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2012 Year in Review

Broadway Took a Selfie, Audra Got a New Lucky Number and More Lessons of the Year

Broadway Took a Selfie, Audra Got a New Lucky Number and More Lessons of the Year

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of 2012 flying by, taking with it memories of Tony winners, musical TV shows and malaria-ridden phantom investors. It was nothing short of an eventful year on Broadway, replete with scoops, scandals and stories from behind the scenes on the Great White Way. Of course, the events of 2012 were not lacking ...

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Year-End Weekend Poll: What Was Your Favorite Broadway Show of 2012?

Year-End Weekend Poll: What Was Your Favorite Broadway Show of 2012?

Broadway.com just named our top picks for the best shows of 2012, and now we want our dedicated readers have to their say. This year offered a wide span of shows from cheery family musicals like Newsies and A Christmas Story to British imports including One Man, Two Guvnors and End of the Rainbow plus revivals of classics like ...

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Best of the Rest: A Cheeky Look Back at Broadway in 2012

Best of the Rest: A Cheeky Look Back at Broadway in 2012

Before the year concludes and the final "Best of 2012" lists have been announced, a few additional acknowledgments must be made. Sure, we have a list of Best Shows, Best Performances and Best Debuts on tap, but this is the list that fueled cocktail chatter and watercooler catch-ups in the Broadway.com newsroom. 

Best Use of Pajamas: A big thank-you ...

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Broadway.com's Picks for the Top Five Shows of 2012

Broadway.com's Picks for the Top Five Shows of 2012

Broadway.com editorial staffers put our heads together and had a powwow about the best Broadway shows of the year. After stating our cases, we voted and agreed on the top five shows of 2012. Take a look at our favorites below.


1. Once
This Tony-winning musical romance bucked conventional wisdom (bigger is better, sex sells, celeb headliners are required ...

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Broadway.com Names the 10 Best Performances of 2012

 Broadway.com Names the 10 Best Performances of 2012

Every year, Broadway.com editors recognize performances we couldn't forget—and our list of the 10 best for 2012 is a mix of laugh-out-loud star turns, musical headliners and more. The Performances of the Year, in alphabetical order, are:


Christian Borle in Peter and the Starcatcher
Beneath Christian Borle’s mild-mannered exterior beats the heart of a fearless physical ...

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London Year-End Roundup: Best Productions of 2012

London Year-End Roundup: Best Productions of 2012

In a year dominated by the Olympics and the Queen’s diamond jubilee, could the London stage hold its own? Most emphatically yes, thanks to an inordinate array of world-class productions of shows old and new, in venues large and small, some with stars and some without. Below, in alphabetical order, are a handful of the very best from a ...

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Rookies of the Year! Our Picks for the 10 Best Broadway Debuts of 2012

Rookies of the Year! Our Picks for the 10 Best Broadway Debuts of 2012

Each season, Broadway is infused with fresh talent as stage newcomers take center stage in dynamic debut performances. In 2012, theater audiences were treated to a slew of star-making debuts. From English actors to opera vets to movie stars, these 10 performers commanded the spotlight in their first Main Stem outings. In alphabetical order, they are:


Tracie Bennett (Judy Garland ...

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Newsboys Get Ready to Strike, Judy Garland Goes Crazy and More Showstopping Broadway Moments from 2012

Newsboys Get Ready to Strike, Judy Garland Goes Crazy and More Showstopping Broadway Moments from 2012

Broadway audiences were treated to a bevy of spectacular musicals and plays in 2012. While each show had its special moments, Broadway.com singled out 10 showstopping scenes that left audiences rolling in the aisles, jumping to their feet or just plain shocked. Scroll below to relive these electrifying moments, presented alphabetically by show.

“Where Are All the People?” (Chaplin ...

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London Year-End Roundup: Best Performances of 2012

London Year-End Roundup: Best Performances of 2012

The classics offered London stage actors plenty to chew on this year—not just productions of Shakespeare but also Ibsen, Chekhov, Webster and Stephen Sondheim who, by this point, is an honorary Brit. All that, plus a fast-rising star in a new play requiring him to cook a sea trout on stage every night. (Recipe, please?) For a look back ...

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