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Musicals & Theater: Most Popular Articles

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Where is the best place to sit in the theater?
Where is the best place to sit in a theater
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.
5 Tips for Attending a Broadway Show
Things to know to help you enjoy your night at the theater.
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
Buying Discount Tickets at the TKTS Booth
Buying discount tickets at TKTS Booth
5 Best Family-Friendly Broadway Shows
Look no further for a family-friendly trip for a Broadway-bound vacation with the kids!
orchestra seats
orchestra seats are on the first floor of a theater
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.
blocking
blocking a stage direction term
Discount Tickets Online
Find e-bargains to Broadway and off-Broadway shows.
‘Shrek the Musical’ – A...
In Shrek the Musical, green goes from screen to the Broadway stage.
'The Phantom of the Opera'
This Phantom is not showing his age.
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.
mezzanine seats
Seats in the first or lowest balcony or in the front of a balcony in a theater
Broadway Cast Recordings You Should Buy Now
Some great recent cast-recording releases from the New York stage
Landing Your First Professional Role
What You Need to Break into the Professional Acting Ranks
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.
What to See on Broadway Now - Summer 2014
What to See on Broadway Now - a highly opinionated guide - Summer 2014
'The 39 Steps' - Broadway Review
The 39 Steps is Hitchcok's classic tale of intrigue played for laughs on stage.
Broadway on a Budget
Learn How to Get Rich Broadway Theatre Experiences on the Cheap
'Hair'
The original rock musical is back on Broadway
Memory and the Actor's Mind
Experts on how actors memorize lines and help to do it better
raked stage
: A "raked stage" is a theatre stage floor angled from the edge of the stage, near the audience, up toward
How Do I Get Tickets for Sold Out Shows?
Finding tickets for sold out shows
Where Are the Best Seats at the Theater?
Where Should I Sit? The best seats in the house often depend on the theater
Disney’s Musicals on Broadway
Musicals continue Disney magic on stage
New York Theater Discounts: TKTS Booths
The TKTS booth, with three New York locations, offers steeply discounted tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway shows
A Family-Friendly Guide to Broadway
A Family-Friendly Guide to Broadway - Summer 2014
Breaking into Acting
What You Can Do Now to Get Started
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
Is It "Theater" or "Theatre"?
A definitive answer to the age-old question: theater or theatre?
Theater Etiquette 101 - 2014 Edition
Theater Etiquette 101: A not-so-polite guide to polite theater behavior
New York Theater Discounts: Box Office Deals
Many Broadway theaters off tickets for less than $40 through lotteries, to students and for standing room.
'In the Heights' - Broadway Review
In the Heights is a salsa-fueled new musical rocking the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Insider Secrets of the TKTS Booth
How to use TKTS - The discount ticket booth for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows
balcony seats
balcony seats are the highest seats in a theater
Theater Discounts: London
Online and Box Office Discounts for London Theaters
'Perfect Crime' - Off-Broadway Review
Perfect Crime is an off-Broadway murder mystery being solved for more than 20 years.
'God of Carnage'
God of Carnage pits parents against each other
Top 10 TV Shows with Broadway Stars
Top 10 TV Shows with Broadway Stars
Choosing Between a Musical or a Play
Make an informed selection when choosing between a musical or play
5 Things to Know about Buying Theater Tickets
Tips for buying tickets to the theater
Upcoming Movie Musicals - Summer 2014
Hollywood has a checkered history filming Broadway musicals. Will these movie musicals hit or miss?
5 Tips for Taking Children to the Theater
Taking children to the theater can be great for them and you
Discount Definitions: What You Can Get at the...
From Student to Standing Room, Broadway Theaters Offer Many Discounts
Review: 'Mary Poppins: the Supercalifragilistic...
Mary Poppins the Supercalifragilistic Musical
Current Broadway Musicals and Plays
Current Broadway Musicals and Plays
‘Young Frankenstein’ –...
Mel Brooks brings a film-favorite to the stage with Young Frankenstein
Tony Awards 101
All you need to know to enjoy the Tony Awards
Patti LuPone Is 'The Lady with the Torch'
Patti LuPone 'The Lady with the Torch'
‘reasons to be pretty’ - Review
Obsession with body image takes toll on relationships
The Reasons for 'Rent's' Success
A look at a watershed Broadway musical.
