City Center auds might almost believe they've been transported a hundred years into the future, when Encores! will be reviving a once-renowned musical by a man named Mel Brooks. Nope -- it's "Pardon…
They're not getting older, they're getting better. On both sides of the Atlantic, the theater world is giving unusual pride of place this season to its senior practitioners -- writers, directors and…
Broadway grosses soared 7.1% to $15,509,247 during Week 43 (March 15-21), a record for the frame. Attendance rose 5.7% to 237,777.
Wayne Cilento goes to L.A. to direct a workshop of the Frankie Lymon story "Why Do Fools Fall in Love." Tina Andrews has adapted her 1998 screenplay.
Road grosses dropped 14.1% to $14,070,064 during Week 43 (March 15-21). The number of shows went down to 18 from the previous week's 21, as "Urinetown" and "Chicago" went on layoff and "A Night With…
Noises Off: You have to love an actor who nabs an Oscar nom and doesn't hire a publicist. At least Alec Baldwin is consistent. He also did no press on the March 25 opening night for "Twentieth…
"Bombay Dreams," the Bollywood-themed musical that marked the West End's first sizable Anglo-Asian hit, will close June 13 at the Apollo Victoria Theater after a profitable two-year run.
Film production and marketing costs soared last year as Hollywood studios continued to focus on mega-wide openings of tentpole pics. Detailed at ShoWest 2004 by retiring Motion Picture Assn. of…
Ever since David Auburn knocked 'em dead with "Proof," which captured the trifecta of play awards in 2001 (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award) and was scooped up by…
Christopher Hampton, Don Black and Frank Wildhorn's "Dracula" will be the first musical of the 2004-05 Broadway season. It opens Aug. 5 at the Belasco Theater. Previews begin July 12.
Politicians aren't the only ones who can flip-flop. The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds will hold a Wednesday meeting to possibly reconsider its neutral position on the subject of the…