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.
Earlier this year, Broadway was booming with success – closing shows and opening its doors to new performances – yet, everything became halted when the coronavirus pandemic broke out in New York City. Now, The Great White Way is officially closed through Labor Day weekend, but producers are not... Read more
Broadway is currently closed through Labor Day Weekend, however, fans can keep the spirit of theater alive by tuning in to the new streaming service Broadway on Demand. The series, dubbed “30 Days of Opening Nights,” kicked-off last night. Various filmed performances will take place during the series, including... Read more
MJ – The Michael Jackson musical – was set to kick-off this summer following a postponement, however, now fans will have to wait even longer to see the Broadway show amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show was slated to begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York... Read more
Frozen fans might have trouble letting this news go. Following this week’s announcement that Broadway’s shutdown has been extended until Labor Day, producers of Frozen the Musical revealed that the production won’t return when the industry gets back up and running. The stage adaptation of the hit Disney animated... Read more
Broadway theaters will remain shuttered throughout the summer, the Broadway League revealed Tuesday. An exact return date is yet to be determined however the League is offering ticket exchanges refunds on all productions scheduled through September 6 as the Great White Way continues its unprecedented shutdown. “While all Broadway... Read more
The anticipated filmed production of Hamilton will drop much sooner than planned. Rather than wait for a planned theatrical release in October 2021, the Hamilton film will be available for streaming on Disney+ on July 3, the streaming service announced Tuesday. Three performances of Hamilton were filmed back in... Read more
Broadway’s doors have been closed since March, and even when the Great White Way does open again, theatergoers won’t be ready to head back to shows, according to a new survey. A new study, released by the national marketing research company Shugoll Research, found that theater fans will return... Read more
Cast members of various Broadway shows are teaming up to provide a digital benefit concert to help raise funds for Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The show, dubbed Broadway Does Mother’s Day, will take place this Sunday, May 10 and feature members from Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical,... Read more
Broadway closed its doors in March and isn’t slated to reopen again until June. However, one producer suggests that the Great White Way may not open until next year. UK theater owner and producer Cameron Mackintosh suggested that venues in the U.K. and U.S. may not be able to... Read more
Although music fans are craving live events now more than ever, fewer than half of Americans plan to go to sports events, concerts, movies, and amusement parks when they reopen to the public without a proven coronavirus vaccine, according to a new opinion poll reported by Reuteres/Ipsos. The poll... Read more