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BroadwayGirl NYC A passionate observer of all things theatrical, @<a href="Http://">BroadwayGirlNYC</a> via her <a href="">blog</a> and on Twitter has helped to lead the way of interaction between fans, shows, industry insiders and performers in the brave new world of Showcial Networking. Her unique and positive take on Broadway has broken news, gossip and has helped to shine a light on the ever-growing presence of all things theatrical on Twitter and beyond to her thousands of followers. Along with constant updates, she also pioneered the extremely popular #SingleOnBway campaign which brought together theatre fans in a new and unique way, setting up 'blind dates' as part of a ticket giveaway.



BroadwayGirlNYC: Taking Kids to the Theatre
March 9, 2012

This week I got an email from a theatre-loving mama named Liz who asked me for tips on taking her little ones to the theatre. I immediately referred her to my twittering colleagues at @BroadwayWorldJr and @MamaDramaNY, who dedicate their feeds to reviews and advice for theatre-going families. Then I started thinking about my own experiences going to the theatre with kids, and my own childhood being taken to the theatre. I realized that, even though I don't have kids myself, I actually have a lot of thoughts on the subject! So I decided this week's column would be dedicated to my tips - not only on how to best take a child to the theatre, but also how to nurture a child from a young age to grow up loving it as much as you do.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Pop Culture & Broadway
February 18, 2012

Pop culture and Broadway. They have a long history together. However, there remains a divide - brought into the spotlight in recent days after Randy Jackson, for the umpteenth time, dismissed a contestant on American Idol as "too Broadway" for the competition. Broadway's stalwarts didn't take it lying down, with Betty Buckley leading the charge. And she was right: It's time for shows like American Idol to embrace what the public already has: musical theatre has exploded out of its niche and become a mainstream form of pop entertainment.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Picks for February
February 8, 2012

Happy February!! Eager to get a jump start on booking up your calendar for the month? Since no one can be everywhere at once, here are my official BroadwayGirlNYC picks for the month of February.

BroadwayGirlNYC: My Broadway Awakening
January 22, 2012

Once upon a time, believe it or not, I was as much an Indie Rock girl as a BroadwayGirl. This is the story of the surprising journey back to my Broadway roots.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Premature Death for Bonnie & Clyde
January 2, 2012

Today I write a love letter to Bonnie & Clyde. I don't generally use this space to for theatrical reviews, which are meant to guide readers toward the shows they must see. But Bonnie & Clyde closed this week, which means my thoughts won't - can't - influence anyone in regard to buying tickets. So let's consider this not a review, but a love letter to a show I absolutely adore… which I feel was never given a chance.

BroadwayGirlNYC: 2011 Holiday Gift Guide
December 20, 2011

Make a list, check it twice… or just use this one! It's time for the Broadway Holiday Gift Guide by BroadwayGirlNYC. These are my picks from the annual BC/EFA Catalog of Giving (which includes the bonus of gifting goodwill to those in need!), plus my favorite offerings from the shows currently running on Broadway!

BroadwayGirlNYC Picks: Holiday Events!
December 8, 2011

December means the holidays, and the holidays mean lots of special events in the world of Broadway! For an extensive list, BroadwayWorld's calendar has all multiple options for every day of December and beyond. Since no one can be everywhere at once, here are this holiday season's official BroadwayGirlNYC picks for the best of NYC theatre events! (On December 12, you'll have to flip a coin.)

BroadwayGirlNYC: Thank YOU
November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! I've loved spending this year with you, and it seemed only fitting to share some specific thanks, along with the stories that inspire them. I'm so thrilled to be heading into the Winter and continuing another amazing theatre season, along with all of you.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Don't (Always) Believe the Hype
November 17, 2011

In pondering buzz, I've realized something that surprises me: I often have a better time at shows that have been reviewed as 'bad' or 'mediocre' than I do at productions that have been called the greatest thing to come to Broadway in years. Bottom line: sometimes going in with low expectations can lead to a surprising night of entertainment.

