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  • American Buffalo

    UPDATE: In addition to digital rush tickets, American Buffalo offers a digital lottery for $35 tickets. The lottery is open for entries between midnight and 3 p.m. the day before each performance, and winners are drawn at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Winners may purchase up to two tickets for the following day's performance.Hope you've saved up your nickels! The latest revival of American Buffalo, starring Laurence Fishburne, Darren Criss, and Sam Rockwell, will offer rush tickets throughout its...

  • The Lion King

    Be prepared to check out The Lion King, Broadway's wildly popular and third-longest-running show. The Disney film captured the emotions of countless audiences upon its premiere in 1994, and the musical adaptation did the same just three years later. The Lion King musical faithfully retains all the hit songs from the film, like "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?," "Hakuna Matata," and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," but the show also creates a wholly unique visual experience of its own, bringing the...

  • Debra Messing

    Blow out your candles and make a wish for Birthday Candles tickets! The new play, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company and written by Broadway-debut playwright Noah Haidle, will offer same-day rush tickets on TodayTix throughout its run. Performances begin March 18 ahead of an April 10 opening night, and the show runs through May 29 at the American Airlines Theatre.A limited number of $29 rush tickets are available on the TodayTix app each day. Users can download the app and "unlock" the rush...

  • A Strange Loop

    After premiering at Playwrights Horizons in 2019 and making a pit stop in Washington, D.C., Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has circled back to New York for its Broadway debut. Billed as a "Big, Black, & Queer-Ass American Musical," the Pulitzer Prize-winning show centers on Usher, a Black, queer musical theatre writer (created by Jackson, a Black, queer musical theatre writer) who's working on an original show about a Black, queer musical theatre writer. That endless loop gives the...

  • Joel Hatch and Gene Weygandt

    Welcome to the rock, Gene Weygandt! Weygandt will join the Broadway cast of Come From Away in the role of Claude and others beginning March 22. He replaces original cast member Joel Hatch, who has played Claude since the pre-Broadway runs of Come From Away beginning in 2015.Weygandt has previously appeared in two other Broadway shows: Big, as Paul, and Wicked, as the Wizard. Come From Away marks his first Broadway outing since 2005.Come From Away tells the true story of how the residents of...

  • Hamilton

    How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman become the subject of a bestselling musical that also becomes a cultural phenomenon?Hamilton features a book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was inspired by a book he had read about Alexander Hamilton. Through reading Ron Chernow's book about Hamilton, Miranda saw someone who was a poor immigrant, who hustled his way into becoming one of America's Founding Fathers — someone who didn't throw away his shot. Miranda saw...

  • Tony Awards logo

    After the 74th annual Tony Awards took place at the Winter Garden Theatre in September 2021 and were broadcast virtually, the 75th anniversary ceremony is back in person at its usual date and time. The 2022 Tony Awards ceremony will take place Sunday, June 12 at Radio City Music Hall, its home for many of the past 10 years. CBS and Paramount+ will broadcast the ceremony from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. that day, and an additional hour of exclusive content will be available on Paramount+ from 7-8 p.m. The...

  • Paradise Square

    This is your ticket to paradise! The Broadway premiere production of Paradise Square will offer rush and lottery tickets throughout its run. Performances begin at the Barrymore Theatre March 15 ahead of an April 3 opening night.Rush tickets will be available in person at the Barrymore Theatre box office when it opens at 10 a.m. each day (except Sunday, when it opens at noon). A limited number of $32 tickets will be available each performance day for that afternoon or evening's show. Each person...

  • Birthday Candles

    Two years ago, the company of Birthday Candles was preparing to debut the play on Broadway when the pandemic ground theatre to a halt. Now, they've picked up right back where they left off as though 2020 was mere seconds ago, and Birthday Candles is going up at the American Airlines Theatre on March 18. Neither the cast nor playwright Noah Haidle initially knew whether Roundabout Theatre Company would reschedule Birthday Candles at all, making those two years feel like forever. But in...

  • The Tony Awards logo

    They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. They were dimmed for most of last year, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic. But as of August 2021, Broadway shows have been back in full swing, and Broadway's biggest night is back to its normal venue and time of year.More productions are up for awards this year than last, as a slate of new shows and revivals are joined by a few productions that opened in 2020 just before the shutdown and were not eligible for 2020 awards. There's no denying...

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