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How a Founding Father, a Frustrated Biographer & a Swimming Pool Inspired the Hip-Hop Hit Hamilton

How a Founding Father, a Frustrated Biographer & a Swimming Pool Inspired the Hip-Hop Hit Hamilton

After earning dizzying raves and armfuls of awards off-Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton officially opens on the Great White Way August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. How did this original account of one of America’s Founding Fathers take the stage—and the musical theater world—by storm? It’s a story involving a Bronx DJ, a frustrated historian, and a swimming pool reading session ...

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This Week's Picks! Jazz It Up with Laura Osnes, Hip-Hop to Hamilton & Return to the Chicago Cellblock

This Week's Picks! Jazz It Up with Laura Osnes, Hip-Hop to Hamilton & Return to the Chicago Cellblock

Hey you, sticking your head in the refrigerator! We know it’s hot, but stop it. You’re ruining food, upping the electric bill, and you smell like a combination of curdled milk, cold cuts, and your mom’s broccoli salad. Plus, you’re missing so many fun things. This week, we have Hamilton’s Broadway bow, David Josefsberg show at 54 Below, and ...

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Christian Borle Wears a Weave, Queen Lesli Margherita Is Not a Hooker & More Lessons of the Week

Christian Borle Wears a Weave, Queen Lesli Margherita Is Not a Hooker & More Lessons of the Week

It’s Friday, and you know what that means—time to book a trip to London to see Rocky Horror legend Richard O’Brien! We see you shiver with antici...but wait, before you cash out your savings account, it’s time to revisit the craziest stuff we learned about our favorite stars on the Great White Way this week. It’s time for the ...

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Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which Broadway Dance Number Is the Biggest Showstopper?

Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which Broadway Dance Number Is the Biggest Showstopper?

The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. We’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.

Last week, our neighbors at Avenue Q celebrated their 12th ...

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The Fans Have Spoken! Broadway.com Readers Rank Their Favorite Avenue Q Characters

The Fans Have Spoken! Broadway.com Readers Rank Their Favorite Avenue Q Characters

It definitely doesn’t suck to be us, because Avenue Q is celebrating its 12th anniversary this week! The Tony-winning musical originally opened on Broadway on July 31, 2003 and played for 6 years before moving to off-Broadway’s New World Stages. In honor of the hit tuner’s big birthday, we asked you to rank your favorite characters on Culturalist, from Trekkie ...

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Matt Shingledecker's Photo Stash! The Wicked Star Reveals His Favorite Hiding Spots, Tightest Costume & More

Matt Shingledecker's Photo Stash! The Wicked Star Reveals His Favorite Hiding Spots, Tightest Costume & More

Thanks to awesome vlogs and backstage photo features, we already know the Wicked crew has a blast behind the scenes. But for more backstage fun, Broadway.com asked Matt Shingledecker, who is currently "Dancing Through Life" as Fiyero, to go on a photo scavenger hunt and take snapshots of a few of his favorite things around the theater. From his ...

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London Datebook: Bow Down to Prince Benedict, Book a Room at Grand Hotel & Long Live McQueen

London Datebook: Bow Down to Prince Benedict, Book a Room at Grand Hotel & Long Live McQueen

Some theater capitals go on late-summer hiatus, but not London, which has saved the year’s biggest opening for the dog days of August. (Not that there are tickets still to be had for Benedict Cumberbatch’s eagerly awaited Hamlet unless you’re willing to try your luck for returns.) In the meantime, here are some further enticements confirming London as the stage ...

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Significant Other’s Gideon Glick & Lindsay Mendez on Having Zero Game & Sorta Hating Each Other at First

Significant Other’s Gideon Glick & Lindsay Mendez on Having Zero Game & Sorta Hating Each Other at First

Musical mainstays Lindsay Mendez and Gideon Glick don’t sing (well, too much) in Josh Harmon’s off-Broadway comedy Significant Other, but their heartwarming portrayal of besties Jordan and Laura prove they’re just as comfortable doing monologues in a straight play as they are doing riffs. After a rocky start (more about that below), Mendez and Glick have become fast friends while ...

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Ease on Down, Belters! Five Rising Stars We'd Love to See Play Dorothy in NBC's The Wiz Live!

Ease on Down, Belters! Five Rising Stars We'd Love to See Play Dorothy in NBC's The Wiz Live!

NBC will present The Wiz as its latest live telecast on December 3, but there’s only one problem: We still need a Dorothy! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, director Kenny Leon, choreographer Fatima Robinson and company are leading a search to find their leading lady, hoping to launch an unknown to stardom. In an effort to help—and as an ...

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Exit Interview! Sierra Boggess Bids Adieu to It Shoulda Been You & Gears Up For School of Rock

Exit Interview! Sierra Boggess Bids Adieu to It Shoulda Been You & Gears Up For School of Rock

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. The madcap matrimonial musical It Shoulda Been You will close on August 9, so we asked Sierra ...

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