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.
It seems that every time the highly-acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton hits a new theater, fans are sent into a frenzy. So, when tickets went on sale for Proctors in Schenectady, New York, the inevitable happened: too many fans tried to buy tickets at the same time. Yesterday, Hamilton tickets... Read more
Disney’s Hercules will soon make its debut as a stage musical in a limited Off Broadway run at New York’s Delacorte Theater. The show is slated to premiere August 31 and remain at the 1,800-seat open air theater for several free performances through September 8. It is presented by... Read more
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will return to Broadway this fall with a new project, the improvisational freestyle rap show Freestyle Love Supreme. The stage show – which incorporates both improv troupe comedy and freestyle rap – will open at the Booth Theater on September 13, where it will stay... Read more
Broadway play Hillary and Clinton is set to close its final curtain on Sunday, June 23, four weeks earlier than originally scheduled. Read more
Derren Brown: Secret, a show of mixed magic and mind reading, will debut on Broadway this fall following a sold-out run at the Atlantic Theater Company. Brown, the UK Netflix and YouTube star, performs concerts showing his expertise in mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion. His show, Secret, is described... Read more
Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut this summer for a round of standup shows at New York City’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Ahead of the residency, Chappelle can be found performing in Atlanta at the Tabernacle for a four-night run. The residency will kick-off on July 9, followed by four... Read more
While virtual reality may not be typically associated with Broadway, experts are trying to bring the technology to top-nominated shows in the industry, providing another dimensional aspect to beloved plays. John Gore, who produces Tony Award-winning shows like The Band’s Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, and Hello, Dolly!, is teaming... Read more
YouTube celebrity Colleen Ballinger, known as the character Miranda Sings, will make her Broadway debut this summer in Waitress: The Musical. Ballinger, who is a professional singer, has garnered attention with her humorous YouTube channel. Back in 2008, she created “Miranda Sings,” a character that covers various artists, including... Read more
It was recently announced that Take Me Out would be returning to Broadway next year for a revival play, and now, “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson will join the cast. The show, which originally ran on Broadway in 2003, revolves around the story of a mixed-race baseball star, Darren... Read more
Lizzie The Musical, the rock opera inspired by Lizzie Borden, will no longer debut off Broadway this summer due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The show was scheduled to kick-off later this summer at the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City on July 19 and run through September 29.... Read more