Rose McGowan Reads Hollywood Missive In Surprise ‘Letters Live’ NYC Appearance; Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, Edie Falco

Benedict Cumberbatch, Edie Falco, Hugh Dancy and Tony-nominee Tom Hollander were among the famous faces reading famous – or should-be-famous – correspondence from the past at Friday night’s New York City debut of the two-night, Cumber…

Benedict Cumberbatch, Edie Falco, Hugh Dancy and Tony-nominee Tom Hollander were among the famous faces reading famous – or should-be-famous – correspondence from the past at Friday night’s New York City debut of the two-night, Cumberbatch-produced Letters Live event, but it was an unbilled Rose McGowan reading her own incendiary and far-reaching “Dear Hollywood” missive from 2016 that gave an extra jolt to the show. McGowan’s appearance at Manhattan’s Town Hall had been…

A New Spin On ‘Carousel’: Joshua Henry & Jessie Mueller Talk #MeToo, Shattering Barriers & Sublime Tunes – Tony Watch

Carousel pulled into town this year as two seasons were well underway – the first a Broadway spring crammed with Tony-worthy new plays, musicals and revivals, from the thoroughly modern Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the polished gem My Fai…

Carousel pulled into town this year as two seasons were well underway – the first a Broadway spring crammed with Tony-worthy new plays, musicals and revivals, from the thoroughly modern Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the polished gem My Fair Lady. But for Carousel and My Fair Lady, another season helped set their stages – the #MeToo era, with its opportunities and responsibilities to view these two classic American musicals and their troublesome attitudes toward…

‘In The Heights’: Warner Bros Closing $50M Deal For Movie Rights After Hot Auction

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is closing a $50 million deal to score film rights to In the Heights, the Tony-winning musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. The property been the subject of a hot auction after it was extracted from the The W…

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is closing a $50 million deal to score film rights to In the Heights, the Tony-winning musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. The property been the subject of a hot auction after it was extracted from the The Weinstein Company ahead of its bankruptcy. Bidders for the project — pitched directly by Jon M. Chu who is directing the movie and also helmed Warners’ upcoming Crazy Rich Asians, the musical’s book writer and screenwriter…

‘Big Fish’ Authors Denounce Community Theater Cancellation Of Musical Over Gay Dad Characters

A Pittsburgh “family-friendly” community theater has canceled a production of the musical Big Fish after a dispute with the director over the inclusion of a same-sex couple as background characters, drawing a strong rebuke from the musical&…

A Pittsburgh “family-friendly” community theater has canceled a production of the musical Big Fish after a dispute with the director over the inclusion of a same-sex couple as background characters, drawing a strong rebuke from the musical’s authors. Family-friendly “shouldn’t mean ignoring reality,” said the 2013 musical’s book writer John August and composer Andrew Lippa in a statement provided to Deadline. “Let’s remember that in America there are all kinds of…

‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Harry Potter’ Top Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

EXCLUSIVE: Mean Girls led the field by winning eight prizes, including Favorite New Musical, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won Favorite New Play in the 18th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards.
The winners were announced today ahead of a…

EXCLUSIVE: Mean Girls led the field by winning eight prizes, including Favorite New Musical, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won Favorite New Play in the 18th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. The winners were announced today ahead of a cocktail reception for winners set for May 24 in Manhattan. The list of winners (see full list below) overlaps to some degree with the Tony Award nominees. But because they were determined by nearly 21,000 fans voting in a…

Duncan Sheik To Set ‘Secret Life Of Bees’ Buzzing With New Music For Off Broadway Bow

The Secret Life of Bees, a new musical based on the best-selling novel and with music by Dunan Sheik, will make its world premiere next May at the Atlantic Theater Off-Broadway. The production will be directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home).
The mu…

The Secret Life of Bees, a new musical based on the best-selling novel and with music by Dunan Sheik, will make its world premiere next May at the Atlantic Theater Off-Broadway. The production will be directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). The musical, with a book by Lynn Nottage and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd, is part of the Atlantic’s 2018-19 season announced today, a roster that includes The Mother, a new play starring…

Pregnant Broadway Actress Injured In Car Crash Loses Unborn Baby

Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles, whose four-year-old daughter was killed in a horrific Brooklyn car crash that also left Miles injured, has lost the baby she was carrying at the time of the crash, the family’s lawyer told the Daily News.
Mi…

Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles, whose four-year-old daughter was killed in a horrific Brooklyn car crash that also left Miles injured, has lost the baby she was carrying at the time of the crash, the family’s lawyer told the Daily News. Miles was due to give birth to a baby girl this month. The March 5 accident, in which a driver ran a red light (possibly while suffering a seizure) and struck five pedestrians, also claimed the life of a one-year-old boy. “At the…