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  • Paradise Square

    Paradise Square is the second-most Tony nominated show this season (alongside MJ The Musical) with 10 nods. Led by Tony winner Joaquina Kalukango (who won Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical), Paradise Square is based on true events from a part of New York history that not many Americans know about. The musical is set in 1863 during the Civil War, in Lower Manhattan's Five Points neighborhood. This real-life neighborhood used to house free Black Americans and Irish immigrants, who...

  • Hadestown

    Anaïs Mitchell first conceived Hadestown as a concept album based on classical Greek myths before turning the songs into a full-fledged musical. The basis remained intact: Two myths of troubled couples — Orpheus and Eurydice, and Hades and Persephone — are retold with jazz and folk music and placed in a contemporary industrial setting. Mitchell's interpretation, with plenty of creative liberty, uses the myths to talk about greed and unethical labor, but also the enduring power of...

  • We've all walked out of a musical awed at the actors' powerhouse singing, humming the show's catchy tunes, and running to add the complete score to our playlists. They're called musicals for a reason! But also...can we make "danceicals" a thing? While the music is (obviously) key to the greatness of a musical, you've probably also found yourself marveling at a gravity-defying leap or intricate, fast-footed steps on stage. In plenty of Broadway musicals, dance is king. Or queen, in the case of...

  • Chicago

    Don't get us wrong — we love to lay on the couch as much as the next person. But it's also super important to move for a bit each day. And what better way to exercise than with dance moves worthy of a Broadway stage? We've compiled 12 step-by-step videos from Broadway choreographers and dancers that'll help keep you moving, grooving, and singing while you're waiting to see your next show! By then, you'll be practically dancing in your seat right along with the performers.Watch this while you...

  • Everyone knows Sarah Jessica Parker for her iconic turn as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. She's demonstrated talent, style, spunk, and success to countless women who watched her. But none of that would have happened if she didn't get her start on stage. And if you've seen her perform live — or simply follow her multi-award-winning acting/producing career — you know that she demonstrates that same spunk and success in real life, too.If you haven't seen Parker onstage, now's your chance....

  • The Lion King

    As Father's Day approaches, we turn to the stage fathers — and father figures — who show their fierce love and strong bonds for their children, blood relation or not. Some teach a surrogate child how to break in a baseball glove, while others give a young lion the courage to seize back his kingdom.No matter how they show their affection, these stage dads prove there are all kinds of patriarchs. The love they give and lessons they teach make us want to hug our own dads — and celebrate all he's...

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Back in 2003, Denis O'Hare won a Tony Award for playing Mason Marzac in Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out. For its Broadway revival at the Hayes Theater, Jesse Tyler Ferguson is stepping up to the plate.When asked if following in O'Hare's footsteps made him nervous, Ferguson immediately gave an emphatic "Yes," a response I didn't expect from the seasoned actor. After all, between his 10+ years playing Mitchell Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family and his 25-year New York stage career, he has his own...

  • In his 40-plus years in the business, Matthew Broderick has shown there's nothing he can't do. From Ferris Bueller's Day Off to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, he's demonstrated range on both stage and screen and seemingly rose to icon status without really trying. (See what we did there?) We know he works hard, of course, but the natural talent he brings to every role makes it seem effortless.Long story short, whether you know him as a movie star or a two-time Tony winner, you...

  • Beetlejuice set

    There's something a little bit spooky about Beetlejuice. Sure, the titular Ghost with the Most haunts the Maitlands' house with progressively grander hijinks. And of course, emo teenager Lydia leans into the undead of it all in the musical based on the iconic Tim Burton film. But things got a little eerie off stage as well, as set designer David Korins witnessed.Korins initially crafted the show's set for the Winter Garden Theatre, where Beetlejuice opened in 2019. Now, the musical has moved to...

  • Photo credit: Ain’t No Mo’ at the Public Theater (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    Jordan E. Cooper will star in his own play, Ain't No Mo', on Broadway this fall. Ain't No Mo' begins previews at the Belasco Theatre on November 3, ahead of an official opening on December 1.Ain't No Mo' explores the values of Black lives and what would happen if Black Americans left an unjust country behind. In a 2019 review of Ain't No Mo' at the Public Theatre for New York Theatre Guide, our critic said: "The loose - very loose - premise of the tale is that black people - more specifically...

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