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Lies, Damned Lies & ‘Lifespan Of A Fact’: Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones & Bobby Cannavale Seek Truth – Broadway Review

Is there such a thing as just a little fake news? Or is that like being just a little comatose? Broadway’s The Lifespan of a Fact, a new based-on-reality play starring a totally-committed triumvirate of Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale, poses some big questions about small truths. Certainly the top-grade quality of the cast (and the fascinating real-life story behind the play) has us hoping for answers, or at least a rousing good yarn. There’s a little… Read

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Broadway League Report Finds Audience Getting Younger, With More Kids And Teens Attending Shows

Broadway used to be the province of the blue hairs. But lately, the blue hairs attending shows are as likely to be kids and teens as they are the ladies who lunch. The Broadway League's annual demographics report, The Demographics of the Broadway Audience 2017–2018, has been released, comparing current Broadway theater-going habits in New York City to previous seasons. The Broadway League was founded in 1930 and is the national trade association for the industry. From… Read

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Broadway’s Tony Awards Sets Broadcast Date, Venue

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The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall. The announcement was made today by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, presenters of the awards. Nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 30. The official eligibility cut-off date for all Broadway productions opening in the 2018-2019 season to be considered for Tonys will be Thursday, April 25. The 73rd… Read

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Saints & Sinners No Match For Glenn Close In ‘Mother Of The Maid’: Off-Broadway Review

So maybe Joan of Arc plays second fiddle to few saints in history, but on stage even she’s no match for Glenn Close. As the title character in Mother of the Maid, Jane Anderson’s eccentric and startlingly play opening tonight Off Broadway at the Public Theater, Close takes on history and wins. Mother of the Maid reunites the actress, as good here as you’ve seen her, with Anderson (the two most recently collaborated on feature film The Wife) and Damages director Matthew… Read

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Broadway Box Office Holds Steady At $33M; ‘Torch Song’ Joins Roster

Broadway box office held steady as the fall season settled in, with a batch of recently arriving productions joined by Torch Song, last year’s Off Broadway hit taking up a limited engagement at Broadway’s Hayes Theatre. In all, the 33 shows took in $33,387,818 during Week 20 (ending Oct. 14), dead even with the previous week. Total attendance was 262,241, up a bit from the previous week, and about 88% of capacity. Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, starring Michael Urie and… Read

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Jonny Lee Miller, Bertie Carvel Cast In ‘Ink’, Broadway-Bound Play About Young Rupert Murdoch

Jonny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel will star in the spring Broadway production of Ink, James Graham’s play about a young Rupert Murdoch and the “rogue editor” he recruits to help vitalize both a newspaper and London’s 1960s press wars. Miller (CBS’ Elementary and an Olivier Award winner for Frankenstein at London’s National Theatre), will play the Sun editor Larry Lamb, with Carvel reprising his Olivier-winning performance as Murdoch. Directed by Rupert Goold, Ink begins… Read

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John Larroquette To Star In New John Guare Play At Lincoln Center Off Broadway

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John Larroquette will star in Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a new play by John Guare directed by Jerry Zaks and heading to Lincoln Center Theater’s Off Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in February. The production will reunite Guare and Zaks with the theater company that housed the premieres of Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves. With previews beginning February 21, 2019, and opening Monday, March 18, Nantucket Sleigh Ride will feature a cast of 10. In… Read

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‘Beetlejuice: The Musical’ Star Sophia Anne Caruso Signs With WME

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EXCLUSIVE: Sophia Anne Caruso, who stars with Alex Brightman in the upcoming Broadway Beetlejuice: The Musical, has signed with WME for representation in all areas. The move comes as she prepares to hits the stage as Lydia (played by Winona Ryder in the 1988 Tim Burton film) beginning Sunday at Washington, DC’s National Theatre ahead of a Broadway run that beings in March with previews at the Winter Garden Theatre. Caruso rose to prominence on the stage in 2015 starring… Read

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Mike Birbiglia Invites Fans To Take A Hike For Free Broadway Tickets

Sleepwalk or wake-walk with Mike Birbiglia for a couple miles Friday and you might get a free ticket to his upcoming Broadway show The New One. The publicity stunt – hey, it worked – marks the Broadway box office opening of The New One, Birbiglia’s one-man-show that started Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre in the West Village. At noon this Friday, October 12, Birbiglia will hike from the Cherry Lane (38 Commerce Street) to Broadway’s Cort Theatre on W. 48th Street… Read

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‘King Kong’, ‘The Ferryman’, ‘American Son’ Help Boost Broadway B.O. To $33M

Three of the most anticipated Broadway productions of the fall season – King Kong, The Ferryman and American Son – began previews last week, helping to boost total box office by 13% over the previous week to $33,381,111. Total attendance for Week 19 of the season – ending Oct. 7 – was 249,245, 88% of capacity and a 7% jump over the previous week. All three of the newcomers began strong: American Son, starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, played two previews at… Read

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‘Clueless’ Off Broadway Musical Announces Full Cast; Opening Date Set

The New Group’s upcoming Off Broadway Clueless, The Musical – with Dove Cameron in the lead role of Cher – has announced the rest of its cast. Among the players: Dave Thomas Brown (as Josh), Ephie Aardema (Tai) and Zurin Villanueva (Dionne) – roles played in the 1995 film by Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy and Stacy Dash, respectively. Also in the cast: Lori Alan (Miss Geist/Ms. Stoeger), Sara Andreas (Heather), Gilbert L. Bailey II (Murray), Will Connolly (Travis), Danielle… Read

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Billy Crystal, Kevin Kline, Annette Bening Stage A Mildly ‘Nice Day’: Off Broadway Review

Nearly 10 years ago, Billy Crystal and writer Quinton Peeples started work on a screenplay they’d eventually call Have A Nice Day. Not terribly long in Hollywood development years, but eons removed from our current political climate. Performed and recorded (by Amazon’s Audible) as a staged Off Broadway reading last night and tonight by a starry ensemble – Crystal, Kevin Kline, Annette Bening and Dick Cavett, among others – Have a Nice Day, with its progressive, honest and… Read