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.
Theater-goers are lashing out at Ticketmaster after they were unable to secure tickets to see the highly-acclaimed Broadway show Hamilton, which hits a Detroit theater this spring. Hamilton will play at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit from March 12 to April 21. When tickets went on sale this past Friday,... Read more
Filipina singer and actress Lea Salonga was forced to cancel shows in Hong Kong and Singapore on her upcoming tour after breaking her leg during a ski trip. Salonga was supposed to visit Hong Kong on February 8, 9, and 10, and Singapore on February 13 and 14. However,... Read more
A Texas attorney who accidentally purchased tickets for Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton for the wrong day is now suing Ticketmaster. According to court documents obtained by Above the Law, Joshua Davis had intended to buy three tickets to a Hamilton show on March 14 or 15 in New York... Read more
Nicholas Sparks, one of the most beloved romance novelists of all time, has revealed news that his hit-selling novel, The Notebook, will head to Broadway as a musical. The playwright and “This Is Us” supervising producer Bekah Brunstetter will write the book and Ingrid Michaelson, known for songs “Girls... Read more
Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ the classic novel by Harper Lee, has broken records, becoming the highest single-week grossing play in Broadway history. The play is only in its second full week of performances and has already grossed $1.702 million, Variety reports. It has surpassed “All... Read more
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