People Are Getting YouTube Information on A Steady Rain Right Now

ytIt is amazingly easy to get all sorts of pieces of information on Broadway shows online. People can learn about the latest shows and even get tickets online. The premiere of A Steady Rain has particularly brought in some new interest as people are looking for information online with regards to this appealing show.

People can get information on this and other Broadway shows on YouTube. This could be one of the most impressive developments for people to explore.

What People Use YouTube For

Many videos will compete to get YouTube views with one another but only the best videos will get all those YouTube views. These include videos that are heavily supported by those who post them and contain all the information that people deserve to get out of them.

In particular, people often use YouTube for information with regards to getting many highlights of different shows. These include special scenes from all sorts of shows like A Steady Rain and even interviews and behinds the scenes footage relating to the show. This information can be very enticing to those who want to learn more about any shows.

YouTube Provides Reviews Too

People can also go online to get reviews of different shows on YouTube. These reviews can come from not only the general public but also from various people in the arts media who have access to different rehearsal performances and shows. They can get plenty of access from these sources on what to watch for and what makes certain shows so interesting.

This is a fascinating point about Broadway that is worth discovering. Sometimes the reviews can make or break a show’s performance at the box office. A Steady Rain has gotten very strong reviews and many of them can be found on YouTube right now. Of course, the same positive reviews cannot be said of everything that is out on Broadway at this moment but it always helps to at least see what’s out there.

People Can Learn About Listings Too

In addition, YouTube often has information on where different Broadway shows are playing. Many videos can have information on the theater that A Steady Rain is in among many other theaters that are all around Broadway. These places are often just as important as the shows themselves because of how historic and influential these theaters have become over the years.

In particular Broadway listings can be highlighted based on the showtimes and ticket information that can come with these Broadway listings. This information has to be checked on YouTube among other places because tickets to see A Steady Rain have been known to go fast. It is not too unusual for shows to sell out even with their prices being as they are. In fact, some showtimes are known to sell out months in advance while others won’t sell out until minutes before the show starts.

Sometimes these listings may also be posted based on the number of different satellite websites as well. Of course, it always helps to check many places in order to get up to date information on the latest showtimes as times can change based on the demand for tickets as well as which tickets have sold the fastest for all sorts of shows out there. All this information can really be helpful for anyone who wants to get tickets soon.

A Steady Rain is an enticing Broadway show and people can go to YouTube to learn more about it. YouTube has become a real source for information when it comes to A Steady Rain and other shows on Broadway because it provides people with so many information on a variety of topics of use for all Broadway fans to enjoy learning about.

What Should You See on Broadway?

broadway-showsThe magic of Broadway calls to everyone who visits New York – whether it is a trip they make every year, or if it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With over forty theaters in operation on-Broadway alone, with even more productions taking place off-Broadway every night, choosing which plays to see can be an enormous decision. Should you go with the old favorite you’ve seen five times, but that you know will make you fall in love with the characters just like it did the first time? Do you want to be intellectually stimulated? Laugh until you cry? Sing along with every song? Thankfully, with all of the options on Broadway, there will always be a play to suit your needs!

So, what if you are someone who wants to go to the stereotypical musical that promises terrific costumes and songs that will be stuck in your head for the next week? I would suggest going to see a classic – after all, that is what most people think of when they think of Broadway! Some of my top suggestions would be The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, or Mamma Mia! These classic musicals promise you the quintessential Broadway experience.

What if you want the experience of a musical, but you’ve heard the soundtracks to the ones mentioned above a thousand times? Sometimes the most inspiring musicals are the contemporary ones. Some currently popular musicals that are sure to eventually become classics themselves are The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Once, or First Date. All of these musicals are fresh and quirky with excellent lyrics, and incredible music.

If you aren’t a musical person, Broadway is so much more than just musicals! Classic plays such as Shakespeare are always there to be watched – Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Richard III and Romeo and Juliet are all on Broadway right now! There are other classic plays right now too, including The Glass Menagerie, Betrayal, Waiting for Godot and The Snow Geese. All of these plays are sure to give you a wonderful experience without any crazy dancing or singing!

Do you have children with you on your trip to Broadway? Some plays are specially marketed so that they are family friendly. After all, what fun is your trip to New York City if you can’t share the experience with everyone in your family or the bugs infestation? :) Someone should teach the NYC hotels how to clean their mattresses. I guess it depends on how much you’re paying per night as the quality of the hotel matters.

Wicked, Newsies, The Lion King, and Annie all promise to be theatrical experiences that everyone in your family will love. Exposing your children to Broadway is something you will not ever regret!

