Karen Carter writes Broadway reviews and articles with a speciality in avant-garde plays and off-broadway productions. Her writing has appeared in a number of online media environs that includes playbill.com, BroadwayWorld.com and TheaterMania.com. Her articles have also appeared in various newspapers and magazines including "Backstage" and "The Village Voice" (back in the heady days when the paper was still actually printed). Ms Carter graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature with a particular focus on writing for TV screenplays. Her Broadway articles focus on balancing the informative with the critical perspective. With her TV screenplay work now long behind her, Ms Carter primarily writes for Broadway but will often venture out to retest her writing skills in an altogether new subject matter.
News Story Archive for Karen Carter
Mobile Phone Use at Broadway Theatres Change With The Introduction of Yondr Cases
Jul 19, 2019
Mobile phone use by New York City audiences at Broadway Theatres change as artists demand more controls on their use at live performances and Yondr cases become mor...
Broadway Fills In The Summer Scheduling Gap With Dave Chappelle + Other Acts
Jun 26, 2019
Broadways' Lunt Fontanne Theatre in NYC fills in the scheduling gap during Summer 2019 with Dave Chappelle Performances & Others
2019 Tony Nominations - How Many Each Show Received
Apr 30, 2019
How many Tony Award nominations each production received for the 2018-2019 Broadway season.
Lauded Revival of “Angels in America” Closes
Jul 14, 2018
Angels in America closes at the end of this week on July 15, 2018 after earning 11 Tony nominations, which is the most of any play in Broadway history.
“SpongeBob SquarePants” to End in September
Jul 13, 2018
SpongeBob SquarePants, directed by Tina Landau, will close on September 16, 2018 after disappointing box office and Tony Awards recognition.
Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase to Star in “Kiss Me, Kate”
Jul 7, 2018
Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase will star in a Roundabout revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate in 2019, reprising their roles from a benefit concert in 2016.
Stephen Payne Replaces Lead in “Straight White Men”
Jul 5, 2018
Stephen Payne replaces Denis Arndt in the lead of Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men after Arndt had replaced Tom Skeritt at the last minute.
“Escape to Margaritaville” Closes to Little Fanfare
Jun 29, 2018
Escape to Margaritaville closes after no Tony nominations, negative review, low box office, and generally little fanfare.
Broadway-Bound “Cher Show” Launches in Chicago
Jun 21, 2018
The Cher Show began performances at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre prior to coming to Broadway this fall, with a book by Rick Elice and directed by Jason Moore.
“Moulin Rouge!” to Begin Pre-Broadway Engagement
Jun 16, 2018
Moulin Rouge! is finally a stage production beginning in Boston, though performances may be delayed due to a construction related incident at the Emerson Colonial T...
Tony Awards Week a Slam Dunk at Box Office
Jun 13, 2018
The week leading up to the Tony Awards was a successful one at the box office, with nominated shows demonstrating an increase in ticket sales.
“Band’s Visit” and “Harry Potter” Crush Tony Awards
Jun 10, 2018
The 2018 Tony Awards took place this evening, with The Band’s Visit winning 10 awards including Best Musical, and Harry Potter winning 6 awards including Best Play.
Bette Midler and Donna Murphy Back in “Hello, Dolly!”
Jun 3, 2018
Donna Murphy and Bette Midler will return to Hello, Dolly! for the final six weeks of the run after Bernadette Peters concludes, with Murphy playing six performance...
“Some Like It Hot” to Be a Broadway Musical
May 25, 2018
Some Like It Hot will become a new Broadway musical to premiere in 2020, with songs by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, produced by the Shuberts, Neil Meron, and Cra...
“Angels in America” Extends for Two More Weeks
May 10, 2018
The Broadway revival of Angels in America has extended for 2 weeks after earning 11 Tony nominations, the most of any play in history.