Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: ‘The Front Page’ by Providence Players by Bob Ashby

There are few perfect things in life, let alone in theater. But Providence Players’ The Front Page comes darn close. Every aspect of the production is first-rate. The newspaper world creat…

Linked From DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:17PM
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Marin Ireland & More to Lead Summer and Smoke at Classic Stage Company by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Marin Ireland (Three Sisters) will take on the central role of Alma Winemiller alongside Nathan Darrow (Richard III) as John Buchanan in a new production of Tennessee Williams&#…

Linked From at 12:42PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Jonathan Groff, Elena Shaddow, and More Celebrate Bobby Darin by BroadwayWorld

Bobby Darin was the most captivating and versatile entertainer of his time, a singersongwriterarranger who effortlessly bridged the gap between rock 'n' roll, sophisticated nightclub swing, …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:35PM
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Measure For Measure - A cup more than half empty by (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderElevator Repair Service, known for taking literary classics and adapting them to the stage - with results ranging from somewhat interesting to completely astonishin…

Linked From Stage Buzz at 08:54PM
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda Makes Headlines for His Honest Criticism of Trump by BroadwayWorld

Lin-Manuel Miranda has never shied away from expressing his political views on social media, but he is well known for his diplomatic approach to the subject. Yesterday, however, Donald Trump…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:24AM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Who Killed Poetry? by John Simon

I write as an occasional verse writer and constant poetry lover. Also one-time teacher of poetry in a writing course. Further, poetry reciter of great distinction according to my wife, thoug…

Linked From John Simon at 02:48PM
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

John Magaro Will Play Public Theater Co-Founder Joseph Papp in Richard Nelson's Illyria by Andy Lefkowitz

John Magaro is set to play Joseph Papp, co-founder of off-Broadway's Public Theater, in Illyria, the new work written and directed by Richard Nelson, which will debut at the Public. Prev…

Linked From at 06:04PM
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa & More to Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominees Sherie Rene Scott and Mary Testa, along with Pico Alexander, will appear in John Patrick Shanley's new play The Portuguese Kid, set to play Manhattan Theatre Club's off…

Linked From at 03:24PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ink review: when idea of a mission to inform was burned by the Sun by Michael Billington Theatre Critic

Almeida theatre, LondonFirst-rate drama about Rupert Murdoch’s move into British newspapers in the 1960s gives us no sermons about press ethics ‘People like stories.” So says Rupert Mu…

Linked From The Guardian at 08:42PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & Cast Take Bows in Acting Company's THE CHALK GARDEN by Jessica Fallon Gordon

Just last night, the Acting Company held a one-night-only benefit reading of British drama The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, starring Angela Lansbury. Completing the cast were Tedra Millan P…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:12AM
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Oslo Standout Michael Aronov Wins His First Tony Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael Aronov has won his first Tony Award! He takes home the prize in the Best Featured Actor in a Play category for his performance as Uri Savir, director-general of the foreign ministry,…

Linked From at 09:18PM
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Oslo, Come From Away Win Top Drama Desk Honors by Lauren Yarger

2017 DRAMA DESK AWARDs (winners in bold) Outstanding PlayIf I Forget, by Steven Levenson, Roundabout Theatre CompanyIndecent, by Paula Vogel, Vineyard TheatreA Life, by Adam B…

Linked From at 11:09PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017

BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts by Daniella Parcell

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline PRESENT LAUGHTER, Nathan Lane THE FRONT PAGE and Patti LuPone WAR…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 04:12PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Director Jerry Zaks On The Love Stories Behind ‘Hello, Dolly!’ – And Zero Mostel’s Mezuzah by Jeremy Gerard

Director Jerry Zaks already owns four Tony Awards and one of the most eclectic careers on Broadway. He does musicals: Smokey Joe’s Café, La Cage aux Folles. He does plays: Six Degrees…

Linked From Deadline at 07:08PM
Monday, May 8, 2017

Come From Away, Oslo, Dolly, Little Foxes Among Winners of Outer Critics Circle Awards by Lauren Yarger

The Musical revival Hello, Dolly!, starring Bette Midler and the feel-good musical Come From Away top the list of winners for the Outer Critics Circle with five awards each.The Little Foxes,…

Linked From at 06:52AM
Thursday, May 4, 2017

'Monsoon' Overflow by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Vishal Bhardwaj.One of the joys of reporting on the upcoming Monsoon Wedding musical, apart from the chance to chat over chai with one of my idols, director Mira Nair, was that everyone invo…

