| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Riding a wave of publicity following her appearance at last week's Oscars ceremony, where her mispronounced name instantly became an Internet meme, Idina Menzel saw robust business at her new Broadway musical, "If/Then," which began performances on...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:29 PM
The Easter Bunny brought a whopper of a basket to Broadway last week, as the overlap of the holiday with Gotham schools' spring break schedule resurrected sales so boffo they wouldn't be out of place during the year-end yuletide weeks that are the Rialto'...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Last week, the Broadway production of "Beautiful," the backstage musical featuring the music of Carole King and starring Chicago's Jessie Mueller, grossed more than $1 million. There are plenty of directors on Broadway whom you might term rising stars,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Will it be a sing-along number?
Tony-winner Idina Menzel will sing "Let It Go" from the beloved Disney blockbuster "Frozen" at the Oscars March 2 on ABC. If the Oscar producers are wise, they'll put the number at the telecast's beginning and let all...
| Dec 1, 2013
The bearded man quietly navigates the dimly lighted Hinterland restaurant to the corner table where my boyfriend and I sit. It's like the star of "Walker, Texas Ranger" has just appeared in this gastropub. "Does anyone ever ask you if you look like...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Goodman Theatre has landed one of Broadway’s biggest names for its “A Dream Evening” gala.
Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee”) is set to perform at the benefit for Goodman Theatre’s education and community engagement...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:27 PM
There will come a day when regional theaters — and then colleges and even high schools — will be fighting over the rights to "Wicked." But there is no evidence that day is coming any time soon.
On Oct. 30, the phenomenally successful...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:52 PM
So what is a man reviewing "Wicked" for the 9,837th time — give or take a few — going to say? Turn on Elphaba and Glinda after all these years of admiration for their staying power, charm, wit and appeal? How disillogicalifed such an act of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:38 AM
A new musical inspired by the rap songs of the late Tupac Shakur is heading to Broadway. "Holler If Ya Hear Me" is scheduled to open at the Palace Theatre in New York on June 19, with preview performances set to begin on May 26.
"Holler" isn't a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Right now Bob Greenblatt is adding "live TV musicals" to his list of favorite things (right after brown paper packages tied up with string).
"Sound of Music Live!", the first live musical on network television in more than 50 years and a pet project...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The prophets of doom turned out to be right last week, as the Super Bowl took a supersized bite out of Broadway sales that were already weakened by the annual January slowdown.
Box office slid some 13%, or $2.4 million, to $16.7 million for 26 shows on...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Broadway had a single new addition to the lineup last week, and even if box office for "Beautiful" wasn't quite gorgeous, it was still a promising start for a tuner that looks to tap the same vein of boomer nostalgia that helped make "Jersey Boys" a hit....