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Danny DeVito to make his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's 'The Price'
Karen ButlerNEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Danny DeVito is to make his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's "The Price" this winter, the Roundabout Theater Company announced.
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Review: In ‘Spamilton,’ Broadway’s Savior Meets His Match. It’s Not Burr.
This spoof from Gerard Alessandrini, the creator of “Forbidden Broadway,” takes aim at “Hamilton” and its place in the battlefield of musicals.
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New York Today: New York Today: Fall Arts Preview
Friday: What to see this fall, weekend events and games with a power broker.
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Off Broadway Review: ‘Spamilton,’ The Musical Spoof of ‘Hamilton’
Hip-hop, Broadway showtunes, Viennese waltzes — is there anything this guy can’t write ?  No, not “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but Gerard Alessandrini, whose ingenious parody “Spamilton” simultaneously salutes and sends up Miranda and his signature musical.  Much is owed to the agile five-member cast of actor-singer-spoofers, but the big kudos go to “Forbidden Broadway” creator Alessandrini,... Read more »
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Danny DeVito set for Broadway debut
He's playing a wily furniture dealer in Arthur Miller's "The Price."
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Danny DeVito to Make Broadway Debut in ‘The Price’
Danny DeVito has signed on to join John Turturro and Tony Shalhoub in “The Price,” the Arthur Miller play getting a Broadway revival in the spring from Roundabout Theater Company. DeVito makes his Broadway debut in the show as the furniture dealer appraising an estate recently inherited by two brothers (Turturro and Shalhoub). The “Always... Read more »
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‘Grease’ fan theory claims Sandy and Danny were actually dead
This theory is giving off chills — and they’re multiplying.
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Bryan Cranston-Jennifer Garner Drama ‘Wakefield’ Gets May Release Date
IFC Films has acquired the independent drama “Wakefield,” starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner, for a May 19 theatrical release and a May 26 VOD launch. The film, which screened at the Telluride and Toronto festivals last year, also stars Jason O’Mara and Beverly D’Angelo. Producers are Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis, Wendy Federman, and Carl... Read more »
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Exiled from the Las Vegas Strip, performers find a new Space
The new venue The Space joins retirement community theaters in bringing former Strip pros to local audiences.
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Sara Bareilles to star in Broadway's 'Waitress: The Musical'
Karen ButlerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles is set to join the cast of Broadway's "Waitress: The Musical."
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400 NYC public school teachers to see Broadway's 'Hamilton'
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of public school teachers in New York City have landed tickets to the hottest show on Broadway.
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Broadway Box Office: Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal Draw Crowds
Marquee names and musical revivals made waves at the Broadway box office last week, with Glenn Close raking in a hefty tally in the opening week of “Sunset Boulevard” and Jake Gyllenhaal making a promising bow with the first preview of “Sunday in the Park With George.” “Sunset Boulevard” ($1,142,254) topped the $1 million mark... Read more »
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Jake Gyllenhaal sings 'Sunday in the Park With George' song in new video
Wade SheridanFeb. 8 (UPI) -- Jake Gyllenhaal displays his singing skills in a preview video for his upcoming appearance in Broadway musical, "Sunday in the Park With George."
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‘Jersey Boys’ Will Close in January
The jukebox musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons opened in 2005 and won four Tony Awards in 2006. It is the 12th-longest-running show in Broadway history.
691 points by The New York Time | Jersey Boys Frankie Valli Bob Gaudio Bob Crewe The Four Seasons La Jolla Playhouse Broadway theatre Theatre
Jake Gyllenhaal’s singing will blow you away in ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ rehearsal video
Jake Gyllenhaal has shown his acting chops on Broadway before, but now the actor is showcasing an impressive singing voice as he readies for the new revival of Sunday in the Park With George.On Tuesday, the actor posted a video on Facebook of himself performing the emotional number “Finishing the Hat” in rehearsals for the musical, which begins previews this weekend.
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Broadway’s ‘Jersey Boys’ Closing in January
“Jersey Boys,” the long-running Broadway musical hit about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will close in January 2017 after a run of 11 years. With strong reviews from critics, powerful box office momentum and four Tony Awards including the top musical trophy, “Jersey Boys” proved instrumental in helping to redeem the idea of a “jukebox... Read more »
3774 points by Variety | Jersey Boys Musical theatre Broadway theatre Frankie Valli Theatre New York City Tony Award Jukebox musical
Jake Gyllenhaal Sings ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ in Cary Fukunaga-Directed Video (Watch)
Jake Gyllenhaal has shared a Cary Joji Fukunaga-directed video in which he sings “Finishing the Hat,” one of the best-known songs from “Sunday in the Park With George,” the Broadway musical in which he’ll star this spring. “This is what happens when Riva Marker (the badass president of NineStories) and I invite Cary Joji Fukunaga... Read more »
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Catch shows for less during Chicago Theatre Week
Chicago is a fantastic theater town. You can discover how fantastic during the 5th annual Chicago Theatre Week, Feb. 9-19.Area theater companies will offer more than 100 productions at bargain rates, with tickets selling for $15 or $30, and in some cases even less for everything from events at...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Theatre Musical theatre Performing arts Play Street theatre West End theatre Theatre director Broadway theatre
Irwin Corey, the king of comedic confusion, dies at 102
NEW YORK (AP) — Irwin Corey, the wild-haired comedian and actor known for his nonsensical style and who billed himself as "The World's Foremost Authority," has died. He was 102.
