Monday, April 8, 2024

Broadway Eclipsed. Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Nature’s getting dramatic, taking center stage, with the earthquake last week and the eclipse today. (New York City is expected to see a partial solar eclipse, with the moon covering about…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:15AM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

‘The Book of Mormon’ becomes 12th-longest-running show in Broadway history by Michael Abourizk

The Tony Award-winning musical recently eclipsed longtime titleholder “Jersey Boys.”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 04:37PM
Friday, June 30, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Imitation of Life Musical in Development By: David Sheward June 30, 2023: A new musical based on Imitation of Life, the Fannie Hurst novel and the classic Hollywood film version and su…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 04:46PM
Monday, June 26, 2023

John Legend and Lynn Nottage are Adapting Imitation of Life for the Stage by Caitlin Hornik

Universal Theatrical Group (UTG) has announced that a musical, based on Fannie Hurst’s novel and subsequent Universal Picture films Imitation of Life, is in development. An industry readin…

SOURCE: at 05:37PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground by Jk Clarke

By Marcina Zaccaria . . .  John Rubinstein remembers victory as the 34th President of the United States in Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground. Social unrest, race riots, and eventually the as…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:28AM
Friday, February 24, 2023

66th Obie Awards: Circle Jerk Acceptance Speech by American Theatre Wing

Digital+Virtual+Hybrid Production: Michael Breslin, Patrick Foley, Ariel Sibert, Cat Rodríguez and Rory Pelsue (Creators, Writers, Director) in collaboration with David Bengali (Video Desig…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:15PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Barry Bostwick and Carole Demas, the first Broadway Danny and Sandy, in “Grease” (1972).February 14, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Fifty-one years ago, on Valentine…

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Remembering Ellen by Trav S.D.

Haha, don’t worry she’s not dead, she’s only turning 65! The title of this post has more to do with the fact that Ellen ended her long-running talk show a few months ago, and the monst…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 11:14AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023


January 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Though the Tony Awards have been handed out since 1948, the citing of nominees didn’t enter the mix until 1956. Since then, a…

SOURCE: at 09:28AM
Friday, November 18, 2022

Sara Pascoe: Success Story review – family beats fame for warm hilarity by Brian Logan

Dorking HallsPlayful material about Pascoe’s life on the celebrity B-list is eclipsed by a heartfelt second act focused on private truths about new motherhood Sara Pascoe isn’t the first…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM
Saturday, September 24, 2022

Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood by New York Theater

“Cheek to Cheek,” an intelligent, entertaining musical revue that showcases two dozen of the songs that Irving Berlin wrote for movie musicals, makes no claims that his work in Hollywood…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:56PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

R.I.P. Lamont Dozier of Motown’s Holland-Dozier-Holland by Trav S.D.

Lamont Dozier (1941-2022) had the bad luck to pass away on the same day as another music business legend, Olivia Newton-John, and as a result the news of his death was eclipsed (not unlike w…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 01:07PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Design Workshop with Clint Ramos & David Zinn by American Theatre Wing

Join us for a special design workshop with Tony Award-winning Designers, Clint Ramos and David Zinn! Clint and David will speak with four MFA Scenic and Costume Design students as they parti…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:18PM
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Invisible No More: Julian Work by Bob Kosovsky, Librarian, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Music Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Julian Work's union stamp for 1948. We in The New York Public Library's Music & Recorded Sound Division are doing what we can to uncover and bring attention to composers from underre…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Shakespeare in the Park Season to Feature Richard III, Starring Danai Gurira by Lindsey Sullivan

Shakespeare in the Park will celebrate its 60 anniversary when it returns to the Delacorte Theater this summer. The season will feature Richard III, directed by Slave Play Tony nominee R…

SOURCE: at 01:33PM
Friday, November 12, 2021

Dire Ecology & Economy Eclipsed By Relationship Challenges in New City Players’ Lungs by Bill Hirschman

