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Diana Broadway Musical to Premier on Netflix Due to Coronavirus
In previews when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered Broadway through at least early 2021, Diana: A New Musical will stream on Netflix prior to its official opening, producers confirmed this week. Plans are to record a performance at New York’s Longacre Theater with no audience in September. “We speak for... Read more
Hamilton Set to Hit Disney+ Streams With Friday Debut
The smash hit musical Hamilton is back – sort of. Lin Manuel Miranda’s hip hop take on the founding father, which set records on Broadway and has been a hot ticket for half a decade, is premiering on Disney+ Friday – the eve of Independence Day. Paid subscribers are... Read more
Survey Shows Americans Cautious To Attend Live Events Without Vaccine
Although music fans are craving live events now more than ever, fewer than half of Americans plan to go to sports events, concerts, movies, and amusement parks when they reopen to the public without a proven coronavirus vaccine, according to a new opinion poll reported by Reuteres/Ipsos. The poll... Read more
Hamilton Headed to Cinemas With Original Broadway Cast
The days of spending hundreds of dollars to see Hamilton will soon be over. Well, sort of. The Broadway juggernaut will make its way to the big screen in 2021, but with a twist. Rather than a scripted film adaptation, the upcoming Hamilton movie will feature the show’s original... Read more
‘Karate Kid’ Musical To Be Developed For Broadway
Following the highly successful film, “The Karate Kid” is slated to hit the Broadway stage. The movie, which was released in 1984, was written by Robert Mark Kamen and featured actors Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, and Elizabeth Shue. Kamen, who will write the book for the Broadway show, released... Read more
Mandy Moore Returns To Music With New Record, 2020 Tour
Singer and actress Mandy Moore hasn’t toured in over a decade, but now, she’s making a return to the music scene with a 2020 North American tour. “It’s been over a decade since I’ve hit the road but I am thrilled to put together an intimate, elevated evening of... Read more
Legendary Actress, Musician Doris Day Dies at 97
Doris Day, the legendary 97-year-old actress and singer, has died this morning at her home in Carmel Valley, California, the Doris Day Animal Foundation announced. According to The Associated Press, she was surrounded by her close friends when she died. “Day had been in excellent physical health for her... Read more
Flyers With Swastikas Were Dropped By A Drone Outside An Ariana Grande Show
Over the weekend, students at Sacramento State University became concerned after a drone dropped flyers with swastikas and anti-media messages on them outside an Ariana Grande concert and on the school’s grounds. The school’s newspaper, The State Hornet, reported that the flyers said “the press is the enemy” and... Read more
Communities Across Nation Offer Free Tickets To Furloughed Workers
Free tickets to events across the country are being offered to furloughed workers after the ongoing government shutdown has left more than 800,000 people without a paycheck. The shutdown was issued on December 22, 2018, and is now officially the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Across the country,... Read more
Wakeman: Pricing and Taylor Swift’s Latest Bit of Bad Press
I was flipping through ticket Twitter yesterday and saw another story about Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour. I wrote a week or so ago about all the challenges that this kind of stuff presents to the industry, but it seems that this Taylor Swift tour is shaping up to have any number of unintended... Read more