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.
Aladdin, which had to call off a performance almost immediately after reopening due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases among its company is paused once again, calling off several shows due to additional positive COVID tests. Hopes are that the musical, which cancelled Wednesday’s performance a week ago, played Thursday, but... Read more
Daniel Craig will return to Broadway, performing the lead role in Macbeth at the Lyceum Theatre beginning in March, 2022. The actor, whose final film starring as iconic British spy James Bond is in theatres now, will be joined by Ruth Negga as Lady Macbeth in the performances, which... Read more
Just a day after reopening, Aladdin had to cancel Wednesday’s performance at the last minute after detecting breakthrough COVID-19 cases among members of the production. The show was the first canceled for COVID-19 reasons since Broadway reopened after more than a year off due to the pandemic. All members... Read more
Hamilton is returning to Broadway this month, and so is the popular #HAM4HAM ticket lottery, producer Jeffrey Seller announced this week. A limited number of $10 tickets will be available through the lottery for each performance, a celebrated feature from the record-shattering musical’s original run that began in 2015.... Read more
Concert giants AEG Presents and Live Nation Entertainment have both announced that all fans looking to attend events in the U.S. will be required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test beginning this fall, as the industry seeks to stay open amid the Delta variant-driven... Read more
Broadway is already back, but September brings with it a number of high profile shows reopening, and with them the famed TKTS ticket booth in New York’s Times Square. The booth, run by the nonprofit organization TDF, sells tickets to both Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Tickets to same-day shows... Read more
The first Broadway play to return got its first curtain opening this week, as Pass Over opened in front of a crowd of 1,055 at the August Wilson Theater on Wednesday. Crowds had to show proof of full vaccination to be allowed in, and wear masks in accordance with... Read more
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