<![CDATA[NBC New York - The Scene]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usTue, 31 May 2016 14:30:25 -0400Tue, 31 May 2016 14:30:25 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Broadway Cuts 'American Psycho' ]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 02:29:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BenWalkerAmericanPsychoMusical.jpg
The musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's classic novel will close on June 5.

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<![CDATA[Singer Leona Lewis to Play Grizabella in 'Cats']]> Thu, 26 May 2016 23:58:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-505145836.jpg
"Bleeding Love" singer Leona Lewis will make her Broadway debut in the revival.

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<![CDATA['Dear Evan Hansen' Transferring to Broadway]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 00:39:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/EvanHansenBroadway.jpg
The acclaimed new original musical is heading for the big stage.

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<![CDATA['Spring Awakening' Crowd-Funding Its Tony Award Performance]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 21:43:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SpringMain.jpg
The now-closed revival has launched a Kickstarter to make it to Broadway's biggest night.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Review: Cirque du Soleil's Formulaic 'Paramour']]> Wed, 25 May 2016 17:14:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ParamourMain.jpg
The company's first original production for Broadway combines a familiar love triangle set-up with a series of eye-popping athletic sequences.

Photo Credit: Richard Termine]]>
<![CDATA['Tuck' Won't Be Everlasting]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 01:20:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TuckMain.jpg
The new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved novel of the same name will play its final performance this Sunday.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus ]]>
<![CDATA[Review: Nick Payne's Mechanical 'Incognito']]> Tue, 24 May 2016 22:00:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/IncognitoMain.jpg
Even with a cameo by Albert Einstein's pickled hippocampus, the writer's latest American premiere—a drama about memory and identity—is missing a sense of wonder.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Nathan's Famous Celebrates 100 Years in Coney Island]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 14:51:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/187*120/526115294.jpg
The Original Nathan's hot dog stand was opened in 1916. 100 years later the famous hot dog establishment lives and thrives!

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<![CDATA['Chewbacca Mom' Breaks Facebook Live Record]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 10:55:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/chewbacca-mom.jpg
Candace Payne donned a Chewbacca mask in her car while the Internet gaped. Within hours, it rose to become the most viewed Facebook Live video of all time, with more than 105 million views as of Saturday...

Photo Credit: Candace Payne
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<![CDATA[The Public Theater's New Season Brings Big Stars]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 18:45:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PublicTheatre2016.jpg
Rachel Weisz, Corey Stoll, Nia Vardalos, John Leguizamo and Harvey Fierstein are just some of the big names coming to Public Theater,

Photo Credit: Stuart C. Wilson | Pascal Le Segretain | Dimitrios Kambouris | Nicholas Hunt]]>
<![CDATA[Review: Tim Daly Explores 'The Ruins of Civilization']]> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:16:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/RuinsMain.jpg
The four characters in Penelope Skinner's new drama try to balance compassion with the need for self-preservation. Relatable and scary. A glimpse of things to come?

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Sutton Foster to Lead 'Sweet Charity' Revival ]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:13:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524220026.jpg
The New Group's 2016-2017 season also features Maura Tierney and Zosia Mamet.

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Debuts Empower Mint]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 11:50:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/238*120/BenJerrysMint1.gif
Ben & Jerry's wants you to know that democracy is in your hands and the Vermont-based company has launched a new flavor of creamy, chunky goodness churned for the cause. Empower Mint was introduced in...

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<![CDATA[David Hyde Pierce Joins 'Hello, Dolly!' Revival ]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 17:49:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-517315968.jpg
The four-time Emmy winner returns to the stage alongside Bette Midler in Jerry Herman's classic musical.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris]]>
<![CDATA[Matthew Perry Sets NYC Stage Debut]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 22:50:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471473150.jpg
The "Friends" star will be there for you as part of MCC Theater's 30th anniversary season.

Photo Credit: Angela Weiss]]>
<![CDATA[Audra McDonald Expecting; Will Exit "Suffle Along"]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 17:23:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-450316332.jpg
Grammy winning folk artist Rhiannon Giddens will step into her role in her absence.

Photo Credit: Bennett Raglin]]>
<![CDATA[Gillian Anderson Chooses Brooklyn Over Broadway]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 18:34:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/gillian+anderson+streetcar.jpg
Gillian Anderson, who has starred in "The X-Files", countless plays here and abroad, and dozens of movies, told News 4's Gus Rosendale why she is delighted to perform "A Streetcar Named Desire" at St.]]>
<![CDATA[Budget-Friendly Gifts for Mom]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 17:23:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520997194.jpg
Buying a Mother's Day gift doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. This year, show mom you care with these fun and affordable gifts.

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<![CDATA[19 A-List Actors Overlooked for 2016 Tony Nominations]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 18:07:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ColorPurpleMain.jpg
These celebrity names topped the marquees, but bottomed-out on Tony nomination day.

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy]]>
<![CDATA[6 Best Buys for Mother's Day]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 08:27:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-129308937.jpg
It's time to honor that special woman in your life. Mother's Day is approaching, and whether you are buying for your mother, your wife, or both, consider some inexpensive alternatives or ways to save money...

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<![CDATA['Hamilton' Leads Tony Nominations, Sets Record With 16 Nods]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 11:39:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Hamilton-GettyImages-510499088.jpg
"Hamilton," the megahit musical about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, made history yet again Tuesday, earning a record 16 Tony nominations including honors for Best Musical and three personal...

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<![CDATA[Barbie Unveils Misty Copeland Doll]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 17:41:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MistyCopelandBarbie_3_361778.jpg
Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, now has her very own Barbie doll. The doll is a part of the Barbie "Sheroes" program, which creates dolls in the likeness...

