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  • 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...

  • Every seat in a Broadway theatre is a good seat. Whether you're in the first row of the orchestra or the last row of the balcony, you're seeing theatre magic and a captivating, dramatic, and sometimes musical story unfold on the stage in front of you. But there's a special magic to sitting in the orchestra, where you're right up close to the performers.If you're a first-time or casual theatregoer, you might not know the difference between orchestra seats and those in other sections, like the...

  • 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....

  • Most people know Jesse Tyler Ferguson as a screen star — he's certainly got the awards to show for it, having amassed four Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Emmy nominations for playing Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family. But did you know he's got a long theatre resume? He's appeared in nearly as many plays and musicals as TV shows in a variety of venues: on Broadway, off Broadway, and on the West Coast. Fittingly for a famous sitcom star, he usually takes on comedic roles, complete with...

  • 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...

  • Death of a Salesman

    Additional casting has been set for the latest Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman starring Tony Award winner Wendell Pierce and Tony nominee Sharon D Clarke. The show runs at the Hudson Theatre from September 19 to January 15, with an opening night on October 9.Delaney Williams of The Wire (which Pierce also starred in) joins the cast as Charley, alongside Blake DeLong as Howard/Stanley, Lynn Hawley as The Woman/Jenny, Grace Porter as Letta/Jazz Singer, Kevin Ramessar as...

  • 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...

  • Photo credit: Paradise Square (Photo by Kevin Berne)

    Paradise Square will play its final Broadway performance at the Barrymore Theatre on July 17. At the time of closing, the production will have played 23 previews and 108 performances. Get Paradise Square tickets on New York Theatre Guide.Paradise Square takes place in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan in 1863. Irish immigrants and free Blacks once lived together in harmony and drank, debated, and danced at the titular tavern. But when the 1863 draft arrives and excludes Black people from...

  • Photo credit: Beanie Feldstein in Funny Girl (Photo courtesy of production)

    Beanie Feldstein will be the greatest star in Funny Girl on Broadway for three more weeks. Feldstein will depart from Funny Girl on July 31, moving up the previously scheduled departure date of September 25. Funny Girl is at the August Wilson Theatre. Get Funny Girl tickets on New York Theatre Guide.In an Instagram post shared on her social media, Feldstein said: "Playing Fanny Brice on Broadway has been a lifelong dream of mine, and doing so for the last few months has been a great joy and true...

  • 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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