Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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The family known as the award winning Pointless Theatre Company by Brett Steven Abelman

“Shamelessly co-dependent is what we like to say.” So Patti Kalil, co-artistic director, describes Pointless Theatre.  She is sitting beside a brightly painted backdrop before rehearsal…

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Review: The Roaring Girl (Swan Theatre, RSC)

Lisa Dillon stars in the opening production of the RSC's 'Roaring Girls' season

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CLICK BOX TO YOUR LEFT TO TAKE NEW POLL! THE 2014 HOT OR NOT FINALS BALLOT 2: FEATURED ACTOR AND FEATURED ACTRESS by JK

DUE TO A SERVER ERROR, YOU WILL NEED TO CLICK THE "HOT OR NOT" LOGO TO YOUR LEFT TO ACCESS THE POLL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG ENTRY!  THANK YOU!THIS IS A NEW POLL - THE SECOND OF T…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Paines Plough – “I don’t know how anyone can run a company on their own” by Conori Bell-Bhuiyan

James Grieve and George Perrin have been working together since the were at university – they started their own company, Nabokov, and co-ran it together for 10 years. So when the job of Ar…

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Almanac: Paul Hindemith on composition

"The road from the head to the hand is a long one while one is still conscious of it. The...

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Snapshot: Glenn Gould plays Hindemith

Glenn Gould plays the fugue from Paul Hindemith's Third Piano Sonata: (This is the latest in a series of arts-related...

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Fuse Visual Arts Review: “Quilts and Color” — Far From Folk and Perhaps Beyond Art by Peter Walsh

Far from being the cool, detached, and cerebral creations of the color field artists, these quilts, imagined in their intended context, are deeply personal, sensuous, and alive.

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News: London Symphony Orchestra to drop unpaid intern scheme by Ed Frankl

The London Symphony Orchestra has dropped an unpaid internship scheme following accusations that the publically-funded organisation could be breaching Arts Council England’s guidelines. It…

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Gossip: Rock on? Brian May and Ben Elton working on We Will Rock You sequel

As the Queen musical prepares to make its final bow at the Dominion Theatre, news of a follow-up has emerged

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Photos: Exclusive Photo: Wonkas Douglas Hodge and Alex Jennings together at Olivier Awards

Jennings, who begins performances as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on 19 May, shared a joke with the role's originator Douglas Hodge at the Oliviers on Sunday

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Laurel and Hardy in “Way Out West” by Trav S.D.

  Today is the anniversary of the release date of the Laurel and Hardy classic Way Out West (1937).  This charming genre spoof has Stan and Olllie pair delivering the deed to a mine to a…

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Laurel and Hardy in “The Music Box” by Trav S.D.

  Today is the anniversary of the release date of Laurel and Hardy’s The Music Box (1932), considered by many to be the greatest comedy of all time. Its virtues are strictly formal,…

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Charlie Chaplin in “The Cure” by Trav S.D.

   Today is the anniversary of the Charlie Chaplin short The Cure (1917). The Cure is one of the perfect comedies the comedian made for the Mutual Film Corporation, a period during whi…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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The Roaring Girl, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review

We're used to heroines in Elizabethan and Jacobean plays who disguise themselves as boys for protection or in order to pursue the men they love.  But once the barriers to marriage are surmo…

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Morris Aza obituary by Sam Gore

My grandfather, Morris Aza, who has died aged 89, was a theatrical agent for more than 40 years and represented some of the top names in the entertainment world.He was born into a show-busin…

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Behind the Joke: Rubberbandits, Tony Law and Marc Lucero on their comedy by Rubberbandits, Tony Law and Marc Lucero

Three acts on where they got the inspiration for their jokes about a dad's best friend, emailing cheese and elephants with accentsReading on mobile? Watch Rubberbandits here Continue reading…

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Review: Good People (Noel Coward Theatre)

Jonathan Kent's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony-winning drama, starring Imelda Staunton as a downtrodden Bostonian, transfers to the West End

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Review: 'Tis Pity She's A Whore (Barbican)

Cheek by Jowl restore the 17th century play, producing an incestuous tragedy which leaves a 'strange but thought-provoking aftertaste'

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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The Malcontent, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, theatre review

One of the aim’s of the Globe’s indoor Jacobean Playhouse was to experiment with theatrical traditions of the era. And with this debut show by The Globe Young Players, that intention is …

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Richard Armitage to lead cast of The Crucible on London stage

Richard Armitage will be the latest big screen actor to take to the London stage when he stars in a new production of The Crucible in June.

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The Roaring Girl, Swan Theatre, theatre review

We're used to heroines in Elizabethan and Jacobean plays who disguise themselves as boys for protection or in order to pursue the men they love.  But once the barriers to marriage are surmo…

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Rodin, London Coliseum, ballet review

The sculptor Auguste Rodin could make clay evoke the weight and power of flesh.

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News: Derby’s Assembly Rooms to remain closed for 18 months following fire by Steve Orme

Derby’s Assembly Rooms could be demolished and rebuilt following a fire on the roof of the adjoining car park five weeks ago. The plant room – which housed the venue’s power, heating a…

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Production News: Liz Robertson to perform at the Hippodrome in London by Ed Frankl

Liz Robertson will bring her one-woman show, Songs From My Trunk, to the Hippodrome Casino in London. Robertson, who has appeared in shows such as The Phantom of the Opera and A Little Night…

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Could deal to save the opera be near?

Donors are lined up, reorganization plan in the works to rescue company from closure on April 29

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Alysha Umphress and More by Nitelife Exchange

Broadway vet and singing sensation Alysha Umphress, fresh off her starring turn as Cee Cee in the World Premiere of Beaches (Signature Theatre), joins the line up of 9 Songs by James Harvey …

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The 'Ring' Circus Begins in Houston

The Houston Grand Opera launches its first-ever "Ring" cycle with "Das Rheingold," which is more European high-concept than U.S. representational in style, with lots of eye-catching video an…

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Going Through the Motions

Two modern-dance companies struggle to bridge the gap between movement and meaning.

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Following a Dancer's Steps to Success

A documentary having its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, 'Ballet 422' follows the young choreographer Justin Peck as he creates the 422nd new ballet, later titled 'Paz de la Jol…

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Hockey's Unsung Star: The Anthem Singer

Why is the singing of the national anthem so much better in the NHL?

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Theatergoers, you may be able to take A train to 'Soul Train'

Also in Tattle: Ellen is most powerful, DiCaprio linked to new role, Colbert to guest on Letterman.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Russell Howard: Wonderbox, Royal Albert Hall, London by Julian Hall

Royal Albert Hall, London: The boyish charms of telly-friendly comic Russell Howard are stretched by his latest show, Wonderbox, the contents of which feel more arbitrary as it progresses. R…

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Morecambe, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon by Paul Vale

Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon: Tim Whitnall's one-man play opens with the death of Eric Morecambe at the age of 58 and sees the comic at the pearly gates, ready to tell the audience his sid…

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A Steady Rain, Ustinov Studio, Bath by Jeremy Brien

Ustinov Studio, Bath: The third season of UK premieres of American plays at the Ustinov continues to impress with this hard-edged Chicago street drama, first staged in the US in 2007, about …

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The Roaring Girl, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon by Natasha Tripney

Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: The RSC's Roaring Girls season begins, appropriately enough, with Dekker and Middleton's city comedy of 1611 inspired by the life of Mary Frith, …

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Shenton's View: Airing grievances from tweets to seats by Mark Shenton

Everyone can nowadays air private grievances publicly, of course, thanks to Twitter, and broadcast them to as many followers as they have. But there’s also a sense in which Twitter enc…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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theartsdesk in Sydney: Strictly Ballroom's back by Jeremy Eccles

Everyone is beautiful when they dance,” oozes the ballroom MC in the midst of a competition that reveals just how un-beautiful terpsichorean people can be when seriously challenged by othe…

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An artists' boycott of Russia would simply play into Putin's hands by Judith Mackrell

Matthew Bourne is the latest choreographer to refuse to work in Russia. But if more British artists follow suit it might just make life harder for LGBT artists who oppose Putin Jonathan Jone…

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Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller: a year in their lives - in pictures by Guardian Staff

A View from the Bridge, currently revived at the Young Vic, was first staged in London in 1956. It was a dramatic year for Miller: he appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committ…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back by Sam Hurwitt

This issue promises to be a shocker, so much so that the title on the splash page is “We Dare Not Reveal the Title!”

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Theater Review: A School-Massacre Story on a Severe Canvas, in The Library

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Theater Review: Steven Soderbergh Directs ‘The Library,’ at the Public by Ben Brantley

“The Library,” the director Steven Soderbergh’s maiden outing on the New York stage, opened on Tuesday at the Public Theater.

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The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret by Bret McCabe

The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret Written by Mariah MacCarthy Directed by Susan Stroupe Presented by Glass Mind Theatre at Gallery 788 through April 19 At some point in Glass M…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Dear Sajid Javid: don't pretend to like the arts by Rupert Christiansen

Get the finances right, Rupert Christiansen tells the new Culture Secretary

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Theatre News: Greater Manchester Fringe Festival seeks writers, performers, musicians and organisers

It's all hands on deck, as the popular fringe festival celebrates its third year of performances this July and the organisers need you.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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In a Word... Kate Applin on Metro Youth Opera's Hänsel and Gretel by The Charlebois Post

Into The Woodsby Gaëtan L. CharleboisKate Applin is lauded for her passionate work in Toronto’s operatic community. In 2010, at age 23, Ms Applin founded Metro Youth Opera, offering emerg…

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Video of the Week, April 16, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

As it finishes its run at The Cultch in Vancouver, and heads on to Place des Arts in Montreal and World Stage in Toronto, catch this brilliant vid for Mies Julie.

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Good, bad & recommended: Brits Off Broadway, The Library, Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra by Maxamoo

Lindsay, Nicole, and new guest host Isaac Butler chat about their latest outings to the theater in New York City, what was great, what was awful, and what we’re looking forward to se…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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‘The Library’: theater review by Joe Dziemianowicz

On paper, “The Library” had everything going for it. But on stage, the drama about the aftershocks of a fatal school shooting lacks insight.

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Los Angeles Theater Review: EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH (The Theatre @ Boston Court) by Tony Frankel

EVERYTHING NEEDS A RETOUCH 30-year-old Jess is a mess. A New York-based dotcom genius, Jess is fraught with low self-esteem, making her an overweight, smelly, anti-social, stressed-out, aggr…

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Off Broadway Review: ‘The Library’ Directed by Steven Soderbergh by Gordon Cox

A skilled director can work magic, which is what Steven Soderbergh has done with “The Library,” a thin play penned by Soderbergh collaborator Scott Z. Burns (“Side Effects…

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Guys and Dolls: Harvest Rain Theatre by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Guys and Dolls, Brisbane Harvest Rain’s first fully professional production, was aptly big budget, brightly costumed and included some big names in the cast. Charming and vocally talen…

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Happy Opening to Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco & Chris O’Dowd! by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men opens on April 16 at the Longacre Theatre. Helmed by Anna D. Shapiro, the stage adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novella stars James Franco, C…

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Trends: Crowdfunding in Theater: Understanding the Why and the How

When you Kickstart a musical or play, where does that money Indiegogo?

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Opening Night: Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Opens on Broadway Tonight

The stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic American novella returns to Broadway for the first time in almost four decades.

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Review: Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna” Soars by Matthew Wexler

Broadway Blog editor Matthew Wexler discovers the mystical world of  Amaluna. By now, most of us are familiar with the Cirque du Soleil brand, one which combines circus acts with death-def…

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James Franco and Chris O'Dowd Make Broadway Debuts in Of Mice and Men, Opening April 16 by Andrew Gans

The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, which marks the Main Stem debuts of co-stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, officially opens April 16 at the Longacre Theatr…

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THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Under My Skin Star Kerry Butler 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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Tribeca Film Festival, Featuring "Venus in Fur" and Films Starring Zoe Kazan, John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Patrick Stewart, Begins April 16 by Carey Purcell

The 13th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, a series intended to connect filmmakers with audiences and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center, begins April 16 and continues th…

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Ruth Draper's Monologues, Starring Annette Bening, Opens at Geffen Playhouse April 16 by Carey Purcell

Four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening stars in the world premiere of Ruth Draper's Monologues at the Geffen Playhouse, opening April 16 following previews that began April 8.&nb…

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PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan, Caissie Levy and Wild Party Concert Cast Pick Favorite Andrew Lippa Songs by Michael Gioia

Julia Murney, who received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance as Queenie in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, is among the performers who will star in a special concert v…

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World Premiere of The Box: A Black Comedy Opens at Irondale Center April 16 by Carey Purcell

The Foundry Theatre presents the world-premiere production of Marcus Gardley's satire The Box: A Black Comedy opening April 16 at Brooklyn's Irondale Center following previews t…

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SCHOOLS OF THE STARS: Where Of Mice and Men Cast and Creators Went to College by Robert Viagas

Where the principals of the Broadway play Of Mice and Men pursued their college studies.

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