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20th December 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the Royal Court Theatre London production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, a comic picture of contemporary rural England, with original stars Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, directed by Ian Rickson will preview from April 2nd at the Music...
13th December 2010
The Wooster Group will stage Tennessee Williams's Vieux Carre, set during the Depression in a seedy boarding house in New Orleans run by a half mad landlady, with Ari Fliakos, Daniel Pettrow, Kaneza Schaal, Andrew Schneider, Scott Shepherd and Kate Valk, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte...
6th December 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, John Guare's The House Of Blue Leaves, a dark comedy about a disperate group of dreamers in Sunnyside, Queens, on a day in the 1960s, with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Stiller and Edie Falco, directed by David Cromer, will preview from April...
29th November 2010
The York Theatre Company will stage the premiere of the musical The Road To Qatar, book and lyrics by Stephen Cole, music by David Krane, based on an actual events, about two Jewish American musical theatre writers commissioned to write a larger than life Broadway style musical for...
22nd November 2010
The Transport Group will stage Michael LaChiusa's Hello Again, a contemporary musical adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde, chronicling a series of sexual encounters, directed by Jack Cummings III, with choreography by Scott Rink, at an Off Broadway venue yet to be announced...
15th November 2010
It has been confirmed that Cirque du Soleil will stage Zarkana, a new show at Radio City Music Hall created especially for the venue, written and directed by François Girard, music by Nick Littlemore, with choreography by Elena Kolyadenko and Debra Brown, featuring cast of 71 international...
8th November 2010
Jason Miller's That Championship Season, about the reunion of a retired high school basketball coach and members of the team that he guided to the state championship 20 years earlier, during which secrets and recriminations emerge, with Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason ...
1st November 2010
Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Tracy Aron will stage a new musical The People In The Picture, book and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart, music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler, about three generations of Jewish women in contemporary New York and their conflicting responses...
25th October 2010
Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo, a darkly comic tale narrated by a tiger held captive in the Baghdad Zoo, played by Robin Williams, following the intertwined lives of two American marines and an Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for friendship...
18th October 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the musical Annie, book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, created by Harold Gray, set in Depression era New York, directed by James Lapine, will...
11th October 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the musical Sister Act, adapted from the film about a disco singer fleeing the mob, who is given protective custody in a convent, where she clashes with the Mother Superior, but revolutionises the choir, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner...
4th October 2010
It has been confirmed that the musical Catch Me If You Can, book by Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, adapted from the 2002 movie telling the true story of a young and successful con man who is pursued by an FBI agent, directed by Jack O'Brien, ...
27th September 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the musical Catch Me If You Can, book by Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, adapted from the 2002 movie telling the true story of a young and successful con man who is pursued by an FBI agent, directed...
20th September 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the Australian musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, adapted by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, from the 1994 film about three drag queens on a road trip to Alice Springs, using existing disco songs, directed by Simon Phillips, with choreography...
13th September 2010
It has been confirmed that the new musical Wonderland, book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Jack Murphy, directed by Gregory Boyd, with choreography by Marguerite Derricks, will preview from March 21st at the Marquis Theatre, with an official opening...
6th September 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, Brendan Fraser will make his Broadway debut with Denis O'Hare, Richard Easton and Jennifer Coolidge in Simon Bent's Elling, adapted from the novel by Ingvar Ambjornsen about a dysfunctional couple trying to convince their social worker ...
30th August 2010
It has been confirmed that the musical Sister Act, adapted from the 1992 movie about a disco singer fleeing the mob, who is given protective custody in a convent, where she clashes with the Mother Superior, but revolutionises the choir, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, music ...
23rd August 2010
The 19th annual Broadway On Broadway event, the free outdoor concert in Times Square celebrating the start of the new Broadway season, will be held at 11.30am on September 12th. It will feature performances from almost every musical current and upcoming on Broadway, backed by a 30...
