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More details emerge about Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway debutFILES-ENTERTAINMENT-US-MUSIC-PUBLISHING-SPRINGSTEEN

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:31:10 -0400

Bruce Springsteen fans eagerly await ticket information for his gig this fall at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre. I know, because not a day goes by when I don’t hear from them. Sources say that Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Kerr, is getting a little nervous: The company passed on some plays to make room for...


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What’s hot right now in London theater

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:03:27 -0400

While Broadway recovers from its post-Tonys hangover, London theaters are busier than ever, rolling out big shows featuring A-list movie stars, West End vets and even the songs of Bob Dylan. Do they live up the hype? “Angels in America: Perestroika” THE PLOT: This is the second part of Tony Kushner’s eight-hour gay epic after...


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Robin Hood and his Merry Men are gallivanting toward BroadwayAshley Park and Austin Scott in DTC's Hood - Photo by Karen.JPG

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:53:53 -0400

About a year ago, Douglas Carter Beane was enjoying a posh lunch with Andrew Lloyd Webber, who asked him what his next project was. Beane smiled and said, “A musical about Robin Hood!” Lloyd Webber nearly choked on his Dover sole. “Good God, it’s cursed — don’t do it!” He then regaled Beane with the...


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Gwyneth Paltrow’s musical one step closer to B’wayGwyneth Paltrow Visits Nordstrom Downtown Seattle for goop-In@Nordstrom Launch and Book Signing

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:58:26 -0400

“It was a friends and family thing,” explained Donovan Leitch — Paltrow’s pal and ex-boyfriend, who’s producing the show with Paltrow.


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‘Passing Strange,’ the best musical to not win a Tony, is backTheater Stew

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:33:32 -0400

High on my list of the best musicals of the past 10 years is “Passing Strange,” by songwriters Stew and Heidi Rodewald. It opened on Broadway in 2008, won plenty of critics’ awards and received seven Tony nominations. But despite all the praise, the show never really caught on at the Belasco, running just 165...


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People will fight for tickets to these upcoming Broadway musicalsKatrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:02:50 -0400

It’s only summer, but two Broadway-bound shows are already generating buzz. First, “The Band’s Visit,” a pocket-size musical that won a bunch of awards during last year’s sold-out run at the Atlantic Theater Company. It’s being expanded (slightly) to fill the Barrymore, where it begins previews in October. Producers Orin Wolf, John N. Hart Jr....


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Broadway’s animal lovers remember Mary Tyler MooreTimothy White MTM BP dogs.jpeg

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:03:14 -0400

They were sitting in Mary Tyler Moore’s Manhattan apartment, discussing life and death issues, when they heard a crash. Bounding into the star’s elegant living room were a golden retriever and a large schnauzer. “We all froze and held on to our teacups,” recalls Gail Buchwald, one of several ASPCA officials present that day, some...


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These actors with disabilities are wowing theater crowds

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:38:29 -0400

Gregg Mozgala was born with cerebral palsy; Katy Sullivan, without lower legs. Yet there they are, delivering knockout performances in off-Broadway’s “Cost of Living.” In the play, the actors are in wheelchairs, but they don’t use them in real life. When they emerge for their curtain call — he running out with a sloping gait,...


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Broadway still pleading for Colin Firth to star in ‘My Fair Lady’"Bridget Jones Baby" Paris Premiere At Cinema Le Grand Rex

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:12:27 -0400

Since “My Fair Lady” is my favorite musical, I’m looking forward to Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of it next spring. But Lincoln Center and director Bartlett Sher are having some trouble casting it. Colin Firth — the ideal Henry Higgins — has been on everyone’s wish list for years. He was going to do a...


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Ryan Murphy to reboot ‘Boys in the Band’ on BroadwayTHE BOYS IN THE BAND, Frederick Combs, Kenneth Nelson, Reuben Greene, Cliff Gorman, Keith Prentice,

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:51:37 -0400

Ryan Murphy, one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood, may make a run at Broadway. Murphy, the creator of “Glee” and “Feud,” has optioned “The Boys in the Band,” Mart Crowley’s pre-Stonewall play about a group of gay men who gather for a birthday party and some deliciously bitchy banter. The play debuted in...


