BROADWAY

  • Hugh Jackman pays tribute to cricketer Phillip Hughes on Broadway December 2, 2014

    New York: Actor Hugh Jackman paid a moving tribute to cricketer Phillip Hughes by putting his bat out at his Broadway show of 'The River'. The Australian actor posted an image of a bat propped up on the empty stage before the performance. "Just before curtain on Broadway ... Paying tribute...
  • Sting takes bold gamble to save his 'Last Ship' musical November 25, 2014

    New York: British rock star Sting is joining the cast of his deeply personal Broadway musical 'The Last Ship,' calling it a bold gamble to save the show from sinking. Sting, 63, will appear from Dec. 9-Jan. 10 as the cynical foreman of a struggling shipyard in his northeast England hometown...
  • Andrew Garfield attends girlfriend Emma Stone's Broadway debut November 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Amazing Spider Man' star Andrew Garfield attended girlfriend Emma Stone's Broadway debut earlier this week as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. The 'Help' star, 26, took over the roll from Michelle Williams, performing alongside Alan Cumming, reported Us magazine. "Andrew came sharply dressed in a suit. Andrew came backstage after the...
  • Rock star Sting's musical 'The Last Ship' docks on Broadway October 28, 2014

    (Reuters) - "The Last Ship," a musical by Grammy-winning rock star Sting based on his childhood in a shipbuilding town in northeastern England, landed on Broadway with a star-studded opening. Actors Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Bill Pullman and Alan Cumming, along with singers Billy Joel and Debbie Harry of Blondie...
  • Al Pacino set to return to Broadway in David Mamet's 'China Doll' October 17, 2014

    New York: Oscar- and Tony-winning actor Al Pacino will return to Broadway next year in the world premiere of "China Doll," a new play by David Mamet, its producers said on Thursday. The play, which Mamet wrote for Pacino, will begin performances in October 2015, according to producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry...
  • How WiFi and Facebook are changing the future of live entertainment September 16, 2014

    New York: When John Travolta shocked theatre fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip Damian Bazadona. Bazadona, the president and founder of the advertising and marketing firm Situation Interactive, had been hired by Menzel's new show If/Then...
  • Watch: The 'Lion King' Broadway cast takes over a New York City subway and sings 'Circle Of Life' August 9, 2014

    The Broadway cast of The Lion King took a break between shows on June 28 and took over a New York city subway car to give riders a little surprise. Last year the NYC subway served over 1 billion riders, and last year The Lion King became Broadway's first $1...
  • Actress Keke Palmer to be Broadway's first black Cinderella August 5, 2014

    New York: Like many girls, actress and singer Keke Palmer grew up dreaming of meeting a prince who would whisk her away to a life of love and happiness. In her case, it's going to happen eight shows a week on Broadway. Palmer said she'll be stepping into the title...
  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' April 13, 2014

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than...
  • Denzel Washington wows critics on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' April 6, 2014

    Denzel Washington may be best known for his film roles, but the award-winning actor is dazzling theater critics in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun." "Heart-stopping," "a Broadway bulls-eye" and "nothing short of revelatory" are just a few of the accolades used to...
  • Will we get to see 'Friends' on Broadway? April 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston is reportedly thinking of turning 'Friends' into a "billion dollar" Broadway musical. The 45-year-old is reportedly in "deep talks" to help turn the sitcom, which ran from 1994 until 2004, into a "billion dollar" musical, starring Lea Michele, and wants her friend Sheryl Crow to oversee...
  • Oprah Winfrey to make Broadway debut February 7, 2014

    New York: Oprah Winfrey is reportedly in talks to make her debut on Broadway in a revival of the Pulitzer prizewinning play 'night Mother'. The media mogul will star opposite Tonywinner Audra McDonald for the play. Winfrey, 60, will portray the role of a mother struggling to stop her daughter...
  • Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz's play breaks Broadway records October 10, 2013

    London: Reallife couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz's new play has broken Broadway records even before its official opening. The seven previews of Harold Pinter's 'Betrayal' have brought in more than USD 1.1 million, breaking the Barrymore Theater's weekly box office record, reported Daily Express. The previous record was held by...
  • Watch: '50 Shades of Grey' now in a musical January 13, 2013

    The bestselling book "50 Shades of Grey" by EL James is now heading to the stage with a sketch comedy group writing a musical parodying based on the popular novel. ...
  • Broadway shuts down for Tuesday as Sandy whirls October 30, 2012

    New York: Broadway's 40 theaters were dark Monday and producers chose to keep them closed Tuesday as well as Hurricane Sandy took aim at New York City. The Broadway League on Monday afternoon extended the cancelations of such shows as 'The Book of Mormon,' 'Once' and 'Mama Mia!' for another...
  • Oprah Winfrey ready for Broadway musical October 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Popular TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she wants to do a Broadway musical. The 58yearold, who recently started her own television network, now aspires to be part of a stage drama, reported ABC News online. "My dream is to do Broadway. That is going to happen," said Winfrey. She...
  • Why Hollywood can't get enough of 'Devdas' May 24, 2012

