2010 Drama Desk Award Nominations

As award season continues, another round of announcements are out - these for the coveted Drama Desk Awards, which include Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions. Without further ado, here are the nominees for the categories that include musicals: Special Award Jerry Herman Outstanding Musical American Idiot Everyday Rapture Memphis The Addams Family The Scottsboro Boys…

2010 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

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…

2010 Drama League Nominations

The 2010 Drama League nominees have been announced. Chosen by a group of theater professionals and patrons, these include both On and Off-Broadway New York productions. Winners will be announced on May 21. Without further ado, here are the musical theater nominees: Distinguished Production of a Musical The Addams Family American Idiot Bloody Bloody Andrew…

Closing, opening, cast albums, casting and more in a huge Broadway news round-up

A lot has been happening on Broadway these last few weeks. Here are the biggest of the announcements: Closing soon Bye Bye Birdie has offically announced that it will play its final performance on Jan 24. Though technically an extension of its limited run, many had expected this expensive production to run much longer, and…

The Memphis reviews are in …

You read what our guest reviewer thought of Memphis, the newest musical to open on Broadway, but what do the critics think? Unlike Bye Bye Birdie, which was universally panned, reviews for Memphis were mixed. Here's what the big media outlets had to say: NEW YORK TIMES Sex and race and rock ’n’ roll made…

Memphis: A good time at the theater (A guest review by Peter Duchan)

If you're looking for a good time at the theater, Memphis may be just the show for you. This slick and mostly entertaining new musical from the team that brought you The Toxic Avenger, centers on Huey Calhoun, a ne'er-do-well high school drop out who discovers his calling in promoting the rhythm and blues music…

Win a pair of tickets to see Memphis on Broadway!

Win a pair of tickets to see Memphis on Broadway on Friday, October 2 and write us a review of the show for the blog! To enter to win, just comment below, tweet @broadwaymusical or email why you want to see the show! Please note: I reserve the right to make edits to the winner's…