Monday, April 22, 2019

Review: A superb ‘All My Sons’ revitalizes a classic drama by Elizabeth Bradley

There must be something in the cultural moment because two major and starry revivals of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” are opening this week. On Broadway, Roundabout’s production is h…

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Mel Brooks to play two nights on Broadway this June by Caitlin Huston

Mel Brooks is coming to Broadway for two nights in June as part of the “In Residence on Broadway” series. Brooks will star in an unscripted show, entitled “Mel Brooks on Broadway,” f…

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‘Blue,’ directed by Phylicia Rashad, is coming to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Charles Randolph-Wright’s play “Blue,” is coming to Broadway under the direction of Phylicia Rashad. The play will come to Broadway in spring 2020 at a theater to be announced. Produce…

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‘The Prom’ will be adapted into a young adult novel by Caitlin Huston

Following the news of a Netflix adaptation, “The Prom” has announced it will also be adapted into a young adult novel. Saundra Mitchell, an author of young adult novels , has written the…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Review: After the fall of the emperor, confusion reigns in ‘Gary’ by Elizabeth Bradley

There are no guarantees of success when attempting to stage ambitious new work. If one were seeking proof that the theater can be a fickle muse and that past accomplishment is no insurance a…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Review: Skimming the surface of semi-fiction in ‘Hillary and Clinton’ by Charles Isherwood

Hillary: Likable or not? Likable enough? And if not, why not? Those much-discussed questions, asked and answered ad nauseam over the course of her two terms as a presidential wife, and her t…

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to bring ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will reprise their roles in “Sea Wall/A Life,” as the plays transfer to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre this summer. The two plays, which are distinct, but …

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Review: An exhilarating ‘Hadestown’ revitalizes a classic love story by Charles Isherwood

The road to hell is paved with heavenly music in “Hadestown,” the exuberant, exhilarating new musical that stands tall among a season of mostly (so far) lackluster Broadway competition. …

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Ryan Murphy will adapt ‘The Boys in the Band’ for Netflix by Caitlin Huston

Ryan Murphy will bring a film adaptation of “The Boys in the Band” to Netflix, the television producer announced Wednesday. The film will be an adaptation of the Mart Crowley play, of wh…

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Drama League announces 2019 nominees by Caitlin Huston

The Drama League announced its 2019 nominees Wednesday, which include off-Broadway and Broadway productions. In addition to category-specific awards, the Drama League, made up of industry pr…

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Sean Cercone acquires Broadway Licensing by Caitlin Huston

Sean Cercone, president of Playscripts Inc., has purchased Broadway Licensing, an imprint of the Playscripts company. With the backing of The Antelope Group, a private live-entertainment inv…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Review: A blazing Adam Driver commands the stage in ‘Burn This’ by Charles Isherwood

Winter storms may be in the rearview mirror, but idle storm chasers should know that there’s a tempest being whipped up nightly at the Hudson Theatre, where a ferociously good Adam Driver …

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager, dies at age 70 by Caitlin Huston

Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager and founder of Foresight Theatrical, passed away on April 14 at the age of 70. Wasser died due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. A…

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‘Fairview’ wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with ‘Constitution,’ ‘Dance Nation’ as finalists by Caitlin Huston

“Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with “What the Constitution Means to Me” by Heidi Schreck and “Dance Nation” by Clare Barron named as f…

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Opinion: The Game Changers knocking down the walls of Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

At its penultimate meeting of the Broadway season, the Tony Administration Committee handed down a couple of eminently reasonable rulings, along with two mild surprises.The committee affirme…

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The road to ‘Hadestown’ by Morgan Steward

In the back of a London taxicab in the fall of 2018, composer Anaïs Mitchell pulled out her cellphone to show director Rachel Chavkin a picture. On the tiny, illuminated screen, Chavkin saw…

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Laurie Metcalf, Eddie Izzard to star in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Laurie Metcalf will return to Broadway next season to star in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” alongside Eddie Izzard. The revival will be directed by Joe Mantello and will also star …

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tony Awards committee sets new rules for revivals by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards Administration committee set new rules Thursday that could offer authors and composers of revivals a first or second chance at a Tony Award. Effective immediately, the commit…

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Tina Turner Musical to play the Lunt-Fontanne on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

The Tina Turner musical, entitled “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical,” will open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in the fall, the producers announced Thursday. The musical, which is currentl…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ryan Murphy to create film adaptation of ‘The Prom’ by Caitlin Huston

Television producer Ryan Murphy is creating a film adaptation of “The Prom” for Netflix. Murphy, the creator and producer of shows such as “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” wil…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Criss Angel joins ‘In Residence on Broadway’ series by Caitlin Huston

Illusionist Criss Angel is the latest artist to join the “In Residence on Broadway” series at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. He will play the Lunt-Fontanne for eight performances from July 2…

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Michael Urie returns as host of the Drama Desk Awards by Caitlin Huston

Michael Urie will host the Drama Desk Awards for the fourth consecutive year. The Drama Desk Awards, which recognize Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway shows and performers, will ta…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Review: A distracted ‘Oklahoma!’ skims the emotional surface by Charles Isherwood

The new Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” could be compared to a surrey with a little too much fringe on top, to swipe the nearest metaphor. It may get you wh…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Review: A scorching Glenda Jackson leads the way for the women of ‘King Lear’ by Charles Isherwood

Women are in firm control of the kingdom in Broadway’s Cort Theatre, where a new revival of “King Lear,” starring Glenda Jackson in the title role, opened Thursday. Jackson’s Lear is…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Where politics meet art in ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘Jagged Little Pill’ by Caitlin Huston

Eva Price likes her art to be political. It’s not that it has to address politics directly, but rather it has to resonate with what’s going on in the world. With that framework in mind, …

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Monday, April 1, 2019

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ reports advance of more than $22 million by Caitlin Huston

“To Kill a Mockingbird” currently has an advance of more than $22 million, producer Scott Rudin announced Monday. The Aaron Sorkin play has been playing the Shubert Theatre since Nov. 1,…

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‘Latin History for Morons’ to launch a North American tour by Caitlin Huston

John Leguizamo’s one-man play “Latin History for Morons” will launch a North American tour this June. The first stop on the tour will be the Apollo Theater in Harlem on June 20. Other …

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Review: An act of resistance in ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ by Elizabeth Bradley

The layered and strategic structure underpinning Heidi Schreck’s “What The Constitution Means To Me” could easily be underestimated. That is because the wacky and warm Schreck, who des…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to launch national tour in August 2020 by Caitlin Huston

Aaron Sorkin’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” will embark on a national tour starting in August 2020. The first stop on the tour, which will traveling for more than two years, will be the Joh…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Second Stage announces 2019-2020 Broadway season by Caitlin Huston

Second Stage has announced three Broadway productions at the Hayes Theater for the 2019-2020 season. The theater will start off its season with the Broadway debut of Tracy Letts’ “Linda …

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How Disney chooses its next Broadway musical by Caitlin Huston

Deciding which Disney property to bring to Broadway is a two-part process: there’s a brief, discerning look at the company’s empire, and then gut instinct takes over. “Alan Menken says…

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