‘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
Box Office Sales Decrease On Broadway Following Holiday Rush
Following the holiday rush, Broadway box office sales took a slight decline last week, dropping 28 percent to $31 million, Deadline reports. Attendance reportedly dropped to 259,101, which fell 18 percent from the previous week, Deadline noted in a report from the trade group Broadway League. The show roster... Read more
Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ To Donate Funds To Australian Fire Relief
Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical, a show with ties to Australia, will hold a benefit performance and a benefit concert to raise funds for the ongoing wildfires Down Under. The benefit performance will take place on January 26 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to coincide with the nation’s Australia... Read more
Ellen DeGeneres To Produce Broadway’s ‘Last Summer At Bluefish Cove’
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, the groundbreaking play by Jane Chambers, will head to Broadway for the first time following its Off-Broadway debut in 1980. The play will be produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Lil Tomlin, Harriet Newman Leve, and Jane Wagner, with direction by Cynthia Nixon.... Read more
Fran Drescher, Rachel Bloom To Develop ‘The Nanny’ Broadway Musical
Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson are behind the creation of the Broadway musical based on their 1990s sitcom The Nanny. The project was just announced this week by producers Brian and Scott Zeilinger with direction by Marc Bruni and music by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger.... Read more
‘Hamilton’ Closes In Chicago Following $400 Million-Run
Hamilton proved to be the biggest show in Chicago, but now, after the three-year run, its closing in the city. Last night, the show closed for a sold-out performance at the CIBC Theatre, and after three years, the play officially garnered over $400 million in gross sales at the... Read more
Broadway’s ‘Love Supreme’ Aims to Curb Phone Usage With Yondr
As cellphones become more and more of a problem during live events, the Broadway show Freestyle Love Supreme is stepping up and taking action to end phone usage through the service Yondr. Yondr locks fans’ cellphones in a pouch during an event where they can only access the phone if... Read more
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Sets One-Night MSG Performance
Broadway’s To Kill A Mockingbird will set a special free one-night performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for over 18,000 public school students. The show, set to take place on February 26, 2020, will mark the first performance of a Broadway show at the legendary venue. Over... Read more
Hamilton, Elton John and Astros-Nationals Headline StubHub Year in Sales
World Series, Hamilton and Elton John Lead Lists That Highlight Top-Selling U.S. Events Across Sports, Music and Theatre SAN FRANCISCO – December 10, 2019 – StubHub, the world’s most trusted ticket marketplace, today released its fifth annual Year in Live Experiences report, highlighting the best-selling events of the year.... Read more
London Theater’s Ceiling Breaks, Falls on Audience
An audience was enjoying a show at the Piccadilly Theatre in London yesterday when part of the ceiling collapsed. Death of a Salesman, featuring U.S. actor Wendell Pierce, was playing at the venue. According to BBC, those in the audience reportedly heard “dripping sounds indicating water was coming through... Read more