Monday, August 5, 2019

Michael Urie, Priscilla Lopez, Ashley Park & More Will Lead Grand Horizons to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Second Stage Theater has announced a talent-packed group of stars set to headline Bess Wohl's Broadway-debut play, Grand Horizons, arriving at the Helen Hayes Theatre this winter. The pre…

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Broadway Bound Grand Horizons Announces Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The Broadway-bound production of Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons, part of the exciting season curated by Second Stage Theatre, has announced a cast. Beginning previews at Broadway’s Helen Hay…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me Recoups on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated What the Constitution Means to Me is officially a hit. The acclaimed Broadway play has recouped its full $2.5 million capitalization, producers announced today…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Joins Cast of Broadway's Take Me Out Revival by Andy Lefkowitz

This casting is a home run! Jesse Tyler Ferguson, beloved stage alum and Emmy-nominated star of Modern Family, will take on the plum role of Mason Marzac, the money manager who develops a …

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Grey’s Anatomy Star Jesse Williams to Make Broadway Debut in Take Me Out by Andy Lefkowitz

Jesse Williams, longtime star of TV's Grey’s Anatomy, has been cast in the lead role of Darren Lemming in the upcoming Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg's Tony-winning play Take Me Out…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ian Barford to Star in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for Second Stage's Broadway production of Tracy Letts' dark comedy Linda Vista. The previously announced New York premiere, directed by Dexter Bullard, will p…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Broadway Grosses: What the Constitution Means to Me Celebrates Milestone Week by

Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated play What the Constitution Means to Me is approaching hit status. The acclaimed Broadway-premiere work surpassed the $500,000 mark for the first time this pas…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me's Thursday Williams and Rosdely Ciprian on Dream Celebrity Guests & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Being a high school student is difficult enough with trying to balance homework, extracurricular activities and a social life, but for senior Thursday Williams and freshman Rosdely Ciprian, …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony-Nominated What the Constitution Means to Me Extends Through the Summer by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of receiving a pair of 2019 Tony Award nominations, Heidi Schreck's celebrated new play What the Constitution Means to Me has received a final extension through August 24 at the…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Go Inside Opening Night of Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me by Caitlin Moynihan

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre on March 31 after an acclaimed off-Broadway run. Directed by Oliver Butler in his Broadway debut, t…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

We the People! Take a First Look at Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me by

Heidi Schreck's timely new play What the Constitution Means to Me, in which she also stars, officially opens at the Helen Hayes Theatre on March 31. Check out photos from the show, and the…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Title Songs: 2003 - 2008 by JK

Today's Friday 5 returns to a reader favorite - title songs from Broadway musicals. This batch includes a huge pop hit, a cartoon, and operatic masterpiece, the first musical from a master a…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: ‘Dan Domenech: Bootleg Famous’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Following his New Year’s Eve blow-out in Palm Springs with the touring Rock of Ages Band, Dan Domenech (who was a lead in the Broadway production at the Helen Hayes Theatre) returned home…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Torch Song to End Broadway Run Early; National Tour to Star Michael Urie by Lindsey Sullivan

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will end its run at the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 6, 2019 instead of playing out its announced limited engagement through February 24, 2019. …

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

#TBT: Xanadu: The Book (Seriously!) by JK

Like many young kids in the early 80's, I played the soundtrack to the movie Xanadu to death, and I knew every lyric, pause and audible breath on the Olivia Newton-John side. And I play…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Watch Michael Urie, Havery Fierstein, and the Company of Broadway’s Torch Song Answer Playbill’s Questions on Opening Night by Ruthie Fierberg

The revival of the Tony-winning play opened November 1 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” at the Helen Hayes Theatre by Richard Seff

Michael Urie is lighting up the stage of the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway eight times a week with his virtuoso performance in Harvey Fierstein’s play. It’s an adaptation of his earlie…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: Cher Musical, Elton John, Ferryman by Mark Beech

New York has another musical biography in town. “The Cher Show” is starting previews. Three actresses portray the star in a sequined spectacular that follows jukebox tributes to the like…

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Torch Song review at Helen Hayes Theatre, New York – ‘a stirring revival’ by Mark Shenton

Thirty-six years since its Broadway debut, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song returns to its original home, now owned and operated by Second Stage

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

'Torch Song' on Broadway is Harvey Fierstein’s play from a time a gay son couldn't even trust his mom by Chris Jones

For some younger audience members inside the Helen Hayes Theatre, Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” must seem like a weird relic from another time — a 1982 experience, meaning a trip b…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: “Ferryman” Opens to Raves; Cher Musical on Way by Mark Beech

“The Ferryman” has just opened on Broadway to rave reviews. The Jez Butterworth play is the biggest highlight of New York’s performing-arts scene this week. It won unanimous five-star …

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Me Nobody Knows – Concert at 54 Below by Sandi Durell

    By Ron Fassler   In 1970, about a week before Christmas (and at the height of my teenage theatre-going years), I had the pleasure as a thirteen-year-old of attending a pre…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: Daniel Radcliffe, Justin Timberlake, Fringe Festival by Mark Beech

Daniel Radcliffe stars in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” which has just opened. It is one of the highlights of performing arts in New York this week. Justin Timberlake is at Madison Square Ga…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Top New York Stage This Week: Elton John to “American Son” by Mark Beech

As debate continues on the slogan “Make America Great Again” – with plenty of people on both sides of the debate saying the U.S. is already great and could be greater – a raft of new…

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

“Straight White Men” at the Helen Hayes Theatre by Richard Seff

I was confused when I entered the small Helen Hayes Theater for I thought I’d entered the wrong building. I was ushered into the small foyer, and from the auditorium I could hear ear split…

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Straight White Men *** Mary Page Marlowe **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward July 28, 2018:  Second Stage’s two current productions are mirror images of each other. On Broadway at the company’s newly renovated Helen Hayes Theatre, Straight W…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A play about straight white men on Broadway makes history by John Carucci | ap

The play that just opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway may have a cast dominated by white men but history has been made behind the scenes.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

At the Stage Door: Pippin by JK

A few weeks ago, I shared my stage door story of meeting Scott Bakula outside the Helen Hayes Theatre after Romance/Romance. Today, I thought I'd share a pair of experiences Mike and I share…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Excited About hhe Broadway Summer Season by JK

There's a mini-season happening this summer on the Great White Way! 5 shows will have opened between the end of last season and Labor Day.  There's a little bit of something for everyon…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

At the Stage Door: Meeting Scott Bakula by JK

Much has been written recently about the stage dooring experience these days on Broadway, and I suppose I'll get around to adding my two cents' worth eventually.  But for now, I'll shar…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“Lobby Hero” at the Helen Hayes Theatre by Richard Seff

I’ve often found it difficult to feel much empathy for characters who have little or no redeeming features. The exception that might well prove that rule is the current revival of Kenn…

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