Thursday, July 24, 2014 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Snapshot: Marta Milans Turns On the Charm in ‘Mala Hierba’ by Alexis Soloski

Marta Milans, whose family owns an organic goat farm in Spain, takes on a complicated role in Tanya Saracho’s “Mala Hierba,” now in previews at Second Stage Uptown.

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Review: Patti LuPone: The Lady With the Torch

La LuPone shows 54 Below why it feels so good to feel so sad.

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Kelsey Grammer Welcomes 6th Child, Baby Boy Gabriel by TV News Desk

Kelsey Grammer welcomed his sixth child, son Kelsey Gabriel Elias Grammer, on Tuesday, July 22nd.

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Holes, Arcola Tent, review: Mathew Baynton in an ill-timed plane-crash comedy

“Planes don’t just go missing!” As an expression of exasperation, it probably seemed innocuous enough a year or so ago; Tom Basden’s comedy was a hit at Edinburgh last summer. Now, o…

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Charles Cermele Candidly Remembers Working with Elaine Stritch on At Home At The Carlyle by Andrew Gans

Charles Cermele, who, as producer of Contemporary Programming at Lincoln Center, has been responsible for Lincoln Center's American Songbook series for several years, recalls working wit…

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PHOTO CALL: Meet the Cast of Broadway's You Can't Take It With You, With James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford and Elizabeth Ashley by Matthew Blank

The Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews Aug. 26 at the Longacre Theatre prior to an off…

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Chicago Stage Vets Line Up for Regional Bow of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Adam Hetrick

The Theatre at the Center has announced casting for the post-Broadway, professional U.S. regional premiere of the short-lived Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, whic…

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The Verdict: Critics Review Shakespeare in Love by Carey Purcell

Shakespeare in Love, a stage version of the hit film of the same name that playwright Lee Hall has adapted from Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard's screenplay, opened July 23 at the West End&…

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Unpublished Letters Reveal My Fair Lady and Gigi Lyricist's Withdrawal from Phantom of the Opera by Michael Gioia

Alan Jay Lerner, the Tony Award-winning lyricist of Gigi, My Fair Lady and more, originally planned to collaborate with Andrew Lloyd Webber on the long-running, hit Broadway musical The Phan…

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Shakespeare in Love reviews not Bard, but very good by Sian Cain

Some 16 years after Tom Stoppards Oscar-laden film Shakespeare in Love, five-star reviews are pouring in for the stage adaptation of the Bard's fictional love life Continue reading...

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Spotlight On...Christine Toy Johnson by Michael Block

Name: Christine Toy JohnsonHometown: Katonah, New YorkEducation: BA/Sarah Lawrence College, Certificate of Screenwriting/NYU, BMI Musical Theatre Writing WorkshopSelect Credits: Actor, write…

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Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Comes Home To Broward by Bill Hirschman

Jungle Fantasy is one of a dozen Cirque Dreams’ productions that surround pretty impressive circus acts in otherworldly music, fluid lighting and spectacular costumes filled out by ultra-b…

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Andrea Martin Returns to PIPPIN for 24 performances Only, September 2–21 by Heath Schwartz

The producers of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN are thrilled to announce that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creati…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/24- Kristin Chenoweth by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Prom…

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Laura Bell Bundy Stars in HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, Coming to DVD 8/19 by Movies News Desk

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART is will be available on DVD on August 19th.

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Photo Flashback: Happy Birthday, Kristin Chenoweth! by BroadwayWorld TV

Today, July 24, BroadwayWorld celebrates the birthday of one of the industry's most cherished talents- Kristin Chenoweth Celebrate this special day along with us by checking out a photo sl…

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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Launches Audience Rewards Presale on 8/4! by BroadwayWorld

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the eagerly awaited new Broadway musical, announces its exclusive ticket pre-sale through Audience Rewards will begin Monday, July 28 at 10 AM. Single tickets for the pro…

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MTC Announces Complete Broadway Casting for ‘The Country House’ by Broadway's Best Shows

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce complete Broadway casting for the world premiere co-production of The Country…

