Just for Variety: The first phone call on my return to the office Monday morning was from Julie Andrews. She was calling as a member of the board of Operation U.S.A. having been a founding member…
The title of scribe Naomi Iizuka's intriguingly multilayered legiter refers to a famous series of woodblock prints called "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji." In "36 Views," a deceptively simple series…
An avalanche of B.O. records fell last week, including the big one. Thirty-one shows brought in $22,069,502, the highest cume to date for Broadway. It breaks the previous record of $21,350,633, the…
The "Sweet Charity" producers make it official: The 2005 Broadway revival, starring Christina Applegate and Denis O'Hare, opens April 21 at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. Previews begin April 4.
A host of Brit thesps and legit industryites have received kudos in the Queen's New Year Honors List. They include thesps Anna Massey, who is appointed commander of the British Empire (CBE), and Tom…
Thesps Joanne Camp and Robert Hock will receive this year's Callaway Award, presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation to honor the best perfs in a professional production of a classic drama in the…
Holiday auds at Kennedy Center's Opera House were the first to unwrap a new version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber revue that draws on his impressive songbook, with a handful of polished Broadway…
New Oz legit works enjoyed the best and worst of times in 2004. Some tanked spectacularly, like the $3.9 million tuner "Eureka," which mined only six weeks at Her Majesty's Theater in Melbourne.
There's always something to muck up Broadway's year-end grosses. In 2003, it was the four-day musicians' strike. In 2004, it was the Republican National Convention. So let's call it a wash.
Road grosses fell another 14.0% to $10,966,600 during Week 30 (Dec. 20-26) as five more shows went on hiatus: "Chicago," "The Graduate," "Peter Pan," "Movin' Out" and another company of "The…