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
“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.
“The Boys in the Band” Begins Broadway Previews
May 4, 2018
The Boys in the Band has begun previews at the Booth Theatre, in the first ever production of Mart Crowley’s 1968 play, directed by Joe Mantello and starring Jim Pa...
“Harry Potter” is a Hot Ticket, While “Hamilton” Chills
May 1, 2018
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is performing well at the box office, while Hamilton is beginning to slow down in comparison.
Broadway Industry Steady as Spring Season Settles Carousel” and “Children of a Lesser God” Increase
Apr 25, 2018
The Broadway spring season is almost complete, and the box office stayed steady with a few ups and downs, resulting in an overall gross equivalent to the previous w...
“Farinelli and the King” Recoups Investment
Apr 19, 2018
Farinelli and the King recouped its investment on Broadway, marking a great success for this play by Claire van Kampen starring Mark Rylance.
“Mean Girls” Musical Opens to Mixed Reviews
Apr 13, 2018
Tina Fey’s Mean Girls opened to mixed reviews on Broadway, but the box office is still strong due to the popular film upon which it is based.
Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties” Begins Previews
Apr 6, 2018
A revival of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties began previews at the American Airlines Theatre in a Roundabout Theatre Company production, directed by Patrick Marber and st...
“Rocktopia” Opens to Negative Reviews
Mar 31, 2018
Rocktopia, a rock classical fusion concert event, opened to negative reviews on Broadway, and the box office is mediocre as well.