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Saturday, September 15, 2001

The Day Before Tuesday by Frank Rich

Snapshots of Their Lives With Family and at Work
CALVIN GOODING: Finding Love With a Haircut
LaChanze's husband

Lights on, Broadway Dispels the Dark by Jesse McKinley

Broadway Cares Donates $50,000 in Honor of Firefighters
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the charity at the heart of the Broadway community, is donating $50,000 in memory of the firefighters lost from Battalion #9, "The Broadway Firehouse."

BC/EFA Flea Market Moves to September 30
The 15th Annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market and Grand Auction, originally scheduled for Sunday, September 23 will now be held on Sunday, September 30, a BC/EFA spokesperson confirmed

Shows Shift Schedules Post-Tragedy
In addition to the change in Urinetown's Broadway bow, several other shows, both on Broadway and off, have announced adjustments.

Acclaimed Costumer Barbara Matera Dies at 72
Barbara Matera, who had a career spanning five decades making costumes for Broadway, opera and ballet, died yesterday at NYU Medical Center in New York City, a spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com.

A Relit Broadway Sings Its Defiance
Companies lead audiences in Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on first night back

NY Theatre Community Picks Up the Pieces
At a glance: Casualties, relief efforts, memorials, benefit concerts, support groups, cancellations, ticket refunds and exchanges, and more. Latest: BC/EFA donates $50,000 to "Broadway's Firehouse," which lost 14 men.

More Off-Broadway Theatres Reopen Sept. 14
The "frozen" zone has been moved south from 14th Street to Canal Street -- meaning all the Greenwich Village theatres can reopen

Rent Cast and Crew Help Victims Get Through Season of Hate
How the companies of New York shows are pitching in to help the relief effort

The Night the Lights Went On on Broadway by Peter Filichia

How a Cast Album Saved an Actor's Life Sept. 11 by Peter Filichia

Broadway Reopened on Sept. 13 With Curtain Speeches and "God Bless America"

Daily News Off-Broadway Critic, Don Nelson, Dead at 75

PBOL'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Sept. 8-14: The Show Goes On

Broadway Costume Maker Barbara Matera Is Dead at 72

posted at 9/15/2001 09:08:57 AM by James Marino | Item Link

Friday, September 14, 2001

We are not alone. The world grieves with us.
Thank you Karen.

Presidentially yours: "W" made an appearance on 42nd Street this evening about 7:50PM, albeit a short one. It was heart warming to see the reception that he received given the general opinion of him in NYC around election time. The President, regardless of what you feel about him and his policies, deserves the respect of his people. I didn't vote for him; I don't agree with him on most topics; but it was an incredible honor to see him again, this time on our home field. Lets hope he comes back in the future under different circumstances and catches a show or two.

Walked throught the theatre district this evening and saw all of the shows participating in the candle lighting at 7PM. Even houses that were not operating, like the Plymouth where Thou Shalt Not seems to be finished loading in, had massive candle displays in front of it.

Ran into Hank Ungar, who I happened to mention in this space a few days ago, and spoke to him briefly about the tragedy. He talked about the need, especially in times of crisis, for theatre and the teaching tool it provides. Hank was headed over to Urinetown from his office so I let him run. As he walked across 44th Street, I could not help but think that Broadway was in good hands for the future with people like Hank working on it.

posted at 9/14/2001 09:41:32 PM by James Marino | Item Link



New York's Theaters and Museums Open in a Bold Resolve to Persevere by Jesse McKinley

Broadway Braces by Michael Riedel
There is growing concern in the theater industry that the attack on the World Trade Center, coupled with an already fragile economy, will put an end to the flush times Broadway has enjoyed for the past decade.

Looking A Gift Horse In The Mouth by Clive Barnes
Normalcy comes very slowly. For a tragic moment, this show was the only game in town. And, appropriately, it was free.

There are a lot of people emailing and posting to boards expressing concern about LaChanze's husband who worked in the World Trade Center. If anyone knows any information about this, it would be appreciated.

On The Scene - Broadway's Silent Tribute

Into the Woods Auditions Go on as Planned Sept. 16
James Lapine, who wrote the script and staged the original production, plans to put on a completely new version with a re-tinkered second act.

New Danny Kaye Musical Premieres in MD, Sept. 15
Danny and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story focuses on the relationship between Kaye and his songwriting wife, Sylvia Fine.

Even To The Edge Of Doom by Tom Lynch

The Night the Lights Went On on Broadway
The adage "the show must go on" got tested Sept. 13, and the actors of Broadway rose to the occasion. Peter Filichia reports from inside a Broadway theatre on the singing and tears on the night the lights went back on. Pictured: Old Glory flutters at the Times Square TKTS booth.

'Assassins' B'way bow delayed
Rehearsals were to begin next week

Off B'way shows wait to reopen
Shows wait for call from mayor's office
As of late Thursday afternoon, several Off Broadway producers continued to wait for word from the mayor's office regarding when their shows would be able to resume performances.

Holly Hunter Opens Bog of Cats Sept. 14-Oct. 7 at San Jose Rep

Aulis Sees Double With NY Premiere Two, Oct. 4-28

2000-2001 Jeff Nominees Include big, Hedwig, Hard Times, Lear and More

Assassins Postpones Broadway Debut

    I've seen fire and I've seen rain
    I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
    I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
    But I always thought that I'd see you again
    - James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain'

posted at 9/14/2001 08:10:46 AM by James Marino | Item Link

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Nita Whitaker's recording of the David Foster/Linda Thompson song "Heaven Holds The One's I Love", from her new three song CD "SHINE" was featured on the internationally broadcast Rick Dees radio program Thursday, September 13. It is rapidly becoming an anthem of comfort and hope for the country following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

The reaction has been swift and overwhelming. Demand for the song has lit up the LML Music order lines and web site. Nita has announced that all proceeds from the sale of "Shine" will be donated to Clearchannel.com for disaster relief.

"Heaven Holds The One's I Love" will also be available on Nita's upcoming full length CD "One Voice" which will be released on November 6th and can be pre-ordered on www.LMLMusic.com

posted at 9/13/2001 11:36:04 PM by James Marino | Item Link



NY Theatre Community Picks Up the Pieces
At a Glance: Casualties, relief efforts, memorials, support groups, cancellations, ticket refunds and exchanges, and more. Pictured: A memorial grows in front of "Broadway's Firehouse," which lost 15 men.

Broadway Shows To Relight Sept. 13
Theatres throughout the U.S. resuming performances after terror attack

BULLETIN: Assassins Kill Broadway's Assassins
Stephen Sondheim withdraws the revival of his scabrous 1991 musical about presidential killers

Urinetown Postpones Broadway Opening
The oddball musical comedy was to have opened Sept. 13 at Henry Miller's Theatre

Only One Show Not Playing In DC Sept. 13
The list of cancellations is down to just one . . . Don Quixote.

L.A. Shows Gradually Reopen in Wake of World Trade Center Tragedy
But many were closed Sept. 11 out of fear and concern

Idina Menzel, Maya Days Join Adam Pascal in B'way Aida Sept. 13
Disney's Aida soon to turn into a mini-Rent reunion

Theatre West Opens New Season Sept. 13 with Ray Bradbury's Falling Upward!
Comedic Irish fable is subtitled, "To Eire Is Human, To Forbid Divine"

Holly Hunter Returns to the Stage as an Irishwoman at San Jose Rep Sept. 14
Oscar winner stars in Marina Carr's By the Bog of Cats, opening Sept. 14

A City of Quiet: Nothing Is Same One Day After

The Expression of Grief and the Power of Art by NEIL STRAUSS
In the artist, events like those of Tuesday morning bring about a meeting of universal emotions and an individual will to unearth them, expose them, understand them and accept if not outlast them.

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK: Struggling to Find Words for a Horror Beyond Words by MICHIKO KAKUTANI
In a day when hype and hyperbole have become a staple of cable news, words felt inadequate to capture the disasters at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and near Pittsburgh.

Reopenings and Postponements
Broadway theaters and many museums are scheduled to reopen on Thursday, but some concerts and other cultural events have been canceled or postponed.

B'way turns lights back on. Shows get back on track
Broadway returns to its regular performance schedule tonight, as the legit industry, like the rest of the city, attempts to recover in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks. The 23 shows currently on the boards canceled performances Tuesday and Wednesday, with most of those losing three perfs.

Arts events canceled
'Disasters' postponed a week

Daze of our lives: As Gotham digs out, studios shuffle skeds
As a cloud of dust continued to stubbornly swirl around lower Manhattan, a similar haze of angst hung over Hollywood Wednesday.

NBC pushes preems while others wait
Peacock stalls fall season by a week; skeds shift.

Amid tightened security, H'wood goes back to work
Studios up security on lots

Breathing room for market
NYSE will stay closed; o'seas calm

Buzz Lines
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: Broadway performances will resume again tonight after two days of cancellations due to the attack on the World Trade Center.

