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  • With an adorable yet formidable young cast, sci-fi thrills, and plenty of '80s nostalgia, Stranger Things turned the streaming world upside down in 2017 and hasn't stopped since. The show sees a group of young friends uncover supernatural mysteries — including a whole alternate dimension called the Upside Down — in their small town of Hawkins, Indiana. The first half of its fourth season premieres on Netflix on May 27, with the other half coming out July 1.But that's not the only way this...

  • If we're not at the theatre, we're still getting our musical fix thanks to movie musical adaptations. In recent years, film adaptations of Cats, Les Misérables, and Aladdin have raked in millions of dollars at the box office — with even more movie musicals coming to the big screen.And with the success of movie musicals (The Greatest Showman, anyone?), there are even more musicals getting the big-screen treatment. Here's a complete list of all the upcoming movie musical adaptations.Out...

  • Pulitzer Prizes

    The Pulitzer Prize. It just sounds fancy and prestigious. And it is: The Pulitzer Prizes are some of the most coveted awards in the arts, which of course includes theatre. One excellent show per year gets the sought-after prize, and amid all the great theatre that premieres each year, winning a Pulitzer puts a playwright and/or composer in a very special category of people.This is true especially if they've won other awards: There's a special variation on the already-rare EGOT honor (given to...

  • Going to the theatre can be a thrilling experience for first-timers, but even veteran audience members might need a reminder of the dos and don'ts. Here, we'll pull back the curtain on proper theatre etiquette and share a few insider secrets.Get tickets to a Broadway show on New York Theatre Guide.Arrive on time.Unlike on-demand entertainment, plays and musicals have an unmovable start time. If you're late, you will have to wait until an appropriate break in the action — or even intermission —...

  • It takes two to make a showstopping duet. From "Suddenly Seymour" to "For Good," there are plenty of musical theatre duets for every mood and every pair of singers. Whether you're isolating with a roommate, sibling, or significant other, have some epic singalongs with this roundup. And of course, you can always simply sing both parts on your own.<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" loading="lazy"...

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    As Frank Sinatra sings, if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. While you probably know the classic musicals by heart, many Broadway shows don't make it. In fact, only a third of the shows produced on Broadway (about 40 new ones a year) actually turn a profit. These facts make it all the most impressive that some shows have lasted an astounding 30 years and counting!Many of the titles on the list of the longest-running Broadway shows below might be familiar from Times Square...

  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    Turn on the Top 40 radio or your throwback rock playlist, and you might just hear... showtunes? Pop music on Broadway isn't a new phenomenon, with jukebox musicals like Mamma Mia!, featuring the songs of ABBA, fueling the craze years ago. But now, there's a whole host of Broadway shows that feature pop music, from classic Motown tunes to '80s and '90s hits to chart-toppers from the last decade. Whether you're an original cast album fan looking for something different or a pop music junkie that's...

  • There's no bad seat at the theatre. No matter where you sit, you're able to experience the stellar performances and well-crafted designs your chosen show has to offer. Some seating sections are touted as "better" than others, but really, the "best" seat is a matter of each audience member's preference. Check out this guide to help you determine which seating area is best for you.Get tickets to a New York show on New York Theatre Guide.What are orchestra seats?Orchestra seats are on the ground...

  • While many actors, writers, and directors have egos, only a few have the coveted EGOT: at least one each of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. You've probably heard the term EGOT before, maybe from watching 30 Rock, in which Tracy Jordan buys an EGOT necklace and sets out to win all four awards, reigniting the culture's obsession with the trophies.But what does it mean and which theatre artists have one? Here's a look at what it means to win an EGOT, who has won one, and who almost has.Get...

  • Flying Over Sunset

    What do a former conservative congresswoman, an Old Hollywood movie star, and the author of a book you read in English class have in common? In the 1950s, all three of them did LSD. No, you're not hallucinating; you read that right.The 1950s are remembered as idyllic and buttoned-up now, but the psychedelic drug was legal then, and Aldous Huxley, Cary Grant, and Clare Boothe Luce joined the movement at its high. And Flying Over Sunset, the new Broadway musical at Lincoln Center Theater, imagines...

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