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WEEKLY DEAL ALERT: $10.94 for Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Nights

Every week we scour the web to find the best musical theatre deals on cast albums, videos, sheetmusic, tickets, merchandise and more, but many items are available at these great prices for a limited time only, so grab them while you can…

$10.94 for Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Nights

 

Get the deal!

(Or get it for Kindle for $7.69)

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In honor of #theatrethursday, your list of the top 50 Broadway musicals of all time

We asked and you responded. Here’s a list of your all time favorite Broadway musicals, in no particular order:

  1. Les Miserables
  2. Rent
  3. The King and I
  4. Sunday in the Park with George
  5. Wicked
  6. Guys and Dolls
  7. Sweeney Todd
  8. Ragtime
  9. West Side Story
  10. In the Heights
  11. Phantom of the Opera
  12. Into the Woods
  13. Next to Normal
  14. Cats
  15. Parade
  16. Company
  17. Chess
  18. A Chorus Line
  19. Man of La Mancha
  20. Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  21. Rocky Horror Show
  22. The Music Man
  23. My Fair Lady
  24. Mame
  25. Jersey Boys
  26. The Last Five Years (technically off-Broadway, but enough of you voted for it that I had to include it)
  27. Candide
  28. The Drowsy Chaperone
  29. The Sound of Music
  30. Spring Awakening
  31. Little Shop of Horrors
  32. The Wiz
  33. Miss Saigon
  34. Hair
  35. Billy Elliot
  36. Gypsy
  37. Assassins
  38. Rock of Ages
  39. Hello Dolly!
  40. Cabaret
  41. The Lion King
  42. Hairspray
  43. Grease
  44. Avenue Q
  45. South Pacific
  46. Evita
  47. The Producers
  48. Pippin
  49. Chicago
  50. Dreamgirls

Is your favorite not on the list? Add it in the comments below!

Win a pair of tickets to see Memphis on Broadway!

Win a pair of tickets to see Memphis on Broadway on Friday, October 2 and write us a review of the show for the blog!

To enter to win, just comment below, tweet @broadwaymusical or email why you want to see the show!

Please note: I reserve the right
to make edits to the winner's 
review. Winner will be chosen
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announced on Monday, September 
28 on the blog, 
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September is Back2Broadway month – tons of awesome events!

Our friends over at ILoveNY have been busy preparing for what they’ve dubbed Back2Broadway Month. Watch their video and check out some of the awesome events:

Sirius XM Radio “Live on Broadway” Lunchtime Concerts
Sept 16th, 23rd and 30th - 12 pm
Inside the Times Square Information Center on 7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets

Star Chats
Sept 9th (Joe DiPietro, Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman) at Marriott Marquis
Sept 23rd at Sardi’s Restaurant
Sept 30th at TheTimesCenter
All Star Chats will take place at 5:30 pm
RSVP with the date you’d like to attend

Karaoke
Sept 10th, 17th and 24th - 5 pm
Broadway and 7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets

Open House Theatre Tours
Sept 12th: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Broadway Theatre and Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Sept 19th: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Richard Rodgers Theatre, and Winter Garden Theatre
Sept 26th: August Wilson Theatre, Majestic Theatre and Minskoff Theatre
All tours will take place from 10 am – noon

Broadway on Broadway concert
September 13th - 11:30 am
Times Square

Kids’ Night on Broadway – Kids Go Free!
Sept 15 and 16

Insider View Post-Show Talkbacks
Sept 15, 22 and 29 immediately following evening performances of Billy Elliot the Musical, Burn the Floor, Chicago, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Next to Normal, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, The Royal Family, Shrek:The Musical, Superior Donuts, The 39 Steps, The Toxic Avenger, West Side Story

Broadway Dance Studio
Sept 18 and 26 - 5 pm
Duffy Square, Broadway and 7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets

Broadway Tweet-Up via Twitter
September 22 - from 12-2 pm

“Broadway Salutes”
September 22 – 4 pm
Duffy Square, Broadway and 7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets

The 23rd Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction
September 27
Shubert Alley, West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

Locations and more details are available on the I Love NY website.

Is anyone out there working on a Michael Jackson show for Broadway?

I have no Broadway connections (sadly) and get messages from people all the time who hope I do. These have varied from Julie Andrews autograph requests, to resumes/headshots/reels or pleas that I help get someone’s show produced on Broadway. I usually just write back a polite email wishing them the best of luck and lamenting the fact that I’m a nobody just like them.

Today I got an adorable email from an 11 year old named Spencer, and just feel horrible that I have to write back saying I can’t do a thing for him, so I thought, why not put it on the blog? Maybe some big shot working on a show will run across it on the interweb and Spencer’s dream can come true.

So without further ado, here’s the email. (If you’re someone working on the show email me and I’ll get you Spencer’s address.)

Dear to whom it may concern, my name is spencer and i am 11 years old. I am a big fan of broadway and movies and music and i was surfing the web yesterday when i came across that michael jackson’s thriller was supposed to be on broadway early january. Since I am somewhat of a big fan of michael jackson I just wanted to share some of my ideas:

Michael Jackson meets a girl and perhaps to flirt with her he sings “the way you make me feel” and then she leaves him in a few weeks and he sings “billie jean” (the name of the girl can perhaps even be, Billie Jean)  and then perhaps he meets another girl named anne and falls in love and sings smooth criminal. Then he realized he wants billie jean back and he goes on falls in love with billie and they live happily and then one day they come out of a film and michael explains that he is not like other guys and then he turns into a “monster” and sings the 1# hit, THRILLER!!!! let me know what you think and i look forward to hearing from you!

love, spencer

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