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Move Over, TMZ: The Best Place to Catch Celebs Is Now the Broadway Stage

Not long ago, the closest you could get to seeing Hollywood stars up close and personal was staring at the faded headshot wall at your local dry cleaners. But these days, a growing number of major film and TV stars — from Jake Gyllenhaal and Larry David to Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss — are taking time off from cashing their massive Hollywood paychecks to take on high-profile roles in some of Broadway’s buzziest new shows. And while celebrities bring …

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Pricing

Ticket Buyers Don’t Care What You Spend on Your Show

A couple weeks ago, the BBC website reported on the comments made by the head of a UK movie studio that suggested movie tickets should be priced based on the costs incurred in making the movie. So, for example, the article said, “An independent British film should cost 4 pounds, and a Hollywood blockbuster 10 [pounds].” This led to a discussion in the live entertainment and arts world whether the same thing might be true for live entertainment tickets, and …

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A Fond Farewell to Mickey Rooney

Stage and screen star Mickey Rooney passed away this weekend at age 93. Variety put together a superb obituary for the actor that details his life in the spotlight. We also wanted to share this video of Rooney playing Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as this quote from the man himself: “You’ve got to recognize, there will never be another you. It has nothing to do with ego; it happens to be the truth. There will never …

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Marketing

Piggyback on Someone Else’s Publicity

Tonight, Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long opens at Hollywood’s El Capitan for an 11-day run, and just for tonight only, Richard Sherman, one of the composers of the 1964 film’s magical score, including the Oscar-winning song “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” will be a special guest. You’d never have known it, but the making of this classic family favorite, starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews (who won an Oscar for her role), wasn’t easy. It took Mr. Disney 20 years to persuade …

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