Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Chilina Kennedy to Play Myrtle Wilson in Broadway's The Great Gatsby While Sara Chase Takes Medical Leave by Hayley Levitt

Chilina Kennedy will take over the role of Myrtle Wilson in Broadway's The Great Gatsby beginning July 15. She will cover the role while original cast member Sara Chase takes a medical lea…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:12PM

Chilina Kennedy to Step in as Myrtle in THE GREAT GATSBY This Summer

Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful, Paradise Square) will play the role of Myrtle beginning July 15 in the Broadway musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s landmark novel The Great Gatsby. Lea…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:24PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2024

PARADISE SQUARE Producer Garth Drabinsky Loses Appeal To Revive $50M Equity Lawsuit

Garth Drabinsky, the Broadway producer behind Ragtime, Showboat, and Paradise Square, has lost his appeal to revive a lawsuit against Actors' Equity Association.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:48PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Wendall K. Harrington | 2024 Tony Honors Acceptance Speech by The Tony Awards

Wendall K. Harrington’s career has embraced many diverse disciplines including theater, publishing and multi-image/video design and production and academia. As a designer of scenic project…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:55AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Full Cast Set for Broadway’s The Great Gatsby, Starring Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada by Darryn King

The full cast is set for the Broadway premiere of the new musical The Great Gatsby. As previously announced, the musical will star Tony nominees Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada, reprising th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:42AM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play to Open in London's West End by Hayley Levitt

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris announced via Instagram that his 2020 Tony-nominated play Slave Play will open in London's West End. No dates, venue or casting has been announced, but the soc…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:54PM
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

A Sign of the Times to Follow Limited Engagement With Run at New World Stages by Hayley Levitt

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring hits by Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield and other popular artists of the 1960s, will follow its limited off-Broadway engagement with…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:06PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Cynthia Erivo Performs 'I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know' | NEXT at the Kennedy Center by The Kennedy Center

Watch NEXT at the Kennedy Center: Cynthia Erivo & Friends, A New Year's Eve Celebration at https://www.pbs.org/show/next-kennedy-center/ Cynthia Erivo, enchanting star of the stage and scre…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:12PM
Monday, January 1, 2024

Ben Platt and Cynthia Erivo Perform 'You're All I Need to Get By' | NEXT at the Kennedy Center by The Kennedy Center

Watch NEXT at the Kennedy Center: Cynthia Erivo & Friends, A New Year's Eve Celebration at https://www.pbs.org/show/next-kennedy-center/ Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Ben Platt fill …

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:36AM
Friday, December 29, 2023

Video: Watch Cynthia Erivo Sing With Joaquina Kalukango & Ben Platt in PBS Concert Special Preview

This New Year’s Eve, join Cynthia Erivo, for a musical celebration filmed at the Kennedy Center. Joining Oscar-nominated Erivo are Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award–winner Ben Platt (Parade, …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:47AM
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Broadway / Off-Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Sign of the Times, Stranger Things, The Effect, Etc. By: David Sheward December 20. 2023: Yet another jukebox musical is headed our way. A Sign of the Times will feature music from 1960s…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 08:47AM
Sunday, October 29, 2023

Video: SOME LIKE IT HOT's Kayla Pecchioni Talks Understudying on Broadway with CBS Sunday Morning

CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Jim Axelrod spoke with Broadway understudy Kayla Pecchioni, who is currently a swing in Some Like it Hot, and was previously the Nelly O'Brien understudy in…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:43PM
Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The Great Gatsby | Director's Viewpoint by Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill's Associate Artistic Director, Jen Bender, interviews The Great Gatsby director, Marc Bruni, and choreographer, Dominique Kelley! This world premiere musical adaptation of the ac…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:25PM
Friday, October 13, 2023

The Great Gatsby | Prologues by Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Prologues offers our audience an extra layer of insight and context for our productions. In this video, we discuss the first production of our 85th season, The Great Gatsby. This…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:19PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 2013-2023: Favorite Songs and Scores by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 2013-2023: Favorite Songs & Scores Continuing with that third decade (August 20, 2013 - August 19, 2023), I've been thinking of my favorite songs and scores from …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:07AM
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

