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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Jimmy Buffett Kicks Back On Broadway Over Long Weekend by Lee Seymour

The king of leisure lifestyle (or at least its marketing) is setting up shop on The Great White Way with 'Escape To Margaritaville'.

Linked From Forbes at 06:14PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Backed By Red Sox Chairman, Illusionist Generates Wonder And Profit by Lee Seymour

Derek DelGaudio's hit show 'In & Of Itself' is turning magic on its head, economically and - perhaps - spiritually.

Linked From Forbes at 09:08AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

John Leguizamo's 'Latin History For Morons' Recoups Investment On Broadway by Lee Seymour

The show is the first of the season to turn a profit, and another feather in the cap of its creator.

Linked From Forbes at 12:36PM
Monday, February 5, 2018

Super Bowl Wallops Broadway Box Office, Per Tradition by Lee Seymour

Bruce Springsteen was immune to the impact, but Sara Bareilles got tackled hard.

Linked From Forbes at 04:47PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bernadette Peters Takes Over 'Hello, Dolly!': Not Bad, But Not Bette by Lee Seymour

Though numbers are down, the show is still selling well, and fans seem quite chuffed.

Linked From Forbes at 06:48AM
Monday, January 29, 2018

Grammys Boost Tony Winners, As Broadway Piggybacks On Music's Biggest Night by Lee Seymour

Ben Platt's performance was seen by some as signal to Steven Spielberg for his upcoming 'West Side Story' remake.

Linked From Forbes at 04:38PM
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Oscar Nominees Denzel Washington And Laurie Metcalf Head Back To Broadway by Lee Seymour

Veteran producer Scott Rudin is the man behind both stage endeavors, along with Best Picture nominee 'Lady Bird'.

Linked From Forbes at 11:51AM
Monday, January 22, 2018

Sara Bareilles Returns To Broadway, Beats 'Wicked' At The Box Office by Lee Seymour

The pop star's performance is a lone bright spot as the industry settles into a cold spell.

Linked From Forbes at 04:54PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Off Broadway Theater Isn't Dying - It's Evolving. And It's More Profitable Than Ever by Lee Seymour

Veteran producers are finally cracking one of New York's toughest nuts.

Linked From Forbes at 11:27AM
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bruce Springsteen Saves Broadway Box Office From Winter Freeze by Lee Seymour

Bette Midler played her final performance in 'Hello, Dolly!' too, which didn't hurt.

Linked From Forbes at 05:42PM
Monday, January 8, 2018

Broadway Shows Prepare To Close As Bomb Cyclone Kicks Off Rough Winter by Lee Seymour

Broadway's toughest month started with a bout of the flu, but sales overall stayed robust, pointing to a very green spring.

Linked From Forbes at 05:36PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Broadway Cracks Record $50 Million, But 'Hamilton' Falls Short Of Another Milestone by Lee Seymour

Though they flocked in droves, buyers were only willing to go so far past a certain pricepoint.

Linked From Forbes at 11:14PM
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Broadway Hunkers Down As It Preps For New Year's Eve Bonanza by Lee Seymour

'Hamilton' continues to break new ground as it closes in on a record $4 million week.

Linked From Forbes at 05:45PM
Monday, December 18, 2017

'Lion King' On Stage Is Making More Money For Disney Than 'Star Wars' Movies Over Last 20 Years by Lee Seymour

With over $8 billion at the global box office, 'The Lion King' musical has raked in more than every 'Star Wars' movie combined.

Linked From Forbes at 05:13PM
Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Best Theater Of 2017: Broadway And Beyond by Lee Seymour

After a banner year for industry investors, New York's quality theater output came from all corners of the biz: on Broadway and off, commercial and nonprofit.

Linked From Forbes at 05:13PM
Monday, December 11, 2017

Bruce Springsteen And Mark Rylance Are Boffo Box Office Combo by Lee Seymour

Two artists, both alike in dignity, on fair Broadway did make their scene.

Linked From Forbes at 06:26PM
Friday, December 8, 2017

Hanky Panky Lingerie CEO Tries Commercial Theater On For Size by Lee Seymour

After 40 profitable years running Hanky Panky, Lida Orzeck is taking Manhattan with the play '20th Century Blues.'

Linked From Forbes at 02:10PM
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Redefining Drag In The Age Of Trump by Lee Seymour

As RuPaul continues to make drag safe for straight audiences, the Kinsey Sicks are pushing back, bridging the gap between the AIDS crisis and the current administration.

Linked From Forbes at 02:59PM
Monday, December 4, 2017

Bette Midler's Birthday Breaks Broadway Box Office Record by Lee Seymour

As Broadway sank into its usual post-turkey torpor, its queen reigned untouched.

Linked From Forbes at 05:04PM
Friday, December 1, 2017

App Hopes To Become Uber For The Modeling Industry, Minus The Abuse by Lee Seymour

AGENT is a matchmaking app that implements a unique suite of safeguards, aiming to keep models from being harassed on the job.

Linked From Forbes at 04:17PM
Monday, November 27, 2017

Broadway Has Best Thanksgiving Ever Thanks To Midler, Hamilton, Hansen by Lee Seymour

Several house records helped the industry clear its own high bar as fans stormed the barricades in a tryptophan daze.

Linked From Forbes at 09:24PM
Monday, November 20, 2017

'The Band's Visit' Is Worth $1 Million On Broadway, Fighting Off Corporate Challengers by Lee Seymour

Big properties are collapsing under their own weight as smaller pieces take the limelight.

Linked From Forbes at 07:19PM
Monday, November 13, 2017

Amy Schumer Is An Investor's Dream In Strong Week For Women On Broadway by Lee Seymour

Uma Thurman made a splashy debut, and Bette Midler returned from vacation with a vengeance.

Linked From Forbes at 05:16PM
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr. Talks New Album, New Movie, And Resistance by Lee Seymour

What does a Tony winner do after playing the role of a lifetime?

Linked From Forbes at 07:22PM
Monday, November 6, 2017

Jason Mraz And Amy Schumer Make Splashy Broadway Debuts by Lee Seymour

Two non-Broadway names - one pop star and one comedian - blew up the Rialto's box office this week.

Linked From Forbes at 04:47PM
Monday, October 30, 2017

Can Bruce Springsteen Dethrone Hamilton As Broadway's Box Office King? by Lee Seymour

Halloween couldn't scare The Boss away from a career milestone.

Linked From Forbes at 07:38PM
Monday, October 23, 2017

The State Of Play(s) On Broadway by Lee Seymour

What does it take to make a hit in New York's toughest biz?

Linked From Forbes at 02:20PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

'The Band's Visit' Starts Strong On Broadway As Bette Midler Breaks Yet Another Record by Lee Seymour

After weeks of running the game, Ms. Midler is finally facing some competition.

Linked From Forbes at 01:20AM
Monday, October 16, 2017

'Valor' Showrunner Preps His Broadway Debut With SpongeBob SquarePants by Lee Seymour

Writer Kyle Jarrow has two wildly different properties in the oven.

Linked From Forbes at 02:58PM
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bruce Springsteen And Bette Midler Break Broadway Records by Lee Seymour

Over a lucrative holiday weekend, The Boss made one of the biggest splashes in Broadway history.

Linked From Forbes at 04:32PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Broadway's 'Come From Away' Turns Faster Profit Than 'Dear Evan Hansen' by Lee Seymour

The feel-good hit proves you don't need a Tony Award to win big.

Linked From Forbes at 06:56PM

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