Book of Mormon to Open Tony Awards

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Last yea’s winner of Best Musical and Broadway’s hottest ticket, The Book of Mormon, will perform live at the 2012 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10th. The 66th Annual Tony Awards will reportedly feature more performances than ever before. The Book of Mormon is set to open the Tony Awards with its opening […]

Broadway Earns $11.2 Billion for New York City During 2010-2011 Season

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The Broadway League has just released the 2010-2011 Broadway’s Economic Contribution to New York City report—the eight biennial report in the series. The report measures the full economic impact of spending by Broadway production companies, theatre operators and those visitors drawn to New York City by Broadway. According to the report, Broadway as […]

Mark Blum to Permanently Replace Michael McKean in The Best Man

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Producers of the Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man have announced that Obie Award winner Mark Blum will permanently assume the role of Dick Jensen, the part was regularly played by Michael McKean. Blum, who originated the same role in the 2000 Broadway revival, appeared off-Broadway this past […]

Grosses drop week ending 6-3-12

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Overall, Broadway grosses were $24.2 million for the week ending 6-3-12, as opposed to $26.6 million the week before. While many shows saw a drop in their weekly grosses, Wicked was able to hold relatively steady and remain on top, grossing $1,802,133. Usual contenders The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Evita and […]

Tony Award Performers Announced!

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There is less than a week to go before the big night and, finally, we have a complete list of Tony Award performances! The 2012 Tony Awards will feature more performances than ever before! Neil Patrick Harris returns to host the 66th Annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast on Sunday, June 10th live […]

Tony Award Presenters Announced! Nick Jonas, Bernadette Peters, Sheryl Crow on the list

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The 2012 Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 8/7c.. On June 1, several of the events presenters were announced. Here’s a list of the first cohort! Nick Jonas Amanda Seyfried Tyler Perry Jessica Chastain […]

Broadway Season Sales reach all-time High at over $1B

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Broadway’s season statistics are in and things look great. The 2011-2012 season, which began May 30, 2011 and ended May 27, yielded $1,139,311,457 in grosses, up 5.4% from last season. ”The variety of shows currently on Broadway succeeds in providing something for everyone, so we’re not surprised that this is the highest grossing […]

Grosses are up for the week ending 5-27-12

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Grosses are up! The unofficial start of summer is here, the Tony Awards are near and the week ending 5-27-12 shows healthy box office results. Death of a Salesman broke the house record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for the seventh time, grossing more than $1 million in only seven performances. The Book […]

James Lecesne steps into Michael McKean’s role in “The Best Man”

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Producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man just announced that Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Academy Award winner James Lecesne will step into the role of Dick Jensen, the role regularly played by Michael McKean who was injured when struck by a car at the intersection of […]

Actor Michael McKean struck by car in NYC

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Actor Michael McKean, currently starring on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, was recovering Tuesday night in Manhattan hospital after having been struck by a car on the upper West Side, according to The New York Daily News. The actor, 64, suffered a broken leg, but is reportedly in stable condition. No […]