Broadway Deep Dive

How Often Are American Presidents Depicted on Stage?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - February 18, 2024

This time, the reader question was: Oh, Mary! currently has so much buzz off-Broadway. What is the history of American presidents being depicted on stage?

How Many Shows This Season Are By Pulitzer Prize Winners and Finalists?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - February 10, 2024

This time, the reader question was: Are there a lot of new productions by Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists this season, or does it just seem that way?

How Often Are Musicals Based on Documentaries?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - January 28, 2024

This time, the reader question was: Is How To Dance in Ohio the only musical based on a documentary?

How Often Do Actors Go On to Write Musicals?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - January 14, 2024

This time, the reader question was: What is the history of theatre actors who later wrote musicals as well? 

Where Else Have the Tony Awards Been Held?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - December 3, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Where has the Tony Awards ceremony been presented in the past?

How Often Do Broadway Flops Return as a Hit?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - November 26, 2023

This time, the reader question was: With Merrily We Roll Along back on Broadway as a hit, how many musicals are flops in their original Broadway production and then return as smashes?

How Often Have Parents and Children Appeared in the Same Broadway Show?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - November 12, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Have parents and children appeared in the same Broadway show together, before Danny DeVito and Lucy DeVito in I Need That?

How Often Are Broadway Musicals About Real People?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - November 5, 2023

This time, the reader question was: With Harmony sharing the real story of The Comedian Harmonists, I’m wondering- how often are Broadway musicals about real people who actually existed?

How Many Shows Have Premiered After the Writer Has Passed Away? 
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - October 29, 2023

This time, the reader question was: After seeing Here We Are, I’m wondering: have other shows premiered soon after one of the writers has passed away? 

Have There Ever Been Two Productions of the Same Show on Broadway at the Same Time?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - October 19, 2023

This time, the question was: Have there ever been two different productions of the same show on Broadway at the same time?

Have There Been Many Two-Person Broadway Musicals Before GUTENBERG?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - October 22, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Have there been many Broadway musicals starring only two actors, before Gutenberg! The Musical!?

How Often Are Broadway Plays Adapted Into Musicals?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - October 8, 2023

This time, the reader question was: With Purlie Victorious returning to Broadway, what are other plays that were revived on Broadway after their musical adaptations premiered?

Which Actors Have Played Their Own Family Members on Broadway?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - October 1, 2023

This time, the reader question was: In The Shark is Broken, Ian Shaw portrays his father Robert Shaw on stage. Have other actors played their real-life family members on Broadway or off-Broadway?

Which Shows Had the Biggest Overhaul From Out-of-Town Tryout to Broadway Opening?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - September 24, 2023

This time, the reader question was: which Broadway shows had the biggest overhaul from their out-of-town tryout to their Broadway opening?

Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - September 10, 2023

This time, the reader question was: which actors have done multiple Broadway shows together?

What Is the History of Broadway Rush and Lottery Tickets?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - September 2, 2023

This time, the reader question was: What is the history of Broadway rush and lottery tickets?

What's the History of Broadway Show Merchandise? 
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - August 20, 2023

This time, the reader question was: What's the history of Broadway show merchandise? 

Which Broadway Theatres Have Undergone the Most Dramatic Transformations?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - August 6, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Which Broadway theatres have undergone the most dramatic transformations?

Do Broadway Actors Ever Play Multiple Roles in the Same Show?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - July 29, 2023

This time, the reader question was: How many different roles has one actor been contracted to play in the same Broadway production?

How Often Do Summer Shows Win a Tony Award?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - July 16, 2023

This month, the reader question was: How often do shows that open on Broadway in the summer go on to become Tony Award winners for Best Musical?

What's the Longest and Shortest Broadway Musical?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - July 2, 2023

This month, the reader question was: What’s the longest and shortest Broadway musical? Find out!

What Are The Smallest Parts to Win Tony Awards?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - June 10, 2023

While the large majority of those who have won Tony Awards for performances on Broadway have put in significant stage time in their roles, there are a few notable exceptions. Who are the artists who impressed Tony voters so much that they won their trophies, even with relatively minimal stage time?

The Untold History of Sony Hall - Home of BroadwayWorld's 20th Anniversary Concert
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - May 20, 2023

In this special edition of Broadway Deep Dive, Tepper uncovers the untold history of Sony Hall- where BroadwayWorld will celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a star-studded concert event on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

What Is the History of Shubert Alley?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - May 28, 2023

This month on Broadway Deep Dive, the reader question was: What is the history of Shubert Alley?

When Musicals Reference Musicals
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - May 7, 2023

This month, the reader question was: I’ve heard Shucked parodies a lot of musical tropes w/ references to Oklahoma!, The Music Man, etc… We’ve seen that a lot on Broadway lately - Something Rotten, Mean Girls, Bad Cinderella, Be More Chill, etc… It seems to be becoming more and more popular - when did it start, why do audiences love it?


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