Great comic opera almost invariably tells the tale of an oversized and meddlesome loud bass-baritone brought down to size by shrewd feminine contrivance. Two of the best examples of the genre occupy…
Noises Off: May is awards-glut month in the theater, with the Tonys capping the season on June 5. This column has traditionally poked fun at all the critics orgs that honor legit's finest by honoring…
Yahoo!'s reach and American Express's wallet are trying to take online theater marketing to a new level.
The Windy City has a new $8 million proscenium theater right on the Magnificent Mile, replete with 549 seats and, it seems, almost as many crystal chandeliers. Tony De Santis, the indefatigable…
Two long-established West End playhouses, the Strand and the Albery, are being rechristened the Novello and the Noel Coward, respectively. Both venues are expected to have new signage in place by the…
Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom continue to score on Broadway, but they'll be taking a breather from the road.
Road grosses barely budged during Week 51 (May 16-22), decreasing a slight 1.31% to $11,925,442. Nine of 16 shows saw decreases.
First in the Magic Theater's second annual "Hot House" trilogy of rotating-rep new plays, is John Belluso's drama whose parts form an uneven whole. Tragicomic tale of a wheelchair-bound man's forced…
Maybe Broadway is making up for a lackluster autumn on its run to the season's finish. In Week 51 (May 16-22), 35 shows brought in a record-setting $18,748,805 for the mid-May time frame, as receipts…
Michael Ritchie, new artistic director of L.A.'s Center Theater Group, has a vision for his company's future, and on July 1 he's giving it plenty of room.
The Bard is boffo on Broadway. "Julius Caesar," starring Denzel Washington, has recouped its $3 million capitalization, according to the show's producers. Magic day was Sunday. Investors and…