Sunday, December 16, 2018

‘Mrs. Maisel’ star pushes to revive boarding house for young actresses by Isabel Vincent

A safe haven for actresses that went out of fashion decades ago is undergoing a revival in the #MeToo era. The Rehearsal Club, a Midtown meeting place set up in 1913 for young women who work…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Rachel Dratch’s son is a weekend waffle warrior by Barbara Hoffman

For nearly a decade, Rachel Dratch has read aloud from the musings of Madonna, Ethel Merman and Burt Reynolds’ secretary. Lately, the “SNL” alum and others have shared all that and mor…

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‘Mockingbird’ is still relevant 60 years later on Broadway by Joe Dziemianowicz

Not long into this new “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a young girl considers what she’s just heard in a courtroom. “All rise,” says Scout, marveling at the weight of the words while imag…

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This wacky musical was inspired by Mario Kart and Neil Diamond by Barbara Hoffman

One of this season’s funniest musicals got its start from . . . Mario Kart. So say David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, the writers and stars of off-Broadway’s “The Other Josh Cohen.” …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard have fixed ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ by Chuck Arnold

From 2014 to 2017, Mariah Carey owned the Christmas concert circuit in New York with her annual holiday residency at the Beacon Theatre. But with the diva taking her yuletide act to Europe t…

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Springsteen’s Netflix special is like VIP seats without the price tag by Kirsten Fleming

Standing onstage in a black T-shirt and jeans, Bruce Springsteen waxes poetic about his earliest days in Freehold, NJ. He speaks of growing up next to the school St. Rose of Lima and breathi…

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New ‘Mary Poppins’ songs stay true to the originals by Michael Riedel

Like many theater-mad kids who grew up in the ’60s, songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman know every note and word from “Mary Poppins.” “I listened to, and continue to listen to…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Jake Gyllenhaal shows love for City Center on 75th anniversary by Rob Bailey-Millado

“This is a theater for the people,” says Jake Gyllenhaal in honor of New York City Center’s 75th anniversary. The Oscar-nominated film actor leads the well wishes in a new …

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Check out bold twists on the Grinch, ‘Nutcracker’ and more by Barbara Hoffman

Christmas in the city: Rockefeller Center’s tree, Radio City’s Rockettes, New York City Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” But let’s say you’ve already been there, seen that: Are you actin…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bryan Cranston’s brilliance can’t save gimmicky ‘Network’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

In Broadway’s “Network,” Bryan Cranston does the impossible: Playing Howard Beale, the so-called mad prophet of the airwaves, he makes Peter Finch’s Oscar-winning turn feel like yest…

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Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ nearly got nixed by Harper Lee estate by Michael Riedel

“It would have been the first play ever to open and close in the Southern District Court.”

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hugh Jackman hypes new tour with backup dancers, orchestra by Chuck Arnold

While Hugh Jackman is gearing up for his first world tour, “The Man. The Music. The Show,” the Tony-winning actor is already plotting his return to Broadway. “I’m actively thinking a…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

‘The Cher Show’ will leave you feeling moonstruck by Joe Dziemianowicz

If I could turn back time, I’d rewind to my night at “The Cher Show” for another happy high. Think I’m kidding? Snap out of it! Granted, the jukebox musical that opened on Broadway M…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Alvin Ailey guru likes his weekend mornings hot, steamy by Barbara Hoffman

“When I first came here, the city was wonderful and scary at the same time,” recalls Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The Florida native was 17…

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Would you pay Hillary Clinton $10 for Broadway and booze? by Rob Bailey-Millado

It’s a safe bet that when something goes viral, somebody is gonna find a way to monetize it. Case in point — those grainy cellphone videos of crowds giving Hillary Clinton standing ovati…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

‘North Country’ producers stunned by Broadway theater change by Michael Riedel

“Girl From the North Country,” the brooding musical fashioned around Bob Dylan songs, is moving to Broadway this season, but not to the theater it wanted. The producers of the show, whic…