The protagonists’ primary fear in Lungs -- bringing a child into an environmentally crumbling world and an economy in freefall – is secondary to the challenging script’s focus: examini…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 08:48PM
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Gypsy (1959 OBCR) by JK

BROADWAY IN A BOX CD REVIEW: Gypsy (1959 OBCR) At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the o…

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

How Black Creatives Are Working to Shake Up Broadway and Implement Lasting Change by Gordon Cox

When Stephen C. Byrd began producing on Broadway 16 years ago, he and his partner Alia Jones-Harvey were usually the only Black faces they saw in the business. “We would walk into marketin…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Stage Struck: Gloria Swanson before the pictures got small by Chris Wiegand

Twenty-five years before the hard-bitten Hollywood tale Sunset Boulevard, Swanson played a small-town waitress with a dream to act The stage on screen: more films about theatre Gloria Swanso…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:06AM
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Odds & Ends: Saycon Sengbloh to Star in The Wonder Years, Kristin Chenoweth's Bootcamp & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Saycon Sengbloh Nabs Lead Role in The Wonder Years Reboot Saycon Sengbloh, who garnered a 2016 Tony nomination for her perf…

SOURCE: at 05:24PM
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Lupita Nyong'o's Children's Book Sulwe to Become Animated Movie Musical by Lindsey Sullivan

Oscar winner and Tony nominee Lupita Nyong’o is bringing her children's book Sulwe to the small screen. Variety reports that the story will be adapted into an animated musical for Netflix…

SOURCE: at 11:36AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Stars in Your Eyes: the 50s musical saluting actors in a crisis by Chris Wiegand

Our series on films about theatre continues with a British comedy in which variety acts face an existential threat when TV steals their audience Theatres around the country are shutting thei…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12AM
Friday, November 27, 2020

Anne Nichols: Wrote “Abie’s Irish Rose” by Trav S.D.

Anne Nichols (1891-1966) is one of those figures whose own fame has been eclipsed by her greatest creation. We’ll get to her most famous play presently, but first some background. Nichols …

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 12:06AM
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Spotlight on Black Broadway Producers: Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey by Dan Meyer

The four-time Tony-nominated duo behind the all-Black Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Eclipsed, and more reveal their path to success.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:05AM
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Beijing 1986: portraits of a forgotten China

A trove of lost photographs, taken by a junior teacher more than 30 years ago, revisits a country on the brink of social change and a landscape near eclipsed from history

SOURCE: The Financial Times Subscription at 11:55AM
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Jenny Eclair: 'Menopause gave me incandescent rage. It was like a superpower' by Zoe Williams

The first woman to win the UK’s biggest comedy prize has written a guide to the menopause. She discusses HRT, getting sacked and how much she liked her female comedy peers – until their …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:12AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Broadway Top 40 Countdown: #30-21 by JK

Last week, we began The Broadway Top 40 Countdown of the best new Broadway songs of the last decade. If you missed it, you can check it out HERE. This week, we get up to the middle of our l…

SOURCE: at 08:18AM
Friday, March 20, 2020

Milwaukee Rep’s Filmed Performance of ECLIPSED Avail Through April 1 by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

For the first time in Milwaukee Rep’s history, we have suspended our season for weeks. As our [...]

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Check Out Production Photos From Milwaukee Rep's Eclipsed by Nathan Skethway

Actor-playwright Danai Gurira's play began performances March 3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:46PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Get to know Danai Gurira through her 5 most essential projects by Marcus Jones

As best explained in her EW Digital Cover story, actor and writer Danai Gurira has had a unique career in entertainment spanning more than her iconic turn as Michonne on The Walking Dead. Th…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:00PM
Friday, January 31, 2020

Joanne Dru: A Star Eclipsed by Trav S.D.

Strange to contemplate a universe in which Peter Marshall is better remembered than his older sister Joanne Dru (Joan Letitia LaCock, 1922-1996), but that is the universe as we find it. Dru …

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 08:24AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards