Thursday, December 12, 2019

Harry Connick Jr. Broadway Review: A Celebration Of Cole Porter’s Voodoo That Harry Doodoo So Well by Greg Evans

Returning to Broadway, Harry Connick Jr. chooses his muse wisely and well, taking the stage in an attractively modern, multi-media setting to celebrate that most sophisticated of the America…

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‘La Bamba’ Rocker Richie Valens Stage Musical In The Works; Los Lobos Band Members On Board by Greg Evans

A stage musical about pioneering Chicano rock & roller Richie Valens is in the works, with Los Lobos’ Louie Pérez and David Hidalgo on board to provide original music alongside Valens…

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Broadway’s ‘Caroline, Or Change’ Adds Caissie Levy, Chip Zien, Others To Cast by Greg Evans

Frozen‘s Caissie Levy, The Band’s Visit‘s John Cariani and stage veteran Chip Zien will join the previously announced Sharon D. Clarke in the upcoming Broadway revival of the Tony Kush…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Richard Easton Dies: Tony Award-Winning ‘Invention Of Love’ Actor Was 86 by Greg

Tony Award-winning actor Richard Easton, who broke a 30-year break from Broadway to make an acclaimed performance in Tom Stoppard’s  2001 play The Invention of Love, died Dec. 2 at age 86…

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Broadway’s ‘Company’ Completes Casting With ‘Ain’t Too Proud’s Rashidra Scott by Greg

Rashidra Scott (Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations) has been cast in the role of Susan for Marianne Elliott’s upcoming Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim/Geo…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child’ Production Company Teams With Immersive Theater Group by Greg

EXCLUSIVE: Tony- and Golden Globe-winning production company Playground (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Wolf Hall) is expanding into immersive theatre with a financial investment in Witn…

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Duncan Sheik’s ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice’ Musical Completes Casting; ‘Mrs. Maisel’s Michael Zegen Is Ted by Greg

Full casting for the upcoming Off Broadway world premiere production of Duncan Sheik’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice musical has been completed, with Michael Zegen (The Marvelous M…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Broadway’s ‘Beetlejuice’ Musical To End Run In June by Patrick Hipes

Producers of Broadway’s Tony-nominated Beetlejuice said Monday that the comedic musical based on Tim Burton’s 1988 cult movie will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre…

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Tony Goldwyn Joining Broadway’s ‘The Inheritance’ For Four-Month Stint by Greg

Tony Goldwyn, last seen on the New York stage co-starring with Bryan Cranston in Network, will make a four-month return to Broadway when he joins the cast of Matthew Lopez’ The Inheritance…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Ron Leibman Dies: Actor In ‘Norma Rae’ And ‘Angels In America’ Was 82 by Bruce Haring

Ron Leibman, who won a Tony Award for his role as Roy Cohn in 1993’s Angels In America: Millennium Approaches, and co-starred with Sally Field in the 1979 Oscar-winner Norma Rae, has died …

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Harry Chapin Stage Musical In The Works; ‘Cat’s In The Cradle’ Singer’s Brothers Will Consult by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: A project to develop a biographical stage musical about 1970s singer-songwriter Harry Chapin has gotten the support of Chapin’s wife Sandy and brothers Tom Chapin and Steve Chap…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

‘Jagged Little Pill’ Broadway Review: Hot Buttons, Alanis Morissette Songs And One Very Troubled Family by Greg Evans

In Jagged Little Pill, a record album gets its own jukebox musical, though there’s none of the Wikipedia-style rat-a-tat biographical highlights (airbrushed or otherwise) that accompanied …

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Richard Greenberg’s ‘The Perplexed’ Rounds Out Off-Broadway Cast With Gregg Edelman & Eric William Morris by Greg Evans

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Perplexed has completed its cast with Gregg Edelman (City of Angels, Into the Woods) and Eric William Morris (King Kong…

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‘Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, ‘Game of Thrones’ Mark Addy Head Martin McDonagh’s Broadway Return ‘Hangmen’ by Greg Evans

Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens and Game of Thrones‘ Mark Addy will head up the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy Hangmen, arriving at the Golden Theatre Friday, Feb. 28…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

‘Rent Live’s Jordan Fisher To Star In Broadway’s ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Greg Evans

Jordan Fisher, who played Mark in Fox’s Rent Live TV special and made his Broadway debut in Hamilton, will take over the title role of Dear Evan Hansen in January. A star of Disney’s Liv…

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Pre-Broadway ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Finds Its Fashion Boss From Hell; Chicago Production Postpones Engagement by Greg Evans

Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel has been cast in the pre-Broadway production of The Devil Wears Prada as tyrannical fashion editor Miranda Priestly, while Taylor Iman Jones (Broadway’s Head …

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Broadway Bounces For Thanksgiving; ‘Tina’, ‘Beetlejuice’ Set House Records, David Byrne Joins Million Dollar Club by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Thanksgiving Weekend was a trip to bountiful, with Tina and Beetlejuice breaking house records, David Byrne joining the Million Dollar Club and total box office for the 35 produ…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

‘Hamilton’ Star Giles Terera Says UK Bar Turned His Group Away Because Of Race by Bruce Haring

A star from the musical Hamilton is singing the blues because his group of friends wasn’t hearing the blues. Giles Terera said a London bar barred entry to his party of eight fellow actors…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Marion McClinton Dies: Broadway Director Of August Wilson Plays Was 65 by Greg Evans

Stage director Marion McClinton, who staged for Broadway two of August Wilson’s plays and Regina Taylor’s Drowning Crow, died yesterday in St. Paul, Minn. He was 65. The New York Times r…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

‘Frozen’ National Tour To Kick Off Next Week At Pantages Theatre by Bruce Haring

The national tour for Disney’s Frozen musical is opening next week just over the hill from the studio that created the animated versions. Frozen starts performances on at the Hollywood P…

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New ‘Sleepless In Seattle’ Stage Musical Adaptation Set For London World Premiere by Greg Evans

A new stage musical version of the 1993 Tom Hanks comedy Sleepless in Seattle is set for a London world premiere next spring. Sleepless, a Musical Romance will begin previews March 21 at Lon…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

New York-Based Nederlander National Markets Merges With Chicago’s Jam For New Theater Entity by Greg Evans

Nederlander National Markets LLC, a stand-alone company that’s part of Broadway heavyweight Nederlander Organization, and Chicago-based theater presenter Jam Theatricals have combined to c…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Broadway Box Office Flat In Pre-Holiday Week; David Byrne, Tina Turner Musical Buck Trend by Greg Evans

Broadway box office mostly held steady last week, even as many shows might not have overmuch to cheer about during the pre-holiday week. In all, the 35 productions took in $32,015,929, down …

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‘Slave Play’s Annie McNamara Signs With CESD Talent by Greg Evans

Annie McNamara, currently starring in Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play on Broadway, has signed with CESD Talent Agency. In a critically lauded performance, McNamara plays Alana, a sexually fru…

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John Simon Dies: Longtime, Caustic Theater Critic Was 94 by Greg Evans

John Simon, whose biting, sometimes personal New York Magazine theater reviews drew devoted readers and withering criticism of their own, died yesterday at a hospital in Valhalla, New York. …

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‘Tommy’: Broadway’s Tony Winning Katrina Lenk Cast In Recurring Role On CBS Drama by Greg Evans

The Tony Award-winning actress Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit) has been cast in a recurring role in CBS’ upcoming midseason drama series Tommy as a sports agent. Tommy stars Edie Falco …

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Broadway’s Michael Jackson Musical Finds Its King Of Pop: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’s Ephraim Sykes To Moonwalk by Greg Evans

Broadway has found its Michael Jackson: Tony-nominated Ain’t Too Proud star Ephraim Sykes will take the title role in the upcoming MJ The Musical, producers announced today. The musical, l…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

‘A Christmas Carol’ Broadway Review: Campbell Scott, Andrea Martin & LaChanze Raise The Spirits In Vivid Telling by Greg Evans

There’s an abundance of treats offered by director Matthew Warchus’ staging of A Christmas Carol – like Andrea Martin dressed as a Victorian caroler mingling with the audience at Broad…

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Composers Largely Left Out Of Grammy Noms As Broadway Cast Albums Feature Reworked Oldies by Greg Evans

The Grammys took a fairly expansive sweep with this morning’s nominations for Best Musical Theater Album, The Motown sound, Rodgers & Hammerstein, the folk-rock music of Anaïs Mitchel…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nickelodeon To Simulcast ‘SpongeBob’ Musical Special; Original Voice Actor Tom Kenny Joins Cast by Greg Evans

Nickelodeon will simulcast The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons next month, Nickelodeon said today, also noting that veteran SpongeBob SquarePants…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

‘Tina’ Takes Best-Ever $1.5M; Overall Broadway Box Office Slips At $32M by Greg Evans

Broadway box office took a step back last week, with most shows reporting receipt drops from the prior week (which included Veterans Day Weekend, perhaps boosting tourist money). In all, the…

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