Broadway Review: Roundabout’s “The Price” at the American Airlines Theater

The cast of four in Arthur Miller’s “The Price” is filled with glitter: Mark Ruffalo, who has shone primarily on film; Tony Shaloub, who has won and been nominated for awards in multiple mediums; Jessica Hecht, a vibrant presence in countless productions; and Danny DeVito, for whom, surprisingly, this is a Broadway debut. Even more surprisingly, it is DeVito who…

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Broadway News: “Hamilton” and the Rockefeller Foundation Welcome 1,300 Students to an Exclusive Student Matinee of “Hamilton” on Wednesday March 15, 2017

It was exhilarating watching thirteen hundred students from New York City public schools gather on Wednesday March 15th at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway for the continuation of an unprecedented partnership between the producers and creator of the musical HAMILTON, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the NYC Department of Education. The partnership was funded through a…

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Original Broadway Cast Album of “A Bronx Tale” Released on March 24, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment are proud to announce the Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE will be released by Ghostlight Records beginning March 24, 2017. The album will be available in the following formats: Digital release will begin March 24. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre, 220 West…

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Broadway News: Jevon McFerrin Steps into Title Role in “Hamilton”

February 23, 2017 | Broadway, News > | Tags:

Jevon McFerrin, the young actor who has portrayed Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton” on Broadway as an alternate to the musical’s lead Javier Munoz, will step into the role effective immediately while Mr. Munoz takes a medical leave to recover from a physical injury, it has been announced by “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller.  Mr. Munoz will return to the production following…

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Broadway Review: “Jitney” at the Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

August Wilson is having a banner year—especially for someone who has been dead since 2005. The good news is that the playwright had great success while he was living (two Pulitzers among numerous other awards). He is best known for what is called the American Century cycle, one drama a decade that chronicles African American lives in the Hill district…

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Broadway Review: “In Transit” at Circle in the Square Theatre

January 26, 2017 | Broadway > | Tags:

“How do you get to where you are going if you don’t know where you are?” – Boxman “In Transit,” currently running at Circle in the Square Theatre, is a charming and uncomplicated new musical with a simple message delivered convincingly by a splendid cast. Set primarily in a New York City subway station, the musical is narrated by Boxman…

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BroadwayCon 2017 Announces “In Trousers” Reunion January 27 – 29, 2017

BroadwayCon announced today that a special “In Trousers” Reunion will take place at BroadwayCon 2017, January 27-29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Moderated by musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the Reunion will include original cast members Chip Zien (Marvin), Alison Fraser (His Wife), and Mary Testa (Miss Goldberg), William Finn (Book, Music, Lyrics, Director), André Bishop, and…

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Broadway Review: “A Bronx Tale” at the Longacre Theatre

December 1, 2016 | Best Bet, Broadway > | Tags:

“I went out into the world and I kept my/promise. I became somebody. I owed that to my/parents and to Sonny.” – Cologero The ingredients: a wonderful story of redemption by Chazz Palminteri; an outstanding cast; two (not one) directors with keen senses of staging (Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks); captivating music by Alan Menken; engaging lyrics by Glenn…

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Broadway Review: “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” Sparkles at the Imperial Theatre

November 30, 2016 | Best Bet, Broadway > | Tags:

“I never thought that I’d end up like this./I used to be better.” – Pierre What is “The Great Comet?” The masterful musical, recently transferred to the Imperial Theatre on Broadway, seems to evoke disparate responses and critical interpretations. Some insist this is a complex musical requiring extensive knowledge of the French Invasion of Russia in 1812 and the ability…

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News: “Bandstand” Begins Previews on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 31, 2017

November 4, 2016 | Broadway, News, Previews > | Tags:

The producers of Bandstand are pleased to announce that the new musical will play the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this spring with previews beginning March 31, 2017 in advance of an April 26 opening night. As previously announced, Bandstand will star Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Gigi). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award…

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