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Friday, May 20, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’, ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Take Top Drama League Honors by Greg Evans

New York’s Drama League named A Strange Loop as the season’s outstanding musical, with The Lehman Trilogy taking the honor for outstanding play. Among revivals, Take Me Out took the priz…

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No Downer: Rachel Dratch Scores A Tony Nomination For Her Broadway Debut In ‘POTUS’ – Deadline Tony Watch Q&A by Greg Evans

When Rachel Dratch makes her entrance in the Broadway, all-female ensemble farce POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, audiences respond with an ent…

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Broadway Extends Audience Mask Mandate Through June by Greg Evans

Broadway will continue requiring audiences to mask up at least through June, the Broadway League announced today. Audience masking protocols for July and beyond will be announced in June. …

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Acclaimed Musical ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Announces Broadway Venue by Greg Evans

Kimberly Akimbo, the Off Broadway musical that’s won a slew of critics awards this season, has settled on the venue for its Broadway engagement in the fall: The production will begin previ…

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Broadway Publicity Firm DKC/O&M Partners With Built Productions For Opening Night Attention-Grabbers & Events by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: A new, exclusive partnership between the prominent theatrical P.R. agency DKC/O&M and the newly formed production services outfit Built Productions was announced today, formal…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Broadway Actors & Stage Managers Of Scott Rudin Shows Released From NDAs In Equity Settlement by Greg Evans

Broadway performers and stage managers who worked on four shows connected to producer Scott Rudin will be released from nondisclosure agreements under terms of a new settlement between the B…

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Neil Diamond Musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ Sets Fall Broadway Opening by Greg Evans

As expected, A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical is heading to Broadway, with producers announcing today that previews will begin Wednesday, November 2, at the Broadhurst Theatre, wi…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tony Nominees See Uptick At Broadway Box Office: ‘A Strange Loop’ Jumps By More Than $200K by Greg Evans

Last week’s Tony Award nominations translated into box office sales for at least some of the contenders, with A Strange Loop seeing the biggest boost. The musical, which topped the Tony li…

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’, ‘The Skin Of Our Teeth’ Cancel Weekend Performances Due To Covid by Greg Evans

Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Lincoln Center Theater’s The Skin of Our Teeth canceled performances over the weekend due to Covid cases within their companies, another sign that the virus i…

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Friday, May 13, 2022

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ To End Broadway Run; ‘How I Learned To Drive’ Extends Engagement by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Mrs. Doubtfire will unplug the vacuum cleaner and hang up the apron earlier than expected: The musical, which has been posting middling box office numbers during the industry’…

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

‘A Case For The Existence of God’ Named Year’s Best Play By New York Drama Critics’ Circle; ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Best Musical by Greg Evans

Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God was named best play of the 2021-22 season today by the the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, with David Lindsay-Abaire’s and Jeanine Te…

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Tony-Nominated ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’ Extends Broadway Engagement by Greg Evans

The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, nominated for seven Tony Awards this week, has extended its engagement by t…

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‘Trevor: The Musical’ Sets Disney+ Premiere Date by Greg Evans

A filmed version of the critically lauded Off Broadway production Trevor: The Musical will debut exclusively on Disney+ Friday, June 24. Produced by RadicalMedia, Trevor: The Musical follow…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Broadway’s Patti LuPone And ‘Company’ Double Down After Viral Video: Wear A Mask Or… by Greg Evans

Patti LuPone and Company are doubling down on their message to Broadway theatergoers: Wear a mask. Or get the f*ck out. Ok, so the latter part goes unsaid in a new (and silent) PSA posted on…

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Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ Theater To Install Infrared System To Detect Smartphone Scofflaws by Greg Evans

Following the leak on social media of cell phone video and photos of a naked Jesse Williams, star of Broadway’s Take Me Out, the venue will install an infrared camera system facing the aud…

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Darren Criss & Julianne Hough To Host Tony Awards Pre-Show On Paramount+ by Greg Evans

