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Volunteer Ushering: How to See Theater for Free!
Show-Score | By Maisa Chiang | Sep 19, 2016

As Show Score's previous member profile with Carrie highlighted, volunteering as a theater usher can be a great way to see shows for free.

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This New Comic Series Details the Magic Adventures of a High School Backstage Crew!
By Thea Rodgers | Sep 16, 2016

If you haven’t already heard, the coolest new comic book came out this year—and it’s about the run crew who work backstage at their high school theater. That’s right—a comic book about run crew. DOUBLE nerd. But wait—it gets better.

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5 Great Places to Splurge for a Post-Show Meal
Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Sep 14, 2016

Going to see a show in the Theater District isn't just an activity, it's an event. Sometimes after a show, when you want to truly make an evening of it, one or two drinks won't suffice: you need to sit down for a honest-to-goodness fancy meal. Sure, the Theater District has no shortage of options, but which to choose? Here are our picks of five great restaurants for a post-show splurge!

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5 Places to Get a Quiet Post-Show Drink in the Very Loud Theater District
Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Sep 9, 2016

When it comes to finding a post-show drink, the Theater District has an abundance of options, but finding a bar where you can find a seat (and an acceptable decibel level for discussion) can prove a challenge. So here are our picks of five great establishments for a fun, but civilized, post-show drink!


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POLL: Who Do You Think Will Host the 2017 Tony Awards?
Show-Score | By Thea Rodgers | Sep 8, 2016

So, the Tonys were in June. It’s now September. Totally not too early to start thinking about next year's awards — right?

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When Was the First Time You Saw "Jersey Boys"?
Show-Score | By Show-Score Team | Sep 7, 2016

When a show runs for as long as "Jersey Boys" has (11 years this October), it has a fair amount of nostalgia attached to it. When we heard about its closing Tuesday night, our staff were shocked and spontaneously shared their own fond memories of seeing the show for the first time. Now we want to hear about yours!

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“AMERICAN IDOL” MEETS THEATER: The New York New Works Theatre Festival
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score CEO | Sep 6, 2016

50 shows start, 1 show wins...and you can get a ringside seat for $23!


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Clear Your Calendar! Broadway Week Is Here!
Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Sep 2, 2016

Want to catch a Broadway show, but having trouble affording tickets? Broadway Week is offering 2-for-1 tickets for 19 different Broadway shows, including "Aladdin," "Wicked," and "Something Rotten!"


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The Best Ladies' Bathrooms in New York City Theaters
Show-Score | By Show-Score Member Portia | Sep 2, 2016

This week, we wrote about the most beautiful theaters on Broadway and the Broadway theaters with the most amount of legroom. And now, Show-Score member Portia is here to share the best ladies' bathrooms found on Broadway — and Beyond!

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Tell Us Which Broadway Theaters Have the Most Leg Room!
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Sep 1, 2016

Yesterday, we rounded up our list of the 5 Most Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Broadway Theaters. But we all know that beauty isn't everything: arguably, comfort counts even more! Inspired by the vocal response on social media, we want your help answering the question: where can we find the most comfortable seats on Broadway? 

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Attention Students! Here's How You Can Score an Internship With One of NYC's Great Non-Profit Theater Companies
Show-Score | By Show-Score | Aug 25, 2016

Signature Theatre is hosting a FREE event next Tuesday, August 30 in NYC to help you indulge your passion for theater (and maybe get discounts, too)!

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This Website Offers Terrific Information About Theater Accessibility
Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Aug 24, 2016
Are you a theater lover who has special requirements as an audience member? Theater Access NYC might be just the resource you need!
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How to Get $30 Tickets to a Sold-Out Show: The Lottery
Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Aug 16, 2016

Looking to see a show, but can’t afford the regular box office or resale prices? With a little patience and some luck, a ticket lottery could be your answer!


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The Most Notorious Flop in Broadway History
Show-Score | By Thea Rodgers | Aug 12, 2016

We all know there’s no such thing as bad theater: just shows that you didn’t care for in particular. So when it comes to what is widely considered to be the biggest critical flop in Broadway history, we wondered if things would have turned out differently if Show-Score was around...

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9 Ways You Can Get Theater Discounts Just For Being Under 30 (Or 35!)
Show-Score | By Thea Rodgers | Aug 8, 2016

With 150 shows each night, there’s some serious magic happening Beyond Broadway that you just don’t want to miss. The good news is, if you’re weighing your wallet after trying to pay off your student loans, these Beyond Broadway theaters have you taken care of. Check out this list of deals for theater addicts under thirty—and a few for under thirty-fives, too!

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This New Site Takes You Down the Rabbit Hole of Your Favorite Musicals!
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score CEO | Aug 3, 2016

Just don’t say we didn’t warn you…

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The Show-Score Team Shares Their First Theater Experiences!
Show-Score | By Show-Score | Jul 15, 2016

We asked our amazing team of theater professionals about the very first moment that they fell in love with the stage! Check out what they have to say:

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Let's Talk Tonys 2017
Show-Score | By Raven Snook | Jun 27, 2016

The top 12 shows we're most excited to see this Broadway season (so far...) 

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Release Your Inner Drama Nerd at Theater Camp
Sponsored Post | By Camarin Wanamaker | Jun 27, 2016

Theater camp gave my child an opportunity I wish I'd had.

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Theater Etiquette: Tips for Taking Kids to a Show
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler & Raven Snook | Jun 23, 2016

Skip the movie and turn off the TV: it's time to take your kids to a show! We asked our resident parental expert, Raven Snook, for the scoop on how the whole family can enjoy a day at the theater.

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This Website Analyzes Every Single Line of the 'Hamilton' Score
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Jun 21, 2016

Did John Adams really call Alexander Hamilton a "Creole bastard"? How did the relatively obscure General Mercer end up getting a shoutout? This website has answers to all of the questions you don't even know you have.

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Pics, or It Didn’t Happen!
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Jun 16, 2016

We love reading your reviews, but now we want to see your Playbill pictures. We asked our Show-Score community what they’ve been seeing. Here’s a select few from this past week on Broadway and Beyond!

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This App Can Help You Win Hamilton Tickets
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Jun 15, 2016
This app will make sure that you do not throw away your shot to win "Hamilton" tickets. Read more...

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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