Broadway & Me: The Magazine

By broadwayandme | A collection of interesting articles and other stuff that caught this theater lover's eye—and that I hope will entertain you too. And if you're looking for reviews, check out www.broadwayandme.com

Crosswalk the Musical: Hair w/ Lin-Manuel Miranda

James Corden

Watch Brandy Norwood Discuss Returning to Broadway’s Chicago With a New Perspective

“I feel like I can play a little more because it’s in my body,” says the Grammy winner.<p>Grammy winner Brandy Norwood returned to the Broadway …

Entertainment

Playgoer Interrupts Keegan-Michael Key's Hamlet Play Trying to Charge Her Phone

Comedy

Liza Minnelli Is Gearing up for a Big Career Comeback — "She's Never Been Happier!"

Start spreading the news because Liza Minnelli is making a career comeback! The 71-year-old singer and actress has already experienced more than …

Entertainment

Before ‘The Cursed Child,’ There Was ‘Puffs’

<b>Until recently the phrase “Harry Potter onstage” might bring to mind images of Daniel Radcliffe,</b> who can’t seem to shake the boy-who-lived title no …

Harry Potter

Michael Moore’s Broadway Debut May Be Marred by Critics

‘The Terms of My Surrender’ has taken in $1 million in box office, but questions remain about its future sales<p>When he announced his Broadway show “The Terms of My Surrender,” film director and provocateur Michael Moore said his goal was to lambaste President Donald Trump using the up-close medium …

Michael Moore

Comment on Elaine Paige: ‘British musical theatre relies too much on revivals’ by Dennis Westgate --- ...

Although I agree with your sentiments Elaine I beg to disagree that there are not enough British Musical around. In actual fact, there are many like …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Carmen de Lavallade, a Dance Legend, to Skip a White House Reception

It is not just business executives who are moving away from President Trump after his remarks about neo-Nazis, white supremacists and protesters. The dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, who will be honored by the Kennedy Center in December, announced on Thursday that she will forgo the …

The White House

Anthony Horowitz: ‘Theatres should stop giving critics free tickets’

Writer Anthony Horowitz has suggested that theatre critics should not be given free tickets to review shows.<p>As reported in the Times, Horowitz said: …

Edinburgh Festival

Yale Institute for Music Theatre Cut from Yale School of Drama

Due to ongoing University-mandated budget cuts, Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre announced today that the 2017 edition of the Yale …

MBA

There is No Money in the American Theater

by Matthew Paul Olmos<p>At some point, every aspiring theater artist gets told there is no money in theater. Be it playwright, actor, director, …

Playwrights

Lin Manuel-Miranda leads the 'Hamilton' ticket lottery (and sings!) in Hollywood

Lin-Manuel Miranda has taken the stage — not inside the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, where “Hamilton” has its opening night Wednesday, but outside the building along Hollywood Boulevard. Hundreds of fans amassed for a “Hamilton” ticket lottery and mini-concert led by the musical’s creator.<p>Here are a …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lloyd Webber strikes deal for musical theatre expansion in China

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group has announced a new partnership with one of China's largest live entertainment groups to develop the …

China

Michael Riedel Out at Theater Talk; To Be Replaced by Multiple Co-Hosts

BroadwayWorld has learned that the longtime on-air partnership of THEATER TALK co-hosts Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel has come to an end. We're …

Westworld

Theater critic faces backlash over remarks on Chicago play

Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss—a 30-plus-year veteran of one of the country’s most vibrant theater communities—is under fire, and not …

Columbia University

8 Broadway Stars Share the Books Every Artist Must Read

Patti LuPone, Judith Light, Jonathan Groff, and more recommend the best titles for aspiring and growing artists.<p>The days of beach reading are …

Tony Awards

From Stage to Page: Caricature Artist Ken Fallin Reveals His Artistic Process

On a recent episode of Theater talk, Fallin discussedhow he went from being a young aspiring actor to one of the most sought after caricaturists …

Wall Street Journal

Michael Moore Takes His Broadway Audience on Buses to Protest Trump

About an hour and a half into his Broadway performance on Tuesday night, Michael Moore paused his rumpled, moralistic ire to offer the audience an Oprah-style surprise. Two double-decker buses were waiting outside, he said, to whisk theatergoers to Fifth Avenue in a ready-made protest delivered …

Donald Trump

August Wilson’s Pittsburgh

As soon as you emerge from the Fort Pitt Tunnel in Pittsburgh the city’s impressive skyline appears, with the 44-story Art Deco Gulf Tower and the glassy, neo-Gothic PPG Place accentuating the view. Those two buildings tell the tale of the city. Once defined by its production of iron and steel, …

University of Pittsburgh

New York gets Seattle’s director

The news: After six years at the helm, Andrew Russell is stepping down as artistic director of Intiman Theatre. He’ll be moving to New York at the …

Dan Savage

LI’s ‘Dolly’ finds musical’s plot parallels her life

Memories of her Hauppauge childhood flood back to actress Donna Murphy in a flash. Morning walks to Forest Brook Elementary School. The nearby …

Entertainment

PIPELINE: Seeing the Whole Person

Javier Munoz Starts #DiversityOfBroadway, Broadway Responds

Javier Muñoz, current star of Hamilton, has started the #DiversityOfBroadway hashtag and it has swept through social media. Casts across Broadway are …

Broadway Theatre

In Barbara Cook’s Final Days, Her Friends Came to Sing at Her Bedside

On a flight home to New York last week, the jazz musician John Pizzarelli received a text message saying that Barbara Cook, the 89-year-old star of Broadway and cabaret, was in failing health. He and his wife, the singer Jessica Molaskey, had met Ms. Cook a decade earlier at Café Carlyle, one of …

Josh Groban

The costumes in ‘Frozen’ the musical are nothing like you’d expect

Disney’s readying “Frozen” for Broadway and here, exclusive to The Post, are two of designer Christopher Oram’s new costumes for Anna.<br>The green robe …

Walt Disney Company

For 'Little Mermaid' star, a rude awakening in Middle America

Diana Huey doesn't seek out negative social feedback. But too often, it finds her.<p>That's what happened one recent day in Memphis, where Japanese-born …

Buffalo

"Curvy Widow" Plays to its Demographic

Women of a certain age (which usually means between 50 and 75) make up the majority of the theater's ticket buying audience. And <i>Curvy Widow,</i> the new …

What’s Verified Fan? Explaining the Ticketing Tech Bruce Springsteen Is Bringing to Broadway

Suddenly, a lot of Broadway is wondering: What’s Verified Fan?<p>That’s because two of this season’s most hotly anticipated shows — beginning with Bruce …

Harry Potter

How Keegan-Michael Key Handles Nearly Four Hours of 'Hamlet' Off-Broadway

The comic of 'Key & Peele' fame tells THR about his Shakespearean training, onstage convulsing and special preparations involving his co-star, Oscar …

Hollywood