"Little fiddles and bits." That's how Harvey Fierstein describes the fix-up job that falls to the book writer when a big musical like "La Cage aux Folles" is revived for Broadway.
On paper, it looked like one of the sleepier entries of the 2004-05 season: A 1950s teleplay was set to make its Broadway debut after being recycled as a 1957 movie and a fave stage play at community…
Adam Guettel made his long-awaited Broadway debut with "The Light in the Piazza," which is not your grandfather's musical. The composer-lyricist says he wasn't trying to move tuners in a new…
Unlike film and TV, which honor their veterans by giving them awards and not returning their agents' phone calls, Broadway knows how to treat its living legends: It puts them to work.
There's a 39-year span between Mike Nichols first Broadway musical, "The Apple Tree," and his follow-up effort, "Monty Python's Spamalot." The Rialto has changed, he says.
If Tony nominations represent a temperature gauge for the Broadway climate, then this year's nods demonstrate that the theater community is refusing to bow to Hollywood luminaries or to put another…
Franco-American relations may be at a historical low, but for Minneapolis' Theatre de la Jeune Lune, this year's Tony Award winner for best regional theater, the creative collision of French and…
John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt" added further certainty to its awards season momentum Wednesday, when it was honored as best play of the 2004-05 legit season by the New York Drama Critics Circle.
While the success of "Spamalot" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" in the Tony nominations appears likely to put wind in the sails of other screen-to-stage transfers, the cold shoulder shown to jukebox…
Tuesday's windfall of 11 nominations including musical, book, score, direction and all three leads for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" looks likely to accelerate the show's journey to the road and…