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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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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Lawsuit Threatens Anastasia's Broadway Debut by Marc Hershberg

Terrence McNally and the producers of 'Anastasia' have been sued for copyright infringement.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Creators of JERSEY BOYS Found Liable for Copyright Infringement by Marc Hershberg

A federal jury returned a verdict that director Des McAnuff and writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice had copied substantial portions of another work without permission when writing the s…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Broadway League Elects Disney's Schumacher As Its Next Chairman by Marc Hershberg

The executive committee of the Broadway League elected Thomas Schumacher, the president of Disney Theatrical Group, to serve as its next chairman.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Audra McDonald Stars in New Lawsuit by Marc Hershberg

'Shuffle Along' sued its insurer, Lloyd's of London, for refusing to cover losses stemming from the pregnancy of its star, Audra McDonald.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Barriers Fall For Broadway Investing by Marc Hershberg

Introducing eager backers to attractive investment opportunities on Broadway, an innovative organization named 42nd.club aims to bulldoze the barriers to entry. It allows accredited investor…

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