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  • Think you haven't heard of Max Martin? Think again. You're more familiar with the Swedish music executive than you know if you've heard Britney Spears's "...Baby One More Time," Bon Jovi's "It's My Life," The Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way," or dozens of other chart-toppers the five-time Grammy Award winner wrote and/or produced over the past three decades. He is, to be fair, a famously private person. And unless they also perform their tunes, songwriters don't often get public attention...

  • A Broadway designer's challenge is to immerse audiences in another place and time, conjuring it well enough that they feel a part of it even if they've never been. For the team behind Leopoldstadt, a 2023 Best Play nominee by Tom Stoppard, that's a loaded task. On the one hand, Leopoldstadt is a lively drama about an extended Jewish family in 20th-century Austria, and its success comes from the fact that "we're invited into the Merz-Jacobowitzes' commonplace gatherings, debates, trysts,...

  • Start spreading the news! New York, New York has released a new ticket block, with Broadway performances now on sale through January 14, 2024. Get New York, New York tickets now. New York, New York centers on the against-all-odds love story between Jimmy and Francine, two young musicians in 1946 Manhattan. The show also follows various other young artists as they seek success, or just survival, in the city. The show is loosely based on the 1977 Martin Scorsese film, which features songs by John...

  • For the past 105 years, the Pulitzer Prizes have highlighted achievements in the arts, journalism, and literature. Many notable and impactful plays have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, but that’s not the be-all-end-all of their recognition. Six Pulitzer-winning plays, classic and new, went up this Broadway season alone. What’s more, they all earned Tony nominations: Fat Ham, Topdog/Underdog, Between Riverside and Crazy, Cost of Living, The Piano Lesson, and Death of a Salesman....

  • The official start of summer isn't until later in June, but you can get in the summer mood all month by planning an escape — at the theatre, that is! Theatre is a great way to travel to new worlds and escape the routine of daily life without jet lag or carsickness. And if you've already traveled just to get to New York, then make sure a show or two is a must-see item on your itinerary. Broadway and Off-Broadway shows in June will whisk you away to places near and far, real and fantastical....

  • The old adage says lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but this year, some Tony Award nominees are defying that logic. “Anything is possible!” said Natasha Katz, who is nominated for her lighting designs for both Sweeney Todd and Some Like It Hot. While the recognition is undoubtedly nice, per Katz, “It’s the community that I cherish so much. To be embraced like this feels incredible.” Katz has long been a Broadway mainstay, first earning a Tony nod for Beauty and the Beast in 1994...

  • The United States has long seen cultural divides between its North and South. However, this Broadway season, Tony-nominated shows remind audiences that the Bible Belt is not a monolith — many peoples, traditions, and politics inhabit the American South. “There are a lot of queer people that live in the South,” said James Ijames, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fat Ham, a riff on Hamlet that centers Black queerness in a culture of toxic masculinity, is now nominated for the Tony Award for Best...

  • The novel-turned-film-turned-play Life of Pi comes to life on stage with the help of lifelike puppets and immersive design elements that transport audiences from a zoo in Pondicherry, India, to the open waters of the Pacific Ocean to a Mexican hospital room. The imaginative story follows 16-year-old Pi, the sole human survivor of a shipwreck, who must fend for himself while traversing the ocean in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, orangutan, zebra, and hyena. Their survival journey is mind-bending...

  • The Drama League

    The 2023 Drama League Awards winners were announced today in a ceremony hosted at the Ziegfeld Ballroom by Emmy Award-winning NY1 theatre reporter Frank DiLella. The Drama League gives out seven awards each year: four to productions, two for direction, and one to a distinguished performer, an honor an actor can only win once in their lifetime. The awards recognize Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in the same categories. This year, all seven prizes went to Broadway productions and actors....

  • Designing costume pieces for a big, brassy musical with a 26-person ensemble is a tall order. Sourcing vintage pieces for a 1930s show spanning multiple seasons and locations, from winter in Chicago to summer in Tijuana, is another level of challenge. Costume designer Gregg Barnes was up to the task with Some Like It Hot, and his colorful, authentic design garnered a 2023 Tony nomination — one of the musical’s 13 nods, the most of any show this season. His work on the musical already won him the...