Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New York State passes bill requiring more transparency from ticket resellers by Caitlin Huston

The New York State Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that takes aim at ticket resellers.  The legislation, which has been supported by the Broadway League and its members, will require ti…

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‘Lifespan of a Fact’ to feature Broadway’s first all-female design team by Caitlin Huston

“Lifespan of a Fact” will feature Broadway’s first all-female design team for its production opening this fall. Assembled by director Leigh Silverman, the play will include scenic desi…

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Broadway industry members team up to open new rehearsal space in Manhattan by Caitlin Huston

Broadway industry members plan to open a new studio space in 2019, which will include the largest rehearsal studios in Manhattan.  The studios, which are meant for rehearsals, auditions and…

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Broadway League to hold sexual harassment training ahead of legislation by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League is hosting its first training on sexual harassment later this month, ahead of New York city and state legislation that will require producers and other employers to enact…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Michael Jackson musical slated for 2020 Broadway premiere by Caitlin Huston

The Michael Jackson estate and Columbia Live Stage are developing a stage musical about Jackson’s life. The musical will feature a book by Lynn Nottage, who is also writing the book fo…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ken Davenport sells group sales business to John Gore Organization by Caitlin Huston

Producer Ken Davenport has sold his group sales business, Your Broadway Genius, to the John Gore Organization’s Group Sales Box Office. Stephanie Lee, president and chief executive of Grou…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dramatists Guild calls out CBS for not airing playwrights during the Tonys by Caitlin Huston

The Dramatists Guild penned an open letter to Les Moonves, chief executive of CBS, speaking out against the lack of representation of playwrights, composers and lyricists on the Tony Awards …

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‘Once on This Island’ wins Equity’s outstanding chorus award by Caitlin Huston

Coming off of its Tony win for best revival of a musical, “Once on This Island” is receiving more acclaim. Actors’ Equity Association has chosen “Once of This Island&…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Opinion: Raise a glass to the Tony voters by Jeremy Gerard

Some praise is due the 850-plus Tony voters, a group more maligned than any industry group outside of the Golden Globes. They violate Tony rules by voting in categories in which they haven…

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After the Tonys, the theater community goes to Israel by Caitlin Huston

For the past 30 years, members of the theater community have attended the Tony Awards and then, win or lose, set off on a nine-day trip to Israel. “The joke is most people lose so they’r…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

‘Kiss Me, Kate’ sets dates for Studio 54 by Caitlin Huston

Starring Kelli O’Hara, “Kiss Me, Kate” will begin previews in February at Studio 54. The Roundabout Theatre Company production will start performances on Feb. 14, 2019, wit…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

‘The Band’s Visit’ sweeps the 2018 Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

“The Band’s Visit” swept the Tony Awards Sunday night, taking home the big prize for best musical, as well as best director, best score and the two leading acting awards f…

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2018 Tony Awards Press Room Live Blog by Caitlin Huston

The 72nd annual Tony Awards take place Sunday night at 8 p.m. Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles will host the show at Radio City Music Hall, where we can expect performances from all nominated …

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Friday, June 8, 2018

There’s the investment, then there’s the cost of the Tonys by Caitlin Huston

Going to the Tony Awards could cost some attendees up to $4,000, and that’s not counting the hundreds of thousands of dollars it took to get there. These are the costs that many co-produce…

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Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale to star in ‘American Son’ this fall by Caitlin Huston

Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale will star in the Broadway premiere of “American Son” this fall. Kenny Leon will direct the play, written by Christopher Demos-Brown. “…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Opinion: It’s time to break out of the confines of Broadway by Jeremy Gerard

The Tony Awards on Sunday are sure to paint a happy face on the Broadway season that just concluded with record high ticket sales of $1.7 billion and branded shows that will look to viewers …

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bruce Springsteen will perform at the Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

Bruce Springsteen will perform at the Tony Awards on Sunday, the  show announced Wednesday. In addition to performing, Springsteen will receive a special Tony Award for his ongoing show, …

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Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale to star in ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ by Caitlin Huston

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale will star in the world premiere of the play “The Lifespan of a Fact” this fall. The play, written by Jeremy Kareken and David M…

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With vocal rest and vitamins, Tony nominees near their end goal by Caitlin Huston

After close to six weeks of working the Tony Awards circuit, nominees can see an end in sight. At the Tony Honors party Monday night, one of the last major events before the awards show itse…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Music Theatre International secures licensing rights to ‘Waitress’ by Caitlin Huston

Music Theatre International has acquired the licensing rights to “Waitress.” The musical, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April …

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Opinion: A radical proposal for Broadway plays by Janice C. Simpson

If you judged the state of playwriting by this year’s Tony nominations for best play, you might think some unidentified virus had wiped out a generation of American writers. Three of t…

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Tony honorees shine a spotlight on behind-the-scenes crafts by Caitlin Huston

A few behind-the-scenes members of the Broadway community took a brief pause from work Monday night to celebrate their Tony Honors. At the Tony Awards Honors cocktail party, New York Times …

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Broadway casting directors and League work toward settlement by Caitlin Huston

Broadway casting directors and the Broadway League have made “significant progress” toward a settlement in the lawsuit concerning the unionization of the casting directors. In a …

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What it takes to put on the Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

After more than 15 years producing the Tony Awards, Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss have learned the tips and tricks of putting on the show at Radio City Music Hall. One trick: adding a false…

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

‘SpongeBob’ wins big at Drama Desk Awards by Caitlin Huston

“SpongeBob SquarePants” won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Sunday night, with its director Tina Landau, star Ethan Slater and supporting actor Gavin Lee also taking…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

‘Three Tall Women’ to add one more performance before end of run by Caitlin Huston

“Three Tall Women” has added an additional performance before the show ends its limited run on June 24. The show announced that it will now add an evening show at 7 p.m. on June …

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Review: ‘The Boys in the Band’ still resonates beneath the laughs by Charles Isherwood

“Thanks for the laughs,” says Harold, whose disorderly birthday celebration is the occasion on which the men in “The Boys in the Band” gather for an evening of cutting barbs, bottoml…

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Parkland drama teacher to receive Tony Award for excellence in theater education by Caitlin Huston

Melody Herzfeld, director of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama Department, will receive a Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education Award. Herzfeld has been working at Sto…

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‘The Band’s Visit’ to launch national tour in June 2019 by Caitlin Huston

“The Band’s Visit” will launch a national tour next summer, beginning in Providence, Rhode Island. The Providence stop will take place in June 2019. Exact dates and more ci…

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How ‘Mean Girls’ and more are leaning into video design by Caitlin Huston

In “Mean Girls,” a large white wall can instantly transform from an African savanna to the hallway of a suburban American high school and then to a visualization of the world of social m…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

‘Escape to Margaritaville’ to play final performance on July 1 by Caitlin Huston

“Escape to Margaritaville” will play its final performance on July 1, after 29 preview and 124 regular performances. The musical, which was produced by Frank Marshall, Mindy Ri…

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