Thursday, December 1, 2022

Marc Bruni to Direct New Musical Version of The Great Gatsby by Lindsey Sullivan

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s landmark novel The Great Gatsby will receive another stage musical retelling. This production will feature music and lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Jason Howland and a b…

SOURCE: at 02:06PM

Broadway Bewildered: “Great Gatsby” Musical Coming from Failed “Paradise Square” Team by Roger Friedman

How badly can this group maim “The Great Gatsby”? Weren’t two movies enough? And yet, here comes a “Gatsby” musical from the

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 12:12PM
Monday, November 28, 2022

Judge Rules in Favor of SDC; PARADISE SQUARE Owes Over $140K for Unpaid Fees

A District Court judge ruled in favor of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and that Paradise Square Broadway owes the petitioner over $140K, in addition to over $9K in attorneys fee…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:10PM
Friday, November 25, 2022

A.J. Shively Says Current Revival of A Man of No Importance Allows for 'Deeper Human Connection' by Andrew Gans

The Paradise Square Tony nominee stars opposite Emmy winner Jim Parsons in the Classic Stage Company production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Tony Winner Joaquina Kalukango to Play the Witch in Into the Woods on Broadway

Kalukango won the 2022 Tony Award for her performance in Paradise Square.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 09:54AM

Tony Winner Joaquina Kalukango to Play the Witch in Into the Woods on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

There's a new witch in town! Tony winner Joaquina Kalukango will take over the role of the Witch in the Broadway revival of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods beginning on…

SOURCE: at 09:48AM

Joaquina Kalukango Joining Broadway's Into the Woods as The Witch by Logan Culwell-Block

The Paradise Square Tony winner will succeed Patina Miller and Montego Glover in the Stephen Sondheim revival in December.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:03AM
Friday, October 21, 2022

11 New Musicals to See Off Broadway This Fall - New song-filled shows by a Pulitzer Prize winner, an indie rocker and more by Raven Snook

New song-filled shows by a Pulitzer Prize winner, an indie rocker and more --- Broadway isn't the only destination for exciting new musicals this fall. In fact, there are almost twice as man…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Paradise Square Producer Garth Drabinsky Sues Actors' Equity for Defamation by Logan Culwell-Block

The union previously placed the Paradise Square producer on its "Do Not Work" list for unpaid wages.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:43PM

Broadway Producer Garth Drabinsky Sues Actors’ Equity For $50M, Claiming Defamation & “Blacklisting” Following ‘Paradise Square’ Collaps by Greg Evans

Three months after his hoped-for Broadway comeback Paradise Square closed amidst bad box office, legal battles, a Covid outbreak and allegations of a toxic work environment, producer Garth D…

SOURCE: Deadline at 04:26PM

Producer Garth Drabinsky Sues Actors' Equity for $50M for Defamation

Attorneys representing producer Garth Drabinsky filed suit against Actors’ Equity Association for defamation. Actors' Equity had placed the Paradise Square producer on the company's Do Not…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:24PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Prop Table Tuesday: Paradise Square and the Case of the Missing Lamppost by Broadway By Ghostlight

This week we look at a prop from the set of Paradise Square. A troubled musical with more scandals than an Olivia Wilde movie, today's prop relates to a minor but nonetheless perplexing myst…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:00AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Chilina Kennedy, Amy Spanger, John Battagliese & More to Star in ROUGH TRADE THE MUSICAL at Joe's Pub

ROUGH TRADE, a new glam bam thank you ma’am rock musical, will present a one-night-only concert performance on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 9:30 pm at Joe’s Pub. The cast is led b…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:45PM
Monday, October 10, 2022

#177 – Colin Barkell – PARADISE SQUARE by Automatic Episode Import

Colin Barkell / @colinbarkell Colin Barkell saw the VHS of River Dance at a young age and the rest is history. His love for Irish dancing led to him touring the country. While on tour he le…

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Friday, October 7, 2022

20 Shows to See Off Broadway in October - Catch two new plays by Pulitzer Prize winners, three new musicals and four Tony-winning actors by Raven Snook

