Best-Read Stories in 2014 on NewYorkTheater.Me

Continuing a tradition I started when I began this blog – here are the most-read stories of 2013 and of 2012 – here are the most-read reviews and essays that I wrote in 2014.

(This is a bit of a sly dodge on my part, since some of my best-read posts in 2014 were written in previous years – such as Social Media On Stage: Theater Meets Twitter,Facebook,Youtube, Tumbler, Soundcloud…, The 50 Best Plays of The Past 100 Years, and Broadway’s Best Dance Numbers– or aren’t even close to reviews or essays.)


Broadway Responds to Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Ban

Les Miz Kyle Scatliffe as Enjolras waving the flag
Les Miz Kyle Scatliffe as Enjolras waving the flag

Les Miserables Review: Darkened Stages, Brilliant Broadway Cast


Aladdin Review: A Genie Works His Magic on Broadway

Austin Cauldwell and Dea Julien in Thomas Bradshaw's Intimacy
Austin Cauldwell and Dea Julien in Thomas Bradshaw’s Intimacy

Intimacy Review: Pornography On Theatre Row


Top 10 New York Theater To Be Grateful for in 2014

santino fontana profile

Santino Fontana’s Act One, The Unluckiest Lucky Actor in New York


The Mysteries: The Flea Takes On The Bible, Epically, Irreverently

Randy Harrison in ATOMIC
Randy Harrison in ATOMIC

Atomic Review: A Musical About The Bomb


Piece of My Heart, The Bert Berns Story Review. Will You Twist and Shout?


Theater Review: Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter

Beautiful 1a

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Review. Broadway by the Numbers


Pool Play Q and A: Erin Mee on Immersive Theater, Art vs. Academia, Her Famous Father


I’d like to point to my essays in Howlround, which are much closer to think pieces (the last of 2014 was Does God Exist on Stage?, the first of the year was 9 Questions That August: Osage County and The Sound of Music Provoke about Theater).  Even better, take a look at the top ten posts by my colleagues in theater blogging who also put together an end-of-year list for 2014:

George Hunka

Melissa Hillman

Rob Weinert-Kendt

Howard E Sherman.

Cafe Onda,the online journal of the Latina/o Theatre Commons on Howlround, compiled by Georgina Escobar.

Howlround round-up of two dozen journal and essay pieces

Other bloggers I follow who haven’t summed up their year can be found along the right side of my blog. Just scroll up a bit.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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