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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine Pickin’s by David Lefkowitz

Taking a date (or spouse, or significant other or affectionate parolee) out to a Broadway show is a no-brainer for Valentine’s Day. A show is both social and personal, the experience allow…

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Jackmania Continues by David Lefkowitz

Sometimes a star just has it. Not just talent, not just a special quality, but a presence that will make theatergoers (especially female theatergoers) throw money at the opportunity to be in…

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Friday, January 30, 2015

They Took 57 Years with Them . . . to Broadway by David Lefkowitz

What were you doing 57 years ago? Well, like me, the vast majority of people reading this probably weren’t doing anything but floating in heaven somewhere before popping up in a scrotum, b…

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Numbers Game, Jan. 19-Jan. 25, 2015 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Will Critics’ Raves Save Honeymoon in Vegas? by David Lefkowitz

When “Honeymoon in Vegas” played at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse two years ago, the musical seemed to be on a fast track to Broadway. Audiences had a blast, the cast boasted Rob M…

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What Was in a Name? by David Lefkowitz

The closing of Broadway’s “Rock of Ages” next week brings not only a long-running show to an end but also, most probably, another kernel of theater history: Helen Hayes’s name on a m…

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Monday, January 12, 2015

The Numbers Game, Jan. 12-Jan. 18, 2015 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

No Money in Musicals? by David Lefkowitz

The Broadway League, which comprises theaters and producers in New York City, just released its happy stats for 2014. As ever, the organization trumpeted The Street’s overall robustness an…

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Monday, January 5, 2015

The Numbers Game, Jan. 5-Jan. 11, 2015 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Monday, December 29, 2014

The Numbers Game, Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2015 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Numbers Game, Dec. 22-Dec. 28, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Year in Review: Highlights of the Broadway Year by David Lefkowitz

Although Broadway seasons begin in May and end in April, towards the end of the annum it’s fun to look back at the calendar year – which comprises two half-seasons – and recall memorab…

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Numbers Game, Dec. 8-Dec. 14, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 16 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and David Lefkowitz

1899 Noël Coward is born today. He authored plays such as Hay Fever, Design for Living and Private Lives, many of which he performed in; scripts for the films "Brief Encounter" an…

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Numbers Game, Dec. 8-Dec. 14, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Tusk at Hand: Cooper’s Bway Elephant Man Opens 12/6 by David Lefkowitz

“American Hustle” Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper opens on Broadway tonight as John Merrick, the tortured title character of “The Elephant Man”. Patricia Clarkson, Antho…

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Monday, December 1, 2014

The Numbers Game, Dec. 1-Dec. 7, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Numbers Game, Nov. 24-Nov. 30, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rock Out: Bway’s Hair-Band Musical to Unplug, 1/18 by David Lefkowitz

A Broadway musical that features 1980s hard rock hits jukeboxed into a defiantly silly storyline? What a recipe for disaster! Especially since jukebox musicals featuring songs by The Beach B…

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Twin Peaks: Reimagined Side Show Reopens on Bway by David Lefkowitz

Never let it be said that Broadway gives you only one chance. Sure, a hit show from yesteryear or recent times is always eyeballed for a revival, but even a flop can sometimes get a new leas…

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The Numbers Game, Nov. 17-Nov. 23, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bway’s Neverland Finds its Peter. Ahem. To open 4/15 by David Lefkowitz

Producer Harvey Weinstein has glee-fully announced that Matthew Morrison will play J.M. Barrie in the spring Broadway mounting of “Finding Neverland”. The tuner, which tried out at Massa…

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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Numbers Game, Nov. 10-Nov. 17, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Pach-ed House: Elephant Man Begins Bway Previews, 11/7 by David Lefkowitz

“American Hustle” Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper begins Broadway previews at the Booth Theater tonight as John Merrick, the tortured title character of “The Elephant Man̶…

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Circus is Leaving Town: Bway’s Pippin to Pop, 1/4/15 by David Lefkowitz

Diane Paulus’s imaginative reimagining of “Pippin”, which took the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, has run out of pep. The show’s box office has been declining as of late, …

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Monday, November 3, 2014

The Numbers Game, Nov. 3-Nov. 9, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Roundabout Gets Real w/ McGregor, Nixon & Gyllenhaal, 10/30 by David Lefkowitz

Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing” is back on Broadway, this time with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ewen McGregor, Josh Hamilton and Cynthia Nixon in tow. The Roundabout Theater Company’s rev…

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Numbers Game, Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Disgraced to Grace Bway’s Lyceum, 10/23 by David Lefkowitz

Ayad Akhtar’s drama, “Disgraced”, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, opens tonight, Oct. 23, at Broadway’s Lyceum Theater. Preview began Sept. 27 for the drama, which tells…

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Numbers Game, Oct. 20-Oct. 26, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Numbers Game, Oct. 13-Oct. 19, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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