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‘American Psycho’ Will Close On Broadway Before The Tony Awards At $8.8M Loss

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UPDATE Friday 1:30 P.M.: Adds producers’ statement of capitalization at $8.8 million, below. EARLIER: At once shocking in its finality and completely expected, American Psycho will play its last Broadway performance on Sunday, June 5 at the Shubert Organization’s Schoenfeld Theatre, one week before the Tony Awards, the producers announced Thursday. Closing at a total loss of its capitalization, which the producers told Deadline was $8.8 million, the Duncan… Read

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Gerard & Roth: And The Tony Award For Best Song Goes To…

Waitress Drew Gehling, Jessie Muellwer

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline's Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres majority owner and president Jordan Roth talk about the state of the industry, the only stipulation being no holds barred. GERARD: Well of course there is no Tony Award for Best Song, but there ought to be. We’re seeing a surge on Broadway of contemporary song-writing teams and the original cast albums they generate are best sellers; note the Grammy Award for Hamilton. This season we have Sara Bareilles in her… Read

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Tony Awards Presenters: Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett & More

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Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Carole King, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller and Saoirse Ronan will join nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell as presenters for the 70th Tony Awards, set for June 12 on CBS. Martin and Brickell are behind the musical Bright Star, which garnered five nominations. James Corden will host the ceremony live at the Beacon Theatre. The show is presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American… Read

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Broadway’s Miller Time Continues With Roundabout Revival Of ‘The Price’

Arthur Miller

Broadway’s Arthur Miller revivalfest continues next season with the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Arthur Miller's 1968 drama The Price, directed by Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney. Last seen on Broadway in 1999, the new staging will begin previews February 16, 2017 and open March 16 at the American Airlines Theatre for a limited engagement through May 7. When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education… Read

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‘Paramour’ Lands On 42nd Street, One Small Step For Broadway, One Giant Leap For Cirque Du Soleil, Inc. – Review

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The lovestruck heart doesn’t merely leap in Paramour. It flips, flies, frolics, flits, flounces, trips to the moon on gossamer wings, beats like a boogie and jumps like a bean — everything exactly as one should expect from romance as filtered through the prism of Cirque du Soleil. Officially starting the 2016-2017 season, this is the show with which the Montreal-based global franchise plants its standard on Broadway, promising — and, in spades, delivering — a mashup of 42n… Read

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Heads To Broadway For November Bow

Actor Ben Platt, left, and Director Michael Greif, right, pose for a photo at the Arena Stage in Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015. The star and director of a new musical being developed at Arena Stage called "Dear Evan Hansen" debuts July 10. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Award-winning new musical Dear Evan Hansen, which world premiered at Arena Stage in Washington, DC this past summer and will wrap its New York premiere at Second Stage this Sunday, is headed to Broadway. The show will begin performances in November at a Shubert theater to-be-announced, producer Stacey Mindich said today. With a book by Steven Levenson, score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and direction by Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen is coming off two 2016 Obie Awards… Read

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Tony Nominee George C. Wolfe On ‘Shuffle Along’ & The Problem Of Success – Deadline Q&A

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On the subject of success, George C. Wolfe has always been ambivalent. Wary. ”When I was little, I remember rehearsing starving, so that when I got to New York I would know how to do it,” he told me. “I came to New York to write and direct, and when I got here, a lot of my rage came out.” As it happens, he said that to me 30 years ago, shortly after the opening of his take-no-prisoners satire, The Colored Museum, at the Public Theater. In the three-decade interregnum, he… Read

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Broadway’s ‘Tuck Everlasting’ Proves Mortal, Will Shutter On Sunday

Tuck Everlasting

The Broadway cast of Tuck Everlasting got an early and unwelcome Memorial Day weekend gift this evening: They were told the musical will play its final performance on Sunday at 7:30 PM. It will have played 28 previews and 39 regular performances at the Shubert Organization's Broadhurst Theatre. The family-targeted show opened April 26 to mostly tepid reviews and failed to generate any box office heat. In the most recent week, Tuck sold $325.3K worth of tickets, well below… Read

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‘Angels In America’ Opera, Hal Prince’s Staging Of ‘Candide’ Slated For Revived N.Y. City Opera Season

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Emerging from the ashes of bankruptcy and mismanagement, the revived New York City Opera will present a season beginning in September at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater and other venues, General Director Michael Capasso announced today. Among the offerings are two with strong roots on Broadway: The New York premiere, in a new production, of Péter Eötvös’ opera adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic Angels in America; and Harold Prince’s new… Read

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Broadway’s 2015-2016 Season Ends On $1.37B High Note

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Ticketbuyers clamoring to be in the room where it happens — namely the Richard Rodgers Theatre, home of the season’s runaway blockbuster Hamilton — helped push the Broadway box office to its highest tally ever as the 2015-2016 season came to a close on Sunday. Total attendance reached 13,317,980 and Broadway shows rang up $1,373,253,725 in grosses, making it the best attended and highest grossing season in Broadway recorded history. Adding to the record was the total of… Read

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Robert De Niro & Tony Roberts Salute Master Teacher Wynn Handman

Robert De  Nior, Wynn Handman and Tony Roberts

EXCLUSIVE: Outside on West 54th Street in Manhattan, passersby were doing double-takes as a not-quite incognito Robert De Niro cooled his  heels, waiting for a cue. He wasn’t making a movie. In a studio ten flights above, 100 or more students, friends, family and colleagues of legendary acting teacher and director Wynn Handman, fanning themselves in silence, awaiting his arrival for a surprise 94th birthday toast and sing-a-long. When Handman finally did appear, he was… Read

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Ambassador Theatre Group Founders Panter & Squire Are Out, Unnerving Broadway

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UPDATE 12:45 PM: Adds comments from Cirque du Soleil theater chief Scott Zeiger and more, below. EARLIER: It’s more like a separation agreement than an all-out divorce, but Wednesday’s surprise management shakeup at London-based Ambassador Theatre Group is sending shockwaves through Broadway. Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire — the husband-and-wife team who founded what has evolved into the world’s largest live-theater-owning company — announced they are stepping off the… Read