Friday, May 24, 2024

Brooke Shields Elected President of Labor Union Actors’ Equity by Michael Paulson

She takes office immediately. The previous leader, Kate Shindle, had been president since 2015, and did not run again.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

New York’s Palace Theater Gets an $80 Million Refresh (and 30 Feet Higher) by The New York Times

The Times Square landmark has been restored and refurbished. Take a look.

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Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler Headline Broadway ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Michael Paulson

A production featuring the screen stars, with music by Jack Antonoff, will open in October at Circle in the Square.

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

A Times Reporter Visits the Latest Broadway Shows by Michael Paulson

What’s it like to attend twelve productions in nine days? Michael Paulson, the Times theater reporter, shared his sprint around Midtown Manhattan.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Bebe Neuwirth on the Part of a Stage That Feels Like Home by Sarah Bahr

“I love older theaters in particular,” said the actress, who is up for her third Tony for “Cabaret.” “The new ones don’t have as many ghosts.”

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Avett Brothers Musical, ‘Swept Away,’ to Open on Broadway This Fall by Michael Paulson

The show, inspired by a 19th-century shipwreck, has had previous runs in Berkeley, Calif., and Washington.

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Sutton Foster to Star in ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The revival, which had an earlier run at New York City Center, is scheduled to open in August and close in November, followed by a run in Los Angeles.

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Does a Smash Hit Like ‘Lion King’ Deserve a $3 Million Tax Break? by Jay Root and Michael Paulson

Broadway is still recovering from the pandemic. A state tax-credit program has helped, but watchdogs say it aids some shows that don’t need a boost.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

‘Death Becomes Her’ Musical to Open on Broadway This Fall by Michael Paulson

The musical comedy, which is now running in Chicago, stars Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard. It is based on the 1992 film.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Darren Criss to Return to Broadway as a Robot in Love by Michael Paulson

The actor will star in “Maybe Happy Ending,” an original musical set in a future Seoul. It will begin previews in September.

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Tony Awards 2024: Who Will Win (and Who Should) by Jesse Green

Our chief theater critic names the shows and artists he thinks will win, should win and should have been nominated — and suggests a few new categories.

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Enhancing Broadway, by Any Bodily Means Necessary by Brian Seibert

The choreographers nominated for Tony Awards this year have a broader vision than usual of the possibilities of dance in theater.

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Monday, May 13, 2024

George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ by Michael Paulson

A stage adaptation of the film is planned for next spring, with Clooney playing the journalist Edward R. Murrow.

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

Some early thoughts on the 2024 Tony nominations by Adam Feldman

What do the nominations tell us about the Tonys?

SOURCE: Time Out
Friday, May 10, 2024

At Theatertreffen, the Hobbits Are Yodeling by A.J. Goldmann

A quirky and joyful play based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s books joined weightier works at this year’s Theatertreffen drama festival.

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A Broadway Star Gets Married With Help From Daniel Radcliffe by Madison Malone Kircher

Lindsay Mendez, nominated for a Tony in “Merrily We Roll Along,” married actor J. Alex Brinson in a Monday ceremony officiated by castmate Jonathan Groff. Daniel Radcliffe was their ring…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Robert Downey Jr. to Make Broadway Debut in Ayad Akhtar Play by Michael Paulson

The Oscar-winning actor will star as an A.I.-curious author in “McNeal,” starting performances in September at Lincoln Center Theater.

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Eboni Booth on Winning the Drama Pulitzer for ‘Primary Trust’ by Michael Paulson

This play about a lonely, emotionally damaged man resonated with audiences returning to the theater after the pandemic.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

A Challenge for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s New Leaders by Houman Barekat

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s co-artistic directors have put together a challenging debut season. But many visitors come to Stratford-upon-Avon seeking something more traditional.

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Kelli O’Hara’s Ties to Opera, From ‘The Gilded Age’ to the Met Stage by Alexis Soloski

O’Hara is an unusual kind of triple threat: a star of Broadway and television who is appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in a revival of “The Hours.”

