Just Announced: Celebs Coming to Broadway
The latest crop of celebrity sightings on Broadway will have theatre fans—be they casual or committed—in a state of excitement. Stars from Bradley Cooper to Sienna Miller to Daniel Radcliffe will be gracing New York stages in the months ahead. Read on for the best of celebs coming soon to a Broadway theater near you.
Rebecca Luker Moves Audiences in Broadway's Fun Home
Rebecca Luker moves audiences as Helen in Broadway's Fun Home, the story of artist Alison Bechdel’s life as a child growing up in a funeral home; as a young lesbian coming into her own; and as an adult looking back on her family and the powerful tragedy that flashed behind her.
Sierra Boggess Classes Up School of Rock
At first glance, School of Rock does not seem like Andrew Lloyd Webber material. Could the man who wrote the music for shows like Cats and The Phantom of the Opera find inspiration in the story of a scruffy hard-rocker? The answer is an emphatic yes—which is no surprise to Sierra Boggess, who plays uptight principal Rosalie in the show and is a veteran of three other Lloyd Webber musicals.
Spring Showtime on Broadway: Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More
A euphoric windfall of returning VIP stars has landed on Broadway this spring and the buzz is almost deafening. Oscar winner Jessica Lange, Golden Globe recipient Gabriel Byrne, and Tony winner John Gallagher, Jr. are appearing in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, while Emmy winner Sean Hayes is going all Supreme Being in An Act of God. We may be most looking forward to five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family, who has opted to spend his summer vacation in the one-man comedy Fully Committed.
Broadway Tips: How to Do Theater in NYC
Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” but New York is the world’s stage. Home to 40 Broadway theatres and hundreds of Off- and Off-Off Broadway houses, the city boasts more musicals, dramas, comedies, and theatrical events in a single day than anywhere else on the planet.
Front Page Story: Nathan Lane, John Goodman & John Slattery to Star in The Front Page Revival on Broadway
I guess it’s only fair the “hot off the presses” first alert on The Front Page’s return to Broadway went to The Chicago Tribune. After all, the 1928 Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur classic play is set in the rumpled, smoke-filled newsroom of a Windy City newspaper back in the day. But now that the word is out—make that unleashed—let’s run with it here in NYC where The Front Page will begin previews on Broadway in September (official opening cited as October 20th, 2016).
The Woodsman: Once Upon (Another) Time in Oz
Late on a winter afternoon in the vacant downstairs lobby of NYC’s New World Stages, the overhead lights strike me as a bit too bright, the space too vast. But maybe that’s my memory playing tricks on me. Maybe I’m still under the spell cast by the intimate twilight of The Woodsman, which will begin its Monday night performance in three or so hours a few feet from where I’m sitting.
Spring Broadway Buzz: Chicago, The Tonys & More!
While March may be the jumping off point for spring’s new Broadway shows, it is also a month of bountiful theatre buzz—current, upcoming, and off into the future. From a historic anniversary for a musical legend to a welcome to some high-wattage talent, here’s a lowdown on what’s shaking on New York’s theatre scene for spring 2016.
The Best New Musicals Coming to Broadway for Spring 2016
Spring is when the musicals come out to play on Broadway. The start of 2016 looks to be playing true to form with the crème de la crème of Broadway stars readying their vocal chops for a fine lyrical season. Read on for our picks for the best new musicals coming to Broadway this spring.
This March on Broadway: From Stars to Supernovas
If you're looking for big-name actors from the stage, the small screen, and the silver screen, look no further than Broadway this March. Shake off the last of winter’s bitter chill and warm up with New York theater and its radiant wave of hotshot celebs. Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Frank Langella, and Ed Harris are only the beginning!
Rachel Weisz Set to Star in Plenty
Oscar and Olivier winning actress Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) has signed on for the Off-Broadway revival of playwright David Hare’s award-winning drama, Plenty, slated for the fall of 2016 at The Public Theater.
Celebrity Profile: Wayne Brady Flaunts His Kinky Boots
Wayne Brady of Whose Line Is It Anyway? fame talks about putting on the high heels of British drag queen Lola in the Broadway version of Kinky Boots.
