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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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Anne del Castillo Named Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

Del Castillo has served as general counsel and chief operating officer of MOME since 2015.

Livin’ It Up on Top! See the Cast of Hadestown Celebrate a Starry Broadway Opening

The celebrated new musical Hadestown opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 17. The musical by Anaïs Mitchell is based on Greek mythology and...

GMHC Will Honor Andrew Rannells With 2019 Howard Ashman Award

The Boys in the Band and Girls star will be honored for his contributions to the LGBTQ community during the organization’s April 29 cabaret...

Christie Brinkley Returns to Chicago on Broadway

Christie Brinkley is putting her jazz shoes back on. The veteran model and actress returns to the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago beginning...

Christie Brinkley Returns to Broadway’s Chicago April 18

Prior to returning to Broadway, Brinkley played two stops in the musical’s national tour.

Hillary and Clinton, Starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, Opens on Broadway

The new Lucas Hnath play, directed by Joe Mantello, opens at the John Golden Theatre April 18.

Go Inside the Recording Studio With the Cast of Broadway’s Oklahoma!

The cast album will be released by Decca Broadway in 2019.

WEST SIDE STORY Revival Accepting Video Submissions for Roles of Maria & Anita

The much-anticipated Broadway revival ofWest Side Storyis continuing its nationwide search for actors to fill the roles ofMaria andAnita. Directed byIvo van Hoveand choreographed...

Original Cast to Return for THE BOYS IN THE BAND on Netflix

Ryan Murphy took to Instagram to announce that he is bringing The Boys in the Band to Netflix.

Broadway Licensing Acquired by Producer Sean Cercone

The musical licensor represents such recent titles as A Bronx Tale, Escape to Margaritaville, Head Over Heels, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.