Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz Will Star Together in Waitress
Singer-songwriters, collaborators, and friends Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz will sing together again on stage for two weeks in the Broadway musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Playbill reports.  Bareilles made her Broadway debut earlier this year in the lead role of the show, for which she wrote... Read more
M. Butterfly Revival Sets Closing Date
The new Broadway production of David Henry Hwang’s 1988 play M. Butterfly has set an early closing date of January 14, 2018 at the Cort Theatre due to mixed reviews and lack of success at the box office. The first revival of the original, Tony Award-winning play is directed... Read more
Broadway Has a Record-Breaking Week for Thanksgiving
Broadway broke its record for the best Thanksgiving week ever this year, with help from shows Come From Away and Hamilton, which both broke individual records last week, as well. Between Thanksgiving Day Parade tourism and a stacked list of popular shows, Broadway grossed $39.07 million from 31 shows... Read more
Springsteen on Broadway Extended – Again
Bruce Springsteen’s ever-popular residency at the Walter Kerr Theatre has been extended once again, this time into the summer of 2018. The show was originally scheduled to run for eight weeks, but just hours after tickets went on sale back in August, it was more than doubled. With all... Read more
‘The Band’s Visit’ Reaches $1 Million Mark on Broadway
The Band’s Visit, which began previews in October and opened officially on November 9, just surpassed a weekly gross of $1 million for the first time. The show – which is rather unconventional in a Broadway culture becoming increasingly celebrity and brand-based – received rave reviews and is already... Read more
Ben Platt Departs Role in Dear Evan Hansen
Ben Platt played his final performance yesterday, November 19, in the title role of hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, Playbill reports. The actor has been with the production throughout its journey from Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage to Off-Broadway’s Second Stage and, finally, at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway. The... Read more
Amy Schumer Brings in $1 Million for Broadway Debut
Amy Schumer made her Broadway debut this month in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, and Forbes reports a $1 million week at the Booth Theatre. If this sales trend continues, the show will likely break the theater’s house record of $1.1 million, currently held by The Elephant Man when Bradley... Read more
The Parisian Woman Starring Uma Thurman Opens on Broadway
The Parisian Woman begins preview performances today, November 9, at the Hudson Theatre with the opening night set for November 30. “Pulp Fiction” Oscar nominee Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in the starring role. As per the show’s official website: “Academy Award® nominee UMA THURMAN stars in THE PARISIAN... Read more
Has Broadway Become Reliant on Celebrity Draw at the Box Office?
This week in Broadway news is dominated by reports of “splashy debuts” for singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and comedian-actress Amy Schumer in Waitress and Meteor Shower, respectively. The big stage first-timers brought in huge sales; on the other foot, we’ve seen a trend in shows faltering when its a big... Read more
A Meat Loaf Musical May Be Coming To Broadway
Bat Out of Hell, a Meat Loaf-based musical that premiered in Manchester, England earlier this year, may hit Broadway in time for the Tony cutoff date in April, sources tell the New York Post. The musical features hits from the original 1977 Bat Out of Hell album like “You... Read more