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Thursday, October 28, 2021

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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Friday, October 15, 2021

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Actor Noah Reid To Make Broadway Debut In Tracy Letts Comedy ‘The Minutes’ by Greg Evans

Schitt’s Creek actor Noah Reid will make his Broadway debut next spring in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s The Minutes, the Tracy Letts play that was in previews when the Covid pandemic sh…

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Broadway Review: An Empire Rises, Falls And Inspires A Masterpiece by Greg Evans

Money, the pop song says, changes everything, and as Broadway’s magnificent The Lehman Trilogy so splendidly demonstrates, everything means everything, from the most private of personal ci…

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

‘Thoughts Of A Colored Man’ Broadway Review: Seven Men And A Neighborhood Brought To Exhilarating Life by Greg Evans

This Broadway season, as stop and start as it has been, has been blessed with some truly stellar moments – and spotted with blessedly fewer disappointments. The vibrant Pass Over was an id…

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‘Hamilton’ Trans Actor Claims Retaliation Over Gender-Neutral Dressing Room Request by Greg Evans

Suni Reid, a non-binary performer who appeared in the Broadway, Chicago and Los Angeles productions of Hamilton in both ensemble and principal roles, has filed an Equal Employment Opportunit…

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‘Slave Play’ Back On Track For Los Angeles After Venue Pledges Commitment To Address Gender Imbalance by Greg Evans

Slave Play will arrive in Los Angeles after all. Playwright Jeremy O. Harris announced last night that his Tony-nominated comedy-drama will remain on the line-up at Center Theatre Group’s …

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cecily Strong Sets New York Stage Debut In Revival Of Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Solo Show ‘The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe’ by Greg Evans

Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong will make her New York stage debut this December in an Off Broadway production of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Jane Wagner…

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s ‘Lackawanna Blues’ Extends Broadway Run by Greg Evans

Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s critically acclaimed Lackawanna Blues is extending its limited Broadway engagement by a week, making up for recent performances canceled due to the star’s back in…

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Monday, October 11, 2021

‘Is This A Room’ Broadway Review: The Unnerving Interrogation Of Reality Winner As Impeccable Drama by Greg Evans

If only she had paused to consider the consequences. If only she had plotted more carefully. If only she had asked for a lawyer. Throughout the course of its taut 70 minutes, the remarkable …

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

‘Chicken & Biscuits’ Broadway Review: New Comedy Serves Up Reheated Leftovers by Greg Evans

The dish that gives this play its title was, we’re told more than once, a specialty of the late patriarch whose death has occasioned a very rocky family reunion, a get-together where the o…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Ralph Fiennes To Play NYC Power Broker Robert Moses In London World Premiere Of David Hare’s ‘Straight Line Crazy’ by Greg Evans

Ralph Fiennes will lead the cast as New York City power broker Robert Moses in the world premiere of David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy at London’s The Bridge theater this spring. Nicholas…

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‘Lackawanna Blues’ Canceled Opening Night Performance Due To Ruben Santiago-Hudson Back Injury by Greg Evans

Lackawanna Blues received excellent opening night reviews, even without an opening night. Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s solo play was set to resume performances at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedma…

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‘American Buffalo’ Broadway Revival With Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss Coming In Spring by Greg Evans

The Broadway revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss – postponed from 2020 due to the Covid shutdown – will open at Circle …

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

‘Lackawanna Blues’ Broadway Review: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Honors The Saints And Sinners Who Made Him by Greg Evans

Ruben Santiago-Hudson summons a world of ghosts, or at least as many as will fill a couple boarding houses and a lifetime of gratitude, in his affectionate Lackawanna Blues, the one-man auto…

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Kennedy Center Union Authorizes Strike Over Pay Cuts & Staffing, Setting Stage For ‘Hadestown’ Pickets by Greg Evans

With the Tony-winning Hadestown set to make its Washington D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center next week, stagehands at the celebrated venue have authorized a strike vote over what it calls “…

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Cynthia Harris Dies: ‘Mad About You’ Actress Was 87 by Greg Evans

Cynthia Harris, who appeared in numerous Broadway and Off Broadway productions and is most widely known for playing the mother of star Paul Reiser’s character on the sitcom Mad About You, …

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Jane Lynch To Join Beanie Feldstein In Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’ Revival; Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes Also Cast by Greg Evans

Jane Lynch, Ramin Karimloo and Jared Grimes will join the previously announced Beanie Feldstein  in the upcoming Broadway revival of Funny Girl, the Michael Mayer-directed production set to…

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Jeremy O. Harris Announces Plan To Pull ‘Slave Play’ L.A. Run Over Scarcity Of Female Playwrights by Greg Evans

UPDATED with CTG response: Playwright Jeremy O. Harris said Tuesday that he intends to pull his Tony-nominated Slave Play from the upcoming lineup at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles due …

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Lenka Peterson Dies: Tony-Nominated Broadway Actress, Mother Of Glynnis O’Connor Was 95 by Greg Evans

Lenka Peterson, whose Broadway performances included a 1984 Tony-nominated turn in the musical Quilters, co-starring roles with Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish and Colleen Dewhurst in plays wi…

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre