TodayTix Acquires Review Aggregator Website Show-Score
TodayTix, a producer-backed ticket resale operation focusing on theatrical performances in New York and 16 other cities, acquired theater review aggregator Show-Score. The transaction was completed this month, but the integration is expected to begin in September, with theater largely shut down across the globe due to the coronavirus... Read more
Hamilton in California, Maroon 5 in New York Headline Tickets on Sale
Fresh off the original Broadway production’s Disney+ debut, tickets to the touring company of Hamilton at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatree will be up for grabs, for shows beginning in April of next year. Nearly 200 performances are available for purchase, with dates extending into December of next year. Other highlights... Read more
UK Authorities Plot Return of Indoor Events in August
Live audiences will be allowed to return to events held indoors, including concerts and theatre performances, according to an announcement this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The shift is part of a larger shift in lockdown rules in the country, which is seeking to give greater authority to... 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
Cirque du Soleil Files for Bankruptcy, Lays Off 3,480 Workers
Cirque du Soleil is filing for bankruptcy protection, and will lay off 3,480 workers as part of an attempt to restructure its business to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization is headquartered in Montreal but runs performances in cities across the globe. According to Fast Company, it’s initial filing... Read more
Jen Kramer at Westgate Headlines Upcoming Ticket Onsales
A slew of dates from magician Jen Kramer in the cabaret at Las Vegas’ Westgate headlines the tickets on sale this week, as the Yale alumna and onetime guest on Penn & Teller: Fool Us reopens the room as July begins. The show, featuring “mind-boggling magic and mentalism, comedy,... Read more
Jackman-Led Music Man Revival Postponed to April 2021
With Broadway expected to soon announce it would continue its Covid-19-related shutdown through at least the end of the year, an anticipated revival of The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster has seen its opening postponed to April 2021. “Performing on Broadway is a great honor for... Read more
StubHub Refund Policy Change May Run Afoul of Massachusetts Law
StubHub’s Covid-19 policy shift against allowing refunds for cancelled events may run afoul of Massachusetts law, according to consumer rights activists. More than 100 consumer complaints have been received in the state, according to a report by WCVB. The ticket resale marketplace changed its terms in March as thousands... Read more
Report: Broadway to Announce Extension of Closures to January
Broadway may soon extend its ongoing shutdown through the end of 2020, according to sources cited in a report posted Monday at Broadwaynews.com. Shows, halted since March due to the coronavirus, will remain closed through at least January 3, 2021, with the official announcement expected to come later this... Read more
Theater Experts Launch Think Tank Focused On Reopening Strategies
Multiple theater executives gathered together to form a “think tank,” helping others throughout the industry move forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. The think tank, formed by producer and publicist Matt Ross, is composed of three dozen theatermakers across all disciplines, as well as a team of epidemiologists from the... Read more