Theater long has been a safe space for those who, in the immortal words of Jerry Herman, see life from a different angle. And Christopher, the hero of the beautiful Broadway play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," certainly belongs in that category. He's an unusual teenager whose...
Mutter a somber "and Peggy!" in commemoration. Jasmine Cephas Jones, who has portrayed Hamilton's dual role of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds during both the musical's Off Broadway and Broadway iterations, will be performing her last show today, December 8. "Today is my last performance at @hamiltonmusical," she wrote on ... More »
The 2015 musical "Hamilton" continued to suck up a lot of the Broadway oxygen in 2016 — first during the spring award season and then during the political fallout of the late fall. But theater artists created other, mostly quieter shows that were striking in the depth of their exploration of modern...
The New York City version of the "eighth Harry Potter story" will be showcased at the Ambassador Theatre Group's Lyric Theatre.
The bimonthly CAPS meeting for Beat 1915, which includes the Buena Park area (Irving Park to Montrose, Clark to the lake), will take place tonight at 6:30pm. The meeting venue will be The Shift, 4101 North Broadway.Tonight's meetingShow More Summary
"Nothing like a boycott promoted by conservative Republicans to send the Broadway grosses soaring."
On this day in 1949 the Jule Styne musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opened on Broadway.
Walking Dead star and Broadway playwright Danai Gurira has penned a passionate defense of the Hamilton cast and their decision to address Vice President-elect Mike Pence from the stage. As the Eclipsed writer points out, theater is not historically known for being a safe space. “The theater never has been ... More »
As if it needed more acclaim, Hamilton shattered the weekly Broadway box-office record with more than $3 million in ticket sales over Thanksgiving. Fair-fight contenders for that sort of cultural heavyweight crown are few. In such an environment the action naturally moves to the margins, and indeed the most exciting ... More »
When we first wrote about 2476 Broadway back in June, the six-level mansion was asking $22 million for nearly 10,000 (almost completely rebuilt) square feet in Pacific Heights. With no sale in sight two months later, the expansive view home took a big price cut to $19.5 million. It has now sold for $18.1 million,
Are you ready to make room in the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club for Lin-Manuel Miranda? The mastermind behind the Broadway sensation “Hamilton” is on track to add the final awards puzzle piece with one of his original songs for the Disney animated feature “Moana.” Miranda’s soaring anthem...
The Broadway musical was the latest show to get the live-TV treatment (previously seen in "The Sound of Music" and "Peter Pan" and — I'm losing track — "Grease"?).The musical, which came out in 2002, was based on a film that came out in 1988, and it told a story of a fictional dance show that was on TV in 1962. Show More Summary
Everybody loves a good show tune, but there are some people who are obsessed! If you need to find the perfect gift for the theater-lover in your life, look no further than these 11 awesome finds! From broadway tickets to board games and apparel, shop these gifts below. Show More Summary
Hairspray has always been a counterculture story. John Waters’ satirical examination of the 1960s debuted towards the end of Ronald Reagan’s presidency; the Broadway musical and subsequent movie musical adaptations both premiered during...Show More Summary
There were several firsts in Hairspray Live!, NBC’s fourth annual telecast of a Broadway musical (following The Sound Of Music, Peter Pan and last year’s The Wiz!). The hit musical about 1962 Baltimore and one chubby teenage girl’s determination...Show More Summary
Adrianne Tolsch, a pioneering figure among female stand-up comics, a Broadway performer and the wife of former Late Show With David Letterman writer Bill Scheft, died today at her home in New York City. She was 78 and succumbed to esophageal cancer. Scheft broke the news to friends on his Twitter page. Gone to heaven, 5:45 this morning. Show More Summary
Waggle, a blog that claims to be “written by animals,” launched today, after the New York-based startup fetched a $2.3 million investment earlier this year. The seed round was led by VC house Raine Ventures. Incubated by Broadway Video Ventures, Waggle is a media content platform that narrates stories from the animals’ point of view through its app, […]
Tonight is Hairspray Live!, NBC's fourth annual live musical spectacular. Snarkily live-tweeting a full-scale, celebrity-filled production of a Broadway show with a bottle of wine has become a grand holiday tradition, so it's time to up your Twitter game. Show More Summary
For Ariana Grande, Hairspray Live is a return to her roots. The Grammy-nominated singer got her start on Broadway and she's returning to live musicals as Penny Pingleton in NBC's live...
It was the summer of 2003 and “Hairspray” was the hottest show on Broadway, after taking home eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. A friend at New Line Cinema had offered to get me a pair of coveted tickets on...