Posts Tagged ‘broadway’

The State of Broadway Part IV: Musicals

Welcome back to the final installment of our deep dive into the last two decades of Broadway history. Our spotlight turns at last to the industry behemoth, the Broadway musical. While the average number of performances has trended downwards over 20 years, the individual results have varied greatly. 30 shows that opened since 1998 have […]

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The State of Broadway Part III: Specials

Now that we’ve covered big Broadway trends and game-changing plays, it’s time to take a look at the Great White Way’s most unique genre: specials. Special productions from the last twenty years have run for an average of around 48 performances (or about two months), but what makes a production a special? Loosely, these productions […]

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The State of Broadway Part II: Plays

Welcome back to the land of graphs, charts, and excel sheets! In honor of the 72nd Annual Tony Awards®, we’re diving deep into the last 20 years of performances to see what Broadway shows have stood out from the rest. If you missed our primer on the subject, you can check that out here. This week, […]

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The State of Broadway: Part I

As the 2017-2018 Broadway season nears its final weeks, producers and performers alike are hoping to be a part of the next big hit that stays on the Great White Way for years to come. With more and more high-profile shows hoping for a lengthy lease on their theater, we combed through all 790 Broadway […]

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Five Non-Profits That Are Making Theatre Better For Everyone

It’s Women’s History Month and after this year’s Oscars, we’ve got two words on our mind: In 2017, New York City authorized a $2 million grant to support diversity in theatre by funding non-profit organizations that foster developmental programs for underrepresented artists. Now, we’re taking a look at how five NYC-based non-profits are creating those opportunities for […]

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The Anatomy of Great Key Art

One of the most important assets in any Broadway advertising campaign is the poster. In fact, it is key; we literally call it “Key Art.” Broadway key art is the visual trigger that ticket buyers associate with your show, and everything that you use to promote it, in any way, will be based on this […]

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Embracing Diversity on Broadway

If you’ve been paying attention to the past couple of seasons on Broadway, you’ve probably noticed a seemingly growing trend for diversity. Shows like Hamilton, Shuffle Along, The Color Purple, Allegiance, and On Your Feet! largely featured non-white cast members, while shows like Fun Home, Falsettos, and Significant Other brought LGBTQ stories center stage. Backstage, the diversity among designers was greater than ever thanks to women-led creative […]

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The 5 Best Broadway Promotions of the Season So Far

Broadway has a big ol’ season coming your way. We’re talking 24 openings before the Tonys with big name divas (Patti, and Christine, and Bette: Oh My!) and original new shows ushering Broadway into a new age. So with all those Broadway voices singing out in NYC, which ones have grabbed our attention? Here are […]

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Luck O’ The Broadway: How To Make Your Own Advertising Luck By Creating The Perfect Storm

When it comes to advertising, do you feel lucky? If you want to sell tickets to your Broadway show, you’ll need more than just an amazing production (although that is a crucial piece of the puzzle). Along with a fab show, you have to have a strategically-crafted, uniquely creative advertising and marketing plan. A successful […]

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Women In Theatre: A History

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re digging into the drama of women throughout theatre history. Spoiler alert: women have come a long way. From watching their stories told from the audience to writing their stories themselves, women have always been an integral part of theatre history. 532 BC – 900 […]

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