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Bryan Cranston is mad as hell in Network on Broadway: EW review

When Paddy Chayefsky and Sidney Lumet’s Network hit movie theaters in November 1976, it zapped audiences like a lightning bolt of fire and brimstone. They also howled with laughter… probably because back then they still could. The film was “mad as hell”, no doubt about it. But it was also so outlandish and wildly exaggerated as…

The Cher Show brings an icon and her hits to Broadway: EW review

We gave it a B If you grew up on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour in the mid-’70s you probably also remember a high-rotation television ad for a show that leapt from Broadway to the rest of the country, promising in its tagline: “Not the Beatles, but an incredible simulation.” It is not coincidental…

Kerry Washington on her intense, timely new Broadway role

After finishing her incredible run as Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington was looking to take a break. But then American Son — the breathtaking Broadway drama in which she now stars as a distressed mother — changed those plans. “I wasn’t really looking to do theater,” she told EW recently. “I did a play on Broadway about…

How the Rent live cast compares to the original Broadway production

Daphne Rubin-Vega/Tinashe as Mimi Marquez Mimi is an HIV-positive dancer who needs help lighting her candle from her neighbor, Roger. Suffice it to say, sparks fly. Joan Marcus; Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

A bunch of videos of Kelly Clarkson singing Broadway songs

This has been quite a year for musicians who like other musicians. Cher is coming off the hot success of her biggest album in decades, an all-ABBA cover record full of urgent tracks that sound like the last song you hear before a dancefloor self-destructs at midnight. Rami Malek’s doing Queen for Bohemian Rhapsody, Willie…

Tina Turner musical coming to Broadway in fall 2019

Tina Turner is heading to Broadway — kinda! On Wednesday, Stage Entertainment announced that Tina, a musical based on the life of the legendary singer, will premiere on Broadway in the fall of 2019. The musical received its world premiere on the West End stage in London back in April where it has continued to play…

Annette Bening and Tracy Letts to star in All My Sons on Broadway

A pair of award-winning heavyweights are set to lead a new Broadway revival of All My Sons. Annette Bening and Tracy Letts will costar in a Roundabout Theatre production of the Arthur Miller classic, EW has confirmed, to begin performances next spring. All My Sons is considered the late Miller’s breakout play, a dramatic post-World War II family…

Why Keri Russell could never star in Waitress on Broadway

Keri Russell may be heading to the Great White Way early next year but it won’t be to appear in the stage adaptation of Waitress. The musical, which is based on her beloved 2007 indie, has enjoyed a successful Broadway run since opening in 2016, but Russell is adamant she doesn’t have the vocal range…

Pretty Woman: The Musical brings the hit film to Broadway: EW review

We gave it a B- Can a big, new Broadway show be both a sure thing and a preordained disappointment at the same time? That’s the challenge that Pretty Woman: The Musical faces. In an age characterized, for better or worse, by splashy productions adapted from hit movies (see Mean Girls, Sister Act, School of…

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On March 30, 2016, members of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) sailed into Tripoli in an effort to unite rival factions and bring stability to the war-torn country. In order to establish its authority, the GNA sought the support of a handful of militias already active in the city. The gradual rise of…

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