Fela

Hurry Up and See Some Shows…Closing Soon on Broadway…

December 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

January usually marks the ending of many a Broadway show, but this season has more than the usual number of closings. Some have celebrated long runs but a few literally just opened; either way, if you were hoping to catch any of these, get moving! The Scottsboro Boys Closes Dec 12 Get Tickets Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Closes Jan 2 Get Tickets Fela! [...]

Closings, castings, previews and the chance to become a producer

September 17, 2010 // 2 Comments

There’s been lots of news this last week. Here are the big items: Closing Soon West Side Story and Promises, Promises have just announced that they will close on Broadway on January 2, after playing 748 and 291 performances, respectively. West Side Story has had quite the run – an admirable revival that played to positive reviews and celebrated [...]

2010 Tony Award Winners and Losers

June 13, 2010 // 8 Comments

Thanks for joining us for our live coverage of this year’s Tony Awards. Hope you had as much fun as we did! Here’s who took home the awards and who walked away empty-handed: Best Musical Memphis American Idiot Fela! Million Dollar Quartet Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles Kelsey Grammer, La Cage [...]

A Preview of the 2010 Tony Awards

June 13, 2010 // 4 Comments

Tune into our LIVE coverage right now! The Tony Awards are the only awards ceremony to be telecast nationally, which converts to free publicity for the out-of-town audience that makes up the bulk of Broadway ticket sales, and thus becomes a huge predictor of future success for the nominated shows. Tony wins often allow shows to run on for years – with [...]

The 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners

May 17, 2010 // 3 Comments

The first award-winners of the season have been announced. There were a couple of big surprises, including the big win for Memphis in the Outstanding New Musical category. The committee also decided on ties for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical and Outstanding Choreography. What do you think of their selections? Outstanding [...]

And Finally…The 2010 Tony Award Nominees

May 4, 2010 // 2 Comments

The nominees for the big one – the Tony Awards – were announced this morning. The only telecast ceremony of the bunch, these are the awards the average person on the street has heard of and oftentimes have a lot to do with whether a show continues its run for years or closes the next week. We will be announcing the winners live on Twitter and [...]

2010 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

April 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Hunter and Sutton Foster announced the nominees for the 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, which honor the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. Winners will be announced on May 27 here on the blog. Here are this year’s musical theater nominees: Outstanding New Broadway Musical American Idiot Come Fly Away Fela! Memphis Sondheim [...]

Why “Fela!” is Such a Winnah! (A guest blog from Broadway & Me)

January 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

Every Broadway show is a crapshoot. No one knows for sure what audiences will like and what they won’t.  Still, the odds seemed higher than usual against the new musical Fela! Its score—a throbbing mix of jazz, funk and traditional African rhythms known as Afrobeat—is as far away from the show tune as Lagos is from Long Island. Its book—the life [...]

The Reviews for Fela! are In …

November 25, 2009 // 1 Comment

Fela! opened on Broadway to fairly positive reviews yesterday, the show’s producers, Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, have brought some name recognition to a largely unknown and lively group of artists, most of whom transferred over from the Off-Broadway version of the show. The critics all agree that Fela! offers up something new – [...]
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