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  • Hot dog stand flipped during argument on Broadway

    11/24/2019 2:56:53 PM PST · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    WKRN ^ | 11/18/2019 | Josh Breslow
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 36-year-old man flipped a hot dog stand in the middle of a crowded Broadway during an argument with the vendor, an arrest report alleges. Metro police responded Sunday morning to a report of a “disorderly individual” at Fifth Avenue South and Broadway. A hot dog vendor told officers that a man, identified in court documents as Patrick Bratcher, became aggressive and flipped over the man’s hot dog stand. No injuries were reported. As police interviewed the vendor, they said Bratcher continued to be “aggressive” and was “cursing loudly and creating a hazardous environment.” Officers revealed...
  • Photo Flash: Hillary Clinton Visits FROZEN on Broadway

    09/29/2019 11:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Broadway World ^ | September 29, 2019 | News desk
    This afternoon, Hillary Clinton paid a visit to Arendelle when she stopped by Frozen on Broadway! After the show she posed for photos with Caissie Levy (Elsa), Patti Murin (Anna) and the rest of the Frozen Broadway company. Check out the photos below! Frozen, a full-length stage work told in two acts, expands upon and deepens the tale's indelible plot and themes through new songs and story material from the film's creators; in fact, this new stage production features more than twice as much music as the film. Based on the 2013 film written by a trio of Oscar winners,...
  • Queens cops sting Broadway piano player who allegedly thought he lured 14-year-old for sex

    09/12/2019 5:10:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Broadway World ^ | September 7, 2019 | Stephi Wild
    Broadway pianist Justin Brown, age 26, has been arrested for trying to have sex with a minor, according to the New York Post. Brown has worked as a rehearsal pianist for Dear Evan Hansen and King Kong. Brown began talking to someone who he assumed to be a 14-year-old boy on the dating app Grindr, when he was really talking to an undercover NYPD cop. He was arrested when he showed up to the Queens address with a backpack full of lubricant and condoms. His bail was set for $20,000 at Queens Criminal Court. Queens Acting District Attorney John M....
  • Broadway producer Ben Sprecher arrested on child porn charges

    08/13/2019 9:41:14 AM PDT · by csvset · 30 replies
    WABC ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | Staff
    HARLEM (WABC) -- Authorities have arrested a Broadway producer at his Harlem home in a child pornography investigation. NYPD officers and Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested 65-year-old Ben Sprecher early Tuesday. He was expected to appear in federal court later. In 2012, Sprecher was a central figure in a scandal surrounding the musical "Rebecca." The show collapsed days before rehearsals began, leading to a FBI fraud investigation into the circumstances.
  • Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Tony Award Collector, Dies at 91

    07/31/2019 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies
    Hal Prince, the Broadway royal and prodigious Tony winner, the producer or director (or both) of many of the theater’s most enduring musicals, including “Damn Yankees,” “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history, died on Wednesday in Reykjavik, Iceland. He was 91. The death was confirmed by a spokesman. Mr. Prince began working in the theater in the halcyon days of Broadway, when Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein were its songwriting kings, the stage musical was a robust American art form (not to mention...
  • Faye Dunaway Fired From Play for Creating a 'Hostile' and 'Dangerous' Environment

    07/26/2019 7:36:34 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 100 replies
    Jezebel ^ | June 24, 2019 | Lauren Evans
    Here’s some scalding tea for you: Faye Dunaway was fired from what would have been a Broadway production of Tea at Five, thanks to some utterly unhinged behavior on-set. According to the New York Post, the 78-year-old Dunaway lost her role playing Katharine Hepburn after production members accused her of creating a “hostile” and “dangerous” work environment. To the pull quotes! The July 10 performance was canceled moments before curtain because Dunaway slapped and threw things at crew members who were trying to put on her wig, sources say. Enraged at the cancellation, Dunaway began “verbally abusing” the crew. They...
  • Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, and More to Star in Robert Schenkkan's Mueller Report Play