Linked From The Wicked Stage at 03:36PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Annual Tony Nomination Post - Angry Edition by Linda

Every year I look forward to the Tony nomination announcements and writing this blog post. It got off to a rough start this morning when the live stream didn't work on any of the websites I …

Linked From Pataphysical Science at 05:24PM
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dolly, Anastasia, Come From Away Lead Drama Desk Nominations by Lauren Yarger

2017 DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATIONS Outstanding PlayIf I Forget, by Steven Levenson, Roundabout Theatre CompanyIndecent, by Paula Vogel, Vineyard TheatreA Life, by Adam Bock, Pl…

Linked From at 10:28AM
Friday, April 14, 2017

Why Doing Two Shows at Once Brought Out the Best in Tony Nominee Jefferson Mays by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor infamous for playing multiple roles in Broadway’s Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and more savored working simultaneously on fall’s The Front Page and this s…

Linked From Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tony Nominees Arian Moayed, Sherie Rene Scott & Micah Stock Tapped for Hamlet by Lindsey Sullivan

To see it or not to see it: it's not even a question with this cast! Tony nominees Arian Moayed, Sherie Rene Scott and Micah Stock are set to play Hamlet, Gertrude and Horatio, respectiv…

Linked From at 06:12PM
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Photo Flash: Laughing for a Great Cause! VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Hosts NYCLU Benefit with Kathleen Turner and More by BroadwayWorld

Audience-favorite Villain DeBlanks returned to Feinstein's54 Below with an all-star benefit,featuring Oscar and two-time Tony nominee KATHLEEN TURNER War of the Roses, Serial Mom, Olivier Aw…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:45PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Jane Krakowski and More Join VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Benefit for the ACLU by BroadwayWorld

Audience-favoriteVillain DeBlanksreturns with an all-star benefit, featuring Oscar and Tony nomineeKathleen TurnerWar of the Roses,Serial Mom,Tony nomineeJane Krakowski30 Rock,She Loves Me,M…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:18PM
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mark Shenton: Why is the Samuel French bookshop closing? by Mark Shenton

Last week the news that Samuel French is shutting down its public retail shop hit the front page of The Stage. When

Linked From The Stage Registration at 02:00AM
Friday, February 3, 2017

From Nathan Detroit to The Front Page: Celebrating Two-Time Tony Winner Nathan Lane by Hannah Vine

Stage and screen star Lane, who was last seen on Broadway in The Front Page, celebrates his birthday February 3.

Linked From Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, January 30, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Star-Packed The Front Page Wraps Up Limited Engagement with Good News by Ryan McPhee

The revival of The Front Page, starring a plethora of stage and screen favorites (including Nathan Lane, John Goodman, John Slattery, Holland Taylor and more) played its final performance on…

Linked From at 04:54PM
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Broadway Revival of The Front Page Closes Jan. 29 by Andrew Gans

The company includes Nathan Lane, Robert Morse, Jefferson Mays, Holland Taylor, and more.

Linked From Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tony Awards Eligibility: Committee Rules on Dear Evan Hansen, The Great Comet & More by Ryan McPhee

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on January 26 for the second time this season and confirmed the eligibility of 13 Broadway productions in the 2016-17 season: The Encounter, Holi…

Linked From at 05:06PM

Breaking: Tonys Awards Determine Eligibility for DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE GREAT COMET & More by BroadwayWorld

The productions discussed were The Encounter Holiday Inn Oh, Hello on Broadway Heisenberg The Cherry Orchard The Front Page Falsettos Les Liaisons Dangereuses Natasha, Pierre amp The Great C…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 04:54PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Front Page by Carey

Originally published in Paste Magazine View this story online “Anything doing?” asks a reporter placing a call to a police station in The Front Page. Watching this riotous revival of thi…

Linked From Carey Purcell at 03:58PM
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nathan Lane is still the biggest draw on Broadway by Michael Riedel

And the box office champ of the fall is — Nathan Lane in “The Front Page.” The revival recouped its $4.8 million production cost at the end of December, and is on track to make a tidy…

Linked From The New York Post at 02:25PM

The Front Page's John Goodman & John Slattery Get the Sardi's Treatment by Lindsey Sullivan

Extra, extra! Two mugs have been added to the iconic Sardi's wall. The Front Page's John Goodman and John Slattery received caricatures on January 10. The titanic actors are currentl…

Linked From at 02:04PM

All that Chat