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Broadway Week 2017 Is Here: Grab Your 2-for-1 Tickets Now!
Show-Score | By Show-Score | Jan 5, 2017

On sale now: 2-for-1 tickets to hit shows like 'Dear Evan Hansen', ' Great Comet', 'Wicked', and more!

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Score a Ticket to Any of These 3 Trending Shows for Less Than $30!
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Dec 22, 2016

Sometimes, amazing live theater can cost less than a movie ticket... even in New York City!

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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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Give the Gift of Theater With These Amazing Holiday Ticket Deals
Show-Score | By Christopher McKittrick | Dec 13, 2016

Whether you're a local theatergoer or just visiting, no one should get stuck paying full price for great shows this holiday season. Here is a sampling of ticket discounts and gift ideas available this season—including a special Show-Score Broadway offer!

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Kids' Night on Broadway: Kids 18 and Under Can See These Shows for FREE
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Dec 6, 2016

On February 28th, kids 18 years old and under can see any of these participating shows for FREE if they're accompanied by a full-paying adult. Grab your tickets now!

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Another Great Way to Share Your Content on Show-Score...For Free!
Show-Score | By Tom Melcher, Show-Score Founder and CEO | Nov 18, 2016
Do you have a show listed on Show-Score? Read on to discover these exciting new features for your show page: videos, photos, news, and more! Read more...

Everything You Need to Know to Enter Every Broadway Digital Lottery
Show-Score | By Samantha Dupler | Nov 16, 2016

Which shows offer them? What time do they open? How do you enter? You've got questions, and we've got answers!

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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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How to Avoid the Crowds, Naked People, and Elmos in Times Square When You're Heading to a Show
Show-Score | By Raven Snook | Oct 8, 2016

These "secret" passageways in the Theater District will help you avoid the jam-packed avenues the next time you're in the area.

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Can You Eat at a Broadway Theater?
Show-Score | By Linda Buchwald | Oct 6, 2016

Part of seeing a show, at least for me, involves careful consideration of food options. Should I eat before? After? Will I need a snack at intermission? And really, most importantly, can I eat at the theater?

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Every New Yorker's Favorite Stop for Half-Price Theater Tickets: TKTS
Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Sep 30, 2016

Want to check out a last minute Broadway or Off-Broadway show for 20-50% off? Hop in line at TKTS!

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Want 2-for-1 Tickets? Off-Broadway Week is Here!
Show-Score | By Show-Score | Sep 28, 2016

Now through October 9th, you can snag 2-for-1 tickets to dozens of Off-Broadway shows, including top-scoring favorites like "Avenue Q", "My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis", and "Cagney"!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...