Tuesday, October 4, 2022

‘Leopoldstadt’, ‘The Piano Lesson’ Lead Broadway Newcomers At Box Office; ‘Funny Girl’, ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ Major Draws by Greg Evans

Broadway held fairly steady at the box office last week, with recent arrivals Leopoldstadt and The Piano Lesson leading the pack of fall newcomers with grosses of $758,988 and $704,051, resp…

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Charles Fuller Dies: Pulitzer-Winning ‘A Soldier’s Play’ Playwright Was 83 by Greg Evans

Charles Fuller, the groundbreaking playwright who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 for his enduring drama A Soldier’s Play, died Monday of natural causes in Toronto. He was 83. His death was…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Promises New Songs For Broadway’s ‘Bad Cinderella’ by Greg Evans

Andrew Lloyd Webber will add several new songs and a brief word to the title of Bad Cinderella – formerly, in London, just Cinderella – when the musical opens on Broadway next spring. …

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Steven Knight Says He Hopes ‘Peaky Blinders’ Stage Show Will Travel To New York And Boston by Zac Ntim

Steven Knight has said he hopes Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, the dance theatre spin-off of his hit TV show, will travel stateside after it closes on the stage in Birmingh…

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Monday, October 3, 2022

‘Cost Of Living’ Broadway Review: A Pulitzer Winner Examines People Who Need People by Greg Evans

A Pulitzer Prize can be a burden, one must assume, trumpeting expectations and pumping reputations from a distance. Martyna Majok‘s Cost of Living won the trophy in 2018, and that victory …

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

‘Leopoldstadt’ Broadway Review: Tom Stoppard Delivers A Late-Career Masterpiece by Greg Evans

The great playwright Tom Stoppard and his simpatico director Patrick Marber make a lasting gift of remembrance in the brilliant, gorgeous and devastating new play Leopoldstadt, opening tonig…

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Lea Michele: A Spectacular ‘Funny Girl’, At Last – Broadway Review by Greg Evans

Well, that’s that. After all the controversies and badly handled original castings and headlines and backstage bruisings and firings or resignations or whatever they were, Funny Girl is, a…

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Baz Luhrmann Teases Possibility Of ‘Elvis’ Stage Musical by Greg Evans

Well, he didn’t rule it out. Director Baz Luhrmann, whose 2001 film Moulin Rouge! became a 2018 Broadway hit musical, says a similar path for his 2022 Elvis Presley biopic might be inevita…

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Triple Tony Nominee Camille A. Brown Signs With CAA by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed three-time Tony Award-nominated director and choreographer Camille A. Brown in all areas. Brown made her Broadway directorial debut last season with the revival of …

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Exec Producer Teases Possible Broadway Musical Adaptation by Greg Evans

Hocus Pocus casting its spell on Broadway? The Sanderson Sisters might be flying their brooms a bit closer to the stage after all. A long-rumored stage adaptation of the popular 1993 film st…

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‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Sets Full Off Broadway Cast To Join Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe & Lindsay Mendez by Greg Evans

Full casting for the upcoming Off Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along starring the previously announced Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez and Daniel Radcliffe has been firmed…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

‘The Piano Lesson’, ‘Leopoldstadt’ Lead Broadway Newcomers At Box Office; ‘Phantom’ Rebounds by Greg Evans

The Piano Lesson led the pack of Broadway’s recent arrivals at the box office last week, with the August Wilson revival starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brook…

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Rita Gardner Dies: Original Cast Member Of ‘The Fantasticks’ Was 87 by Greg Evans

Rita Gardner, an original cast member of the long-running Off Broadway phenomenon The Fantasticks, died Saturday of leukemia at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. She was 87. Gardner’s death …

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TheFrontOffice Foundation Announces $25,000 Grant For Mid-Career Female-Identifying Theater Director by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: TheFrontOffice Foundation, the charitable arm of director/producer Wendy C. Goldberg’s TheFrontOffice entertainment company, announced today that it will award a $25,000+ mid-c…

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Bryce Pinkham, Lizan Mitchell Join Audra McDonald In Broadway’s ‘Ohio State Murders’ by Greg Evans

Additional casting and the full creative team for the Broadway premiere of Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders were announced today, with Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Carol Burnett Launches Social Media Campaign To Rename Majestic Theatre For Harold Prince by Greg Evans

Encouraging her fans and fellow Broadway-goers to spread the hashtag “The Majestic Is Fit For A Prince,” TV and stage icon Carol Burnett has launched a social media campaign to get Broad…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Mike Birbiglia Bringing New Solo Show To Broadway, Announces ‘Old Man & The Pool’ On ‘Tonight Show’ by Greg Evans

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool is heading to Broadway, the comic monologist announced today during a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The new solo show will begi…

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Broadway’s Resurrected ‘Beetlejuice’ Sets January Closing by Greg Evans

Beetlejuice will end its Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre on Jan. 8, 2023, producers announced today, making the musical the second high-profile production in recent days to announce a po…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Waves Goodbye To Broadway With Sell-Out Week; Broadway’s 24 Productions Gross $25M by Greg Evans

A slate of four new productions and renewed interest in a couple of old ones pushed Broadway box office up by 20% last week, with total receipts for the 24 shows reaching $24,954,517 and att…

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Marva Hicks Dies: Singer-Actor Appeared In Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’, ‘Motown The Musical’ by Greg Evans

Marva Hicks, the singer and actor who made her Broadway debut in 1981’s Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music and most recently appeared in 2013’s Motown The Musical, died September 16 in N…

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Sean Hayes Sets Broadway Spring Return As Oscar Levant In Doug Wright’s ‘Good Night, Oscar’ by Greg Evans

Sean Hayes will return to Broadway this spring starring in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright’s new play Good Night, Oscar, in which Hayes will play Hollywood Golden Age actor, …

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Common ‘Supremely Grateful’ For Broadway Debut In ‘Between Riverside And Crazy’ by Armando Tinoco

Common will be making his Broadway debut in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play Between Riverside and Crazy. The rapper will be playing the role of Junior and the cast is set to start performances …

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Broadway’s ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’ Will Close in 2023 After 35 Years by Greg Evans

The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest running show, will close in February following its 35th anniversary in January, sources have confirmed. The news comes as the musical, known fo…

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Common To Make Broadway Debut In Pulitzer-Winning Play ‘Between Riverside And Crazy’ by Greg Evans

Common, the actor, rapper and songwriter who has won Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Awards, will make his Broadway debut in the coveted role of “Junior” in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Bill Heck Joins Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ Revival In Role Originally Played By Patrick J. Adams by Greg Evans

Actor Bill Heck (Broadway’s Cabaret, Hulu’s The Old Man) will join the return Broadway engagement of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out co-starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Off Broadway Revival With Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe & Lindsay Mendez Gets Two-Week Extension by Greg Evans

The starry Off Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along featuring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez doesn’t begin previews for another two months, and already it’s got…

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks To Make Onstage Debut In Public’s ‘Plays For The Plague Year’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Suzan-Lori Parks, the playwright who won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for her Topdog/Underdog, will make her on-stage debut this fall in the world premiere Public Theater Off Broadway st…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Lea Michele Takes ‘Funny Girl’ To $1.6M In First-Week Box Office, Setting Show Record by Greg Evans

Even with a Covid-shortened performance schedule, Lea Michele’s star turn in Funny Girl was serious business last week, with box office for the musical revival more than doubling from the …

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Broadway Theater Officially Renamed For James Earl Jones In Dedication Ceremony by Greg Evans

Broadway officially welcomed The James Earl Jones Theatre to its ranks yesterday, as the 110-year-old and much-renovated former Cort Theatre was renamed in a dedication ceremony attended by …

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‘The Music Man’ To End Broadway Run In January With Hugh Jackman’s Exit by Greg Evans

The producers of Broadway’s hit musical revival The Music Man will end the show’s successful run on Jan. 1, 2023, when star Hugh Jackman exits after a year a Professor Harold Hill. “I …

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Lea Michele Cancels ‘Funny Girl’ Performances, Cites Symptoms Of Covid-19 by Bruce Haring

Lea Michele is canceling some of her Funny Girl performances, citing early signs and symptoms of Covid-19. The Broadway star just started as Fanny Brice, the Funny Girl lead, on Sept. 6, tak…

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