Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die to Receive Off-Broadway Run with Second Stage; Janelle McDermoth Will Star by Andy Lefkowitz

Second Stage Theater has announced an off-Broadway staging of the acclaimed 2011 solo show We're Gonna Die by Young Jean Lee (Straight White Men), slated to play the Tony Kiser Theater this…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Vineyard Theatre Announces Casting for Is This a Room by Andy Lefkowitz

The full company of stars from the acclaimed world premiere staging of Tina Satter's Is This a Room has signed on to reprise their performances for the upcoming remount of the new play at…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Annual Tony nomination post by Linda

I don't post here very often anymore, except on Tony nomination day (or in this case, the day after). As a Drama Desk nominator, I've become more sensitive to the complexities of nominations…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Broadway Season Ends. Tony Award Nominations Tomorrow: Which will be picked? #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The Broadway 2018-2019 season has ended, and the New York theater award season is in high gear. The Tony nominations will be announced tomorrow. Here are the shows that opened on Broadway th…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

2018 - 2019: The Season That Was... by JK

With today's opening of Beetlejuice, the Broadway 2018 - 2019 is in the record books. Actually, the season doesn't officially end until May 26th, but unofficially, the Tony Awards cut off is…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Robert Franklin Neill by Zack Calhoon

Robert Franklin Neill is a writer, performer, director, and educator. He is a founding member of the New York Neo-Futurists. Rob continues to create with the NY Neos at the Kraine Theater, …

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Downtown Theater Finds Itself On Broadway (And Finds That It’s Not All That Different) by Artsjournal1

Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men, Taylor Mac’s Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me, Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown, Daniel Fish’s v…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Anna D. Shapiro to Direct Broadway-Bound Devil Wears Prada Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro has been named director of the Broadway-aimed new musical The Devil Wears Prada. The previously announced tuner, featuring a book by Paul Rudnick, music by Elton …

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

MTC Will Hold 'Trans Visibility In The Theatre' Panel, Following Performance of THE NAP by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club will Trans Visibility in the Theatre, a panel directly following the Sunday, November 4th matinee of The Nap. Come to an open discussion about increasing trans presenc…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tonys Administration Committee Announces First Set of Rulings in 2018-2019 Season: Boys in the Band Is Deemed a Revival & More by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met on October 18 for the first time this season to confirm the eligibility status of seven Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing&#…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Theater Review: “Straight White Men” — Going Their Wobbly Way by Erik Nikander

Straight White Men features plenty of conflict, but most of this wrangling comes in the form of tiresome, repetitive familial bickering.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

'The Shipment': Young Jean Lee's play about racism has only gotten stronger and more uncomfortable by Kerry Reid

Years before she put herself in the world of “Straight White Men” (the play that gave her the distinction of being the first Asian-American playwright to get a Broadway production), Youn…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Grosses Analysis: Straight White Men Ends Run With Best Week on Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Playwright Young Jean Lee made history as the first Asian-American female playwright to be produced on Broadway with a production featuring Armie Hammer and Josh Charles.

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Broadway Box Office Droops To $29M; ‘Straight White Men’ Signs Off by Greg Evans

Bernhardt/Hamlet and The Nap braved the summer heat with Broadway previews last week as overall box office dropped about 8% to $29.5 million. Attendance for the 31 productions running durin…

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Broadway Grosses: Audiences Explore Fall Offerings Bernhardt/Hamlet & The Nap by Lindsey Sullivan

It's not just the sudden chill in the Theatre District air: fall has arrived on the Great White Way with the beginning of preview performances for Bernhardt/Hamlet and The Nap. Audiences…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - September 10th - Head Over Heels and Play That Goes Wrong Top Growth! by Jeff Vizcaino

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Head Over Heels 1.79, Anastasia 0.98, Mean Girls 0.87, My Fair Lady 0.85 and Gettin' The Band Back Together 0.79.The top growing current Broadw…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Takes Final Broadway Bow Today by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Straight White Men will conclude its limited run today, September 9. The play began previews at the Hayes Theater 240 West 44th Street on Friday, June 2…

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Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men Plays Final Performance on Broadway September 9 by Olivia Clement

The Second Stage production wraps up its limited engagement at the Hayes Theater.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

When Straight White Men Dance by Brian Seibert

In Young Jean Lee’s play, with choreography by Faye Driscoll, dance is a way for characters to repair relationships and communicate with one another.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Broadway Grosses: Pretty Woman: The Musical Remains a Record-Breaking Summer Hit by

Labor Day theatergoers couldn't get enough of Pretty Woman: The Musical, the new tuner that has been packing in crowds and breaking records since performances began in July. The stage mu…

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Closing Time! Last Chance to See Carousel, SpongeBob, Straight White Men & More by Eric King

New York theater audiences are gearing up to say goodbye to a new musical, an acclaimed revival, a Tony-winning dame and a slew of off-Broadway shows. rounded up the h…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, August 28- Happy Birthday, Armie Hammer! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of Golden Globe-nominatedactorArmie Hammerwho is currently making his Broadway debut in Second Stage's Straight White Men.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Broadway Grosses: Pretty Woman: The Musical Sets New House Record at Nederlander Theatre by

Just five weeks into its main-stem run, Pretty Woman: The Musical has yet again broken the box office record at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre, grossing $1,155,322.00 during this past we…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Straight White Men *** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg September 1, 2018:  Playwright, Young Jean Lee makes her Broadway debut with, Straight White Men, a comedy that has all the ingredients of a domestic sitcom. The setup, …

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Friday, August 24, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - STRAIGHT WHITE MEN by Ken Fallin

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest …

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Jaclyn Biskup by Zack Calhoon

Jaclyn Biskup is a director and producer working in theatre, television, and film. She is the recipient of an Emmy and Peabody nomination for her work on the digital series, THE SECRET LIFE …

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Broadway Grosses: My Fair Lady Plays to Packed Houses at Vivian Beaumont Theater by

Lincoln Center Theater's acclaimed Broadway revival of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is delighting crowds at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The Tony-nominated production, starring …

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - August 20th - Pretty Woman and The Play That Goes Wrong Top Growth! by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Pretty Woman 16.35, Gettin' The Band Back Together 9.17, Head Over Heels 3.03, My Fair Lady 1.39 and The Band's Visit1.33. The top growing curr…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

What could be the hottest show on Broadway still lacks star power by Michael Riedel

Without a star above the title, it’s hard for a new American play to get to Broadway. That’s the number-one gripe that producers, agents, investors and actors have about the business. Ye…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An Interview with Young Jean Lee by Victoria Myers

Straight White Men, which marks Young Jean Lee's Broadway debut, as well as the first time a play by an Asian woman has been produced on Broadway. Young Jean has been a staple of the downtow…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

The Show: Scribe Young Jean Lee Talks Straight White Men by

Get to know Young Jean Lee, the female playwright behind Straight White Men

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