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Tony Nominations 2024: Biggest Snubs and Surprises by Jesse Green, Alexis Soloski and Scott Heller

It was a strong year for female directors, a play featuring music and American productions.

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‘Stereophonic,’ Alicia Keys’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Lead Tony Award Nominations by Caitlin Huston

The Alicia Keys musical Hell’s Kitchen and new play Stereophonic, about a fictional band in the 1970s, led the Tony nominations with 13 nominations each.  The Outsiders, a musical based o…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

Broadway Opened 12 Shows in 9 Days. Here’s What That Looked Like. by Michael Paulson and Landon Nordeman

It’s a challenging time for the theater industry, but each new opening is another reason to pause for a moment and celebrate.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Renée Elise Goldsberry Reveal 2024 Tony Award Nominations April 30 by Logan Culwell-Block

Stay tuned to Playbill as Broadway gets ready to reveal its top honors.

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Friday, April 26, 2024

‘Forbidden Broadway’ Scraps Summer Broadway Run, Citing Crowded Season by Michael Paulson

The parody show was scheduled to begin performances in July at the Helen Hayes Theater.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

‘Oh, Mary!,’ a Surprise Downtown Hit, Will Play Broadway This Summer by Michael Paulson

Cole Escola’s madcap comedy about the former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln will begin performances in June.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lady Macbeth Gets Two Very Different Interpretations by Maya Phillips

One of Shakespeare’s most coveted roles for women gets different interpretations onstage in New York and Washington.

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Monday, April 22, 2024

How ‘Stereophonic’ Made Musicians Out of Actors by Alexis Soloski

The new Broadway play conjures a group as dazzling as peak Fleetwood Mac. This is how five actors with limited training (one never held a bass) became rock stars.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Review Roundup: CABARET AT THE KIT KAT CLUB Opens on Broadway - Updating Live!

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club opened tonight at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. Check out what the critics had to say here!

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Review Roundup: HELL'S KITCHEN Opens on Broadway

Let's hear it for New York! The new Broadway musical HELL’S KITCHEN, conceived by 16-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys and directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif opens tonight …

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Alfred Molina on the Museum He Never Misses When He’s in New York by Sarah Bahr

“Every time I’m in the city, I make a visit,” said the actor, who is performing on Broadway in “Uncle Vanya.”

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Review Roundup: Rock N' Roll Drama STEREOPHONIC Opens On Broadway

The new rock n' roll-centric play Stereophonic brings the drama of the recording studio to life at Broadway’s Golden Theatre, opening tonight! See what the critics had to say!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld
Friday, April 19, 2024

Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai Toast Their New Broadway Show ‘Suffs’ by Sarah Bahr and Nina Westervelt

Dozens of theater, film and media stars turned out for the opening of the new musical “Suffs” on Thursday night.

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Tony Awards Administration Committee Determines Eligibility for 2023-2024 Season

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met yesterday to confirm the eligibility status of eight Broadway productions for the 2023-2024 season. Learn more about what the committee determine…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld
Thursday, April 18, 2024

How Broadway’s ‘Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club’ Pulls Off Its Audacious, Sensual 75-Minute Prologue by Brent Lang

“No extraneous commotion,” Jordan Fein, the associate director of “Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club,” beseeches the small army of construction crew members who are drilling, hammering and…

SOURCE: Variety

Why ‘The Wiz’ Is Returning to Broadway Without Toto by Lexi Carson

“The Wiz” celebrated its return to Broadway on Wednesday night, but where was Toto? One of the most notable changes in the new revival, a re-imagining of “The Wizard of Oz” with a Bl…

SOURCE: Variety

Sara Gettelfinger on Her Broadway Rise, Devastating Downfall and Clear-Eyed Comeback in Water for Elephants by Paul Wontorek

In 2011, Water for Elephants star Sara Gettelfinger landed maybe the biggest break in a theater career filled with numerous highlights: a genuine leading lady turn as Morticia Addams in the…

SOURCE: Broadway.com
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Broadway Musical in the Works From Director Jon M. Chu by Rebecca Rubin

Break out the dumpling wrappers and mahjong sets because “Crazy Rich Asians” is coming to Broadway. The beloved romantic comedy is being developed as a Broadway musical by director Jon M…

SOURCE: Variety

Video Games Are a Playwright’s Muse, Not Her Hobby by Eric Grode

In Bekah Brunstetter’s new play “The Game,” women withhold sex from their partners who are obsessed with a Fortnite-like game. Her previous work includes “The Oregon Trail.”

