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 Little Dog Laughed," a Tony-nominated comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, featured the disarming triangle of a gay hustler (Johnny Galecki), an in-the-closet movie star (Tom Everett Scott) and a…
In 2006, it was Julia Roberts in "Three Days of Rain." This season it was Julianne Moore in "The Vertical Hour." For every movie-star debutante who fails to light up the Rialto, there's an Audra…
Who goes to the theater for realism? Certainly not the costume and set designers who created Broadway environs this season. Jonathan Fensom knew that simply re-creating a military trench for WWI…
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.