Saturday, June 8, 2024

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Celebrates Opening Night by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, is back this season after a five-year absence. Spoofs incl…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:48PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Nick Blaemire and Ethan Slater's Edge of the World to Be Presented in Concert for One Night Only by Darryn King

Edge of the World, a musical with book, music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire and Tony nominee Ethan Slater, will get a one-night-only concert presentation starring Slater himself. The concert e…

SOURCE: at 01:42PM
Friday, May 17, 2024

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92 by The Associated Press

By MARK KENNEDY (AP Entertainment Writer) NEW YORK (AP) — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in “9 to 5” and th…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:06PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

TOOTSIE Stars Santino Fontana and Sarah Stiles Star In BRENDA AND BILLY (AND THE POTHOS PLANT), Streaming This Week

Catch the online premiere of BRENDA AND BILLY (AND THE POTHOS PLANT), featuring performances by Santino Fontana and Sarah Stiles. Don't miss this exciting digital event.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:54PM
Friday, April 19, 2024

Jennifer Holliday, Norbert Leo Butz, Donna Murphy and More Will Perform Follies in Concert at Carnegie Hall by Darryn King

A huge, all-star cast will perform the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical Follies for one night only at Carnegie Hall. The concert, part of Transport Group’s Anne L. Bernstein Concert …

SOURCE: at 02:48PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tony Nominee Lilli Cooper Welcomes Baby Boy by

Tony nominee Lilli Cooper and husband Paul McLoughlin welcomed their second son, Desi, on April 8—the day of the North American solar eclipse. Cooper announced the news on Instagram. “D…

SOURCE: at 03:06PM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Reg Rogers Didn't Know the Lore of Merrily We Roll Along Until He Helped Make it a Broadway Hit by Kathy Henderson

“Listen to that! Will you listen to that?” Reg Rogers gleefully cries in one of the most joyous moments of Merrily We Roll Along. As Broadway producer Joe Josephson, he’s reacting to t…

SOURCE: at 12:06PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

First Look: Disney's Hercules at Stage Theater Neue Flora Hamburg, Germany by TheaterMania

Disney's Hercules is a musical adventure with a score by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and Tony-winner David Zippel and a book by Tony Award® winner Robert Horn (Tootsie) and Kwame Kw…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:54AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Dig Yerself a “Dead Outlaw” by Trav S.D.

Here’s a crazy yarn about a crazier yarn! In 2006, Broadway brilliantine David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Tootsie), having read my book No Applause and learning that …

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 11:12AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Scott Ellis to Remain Interim Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company Through the 2025-26 Season by Hayley Levitt

Scott Ellis, who assumed the role of Interim Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company following the passing of longtime Artistic Director Todd Haimes, will remain in the role through …

SOURCE: at 06:48PM
Friday, February 16, 2024

Name That Show! 2010s Broadway Songs (Part Two) by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 2010s - not that long ago! You've probably at least heard of most of the shows included h…

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Name That Show! 2010s Broadway Songs (Part One) by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 2010s - not that long ago! You've probably at least heard of most of the shows included her…

SOURCE: at 07:06AM
Monday, December 25, 2023

Musical ‘Shucked’ is a ‘gritty’comedy with country charm by Alan Smason

By ALAN SMASON, WYES-TV Theatre Critic Following his 2019 Tony Award win for Tootsie, writer Robert Horn was offered several projects of his choosing, but none seemed more appropriate than r…

SOURCE: at 04:35PM
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Movie Documenting the Making of THE VIOLET HOUR Cast Recording is Available to Stream Now

A new movie taking audiences behind the scenes of the process of creating the cast recording of The Violet Hour is available to stream now! The musical features Tony Award-winners Santino Fo…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:02AM
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tootsie Musical Released for Licensing by Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

The adaptation of the 1982 film is written by David Yazbek and Robert Horn.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06PM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Tony-Winning Musical TOOTSIE Now Available for Licensing At Music Theatre International

Music Theatre International announces that the Tony Award-winning Musical, Tootsie, is now available for licensing.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:36PM
Friday, September 29, 2023

