Broadway Theatre

Broadway Box Office Dips; ‘Once on This Island’ Revival Nears SRO | Deadline

Ticket sales on Broadway fell slightly last week, while business remained solid heading into the holiday peak period. The first revival of the …

Entertainment Industry

Bye, Ben Platt. Hi, Evan Hansen Book. The Future of Theater? Thanksgiving Week in NY Theater

Ben Platt, named by People Sexiest Broadway Performer of the Year, which doesn’t have the same ring as Sexiest Man Alive, but he’ll take it.<p>Spongebob …

Dear Evan Hansen

Meet the Peanuts gang

AACI’s J-Town Playhouse brings the classic musical comedy 'You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown' to the Holy City.<p>Charlie Brown and friends have been …

Israel

Ben Platt Takes His Final Bow in DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Ben Platt has been the star of the 2017 season, pouring his heart and tears out every night as troubled yet well-intentioned teenager Evan. Tonight …

Award Shows

Earle Hyman Of Thundercats And The Cosby Show Passes Away At 91

<b>Earle Hyman</b> passed away today at the age of 91 at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. Hyman was a classically trained actor with a six …

Bill Cosby

Judy Collins Will Sing a New Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim

Her recording of his “Send in the Clowns” won the Song of the Year Grammy in 1976.<p>Judy Collins, who had one of the biggest hits of her career with …

Stephen Sondheim

Ensemble Theatre’s ‘The Hairy Ape’ powerful but not poetic

By the time he wrote “The Hairy Ape” in 1921, Eugene O’Neill had tired of the literary naturalism of his earlier work. He was now venturing into a …

Cleveland

Tony Nominee Earle Hyman, Known for TV’s The Cosby Show, Dies at 91

His interpretations of classic roles broke down racial barriers for black actors in a career that spanned seven decades.<p>Tony Award-nominated actor …

Entertainment

Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby’s Father on ‘The Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91

Earle Hyman, who broke racial stereotypes on Broadway and in Scandinavia in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen but was better known to millions of Americans as Bill Cosby’s father on “The Cosby Show,” died on Friday in Englewood, N.J. He was 91.<p>His death was confirmed by Jordan Strohl, a representative …

Obituaries

Can You Match the Broadway Shows of the Season to Their Theatres?

Test your Broadway knowledge with this week’s photo quiz.<p>Can you name what show is currently playing or will soon be opening at each theatre on …

The Theatre

How NT Live Delivered a Follies Unlike Any Other We’ve Seen Before

Restored scenes from the 1971 original, a dazzlingly abstract set, and a dramatic new concept for the ghosts make for a powerful cinematic debut.<p>The …

Stephen Sondheim

Broadway's The King and I to Transfer to London

The 2015 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of <i>The King and I</i> will be transferring to London for a limited engagement at London Palladium June …

The Top 10 Broadway Shows to Take With You on Vacation

Going on vacation? Taking a long weekend away with the kids? Why not stock up on these light-hearted and hilarious shows; they are sure to help pass …

Travel

What Happened When Christopher Fitzgerald Recorded a Sondheim Song in Front of Sondheim

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Tony-nominated Christopher Fitzgerald shares a very awkward encounter with Sondheim while performing on …

Stephen Sondheim

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Travesties on Broadway

Tickets are on sale for the upcoming Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's drama <i>Travesties</i>, starring Tom Hollander. Patrick Marber directs the …

The Theatre

Review: ‘Brigadoon’ With Kelli O’Hara and Aasif Mandvi | Deadline

I won’t bore you with the history of Frederic Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner’s first hit, 1947’s <i>Brigadoon</i> and its ranking in the Goofy Golden Age of …

Entertainment Industry

Andrew Garfield and Glenda Jackson among Evening Standard nominees

The Spider-Man star and the Oscar-winning former politician are up for top awards, while the Ferryman leads the pack with four nominations<p>The Sherlock star Andrew Scott and the Oscar-nominated Andrew Garfield will go head to head at the Evening Standard theatre awards next month.<p>Both are nominated …

Andrew Garfield

13 Oscar-winning Actors’ Stage Performances

<b>Look for: ‘The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd’</b><p>Firth's most notable and acclaimed role to date has been his 2010 portrayal of King George VI in “The King's …

Travel

What’s New in NYC Theater

<i>Our guide to plays and musicals coming to New York stages — and a few last-chance picks of shows that are about to close. Our reviews of open shows are at nytimes.com/reviews/theater.</i><p><b>Previews and Openings</b><p><b>‘CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL’</b> at (Le) Poisson Rouge (previews start on Nov. 17; opens on Dec. …

The Theatre

Meet the Illustrator Behind Lincoln Center’s Most Memorable Posters

James McMullan, the Toulouse-Lautrec of contemporary New York, has captured the city’s cultural pulse with his inimitable posters for the Lincoln Center Theater. After three decades, the artist still treats his daunting mandate as if he were just starting out.<p>In 1979, the illustrator James McMullan …

Abraham Lincoln

Imelda Staunton dazzles as 'Follies' hits cinema screens

LONDON (AP) — Imelda Staunton plays a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in "Follies," Stephen Sondheim's dizzying musical about a traumatic reunion of former Broadway showgirls.<p>Staunton goes from perky to shattered as Sally Durant Plummer, a former showgirl who meets up with a former friend …

Stephen Sondheim

Stars laud Tony Bennett’s career at tribute concert

May we all have a fraction of the charm, positivity and adrenaline of <b>Tony Bennett</b> at 91.<p>The legendary “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” crooner was honored Wednesday night at DAR Constitution Hall. A champion of the Great American Songbook, Bennett was feted with a two-hour, star-studded tribute …

Lifestyle

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: November 16, 2017

<b>Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show?</b><p><b>Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Weekly Buying Guide, powered by SeatGeek, a ticket search engine for</b> …

The Theatre

Odds & Ends: Dear Evan Hansen to Release Vinyl with Never-Before-Heard Track & More

<b>Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.</b> <b><br>Dear Evan Hansen to Release Special Edition Vinyl with Never-Before-Heard Track</b><br>The 2017 …

Dear Evan Hansen

Canadianity: Taggart and Torrens bring 'bahdism' to masses with book, tour

Taggart & Torrens defined (definitions from the book Canadianity: Tales From the True North Strong and Freezing)bahd: Slang for “bud.” One who is …

Canadian News

Diversions

Concerts/Events<p><b>Kenny v. Spenny:</b> Outrageous competitions, Nov. 16 at Louis’ Pub, 93 Campus Dr., at 8 p.m. Tickets $35 to $99; available at …

Canadian News

Band Listing

Army and Navy — The Band Wagon (Fri. and Sat.), jam session (Sat., 5-8:30 p.m.)<p>Downtown Legion — Bridges (Sat., 3:30 p.m., Lounge), Leon Ochs …

Canadian News

The Flash-in-the-Pan American Film Theatre Attempted to Marry Stage and Screen

For a little under two years, in the mid-Seventies, an initiative called the American Film Theatre attempted to bridge the divide between stage and …

New York City

Mark Shenton asks if screen actors make the transition to theatre work?

Some performers are stage actors and others are film or television actors: better suited either for the larger gestures of filling a theatre and …

Playwrights

Darren Aronofsky ‘Loves a Broadway Musical’

Darren Aronofsky, an aficionado of scarves and existential terror, also loves himself a good show tune. That’s according to Hugh Jackman, who …

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