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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Broadway Box Office Slips In Pre-Thanksgiving Lull; ‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’, Melissa Etheridge Post Gains In Final Weeks by Greg Evans

Broadway box office took a 7% slide in the week before the Thanksgiving holiday, with the 29 shows settling in at a total $27,060,113 in receipts. Attendance for the week ending Nov. 19 was …

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Ani DiFranco To Make ‘Hadestown’ Broadway Debut In Role She Created For Studio Concept Album by Greg Evans

Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco will make her Broadway debut as ‘Persephone’ in the hit musical Hadestown, performing the role she originated on the 2010 studio-concept album by composer …

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Elton John-Jake Shears Musical ‘Tammy Faye’ Heading To Broadway In 2024-25 Season by Greg Evans

Tammy Faye, the Olivier-nominated Elton John-Jake Shears-James Graham musical about ’80s-era televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, will premiere on Broadway during the 2024-25 Season. The music…

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

‘Spamalot’ Broadway Review: The Once And Future Python Classic Returns To Taunt Another Day by Greg Evans

Spamalot opens on Broadway tonight, and it’s safe to say the Middle Ages haven’t been this funny since, well, the last time Spamlot opened on Broadway nearly 20 years ago. Perfectly cast…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Stage Musical In Development With Singer-Songwriter Mitski, Playwright Eboni Booth & Director Whitney White by Greg Evans

A stage musical adaptation of The Queen’s Gambit, Walter Tevis’ best-selling novel which became a hit series on Netflix, is in the works, with Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter Mitski at…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Broadway Box Office Heads Into Holiday Season At Steady Clip With Weekly Take Of $29M by Greg Evans

Broadway began its trek into the lucrative holiday season last week at a steady clip, with the 28 shows grossing a total of $29,163,440 for the week ending November 12. That’s up about 10%…

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Steve Carell Sets Broadway Debut In Upcoming ‘Uncle Vanya’; Alison Pill, Alfred Molina, Anika Noni Rose Also Cast by Greg Evans

Steve Carell will make his Broadway debut next spring in the title role of Lincoln Center Theater’s Uncle Vanya, appearing with, among others, Alison Pill as Sonya, Alfred Molina as Alexan…

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Michael Imperioli Joins Jeremy Strong In Broadway’s ‘An Enemy Of The People’; Brad Pitt’s Plan B Signs On As Producer by Greg Evans

The upcoming Broadway revival of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People starring Jeremy Strong has landed two more heavy hitters: Michael Imperioli will costar opposite Strong, and Plan B, the pro…

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Monday, November 13, 2023

‘Harmony’ Broadway Review: Barry Manilow Musical Finds Sweet Notes In Sour Era; Aubrey Plaza & Christopher Abbott Ignite ‘Danny And The Deep by Greg Evans

Broadway loves a recognizable name, a famous band or singer that can fuel a jukebox musical on nostalgia and familiar tunes. To its credit, Harmony isn’t that. If you’ve heard of the Com…

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Friday, November 10, 2023

Broadway Scores Second Consecutive Clean Sweep In Musical Theater Grammy Nominations by Greg Evans

For the second consecutive year, Broadway cast albums made a clean sweep of the Grammy nominations for Best Musical Theater Album, shutting out both the West End and Off Broadway. Competing …

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Second Stage Theatre Co-Founder Carole Rothman Leaving Company After 45 Years And Scores Of Accolades by Greg Evans

Carole Rothman, co-founder of the renowned New York theater company Second Stage responsible for such acclaimed productions as Dear Evan Hansen, Next To Normal, This Is Our Youth and The 25t…

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Emmy-Winning Super Bowl Halftime Music Director Adam Blackstone Joins Broadway-Bound ‘The Wiz’ Creative Team by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Adam Blackstone, who won a 2022 Emmy Award for his music direction of the memorable hip-hop Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and others, has join…

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Musical Adaptation Of Acclaimed Novel ‘Long Way Down’ Among Projects Slated For New Production Company Edgewood Entertainment by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway producer Dale A. Mott (A Strange Loop, The Piano Lesson, Thoughts of a Colored Man) and real estate investor/philanthropist Charles D. Urstadt have formed Edgewood Entert…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

‘Gutenberg! The Musical’, ‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ & Melissa Etheridge Take NY Stage – Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

A trio of new shows joined Broadway last week to mostly decent box office figures as the fall season begins to take shape. Most impressive was Gutenberg! The Musical! starring Josh Gad and A…

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

‘Uncle Vanya’ Headed To Broadway With New Translation By Heidi Schreck by Greg Evans

A Broadway revival of Anton Chekhov’s classic Uncle Vanya, with a new translation by playwright Heidi Schreck, will be staged this spring by Lincoln Center Theater. Lila Neugebauer (The Wa…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Acclaimed ‘Days Of Wine And Roses’ Musical By Adam Guettel And Craig Lucas Plans January Broadway Opening by Greg Evans

