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…
"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.
Lightning strikes twice for Carole Shorenstein Hays. She led the producer teams to move "Topdog/Underdog" and "Doubt" to Broadway. And just like the 2002 win by Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright John…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…