By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/03/2009 - 16:20
West Side Story doesn’t officially open until March 19, but preview sales for the first seven shows reached as high as $1,042,713, according to Fox News. That would make it the second most popular play on the Great White Way, coming in right after hit musical Wicked.
By Monica Herrera | 01/27/2009 - 09:35
Don't be surprised if you see Jennifer Lopez's name on a Broadway marquee soon! The boricua star has been spotted attending the Lin-Manuel Miranda-conceived hit musical In the Heights twice in the past week, and now there are whispers that she's in talks to star in the show.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/09/2009 - 17:30
The producers of Broadway musical In the Heights recently announced that they have recouped their 10 million dollar investment. This is a huge deal for the show, based around the traditionally Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. While other shows on Broadway have been forced to scale back their productions or close down all together, the continuing success of In the Heights proves that show creator Lin Manuel was able to develop an entertaining (and lucrative) new formula for success on the Great White Way.
By Monica Herrera | 12/15/2008 - 10:13
At last night's premiere of Shrek: The Musical on Broadway, Cameron Diaz and América Ferrera both ruled the red carpet...and they looked awfully coordinated! Both actresses donned white dresses with festive beading—perfect for the holidays—and braved the cold with stylish black coats draped just so. The only difference was in their makeup and accessories. Cameron used pops of red for dramatic effect, while América went with loose locks and black pointed-toe kitten heels.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2008 - 12:35
John Leguizamo stars in the latest revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, which premiered on Broadway last night to a star-studded audience. Leguizamo plays Teach, a lowlife who muscles in on a plan to steal a rare buffalo coin in Mamet's famous play about greed.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2008 - 00:28
New York native Lin-Manuel Miranda had much to celebrate at the Tony Awards as he accepted the prizes for both Best Musical and most memorably, Best Score for his show In The Heights. Having written both the music and the lyrics of this play about the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights where he was raised when he was just a sophomore at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Lin-Manuel was living his dream just by attending the Tony Awards.
By Latina Staff | 05/28/2008 - 11:58
Start spreading the news! Everyone's favorite show, Ugly Betty, may be coming to Broadway—if cast member Michael Urie (who plays scheming assistant Marc St. James) can be considered a reliable source. Michael tells a British radio station:
By Latina Staff | 03/05/2008 - 08:18
Mario Lopez has managed to crank out another 15 minutes of fame by landing himself a role in the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line. The Saved by the Bell and Dancing with the Stars alum, who really should have drifted off into obscurity in the late-90s, will play the role of Zach (hah!), the demanding director who is casting the chorus roles for a new Broadway musical. Mario's run starts on April 15 and will go until Sept. 7.