Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Shakespeare in Love: the early life of the world's greatest playwright - video by Guardian Staff

On the Bard's 450th birthday, find out how Shakespeare became Shakespeare. A new play based on the film Shakespeare in Love, adapted by Lee Hall, has its world premiere in the West End in Ju…

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BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Theatre News: Finborough Theatre announces summer season

The upcoming shows include the UK premiere of a Noel Coward work, new shows from the US and some rediscoveries

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Features: Video: Arthur Darvill, Cynthia Erivo, Sharon D. Clarke and more reveal their ideal Shakespearean role

From Cleopatra to Richard III, find out which characters they chose

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Constellation dips its toe in the twentieth century, then its back to myth by Tim Treanor

Constellation Theatre, which has built its reputation on authentic stagings of classical plays, announced that its three-play 2014-2015 season will consist of two relatively modern plays and…

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Keaton and Arbuckle in “The Butcher Boy” by Trav S.D.

Today is the anniversary of the release date of the Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle short The Butcher Boy (1917). This unremarkable little short is nowadays somewhat unduly enshrined i…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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The art of juggling: four classic YouTube videos by Lyn Gardner

Gandini Juggling's witty circus show Smashed opens at the Udderbelly in London tonight. To celebrate, here's a selection of clips showing great jugglers operating at full stretchSome years a…

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Review:Hedwig and the Angry Inch at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Neil Patrick Harris brings Broadway pizazz to downtown rock musical

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Review: Privacy (Donmar Warehouse)

James Graham's latest play examines the issues with online privacy

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Theatre News: Further casting including Anna Carteret announced for Shakespeare in Love

As the Bard reaches his 450th birthday, more names for the upcoming stage-to-screen adaptation have been unveiled

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Former Daily Show Head Writer's Religious Satire Heading to Broadway

It's scheduled for a 2015 run.-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Review: Neil Patrick Harris in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" by David Stanley

Neil Patrick Harris spectacularly destroys the shackles of “Dougie Howser, M.D.” and triumphs as East German transgender rock star Hedwig.

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Los Angeles Theater Review: THE LION IN WINTER (The Colony Theatre in Burbank) by Tom Chaits

A TOOTHLESS LION James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter is a brilliant study in castle intrigue laced with deceit and deception, alliances and allegiances, backstabbing and double dealing. The…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW (NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood) by Tony Frankel

UNBEREAVABLE Bekah Brunstetter’s Be a Good Little Widow is awash with structural issues (ambiguous timeline, disconnected scenes), trite themes and relationships, and a refusal to penetrat…

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Outer Critics Circle nominations: 'Gentleman's Guide' gets 11, 'Aladdin' lands 8' by Gold Derby

Eight days before the nominations for the Tony Awards are announced, the Outer Critics Circle have weighed in with contenders for their kudos.  Winners will be revealed on May 13 and fe…

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Outer Critics Circle Awards: Complete list of nominations by Gold Derby

Nominees for the 63rd annual Outer Critics Circle Awards were announced on April 22. (Read full report here.) Winners will be revealed on May 13 and feted at Sardi's on May 22. …

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When the Museum's Your Stage

As New York's museums are once again starting to present dance performances, choreographers are finding that they are not easy spaces to adapt to.

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Stars of Vaudeville #865: Lee Tung Foo by Trav S.D.

  Today is the birthday of Lee Tung Foo (1875-1966). Born in California, Lee was a Chinese American singer in vaudeville from the mid 1890s through around 1890. Lee was formally trained, an…

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‘An Act of God,’ Based on a David Javerbaum Book, Gears Up for Broadway by Gordon Cox

Producer Jeffrey Finn (“Seminar,” “Scandalous,” “Dead Accounts”) will shepherd new play “An Act of God” to Broadway, where the show — ba…

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Neil Patrick Harris Wanted the Heels Higher for Broadway’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ by Gordon Cox

You could forgive John Cameron Mitchell for feeling a sense of ownership of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the 1998 musical he and Stephen Trask wrote. He also created the title r…

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Director and cast of the RSC First Encounters Taming of the Shrew share their views by TheatreVOICE

SHAKESPEARE: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Director Michael Fentiman, actors Katy Stephens (Petruchio) and Forbes Masson (Katherina) talk to Judi Herman about the RSC's First Encounters version of…

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Rees back at Globe with 'What You Will'

Actor-director, who's 'obsessed by Shakespeare,' doing one-night solo show as rehearsals for new musical 'Dog and Pony' begin.

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Music pirates in deep sheet

NEW YORK - By now, some young musical-theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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News: Birmingham Rep to host European culture festival by Nicola Merrifield

Birmingham Repertory Theatre will be the home of this year’s Be Festival, which celebrates European culture, after the event was forced to relocate from the factory it previously occupied.…

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Privacy, Donmar Warehouse, theatre review

How do we balance the right to privacy with the demands of security, in a post-Snowden age? An age where we also, quite voluntarily, upload reams of information about ourselves every day? Pr…

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Privacy, Donmar Warehouse, London by Mark Shenton

Donmar Warehouse, London: For once, you are requested to leave your phone on at the theatre. It will become an integral part of the first act of Privacy, James Graham's interactive new …

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Some Enchanted Evening, Crazy Coqs, London by Paul Vale

Crazy Coqs, London: While singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom is no stranger to London audiences, this is the first time that she has performed in the capital with husband, the singer George Ba…

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Every Last Trick, Royal and Derngate, Northampton by Natasha Tripney

Royal and Derngate, Northampton: James Dacre's inaugural season as artistic director at the Royal and Derngate continues with Tamsin Oglesby's new version of George Feydeau's …

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An Intervention, Palace Theatre, Watford by With The Simplest Of Designs By Lucy Osborne, and Great Music From Tom Gibbons (i Particularly Liked The Use Of Joe Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends), This Engrossing and Entertaining Piece Ends On A Powerful Visual Image Of A Suicidal Mutual D

Palace Theatre, Watford: A smart two-hander, An Intervention begins with a drink-fuelled confrontation between A, a young woman who has just been on an anti-war protest, and her best friend,…

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PHOTO CALL: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

The Broadway premiere of the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, opened on Broadway April 22 foll…

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Dorian Gray, Riverside Studios by Fisun Güner

Adapted by Linnie Reedman and with music by Joe Evans, Oscar Wilde’s only novel – the more scandalous original version serialised in 1890, which Wilde himself later expurgated – finds …

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A Will of My Own by Steven Berkoff

I hardly knew anything about Shakespeare as a schoolboy and it was only when attending my first acting classes, when we sallow and uncouth students were required to do a speech each week to …

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Behind the scenes with the Royal Shakespeare Company in pictures by Elena Goodinson

This St George's Day marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. To mark the occasion, take a look behind the scenes at the Royal Shakespeare Company's rehearsals for He…

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Beat the Bard! Shakespeare's characters fight it out in our interactive game by Guardian Staff

Could Richard III handle Hamlet in a punch-up? Is Benedick more fanciable than Beatrice? Is Falstaff craftier than Cleopatra? Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday by pitting his characters…

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Shakespeare quotes to live your life by by Guardian Readers

We asked readers to record themselves reading their most treasured lines from Shakespeare's plays. Here are our favourite responses what other quotes would you add?To mark the 450th anniver…

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Can You Hear Me Now? by Sam Hurwitt

“Nobody told me it was going to be this noisy going deaf.”

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The Amazon Incident by Sam Hurwitt

Why’s Wondy suddenly an enemy of the people? Because Amazons Attack!

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Director Karen Berger On Diane Stubbings' The Parricide by K.e. Weber

The Parricide traverses the life  of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and exposes the torment of a writer forced to choose  between passion and love. …

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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45 Hamlets for Shakespeare's 450th birthday - in pictures by Guardian Staff

On the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, Michael Billington has picked the best Hamlets he's seen in each decade of his theatregoing life. To help you choose your own favourite Princ…

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Best Shakespeare productions: what's your favourite Hamlet? by Michael Billington

To mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth we're choosing our favourite versions of his plays. Here's a handful of the finest Hamlets 45 Hamlets for Shakespeare's 450th birthday i…

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Broadway: Neil Patrick Harris Will Get The Tony Award Everyone Wants to Give Him by Roger Friedman

The Tony Awards and the Broadway cognoscenti want to give Neil Patrick Harris a Tony Award so badly you actually hear it Categories: Celebrity Theater(Read more...)

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Theatre News: Organised Chaos bring Boy On A Bed to Lowry Studio, 15 May

Organised Chaos present the latest play to come from their annual script call.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Cyrille Aimee Brings Gypsy Jazz to The Cabaret at The Columbia Club Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Internationally renowned, Cyrille's vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius. Her culturally rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and the incr…

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CINDERELLA, MATILDA and More Give Out Shakespeare Sonnets Today by BroadwayWorld

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday today, April 23, 2014, the Broadway League has announced a series of joint activities with World Book Night U.S, a non-profit campaign …

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Emma Hunton Joins Cast of WICKED's First National Tour as Elphaba Today by BroadwayWorld

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked will welcome Emma Hunton as Elphaba today, April 23 in Richmond, VA.

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Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green and More Set for LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the …

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Broadway Green Alliance Hosts Spring Textile Collection Drive in Times Square Today by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway Green Alliance BGA is sponsoring a textile drive for the theater industry and fans today, April 23rd from 1100am - 200pm in Duffy Square at 46th Street and Broadway. The collect…

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Nathan Lane Joins Tyne Daly and Terrence McNally for MOTHERS AND SONS Talkback Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, now playing at the Golden Theatre 252 West 45th Street, will hold a special talkback tonight, April 23r…

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Bebe Neuwirth Set for ARTS PROJECT WITH MADDIE ORTON Tonight by TV News Desk

Lessons Learned by Bebe Neuwirth will be featured on the next THE ARTS PROJECT WITH MADDIE ORTON, airing tonight, 423 at 8pm.

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In a Word... Yaël Farber on Mies Julie by The Charlebois Post

Strindberg's African Dance of Deathby Chad DembskiYaël Farber is a multiple award-winning director and playwright of international acclaim. Her productions have toured the world extensively…

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Phillip Hayes Dean, the Playwright of Divisive ‘Paul Robeson,’ Dies at 83 by Bruce Weber

“Paul Robeson,” which starred James Earl Jones and opened on Broadway in 1978, was considered by black intellectuals to be insufficiently complex and eventually derailed the writer’s c…

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Latest and greatest in NYC Theater: The Flick, The Great Immensity, Rocky, The Box, Violet by Maxamoo

Lindsay, Maxamoo’s founder, and Nicole, from Mildly Bitter’s Musings, chat about the latest goings on in New York City theater, what was great, what was awful, and what we reco…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Opening Night: Casa Valentina, Harvey Fierstein's First New Play in More Than 25 Years, Opens on Broadway

Patrick Page and John Cullum star in this production from Manhattan Theatre Club.

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Theater News: An Act of God to Descend Upon Broadway

The new comedy will take on the Great White Way.

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Trends: The Year of Lear: How a 400-Year-Old Tragedy Became New York's Most Produced Play

Shakespeare's greatest drama, King Lear, takes some of the most prestigious stages in New York, with more than five productions scheduled for 2014.

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Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch Rock Broadway on Opening Night

John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's rock musical is directed by Michael Mayer.

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Idina Menzel, Michael Greif & Brian Yorkey Discuss IF/THEN by Pat Cerasaro

Broadway superstar and recognizable crossover entertainment personality Idina Menzel joins with director Michael Greif and bookwriterlyricist Brian Yorkey for a discussion of her new origina…

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Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA Opens on Broadway Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

CASA VALENTINA, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, began performances on April 1 at Manhattan Theatre Club's S…

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Matt Bomer Says Filming THE NORMAL HEART 'Blew My Mind' by Pat Cerasaro

Recognizable small screen star Matt Bomer shares his enthusiasm and passion for the new stage-to-screen iteration of Larry Kramer's acclaimed drama THE NORMAL HEART as part of a new intervie…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice Discuss NEW US JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour by Pat Cerasaro

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was presented last week and a first look at Destiny's Child me…

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AN ACT OF GOD Heading to Broadway in 2015 by BroadwayWorld

Producer Jeffrey Finn Seminar, The Realistic Joneses announced today An Act of God, the stage adaptation of The Last Testament A Memoir By God, is headed to Broadway. The new Broadway comedy…

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IF/THEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available For Pre-Order On iTunes, Out 6/3 by Pat Cerasaro

The original Broadway cast recording for new musical IFTHEN, starring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, is now available for pre-order.

