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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...

Opinion: Make the Tony Awards more like the Grammys

All creative competitions are ridiculous, and in that respect, the Tony Awards are no different from the Oscars, the Grammys and the seasonal art auctions at Sotheby’s. With our votes or bids, they make...

Opinion: Small musicals punch above their weight

Even before it got to Broadway, people were predicting that "The Band's Visit" would win the Tony Award for Best Musical. And, indeed it is this year's front-runner, but it also qualifies as the...

Opinion: Forget the Top 40, Broadway musicals still resonate

Channel surfing a few nights ago, I alighted on PBS and had the unexpected thrill of hearing a familiar tune that wasn’t from the Peter, Paul and Mary or Temptations catalogs. The song was...

Opinion: What if Broadway revivals dared to be more provocative?

Clubby and tradition-bound as Skull and Bones, Broadway has made worthy strides toward sunlight in recent years as conventions of sex and race finally began to crumble. But you’d hardly know it to look...
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In ‘The Nap,’ audiences and actors learn the rules of snooker

“The Nap” has come to Broadway with a mission to popularize the sport of snooker. The first challenge: explaining what it is. Simply put, snooker...

‘All My Sons’ to return to Broadway starring Annette Bening, Tracy...

Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” is returning to Broadway this spring, starring Annette Bening and Tracy Letts. The Roundabout Theatre Company production will be...

Second Stage Theater elects two co-chairs to lead its board

Second Stage Theater has voted in two co-chairs to lead its board of trustees, replacing Chairman Stephen C. Sherrill who has held the position...

Broadway HD announces VP of operations appointment

Tom Kinney has joined streaming platform BroadwayHD as its vice president of operations. Kinney comes to BroadwayHD after working at Spectrum and Freeport Metrics, a...

At Sardi’s, a drink and a business opportunity

On an average Tuesday at Sardi’s, playwrights, producers and theater owners are sprinkled across the expansive dining room enveloped in deep red. They lunch on...