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  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    It’s been a year and a half since “Hadestown” was an Off Broadway hit, but fires are still burning for the folk-rock musical. They’ve blazed up online, where the show’s streaming success points to digital platforms as an increasingly reliable tool to help producers move a show from buzzy blip to Broadway contender. A live [...]

  • Randall Arney Geffen Playhouse

    What No NYC Nonprofit Theater Likes to Talk About

    An artistic director in Los Angeles is suing the nonprofit theater he led for 17 years — and the case has reverberations far beyond Southern California. That’s because the lawsuit points to a fraught question for any not-for-profit, one that New York’s biggest theater institutions look poised to confront sooner rather than later: When is [...]

  • The Lion King Broadway

    How 'The Lion King' Ushered in the Era of the Blockbuster on Broadway

    “The Lion King” turned 20 this month — but that’s not the only big birthday on Broadway. When it opened on Nov. 13, 1997, “The Lion King” was an integral part of the transformation of Times Square from red-light district to family-friendly destination, laying the groundwork for the blockbuster era that defines the New York [...]

  • Kevin Spacey Clarance Darrow Broadway

    Broadway Gets Serious About Sexual Harassment

    The sexual harassment headlines have touched Broadway, and Broadway is on high alert. In the cascade of public figures to face accusations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, one name, Kevin Spacey, had a high-profile link to the New York theater industry. He hasn’t appeared on Broadway for a decade, but he was [...]

  • Scrips Discovery Partnership

    A Merger Between Scripps and Discovery Could Be a Smart Fit

    As Scripps Networks and Discovery Communications work toward a merger, they’ve already promised shareholders substantial cost savings. But, arguably, the bigger long-term benefits will come from what the two sides can learn from each other. The two companies’ domestic revenues have been growing strongly over the past years. However, when you look at where that growth [...]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    Looking for the theater industry’s Harvey Weinstein moment? Look to Chicago. Last year, a bombshell report in the Chicago Reader brought to light two decades of harassment and abuse by Darrell W. Cox, the artistic director of Profiles Theatre, an acclaimed company on the city’s bustling storefront theater scene. Cox fell into ignominy, and within [...]

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