Friday, November 24, 2017

Katharine Hepburn Bio Play Tea at Five Optioned for Broadway

Mathew Lombardo’s intimate portrait of the Oscar winner later in life was seen Off-Broadway in 2003.

Ann Wedgeworth, 83, Dies; Tony-Winning Actress Known for ‘Three’s Company’

Ms. Wedgeworth’s characters were often flirtatious, maternal or a combination of both in plays like “Chapter Two” and films like “Steel Magnolias.”

Let It Be! Julie Taymor is Ready to Bring Her Beatles Movie Musical Across the Universe to Broadway

Come together, Across the Universe fans, for some major news! Tony Award-winning stage and film director Julie Taymor is ready to bring her 2007 Beatles movie...

Actors Fund Event Will Instruct Performers How to Turn Ideas Into Income

Bestselling author Chris Guillebeau will share tips for artists from his new book, Side Hustle.

Stage & Screen Star David Cassidy Dead at Age 67

Broadway alum and The Partridge Family star David Cassidy died on November 21 at age 67 as a result of liver failure, according to...

With a Singing SpongeBob, Nickelodeon Aims for a Broadway Splash

To capture the spirit of its relentlessly cheerful animated hero and his underwater world, a $20 million musical that “explodes off the stage.”

He Knows Bikini Bottom. Now He Gets to Swim There.

“It’s a little freaky” how much the energetic actor Ethan Slater seems like the title character he plays in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.”

Betsy Wolfe Will Leave WAITRESS Early to Headline Seattle Concerts With Jeremy Jordan

Betsy Wolfe has tweeted that she will be leaving Waitress earlier than planned to headline Seattle Symphony concerts with Jeremy Jordan. Her final performance...

BWW Review: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Is Like Walking In A Melisma Wonderland

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS which really could be called Home For Christmas since that's the only holiday mentioned is a 90-minute concert...

From Hello, Dolly! to Waitress: A Look Back at Past Thanksgiving Day Parade Performances

See stars like Joan Rivers, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Idina Menzel, Christopher Jackson, and more.

Review Roundup: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Lands on Broadway!

Home for the Holidays, Broadway's only Christmas Concert Celebration, Broadway welcomes you home this holiday season when three of the greatest voices of their...

Review Roundup: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Opens at La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere of SUMMER The Donna Summer Musical, featuring songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and others book by Robert Cary,...

Noah Galvin on Stepping into Dear Evan Hansen’s Blue Polo & Putting Himself on the Map in The Real O’Neals

Unlike the uncertain character of Evan Hansen, Noah Galvin does have a map. Fresh off two seasons of scene-stealing on ABC’s The Real O’Neals,...

Exclusive! Your First Look at Ethan Slater & the Broadway Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants Is Here

Ahoy, mateys! SpongeBob SquarePants is officially playing at the Palace Theatre, and we've got an exclusive first look at colorful shots from the Broadway...

Man is Arrested for Selling Fake Tickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN

According to ABC 7 New York, Bruno Lisa has been arrested after being accused of selling fake tickets to Dear Evan Hansen. A man...

First Chinese Musical to Hit Broadway Scheduled for 2019 Arrival

The theatrical firm Shanghai Heng Yuan Xiang Drama Development Company has inked a memorandum of understanding with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment not a part of...

Broadway Grosses: Dear Evan Hansen Box Office Does Gangbusters in Ben Platt’s Final Week

Tony winner Ben Platt took his final curtain call in Dear Evan Hansen on November 19, and audiences headed to the Music Box Theatre...

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/19/17

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11192017.

How Much Did Ben Platt’s Dear Evan Hansen Cast Raise for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS?

Watch as the Tony winner’s cast from his evening performance November 18 brings in a huge sum for the fundraising organization.

Go Inside the Recording Studio for The Band’s Visit Broadway Cast Album

Join Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, and more in the studio as they create their original Broadway cast recording.

Industry Editor Exclusive: 1984 and Beyond – How the Tony Awards Committee Makes Their Determinations

A couple of weeks ago, the Tony Awards Administration Committee made news when it declared 1984 ineligible to receive a Tony Award. The decision...

Photo Flash: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink! First Look at Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS in D.C.

The pre-Broadway world premiere of Mean Girls is onstage now through December 3, 2017 at the National Theatre in downtown Washington, D.C. BroadwayWorld has...

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS in Washington, D.C. – What Did the Critics Think?

Mean Girls runs Tuesday, October 31 thru Sunday, December 3, 2017 at The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Mean Girls will...

