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  • Photo credit: Original Broadway Cast of Rent (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    Broadway changed forever thanks to the arrival of Rent. Set in 1980s New York, the musical follows a group of impoverished artists living in Manhattan's East Village, living through the HIV/AIDS crisis. Since initial workshops at New York Theatre Workshop, Rent made its New York premiere on Jan. 25, 1996, transferring to Broadway in April 1996 where it ran for 12 years. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rent, New York Theatre Workshop will host a virtual gala brimming with stars. There'll be...

  • Photo credit: Kelli O' Hara and Matthew Morrison (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    15 years after the musical's Broadway premiere, a reunion event for The Light in the Piazza will take place this month, it has been announced. As part of Lincoln Center Theater's Spotlight Series, the cast and creative team will take part, which is available to broadcast on January 28.Set in the summer of 1953, The Light in the Piazza follows Margaret and Clara Johnson as they travel through Italy together. Clara falls in love with a local young man, with Margaret doing all she can to keep them...

  • Photo credit: Nick Jonas (Photo by Focka on Flickr under CC 2.0)

    Nick Jonas is set to play Frankie Valli in a new production of Jersey Boys. In an article from Deadline, Jersey Boys will be available to stream worldwide, and is anticipated to be a landmark event.Jonas will play Valli, returning to Broadway for the first time since 2012. Best known as part of chart-topping band Jonas Brothers, he's also a solo artist with tracks including "Jealous." His recent theatre credits include How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as J. Pierrepoint Finch and...

  • Photo credit: Frozen at St. James Theatre (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews)

    It costs millions of dollars to put on a Broadway show. Although exact numbers aren't known, it's speculated that one in five Broadway shows are able to recoup enough money back to result in a profitable musical. With the coronavirus pandemic closing theatres until at least May 30, 2021, the face of Broadway theatres is changing due to shows closing across the city.Sadly, the pandemic has ushered in early closures of Broadway plays and musicals. Here is a list on all productions that have either...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Mean Girls (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    Due to the prolonged shutdown of all Broadway venues, Mean Girls will not reopen, it has been announced. The production played its final performance on Mar. 11, 2020, after 29 previews and 805 performances at the August Wilson Theatre.On behalf of the creative Team, book writer and producer Tina Fey said, "The chance to bring this show to Broadway, with such a talented young ensemble and five astounding female leads, has been a dream come true. And to our fierce and dedicated fans - the limit of...

  • Photo credit: New York (Photo by Andrae Ricketts on Unsplash)

    It feels like forever since Broadway productions were playing to a full house. With Broadway theatres closed until at least May 30, 2021, going to a Broadway show is somewhat of a distant dream. But, you don't have to go to the Great White Way to get the full theatre experience. Thanks to the resilience of industry creatives and performers, there's a ton of theatre content that you can access from the comfort of your own home.Here at New York Theatre Guide, we've scoured the best ways to stay in...

  • Ratatouille the Musical reviews

    Broadway theatre in 2021 got off to a flying start, thanks to the premiere of Ratatouille the Musical on New Year's Day. Inspired by the 2007 Disney movie and recent TikToks which imagined the film as a musical, TikTokkers and Broadway stars including Andre de Shields and Andrew Barth Feldman came together for what's already going to be one of the shows of the year.Ratatouille the Musical has raised over $1 million dollars for The Actors Fund, but could Ratatouille ever find its feet on...

  • Photo credit: Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical artwork

    UPDATE: On 12 January, The Actors Fund stated that Ratatouille the Musical has raised over $2 million, making it the most successful fundraiser for The Actors Fund of all time. More than 350,000 people have viewed the musical in total.Following the news that Ratatouille the Musical would stream at the start of 2021, the TikTok musical has generated over $1 million worth of ticket sales. All donations will go towards The Actors Fund.In a statement from President and CEO of The Actors Fund, Joseph...

  • Wayne Brady and Tituss Burgess

    All the layers of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical are almost complete! The full cast of the virtual production, which will benefit The Actors Fund, was announced on Monday, and the show will star Tituss Burgess, Wayne Brady, Andre DeShields, Ashley Park, Adam Lambert, Mary Testa, and more Broadway stars. The musical adaptation of the Disney/PIxar film started organically on the social video-sharing platform TikTok, and the full production will include the works of those young creators alongside...

  • Saving Wonderland

    The landscape of New York theatre definitely changed in 2020. For most of the year, the presence of Covid-19 forced Broadway theatres to shut down, with all theatres remaining closed until at least May 30, 2021. If upcoming productions in January 2021 are anything to go by, New York audiences are in for theatre treats all year round. Here's our top recommendations on what to see in January 2021, including livestreamed performances, concerts and festivals.Ratatouille: The TikTok MusicalYes, you...

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