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‘Julius Caesar’ director gets death threats at home"Julius Caesar" Opening Night

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:13:45 -0400

The director of the controversial production of “Julius Caesar” in Central Park and his family have received death threats at their Brooklyn home, his daughter told The Post. “It’s sexual attacks on my mother — ‘grab her by the p—y,’ raping her — threats on me, and physical threats on my father’s life,” said Kyle...


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Princess Di the musical is bound for BroadwayRoyal Wedding

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:35:41 -0400

The wedding was a fairy tale. The marriage was a nightmare. The musical could be a smash. “Diana” is percolating this summer at New York Stage and Film at Vassar College. A reading the week of July 23 is expected to draw Broadway producers eager to capitalize on the enduring fascination with Diana Spencer, Princess...


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Celebs are flocking to see New York’s hottest magic show

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:50:27 -0400

After selling out its initial run and attracting a star-studded audience, illusionist Derek DelGaudio’s hot one-man show, “In & of Itself,” has been extended through Sept. 3 at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Its mix of confessional monologue and mind-blowing magic, all coming from a surprisingly unassuming man in a brown suit, has been drawing the...


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Steve Martin wants Amy Schumer for new Broadway showamy-schumer-broadway-steve-martin

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:18:54 -0400

Amy Schumer is in negotiations to make her Broadway debut in Steve Martin’s new play “Meteor Shower,” theater sources tell The Post. Her co-star is likely to be the lovely Laura Benanti, a Tony winner who’s ridden a wave of popularity for her Melania Trump impersonations on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Sources say...


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‘Julius Caesar’ to continue despite mounting controversyJulius Caesar By William Shakespeare Directed by Oskar Eustis Featuring Tina Benko (Calpurnia); Teagle F. Bougere (Casca); Yusef Bulos (Cinna the Poet); Eisa Davis (Decius Brutus); Robert Gilbert (Octavius); Gregg Henry (Caesar); Edward James Hyland (Lep

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:34:50 -0400

A modern production of “Julius Caesar” — with an actor made up as Donald Trump getting offed onstage — will continue to play in Central Park as scheduled, the theater company said. The production — part of the annual Shakespeare in the Park series — has been ripped by the White House since it was...


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Broadway’s first Tony victims get the axSweat Studio 54

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:00:31 -0400

The fallout from Sunday’s Tony Awards was swift and brutal. Two shows that went home empty-handed, “Sweat” and “Six Degrees of Separation,” posted closing notices on Tuesday. Critics praised both shows, but even raves can’t seem to help non-musical plays on Broadway these days. Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” won the Pulitzer, but that award means diddly...


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The Tony Awards’ biggest winners and losersbette

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:45:40 -0400

“Dear Evan Hansen,” an original American musical about a troubled teen caught up in a web of lies on social media, swept the Tonys Sunday night, winning six awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. Ben Platt won for his lead performance in the show, beating back a stiff challenge from Broadway veteran...


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The best and worst moments of the Tony Awardsplatt

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:24:02 -0400

Well, that was a tough act to follow! Last year, the Tony Awards were the hottest ticket in town. Broadway’s biggest night boasted “Hamilton,” James “Carpool Karaoke” Corden and the boffo celebrity attention that clung, barnacle-like, to both. This time, however, the show had far less to work with: A confused Kevin Spacey and eight...


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The Post predicts this year’s Tony Awards winnersDear-Evan-Hansen-4250-Photo-Credit-Matthew-Murphy.jpg

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 20:46:55 -0400

Predicting tonight’s Tony Awards is a fool’s errand, but I’m a fool, so here it goes: Best Musical The race is between “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Come From Away.” Both have champions — and detractors. Those who love “Evan Hansen” say it’s an emotional, original American musical that tackles a topical subject: social media. Critics...


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