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Thursday, December 13, 2018

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Broadway Review: Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels Deliver An Atticus For Our Times by Greg Evans

When Scout, Jem and Dill take the stage in Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird, they’re not rolling a tire down the sidewalk or peering into the knothole of some old oak tree. T…

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Aaron Sorkin Talks ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’: Atticus, Trump And The New Voice That Stirred A Lawsuit – Deadline Q&A by Greg Evans

Several years ago, producer Scott Rudin contacted Aaron Sorkin with an idea that was either bold or insane: A new To Kill A Mockingbird. For the stage. Harper Lee’s beloved 1960 book b…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Network’ With Bryan Cranston Extends Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Network, the National Theatre production starring Bryan Cranston in a critically acclaimed performance, has extended its limited engagement through Sunday, April 28, 2019. T…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

‘Ruben & Clay Christmas Show’ Review: American Idols Go Caroling And Kitsching On Broadway by Greg Evans

For their first Broadway Christmas show, American Idol rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are dreaming of holiday TV variety specials of yore from the likes of Andy Williams, Sonny and Che…

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Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Brooklyn Production Plans Broadway Run by Greg Evans

The acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! that sold out Brooklyn’s St. Ann's Warehouse this fall will transfer to Broadway in March, producer Eva Price announce…

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‘Avenue Q’ To Exit 15-Year New York Run: Closing Date Announced by Greg Evans

Avenue Q, the Tony-winning adult-friendly puppet show that played Broadway for six years before moving to its current Off Broadway home nine years ago, will close April 28, 2019. The departu…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Broadway Jingles $40M In Holiday Season Coin; ‘Cher Show’ A Sell-Out At $1.1M by Greg Evans

Broadway jingled with silver, gold and holiday season tourists last week, ringing up $40M at the box office – a solid 6% jump over the previous week and a whopping 34% better than thi…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Jeff Daniels Pleads The Finch: Broadway’s Atticus On ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, Aaron Sorkin, Film Icons & White Saviors: Deadline Q&A by Greg Evans

Jeff Daniels can sense the moments during performances of Broadway’s To Kill A Mockingbird when audiences jump aboard for the Aaron Sorkin ride, when fans of maybe The Newsroom or The…

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Sara Bareilles Set For ‘Waitress’ Broadway Return; Gavin Creel Will Co-Star In Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

Sara Bareilles, Broadway’s Waitress composer and lyricist, will return to the starring role for a limited engagement in January, launching the hit musical production’s third year…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

‘Network’ Broadway Review: Bryan Cranston Goes Suitably Mad by Greg Evans

Bryan Cranston’s blistering performance as Network‘s mad-as-hell prophet of the airwaves – now ranting from Broadway’s Belasco Theatre – is all the proof anyone…

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Faye Dunaway Announces Return To Broadway As Katharine Hepburn by Greg Evans

Faye Dunaway is coming back to Broadway. And she’ll be playing Katharine Hepburn. In a brief and surprise announcement, producer Ben Feldman dropped the news that Dunaway, after an abs…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Torch Song’ Sets Closing Date; Michael Urie To Tour by Greg Evans

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will end its Broadway run on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Hayes Theater before embarking on a national tour next fall with star Michael Urie reprising his Bro…

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New York Stage & Film Gala Reunites ‘thirtysomething’ Cast Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig & Timothy Busfield by Greg Evans

This weekend’s New York Stage and Film winter gala will have a decided thirtysomething aura. In addition to the previously announced honorees (and real-life marrieds) Ken Olin and Pa…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

‘The Cher Show’ Review: Powerhouse Performances, Skimpy Story – Broadway by Greg Evans

Believing in life after love turns out to be a surer bet than pinning your hopes on jukebox musicals, no matter how fabulous the subject. The Cher Show, opening tonight at Broadway’s N…

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Broadway Box Office Settles After Thanksgiving Feast; ‘Network’, ‘Mockingbird’ Add To $38M Total by Greg Evans

Broadway box office fell back to earth last week following the previous week’s best-Thanksgiving-ever skyrocket numbers. With two additional shows on board raising the number of produc…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

‘King Kong’s Leading Man: Broadway’s Eric William Morris Talks Growling Apes, Snarling Critics & Life As A Squip by Greg Evans

