Two bits of Broadway news this morning:
First, The Tony Awards will be held at the Beacon Theater next spring, instead of Radio City Music Hall. Radio City is booked. The Tonys have moved to the Beacon in the past, and it’s a little intimate and fun. They could have the show now as we already know two of the winners: “Hamilton” will win Best Musical and most of the musical acting awards, plus score. And “A View from the Bridge” is headed to Best Revival of a Play.
Second: Harvey Weinstein is bringing in “Singin’ in the Rain” from its hit run in Paris. An acclaimed version of Stanley Donen’s classic movie musical is playing now to sold out audiences at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Weinstein Live and the Chatelet will produce on Broadway; it’s unclear if they’ll make this Tony season, or wait until next fall. In any case, I’m sure it will be featured on the Tonys. Quite a coup, in any case.
Al Pacino in David Mamet’s “China Doll” still doing amazing business, 95% tickets were sold last week. They had a private opening and party this past week, even though the “official” opening is now December 4th. I love Al Pacino (who doesn’t?) so hoping by the 4th all will be swell.