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.
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
Broadway is returning, and three of the biggest shows in history aren’t sparing a moment in getting back to the stage. Hamilton, The Lion King, and Wicked all announced their planned returns this week, taking the stage on the first day that New York will allow productions this fall... Read more
TodayTix, theatre-focused ticket resale marketplace with ties to Broadway producers, has announced its acquisition of Broadway Roulette, a transaction which closed in April. The deal will leave Broadway Roulette’s website intact, rather than folding it in to the TodayTix system directly. According to the release announcing the acquisition, Broadway... Read more
New York is continuing its push towards a full reopening in 2021, and Broadway will be back in September, per an announcement from Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday. The famed New York City venues that have been shuttered since March of 2020 due to the coronavirus will be able to... Read more
New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state would be lifting all capacity restrictions on restaurants, concert venues, museums, theaters, and bars. The changes will go in effect as of May 19, a surprisingly rapid rollback in restrictions that have existed since March of 2020. “Today is... Read more
New York City is planning to be open for business in the summer of 2021. The city, which was the epicenter of the early days of the COVID pandemic in the United States, is aiming at a total removal of remaining restrictions by July 1, according to mayor Bill... Read more
Hamilton will be back on stage this summer, at least in the United Kingdom. The production announced it would take the stage at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End on August 19, its first show since the near-total global pause on live events last March. “After a... Read more