'Rock of Ages': Off-Broadway Review
Rock of Ages offers off-Broadway big hair and big sound of the '80s.
Landing Your First Role
Opportunities Are Out There for You to Get on Stage
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
Discount Ticket Buying Tips
Learn the tricks of the trade for getting Broadway bargain.
'The Lion King' - Disney's Roaring Success on...
Disney's The Lion King is still roaring strong on Broadway.
Review: Bonnie & Clyde Original Broadway Cast...
Review: Bonnie and Clyde Original Broadway Cast Album Recording CD
Broadway
: Broadway refers to the preeminent professional theatre productions in the Theatre District of New York
How to Read the Broadway Grosses
How can you tell if a Broadway show is actually making money? Read on, Macduff
'The Little Mermaid' - Disney Takes You 'Under...
Disney brings its Academy Award-winning movie to the stage with The Little Mermaid.
Upcoming Hollywood Stars on Broadway - Summer...
No longer a place for rising stars and has-beens, Broadway today regularly attracts A-list stars
5 Cell Phone Rules for the Theater
There's more to cell phone etiquette than turning it off
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.
Table Manners - Review
A revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy - The Norman Conquests
‘Rock of Ages’ – Bringin&#821...
'80s hair bands live again in Broadway musical Rock of Ages
'Mary Poppins' - Beloved Book and Movie on Stage
Mary Poppins travels from page to screen to stage to New York via London.
The 2014 Tony Awards: Who Won and Who Should...
The 2014 Tony Awards: Who Won and Who Should Have Won
'Jersey Boys' - The Four Seasons' Songs and the...
Jersey Boys is Broadway's retelling of the story behind Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
REVIEW: 'War Horse,' Original Music from Tony...
War Horse, Original Music, Tony Award-winning Best Play
What Actors Wish You Knew About Attending the...
A few simple rules for good theater hehavior
proscenium arch
The arch at the front of a stage behind which action takes place
Review: Off-Broadway's 'ImaginOcean' Offers...
Review: Off-Broadway's 'ImaginOcean' is a delight for parents and children alike.
10 Musicals That Won "Best Musical" By Default
A list of musicals that won the Tony Award for Best Musical in a weak field.
'Boeing-Boeing' - Broadway's Version of Hit...
Fast-paced London hit lands big on Broadway
'The Phantom of the Opera' - Broadway's...
Broadway's longest-running show, The Phantom of the Opera, is still going strong.
Mary Stuart - Review
Mary Stuart updates Friedrich Schiller’s play about the fictional meeting between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.
Jersey Boys ~ Broadway Production
Jersey Boys ~ Broadway Production
'Perfect Crime's' Catherine Russell
A life in the theater, most of it with one show.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ~ 2013...
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
‘American Buffalo’ –...
David Mamet’s 1976 play was groundbreaking and is revived on Broadway
Stage Right
Stage right-
Review: The Book of Mormon Broadway Original...
Review: The Book of Mormon Broadway Original Cast Album
‘West Side Story’ – Singing...
West Side Story returns to Broadway in grittier revival
REVIEW: A Christmas Story the Musical -...
A Christmas Story World Premiere Recording Cast Album
'Pal Joey' – Review
Rodgers and Hart classic Pal Joey sings.
'Wicked' - The Girls from Oz Keep Filling the...
Wicked is a Broadway box-office record-holder that continues to sell out on Broadway and which has had regional success in Chicago, Los Angeles and London, and on tour.
REVIEW: Hair - Broadway Revival Cast Album
Hair, the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical 2009 Broadway Revival Cast Album Recording
Flashdance the Musical ~ 2013 First National Tour
Flashdance - the Musical ~ 2013 First National Tour
2013 Drama League Awards
2013 Drama League Awards for Broadway and Off-Broadway Theatre Productions
‘Next to Normal’ - Review
A family faces the challenge of a bi-polar mom
The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured...
The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Jekyll & Hyde the Musical
Jekyll & Hyde 2013 Broadway Revival
'13' - All Teens All the Time in Jason Robert...
A new musical with an all-teenage cast
2013 Tony Awards - Musical Categories
2013 Tony Awards in the Musical Categories
Kinky Boots ~ the New Musical by Harvey...
Kinky Boots ~ the New Musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper
The Big Knife ~ 2013 Broadway Revival
The Big Knife ~ 2013 Broadway Revival
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
‘Blithe Spirit’
Blithe Spirit is a 'spirited' return to Broadway for Coward
'South Pacific' - Another 'Enchanting Evening'...
