Articles tagged broadway

Born in a Trunk, Raised on the Stage: An Interview with Leslie Uggams

Celebrating a lifetime on stage and screen, Leslie Uggams reflects on Broadway, her roles in Roots and Deadpool, and why Pharrell makes her happy.

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James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson Back on Broadway in ‘Gin Game’

Jones and Tyson are in a revival of The Gin Game, a two-person play originated on Broadway in 1977 by Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy.

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16 Oct 2015 // 9:15 AM

Pinter, Shepard Works Play Broadway, With Varying Results

Harold Pinter and Sam Shepard, once bewildering to theatergoers addicted to stories with a beginning, middle and end, now have become part of Broadway’s luxury-gift basket.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Hamilton’ Speak to Modern Protests Through Hip-hop

Rap is sometimes seen as having gone soft, handed over to people singing of a kind of wish fulfillment more than their desire to have wishes fulfilled. But the return of highly serious work in a hip-hop context changes the game.

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‘Wolf Hall’ Is a Thrilling High-stakes Game in Henry VIII’s Court

How much Wolf Hall can one nation outside the Commonwealth stand? Apparently, quite a bit when you consider the number of Anglophiles, prestige-hounds, royal soap opera addicts and ugly divorce rubberneckers among us.

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For All the Misfits and the Losers: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Brings the Underdog to Broadway

That Hedwig is claiming so much success without losing its more challenging aspects and picking up “quadruple threat” Neil Patrick Harris in the process is nothing short of a miracle.

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Out of the Desert, Into Drag: An Encounter with Priscilla the Queen

Unlike the mock enthusiasm, he had prepared prior to the show, our writer found that he genuinely loved his first Broadway experience.

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Despite many bright notes, theater in New York seems to be having an identity crisis

Broadway has had a good year by most accounts. Box-office receipts have just been tallied, and it turns out that this has been the highest-grossing

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Kanye West = Batman? Five Perfect Broadway Superhero Musicals We’d Like to See

If only the creators of the Spiderman musical had chosen Elvis Costello instead of U2 to create Spidey's soundtrack... While we're at it, here are some ideas for Broadway's next pack of superhero shows.

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22 Apr 2011 // 8:30 AM

Robin Williams tackles a role of a different stripe

NEW YORK — Long before Robin Williams was in an Iraq war play, he was very close to the Iraq war. Sitting in his dressing room

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13 Apr 2010 // 4:05 AM

On this year’s drama award, the Pulitzer board blew it

LOS ANGELES — Buried in Monday’s announcement of the 2010 Pulitzer winners was the news that the board that, in effect, decides these matters had been

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10 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM


This film is a smoldering evisceration of male hypocrisy, pretense, racial anxiety, and sexual panic that would give Neil LaBute pause.

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28 Jan 2010 // 9:00 PM

Passing Strange

A melding of serious drama, sarcastic humor, and brash power pop attitude, this marks a watershed moment in the life of a musical adventurer who has yet to bask in the spotlight.

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Theatre World 65: 2008-2009 by Ben Hodges

Now in its 65th year, the grande dame of American theatrical reference books proves that it's still both indispensable and addictive.

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The Playbill Broadway Yearbook

With generous helpings of both vital information and insider tidbits, this is an impressive resource for the theatre journalist or fan.

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Chicago is a New York star in ‘A Steady Rain’ and more new shows

NEW YORK — You can go to Chicago these days without leaving Manhattan. Hey, you can hang out with Chicago cops without even leaving 45th Street

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20 Jul 2009 // 6:20 AM

NEW YORK — Isn’t it always a little embarrassing to ask the length of a play or musical — as if, deep down, people assume you’

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8 Jun 2009 // 2:44 AM

They were the Tonys, but you could have called them the Billys. Wantagh, Long Island, teen Trent Kowalik, an international Irish dance champion, on Sunday

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1 Jun 2009 // 1:15 PM

As the Tonys near, Broadway is booming with escapist fare

NEW YORK — You’d scarcely know times are hard from the crowds thronging around Times Square and into Broadway theaters for the Great White Way’

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Comedy of errors: This year’s Tony nominations just seem plain odd

NEW YORK — Let’s be a little gentle with the nominators for this year’s Tony Awards. With 43 productions, the most since the 1982-83 season,

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The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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