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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

‘The Music Man’ tops $3 million as weekly grosses resume by Caitlin Huston

“The Music Man” was the highest grossing show on Broadway last week, bringing in $3.45 million, according to box office reports from the week ended March 20.  Coming in just below the t…

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Tony Awards Administration Committee determines eligibility for 7 productions by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of seven productions. The productions discussed Friday were: “Clyde’s,” “Mrs…

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Broadway theaters to dim lights in memory of producer Elizabeth McCann by Caitlin Huston

Broadway theaters will dim their lights on March 29 in memory of the late producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann.  McCann, a nine-time Tony Award-winning producer and general manager, died on Se…

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Broadway League returns to releasing grosses for individual shows by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League will resume reporting grosses for individual shows starting March 22.  This season, the League broke from tradition and publicly released grosses as collective totals fo…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Actors’ Equity begins return to in-person auditions by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity is allowing in-person auditions to resume starting this week.  Employers must hold the auditions themselves — Equity audition centers cannot be used and Equity monitors w…

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Broadway grosses see $2.6 million bump by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses ticked upward last week, as the industry added one more show to the weekly totals.  In the week ended March 15, grosses reached $22.4 million across 20 productions, an incr…

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

‘Hadestown’ cancels March 12 Broadway performances by Caitlin Huston

“Hadestown” canceled its matinee and evening performance on March 12.  “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Saturday matinee and evening performances were cancelled,” said a spokes…

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Broadway theaters to dim lights for late Shubert Chair Philip J. Smith by Caitlin Huston

Broadway theaters will dim their lights on March 22 in memory of former Shubert Chairman Philip J. Smith.  Smith, who worked at the Shubert Organization since 1957 and served as chairman fr…

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Black Theatre United launches marketing internship program by Caitlin Huston

Black Theatre United will launch a marketing internship program in partnership with Serino Coyne, AKA, RPM and Situation Interactive. The pilot program will provide paid internships to eight…

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Tony Awards ceremony returns to Radio City Music Hall this June by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards will return to Radio City Music Hall this season.  The ceremony for the 2021-2022 Broadway season will take place on June 12, in an event that will be broadcast live on both…

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Industry grosses, capacity fall as Broadway Week ends by Caitlin Huston

Broadway capacity dropped 14 percentage points last week, coming down from two weeks of seasonal highs.  In the week ended March 6, capacity fell to 78%, compared to last week’s high of 9…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:45PM
Monday, March 7, 2022

Pamela Anderson to make Broadway debut in ‘Chicago’ by Caitlin Huston

Pamela Anderson will make her Broadway debut in Chicago this spring.  The former “Baywatch” star will play Roxie Hart from April 12 through June 5.  “Playing Roxie Hart is a dream fu…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:28AM
Friday, March 4, 2022

Broadway vaccination and mask requirement to remain through at least April 30 by Caitlin Huston

Broadway will not yet be lifting its mask and vaccination requirements for patrons, despite the city easing vaccination rules, the Broadway League said Friday.  The current Broadway mandate…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:38AM
Thursday, March 3, 2022

Broadway Cares to donate $300,000 to aid Ukrainian civilians by Caitlin Huston

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will donate $300,000 to humanitarian organizations working in Ukraine.  Broadway Cares will give $100,000 each in emergency grants to Global Giving’s Ukr…

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Broadway theater to be renamed for actor James Earl Jones by Caitlin Huston

The Cort Theatre will be renamed the James Earl Jones Theatre, the Shubert Organization announced Wednesday. This will be the second Broadway theater to be named after a Black artist, follow…

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Broadway capacity reaches 92% in new high for the season by Caitlin Huston

Broadway capacity hit another high last week, as the industry re-emerged from winter doldrums and the Omicron surge.  Capacity across all Broadway productions for the week ended Feb. 27 rea…

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New comedy ‘POTUS’ to play the Shubert Theatre this spring by Caitlin Huston

A political farce about the women running the White House will make its world premiere on Broadway this spring.  The play by Selina Fillinger, entitled “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumb…

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‘Six’ to launch additional North American tour by Caitlin Huston

“Six” will launch an additional North American touring company this fall. The second company, called the Boleyn Tour, will begin performances at The Smith Center in Las Vegas on Sept. 20…

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‘MJ’ lead misses performances on Broadway due to injury by Caitlin Huston

Myles Frost, who plays the title character in “MJ,” has missed several weeks of performances in February due to a minor injury, the production confirmed Monday.  Aramie Payton, one of t…

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Patti LuPone tests positive for COVID-19, will miss ‘Company’ Broadway performances by Caitlin Huston

Patti LuPone has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not perform in “Company” until at least March 8, the production announced Sunday. LuPone, who plays Joanne, reported symptoms of CO…

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Friday, February 25, 2022

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ announces Broadway transfer in fall 2022 by Caitlin Huston

“Kimberly Akimbo” will transfer to Broadway this fall. The new musical, with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will start previews on Oct. 12, ahead of…

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Broadway sets new capacity high for the season by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses continued a steady upward climb last week, as capacity reached a new high for the season.  In the week ended Feb. 20, capacity across all Broadway productions hit 89.8%. Th…

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Associate directors and choreographers to see union representation with SDC by Caitlin Huston

Associate directors and choreographers on Broadway and on tour are nearing an agreement for employer-backed healthcare and other protections for the first time.  The development comes after…

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Broadway grosses see continued rebound from winter downturn by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses showed more signs of improvement in the week ended Feb. 13.  Total grosses increased to $18.9 million, a jump of $2 million from the previous week and $3.9 million from the…

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Leaked grosses show impact of Omicron on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

As the Omicron variant ripped through the Broadway industry, some productions saw capacities drop into the teens, while others weathered through with strong pricing and less than a handful o…

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Monday, February 14, 2022

David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ extends Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

“American Utopia” has extended its Broadway run through April 3. This is the final extension of the show, which has been playing the St. James Theatre since Sept. 17, 2021. “American U…

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

‘Sing Street’ announces upcoming run in Boston by Caitlin Huston

“Sing Street” will stage a run at the Huntington in Boston this August, as the musical looks to return to Broadway.  The new musical, which is based on the 2016 film, was scheduled to p…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:00PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Broadway’s mask and vaccination requirement remains through April 30 by Caitlin Huston

Broadway theaters will still require audience members to wear masks and show proof of vaccination for entry, the Broadway League confirmed Wednesday.  The confirmation comes after New York …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:35PM

Alex Brightman to star in return of ‘Beetlejuice’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Alex Brightman will return to the title role in “Beetlejuice” this spring.  Brightman originated the role of Beetlejuice, which he played during the musical’s first Broadway run from …

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Broadway sees upward trend in capacity, grosses by Caitlin Huston

Broadway attendance rebounded last week as capacity ticked up to 80%, the highest level on record since Dec. 16.  The industry grossed $16.9 million in the week ended Feb. 6. This is close …

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Monday, February 7, 2022

Actors’ Equity appoints new team of COVID-19 safety consultants by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has hired a new team of public health consultants to advise the union on COVID-19 health and safety protocols.  Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill, a physician who has consulted for …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:09PM