Photo Credit: Diane Bondareff
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<![CDATA[How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:22:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471857186.jpg
Year after year, there is a flurry of excitement leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with an endless series of parties and celebrations. It is the one American race that inspires the spectacle and pageantry of...

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<![CDATA[Review: Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois in Stylized 'Streetcar']]> Wed, 04 May 2016 17:48:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/StreetcarMain.jpg
Modernized Tennessee Williams drama, on a turntable set, immerses audiences in the action. Gillian Anderson as we've never seen her before.

Photo Credit: Teddy Wolff]]>
<![CDATA[Review: 'Dear Evan Hansen' Hits Letter-Perfect Notes]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 18:19:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/EvanHansenMain.jpg
A teen seizes upon the suicide of a classmate as a means of feeling connected to the world. Still-keen teen observer Michael Greif draws a textured performance from sympathetic lead Ben Platt ("Pitch Perfect").

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy]]>
<![CDATA[‘Shuffle Along’ Deemed New Musical]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:49:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/194*120/McDonald+0773.jpg
The Tony Awards Administration Committee met April 29 to determine final eligibility rulings for the 2016 Tony Awards.

Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes]]>
<![CDATA[Review: Top Talent Returns 'Shuffle Along' to the Spotlight]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:48:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ShuffleMain.jpg
A new story about the making of the groundbreaking 1921 musical is moving, in fits and starts. Savion Glover choreographs, and George C. Wolfe assembles an enviable cast—including Audra!

Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes]]>
<![CDATA[Review: Lange, Byrne in First-Rate 'Journey']]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:49:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/JourneyMain.jpg
The Tyrone family excels at denial, but hard truths loom like incoming fog in an elegant and traditional staging of O'Neill's classic. Jessica Lange, in particular, loses herself in Mary Tyrone in a way...

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Watch Stevie Nicks Surprise Audience at 'School of Rock']]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:12:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524745318.jpg
The show's young rock band backed the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer for a performance of "Rhiannon."

Photo Credit: Matthew Eisman
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<![CDATA[Review: Sweet-Tempered 'Tuck Everlasting']]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:57:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TuckMain.jpg
Winnie Foster discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family and embarks on an adventure that changes her life. A showy, sometimes-sophisticated take on a childhood favorite.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Review: Ferguson Strays Off the Reservation in Riotous 'Fully Committed']]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:12:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/FullyCommittedMain.jpg
The star of TV's "Modern Family" returns to Broadway, playing some 40 characters in the delectable one-man comedy "Fully Committed." Have no reservations—Ferguson's in top form.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Review: Jessie Mueller in Sweet as Pie 'Waitress']]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:45:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WaitressMain.jpg
Jessie Mueller's Jenna is an expert pie-maker dreaming her way out of a loveless marriage, in a musical based on Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film. Songs are by first-time composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles. You'll want

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Cracker Jack Replacing Toy Prize With Digital Codes for Mobile Games]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:02:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Cracker+Jacks+Prize.jpg
It's the end of era. The iconic prize found in a bag of Cracker Jacks will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games, the company announced Thursday. Cracker Jack, which is owned...

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<![CDATA[Review: 'American Psycho' Loses Something in the Execution]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:03:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PsychoMain.jpg
Benjamin Walker has rage and soullessness as the maybe-murderous banker created by Bret Easton Ellis. But Duncan Sheik's overwrought techno score and a workaday book adaptation have stripped any real feelings of...

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel]]>
<![CDATA[‘Matilda’ Saying Goodbye to Broadway]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:22:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MatildaClosing.jpg
The musical based on the beloved Roald Dahl story will close this January.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Review: Frank Langella in 'The Father']]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:04:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TheFatherMain.jpg
The three-time Tony winner brings trademark versatility to a dementia-themed drama by French playwright Florian Zeller. A rare glimpse of what mental deterioration must be like, from a patient's view.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Big Changes Ahead for 'Hamilton' Lotto]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:14:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HamiltonLotto.jpg
The $10 ticket lottery to Broadway's smash hit "Hamilton" is returning to the Richard Rodgers Theatre — for one day a week.

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<![CDATA[Manhattan, Chicago Are Priciest Places to Wed: Survey]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:10:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/wedding-dress.jpg
Manhattan and Chicago are the two most expensive places to get married in the United States, but the affair will likely cost a pretty penny no matter the location, according to a new survey.

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<![CDATA[Diane Lane Revisiting ‘Cherry Orchard’]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:44:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-516740680.jpg
Oscar nominee Diane Lane made her Broadway debut as a child actress, in the 1977 production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.” Now, the “Unfaithful” and "Batman v Superman: Dan of Justice" star will...

Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder]]>
<![CDATA[Review: This 'Crucible' Has an Otherworldly Edge]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:06:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CrucibleMain.jpg
Belgian director Ivo van Hove continues his busy season with a surprisingly pliant interpretation of Arthur Miller's 1953 tale of the Salem witch trials. Outstanding performances, but without the snowballing...

Photo Credit: Jan Versweyveld]]>
<![CDATA[‘Falsettos’ Returns with A-List Broadway Cast]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:51:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/212*120/FalsettosCast.png
Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block will lead the revival.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris | Ilya S. Savenok | Dimitrios Kambouris]]>
<![CDATA[Burger King Releases 'Angriest Whopper' Yet]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 21:44:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Angriest+Whopper.jpg
How hot can you handle?

Burger King diners can now test their limits with the launch of the company's Angriest Whopper which has hot sauced baked right into the red colored bun.

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<![CDATA[Sean Hayes Bringing 'An Act of God' Back]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:55:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Sean+Hayes+as+God+in+An+Act+of+God.jpg
The 90-minute comedy will return to Broadway this spring, for a 14-week limited engagement.

Photo Credit: Jim Cox]]>