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Broadway Revivals

'Black Bottom' Brings Audience to Their Feet

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 05.09.2015 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

The superlative performances in The Actors' Group production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom were so convincing during opening weekend that when Ma Rainey halted the recording session to demand Coca-Cola from her white producer, a theatergoer left his audience seat to hand her his personal soda can.

The Broadway Scorecard: Two Decades of Drama

Howard Sherman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

So what is the scorecard of play production, both commercial and not-for-profit on Broadway over these last 20 years? Three hundred and ninety-seven productions by 228 playwrights, with more than a quarter of the plays produced written by the 17 men listed above.

Are Revivals Inhibiting New Broadway Musicals?

Howard Sherman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Howard Sherman

With an average of only nine new musicals a year, and of course fewer which succeed, the pool of musicals worthy of being revived is growing awfully slowly.

Return Of A Legend You Might Not Know You Know

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- This spring, Tim Rice will have written the lyrics to three shows on Broadway. Ho, hum....

Three Revivals

Howard Kissel | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

In a culture like ours, which is so oriented toward the new, revivals remind us not just of the tastes and standards of the past but also of the style of theater of another time.