Has Broadway Become Reliant on Celebrity Draw at the Box Office?
This week in Broadway news is dominated by reports of “splashy debuts” for singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and comedian-actress Amy Schumer in Waitress and Meteor Shower, respectively. The big stage first-timers brought in huge sales; on the other foot, we’ve seen a trend in shows faltering when its a big... Read more
Will Patinkin Casting Row Cause “Great Comet” Flame-Out?
Already reeling following a disappointing night at the Tony Awards and the departure of star Josh Groban, “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” took another major hit last week. Looking to goose sales of the flagging production, Broadway vet and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin was tapped... Read more