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Friday, July 12, 2024

Cole Escola’s ‘Oh, Mary!’ Opens on Broadway With a Gay Leather Bar After-Party, a Closeted Abe Lincoln and Plenty of ‘Stupid Gems’ by Jordan Moreau

After the curtain call of “Oh, Mary!,” star and playwright Cole Escola said that creating the absurd, queer play was a lot like trying to convince your doctor that you have a tumor. “W…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:42PM
Monday, May 13, 2024

George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in Adaptation of His Film ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ by Jordan Moreau

George Clooney is making his Broadway debut in a play adaptation of his 2005 drama “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Clooney will play journalist Edward R. Murrow, who was the host of CBS’ …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:28PM
Friday, May 3, 2024

‘Twenty-Sided Tavern’ Brings Dungeons & Dragons Improv, Audience Voting and Real Tequila Shots to Off-Broadway by Jordan Moreau

All hope seemed to be lost when the zombie cowboy faced off against the putrid walrus in the final boss battle of “The Twenty-Sided Tavern,” which opens at Stage 42 on May 5 in New York …

SOURCE: Variety at 04:24PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Tony Nominations 2024: Alicia Keys’ Musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Stereophonic’ Lead With 13 Nods Apiece by Jordan Moreau

“Hell’s Kitchen,” a musical inspired by Alicia Keys’ teenage years in New York City, and “Stereophonic,” the story of a rock group in danger of splintering, dominated the 2024 To…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:15AM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

‘Twenty-Sided Tavern,’ the First Dungeons & Dragons Theater Show, Sets New York Premiere by Jordan Moreau

Roll for performance! “Twenty-Sided Tavern,” the first official Dungeons & Dragons live theatrical experience, is coming to a New York theater this spring. The popular tabletop rolep…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:52AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Chita Rivera, Broadway Legend From ‘Chicago’ and ‘West Side Story,’ Dies at 91 by Jordan Moreau

Broadway legend Chita Rivera, a two-time Tony winner and nine-time nominee, died on Tuesday morning after a brief illness, her publicist announced. She was 91. The actor-singer-dancer origin…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:41PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin Retires After 18 Years by Jordan Moreau

Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League since 2006, has announced her retirement, effective Feb. 16. She will continue to serve in an advisory capacity for special events thro…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:26PM
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

‘Back to the Future’ Reunion: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Attend Broadway Musical Performance by Jordan Moreau

Michael J. Fox came face to face with his younger self on Tuesday. Like a time-traveling scene out of “Back to the Future,” the star met Casey Likes, the young actor who plays Marty McFl…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:59PM
Friday, June 23, 2023

Britney Spears’ Broadway Show ‘Once Upon a One More Time’ Was Her Idea, but She Insisted It Not Be a Bio-Musical by Jordan Moreau

Britney Spears has blessed us with countless hit songs, and so far you’ve been able to listen to them on CD players, streaming services and on screen, but you can now hear her music in a b…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:36PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Broadway’s Cort Theatre Renamed in Honor of James Earl Jones by Jordan Moreau

In 1958, an unknown actor spoke just one line from the stage of the Cort Theatre on Broadway: “Mrs. Roosevelt, supper is served.” Then, a 27-year old James Earl Jones could barely make…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:35AM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Sara Bareilles and ‘Into the Woods’ Co-Stars Honor Stephen Sondheim With ‘Glorious’ Broadway Revival: ‘He’s Smiling Down on Us’ by Jordan Moreau

It’s been 20 years since “Into the Woods” was last on Broadway, but it’s the first time that Stephen Sondheim won’t be there in person to witness his show being revived for new aud…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:30PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Ariana DeBose to Host 2022 Tony Awards by Jordan Moreau

“West Side Story” star and Oscar winner Ariana DeBose will host this year’s Tony Awards, the organization announced Wednesday. The actor, singer and dancer played Anita in Steven Spiel…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Friday, February 11, 2022

Hugh Jackman Had Doubts ‘The Music Man’ Revival Would Ever Open on Broadway After ‘A Lot of Ups and Downs’ by Jordan Moreau

New York City became River City on Thursday night. Tony-winning stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster took the stage at the Winter Garden Theatre to kick off the long-delayed revival of “Th…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:12PM
Friday, September 24, 2021

New York Launches Mental Health Initiative for Performers, Restaurant Workers and Nightlife Community by Jordan Moreau

Through a new initiative from the New York’s Office of Nightlife, restaurant workers, performers, and hospitality business operators can receive mental health support as the COVID-19 pande…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:09PM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Broadway Star Laura Osnes Denies She Was Fired From Show for Being Unvaccinated by Jordan Moreau

