Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Broadway Law Firm Nevin Group Joins Klaris Law by Greg Evans

Klaris Law, a boutique media, entertainment, technology, and intellectual property firm based in New York, announced today that Nevin Law Group, a Broadway production law practice, will join…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:51PM

‘Once Upon a Mattress’, ‘Jelly’s Last Jam’ & ‘Titanic’ To Get Encores! Treatment; Ephraim Sykes & Jennifer Holliday Set For City by Greg Evans

Following a season that saw its Broadway transfers Into the Woods and Parade score a slew of Tony Award nominations, the New York City Center has announced what’s coming next for its celeb…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:20PM

Broadway Box Office At $33M For First Week Of New Season; ‘Lion King’, ‘Hamilton’, ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘& Juliet’ Among Shows Grossing by Greg Evans

Broadway box office overall held steady last week, even as the recent Tony Award nominations already seemed to lose some of their power to boost ticket sales. Some shows with nominations saw…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:07AM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Pre-Recorded Tracks In David Byrne’s ‘Here Lies Love’ Pit Broadway Musicians Against Producers by Greg Evans

The use of pre-recorded tracks in the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love is pitting New York City’s musicians’ union against the show’s producers, with the union calling th…

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:41PM

Robin Wagner Dies: Tony-Winning Broadway Set Designer Of ‘Angels In America’, ‘The Producers’, ‘Dreamgirls’ Was 89 by Greg Evans

Robin Wagner, one of Broadway’s most prolific and celebrated set designers with three Tony Awards and a roster of major credits including Angels in America, Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line, The …

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:43AM
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Tony Awards: WGA Asks Nominated Members Not To Attend Ceremony by Armando Tinoco

The Writers Guild of America is asking members that are nominated for the Tony Awards not to attend the ceremony on June 11, sources confirm to Deadline. While the WGA is asking its members …

SOURCE: Deadline at 08:31PM
Friday, May 26, 2023

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Tony Watch: Star Victoria Clark & Director Jessica Stone On How A Friendship Led To Broadway’s Captivating Musical by Greg Evans

Victoria Clark and Jessica Stone met in 1996 when both were appearing on Broadway in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying – Clark had originated the revival’s role of Smitty …

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:00PM
Thursday, May 25, 2023

Ed Ames Dies: TV, Stage Star And Hitmaking Singer Was 95 by Bruce Haring

Ed Ames, whose long career included hit recordings, TV stardom, and Broadway roles, died May 21 in Los Angeles at 95. No cause was given. Ames began his career in the 1950s as part of the si…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:58PM

Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker Join Producing Team Of Broadway-Bound ‘The Wiz’ Revival by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and husband/entrepreneur Todd Tucker have joined the producing for the Broadway-bound revival of The Wiz, Deadline has learned. In a …

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:00AM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Broadway Weekly Box Office Up 5% To $33M In Final Week Of 2022-23 Season by Greg Evans

Broadway’s box office was up a bit during the final week of the 2022-23 season, with only a few productions reporting slips from the previous week, including two – Funny Girl and Grey Ho…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:51AM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Broadway 2022-23 Season Box Office Hits $1.6B; Industry Shows Signs Of Rebound But Continued Lag Behind Pre-Pandemic Highs by Greg Evans

Broadway box office for the 2022-23 season – the first full season since the industry’s return from the Covid closure – reached $1,577,586,897, a big increase over the last two hard-hi…

SOURCE: Deadline at 08:29PM

Pasadena Playhouse To Receive 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award by Greg Evans

The Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California, will be the recipient of the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Tony administration committee announced today. The award, based on a recomm…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:48PM

‘Shucked’ Grows On Broadway: How A Hee Haw Musical Stormed The Tony Nominations, Landed ‘The Voice’ And Became A Citified Hit – Deadline Q&a by Greg Evans

Last night, the Broadway musical Shucked made history of a sort when cast member Alex Newell delivered a red-hot performance of the musical’s barnburner “Independently Owned” on The Vo…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:00AM
Monday, May 22, 2023

‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ Extends Broadway Run Before Flying To Los Angeles by Greg Evans

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the latest stage farce from UK’s acclaimed Mischief theater troupe, has extended its run on Broadway for two weeks ahead of a move to Los Angeles in August. The play …

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:43PM

Neil Meron Joins Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group As Consultant by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Neil Meron, a force behind bring live events to television including such musicals as Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie and The Sound of Music, has joined Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Lond…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:30AM
Friday, May 19, 2023

Broadway’s ‘Leopoldstadt’ And ‘Some Like It Hot’ Take Drama League Awards For Outstanding Play & Musical by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Leopoldstadt and Some Like It Hot took two of the top honors at today’s 2023 Drama League Awards, the former named Best Production of a Play and the latter Best Production of …

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:00PM
Thursday, May 18, 2023

