Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Cinderella: The Remix’ is set to the hip beat of modern times by Celia Wren

An old-school fairy godmother might float serenely to a protégée’s rescue, waving a magic wand. Not so for the supernatural fixer of “Cinderella: The Remix,” the clever children’s …

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Odds & Ends: Clint Eastwood's Dirty Boys, Frozen Reigns Supreme, See Aladdin's World & More! by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys Talk Dirty Those naughty Jersey Boys! Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood's big sc…

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The Broadway.com Show: Bullets Stars Trash Talk! Mormon Converts London! Javert Licks Billie!? by Broadway.com

This week's episode has the Bullets cast trash-talking bad actors, a traffic jam caused by the Prez needing a Broadway fix, a revealing tweet from a Les Miz star and a whole lotta love f…

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Theater News: {Your Name Here}: A Queer Theater Company to Offer Three Performances of Don't Drink From the River

MJ Kaufman's new developmental play highlights issues surrounding transgender youth.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Birangona: Women of War, The Lost Theatre, London by Honour Bayes

The Lost Theatre, London: This is an affecting debut from the Komola Collective, a company set up to tell previously untold histories from women's perspectives. After a year of research…

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737 Has Twice the Celebration by Deborah Feldman, Eric Olson and Dawsalee Griffin

The event featured a performance by iLUMINATE, dancers who perform in the dark to create illuminated characters -- including 737s. A United Airlines airplane formed the stage's backdrop, as …

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‘Moth,’ Declan Greene’s tale of tormented adolescence, at Studio Theatre 2ndStage by Peter Marks

“Moth” is “Glee” for the Emo crowd, a look at high school life from the point of view of the disaffected and disenfranchised, the bullied and the brooding. Australian playwright Decl…

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Muppets On Their Mind: Muppet Christ Superstar Parody by Christopher Graham Released on BandCamp (Audio) by Michael Gioia

Muppet Christ Superstar, an audio parody of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Christopher Graham as the voices of the classic Muppet characters by Jim Henson, h…

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Mike Eldred, Chuck Wagner, Rachel Potter, Matthew Scott Set for Nashville Les Miserables by Andrew Gans

Studio Tenn will present a concert version of Les Miserables May 3-4 in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center's Laura Turner Hall in Nashville.

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Browsing: Incorporating a Touch of ‘Cabaret’ Into Your Wardrobe by Erica M. Blumenthal

Pale-pink chemises, lace-trimmed bras, and feather headbands to top off a Sally Bowles inspired look.

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Scene City: A Filmmaker Relishes His Next Act(s) by John Koblin

On opening night of “The Library,” no second thoughts from Steven Soderbergh about retirement.

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ArtsBeat: Incubator Arts Project to Close by Patrick Healy

The experimental performance company Incubator Arts Project announced that it would close in July.

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Becoming The Wholehearted by HowlRound

By Deborah Stein, Suli Holum. The second time I worked with my boxing trainer, I burst out crying. I don’t know what set me off, I know that it was at the end of the session and I was exha…

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Wait… I Can Bring My Kid to the TCG Conference? by Devon Berkshire

Everyone, this is Diego. He’s about to be 12 weeks old, and he’ll be joining us in San Diego. (And while I love this year’s Conference town, no—I did not name him after it. Work-life…

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Want to sing with Opera Theatre? Here's your chance.

And you don't even have to audition; just sign up.

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James Franco: the guy you love to hate (and hate to love) by Reed Tucker

On Wednesday, James Franco makes his Broadway debut playing the lead in “Of Mice and Men.” The actor’s latest role could make him the toast of the town — or...

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The Gospel According to...Jaspal Binning by Michael Block

Name: Jaspal BinningHometown: Birmingham, EnglandEducation: Two Year Meisner Conservatory (New York Film Academy)Who do you play in The Mysteries?: AdamTell us about The Mysteries: The Myste…

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Review: Lucie Arnaz: Spring Is Here

Arnaz shows us how it's done in her debut solo appearance at Café Carlyle

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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News: (Toronto) Buddies in Bad Times announces season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR 2014/15 SEASONBUDDIESINBADTIMES.COM/14-15 – TICKETS ON SALE NOWTORONTO: March 18, 2014. Artistic Director Brendan Healy unveiled an ambi…

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News: (Toronto) Nightwood Theatre announces season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

Announcing Nightwood Theatre’s2014/15 SEASONSeason to include: an epic story of cancer survival from Maja Ardal, workshop productions by Nicole Brooks and Susanna Fournier, and the ta…

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Review: (Toronto / Theatre) The Sound of Music by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Seanna Kennedy)How do You Solve a Problem Like This?The LOT’s new Sound of Music feels like climbing uphillby Stuart Munro@StuartMunroTOStaircases on mountains. Grapevining nuns.…

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News: (Ottawa) NAC French Theatre announces season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

2014-15 Théâtre français Season at the NAC"The Most important element of theatre is transformation"Ottawa, 15 April 2014 – Theatre lovers were invited to a celebration today at the NAC …

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Hubbard Street Dance receives $100,000 NEA grant by Johnny Oleksinski

Chicago arts organizations will receive $1,233,500 in grants from the National Endowment for The Arts this year, 2014 headlined by a $100,000 grant to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for its Mo…

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Behind the Curtain of Act One! Chart Theater Legend Moss Hart’s Extraordinary Journey to Broadway by Gemma Wilson

