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.
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
Top-tier showman Bruno Mars makes a pair of appearances in the Market Heat report for this Tuesday, with a show tonight in Sacramento at No. 7, and an August 5th date in Minnesota down at No. 17… But the top 10 is dominated by soccer once again, as some... Read more
Wednesday was another sports-centric day in the secondary marketplace, as Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s September fight returned to the No. 1 spot in the TicketNetwork Top 20. The prize fight in Vegas was one of eight sports events in the Top 10. The showdown between the unbeaten boxer... Read more
Uma Thurman, with a career that spans films like Dangerous Liasons to her Oscar-nominated turn in Pulp Fiction and a even rom-com fare like The Truth About Cats and Dogs, will be making her debut on Broadway in November, starring in The Parisian Woman, according to Playbill and several... Read more
Hello, Dolly! was hit with a huge drop in sales for the week that just ended, corresponding with the first week of star Bette Midler’s vacation. The drop, from $2.3 million to $936,000, amounted to 60% for the show. That’s highest week-to-week slide for any show in 2017, per... Read more
Harry Styles, who is set for a splashy acting debut* in the upcoming Christopher Nolan film “Dunkirk”, is up to No. 5 in the Market Heat report for this Friday. The former One Direction star’s date in Toronto with Muna is one spot behind Ed Sheeran’s upcoming show in... Read more
With the 4th of July around the corner, the sales were brisk for some of America’s favorite pastimes- boxing, baseball, and fireworks. Conor McGregor’s August showdown with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas continued to show strong sales numbers, coming in at No. 1, while five of the other events... Read more
Tonight’s Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio show by Dead & Company, which features members of the original Grateful Dead and guests like John Mayer (who, for those unaware, is actually a properly talented blues guitar player), is rising up the charts, coming in at No. 3 in sales numbers from TicketNetwork... Read more