglas Carter Beane & Lewis Flinn to Workshop To Wong Foo Musical Adaptation by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn are at work on a musical adaptation of the 1995 film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. The stage show, featuring a book…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Theater openings Oct. 20-26

Saturday "Don’t Look Back/Must Look Back”: Audiences travel through various Uptown locations in this journey inspired by the neighborhood’s residents who fled their home countries. Thr…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Lysistrata Jones’ at Red Branch Theatre Company by Mark Beachy

Red Branch Theatre Company in Columbia, Maryland, takes a shot at producing the critically praised, but short-lived 2011 Broadway musical, “Lysistrata Jones,” a hip and new pop …

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lysistrata Jones at Red Branch Theatre (review) by Jayne Blanchard

Happiness is tucked away in an office park in Columbia, MD. Amid the chiropractors, computer businesses, dance schools and Asian delis is the Red Branch Theatre Company, currently the home o…

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