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January Comings and Goings Launch Broadway Into 2018

(January 19, 2018) - Thanks to a scorecard of white-hot shows laced with a jolt of celebrity voltage, Broadway is positioned to become a mega theatre mecca for January, 2018. (read the story...)

BroadwayCon 2018: Broadway's Biggest Names Come Out to Play

(January 19, 2018) - From all indications, the third BroadwayCon is stacking up to be all kinds of awesome, with a long list of Broadway stars including (but by all means not limited to): Christy Altomare, Laura Benanti, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, Alex Brightman, Liz Callaway, Chad Kimball, Donna Murphy, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Bryce Pinkham, Anthony Rapp, and Doug Wright. (read the story...)

Get VIP Access to Jake Shears and Kirstin Maldonado—The New Stars of Kinky Boots!

(January 19, 2018) - Come to Broadway this spring to meet your favorite musicians as they take the stage in Kinky Boots! Broadway Plus VIP Services gives you an all-access pass to meet the new stars of the show: Jake Shears of the band Scissor Sisters, or Kirstin Maldonado of the a capella supergroup Pentatonix. (read the story...)

Save on NYC's Best Theater During 2 for 1 Broadway Week!

(January 15, 2018) - Broadway is home to some of the highest quality productions in the world — and, unfortunately, also some of the highest ticket prices. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to save money on tickets to the Great White Way. Theatergoers who want to kick off 2018 with a Broadway show can take advantage of Broadway Week, which will offer 2-for-1 tickets to top musicals and plays. (read the story...)

Avenue Q: NYC’s Part-Puppet, Part-Human, Off-Broadway Sensation

(December 19, 2017) - Thought puppets were for kids? Think again. Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the ageless story of a bright-eyed college graduate arriving in New York City with big dreams and a near-empty bank account — and it’s not necessarily the type of show you want to take your children to see (the storyline touches on issues like sex, drinking, and porn-surfing). Part-puppet, part-person, next time you’re looking for a show that will have your sides aching from so much laughter, Avenue Q is your stop. (read the story...)

Broadway Breaking Buzz: The Holiday Season + the Go-Go's and Pretty Woman

(December 13, 2017) - The holiday season spilling into the New Year is a balancing act for theatre lovers. On one hand you have a buoyant collection of shows celebrating seasonal magic: concerts laced with carols, The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, a gaggle of Off-Broadway A Christmas Carols, and Santa hopping back and forth from sharing the stage with the Rockettes during Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular to mentoring Buddy in Elf the Musical at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. (read the story...)

A Glorious Sound: The Songwriting Team of Once on This Island

(December 05, 2017) - When the subject turns to the songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty there tends to be a respectful pause and a smile. Not only are they musical theatre superstars (legendary...prolific...award-winning), they’re the good guys—people you want to have brunch with. And be inspired by. (read the story...)

Born to Extended Run: Springsteen on Broadway Now Through June 30th, 2018

(November 28, 2017) - They don’t call him The Boss for nothing. Bruce Springsteen, who is effectively proving he’s “born to run” at the intimate (i.e., under 1,000 seats) Walter Kerr Theatre in his sellout solo show, Springsteen on Broadway, is giving his legions of fans who were unable to score tickets to see him up-close-and-personal, a second chance. (read the story...)

New York Theatre Holiday Buzz and Gifts: 2017 Edition!

(November 28, 2017) - With giant-sized Christmas trees, snowflakes, and menorahs lighting up the month of December all over the Big Apple, it’s good to know that Broadway and Off-Broadway are keeping up Great Festive Expectations, from music to intimate interactive holiday gatherings to family-fabulous fun stuff. (read the story...)

NYC Holiday Shows: Beyond the Obvious

(November 27, 2017) - Just when you thought you aced holiday and other theatrical offerings this December, here are a few more to add to your wish list – choose wisely, plan accordingly, and enjoy big-time! (read the story...)

Big News for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Christmas Spectacular

(November 16, 2017) - It was announced this week that the family-friendly musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony winner Christian Borle will play its final Broadway performance on January 14th. Having opened on April 23rd, the show will have played 27 reviews and 305 regular performances. (read the story...)

Back Where She Belongs: Hello, Bernadette!

(November 09, 2017) - Iconic, captivating, and Broadway’s ultimate 24-carat gem, two-time Tony-winner Bernadette Peters is heading "back where she belongs": stopping traffic from one end of the Great White Way to the other in the megahit revival of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Hello, Dolly! (read the story...)

November Stages New York: It’s Show Time!