16th August 2010
It has been confirmed that Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark, the long delayed new musical about the Marvel comic book hero, book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, will feature Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano and Patrick Page, directed by Julie Taymor...
9th August 2010
A new musical, Wonderland, book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Jack Murphy, directed by Gregory Boyd, with choreography by Marguerite Derricks, will preview from March 21st at a Nederlander theatre yet to be announced, with an official opening...
2nd August 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the just closed Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice, in which a Jewish moneylender, angered at the discrimination he has suffered, demands a 'pound of flesh' from someone who has defaulted...
26th July 2010
Roundabout Theatre Company has confirmed that the musical Anything Goes, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by P G Wodehouse and Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, revised by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, with Sutton Foster, directed and choreographed...
19th July 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the Public Theater's recent sellout satirical rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, book and direction by Alex Timbers, which relocates U.S. President Andrew Jackson to the world of celebrity culture...
12th July 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the current London production of the musical Sister Act, adapted from the 1992 movie about a disco singer fleeing the mob, who is given protective custody in a convent, where she clashes with the Mother Superior, but revolutionises the ...
5th July 2010
Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy, with James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave, directed by David Esbjornson, will preview from October 7th at the Golden Theatre, with an official opening October 25th. The play charts the relationship that develops when the son of a widowed 72 year...
28th June 2010
Roundabout Theatre Company will stage the musical Anything Goes, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by P G Wodehouse and Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, revised by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, with Sutton Foster, directed and choreographed by Kathleen...
21st June 2010
The 41st anniversary season of the 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series, featuring the songs of a particular writer or era, will comprise: Frank And Tony And Peggy And Me: Making Music With The Great Singers - Celebrating Bucky Pizzarelli's 85th Birthday, January 8th to 10th...
14th June 2010
The biggest winners in this year's Tony Awards were Red taking 6 including Play, Eddie Redmayne - Actor Play (Featured) and Michael Grandage - Director (Play); Memphis, taking 4, including Musical, Book and Score; Fela! taking 3, including Bill T Jones - Choreography; La Cage Aux...
7th June 2010
The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the titles of productions in its Next Link Project: Above Hell's Kitchen, book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Spottiswoode, a contemporary rock version of Don Giovanni; Cheer Wars, book and lyrics by Gordon Leary, music by Karlan...
31st May 2010
It has been confirmed that David Herson's La Bete, a Moliere style comedy pitting the head of the royal court sponsored theatre troupe against a foppish, frivolous street entertainer in 17th century France, featuring Joanna Lumley, Mark Rylance and David Hyde Pierce, with Stephen...
24th May 2010
The biggest winners in this year's Drama Desk Awards were Memphis with 4, including Musical and Actress Musical - Montego Glover; La Cage Aux Folles with 3, including Musical Revival and Actor Musical - Douglas Hodge; Red with 3, including Play and Directror Play - Michael Grandage...
17th May 2010
The Public Theater will present free staged concert performances of Paul Simon's musical The Capeman, book by Derek Walcott, directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on August 14th, 15th and 16th. The show tells the ...
10th May 2010
The big hitters in this year's Tony Awards are led by Fela! with 11 nominations, including Musical, Actor Musical (Leading) - Sahr Ngaujah, and both Director Musical and Choreographer - Bill T Jones; La Cage Aux Folles also with 11, including Musical Revival, Actor Musical (Leading...
3rd May 2010
The winners of the 25th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were headed by the Lincoln Center Theatre production of Andrew Bovell's When The Rain Stops Falling, taking Director - David Cromer, Featured Actress - Mary Beth Hurt, Scenic Design - David...
26th April 2010
The Vineyard Theatre and Playwrights Horizons will stage the new musical The Burnt Part Boys, book by Mariana Elder, music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, with Charlie Brady, Al Calderon, Andrew Durand, Steve French, Noah Galvin, Michael Park, Molly Ranson, Randy Redd and...
