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Preview: “The Hairdresser” Grapples with Realism at The Rossi Salon

Tony-nominated Patricia (Louise Lasser) is not buried up to her waist in sand like Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s 1961 “Happy Days. But the character does prattle on – as Winnie did to her husband Willie – about happier days with her dearest friend and hairdresser (Stephen Schnetzer) on the Sunday before her most recent visit to the Tony Awards ceremony….

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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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31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition at the Minskoff Theatre

A spectacular showcase of Broadway’s best performers and beautiful, handcrafted bonnets will celebrate six weeks of fundraising when the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition (#BroadwayBonnets) returns Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Performers from Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies will share unforgettable original skits, songs and dances, as well as their unique bonnet…

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The Fundamental Theater Project Presents the Broadway Memorial for Playwright Sir Peter Shaffer

On Monday April 3rd,  stars of stage and screen will join the Fundamental Theater Project (FTP) to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer, much-beloved English playwright and screenwriter known for such iconic works as “Equus,” “Amadeus,” and “Lettice and Lovage.” From the stables of England, to the Opera houses of Austria, to the Inca kingdom of Peru,…

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Tony Award-Nominee Melissa Errico to Join Michael Feinstein in Concert

It has just been announced that Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico will join Michael Feinstein as a special guest at Zankel Hall on March 21 at 7:30pm at Carnegie Hall (881 Seventh Ave.) for “Standard Time”, featuring the music of Harry Warren. Melissa will sing music popularized by such artists as Doris Day, Judy Garland, Vera Lynn and Peggy Lee. The…

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Billy Porter’s New Album: Full Tracklist and Collaborations Announced for the Tony and Grammy Award-Winner

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter’s new studio album, “Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers,” will be released April 14, 2017 and will be available for pre-order tomorrow (Friday, March 3), it was announced today by Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway.  The album, which features new, soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs, includes solos and…

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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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New from TCG Books: “Here We Go” / “Escaped Alone” by Caryl Churchill

February 17, 2017 | News, Previews > | Tags: ,

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of “Here We Go / Escaped Alone” by Caryl Churchill. Both critically acclaimed works in this new volume premiered in London – Here We Go in the fall of 2015 at the Lyttelton Theatre, and Escaped Alone in January of 2016 at the Royal Court Theatre. Escaped Alone will premiere in the…

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Off-Broadway Preview: “All the Fine Boys” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center

January 13, 2017 | News, Off-Broadway, Previews > | Tags:

The New Group proudly presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff.  Previews begin February 14 in advance of Official Opening Night on Wednesday, March 1.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through March 26 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Ford Foundation Studio Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). Fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny (Abigail Breslin) and Emily…

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Off Broadway Preview: Matthew Broderick Joins the New Group’s “Evening at the Talk House” by Wallace Shawn at the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

The New Group has announced that two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick joins Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House, with, as previously announced, Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Tucker, representing full casting for this U.S. premiere directed by Scott Elliott.  Previews for Evening at the Talk House begin January 31 in advance of an Official Opening Night on February 16 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West…

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