The 2013 Tony award nominations are in…

Tony Awards

The 2013 Tony Award nominations are out and there were a few surprises and a few snubs worth noting.  Kniky Boots, led the field with 13 nods, 12 nods for Matilda, 10 for Pippin and 9 for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella!. In a year of standout on-person shows, only Holland Taylor of Ann was singled out for a performance nomination […]

Broadway grosses remain steady as last 4 shows open to end the ’12-’13 season

Weekly Broadway Grosses

Broadway grosses remained flat from last week as the last four shows of the ’12-’13, Pippin,  I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, The Trip to Bountiful, The Testament of Mary, season opened on Broadway. The top three money winners were the same as every week since The Book of Mormon opened in 2011, with The Lion King and Wicked […]

2013 Drama Desk Award Nominations are out, Hardbody and Giant lead noms followed by Matilda and more

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Send to Kindle The Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning and it was an Off-Broadway show, Giant,  and the little show that didn’t survive on Broadway, Hands on a Hardbody, that garnered the most nominations. The awards will be handed out on May 19, 2013 at Town hall. Tickets can be purchased through The Drama Desk website. Outstanding […]

Pippin opens on Broadway to high-flying reviews

Andrea Martin

The last show of the ’12-’13 Broadway season, Pippin, opened on April 25, 2013. The buzz for this revival, helmed by Diane Paulus (Hair), and reinvented to live inside a big-top circus, has been strong, and the show was well-received across the board by the critics.  The only hold-out from a rave was […]

Drama League Awards nominations for 2013 announced at Sardi’s

Drama League Awards

If you have ever wanted to be in a room with as many stars as are in the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles for the Academy Awards, the the Drama League Awards are the place to be. The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced the 2013 Drama League Awards Nominees for […]

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Bette Midler opens on Broadway- Review Roundup

ill-eat-you-last-bette midler

After a 33 year absence from Broadway, the Divine Miss M opened her new one woman show I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers on April 24, 2103.  Starring Bette Midler with a script by John Logan (Red - 4.67 stars on TheaterAdvisor) and directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked 4.68 stars on […]

The Testament of Mary starring Fiona Shaw opens on Broadway – review roundup

Photo: Paul Kolnik

Great actress, intriguing script! This is what all the critics are saying about The Testament of Mary written by Colm Toibin and starring Fiona Shaw which opened on April 22, 2103 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. With a small throng of protestors outside the theatre, the play has been playing to spell-bound audiences. […]

broadwayUNLOCKED premieres first ever live-stream Broadway concert

Broadway Unlocked

In support of the Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) in NYC, broadwayUNLOCKED is proud to present a special performance including some of Broadway’s brightest and up-and-coming stars.  The event, live-streamed on the web from Greenspace in NYC is the first of its kind. Co-sponsoring the event once again is Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of […]

Alan Cumming opens on Broadway in Macbeth Redux – Review Roudnup

Macbeth - Alan Cumming

The much anticipated redux of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, starring Alan Cumming, opened on Broadway on April 21, 2013.  The play has been re-conceived as a one man version of the play, set in an insane asylum, where Cumming plays every role himself.  The virtuoso performance is unanimously raised by critics for its shear stamina alone, however some critics […]

Broadway grosses rise as the last wave of shows are opening before the Tony Awards cut-off date


Broadway grosses for the week ending April 21, 2013 climbed about 5 percent from the previous week as we saw 7 shows open last week. The Lion King grabbed the top spot from Wicked and Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks, had its best showing so far coming in 4th for the week.  The top ten grossing shows […]