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.
In previews when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered Broadway through at least early 2021, Diana: A New Musical will stream on Netflix prior to its official opening, producers confirmed this week. Plans are to record a performance at New York’s Longacre Theater with no audience in September. “We speak for... Read more
Famed Broadway producer Scott Rudin has been sued by an ad agency over unpaid bills, which they say runs to an amount over $6 million. SpotCo filed suit with the New York State Supreme Court, claiming Scott Rudin Productions has failed to pay for work done on eight shows,... Read more
The smash hit musical Hamilton is back – sort of. Lin Manuel Miranda’s hip hop take on the founding father, which set records on Broadway and has been a hot ticket for half a decade, is premiering on Disney+ Friday – the eve of Independence Day. Paid subscribers are... Read more
With Broadway expected to soon announce it would continue its Covid-19-related shutdown through at least the end of the year, an anticipated revival of The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster has seen its opening postponed to April 2021. “Performing on Broadway is a great honor for... Read more
Broadway may soon extend its ongoing shutdown through the end of 2020, according to sources cited in a report posted Monday at Broadwaynews.com. Shows, halted since March due to the coronavirus, will remain closed through at least January 3, 2021, with the official announcement expected to come later this... Read more
Multiple theater executives gathered together to form a “think tank,” helping others throughout the industry move forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. The think tank, formed by producer and publicist Matt Ross, is composed of three dozen theatermakers across all disciplines, as well as a team of epidemiologists from the... Read more
As Broadway remains closed through Labor Day Weekend, theatergoers are itching to get back to The Great White Way – but not without masks or until it is safe. A new poll from The New York Times/Siena College Research Institute shows that Broadway fans are less willing to come... Read more
Earlier this year, Broadway was booming with success – closing shows and opening its doors to new performances – yet, everything became halted when the coronavirus pandemic broke out in New York City. Now, The Great White Way is officially closed through Labor Day weekend, but producers are not... Read more
Broadway is currently closed through Labor Day Weekend, however, fans can keep the spirit of theater alive by tuning in to the new streaming service Broadway on Demand. The series, dubbed “30 Days of Opening Nights,” kicked-off last night. Various filmed performances will take place during the series, including... Read more
MJ – The Michael Jackson musical – was set to kick-off this summer following a postponement, however, now fans will have to wait even longer to see the Broadway show amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show was slated to begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York... Read more