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Beyond Broadway: Ten Reasons to Go Off-Broadway

August 20, 2013
Broadway is the undisputed hub of theatre in the United States, and, many would argue, the world. But just beyond the Great White Way, there are a ton of smaller theatres with a trove of riches to discover. Off-Broadway shows can be just as entertaining, thought-provoking, and innovative as Broadway ones, and many times more so due to reduced commercial pressure, more intimate settings suited to experimentation, and the flexibility that comes with lower running costs. Some of the greatest Broadw... [Read more]
See below for a full list of winners. Another year, another great Broadway season, and another eagerly anticipated Tony Awards ceremony. This year's show featured a bunch of thrilling performances, some touching (and some funny) acceptance speeches, and the amusing charm of host Neil Patrick Harris. His first number, which wondered out loud what it would be like if life were more like Broadway, featured cameos by stars like Patti LuPone and Amanda Seyfried, and his final song recapped the night'... [Read more]
Look below for full lists of nominees by category and by show. The nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards were announced today by Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, Promises, Promises) and Jim Parsons (the upcoming revival of Harvey, TV's The Big Bang Theory), and one of the season's critical favorites, Once, leads the pack with 11 nods. The new Gershwin musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick (The Producers, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Kelli O'Hara (The L... [Read more]

Springing Up on Broadway

March 27, 2012
As we thaw out from the chill of winter and as New York City's tourism heats back up, Broadway is gearing up for the crowds with a slew of new shows. There are 14 new productions opening in April alone (to give you some perspective, there are only 40 Broadway theatres in total). Spring is always a fertile time for Broadway partly because the deadline for Tony Award eligibility looms (this year, it is April 26th). Producers hope that by debuting so close to the Awards, that they will be fresh, ob... [Read more]

Smash Files #1: Show People

January 31, 2012
  Welcome to the Smash Files, where I'll discuss the musical theatre dream that is the hit NBC television series Smash. Check back for updates and info on this exciting new show as it relates to the theatre world! Broadway fans are about to get Smashed. We haven't been this excited about a television series since Glee brought showtunes into the mainstream (memorable covers include Rachel's and Kurt's rendition of "Defying Gravity" from Wicked and Mercedes belting out "And I Am Telling You I... [Read more]