Rachel Weisz Set to Star in Plenty
Oscar and Olivier winning actress Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) has signed on for the Off-Broadway revival of playwright David Hare’s award-winning drama, Plenty, slated for the fall of 2016 at The Public Theater.
Celebrity Profile: Wayne Brady Flaunts His Kinky Boots
Wayne Brady of Whose Line Is It Anyway? fame talks about putting on the high heels of British drag queen Lola in the Broadway version of Kinky Boots.
Trip of Love: The ’60s Musical with “Fringe” Benefits
Off-Broadway is rocking some seriously fun nostalgia courtesy of Trip of Love, the gloriously retro musical revue awash with catch phrases—“Make Love Not War”—beach blanket and black light visuals, hippies, hotties, and far-out production numbers (from “Wipe Out” to “White Rabbit”) for a “Right on!” celebration of the grooviest of yesteryears!
Broadway Bound Favorites: Mockingbird and Frozen
Big news in New York theater this week! Two high-profile adaptations are Broadway bound: Harper Lee's Pulitzer winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Disney's 2014 Oscar winning animated film, Frozen.
From Fiddler to the Folio: Exhibitions on Theater Coming to NYC
Theater fans hoping for a glimpse of the past are in luck, with three historical theater exhibitions set to open in New York City this spring and summer. Shakespeare at the New York Public Library and the New-York Historical Society and New York's Yiddish Theater at the Museum of the City of New York will all thrill fans of the stage in 2016.
Your Ultimate Guide to February's Broadway Previews
Good thing February has 29 days this year since it’s a month overflowing with outstanding new shows, celebrated performers, and the opportunity to zero in on them before word spreads and scoring tickets becomes a major challenge. So without further ado, here are February’s Broadway debuts, the latest in dramas, comedies, and musicals that will have New York's theatrical world recharged for spring.
Meow! CATS is Back (and Bette Midler Too)
This just in: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS is heading back to the Great White Way this summer in its first revival since it left the Winter Garden in 2000. And Bette Midler will be blazing onto Broadway soon as well, in Hello, Dolly, opening next year.
Fiddler on the Roof: A Cherished "Tradition" Returns to Broadway
Jessica Hecht proves mother knows best in the luminous revival of Fiddler on the Roof, now playing at the Broadway Theatre.
Rocking the New Year: Broadway’s Latest & Hottest for 2016
The 21st-century’s Sweet 16 may be just getting underway, but theatrically speaking the year is already delivering some impressive goods. Whether you're looking for Tony winners, side-splitting revivals, or big stars like Al Pacino, you'll find them on Broadway in the winter of '16.
Talking with George Takei and Telly Leung of Allegiance
The play Allegiance is based on Takei’s personal story, in which he plays two pivotal roles, including his own grandfather. The end result is a lovely, poignant, and important new Broadway musical that not only entertains, it enlightens.
The 5 NYC Improv/Sketch Shows You Must See This Winter
NYC’s improv and sketch comedy communities maybe not be as large or as famous as the city's standup realm, but the shows are without a doubt some of the best in the nation. With a combination of local and regional talent, there's no way you can get through one of these December and January improv shows in New York without laughing hysterically.
New York Theater: A Holiday Scoop for Stages Past, Present & Future
New York Theater: it's winter 2015 and the season of seasons is upon us, which explains the influx of holiday shows bursting with lords a leaping, ladies dancing, and too many avian types (partridges, turtledoves, hens, geese, etc.) to count. Here's our critic’s eye-view of select holiday and post-holiday theater buzz, New York-style!
Spring Awakening: Silence & Song, Youth & Yearning
Spring Awakening Broadway: a spectacular new mounting that features both deaf and hearing actors and musicians.
The Illusionists: Spellbound on Broadway
The Illusionists—Live on Broadway: seven renowned “Avengers of Magic” combine on an all-generational show, whose entertainment mission is to knock your socks into the stratosphere with some mind-blowing visual subterfuge.
Disaster the Musical: Tony Superstars Bring Hilarity to Broadway
Disaster the musical: hold on to your life jackets and Dramamine, theatregoers, and look to Broadway’s not-too-distant horizon where coming into view is a musical comedy that’s a tsunami of cinematic satire overflowing with Tony, Drama Desk, and Emmy-honored dudes and divas. The show is Disaster!, an unhinged smorgasbord of ‘70s cult film catastrophes.
Hoon Lee, The King and I’s Newest King
Hoon Lee, The King and I’s newest king: the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in Lincoln Center plays host to this revival, with Tony-winner Kelli O’Hara as Anna, and Hoon Lee as the King of Siam.
The Best Broadway Shows For Kids
The best Broadway shows for kids introduce children to the magic of live theater. With amazing visual effects, catchy singable songs, and time-tested stories, we're loving Matilda, The Lion King, Wicked, and Aladdin for theater for the little ones.
Christopher Sieber Commands Broadway's Matilda as Trunchbull
Christopher Sieber continues to steal as the menacing Agatha Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda, now at the Schubert Theatre.
Fall Broadway News: Celebs, Celebs, and More Celebs
Fall Broadway news: the 2015-2016 Broadway season is up and running and the momentum is shamelessly pedal to metal (hashtag #excellent), full of supernova stars, playwrights, and directors.
Bye, Bye Broadway: Hand To God, Gentleman's Guide to Close in January
Hand To God, Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder to Close in January 2016, not long after the ball drops on 2015.
Matthew Morrison on Finding Peter Pan in Neverland
Matthew Morrison shines as J.M. Barrie in Broadway's Finding Neverland, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
News Blast: See Broadway on Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has invited the award-winning Broadway hit American in Paris to perform on the new CBS show Sept. 18.
Broadway Kicks Off Phenomenal Fall Season
Phenomenal fall Broadway lineup includes Sam Shepard's Fool For Love with Sam Rockwell, James Earl Jones in D.L. Coburn's The Gin Game, Keira Knightley in Thérèse Raquin, Matthew Broderick in Sylvia and more.
Profile: Chilina Kennedy in Beautiful
Chilina Kennedy is extraordinary in her portrayal of Carole King in Beautiful, on Broadway, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
Colin Quinn: The New York Story
Colin Quinn: The New York Story, will be returning for a second engagement this fall, from Oct. 20-Jan. 31. The show is directed by Jerry Seinfeld.