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

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

MTI files suit against theater camp over licensing fees

Music Theatre International has filed suit against Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions Inc. for reportedly failing to pay licensing fees at least 16 musicals. In...

‘Who’s Holiday’ eyes Broadway after winning legal battle

After winning its latest legal battle, the play "Who's Holiday!" is eyeing Broadway. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of playwright Matthew Lombardo...

Broadway League, casting directors settle lawsuit

The lawsuit filed by the Broadway League against several Broadway casting agencies has been settled and dismissed. According to a court document filed Thursday morning,...

Broadway casting directors and League work toward settlement

Broadway casting directors and the Broadway League have made "significant progress" toward a settlement in the lawsuit concerning the unionization of the casting directors. In...

As sports betting becomes legalized, the Tony Awards could be next

Betting on the Tony Awards could become more mainstream after a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. On May 14, the Supreme Court...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ litigation ends in settlement

Scott Rudin's production company, Rudinplay, and the estate of Nelle Harper Lee have settled litigation that threatened the future of the Broadway play "To...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ case will be decided in New York

The case of “To Kill A Mockingbird” will officially be adjudicated in New York. A U.S. District Judge in Alabama ruled Monday that while...

Harper Lee case sets trial date in New York, pending Alabama decision

An Alabama court will decide whether the case involving the upcoming Broadway play “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be adjudicated in Alabama or in...

How the Harper Lee lawsuit is hurting Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Scott Rudin’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” has to prove that it is in trouble. In a declaration filed with the Southern District...

Manhattan man sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for ‘Hamilton’ ticket scheme

Joseph Meli was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding 130 investors in a proposed ticket...

General managers, producers named as suit against casting directors continues

The names of the general managers and producers who reportedly received contracts  leading up to the lawsuit against casting directors have come to light. According...

Casting directors to begin up to $4.7 million discovery process

Lawyers for Broadway casting directors were directed to begin the discovery process, which they say could cost up to $4.7 million, in the lawsuit...

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...

Casting directors ready response as Broadway League suit progresses

Seven Broadway casting offices have until Jan. 22 to respond to allegations of violating antitrust laws as the lawsuit filed against them by The...

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 League files suit as casting directors continue push for union

The Broadway League has filed suit against seven Broadway casting agencies alleging that they have violated antitrust laws by forming a “cartel” that has...