Bigger, bolder, higher: Vancouver’s push for density has builders rejigging their plans

Rendering of the original Raphael building.Cape Group When Vancouver developer Zack Ross heard that the Broadway Plan had been approved, he immediately ordered all work stopped at the site of a 95-unit apartment building on East 2nd Avenue, in the False Creek Flats area. Instead of a five-storey building, Mr. Ross now had the potential … Read more

‘Phantom of the Opera’ sales explode after shock closing announcement

To quote Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita,” “and the money kept rolling in!” After The Post first reported on Friday that the composer’s “The Phantom of the Opera” would close on Broadway this winter after 35 years, the show took in $2 million in ticket sales by 8 pm, producer Cameron Mackintosh told The Post. “The … Read more

Broadway’s longest running show, ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ closing in 2023

NEW YORK (WABC) — “Phantom of the Opera,” Broadway’s longest-running show and an icon of New York City theater, will close early next year. The show announced Friday it will commemorate its 35th anniversary Jan. 26, and then stage its final performance on Broadway on Feb. 18. Mayor Eric Adams attended the show earlier this … Read more

Vancouver social housing complex residents face demo-viction over redevelopment plan

Linsea O’Shea sits outside her home where she is facing demo-viction at the three-storey Alma Blackwell housing project in Vancouver on Sept. 4.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail Linsea O’Shea has lived in a highly affordable three-bedroom rental unit on the east side of Vancouver for almost 20 years. The single mother raised her three kids … Read more

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ coming to Toronto

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the hit mega-musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is slated to play Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theater for a two-month holiday residence. It’s being called a “test run” for a possible Broadway bow, the Star has learned. The musical is another in the British Invasion of theater … Read more

Lawyers handling unauthorized ‘Hamilton’ in Texas

Lin-Manuel Miranda says he knows about a bizarre, unauthorized staging of his megahit musical “Hamilton” that took place at a Texas church — and it’s up to the lawyers to handle it. “Grateful to all of you who reached out about this illegal, unauthorized production,” Miranda tweeted. “Now lawyers do their work.” The staging of … Read more

‘Devil Wears Prada’ musical is a haute mess

CHICAGO — “You’ve got no style or sense of fashion,” viciously observes the fictional magazine editor Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada.” She’s dressing down her dowdy prospective new assistant, Andy, but that same harsh criticism should be lobbed at the bargain-bin new musical adaptation of the film and Lauren Weisberger’s novel that opened … Read more

Max Martin’s ‘& Juliet’ brings out the stars opening night

Wherefore art thou Romeo? Good question. But if you wanted to know where he was on July 7, you just needed to go to King Street West, where the Broadway-bound production of the smash musical “& Juliet” opened at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Fittingly, for a show featuring music by Swedish hitmaker Max Martin, … Read more

Let’s Not Celebrate Lea Michele Terrorizing Her Way to the Top With ‘Funny Girl’

The messy ouster of Beanie Feldstein from Broadway’s Funny Girl revival—and the rather cursed decision to replace her with Glee star Lea Michele—has been the story on everyone’s lips and keyboards for the past week, and will certainly be resuscitated once Michele makes her debut as Fanny Brice in September. It’s shocking and often satisfying … Read more