Check it out before the hit musical returns to New York this summer
When Cats first hit Broadway, it ran for nearly 18 years and sold a historic $380 million in tickets. After worldwide productions, the show returns to the New York stage this summer to prove that sometimes nine lives just aren’t enough. Here, we look at Cats by the numbers.
Getting to know the star of Broadway’s Shuffle Along
If you hear a strange sound walking down West 45th Street in Manhattan, you might be able to blame Joshua Henry. After all, that’s where—eight times a week!—the Tony-nominated actor is starring in Shuffle Along, which requires not only acting but some of the most vigorous tap-dancing that might have ever graced ... More
The action star takes a turn on the New York stage
In 2015, playwright Nick Payne’s Constellations opened on Broadway, telling the story of the relationship—or, really, the seemingly endless possibilities of what could have happened—between a young man and a young woman. The show, which garnered a Tony Award nomination for star Ruth Wilson, featured blink-and-you’ll-miss-them micro scenes that spelled ... More
An enchanting conversation with the star of Broadway’s The Crucible
The British actress Sophie Okonedo—you know her from her Oscar-nominated role in Hotel Rwanda—made her first turn on Broadway two years ago in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun, cluing American audiences into something only U.K. theatergoers had previously known: she’s an absolute force of nature on stage. Now, Okonedo ... More
You’re going to want to know about musical breakout Hannah Elless
The new Broadway musical Bright Star had a certain shine about it from the get go—it was inevitable, considering the show was written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. But since Bright Star made its debut, more than just the show’s creators have had time to shine. The ... More
Get a first look at the New York City Ballet’s spring season
It might only be spring, but it’s already time for A Midsummer Night’s Dream—at least the George Balanchine version that’ll be appearing from May 24 through May 29 as part of the New York City Ballet’s 21-week spring season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
The Balanchine classic, which ... More
The Broadway star on her latest role, in She Loves Me
If the plot of She Loves Me, the recently revived Broadway musical, feels familiar, that’s probably because it is. The story of two rival shop clerks who are, unbeknownst to them, also the starry-eyed pen pals exchanging love notes through a lonely-hearts club, has been the basis of a ... More
The playwright and actor is making waves with his latest theatrical masterwork, Head of Passes
Starring Tony-winning actress Phylicia Rashad (of Cosby Show fame), Head of Passes, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s devastating and illuminating new play, officially opens this week at New York’s Public Theater. The plot builds on the Book of Job, from the Old Testament, in which God tests the faith of his ... More
Getting to know the star of Broadway's hottest new show
It’s been quite a journey for Eclipsed. The play, which follows a group of Liberian women in the final days of that country’s civil war, got its start at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2009 and moved to Manhattan’s Public Theater before finally landing on Broadway this month. “I ... More
The football star takes center stage in the hit musical Chicago
Chicago—the six-time Tony winner and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history—has a new hit in its playbook. After leaving behind a legendary NFL career, Tennessee Titan running back and Heisman Trophy winner, Eddie George is now tackling the leading role of Billy Flynn.
This isn’t George’s first time ... More