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‘Phantom of the Opera’ Sequel ‘Love Never Dies,’ Broadway Hits to Play Pantages
“Love Never Dies,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to his long-running smash musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” will play the Hollywood Pantages next season, where a new national touring production of the show appears on a full slate that will also include tours of Broadway hits “Aladdin,” “The Color Purple,” “Waitress” and “On Your Feet!”... Read more »
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'Waitress' and 'The Color Purple' coming to the Hollywood Pantages for 2017-18 season
The crowd-pleasing adaptation of “Waitress” and the national tour of Tony winner “The Color Purple” highlight the Hollywood Pantages season for 2017-18, the theater announced Tuesday. Rounding out the lineup are the Los Angeles debut of Disney’s “Aladdin,” as well as L.A. premieres of Andrew Lloyd...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical theatre The Phantom of the Opera Cats West End theatre Tony Award Broadway theatre Evita
‘An American in Paris,’ ‘Phantom of the Opera’ lead Smith Center’s Spring 2017 lineup
An entirely new look to “The Phantom of the Opera” is promised when it returns here this spring. That’s the guarantee from The Smith Center President Myron Martin for Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.”
4 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Garrison Keillor Broadway theatre Frank Sinatra Tony Award Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical theatre A Prairie Home Companion Chicago
Super Bowl: ‘Hamilton’ Stars Add Touch of ‘Sisterhood’ to ‘America the Beautiful’
Original “Hamilton” stars Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones added a feminist touch to their rendition of “America the Beautiful” just before the Super Bowl kickoff in Houston. The trio of actresses who played the Schuyler sisters in the smash Broadway musical added the words “and sisterhood” after the familiar “brotherhood” in... Read more »
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'Hamilton' singers wow with 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl
"Hamilton" cast members Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo bring sisterhood to "America the Beautiful" at Super Bowl LI. CLEVELAND, Ohio - The cast of "Hamilton: An American Musical," one of, if not the biggest Broadway shows of all time, has made it to the biggest showcase of them all. Cast members Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo kicked off Super Bowl LI by singing "America the Beautiful." Those who have seen "Hamilton" surely recognized the trio as the Schulyer Sisters form the Tony Award-winning musical. And surely appreciated them adding "sisterhood" into the lyrics. The three "Hamilton" singers joined a Super Bowl entertainment lineup that includes Luke Bryan singing the national anthem and a halftime show featuring Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. In case you forgot, last year's "America the Beautiful" singer was Jennifer Hudson.
58 points by The Plain Dealer | The Star-Spangled Banner Grammy Award winners New York City Broadway theatre Hair Super Bowl XLIII English-language films Singing
Jake Gyllenhaal and Broadway’s ‘Sunday in the Park’ Will Not Compete for Tony Awards
Broadway bookies can eliminate the upcoming revival of “Sunday in the Park With George” and its stars, Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, from their betting on the race for the Tony Awards: The producers of the limited-run production, which begins previews next week, have opted to take the show out of the running entirely. In... Read more »
7 points by Variety | Broadway theatre Tony Award Tony Award for Best Musical Musical theatre American film actors Theatre Sunday in the Park with George New York City
Broadway Box Office: ‘Les Miserables’ Soars in Final Week
Broadway box office surged up 9% in the final week of summer before the Labor Day holiday, with major gains at closing shows — particularly “Les Miserables” — helping to move the needle before the back-to-school downturn hits this week. The Broadway revival of “Les Miserables” ($1,326,559), wrapping up its two-and-a-half year run, exploded up... Read more »
12 points by Variety | Musical theatre Broadway theatre West End theatre Les Misérables Tony Award for Best Costume Design Les Misérables The Broadway Theatre New York City
'Hamilton' cast has strong message for Mike Pence: 'Work on behalf of all of us'
The vice-president elect made a surprise visit and received a loud chorus of boos from the audience.       
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'Hamilton' cast has a message for Pence: 'Work on behalf of all of us'
The vice-president elect made a surprise visit and received a loud chorus of boos from the audience.         
39348 points by Arizona Republic | Broadway theatre Chicago Nederlander Organization Musical theatre Evangelicalism Associated Press Broadway Roaring Twenties
Mike Pence booed after surprise 'Hamilton' visit
At the end of the show, cast members addressed their concerns directly to the vice-president elect.         
39350 points by Arizona Republic | Broadway theatre Chicago Musical theatre Nederlander Organization Roaring Twenties Evangelicalism Theatre New York City
Mike Pence booed after making surprise 'Hamilton' visit
At the end of the show, cast members addressed Pence's visit and their future concerns for America.       
