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.

‘Harry Potter,’ ‘The Band’s Visit’ Take Home Top Awards At The Tonys
The 72nd annual Tony Awards took place last night, honoring the best shows in the theater industry. This year, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child and The Band’s Visit stole the show. The Band’s Visit, a musical revolving around an Egyptian police orchestra who are stranded in Israel, took... Read more
Daniel Radcliffe Returns To Broadway This Fall For ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’
The star of Harry Potter will return to Broadway, but instead of a wizard he will be playing a fact-checker in the new play The Lifespan of a Fact. The new production, which Radcliffe will co-star in alongside Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale, is adapted from a 2012 book,... Read more
Presale Tickets Begin For The Cher Show On Broadway This December
In honor of the legendary pop-star Cher, the Broadway musical The Cher Show will hit theaters later this year, showcasing her story that has stretched over six decades. Preceding the opening on Broadway, The Cher Show will play a limited engagement at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre from June 12 through... Read more
‘Spongebob Squarepants’ Makes Its Mark On Broadway With 12 Tony Nominations
When Spongebob Squarepants hit Broadway, critics weren’t quite sure of how the run would play out, but since its debut in December of last year, the show has garnered stellar reviews and 12 Tony Award nominations. Nearly everyone knows the classic cartoon TV show about a sponge who lives... Read more
Jimmy Buffet’s ‘Escape To Margaritaville’ Announces Closing Date This July
It’s the last chance for Jimmy Buffett fans to ‘Escape To Margaritaville,’ since the jukebox musical has announced a closing date after only four months. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the musical struggled to build audiences; last week, the show played to only 56 percent capacity. The romantic comedy,... Read more
This Year’s Broadway Season Breaks Records With $1.65 Billion In Sales
With Springsteen on Broadway, Mean Girls, and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child debuting, critics had high expectations for the 2017 – 2018 Broadway season, but, sales jumped over 14 percent and broke records – pulling in $1.65 billion. The Hollywood Reporter noted that 10 years ago, it would... Read more
Atlanta Hamilton Fans Find Jacked-Up Prices Following Day One Inventory Holdback
As has been the case at every location that Lin Manuel Miranda’s hip hop/history tour de force Hamilton has set up shop, the performance saw major demand as it went on sale in Atlanta last month. Fans hoping to score tickets were met with long delays as the system queued... Read more
‘Supergirl’ Melissa Benoist Makes Broadway Debut In ‘Beautiful’
The star of CW’s Supergirl Melissa Benoist will make her Broadway debut this summer as the title character in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Benoist will play the role of King from June 7 to August 4 at New York City’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre for a limited engagement. She will... Read more
Broadway Box Office Sales Soar As Tony Award Nominations Are Announced
Select Broadway shows were nominated for the annual Tony Awards last week, and with the announcement came a staggering increase in box office sales. Theatregoers took to the ticketing platform TodayTix after nominees were announced, causing a major boost in ticket sales for shows that were already garnering attention.... Read more
Chazz Palminteri To Perform In His Play ‘A Bronx Tale Musical’
The Academy Award nominee and actor Chazz Palminteri is set to join the cast and play Sonny in his Broadway musical, A Bronx Tale, this month. A Bronx Tale was originally written by Palminteri and performed as a one-man show in 1989. After moving it off-Broadway, he wrote the... Read more