Get ready for a little Broadway on Broadway! Act One is based on the autobiography of famed playwright, director and storyteller Moss Hart, which chronicles his astonishing rise from poverty…

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Pivot Television Network Gives Ten-Episode Commitment to "Freestyle Love Supreme," With Lin-Manuel Miranda by Michael Gioia

Pivot, the start-up cable network backed by Participant Media, will launch a ten-episode series entitled "Freestyle Love Supreme" that is based on the improv show and hip-hop crew …

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Tony Nominee Valerie Harper Says She Is "Cancer Free" (Plus Video) by Michael Gioia

Valerie Harper, the Tony Award-nominated actress who announced in March 2013 that she had been diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer, said in a recent interview with Closer magazine …

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Turn Left at Greenland: The Beatles Meet the Press by Bcohenstratyner@nypl.org, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Library For The Performing Arts

When you enter the exhibition and walk past the stage set-up (accompanied by the sound of screaming girls), you see a line-up of microphones and a video clip of the Beatles landing in NYC fo…

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Dreamcasting Fun! Andrew Lippa Imagines Big Revivals For Seven of His Musicals

Andrew Lippa dreamcasts seven of his most famous musicals with the likes Beyonce, Hugh Jackman, James Franco and Kate Hudson.

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Review: Good People, Noel Coward Theatre by Daniel Harrison

It would be possible for an audience to leave content enough with having experienced the fizzling layer of warmth and humour that pins together Good People. Yet dig a little deeper, and you …

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Review: Dorian/The House Theatre of Chicago by Zach Freeman

RECOMMENDED Flashing lights, club music, alcoholic beverages, a coat rack, wristbands and people mingling seem more like traits of a party than a play. However, this is what audience members…

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Theater News: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon Extends at Soho Rep

The antebellum revamp will begin performances at the end of April.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Fuse Concert Review: The Discovery Ensemble at Jordan Hall — A Group That is Growing Strong and Fast by Jonathan Blumhofer

The Discovery Ensemble's precision was also on full display in the vigorous contrapuntal writing that came across with impressive, electrifying energy and visceral punchiness.

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American Theater Company announces new partnership with The Araca Group, New York producers by Chris Jones

Chicago's American Theater Company said Wednesday that it has inked a new partnership designed to create an enhanced Chicago-to-New York pipeline of new American works with commercial poten…

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Fashion and Broadway Collide! Calvin Klein & Anna Wintour Meet the Cast of Mothers and Sons by Lindsay Champion

Tyne Daly and the cast of Broadway’s Mothers and Sons had two very fashionable special guests on April 15—Vogue editor Anna Wintour and fashion designer Calvin Klein! The duo too…

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Photos! Stars Align on Opening Night of The Library, Starring Chloe Grace Moretz by Broadway.com

Step inside the star-studded opening night of Scott Z. Burns’ new thriller The Library, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Join stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Lili Taylor, Jennifer Westfeldt an…

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Nice Work! Matthew Broderick Reunites with Kelli O’Hara Backstage at The Bridges of Madison County by Lindsay Champion

A very special visitor traveled “A Million Miles” to see The Bridges of Madison County on April 15: Tony winner Matthew Broderick! The Tony winner played a wealthy playboy opposi…

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Odds & Ends: Clint Eastwood's Dirty Boys, Frozen Reigns Supreme & See Aladdin's World by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys Talk Dirty Those naughty Jersey Boys! Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood's big sc…

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The Broadway ‘Soul Train’ Hasn’t Left The Station by Howard Sherman

Broadway dreams being immediately blown up into pending productions is something that really gets my goat. Why? Because it’s a case of hyperbole becoming ostensible fact in the press, and …

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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s Brandon Victor Dixon Interviewed on “Live From The Couch” by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL star Brandon Victor Dixon appeared this week on WLNY-TV’s “Live From The Couch” to speak with host John Elliott about working with Berry Gordy on the smash hit music…

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Breaking news! Richard Foreman's Ontological Theater leaves St. Mark's | Theater, Blogs, Upstaged blog | reviews, guides, things to do, film - Time by Helen Shaw

From the knock-me-over-with-a-feather department comes this news: Richard Foreman's 18-year tenure at St. Mark's Church is over. The theater just sent out this press release, stating, "The O…

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American Ballet Theatre at The Kennedy Center by Carolyn Kelemen

A trio of new and old works prove American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is A-ok and it felt like William Shakespeare was smiling in the dark when the American Ballet Theatre presented Frederick Asht…

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Tom Story and cast give Studio’s Moth their best shot by Tim Treanor

There is a good story within Moth’s eighty minutes, and director Tom Story and his two-actor cast tell it in bold, powerful strokes. It is a story of compassion, bullying, and betrayal, an…

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West End Review: ‘Handbagged’ by Gordon Cox

Everyone likes secrets, especially dramatists. So it’s no surprise that the unravelling of the mysteries of the current Queen Elizabeth’s famously undocumented weekly meetings with her P…

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Casting Announced for Free Reading of New Musical DRAGULA by Dailyme

The "G" Spot, a cabaret where transvestites come for a night of carefree fun, is the home of the singing and dancing star Dragula, the stage persona of Peter, a sensitive young man whose onl…

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Steven Soderbergh-directed play 'The Library' opens in New York by David Ng

Steven Soderbergh made his New York debut as a stage director on Tuesday with the official opening of "The Library," a school-shooting drama starring Chloe Grace Moretz, at the Public Theate…

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10 Gifs That Perfectly Explain How You Feel After a Long Day of Rehearsal

Must…go…home.  You need something from me? No, no…not right now.  You got a cat? COOL. Oh, please, tell me the cute thing she did today.  Who needs a…

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E. L. Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award by John Williams

Mr. Doctorow will be honored at the Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 30.

