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Caitlin Huston

Business Writer

Caitlin Huston is a Business Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where she has covered the streaming wars, major mergers, acquisitions and hires at entertainment companies, the business of Broadway and more. Before joining THR, Huston was Editor-in-Chief of Broadway News, and she has previously worked at MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. Huston graduated from the University of Michigan.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Sees Return of Theatrical Titles But Sells Stock Amid Tough Environment

After acquiring Redbox in August, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment says it is finally poised to see a bigger return on its investment.  “The return of theatrical titles is firmly underway. This return, however, began in earnest, months later than we had anticipated when we acquired Redbox. When looking at 2022 there was only […]

Universal Music Group Extends CEO Lucian Grainge’s Contract Through 2028

Universal Music Group has extended the contract of its CEO and Chairman Sir Lucian Grainge until May 1, 2028. As part of the extended agreement, Grainge will move from an all-cash compensation package to a combination of equity and cash, with the majority paid in UMG equity and UMG performance-based stock options. His annual salary […]

Electronic Arts to Lay Off 6 Percent of Workforce in Restructuring

Electronic Arts will lay off 6 percent of its workforce, or close to 800 jobs, the video game publisher disclosed Wednesday. This comes as part of the company’s restructuring plan, which will also include office space reductions and portfolio rationalization. In total, Electronic Arts estimates it will incur about $170 million to $200 million in […]

Andrew Lloyd Webber Announces Son Nick’s Death After Cancer Battle

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s eldest son, Nick Lloyd Webber, has died following an 18-month-long battle with gastric cancer. He was 43. The legendary theatrical composer announced the news Saturday, stating that his son had died earlier that day in Basingstoke, a town in England. On Thursday, Lloyd Webber posted to Instagram that Nick had been checked […]

Actors’ Equity Launches Political Action Committee Ahead of 2024 Election (Exclusive)

Actors’ Equity Association is forming its own political action committee. The union for more than 51,000 stage managers and actors will be launching the PAC in the first week of April, with the goal of contributing money to federal candidates who support Actors’ Equity priorities. These include more arts funding, expanded health care coverage, protecting […]

‘Smash’ Musical Plans to Come to Broadway in the 2024-2025 Season

Smash is getting one step closer to Broadway. A musical adaptation of the NBC television series, also entitled Smash, is now slated to open on Broadway in the 2024-2025 season, producers Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron and Steven Spielberg said Wednesday. The production has tapped Susan Stroman, the Tony Award-winning director of The Producers, who is […]

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Hits Highest Grossing Week In 35 Years

The Jonas Brothers played five performances on Broadway last week. But the real star of the show, at least as far as grosses go, continues to be The Phantom of the Opera.  The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical reported the highest gross in its 35-year-old history in the week ended March 19, bringing in just over […]

Sophia Anne Caruso Signs With Gersh (Exclusive)

Sophia Anne Caruso, who recently starred in the Netflix film, The School for Good and Evil, has signed with Gersh. The actress, who played Sophie in the Netflix film, opposite Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, and Sofia Wylie, is also known for her roles on stage, including originating the role of Lydia in the 2019 production […]

Mike Faist, Lucas Hedges to Star in Stage Adaptation of ‘Brokeback Mountain’

A stage adaptation of Brokeback Mountain will come to the West End this spring, starring Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges.  The adaptation, which calls itself “a new play with music,” is based on Annie Proulx’s short story, which was later adapted into the 2005 film. The stage version was written by Ashley Robinson and features […]

Amazon Will Lay Off 9,000 More Employees

Amazon plans to lay off another 9,000 employees over the next few weeks, CEO Andrew Jassy said Monday.  This is in addition to the planned layoff of 18,000 employees that the ecommerce giant announced in January. This round of cuts will largely impact workers in Amazon’s advertising department, on its video live streaming service Twitch, […]

Stephen Sondheim’s Final Musical to Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall

Stephen Sondheim’s final musical will have its world premiere in New York this fall.  The musical, which was formerly known as Square One and is now titled Here We Are, is inspired by two Luis Buñuel films, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel. Joe Mantello (Wicked, Assassins) directs the musical, which […]

‘Room’ Broadway Production Shuttered Due to Lack of Funding, Lead Producer Withdrawal

The Broadway production of Room has been postponed indefinitely. The production, which was in rehearsals with Adrienne Warren as the lead, will not go forward following a “shortfall in capitalization” and the withdrawal of a lead producer, the production said Thursday. The production, which was scheduled to begin performances April 3 at the James Earl […]