Monday, April 22, 2019

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - April 22nd - BEETLEJUICE and HILLARY & CLINTON Top Growth by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Beetlejuice 28.59, Hadestown 18.56, Oklahoma 7.58, Tootsie The Musical 6.32 and The Cher Show 6.07. The top growing current Broadway plays were…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

VIDEO: Heidi Schreck Shares How Her First Love Became the Subject of Broadway's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by TV News Desk

On this mornings episode of TODAY,Heidi Schreck sat down to share how her first love - the Constitution - became a Broadway play about one girl's love affair with the nation's most important…

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Heidi Schreck Talks Finding the Humor in What the Constitution Means to Me by Ruthie Fierberg

The playwright and actor questions the U.S. Constitution in her Broadway debut.

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Watch Heidi Schreck Talk About Finding the Humor in the Constitution by Ruthie Fierberg

The playwright and actor questions the document in her Pulitzer Prize finalist play What the Constitution Means to Me.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Token Theatre Friends: Alice Yorke Is Making Abortion Funny by American Theatre Editors

The founder of the Philly-based Lightning Rod Special discusses their newest show, 'The Appointment,' plus reviews of 'What the Constitution Means to Me' and 'Plano.'

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bryan Cranston, Adam Driver, Jeff Daniels & Laurie Metcalf Among Broadway’s Drama League Award Nominees – Complete List by Greg Evans

The Ferryman, Network, To Kill A Mockingbird and What The Constitution Means To Me are among the Broadway and Off Broadway productions taking nominations in this year’s New York Drama Leag…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Adam Driver and Keri Russell bring sexy if uneven smolder to Burn This: EW review by Leah Greenblatt

About midway through Burn This, dancer-turned-choreographer Anna talks about a piece she’s been working on, “a pas de deux for two couples”; “pas de quatre,” her boyfriend counters…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Broadway Grosses: With News of Film Adaptation, Ryan Murphy Gives The Prom a Box Office Boost by Broadway.com

It was a celebratory week for the new Broadway musical The Prom. Big-hearted TV bigwig Ryan Murphy hosted a special performance of the musical, where he broke the news that he is adapting …

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Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Andy Lefkowitz

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been awarded to Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, which was seen off-Broadway with Soho Rep last season and will play Theatre for a New Audience for thi…

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Grosses Analysis: Broadway’s What the Constitution Means to Me and More Climb at the Box Office by Adam Hetrick

Actor-playwright Heidi Shreck, recently named a Pulitzer Prize finalist, finds a growing audience with her Broadway debut.

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‘Fairview’ wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with ‘Constitution,’ ‘Dance Nation’ as finalists by Caitlin Huston

“Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with “What the Constitution Means to Me” by Heidi Schreck and “Dance Nation” by Clare Barron named as f…

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Jackie Sibblies Drury Wins 2019 Drama Pulitzer for ‘Fairview’ by American Theatre Editors

Finalists were 'Dance Nation' by Clare Barron and 'What the Constitution Means to Me' by Heidi Schreck.

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - April 15th - OKLAHOMA and HILLARY AND CLINTON Top Growth! by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Oklahoma 16.10, Hadestown 8.86, Tootsie The Musical 5.39, Ain't Too Proud 4.06 and BeetleJuice 3.53. The top growing current Broadway plays wer…

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Opinion: The Game Changers knocking down the walls of Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

At its penultimate meeting of the Broadway season, the Tony Administration Committee handed down a couple of eminently reasonable rulings, along with two mild surprises.The committee affirme…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

America’s Most Famous Constitutional Scholar Meets The Creator/Star Of ‘What The Constitution Means To Me’ by Artsjournal1

Laurence Tribe, who’s taught at Harvard Law School for 50 years and is familiar to many a public TV and radio listener, went to see Heidi Schreck’s hit theater piece in its pre-Broadway …

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tony Awards' Third Set of Rulings: Harvey Fierstein Eligible for Torch Song Revisions & More by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met on April 11 for the third time this season to confirm the eligibility status of seven Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2019 …

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She’s a playwright. He’s a scholar. Their mutual admiration was ordained and established by the Constitution. by Peter Marks

Heidi Schreck was thrilled when Laurence Tribe of Harvard contacted her after he saw her play “What the Constitution Means to Me.”

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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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Broadway Grosses: The Band's Visit & Kinky Boots Go Out on a High Note by Broadway.com

It was a week of goodbyes for a pair of Tony-winning Best Musicals, both of which reported strong grosses in their last week on Broadway. In its final slate of main-stem performances, the hi…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - April 8th - OKLAHOMA Tops Growth Following Opening Night! by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Oklahoma 33.30, Tootsie The Musical 7.87, Hadestown 6.74, Ain't Too Proud 5.79 and BeetleJuice 4.71. The top growing current Broadway plays wer…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Broadway's new Oklahoma! is gonna treat you great — once you get used to it: EW review by Tom Gliatto

The title number of Oklahoma! is a rousing, open-hearted vision of agrarian bliss, celebrating a land where the wind comes sweeping down the plain and the waving wheat sure smells sweet. In …

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***** WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME REVIEW – A FIVE-STAR BROADWAY TRIUMPH by Robert Shuman

(Alexis Soloski’s article appeared in the Guardian, 3/31; via Pam Green.) Shattering, galvanizing and very funny, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me close reads an old tex…

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Crucible or Patchwork Quilt?—What the Constitution Means to Me by Jk Clarke

            by Samuel L. Leiter   A few months ago, I asked my friend Richard, house manager of Second Stage’s Helen Hayes Theater, what was next on the venue’s agenda. When he an…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me by Mark Dundas Wood

The premise of the show (directed by Oliver Butler) is that the 2019 Schreck has decided to recreate one of the many presentations she participated in at American Legion halls around the cou…

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What the Constitution Means to Me on Broadway: A Salve for the Politically Shell-Shocked by New York Theater

People are gushing about Heidi Schreck’s play as if it’s another Hamilton, and in some ways it is. No, it’s not a groundbreaking hip-hop musical.  Indeed, “What the Constitution Me…

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Sugaring the feminist pill by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Broadway transfer of Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Rarely has a new play by a modestly w…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Glenda Jackson holds court as Broadway's King Lear: EW review by Allison Adato

“Is there a British equivalent for ‘machismo’?” asks the American.“No. None at all,” replies his English friend, who then reconsiders: “Maybe Glenda Jackson.” There are any n…

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Amending a Play’s Definition: ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ by Matthew Wexler

Heidi Schreck recalls her teenage self in order to trace the relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document that dictated their rights and citizen…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Lehman Trilogy *****, The Cradle Will Rock **, What the Constitution Means To Me ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 3, 2019: Three disparate visions of America, two focusing on capitalism and one on the constitution, raise a multitude of questions about where we’ve been and w…

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Breaking: BE MORE CHILL, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME & More Pick Up Nominations for Lucille Lortel Awards! by BroadwayWorld

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. Th…

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Carmen Jones, Be More Chill, Constitution, Yiddish Fiddler & More Earn 2019 Lortel Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

The Off-Broadway League has announced nominations in 19 categories for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, honoring outstanding achievement off-Broadway. Leading the nominations is Carmen…

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