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Monday, June 13, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’s Michael R. Jackson And Producer Barbara Whitman On “Widening The Lane” For Broadway: “It’s OK To Be Weird” by Dade Hayes

After A Strange Loop capped the Tony Awards by taking the Best Musical prize, playwright Michael R. Jackson offered his main takeaway from the show’s unlikely path to the top: “It’s OK…

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Says ‘Take Me Out’ Photo Leak Hasn’t Hurt His Bond With Broadway Audiences: “That Was One Person” by Dade Hayes

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who won a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Take Me Out, said the leaking of a naked photo of cast member Jesse Williams from a performance…

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Tony Awards Host Ariana DeBose Hails Broadway Diversity In High-Energy Show Opening: “‘The Great White Way’ Is Becoming More Of A Nickname Than by Dade Hayes

Dazzling in a bright white topcoat and pants, Tony Awards host Ariana DeBose trumpeted progress on Broadway in a high-energy opening number and monologue. (See video clip below.) The West S…

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Lin-Manuel Miranda Promises “A Doozy Of An Opening Number” By Tony Awards Host And ‘Hamilton’ Alum Ariana DeBose by Dade Hayes

Lin-Manuel Miranda promises that Tony Awards host Ariana DeBose, an original cast member in Hamilton before her Oscar win for West Side Story will have “a doozy of an opening number” kic…

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Tony Nomination Reactions: ‘MJ’ Lead Actor Myles Frost, ‘A Strange Loop’ Team, Conor McPherson, Lynn Nottage, David Morse & More by Dade Hayes

Reactions are coming in to Monday morning’s Tony Awards nominations, an event that feels like a reassuringly familiar sign of springtime after two-plus years of Covid upheaval on Broadway.…

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Friday, March 4, 2022

New York City Lifts Covid Vaccine Mandate For Indoor Venues, Ends Public School Mask Requirement by Dade Hayes

New York City has rolled back its strictest anti-Covid measures, including vaccine mandates for indoor spaces. Public school children from kindergarten through 12th grade will also no longer…

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

‘Moulin Rouge!’ Producers Bill Damaschke And Carmen Pavlovic On Show’s New Resonance After 2020’s Devastation by Dade Hayes

Moulin Rouge! The Musical producers Bill Damaschke and Carmen Pavlovic reflected during tonight’s Tony Awards on how differently the show plays in 2021 than it did before the onset of Covi…

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‘A Soldier’s Play’ Director Kenny Leon Expands On Onstage Call For Diversifying The Theater: “We Can Do Better As People” by Dade Hayes

Kenny Leon, director of A Soldier’s Play, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, expanded backstage on his acceptance-speech call for greater diversity in the theater. “We…

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Mary Louise Parker Hails The “Collective Commonality” In Tony Awards Crowd As Theater World Reacts “En Masse” To Recovery by Dade Hayes

Mary-Louise Parker, a Tony winner for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, offered a sense in a backstage interview of what it felt like to attend tonight’s show. “It’s rea…

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Seven-Time Tony Nominee Danny Burstein Finally Wins For ‘Moulin Rouge’: Being Called The “Susan Lucci Of The Tony Awards Gets Old, Lemme Tell Ya by Dade Hayes

Danny Burstein, after seven Tony Award nominations, finally took home the trophy tonight for best featured performance in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. While he said he hasn’t obsessed about …

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Marketing Firm Miroma SET Launches After Integrating Group Of UK Companies Including Gary Neville’s Buzz 16 by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: Miroma SET, a new branding and marketing firm, has been established through the integration of several companies previously managed by London-based Reach4Entertainment. Marc Boyan…

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Monday, February 8, 2021

NY PopsUp Festival, Championed By Gov. Cuomo, Sets Plans For Six-Month, Covid-Era Cultural Revival Effort by Dade Hayes

NY PopsUp, a months-long festival starting February 20 that is billed by organizers as a model for how live performances can return amid Covid-19, has set details for its high-profile inaugu…

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Monday, November 16, 2020

NYC Tourism May Not Fully Recover Until 2025, City Booster Predicts by Dade Hayes

Tourism — a critical part of New York City’s economy and a lifeblood for industries like Broadway theater — may not return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2025, according to a new forecas…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Brian Grazer And Ron Howard: Movie Theaters Will Turn Into Broadway — And Don’t Expect Tom Cruise To Wear A Mask Onscreen by Dade Hayes