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Hugh Jackman’s big announcement is ‘Greatest Showman’ tour, not ‘Wolverine’ by Christian Gollayan

Hugh Jackman is ready to retake the stage. Insiders have told Variety that the “Wolverine” actor will revive his one-man stage show and plans to launch an international tour. On …

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Monday, November 26, 2018

‘The Dead’ star Melissa Gilbert on the ‘essentials’ of living in NYC by Barbara Hoffman

She’s gone from a “Little House on the Prairie” to a pied-à-terre in the city, and Melissa Gilbert couldn’t be happier. “Everything’s here — grocery shopping, the park, amazin…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Cody Simpson rebounds from Gigi Hadid with Broadway debut by Emily Selleck

Australian pop star Cody Simpson hasn’t made his Broadway debut in “Anastasia” yet, but he’s already getting fan mail at the Broadhurst Theatre. “I thought, ‘Don’t jump the gun…

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Boss is paving the way for big musicians on Broadway by Michael Riedel

Bruce Springsteen has paved the way for a host of legendary music acts to play the Great White Way in 2019. A group of powerful entertainment companies — Live Nation, Creative Artists Asso…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Critics beat up ‘King Kong,’ but producers aren’t pulling the plug by Michael Riedel

Never mind those Curtiss Helldiver fighter planes circling the Empire State Building in “King Kong.” The real threat to Broadway’s big ape may be those vicious drama critics. They stra…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Broadway’s ‘King Kong’ is a gorilla-sized mess by Joe Dziemianowicz

Show me the monkey! That gargantuan gorilla in “King Kong” is the top banana of the $35 million musical that opened Thursday night on Broadway. Too bad that most everything else wrapped …

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Yiddish ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is headed off-Broadway by Michael Riedel

I’m going to be a yenta and give you the plotke on “Fiddler on the Roof.” The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s revival down at the Museum of Jewish Heritage is headed uptown to …

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Gender-bending Sondheim revival is coming to Broadway by Michael Riedel

The ladies who lunch are booking a table in New York. The gender-bending revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” which won rave reviews in London, will open on Broadway next fall, sev…

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Meet Broadway’s biggest leading man: King Kong by Barbara Hoffman

He can’t dance, can’t sing or even talk, yet he’s the biggest musical star of the season. Meet King Kong, the 2,000-pound gorilla of Broadway. The Great White Way has never seen anythi…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Producer lied about investors behind failed Broadway musical ‘Nerds’: suit by Julia Marsh

The producer of an aborted Broadway musical about the rivalry between the Apple co-founder and his personal computing nemesis Bill Gates lured investors by lying that Mark Zuckerberg’s sis…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Elaine May leads a strong ensemble in heart-wrenching ‘Waverly Gallery’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

Old age isn’t for sissies. And as painful as that reality is, Kenneth Lonergan faces it head-on in “The Waverly Gallery,” his affecting, funny-sad memory play about the wrenching and r…

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The most magnificent monsters on Broadway by Michael Riedel

Just in time for Halloween, there’s no shortage of monsters and villains lurking around Shubert Alley. My Tony for Best Baddie goes to Mr. Muldoon, the sinister IRA boss in Jez Butterworth…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

How Michael Cera and Lucas Hedges became wise-cracking BFFs by Johnny Oleksinski

Lucas Hedges and Michael Cera play allies in Broadway’s “The Waverly Gallery,” but offstage, they’re practically a vaudeville act. And while they’ve both been around — Hedges was…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Record number of kids and teens are attending Broadway shows by Chris Perez

The average age of Broadway theatergoers this year was the lowest it’s been in almost two decades, according to an annual demographics report. Officials also saw a record number of kid…

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Daniel Radcliffe gets his facts straight in ‘Lifespan’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

They’re Broadway’s new odd couple: an eager-beaver fact-checker and an arrogant author who treats the truth like Silly Putty. That’s the setup for “The Lifespan of a Fact,” the so-…

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