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
‘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.
‘Chicago P.D.’ Star Amy Morton To Stage All-Female ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ On Broadway
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
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
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
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 $6 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
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
‘Carousel’ Revival To Stop Spinning On Broadway Next Month
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
Michael C. Hall Plans Off Broadway Run In Solo “Thom Pain (Based On Nothing)”
Michael C. Hall will hit the stage solo in an Off Broadway revival of Thom Pain (based on nothing), Will Eno’s 2004 monologue and Pulitzer Prize finalist.
The Signature Theatre production begins its limited engagement Oct. 23, with a Nov. 11 opening date and closing Nov. 25. Thom Pain will be performed on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Hall, known to TV audiences for Dexter and Six Feet Under, has extensive stage credits, most recently… Read
Broadway B.O. Dips To $36M; ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Stays In Millionaires Club
Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical passed the $1 million box office mark for a second consecutive week — no doubt the beginning of a habit — playing seven previews, including one heavily-comped tribute performance for the late Garry Marshall.
The previewing musical, at the Nederlander Theatre starring Samantha Barks and Andy Karl, grossed $1,008,726, a drop of about $60,000 from the previous week, reflecting the August 2 memorial performance (attended by the film’s star… Read
‘Twelfth Night’ Review: Shakespeare In The Park Dazzles With Musical Re-Imagining
New Yorkers couldn’t ask for a sweeter summertime lift than Free Shakespeare in the Park’s vibrant, contemporary and very funny musical adaptation of Twelfth Night. Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah (who directs with Oskar Eustus) and Shaina Taub (who wrote the music and lyrics, and performs), this colorful, spirited production is a joy from start to finish.
With a large cast of professionals (in the lead roles, all excellent) and community members from all five of the city’s… Read
Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Tops $1M In Seven-Show Week; ‘Head Over Heels’ Totters
Pretty Woman played seven previews to nearly SRO audiences and Mean Girls set another house record, but the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels just couldn’t find its footing as it opened to sales as weak as its reviews during Week 9 of the Broadway season.
Overall, summertime Broadway was anything but wilted for the week ending July 29, taking in a strong $39,633,285 in total box office. That’s a jump of nearly 8% over the previous week’s $36M, and a big 26% over the same… Read