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July 24, 2014 | Broadway Photo of The Day by Broadway's Best Shows

Broadway’s Best Shows is hunting down the best Broadway-related snaps you created for our newest series: Broadway Photo of the Day! Living in a world in which our daily lives are flood…

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Production News: Bruce Forsyth to present variety show for BBC1 by Matthew Hemley

Bruce Forsyth is to front a new BBC variety show, which will see singers and comics pay tribute to people who inspired their own careers. Forsyth’s presenting role will be his first since …

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Theater News: Parade Casting Announced at White Plains Performing Arts Center

The historical musical features a Tony-winning book and score by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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ArtsBeat: A Craig Grant Show and a New Lucy Thurber Play Coming From Labyrinth Theater by Allan Kozinn

The Labyrinth Theater Company’s 2014-15 season will open with a one-man show by Craig muMs Grant.

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Shia LaBeouf, Lawyers Working to Resolve 'Cabaret' Case by The Associated Press

Prosecutors and the actor's lawyer said they're trying to reach an agreement on the case stemming from his disorderly conduct arrest at a Broadway show last month.read more

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Theater News: Broadway's Jason Robert Brown, Jeanine Tesori, and Martin Charnin Head to White Plains Performing Arts Center

The acclaimed composers will present concerts and classes as part of WPPAC's Creating Broadway Series.

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A Millennial Crossing Generational Borders by HowlRound

By Maya Malan-Gonzalez. As part of the Café Onda soft launch this summer, we asked five authors from different places in the generational map, at different stages of their career, to open t…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 677: James Ijames by Adam Szymkowicz

James IjamesHometown: Bessemer City, NCCurrent Town: Philadelphia, PAQ:  What are you working on now? A:  I am currently working on a play I’m calling White. (At least for the m…

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Photo Flash: King Lear Star Annette Bening Is More Than a Hollywood Beauty

The celebrated actress appearing in The Public Theater's latest Shakespeare in the Park production is no stranger to the stage.

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Theater News: Heather Graham Leads the Cast of Neil LaBute's The Money Shot

MCC Theater will present the world premiere of LaBute's latest comedy this fall.

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UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf Appears in Court Today for CABARET Meltdown by BroadwayWorld

Shia LaBeouf appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court this morning, as a result of being charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing which occured during …

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Fuse Theater Review: “The Granite State” — Good, Not Great, Entertainment for a Summer’s Eve in New Hampshire by Jim Kates

Charles Morey's new comedy focuses on the trials and tribulations of aging writers. Most of its humor revolves around the past, while its plot hinges on the present and future.

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Fuse Book Review: Know When to Fold ‘em — Colson Whitehead Explores “The Noble Hustle” by Arts Fuse Editor

The Noble Hustle gives talented novelist Colson Whitehead an opportunity to spelunk in some of the gnarlier corners of the American dream, in this case the Tropicana in Atlantic City.

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Audra McDonald Answers the Internet's Burning Questions Via Song (Video) by Michael Gioia

Six-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald, who currently stars in Broadway's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, made a surprise guest appearance on "The Tonight Show …

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Rocky's Margo Seibert to Make 54 Below Debut by Adam Hetrick

Margo Seibert, who made her Broadway debut as Adrian in the new musical Rocky earlier this season, will play 54 Below July 28 with her new solo concert Busy Being Free.

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Adam Kantor and Hubert Point-Du Jour Will Star in Old Globe The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Complete Cast Announced by Carey Purcell

The Old Globe Theatre will conclude its 2014 summer season with William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which begins performances Aug. 10.

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First Preview of Off-Broadway's The Good and The True Postponed by Andrew Gans

The first preview of the award-winning Czech drama The Good and The True, which was scheduled for July 24 at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre, has been postponed.