New Block of Tickets Now Available for THE BAND’S VISIT Through September 2018

Producers announced today that a new block of tickets for the The Best Musical Of The Year Terry Teachout, The Wall Street...

School of Rock Welcomes Analisa Leaming to Horace Green Prep

Broadway hit School of Rock welcomes Analisa Leaming in the role of Principal Rosalie Mullins on November 20. Leaming succeeds Lori Eve Marinacci, who...

VIDEO: Ben Platt Takes His Final Bow in DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Ben Platt has been the star of the 2017 season, pouring his heart and tears out every night as troubled yet well-intentioned teenager Evan....

Broadway Star and COSBY SHOW Alum Earle Hyman Dies Age 91

Deadline is reporting that Earle Hyman, best known for his role as Russelll Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show,' has passed away at age 91.

Come From Away Tony Winner Christopher Ashley to Direct Musical’s Film Adaptation

Christopher Ashley, the Broadway talent who won a 2017 Tony Award for helming the musical Come From Away, has signed on as director of...

New Block of Anastasia Tickets Will Go on Sale November 20

The Broadway musical adaptation of the 1997 animated film has released a new block of tickets into 2019.

ANASTASIA to Waltz Through Next Winter on Broadway; New Block of Tickets on Sale Monday!

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor Sister Act, Rocky, Tom Kirdahy It's Only A Play, The Visit and Hunter Arnold Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening today...

A BRONX TALE Brings Pianos to Bronx School with Help from VH1 Save the Music

A Bronx Tale has partnered with VH1 Save The Music to bring a Keys Kids Grant to the Young Women's Leadership School of...

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Travesties on Broadway

Tickets are on sale for the upcoming Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's drama Travesties, starring Tom Hollander. Patrick Marber directs the first-ever Broadway revival,...

Angels in America’s Andrew Garfield, Dreamgirls’ Amber Riley, and More Make Evening Standard Awards Shortlist

The ceremony, celebrating the best of the London stage, will be held December 3.

Tony Winner Christopher Ashley to Direct Film Version of Broadway’s Come From Away

The show’s Tony-nominated writers, Irene Sankoff and David Hein, will pen the screenplay for The Mark Gordon Company.

Richard Thomas, Daisy Eagan, and More Star in National Tour of The Humans, Beginning November 17

The Tony-winning Stephen Karam play launches its tour in Seattle.

Kelli O’Hara & Ken Watanabe to Reprise King & I Performances in London

Something wonderful, indeed! Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe will make their West End debuts in a transfer of Bartlett Sher's Tony-winning 2015 revival of...

Theater News: A Bronx Tale Partners With VH1 to Bring Pianos to Students in the Bronx

The instruments were presented as a surprise during a Q&A event with cast members of the Broadway musical.

Home for the Holidays, Featuring American Idol, The Voice, and AGT Winners, Begins Broadway Run

The holiday engagement stars Candice Glover, Josh Kaufman, and Bianca Ryan.

Broadway’s Indecent Airs November 17 on PBS

The landmark play was penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Receives President’s Merit Award at LATIN GRAMMYS

At last night's LATIN GRAMY AWARDS, Lin-Manuel Miranda received the President's Merit Award for his outstanding and numerous contributions to the Latin community. Giving...

Theater News: Broadway’s The King and I to Transfer to London

Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe will make their West End debut reprising the roles they played in the 2015 revival at Lincoln Center.

Broadway’s AMAZING GRACE Launches National Tour Tonight in Washington, D.C.

The Broadway musical AMAZING GRACE will take its inspirational message on the road as it launches a 23-week national tour, kicking off with an...

THE HUMANS National Tour Launches Tonight in Seattle

The national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory, The Humans, features Richard Thomas as Erik, Pamela Reed as Deirdre, Daisy...

Candice Glover, Josh Kaufman and Bianca Ryan Head HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway

Kathleen K. Johnson has announced that Home for the Holidays, Broadway's only Holiday show, will star Candice Glover, winner 'American Idol' Season 12 Josh...

Broadway’s INDECENT Arrives on PBS Tonight

The Tony Award-winning play Indecent comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances, tonight, November 17, at 9 p.m. on PBS check local listings as part of...

Bianca Ryan, Josh Kaufman & Candice Glover Are Home for the Holidays on Broadway

The starry new concert Home for the Holidays begins performance on November 17 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre. With creative and musical direction by...

Tony Award Winner Christopher Ashley Will Direct Big Screen Adaptation of COME FROM AWAY

The Mark Gordon Company MGC today announced that it will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of the widely acclaimed Broadway musical Come...

Broadway Revival of The King and I, With Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe, Confirms London Run

The Tony Award-winning 2015 Broadway revival will arrive at the Palladium Theatre in June.

THE KING AND I to Head to the West End with Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe June 2018!

Looks like the West End will be getting to know Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. According to a report by the Daily Mail,...

Audra McDonald, Daryl Roth, Oskar Eustis, and More Inducted Into Theater Hall of Fame

The class of 2017 also includes Marin Mazzie and Matthew Broderick, playwrights Arthur Kopit and Tina Howe, and theatre critic Ernie Schier.

Julie Taymor and David Henry Hwang to Chat LION KING, M. BUTTERFLY on THEATER TALK

Director Julie Taymor and playwright David Henry Hwang are guests on the next THEATER TALK.

AmEx Pre-Sale Now Underway for LOBBY HERO at Second Stage

Second Stage Theater Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director will inaugurate its Broadway home, The Hayes Theater, with the Broadway premiere of...

DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Release Special Edition Vinyl, Coffee Table Book This Month

Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich, in conjunction with Atlantic Records, Grand Central Publishing and Melcher Media, has announced that a limited-edition 12 ...

Todrick Hall to Make Broadway Return in Chicago

YouTube star and stage alum Todrick Hall will bring a lot of razzle-dazzle to Broadway later this month in the long-running hit Chicago. The...

Breaking: Todrick Hall Will Razzle Dazzle ‘Em in CHICAGO on Broadway

Todrick Hall will be returning to Broadway in CHICAGO as Billy Flynn beginning November 30th. Hall most recently appeared on Broadway as Lola in...

Todrick Hall Will Return to Broadway in Chicago

The recording star and YouTube favorite concluded his star turn in Kinky Boots earlier this season.

Theater News: Broadway Vet Todrick Hall to Join Chicago

Hall is the next Billy Flynn.

Digital Lottery Announced for Home for the Holidays, Featuring American Idol, The Voice, and AGT Winners

The Broadway holiday engagement will star Candice Glover, Josh Kaufman, and Bianca Ryan.

Broadway Christmas Show HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Announces Digital Lottery

For every performance of Broadway's new Christmas Concert Celebration, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, a limited number of tickets will be sold for 39.50 each,...

Watch Preview for PBS Broadcast of Paula Vogel’s Indecent

The video features scenes from the production as well as interviews with the cast and creators.

Theater News: Home for the Holidays Announces Digital Lottery

The Christmas show begins performances Friday at the August Wilson Theatre.

Theater News: Dear Evan Hansen Announces a Limited Edition Vinyl Release

The 12" picture disc will also include a previously unreleased song by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

John Leguizamo’s LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends Through Sunday, February 25, 2018

There's still more history to be written LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, written and performed by John Leguizamo, which officially opened Wednesday , November 15,...

Hillary Rodham-Clinton Stops by Broadway’s DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Hillary Rodham-Clinton dropped in on Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen tonight, and caught some face time with the cast and the show's Tony-winning star, Ben...

Extra Credit! John Leguizamo’s LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends on Broadway

There's still more history to be written Latin History For Morons, written and performed by John Leguizamo, which officially opened Wednesday, November 15, 2017...

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons Receives Three-Week Extension

John Leguizamo will be schooling Broadway audiences for longer than planned. The Tony nominee's new solo comedy Latin History for Morons has been extended...

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons Extends Broadway Run on Opening Night

The rapid-fire lesson in overlooked Latin history that shaped America will remain in session an additional three weeks at Studio 54.

Theater News: John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons Extends

The solo show will now run through February 25, 2018.

Tony-Winning Broadway Musical Come From Away Heading to the Silver Screen

The show’s Tony-winning writers, Irene Sankoff and David Hein, will write the screenplay for The Mark Gordon Company.

‘Come From Away,’ ‘Falsettos,’ ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ Join Ahmanson’s Upcoming Season

Center Theatre Group announced Wednesday that three Broadway productions have been added to its 2018-19 season at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Irene...

‘Come From Away,’ Hit Broadway Musical, Being Made Into Feature Film

“Come From Away,” the Tony Award-winning musical hit, will be made into a feature film. The Mark Gordon Company has picked up rights to...

Tony-Winning Musical ‘Come From Away’ Being Made Into A Film

Nominated for seven Tonys and winning for Best Direction, the Broadway musical Come From Away is being made into a movie, courtesy of the Mark Gordon...

