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Keri Russell To Join Adam Driver In ‘Burn This’ Broadway Revival

The AmericansKeri Russell will join the previously announced Adam Driver in Michael Mayer’s Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's Burn This, producer David Binder announced today. The play begins performances in March 2019 at a theater to be announced. The production will mark Russell’s first appearance on a New York stage since her 2005 Off-Broadway debut in Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig. Russell will play Anna, one of four New Yorkers brought together at a funeral following an… Read

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Tony Winner Sarah Jones Brings One-Woman Show ‘Sell/Buy/Date’ To Los Angeles

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Jones is making her return to the west coast to open her one-woman show Sell/Buy/Date at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center on Oct. 14. Andrew Carlberg has been brought on to produce the show for the Tony Award-winning playwright and performer at the Renberg Theatre. Directed by Carolyn Cantor, the critically-acclaimed Sell/Buy/Date is inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry… Read

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From Shakespeare To Elton John: Composer Shaina Taub Gets Ready To Wear ‘Prada’ – On Theater

Composer, actress and accordion player Shaina Taub will hang up her squeezebox – temporarily, rest assured – this Sunday when her acclaimed Shakespeare in the Park musical adaptation of Twelfth Night closes its month-long run, bringing an end to a two-year journey that had the now-29-year-old songwriter working with everyone from non-professional performers in all five New York boroughs to the artistic directors of Manhattan’s Public Theater (Oskar Eustis) and London’s… Read

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Hollywood’s Dolby And Pantages Theaters Partner On Pact To Bring Broadway To Oscar’s Home

Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards, America’s Got Talent, movie premieres and concerts, will begin hosting Broadway touring productions in 2020, the venue’s owner, along with the Nederlander Organization, announced today. The venue will continue its current programming. The addition of Broadway productions marks an agreement between CIM Group, which owns and operates the Dolby, and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, the Nederlander Organization’s longtime… Read

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Broadway’s ‘Gettin’ The Band Back Together’ Cranks Up Jukebox Hero Pipe Dreams: Review

Middle-age urges to re-live old garage band pipe dreams are typically best kept to dank basements and sound-proofed garages, and Broadway’s Gettin’ The Band Back Together doesn’t exactly prove otherwise. Still, the playful musical is more infectious than you might expect. Be warned, though: Enjoyment of Gettin’ The Band Back Together will be in direct proportion to a tolerance for not-so-young guys making guitar faces and devil horn hand gestures for two and a half… Read

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‘Pretty Woman’ & ‘Boys In The Band’ Break House Records As Broadway Box Office Hits $37M

Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Boys in the Band broke house records last week as Broadway’s box office held steady into the summer’s dog days. Total b.o. for the 31 shows climbed a tad to $37,289,893, about 2.4% over the previous week, with attendance of 277,794 showing a slight dip of an identical percentage. Higher average ticket prices – $134 compared to the previous week’s $128 – kept box office from slipping during the season’s Week 11, ending Aug. 12. Bidding… Read

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‘Chicago P.D.’ Star Amy Morton To Stage All-Female ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ On Broadway

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An all-female cast will hit Broadway in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross next year under the direction of Chicago P.D. actress Amy Morton. The new production will begin performances in May 2019, with cast, design team, a venue and exact dates to be announced. The producing team is headed by Jeffrey Richards, Will Trice, Rebecca Gold and Steve Traxler. Morton, Tony-nominated as an actress for her Broadway performances in August: Osage County… Read

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Times Square Revitalizer Cora Cahan To Step Down From Long-Running Role In Nonprofit Group

Cora Cahan, a key figure in the transformation of Times Square from porn wasteland to New York’s premiere family-friendly tourist destination, will step down next year from her position as founding President and CEO of the nonprofit New 42nd Street organization. Her departure, set for June 2019, was announced by Fiona Rudin, The New 42nd Street's board chairman Fiona Rudin. "It has been a privilege as well as a challenge to take part in the transformation of the heart of… Read

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Broadway’s ‘Tootsie’ Musical Announces Venue, Sets Opening Date

Tootsie, the musical adaptation of the hit 1982 Dustin Hoffman comedy, has announced its opening date and Broadway venue: Director Scott Ellis’ staging will begin previews March 29, 2019, at the Marquis Theatre, with an opening date of Tuesday, April 23. The musical, from Scott Sanders Productions, will makes its world premiere this fall in a pre-Broadway engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, Sept. 11 – Oct. 14, with an opening night Sept. 30… Read

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Derek DelGaudio Conjurs Life After His Off-Broadway Smash ‘In & Of Itself’; Hollywood’s Been Watching

When Derek DelGaudio's 72-week, four-time-extended Off Broadway run of his accurately titled In & Of Itself vanishes August 19 from the 150-seat Daryl Roth Theatre, the one-man-show will have grossed $7 million, played 560 performances and stretched far past its planned 10-week engagement. Hollywood visitors will have to find something else to do with their evenings. Directed by Frank Oz and produced by, among others, Neil Patrick Harris (both pictured above, with… Read

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Bryan Cranston Set For Mad-As-Hell Role With Broadway Transfer Of Ivo Van Hove’s ‘Network’

Bryan Cranston will bring his Olivier Award-winning performance of mad-as-hell Howard Beale to New York in November when director Ivo Van Hove’s acclaimed London production of Network transfers to Broadway. The transfer, with Cranston intact, was announced today by producers David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies. Adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) from Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning 1976 film, Network will begin previews… Read

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‘Carousel’ Revival To Stop Spinning On Broadway Next Month

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Carousel, the revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical that picked up 11 Tony Awards nominations this year and won two, will play its final Broadway performance September 16, producers said today. The first new production of the classic tuner in more than 20 years began its run at the Imperial Theatre with preview performances starting February 28, and opening night April 12. Tony nominee Joshua Henry and Tony winner Jessie Mueller starred in the revival along with… Read