When it comes to screen musicals, Hollywood execs tend to hit either the fast-forward or pause buttons. Last week, New Line signed Jack O'Brien and Jerry Mitchell to co-direct the film "Hairspray,"…
Traditionally, talent travels west. A big hit on Broadway leads to work in Hollywood. Recently, that trend has begun to reverse, and the most significant infusion of Hollywood talent today is within…
Broadway rebounded 2.3% during Week 17 (Sept. 20-26), pulling in $10,663,779, with attendance up 4.1% to 165,111.
"The Odd Couple" was an amusing play, but this clever knockoff is really funny. No surprise, since Emmy nominee Allan Katz's credits include "Laugh-In," "All in the Family," "MASH" and "Roseanne."…
Road grosses rose 6.7% to $10,005,821 during Week 17 (Sept. 20-26). "Thoroughly Modern Millie" ($627,153) returned last week after a hiatus, while "The Producers" soared $339,086 to $759,140 as it…
"Trying" is a sensitive portrait of the growth of an unlikely friendship between an 81-year-old man and his 25-year-old secretary. Not just any old man. He is Judge Francis Biddle, the former…
NYMF? NAMT? The Gotham musical theater community has been mired in alphabet soup lately, as two seemingly like-minded festivals converged on the city back-to-back.
Kevin Spacey's Old Vic regime has got off to a cool start with critics, who weighed in mostly on the negative side Sept. 29 on Spacey's opening production -- Dutch writer Maria Goos' play "Cloaca."
Revolution Studios will now pay the tab for "Rent," a screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tony-winning musical. The film will be directed by Chris Columbus, who has been writing the script for the…
Playwright-director Moises Kaufman will present scenes from his latest work, "33 Variations on a Theme," Oct. 11 as part of a benefit evening for Tectonic Theater Project, the company he founded in…
David Hare's new play "Stuff Happens," which takes aim at the Bush and Blair administrations, will get its first public exposure in the U.S. with a reading at Hartford Stage later this month.