    New Delhi: If you recall the sheer opulence of Baz Luhrmann's musical Moulin Rouge, complimenting Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries's music, you will find it easier to justify Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Devdas' place in the '10 Greatest Movies of the Millennium' list compiled by the Time magazine. A...
  • Megan Fox makes Broadway debut November 17, 2011

    London: 'Transformers' star Megan Fox took to the stage in New York on Monday night to mark her Broadway debut with 'The 24 Hour Plays'. The actress was among a number of famous faces taking part in the charity theatre project, which gives a group of actors, writers and directors...
  • Jerry O'Connell to make Broadway debut September 18, 2011

    London: Actor Jerry O'Connell is set to make his Broadway debut in new musical comedy 'Seminar'. The 'Stand By Me' actor will play an aspiring young writer taking classes from a worldclass scholar, Leonard, portrayed by 'Private Lives' star Alan Rickman, reports dailystar.co.uk. Previews will begin at the Golden theatre Oct 27,...
  • Hugh Jackman to make 'Broadway' comeback September 15, 2011

    London: Actor Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway with a show titled 'Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway'. Jackman last performed on Broadway in 2009 when he starred in a nonmusical role in Keith Huff's police thriller 'A Steady Rain'. "I can't believe it's been seven years since I was singing and dancing...
  • Jude Law returns to Broadway September 6, 2011

    New York: Actor Jude Law is set to return to Broadway with his new play 'Anna Christie'. The actor received appreciation for his performance in the Pulitzer Prizewinning play that opened in West End last month. The cast is set to perform at the Broadway when the show transfers to New...
  • 'Chicago' is Broadway's 4th longestrunning show August 28, 2011

    New York: The threat of Hurricane Irene didn't stop the cast and crew of the musical 'Chicago' from celebrating a Broadway milestone Friday night with cake and a very big knife. At a small backstage party at intermission, the show marked its 6,137th performance tying 'A Chorus Line' for the...
  • 'Book of Mormon' wins big at the Tony Awards June 13, 2011

    New York: The profane and hysterical "The Book of Mormon" took home nine Tony Awards on Sunday including the prize for best musical, a considerable achievement for a pair of firsttime Broadway playwrights known more for their raunchy cartoons featuring pottymouthed kids. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the Emmy...
  • Broadway to dim lights for Taylor on Friday March 25, 2011

    New York: Broadway's lights will darken on Friday in tribute to actress Elizabeth Taylor, who died in Los Angeles aged 79 on Wednesday. "The Broadway community mourns the loss of Elizabeth Taylor, legendary stage and screen star," The Broadway League said in a statement. In Taylor's honor, Broadway's theater marquees will be...
  • 'SpiderMan' stunt goes awry; is show in peril? December 22, 2010

    New York: Broadway might need a superhero to save the new SpiderMan musical. "SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark," the most expensive production in Broadway history, suffered its fourth accident in a month when a stuntman playing the webslinger fell about 30 feet into a stage pit during a preview Monday...
  • Broadway looks ahead, embraces YouTube, video June 1, 2010

    New York: Oldfashioned Broadway is moving into the digital age. A current round of shows depend on milliondollar multimedia displays like never before, bringing video upstage after years of being relegated mostly to backdrop status. New musicals like Sondheim on Sondheim use sophisticated swirling computer screens that flash thousands of still and...
  • Daniel Radcliffe set for Broadway musical April 16, 2010

    Actor Daniel Radcliffe returns to Broadway, after his successful play Equus in 2011, with a revival of a 1961 Pulitzer Prizewinning musical. The 20yearold has been roped in to play J. Pierrepont Finch in a revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, reports contactmusic.com. Tony winner Rob Ashford,...
  • Play on Indian newlyweds is a hit in New York May 30, 2008

    New York: New York's theater row is buzzing with the success of the comedy Rafta Rafta. It riffs on two newlyweds seeking some privacy and finding none due to living within a typical extended Indian family, although this one is based in England. It's probably one of the first plays...
  • Here's the story of Ram, Broadway style April 10, 2008

    Bangalore: Ninety professional dancers, a 15member live orchestra and a captivated audience of 3,000 people the premiere live performance of the Rama Katha Vismaya organised by the Rama Seva Mandali and presented by the Abhinav Dance Company was an innovative show presented in the opulent Broadway style. I cant really...
  • Daniel Radcliffe to bare all on NY's Broadway April 9, 2008

    New York: British actor Daniel Radcliffe will make his Broadway debut in September in a reprise of his London role in Equus, a performance where he shed not only the mantle of Harry Potter but also his clothes. Radcliffe, 18, won rave reviews for his performance as a tortured teenager...