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Financing a Broadway musical is no easy task. With initial budgets ranging from a few million dollars (Newsies cost just $5 million to mount) to staggering sums (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark racked up costs totaling $75 million, a new record for the industry), producers have their work cut out for them. But Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza, the lead producers of Rebecca, a musical adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's gothic novel, have come up against possibly the worst complications a show could ... [Read more]
As the new Broadway season starts picking up speed, all of the empty houses are steadily being filled by a variety of shows: musicals and plays, new shows and revivals, and even concerts and comedy. Take your pick (or picks) from this list of shows that are bringing new life to the Great White Way. NEW MUSICALS Scandalous: Broadway leading lady Carolee Carmello (Parade, Mamma Mia!) portrays Aimee Semple McPherson, the most famous person you've never heard of. In a story that could be ripped fro... [Read more]