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‘Hamilton’ Musical Unveils Post-Tony Broadway Opening After Sold-Out Run, Rave Reviews

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UPDATE, 3:45 PM: The Public Theater announced this afternoon that Jonathan Groff has been cast as Brian d’Arcy James’ replacement as King George in Hamilton. Groff (HBO’s Looking, Fox’s Glee) joins the cast next Tuesday, March 3, at the Public Theater. The show moves to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in July. PREVIOUS, TUESDAY, 2:30PM with more information throughout. The hit rap-based musical Hamilton is moving from the Public Theater to Broadway this summer, the… Read

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Larry David, Queen Liz Heat Up February’s Broadway B.O.; Will `Iceman’ Cometh Uptown?

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EXCLUSIVE: Eugene O’Neill may be coming back to Broadway, courtesy of producer Scott Rudin. But first: Bitter cold weather isn’t thwarting theatergoers’ determination to get in on previews of Fish In The Dark and The Audience. Larry David’s new play about a death in the family went clean in eight previews, grossing $1.18M at the Shubert-owned Cort Theatre, an impressive 117% of its gross potential. Fish producer Scott Rudin’s got his hands full, as usual; I hear… Read

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Keep Helen Hayes On Her Little Marquee; Nathan Lane’s Hickey: NYC Live

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UPDATE, Friday night: Helen Hayes co-owner Jeffrey Tick told Deadline tonight that a closing on the sale of the theater is in the works. “With the help and oversight of Justice Joan Kenney, the parties are working together towards closing the sale,” Tick said. “An extension was given towards that end with compensation for the delay to be paid to Helen Hayes Theatre.” The fate of Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre remains in flux after New York State Supreme Court Judge Joan… Read

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Your Date With History? How About $1,656 For ‘Hamilton’ At The Public Theater?

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The hottest Broadway musical of the season isn’t on Broadway—yet. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton opened on Tuesday at the Public Theater to rave reviews, setting off a ticket-buying frenzy to the show’s sold-out run at the House Joe Papp Built as theatergoers scramble for tickets before the inevitable move uptown. With two extensions already added, the show—American history wrapped in rap, as song-and-danced through the eyes of Miranda’s Alexander Hamilton—is slated to… Read

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‘Hamilton’ Review: Jeremy Gerard On The Hip-Hop Founders Musical

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton has been the most talked-about musical since the rapper-composer-lyricist first performed the show’s title song for the Obamas at a White House gathering six years ago. Miranda, a real rising star on Broadway, is also author of the Tony-winning In The Heights. In his latest work, Manuel tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father best known as the face on the $10 bill and loser to Aaron Burr in a gun duel. Hamilton was much… Read

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Revolutionary ‘Hamilton’ Raps Up American History With ‘Les Miz’ Fervor: Review

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Word about Lin-Manuela Miranda’s Hamilton has been spreading, circulating, building to a fever pitch since May, 2009, when he performed the title song (and, at the time, the show’s only song) at a White House gathering hosted by the Obamas. I can’t think of another show since Les Miserables, in 1987, that’s generated so much pre-opening excitement. And I can’t think of another show since Rent, in 1996, at which I felt the thrill not only of a promise being fulfilled but… Read

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Broadway Box Office Rebounds As Helen Mirren & Larry David Lead 20% Gain

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Better weather, three new shows in previews and more stars on stage led Broadway to a 20% rebound at the box office for Week 38 of the season. Two newcomers helped lead the charge: Helen Mirren, playing Queen Elizabeth in Peter Morgan’s The Audience, at the Shubert-owned Schoenfeld, played her first two previews prior to the March 8 opening and went SRO, with an average ticket price of $153.82. Larry David’s Fish In The Dark, world-premiering at the Shuberts’ Cort… Read

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$25M Custody Battle Over Broadway’s Hayes Theatre Heads To Court

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UPDATE, Tuesday, 7:30 AM: Co-owner Martin Markinson responds: “We’ll honor the contract if they raise the money,” Helen Hayes Theatre co-owner Martin Markinson told Deadline on Tuesday morning in a telephone interview from his very warm home in Santa Fe, NM. “They [Second Stage] want the theater, but it’s costing us money. We have four productions that want to come in, some of them limited runs. We thought Rock Of Ages would run six months and the damned thing ran four… Read

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‘Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss On Peggy Olson, Heidi Holland & Moving On: Conversations With Jeremy Gerard

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EXCLUSIVE: Nobody plays ambiguous like Elisabeth Moss. Consider Peggy Olson, the ugly duckling fish out of water deer in the headlights secretary who gets knocked up by junior executive Vincent Kartheiser's mendacious slimebucket Pete Campbell in the first season of Mad Men in 2007. Before long, she's amanuensis to Don Draper's brilliant writer cum advertising theorist, then his protégé, soon his competitor and, finally, his colleague as they thrust-and-parry (fully… Read

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First Look At Broadway’s ‘It Shoulda Been You’ Spot – Hot Clip

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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a first look at Serino/Coyne ad agency’s TV spot for It Shoulda Been You, a long-shot new musical slated to begin performances March 17 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with official opening on April 14. Staged by David Hyde Pierce (Frasier), the comedy stars Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris and centers on two culturally incompatible families, an ex-boyfriend and a wedding.  … Read

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Chita Rivera Beckons To Broadway’s Surreal ‘The Visit’ – Hot Clip

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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a first look at the compelling TV spot created for The Visit, one of the more daring musicals slated for Broadway’s spring season. It’s eye-catching as much for what you see and hear — an almost totally digitally generated procession of ice-cool human statuary — and hear — somber music in the background — as for what you don’t see and hear: No exclamation-point-huzzahs, even though the show won several Read

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Larry David Bows On Broadway As Weak Box Office Inches Up

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Fish In The Dark began previews last week, adding a dash of excitement (Larry David-style, such as it is) to the midwinter glums. Fish closed in on $1 million at the Cort Theatre box office, well above its $876.6K gross potential and just over capacity for seven performances in the 1,073-seat Shubert-owned house. Overall, the Street was up $1.26 million to $18.8 million for 27 shows in Week 37 of the season, according to figures released by the trade group Broadway… Read