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.
Jesse Williams of Grey’s Anatomy will take his shot at Broadway next year when he stars in the revival of the Tony Award-winning show Take Me Out. Richard Greenberg’s show, which originally ran on Broadway in 2003, will return with Williams in the lead role. The play was originally... Read more
The 2018-2019 Broadway season has hit a new historic box office record, bringing in $1.8 billion in sales. While the industry often calls out secondary markets for high-priced Broadway tickets, primary markets seem to be doing just fine, as this season brought in its largest sales record ever, along... Read more
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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