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.

Barry Manilow Reveals Broadway Residency This Summer
Music legend Barry Manilow has announced a new residency on Broadway this summer at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The residency, set to kick-off on July 26, will run through August 17. The star had previously performed back in 1977, earning himself a special Tony Award for the best-selling album Manilow on... Read more
Mary-Louise Parker Will Return To Broadway This Fall For ‘The Sound Inside’
Adam Rapp’s “The Sound Inside” will debut on Broadway this fall and is set to star actress Mary-Louise Parker. The show was first staged at Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts. The New York Times‘ co-chief theater critic Jesse Green called the drama “astonishing,” praising Parker for her “sensationally controlled... Read more
‘Be More Chill’ To Offer Special Limited-Time Ticket Offer To Fans
Fans of the play Be More Chill are in for a treat over the next two weeks to celebrate the show’s evolution and journey to Broadway. For this limited time, fans will be able to purchase tickets to the Broadway show at special prices via the play’s website. Theatergoers can... Read more
SpotCo, Tanna Inc. Announce Broadway Ticket Sales Partnership
The marketing and branding agency SpotCo and analytics firm Tanna Inc. have announced a partnership in an attempt to increase ticket sales, revenue, and inventory management for shows on Broadway, Variety reports. The team will be able to offer clients services that will provide them with a better understand... Read more
Marisa Tomei Will Star In Broadway’s Revival of ‘The Rose Tattoo’
The revival of The Rose Tattoo will head to Broadway this fall, starring the Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei. The play was first staged by the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2016 with direction by Trip Cullman and featuring Tomei. Now, the nonprofit Roundabout Theatre Company announced that The Rose... Read more
TodayTix Announces $73M Investment from Great Hill Partners
TodayTix, a moble-first ticketing platform offering tickets to shows in select markets sourced through partnerships with theatrical producers and resale, announced a major investment of $73 million from Great Hill Partners, bringing the company’s total outside investment to over $100 million since its launch in 2013. Chief executive and... Read more
Breaking: Shubert Organization Informs Customers of Data Breach
TicketNews has learned that The Shubert Organization – one of the largest operations in theatre both on and beyond Broadway – has suffered a data breach, including customer email addresses, names, and credit card numbers and expiration dates. At this time, it is unclear whether this is a limited-scale... Read more
‘Hamilton’ To Wrap-Up Three-Year Chicago Run In 2020
The highly-acclaimed play Hamilton has held performances in Chicago over 1,000 times, and now, after more than three years, the show will close its run in the city early next year. According to the Chicago Tribune, the show’s final performance will take place on January 5 – a year... Read more
Mrs. Doubtfire Musical In The Works, May Head To Broadway
The 1993 hit comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, which rocked movie theaters with a stellar performance from Robin Williams, may head to Broadway as a new musical in the future. According to Playbill, Tony-nominee Rob McClure, who is currently starring in Beetlejuice, along with Hello, Dolly! star Kate Baldwin, are reportedly... Read more
Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical To Hit Broadway This Fall
Jagged Little Pill:The Musical based on Alanis Morissette’s smash-hit 1995 record, will begin performances on Broadway this November at New York City’s Broadhurst Theater. Last year, the show premiered for a 10-week run at Cambridge, Massachusett’s American Repertory Theater and will begin Broadway performances on November 3, followed by... Read more