It’s been an exciting couple of months on Broadway with more excitement on the way —
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder closed after a hugely successful run and Dames at Sea closed after a very paltry run, plus lots of fantastic shows opened on broadway to rave reviews! There have also been lots of announcements about shows that are headed to the Great White Way soon, including Cats and Hello Dolly, starring Bette Midler. Here’s what’s on the Broadway docket:
Musicals on the little screen keep getting better and better
NBC’s live televised musicals have continued going strong, with The Wiz garnering much more praise than their previous televised shows. Next up: Grease on Sunday, January 31, starring a lot of Broadway folks (finally!), followed by Hairspray later this year.
A new Broadway theatre?
Rumors are flying that there may be an 18th Broadway theatre in the works. Michael Riedel reported that the “Shuberts plan to build a state-of-the-art, 1,500-seat Broadway theater between West 45th and 46th streets – sandwiched between Frankie & Johnnie’s steakhouse and the Shuberts’ Imperial Theatre.” However, Deadline’s Jeremy Gerard said: “A new Broadway theater, at a cost of $150 million? Ehhhh, I don’t think so.” If he’s right, it may just be a dream for the time being…but what a lovely dream!
Ticket discounts galore!
The dead of winter always brings lots in the way of ticket discounts. We’re now in the midst of the bi-annual Broadway Week, where you can get 2-for-1 tickets for lots of the big shows from now until Feb 5. And Kids Night on Broadway, where anyone under the age of 18 can go see Broadway shows for FREE is Feb 9. Hamilton tried to offer an online lottery and broke the internet, but you can still get lottery or rush tickets for it and many other shows at the box office.
Theatre geeks assemble at the first ever BroadwayCon
Finally, we’re pleased to announce that tomorrow we’ll be there to help kick off the first ever BroadwayCon, a new conference to help celebrate, geek out and talk about everything Broadway. They’ll be panels, workshops, autographs, Q&A sessions, performances, meet & greets, keynotes and VIP photos and we can’t wait. A few day passes are still available if you wanna join in the fun, otherwise be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for full coverage of the conference!