Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris in 2013

Neil Patrick Harris can light up the Broadway stage whenever he is on it. While he is best known for his comedy roles in television as womanizer Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, and Doogie Howser in Doogie Howser, M.D. – on Broadway, he was known for his roles in Cabaret, Assassins, … Read more

Fiddler on the Roof

A stage performance of Fiddler on the Roof

An award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences with its warmth, humor, and honesty. It’s the brainchild of Broadway legends Harold Prince and Jerome Robbins, book writer Joseph Stein, and songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Fiddler of the Roof is a story that captured the human longings for love, family, … Read more

Mary Martin

Mary Martin

If there were someone to be named “Broadway’s Darling,” Mary Martin would fit the bill. Her coy smile, sweet singing, and lovely voice have graced some original roles in the Great White Way’s most beloved musicals. She earned Tony-winning leading roles in Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, and South Pacific. Martin … Read more

Cats

The cast of Cats on stage

Who knew that a musical featuring felines could be a worldwide phenomenon? Cats is the fourth longest-running Broadway show of all time with a total lifespan of 18 years. A sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats, is based on the 1939 poetry collection by T.S. Eliot entitled Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. It … Read more

Rent

The original Broadway cast of Rent

Rent is an award-winning Broadway musical that ushered in a new age of pop-rock music in the Great White Way. The musical is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of struggling young artists trying to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village … Read more

Miss Saigon

A stage setting at the Miss Saigon production

A moving yet tragic love story involving an Asian woman and her American lover, Miss Saigon is one of the highest-grossing musicals ever. It’s based on the 1904 opera Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. The setting of the plot is located to the 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, so the story of Madame … Read more

Gwen Verdon

Gwen Verdon in 1954

One of the quintessential Broadway stars, Gwen Verdon, was one of the most energetic talents ever to grace the Great White Way. She carved out a special niche in the world of dance as the muse of famous director and choreographer Bob Fosse. Verdon was the anti-Ethel – while Ethel Merman  was implacable … Read more

Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff

A prolific actor on stage, television, and screen, Jonathan Groff is a recipient of a Grammy Award and a nomination for two Tony Awards. He rose to prominence in 2006 for his leading role in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for … Read more

Billy Porter

Billy Porter

A fashionable stage actor, Billy Porter, knows how to own the moment, whether on the stage or not. He started his Broadway career starring at Miss Saigon and Grease and came a long way to Kinky Boots, where he earned his first Tony Award. Early Life Billy Porter (September 21, 1969) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to … Read more

Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda performing in Hamilton

If you’ve been following Broadway happenings recently, you’ve probably heard of Hamilton. This unique story of the Founding Fathers of America is an unlikely hit for Broadway, as it includes a combination of hip-hop, rap, soul, and show tunes, as well as non-white actors starring as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures. … Read more