Days of Wine and Roses, a musical adaptation of the classic 1958 teleplay and 1962 feature film about a married couple struggling to come to grips with alcoholism, will open on Broadway in J…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Broadway’s ‘Appropriate’ Starring Sarah Paulson Adds Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold & Alyssa Emily Marvin To Cast by Greg Evans

The upcoming Broadway production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Appropriate starring Sarah Paulson will also feature Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Billions), Natalie Gold (Succession) and …

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Broadway Box Office Takes Late Summer Slide; ‘Purlie Victorious’ With Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Roster by Greg Evans

With Funny Girl off the boards last week and the impact of the 2-for-1 ticket prices of the Broadway Week promotion, Broadway box office receipts for the week ending Sept. 10 took an 18% tum…

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Common, MC Lyte Join Broadway-Bound ‘The Wiz’ As Co-Producers by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Actor-rapper Common and hip-hop artist MC Lyte have signed on as co-producers in the all-new, Broadway-bound production of The Wiz, producers announced today. The musical revival,…

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‘Water For Elephants’ Musical Sets Spring Broadway Opening With Jessica Stone Directing by Greg Evans

Water For Elephants, the new stage musical adapted from the acclaimed 2006 novel by Sara Gruen to be directed by Kimberly Akimbo director Jessica Stone, will open on Broadway this spring, pr…

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Broadway’s Neil Diamond Musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ Sees Attendance Boost With New Matinee by Greg Evans

A new Thursday matinee seems to be paying off for the Neil Diamond Broadway bio-musical A Beautiful Noise: Last week the show grossed more than $1 million, a nine-month high attributable at …

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Rachel McAdams To Star In Broadway Premiere Of Amy Herzog’s ‘Mary Jane’ This Spring by Greg Evans

Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (Spotlight) will star in the Broadway premiere of Amy Herzog’s Mary Jane in a spring production directed by Anne Kauffman (The Sign in Sydney Brustein’s Wind…

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Bluebird Cafe Stage Musical In The Works Inspired By Famed Nashville Venue That Provided Launching Pad For Taylor Swift & Garth Brooks by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe, the renowned songwriter-friendly venue that gave an early musical home to Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and many other country and pop …

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons & Celia Keenan-Bolger Broadway Bound In New Paula Vogel Play by Greg Evans

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons and Celia Keenan-Bolger will star on Broadway this spring in a world premiere production of Paula Vogel’s new Mother Play, to be directed by Tina Landau. The Sec…

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Tituss Burgess Will Return To Broadway In ‘Moulin Rouge!’ by Greg Evans

Tituss Burgess will return to Broadway for a stint in Moulin Rouge! The Musical, playing the role of club owner “Harold Zidler” from Tuesday, October 10 through Sunday, December 17. Eric…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

‘Funny Girl’ Breaks Box Office Record In Final Week As Lea Michele Surprises Audience With Emotional “My Man” – Watch Video by Greg Evans

Lea Michele treated the final-night audience of Broadway’s Funny Girl to an extra song Sunday, performing “My Man,” popularized by Fanny Brice in 1921 but not included in the musical�…

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‘Death Becomes Her’ Stage Musical Sets Pre-Broadway Chicago Run For Spring 2024 by Greg Evans

The stage musical adaptation of the 1992 film comedy Death Becomes Her will make its pre-Broadway debut in Chicago this spring, producers announced today. Starring Tony nominees Megan Hilty …

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Franne Lee Dies: Broadway And ‘SNL’ Costume Designer Who Created Looks Of Coneheads, Blues Brothers & Roseanne Roseannadanna Was 81 by Greg Evans

Franne Lee, a Tony-winning costumer and set designer who joined the fledgling Saturday Night Live and created the looks of some of the NBC’s late-night show’s most iconic characters, inc…

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Friday, September 1, 2023

Fatboy Slim Surprises ‘Here Lies Love’ Broadway Audience & David Byrne With Rare New York Set by Greg Evans

Thursday night’s audience at Broadway’s Here Lies Love got a surprise bonus performance when DJ Fatboy Slim, who co-wrote the musical with David Byrne, took to the stage and spun a one-n…

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

President To Attend ‘Broadway For Biden’ Fundraising Concert Featuring Josh Groban, Ben Platt, Sara Bareilles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & by Greg Evans

A Broadway fundraising concert next month for President Joe Biden will feature some of theater’s biggest stars, including Josh Groban, Ben Platt, Sara Bareilles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthi…

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Physical Therapists For ‘Wicked’, ‘The Lion King’ & Other Touring Shows Vote To Join IATSE, A First For The Profession by Greg Evans

Eighteen performing arts physical therapists, athletic trainers, and massage therapists employed on various live theatrical tours such as The Lion King, Wicked, and Moulin Rouge! have voted …

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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
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