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January 24, 2019

The Top 5 Musicals of All Time

Have you ever watched something so compelling and thrilling that it kept you on the edge of your seat the entire time? With a combination of singing, dancing, amazing stories, and topnotch acting, musicals offer just that. Theater buffs and tourists alike flock to Broadway in New York City or West End in London to watch musicals, and here are five fantastic, award-winning shows that you should definitely catch live: Les Misérables This sung-through musical is based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name. Set during the French Revolution, it tells the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant who was imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his relatives, and his […]

Broadway Etiquette: Helpful Tips for First-Timers

You are not the only one. Most people get anxious when it’s their first time to do anything, too. Watching a Broadway show is no exception. To help you ease your way through this new experience, we’ve listed some tips on Broadway etiquette for you: Book in advance The most popular shows on Broadway sell out weeks, even months, in advance. So make sure you book your ticket ahead of time if you’re planning a trip to New York, more so if you want to see a particular show. You can now sign up at websites like Broadway Box or Playbill Club. These offer information and discounts on current and upcoming plays and musicals. Arrive […]

5 Musicals that Turned into Films

Stage-to-screen adaptations always get mixed reviews from audiences. Theater buffs have high expectations that film producers sometimes fail to live up to. Of all the musicals that were made into films, here are the top five that we love: Sound of Music Starring Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music is a tuneful, heartwarming story based on the life of the Von Trapp Family Singers. The musical that opened on Broadway in 1963 won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The film that was made in 1965 won five Academy Awards including Best Picture. Grease Grease, which is originally a raunchy and vulgar show depicting the lives of the working-class youth, was sanitized […]

3 Most Controversial Shows on Broadway

Broadway shows often push the limits of freedom of expression. Back when TV and movies had very strict censorship, the theater was already tackling issues like sex, homosexuality, drugs, religion, etc. Read on to know three of the most controversial shows on Broadway: The Book of Mormon From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes a satirical tale about two young Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda. They have a hard time reaching out to the locals who are more concerned with real-life pressing issues like poverty, war, and AIDS. The producers made use of humor and music to touch on these issues. Despite the controversy surrounding the show, The Book of […]