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Monday, October 28, 2019

‘Made For Love’: Noma Dumezweni Cast In HBO Max Series Based On Novel by Greg Evans

She played Harry Potter‘s Hermione Granger in London and on Broadway, and now Noma Dumezweni has been tapped for a series regular role in HBO Max’s Made For Love, opposite Ray Romano in …

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Broadway B.O.: Carole King Musical Ends On High Note; ‘Tina’ Settles In Same Way by Greg Evans

Shows based on two grande dames of rock might have passed the baton one to the other on Broadway last week, with Carole King’s Beautiful  exiting after a long, glorious run at the Stephen…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

‘The Underground Railroad’: Broadway’s Amber Gray Joins Amazon Limited Series by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Amber Gray, Broadway’s Tony Award-nominated Hadestown star, has been cast in a supporting role in Amazon’s upcoming limited series The Underground Railroad, now in production.…

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Darren Criss Sets Broadway Return In ‘American Buffalo’ Revival; Joins Laurence Fishburne & Sam Rockwell by Greg Evans

In his first Broadway appearance since his widely acclaimed, Emmy-winning TV performance as serial killer Andrew Cunanan, Darren Criss will join the previously announced Laurence Fishburne a…

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

David Byrne Extends Broadway Engagement Into February by Greg Evans

David Byrne is extending his Broadway engagement by nearly a month, producers announced today. David Byrne’s American Utopia will now run through Sunday, February 16 at the Hudson Theatre.…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Harvey Fierstein’s ‘Bella Bella’ Is Classic Harvey Harvey: Off-Broadway Review by Greg Evans

Is one hotel bathroom big enough for personalities as outsized as Harvey Fierstein and Bella Abzug? The playwright’s Bella Bella, opening tonight at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Off Broa…

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Jane Alexander, James Cromwell Join Broadway’s Upcoming ‘Grand Horizons’ by Greg Evans

Jane Alexander and James Cromwell have boarded the previously announced Broadway production of Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the play, a Second Stage production …

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Monday, October 21, 2019

‘Tina’, ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Rock Broadway; Total Box Office Hits $35M by Greg Evans

Declarations of “She’s Got Legs” might be premature, but Broadway’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is already strutting to $1M+ at the weekly box office, becoming one of the season’…

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‘The Who’s Tommy’ Stage Musical Targets A 2021 Return To Broadway by Greg Evans

Des McAnuff, the two-time Tony Award winner who directed the original Broadway staging of The Who’s Tommy, will direct a new production of the musical for 2021, producers Hal Luftig and Pa…

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Netflix Lands Mike Birbiglia’s Broadway Show ‘The New One’, Sets Launch Date by Greg Evans

UPDATE, with announcement video Netflix continues to mine Broadway for possible gold: Mike Birbiglia: The New One, the stand-up comic’s well-received show that opened in New York last year…

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‘Nashville’s Kyle Dean Massey Joins Patti LuPone As Broadway’s Upcoming ‘Company’ Adds Cast by Greg Evans

Broadway’s upcoming revival of the Stephen Sondheim landmark musical Company starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone has nearly rounded out its cast, with Nashville‘s Kyle Dean Massey, Th…

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Broadway Review: ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Finds Paradise, No Wires Attached by Greg Evans

One of rock’s great questions, a rung or two below Are You Experienced? and maybe Which One’s Pink? but still right up there, has got to be Why A Big Suit? David Byrne asked himself that…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

‘The Sound Inside’ Broadway Review: Dark Days, Darker Thoughts & The Incandescent Mary-Louise Parker by Greg Evans

Broadway doesn’t really do thrillers anymore. Unless we expand the definition to encompass the wailing banshees of The Ferryman or the occasional Martin McDonough blood drench, the stage h…

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‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ Review: Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard Bring The Off-Broadway Classic Home by Greg Evans

Little Shop of Horrors, the once and current Off Broadway marvel, announced in 1982 the arrival of two songwriters – Howard Ashman & Alan Menken – who’d soon expand musical theater…

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Serino Coyne Theatrical Ad Agency Names Matt Upshaw New CEO by Greg Evans

Serino Coyne, the live entertainment advertising and marketing agency with a roster of major Broadway clients including Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Ain’t Too Proud and The Tony Awards, today…

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Broadway’s ‘SpongeBob Musical’ Swims To Nickelodeon For December Splash; Director, Cast To Reunite by Greg Evans

