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IT’S SHOWTIME! Our new monthly feature is compiled with help from our friends at Show-Score.com, your essential guide to Broadway and beyond, where real theatergoers review the shows

Everyone’s favorite mutant superhero may have put down those infamous claws, but the Tony-winning song and dance man is picking up a black top hat again. In the new musical The Greatest Showman, opening in movie theaters in time for Christmas, he plays circus pioneer PT Barnum. But here’s a bit of Broadway history for you: there’s already been a musical about that showman called Barnum, which opened in 1980. It lost Best Musical to Evita. The new movie isn’t an adaptation but a whole new musical with music by Pasek & Paul who won the Tony for Dear Evan Hansen and the Oscar for La La Land.

TOP 5 - SEE THEM FIRST! These shows are just opening but they’re already collecting hardcore fans. Will you be among them?

SHOW SCORE

1. THE WOLVES

Member Rachel R says: “A slice-of-life drama about young women written with all the depth of reality. It will break your heart.”

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2. THE BAND’S VISIT

Member Brodo Swaggins says: “Quiet, quirky, charming. The music is astonishingly good.”

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3. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

Member John 74 says: “Forget your troubles and just have fun for a couple of hours.”

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4. METEOR SHOWER

Member Greg 6142 says: “A worthy debut of Amy Schumer and clever writing by Steve Martin.”

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5. LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS

Member Jimmy Pags: says: “Completely engaging and heartfelt. John Leguizamo is still incredible.”

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$40

GENERAL RUSH

$49

TODAYTIX

$59

AT BOX OFFICE

$29

LOTTERY

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Hugh Jackman sings again!

I DIDN’T RECOGNIZE YOU WITH YOUR CLOTHES ON!

The actress Lauren Molina is best known these days as one half of the underwear-clad music duo The Skivvies. As it turns out, she’s just as entertaining in costume and character. You can see her through the end of the year as a horny saloon girl in Desperate Measures, an irreverent Wild West musical take on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Audience response has been “boisterous,” as Molina puts it, so even if you miss the last days of the show at the York Theater, it could well transfer to a larger space. Molina will be back onstage with the Skivvies soon at Joe’s Pub, but for now she’s loving being in Bella’s shoes. “This role is catered to my strengths as a comedienne, singer and actor. It wasn’t specifically written for me it but it feels like it was. It fits me right!”

BROADWAY FIGHT CLUB

Tired of your gym routine? Mix it up for a day with a 90-minute class on December 16 on 8th Ave, where you’ll learn to tussle like a Broadway pro. Come ready to move. An award-winning instructor will teach you how they make stage fights look real. Cool down afterwards with a free drink at a nearby bar! Details at show-score.com

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Inside: Kevyn Aucoin, Tattoo Tommy, gifts for him, her, and home, a Broadway bra-fitter's secrets, how to drink undrinkable wine, and more

W42ST Issue 36 - the Ho-ho-holidays issue  

Inside: Kevyn Aucoin, Tattoo Tommy, gifts for him, her, and home, a Broadway bra-fitter's secrets, how to drink undrinkable wine, and more

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