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 acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton is hitting Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center next year, and when tickets were released over the weekend, fans endured a “disastrous” buying process. Tickets to the show went on sale Friday morning. While the box office was open for sales, the venue urged people to... Read more
Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with director Thomas Kail to bring the hip-hop dance group Freestyle Love Supreme back to the stage. Before Miranda’s accomplishments on Broadway, he could be found performing alongside friends in an improv hip-hop group. The Broadway star just finished performing as the title role... Read more
A producer is being sued by multiple investors for alleged fraud over a failed Broadway musical. The musical, dubbed “Nerds,” was set to be produced by Carl Levin and revolve around the rivalry between tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Levin claimed he had garnered $6.2 million in... Read more
Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams will star in the Broadway musical revival of Once on This Island this fall through next year. She is set to play Erzulie, the Goddess of Love, and one of the four gods in the musical. Once on This Island revolves around an orphan named... Read more
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, reportedly received tickets to Broadway’s Hamilton from an undercover FBI agent, contrary to past claims. Gillum has repeatedly claimed that his brother, Marcus, provided him with tickets to see the Broadway show, Newsweek reports. However, The Tampa... Read more
A new Broadway play, Hillary and Clinton, will feature Laurie Metcalf as Hillary Clinton along with John Lithgow as the former president. The play, written by Tony nominee Lucas Hnath, will focus on the 2008 election. The plot follows the Former First Lady trying to save her presidential campaign.... Read more
The Boss’ Springsteen on Broadway is wrapping-up late this year and it’s possible that Bob Dylan’s Girl From the North Country could take over at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre. According to The Post, sources say that Dylan signed off on moving the musical to Broadway in spring... Read more
The Theatre Development Fund implemented a new rule yesterday that all TKTS booth locations will now display the discounted price per ticket, instead of percentage discounts. TKTS, which has been in business since 1973, makes theatre affordable with same-day tickets for 20 percent to 50 percent off the original... Read more
The Tony-award winning Broadway show Kinky Boots will make its final appearance on stage next spring. Since its Broadway debut in 2013 to April 7, 2019, Kinky Boots would have played 34 previews and 2,507 regular performances. The 25th-longest-running show in Main Stem History has earned itself six Tony... Read more
The Today Show host Al Roker is set to make his Broadway debut in the Sara Bareilles musical, Waitress. Rocker, 64, will take on the role of diner owner Joe, who is currently being played by Bill Nolte. Starting on October 5, he will play a limited run of... Read more