Thursday, November 14, 2019

What people of color experience at the theater

‘For every Tony Award given to a person of color, dozens of us are denied entry to these temples of love and acceptance,’ writes Jose Solís.

Original Reports

‘Evita’ through the eyes of director Sammi Cannold

At the front of a warm rehearsal room, director Sammi Cannold stands with a pen pressed to her lips, studiously surveying her actors and...

Producer Paul Blake on what made ‘Beautiful’ work

Paul Blake has a reputation for being able to broker difficult agreements.  The former executive producer of the Muny in St. Louis had made his...

Matt Upshaw named as new CEO of Serino Coyne

Matt Upshaw, currently a managing director at Serino Coyne, has been appointed chief executive of the ad agency.  He takes over the post from Angelo...

News

‘Take Me Out’ announces complete Broadway casting

"Take Me Out" has announced the complete cast for the Broadway run this spring. Joining the previously announced Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams are...

‘Tina,’ ‘Beetlejuice,’ and more to perform in Thanksgiving Day Parade

This season's "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," as well as last season's "Hadestown," "Beetlejuice" and "Ain't Too Proud" will perform on the NBC broadcast...

The Drama Book Shop finds a new home, sets opening

The Drama Book Shop will reopen at a new space on 39th Street in March.  The book store, which has existed as a resource for...

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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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The Drama Book Shop finds a new home, sets opening

The Drama Book Shop will reopen at a new space on 39th Street in March.  The book store, which has existed as a resource for...

Ben McKenzie joins Broadway cast of ‘Grand Horizons’

Ben McKenzie, a star of the television series “The O.C.,” will complete the cast of “Grand Horizons” on Broadway.  McKenzie joins the previously announced cast...

‘A Soldier’s Play’ announces complete casting

“A Soldier’s Play” has announced complete casting for its Broadway run this season.  In addition to the previously announced leads, David Alan Grier and Blair...

‘Tootsie’ will end its Broadway run in January

"Tootsie” will play its final Broadway performance on Jan. 5, 2020.  At that point, the musical will have played 293 regular and 25 preview performances...

Marc Shaiman to write original music for ‘Plaza Suite’

Marc Shaiman, the composer and co-lyricist behind "Hairspray" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in addition to numerous film credits, will write original music...

‘Hadestown’ recoups $11.5 million capitalization

“Hadestown” has recouped its $11.5 million capitalization, the production announced Monday.  The musical, which won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical, recouped its initial...

‘KPOP’ launches nationwide casting search ahead of planned Broadway run

The “KPOP” musical is planning a Broadway production.  In advance of the planned production, the musical, which centers on fictional stars of the popular music...

Tracy Letts to star alongside Jessie Mueller, Armie Hammer in ‘The Minutes’

Tracy Letts will star in his play “The Minutes” on Broadway this season.  Letts, who penned the new play, will star alongside Jessie Mueller, Armie...

Austin Scott joins cast of ‘Girl from the North Country’ on Broadway

Austin Scott, currently playing the title role in "Hamilton" on Broadway, will join the cast of "Girl from the North Country" this winter. Scott will...

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ extends through Jan. 12

"Freestyle Love Supreme" has extended its run by one week until Jan. 12. The improv comedy show was originally scheduled to end its run on...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ announces digital lottery, rush policy

“Jagged Little Pill” will launch a digital lottery and a general rush policy for its Broadway run.  Beginning Tuesday, the musical will offer $40 digital...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ original cast recording to be released on Dec. 6

The original cast recording of "Jagged Little Pill" will be released by Atlantic Records on Dec. 6. In addition to the album release, which includes...

Music Theatre International acquires worldwide licensing rights to ‘Beetlejuice’

Music Theatre International has obtained the worldwide licensing rights to “Beetlejuice,” the licensor announced Monday. Drew Cohen, president and chief executive of MTI, said the...

‘The Minutes’ announces first preview date on Broadway

The revival of Tracy Letts' "The Minutes" has set a first preview date for its Broadway run this winter. According to an email sent to...

Patrick J. Adams will join the Broadway cast of ‘Take Me Out’

Patrick J. Adams, star of the television show “Suits,” will join the cast of “Take Me Out,” alongside Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams.  The...

Broadway News Feed

Brandon J. Dirden, Joél Pérez, and More Join Broadway Revival of Take Me Out

The upcoming production from Second Stage finds its full cast.

Michael Oberholtzer, Joél Pérez & More Complete the Cast of Broadway’s Take Me Out Revival

Full casting has been announced for the eagerly anticipated Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg's Tony-winning play Take Me Out. The previously announced production will...

Celebrated Wintertime Spectacle Slava’s Snowshow Officially Reopens on Broadway

The eagerly anticipated return engagement of the theatrical event Slava's Snowshow opens at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 13. The dazzling production, created and staged by acclaimed Russian...

CHICAGO Celebrates 23rd Broadway Anniversary Tomorrow

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago celebrates its 23rd Broadway anniversary tomorrow, Thursday, November 14th. The production is now playing at Broadway's Ambassador...

TINA Releases New Block Of Tickets Through September 20, 2020

A new block of tickets for Broadway's TINA a THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is now on sale for performances through Sunday, September 20, 2020....

‘Gotham’ Star Ben McKenzie to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Grand Horizons’

“Gotham” star Ben McKenzie will make his Broadway debut in Bess Wohl’s “Grand Horizons.” He joins a cast that includes Oscar nominees Jane Alexander...

Ben McKenzie Completes the Cast of Broadway’s GRAND HORIZONS

Second Stage Theater Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director Casey Reitz, Executive Director has announced Ben McKenzie Ben will complete the cast of Bess...

Ben McKenzie to Make Broadway Debut in Grand Horizons

Ben McKenzie is headed to the Great White Way. The acclaimed screen star will take on the role of Ben in Bess Wohl's Broadway-debut...

Gotham Star Ben McKenzie Will Make Broadway Debut in Grand Horizons

Leigh Silverman directs the Second Stage Theater production.