Mechanical gorilla in Broadway’s ‘King Kong’ had stage fright

The audience could’ve gone ape during a preview of “King Kong” on Broadway, we’re told, after the show had to be stopped because the 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound mechanical gorilla malfunctioned Tuesday night. The gigantic prop — which we’re told is “part marionette, part animatronic puppet” — is supposed to make its debut during Act I. But the prima donna primate wouldn’t […]

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Samantha Barks & Andy Karl Celebrate Opening Night of ‘Pretty Woman’ on Broadway!

Samantha Barks is all smiles as she hits the red carpet at the Broadway opening night party for Pretty Woman: The Musical held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Thursday (August 16) in New York City. The 27-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-star Andy Karl, as well as Ester Dean, Kirstin Maldonado, Susan Lucci and Debbie Gibson, […]

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Joel Grey On His Stage Career And Coming Out

In an interview with The Daily Beast, actor Joel Grey discussed coming out and directing a Yiddish-language version of Fiddler. Known for his roles in Cabaret and Chicago, Grey is an Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe-winning actor in his eighty-sixth year of life, who recently came out as gay in 2015. The award-winning actor is currently directing Fiddler on the […]

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Broadway’s ‘Boys in the Band’ cast bonds over seafood

There’s nothing like celebrating with a big feast. The cast of Broadway‘s “Boys in the Band” hit up popular Midtown eatery Ocean Prime earlier this week following a staging of their show. The cast, including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells, sipped on cocktails and shared plates such as lobster macaroni and cheese and Dutch Harbor king […]

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Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show heading to Netflix

Put away your wallet — you won’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to see Bruce Springsteen‘s Broadway show. Netflix announced Wednesday that it will broadcast The Boss’ one-man show on Dec. 15, his last performance. “Springsteen on Broadway” has been extended three times. He had previously planned to end in February, then pushed it to June 30, then pushed […]

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Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ producers speak out on cast member’s suicide

The producers of Broadway musical “Chicago” have addressed the scandal over cast member Jeff Loeffelholz, who committed suicide a little over a week ago. Pals of Loeffelholz — the longest serving actor in the production — have claimed that he was “bullied” by the show’s directors, and they argue that a recent grueling rehearsal may have pushed him to the […]

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Broadway’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ is closing

“SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” will tap its last dance on Sunday, Sept. 16, concluding a 10-month run at the Nederlander Organization’s Palace Theater. Producers say a North American tour will being in fall 2019 (details to be announced) and school and youth group licensing rights will be available in early 2019. In the closing announcement, producers — led by […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow surprises cast of Broadway show

Gwyneth Paltrow paid a surprise to the cast of her Broadway show “Head Over Heels” on Saturday night. Sources said the Goop goddess “went backstage and chatted with the cast at 7:55p.m. just before the curtain went up. She sweetly hugged the actors while fiancé Brad Falchuk looked on.” The Go-Go’s musical is in previews before opening July 26 at […]

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Didn't Watch the 2018 Tony Awards? Here's Everything You Missed

Ah, the Tony Awards, a chance for us theater nerds around the world to tune in, watch stage heroes be rewarded, and get a sneak peek at what’s fresh on the Broadway scene. This particular year was filled with revivals galore (hello Carousel, Once on This Island, and My Fair Lady), and adaptations that had Elsa, Regina George, and SpongeBob singing. And Broadway’s biggest night out did not […]

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