From Los Angeles to New York to London, it’s been a long road to Broadway but Lyle Kessler’s dark comedy “Orphans” will arrive on the Great White Way in January, 2009. Film star Al Pacino has been courted for the role of Harold, a businessman who is kidnapped by... Read more
The musical version of the Patrick Swayze/Jennifer Grey movie “Dirty Dancing” is finally on its way to the U.S. According to ABC News, it will make its American premiere at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre Sept. 2. Its run there will be followed by a West Coast premiere at Los... Read more
This season has seen its share of revivals of tried-and-true musical gems. Now it appears that “Brigadoon,” the Scottish village that appears out of the mist every hundred years, will appear once again to theatergoers on Broadway. Ostar Productions and producer Liza Lerner announced this week that the revival... Read more
Just when things looked so rosy for Broadway ticket sales, figures for the week ending April 6 took a bit of a nosedive. The total sum of box office sales was $17,944,821, considerably lower than the same week last year, as well as lower than the more than $21... Read more
As if you haven’t heard enough this past decade about Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, mother of the future king of England, her story may be coming to the Broadway stage. According to the New York Post, Tina Brown, author of the best-selling 2007 book, “The Diana Chronicles”,... Read more
This past weekend saw the Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas debut an extended run of the hit musical Jersey Boys, one of the biggest shows currently on Broadway and winner of four Tony Awards in 2006 including Best Musical. The production was brought to Vegas by Dodger... Read more
The hit Broadway musical Legally Blonde will begin a national tour on Sept. 23 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI. The musical is based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy of the same name, and on Broadway, the show consistently ranked among the top 20... Read more
Another up-and-coming week as Broadway box offices continue to thrive. The figures are all good; ticket sales for the week ending March 30 were $21,156,392 (not including figures from Young Frankenstein), almost a cool $2 million more than the same week last season and up from last week’s great... Read more
Picture this: You are a fan of Mel Brooks, and you really want to see Young Frankenstein playing at the Hilton Theatre. But at $450 for the top ticket, you’ve had second thoughts. That charge, for The Producers preceding it and now for “Young Frankenstein,” may be the highest... Read more
Rent, the seventh-longest running show on Broadway, had its “lease” extended. Instead of closing on June 1 as planned, producers announced this week that overwhelming ticket demand caused them to change their minds and extend the musical until Sept. 7, and ticket holders who bought tickets to the original... Read more