Awards Season 2020: Drama Desk Award Winners

The world is upside down, but at least some of the awards shows are soldiering on. A virtual version of the Drama Desk Awards was broadcast on Saturday, June 13. For the musicals, the Off Broadway A Strange Loop and Moulin Rouge! were the biggest winners of the night, each taking home five prizes apiece.…

Awards Season 2020: Drama League Award Nominations

The Drama League Award nominations are out with a lot more love for Broadway shows than the Drama Desk committee showed, with love for Girl From the North Country, Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge!, Sing Street, Six , Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, and West Side Story. Winners will be announced by Gabriel Stelian-Shanks and…

AWARDS SEASON 2020: Drama Desk Award Nominations

Even amidst shelter-in-place restrictions and darkened Broadway stages, awards season has begun! The 2020 Drama Desk Award nominations were announced today as a part of a benefit for The Actor's Fund, a human services organization helping to meet the needs of the entertainment community in the midst of this crisis. The list of eligible shows…

The Reviews for WEST SIDE STORY are In…

The innovative and controversial new production of West Side Story from Ivo van Hove opened on Broadway to fractured reviews. This production had people up in arms throughout its rehearsal process regarding things as wide-ranging as injured dancers, sexual harassment and street protests, and the cutting of "I Feel Pretty" and the choreography of Jerome…

Broadway Divas: 5 Pop Music Stars That Could Rock Broadway! (A Guest Blog by Aleksandra Sobic)

There is no doubt that pop culture powerhouses like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Pink, can sell out a live performance. From jam packed amphitheaters of 20,000 to more intimate venues of a few hundred, fans flock to experience the talented vocals and outrageous fashions of these diva dynamos. What if the likes of Katy…

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

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…

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

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…

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 new West Side Story commercial (and some other great Broadway commercials)

West Side Story Rent Dreamgirls Mamma Mia Fiddler on the Roof Victor Victoria Damn Yankees Cabaret Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat The King and I My Fair Lady Guys and Dolls Into the Woods Phantom of the Opera Spring Awakening The Producers

Lots of Broadway buzz …

West Side Story recoups investment after 30 weeks West Side Story has officially recouped its $14 million initial investment after running 30 weeks (247 performances)! A national tour of this production will begin in the fall of 2010 though it is likely the Broadway version will stick around for a good while longer. American Idiot…