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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Idina Menzel to Return to Broadway in New Musical ‘Redwood’ by Caitlin Huston

Idina Menzel is slated to return to Broadway in 2025.  Menzel will appear in the new musical Redwood, which she co-conceived with Tina Landau, who directed the production and wrote the book…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Tonys Producers on Changes For This Year’s Show, ‘Stereophonic’ and Their Plan to Honor Plays by Caitlin Huston

Last year, Tony Awards producers Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner had the challenge of putting on the live ceremony without a written script, amid the writer’s strike, with the aid of host A…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:29PM

Sam Rockwell Planning Film on Boxer Marvin Hagler (Exclusive) by Caitlin Huston

Sam Rockwell and Mark Berger of Play Hooky Productions are planning to adapt a book about middleweight boxing champion Marvin Hagler into a feature film.  Play Hooky secured the rights to D…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:00AM

Broadway Musical ‘& Juliet’ Recoups Investment by Caitlin Huston

The musical & Juliet announced the recoupment of its $17 million capitalization.  The show, which is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet set to a score of pop hits, recouped as of April 14,…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:38AM
Monday, June 10, 2024

‘An Enemy of the People,’ Starring Jeremy Strong, Recoups on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway revival of An Enemy of the People, starring Jeremy Strong and Michael Imperioli, has recouped its $5.5 million capitalization. The milestone, announced by producers Seaview, Pat…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:37PM
Saturday, June 8, 2024

‘Illinoise’ Director Justin Peck on Bringing Sufjan Stevens to Broadway  by Caitlin Huston

Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois had been a formative album for director and choreographer Justin Peck, and so when it came to reinterpreting it for the stage, Peck felt a responsibility to do rig…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:25AM
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Dolly Parton Musical Planned for 2026 Broadway Bow by Caitlin Huston

Dolly Parton will bring a musical about her life and career to Broadway in 2026.  The musical, entitled Hello, I’m Dolly, will feature a score of Parton’s well-known songs as well as ne…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:00PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Why Broadway Never Bounced Back by Caitlin Huston

Broadway had been making progress toward an industrywide recovery, but new data shows halted momentum in the most recent season.  According to data from the industry trade group The Broadwa…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:05AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Julianne Hough, Utkarsh Ambudkar Tapped to Host Tony Awards Preshow by Caitlin Huston

Julianne Hough and Utkarsh Ambudkar will host the Tony Awards preshow on June 16.  The preshow, entitled The Tony Awards: Act One, features a presentation of the first round of Tony Awards …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:00PM
Friday, May 31, 2024

Tribeca Festival to Debut Short Films Made Using OpenAI by Caitlin Huston

The Tribeca Festival will feature five short films made using technology from OpenAI. The films will use OpenAI’s Sora, which is a text-to-video model that accepts textual descriptions and…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:00AM
Thursday, May 30, 2024

S&P Lowers Outlook On Live Nation to Negative, Maintains Credit Rating by Caitlin Huston

S&P Global has revised its outlook on Live Nation Entertainment to negative from stable following the antitrust lawsuit filed against them by the U.S. Department of Justice.   The rati…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:39AM

Why FAST Services Are No Longer the Bargain Bin of Streaming by Caitlin Huston

At the Fox upfront on May 13, the network’s free ad-supported streaming service, Tubi, got just as much stage time as its traditional broadcast channels. Those so-called FAST platforms ar…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:05AM
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Audra McDonald to Lead ‘Gypsy’ Revival on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Audra McDonald will reopen Broadway’s Majestic Theatre with a new production of Gypsy. McDonald will play Rose, one of the top roles in musical theater, which has been played by the likes …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:30PM

Prosecutors May Bring New Indictment Against Harvey Weinstein As More Women May Come Forward by Caitlin Huston

Prosecutors in the Harvey Weinstein case say they may issue a new indictment against the former mogul, as there may be more women who come out against him.  “Some people who were not read…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:59PM

LaChanze Launches Production Company for Theater and More by Caitlin Huston

Tony Award winner LaChanze is launching her own multimedia production company. The company, LaChanze Productions, will seek to produce Broadway and other commercial theater projects, with an…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:00PM

Vox Media, The Atlantic Strike Deals With OpenAI by Caitlin Huston

Vox Media and The Atlantic have become the latest publishers to strike a deal with OpenAI.  At Vox Media, which owns Vox, The Verge, Eater, New York Magazine, The Cut, Vulture and SB Nation…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:26AM
Friday, May 24, 2024

Brooke Shields Elected President of Actors’ Equity by Caitlin Huston

Brooke Shields has been elected president of the Actors’ Equity Association, the union that represents about 51,000 actors and stage managers on Broadway and nationwide. Shields prevailed …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:28AM
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Paramount and Charter Spectrum Ink New Carriage Deal, Including Paramount+ by Caitlin Huston

At a critical moment for the entertainment company, Paramount Global and cable TV giant Charter Communications have a deal. Paramount, which owns CBS, Paramount+, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, N…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:27PM

SiriusXM Inks New Podcast Deal With Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Media by Caitlin Huston

SiriusXM has struck a podcast partnership agreement with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Media.  The agreement gives SiriusXM exclusive advertising rights to Dirty Mo’s prog…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:00AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Live Nation Is Open to “Figuring Out Common Ground” to Settle DOJ Investigation by Caitlin Huston

Live Nation President and CFO Joe Bechtold provided an update on the Department of Justice’s investigation into the company’s business practices, amid rumblings of a potential lawsuit. …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:51AM

How ‘Stereophonic’ Became the Most Tony-Nominated Play in History by Caitlin Huston

David Adjmi did not intend to re-enter the world of theater. With a handful of credits under his belt, Adjmi had sworn off playwriting after a high-stakes collaboration fell apart. Then, as …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:05AM
Friday, May 17, 2024

Sutton Foster Will Star in ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Sutton Foster will star in Once Upon a Mattress on Broadway this summer.  The production, a new adaptation by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Amy Sherman-Palladino, moves to Broadway after a …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Thursday, May 16, 2024

The CW Boss on the Fates of ‘All American,’ ‘Walker’ and the Path to Profitability by Caitlin Huston

The CW announced its fall lineup Thursday, with the return of Superman & Lois, two new game shows based on classic board games and the new scripted entry Joan, a limited series starring …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:27PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

CNN to Host Trump-Biden Debate on June 27 by Caitlin Huston

CNN will host the first debate between President Biden and former President Trump on June 27. The debate will air live at 9pm ET from CNN’s Atlanta studios. No audience will be present to …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:22AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Darren Criss to Star in New Broadway Musical ‘Maybe Happy Ending’ This Fall by Caitlin Huston

Darren Criss will return to Broadway this fall in the new musical Maybe Happy Ending.  The musical features music by Will Aronson, lyrics by Hue Park, a book by Aronson and Park and directi…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:00AM
Monday, May 13, 2024

Melinda French Gates to Resign From Gates Foundation by Caitlin Huston

Melinda French Gates is resigning as co-chair of the non-profit organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Gates co-founded the foundation with her then-husband, Microsoft co-f…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:56PM

George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ by Caitlin Huston

George Clooney will make his Broadway acting and playwriting debut next spring in a stage adaptation of his 2005 film about journalist Edward R. Murrow.  In the play, which is also entitled…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:00PM
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Directors Jack O’Brien and George C. Wolfe to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

Directors Jack O’Brien and George C. Wolfe will each receive a 2024 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Wolfe is a five-time Tony-Award winning director, helming sh…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:05PM

Jessica Lange on Returning to Broadway in ‘Mother Play’: “It Still Thrills Me” by Caitlin Huston

Paula Vogel’s Mother Play is Jessica Lange’s fourth Broadway show, among the many other film and television projects that have populated her decades-long career.  But unlike her past ro…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:33PM

Podcast Advertising Growth Slowed in 2023, But This Year Looks Better So Far by Caitlin Huston

After many years of double-digit growth, U.S. podcasting advertising revenue growth slowed down in 2023. But there is hope ahead. Per a new Interactive Advertising Bureau study, released Thu…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:30AM

Warner Music Earnings Rise, But Miss Estimates as Ed Sheeran, Zach Bryan Are Major Sellers by Caitlin Huston

Warner Music Group reported fiscal second-quarter revenue of $1.5 billion, up 7 percent from a year ago, and net income of $96 million, up from $37 million a year ago. While both numbers saw…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:19AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards