Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Belated, Bifurcated, Bungled: The Sad, Strange State Of The 2021 Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

Broadway may be open for business, but plans for its biggest night are in rough shape.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:58AM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Viola Davis And Xernona Clayton Join Maya Soetoro In An Epic And Free Virtual Summit For Peace by Jeryl Brunner

Through The Peace Studio, Maya Soetoro hopes to help journalists and artists understand the key role they play in creating social movements and building empathy, especially in a chaotic worl…

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:35PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Broadway Is Back! Here’s Every Show Currently Running As New York Reopens by Lee Seymour

Three dozen plays and musicals are slated to play Broadway theaters in the coming weeks. Vaccines and masks are required for entry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:16PM
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
Saturday, September 11, 2021

For Decades She Has Helped Nurture The Careers Of World-Famous Comics by Jeryl Brunner

Meet New York City comedy legend Gladys Simon

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:26PM
Friday, September 3, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021

While Fighting For Her Life, She Is Determined To Help Others Who Are Dealing With Kidney Failure by Jeryl Brunner

Despite dealing with her own kidney dialysis, Niesha Neal is devoted to giving voice to the voiceless

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:34PM
Sunday, August 22, 2021

For The First Time In 65 Years, Camille A. Brown Will Be The First Black Woman To Direct And Choreograph A Broadway Show by Jeryl Brunner

This visionary artist will direct and choreograph For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf on Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:44AM
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
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Waitress Returns To Broadway Next Month Starring Sara Bareilles by Jeryl Brunner

The first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots will be back on Broadway this September to January. For a limited time Sara Bareilles stars in th…

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:07AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

A New Documentary About How Theater Thrived During The Pandemic Has Two Powerhouse Women Directing And Producing by Jeryl Brunner

The Broadway community joined together to celebrate The Show Must Go On. The new documentary tells the story about how theater managed to stayed alive.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:48AM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ Replaces Star Who Resigned To Protest Industry Abuse by Lee Seymour

Natalie Mendoza will take the lead, after Karen Olivo departed in the wake of alleged abuse by disgraced producer Scott Rudin.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:51PM
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Broadway League And Actors’ Union Set Terms For Required Employee Vaccines by Lee Seymour

Unionized employees will need to be vaccinated in order to work Broadway contracts - part of a sweeping array of COVID policies in the entertainment industry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:47PM

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

California Venues, Including ‘Hamilton’ Home, Will Require Vaccines For Audiences by Lee Seymour

As the Delta COVID variant sweeps across the country, entertainment providers are ditching wishful thinking for practical solutions.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:04PM
Friday, July 30, 2021

All Broadway Shows Will Require Audiences To Be Vaccinated And Masked by Lee Seymour

The requirements will be in place through at least October, when almost three dozen shows will have resumed performances.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:35PM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Is Dead At 46, Leaving Legacy Of Seminal Metal Music by Lee Seymour

With Jordison behind the drums, Slipknot became one of the world's best-selling metal acts, proving the commercial appeal of extreme music.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:12PM
Sunday, July 25, 2021

Despite Tragedy And Setbacks These Entrepreneurs Created An Epic Event For Fans Of Made-For-TV And Holiday Movies by Jeryl Brunner

Meet The Creators Of RomaDrama Live!, Gabrielle Graf Palmer and Sara Lunsford

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:27PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

From Michael Jackson To ‘The Music Man’ - Here’s Every New Show Coming To Broadway When It Reopens by Lee Seymour

Spirits are high, with a record number of Black playwrights making debuts. But much remains uncertain with Delta looming.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:16PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

She Is A Key Voice In One Of Puerto Rico’s Most Visionary Museums by Jeryl Brunner

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico works closely with underserved communities to help bring their stories to light.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:38PM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Yale Drama School Will Eliminate Tuition After $150 Million Gift From David Geffen by Lee Seymour

The gift will likely have a major impact on the theatre industry's talent pipeline, which has long been burdened by debt.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:18PM

The Pioneering Show ‘Hadestown’ Breaks Records For Women by Jeryl Brunner

Meet Anaïs Mitchell, the singer-songwriter and creative force who wrote Hadestown. In addition to winning eight Tony Awards, the Broadway show is the highest-grossing musical in the history…

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:36AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Harry Potter Returns To Broadway, With A Facelift by Lee Seymour

Formerly a double bill, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will return as a single-ticket event, after a tumultuous year for creator J.K. Rowling.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:16PM
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

For Decades, This Nutrition Scientist And Marketing Guru Has Inspired Millions To Change Misperceptions by Jeryl Brunner

Tia Rains is devoted to educating people about the food they eat. She is crusading to change the perception of monosodium glutamate, better known as “MSG.”

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:26AM
Saturday, June 26, 2021

It’s Never Too Late To Reunite With Your Dream. Just Ask This 77-Year-Old Ballroom Dance Champion by Jeryl Brunner

Liana Munro began performing in ballroom competitions in her sixties. She remains unstoppable.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:04PM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

She Helps Singers Find Their Voice And Get Broadway Gigs by Jeryl Brunner

Meet beloved Broadway vocal coach Tracey Grimaldi

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:03PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

In Her New Podcast Marlo Thomas Gets Candid About Relationships by Jeryl Brunner

Get to know the podcast Double Date with Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:54PM
Friday, June 11, 2021

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sets Broadway Return, Sans Alleged Abusive Producer by Lee Seymour

Producer Scott Rudin will no longer manage the hit play, after a series of reports alleged decades of abusive behavior.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:22PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Bruce Springsteen Returns To Broadway - With A Vaccine Mandate by Lee Seymour

Springsteen will be the first act to play a Broadway house at full capacity since March 2020.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:56PM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
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