‘American Utopia’ Sets Broadway Box Office Record
David Byrne’s American Utopia may be heading into its final week on Broadway, but the show set a box office record at the Hudson Theatre last week. Currently, American Utopia is running at the theater through February 16 and has only been on Broadway for a limited time. However,... Read more
Hadestown Announces Initial Dates for National Tour
Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown announced the initial batch of cities scheduled on its forthcoming national tour. The mythological musical will begin the North American tour later this year. However, the only confirmed performance dates thus far are not until 2021. San Diego’s Civic Theatre is one of the early... Read more
TodayTix Acquires Encore to Expand Reach to UK
TodayTix has acquired UK-based company Encore to expand their global reach, particularly across the theater world. The move gives TodayTix a competitive edge in London’s West End ticketing after years of rapid growth in Broadway sales. “From day one, TodayTix has been all about accessibility; we believe that when theatres... 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
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