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REVIEW: Reinterpreted for today, “Oklahoma!” on Broadway is a must-see

Fresh from an acclaimed Off-Broadway run, director Daniel Fish’s reinterpretation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s groundbreaking 1943 musical “Oklahoma!” completely deconstructs this canonical and totemic masterpiece of American musical theatre by stripping it of its corn and highlighting the darker themes of violence and injustice that have always been simmering underneath.  Sexually charged and presented with a striking naturalism, this bold new production is a revelation and a must-see.

"Network" extends to April 28th; "The Play That Goes Wrong" will transfer to New World Stages; City Center announces Encores! Off-Center series; "Lifespan of a Fact" has recouped; cast announced for Duncan Sheik's new musical, "Alice by Heart" at MCC Theater; Off-Broadway cast of "Be More Chill" will transfer to Broadway; Lea Salonga will return to "Once On this Island"; Christian Dante White will be the next Freddy Eynsford-Hill in "My Fair Lady"; Jack O'Brien replaces Gregory Mosher as director of the upcoming Broadway revival of "All My Sons"; listen to Patti LuPone sing "The Ladies Who Lunch" on the forthcoming West End cast album of "Company"; Galt MacDermot, composer of "Hair" and "Two Gentlemen of Verona", dead at 89

"Ain't Too Proud" books the Imperial; "The Illusionists" returns to the Marquis for the holidays; Laura Benanti to replace Lauren Ambrose in "My Fair Lady"; Cuba Gooding Jr. returns to "Chicago"; "Beetlejuice" announces full cast; "Waitress" headed to London, "Anastasia" to our U.S./world; "The Play that Goes Wrong" recoups; look at "Hello, Dolly!" finances; RIP Neil Simon, Craig Zadan, Barbara Harris, Brian Murray, and Vivian Matalon

“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

"Escape to Margaritaville" will close July 1st; "The Band's Visit" will tour in June 2019; Donna Murphy returns to "Hello, Dolly!" for six performances; Katharine McPhee extends her time in "Waitress"; Audible enters into a deal with Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre; the New York Times compiles the 25 best American plays of the past 25 years

"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

REVIEW: "Hello, Dolly!" with Bernadette Peters-still crowing, still growing, still going strong!

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. 

"Hangmen" and "The Ferryman" are headed to Broadway;  Al Pacino may return as Tennessee Williams in "God Looked Away"; Whoopi's eyeing "Dolly!"; "Wicked" is the 7th longest running show; Jan Maxwell dead at 61, John Mahoney dead at 77