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Broadway Bigwig: Ranking the Top 50 Musical Theater Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Broadway Bigwig: Ranking the Top 50 Musical Theater Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

With The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Cats and now Sunset Boulevard on the boards, Andrew Lloyd Webber has made history, tying with Rodgers and Hammerstein's record of having four shows running at once on Broadway. The spotlight is on the British bigwig, so it seems fitting to look back on his incredible career and rank his 50 best ...

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Best of the Best: Broadway.com Picks the Top Five Shows of 2016

Best of the Best: Broadway.com Picks the Top Five Shows of 2016

Broadway.com editors are privileged to see all the Great White Way has to offer each year, and it’s no easy task to choose five favorites among the new musicals, glittering revivals and extraordinary plays. After mulling it over together, we present to you Broadway.com’s top five shows of 2016.

5. American Psycho
With its brash '80s vibe and ...

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The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Broadway Shows of 2016

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Broadway Shows of 2016

What's a better holiday gift than your Culturalist results for best show of 2016? Nothing, that's what! Whether it was an innovative revival or a brand new tuner, musicals dominated fans' top 10 lists for the year. Lucky for fans, there's a slew of musicals to look forward in 2017, from Miss Saigon to Amélie. To be sure, don't miss ...

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Hairspray Live! FAQ! Everything You Need to Know to Get the Beat Started

Hairspray Live! FAQ! Everything You Need to Know to Get the Beat Started

We can hear the bells! Following The Wiz, Peter Pan and The Sound of Music, NBC’s latest musical broadcast is almost here: Hairspray Live!. This musical is timeless to theater fans, and the starry live event is Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek’s Save the Date pick for the month of December. We’ve pulled together some frequently asked questions about the ...

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It's a Sign! Shopping for a History Lesson on the Baltimore Streets of Hairspray Live!

It's a Sign! Shopping for a History Lesson on the Baltimore Streets of Hairspray Live!

When Tracy Turnblad sings and dances down the streets of Baltimore in the NBC broadcast of Hairspray Live! on December 7, viewers can see some touching tributes on the storefronts of production designer Derek McLane's realistic street scene. When Broadway.com visited the set of the TV event on the NBCUniversal lot, we couldn't help but notice that tucked between ...

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The Doc Where It Happened! These 10 Moments from Hamilton’s America Blew Us Away

The Doc Where It Happened! These 10 Moments from Hamilton’s America Blew Us Away

We’ve been waiting for it! Hamilton’s America, the highly anticipated documentary chronicling the making of Broadway hot ticket Hamilton, aired on PBS on October 21, and Hamil-fans are talking about it non-stop. (Still haven’t seen it? Watch and play #Ham4Bingo here!) What began as an idea for a mixtape became the toast of the Great White Way, the hip-hop ...

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Don’t Throw Away Your Shot! Play Hamilton’s America Bingo When the Documentary Airs

Don’t Throw Away Your Shot! Play Hamilton’s America Bingo When the Documentary Airs

The documentary we’ve all been waiting for is finally airing this week! Hamilton’s America will take fans into the room(s) where the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary hit Hamilton happened. The documentary is set to air on PBS on October 21 at 9:00PM (you can also stream it here), which means those Friday night plans are already set ...

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Betsy Wolfe & Tracie Thoms on Playing the 'Lesbians Next Door' in Falsettos, Looking Like Their Mothers & Not Crying During 'Unlikely Lovers'

Betsy Wolfe & Tracie Thoms on Playing the 'Lesbians Next Door' in Falsettos, Looking Like Their Mothers & Not Crying During 'Unlikely Lovers'

Two of the most beloved supporting characters in modern-day musicals are “the lesbians next door,” kosher caterer Cordelia and internist Dr. Charlotte, in Falsettos. Introduced by composer William Finn in 1990’s Falsettoland (now the second act of the show), these strong and loving women serve as counterpoints to the angst surrounding lead couple Marvin and Whizzer. The brilliantly cast ...

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Blow Us All Away! Five Things Lin-Manuel Miranda Should Totally Do on Saturday Night Live

Blow Us All Away! Five Things Lin-Manuel Miranda Should Totally Do on Saturday Night Live

Live from New York, it’s the ten-dollar founding father! Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda will host Saturday Night Live on October 8, and we can't wait to see what he'll do. From battling it out with body double Cecily Strong to showing off his legendary claw machine skills, here are five things we’d be satisfied with seeing during his stint on NBC’s iconic ...

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They Got Rhythm! Meet the 'S Wonderful Dancers of Broadway's An American in Paris

They Got Rhythm! Meet the 'S Wonderful Dancers of Broadway's An American in Paris

In 1951, Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron danced and dazzled across the silver screen as their characters Jerry Mulligan and Lise Bouvier fell in love in the City of Light. Almost 65 years later, An American in Paris filled Broadway's Palace Theatre stage with swirls of vibrant color, sweeping audiences and critics off their feet and nabbing director/choreographer Christopher ...

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