Friday, August 7, 2020

SpotCo sues producer Scott Rudin for $6.3 million in invoices by Caitlin Huston

Advertising agency SpotCo is suing producer Scott Rudin for what it says is more than $6 million in owed payments.  At issue is unpaid work the agency says it has done on Rudin’s Broadway…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Best of the Best Performances by JK

Last week, we presented our list of the 30 Greatest Broadway Performances of the past decade, and you were probably scratching your head wondering, "how could they have missed...?" That's be…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals by JK

Yesterday, we began our series about the "Best" of the last decade, from the 2010-2011 season, through the just ended 2019-2020 season. Today, Mike and I name what we considered to be the 10…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Hadestown & Mockingbird Casting Directors Among 2020 Artios Award Winners by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of Broadway casting directors were hat-tipped for their work at the Casting Society of America's 35th Annual Artios Awards on January 30. Ceremonies were held in New York, …

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Odds & Ends: Danielle Brooks Among Actors' Equity Foundation Award Winners & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Danielle Brooks Among Actors' Equity Foundation Award Winners Actors' Equity Foundation has named three stage stars as recipi…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Screen of Consciousness – An Amusement Column by Sandi Durell

    by Harry Haun    ON AGAIN LONERGAN: Playwright Kenneth Lonergan started small, Off-Broadway, but, ever since he copped the British and American Oscars for his Manchester by the Sea s…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

300 Shows: Greatest Performances By an Actress and Best Replacements by JK

As I said last week when discussing the greatest performances by an actor (HERE), when you are fortunate enough to have seen 300 different Broadway productions, you are even more fortunate t…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Three on the Aisle: Not Good, but Kind of Great by American Theatre Editors

This week the critics talk 'guilty pleasures,' answer listeners' questions, and talk about 'Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, 'A Strange Loop,' and 'The Waverly Gallery.'

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Three on the Aisle: David Cromer Can’t Quit Chicago by American Theatre Editors

The Tony-winning director visits the critics and breaks down his artistic process on 'The Waverly Gallery' and 'The Band's Visit,' and explains his love affair with the Windy City.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Despite Lively Ceremony from Host James Corden, Tonys Telecast Sees Ratings Decrease by Andy Lefkowitz

The celebrated new musical Hadestown led the winners of the 73rd annual Tony Awards on June 9 in a charming ceremony led by Tony winner James Corden. CBS' telecast of the Tonys, however, s…

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How'd We Do? 2019 Tony Predictions by Wendy Caster

Well, two of us did okay: Liz and Sandra each had 17 correct predictions. I had decided to be iconoclastic, which was a bad idea: 11 correct predictions. THE WINNERS Liz Sandra …

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Elaine May, Iconic Star of The Waverly Gallery, Wins First Tony Award by Caitlin Moynihan

Elaine May, the 87-year-old stage-and-screen legend, just received her first Tony Award for her moving performance as Gladys in the Broadway premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Galler…

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The Boys in the Band Wins 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play by Eric King

The Broadway-premiere mounting of Mart Crowley's iconic work The Boys in the Band has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. The Joe Mantello-helmed staging was honored at th…

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Hadestown, The Ferryman & More Triumph at 2019 Tony Awards by

Winners of the 2019 Tony Awards were announced at Radio City Music Hall on June 9. Top prizes went to Hadestown with eight wins including Best Musical and The Ferryman with four including Be…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: See the full list of winners by Jessica Derschowitz

Give a round of applause for this year’s Tony winners! On Sunday night, the American Theater Wing bestowed the 73rd annual Tony Awards on the best of the 2018-2019 Broadway season, which b…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

What Inspired Kenneth Lonergan To Write 'The Waverly Gallery'? by Jeryl Brunner

The Oscar winning playwright, screenwriter and directorreveals why his play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is so deeply personal.

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Theater Review: “The Waverly Gallery” — A Powerful Look into a Descent into Dementia by Roberta Silman

A splendid production of an impressive early effort from the talented writer Kenneth Lonergan. The post Theater Review: “The Waverly Gallery” — A Powerful Look into a Descent into Dem…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Here are our predictions for who will win at the Tony Awards by Jessica Derschowitz

This year’s Tony nominees tell a tale of two (New York) cities: the huge, commercial productions commonly mounted these days on Broadway marquees (like Tootsie and Beetlejuice), and the in…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

2019 Drama Desk Award Winners

Congratulations to all! See below for the complete list of winners: Outstanding Play The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth Outstanding Musical The Prom Outstanding Revival of a Play The Waverly G…

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On with the show: Campaigning for a Tony once the curtain has dropped by Stuart Miller

Campaigning for a Tony Award already involves a nonstop schedule of events, photo opportunities and jostling to best position each show on television broadcasts, in articles and at galas. Th…

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Drama Desk Award Winners Announced by Laurenyarger

2019 DRAMA DESK WINNERS: Outstanding Play Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Soho Rep ***The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth*** Lewiston/Clarkston, by Samuel D. Hunter, Rattlestick Playwr…

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The Prom, The Ferryman & More Win 2019 Drama Desk Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Winners have been announced for the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards, honoring the best in Broadway, off- and off-off-Broadway theater in the 2018-2019 season. The awards ceremony was held on J…

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‘The Prom’ wins outstanding musical prize at 2019 Drama Desk Awards by Caitlin Huston

“The Prom” took home the prize of outstanding musical at the 2019 Drama Desk Awards Sunday night. In the show categories, “The Ferryman” won the outstanding play award and “Fiddle…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Drama Desk Awards Winners List: ‘The Ferryman’, ‘The Prom’ Among Top Honorees by Dino-Ray Ramos

The winners for the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced Sunday night with Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman winning for Outstanding Play and The Prom taking home the trophy for Outs…

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2019 Drama Desk Award Winners: The Ferryman, The Prom, Santino Fontana, Elaine May. Stephanie J. Block by New York Theater

The Ferryman and The Prom were winners for best play and best musical of the 64th annual Drama Desk Awards, which honors achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

BWW Flashback: Looking Back on the 60-Year Career of 2019 Tony Nominee Elaine May! by Paul Smith

After a 50 year hiatus from performing on the Broadway stage, Elaine May made her return to much acclaim in the Tony nominated revival of The Waverly Gallery. The show opened in fall of 2018…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Tony Award Nominee Elaine May by Ruthie Fierberg

How much do you really know about the star of this season’s The Waverly Gallery?

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Tony Predictions: 2019 by Wendy Caster

Best MusicalAin’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations Beetlejuice Hadestown The PromTootsie Liz Wollman: Hadestown. Seriously, can we please celebrate a creative team …

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Get Inside the Starry 2019 Drama League Awards with These Exclusive Portraits by

The best of New York theater gathered at the 85th annual Drama League Awards ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 17, and was on the scene to capture stunning po…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Drama League Awards by Barry Gordin

Brian Cranston Awarded Distinguished Performance of the year and Hadestown named Outstanding Musical. May 18, 2019:  The Drama League announced the winners of the 85th Annual Drama Leagu…

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