Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Broadway: “Singin’ in the Rain” Arrives in 2016; Tony Awards Find a New Home

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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.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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