The Broadway revival of “Chicago” opened on Nov. 14, 1996 — and in the two decades since, it’s become one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, second only to “The Phantom of the…
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This season's Tony-nommed musicals took various routes to Broadway. Here's how a few producers recall that often arduous trek to the bigtime.
The Broadway revival of “Pippin” opened April 25 at the Music Box Theater after a world premiere earlier this year at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. The following is Frank Rizzo’s…
Lance LeGault, a character actor who began his career as a stunt double for Elvis Presley and went on to play a long line of gravelly voiced military types in films including "Stripes" and "Iron…
There's nothing like a monster hit to send producers scuttling to a composer's back catalog: With Stephen Schwartz's "Wicked" an unstoppable success, it was inevitable that someone would raise the…
They both have one word titles, beginning with the letter "c," and they were written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. "Cabaret," however, is not "Chicago."
This is a surefire winner for gay fests and could play strongly among targeted smallscreen auds.
Lenny Bruce was one of the precursors of social upheaval, and like most pioneers, he got clobbered for his foresight. Bob Fosse's remarkable film version of Julian Barry's legit play, Lenny, stars…
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