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  • 'Rock of Ages' musical to close on Broadway in January

    Starting as a modest club production at the King King in Hollywood, "Rock of Ages," the sweet-natured musical homage to 1980s hair-metal bands, went on to become a stage juggernaut with a five-year run on Broadway, a national tour, a Las Vegas incarnation...
  • Broadway Review: 'Side Show' Directed by Bill Condon

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The new, improved "Side Show" smells like a hit. Helmer Bill Condon's shrewd reworking of this short-lived 1997 cult musical by Henry Krieger and Bill Russell (which comes to Gotham via La Jolla and the Kennedy Center) is both...
  • Shubert Buys New World Stages Complex

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Shubert Organization has acquired the off-Broadway complex New World Stages, the theater company said Tuesday. New World is situated on West 50th and boasts five theaters that range in size from 199 to 499 seats. Among the...
  • BROADWAY REVIEW: 'Side Show' at St. James Theatre

    BROADWAY REVIEW: 'Side Show' at St. James Theatre
    NEW YORK — "Come look at the freaks," goes the accusatory opening number of "Side Show," the eclectic and enticing 1997 musical from Bill Russell and Henry Krieger that looks at the struggles of conjoined twins, each eager to escape the carnival,...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'Our Lady of Kibeho' by Katori Hall

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Playwright Katori Hall ("The Mountaintop," "Hurt Village") came up with an ingenious method for dramatizing a national tragedy in a way that would make it accessible to audiences who might otherwise be overwhelmed by the...
  • Hugh Jackman opens 'The River' on Broadway to sharply divided reviews

    Hugh Jackman officially returned to Broadway on Sunday for the first time in three years, though the theatrical vehicle he chose this time around is about as far from a traditional crowd-pleaser that an audience full of rowdy "X-Men" fans can get. The...
  • Interview: LA? No way. Chicago is home for Jennifer Hudson

    Interview: LA? No way. Chicago is home for Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Hudson gets the question all the time: “Why don't you live in LA?” We've become so accustomed to celebrities moving out to LA once they hit it big that it seems odd that Hudson — a supporting actress Oscar winner for her role in...
  • Broadway review: 'The River,' starring Hugh Jackman

    Broadway review: 'The River,' starring Hugh Jackman
    NEW YORK - Anyone who has had more than one lover — or been with someone who has been so lucky — has confronted the same dangerous moment. We all have passions. Perhaps a special place at a resonant time of day, such as sunset over some...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Love Letters' Lifts, 'Elephant Man' Expands

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Broadway took a bit of a breather last week in advance of Thanksgiving, but even so Alan Alda and Candice Bergen felt the love at "Love Letters" and Bradley Cooper boomed at "The Elephant Man." "Love Letters," the two-actor...
  • Disney hall debuts as Broadway baby

    Disney hall debuts as Broadway baby
    Broadway received top billing for good reason when the Walt Disney Theater offered its grand premiere Saturday night at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. Theater music filled "Broadway & Beyond," a fast-moving...
  • Broadway Review: 'The River' Starring Hugh Jackman

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The peculiar configuration of the stage at Circle in the Square creates a sense of close-encounter intimacy that is making Hugh Jackman's fans very happy. So long as they silence their cell phones and don't try to snap a...