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Monday, May 20, 2024

Why No Tony Awards For Hair, Wig & Makeup? Designers Campaign For Change by Greg Evans

Next month, when the 2024 Tony Awards for excellence in Broadway theater are handed out, hair and wig designer Nikiya Mathis will be honored with a Special Tony for her work on the acclaimed…

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Avett Brothers Musical ‘Swept Away’ Heading To Broadway This Fall by Greg Evans

Swept Away, the musical with music and lyrics by roots rock band The Avett Brothers, will arrive on Broadway this fall following previous stagings at California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatr…

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Broadway’s ‘Stereophonic’, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, Sarah Paulson Take 2024 Drama League Awards by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Stereophonic and Hell’s Kitchen were named the season’s Outstanding Play and Outstanding Musical by The Drama League, with Sarah Paulson winning the Distinguished Performanc…

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Justin Peck On The Making Of ‘Illinoise’ And The Guiding Vision Of Sufjan Stevens – Tony Watch Q&A by Greg Evans

Illinoise, the dance-musical hybrid nominated for four Tony Awards (including Best Musical) is the seventh collaboration between Justin Peck, the resident choreographer and artistic advisor …

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‘Once Upon A Mattress’ Starring Sutton Foster Sets Broadway Run, L.A. Engagement To Follow by Greg Evans

Sutton Foster, just off a run in Sweeney Todd, will star in a musical revival of Once Upon a Mattress on Broadway this summer. The production, a new adaptation by Amy Sherman-Palladino that …

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

‘Death Becomes Her’ Musical Sets Fall Broadway Opening by Greg Evans

The stage musical adaptation of Death Becomes Her will open on Broadway this fall, with Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, Christopher Sieber and Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams in the pr…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

‘The Outsiders’ & ‘Stereophonic’ Settle Into Broadway’s Upper Reaches – Box Office by Greg Evans

Broadway’s spring roster seemed to settle into a Tony season box office ranking, with the strongest of the newcomers maintaining their draws and the weakest continuing downward slides. In …

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Darren Criss Returning To Broadway With Helen J Shen In New Musical ‘Maybe Happy Ending’ by Greg Evans

Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Darren Criss (American Buffalo, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) will return to the stage alongside Helen J Shen (The Lonely Few, Teeth…

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Samm-Art Williams Dies: Tony-Nominated ‘Home’ Playwright, Actor & ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Producer Was 78 by Greg Evans

Samm-Art Williams, whose Tony-nominated 1979 play Home is being revived on Broadway this year and whose TV producing credits include Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin and Hangin’ with Mr. Co…

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‘Stereophonic’, ‘Dead Outlaw’ Take Top New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards by Greg Evans

David Adjmi’s Stereophonic was named Best Play of the year by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle today, with the Best Musical Award going to the Off Broadway production of Dead Outlaw fr…

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George Clooney To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ Stage Adaptation Next Year by Greg Evans

George Clooney will become a Broadway actor for the first time next year when he stars as Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck, a stage adaptation of his 2005 Oscar-nominated film. …

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Friday, May 10, 2024

Holland Taylor & Ana Villafañe To Play Congresswomen (Hint Hint) In Off Broadway’s ‘N/A’ by Greg Evans

Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe will star in the Off Broadway world premiere of Mario Correa’s new play N/A this summer, playing congresswomen of different generations in a production di…

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

‘Illinoise’ Dedicates Run Of Broadway Musical To Thomas J. Gates, Production Stage Manager Struck And Killed By Train; Sara Bareilles Pays Tribute by Greg Evans

The Broadway production of Illinoise has dedicated the entire run of the musical to production stage manager Thomas J. Gates, who was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train yesterda…

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George C. Wolfe, ‘Hairspray’ Director Jack O’Brien To Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards by Greg Evans

Tony-winning directors George C. Wolfe and Jack O’Brien will each receive the 2024 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre next month, Tony administrators announced toda…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Broadway’s ‘Illinoise’ Cancels Performance Following Death Of Backstage Company Member by Greg Evans

Tonight’s performance of Broadway’s Sufjan Stevens dance musical Illinoise has been canceled due to the death of a backstage company member. The death did not occur at the St. James Thea…

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Sam Morrison’s Acclaimed ‘Sugar Daddy’ Solo Play Sets Pre-Broadway Run For Beverly Hills Annenberg Center by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Morrison’s acclaimed solo play Sugar Daddy will be staged in Beverly Hills, California, prior to a planned, previously unannounced Broadway run in 2025. The comic and poigna…

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Tony Awards To Be Simulcast On Outdoor Screen At Lincoln Center Park by Greg Evans

