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  • Broadway Box Office: 'The Bridges of Madison County' Goes Out with a Bang

    Broadway musical "The Bridges of Madison County," currently nominated for four Tony Awards, posted its highest B.O. numbers ever last week in the final stretch before the show's May 18 closing. "Bridges" sales came in at $590,791, up 50% from the...
  • Annette Bening cast in 'King Lear' in New York's Central Park

    Annette Bening cast in 'King Lear' in New York's Central Park
    Having recently completed one stage production in Los Angeles, Annette Bening has already set her next theatrical outing: a role in Shakespeare's "King Lear" that New York's Public Theater will produce this summer in Central Park. Bening will play the...
  • Kevin Spacey to be succeeded by Matthew Warchus at Old Vic

    Kevin Spacey to be succeeded by Matthew Warchus at Old Vic
    Kevin Spacey, who has led the Old Vic as artistic director since 2004, will hand over the reins of the company to veteran stage director Matthew Warchus starting in the fall of 2015, the London theater announced on Thursday. Warchus is a versatile...
  • Harvey Fierstein, 'Casa Valentina,' and gender-blurring roles on Broadway

    "Harvey Fierstein and William Shakespeare have a lot to answer for about the actors contending for this year's Tony. In a field of 20, a half dozen are wearing dresses," writes theater reporter Harry Haun in the New York Observer. SPEAKING ABOUT the...
  • S.T.A.G.E. gathers Robert Osborne, Broadway veterans in AIDS benefit

    S.T.A.G.E. gathers Robert Osborne, Broadway veterans in AIDS benefit
    Back in 1984, relatively early in the AIDS crisis, actors Michael Kearns and James Carroll Pickett met with David Galligan about directing a benefit show to help gay men afflicted with the disease. Galligan, a journalist making the transition to theater...
  • 'Peter and the Starcatcher' works its magic at the Hippodrome

    'Peter and the Starcatcher' works its magic at the Hippodrome
    Early on in "Peter and the Starcatcher," the ingenious and brilliantly performed play now at the Hippodrome, there's a flashback to a grim orphanage in England where the boy who will become Peter Pan by the end of the show endures brutal treatment. As...
  • Broadway's 'If/Then' Starring Idina Menzel Inks Social-Promo Pact with Mashable

    Producers of Tony-nominated musical "If/Then" starring Idina Menzel are working with Mashable on a digital-marketing campaign, which the parties tout as the first such collaboration between a Broadway show and an online publisher on an interactive...
  • Sutton Foster gives a scarred performance as 'Violet'

    Sutton Foster gives a scarred performance as 'Violet'
    A little more than halfway through "Violet," the musical revival that recently opened on Broadway, the show's central characters gather in a Memphis dance hall. The band, playing directly behind the actors, starts thumping, and people start boogieing....
  • Connecticut Theater Needs? It's All A Facade

    Connecticut Theater Needs? It's All A Facade
    There’s a lot of fix-ups, re-freshening and upgrades going on at Connecticut theaters in the last few years and this summer but is it simply putting the best face forward on a more serious infrastructure issue? And even if it is, in a still-...
  • Every day they write the 'Book of Mormon'

    Every day they write the 'Book of Mormon'
    Cody Jamison Strand was agog when he earned a spot in the cast of "The Book of Mormon." And then, the nerves crept in. The 24-year-old realized he'd struck comic gold with the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham — whom he describes as happy, over-...
  • Hugh Jackman returning to Broadway in Jez Butterworth play

    Hugh Jackman returning to Broadway in Jez Butterworth play
    As the publicity for the latest "X-Men" movie ramps into fifth gear, veteran Broadway producer Sonia Friedman took the opportunity to announce late Thursday that Hugh Jackman -- Wolverine himself -- will return to the New York stage in a production of Jez...