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Free Tickets for Three Days – Goldstar’s Comp Train

From December 13 to 15th, get free tickets to live theater, and other live events — dance, comedy, opera — through Goldstar’s Comp Train promotion. You pay a small service fee.

Check out Goldstar’s everyday ticket deals too, which include deep discounts to some Broadway shows.

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Bulldozer Review: Constantine Maroulis as Robert Moses, Singing Power Broker

To outsiders, a rock musical that presents a long-dead public official as a tragic villain, and a disagreement over public policy as high drama, might sound ludicrous from the get-go. But the central character in “Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses,” portrayed by Constantine Maroulis, was one of the most powerful figures in New York history, and Robert Moses continues to fascinate a certain breed of New Yorker. I am one of those New Yorkers, and so obviously are the show’s creators, Peter Galperin and Daniel Scot Kadin. We are, in other words, people who have read “The Power Broker,” Robert Caro’s mammoth 1974 biography of Robert Moses, one of the best-written and most celebrated books about New York City.
“Bulldozer,” which is decently directed and professionally performed by a hardworking five-member cast, does turn out to be ludicrous in several of its choices, but not because of its choice of subject.
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Hundred Days Review: The Bengsons’ Concert About Their Love and Anxiety

In “Hundred Days,” a musically engaging autobiographical concert by The Bengsons, Abigail and Shaun Bengson tell us they met one another at “the first rehearsal of a massive anti-folk folk-punk old-timey neo soul band,” and they were married three weeks later. Their relationship terrified both of them – shy Shaun because he feared Abigail would leave him; anxious Abigail because when she was 15 years old she had had a dream that she would meet the love of her life, but that he would only have 100 days left to live.
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Watch “You Will Be Found” Sung By Dear Evan Hansen Fans from 31 Countries

The “virtual choir” put together by Dear Evan Hansen’s musical supervisor Alex Lacamoire and sound designer Nevin Steinberg, which puts a real-world spin on the rapidly spreading social media voices from the musical.

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Amy, Uma or Chloe? Terrorist Attempt in Times Square. More Theater Harassment. The Week in NY Theater.

As if to underscore what a demoralizing year this has been, theater lovers can’t just snuggle up with the rash of new openings, usual holiday season sentimentality and end-of-year assessments – such as which blonde star made the most impressive Broadway debut? Disturbing news just keeps on coming, including an explosive device set off this morning in Port Authority Bus Terminal, and more about harassment in the theater, including a credible accusation against Dustin Hoffman while on Broadway.

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Once On This Island Review, Pics, Video: Enchanting Caribbean Vacation on Broadway

The first Broadway revival of “Once on This Island,” a stunning storybook production of a Caribbean-flavored folktale, begins in the aftermath of a natural disaster, as a story of love and loss told to soothe a frightened girl. With a terrifically appealing cast, including Lea Salonga as the goddess of love and several impressive Broadway debuts, as well as a rhythmic score, infectious choreography, vibrantly colorful design, and clever stagecraft,  the musical itself could well serve to soothe audience members reeling from the year’s many disasters. There are even live roosters and a goat cute enough to be the star attraction in a petting zoo.

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SpongeBob SquarePants Review. The Cartoon Sponge Mops Up Broadway

“SpongeBob SquarePants” ends with a cascade of confetti descending on our heads…AND crepe paper streamers…AND soap bubbles…followed by beach balls. This more or less sums up the more-is-more approach of the Broadway musical, which aims to win us over, whatever it’ll take. And so this show, based on the wildly popular television cartoon for children about a sponge, works hard to catch both your eye and your ear for two and a half hours, with a cast of more than two dozen talented performers singing and dancing to a score composed by almost as many songwriters — 22 different recording artists or bands, from David Bowie to Panic at the Disco — amid ceaseless bursts of psychedelic Day-Glo color created by David Zinn’s spectacularly playful sets.

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