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Monday, April 29, 2019

'Hadestown,' 'Mockingbird' Are Hottest Broadway Tickets Pre-Tonys by Lee Seymour

Adam Driver and Bryan Cranston are also selling seats like hotcakes. It's good to be bad (guys).

Linked From Forbes at 10:08PM
Friday, April 26, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: Nominations Predictions by Lee Seymour

A season full of misfires and "meh" productions means a more exciting, unpredictable awards race.

Linked From Forbes at 07:33PM

'Mockingbird,' Temptations Snubbed In Lead-Up To Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

Broadway's equivalent of the Golden Globes lauded productions far from the Rialto's rhinestones.

Linked From Forbes at 12:00PM
Monday, April 22, 2019

Broadway's Easter Bonanza Is Least Exciting In Three Years by Lee Seymour

While 'Hadestown' and Adam Driver are earning raves, there isn't a white-hot leader of the pack among new shows at the box office.

Linked From Forbes at 08:24PM

Meet Eva Price, Broadway's Powerhouse Entrepreneur by Lee Seymour

With two huge new shows under her watch, the Tony winner is blazing a path through a notoriously difficult industry.

Linked From Forbes at 01:12PM
Friday, April 12, 2019

New Star Wars Trailer Signals Creative Bankruptcy For Franchise by Lee Seymour

"The Rise of Skywalker" looks more like a nostalgic remix than a proper new Star Wars film.

Linked From Forbes at 05:28PM
Monday, April 8, 2019

Broadway Box Office Slows As Tony Contenders Brace For Battle by Lee Seymour

Every show in the 2018-2019 season has now begun performances. What can the box office tell us about their chances at the Tonys?

Linked From Forbes at 09:36PM
Friday, April 5, 2019

Broadway's Viral Hit 'Be More Chill' Searches For Its Authenticity by Lee Seymour

Fans love it, but Broadway's buzziest show is looking to expand its appeal as the Tony Awards approach.

Linked From Forbes at 01:40PM
Friday, March 29, 2019

Rammstein Undermines Return With Promo Featuring Holocaust Imagery by Lee Seymour

The Teutonic titans of metal are back with an important message - if only they could get their foot out of their mouth...

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Broadway's Awards Season Battle Royale Has Begun by Lee Seymour

New plays made a strong showing across the board, while 'Be More Chill' overcame split reviews.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hugh Jackman Returns To Broadway In 'The Music Man' by Lee Seymour

One of the industry's most bankable stars is coming full circle with the 2020 production.

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Artistic Careers Are Tough; This Startup Is Aiming To Change That by Lee Seymour

The Institute of Financial Wellness for the Arts plans to be a one-stop shop for anyone making a living in the field.

Linked From Forbes at 11:35AM
Monday, March 4, 2019

Broadway Box Office Plummets As New Shows Scramble For Purchase by Lee Seymour

'King Lear' and 'Ain't Too Proud' both had solid starts amid the winter doldrums.

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Andrea Martin Injured, Departs Broadway's 'Gary' On Eve Of First Performance by Lee Seymour

Kristine Nielsen will take over for Martin, who broke several ribs during rehearsals.

Linked From Forbes at 01:06PM
Monday, February 25, 2019

Hit Plays Are Challenging Broadway's Conventional Wisdom by Lee Seymour

Three huge hits are giving conventional wisdom a run for its money—and another is proving gimmicks aren't needed for success.

Linked From Forbes at 08:29PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Bryan Cranston On Track To Earn $1 Million From Broadway's 'Network' by Lee Seymour

The hit show has been grossing over $1 million a week since opening, and Cranston gets a huge cut after profit.

Linked From Forbes at 10:15AM

Broadway's 'Be More Chill' Fails To Heed Its Own Advice by Lee Seymour

The buzzy new musical freaked out at the box office, breaking the house record and setting it on a strong course for awards season.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bruce Springsteen's Absence Haunts Broadway Box Office by Lee Seymour

More people are buying Broadway tickets than ever - but they're spending less per seat than just a year ago...

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Broadway Box Office Freezes As Tony Winner 'The Band's Visit' Plans Closing by Lee Seymour

2018's Best Musical winner couldn't keep up its momentum, and King Kong is sliding faster than a monkey down a banana tree.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

'Rent' Is Mostly A Ratings Disaster For Fox by Lee Seymour

The mostly-pre-recorded broadcast was the least viewed of all recent live musicals.

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Last-Minute Injury, Casting Woes Torpedo Fox's RENT by Lee Seymour

The seminal 1990's musical got a rough treatment on air, as sound mixing and technical issues overwhelmed the production.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

'Magic Mike' Is Broadway-Bound, With Boston As First Stop by Lee Seymour

The beefy new musical will be a prequel to the hit 2012 film.

Linked From Forbes at 01:09PM
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sara Bareilles Warms Up Broadway To The Tune Of $1 Million by Lee Seymour

The 'Waitress' composer enchanted fans with her third round onstage, while 'Choir Boy' is becoming a sleeper hit.

Linked From Forbes at 09:53PM
Monday, January 14, 2019

'The Pussy Grabber Plays' Bring #MeToo, Trump To The Stage by Lee Seymour

The plays are a collaboration between award-winning theater talent and the women who have accused the President of sexual assault.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

'Hamilton' Dream Team Saves Beloved New York Institution by Lee Seymour

The creative and business minds behind HAMILTON have joined forces to buy one of Broadway's most storied institutions: The Drama Book Shop.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Broadway Box Office Plummets...To A Record High? by Lee Seymour

The bigger the musical, the harder the fall - but most hits were so over-inflated that the downturn was just a return to normal, rather than a real gutting.

Linked From Forbes at 06:39PM
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Nicholas Sparks's 'The Notebook' Is Heading To Broadway by Lee Seymour

The weepy megahit adaptation will be written by Ingrid Michaelson and Bekah Brunstetter, and produced by the lead behind Rent, Avenue Q, and In The Heights.

Linked From Forbes at 01:05PM
Monday, December 31, 2018

Disney Scores Triple Crown On Broadway With Three Record-Breaking Shows by Lee Seymour

FROZEN, ALADDIN, and THE LION KING together accounted for 15% of the entire industry's sales in 2018.

Linked From Forbes at 05:40PM
Friday, December 28, 2018

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Anchors Broadway's Best Christmas Ever by Lee Seymour

The new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin grossed almost $1.6 million - the best single week in the Shubert Organization's 118-year history.

Linked From Forbes at 02:00PM
Friday, December 21, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Leads His New Broadway Play To Profit by Lee Seymour

'The Lifespan of a Fact' is the year's 8th production to turn a profit in Broadway's notoriously risky waters.

Linked From Forbes at 04:50PM

Company XIV Brings Versailles To Brooklyn -- With A Burlesque Twist by Lee Seymour

Entrepreneurial spirit meets classical burlesque debauch in Austin McCormick's Company XIV.

Linked From Forbes at 10:40AM

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