‘Music Man’ Sets a Box Office Record for a Reopened Broadway

Broadway has a new box office leader: the stellar revival of “The Music Man” grossed $3.5 million last week; this was the biggest of any show since cinemas reopened after the prolonged pandemic shutdown. The ever-popular Hugh Jackman-directed musical, with an ensemble cast, sells more than “Hamilton” and any other show, triumphing over lukewarm reviews …

‘Music Man’ Sets a Box Office Record for a Reopened Broadway

Broadway has a new box office leader: the stellar revival of “The Music Man” grossed $3.5 million last week; this was the biggest of any show since cinemas reopened after the prolonged pandemic shutdown. The ever-popular Hugh Jackman-directed musical, with an ensemble cast, sells more than “Hamilton” and any other show, triumphing over lukewarm reviews …

‘Batman’ Kicks Off With Box Office Ticket Sales

“Batman” smashed $128.5 million in theaters in the United States and Canada over the weekend, demonstrating the stamina of one of Hollywood’s hardest working superheroes and marking the end of studio experimentation with movie screening patterns, in the hopes of moviegoers. “It’s an excellent opening,” said David A. Gross. movie consultant publishes a subscription newsletter …

‘Pursuit’ Review: An Action Thriller For The Bargain Box

Grenades play a pivotal role in “Pursuit,” starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch as estranged father and son. If the prospect of these actors impresses you, satisfy your curiosity. In a previous era, this action-thriller directed by Brian Skiba would have gone from post-production straight to a bargain box in a rundown video store on …

A New Podcast Reignites A Box Office Bomb

One day last December, Julie Salamon was rummaging through piles of old plastic bins in a lower Manhattan storage unit. Salamon, 68, is a journalist, writer, and describes himself as a “pack rat.” The boxes were accidental galleries in the museum of a life’s work, filled with relics—notebooks, clippings, photographs, and tapes—that have accumulated for …

Pink Siifu, A Shape-shifting Musician with a Single Request: Don’t Box Me

In 2018, Livingston Matthews landed in New York for a series of gigs and his money ran low after he had to unexpectedly check a bag on his flight. So he jumped from a subway turnstile, but was detained by a police officer who wanted to replace him. “He was just overweight, bruh,” said Matthews, …