All stories by Lee Seymour on BroadwayStars

Monday, December 2, 2019

Thanksgiving Boosts Broadway Box Office; Tina Turner, Beetlejuice Break Records by Lee Seymour

The holiday week began Broadway's most lucrative stretch of the year - good news after months of under-performing material.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

David Byrne Has A Giant Broadway Hit On His Hands; Others Aren’t So Lucky by Lee Seymour

"American Utopia" has legs while "Frozen," "Harry Potter" and other giant brands seem to be collapsing in slow motion.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Tina Turner Is Worth $1 Million On Broadway; Harry Potter Is Wavering by Lee Seymour

Turner's show is a hit while Potter is facing a surprisingly narrow road to profit, alongside his YA bro Percy Jackson.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Broadway Box Office Soars; Broken Records Abound by Lee Seymour

After a flat September, Broadway rebounded over the holiday weekend with its best numbers since June.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Producer Jesse Murphy Is Shaking Up Showbiz - Starting With Gary Busey by Lee Seymour

Murphy is running Busey's musical stage debut, while planning to upend Hollywood's financial structure.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal Leads ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ To Recoupment On Broadway by Lee Seymour

After starring in one of the year’s highest grossing films, Jake Gyllenhaal can add another feather to his showbiz cap.

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Broadway Improv Show ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Has More Than Yuks On Its Mind by Lee Seymour

The team behind 'Hamilton' is back on Broadway with a new show - so new, in fact, that it is completely different each night.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Race, Rihanna, And Box Office Drama: SLAVE PLAY Is Heating Up Broadway by Lee Seymour

Broadway's most controversial show has all the makings of a disruptive hit, garnering flak and praise from all corners of the industry.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Tom Hiddleston Is Selling Just Fine On Broadway As Industry Slows by Lee Seymour

Tom Hiddleston's Broadway bow is selling well, but not spectacularly. And a raft of buzzy shows are on the horizon.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Broadway's 'Constitution' Breaks Record As Box Office Plummets by Lee Seymour

Heidi Schreck's landmark play is proof that politics and theater can be a potent (and profitable) combo.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Patrick Stewart, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury Join Roster Of Broadway Streaming Platform by Lee Seymour

The platform has a library of over 250 classic shows, and recently invested millions in bespoke recording equipment for preserving new ventures.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal, Barry Manilow Attempt To Fill Dave Chappelle's Broadway Shoes by Lee Seymour

Chappelle made $3 million in his Broadway debut, off just 10 performances. Can Gyllenhaal and Manilow pull the same numbers?

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Faye Dunaway's Abuse Allegations Complicate Her Reputation As 'Difficult' by Lee Seymour

The Oscar winner was fired from her Broadway-bound show 'Tea at Five,' after anonymous reports of harassment in Boston.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Dave Chappelle Is Worth $1 Million On Broadway As Biz Recovers From Blackout by Lee Seymour

Chappelle wrapped $1.43 million over just four nights, setting the stage for truly eye-watering numbers next week.

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Amid Trump Turmoil, Political Broadway Hit 'What The Constitution Means To Me' Turns Profit by Lee Seymour

It is hard to overstate the importance of the show's success - both for Broadway and America's national identity.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Broadway Investors Set To Lose $100 Million As A Dozen Shows Close by Lee Seymour

All told, 16 shows are set to close between the Tony Awards and Labor Day. What happened?

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Monday, July 1, 2019

'Moulin Rouge' Can-Cans To Broadway With Excellent Box Office Buzz by Lee Seymour

The $30 million musical is off to a great start as nearly a dozen other shows are set to close in the coming months.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Half A Dozen Broadway Shows To Close After Tony Award Culling by Lee Seymour

Some of the Rialto's buzziest new shows are going out with a bang, others a whimper.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: The Real Winners And Losers by Lee Seymour

Broadway's biggest night was a lumpy, uneven affair this year, with surprising trends and upsetting snubs aplenty.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List And Highlights by Lee Seymour

'Hadestown' and 'The Ferryman' walked away the evening's big champs, with 12 awards between them, including Best Play and Best Musical.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Epic, Award-Winning 'The Inheritance' Coming To Broadway This Fall by Lee Seymour

The two-part venture was a huge hit in London, winning multiple Best Play awards.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Tony Awards 2019 Predictions: 'Hadestown,' 'Constitution' And More by Lee Seymour

James Corden will host Broadway's biggest night, which is primed to be full of surprises.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Broadway Bloodbath Starts Early, Preceding Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

KING LEAR announced an early closing, and others may soon follow suit.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Jesse Williams To Make Broadway Debut In 2020 by Lee Seymour

The Grey's Anatomy heartthrob will star 'Take Me Out,' about a gay, mixed-race baseball star.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tony Nominees Heat Up Broadway Box Office As Awards Loom by Lee Seymour

'Hadestown' and 'Ain't Too Proud' clocked personal bests, while 'What the Constitution Means to Me' is gaining on 'The Ferryman.'

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Monday, May 20, 2019

How Broadway's 'Constitution' Is Making Showbiz History by Lee Seymour

Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated production winning hearts and wallets alike in the race for Best Play at the Tony Awards.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Rammstein Get Political, Perverse On Comeback Album by Lee Seymour

The Teutonic metal icons are back for (maybe) their last hurrah - and they're looking for more than a ghoulish good time.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Morrissey Follows Springsteen To Broadway Box Office Lucre by Lee Seymour

The multi-platinum recording artist had a boffo Broadway bow, kicking off a series of residencies from artists not usually seen on the Rialto.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

For All But A Few Tony Nominees, Broadway Box Office Plummets by Lee Seymour

Best Musical nominees 'Hadestown' and 'Tootsie' had great weeks - almost everyone else took a sizable hit.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: Nominations Expose Rifts In Showbiz by Lee Seymour

Surprising snubs and unexpected nominations highlight an industry in contentious conversation with itself.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Tony Nominations: 'Hadestown,' Temptations On Top (Complete List) by Lee Seymour

'Hadestown' and 'Ain't Too Proud' led the way for musicals, but megahit 'To Kill a Mockingbird' was shut out.

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