7 items from 2014
New York — Despite landing seven Tony Award nominations including best musical and generating some of the best reviews of the 2013-14 season, the Jazz Age revue After Midnight will close early on June 29, scrapping plans for two starry special guest vocalist engagements scheduled for later in the summer. Lead producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis confirmed the news on Saturday. The show began previews on Oct. 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, officially opening to ecstatic reviews on Nov. 3. It landed on the top-10 2013 New York theater lists of a number of publications, including The Hollywood Reporter.
- David Rooney
New York -- On Sunday night Scott Sanders will be at Radio City Music Hall attending the Tony Awards as the lead producer of the best musical nominee After Midnight. It would be a special night for Sanders if that was all there was to his story, but there's more: 35 years ago, in another lifetime, before he became one of the more respected figures on the Great White Way, he helped to save the venue in which his show -- an $8 million jazz revue -- will now open "the Super Bowl of Broadway," as he calls it, and possibly even take
- Scott Feinberg
New York (AP) — It was a brutal Tuesday morning for some A-list stars on Broadway. Snubbed for Tony Award nominations were Denzel Washington, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Williams, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Billy Crudup, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. Daniel Radcliffe struck out for his third consecutive Broadway show. Neil Patrick Harris, who won a nomination for his brilliant performance in the punk-rock show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," said he was surprised by the final list. But he's been a Tony host and knows from experience the process is often rough. "Having been the host in previous years, it's always interesting and surprising," he said. "It's a small group of people that nominate and you're never quite sure what they're responding to. That being said, it does get to showcase the talents of people who often don't get their moment in the spotlight." One of the »
- Mark Kennedy (AP)
Oprah Winfrey has trod the Broadway boards before - only strictly behind the scenes, as a major investor in the not-quite-successful production of the 2005 musical The Color Purple. But now the media mogul, who helped bid a fond farewell to Jay Leno Thursday night, may actually appear in the flesh before New York theater audiences during the 2015-16 season. The vehicle, reports The New York Times, is likely to be a revival of Marsha Norman's somber 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'night, Mother. The two-character drama, about a mother's last-ditch attempt to prevent her daughter from committing suicide, originally starred Kathy Bates as the daughter, »
- Stephen M. Silverman
London, Feb 7: Oprah Winfrey is set to make her Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Night Mother', it has been revealed.
Scott Sanders, who is among the producers, said that the 60-year-old talk show host has had a longstanding desire to act on Broadway, the Mirror reported.
Sanders said that she knows how unique and challenging it is to perform live on stage as an actress, adding that the both of them have been looking at a number of plays and roles in order to find material and a character that truly resonate with her.
Broadway veteran George C. Wolfe is said to direct the production, which. »
- Meeta Kabra
Fresh off a well-reviewed turn in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey is in talks to make her Broadway debut in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “’Night, Mother,” the New York Times reports. A representative for Winfrey did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Broadway veteran George C. Wolfe is expected to direct the production, which will star fellow Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as a mother desperate to prevent her daughter from killing herself. Also Read: Oprah Winfrey Joins Brad Pitt as Producer of Mlk Drama ‘Selma’ Scott Sanders is among the producers, who are reportedly aiming for the. »
- Jeff Sneider
Oprah Winfrey may be coming to Broadway. The media mogul is in talks to star opposite Tony-winner Audra McDonald in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'night, Mother, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The role would be her first in a Broadway production. Tony winner George C. Wolfe, who recently directed Tom Hanks in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, would direct the production, which is being eyed for the 2015-16 Broadway season. The play is being produced by Scott Sanders, according to The New York Times, which previously reported Winfrey was in talks for the role. Photos:
- THR Staff
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