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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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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

‘The Great Society’ Broadway Review: LBJ Meets His Match – Again – As Brian Cox Picks Up Where Bryan Cranston Left Off by Greg Evans

As Robert Schenkkan’s The Great Society begins pulling you back back back to a cultural moment that rivals our own in meanness, division and barrel-scraping crumminess, Brian Cox would see…

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Broadway’s ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ Recouped $2.8M Investment; Limited Engagement With Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge Ended Sunday by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Sea Wall/A Life, the Broadway production of two solo one-acts starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge became the first show of the 2019-2020 Broadway season to recoup its initi…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda Co-Creation ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Hits Beat Of $609K; Broadway B.O. Steady At $30M by Greg Evans

Broadway tiptoed another step into the fall season last week, with a hefty batch of newcomers mostly toting less than hefty bags of box office receipts. Total box office for all Broadway pro…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Stars From All Disney Stage Productions Set For Benefit Concert; Whoopi Goldberg Joins One-Night Event by Greg Evans

Performers from across the spectrum of Disney’s stage productions will participate in a one-night benefit concert marking Disney’s 25th anniversary on Broadway and benefitting Broadway C…

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Broadway’s Bob Dylan Musical ‘Girl From The North Country’ Sets Cast; Mare Winningham, Others Reprise Roles by Greg Evans

The widely acclaimed (and very large) Off Broadway cast of The Public Theater’s Girl From The North Country will reprise their roles when the production begins its Broadway run in February…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

‘The Height Of The Storm’ Broadway Review: Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins, Haunted And Haunting by Greg Evans

“Haunting” is a word critics overuse, but sometimes nothing else will do. Still, I’ll do my best to avoid it – after this review of The Height of the Storm, the thoughtful and engros…

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Broadway’s Daphne Rubin-Vega Set To Recur On The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ Spin-Off ‘Katy Keene’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Daphne Rubin-Vega, the original Mimi in both the Off Broadway and Broadway landmark productions of Rent and coming off the Lin Manuel/Warner Bros. feature In The Heights, will app…

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‘American Son’s Steven Pasquale Joins Off Broadway Revival Of Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ by Greg Evans

Steven Pasquale, about to appear in Netflix’s movie version of Broadway’s American Son, has joined the cast of Classic Stage Company’s 2020 revival of the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Actors’ Equity Reaches Tentative Agreement With Broadway Producers by Greg Evans

Actors’ Equity Association has reached a tentative agreement with the Broadway League for a new contract, both sides say. “This agreement is a win for Equity members who will have strong…

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Broadway Fall Season Underway With New Shows; $29M Box Office Stuck In Summer by Greg Evans

Broadway’s fall season kicked into gear last week, with no fewer than eight new shows in previews, including three that just began performances. Overall box office, alas, was pretty much s…

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Jodi Picoult Bestseller Headed Off Broadway In Musical Adaptation by Greg Evans

A musical adaptation of Between the Lines, the best-selling novel by mega-selling author Jodi Picoult and daughter Samantha Van Leer, is heading for Off Broadway. Producer Daryl Roth announc…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Michael Urie, ‘Mr. Robot’s Grace Gummer Join Revival Of Tony Kushner’s ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ by Greg Evans

Michael Urie (Younger, Broadway’s Torch Song) and Mr. Robot‘s Grace Gummer have joined the cast of the upcoming Off Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day. The two…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Announces North American Tour; New Orleans, Chicago Top Itinerary by Greg Evans

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, one of the biggest Broadway hits in recent seasons, will take its hits on the road next year, with tech rehearsals for the first North American tour premiering in …

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Broadway’s Tony Awards Make Date With Radio City Music Hall For 2020 Broadcast by Greg Evans

Broadway’s big night has been set for Sunday, June 7, 2020, when the 74th Annual Tony Awards return to New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall, producers announced today. The televised a…

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge To Record Broadway’s ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ As Audible Original Production by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Sea Wall/A Life, the lauded Broadway production starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge, will be recorded and released as an Audible Original production, Audible announced toda…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tony Award-Winning Producers Sue Wagner & John Johnson Form Wagner Johnson Productions by Greg Evans

Seven-time Tony Award winning producers Sue Wagner and John Johnson announced today the formation of Wagner Johnson Productions, a new venture that will see the longtime collaborators produc…

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