‘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
Broadway Star Lea Salonga Plots 2020 North American Tour
The Tony Award winning actress Lea Salonga is heading out on a North American tour this spring in support of some new music. The tour will kick-off in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 3 and 4, followed by gigs in Vancouver, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Lancaster. She’s also slated to appear... 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
‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ Leads Friday Onsales
Pulitzer Prize-finalist What the Constitution Means to Me will release tickets to its Chicago run on Friday. The play wrapped up its Broadway stay in August and earned critical acclaim. What the Constitution Means to Me will spend March and April at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse with Maria Dizzia (Orange... Read more
Theatergoers’ Guide To Shows Opening On Broadway In 2020
It’s officially 2020, which means a handful of shows are heading to Broadway this year. Over the past year, dozens of records were broken on the Great White Way. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hit the stage, dominating sales with over $2 million and becoming the top-grossing play... 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