New York City is not only the original melting pot of the United States, but also one of the epicenters of cultural development for fine arts. Many famous artists, actors, playwrights, musicians, and models were born and bred in the Big Apple and make their big breaks here as well.
However, because of the large number and wide variety of independent and Broadway plays out there, it can be quite intimidating for a newcomer to theater. If you find yourself asking questions that start with who, what, when, where, or why, Broadway play reviews would be a great place to start.
Reading reviews on plays allows you to get the gist of a play so you can decide if that is something you would fancy, and potentially save you money by knowing how much a ticket costs and if the play or musical is worth your time in the first place.
What is the difference between a theatrical play and a cabaret?
Technically speaking, a cabaret is still considered a theatrical performance. Plays are a type of literature that has a plot, dialogue, and characters, in essence, it is a story that is meant to be seen on stage rather than imagined through reading.
Broadway plays are generally written by known playwrights and are of higher caliber than independent or amateur theater. The stories are well known, and often adapted into movies which are more accessible to the masses. Intricate costumes and emotional musical scores are often associated with Broadway theater productions.
Cabarets on the other hand are more casual, and often times incorporate dining and drinking as part of the ambiance and overall experience. A cabaret is similar to a musical, however performed on a smaller scale stage, ensemble, and cast, with a more informal setup.