Hamilton Hands Down: Best-read stories in 2015 on NewYorkTheater.me

Continuing a tradition I started when I began this blog – here are the best read stories of 2014, of  2013, and of 2012 – here are my most-read posts from 2015:

(This is a bit of a sly dodge on my part, since some of my best-read posts in 2015 were written in previous years – such as  The 50 Best Plays of The Past 100 Years, and Broadway’s Best Dance Numbers and Social Media On Stage: Theater Meets Twitter,Facebook,Youtube, Tumbler, Soundcloud…,)


Several of my top posts in 2015 were about the top musical, Hamilton.


The most popular of these was my Hamilton Quiz:

Quiz: Which character in Hamilton are you?

Phillipa Soo, renee Elise-oldsberry and Jasmine-Cephas-Jones
Phillipa Soo, renee Elise-oldsberry and Jasmine-Cephas-Jones

Then there was my post about its opening on Broadway Hamilton on Broadway: Review, Photos, Video


Third in this group was my review Off-Broadway: Hamilton Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip-Hopped History Musical


Finally, an interview: An Aaron Burr Who’s Not The Villain: Leslie Odom Jr in Hamilton

Something Rotten B-Roll

Watch: Christian Borle as Sexy Shakespeare: It’s Hard to Be The Bard (video + lyrics)


Top 10 New York Theater To Be Grateful for in 2015


Susannah Flood and Gbenga Akinnagbe
Susannah Flood and Gbenga Akinnagbe

Fulfillment Review: Thomas Bradshaw’s X-Rated Modern Day Job

What Audience Engagement Means…and What It Shouldn’t Mean (Ageism)


Mercury Fur review: A Vile, Violent Future In An Atrocious Play

Theater vs. Theatre, Revisited


Similar end-of-year best-read posts from some of my favorite theater bloggers.

George Hunka 

Howard Sherman

Howlround offers its 2015 NewCrit in Review. (The three best-read stories in the NewCrit section of Howlround are articles I wrote for them:

Who’s An Amateur? Shows for Days and The Evolving Definition of “Professional” 

Hamilton: Five Ways Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip-Hopped History Musical Breaks New Ground 

Audience Participation: Do Taylor Mac et al Tickle or Terrify? )

Here’s a link to all of Howlround’s 2015 Retrospectives

If and when other of my favorite bloggers put up such posts — such as Bitter Gertrude — I’ll add them here.

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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