(November 01, 2017) - From edgy to quirky to who-knows-what, the new theatre season is riding New York’s Broadway and Off-Broadway fast track in full pedal-to-metal velocity, fueled equally by celebrity muscle and the infusion of talented up-and-comers. (read the story...)

Derek Klena and Anastasia—Broadway’s Mysterious 'Journey to the Past'

(October 27, 2017) - In the early scenes of the musical Anastasia, the setting morphs from the extravagant Imperial Palace ballroom in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1917, to a drab street scene in what has become Leningrad, 1927, filled with desperate and struggling locals. Yet even with political banners touting the success of the Russian Revolution looming in the background, a rumor is rapidly spreading: the Grand Duchess Anastasia survived the Bolsheviks’ killings of her family—Czar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, and her four siblings—nine years earlier. (read the story...)

Review: Shakespeare in Love at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

(October 20, 2017) - The words of William Shakespeare have graced millions of theatres throughout history, but this fall, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is putting the Bard himself on stage. Based on the 1998 film by the same name, Shakespeare in Love is a high-spirited adaptation that puts an entertaining spin on the playwright’s life and one of his most iconic works. (read the story...)

October Stages: Celebrity Pull on Broadway

(October 16, 2017) - Don’t even bother checking your rearview mirror: New York’s new theatre season is in the moment, shattering the fall status quo with superstars Bruce Springsteen (in his Broadway debut, Springsteen on Broadway) and John Leguizamo (re-emerging after a five-year hiatus from Broadway) in his latest solo comedy, Latin History for Morons. (read the story...)

Broadway Latest: Meteor Shower Cast Change and War Paint Closing

(October 13, 2017) - Preemptive Broadway closings always strike a melancholy chord, especially when they impact two of the world’s most luminous musical theatre stars: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (read the story...)

Jackie Burns, Defying Gravity in Wicked on Broadway

(October 13, 2017) - Jackie Burns and her family attended a preview of Wicked in 2003 at the Gershwin Theatre, starring Idina Menzel, defying gravity as Elphaba, the green-skinned Ozian who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Witnessing Menzel embody this fierce female character—who could really belt a ballad—moved Burns to make a vow. “I turned to my mom and I said, ‘I have to play Elphaba,’ ” she said. ‘She’s my dream role.’ It was mind blowing.” (read the story...)

To the Moon, Alice! The Honeymooners at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse

(October 13, 2017) - A classic TV hit is making its way off the silver screen and onto the stage this fall with The Honeymooners at Paper Mill Playhouse, a brand-new musical making its world premiere with a bevy of Broadway talent. (read the story...)

Broadway Latest: Jason Mraz, Once on This Island, and Mean Girls the Musical!

(October 10, 2017) - Making a 10-week detour from concerts and recording sessions, two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz is making his Broadway debut in the hit musical Waitress. Also upcoming: Mean Girls the musical and Once on This Island, which begins previews in New York in November. (read the story...)

Bright Colors and Bold Patterns Returns to NYC!

(October 06, 2017) - Last December, the one-man show Bright Colors and Bold Patterns took the theatre world by storm in its New York debut at the Barrow Street Theatre. Now, the acclaimed production will return to the New York stage once again for a limited run at the Soho Playhouse. (read the story...)

Shakespeare in Love: A New Exclusive Coming to the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

(October 05, 2017) - Shakespeare fans should "get thee hence" and head to New Jersey this fall, as the acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison becomes the first theater in the Northeast to stage Shakespeare in Love. (read the story...)

Halloween Theatre NYC: Shows That Go Bump in the Night

(October 04, 2017) - New York’s reputation for Halloween antics—from the goes-without-saying fabulousness of the Village Halloween parade to masked balls to haunted whatnots—is in full theatrical throttle. And it looks like Frankenstein is upstaging Dracula on all fronts this year. (read the story...)

How to Score Tickets for Springsteen on Broadway

(September 29, 2017) - Even when the disappointment of sold-out Springsteen on Broadway looms heavy and hard, there is a flicker of hope when it comes to scoring tickets to see The Boss on Broadway. Sure, it’s not the most surefire flicker, but, to paraphrase Dirty Harry: Do you feel lucky, fans? (Or Bruce Tramps, if you prefer.) (read the story...)

Discount Theatre in NYC: Off-Broadway Week 2017

(September 20, 2017) - Though Broadway typically gets the spotlight, New York City’s theatre scene goes far beyond the Great White Way. Explore some of the city’s smaller stages this February and March by taking advantage of Off-Broadway Week. Sponsored by NYC & Company, Off-Broadway Week gives theatergoers the chance to purchase 2-for-1 tickets to select Off-Broadway shows. The promotion will run from September 25 – October 8. (read the story...)


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