While Hamilton tickets are still a huge expense for many, the hype of the record-breaking show is starting to die down, with resale ticket prices dropping fast. With Hamilton cooling off, theater goers and tourists are starting to realize that there's more than just this year's Tony winner.
One of the first questions Broadway fans tend to ask one another is, "What was your first show?" For many musical theater lovers, that first show was what hooked them on the spectacle and excitement of 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 Tony-winning star of 'Beautiful – The Carole King Musical' is among the Chicago-bred Broadway talent helping kick off the FWD Theatre Project.
But a bigger story out of the 2014 Broadway season didn't come so much from the winners' envelopes, but from the number of shows focussed on African-American culture or starring African-American performers.
But Off- or Off-Off Broadway shows were shut out in the Play and Musical categories.
Fans will have to wait for their more intimate night with Janis Joplin Off-Broadway, but diva-themed shows are popping up all over.