The fierce heiresses wielding unchecked power on Broadway
Michael Riedel: "There is a group of women who wield quiet, abiding, unchecked power on the Great White Way. They are the widows, sisters and daughters of deceased theater legends,
and they own some of the most popular - and lucrative - plays, musicals and songs of all time."
"Want to stage a revival of Annie Get Your Gun? Better get permission from Irving Berlin’s daughters, Mary Ellin Barrett and Linda Louise Emmet. Got a great idea for a new production of Death of a Salesman? Not until you clear it with Arthur Miller’s daughter, Rebecca. Lined up Hugh Jackman to play Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls? Pray Frank Loesser’s widow, Jo Sullivan Loesser, thinks he’s right for the part, because she’s got casting approval."
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