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.
Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan has failed fans once again, as those eager to purchase tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway took to Twitter to express their grievances with the picky program. A Broadway adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s eighth story and first screenplay in the wildly popular Harry... Read more
Of all the places in the world to pass off an unkind word about “The Boss”, the last one you’d expect would be the local press in New Jersey – his home state and base of adoration stemming from his start on its northern shore. But that’s just what... Read more
Customers anticipating the arrival of the critically acclaimed hit musical Hamilton in London’s West End were disappointed enough to discover that a delay in renovations to the theatre would result in a later opening night than planned. Ticket-holders affected by the delay were luckily told they could redeem them... Read more
Tony Award nominee Jeremy Shamos will co-star in the new Broadway show Meteor Shower, replacing Alan Tudyk, who left the production due to “creative differences”, according to Broadway.com. Jeremy Shamos received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in Clybourne Park, for which he also received Drama League Award and Lucille... Read more
Grammy winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will make his Broadway debut in the role of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress, starting November 3 for a limited ten-week engagement, according to Playbill. Waitress features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and direction... Read more
New York, NY – September 28, 2017—Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced today that The Cher Show, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago with previews beginning on June 12, 2018... Read more
The classic 1990 film Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere will be adapted into a musical, according to The New York Times. The show is set premiere in the spring of 2018 in Chicago and in the fall at an unspecified Nederlander theatre on Broadway. Samantha Barks... Read more
Once again, post-weekend sales reflect the enthusiasm of football fans, with twelve games in the Top 20. Three of those games took place yesterday, including Redskins vs. Raiders in the top spot, Eagles vs. Giants and Patriots vs. Texans. One game tonight- Cardinals vs. Cowboys at University of Phoenix... Read more
War Paint, the new Broadway musical that tells the story of cosmetic company entrepreneurs and rivals Helena Rubinstein (Patti LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Christine Ebersole), is scheduled to end its nine month, 300 performance run on December 30. It played a sold-out run in Chicago in the summer of 2016... Read more
Today’s Top 5 is led by country music power couple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood for a tour date in Tacoma, followed by Chiefs vs. Steelers, two Bruno Mars shows, and a LA Dodgers qualifying game in the National League Division Series. Linkin Park & Friends tribute show is... Read more