Frank Rich News

Centre Stage  for Youth Changes Audition Time for GYPSYCentre Stage for Youth Changes Audition Time for GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Due to an unexpected emergency with the director, auditions for GYPSY for youth ages thirteen and below have been changed to 4:00pm instead of the previously announced 2:00pm on Sunday, August 30th. (more...)

Runway Theatre to Present FALSETTOSRunway Theatre to Present FALSETTOS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Runway Theatre presents Falsettos this September.Falsettos runs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit runwaytheatre.com or call the box office at 817.488.4842. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

10 Reasons Our Ten-Dollar Founding Father HAMILTON Is the Perfect Inspiration for a Hit Musical10 Reasons Our Ten-Dollar Founding Father HAMILTON Is the Perfect Inspiration for a Hit Musical
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical about American political figurehead Alexander Hamilton, opens on Broadway tonight. Countless stories on the jack-of-all-trades creator and his inspirations for the hit show have told us how Hamilton came about (nerdiest beach read ever), so now it's time to take a look at why. What is it about Hamilton that makes him a great dramatic subject? It's in the history books. (more...)

Amanda Flahive to Lead Williams Street Rep's GYPSY as 'Mama Rose'; Full Cast Announced!Amanda Flahive to Lead Williams Street Rep's GYPSY as 'Mama Rose'; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

In 1959 Ethel Merman, the prominent musical theatre actress of her time, and David Merrick were searching for their next project. After reading an excerpt from the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, Merrick felt they had said project and GYPSY was born. (more...)

Frank Rich Suggests New Alexander Hamilton Currency in Light of HAMILTON's Box Office SuccessFrank Rich Suggests New Alexander Hamilton Currency in Light of HAMILTON's Box Office Success
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Broadway's HAMILTON isn't hurting at the box office, but it has one monetary controversy in the wings. And Frank Rich, writing in New York Magazine, has the solution. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS at SRO is Rousing Ammunition for Thought!BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS at SRO is Rousing Ammunition for Thought!
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 15, 2015

If you are socially conscious or have some type of social media account, you are well aware of the social injustices that seem to flood the timelines. In this past year, we have witnessed young black men assassinated at the hands of police officers as well as a massacre in Charleston, South Carolina where a deranged racist killed nine parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Hashtags such as #Handsupdontshoot and #BlackLivesMatter have become the popular catch phrases in the juggernaut of social media. I know you are asking, 'What in the hell does this have to do with ASSASSINS the musical?' This show addresses so much more than the psychopathic motives of the nine assassins; it makes one question the gun control laws of then and now. Going into the theatre, I was excited to see a musical that I love and know very well, but my thoughts changed immediately at curtain call. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from ArchivesMasterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from Archives
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives - Pinocchio (July 17), Woman of the Year (August 14), and The Beggar's Opera (September 18). Upon release, each title will beaccompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

Frank Rich Sounds Off on the 2015 Tony Awards!Frank Rich Sounds Off on the 2015 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The 2015 Tony Awards have come and gone, but that doesn't mean that us theatre fanatics aren't still thinking about every minute of them. Frank Rich, infamous ex-theatre critic of the New York Times, still has lots to say about the ceremony, and he writes about his thoughts in New York Magazine: (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside MEMORIES OF AL HIRSCHFELD Event with Harold Prince, Frank Rich & MorePhoto Flash: Inside MEMORIES OF AL HIRSCHFELD Event with Harold Prince, Frank Rich & More
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28 at 6:30PM, The New-York Historical Society presented Memories of Al Hirschfeld, a special event featuring Al Hirschfeld Foundation President Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, Robert Osborne of The Hollywood Reporter and Turner Classic Movies, legendary Broadway producer and director Harold Prince, and Frank Rich of New York Magazine in discussion about the life and legacy of Al HIrschfeld through his art, career, and personal relationships.  (more...)

Scoop: VEEP - June Episodes on HBOScoop: VEEP - June Episodes on HBO
by TV Scoop - May 28, 2015

Get all the scoop on VEEP - June Episodes, airing on HBO (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted ChapinBWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted Chapin
by National Theater Institute - May 26, 2015

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Today, in an excerpt from EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE: THE BIRTH OF THE MUSICAL FOLLIES, we hear from Ted Chapin (NTI Fall '70) who called his semester-away at NTI an 'extraordinary' 'experimental off-campus theater program.' (more...)

Awesome New PACIFIC OVERTURES Mash-Up Music VideoAwesome New PACIFIC OVERTURES Mash-Up Music Video
by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 2015

A fascinating and fantastic new mash-up video! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - May 7, 2015

Today we are revisiting one of Kander & Ebb's most awarded musicals in honor of its opening more than 20 years ago this week, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

HBO Announces May Broadcast Times & Episode Descriptions for VEEPHBO Announces May Broadcast Times & Episode Descriptions for VEEP
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

HBO announces MAY broadcast times and episode descriptions for VEEP: (more...)

HBO Renews VEEP & SILICON VALLEYHBO Renews VEEP & SILICON VALLEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

HBO has renewed the comedy series VEEP for a fifth season and SILICON VALLEY for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

Frank Rich Comments on HAMILTON, THE KING AND I RevivalFrank Rich Comments on HAMILTON, THE KING AND I Revival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Today, former New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich took part in a Q&A with New York Magazine on 'today's media, political, and cultural landscape.' He touched on Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, Lincoln Center's THE KING AND I revival starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, the Tony Awards and more. (more...)

HBO to Premiere Season Four of Hit Comedy Series VEEP, 4/12HBO to Premiere Season Four of Hit Comedy Series VEEP, 4/12
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Emmy®-nominated comedy series VEEP kicks off its ten-episode fourth season SUNDAY, APRIL 12(10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

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