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Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019
by Walter McBride - January 2, 2020

2019 has come and gone, and we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year. (more...)
Hindsight is 2020: The 10 Things We Learned from the 2010sHindsight is 2020: The 10 Things We Learned from the 2010s
by Matt Tamanini - January 1, 2020

Now that the ball has dropped, the confetti has been cannoned, 'Auld Lang Syne' has been sung (although no one actually knows the words), and the calendar has flipped, we thought that this would be an appropriate time to look back at the recently elapsed decade with a bit of hindsight to see what we - as a theatre community - can learn and take into 2020. (more...)
Ten Off-Broadway Productions From 2019 That Would Enrich Broadway In 2020Ten Off-Broadway Productions From 2019 That Would Enrich Broadway In 2020
by Michael Dale - January 1, 2020

To this very frequent theatre-goer, the most exciting and gratifying development on New York stages since 2010 has been the growing number of productions that, before hitting it big on Broadway, graced the stages of the city's non-profit Off-Broadway companies. (more...)
Photo Coverage: A Look Back on the Most Memorable Performances of 2019Photo Coverage: A Look Back on the Most Memorable Performances of 2019
by Walter McBride - January 2, 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, we're taking a look back on some of the most memorable performances of the year. (more...)
Photo Coverage: A Look Back at the Legacy Robe Ceremonies of 2019Photo Coverage: A Look Back at the Legacy Robe Ceremonies of 2019
by Walter McBride - December 31, 2019

As we reflect on 2019, we're taking a look back on the people who received the Legacy Robe this year! From Beetlejuice to Moulin Rouge, Tina to Ain't Too Proud, and many more, relive the magic of the Broadway Legacy Robe with photos from the 2019 ceremonies below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: A Look Back on Broadway's Marquees of 2019Photo Coverage: A Look Back on Broadway's Marquees of 2019
by Walter McBride - December 31, 2019

2019 brought us a slew of new shows on Broadway and beyond. From fan favorites like Be More Chill, and Beetlejuice, smash hits like Moulin Rouge! and Hadestown, to plays such as Slave Play, Betrayal, and The Rose Tattoo, this year had something for all theatre fans to enjoy. (more...)
Video Roundup: Celebrate The New Year With a Look Back at Broadway's New Year's Eve Performances!Video Roundup: Celebrate The New Year With a Look Back at Broadway's New Year's Eve Performances!
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2019

It's gonna be a happy new year! As we get ready to say goodbye to 2019, we're getting in on the celebration by taking a look back at some of the past year's standout New Years Eve's performances from Broadway favorites on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve.' Get ready to ring in the 2020s with the videos from the casts of Jersey Boys, American Idiot, On Your Feet!, and more! (more...)
BWW Flashback: A Look Back on Stage to Screen Musicals of the Last 10 Years!BWW Flashback: A Look Back on Stage to Screen Musicals of the Last 10 Years!
by Kaitlin Milligan - December 31, 2019

With 2019 coming to a close, the new decade is set to bring us a slew of film adaptations of our favorite stage musicals! From West Side Story to In the Heights to The Prom, we are gearing up for some big films, but before we move into 2020, let's have a look back on the last ten years of musicals turned into films! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Celebrating Broadway Debuts That Made A Splash in 2019Photo Coverage: Celebrating Broadway Debuts That Made A Splash in 2019
by Walter McBride - December 30, 2019

Check out a collection of photos from some of the big Broadway debuts of the year, including stars like Jeremy Pope, Stephanie Styles, Vanessa Carlton and more! (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Stage Santa 2019! The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Broadway CharactersBWW Exclusive: Stage Santa 2019! The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Broadway Characters
by Alexa Criscitiello - December 25, 2019

It's Christmas on Broadway and to celebrate we've decided to do some metaphorical gifting to all of our favorite Broadway characters. (more...)
The Stars Align... 20 Broadway People to Watch in 2020The Stars Align... 20 Broadway People to Watch in 2020
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2020

2019 is almost over and we can't help but look ahead to the 2020 Broadway season, which is bound to be filled with countless star-making (and star-preserving) performances. Who should you keep your eye on as the spring season begins and awards season approaches? (more...)
Broadway Jukebox: The Ultimate Broadway Holiday Playlist!Broadway Jukebox: The Ultimate Broadway Holiday Playlist!
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2019

As you prepare to deck the halls, trim the tree, and slice the roast beast, get into the holiday spirit this Christmas with a little bit of help from the Great White Way. Check out our mega-playlist of collected Christmas songs from Broadway shows like White Christmas, Elf, Rent, She Loves Me and more, as well as classics sung by some of Broadway's biggest stars, such as Billy Porter, Julie Andrews, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbra Streisand, and many others! (more...)
Stealing the Spotlight: Counting Down the Best Musical Moments of 2019Stealing the Spotlight: Counting Down the Best Musical Moments of 2019
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2019