2000-2001 Jeff Nominees Include Big, Hedwig, Hard Times, Lear and More

Assassins Postpones Broadway Debut

Actors' Fund Offers Support Groups for Showbiz Folk Affected by Tragedy Sept. 13-14

One-Night Curtain Appeal Raises $1,214 for Disaster Relief at Rep of St. Louis; More Planned

NYC Quebec Festival, Lepage Premiere Aborted Owing to Terrorist Attack

In Deference to Tragedy, OB's Reefer Madness Waits Till Sept. 18 to Light Up

Broadway to Dim Marquee Lights and Resume Performances Sept. 13

NJ's Two River Changes Opening of Albee's Balance to Sept. 14

NYT Arts & Leisure Weekend Offers Panels, Discounts, Sept. 13-16

New York City Theatres Prepare to Reopen Sept. 13

Urinetown's Sept. 13 Opening Delayed to Future Date

World Trade TKTS Employee Unharmed in Attack; Downtown TKTS Booth Gone

Broadway and U.S Theatres Reel from Terrorist Attacks in NYC and DC

An email I just got from a friend whom I now call my hero (warning: some graphic descriptions)

And a few random things: I have received this email a bunch of times and wanted to pass it on to you.
    Candle Lighting - Please participate
    Friday Night at 7:00 p.m. step out your door, stop your car, or step out of your establishment and light a candle. We will show the world that Americans are strong and united together against terrorism. Please pass this to everyone on your e-mail list. We need to reach everyone across the United States quickly.

    The message: WE STAND UNITED - WE WILL NOT TOLERATE TERRORISM.
On another note, it disheartens me to note that there are scams going around via email in the name of raising money for the victims and support services. Please make sure that you only donate to known agencies such as The Red Cross [www.redcross.org]...

Also on the internet, there are unofficial lists going up of survivors and such. These lists are unverified and heartbreaking to scroll through to find entries such as "Mickey Mouse" on them. Some people just have to be assholes. Mayor Guilliani has requested that the general public not participate in those lists and he is looking into developing a web-based communications system for friends and family that would have verified information... The last note on Broadway tonight will be in unison. After each show comes down, it will be followed by a curtain speech with a full company and audience performance of God Bless America. I really can't add to that. God Bless America.

posted at 9/13/2001 10:24:27 PM by James Marino | Item Link



I thought I may share some other people's points of view with you today. My older brother wrote an essay entitled "Two Cities, One Community". It said in part:
    About a hundred people sat quietly on the grass [the Great Lawn] and surrounding benches just staring at the skyline. In the slivers of view created by avenues dividing the wall of high rises, the Twin Towers would normally be seen on the horizon, standing as distant bookends to the might of the Empire State Building four miles north in Midtown. Tonight, the towers were gone. Against the brilliantly clear sky, smoke rose from downtown like a black backdrop behind the lit office and apartment towers. This was all that remained of the World Trade Center. Today, the Empire State Building is once again the city’s tallest edifice, standing alone as if looking for its now gone, taller cousins.

    As this is being written, officials are just beginning to speak of "thousands lost" but, New Yorkers knew this immediately. Most of us knew that 50,000 people worked in the World Trade Center and that five times as many passed through the massive mall and transportation complex that used to sit at its base. And, as much as were rejoice with each survivor found, in our guts, we know that as many as 20,000 were lost in the attack.

    The magnitude of the loss is beyond comprehension. We lost 2,403 people in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Try to imagine ten Pearl Harbors destroyed by a faceless enemy.

    There were approximately 80,000 lost in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Yesterday, two jets turned into missiles resulting in the lost of about one quarter as many people as lost in Hiroshima in 1945
And from my friend David Ippolito, he wrote in an email:
    I am, though, overwhelmed with a sense of pride and admiration for the people of this city. Anyone who was out in the street on Tuesday knows what I'm talking about. There were no rich people or poor people, Christians or Jews, no white people or black people, no Asians or Hispanics... only New Yorkers. Only... people. They were not wailing in the streets, or shaking fists at the sky.

    That kind of thing takes place in other parts of the world. But, not here.

    There were no diplomats being dragged from behind their desks at their embassy's, no looting, no flags burning. Only determined people, calmly and purposefully walking to their destinations, whether it was to aid in this tragedy by giving blood or other assistance, or walking to their homes. There was an overwhelming sense of calm and camaraderie. Proving once again what I've been saying for years... New Yorkers are the coolest people on the face of this earth.

posted at 9/13/2001 04:42:54 PM by James Marino | Item Link



How I Spent the Day After by Peter Filichia
posted at 9/13/2001 08:31:49 AM by Matthew Murray | Item Link

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Information Emergency Phone Numbers

In the late 80s and early 90s I worked for a few Wall Street firms. Specifically Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. Although Goldman is on Broad Street, seemingly out of harm's way from the Twin Towers, the Financial Services industry is very much like other businesses: the same group of people move between a handful of firms. There certainly will be losses from my Goldman days, but not as much as the 4 years I spent at Lehman in the World Trade and World Financial Centers.

Back in those days on the Street, I remember sitting in my office, looking out the window and seeing the jets travel north up the Hudson river in the jet path to LaGuardia. It was kind of weird at first to see from above a major airliner in flight. After a while, I never thought about it, except to daydream about where the flights were coming from and going to every now and then.

