Friday, November 24, 2017

NEWS

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 investors to write off their investment once the show has...

‘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 20, 2018. Ahead of the Broadway run, "Pretty Woman" will make...

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 the CBS broadcast, the shows and their advertising teams are...

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 3,000 stage directors and choreographers in the U.S., announced the...

‘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 film adaptation of the Broadway musical. The screenplay will be...

‘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 a North American tour in the 2018 to 2019 season....

‘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, at which point the show will have played 27 previews...

‘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 the Circle in the Square Theatre, is going a step...

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 in “The Phantom of the Opera” ahead of the show’s...

‘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 George Orwell and adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan,...