Interactive Entertainment for Kids: Pip's Island Thrills in NYC
Looking for fun with kids in New York? Pip's Island is new in town, offering up a unique take on interactive theatre.
Chicago at 20 and All That Jazz
NaTasha Yvette Williams dazzles as the duplicitous Mama in Chicago on Broadway.
Local Color: Blue Man Group Celebrates 25 Years
If there's one thing to be learned from 25 years of the Blue Man Group, it's that every so often it’s a good idea to liberate the 10-year-old boy tsunami surfing somewhere between your superego and id. Oh, he’s there all right, chowing down on junk food, tossing back Jell-O shots, eagerly hoping you’ll free him—if only for 1 hour and 45 minutes—from his perpetual time out.
Griffin Miller On and Off Broadway: Breaking News
A Tony-winning show bows out and a dual-diva Broadway drama opens its ticket sales.... all in all a bad-news/good-news Tuesday for New York theatre.
Celebrity Sightings on Broadway
Regarding the current collection of celebrity draws—well, let’s just say audiences are in for a seriously mind-blowing season, with Off-Broadway giving Broadway a run for its superstars thanks to the Tony, Emmy, and Oscar winners who opted for projects “Off” the Great White Way.
A Guide to Broadway's Theatre Ghosts
We’re in the thick of October, and for most Americans, that can only mean one thing—Halloween is right around the corner! In honor of the ghoulish holiday, we’ve rounded up a list of New York theaters notorious for harboring ghosts. From former owners dropping in for a visit to apparitions of famous faces that played those theatres long ago (and even some who just show up to make mischief), we’ve got your complete guide to ghost-hunting in New York’s famed Theatre District! Read on—if you dare. And happy Halloween!
Todrick Hall Kicks Up Seriously High Heels in Kinky Boots
The sensational musical Kinky Boots adds Todrick Hall (Lola) to the dream team of Harvey Fierstein (book), Cyndi Lauper (music/lyrics), and Jerry Mitchell (director/choreographer).
Gary Busey Comes to Off-Broadway!
Hollywood actor Gary Busey (who catapulted to fame and picked up a Best Actor Oscar nomination in 1978 for his portrayal of Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story) will be making his Off-Broadway debut when he joins the cast of Perfect Crime, on November 21st.
White House Chef to Bake for Sweeney Todd in NYC
Former White House Pastry Chef Bill “the Crust Master” Yosses will serve as “official pie maker” for the U.S. transfer of London’s West End hit, the Tooting Arts Club’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The show will begin performances on February 14th, with opening night set for March first.
New Broadway Musicals: The Rush Is On
The opening round of the new fall-winter production schedule is up, running and zigzagging all over the Big Apple, scorching a wildly diverse path across Broadway stages. For theatregoers, this means that no matter where your heart or preferences lie it’s pretty much a slam-dunk you’ll find your perfect match (no online dating required). Read on for the latest on the new musicals coming to Broadway now.
Breaking News: Hello, Dolly! Breaks Broadway Record
$9,082,497. That’s the official ka-ching heard 'round the Great White Way last Saturday when the first caboodle of tickets for Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler went on sale. This hefty amount marks a very comfy cushion for the revival of the Michael Stewart/Jerry Herman mega-musical, especially when you consider there’s half a year to go before the show starts previews on March 15th.
Breaking News: Something Rotten! Closing & More
Just when you thought the hemorrhaging of Broadway shows had reached its peak with the closing announcements of Matilda and Jersey Boys, the bloodletting picked up more momentum. Joining Matilda in its January 1st exodus will be the musical Shakespearean farce Something Rotten! (final performance count: 742).
Breaking News: Leona Lewis Not Long for Cats
Leona Lewis will soon be leaving her little cat’s feet—or thigh-high boots, as the case may be—at the Neil Simon Theatre’s stage entrance. She’ll be out the door after her Sunday, October 9th performance.
Fall Broadway Celebrity Round Up: New & Now
Some seriously high-octane celeb power is spreading across Broadway at this very moment as the head count of award-winning actors from stage, film, and your favorite TV shows multiplies, probably breaking all kinds of new season records! Plentiful previews, outstanding opening nights...here’s to indulging in the thrill of a great season as celebrities come to New York theatre for fall, 2016.
