"Seussical the Musical" is not so much an adaptation as a massive overview of the Dr. Seuss classics, centering on two: "Horton Hears a Who" and "Horton Hatches the Egg," and dropping in characters…
Actors Equity has indicated it will join the National Coalition for Health Care, following in the footsteps of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, the Directors Guild and IATSE.
Minor upticks and major plummets marked the pre-Christmas session. Thirty-three shows brought in $16,135,339, down $1,017,967 or 5.93% from the previous session.
As Gotham's garment biz shrinks, small theaters and related legit orgs continue to move into the fashion district south of 42nd Street on the West Side.
Principal casting is complete for the Sam Mendes-helmed production of "Gypsy," set to open May 1 on Broadway.
Citing the long-term impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Actors Equity reported that earnings for members declined 2.7% in the 2001-02 season to $249.2 million.
Jerry Herman's "Mack and Mabel" will see its first New York staging since its 1974 world preem on Broadway in a one-night concert skedded for March 31 at Avery Fisher Hall.
Broadway grosses dipped during Week 29 (Dec. 9-15), slipping by 2.5% to a still sturdy $17,153,306. Attendance of 261,900 was off by a similar 3.4%.
The road shows grossed $12,102,260 during Week 29 (Dec. 9-15), a minuscule .5% drop from the prior frame.
These days, the traffic between movies and the stage all seems to be going in one direction: Pick a hit picture, add music -- and presto! -- you've got a new Broadway musical.