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Friday, December 7, 2018

Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscar Host Following Homophobia Backlash by Lee Seymour

The box office star was pilloried on social media, and allegedly pressured by the Academy to step down, after users highlighted his extensive history of homophobic language and behavior.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Three Broadway Shows To Close As Box Office Sinks, And Long-Term Issues Loom by Lee Seymour

Head Over Heels, Summer, and Once On This Island will all close within weeks. But larger issues loom ahead for the booming industry...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Shaping Broadway's Future, One School At A Time by Lee Seymour

Situation Project is an organization geared toward deepening the lives of students in the Bronx by immersing them in the business of Broadway.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Broadway Has Best Thanksgiving Ever -- No Thanks To Bruce Springsteen by Lee Seymour

Many shows broke records across town, musicals seeing bigger gains than plays - with the exception of The Cher Show...

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

With Auspicious Debut, Playwright Turns Tragedy Into Freedom by Lee Seymour

After years of hardship, Patricia Ione Lloyd is making a serious impact with her first play. Just don't congratulate her for pulling herself up by her bootstraps.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Bryan Cranston Is One Of Broadway's Hottest Tickets by Lee Seymour

'To Kill A Mockingbird' also continues sell like hotcakes, and 'King Kong' managed to gross $1 million for the first time.

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From 'King Kong' Producers, 'Moulin Rouge' Will Play Broadway Next Year by Lee Seymour

The fab musical adaptation played in Boston this summer to sold-out houses and rave reviews.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

'Mockingbird' Sells Out On Broadway As 'Ferryman' Hits $1 Million by Lee Seymour

Bryan Cranston also started his run of 'Network' with a bang, and 'King Kong' has its work cut out for it with those reviews...

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Monday, November 5, 2018

After Legal Feud, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Starts Strong On Broadway by Lee Seymour

'The Cher Show' was also off to a great start, as the diva's name conjured almost as high a tally at the box office.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Crowded Broadway Season Means Rough Start For Some New Shows by Lee Seymour

Mike Birbiglia and 'The Prom' are off to a shaky start, while Daniel Radcliffe and 'The Ferryman' are soaring.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Randi Zuckerberg Really Doesn't Need To Apologize by Lee Seymour

Having made her mark on social media, the serial entrepreneur is now leveraging that privilege to lift up underrepresented voices in both tech and the performing arts.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe And 'The Ferryman' Set For Good Things On Broadway by Lee Seymour

The Broadway League also released its demographic survey of the industry's audience, which contained one eyebrow-raising statistic.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Starry New Plays Jostle For Space At Broadway Box Office by Lee Seymour

Can all these new shows survive the season without cannibalizing each other?

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ticketing App TodayTix Launches Original Content Venture by Lee Seymour

The "Uber of Broadway" is looking to MTV and Netflix as inspirations for making original content.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Broadway Box Office Explodes As King Kong & Kerry Washington Take Bows by Lee Seymour

Olivier winner 'The Ferryman' also began performances, as the new season kicked properly into gear.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Bruce Springsteen Returns From Hiatus To Spruce Up Broadway Box Office by Lee Seymour

But big gains for a few hits masked a rough week for a number of smaller shows.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

$4.6B 'Wicked' Taps Ariana Grande, Pentatonix For Halloween Special by Lee Seymour

The special will be produced by the same team behind the Broadway hit, which is one of Universal's most lucrative properties.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

3 Ways To See Harry Potter In New York Right Now by Lee Seymour

The boy who lived continues to enchant fans 21 years later, and is showing up in three vastly different incarnations on New York stages this autumn.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Three Broadway Musicals Closed Last Week. What Happened? by Lee Seymour

Three would-be hits, three falls from glitz - all of them wildly different from each other.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Broadway Box Office Holds Steady As Shows Close And Springsteen Takes A Break by Lee Seymour

Three musicals played their final curtains - to varying levels of enthusiasm.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

What Does It Take To EGOT? And Who's Up Next? by Lee Seymour

John Legend, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber joined the EGOT ranks last night. Three more writers are hot on their heels.

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Is Shakespeare The Key To Detroit's Recovery? by Lee Seymour

After a major financial coup last year, Shakespeare in Detroit is poised to become a fixture of the recovering city's arts scene.

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Tony Winner 'The Band's Visit' Recoups Investment by Lee Seymour

The intimate musical overcame a wave of commercial contenders to become one of the most-awarded shows in Broadway history.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Broadway's 'Hello, Dolly!' Closes With Broken Records, Trickling Profits by Lee Seymour

One of Broadway's biggest hits is turning heads as it pays back its investors.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

'Anastasia' Plans Massive, Unconventional International Rollout by Lee Seymour

The hit musical will open productions in 20 countries over the next three years.

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'The Play That Goes Wrong': Broadway Underdog Turns A Profit by Lee Seymour

J.J. Abrams made his Broadway debut on the producing team of the long-running show.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Harsh Critics And Summer's End Make Life Tough On Broadway by Lee Seymour

Three new musicals have opened to...less-than-stellar reviews. What does it mean for their longevity?

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Monday, August 13, 2018

'The Boys in the Band' & 'Pretty Woman' Break Broadway Records by Lee Seymour

Two very different shows made excellent impressions on their target audiences.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bryan Cranston Returns To Broadway, 'Carousel' Plans Its Exit by Lee Seymour

Four years after winning a Tony, Walter White returns to New York. Meanwhile, a buzzy show beats a hasty retreat.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Broadway's Box Office Takes A Nosedive As Springsteen Takes A Vacation by Lee Seymour

Right now, the Boss is Broadway's most influential person when it comes to dollars - but he's not the only power player.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

The Gurus Behind New York's Wildest Gym Talk Startup Life, Fitness, And Sexy Unicorns by Lee Seymour

Mark Fisher and Michael Keeler have built a neon fiefdom in Manhattan, and they're only getting started.

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