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City Ballet Gala to Take a Look Back by Michael Cooper

The New York City Ballet spring gala on May 8 will include works featured at the 1964 opening of its Lincoln Center home.

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The revolution will not be dramatized by Thomas Garvey

 Christina Pumariega shares a laugh with Marianna Bassham. Photos: T. Charles Erickson.The disappointment that greeted Melinda Lopez's Becoming Cuba at the Huntington on opening ni…

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THEATER BUFF: Alec Varcas of “50 Shades! The Musical” by Tom Mizer

Every third Wednesday of the month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out contributor Tom Mizer’s nosey little questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit cl…

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Review: South Pacific

Echoes of Lincoln Center's 2008 Tony Award-winning production of South Pacific resonate on the stage of New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Blog Hijack: Wombat Theatre Co.- Zombie Piss at the Recreation Center by Michael Block

The other day I received a strange e-mail from a young man named Brian O'Donnell who lives in Independence, MO. He thought I might be interested in some stuff he recently acquired, and thoug…

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April 16, 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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Martin Quinn on Why the West End Vampire Thriller Let the Right One In Is Like a Backwards Peter Pan by Matt Wolf

Stage debuts don’t come much more striking than that of 19-year-old Scotsman Martin Quinn, who plays the put-upon Oskar in Let the Right One In. Helmed by Tony winner John Tiffany…

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Don Juan, or Wages of Debauchery by Theasy.com

Don Juan, or Wages of Debauchery Off Off Broadway, Jan Hus Playhouse Reviewed by Jason Rost BOTTOM LINE: The puppets dazzle even if some of the comedy fizzles. In 1984, Czech puppeteer V…

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Review: Mud Blue Sky/A Red Orchid Theatre by Brianhey

RECOMMENDED Images from the early days of mass airline travel, the “Mad Men” years, depict the life of a flight attendant (then called stewardesses) as one of high-flying youth a…

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Review: The Way West

Artifice mars a saga of modern-day troubles and historical yarns.

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That's Right! Vanessa Williams’ Time of Day Is After Midnight

Vanessa Williams is the Queen of the Night in the hit Broadway musical After Midnight, and we can't get enough.

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German Cast Recording of Next to Normal Will Be Released in May by Andrew Gans

The original German cast recording of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal will be released next month.

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3rd Annual #BwayHungerGames Battle 1: RESULTS! by BroadwaySpotted

The results are in!! And now, announcing this year’s Effie Trinket…… Lesli Margherita!! Comment below to let us know your thoughts on this battle! Did your favorites win?…

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: Four-Time Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara on the Musical Stage by Matthew Blank

Kelli O'Hara celebrates a birthday April 16. She is currently back on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County.

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Adriane Lenox, Karen Ziemba, Randy Graff, Liz Callaway, Christiane Noll, Stephen Bogardus, Ann Harada Set for Broadway Musicals of 1965-1989 by Andrew Gans

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series will continue May 12 at 8 PM with The Broadway Musicals of 1965-1989.

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Disney Releases "Let It Go: The Complete Set," Featuring International Recordings of Award-Winning Song by Carey Purcell and Michael Gioia

Disney has released the album "Let It Go: The Complete Set," featuring multi-lingual recordings of the Academy Award-winning song from the hit animated movie "Frozen."&nb…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Kelli O'Hara (Video) by Playbill Staff

Four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who is back on Broadway this season in the Jason Robert Brown musical The Bridges of Madison County, celebrates a birthday April 16.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Spotlight On...Patrick Scheid by Michael Block

Name: Patrick ScheidHometown: Ramsey, NJEducation: BA in Theatre and in History from Muhlenberg CollegeFavorite Credits: My work with TRE (Rode in Three Seagulls, Carlos in American Play, ma…

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‘Lady Day,’ Starring Audra McDonald, Extends Limited Engagement Due to Popular Demand by Broadway's Best Shows

As a result of strong critical response and public demand Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson’s play with music, starring Audra McDonald, announces that the pr…

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‘The Bridges of Madison County’ Original Broadway Cast Recording Debuts at #1 on iTunes by Broadway's Best Shows

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records, has debuted on iTunes as the #1 Cast Recording, #2 Soundtrack (behind…

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Russell Howard review 'beige comedy with nothing to say' by Brian Logan

Royal Albert Hall, LondonThere's no denying Howard's technical mastery, but his show relies on funny voices rather than contentAt one point in this show, Russell Howard in one of his many c…

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Eifman Ballet: Rodin review 'visceral and extreme but cliched' by Judith Mackrell

Coliseum, LondonEifman is best at pummelling a heap of dancers into sculptural forms, but less good at evoking nuances of character Rodin has been having a dance moment, with Russell Ma…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme TV Series Picked Up by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s freestyle raps are making their way to TV airwaves! According to Variety, Pivot, a start-up cable network, will launch Freestyle Love Supreme, a 10-episode half-ho…

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The Week Ahead: Climate Change, the Musical by Charles Isherwood

“The Great Immensity” asks the big-time question of whether man can change his destructive ways before the planet goes kablooey.