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Calamity Jane , Watermill, Newbury by Paul Vale

Watermill, Newbury: With a successful history of actor/musician productions, including Sunset Boulevard and last year's Witches of Eastwick, the Watermill is stepping back in time to pr…

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Holes , Arcola Tent, London by Honour Bayes

Arcola Tent, London: Tom Basden's Holes takes the plot of TV's Lost and splices it with Lord of the Flies: the writer, a BBC favourite, strands three conference organisers and a te…

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Charles Cermele Remembers Working with Elaine Stritch on At Home At The Carlyle by Andrew Gans

Charles Cermele, who, as producer of Contemporary Programming at Lincoln Center, has been responsible for Lincoln Center's American Songbook series for several years, recalls working wit…

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"Boogie Nights" Star Tapped for Neil LaBute's The Money Shot Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Heather Graham, known for her performances on screen in "Boogie Nights" and "Californication," will star in the MCC Theater world premiere of Neil LaBute's The Money …

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Shakespeare in Love , Noel Coward Theatre, London by Natasha Tripney

Noel Coward Theatre, London: Declan Donnellan's stage adaptation of the Oscar-laden 1998 film - in which Judi Dench famously acquired a best supporting actress award for her eight-minut…

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Holy Warriors review did medieval meddling lead to the 'war on terror'? by Lyn Gardner

Shakespeare's Globe, LondonDavid Eldridge's drama about the fate of the Middle East is bold and ambitious but feels short on detail Continue reading...

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Heather Graham, Frederick Weller & More Will Star in World Premiere of Neil LaBute's The Money Shot Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Heather Graham and Frederick Weller will star in the previously announced world premiere of Neil LaBute’s The Money Shot. The MCC Theater production will begin performances at the Luci…

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The Good and the True Delays First Performances Off-Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The American premiere of The Good and the True has delayed preview performances owing to visa issues. The show will now begin this weekend or early next week at off-Broadway's DR2 Theatr…

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World Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin & Announcer Michael Buffer Get Ready to Rumble at Rocky by Lindsay Champion

Put on your gloves and your shiny satin shorts, because Andy Karl, Terrence Archie and the stars of of Rocky are ready to rumble! World Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin and legendary b…

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Want to Know How to Become President? Lady Day Star Audra McDonald Has the Answer by Broadway.com

Hallelujah! Lady Day star Audra McDonald is back doing her hilarious lounge-singer-with-all-the-answers bit on The Tonight Show. This time Jimmy Fallon got a little help from the charming Jo…

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Photo Coverage: Backstage with Gennady Golovkin & Michael Buffer at ROCKY! by Walter McBride

Boxing's fastest rising star, Middleweight World Champion, GENNADY 'GGG' GOLOVKIN will battle two-time world champion DANIEL 'The Real Deal' GEALE in his triumphant return to 'The Mecca of B…

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Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller Set to Star in Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT at MCC by BroadwayWorld

MCC THEATER Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors Blake West, Executive Director just announced that film star Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee…

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Review: Holes (Arcola Theatre)

Tom Basden's prescient play at the Arcola feels like a show of two halves

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Review: Parsifal (Norwich)

The brief season by Theater Freiburg at the Theatre Royal, Norwich opens with Wagner's "Parsifal". Right from its première it has proved problematic to stage.

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DEAD WRITERS THEATRE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS THREE BENEFIT PERFORMANCES OF EDITH WHARTON’S “HOUSE OF MIRTH” ADAPTED BY DAWN KEELER AT STAGE 773 CABA by Michael Roberts

Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, 'insertThumbnailRSS' was given in /home/content/52/9380252/html/wp-includ…

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A Show That Cannot Exist Without An Audience by Emily Tarquin

(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon, curated by Caridad Svich.)  Can any show exist without an audience? I think most …

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Oops - Christie does it again! by Allison Hilbig

          State:  NSW …

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Photo Flash: First Images From Second Stage Theatre's Sex With Strangers and Mala Hierba

The off-Broadway theater's newest shows release provocative photos.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Cabaret News: Rocky's Margo Seibert Is Busy Being Free at 54 Below

The Broadway star brings her solo show to the supper club.

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ArtsBeat: Casting Announced for New Neil LaBute Play by Erik Piepenburg

Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Callie Thorne and Frederick Weller will star in Neil LaBute’s new dark comedy, “The Money Shot.”

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Fuse Music Feature: At the Lowell Folk Festival — Da Butt” is no joke for EU by Noah Schaffer

Sugar Bear and his legendary go-go band are coming to the Lowell Folk Festival.

