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.
A Broadway Producer, whose first big show was set to debut a few years ago before it was cancelled, has been arrested on child pornography charges. Ben Sprecher, 65, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, the Associated Press reports. While he was released on $100,000 bail,... Read more
The late Princess Diana has been a beloved figure across the world for decades, and now, audiences will be able to share some of her magic when a new Broadway musical, Diana, hits the stage in 2020. Diana will begin previews at New York City’s Longacre Theater on March... Read more
“The Lightning Thief” – Rick Riordan’s first book in the beloved young adult book series, delves into the world of Greek Mythology, telling a timeless story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers he is the son of the Greek God Poseidon. After a successful 32-city North American tour, the... Read more
The musical Cats has officially broken the record for its highest-grossing week in the musical’s 38-year history, producers announced today. According to Broadway World, during eight performances from August 6 to 11 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, the show grossed $1,964,933.50 and played to more than 34,740 audiences. The record... Read more
“Off with her head!” is normally the quote people think of when recalling Anne Boleyn, one of King Henry VIII’s infamous wives. Yet, what about the other five wives? Each has their own story to tell, and Britain’s Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss are bringing their stories to life... Read more
A Broadway showing of To Kill A Mockingbird in New York City ended in chaos Wednesday after the crowd mistakingly mistook a motorcyle backfire outside for gunshots at the Shubert Theatre. During the incident, fans started to flee the theater in a panic, causing a stampede. Footage from Times... Read more
Theatergoers: it’s your last chance to see a handful of shows this month before they close their curtains for good. Following the Tony Awards earlier this year, multiple Broadway shows announced that they will close before the year ends. This month alone, six shows are closing. The Prom, which... Read more
The legendary Beatles member, Sir Paul McCartney, announced that he’s working on a musical version of the 1946 holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life. Britain’s Bill Kenwright will produce the show, he revealed to the New York Post, while Lee Hall will write the screenplay. Previously, Hall has worked... Read more
Nick Robinson, the star of the 2018 hit film Love, Simon, will make his debut on Broadway this fall in To Kill A Mockingbird. Robinson will take on the role of Jem Finch and perform alongside Ed Harris, who is starring as Atticus Finch, replacing Jeff Daniels. The Scott... Read more
Broadway hits Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Waitress The Musical will join the list of shows closing this season. Beautiful has garnered massive attention since it first hit the stage back in 2014. The musical earned seven Tony Nominations during its first season, winning a pair for lead... Read more