The 2020 edition of Kids’ Night on Broadway is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25. The annual event is designed for theatergoers 18 and younger who can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Tickets going on sale in December. Continue reading Take a kid to a Broadway show for free. Really!
More than 2,000 NY City public school students will be the envy of students around the world (and maybe some adults, too) when they attend a behind-the-scenes look at the new Broadway musical “Be More Chill” on May 30.
Creating the Magic, a NYC arts education nonprofit, partners with Broadway productions offering students
from across the city an opportunity to experience a show’s inner workings. Continue reading ‘Be More Chill’ event just one way to introduce students to theater
“Be More Chill” has been characterized as a “Cinderella” story. A world premiere at New Jersey’s Two River Theater (2015), cast album drops Oct. 31 earning more than 250 million streams. That caught producers’ interest. It opened off-Broadway in the summer of 2018 and opened on Broadway March 10 (2019). It’s about teens who take a “pill” to be cool.
“Hadestown” is a musical a 2016 adaptation of a 2010 folk opera based on the Greek myth of Orpheus descending to the underworld to rescue his fiancée Eurydice.
You’ve gotta admit, not your parents’ kind of musicals. Unless, of course, your parents are adventurous theater-goers looking for innovative, new work and a good time.. Continue reading Nominations for 2019 Tony Awards announced
The 2019 Tony Award nominations are scheduled to be announced at 8:30 a.m. today (April 30).
But with 11 new musicals this season will the fifth and final slot go to “The Cher Show” with experienced Broadway regulars, or the Cinderella-like, teen angst oriented “Be More Chill” that was born at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, N.J.? Continue reading 2019 Tony Award nominations to be announced today
If you love musical theater, the man who reinvented the Broadway musical and his muse, star in the new limited series “Fosse/Verdon starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams beginning tonight at 10 p.m. on FX TV.
Developed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and his “Hamilton ” collaborators, plus a bunch of theater favorites and Broadway stars. Continue reading ‘Fosse/Verdon’ debuts tonite on FX TV with Rockwell/ Williams
The “Be More Chill” segment that closed today’s NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is great publicity for a musical whose original cast album had 250,000,000 million downloads on social media. Only “Hamilton” had more.
But couldn’t the reporter have thrown a bone to the non-profit Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, NJ, where the show first was produced and created the album. Instead of naming it she said: “When ‘Be More Chill’ closed its first run at a small New Jersey theater, it seemed like that would be it for the musical.”
Ok.Ok. It only has 349 seats. But the Lyceum Theatre is one of the smaller Broadway theatres in terms of capacity, seating only 922. So there.
Now that “Be More Chill” is Broadway bound, the musical about teen angst today revealed new art, released new video and — for three days only —- is selling tickets at off-Broadway prices. Continue reading ‘Be More Chill’ reveals Cyber Monday ticket deal for move to Broadway
‘Broadway’s Best’ with THIRTEEN’s ‘Great Performances‘ November Fridays
Broadcast premiere/streaming of “An American in Paris The Musical,” the U.K. live production of “The Sound of Music” and new documentaries about John Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated play “Latin History for Morons” and Broadway icon Harold Prince
Returning for a second year, this fall’s lineup includes Broadway’s “An American in Paris The Musical” and the U.K. live “The Sound of Music,” as well as documentaries about the making of John Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated play “Latin History for Morons” and 21-time Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince. Continue reading Broadway comes home (and on electronic devises, of course)
This weekend’s encore TV presentation of theater lovers’ Theater Talk will be its last. At least it’s going out in style with a repeat of featuring “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” creatives director John Tiffany, movement director Steven Hoggett, playwright Jack Thorne and author J.K. Rowling discussing the blockbuster show.
Long-time host Susan Haskins-Doloff is joined by co-host Gordon Cox of Variety. the half-hour show featured actors, playwrights, designers, directors, lyricists, book writers, choreographers and more talking about putting on a show.
It lasted more than 26 years and there is nothing else like it. Quickie interviews on network talk shows don’t come anywhere near the quality of questions, in-depth discussions and often the crazy things we sometimes heard and saw.
Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, is currently showing The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is a Tony Award-winning revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.
Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act – Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost – National Tour, Rent – Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical – National Tour) as Sofia. The Color Purple runs through October 21, 2018.
Tickets available at www.PaperMill.org.