All stories by Lee Seymour on BroadwayStars

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Is Broadway Booming Or Bombing? The Box Office Tells Two Stories by Lee Seymour

Ticket sales paint a confusing picture of the Broadway industry as it reopens amid the ongoing pandemic.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:30AM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

‘Aladdin’ Is First Broadway Show To Cancel Performance Due To Covid Breakthrough, One Day After Reopening by Lee Seymour

Disney's hit musical is the first on Broadway to outright cancel a performance due to breakthrough infections.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:08PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

After James Bond, Daniel Craig Will Return To Broadway In ‘Macbeth’ by Lee Seymour

Daniel Craig will return to Broadway next year in the title role of a new Macbeth, opposite Oscar nominee Ruth Negga.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:24AM
Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Complete List Of 2021 Tony Award Winners by Lee Seymour

Broadway is back! MOULIN ROUGE! picked up 10 trophies including Best Musical, and THE INHERITANCE won 4 including Best Play.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:57PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Belated, Bifurcated, Bungled: The Sad, Strange State Of The 2021 Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

Broadway may be open for business, but plans for its biggest night are in rough shape.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:58AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Broadway Is Back! Here’s Every Show Currently Running As New York Reopens by Lee Seymour

Three dozen plays and musicals are slated to play Broadway theaters in the coming weeks. Vaccines and masks are required for entry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:16PM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ Replaces Star Who Resigned To Protest Industry Abuse by Lee Seymour

Natalie Mendoza will take the lead, after Karen Olivo departed in the wake of alleged abuse by disgraced producer Scott Rudin.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:51PM
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Broadway League And Actors’ Union Set Terms For Required Employee Vaccines by Lee Seymour

Unionized employees will need to be vaccinated in order to work Broadway contracts - part of a sweeping array of COVID policies in the entertainment industry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:47PM

California Venues, Including ‘Hamilton’ Home, Will Require Vaccines For Audiences by Lee Seymour

As the Delta COVID variant sweeps across the country, entertainment providers are ditching wishful thinking for practical solutions.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:04PM
Friday, July 30, 2021

All Broadway Shows Will Require Audiences To Be Vaccinated And Masked by Lee Seymour

The requirements will be in place through at least October, when almost three dozen shows will have resumed performances.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:35PM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Is Dead At 46, Leaving Legacy Of Seminal Metal Music by Lee Seymour

With Jordison behind the drums, Slipknot became one of the world's best-selling metal acts, proving the commercial appeal of extreme music.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:12PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

From Michael Jackson To ‘The Music Man’ - Here’s Every New Show Coming To Broadway When It Reopens by Lee Seymour

Spirits are high, with a record number of Black playwrights making debuts. But much remains uncertain with Delta looming.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:16PM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Yale Drama School Will Eliminate Tuition After $150 Million Gift From David Geffen by Lee Seymour

The gift will likely have a major impact on the theatre industry's talent pipeline, which has long been burdened by debt.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:18PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Harry Potter Returns To Broadway, With A Facelift by Lee Seymour

Formerly a double bill, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will return as a single-ticket event, after a tumultuous year for creator J.K. Rowling.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:16PM
Friday, June 11, 2021

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sets Broadway Return, Sans Alleged Abusive Producer by Lee Seymour

Producer Scott Rudin will no longer manage the hit play, after a series of reports alleged decades of abusive behavior.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:22PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Bruce Springsteen Returns To Broadway - With A Vaccine Mandate by Lee Seymour

Springsteen will be the first act to play a Broadway house at full capacity since March 2020.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:56PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Broadway To Reopen Even Earlier With New Play ‘Pass Over’ by Lee Seymour

The new play will open August 4, and is poised to make meaningful headway in the industry's reckoning on racial inequity.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:51PM
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Broadway-Aimed Britney Spears Musical Sets D.C. Premiere by Lee Seymour

'Once Upon A One More Time' aims to subvert traditional fairytales in a post-MeToo world.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:55PM

Broadway’s Tony Awards Are Finally Happening - Behind A Paywall by Lee Seymour

Broadway's biggest night will return in a new, multi-platform structure on September 26.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:25AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

From ‘Hamilton’ To Hugh Jackman, Here’s Every Show Returning To Broadway by Lee Seymour

Broadway is (coming) back! Here's a list of every show that's officially confirmed a return to the Rialto.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:39PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

‘We’re Not Going Back’: Inside Broadway’s Racial Reckoning by Lee Seymour

As Broadway looks toward an autumn reopening, workers fear returning to a "normal" built on centuries of inequity.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:37PM
Saturday, April 17, 2021

After Decades Of Abuse, Scott Rudin Will ‘Step Back’ From Broadway by Lee Seymour

The announcement marks a potential sea change for an industry that has long struggled with accountability.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:20PM
Thursday, March 25, 2021

‘The Show Must Go On’: De Blasio Announces Vaccine Plan For Theaters, Aims For Autumn Reopening by Lee Seymour

Arts workers are now a high priority, given the industry's $15 billion impact on the city's economy.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:56PM
Monday, March 22, 2021

‘Multi-Level Chess’: After A Dark Year, Broadway’s Recovery Is Finally Underway by Lee Seymour

With a game-changing vaccine rollout, Broadway's power players are getting down to brass tacks - and eyeing a September return.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:00AM
Thursday, January 21, 2021

What Broadway Can Learn From The Record-Breaking TikTok Musical ‘Ratatouille’ by Lee Seymour

With the pandemic ongoing, crowdsourced musicals and platforms like TikTok point to a sea change in show business.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:59PM
Monday, November 16, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Alum Launches Scholarship To Diversify Broadway - Backstage And Beyond by Lee Seymour

Cody Renard Richard hopes to provide easier access to a traditionally insular industry, and set the stage for a strong post-pandemic return.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:59PM
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tony Award Nominations 2020: The Complete List by Lee Seymour

After months of uncertainty, the Tony Awards will be presented digitally, a bright spot in a dark season for Broadway fans and workers alike.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:53PM
Friday, October 9, 2020

Kristin Chenoweth In The Time Of Corona by Lee Seymour

The Tony and Emmy award winner is working through the pandemic with her trademark cheer, and doubling down on education.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:40PM
Friday, September 25, 2020

As Broadway Reels, One Producing Team Looks For A New Normal by Lee Seymour

How does show business survive a pandemic? By betting long on rising talent, and leveraging wealth instead of sitting on it.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:37AM
Friday, August 21, 2020

The Tony Awards Will Happen This Fall, Digitally - And It’s About Time by Lee Seymour

After months of painful uncertainty, the billion-dollar theater industry now has at least one event to celebrate as the pandemic rolls on.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:54PM
Monday, August 10, 2020

Debts And ‘Domination’ – Power Broker Lawsuit Shakes Up Broadway by Lee Seymour

Broadway ad agency SpotCo is suing producer Scott Rudin for unpaid debts, disrupting a years-long relationship between industry heavyweights.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:15PM