In January 1993, I was in my office at WTC when the bombing in the garage took place. It took place and then it was over. We were afraid of smoke and fire, but it NEVER crossed our minds that the building would come down. We thought nothing short of a nuclear bomb could take out one building, muchless two towers and #7. At the time when I worked at WTC, #7 was Salomon Brothers and government offices. I always thought it was a small building. Yes, a small 40 stories. That just puts in perspective how large the towers seemed.

My brother who trains horses in England called yesterday grief stricken. He used to work on the Street as well; his offices were over on Water Street.

My little sister called from Australia where she is on vacation, also about as big of a mess as I was. Until recently she worked for JP Morgan in their Venture Capital Group at 60 Wall Street. I think my sister has more friends than I do who worked in WTC. She feels totally helpless being half way around the world. Not that any of us feel that we can do anything, but at least we have each other to turn to and a constant flow of media.

I was very much relieved last night to be in touch with the last few people from my staff who did not make it into work.

My little brother, who works for me, was late to work and stuck in between Penn Station and Soho for hours, but was fine. I am so glad that he did not see what I saw, at least in person. I don't know if it is somehow different to watch it on TV rather than live.

(For those of you who don't know, I am the 7th of 9 children. 7 boys and 2 girls. Not all of us worked on Wall Street!)

I try to be a good person, but I feel nothing but hate right now. I hope that the President of the United States has more restraint than I do.

I continue to receive calls and emails of support. I do appreciate and am overwhelmed with the kindness of the Broadway community and readers of BroadwayStars. Just to give you an idea, on a normal day, I receive about 300 emails. I can't even count how many I have received in the last 24 hours, but it is over 1,000. Thank you all. It has really helped take me away from watching CNN endlessly, which I don't think is good for anyone.

I walked uptown from Soho to 90th Street on the Upper West Side yesterday afternoon. The city was amazingly quiet and calm with the exception of the occasional emergency vehicle with its siren on. As I got to 59th Street, I cut through the park where it was a spectacular day. I heard and saw a bunch of fighter jets overhead crisscross Manhattan. And as I got to 90th, I saw "Urinetown" scrawled on the sidewalk. I had to smile. Poor Hank. (Unger of The Araca Group, producers of Urinetown.) I assume that they are all well since Araca's office is on 44th Street and with a Broadway show opening this week I don't think any of them would be downtown. But in the downturn of ticket sales on Broadway, a terrorist attach in NYC and Broadway being the last thing on the Media's mind, Urinetown is not poised for a big opening. That's a shame because it is a great show and the producers are young guys who can change the face of Broadway.

Last night, I spoke to a friend who lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She noted how when she looks around her neighborhood, there were so many apartments with no lights on. She wondered if the people who lived there would ever come home. It is a very sad observation.

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The League of American Theatres and Producers closed Broadway last night and today's matinee, at least. There is a lot of discussion about what to do next, and how to heighten security to make patrons feel safer.

Variety has done some good coverage of the story and its impact upon the Biz.

THE MOURNING AFTER
Showbiz is rocked by real life
It was the day the world stopped. The real world and the play world.
In the real world, casualties from terrorist bombings were estimated at more than 10,000, and the almost nonchalant hijackings of four airliners exposed the vulnerability of aviation security. In fact, all of America's security was suddenly looking unprotected.

A 'SILENT SHOCK' HITS NEW YORK
Devastation leaves survivors speechless
Struggling to comprehend the events of Tuesday, Gotham-based industryites described scenes of devastation and chaos that defy belief. As ash fell like an eerie snow, the bigger picture became clear: The glittering nexus of global media and business lay in tatters, along with New York's irrepressible pride.

GLOBAL ECONOMY JOLTED IN TERRORIST ATTACKS
World stock markets register huge drops
A plunging dollar and hammered overseas stocks suggest congloms of all stripes -- and even the world economy -- could get pummeled by fallout from Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

JOURNOS COMBAT READY
News nets pool efforts on the crisis
News nets abandoned their competitive ways on Tuesday in order to cover the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil in history.

HOT TOPIC: Terrorist attack
The World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in the nation's capital were the targets of terrorist attacks. We chronicle the impact the tragedy will have on politics, showbiz and everyday life.

Broadway.com's editorial offices are closed. The following message is on their site:
    Due to the events in New York City, all Broadway shows are closed for today, September 12, 2001.

    If you are holding tickets for these shows, you will be entitled to a full refund.

    Also, Broadway.com offices will be closed for today and will reopen as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Not Today by Peter Filichia

BULLETIN: Broadway and Off-B'way Shows Cancelled Sept. 12
Times Square OK after terror attack on lower Manhattan, but Greenwich Village closed to non-residents Sept. 12

BULLETIN: DC Theatres Cancel Sept. 11 Performances as Mayor Declares State of Emergency
Only Olney Theatre Center in Maryland is saying that their show goes on

Broadway and U.S Theatres Reel from Terrorist Attacks in NYC and DC

D.C. Theaters Shut Down in Wake of Attack on Pentagon

Theatres Across Nation, from Chicago to L.A., Shutter in Cautionary Step

Terrorist Attack at NYC's World Trade Center Shuts Down Bway Theatres

posted at 9/12/2001 11:10:47 AM by James Marino | Item Link



Amazon.com is collecting money for the Red Cross.