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

‘Sunset Boulevard,’ Heading to Broadway, Wins Big at Olivier Awards by Alex Marshall

The musical, which stars Nicole Scherzinger, won seven awards at Britain’s version of the Tonys. And Sarah Snook won best actress for “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

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Lincoln’s Murder Is Often Re-enacted, but Not at Ford’s Theater by Rebecca J. Ritzel

The theater says that allowing the assassination to be recreated there would undermine the gravity and significance of Abraham Lincoln’s death.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

There’s a Bright Spot in New York Theater. It’s Not Where You Think. by Michael Paulson

Commercial Off Broadway, a long-dormant sector of the city’s theater economy, is having a banner season. But can it last?

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Huey Lewis Lost His Hearing. That Didn’t Stop Him From Making a Musical. by Dave Itzkoff

“The Heart of Rock and Roll,” a Broadway show built around the songs of Huey Lewis and the News, has given the singer a reason to “get out of bed.”

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It’s April on Broadway. This Man Wants to Sell You on a Show. by Sarah Bahr

Rick Miramontez, a veteran theater press agent, is gearing up for the craziest stretch of the Broadway season.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Nonprofit Theaters Are in Trouble. Lawmakers Are Proposing Help. by Michael Paulson

Proposed legislation would allocate $1 billion annually for an industry coping with rising expenses and smaller audiences.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription

Downtown Los Angeles Places Another Big Bet on the Arts by Robin Pogrebin

The pandemic was tough on city centers and cultural institutions. What does that mean for Los Angeles, whose downtown depends on the arts?

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Monday, April 8, 2024

‘Eureka Day’ and Sondheim Revue Join Broadway’s Next Season by Michael Paulson

Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga will star in Sondheim’s “Old Friends” in Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season, which also includes “Eureka Day.”

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription

With Clinton as a Producer, ‘Suffs’ Takes a Political Battle to Broadway by Laura Zornosa

As Shaina Taub’s musical opens, the show’s team members, including Hillary Clinton, say they’re ready to give the women’s suffrage movement a bigger platform.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Sunday, April 7, 2024

Rachel McAdams Is Not Afraid of the Dark by Melena Ryzik

The actress makes her Broadway debut in “Mary Jane” as the single mother of a seriously ill child. She views her acting choices as expanding her orbit.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Friday, April 5, 2024

With ‘Succession’ Complete, the Roys’ Next Takeover Is the Stage by Michael Paulson

Audiences are flocking to shows with Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and other alums of the acclaimed HBO series.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Kate Shindle on Why She’s Stepping Down as Actors’ Equity President by Michael Paulson

After nine years in the role, she has decided not to seek re-election in May. Her departure comes amid significant turnover in the theater industry.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

For Len Cariou, Dying Onstage Each Night Has Been ‘Invigorating’ by Sarah Bahr

In “Tuesdays With Morrie,” the 84-year-old actor was eager to tackle “a rich role in a show that asks, ‘What if despair and death are not the end?’”

