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Broadway by the Numbers

May 29th, 2015 Comments off
The cast of “Gigi” (photo: Margot Schulman via The Broadway Blog.)

The cast of “Gigi” (photo: Margot Schulman via The Broadway Blog.)

Wondering how many people attend a Broadway show throughout a year? The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for the 2014–2015 season, which began May 26, 2014 and ended May 24, 2015. For the 2014–2015 season, total attendances reached 13,104,078 million, and Broadway shows yielded $1,365,232,182 billion in grosses, the best attended and highest grossing season in Broadway recorded history! All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1,626 playing weeks, a record that shows this was Broadway’s healthiest season!

Find out how your favorite Broadway show ranked this season over at The Broadway Blog…


Win Tickets to ‘It Shoulda Been You’ on Broadway

May 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Photo via 'It Shoulda Been You'

Photo via ‘It Shoulda Been You’

Here’s your chance to win two tickets to the new Broadway hit ‘It Shoulda Been You’ for use during the month of June! Enter here.

For a full review of this hilarious new show, check out the Broadway Blog. If you don’t want to roll the dice and enter our contest, get your hands on discounted tickets by clicking here, then select a performance date & enter code: LSP1

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Theater Buff: Julius Anthony Rubio of “Finding Neverland”

May 20th, 2015 Comments off
Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Michael Charles via The Broadway Blog.)

Julius Anthony Rubio (photo: Michael Charles via The Broadway Blog.)

Julius Anthony Rubio

Miami, Florida

If you could fly like Peter Pan, where would your first destination be and why?
Since Peter Pan originated in London, I think Big Ben would be my first stop. I could literally hang out on the hands of the clock as it’s in motion—taking in that view and feel of the city. I have a huge obsession with that town, let alone that monument, and still have never been. It’d be a dream to visit—flying or not!

Keep reading over at the Broadway Blog…

The Tony Award Nominations Are In!

April 28th, 2015 Comments off
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Ethel Barrymore Theatre ALEXANDER SHARP TAYLOR TRENSCH FRANCESCA FARIDANY IAN BARFORD ENID GRAHAM HELEN CAREY MERCEDES HERRERO RICHARD HOLLIS BEN HORNER JOCELYN BIOH DAVID MANIS KEREN DUKES STEPHANIE ROTH HABERLE TOM PATRICK STEPHENS Production Credits: Marianne Elliott (Direction) Bunny Christie (Scenic and Costume Design) Paule Constable (Lighting Design) Ian Dickinson for Autograph (Sound Design) Finn Ross (Video Design) Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly (Movement) Adrian Sutton (Music) Other Credits: Written by: Adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon

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We’ve survived side shows and Russian revolutions (barely), foul-mouthed puppets and dreamlike trips to Paris… but what resonated with the Tony nominating committee this year? Since 1947, the theater community has honored its own with the coveted Antoinette Perry Award. Here are this year’s nominations. Who do you predict will take home the coveted medallion?

We’ve highlighted shows that we’ve reviewed this season. Click to see if our opinions stack up with Tony voters and see you on the red carpet this June!

Nominations for the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®
Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing

Click here to see the full list.

Review: An American in Paris

April 27th, 2015 Comments off
"An American in Paris" (photo: Matthew Murphy via The Broadway Blog.)

“An American in Paris” (photo: Matthew Murphy via The Broadway Blog.)

Boy meets girl. Actually, three boys meet girl in An American in Paris—the spectacular new musical now playing at the Palace Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the story follows Jerry (Robert Fairchild), a World War II vet and exuberant ex-pat who has stayed in Paris to pursue his passion of becoming an artist. He meets Henri Baurel (Max von Essen), a wealthy Parisian who dreams of becoming a nightclub singer; and Adam (Brandon Uranowtiz), a scrappy American composer also trying to find his way in the City of Light.

Through a series of events, each man encounters Lise (Leanne Cope), a beautiful young ballet dancer, and the game is on to see which one of them will woo her heart. Meanwhile, Jerry is taken under the wing of art benefactor Milo Davenport (Jill Paice), who hopes that his brushstrokes go beyond the canvas. With just enough plot to keep things interesting, An American in Paris is an absolute visual feast from the moment the house lights dim.

Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…

Review: ‘Hand to God’

April 20th, 2015 Comments off
The cast of "Hand to God" (photo: Joan Marcus via The Broadway Blog.)

The cast of “Hand to God” (photo: Joan Marcus via The Broadway Blog.)

Broadway has gone to hell and a hand puppet—and that’s a good thing. Hand to God, the alarmingly visceral new American play by Robert Askins is a jolt of theater that the Great White Way has been waiting for.

The violent and funny work takes place “somewhere in Texas where the country meets the city” and follows the emotional wreckage of teenager Jason (Steven Boyer) as he attempts to come to terms with the death of his father with the help of a Christian after-school puppet workshop taught by his widowed mother Margery (Geneva Carr). Fellow students Timothy (Michael Oberholtzer) and Jessica (Sarah Stiles) play witness to Jason’s odd behavior and exceptional talent for puppetry as he finds his voice through his alter ego/sock puppet, Tyrone. Enter Pastor Greg (Marc Kudisch) as the hands-on man of the cloth, who persistently tries to persuade Margery to let go of her grief in a more carnal manner. Meanwhile, Timothy has his own pinings for Margery and his teenage testosterone gets the both of them. As the days wear on, the puppet (a.k.a Tyrone) becomes a more consuming presence in Jason’s life, giving voice to Jason’s tormented emotional state through a series of verbally and physically violent episodes.

Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…

Review: Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer in ‘Finding Neverland’

April 17th, 2015 Comments off
The cast of "Finding Neverland" (photo: Carol Rosegg via The Broadway Blog.)

The cast of “Finding Neverland” (photo: Carol Rosegg via The Broadway Blog.)

I must have been about eight-years-old when I jumped off the couch in our family room and fractured my wrist. I was trying to fly and had gallantly tied a bed sheet around my neck in an attempt to soar through the air. Grounded for the season (not by my parents, but by the injury), I set up shop at the kitchen table with my dad’s old dopp kit filled with markers and crayons and a stack of poster board, provided by my mother who I’m sure hoped that a more sedentary expression of my creativity would be the safer route.

Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…

Review: The Heidi Chronicles

April 6th, 2015 Comments off
(l to r) Ali Ahn, Elisabeth Moss, and Elise Kibler in "The Heidi Chronicles" (photo: Joan Marcus via The Broadway Blog.)

(l to r) Ali Ahn, Elisabeth Moss, and Elise Kibler in “The Heidi Chronicles” (photo: Joan Marcus via The Broadway Blog.)

Before there was Candace Bushnell or Lena Dunham, there was Wendy Wasserstein. The Brooklyn-born, Ivy League graduate carved a niche in contemporary theater with her uncompromising explorations of women, beginning with her Yale graduate thesis, Uncommon Women and Others. She revisited those themes in a more expansive capacity in The Heidi Chronicles, now receiving a respectable Broadway revival starring Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs (American Pie), and Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder).

Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…

Theater Buff: Manny Stark of ‘Gigi’

March 20th, 2015 Comments off
Manny Stark (photo: Howard McGillin via The Broadway Blog.)

Manny Stark (photo: Howard McGillin via The Broadway Blog.)

Manny Stark

Lake Jackson, Texas 

Gigi takes place in the world of La Belle Epoque Paris—what is your most romantic destination?
Nowhere specific comes to mind, but picture a cabin somewhere surrounded by woods and nature, on top of a mountain and overlooking a beautiful body of water in the warmth of summer. That would be the perfect romantic atmosphere for me.

Favorite French pastry?
I haven’t been fortunate enough to try many authentically French pastries, but I do love an éclair (especially topped with chocolate icing)!

Keep reading over at our sister site, The Broadway Blog.

Watch: An All-Male ‘Cell Block Tango’

March 17th, 2015 Comments off
Screen Cap via YouTube

Screen Cap via YouTube

An all-male version of Chicago‘s famous “Cell Block Tango” shows Joshua Buscher-West, Marty Lawson, Alfie Parker Jr., Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Alex Ringler, and Ryan Steele take on the famously female-driven song. The performance, part of Broadway Backwards, took place earlier this month, helps raise funds for Broadway Cares.

Check out the fantastic performance after the jump…

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