HADESTOWN Producers Fire Back at Moore; Another PARADISE SQUARE Suit Hits

In recent years, the number of theater-related lawsuits has shot up. I’m going to give you updates on a couple of cases.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:13AM
Monday, August 14, 2023

Daniel J. Watts, Aisha Jackson and Crystal Monee Hall Join Lineup for Final KTP's Juke Joint Jubilee

Joining KTP on the final night of his summer residency are Tony Nominee Daniel J. Watts (Tina, Hamilton, After Midnight); Aisha Jackson (Once Upon a One More Time, Paradise Square, Frozen); …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:25AM
Friday, April 14, 2023

Lawsuit From Paradise Square Producer Garth Drabinsky Against Actors' Equity Dismissed by Logan Culwell-Block

The producer had sued the actors' and stage managers' union for defamation.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:24PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Good Night, Oscar Named Finalist for 2023 New Play Award Ahead of Broadway Premiere by Caitlin Hornik

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) announced that Doug Wright’s Good Night, Oscar, which is slated for the current Broadway season, is one of six finalists for the 2023 Harold…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:46PM
Thursday, February 16, 2023

Britney Spears Musical Once Upon a One More Time Announces Principal Cast by Ruthie Fierberg

Justin Guarini, Briga Heelan and Aisha Jackson will star in the upcoming musical Once Upon a One More Time, reprising the roles they originated in the show’s Washington, D.C., tryout. The…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:16AM
Friday, January 20, 2023

New musical ‘Iraqi Rose,’ to have industry reading by Caitlin Hornik

Band-frontman-turned-Broadway-writer Larry Kirwan has a new musical in development, “Iraqi Rose.” An industry reading, directed by Joe Barros, is set for Jan. 27. Kirwan, who conceived a…

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 05:35PM

Chilina Kennedy, Manu Narayan, A.J. Shively, More Set for Reading of New Musical Iraqi Rose by Andrew Gans

Joe Barros will direct the latest work from Paradise Square's Larry Kirwan.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:15PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Tony Winner Joaquina Kalukango Sings Last Midnight in Into the Woods by TheaterMania

Joaquina Kalukango, Tony winner for Paradise Square, brings down the house with this Sondheim tune in the Broadway revival of Into the Woods at the St. James Theatre.

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:33AM
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Listen: PARADISE SQUARE Composer Shares Cast Album Tracks Amid the Show's Legal Battles

The Broadway musical Paradise Square had announced that it would be releasing an original Broadway cast recording this past summer. Amid the delayed release of the cast album, Paradise Squar…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:00PM

Paradise Square's Broadway Cast Album Sees Digital Release—Kind Of by Logan Culwell-Block

The previously announced recording has languished in purgatory in the wake of financial and legal troubles for producer Garth Drabinsky.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:56PM
Friday, December 30, 2022

2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Productions by JK

 2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Productions (2 Categories + Final Wrap-up) We were fortunate enough to see 13 different productions on Broadway in 2022; these are the shows we c…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:24AM
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Writing, Design and Direction by JK

 2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Writing, Design & Direction (11 Categories) We were fortunate enough to see 13 different productions on Broadway in 2022; these are the shows…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
Monday, December 26, 2022

10 Theater Stories of 2022. #Stageworthy News by New York Theater

“on hiatus”→closed. (e.g.) mask mandatory→mask optional. Brooks Atkinson→Lena Horne; Cort→James Earl Jones. Beanie→Julie→Lea. Sara Porkalob vs. 1776. Lillias White vs. disabl…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:30AM

2022 in Review: Our Favorite Broadway Performances by JK

We are so excited to be back on a regular basis - every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Your response to our "warm-up/re-entry" reviews has been overwhelming. Thank you for coming back and for…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 09:18AM
Thursday, December 22, 2022

Broadway Shockers 2022: Garth Drabinsky Sues Actors' Equity

The Paradise Square producer is unhappy with the way the union treated him during and after the show's run.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:24AM
Monday, December 19, 2022

All the Latest on Laura Osnes and Garth Drabinsky's Defamation Lawsuits

This past week, there have been updates in a couple of the big theater-related lawsuits. BroadwayWorld has the latest on Paradise Square and Garth Drabinsky, and The New York Post and Laura …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:53AM

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