Aladdin Star Courtney Reed Gets the Royal Treatment at Planet Hollywood

first_img Related Shows Aladdin Courtney Reed from $57.50 View Comments Star Files Aladdin star Courtney Reed is used to getting treated like a princess at the New Amsterdam Theatre, but on July 25, she had an extra special surprise. The Disney leading lady had her very own handprint ceremony at Planet Hollywood in Times Square, where she pressed her hands into wet cement to create a completely unique work of art. Afterwards, Reed headed next door to Italian restaurant Buca Di Beppo to celebrate with a big bowl of spaghetti. Wanna check out Reed’s handprints in person? Check them out on display at Planet Hollywood—and of course, don’t forget to see her riding the magic carpet in Aladdin on Broadway!last_img read more

Danny Burstein Confirmed to Lead Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof

first_imgDanny Burstein will indeed take on the role of Tevye in the forthcoming Great White Way revival of Fiddler on the Roof, a production spokesperson confirmed to Speculation of the five-time Tony nominee headlining the tuner began in March. As previously reported, the production will be helmed by Bartlett Sher and feature choreography by Hofesh Shecter, based on the work of original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins. Performances will begin on November 17, 2015 at a theater to be announced.Burstein received his fifth Tony nomination for his current role as Herr Schultz in Cabaret. He also earned nods for The Drowsy Chaperone, Follies and Sher’s productions of Golden Boy and South Pacific. Burstein’s other Broadway credits include The Snow Geese, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A Class Act, Titanic, Company and many more.Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in Anatevka, a village in Tsarist Russia during the eve of the revolution. Tevye is a poor milkman who cares for his five daughters. While he and the rest of the elders in the village are deeply routed in tradition, his daughters’ forward thinking clashes with Tevye’s principles and causes a rift in the family. The musical features a book by Joseph Stein and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick that features the songs “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” The musical recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Star Files View Comments Danny Burstein Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 Fiddler on the Rooflast_img read more

Rock Bottom Hits Off-Broadway, Begins Performances

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 20, 2015 Related Shows The show previously ended a limited off-Broadway engagement on October 16, 2014. It features familiar songs heard in Everett’s monthly showcase with her band The Tender Moments at Joe’s Pub and new original songs written with Shaiman, Wittman, Ray and Horovitz. The complete company includes Celisse Henderson, Paul Iacono, and Chelsea Packard. Rock Bottom, starring Bridget Everett, will rise again off-Broadway from January 6! Created by Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Matt Ray, the show will play through February 20 at Joe’s Pub. Directed by Wittman, Rock Bottom is the story of what happens when you’re too passionate to give up, and too big to fail. In it, Everett barrels through life tip-toeing toward disaster, wine bottle by wine bottle and man by man. However, instead of succumbing to a chardonnay-induced stupor, Everett embraces a series of revelations that lead her to redemption.center_img Rock Bottom View Commentslast_img read more

Matthew Morrison & the Cast of Finding Neverland Perform ‘Believe’

first_img View Comments Related Shows Bears can roller-skate…all you have to do is believe! And watch this performance from the cast of Finding Neverland. Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly and their fellow believers took the stage on April 23 for a special Good Morning America appearance. Check out the clip below, which is full of ice cream carts, balloons and yes, Morrison dancing with a bear on roller-skates. Everything that could possibly make your morning brighter. Finding Neverland is now playing at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016last_img read more

It’s a Return! Glenn Close Will Star in Sunset Boulevard

first_img Star Files View Comments It’s as if the three-time Tony winner never said goodbye! The rumors were true and Glenn Close will reprise her Tony-winning role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard for a limited engagement at the English National Opera. Directed by Lonny Price, the semi-staged production with the full ENO orchestra is scheduled to run April 1, 2016 through May 7. Opening night is set for April 4 at the London Coliseum. Further casting will be announced shortly.Close was recently seen in A Delicate Balance on Broadway, the first time she had appeared on the Main Stem in 17 years. The six-time Oscar nominee got her start on the Great White Way, and won the Tony for her roles in Sunset Boulevard, The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden. Her film and TV roles include Dangerous Liaisons, Air Force One, Fatal Attraction and Damages.Featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, Sunset Boulevard premiered in the West End in 1993, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Patti LuPone. In a widely publicized upset that resulted in an out-of-court settlement, Close brought the role to Broadway the following year and landed her third Tony.Based on the 1950 film of the same name, Sunset Boulevard tells the story of Norma Desmond, an aging silent film star who recruits young writer Joe Gillis to help relaunch her career in the world of talking films. A reclusive shut-in, Desmond forms an unhealthy obsession with Gillis and soon demands he move in to her lavish Hollywood mansion.center_img Glenn Closelast_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Daphne Rubin-Vega in Empanada Loca

first_imgIn this dog-eat-dog world only one rule matters: eat or be eaten…Tickets are now on sale to see two-time Tony nominee and Rent icon Daphne Rubin-Vega in Empanada Loca off-Broadway. Written and directed by Aaron Mark, the Labyrinth Theater Company production is making its world premiere at the Bank Street Theater.Set in modern day New York City, this solo thriller is inspired by true events and the legend of Sweeney Todd. In Empanada Loca, Rubin-Vega stars as Dolores, whose past includes time spent as a drug dealer, masseuse and ex-convict. She’s a survivor and has led a life like no other. Now living deep under Manhattan in an abandoned subway tunnel, she has a story you won’t believe—or ever forget.Empanada Loca features sets by David Meyer, lights by Bradley King and sound by Ryan Rumery. The production will run through November 8. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 15, 2015 Empanada Loca View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Danny DeVito to Make B’way Debut in The Price

first_img The 2017 Tony race is heating up! Golden Globe and Emmy winner Danny DeVito will make his Broadway debut as Gregory Solomon in Arthur Miller’s The Price. Directed by Terry Kinney and co-starring the previously announced John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht, the production is scheduled to begin previews on February 16, 2017. Opening night is set for March 16 at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre, with the limited engagement running through May 7.DeVito returns to the New York stage, where he began his career acting in multiple off-Broadway productions including Shakespeare in the Park. Most recently, he starred in a 2012 West End production of Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys alongside the late Richard Griffiths. DeVito won the Emmy and Golden Globe for Taxi. His numerous film credits include Junior, Batman Returns, Twins, Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile, Ruthless People, Tin Men, Anything Else, Big Fish, Renaissance Man, The Big Kahuna, Hotel Noir and Heist. Producing credits through 2nd Avenue and Jersey Films include Along Came Polly, Man on the Moon, Pulp Fiction, Out of Sight and the Oscar-nominated Erin Brockovich.When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz (Turturro) gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife (Hecht), his estranged brother (Shalhoub), and the wily furniture dealer (DeVito) hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice.The production will feature sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Sarah J. Holden, lights by David Weiner and sound by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen. Star Files View Comments Arthur Miller’s The Price Danny DeVito(Steve Jennings/Getty Images)center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 14, 2017 Danny DeVitolast_img read more

Where Did Lewis Black Originally Want to Perform Black to the Future?

first_img Related Shows Lewis Black Comedy king Lewis Black is returning to the Great White way in his latest solo show Lewis Black: Black to the Future. He stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on September 14 to talk about his early playwriting days and how they came to an, erm, rather gross halt. However, we are glad the uproarious Black pursued cracking us up; he’s made it to Broadway regardless and is performing his show on Mondays at the Marquis Theatre, home of On Your Feet!. However, this venue was not his first choice. “My first choice was to do it on the set of Cats,” Black said. “I could use the litter box!” Hmmm we have no memory of litter boxes being at the Neil Simon…but enjoy the hilarious interview clip below! Lewis Black: Black to the Futurecenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 24, 2016last_img read more

Denis Arndt & Mary-Louise Parker Begin Performances in Heisenberg

first_imgDenis Arndt & Mary-Louise Parker(Photo: Joan Marcus) Tony winner Simon Stephens’ latest play is ready to bow on Broadway! Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker start performances in Heisenberg on September 20. The twice-extended off-Broadway hit follows Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Helmed by Mark Brokaw, the production is scheduled to officially open on October 13 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Main Stem venue, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie (Parker) spots Alex (Arndt), a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a life-changing game.”Heisenberg is the theoretical physicist who in the 1920s developed and refined the idea of the uncertainty principle. I think it applies not just to molecular physics, but to humanity,” Stephens told “That’s what Heisenberg’s about: the human capacity to astonish one another.”Watch go On the Scene with Heisenberg’s cast and creative dream team below! Denis Arndt Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 11, 2016 View Comments Heisenberg Star Files Related Shows Mary-Louise Parkerlast_img read more

Joe Tippett & More Set for Nicky Silver’s This Day Forward

first_img This Day Forward Former fresh face Joe Tippett, Francesca Faridany and more have been tapped for Nicky Silver’s This Day Forward. Directed by Mark Brokaw, tickets are now available for the production, which will begin performances off-Broadway on November 3. Opening night is set for November 21 at the Vineyard Theatre.Along with Tippett (Airline Highway) and Faridany (Curious Incident), the cast will include Andrew Burnap (Troilus and Cressida), Michael Crane (Gloria), Tony nominee June Gable (Candide) and Holley Fain (Grey’s Anatomy).In this new comedy about love and marriage and everything in-between, Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene’s children wrestle with their past and a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory.The production will feature scenic design by Allen Moyer, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by David Lander, and original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016 Francesca Faridany Related Shows View Comments Andrew Burnap Joe Tippett(Photo: Caitlin McNaney)last_img read more