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Equity strike expands to include non-Equity actors

Equity member candidates have now been pulled into the strike, but not all are pleased.

EQUITY STRIKE

Presentation of ‘Chasing Rainbows’ goes on with modified contract

Amid the Equity strike against developmental work, industry presentations are still occurring, though under altered contract terms. One such presentation, “Chasing Rainbows: the Road...

Equity strike expands to include non-Equity actors

Actors' Equity has expanded its strike against developmental work to include actors working to gain membership in Equity. The strike, which began Monday, originally barred...

Australian arts and entertainment union issues support for Equity

The Australian Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, the union that represents actors, journalists, dancers, orchestral performers and more, says it "stands in solidarity" with...

Theatrical unions show support for Equity strike

A day after Actors’ Equity announced a strike against developmental work produced by the Broadway League, theatrical unions have voiced support for their efforts. On...

Actors’ Equity bars members from participating in new developmental work

Actors’ Equity has barred its members from participating in any developmental work on new shows with the Broadway League. The strike comes as Equity has...

Actors’ Equity negotiates for profit-sharing in developmental lab agreement

Actors’ Equity has launched a social media campaign and petition calling for changes to the developmental lab agreement as the union begins negotiations with...

Original Reports

Broadway awaits news of a possible tax break

Accountants are looking toward the new year to see if their lobbying efforts could give Broadway investors and producers another tax break. Under a provision...

The producing world of Sonia Friedman

In 2018, Sonia Friedman and her partners brought the Olivier Award-winning production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" to the Lyric Theatre on...

Where Harper Lee meets Aaron Sorkin in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Despite penning multiple award-winning television series and films, Aaron Sorkin still feels more at-home writing plays. “To me, corny as it sounds, theaters are...

News

Broadway pays tribute to Carol Channing

The Broadway community spoke out with remembrances and words of gratitude about Carol Channing, the original star of “Hello, Dolly!” after news of her...

‘Frozen’ announces first woman to play Olaf

“Frozen” has announced new cast members, including Ryann Redmond as Olaf, the first woman to play the role. In addition to Redmond, who has...

MTI awarded damages in copyright infringement case

Music Theatre International has been awarded $450,000 in damages in addition to attorney’s fees in its copyright infringement case against Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions,...

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Opinion: On ‘All My Sons’ and breaking with tradition

In the midst of the usual year-end rash of “Best Of” lists and seasonal jolliness came news that a spring revival of Arthur Miller’s...

Opinion: To close or not to close?

Heading into the holidays, the Broadway season so far has been remarkable for the breadth of its appeal and the range of subjects. Along...

Opinion: Can off-Broadway intimacy survive a Broadway transfer?

“Will it move?” If you’re in the theater business, you know what that question is about. When a new show opens anywhere outside the Broadway...

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‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ will transfer to Broadway

Heidi Schreck's "What the Constitution Means to Me" will transfer to the Helen Hayes Theater this spring. The play will begin previews on March 14,...

Presentation of ‘Chasing Rainbows’ goes on with modified contract

Amid the Equity strike against developmental work, industry presentations are still occurring, though under altered contract terms. One such presentation, “Chasing Rainbows: the Road...

Equity strike expands to include non-Equity actors

Actors' Equity has expanded its strike against developmental work to include actors working to gain membership in Equity. The strike, which began Monday, originally barred...

Australian arts and entertainment union issues support for Equity

The Australian Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, the union that represents actors, journalists, dancers, orchestral performers and more, says it "stands in solidarity" with...

Choir Boy announces one-week extension

"Choir Boy" announced a one-week extension Wednesday, after receiving positive reviews following its opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Tarell Alvin McCraney play...

Theatrical unions show support for Equity strike

A day after Actors’ Equity announced a strike against developmental work produced by the Broadway League, theatrical unions have voiced support for their efforts. On...

Brian d’Arcy James to lead new cast in ‘The Ferryman’

“The Ferryman” is welcoming a new cast in February, led by Brian d’Arcy James, Holley Fain and Emily Bergl. D’Arcy James, last seen on...

‘Indecent’ will release original Broadway cast album

“Indecent” is releasing a cast recording later this month featuring its original Broadway cast. The 22-track recording, which will be released on Jan. 25...

Actors’ Equity bars members from participating in new developmental work

Actors’ Equity has barred its members from participating in any developmental work on new shows with the Broadway League. The strike comes as Equity has...

Victoria Cairl joins Apples and Oranges from Show-Score

Victoria Cairl, a former senior vice president at Show-Score, has been hired as the executive director of Apples and Oranges Arts, an incubator for...

Ingrid Michaelson to write score for musical ‘The Notebook’

Ingrid Michaelson is writing the score for a musical adaptation of “The Notebook.” The adaptation, produced by Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch in association with...

‘Hamilton’ sees highest-grossing week in Broadway history

"Hamilton" made Broadway history yet again last week, bringing in the highest recorded gross for one show in a week. The musical grossed $4.04 million...

‘Hamilton’ moves theaters in Puerto Rico due to security concerns

The Puerto Rico engagement of "Hamilton" has moved theaters due to concern over possible rallies. The production, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, will now play the Luis...

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ will transfer to New World Stages

'The Play That Goes Wrong' will live on after its Broadway closing on Jan. 6. The production announced Thursday that it will transfer to New...

‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ recoups production costs in three months

“The Lifespan of a Fact” has recouped its production costs after running on Broadway for three months. The play, produced by Jeffrey Richards and...
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Broadway News Feed

Broadway To Dim Lights In Honor Of Carol Channing

Broadway will dim its lights for Carol Channing tomorrow night at 7:45 pm ET, The Broadway League announced today. "Carol Channing personified everything we love...

Falsettos National Tour Casts Newcomers Thatcher Jacobs & Jim Kaplan as Jason

Rising stars Thatcher Jacobs and Jim Kaplan will share the role of Jason in the upcoming national touring production of William Finn and James Lapine's...

All Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights for Carol Channing Jan. 16

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Carol Channing, a Tony Awardwinner and theatrical legend, who passed away on Tuesday, January 15 at age...

Broadway Marquees to Dim Lights in Memory of Carol Channing on Anniversary of the Original Hello, Dolly! Opening Night

The Broadway League has announced that marquee lights of Broadway theaters will be dimmed in remembrance of Tony-winning actress Carol Channing, who passed away...

Broadway Marquees to Dim Lights in Memory of Carol Channing

The Broadway League has announced that marquee lights of Broadway theaters will be dimmed in remembrance of Tony-winning actress Carol Channing, who passed away...

Broadway Theatres to Dim Marquees for the Late Carol Channing

The Tony-winning legend died January 15 at 97.

Farewell, Carol! An Illustrated Memorial to Broadway Icon Carol Channing

Broadway legend Carol Channing died on January 15 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California at the age of 97. The actress won a 1964...

Frozen Announces Casting Gender Swap: Ryann Redmond to Play Olaf

The Tony-nominated musical Frozen will welcome Broadway actress Ryann Redmond (Bring It On) as Olaf beginning on February 19, in a gender-blind casting choice, replacing...

Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda Join Celebrities Remembering Carol Channing

Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernadette Peters are among the slew of celebrities taking to Twitter to pay tribute to late singer, comedienne and...

Ryann Redmond to Take Over as Olaf in FROZEN; Joe Carroll and Noah J. Ricketts Assume Male Leads

As it approaches its first anniversary, Frozen is pleased to announce that Joe Carroll Once, Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bandstand and Ryann Redmond Bring It...