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Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League reached an agreement to end five week strike; "The Height of the Storm" to play MTC's Friedman Theatre on Broadway; "The Band's Visit" wins Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album; Off-Broadway's Davenport Theatre closes; Adrienne Warren to reprise her celebrated performance as Tina Turner on Broadway; "Beetlejuice" and “Hadestown” announce Broadway casts; Laura Benanti extends run in "My Fair Lady"; Krystina Alabad to replace Ashley Park in "Mean Girls"; "Wicked" movie sets December 2021 release date; RIP Albert Finney and Cy Lee
"The Band's Visit" to close April 7th; "Anastasia" to close March 31st; Public Theater announces summer line up in the Park; "Oklahoma!" joins the Gun Neutral Initiative; Fox cancels "Hair"; USPS issues Gregory Hines stamp; buzz builds for transfer of British musical “Six”; Laura Collins-Hughes defends physical, printed programs; photos of the Mark Hellinger Theatre
Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon to star in "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" on Broadway; "American Son" to be adapted for Netflix; Michael C. Hall to star in an original musical commercial for Skittles; Broadway's "Frozen" announces new cast; Melissa Etheridge composing "Mystic Pizza" musical; David Henry Hwang penning live action Disney remake of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"; Tony Hawk is spearheading a musical adaptation of Nick Hornsby's 2007 novel "Slam"; Jason Robert Brown's new musical "Farewell My Concubine" to get a reading; "The Band's Visit" marks 500 performances on Broadway; RIP Kaye Ballard
"Be More Chill" books the Lyceum and "Beetlejuice" books the Winter Garden; "The Band's Visit" recoups; Al Roker will make his Broadway debut in "Waitress"; Hailey Kilgore returns to "Once on This Island"; Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, and John Legend EGOT with "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" Emmy wins; trailer for Gwen Verdon doc "Merely Marvelous"; profile of Cher
"Carousel" closing September 16th; “Tootsie” books the Marquis; "Network" to play the Cort; all female revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross" coming to Broadway next May; Michael C. Hall will star in "Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)"; "Pipeline" to play select cinemas; "Once on This Island" wins Equity award for diversity; trans actor Kate Bornstein responds to heckling; list of the most produced high school musicals and plays; producer John Glines dead at 84
Roundabout revival of "Kiss Me, Kate" will play Studio 54 beginning February 14th; Sasson Gabay joins “The Band’s Visit” June 26th; jukebox musicals are courting top talent, including playwrights Lynn Nottage and Dominique Morisseau; The New Group announces its 2018-2019 season, including "Clueless: The Musical"; book recommendations and a must read letter from the Dramatists Guild
"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
Roundabout to mount Fiasco Theatre "Merrily We Roll Along" in 2019; City Center announces its 75th anniversary; Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing musical adaption of “Some Like It Hot”; Ben Levi Ross to lead tour of “Dear Evan Hansen”; national tour and cast album update; Drama League and Chita Rivera Awards winners; Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles loses unborn child following death of her 2 year old daughter
Take a look at the 2018 Tony Award Nominations - I highlight some surprises, snubs, and quirks.
Broadway did well at the Oscars last night; Broadway's last gossip columnist, Michael Riedel, has left the New York Post; Tatiana Maslany and Blair Brown will star in Tracy Letts' new play "Mary Page Marlowe"; Tony Shalhoub is out of "The Bands Visit" until May; "The Fantasticks" composer Harvey Schmidt is dead at 88
"The Band's Visit" is the early favorite for Best Musical this June; "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" books the Lunt Fontanne Theatre for the spring; "The Minutes" delays February Broadway bow
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.