Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman in 1967

No other Broadway performer embodies the spirit of the Great White Way better than Ethel Merman. Touted as “the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage,” she’s famous for her big, bold, brassy Broadway belt. She rose to prominence because her voice can be heard over a full Broadway orchestra, but … Read more

Wicked

The Wicked marquee at the Oriental Theater in Chicago

Wicked is an alternative telling of The Wizard of Oz, focusing on The Wicked Witch of the West and Galinda, the good witch. It’s one of the only three Broadway shows to earn more than $1 billion and remains the second most successful Broadway show of all time next to The Lion King. Debuting … Read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda performing in Hamilton

The multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda has packed a lot into his 40 years. He does not the only star in important Broadway shows – he writes them too. He’s an actor, composer, lyricist, singer, playwright and producer, all in one. His line of work involves theatre, television, film and even radio. Lin-Manuel Miranda … Read more

Mamma Mia!

A live performance of Mamma Mia! on stage

Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical based on the songs of the famous Swedish pop supergroup ABBA. If you love their songs, Mamma Mia! will be a delight to watch. It was Broadway’s first true mega-hit jukebox musical, which paved the way for follow-up stunners like Jersey Boys, and Beautiful: The Carole King … Read more

Norbert Leo Butz

Norbert Leo Butz

Norbert Leo Butz is one of Broadway’s most versatile stars who can fit in any male leading role. He’s a two-time Tony Award winner whose notable credits include Rent, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can, Thou Shalt Not, and Wicked, among others. He is one of the only nine actors ever to have won the … Read more

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys musical showing at the Bank of America Theatre

Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical presented in a documentary-style format that tells the story of the formation, success, and eventual breakup of the 1960s rock ‘n roll group The Four Seasons. It features music from Bob Gaudio, lyrics from Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, featuring the songs … Read more

Chicago

Chicago musical at the Ambassador Theatre in Broadway

Chicago is an American musical with lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander. The original Broadway musical adaptation went head-to-head with A Chorus Line when it originally opened on Broadway in 1975, running for only two years. In 1996, the musical was revived, and it went on to become the second longest-running show … Read more