NYC Broadway Shuts Down!

NYC Broadway Shuts Down!

New York City Broadway, one of the most famous Broadway’s in all of the globe had to unfortunately be shut down due to the extreme blizzard which has fallen over the East Coast. The Broadway League announced on the 23rd of January, 2016 that they have to cancel all Broadway shows for the week due to the extreme snow hazards. Those whom ventured NYC right now would find a somewhat barren wasteland, one that’d you’d see in the movie “The Day After Tomorrow”, there is no traffic and hardly anyone is roaming the streets. Those whom do are truly met with rough winter conditions, it does make for an awe inspiring experience none the less. The Broadway League’s statement read as follows, “There has been a ban placed on traveling in NYC, a suspension in public transportation that’s been put into effect by government authorities & multiple safety precautions have been implemented due to this severe blizzard. As a result of these combining factors, we best feel it’s in our duty to shut down all Broadway shows this evening & this week until all suspensions have been lifted in order to ensure the safety of our loyal customers.” It would’ve been incredibly hard for anyone to attend this event anyways, anyone whom choose to do so would’ve had to walk possible miles through the dense snow in order to see the actors take the stage. Possible casualties could’ve taken place as well. Luckily none of this has happened, Snowmaggedon isn’t finished yet so it will be a few days before Broadway...

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Josh Groban Takes the Stage

Josh Groban Takes the Stage

Josh Groban, the man and voice behind “You Raise Me Up” is officially making his way to the Broadway stage for the first time in his life. Unfortunately fans of this talented young man won’t be able to see him act out his talents on stage until September, 2016. That is quite the distance away but none the less will provide what’ll surely be one of the best Broadway experiences of the year. Groban has always stated that he’d love to be on Broadway & many times in the past he would make the effort to become connected to a project, unfortunately due to time issues he would have to back out of those projects. Luckily this will not be the case as the contracts have been signed, training is already slated to begin as on May, 2016. Josh is playing Pierre in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812”. For those whom might not know that play piece is a melodrama, seventy pages long about war and peace. Right now Josh Groban is on a high like most talented singers never get to receive. His latest album “Stages” received a Grammy Award Nomination for the best traditional pop vocal album. This has sent him on a tour throughout the globe and once he finishes that tour he’ll instantly be hitting the stages to begin practicing for his first appearance on Broadway. There is no information on when the previews or when the actual show date will be. What is known is that it’s being held at New York...

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360 Degree Video of “The Lion King” Released

Facebook alongside GoPro announced a few weeks back the introduction of a brand new technology which allowed for users to view “360-Degree Videos”. This videos work by either moving your finger on a touch screen, moving the mouse on the video or moving your phone. Regardless of which way this technology is already being critically acclaimed by Facebook users. The most recent video to be released is based around “The Lion King”, not the movie addition though but instead its Broadway counterpart. The “Circle of Life”, one of the most famous Elton John songs created specifically for the Lion King film is the main attraction of this video. Viewers are able to see angles from the backstage, left, right, upstage and more. This provides seating that not even the biggest of Broadway fans have ever experienced before. These new videos are starting to be called “Virtual World Videos” as there has never been a video such as this before. These virtual videos are created by a half a dozen GoPro Cameras that are mounted on a stand and then filmed by whomever is using that GoPro device. There have already been more than two dozen of these films created with dozens of more slated to be released in the future. This form of technology could very well become one of the highlights of 2015, let alone the decade. It has the potential to entirely change how we interact with Broadway, musicals, concerts and so much more. Especially if these videos are able to go Live in the...

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China Doll Previews Have Begun!

China Doll Previews Have Begun!

China Doll is an upcoming Broadway presentation that is highly anticipated throughout all of New York City. Al Pacino, one of the most famous actors in the world will be premiering in this Broadway show. It’s suspected that China Doll will be one of the most profitable Broadway shows to be released yet. This’ll be thanks to Al Pacino himself as his various acting roles such as Scarface will bring in a brand new audience. This new Broadway Play is about a man by the name of Mickey Ross (Al Pacino), he stands as a billionaire in the world and recently he’s bought a play for his fiancé thanks to his imminent retirement & the future time they’d have together. Unfortunately as he is leaving the office for the last time, he picks up the phone which causes for a major change in his life in a manner of seconds. There are even actors in the play and outside of the play who’ve stated that this is the best Broadway event they’ve ever attended. If this is the case then Al Pacino will make his mark of Broadway as one of the best Hollywood actors to ever grace the stage. China Doll is running for a limited time which is the norm within the NYC Broadway realm. A total of ninety seven performances will be held at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from November 19th. Hopefully the hype for this Broadway performance is everything it’s stated to be as Broadway will once again adhere to a new...

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Harry Potter Play Being Released in 2 Parts

Harry Potter is by far one of the most popular movie & book series in history. It was the first film in a movie series to ever do two parts for its final installment. It seems that J.K. Rowling is doing this once again as she tweeted out this week that the new play that she’s working on called “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” will be released in two different parts. This means that whomever watches the first part of the play will have to wait until the first part is out of Broadway, then they’ll have to wait for all actors to memorize their new lines & roles within the second part before they can put part two onto the stage. This has caused for a lot of upset for fans as many die hard Harry Potter fans were going to travel to the United Kingdom in order to watch this play. This’ll no longer be an option as the time period between part one and part two could be a maximum of a year. Doing a play, a movie or a video game in two parts allows for the story to be told in a much deeper way. This is something that J.K. Rowling has always known which is why she insisted that the last installment in the Harry Potter movie franchise be split into two films. She didn’t want to see her final book be diminished due to the lack of screen time. Regardless this play will receive millions upon millions of dollars in profit. It’ll most likely become one of the most beloved plays on British Broadway & will make its way throughout the...

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