Broadway Should Encourage Risk Tolerance of Innovative Shows

If you missed it, last week the producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark announced that the show is closing on Broadway and moving to Las Vegas. I’ve heard talk from all the way back when the show opened that a Las Vegas production was in the cards, but the goal presumably was to run two versions of the show, not to move it. I think the Vegas show makes a lot of sense and will be extremely popular. Vegas …

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Can Roseland Ballroom Remain a Live Entertainment Venue?

The property owner  is likely to sell the Roseland Ballroom, which has hosted live entertainment — dancing, ice skating and a lot of other things — since the early 20th century. In any case, it’s shutting down the current operation next spring. I am trying to parse this statement, as quoted in Pollstar: “The owners of 239 West 52nd Street have operated Roseland Ballroom for over three decades,” Roseland Development Partners said in a statement. “Managing Roseland has been a …

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