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A Quick Chat With Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman About Passing Gas Onstage

“I shot out of bed. I was like, What is that!? It didn’t dissipate.”-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Theater Review: A Touching, Great Production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Reveals The Show's Flaws

"Stipulated: It's still terrifically smart."-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical Star Luba Mason Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Playbill.com's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience. …

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Judith Light and Christopher Sieber Announce Drama League Awards Nominations April 23 by Carey Purcell

Two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light and Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber announce the 2014 Drama League Awards nominations April 23 at 11 AM at Sardi's.

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Laura Osnes, Sam Underwood, Max Crumm, Amy Spanger and More Celebrate Shakespeare at April 23 Like You Like It Concert by Michael Gioia

The concert version of the award-winning musical Like You Like It, based on As You Like It and set at a mall in the 1980s, is held April 23 at 54 Below in celebration of William Shakespeare&…

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Drama League Presents Rocky Composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty in Up Close Series April 23 by Carey Purcell

Award-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty participate in the Drama League's Up Close series April 23 at 7 PM.

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New York Premiere of The Few, Featuring Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence and Tasha Lawrence, Begins April 23 by Carey Purcell

The New York premiere of The Few, by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter, begins performances at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater April 23 prior to an official opening May 8.

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Christine Toy Johnson, Antoinette LaVecchia, Richard Topol Star in New York Premiere of Tough Titty, Beginning April 23 by Andrew Gans

The New York premiere of Tough Titty, by the late, award-winning playwright Oni Faida Lampley, is presented April 23-May 11 at the Paradise Factory in the East Village.

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Romantic Drama Sea Marks, Starring Patrick Fitzgerald and Tony Nominee Xanthe Elbrick, Begins April 23 at Irish Rep by Carey Purcell

Irish Repertory Theatre concludes its 2013-14 season with a revival of Gardner McKay's Sea Marks, with performances beginning April 23. 

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Emma Hunton Defies Gravity in North American Tour of Wicked, Starting April 23 by Andrew Gans

The company of the first North American tour of the hit Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked welcomes Emma Hunton as Elphaba beginning April 23 in Richmond, VA, at the Altria Theat…

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Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Starring Patrick Page, John Cullum and Gabriel Ebert, Opens on Broadway by Carey Purcell

Casa Valentina, a new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein about an upstate colony where heterosexual men dress as women, officially opens on Broadway April 23 at M…

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Amber Gray, Jocelyn Bioh, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Shyko Amos, Danny Wolohan, Ben Horner Star in An Octoroon, Beginning April 23 by Andrew Gans

The Soho Rep world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon begins performances April 23 prior to an official opening May 4.

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare: Ten Broadway Musicals Inspired By The Bard's Plays by David Gewirtzman

The gangsters in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate implore the audience to "Brush up your Shakespeare." In honor of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Playbill will help reade…

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Schools of the Stars: Where Casa Valentina Cast and Creators Went to College by Robert Viagas

Where the principals of the Broadway play Casa Valentina pursued their college studies.

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Stage Adaptation of "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God" Heading to Broadway by Adam Hetrick

An Act of God, a stage adaptation of the satirical publication "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God," will bow on Broadway in 2015, producer Jeffrey Finn announced April 23.

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PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss and Putting the Pieces Together Cast Pick Inspirational Songs by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks and Natalie Weiss are among the performers set for Putting the Pieces Together: Volume 2, a benefit concert for autism awareness, April…

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Prepare Ye! God Will Make His Broadway Debut in 2015 by Ryan McPhee

God is making His official Broadway debut, and it’s not in Mormon! A stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God by The Daily Show head writer and executive producer D…

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The Catskills Can Be Such a Drag...Casa Valentina Opens On Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Hey, fellas! Pack up your dresses and eyeshadow, because Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina celebrates its Broadway opening on April 23 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Manhattan …

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Video of the Week, April 23, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

We don't often put up "process" videos for productions as our Video of the Week but this one, for Company Theatre's Belleville, is so quirky and endearing we had to share.(Read our review of…

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Meryl Streep Honored with Monte Cristo Award by Sandi Durell

    Meryl Streep  was honored with the 14th-Annual Monte Cristo Award at Edison Ballroom last night, presented by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.        …

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'An Act of God' to Strike Broadway by David Rooney

The new play by Emmy-winning former "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" writer David Javerbaum is based on his critically acclaimed book, "The Last Testament: A Memoir by God."read more

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