All tagged Bernadette Peters
After a five year hiatus, the Broadway parody revue “Forbidden Broadway” is back with a new edition that makes fun of Broadway shows, actors, and personalities through sketches that satirize the form. Mostly funny, this iteration is undercut by a tinge of bitterness and resentment toward shifting cultural mores and trends on Broadway. But, in the end, it’s still the same scrappy, low-budget comedy revue that’s been playing, off and on, since 1982.
“School of Rock" to close January 20, 2019; Bruce Springsteen records his one-man show for Netflix; "Cats" film will feature Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, and James Corden; Hailey Kilgore out of "Once on This Island"; Lisa Brescia joins "Dear Evan Hansen"; "Hello, Dolly!" national tour schedule released; "Dreamgirls" is casting for Broadway; who sang “Rose’s Turn” best?; Gary Beach dead at 70
"Hello, Dolly!" to close in August 25th following return of Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce; "To Kill a Mockingbird" lawsuit intensifies; Martyna Majok wins the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; “Hadestown” to play London then Broadway; "Empire Records" and "Nanny McPhee" will be musicals; Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the Tony Awards; 2018 Drama League nominees
Nearly a year into its run, “Hello, Dolly!” is buoyantly better, brighter, and tighter than on opening night. Bernadette Peters gives a stellar, steadier, and more grounded performance as Dolly Levi, alongside replacements Victor Garber, Charlie Stemp, and Molly Griggs—and Gavin Creel and Kate Baldwin, and the ensemble, are better than ever. This is the best musical comedy on Broadway. If you haven't seen it, get tickets now; if you have seen it, it's worth checking back in.
"The Phantom of the Opera" turns 30; Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber join "Hello, Dolly!"; Sara Bareilles is back in "Waitress" alongside Jason Mraz; Palace Theatre re-development moves forward; diversity stats on New York stages; John Barton, RSC co-founded, dead at 89
The top 10 top 10 lists of 2017; Broadway box office shatters records in 2017; Audra McDonald rumored for "Hello, Dolly!"; Peter Marks thinks the commercial new Broadway play is dead
I attended some 188 performances of theatre, dance, music, opera, and cabaret in New York during 2017. As the year comes to a close, here are my top 10 favorites.