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 NBA season is upon us – at least in terms of the schedule being out – and the New York Knicks were all over the marketplace on Tuesday, taking six of the top 12 spots in the Market Heat Report for the day. The Spike Lee Favorites had contests... Read more
Fans looking for tickets to the still red-hot Broadway smash Hamilton will have their shot in a week – as long as Ticketmaster’s computers deem them worthy. According to a press release from Live Nation on Tuesday morning, an allocation of tickets going on sale Monday, August 21st will... Read more
It’s a frosty day in ticket sales, as NHL hockey and Frozen on Broadway headline the items up for grabs on this mid-August Monday. The Las Vegas Golden Knights are among the hockey ducats up for sale on the day, as the new franchise looks to make its mark... Read more
Disney’s new Broadway musical Frozen, based on the wildly popular 2013 film, is graduating from its tryout run at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for Performing Arts to the St. James Theatre in New York City, opening in March of 2018. Tickets will go on sale Monday, August... Read more
A week ago, we asked “Will Patinkin Casting Row Cause “Great Comet” Flame-out?”. Now, just over a week later, Variety.com answers with their piece, “Broadway’s ‘Great Comet’ Will Close in Wake of Casting Controversy”, a resounding yes. It seems the lapse in judgement by the production team in the... Read more
For fans of Bruce Springsteen, August 30, 2017 may be a make-or-break day. That’s when tickets will be available -via Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program – for The Boss’s upcoming residency at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway. The legendary performer’s website and Facebook page made the official announcement on... Read more
Comic, author and actress, Amy Schumer will be making her way to Broadway. The “Trainwreck” and standup star will star in “Meteor Shower”, a new play penned by Steve Martin. The play has been performed at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego and the Long Wharf Theater in... Read more
Fans of the magical Harry Potter saga- first a series of wildly popular novels by J.K. Rowling, then equally successful films- will be thrilled to hear that their favorite wizards are coming soon to a stage near them. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to open at the... Read more
Already reeling following a disappointing night at the Tony Awards and the departure of star Josh Groban, “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” took another major hit last week. Looking to goose sales of the flagging production, Broadway vet and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin was tapped... Read more
After a massive Tony Awards haul, Dear Evan Hansen has another reason to celebrate – the production has recouped its capitalization costs in just 8 1/2 months, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “This show has been a labor of love for everyone involved — some of us for more... Read more