This fall Broadway will see four completely different shows premiere. “Prince of Broadway” will revisit and celebrate the extraordinary work of Hal Prince, “The Bands Visit,” a musical adaptation of a film by the same name, the anxiously anticipated revival of “Once Upon This Island,” and rounding out with the title everyone is the most […]
Cirque du Soleil has officially acquired Blue Man Group Productions in an effort to strengthen and expand both companies global presence. Cirque, founded in 1984, has experienced a breathtaking 35 years in the entertainment industry, with Blue Man Group not far behind with 32 years. One can only hope that the two groups will team […]
Last night the 71st Annual Tony Awards Ceremony celebrated the most outstanding artists in our theatrical community. Among the highlights of the evening were “Dear Evan Hansen” taking home the award for best musical, Bette Miller’s tour-de-force performance in “Hello Dolly” earning her the award for her performance in the title role, and broadway favorite […]
The 2016–2017 Broadway season was its highest-grossing on record, taking in a total of $1.4 billion at the box office. This is encouraging news for many hopefully artists patiently awaiting their chance to make it to The Great White Way. Find the full details here.
This morning the 2017 Tony Award Nominees were announced at Lincoln Center with “Natasha Pierre…” leading with 12 nominations. The 71st annual ceremony will be broadcast on Sunday June 11. Find all of the details here.
It’s not often that a new show comes along which forces you to re-think everything you thought a musical was and IS supposed to be. On Saturday February 18, “Come from Away” the new musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein began previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. This Canadian borne gem is re-defining everything […]
Yesterday one of the saddest announcements came from a family entertainment giant we have all loved for the last 146 years. In May, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will pack up the tent for good and this treasure will become a distant memory. Chairman and CEO Kenneth Feld made the announcement on the […]
In November I hit the road with the exciting new holiday show, Hip Hop Nutcracker, a reimagining of the holiday classic told through hip hop dance featuring an onstage DJ and opened by none other than Hip Hop legend Kurtis Blow. We traversed the country from one side to the other passing through 23 cities […]
Although grosses are marginally up from this time last year, sadly attendance and the number of running weeks are down. However much like everything else in life, Broadway is a constant ebb and flow. With the success of mega hits like Hamilton and newer shows like Waitress holding their own, I’m confident we will see […]
Each fall a new touring season begins as veteran shows continue criss crossing the country, new works tryout on the road before taking their shot at the great white way and Broadway’s favorites of the previous season hit the road to share their story with the masses. This season 6 new productions will take their […]