Thursday, March 7, 2019

Bessie Buchanan: Harlem and Human Rights by Trav S.D.

Bessie Allison Buchanan (1902-1980) had two remarkable careers. Since one of them was in show business we celebrate her here. Her born name was Bessie Allison, though her circumstances in li…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Further Casting Set for London Premiere of The Light in the Piazza Starring Renée Fleming & Dove Cameron by Andy Lefkowitz

Additional casting has been announced for the highly anticipated London-debut production of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' six-time Tony-winning musical The Light in the Piazza. The new s…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Aspirations Come Up Against Economic Hardship In 'Sounds Like Titanic' by Martha Anne Toll

In Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman's debut, she doesn't shrink from the systemic issues of an unfair economic system, but her personal story, with its unexpected twists, makes this memoir memora…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Bookfilter’s February Pick of the Month by Michael Giltz

Every month, BookFilter selects the best new theater book, exclusively for Broadway Direct readers. Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir By Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman $25.95, W.W. Norton Jessica C…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

The Opéra-Bastille, The House That Gets No Respect by Artsjournal1

When it opened (not quite finished) in Paris in 1989, this joke made the rounds: “What is the difference between the Bastille Opera and the Titanic? The Titanic had an orchestra.”…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Titanic the musical European Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo   The award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Titanic the musical recently seen at London’s Charing Cross Theatre and on tour around the UK will tour Eur…

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Titanic Musical to Dock in Several European Cities in Summer 2019 Tour by Dan Meyer

The Southwark production of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's musical will play Moscow, Munich, and more.

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TITANIC Will Embark on European Tour by BroadwayWorld

Following the first ever UK amp Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical in 2018, the production will return in 2019 for a European tour. After opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on 11 J…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Kate Winslet to Executive Produce ‘Mare of Easttown’ by Blouin Artinfo

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet — who also produced Steve Jobs, HBO’s Mildred Pierce, etc — is slated to executive produce and lead upcoming mystery Mare of Easttown from creator Bra…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

#TBT by JK

As I mourn the loss of Head Over Heels this week, I am reminded of a very similar (and short-lived) show. Music Theatre International describes that show this way: "an anachronisti…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

This Week's #LiveAtFive Guests Include Tony Winner David Cromer, King Kong's Christiani Pitts & More! by Caitlin Moynihan #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars about their curre…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

The Good Adoptee by Darryl Reilly

Employing humor, documentary detail and suspense, Bachner offers an emotional detective story. Wit and whimsy meld with poignancy as the picaresque quest begins in present day New York City.…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

‘Powerfully moving’: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE – West End by Ian Foster

The extraordinary Caroline or Change makes the leap into the West End at the Playhouse Theatre, with a titanic Sharon D Clarke at the helm.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FROZEN Soundtrack Ranked No. 1 Top Selling Album On The 2014 Year-End Billboard 200 Album Chart by BroadwayWorld

Today, the Frozen soundtrack from Walt Disney Records was ranked the No. 1 best-selling album on the 2014 year-end Billboard 200 chart, for the period November 24, 2013 to November 16, 2014.…

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gerard McCarthy, Vanessa Babirye and More to Star in UK's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Casting is now complete best known as series regular 'Kris Fisher' in Channel 4's Hollyoaks most recently seen on screen in BBC2's The Fall, and on Netflix' epic Titanic Blood and Steel, Ger…

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Review: Titanic (Griffin Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Big musical about a big ship works in this small package as Director Scott Weinstein and his talented design team have created a theatrical world where your imagination fills in the details.…

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

From Dickens to Drag: The Must-See Holiday Shows of 2014 by Kelli Kardell

From Broadway to Queens, the New York Pops to the Rockettes… Here are just a few of the holiday productions you can find in New York City this December. Radio City Christmas Spectacula…

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Love and death in Brookline with Boston Lyric Opera by Thomas Garvey

Isolt is forgiven by King Mark; Chelsea Basler and David McFerrin in The Love Potion. Photos: Eric AntoniouSometimes I wonder whether there isn't something in opera that hates the walls of t…

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ramin Karimloo, Laura Benanti, Andy Mientus, Joshua Henry & More Will Visit the Old Red Hills of Home in PARADE- Concert Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Following the success of Titanic earlier this year, and Ragtime in 2013, Manhattan Concert Productions will bring the Drama Desk and TONY Award-winning score of Parade back to Lincoln Center…

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John Bolton Will Narrate Rudolph Concert at Carnegie Hall by Andrew Gans

John Bolton, whose Broadway credits include Spamalot, Contact and Titanic, will narrate Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which will be presented Dec. 21 at 3 PM in Carnegie Hall's Ste…

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company’s TITANIC – Brilliantly Resurrected from the Ship Graveyard by James Murray

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: THEATRE IN CHICAGO REVIEW ROUND-UP REVIEWED BY: JAMES MURRAY Griffin Theatre Company launches its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate production of Titanic. The original …

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

A New Rich Man! Danny Burstein Confirmed to Lead Fiddler on the Roof Revival as Tevye by Ryan McPhee has confirmed that Danny Burstein will indeed take on the role of Tevye in the forthcoming Great White Way revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Speculation of the five-time Tony nomi…

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Danny Burstein Confirmed as Tevye in New Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof by Ryan McPhee

Danny Burstein will indeed take on the role of Tevye in the forthcoming Great White Way revival of Fiddler on the Roof, a production spokesperson confirmed to Speculation of th…

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Tony Winner Michael Cerveris Will Move Into Fun Home on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Michael Cerveris, who starred in the 2013 off-Broadway hit Fun Home, will move with the property to the Great White Way, reports the New York Times. The Tony winner will play Bruce…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/6- Michael Cerveris by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday Michael Cerveris Cerveris, who recently played 'Juan Peron' in Evita, has also appeared on Broadway in In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Cymbeline, LoveMusik, Sweeney Tod…

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Monday, November 3, 2014

A song from 'Titanic' by Johnny Oleksinski

This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is Justin Adair and Royen Kent from Griffin Theatre Company’s “Titanic.” Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s 1997 musical, here receiving its first loc…

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review: Titanic/Griffin Theatre Company by Zach Freeman

RECOMMENDED Someone at the money-making end of the performance rights for the Maury Yeston/Peter Stone musical “Titanic” has come up with more room in their pockets than seemed appropria…

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company Critically Acclaimed TITANIC Continues Through December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit by Michael Roberts

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine,…

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hit List, Part Two: Titanic by Francis

Continuing my musical theater queen recertification process (not that I ever lost my designation as beloved BFFs and theater buddies can attest), the third musical I saw this past week was G…

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Monday, October 27, 2014

REVIEW: 'Titanic' by Griffin Theatre ★★★★ by Chris Jones

No Broadway musical of the last two decades is more ill-served by a massive production than Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's “Titanic.” That might seem counterintuitive. The RMS Titanic wa…

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