If you're in the city, Red Cross HQ is on Amsterdam and 66th, they're looking for volunteers and blood donors. I will be there tomorrow (today).

posted at 9/12/2001 12:33:06 AM by Catherine Skidmore | Item Link

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

I think I lost about 100 friends today. I can't count them. I keep breaking down. I don't think that I have ever been so sad and cried so much. I don't know if I will ever be the same. But I am home now. Thank you to everyone for the notes.
posted at 9/11/2001 07:31:01 PM by James Marino | Item Link



Just checking in. We watched the whole thing from our couch (I live five blocks from the WTC), and then came uptown by foot.

If you have O+ or O- blood, PLEASE go to a hospital and donate blood.

posted at 9/11/2001 01:28:02 PM by Catherine Skidmore | Item Link



The second building just exploded and collaped. This is just beyond anything that I can even conceive. I feel so much anger and helplessness.
posted at 9/11/2001 10:33:07 AM by James Marino | Item Link



one tower just collapsed (south east) i am weeping..... i cant tell you how i feel
posted at 9/11/2001 10:02:52 AM by James Marino | Item Link



According to what I've heard, another fire at the Pentagon, CNN apparently reporting a plane crash there. The White House, Capitol, and Treasury have been evacuated. All air traffic across the country has been shut down. My hopes and prayers go out to everyone in New York, Washington, and everywhere else right now.
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My office is on the 10th floor of a Soho building with large southern facing windows, so I have a full view of downtown. From my vantage, I see a huge hole where the first plane entered the north west tower from north to south. The south east tower was hit from the south to north. It is being reported that a plane or planes were hijacked and flown into the towers with passengers in them.
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Oh my god. I just saw the other building blow up. A second plane approaching from the opposite direction (south to north) crashed into the south-east tower.
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Something very terrible just happened at the World Trade Center. I think a plane crashed into the north-western tower. It is horrible and stunning to look at. -- james
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An Evening on Broadway: To celebrate New York Design Center's 75th Anniversary
Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS [Photos from event]

Thou Shall blow out thy candles: Harry Connick turns 34 today.

Lights dim on B'way. Legit B.O. dives 17% but two tuners rise
September is Broadway's cruelest month, and the 2001 version is shaping up to be no less ornery than usual. Overall B.O. came to $9,603,505, dropping a stupefying $1,982,710 -- down 17.1% -- from the previous week.

Broadway show 'Blast!' ends B'way run, moves to Disneyland
Mouse to pick up pieces as legiter vacates White Way

ALL ABOUT STEVE
By LOU LUMENICK
TORONTO - No longer the wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin these days is more like a mild and literary guy.At 56, Martin is as much an author as he is an actor. He's working on a screenplay of his best-selling novella, "Shop Girl"; is preparing his off-Broadway adaptation of "The Underpants" for fall; and continues to contribute to The New Yorker.

Idina Menzel, Maya Days Join Adam Pascal in B'way Aida Sept. 11
Disney's Aida soon to turn into a mini-Rent reunion

Jennifer Jason Leigh Replacing Mary Louise-Parker in B'way Proof Sept. 11
Tony-winner Parker gives her final performance Sunday, Sept. 9

Blast! Plays Taps; Revue Closing Sept. 23
Originally scheduled to run through January

Tennessee Williams' Something Cloudy, Something Clear Gets Rare Revival Sept. 11
A very personal remembrance of Williams' short-lived yet intense affair with a male dancer

London Hit Car Man Opens Sept. 12 in L.A. -- En Route to B'way?
This 'auto-erotic' thriller puts a new spin on the classic story of Carmen...

Charlton Heston To Star in Chicago Love Letters Sept. 11
NRA president and onetime Moses will appear on stage in A.R. Gurney's two-hander

Fall 2001 Preview: Off-Broadway Confidential
The New York shows BroadwayOnline.com is most excited about for the fall

Burn the Floor Kicks Off National Tour in Denver Sept. 11
A 2001 world tour begins in Australia July 26

No Humbug: Tim Curry To Play Scrooge in Stroman's NY Christmas Carol
Susan Stroman will recreate her staging for the eighth annual production at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, starting Nov. 23

Buzz Lines: Nicole Kidman and Sam Mendes may be doing Chekhov and Shakespeare at the Donmar Warehouse in London next fall.

Cabaret Notes: A new cabaret performance venue is named in honor of the fabulous Julie Wilson.

