As we settle into our Christmas Day schedules with family here in the UK, spare a thought for our Broadway counterparts, many of whom are performing in shows today. A massive 17 Broadway shows will perform today (Thursday 25th December) many at 7pm or 8pm, including Cinderella, Disgraced, Honeymoon in Vegas, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, On the Town, Side Show, Beautiful, Chicago, The Elephant Man, Matilda, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Wicked and Motown. Last year in the holiday season over 1 million people saw a Broadway show grossing $113.5 million according to the Broadway League. Here at Britishtheatre.com we’d like to know if you would go to a show in the West End if they were open today? Is Christmas Day one day of the year which should be sacred when it comes to staying closed or is there an audience … Read more
The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin the musical will close at the Music Box Theatre on Jan 4, 2015. Pippin has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. The critically acclaimed production which won four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Revival Of A Musical, four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival Of A Musical and seven Outer Circle Critics Awards including Best Revival Of A Musical will have played 709 performances and 37 previews when it closes. The revival, directed by Diane Paulus had its premiere at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2012. It is hoped that the production may be headed to the West End. Read our review of Pippin.