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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tax provision would allow Broadway shows to expense initial production costs by Caitlin Huston

A provision in the proposed U.S. Senate tax bill would allow “qualified theatrical productions” to expense all of their initial production costs and allow investors to write off their in…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

‘Pretty Woman’ to open at the Nederlander Theatre in August by Caitlin Huston

“Pretty Woman: The Musical” will open at The Nederlander Theatre on Aug. 16, 2018, producer Paula Wagner announced Tuesday. The musical begins performances on July 20, 2018. Ahe…

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Thanksgiving Day Parade gives Broadway marketers an audience of millions by Caitlin Huston

Thanksgiving is not a holiday for Broadway. With four musicals performing on the NBC broadcast of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and two performing on the CBS broadcast, the shows and thei…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society elects new board leadership by Caitlin Huston

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has elected a new vice president and a new secretary. The union, which has an active membership of 3,000 stage directors and choreographers in …

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‘Come From Away’ to be made into feature film by Caitlin Huston

“Come From Away” may be coming to a theater near you. The Mark Gordon Company announced Wednesday that it will produce and finance a film adaptation of the Broadway musical. The screenpl…

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‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ is launching a national tour by Caitlin Huston

“The Play That Goes Wrong” is hitting the road. The show, which is the longest-running play currently on Broadway, announced Wednesday that it will launch a North American tour i…

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‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to close up shop by Caitlin Huston

The chocolate factory is closing up its Broadway shop. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” announced Wednesday that it will close on Jan. 14, 2018, at which point the show will have play…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

‘Once on This Island’ adds Aruba trip to entice theatergoers by Caitlin Huston

Seeing “Once on This Island” on Broadway can also mean taking a trip to Aruba. The show, which began previews on Nov. 9 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, is going a step beyond typica…

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Peter Jöback will be the Phantom for the show’s 30th anniversary by Caitlin Huston

Peter Jöback is returning to the Majestic Theatre once more. Jöback, a Swedish recording artist and former Phantom, will take on the lead role in “The Phantom of the Opera” ahead of th…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

‘1984’ is not eligible for a Tony, committee says by Caitlin Huston

In its first meeting of the season, The Tonys Committee decided that ‘1984’ would not be eligible for a Tony Award. ‘1984,’ originally written by George Orwell and ad…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Broadway veterans reflect on decades in the industry by Caitlin Huston

Actor Beth Fowler had her big first break in 1970, when she briefly took over the lead role in “Gantry” from Rita Moreno while the show was in previews. Despite having no rehearsal, Fowl…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in ‘Hamilton’ in Puerto Rico by Caitlin Huston

Lin-Manuel Miranda is taking “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico for a three-week run in January 2019. Miranda will reprise the title role after he left the original Broadway company on Ju…

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“King Kong” is coming to Broadway in October by Caitlin Huston

King Kong will be taking over New York yet again as the show announced a Broadway run beginning Oct. 5, 2018. The musical “King Kong” is slated to run at the Broadway Theatre nex…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Actors’ Equity sends email to 1,500 employers on sexual harassment policies by Caitlin Huston

The Actors’ Equity Association has conducted a national outreach on sexual harassment, as Broadway contends with allegations in the community. The union sent an email to 1,500 producers an…

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Max von Essen to join ‘Anastasia’ in leading role by Caitlin Huston

There’s a new Gleb in town. Max von Essen will take over the role of Gleb in “Anastasia” from Ramin Karimloo, who originated the role and previously announced he would be d…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Broadway grosses fall as marathon takes over city by Caitlin Huston

While the New York City Marathon brought 51,000 runners to all five boroughs, those runners were not racing to Broadway shows. The marathon, which wound through the city Sunday, brought toge…

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Kelli O’Hara to lead ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ on Broadway next season by Caitlin Huston

Kelli O’Hara is returning to Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of “Kiss Me, Kate,” slated for February 2019. O’Hara will star in the dual role of “Kate” a…

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Former New York Times editor Erik Piepenburg joining Serino Coyne by Caitlin Huston

Erik Piepenburg, a former New York Times digital theater editor, is joining ad agency Serino Coyne as features editor. Piepenburg comes to Serino Coyne after working at the Times as an edito…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Broadway community calls for industrywide policies after sexual assault allegations by Caitlin Huston

Members of the theater community are pushing for industrywide protocol on sexual harassment following reports of sexual assault by Broadway and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and by act…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

‘The Boys in the Band’ announces casting for Broadway revival in April by Caitlin Huston

Producers Ryan Murphy and David Stone are bringing “The Boys in the Band” to Broadway this spring with a starry cast. Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells …

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How ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ went right by Caitlin Huston

“The Play That Goes Wrong” is not the typical Broadway success story, but it has outlasted the competition. The play does not have a star at its helm, did not win a Tony Award for best …

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How Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform is faring on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan has narrowed down the number of resellers to less than 5% of all tickets sold across all genres, but it still has some bumps to work out on Broadway.   Broadwa…

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‘Carousel’ marquee bucks Broadway tradition by listing all cast names by Caitlin Huston

“Carousel” made Broadway history before its opening by listing all of its cast members on the digital marquee, rather than just the leads. The Scott Rudin production at the Imperial Thea…

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‘Roman Holiday’ still eyeing Broadway debut by Caitlin Huston

“Roman Holiday – The Musical” is still aiming for Broadway despite a delay in its expected debut. The musical was reported to have been coming to Broadway this fall, after a run in…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

‘Meteor Shower’ brings in record advance at Booth Theatre by Caitlin Huston

“Meteor Shower” broke the Booth Theatre’s record for advance sales, bringing in more than $7.5 million, its producers announced Wednesday. With that advance, the play has bested the ad…

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Monday, October 30, 2017

‘A Bronx Tale’ taps Adam Kaplan as new lead by Caitlin Huston

Adam Kaplan is taking over the role of “Calogero” in  “A Bronx Tale” on Nov. 9, replacing original cast member Bobby Conte Thornton. Kaplan comes to the show with B…

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Ramin Karimloo to depart ‘Anastasia’ at the end of 2017 by Caitlin Huston

Ramin Karimloo will end his run as “Gleb” in “Anastasia” on Dec. 31, 2017. Karimloo, a Tony Award-nominee for his turn as Jean Valjean in the 2014 “Les Misérables,” revival, was…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

‘Head over Heels’ aiming for Broadway’s 2018 to 2019 season by Caitlin Huston

“Head Over Heels,” a musical featuring songs from the Go-Go’s, appears to be prepping for a Broadway debut next season. The musical posted an equity casting notice for roles th…

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James Barbour to end run as Phantom in December by Caitlin Huston

Another Phantom is leaving the building. The musical, which is the longest running show in Broadway history, announced Monday that the Phantom, James Barbour, will leave the production on De…

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