    06/24/2019 10:19:56 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Theatermania ^ | June 24, 2019 | Kenji Fujishima
    Tonight, Monday, June 24, an all-star cast will perform a live reading of The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts, Robert Schenkkan's brand-new stage adaptation of the Mueller Report. The one-night-only event, beginning at 9pm EDT, will be performed in front of a live audience in New York and live-streamed here. Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Frederick Weller, Ben McKenzie, Michael Shannon, Noah Emmerich, Justin Long, Jason Alexander, Gina Gershon, Wilson Cruz, Joel Grey, Alyssa Milano, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard, Piper Perabo, Zachary Quinto, and Aidan Quinn will star, with additional participation by Sigourney Weaver, Julia...
  • Broadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' closing early due to low ticket sales

    06/17/2019 11:28:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Joseph A. Wolfsohn
    A Broadway depiction of former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clintonwill be ending its run early due to underwhelming ticket sales. The production of "Hillary and Clinton" was scheduled to close July 21, but producer Scott Rudin announced Monday that its final performance will be held Sunday. June 23. The play cost $4.2 million to produce and accumulated only $4.7 million at the box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, titled "Hillary and Clinton," takes place in March 2008 and offers a fictional behind-the-scenes look at the former secretary of state's first presidential campaign as then-Senator Barack Obama began gaining momentum. The...
  • ‘Hillary and Clinton’ to End Broadway Run Early

    06/17/2019 4:39:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2019 | Michael Paulson
    “Hillary and Clinton,” a Broadway play that explores the relationship of a political power couple, will close on Sunday, four weeks earlier than scheduled. The play, by Lucas Hnath, stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow and is directed by Joe Mantello. It opened in April; at the time of its closing it will have played 37 previews and 77 regular performances at the John Golden Theater. Set a hotel room in New Hampshire in 2008, the play imagines an interaction between Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton — not the real ones, but characters with the same names in an alternate...
  • Broadway show about the Clintons to close early due to low ticket sales

    06/17/2019 1:13:59 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/17/2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    The curtain will be falling early on a Broadway play featuring Bill and Hillary Clinton as the lead characters because of poor ticket sales. The play, “Hillary and Clinton,” which stars Laurie Metcalf as Hillary Clinton and John Lithgow as Bill Clinton, is set to close on June 23 — nearly a month before its previously planned close on July 21, according to Hollywood Reporter. A production by Scott Rudin, it is set in an alternate universe and is based on imagined interactions between Bill and Hillary Clinton in a New Hampshire hotel during the latter’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign....
  • Billy Porter wore a gender-fluid uterus suit to the Tony Awards

    06/10/2019 1:07:15 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2019 | Marianne Garvey
    (CNN)In case you missed it, "Pose" star Billy Porter's Tony Awards ensemble was a direct nod to women's reproductive rights. He stepped out on the red carpet at Radio City Sunday night dressed in a red and pink suit with a train, intentionally designed to look like female reproductive organs, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
  • TV Ratings: Tony Awards Fall to All-Time Lows

    06/10/2019 12:57:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 10, 2019 | Rick Porter
    The Broadway honors slip by double digits in viewers vs. a year ago; ABC's Sunday game shows also drop significantly vs. their 2018 premieres. The 73rd Tony Awards hit an all-time low in Sunday's ratings, falling below 6 million viewers for the first time. ABC's Sunday game shows also premiered to low numbers.
  • Report: Jussie Smollett Cut from Starring Role in Broadway Revival of ‘Take Me Out’

    04/16/2019 7:34:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 16, 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Empire actor Jussie Smollett will no longer co-star in the Broadway revival of the play Take Me Out amid lingering charges that the performer staged a hate crime against himself, according to a report. Jussie Smollett delivered a reading of the 2003 Tony-winning play in New York City 12 hours prior to allegedly faking a racist and anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago. The Daily Mail reported Tuesday that the 36-year-old California native has since been “cut” from the play, citing the controversy surrounding the January 29th ordeal. “Everything was set to go and the producers were planning to announce that...
  • Pete Buttigieg to attend 2020 fundraiser hosted by Broadway mogul Jordan Roth

