Tag Archives: Broadway

Boys In The Band Set For Broadway Revival, Cast Includes Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto

Variety reports: Matt Bomer will make his Broadway debut (following his one-night-only appearance in “8“) in “The Boys in the Band,” a new revival of the landmark 1968 drama to be directed by Joe Mantello with a cast that includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells. Ryan Murphy, the TV megaproducer (“Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story: The ...

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Emmy Winning Actor Robert Guillaume Dies At 89

Variety reports: Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89. His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at their Los Angeles home of complications of prostate cancer. Guillaume often played acerbic, dry-witted, but ultimately lovable characters like the butler Benson Du Bois, which ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda- Almost Like Praying [VIDEO]

Via press release: Atlantic Records has announced this week’s release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” (Feat. Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, and ...

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Michael Moore Buses Audience To Trump Tower

The Associated Press reports: Michael Moore has led the audience of his Broadway play to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump’s comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Facebook, Moore urged people to join him at the tower following Tuesday night’s performance of his one-man show “The Terms of My Surrender” to “nonviolently express our rage.” After ...

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Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Dies At Age 89

Variety reports: Barbara Cook, the golden-age Broadway ingenue who became a beloved cabaret and concert performer in the second act of her career, has died. She was 89. Her son, Adam LeGrant, confirmed to Variety that she died early Tuesday morning at her home in Manhattan, surrounded by friends and family. Known for her rich, clear soprano with an astonishing ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: A Future Broadway Star Is Born

The Houston Chronicle reports: This time Idina Menzel didn’t want to “Let HIM go.” The “Frozen” singer and Broadway legend was closing out her Grand Prairie show and invited children to join her on stage to sing along to “Let It Go. Menzel nonchalantly began talking with Luke, the only boy on stage, and asked if he knew the song ...

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Pulitzer Winner Sam Shepard Dies At Age 73

Broadway World reports: Broadway World has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 30 at home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old. Shepard is the author of forty-four plays as well as ...

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Highlights From Broadway Bares 2017 [VIDEO]

The clips may not be work-friendly. Playbill reports: Broadway Bares: Strip U, the 27th edition of the annual burlesque-style fundraiser in New York, earned $1,568,114, a jump from last year’s $1,482,724 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, but slightly down from 2015’s record-breaking total of $1,598,501. Attendees watched 181 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City—joined by ...

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TRAILER: Broadway Bares 2017

Sexy videos alert! Via press release: Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always in the curriculum. This year’s theme for Broadway Bares is Strip U, an unrivaled evening of seductive striptease production numbers with an academic twist, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Wins Big At The Tony Awards, Bette Midler Takes Best Actress In A Musical [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: “Dear Evan Hansen” was the big winner at the 2017 Tony Awards, broadcast live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, walking off with awards for best musical and lead actor as well as actress nods for Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones. “Dear Evan Hansen” finished with six out of its nine nominations, including ...

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Coming In 2018: Cher, The Broadway Musical

Billboard reports: The musical version of Cher’s life is coming to Broadway in 2018, the singer herself announced Tuesday. Jason Moore, who previously directed the stage musical Avenue Q as well as the popular a cappella film Pitch Perfect, is directing the show, which is based on the singer’s life and career, according to reports from the New York Post. ...

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2017 Tony Awards Nominations Announced

Variety reports: “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” jumped to the head of the pack of the 2017 Tony nominations, taking the lead with an even dozen noms, ahead of “Hello, Dolly!,” which nabbed ten, and “Dear Evan Hansen,” which scored nine. In a year packed with 13 new musicals all vying for attention, the 2016-17 season had ...

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Kevin Spacey To Host 2017 Tony Awards

Variety reports: Kevin Spacey has signed on to host the 2017 Tony Awards — thereby answering a major outstanding question about the upcoming awards ceremony, which this year has waited until late in the game to nail down its emcee. Although Spacey is best known for work on film (“The Usual Suspects,” “American Beauty”) and TV (“House of Cards”), he’s ...

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NEW YORK CITY: David Byrne Joins Theater Community Protest Against Trump’s Cuts To The Arts [VIDEO]

Playbill reports: Members of the New York theatre community—including Broadway performers and Actors’ Equity leaders—took to the steps of City Hall April 3 to raise their voice in support of the NEA at the Rally to Save the Arts. Playbill was on hand to capture the event and discuss the importance of this program with several featured artists.. At the ...

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Library Of Congress Unveils Latest Preservation Titles: Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Sister Sledge, More

Broadway World reports: Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” Barbra Streisand’s “People” and the original cast album of Broadway’s THE WIZ are among the 25 titles which will be preserved by the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry for 2016. Each year, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 songs that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and at least 10 years ...

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Patron Collapses At Hello Dolly But Waves Off EMTs Because He’d “Sooner Die” Than Miss The Second Act

The New York Post reports: At the Bette Midler show — which has instantly become Broadway’s hottest ticket, raking in $1.4 million in its first five performances — a source told us, “Around halfway through the first act,” an audience member visiting from LA “started to feel dizzy and made his way to the aisle. But he lost consciousness and ...

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At Broadway Backwards 2017: Kathleen Turner, Len Cariou, Josh Groban, Andrew Rannells [VIDEOS]

How about some fabulously gay show tunes to close out your week? Via press release: Equality, solidarity and warmth filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 13, 2017, when the biggest stars on Broadway proved gender doesn’t matter, but love does as they explored and embraced the great songs of musical theatre at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards. This year’s ...

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March 13th: Broadway Backwards 2017 [VIDEO]

Just in from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS: Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), four-time Grammy Award nominee Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Tony winner Cady Huffman (The Producers), three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Sweeney Todd) and Tony nominee Santino Fontana (Cinderella, TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) are joining the spectacular cast of Broadway Backwards, a ...

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TRAILER: Beauty And The Beast

TIME recaps: The forthcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is already one of the most talked-about movies of 2017, and rightfully so: the sweeping film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle, appears to do justice to the original movie’s twinkling score and magical story. We’ve only had glimpses of it so far, but that changed on Monday night, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Feds File Charges In $81M Ponzi Scheme Involving Resale Of Tickets To Hamilton

Via press release from the SEC: The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against two New York City men accused of running a Ponzi scheme with money raised from investors to fund businesses purportedly created to purchase and resell tickets to such high-demand shows as Adele concerts and the Broadway musical Hamilton. The SEC alleges that Joseph Meli ...

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