39350 points by USA Today | Broadway theatre Chicago Musical theatre Nederlander Organization Roaring Twenties Evangelicalism Theatre New York City
Off-Broadway avoids strike with a -year contract agreement
NEW YORK (AP) - Off-Broadway actors and producers agreed Friday on a new labor contract that boosts performers' wages in a deal that ensures dozens of New York shows stay open as the holidays approach, from "Shear Madness" to "The Fantasticks." The agreement between Actors' Equity Association, which represents actors ...
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Lena Hall on her history-making double play in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'
Lena Hall stares into the mirror in her dressing room backstage at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, where she is  making musical history in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”   To her right is a short, brown wig with sideburns. A single, sorrowful tendril of hair curls gently over the white plastic foam...
2380 points by Los Angeles Times | Transgender Gender Broadway theatre John Cameron Mitchell Michael C. Hall Angry Inch Woman Hollywood Boulevard
Gwyneth Paltrow wants to be a Broadway producer
Florenz Ziegfeld. David Merrick. Cameron Mackintosh. And now . . . Gwyneth Paltrow. The Oscar-winning actress is poised to join the ranks of fabled theatrical impresarios if “Head Over Heels” makes it to Broadway. Paltrow is producing the musical, which features the songs of the ’80s girl group the Go-Go’s, with her ex-boyfriend Donovan Leitch. They put...
27 points by New York Post | Avenue Q Florenz Ziegfeld Sweet Charity Federico Fellini Academy Award for Best Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Broadway theatre Nights of Cabiria
Broadway's fall revivals: Why big stars can't make up for a lack of artistic vision
In a Broadway season heavy on revivals, shows from another era have been given starry makeovers. But everything old isn’t new again. Classics aren’t created by crowded marquees. Plays and musicals written for an earlier age can be long savored, but let’s not kid ourselves into thinking the work...
73 points by Los Angeles Times | Les Liaisons dangereuses Broadway theatre Dangerous Liaisons Stephen Sondheim Liev Schreiber James Lapine Les Liaisons Dangereuses Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Ramin Karimloo Cast in ‘Anastasia’ Broadway Musical
Ramin Karimloo, who played Jean Valjean in the latest revival of “Les Miserables,” has been cast in “Anastasia,” the new Broadway musical based on 20th Century Fox’s 1997 animated film. Karimloo, currently on the West End in “Murder Ballad” and set to play Bolshevik general Gleb in “Anastasia,” joins a cast that already includes Christy Altomare... Read more »
217 points by Variety | Les Misérables 20th Century Fox Lynn Ahrens Jean Valjean Anastasia Broadway theatre Musical theatre Stephen Flaherty
Broadway Musical ‘Allegiance’ Starring George Takei To Screen in Cinemas
“Allegiance,” the Broadway musical that starred George Takei in a four-month run last season, will come to movie theaters around the country in a one-night-only December screening presented by Fathom Events, the distributor of alternative cinema content. “Allegiance” tackles the serious historical subject of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, in a story loosely... Read more »
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New York Film Festival’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Documentary Set for Theatrical Release
Indie film distributor Abramorama has picked up “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened” — the “Merrily We Roll Along” documentary that will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival next month — for a theatrical release in November. Directed by Lonny Price, an original cast member of “Merrily,” “Best Worst... Read more »
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'Hamilton' day-of-show ticket lottery planned for Chicago
A day-of-show digital ticket lottery will take place for all "Hamilton" performances beginning Sept. 27, producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway in Chicago announced Tuesday.  A total of 44 tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Some seats will be located in the front row and others...
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‘Jersey Boys’ to close on Broadway in January after 11 years
It is the 12th-longest running show in Broadway history.
55 points by New York Post | Jersey Boys Frankie Valli Bob Gaudio Broadway theatre Musical theatre Bob Crewe Tony Award August Wilson Theatre
Looking for 'Hamilton' tickets?
Looking for tickets to the Chicago run of "Hamilton" and seeing only sold-out houses? Look again Monday and over the next couple of days, says Jeffrey Seller, the hit musical's lead producer. In an interview here Thursday, Seller said that more tickets were in the process of being added to the...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Ticket resale Broadway theatre Musical theatre New York City Secondary market Chicago Broadway West End theatre
At historic moment, Denver Center for the Performing Arts looks to future
As Janice Sinden begins her tenure as president and CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, she faces unprecedented challenges amid record revenue and attendance gains at the nation's largest nonprofit theater company.
152 points by The Denver Post | Theatre Broadway theatre Music Performing arts Donald Seawell Denver Art The Denver Post
Between ‘Transparent’ Seasons, Judith Light Isn’t Playing Nice
The actress will return to the stage in Neil LaBute’s “All the Ways to Say I Love You.”
2830 points by The New York Times | MCC Theater Neil LaBute Broadway theatre Jill Soloway Mary J. Blige Light Robert Desiderio ILOVEYOU