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.

‘Derren Brown: Secret’ To Open On Broadway This Fall
Derren Brown: Secret, a show of mixed magic and mind reading, will debut on Broadway this fall following a sold-out run at the Atlantic Theater Company. Brown, the UK Netflix and YouTube star, performs concerts showing his expertise in mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion. His show, Secret, is described... Read more
Comedian Dave Chappelle Reveals Broadway Residency
Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut this summer for a round of standup shows at New York City’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Ahead of the residency, Chappelle can be found performing in Atlanta at the Tabernacle for a four-night run. The residency will kick-off on July 9, followed by four... Read more
Broadway Taps Into Virtual Reality To Bring Shows To Fans Across Globe
While virtual reality may not be typically associated with Broadway, experts are trying to bring the technology to top-nominated shows in the industry, providing another dimensional aspect to beloved plays. John Gore, who produces Tony Award-winning shows like The Band’s Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, and Hello, Dolly!, is teaming... Read more
YouTube Star Colleen Ballinger Will Join The Cast of Broadway’s ‘Waitress’
YouTube celebrity Colleen Ballinger, known as the character Miranda Sings, will make her Broadway debut this summer in Waitress: The Musical. Ballinger, who is a professional singer, has garnered attention with her humorous YouTube channel. Back in 2008, she created “Miranda Sings,” a character that covers various artists, including... Read more
‘Modern Family’s’ Jesse Tyler Ferguson To Join Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’
It was recently announced that Take Me Out would be returning to Broadway next year for a revival play, and now, “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson will join the cast. The show, which originally ran on Broadway in 2003, revolves around the story of a mixed-race baseball star, Darren... Read more
‘Lizzie The Musical’ Off-Broadway Cancelled Ahead of Summer Opening
Lizzie The Musical, the rock opera inspired by Lizzie Borden, will no longer debut off Broadway this summer due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The show was scheduled to kick-off later this summer at the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City on July 19 and run through September 29.... Read more
New Broadway Season Opens With $35M In Sales
With the Tony  Awards underway, the new Broadway season kicked-off this past week with just under $35 million in sales. According to Deadline, the total box office sales for the week ending in June 2 totaled $34,574,185 – slipping 4 percent with 306,164 ticket buyers. During this week, 38... Read more
Low Attendance Causes ‘King Lear’ Revival To Close Early on Broadway
Broadway’s King Lear has not received the positive attention it has hoped, so it will close a month early. The revival play, produced by Scott Rudin, opened on February 28 at the Cort Theater and was scheduled to run until July 7. However, the show, which was originally dubbed... Read more
TV Star Jesse Williams To Make Broadway Debut In 2020
Jesse Williams of Grey’s Anatomy will take his shot at Broadway next year when he stars in the revival of the Tony Award-winning show Take Me Out.  Richard Greenberg’s show, which originally ran on Broadway in 2003, will return with Williams in the lead role. The play was originally... Read more
Broadway 2018-19 Season Garners $1.8B, Breaks Box Office Record
The 2018-2019 Broadway season has hit a new historic box office record, bringing in $1.8 billion in sales. While the industry often calls out secondary markets for high-priced Broadway tickets, primary markets seem to be doing just fine, as this season brought in its largest sales record ever, along... Read more