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription

Christopher Durang, the Surrealist of Snark by Jesse Green

In works like “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” the playwright would force you to laugh, not to dull the pain but to hone it.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription

Christopher Durang, Playwright Who Mixed High Art and Low Humor, Dies at 75 by Alexis Soloski

In a career spanning more than 40 years, he established himself as a hyperliterate jester and an anarchic clown.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Monday, April 1, 2024

Lincoln Center Theater pushes back first preview of ‘Uncle Vanya’; further casting announced by Michael Abourizk

The Heidi Schreck-adapted revival of Chekov’s classic will begin a day later than planned.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription

April on the London Stage: A Tight Olivier Awards Race, Alex Newell in Pippin and a Starry Long Day's Journey by Matt Wolf

New York isn’t the only game in town. London is continually busy, as befits a theater town that thinks not in terms of seasons but of exciting and rewarding shows throughout the year. Just…

SOURCE: Broadway.com

Madonna and Barbra Are Fans. Broadway, Meet Lempicka. by Alexis Soloski

A new musical aims to restore the reputation, in life and art, of the ambitious yet undervalued painter Tamara de Lempicka.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription

For 50 Years, Ailey II Has Been a Proving Ground by Brian Seibert

As the second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has evolved, it has trained dancers and choreographers for tenacity as much as technique.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Rebecca Frecknall Is Bringing ‘Cabaret’ Back to Broadway by Douglas Greenwood

The British director Rebecca Frecknall’s immersive revival of the Kander and Ebb musical was a hit in London. This spring, she’s bringing it to Broadway.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

On London Stages, Uplifting Tales of Black Masculinity by Houman Barekat

“For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy” and “Red Pitch” offer generous portrayals of male bonding.

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Nicole Scherzinger to Star in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ on Broadway in the Fall by Michael Paulson

The revival, birthed in London, is a radically reimagined version of the 1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on a 1950 Billy Wilder film.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

With ‘Tommy’ Revival, Pete Townshend Is Talking to a New Generation by Rob Tannenbaum

He’s also still working through his childhood trauma. Considering his musical’s legacy, he sees a story about how “we prevail ultimately, by turning toward the light.”

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher to Star in Broadway Play by Michael Paulson

The duo will lead the cast of “Left on Tenth,” a stage adaptation of Delia Ephron’s best-selling memoir.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Why ‘Uncle Vanya’ Is the Play for Our Anxious Era by Jon Robin Baitz

Despite debuting 125 years ago, Anton Chekhov’s drama of claustrophobia, resentment and despair feels perfectly suited to present day America.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

Climate Protesters Disrupt Broadway Play Starring Jeremy Strong by Michael Paulson

A performance of a new production of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” was interrupted by protesters who shouted “no theater on a dead planet.”

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Thursday, March 14, 2024

American Ballet Theater Names Dance Veteran as Executive Director by Javier C. Hernández

Barry Hughson, a leader at the National Ballet of Canada, will join the company as it tries to get beyond financial woes.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

‘Illinoise’: A Place of Overflowing Emotion, but Little Dance Spirit by Gia Kourlas

Justin Peck, who directs and choreographs a narrative dance musical to Sufjan Stevens’s concept album “Illinois,” resorts to his usual standby: community.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

A Broadway-Bound ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Leads Olivier Award Nominations by Alex Marshall

The musical, starring Nicole Scherzinger, secured 11 nominations at Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Awards.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Friday, March 8, 2024

How Ingrid Michaelson Made ‘The Notebook’ Into a Musical by Rob Tannenbaum

Family history is “wrapped up in these songs,” said the singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, who is making the leap to Broadway with an adaptation of the popular romance novel.

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Dominique Blanc, at 67, Is in Her Prime by Laura Cappelle

After roles dried up, Dominique Blanc reclaimed her artistic agency by taking a one-woman play on the road. Now she’s making a rare appearance in Manhattan.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Denzel Washington and Jake Gyllenhaal to Lead Broadway ‘Othello’ by Michael Paulson

Kenny Leon will direct a starry revival of Shakespeare’s tragedy in the spring of 2025.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Forbidden No More: ‘Forbidden Broadway,’ Scrappy Spoof, Bound for Broadway by Michael Paulson

The long-running parody show, which has been staged in New York and on tour, will open this summer at the Hayes Theater.

