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The Critics Divide on 'American Psycho,' But Benjamin Walker Slays Them
Is “She Loves Me” the (Almost) Perfect Musical?
March 17, 2016
When “She Loves Me” originally bowed in the spring of 1963, the musical received bouquets from critics and shrugs from the general public. The show, about bickering shop clerks by day and...
Q&A: Jessie Nelson of Broadway's "Waitress"
March 16, 2016
Girl power is powering the new musical “Waitress,” based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly. The first all-female team in Broadway history is bringing to life this story about Jenna, a...
“Anastasia”: One of History’s Most Romantic Myths on Stage
March 11, 2016
Broadway has been a mixed bag when it comes to the musical adaptations of animated features: smash hits with “The Lion King” and “Aladdin,” also-rans with “The Little Mermaid,” “Tarzan,”...
Oscar-winning “Frozen” To Heat Up Broadway
February 11, 2016
The ultimate no-brainer: Disney announced on February 9 that its theatrical division, headed by Thomas Schumacher, would develop the global animated hit “Frozen” for the musical...
Mirren’s Dress, Sexy Phantoms Meet as V&A Fetes Theater
February 09, 2016
A warhorse stands in the middle of the action. Next to him, there is Helen Mirren’s white dress, along with Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo outfit and sexy bustiers from “Phantom of the Opera....
The Grammy's: Just In Case "Hamilton" Needs More Attention
February 05, 2016
Broadway and the Grammys have had an on-again, off-again relationship for decades.This year, the recording industry’s big night is offering a kiss and then some to “Hamilton,” which...
Broadway’s Boom Continues
January 05, 2016
For decades Broadway was commonly referred to as “The Fabulous Invalid.” Not anymore. She ended 2015 dancing in the aisles to the ring of cash registers tallying an unprecedented bonanza,...
Winners and Losers: The Top Broadway Stories of 2015
December 30, 2015
Just like awards, lists are arbitrary and at times contradictory. While “China Doll,” starring Al Pacino, may have garnered brickbats from the critics, it remains the highest-grossing...
Broadway Gets A New Theater Courtesy of a Major Player
December 21, 2015
The first question that is asked when producers tout the advent of a new Broadway show is, “Do they have a theater?” Until then, the announcement is not taken seriously. Those who control...
Broadway's Banner Year
May 27, 2015
“And the money kept rolling in,” is how Tim Rice’s lyric puts it in a song from “Evita.”And that aptly sums up the Broadway season of 2014-2015, which officially ended on Sunday. The...
"The Visit": One for the History Books?
May 22, 2015
The Tony nominations have provided a substantial bump in revenue for three of the four musicals vying for Best Musical, the top honor to be doled out on Sunday, June 7, broadcast live on...
Pop Stars Turned Stage Stars: the Best and Worst
P E Holdsworth
May 08, 2015
Pop star Nicole Scherzinger has pedigree worthy locks, skin as flawless as a Rembrandt, and yes, plenty of men do wish their “girlfriend was hot like” her. But does winning runner-up...
“Doctor Zhivago”: Frozen Out by Tony Nominators and Critics
May 06, 2015
Susan Stroman, the Tony-winning director and choreographer, put her finger on the perils of working on Broadway in her acceptance speech after being inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame...
Historical Rehab: Richard III and Thomas Cromwell
March 31, 2015
What a difference a half-millennium makes.With all the pomp and circumstance accorded to a monarch, the bones of King Richard III, the eponymous villain of one of Shakespeare’s greatest...
Q&A With the Team Behind "Something Rotten!"
March 26, 2015
Just who does that Will Shakespeare think he is anyway?That’s the conceit of “Something Rotten!,” which just began previews at the St. James Theatre prior to its opening on April 22...
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