The travails of regional theater make rich meta-entertainments, as Christopher Guest & Co. have ably demonstrated.
So how about a New York theater group doing a play about Texans doing a play about New York “bohemians”?
New York Theater Barn’s project, titled “Speargrove Presents,” is described by a company Read More
The Real Estate Group of New York has released its latest batch of Manhattan market statistics: rents have seen a slight increase, it seems, but so have vacancies. The mean rent for a non-doorman one-bedroom is now $2,595.
“The Manhattan rental market continues its slow return to normality,” summarizes TREGNY.
“Normality” being Read More
All the old Rent fogies are coming out of the Hollywood woodwork before the musical closes on Sept. 7. Gwen Stewart, who created several roles for the original Rent in the mid-90s, will play those characters again in tonight’s performance (July 21). Ms. Stewart, who introduced the solo vocals on the theme track from the Read More
Don’t expect those at the New York Theatre Workshop to see the humor in this sad coincidence: they’re going to have a hard time paying rent because the Broadway run of Rent closed down. The workshop, a 25-year-old East Village mainstay in Off-Broadway theater, is cutting down its budget from $4.5 million to $3.5 million, Read More
Rent stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp will reprise their original Broadway (and film) roles in a 2009 national tour of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Jonathan Larson musical, which will begin in January, according to Playbill. Rent is due to end its 11-year run on June 1 at the Nederlander Theatre. Read More
After a year of dismal ticket sales, Rent is due to close on June 1. (We’ll have to settle for Spring Awakening.) The show has been staged for 12 years at the Nederlander theater, the seventh-longest running show in Rialto history.
Directed by Michael Greif, Jonathan Larson’s loose adaptation of Read More