Is social distancing possible on Broadway? A discussion with Eva Price

May 26, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with the Tony-winning producer about the future of the theater.
The Palace Theatre on the opening night of "West Side Story" in 2009.
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Tonys aren't made of gold, but they might as well be for shows

Jun 7, 2019
Winning a Tony could mean many more months for a play on the Great White Way.
 Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'Hamilton' performs onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.
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Broadway closes out a banner year

Dec 28, 2018
The holidays are a big time for the entertainment industry, and Broadway is no exception. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is by far the biggest week of the year for ticket sales. And already, the trade group The Broadway…

Blockbuster Broadway, it's more than just "Hamilton"

Jun 7, 2018
The musical about the founding father is still a top draw, but other shows have helped drive record attendance to Broadway theaters. With all the packed houses, show producers pulled in $1.7 billion.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is one of Broadway's blockbuster hits.
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Broadway box office has a record-breaking season

Jan 3, 2018
2017 was a great year for musical producers on Broadway. Buoyed in part by the continued success of “Hamilton,” the Broadway box office claimed a record-breaking $1.6 billion last year. The previous record was $1.12 billion in 2014. Yet, for…

SpongeBob’s Broadway musical hits the right notes

Dec 25, 2017
Over the last 18 years, SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom have been a pop culture juggernaut — a long-running TV show, a movie franchise, tons of tie-ins. And now SpongeBob is making his…

Playing every role in "Hamilton"

Oct 26, 2017
It's not easy being a swing actor, but the show depends on them, says production supervisor Jason Bassett.
"Hamilton" actor, writer and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda appears with the cast on Aug. 16, opening night at the Hollywood Pantages. 
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Broadway is going dark on election night

Nov 4, 2016
Don't worry, Hamilton is still running.
Secret Service agents await U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre following a special performance of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" in New York City.
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A record year for Broadway shows

May 24, 2016
The Great White Way could be making a comeback and it's not just because of "Hamilton."
Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates receiving GRAMMY award during 'Hamilton' at Richard Rodgers Theater on February 15, 2016 in New York City.
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The most-wanted man in New York (for 'Hamilton' tickets)

May 3, 2016
As the sold-out show's PR guy, Sam Rudy has tickets — if you're famous enough.
Actor Leslie Odom, Jr. (L) and actor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (R) perform on stage during 'Hamilton' GRAMMY performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15 in New York City.
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