The View UpStairs

The View UpStairs

A celebration of love in this important historical musical!

Hamlet. A Version.

Hamlet. A Version.

A new interpretation of Hamlet for the new world we live in! 

"Opening Act" Benefit To Star Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, and More! 

"Opening Act" Benefit To Star Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, and More! 

"Opening Act" Benefit To Star Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, and More! 

by Brookelynn Mason

#EduHam isn't the only way for inner city schools to participate in the theater community. At the 11th Annual Play Reading, A Night of YES!, Opening Act will be raising money for their after-school and summer theater programs for underserved New York City public high schools.

In addition to student performances, the cast will feature faves such as Hamilton's Christopher Jackson and Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Moana's Auli'i Cravalho, Uzo Aduba from Orange Is The New Black and more. The performance will be directed by the legendary Kenny Leon, fresh off The Wiz Live! and Hairspray Live!

Oh, and did we mention HAMILTON TICKETS?! Opening Act is running a $20 Hamilton ticket raffle to any of their shows (Chicago, New York, OR Tour!) to raise money for their programs. How many times do you get a chance to see Hamilton for only $20? Never. The answer is never.

A Night of YES! will be hosted at New World Stages on April 25th. 


Significant Other

Significant Other

Closes 4/23! Extremely relevant and hilarious new play with blazing performances.

The Hairy Ape

The Hairy Ape

Bobby Cannavale is riveting while the design stuns in a rugged production of this O'Neill classic.

Luft Gangster

Luft Gangster

History buffs will especially enjoy this real-life WWII story.

Win 2 Free Tickets to Significant Other on Broadway!

Win 2 Free Tickets to Significant Other on Broadway!

Win two free tickets to any weeknight performance of Significant Other between March 28th – April 7th, 2017! Read about why we love the show so much here and see a gallery of photos from the show below.

More than 33 ways to enter from March 16 - March 23:

***Tweet @yesbway to tell us about your worst date ever with the hashtag #SOWorstDateEver. The best ones even get a RT! One entry per day will be allowed, so 8 days = 8 entries.

***See a show and tag us in a picture on Instagram (@yesbroadway), Twitter (@yesbway), or on Facebook (YesBroadway) with the hashtag #SaidYesToBroadway! One entry per day per each of the three social media platforms. 8 days x 3 social media platforms = 24 entries!

***Sign up for our email list. Scroll aaaaaaall the way down below on this page, type in your email, and say YES BROADWAY by clicking...well..."Yes, Broadway!" Any new subscribers during giveaway duration will be entered once each.

Each entry will be entered into a database and a winner will be selected via a random number generator on March 23rd at 12 noon EST and notified immediately.

Good luck! Any questions? Hit us up at hello@yesbroadway.com.

Photos: Joan Marcus

Dolphins and Sharks

Dolphins and Sharks

REALLY good semi-immersive Harlem copy shop coworker drama!

Shows That Never Made It To Broadway Getting New Life at 54 Below

Shows That Never Made It To Broadway Getting New Life at 54 Below

Shows That Never Made It To Broadway Getting New Life at 54 Below

by Tom Coppola

For every Hamilton or Dear Evan Hansen, there are dozens of other shows that become the “shoulda-would-coulda” of Broadway lore. Shows that JUUUST didn’t quite get to the Great White Way for one reason or another, be it financial complications or creative differences. The cancelled Broadway production of Nerds comes to recent memory…as does the on again/off again (on again?), much-plagued Rebecca.

Thankfully, some of the these forgotten gems that never made it to Broadway will get a second life next week thanks to the one-two punch of producer Rob Schneider and Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the mastermind of programming at 54 Below. Jennifer is fresh off her resurrection of the 1970s flop Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don’t You Ever Forget It! and continues to champion works that never made it to the Big Time, but maybe should have.

Continuing their track record of bringing Broadway talent together to celebrate the songs of the culturally iconic or rarely celebrated, Robert and co-host for the evening Jennifer will bring us Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came to Broadway on March 21st for two shows, one at 7:00 and a second at 9:30 pm. Part theater history lesson and part concert, the event will feature stories and songs offered by original cast members from those long lost shows with today’s hottest Broadway names.

Robert recently saw a lot of success with his hilarious 54 Sings Christopher Guest Movies, so this is sure to be a hot-ticket. Grab ‘em while you can!

Photos:  Jill Paice Shuler Hensley and Cady Huffman in Over and Over (courtesy of Richard Termine) Nerds Pizza Party after they heard the show was cancelled (courtesy of Raymond J Lee) Captain America (courtesy of Marvel Comics)

Photos: 

Jill Paice

Shuler Hensley and Cady Huffman in Over and Over (courtesy of Richard Termine)

Nerds Pizza Party after they heard the show was cancelled (courtesy of Raymond J Lee)

Captain America (courtesy of Marvel Comics)

If I Forget

If I Forget

An exploration of Jewish identity with through-the-roof acting!

YEN

YEN

Grimy European teenagers living like animals in this crazy new play!

Beardo

Beardo

Dangerous theater! Indie rock Rasputin at a church in Brooklyn.