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Waging gorilla warfare

Drew McOnie, the director of ‘King Kong,’ on how he used dance to tame the beast.

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Building the ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ empire

At the 2017 Tony Award nominee luncheon, “Dear Evan Hansen” producer Stacey Mindich received some sage advice from Stuart Thompson. “If you win the...

Actors’ Equity negotiates for profit-sharing in developmental lab agreement

Actors’ Equity has launched a social media campaign and petition calling for changes to the developmental lab agreement as the union begins negotiations with...

Investors in ‘Nerds’ musical file suit against producers

Investors of the failed “Nerds” musical are suing lead producers Carl Levin and Vicki Halmos claiming they mislead them into believing the musical had...

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‘Celebrity Autobiography’ cancels one of four performances

'Celebrity Autobiography' will no longer play its Dec. 3 performance because of "scheduling reasons," the show announced Tuesday. The comedy show, featuring celebrities reading from...

Norbert Leo Butz, Ethan Slater, Laura Osnes to star in TV...

Norbert Leo Butz and other Broadway stars have been tapped to portray iconic Broadway figures in the upcoming television series "Fosse/Verdon." In the eight-episode FX...

‘The Ferryman’ extends 20 additional weeks

"The Ferryman" announced an extension of its Broadway engagement through July 7, 2019. The Jez Butterworth play, directed by Sam Mendes, received positive reviews after...

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Opinion: To close or not to close?

Heading into the holidays, the Broadway season so far has been remarkable for the breadth of its appeal and the range of subjects. Along...

Opinion: Can off-Broadway intimacy survive a Broadway transfer?

“Will it move?” If you’re in the theater business, you know what that question is about. When a new show opens anywhere outside the Broadway...

Opinion: Is $20 million-plus the new normal for Broadway musicals?

Every Broadway season boasts a show or two that promises big-screen thrills delivered on record-busting budgets. Back in 1987, the Shubert Organization swallowed the...

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‘The Ferryman’ extends 20 additional weeks

"The Ferryman" announced an extension of its Broadway engagement through July 7, 2019. The Jez Butterworth play, directed by Sam Mendes, received positive reviews after...

‘Moulin Rouge!’ will open on Broadway this summer

“Moulin Rouge!” is coming to Broadway next season with the cast from its Boston tryout. The musical, produced by Carmen Pavlovic, chief executive of...

‘King Kong’ director Drew McOnie wages gorilla warfare

“We tamed the beast—you and I—we brought him to this city,” crows Carl Denham, the filmmaker and impresario in the new Broadway musical “King...

Broadway Producer Jerry Frankel dies

Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away Saturday morning. Frankel, the recipient of nine Tony Awards, produced more than 50 Broadway productions since he began his...

‘Head Over Heels,’ ‘King Kong’ to perform on CBS Thanksgiving broadcast

“Head Over Heels,” will join “Dear Evan Hansen” and “King Kong” to perform on CBS broadcast of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn...

Actors’ Equity negotiates for profit-sharing in developmental lab agreement

Actors’ Equity has launched a social media campaign and petition calling for changes to the developmental lab agreement as the union begins negotiations with...

Jimmy Award-winner to play lead role in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

2018 Jimmy Award-winner Andrew Barth Feldman will make his Broadway debut as Evan in "Dear Evan Hansen" this winter. Feldman, who is currently a high...

Lively McCabe makes deal with music publisher BMG

Production company Lively McCabe Entertainment has gained access to BMG’s music publishing catalog, the fourth largest music publisher in the world. . As part...

‘Celebrity Autobiography’ to play four nights at the Marquis Theatre

“Celebrity Autobiography,” a comedy show in which celebrities act out the memoirs of other celebrities, is coming to Broadway for four nights over the...

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ will bring existing cast to Broadway

"Ain't Too Proud" will bring its existing cast to Broadway. The Temptations musical, which has played several out-of-town performances, will star Derrick Baskin as Otis Williams, James Harkness as...

‘Mean Girls,’ ‘The Prom’ and more to perform on Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast

“Mean Girls,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Prom” and “Summer” will perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. The parade will be broadcast...

June Squibb to join ‘Waitress’ as the character of ‘Josie’

June Squibb, an Academy Award nominee for "Nebraska," is joining the Broadway cast of "Waitress" in the role of "Josie," which was formerly the...

Zak Orth, Peter Francis James join cast of ‘Hillary and Clinton’

"Hillary and Clinton" has completed casting, with Zak Orth as campaign manager "Mark Penn" and Peter Francis James as "Barack." Orth and James join Laurie Metcalf,...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ will offer $10 tickets to student groups

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will partner with the New York City Department of Education to make $10 tickets available to middle and high school...

Investors in ‘Nerds’ musical file suit against producers

Investors of the failed “Nerds” musical are suing lead producers Carl Levin and Vicki Halmos claiming they mislead them into believing the musical had...
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Broadway News Feed

CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Trims Performance Schedule to Three Dates

Celebrity Autobiography, the award-winning hit comedy show in which celebrities act out other celebrities' jaw-dropping memoirs verbatim, will come to Broadway's Marquis Theatre 210...

Broadway Green Alliance Will Hold Fall Textile Collection Drive

The November 28 collection drive is open to all shows, theatres, industry members, and fans.

Broadway Premiere of Celebrity Autobiography Cancels December 3 Performance

The upcoming Broadway engagement of Celebrity Autobiography has announced the cancellation of its December 3 performance at the Marquis Theatre. Performances will continue on...

Farah Alvin, Ken Arpino and More Complete Cast of RUBEN & CLAY Christmas Show

When RUBEN STUDDARD and CLAY AIKEN join forces for Ruben amp Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show aka 'Ruben...

Jerry Frankel, Prolific Broadway Producer, Is Dead at 88

Mr. Frankel, a former dress manufacturer, produced more than 50 plays and musicals with various partners and won nine Tony Awards.

Ben Platt & the Cast of Waitress Celebrate June Squibb’s First Bow as Old Josie

On November 19, Broadway alum and Academy Award nominee June Squibb took her first bow as "Old Josie" in the hit musical Waitress. The...

Max von Essen to Play Final Performance in Broadway’s Anastasia

The Tony Award nominee took over the role of Gleb in the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical in December 2017.

Max von Essen Will Play Final Performance in ANASTASIA on December 16

Max von Essen will play his final performance as Gleb in the hit Broadway musical ANASTASIA on December 16, 2018. Max joined the production...

John O’Hurley Brings His Razzle-Dazzle Factor Back to Broadway in Chicago

Stage-and-screen star John O'Hurley returns to Broadway on November 20, stepping back into the Tony-winning revival of Kander & Ebb's Chicago. O'Hurley takes over the...

Wicked Welcomes Nancy Opel & Jamie Jackson to Oz

Wonderful stars Nancy Opel and Jamie Jackson head to the Gershwin Theatre on November 20, taking on the roles of Madame Morrible and Doctor Dillamond,...