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 […]

Join the Family

Broadway, an almost 2 billion dollar industry and growing every year, has always been reserved for the wealthy elite. Capital for first class theatrical productions can only be raised from accredited investors: In the United States, to be considered an accredited investor, one must have a net worth of at least one million US dollars, […]

On Broadway: A Revival

After a nine year hiatus, the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening opens this evening. The original ground breaking production has been reimagined by the genius of deaf west theatre and Michael Arden. This new presentation explores what Elite Theatricals set out to do from the very beginning; breathe new life into existing works through a […]

The Story of Tonight

Every producer approaches their next production with the hope of critical acclaim, recoupment, and longevity. This evening an original musical opens with not only achieving critical acclaim prior to the official opening, but early signs are indicating this show has changed the game forever. This revolutionary new musical that fuses rap/hip hop, pop, and musical […]

…And the nominees are!

Each spring, the theatre community eagerly awaits the announcement of those who have been nominated for the prestigious Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award recognizing outstanding excellence on the Broadway stage. The nominees for the 2014/2015 season were announced this morning, the complete list can be found here.  Who are you voting for?

Small Touring Production Management

My friend and colleague, entertainment attorney Gordon Firemark, recently asked me to be a guest on his podcast to discuss management of small and midsize touring productions. The full interview can be found here. Do you have any entertainment law needs? Gordon is excellent at what he does, and an all around great person. Be […]

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