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13 DIY Last-Minute BroadwayCon Cosplay Ideas
Jan 23, 2017

BroadwayCon is days away—and you still don’t have a costume. (Or you don’t have enough costumes—what’s a convention for theater people without a couple of quick-changes?) No sweat! Here are a few ideas that don’t require a wardrobe team to get you Broadway-ready.

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Broadway Songs to Pump You Up -- Chosen by You!
Jan 18, 2017

We turned your choices for best Broadway pump-up songs into an awesome Spotify playlist!

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What Broadway Songs Pump You Up? Help Us Make a Theater Fan Playlist!
Show-Score | By Carissa Chesanek | Jan 10, 2017

Nervous about landing that new job? Anxious about your upcoming date? Share the Broadway songs that give you that much-needed boost of confidence!

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10 Incredible Classic Leading Ladies
Show-Score | By Linda Buchwald | Jan 6, 2017

This season, Broadway will benefit from an embarrassment of riches of diva performances — Bette Middler in "Hello, Dolly!", Glenn Close in "Sunset Boulevard", Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in "War Paint". But before all of these, there were the original leading ladies of theater.

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"What Comes Next?": What the Original Cast of "Hamilton" Is Up To Now!
Show-Score | By Carissa Chesanek | Dec 29, 2016

“Hamilton’s” original cast pretty much made the founding fathers cool again. While they might not be rapping about politics anymore, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t keeping busy on and off the stage with their latest ventures!

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14 of the Most Iconic Broadway Show Posters
Show-Score | By Thea Rodgers | Dec 23, 2016

For a lot of us, collecting Playbills—or show posters—is a source of pride and nostalgia. They’re works of art in their own right! We've rounded up 15 of the most iconic show posters: which ones would you add?

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8 Broadway Leading Ladies Who Are Inspiring Us Right Now
Show-Score | By Steve Schonberg (@CntrOnTheAisle) | Dec 19, 2016

Broadway is full of incredible women, and these ladies are some of the most inspiring for their talent, beauty, and performances on stage right now.

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GIFT GUIDE: 11 Pieces of Awesome Broadway Show Merch
Show-Score | By Carissa Chesanek | Dec 16, 2016

Last-minute shopping is a regular song and dance with these gifts that bring the magic of the merch booth straight into your living room.

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11 Hunkiest Guys on Broadway Right Now
Show-Score | By Linda Buchwald | Dec 14, 2016

In an industry full of beautiful people, these hotties take the cake. The best part? You can catch them on Broadway TONIGHT!

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16 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Theater Lovers
Show-Score | By Lauren Pokedoff | Dec 5, 2016

Shopping for a musical-obsessed friend? A family member who's a total Hamilfan? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself! No matter the reason, these theater-themed gifts have got you covered.

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10 Broadway Holiday Albums for Your December Playlist
Show-Score | By Lauren Pokedoff | Dec 1, 2016

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to crank up your speakers and start jamming to some of the best holiday music performed by your favorite Broadway stars!

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26 Things Only Theater Kids Will Understand
Show-Score | By Thea Rodgers | Nov 11, 2016

"I can’t, I have rehearsal."

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5 of Broadway's Best Presidential Performances
Show-Score | By Christopher McKittrick | Nov 8, 2016
In honor of Election Day, let's take a look at five Tony-nominated presidential performances!

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5 More Tim Burton Films to Bring to Broadway
Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Oct 31, 2016

Between 2013’s production of “Big Fish” and the news that Alex Timbers is taking the reins of a musical adaptation of "Beetlejuice", Tim Burton’s movies seem to be having their moment on the Broadway stage.

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5 Great East Village Bars for a Post-Show Drink
Show-Score | By Linda Buchwald | Oct 25, 2016

When looking for a place to get a post-show drink, the main requirements are that it isn't too loud (so that you can discuss the show in detail), that it's not too far from the theater, and that it has decent drinks. And if you find yourself seeing a show at a theater in the East Village, these five places fit the bill.

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The 9 Most Interesting Things We Learned From "Hamilton's America"
Show-Score | By Linda Buchwald | Oct 24, 2016

From footage of Lin-Manuel working out the lyrics of "My Shot" to interviews with political figures like Barack Obama and George W. Bush, the "Hamilton" documentary has it all. These are the nine most interesting facts that we learned after watching!

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11 Times Idina Menzel Stole Our Hearts
Show-Score | By Thea Rodgers | Oct 19, 2016

She'll steal your heart...and fly away with it, too. 

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14 Broadway Songs for Getting Through a Breakup
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Oct 14, 2016

Breakups suck. Musicals can help. Get ready to cry, sigh, and ultimately move on with these 14 Broadway tunes.

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9 More Internet Cats That Should Make Their "Cats" Debut
By Samantha Dupler | Oct 12, 2016

Last week, Grumpy Cat made history as the first real feline to grace the stage in "Cats". Here are 9 more internet famous cats that should follow suit and make their debuts:

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The Seven Best Moments From Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosting SNL
Show-Score | By Linda Buchwald | Oct 9, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda made theater kids across the country proud when he hosted "Saturday Night Live" last night. Missed it? Don't worry: we've got the highlights!

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"Anastasia"'s Musical Teaser is Here — and These 5 (Non-Disney!) Animated Movies Should Hit the Stage Next
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Sep 20, 2016

New musical "Anastasia"—Hartford Stage darling and anticipated part of Broadway's spring lineup—just dropped their musical video teaser, and it's a nostalgia-soaked journey to the past.

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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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The 5 Most Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Broadway Theaters
Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Aug 31, 2016

One of the best things about seeing a show on Broadway is getting to spend some time in one of 40 glorious houses. But out of all of those eye-catching venues, which ones are the MOST glorious? Here are our picks for the most beautiful theaters on the Great White Way!


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You Can Catch These Beloved Broadway Actors on TV This Fall
Show-Score | By Thea Rodgers | Aug 16, 2016

If there’s anything we just as much as getting dressed up to go to the theater, it’s getting dressed down to hide under a blanket with a bucket of popcorn and the newest season of our favorite show. And this year, we barely have to choose between the two—some of our favorite actors are moving on to some of the coolest shows on TV this fall!


Save your seat on the couch for…

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'Try Acting Instead': 5 Things We Learned About How Critics Think From Matt Windman’s 'The Critics Say…'
Show-Score | By Thea Rodgers | Jul 11, 2016

Critics: can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. 

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