Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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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 first Broadway success, “All My Sons,” had hit a serious...

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 with the usual spate of film-to-musical adaptations (“Pretty Woman,” “King...

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 theater district, whether it’s SoHo or San Diego, and it...

Opinion: Is $20 million-plus the new normal for Broadway musicals?

Every Broadway season boasts a show or two that promises big-screen thrills delivered on record-busting budgets. Back in 1987, the Shubert Organization swallowed the cost of structural reinforcements to the Majestic Theatre in order...

Opinion: Craig Zadan’s legacy will live on through Broadway, TV projects

As he accepted the fifth, and most important, Creative Emmy award for “Jesus Christ Superstar” last Sunday, executive producer Neil Meron said, “This is for Craig. Craig Zadan’s mission was to make the musical...

Opinion: How two Broadway musicals adapted to the #MeToo era

Rarely has the phrase “900-pound gorilla” seemed as apt as the dilemma facing Broadway producers and creatives this season — especially those who are adapting iconic films from the past for an audience still...

Opinion: Broadway profits keep nonprofits alive

“There’s no profit like nonprofit!” was a cherished mantra of the late Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld. Long before his passing in 2008, Schoenfeld understood that the commercial marketplace that is Broadway had become...

Opinion: Raise a glass to the Tony voters

Some praise is due to the 850-plus Tony voters, a group more maligned than any industry group outside of the Golden Globes. They violate Tony rules by voting in categories in which they haven’t...

Opinion: It’s time to break out of the confines of Broadway

The Tony Awards on Sunday are sure to paint a happy face on the Broadway season that just concluded with record high ticket sales of $1.7 billion and branded shows that will look to...

Opinion: A radical proposal for Broadway plays

If you judged the state of playwriting by this year's Tony nominations for best play, you might think some unidentified virus had wiped out a generation of American writers. Three of the five nominees...
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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,...

‘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...