Imagine Entertainment partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer expect COVID-19 to have an impact on Hollywood for some time to come — just not necessarily on screen. “This period of our live…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Film Of Stage Musical In “Live Capture” To Get Disney Theatrical Release by Dade Hayes

Disney will release a feature film of the original stage musical Hamilton in the U.S. and Canada on October 15. The studio is teaming with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail …

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Broadway Ends 2019 With Record Weekly Hauls For ‘West Side Story’, ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ & More by Dade Hayes

The holiday season boosted Broadway box office for the week ending December 29, with a spate of weekly records established by shows including West Side Story, Beetlejuice, a couple of bio-m…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

‘Company’ Sets Gender-Tweaked 2020 Broadway Bow With Patti LuPone, Katrina Lenk by Dade Hayes

A revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical Company that played London’s West End has announced its Broadway opening on March 22, 2020, with a cast headed by Patti LuPone and Katrina Le…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Harmonia Bridges Broadway And China With Productions Of ‘King Kong,’ ‘Titanic’ And More by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: Just as Hollywood studios did a generation ago, Broadway producers are now actively investigating the potential of China as a newly maturing marketplace with vast revenue potentia…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Ali Stroker On Her Historic Tony Win for ‘Oklahoma’: “It Inspires People To Keep Going” by Dade Hayes

Anyone watching the Tony Awards from the official media room got a clear sign that history was apt to be made: For the first time in recent memory, the small stage where winners would be tak…

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James Corden Leaves Couch For Tony Awards Musical Ode To Live Stage (But Also TV) by Dade Hayes

James Corden got the Tony Awards off to an electrifying start with a nearly 10-minute song-and-dance extravaganza that persuasively extolled the virtues of the live stage while smuggling a c…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

TodayTix Gets $73M Equity Investment From Great Hill Partners For Theater Ticketing Expansion by Dade Hayes

TodayTix, a six-year-old purveyor of tickets for Broadway shows and theater and other arts and culture events in several international cities, has gotten a $73 million equity investment led …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Awards Nominations: Reactions In A Year Full Of Surprises by Dade Hayes

The reactions to this year’s Tony Award nominations didn’t take long to materialize. Gayle King, who was emceeing this morning’s announcement of the noms along with Bebe Neuwirth and B…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

‘Frozen’ Marks Broadway Anniversary With News Of International Expansion by Dade Hayes

With the Broadway production of Frozen about to mark its first anniversary, Disney Theatrical Productions has announced versions of the show will be performed in Australia, London and German…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Morrissey Books First Broadway Dates In May For Career-Retrospective Shows by Dade Hayes

Morrissey, who will release an album of classic 1960s and ’70s covers on May 24, has booked his first Broadway engagement May 2-11 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The announcement of the gig…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Live ‘Rent’ On Fox Will Go On Despite Injury To Lead Actor Brennin Hunt by Dade Hayes

In one of the more serious obstacles to broadcast networks’ recent run of live musicals, a serious ankle injury to actor Brennin Hunt has altered Fox’s plans for its version of R…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Public TV Force WNET Launches Broadcast And Streaming Channel All Arts by Dade Hayes

WNET, the parent company of New York PBS stations Thirteen and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, is launching a free, 24-hour broadcast and streaming channel dedicated to dance, film, literature,…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Carol Channing, Broadway’s ‘Dolly,’ Dies At 97 by Dade Hayes

Carol Channing, the star of Broadway classics like Hello, Dolly! who continued performing well into her 90s, has died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, CA. She was 97. B Harla…

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Carole King Makes Surprise Appearance At ‘Beautiful’ 5th Anniversary Show by Dade Hayes

Carole King surprised the Broadway audience at last night’s fifth-anniversary performance of Beautiful, the musical about her journey through the music business, performing the title s…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

‘The Jungle’ Sets Move To San Francisco’s Fabled Curran Theater After Hit Runs In London And New York by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: After acclaimed and sold-out runs in London and New York, current-events-based play The Jungle will have its West Coast premiere at the storied Curran Theater in San Francisco thi…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Releases New Ticket Block Through November 1 by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: As it continues to set records, the new Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird has released a new block of tickets through November 1. That will extend the run of the Scott …

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Smashes Shubert Organization Box Office Mark With Nearly $1.6M In First Full Week by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: In its first full week of performances, producer Scott Rudin’s new production of To Kill A Mockingbird has broken the all-time weekly box office record for any Broadway play…

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