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Musicals & Theater: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Where Are the Best Seats at the Theater?
Where should I sit? The best seats in the house often depend on the theater
Review - Fiddler on the Roof Revival on Broadway
Danny Burstein is the emotional center of this intensely moving revival
Broadway's Most Revived Musicals
Some shows are so beloved, they just keep coming back
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.
The Worst Times to Attend a Broadway Show
Looking for Broadway bargains? You'd better bundle up
Broadway’s Best Sellers - Are They Worth...
Broadway hits come at steep prices. Which shows actually deliver?
The 50 Worst Musicals Ever
Not every show is a classic. Musicals & Theater.
Attending a Broadway Show – 5 Tips...
Things to know to help you enjoy your night at the theater.
Top 5 Must See Broadway Musicals
When time is short in New York, these are the shows to see
Where to Find Discounts for Broadway Shows Online
Where to Find Discounts for Broadway Shows Online
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.
Student Rush, Ticket Lotteries, and Standing Room
You can find inexpensive tickets to Broadway shows if you're willing to wait. And wait
Insider Secrets of the TKTS Booth
How to use TKTS - The discount ticket booth for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Tips for beating the line for discount Broadway tickets
The 100 Best Musicals of All Time
Did your favorite make the list?
The 50 Most Underrated Musicals
Even great shows can slip through the cracks
5 Best Family-Friendly Broadway Shows
Look no further for a family-friendly trip for a Broadway-bound vacation with the kids!
The 50 Most Overrated Musicals
Some musicals don't deserve the hype
Discount Broadway Tickets Online
Find online bargains to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows
Finding Theater Discounts for London Shows
Online and Box Office Discounts for London Theaters
Review - Noises Off Revival on Broadway
Michael Frayn's farce receives its second Broadway revival
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.
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5 Best Broadway Plays
It’s a great year for Broadway plays. Here are 5 to see.
Disney Musicals on Broadway
Disney continues its musical magic on stage, on Broadway and beyond.
Attending a Broadway Show - Dos and Don'ts
Simple tips to improve your theater-going experience - and that of your neighbors
Upcoming Musical Revivals on Broadway - Summer...
A preview of musical favorites scheduled to play Broadway this coming season
Review - The Color Purple Revival on Broadway
This slimmed-down revival of the 2005 musical has gotten raves. Color this writer unimpressed.
The Best Musicals of 2015
A roundup of the best of the musical stage in 2015
Broadway on a Budget
Learn How to Get Rich Broadway Theatre Experiences on the Cheap
Theater Etiquette 101
A not-so-polite guide to polite theater behavior
Review - The Phantom of the Opera with Norm...
Review - The Phantom of the Opera with Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess
Who Does What? - Composer, Lyricist, Librettist
A handy guide to who's who on a Broadway show - Part 2
Memory and the Actor's Mind
Experts on how actors memorize lines and offer help on how to do it better
Top 5 Valentine's Day Musicals
Five romantic musicals for Valentine's Day dates
The Worst Musicals of 2015
A roundup of the worst of the musical theater stage in 2015
5 Classic Broadway Song Types
Great theater songs often fall into classic categories
Top Ten Theater Songs That Make You Cry
Some songs get you every time. Musicals & Theater.
Musical Theater Terms You Probably Don't Know
Think you know a lot about musicals? Try these terms on for size
Where Broadway Stars Went to College
Where to get the training you need to shine on Broadway
10 Musicals That Changed Broadway
Milestone shows that altered the course of musical theater - for better or worse
Reviews - King Charles III, Curious Incident, A...
An intriguing new play, a stunning revival, and a revisit of last year's Best Play
Broadway? Off-Broadway? What's the Difference?
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The Worst Musicals of 2014
Hey, you gotta take the bad with the good, right?
10 Musicals Based on Shakespeare
Musical writers have a long history of turning to the Bard
Review - School of Rock: The Musical on Broadway
Does Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical genuinely rock?
Review: 'Mary Poppins: the Supercalifragilistic...
Mary Poppins the Supercalifragilistic Musical
Are Musical Sequels Cursed?
Why has there never been a successful sequel to a Broadway musical?
