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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Make no mistake: The main attraction at the Booth Theatre, where a prosaic revival of Bernard Pomerance’s 1977 drama The Elephant Man opened last night, isn’t the freak-show headliner in the title, but the A-list name emblazoned... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Towleroad
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> Producers announced that Sting will step into a role in The Last Ship, the new musical for which he wrote music and lyrics, beginning next week on December 9 through January 10. The move is an effort to boost... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Towleroad
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As we revealed earlier today, John Cameron Mitchell will debut in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on January 21, returning to the role he created Off-Broadway 15 years ago and immortalized in the cult-hit 2001 film.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Towleroad
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John Cameron Mitchell will take over as Hedwig in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch beginning January 21 at the Belasco Theatre, Towleroad can reveal. Mitchell, who wrote the musical with Stephen Trask, created the role of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Watching a fisherman means a lot of waiting around for something to happen. If that fisherman happened to be a strapping, Tony Award-winning movie star like Hugh Jackman, you may be very pleased to do just that.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Towleroad
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This month in theatre news, Emma Stone steps in as Sally Bowles, Keira Knightley will make Broadway debut, Pippin to depart and The Heidi Chronicles to move in at the Music Box, Martin Short will join It's Only a Play.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Equal parts cerebral and sexy, Tom Stoppard’s 1982 play about love, deception and the limits of fiction gets a chic, starry revival from Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines theatre, where it opened on Broadway last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Fire Island lovers already nostalgic for summer will find themselves immediately transported upon entering Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, where a revival of Terrence McNally’s 1991 play set in the idyllic Pines opened last night. The oceanfront... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR There is a chilling, heart-stopping moment at the height of Disgraced, Ayad Akhtar’s sharp and engrossing Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which opened on Broadway last night at the Lyceum Theatre. Once you recover from the shock of it,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Anyone who thinks theatre people are a bunch of eccentric, egotistical, navel-gazing kooks will find little to prove them wrong in the starry Broadway premiere of Terrence McNally’s 1982 comedy It’s Only a Play, which opened last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR The best plays, like the best fiction, force us to see the world in a new way. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a breathtaking new play by Simon Stephens adapted from Mark Haddon’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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This month in theatre news, Lindsay Lohan debuts on the West End, and the KGB, Henry VIII and a deaf leading lady will all play Broadway in 2015. > Lindsay Lohan opened at London’s Playhouse Theatre in David Mamet’s Speed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR If you have any doubts that a play with two actors sitting behind a table, scripts-in-hand, can capture the imagination, you can check them at the door of Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where a charming revival of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Of all the pet names you’ve heard used to describe your privates, “bootycandy” might be a first. As the title suggests, Robert O’Hara’s wickedly funny and provocative new play, which opened Off Broadway last week at Playwrights... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Tony nominated in 2011 for his turn as an eagerly pious missionary in The Book of Mormon, Andrew Rannells returns to Broadway this week playing the glam-rock trans goddess in Hedwig and the Angry Inch for an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR No one can claim a shortage of Broadway musicals about Brill Building artists who became household names—between them, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Jersey Boys) and Carole King (Beautiful) have the Baby Boomer market cornered—so it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR When you imagine what the words ‘Tupac musical’ could mean, you might think back on the colorful verve of ‘90s music videos, the rags-to-riches stories that dominate their soundtracks and find yourself hoping for a big-ticket nostalgic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR The 2014 Tony Awards will be handed out Sunday at Radio City Music Hall, in a televised ceremony hosted by Broadway’s favorite brawny man Hugh Jackman. With the six-week long race nearing its finish line, a number... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Despite its subject’s penchant for designer heels, you’ll want to don comfortable footwear for Here Lies Love, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's immersive rock musical about Imelda Marcos, which returned to the Public Theater this month after... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Nominees for the 68th annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday in a lineup that favors familiar tunes, revitalized classics and breakout performances by new and famous faces. Some of the season’s biggest Hollywood names were overlooked,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR A decade after ending its six-year run on Broadway, directors Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s acclaimed revival of Cabaret returns to Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54, where it opened on April 24. Stepping back into his Tony-Award-winning... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Swapping profanities reaches the level of high art in the first Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s Tony-nominated 1996 black comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan, which opened April 20 at the Cort Theatre. The show features an admirable... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR James Franco’s quest for ubiquity now includes a starring role on Broadway, in the revival of John Steinbeck’s classic 1937 drama Of Mice and Men, which opened April 16 at the Longacre Theatre. Anyone hoping for a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Harvey Fierstein knows that a play about straight transvestites is bound to raise eyebrows, and he’s hoping it does more than that. Casa Valentina, which opened on Broadway last night at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Friedman Theatre, has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY NAVEEN KUMAR Just before the curtain rises on a beautifully acted production of A Raisin in the Sun, which opened on Broadway April 3 at the Barrymore Theatre, a recorded interview with Lorraine Hansberry pipes through the darkened house,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Towleroad
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