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Donna Summer Musical Tops Chita Rivera Broadway, Off-Broadway Awards (Photos!)

Sergio Trujillo and Ariana DeBose put Summer: The Donna Summer the Musical in the spotlight at the The 2018 Chita Rivera Awards for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. They won awards for best choreography and outstanding female dancer, respectively, making Summer the only show to win two awards. See a complete list of winners and nominees here. ... Read More...

Aaron Sorkin Sued by Harper Lee Estate Over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Adaptation

Harper Lee’s iconic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” was a stark portrayal of race relations in the deep South during the 1930s, but a planned Broadway play by Aaron Sorkin is failing to adhere to its themes and context, according to a lawsuit filed by the author’s estate. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published to critical acclaim in 1960 and immortalized in a 1962 movie by the same name starring Gregory Peck. Peck won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of protagonist Atticus Finch. ... Read More...

Ariana Grande May Add Some Pop Star Glitz to Wicked on Broadway

Ariana Grande, who began her career in 2008 in Broadway musical 13, could be making a return to the Great White Way as witch Elphaba in the long-running Disney hit Wicked. Jackie Burns is currently reprising the role. The 24-year-old pop star is reportedly in discussions to take on the role and seems an odds on favorite to take it. She has made no secret that she is a huge fan of the production.... Read More...

Harry Connick Tapped to Bring Iconic 1973 Movie ‘The Sting’ to Broadway as Musical

Harry Connick Jr., a veteran Broadway stage actor, has his eyes set on the Great White Way, again. He’ll star in the an musical adaption of the iconic 1973 film “The Sting.” The musical will bow next month at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, with an eye on jumping to Broadway later. The movie starred Paul Newman as Henry Gondorff, a grifter who teams up with another con man to hatch an elaborate plot against a mob boss. Robert Redford played his cohort Johnny “Kelly Hooker.... Read More...

Lucas Hnath’s Doll House, Part 2, Takes Ibsen In Whole New Direction

If A Doll’s House, Part 2 is viewed as a sequel to Ibsen’s A Doll’s House theatergoers will be in for disappointment. It does not complement the original play, nor does the new piece give it new meaning. A more appropriate label would be fan homage. Lucas Hnath’s Part 2 takes the 19th century classic and adds modern vernacular and insightful wit, while presenting a story centered on women who are battling against oppression. ... Read More...

Mike Pence Undercuts Trump Hamilton Feud; He Wasn’t Offended!

Donald Trump’s Twitter feud with the cast of Hamilton just lost a key ally–Mike Pence. At the risk of being next in Trump’s dog house, the Vice President-elect said today (Nov. 20) he wasn’t offended when actor Brandon Dixon addressed him from the stage. Pence, who appeared on “Fox News Sunday” was expected to advance Trump’s argument that the show owed him an apology. But he did just the opposite. ... Read More...

Jude Law Honored at Only Make Believe 17th Annual Gala (Photos!)

Jude Law was the marquee guest at Only Make Believe’s 17th Gala, an event that brings together Broadway stars to help raise funds for the non-profit organization’s interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities. The non-profit organization is dedicated to the principle that freeing a child’s imagination is a valuable part of the healing process.... Read More...

Kathleen Marshall Revels in Tales About Most Popular Broadway Songs

Kathleen Marshall, a three-time Tony Award winner, revealed how some of Broadway’s most popular songs “saved the day” or launched careers in A Funny Thing Happened: Songs from the Road to Broadway, a captivating concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Four of Broadway’s most talented performers helped tell the tales with renditions of songs like Burt Bacharach’s “I’ll Never Fall in Love, Again.”... Read More...

Jennifer Hudson Bittersweet Finale in Color Purple on Broadway (Pics!)

Jennifer Hudson ended her six-month run as lead actress in Broadway’s ever popular The Color Purple with a bittersweet fan sendoff last night outside the stage door of the Bernard Jacobs Theater in New York City. Fans were on hand to greet the actors as they exited. Heather Headley, who won a 2000 Tony Award for “Aida,” will take over in the lead role.... Read More...

Cirque du Soleil to Challenge Biggest Shows for Broadway Supremacy

Cirque du Soleil, the famed Canadian avante garde circus, is about to set up its tent poles for the first time on Broadway. The spectacular show will challenge the supremacy of some of the street’s biggest and most popular shows. The only question is, what took so long? For it’s Broadway production, Cirque du Soleil is pulling out all the stops. It will be staging Paramour, a show set during Hollywood’s Golden Age.... Read More...
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