All stories by Lee Seymour on BroadwayStars

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.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Warning Signs At Broadway Box Office As Coronavirus Looms by Lee Seymour

While the industry has held firm so far, data points to a tough spring ahead—especially if tourists decide to stay away from New York.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

‘West Side Story’ Soars After Bumpy Opening; Broadway Box Office Continues To Slide by Lee Seymour

Critics and protests haven't dented the box office at 'West Side Story' - but the rest of the industry is in a rut, waiting for awards season to start.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

‘Six’ Joins Broadway’s Millionaire Club; Industry Box Office Sinks by Lee Seymour

The new musical is making good on the buzz, while the jury is still out on Bob Dylan's Broadway bow.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Broadway Box Office Soars; ‘Six’ Reigns Supreme; ‘West Side’ Rumbles by Lee Seymour

The buzzy London import 'Six' started strong, David Byrne closed on a high note, and 'West Side Story' is bracing for protests.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

For ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Producer Vivek Tiwary, Professional Is Personal by Lee Seymour

One of only two Asian lead producers on Broadway, Vivek Tiwary has a fanboy's passion and an immigrant's drive to get the job done.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

‘Paddington’ Is Latest Addition To Rockefeller Theater Roster by Lee Seymour

Jonathan Rockefeller has built a burgeoning theatrical empire on nostalgic properties, aimed at children who've never been to the theater.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Broadway Box Office Plummets As January Scaries Settle In by Lee Seymour

Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest show closed in profit, but it was slim pickings elsewhere, with the Rialto on the edge of a deep slump.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

David Byrne And Beetlejuice Break More Records As Broadway Stems Box Office Bleeding by Lee Seymour

A holiday slump didn't stop the billion-dollar industry from having the most lucrative start to a new year in history.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Best Theater Of 2019: Broadway And Beyond by Lee Seymour

An uneven slate of shows reflected the unsteady state of America's culture writ large, making for a wild, unpredictable year on stage.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Broken Records Abound At Broadway Box Office - But Year Closes On A Diminished Note Overall by Lee Seymour

The billion-dollar industry closed out the year in sterling, if not historic, fashion.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Broadway Box Office Bounces Ahead Of Christmas: ‘Beetlejuice’ Digs In, ‘West Side Story’ Soars by Lee Seymour

The spooky musical has had an astonishing turnaround, and West Side's revival weathered a backlash over sexual misconduct.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Plays Soar, Musicals Slump At Broadway Box Office—And The Temptations Break Record by Lee Seymour

Harry Connick Jr. also had a great return to form with his tribute show, and David Bryne's 'American Utopia' had its best week to date.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Thanksgiving Boosts Broadway Box Office; Tina Turner, Beetlejuice Break Records by Lee Seymour

The holiday week began Broadway's most lucrative stretch of the year - good news after months of under-performing material.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

David Byrne Has A Giant Broadway Hit On His Hands; Others Aren’t So Lucky by Lee Seymour

"American Utopia" has legs while "Frozen," "Harry Potter" and other giant brands seem to be collapsing in slow motion.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Tina Turner Is Worth $1 Million On Broadway; Harry Potter Is Wavering by Lee Seymour

Turner's show is a hit while Potter is facing a surprisingly narrow road to profit, alongside his YA bro Percy Jackson.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Broadway Box Office Soars; Broken Records Abound by Lee Seymour

After a flat September, Broadway rebounded over the holiday weekend with its best numbers since June.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Producer Jesse Murphy Is Shaking Up Showbiz - Starting With Gary Busey by Lee Seymour

Murphy is running Busey's musical stage debut, while planning to upend Hollywood's financial structure.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal Leads ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ To Recoupment On Broadway by Lee Seymour

After starring in one of the year’s highest grossing films, Jake Gyllenhaal can add another feather to his showbiz cap.

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Broadway Improv Show ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Has More Than Yuks On Its Mind by Lee Seymour

The team behind 'Hamilton' is back on Broadway with a new show - so new, in fact, that it is completely different each night.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Race, Rihanna, And Box Office Drama: SLAVE PLAY Is Heating Up Broadway by Lee Seymour

Broadway's most controversial show has all the makings of a disruptive hit, garnering flak and praise from all corners of the industry.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Tom Hiddleston Is Selling Just Fine On Broadway As Industry Slows by Lee Seymour

Tom Hiddleston's Broadway bow is selling well, but not spectacularly. And a raft of buzzy shows are on the horizon.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Broadway's 'Constitution' Breaks Record As Box Office Plummets by Lee Seymour

Heidi Schreck's landmark play is proof that politics and theater can be a potent (and profitable) combo.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Patrick Stewart, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury Join Roster Of Broadway Streaming Platform by Lee Seymour

The platform has a library of over 250 classic shows, and recently invested millions in bespoke recording equipment for preserving new ventures.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal, Barry Manilow Attempt To Fill Dave Chappelle's Broadway Shoes by Lee Seymour

Chappelle made $3 million in his Broadway debut, off just 10 performances. Can Gyllenhaal and Manilow pull the same numbers?

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Faye Dunaway's Abuse Allegations Complicate Her Reputation As 'Difficult' by Lee Seymour

The Oscar winner was fired from her Broadway-bound show 'Tea at Five,' after anonymous reports of harassment in Boston.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Dave Chappelle Is Worth $1 Million On Broadway As Biz Recovers From Blackout by Lee Seymour

Chappelle wrapped $1.43 million over just four nights, setting the stage for truly eye-watering numbers next week.

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Amid Trump Turmoil, Political Broadway Hit 'What The Constitution Means To Me' Turns Profit by Lee Seymour

It is hard to overstate the importance of the show's success - both for Broadway and America's national identity.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Broadway Investors Set To Lose $100 Million As A Dozen Shows Close by Lee Seymour

All told, 16 shows are set to close between the Tony Awards and Labor Day. What happened?

Linked From Forbes at 01:25PM

All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre