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Broadway Shows Rumored & In Development

Plays and musicals making their way to Broadway are seemingly announced every week. Some shows make the jump from idea to reality while others simply vanish in the wind. At Broadway Tour, we track all of the news and rumors springing up from these in development productions. Grab some popcorn and start filling out your

Placing Bets on Broadway’s Next Show Closings

By anyone’s standards, Easter week was a huge one for Broadway. The most recent Broadway gross figures are out and shows across the board saw eye popping gains. Mainstay productions like Mamma Mia! and Once saw 20% plus hikes from playing 80% capacity houses to can’t pack them in any tighter. New musicals like Violet,

Broadway Infographic: Wicked by the Numbers

Next month marks the ten-year anniversary of Wicked The Musical on Broadway. Since its inception, Wicked has been a mind boggling success story, playing to sold out audiences at the Gershwin Theatre and around the globe. While it may have taken a backseat of late to hot shows like The Book of Mormon and Kinky

Review: Sister Act at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta

Every once in a while, an event comes across your calendar that you just aren’t feeling. Sister Act fell squarely into that category for me. I don’t know if it was the film that never really stuck with me in the early 90s or the general distaste for all the resurrected 80s/90s movie time capsules

Review: Mary Poppins at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta

There are few tales more timeless than Mary Poppins. Disney cemented the umbrella flying nanny into the national consciousness with the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The film arose from the children’s book series by P.L. Travers. Mary Poppins cropped up on the West End stage in 2004 only to get

Review: Fela! at Fox Theatre in Atlanta

What a breath of fresh air Fela! is. The musical biography about Afro-beat musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti sits in stark contrast to the usual fare Broadway ushers to the stage. The musical is filled with loud colors, thumping drum beats, manic dancing and a riveting story about one of Nigeria’s most beloved citizens. The musical hits

Smash ‘The Song’ Episode Review & Recap

Its been a tough couple of weeks for NBC’s “Smash.” Ratings sliced an artery from last year’s premiere, and last week’s third episode continued hemorrhaging blood. The TV vultures seem to be circling the show, awaiting that final breath. Thankfully, the cast couldn’t eyeball the perilous cliff they’re standing on when they were filming months

Smash ‘The Dramaturg’ Episode Review & Recap

Following the week long hiatus courtesy of President Obama’s “State of the Union” address, “Smash” returns and is ready to continue fleshing out season two in earnest. “Smash” saw its double episode season opener take a brutal beating, down seven million viewers from the series debut last year. Needless to say, its past time to