Caissie Levy Sparkles as Frozen’s Elsa
When you step into Broadway’s St. James Theatre for Frozen, Disney’s latest stage adaptation of an animated feature, don’t think for a moment its appeal is limited to kids.
September Shenanigans on New York City Stages
As I survey the September stages—what's upcoming on Broadway and beyond in New York theater—I am moved to a confession. I am addicted to slapstick. So when I learned The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway’s longest running non-musical—once slated to close in September—had been tossed a lifeline through January 6th, I slipped on a banana peel and walked into a wall in celebration.
How to Score Discount Broadway Tickets
If you’re looking to see a show in New York City, you might be shocked by ticket prices listed online. Stalwart shows like The Lion King and Wicked can run you over $100—and don’t even get us started on Hamilton. Your options for discounted tickets require a bit of patience, but you could score big if you’re willing to wait for it! Here’s a guide to winning cheap tickets in New York: the land of lines.
Come From Away: A Once and Future Kindness
On the night of September 11, 2001, after the World Trade Center landscape had been desecrated into Ground Zero, Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein and a handful of their fellow NYC students sat around a piano letting music mitigate their emotions.
Wicked: 15 Years of Defying Gravity
With a loving wink to the 1939 MGM film, Broadway's Wicked takes flight with Glinda the Good, floating above the citizens of Oz in a bubble extravaganza wearing a fairy tale ball gown and radiant smile...
The Summer Stage Advantage: Superstar Power on Broadway
When heat waves sizzle their way into the Big Apple, take note: with enticing productions, noted actors, and generous blasts of A/C, Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres are NYC’s optimum chill-out havens.
New York Theater: Summer Stage Buzz
When the subject turns to New York’s summer performance scene, there’s a nifty element of surprise lurking behind countless curtains (symbolic or real), from Broadway to the hidden-treasure reaches of Off-Off the Great White Way.
Summer in the City: Ariana DeBose in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, with its winning parade of Summer’s songs, is lighting up the stage of Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with its savvy portrait of the Queen of Disco.
Celebrating 75 Years of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical with the NY Public Library
Musical theatre lovers who want to celebrate Rodgers and Hammerstein's innovative partnership can now make their way to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, where a new exhibition is putting a spotlight on the songwriters’ career and legacy
2018 Tony Awards Wrap Up: A (Well?) Done Deal
Time to wrap up the 2018 Tony Awards: winners, losers, and more…so I didn’t totally tank on my predictions but I did underestimate the Tony voters' love for The Band’s Visit. And I am extremely pleased that love was reflected in the overall outcome…kudos to an amazing show.
Predictions for the 2018 Tony Awards
With the 72nd Annual Tony Awards only days away, I am once more honored to regale readers with predictions. Of winners. In key categories. Chosen by me. A masochistic venture at best because, should you be at all familiar with my success ratio over the years, I am embarrassingly iffy at this!
How to Score Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park in NYC
Shakespeare in the Park is a quintessential New York activity, with famous actors performing some of the finest dialogue written in English—and it all happens at an outdoor theater on beautiful summer evenings. Every day of the performances, you have a chance to win free tickets to the show. Read on to find out how!
Tony Season on Broadway: Beyond the Buzz
In a Tony nomination season dominated by pop culture and iconic revivals, it's easy to ignore simple question facing every theatregoer: what do you like?
License to Chill: Broadway Escapes to Margaritaville
Heaven for Parrot Heads (usually wherever Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band are playing) has a new home in New York. At Broadway’s Marquis Theatre you’ll find Buffet’s rom-com musical Escape to Margaritaville, which uses his familiar songs about island getaways, grapefruit, pirates, and lost shakers of salt to breathe joyous, relaxed life into a rather enchanting love story with no shortage of comedy on the side.
The Play That Goes Wrong Gets It Exactly Right
I suspect the writers of The Play That Goes Wrong had a bit of trouble coming up with a name for their fabulously frenetic show. I mean, it could’ve easily been called “The Script That Goes Wrong,” “The Set That Runs Amok,” or “The Cast That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.” Still, in terms of comic genius, everything about the production is very, very right.
SpongeBob on Broadway: An Exhilarating Postcard From Bikini Bottom
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical quickly and emphatically answers the question on the minds of audiences at the Palace Theatre: can a tender-hearted animated yellow sponge (who lives in a pineapple) and the other creatures of the undersea world of Bikini Bottom survive—and thrive—onstage?
Stage Style as You Like It: Spring 2018 On and Off Broadway
Primed to check out New York theatre’s spring collection? Then prepare for a mind-blowing convergence of musicals, plays, and big-name players onto that formidable theatrical runway known as Broadway.
Experience Exhilarating Family Fun at STOMP in NYC
Tap your feet, snap, clap, and move with STOMP, a signature New York City show. STOMP is a show made almost entirely with movement and everyday props, and it will have you bobbing your head along with the performers as they make rhythms in fascinating ways, from drumming on inner tubes to tearing newspaper to riding grocery carts to snapping lighters.
Mondo Hufflepuffian News: 'Puffs' Goes From Off-Broadway to the Big Screen!
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
Bloodlust on Off-Broadway: Wicked Clone the Cinema Musical
As vampire historians visiting the Davenport Theatre would disclose (under a full-fanged-blood-red moon), Wicked Clone the Cinema Musical is a long overdue theatrical moment – especially since it began in 15th –century Transylvania with the birth of identical twin sisters Mihaela and Gabriela.
All Systems Go: NYC’s Theatre Season Lifts Off
Pedal-to-metal doesn’t begin to describe the annual frenzy surrounding Broadway’s busiest time of year--spring.
Stomp: Off-Broadway's Finest Spectacle
If you’ve never bothered to see an Off-Broadway show during your time in New York City, then we think it’s fair to say that you’re missing out…big time. STOMP, a spectacular theatrical performance is one of Manhattan’s most beloved resident performances with its musical presence, and as you’re about to learn, it’s a show that everybody must see at least once in their lives (if not many, many more times).
Life of Pie: Katharine McPhee to Join the Cast of Broadway’s Waitress
A handful of years before the #MeToo movement turned the spotlight onto female empowerment, Broadway shattered the glass ceiling when Waitress announced an all-female creative team. It was a Broadway first.
Torch Song on the Move to Broadway
After raves, extensions, and a sold-out run at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage, Torch Song with that production’s stars—Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl—is headed to Broadway. Directing is Tony nominee Moisés Kaufman (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; I Am My Own Wife).
Stage Stoked: Big Stars on Broadway and Beyond
At this very almost-March moment, the megalopolis known as New York, New York is the most theatrically exciting city on the planet thanks to electrifying new productions, record-breaking musicals, long-awaited revivals, and high-profile celebs who make Broadway and Off-Broadway their home for a limited—or ongoing—run.