Becoming @BroadwayGirlNYC... Again
November 10, 2011

Have I been a bad BroadwayGirl? Before November 5, the last show I saw was Sister Act in September, which at the time was the last production I needed to see before I could celebrate the fact that I'd been to every single show on Broadway.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Broadway Halloween!
October 29, 2011

In honor of the most theatrical holiday, I want see your #BwayHalloween costumes and hear how you're using theatre to inspire your spooky celebrations. Please tweet me photos of your costumes & parties (from this year AND past years!) -- and on November 3 I'll be sending out a Halloween Broadway prize pack with items from at least 20 different Broadway shows.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Outside the Theatre
October 20, 2011

Broadway is more than just the theatres. Broadway is an industry, yes -- but also an energy; a culture; a way of life. Here are the spots to which I turn on the days I can't afford a ticket; or when I'm on my way uptown but want an infusion of theatrical energy; or on a night after a show when I'm just not ready for the evening to be over.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Joe's Pub Reopens
October 10, 2011

In October 1998, Joe's Pub opened at the Public Theatre near Astor Place in New York City. Thirteen years later, it's an institution -- and this week it opened again.

The Top 100 Theatre Tweeters You Must Follow on Twitter - 2011 Edition!
September 27, 2011

Last year, I wrote one of my most popular columns ever: the 100 Theatre Tweeters you MUST follow. Ever since, I've been getting emails from both new and veteran tweeters, asking me when I might update the list. And as new shows emerge and new actors, directors, creative teams, and Broadway fans join our favorite social networking site, it has become clear that last November's list has become outdated. So, I bring you to the new & improved Top 100 Theatre Tweeters you MUST follow on Twitter!!

BroadwayGirlNYC: Undiscovered Cast Albums
September 15, 2011

My iPod is packed with showtunes: according to iTunes, I could listen to cast albums for almost two weeks non-stop without ever repeating a song. And yet I continue to purchase more all the time. Recently I've found myself mining the depths of Broadway history, diving into popular shows from decades past as well as some that weren't quite so well received, and learning to savor the intricacies of recordings made long before the digital era.

BroadwayGirlNYC: #BwayConfessions
September 10, 2011

This week I introduced the hashtag #BwayConfessions. Hundreds of fans (and stars!) posted their confessions. Some are moving, and others are hilarious; some contradict each other while others echo each other eerily. Many involve secret dreams... and a satisfying number take pride in dreams-come-true. Here are the confessions of Broadway fans everywhere! Some of the confessions are moving, and some are hilarious; some contradict each other while others echo each other eerily. Some are adorable and innocent; a few are on the darker side. Many involve secret dreams... and a satisfying number take pride in dreams-come-true. The below are a few of my favorites. I hope you're as amused, touched, and inspired by them as I have been. And don't forget to tweet your own #BwayConfessions or leave them in the comments below.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Broadway on YouTube
August 31, 2011

What a weekend for the Broadway community: Every single Broadway & Off-Broadway show was canceled, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene. Even with the theatres closed, I knew it was going to be Broadway that got me through the storm. Here, a selection of my favorite Broadway-related YouTube videos.

BroadwayGirlNYC: On My Broadway Bookshelf
August 18, 2011

When I'm not at a show, I keep my eyes and brain busy by learning as much as I can about Broadway from my favorite books on the subject. My current favorites range from fiction to memoir to history. Here are the books that I'm currently keeping close by.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Late to the Show
August 11, 2011

You may have seen my tweet this week as I tried to refrain from hyperventilating on a subway platform: 'It's 7:55 and I have an 8pm theatre ticket and the subway won't come and I am FREAKING OUT!!!' There is no panic like the panic of being late to a Broadway show.

BroadwayGirlNYC: HAIR on the Brain
July 28, 2011

How in the world do Broadway actors do it? I'm talking about the music: how do they sing through the same cast album so many times in a row and be able to get it out of their heads when they're done? I'm plagued by an album-long earworm: the 2009 Revival Cast Recording of one of the greatest musicals of all time: HAIR.