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  • Planning a trip to NYC? It simply wouldn't be complete without seeing a Broadway show (or even a few). New York is a theatre capital of the world with hundreds of shows to discover on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and beyond. And if you're looking to see as much theatre as you can while you're here, you're in the right place.Here's how to make the most of your trip to New York, whether you're here for a whirlwind weekend or an extended stay. Read on for Broadway ticket buying tips, plus...

  • Slave Play

    The Broadway production of Slave Play at the August Wilson Theatre will host a digital lottery for performances beginning on December 1. The play began performances November 23 and will open on December 2.Lottery tickets will be $25 each, and each entrant can request one or two tickets per performance. The lottery opens for entries each Monday at noon for that week's performances, and it closes the day before each performance at 9:59 a.m. Winners will be notified at 11 a.m. the day before their...

  • Stephen Sondheim, widely regarded as the most influential theatre composer/lyricist of the 20th century, has died at 91 years old. His career has spanned more than 50 years, including work in both theatre and film.Sondheim wrote a total of 19 musicals between 1954 and 2008, many of which are considered musical theatre classics. After writing the musical Saturday Night in 1954 that wasn't staged in the U.S. until 1999, he made his Broadway debut as the lyricist for West Side Story in 1957 and...

  • Uzo Aduba in Clyde's

    Clyde's, the new Broadway play by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, will livestream the last two weeks of its run from January 4-16. The livestreams are intended for audiences who are unable to attend a New York show in person and will take place during performances of the show at the Hayes Theater, where an in-person audience will also be in attendance.The play, produced by Second Stage Theater, will be the second show in the company's season to have a digital viewing option. Second...

  • The Music Man

    The revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man is in rehearsals for its Broadway run, starring Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo. Performances begin at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 20 ahead of a February 10 opening night.In The Music Man, the con man Harold Hill sells instruments and uniforms to hopeful bands, claiming to be a music instructor that will guide them to success, only to disappear the minute he makes a sale. When he arrives in River...

  • The revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has confirmed the venue and dates for its Broadway run. The play, directed and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, will be housed at the Booth Theatre, the same venue where for colored girls first played on Broadway in 1976. Performances begin March 4 ahead of a March 24 opening night.for colored girls is Shange's seminal work, a choreopoem that uses poetry, song, and movement to tell the...

  • Another hundred people can get Company tickets! Rush tickets for the revival of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical will be available beginning with the first performance on November 15. Company officially opens December 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.A limited number of $43 rush tickets will be offered in person when the box office opens at 10 a.m. each day, except Sunday. Each person can purchase up to two tickets. Seating locations are determined at the discretion of the box...

  • Chicken & Biscuits

    The Broadway comedy Chicken & Biscuits has announced a closing date of November 28 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The play, written by first-time Broadway playwright Douglas Lyons and helmed by Zhailon Levingston, the youngest-ever Black director on Broadway, was originally set to run through January 2, 2022."We make this decision with a very heavy heart, as this production has brought so much joy into our lives during a very challenging time," the show's producers said in a statement....

  • Stome of Broadway's top shows came together as part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority's "Welcome Back to New York" campaign. Cast members from Six, Waitress, Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dear Evan Hansen, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical are all featured in an ad for the subway system with the slogan, "The Only Sure Way to Make It to Broadway."The ad is a recreation of a 1977 MTA ad campaign with the same tagline, which featured stars like Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!,...

  • Billy Crystal

    Billy Crystal is set to star in a new musical adaptation of the 1992 film Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway, which is set to begin performances March 1, 2022 ahead of a March 31 opening night at the Nederlander Theatre. He will reprise the leading role of Buddy Young Jr. that he originated in the film.Mr. Saturday Night follows Buddy, a comedian, who rose to fame in the early days of television but whose career has been past its peak for 40 years. During that time, he became estranged from many of...

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