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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

'The Play That Goes Wrong': Broadway Underdog Turns A Profit by Lee Seymour

J.J. Abrams made his Broadway debut on the producing team of the long-running show.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Harsh Critics And Summer's End Make Life Tough On Broadway by Lee Seymour

Three new musicals have opened to...less-than-stellar reviews. What does it mean for their longevity?

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Monday, August 13, 2018

'The Boys in the Band' & 'Pretty Woman' Break Broadway Records by Lee Seymour

Two very different shows made excellent impressions on their target audiences.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bryan Cranston Returns To Broadway, 'Carousel' Plans Its Exit by Lee Seymour

Four years after winning a Tony, Walter White returns to New York. Meanwhile, a buzzy show beats a hasty retreat.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Broadway's Box Office Takes A Nosedive As Springsteen Takes A Vacation by Lee Seymour

Right now, the Boss is Broadway's most influential person when it comes to dollars - but he's not the only power player.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

The Gurus Behind New York's Wildest Gym Talk Startup Life, Fitness, And Sexy Unicorns by Lee Seymour

Mark Fisher and Michael Keeler have built a neon fiefdom in Manhattan, and they're only getting started.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

For Fans Left Out In The Cold, Bruce Springsteen's Sold-Out Broadway Show Hits Netflix by Lee Seymour

The deal is a boon both to the show's producers, and to fans who couldn't stomach the $500 price tag on Broadway.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

'The Boys in the Band' Is First Play Of New Broadway Season To Recoup by Lee Seymour

The revival, starring Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto, was a solid bet for investors in a notoriously tough biz.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Jimmy Buffett & Robert De Niro's Broadway Shows Set To Close As Tony Buzz Fades by Lee Seymour

Gwyneth Paltrow's Broadway producing debut 'Head Over Heels' had a dismal start, too...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Avant Garde Trailblazer Returns To Roots In Era Of Trump by Lee Seymour

Anne Hamburger rebooted her seminal company after a decade working for Disney.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Broadway Shows Break Box Office Records -- Even Ones Without Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

Best Musical winner 'The Band's Visit' wasn't the only show to make its investors grin.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Tony Awards 2018: The Real Winners And Losers by Lee Seymour

'The Band's Visit' dominated the night with a massive sweep, but other trends emerged - not all of them so glam.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tony Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List & Highlights (UPDATED LIVE) by Lee Seymour

Broadway's biggest night is here and we're updating our coverage on the fly.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Late In The Day, The Royal Shakespeare Company's First Black Hamlet Comes To America by Lee Seymour

FORBES 30-Under-30 honoree Paapa Essiedu leads an old company into new territory.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Broadway Box Office Sinks As Springsteen Takes A Break And Tony Awards Loom by Lee Seymour

The fate of shows like 'SpongeBob SquarePants' and 'The Band's Visit' will be decided next Sunday.

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2018 Tony Award Predictions: Harry Potter, SpongeBob And More by Lee Seymour

Top honors will likely go to the season's biggest extravaganza and its most intimate chamber piece.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Jimmy Buffett's Broadway Venture Fizzles, Will Close This Summer by Lee Seymour

'Escape To Margaritaville' was in hot water even before critics savaged it.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

'Roseanne' Co-star Breaks Broadway Record As TV Show Gets Axed For Racist Rant by Lee Seymour

Laurie Metcalf is in fine form putting on another Tony-nominated performance.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Tony Awards: Crass Commercial Or Necessary Institution? by Lee Seymour

The Tony Awards mark Broadway's biggest night. But what does the ceremony mean in a year without a hit like 'Hamilton'?

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Is Streaming The Future Of Broadway? by Lee Seymour

BroadwayHD is pitching itself as a missing link in a slow-moving industry. But does the money make any sense?

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Denzel Washington Is Worth Millions On Broadway by Lee Seymour

'The Boys in the Band' also had a terrific first week on the boards, while the Best Musical nominees saw strong day-of sale bumps.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tony Awards 2018: Snubs, Surprises, SpongeBob SquarePants by Lee Seymour

Frozen's cast got left out in the cold, while Amy Schumer nabbed a nom for Best Actress.

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2018 Tony Award Nominations: The Complete List by Lee Seymour

'SpongeBob SquarePants' and 'Mean Girls' led the sled with twelve nominations apiece.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

How John Leguizamo Got (Even More) Woke by Lee Seymour

Fresh off his fourth Broadway hit, the Tony nominee reflects on how life has changed under the 45th President.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Predicting The 2018 Tony Award Nominees by Lee Seymour

It's that special time of year when pundits and producers alike pontificate in pubs across Times Square.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

'Harry Potter,' 'Frozen' Snubbed As Nominations Reflect Weak Season On Broadway by Lee Seymour

The 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards turned their nose up at several of the year's biggest box office successes.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Broadway Shows Face Vastly Different Challenges In Tony Race by Lee Seymour

Despite boffo box office returns, 'Mean Girls', 'Harry Potter', and 'Frozen' are not created equal in the eyes of Tony voters.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bareilles, Groban To Host Tony Awards In Broadway's Continued Shift Toward Pop by Lee Seymour

Two big crossover successes are the latest gambit to boost ratings for the awards ceremony, and an indication that Broadway is becoming ever-more friendly to big names from outside the biz.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Broadway Preps For Tony Awards Race Dominated By Big Brands by Lee Seymour

Awards season is officially underway on Broadway, as small artsy shows stake their claim against corporate behemoths.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Harry Potter Is Magic On Broadway: 'Cursed Child' Is Highest-Grossing Play Ever by Lee Seymour

Harry Potter's producer, Sonia Friedman, also has another big hit on the boards with 'Mean Girls.'

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Why 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Is Yet Another Step Back For NBC's Live Musicals by Lee Seymour

Despite solid reviews, NBC's latest venture didn't hold a candle to its greatest hits. What gives?

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