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Skimming the surface of semi-fiction in ‘Hillary and Clinton’

The Lucas Hnath play offers few new insights into the psyches of the Clintons, writes Charles Isherwood.

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The road to ‘Hadestown’

In the back of a London taxicab in the fall of 2018, composer Anaïs Mitchell pulled out her cellphone to show director Rachel Chavkin...

Where politics meets art in ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Eva Price likes her art to be political. It’s not that it has to address politics directly, but rather it has to resonate with...

How Disney chooses its next Broadway musical

Deciding which Disney property to bring to Broadway is a two-part process: there’s a brief, discerning look at the company’s empire, and then gut...

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to bring ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ to...

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will reprise their roles in "Sea Wall/A Life," as the plays transfer to Broadway's Hudson Theatre this summer. The two...

Ryan Murphy will adapt ‘The Boys in the Band’ for Netflix

Ryan Murphy will bring a film adaptation of "The Boys in the Band" to Netflix, the television producer announced Wednesday. The film will be an...

Drama League announces 2019 nominees

The Drama League announced its 2019 nominees Wednesday, which include off-Broadway and Broadway productions. In addition to category-specific awards, the Drama League, made up of...

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Opinion: The Game Changers knocking down the walls of Broadway

At its penultimate meeting of the Broadway season, the Tony Administration Committee handed down a couple of eminently reasonable rulings, along with two mild...

Opinion: Expectations vs. reality at ‘The Prom’

The only thing missing from the money reviews was the money. Critics greeted “The Prom” with cheers when it opened in November at the Longacre...

Opinion: In the battle for profit-sharing, it’s a question of risk

Should actors be paid for their contribution to shows that go on to be hits? I’ve been going to the theater regularly since I turned...

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Sean Cercone acquires Broadway Licensing

Sean Cercone, president of Playscripts Inc., has purchased Broadway Licensing, an imprint of the Playscripts company. With the backing of The Antelope Group, a private...

Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager, dies at age 70

Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager and founder of Foresight Theatrical, passed away on April 14 at the age of 70. Wasser died due...

‘Fairview’ wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with ‘Constitution,’ ‘Dance Nation’ as finalists

"Fairview" by Jackie Sibblies Drury won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with "What the Constitution Means to Me" by Heidi Schreck and "Dance...

The road to ‘Hadestown’

In the back of a London taxicab in the fall of 2018, composer Anaïs Mitchell pulled out her cellphone to show director Rachel Chavkin...

Laurie Metcalf, Eddie Izzard to star in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ on Broadway

Laurie Metcalf will return to Broadway next season to star in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" alongside Eddie Izzard. The revival will be directed by...

Tony Awards committee sets new rules for revivals

The Tony Awards Administration committee set new rules Thursday that could offer authors and composers of revivals a first or second chance at a...

Tina Turner Musical to play the Lunt-Fontanne on Broadway

The Tina Turner musical, entitled "Tina — The Tina Turner Musical," will open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in the fall, the producers announced Thursday. The...

Ryan Murphy to create film adaptation of ‘The Prom’

Television producer Ryan Murphy is creating a film adaptation of "The Prom" for Netflix. Murphy, the creator and producer of shows such as "Glee" and...

Criss Angel joins ‘In Residence on Broadway’ series

Illusionist Criss Angel is the latest artist to join the "In Residence on Broadway" series at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. He will play the Lunt-Fontanne for...

Michael Urie returns as host of the Drama Desk Awards

Michael Urie will host the Drama Desk Awards for the fourth consecutive year. The Drama Desk Awards, which recognize Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway shows and...

Where politics meets art in ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Eva Price likes her art to be political. It’s not that it has to address politics directly, but rather it has to resonate with...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ reports advance of more than $22 million

"To Kill a Mockingbird" currently has an advance of more than $22 million, producer Scott Rudin announced Monday. The Aaron Sorkin play has been playing...

‘Latin History for Morons’ to launch a North American tour

John Leguizamo's one-man play "Latin History for Morons" will launch a North American tour this June. The first stop on the tour will be the...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to launch national tour in August 2020

Aaron Sorkin's "To Kill a Mockingbird" will embark on a national tour starting in August 2020. The first stop on the tour, which will be...

Second Stage announces 2019-2020 Broadway season

Second Stage has announced three Broadway productions at the Hayes Theater for the 2019-2020 season. The theater will start off its season with the Broadway...
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ALADDIN on Tour Celebrates Two Years and Two Millionth Guest

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin welcomed its two millionth guest, Marcela Bloise, last night on April 18 at The San Jose Center...

Stars of THE CHER SHOW, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and More to Appear at BC/EFA’s EASTER BONNET COMPETITION

Many of Broadway's brightest stars, most sensational ensembles and illustrious legends will make special appearances at the 33rd annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday,...

Roundabout’s KISS ME, KATE Revival Will Get a Cast Recording

Ghostlight Records has announced it will record a new cast album of Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, based on the current hit...

Kelli O’Hara, Bryan Cranston, Beth Leavel, Glenda Jackson, More Will Be Part of 2019 Easter Bonnet Competition

The annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will take place April 22 and 23 at the Minskoff Theatre.

Kiss Me, Kate Revival to Receive Original Cast Album

Wunderbar! Ghostlight Records has announced that the sumptuous Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate will be preserved as an original cast recording. The album...

Broadway’s Kiss Me, Kate to Record Cast Album

The Roundabout revival, extended through June, will record an album with Ghostlight next week.

Hillary and Clinton Will Hold Special Midnight Performance to Benefit the Actors Fund

Tony nominee Lucas Hnath's new play Hillary and Clinton will offer up a midnight performance this spring as a benefit for The Actors Fund....

Check Out These Spooky New Production Photos From Broadway’s Beetlejuice

The musical, now in previews at the Winter Garden Theatre, is based on Tim Burton's beloved 1988 dark comedy.

Princess Jasmine Sings New Pasek & Paul Tune ‘Speechless’ In Disney’s ALADDIN Remake

It has been reported that among the new innovations for Disney's latest live-action remake Aladdin isa new song for Princess Jasmine, written by Tony...

Lynn Nottage Discusses Michael Jackson Depiction In Upcoming Bio-Musical Following HBO Documentary

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage is currently at work developing the book of a stage musical based on the life and career of music...