“The Sound of Music” told from the point of view of a gay Nazi; biographies of three African-American men — W.E.B. Du Bois, Stokely Carmichael, and Richard Pryor. These are among the most intriguing shows I’ve seen at the Fringe, which runs for one more week, until Sunday, August 28th.
The Week in New York Theater Reviews
If a five-year-old can review plays, why not a 95-year-old? On her 95th birthday, Muriel Mandell reviews Hamilton etc.
The Week in New York Theater News
“Come From Away,” a musical about planes landing in a small town in Newfoundland during September 11, 2001, is set to open on Broadway on March 12, 2017.
John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht will star in the Roundabout’s revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price, February 16-May 7 2017
Flush from good reviews for Groundhog Day, the musical in UK created by the Matilda team (composer Tim Minchin, director Matthew Warchus) and starring Andy Karl (Rocky), its producers re-announce plans to transfer to Broadway, though they don’t say when.
— New York Theater (@NewYorkTheater) August 17, 2016
Fall 2016 Irish Rep:
Melissa Errico in Finians Rainbow
Afterplay by Brian Friel
Pigeon in the Taj Majal by Laoisa Sexton
Ex-theater agent Roland Scahill is charged with raising $165,000 for fake Broadway play (Shades of The Producer?)
— New York Theater (@NewYorkTheater) August 19, 2016
Laura Benanti is writing a book of essays entitled “I Stole Your Boyfriend, and Other Monster Acts on My Way to Becoming a Human Woman,” aiming for publication in 2017.
30-second Hairspray Live promotional video
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory turns the Big Apple into the Big Candy Apple
Tickets for the Harry Potter play are fetching as much as $6,400 for ticket resellers; the New York resellers have gotten as much as $8,000 for “Hamilton.” The producers of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “Hamilton” are battling these ticket resellers in very different ways.
“The secondary-ticket market is an industry-wide plague,” Harry Potter producer Sonia Friedman says, “and one which we as producers take very seriously.”