NEW YORK (AP) — One sure sign that Broadway is bouncing back is the arrival of new shows based on hit movies. The latest is “Mrs. Doubtfire” — a sweetly clumsy valentine to broken families from the mid-1990s that arrives in the fraught 2020s.
“All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business” by Mel Brooks (Ballantine)
Tributes quickly flooded social media following the death of Stephen Sondheim as performers and writers alike saluted a giant of the theater:
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, groundbreaking composer who won 6 Tony awards and reshaped musicals, dies at 91, according to report.
NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up in Chicago, Broadway star Brittney Mack faithfully watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV after fulfilling her own parade duties. Now she's getting ready to bundle up, hit the streets of Manhattan and be part of the big one for the first time.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising stage star Emilie Kouatchou came close to quitting musical theater during the pandemic shutdown, worried about the future. She stuck with it and has now made Broadway history.
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Crystal is not ready to say goodbye to “Mr. Saturday Night.”
Composer Stephen Schwartz wasn’t sure how audiences would respond to “Wicked” before its first preview.
If people in your town start the day by singing and settle problems with dance-offs, you just might be in “Schmigadoon!”