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Thursday, January 18, 2018

AMNewYork: Bette Midler’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ the best show on the NYC stage last year

AMNewYork
Bette Midler’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ the best show on the NYC stage this year
By Matt Windman amNewYork Theater Critic December 28, 2017

In many cases, 2017 showed New York theater at its very best — and in other cases, at its worst. Below is my personal list of highs and lows for the year.

Best of the year:

1. ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Was anyone surprised that this turned out to be a match made in musical comedy heaven? As led by Bette Midler, this lavish revival is a celebration of life crafted in old-fashioned showmanship and pure euphoria. Bernadette Peters will take over as Dolly after Midler exits the show next month. Read More

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Year When Bette Stormed Broadway, and Trump ‘Died’ in Central Park: NYC Theater in 2017

Daily Beast
The Year When Bette Stormed Broadway, and Trump ‘Died’ in Central Park: NYC Theater in 2017
TIM TEEMAN
12.19.17 5:00 AM ET

The best NYC theater of 2017 spanned Bette Midler in ‘Hello Dolly,’ Jake Gyllenhaal in Sondheim, and Tony Kushner telling The Daily Beast he was planning a play about Donald Trump.

It is rare for theater to make the news.

CBS may give one Sunday a year over to the Tony Awards (and here is what won what this year), but these celebrate the best of Broadway; theater made as safe and glittery as possible. Any edge is left to the winners’ speeches and hosts’ japing. Read More

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

‘Come Far Away,’ ‘Groundhog Day,’ And ‘Hello, Dolly’ Lead Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Theater of 2017

EW
‘Come Far Away,’ ‘Groundhog Day,’ And ‘Hello,
Dolly’ Lead Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Theater of 2017
By Jacob Elyachar

Entertainment Weekly gave its regards to New York City’s Great White Way as the entertainment news magazine named its top 10 theater shows of 2017.

The Entertainment Weekly staff picked out some of the best musicals and plays that captivated Broadway audiences throughout the year.

Bette Midler’s ‘Hello, Dolly’ Wins Top Spot

Entertainment Weekly crowned Hello, Dolly, starring the legendary Bette Midler, as their number 1 musical of 2017. The Hocus Pocus actress took Broadway by storm this year as matchmaker Dolly Levi in the show’s latest revival.  The Tony-winning Midler earned rave reviews for her interpretation of the classic character and continued to entertain audiences despite reliving Geraldo Rivera’s sexual assault. Read More

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

David Rooney: The Best New York Theater of 2017

The Hollywood Reporter
David Rooney: The Best New York Theater of 2017
12/13/2017 by David Rooney

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Joan Marcus

Every major production of an August Wilson work is a stinging reminder of the loss of one of American drama’s most uniquely resonant voices. But this belated Broadway debut of the play that launched his magnificent 10-part chronicle of African-American experience in the 20th century — directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson with penetrating emotional depth and irrepressible humor — was something extraordinary. Gritty and lyrical, joyful and sorrowful, the play examines black struggle through the prism of a Pittsburgh gypsy-cab company in 1977, its denizens portrayed here by a peerless ensemble that found music in every note. Read More

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Broadway in 2017: box office records broken under the shadow of Trump

The Guardian
Broadway in 2017: box office records broken under the shadow of Trump
Alexis Soloski
Thursday 7 December 2017 07.00 EST

In 2017, Broadway broke record after box office record. But inside the theaters the faces were long and so were the running times. Though rich in new American plays and gussied up revivals, Broadway this year often felt like a letdown, taking fewer risks and reaping fewer rewards. The Laura of Sam Gold’s deconstructed The Glass Menagerie wouldn’t blow out her candles, yet elsewhere the lights seemed dimmer, the costumes less spangled, the orchestra mildly depressed. Blame these blues on the presidential election? Tempting. But most projects secured funding before last November. Read More

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2017

New York Times
The Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2017
By EBEN SHAPIRO
December 6, 2017

The stupefying boredom of forgotten hamlet in the Israeli desert, where the residents are jolted out of their trance-like existence by a visiting band of Egyptian musicians. The inhabitants of a remote rocky island off the coast of Canada warmly embrace the passengers of 38 jets stranded there in the wake of 9/11. A working class bar in a failing factory town is the backdrop for a shocking act of violence and an equally dramatic reconciliation. In this most polarized of years, a number of the best productions celebrate man’s shared humanity and the possibility of even the most entrenched enemies finding common ground and a path forward. Read More

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Vote Today: Dear Evan Hansen, Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Laura Dreyfuss, Bette Midler Lead Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Times Square Chronicles
Dear Evan Hansen, Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Laura Dreyfuss, Bette Midler Lead Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards
By SUZANNA BOWLING
MAY 9, 2017

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Nominations in 22 competitive categories for the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards were announced today by actress Cobie Smulders on the hit Broadway.com daily series “Live at Five.” The nominees were selected by fans who voted for all eligible candidates in a comprehensive Broadway.com survey. Nominated candidates will have the opportunity to be voted for online by fans celebrating the “People’s Choice Awards” for Broadway. Read More

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

‘Dolly!’ Looks Delish At $1.7M As B.O. Takes Off

Deadline
‘Dolly!’ Looks Delish At $1.7M As B.O. Takes Off
by Jeremy Gerard
March 27, 2017 1:50pm

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Crowds keep popping up like spring crocuses to see Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! In previews at the Shubert Theatre, the Scott Rudin-led revival, helmed by Jerry Zaks and co-starring David Hyde Pierce, took in $1.67 million for just six performances, nearly 20 percent above its $1.4 million gross potential, and was SRO (with an eyebrow-raising month of previews still to go before its April 20 opening). Average ticket price was $194.17. Banking $40 million in advance sales for a limited run, the producers can bet there will be plenty of $748 premium tickets out there on the “secondary” market right up against the $849 ducats for Hamilton. Read More

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Get Ready for Bette Midler on Broadway: The Top Theatre Tickets for 2017

The Saily Beast
Get Ready for Bette Midler on Broadway: The Top Theatre Tickets for 2017
By Janice Kaplan
12.25.16 7:30 PM ET

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The fall theater season was an appropriate culmination of the Obama era, with an unusual number of innovative, intelligent, and thoughtful shows.

As a new administration comes in, the new season appears to have a lot of pomp and glitz—and we have yet to find out how much substance.

THE OLD SONG AND DANCE

The fall brought new musicals like the wildly original Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 and the brilliantly creative Dear Evan Hansen. Read More

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

8 of the biggest Broadway shows playing in 2017 that look too good to miss

Mic
8 of the biggest Broadway shows playing in 2017 that look too good to miss
By Carey Purcell
December 14, 2016

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If your New Year’s resolutions involve bringing more culture into your life — or if you haven’t bought a special someone a holiday gift yet — then a pair of theater tickets are just the thing. Yes, Hamilton is still sold out for months into the future, but it’s far from the only show on Broadway. The spring season includes everything from revivals of hit shows from the 1990s and exciting new productions with some Hollywood stars returning to their theater roots. Read More

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