Tag Archives: Broadway

One Day More: Broadway Celebrates In Song [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: James Corden links up with Broadway stars Joshua Grosso, Jillian Butler, Emily Bautista, Kyle Scatliffe, Shuler Hensley, Patti LuPone and Matt Lucas to celebrate only “One Day More” of outgoing president Trump in a Les Misérables parody that aired on Tuesday’s The Late Late Show. In the visual, Corden heads into work, happy to have his “last …

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Randy Rainbow: “Don’t Tell Donald He’s Not Reelected”

Randy Rainbow is back today to celebrate Joe Biden’s win with a parody of Getting Married Today from Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical Company. The famously rapid-fire original is considered one of Broadway’s classic “patter songs.” From Wikipedia: “With 68 words sung in a total of 11 seconds, Getting Married Today was notable for being the most difficult musical song with …

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Broadway Theaters To Remain Dark Until June 2021

Spectrum News reports: Theatre producers announced Friday that the shutdown will be extended and that there will be no Broadway performances before June 1, 2021. Marquees went dark back in mid-March and the initial shutdown had been extended to June 7, and most recently, September 6. If theaters remain closed through June 1, 2021, that will mean between 14 and …

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Randy Rainbow & Patti LuPone: “If Donald Got Fired”

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with his special guest, Broadway legend Patti LuPone. The pair team up to blast Trump and his sycophants with a parody of Stephen Sondheim’s “If Mama Was Married” from the 1959 musical Gypsy. LuPone won the Tony Award in the 2008 revival of Gypsy, making national news on the show’s closing night when …

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Andrew Lloyd Webber To Trump: Stop Using My Music

The New York Post reports: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s team has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign over using his song, “Memory,” at political rallies, Page Six has learned. The miffed missive was mailed out after original “Cats” star Betty Buckley last month urged the show’s legendary composer to stop Trump’s team from playing her signature song, “Memory,” …

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Broadway Star Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID At Age 41

CBS News reports: Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who had been hospitalized for three months and had his leg amputated after contracting the coronavirus, has died, his wife, Amanda Kloots, said Sunday. He was 41. “My darling husband passed away this morning,” Kloots said in an Instagram post. Cordero starred in the musical adaptation of the Woody Allen film “Bullets Over …

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Writer: Trump Considered Role In “La Cage Aux Folles”

Tim O’Brien writes for Bloomberg: Donald Trump was at the steering wheel as we drove through the rain together on a New Jersey highway in 2005. He had recently considered taking the stage to play a politician in the Broadway comedy “La Cage aux Folles,” but he had other things on his mind as he glanced over at me. “I …

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Broadway Theaters To Remain Dark Through Labor Day

Via press release from the Broadway League: With the ongoing suspension of Broadway performances due to COVID-19 continuing until further notice, the Broadway League is updating information regarding performance cancellations and ticketing protocol. While a date to resume performances is yet to be determined, Broadway theatres are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for performances through September 6, …

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Broadway To Remain Dark At Least Through June 7th

Deadline Hollywood reports: Broadway will remain closed through June 7, a two-month extension of the current coronavirus shutdown that would seem to retroactively end the 2019-2020 Broadway season with the March 12 shutdown. The extension announcement was made today by the Broadway League, the trade group representing theater owners and producers, which had been in discussions with theatrical unions this …

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Playwright Terrence McNally Dies Of Coronavirus At 81

Broadway.com reports: Terrence McNally, the celebrated playwright and librettist who penned an award-winning body of work ranging from drama to farce to musical comedy, died on March 24 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, FL, according to publicist Matt Polk. The cause of death was complications due to coronavirus; McNally was a lung cancer survivor who lived with chronic obstructive …

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LIVE VIDEO: Broadway’s Superstars Perform At Home

Broadway.com reports: A glittering array of superstar talent will come together this weekend for a special one-night return of the Emmy-winning Rosie O’Donnell Show. The livestreamed event, presented in support of The Actors Fund in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, will be broadcast live on March 22 at 7:00pm ET on Broadway.com and Broadway.com’s YouTube channel. Original Rosie O’Donnell …

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Automated Refunds Issued As Broadway Goes Dark

The New York Post reports: Telecharge, the service that bills itself as the official ticketing site for Broadway and Off-Broadway, will automatically refund Broadway tickets purchased for performances between today and April 12. The tickets will be refunded back to purchasers’ credit cards. Rival service Ticketmaster posted notices on its website for some Broadway shows indicating that internet and phone …

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Broadway To Go Dark Under Cuomo’s Crowd Rules

The Guardian reports: New York’s Broadway theatres have become the latest mass entertainment venues to temporarily shut down for coronavirus. State governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to suspend shows as part of new regulations to prevent public gatherings over 500 people. Carnegie Hall, one of New York’s premier concert venues, will also suspend performances through 31 March, and the …

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Broadway Legend Jerry Herman Dies At Age 88

NPR reports: Legendary Broadway songwriter Jerry Herman has died. The author of the hit musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles was 88. Publicist Harlan Boll said Herman was taken to a Miami hospital Thursday night complaining of chest pain and later died of pulmonary complications. The title of Jerry Herman’s autobiography was Showtune, and if there ever …

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Randy Rainbow: He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo, which perhaps obviously is based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s I Cain’t Say No from their 1943 classic, Oklahoma! In the 1955 film version, the number was sung by Gloria Grahame to the future Mrs. Shirley Partridge, Oscar-winner Shirley Jones.

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Faye Dunaway Sued For Anti-Gay Abuse Of Assistant

The New York Post reports: Actress Faye Dunaway relentlessly berated her gay personal assistant on play “Tea at Five,” calling him “a little homosexual boy” before he was fired for complaining, a new lawsuit alleges. Michael Rocha says in his Manhattan Supreme Court suit that he began working for the Broadway-bound production — from which Dunaway was eventually fired — …

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Broadway Legend Hal Prince Dies At Age 91 [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Hal Prince, the Broadway royal who was its most prolific Tony winner, the producer or director, or both, of many of the theater’s most enduring musicals, including “Damn Yankees,” “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” and “Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history, died on Wednesday. He was 91. Mr. …

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Internet Horrified By New Cats Trailer [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: We live in a time when it’s hard to find anything that can truly bring people together. There were those first, glorious few weeks of Pokémon Go, and of course the universal joy of mocking that coffee cup sitting on the table in Game of Thrones. But now something entirely different has united the internet. Something so unnerving …

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Manhattan Blackout Blamed On Transformer Fire

NBC News reports: Power was restored to the heart of New York City after a major outage impacted an estimated 72,000 customers, mostly in Manhattan’s midtown and Upper West Side. Con Edison said it completed power restoration to all customers on the West Side of Manhattan shortly before midnight and the last of six electrical networks was back in service. …

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Hadestown Dominates At 2019 Tony Awards [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: “Hadestown,” a pulsing, poetic contemporary riff on an ancient Greek myth, won the Tony Award for best new musical Sunday night, triumphing over film adaptations, a musical comedy and a jukebox show. The win, coming at a time when Broadway is enjoying a long-running box office boom, marks the sixth year in a row that …

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