One of the U.K.'s most prolific legit producers, Friedman is immensely shrewd at the tricky business of juggling personal taste and box office potential. Over the past 18 months, her Sonia Friedman…
William Goldman speaks for many when he opines -- as he has frequently -- that all critics are embittered failures. But in my experience, most critics write about film, theater, art, music or…
As Broadway producers went into the weekend assuring theatergoers that the show would go on despite stalled labor talks, the stagehands' union called a strike vote set for Oct. 21.
It's in the National Theater's largest auditorium, and its only star is a life-sized horse puppet, but a week before previews begin "War Horse" is already 50% sold for its limited run. What makes…
Philip Glass' "Appomattox" --in its world premiere at San Francisco Opera -- emerges a frequently potent but uneven work.
Columbus Day weekend discovered new coin on the Rialto, with total Broadway grosses up $1.7 million in Week 19 to just over $16 million for 25 shows on the boards.
Andrew Upton's "Riflemind," a tantalizing tale of washed-up rockers who regroup at their former frontman's rural English property to mull the possibility of a reunion tour, delivers much of what it…
The road dipped 4.23% in Week 19 (Oct 1-7), losing about 600,000. The 12-show slate held steady after last week's big gains, grossing a total of $13,827,734.
Prior to next month's "Wintuk," Cirque du Soleil hadn't had much luck coming to Manhattan. The Canadian-based circus troupe, which has preemed its new shows in Montreal and Las Vegas, had received…
If you haven't seen -- or even heard of -- the musicals "The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical" or "The Story of My Life," don't worry. You probably will soon.