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.
The Shubert Organization, Broadway’s largest ticket operator, has announced a partnership with the Boston-based startup True Tickets to power IBM blockchain technology. The partnership between the powerhouse Broadway business and startup was announced Wednesday; the startup was one of the two companies selected to take part in this summer’s... Read more
Performances of the acclaimed Broadway show Wicked were set to take place in New Orleans through this weekend, but due to a construction collapse near the venue, all remaining shows have been cancelled. Over the weekend, the Hard Rock Hotel, which is under construction on Canal Street, partially collapsed.... Read more
The Michael Jackson-based musical, which was derailed for a bit, now plans to head to Broadway in 2020. The musical, originally dubbed Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, will be called MJ. The show was cancelled this past February due to the recent sexual allegations that surfaced against the... Read more
by Eric Fuller Fall is here. We are heading to harder times. The temperature is dropping and ticket prices may follow. There are lessons to be learned from Billie Eilish, The Black Keys and Jacqueline Novak. Stay with me, this first part is hard but, on the plus side,... Read more
The Height of the Storm, a Florian Zeller play, has begun previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre this week. The show, directed by Jonathan Kent and translated by Christopher Hampton, revolves around the characters Andre and Madeleine, who have spent 50 years married. However their life starts to... Read more
It’s officially fall, and that means Broadway is gearing up for a new season following the closing of various summer shows. According to Deadline, the box office brought in $29,320,908 last week, which is only one percent more than the previous week. While Deadline notes that Broadway is still... Read more
The Tony Award-Winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, known for her work in Wicked and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, is returning to Broadway this fall for a limited time for a show celebrating the release of her latest LP, For The Girls. The show, which revolves around some of... Read more
Popstar and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks will return to Broadway this fall, where she’ll take on a role in Waitress. Sparks will take the stage as Jenna from Alison Luff on September 16 through October 27. She’ll perform alongside YouTube star Colleen Ballinger, as well as Mark Evans... Read more
The revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite is returning to Broadway next year and is set to feature real-life married couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The show, produced by Ambassador Theatre Group, Gavin Kalin Productions, and Hal Luftig, will run for a limited 17 weeks at the... Read more
While the West End had followed the industry by moving toward paperless ticketing over the past few years, Hamilton producers plan to go back to a more traditional ticketing route later this year. According to The Stage, Hamilton producers – which include Cameron Mackintosh, Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill... Read more