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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Broadway Becomes More Chill in Approach to Licensing by Marc Hershberg

One of the most anticipated musicals coming to Broadway might also be coming soon to a theater near you.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Rodgers and Hammerstein Top the Pop Charts Together For the First Time by Marc Hershberg

The pop song charts are alive with The Sound of Music.

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Jersey Boys Returning to Jersey by Marc Hershberg

Jersey Boys is working its way back to the Garden State.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

King Kong to Go on Rampage at Japanese Resort by Marc Hershberg

Broadway’s beast is heading east.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Musicals Make More Money on the Road than on Broadway by Marc Hershberg

The grass is actually greener on the other side.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Streaming Platform Threatens to Disrupt Theatre Business by Marc Hershberg

New musicals might soon be aiming to appear on the screen instead of the stage.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Palace Theatre Project Hits a Snag by Marc Hershberg

Renovations on the Palace Theatre have not begun, and the project already has a problem.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Broadway Financing Practice May Violate Law by Marc Hershberg

Broadway producers might be breaking the law and not even know it.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fire Breaks Out at Broadway Theater by Marc Hershberg

Several hours ago, a small fire broke out in the lower lounge of the Broadway theater.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Springsteen Sets New Broadway Record in Resale Market by Marc Hershberg

The Boss will end his historic Broadway run on both a high note and high ticket prices.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Roseland Site High-Rise Allegedly Damaged Broadway Theater by Marc Hershberg

According to a lawsuit filed in New York state court, some blunders while building the chic ARO apartment complex on the former site of the Roseland Ballroom resulted in significant water an…

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Friday, September 28, 2018

NBC Executive's Exit Bodes Badly For Future Theatre Series by Marc Hershberg

Following the departure of NBC’s entertainment chief, Robert Greenblatt, it is unlikely that more theatre-themed series will make it onto the broadcast network’s schedule.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Broadway Steps Up Diversity Push by Marc Hershberg

The Broadway League is trying to make the Great White Way a little less so.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Jinxed Times Square Theater to Reopen as Retail Space by Marc Hershberg

After collecting dust for over three decades, the Times Square Theater is set to be reopened as a posh new retail space.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

'Be More Chill' Sets Wheels in Motion for Move to Broadway by Marc Hershberg

'Be More Chill' might be moving to Broadway.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Algorithm Predicts Ugly Future for 'Pretty Woman' by Marc Hershberg

Despite breaking the box office record at the Nederlander Theatre last week, a new algorithm predicts that the musical adaption of the 1990 film 'Pretty Woman' will not last long enough on B…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bull Durham Ensnared in Alleged Fraud by Marc Hershberg

Investors in 'Bull Durham' were allegedly caught stealing as the show bolted for Broadway.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ticketing Glitch Leads to Bargain on Broadway by Marc Hershberg

Broadway producers and Telecharge scrambled to get their act together after a snafu allowed theatergoers to snatch up deeply discounted tickets to 'Gettin’ the Band Back Together.'

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jimmy Awards Celebrate First Decade by Marc Hershberg

The high school musical theatre competition that launched the careers of many Broadway stars almost never made it off the ground.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Russian Oligarch Takes Over West End Theater in Record-Breaking Deal by Marc Hershberg

Len Blavatnik’s entertainment firm Access Entertainment bought the 67-year lease remaining on the third oldest theater in London’s West End, the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for about £45 m…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Tony Awards Should Stick to the Rules by Marc Hershberg

Despite significant improvements, the Tony Awards are still flawed.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Palace Theatre Renovations Could Force Spongebob to Seek New Home by Marc Hershberg

According to financial documents sent to potential Chinese investors, the real estate developers renovating the Palace Theatre plan to shut it with the adjoining hotel on September 15 to beg…

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Palace Theatre Renovations Could Force SpongeBob to Seek New Home by Marc Hershberg

According to financial documents sent to potential Chinese investors, the real estate developers renovating the Palace Theatre plan to shut it with the adjoining hotel on September 15 to beg…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

'Frozen' Songwriters Let Go From Lawsuit For Now by Marc Hershberg

The songwriters of 'Frozen,' Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, have been let go from a copyright infringement lawsuit for now.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Tony Awards Nominations Boost Broadway Box Office by Marc Hershberg

The Tony Awards nominations are already giving a boost to the Broadway box office.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Impact of the Tony Awards Nominations by Marc Hershberg

As Broadway producers prepare to tally up their shows’ Tony Awards nominations, it appears that not all nominations are created equal.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bandstand Swinging to the Big Screen by Marc Hershberg

Despite closing on Broadway last September, theatergoers will soon have another chance to watch the original musical Bandstand.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Trump Tax Law Could Divide Broadway by Marc Hershberg

As part of the most significant changes to the federal tax code in over three decades, the Trump administration might have deepened the divide between for-profit and non-profit shows on Broa…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bad Bets Start Avalanche of Cheap Frozen Tickets by Marc Hershberg

The demand for Frozen tickets on the resale market has been less than expected, forcing scalpers to slash their inflated ticket prices.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

TDF to Honor Tony Kushner at 50th Anniversary Gala by Marc Hershberg

On June 18, 2018, the Theatre Development Fund will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Broadway Convinces Cuomo to Renew Tax Credit by Marc Hershberg

Despite concerns that Governor Andrew Cuomo would eliminate or defer the current tax credit available for Broadway tours in an effort to shore up New York’s budget, producers and presenter…

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