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Monday, August 26, 2019

Broadway's 'Constitution' Breaks Record As Box Office Plummets by Lee Seymour

Heidi Schreck's landmark play is proof that politics and theater can be a potent (and profitable) combo.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:46PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Patrick Stewart, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury Join Roster Of Broadway Streaming Platform by Lee Seymour

The platform has a library of over 250 classic shows, and recently invested millions in bespoke recording equipment for preserving new ventures.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:13PM
Monday, July 29, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal, Barry Manilow Attempt To Fill Dave Chappelle's Broadway Shoes by Lee Seymour

Chappelle made $3 million in his Broadway debut, off just 10 performances. Can Gyllenhaal and Manilow pull the same numbers?

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:08PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Faye Dunaway's Abuse Allegations Complicate Her Reputation As 'Difficult' by Lee Seymour

The Oscar winner was fired from her Broadway-bound show 'Tea at Five,' after anonymous reports of harassment in Boston.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:01PM
Monday, July 15, 2019

Dave Chappelle Is Worth $1 Million On Broadway As Biz Recovers From Blackout by Lee Seymour

Chappelle wrapped $1.43 million over just four nights, setting the stage for truly eye-watering numbers next week.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:13PM

Amid Trump Turmoil, Political Broadway Hit 'What The Constitution Means To Me' Turns Profit by Lee Seymour

It is hard to overstate the importance of the show's success - both for Broadway and America's national identity.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:05PM
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Broadway Investors Set To Lose $100 Million As A Dozen Shows Close by Lee Seymour

All told, 16 shows are set to close between the Tony Awards and Labor Day. What happened?

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:25PM
Monday, July 1, 2019

'Moulin Rouge' Can-Cans To Broadway With Excellent Box Office Buzz by Lee Seymour

The $30 million musical is off to a great start as nearly a dozen other shows are set to close in the coming months.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:51PM
Monday, June 24, 2019

Half A Dozen Broadway Shows To Close After Tony Award Culling by Lee Seymour

Some of the Rialto's buzziest new shows are going out with a bang, others a whimper.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:39PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: The Real Winners And Losers by Lee Seymour

Broadway's biggest night was a lumpy, uneven affair this year, with surprising trends and upsetting snubs aplenty.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:50AM
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List And Highlights by Lee Seymour

'Hadestown' and 'The Ferryman' walked away the evening's big champs, with 12 awards between them, including Best Play and Best Musical.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:30PM
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Epic, Award-Winning 'The Inheritance' Coming To Broadway This Fall by Lee Seymour

The two-part venture was a huge hit in London, winning multiple Best Play awards.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:01PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Tony Awards 2019 Predictions: 'Hadestown,' 'Constitution' And More by Lee Seymour

James Corden will host Broadway's biggest night, which is primed to be full of surprises.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:44PM
Monday, June 3, 2019

Broadway Bloodbath Starts Early, Preceding Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

KING LEAR announced an early closing, and others may soon follow suit.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:05PM
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Jesse Williams To Make Broadway Debut In 2020 by Lee Seymour

The Grey's Anatomy heartthrob will star 'Take Me Out,' about a gay, mixed-race baseball star.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:19PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tony Nominees Heat Up Broadway Box Office As Awards Loom by Lee Seymour

'Hadestown' and 'Ain't Too Proud' clocked personal bests, while 'What the Constitution Means to Me' is gaining on 'The Ferryman.'

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:54PM
Monday, May 20, 2019

How Broadway's 'Constitution' Is Making Showbiz History by Lee Seymour

Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated production winning hearts and wallets alike in the race for Best Play at the Tony Awards.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:27PM
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Rammstein Get Political, Perverse On Comeback Album by Lee Seymour

The Teutonic metal icons are back for (maybe) their last hurrah - and they're looking for more than a ghoulish good time.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:42AM
Monday, May 13, 2019

Morrissey Follows Springsteen To Broadway Box Office Lucre by Lee Seymour

The multi-platinum recording artist had a boffo Broadway bow, kicking off a series of residencies from artists not usually seen on the Rialto.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:55PM
Monday, May 6, 2019

For All But A Few Tony Nominees, Broadway Box Office Plummets by Lee Seymour

Best Musical nominees 'Hadestown' and 'Tootsie' had great weeks - almost everyone else took a sizable hit.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:02PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: Nominations Expose Rifts In Showbiz by Lee Seymour

Surprising snubs and unexpected nominations highlight an industry in contentious conversation with itself.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:00AM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Tony Nominations: 'Hadestown,' Temptations On Top (Complete List) by Lee Seymour

'Hadestown' and 'Ain't Too Proud' led the way for musicals, but megahit 'To Kill a Mockingbird' was shut out.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:17AM
Monday, April 29, 2019

'Hadestown,' 'Mockingbird' Are Hottest Broadway Tickets Pre-Tonys by Lee Seymour

Adam Driver and Bryan Cranston are also selling seats like hotcakes. It's good to be bad (guys).

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:08PM
Friday, April 26, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: Nominations Predictions by Lee Seymour

A season full of misfires and "meh" productions means a more exciting, unpredictable awards race.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:33PM

'Mockingbird,' Temptations Snubbed In Lead-Up To Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

Broadway's equivalent of the Golden Globes lauded productions far from the Rialto's rhinestones.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:00PM
Monday, April 22, 2019

Broadway's Easter Bonanza Is Least Exciting In Three Years by Lee Seymour

While 'Hadestown' and Adam Driver are earning raves, there isn't a white-hot leader of the pack among new shows at the box office.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:24PM

Meet Eva Price, Broadway's Powerhouse Entrepreneur by Lee Seymour

With two huge new shows under her watch, the Tony winner is blazing a path through a notoriously difficult industry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:12PM
Friday, April 12, 2019

New Star Wars Trailer Signals Creative Bankruptcy For Franchise by Lee Seymour

"The Rise of Skywalker" looks more like a nostalgic remix than a proper new Star Wars film.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:28PM
Monday, April 8, 2019

Broadway Box Office Slows As Tony Contenders Brace For Battle by Lee Seymour

Every show in the 2018-2019 season has now begun performances. What can the box office tell us about their chances at the Tonys?

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:36PM
Friday, April 5, 2019

Broadway's Viral Hit 'Be More Chill' Searches For Its Authenticity by Lee Seymour

Fans love it, but Broadway's buzziest show is looking to expand its appeal as the Tony Awards approach.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:40PM
Friday, March 29, 2019

Rammstein Undermines Return With Promo Featuring Holocaust Imagery by Lee Seymour

The Teutonic titans of metal are back with an important message - if only they could get their foot out of their mouth...

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:05PM

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