Guess Who's Coming to Broadway: Celebs Hitting NYC Stages
The upcoming theatre season in New York is shaping up to be a good one if you like to see celebrities taking to Broadway stages. Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, and the Broadway debut of Danny DeVito are only the beginning!
Broadway's Jersey Boys Sets Closing Date
It’s always a bit of a heartbreaker when it comes to saying good-bye to an old friend, and for me that includes stellar shows that have been around for a long, successful run. So when I received the official notice that Jersey Boys would be closing January 15th of next year I felt more than a passing sense of loss—there was the sting of abandonment. Thankfully, 2006’s Tony-winning musical has four months to go (months that will no doubt sell out quickly).
Stars Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn on the Last Sweet Days of Fun Home
It was back in June the announcement came: “Fun Home to Play Its Final Performance on Broadway on September 10, 2016 After History-Making 18-Month Run.” I love this show, maybe because it came to Broadway on tip-toe yet managed to break rules, tear down walls and, most impressively, open eyes. It also brought in some incredible talent, like stars Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn.
Chicago at 20 & All That Jazz
Chill the Champagne...get out the confetti...pump up the volume on the Grammy-grabbing cast recording: the irresistible hit musical Chicago is inching up on its 20th Broadway birthday and the gin has never been colder or the piano hotter than it is right now at the Ambassador Theatre.
Live From FringeNYC: On-Site with Great Off-Broadway Theatre
FringeNYC fanatics, young, old, and in-between, braved the hottest day of the summer this past Saturday to be part of the 20th Anniversary year of the New York International Fringe Festival. Some were repeat Fringe-goers who knew the drill and stocked up on passes. Others—especially the first-timers—were testing the waters. All, however, seemed eager to plunge into New York’s biggest annual theatre fest!
Go Behind the Scenes with Broadway Up Close Walking Tours
Actor Tim Dolan is blowing the lid off Broadway’s deepest, quirkiest, most surreal secrets...and he’s willing to share them with anyone with a comfy pair of walking shoes and a willingness to explore the underbelly of the world’s most famous theatre district.
Getting Your Fringe On: A Fierce & Focused Guide to FringeNYC 2016
North America’s biggest, boldest and wildest annual multi-arts festival, The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), is ready to launch its 20th season—a very big deal for the close to 200 theatre and dance companies on this year’s schedule and an even bigger deal for anyone on the lookout for one of the Big Apple’s primo theatre must-do events!
Life of Pie: Breaking Boundaries with Broadway’s Waitress
Well before Hillary Clinton became the first woman to land a major U.S. party’s presidential nomination, the historic sounds of a glass ceiling shattering could be heard throughout Broadway’s nooks, crannies, and rehearsal studios as the musical Waitress announced an all-female creative team: a Broadway first.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway: First Video
Hold on to your Oompa Loompas—Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is making its Broadway debut and we’ve got the video to prove it! The footage here will get you in the mood for an incredible 2017 meeting of Broadway magic and Roald Dahl's most favored tale, which comes complete with Everlasting Gobstoppers, chocolate waterfalls, and, of course, a glass elevator.
The Best of the Best of Late-Summer Theatre in NYC
With a new season of shows poised to sprout wings near the end of September, the excitement in and around New York’s Theatre District is electric. But before we open our hearts and wallets to these big buzz newbies, it’s good to remember we’re smack in the middle of opportunity heaven, late summer being the time of year when we can easily score tickets to some of Broadway’s hottest shows—including some groundbreaking productions that will soon be leaving the Great White Way.
Broadway Week 2016: Discounts and Videos
Broadway Week is a great time to catch theater in New York, and we've got a terrific roundup of videos for a sneak peek at what shows are playing. Some all-time classics are on offer, as well as newcomer sensations. The 2016 edition of Broadway Week runs from January 19 to February 5, with 2-for-1 tickets bringing prices down to as low as $40 per seat. Get excited for some great New York theater with this video roundup.