Wednesday, April 24, 2019

‘Ink’ Broadway Review: The Rise And Rise Of Rupert Murdoch & The Rewriting Of Fleet Street by Greg Evans

Reflections on the heyday of scandalous Fleet Street likely won’t stir Broadway audiences with the same vigor that roused the West End when Ink debuted there in 2017. Little matter. James …

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Sting Slots Las Vegas Residency: Ex-Policeman Is Latest Sin City Classic Rocker by Greg Evans

Sting is headed to Vegas. The long-ago Police frontman has announced a concert residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting in May of next year, with shows set for the following Jun…

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Adam Driver, On Fire: Broadway’s ‘Burn This’ Actor Takes Center Stage In A Year Sizzling With Oscar Talk, Star Wars & Kerri Russell – Tony by Greg Evans

When posters for Broadway’s revival of Burn This started heating up New York’s chilly subway stations earlier this winter, stars Adam Driver and Kerri Russell, snuggling, entangled, star…

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Destiny’s Child Musical Being Developed By Beyoncé Dad Mathew Knowles by Greg Evans

Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles says he is developing a musical about his daughter’s original group Destiny’s Child. “I want to pull back the curtain,” Knowles said in a statement…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

‘Tootsie’ Broadway Review: Dorothy Michaels Is Back And Standing On Her Own Two Pumps by Greg Evans

We’ve all had that moment of genius, usually while getting stuck on TCM, when the brilliant idea reveals itself to us: This film really deserves a remake, an update stripped of archaic not…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

‘All My Sons’ Broadway Review: Annette Bening, Tracy Letts & Benjamin Walker Resurrect Arthur Miller’s Wartime Casualties by Greg Evans

A muddled casting controversy and the resignation of a prominent director no doubt diverted some early public and press attention from the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Arthur Mi…

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Broadway Box Office Springs To $40M With ‘Tootsie’, ‘Hadestown’, ‘Burn This’ by Greg Evans

Spring tourism and a plump roster of new productions filled lots of seats on Broadway last week, with attendance of 328,200 reflecting a solid 8% increase over the previous week. Total reven…

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Mel Brooks Returns To Broadway For Two-Night “Residence” Stand by Greg Evans

Comedy legend Mel Brooks is coming back to Broadway: The man behind the massive hit musical The Producers will stage a two-night-only solo show as part of the recently announced Residence on…

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Phylicia Rashad Sets Broadway Directing Debut With Charles Randolph-Wright’s ‘Blue’; Nona Hendryx Will Provide Music by Greg Evans

Phylicia Rashad will make her Broadway directing debut next spring with Charles Randolph-Wright’s play Blue, featuring music by Nona Hendryx, producer Brian Moreland announced today. The …

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John Lennon Biopic ‘Nowhere Boy’ Acquired For Musical Stage Development by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Nowhere Boy, the 2009 John Lennon biopic about the teenage years of the future Beatle, is being developed as a stage musical, Deadline has learned. Producers Brian and Dayna Lee o…

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Squire Daniel Portman Sets Off-Broadway Debut by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Game of Thrones‘ Daniel Portman will co-star with Gavin Jon Wright (Black Watch) in the U.S. premiere Off Broadway of Square Go, the Kieran Hurley-Gary McNair play that took a 2…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Nathan Lane Is Nobody’s Fool In Taylor Mac’s Bloody Hilarious ‘Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus’ – Broadway Review by Greg Evans

Atrocities happen. Shakespearean-level atrocities, dismembered-and-baked-in-a-pie atrocities. Humanity’s responses – tears, mockery, more atrocity – are ludicrously inadequate, but rea…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

‘The Prom’ Director Casey Nicholaw: Thanksgiving Kisses, Broadway Babies And A Date With Netflix – Tony Watch by Greg Evans

Last Thanksgiving, Broadway’s The Prom had just recently opened at the Longacre Theatre when it took part in the annual Macy’s parade. Performing the musical’s big finale number “Tim…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

‘Hillary And Clinton’ Broadway Review: Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow Are Winning Ticket We Hardly Knew by Greg Evans

Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton boasts the gladdening sight of Laurie Metcalf, her every bit the equal John Lithgow and director Joe Mantello’s unfailing grace, but for all of that, no…

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge To Perform ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ On Broadway by Greg Evans

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will reprise their sold-out Off Broadway double-bill of solo one-act plays Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway this summer, producers announced today. Originally pr…

