Theater News

The Good, the Bad, and the Painful
Notes on two current theater festivals, plus previews of movies featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Vilanch, Mary-Louise Parker -- and Elaine Stritch!
It All Adds Up
What shows would be the biggest Tony winners if awards for revivals were factored into the equation?
Loose Lips
Stephen Sondheim listens to Bernadette Peters, Darlene Love loves her new role in Hairspray, and Phylicia Rashad is homeward bound.
Lyon and Tartaglia Will Recreate Their Avenue Q Roles in Las Vegas
John Tartaglia in Avenue Q (Photo © Carol Rosegg) Original Broadway cast members Rick Lyon and John Tartaglia will head the Las Vegas company of Avenu
Menzel, Kudisch, Testa, and Stram to Star in LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See
Idina Menzel(Photo © Joseph Marzullo) Idina Menzel, Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, and Henry Stram head the cast of Michael John LaChiusa's new musical See What I ...
Altar Boyz, Spelling Bee Casts to Appear at Barnes & Noble
The cast of Altar Boyz The casts of the hit shows Altar Boyz and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be making appearances at Barnes ...
Richard Thomas and Matthew Morrison Join Jill Clayburgh on Appian Way
Richard Thomas (Photo © Joseph Marzullo) Richard Thomas and Matthew Morrison have joined the previously announced star Jill Clayburgh in the cast of the New Yor
Actor George D. Wallace Dies at 88
George D. Wallace George D. Wallace, who co-starred on Broadway in Pipe Dream, New Girl in Town, and Jennie, died on July 22 at age 88 in Los ...
Lennon Postpones Opening Until August 14
Julia Murney in Lennon (Photo ©: Joan Marcus) The Broadway musical Lennon has postponed its opening until Sunday, August 14 at 3 pm. The show was
You Will Survive!
Matthew Murray appraises David Spencer's new book full of information and advice for aspiring authors of musicals.