South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 Tony-winning musical, is new again at Lincoln Center.
Review: 'Once the Musical' Original Broadway...
Once the Musical Tony Award-winning Best Musical
'Guys and Dolls' - Review
Guys and Dolls revival on Broadway
Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical
Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical
Top 5 Great Date Nights at the Theater
Five Broadway shows, many on tour now, that make a great night on the town
Once the Musical, the Academy Award-winning...
Once the Musical, the Academy Award-winning Film Becomes a Broadway Musical
'For Lovers Only' - Review
Nearly two hours of love songs from stage, screen and radio
Choosing a Show to See
On Broadway or Main Street, You Want to Choose the Right Show
'A Tale of Two Cities' - Broadway Review
A Tale of Two Cities is a new musical based on the Dickens classic
Bare - Off-Broadway Premiere Musical
Bare - Off-Broadway Premiere Musical
'Exit the King' - Academy Awarrd-winners Rush,...
Exit the King is Eugene Ionesco’s ‘apprenticeship for death’
'Gypsy' - Broadway's Ultimate Stage Mother is...
In Gypsy, Patti LuPone gives an award-winning turn as Momma Rose.
Orphans - 2013 Broadway Premiere Production
Orphans - 2013 Broadway Premiere Production, Award-winning Play Makes Its Broadway Debut
Steven Spielberg's "Smash": Bringing Broadway...
Steven Spielberg's Smash: Broadway Musical Theatre on Television's Small Screen
'The Passion of the King'
An Easter spectacle spans ages for perspective on Christ's passion
gypsy robe
gypsy robe opening night tradition
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
And the Tony Doesn’t Go to . . .
Some winning musicals are Tony Award losers
Maintaining Motivation
Actors in long-running shows talk about keeping it fresh.
Round and Round the Garden - Review
A revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy - The Norman Conquests
Stephen Schwartz's Pippin ~ Broadway Revival 2013
Pippin by Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wicked
‘9 to 5’ - A Musical Take on Bad...
Dolly Parton brings her hit movie to the stage
Tony Award for Best Director of a Play
Tony Award for Best Director of a Play
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
‘Joe Turner’s Come and Gone’...
A revival of the third in August Wilson’s 10-play cycle of the black experience in 20th century America
Gypsy
gypsy Theater.
Truman Capote’s 'Breakfast at Tiffany&#82...
Truman Capote’s 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s' - 2013 Broadway Premiere
Peter and the Starcatcher, the new Broadway Play
Peter and the Starcatcher, the new Broadway Play
'August: Osage County' - Broadway's Dysfunction...
A gripping drama of a family at war with itself.
Bette Midler in 'I'll Eat You Last' ~ 2013...
Bette Midler in 'I'll Eat You Last' ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
Broadway Shows Opening March 2013
Broadway Shows Opening March 2013
Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Featured Role...
Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
barndoors
: The term barndoors refers to the four metal flaps attached to a theatrical light unit in order to focus
Living Together - Review
A revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy - The Norman Conquests
‘On the Night of Anthony’s 30th...
Perils and possibilities of friendship on a 30th birthday
'Shrek the Musical' - The Road to Broadway
Shrek the Musical is the movie and more on Broadway
‘Guys and Dolls’ – Broadway&#...
Guys and Dolls, the original Musical Fable of Broadway, is back
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.
Q&A with ‘The Passion of the King’s...
Producer, director, writer, actor Brent Grosvenor on the state of Christian theater
Outer Critics Circle Award Winners 1990-1991...
Outer Critics Circle Award Winners 1990-1991 and 1991-1992 Seasons
'Waiting for Godot'
Waiting for Godot stars Nathan Lane and John Goodman in Samuel Beckett’s classic
'Chicago' - Broadway's Longest-Running Revival
Long-running revival keeps dancing with new stars.
Algonquin Hotel 'Promises, Promises' a Suite Stay
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Spotlight on Summer Theater - Outside NYC
You don't have to go to New York City to see great theater this summer. Here are some regional theater productions worth seeking out
curtain call
curtain call is when the actors take their bows
Motown: the Musical ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
Motown: the Musical ~ 2013 Broadway Premiere
'Hair' – From the '60s to Central Park to...
Hair comes to Broadway after a successful Central Park revival
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