How do we love thee, 2019? Let us count the ways! Eleven musicals opened on Broadway in 2019, making way for dozens of jaw-dropping performances from seasoned veterans, fresh faces, and everyone in between. (more...)
10 Broadway Creatives Who Dominated the Decade10 Broadway Creatives Who Dominated the Decade
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2019

Over the past ten years, Broadway has been home to a plethora of creative triumphs. From daring new works to re-imagined classics, theatre has consistently challenged our perspectives, ignited our passions, and defied our expectations. For that, audiences have the creative minds of Broadway to thank.  (more...)
10 Broadway Stars Who Ruled the Decade10 Broadway Stars Who Ruled the Decade
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2019

Much has changed on Broadway over the past ten years, including the incredible roster of talent that fills Playbill after Playbill. We have mourned the loss of some of Broadway's brightest stars, and welcomed new talents, who have taken the theatre scene by storm.  While we salute each and every person who has played in a part in the Broadway experience (both onstage or off), BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on ten stars who had a particularly killer decade.  (more...)
Photo Flashback: The Broadway Casts of 2019 Take Their Opening Night BowsPhoto Flashback: The Broadway Casts of 2019 Take Their Opening Night Bows
by Stephi Wild - December 27, 2019

As we say goodbye to this year, we're flashing back to the opening nights of the shows of 2019. Take a look back at the casts taking their opening bows! (more...)
BWW TV: A Year in Review- Relive the Musicals of 2019!BWW TV: A Year in Review- Relive the Musicals of 2019!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 28, 2019

How do you measure a year? In overtures? In dance breaks? Standing ovations? Today, we measure 2019 in musicals. Eleven show-stopping musicals have taken opening night bows in 2019. Before we get wrapped up in the theatre season ahead, BroadwayWorld wants to stop and salute the shows that made this year great. Check out our 2019 wrap up below! (more...)
BWW TV: A Year in Review- Relive the Plays of 2019!BWW TV: A Year in Review- Relive the Plays of 2019!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 29, 2019

From Shakespeare to Shepard, Tennessee Williams to Arthur Miller, Broadway was brought to life this year with not only revivals of today's classics, but with new plays that will surely be tomorrow's classics. A whopping 20 plays opened in 2019. Before we get wrapped up in the theatre season ahead, BroadwayWorld wants to stop and salute the shows that made this year great. Check out our 2019 wrap up below! (more...)
10 Years of Broadway Superlatives - Celebrating The Standouts of the Decade!10 Years of Broadway Superlatives - Celebrating The Standouts of the Decade!
by Alexa Criscitiello - December 27, 2019

As the decade comes to a close on Broadway, we're doling out some good, old-fashioned superlatives to acknowledge some of the best and brightest theatre people, show elements, and productions that have made this decade one of the best in Broadway history. (more...)
Which 2010s Shows Need a Revival in 2020s?Which 2010s Shows Need a Revival in 2020s?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 29, 2019

With the roaring twenties fast approaching, it's time to reflect on all the shows that made an impact on us over the last decade, and on what we would like to see on stage in the decade to come. The 2010s gave us some groundbreaking new shows - Hamilton, Hadestown, Waitress - incredible revivals - Oklahoma, The Color Purple, Pippin - and breakout stars - Ben Platt, Alex Brightman, Cynthia Erivo, just to name a few. So many shows that graced the stage in the 2010s made lasting impact on audiences. Let's take a look at what shows we'd like to see a revival of in the 2020s! (more...)
Something's Coming... What Does 2020 Have in Store For Broadway?Something's Coming... What Does 2020 Have in Store For Broadway?
by Stephi Wild - December 28, 2019

2019 has come and gone, which means it's time to get excited for the new shows coming in 2020! This year will bring anticipated revivals of Company, West Side Story, and The Music Man, fan favorite Six, brand new musicals Diana, Mrs. Doubtfire, and MJ, and many more. (more...)
Simply the Best: The Shows that Ruled 2019Simply the Best: The Shows that Ruled 2019
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2019

As we count down the last days of 2019, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. With so many stellar plays, musicals, revivals and new works, both on Broadway and off, a slew of shows have gained recognition from the critics this year. Check out our roundup of 'Best of' lists for theatre this year. Be sure to check back later for new additions as they're released! (more...)
Scribe Stats: Broadway's Most Produced Playwrights Of the DecadeScribe Stats: Broadway's Most Produced Playwrights Of the Decade
by Alexa Criscitiello - December 22, 2019

Each year, Broadway champions works both new and old, welcoming a fresh crop of plays from playwrights both at home and abroad every season. Their works enrapture audiences, offering takes on comedy, drama, history and everything in between, dazzling in their relevance, sparkling in their spectacle, and often challenging in their complexity. (more...)



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