History of the Republic Theatre, Now the New Victory Theater

The façade of the New Victory Theater

For more than a century, the New Victory Theater stood stoically along the ever-changing landscape of New York’s famous West 42nd Street. Built as a legitimate theatre known as the Theatre Republic in 1900, the architecture and design of the theatre heralded a new era when it comes to exhibition and showmanship. … Read more

History of the New Amsterdam Theater

The New Amsterdam Theater

New Amsterdam Theater is a piece of history – it’s one of the oldest surviving Broadway theaters in the Theater District of Manhattan, New York. Built-in 1903, the building was designed by the architecture firm of Henry Hertz and Hugh Tallant, who subsequently became great theater architects of the early 20th century. … Read more

What are the Oldest Broadway Theaters?

The New Amsterdam Theatre in Broadway

The Theater District in the heart of Manhattan is home to some of the world’s oldest and most iconic Broadway theaters. Costumed characters beckon to energetic crowds under the pulsing lights of digital billboards. Tourists and locals gather on a giant red staircase to buy tickets to Broadway shows running at the … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Broadway

Broadway, New York, USA

Broadway theater, or more popularly known as Broadway, pertains to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theaters located in the Theater District and the Lincoln Center along Broadway, Midtown Manhattan, New York City. These places embody the highest commercial level of live theater in the English-speaking world.  The Theater District … Read more

Top Broadway Musicals

Phantom of the Opera mask and a rose

There are countless Broadway musical productions, but some are considered truly memorable in the viewers’ hearts and minds. Maybe it’s the unforgettable melodies and lyrics of the songs. Maybe it’s in the relatable storyline. Maybe it’s the top-rated cast or the high production value. Or maybe all of them! Here are the … Read more

Off-Broadway Musicals That Are Worth Checking Out

an off-Broadway theatre front

The term “Off-Broadway” refers to theaters in New York City that are smaller than Broadway theaters, typically having a seating capacity between 100 and 499. Some of the Off-Broadway productions have successfully made their way to the Broadway stage. Hamilton is a notable example. Off-Broadway transfers to Broadway definitely help certain productions … Read more

The Best Female Broadway Singers of All Time

streets of broadway

While many singers who have been involved in Broadway productions, there are some who have truly made their mark as Broadway divas. Here, we will focus on singers whose powerful voices vibrate the walls of filled-to-the-brim Broadway stages (in no particular order): 1. Betty Buckley   Betty Buckley (born July 3, 1947, … Read more

Top Broadway Shows of All Time

Times Square, Broadway

The heart of American theatre lies in the Great White Way and the shows that make their way there have to please both audiences and the critics alike. If they fail to do so, the curtains shall drop. It’s a big thing to premiere on Broadway, but it’s another thing to sell … Read more

Oh! Calcutta!

Billboard for Oh! Calcutta! in Time Square, New York City

Oh! Calcutta! is a musical revue of unorthodox nature. It shares the same name with a city and a famous restaurant, but it’s totally unrelated. This avant-garde theatrical revue consists of sketches on sex-related topics. Created by British drama critic Kenneth Tynan, Oh! Calcutta! debuted on off-Broadway in 1969, and then in London in 1970. … Read more

Aladdin

Aladdin at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre

A hit Broadway musical brought to the stage by the same producers as Lion King, Aladdin is also based on a beloved Disney animated film of the same name. It has a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Tim Rice, Howard Ashman, and Beguelin. The musical is set in the … Read more