Broadway consists of the 40 professional theaters scattered across New York City’s Theatre District, including the Ambassador, Imperial, Majestic, and Shubert Theatres, among others. Collectively, the theaters are quoted to bring in over $900 million dollars a year. Theatre in New York got its foot-hold during the mid-to-late 1700s, at which time The Park, The Bowery, and The Astor Place Theatres were established. Originally focusing on the works of Shakespeare, Broadway moved in the musical direction during the mid-1800s with productions of “The Black Crook,” and the Gilbert and Sullivan “H.M.S. Pinafore,” among others. Actors on Broadway make a big distinction between their profession on what they call the “legitimate stage,” and other more variety oriented acts like vaudeville and burlesque.
Current masterpieces to hit Broadway for the 2009-2010 season include “Chicago,” “South Pacific,” “Wicked,” “Hair,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Lion King,” and “Jersey Boys,” to name a few.
The famed “El Classico” rivalry between Barcelona FC and Real Madrid has a date in Miami, and that soccer contest is one of the hottest tickets out there, coming in at No. 4 in the TicketNetwork rankings from June 21st. Boxing showdowns in Las Vegas between Conor McGregor and... Read more
Still fascinating to millions nearly twenty years after her death in a fiery car accident in 1997, the story if Diana, Princess of Wales, may be headed for Broadway. Michael Reidel of the New York Post is reporting that “Diana” is holding a reading for Broadway producers in late July... Read more
In what will likely be a familiar sight for much of the summer, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr’s August showdown in Las Vegas is once again atop the TicketNetwork sales numbers for Monday, June 19th, but much of the rest of the Top 10 is dominated by summer’s... Read more
In case its songs and images hadn’t yet seared themselves into the brains of everyone with a young child (and depleted their wallet from 3-400 officially licensed Olaf and Elsa purchases), Disney’s Frozen is coming to Broadway in the spring of 2018, set for the St. James Theatre. The... Read more
A dystopian novel penned in 1949, George Orwell’s 1984 is set to make its debut on Broadway this week. The work stars Tom Sturridge as protagonist Winston Smith and Olivia Wilde – in her first Broadway turn – as his forbidden lover. The story, for those who never read... Read more
Michael Riedel of the New York Post is reporting that Bruce Springsteen is headed for a run of shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway this fall, performing a pared-down version of his famed live show in the intimate, 975-seat venue in New York. “He wants to play... Read more
It’s a fight fan’s world this month, apparently. A newly-announced superfight between unbeaten champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC favorite Conor McGregor is No. 1 in the TicketNetwork marketplace, while a title bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin stands strong in the No. 2 spot. Mayweather and Alvarez fought... Read more
For Broadway shows on the brink of financial profitability, the Tony Awards can mean boom or bust. Winners get a massive boost of promotion and can reap the benefits of hot sales for months or even years. But falling short can leave a show needing a boost with limited... Read more
Cher, famed singer and actress for over 50 years, will have her life story told in a musical set to make its way to Broadway in 2018, according to multiple outlets. Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical. There Will 🐝 performance in THEATRE WITH ACTORS,DANCERS,SINGERS‼️ IT’ll... Read more
A Broadway revival of M. Butterfly starting famed British actor Clive Owen as Rene Gallimard is set to open on October 26, with previews beginning on October 7 at a theatre to be announced, according to Playbill. The Tony-winning drama penned by David Henry Hwang will also feature “new... Read more