Former Kid in the Hall Thompson Revels in Lowest Show in NYC Sept. 19-Nov. 4

tick, tick...BOOM! Cast Album Released Sept. 11

Vineyard Will Have Hart at Oct. 1 Gala With Andrews and Hart

Idina Menzel and Maya Days Vie for Pascal in Aida, Beginning Sept. 11

Jennifer Jason Leigh Adds Its Up in Bway Proof Beginning Sept. 11

IL's Northlight Has McDonagh, Twain and an Ugly Duckling for 2001-02 Season

Broadway Grosses: September 3-9 - Part 1

It Was a Blast!: 2001 Tony Honoree Blows Off Broadway Sept. 23

South Pacific Begins at National Theatre Dec. 3

Liev Schreiber Is Iago to David's Othello at Public Theater

Former New Kid McIntyre is New Kid in tick, tick...BOOM!, Oct. 16

Hear Her Roar: Shauna Hicks and Her 70's Mix Has Preem in NYC Sept. 10-Oct. 19

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Today's birthdays include Brian De Palma, Kristy McNichol, Roxann Dawson, Harry Connick, Jr., and Ferdinand Marcos.

What You'd Put in a Musical Theatre Time Capsule by Peter Filichia

Fantasticks Fans Gain a Week; Show Will Close Jan. 13

posted at 9/11/2001 04:29:06 AM by Matthew Murray | Item Link

Monday, September 10, 2001

Does It Seem Like a Year? by Peter Filichia
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Blast! to Close Early on September 23

DVDs: Up to His Old Tricks by Ken Mandelbaum

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75 Years Of Design In 9 Showrooms Full Of Style And Broadway
The New York Design Center Celebrates 75th Anniversary With House Beautiful At "An Evening On Broadway". Gala Event Benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Tim Curry To Play Scrooge in Stroman's NY Christmas Carol
Susan Stroman will recreate her staging for the eighth annual production at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, starting Nov. 23
I've always confused Tim Curry and Terry Mann anyway.

Fall 2001 Preview: Off-Broadway Confidential
The New York shows BroadwayOnline.com is most excited about for the fall

Fall 2001 Preview: Cruising Mondo New York, Or, Where the Boys (and the Girls) Are
The New York shows during the fall 2001 season that promise to provoke, tease, titillate, shock, delight and maybe get you a hot date

Tickets on Sale for Neil Simon's New 45 Seconds From Broadway
Lewis J. Stadlen will play a role based on comedian Jackie Mason. Begins previews Oct. 16

Tickets on Sale for Leguizamo's Broadway Sexaholix
The Tony-nominated author/star of Freak will bring his new solo show to the Royale

Rocky Horror's Alice Ripley Rocks Village Underground, Sept. 10
She performs songs from her new CD album, "Everything's Fine"

Stars Help To Seek Broadway Blessing, Sept. 10
The stars are participating in a service of song and story which will ask God's blessing on the new season.

Older Lovers Running the Heart's Gamut by Bruce Weber
Charles L. Mee's "First Love" reveals the hyperbolic emotions that anyone who has ever felt the end of love to be apocalyptic will recognize.

A Cautious Return to His Throne
The king of pop (Michael Jackson) seemed to battle insecurity with coerced nostalgia in concert taping for a CBS program for which tickets cost up to $2,500 each.
$2,500 seats? Are Nathan and Matthew in this show too?

As Hollywood Uses More Animals, Concerns Grow About Their Welfare by Rick Lyman
With the proliferation of films aimed at young audiences and the explosion in cable-television channels, animal stars are in demand.
Whatever you do, don't worry about anyone else on the set.

The Songs Are Lusty, But The Book's Too Musty by Donald Lyons
Concert revivals of old musicals come in all shapes and sizes. There's Encores!, which presents old gems elegantly, with star performers, a full orchestra and a shortened book.

'Married' Not Made In Heaven by Clive Barnes
LONDON - Going to almost any new musical in London is somewhat like attending a Broadway preview - since so many of the shows here eventually end up in New York. It's a guilty pleasure - like sneaking into the movies in the morning.

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' takes top prize at Deauville

Guettel and Yazbeck Team Up to Honor O'Brien at Globe Gala Sept. 22

South Coast Rep Reads NewSCRipts: Hartman's Gone and Jordan's Our Boy Oct. 1, Nov. 12

One Night Only: Patinkin Launches Concert Tour at Bway's Neil Simon Sept. 10

Lindsay-Abaire Wins 2001 Kesselring Prize; Awarded Oct. 2 w/ Kimberly Akimbo Reading

New Two-Actor Play, Critical Moment, Gets NYC Reading Sept. 10

Play Company Launches First Full Season With Lab Presentations, Sept. 18-Nov. 4

Alice Ripley Goes Underground Sept. 10

Report: Tim Curry to Be Scrooge in MSG's Christmas Carol, Nov. 24-Dec. 29

Are You Dave Gorman? Looks for NY Namesakes, Sept. 26-Oct. 4

Old Vic, Dominion and Royal Court Are Part of 'London Open House' Weekend, Sept. 22-23

LI Moonlight Shines on Neil Simon's Daughter, Sept. 8-30


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Today's birthdays include Arnold Palmer, Fay Wray, Robert Wise, Amy Irving, Kate Burton, Chris Columbus, Colin Firth, Ryan Phillippe, and Roger Maris.

