Celebrating 25 Years of Success, The Phantom of the Opera Will Broadcast Live

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Send to Kindle“Far beneath the majesty and splendor of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence.  Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protegee Christine Daae is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.  Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerizing score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking […]

God of Carnage Hits the Silver Screen Opening the 2011 New York Film Festival

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In 2009, Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage opened on Broadway under the Direction of Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus after a successful run in London’s West End.  The Broadway production starred Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden.  God of Carnage ran for a total of  452 regular performances after 24 […]

Stephen Karam’s New Play, Sons of the Prophet, Begins Previews at the Laura Pels Theatre

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Sons of the Prophet is the new dark comedy by emerging playwright Stephen Karam, best known for Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Theatre (RTC) Underground in 2007.  The play follows the life of Joseph Douaihy (Santino Fontana) who suffers from an unexplained chronic pain and a reeling family.  According to RTC, “Joseph’s […]

David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish Begins Rehearsals

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David Henry Hwang’s (M. Butterfly) latest play, Chinglish, began rehearsals on Monday, September 12 at the New 42 Studios on West 42nd Street. This uproariously funny new comedy explores the difficulty of doing business abroad, addressing many relevant issues we see in the news today.  This summer, Hwang and Director Leigh Silverman mounted the […]

Broadway Grosses for week ending 9-25-2011 Numbers rise as Follies takes hold

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The Broadway Grosses for the week ending 9-25-2011 are in and the Fall season is rising.  Strong showings from newcomers The Mountaintop and Relatively Speaking plus a big jump of $250K+ from Follies, the numbers rose over $2M from the prior week. 6 shows were in the millionaires club with How to Succeed… […]

Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop Begins Previews

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Katori Hall’s new play about the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination took the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010 after playing a successful run at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End.  Now, the story comes to Broadway starring Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) as Dr. King and Angela […]

Broadway Grosses for week ending 9-18-2011

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Broadway got an unexpected September boost last week as revue rose almost $2M for the week.  Both attendance and average ticket price increased for the week as theatergoers seemed to be coming back to see shows.  Interestingly, the top revenue generators on Broadway, except The Book of Mormon, all took a hit of […]

Broadway 2011 Fall Roundup

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16 new shows have been announced for Broadway this Fall.  Which ones will thrive and which ones will bomb? Which ones do you want to see? Here’s a quick roundup of what they are and who’s starring in them. Follies Currently running at the Marquis Theatre Sondheim’s aching classic returns, after a successful […]

Broadway Grosses for Week Ending 9-11-2011

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Send to Kindle The Broadway grosses for the week ending 9-11-2011 dropped more than $4 million from the previous week and only made about $3 million more than the week of Hurricane Irene.  Approximately $1 million of the decrease in total gross revenue can be attributed to both Catch Me If You Can and Baby […]

Follies starring Bernadette Peters opens on Broadway – Review/Twittter Roundup

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Follies, Stephen Sondheim’s complex, difficult and ultimately brilliant musical, opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre last night.  The musical revival stars Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines and Danny Burstein. When it originally  opened in 1971, directed by Hal Prince and Michael Bennet, the show was universally panned by critics.  This time […]