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Alec Baldwin, Laurence Fishburne, LaTanya Richardson Jackson To Read At Arthur Miller’s 100th Birthday Party

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The centenary of the Death Of A Salesman playwright’s birth is being celebrated with Broadway revivals and much academic truffle-sniffing, but this event might get closest to the heart of Arthur Miller’s legacy: The Arthur Miller Foundation has announced a star-filled Broadway benefit performance on January 25. The one-night-only gathering to raise funds for the Foundation's theater and film education programs will feature performances by Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, Lauren… Read


Tony Awards Pushed Back To June 12

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Broadway will have to wait an additional week to find out the 2016 Tony Awards winners. CBS just announced that the live broadcast will take place June 12, not June 5 as it had earlier scheduled. The event will be held at New York’s Beacon Theater at 8 PM ET. Nominations will be announced on May 3 from the Paramount Hotel. The announcement was previously set for April 29. This will be the 70th anniversary for the Tonys, first held at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand… Read


Weinstein Live Entertainment Will Bring French ‘Rain’ To Broadway


Weinstein Live Entertainment (WLE) will team up with Théâtre du Châtelet to bring the Paris company’s production of Singin’ In The Rain to Broadway in 2016 and on a world tour. Dates, theaters and other details will be announced later. The show will mark Théâtre du Châtelet's latest Broadway venture following last season’s still-running An American In Paris, which provided the debut as director and choreographer of dance star Christopher Wheeldon. WLE also has a… Read


‘Dames At Sea’ Revival Hits Broadway Iceberg, No Survivors

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The high-energy retro musical Dames At Sea, which seemed to founder in its own flop sweat since opening in October to tepid reviews, will close on January 3 after a disappointing run of 85 performances and 32 previews at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The producers hope to launch a national tour beginning in fall 2016. The closing is likely to settle the question of where Stephen Karam’s The Humans will land in the spring, since opening to rave reviews and announcing a move… Read

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Broadway Will Revisit ‘Miss Saigon’ & Irving Berlin As Off Broadway Juices Upcoming Slates Too

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Sir Cameron Mackintosh announced Thursday that his London revival of Miss Saigon, slated to shutter in February, will move to Broadway late next season with its stars and directors intact. Eva Noblezada will play Kim (the role originated by Lea Salonga 26 years ago, in a Tony-winning performance) and Jon Jon Briones will play the Engineer (played by Jonathan Pryce in 1991, winning both a Tony and the approbation of protesters who felt the Amerasian part should not have… Read

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Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Will Kiss And Make Up In Musical ‘War Paint’

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Call it the battle of the brands: A pair of Broadway stars will play two titans of the cosmetics industry in War Paint, a new musical that’s just been slated for its world premiere early next summer at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. It’s set to begin performances June 28, 2016. The show, by the Grey Gardens team of Doug Wright (book) and Scott Frankel and Michael Korie (score), charts the rise and rivalry of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, to be played by Patti LuPone… Read

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George Takei, Lea Salonga Survive WWII Internment In Broadway’s New ‘Allegiance’ – Review


George Takei, who would grow up to play Lt. Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, was five years old in 1942 when his family and some 120,000 other Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast were forcibly relocated to internment camps in California and more distant places. His memory of those years of humiliation, deprivation and determination has been filtered through the prism of a creative trio of musical-theater novices. The result is Allegiance, a somewhat ungainly musical that… Read

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Gloria Estefan Musical ‘On Your Feet!’ Brings A New Star To Broadway; Trump That! – Review

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A star is born with On Your Feet! — the latest Broadway jukebox musical and one that, opening on the eve of Donald Trump’s Saturday Night Live gig couldn’t be timelier. A biotuner scripted by Alexander Dinelaris (a playwright and one of the three writers on Birdman), On Your Feet!  at the Marquis Theatre tells the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, children of Cuban immigrants who met, married and built the Miami Sound Machine into a global hitmonster that crossed the… Read


‘Spotlight’s Brian d’Arcy James On Journalism Versus Acting & Playing A Nerd – Q&A

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EXCLUSIVE: In Spotlight, three Boston Globe reporters and their editor work doggedly to expose a terrible injustice: The widespread rape and sexual abuse of children by priests in the Boston archdiocese, while Cardinal Bernard Law and his functionaries did everything within their considerable power to deflect the blame and to cover up the crimes. Already declared a front-runner for the Best Picture Oscar, the Thomas McCarthy film has reopened a national conversation about… Read


Cameron Mackintosh Nabs Top Licensing Exec For Euro Operations

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Bert Fink is, no doubt, a most happy fella. The one-time Broadway press agent spent 26 years in the brain trust of the New York-based Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, building a reputation as one of the most-respected and well-liked executives in the complex and sometimes contentious arena of licensing rights for musical-theater productions. After three years representing R&H in London, Fink has harkened to the sound of different music, switching to rival firm Music… Read

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Kevin Bacon Sparks Some Thrills & Chills In Broadway-Bound ‘Rear Window’ – Review

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Given the right dosage of care and encouragement, Rear Window could become the best old-fashioned thriller Broadway has seen since Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. And that was a very long time ago. Just don’t expect Grace Kelly — or James Stewart or any facsimiles thereof. A terrific Kevin Bacon in the marquee role is reason enough for this project to move forward from Connecticut’s Hartford Stage, where it’s trying out. And if he’s not, there’s also Alexander Dodge’s inspired… Read

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Gerard & Roth On Lupita Nyong’o’s Move, Keira Knightley’s Broadway Debut And: Should Producers Follow The Uber Model?

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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: Two serious plays are moving to Broadway this season. Hoorah, say I. And hoorah for the producers moving them: Scott Rudin, in the case of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Humans, by the remarkable Stephen Karam; and Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey in the case of… Read