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Multi-Platinum Songwriter Ross Golan Sets Off Broadway Debut Of ‘The Wrong Man’ Musical by Greg Evans

Multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan, who has penned hits for a lengthy, cross-genre roster of artists including Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Lady Antebellum, and Kei…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Broadway’s ‘Hadestown’ Raises Hell And Musical Stakes For The Tony Season: Review by Greg Evans

Broadway is doing some remarkable myth-making this season, or maybe myth-revising. Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! is upending that great American folktale of the frontier. Aaron Sorkin’s adapta…

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Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto & Broadway ‘Boys In The Band’ Cast To Reunite For Netflix Adaptation; Joe Mantello To Direct, Ryan Murphy Will Pro by Greg Evans

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer and the entire Broadway cast of last year’s The Boys in the Band will reunite, along with director Joe Mantello, for a Netflix film…

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‘Be More Chill’s George Salazar, From That Bathroom To Broadway – Tony Watch by Greg Evans

By now the story of Be More Chill, “Michael in the Bathroom” and George Salazar has entered Broadway lore, so just a quick recap: Joe Iconis’ musical about high school theater geeks, t…

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Bryan Cranston, Adam Driver, Jeff Daniels & Laurie Metcalf Among Broadway’s Drama League Award Nominees – Complete List by Greg Evans

The Ferryman, Network, To Kill A Mockingbird and What The Constitution Means To Me are among the Broadway and Off Broadway productions taking nominations in this year’s New York Drama Leag…

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Jussie Smollett No Longer In Dugout For Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ Revival by Greg Evans

Deadline has confirmed that Empire actor Jussie Smollett read for a leading role in next year’s Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg’s 2003 Tony-winning play Take Me Out but is no longe…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

‘Burn This’ Review: Adam Driver, Keri Russell Simmer In Broadway’s Spar Wars by Greg Evans

Can a play lie in wait? Let’s say it can so we can say that it has: Lanford Wilson’s Burn This has been lurking about since 1987 anticipating the arrival of Adam Driver, and for that mat…

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‘Oklahoma!’ Being Adapted For TV; John Lee Hancock & Bekah Brunstetter To Write After Skydance Partners With Rodgers & Hammerstein by Peterdeadline

Hit Broadway musical Oklahoma! is coming to television for the first time after Jack Ryan producer Skydance Television partnered with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and music fir…

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Sets Sharks/Jets Chorus Including Riff & Rosalia by Amanda N'duka

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story is casting up with over 40 performers set as Sharks and Jets, the rival street gangs at the center of the musical’s timeless love story. Leading the Je…

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Alan Wasser, Longtime Broadway General Manager, Remembered As Industry Legend by Greg Evans

Alan Wasser, the longtime Broadway general manager whose half-century career was recognized with an honorary Tony Award in 2017, was being remembered today as an industry legend with a legac…

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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz and Dascha Polanco Join ‘In The Heights’ Film by Greg Evans

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz and Dascha Polanco are the latest In The Heights castings announced via Twitter by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The trio join the Jon M. Chu-directed Warner Bros …

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Broadway Box Office Steady At $34M; ‘Burn This’, ‘Hadestown’ Preview Strong by Greg Evans

With all of its new spring arrivals up and running, Broadway box office held about steady from the previous week, a good sign given that two fewer shows were on the boards during Week 46 (en…

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Jimmy Smits Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights’ Film; Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz Also Cast by Amanda N'duka

Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz and Gregory Diaz have joined In The Heights, the Jon M. Chu-directed Warner Bros film adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical. Miranda tweeted the news (see th…

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Laurie Metcalf, Eddie Izzard Set For ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Broadway Revival; Joe Mantello To Direct by Greg Evans

Eddie Izzard and Laurie Metcalf will tackle George and Martha next season when producer Scott Rudin brings Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? back to Broadway under the direc…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Tony Award-Winning Director Marianne Elliott Signs With WME by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Marianne Elliott, director of Broadway’s Angels in America and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as well as the recent Olivier Award-winning West …

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‘Ain’t Too Proud’s Derrick Baskin Almost Resisted The Temptation Of The Broadway Season’s Hit Musical: On Theater by Greg Evans

Derrick Baskin was sick of musicals when Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations arrived in his life. He’d performed on Broadway in Memphis, The 25th Annual Putnam Coun…

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