Theatre

  1. Ricky Martin Signs TV-Series Deal With Universal Television

    July 30, 2012 3:37 PM EDT In the midst of his ongoing success in the role of Che in the Broadway musical "Evita," Ricky Martin has signed a talent holding deal with Universal Television that calls for him to develop and star in his first network television series ...

  2. Lawrence Barnett, president of MCA's Talent Agency in the 1960s, Dies at 98

    June 13, 2012 7:37 PM EDT Lawrence Barnett, who as president of the MCA Talent Agency in the 1960s represented the likes of Jack Benny, Marlon Brando, Judy Garland and Ronald Reagan, died June 11 in Los Angeles. He was 98. After 37 years with MCA, Barnett served as an exec ...

  3. 'Once' Completes Cinderella Story, Wins Eight Tony Awards

    June 11, 2012 9:27 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Once upon a time, a quirky film made on a shoestring turned into an unlikely Oscar-winner and, even more improbably, a Broadway show. Now, "Once" has completed its Cinderella story, winning the coveted best-musical Tony ...

  4. SAG-AFTRA Reaches Industrywide Music Video Deal

    June 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Capping months of effort, SAG-AFTRA announced Friday that it has reached the first-ever industrywide agreement covering dancers in music videos. The deal, which encompasses Sony Music, UMG, Warner, EMI, Disney and their subsidiary labels, came les ...

  5. Broadway's 'How To Succeed in Business' Starring Nick Jonas Didn't Succeed In Business

    May 09, 2012 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Nick Jonas tried hard but couldn't keep Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" in business. Producers of the musical said Tuesday they they were reluctantly handing it a pink slip after s ...

  6. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 11:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. ...

  7. Ricky Martin to Return to Broadway, This Time as Che in 'Evita'

    October 27, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The new version of classic Broadway show "Evita," starring Ricky Martin as Che Guevara, will premiere April 5 at the Marquis Theatre, producers confirmed. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, Oct. 29 with previews beginning March 12. T ...

  8. Backbeat: Telemundo's Glamorous Execs Kept Billboard Mexican Music Awards Running Smoothly

    October 25, 2011 7:00 AM EDT At the Billboard Mexican Music Awards, all the glitz was not on the red carpet. Backstage at the Orpheum Theatre, Oct. 20, Telemundo's very glamorous press and marketing team took a break from the action to pose for Billboard.biz . From the l ...

  9. Backbeat: Titus Andronicus Rock Brooklyn's Glasslands For CMJ

    October 21, 2011 3:42 PM EDT Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles amongst the Brooklyn crowd. (Photo: Chris Payne/Billboard) 2011's CMJ Music Marathon kicked off Oct. 18, with Jersey-based indie-punks Titus Andronicus headlining one of the night's biggest draw ...

  10. 'Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical Tony; Bono, The Edge Make Appearance

    June 13, 2011 6:10 AM EDT NEW YORK - A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn't even eligible still managed to cast a shadow - well, shall we make that a web? - over the proceedings. On a night wh ...

  11. Columbia Records Nabs Music Rights To New NBC Series 'Smash'

    June 09, 2011 7:07 PM EDT Columbia Records has won the rights to the music from NBC's new musical series "Smash" that will premiere in mid-season. The music will include covers and originals composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the team behind "H ...

  12. 'The Book of Mormon' Cast Album Scores Impressive Chart Debut

    May 26, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Last week, the original Broadway cast recording of "The Book of Mormon" converted a lot of fans into followers. The cast album flies onto the Billboard 200 at No. 31 with 13,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  13. BACKBEAT: Band Of Horses Sell Out The Greek Theater LA

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Band of Horses Sold out the The Greek Theatre in LA on September 25 and celebrated the occasion beforehand with Nederlander Concerts staff. PHOTO: RANDALL MICHELSON From Left: Vanessa Kromer, senior director of publicity at Nederlander Concerts; B ...

  14. Ricky Martin's Broadway Plans

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin will star as the male lead, Che, in a Broadway revival of "Evita" in spring 2012. Martin will reprise the role played by Antonio Banderas in the 1996 film, which starred Madonna as the wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron. ...

  15. The Tony Nominations Are Here

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nominations for the 2010 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, were announced this morning. The full list: BEST PLAY: "In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)," "Next Fall," "Red," "Time Stands Still." B ...

