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Sienna Miller & Jack O’Connell Head To ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ In London’s West End

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'Live By Night' film premiere, BFI Southbank, London, UK - 11 Jan 2017

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell are set to star in Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in London's West End. The Young Vic production will be staged by Benedict Matthews, who previously directed his own version of Three Sisters as well as A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, which transferred to New York last year. It's been six years since Miller has performed on the London stage with Flare Path. She'll play Maggie, the… Read

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‘Sunday In The Park’ Review: Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford Bring Revival To Broadway’s Newest Theater

Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal in "Sunday In The Park With George."

And then there were 41. Broadway’s roster of houses, where stars are born or confirmed, and where theater folks come in hopes of finding Tony glory, expanded by one Thursday night with the re-opening of the Hudson Theatre, recently taken over by the Ambassador Theatre Group, updated and restored to autumnal golden glory. To mark the occasion, ATG imported a celebrated concert revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer prize-winning musical Sunday In The Park W… Read

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Review: Steven Levenson’s ‘If I Forget’ And John Kander’s ‘Kid Victory’

Jeremy Shamos and Kate Walsh in "If I Forget."

Talk about having your moment: Masters of Sex writer Steven Levenson wrote the book for Broadway’s new hit Dear Evan Hansen and recently signed on as book writer for Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s new movie musical under producer Marc Platt. With If I Forget, Levenson returns to the Roundabout Theatre Company, which earlier presented his The Language of Trees and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin. Brilliantly staged and at once funny and deeply unsettling, If I… Read

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New Shows & Glenn Close Blast Broadway Box Office 29% Out Of Winter Freeze

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Michael Xavier in "Sunset Boulevard" on Broadway.

With a holiday weekend, three new shows, plus Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo adding more star power to a roster that already sees fans lining up outside the Barrymore Theatre, angling for Cate Blanchett’s autograph, Broadway saw a 29%  jump at the box office last week. Sailing on great notices for her Norma Desmond redux, Close’s turn in Sunset Boulevard posted $1.3 million for seven performances at the Nederlander Organization’s Palace… Read

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Review: Matthew Broderick Heads Killer Cast In Wallace Shawn’s ‘Evening At The Talk House’

Matthew Broderick and Wallace Shawn

It’s party time at the Talk House, the kind of hangout people of a certain age or nostalgic bent associate with Greenwich Village watering holes like the White Horse Tavern and the Lion’s Head, where tatty writers schnorred drinks and grubbed smokes from plusher colleagues while woozily embroidering tales of the good old days. Wallace Shawn’s Evening At The Talk House, a New Group production at the Signature Theatre Center, takes place at the Talk House on the 10th… Read

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Review: Tony Winner Reed Birney Flies From Agony To Ecstasy In ‘Man From Nebraska’

Reed Birney and Heidi Armbruster in "Man From Nebraska."

That remarkable actor Reed Birney, a Tony winner last season for his haunted portrayal of a dad in crisis in The Humans, plays a related role in Tracy LettsMan From Nebraska, which opened last night at off-Broadway’s Second Stage. One night that has been much like any other in the life of this comfortably secure Bread Basket Baptist, Birney’s Ken Carpenter abandons bed for bathroom, where he begins weeping. Sobbing, really, the uncontrollable kind that makes audience… Read

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Jake Gyllenhaal, That Times Review Of ‘Big River’ & Garth Drabinsky: Gerard & Roth

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Sunday in ThePark With George' at NewYork City center.

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline theater critic Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres president Jordan Roth discuss the hottest topics on the Rialto, the only precondition being: no holds barred. JEREMY GERARD: Your newest corporate neighbor, Ambassador Theatre Group, has christened the Hudson Theatre, beautifully updated and returned to service as a 1,000-seat Broadway house, with the Encores! revival of Sunday In The Park With George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh… Read

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‘Sunset Boulevard’ With Glenn Close Extended On Broadway

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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

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close is extending its run an additional four weeks, producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner said today. The revival’s limited engagement, which scored rave reviews when it opened Monday at the Palace Theatre, will now play through Sunday, June 25. Close returns to the role she originated in December 1993 at the Shubert Theatre in Century City before moving the show to Broadway a year later. As… Read

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Winter Chill, Dark Houses Bring Broadway Box Office To A Standstill

Glenn Close  and 
Michael Xavier in "Sunset Boulevard" on Broadway.

Nearly half the houses on Broadway – 18 of 41 theaters – were dark last week in the winter hibernation as producers geared up for the spring march of new shows. That’s a significant fall-off from a year ago, when there were 31 shows running, and ticket sales naturally reflect that difference: Week 38 of the 2016-17 season rang up $19.8 million in sales, versus $25.7 million a year ago; that’s despite a 10 percent increase in the average ticket price across the board, to… Read

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Harvey Fierstein’s Landmark ‘Torch Song’ Set For Fall Revival With Michael Urie

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Second Stage Theatre will present a revival of Harvey Fierstein's groundbreaking seriocomedy Torch Song Trilogy, renamed simply Torch Song and staged by Moisés Kaufman, this fall at the company’s off-Broadway Tony Kiser Theatre on West 43rd Street. Previews will begin September 26. Michael Urie, winner of the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and LA Critics Award for his performance in Buyer & Cellar, will star as Arnold Beckoff, the role created by and originally… Read

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Review: ‘Fade’ and ‘Big River’ Off-Broadway; Broadway Directors At The Metropolitan Opera

Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez, in "Fade."

The tradition of New York playwrights biting the Hollywood hand that feeds them is as tried as the fizzy comedies of Kaufman & Hart (Light Up The Sky, Once In A Lifetime) and true as the biting satires of Theresa Rebeck (The Family Of Mann) and Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed). Add to that list Tanya Saracho, whose funny, sharply written new play Fade (at off-Broadway’s estimable Primary Stages, in residence at the Cherry Lane Theater) is set at a Hollywood… Read

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‘Sunset Boulevard’ Review: Glenn Close Returns To Broadway

Glenn Close is Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard."

Glenn Close first played Norma Desmond in the U.S. debut of Sunset Boulevard when it opened in December 1993 at the Shubert Theatre in Century City before bringing the show to Broadway a year later. She’s returned in a version that’s both stripped down – the scenery is closer in style to an Encores! concert at City Center than John Napier’s over-the-top sets back then – and beefed-up, with a 40-piece onstage orchestra at the Palace Theatre that allows Andrew Lloyd… Read