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US theatre

Mentioned in passing at the end of this column last week was the opening of The Prince of Egypt, a new stage musical based...

For reasons entirely unknown to me, Broadway theatre audiences began, some time ago, queuing up outside theatres some 45 minutes or more before showtime. Since...

I’ve been hearing about the divergence of popular music and the Broadway musical for my entire life. Born in the ‘60s and an avid theatregoer...

Broadway is soon to send us Hamilton, which – after delays to the official opening – is now going to be not just the...

The most intriguing news in New York theatre last week was not about what was happening, but what is not. Two new culture venues...

Earlier today, I received an invitation to an Off-Broadway show called Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical – The Unauthorized Parody. While I appreciate...

Let’s say the average Broadway show spends $100,000 every week – a general figure, though, in the neighbourhood of accuracy – on marketing and...

This summer has proved to be stranger than usual Broadway. On the one hand, from a roster of 31 shows that were playing the...

Whenever several artistic leadership positions open at once in US theatre, it fires the starting gun on a variation of the children’s game of...
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