All stories by Marc Hershberg on BroadwayStars

Monday, February 4, 2019

Musicals Make More Money on the Road than on Broadway by Marc Hershberg

The grass is actually greener on the other side.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:31AM
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Why 'Rent' Might Be Fox's Last Broadway Musical by Marc Hershberg

After 'Rent,' Fox may decide to own instead.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:30PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Streaming Platform Threatens to Disrupt Theatre Business by Marc Hershberg

New musicals might soon be aiming to appear on the screen instead of the stage.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:25AM
Monday, January 14, 2019

Palace Theatre Project Hits a Snag by Marc Hershberg

Renovations on the Palace Theatre have not begun, and the project already has a problem.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:10AM
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Broadway Financing Practice May Violate Law by Marc Hershberg

Broadway producers might be breaking the law and not even know it.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:41PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fire Breaks Out at Broadway Theater by Marc Hershberg

Several hours ago, a small fire broke out in the lower lounge of the Broadway theater.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:57AM
Monday, December 10, 2018

Fire Breaks Out At Broadway Theater by Marc Hershberg

Several hours ago, a small fire broke out in the lower lounge of the Broadhurst Theatre.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:15PM
Monday, November 26, 2018

Springsteen Sets New Broadway Record in Resale Market by Marc Hershberg

The Boss will end his historic Broadway run on both a high note and high ticket prices.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:25AM

Springsteen Sets Broadway Record on Resale Market by Marc Hershberg

The Boss will end his historic Broadway run on both a high note and high ticket prices.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:31AM
Monday, October 29, 2018

NBCUniversal Basks in Own Success with 'Wicked' Anniversary Telecast by Marc Hershberg

It is no coincidence that NBC will broadcast a special concert tonight to celebrate Wicked’s fifteenth anniversary on Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:30PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Roseland Site High-Rise Allegedly Damaged Broadway Theater by Marc Hershberg

According to a lawsuit filed in New York state court, some blunders while building the chic ARO apartment complex on the former site of the Roseland Ballroom resulted in significant water an…

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:26PM
Friday, September 28, 2018

NBC Executive's Exit Bodes Badly For Future Theatre Series by Marc Hershberg

Following the departure of NBC’s entertainment chief, Robert Greenblatt, it is unlikely that more theatre-themed series will make it onto the broadcast network’s schedule.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:00AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Broadway Steps Up Diversity Push by Marc Hershberg

The Broadway League is trying to make the Great White Way a little less so.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:11AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Jinxed Times Square Theater to Reopen as Retail Space by Marc Hershberg

After collecting dust for over three decades, the Times Square Theater is set to be reopened as a posh new retail space.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:10PM
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

'Be More Chill' Sets Wheels in Motion for Move to Broadway by Marc Hershberg

'Be More Chill' might be moving to Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:32PM

'Be More Chill' Sets Wheels in Motion for Move to Broadway by Marc Hershberg

With less than a month left in its sold-out run at a small theater off-Broadway, the producers of the popular new musical are making plans to mount it on the Great White Way.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:10PM
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Algorithm Predicts Ugly Future for 'Pretty Woman' by Marc Hershberg

Despite breaking the box office record at the Nederlander Theatre last week, a new algorithm predicts that the musical adaption of the 1990 film 'Pretty Woman' will not last long enough on B…

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:40PM
Thursday, August 9, 2018

'Bull Durham' Ensnared In Alleged Fraud by Marc Hershberg

Investors in 'Bull Durham' were allegedly caught stealing as the show bolted for Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:00PM

Bull Durham Ensnared in Alleged Fraud by Marc Hershberg

Investors in 'Bull Durham' were allegedly caught stealing as the show bolted for Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:52PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ticketing Glitch Leads to Bargain on Broadway by Marc Hershberg

Broadway producers and Telecharge scrambled to get their act together after a snafu allowed theatergoers to snatch up deeply discounted tickets to 'Gettin’ the Band Back Together.'

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:08AM
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jimmy Awards Celebrate First Decade by Marc Hershberg

The high school musical theatre competition that launched the careers of many Broadway stars almost never made it off the ground.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:04AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Russian Oligarch Takes Over West End Theater in Record-Breaking Deal by Marc Hershberg

Len Blavatnik’s entertainment firm Access Entertainment bought the 67-year lease remaining on the third oldest theater in London’s West End, the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for about £45 m…

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:08AM
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Billionaire Takes Over West End Theater In Record-Breaking Deal by Marc Hershberg

Len Blavatnik’s entertainment firm Access Entertainment bought the 67-year lease remaining on the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a reported £45 million.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:00PM
Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Tony Awards Should Stick to the Rules by Marc Hershberg

Despite significant improvements, the Tony Awards are still flawed.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:16PM
Friday, June 8, 2018

Palace Theatre Renovations Could Force Spongebob to Seek New Home by Marc Hershberg

According to financial documents sent to potential Chinese investors, the real estate developers renovating the Palace Theatre plan to shut it with the adjoining hotel on September 15 to beg…

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:18PM

Palace Theatre Renovations Could Force SpongeBob to Seek New Home by Marc Hershberg

According to financial documents sent to potential Chinese investors, the real estate developers renovating the Palace Theatre plan to shut it with the adjoining hotel on September 15 to beg…

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:00PM
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

'Frozen' Songwriters Let Go From Lawsuit For Now by Marc Hershberg

The songwriters of 'Frozen,' Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, have been let go from a copyright infringement lawsuit for now.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:26AM
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

'Frozen' Songwriters Let Go From Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Now by Marc Hershberg

The songwriters of 'Frozen,' Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, have been let go from a copyright infringement lawsuit for now.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:30PM
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Tony Awards Nominations Boost Broadway Box Office by Marc Hershberg

The Tony Awards nominations are already giving a boost to the Broadway box office.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:18PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Impact of the Tony Awards Nominations by Marc Hershberg

As Broadway producers prepare to tally up their shows’ Tony Awards nominations, it appears that not all nominations are created equal.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:07AM

Study Finds Different Impacts for Tony Award Nominations by Marc Hershberg

As Broadway producers prepare to tally up their shows’ Tony Award nominations, it appears that not all nominations are created equal.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:30AM

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