What Did Broadway’s Book of Mormon Get Wrong

What Did Broadway’s Book of Mormon Get Wrong

By anyone's estimation, The Trey Parker and Matt Stone creation, The Book of Mormon, has morphed into a theatrical sensation. It has received heavy acclaim for its comedic take on the Mormon missionary experience. Those outside of the Mormon faith could be left wonderin ...

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Bootlegs of Full Broadway Shows Available on YouTube, Tumblr

Bootlegs of Full Broadway Shows Available on YouTube, Tumblr

I know you've seen those FBI warnings that run on the front end of DVDs, warning of the dire consequences of recording and distributing a movie. Have you ever seen one of those go up on a Broadway stage just before the curtains part? Of course not, but there is always a ...

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Exploring $30 Tickets of HIPTIX & MTC’s 30 Under 30

Exploring $30 Tickets of HIPTIX & MTC’s 30 Under 30

Nurturing the love of theatre in the next generation of theatre goers should be high on the priority list of theatres across the Great White Way. If you aren't pumping new blood into seats, your audience will ultimately shrink and vanish with the times. The essential pr ...

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Are Broadway Previews Worth Skipping Opening Night?

Are Broadway Previews Worth Skipping Opening Night?

Its a bit redundant to describe a Broadway preview performance as one that rolls out before the show's official opening. That should be common knowledge. But the better question is, does a preview performance deliver the same caliber of performance as those post-opening ...

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Why is Russell Crowe so Reviled in ‘Les Miserables’?

Why is Russell Crowe so Reviled in ‘Les Miserables’?

Oscar winner Russell Crowe is generally revered by most as a highly talented actor having starred in award winning films such as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man. However, his performance in the smash hit film adaptation of Broadway's Les Miserables seems ...

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Profiling the Best College Theatre Programs

Profiling the Best College Theatre Programs

There are certainly no shortage of theatre programs both nationally and internationally, but there are a few that standout amongst the rest. Below is a list compiled of some of the greatest theatre programs and what each has to offer. California Institute of Arts ...

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Do Critic Reviews Make Or Break a Production on Broadway?

Do Critic Reviews Make Or Break a Production on Broadway?

The role of the traditional theater critic has significantly evolved over the last decade. While there are some individuals who heavily rely on critical reviews prior to venturing out to sample a new Broadway production, many others have strayed from the traditional cri ...

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Shows that Changed the Fabric of Broadway

Shows that Changed the Fabric of Broadway

Broadway is littered with shows that either have been and currently are extraordinary. However, there are some shows that have truly altered the fabric of Broadway in major ways. We each have our own ideas about what shows should make the list, but here is a list of a ...

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Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Amber Riley Star in ‘Hair’ at Hollywood Bowl

Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Amber Riley Star in ‘Hair’ at Hollywood Bowl

The previously announced upcoming production of Hair at this year's Hollywood Bowl will star Kristin Bell a Sheila, Hunter Parrish as Claude, and Amber Rile as Dionne. They will be joining a cast that includes Jenna Ushkowitz as Jeanie and Beverly D'Angelo as Mom. The p ...

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Are Hollywood Stars Ruining Broadway?

Are Hollywood Stars Ruining Broadway?

Who doesn't love a Hollywood star? An entire tabloid industry has been built around them. They spearhead films that gross billions at the box office each year. Usually, their lives seem a little brighter than our own (unless you happen to be looking at Lindsay Lohan). L ...

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