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Gloria Steinem Bio-Play By Emily Mann Headed For Off-Broadway Run

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Gloria: A Life, a new play about Gloria Steinem written by Emily Mann and directed by Diane Paulus, will debut off-Broadway this fall at the Daryl Roth Theater. Roth is producing. Previews will begin previews October 2, with an official opening October 18. The play, which will have all-female creative and producing teams, will be structured in two acts: The first being a more traditional six-character play (other women depicted in the play include Bella Abzug and Flo… Read

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Tony Award Watch: David Morse Talks ‘Iceman’, ‘Elsewhere’, Denzel & ‘Dannemora’

May 25 will mark thirty years to the night when little Tommy Westphall gazed into a snow globe and revealed to nearly 23 million TV viewers that six seasons of heartbreak, joy, love, loss, emergencies and “Stat!”s – in short, St. Elsewhere – had been the daydream fancies of a young autistic boy. The revelation angered some, charmed others and, either way, capped the groundbreaking medical drama with the most audacious finale in TV history. But the shock ending wasn’t St. E… Read

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Broadway’s ‘Frozen’, ‘A Bronx Tale’ Announce North American Tour Plans

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UPDATE with Play That Goes Wrong info Disney’s Tony-nominated musical Frozen will skate across North America beginning in the fall of 2019, with an official, exclusive opening at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles during the 2019-20 season. Casting, dates and and ticket information will be announced later. Frozen will bring the number of Disney touring musicals to three, alongside The Lion King and Aladdin. The tour is the latest in recent weeks from Broadway… Read

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Obie Awards Set Andrew Garfield, Lucy Liu, Matthew Broderick As Presenters

Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of The American Theatre Wing and Peter Barbey, President and CEO of The Village Voice announce today the lineup of presenters at the 63rd Annual Obie Awards. The ceremony will take place May 21 at Terminal 5 in New York City. This year’s presenters include Academy Award and two-time Tony Award nominee Andrew Garfield, Emmy Award nominee Lucy Liu, as well as two-time Tony Award and Obie Award winner Matthew Broderick. Other presenters… Read

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Tony Nominees Nudge Broadway Box Office 4% Ahead Of Prior Week

Strong grosses for several shows pacing the field of Tony Award nominees — including Angels in America, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants — nudged the Broadway box office last week to a 4% increase over the prior week’s level. Overall grosses for the week ending May 13 came in at $38,621,280, up from $36,994,027 in the previous week. The tally was up 15% over the comparable week in 2017. With two weeks remaining in the Broadway year, grosses to date stand just north of… Read

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Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville Unearth Secrets & Treasure In ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ At BAM – Review

Richard Eyre’s staging of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, starring an ideally matched Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville, unfolds on a summer home set that fuses the transparent with the caged, a fitting backdrop to the scathing autobiographical honesty and desolation of the playwright’s masterpiece. The Bristol Old Vic production, in a limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music opening tonight and closing May 27, stars Irons as the skinflint paterfamilias… Read

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Jim Parsons Injury Forces Cancellation Of ‘The Boys In the Band’ Performance

During a Saturday matinee performance of the Broadway revival of the 1968 off-Broadway hit The Boys in the Bandcast member Jim Parsons tripped causing a cancellation of the evening show. According to the Associated Press and tweets from those attending the show, Parsons tripped during the encore. While his castmates took their bows, he limped off the stage. The official Boys in the Band Twitter account made the announcement of the cancellation after the… Read

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Tony Awards Watch: Jamie Parker Talks Broadway Magic & Being Harry Potter

The magic of Broadway’s Harry Potter and The Cursed Child can be as simple as a lightning-quick costume change, as startling as a bolt of fire sent blazing from a wizard’s wand and as spooky as the 100% convincing Dementors that float, wraith-like, over the audience at the Lyric Theatre. None of it would work, of course, without the onstage magicians themselves – a cast led by the erstwhile (and grown-up) Harry himself, Jamie Parker. The British actor, who won an Olivier… Read

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Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’, ‘My Fair Lady’ Announce National Tours

Mean Girls and My Fair Lady are taking to the road: With the Broadway productions of the musicals up for a combined 22 Tony Awards, national tours for both shows were announced today for fall 2019. Dates, cities and casting were not announced for either show. Mean Girls, the musical comedy based on Fey’s 2004 film and produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman and Paramount Pictures, is up for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical; Best Book (Fey); Best… Read

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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Broadway Dispute Settled; Show Will Go On

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Three weeks before its scheduled trial date, the lawsuit over the Aaron Sorkin-penned Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird has been settled. The estate of book author Harper Lee and producer Scott Rudin’s Rudinplay announced the deal today (read the settlement filing here). A New York judge had set a June 4 trial date for the legal dispute in which Lee’s estate claimed the lauded writer’s new production strays too far from the source book, though the producers… Read

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Olivier-Winning ‘The Ferryman’ To Hit Broadway With London Stars

Jez Butterworth’s Olivier Award-winning play The Ferryman will arrive on Broadway with most of its acclaimed London cast intact. Paddy Considine, the Olivier-winning Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O'Reilly will reprise their roles when the play hits New York in October. The initial casting announcement was made today by producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions. Last month, Butterworth’s Northern Irish drama won the Olivier for Best New Play, with… Read

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Second Stage Sets Season With New Play From ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Playwright, New Musical & Pulitzer Finalist

A new play by Dear Evan Hansen playwright Steven Levenson, a new musical from the creators of Red, Next to Normal and Avenue Q and a production of Christopher Shinn's Pulitzer Prize finalist Dying City have been announced for the 2018-19 season of New York’s Second Stage Theater. The trio of new productions join the previously announced Straight White Men, starring Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer and Tom Skerritt, and the return of Harvey Fierstein's T… Read