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The Washington Ballet’s hardest dance moves, dissected (VIDEO) by Sarah Kaufman

Power is usually hidden in ballet. This video by PostTV uncovers it. What can pass in just a few musical beats during a performance — the corkscrew jumps, the ballerina who seems to fly ap…

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‘Henry IV Part 1″ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Sophia Howes

Henry IV Part One: Honor Among Thieves Falstaff, like Sherlock Holmes, is one of those characters who are so memorable they almost seem alive. He is at the center of Shakespeare Theatre Comp…

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Opening Tonight on Broadway: ‘Of Mice and Men’ Starring James Franco by Dcontray

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BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall by Richard Sasanow

Of all the music that Richard Strauss wrote during his long career—and he'd composed almost 60 songs and more than 40 piano works by the time he was 18—perhaps none are more gorgeous a…

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PHOTO CALL: Meet the Cast of New Musical Fly By Night, Starring Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat and Patti Murin by Matthew Blank

Playwrights Horizons' upcoming production of the new musical Fly By Night will begin previews May 16 prior to an official opening June 10.

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Theatre News: Birmingham Stage to produce Dinosaur Roar! Live On Stage! in UK tour

Based on Paul Stickland's best-selling dinosaur picture book, which sold over 5 million copies worldwide, the pre-historic characters are set to start roaming stages around the UK next year

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‘Cinderella: The Remix’ is set to the hip beat of modern times by Celia Wren

An old-school fairy godmother might float serenely to a protégée’s rescue, waving a magic wand. Not so the supernatural fixer of “Cinderella: The Remix,” the clever children’s musi…

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Production News: Channel 4 boosts arts content with £3m ACE grant by Ed Frankl

Channel 4 is to “supercharge” its arts coverage after receiving a £3 million injection from Arts Council England. The broadcaster will now re-launch its Random Acts strand – showcasin…

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ONCE • The Fox by Andrea

After an off-Broadway run in 2011, “Once” opened on Broadway the next year, snagging eight Tony awards. Based on the 2006 film bearing the same title, the song "Falling Slowly" also won …

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Lewis & Clark statue moving Thursday morning

Oft-submerged STL riverfront icon to be restored; new home to be announced

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The Gospel According to...Ricardo Dávila by Michael Block

Name: Ricardo DávilaHometown: Puerto RicoEducation: BFA from Tisch School of the Arts / MFA candidate from Yale School of Drama (starting this Fall).Who do you play in The Mysteries?: I pla…

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Don’t Stop Them Now! Queen's Brian May Plans We Will Rock You Sequel by Ryan McPhee

They’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end…and then some! Queen band member Brian May has revealed on his blog that a two-week workshop of a We Will Rock You sequel has recentl…

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Watch Tony Winners Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter Share a Kinky Love Fest by Ryan McPhee

Kinky Boots recently celebrated its one year anniversary on Broadway and composer Cyndi Lauper and star Billy Porter, who both won Tonys for their work on the production, stopped by Tod…

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Stage and Screen Star Valerie Harper Reveals She Is Now 'Cancer Free' After Terminal Diagnosis by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Tony Nominee Valerie Harper, who had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given three months left to live in March 2013, has revealed that she is now “absolutely cancer-free!&…

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Fuse Theater Review: “Becoming Cuba” — A Sugary Historical Melodrama by Bill Marx

Dramatist Melinda Lopez's "Becoming Cuba" holds your attention even after you see just where it is going and why.

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The Roaring Girl, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review: 'over-the-top and underwhelming' by Charles Spencer

The RSC make a botched attempt at a jolly romp, says Charles Spencer

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Doomed Jewish Freedom Fighter's Journey From Tel Aviv to Auschwitz

Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Her remarkable story is told in her letters. Click …

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For Tony Nominations, Musicals Are Anyone’s Guess by Patrick Healy

This season’s new Broadway musicals are such a mixed bag that the race for the top prize is wide open for the first time in recent memory.

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New York Events in June by Evelyn Derico

iLUMINATE: The light-suit–wearing dance group iLuminate, which appeared on "America’s Got Talent," presents this tale about Jacob, a young artist who finds solace in a magical paintbrush…

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Theater News: Broadway's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Starring Five-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald, Extends Through August

You now have a lot more time to catch McDonald sing the blues as Billie Holiday.

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Judith Light and Christopher Seiber to Announce Drama League Nominees by Dcontray

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E.L. Doctorow wins Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction by Joanna Connors

Author E.L. Doctorow smiles during an interview in his office at New York University, in this 2004 file portrait. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer E.L. Doctorow has won this year’s Library of Congre…

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American Premiere of John Van Druten's London Wall Will Be Filmed for TV Broadcast; Production Extends by Carey Purcell

The American premiere of London Wall, playing at the Mint Theater Company, will be filmed for future broadcast on Channel 13. 

