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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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Lin-Manuel Miranda to direct film version of ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’

Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct an upcoming movie adaptation of "Tick, Tick...Boom!" with a screenplay by "Dear Evan Hansen" book writer Steven Levenson. The film will...

‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ will get stage treatment

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" is being adapted into a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions. Scott Delman of Blue Spruce Productions has acquired...

‘Dreamgirls’ posts Broadway casting notice

A casting call for a Broadway production of "Dreamgirls" appeared on industry sites Wednesday. According to a press representative for Sonia Friedman Productions and "Dreamgirls"...

‘Springsteen on Broadway’ to air on Netflix in December

"Springsteen on Broadway' will be filmed for Netflix to appear on the streaming service on Dec. 15, 2018. The Broadway show, currently playing at the...

‘School of Rock’ to end its run on Jan. 20, 2019

"School of Rock" will play its final performance on Broadway on Jan. 20, 2019. At that point, the musical will have played 1,307 performances and 31...