Come From Away to Be Adapted into a Feature Film

The celebrated Broadway musical Come From Away is headed to the big screen. The Mark Gordon Company announced today that it will produce a...

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons Opens on Broadway

The stage and screen star’s latest solo play officially opens on Broadway November 15 at Studio 54.

Stop the World! Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY Being Adapted for the Big Screen

The Mark Gordon Company MGC today announced that it will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of the widely acclaimed Broadway musical Come...

Broadway Keeps the Lights on with Alternate Holiday Schedule

The holidays are a perfect time to see a show. Broadway performs every day of the week at multiple curtain times to accommodate every...

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to Close on Broadway

The show, starring Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, opened in April with high hopes after a London production was retooled.

10th Annual JIMMY AWARDS Set for Next June at the Minskoff

The Broadway League announces that the 10th annual JIMMY AWARDS will take place on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 730pm at the Minskoff Theatre,...

Warner Bros.’ ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Sets Broadway Closing

The producers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – chiefly Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures – said today that the musical will close January 14,...

Warner Bros.’ ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Sets Broadway Closing

The producers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – chiefly Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures – said today that the musical will close January 14,...

Breaking: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Close Up Shop; National Tour Will Launch in Fall 2018

There are nine remaining weeks to see the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The final performance will be on Sunday,...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Will Close on Broadway

Broadway will bid farewell to a world of pure imagination when the new musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory plays its final performance on...

The Play That Goes Wrong Will Launch North American Tour

The 2018–2019 tour will include a five-week run in Los Angeles.

Hit Broadway Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong Will Launch a National Tour in 2018

The Broadway smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, currently the longest-running play on the Great White Way, will launch a North American...

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Bring Laughs and Chaos Across America

The producers of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit The Play That Goes Wrong, currently the longest-running play on Broadway, will mount a North American...

Theater News: Come From Away to Be Adapted Into a Feature Film

The Mark Gordon Company will produce and finance a screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical.

Theater News: Broadway League Sets Date for 2018 Jimmy Awards

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards prepares for its 10th year.

Theater News: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Will End Its Broadway Run

The new musical based on Roald Dahl's classic novel opened this spring.

Peter Joback to Don the Mask for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’s 30th Anniversary on Broadway

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today final principal casting for the 30th Anniversary of the longest-running show in Broadway history,...

The Phantom of the Opera Announces Peter Jöback as 30th Anniversary Leading Man

International stage star and recording artist Peter Jöback will rejoin Broadway's longest-running show, The Phantom of the Opera, as the musical reaches its 30th...

Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera Names Its 30th Anniversary Phantom

The hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will celebrate the milestone with a special performance in January 2018.

Tony Winner Ben Platt Lands on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Appearing among the list of esteemed actors, writers, musicians and more is Tony Award winner Ben Platt, currently starring in Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN.

Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

On the heels of his final week in the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, acclaimed star Ben Platt has received a new hat-tip! The...

Ben Platt to Miss November 15 Matinee of Dear Evan Hansen

Alternate Michael Lee Brown will step into the title role for one performance during Platt’s final week.

At The Broadway B.O., Sales Rocket As Audience Lags In Sellers’ Market; So Long, Liz Smith

Ticket sales for Broadway shows soared last week as more shows entered the fall fray and star powered vehicles gave even some of the...

Frank Corsaro, Director Who Shook Up Opera World, Dies at 92

In dozens of productions, many for New York City Opera, Mr. Corsaro sought to energize the form, refusing to let his singers just stand...

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Tax provision would allow Broadway shows to expense initial production costs

A provision in the proposed U.S. Senate tax bill would allow “qualified theatrical productions” to expense all of their initial production costs and allow...

‘Pretty Woman’ to open at the Nederlander Theatre in August

"Pretty Woman: The Musical" will open at The Nederlander Theatre on Aug. 16, 2018, producer Paula Wagner announced Tuesday. The musical begins performances on July...

Thanksgiving Day Parade gives Broadway marketers an audience of millions

Thanksgiving is not a holiday for Broadway. With four musicals performing on the NBC broadcast of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and two performing on...

Review: ‘Latin History for Morons’ gives us footnotes, not a lesson

In spite of significant limitations, it would be churlish not to acknowledge the ambitious aims and wide-ranging scope of “A Latin History For Morons”,...

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society elects new board leadership

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has elected a new vice president and a new secretary. The union, which has an active membership of...