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Broadway Musical ‘Here Lies Love’ Reaches Agreement With Musicians’ Union Over Live Music

Producers of Here Lies Love say they have reached an agreement with the musicians’ union, Local 802, over the use of pre-recorded music in the show. Per the agreement, the musical, which had previously planned to use pre-recorded tracks, will use 12 musicians, which include three actor-musicians. All are Local 802 members. This comes after […]

‘Six’ Hits Hollywood: Tony-Winning Writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss Remember the Early Days of the Musical Sensation

Playing at the historic Pantages Theater through Saturday, West End phenomenon and Tony-winning musical Six has finally made its way to Hollywood. Six’s co-creators and writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss never planned for more than a few hundred people to see their modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII. […]

Jodie Comer Stops Her Broadway Show, Citing Difficulty Breathing Due to NYC’s Air Quality; Other Shows Also Affected

Jodie Comer stopped performing in the matinee of one-woman show Prima Facie on Wednesday after she reported having difficulty breathing. It was one of several examples of shows affected by the smokey haze that overtook New York City as a result of wildfires in Canada. Elsewhere, Hamilton canceled its Wednesday night performance and other events […]

Wayne Brady Will Star as The Wiz in 2024 Broadway Revival

Wayne Brady will lead the Broadway revival of The Wiz, producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland and Ambassador Theatre Group said Wednesday. The Who’s Line Is It Anyway star has previously appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago, as Lola in Kinky Boots and as Aaron Burr in the Chicago run of […]

How ‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window’ Revival Cements Lorraine Hansberry’s Legacy

“No way,” Anne Kaufman gasps when asked whether she would have been ready to direct The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window around 20 years ago, a time when she was first drawn to the piece.  In her 30s, Kaufmann — her own institution within the New York theater community — would have been around the same […]

Michael Lamont, Broadway Actor Turned Photographer, Dies at 76

Michael Lamont, who appeared in the original Broadway productions of Bye Bye Birdie and Oliver! before launching a second career as a production photographer, died May 21 in Los Angeles after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, a publicist announced. He was 76. In the late 1960s, Lamont moved from New York to L.A. to continue […]

Tony Nominees Roundtable: Sara Bareilles, Jessica Chastain, Victoria Clark, Josh Groban, Corey Hawkins and Ben Platt on Broadway, COVID’s Legacy and the Writers Strike

Ahead of the 76th Tony Awards, which will be held at the United Palace in New York City on June 11, The Hollywood Reporter gathered six of the 2022-23 Broadway season’s most distinguished acting nominees at PMC’s Manhattan headquarters for our annual Tony Nominees Roundtable. This year, in addition to discussing the challenges and rewards […]

Tyne Daly, Liev Schreiber to Star in ‘Doubt’ on Broadway

Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber will return to Broadway this winter in a revival of John Patrick Stanley’s play Doubt: A Parable. The play, directed by Scott Ellis, is scheduled to begin performances in February 2024 at the American Airlines Theatre. Exact dates and additional castmembers will be announced at a later date. This is […]

Broadway Is Rebounding, Even Though “the Suburbs Have Not Come Back”

In the 2022-23 season — Broadway’s first full season since the pandemic began — the industry almost bounced back to pre-COVID levels. The total gross for the season reached nearly $1.6 billion, which is a marked improvement from the previous two seasons but still below the pre-pandemic total of $1.8 billion in 2018-19, according to […]

David Byrne’s Broadway Show ‘Here Lies Love’ Draws Union Ire Over Pre-Recorded Music

A local musicians’ union is objecting to the lack of a live band in David Byrne’s upcoming Broadway show Here Lies Love, calling it an “existential threat” to the art form.  The show, which was first conceived of 17 years ago and has played an Off-Broadway run, in addition other engagements, has previously been performed […]

Audra McDonald on Bringing Adrienne Kennedy’s ‘Ohio State Murders’ to Broadway: “We Just Wanted to Do Right By Her”

With her most recent Tony Award nomination, for her role in Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders, Audra McDonald reached yet another career milestone.  The six-time Tony Award winner already holds the record for most competitive wins by an actor but has now tied the record for most nominated individual performer, with 10 nominations. This puts […]

Robin Wagner, Tony-Winning Set Designer of ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 89

Robin Wagner, a set designer who worked on more than 50 Broadway plays and musicals over a 50-year career and won three Tony Awards for best scenic design, has died. He was 89. Wagner died in his sleep on Monday in New York City, publicist Matt Polk told The Hollywood Reporter after receiving confirmation from […]