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The American Idol contestants attempt to recreate a variety show, but miss out on the humor, writes Charles Isherwood.

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Where Harper Lee meets Aaron Sorkin in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Despite penning multiple award-winning television series and films, Aaron Sorkin still feels more at-home writing plays. “To me, corny as it sounds, theaters are...

Why producers and theater owners turn to holiday bookings

Sometimes on Broadway, you have to mobilize quickly. Take producer Jeffrey Chrzczon. He scored a prime Broadway theater, the Imperial, for his new Christmas-themed show...

‘The Prom’ brings historic Thanksgiving Day performance to NBC

“The Prom” appears to have made history with its performance during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. At the culmination of “The Prom’s” musical number...

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Michelle Williams to depart ‘Once on This Island,’ Lea Salonga to...

Michelle Williams is leaving her role in "Once on This Island," effective immediately. Williams, the former Destiny's Child singer who took over the role of...

‘Network’ will extend through April 28

"Network" will extend an extra month, now playing through April 28, 2019 at the Belasco Theatre. The play had originally been scheduled to end its...

‘Oklahoma!’ revival will transfer to Broadway this spring

The off-Broadway production of "Oklahoma!," last seen at St. Ann's Warehouse, will transfer to the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway this spring. The...

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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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SDC renews executive director Laura Penn’s contract through 2024

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has voted to renew the contract of executive director Laura Penn through 2024. Penn joined the union in...

Where Harper Lee meets Aaron Sorkin in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Despite penning multiple award-winning television series and films, Aaron Sorkin still feels more at-home writing plays. “To me, corny as it sounds, theaters are...

Sara Bareilles to return to ‘Waitress’ alongside Gavin Creel

Sara Bareilles will play the lead role in "Waitress" on Broadway for the third time this winter. Bareilles, the composer of "Waitress," will star as...

‘The Band’s Visit,’ ‘My Fair Lady’ and more nominated for Grammy Awards

“The Band’s Visit,” “Carousel,” “My Fair Lady,” “Once on This Island“ and “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” received Grammy nominations in the Best...

Faye Dunaway to play Katharine Hepburn on Broadway this summer

Academy Award-winner Faye Dunaway will return to Broadway this summer to take on the role of Katharine Hepburn. Dunaway will star in the Broadway premiere...

Why producers and theater owners turn to holiday bookings

Sometimes on Broadway, you have to mobilize quickly. Take producer Jeffrey Chrzczon. He scored a prime Broadway theater, the Imperial, for his new Christmas-themed show...

‘Torch Song’ to end its Broadway run in January

“Torch Song” is ending its limited run on Broadway on Jan. 6, a little more than a month earlier than scheduled.  Directed by Moisés Kaufman...

Michael Hartman joins Serino Coyne as managing director

Former press agent Michael Hartman, the founder of The Hartman Group and co-founder of Barlow-Hartman, has been hired as a managing director of ad...

‘Summer’ will close at the end of December

“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” will close on Broadway on Dec. 30, 2018. The musical will have played 27 previews and 289 regular performances...

‘Once on This Island’ will play its final performance on Jan. 6

“Once on This Island” will play its last performance on Jan. 6, after 29 previews and 458 performances. The musical, which won the 2018 Tony...

‘Hadestown’ to open at the Walter Kerr this season

"Hadestown" will open on Broadway this season at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The Anaïs Mitchell musical will take over the theater from "Springsteen on Broadway," which...

‘Burn This’ announces Hudson Theatre, complete casting

“Burn This” will take over the Hudson Theatre this spring, following the departure of “Head Over Heels.” In addition to Keri Russell and Adam Driver,...

Kristine Nielsen joins cast of ‘Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus’

Kristine Nielsen will star alongside Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin in "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus." Nielson, a Tony Award nominee for "Vanya and...

‘Head Over Heels’ to close in January

‘Head Over Heels’ will play its final performance on Jan. 6, after playing 188 regular performances and 37 preview performances. The musical, which opened at...

‘The Prom’ brings historic Thanksgiving Day performance to NBC

“The Prom” appears to have made history with its performance during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. At the culmination of “The Prom’s” musical number...
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MTC’s CHOIR BOY Begins Performances Tonight

Performances begin tonight, Wednesday December 12, for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney Moonlight, The...

Tamyra Gray Stops Performance of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Help Choking Audience Member

Anything can happen when it comes to live theatre. That was proven on Friday night when a performance of Once On This Island was...

Broadway’s ‘Network’ With Bryan Cranston Extends Limited Engagement

Broadway’s Network, the National Theatre production starring Bryan Cranston in a critically acclaimed performance, has extended its limited engagement through Sunday, April 28, 2019....

NETWORK To Continue Its Broadcast On Broadway Through April 2019

The hit drama adaptation NETWORK has been picked up for an extension on Broadway. The production will nowplay performances through Sunday, April 28, 2019...

Ivo van Hove’s Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Extends Broadway Run

The acclaimed Broadway transfer of Network, the stage adaptation of Paddy Chayevsky's iconic film, has been extended at the Belasco Theatre through April 28,...

Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Extends Broadway Engagement

The Ivo van Hove-directed play, based on the 1976 film, opened December 6.

Moonlight Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney Makes Broadway Playwriting Debut with Choir Boy

The 2013 drama Choir Boy by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) begins previews of its Broadway transfer on December 12. Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero)...

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy Begins on Broadway December 12

The Oscar-winning Moonlight writer makes his Broadway debut with his acclaimed play.

Alvin Epstein, Original Lucky in Broadway’s Waiting for Godot, Dies at 93

Alvin Epstein, a multifaceted award-winning actor whose six-decade career on and off Broadway included roles in the works of Samuel Beckett, William Shakespeare and Kurt Weill,...

Alvin Epstein, a Frequent Interpreter of Samuel Beckett, Dies at 93

Mr. Epstein appeared in the original Broadway production of Waiting for Godot, as well as numerous productions of Endgame.