For a while there, it was starting to look as if concerts on Broadway were the new star-driven play revivals: a go-to option for producers looking for one of the Main Stem’s safer financial bets. But…
A Night with Janis Joplin
Despite such a limited commercial output, Joplin's status as a cultural icon has remained almost weirdly steadfast throughout the decades.
As a musical biography, “A Night With Janis Joplin” is pretty much a bust. The book by Randy Johnson, who also helmed, skims lightly over the singer’s Texas childhood and her tenure with Big Brother…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Spurred by largely stellar reviews in the wake of its Sept. 26 opening, the Broadway revival of "The Glass Menagerie" posted the largest individual jump of the week at the Broadway box office…
Broadway began the slow process of picking itself up out of the fall doldrums last week as a bit of sales momentum returned to the box office — even as the head count of total theatergoers stayed…
With musicals "After Midnight" and "A Night with Janis Joplin" now booked for fall runs, Broadway's singing a familiar song. A whole slew of them, in fact. Catalog musicals — that is, tuners with…
This well-matched pair is up for anything that helmer Sullivan throws at them in this fun show, which has no discernible theme, but a lot of nerve.
Hot on the heels of his fourth well-received stint as Tony host, Neil Patrick Harris has locked in a Broadway return with a spring 2014 production of John Cameron Mitchell and Steven Trask’s rock…
It’s payback time for the “regular” looking girls whose boyfriends humiliated them for being insufficiently gorgeous in Neil LaBute’s 2008 play, “Reasons to Be Pretty.” The same gang returns in…
The 1993 romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" has been turned into a stage musical that can best be described as pointless in Pasadena.
It’s really hard to pull off a production style that says: “Yoo-hoo, I’m being ironic here!” without patronizing or caricaturing its targets of irony. Todd Haynes executed this risky directorial…