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Sundance… Sings! to Feature Christine Ebersole, Adriane Lenox, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Judy Kuhn, Steven Pasquale by Andrew Gans

Symphony Space's 36th season of music programs, which runs September 2014-June 2015, will kick off Sept. 29 in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater with an evening entitled Sundance… Sings!

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Tony-Winning Actress Lands Role in "The Family Fang," Featuring Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire by Andrew Gans

Maryann Plunkett, who won a Tony Award for her performance in Me and My Girl, will be seen in the new film "The Family Fang," directed by Jason Bateman.

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AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: Liz Larsen Sings "I Just Ain't Lucky With Men," Cut from Bob Merrill's New Girl in Town by Michael Gioia

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will continue its Unsung concert series with Unsung Bob Merrill Aug. 5 at 54 Below. In anticipation of the evening, UMC shares an exclusive Bob Merrill track with Pla…

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Nancy Anderson, Michele Ragusa, Mark Price and More Inhabit The Cottage; Don Stephenson Directs by Andrew Gans

Sandy Rustin's The Cottage, the final production of Theatre Aspen's summer repertory season, opens July 24 in Colorado.

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BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU- James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne & More! by BroadwayWorld TV

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre 220 West 48th Street, with an opening…

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Photo Coverage: Boxing Star Gennady Golovkin's Makes Stage debut in ROCKY! by Walter McBride

Boxing's fastest rising star, Middleweight World Champion, GENNADY 'GGG' GOLOVKIN will battle two-time world champion DANIEL 'The Real Deal' GEALE in his triumphant return to 'The Mecca of B…

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Review: Deathtrap (Southwold – tour)

If the decades before mobile phones and laptop computers – let alone tablets – seem a part of history, some of the plays of that period still punch a punch in the 21st century. One of th…

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News: ’90% of acting life is a disappointment’: Gillian Anderson by Georgia Snow

Gillian Anderson has claimed that 90% of acting life “will be a disappointment in one way or another”. In an interview with The Stage this week, Anderson said that aspiring actors need t…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Make the acquaintance of ‘Most Happy Fella’ by Peter D. Kramer

For 44 summers, Rose Cremonese Norton and her happy band of co-conspirators have taken to the stage at Westlake High School to put on a show. This summer’s 44th production, Frank Loess…

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Critic's Notebook: An Oscar Wilde Classic is Latest Play to Cast Stage Veterans in Younger Roles by Matt Wolf

A London revival of Oscar Wilde’s “Earnest” is the latest of several productions that have cast stage veterans in younger roles.

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Inspired by ‘Sleep No More,’ More New York Bars Offer Interactive Theater Experiences by Brian Sloan

Bars and nightclubs have started hosting theatrical shows as a way of drumming up foot traffic during off-hours.

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Almada theatre festival report: thriving in the face of adversity by Andrew Haydon

The underfunded Portuguese festival presented a wealth of intriguing dramas from directors including Ivica Buljan and Romina Paula Continue reading...

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Rhys Darby review Flight of the Conchords star's psychedelic standup by Brian Logan

Shepherd's Bush Empire, LondonDarby's loser act keeps him and us smiling, but some trimming of his silly storytelling would make this show a winner Continue reading...

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Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature review a quartet of dreamy dance sketches by Sanjoy Roy

Linbury Studio, LondonThe renowned ballerina moves into contemporary dance in four duets with different choreographers Continue reading...

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/14 - Kristin Chenoweth, FOOL FOR LOVE, LIGHTNING THIEF and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news FOOL FOR LOVE opens at WTF, THE LIGHTN…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jeremy Jordan, Laura Michelle Kelly and More in Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T. by BroadwayWorld

The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels…

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VIDEO: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Sings Actual Yahoo Answers on FALLON! by TV News Desk

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returned to once again sing some actual Yahoo Answers. Watch the hilarity below

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TBT: The Winter Garden Theatre by JK

The recent announcement that Rocky will be closing soon got me to thinking about the huge billboard that adorns the front of the Winter Garden Theatre.  It is hard to believe that …

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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London Theater Proves There’s Nothing So Enticing as Gossip by Ben Brantley

London productions, like “Wolf Hall,” “Bring Up the Bodies,” “Handbagged” and “The Crucible” prove there’s nothing so enthralling as gossip.

