Saturday, March 23, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT

VIEWS

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...

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...
ADVERTISEMENT

More News

Review: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ hits the steps, but not the story

Broadway’s proudest moments of the past couple of decades have rarely – er, make that never – included any of the long parade of...

Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon to announce Tony nominations

Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon will announce the 73rd Annual Tony Award Nominations on April 30. The nominations will be aired live at 8:30...

‘Gary’ pushes back opening date

"Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus" has pushed back its opening night date to April 21. The Taylor Mac play was originally set to open...

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ musical to be adapted into a film

“Birdman” screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris has written the script for a film adaptation of the “Jekyll & Hyde” musical. Dinelaris, who was also the book...

James Corden will host the 2019 Tony Awards

James Corden will host the 2019 Tony Awards this June. This is the second time Corden has hosted, after taking on the role in 2016...