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Six Times More Than Facebook, Yelp, and TripAdvisor Combined!
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score Founder | Oct 11, 2016

There are many online destinations where theater fans can review the shows they’ve seen, such as Facebook, Yelp and TripAdvisor.  But for the past year, fans have been posting six times as many consumer reviews of theater on Show-Score.

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What Can Google Tell Us About Interest in Broadway Shows?
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score Founder and CEO | Sep 27, 2016

We love using “Big Data” to make it easier for theater fans to discover shows they’ll love. To that end, we recently took a dive into Google keyword search data, and were surprised by what we learned. 

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What Show-Score’s Five Most Popular Category Searches Say About Our Members
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score CEO | Sep 13, 2016

There are 223 shows that are running now or coming soon in NYC (way more than most people think) listed on Show-Score today. But what categories do our members click on when they're trying to find the right shows for them?

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WHO ARE WE? Show-Score Members by the Numbers
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score CEO | Aug 29, 2016

Ever wonder how many of us are men vs. women? Is our community dominated by young people?  

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We Mostly Love, and Sometimes Hate Shows. But WHY?
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score CEO | Aug 1, 2016

We just hit 110,000 member reviews (!) and thought it would be fun to analyze the words we all use when we love (or hate) a show. The answers are fascinating!

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How Many Shows are Running in NYC Right Now? (HINT: It's Way More Than You Think!)
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score CEO | Jul 26, 2016

Most theater fans and professionals know what’s running on Broadway and in the major non-profit theaters. But what about the rest — how many shows are there? The answers might surprise you…

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These Are the Most Wanted Musical Revivals by Show-Score Members
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score CEO | Jul 18, 2016

Imagine that a Broadway producer asked you what musical revival you’d most like to see come back. We did just that, on a recent survey completed by 3,600 Show-Score members. See how your answers compare with theirs...

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Tonys 2016: The Results
Show-Score | By Deeksha Gaur | Jun 12, 2016

Critics and audiences did really well predicting the Tonys, especially the one member who got 23 out of 24 correct!

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What Does it Really Mean When a Show Has 'Mixed Reviews'?
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | May 24, 2016

A green Show-Score is synonymous with theater worth seeing, but allow us to explain why sometimes yellow also means go!

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The 2016 Tony Nominees, In Words
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | May 19, 2016

How did you describe the Tony nominees for plays and musicals in the New and Revival categories? We crunched the numbers (well, words), and discovered some interesting insights...

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When Fans and Critics Disagree
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | May 16, 2016

Show-Score members have been predicting who will win the 2016 Tonys and the results are not necessarily what you would expect! Read on to see how they differ from the critics' and add your voice to the conversation by making your own predictions.

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If Show-Score Members Could Award the Tonys...
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Apr 28, 2016
...we'd have a really good idea who would win! We took a look at the musicals and plays that you scored the highest this past Broadway season to identify the nominees and winners.
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When Members and Critics Clash
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Apr 20, 2016
We're constantly surprised by just how different the opinions of critics and fans can be! We're highlighting these clashes with five shows that have some serious split reactions. Who do you side with?
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How Do You Talk About the Shows You Love?
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Apr 20, 2016
When you think about the shows you love the most, can you pinpoint why you feel this way? Maybe it's because they're incredibly funny, like "Something Rotten", or stir up some deep emotions, as in the case of "Fun Home". We did some research of our own, and studied the words you use when you talk about great theater. In the process, we discovered some pretty interesting insights!
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