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.

Samuel L. Jackson returns to Broadway 11 years later with ‘The Piano Lesson’
Broadway keeps welcoming ‘the after-pandemic-period’ with elegant productions. The Piano Lesson, the revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play prepares to leave its mark on the performing arts scene in fall season, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Doaker Charles. The actor returns to Broadway 11 years later – his... Read more
Craig, Broderick Out as COVID Continues Impact on Broadway
While many events continue to feel increasingly normal, the impact of COVID-19 on Broadway continues to be felt as new shows open this month. Daniel Craig, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were all recently announced to have tested positive for the virus, while the new musical A Strange... Read more
Broadway’s “MJ the Musical” sets plans for North American Tour
Broadway’s MJ the musical has announced plans for a national tour, with Chicago and Charlotte announced as the first two cities. Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre will see the production’s first opening, launching on July 15, 2023. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center will have its opening in... Read more
Music Man Hits $3.5 Million in Return of Specific Broadway Sales Data
The long-delayed revival of The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman stands atop the Broadway sales chart, raking in $3.5 million in the first week of show-by-show grosses being reported since March of 2020 by the Broadway League. The numbers show that the return of Broadway is staying strong as... Read more
Broadway Announces Return to Regular Reporting of Weekly Grosses
The Broadway League announced Thursday that it would return to its standard practice of reporting weekly sales totals for individual shows. The change will take place beginning March 22, 2022, which will be the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut the entire show ecosystem down just over two years... Read more
Pamela Anderson to Make Broadway Debut in Chicago
Pamela Anderson will be giving her regards to Broadway, joining the cast of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre in April. The actress, perhaps best known for her work as a lifeguard on TV’s Baywatch and films including Barb Wire, will play the role of Roxie Hart in an eight... Read more
New York Relaxes Face Mask and Vax Rules; Broadway Does Not
New York Governor Kathy Hochul removed the statewide mandate requiring businesses either ask customers for proof of full COVID vaccination or that a face mask be worn at all times indoors – but Broadway isn’t along for the shift. The Broadway League has decided to keep its requirements in... Read more
Broadway’s Mockingbird, North Country Plan Temporary Closures
To Kill a Mockingbird and Girl From The North Country on Broadway have announced plans to close temporarily, in hopes that a pause might save them from a permanent curtain. Mockingbird will be staged through Sunday’s performance, with plans to reopen in June. North Country closes January 23, and... Read more
Broadway Expands Vax Requirements, Extends to End of April
The Broadway League announced that its rules requiring most audience members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 would be in place through at least the end of April, and expanded the requirements for patrons under the age of 12. The extension will also apply to the “Buy With Confidence”... Read more
TodayTix Announces Acquisition of Goldstar Ticketing Platform
New York-based TodayTix has announced the acquisition of Goldstar, based in California. The purchase reportedly doubles TodayTix Group’s audience in North America to more than 20 million, and is the companies fourth addition in just two years. “TodayTix Group is on a mission to find a seat for everyone,... Read more