Thursday, December 12, 2019

Industry

Nederlander National Markets merges with Jam Theatricals

Nederlander National Markets LLC, one of the largest operators of legitimate theaters and music venues in the U.S., has merged with Jam Theatricals Ltd.,...

Betsy Dollinger signs consulting contract with Kevin McCollum’s Alchemation

Betsy Dollinger, a veteran Broadway marketer, has signed an exclusive consulting contract with producing company Alchemation. Founded by Kevin McCollum, Alchemation's projects include the upcoming...

Shubert Organization to pilot blockchain technology on Broadway

A blockchain startup is coming to Broadway in the hopes of developing deeper relationships with ticket buyers.  True Tickets, a Boston-based startup that launched in...

Helen Shaw named theater critic at New York magazine and Vulture

Helen Shaw will join New York magazine and its entertainment site Vulture as theater critic. Shaw, who was most recently a critic for Time Out...

Speaking out about vocal injuries on Broadway

“It was 11-part harmony for 90 minutes straight — and it tested the limits of every part of my vocal range.”  “In the moment of...

Sue Wagner, John Johnson leave Joey Parnes Productions to start new venture

Sue Wagner and John Johnson are starting their own production and general management company called Wagner Johnson Productions.  Wagner and Johnson are both longtime members...

Ben Holtzman selected as the next T. Fellow

Ben Holtzman has been selected as the next Geraldine Stutz T. Fellow. As part of the T. Fellowship, which seeks to develop the next generation of...

Warner/Chappell Music signs Stephen Schwartz

Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Led by Kurt Deutsch, the company is the music publishing...

Rachel Sussman selected as the next T. Fellow

Rachel Sussman has been selected as the next Geraldine Stutz T. Fellow. As a T. Fellow, Sussman will receive a $10,000 stipend, a $20,000 budget to...

Equity principal audition sign-ups rescheduled after website outage

Signups for Equity principal auditions are being rescheduled after a website outage prevented actors from signing up Wednesday. The public-facing Equity website and its member...

Cast & Crew acquires theatrical payroll company Checks & Balances

Hollywood payroll company Cast & Crew has acquired Checks & Balances Payroll Inc., the New York-based firm that provides payroll and accounting services for...

Patrick Daly to oversee theater projects for Eon Productions

Patrick Daly has been hired to oversee the theater production arm of EON Productions, the British production company which makes the James Bond films. Daly...

‘Gypsy of the Year’ competition renamed ‘Red Bucket Follies’

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ “Gypsy of the Year” competition has been renamed the "Red Bucket Follies.” The name change comes after Actors’ Equity changed...

Shaping the next generation of creative producers

Before “The Band’s Visit” won 10 Tony Awards, its lead producer, Orin Wolf, learned the tricks of the trade from some of the industry’s...

NYU launches Broadway Orchestra training program

New York University has launched a Broadway Orchestra initiative aimed at training the next generation of pit musicians. The initiative, which will launch with...

Araca Group exec launches Lively McCabe Entertainment

Michael Barra, former president of media and entertainment at The Araca Group, has launched a new production company called Lively McCabe Entertainment. The company, which...

Actors’ Equity votes to rename the Gypsy Robe the Legacy Robe

The Gypsy Robe will now be known as the Legacy Robe after a vote from members of Actors' Equity. The vote comes after the national...

Broadway industry members team up to open new rehearsal space in Manhattan

Broadway industry members plan to open a new studio space in 2019, which will include the largest rehearsal studios in Manhattan.  The studios, which are...

After the Tonys, the theater community goes to Israel

For the past 30 years, members of the theater community have attended the Tony Awards and then, win or lose, set off on a...

Broadway veterans reflect on decades in the industry

Actor Beth Fowler got her big first break in 1970, when she briefly took over the lead role in “Gantry” from Rita Moreno while...