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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.
How Do Musicals Get to Broadway?
How did your favorite show get to Broadway? Chances are, it was a long, long road
10 Musicals That Changed Broadway
From Showboat to The Producers, Broadway was never the same after these shows
Top 5 Must See Broadway Musicals
When time is short in New York, these are the shows to see
5 Tips for Attending a Broadway Show
Things to know to help you enjoy your night at the theater.
Review - Honeymoon in Vegas on Broadway
Is the new Jason Robert Brown musical worth the trip?
The Worst Musicals of 2014
Hey, you gotta take the bad with the good, right?
raked stage
: A "raked stage" is a theatre stage floor angled from the edge of the stage, near the audience, up toward
5 Best Broadway Plays
It’s a great year for Broadway plays. Here are 5 to see.
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.
The Best Musicals of 2014
Which shows, on Broadway and beyond, were the best of 2014?
Where to Find Discounts for Broadway Shows Online
Where to Find Discounts for Broadway Shows Online
Top 5 Valentine's Day Musicals
Five romantic musicals for Valentine's Day dates
Disney’s Musicals on Broadway
Musicals continue Disney magic on stage
Memory and the Actor's Mind
Experts on how actors memorize lines and help to do it better
Attending a Broadway Show - Dos and Don'ts
Simple tips to improve your theater-going experience - and that of your neighbors
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.
Review - Side Show Revival on Broadway
After 16 years and a major overhaul, is Side Show any better?
Musical Stars We Lost in 2014
A look back on those who left us this past year
Landing Your First Role
Opportunities Are Out There for You to Get on Stage
5 Best Family-Friendly Broadway Shows
Look no further for a family-friendly trip for a Broadway-bound vacation with the kids!
Broadway on a Budget
Learn How to Get Rich Broadway Theatre Experiences on the Cheap
Insider Secrets of the TKTS Booth
How to use TKTS - The discount ticket booth for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows
Theater Etiquette 101 - 2014 Edition
Theater Etiquette 101: A not-so-polite guide to polite theater behavior
Review - The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper...
Sure, he's good-looking. But can he act?
10 Musicals That Changed Broadway
Milestone shows that altered the course of musical theater - for better or worse
Review - The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan...
Do Kelli O'Hara and Susan Stroman make magic at the Met?
Top 5 Theater Superstitions
Theater may just be the most superstitious of professions.
batten
: A batten is a heavy metal pipe of any length that holds lights, legs, flies, or drops. Battens can
Why Do Broadway Shows Close?
Nothing lasts forever, especially on Broadway
Review - The Phantom of the Opera with Norm...
Review - The Phantom of the Opera with Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess
The Worst Times to Attend a Broadway Shows
Looking for Broadway bargains? You'd better bundle up
Review - Into the Woods Movie
Does the new film do justice to the Sondheim classic?
5 Cell Phone Rules for the Theater
There's more to cell phone etiquette than turning it off
Broadway Shows Opening April 2013
Broadway Shows Opening April 2013
And the Tony Doesn’t Go to . . .
Some winning musicals are Tony Award losers
barndoors
: The term barndoors refers to the four metal flaps attached to a theatrical light unit in order to focus
The Broadway Bloodbath: What's Left and What's...
Out with the old, in with the new
Review - The Last Ship with Music and Lyrics by...
Does Sting's Broadway bow hold water?
Breaking into Acting
What You Can Do Now to Get Started
Review - On the Town Revival on Broadway
The wondrous Barrington Stage production finds a Broadway berth
Top 10 TV Shows with Broadway Stars
Top 10 TV Shows with Broadway Stars
Into the Woods: the Movie - Seven Things You...
What to expect from Disney's adaptation of the Sondheim classic
A Tony for Teachers
Is your high-school theater teacher worthy of a Tony?
Review: Bonnie & Clyde Original Broadway Cast...
Review: Bonnie and Clyde Original Broadway Cast Album Recording CD
Review: 'Mary Poppins: the Supercalifragilistic...
Mary Poppins the Supercalifragilistic Musical
REVIEW: 'War Horse,' Original Music from Tony...
War Horse, Original Music, Tony Award-winning Best Play
Review Roundup - Broadway Plays - Fall 2014
Capsule reviews of Curious Incident, You Can't Take It With You, and It's Only a Play
5 Things to Know about Buying Theater Tickets
Tips for buying tickets to the theater
Where Are the Best Seats at the Theater?
Where Should I Sit? The best seats in the house often depend on the theater
Review: The Book of Mormon Broadway Original...
