Monday, May 23, 2022

MTC's Spring Gala 2022 Held May 23 With Performances By Mrs. Doubtfire, Company, Paradise Square, More by Raven Brunner

The nonprofit theatre company's annual event features an evening of cocktails, dinner, and performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07AM
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Broadway musical ‘Paradise Square’ examines a momentous time in NYC’s Civil War history by Deb Miller

The Broadway premiere of Paradise Square, an epic new musical ten-years in the making by the team of Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan (book), Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare (ly…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:35PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Star in Reading of THE GREAT GATSBY New Musical Adaptation

A private 29-hour reading of a new musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby, written by the Tony Award-nominated songwriting duo of Nathan Tysen and Jason Howland (Paradise Square), with …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:39PM

‘Paradise Square’ is a disappointing historical pastiche Joaquina Kalukango’s star can’t be dimmed, even when she’s shining through a mess by Soraya Nadia McDonald, Soraya Nadia McDonald

It was bound to happen. A producer or two was going to witness the money-printing, multiyear grip Hamilton had on Broadway and pop culture at large and try to replicate it with another multi…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Champagne, Flowers, Cronuts: How the 2022 Tony Nominees Celebrated Their Nominations by Playbill

The 75th Annual Tony Awards will return to its traditional summer time slot for the first time since 2019 on June 12 at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. Playbill asked the 2022 Tony No…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:48PM

"Thank You, Five!" A.J. Shively of Paradise Square Shares 5 Things He's Thankful For

This season, we are asking some of this year's 2022 Tony Award® nominees, if they could give their own "thank you, five" to these five subjects, what would they be? First up, Paradise Squar…

SOURCE: BroadwayBox at 11:35AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Broadway Grosses: Six, The Music Man, Plaza Suite, Macbeth & More Reign Supreme by Lindsey Sullivan

Awards season is in full swing, and be it a brand new musical or a star-led revival, there is something sure to satisfy every Broadway theatergoer. Both The Music Man, headlined by 2022 Ton…

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Paradise Square & The Music Man Lead Chita Rivera Award Nominations by Caitlin Moynihan

Kick up your heels! Nominations have been announced for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards, honoring the best in dance. This year's awards recognize the productions that opened during the 2019-20…

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2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards Announced by Lauren Yarger

SIX: Abby Mueller (Jane Seymour), Samantha Pauly (Katherine Howard), Adrianna Hicks (Catherine of Aragon), Andrea Macasaet (Anne Boleyn), Brittney Mack (Anna of Cleves) and Anna Uzele (Cathe…

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Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 2

Tonys season is here at last! The nominations for the biggest Broadway awards ceremony were announced last week on Monday, May 9. Leading the pack was A Strange Loop with eleven nominations,…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:12AM

Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 1

Tonys season is here at last! The nominations for the biggest Broadway awards ceremony were announced last week on Monday, May 9. Leading the pack was A Strange Loop with eleven nominations,…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:10AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

Drama Desk Award Nominations 2022: 'SIX' and 'Kimberly Akimbo' Lead the Pack - Which of your favorites made the list? by Raven Snook

Theatre's return season has been triumphant and rocky. Because of COVID-19, schedules are constantly changing, not just for individual productions but for theatre awards, too. Traditionally,…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Sunday, May 15, 2022

New Filing Suggests A Shortcut To Becoming A Tony-Nominated Producer by Marc Hershberg

Last week, the producers of the Broadway musical Paradise Square filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to increase its initial capitalization costs from $13.5 mill…

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:10PM


EXCLUSIVE: Paradise Square has had a bumpy road to Eden. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, the second-highest total of the season, it was Broadway’s worst-selling musical in the week ending o…

SOURCE: Broadway Journal at 06:04PM
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Celebrating Even Making it to Awards Season by Jan Simpson

It may seem strange for a theater lover—and hip-hop know-nothing—like me to be quoting the rapper Drake but his self-congratulatory lyrics “Started from the bottom, now we're here” s…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 02:36PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Paradise Square by Automatic Episode Import

New York City. 1863. The Civil War raged on. An extraordinary thing occurred amid the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of the Five Points, the notorious 19th-century Lower Man…

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Paradise Square by Elyse Trevers

Once upon a time there was a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan called The Five Points. For over 70 years, it was a crowded slum, populated mostly by newly -freed slaves and ethnic Irish. Altho…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Paradise Square by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Based on historical facts, the new and exciting musical "Paradise Square" tells a story of fictional characters caught up in real events which lead up to the Draft Riots that occurred in Man…

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Tony Nominee Joaquina Kalukango's Path to Paradise by Raven Brunner

The performer finds community through history in the new Broadway musical Paradise Square.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Broadway Grosses: Tina Bumps Up at the Box Office; Moulin Rouge! Has Rosy Week by Caitlin Moynihan

It was a big week for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which saw an increase both at the box office and capacity. The musical, starring Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, brought in $1,065,578 in gross s…

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Paradise Square *** by Barry Gordin

By Samuel L. Leiter May 12, 2022: Finally, after yet another cancellation setback caused by a backstage Covid outbreak, I was able to see Paradise Square, the final iteration (one assumes)…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:56AM

Wake Up With BWW 5/10: Check Out the 2022 TONY AWARD Nominations, and More!

Today's top stories include the Tony Nominations, which were announced yesterday by Joshua Henry and Adrienne Warren! The nominations were led by A Strange Loop, Company, Paradise Square, MJ…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:02AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Tony Awards Headscratcher: 10 Noms for “Paradise Square” Even Though Criminal Produced It, Critics Hated It by Roger Friedman

Here’s a mystery. The Tony Awards gave 10 nominations including Best Musical to “Paradise Square.” The critics hated it. The producer is

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 12:12PM

Tony Nomination Snubs and Surprises: Daniel Craig, ‘Funny Girl’ and ‘Paradise Square’ by Michael Paulson and Scott Heller

Several stars, including Daniel Craig and Sarah Jessica Parker, were not nominated for their performances, while “Paradise Square” became one of the season’s most-nominated shows.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 12:06PM

Tony Awards 2022: Here’s the list of the top nominations by Associated Press

"Paradise Square," about a Black and Irish Manhattan neighborhood during the Civil War, had its world premiere at Berkeley Rep.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 12:01PM

Tony Nominations Announced, ‘A Strange Loop’ Leads with 11 Noms by Billy McEntee

Michael R. Jackson's searing, Pulitzer-winning musical, leads the pack with 11 nominations, and other heavy hitters include 'The Lehman Trilogy,' 'Paradise Square,' and 'MJ.' The post Tony N…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 11:37AM

Tony Nomination Reactions: ‘MJ’ Lead Actor Myles Frost, ‘A Strange Loop’ Team, Conor McPherson, Lynn Nottage, David Morse & More by Dade Hayes

Reactions are coming in to Monday morning’s Tony Awards nominations, an event that feels like a reassuringly familiar sign of springtime after two-plus years of Covid upheaval on Broadway.…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:14AM

Tony Awards by Barry Gordin

Strange Loop tops list with 11 nominations, followed by MJ and Paradise Square with 10 each. The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 12th.  M…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 11:03AM

2022 Tony Awards nominations surprises: Supersized Best Actor category, Jesse Williams, ‘Paradise Square’ … by David Buchanan

In a Broadway season so crowded with exceptional productions – 34 musicals, plays, and revivals opened during the 2021-2022 eligibility window – it is no surprise that the 29 Tony Awards…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 10:45AM

Point Park grad Jaquel Spivey, CMU alumni receive Tony Award nominations by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Right behind “A Strange Loop” is a tie with 10 nominations each for “MJ” and “Paradise Square.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:31AM

2022 Tony nominations: Full list by Broadway News

The nominations for the 75th Annual Tony Awards were announced Monday morning by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry. There were 34 eligible productions this year. “A Strange Loop” topped t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:25AM