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The same old story at ‘Gettin’ the Band’

Though it is touted as an original musical, many of the plotlines seem familiar, writes Charles Isherwood.

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Grammy Awards update musical theater submission guidelines

The Recording Academy is making changes to Grammy Awards guidelines for musical theater in the hopes of revitalizing one of its leanest categories. For...

Actors’ Equity begins its own ‘Chicago’ investigation while raising doubts about...

Actors' Equity has hired a lawyer to conduct its own investigation into claims of harassment at "Chicago," while raising questions about the lawyer hired...

Actors’ Equity votes to rename the Gypsy Robe the Legacy Robe

The Gypsy Robe will now be known as the Legacy Robe after a vote from members of Actors' Equity. The vote comes after the national...

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All-female ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ coming to Broadway in May 2019

An all-female version of “Glengarry Glen Ross” is coming to Broadway in May 2019. The David Mamet play will be directed by Amy Morton. The...

‘Tootsie’ to play the Marquis Theatre this spring

The musical adaptation of "Tootsie" has chosen the Marquis Theatre as its Broadway home. After playing a "Chicago" engagement, the musical will begin previews at...

David Cromer to join the cast of ‘The Waverly Gallery’

Coming off of his Tony Award win for Best Director of a Musical, David Cromer is returning to acting this season in "The Waverly...

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Opinion: How two Broadway musicals adapted to the #MeToo era

Rarely has the phrase “900-pound gorilla” seemed as apt as the dilemma facing Broadway producers and creatives this season — especially those who are...

Opinion: Broadway profits keep nonprofits alive

“There’s no profit like nonprofit!” was a cherished mantra of the late Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld. Long before his passing in 2008, Schoenfeld...

Opinion: Raise a glass to the Tony voters

Some praise is due to the 850-plus Tony voters, a group more maligned than any industry group outside of the Golden Globes. They violate...

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‘Network,’ starring Bryan Cranston, will transfer to Broadway this fall

The National Theatre Production of “Network,” starring Bryan Cranston, is transferring to the Cort Theatre this fall. The play, adapted by Lee Hall and...

‘Carousel’ to play final performance on Sept. 16

"Carousel" will close on Sept. 16, about five months after it opened on Broadway. The revival, produced by Roy Furman and Scott Rudin, began playing...

NYU launches Broadway Orchestra training program

New York University has launched a Broadway Orchestra initiative aimed at training the next generation of pit musicians. The initiative, which will launch with...

MTC expands $30 ticket program to 35 year olds

Manhattan Theater Club has expanded its $30 ticketing program to include members up to the age of 35. The program, formerly known as 30 Under...

Grammy Awards update musical theater submission guidelines

The Recording Academy is making changes to Grammy Awards guidelines for musical theater in the hopes of revitalizing one of its leanest categories. For...

Lincoln Center TKTS booth to display prices, not discounts, on boards

The Theater Development Fund is making changes to its Lincoln Center TKTS booth as a trial run for its other locations. Beginning Aug. 1,...

Ben Brantley issues apology for ‘Head Over Heels’ review

New York Times critic Ben Brantley apologized Friday for remarks in his "Head Over Heels' review that drew criticism for the treatment of a...

‘Hamilton’ creative team to receive special Kennedy Center Honors

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor "Hamilton's" creative team, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire, with...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Levenson to produce ‘Fosse/Verdon’ TV series

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Steven Levenson are teaming up again to executive produce a limited television series about the romantic and business partnership between Bob...

Directed by Diane Paulus, ‘Hair Live!’ will air in May 2019

NBC's "Hair Live!" will be directed by Diane Paulus, who directed the most recent Broadway revival, as well as live television director Alex Rudzinski. The...

Araca Group exec launches Lively McCabe Entertainment

Michael Barra, former president of media and entertainment at The Araca Group, has launched a new production company called Lively McCabe Entertainment. The company, which...

Lin-Manuel Miranda to direct film version of ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’

Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct an upcoming movie adaptation of "Tick, Tick...Boom!" with a screenplay by "Dear Evan Hansen" book writer Steven Levenson. The film will...

‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ will get stage treatment

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" is being adapted into a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions. Scott Delman of Blue Spruce Productions has acquired...

‘Dreamgirls’ posts Broadway casting notice

A casting call for a Broadway production of "Dreamgirls" appeared on industry sites Wednesday. According to a press representative for Sonia Friedman Productions and "Dreamgirls"...

‘Springsteen on Broadway’ to air on Netflix in December

"Springsteen on Broadway' will be filmed for Netflix to appear on the streaming service on Dec. 15, 2018. The Broadway show, currently playing at the...
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Broadway News Feed

CHICAGO Producers Establish Endowment in Memory of Long-Time Standby, Jeff Loeffelholz

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a framed photo of Jeff performing as Mary Sunshine is being hung at the Ambassador Theatre. Additionally, producers Barry...

Tony Nominee Mark Baker Passes Away at 71

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Mark Baker, a Broadway veteran and Tony nominee, passed away yesterday, August 13. He was 71 years old.

‘Pretty Woman’ & ‘Boys In The Band’ Break House Records As Broadway Box Office Hits $37M

Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Boys in the Band broke house records last week as Broadway’s box office held steady into the summer’s dog days. Total...

Grosses Analysis: Pretty Woman Breaks Box Office Record Before Opening

The musical set a new high at the Nederlander Theatre in the week ending August 12.

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis – 8/13; PRETTY WOMAN and THE BOYS IN THE BAND Break Records

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers...

Broadway Grosses: The Boys in the Band Wraps Up Main-Stem Run with Record-Breaking Week

The star-packed Broadway-premiere production of The Boys in the Band concluded its hit run this weekend on a new high. The celebrated 50th-anniversary mounting...

Anne Kauffman Will Take Over as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center in 2019

New York City Center President amp CEO Arlene Shuler today announced Anne Kauffman as Artistic Director of Encores Off-Center for the 2019 season. Founding...

Anne Kauffman Named Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center’s 2019 Season

Kauffman and Founding Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori guided the series through its 2018 season following the death of former Artistic Director Michael Friedman.

Anne Kauffman Named Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler has announced Anne Kauffman as artistic director of Encores! Off-Center for the 2019 season. Founding...

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report – August 13th – The Boys In The Band Closes As Broadway’s Top Growing Play!

The top growing current Broadway musicals wereGettin' The Band Back Together10.47,Pretty Woman8.18,Head Over Heels4.07,My Fair Lady1.39 andSummer1.39.The top growing current Broadway plays wereThe Boys...