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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Broadway Star Sues Newspaper For Defamation by Marc Hershberg

Laura Osnes, star of "Bandstand," might soon take the witness stand.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:10PM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Broadway Theater Owners Stand To Make Less Of A Windfall After Zoning Rule Change by Marc Hershberg

The New York City Planning Commission quietly adopted the new contribution rate.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:47PM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’ Is The Odds-On Favorite To Win Big At The Tony Awards by Marc Hershberg

The smart money is on 'A Strange Loop' hitting the jackpot at the Tony Awards.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:31PM
Sunday, May 15, 2022

New Filing Suggests A Shortcut To Becoming A Tony-Nominated Producer by Marc Hershberg

Last week, the producers of the Broadway musical Paradise Square filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to increase its initial capitalization costs from $13.5 mill…

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:10PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

New Book Reveals How Broadway Producers Greased The Way For ‘Grease’ To Become A Success by Marc Hershberg

In a forthcoming book, the original producer Ken Waissman reveals a ruse he came up with to save the show from shutting before ever making it to Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:09PM
Monday, March 28, 2022

Federal Government’s Crackdown On Broadway Ticket Service Fees Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be by Marc Hershberg

The road to removing services fees on Broadway tickets is not as straightforward as might seem.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:00PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Music Men Sue ‘The Music Man’ After Their Broadway Dreams Are Dashed by Marc Hershberg

The producers of 'The Music Man' have been sued for breach of contract after recasting a barbershop quartet.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:32PM
Monday, January 24, 2022

New Law Could Reduce Pay Inequity On Broadway by Marc Hershberg

The curtain will soon be lifted on the salaries of Broadway jobs.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:25PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Following Report, Theater Changes Tune On ‘West Side Story’ Sequel by Marc Hershberg

Somewhere there is a place for a sequel to 'West Side Story', but it will not be at Long Wharf Theatre.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:45AM
Sunday, December 19, 2021

‘West Side Story’ Sequel In The Works As Ethnic Groups Reclaim Their Stories by Marc Hershberg

Long Wharf Theatre has commissioned a sequel to the beloved Broadway musical 'West Side Story'.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:36PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

‘Waitress’ Producers Adapting Landmark Latinx Film Into Broadway Musical by Marc Hershberg

An award-winning film about life in the barrio soon be breaking barriers on Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:31PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Broadway’s Biggest Licensing Firm Could Be Put Up For Sale by Marc Hershberg

Broadway’s largest licensing house could soon be put up for sale.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:48PM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Broadway Theater Owner Floating On Air After Record-Breaking Deal by Marc Hershberg

The Shubert Organization recently agreed to sell two vacant lots and the air rights above the Imperial Theatre to Extell Development Company for $82.3 million.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:50AM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

‘Pass Over’ Might Need A Miracle To Survive by Marc Hershberg

According to several industry insiders, the first play to return to Broadway during the COVID-19 pandemic is now teetering on the brink of collapse.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:03PM
Saturday, July 31, 2021

New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On First ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Musical by Marc Hershberg

The first attempt to turn the iconic film Sunset Boulevard into a Broadway musical is finally getting a close-up.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:10PM
Monday, June 28, 2021

Politician Steps In To Save Shooting ‘Wicked’ Film In Georgia by Marc Hershberg

One political wizard worked her magic to keep the Emerald City in the Dogwood City.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:00PM
Sunday, May 16, 2021

New Bill Seeks To Shake Up Broadway Ticketing Business by Marc Hershberg

After launching an investigation into the leading ticket sellers, New York State Senator James Skoufis introduced a bill last week to transform the Broadway ticketing business.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:13PM
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Broadway Theaters Should Require Audiences To Show Proof Of Vaccinations, Doctors Order by Marc Hershberg

As Broadway producers start making plans to reopen their shows following the COVID-19 pandemic, several leading doctors recommend requiring all theatergoers to provide proof of being vaccina…

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:38PM
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Insurers Snub Broadway Shows To Create Uneven Playing Field by Marc Hershberg

As insurance companies denied insurance claims for Broadway shows like "Tina" and "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," certain shows will be put at a competitive disadvantage when Broadway r…

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:31PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tony Awards Nominees May Suffer Due To Delay In Voting by Marc Hershberg

In waiting a year after the shutdown to begin voting, Tony Awards voters might not remember the shows well enough to cast accurate votes.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:00PM
Monday, January 4, 2021

Theatre Touring Company Expands Global Footprint With Australian Acquisition by Marc Hershberg

In December, Crossroads Live acquired the Gordon Frost Organisation, one of the leading theatre production companies in Australia.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:30PM
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Renovate A Broadway Theater, Get A Green Card by Marc Hershberg

Although many tourists are not coming to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic, foreigners still have their sights set on Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:00PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

With Stages Shut, Broadway Stars Start Making House Calls by Marc Hershberg

As London's West End theaters remain shut and individuals grow tired of watching livestreamed shows during the COVID-19 pandemic, Olivier Award-winning actress Maria Friedman has launched a …

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:16PM
Friday, October 30, 2020

‘Jersey Boys’ To Return To West End As Producer Strives To Save Theatre Industry by Marc Hershberg

Jersey Boys will be working their way back to the West End.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:00AM
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Russian Sequel To Broadway Musical Raises Copyright Concerns by Marc Hershberg

Lovers of the Broadway musical 'First Date' will need to brush up on their Russian to watch the sequel.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:00AM
Monday, September 28, 2020

Theaters Could Become Acquisition Targets During Pandemic by Marc Hershberg

As theaters remain dark, there might be a game of musical chairs behind the scenes.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:30PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Insurers Battle Broadway Theater Owner Over Pandemic Payout by Marc Hershberg

The Broadway theater owner that gave a home to the original production of Spring Awakening now finds itself the victim of a rude awakening.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:51PM
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Broadway Marketers Fear TikTok Ban by Marc Hershberg

The clock is ticking for one of Broadway’s most powerful marketing tools.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:59PM
Sunday, July 12, 2020

How To Improve Diversity On Broadway by Marc Hershberg

Tax credits might help to diversify Broadway credits.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:00AM
Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Book Explores Broadway Flops by Marc Hershberg

After two decades of duds cost investors almost $200 million, a new book will explore how Broadway became a boulevard of broken dreams.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:00AM
Friday, May 29, 2020

Copyright Office Urges Congress To Curb Broadway Bootlegs by Marc Hershberg

Last week, the U. S. Copyright Office released a report urging federal legislators to change the law to better protect.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:30AM

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