All stories by Marc Hershberg on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

New Program Plans To Put Money Into Broadway Investors’ Pockets by Marc Hershberg

Similar to how loans are issued against film and television tax credits, Blue Fox Financing and Runyonland Productions will soon issue loans against theatre tax credits.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:00AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Las Vegas Show Sues Michael Jackson Estate Over Broadway Show Logo by Marc Hershberg

Michael Jackson’s estate is asking the man in the mirror to change his ways.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:37PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Rule Reversal Opens Up Opportunities To Theatre Investors by Marc Hershberg

West End theatre producers can put on a happy face.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:00PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Broadway Gossip Travels Long Distance by Marc Hershberg

Broadway’s biggest gossiper brings "remote work" to a whole new level.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:00AM
Friday, February 9, 2024

Commercial Transfer Of Best-Selling Broadway Play Prompts Questions by Marc Hershberg

Branden Jacobs-Jenkin’s acclaimed play about a family returning to their late father’s home will soon be switching houses.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:02PM
Sunday, January 7, 2024

New App Allows Broadway Theatergoers To Find Last-Minute Deals by Marc Hershberg

Broadway has a new marketplace for selling last-minute tickets.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:00PM
Saturday, December 16, 2023

Congestion Pricing Could Curb Broadway’s Comeback by Marc Hershberg

Congestion pricing might be another speed bump in Broadway’s road to recovery.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:00AM
Sunday, December 10, 2023

Broadway Producers Plan To Convert Church Into Theater by Marc Hershberg

The Limelight church will be getting some new spotlights.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:00AM
Monday, November 27, 2023

Bar Brawl Spills Into Court As Broadway Theaters Signal Last Call by Marc Hershberg

Jujamcyn Theaters’ relationship with Sweet Hospitality Group has soured.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:00PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Cut To Streaming Royalties Could Impact Broadway Cast Recordings by Marc Hershberg

Starting in January, the music streaming platform Spotify will no longer pay royalties on any songs played less than 1,000 times in a year.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:00AM
Monday, October 16, 2023

New Rule Requires Broadway Scalpers to Reveal Sales by Marc Hershberg

A new rule requires resale ticket platforms to report any users who made more than $600 from selling tickets in 2023 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:00PM
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Broadway League Elects New Chair by Marc Hershberg

The Broadway League has some new top brass.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:00AM
Sunday, September 17, 2023

Broadway Ticketing Wars Heat Up As Nederlander Nixes Ticketmaster by Marc Hershberg

After more than two decades, the Nederlander Organization has decided to part ways with Ticketmaster and launch its own ticketing platform.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:00PM
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

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards