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The Worst Musicals From the Best Writers
Even the titans of musical theater make mistakes.
Review - Waitress With Songs by Sara Bareilles
Broadway-bound musical now showing in Cambridge is a stunner
10 Musicals That Changed Broadway
From Show Boat to The Producers, Broadway was never the same after these shows
Where Are the Best Seats at the Theater?
Where Should I Sit? The best seats in the house often depend on the theater
Attending a Broadway Show – 5 Tips...
Things to know to help you enjoy your night at the theater.
Review - On the Town With Misty Copeland
She's America's prima ballerina. But can she act?
Etiquette for a Broadway Show
For New Yorkers and tourists alike, seeing a Broadway show has its own rituals and requirements. Tips on attire, applause, minimum age of theatergoers, etc.
Top 5 Must See Broadway Musicals
When time is short in New York, these are the shows to see
The 50 Worst Musicals Ever
Not every show is a classic. Musicals & Theater.
The 50 Most Underrated Musicals
Even great shows can slip through the cracks
Review - A Moon for the Misbegotten with Audra...
Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald takes on O'Neill
The 100 Best Musicals of All Time
Did your favorite make the list?
Audition Tips for the New Performer in Plays or...
Helpful tips on what audition and callback pieces to learn, what to wear, what to bring with you and how to follow up after your audition.
5 Best Family-Friendly Broadway Shows
Look no further for a family-friendly trip for a Broadway-bound vacation with the kids!
Disney’s Musicals on Broadway
Musicals continue Disney magic on stage
Review - Hamilton on Broadway
It's the biggest hit in years. But is it truly revolutionary?
Where to Find Discounts for Broadway Shows Online
Where to Find Discounts for Broadway Shows Online
5 Best Broadway Plays
It’s a great year for Broadway plays. Here are 5 to see.
raked stage
: A "raked stage" is a theatre stage floor angled from the edge of the stage, near the audience, up toward
Where Broadway Stars Went to College
Where to get the training you need to shine on Broadway
25 Things I've Learned From Musicals
Musical theater offers a surprising number of lessons learned
Memory and the Actor's Mind
Experts on how actors memorize lines and help to do it better
Before You Buy Discount Broadway Tickets
Buying online before you sojourn to the Big Apple can save you hundreds of dollars, or even a couple thousand dollars if you have a family of four.
5 Classic Broadway Song Types
Great theater songs often fall into classic categories
Landing Your First Role
Opportunities Are Out There for You to Get on Stage
Broadway on a Budget
Learn How to Get Rich Broadway Theatre Experiences on the Cheap
Review - Amazing Grace Musical on Broadway
How sweet the sound? Hardly. Musicals & Theater.
The 50 Most Overrated Musicals
Some musicals don't deserve the hype
10 Musicals That Changed Broadway
Milestone shows that altered the course of musical theater - for better or worse
The Best Musicals of 2014
Which shows, on Broadway and beyond, were the best of 2014?
Insider Secrets of the TKTS Booth
How to use TKTS - The discount ticket booth for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows
The Worst Musicals of 2014
Hey, you gotta take the bad with the good, right?
Review - Finding Neverland on Broadway
Even after significant changes, Neverland fails to soar
5 Cell Phone Rules for the Theater
There's more to cell phone etiquette than turning it off
Attending a Broadway Show - Dos and Don'ts
Simple tips to improve your theater-going experience - and that of your neighbors
Student Rush, Ticket Lotteries, and Standing Room
You can find inexpensive tickets to Broadway shows if you're willing to wait. And wait
Upcoming Hollywood Stars on Broadway - Summer...
The upcoming season has no shortage of brand-name stars
Breaking into Acting
What You Can Do Now to Get Started
Reviews - The New Stars of Hedwig, The King and...
Three hit shows get some new stars. How are they faring?
7 Mistakes No Theater Fan Should Make
7 Mistakes No Theater Fan Should Make: Tips for how to avoid embarrassment with your fellow theater fans
How to Read the Broadway Grosses
How can you tell if a Broadway show is actually making money? Read on, Macduff
Discount Tickets Online
Find e-bargains to Broadway and off-Broadway shows.
Review - Something Rotten on Broadway
Maybe they shouldn't have canceled the out-of-town tryout
Broadway Theatres
Broadway Theatres. Musicals & Theater.
Review - The Phantom of the Opera with Norm...
Review - The Phantom of the Opera with Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess
Current Broadway Musicals and Plays
Current Broadway Musicals and Plays
Upcoming Musicals - Broadway and Off-Broadway
Upcoming Musicals - Broadway and Off-Broadway
Reviews - The Wild Party, Shows for Days, Bells...
Capsule reviews of three shows in and around New York
What to Do When the Star Is Out
What happens when the performer you came to see is not to be seen?
10 Musicals That Didn't Deserve Best Musical
In celebration of the 2014 Tony Awards, here's a snarky little reminder that the shows that win the coveted
Musical Theater Terms You Probably Don't Know
Think you know a lot about musicals? Try these terms on for size
Review - Side Show Revival on Broadway
After 16 years and a major overhaul, is Side Show any better?
