Thursday, April 9, 2020
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‘Company’ producer strives to keep it together by Michael Riedel

Like every theater producer, Chris Harper, who’s behind the buzzy London revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” is bucking up his cast, holding his investors together, and waiting …

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Terrence McNally loomed large through ups, downs on Broadway by Michael Riedel

The coronavirus continues to devastate Broadway. Two highly anticipated plays — “Hangmen” and the revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” — have been scuttled. Actors are …

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2020 Tony Awards postponed due to the coronavirus by Johnny Oleksinski

The 2020 Tony Awards, originally scheduled to air Sunday, June 7, on CBS, will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman announced Wednesday. The statement said that a new …

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

‘Jaws’ stage musical set for Paper Mill Playhouse in summer 2021 by Eric Hegedus

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theater.

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Playwright Terrence McNally dead of coronavirus complications at 81 by Barbara Hoffman

Terrence McNally, a prolific playwright whose love of opera and compassion for human frailties wove their way into many of his works, died March 24 from complications of the coronavirus in a…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

For once, Broadway isn’t going to quickly bounce back by Michael Riedel

As Broadway grapples with the coronavirus crisis, producers have concluded that the Great White Way will not reopen in April, as they’d hoped. The best-case scenario right now is the summe…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

How to get your Broadway fix with theaters closed by Barbara Hoffman

You don’t have to wait until Broadway reopens to get a taste of what’s playing. Beyond the obvious — the movies of “Moulin Rouge!,” “Mean Girls,” “West Side Story” — here…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Broadway ticket holders to get automatic Telecharge refund during coronavirus shutdown by Deadline

Telecharge, the service that bills itself as the official ticketing site for Broadway and Off-Broadway, will automatically refund Broadway tickets purchased for performances between today an…

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The show will go on: How Broadway will survive coronavirus by Michael Riedel

With the coronavirus outbreak, Broadway is facing its worst crisis since 9/11. But it got a lifeline, albeit a thin one, from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who yesterday prohibited gatherings of more t…

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Broadway shutting down all productions over coronavirus pandemic by Michael Riedel

Broadway will shut down four to six weeks beginning tonight, due to the coronavirus outbreak, several sources told The Post.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

What it’s like playing Cary Grant, on acid by Barbara Hoffman

Talk about pressure! Tony Yazbeck’s feeling it. It’s not easy playing Cary Grant, the man he calls “the greatest movie star of all time.” Especially when Grant’s tap-dancing while …

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Broadway tickets chopped to $50 amid coronavirus fears by Eric Hegedus

If you're not showing symptoms, now would be a good time to catch these shows.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Broadway theaters tell sick patrons to stay home amid coronavirus fears by Deadline

The nation’s coronavirus scare has not as yet impacted Broadway production schedules, with all shows currently playing as planned in theaters scrubbed and disinfected with extra vigor and …

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

‘Girl From the North Country’ review: Bob Dylan on Broadway is a dud by Johnny Oleksinski

A series of unfortunate events has come to Broadway. No, not the Lemony Snicket novels, but “Girl From the North Country,” a mashup of Bob Dylan songs and abject misery. The show, which …

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

‘Beetlejuice’ on Broadway loses its Lydia by Michael Riedel

Sophia Anne Caruso, the talented young star of “Beetlejuice,” surprised a lot of the musical’s fans when she announced on Instagram last week that she’d performed her last show. Acto…

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‘Happy Birthday Doug’ makes gay parties look like ‘The Real Housewives’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Want drama, gossip and theatrics? Then head to a gay birthday party! That’s where writer-performer Drew Droege set his latest off-Broadway solo show, “Happy Birthday Doug,” a comedy ab…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

‘West Side Story’ Broadway review: Radical revival is a triumph by Johnny Oleksinski

It feels pretty . . . different. A galvanizing new revival of “West Side Story” opened Thursday night on Broadway, minus some familiar sights and sounds. Jerome Robbins’ legendary …

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Matthew Broderick, SJP revive Neil Simon comedy ‘Plaza Suite’ by Michael Riedel

Boston theatergoers recently said they had “the best time of their lives” at the play.

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How to get tickets to ‘West Side Story’ — Broadway’s hottest musical by Post Staff Report

A brand new take on “West Side Story” opens Thursday at the Broadway Theatre. Even before the critics have had their say about it online late tonight and in print Friday morning, it’s …

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Antônio Carlos Jobim’s music finally coming to Broadway by Michael Riedel

As far as I can tell, the one and only time an Antônio Carlos Jobim song was heard on Broadway was in Twyla Tharp’s “Come Fly Away.” The song was “Wave,” which, as I write this, m…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Inside a storied Broadway legend’s life and tragic death by Michael Riedel

Bob Avian will never forget the moment Michael Bennett told him he had AIDS. The two had been friends since 1959, when they met as dancers on a tour of “West Side Story.” “We were like…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Writers strike back against New York Musical Festival by Michael Riedel

The New York Musical Festival was created to give new writers a start. So isn’t it “ironic,” says Josh Canfield, whose “Alive! The Zombie Musical” played NYMF last year, that it …

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Neil Diamond ‘visibly moved’ by Broadway bio musical by Michael Riedel

The show may stand out because of its writer — Anthony McCarten, who's up for a 2020 Oscar for his movie "The Two Popes."

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Actress dishes on playing poo emoji character onstage in ‘Emojiland’ by Barbara Hoffman

Within our smartphones is a world of smiley faces, flowers, royals . . . and a pile of poo. And now many of them have come alive, in the off-Broadway musical “Emojiland.” Several key pla…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

‘The Karate Kid’ musical in the works for Broadway by Ben Cost

Wax on Broadway. After etching itself into the hearts of movie fans forever, “The Karate Kid” franchise is onto the next frontier — the big stage. That’s right, the original 1984 mov…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Stephen Sondheim’s in good ‘Company’ with Marianne Elliott by Michael Riedel

Stephen Sondheim has been a fan of director Marianne Elliott’s ever since he saw her production of “Saint Joan” in London at the National Theatre in 2007. Sondheim knows a great direct…

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Laura Linney shines in Broadway’s blah ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Audiences aren’t showing up at “My Name Is Lucy Barton” for Lucy — they’re coming for Linney. That’s Laura Linney, the venerable actress, who stars in the one-woman play, adapted…

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David Alan Grier: From ‘In Living Color’ to sergeant from hell by Barbara Hoffman

Before he goes onstage, he listens to Count Basie and the blues; afterward, he decompresses by cooking.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

‘Hee Haw’ gets closer to Broadway by Michael Riedel

Ready for my favorite “Hee Haw” joke? Q: What do you call a man who doesn’t believe in birth control? A: Daddy! Exactly six years ago, I was picking up good buzz about “Moonshine,”…

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