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Jake Gyllenhaal Fills The Canvas of Sondheim & Lapine’s ‘Sunday In The Park With George’ – Review

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Sunday In ThePark With George' at new York City Center.

Who knew? Jake Gyllenhaal can be brooding (Brokeback Mountain), intense (Nightcrawler, Zodiac) and weird (Enemy). But who knew he could out-Mandy Patinkin Mandy Patinkin? Yet that’s exactly what he does in the outstanding concert version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday In The Park With George. The last of its too-brief run of performances is tonight; slated as a fundraiser for New York City Center’s invaluable concert series… Read

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Glenn Close Will Resurrect Norma Desmond In ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Revival On Broadway This Spring

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Glenn Close (Norma Desmond) and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music) backstage
'Sunset Boulevard' musical, Press Night, London, Britain - 4 Apr 2016

UPDATE, noon with more information throughout. EARLIER: As if she never said good-bye, Glenn Close is ready for her close-up — again. After weeks of rumors, Close announced today that she’ll reprise the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway in the wake of knockout reviews for a London revival by the English National Opera. The 16-week engagement of the ENO production is slated to begin performances February 2 at the Palace Theatre, with opening night… Read

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Broadway Box Office: ‘1812’ Overtures Bode Well For ‘Great Comet’ With $1.1M Week


The Ars Nova production of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 blazed onto Broadway last week with $1.13 million in ticket sales at the Imperial Theatre, an extraordinary 15 percent above its projected gross potential of $981,302. Nearly every seat was filled for all eight previews in the 1,136-seat Shubert Organization house, with a commendable average ticket price of $130.32. This despite — or perhaps in part because of — a tempest blowing over billing for the… Read

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Rachel Weisz Leads A Chilly ‘Plenty’ Revival At The Public Theater – Review

Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll in David Hare's 'Plenty.'

Susan Traherne, the heroine of David Hare’s 1978 drama Plenty, is hard to love. She has a tendency to pop off on matters of social and political delicacy, an inconvenient trait for the wife of a British diplomat in the years following World War II. She exudes disappointment in a proscribed life with a weak man, neither of which can ever live up to the excitement and promise she felt as a courier in the Resistance during the war. That disappointment has driven her to… Read

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‘Burn This’ Broadway Revival With Jake Gyllenhaal Postponed Until 2017-2018

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'Nocturnal Animals' photocall, 73rd Venice Film Festival, Italy - 02 Sep 2016

Burn This, the Broadway revival of the Landford Wilson play that was to be a starring vehicle for Jake Gyllenhaal and the first production in the refurbished Hudson Theatre after five decades, has been postponed. Producers Stacey Mindich and Jessica R. Jenen just made the announcement, citing “scheduling conflicts with the show's star.” Gyllenhaal is set to co-star next week with Annaleigh Ashford in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday In The Pa… Read


’13 Going On 30′ Going To Broadway; Revolution Preps Musical Take On 2004 Hit


EXCLUSIVE: Revolution Studios is teaming with veteran producers Andy Fickman, Dean Stolber and Todd Garner to mount a Broadway musical version of hit 2004 romantic comedy, 13 Going On 30. Fickman will direct the show whose book will be penned by the film’s screenwriters Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Music and lyrics are by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Broadway’s First Date). Mining the material from the Revolution catalog is the latest move for the studio as it’s… Read

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Nathan Lane’s The News In Scott Rudin’s Star-Packed ‘Front Page’ Revival

John Slattery and Nathan Lane in 'The Front Page' on Broadway

There are a couple of ways to go in reviewing a new revival of The Front Page. One could bemoan the demise of hard copy and the glory days of tabloid journalism, not to mention of Broadway itself. One could wax Wiki about the celluloid spawn of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s 1928 Broadway hit, beginning with the Howard Hughes-produced 1931 film starring Adolphe Menjou as headline hungry newspaper editor Walter Burns and Pat O’Brien as his… Read

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Mike Bartlett’s ‘Love, Love, Love’ Sizzles With Amy Ryan, Zoe Kazan – Review

Amy Ryan and Alex Hurt in 'Love, Love, Love.'

Before the prodigiously gifted British writer Mike Bartlett wrote last year’s Broadway knockout King Charles III and the BBC’s Doctor Foster, he was what might be called a New Angry Young Man in the tradition of fellow countryman Stephen Poliakoff (Gideon’s Daughter) and our own Michael Weller (Spoils Of War, Moonchildren), casting a jaundiced eye on the Woodstock generation and its discontented spawn. That includes Bartlett’s excoriating Love, Love Love, written six… Read

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Michael Kors Drops $1.5M On Roundabout Company’s Sondheim Theatre – Update

Rendering of the Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere Lounge.

UPDATE, Wednesday afternoon: The Roundabout Theatre Company today issued this clarification regarding the Michael Kors/Lance Le Pere bequest: “Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere made a $1.5 million gift to Roundabout's 50th Anniversary campaign, and more specifically, to its Musical Theatre Fund, to support the development and production of musicals on RTC stages. As recognition for this generous gift, Roundabout has named the Sondheim Theatre lounge in their honor.” PREVIOUS… Read

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‘Falsettos’, ‘Front Page’ Gain Momentum As Broadway Box Office Stays Steady


A busy Broadway week disrupted by Yom Kippur’s impact on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s performances demonstrated growing interest in fall’s new offerings, as older shows slipped at the box office. A revival of William Finn and James Lapine’s musical Falsettos continued to inch up at Jujamcyn Theatres’ Walter Kerr, gaining $53K over the previous week. Some 90% of the seats were filled at a heavily discounted average ticket price of $67.73, in the run-up to that musical’s… Read

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Names Broadway Producer Ken Davenport To Head Really Useful North America

Helen Mirren and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Ken Davenport, a Broadway multi-tasker as producer, ticket broker, blogger, event organizer, theater owner and general manager, has joined Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group as Executive Producer for North America, effective immediately. Davenport will report to RUG president Jessica Koravos, overseeing the company’s ventures on Broadway and on tour in North America, including three current Broadway runs, The Phantom Of The Opera, School Of Rock – the Musical and Ca… Read

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Diane Lane Flits Through A Merry `Cherry Orchard’; Mary-Louise Parker & Dennis Arndt Dazzle In ‘Heisenberg’ – Broadway Review

Harold Perrineau and Diane Lane in The Cherry Orchard on Broadway.

Diane Lane stars in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway revival of The Cherry Orchard. This beautiful film actor (Trumbo, Unfaithful) can hardly be accused of helicoptering down to the Broadway landing pad: Last year off-Broadway she and Tony Shalhoub anchored one of the best plays of the season, Bathsheba Doran’s The Mystery Of Love & Sex. As a very young thespian she appeared in the ensemble of a memorable Cherry Orchard with Irene Worth as the undone land-owner… Read