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 highly acclaimed disco pop musical Here Lies Love is set to debut on Broadway this summer. Based on the life of the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, the musical was created by Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner David Byrne, who provided concept, music, and... Read more
The sold-out musical of New York City Center’s “Parade” moves to Broadway. Set to run a limited engagement from March 16 through to August 6 at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, the show saw high demand in tickets sales on the very same day its Broadway announcement was made. It... Read more
Currently running at Off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop through January 22, Merrily We Roll Along, the sold-out musical staged in London and New York, will head to Broadway in fall. The show stars Daniel Radcliffe as writer Charley Kringas, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff as composer Franklin Shepard, and... Read more
Once Upon a One More Time which made its world premiere at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. in 2021 is set to be staged on Broadway in 2023 spring. The musical is scored by Britney Spears hit songs. The new show starts previews on May 13 with an official... Read more
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will be staged on Broadway for the first time in 2023. Making its premiere at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal in London in October 1952, piece’s London production has the reputation for being the world’s longest-running play registered by Guinness World Record. The Broadway debut of the... Read more
The legendary duo John Kander and his late partner Fred Ebb’s stage musical New York, New York begins performances on Broadway March 24, 2023 ahead of its official opening on April 26, 2023 at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. The Broadway show will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony... Read more
Lead producer Colin Ingram together with Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, the creators of the Back to the Future film trilogy, announced the Broadway premiere of the film’s stage adaptation which had its world premiere in Manchester, England in 2020. The 2022 Olivier Award-winning musical begins previews on June... Read more
Currently running at Wyndam’s Theatre in West End, London, Life of Pi is set to perform on Broadway in 2023 spring. Yann Martel’s best-selling novel of the same title was adapted to theater by Lolita Chakrabarti and premiered in London in 2021, receiving five Olivier Awards which stand for... Read more
Award-winning stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia’s sold-out show The Old Man & the Pool, having played to venues in Chicago, Los Angeles, Berkeley since its premiere, is now heading to Broadway. Having a limited engagement for 70 performances, the solo show starts on October 28 and runs through December 30,... Read more
The longest running musical in Broadway history will be closing down in 2023, as Phantom of the Opera has set its final performances for February of next year. The musical will close after performing for well over years at the Majestic Theatre, dating all the way back to 1988.... Read more