Broadway

News of Lea Michele’s upcoming arrival in Broadway’s Funny Girl will certainly hand the musical a revival in advance ticket sales, welcome news for producers who saw last week’s box office continue its recent downward pivot. The musical, currently starring Beanie Feldstein (who has missed some recent performances) played to houses only 65% full during
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Broadway’s traditional post-holiday January doldrums teamed up with a slate of show closings and a national skyrocketing surge in Omicron cases to send box office tumbling by nearly a third last week. Combined grosses of $18 million for 27 Broadway productions were down 31% from the previous week’s $26 million. The figure – $18,251,734, to
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UPDATE, with Mrs. Doubtfire Mrs. Doubtfire just joined the roster of on-pause Broadway productions due to positive Covid test results within the company. Producers announced that performances of the musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from tonight through Sunday, Dec. 19, have been canceled. Described as being on “hiatus,” Mrs. Doubtfire is scheduled to resume
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The critically acclaimed Broadway plays Is This A Room and Dana H. have been given two-week reprieves by ticket-buyers: Recently-announced early closing dates have been rescinded due to increased demand. Instead of closing Nov. 14, both shows will play through most of the month. Tina Satter’s Is This A Room, starring Emily Davis as whistleblower
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Hamilton the Musical follows the story of the Founding Fathers. (Joan Marcus) A Black trans actor who starred in Broadway performances of hit show Hamilton has accused producers of not renewing their contract after they requested a gender-neutral dressing room. Hamilton strongly denies the allegation, which has been made by non-binary performer Suni Reid in an
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Lackawanna Blues, the solo Broadway show written, performed, and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, has canceled its performances for tonight and over the weekend due to an off-stage back injury suffered by the star. Santiago-Hudson is expected to return to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Tuesday, though the canceled previews have bumped the play’s official
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Alexandra Billings slammed Cameron Mackintosh over comments the British theatre producer made opposing the casting of trans actors in certain roles. (Getty/Amanda Edwards/Mike Marsland/WireImage) Trans actor and Broadway star Alexandra Billings has slammed a West End producer’s comments opposing the casting of trans performers in certain roles. In an interview with The Telegraph published earlier
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Sara Bareilles won’t be the only Waitress cast member with prior stage-diner experience when the musical reopens on Broadway in September: Producers announced today that Waitress vets Eric Anderson, Charity Angel Dawson, Christopher Fitzgerald, Caitlin Houlahan, Dakin Matthews and Joe Tippett will be back for at least part of the show’s limited engagement. Producers Barry
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New York’s Public Theater canceled last night’s and tonight’s Free Shakespeare in the Park performances of Merry Wives after a member of the production tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement tweeted two hours before last night’s performance, the Public noted, “Earlier today, we learned that a member of the production has tested positive for
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The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives has postponed its opening night by nearly two weeks due to an onstage injury sustained by its leading man Jacob Ming-Trent. Jocelyn Bioh’s comedy adaptation of Merry Wives of Windsor, currently in previews at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, was to have opened Tuesday,
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