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Theater Bloopers—When Scenery Goes Wrong
Show-Score | By Gavin Whitehead | Aug 16, 2017

Look out! One theatergoer shares his story of falling scenery.

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Seeing Yourself Onstage: “The Heidi Chronicles”
Show-Score | By Carey Purcell | Aug 14, 2017

Is that art imitating life, or vice versa?  A night at “The Heidi Chronicles” gives one theatergoer a fascinating perspective on her own journey.

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Why the Play "Wit" Made Me Cry So Hard
Show-Score | By Carey Purcell | Aug 14, 2017

Some plays hit us harder than others. One theater lover describes her very personal response to “Wit”.

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The Night I Saw Hugh Jackman (From the Very Last Row)
Show-Score | By Nathaniel Rogers | Aug 9, 2017
Most people avoid sitting in the back row. But for one theatergoer, the back row proved how talented Broadway stars really are.
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The First Time Shakespeare Made Sense
Show-Score | By Hailey Bachrach | Aug 3, 2017

When did Shakespeare's plays "click" for you? One theatergoer shares her journey to understanding The Bard.

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Broadway and Belief: My Faith and My Life in the Theater
Show-Score | By Amy Sapp | Jul 24, 2017
One theater fan explores how her faith impacts her love of theater...and how her love of theater impacts her faith.  Read more...

Was “The Fantasticks” As Good in 2017 As It Was in 1960?
Show-Score | By Douglas Gray | Jul 18, 2017
"The Fantasticks" has bid farewell to the NYC stage. Douglas Gray shares his family's 57 year journey with the little musical that could.
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How I Transitioned from Political Science to Broadway
Show-Score | By Amy Sapp | Jul 17, 2017

How did one theater fan with a penchant for politics transition to a life working on the Great White Way?

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Diva Alert! Keala Settle Melts Our Faces in "The Greatest Showman” Trailer
Show-Score | By Mark Blankenship | Jul 7, 2017

Make way for the bearded lady.

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I Wasn't Expecting to See Myself in 'Pipeline'
Show-Score | By Mark Blankenship | Jul 7, 2017

Which shows have showed you something true about your own life? Let's discuss them here.

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Community Theater Was Basically My High School Sport
Show-Score | By Leah Thomas | Jul 7, 2017

You don't need to be an athlete to learn the lessons of team sports. Just sign up for community theater!

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Almost No One Speaks the Language. How Do They Perform the Show?
Show-Score | By Doug Strassler | Jul 5, 2017

"Amerike – The Golden Land" is a currently running musical performed almost entirely in Yiddish. How do these non-Yiddish-speaking actors do it?

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BREAKING: “The Greatest Showman” Team Completes the Daring #TrailerTrapeze
Show-Score | By Kate Leggett | Jun 27, 2017

You may have heard about "The Greatest Showman", the new movie musical taking the theater world by storm that chronicles the life of circus legend P.T. Barnum. But have you heard of a #TrailerTrapeze? Today, the film's stars - who include Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Keala Settle in a breakout role - wow-ed the Twittersphere with a social media stunt that would have made P.T. proud.

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Member Spotlight: Catherine 6062
Show-Score | By Christopher McKittrick | May 22, 2017

Catherine 6062 is a lifelong theater fan and a Show-Score member with an eye for helping our community!

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Member Spotlight: Jeff B 6072's Broadway Window Card Collection
Show-Score | By Ronni Krasnow | May 8, 2017

Like many Show-Score members, Jeff B 6072 has a passion for collecting. His item of choice? Broadway window cards. 

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Lights of Broadway Collector Profile: loliveve43
Show-Score | By Robbie Block | May 4, 2017

Since Show-Score joined the Lights of Broadway Community, we have met some amazing collectors, many of whom are our members! Meet loliveve43, a fan of the theater and "light catching".

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Member Spotlight: AmyAmyAmy63 a Prolific Theatergoer
Show-Score | By Chris McKittrick | Mar 21, 2017
Seeing 208 shows a year is no small feat! This member does just that practically EVERY YEAR. We sat down with AmyAmyAmy63 to see just how she does it, and what inspired her to see so much theater! Read more...

Member Spotlight: How Daniel Saw a Show in Every Broadway Theater
Show-Score | By Linda Buchwald | Dec 22, 2016

Show-Score member Dan Q likes a challenge. This year, he challenged himself to cross every Broadway theater off his list. Here's how he did it.

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Announcing Our London Contest Winner — and How You Can Win 2 Hamilton Tix!
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Nov 11, 2016

Meet Tyler, the winner of our West End Weekend contest, and get the scoop on our latest prize — the chance to win two tickets to "Hamilton"!

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Member Spotlight: Portia’s Ambitious Quest... To See EVERY Shakespeare Play in One Year!
Show-Score | By Anna Marr | Oct 13, 2016

Sword fights, love crusades, adventures by sea: all quests worthy of Shakespeare. But that’s nothing compared to Portia’s journey.

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How Show-Score's Top Two Members on the Leaderboard Fell in Love with Theater...and Each Other!
Show-Score | By Maisa Chiang | Sep 23, 2016

Show-Score's two most prolific members see a lot of theater—together! Read on to learn more about this amazing couple and how theater fits into their lives and their relationship.

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Member Spotlight: How Jason Gave His Theater Students The Best Gift Ever: A Video Message from Leslie Odom, Jr.
Show-Score | By Anna Marr | Sep 7, 2016

Theater teacher Jason traveled from Texas to the Tony Awards, and he sent his students a treasured video to prove it!

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Member Spotlight: How Patrick Gets to Interview Broadway Stars Like Lin-Manuel Miranda!
Show-Score | By Maisa Chiang | Aug 23, 2016

Ever wonder what it's like to start your own theater podcast? Meet Show-Score member Patrick 6085, who did just that! Read on to find out what his journey was like, and even pick up a few tips.

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Member Spotlight: Ilana's Journey from Theatergoer to Theater Maker
Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Aug 12, 2016

Show-Score member Ilana Simons seems like a New Yorker with a full plate. She's a psychologist with a wide practice, and until this year, she scratched the art-making itch by creating short animations (one of which even screened at Sundance!) But after a lifetime of enjoying theater at the avant-garde edge, she's decided to leap into the messy, communal, theatrical fray by creating a piece of her own.  

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