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The Savvy Audience Guide to the New York Musical Festival (NYMF)
Show-Score | By Mark Blankenship | Jun 14, 2017

If you like new musicals, you'll love the New York Musical Festival, running from July 10 - August 6. Catch dozens of in-development shows and be the first to see the next big thing. 

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Free Summer Theater in NYC (2017 Edition)
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Catch Shakespeare plays and much more outdoors without spending a penny.

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Everything You Need to Know About Broadway General Rush Tickets
Show-Score | By Christopher McKittrick | Dec 19, 2016

Beginning with Rent in the mid-1990s, theaters have sold discounted General Rush tickets to Broadway theatergoers. While you have to be willing to wait until the day of the performance to buy them and there are a few restrictions, the reward of super cheap tickets can’t be beat!

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Ladies Night!
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Nov 30, 2016

There's no better way to celebrate your girlfriends this holiday season than with a night of musical theater! So leave the kids and hubby at home and gather your ladies for dinner and a show!


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What To See This Thanksgiving on Broadway and Beyond!
Show-Score | By Linda Buchwald | Nov 21, 2016

Are you visiting New York for Thanksgiving? Do you have family coming into town? These shows are the perfect way to celebrate, either because they involve lots of food, family, or, in some cases, actually take place during the holiday.

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Strong Women On Stage
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All of these shows pass the Bechdel Test.

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Best Bets for Under $50
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Tickets to these high-scoring shows are always under 50 bucks!

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Take the Kids
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The best shows for toddlers and kids playing in NYC. Be sure to check the descriptions to find out if a specific production is right for your particular child.

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15 Can't-Miss Shows For the Fall 2016 Broadway (and Beyond!) Season
Show-Score | By Linda Buchwald | Sep 7, 2016

The best thing about fall isn't the weather, back to school shopping, the changing leaves, or even pumpkin-flavored everything. No, the best thing is kicking off a brand new theater season — and this season promises a lot to look forward too! Need help narrowing down what to see? Here are 15 shows that we think will be worth your time, chosen because of the cast, creative team, advance buzz, or all of the above.

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Shows with Lottery/Rush
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Catch a big-name show without breaking the bank by trying to snag last-minute ticket deals. Rush seats are sold at the box office, but you can often enter lotteries online.

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90 Minutes or Less
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All of these shows are short and sweet. Just an hour and a half...or less!

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Spectacular Solo Shows
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One person. One stage. One night of unforgettable theater. 

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Beyond Broadway: A Tourist's Guide
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'Hamilton' actually started Off-Broadway as did classics like 'Rent' and 'A Chorus Line,' so you may be catching the next big thing. 

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Best Broadway Shows for Out-of-Towners
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From long-running crowd-pleasers to recently opened hits, these Broadway blockbusters are beloved by the Show-Score community. 

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Closing Soon!
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It's your last chance to catch these top-rated shows before they shutter.

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The Immersion Experience
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Don't just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Get in on the action at these immersive productions,

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Prepare to be Satisfied by this List of Upcoming "Hamilton"-tastic NYC Events
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Jul 7, 2016

From singalongs to trivia nights, the New-York Historical Society is bringing you the Summer of Hamilton. Check out the full list of events!

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Buy Now, Thank Us Later
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Shows we predict are about to be a hot ticket.

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Star-Spangled Broadway: See These Top Shows for Just $40!
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Jun 29, 2016

This 4th of July weekend, you can catch any of these eight top-scoring Broadway shows for just $40! So celebrate America with liberty and theater for all.

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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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Date Night at the Theater
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The best shows to see for your buddingor full-bloomromance. 

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R is for Raunchy
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Leave your inhibitions at the door.

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Black Shows Matter
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Powerful black stories on the Great White Way...and beyond.

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