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Broadway closed until fall, goes virtual

Broadway and Times Square stand nearly empty on April 7, 2020.  Broadway has struggled with the pandemic as New York City became a hotspot for infections of COVID-19.  (Brecht Bug/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Alina Zang, Layout

May 30, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down large groups of people, Broadway has been greatly affected. The theatres and their lights have been dark for a while now, which means things now look very different for everyone involved in the shows. Here’s an overview of the news so far on Broadway and...

Broadway Musical Frozen Recasts Anna and Elsa

Ciara Renee portraying her role as Elsa during the song “Let it Go”. Elsa was previously portrayed by Caissie Levy. (Frozen on Broadway)

Natalie Taylor, Head Layout Manager

February 24, 2020

After two years on Broadway, Frozen has recast their leading ladies. Based on the 2013 animated film, Frozen features music and lyrics by the creators of the film score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and a book by Jennifer Lee, the film's screenwriter and co-director. Michael Grandage directs the show with cho...

Hershey Theatre Announces Four Upcoming Shows

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

May 13, 2019

The Hershey Theatre recently revealed four new Broadway musicals will perform on their stage in the near future: Once on This Island, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anastasia, and Waitress. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The first of the shows to be performing will be Charlie and the Ch...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical to Come to Broadway this Fall

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

March 25, 2019

Inspired by the album from Alanis Morissette, the musical Jagged Little Pill will be hitting Broadway this upcoming fall. The musical tells the story of a multiracial family in the suburbs who endure multiple challenging moments in their lives. It debuted at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge la...

Five Popular Musicals on Broadway Right Now

Five Popular Musicals on Broadway Right Now

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

October 30, 2018

Broadway, the home to many famous plays and musicals, has many shows currently playing that might make casual theatre goers plan a trip to New York. Here are five of the very best shows for avid theatergoers and those headed to the Big Apple for the first time.   Mean Girls   https://www.insta...

Brand new shows hitting Broadway 2018

Brand new poster for up and coming play, To Kill a Mockingbird, arriving on broadway this winter. The cast will include Celia Keenan-Bolger, as Scout Finch, and Will Pullen, as Jem Finch. (Broadway.com)

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

June 20, 2018

Whether you're headed to New York City this upcoming summer, fall, or winter season, there is a handful of new broadway shows waiting to be seen. Here are some of the newest shows opening  on the “Great White Way” this year. Gettin’ The Band Back Together This musical tells the story of ...

Broadway musical Bandstand makes limited big screen run

Laura Osnes, also known as Julia Trojan, sings her heart out with the other members of The Donny Nova Band on stage at Birdland Jazz Club on March 11, 2018. The show opened on April 26, 2017, and closed on September 17, 2017, since, being performed at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City multiple times. (The Broadcaster/Tori Moss)

Tori Moss, Managing Editor

June 20, 2018

The 2017 Tony Award-winning musical for Best Choreography, Bandstand, will hit the big screen in just five days. For two days only, June 25 and 28, the hit musical Bandstand, featuring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, will be shown in movie theatres all over the country. Produced by Fathom Events, the show wi...

Inside Broadway’s Intriguing Secret Rehearsal Studio

The Duke theater on 42nd street is shown via Google Street View. Choreographers, vocal coaches, and more come here to perfect every part of their show.  (Google Street View)

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

May 22, 2018

Broadway is known for putting on large plays and musical performances full of acting, dancing, and singing. What many don’t know is where rehearsals take place for some of these shows. The secret 10 story studio, located on 42nd street, is where many broadway shows go to practice dances or cho...

“Be More Chill” Becomes an Off-Broadway Musical

Will Roland smiles during rehearsal for “The Black Suites,” another musical by Joe Iconis. “I really like when unexpected yet relatable things happen on stage. I like to play characters that make you laugh…” Roland said on his website. (Will Roland)

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

May 9, 2018

“Be More Chill,” a musical that first opened at Two River Theatre, will now be making an appearance at Signature Theatre Company off-broadway in New York. The musical previously opened at Two River Theatre in New Jersey in the summer of 2015. “Be More Chill” is about a high schooler named ...

2018 Tony Award nominations announced

Tori Moss, Managing editor

May 2, 2018

The nominations for this year’s Tony Awards were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center via CBS on May 1, 2018. Broadway stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Katherine Mcphee were the announced the nominees. Out of all the possible productions that could ha...

“Wicked” Welcomes Two New Cast Members

The character of Madame Morrible being played by actress Kathy Fitzgerald. Madame Morrible is one of the major antagonists in the show. (Wicked)

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

February 8, 2018

“Wicked” will be replacing two of its cast members, Chad Jennings and Rondi Reed, for the characters of Doctor Dillamond and Madame Morrible. The role of Doctor Dillamond will soon be played by Martin Moran, and Isabel Keating will be Madame Morrible. This new pair of actors will begin pe...

Broadway Making Strong Connections with Younger Audience

Ben Platt (far left) as Evan Hansen during a performance of the show. The musical opened on Broadway in December of 2016 and is still being performed by the original cast. (Photo courtesy of Dear Evan Hansen)

Christopher Santiago, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017

Broadway is making a comeback, and the audience going to see these shows might not be what some expect.   As of recently, Broadway has seen an increase in the amount of youth attending shows. The musicals Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton are some of the productions introducing a younger audience to the world of t...

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