Broadway

NEW YORK | Tina Turner show to join Cher, Summer and King on Broadway

NEW YORK — Move over, Donna Summer, Carole King and Cher. There’s another diva heading to Broadway — Tina Turner. Producers of “Tina” said Wednesday a new musical based on the life of the legendary artist will land on the Great White Way in the fall of 2019. Performances dates, casting and all further details … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tina Turner show to join Cher, Summer and King on Broadway

NEW YORK | Correction: Obit-Marin Mazzie story

NEW YORK— In a story Sept. 13 about the death of Marin Mazzie, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mazzie met her husband at a defunct theater company called En Garde Arts. The company was dormant for many years but restarted in 2014. A corrected version of the story is below: Broadway and West End … Continue reading NEW YORK | Correction: Obit-Marin Mazzie story

NEW YORK | Broadway and West End star Marin Mazzie dies

NEW YORK — Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in “Ragtime,” ”Passion” and “Kiss Me, Kate,” has died following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 57. Mazzie died Thursday at her Manhattan home surrounded by close friends and family, said her husband, actor Jason … Continue reading NEW YORK | Broadway and West End star Marin Mazzie dies

NEW YORK  | ‘Supergirl’ Melissa Benoist heads to Broadway in ‘Beautiful’

NEW YORK  — The cast of the Carole King musical on Broadway is getting a super addition. “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist will make her Broadway debut this summer when she steps into the title character of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” The Associated Press has learned. Benoist, who was on “Glee” and the miniseries “Waco,” … Continue reading NEW YORK  | ‘Supergirl’ Melissa Benoist heads to Broadway in ‘Beautiful’

Broadway’s ‘A Bronx Tale’ to help Bronx fire victims

NEW YORK/January 11, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The producers of the hit Broadway musical, “A Bronx Tale,” plan to donate $4 for every ticket sold to performances from Jan. 16 through Jan. 21 to help families affected by a deadly apartment building fire in the Bronx. The donations will go to The Child Reach Foundation, co-founded by actor … Continue reading Broadway’s ‘A Bronx Tale’ to help Bronx fire victims

Most Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deals this month

NEW YORK/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— On Broadway, there might be a lot of snow right now, but there’s also a bargain. Nineteen shows are participating in Broadway Week, in which two tickets go for the price of one. These special tickets will be for performances during Jan. 16-Feb. 4 only. The participating shows are “A Bronx … Continue reading Most Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deals this month

Box office records made as Broadway says goodbye to 2017

NEW YORK /January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The year on Broadway came to a very sparkly end for theater producers as many shows recorded their most profitable weeks ever despite theater-goers facing bitter cold and some eye-popping ticket prices. Ten shows last week earned more than $2 million, led by “Hamilton,” ”The Lion King” and “Wicked,” which … Continue reading Box office records made as Broadway says goodbye to 2017

With ‘love and joy,’ Jake Gyllenhaal opens Broadway theater

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Broadway welcomed a new theater Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Jake Gyllenhaal. The “Brokeback Mountain” and “Nightcrawler” star was on hand with a pair of oversize golden scissors to reopen the Hudson Theatre with “Sunday in the Park with George,” the venue’s first theatrical production in nearly 50 years. … Continue reading With ‘love and joy,’ Jake Gyllenhaal opens Broadway theater