Bill O'Brien, director of theater and musical theater for the National Endowment for the Arts, agrees that nonprofit theaters in the U.S. are "extremely nervous" about the economic climate.
Broadway sales slipped in Week 22 (Oct. 20-26) -- and, perhaps more worryingly, so did attendance when compared with recent years.
The road took a 0.6% dip in Week 22 (Oct. 20-26), bringing the total gross for the 13-show slate to $12,238,155.
The trio of producers behind "August: Osage County" and "Speed-the-Plow" will produce a Broadway revival of "Look Homeward, Angel" next fall.
Scribe Hassan Abdulrazzak has picked up the 17th annual Meyer-Whitworth Award, a UK legit kudo, for his play "Baghdad Wedding."
Off Broadway's Flea Theater has announced its upcoming season, including a new play by prolific A.R. Gurney, whose "Buffalo Gal" opened at Primary Stages over the summer.
With a slew of distractions coinciding this weekend, legiters are bracing for a rough patch at the box office -- and not because of the economy.
Originally planned to inaugurate the Philadelphia Theater Company's new space, "Unusual Acts of Devotion" was written by Terrence McNally with Kathy Bates in mind, then rewritten when she withdrew…
New Broadway-bound tuner "The Addams Family" has set a city and a date for its out-of-town tryout, bowing in November 2009 as part of the Broadway in Chicago series at Chi's Oriental Theater.
Resembles a Christopher Durang farce with a social consciousness. Such dicey material requires precise treatment, which it fails to receive in the Furious Theater Company's West Coast premiere…
The traffic and slavery of human beings for the American sex trade is a subject worthy of a dramatic airing. But this explosive topic needs to be handled with more technical finesse than Steven Leigh…