Broadway To Dim Marquee Lights For Roundabout Theatre’s Todd Haimes by Greg Evans

Broadway will dim its marquee lights on June 1 in remembrance of the late Roundabout Theatre Company artistic director Todd Haimes, who died April 19 at age 66. “Todd Haimes was a force on…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:30PM

Lena Hall To Star In Broadway-Aimed Roy Orbison Jukebox Musical From ‘& Juliet’ Writer & Director by Greg Evans

Tony winner Lena Hall is set to star in a new Broadway-aimed musical from the & Juliet writing and directing team and featuring the hit songs of rock & roll pioneer Roy Orbison. In D…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:48AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Lea Michele Tests Positive For Covid, Out Of ‘Funny Girl’ Until May 23 by Greg Evans

Lea Michele has tested positive for Covid again, and will be out of Broadway’s Funny Girl until Tuesday, May 23, the production announced today. Julie Benko will play the role of Fanny Bri…

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:17PM

‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘Shucked’, ‘Some Like It Hot’ See Box Office Gains After Tony Noms; Britney Spears Musical Begins Preview – Broadway Box by Greg Evans

Tony nominations seem to have given a box office boost to at least some of Broadway’s shows, with Some Like It Hot, Kimberly Akimbo, Parade and Leopoldstadt reporting noticeable bumps for …

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:48PM

Tony-Nominated ‘& Juliet’ And ‘KPOP’ Choreographer Jennifer Weber Signs With UTA by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Weber, the choreographer who recently received Tony Award nominations for her work on & Juliet and KPOP, has signed with UTA for representation in all areas. Weber is…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:00AM

‘Some Like It Hot’, ‘Leopoldstadt’ Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards by Greg Evans

The Outer Critics Circle has named Some Like It Hot as the year’s Best New Broadway Musical and Leopoldstadt as Best New Broadway Play, the organization announced today. The Circle, made u…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:51AM
Monday, May 15, 2023

Tony Award Path Still Undetermined Following Committee Meeting Today And Last-Ditch Efforts For WGA Strike Waiver by Greg Evans

No decisions were reached at today’s emergency meeting of the Tony Awards Management Committee, a get-together in which contingency plans were discussed in light of last week’s news that…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:51PM

Michael Jackson Broadway Musical ‘MJ’ Recoups Investment by Greg Evans

MJ, the Broadway musical about Michael Jackson and featuring his many hits, has recouped its initial investment, producers announced today. The $22.5 million production began previews at the…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:23AM
Friday, May 12, 2023

Jeremy Strong Sets Broadway Return: ‘Succession’ Actor Will Star In 2024 Amy Herzog Adaptation Of Ibsen’s ‘An Enemy Of The People’ by Greg Evans

Succession‘s Jeremy Strong will star in playwright Amy Herzog’s new Broadway adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Tony-winning director Sam Gold will direct in early 20…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:00PM
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Chip Zien Joins Cast Of Broadway-Bound Barry Manilow Musical ‘Harmony’ by Greg Evans

Chip Zien will reprise his Off Broadway performance in the Barry Manilow-Bruce Sussman musical Harmony when the production moves to Broadway this fall. Zien will star as “Rabbi,” a role …

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:34PM

‘Nancy Drew’ Stage Musical In Development With ‘Little Mermaid’ Composer Alan Menken, ‘Legally Blonde’ Lyricist Nell Benjamin & ‘Int by Greg Evans

A new stage musical based on the classic Nancy Drew adventure book series is in the works from Little Mermaid composer Alan Menken, Legally Blonde lyricist Nell Benjamin, book by two-time Os…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:00AM
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Bad Cinderella’ Announces Broadway Closing After Tony Nomination Shut-Out by Greg Evans

Bad Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s updated musical re-telling of the classic fairy tale, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, June 4. The musical, which features lyrics b…

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:59PM

Actors’ Equity President Kate Shindle Says “Too Soon” To Predict WGA Strike Impact On Tony Awards by Greg Evans

Just hours after members of Actors’ Equity Association joined the striking WGA picket lines outside of HBO and Amazon’s New York City offices today, Kate Shindle, Equity president, sugge…

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:03PM
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

‘Shucked’, ‘Some Like It Hot’, ‘New York, New York’ Get Post-Tony Nom Boosts – Broadway Box Office by Greg Evans

Perhaps last week’s Tony Award nominations started paying off at the box office quicker than expected, at least for a few productions: Figures for last week, while down overall, indicate a…

SOURCE: Deadline at 04:09PM

‘Strange Loop’ Playwright Michael R. Jackson To Pen Stage Musical Adaptation Of Cult Horror-Comedy ‘Teeth’ by Greg Evans

Michael R. Jackson, the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright of A Strange Loop, is sinking his choppers into a stage musical adaptation of the 2007 cult horror-comedy film Teeth, set for an…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:16PM

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