Broadway Zone

In the next year, families will find a variety of new and classic family-friendly musicals coming to Broadway. Newsies Based off of the 1980s movie, this musical follows the story of Jack Kelly, a charming newsboy and the leader of the rest of the “newsies.” The boys only long for happier life, without struggle or hardship, but when publishing gurus Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph raise distribution prices, it hurts the newsies. Fueled with fire, they rally every newsboy in the area to join their cause and strike for what is right. Newsies is playing at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City from March 15, 2012 to June 3, 2012. War House Based off of the hit movie, War House features a young boy, Albert, and his horse, Joey, which is sod into the Calvary during World War One. The horse is shipped from England to France and is soon caught in enemy fire. He travels on an unforgettable journey, serving both sides before getting lost. Albert never forgetts his friend and embarks on a quest to bring him home. This musical features a story of courage and friendship, satellite television, with emotional music. It is playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago from December 18, 2012 to January 5, 2013. Cinderella Roger and Hammerstein’s classic returns to Broadway in late 2012. Their spin of the beloved fairytale includes uplifting songs in addition the fun magic of the fairy godmother and the glass slippers. With the classic fairytale elements, both Cinderella and the Prince save each other from cruel events and show that kindness and love conquer all.

New York is home to the Broadway Theater District that hosts 40 different professional theaters. The history of Broadway started back in 1750. A small theater presented Shakespeare plays and famous ballad operas. Musicals became popular in New York until 1866. The development of motion pictures gave the theater scene a challenge. However, the theater districts attracted top celebrities and theater attendance grew. If you want to travel to New York to see a Broadway show, you can find lots of information online. You can find the schedules of different Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoying a Broadway production has long been a popular activity for New York residents and visitors alike. Learning more about any productions that are based off the works of Shakespeare can provide you with the chance to make the most out of your next visit. From the most famous and long-running plays and productions to new shows that audiences will be able to look forward to in the near future, staying current and up to date with such information can be of great benefit. Ensuring that you are able to catch the best Read the rest of this entry »

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, NYMF, is the ultimate buffet for insatiable musical theatre fans. The Festival is a unique opportunity for musical theatre lovers to get a break from watching Direct TV specials and catch a future Broadway hit in its early stages of development. Inaugurated in 2004, NYMF was conceived to nurture and promote promising artists in the eld of musical theatre. More than thirty new musicals make the critical step from page to stage when they are presented for the rst time in 3D before industry professionals and a live audience.

Over the course of the three week festival, July 9-29, over 200 performances, 50 productions and special events will be offered. Many beloved Broadway stars originate roles in the new productions, performed in the heart of New York’s theatre district. The jam-packed performance schedule includes comedies, dramas, romance, science ction, autobiography, pop, rock, jazz and R&B. There is something for all interests with themes ranging from political to historical, from gay to cabaret and everything in between. Since 2004, over 300 new musicals have been presented at The New York Musical Theatre Festival. Over 70 shows have gone on to have successful productions on Broadway, Off Broadway, in states all over the U.S and in countries around the world.

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, NYMF, is the ultimate buffet for insatiable musical theatre fans. The Festival is a unique opportunity for musical theatre lovers to get a break from watching Direct TV specials and catch a future Broadway hit in its early stages of development. Inaugurated in 2004, NYMF was conceived to nurture and promote promising artists in the eld of musical theatre. More than thirty new musicals make the critical step from page to stage when they are presented for the rst time in 3D before industry professionals and a live audience.

Over the course of the three week festival, July 9-29, over 200 performances, 50 productions and special events will be offered. Many beloved Broadway stars originate roles in the new productions, performed in the heart of New York’s theatre district. The jam-packed performance schedule includes comedies, dramas, romance, science ction, autobiography, pop, rock, jazz and R&B. There is something for all interests with themes ranging from political to historical, from gay to cabaret and everything in between. Since 2004, over 300 new musicals have been presented at The New York Musical Theatre Festival. Over 70 shows have gone on to have successful productions on Broadway, Off Broadway, in states all over the U.S and in countries around the world.

Broadway theaters have been a destination for New York locals and tourists for many years. Here are five of the most beautiful listed in no particular rank.

American Airlines Theatre was formerly known as Selwyn Theatre. In the 1990′s, the city took possession and it was remodeled and opened again with a new name. Visitors claim the Italian renaissance design is breathtaking.

The Broadway Theatre is one of the most recognizable theatres in New York and arguably the most popular. The first Mickey Mouse cartoon was played here in 1928

Ambassador Theatre has a capacity of around 1,100 it has played host Read the rest of this entry »

The Bright Lights Of Broadway – New York City’s Tourism Jewel
There’s nothing like opening night of a new drama or musical on Broadway. There’s nothing like the bright lights of Broadway at night to tempt theater-resistant tourists. The world’s most famous musicals debuted on Broadway. Musicals like “42nd Street”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Gypsy” and “Hair” have already had two reproductions. Others are “West Side Story”, the long-running “Fantasticks”, “Cats”, the beloved “Fiddler On The Roof”, “Annie” and dramas Read the rest of this entry »

Broadway! The “Great White Way”! Many startling facts turn up among the glamour and glitz of this Street of Dreams.

The oldest known performer in a Broadway show was a 100-year-old parrot. “Senor Car” appeared in the show The Rope Dancers in 1958.

Longest-running is the romantic musical, The Phantom of the Opera, which celebrated its 10,000th performance on February 11, 2012. It’s also the top-grossing show, having earned 845 million.

Shortest-running was a “mystery farce” titled Moose Murders. It opened and closed on the same Read the rest of this entry »

Theatre performances in New York can be traced back nearly to the time of the first colonists in the late 1600s. Record keeping at that time was pretty much nonexistent of course. The first actual stage shows could have taken place starting in 1696 at a coffee shop just south of Trinity Church called The King’s Arms. The first real documentation of theatrics on Broadway occurred in 1732. A group of London actors took over the second Read the rest of this entry »

In the next year, families will find a variety of new and classic family-friendly musicals coming to Broadway.
Newsies
Based off of the 1980s movie, this musical follows the story of Jack Kelly, a charming newsboy and the leader of the rest of the “newsies.” The boys only long for happier life, without struggle or hardship, but when publishing gurus Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph raise distribution prices, it hurts the newsies. Fueled with fire, they rally every newsboy in the area to join their Read the rest of this entry »