The Best Musicals for Halloween...Don't Exist
Why are there no good scary musicals?
Review: 'Mary Poppins: the Supercalifragilistic...
Mary Poppins the Supercalifragilistic Musical
Review - Ever After Musical at the Paper Mill...
This long-developing musical seems almost ready for prime time.
Theater Etiquette 101
A not-so-polite guide to polite theater behavior
REVIEW: 'War Horse,' Original Music from Tony...
War Horse, Original Music, Tony Award-winning Best Play
Reviews - Fun Home, The Visit, and It Shoulda...
Capsule reviews of three new Broadway musicals
Top 5 Valentine's Day Musicals
Five romantic musicals for Valentine's Day dates
New York Theater Discounts: Box Office Deals
Many Broadway theaters off tickets for less than $40 through lotteries, to students and for standing room.
NYMF 2015 - A Critic's Notebook
A subjective summary of the 2015 New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF)
Why Do Broadway Shows Close?
Nothing lasts forever, especially on Broadway
Top 10 TV Shows with Broadway Stars
Top 10 TV Shows with Broadway Stars
Reviews - The Book of Mormon, Matilda, and Wicked
Revisiting Broadway's biggest hits
Questions to Ask as You Write Your Musical
Questions to Ask as You Write Your Musical: Lessons from The New York Musical Theatre Festival
Review - The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper...
Sure, he's good-looking. But can he act?
Review: Liza Dazzles (With a 'Z')
Liza Minnelli Live in Concert at the Beau Rivage Casino's Beau Rivage Theatre in Biloxi, Mississippi on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Trish Causey
5 Things to Know about Buying Theater Tickets
Tips for buying tickets to the theater
Review - Little Shop of Horrors with Jake...
Sure, he's a superstar. But can he sing?
Review - Doctor Zhivago Musical on Broadway
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Review - The New Musical Hamilton Off-Broadway
Is Hamilton really as good as everyone says?
Review - On the Town Revival on Broadway
The wondrous Barrington Stage production finds a Broadway berth
Must Musicals Be True to Their Sources?
Some of the best shows of all time went rogue
Broadway CDs You Should Buy - Winter 2015
A roundup of recent musical-theater-related music releases
Choosing a Show to See
On Broadway or Main Street, You Want to Choose the Right Show
Upcoming Broadway Musicals - Fall 2014
New Broadway musicals scheduled for the 2014-2015 season
How Do Musicals Get to Broadway?
How did your favorite show get to Broadway? Chances are, it was a long, long road
Review - The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan...
Do Kelli O'Hara and Susan Stroman make magic at the Met?
Review: ‘La Cage’ Smashes Previous...
The rousing Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles starring Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge will shatter your expectations of revivals -- and triple-threat drag queens.
Theater Discounts: London
Online and Box Office Discounts for London Theaters
Awards for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Cabaret, and...
Tony Award Winners & Other Awards for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Cabaret, and Special Events
The 2015 Tony Awards - The Winners
Who won? Who should have won? Musicals & Theater.
5 Myths About Musicals
Setting the record straight about musical-theater misconceptions
Who Does What? - Understudy, Swing, Standby
When a performer is out, who takes whose place?
Q&A with ‘The Passion of the...
Q&A with actor, director Brent Grosvenor on Christian theater. Page 2.
What Actors Wish You Knew About Attending the...
A few simple rules for good theater hehavior
And the Tony Doesn’t Go to . . .
Some winning musicals are Tony Award losers
Upcoming Musical Revivals on Broadway - Summer...
A preview of musical favorites scheduled to play Broadway this coming season
Rock of Ages ~ Broadway's Best Party
Rock of Ages ~ Broadway's Best Party, The Hit Mock-Musical Continues to Wow Audiences and Rock Music Fans Alike
The 2015 Tony Awards - The Broadcast
Where's Neal Patrick Harris when we need him?
10 Tony Best Musicals - How Have They Performed?
How have the past 10 Tony Award Best Musical winners fared?
Who Does What? - Composer, Lyricist, Librettist
A handy guide to who's who on a Broadway show - Part 2
The Macy's Parade - Forgotten Gems and...
Do the Thanksgiving Day numbers represent the best of Broadway? Not necessarily
Follies: The Greatest Musical Ever Created
The Broadway Production of Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim
Upcoming Movie Musicals - Summer 2014
Hollywood has a checkered history filming Broadway musicals. Will these movie musicals hit or miss?
Choosing a Hotel or Restaurant Near Broadway
Useful Tips on How to Choose a Hotel and Nearby Restaurant Options in the Broadway Theatre District in New York City. Page 2.
Critics: Who Needs 'Em?