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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends Broadway Run by Adam Hetrick

Producers have announced an extension for the Broadway run of Lanie Robertson's play with music Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winning actress Aud…

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PHOTO CALL: Jon Hamm, David Duchovny, Oscar Isaac, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Celebrate The Library, Starring Chloë Grace Moretz by Matthew Blank

The Library, Scott Z. Burns' new drama about violence in America and the narratives shaped in the aftermath of tragedy that is directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, of…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: "Dancing With the Stars" Contestants Take Perfect Score with "Let It Go" Routine (Video) by Playbill Staff

"Dancing With the Stars" competitors James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd earned the season's first perfect score April 14 when they performed a routine to the Academy Award-winnin…

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Broadway at Moorland Will Feature Stephen Schwartz, Tom Wopat, Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy, Kelli Rabke by Andrew Gans

Broadway at Moorland, the 14th annual summer concert and fireworks display at Moorland Farm in Far Hills, NJ, will be held June 5.

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Once on This Island by Deryl Davis

Once on this Island, the diverting Caribbean-themed musical running at Olney Theatre Center through May 4, is more than just a pastel-colored stroll through island culture to a calypso beat.…

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Chimes at Midnight with Stacy Keach, Week 6 by Drew Lichtenberg

Stacy catches us up on the show’s progress, as he prepares for opening nights on Tuesday, April 15 and Friday, April 18. He also opens up about secrets of the actor’s trade, and some of …

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Sibling Revelry- Sparkling by Sandi Durell

    by: Alix Cohen   There’s was enough dynamic energy and spirit at 54Below last tonight (April 15th) to combat torrential rain, tax day and the front page of... The post S…

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Industry Ticket Offers by Bt

Ruined - Eclipse Theatre at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, is offering $8 industry tickets to all previews on April 17th, 18th at 7:30PM and April 19th at 2:00PM. There will also…

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BWW's On This Day - April 16, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Follow Up to Queen Musical WE WILL ROCK YOU In the Works? by BroadwayWorld

The musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, featuring the music of iconic rock band Queen, will take its final curtain call on May 31st at the West End's Dominion Theatre. However WhatsOnStage reports tha…

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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway! 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 OF MICE AND MEN, starring James Franco…

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Arrivals of Steven Soderbergh's THE LIBRARY at the Public Theater by Walter McBride

Written by Scott Z. Burns and directed by Steven Soderbergh, this world premiere began previews at The Public on Tuesday, March 25 and runs through Sunday, April 27 in The Public's Newman Th…

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STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes OF MICE AND MEN to Broadway! by Stage Tube

In the below video, listen to the writers of MURDER FOR TWO as they play you one of the songs they absolutely 100 wrote from the new Broadway hit, Of Mice and Men

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Photo Coverage: Chloe Grace Moretz, Jennifer Westfeldt & THE LIBRARY Company Celebrate Opening Night! by Walter McBride

Written by Scott Z. Burns and directed by Steven Soderbergh, this world premiere began previews at The Public on Tuesday, March 25 and runs through Sunday, April 27 in The Public's Newman Th…

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VIDEO: Marisa Tomei Talks THE REALISTIC JONESES on Today by TV News Desk

Actress Marisa Tomei stopped by this morning's TODAY to chat about her new role on Broadway in THE REALISTIC JONESES and being associated with her role in 'My Cousin Vinnie' more than 20 yea…

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VIDEO: Cyndi Lauper Performs 'Time After Time'; Reflects on Career by TV News Desk

Legendary singer and Tony Award winner Cyndi Lauper appeared on this morning's TODAY on NBC to perform her classic 'Time After Time,' and reflect on the 30 years since her debut album.

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VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes with NPH & Cast of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH by TV News Desk

This morning's 'Good Morning America' aired a special segment featuring a panel interview with HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall, John Cameron Mitchell, and Stephen …

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STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Lauren Molina, Steel Burkhardt and the Company of TUTS' MURDER BALLAD- Part 2! by Stage Tube

TUTS Underground will present the sizzling and explosive musical Murder Ballad. The steamy quartet of actors includes Steel Burkhardt, Pat McRoberts, Lauren Molina and Kristin Warren. Fresh …

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Judith Light & Christopher Sieber Will Announce 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees, 4/23 by BroadwayWorld

The Drama League has announced that Judith Light and Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production o…

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American Theatre Wing Receives NEA Grant for SpringboardNYC, Theatre Intern Group Programs by BroadwayWorld

National Endowment for the Arts NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the American Theatre Wing is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works…

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AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Song List Revealed for Remaining Finalists! by TV News Desk

For the first time in AMERICAN IDOL history, the theme of tonight's show will be 'Competitior's Pick,' in which the remaining seven finalists select a tune for each of their competitors.

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VIDEO: Iglehart, Nicholaw & More Go Behind-the-Scenes of ALADDIN on 'Nightline' by TV News Desk

Elizabeth Vargas spoke with the shows director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw and stars Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart,Courtney Reed and Jonathan Freeman.

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Disney Hit Remains FROZEN at No. 1 of Billboard 200! by Movies News Desk

For the 10th non-consecutive week, the soundtrack to Disney's Oscar winning animated film FROZEN remains at the number one spot on Billboard 200

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Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell & More Set for NBC's MAYA RUDOLPH SHOW by TV News Desk

The special will feature guest stars Andy Samberg Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Kristen Bell Veronica Mars, Fred Armisen Portlandia, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell Archer, Craig Robinson M…

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VIDEO: Billy Porter Talks New Album & More on TODAY by TV News Desk

Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter, who worked together on the hit Broadway musical 'Kinky Boots,' stopped by this morning's Today to talk about touring with Cher and the release of Porter's new …

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Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Extends Through 8/10 by BroadwayWorld

