Saturday, September 18, 2021

‘Lion King’ ad roaring on subway platform has passengers yelping by Conor Skelding

The recorded messages blare the famous Zulu lead-in to "Circle of Life," before advising straphangers that the musical is back on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:46AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Broadway reopens with big shows including ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Wicked’ by Julia Marsh, Sam Raskin

Theaters will reopen at 100 percent capacity Tuesday evening for marquee Broadway shows like "Hamilton," "Wicked," "The Lion King," and "Chicago," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:56PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Why ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is much better than its terrible movie trailer by Johnny Oleksinski

During the world premiere of the moving movie “Dear Evan Hansen” at the Toronto International Film Festival Thursday night, a nagging question kept coming up: Should this still be a musi…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:49AM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Michael Constantine, star of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ dead at 94 by Rob Bailey-Millado

Classic TV fans will remember Constantine from his Emmy-winning role as high school principal Seymour Kaufman in the ABC series "Room 222," which ran from 1969 to 1974.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:54AM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

André De Shields’ on Broadway reopening, and the return of ‘Hadestown’ by Johnny Oleksinski

The indomitable De Shields, 75, is excited, if cautious, about returning to the neighborhood where he's wowed audiences for decades.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:51PM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

As Broadway nervously returns, London is having a ball by Johnny Oleksinski

While Broadway nervously approaches mass reopening in September, with casts and creatives terrified by the Delta variant, much of London’s West End has been happily chugging along since sp…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:45PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Broadway teams up with Oprah for campaign heralding NYC’s comeback by Michael Riedel

The three-minute montage "This Is Broadway,” narrated by Oprah Winfrey, captures the history -- and excitement -- of live theater and heralds the return of the Great White Way.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:12PM
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

‘The Karate Kid’ musical sets 2022 pre-Broadway run by Sam Donsky

The musical adaptation of "The Karate Kid" will open in St. Louis next spring.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:49PM
Sunday, August 22, 2021

‘Pass Over’ Broadway review: An enticing, uneven play by Johnny Oleksinski

“Pass Over” is a compelling, if flawed, way to return to Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:02PM

What to know for Broadway’s reopening 2021: Shows, COVID, restaurants, more by Johnny Oleksinski

The Post’s guide to this year's unusual, unforgettable fall season on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:50AM
Saturday, August 21, 2021

NYC needs another ‘I Love NY’ campaign to bring Broadway back by Michael Riedel

As Broadway claws its way back from an 18-month COVID shutdown, it could use a snappy new television commercial that captures the excitement of live theater. Currently, New York City is sink…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:27AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Beanie Feldstein to star in ‘Funny Girl’ Broadway revival in 2022 by Johnny Oleksinski

The role made a star out of Barbra Streisand in 1964, when the show played the Winter Garden Theatre, and she won the Oscar for Best Actress for the film version in 1968.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:35PM
Monday, August 9, 2021

‘Merry Wives’ review: Shakespeare in the Park is back — and hilarious by Johnny Oleksinski

Lest you think "Merry Wives" is a nonstop sex romp, get your mind out of the gutter. There are more innocent romances and scheming afoot too.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:19PM

‘West Side Story’ will not reopen on Broadway by Noah Sheidlower

"West Side Story," previously executive produced by Scott Rudin, will not reopen on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:39PM
Friday, August 6, 2021

Broadway insider warns unvaxxed actors: ‘You won’t work!’ by Sara Nathan

Performers and backstage crew will also have to be fully vaccinated. If they have a problem with this, "they just won't work," three-time Tony Award-winning producer Bonnie Comley warned.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:52PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Disgraced comic Louis C.K. comes out of hiding, announces tour dates by Ben Cost

He will embark on a 24-city nationwide comedy tour, starting with gigs in New York City next week.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:23PM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Natalie Mendoza is the new Satine in Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Broadway's “Moulin Rouge!” announced that Natalie Mendoza will take over the leading role of Satine when the musical resumes performances Sept. 24.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:35PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber may close ‘Cinderella’ musical due to COVID rules by Johnny Oleksinski

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, which was set to have its opening night on Tuesday in London, has been thrown into chaos due to a single case of the coronavirus among the cast of more t…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:27PM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Broadway actor Aaron Tveit sells NYC penthouse for less than he paid by Jennifer Gould

Broadway star and singer Aaron Tveit is in contract to sell his Astoria penthouse — at a loss. Tveit bought the unit for $900,000 in 2016. Its last asking price was $875,000.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:17AM
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Bruce Springsteen reopens Broadway — and opens up about his DWI by Johnny Oleksinski

The wondrous night was a welcome reminder that Times Square, Broadway theaters and shows are not meant to be shut down. Baby, they are born to run.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:03AM
Friday, June 18, 2021

Fans with AstraZeneca vaccine won’t get into ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ by Joshua Rhett Miller

"Springsteen on Broadway" has a lengthy Q&A page detailing the vaccination protocols in place — including a mandate that all guests must be fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved shot t…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:29AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Inside Broadway’s biggest disaster: ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ turns 10 by Michael Riedel

Ten years after the ill-fated “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” opened on Broadway, Michael Riedel takes a look back at the most expensive — and ill-fated — show in Broadway history.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:14PM

This NYC nail artist designed those dazzling claws for ‘In The Heights’ by Raquel Laneri

Dominican-born Lisset Robles lived with her parents and two siblings in The Bronx’s Mill Brook Houses, practicing her nail art in a small corner of the living room. Now, her work is in the…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:01PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Karla Burns, Tony-nominated ‘Show Boat’ star, dead at 66 by Charna Flam

She first clinched her career-defining role in "Show Boat" when she auditioned for a regional Wichita production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s 1927 musical.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:26PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Bruce Springsteen returning to Broadway this month by Johnny Oleksinski

The imminent start date, June 26, almost definitely makes "Springsteen on Broadway" the first show to play the Great White Way since theaters were shuttered in March 2020 due to the coronavi…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:22PM
Saturday, June 5, 2021

NYC hit-and-run victim identified by family, pals as actress Lisa Banes by Melissa Klein, Dean Balsamini, Michael Riedel

Actress Lisa Banes was struck in a hit-and-run accident on the Upper West Side of Manhattan this weekend.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:23PM
Thursday, June 3, 2021

This NYC neighborhood is being turned into a theater by Johnny Oleksinski

Think the city looks a bit different these days? Well, get a load of the Meatpacking District.  Tony Award-winning designer David Rockwell has converted eight storefronts on West 13th and G…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:35PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The 2020 Tony Awards will air in September on Paramount+ by Johnny Oleksinski

In a bit of a blow to the theater industry's visibility, for the first time ever the Radio City Music Hall award show celebrating the best of Broadway will air mostly on the streaming platfo…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:13PM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Chris Rock advises John Mulaney to hire his ex-wife’s divorce attorney by Ben Cost

"You should get this guy — he'll get you your money," said Rock, who infamously lost a huge chunk of his $70 million fortune during his own divorce battle. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:57AM
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

First look: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ movie trailer brings musical new life by Nadine Deninno

Ben Platt will reprise his role as the titular character, a high school loner who has trouble making friends. The movie also stars Amy Adams, Oscar winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever and A…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:03PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

New Yorkers must support Broadway right now by Johnny Oleksinski

When Broadway is back on September 14, it's the responsibility of New Yorkers to be sitting in those damn seats when the orchestras start playing.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:14PM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
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Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
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