SHUCKED on Broadway: What the Shuck? by Shucked Broadway

Featuring our official stalks-person, Reba McEntire An unlikely hero, an unscrupulous con man, and a battle for the heart & soil of a small town. SHUCKED is the Tony Award®-winning musica…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:05PM

SHUCKED on Broadway: A Message from Reba McEntire by Shucked Broadway

Featuring our official stalks-person, Reba McEntire An unlikely hero, an unscrupulous con man, and a battle for the heart & soil of a small town. SHUCKED is the Tony Award®-winning musica…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:33AM
Friday, September 15, 2023

Michael McGrath, Tony Award winner of 'Tootsie' and 'Spamalot,' dies at 65 by The Associated Press

McGrath was in over a dozen Broadway shows including “Plaza Suite,” “She Loves Me,” “Tootsie" and “Spamalot” as well as on television as the sidekick to Martin Short on “The …

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:50PM
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Dan DeLuca, Sally Struthers, Jen Cody & More to Star in TOOTSIE at Ogunquit Playhouse

Get ready for the regional premiere of Tootsie at Ogunquit Playhouse! Starring Dan DeLuca, Sally Struthers, Jen Cody, and more. Learn how to purchase tickets!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:55AM
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Back to the Future: The Musical by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Back to the Future: The Musical," the time travel adventure, joins a long line of problematic screen to stage musicalizations which do not improve on the originals in any way. Joining the l…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Montage of 'The Cottage' by TDF

The Cottage stars Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”), Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde), Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper (Tootsie), Alex Moffat (“Satu…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:13PM
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Meet the Cast & Creatives: The Cottage by TDF

The Cottage is a side-splitting farce by Sandy Rustin inspired by the works of Noël Coward -- with a feminist twist. Set in the English countryside in 1923, this tale of sex, betrayal and l…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:34PM
Friday, June 23, 2023

Mrs Doubtfire: The New Musical Comedy review – all energy, no emotion by Arifa Akbar

Shaftesbury theatre, LondonThe cast do their exuberant best but this bland, by-the-numbers retread of the 1990s film lacks feeling and adds nothing original beyond a reference to Love Island…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:55AM
Thursday, May 18, 2023

Exclusive: Watch Santino Fontana, Sarah Stiles & More in New Horror Comedy Trailer

This comedy horror stars the Tony Award winning Santino Fontana (Tootsie on Broadway, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Shades of Blue, Nurse Jackie), two time Tony Award Nominee Sarah Stiles, (Transf…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:36AM
Friday, April 28, 2023

Britney Coleman to Lead Company Tour by Ruthie Fierberg

The North American tour of Company will star Britney Coleman as Bobbie. The previously announced tour of the Tony Award-winning revival, featuring Tony-winning direction by Marianne Elliot…

SOURCE: at 04:12PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

BRENDA AND BILLY Short Film Starring Santino Fontana And Sarah Stiles To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

A new short film Brenda & Billy and the Pothos Plant, written and directed by Dave Solomon (Side Show, Pump up the Volume, photo op) and starring Tony winner Santino Fontana (Tootsie, �…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:54PM
Thursday, April 13, 2023

Shucked ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter April 13, 2023: Shucked, the new musical at the Nederlander Theatre, may be as corny as Kansas in August, but it's for that very reason it's also one of the surprise …

SOURCE: theaterlife at 07:59PM
Wednesday, April 5, 2023

My Variety Review: "Shucked" on Broadway by Frank Rizzo

Some Broadway wags might have scoffed at the idea of a cornpone musical comedy and its punny promotions. But with its exuberance, heart and non-stop yucks, “Shucked” is the surprise deli…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 12:41PM
Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Shucked review – corny musical brings country to Broadway by Adrian Horton

Nederlander Theatre, New York An original new musical about corn offers plenty of dad jokes served with some likable big numbers The marketing campaign for Shucked, a new and, rare these day…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:00PM

Shucked: Cornpone Hilarity by Frank Scheck

★★★★☆ This original musical, featuring a book by Robert Horn ("Tootsie") and songs by Nashville veterans Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, is a consistent delight. The post Shucked…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 08:54PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards