All stories by Lee Seymour on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tony Awards Boost Some Broadway Musicals, While Covid Scuttles Others by Lee Seymour

'A Strange Loop' got a major boost, while 'Moulin Rouge!' lost $1 million.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:43PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

After 140 Years, The Actors Fund Changes Its Name And Expands Its Services by Lee Seymour

Having helped thousands survive the pandemic, it is now The Entertainment Community Fund.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:43PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Tony Awards 2022: Surprises, Firsts, And (Hopefully) Lasts by Lee Seymour

The slate of Tony Award nominees reflect a Broadway in recovery - for better and worse.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:02AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Pulitzer Winner ‘A Strange Loop’ Leads Tony Nominations: The Complete 2022 List by Lee Seymour

'A Strange Loop' got 11 nods, including Best Musical, while 'The Lehman Trilogy' led the plays with 8.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:52AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Broadway Attendance Plummets As Theaters Drop Vaccine Mandate by Lee Seymour

A brutal winter and chaotic spring have left Broadway oversaturated and under-supported.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:01PM
Friday, April 8, 2022

As Stars Catch Covid, Broadway Braces For A Chaotic Month by Lee Seymour

Daniel Craig and Matthew Broderick test positive, as nearly twenty new shows hope to open this month.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:00AM
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Hugh Jackman Is Worth Millions To Broadway As Industry Recovers by Lee Seymour

'The Music Man' reigned supreme on the Great White Way, but there's plenty of other good news to go around.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:30AM
Monday, February 28, 2022

Coming Soon To Broadway: A New Broadway Theatre? by Lee Seymour

The Immersive Arts Complex aims to accommodate traditional shows and immersive theatre alike.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:42PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Broadway’s Recovery Continues Ahead Of A Jampacked Spring by Lee Seymour

Sales are perking up, but some producers worry they'll be lost in a logjam.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:13PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Spring Forward? Broadway Eyes A Rebound After Brutal Winter by Lee Seymour

After its worst month in decades, Broadway sales jumped noticeably, perhaps presaging a recovery.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:11PM
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Leaked Data Reveals Resilience, Inequity Of Broadway’s Reopening by Lee Seymour

A trove of data shows how quickly fans flocked to their favorites - and how hard it was to launch new ventures.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:42AM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Broadway Box Office Drops Again As Brutal Winter Continues by Lee Seymour

Fewer than half of Broadway's theaters are occupied as the Omicron hangover lingers.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:03PM
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Seeks A Higher Standard by Lee Seymour

With two Broadway shows this season, the acclaimed artist is advocating dignity and eschewing nonsense.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:42PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

30 Years In, Blue Man Group Stays On Track - And Offbeat by Lee Seymour

Despite the ongoing pandemic, this $100 million pop-art show continues to evolve.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:30AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Fighting Omicron, Broadway Has Slowest Week In A Decade by Lee Seymour

Attendance dropped to a frightening low-water mark as shows pulled drastic maneuvers to stay open.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:07PM
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Hugh Jackman Has Covid, Forcing ‘The Music Man’ To Cancel Broadway Performances by Lee Seymour

Jackman's co-star Sutton Foster tested positive for the virus last week.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:24PM

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Is Latest Broadway Show To Close - But First To Make Profit by Lee Seymour

The Motown hit is the eighth show to announce an early closure as Omicron hammers Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:02AM
Friday, December 24, 2021

Covid Fells Two More Broadway Shows Amid Social Media Firestorm by Lee Seymour

Insulting comments from an industry leader coincided with a brutal wave of cancellations.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:04PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

As Broadway Grosses Plummet, Questions Arise About Vaccines And Federal Support by Lee Seymour

The Omicron surge is forcing shows to reevaluate protocols ahead of Christmas.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:10PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

No, Broadway Isn’t Shutting Down - But It Is Hurting by Lee Seymour

A slew of Covid cancellations are hitting the Rialto, but most shows are going on - for now.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:33PM
Monday, December 20, 2021

Pulitzer Winner ‘A Strange Loop’ Will Open On Broadway Next Spring by Lee Seymour

Michael R. Jackson's musical has had New York buzzing since its premiere in 2019.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:42PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Broadway’s Recovery Perks Up Despite Cancellations by Lee Seymour

Cancellations are jarring, but the data behind them is surprisingly heartening.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:24PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Closures, Accidents, Illness: Broadway’s Recovery Is A Work In Progress by Lee Seymour

Broadway has always been risky business, but this winter is looking extra harsh.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:57PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Broadway Gets Thanksgiving Boost, But Recovery Slows As Omicron Looms by Lee Seymour

The holiday was lucrative, but Broadway is bracing for an increasingly uncertain winter.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:23PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Broadway Box Office Holds Steady As Industry Hopes For Thanksgiving Boost by Lee Seymour

Changed buying habits and a glut of content make the oncoming holidays harder to bank than earlier years.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:10PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Broadway Box Office Improves, But Internal Disparity Worsens by Lee Seymour

Big hits are bigger, but smaller shows are even tougher to sell than before the pandemic.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:04PM
Monday, November 8, 2021

Groundbreaking Broadway Scholarship Expands Access For Students Of Color by Lee Seymour

A year later, Cody Renard Richard is deepening his commitment to changing a $15 billion industry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:00AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Halloween Box Office Paints Scary Picture Of Broadway’s Recovery by Lee Seymour

Broadway's recovery slowed this week, as Halloween pulled even more buyers away from the theatre.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:36AM
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