August Wilson's death in late 2005 was a major blow to American theater. It was also a sucker punch to black actors on Broadway. For almost a quarter century, beginning with "Ma Rainey's Black…
"The History Boys" explored the role that history plays in our lives and our understanding of the world around us. If there was a lesson to be learned from its 2006 Tony Awards success, it seems to…
European-based theater and opera director Dietmar Pflegerl died in Klagenfurt, Austria, on May 17 after a five-year battle with cancer.
Who says big, brash Broadway is no place for art and esoterica? Not the Tony nominating committee, who lavished more attention last week on art-house critical faves -- "Spring Awakening," 11 noms…
Tonys, meet Tony. The live broadcast on CBS of the 2007 Tony Awards is up against an episode of "The Sopranos." And not just any installment of "The Sopranos." The last one. Ever.
Broadway box office began to heat up last week, with total receipts climbing more than $600,000 to $20.15 million. Late May usually sees a pickup in Rialto sales, as auds are prodded by the legit…
Costly Broadway play "Coram Boy" has announced it will close May 27 unless receipts go up.
Road receipts decreased in Week 50 (May 7-13) as the 14-show slate dipped 1.08% to $11,816,817. The decrease was due in part to "Twelve Angry Men" being on hiatus.
When actors decide to step up their careers, they do theater. When freelance directors want to raise the level of their game, they run one.
While "The Color Purple" brought Atlanta's Alliance Theater some green when it transferred to Broadway, the announcement last week that the company will receive this year's regional theater Tony…
When Tina Fabrique starts to sing one of the nearly two dozen hits from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, the biographical musical "Ella" finds its voice. Unfortunately, book writer Jeffrey Hatcher is…