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Cast Album Roundup: ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Parade,’ ‘Camelot’ and More by Jesse Green

Recordings of Broadway musicals are often better than the shows they preserve. Here’s a ranking of last year’s crop, with samples and bonus tracks.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Louis Armstrong Musical ‘A Wonderful World’ Set for Broadway by Michael Paulson

“A Wonderful World,” featuring Armstrong’s songs, is set to begin previews at Studio 54 in October after previous runs in Miami, New Orleans and Chicago.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Netflix Becomes a Broadway Producer With Peter Morgan’s ‘Patriots’ by Michael Paulson

The streamer is co-producing a play about Putin’s Russia from the creator of “The Crown” while also developing a screen adaptation.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription
Monday, February 26, 2024

John Patrick Shanley on ‘Doubt’ Revival and ‘Brooklyn Laundry’ by Darryn King

The playwright discusses the Broadway revival of “Doubt” and his latest, “Brooklyn Laundry.” “People are disagreeing violently with themselves,” he says.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

‘Water for Elephants’ Brings the Circus to Broadway by Alexis Soloski and Peter Fisher

Based on the 2006 novel by Sara Gruen, the musical follows a young man who hops a train and falls in with a ragtag, traveling group of entertainers.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Reviving ‘The Wiz’ Through ‘the Blackest of Black Lenses’ by Naveen Kumar

The beloved 1975 musical returns to Broadway this spring, with nods to Black culture like second-line parades and Underground Railroad quilts.

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Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Today's MOTHER PLAY Matinee Canceled Due to Illness

According to Second Stage's Instagram story, the matinee of Mother Play has been canceled this afternoon due to 'an illness within the company.'

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:48PM

Enter the World of Cirque du Soleil with a High-Flying Preview of PARAMOUR on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Cirque du Soleil Theatrical will soon present Cirque du Soleil -PARAMOUR, the organization's first production created specifically for Broadway. PARAMOUR will b…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Highlights of Frank Langella & More in THE FATHER on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: THE FATHER, a new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaison…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Grace McLean Returns to Lincoln Center for American Songbook; Highlights! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: With her smoky yet sunny voice, bottomless well of musical creativity, and inexhaustible charm, Grace McLean makes her triumphant return to Lincoln Center. Know…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

A Musical Maid Hits Chicago! Highlights of Klea Blackhurst and More in HAZEL at Drury Lane Theatre by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: HAZELDrury Lane Theatre opens its 2016-2017 season with the World Premiere musical comedy HAZEL, A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICA, based on the character from the Satu…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Highlights from Prospect Theater Company's DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presents the NYC premiere of DEATH FOR FIV…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

What's On at Barrington Stage Company This Summer? Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen & More Preview by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Some of the casts just previewed the season at Feinsetin's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from inside the special event below! Learn more: h…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Meet Patrick Bateman- Highlights from AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

They've Got a Song to Sing! Lea Salonga, Joe Iconis, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Feinstein's/54 Below! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Just last week, Jay Armstrong Johnson (April 27-30); Drama Desk nominated, and Kleban Prize and Jonathan Larson Award Winning songwriter Joe Iconis (April 17);…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Order Up! Highlights of Jessie Mueller & More in WAITRESS on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announci…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Highlights from IN THE SECRET SEA; Now Playing at the Beckett Theatre by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award© winner Martin Charnin (Annie), is now playing in a limit…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Time Stops on Broadway- Highlights from TUCK EVERLASTING by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest. With d…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Highlights from New York Pops' Star-Studded Gala, Honoring Legendary Boublil & Schonberg! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: BroadwayWorld was on hand throughout the evening, capturing some of the night's best moments - below, check out a collection of performance highlights, featurin…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Take a LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT with Highlights of Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & More! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Ryan Murphy, presents Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, starring Academy and Emmy Award winner Jes…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Something Wonderful! Highlights of Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim in Broadway's THE KING AND I by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim recently joined the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Highlights from Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ? with Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondhei…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:24PM

Ani DiFranco Says She's Writing A Musical

Ani DiFranco revealed that she was commissioned to write a new musical on WNYC's All of It with Alison Stewart. The segment was guest-hosted by Kousha Navidar.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:12PM
Sunday, May 26, 2024 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Tick, Tick, Boom! with Eric Rosen

We talk about the balance of work and home life, as Eric has a young son with his husband, performer Claybourne Elder. Eric also touches on the responsibilities of running a non-profit organ…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:06PM
Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Jinkx Monsoon and Corbin Bleu Play Final Performance in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Jinkx Monsoon and Corbin Bleu will end their run as Audrey and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre off-Broadway today, May 26th.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:24AM
Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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GATSBY, with Music by Florence Welch, Begins Performances at A.R.T.

