Monday, August 19, 2019

Broadway Box Office Dips To $31M; ‘Betrayal’ Arrives As ‘Cher’, ‘Kong’ & ‘Pretty Woman’ Take Final Bows by Greg Evans

King Kong, Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Cher Show took their final bows on Broadway last week, all three bucking a late-summer downward box office trend with some last-chance ticket-buy…

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Broadway’s Roundabout Sets ‘A Soldier’s Play’ With Blair Underwood & David Alan Grier and Tony Kushner’s ‘Caroline, Or Change’ Reviv by Greg Evans

A Broadway revival of the Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical Caroline, Or Change and a Broadway premiere of Off Broadway’s seminal A Soldier’s Play, starring David Alan Grier and Blair …

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‘Soul Train’ Musical Bound For Broadway With 2021 ETA by Greg Evans

Soul Train, the iconic music variety series created and hosted by Don Cornelius beginning in 1971 that showcased black musicians both established and up-and-coming, could make Broadway a sto…

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Broadway’s ‘Percy Jackson’ Musical Finds Its Percy; Complete Cast Announced by Greg Evans

The full touring cast of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is going to Broadway, producers announced today. The young company – all but one of the 10 actors will be making the…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Broadway’s ‘The Inheritance’ Sets Cast: Olivier Winner Among Five Actors Reprising London Performances by Greg Evans

Producers of Matthew Lopez’ two-part Broadway-bound Olivier Award winning The Inheritance announced the cast today, with five actors reprising their performances from the acclaimed London …

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mary-Louise Parker & David Morse To Star In Broadway’s ‘How I Learned To Drive’ by Greg Evans

Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse will star in a 2020 Broadway production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive, reprising roles they originated Off Broadway in 1…

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Sarah Silverman Musical ‘The Bedwetter’ Lands Director, New Off Broadway Premiere Date by Greg Evans

Sarah Silverman’s Off Broadway musical The Bedwetter has found its director along with a new premiere date: Anne Kauffman will direct the Atlantic Theater Company production, with previews…

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Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’ To Feature Acclaimed Off Broadway Cast Largely Intact by Greg Evans

Jeremy O. Harris’ Broadway-bound Slave Play will arrive with most of its acclaimed Off Broadway cast intact, producers announced today. Taking the stage at Broadway’s Golden Theatre next…

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Campbell Scott To Get Scrooged For Broadway’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ This Holiday Season by Greg Evans

Actor Campbell Scott (House of Cards, Dying Young) will tackle the holiday season’s favorite miser with an eight-week Broadway run of A Christmas Carol, with Matthew Warchus directing the …

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‘Hadestown’ Sets National Tour: Multiple Tony Winner Hits Road In 2020 by Greg Evans

Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell’s hit Broadway show as popular with audiences as with critics and Tony voters, will launch a national tour in the fall of 2020, producers have announced. The tou…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Broadway Box Office Steady At $34M; ‘Sea Wall/A Life’, ‘The Prom’, ‘Be More Chill’ Fill Seats by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Be More Chill, The Prom and Sea Wall/A Life were at near-capacity last week, as the first two headed out and the latter had its official welcome. Together they helped Broadway m…

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Princess Diana Musical Hits Broadway Next Spring by Greg Evans

Diana, the musical about the Lady who became a Princess, will arrive at Broadway’s Longacre Theater in March following the just-announced The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Di…

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Broadway-Bound ‘The Great Society’ Completes Casting With Richard Nixon, Lady Bird Johnson & Coretta Scott King Roles Filled; Opening Night Se by Greg Evans

Robert Schenkkan’s Broadway-bound The Great Society, his second LBJ play following the celebrated All The Way, has completed casting and set an opening night for Tuesday, October 1 at the …

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‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical’ Heads To Broadway For Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, with a book and direction by the Be More Chill team of Joe Tracz and Stephen Brackett, and music by Broadway newcomer Rob Rokicki, will begin …

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

‘Sea Wall/A Life’ Broadway Review: Jake Gyllenhaal And Tom Sturridge Bring Power To The Big Stage by Greg Evans

The wrenching (and slyly funny) Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge double-bill of one-act plays, Sea Wall/A Life, has lost none of its intimate power in the move from Off Broadway to Broadway…

