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First look at ‘Frozen: The Musical’ already melting hearts in previewsPatti Murin (Anna) and John Riddle (Hans) in FROZEN. Photo.JPG

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:36:10 -0400

DENVER — Disney is opening its Broadway-bound “Frozen” Thursday night to a sea of Elsas. Easily one-third of the audience for the last month of previews has arrived in long blue gowns and blond wigs with braided ponytails. Most are young girls, to be sure, but Elsa touches all ages. Grown women show up wearing...

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Pricey revivals are driving Broadway producers crazyAngels In America

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:08:03 -0400

Prospective backers for the upcoming revivals of “Angels in America” and “M. Butterfly” are getting sticker shock when they see the price tags. These are big, bold and potentially thrilling productions, but cheap they’re not. “Angels,” a transfer from London’s National Theatre, is coming in at about $7.5 million; “Butterfly,” directed by Julie Taymor, at...

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How Trump’s tweets will shape Uma Thurman’s upcoming Broadway showTHE PARISIAN WOMAN Uma and Josh_1061c.jpg

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:33:49 -0400

President Frank Underwood called me the other day to tell me about a play that I haven’t been paying much attention to: “The Parisian Woman.” It’s a terrible title, but when FU calls, you listen. If you don’t, you may find yourself on the subway tracks. Beau Willimon, who created Underwood and his show “House...

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These British shows could be breakout Broadway hits06E.Riedel1

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 18:37:54 -0400

The big shows for the new theater season are set. We’ll be singing “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” toasting the wit of Tina Fey in “Mean Girls,” enjoying the charms of “The Band’s Visit,” and hoping “SpongeBob SquarePants” is subversive enough to make it more than a kiddie show. But what’s fun about covering Broadway...

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Michael Moore was mugged in NYC as a teen — but he still loves BroadwayTerms of My SurrenderMichael Moore

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:11:42 -0400

Put aside the politics, the polemics and the president. Michael Moore, nestled into a booth at a bar in the theater district, wants to talk about something else: his lifelong love affair with New York City and Broadway. Flint, Michigan’s most famous son, now starring on Broadway in “The Terms of My Surrender,” started coming...

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Take a tour of NYC’s wackiest theater venuesShakesBEERJan1741.JPG

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:56:19 -0400

“All the world’s a stage,” said Shakespeare. And he was right: His own work’s headed to four Hell’s Kitchen bars and a Brooklyn recycling center. Theaters are so 16th century. In the next several weeks, you’ll find Shakespeare, Chekhov and more surfacing in places you’d never dreamed possible. Not only that: You’ll pay a lot...

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‘Glee’ alum sharing less ‘sunny’ side in one-woman show

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:41:07 -0400

It’s all in the numbers for Ali Stroker: a one-woman show over two nights next month followed by “Ten Days in the Valley” on ABC. The actress (Broadway’s “Spring Awakening”) — best known to TV viewers for winning a part on “Glee” (as Betty Pillsbury) after appearing on the Fox reality show “The Glee Project”...

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New ‘Young Frankenstein’ electrifies in UK run"Young Frankenstein" Broadway Cast Visits the Halloween Edition of NBC's "Today" - October 31, 2007

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:02:07 -0400

Not only is it alive, it’s a hit. Mel Brooks spent the past year in the laboratory repairing his 2007 flop “Young Frankenstein” and, by all accounts, succeeded: The show is slaying them in Newcastle, England. British audiences are giving it standing ovations, howling at lines they’ve heard a million times (“He vas my boyfriend!”)...

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Theater geeks are freaking out about Sondheim’s lavish London ‘Follies’Follies_2017

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 03:12:17 -0400

Pull up a chair, Stephen Sondheim fans: I’ve got eyewitness reports from the National Theatre of London’s first preview of “Follies.” Directed by Dominic Cooke, this lavish production, set in a hulking, decrepit theater, features a staircase to rival Norma Desmond’s in “Sunset Boulevard.” “Hats off, here they come, those beautiful girls!” Onstage, a 21-piece...

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John Leguizamo’s ‘Latin History for Morons’ headed to Broadway48th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction And Awards Gala

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:38:52 -0400

After playing Off Broadway earlier this year, the one-man show has lined up a limited Broadway run that begins previews Oct. 19 ahead of a Nov. 15 opening.

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Ben Platt’s ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ replacements announcedbenplattsplit

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:20:26 -0400

Platt is waving goodbye to “Dear Evan Hansen” (presumably through a window).

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Tony-winning ‘Annie’ writer Thomas Meehan dies at 88OBIT - Thomas Meehan, American playwright and author of 'Spaceballs', 'Annie' and 'The Producers' dies aged 88

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:12:00 -0400

Meehan's other shows include "Young Frankenstein" with Brooks, "Cry-Baby" with O'Donnell, "Elf" with Bob Martin, "Chaplin" with Christopher Curtis, "Bombay Dreams" with Meera Syal and the musical "Rocky" with Sylvester Stallone.

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Lauren Ambrose could be Broadway’s next Eliza DoolittleAOL Build Speaker Series - Lauren Ambrose and David Krumholtz, "The Interestings"

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:00:03 -0400

Broadway sources are buzzing that Lauren Ambrose is being cast as Eliza Doolittle in the revival of “My Fair Lady.”

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Jerry Lewis’ dislike for Lynn Redgrave nearly ruined his stage career

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:45:56 -0400

Jerry Lewis, who died this week at 91, scored in just about every branch of show business: nightclubs, radio, television, concerts, movies and records. But it was only relatively late in life that he tried his hand at a Broadway musical. When he did, he became the only actor sued for refusing “to rehearse adequately...

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Denzel Washington will return to Broadway this springBET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors - Show

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:54:02 -0400

Denzel Washington will return to Broadway this spring in “The Iceman Cometh,” The Post has learned. A 14-week run of Eugene O’Neill’s drama, to be directed by five-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe, is set to start March 22 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. “I’m very excited to come back to Broadway in this...

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6-foot-6 crooner Tommy Tune paints, too — but only tall things

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:53:55 -0400

It will take more than a solar eclipse to overshadow Tommy Tune, the 6-foot-6, 10-time Tony winner. Texas born and bred, his high-school graduation gift was a trip to New York: “I stayed at the Algonquin Hotel and got into the elevator, and there was Anna May Wong and Milton Berle! Then I went to...

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Theater geeks are freaking out about Amy Schumer on BroadwayRiedel_Schumer_Inset1a

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:19:56 -0400

Just call her Amy $chumer. Out of the gate in this new Broadway season, the No. 1 box office draw is a 36-year-old stand-up comedian. Can Amy Schumer sing? Can she dance? Who knows? Who cares? What she can do is sell tickets. When they went on sale for the comedy she’s headlining — “Meteor...

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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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