CDs: Come to My Garden by Ken Mandelbaum

Tim Curry To Play Scrooge in Stroman's NY Christmas Carol

Times Square Echoes with "Broadway on Broadway"

'First Love': Older Lovers Running the Heart's Gamut by Bruce Weber
Charles L. Mee's "First Love" reveals the hyperbolic emotions that anyone who has ever felt the end of love to be apocalyptic will recognize.

posted at 9/10/2001 07:00:10 AM by Matthew Murray | Item Link

Sunday, September 09, 2001

To be or not to be: A full slate of maybes
    NEW YORK -- The new Broadway season always looks great this time of year.

    Exactly 12 months ago, "Seussical" had all the makings of a huge hit and everyone anticipated Angela Lansbury's return in "The Visit." So who knows the final shape of things to come?

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Joey McIntyre Is New Kid in Off-B'way's BOOM!
Gary Coleman rumored to replace Jerry Dixon.

Congrats to the winners of the Broadway on Broadway run. First three men and women each won tickets to the Broadway show tickets.
Guess it's ok I overslept, since I would have come in at least fourth.

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Who's Doing What at Broadway on Broadway

West End's Up For Adventurers by Clive Barnes
London - Just like Broadway, London's West End Theater is primarily the playing field for lush and splashy musicals. Indeed, many of the lushest and splashiest are either playing in both cities, or soon will be.

Danger Ahead On L.I.E.
If Lizzie Grubman really wants to know about white trash on Long Island, she should check out Michael Cuesta's fine new movie, "L.I.E."
This is an excellent movie. It would make a great Broadway play...

Heather Headley Leaves Egypt, Nubia and Broadway, Sept. 9

Broadway Grosses: August 27 - September 2 - Part 1

posted at 9/9/2001 10:36:43 AM by James Marino | Item Link



Who's Doing What at Broadway on Broadway

Your Chance To Go Into The Woods
Have you ever wanted to be Little Red Ridinghood?
James Marino, you stay away from these auditions, you hear me?

Richard Dreyfuss: Taking a Chance on TV
I love Richard Dreyfuss, especially in The Competition and The Goodbye Girl.

Harry and the Hobbit: Wizardry in the Timing

DIVA TALK: A Very Betty Column & More...

Hit-Makers Parker and Co. Exit Bway Proof Sept. 9; Leigh in the Wings
And Josh Hamilton. We love Josh Hamilton around here.

Producers, Urinetown, Mamma Mia! Record Christmas Album for BC/EFA Sept. 9-10
How fun! I love my old Save the Children Christmas album, this looks great as well!

Heather Headley Leaves Egypt, Nubia and Broadway, Sept. 9

Menzel, Moses and Music Man Featured at Tenth 'Broadway on Broadway' Concert Sept. 9


posted at 9/9/2001 01:04:48 AM by Catherine Skidmore | Item Link



Today's birthdays include Adam Sandler, Topol, Michael Keaton, Tom Wopat, Angela Cartwright, and Goran Visnjic.

The Chorus Liners Remember by Peter Filichia

Critic's Pick | Ben Brantley: Romantic Battlefields, Strindberg's to Stroman's

Critic's Pick | Margo Jefferson: Good Read, Promising Play

Critic's Pick | Bruce Weber: Change of Pace for Stroman

In Praise of Melody, and Rodgers by Adam Guettel

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2007-08
Broadway Season

June 28 - Old Acquaintance (AA)

July 10 - Xanadu (Hayes) [Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith/B. Swibel and Sarah Murchison/Dale Smith]

Aug 19 - Grease (Atkinson)

Oct 4 - Mauritius (Biltmore) [MTC]

Oct 11 - The Ritz (54)

Oct 18 - Pygmalion (AA)

Oct 25 - A Bronx Tale (Kerr)

Nov 1 - Cyrano de Bergerac (Rodgers)

Nov 4 - Rock 'N' Roll (Jacobs)

Nov 8 - Young Frankenstein (Hilton)

Nov 9 - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (St. James)

Nov 10: Local One Strike Begins

Nov 28: Local One Strike Ends

Dec 2 - Cymbeline (Beaumont)

Dec 3 - The Farnsworth Invention (Music Box) [Dodger Properties with Steven Spielberg, Dan Cap Productions, Fred Zollo, Latitude Link and the Pelican Group]

Dec 4 - August: Osage County (Imperial) [Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian, Steve Traxler, Jerry Frankel, Steppenwolf]

