Monday, October 14, 2019

In ‘Linda Vista,’ one man’s spiral creates a tornado

Tracy Letts paints the portrait of a man who may find redemption, but at a cost, 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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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"...

‘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...

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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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‘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...

‘A Christmas Carol’ sets cast for Broadway engagement

Andrea Martin and LaChanze will join the cast of "A Christmas Carol" on Broadway , the production announced Monday. Martin will play the Ghost of...

‘The Irishman’ film to be screened on Broadway

Martin Scorsese's film "The Irishman" will be screened at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway for one month. The film, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino...

Michael Jackson musical changes its title

The Michael Jackson musical has changed its title ahead of an expected Broadway run. Formerly known as "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough," the bio-musical...

Broadway News Feed

BEETLEJUICE Cast Recording is Now Available on CD

The Beetlejuice a Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere today including on CD and all streaming partners. Beetlejuice a the new hit Broadway...

Head Over Heels Receives Equity’s Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award

The annual honor recognizes productions that promote diversity and inclusion through equal opportunity employment and casting.

The Play That Goes Wrong Extends Tour and Finds New Cast

Broadway alums Jason Bowen, Todd Buonopane, Jacqueline Jarrold, and Michael Thatcher join the meta-play about putting on a show.

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Releases its Original Cast Recording on CD Today

Tina a The Tina Turner Musical Original Cast Recording is available worldwide on CD, both online and in stores, starting today, Friday, October 11....

TINA Announces Digital Lottery Ahead of Tomorrow’s First Preview

TINA a THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL begins previews tomorrow, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre 205 West 46th Street. The new musical...

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical Announces Digital Lottery

The bio-musical begins performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre October 12.

Actors’ Equity Presents HEAD OVER HEELS With The Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award

Actors' Equity Association has presented the company members of Head over Heels with the 12thExtraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2018-2019...

MOULIN ROUGE! Tour Will Stop in San Francisco in 2021

The producers of Moulin Rouge The Musical announced today that the first North American tour will play in San Francisco at the Orpheum Theatre...

Broadway Veteran Dancer Bruce Anthony Davis, Sr. Has Passed At Age 60

Broadway veteran Bruce Anthony Davis, Sr. passed away on October 3, 2019.He was very well known for his successful career as a Broadway star,...

Bailey McCall to Lead WAITRESS on Tour; Full New Cast

The diner is aoeOpening Upa with a full cast for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the Hilarious Hit Broadway Musical from Grammy...