Wednesday, December 23, 2009

nytheatre Readers' (and Listeners') Choice: 2009 -- Part 2

Yesterday, I shared with you the most popular podcasts and artist cyberinterviews on nytheatre.com during 2009. Today, we continue exploring what our readers were most interested in by looking at the top nytheatre i blog posts and the most-read nytheatre.com reviews.

Let's start with this blog -- the nytheatre i, home in 2009 to Good News about NYC Theater. Here are the top ten postings for the year:

  1. David H. Koch Theater Gets Aisles (Mar 28)
  2. 14th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts (May 8)
  3. Puppetry of the Penis Stimulus Package (Apr 10)
  4. Watch the Inauguration at BAM (Jan 10)
  5. Keen Teens Free After-School Theatre Program (Jan 31)
  6. FringeNYC -- Popular Shows (Aug 15)
  7. Barefoot Theatre Company Celebrates Israel Horovitz's Birthday (Mar 18)
  8. 50/50 in 2020: Parity for Women Theatre Artists (Sep 6)
  9. Plays and Playwrights 2010: First Announcement (Oct 13)
  10. Ground Up's Barefoot in the Park Announces Events (Jun 25)

Finally, here are two lists of the most popular reviews on nytheatre.com for 2009. I was surprised myself by these results.

Here are the top 10 Broadway/off-Broadway shows:

  1. Shrek The Musical
  2. Billy Elliot the Musical
  3. Jersey Boys
  4. West Side Story
  5. Wicked
  6. God of Carnage
  7. Our Town
  8. South Pacific
  9. The Lion King
  10. Naked Boys Singing

And here are the top 10 indie theater shows:

  1. Jailbait
  2. That Pretty Pretty, or the Rape Play
  3. The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side
  4. Line
  5. The Temperamentals
  6. Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
  7. Sweet Storm
  8. Soul Samurai
  9. Homer's Odyssey
  10. The Lily's Revenge

Thoughts about these, anybody?

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