Stage, Screen, & Recording Studio Superstars Light up Broadway: It’s On!
When it comes to the months of November and December, it’s Play Time on Broadway. That is, the season brings with it a swag bag of critically acclaimed non-musicals featuring big names, new names…basically the best of the best.
From King Kong to Cher: A Star-Studded Fall for New York Theatre
Original, dynamic, and wildly anticipated, fall 2018 is unleashing its arsenal of new NYC theatre productions backed by some of the biggest names in showbiz. In fact, taking into account Broadway and Off-Broadway’s already proven super shows, this is an autumn so theatrically eclectic that no matter what you crave—from pop-saturated musicals to thought-provoking dramas—it’s yours for the taking in New York.
Parallel Universe Buddies Show 'James & Jamesy in the Dark' Is a Must-See
James & Jamesy in the Dark: a no-intermission, 75 minutes show about two guys from a parallel universe, is a must see, now playing at Soho Playhouse.
And So It Begins...Celebrities Hit New York Stages for Fall
As fall valiantly tries to amp up its orange and gold profile, Broadway is busy welcoming an intriguing influx of new shows and stars. Many, many shows and more than many stars. Off-Broadway is no slouch, either…lots of celebrity voltage there as well. So. Shoulders back; deep breath; diving in…!
Learn the Stories Behind the Playhouses of New York's Theater District
Beyond Broadway plays and their endless lore, there's a rich history to New York City's theatres. Read on to learn more about the back story behind the legendary Theater District of midtown Manhattan.
The 1st Annual Trump Family Special: Gina Gershon Takes on Melania
Triumphant from her Melania Trump appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Gina Gershon will soon be channeling her dead-on FLOTUS in a new musical lampoon-a-thon, The 1st Annual Trump Family Special, at Off-Broadway’s Triad Theatre.
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.