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Whats the best thing youve ever seen at the Edinburgh festival? by Guardian Staff

Readers panel: A week before the culture spectacle begins, we want to look back at the most memorable performances, events and experiences from past Edinburgh festivals. Tell us yours, and w…

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BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Broadway Kids Camp by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais

Broadway kids camp is well under way with Transcendence Theatre Company. The campers are an inspiring bunch of kids ages 8-18 that are creating absolute magic together. Watching them discove…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, John Cudia and More in SOUTH PACIFIC at California Music Circus by BroadwayWorld

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64t…

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Toronto Film Festival's Anti-Telluride Policy May Be Backfiring (Analysis) by Scott Feinberg

Longtime Telluride friends Jason Reitman and Noah Baumbach appear to be siding with Toronto, but Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee, whose "Dallas Buyers Club" premiered at Toronto last yea…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Why aren't there more pop-up theatres in the West End? by Lyn Gardner

Want to take a show into Theatreland? You'll be up against high rents, difficult old buildings and lack of availability of venues. So is there a different way? Continue reading...

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Review: Holy Warriors (Shakespeare's Globe)

David Eldridge's epic new play looks at the history of religious conflict in the middle east

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BWW's On This Day - July 24, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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BWW Recap: Did SYTYCD's Top-16 Episode Feature the Show's Sexiest Routine Ever? Updated & with Pictures by Matt Tamanini

Ok, after our Celebrity Guest-Recapper Natalie Weiss was absolutely on fire last week, I figured I had to step up my game tonight. So, as I did last year, I will be live updating tonight's T…

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New ANNIE Movie Social Media Image Released by Pat Cerasaro

More colorful new social media images have been released to promote the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE and are now available to view in anticipation …

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Farming Ain’t What It Used to Be by Sandi Durell

    NY Theater Review by Paulanne Simmons     The “this” in the new musical, This Will All Be Yours, by Laura Pedersen (book) and Charles Bloom (music and... The post…

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Behind the Broadway Scenes with Georgia Stitt!

Dressing in a nun’s habit while singing in Latin on national live television? All in a day’s work for the supremely talented conductor, vocalist and writer Georgia Stitt!

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Metropolitan Opera Leader Warns of Lockout

The Metropolitan Opera's general manager said Wednesday that the company would likely lock out union members including singers, musicians and stagehands starting Aug. 1 and advised employees…

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Plenty of Parking Under the Banner of Heaven by Sydney Skybetter

What would it take to reimagine the experience of being in a theater?

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"Shakespeare in Love" bows on London stage - with the dog

LONDON (Reuters) - The 1998 hit movie "Shakespeare in Love" wove the Bard's famous words into a Hollywood romantic comedy. Now it's back in a stage version that retains the sly humor of Tom …

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Audra McDonald Sings Yahoo! Answers on Fallon by Anna Silman

On Wednesday, six-time Tony-winner Audra McDonald returned to The Tonight Show to sing some ridiculous Yahoo! Answers, accompanied on piano by Jimmy Fallon and The Good Wife's Josh Charles. …

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Call Answered: Factime Interview with Tony Nominee Malcolm Gets: Come A Little Closer at 54 Below by Call Me Adam

Call Answered: Facetime interview with Tony Nominee Malcolm Gets at 54 Below: "Call Me Adam" went live on location to 54 Below in NYC to interview Tony Nominee Malcolm Gets about his upcomin…

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Rain Cuts Short Once-in-a-Generation Performance of ‘Hommy’ by Jon Pareles

The first performance in 40 years of “Hommy: A Latin Opera,” a 1973 album by Larry Harlow’s group Orchestra Harlow meant as a salsa rejoinder to the Who’s “Tommy,” was stopped ha…

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NYMF: The Gig, WikiMusical and Mother Jones‘ Children‘s Crusade by Suzanna Bowling

NYMF: The Gig, WikiMusical and Mother Jones‘ Children‘s Crusade: An excellent cast, decent songs and a great idea do not always a musical make.

