January 27, 2010 |
Pernell Roberts, 81, a strapping actor who was an original cast member of the long-running TV western "Bonanza" and the star of the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D.," died of cancer Jan. 24 at his home in Malibu, Calif. Mr. Roberts was a Broadway and film veteran before joining the cast of "Bonanza" in 1959. Until abruptly quitting the NBC series in 1965, he played the thoughtful, sensitive Adam Cartwright, one of three sons of a clan whose deeds on and around the Ponderosa ranch delighted audiences and made the series...
November 3, 2009 |
It wasn't supposed to end like this. Certainly not after the warm reception "Brighton Beach Memoirs" received from many of the New York critics a week ago, a response that seemed to augur if not a boffo commercial run, then at least a fairly healthy one. But in an episode that could surely be added to a textbook of extinct Broadway assumptions, the Neil Simon revival abruptly closed at the Nederlander Theatre on Sunday night, a victim of...
April 21, 2011 |
NEW YORK — The opening Thursday night of Jez Butterworth's remarkable "Jerusalem" solidifies what looks to be the most competitive Tony race for best play in years. Joining such other potential nominees as " War Horse ," "Good People" and "The [Expletive] With the Hat," Broadway can boast for what feels like the first time in a long time a packed stable of satisfyingly original American and British plays — each a bona fide possibility as the trophy winner. How gratifying it is that "new" — not "revival" —...
March 26, 2008 |
Signature Theatre's "Glory Days," the coming-of-age musical set on a football field, is moving to Broadway next month. Staged by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, the four-man show will play at the Circle in the Square Theatre, which specializes in intimately scaled musicals. "Glory Days" begins previews April 22 and opens May 6. Until recently, Circle in the Square hosted the Tony-winning "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. " Adriana Douzos of theatrical press agency Boneau/Bryan-Brown Inc. said that other than...
October 22, 2009
NEW YORK -- DreamWorks Theatricals producer Bill Damaschke says "Shrek the Musical" will close Jan. 3 on Broadway after a year-long, 441-performance run. The expensive musical has seen its grosses dwindle; last week the show filled less than 60 percent of the seats. -- Associated Press
June 11, 2008
In Washington for the first time, Broadway Across America, a producing organization that programs the Hippodrome in Baltimore, has announced a subscription series for the Warner Theatre . The irreverent puppet-and-people musical "Avenue Q," with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and book by Jeff Whitty, will run Feb. 10-15, 2009 . Actor Chazz Palminteri will tell his "A Bronx Tale" Feb. 24-March 8,...