And the first casualty of the Tony Awards season is ... "Little Women." The Broadway musical will close Sunday after having played 55 previews and 137 regular performances at the Virginia Theater.
It's a party out there now that the Broadway musical has recovered its sense of humor. "All people really want to do is laugh," says William Finn, composer-lyricist of "The 25th Annual Putnam County…
And the award for trouper of the year goes to ... It's a tie! Christina Applegate and Charlotte d'Amboise for "Sweet Charity." Who showed more spunk, more "the show must go on" determination…
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…
When it comes to designers, Broadway producers do not believe in spreading the work around. Donald Holder, Brian MacDevitt and Kenneth Posner did the lighting for almost a third of the 38 shows that…
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…
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…
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.
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