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‘Madam Secretary’ Star Erich Bergen Joins Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ as Billy Flynn

Broadway’s Chicago is getting a new Billy Flynn next month: Erich Bergen. The Madam Secretary star assumes the role Aug. 1, hitting the stage at the Ambassador Theatre in New York on a run that continues through Sept. 11. The showing follows a Broadway outing late last year in Waitress, for which he reprised his […]

Billy Crystal’s ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ to Close on Broadway in September

Mr. Saturday Night’s Broadway run is coming to a close. The Tony-nominated stage show co-written by and starring Billy Crystal will end its run at the Nederlander Theatre on Sept. 4. The show originally opened March 31 after a limited engagement at the Barrington Stage in October 2021. “Bringing Mr. Saturday Night to the Broadway stage […]

Broadway Advocacy Coalition Sets Date for Inaugural Arts in Action Festival (Exclusive)

Broadway Advocacy Coalition has announced its first-ever Arts in Action Festival will take place on July 24 in New York City. Hosted at the Manhattan School of Music, the one-day event will serve as a collaborative space for organizations, individuals and leaders working at the intersections of the arts, theater, policy and advocacy. An opportunity […]

“Disappearing the Whistleblower”: An Excerpt From ‘Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels’

In Paul Pringle’s new nonfiction thriller Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels, he takes readers behind the scenes of his Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into one of Los Angeles’ biggest scandals. It all began with a drug overdose at one of the city’s hotels, which was seemingly connected to Dr. Carmen Puliafito, […]

“He Had a Preternatural Ability to Detect People’s Vanities”: An Excerpt From Harvey Weinstein Biography ‘Hollywood Ending’

In 2017, Ronan Farrow published an extensive takedown of Harvey Weinstein, following New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in exposing the producer’s years of abuse and sexual assault. He received help and consultation from fellow New Yorker scribe Ken Auletta, who first heard the whisperings about Weinstein’s behavior twenty years prior, while reporting on […]

Broadway Musical ‘Paradise Square’ to Close After Tony Win

New musical Paradise Square will close on July 17, after garnering a Tony win for its leading actress, but struggling at the box office.  The musical, which tells the story of Irish immigrants and Black Americans living together in New York City during the Civil War, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 3. […]

Sara Bareilles in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’: Theater Review

The 1987 revisionist fairy-tale musical that debunks the happy ending returns to Broadway in a minimalist production, also starring Brian d’Arcy James, Patina Miller and Phillipa Soo.

Shonda Rhimes, Julia Quinn Team for ‘Bridgerton’ Prequel Book

Author Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes are teaming for a Bridgerton prequel novel. Avon Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins, has acquired North American rights to a collaborative novel written by Bridgerton author Quinn and Rhimes, who executive produces the Netflix original series, it was announced Thursday. The novel will be based […]

Isabel Kaplan on the Ways Her Studio Assistant Job Inspired the Explosive New Novel ‘NSFW’

Isabel Kaplan has a tortured relationship with Los Angeles. Enjoying the city wholeheartedly can require a suspension of disbelief that the author of this summer’s much-hyped #MeToo-inspired novel NSFW never really found. She grew up here but was more into politics than Hollywood — at the age of 6, she was already dressing as Hillary Clinton […]

New Pop Musical ‘& Juliet’ Announces Broadway Run This Fall

A pop-song infused musical take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is coming to Broadway this fall.  Featuring a book by Schitt’s Creek writer David West Read, the musical, called & Juliet, envisions what would happen if Juliet did not die at the end of the story. Her journey is set to a backdrop of popular […]

‘Goosebumps’ Turns 30: R.L. Stine Reflects on Writing Series, Scaring Generations of Young Readers

A haunted mask, a sea monster, an abominable snowman, ghost dogs and a living ventriloquist dummy are just a few of the famous fears featured in R.L. Stine’s long-running Goosebumps series. For 30 years, Stine has been scaring generations of kids with his monthly Scholastic book series, first introduced in 1992 with Goosebumps: Welcome to […]

Margaret Keane, Painter and Subject of Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes,’ Dies at 94

Margaret Keane, who went to court to prove that her popular paintings of children with large, sad eyes were indeed hers and not her husband’s, a tale that was told in the Tim Burton film Big Eyes, has died. She was 94. Keane died Sunday of heart failure at her home in Napa, California, her […]