Thursday, July 11, 2024

‘Oh, Mary!’ Broadway Review: How Was The Play, Mrs. Lincoln? Sensational by Greg Evans

There’s funny, there’s very funny, and then there’s Oh, Mary!, Cole Escola’s riotous new comedy that brings more laughs to Broadway than all the Gutenberg!s, Edelmans and Birbiglias …

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Breaking Baz: Well Hello, Imelda! ‘The Crown’s Imelda Staunton Finds Humor And Poignancy In Rollicking ‘Hello, Dolly!’ At The London Palladium by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: Imelda Staunton, swathed in glamorous red taffeta, descends a staircase on the London Palladium stage to lead a line of eager waiters in a chorus of “one of our favorite songs…

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Breaking Baz: Broadway-Bound ‘Ali’ Musical Gets Set For A Rumble In The Windy City by Baz Bamigboye

Ali, the Broadway-bound musical about boxing titan and 20th century icon Muhammad Ali, who sought to use his fame to champion human rights, is headed for a springtime rumble in Chicago. The …

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

‘Merrily’ Goes Out On A High, ‘Mary’ Arrives Big – Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

Merrily We Roll Along, the Tony-winning mega-hit musical revival starring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez, went out on a very high note last week, selling out with a $2,7…

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Monday, July 8, 2024

Kristen Bell & Christian Campbell Will Perform 1-Night-Only ‘Reefer Madness’ 25th Anniversary Concert by Glenn Garner

For one night only, Reefer Madness is taking a trip back to its musical roots. Kristen Bell and Christian Campbell are reuniting onstage July 30 for a Reefer Madness: The Musical 25th annive…

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Joseph Hardy Dies: Tony-Winning Broadway Director, Exec Producer Of ‘Ryan’s Hope’ Was 95 by Greg Evans

Joseph Hardy, the stage director who introduced the enduring charmer You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, won a Tony Award for 1970’s Child’s Play and, as an executive producer in daytime…

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Sunday, July 7, 2024

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical Provides A First Look Wow At Vanessa Williams As Miranda Priestly by Bruce Haring

The Devil Wears Prada musical has revealed a stunning first social media glimpse of Vanessa Williams as Miranda Priestly. The musical began preview performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Broadway’s ‘Suffs’ Disrupted When Activists Unfurl Sign Calling The Tony-Winning Musical A “White Wash” by Greg Evans

Last night’s performance of the Broadway musical Suffs, the two-time Tony-winning musical about the suffragist movement written by Shaina Taub that counts Hillary Clinton among its produce…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

‘The Outsiders’, ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Set More House Records As Broadway Settles Into Summer by Greg Evans

Broadway continued settling in to its post-Tonys summer last week, with box office for most shows slipping at least a bit from the previous week and the total roster trimmed to 30 from 32. I…

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Bartlett Sher To Direct Dolly Parton Broadway Musical ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Bartlett Sher, nine-time Tony Award directing nominee and winner for 2008’s South Pacific, will direct the recently announced Dolly Parton musical Hello, I’m Dolly, set for Br…

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Monday, July 1, 2024

Ian McKellen Pulls Out Of ‘Player Kings’ Tour “With The Greatest Reluctance” After Fall by Max Goldbart

British acting icon Ian McKellen has pulled out of the Player Kings tour following a June 17 onstage fall that saw him fracture his wrist and sustain other injuries. The Lord of the Rings st…

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Friday, June 28, 2024

‘Stereophonic’ Launching Pad Playwrights Horizons Names New Managing Director As Tough Economy Lashes Nonprofit Theaters by Greg Evans

Playwrights Horizons, the longstanding and prominent Off Broadway theater company that launched the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Stereophonic, has appointed a new managing director as it …

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Delia Ephron’s ‘Left On Tenth’ Starring Julianna Margulies And Peter Gallagher Sets Broadway Opening Date, Venue by Greg Evans

Left on Tenth, the new play by Delia Ephron starring Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher, will begin Broadway performances at the James Earl Jones Theatre on Thursday, September 26, with …

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Broadway’s ‘Cabaret’ Announces Alternate Cast Schedule As Eddie Redmayne & Gayle Rankin Shift To Pre-Planned Seven-Performance Weeks by Greg Evans

As Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin shift to pre-planned seven-performance weeks for Broadway’s Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, producers have announced the summer schedule for the alternate p…

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‘Studio 54 The Musical’ In Development For Broadway By Producers Robert Greenblatt & Neil Meron; Sergio Trujillo Directing & Choreographin by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron are developing the Broadway-bound Studio 54 The Musical, a new work with a book by Chad Hodge and set to feature a full playlist of hits…

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Evan Cabnet Named Artistic Director Of Broadway’s Second Stage, Taking Over For Departing Founder Carole Rothman by Greg Evans

