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Broadway shows expected to remain closed through early January

Broadway shows will remain closed through at least Jan. 3, according to sources familiar with the matter.  The Broadway League is expected to make an...

Broadway Cares donates $125k to Broadway Advocacy Coalition, anti-racism groups

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced Monday a donation of $125,000 distributed across the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and three other social justice and anti-racism groups.  Of...

Broadway producers receive rent bills amid shutdown

As Broadway theaters remain dark, producers are still receiving weekly rent bills.  They're not paying yet. The expectation is that producers will pay once they...

Broadway producers pledge $1 million match to BC/EFA fund

More than 20 Broadway producers have teamed up to match donations up to $1 million to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS emergency fund.  The producers,...

Actors’ Equity, Broadway League reach deal over payment during shutdown

Members of Actors' Equity, which includes actors and stage managers, has reached a deal with the Broadway League over salary payment during the shutdown. The...

‘Hadestown’ announces education initiative for NYC students

"Hadestown" has launched an education initiative in which New York City public school students can attend the Broadway show for a small cost. The tickets...

A new ‘Frozen’ comes to Broadway

On Tuesday night, a new version of “Frozen” will be playing Broadway.  In a step rare for the industry, Disney Theatrical Productions has opted to...

‘Slave Play’ launches new program of patrons gifting tickets

“Slave Play” is formalizing a model of gifting tickets to attendees who may not otherwise be able to see the play.  The program, called Broadway...

‘Hadestown’ recoups $11.5 million capitalization

“Hadestown” has recouped its $11.5 million capitalization, the production announced Monday.  The musical, which won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical, recouped its initial...

Music Theatre International acquires worldwide licensing rights to ‘Beetlejuice’

Music Theatre International has obtained the worldwide licensing rights to “Beetlejuice,” the licensor announced Monday. Drew Cohen, president and chief executive of MTI, said the...

Matt Doyle, Jennifer Simard and more join cast of ‘Company’

“Company” has announced additional cast members for the Broadway run this spring. Joining Katrina Lenk, playing Bobbie, and Patti LuPone as Joanne, are Matt Doyle...

Matt Upshaw named as new CEO of Serino Coyne

Matt Upshaw, currently a managing director at Serino Coyne, has been appointed chief executive of the ad agency.  He takes over the post from Angelo...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ revival planned for an international production

Disney Theatrical’s revival of “Beauty and the Beast” will be an international production, according to a source familiar with the matter.  This production will be...

‘Slave Play’ announces two-week extension

“Slave Play” will extend an additional two weeks on Broadway, the producers announced Thursday.  The Jeremy O. Harris play, which opened at the Golden Theatre...

Elliot Greene, Charles Flateman take on new roles at the Shubert Organization

Elliot Greene has been appointed chief operating officer of the Shubert Organization and Charles Flateman has been appointed executive vice president of business development. Greene...

Fox Stage Productions to merge into Disney Theatrical

Fox Stage Productions will be taken over by Disney Theatrical Productions beginning Wednesday.  The takeover comes after Walt Disney Company completed its acquisition of the...

‘Oklahoma!’ to launch national tour in 2020

"Oklahoma!" will launch a North American tour in the fall of 2020. The tour will begin at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City....

‘Oklahoma!’ announces extension on Broadway through January

“Oklahoma!” will extend through January 2020, producer Eva Price announced Monday. The revival was originally slated for a limited engagement ending on Sept. 1 at...

Rockwell Group to design new Broadway-themed hotel

Designer David Rockwell is hoping to bring the behind-the-scenes players of the Broadway industry to the forefront with his design for the upcoming Olio...

Sean Cercone acquires Broadway Licensing

Sean Cercone, president of Playscripts Inc., has purchased Broadway Licensing, an imprint of the Playscripts company. With the backing of The Antelope Group, a private...

Shubert Organization and partners will bring a startup accelerator to Broadway

The Shubert Organization is teaming up with two partners to bring Silicon Valley to Broadway. Alongside venture capital firm Exponential Creativity Ventures and tech...

‘Indecent’ will release original Broadway cast album

“Indecent” is releasing a cast recording later this month featuring its original Broadway cast. The 22-track recording, which will be released on Jan. 25...

David Cromer to join the cast of ‘The Waverly Gallery’

Coming off of his Tony Award win for Best Director of a Musical, David Cromer is returning to acting this season in "The Waverly...

Show-Score to update reviews on site, give data to producers

Show-Score is updating how reviews appear on its site and providing new data on its members to producers. The site, which assigns scores to Broadway...

Michael Riedel is leaving the New York Post for radio

Michael Riedel is leaving the New York Post after 20 years as its theater columnist. Riedel is leaving the paper to work at radio station...