The Week That Was in Live Entertainment (Week of April 13)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!


Here She Comes: American Girl, Live: The company who brought us Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! is working on a new musical production: American Girl, Live. The Mattel-owned American Girl doll line has sold more than 30 million dolls! According to Variety, this “new musical production is inspired by the stories behind some of the line’s characters and their stories. … The production will tour North America in the fall, with an all-female creative team and cast.”

Taylor Swift + Dynamic Pricing: Rolling Stone takes on the topic of dynamic pricing, focusing on Taylor Swift’s latest tour. Writer Steve Knopper’s headline reads: Brilliant Business or Slowing Demand? One concert-industry expert is quoted, “The industry is adopting a new mantra. If you sell out quickly, you didn’t price tickets properly.” Another expert adds, “[Concert tickets] just caught up to hotels, airfares and rental cars. It’s a cultural change and an acceptance of resellers.”

Farewell Mitzi Shore: Shore, the “Godmother of the L.A. Comedy Scene,” died April 11. Shore founded the Comedy Store in 1972 with her husband, and then took it over completely in 1974. According to Pollstar, “Last year, Carrey produced the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here, which is inspired by the club’s scene during the 1970s. Melissa Leo reportedly plays a character loosely based on Shore.”

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