It's not a lot of laffs for stand-up comedians these days. Auds have grown tougher and the pay is paltry.
After getting a boost the previous week, Broadway took a typical mid-December dip during Week 29 (Dec. 13-19) as grosses fell 4.8% to $15,944,234 and attendance dropped 5.3% to 233,997.
Mel Brooks' boffo tuner-turned-pic "The Producers," which two weeks ago lost Nicole Kidman as a topliner, is in talks with Uma Thurman to replace her.
"Hallelujah, Baby!" won the musical Tony in 1968, but a reworked revival staged by Arthur Laurents received tepid notices from D.C. crix following its opening last week at Arena Stage.
The Motion Picture & Television Fund and the Actors' Fund of America will receive all the royalties on "A Fine Romance," an upcoming book being written by MGM exec Darcie Denkert.
The Actors Studio has appointed board members Carlin Glynn, Lee Grant and Stephen Lang to serve as co-artistic directors of the 60-year-old nonprofit dedicated to the development of actors…
At last, just in time for the holidays, comes the answer to the burning question that bubbles up this and every Christmas among the musicals-obsessed: Who could possibly inherit the mantle of Carol…
Just for Variety: Everybody and his brother has been naming winners and nominees for their best of 2004, so I asked Oscar show producer Gil Cates what's happening with the Acad's Feb.27 date at the…
Broadway finally played catchup. In recent weeks, legit's weekly B.O. has underperformed levels set in 2003 and 2002 by about $2 million a session. Not so last week.
The $14 million Broadway production "Wicked" has recouped this week, its producers have reported. Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, the tuner by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman opened Oct. 30…