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Shakespeare in Love Opens in London by Suzanna Bowling

Shakespeare in Love Opens in London: Produced by Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions and based on the Academy Award®- winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Lo…

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Not-So-Secret Secret at Lincoln Center

Tucked into concert halls and hidden in plain sight across the Lincoln Center campus is a modern-art collection worthy of a museum.

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Latitude review: Faraway Forest by Billy Barrett

Latitude’s main theatre spaces hosted some big names last weekend, packing the crowds sardine-style into hot marquees for headline productions, but the Faraway Forest was alive with sm…

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Latitude review: Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho by Billy Barrett

Not since Tory socialite Henry Conway’s 2010 election party, for which he dressed as Margaret Thatcher and hired pole dancers (poll tax, geddit?) has the Iron Lady glittered so disturb…

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Latitude review: Revolt. She said. Revolt again. by Billy Barrett

“Revolt, as I understand it – psychic revolt, analytic revolt, artistic revolt – refers to a permanent state of questioning, of transformations, an endless probing of appearances.&…

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Feature: The Hackney Volpone by Heather Kincaid

The result of an exciting collaboration between NYLon Projects and The Mill Co. Project, the Hackney Volpone is a reimagining of Ben Jonson’s classic con-trick comedy with “a groundi…

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Go! List sneak peek: Best St. Louis movie theater

Our second annual edition of The Go! List is out July 27, in home-delivery copies of the Post-Dispatch and at select retailers.

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Review Round-Ups: Critics fall for Shakespeare in Love

Lee Hall's adaptation of the 1998 film, which stars Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen, opened at the Noel Coward Theatre last night

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Blogs: Michael Coveney: A dog's life on the stage, Neil Bartlett steps out, and a grim new musical

Our four-legged friends are hogging spotlights across the country

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Interviews: Joshua Hopkins - Glyndebourne's new Argante

'Colm Wilkinson in Les Misérables is the reason I discovered I could sing'

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News: Actor Dora Bryan dies aged 91 by Michael Quinn

Dora Bryan, one of the most recognisable faces and voices of the past 60 years on television, film, radio and theatre, has died at the age of 91. Her death at a nursing home in…

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Richard Linklater’s 'Boyhood' Captures the Spirit of the Time

Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age epic ‘Boyhood’ shows the dynamic interplay between sublime moments and the continuity of the everyday — just like in Jewish esoteric tra…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Coppelia , London Coliseum by Sarah Frater

London Coliseum: The popularity of athleticism, and so-called 'bra and knicker ballets' - where the dancers wear little more than underwear - has sidelined many traditional product…

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How to take your student show to Edinburgh Fringe by Jasper Bartlett

Want to see your show at the festival in Edinburgh next year? Read the advice of a student who's going this year Continue reading...

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News: Public doubts value of a degree in dance by Nicola Merrifield

Fewer than one-fifth of UK residents believe that obtaining a degree in dance is worth the costs incurred while attending university, according to new research. Just 19% of people taking par…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘One Night’ by Robert Michael Oliver

Women in uniform in the military. Women in uniform in the foxholes. Women in uniform. Sexual assault. Of both men and women. Charles Fuller’s new play, One Night, tackles head on one…

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News: Bill Kenwright blames ‘get rich quick’ attitude for show failures by Matthew Hemley

Producer Bill Kenwright has blamed a “get rich quick” mentality among inexperienced producers for the number of shows and tours that are leaving performers unpaid. His comments come as a…

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News: Council can ‘no longer afford’ to run Leeds Grand by Georgia Snow

Leeds Grand Theatre is being primed for a handover to a commercial operator after the city council said it could no longer afford to run the venue. The proposals would make the Grand the lat…

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News: Letters reveal cancer forced My Fair Lady lyricist to abandon Phantom by Matthew Hemley

Previously unpublished letters written by My Fair Lady lyricist Alan Jay Lerner just three months before his death in 1986 reveal his “desolation” at having to pull out of working on And…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Shakespeare in Love review a heady celebration of the act of theatre by Michael Billington

Noël Coward theatre, LondonMany of the best lines may come from the film, but the play manages to be a warm and witty paean to life on the stage Continue reading...

