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by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar just opened at Regent's Park's Open Air Theatre, and already the production is eying the West End, according to the New York Post's Michael Riedel. He writes: 'I'm told Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wouldn't mind a Broadway production either.' (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Eying Broadway Next?HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Eying Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD does not open at London's Palace Theatre until July 30, and already there is buzz about a future transfer to Broadway. The New York Post's Michael Riedel writes: 'Word is that Friedman and Callender are in negotiations for a Shubert theater possibly for next season. They may hit Toronto first, however.' (more...)

Little-Known Alan Menken Musical KICKS May Get a Second LifeLittle-Known Alan Menken Musical KICKS May Get a Second Life
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2016

According to The New York Post's Michael Riedel, a little known Broadway musical from Alan Menken called KICKS may be getting a new life. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/20/2016 - 'PIRATES', MEN ON BOATS, Junie B. Jones and More!Broadway AM Report, 7/20/2016 - 'PIRATES', MEN ON BOATS, Junie B. Jones and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 20, 2016

Today's big news: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson, opens tonight at Barrington Stage, MEN ON BOATS (more here) and Junie B. Jones arrive Off-Broadway, and the company of Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Michael Riedel's 'Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway' Set for TV MiniseriesMichael Riedel's 'Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway' Set for TV Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Michael Riedel's new book "Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway" will be made into a TV miniseries. RadicalMedia is developing the project to be penned by  Doug McGrath.  (more...)

Michael Riedel's Book, RAZZLE DAZZLE, Will Get Mini SeriesMichael Riedel's Book, RAZZLE DAZZLE, Will Get Mini Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

According to page six, Michael Riedel's book, RAZZLE DAZZLE, (which was released last fall) is set to get miniseries. Razzle Dazzle is a provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the people and the money and the power that re-invented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way-and bringing a crippled New York from the brink of bankruptcy to its glittering glory. Michael takes readers into what was at the time a seedy symbol of New York's economic decline, Times Square. Two men, Bernard Jacobs and Jerry Schoenfeld, transformed the collapsed theater district by taking over a crumbling theater company that became one of the most successful entertainment empires in the world and revitalized Times Square. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Natascia Diaz Takes on Versatile Lineup at Feinstein's/54 BelowSTAGE TUBE: Natascia Diaz Takes on Versatile Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented Every Little Step star and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut one month ago today, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington, D.C. Click below to watch Diaz perform 'I Miss The Mountains,' 'Happy Birthday, Darling', 'Autumn Leaves' and more on the 54 Below stage! (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Clarifies Intent of 'KATDASHIANS' Legal ActionAndrew Lloyd Webber Clarifies Intent of 'KATDASHIANS' Legal Action
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Lloyd Webber clarifies that what brought on the threat of the lawsuit was not the use of the songs, but rather his intent on protecting the works of poet T.S. Eliot. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lauren Molina, Rory O'Malley & More Star in Project Shaw's GENEVAPhoto Coverage: Lauren Molina, Rory O'Malley & More Star in Project Shaw's GENEVA
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 21, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continued its 11th Season with George Bernard Shaw's GENEVA. Written and first produced in 1938, Geneva is a wildly satirical political comedy. In it, a German Jew arrives in Geneva demanding a summit meeting designed to contain the increasingly dangerous behavior of three dictators, Herr Battler, Signor Bombardone, and General Flanco (parodies of Hitler, Mussolini and Franco). The three are brought before the International Criminal Court of the League of Nations to justify their atrocities. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Hilarious Moments From Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAYFLASH FRIDAY: Hilarious Moments From Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

Master satirist Gerard Alessandrini will be poking jabs at Broadway's revolutionary hit this summer with SPAMILTON. (more...)

HAMILTON Parody from FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Creator to Open This SummerHAMILTON Parody from FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Creator to Open This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

A new version of HAMILTON will soon bow in New York City. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Air Tony Awards Wrap-Up This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Air Tony Awards Wrap-Up This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK features its annual TONY Wrap-Up, with journalists Jesse Green (New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (Los Angeles Times); an AndrewAndrew report from the TONY Red Carpet; and a discussion about Turn Me Loose: A Play About Comic Genius Dick Gregory, now Off-Broadway. (more...)

Elvis Costello's FACE IN THE CROWD Musical Gets NY Reading; Hugh Jackman to Star?Elvis Costello's FACE IN THE CROWD Musical Gets NY Reading; Hugh Jackman to Star?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Although the stage adaptation is still in its early stages of development, the singer and his backers are already eyeing Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman as their star. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Sought for Elvis Costello's Musical Adaptation of A FACE IN THE CROWDHugh Jackman Sought for Elvis Costello's Musical Adaptation of A FACE IN THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Hugh Jackman could soon be fielding an offer from a music icon. (more...)

Les Moonves Confirms CBS Commitment to TONY Broadcast: 'It's Part of Our Heritage'Les Moonves Confirms CBS Commitment to TONY Broadcast: 'It's Part of Our Heritage'
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

In a new interview with the New York Post's Michael Riedel, CBS chief Les Moonves confirms his network's commitment to airing the annual TONY AWARD ceremony. (more...)

Carmen Cusack + Michael Riedel's TONY Predictions on Tonight's 'MetroFocus'Carmen Cusack + Michael Riedel's TONY Predictions on Tonight's 'MetroFocus'
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

We can't get enough of the Tony Awards anticipation! Co-host of PBS' Theater Talk and theater columnist for the New York Post Michael Riedel sits down with us to talk about who he thinks will be walking away with the coveted thespian awards. (more...)

THEATER TALK Celebrates 2016 Tony Awards with Pair of Shows This WeekendTHEATER TALK Celebrates 2016 Tony Awards with Pair of Shows This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Two new editions of THEATER TALK bookend a TONY Award Weekend that also features a marathon of encore THEATER TALK programs dedicated to this season's TONY nominees.  Celebrating the end of the successful 2015-16 theater season and the upcoming TONY Awards ceremony on June 12 are TONY Predictions with journalists Jesse Green (New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (Los Angeles Times); and The Critics, Spring 2016 with Ben Brantley (The New York Times), Peter Marks (The Washington Post) and Elisabeth Vincentelli (New York Post). (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Gabriel Byrne, Robin Wagner & David Rockwell This WeekendTHEATER TALK to Welcome Gabriel Byrne, Robin Wagner & David Rockwell This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

The newest edition of THEATER TALK presents an interview with actor Gabriel Byrne, TONY nominee for Best Actor in A Play for his powerful performance as the alcoholic James Tyrone in the Roundabout Theatre revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night at the American Airlines Theatre. Also we talk to famed scenic designers Robin Wagner (A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, The Producers) and David Rockwell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) - the former the winner of three TONY Awards, the latter nominated for his design of this season's Roundabout revival of She Loves Me. (more...)

Project Shaw Presents GENEVA at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia TheatreProject Shaw Presents GENEVA at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presents its 114th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's GENEVA on Monday, June 20 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

An all-new edition of THEATER TALK shines the spotlight on Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) at the Music Box Theatre - librettist/director George C. Wolfe (nominated for Best Book and Best Director of a Musical), Adrienne Warren (nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in dual roles as Gertrude Saunders and Florence Mills) and Brandon Victor Dixon (nominated as Best Featured Actor in a Musical as composer Eubie Blake).   (more...)

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