Pippin opens on Broadway to high-flying reviews

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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 […]

David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child Begins Performances Off-Broadway

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The revival of David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child begins performances today, October 23, at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center. The production stars Greg Watanabe and Jennifer Lim and is directed by Leigh Silverman. It officially opens on November 13 and will run through December 9. Golden Child stars Lesley Hu as Eng Eling, third wife; Jennifer […]

After 15 years, West End Revival of Chicago Sets Closing Date

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The longest running revival to ever play the West End has set its closing date. After a record15 year run, Chicago will play its final performance at London’s Garrick Theatre on September 1. The revival production originally opened at the Adelphi Theatre on November 18, 1997 before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre and […]

Billy Ray Cyrus will join cast of Chicago in November

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The Tony Award winning revival of Chicago will welcome singer, songwriter, actor and father of Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cryus in his Broadway stage debut as the slick criminal Billy Flynn. Cyrus will play a limited seven-week engagement at the Ambassador theatre this holiday season, Monday Novemebr 5 through Sunday, December 23. Cyrus […]

Death of a Salesman Recoups Investment

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Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman has broken the Barrymore Theatre box office record six times during its run with a seven performance a week schedule, instead of the standard eight. And now the production can boast that it has recouped its $3.1 million capitalization this week. The production is just 14 weeks […]

Broadway Revival of Evita Will Get Cast Album

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Masterworks Broadway has announced the release of the complete new Broadway cast recording of Evita. It will be the first complete English language stage recording of the show since the original 1979 Broadway cast album. The two-disk set, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nigel Wright, with Tim Rice as Executive Producer, will […]

Reviews are in for Broadway revival of Evita

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How you might feel about this show depends on where you’ve set the bar. Evita, which opened on Thursday night at the Marquis Theatre, has returned to Broadway after thirty years, and the emotions are mixed. Despite being the 1980 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, the show takes a few hits for […]

Mike Nichols’s revival of Death of a Salesman opens to gret reviews

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Death of a Salesman opened last night, The Ides of March, at the Barrymore Theatre to a few mixed and otherwise glowing reviews. While almost all critics note the miscasting of the production, they must also note the powerful performances. Two time Tony-nominee, Philip Seymour Hoffman, is too young for the epic role […]

House of Blue Leaves with Falco and Stiller opens on Broadway – Review Roundup

The star-studded revival of John Guare’s House of Blue Leaves opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 26, 2011.  Directed by David Cromer, the cast includes Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alison Pill and Mary Beth Hurt, all stage, TV and film veterans with a host of credits and awards […]

Audience reaction to Anything Goes Broadway revival is strong

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Send to Kindle The first trickles of buzz about Roundabout Theatre Company‘s Broadway revival of Anything Goes are coming in and they look very promising. The production, helmed by director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall, stars Tony Award winners Sutton Foster and Joel Grey in triumphant returns to Broadway musicals this season. Early reaction to the production is […]