Does gay no longer pay on Broadway? With the premature closing of Douglas Carter Beane's gay-themed "The Little Dog Laughed," on Feb. 18 after only 112 perfs, it appears that one of legit's built-in…
Building on the extravagant embellishments gathered under the collective literary umbrella known as "The Arabian Nights," playwright Jason Grote delivers a phantasmagoric take on the timeless tales…
Week 35 (Jan. 22-28) was a cold one in Gotham, but the late-January drop in Broadway sales so remarkable during the prior frame leveled off somewhat. The 27 shows on the boards brought in some $14.5…
Always look on the bright side of life" has cheerfully served as a signature tune for Monty Python, but it could just as well have been penned for Winnie, the heroine of Samuel Beckett's "Happy…
Road receipts dropped in Week 35 (Jan. 22-28) as the 10-show slate dropped 8.87% to $8,360,835.
There's a real feeling of 1928 Berlin to the new production of "The Threepenny Opera" that Soulpepper Theater has mounted as the first musical in the Toronto classical repertory company's nine-year…
Strands: The answer to the small-scale producer's perennial cry of "How can I get national critics to my fringe show?" is simple: Open in January.
Atlanta's government is building it, and they're hoping audiences will come. On Feb. 2, Georgia's Fulton County Arts Council, which serves Atlanta and surrounding neighborhoods, broke ground for the…
Audiences are flatlining at Canada's two major classical theater festivals -- Stratford and Shaw -- but fund-raising is picking up the slack. While both orgs have seen ticket sales dip, differences…
They're not sexy. They don't get much press coverage. They're not novelty shows starring clowns or blue men. And many of them play quirky, older venues off the beaten path.
TV and stage actor Lee Bergere died of natural causes on Jan. 31 in Brentwood, N.H. He was 88.