Why can't we all just get along?
batten
: A batten is a heavy metal pipe of any length that holds lights, legs, flies, or drops. Battens can
Review - The King and I on Broadway
This sumptuous revival is almost flawless. Almost
Broadway Cast Recordings You Should Buy Now
Some great recent cast-recording releases from the New York stage
Review: Off-Broadway's 'ImaginOcean' Offers...
Review: Off-Broadway's 'ImaginOcean' is a delight for parents and children alike.
New York Theater Discounts: TKTS Booths
The TKTS booth, with three New York locations, offers steeply discounted tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway shows
Revisit - Gentleman's Guide on Broadway
What do you do when you miss one show? You see another
electric
: An "electric" is a metal pipe with lighting instruments and cables attached for the purpose of lighting
Discount Definitions: What You Can Get at the...
From Student to Standing Room, Broadway Theaters Offer Many Discounts
Kinky Boots ~ the New Musical by Harvey...
Kinky Boots ~ the New Musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper
Nicole Kidman Offers Audiences a 'Sweet Bird of...
Sweet Bird of youth starring Nicole Kidman in Broadway Revival 2011
Review - The Last Ship with Music and Lyrics by...
Does Sting's Broadway bow hold water?
Review - An American in Paris on Broadway
The stage version retains little of the movie's charm
Is It "Theater" or "Theatre"?
A definitive answer to the age-old question: theater or theatre?
Top 5 Theater Superstitions
Theater may just be the most superstitious of professions.
Don't Charge Your Cellphone on the Set
And other things that apparently need spelling out
Review - An Act of God with Jim Parsons on...
The beloved TV performer takes on the Almighty Himself
Review - Hand to God on Broadway
The most shocking and hilarious play in years
C
: "C" is the abbreviation for "center" and refers to the middle plane of the stage, going from left to
Broadway
: Broadway refers to the preeminent professional theatre productions in the Theatre District of New York
Tony Award for Best Costume Designer
Tony Award for Best Costume Designer
Broadway? Off-Broadway? What's the Difference?
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apron
: The apron is the part of the stage between the proscenium or grande curtain to the lip, being the portion
Review: The Book of Mormon Broadway Original...
Review: The Book of Mormon Broadway Original Cast Album
The 2014 Tony Awards: Who Won and Who Should...
The 2014 Tony Awards: Who Won and Who Should Have Won
Murder Ballad ~ Sexy Off-Broadway Musical...
Murder Ballad ~ Steamy Off-Broadway Musical Production
7 Classic Musicals That Were Box-Office Flops
Porgy and Bess   is considered George and Ira Gershwin's theatrical masterpiece, to the point where the
What Happens If I Miss the Show?
Couldn't make it to the theater? You may be in luck
Reviews - A New Brain, Preludes, and Significan...
Capsule reviews of three recent Off-Broadway productions
10 Great Tony Awards Performances
The best Tony moments are actual full-length numbers
'Anything Goes' Broadway Revival starring...
'Anything Goes' Broadway Revival starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey
Discount Ticket Buying Tips
Learn the tricks of the trade for getting Broadway bargain.
A Family-Friendly Guide to Broadway - Summer 2015
Our annual guide to family fun in New York theater
Algonquin Hotel 'Promises, Promises' a Suite Stay
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Outer Critics Circle Award Winners 1960-1961...
Outer Critics Circle Award Winners 1960-1961 through 1969-1970 Seasons
Into the Woods: the Movie - Seven Things You...
What to expect from Disney's adaptation of the Sondheim classic
Tony Awards 101
All you need to know to enjoy the Tony Awards
Broadway Shows and Actors Shine at Golden Globe...
Golden Globe nominations have a Broadway feel for many shows and actors.
Maintaining Motivation
Actors in long-running shows talk about keeping it fresh.
Newsies the Musical
Newsies the Musical on Broadway 2012
What to See on Broadway Now - Summer 2014
What to See on Broadway Now - a highly opinionated guide - Summer 2014
7 Unlikely Stars of Broadway Musicals
Anyone can star in a Broadway musical, right? Right?
Review - On the 20th Century on Broadway
An underrated gem makes a welcome Broadway return
Broadway Shows Closing January 2013
Broadway Shows Closing January 2013
10 Musicals That Won "Best Musical" By Default
A list of musicals that won the Tony Award for Best Musical in a weak field.
Stephen Schwartz's Pippin ~ Broadway Revival 2013
Pippin by Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wicked
10 Great Tony Numbers From Not-So-Great Musicals
Even middling shows can shine on Tony night
Review: Patti LuPone - Far Away Places: Live at...
Patti LuPone - Far Away Places: Live at 54 BELOW, solo album CD
Tony Awards for Best Score
Tony Awards for Best Score. Musicals & Theater.
The Phantom of the Opera ~ Broadway's Longest...
The Phantom of the Opera. Musicals & Theater.
Review - Into the Woods Movie
Does the new film do justice to the Sondheim classic?
Review - Honeymoon in Vegas on Broadway
Is the new Jason Robert Brown musical worth the trip?
"Stunt Casting" Versus "Star Casting"
Are celebrities good for Broadway shows?

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