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  • London and New York City have many similarities, but its really the differences between them that make each city unique. While Londoners have got Hyde Park, The Royal Family and a nice cup of tea, New Yorkers have amazing pizza, huge skyscrapers and the world's best bagels.When it comes to theatre, these cities have one thing in common: they both have some of the best shows and talent to offer. That, and the fact that you can still see The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, or The Lion King in...

  • You know what makes us feel happy in times of great uncertainty and fear? Musical theatre. There's nothing like hearing the sweet melodies of "The sun'll come out tomorrow" from Annie or "You are not alone" from Dear Evan Hansen to keep our spirits lifted and make us feel like we're all in this phase of social distancing together. Here's some of the most comforting and uplifting song lyrics from an array of our favorite musicals to share the love and light."Tomorrow" from Annie"The sun'll come...

  • You may have read it in her autobiography or seen it on screen, but since 2019, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical has showcased Tina Turner's life onstage. Adrienne Warren won a 2020 Tony Award for shaking a tail feather as the rock icon, and Nkeki Obi-Melekwe is the latest actress to recreate Turner's powerhouse vocals and high-stepping dance moves. But when you squeeze a 50-year career into a three-hour musical, some things have to give, right? As it turns out, not all that much.Tina is a very...

  • MJ The Musical isn't beating it anytime soon! The Broadway show about the life of Michael Jackson has extended its ticket availability through April 9, 2023. Get MJ The Musical tickets now.MJ The Musical takes place during rehearsals for Jackson's 1992 Dangerous World Tour, where an MTV reporter has arrived to film a documentary about him. As he speaks to the reporter and rehearses his songs, defining moments from his childhood and music career come to life, showing how he went from a child star...

  • Immersive theatre is a type of performance that breaks the "fourth wall," — the invisible divide between performer and audience member. So when attending an immersive show, you won't be seated and watch the action take place on a stage neatly in front of you. Instead you'll be surrounded by and be a part of the action. Immersive theatre stimulates all five senses, and many immersive shows feel almost like an exhibition in a museum where you can touch and interact with the art.With the rise in...

  • Little Shop of Horrors is currently scaring and thrilling audiences at the intimate Westside Theatre off Broadway. Night after night, the man-eating plant Audrey II opens its gaping maw to the audience, threatening to eat up everyone in sight. "You can feel the delight," said How to Get Away With Murder star Conrad Ricamora. "I love when there's kids in the audience, because there's such delight around the puppet, even though there's terror as well."Ricamora has loved Little Shop of Horrors ever...

  • Theatre and New York are pretty much synonymous; you truly can't have one without the other. And now that Broadway marquees are lighting up Times Square again after 18 months, take a look back at some Broadway fun facts, New York theatre milestones, and more with our New York Theatre infographic. Read more about the history of Broadway.Get tickets to a Broadway show on New York Theatre Guide.

  • If you've ever wanted to hear Michael Jackson's biggest hits impeccably sung live, then MJ the Musical is the show for you. MJ uses Michael Jackson's best-known songs (and some deep cuts) to tell the story of the King of Pop from his childhood stardom in the Jackson 5 to his historic solo career as an adult. MJ won four Tony Awards, including Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Myles Frost as Jackson.Whether you're a casual Michael Jackson fan or a Moonwalker, there's something in MJ for you. MJ...

  • The Collaboration

    In the 1980s, Jean-Michel Basquiat was an up-and-coming street artist living in New York City, and he had a world-famous landlord: pop artist Andy Warhol. Basquiat was Black, Warhol was white, and they had a 30-year age difference. But they became close friends, partying and collaborating on multiple paintings together. That Odd Couple-esque friendship will be dramatized on the Broadway stage this fall with The Collaboration, written by Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten and directed by Kwame...

  • It's a banner year for new Broadway talent. For the 2022 Tony Awards, 68 nominees are first-timers, and of those, 40 are nominated for their Broadway debut, according to a Broadway News report. These newly minted honorees are scattered among many of this year's top shows, such as Best Musical nominees A Strange Loop, Six, and MJ The Musical.However, there's a particularly large concentration of first-timers — six of them — in Paradise Square, another Best Musical nominee that's tied for the...

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