Studios have never been strangers to Broadway. Since the early days of talkies, Hollywood has poached stories and talent from the Great White Way, sometimes to the dismay of the legit crowd.
The A-train isn't the 405, and the Algonquin isn't the Ivy. But Broadway is starting to look a lot like Hollywood.
"The Shining City" will light up Broadway after all. The latest play by Conor McPherson ("The Weir") has been picked up by Manhattan Theater Club for an April bow at the Biltmore.
Signature Theater has signed on the dotted line for Lili Taylor and Sherie Rene Scot to reprise their roles in a revival of John Guare's 1977 play "Landscape of the Body."
Single-monikered thesp LaChanze ("Once on This Island") will headline the Broadway-bound musical adaptation "The Color Purple."
Jujamcyn Theaters will rechristen the Virginia, one of its five Broadway houses, the August Wilson Theater. New marquee will go up over the West 52nd Street venue Oct. 17.
The ninth annual New York Intl. Fringe Festival wrapped over the weekend with an attendance surge of 10,000 and a handful of productions ripe for commercial development.
Musical revivals aren't the surefire cash cows they used to be, so producers are on the prowl for new work. And the New York Musical Theater Festival is helping in the hunt.
The fall harvest of fresh tuners isn't limited to the New York Musical Festival: The National Alliance for Musical Theater's Festival of New Musicals, at Dodger Stages Sept. 25-26, will present…