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  • Part of the classic New York theatregoing ritual is going for pre- or post-show grub. Be it just drinks or a full lunch or dinner, complete with dessert, there are plenty of restaurants and bars to try near any theatre in New York. It can get overwhelming to decide between them, though, and sometimes, they're all booked up. Why not save yourself the decision-making — and the stress of getting to the show on time after your meal — and have your meal right at the theatre?In addition to regular...

  • The 'Six' queens on why history needs to be remixed

    Welcome to the historemix! Global phenomenon Six is taking the world by storm — from premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to becoming a West End hit to launching a North American tour with stops in Chicago, Cambridge, and St. Paul to finally opening on Broadway.Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss while studying at Cambridge University, the musical reclaims the narrative for the king's wives, casting them as a feminist girl group who belt power ballads about what really happened before...

  • Noma Dumezweni

    Noma Dumezweni is a little bit magical. Sure, she's playing Hermione Granger, that type-A witch who is the literary heroine of women everywhere, in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but Dumezweni herself possesses a certain je ne sais quoi. Her co-star Jamie Parker, who plays the titular boy who lived, likens her to a Patronus (that positive projection of a person's inner hope and love). When asked what type of magic she'd love to wield, Dumezweni said she simply wants the power to calm...

  • Tam Mutu in Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    Tam Mutu, like many of us, is feeling like the world is a bit surreal at the moment. From contracting Covid-19 back in March to spending time in the hospital to quarantining at home, the Moulin Rouge! The Musical star hasn't been able to process the past month or so. Mutu was one of the early patients in the theatre community, and he hopes his experience conveys the gravity of the situation."I feel like this is a time for people to come together and not be selfish and to be supportive and to be...

  • We love women. We love plays. And we really love plays written by women. While there have not been nearly enough female-written and led plays on Broadway — those that have made their Great White Way debuts are pretty badass (as you can expect).Learn all about the female playwrights of Broadway below. Get tickets to a Broadway show on New York Theatre Guide. ## Adrienne Kennedy At 91, Adrienne Kennedy finally made her long overdue Broadway debut. She's not a new playwright by any means, though —...

  • The women of Broadway are consistently breaking barriers and leading the next generation of dramatic creators. From taking on dual work as both director and choreographer to winning a Pulitzer Prize two times, these women are redefining the way we work in theatre spaces and the art we consume.You might not always know it because they're not on stage, but there are iconic women behind some of the most famous elements of beloved Broadway shows, from the puppetry of The Lion King to the stylized...

  • We don't know about you, but when times are hard, we like to turn to videos from The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (also known as the Jimmy Awards). Why? Because they have everything we love about musical theatre: relentless enthusiasm, unbridled talent, and more Jean Valjean duets than you thought possible.As a salute to the Jimmy Awards, we've compiled performances from 15 past-contestants-turned-Broadway-stars. We hope you'll sing along, pass the time, and join all of these...

  • Everybody has a favorite Disney film that they've watched time and time again. So when you see the Disney magic brought to life on a Broadway stage, it's a mesmerizing experience. In recent years, Disney films such as The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, and Newsies have all enjoyed a new lease of life musicals, and there's even more Disney musicals you can see now on Broadway.Disney musicals on Broadway and Disney shows are jam-packed with catchy tunes, colorful costumes, and a lot of heart. Here are...

  • This year's Tony Awards nominations have been announced. Unlike the Oscars, where you can easily watch most of the nominated films, the Tony Awards are different. The nominees include multiple shows that have already closed and limited-run shows that not many people will get to see.Luckily, this year, you can still see many of the Tony-nominated performances. Read on to learn about these master performers and why they are worth a trip to Broadway.Get tickets to a Tony-nominated show on New York...

  • By Matt ChislingI can admit that Jennifer Nettles has blown me away three times in my life. The first moment? When I sat in the audience while she took to the stage of the Ambassador Theatre for a gutsy, whimsical turn as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway. The second? When I sat in a sold-out Nashville arena while her Grammy Award-winning band, Sugarland, proudly declared that everyone — regardless of race, gender, or sexuality — were welcome and loved at their shows. The third moment came just...

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