As a result of strong critical response and public demand Lady Day at Emerson's Bar amp Grill, Lanie Robertson's play with music, starring Audra McDonald, announces that the production will …

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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Debuts as No. 1 Broadway Cast Recording on iTunes by BroadwayWorld

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records, has debuted on iTunes as the 1 Cast Recording, 2 Soundtrack behind Fr…

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‘Soul Train’ Coming to Broadway by Dcontray

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News: New culture secretary Sajid Javid gains mixed welcome from arts sector by Ed Frankl

Sajid Javid’s appointment as the new culture secretary has received mixed reactions from the arts industry. The MP, who was financial secretary to the Treasury before his promotion to the …

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Colm Toibin: how I wrote Mary's story by Colm Toibin

How Colm Toibin made Mary 'uncompromising'

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Crowdfunding in Theater: Understanding the Why and the How by Bethany Rickwald

Theater producing can be risky — well under half of Broadway's shows turn a profit, for instance — so gathering capital for a new stage production is often difficult.

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Episode 88: Tips and Tricks for Directing Youth with Steven Stack by Lindsay Price

Episode 88: Tips and Tricks for Directing Youth with Steven Stack Playwright Steven Stack is a long time director. He shares his tips and tricks for directing youth. Bonus! Steven also share…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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GMA Goes Behind-The-Scenes of ‘Hedwig and The Angry Inch’ (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

This morning’s “Good Morning America” aired a segment featuring a panel interview with Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘s Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall, John Cameron Mitche…

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"The Library" Isn't as Savvy as It Should Be by Broadway & Me

Moviemaking—the old-fashioned kind with people and plots but no aliens or armageddons—has become so rare in Hollywood that there’s been a mass migration of some of its best talent into…

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Enter Neil Patrick Harris' Pink Lair, Where He Embraces Hedwig's Glitter by Ryan McPhee

Put on some make-up and turn up the tape deck, because Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall, Stephen Trask and John Cameron Mitchell are bringing Hedwig and the Angry Inch to daytime television! T…

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Exclusive Photos! The Very Stars of Heathers Ditch School to Record a Cast Album by Broadway.com

Step into the recording studio with the cast of Heathers: The Musical! Check out exclusive photos of Barrett Wilbert Weed, Ryan McCartan and the stars of the hit musical recording their cast…

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Billie Is Here to Stay! Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends on Broadway by Lindsay Champion

Good news, Audra McDonald fans: The five-time Tony winner will be channeling Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill all summer long! The new production has extended it…

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Judith Light and Christopher Sieber to Announce 2014 Drama League Nominations by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Two-time Tony and Emmy winner Judith Light and Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominations on April 23 at Sardi’s. These will include the cat…

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New Musical Atomic, Led by Euan Morton, Jeremy Kushnier & Sara Gettelfinger, Will Play Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Ethics, scientific progress, and true love: all set to song! Tony nominee Euan Morton, Jeremy Kushnier and Sara Gettelfinger will star in the U.S. premiere of the musical Atomic at the Acorn…

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London theatre has become a Tussauds of characters by Mark Lawson

From the Queen and Margaret Thatcher to the Prince of Wales and Simon Cowell, contemporary personalities are currently rife on stage and sometimes the subject of a bio-play will be sitting …

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Between Shows: Zach Braff’s WISH I WAS HERE by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Between shows this summer, check out Wish I Was Here, a new film written and directed by BULLETS OVER BROADWAY star Zach Braff! The film also stars Braff, as a struggling actor, father and h…

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‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Four dead fellas, two dead cats, a hairstyle ruined, a broken-hearted sister. And all out of shoe polish. The culmination of which resulted in Martin McDonagh’s funniest, darkest comedy to…

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Interviews: Broadway's Patti Mariano Revisits The Music Man

The actress reflects on the musical in which she made her Broadway debut 57 years ago.

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Theater News: Judith Light and Christopher Sieber Will Announce This Year's Drama League Award Nominees

The two Broadway veterans will take the stage at Sardi's on April 23.

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Stephen Sorokoff My View: You’re Gonna Love Lucie! (Arnaz at The Carlyle) by Stephen Sorokoff

Stephen Sorokoff MY VIEW: You’re Gonna Love Lucie! (Arnaz at The Carlyle)

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‘The View’ to Feature All 11 Co-Hosts in May 15 Salute to Barbara Walters by Cynthia Littleton

“The View” will bring all 11 co-hosts in the show’s 17-year history together for the first time on May 15 for a farewell salute to series matriarch Barbara Walters. The liv…

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EL Doctorow to receive Library of Congress Prize

NEW YORK (AP) -- Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction....

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TV & radio reviews: Radio reviews: Dark Horse – An Alec Guinness Archive; Merchant Ivory – Classics, Celluloid and Class by Lisa Martland

In May 2012, Alistair McGowan bravely followed in the footsteps of Alec Guinness by portraying several members of the same family in the BBC Radio 4 drama Like Father, Like Daughter – a se…

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Scene stealers galore in Shrek the Musical by Keith Loria

There’s a moment in Shrek the Musical when the featured green ogre tells his faithful sidekick Donkey that ogres, like onions, have many layers. That’s also true of Toby’s Dinner Theat…

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Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady Release New "Ensemblist" Episode Spotlighting Broadway Stage Managers by Michael Gioia

Mo Brady (The Addams Family, "Smash") and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) have released the 21st episode of "The Ensemblist&quo…

Linked From Playbill at 11:18AM

Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith Will Co-Star in "The Good Lord Bird" by Carey Purcell

Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber is set to star as radical abolitionist John Brown in the historical drama "The Good Lord Bird," according to Deadline.com.