Darren Criss and Julianne Hough – both currently starring on Broadway, he in American Buffalo, she in POTUS -will co-host the pre-Tony Awards livestream special on Paramount+ next month. T…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Broadway Box Office Up Slightly To $31M As Large Spring Roster Leaves Some Seats Empty by Greg Evans

With nearly all 36 productions settling into full schedules last week, the Broadway box office tally climbed a modest 7% from the previous week, totaling $31,199,660, with attendance of 249,…

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‘Slave Play’ Author Jeremy O. Harris Selected As Yale Drama Series Prize Presiding Playwright by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy O. Harris, the Tony-nominated author of Slave Play, has been named the presiding playwright for the 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize, one of the theater world’s most prestigi…

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After 140 Years, The Actors Fund Solves An Identity Crisis With New Name: Entertainment Community Fund by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS:  Since the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020, The Actors Fund, the 140-year-old organization that offers emergency financial assistance and other support service to …

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Monday, May 9, 2022

James Ijames’ ‘Fat Ham’ Awarded Pulitzer Prize For Drama Just Days Before New York Debut by Greg Evans

Fat Ham, playwright James Ijames’ comedy-drama reinvention of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, received the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama today, just days before the acclaimed play is to make its N…

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Tony Nominations Snubs, Surprises & Hot Takes: Deadline Broadway Critic Greg Evans Weighs In by Greg Evans

Some of the biggest names in film, television and the Broadway stage won’t be making the coveted pilgrimage to Radio City Music Hall this June when the 75th annual Tony Awards are handed o…

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2022 Tonys: ‘Lehman Trilogy’, ‘MJ’, ‘Music Man’, ‘Strange Loop’, ‘Paradise Square’ Top Nominations; ‘Funny Girl’, Daniel Craig by Greg Evans

UPDATED with full list of nominees: Tony Awards nominations were announced Monday morning, and Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson’s autobiographical musical starring Jaquel Spivey, took the …

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Tony Awards Names Five Special Honorees For 2022 by Greg Evans

An organization representing Asian American performers, a labor union for scenic designers and a popular Manhattan nightclub-cabaret are among this year’s special Tony Award honorees annou…

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Tony Award Eligibility Determinations Made For Casts Of ‘American Buffalo’, ‘Hangmen’, Others by Greg Evans

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the last time before Monday’s nomination announcements, making some final eligibility determinations for shows including the stars of Ameri…

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Broadway’s First Post-Shutdown “Red Bucket” Spring Charity Drive Raises $4.2M, With ‘Music Man’ Setting Record Of $2M by Greg Evans

The red bucket brigades so long-familiar to Broadway spring audiences were back this year after a two-year pandemic absence, and the results were heartening: donations across Broadway, Off B…

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Timothée Chalamet’s West End Stage Debut Canceled At London’s Old Vic by Greg Evans

The Old Vic’s production of Amy Herzog’s play 4000 Miles, which was to have featured the West End debut of Timothée Chalamet in a co-starring role opposite Dame Eileen Atkins, has been …

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Broadway Playwright & ‘American Rust’ Writer Adam Rapp Signs With CAA by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway playwright and American Rust TV writer Adam Rapp has signed with CAA in all areas. Rapp, whose many plays have been staged at regional and Off Broadway venues, made his B…

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Ariana DeBose To Host 2022 Tony Awards by Greg Evans

Ariana DeBose will host this year’s Tony Awards, organizers announced today. DeBose, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar this year for her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’…

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‘Plaza Suite’ With Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker Extends Broadway Run by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Plaza Suite, the Neil Simon revival starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, announced a third extension today, citing ticket demand. The comedy will now run at the …

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Broadway’s ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’ Sets Early Closing by Greg Evans

The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, will close on Sunday, May 22, several months earlier than originally planne…

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Broadway Box Office Slips 15% To $29M As Rush Of Shows Open Near End Of Season by Greg Evans

Broadway box office was down 15% last week, with even some of the biggest hit shows reporting slips for the week ending May 1. In all, the 36 shows grossed $29,072,410. Likely reflecting a s…

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