Category: Broadway
Why It's the Right Time to Revive 'M. Butterfly'
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, October 24, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 24, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner David Henry Hwang discusses the new resonance of his 30-year-old play --- Playwright David Henry Hwang believes it's the perfect moment for M. Butterfly to return to Broadway. The drama about a French diplomat who claims not to know his longtime Chinese lover was a spy or male earned acclaim and multiple Tonys in 1988, making Hwang the...
The Musical Didn't Change, But I Have
By ROSEANNE BENJAMIN
Monday, October 23, 2017  •   Broadway  •    7 comments Share This
Mon Oct 23, 2017  •   Broadway  •    7 comments Share This
A fan revisits Falsettos after 24 years --- Although last season's Tony-nominated revival of Falsettos closed back in January, a recording of the production is airing on PBS this Friday, October 27. In honor of the broadcast, a longtime fan of William Finn and James Lapine's groundbreaking musical ruminates on how her relationship with the show has...
Got Any Questions for Two 'School of Rock' Stars?
Thursday, October 19, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 19, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Join Jenn Gambatese and Becky Gulsvig in a live online chat --- What's it like being in a hit Broadway musical? School of Rock stars Jenn Gambatese (who plays high-strung principal Rosalie Mullins to slacker substitute teacher Dewey Finn) and Becky Gulsvig (the high-maintenance girlfriend of Dewey's roommate) are ready to share! During our new live...
Why Rebecca Taichman Is Obsessed With 'Time'
By SUZY EVANS
Wednesday, September 27, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 27, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony-winning director returns to Broadway with Time and the Conways --- Fresh off winning a 2017 Tony Award for her Broadway debut Indecent, director Rebecca Taichman is helming another period piece: J.B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, currently in previews at the Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre. Although the works are...
Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2017 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, September 05, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 5, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A guide to 15 upcoming (or recently opened) productions Although the 2017-2018 Broadway season officially began when 1984 debuted back in June, it kicks into high gear this fall with 12 new productions bowing on the boards. (We've also included three that opened over the summer.) As usual, autumn brings more plays than musicals, and you'll have...
The Design Challenge of 'Prince of Broadway'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, August 22, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Aug 22, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
How William Ivey Long created costumes for 17 shows simultaneously --- During his 40-year career as a theatrical costume designer, six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long has worked on dozens of shows, both on Broadway and Off. But for Manhattan Theatre Club's new musical Prince of Broadway, which celebrates the oeuvre of legendary theatre director...
Taking a Stand Against Standing Ovations
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Thursday, August 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    88 comments Share This
Thu Aug 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    88 comments Share This
Does every show really deserve one? --- I can't remember the last time I went to a Broadway show that didn't receive a standing ovation -- even though, in my opinion, many didn't earn it. I get it -- for lots of people in the audience going to the theatre is a special (and expensive) occasion, so they're eager to jump up at the end to confirm they've...
Saying Goodbye to Her 'Gloria' Days
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, August 08, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Aug 8, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
How the soon-to-close 'On Your Feet!' has kept star Ana Villafañe on her toes --- After almost two years of encouraging audiences to literally dance in the aisles, the bio-musical On Your Feet!, about multi Grammy Award-winning music makers Emilio and Gloria Estefan, is set to close on August 20. While all of the original leads have come and...
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