Dec 6 - The Seafarer (Booth)

Dec 9 - Is He Dead? (Lyceum)

Dec 16 - The Homecoming (Cort) [Richards, Frankel]

Jan 10 - The Little Mermaid (Lunt)

Jan 15 - The 39 Steps (AA)

Jan 17 - November (Barrymore)

Jan 24 - Come Back, Little Sheba (Biltmore)

Feb 21 - Sunday In The Park With George (54)

Feb 28 - Passing Strange (Belasco)

Mar 6 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Broadhurst) [Stephen C. Byrd]

Mar 9 - In The Heights (Rodgers)

Mar 27 - Gypsy (St. James)

Mar 29 - Macbeth (Lyceum)

Apr 3 - South Pacific (Beaumont)

Apr 17 - A Catered Affair (Kerr) [Jujamcyn Theaters, Jordan Roth, Harvey Entertainment / Ron Fierstein, Richie Jackson and Daryl Roth]

Apr 24 - Cry Baby (Marquis)

Apr 27 - The Country Girl (Jacobs)

Apr 30 - Thurgood (Booth)

May 1 - Les Liaisons Dangereuses (AA)

May 4 - Boeing-Boeing (Longacre)

May 7 - Top Girls (Biltmore)

TBA - Godspell

2008-09
Broadway Season

Oct 16 - Billy Elliot (Imperial)

Nov 08 - Dividing the Estate (a Shubert theater)

Dec 14 - Shrek: The Musical (Broadway) [DreamWorks]

Talked About
Not Scheduled Yet

TBA - 50 Words

TBA - Addams Family (Elephant Eye)

TBA - American Buffalo

TBA - An American Vaudeville [Farrell, Perloff]

TBA - The Beard of Avon [NYTW]

TBA - Being There [Permut]

TBA - Benny & Joon [MGM]

TBA - Billy Elliot

TBA - Brave New World [Rachunow]

TBA - Breath of Life [Fox]

TBA - Busker Alley [Margot Astrachan, Robert Blume, Kristine Lewis, Jamie Fox, Joanna Kerry & Heather Duke]

TBA - Broomhilda

TBA - Bye Bye Birdie [Niko]

TBA - Camille Claudel [Wildhorn]

TBA - Camelot

TBA - Carmen [Robin DeLevita and The Firm]

TBA - Catch Me If You Can

TBA - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [Bob and Harvey Weinstein]

TBA - Cry Baby [Grazer, Gordon, McAllister, Epstein]

TBA - Designing Women [Alexis]

TBA - Don Juan DeMarco [New Line]

TBA - Dreamgirls [Creative Battery]

TBA - Duet

TBA - Equus

TBA - Ever After [Adam Epstein]

TBA - Fallen Angels (Shubert) [Kenwright]

TBA - Farragut North [Richards]

TBA - Father of the Bride

TBA - The Female Of The Species (TBA)

TBA - Fool For Love (AA) [Roundabout]

TBA - Girl Group Time Travelers

TBA - Golden Boy

TBA - Harmony [Guiles, Karslake, Smith, Fishman]

TBA - Hitchcock Blonde

TBA - The Importance Of Being Earnest

TBA - Jerry Springer: The Opera! [Thoday, McKeown]

TBA - Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train (Circle)

TBA - Josephine [Waissman]

TBA - Leap of Faith

TBA - A Little Princess [Ettinger, Dodger]

TBA - Midnight Cowboy [MGM]

TBA - The Minstrel Show - Kander and Ebb and Stroman

TBA - Moonstruck [Pittelman, Azenberg]

TBA - Mourning Becomes Electra [Haber, Boyett]

TBA - Monsoon Wedding

TBA - The Night of the Hunter

TBA - The Opposite of Sex [Namco]

TBA - Orphans

TBA - Pal Joey [Platt]

TBA - Paper Doll

TBA - The Paris Letter

TBA - The Philadelphia Story

TBA - Peter Pan

TBA - Porgy and Bess [Frankel, Viertel, Baruch, Routh, Panter, Tulchin/Bartner]

TBA - The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

TBA - The Princess Bride

TBA - Princesses [Lane, Comley]

TBA - Poe the Musical

TBA - Rain Man [MGM]

TBA - Robin Hood

TBA - Secondhand Lions

TBA - South Pacific

TBA - Speed-the-Plow

TBA - Stalag 17

TBA - Starry Messenger

TBA - Syncopation

TBA - A Tale Of Two Cities

TBA - Torch Song Trilogy

TBA - Turn of the Century

TBA - West Side Story

TBA - The Wall [Weinstein, Mottola, Waters]

TBA - Will Rogers Follies [Cossette]

TBA - The Wiz [Dodger]

TBA - Zanna [Dalgleish]

This list is compiled from various sources. If you have corrections to the Broadway Season, please contact us.

 
   


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