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‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Review: Broadway’s Perfectly Enchanted Evening (Or Two)

Like any magic worth an incantation, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, opening on Broadway at the Lyric Theater tonight, depends on unspoiled illusions, a delight in life’s wonders and the skills to present it all as if no one had ever even considered its combinations before, much less pulled them off. I won’t spoil any illusions – the production itself handles the rest. Cursed Child is a marvel, a shape-shifting play that effortlessly incorporates music and… Read


Nyle DiMarco Went From ‘America’s Next Top Model’ To Broadway Producer: How ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Paved The Way

When Nyle DiMarco won the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2016, he was following in the ballroom steps of deaf actress Marlee Matlin, who danced (but didn’t win) on the show back in 2008. It was DiMarco’s second reality TV show victory in as many years: He’d already taken the top honor on The CW’s America’s Next Top Model, the show’s first deaf contestant. And now once again, DiMarco’s life and career has intersected with Matlin’s. The… Read


Bette Midler Returning To Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ For Production’s End Run

Bette Midler is heading back where she belongs, returning to Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! for the final six weeks of the hit Tony-winning show that won her a Tony of her own. Bernadette Peters, who took over the role after Midler’s departure, will end her run as previously scheduled on July 15, with Midler taking the stage July 17 through the show’s closing on August 25. Producer Scott Rudin made the announcement today, and tickets for Midler’s return go on sale Saturday… Read

Box Office

‘My Fair Lady’ Broadway Review: Lauren Ambrose’s Eliza Brings Fair Fight To Professor Henry Higgins

While Carousel spins its gorgeous melodies and troublesome social politics in Midtown Manhattan, My Fair Lady, its lighter-hearted companion in the Big Book of treasured musicals toting outdated notions, has opened some 20 blocks north in a sumptuous Lincoln Center Theater production, its cast of 37 led by a tempestuous Lauren Ambrose and, in his Broadway debut, Harry Hadden-Paton, best known stateside for a Prince Charming turn on Downton Abbey but here making a right… Read


Andrew Lloyd Webber To Be Honored At American Theatre Wing 2018 Gala

Andrew Lloyd-Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber will be honored at the American Theatre Wing’s 2018 annual gala in September, the organization, which co-presents the Tony Awards, announced today. "There was only one way we could follow up last year's centennial blow-out, and that was by paying tribute to one of the great, unstoppable forces shaping both the theatrical landscape and popular culture over the past half-century: Andrew Lloyd Webber," said Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the… Read


Tony Awards Watch: ‘The Band’s Visit’ Delivered A Personal Reckoning (And A Broadway Catchphrase) To Ari’el Stachel

Do you know Chet Baker? Among its other achievements, Broadway’s acclaimed musical The Band’s Visit has handed the theater community its best pick-up line in ages. Repeated with faux-debonnaire panache and minor variations to great comic effect by actor Ari'el Stachel in the supporting role of Haled, the self-styled ladies man and trumpet player in the tale’s Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, the show’s unplanned catchphrase – equal parts earnestness and desperation… Read

Awards News

Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Angels In America’ Among Drama League Award Nominees – Complete List

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, Angels in America, the Denzel Washington-starrer The Iceman Cometh and the Tina Fey-penned Mean Girls were among the Broadway productions scoring nominations for this year’s New York Drama League awards. The 2018 Broadway and Off-Broadway nominees were announced in the categories of Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical… Read


Sara Bareilles And Josh Groban Set To Host 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the awards producers announced today. The awards are set for Sunday, June 10, 8 pm ET/delayed PT, on CBS. Both Bareilles and Groban will be first-time hosts the show, each coming off recent Broadway successes. Bareilles starred in the hit Waitress, which she also composed the music and lyrics for, earning her first Tony Award nomination. She more… Read


‘American Idol’ Alum Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young Join Planned Off-Broadway Musical

Exclusive: Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, former American Idol contestants and real-life couple, have signed on to star in Hit Her With The Skates, the musical that premiered at New Jersey’s Hamilton Stage last season and is eying an Off Broadway production for the fall. The musical by Christine Rea and Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli, had a sold-out run at the Rahway, New Jersey theater last season, getting a boost of attention from critics and ticket… Read


New York City Launches $5 Million Grant Initiative For Women In Film & Theater

New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment has announced what it calls a groundbreaking series of initiatives targeting the underrepresentation of women in the entertainment industries, including the establishment of a $5 million fund to provide grants supporting film and theater projects for and about women. "Women are not a niche market,” said MOME Commissioner Julie Menin. “It's incredibly discouraging that while women comprise 52% of the city's… Read


Broadway-Bound ‘The Cher Show’ Finds Its Chers; Complete Casting Announced

The Cher Show, headed for Broadway, has found its remaining Chers for the pre-Broadway run in Chicago: Actresses Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond will join the previously announced Stephanie J. Block as the legendary singer at three stages in her life. The show’s complete casting was announced today by producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller. The castings were not confirmed for the Broadway run. The new musical will premiere in a June 12-July 15 limited engagement at… Read


Scott Rudin Sues Harper Lee Estate Claiming Interference Threatens Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Scott Rudin

Producer Scott Rudin has fired back at the estate of author Harper Lee, charging in a lawsuit filed yesterday that a lawsuit filed last month by estate executor Tonja B. Carter could shoot down a much anticipated Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. Yesterday’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Rudin’s production company Rudinplay, demands $10 million from Lee’s estate, claiming that investors "are not willing to invest millions of dollars… Read