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Bruce Willis Will Make His Broadway Debut This Fall In ‘Misery’

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UPDATED with more information throughout: Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures confirmed this afternoon that Bruce Willis will co-star with New York stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House Of Cards) in Misery as the successful romance-novel author rescued and held captive by his “Number One Fan.” William Goldman’s play is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel and the 1990 film that the Princess Bride screenwriter co-wrote with King, starring James Caan and… Read

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Broadway-In-A-Box Grows As Key Brand Entertainment Nabs The Broadway Channel

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What do you watch on that hotel-room TV? Key Brand Entertainment owner John Gore hopes that Kinky Boots will prevail over kinky everything else. KBE, which produces, promotes and sells tickets to legit shows via Broadway Across America, Broadway.com and Group Sales Box Office, has acquired The Broadway Channel, which creates theater-related programming seen mostly on hotel cable channels. Terms weren’t disclosed. "We are looking forward to the expansion and opportunities… Read

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‘Hamilton’ Fever: Hitmaker Lin-Manuel Miranda Channels Tony Manero In New Logo

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A star is born: With the run at the Public Theater sold out and arrival on Broadway this summer assured, the producers of Hamilton unveiled their striking new logo for the show. Striking because Lin-Manuel Miranda, the unofficial mayor of Washington Heights who wrote the book and hip-hop score and plays the title role of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, looks in the poster a bit like the brother from another borough — Tony Manero in silhouette. Like, 1776 meet 1976. Joh… Read

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Diane Lane & Tony Shalhoub Probe ‘Mystery Of Love & Sex': Review

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The best new play of this young year has brought pros Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub and relative newcomers Gayle Rankin and Mamoudou Athie to Lincoln Center Theater At The Mitzi Newhouse in The Mystery Of Love & Sex. Bathsheba Doran’s keenly satisfying comedy of sexual matters and manners is a coming-of-age tale in the age of coming-and-going that bears a palpable kinship with Read

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Ives’ ‘Lives’, Harvey Weinstein Benched, Clive Owen Broadway Bound, ‘Hedwig’ Newcomer: Live In NYC

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Clive Owen will make his Broadway debut in a revival of Harold Pinter’s Old Times, directed by Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge (La Cage Aux Folles). Previews for the Roundabout Theatre Company production will begin September 17, followed by the official opening on October 15. "My first season with Roundabout included Old Times, our first Broadway season opened with The Homecoming and we opened the first Laura Pels Theatre with Moonlight,” said Roundabout artistic director… Read

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‘Hamilton’ Musical Unveils Post-Tony Broadway Opening After Sold-Out Run, Rave Reviews

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UPDATE, 3:45 PM: The Public Theater announced this afternoon that Jonathan Groff has been cast as Brian d’Arcy James’ replacement as King George in Hamilton. Groff (HBO’s Looking, Fox’s Glee) joins the cast next Tuesday, March 3, at the Public Theater. The show moves to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in July. PREVIOUS, TUESDAY, 2:30PM with more information throughout. The hit rap-based musical Hamilton is moving from the Public Theater to Broadway this summer, the… Read

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Larry David, Queen Liz Heat Up February’s Broadway B.O.; Will `Iceman’ Cometh Uptown?

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EXCLUSIVE: Eugene O’Neill may be coming back to Broadway, courtesy of producer Scott Rudin. But first: Bitter cold weather isn’t thwarting theatergoers’ determination to get in on previews of Fish In The Dark and The Audience. Larry David’s new play about a death in the family went clean in eight previews, grossing $1.18M at the Shubert-owned Cort Theatre, an impressive 117% of its gross potential. Fish producer Scott Rudin’s got his hands full, as usual; I hear… Read

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Benedict Cumberbatch To Be (Or Not To Be) Broadcast In Barbican ‘Hamlet’

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The Oscar-nominated Imitation Game star (and newylwed following a formal wedding recently on the Isle Of Wight) will play the Melancholy Dane in a long-since sold-out production this summer at London’s Barbican Centre. The director is Lyndsey Turner, best known stateside for last year’s knockout Broadway revival of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal at the Roundabout Theatre Company. Sonia Friedman is producing the Shakespeare drama (no other casting has been announced yet)… Read

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Your Date With History? How About $1,656 For ‘Hamilton’ At The Public Theater?

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The hottest Broadway musical of the season isn’t on Broadway—yet. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton opened on Tuesday at the Public Theater to rave reviews, setting off a ticket-buying frenzy to the show’s sold-out run at the House Joe Papp Built as theatergoers scramble for tickets before the inevitable move uptown. With two extensions already added, the show—American history wrapped in rap, as song-and-danced through the eyes of Miranda’s Alexander Hamilton—is slated to… Read

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Revolutionary ‘Hamilton’ Raps Up American History With ‘Les Miz’ Fervor: Review

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Word about Lin-Manuela Miranda’s Hamilton has been spreading, circulating, building to a fever pitch since May, 2009, when he performed the title song (and, at the time, the show’s only song) at a White House gathering hosted by the Obamas. I can’t think of another show since Les Miserables, in 1987, that’s generated so much pre-opening excitement. And I can’t think of another show since Rent, in 1996, at which I felt the thrill not only of a promise being fulfilled but… Read