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‘Groundhog Day’ is the latest casualty on BroadwayGroundhog Day August Wilson Theatre

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:15:13 -0400

Bill Murray popped up at “Groundhog Day” last week, triggering some fun publicity and boosting ticket sales. Alas, the boost was too little, too late. Despite its seven Tony nominations, the musical will close Sept. 17 after just 176 performances, The Post has learned. “Groundhog Day” is the second high-profile Broadway show to collapse in...


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Joshua Jackson to make Broadway debut"The Affair" New York Screening

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:17:25 -0400

Performances of "Children Of A Lesser God" will begin at Studio 54 in March 2018.


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Broadway star dedicates final performance to Charlottesville victimOkieriete Onaodowan in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET, P.JPG

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:20:54 -0400

Broadway star Okieriete Onaodowan dedicated his final performance in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” to fatal Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. “#HeatherHeyer My last show is in honor of u,”


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The costumes in ‘Frozen’ the musical are nothing like you’d expectFrozen_MAIN_Duo1a

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:46:32 -0400

Disney’s readying “Frozen” for Broadway and here, exclusive to The Post, are two of designer Christopher Oram’s new costumes for Anna. The green robe this princess of Arendelle wears is a gift from the Hidden Folk, mystical creatures who replace the lovable trolls from the movie. The climbing gear is what she wears to trek...


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Bill Murray cried watching ‘Groundhog Day’ musicalCelebrities Visit Broadway - August 8, 2017

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:16:07 -0400

Murray, who starred in the 1993 comedy "Groundhog Day," went to see the Broadway musical based off the movie on Tuesday night.


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Here’s how to get tickets to ‘Springsteen on Broadway’Bruce Springsteen In Concert - Asbury Park, New Jersey

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:02:00 -0400

How long will it take for more than 38,000 seats to disappear? We’ll find out Aug. 30 — the first day tickets go on sale for Bruce Springsteen’s solo show on Broadway. The Boss starts previews for “Springsteen on Broadway” on Oct. 3, and will perform five shows a week through Nov. 26 at the...


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It’s official: ‘Great Comet’ will close Sept. 32017 Tony Awards - Show

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:45:52 -0400

“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” the acclaimed Broadway musical engulfed in a racial firestorm, will close Sept. 3, The Post has learned. The cast and crew were told shortly before the curtain went up on Tuesday night’s performance. The closing is a direct result of the social-media backlash following the announcement that...


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Broadway legend Barbara Cook dead at 89Barbara Cook

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:05:07 -0400

Barbara Cook, legendary star of the Broadway musicals “The Music Man,” “She Loves Me” and “Candide,” died Tuesday morning at 89. The cause was respiratory failure, her son Adam LeGrant told The Post. Slender, beautiful, blond and blessed with a lyric soprano voice as clear as crystal, Cook, who was born in Atlanta, became Broadway’s...


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Amy Schumer joins Steve Martin’s Broadway showmartin

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:24:22 -0400

The actress and comedian will star in Martin's four-person comedy "Meteor Shower" starting in November.


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Without Groban and Patinkin, vultures are circling ‘Great Comet’Riedel_Comet_Duo1a

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:36:24 -0400

“Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” is in danger of closing within weeks, felled by a social-media backlash that hit the show when it was announced that Mandy Patinkin would replace a black actor in one of the the title roles. Several production sources confirmed a closing was imminent. But Howard Kagan, the...


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That time Maurice Sendak and Carole King wrote a musicalRosie_Sendak_King_Duo1a

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:49:08 -0400

As it turns out, there really was a Rosie. Maurice Sendak found the spunky inspiration for “Really Rosie” — the musical he wrote with Carole King, in revival this week at City Center — right in his own Brooklyn courtyard. “He’d sketch her from his window,” says Lynn Caponera, his longtime housekeeper, caretaker and head...


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This saucy senior is getting laid more than youNYP Features - Bobby Goldman - Producer/Playwright

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:50:30 -0400

Bobby Goldman was 51 when she started dating again, on doctor’s orders: “My shrink said, ‘Go out and get laid!’” Easier said than done. It was 1999, and Goldman’s husband, writer James Goldman, had died over a year before. The two had been together since Goldman was 21; the last time she dated, “shrimp cocktails...


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Cast named for Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter’ showNew Harry Potter Play Previews To A Thrilled Audience

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:57:41 -0400

Seven members of the West End company of the play will open the Broadway production next April.


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How Sam Shepard channeled his ‘surly’ childhood anger onto the stageSam Shepard

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:19:12 -0400

Broadway will dim its lights for Sam Shepard on Wednesday night, a gesture that, if he’s looking down on Times Square from that big ranch in the sky, should bring a wry smile to his weathered face. Shepard, who died last week at 73, wrote some 50 plays, including such 20th-century classics as “Buried Child,”...


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Tom Hiddleston to play ‘Hamlet’ at tiny London theaterTom Hiddleston

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:44:37 -0400

Hiddleston's three-week runs begin Sept. 1 at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s 180-seat theater.


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Broadway to dim lights in honor of Sam Shepard"Cold In July" Portraits - 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:07:36 -0400

The legendary playwright, director and actor died over the weekend after a long battle with ALS.


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Don’t cheer Mandy Patinkin leaving ‘Great Comet’ just yetATAS Emmy Screening Of Showtime's "Homeland" - Arrivals

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 18:56:28 -0400

The actors and activists appalled that Mandy Patinkin was going to replace a black actor in the Broadway musical “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” scored a victory on Friday when Patinkin, reluctant to step into a minefield of racial politics, withdrew from the production. But that victory may turn out to be...


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