Monday, January 20, 2020

Laura Linney shimmers in ‘My Name is Lucy Barton’

In this delicate role, Linney delivers the ‘finest performance of the Broadway season to date,’ writes Charles Isherwood.

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International theater attendees reach record high in Broadway League survey

Broadway saw the highest number of international attendees on record during the 2018-2019 season, according to the Broadway League’s annual survey.  Last season, 14.8 million...

New York Musical Festival ceases operation after 15 years

The New York Musical Festival is ceasing operation after funding issues and the resignation of its senior leadership team. The festival, which features staged productions,...

The risks and rewards of two-part plays on Broadway

Two-part plays have held sway over producers for decades, promising accolades and speaking to a higher calling of bringing the production to the masses.  And...

News

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ announces House Pride Nights

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will host a series of House Pride Night events at specified performances in February and March, the production...

‘The Minutes’ announces full creative team for Broadway

“The Minutes” has announced its full creative team for its Broadway run beginning next month.  In addition to director Anna D. Shapiro and playwright Tracy...

‘Plaza Suite’ announces complete Broadway cast

"Plaza Suite" has announced the complete cast for its Broadway run this spring as well as its preceding Boston run. In addition to the previously...

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Opinion: What people of color experience at the theater

“I’m running 10 minutes late, can you leave my ticket at the box office?” Who hasn’t received the exact same text message while waiting...

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,...

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Erika Henningsen and more join Broadway cast of ‘Flying Over Sunset’

Erika Henningsen, who currently stars as Cady Heron in "Mean Girls," is joining the cast of "Flying Over Sunset." In addition to Henningsen, the newly...

‘Slave Play’ becomes part of NYPL’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive

Wednesday night’s performance of “Slave Play” will be filmed by the New York Public Library’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. Every year, the Theatre...

Ciara Renée to star as Elsa in ‘Frozen’ opposite McKenzie Kurtz

Ciara Renée will take over the role of Elsa in “Frozen,” starring opposite McKenzie Kurtz, who will make her Broadway debut in the role...

International theater attendees reach record high in Broadway League survey

Broadway saw the highest number of international attendees on record during the 2018-2019 season, according to the Broadway League’s annual survey.  Last season, 14.8 million...

Lauren Reid voted chair elect of Broadway League

Lauren Reid, chief operating officer of the John Gore Organization, has been elected as incoming chair of the Broadway League.  Reid will take over the...

Situation to open London office in May 2020

Situation will open a London office in May 2020, the digital ad agency announced Monday.  The expansion marks the company’s first venture into the United...

‘Broadway Vacation’ musical sets world premiere in Seattle

"Broadway Vacation" will have its world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this fall. The musical, produced by 5th Avenue Theatre in association with Ken...

‘Last Summer at Bluefish Cove’ aimed at Broadway in 2020

A production of "Last Summer at Bluefish Cove," backed by Ellen DeGenres, Portia De Rossi, Lily Tomlin and more, is aiming for Broadway in...

‘Diana’ announces complete Broadway cast

"Diana" has announced complete casting for its Broadway run this spring. The complete cast for the musical includes Tessa Alves, Zach Adkins, Ashley Andrews, Austen...

Ben Cook exits ‘West Side Story’ after injury

Dharon E. Jones will replace Ben Cook in the role of Riff in "West Side Story" after Cook sustained an injury during the show. Cook...

‘The Nanny’ is being developed into a Broadway-aimed musical

The '90s sitcom "The Nanny" is being developed into a musical, with music and lyrics by "Crazy Ex Girlfriend's" Rachel Bloom. The musical will feature...

‘Young Frankenstein’ will be the next live musical on ABC

ABC has chosen Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” as its next live musical.  The live musical is set to air on the network in the fall...

Five Broadway productions nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD has nominated five Broadway productions as part of its 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.  This year’s Broadway nominees, chosen from productions that opened during...

‘Sing Street’ will transfer to Broadway this spring

“Sing Street” will transfer to Broadway this spring following its run at New York Theatre Workshop.  Based on the 2016 film by John Carney, filmmaker...

Additional cast announced for Michael Jackson musical

"MJ," the Michael Jackson musical, has announced complete casting for its Broadway run. In addition to the previously announced Ephraim Sykes, playing Jackson, the cast...

Broadway News Feed

Pearl Sun to Fill In for Emily Walton in Come From Away on Broadway

Pearl Sun, a current standby in the Broadway hit Come From Away, will take over the role of Janice in the musical for a...

Jack Garfein, Director and Acting Coach, Dies at 89

Jack Garfein, the longtime teacher, director, writer, producer and pivotal member of the Actors Studio died on Dec. 30 due to complications from leukemia,...

Neil Innes, MONTY PYTHON Comedian and Writer, Has Died at Age 75

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that British comedian and musician Neil Innes has died, according to Deadline. He was 75 years old.

Broadway Will Dim Its Lights for Tony-Winning Composer-Lyricist Jerry Herman

The writer of Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and more died December 26.

Broadway Will Dim its Lights For Jerry Herman on January 7

Yesterday, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the loss of composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, who passed away on December 26, 2019 at age 88....

Legendary Broadway Composer Jerry Herman, Who Wrote Hello, Dolly! & La Cage aux Folles, Dies at 88

Tony winner Jerry Herman, the celebrated compose/lyricist who made his mark on Broadway with award-winning scores to an array of musical comedies, died on December...

Jerry Herman, Composer of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and Other Hits, Dies at 88

His rich melodies with powerful lyrics, also heard in “Mame” and “La Cage aux Folles,” dazzled critics and kept audiences returning for more.

Jerry Herman, Composer of Tuneful Broadway Hits, Dies at 88

Mr. Herman was responsible for such hummable scores as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles.

BREAKING: Legendary Composer and Lyricist Jerry Herman Has Passed Away at 88

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that legendary Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has passed away. He died in Miami on December...