Hot Town, Hot Stories: Broadway's Latest
We've got the latest in hot summer stories: all the comings and goings on Broadway and in New York theatre.
The Best Tips for Theatre Weekends in NYC
With apologies to London, there's no better destination for theatre fans than New York City. From Broadway blockbusters to Off-Broadway charm, the best of the stage world comes together here, most of it concentrated in the Theatre District. Whether you're looking for discount tickets, insider tours, or a few key shows, read on for our tips on how a theatre fan can spend a weekend in NYC.
Whoopi Goldberg & Nathan Lane Among Stars Soloing in White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Patrick Wilson, Brian Dennehy, and Mike Biribiglia have signed up for single performances in Off-Broadway's fascinating new theater experiment White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.
An American in Paris's Leanne Cope
Stepping into a role immortalized on celluloid 65 years ago by Hollywood icon Leslie Caron has to be all kinds of daunting, particularly if it includes stepping out of your ballerina comfort zone into the Broadway spotlight where the skill pool includes singing and acting.
Carrie St. Louis Is Having a Wicked Good Time on Broadway
The story that inspired all things Wicked strikes a sentimental chord with audiences, regardless of age. Who doesn’t have a soft spot for Dorothy, Toto, and her traveling trio of Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion? But forget what you’ve read in L. Frank Baum’s classic book, or observed in countless viewings of the 1939 film version—Broadway’s emerald green hit Wicked is not The Wizard of Oz.
Hot Town: New York Summer Theatre
It’s officially “hot town, summer in the city” season, making now all about slipping into a New York theatre for musicals with “dancing in the street” reputations for cranking up the heat—in air conditioned comfort, of course.
Cirque du Soleil Paramour Brings the Golden Age of Hollywood to Broadway
Cirque du Soleil is back on Broadway, with the legendary company's first show created expressly for the Great White Way. PARAMOUR is an all-new theatrical experience that combines the spectacle of Cirque du Soleil with the storytelling magic of Broadway.
Richard H. Blake and Jersey Boys on Broadway—Oh, What a Night!
Richard H. Blake plays the polarizing force in the Four Seasons, Tommy DeVito, who can claim responsibility for bringing the group together, as well as for its ultimate dissolution. Catch all the music and the drama in Jersey Boys, the Tony-winning musical that brings audiences to their feet at every performance.
Shuffling Along: Broadway Closings Breaking News
A tsunami of closing announcements have bombarded the Broadway coast this past week, but the mega shocker is clearly Shuffle Along, or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, which is calling it quits altogether on July 24th—the date previously cited for star Audra McDonald’s pregnancy exodus.
Brian Stokes Mitchell Does More Than Shuffle Along
In 1988 Brian Stokes Mitchell made his Broadway debut in a short-lived musical called Mail at the Music Box Theatre. “Back then I was one of the youngest people in the cast, and now, well...” he lets his voice trail off in a knowing chuckle, positing that he’s come full circle to become a senior cast member at the Music Box—this time in one of the hottest shows in town: Shuffle Along, or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.
Broadway Gossip Summer 2016
Bright Star and Lin-Manuel Miranda leave Broadway, but Jaime Camil comes storming on in Chicago, as we look at the hot Broadway Gossip for summer 2016.
James Barbour: Phantom’s Man Behind the Mask
Though you wouldn’t know it if you saw him out of character, actor James Barbour (currently on Broadway as the Phantom of the Opera) has a knack for playing tortured souls. “I used to joke that I was going to call my company DBG, for Dark Brooding Guy, because every role I play on Broadway is a dark, brooding guy, who’s damaged in some way from his past,” he says, laughing.
New York Theatre: The Rockettes and Other Summer Sensations
Get ready for some serious sizzle, theatre lovers: New York is looking forward to a serious summer of dramatic entertainment. From the stardust still floating around this year’s Tony Awards to the altogether fabulousness of this season’s Off-Broadway shows, 2016 marks one A+ summer in the city! We're excited to see brand-new productions by the Rockettes and Cirque du Soleil, plus a song-and-dance spectacular centered on NYC's own tough guy in tap shoes, Robert Cagney.
2016 Tony Night: The Morning After
Tony, Tony, Tony....Broadway’s mega night 2016 not only rolled out the red carpet, it rolled out a back wall of 100,000 roses—a glam romantic touch that morphed into a bittersweet backdrop for fashion statements and interviews in the devastating shadow of the Orlando tragedy.
Griffin’s Tony Predictions, 2016 Edition
At standing ovation central, all eyes are rolling towards all things Hamilton—and let’s be honest, it’s earned every tickertape huzzah. So naturally, when it comes to this year’s Tonys, Hamilton bellied up to the nominee bar with a sweet 16 nominations. Will it take them all? No... and actually it can’t since it has multiple nominees in one category.
Tracking 70th Annual Tony Awards Host James Corden
The 2016 Tony Awards are just two days away, and Broadway is abuzz with excitement. This year, for the first time, late night personality James Corden is running the show.
Chicago: Amra-Faye Wright Takes the Stand as Velma in Chicago
Amra-Faye Wright has played the role of Velma Kelly on five continents and is as savvy as they get when it comes to Chicago, Broadway’s longest-running musical revival (it celebrated its official opening night on November 14th, 1996, to be exact).
Breaking on Broadway
American Psycho is closing June 5th, Cats is heading to the Neil Simon Theatre mid-July with Brit sensation Leona Lewis and original director Trevor Nunn, and Terry Kinney will star in Arthur Miller's The Price on Broadway, next spring.
Hot Off the Tony Presses: Celebrity Presenters Announced
The first wave of Tony presenters being launched into cyberspace by the Broadway League and American Theatre Wing are definitely of the high caliber/high profile variety. Sprinkling some heavy duty stardust around the Beacon Theatre will be Cate Blanchett and Oprah Winfrey.
Broadway: Breaking News
Settle in for the latest from the world of New York theatre, where the Tonys, a free Broadway concert, and a couple of long-awaited debuts are in the news. For the latter: it might be more than half a year away, but hey, when two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s Jitney books its Broadway debut it’s theatre news that calls for any number of celebratory bells, whistles, and confetti tosses.
NY Theater June 2016: On and Off the Great White Way
From Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, and Obie awards on up to the Tonys, the red carpets continue to unfurl in NYC. Yet even as the statuettes for 2015-2016 are being handed out, new productions are arriving on the scene—some of which will be scooping up these prizes a year from now.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Fully Committed
Fully Committed, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, is Broadway’s only solo show and one that requires a triple shot of adrenaline just to keep up with it.
Christian Borle to Play Willy Wonka on Broadway
Christian Borle’s recent career choices have netted him both Broadway VIP status and a couple of Tony Awards. And while fans of TV’s Smash know him as theatrical composer Tom Levitt, Borle clearly has a fondness for mixing it up onstage, playing characters that read "camp with a decided edge"—which explains why he’s signed on to play candy hotshot Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set to launch at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre next March.
Tony Nominations 2016: Hits & Misses
Okay theatre lovers, the Tony nominations are in for 2016 and there is much to celebrate...and a whole bunch to question.
Tony Awards Nominations 2016: Eligibility Announced
The 2016 Tony Award nominations—set for a paparazzi-tinged fanfare on the morning of Tuesday, May 3 at The Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe—have reached both their cut-off date and last official eligibility announcement. Three prior gatherings of the Tony Awards Administration Committee netted all kinds of show showdown decisions, but the grand finale of who can run for what has been released.