Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Comedy trumps romanticism in this ‘Rose Tattoo’

Despite a committed performance by Marisa Tomei, the play can’t maintain the needed level of emotion, writes Charles Isherwood.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ revival planned for an international production

Disney Theatrical’s revival of “Beauty and the Beast” will be an international production, according to a source familiar with the matter.  This production will be...

Inside the decision to screen Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’ on Broadway

Netflix is taking one of its films to Broadway, as it vies for Oscar consideration amid tensions with major movie theater operators.  The streaming service...

‘Slave Play’ welcomes and challenges its Broadway audience

During the invited dress rehearsal for “Slave Play,” a giant mirror — now expanded to two stories for the Broadway stage — reflected an...

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical to open on Broadway this season

“Mrs. Doubtfire” is coming to Broadway this season. The musical, based on the Twentieth Century Fox film, will play the Stephen Sondheim Theatre beginning March...

Maria Dizzia to helm two stops of ‘What the Constitution Means...

Maria Dizzia, a Tony Award nominee for "The Next Room, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)," will star in the first two...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ breaks box office record for 9th time

“To Kill a Mockingbird” has once more broken its box office record, reaching a gross of $2.24 million for the week ended Oct. 13.  This...

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Opinion: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ sticks to its Off-Broadway roots

For a typical producer, the phrase “somewhere that’s green” — to quote one of the best-known ballads from “Little Shop of Horrors” — refers...

Opinion: The best of the West End on Broadway this season

Never mind a land-based wall that Donald Trump may or may not erect with Mexico, or American trade tariffs being imposed on China; forget,...

Opinion: The indomitable legacy of Hal Prince

The Prince is dead, long live the King. Is that too glib? Perhaps, yet it is no overstatement. Hal Prince is gone, and with...

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Broadway theaters to dim lights for Diahann Carroll

Several Broadway theaters will dim their lights Wednesday in memory of actor Diahann Carroll. Carroll, a Tony Award winner and star of television shows "Julia"...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ revival planned for an international production

Disney Theatrical’s revival of “Beauty and the Beast” will be an international production, according to a source familiar with the matter.  This production will be...

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ announces second year of tour

"The Play That Goes Wrong" is continuing its national tour into the 2019-2020 season. The tour will play more than 35 new cities, starting in...

‘Tina’ announces digital lottery ahead of first preview

"Tina — The Tina Turner Musical" has launched a digital lottery for $45 tickets. The lottery, which is available through the Broadway Direct platform, will...

Actors’ Equity gives ‘Head Over Heels’ diversity award

Actors' Equity presented "Head Over Heels" with the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2018-2019 season. Now in its 12th year, the...

‘Moulin Rouge!’ announces San Francisco stop on national tour

"Moulin Rouge!" has added a new stop onto its North American tour. The musical will play the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco in the summer...

Helen Shaw named theater critic at New York magazine and Vulture

Helen Shaw will join New York magazine and its entertainment site Vulture as theater critic. Shaw, who was most recently a critic for Time Out...

Al Roker returns to ‘Waitress’ on Broadway

"Today" show weather anchor Al Roker will rejoin the cast of "Waitress" for the month of November. Roker will resume his role as Joe, which...

Michael Jackson musical announces Broadway run

The Michael Jackson musical, entitled "MJ The Musical," announced Thursday that it will come to Broadway this summer. The musical will play the Neil Simon...

‘Slave Play’ announces two-week extension

“Slave Play” will extend an additional two weeks on Broadway, the producers announced Thursday.  The Jeremy O. Harris play, which opened at the Golden Theatre...

‘Come From Away’ will launch a production in China

“Come From Away” will open a new production in China in 2020, the musical’s first production in a non-English speaking country.  The production, which will...

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ releases new trailer

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” released a new trailer Wednesday, as part of a new advertising campaign for the Broadway show and an...

Courtney Reed to step back into ‘Aladdin’ for short run

Courtney Reed, who originated the role of Princess Jasmine on Broadway, will step back in to play the role from Oct. 16 through Oct....

Joe Mantello to receive ‘Mr. Abbott’ award from SDCF

Director Joe Mantello will receive the “Mr. Abbott” Award for lifetime achievement from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation.  The award, given to a Broadway...

Inside the decision to screen Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’ on Broadway

Netflix is taking one of its films to Broadway, as it vies for Oscar consideration amid tensions with major movie theater operators.  The streaming service...

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Kenita R. Miller Joins Come From Away on Broadway

Welcome to the Rock, Kenita R. Miller! The strong-voiced Broadway vet joined the main-stem cast of Come From Away on October 15. She takes...

London’s The Play That Goes Wrong to Welcome New Cast

The Olivier Award-winning production in the West End continues at the Duchess Theatre.

Breaking: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Will Open on Broadway in Spring 2020 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

This just in Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical based on the filmof the same name, will open on Broadway this coming spring at the...

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Musical Sets Date For Broadway, Announces Cast

Mrs. Doubtfire has a sure date with Broadway and, as rumored, she’ll be arriving with Beetlejuice‘s Rob McClure in the title role, producers announced...

Mrs. Doubtfire Musical, Starring Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese & More, Will Transfer to Broadway

In advance of a highly anticipated world premiere run at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, the new musical Mrs. Doubtfire has scheduled a 2020 Broadway...

Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Set Broadway Cast and Dates

Following its world premiere in Seattle, the new musical comedy will transfer to the Sondheim Theatre.

Courtney Reed Returns to Aladdin as Princess Jasmine October 16

The original Disney Broadway princess star will once again step into the role through October 27 at New Amsterdam Theatre.

Meghan Picerno Takes Over as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Meghan Picerno, a celebrated alum of the Phantom of the Opera world tour, reprises her turn as Christine Daaé in the musical's legendary Broadway...

The Lightning Thief Officially Opens on the Great White Way

On the heels of celebrated off-Broadway and touring engagements, The Lightning Thief, the rollicking stage adaptation of Rick Riordan's young adult fantasy novel, officially opens...

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Opens on Broadway October 16

The production, recently seen in a national tour, is playing a 16-week engagement at the Longacre Theatre.