All stories by Lee Seymour on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

30 Years In, Blue Man Group Stays On Track - And Offbeat by Lee Seymour

Despite the ongoing pandemic, this $100 million pop-art show continues to evolve.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:30AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Fighting Omicron, Broadway Has Slowest Week In A Decade by Lee Seymour

Attendance dropped to a frightening low-water mark as shows pulled drastic maneuvers to stay open.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:07PM
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Hugh Jackman Has Covid, Forcing ‘The Music Man’ To Cancel Broadway Performances by Lee Seymour

Jackman's co-star Sutton Foster tested positive for the virus last week.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:24PM

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Is Latest Broadway Show To Close - But First To Make Profit by Lee Seymour

The Motown hit is the eighth show to announce an early closure as Omicron hammers Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:02AM
Friday, December 24, 2021

Covid Fells Two More Broadway Shows Amid Social Media Firestorm by Lee Seymour

Insulting comments from an industry leader coincided with a brutal wave of cancellations.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:04PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

As Broadway Grosses Plummet, Questions Arise About Vaccines And Federal Support by Lee Seymour

The Omicron surge is forcing shows to reevaluate protocols ahead of Christmas.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:10PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

No, Broadway Isn’t Shutting Down - But It Is Hurting by Lee Seymour

A slew of Covid cancellations are hitting the Rialto, but most shows are going on - for now.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:33PM
Monday, December 20, 2021

Pulitzer Winner ‘A Strange Loop’ Will Open On Broadway Next Spring by Lee Seymour

Michael R. Jackson's musical has had New York buzzing since its premiere in 2019.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:42PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Broadway’s Recovery Perks Up Despite Cancellations by Lee Seymour

Cancellations are jarring, but the data behind them is surprisingly heartening.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:24PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Closures, Accidents, Illness: Broadway’s Recovery Is A Work In Progress by Lee Seymour

Broadway has always been risky business, but this winter is looking extra harsh.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:57PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Broadway Gets Thanksgiving Boost, But Recovery Slows As Omicron Looms by Lee Seymour

The holiday was lucrative, but Broadway is bracing for an increasingly uncertain winter.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:23PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Broadway Box Office Holds Steady As Industry Hopes For Thanksgiving Boost by Lee Seymour

Changed buying habits and a glut of content make the oncoming holidays harder to bank than earlier years.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:10PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Broadway Box Office Improves, But Internal Disparity Worsens by Lee Seymour

Big hits are bigger, but smaller shows are even tougher to sell than before the pandemic.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:04PM
Monday, November 8, 2021

Groundbreaking Broadway Scholarship Expands Access For Students Of Color by Lee Seymour

A year later, Cody Renard Richard is deepening his commitment to changing a $15 billion industry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:00AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Halloween Box Office Paints Scary Picture Of Broadway’s Recovery by Lee Seymour

Broadway's recovery slowed this week, as Halloween pulled even more buyers away from the theatre.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:36AM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Is Broadway Booming Or Bombing? The Box Office Tells Two Stories by Lee Seymour

Ticket sales paint a confusing picture of the Broadway industry as it reopens amid the ongoing pandemic.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:30AM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

‘Aladdin’ Is First Broadway Show To Cancel Performance Due To Covid Breakthrough, One Day After Reopening by Lee Seymour

Disney's hit musical is the first on Broadway to outright cancel a performance due to breakthrough infections.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:08PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

After James Bond, Daniel Craig Will Return To Broadway In ‘Macbeth’ by Lee Seymour

Daniel Craig will return to Broadway next year in the title role of a new Macbeth, opposite Oscar nominee Ruth Negga.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:24AM
Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Complete List Of 2021 Tony Award Winners by Lee Seymour

Broadway is back! MOULIN ROUGE! picked up 10 trophies including Best Musical, and THE INHERITANCE won 4 including Best Play.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:57PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Belated, Bifurcated, Bungled: The Sad, Strange State Of The 2021 Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

Broadway may be open for business, but plans for its biggest night are in rough shape.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:58AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Broadway Is Back! Here’s Every Show Currently Running As New York Reopens by Lee Seymour

Three dozen plays and musicals are slated to play Broadway theaters in the coming weeks. Vaccines and masks are required for entry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:16PM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ Replaces Star Who Resigned To Protest Industry Abuse by Lee Seymour

Natalie Mendoza will take the lead, after Karen Olivo departed in the wake of alleged abuse by disgraced producer Scott Rudin.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:51PM
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Broadway League And Actors’ Union Set Terms For Required Employee Vaccines by Lee Seymour

Unionized employees will need to be vaccinated in order to work Broadway contracts - part of a sweeping array of COVID policies in the entertainment industry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:47PM

California Venues, Including ‘Hamilton’ Home, Will Require Vaccines For Audiences by Lee Seymour

As the Delta COVID variant sweeps across the country, entertainment providers are ditching wishful thinking for practical solutions.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:04PM
Friday, July 30, 2021

All Broadway Shows Will Require Audiences To Be Vaccinated And Masked by Lee Seymour

The requirements will be in place through at least October, when almost three dozen shows will have resumed performances.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:35PM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Is Dead At 46, Leaving Legacy Of Seminal Metal Music by Lee Seymour

With Jordison behind the drums, Slipknot became one of the world's best-selling metal acts, proving the commercial appeal of extreme music.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:12PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

From Michael Jackson To ‘The Music Man’ - Here’s Every New Show Coming To Broadway When It Reopens by Lee Seymour

Spirits are high, with a record number of Black playwrights making debuts. But much remains uncertain with Delta looming.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:16PM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Yale Drama School Will Eliminate Tuition After $150 Million Gift From David Geffen by Lee Seymour

The gift will likely have a major impact on the theatre industry's talent pipeline, which has long been burdened by debt.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:18PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Harry Potter Returns To Broadway, With A Facelift by Lee Seymour

Formerly a double bill, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will return as a single-ticket event, after a tumultuous year for creator J.K. Rowling.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:16PM
Friday, June 11, 2021

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sets Broadway Return, Sans Alleged Abusive Producer by Lee Seymour

Producer Scott Rudin will no longer manage the hit play, after a series of reports alleged decades of abusive behavior.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:22PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Bruce Springsteen Returns To Broadway - With A Vaccine Mandate by Lee Seymour

Springsteen will be the first act to play a Broadway house at full capacity since March 2020.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:56PM

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