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.
Legendary comedy writer and director Mel Brooks is heading back to Broadway, slated to perform a two-night solo show at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in June. Brooks, the creative force behind the smash hit The Producers (which itself stemmed from his cult classic film from 1967), hits the stage on... Read more
It’s showtime: the new musical comedy Beetlejuice, based on the cult-classic 1988 film by Tim Burton, will open on Broadway later this month. The play follows Lydia Deetz, a teenager obsessed with “the dead” who stumbles upon a recently-deceased couple that are haunting her new house, and the demon... Read more
The Chicago Cubs made history when they won the World Series in 2016 – their first championship title in 108 years. Now, fans can experience the excitement again in a new musical, Miracle, which is set to premiere on stage this May. The play revolves around a typical blue... Read more
“Brave” pop singer Sara Bareilles will make her return to the music scene this year with the 30-city “Amidst The Chaos Tour” to support her latest record. The Live Nation-produced tour will kick-off this fall starting in Detroit, Michigan on October 5, hitting cities across the U.S. like Chicago,... Read more
Swept Away, a new musical featuring music from the roots group The Avett Brothers, will hit Broadway in 2020. The show is inspired by the band’s 2004 record Mignonette, as well as their vast catalogue of blended rock and folk music. It will focus on the story of a... Read more
Regina Spektor is the latest artist to be added to the new In Residence On Broadway series for a limited concert engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Spektor, who garnered attention in the U.S. with the 2006 LP Begin To Hope, went on to release two No. 3 hit records... Read more
Pop Princess Britney Spears will get a taste of Broadway this year when her Grammy Award-winning music will be the center of a new musical. The show, dubbed Once Upon A One More Time, is a new musical comedy based on the book by Jon Hartmere. Once Upon A One More... Read more
Hugh Jackman, who was last seen performing in the hit film The Greatest Showman, will return to Broadway for the revival of The Music Man in 2020. The classic show, which originally opened on Broadway in 1957 and won the 1958 Tony Award for best musical, will return to... Read more
Live Nation announced that it will partner with Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG) and the Araca Group to produce In Residence on Broadway, which will bring a variety of artists to Broadway venues multiple times a year. The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, which was previously occupied by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,... Read more
The Tempatations’ music will hit Broadway this year with the new musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.’ The show will recreate the era of the legendary Motown group, best-known for ’60s hits like “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “My Girl,” and “I Can’t Get... Read more