Reviews - The Book of Mormon, Matilda, and Wicked
Revisiting Broadway's biggest hits
10 Musicals That Changed Broadway
From Show Boat to The Producers, Broadway was never the same after these shows
Upcoming Musicals - Broadway and Off-Broadway
Upcoming Musicals - Broadway and Off-Broadway
Review - Sylvia Revival on Broadway
Annaleigh Ashford has a field day has A.R. Gurney's eponymous pooch
Why Do Broadway Shows Close?
Nothing lasts forever, especially on Broadway
Bette Midler in 'I'll Eat You Last' ~ 2013...
Bette Midler in 'I'll Eat You Last' ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
Kinky Boots ~ the New Musical by Harvey...
Kinky Boots ~ the New Musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper
2013 Tony Awards - Play Categories
2013 Tony Awards in the Play Categories
Review - The New Musical Hamilton Off-Broadway
Is Hamilton really as good as everyone says?
2013 Tony Awards - Musical Categories
2013 Tony Awards in the Musical Categories
10 Tony Best Musicals - How Have They Performed?
How have the past 10 Tony Award Best Musical winners fared?
Tom Hanks' is a 'Lucky Guy' ~ 2013 Broadway...
Tom Hanks' is a 'Lucky Guy' ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
7 Things Broadway Producers Won't Tell You
Even theater has its dirty little secrets
'One Man, Two Guvnors' on Broadway
One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway
Landing Your First Role
Opportunities Are Out There for You to Get on Stage
5 Cell Phone Rules for the Theater
Think your phone isn't bothering anyone? Think again
25 Things I've Learned From Musicals
Musical theater offers a surprising number of lessons learned
How to Read the Broadway Grosses
How can you tell if a Broadway show is actually making money? Read on, Macduff
The Best Musicals of 2014
Which shows, on Broadway and beyond, were the best of 2014?
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
Review - Hamilton on Broadway
It's the biggest hit in years. But is it truly revolutionary?
Breaking Into Acting - Tips on Breaking into...
Breaking Into Acting - Tips on Breaking into Acting
Review - Finding Neverland on Broadway
Even after significant changes, Neverland fails to soar
Review - On the Town With Misty Copeland
She's America's prima ballerina. But can she act?
Review - Side Show Revival on Broadway
After 16 years and a major overhaul, is Side Show any better?
Review - Allegiance Musical on Broadway
A noble subject - Japanese internment camps during World War II - can't save this heavy-handed musical.
The Worst Musicals From the Best Writers
Even the titans of musical theater make mistakes.
: In the theatre, the Stage Manager’s prompt book is called the Bible because it contains the script
Review - Spring Awakening Revival on Broadway
Can this ambitious, high-concept revival overcome the show's fundamental flaw?
Who Does What? - Director, Choreographer,...
A handy guide to who's who on a Broadway show - Part 1
Review - The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper...
Sure, he's good-looking. But can he act?
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.
Broadway CDs You Should Buy - Winter 2015
A roundup of recent musical-theater-related music releases
10 Great Tony Awards Performances
The best Tony moments are actual full-length numbers
And the Tony Doesn’t Go to . . .
Some winning musicals are Tony Award losers
Paintings That Inspired Broadway Musicals
Classic paintings, and one piece of sculpture, that helped to inspire the stories and the design for classic Broadway musicals
REVIEW: In the Heights - Broadway Original Cast...
REVIEW: In the Heights - Broadway Original Cast Album Recording
Current Broadway Musicals and Plays
Current Broadway Musicals and Plays
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.
Review - On Your Feet! on Broadway
Do the songbook and life story of Gloria Estefan make for a satisfying musical?
Ghost the Musical
Ghost the Musical from the West End to Broadway 2012
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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
How Do Musicals Get to Broadway?
How did your favorite show get to Broadway? Chances are, it was a long, long road
Which Comes First: The Words or the Music?
It's an age-old question. Is there a definitive answer?
Who Does What? - Understudy, Swing, Standby
When a performer is out, who takes whose place?
The Macy's Parade - Forgotten Gems and...
Do the Thanksgiving Day numbers represent the best of Broadway? Not necessarily
The Broadway Bloodbath: What's Left and What's...
Out with the old, in with the new
Review - Trip of Love Off-Broadway
Is this psychedelic musical revue of songs from the 1960s worth the trip?
Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical...
Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical
10 Musicals That Won "Best Musical" By Default
A list of musicals that won the Tony Award for Best Musical in a weak field.
What Actors Wish You Knew About Attending the...
