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
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Broadway To Reopen Even Earlier With New Play ‘Pass Over’ by Lee Seymour

The new play will open August 4, and is poised to make meaningful headway in the industry's reckoning on racial inequity.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:51PM
Monday, May 31, 2021

The Sisterhood Of Two Broadway Golden Voices by Jeryl Brunner

Best friends Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert birthed a moving celebration of women with their album "All the Girls."

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:46PM
Saturday, May 29, 2021

Not Only Is This Actress On ‘Atypical,’ She Creates Game Changing Courses Helping Thousands Of Creatives by Jeryl Brunner

Using all her knowledge and inner work, actress Wendy Braun created ActorInspiration.com to empower artists around the world to overcome obstacles, discover dreams and thrive.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:07PM
Thursday, May 27, 2021

This Talented Blacksmith Is Devoted To Amplifying Women’s Voices In Her Craft by Jeryl Brunner

Meet iron woman and award winning blacksmith Annie Cole Arthur.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:45PM

Broadway-Aimed Britney Spears Musical Sets D.C. Premiere by Lee Seymour

'Once Upon A One More Time' aims to subvert traditional fairytales in a post-MeToo world.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:55PM

Broadway’s Tony Awards Are Finally Happening - Behind A Paywall by Lee Seymour

Broadway's biggest night will return in a new, multi-platform structure on September 26.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:25AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

This Scientist Is Determined To Get Women Juiced About STEM Careers by Jeryl Brunner

Meet Paula Mabee, Chief Scientist and Observatory Director for the National Ecological Observatory Network.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:02AM
Sunday, May 23, 2021

This Casting Director Is Devoted To Help Change Who Gets To Tell Stories by Jeryl Brunner

Meet Erica Jensen, a partner with the casting team Calleri Jensen Davis. The agency has won 15 Artios awards for casting excellence.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:46PM
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
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

From ‘Hamilton’ To Hugh Jackman, Here’s Every Show Returning To Broadway by Lee Seymour

Broadway is (coming) back! Here's a list of every show that's officially confirmed a return to the Rialto.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:39PM
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

She Makes Her Living Doing The Thing She Loves Most: Reading Books by Jeryl Brunner

Sarah Gelman followed her lifelong passion and became Editorial Director for Amazon Books

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:25PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

‘We’re Not Going Back’: Inside Broadway’s Racial Reckoning by Lee Seymour

As Broadway looks toward an autumn reopening, workers fear returning to a "normal" built on centuries of inequity.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:37PM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54