Explore behind the scenes of New York's longest running Off-Broadway theater.... more
A cultural landmark since 1924, Cherry Lane Theatre has been a vibrant hub of American theater history. The Downtown Theater movement, The Living Theater, and Theatre of the Absurd all took root here, and famous artists, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Lorraine Hansberry, Sam Shepard, and Edward Albee, all came through the playhouse.
Guided by Co-Producing Artistic Directors Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, you will tour both the Mainstage and Studio theaters, backstage, and the green room - where all the artists hang out.
Hear the stories, learn the secrets, and experience how the legacy continues.
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 1700s.... 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 theater 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.
If you love visual art, and you love theater, then this tour is your dream come true!... more
On your guided stroll through the galleries, you’ll learn about the links between theater and great works of art by Renoir, Degas, Picasso, Seurat, Carvaggio, Sargent and others. Your guide is a fourth-generation stage performer with summa cum laude degrees from Northwestern in theater and art history, and an experienced arts educator.
The tour lasts 90 minutes, with extensive walking. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Suitable for art lovers of all ages.
The tour price includes express admission to the various Met museums, all exhibitions and a Museum Store discount for the tour date and two days thereafter.
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.
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 Jennifer Ashley Tepper for an in-depth exploration of this season's exciting City Center Encores! shows.... more
Before setting foot in the historic City Center to see “Grand Hotel" and “Me and My Girl,” learn the secrets behind each production that will inspire you to enjoy them all the more.
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.
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!
Wine and showtunes? Yes, please! Come unwind with us as we un-cork our inner theater geek at Broadway 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 theater-loving facilitator will show us how to paint an image inspired by a particular Broadway show - 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.
"En garde!" Live out your swashbuckling fantasies. Joe Isenberg, an award-winning fight choreographer and director, will teach you a fight scene using classic shows and movies as inspiration.... more
Once you've mastered the routine, you'll have the option to capture it on video. If you've ever fantasized about the pirate life, wielding a lightsaber, or quoting Inigo Montoya with sword in hand, this is the activity for you! Bring a friend for your dueling partner or make a new one at this class.
Learn how “Mean Girls” (the movie) inspired the Broadway version!... more
If you’re excited about “Mean Girls” on Broadway, you need to see (or re-see) the original movie.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) has a state-of-the art movie theater with very comfy seats in Chelsea. Plus, it’s really easy to get to!
We’ll be joined by a special guest from the current Broadway show, who will explain the links between the movie and the stage, and answer your questions. And then we’ll “roll film!
Enjoy “My Fair Lady” on the big screen and learn about the Broadway revival!... more
As an intro to the movie, a member of the Broadway revival’s creative team will explain the links between the movie and the upcoming stage revival.
This amazing movie is NOT available for streaming anywhere online, so this is a rare opportunity to see it in the way it was designed to be enjoyed.
Because regular screenings of this film usually sell out fast, we’ve arranged a special exclusive screening for Show-Score members!... more
If you’ve never seen an “NT Live” movie before, then you’re in for a treat: the National Theatre in London really knows how to film a stage production so that it feels and sounds as if you were there.
Imelda Staunton (“Gypsy,” “Vera Drake,” the Harry Potter films) stars, along with Tracie Bennett (“Hairspray”) and Janie Dee (“Comic Potential,” “Carousel”).
“The Band’s Visit” is one of this year’s big Broadway hits, but many people don’t know that it started life as a movie.... more
Learn about the path from screen to stage and then enjoy the movie in its original big screen format in a room full of fellow theater fans.
You’ll love the state-of-the art (and comfy) movie theater at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Chelsea. Plus, it’s really easy to get to!