The musical “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark,” which was scheduled for previews in February 2010, has been delayed due to budget woes, according to a story in the New York Times. With production costs reportedly slated to be upwards of $40 million, the expensive musical has been halted due... Read more
As Broadway and other theaters face the current recession, shows are more than willing to discount tickets, as the New York Times reported this week. The publication outlined several deals on theater tickets, including more than 100 seats for $25 each for the upcoming production of Hamlet with Jude... Read more
Garth Drabinsky and his business partner Myron Gottlieb, the principals behind the bankrupt Broadway production company Livent, were both sentenced to several years in prison for their roles in a massive accounting and fraud scheme that reportedly bilked theater investors of hundreds of millions of dollars, according to Reuters.... Read more
I’ve written about Vegas before, having spent several months working there as the Company Manager of Chicago at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, and having spent many hours there hunched over a poker table. I like Vegas. Where else can you stare at a beautiful nature-made mountainscape in... Read more
This past week’s $20,084,191 in ticket sales is a sizeable gain over the previous week’s report of just $18,757,116 and an increase over the same week last season of $20,070,225. Attendance for the week was at 90.68 percent capacity with 225,754 patrons. Of the 24 productions currently on Broadway,... Read more
Box office plunged over the Independence Day weekend, giving way to fireworks and feasts, racking up just $18,757,116 compared to the previous week’s $21,461,020. That does not compare well to the same week last year of $20,545,154. Undoubtedly, the absence of many productions, mainly plays, that have closed over... Read more
With a drop in ticket sales in the fourth week of the new season, the 28 productions on Broadway this past week continued to post respectable returns, $20,838,040 compared to last week’s $22,160,990. Six shows reported more than a million dollars at the box office. The shows that crossed... Read more
What deep, rich voice and commanding presence gets your attention across the spectrum from Star Trek to Shakespeare? If you said the voice and presence belonging to Patrick Stewart, you’d be in agreement with a lot of fans. Now he brings those marvelously attractive qualities to the footlights of... Read more
Passing Strange, a new musical that debuted on Broadway Feb. 28 at the Belasco Theatre, is a hybrid: a rock comedy musical. Taking its inspiration from the punk rock movement of the 70s, the loosely autobiographical story centers on the life of 45-year-old Stew and his alter-ego “Young Stew.... Read more