19th April 2010
Eric Simonson's Lombardi, a new play about the legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi, adapted from David Maraniss's biography When Pride Still Mattered, featuring Dan Lauria, directed by Thomas Kail, will preview from September 23rd at the Circle in the Square Theatre, ...
12th April 2010
Second Stage Theatre has announced the shows that will form its 8th Uptown Series at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre: Michael Golamco's Year Zero, about a 16 year old Cambodian American and his sister struggling to reinvent themselves in Long Beach California, directed by Will Frears, ...
5th April 2010
Everyday Rapture, 'a semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's psycho-sexual-spiritual journey from Kansas to Manhattan', written by and featuring Sherie Rene Scott, created in collaboration with Dick Scanlan, using an eclectic mix of existing songs, with backing singers Eamon...
29th March 2010
The Public Theater has announced its 2010/2011 season, comprising: Gatz, in which, in the office of a mysterious small business, an employee starts to read F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and doesn't stop, with Scott Shepherd heading a cast of 13, directed by John Collins, ...
22nd March 2010
Primary Stages has announced its 2010/2011 season at 59E59 Theaters, which will include Jonathan Tolins's Secrets Of The Trade, about an aspiring performer who hopes that his idol will open the door to Broadway success, directed by Matt Shakman, from July 27th; the premiere of the...
15th March 2010
Unchain My Heart - The Ray Charles Musical, a biomusical about the composer and performer, book by Suzan-Lori Parks, score by Ray Charles, directed by Sheldon Epps, with choreography by Kenneth L Roberson, will preview from October 8th at a Shubert theatre yet to be announced, with...
8th March 2010
Roundabout Theatre Company will restage last year's Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest, characterised by Wilde as 'a trivial comedy for serious people', about mistaken and assumed identities, directed by Brian Bedford, who also...
1st March 2010
The world premiere of The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, a multi-media production adapted from Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel of the same name, telling the story of 15 year old girl growing up in San Francisco in the 1970s, adapted by and featuring Marielle Heller, with Jon Krupp, Michael...
22nd February 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, David Herson's La Bete, a Moliere style comedy pitting the head of the royal court sponsored theatre troupe against a foppish, frivolous street entertainer in 17th century France, with Joanna Lumley, Mark Rylance and David Hyde Pierce, ...
15th February 2010
The British Royal Shakespeare Company will perform a 6 week, 5 play residency in a full scale replica of its Courtyard Theatre constructed in the historic Park Avenue Armory, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival from July 6th 2011. The current 44 member ensemble will perform 5 ...
8th February 2010
Moss Hart and George S Kaufman's You Can't Take It With You, directed by Anna Shapiro, will preview from November 5th at a Broadway theatre yet to be announced, with an official opening on November 14th. It portrays the mayhem that ensues in a colorful, freethinking household, when...
1st February 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, John Logan's Red, a bioplay about the abstract artist Mark Rothko's struggle to accept his success, with Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, directed by Michael Grandage, which is currently receiving its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse...
25th January 2010
The British Live Theatre Newcastle production of Lee Hall's The Pitmen Painters, which tells the true story of a group of Ashington coal miners in the 1930s who invited a professor to give them art appreciation classes, directed by Max Roberts, currently at the National Theatre in...
18th January 2010
The producers of the musical Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark have announced that the show will not begin previews at the Hilton Theatre on February 25th as originally planned, and despite assurances that the show will go on, have not given any indication of an alternative date. Press...
11th January 2010
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, production of Come Fly Away (originally called Come Fly With Me), a dance musical inspired by the songs of Frank Sinatra, featuring Sinatra's voice, backed by a live on stage band, which follows four couples...
4th January 2010
Roundabout Theatre Company will stage Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart, featuring Megan Mullally and Patton Oswalt, directed by Joe Mantello, previewing from April 9th at the American Airlines Theatre, with an official opening on April 29th. The Chekhov style comedy ...