Thursday, September 12, 2019

‘Slave Play’ may be provocative, but it sure isn’t selling tickets by Michael Riedel

The New York Times has a new darling: Jeremy O. Harris, whose “Slave Play” began previews Tuesday at the Golden Theatre after last year’s sold-out run at New York Theatre Workshop. The…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

A sexy Tom Hiddleston leads Broadway’s ‘Betrayal’ by Johnny Oleksinski

This a pretty low-key move for Loki. Tom Hiddleston, who plays the pale Marvel villain on-screen, is making his Broadway debut in an intimate, no-fuss revival of Harold Pinter’s “Betraya…

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Charming Irish musical ‘Sing Street’ is on the road to Broadway by Michael Riedel

The theater world’s buzzing about two off-the-grid musicals that could make the leap to Broadway in the spring. The other week I reported on “The Wrong Man,” by singer-songwriter Ross …

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Meet Zawe Ashton, Tom Hiddleston’s sexy ‘Betrayal’ co-star by Barbara Hoffman

Midway through Broadway’s “Betrayal,” Zawe Ashton has her eye on Tom Hiddleston’s melon. The “Avengers” star plays Robert, a man who’s just discovered that his best friend, Jer…

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Central Park ‘Hercules’ is a heartfelt wake-up call for Disney by Johnny Oleksinski

Disney’s still got heart. That’s easy to forget, because the studio that once taught kids to wish upon a star and to go fly a kite has turned into Cyberdyne Systems: an evil behemoth hel…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jelani Alladin was born to play ‘Hercules’ in Central Park by Johnny Oleksinski

When Jelani Alladin sings “Go the Distance” in the Central Park staging of Disney musical “Hercules,” the ballad isn’t only about a Greek god searching for purpose. “I feel like …

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

‘Hadestown’ star Reeve Carney brings musician siblings into spotlight by Eric Hegedus

Clearly, the Carney family talent pool didn’t stop with “Honeymooners” star Art Carney — or even with his great-nephew, “Hadestown” star Reeve Carney. The latest generation of th…

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‘Forbidden Broadway’ is back to skewer Cher, Bette Midler, ‘Tootsie’ by Michael Riedel

Brace yourself, theater people: Gerard Alessandrini, the merry skewer-er of all that you do, is coming back with “Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.” A New York institution since 1…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Where to get ‘Hadestown’ star André De Shields’ fab threads by Barbara Hoffman

André De Shields, the Tony-winning star of “Hadestown,” is no stranger to hell: He’s been living in Hell’s Kitchen since 1983. Back then, the 73-year-old says, it was a frightening …

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Here’s hoping Vanessa Redgrave isn’t done with Broadway by Michael Riedel

Let’s hear it for the great Lois Smith, who rode to the rescue this week when “The Inheritance,” coming in from London, was missing a key cast member: Vanessa Redgrave. She won raves f…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

I created 38 crazy, fake dating profiles — and guys loved them by Barbara Hoffman

It started seven years ago, with a favor: One of Robyn Lynne Norris’ friends had signed up with OkCupid and asked her to review her online dating profile. Back then, Norris, a 20-something…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Broadway producer Ben Sprecher arrested on child porn charges by Stephanie Pagones

Broadway producer Ben Sprecher — the man behind the failed musical “Rebecca” — was arrested early Tuesday on charges of possession of child pornography, sources told The Post. Sprech…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Princess Diana musical will play Broadway in 2020 by Johnny Oleksinski

A new musical about the life of Princess Diana will open on Broadway next spring. Called simply “Diana,” the show follows Lady Diana Spencer to royal superstardom, family struggle and he…

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Friday, August 9, 2019

How to buy cheap Broadway tickets at any time: Insider’s guide to best deals by Savannah Di Giovanni

Broadway has started to seem like Billionaire’s Row, thanks to ever steeper ticket prices and sometimes shockingly inflated service fees. Before you break the bank for a seat on the aisle,…

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How to get discounted Broadway tickets by Savannah Di Giovanni

Coupon clippers and sale chasers, listen up! You no longer have to shell out the big bucks for your Broadway tickets. These discount websites, membership programs and handy tips will help yo…

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The 6 best apps to buy cheap Broadway tickets by Savannah Di Giovanni

Getting cheap rush tickets is, well, a rush — that is, if you don’t mind standing in line in the rain, praying the guy in front of you won’t snatch the last remaining seats. Guess what…

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How does TKTS work? Guide to buying cheap Broadway tickets by Savannah Di Giovanni

TKTS can be confusing, and not just because its name has no vowels. The go-to source for cheap same-day or next-day Broadway tickets sells what seats the box office has left for as much as 5…

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‘Pip’s Island’ is an eye-popping, quirky ‘Sleep No More’ for kids by Jane Ridley

Wearing their khaki adventurers’ vests and light-up bracelets, a dozen kids raise their little fists in defiance. “You’re horrible,” one of the braver ones shouts at the bad guy know…

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How to get Broadway rush tickets in NYC by Savannah Di Giovanni

The Post’s theater pros break down everything you need to know about scoring cheap tickets for last-minute Broadway shows in NYC. Here’s the insider’s guide to same-day rush tickets: W…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Review: ‘Bat Out of Hell: The Musical’ pummels the senses by Johnny Oleksinski

A radioactive “Romeo and Juliet,” set in a dystopian city whose teens are stuck in their current age forever.

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This musical theater wunderkind is only 12 years old by Princess Jones

Joshua Turchin’s gotten around. He sang as Flounder in a live performance of “The Little Mermaid” at the Hollywood Bowl, toured with the musical “A Christmas Story” and lent his vo…

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‘The Wrong Man’ is the underdog Broadway musical to watch by Michael Riedel

“Moulin Rouge,” “Jagged Little Pill” and “Tina: the Tina Turner Musical” are the new Broadway season’s major musical contenders. But keep your eye on a small, original show tha…

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Jake Gyllenhaal: Audiences for ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ bring me to tears by Barbara Hoffman

Before Jake Gyllenhaal appears in “Sea Wall/A Life” — even before the house lights dim — co-star Tom Sturridge is onstage for a pre-show that consists mainly of him drinking beer. Th…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Barry Manilow: I’ve never been a diva (unlike Faye Dunaway) by Michael Riedel

Barry Manilow, back on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne for a few weeks, came onstage at Tuesday’s opening night and cracked: “You weren’t expecting Faye Dunaway, were you?” Big laughs …

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hal Prince, famed ‘Phantom of the Opera’ director, dead at 91 by Barbara Hoffman

Dim all the marquee lights on Broadway — Harold Prince, the producer and director behind many of the American theater’s greatest musicals, died Wednesday at 91, after a brief illness. In…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge!’ review: NYC’s hottest nightclub is on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Who needs ecstasy when we’ve got this glitter bomb?

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‘OITNB’ star Annie Golden is Broadway’s punk-rock secret weapon by Barbara Hoffman

Annie Golden plays a mute on “Orange Is the New Black,” but over a recent lunch, the show’s Norma Romano is a regular chatterbox. How, after a breathless talking tour through her child…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Faye Dunaway fired from Broadway-bound ‘Tea at Five’ by Michael Riedel

Faye Dunaway has been fired from the Broadway-bound play “Tea at Five.” Dunaway, 78, was playing Katharine Hepburn in the one-woman play, set to open on Broadway next year. It had been p…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Jonathan Groff to lead ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ off-Broadway revival by Johnny Oleksinski

And it goes uptown! “Little Shop of Horrors,” the proudly weird sci-fi musical comedy with music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, is getting its first proper off-Broa…

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