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Mulan the Musical to Perform at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square's Extreme Sleepover This Weekend
Theater-loving families need look no further for something extraordinary to do this weekend! MULAN THE MUSICAL comes to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square this Friday, Jan. 4, for a special “Extreme Sleepover” event. (read the story...)

Gift Guide for Theatre-Lovers: The Ultimate, Last-Minute, Seriously Helpful Christmas Countdown
It’s down to the wire and still, you’re coming up dry for your coveted collection of friends who adore all things theatre. So to help your pedal-to-metal final lap around the holiday track, here are a handful of savvy solutions to your stage-struck shop-a-thon. Get ready to be a star gifter! (read the story...)

Holiday Stages, Big Apple-Style - Theatres Citywide Are Aglow With a Fa-La-La of Fan “Fare”
Lights galore? Check. Nip in the air? Check. Awesome store window displays? Check. Trees, Menorahs, sumptuous treats? Check. And for theatregoers of all generations, the greatest thrill of all: a happy and hearty Santa-sized list of New York holiday shows to savor and share! (read the story...)

The Ultimate Family Holiday Tradition Comes to Broadway: A Christmas Story, The Musical
For 15 years, fans of Ralphie Parker’s warm-hearted quest for a Red Ryder BB gun in a fictional Indiana town have gathered in front of TBS for its annual 24-hour marathon of the cult holiday classic A Christmas Story. Now, just in time for the holiday season, A Christmas Story, The Musical has arrived at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (read the story...)

Holiday Bonanza: The Theatrical Compendium
This year’s collection of nostalgic holiday shows is stirring joy and excitement in the hearts of theatregoers young and old. Reserve your tickets now for one, two (or a few!) of winter’s most festive theatre stocking stuffers! (read the story...)

A Celebration of Talent at the World’s Most Star-Studded Theme Park: Broadway!
And while I cannot guarantee you’ll see Al Pacino (taking a break from Glengarry Glen Ross) tossing back an espresso in a Starbucks, I can assure you that the current roster of Broadway productions has something for everybody and, if you choose wisely, you’ll leave the theatre with amazing memories and more Tweets than an aviary. (read the story...)

Billy Ray Cyrus: Painting Chicago Red Hot for Its 16th Birthday
And for theatregoers at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre, this is where it gets really good, because the dapper dude spotlighted center stage playing man-about-town/lawyer-at-large Billy Flynn is a real-life Billy—singer/songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus making his premiere entrance on the Great White Way in true “life-imitates-art” fashion. (read the story...)

Tickets Available for This Weekend's Performances of Wicked
WICKED has ticket availability and great seats for all the following upcoming performances this weekend. (read the story...)

Becoming Chaplin: Leading Man Rob McClure Talks About Creating the Silent Film Legend on Broadway
A few years ago, Rob McClure knew relatively little about Charlie Chaplin. Now, in the new musical Chaplin, he turns himself into the early cinematic giant every night at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre as if he was a lifelong scholar. (read the story...)

Caught in the Web: Spider-Man's Reeve Carney Keeps Audiences Captive (and Breathless!)
Look up! Look right. Wait, left. Whatever you do, don’t blink! You might miss the torpedo-speed, web-slinging, head-to-toe spandex-clad superhero whizzing past you. That’s right, you’re sitting in the coveted pulse-raising flying circle of Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, so be prepared to surrender yourself to two-and-a-half-plus hours punctuated with acrobatic flips, zip lines, motor pulls, and assorted other techno-physical special effects (read the story...)

Halloween Theatrics, Gotham-Style: Strange, Provocative, Scary...Interactive
Transylvania may be home base for legions of mythic movie monsters, but New York City is fright (and fun) central in the weeks leading up to—and following—the Eve of All Hallows. Below are a sampling of what’s in store should you have the guts to go bobbing for Big Apple thrills on the murky side of Manhattan! (read the story...)

It’s Playtime on the Great White Way!
If you’re reading this, you’re theatre-going timing couldn’t be better: previews and openings are swooping into Broadway theatres like mythical birds, each with high-profile celebrities riding their wingspan. In short, here is a sample of the shows and stars you can be among the first to see this season. (read the story...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL offers killer Halloween packages at Times Scare
Off-Broadway’s sellout sensation SILENCE! The Musical is celebrating Halloween with special combo package deals for all performances through November 4th at the new Elektra Theatre at Times Scare, 669 Eighth Avenue (at 42nd St.) (read the story...)

