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Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cabaret,” “Company” and “Sweeney Todd” and …

UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019

From Spokane to Hades: For Spokane-born Patrick Page, a trip to ‘Hadestown’ is worth the journey

The Tony-nominated actor grew up wanting to be just like his dad, Robert, who taught drama at the former Holy Names College and Eastern Washington State College.

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Spokane-born Patrick Page earns a Tony nomination for ‘Hadestown’

The new musical, a retelling of the Greek story of Orpheus and Eurydice, leads all shows with 14 nominations, including four acting nods.

Further Review: On Broadway

Spokane is about 3,000 miles away from Broadway, the world-renowned theater district in the heart of Manhattan. But that hasn’t meant that local performers have found steady work and success …

It’s showtime! Sophia Anne Caruso brings ‘Beetlejuice’ to Broadway

As a child in Spokane, Sophia Anne Caruso dreamed of being a leading lady in a Broadway musical. Now 17, and with “Beetlejuice” set to open this week, her dream …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Civic’s ‘Broadway, Beat by Beat’ is for the performers, by the performers

“Broadway, Beat by Beat” will be performed Friday through Sunday on the Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage.

Historians irked by musical ‘Hamilton’ escalate their duel

Ever since the historical musical “Hamilton” began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has noticeably withheld its applause – historians. Many academics argue the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the …

Kingly beginnings: Many well-known actors have found a home in the Pride Lands

After more than 21 years on Broadway, three U.S. national tours, long runs in London, Hamburg, Tokyo and Madrid, and an international touring company, there have been a lot of …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

Effervescent ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing mourned

Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol Channing, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy star who delighted American …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Hamilton’s star reprising role in Puerto Rico to raise funds

Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists …

‘The Notebook’ is Broadway-bound with musical adaptation

Ladies and gentlemen, start your weeping. “The Notebook,” Nicholas Sparks’ beloved romance novel, is getting a Broadway adaptation, with music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Megyn Kelly’s predecessors on ‘Today’ get together at Broadway show

Hours before NBC News gave Megyn Kelly’s morning show the ax, her “Today” show predecessors Tamron Hall and Al Roker reunited Thursday night.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Broadway performers plan protest outside the White House

Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals plan to serenade President Donald Trump on Monday – but from outside the White House in protest.

Michael Jackson musical to hit Broadway in 2020

A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking its way to Broadway.

Broadway star, 5-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell dies at 61

Maxwell made her Broadway debut as an understudy in the 1989 production of the musical “City of Angels.”

Box office records made as Broadway says goodbye to 2017

The year on Broadway has come to a very sparkly end for theater producers as many shows recorded their most profitable weeks ever despite theater-goers facing bitter cold and some …

‘Monk’ star Tony Shalhoub returns to Broadway in ‘irresistible’ musical

Finding his voice for each character, whether it’s the Italian-flavored “The Big Night,” or a space alien in “Men in Black,” is one of the first things Tony Shaloub works …

Who’s who of celebrities attend Springsteen show premiere

Springsteen performs 15 songs during the show but also tells stories about growing up. Tickets for the sold-out show, which runs through early February, are reselling for more than $1,000.

Bruce Springsteen plans a series of Broadway fall concerts

Springsteen becomes the latest and biggest artist in years to book a Broadway concert, a list that includes Il Divo, Barry Manilow, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and The …

UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017

Michael Moore to take on Trump on Broadway this summer

The Academy Award-winning director of “Bowling for Columbine” will perform the one-man show “The Terms of My Surrender” at the Belasco Theatre starting July 28 for 12 weeks.

Stage version of ‘Frozen’ musical casts 2 Broadway veterans

Anna and Elsa will be played by Patti Murin and Cassie Levy. Levy has starred on Broadway in “Ghost,” “Wicked” and the 2014 revival of “Les Miserables,” while Murin starred …

“Come From Away” gets warm welcome on Broadway

“Come From Away” is based on the real-life story of how the tiny Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, took in and comforted thousands of stranded air passengers on 9/11, when …

‘You’ll Be Back’ – Brian d’Arcy James returns to ‘Hamilton’

The first King George III from “Hamilton” is ready to put on his crown again.

Sara Bareilles to soon star in her Broadway show ‘Waitress’

The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson. She’ll be in the show for 10 …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

With ‘love and joy,’ Jake Gyllenhaal opens Broadway theater

Broadway welcomed a new theater Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Jake Gyllenhaal.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017

Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week’s presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event’s already low celebrity …

Veteran Broadway actor George S. Irving dies

Actor George S. Irving, who won a Tony Award starring with Debbie Reynolds in the musical “Irene” and appeared in the original Broadway production of “Oklahoma,” died Monday at age …

‘Hamilton’ actor says statement to Pence is ‘nothing to apologize for’

If Donald Trump is waiting for an apology from the cast of “Hamilton,” he will have to continue to wait.

‘Hamilton’ member gives Pence earful; Trump: ‘Apologize!’

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the “Hamilton” cast member who gave Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality.