| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:18 PM
"Big Fish," the elaborate stage musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie, flopped on Broadway last year, running for fewer than four months before closing at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.
But this fish isn't dead in the water just yet. The...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Broadway sales slipped last week, but not by much, as tourism declined a bit in preparation for the deluge that traditionally hits the Main Stem over the weeks of Christmas and New Year's. Still, a few shows held strong - among them a comicbook tuner on...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:43 AM
"Big Fish," the Broadway musical (book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa) based on the fantastical Tim Burton movie, has announced the dates for its pre-New York engagement in Chicago. The show, directed and choreographed by Susan...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:53 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When Chris Tucker and Jon Voight are grooving side by side to Rick James' "Give It To Me, Baby," you know the surreal dream that is the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party is playing out again.
For many of the nominees and...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad."
Chastened, the man talks of...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
You would not exactly tag Cyndi Lauper as one of those old-school composers who work on a Broadway show, see a musical number that's not working, scurry back to their hotel room to stay up all night writing a new song by breakfast, and, that following...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:29 PM
John Grisham has written novels, short stories, books for children and nonfiction works, and in all of the above, he has done very nicely for himself. The first printings of his signature thrillers have typically sold in the millions (7 million people...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The autumn back-to-school slump hit Broadway hard last week, with overall box office totals falling like leaves -- and superhero tuner "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" emerging as the production with perhaps the most cause for concern.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Broadway began the slow process of picking itself up out of the fall doldrums last week as a bit of sales momentum returned to the box office -- even as the head count of total theatergoers stayed about on par with the prior frame.
"The Book of Mormon"...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Stephen Anthony, the baby-faced star of Troika Entertainment's production of "Catch Me If You Can," will not be spending his whole career on the non-Equity touring circuit. This charming young performer has one of those light Broadway voices that offer...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:16 PM
With British and Irish yarns so dominant at the higher end of Broadway, time surely is ripe for an American family musical, at once fantastical and emotional, with its heart in family reconciliation and its roots in the florid storytelling culture of...