Broadway star Laura Osnes has denied a report from Page Six saying that she was fired from a production for not being vaccinated against COVID-19. In a lengthy statement posted to her Instag…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:21PM
Friday, July 30, 2021

Broadway Will Require Audiences and Performers to Be Vaccinated for COVID-19 by Jordan Moreau

The Broadway League announced Friday that all audience members and performers must be vaccinated for COVID-19 when theaters reopen. Owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters in New Yo…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:50AM
Friday, July 9, 2021

15 Best ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Episodes, Ranked by Jordan Moreau

“SpongeBob Squarepants” has taken viewers to a pineapple under the sea for more than 20 years, delivering over 250 nautical episodes and three feature-length films. The show became a sta…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:29AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Gov. Newsom’s $100 Billion California Comeback Plan Includes Largest State Rebate Tax Ever by Jordan Moreau

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his $100 billion California Comeback Plan, which is aimed at helping the state bounce back from the economic impact stemming from the coronavirus pande…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:15AM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Jim Steinman, Songwriter for Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and More, Dies at 73 by Jordan Moreau

Jim Steinman, the composer, lyricist and record producer who worked with artists like Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and more, died Monday, the Connecticut state medical examiner confi…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:56PM
Friday, April 9, 2021

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Joins ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Cast With Harrison Ford by Jordan Moreau

“Fleabag” creator and Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge is joining the cast of “Indiana Jones 5,” Lucasfilm announced Friday in a press release. She will co-star with “Indiana Jones…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:17PM
Friday, January 29, 2021

Tony Awards Voting Begins in March, but Still No Date for Show by Jordan Moreau

Tony Awards voting will soon be underway, but a date for the ceremony has yet to be announced. “Voting for the 74th Annual Tony Awards will take place between March 1 – March 15, 2021. W…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:25PM
Monday, January 11, 2021

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in Talks to Play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-Directed Film by Jordan Moreau

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in negotiations to play the iconic Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in an upcoming film, titled “Being the Ricardos,” directed by Aaron So…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:42PM
Thursday, July 9, 2020

‘Hamilton’: What Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Cast Are Up to Now by Jordan Moreau

Since its Broadway premiere in 2015, “Hamilton” has always been a smash hit with the theater crowd, but its release on Disney Plus opened it up for so many more people to enjoy. Instead …

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How to Watch the 2019 Tony Nominations by Jordan Moreau

The 73rd annual Tony Awards nominations will be announced online and on CBS Tuesday morning. Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon will read the nominees live on “CBS This Morning” on T…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:48AM
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Cara Delevingne to be Honored with Hero Award at Trevor Project New York Gala by Jordan Moreau

The Trevor Project will honor Cara Delevingne with the Hero Award at its upcoming TrevorLIVE New York gala. Delevingne has supported The Trevor Project‘s efforts to end LGBTQ youth suicide…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:31PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

How the ‘Tootsie’ Musical Was Updated for the #MeToo Era by Jordan Moreau

Turning the beloved 1982 comedy “Tootsie” into a 21st century musical already seemed like a challenge when work on the adaptation began back in 2016. Then the #MeToo movement revved up �…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:25PM
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge’s ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ Heads to Broadway this Summer by Jordan Moreau

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge head to Broadway this summer in a limited run of “Sea Wall/A Life.” The show, comprised of two solo monologues, will begin its performances at the Hudso…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:29PM
Monday, April 15, 2019

Alan Wasser, Tony-Winning Broadway General Manager, Dies at 70 by Jordan Moreau

Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager who received an honorary Tony Award, died from complications from Parkinson’s disease in New York on Sunday. He was 70. Wasser founded Alan …

SOURCE: Variety at 10:05PM
Monday, April 1, 2019

Ariana Grande Drops New Song ‘Monopoly’ With Victoria Monét by Jordan Moreau

The year of Ariana Grande continues. Grande and her longtime collaborator Victoria Monét surprised fans with a track titled “Monopoly” on Monday. The bouncy pop single comes less than t…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:19PM
Friday, March 29, 2019

Matthew Mcconaughey’s ‘The Beach Bum’ Was Inspired by Two Jimmy Buffett Songs by Jordan Moreau

Director Harmony Korine may have been wastin’ away again in Margaritaville when he came up with the idea for “The Beach Bum.” According to Jimmy Buffett, his songs “Margaritaville”…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:03PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Bette Midler and Judith Light Join Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Politician’ on Netflix by Jordan Moreau

Bette Midler and Judith Light will guest star on “The Politician,” the first series Ryan Murphy will launch on Netflix after he inked a deal with the streamer last year. Murphy made the …

SOURCE: Variety at 12:02PM

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