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.

Britney Spears’ Music Heads To Broadway For ‘Once Upon A One More Time’
Pop Princess Britney Spears will get a taste of Broadway this year when her Grammy Award-winning music will be the center of a new musical. The show, dubbed Once Upon A One More Time, is a new musical comedy based on the book by Jon Hartmere. Once Upon A One More... Read more
Hugh Jackman Returns To Broadway For ‘The Music Man’
Hugh Jackman, who was last seen performing in the hit film The Greatest Showman, will return to Broadway for the revival of The Music Man in 2020. The classic show, which originally opened on Broadway in 1957 and won the 1958 Tony Award for best musical, will return to... Read more
New Partnership Will Bring Various Artists To Broadway
Live Nation announced that it will partner with Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG) and the Araca Group to produce In Residence on Broadway, which will bring a variety of artists to Broadway venues multiple times a year. The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, which was previously occupied by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,... Read more
‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Brings The Temptations’ Music To Broadway
The Tempatations’ music will hit Broadway this year with the new musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.’ The show will recreate the era of the legendary Motown group, best-known for ’60s hits like “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “My Girl,” and “I Can’t Get... Read more
Broadway Producers Cancel Community ‘Mockingbird’ Production
Residents of Braintree, Massachusetts can no longer see the upcoming community theater production of To Kill A Mockingbird after Broadway producers threatened to sue. The Curtain Call Theatre, which seats 70 guests, was scheduled to bring a production of Harper Lee’s classic novel to the stage in an adaptation... Read more
San Francisco ‘Hamilton’ Show Ends Amid Chaos After Fake Gunshots
During a performance of ‘Hamilton’ over the weekend in San Francisco, theatregoers fled the venue in panic after believing there was an active shooter in the crowd. The chaos ensued after a member of the audience fell to the ground just as fake gunshots rang through the Orpheum Theatre... Read more
Michael Jackson Musical Pre-Broadway Shows Cancelled In Chicago
The Michael Jackson musical, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, will no longer hit stages in Chicago ahead of its Broadway debut in 2020. The show was scheduled to debut at the James M. Nederlander Theatre on October 29 in Chicago and close on December 1. However, according to... Read more
Fans Outraged After Failing To Get Detroit Tickets To ‘Hamilton’
Theater-goers are lashing out at Ticketmaster after they were unable to secure tickets to see the highly-acclaimed Broadway show Hamilton, which hits a Detroit theater this spring. Hamilton will play at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit from March 12 to April 21. When tickets went on sale this past Friday,... Read more
Lea Salonga Cancels Shows On Tour After Leg Injury
Filipina singer and actress Lea Salonga was forced to cancel shows in Hong Kong and Singapore on her upcoming tour after breaking her leg during a ski trip. Salonga was supposed to visit Hong Kong on February 8, 9, and 10, and Singapore on February 13 and 14. However,... Read more
Man Sues Ticketmaster After Purchasing Wrong ‘Hamilton’ Tickets
A Texas attorney who accidentally purchased tickets for Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton for the wrong day is now suing Ticketmaster. According to court documents obtained by Above the Law, Joshua Davis had intended to buy three tickets to a Hamilton show on March 14 or 15 in New York... Read more