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The Verdict: Critics Review Scott Z. Burns-Steven Soderbergh Drama The Library by Adam Hetrick

The Library, Scott Z. Burns' new drama about violence in America and the narratives shaped in the aftermath of tragedy that is directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, of…

Linked From Playbill at 11:18AM

Award-Winning Playwright Bruce Norris Joins Steppenwolf Ensemble by Carey Purcell

Playwright Bruce Norris, author of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, has joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble.

Linked From Playbill at 11:18AM

Sara Gettelfinger, Jeremy Kushnier and Euan Morton Will Star in New Musical Atomic Off-Broadway by Andrew Gans

Atomic, a new musical based on the creation of the atomic bomb, will make its U.S. premiere June 26-Aug. 16 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.

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Town Hall Summer Season Will Include Ambassador Revue, Broadway Rising Stars, Maestro Bernstein by Andrew Gans

The Town Hall has announced its 2014 Summer Season, three one-night-only, music-filled events.

Linked From Playbill at 11:18AM

Ed Harris, Cynthia Nixon, James Franco, Christian Slater and Amber Heard Set for "The Adderall Diaries" Film by Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee Ed Harris (Precious Sons), Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole), Amber Heard, Christian Slater (The Glass Menagerie) and James Franco (Of Mice and Men) have been cast i…

Linked From Playbill at 11:18AM

Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Janelle Monáe and More Set for "The Maya Rudolph Show" Variety-Show Special by Michael Gioia

"The Maya Rudolph Show," a variety-show special hosted by "Saturday Night Live" cast member and comedian Maya Rudolph, will air at May 19 at 10 PM on NBC.

Linked From Playbill at 11:18AM

Drama League Awards Nominations Will Be Announced by Judith Light and Christopher Sieber by Carey Purcell

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

Linked From Playbill at 11:18AM

Theatre News: Pamela Stephenson and Arlene Phillips bring 'Brazilliant Dance Company' to Edinburgh Fringe

Braz Dos Santos' story of escaping some of the toughest streets in Brazil is recreated on stage through the Afro-Brazilian dance language, lambazouk

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Cars and Boys, review: 'lacking dramatic drive' by Mark Brown

The poetry of Stuart Paterson's script is hampered by its repetitive structure, says Mark Brown

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News: Musicians’ Union vows to continue fight for War Horse band by Nicola Merrifield

The Musicians’ Union has claimed its fight on behalf of musicians that were made redundant from the West End production of War Horse is “far from over”. This is despite the band’s fa…

Linked From The Stage at 11:10AM

The Girls on the Go: Everybody Tries by Maddie McClouskey

As theatre people know far too well, all good things must come to an end. Today, I have to say goodbye to you, composers and screlters and writers and geeks of The Green Room. Thank you for …

Linked From newmusicaltheatre.com at 11:00AM

Announcing the first ever Ghostlight Awards – for the people behind the curtain. by Ken Davenport

It takes hundreds of people to put on one Broadway show.  But only a max of a few dozen are ever seen on a stage. The rest of ‘em are backstage, offstage, in orchestra pits and in dre…

Linked From The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Marisa Tomei Talks ‘The Realistic Joneses’ on “Today” (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

Marisa Tomei stopped by “Today” to chat about her new role on Broadway in The Realistic Joneses. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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News Briefs: Demos-Brown’s Next, Mad Cat’s Kitty, Cash For Island City And Arts Garage by Bill Hirschman

Items of incredible importance that will change your life and the way you look at the world.

Linked From Florida Theater On Stage at 10:56AM

Enter Neil Patrick Harris's Pink Lair Where He Embraces Hedwig's Glitter by Ryan McPhee

Put on some make-up and turn up the tape deck, because Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall, Stephen Trask and John Cameron Mitchell are bringing Hedwig and the Angry Inch to daytime television! T…

Linked From Broadway.com at 10:53AM

Maudie's Rooms review 'Dripping with atmosphere and mystery' by Lyn Gardner

Secret location, CardiffA family show that is creepy enough to stay in the minds of its young audience for years to comeArlo Butterworth is a man who has never felt that he measures up. Even…

Linked From The Guardian at 10:53AM

Climbing a Mountain With Gertrude Stein by Eliza Bent

Ripe Time turns a Stein story into a fable for grown-ups and kids — Welcome to Borough Play, our exclusive series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. Gertrude Stein may be know…

Linked From Theatre Development Fund at 10:43AM

MidTangent’s SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DRAG QUEENS Celebrates 5th Anniversary at Hydrate by Michael Roberts

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Ronald Keaton is “CHURCHILL” drawn from the writings of Winston Churchill by Michael Roberts

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“ESTIMATING LACE AND MUSLIN: DRESS AND FASHION IN JANE AUSTEN AND HER WORLD” PRE-SHOW LECTURE PROVIDES AN INSIDER’S LOOK INTO THE FASHION OF AU by Michael Roberts

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DEAD WRITERS THEATRE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS THE CHICAGO DEBUT OF MICHAEL BLOOM’S ADAPTATION OF JANE AUSTEN’S “EMMA” AT STAGE 773 APRIL 18-MAY 25 by Michael Roberts

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2014 USA HIP HOP DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP Aug. 2-4 in Las Vegas by Michael Roberts

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The Realistic Joneses ** by Barry

                                  By: David Sheward"Words don't do it for me anymore," says John, one of four characters with the same last name in…

Linked From theaterlife.com at 10:28AM

All 11 Co-Hosts of "The View" Will Reunite for Barbara Walters Farewell by Andrew Gans

For the first time in its history, all 11 co-hosts of ABC's "The View," both present and past, will share the same stage.

