• Broadway Takes $29M As Fall Creeps In; ‘Slave Play', Mary-Louise Parker, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hip Hop Improv Arrive

    27 days ago - By Deadline

    A raft of newcomers and previewers on Broadway's box office roster kept the industry tally afloat last week, with a total of 29 productions reporting a combined weekly gross of $29,092,571. That's a 12% jump over the previous week, with total attendance rising a commensurate 13% to 253,685. The figure loses a bit of sparkle,...
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  • Rihanna Criticized for Texting During Slave Play on Broadway as Playwright Defends Her

    27 days ago - By Celebrity Babies

    Rihanna is facing heat for texting during the Broadway showing of Slave Play over the weekend.
    The singer, 31, enjoyed watching the popular play by Jeremy O. Harris but received criticism from those in the audience who witnessed her texting.
    Harris, 30, cleared the air and defended Rihanna on Twitter when fans took issue with it, also revealing the “Diamonds” singer had texted him in advance to let him know she was running late to the show.
    “Two things I learned today about the Type of theatre maker I am: When my idol texts that she's running late. I hold the curtain for her,” O. Harris...
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