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Broadway's Phantom of the Opera Turns 21

Today The Phantom of the Opera celebrates 21 years of haunting the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. The longest running musical on Broadway, Phantom has enchanted New York theater audiences for a total of 8,732 performances. To get discount tickets to see the record-busting Phantom on Broadway, click here.

Hedda Gabler Opens On Broadway

The Roundabout Theatre Company's Hedda Gabler, starring Mary-Louise Parker, officially opens on Broadway today at the American Airlines Theatre. Parker is best known as the star of the HBO series Weeds, but she has also frequently appeared on Broadway, most notably as the lead in the play Proof, a role which earned her a Tony Award.

Will Ferrell's Broadway Show Goes To HBO

Will Ferrell's Broadway show, You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush, just had its first Broadway performance last night at the Cort Theatre and will run until March 15. But those Will Ferrell fans who can't make it...Show More Summary

Soul of Shaolin Opens On Broadway

The Chinese martial arts spectacular Soul of Shaolin had its official Broadway opening tonight. The very limited run production plays at the Marquis Theatre through the end of January. It is to be the first in the "China on Broadway" series, which will bring a Chinese theatrical piece to Broadway annually, right around the Lunar New Year.

Three More Broadway Shows Close Tomorrow

On January 4, nine Broadway shows closed, but unfortunately that's not the end of the carnage. On Sunday, January 11, All My Sons, Gypsy, and Monty Python's Spamalot also finish their Broadway runs....

Hedda Gabler Begins Broadway Performances

The new Broadway revival of Henrik Ibsen's classic Hedda Gabler starts performances today at the American Airlines Theatre. This Roundabout Theatre Company production stars Mary-Louise Parker (whose Broadway credits include a Tony-winning turn in Proof) in the title role. Show More Summary

Big Bad Day - Multiple Broadway Closings

Today is a tough day for Broadway, with numerous shows closing. Long-runner Hairspray, last season hits Young Frankenstein and Boeing Boeing, limited run White Christmas, and newbie 13 are among the Broadway musicals and plays shutting their doors. Show More Summary

American Plan Starts On Broadway Tonight

Richard Greenberg's play The American Plan, starring Mercedes Ruehl, begins performances on Broadway today. The Manhattan Theatre Club production is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (formerly the Biltmore Theatre) and will have its official Broadway opening on January 22.

Broadway At The Cineplex

Two recent hit Broadway plays are now playing at a movie theater near you. John Patrick Shanley's drama Doubt has been made into a film, directed by the playwright and starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The docu-dramaShow More Summary

Piven Out, Butz and Macy In

Jeremy Piven has departed from the Broadway production of Speed-the-Plow, reportedly due to high mercury levels in his system. The acclaimed Broadway revival still has 10 weeks until its run ends, and Piven fans holding tickets to the play may be upset about his sudden leave-taking. Show More Summary

Slava's Snowshow Opens On Broadway

Slava's Snowshow officially opened on Broadway today for a limited holiday run. The Olivier Award-winning show, which also played a lengthy engagement Off-Broadway, will end its brief Broadway engagement at the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 4.

Broadway's Grease To Rock Out Of The Atkinson

The current Broadway revival of the musical Grease, now starring reality TV show finalists Derek Keeling and Ashley Spencer, will close in the New Year. The '50s rock 'n' roll musical will have its final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 4.

Slava's Snowshow Blows Onto Broadway

Slava's Snowshow opens on Broadway tonight. The magical show featuring Russian clown Slava Polunin previously played Off-Broadway for over two years, and it is now enjoying a limited holiday engagement at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre through January 4.

Doc About Broadway's Billys Airs Tonight

"Finding Billy," a new documentary about the casting of the three performers currently playing the title role in Billy Elliot on Broadway, airs on New York's PBS station tonight. The program offers a behind-the-scenes look at the nationwide search for three young men with the acting, singing, and dancing talent necessary to carry the lead in Broadway's hottest new musical.

Broadway Playwright William Gibson Dies

William Gibson, the writer best known for The Miracle Worker, has passed away at the age of 94. Gibson also penned the Broadway plays Two for the Seesaw and the recent hit Golda's Balcony.

Young Frankenstein and 13 To Close January

Yet another of the big musicals has posted its Broadway closing notice: Young Frankenstein will shutter on January 4, 2009. Like the soon-to-be-closing Hairspray and Spamalot, Young Frankenstein is one of those shows popular with tourists looking for a big, splashy Broadway musical. Show More Summary

White Christmas Opens On Broadway

Today the stage version of Irving Berlin's White Christmas opens on Broadway. The classic film gets the big Broadway treatment just in time for the holidays. Starring Kerry O'Malley and Stephen Bogardus, the cheery musical is scheduled to play through January 4.

Broadway's Spamalot Moves Up Closing Date

Following a previous announcement that it would close on Broadway on January 18, Spamalot has moved up its closing date. The Monty Python musical is now scheduled to have its final Broadway performance on January 11, so get those discount tickets now, while you still can!

Broadway's American Buffalo To Close Early

It has only just opened, but already American Buffalo has posted a "provisional" closing notice. The Broadway revival of David Mamet's breakthrough play got savaged by the critics, leading the open-run production to announce a November 23 closing. Show More Summary

American Buffalo Opens On Broadway

The latest Broadway revival of American Buffalo, David Mamet's play about small-time crooks, opens at the Belasco Theatre today. The dark comedy stars Cedric the Entertainer, John Leguizamo, and Oscar-nominee Haley Joel Osment, making his Broadway debut.

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