Theater

Posted on Oct 31 2012

First Look at Daniel Breaker in ‘The Performers’ on Broadway (PHOTO)

Daniel Breaker (Shrek: The Musical) returns to the stage in The Performers, a new romantic comedy about life and love in the adult entertainment industry that will officially open Nov. 14 at the Longacre Theater. Breaker, who earned a Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway production of Passing Strage, will play a New York Post reporter and... Read More »
Posted on Oct 25 2012

‘Knock Me a Kiss,’ Starring André De Shields, Opens at Crossroads Theatre

Knock Me a Kiss, Charles Smith’s play about the brief marriage of Yolande Du Bois, daughter of W.E.B. Du Bois, will open Oct. 24 at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick and will run through Nov. 4. Starring Tony Award nominee André De Shields as W.E.B. Du Bois — the role he created Off-Broadway — Knock Me a Kiss,... Read More »
Posted on Oct 24 2012

Theater Review: Colman Domingo charms in new play ‘Wild With Happy’

Tony nominee Colman Domingo‘s energetic play, Wild With Happy, opened last night at the newly-renovated Public Theater in New York City. Domingo plays Gil, a gay man struggling to come to terms with the unexpected death of his mother. Gil is smart, quick witted, and never fails to bite his tongue. Gil is also a man going through emotional... Read More »
Posted on Oct 17 2012

German ‘Clybourne Park’ production features white actor in blackface; Playwright rescinds rights

Bruce Norris, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of "Clybourne Park," has derailed a German language production of his Tony-wining drama after he learned that a white actress would use makeup to play one of the black characters. Read More »
Posted on Oct 16 2012

‘Dont Go Gentle,’ Starring Maxx Brawer and Angela Lewis, Opens Off-Broadway

Angela Lewis and Maxx Brawer star in MCC Theater production of Stephen Belber's Don't Go Gentle, which opened on Sunday, Oct 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and will run through Nov 4. Read More »
Posted on Oct 10 2012

Patina Miller Cast as Leading Player in ‘Pippin’ Musical

Tony Award-nominated actress Patina Miller wil return to the stage later this year as one of the leads in “Pippin,” the historic musical being revived for A.R.T (and possibly Broadway). The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) today announced casting has been completed for its production of Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess).  Previews... Read More »
Posted on Oct 10 2012

First Look at Broadway’s ‘Motown: The Musical’ (VIDEO)

Motown: The Musical, based on the life of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, will open on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 14, 2013. Brandon Victor Dixon will play Gordy with Valisia Le Kae as Diana Ross. The full cast will be announced before preview performances begin on March 11, 2013. A few weeks ago, the show held... Read More »
Posted on Oct 09 2012

Colman Domingo’s ‘Wild With Happy’ Begins Previews

Colman Domingo‘s new play, Wild With Happy, will begin preview performances tonight, Oct. 9 in LuEster Hall at The Public Theater. The show is billed as “a deeply imaginative and utterly outrageous new work that explores the bizarre comedy that lies within death and healing.” Domingo will play Gil, an actor who’s struggling to carve out his own new... Read More »
Posted on Sep 27 2012

‘Black Orpheus’ Musical Being Developed for Broadway

Broadway producer Stephen C. Byrd, who gave us the all-black Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, is developing a new musical based on the Academy Award-winning 1959 film Black Orpheus (or Orfeu Negro). The original film, which centers on the tragic story of two black Brazilians who fall in love, is set in a... Read More »
Posted on Sep 26 2012

What’s Next: ‘Wild With Happy’ Starring Colman Domingo and Sharon Washington

Tony nominee Colman Domingo returns to the stage this fall with Sharon Washington, Korey Jackson and Maurice McRae in his new dramedy Wild With Happy, which will begin performances Oct. 9 at The Public Theater. The play, written by Domingo, will be presented as part of the Public’s 2012-13 season and will run through Nov. 11. Wild With Happy... Read More »
Posted on Sep 18 2012

Sanaa Lathan Reprises ‘Vera Stark’ Role in LA

LOS ANGELES — Stage and screen star Sanaa Lathan (A Raisin in the Sun, Contagion) returns to the title role in Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s ‘By the Way, Meet Vera Stark’ for its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. Lathan, who originated the character of Vera Stark in the critically acclaimed New York run, will once again... Read More »
Posted on Sep 12 2012

‘Smash’ star Leslie Odom Jr. mentors theater students in new PBS Show (VIDEO)

Leslie Odom Jr. is lending his support to young Broadway hopefuls in the new PBS mini-series, ‘Broadway or Bust.’ The three-part series follows high school theater students from all over the country as they are whipped into shape by stars of the stage and screen for an end-of-week showcase competition in New York City. The carefully selected group of... Read More »
Posted on Sep 10 2012

‘Motown’ Cast Performs at Broadway on Broadway (VIDEO)

The cast of Motown: The Musical performed in public for the first time on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Broadway on Broadway in Times Square. Concertgoers got their first preview of Brandon Victor Dixon as Berry Gordy and Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross. The free concert event was created 20 years ago by the Broadway League to give audiences sneak... Read More »
Posted on Sep 04 2012

Ta’rea Campbell, Kingsley Leggs to Lead ‘Sister Act’ National Tour

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment announce casting for the North American Tour of five-time Tony Award® nominated musical SISTER ACT.  Called “In a word, DIVINE!”by the Associated Press, SISTER ACT kicks off on October 2, 2012 at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre. The North American Tour of SISTER ACT will star Ta’Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Lion... Read More »
Posted on Aug 29 2012

‘Dreamgirls’ Opens at the Marriott Theatre

DREAMGIRLS, the smash Broadway musical turned hit movie, opens August 29 and runs through November 4 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tony and Grammy-winning Tom Eyen, DREAMGIRLS features the unforgettable hits “(And I Am Telling You) I’m Not Going”, “One Night Only” and... Read More »
Posted on Aug 28 2012

Andile Gumbi Cast as Simba in Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’

Andile Gumbi has joined the long-running Broadway production of The Lion King as Simba. Gumbi, who previously played the role in several international productions of The Lion King, will take center stage at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre tonight, August 28. He succeeds caucasian actor Adam Jacobs. The South African actor joins an incredible cast that includes Patrick R. Brown as... Read More »
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