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‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’s Darren Criss Searches For Humanity In Killer Andrew Cunanan

Perhaps surprisingly, preparing for the role of notorious real-life Gianni Versace killer Andrew Cunanan in FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story wasn't such a terrifying leap for Darren Criss, despite his upbeat musical theater background. Formerly best known for his work on Ryan Murphy's Glee, Criss embraced this new, dark role, which not only brought him back into the Murphy fold, but gave him the chance to showcase his impressive acting… Read


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

Awards News

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


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


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


Danny Dyer, Martin Freeman & Tamsin Greig To Star In London’s Harold Pinter Season

Vendetta star Danny Dyer, Sherlock's Martin Freeman and Episodes’ Tamsin Greig are set to star in a season of one-act Harold Pinter plays in London. The season will mark the 10th anniversary of Pinter's death with 20 plays over six months at his eponymous theater. Dyer and Freeman will star in The Dumb Waiter, the 1957 play about two hitmen, while Tamsin Greig will star in A Kind of Alaska, inspired by Oliver Sacks' supernatural book Awakenings. Other actors appearing… Read


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

Awards News

Tony Awards Watch: Denise Gough Lands Big In New York With ‘Angels In America’

Irish actress Denise Gough won her first Olivier Award in 2016 for the starring role as a recovering addict in Duncan Macmillan’s play People, Places and Things, and her second earlier this year for her turn as Harper Pitt in Marianne Elliot’s London revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Last week, Gough – along with co-stars Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and Susan Brown – earned the Broadway transfer of Angels a record-setting 11 Tony Award nominations with her… Read

Box Office

Andrew Lloyd Webber ‘Unmasked’ Musical Retrospective Dropped From Theater’s Upcoming Season

Andrew Lloyd Webber

The new Andrew Lloyd Webber bio-musical Unmasked, which had been planned for a September debut at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, has been scuttled, for now. The regional theater said the Lloyd Webber retrospective musical will be replaced on next season’s schedule by director John Doyle’s Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple. That production will kick off Paper Mill’s 2018-2019 season on September 26. (Unmasked had been set for a September 27 debut). Mark S… Read


Broadway’s ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Sets Closing Date

A single Tony Award nomination for Children of a Lesser God wasn’t enough to keep the production going: Producer Hal Luftig says the Broadway revival will close with the Sunday, May 27 performance. The Mark Medoff play, originally staged on Broadway in 1980, was revived by director Kenny Leon and stars Joshua JacksonLauren Ridloff and Anthony Edwards. Ridloff, a former Miss Deaf America, was Tony-nominated last week for Best Actress in a Play. Her well-received… Read

Awards News

‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child’, ‘Angels In America’ Broadway Newcomers Among 2018 Theatre World Honorees

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Broadway newcomers Anthony Boyle, who plays Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, and Angels in America‘s Denise Gough are among this year’s Theatre World Award winners. See the complete list of winners below. The 74th annual Theatre World Awards, an invitation-only ceremony honoring six outstanding actors and six actresses making their Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts during the 2017-2018 theatrical season, are set for Monday, June 4, 2 p.m at Broadway’s… Read

Box Office

The Boss And ‘The Boys In The Band’ Boost Weekly Broadway Grosses 5%

The return of Bruce Springsteen’s long-running engagement at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which was on hiatus last week, and the initial previews of a starry revival of The Boys in the Band spurred a 5% increase in Broadway box office. Total grosses reached $36,994,027 for the week ending May 6, according to figures from the Broadway League, up from $35,335,327 last week. Springsteen on Broadway took in about $1.9 million from four performances, while Boys, which stars Jim… Read