    03/27/2019 6:59:22 AM PDT · by magellan · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 26, 2019 | Brian Schwartz
    South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is attending a 2020 fundraiser hosted by Broadway executive Jordan Roth and his husband Richie Jackson, according to an invite first obtained by CNBC. The suggested contributions for the event range from $250 to $2,800. Roth is the son of real estate titan Steven Roth, who has a net-worth of $1.1 billion. Mayor and 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg is making inroads into the New York donor circuit as he prepares to attend a campaign fundraiser hosted by Broadway executive Jordan Roth. Roth, and his husband, Richie Jackson, who is a movie producer, will be...
  • “Hamilton” Star Tweeted About Blacks and Drunk Women on St. Patrick’s Day (& "Raping for Trayvon")

    11/22/2016 4:52:32 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-21-2016 | Niall O'Dowd
    But Dixon was guilty of a very bizarre comment himself involving St. Patrick's Day. The tweet from 2012 sprang back into prominence on Sunday because of the "Hamilton" furor with many commentators claiming it refers to blacks raping drunken girls on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • A mystery pooper is tormenting Broadway

    03/16/2019 4:26:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2019 | Ruthie Darling
    A mystery pooper has turned Broadway into the Great Wipe Way, laying waste to audition rooms by using them as a personal potty — and revolting thespians. The stealthy stink bomber struck during tryouts for the “Magic Mike” musical at Pearl Studios at 500 Eighth Ave. on Feb. 26, and again on March 6 at the Ripley-Grier space down the block. “There was a lot of disbelief,” said actress Eunice Bae of the first incident, when she saw a show rep slip on something on the floor. “She stopped and said, ‘Oh, I just stepped in s–t.’ We all laughed...
  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton

    02/04/2019 12:53:38 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 28 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 4th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    During his short exile from Revolutionary France, the famously corrupt former French Foreign Minister, Talleyrand, glimpsed the ex-US Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, working by candlelight late at night. Talleyrand couldn’t comprehend why a former cabinet secretary, a finance secretary no less, had to work at all after almost six years in government. Despite his remarkable achievements, I’ve found that many Article V COS opponents unjustly vilify the man who, while impoverishing himself and family through government service, enriched his nation. The often unhinged hostility of these people and others are only surpassed by contemporary Trump Derangement Syndrome. Alexander Hamilton was...
  • Historians irked by musical 'Hamilton' escalate their duel

    02/04/2019 6:07:52 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2019 | Mark Kennedy
    Ever since the historical musical "Hamilton" began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has noticeably withheld its applause — historians. Many academics argue the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the star of our $10 bills, is a counterfeit. Now they're escalating their fight.
  • At the Puerto Rico theater that ‘Hamilton’ left behind, disappointment stands center stage

    01/15/2019 2:27:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/14/19 | Jessica Gelt
    **SNIP** After more than a year of planning by university administration, students and show producers, “Hamilton” announced on Dec. 21 — less than a month before opening night — that it was relocating the production to Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, the cultural center about five miles away, to avoid the threat of union unrest and campus protests over rising fees. On Dec. 27, crews came to remove the sets that had been in place for much of the month. Three days later, all that remained were the light post banners proudly trumpeting a show that no longer...
  • What Puerto Ricans are saying about "HAMILTON" in Puerto Rico (sample)

    01/13/2019 9:01:36 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 23 replies
    El Nuevo Dia Facebook page ^ | 1/11/19 | Newspaper source
    As you know, Nancy Pelosi and about 40 House Democrats and/or Lobbyists are in Puerto Rico enjoying the lovely weather and Hamilton, which the average Puerto Rican cannot afford to attend. Below (in the comments section), I’ve translated some of the comments from the Puerto Rican people made in El Nuevo Día Facebook page. The large majority upset that such spectacle is being presented on the island. COMMENTS: LUTY: “Who is Hamilton? I know the story of Christopher Columbus! Long Live Spain!” NELSON: “Does anyone know if crime has lowered because this play is being shown in Puerto Rico?” DIOSELINA:...