Trip of Love: The ’60s Musical with “Fringe” Benefits
Off-Broadway is rocking some seriously fun nostalgia courtesy of Trip of Love, the gloriously retro musical revue awash with catch phrases—“Make Love Not War”—beach blanket and black light visuals, hippies, hotties, and far-out production numbers (from “Wipe Out” to “White Rabbit”) for a “Right on!” celebration of the grooviest of yesteryears!
Broadway Bound Favorites: Mockingbird and Frozen
Big news in New York theater this week! Two high-profile adaptations are Broadway bound: Harper Lee's Pulitzer winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Disney's 2014 Oscar winning animated film, Frozen.
From Fiddler to the Folio: Exhibitions on Theater Coming to NYC
Theater fans hoping for a glimpse of the past are in luck, with three historical theater exhibitions set to open in New York City this spring and summer. Shakespeare at the New York Public Library and the New-York Historical Society and New York's Yiddish Theater at the Museum of the City of New York will all thrill fans of the stage in 2016.
Your Ultimate Guide to February's Broadway Previews
Good thing February has 29 days this year since it’s a month overflowing with outstanding new shows, celebrated performers, and the opportunity to zero in on them before word spreads and scoring tickets becomes a major challenge. So without further ado, here are February’s Broadway debuts, the latest in dramas, comedies, and musicals that will have New York's theatrical world recharged for spring.
Meow! CATS is Back (and Bette Midler Too)
This just in: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS is heading back to the Great White Way this summer in its first revival since it left the Winter Garden in 2000. And Bette Midler will be blazing onto Broadway soon as well, in Hello, Dolly, opening next year.
Fiddler on the Roof: A Cherished "Tradition" Returns to Broadway
Jessica Hecht proves mother knows best in the luminous revival of Fiddler on the Roof, now playing at the Broadway Theatre.
Rocking the New Year: Broadway’s Latest & Hottest for 2016
The 21st-century’s Sweet 16 may be just getting underway, but theatrically speaking the year is already delivering some impressive goods. Whether you're looking for Tony winners, side-splitting revivals, or big stars like Al Pacino, you'll find them on Broadway in the winter of '16.
Talking with George Takei and Telly Leung of Allegiance
The play Allegiance is based on Takei’s personal story, in which he plays two pivotal roles, including his own grandfather. The end result is a lovely, poignant, and important new Broadway musical that not only entertains, it enlightens.
The 5 NYC Improv/Sketch Shows You Must See This Winter
NYC’s improv and sketch comedy communities maybe not be as large or as famous as the city's standup realm, but the shows are without a doubt some of the best in the nation. With a combination of local and regional talent, there's no way you can get through one of these December and January improv shows in New York without laughing hysterically.
New York Theater: A Holiday Scoop for Stages Past, Present & Future
New York Theater: it's winter 2015 and the season of seasons is upon us, which explains the influx of holiday shows bursting with lords a leaping, ladies dancing, and too many avian types (partridges, turtledoves, hens, geese, etc.) to count. Here's our critic’s eye-view of select holiday and post-holiday theater buzz, New York-style!
Spring Awakening: Silence & Song, Youth & Yearning
Spring Awakening Broadway: a spectacular new mounting that features both deaf and hearing actors and musicians.
The Illusionists: Spellbound on Broadway
The Illusionists—Live on Broadway: seven renowned “Avengers of Magic” combine on an all-generational show, whose entertainment mission is to knock your socks into the stratosphere with some mind-blowing visual subterfuge.
Disaster the Musical: Tony Superstars Bring Hilarity to Broadway
Disaster the musical: hold on to your life jackets and Dramamine, theatregoers, and look to Broadway’s not-too-distant horizon where coming into view is a musical comedy that’s a tsunami of cinematic satire overflowing with Tony, Drama Desk, and Emmy-honored dudes and divas. The show is Disaster!, an unhinged smorgasbord of ‘70s cult film catastrophes.