Learn the true difference between Broadway and Off-Broadway. Revel in the secrets hidden in plain sight in some of Broadway's most famous theaters.... more
Your expert tour guide will explain how a show is created from the first rehearsal to opening night and all of the craziness in between.
Utilizing iPads chock full of rarely seen photographs and videos from years of research, tour-goers will see Broadway's past and present merge before their eyes.
On this exclusive “Hamiltour”, you’ll stroll along Alexander Hamilton’s sidewalks and explore “the revolution happening in New York” in the 1700’s.... more
In addition to seeing the historical sites from the musical, you will hear never-before-heard stories and secrets from the creation of the record-breaking musical. Culminating at the gravesite of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, you’ll leave even more obsessed with “Hamilton”!
Every night when thousands of audience members leave each Broadway theater, a nightly ritual takes place unseen by most: the setting of the ghostlight.... more
Join Show-Score and Broadway Up Close as we explore superstitions still held by theatre folk everywhere.
Your expert tour guide will explain some truly spooky sightings: acrobats, costume designers, playwrights, actors, and even a priest! Utilizing iPads chock full of rarely seen photographs, news clippings and videos from years of research, tour-goers will understand how Broadway's present remains haunted by its past.
Join the NYPL's theater curator for a behind-the-scenes tour of the fabulous collection at Lincoln Center. A must-do for theater fans!... more
The New York Public Library has the world’s leading collection of theater history. Join Doug Reside, the library’s theater curator, for this fascinating dive into its treasures. You’ll be able to get up close to priceless artifacts from shows like "West Side Story," and see other objects that are rarely on display. Best of all, you’ll be able to have all your theater history questions answered by a true expert.
Get the inside scoop on Sardi’s, the epicenter of Broadway life since 1921. Explore the place where famous shows started, classic movies were filmed, and iconic caricatures were drawn.... more
Since 1921, Broadway legends have come to Sardi’s Restaurant to open shows, make deals, and get their caricatures drawn for the wall of fame. No wonder movies and TV shows like “Glee” and “The Muppets Take Manhattan” filmed here when they needed authentic theater flair. In the Sardi’s Tour, you get a backstage look at the restaurant, covering everything from the deals that were closed at the bar to the caricatures that were stolen by rabid fans. All tours are led by a longtime Sardi’s staffer, which means your guide will have a few eyewitness stories that you won’t hear anywhere else.
Every Saturday thru November 18 at 10:30am
If you are a theater fan, and are curious about Jewish influences on NYC theater, then join us for a tour of the historic Actors' Temple!
In this tour, you'll learn all about the Temple's famous members and get an insider's view of its fascinating and beautiful galleries. The tour is led by Rabbi and Cantor Jill Hausman, a former singer and actress, who will lead a lively discussion about Jewish influences on Broadway and beyond.
Join Frank Rizzo, Variety theater critic and Yale School of Drama lecturer, for an in-depth look at Lin-Manuel Miranda and the creation of the musical "Hamilton."... more
Frank offers a fresh and personal perspective of the show, from its beginnings as a "concept album" to its "landmark musical" status. You will learn why “Hamilton” is considered a “landmark musical”, and not just a "rap musical”. Frank will explain the show’s evolution from concept album to full-fledged production, and compare critiques and interpretations of its various show-stoppers.
How do Broadway shows make money? Get the answers and the inside scoop from Jessica Genick, a well-known producer of ten Broadway shows.... more
We’ve heard that the best way to make a small fortune on Broadway is to start with a larger one. But how true is that joke? In this Salon, you’ll learn how Broadway shows raise investment capital, generate revenue, and spend the money. You’ll learn lingo like “wrap”, “recoup”, and “points”, and how shows go from an idea and a few songs into a juggernaut (or failure). Bring your questions, and expect interesting answers that will spark engaging discussion.
Broadway Producer Jessica Genick leads this Salon about "Come From Away". Learn all about the development of the hit Broadway musical and its thrilling journey to Broadway.... more
Jessica Genick, who has produced 10 Broadway shows, shares exclusive backstage stories that will enhance and enrich your theater going experience. Did you know that "Come From Away" had four previous productions—and one concert—prior to its arrival on Broadway? The story of how "Come From Away" was created is worthy of its own Broadway musical!
We’re partnering with “Wicked” to give our Broadway fans access to "Behind the Emerald Curtain".
"Behind the Emerald Curtain" is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the show led by two Broadway cast members. Even if you haven’t seen “Wicked”, you’ll be fascinated by the details and complexities that go into a major Broadway production. Your guides will take you through the creative process of a Broadway show, giving first-hand accounts of the birth of a new musical.
Shake it to Broadway's hottest hits in this high energy, low pressure movement class taught by a professional choreographer. You'll learn routines from your favorite musicals while you're burning calories, and even if you've never danced before, you'll be grooving in no time.... more
Have you ever watched an amazing Broadway dance routine and thought, "How did they do that?" Well now you can find out in this 60-minute class... and do it yourself! In Broadway Bust a Move, a top-notch choreographer will take you through the steps of a favorite musical theater number. No matter your fitness level (or how many left feet you have), you'll be able to join the fun. Can you think of a better way to burn calories? It's like Zumba with show tunes!
Wanna throw a punch like a Broadway pro? Attend this stage combat class and cool down afterwards with a FREE drink at a nearby bar! This 90-minute class is fun and active AND teaches you to kick some butt in the safest possible way.... more
Since the class is led by Joe Isenberg, an award-winning stage combat instructor, you'll not only learn how to fight like a trained actor, but also discover inside secrets of how performers make their battles look so real. No experience is necessary: just come ready to move (and wear comfortable clothes and shoes good for movement.)
Discover your creative spark! Live your Saturday Night Live dreams in this adults-only improv class.... more
You'll play the same improv games that the great comics do. Led by Berkeley theater games expert Alex Curtis, this beginners workshop is the perfect way to unleash your creative energy, and laugh...a lot. Afterwards, we'll kick back and laugh some more at a nearby bar (first drink included!).
Wine and showtunes? Yes, please! Come unwind with us as we un-cork our inner theater geek at Show-Score Sip N' Paint.... more
We’ll provide the drinks, the art supplies, and the showtunes. You come ready for fun! Join us at the “The Paint Place” on the Upper West Side, where a fun-loving facilitator will show us how to recreate a famous Broadway poster or character - all you have to do is sit down and unwind with a glass (or two!) of wine. No artistic skills required!
Bring a group of friends or come by yourself - either way, you’ll leave with a masterpiece to call your own and some new theater friends.
You and your family can throw punches like a Broadway star! A professional fight director will teach you real stage combat moves.... more
This 90-minute class is fun, active, and safe for anyone ages 8 and up. You'll learn kicks, punches, tucks, rolls, and much more, and you'll also get an inside look at how professional actors make their onstage battles look so real. Award-winning fight director Joe Isenberg will guide every move, so this is the best way to have a family feud!
Have a blast playing drama games with your family in this super fun and interactive class!... more
Attend this 60 minute drama games class and have the opportunity to be anything you want to be! You'll have so much fun playing games and working collaboratively to create scenes and enact original stories. Alex Curtis, our fearless leader, comes to us with a BA in Theater & Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company. An experienced teacher, Alex has taught drama to students of all ages and he can't wait to share the spontaneity and delight of playing with you!
Can't wait to see "The Greatest Showman"? Now you don't have to!... more
Because Show-Score is home to the most passionate theater fans, we got an EARLY SCREENING of the next great movie musical. Join us Monday evening, December 18 (two days before the official premiere!) and celebrate your love of theater with the ultimate fan club.