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Friday, October 15, 2021

Armie Hammer replaced by Noah Reid in Broadway’s ‘The Minutes’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Hammer, 35, has been embroiled in controversy since January when multiple women accused the "Call Me by Your Name" star of sexual abuse. Reid will be making his Broadway debut.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:09PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

‘Lehman Trilogy’ review: Broadway turns a big bank into big drama by Johnny Oleksinski

“The Lehman Trilogy,” a slick British import about the spectacular rise and fall of the Lehman brothers that opened Thursday night, is an exciting and invigorating piece of theater, even…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:58PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ review: Broadway tackles changing Brooklyn by Johnny Oleksinski

Keenan Scott II's entertaining new play at the Golden Theatre gives us what it promises: the internal musings of a group of New York black men.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:20PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Jane Lynch and more join Beanie Feldstein in Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Hey, Mr. Arrrrrnstein! And Eddie. And Mrs. Brice, too. Lynch, Ramin Karimloo and Jared Grimes will join Beanie Feldstein in the show, opening in March 2022.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:19PM

‘Diana the Musical’ is the legendary flop Broadway deserves by Johnny Oleksinski

Broadway wouldn’t really be back unless there was one show playing that’s so ridiculous we’re baffled by its very existence. Well, here she is, boys!

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:28AM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

‘Six’ finally opens on Broadway — and it’s a royal good time by Johnny Oleksinski

Hours before the curtain went up on “Six,” the new musical about Henry VIII’s sextet of wronged wives, Broadway went dark due to COVID. Now "Six" is back and vivacious as ever.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Broadway folks bragged about forging COVID tests to go to Tonys parties by Johnny Oleksinski

A man at the 2021 Tony Awards loudly claimed he used to fake Covid test document to attend the hot afterparty for Best Play nominee “Slave Play” at Neuehouse.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:01AM
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Here’s who will win at the 2021 Tony Awards by Johnny Oleksinski

The Post's predictions for who will win best musical, play and more on Broadway's biggest night.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:00PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Why ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is much better than its terrible movie trailer by Johnny Oleksinski

During the world premiere of the moving movie “Dear Evan Hansen” at the Toronto International Film Festival Thursday night, a nagging question kept coming up: Should this still be a musi…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:49AM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

André De Shields’ on Broadway reopening, and the return of ‘Hadestown’ by Johnny Oleksinski

The indomitable De Shields, 75, is excited, if cautious, about returning to the neighborhood where he's wowed audiences for decades.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:51PM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

As Broadway nervously returns, London is having a ball by Johnny Oleksinski

While Broadway nervously approaches mass reopening in September, with casts and creatives terrified by the Delta variant, much of London’s West End has been happily chugging along since sp…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:45PM
Sunday, August 22, 2021

‘Pass Over’ Broadway review: An enticing, uneven play by Johnny Oleksinski

“Pass Over” is a compelling, if flawed, way to return to Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:02PM

What to know for Broadway’s reopening 2021: Shows, COVID, restaurants, more by Johnny Oleksinski

The Post’s guide to this year's unusual, unforgettable fall season on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:50AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Beanie Feldstein to star in ‘Funny Girl’ Broadway revival in 2022 by Johnny Oleksinski

The role made a star out of Barbra Streisand in 1964, when the show played the Winter Garden Theatre, and she won the Oscar for Best Actress for the film version in 1968.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:35PM
Monday, August 9, 2021

‘Merry Wives’ review: Shakespeare in the Park is back — and hilarious by Johnny Oleksinski

Lest you think "Merry Wives" is a nonstop sex romp, get your mind out of the gutter. There are more innocent romances and scheming afoot too.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:19PM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Natalie Mendoza is the new Satine in Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Broadway's “Moulin Rouge!” announced that Natalie Mendoza will take over the leading role of Satine when the musical resumes performances Sept. 24.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:35PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber may close ‘Cinderella’ musical due to COVID rules by Johnny Oleksinski

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, which was set to have its opening night on Tuesday in London, has been thrown into chaos due to a single case of the coronavirus among the cast of more t…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:27PM
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Bruce Springsteen reopens Broadway — and opens up about his DWI by Johnny Oleksinski

The wondrous night was a welcome reminder that Times Square, Broadway theaters and shows are not meant to be shut down. Baby, they are born to run.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:03AM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Bruce Springsteen returning to Broadway this month by Johnny Oleksinski

The imminent start date, June 26, almost definitely makes "Springsteen on Broadway" the first show to play the Great White Way since theaters were shuttered in March 2020 due to the coronavi…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:22PM
Thursday, June 3, 2021

This NYC neighborhood is being turned into a theater by Johnny Oleksinski

Think the city looks a bit different these days? Well, get a load of the Meatpacking District.  Tony Award-winning designer David Rockwell has converted eight storefronts on West 13th and G…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:35PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The 2020 Tony Awards will air in September on Paramount+ by Johnny Oleksinski

In a bit of a blow to the theater industry's visibility, for the first time ever the Radio City Music Hall award show celebrating the best of Broadway will air mostly on the streaming platfo…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:13PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

New Yorkers must support Broadway right now by Johnny Oleksinski

When Broadway is back on September 14, it's the responsibility of New Yorkers to be sitting in those damn seats when the orchestras start playing.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:14PM

Here’s which Broadway shows are reopening and how to get tickets by Johnny Oleksinski

Announcements are coming fast and furious, so here is a guide to when each play and musical will reopen, and how to snag tickets.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:06PM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Amid Scott Rudin controversy, actors give Broadway an ultimatum by Johnny Oleksinski

Theater people will march on Thursday to protest racism — and Scott Rudin. Rudin, the producer of “The Book of Mormon” and the upcoming Hugh Jackman-led revival of “The Music Man,”…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:03PM
Thursday, April 8, 2021

A few shows are back in NYC — and they’re hot by Johnny Oleksinski

They're back to giving 'em the old razzle dazzle — with a few COVID updates.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:06PM
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

These Broadway shows are selling tickets for September return by Johnny Oleksinski

Two Broadway musicals are currently on sale beginning with their Tuesday, Sept. 7 performances, although neither has formally announced a return yet.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:34PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

‘Diana’ musical sets Broadway opening date, after Netflix debut by Johnny Oleksinski

"Diana: The Musical," about the late Princess of Wales, will resume performances at the Longacre Theatre this year.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:24PM
Friday, March 12, 2021

Broadway stars take to Times Square for ‘hopeful’ outdoor show by Johnny Oleksinski

Times Square looked like its bustling old self on Friday. After a full year of New York musicals and plays being dark, Broadway artists commemorated the occasion by putting on a starry surpr…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:11PM
Friday, March 5, 2021

Cast of ‘Assassins,’ a musical about presidential murder attempts, set to reunite by Johnny Oleksinski

The original cast of "Assassins" is reuniting virtually Monday night at 8 p.m. as part of the free online “Studio Tenn Talks: Conversations With Patrick Cassidy” series.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:53PM
Monday, February 8, 2021

Joe Allen, NYC theater district restaurant icon, dead at 87 by Johnny Oleksinski

Joe Allen, the Theater District restauranteur whose name was synonymous with a night out on Broadway, died Monday. He was 87.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:19PM
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Broadway star Rebecca Luker dead at 59 after battle with ALS by Johnny Oleksinski

Rebecca Luker, the Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway musicals such as "Show Boat" and "Mary Poppins," died Wednesday at age 59.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:06PM

All that Chat

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