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.

March Madness Takes Over Best-Seller List
The 2018 NCAA Division Men’s Basketball Tournament begins this week, and March Madness is spreading to the ticketing world. This year’s tournament will run through April 2, starting with the First Four in Dayton before the 64 team extravaganza gets going on Thursday. No. 1 overall was the first... Read more
Parrotheads Live Up to Reputation, Drink Broadway Bar Dry at Margaritaville Preview
Jimmy Buffet’s “Parrothead” fans have long been known for their hard partying ways. It would appear that a trip to Broadway isn’t about to change that. Fans at a recent preview showing of the upcoming Escape to Margaritaville musical enjoyed the signature beverage of his lyrics so lustily at... Read more
Jeff Daniels, Aaron Sorkin Set to Bring Mockingbird to Broadway
Jeff Daniels and Aaron Sorkin, who previously teamed up on the HBO drama The Newsroom, are heading to Broadway together. The actor and producer are two key players in the recently reported staging of To Kill A Mockingbird, with Daniels playing the central role of Atticus Finch and Sorkin... Read more
Market Heat Report: Musical Heavyweights Maintain Presence on Best-Seller List
The same slew of familiar names popped up once more on yesterday’s best-seller list. Bruno Mars led the pack of musical heavyweights, earning the No. 1 spot for the final gig of his four-night stint at Las Vegas’ Park Theater last night. He also picked up the Nos. 4... Read more
Pearl Jam Pulls Ahead on Best-Seller List
Veteran rockers Pearl Jam pulled ahead of performers like Garth Brooks, Elton John and Billy Joel to capture the No. 3 spot on yesterday’s Top 20 list of best-selling events on Eddie Vedder and company were edged only by Bruno Mars & Cardi B at No. 2 and... Read more
Katharine McPhee Preparing for Broadway Debut in Waitress
Katharine McPhee, who rose to fame on her runner-up performance on American Idol and has since starred in NBC’s theatre-themed Smash, will make her broadway debut in April, succeeding Sara Bareilles (who composed the show) as Jenna in Waitress. She’ll perform the role in a limited engagement at the... Read more
Market Heat Report: Broadway’s Back on Top
After a long drought on the best-seller list thanks to dominant sporting events and concerts, Broadway’s back. Smash-hit Hamilton claimed the No. 1 spot on the Top 20 list yesterday for an April performance in Dallas, just one of several shows offered during the touring production’s month-long stint in... Read more
Vikings Fever Hits Market After Wild Win in NFC Divisional Game
Sunday night’s wild last-second come-from-behind victory by the Minnesota Vikings kept alive the possibility of a first-ever home game in the Super Bowl, and seems to have goosed the fans into action, as Vikings fever – and football overall – dominated the marketplace on Sunday – headlined by the... Read more
James Taylor, Hamiliton Headline Monday Tickets on Sale
A huge block of shows on the ever-popular Broadway home base version of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is on presale, as are a number of dates from James Taylor and his All Star Band (several featuring Bonnie Raitt). Those and more headline the tickets on sale rundown for Monday,... Read more
Bette Midler Takes Final Bow in Hello, Dolly! Run
Can the revival of Hello, Dolly! survive the departure of its signature star? Bette Midler took her final bow at the Schubert Theatre on Sunday evening, as did co-stars David Hyde Pierce and Taylor Trensch. Bernadette Peters will take over the title role when the production resumes on January... Read more