Because We Come from Everywhere…

It’s not often that a new show comes along which forces you to re-think everything you thought a musical was and IS supposed to be. On Saturday February 18, “Come from Away” the new musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein began previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. This Canadian borne gem is re-defining everything […]

Send Home the Clowns

Yesterday one of the saddest announcements came from a family entertainment giant we have all loved for the last 146 years. In May, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will pack up the tent for good and this treasure will become a distant memory. Chairman and CEO Kenneth Feld made the announcement on the […]

No Need to be Home for the Holidays Anymore

In November I hit the road with the exciting new holiday show, Hip Hop Nutcracker, a reimagining of the holiday classic told through hip hop dance featuring an onstage DJ and opened by none other than Hip Hop legend Kurtis Blow. We traversed the country from one side to the other passing through 23 cities […]

Broadway Grosses: Third Quarter

Although grosses are marginally up from this time last year, sadly attendance and the number of running weeks are down. However much like everything else in life, Broadway is a constant ebb and flow. With the success of mega hits like Hamilton and newer shows like Waitress holding their own, I’m confident we will see […]

On the Road Again

Each fall a new touring season begins as veteran shows continue criss crossing the country, new works tryout on the road before taking their shot at the great white way and Broadway’s favorites of the previous season hit the road to share their story with the masses. This season 6 new productions will take their […]

Less is More

In May, one of Canada’s most beloved theaters will close to undergo a $2.5M renovation for a reason you might not expect; they are reducing the size of the theatre. The Royal Alexandra has been home to extraordinary entertainment since construction in 1907 by famed architect John Lyle. In an effort to provide the most […]

The Room Where it Happened

Last night was no surprise-Hamilton dominated the Tony’s and proved they are not only a force to be reckoned with, but that they have secured a strong foothold in the fabric we call American Musical Theatre-and they are here to stay. What can we learn from this? Take risks, take chances, challenge everything you know […]

70th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards

The nominations are in and to no ones surprise, Hamilton is not only dominating in every major category, but leading the race with a record breaking 16 nominations. Also nominated for best musical this season is Steve Martin’s “Bright Star,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock,” Sissle and Blake’s “Shuffle Along…,” and the much anticipated […]

The Door to Endless Opportunity

On May 16th the final ruling on Title III of the JOBS Act officially goes into effect allowing businesses to utilize a crowdfunding platform to raise equity investments. This new regulation also loosens the strict requirements on accredited investors allowing for the expansion of what is currently a narrow investor pool. What may seem like […]

Lifting the Curtain on Tax Codes

Today president Barack Obama signed into law a package that establishes equal tax treatment for live theatrical productions. The bill levels the playing field between New York-based theatrical productions and film and television shows. Current tax codes allow TV and film productions to expense up to $15 million in qualified costs, when 75 percent of […]

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