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.
With concerns about rising coronavirus case numbers, Broadway theater owners and operators have announced that customers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks to attend performances as shows reopen. The policy was already in place for the one currently open show – Springsteen on Broadway – but will... Read more
Jujamcyn Theatres have agreed to make significant improvements to its five Broadway venues related to accessibility, settling a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York. The settlement occured on Tuesday, entered by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torress at the same time of... Read more
Joe Meli was sentenced to 37 months in prison Friday for his role in a ticket resale fraud scheme. The sentence is the second for similar crimes that Meli has received, with 25 months of this new term to be served concurrently with a 78-month sentence Meli received in... Read more
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make its return to Broadway in November, taking shape as a newly unified version of the play. Performances are scheduled to begin at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre on November 16, with a San Franscisco staging set to reopen on January 11, 2022 and... Read more
Faced with media push-back over speculative ticket listings for upcoming Springsteen on Broadway performances, Vivid Seats took the listings down, and claimed they were mistakenly in place, according to NJ.com. The denial came despite Vivid Seats speculative tickets being marked as “zone seats” – a common reference to tickets... Read more
Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger will return to the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird when it heads back to Broadway in October. The performers, who helped the adaptation to a popular and lucrative run, will be back in the spotlight when the curtain opens... Read more
Broadway’s return timetable moved up again Monday, and in a big way. Bruce Springsteen announced that he is bringing back “Springsteen on Broadway” for a limited summer run, opening June 26 at the St. James. “I loved doing Springsteen on Broadway and I’m thrilled to have been asked to... Read more
Broadway’s return gets closer every day – but this week it was bumped up by nearly a month. The producers of Pass Over announced that the play would begin performances on August 4, 30 days ahead of Hadestown, which announced its plans to reopen on Labor Day weekend last... Read more
With Broadway scheduled for its return to the stage in September, the Tony Awards are following suit. The Broadway League announced that the 74th Annual Tony Awards, which celebrate the performances of the COVID-halted 2019-2020 Broadway season, will take place on September 26 at 7 p.m. on Paramount+. Immediately... Read more
Broadway’s post-COVID curtain raise just got a little closer, as Hadestown announced its plans to return to the stage before labor day, a full 10 days earlier than the earliest opening announced before. Performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre will begin on September 2, with tickets going on sale... Read more