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The 10 Greatest Broadway Musicals of Hal Prince’s Influential Career, Ranked

A list of the best shows that the legendary director-producer worked on can seem like a list of the best shows, period. That’s how influential he is.
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge on Sea Wall in the Summertime

The actors in dialogue about taking their conjoined monologues to Broadway.
  1. musicals
    Soul Train Musical Hoping to Pull Into Broadway in 2021With executive producer Questlove at the throttle.
  2. theater review
    Theater Review: The Unreal Land of Make BelieveBess Wohl’s play about childhood and its ripple effects.
  3. casting
    Broadway-Bound Gay Play The Inheritance Has a Broadway Cast, Now With Lois SmithSmith replaces Vanessa Redgrave who performed the role in London.
  4. broadway
    Princess Diana, Percy Jackson Musicals Head to Broadway As So Much Else ClosesBoth will play the Longacre Theater this season.
  5. theater
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  6. theater review
    Theater Review: A Coriolanus Amid the WreckageAfter the apocalypse in Central Park.
  7. broadway
    Six, the Musical Where Henry VIII’s Wives Are Pop Stars, Is Coming to BroadwayDivorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived!
  8. theater
    Rock and Roll, But Make It Theater: The Almost Famous Musical Has a CastWritten by Cameron Crowe.
  9. appreciations
    Frank Rich: Hal Prince Directed the Greatest Musical Production I Ever SawAnd, Frank Rich recalls, there was a lot more greatness where that came from.
  10. vulture lists
    The 10 Greatest Broadway Musicals of Hal Prince’s Influential Career, RankedA list of the best shows that the legendary director-producer worked on can seem like a list of the best shows, period. That’s how influential he is.
  11. broadway
    Hal Prince, Legendary Broadway Producer and Director, Dead at 91He won 21 Tony Awards, the most of any individual.
  12. theater
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  13. chat room
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  14. party report
    Kate Mulgrew Calls Faye Dunaway Broadway Firing a ‘Sadness All the Way Around’Mulgrew performed the role back in 2002.
  15. music
    The Black Clown Plays to the Crowd in the Best Possible WaysA controlled explosion of joy and rage that meets desires audiences didn’t even know they had.
  16. theater review
    Theater Review: Moulin Rouge! Is Broadway’s Biggest Karaoke Night“It commits single-mindedly to stuffing in as many additional hit tracks as possible.”
  17. theater
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  18. theater
    Faye Dunaway Dropped From Play Tea at Five, Which Was Bound for BroadwayThe producers plan to cast another actress for a run on the West End.
  19. off broadway
    Jonathan Groff Is Leading an Off Broadway Little Shop of Horrors RevivalPerformances start September 17.
  20. burning qs
    So, What Is Cats About?We’re glad you asked.
  21. theater review
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  22. theater
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Play Fleabag Is Coming to a Cinema Near YouCourtesy of National Theatre Live.
  23. theater
    Paul McCartney Is Writing an It’s a Wonderful Life Musical“This could be interesting and fun.”
  24. musicals
    Andrew Lloyd Webber Says His Cinderella Musical Is Coming to BroadwayThe musical will have a Cinderella who’s a “modern, feisty girl.”
  25. casting
    Serious Theater Actors Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac Are Doing Three SistersDirected by Sam Gold.
  26. closing notices
    Waitress Will Close Up Shop After 4 Years on BroadwayThe show’s last performance will be January 5.
  27. theater review
    Theater Review: The Rolling Stone Goes for Big Feelings Over RigorIntensity of emotion can’t quite mask the weaknesses.
  28. broadway transfers
    Off Broadway Sensation Slave Play Will Transfer to BroadwayJeremy O. Harris’s provocative show moves uptown.
  29. broadway
    The Other West Side Story, the One Coming to Broadway, Has Announced Its CastYou’re on, Spielberg!
  30. roll clip!
    Gary Busey Is God and He Has Some New Commandments for YouAlways look out for invisible animals.
  31. obits
    Martin Charnin, Tony-Winning Creator and Lyricist of Annie, Dead at 84Charnin began his lengthy theatrical career on the stage, starring as a Jet in the original 1957 production of West Side Story.
  32. plagiarism
    Idris Elba Denies ‘Offensive and Troubling’ Claims of Plagiarism Over Play TreeSarah Henley and Tori Allen-Martin allege their contributions remain unacknowledged despite working on the production for four years.
  33. theater reviews
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  34. theater
    Baz Luhrmann and Alex Timbers on Taking Moulin Rouge! From Screen to Stage“Normally such a strong reinterpretation of the work you’ve done happens after you’re dead.”
  35. party report
    Inside the Birthday Party for Broadway’s Most Acclaimed GeeseThe Ferryman celebrated its Peggy and Gertie.
  36. closings
    King Kong and The Cher Show Are Closing on BroadwayThat’s the sound of a thousand vacation itineraries imploding.
  37. netflix
    Update: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman in Ryan Murphy’s All Famous Person The PromWith Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, and … James Corden?
  38. gallery
    The Look Book Goes to a Little Tina Turner AuditionDozens of 8-to-12-year-old actresses lined up for the opportunity to play a young incarnation of the star in Broadway’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
  39. theater
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Annette Bening Among Stars Bringing You Mueller Report PlayWatch The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts online, which is probably better than reading the whole thing yourself.
  40. theater
    Here’s Who Will Be in the Cast of the New Hercules Musical at Central ParkThe Gospel truth.
  41. movies
    Netflix Gets Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tick, Tick … Boom!, Maybe With Andrew GarfieldAfter a pretty hot bidding war.
  42. broadway
    Bob Dylan Musical Girl From the North Country Is Coming to BroadwayTell your dad!
  43. theater review
    Theater Review: The Influence of Anxiety in A Strange LoopMichael R. Jackson’s new musical is inspired, in part, by the experience of sharing the name of a very famous person.
  44. casting
    Debra Messing Will Age From 17 to 101 in a Broadway Play Next SpringWill there be scarves?
  45. broadway
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stopped by Broadway’s What the Constitution Means to MeEven better, the Heidi Schreck play features audio of Ginsburg delivering one of her most famous quotes.
  46. theater review
    Theater Review: The Secret Life of Bees Becomes Its Platonic SelfSue Monk Kidd’s novel becomes a musical, beautifully.
  47. casting
    Looks Like Ed Harris Will Be Broadway’s Next Atticus Finch in TKAMAccording to a report from the Times.
  48. theater review
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  49. gallery
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  50. 2019 tony awards
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