Lee Rodriguez originally hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and developed his love for writing during his undergraduate experience at the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied Journalism. While attending school, he began writing weekly articles for the university student newspaper, The Pitt News. His favorite subject to write about was sports, but that changed one fateful day when he was introduced to Broadway theatre during a week-long road trip to New York. From that point forward, Lee knew he wanted to work in theatre journalism. Once he graduated with a BA in Journalism, he moved to New York City to join the industry and increase his Broadway knowledge. Lee’s favorite type of shows are jukebox musicals, being particularly fond of American Idiot and Jersey Boys, and he loves to dissect show subject matter and understand what makes them successful and what makes them fail.
News Story Archive for Lee Rodriguez
Shubert Organization Considers Blockchain To Thwart Ticket Brokers
Jun 2, 2020
Shubert Organization set to implement blockchain technology on Broadway ticket sales in effort to increase profits and thwart secondary ticket brokers
Andrew Lloyd Webber Shows How To Stream Broadway, Others Miss The Mark
Apr 24, 2020
It was expected that Broadway would excel at streaming during the Coronavirus pandemic, but only Andrew Lloyd Webber has delivered a product worth watching
‘American Utopia’ Closes & Plans to Return to Broadway in Fall 2020
Feb 19, 2020
After record breaking sales during 17 weeks of performances, David Byrne and his show, American Utopia plan its return back to Broadway in the fall of 2020
Red Death In 2020: 16 Broadway Shows Set To Close In January
Dec 23, 2019
Many Broadway shows are scheduled to close in January 2020 and it is not just the holiday and seasonal themed Broadway shows that are due for the axe.
2019 NYC Holiday Show Season Now In Full Swing & Tickets Selling Fast
Nov 14, 2019
NYC Broadway shows performing in the 2019 Holiday season, including show dates, ticket prices, show information and tickets link
Broadway Industry Held Back By Lack of Technological Innovation
Sep 27, 2019
The Broadway industry is being held back by the old-guard and their lack of technological prowess, which stifles business innovation
What’s Closing Soon On Broadway- Fall 2019
Jul 29, 2019
Broadway show closures in Summer and Fall 2019 with information on their respective closing dates, show descriptions, and ticket information.
Harry Potter Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary on Broadway
May 29, 2019
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child recently celebrated its one year anniversary on Broadway and replaced its entire cast with new hires
Michael Jackson Broadway Musical in Development
Jul 6, 2018
A Michael Jackson musical is in development to bow in New York in 2020, with a book by Lynn Nottage, and directed by Christopher Wheeldon.
Acclaimed Revival of “Three Tall Women” Closes
Jun 23, 2018
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women plays its final performance directed by Joe Mantello, starring Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf, and Alison Pill.
“The Prom” Landing on Broadway This Fall
Jun 15, 2018
The Prom has pushed back its start date to October 23, 2018, when it will begin performances at the Cort Theatre in a production directed by Casey Nicholaw.
“Escape to Margaritaville” Sets Closing Date
Jun 2, 2018
Escape to Margaritaville has announced that it will play its final Broadway performance on July 1, 2018 after earning no Tony nominations and mediocre reviews.
“The Play That Goes Wrong” Sets Closing Date
May 20, 2018
The Play That Goes Wrong will close at the end of August, while Kenny Leon's Children of a Lesser God will close at the end of May.
“The Iceman Cometh” Opens to Positive Reviews
May 3, 2018
The Iceman Cometh opened to positive reviews in a revival directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Denzel Washington as Theodore “Hickey” Hickman.
“Saint Joan” Begins Starring Condola Rashad
Apr 12, 2018
Saint Joan has begun previews on Broadway starring Condola Rashad in a Manhattan Theatre Club production directed by Daniel Sullivan.