March 28, 2013 |
Actor Shia LaBeouf, who exited the Broadway play “Orphans” under unusual (and tweetable) circumstances, turned up in the front row Tuesday night for the show's first preview performance. The “Transformers” star was also the first to his feet for a standing ovation at the close of the show, then quickly left the Schoenfeld Theater after curtain call, The New York Times reported . A spokeswoman for the show told The Times that LaBeouf bought his ticket Tuesday and didn't inform the production team he would be in the audience.
November 6, 2012 |
Broadway shows reported declines in box-office revenue across the board last week following super storm Sandy. Total Broadway grosses were $13.6 million for the week ending Sunday, down about $5.7 million, or 30%, from the previous week, according to data provided by the Broadway League. Sandy hit the area last Monday, prompting shows to cancel performances. Most Broadway shows resumed their normal schedules by Thursday, but the tri-state area was still reeling from power outages that affected public transportation as well as traffic in and out of Manhattan.
May 25, 2008 |
You're headed to New York and, of course, you'd like to see a Broadway show. But which one, and how will you afford it? With orchestra seats averaging $115 for Broadway musicals, we're talking about a hefty investment. For answers, I turned to staff of the Theatre Development Fund, a service group for the performing arts, and the Broadway League, a trade association of North American theater owners, producers and general managers. I also talked with theater fans. How do I choose a Broadway show?
December 18, 2003 |
Sean Combs, better known as rap star P. Diddy, will make his Broadway acting debut this season in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansberry's drama about a black family moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood. The production, to be directed by Kenny Leon, is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-April, according to producer David Binder. Binder said he contacted Combs after a mutual acquaintance suggested Combs "was interested in doing serious, challenging work in the theater."
August 25, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- After it was announced that Fantasia would take over the lead role in the Broadway musical "The Color Purple," she recalls her costars as being warm, friendly and supportive. Still, she knew in the back of their minds that they had doubt about her casting. Perhaps for good reason.
April 10, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The songs are among the most popular of the baby boom era - "My Girl," "I Want You Back," "Dancing in the Streets. " They may be the staple of oldies radio; they haven't been part of a big Broadway musical. Now "Motown: The Musical" is about to become this season's big bet on the drawing power of the jukebox. The show will tell the real story that "Dreamgirls" was merely based on: the life of producer Berry Gordy, a onetime boxer who founded the Motown record label and signed some of the decade's biggest R&B stars, including the Supremes, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.