  16. 'Next to Normal,' Hank Williams To Receive Pulitzer Prizes

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Next to Normal," a musical about the complexity and heartbreak of a woman's mental illness and its effect on her family, has won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Paul Harding's "Tinkers," a debut novel released by ...

  17. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Heads To Broadway

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST The musical stage show adaptation of Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner) is moving to Broadway in the spring. It will open at St James Theatre on April 20, with previews in March. Casting for the production has not yet bee ...

  18. Live Nation Sells U.K. Theatrical Venues For $160 Million

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has closed the sale of its remaining U.K. theatrical venues and operations to the Ambassador Theatre Group. Live Nation has also sold its one-third interest in the Dominion Theatre in London to the Nederlander Group. The portfolio bein ...

  19. Met Opera Sells Record $2.5 Million Of Tickets

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Metropolitan Opera was singing a happy song about the first day of individual box office sales for the upcoming season. The Met sold $2.5 million worth of tickets on Sunday at its box office, telephone call center and Web site, up from $2 mill ...

  20. 'Billy Elliot' Dances Away With 10 Tony Awards

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billy Elliot The Musical" swept the top U.S. theater honors on Sunday, winning 10 Tony Awards for a Broadway season that defied a recession with record ticket sales. "Billy Elliot" is based on Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry ...

  21. Bowery Presents Revives New Jersey Theatre

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York promoter Bowery Presents is making its first foray into running a New Jersey venue with the re-opening of the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair this fall. The maiden show at the 2,500-capacity building will be Hanson on Nov. 1. Also scheduled ...

  22. India.Arie Eyes Broadway Bow

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer-songwriter India.Arie will star in the first Broadway revival of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Often described as a choreopoem, the play presents the stories of seven women of co ...

  23. Live Nation Completes Theatrical Sale

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has sold the remainder of its North American theatrical business to Key Brand Entertainment for a gross sale price of $90.4 million. The divestiture is part of Live Nation's ongoing strategy to focus its core business on music ope ...

  24. Music Publisher Mills Dies

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marty Mills, a former music publishing executive and talent agent, died of cancer June 23 in Los Angeles. He was 80. Mills began his career in the family business, Mills Music, a music publishing company begun by his father, Jack, and his uncle Ir ...

  25. McKennitt To Tour U.S. And Canada

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour in April with 21 U.S. dates and five Canadian dates. The trek is in support of her debut, "An Ancient Muse" (Verve/Quinlan Road). The jaunt, which kicks o ...

  26. Death Cab Lines Up Fall Tour

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a North American headlining theater tour on Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. The fall tour follows a successful summer playing large festivals and a co-headlning to Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a ...

  27. UMGI Digitizes Andrew Lloyd Webber Stage Hits

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International has sealed a landmark digital-distribution deal with Really Useful Group, the live-entertainment production company famous for its hit stage musicals by composer Si Universal Music Group International has sealed ...

  28. Latin 'American Idol' To Begin Auditions

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Auditions begin in Mexico City, April 22 - 23. Auditions begin in Mexico City, April 22 - 23. News ...

  29. AM Only to Book Action Action

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Solgot to handle North American bookings. Victory Records act Action Action is now being booked by Nikki Solgot of AM Only. AM Only’s roster includes a diverse line-up of acts such as Tiesto, Tosca, Carl Cox, VNV Nation, BT, The New Deal and The B ...

  30. 'Spamalot' Leads Tony Nominations

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT nods include best musical, best actor. "Monty Python's Spamalot" leads this year's Tony contenders with 14 nominations including best musical, best actor in a musical for Tim Curry and best original score. The productions ch ...

  31. Gov't Issues Nightclub Safety Recommendations

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Report follows Great White tragedy. Report follows Great White tragedy. News ...

  32. Livent Co-Founder Drabinsky Due In Fraud Trial

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST A three-month long preliminary hearing in the fraud trial of Toronto-based Live Entertainment of Canada co-founder and former CEO Garth Drabinsky begins today (Jan. 10) in Toronto. A three-month long preliminary hearing in the fraud trial of Toron ...

  33. Stagehands Union Pacts With Philly Venue Manager

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), commonly known as the stagehands union, has signed a three-year contract with Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spect The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage ...