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.
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
During the curtain call of Frozen the Broadway Musical this past Wednesday, an actor in the show snatched away a “Trump 2020” flag from an audience member. According to News 4 New York, just as the actors were bowing during the encore at St. James Theatre, an audience member... Read more
Just following Halloween, the acclaimed 1983 ghost story by Susan Hill, The Woman In Black, will hit Chicago’s Royal George Theatre, kicking-off a national Broadway tour. On November 15, The Woman In Black will begin previews, and the show will officially open on November 18. Featured actors include Chicago’s... Read more
Earlier this week, Broadway fans received a major discount on tickets to the $13 million show Gettin’ the Band Back Together, as tickets were accidentally priced for a mere $16.95 instead of the actual price of $169.50. According to Forbes, industry insiders suspect that as the show approached its... Read more
Roald Dahl’s classic story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will embark on a national Broadway tour this Fall, bringing a sweet treat to venues across the country. We’ve loved the view from here, but it’s time to set out from our #Broadway factory and prepare for our national tour... Read more
New York ticket resale law updates passed both the Senate and Assembly on Wednesday afternoon, moving through to the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing. The bill passed the Senate first, coming through at a 52-8 margin. It passed the Assembly by a 105-1 margin. It is widely... Read more