Lin-Manuel Brings Broadway to America. Ibsen Gets a Sequel. The Week in New York Theater

Wells Fargo Wagon, using the Music Man (whose central character is a con man)

Lin-Manuel Miranda was host of Saturday Night Live this week, which sparked unusual attention on Broadway not only in the show, but during the commercials.

The Week in NY Theater Reviews

Taylor Mac 1966 to 1976
Taylor Mac 1966 to 1976

A 24 Decade History of Popular Music


Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer, Bryce Pinkham
Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer, Bryce Pinkham

Holiday Inn

The Encounter 81

The Encounter

Oh Hello 2

Oh, Hello on Broadway

The Week in New York Theater News


Fringe will skip 2017, in order to give the artistic director Elena Holy time to rethink the festival after its twentieth anniversary.

Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell and Condola Rashad will star in Lucas Hnath’s new play on Broadway, A Doll’s House, Part 2 which will pick up Henrik Ibsen’s story of Nora, last seen exiting the Helmer household. It is set to open April 27, 2017 at the Golden Theater

Starry cast for Sondheim/Lapine Sunday in the Park with George, Oct 24-26 at New York City Center:

Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford
will be joined by Brooks Ashmanskas,
Phillip Boykin, Max Chernin,
Carmen Cusack, Gabriel Ebert,
Claybourne Elder, Lisa Howard,
Zachary Levi, Liz McCartney,
Michael McElroy, Ruthie Ann Miles,
Stephanie Jae Park, Solea Pfeiffer,
Gabriella Pizzolo, Phylicia Rashad,
Jaime Rosenstein, Lauren Worsham.

Congrats to Bedlam Theater for being the only NYC winner of @TheWing’s 2016 National Theatre Company Grant of $10,000.


The Future of Storytelling Festival

#FostFest: Ferguson-Inspired “Riot,” “Famous Deaths” of Whitney Houston and JFK, and Other Theater of the Future



Reviving past practice, The Front Page producer Scott Rudin is eliminating any press previews, inviting critics instead to opening night. (Does this mean they’ll also be reviving the ticket prices of the past? )




Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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