Jennifer R Jones
Head Staff Writer
With over 20 years experience in the Broadway field, including marketing, production, development and show investment, Jennifer R Jones is an all-around subject-matter-expert in the Broadway business. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and her iMac and tries to see at least five Broadway shows per week. She loves seeing the shows, but hates giving show recommendations as they have often come back to haunt her. She still maintains that Enron The Musical was the best Broadway show of all time, and it just didn't get a fair shake. She also claims that she is not an Apple elitist, but refuses to buy an Android or PC. Jennifer developed her love for writing and story-telling at a young age when she read True Grit for the first time. Ever since then she has had a soft spot in her heart for westerns, which explains why Oklahoma! is still one of her favorite shows.
News Story Archive for Jennifer R Jones
Broadway Box Office Continues Downward Slide
Jul 11, 2018
The Band’s Visit is not performing as well as Dear Evan Hansen, and Straight White Men faces box office turmoil amidst the cast shake-up.
Broadway Box Office Sees Mid-Summer Slump
Jul 4, 2018
The overall box office decreased this past week, with the biggest Tony winners seeing small increases as they are pushing the top of their gross potentials.
Young Jean Lee’s “Straight White Men” Begins Previews
Jun 28, 2018
Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men begins previews this week, marking the first time an Asian American female playwright has a show produced on Broadway.
“Saint Joan” Closes on Tony Awards Day
Jun 7, 2018
Saint Joan closes on Broadway on June 10, 2018, the same day as the Tony Awards, in which Condola Rashad is vying for the award for Best Performance by a Leading Ac...
Tony Nominations Analysis: Snubs and Surprises
May 19, 2018
The Tony Awards has announced its nominations, and quite a few deserving contenders were snubbed, while there were also some surprises.
Special Tonys for Bruce Springsteen, John Leguizamo
May 11, 2018
The Tony Awards include two non-competitive honors, the Special Tony Awards given to Bruce Springsteen and John Leguizamo.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is a Critical Hit!
Apr 26, 2018
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened to extraordinary reviews, marking this show as a critical hit entering into awards season.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway: Show Review
Apr 10, 2018
Review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway show now playing at the Lyric Theatre on 43rd Street in NYC. Starring Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley, Noma Dumezwe...
Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero” Opens to Great Reviews
Mar 30, 2018
Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero opened on Broadway to positive reviews in a production directed by Trip Cullman and starring Michael Cera.
“Angels in America” Revival Earns Rave Reviews
Mar 29, 2018
Marianne Elliott’s production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America opened to excellent reviews, but the box office is still lagging.
Winter Storms on Broadway: WINTER STORM QUINN 03/07/18
Mar 7, 2018
Winter storm Quinn hit New York City on 03/07/18 no Broadway shows were closed due to the blizzard, extreme snow and dangerous ice conditions
Broadway Box Office Springs Into Spring Season
Mar 1, 2018
Frozen and Angels in America began performances on a high note, and overall the industry showed a slight downturn in ticket sales this week ending February 25, 2018...
“Wicked” Is Now the 7th Longest Running Show on Broadway
Feb 17, 2018
Wicked has surpassed Oh, Calcutta! to become the seventh longest running Broadway show, and sixth, fifth, and fourth places are also within sight.
January Puts an Icy Chill on Broadway Box Office
Jan 10, 2018
January was a cold week for the Broadway box office, following a record-breaking stupendous New Year’s week, and Junk saw a slight upsurge in its final week.
2017: The Highest Grossing Year in Broadway History
Jan 4, 2018
Broadway box office reached an all-time annual high culminating in a record breaking New Years week shattering several house records.