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Audra McDonald Sings Yahoo! Answers on Fallon

 "Does vodka really kill bees and wasps?"-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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"Whipping Man" hard to beat at Theatre Guild's Henry Awards by Lisa Kennedy

One thing became clear by the end of the 9th Annual Henry Awards: Playwright Matthew Lopez is the real deal.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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I Gave Away My Right To Vote by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago, I encouraged others to take away my right to vote. Why? Because I am an ex-officio director on a board by dint of my position and during a recent review of the board̵…

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Romola Garai 'secretly' weds Sam Hoare by Tim Walker

Romola Garai, the star of The Hour, has married her long-term partner Sam Hoare, by whom she has a daughter

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE – Noel Coward Theatre SW1 by Libby Purves

RUFF TRADE….   Young Shakespeare, a struggling player and playwright, falls for the upper-class Viola de Lesseps, not knowing that she has dressed as a boy to join his cast. She i…

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Off to Colorado. Again. by Colin Mitchell

The final phase of a seven month operation that started in January is finally underway, as I once again take off for Colorado to help move my brother’s family into my parents’ ho…

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Summertime: the birth of Gershwin's American classic by Thomas H Green

Thomas H Green explores the origins of the ultimate jazz club standard

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DVR Alert: Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS Tonight by TV News Desk

Star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth will guest on BravoTV's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE tonight, July 24th.

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Lena Hall, Barrett Foa, Justin Guarini, Lesli Margherita Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents three benefit performances of 'Villain DeBlanks,' a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 1130 pm tonight, July 24 and July 31, and August 7. The perfor…

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Shoshana Bean, Gabrielle Stravelli & Matthew Scott Set for LEMPICKA Private Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

A private reading of Lempicka, a new musical about the tumultuous life of art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, will be presented today and tomorrow, July 24th and 25th in Manhattan.

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Julie D'Moure, Justin Anthony Long and More Join Tim Realbuto in ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP) at 54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Tim Realbuto's 54 Below show will feature JULIE D'MOURE Hair, JUSTIN ANTHONY LONG 'City of Dreams', ANNA LOUISE MORSE Spring Awakening, and NICHOLAS YENSON Ghostlight, along with special gue…

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Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

UnsungMusicalsCo. UMC continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, th…

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Zach Braff, Betsy Wolfe, Nick Cordero & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK Today by BroadwayWorld

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PIECE OF MY HEART, CINDERELLA, AVENUE Q and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Check back later for a complete list of schedule…

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Nina Arianda, Sam Rockwell and More Star in Williamstown Theatre Festival's FOOL FOR LOVE, Beginning Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Williamstown Theatre Festival welcomes Tony Award-winner Nina Arianda and stage and screen star Sam Rockwell to the cast of Fool for Love, playing the Nikos Stage from tonight, July 24-Augus…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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WICKED Reunion! Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa & Shoshana Bean by Pat Cerasaro

A trifecta of terrifically talented triple-threats famous for their headlining roles in Oz-themed mega-hit WICKED convened this week to share a special photo - Eden Espinosa and Shoshana Bea…

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“Phoenix” Rises Off Broadway This August by Matthew Wexler

If you’re looking for a little summer romance with a twist, we’ve got our eyes on a new play opening at the Cherry Lane Theatre. What happens four weeks after a one-night stand? That’s…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Interviews: RuPaul's Drag Race Runner-Up Alaska Sashays Into Sex and the City: Live!

This queen has a lot to say about drag, theater, and the beloved San Francisco institution known as Trannyshack.

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Interviews: Julia Stiles Travels Back to the Stage in a Downtown Train to Phoenix

The film actress recounts her childhood in the theater, from the Chekhov she had to muscle through to the "fluke" that led to her stage debut.

