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Activision Blizzard Cooperating With Regulators’ Asks About Alleged Insider Trading

Activision Blizzard is cooperating with a federal lawsuit and investigation into suspected insider trading that allegedly may have been facilitated by chief executive Bobby Kotick just days before the video game publisher was acquired by Microsoft, according to a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission. “Activision Blizzard received a voluntary request for information from […]

IAC’s Dotdash Acquires People Magazine Publisher Meredith Corp. in $2.7B Deal

Meredith Corp., the publisher of brands like People magazine, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle, has sold to Dotdash, a digital publishing subsidiary of Barry Diller’s IAC, in a deal valued at $2.7 billion, the companies said Wednesday. The deal is expected to close Dec. 1, with the newly combined company called Dotdash Meredith and led by […]

Why Barry Diller Thinks 10 Percent of Theaters Will Remain in the Next Few Years

Barry Diller doesn’t think the movie business is “dead,” as a recent NPR story declared, but the traditional moviegoing experience will continue to transform, resulting in a loss of about 90 percent of theaters worldwide. “Because of streaming, because of the pandemic, because of the enormous production of longform content … the word movies — […]

Hugh Jackman in Broadway’s ‘Music Man’ Back on Track for Spring 2021 (Exclusive)

Also starring Sutton Foster, the musical revival originally slated for the fall will now begin performances April 7, aiming to rouse Broadway out of its extended slumber.

‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Revival is Second New Broadway Production Felled by Coronavirus Shutdown

Following the announcement earlier on Friday that Martin McDonagh's 'Hangmen' had played its final Broadway performance while still in previews, a similar fate has met the eagerly anticipated revival of Edward Albee's masterwork of interdependent marital warfare, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

Greg Kinnear to Make Broadway Debut as Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (Exclusive)

Continuing the trend of distinguished American actors taking on one of the most iconic characters in the national literary canon, Greg Kinnear will be the latest Atticus Finch in the smash hit Broadway production of 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Sets Free Performance for 18,000 New York School Students (Exclusive)

Aaron Sorkin's blockbuster adaptation of the Harper Lee novel will be the first Broadway play staged at Madison Square Garden, featuring the entire cast led by Ed Harris.

Rupert Everett Steps Into Broadway Revival of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ (Exclusive)

The actor joins Laurie Metcalf, Russell Tovey and Patsy Ferran in the spring 2020 production, replacing Eddie Izzard, who departs due to scheduling conflicts.

Four Tony Award Winners Join Broadway Cast of ‘The Music Man’ (Exclusive)

Jayne Houdyshell, Jefferson Mays, Marie Mullen and Shuler Hensley will appear with previously announced leads Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster in the revival.

Hit Sam Mendes Production ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Locks in Broadway Run (Exclusive)

Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles star in the rise-and-fall saga of the immigrant brothers who conquered the finance world, returning to New York after sold-out runs on both sides of the Atlantic.

‘West Side Story’ Broadway Revival Cast Unveiled (Exclusive)

Producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and David Geffen on Wednesday announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of 'West Side Story,' a radical reimagining for the 21st century to be directed by Ivo van Hove and choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

Chelsea Clinton, Martha Stewart Celebrate Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation at High Line Benefit

Diane von Furstenberg, Katie Couric, Andy Cohen and others celebrated the completion of the final portion of the High Line, an abandoned New York City elevated freight rail line that was transformed into a public park on Manhattan's west side.