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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Broadway’s ‘Chicken & Biscuits’ Cancels Three Performances Due To Breakthrough Covid Cases by Greg Evans

The Broadway production Chicken & Biscuits has canceled its next three performances, starting tonight, due to breakthrough cases of Covid. “Through our regular testing process and prot…

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Broadway Box Office Up 16% To $23M For Week Ending Nov. 7; Three Productions Join Roster by Greg Evans

Broadway box office was up about 16% last week, with three new productions joining the playing roster and all 30 of the shows taking in a combined $22,855,192. The figure, which represents b…

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‘Is This A Room’ Q&A: Director Tina Satter On A Changing Broadway, Last-Minute Reprieves & Hoping For A Visit From Reality Winner by Greg Evans

Last week, a Twitter meme gave New York theater its best tickle in ages: With news that the brilliant, unconventional and decidedly non-parade-like plays Is This A Room and Dana H. had been …

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Broadway Vax & Mask Mandates Extended; Policies For Children, International Visitors Updated by Greg Evans

Broadway will continue to require vaccinations for audience members, performers, backstage crew, and theater staff, for all performances through February 28, 2022, the Broadway League has an…

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Laura Osnes Out As Bonnie In London ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Concert Event by Greg Evans

Laura Osnes, who received a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Bonnie Parker in the 2011 Broadway musical Bonnie & Clyde, has been replaced by West End actor Frances Mayli McCa…

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‘The Wonder Years’ Co-Stars Alley Mills & Dan Lauria Reunite For Off Broadway’s ‘Morning’s At Seven’ by Greg Evans

Alley Mills will be reunited with her The Wonder Years husband Dan Lauria in the new Off Broadway production of Paul Osborn’s classic stage comedy Morning’s At Seven, a reteaming that co…

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Acclaimed Broadway Plays ‘Is This A Room” & ‘Dana H.’ Get Two-Week Reprieves Due To Ticket Demand by Greg Evans

The critically acclaimed Broadway plays Is This A Room and Dana H. have been given two-week reprieves by ticket-buyers: Recently-announced early closing dates have been rescinded due to incr…

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‘Morning Sun’ Off Broadway Review: Edie Falco Shines In World Premiere Of Simon Stephens Play by Greg Evans

Ghosts, says a character in Simon Stephens’ moving new play Morning Sun, aren’t the sheet-covered goblins of a child’s imagining, but rather simply “interruptions.” Of what? That g…

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Greg Kinnear To Make Broadway Debut As Atticus Finch In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Greg Evans

Greg Kinnear will make his Broadway debut as Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of the classic Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird, replacing outgoing star Jeff Daniels in…

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Ephraim Sykes Joins Upcoming Off Broadway Musical ‘Black No More’ by Greg Evans

Ephraim Sykes, the Tony-nominated actor of Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud and Hamilton, will join Brandon Victor Dixon, Lillias White and Walter Bobbie in the world premiere Off Broadway mus…

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Linda Carlson Dies: ‘Newhart’, ‘Murder One’ Actor Was 76 by Greg Evans

Linda Carlson, who starred in the short-lived 1970s TV series Westside Medical and Kaz before becoming a familiar recurring actor on Newhart, Steven Bochco’s Murder One and the television …

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Broadway Box Office Slips 11% To $20M For Week Ending Oct. 31 by Greg Evans

Broadway’s 27 productions took in a $19,663,438 total box office last week, a drop of about 11% from the previous week’s tally, according to figures from the Broadway League. For the wee…

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Monday, November 1, 2021

‘Spring Awakening’ Original Cast Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Skylar Astin & John Gallagher, Jr. To Reunite For One-Night Benefit Concert by Greg Evans

The original cast of Broadway’s Spring Awakening – including Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Skylar Austin, John Gallagher, Jr. and others who would go on to major stardom following the 200…

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Audra McDonald Sets Broadway Return In Adrienne Kennedy’s ‘Ohio State Murders’; Kenny Leon Will Direct by Greg Evans

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway in Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy, the acclaimed playwright who will be making her Broadway debut at age 90. Kenny Leon wi…

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Slimmer ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Announces Broadway Opening Date by Greg Evans

The revamped Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which will return to Broadway as a one-part play rather than the original two-part event, has announced an opening date of Tuesday, Dec. 7, at…

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Camille Saviola Dies: ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’, Broadway Actor Was 71 by Greg Evans

Camille Saviola, whose many stage and TV roles included the Bajoran religious leader Kai Opaka in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the mother of the hapless Turtle in Entourage and, on Broadway, …

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‘X-Men’ Star James McAvoy To Reprise Olivier-Winning ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’ At Brooklyn Academy Of Music by Greg Evans

Actor James McAvoy will finally reprise his performance in the title role of director Jamie Lloyd’s Olivier Award-winning revival of Cyrano de Bergerac, with the pandemic-delayed staging a…

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Broadway’s ‘MJ’ Musical Casts Role Of Little Michael Jackson by Greg Evans

Producers of MJ, the upcoming Broadway musical about Michael Jackson that uses the late icon’s hits as its score, has cast the young actor – or actors – who will play the singer in his…

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Audra McDonald And Ariana DeBose To Guest On Season Finale Of Brian Stokes Mitchell Talk Show ‘Crossovers Live!’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Two of Broadway’s biggest stars – Audra McDonald and Ariana DeBose – will be the guests of the season finale of Brian Stokes Mitchell’s on demand streaming talk show Cross…

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

‘Caroline, Or Change’ Broadway Review: Sharon D Clarke Triumphs In Masterful Revival Of Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori Musical by Greg Evans

The copper-green Confederate Soldier statue that holds the stage before the cast of Broadway’s wondrous revival of Caroline, Or Change assembles looks as if it could rouse itself with the …

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Robin McNamara Dies: Star Of Broadway’s ‘Hair’, One-Hit-Wonder With ‘Lay a Little Lovin’ On Me’ Was 74 by Greg Evans

Robin McNamara, a struggling New York singer-songwriting in the late 1960s who answered a casting call for a new show called Hair and landed a starring role with the replacement cast on Broa…

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Broadway League Releases Total Weekly Box Office Figures: Season Has Grossed $105M by Greg Evans

The Broadway League, which said last summer that it would not release weekly box office figures – known in the industry as the grosses – due to the modified and even erratic performance …

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Audio Drama ‘Closing The Distance’ Being Adapted As Broadway-Bound Play ‘Windows’ by Greg Evans

Closing the Distance, author Tawni O’Dell’s audio drama series that’s featured such guest cast performers as Jason Alexander, Tony Danza, William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Kelli O’Ha…

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Broadway’s Acclaimed ‘Is This A Room’ & ‘Dana H.’ Will Close Early; Producers Cite “Challenging” Box Office Environment by Greg Evans

The first clear sign that Broadway’s road to recovery will be a very bumpy one came today with the announced early closings of Is This a Room and Dana H., two critically acclaimed plays pe…

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Broadway-Bound ‘Come Fall In Love’ Musical Based On Bollywood Hit ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ Sets World Premiere by Greg Evans

Come Fall In Love, a new musical based on the acclaimed 1995 Bollywood blockbuster film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, will open on Broadway during the 2022-23 season after a world premiere at…

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Peter Scolari Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Bosom Buddies’, ‘Newhart’, ‘Girls’ Actor Was 66 by Greg Evans

Peter Scolari, the prolific television and stage actor who found instant fame and a lifelong friendship with Tom Hanks when the two co-starred in the hit 1980 TV comedy Bosom Buddies, died e…

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Broadway Actor Chad Kimball Files Lawsuit Alleging He Lost ‘Come From Away’ Job Over Christian Beliefs by Greg Evans

Broadway actor Chad Kimball has filed a lawsuit against the producers of Come From Away, claiming he wasn’t rehired for the show’s post-pandemic return to the stage after he spoke out ag…

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Lillias White Joins Brandon Victor Dixon In Off Broadway Musical ‘Black No More’ by Greg Evans

Tony Award-winning actor Lillias White will join Brandon Victor Dixon and The Roots’ Tariq Trotter this January in the Off Broadway world premiere of Trotter’s new musical Black No More.…

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ari’el Stachel Departs Stage Adaptation Of ‘The Visitor’; Tony-Winning Actor Had Expressed Concern Over Musical’s Depiction Of Arab-American C by Greg Evans

Ari’el Stachel, the actor who won a Tony Award for his performance in Broadway’s The Band’s Visit, has departed the Public Theater’s much-anticipated Off Broadway world premiere prod…

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Leslie Bricusse Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘Doctor Dolittle’, ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Willy Wonka’ Songwriter Was 90 by Greg Evans

Leslie Bricusse, the songwriter for film and stage whose extensive roster of hits and standards includes “The Candy Man” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, “Talk to the Animal…

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

‘Dana H.’ Broadway Review: Finding Words For The Unthinkable by Greg Evans

Whether or not you know, or think you know, the real-life story of Dana Higginbotham, about her five-month abduction and torture, about her famous playwright son transforming the horror into…

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