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5 New Shows Making December Exciting for Theater in NYC

The cold weather usually brings with it the requisite holiday shows to Broadway and beyond. There’s The Illusionists for those who want to be dazzled by magic. Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are teaming up for a concert of holiday classics. And, of course, all the many only-in-New-York...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 7:51am

King Kong on Broadway brings the legend into our modern era

One name you probably never expected to see on Broadway is King Kong, yet there it is, up in lights at the Broadway Theatre — and starring in a musical, no less. It’s been a journey of five years to bring him to New York after a brief run in Australia, a combination of logistics...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:10pm

Behind the Curtain: How King Kong Comes to Life on Broadway

When your name is the title of the show, you’d better live up to the hype. King Kong the musical won’t have any trouble with that, boasting the biggest star on Broadway (or, really, anywhere else). Drew McOnie, who’s doing double duty as director and choreographer, talks about...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:08pm

NYC to help make theaters more accessible for hearing, visually impaired

New York City theater shows are about to become more accessible to the hearing- and visually-impaired communities thanks to a partnership between the city and the mobile app GalaPro. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announced on Wednesday a partnership with GalaPro to...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:14pm

A Basquiat musical is Broadway-bound

Jean-Michel Basquiat died 30 years ago, but the iconic New York City artist is set to live again in the form of a Basquiat musical that is being developed for Broadway. Based on the life and art of the artist, who died from a heroin overdose at age 27, the Basquiat musical will feature music and...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:49pm

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child soundtrack finally has a release date

It’s been over two years since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuted in London, but Sony Music Masterworks is finally releasing an official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child soundtrack. Composed and performed by Grammy-winning British singer Imogen Heap, the Harry Potter and the Cursed...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:05pm

Pretty Woman Review: The Broadway Musical Is A Hot Mess

It’s the golden age of nostalgia all over the entertainment world, and this season it’s the 1990 film Pretty Woman getting a splashy musical adaptation at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre. Could the producers have chosen a movie whose themes are more problematic in the year 2018?...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 7:54pm

The 5 must-see shows during Broadway Week 2018

Will the relentless summer rain ever end? Who knows, but you know where you don’t have to worry about it? Inside Broadway’s theaters, which are once again offering two-for-one tickets during the fall edition of Broadway Week 2018. Now in its eighth year, Broadway Week 2018 runs Sept. 3...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:03pm

Full list of Broadway Week 2018 shows offering 2-for-1 tickets

Will the relentless summer rain ever end? Who knows, but you know where you don’t have to worry about it? Inside Broadway’s theaters, which are once again offering two-for-one tickets during the fall edition of Broadway Week 2018. Produced by the city's tourism bureau NYC &...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:08am

So fetch! How to see the Mean Girls musical for free on Oct. 3

Broadway has never been cooler than since the Mean Girls musical breezed into town. Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond’s adaptation of her 2004 movie keeps setting box office records at the August Wilson Theater, and it’s thanking fans with a free Mean Girls musical performance on Oct. 3. Fans...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

One to Watch on Broadway: George Salazar of Godspell

On Nov. 7, Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell was revived at Circle in the Square Theatre — and George Salazar made his debut on Broadway. The lead soloist on Light of the World, Salazar also adds humor to the show with quips, imitations and physicality that prove he’s a talent who won...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:59pm

VIDEO: Bette Midler gets a massive ovation at Hello, Dolly!

The Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! was missing its original leading its lady, but even Bette Midler was surprised by how much. The revered Ms. Midler, who is such a part of what made the revival so successful that the New York Times review was simply titled Bright, Brassy and All Bette, is back...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 2:33pm

What the 2018 Tony Awards tell us about Broadway's biggest trends

After a wildly diverse 2016-17 season, Broadway has gone hard on nostalgia and escapism since the 2016 presidential election. Expect a lighter mood to the 72nd annual Tony Awards, which will be given out at Radio City Music Hall on June 10 and live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. Before the lights come...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:14am

Dan Radcliffe keeps his activist streak going with Broadway play

These days, there seems to be nothing more American than telling lies, so what better time for a Broadway show about it? With the tagline “Anyone who has never told a lie has never told a good story…” and the title The Lifespan of a Fact, it’s getting political again on...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

NYC Summer Guide 2018: Best shows on Broadway and beyond

Whether you’re looking for a new cultural experience or a feel-good show to take your summer vacation visitors to, here are the on- and off-Broadway productions you’ll want to check out.  The LGBT version of Pride & Prejudice The Boys in the Band is a take-no-prisoners play...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:10pm

The 1968 play that paved the way for Rent is back on Broadway

“The Boys in the Band” rocked Broadway when it debuted in 1968. The controversial play depicts a catty birthday bash full of drunk, self-loathing homosexual men, and was questioned both for whether it was tasteful enough for the stage and its representation of the gay lifestyle. Fast-...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:26pm

Mean Girls cast go from bullies to mentors in NYC schools

The girls of Broadway’s Mean Girls have learned their lesson so well, they’re ready to teach other girls how to be excellent too. After tackling bullying among high school girls and the pressures they face in school onstage, the cast of the Mean Girls musical are stepping into the...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 4:05pm

The full (and surprising!) list of the 2018 Tony Awards nominees

It’s a tie for the most-nominated show of the 2018 Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing and Broadway League have revealed who will be competing for the top prize in theater, with two musicals leading the way: Tina Fey’s adaptation of Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants, both scoring...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 3:16pm

Inside Harry Potter on Broadway's custom-built theater

The fans expected by the droves for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway aren’t the only ones dressing up for the occasion. A production as magical as the eighth official story in the Harry Potter franchise needs the right setting to bring the show to life. In honor of the play...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:24pm

How Jamie Parker found his way to Harry Potter on Broadway

Jamie Parker has been playing the title role in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for over 200 shows, starting with the play’s 2016 premiere in the West End and now at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre. Yet he still remembers the moment he realized the enormity of the role....

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:07pm