Review: The Book of Mormon Broadway Original Cast Album
Broadway Cast Recordings You Should Buy Now
Some great recent cast-recording releases from the New York stage
Gypsy
gypsy Theater.
What Actors Wish You Knew About Attending the...
A few simple rules for good theater hehavior
The Most Common Theater Configurations
Proscenium? Thrust? Arena? Huh? Musicals & Theater.
Tony Awards 101
All you need to know to enjoy the Tony Awards
New York Theater Discounts: Box Office Deals
Many Broadway theaters off tickets for less than $40 through lotteries, to students and for standing room.
Student Rush, Ticket Lotteries, and Standing Room
You can find inexpensive tickets to Broadway shows if you're willing to wait. And wait
Tony Award for Best Costume Designer
Tony Award for Best Costume Designer
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.
Maintaining Motivation
Actors in long-running shows talk about keeping it fresh.
Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical
Tony Award for Best Actor 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.
Upcoming Movie Musicals - Summer 2014
Hollywood has a checkered history filming Broadway musicals. Will these movie musicals hit or miss?
Discount Tickets Online
Find e-bargains to Broadway and off-Broadway shows.
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.
Current Broadway Musicals and Plays
Current Broadway Musicals and Plays
Review: Off-Broadway's 'ImaginOcean' Offers...
Review: Off-Broadway's 'ImaginOcean' is a delight for parents and children alike.
Reviews - Show Boat, Allegro, and The Band Wagon
Capsule reviews of three musical revivals
REVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert -...
REVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Original Broadway Cast Album
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 to Succeed in Business Without Really...
'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' starring Daniel Radcliffe
Outer Critics Circle Award Winners for the...
Outer Critics Circle Award Winners 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 Seasons
Broadway
: Broadway refers to the preeminent professional theatre productions in the Theatre District of New York
The Phantom of the Opera ~ Broadway's Longest...
The Phantom of the Opera. Theater.
Broadway? Off-Broadway? What's the Difference?
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10 Tony Best Musicals - How Have They Performed?
How have the past 10 Tony Award Best Musical winners fared?
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ~ 2013...
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
2013 Tony Awards - Play Categories
2013 Tony Awards in the Play Categories
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
Bette Midler in 'I'll Eat You Last' ~ 2013...
Bette Midler in 'I'll Eat You Last' ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
REVIEW: Norbert Leo Butz's Memory and Mayhem:...
Review: Norbert Leo Butz's Memory and Mayhem: Live at 54 BELOW CD album
Can Sting Save The Last Ship?
The megastar hopes his presence will save the foundering musical
Peter Pan Live! - Seven Things You Need to Know
Essential facts about the upcoming live broadcast
Follies: The Greatest Musical Ever Created
The Broadway Production of Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim
Truman Capote’s 'Breakfast at Tiffany&#82...
Truman Capote’s 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s' - 2013 Broadway Premiere
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Broadway...
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Broadway Premiere
The 2014 Tony Awards: Who Won and Who Should...
The 2014 Tony Awards: Who Won and Who Should Have Won
Choosing a Show to See
On Broadway or Main Street, You Want to Choose the Right Show
Jersey Boys ~ Broadway Production
Jersey Boys ~ Broadway Production
Upcoming Broadway Musicals - Fall 2014
New Broadway musicals scheduled for the 2014-2015 season
How to Read the Broadway Grosses
How can you tell if a Broadway show is actually making money? Read on, Macduff
Theater Discounts: London
Online and Box Office Discounts for London Theaters
REVIEW: Hair - Broadway Revival Cast Album
Hair, the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical 2009 Broadway Revival Cast Album Recording
Nice Work If You Can Get It - A New Musical of...
Nice Work If You Can Get It - A New Musical by the Gershwins Directed and Choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall and starring Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara
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
The Performers ~ a New Broadway Romantic Comedy
The Performers ~ a New Broadway Romantic Comedy
Upcoming Musical Revivals on Broadway - Summer...
A preview of musical favorites scheduled to play Broadway this coming season
Steven Spielberg's "Smash": Bringing Broadway...
Steven Spielberg's Smash: Broadway Musical Theatre on Television's Small Screen
Review: Stephen Schwartz's 'Seance on a Wet...
Review: Stephen Schwartz's 'Seance on a Wet Afternoon'
REVIEW: In the Heights - Broadway Original Cast...
REVIEW: In the Heights - Broadway Original Cast Album Recording
Jesus Christ Superstar is Revived on Broadway...
Jesus Christ Superstar. Theater.
