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‘The Lion King’ Grosses $4.3M as Broadway Sees Holiday Rebound

Broadway rebounded during the week between Christmas and New Years, as multiple shows broke box office records and the industry saw one of its first relatively normal holiday weeks since the pandemic began. The Lion King, which has been running on Broadway since 1997, topped the charts by grossing more than $4.3 million across nine […]

‘Death of a Salesman’ Performance Disrupted by Disorderly Audience Member

Death of a Salesman had its Dec. 27 holiday performance disrupted by an audience member who approached the Broadway production’s stage and repeatedly engaged with members of its cast, including actor Wendell Pierce, amid the live show. The NYPD was called to the W. 44th St. Hudson Theatre on Tuesday night around 9 p.m. following […]

‘Funny Girl,’ Starring Lea Michele, Breaks New House Record As Broadway Gears Up For Holidays

Leading up to the lucrative holiday weeks, the Lea Michele-led Funny Girl broke a box office record at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway.  The revival brought in just above $2 million across eight shows last week, which also marked a record gross for the production. Michele joined the revival in September, following the departure […]

‘Almost Famous’ to Close on Broadway in January

The musical stage adaptation of Almost Famous will play its final Broadway performance on Jan. 8, the production announced Monday. The musical, an adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film, began previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Oct. 3 and opened on Nov. 3. This is the latest Broadway show to announce its closure, following […]

Actors’ Equity Members Approve New Three-Year Contract For Broadway, Sit-Down Productions

Members of Actors’ Equity voted to approve the new three-year collective bargaining agreement for Broadway shows and sit-down productions. The union listed achievements in the contract including minimum salary increases in each year of the three-year agreement, better paid sick leave benefits, a decrease in weekly rehearsal hours after a show opens and one additional […]

Broadway Play ‘Ain’t No Mo’’ Extends Run by One Week After Receiving Closing Notice

After starting a campaign to save the show from closing, Broadway play Ain’t No Mo‘ has extended its run for another week through Dec. 23. The new play, written by Jordan E. Cooper and produced by Lee Daniels, was originally scheduled to close Dec. 18. However, after receiving the closing notice one week after the […]

Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters Not Starring in Alleged Production of Sondheim’s ‘Square One’

Neither Nathan Lane nor Bernadette Peters is attached to star in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s last written musical, Square One, reps for both actors confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. A Twitter account using the musical’s title announced on Thursday morning that the upcoming staged production was set to star Lane opposite fellow stage icon […]

‘KPOP’ Composer Helen Park, Star John Yi on Musical’s Representational Impact and Broadway’s AAPI Inclusion

On Sunday evening, the echoes of KPOP‘s final Broadway finale barreled up the stairs of W. 50th’s Circle in the Square Theatre and through its upper lobby, where the excited cheers of a stacked house spiked against the heart-pounding beat of “Blast Off” like an aural electrocardiogram. For those not able to get tickets, a […]

Jordan E. Cooper on Saving Broadway’s ‘Ain’t No Mo,’’ His “Love and Loathe” Letter to American Theater

Just one week after its opening, new Broadway play Ain’t No Mo’ announced it would soon be ending its run.  Written by and starring Jordan E. Cooper — the youngest Black American playwright in Broadway history — and produced by Lee Daniels, the play is set to close on Dec. 18, unless the production can rally audiences […]

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Buy Out Performance of Broadway Show ‘Ain’t No Mo‘

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have bought out a performance of new Broadway play Ain’t No Mo‘ this week, in an effort to help the show stave off its closing notice. The play, written by Jordan E. Cooper and produced by Lee Daniels, is made of a series of sketches that address the question, […]

‘KPOP’ Team on Abrupt Closing of Broadway Musical: “We Never Got a Fair Chance”

Leading members of KPOP’s creative team are addressing the news of the history-making Broadway musical’s closing, which producers announced Tuesday. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, book writer Jason Kim, composer Helen Park, and producers Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes shared their reactions to the closing and what they felt may have fueled […]

‘KPOP’ to Close in December Two Weeks After Opening on Broadway

KPOP, which broke ground on Broadway for its casting and representation of Korean culture, is closing just a few weeks after opening at the Circle in the Square. The musical, which originally premiered off-Broadway in 2017, will end its run on Dec. 11, the producers announced Tuesday. Written by Jason Kim and directed by Teddy […]