A few simple rules for good theater hehavior
Review - The King and I on Broadway
This sumptuous revival is almost flawless. Almost
Choosing a Show to See
On Broadway or Main Street, You Want to Choose the Right Show
A Family-Friendly Guide to Broadway - Summer 2015
Our annual guide to family fun in New York theater
Natasha Pierre Gets Ready for Broadway
Josh Groban is set to make his Broadway debut in the show
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
: The apron is the part of the stage between the proscenium or grande curtain to the lip, being the portion
Musicals That Have the Same Plots
Everything has been done before. What really matters is execution.
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
Review: Off-Broadway's 'ImaginOcean' Offers...
Review: Off-Broadway's 'ImaginOcean' is a delight for parents and children alike.
Discount Broadway Theater Clubs
Looking for theater tickets on the cheap? Join the club
Review: The Book of Mormon Broadway Original...
Review: The Book of Mormon Broadway Original Cast Album
The 2015 Tony Nominations
Who got nods? Who got snubbed? Musicals & Theater.
REVIEW: 'War Horse,' Original Music from Tony...
War Horse, Original Music, Tony Award-winning Best Play
10 Great Tony Numbers From Not-So-Great Musicals
Even middling shows can shine on Tony night
Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical -...
Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
Review - Waitress With Songs by Sara Bareilles
Broadway-bound musical now showing in Cambridge is a stunner
Into the Woods: the Movie - Seven Things You...
What to expect from Disney's adaptation of the Sondheim classic
Q&A with ‘The Passion of the...
Q&A with actor, director Brent Grosvenor on Christian theater. Page 2.
The 2014 Tony Awards: Who Won and Who Should...
The 2014 Tony Awards: Who Won and Who Should Have Won
Upcoming Movie Musicals - Summer 2014
Hollywood has a checkered history filming Broadway musicals. Will these movie musicals hit or miss?
Musicals That Closed on Opening Night
How can a Broadway musical only last one performance?
The Most Common Theater Configurations
Proscenium? Thrust? Arena? Huh? Musicals & Theater.
NYMF 2015 - A Critic's Notebook
A subjective summary of the 2015 New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF)
Review - Doctor Zhivago Musical on Broadway
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Discount Definitions: What You Can Get at the...
From Student to Standing Room, Broadway Theaters Offer Many Discounts
New Musicals on Broadway This Spring
A bumper crop of new musicals are heading to Broadway this season
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Upcoming Broadway Musicals - Fall 2014
New Broadway musicals scheduled for the 2014-2015 season
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gypsy robe opening night tradition
Dynamic Pricing for Broadway Tickets
Broadway producers are taking a tip from the airlines when it comes to variable pricing
Top 5 Theater Superstitions
Theater may just be the most superstitious of professions.
Revisit - Gentleman's Guide on Broadway
What do you do when you miss one show? You see another
Questions to Ask as You Write Your Musical
Questions to Ask as You Write Your Musical: Lessons from The New York Musical Theatre Festival
Reviews - Show Boat, Allegro, and The Band Wagon
Capsule reviews of three musical revivals
Review - Amazing Grace Musical on Broadway
How sweet the sound? Hardly. Musicals & Theater.
Review: Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra...
Michael Feinstein The Sinatra Project, Vol. II: The Good Life
What to See on Broadway Now - Summer 2014
What to See on Broadway Now - a highly opinionated guide - Summer 2014
Peter Pan Live! - Seven Things You Need to Know
Essential facts about the upcoming live broadcast
Musical Stars We Lost in 2014
A look back on those who left us this past year
Top 10 TV Shows with Broadway Stars
Top 10 TV Shows with Broadway Stars
Review - Gigi on Broadway with Vanessa Hudgens
Broadway stalwarts can't save Gigi from Vanessa Hudgens
The 2015 Tony Awards - The Broadcast
Where's Neal Patrick Harris when we need him?
"Stunt Casting" Versus "Star Casting"
Are celebrities good for Broadway shows?
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon, Broadway Musical
The 2015 Tony Awards - The Winners
Who won? Who should have won? Musicals & Theater.
Don't Charge Your Cellphone on the Set
And other things that apparently need spelling out
No Cast Recording? No Future
Cast albums are the key to a musical afterlife
Tony Awards for Best Score
Tony Awards for Best Score. Musicals & Theater.
Reviews - Lazarus, Invisible Thread & These...
Three new Off-Broadway musicals run the gamut of quality

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