When Broadway’s King Kong opened earlier this month, critics did their best to one-up Beauty on how to kill a Beast. Big, hairy gloom might have settled over the cast following the sho…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

‘When We Were Kings’ Docu Producer Developing Ali-Foreman Musical by Greg Evans

David Sonenberg, producer of the Oscar-winning 1996 doc When We Were Kings, is developing a musical based on the film that chronicled 1974’s famous Rumble in the Jungle boxing match in…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Shin Lim Conjures Magic For Broadway’s ‘The Illusionists’: Review by Greg Evans

Magic is back on Broadway for the fourth holiday season, as the Vegas-style revue The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays returns for its annual razzle dazzle. Joining the five-magic…

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‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical’ Announces Last Dance On Broadway by Greg Evans

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will dance its last dance on Broadway Sunday, Dec. 30, producers announced today, but disco isn’t dead: A North American tour will kick off Sept. 30, 2…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Anaïs Mitchell’s Acclaimed ‘Hadestown’ Musical Sets Broadway Premiere by Greg Evans

The acclaimed London production of singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown will transfer to Broadway this spring, producers announced today. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, the mus…

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‘Springsteen On Broadway’ Trailer: First Look At Bruce’s Netflix Special by Greg Evans

Bruce Springsteen’s career has been a “long and noisy prayer,” the Boss tells us in this new trailer for Springsteen On Broadway, and Netflix watchers can shout a big ̶…

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Broadway’s ‘Burn This’ Rounds Out Cast, Sets Opening Date by Greg Evans

Next spring’s Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's Burn This starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell has completed casting and set an April 16 opening date at the Hudson Theatre. Previe…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Broadway’s Best-Ever Thanksgiving: A $43M Feast, A ‘Harry Potter’ Record & A ’60 Minutes’ Boon To ‘Mockingbird’ by Greg Evans

Broadway had its best Thanksgiving week in recorded history, grossing $43M as house records and other markers were smashed like so many sweet potatoes. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child even…

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Go-Go’s Musical ‘Head Over Heels’ Sets Broadway Closing Date by Greg Evans

Head Over Heels, the Broadway musical featuring songs from The Go-Go’s including the title tune, “We Got The Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed” will play its final…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

‘The Prom’ Director Casey Nicholaw Talks Turkey About Thanksgiving’s Big Broadway Smooch – Deadline Q&A by Greg Evans

Not even Santa Claus or gusty winds could compete. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade yesterday drew the kind of post-parade buzz usually reserved for balloon blunders or temperature …

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Monday, November 19, 2018

‘Network’, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Filling Seats On Broadway by Greg Evans

Hollywood’s greatest satire of television is filling seats on Broadway: Network, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston, neared the million-dollar box office turf last we…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

William Goldman Remembered By Hollywood: ‘Princess Bride’, ‘Butch Cassidy’ Writer Was “The Best Ever” by Greg Evans

Refresh for updates William Goldman, who won two Oscars for screenwriting (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President’s Men), massive respect for his smart storytelling (Mar…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

‘The Prom’ Review: Broadway Comedy Razzle-Dazzles Small Town Bigotry by Greg Evans

Your prom probably didn't have a glorious gaggle of Broadway troupers and their trunk loads of self-regard and narcissism gumming things up for your rite of passage – more's the pity &…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

‘Network’ Previews, ‘King Kong’ Opens As Broadway Scores $37M by Greg Evans

Bryan Cranston arrived on Broadway to two full houses last week, as the much-anticipated Network played a couple previews at the Belasco Theater and contributed $293,220 to Broadway’s…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Mike Birbiglia’s ‘The New One’ Delivers: Broadway Review by Greg Evans

Maybe you could quibble with the title of Mike Birbiglia’s latest one-man show. The New One, opening tonight on Broadway at the Cort Theatre, is the same one he debuted last summer Of…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Broadway’s $35 Million ‘King Kong’ Roars When It Roars, Slips When It Sings: Review by Greg Evans

Eighth wonder of the world? King Kong probably isn’t even the eighth wonder of Broadway – those kids in The Ferryman aren’t giving up their spots anytime soon – but…

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