Monday, February 19, 2018

Industry

Jeremy Gerard is no longer working at Deadline

Theater journalist and critic Jeremy Gerard no longer works at Deadline. Deadline did not extend Gerard's contract, Gerard wrote in an email that he shared...

Troika Entertainment creates new role of executive vice president of production

Kori Prior is joining Troika Entertainment in the new position of executive vice president of production. Prior comes to Troika after working with Blue Man...

Theaters partner with GalaPro app to offer live closed captioning

Broadway is welcoming the use of certain phones in its theaters. The Shubert Organization has partnered with GalaPro, a Tel Aviv-based tech startup, to provide...

Actors’ Equity updates showcase code, takes out ticket cap

The Actors’ Equity Association updated its showcase code for the first time since 2009, formally eliminating price caps on tickets, among other changes. The...

What stands in the way of Broadway casting directors unionizing

The battle that Broadway casting directors are fighting over unionization already took place a decade ago in Hollywood. Casting directors in Hollywood received health and...

The men and women keeping ‘Phantom’ in shape at 30

After three decades of working on “Phantom of the Opera,” its vendors have lost count of how many masks and costumes they have created...

Networks Presentations hires new chief operating officer

Touring company Networks Presentations LLC has hired Jennifer Ardizzone-West as its chief operating officer, the company announced Monday. Ardizonne-West comes to Networks Presentations after serving...

Disney to host first Women’s Day on Broadway

Ahead of its official Broadway opening, "Frozen" and Disney Theatrical Productions are hosting the first Women's Day on Broadway. The event, which will take place...

Broadway is becoming more diverse, but some areas still lag behind

The Broadway season that sparked the hashtag #TonysSoDiverse was the most diverse season in a decade. The 2015-2016 Broadway season, which included the opening...

Troika Entertainment appoints new chief operating officer

Tour operator Troika Entertainment LLC announced Angela Rowles as its new chief operating officer, effective Jan. 15. Rowles was most recently the managing director of...

Broadway saw a younger, New York audience last season, survey says

The Broadway audience appears to be getting slightly younger and more New York-based.   New York City residents made up 22% of all theatergoers in...

Tax bill includes one provision that helps Broadway, others that hurt

The Republican tax bill has one provision that could boost Broadway investment and others that may weigh down some of its working members.  The tax...

Marin Ireland launches pilot mediation program to address sexual harassment

After a multiyear push, actor Marin Ireland and attorney Norman Siegel have launched a pilot mediation program to help resolve sexual harassment issues in...

Thomas Schumacher elected as chairman of Broadway League

Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical, was announced Tuesday as the new chairman of the board of the Broadway League. Schumacher, also a producer at...

New York unions pledge to stand behind casting directors

A coalition representing 39 unions in New York City is speaking up for casting directors and urging the Broadway League to allow them to...

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids brings in record $5.6 million in donations

The Broadway community brought in the most it has ever raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids as part of the Gypsy of the Year...

New York theater tax credit brings money upstate, but issues for producers

A New York state tax credit is bringing Broadway tours and economic activity upstate, but causing headaches for some producers. The Empire State Theatre...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Actors’ Equity sends email to 1,500 employers on sexual harassment policies

The Actors’ Equity Association has conducted a national outreach on sexual harassment, as Broadway contends with allegations in the community. The union sent an...