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Melanie Stace: Sirens of the Silver Screen – 54 Below by Sandi Durell

  NY Music Review by Susan Hasho     Melanie Stace is naturally prone to be funny, and by training and experience she is an entertainer—and drop dead gorgeous. She... The po…

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Broadway-Studded Whodunnit Villain: DeBlanks Plays 54 Below Tonight by Adam Hetrick

Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit featuring special guests from Broadway and beyond, is presented for three performances beginning July 24 at 54 Below. The late-night event i…

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The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth by Megan Dekic

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth celebrates her birthday July 24. In honor of the special day, the Playbill Vault looks back at her Broadway stage career.

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Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Heat Up Williamstown's Fool for Love, Opening Tonight by Adam Hetrick

Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell star in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, which opens July 24 on the Nikos Stage.

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Blood and Puppets Collide in Puppet Titus Andronicus, Opening Tonight by Philippe Bowgen

The Puppet Shakespeare Players and STT Productions present the world premiere of Puppet Titus Andronicus – a new comedic take on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus performed in the s…

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Bruce Vilanch, Lesli Margherita and More Star in Free Reading of I Had A Ball Today by Philippe Bowgen

Unsung Musicals Company continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of the 1964 music…

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Stars from Phantom, Bullets Over Broadway, Avenue Q and More Are Part of Free Broadway in Bryant Park Concert Today by Andrew Gans

The Broadway in Bryant Park concert series continues July 24. Over 40 theatre artists are participating in the free event, the third concert of the 14th season of the outdoor presentations.

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The Protagonist Makes Los Angeles Premiere Tonight by Andrew Gans

Carthay Films presents the Los Angeles premiere of The Protagonist, a new comic play by Tim Livingston, beginning July 24 at the Lillian Theatre.

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Beth Leavel, Derek Klena, Jason Gotay, Christina Bianco, Natascia Diaz, Joy Franz Offer Tim Realbuto Plenty of Help July 24 by Andrew Gans

A host of Broadway artists join writer Tim Realbuto for Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), which is presented July 24 at 54 Below.

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Steel Pier to Promises, Promises; The Greatest Stage Moments of Birthday Gal Kristin Chenoweth by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth celebrates her birthday July 24. Playbill.com has compiled some favorite photos featuring the stage and screen star.

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Eric Meyers, Jordan Stanley, Zakiya Young Star in Free Off-Broadway Musical The Lightning Thief, Opening Tonight by Andrew Gans

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, presents the new musical The Lightning Thief — the featured production of its 26th …

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PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart Cast Members Pick Favorite Songs by Bert Berns by Michael Gioia

Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opened Off-Broadway July 21 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature …

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Silly-String Gore for All! Puppet Titus Andronicus Starts Off-Broadway Performances by Broadway.com

Watch your hands, because Puppet Titus is here! Puppet Titus Andronicus begins performances off-Broadway on July 24, with opening night set for July 30 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Th…

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American Premiere of The Good and the True Begins Performances Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

The American premiere of The Good and the True starts preview performances on July 24 at off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre. The Daniel Hrbek-helmed production stars Isobel Pravda and Saul Reich…

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The War of Art – Pentecost by Sandi Durell

              NY Theater Review by JK Clarke     There are a couple of expressions that have been making the rounds on the Internet... The post T…

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BWW Reviews: Aurora's Magical MARY POPPINS Brings New Surprises to Beloved Classic by Matt Tamanini

There is something very special, even magical, in the wind in Lawrenceville this summer. As he did with last year's LES MISERABLES, director Justin Anderson has found exciting ways to bring …

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Takuya Hiramitsu Discusses New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGER by Pat Cerasaro

Takuya Hiramitsu, the director at the helm of the brand new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON set to premiere later this year in Toky…

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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elaine Stritch Gets Juicy by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are turning back the hands of time in viewing an unearthed piece of theatre history featuring the TV debut of Tony Award-winning legend Elaine Stritch singing and selling up a storm…

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“Mother Jones and the Children’s Crusade” (NYMF) by Sandi Durell

      NY Theater Review By Marcina Zaccaria   At the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Crystal Theatre and Benjamin Simpson present “Mother Jones and the Children’s …

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