Casting Controversy Brings The Great Comet to an End
A week ago, we asked “Will Patinkin Casting Row Cause “Great Comet” Flame-out?”. Now, just over a week later, Variety.com answers with their piece, “Broadway’s ‘Great Comet’ Will Close in Wake of Casting Controversy”, a resounding yes. It seems the lapse in judgement by the production team in the... Read more
Opinion: Holdbacks Should Set Springsteen-Scheniderman Showdown
Fans are frothing at the mouth for a shot to catch Bruce Springsteen in his recently announced fall residency on Broadway. The Walter Kerr Theatre, with its sub-1,000 capacity, is a remarkably intimate venue where the legendary rocker will perform songs, interact with the crowd, and read from his... Read more
Harry Potter Coming to Broadway in 2018
Fans of the magical Harry Potter saga- first a series of wildly popular novels by J.K. Rowling, then equally successful films- will be thrilled to hear that their favorite wizards are coming soon to a stage near them. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to open at the... Read more
“Dear Evan Hansen” Into the Black on Broadway
After a massive Tony Awards haul, Dear Evan Hansen has another reason to celebrate – the production has recouped its capitalization costs in just 8 1/2 months, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “This show has been a labor of love for everyone involved — some of us for more... Read more
No Bette, No Box Office for Hello, Dolly!?
Hello, Dolly! was hit with a huge drop in sales for the week that just ended, corresponding with the first week of star Bette Midler’s vacation. The drop, from $2.3 million to $936,000, amounted to 60% for the show. That’s highest week-to-week slide for any show in 2017, per... Read more
Industry Testimony Against Connecticut Ticket Protections Riddled With Inconsistencies
In January of 2018, residents of Connecticut will be the beneficiaries of new consumer protections related to their right to re-sell tickets purchased for events in the state, as well as rights related to tickets purchased on the secondary market. In a measure supported by a coalition of bipartisan... Read more
Will Princess Di Musical Be Making Its Way to Broadway?
Still fascinating to millions nearly twenty years after her death in a fiery car accident in 1997, the story if Diana, Princess of Wales, may be headed for Broadway. Michael Reidel of the New York Post is reporting that “Diana” is holding a reading for Broadway producers in late July... Read more
Full Cast for Upcoming Broadway Launch of “Frozen” Announced
In case its songs and images hadn’t yet seared themselves into the brains of everyone with a young child (and depleted their wallet from 3-400 officially licensed Olaf and Elsa purchases), Disney’s Frozen is coming to Broadway in the spring of 2018, set for the St. James Theatre. The... Read more
Cher’s Musical Reportedly Hitting Broadway in 2018
Cher, famed singer and actress for over 50 years, will have her life story told in a musical set to make its way to Broadway in 2018, according to multiple outlets. Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical. There Will ? performance in THEATRE WITH ACTORS,DANCERS,SINGERS‼️ IT’ll... Read more