The Broadway stars and director of 2017’s multiple-Tony-nominated SpongeBob SquarePants musical will re-team on Nickelodeon this December, Nickelodeon announced today. Filmed for TV in fro…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

‘The Lightning Thief’ Broadway Review: Percy Jackson Musical Teases Gods And Monsters by Greg Evans

If Percy Jackson’s bright and lively Broadway adventure tosses a bit of deja vu your way, I’d guess the creeping sense of vague recall has little to do with that gang of Greek gods down …

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‘Hadestown’ Director Rachel Chavkin Sets Broadway Return With ‘Lempicka’; Musical Makes West Coast Premiere This Spring by Greg Evans

Tony Award-winning Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin will return to Broadway next season with the musical Lempicka, with a pre-Broadway West Coast premiere this spring at La Jolla Playhouse …

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Musical Sets Date For Broadway, Announces Cast by Greg Evans

Mrs. Doubtfire has a sure date with Broadway and, as rumored, she’ll be arriving with Beetlejuice‘s Rob McClure in the title role, producers announced this morning. The musical, directed…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

‘The Rose Tattoo’ Broadway Review: Marisa Tomei Goes Big For Tennessee by Greg Evans

Imagine you’re invited to some netherworld, Southern Gothic-themed cocktail party peopled with Tennessee Williams heroines. There’s Amanda Wingfield and Blanche DuBois competing for pity…

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Broadway Box Office Climbs To $35M; ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Moulin’ Set Records As ‘Tina’ Arrives by Greg Evans

With Broadway’s fall wave of new productions mostly still finding their seats last week, several of the more established – recently established, but established – smashes kept doing wh…

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‘Evil’: Tony Winner Renée Elise Goldsberry Joins CBS’ Supernatural Drama Series by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Renée Elise Goldsberry, a 2016 Tony Award winner for her much-lauded performance in Broadway’s Hamilton, is set for a multi-episode arc in CBS’ supernatural drama Evil, from …

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

‘Linda Vista’ Broadway Review: Tracy Letts Play Gets Last Laugh On Know-It-All Radiohead Hater by Greg Evans

Dick Wheeler, the lead character – he’s hardly a “hero” – in Tracy Letts’ Linda Vista, a very funny new play about a very sad, not very likable man, is the type of determined, op…

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Re-Named Michael Jackson Musical Sets Broadway Opening Date: ‘MJ’ Teaser Released by Greg Evans

Broadway’s MJ The Musical, formerly known as Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, will begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on Tuesday, July 6, 2020, with an opening night set for Thurs…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

‘Sideways: The Musical’ Lands Tony Winner Kathleen Marshall To Direct & Choreograph by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Kathleen Marshall has signed on as director and choreographer for the in-development Sideways: The Musical, a stage adaptation of the novel previously adapted for the 2004 Alex…

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‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Begins A Lively Dance With New York; Broadway Fall Roster Grosses $30M by Greg Evans

David Byrne brought a touch of his wild, wild life to Broadway last week (feel free to come up with your own Talking Heads reference), playing the first three previews of his American Utopia…

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Andrea Martin, LaChanze Join Campbell Scott In Broadway’s Upcoming ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Greg Evans

Andrea Martin and LaChanze will join the previously announced Campbell Scott in this holiday season’s Broadway production of A Christmas Carol, an adaptation of the Dickens classic by play…

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Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’ To Make Month-Long Broadway Stand: Martin Scorsese Film To Play The Belasco by Greg Evans

Netflix’s The Irishman is headed to Broadway. No, not some musical version or star-studded stage play, but the actual Martin Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

‘Slave Play’ Review: Who Says Broadway Isn’t Ready For Jeremy O. Harris? by Greg Evans

One of the first hints – an uneasy moment in a remarkable evening full of them – planted in Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play suggesting that all is not as it seems (and even what it seems …

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Diahann Carroll Remembered By Hollywood, Broadway: Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Lee Daniels Praise An Icon by Greg Evans

Refresh for updates Pioneering actress Diahann Carroll was remembered by Hollywood and Broadway today as an icon, an inspiration and a beloved friend. “This one cuts deeply,” tweeted act…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Broadway Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda Co-Creation Improvises Delight by Greg Evans

The Freestyle Love Supreme I saw on Broadway last week won’t be the Freestyle Love Supreme theatergoers see tonight or tomorrow or any other night in its limited, 16-week run. An energetic…

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