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Tax provision would allow Broadway shows to expense initial production costs

A provision in the proposed U.S. Senate tax bill would allow “qualified theatrical productions” to expense all of their initial production costs and allow...

‘Come From Away’ to be made into feature film

“Come From Away” may be coming to a theater near you. The Mark Gordon Company announced Wednesday that it will produce and finance a...

‘Once on This Island’ adds Aruba trip to entice theatergoers

Seeing “Once on This Island” on Broadway can also mean taking a trip to Aruba. The show, which began previews on Nov. 9 at...

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Tax provision would allow Broadway shows to expense initial production costs

A provision in the proposed U.S. Senate tax bill would allow “qualified theatrical productions” to expense all of their initial production costs and allow...

‘Pretty Woman’ to open at the Nederlander Theatre in August

"Pretty Woman: The Musical" will open at The Nederlander Theatre on Aug. 16, 2018, producer Paula Wagner announced Tuesday. The musical begins performances on July...

Thanksgiving Day Parade gives Broadway marketers an audience of millions

Thanksgiving is not a holiday for Broadway. With four musicals performing on the NBC broadcast of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and two performing on...

Review: ‘Latin History for Morons’ gives us footnotes, not a lesson

In spite of significant limitations, it would be churlish not to acknowledge the ambitious aims and wide-ranging scope of “A Latin History For Morons”,...

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society elects new board leadership

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has elected a new vice president and a new secretary. The union, which has an active membership of...

‘Come From Away’ to be made into feature film

“Come From Away” may be coming to a theater near you. The Mark Gordon Company announced Wednesday that it will produce and finance a...

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ is launching a national tour

"The Play That Goes Wrong" is hitting the road. The show, which is the longest-running play currently on Broadway, announced Wednesday that it will launch...

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to close up shop

The chocolate factory is closing up its Broadway shop. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” announced Wednesday that it will close on Jan. 14, 2018,...

‘Once on This Island’ adds Aruba trip to entice theatergoers

Seeing “Once on This Island” on Broadway can also mean taking a trip to Aruba. The show, which began previews on Nov. 9 at...

Peter Jöback will be the Phantom for the show’s 30th anniversary

Peter Jöback is returning to the Majestic Theatre once more. Jöback, a Swedish recording artist and former Phantom, will take on the lead role...

Review: In ‘The Band’s Visit,’ small moments are made profound

The opening of “The Band’s Visit” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, after a triumphant off-Broadway run last spring, is very good news for many...

‘1984’ is not eligible for a Tony, committee says

In its first meeting of the season, The Tonys Committee decided that '1984' would not be eligible for a Tony Award. '1984,' originally written by...

Broadway veterans reflect on decades in the industry

Actor Beth Fowler got her big first break in 1970, when she briefly took over the lead role in “Gantry” from Rita Moreno while...

Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in ‘Hamilton’ in Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda is taking "Hamilton" to Puerto Rico for a three-week run in January 2019. Miranda will reprise the title role after he left the...

‘King Kong’ is coming to Broadway in October

King Kong will be taking over New York yet again as the show announced a Broadway run beginning Oct. 5, 2018. The musical "King...
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Katharine Hepburn Bio Play Tea at Five Optioned for Broadway

Mathew Lombardo’s intimate portrait of the Oscar winner later in life was seen Off-Broadway in 2003.

Ann Wedgeworth, 83, Dies; Tony-Winning Actress Known for ‘Three’s Company’

Ms. Wedgeworth’s characters were often flirtatious, maternal or a combination of both in plays like “Chapter Two” and films like “Steel Magnolias.”

Let It Be! Julie Taymor is Ready to Bring Her Beatles Movie Musical Across the Universe to Broadway

Come together, Across the Universe fans, for some major news! Tony Award-winning stage and film director Julie Taymor is ready to bring her 2007 Beatles movie...

Actors Fund Event Will Instruct Performers How to Turn Ideas Into Income

Bestselling author Chris Guillebeau will share tips for artists from his new book, Side Hustle.

Stage & Screen Star David Cassidy Dead at Age 67

Broadway alum and The Partridge Family star David Cassidy died on November 21 at age 67 as a result of liver failure, according to...

With a Singing SpongeBob, Nickelodeon Aims for a Broadway Splash

To capture the spirit of its relentlessly cheerful animated hero and his underwater world, a $20 million musical that “explodes off the stage.”

He Knows Bikini Bottom. Now He Gets to Swim There.

“It’s a little freaky” how much the energetic actor Ethan Slater seems like the title character he plays in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.”

Betsy Wolfe Will Leave WAITRESS Early to Headline Seattle Concerts With Jeremy Jordan

Betsy Wolfe has tweeted that she will be leaving Waitress earlier than planned to headline Seattle Symphony concerts with Jeremy Jordan. Her final performance...

BWW Review: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Is Like Walking In A Melisma Wonderland

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS which really could be called Home For Christmas since that's the only holiday mentioned is a 90-minute concert...

From Hello, Dolly! to Waitress: A Look Back at Past Thanksgiving Day Parade Performances

See stars like Joan Rivers, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Idina Menzel, Christopher Jackson, and more.