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.
With much of the United States hunkered down and anticipating a surge in cases in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is far too early to hazard a guess as to when things may begin getting back to normal. But, in the live events space, there’s one hypothesis for what... Read more
After Broadway announced it would shut down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, fans were left wondering how they’d receive a refund. Telecharge, Ticketmaster, and other ticketing outlets revealed refund policies, expecting all ticket holders to receive money back by mid-April. Telecharge, which is dubbed the official ticketing site... Read more
From Broadway to the sports world to concerts of all genres, the live event industry as a whole has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of events taking place across the country have been postponed or cancelled altogether, including a full shutdown of Broadway productions for the coming... Read more
Theatergoers and musical enthusiasts are feeling the blow after Broadway cancelled all upcoming shows through April 12 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now, some are looking to still view shows online. Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo banned all gatherings of 500 people or more, causing Broadway... Read more
Broadway will shut down operations for the next month in accordance with a state-wide ban of public gatherings with over 500 people. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all Broadway theaters will be shuttered effective at 5 p.m. March 12. A ban on all other large public gatherings... Read more
An usher who has worked at two thriving Broadway shows in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), however, the Broadway organizations decided that “the show must go on.” According to USA Today, the individual had worked as an usher at Shubert’s Booth Theater, where Who’s Afraid... Read more
Although coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading across the country, producers are making sure “the show will go on” by offering affordable tickets to theatergoers willing to head down to Broadway. In a joint announcement today, producers of To Kill A Mockingbird, West Side Story, The Lehman Trilogy, Who’s Afraid of... Read more
Five months after the death of his daughter, Hamilton star Miguel Cervantes is stepping back into the spotlight of the Broadway role. Cervantes and his wife Kelly tragically lost their 3-year-old daughter Adelaide in October after the toddler spent her short life suffering from seizures. Only days after her... Read more
Amid the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Broadway League has released an official statement regarding the Broadway community. Over the last few weeks, coronavirus has begun to spread across the world. The League said it is “closely monitoring the evolving situation” and the “safety and security of theatregoers... Read more
The critically acclaimed New York Theatre Workshop production Sing Street musical is introducing a special ticket sale bringing back 1982 prices ahead of its Broadway debut. The show will begin preview performances on Broadway on Thursday, March 26, followed by an official opening on Sunday April 19. Tickets will be... Read more