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John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands Cast In Avett Brothers Musical, Reuniting With ‘American Idiot’ Director by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE The Tony-winning John Gallagher Jr. and Tony-nominated Stark Sands have joined a team of similarly Broadway-familiar vets in the world premiere of Swept Away, the previously announ…

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Bob Ullman Dies: Veteran Broadway Press Agent Was 97 by Greg Evans

Robert “Bob” Ullman, a longtime Broadway and Off Broadway press agent whose career spanned Ethel Merman, A Chorus Line, Curse of the Starving Class and many others, died of cardiac arre…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Times Square Panic: Theater Owners Follow NYPD Security Protocols But Shaken ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Attendees Describe Chaos by Greg Evans

Broadway’s theater owners say the Times Square panic and its spillover into some theaters last night was handled by those venues in accordance with security procedures developed by the Bro…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Performance Ends Abruptly After Panic Caused By Sounds Mistaken For Gunshots by Erik Pedersen

EXCLUSIVE: Tonight’s performance of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway ended abruptly after backfire sounds heard on the street outside the Shubert Theatre were mistaken for gunshots. A wi…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge’ Sets House Record As Broadway Holds Steady With $34M Box Office by Greg Evans

Broadway box office held steady last week, with grosses of $33,730,889 and a total attendance of 270,067 for the week ending August 4. Adding to the tally was the $956,611 from five performa…

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Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Maulik Pancholy Among Cast Of Broadway-Bound ‘Grand Horizons’ by Greg Evans

Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Ashley Park, Maulik Pancholy and Priscilla Lopez have been cast in Broadway’s upcoming Grand Horizons, the Bess Wohl play to be directed by Leigh Silverman at…

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‘The Illusionists’ To Conjure Fifth Holiday Season On Broadway by Greg Evans

The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays will return to Broadway for a fifth holiday season, producers announced today. The show, which this year will present seven illusionists, will run …

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss Hit Musical ‘Six’ Heads To Broadway In 2020 by Denise Petski

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ Olivier-nominated musical phenom Six will open on Broadway March 12 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, producers Kenny Wax, Wendy and Andy Barnes, George Stiles and…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Broadway To Dim Lights Tonight In Honor Of Harold Prince by Patrick Hipes

The Broadway League said Wednesday that the the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of its New York theaters for one minute Wednesday night at 7:45 PM ET to commemorate the life …

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Harold Prince Remembered: Broadway Community Gives Final Ovation To Legendary Producer-Director by Patrick Hipes

Broadway lost a true icon today, and the theater community is paying tribute to the man who produced and/or directed all-time classics ranging from Damn Yankees, West Side Story and Fiddler…

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Harold Prince Dies: Broadway Legend Who Produced Original ‘West Side Story’, ‘Fiddler’, ‘Phantom’ & More Was 91 by Erik Pedersen

Harold Prince, the Broadway icon who produced and/or directed some of the 20th century’s most famous musicals West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees, Cabaret, Evita and The Pha…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

‘Miss Saigon’ Ages Horribly In Era Of #MeToo And Authentic Representation; Broadway Classic Needs A Makeover by Dino-Ray Ramos

Miss Saigon in 2019 is not the Miss Saigon I remember from 1997. With music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, Miss Saigon is inspired by the …

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Review: All You Need Is Love Songs By The Dozens by Greg Evans

Even the most wholly original works of art can, in the service of story or character or heart, summon the stray memory, the whispery chill of déjà vu. They’ll switch on the bittersweet r…

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Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale Set For ‘Medea’ At New York’s BAM; Adaptation Taps True-Life Murder Case by Greg Evans

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale will star in Simon Stone’s contemporary rewrite of the Euripides’ tragedy Medea at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January. Originally staged in 2014 by …

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Tony Nominee Joshua Henry Takes Lead In Hit Songwriter Ross Golan’s ‘The Wrong Man’ Musical by Greg Evans

Tony-nominee Joshua Henry, along with Ciara Renée and Ryan Vasquez, have been cast in the world premiere in New York this September of multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan’s The Wrong Man…

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Harry Connick Jr. Sets Broadway Rendezvous With Cole Porter: New Concert Show Announced by Greg Evans

The holidays are about to get merrier for fans of Harry Connick Jr. and Cole Porter. The living half of that duo will begin a limited engagement at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre this Dece…

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