Linked From Playbill at 10:18AM

Sequel to Queen Musical We Will Rock You in the Works by Adam Hetrick

The creative team behind the long-running West End musical We Will Rock You are at work on a sequel to the production that using the songs of the rock band Queen for its score.

Linked From Playbill at 10:18AM

Musicians Axed from London's War Horse Lose Court Bid for Reinstatement by Mark Shenton

The five musicians who were recently made redundant from the West End production of War Horse, currently running at the New London Theatre, have lost their court bid to be reinstated.

Linked From Playbill at 10:18AM

MET’s Lieutenant of Inishmore is brutal beauty by Mark Dewey

Irish theatre and Irish music sometimes make me wonder if the Irish people have taken liberty with the English language in requital of the liberty that the English people took from them. Wha…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 10:18AM

News: Es Devlin urges aspiring set designers to be ‘obsessed’ with theatre by Nicola Merrifield

Stage set designers at the start of their career need to visit the theatre more often and be “obsessed” with the profession if they want to achieve success, Olivier award-winning set des…

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News: Richard Eyre: ‘Emancipating’ to do shows outside West End by Nicola Merrifield

Richard Eyre has described directing shows in smaller London venues as being more “emancipating” than working on productions in the West End. Eyre, who last weekend won the Olivier awa…

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News: BBC3 controller Zai Bennett leaves to run Sky Atlantic by Matthew Hemley

BBC3 controller Zai Bennett is to leave the corporation to lead Sky Atlantic, a month after the announcement that the BBC channel is to become an internet-only operation. BBC bosses decided …

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NY1 Theater Review: 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'

Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returned to the Broadway stage on Sunday night in the new play with music "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill."

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Susan Grace

  Today’s Highlights: * John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, featuring James Franco,Chris O’Dowd, Jim Norton, Leighton Meester, Ron Cephas J…

Linked From Grace Notes at 09:55AM

The Roaring Girl review 'Spirited start to the RSC's heroines season' by Michael Billington

The Swan, Stratford-upon-AvonUpdating this Jacobean play to the 1890s diminishes some of its impact, but it's a rousing productionThe RSC has had the bright idea of giving the new Swan seaso…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:52AM

Daniel Radcliffe on why New York audiences rock by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The one thing Daniel Radcliffe always has to adjust to whenever he's onstage in America is how happy Americans are to see Daniel Radcliffe onstage....

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Hollywood's under-40 stars spend rookie season on Broadway by Steven Zeitchik

James Franco, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and other bright lights of young Hollywood are besotted with Broadway, as are the fans who trail along. In this surge of newbies, everybody's lear…

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 09:36AM

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…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 09:17AM

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…

Linked From A Younger Theatre at 08:54AM

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...

Linked From ArtsJournal at 08:51AM

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.

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 08:51AM

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…

Linked From The Stage at 08:39AM

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

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 08:16AM

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

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 08:16AM

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…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 08:13AM

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…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 08:13AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Review: ‘Cock’ turns sexual-identity crisis into a blood sport by Richard Ouzounian

Cock has a lot of important things to say about the ways we confuse sexuality with identity, or passion with love.

Linked From Toronto Star at 07:53AM

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…

Linked From The Independent at 07:51AM

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…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:51AM

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…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:51AM

behind the scenes at Rock of Ages by Broadway Audience

This week, BroadwayAudience.com went behind the scenes at Rock of Ages and chatted with the stage manager, Matt DiCarlo.  The backstage crew of any Broadway show tend to be the unsung heroe…

Linked From BroadwayAudience.com at 07:42AM

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'

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 07:16AM

30 Plays, 60 Minutes, 25 Years: A Quarter Century of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” by Zach Freeman

By Hugh Iglarsh “What are the hallmarks of American culture that are also typical of ADD? The fast pace. The sound bite. The bottom line. Short takes, quick cuts … High stimulation. Rest…

Linked From Newcity Stage at 07:00AM
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 …

Linked From The Independent at 06:50AM

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.

Linked From The Independent at 06:50AM

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…

Linked From The Independent at 06:50AM

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…

Linked From The Stage at 06:07AM

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…

Linked From The Stage at 06:07AM

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

Linked From The San Diego Union-Tribune at 06:06AM

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 …

Linked From NiteLifeExchange at 06:06AM

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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Buddies in Bad Times unveils 2014-15 season by Richard Ouzounian

Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week, Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera, The Femme Playlist, The Stronger Variations, Blood Wedding, Tom at the Farm on playbill

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Nightwood Theatre announces new season by Richard Ouzounian

HER2 by Maja Ardal is major production, to be presented from Jan. 13 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

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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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‘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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Impressions of a screening of "Marco Spada" The Bolshoi Ballet by The Dance Enthusiast

"The Bolshoi Ballet’s filmed version of “Marco Spada” (which took place in Moscow on March 30) epitomizes all that is magnificent — and all that can be nonsensical &m…

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