"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.
Who knew what Disney would ultimately bring with "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King"? In certain Broadway theaters, booster seats for kids are outpacing hearing devices for seniors. Children…
The 1980s are back in theaters. And no wonder: It's good business for producers to wait 20 years before reviving a play or musical. This season alone, they brought back "La Cage aux Folles," "Steel…
Broadway's auds went ga-ga over the marquees advertising Billy Crystal and Denzel Washington. Their respective shows, "700 Sundays" and "Julius Caesar," grossed like big musicals, and set house…
To recast or not to recast: That's the dilemma often arising when a British hit is snapped up by Broadway. Some shows cross the Atlantic virtually intact, like the 1997 Tony-winning revival of "A…
Don't point out to Natasha Richardson and John C. Reilly that Edward Hall, the director of their "A Streetcar Named Desire" revival, is a Brit -- unless you want to uncork Broadway-sized emotions.