Theater

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

The Best Things to Do in New York City in February

We may be looking at six more weeks of winter, but you shouldn't spend them indoors. Here's our guide to everything New Yorkers need to put on their calendar in February 2018.   A post shared by Fraunces Tavern® (@frauncestavern) on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 3:14pm

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

Be More Chill is the teen musical heir to Dear Evan Hansen

Coming-of-age stories have always featured plenty of drama, outrageous characters and over-the-top settings — so why are they just now trending on Broadway? The last couple years have seen the genre become a hugely popular niche in musicals, with Dear Evan Hansen racking up six Tony Awards in...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:40pm

'That Golden Girls Show!' is a love letter to the ladies, now with puppets

Everyone’s favorite geriatric BFFs are coming to Union Square this fall, just not quite as you remember them. Director Jonathan Rockefeller is re-creating “The Golden Girls” using puppets — again. After the huge success of his first “Golden” puppet production...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 12:37pm

Tevye Served Raw is the honest version of Fiddler on the Roof

You probably know Tevye, the father torn between tradition and his daughters’ happiness, from the hugely successful Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. But the show was only a snapshot in the life of a man created by Sholem Aleichem, who wrote several stories starring him — and there...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:17am

Quiara Alegría Hudes talks 10th anniversary of In the Heights

If interviews are any good example, playwright-composer Quiara Alegría Hudes is as warm and smart offstage, as she is onstage. You only need consider Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue, her 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful, her recent Off-Broadway collaboration with jazz-folkie Erin...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:27am

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

Cross Swan Lake with The Matrix and you've got Ninja Ballet

You’d think a performance group called Ninja Ballet would have enough to do combining two totally different styles of movement. But it’s actually even more spectacular than it sounds: dancing, fighting, circus tumbling, dueling with weapons and even using fire to fuse the worlds of...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 8:50pm

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

‘Lucky Chick’ brings a wild-but-true life story to the stage

From running rampant on the then-gritty streets of New York City as a technically feral child to being plucked from the audience by the Grateful Dead to become the underage beau of guitarist Bob Weir to run-ins with drug cartels, Felicity Seidel’s wild-but-true life of sex, drugs and rock...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 9:19am

Boston Conservatory alum takes the stage for ‘The Sound of Music’

You might have heard of the main protagonist Maria from “The Sound of Music,” and of course, the von Trapp family,  but when the curtains open this season at the Wang Theatre, the first person you’ll see is Lauren Kidwell as Mother Abbess. A graduate of the Boston...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 8:11am

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

NYC launches fund to help women's film and theater projects

New York City wants to see more women on screen — and behind the camera.  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that the city is launching a $5 million fund to support film and theater projects that are “by, for or about women.” The effort is spearheaded Mayor’s...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:56am

It's nothing but blockbusters on Broadway for 2018

It couldn’t be more of a blockbuster season on Broadway. Spring debuts some long-awaited shows offering fresh takes on movie fans’ favorites, whether it’s the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, adding an eighth installment to the beloved book series, or a...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 8:52pm

10 bunny-free things to do in New York City on Easter weekend

MUSIC Bowie Soundtrack This Thursday, the Brooklyn Museum hosts a fabulous mashup of classic ‘80s rock and contemporary instrumental music with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. The soul, jazz and hip-hop band will play experimental covers of David Bowie’s hits. “Bowie...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:01pm

After 30 years, Beetlejuice is resurrected as a Broadway musical

After three decades, pop culture's favorite undead charmer Beetlejuice is being resurrected for Broadway. Unlike some head-scratching musical adaptations, this one makes sense. The 1998 film already has one of the most iconic musical scenes, a dinner scene where the Michael Keaton gleefully...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:06am

Frozen on Broadway is a grown-up version of the Disney movie

Sure, Frozen is a Disney classic, but trying to sell weary parents on yet more of the musical — this time on Broadway at the St. James Theatre, opening March 22 — is not an easy task. Despite the movie having come out in 2013, Let It Go remains in heavy rotation in the homes of every...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:51am

Profane and profound, Jerry Springer: The Opera arrives off-Broadway

If you had to pick two forms of entertainment at opposite ends of the artistic spectrum, you couldn’t get much further than The Jerry Springer Show and operas. But think of it another way, and they have more in common than it seems. “There were eight people screaming, you couldn...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:49pm