With his latest album, 'Stages,' consisting exclusively of songs from Broadway musicals, it seems apparent that the singer/songwriter's Broadway debut was never far from his mind, but the doesn't necessarily mean Josh Groban is excited to take on the challenge. In a recent interview the 34-year-old California native joked that despite his openly discussing the subject, the reality of taking on something like 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' seemed overwhelming to him. Groban explained, however, that he is combatting his pre-show jitters by practicing for the part relentlessly.
By now you have heard the news and sadly it is true. David Bowie has passed after more than a year of fighting cancer. The legendary musician and actor was a household name thanks to songs like “Space Oddity,” and “Ziggy Stardust,” and films like 'The Labyrinth.' Bowie was so synonymous with change that even his eyes weren’t the same. Bowie may be have left us but with one last Lazarus act, left his fans with the release of his final album, Black Star. Bowie’s legacy will also live in the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Lazarus' starring 'Dexter' and 'Hedwig' star Michael C Hall.
One of Broadway's biggest plays in recent years, 'Hamilton,' is holding open auditions. In the online posts, they are seeking performers who are "extremely skilled at rapping and singing" for a Broadway recasting and national tour casting.
With ticket prices for seats reaching upwards of $200 to $300, the chances of seeing 'Hamilton' at any moment are slim. That is, unless you weren't able to put your name into a hat for a chance to win $10 front row tickets to the show outside the Richard Rodgers theatre. The lottery is hosted by the show's mastermind, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and features some 1,000 patrons hoping to get in for a performance. Miranda may not don the Alexander Hamilton character at the time but even if you don't win a seat, you'll get a one-of-a-kind live show right on the street.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash Hamilton has skyrocketed in ticket sales since the creator's visit to The Tonight Show -- and that has made Miranda quite tired. So on Sundays, Javier Munõz takes over the title role, and has been making a splash ever since.
'Hamilton', the hit musical from mastermind Lin Manuel Miranda, seems to have taken over the world, and the show is showing no sign of slowing down. Now, after segments about the show on '60 Minutes' and 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon', ticket prices are rising again.
The idea for the revival of 'Spring Awakening' was revolutionary when it first came about in the headlines and caused an uproar of excitement when it was announced that it would transfer to Broadway earlier this year. However, the show hasn't been able to live up to the hype, and can't seem to fill seats, despite its positive reviews by fans and critics alike. These extra seats are leading the secondary ticket market prices to drop fast. Now is the time to spot a bargain. 'Spring Awakening's' original run star Jonathan Groff, currently starring in the hit Hamilton, said that he was in love with the fact that the show has returned, and had high hopes for the arrival.
Late-summer into early fall tends to be a dry-spell period when it comes to Broadway ticket sales and attendance, as post-Labor Day is a time when shows close their doors and grosses take a huge dip. The lull rarely lasts longer than mid-October when the market takes a huge swing into the green around this time of year, and similarly after the Christmas season when March rolls around. This year, the October jump occurred just after Columbus Day holiday weekend for the resale ticket market, as the jump in average ticket price is actually 5% higher than it was at this time last year. Shows such as 'The King and I' and 'A Gentleman's Guide of Love and Murder' are particularly experiencing ticket price surges.
Sara Bareilles is making headlines on the Great White Way yet again. But this time, it's because her first musical, Waitress, is getting solid reviews. The much anticipated movie-turned-musical version of Waitress is finally on Broadway proper, giving long-waiting fans something to look forward to this spring. Naturally, resale ticket prices are rising fast.
Some 20,000 New York City high school students will have the chance to see the Broadway hit 'Hamilton' at a reduced ticket rate. The opportunity comes as part of a $1.46 million grant announced Tuesday by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Every once in a while, a play comes to Broadway that makes fans rethink if one moment can change everything. China Doll, starring the all-powerful Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony-winner Al Pacino, tells the story about a man who is ready to walk away from it all to start a new life with his young and gorgeous fiancée. Then, he gets a phone call that changes everything. The 15-week limited engagement play has been getting a lot of buzz in the Broadway community, and ticket prices are approaching record levels. Mainly, because Pacino's name is all over the thing. Unsurprisingly, Pacino is successful in every theatrical medium, be it film, television, the Great White Way. So, will China Doll be the highest priced show on Broadway?
With hits like Book of Mormon, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Jersey Boys, Broadway is once again taking the country and the world by storm with popular touring productions. Many theatergoers around the country opt to see the touring productions because tickets are generally cheaper on the road than on Broadway, especially in terms of resale prices. The secondary ticket market is seeing price increases for a number of touring productions, just not to the extent of many of their Broadway counterparts, according to data provided by TiqIQ.
'The Color Purple,' though, has one thing that 'Fiddler on the Roof 'does not have: a famous pop singer. And, least we forget, Danielle Brooks (i.e. "Taystee" from 'Orange is the New Black').
Based on the much beloved 1994 Disney film, The Lion King musical has been wowing audiences on Broadway at the Minksoff Theatre for 17 years. And yes, here in 2015, it is still generating record ticket numbers at the box office. In 2014, the show became the most-watched musical of all time. Present estimates suggest some 75 million people across the globe have had the chance to witness this mind-blowing production on tour.
Misty Copeland made headlines earlier in the summer by being named the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theater. Now, she's commanding some of the highest prices on Broadway. Ever since the announcement that Copeland would take over for New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild in 'On the Town,' ticket prices on the secondary market have continually been on the rise.