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Friday, March 9, 2018

Musical About Two of the World's Richest Men Likely to Pay Investors Pennies on the Dollar by Marc Hershberg

Two years after Nerds failed to boot up on Broadway, some the people who worked on the show might start getting paid.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Serial Suer Targets Broadway Theaters by Marc Hershberg

While most producers struggle to break even on Broadway, one Florida attorney has figured out a sure-fire way to make money.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Great Comet to Rise Again in Tokyo by Marc Hershberg

After fizzling out on Broadway, the first international production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 will open at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre next January.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

How 'The Phantom of the Opera' Almost Never Came to Broadway by Marc Hershberg

Due to a battle over one actress, the longest-running show in Broadway history almost never came to New York.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Google Starts Vetting Broadway Ticket Resellers by Marc Hershberg

Google now requires all Broadway ticket resellers to pass an inspection before allowing them to advertise on its website.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Scott Rudin Finds Coal in His Christmas Stocking by Marc Hershberg

The University of the South sued Broadway producer Scott Rudin in federal court for breaking his promise to pay it royalties from his recent revival of The Glass Menagerie.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Resurrected Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Might Return to Broadway by Marc Hershberg

After failing to find an audience on Broadway amid cast illnesses and negative reviews in 2006, Andrew Lloyd Webber's short-lived musical "The Woman in White' is now seeking a second chance …

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

China Exporting Its First Open-Ended Musical to Broadway by Marc Hershberg

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment and a Chinese firm plan to mount the first open-ended Chinese musical on Broadway in 2019.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Building the Broadway Audience of the Future With $10 Tickets by Marc Hershberg

Following recent cuts to arts education programs across the nation, New York City public schools have added Broadway shows to their high school curriculum.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Record-Breaking Deal Clears Way for Cort Theatre Expansion by Marc Hershberg

After selling airspace for over $40 million, Shubert plans to expand the Cort Theatre.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Legal Decision Puts Broadway Theaters At Risk by Marc Hershberg

Broadway theater owners should man the barricades after a recent legal decision made them more vulnerable to disability discrimination lawsuits.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

New Program Brings Silicon Valley to Broadway by Marc Hershberg

Software executive and Broadway producer Tim Kashani created the Theater Accelerator after recognizing that the same code used to create successful Silicon Valley start-ups might also work f…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Musical Podcasts Provide A Link To Broadway's Past And Future by Marc Hershberg

The old business model of making audio musicals might appeal to modern Broadway producers.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Legal Decision Puts Elvis Resurrection in Doubt by Marc Hershberg

A federal court ordered Pulse Evolution to pay Darren Bagert for breaching their deal to develop a show featuring a hologram of Elvis Presley.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

New Broadway App Makes the Creative Process a Snap by Marc Hershberg

ProductionPro is a new platform that promises to transform the creative process on Broadway.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Great Comet Controversy Could Continue After Closing by Marc Hershberg

By backing out of his promise to perform in 'Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812,' Mandy Patinkin might have breached his contract with the producers.

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Margaritaville to Move Into Marquis Theatre by Marc Hershberg

Jimmy Buffett's new musical 'Escape to Margaritaville' will be heading to the Marquis Theatre.

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Drama Desk Awards Foreshadow Tony Award Winners by Marc Hershberg

While Broadway pundits publish their predictions for the upcoming Tony Awards, the best predictor of success might be the Drama Desk Awards.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Britney Spears Coming to Broadway? by Marc Hershberg

Britney Spears' manager met with director Jerry Mitchell to discuss turning her music catalog into a Broadway jukebox musical.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

'Hand to God' Copyright Case Appealed to Supreme Court by Marc Hershberg

The heirs of Abbott and Costello asked the Supreme Court of the United States to hear their case against the Broadway show "Hand to God" over using the "Who's on First" routine without their…

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Settlement Talks In 'Hamilton' Disabilities Lawsuit Stall by Marc Hershberg

Despite making significant progress, efforts to settle the disability lawsuit filed against 'Hamilton' have hit a bump in the road.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Garth Drabinsky: As If We've Never Said Goodbye by Marc Hershberg

While Garth Drabinsky is prepared to make his resurgent return, he might not receive a warm welcome back on Broadway.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Internet Search Would Have Revealed Past Probe into Alleged Broadway Scammer by Marc Hershberg

Simple due diligence would have revealed that one of the men accused of running the 'Hamilton' Ponzi scheme was a subject in an earlier white-collar criminal investigation.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Possible Surprise Twist In Battle Over Belasco Lighting Fixture by Marc Hershberg

The Shubert Organization sued to recover a lighting fixture stolen from its Belasco Theatre 41 years ago, but it might not be its rightful owner.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Lease Dispute Forces 'Bandstand' To Boogie To New Space by Marc Hershberg

The new musical 'Bandstand' has been forced to rehearse elsewhere after Manhattan Ballroom Dance rescinded their rental agreement.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Will Charles Isherwood Win His Case Against The New York Times? by Marc Hershberg

Theatre critic Charles Isherwood might not win back his job after being fired from The New York Times for sending personal gripes to producer Scott Rudin.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Producer Alleges Fraud After Trying to Cast Miley Cyrus, Keira Knightley and Al Pacino in Shows by Marc Hershberg

Starvox Entertainment sued June Entertainment and Rubicon Falls Entertainment,for fraud after the two firms refused to return its deposits after failing to cast Gary Oldman, Miley Cyrus, Kei…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Why Hamilton's West End Wizardry Won't Work on Broadway by Marc Hershberg

Cameron Mackintosh developed a paperless ticketing system for the London production of 'Hamilton.' But, it is unlikely that his revolutionary ticketing tactic will transfer to Broadway.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Roundabout's 'Holiday Inn' Gets a Late Christmas Gift by Marc Hershberg

The Roundabout Theatre Company will be paid to live stream its new Broadway musical 'Holiday Inn.'

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

New Claims in Audra McDonald Case by Marc Hershberg

Lawyers for Lloyd's of London claim that Audra McDonald failed to disclose her pregnancy in insurance forms.

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