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

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 plays, which are distinct, but included together in one production,...

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 adaptation of the Mart Crowley play, of which Murphy was...

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 industry professionals, producers, artists, audiences, and critics, choses one actor...

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 live-entertainment investment firm, Cercone purchased the theatrical licensing company from...

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 to complications from Parkinson's disease. A long-time collaborator with Cameron Mackintosh,...

‘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 Nation" by Clare Barron named as finalists. Drury's play, which examines...

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 surprises.The committee affirmed the eligibility of late entry “What the...

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 a picture. On the tiny, illuminated screen, Chavkin saw a...

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 Joe Mantello and will also star Russell Tovey and Patsy...

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 Tony Award. Effective immediately, the committee established two new rules concerning...