Rock of Ages’ Rocktoberfest kicks off with Military Appreciation (To)Night!
The five-time Tony Award-nominated hit musical Rock of Ages celebrates the 4th annual month-long Rocktoberfest celebration with parties and prizes throughout October, culminating in the first-ever Fan Appreciation Night on October 29. (read the story...)

Comedienne Andrea Martin To Perform at 54 Below, Oct. 9-11
Tony Award winner Andrea Martin will play a three-night engagement of her show “Andrea Martin: Laughing Matters” at 54 Below October 9, 10 and 11 at 7pm. Seth Rudetsky (Sirius XM Satellite Radio, The Ritz) will join Andrea at the piano. (read the story...)

A: Firing On All Cylinders - Q: What is NYC’s Theatre Scene Doing This September?
Building on Broadway’s musical success stories over the past two years—Book of Mormon, Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and long-running champions such as Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, The Lion King, and the grandfather of them all, Phantom of the Opera (inching up on its quarter century celebration in 2013)—is the new fall season, led by showbiz rags-to-riches-to-scandal dazzler Chaplin (official opening 9/10), with Rob McClure in his breakthrough, tour de force performance as the Little Tramp. (read the story...)

As Fall Approaches, It’s Transition Time On and Off-Broadway
It’s a given: the New York theatre-scape is always in flux—sometimes in a good way, sometimes not so much. Still, from mid-August to mid-September there’s breaking buzz almost every day involving newsworthy entrances and exits. (read the story...)

New York International Fringe Festival 2012 Runs August 10-26
From August 10 through August 26, the sixteenth edition of the New York International Fringe Festival -- aka FringeNYC -- takes over multiple theatres located Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. Bearing the title of “the largest multi-arts festival in North America,” it reigns as the summer event for those Manhattan insiders and visitors whose radar is set to home in on all things creative, cutting-edge, and off-the-wall. (read the story...)

Election Year Heats Up for Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and Its Slate of New Stars
Towards the end of Act I in the current revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, James Earl Jones, as former President Arthur Hockstader, unleashes his bold face baritone on the line, “I tell you there is nothin’ like a dirty, low-down political fight to put the roses in your cheeks.” (read the story...)

Phillip Boykin of the Tony-Winning Musical Revival, The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess
There is murder, music, dancing, joy, fear, gambling, racism, religion, and poverty on Catfish Row, the main setting of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. There is also one of musical history’s most emotional love triangles. (read the story...)

Insider Alert: Summer Equals Showtime - From Broadway to Al Fresco Performances, Entertainment Escalates When Temperatures Soar in the Big Apple
Let’s begin with the latest round of newcomers to join two of Broadway’s super successes from the past season: Clybourne Park and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. (read the story...)

Nice Work If You Can Get It - A Retro Musical Feast That Proves to Be Absolutely “Delishious”
Nice Work If You Can Get It’s arsenal of star power doesn’t stop delivering the goods -- or cases of bathtub gin, as the plot dictates -- with its headliners. The show’s main comic foils are played by Michael McGrath and Judy Kaye. (read the story...)

Silence! The Musical - Ingenious Parody of a Big Budget Cult Film? Nirvana for Twisted Theatre Fans? Or Both?
Silence! The Musical is a tuneful romp through the whackadoodle psyches of two serial killers (Dr. Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter and Jamie “Buffalo Bill” Gumb), and the rookie FBI agent, Clarice “haunted by memories of her deceased papa” Starling, determined to ace her first official assignment. (read the story...)

Spiegelworld, the Big Show in the Little Tent, Transports Audiences to a Bygone Era, One Spectacular Act at a Time
Spiegelworld has made its Big Apple return pitching its “heritage” mirrored 440-seat Belgian spiegeltent and 2012 edition Empire in the thick of Times Square for a 15-week engagement. (read the story...)

Summer Spectacular: Big Apple Shows Custom-Made for “All in the Family!!”
You watched the Tony Awards (and if you haven’t, my live blog of the event will get you up to speed tout de suite), so you know who won what for the 2011-2012 Broadway season. And -- assuming the shows you most desire to see are still running (some, alas, are long gone limited editions) -- summer here in New York is known as prime time for scooping up the primo seats on the Great White Way. (read the story...)

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