The Real Broadway

One of the common questions that those new to the theater have is, “What does ‘Broadway’ mean?” On one hand, it’s a really easy question—it’s a section of New York City famous for the theater. But Broadway goes far beyond that, as you will quickly find out when looking for theater tickets. You can even go see a Broadway show that is not in New York City, hence all of the confusion.

Let’s get a solid answer, and then tell you what that means for you.

Broadway

Broadway is a more than a street. It’s a style of theater. It typically refers to the seating available at a particular show. The theory here is that the more seats available for the performance, the higher the quality of the performance. That makes sense. If there are 1,000 total tickets available for a given night you can assume that it is a better show than if there are just 100 tickets. (more…)

What’s New in the Theater?

When it comes to Broadway shows, there are some productions that are staples. Shows like Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and Rent immediately come to mind as long running shows with huge audiences night after night. Hamilton is a more recent show that is headed down that same path. While these might be the biggest names on Broadway, they are certainly not the only musicals that are being performed. Keeping up with the shows on and off Broadway that are attracting large crowds can be tough, but it’s not impossible. For the theater lover, knowing what is being performed and where/when is a huge part of getting the most out of your experience. We are here to help you enjoy it even more. (more…)