All stories by Lee Seymour on BroadwayStars

Monday, July 19, 2021

From Michael Jackson To ‘The Music Man’ - Here’s Every New Show Coming To Broadway When It Reopens by Lee Seymour

Spirits are high, with a record number of Black playwrights making debuts. But much remains uncertain with Delta looming.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:16PM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Yale Drama School Will Eliminate Tuition After $150 Million Gift From David Geffen by Lee Seymour

The gift will likely have a major impact on the theatre industry's talent pipeline, which has long been burdened by debt.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:18PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Harry Potter Returns To Broadway, With A Facelift by Lee Seymour

Formerly a double bill, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will return as a single-ticket event, after a tumultuous year for creator J.K. Rowling.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:16PM
Friday, June 11, 2021

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sets Broadway Return, Sans Alleged Abusive Producer by Lee Seymour

Producer Scott Rudin will no longer manage the hit play, after a series of reports alleged decades of abusive behavior.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:22PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Bruce Springsteen Returns To Broadway - With A Vaccine Mandate by Lee Seymour

Springsteen will be the first act to play a Broadway house at full capacity since March 2020.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:56PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Broadway To Reopen Even Earlier With New Play ‘Pass Over’ by Lee Seymour

The new play will open August 4, and is poised to make meaningful headway in the industry's reckoning on racial inequity.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:51PM
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Broadway-Aimed Britney Spears Musical Sets D.C. Premiere by Lee Seymour

'Once Upon A One More Time' aims to subvert traditional fairytales in a post-MeToo world.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:55PM

Broadway’s Tony Awards Are Finally Happening - Behind A Paywall by Lee Seymour

Broadway's biggest night will return in a new, multi-platform structure on September 26.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:25AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

From ‘Hamilton’ To Hugh Jackman, Here’s Every Show Returning To Broadway by Lee Seymour

Broadway is (coming) back! Here's a list of every show that's officially confirmed a return to the Rialto.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:39PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

‘We’re Not Going Back’: Inside Broadway’s Racial Reckoning by Lee Seymour

As Broadway looks toward an autumn reopening, workers fear returning to a "normal" built on centuries of inequity.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:37PM
Saturday, April 17, 2021

After Decades Of Abuse, Scott Rudin Will ‘Step Back’ From Broadway by Lee Seymour

The announcement marks a potential sea change for an industry that has long struggled with accountability.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:20PM
Thursday, March 25, 2021

‘The Show Must Go On’: De Blasio Announces Vaccine Plan For Theaters, Aims For Autumn Reopening by Lee Seymour

Arts workers are now a high priority, given the industry's $15 billion impact on the city's economy.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:56PM
Monday, March 22, 2021

‘Multi-Level Chess’: After A Dark Year, Broadway’s Recovery Is Finally Underway by Lee Seymour

With a game-changing vaccine rollout, Broadway's power players are getting down to brass tacks - and eyeing a September return.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:00AM
Thursday, January 21, 2021

What Broadway Can Learn From The Record-Breaking TikTok Musical ‘Ratatouille’ by Lee Seymour

With the pandemic ongoing, crowdsourced musicals and platforms like TikTok point to a sea change in show business.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:59PM
Monday, November 16, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Alum Launches Scholarship To Diversify Broadway - Backstage And Beyond by Lee Seymour

Cody Renard Richard hopes to provide easier access to a traditionally insular industry, and set the stage for a strong post-pandemic return.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:59PM
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tony Award Nominations 2020: The Complete List by Lee Seymour

After months of uncertainty, the Tony Awards will be presented digitally, a bright spot in a dark season for Broadway fans and workers alike.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:53PM
Friday, October 9, 2020

Kristin Chenoweth In The Time Of Corona by Lee Seymour

The Tony and Emmy award winner is working through the pandemic with her trademark cheer, and doubling down on education.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:40PM
Friday, September 25, 2020

As Broadway Reels, One Producing Team Looks For A New Normal by Lee Seymour

How does show business survive a pandemic? By betting long on rising talent, and leveraging wealth instead of sitting on it.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:37AM
Friday, August 21, 2020

The Tony Awards Will Happen This Fall, Digitally - And It’s About Time by Lee Seymour

After months of painful uncertainty, the billion-dollar theater industry now has at least one event to celebrate as the pandemic rolls on.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:54PM
Monday, August 10, 2020

Debts And ‘Domination’ – Power Broker Lawsuit Shakes Up Broadway by Lee Seymour

Broadway ad agency SpotCo is suing producer Scott Rudin for unpaid debts, disrupting a years-long relationship between industry heavyweights.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:15PM
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Despite Multiple Sexual Assault Allegations, Dustin Hoffman Plans Broadway Comeback by Lee Seymour

Assuming Broadway has reopened, Hoffman will anchor Scott Rudin's 'Our Town' revival - four years after seven women accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:21PM
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Cutting Losses Amid Pandemic, Disney Closes ‘Frozen’ On Broadway by Lee Seymour

With Disney cutting bait and other megabrands in limbo, one wonders whether major studios see a future on Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:39PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Film To Premiere On Disney+ In July, A Year Ahead Of Schedule by Lee Seymour

A $75 million investment yields a bright spot for the troubled House of Mouse.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:20AM
Monday, May 4, 2020

Why The Pulitzer Win For ‘A Strange Loop’ Is Historic—On Multiple Levels by Lee Seymour

"A Strange Loop" is the tenth musical ever to win the top prize, but it's blazing a new trail in other ways.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:12PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Show Business Is Adapting To The Pandemic, But It Won’t Survive Unless Congress Steps Up by Lee Seymour

Billions of dollars are needed to resuscitate the entertainment industry. The government can provide them. So what's the holdup?

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:57PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Drama Desk Nominations Kick Off Revamped Pandemic Awards Race by Lee Seymour

What do awards mean when all your shows are closed and your theaters will be dark for months?

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:20PM

2020 Drama Desk Awards: Complete List Of Nominees by Lee Seymour

Nominations for the 65th Drama Desk Awards were announced today, recognizing theater at every level of New York’s industry, from downtown hideyholes to the glitz of Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:51PM
Thursday, April 16, 2020

De Blasio’s New Budget Could Decimate New York Theaters Already Reeling From Pandemic by Lee Seymour

The new budget would cut $75 million from cultural institutions, including hundreds of theaters that employ thousands of workers - with no box office revenue during the pandemic.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:40PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Broadway Extends Shutdown As Awards Season Goes Digital by Lee Seymour

The industry is in an excruciating status - but some organizations are transmuting their usual accolades into emergency relief.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:41PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tony Awards Postponed As Coronavirus Imperils Broadway by Lee Seymour

Broadway's biggest night is officially in limbo. Producers are canceling and delaying multiple productions that might have competed.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:44PM
Friday, March 13, 2020

Broadway Community Braces For Fallout After Coronavirus Shutdown by Lee Seymour

New York's marquee industry is set to lose over $100 million as thousands of jobs evaporate.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:02AM

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