Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Steven Spielberg Stays Mum on “West Side Story” Casting (Camilla Cabello? Selena Gomez?) as He Co-Chairs Arthur Miller Foundation Dinner by Roger Friedman

Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw aren’t often in New York, but they came in last night to co-chair the Arthur Miller Foundation Categories: Celebrity Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:04PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Broadway: “Funny Girl,” Barbra Streisand’s Famed Musical, Will Be Revived, With Rosie O’Donnell, Without Lady Gaga by Roger Friedman

It’s exciting news for Broadway, but not for Lady Gaga fans. The star of “A Star is Born” will not be playing Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 08:36PM
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Broadway: “Roseanne” Star Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow Will Play “Hillary and Clinton” in New Play About Her 2008 Presidential Campaign Next S by Roger Friedman

Broadway news: “Roseanne” star Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow will play Hillary and Bill Clinton in a new play by Lucas Hnath, Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 06:18PM
Monday, October 1, 2018

Broadway Review: Janet McTeer Soars in Tony-Certain Performance for Topical, Funny “Bernhardt-Hamlet” by Roger Friedman

Janet McTeer is a frustrating performer. With “Bernhardt/Hamlet” she’s only starred in five Broadway productions since 1997. How is that possible? To Categories: Featured…

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 05:04AM
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018

“Scandal” Stars on Broadway: Kerry Washington in “American Son,” Now Tony Goldwyn in “Network” by Roger Friedman

The cancellation last season of “Scandal” has proven to be a boon for Broadway. First Kerry Washington signed to star in “American Categories: Featured Theater(Read more…

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:33PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Broadway: Shonda Rhimes Gives Her Name to Kerry Washington’s “American Son,” Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous” Almost a Musical by Roger Friedman

Broadway is bursting with news this morning. First of all, Cameron Crowe‘s Oscar nominated 2000 movie “Almost Famous” is being turned into Categories: Featured Movies T…

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:42PM

Patti Smith Finishes Three Night Stand in NYC for Audible with Extraordinary Performance by Roger Friedman

Patti Smith is nearing 72 years on this planet and I only mention that because it seems impossible. Her performance last night Categories: Featured Music Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:33AM
Monday, September 24, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018

Annette Bening Making Her Broadway Return in Spring 2019 in Arthur Miller Classic by Roger Friedman

Annette Bening– get her Tony Award ready. She’s returning to Broadway next spring in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” Her co-star is Categories: Featured Theat…

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 12:54AM
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Playwright Neil Simon, The King of Broadway Comedies and Dramas, Dies at 91, Winner of 3 Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prize by Roger Friedman

Neil Simon is dead at 91. He had suffered for years from Alzheimer’s. But here was a genius who started writing for Categories: Featured Movies Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:33PM
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Anthony Scaramucci: “I do want the President to stop what he’s doing on Twitter. It’s hurting him.” by Paula Schwartz

“This is my second press conference,” said Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s short-lived former White House Communications Director to journalists Wednesday afternoon in the Categories: Fe…

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:06PM

Broadway: Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Coming to “Chicago,” Beloved Tony Winner Laura Benanti is “My Fair Lady” by Roger Friedman

The fall season on Broadway just got a lot more exciting. Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. is joining “Chicago” on October 6th Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:06PM
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bette Midler Caves, Does Interview with “GMA” Because There Are Lots of Expensive Seats Available for “Hello, Dolly!” by Roger Friedman

Bette Midler and “Hello, Dolly!” were very arrogant when the Divine Miss M opened in “Hello, Dolly!” She did no interviews, nothing, Categories: Featured Theater(R…

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 08:36PM
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Theater: Renee Taylor of “The Nanny” Fame In One Woman Show That’s Like Patti Smith’s “Just Kids” Except with Marilyn Monroe as Sidekick by Roger Friedman

Renee Taylor — you know her in this generation as Sylvia Fine, the mother of Nanny Fine  aka Fran Drescher in “The Categories: Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 09:04PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Broadway: Armie Hammer Nails Broadway Debut But “Straight White Men” is a Pointless Exercise by Roger Friedman

Armie Hammer made his Broadway debut tonight in Young Jean Lee’s “Straight White Men.” The good news is that Armie, known for Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 01:54AM
Friday, July 13, 2018

West Side Story Real Life Rumble Pits Steven Spielberg Movie Remake vs. Scott Rudin Broadway Revival by Roger Friedman

The Jets and the Sharks are about to rumble again on the West Side– west of Broadway. That’s because yesterday peripatetic Broadway Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 04:04PM
Monday, July 9, 2018

Broadway: Tony-Deprived “Spongebob Square Pants” Musical Will Close in September for $2.4 Billion Building Project by Roger Friedman

Another one bites the dust. Following “Escape to Margaritaville,” another 2018 season musical is closing on Broadway. “Spongebob Square Pants” will shutter Categories…

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:12AM
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tony Awards After the Show: Willard Scott, Andrew Garfield, and the After Party That Went on Til 4 AM by Roger Friedman

Just now recovering from Sunday night after the Tony Awards… Walking up Sixth avenue from Radio City to the Plaza Hotel and Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 06:18AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Harry Potter aka Daniel Radcliffe Will Be on Broadway While Harry Potter is on Broadway by Roger Friedman

You know, Harry Potter is on Broadway now as a play — “Harry and Potter and the Cursed Child.” It will likely Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:48PM
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Broadway: Springsteen Cutting Back on Performances, “Hello, Dolly!” Slowing Down, “The Iceman” Goeth Soon by Roger Friedman

The Broadway box office is roaring if you look at it one way: Bruce Springsteen adds $2 million to the weekly gross Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:24PM
Saturday, May 26, 2018

David Foster, Jon Voight Hang Out, Plus Chita Rivera Awards the Best, Shopping to Stop Cancer by Roger Friedman

New York really is a small town. Leaving the Outer Critics Circle annual awards dinner on Thursday afternoon, who should turn up Categories: Empire State of Mind Featured Theater(Read mo…

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 11:42AM
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Broadway Upset: For “Pretty Woman” Musical Tony Winner Steve Kazee Out, Andy Karl (“Groundhog Day”) In by Roger Friedman

It’s a big surprise this afternoon: for the upcoming musical version of “Pretty Woman,” the role of Edward– the millionaire playboy businessman Categories: Featured…

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 04:32PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tony Awards 2018: Bruce Springsteen, John Leguizamo to Receive Special Awards, Multiple Nods for Current Shows by Roger Friedman

Bruce Springsteen and John Leguizamo will each receive special Tony awards this year. The announcement came at the end of the exasperating Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 02:12PM