It's hard enough for a play to succeed on tuner-centric Broadway -- much less an unflinching play about grief, arriving amid a spring slate unusually crowded with non-musical productions. "The Year…
Broadway held on to some of the momentum from Presidents Day weekend, upticking to $18.3 million in total sales for Week 39 (Feb. 19-25). That's up by about $1 million from the prior sesh.
Not for nothing does "The Tempest" start on board ship. Whether from magic to reality, from pain to forgiveness, or from darkness to light, the one certainty about Shakespeare's dreamlike…
Jay Harnick, founder of Theaterworks/USA, died in New York Feb. 27 after an illness. He was 78.
L.A. theater producer and actress/dancer Denise Wisenmeyer died in her sleep on Feb. 11 in Chatham, Ill. She was 53. Wiesenmeyer, who used the stage name Denise Ragan, was the co-founder of the Attic…
Kerry Butler will take the lead in the Broadway-bound tuner version of "Xanadu."
Downward spirals don't get much more deadening than the one traveled by the eponymous midlife-crisis mascot of Patrick Marber's corrosive glumfest, "Howard Katz." The writing is often pungent, and…
Barbara Hauptman, exec director of legit helmers' union Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, will ankle the post when her contract is up in November.
Helmer Charles Newell's intimate and startling re-imagining of "Man of La Mancha," focusing on the down-and-dirty prison setting and the transformative power of art over adversity, is as noble as the…
The novels of Virginia Woolf have seldom been dramatized -- perhaps less so than her own life story. There are good reasons for that, and they duly make themselves felt in playwright Adele Edling…