Discount Ticket Buying Tips
Learn the tricks of the trade for getting Broadway bargain.
Big Fish - Chicago World Premiere Production
Big Fish - Chicago World Premiere Production
2013 Tony Awards - Musical Categories
2013 Tony Awards in the Musical Categories
Broadway Theatres
Broadway Theatres. Theater.
7 Unlikely Stars of Broadway Musicals
Anyone can star in a Broadway musical, right? Right?
The Best Musicals for Halloween...Don't Exist
Why are there no good scary musicals?
Jekyll & Hyde the Musical
Jekyll & Hyde 2013 Broadway Revival
REVIEW: A Christmas Story the Musical -...
A Christmas Story World Premiere Recording Cast Album
'Time Stands Still' on Broadway
'Time Stands Still' on Broadway. Theater.
5 Myths About Musicals
Setting the record straight about musical-theater misconceptions
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
5 Classic Broadway Song Types
Great theater songs often fall into classic categories
'Billy Elliot' Nabs Drama Desk Best Musical
Drama Desk announces winners for the 2009 awards
Flashdance the Musical ~ 2013 First National Tour
Flashdance - the Musical ~ 2013 First National Tour
Review: Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra...
Michael Feinstein The Sinatra Project, Vol. II: The Good Life
Audiences Give Gift to 'White Christmas'
A weekly summary of Broadway ticket sales
A Family-Friendly Guide to Broadway
A Family-Friendly Guide to Broadway - Summer 2014
Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical...
Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical
Broadway National Tour Productions for 2013
Broadway National Tour Productions for 2013, The Shows Representing the Great White Way Across North America
DS
: "DS" is the abbreviation for "downstage," referring to the plane of the stage nearest the audience.
Tony Awards for Best Score
Tony Awards for Best Score. Theater.
2013 Obie Award Winners
2013 Obie Award Winners - Honors for Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway Theatre by the Village Voice
Matilda the Musical ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
Matilda the Musical ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
center stage
: "Center stage" refers to the middle plane of the stage, going from left to right. Use of the terms
Defunct Tony Awards
Defunct Tony Awards: Conductor, Musical Director, Stage Technician, and Special Theatrical Event
Upcoming Hollywood Stars on Broadway - Summer...
No longer a place for rising stars and has-beens, Broadway today regularly attracts A-list stars
The Best Shows for the Holidays
Lots of musical productions are competing for your holiday dollar. Which ones are worth it?
Leap of Faith - A New Musical by Alan Menken...
Leap of Faith A New Musical by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater on Broadway in 2012
Top 5 Great Date Nights at the Theater
Five Broadway shows, many on tour now, that make a great night on the town
Review Roundup - Off-Broadway Musicals - Fall...
Capsule reviews of Found, The Fortress of Solitude, and Bedbugs!!!
Review: 'Once the Musical' Original Broadway...
Once the Musical Tony Award-winning Best Musical
Newsies the Musical
Newsies the Musical on Broadway 2012
First Date - 2013 Broadway Premiere
First Date - 2013 Broadway Premiere
Cabaret
: The word “cabaret” has different meanings within theatre, music, Broadway, and film. As a show, Cabaret
Discount Broadway Theater Clubs
Looking for theater tickets on the cheap? Join the club
Discount Definitions: What You Can Get at the...
From Student to Standing Room, Broadway Theaters Offer Many Discounts
Stephen Schwartz's Pippin ~ Broadway Revival 2013
Pippin by Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wicked
upstage
: "Upstage" refers to the part of the stage furthest from the audience. Use of the terms "up," "center,"
Tony Awards for Best Director of a Musical...
Tony Awards for Best Director. Musicals & Theater.
Algonquin Hotel 'Promises, Promises' a Suite Stay
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New York Theater Discounts: TKTS Booths
The TKTS booth, with three New York locations, offers steeply discounted tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway shows
Peter and the Starcatcher, the new Broadway Play
Peter and the Starcatcher, the new Broadway Play
Which Comes First: The Words or the Music?
It's an age-old question. Is there a definitive answer?
Murder Ballad ~ Sexy Off-Broadway Musical...
Murder Ballad ~ Steamy Off-Broadway Musical Production
List of Broadway Shows Performing in Wake of...
List of Broadway Shows That Are Performing Today, Wednesday, October 31st
End of the Rainbow ~ Original Broadway Production
End of the Rainbow ~ Original Broadway Production
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon, Broadway Musical
What to See on Broadway Now - Summer 2014
What to See on Broadway Now - a highly opinionated guide - Summer 2014
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