Thursday, February 27, 2020

‘West Side Story’ feels more cinematic than theatrical

Ivo van Hove’s production “reaches the head more than the heart,” writes Charles Isherwood.

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The role of a press agent, according to veteran Irene Gandy

“My job is public relations, prostitution and politics.” So quipped theatrical press agent Irene Gandy when asked how she views the career she has built...

A new ‘Frozen’ comes to Broadway

On Tuesday night, a new version of “Frozen” will be playing Broadway.  In a step rare for the industry, Disney Theatrical Productions has opted to...

Facing protests, ‘West Side Story’ stands by Amar Ramasar

“West Side Story” doubled down on its employment of cast member Amar Ramasar as the musical continues to face protests outside the theater and...

News

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ plays Madison Square Garden

“To Kill a Mockingbird” made history Wednesday afternoon when the play was performed in Madison Square Garden in front of approximately 18,000 New York...

Presley Ryan to take over the role of Lydia in ‘Beetlejuice’...

Presley Ryan will take over the lead role of Lydia in "Beetlejuice" for the next month, the production announced Wednesday. Ryan had been an understudy...

Greg Kinnear to take over the role of Atticus Finch in...

Greg Kinnear will take over the role of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Broadway this spring, the production confirmed Tuesday. This is...

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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 Minutes’ announces digital lottery and rush tickets on Broadway

“The Minutes” will offer rush tickets and a digital lottery for its Broadway run, the production announced Monday. Lottery tickets will be available between midnight...

Broadway theaters to dim lights in memory of Zoe Caldwell

All Broadway theaters will dim their lights Friday to commemorate the life of the late actor Zoe Caldwell.  Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner, passed...

The role of a press agent, according to veteran Irene Gandy

“My job is public relations, prostitution and politics.” So quipped theatrical press agent Irene Gandy when asked how she views the career she has built...

Sophia Anne Caruso departs Broadway cast of ‘Beetlejuice’

Sophia Anne Caruso, who originated the role of Lydia in "Beetlejuice," is no longer in the Broadway musical. The lead played her final performance at...

‘The Inheritance’ will end its Broadway run in March

“The Inheritance” is ending its Broadway run on March 15, producers Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman Productions and Hunter Arnold announced Thursday evening.  As of its...

Broadway theaters to dim lights for producer Margo Lion

Several Broadway theaters will dim their lights on Feb. 29 to commemorate the life and work of late producer Margo Lion. Lion, the producer behind...

Actors’ Equity releases statement on ‘West Side Story’

Actors’ Equity released a statement Thursday in response to a report of “West Side Story” company members who may be concerned about safety due...

Nik Walker, Matt Manuel join Broadway cast of ‘Ain’t Too Proud’

Nik Walker will take over the role of Otis Williams and Matt Manuel will take over the role of David Ruffin in “Ain’t Too...

Four-time Tony Award winner Zoe Caldwell dies at age 86

Four-time Tony Award-winning actress Zoe Caldwell passed away Feb. 16, at the age of 86. She died due to complications from Parkison’s disease, her son,...

A new ‘Frozen’ comes to Broadway

On Tuesday night, a new version of “Frozen” will be playing Broadway.  In a step rare for the industry, Disney Theatrical Productions has opted to...

‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ will return to Broadway next season

"David Byrne’s American Utopia" will return to Broadway in September 2020, the show's producers announced Sunday. The show, which ends its engagement at the Hudson...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ matinee cancelled after pepper spray deployed

The matinee performance of “Jagged Little Pill” was cancelled Saturday after an audience member’s pepper spray went off during the show, according to a...

Johanna Day and more join Broadway cast of ‘How I Learned to Drive’

Manhattan Theatre Club’s “How I Learned to Drive” announced Friday that Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers will join the production, completing...

Gus Halper joins Broadway cast of ‘Sing Street’

Gus Halper will move to Broadway with the cast of “Sing Street.” Halper originated the role of Brendan, the brother of main character, Conor, in...

Protesters respond to ‘West Side Story’ statement

In response to a statement from “West Side Story” supporting cast member Amar Ramasar, protesters vowed to return louder and in greater numbers than...

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...