Catch two new plays by Pulitzer Prize winners, three new musicals and four Tony-winning actors There may be 20 shows bowing on Broadway this fall but Off Broadway there are dozens of product…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Paradise Square's Christina Anderson Named Winner of 2022 Horton Foote Prize by Andrew Gans

Anderson is being honored for her play the ripple, the wave that carried me home.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:03PM
Friday, August 19, 2022

A Conversation with Paradise Square's Kayla Pecchioni by Beltline To Broadway

Source: Hear what Kayla Pecchioni (Paradise Square) has to say about the show, that Tony performance, and the…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:56PM
Saturday, August 6, 2022

Playbill on Twitter: "[email protected] will add Paradise Square producer Garth Drabinsky to its "Do ...

will add Paradise Square producer Garth Drabinsky to its "Do Not Work" list, effectively ending his ability to produce on Broadway.

SOURCE: Google at 10:12PM
Monday, August 1, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Takes Legal Action Against PARADISE SQUARE Producers For Unpaid Wages

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society is the latest to join the fray in the ongoing legal troubles for the Broadway production of Paradise Square.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:51PM

‘Paradise Square’ Faces New Complaints Over Payments by Marc Tracy

The shuttered show is facing legal action from the actors, stage managers and designers who worked on the production.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 06:54PM

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Joins Legal Action Against Paradise Square Producers Over Unpaid Wages by Logan Culwell-Block

The latest move follows earlier filings by theatrical unions representing actors, stage managers, and designers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM
Friday, July 22, 2022

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: What’s Up with Into the Woods and Piano Lesson? By: David Sheward July 22, 2022: The Encores! revival of Into the Woods is such a big hit that there are rumors it will…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:55AM
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Canadian Actors' Equity Will Also Bar Members From Working With Paradise Square Producer Garth Drabinsky by Logan Culwell-Block

The union is standing in solidarity with American Equity's own ban while leaving room for Drabinsky to possibly work with both CAEA and AEA members in the future.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:24AM

Garth Drabinsky Added To Canadian Equity's Do Not Work List

Following Actors' Equity placing Paradise Square producer Garth Drabinsky on their Do Not Work List, Canadian Actors' Equity has announced that they are instructing members not to work for …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:52AM
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

[Broadway Grosses w/e 7/17/2022] 76 Trombones and 26 Broadway shows by Ken Davenport

We said ‘happy trails’ to Paradise Square over the weekend.... The post [Broadway Grosses w/e 7/17/2022] 76 Trombones and 26 Broadway shows first appeared on Ken Davenport.

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 by Matt Tamanini

‘Paradise Square’ Was a Dumpster Fire Behind the Scenes, Broadway League Won’t Require Masks in August, Durang Diagnosed with Aphasia “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 07:55AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

More Paradise Square Lawsuit Details Emerge, Including Severed Finger by Raven Brunner

It has been reported that a non-binary crew member permanently severed their pinky finger in an accident during a rehearsal for the show's pre-Broadway run.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:12PM

Broadway Grosses: Audiences Spellbound by Summer's Into the Woods by Lindsey Sullivan

Fans of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods are well-aware that the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn and the slipper as pure as gold …

SOURCE: at 03:03PM

‘Paradise Square’: How an Ambitious Broadway Musical Got Overshadowed by Lawsuits, Unpaid Bills and Alleged Bullying by Rebecca Rubin

“Let It Burn,” the galvanic highpoint of the Broadway musical “Paradise Square,” pours out of star Joaquina Kalukango in a torrent of pain and frustration over the hurt that her char…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Sunday, July 17, 2022

Broadway: “Paradise Square” Closes After Cast Fights for Salaries, Producer Barred from Doing Another Show by Roger Friedman

The videos below are from actor Jamal Christopher Douglas. He’s in the cast of “Paradise Square,” which closes Sunday in a cloud

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:12AM

Broadway's Paradise Square Closes July 17 by Raven Brunner

The Moisés Kaufman-directed musical made its Broadway debut in April at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM

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