A Tony Awards simulcast event called Broadway Fanfare will take place outdoors at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park during the awards ceremony on Sunday, June 16. Sponsored by American Expres…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Broadway Begins Spring Crunch Shakeout, With One Announced Closing And Lower Attendance For Some Newcomers – Box Office by Greg Evans

The great Broadway Crunch of Spring 2024, when 18 new productions opened between mid-March and late April – 19 if you count the commercial transfer of Appropriate – seems to be showing e…

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Public Theater 2024-25 Season To Include Reopening Of Renovated Free Shakespeare Central Park Stage by Greg Evans

New York’s Public Theater announced its upcoming season at their Astor Place home as well as Central Park’s to-be-reopened Delacorte Theater where the Public will stage Twelfth Night, di…

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Robert Downey Jr. To Make Broadway Debut This Fall In Ayad Akhtar’s New Play ‘McNeal’ by Greg Evans

Robert Downey Jr. will make his his Broadway debut in the lead role of McNeal, the new play by Ayad Akhtar, author of the Tony-nominated Junk and the Pulitzer-winner Disgraced. Downey will p…

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‘Schmigadoon!’ Stage Musical Adaptation Of Apple TV+ Series To Get World Premiere In D.C. Next Winter by Greg Evans

Schmigadoon! the musical comedy TV series is about to become Schmigadoon! the musical comedy stage production. Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage in Washington D.C. announced today tha…

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Eboni Booth’s ‘Primary Trust’ Wins 2024 Pulitzer Prize For Drama; Books & Music Winners Announced by Greg Evans

Primary Trust, Eboni Booth’s play that was given an Off Broadway staging by Roundabout Theatre Company last summer, won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Drama today. The play was described by t…

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Tony-Nominated ‘Stereophonic’ Actor Eli Gelb And ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Actress Kecia Lewis Win Lucille Lortel Awards – Complete List by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Stereophonic and Hell’s Kitchen took home Lucille Lortel Awards for their earlier Off Broadway productions. Lortel Awards (for outstanding Off Broadway shows) were awarded to …

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Broadway’s ‘Lempicka’ To Close After Best Musical Tony Shut Out by Greg Evans

Lempicka, the much-anticipated but cooly received musical directed by Hadestown‘s Rachel Chavkin, will play its final performance on Sunday, May 19, producers announced tonight, just a mon…

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Mia Farrow & Patti LuPone Are Broadway-Bound In New Comedy ‘The Roommate’ by Greg Evans

Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone will return to Broadway starring in new comedy The Roommate by Jen Silverman this August, producer Chris Harper announced today. Directed by Jack O’Brien, The R…

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Alex Edelman To Receive Special Tony Award For ‘Just For Us’; ‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ Wig Designer Among Other Recipients Announced by Greg Evans

Alex Edelman, the comedian, actor and writer who made his Broadway debut last year in his solo show Just For Us, will receive a Special 2024 Tony Award for the production, the Tony Administr…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘The Wiz’, ‘Water For Elephants’ Top $1M – Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

Broadway’s busy, busy spring of new shows came to an end today with this morning’s Tony nominations announcement, and while the impact, if any, of the nominations won’t be felt at the …

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Tony Snubs & Surprises: No Nods For Big Names Steve Carell & Michael Imperioli; Little Love For Brit Hit ‘Patriots’ & Hearty Welcome F by Greg Evans

Two of the more anticipated star turns on Broadway this season – Steve Carell making his Broadway debut in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Uncle Vanya and The Sopranos Michael Imperi…

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Tony Award Nominations: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, ‘Illiloise’, Jessica Lange, Jeremy Strong, Gayle Rankin And Eddie Redmayne Score Noms- Updating Li by Greg Evans

The first six batches of Tony Award nominees has been announced on CBS Mornings. The remainder will be announced at 9 p.m. ET on the awards YouTube channel. So far, the nominees are: Best Mu…

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Tony Award Nomination Predictions 2024: The Shoo-Ins, The Wild Cards And Everything In-Between by Greg Evans

Close races and sharp elbows are likely when the 2024 Tony Award nominations are announced tomorrow morning. With so many shows opening during the onslaught of the past two weeks, nominators…

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Friday, April 26, 2024

‘Forbidden Broadway’ To Remain Forbidden A Bit Longer: Satirical Revue Postpones Summer Engagement Due To “Crowded” Broadway Landscape by Greg Evans

Forbidden Broadway on Broadway, the updated iteration of the long-running Off Broadway musical-comedy review, is postponing its scheduled summer Broadway debut at the Hayes Theatre due to wh…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards