PRESS RELEASE: “Live Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino Announce Naming Agreement for New York’s Broadway Theatre – ‘Foxwoods Theatre'” NEW YORK, NY (BUSINESS WIRE) August 9, 2010 – Foxwoods Resort Casino, the East Coast’s premier resort casino destination, and Live Nation, the world’s largest live music company, today announced... Read more
To avoid the frowned-upon practice of reselling free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park, some enterprising New York City scalpers have decided to instead sell their spots in the long lines for the free tickets. According to a report in the New York Daily News, “line sitters” have been... Read more
The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the nation’s most renowned classical music symphonies, is suffering with a financial crisis exacerbated by slow ticket sales. According to the New York Times, the orchestra had a $3.2 million deficit in 2009, and it projects a possible deficit of more than twice that... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “YESpay and Spektrix work together to support theatre ticketing in the UK” London, ENG (YESpay, Spektrix) 8 February 2010 – Theatres and other arts venues are increasingly deciding to move away from traditional, locally hosted ticketing and payment solutions by outsourcing their payment processing services and moving... Read more
(This story was updated Tuesday, January 19, at 12:22pm) Musicians with the Cleveland Orchestra went on strike Monday to protest pay cuts and other contractual issues, but the group reached a tentative agreement by Tuesday morning. Terms of the new labor agreement were not disclosed. The dispute arose as... Read more
Ticket prices for cultural arts events have grown too expensive, and producers must find creative ways to lower them, according to Michael Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In a piece published by the Huffington Post, Kaiser laments that too many people are... Read more
Britain’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is investigating Ambassador Theatre Group’s (ATG) recent acquisition of venues previously owned by Live Nation, with the aim of clarifying whether or not the deal may interfere with competition in the live events industry. OFT has charged ATG with “initial undertakings,” forcing the... Read more
The arts landscape promises to change with the first installment by Hear-Arts, a new arts collective in the greater L.A. area. The event, which occurred throughout the day and evening on Saturday, November 21, included music, contemporary art for viewing and purchase, and opportunities to create one’s own masterpiece... Read more
After a public spat involving two estimable performers and their similarly named Broadway solo shows, it now turns out that the recent war of words was probably nothing more than a good, old fashioned publicity stunt. Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein first squared off when it was reported that... Read more
Apparently, the big, green guy just couldn’t scare up enough ticket sales. Just over a year into its run, Shrek the Musical will close on January 3, according to Variety. Expectations for the family friendly musical were high, and to date it has grossed nearly $40 million. But, attendance... Read more