Broadway Grosses steady for week ending on Mother’s Day

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Send to Kindle Broadway grosses remained steady for the week that ended with Mother’s Day. Pippin and  I’ll Eat You  Last  both broke house records in their theatres with over 100% capacity for the week.  The top 10 shows for the week averaged 94% capacity and $111.64 revenue per seat in their theatres.  It is always amazing […]

BIlly Crystal to return to Broadway November ’13

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Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 SUNDAYS. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews will begin Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, […]

Outer Critics Circle Award winners announced, Pippin and Kinky Boots lead the pack

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Send to Kindle Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2012-13 season in 24 categories. Broadway stars Judy Kaye, Audra McDonald, Michael McGrath, Donna Murphy and Tonya Pinkins will serve as gala award presenters at the upcoming 63rd Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony on May 23rd […]

South Pacific film remake on the horizon starring Michelle Williams

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Michelle Williams is in talks to star in the musical movie remake of South Pacific. The actress has reportedly been offered the role of US navy nurse Nellie Forbush in a new big screen adaption of the stage musical most recently seen on Broadway in a lush and lavish production at Lincoln Center. […]

FIRST LISTEN-the music of the new musical King Kong

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First  they are turning ROCKY into a musical, and now KING KONG is getting the musical treatment in a new production to premiere in Australia starting May 15 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. The score will include songs from some of the world’s most popular contemporary artists including 3D from Massive Attack, Sarah McLachlan, Justice, […]

Superstar cast of August: Osage County Film gives first look in new trailer

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All we can say is WOW!  The cast assembled for the new film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County is epic! Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Violet Weston, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts as Barbara Weston, Margo Martindale as Mattie Fae Aiken, Sam Shepard as Beverly Weston, Chris Cooper as Charles Aiken, Benedict Cumberbatch as “Little” Charles Aiken, Ewan McGregor as Bill Fordham, Juliette Lewis as […]

Neil Patrick Harris to host Tony Awards for fourth time!

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Looks like Neil Patrick Harris wants to catch Angela Lansbury in his quest to be the host with the most. CBS confirms that Broadway and Television star Neil Patrick Harris will host the 67th Annual Tony Awards on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall. This will be Harris’ fourth hosting gig vs. Lansbury’s total […]

Theatre World Awards winners include Tom Hanks, Bertie Carvel and Tom Sturridge

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The 69th annual Theatre World Awards, given for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance,  were announced today May 7, 2013. The 5th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater for an Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production, and the newly established John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre […]

Super Hunk Billy Crudup to Join Ian Kellen and Patrick Stewart in Pinter Beckett rep fest on Broadway

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Send to Kindle OK, people, this is epic, two of the finer stage actors have joined the already incredible cast of the Pinter/Beckett rep-fest that is coming to Broadway next season. Today it was announced that Tony Award winners Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley will join Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in the limited season repertoire of […]

Orphans starring Alec Baldwin announces closing as sales dry up, Broadway Grosses steady for rest of pack May 5, 2013

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Broadway stayed steady the week ending May 5, 2013. Mostly things remained unchanged in the Broadway landscape although The Book of Mormon did take over the number two spot from Wicked. And Lucky Guy , starring Tom Hanks, remains the only play in the top ten and I’ll Eat You Last: A Cat With Sue Mengers starring […]