Evan Cabnet, currently Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3, will be Second Stage Theater’s new Artistic Director beginning in September, Second Stage trustees announced to…

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Grant Gustin To Exit Broadway’s ‘Water For Elephants’ In September by Greg Evans

Grant Gustin, TV’s star of The Flash, will play the final performance of his well-received limited run in the Broadway musical Water For Elephants on Sunday, September 1, producers announc…

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‘Boop! The Betty Boop Musical’ Sets 2025 Broadway Opening by Greg Evans

Boop! The Betty Boop Musical directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, will open on Broadway in April 2025 at a Shubert theater to be announced, producers said today. The Broadway produc…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Christian Borle To Play Jim Bakker In Broadway’s ‘Tammy Faye’ Musical, Replacing Previously Announced Andrew Rannells by Greg Evans

Christian Borle, the two-time Tony winner for Something Rotten and Peter and the Starcatcher, will replace the previously announced Andrew Rannells in this fall’s Broadway production of Ta…

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Breaking Baz: ‘The West Wing’ Alum Joshua Malina Heads To London For British Stage Debut In Provocative Comedy That Says “The Unsayable” About by Baz Bamigboye

EXCLUSIVE: The West Wing actor Joshua Malina will make his London stage bow in the fall playing a “secular, sarcastic, anti-religious Jew” who says “the unsayable” about Israel in …

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Spencer Milligan Dies: ‘Land Of The Lost’ Star Was 86 by Erik Pedersen

Spencer Milligan, who starred in the 1970s Saturday morning series Land of the Lost from Sid & Marty Krofft and was a regular guest star on TV into the late 1980s, has died. He was 86. A…

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‘The Who’s Tommy’ Sets Broadway Closing Date by Erik Pedersen

See me, feel me — while you can. It’s nearly game over for The Who’s Tommy: The Tony-nominated musical revival will end its Broadway run next month, press agency Boneau/Bryan-Brown sai…

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Tonys Work Their Magic On Broadway With Box Office Bounding For ‘Enemy Of The People’, ‘Merrily We Roll Along’, ‘Stereophonic’, ‘The Out by Greg Evans

A double-digit slip in the Nielsen ratings notwithstanding, the Tony Awards worked their magic at the box office, with this year’s winners, contenders and show-stealers reporting big incre…

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‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Creator Leslye Headland To Make Broadway Debut With ‘Cult Of Love’; Trip Cullman Will Direct Second Stage Production by Greg Evans

Leslye Headland, creator of the new Disney+ series Star Wars: The Acolyte, will make her Broadway debut this fall with the Second Stage Theater production of her play Cult of Love. Trip Cull…

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Adrien Brody To Make London Stage Debut With ‘The Fear Of 13’ by Nancy Tartaglione

Oscar winner Adrien Brody is set to make his London theater debut with The Fear of 13, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone). Directed by Justin Martin (Prima Facie, Stranger…

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Monday, June 24, 2024

Hollywood Walk Of Fame Announces 2025 Honorees: Jane Fonda, Alan Cumming, Prince & More by Glenn Garner

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is looking ahead as it prepares to honor the star-studded Class of 2025. On Monday, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced next year’s selections to receive…

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

‘Can’t Hardly Wait’ Co-Writer Deborah Kaplan Announces Musical Based On 1998 Teen Movie by Glenn Garner

The 1998 graduating class of Huntington Hillside High School is finally getting together for their 25th reunion… and it’s a musical! On Saturday, Can’t Hardly Wait co-writer/director D…

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‘Stereophonic’ Pays Tribute To Donald Sutherland Without Changing A Word Of Dialogue by Greg Evans

About three-quarters of the way through every performance of David Adjmi’s Tony-winning play Stereophonic, two characters – Holly, the British keyboardist/vocalist (played by Juliana Can…

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Friday, June 21, 2024

Broadway-Bound ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Actor Tom Francis Signs With Linden Entertainment by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Francis, the Olivier Award-winning actor who will reprise his West End portrayal of Joe Gillis in Jamie Lloyd’s West End production of Sunset Boulevard when the revival move…

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Breaking Baz: Tosin Cole On A Roller Coaster Ride Of Love In London’s West End & Rapman’s Game-Changing ‘Supacell’ Netflix Series by Baz Bamigboye

As far as the three young women sitting in row E at London’s Bush Theatre were concerned, the name of the character Tosin Cole was playing in Benedict Lombe’s “spicy” love story Shi…

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Ian McKellen Will Not Return To ‘Player Kings’ In West End Following Fall by Max Goldbart

Ian McKellen will not feature in the final three performances of Player Kings in London’s West End after his fall. The Lord of the Rings acting icon fractured his wrist and sustained other…

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