The Great Gatsby begins performances at A.R.T today, May 26th, with an opening night scheduled for June 5th. The production will run through August 3rd.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:48AM

Elaine Paige on Sunday Brings You Favorites From My Fair Lady, Dracula, Joseph and More by Broadway.com

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving Broadway.com listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday. This week, Paige has show tunes from My Fair Lady, Dracul…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:24AM

MARY POPPINS Composer Richard M. Sherman Has Passed Away at 95

Composer Richard M. Sherman passed away at 95 due to age-related illness at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, on Saturday, May 25th.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:06AM
Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Melbourne Fringe drops the Butterfly Club over allegations of verbal abuse and threatening behaviour by Sian Cain

Exclusive: Fringe investigation finds complaints from two performers about Simone Pulga’s behaviour to be substantiated Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morn…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12AM

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’’s Maleah Joi Moon by Ruthie Fierberg

The 21-year-old makes a splash in the new Alicia Keys musical.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:00AM
Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Pam Grier Turns 75 by Trav S.D.

A celebration today of actress Pam Grier (b. 1949). Grier was working as a receptionist at American International Pictures when the producers wisely judged that her talents were being wasted…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 08:06AM

Behind-The-Curtain - Country Music Superstar Deana Carter by Call Me Adam

What happened when I attended Country Music Superstar @OfficialDeanaCarter's concert at @CityWineryVideos in NYC after I interviewed her? #DeanaCarter #BehindTheCurtain #CountryMusic #CallM…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:00AM
Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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We Believe! Highlights from SPRING AWAKENING on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening will run through Sunday, January 24 only at the Brooks Atkinson T…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:24AM

Highlights from First Annual Elsie Fest, Feat. Darren Criss, Lea Salonga, Aaron Tveit & More! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: On Sunday, September 27, thousands of Broadway's biggest fans gathered at Pier 97 for what's being called the Coachella of show tunes - the first annual Elsie F…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:24AM

Highlights of the New 42ND STREET National Tour! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: TROIKA Entertainment, LLC has announced that the national tour of the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET has launched on September 22, …

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:24AM

BARE's Back! Highlights from the Reunion Concert! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Performers from the beloved Off-Broadway musical BARE came together just last night to honor the show's late creator, Damon Intrabartolo, at Feinstein's/ 54 B…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:24AM

Highlights of Immersive CARRIE THE MUSICAL in L.A. by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: CARRIE THE MUSICAL returned to Los Angeles at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, the first theatrical musical at that venue. CARRIE THE MUSICAL began previews o…

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Meet the Cast of the Olivier-Winning A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE; Begins Previews Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Direct from two completely sold-out engagements in London, where it swept the 2015 Olivier Awards winning for Best Revival, Best Director, and Best Actor (Mark …

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Highlights of the World Premiere of Lookingglass Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND, Adapted and Directed by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Opening its 28th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Treasure Island, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman from the book by Ro…

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Rehearsal Highlights of Venice Theatre's HAIR, Directed by Ben Vereen! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Tony Award winner Ben Vereen directs HAIR at the Venice Theatre MainStage, Nov. 9, 2015 - Dec. 13, 2015. Music by Galt MacDermot; Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragn…

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Highlights of Holland Taylor & More in MTC's RIPCORD by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Ripcord, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner Davi…

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Highlights of Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Laurel Harris, Jennifer Cody and More in NCT's INTO THE WOODS by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is thrilled to announce a strong mix …