What if you could combine your favorite actors from film with your love of theater? Currently on Broadway there are many opportunities to do just that! Often plays and musicals will feature famous actors in their lead roles. Currently you can see Zachary Levi (from Chuck) in the musical First Date, Orlando Bloom as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and Zachary Quinto as Tom in The Glass Menagerie. You already know that these actors are incredible – being able to see them in a live performance is truly one of the best experiences you can have on Broadway.

Perhaps the best thing about Broadway is that the shows are always changing! While these plays are currently featured, there are many more plays coming up in 2014 that are sure to be just as great! So whether you are in New York once a year, once a month, or once in a lifetime Broadway can always promise you a new and exciting performance, or allow you to revisit an old favorite.

New Broadway Shows in 2014

broadway-showsWhile 2013 had a lot of great shows make their mark on Broadway, 2014 offers a whole new set of experiences for New York theater-goers. Upcoming Broadway shows include Aladdin, Ever After, Les Miserables, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Houdini, as well as many others! I’m going to give you some hints about what to look for in these five new plays. Don’t dismiss these shows as this season on Broadway is one you don’t want to miss.

Aladdin: Aladdin is a Disney production with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman. Casey Nicholaw is confirmed as the director, and the cast includes Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed. This production is going to be based off of the 1992 Disney movie, which was nominated for an Academy Award. The story follows a young thief named Aladdin, who finds a magic lamp with a genie who offers to grant him three wishes. Aladdin finds himself in love with a princess, but trapped in lies that his wishes allowed him to tell. This show, opening in late March 2014, looks like it is going to be full of magic, adventure, and excellent music.

Ever After: The Broadway production of Ever After is another movie-to-stage adaptation! This production, directed by Kathleen Marshall will be a musical, unlike the 20th Century Fox film. The music by Zina Goldrich and lyrics by Marcy Heisler (winner of the 2012 Kleban Prize) promise to make this enchanting twist on the Cinderella fairytale even more magical. I do have to wonder, though, how it will compete with last season’s revival of the classic Cinderella musical – only time will tell. I got my Afrin and my hot chocolate ready to go stand in line for this one.

Les Miserables: While this is yet another Broadway show with a title we’ve seen on DVD cases in the last couple years, in this case the musical came first! I couldn’t be more excited about the return of Les Mis to the Broadway stage – Les Miserables originally premiered on Broadway in 1987, where it ran until 2003. There was a revival of Les Mis in 2006 as well, and ran until 2008 – making a combined 7176 Broadway performances for this play! The March 2014 revival promises more of the wonderful music and story audiences have loved for decades, with direction by Laurence Connor and James Powell.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is definitely the most risqué theatrical production on this list – I am very excited about it because it is going to star Neil Patrick Harris. Neil Patrick Harris is an incredible actor, known to many for his role as Barney on the TV sitcom How I Met Your Mother, but known to Broadway folk for his many theatre roles! This musical comedy is about a rock band, and Neil Patrick Harris plays the transgender front-woman for the band named Hedwig. Neil Patrick Harris has showed many times that he has excellent comedic skills and equally impressive vocal abilities – it is going to be so exciting to see how these traits combine in this production directed by Michael Mayer, starting in April 2014.

Houdini: Houdini is yet another new musical coming to Broadway in 2014. The plot of Houdini is based on the life and death of the famous illusionist Harry Houdini, and stars none other than Hugh Jackman, who is returning to Broadway to play this role. Houdini should prove to be an enchanting new musical that really explores the historical figure of Harry Houdini. Illusionists have always fascinated me, and I cannot wait to see that kind of magic combined with the magic of Broadway, and Hugh Jackman’s acting abilities.

Musical Showstoppers on Broadway, 2013

Broadway NYC musicalThe year of 2013 was an excellent year for Broadway musicals! Some of my favorite shows ever were shown (such as Annie, and Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella) and other shows that were new to me quickly became new favorites (the enchanting Matilda, Kinky Boots, and Pippin). All of these productions were nominated for numerous Tony awards, and deservedly so.

Matilda, for example, is a play that no one could have expected to do so well! It’s like doing a swap for the better of the shows out there thinking you’re getting something crappy and you end up with a lifetime memory. Perhaps I should have assumed that a children’s novel by the hilarious author Roald Dahl would make such a splendid musical, but I was caught off guard by the sheer magic present in this production! The show is a dark comedy, and is truly only made so magical because of the incredible child actors. The music is irresistible and will leave you singing the songs all the way home, determined to face whatever bullies may be standing in your way! This charming musical was directed by Matthew Warchus, and the music and lyrics were composed by Tim Minchin.

Kinky Boots won six Tony Awards in 2013, and deservedly so! This musical was based on the true story of Charlie Price – a young man who helps his family keep their shoe business by producing ladies’ shoes for men. This musical thrives on the theme of understanding those who are different, unlikely friendships, and dazzling costumes, performances, and music. The score was written by Cindy Lauper, and the production was directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. This musical promises a feel-good experience with adult themes – it is certainly like nothing you have ever seen before!

Cinderella is the musical retelling of the classic fairytale, but with a contemporary script that adds depth to the often-told story. For example, the character of the Prince is on a search for self-realization, one of the stepsisters has a romance of her own, and there is a cry for a revolution within the kingdom. These complexities do not take away from the magic of the story, however, and the magic is enhanced by costume changes on stage that take place in the blink of an eye, a flying fairy godmother, and lots of humor appropriate for both children and adults and my well behaved cats back home. :)
Cinderella is guaranteed to be a wonderful experience for the whole family.

The story of Pippin is something unlike any other. The cast for Pippin doubles as an acrobatic troupe within the story, and the production unfolds with scenes full of classic circus tricks, contortion, and trapeze acts. The plot for this musical is very dark, and follows themes of family honor, unrequited love, and loyalty. This musical is high-energy and full of surprises – it makes the audience feel like they are part of the circus themselves.

Finally, Annie is another play with a large cast of children. Much like Matilda, the incredible acting done by all children in the entourage is part of what makes the musical so magical. Annie is one of my favourite musicals of all time, and I am so happy to see it on Broadway where the magic of a show about love that reaches past boundaries, always looking on the Brightside, and a New York City where anything can happen, can reach audiences of all ages.

Annie is an orphan in New York City, who is adopted for the holidays by Mr. Warbucks – the wealthiest man in the world! Annie’s experiences with “Daddy” Warbucks have been the subject of American movies, cartoons, comic strips and this musical for decades, making this experience one that can truly reach many audiences.

The Phantom of The Opera – Broadway’s Longest-Running Show

Phantom of The OperaThe shining lights of Broadway have seen many plays over the last hundred and fifty years. Even more people have filled the seats of the 40 theatres that make up New York’s famous theatre district. Show goers on Broadway have had the opportunity to see all kinds of theatrical productions – musicals with enormous ensembles, one-man-shows, comedies, tragedies, and everything in between.

Despite all this variety, every once in a while there is a specific show that truly captures the heart of its audience. One such show is the Phantom of the Opera, which is currently the longest running show on Broadway – it has been showing continuously since 1988. With a run of 25 years and over 10000 performances (as of February 2012), millions of people have had a chance to enjoy this magical musical production. I jog around the street at night sometimes listening to some of this music on my iPhone armband wondering it would have been like at the premiere. This musical has had an excellent critical review as well – in 1988 The Phantom of the Opera was nominated for ten different Tony awards in many diverse categories, and won seven of them.

The Phantom of the Opera was composed by Andrew Lloyd Weber – a name very well known to musical theatre aficionados. Besides The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Weber has composed 12 other well-known musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, and Cats. Andrew Lloyd Weber is one of my favourite composers because of the versatility he has in his style of writing – who else could compose both the soaring operatic score of Phantom and the rock opera score of Jesus Christ Superstar? To recognize his achievements, Andrew Lloyd Weber was knighted in 1992 by Queen Elizabeth II. He has received numerous other awards as well – seven Tony awards, three Grammy awards, a Golden Globe award and many others. Sure but he doesn’t have any of those colorful bracelets like some of the other actors now wear because of this long running show.

While the music of The Phantom of the Opera is certainly what casts a spell over the show’s audience, the storyline (based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux) is both hopelessly romantic and deliciously creepy. The musical is set almost exclusively in an old opera house in Paris, and centers on the love triangle between the beautiful new soprano, the dashing sponsor of the opera house, and a disfigured composer who lives in a crypt under the opera house. As Christine, the soprano, falls in love with the viscount, the Phantom begins to threaten the owners of the opera company, and it becomes clear just how much power he has in the opera house that he has made his world.

The characters from Gaston Leroux’s novel have been performed by many notable names on Broadway, including Michael Crawford as the Phantom, Sarah BRightman as Christine, and Steve Barton as Raoul.
Over 200 costumes are used in the production, and they combine with an intricate moving set to make audience members feel as though they are truly at an Opera house in Paris in the early 1900s. I know the first time I saw the play that exiting back into the New York lights was almost culture shock – I was that sure that I had actually been a part of the musical’s story.

There is no single part of this musical that makes it so wonderful. The music has brought me to tears on many occasions, as it truly is what makes this story so powerful. Beyond that, however, the story itself embodies themes of love and loss on a deeper level than is often seen on Broadway, and the musical always leaves me with an unsettled feeling that perhaps Christine did not make the right choice. While there may be some new shows on Broadway that have a lot to offer the world of theater, classics such as The Phantom of the Opera are classics for a reason, and have truly earned their place on Broadway.