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
“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...
Lucy Kirkwood’s “The Children” Concludes Run
Feb 1, 2018
Lucy Kirkwood’s play The Children will close at the end of this week at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, after a run of mixed success.
Javier Muñoz Completes His Run in “Hamilton”
Jan 21, 2018
Javier Muñoz, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s successor in the lead role of Hamilton, has completed his run, to be replaced by Michael Luwoye, as he moves on to his next adven...
“Stories by Heart” Opens to Warm Reviews
Jan 18, 2018
Stage and screen star John Lithgow opened his solo show, Stories by Heart, to positive reviews and a respectable box office reception.
“Amélie the Musical” Arrives on Broadway
Mar 10, 2017
The whimsical romantic story that takes place in Paris, focusing on a young waitress who decides to act as a "Secret Wish Fulfiller" for the others around her.
Sara Bareilles to Take on Lead Role in “Waitress”
Feb 23, 2017
A new star lead is set to take the reigns in Waitress the musical on Broadway
Weekly Broadway Roundup: Elton John and “Hamilton”
Jan 31, 2017
This week in Broadway news, BroadwayCon concluded, Hamilton will be at the Super Bowl, arrests were made in a Hamilton Ponzi scheme, and Elton John will write the m...
The Steve Jobs/Bill Gates Musical “Nerds” Cancels Broadway Run
Mar 11, 2016
Nerds has cancelled its Broadway run just weeks before performances were scheduled to begin due to financial difficulties.
John Stamos, Christian Borle Help Broadway Bound Kids with Crowdfunding
Dec 16, 2013
John Stamos and Christian Borle take time out from Casa Migos to Promote Broadway Bound For Kids