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Good Times Are Here to Stay! Highlights from DAMES AT SEA by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: DAMES AT SEA set sail at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street), on September 24, 2015, and opens tomorrow, October 22, 2015. Below, check out a …

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THE BATTERY'S DOWN Reunites After Six Years; Concert Highlights! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: After six long years, the wait is finally over! The musical web series THE BATTERY'S DOWN, which wrapped up its final season in late 2009, has returned for a r…

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Highlights from Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at the Public Theater! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The world premiere musical First Daughter Suite, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting atThe Public Theater, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, runs now th…

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Highlights of RAGTIME National Tour - Leslie Jackson, Chris Sams and More! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing...and anything is possible. RAGTIME returns to the road in an all-new touring production that Bloomberg Ne…

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Hoon Lee Takes the Throne in Broadway's THE KING AND I; Highlights! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: On Tuesday, September 29, immediately upon completion of filming his starring role on the fourth season of the Cinemax series 'Banshee,' Hoon Lee joined Tony wi…

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Marc Brew and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: An Accident/A Life review – brutal and tender by Sanjoy Roy

Norwich Theatre RoyalBrew revisits the car crash at the beginning of his ballet career that killed his three companions and left him paraplegic Not quite dance, not quite theatre, An Acciden…

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Swim, Aunty, Swim! review – a funny, touching tale of female friendship by Clare Brennan

Belgrade theatre, CoventryThree women push themselves beyond the local swimming pool and into the unknown in Siana Bangura’s buoyant, enlightening new play Three women “in their prime”…

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Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Compagnie Maguy Marin: May B review – an absurdly beautiful dance translation of Samuel Beckett by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe French choreographer’s 1981 interpretation of the playwright’s world rewards patience with its magic and precision A silent dance based on the writings of Sam…

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The week in theatre: Romeo & Juliet; Richard III; Passing Strange review – no fault in these stars by Susannah Clapp

Duke of York’s, Shakespeare’s Globe; Young Vic, LondonJamie Lloyd’s youthfully intense staging gives us a Juliet for the ages; Michelle Terry’s king rises above the disability row; a…

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Lisa Kron’s ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ returns to Hartford Stage after 22 years with new production by Christopher Arnott

Lisa Kron performed her autobiographical one-person show "2.5 Minute Ride" at Hartford Stage in 2002. The Holocaust-themed piece returns to Hartford with a new feel May 30 to June 23.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ winner Sasha Velour brings lavish and lively history of drag to The Bushnell by Christopher Arnott

"RuPaul's Drag Race" winner and international drag star Sasha Velour brings a live show based on her book "The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag" to The Bushnell on June 1.

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Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Disney composer Richard M. Sherman has died at 95 by Jeff Lunden

Sherman and his brother Robert became Disney Studios' first ever in-house songwriters. They won two Oscars for their songs and score to Mary Poppins and composed the classic "It's a Small Wo…

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The Orchestra Now: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Wendy Caster

The fabulous TON (The Orchestra Now), associated with the master's program at Bard, recently gave the final performance of its 2023-2024 season. The orchestra started with Debussy's "Prelude…

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Sunday, May 26, 2024 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Rob Madge Gives Their Regards to Broadway in London's West End May 26 by Margaret Hall

Madge presents a brand new show about their experience postponing the Broadway run of My Son's A Queer, But What Can You Do?.

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The Keep Going Songs by The Bengsons Completes Off-Broadway Run May 26 by Logan Culwell-Block

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 presents the new work from the songwriting duo.

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Jinkx Monsoon and Corbin Bleu End Run in Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors May 26 by Andrew Gans

The revival of the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical continues at the Westside.

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Cynthia Erivo, BD Wong, Patina Miller, Ruthie Ann Miles Are Part of PBS Memorial Day Concert May 26 by Andrew Gans

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise host the 35th anniversary broadcast.

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Florence Welch Gatsby Musical Begins World Premiere at A.R.T. May 26 by Logan Culwell-Block

Isaac Powell, Charlotte MacInnes, and Ben Levi Ross lead the cast at the Massachusetts company.

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
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
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards