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
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.
“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” Begins
Apr 5, 2018
Summer, the Donna Summer Musical, began previews this past week, and although it earned negative reviews in the tryout production, box office was not bad at the sta...
“Rocktopia” Classical Rock Fusion Begins Previews
Mar 22, 2018
Rocktopia began previews this week led by a team of elite vocalists, a rock band, a choir, and an orchestra, blending classic rock and classical music.
Bartlett Sher’s “My Fair Lady” Begins Performances
Mar 16, 2018
The Bartlett Sher helmed revival of My Fair Lady has begun previews at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre starring Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton.
Uma Thurman Concludes in “The Parisian Woman”
Mar 11, 2018
Beau Willimon’s play The Parisian Woman closes today, starring Uma Thurman, Phillipa Soo, Josh Lucas, Marton Csokas, and Blair Brown, directed by Pam MacKinnon.
“Latin History for Morons” Concludes Performances
Feb 28, 2018
Latin History for Morons concluded its run at Studio 54 after becoming the first straight play of the season to announce recoupment.
Broadway Box Office Surges in Mid-February
Feb 22, 2018
Last week was an excellent one for the Broadway box office, with every show except Waitress showing growth in ticket sales, and Escape to Margaritaville is off to a...
“Latin History for Morons” Recoups
Feb 9, 2018
Latin History for Morons has recouped its capitalization on Broadway following less than stellar box office performance, demonstrating enough interest to make a low...