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Opinion: ‘Be More Chill’ and the buying power of social media

Social media is such an important factor in the marketing of Broadway shows that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become not only ticket sellers, but plot points in shows. The trend may not have...

Opinion: The revolution that propelled this year’s Tony nominations

Take a close look at the Tony Awards nominations announced Tuesday morning and a couple of things come into focus. Foremost is that a revolution has taken place in recent years. The nominating body...

Opinion: The Game Changers knocking down the walls of Broadway

At its penultimate meeting of the Broadway season, the Tony Administration Committee handed down a couple of eminently reasonable rulings, along with two mild surprises.The committee affirmed the eligibility of late entry “What the...

Opinion: Expectations vs. reality at ‘The Prom’

The only thing missing from the money reviews was the money. Critics greeted “The Prom” with cheers when it opened in November at the Longacre Theatre. In the Times, Jesse Green called it, “a joyful...

Opinion: In the battle for profit-sharing, it’s a question of risk

Should actors be paid for their contribution to shows that go on to be hits? I’ve been going to the theater regularly since I turned 10 (1962, the Martin Beck, Jerry Herman’s “Milk and Honey,”...

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...
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Character study: The gods, Chers and cowboys taking over Broadway

This season, Broadway was populated by silver-tongued deities, a triumvirate of Chers and a band of edgy ranchers, to name a few. Some of this...

‘Magic Mike’ cancels Boston engagement

The musical adaptation of "Magic Mike" has cancelled its Boston engagement this fall. The producers of "Magic Mike," which include Channing Tatum and "Magic Mike" movie...

Mary-Louise Parker to star in ‘The Sound Inside’ on Broadway

Mary-Louise Parker will return to Broadway in Adam Rapp’s play “The Sound Inside.” David Cromer, director of “The Band’s Visit,” will direct the Broadway premiere...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ announces Broadway cast

"Jagged Little Pill" will come to Broadway with its principal cast from the American Repertory Theatre. The musical, set to open at the Broadhurst Theatre...

One-liners from ‘Tootsie’ scribe Robert Horn

“Penguins can rotate their heads 360 degrees. But only once.” So goes one of the many zingers in the musical “Tootsie,” crafted by book writer...