Tootsie , the Broadway musical adapted from the 1982 movie about a struggling actor whose career takes off when he plays a woman, will close on Jan. 5, the production announced tonight.Continue Reading
EXCLUSIVE: For the first time in more than three years, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster is opening its doors to bus tours, schools from out of town and other groups.
Beginning on Monday, Hamilton offers group sales for performances from Jan. 7 to June 4, 2020, according to a memo the production sent to group sales agents that was obtained by Broadway Journal.
André Bishop, head of Lincoln Center Theater, earned pay and benefits valued at $1 million in 2017. It’s likely the biggest one-year compensation for a New York nonprofit theater leader. Todd Haimes, artistic director and chief executive of the Roundabout Theatre Company, was close behind, with $922,000.
“More people who run theaters are realizing it’s very hard work and want to be paid for it,” said James Abruzzo, a recruiter and compensation consultant who’s hired by arts executives to negotiate their contracts with nonprofit boards. Those at the top who have management and artistic ability are scarce, he said. “Keeping leaders happy and keeping them close are the most important tasks of the board.”
In the previous decade, Bishop’s comp package doubled while Haimes’ rose 74 percent — increases at least four times the rate of inflation.Continue Reading
EXCLUSIVE: The Public Theater has earned tens of millions of dollars for its role developing Hamilton — and is spending as little of it as possible on two ambitious projects.
The venerable nonprofit is fundraising for a new rehearsal and audition space — dubbed Public Studios — that’s scheduled to open early next year across the street from its Astor Place headquarters. It’s also renovating the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, to be completed around 2022.Continue Reading
The Broadway League and Actors’ Equity Association reached a tentative pact that will raise the weekly minimum for Broadway actors 3.5 percent to $2,168.Continue Reading
After an acclaimed run at New York Theatre Workshop, Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play begins previews on Tuesday at the John Golden Theatre. I spoke to lead producer Greg Nobile of Seaview Productions about the decision to transfer the drama and not cast stars and how it’s being marketed.Continue Reading
EXCLUSIVE: Scott Rudin knows the territory — the Broadway territory, that is. Visiting River City with Hugh Jackman in Rudin’s upcoming revival of The Music Man won’t come cheap.Continue Reading
Christie’s auction house said it will offer three original drawings by the legendary Broadway portraitist Al Hirschfeld that were owned by Terry Allen Kramer, the prolific Broadway producer and Palm Beach doyenne who died in May at 85.Continue Reading
EXCLUSIVE: Tickets for Broadway’s Belle Époque hit have gone from pricey to pricier.Continue Reading