David Binder News

OF MICE AND MEN Ends Broadway Run Today; Revival to be Filmed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men played its final performance today. The producion starred Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester, and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first 'hit' of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production originally opened on Wednesday, April 16, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

James Franco & Chris O'Dowd-Led OF MICE AND MEN to be Screened Internationally by National Theatre Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

David Binder has just announced an international broadcast of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be the first Broadway show filmed by National Theatre Live. Starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, and directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men will be filmed at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street) and distributed by National Theatre Live. Screening dates for Of Mice and Men will be announced shortly. (more...)

Andrew Rannells Tweets from First HEDWIG Rehearsal: 'Beyond Thrilled'
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Rannells took to Twitter to share his excitement over his upcoming role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. (more...)

Lena Hall Talks Rannells Take on HEDWIG: 'It Won't Be A Carbon Copy'
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Hedwig star Lena Hall spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the upcoming transition. (more...)

Tony-Winning HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Recoups Broadway Capitalization!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Producer David Binder just announced that the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, which last month received four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has recouped its initial capitalization investment as of the week ending Sunday, July 13. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Enters Final 2 Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Final 2 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

Twitter Watch: Jane Lynch Visits HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by BWW Staff - Jul 10, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Jane Lynch wrote 'The stunning performance of @actuallynph in #hedwig inspired me in this photo on the Bway set. Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will soon succeed Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Rannells, who is contracted for an eight week run, will take on the title role beginning August 20, after Harris departs on August 17. HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH was originally produced by David Binder off off Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction of Peter Askin, ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron Mitchell andStephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly's 'Soundtrack of the Year' Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998. ' (more...)

Last 4 Weeks to See James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in OF MICE AND MEN, Now Through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Final 4 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

Breaking News: Andrew Rannells to Replace Neil Patrick Harris in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Producers have confirmed to The New York Times that Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will succeed Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Rannells, who is contracted for an eight week run, will take on the title role beginning August 20, after Harris departs on August 17. (more...)

Royal Greenwich Festivals Presents Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, 20-28 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

From the top of Greenwich Park Hill you can look out on one of most spectacular views of the capital - a city of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness. With this inspiration, GDIF 2014 invites you to experience familiar streets and public spaces as they're transformed by over 50 outdoor events from leading UK and International artists - from gravity-defying aerial choreography to global stories of war and peace; encounters between the living and the dead and a house turned inside out; from a pop-up desert island to a flying ship of dreams. This summer at GDIF the magic of outdoor theatre shows the world in a different light, urging audiences to look at the world anew. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 Tony Awards Winners' Circle - The Men
by Walter McBride - Jun 10, 2014


OF MICE AND MEN Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just twelve weeks, making it the first of the spring to do so. The critically acclaimed production which opened on Wednesday, April 16 and is now in its final seven weeks on Broadway, shattered the house record at the Longacre Theatre and is the first Broadway production of the spring season to recoup its initial investment. The strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 09, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Wins 2014 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. 'Internationally ignored song stylist' Hedwig Robinson (Neil Patrick Harris) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that 'angry inch.' The text is by John Cameron Mitchell with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Could Extend Past Tony Winner Neil Patrick Harris's Run; Who Will Star?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

HEDWIG director Michael Mayer revealed this evening that he expects the cult musical to extend past star Neil Patrick Harris's run. No word yet on who will be replacing Harris in the lead role. BWW will keep you updated as we know more! (more...)

HEDWIG's Kevin Adams Wins Tony for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Kevin Adams won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. This is Kevin Adams's sixth Tony nomination. He won Tony Awards for his lighting designs of Spring Awakening (2007), The 39 Steps (2008), and American Idiot (2010). (more...)

HEDWIG's Lena Hall Wins Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Lena Hall has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role as 'Yitzhak' in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Hall starred as Nicola in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Original Broadway Cast Album Out July 1st!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Atlantic Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the most nominated musical revival of the season, featuring Tony Award nominees Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall. The album is produced by HEDWIG composer Stephen Trask, Tony Award nominated sound designer and platinum-selling record producer Tim O'Heir, and the production's music director Justin Craig. The album is executive produced by Elie Landau and David Binder. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris on HEDWIG: 'I Like the Challenge of Being the Ringmaster'
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Tony nominee Neil Patrick Harris, currently starring in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, (more...)

PHOTO: Hugh Jackman Visits HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris & Lena Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Star of stage and screen Hugh Jackman took in the hit musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH yesterday and dropped by backstage following the performance to visit the show's stars (more...)

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