Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Debbie Allen On 'Fame,' Stage And Men In Tights

Debbie Allen won Fame for playing an iconic dance teacher in film and television. Now, she's getting new fans for roles on shows like Grey's Anatomy. She talks about the highs and lows of he…

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Casa Valentina (Photos) by Chris Luner

It’s the 1960′s in the Catskill mountains and nestled among the vacationing families escaping their normal lives for the summer is a colony of men trying to escape what society h…

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Meryl Streep Basks In Glow Of Playwrights Kushner, Shanley, Letts by Frank Rizzo

And Memories Of Summer Of '75 In Connecticut

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The Gospel According to...Alex Seife by Michael Block

Name: Alex SeifeHometown: Larchmont, New YorkEducation: So much Hebrew School. Who do you play in The Mysteries?: I play Cain, John the Baptist, Pontius Pilate, and a guy who yells "Mustard …

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Final MONTY PYTHON Reunion Show to Be Streamed Live in Theaters! by Movies News Desk

The Stephen Joseph Theatre turned to Twitter today to announce that the highly anticipated MONTY PYTHON LIVE show will be live streamed to theaters.

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Neil Patrick Harris on Hedwig, Dressing Rooms, and Getting All That Glitter Off Every Night

"It takes a good couple hours to get ready, a girl’s gotta look pretty, you know?"-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Happy Birthday, Barbra! “Buyer and Cellar”‘s Christopher J. Hanke Dishes on the Diva and More by Matthew Wexler

Today is Barbra Streisands 72nd birthday! To celebrate, contributor Marcus Scott interviews Buyer & Cellar star, Christopher J. Hanke and dishes about the diva and other theater favorit…

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Real-life friends are friends onstage in 'Always ... Patsy Cline'

Stages St. Louis revives last season's hit production, this time at a new venue.

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Pulitzer Winners Annie Baker and Doug Wright Tapped for Sundance Theatre Lab by Adam Hetrick

New works by Pulitzer Prize winners Annie Baker and Doug Wright have been selected for development at the Sundance Institute's 2014 Theatre Lab.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Terrence McNally Pens Column on AIDS and the Modern Gay Movement by BroadwayWorld

Earlier today, Terrence McNally penned a heartfelt column for the Huffington Post, intertwining the AIDS crisis, his story of losing a partner to it, and the gay movement as it moves into mo…

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VIDEO: Country/Rock 'n Roll Night on AMERICAN IDOL; Watch All the Performances by TV News Desk

It was a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll as the American Idol Top 6 each performed twice on the Idol stage

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MOTOWN & Inside Broadway to Welcome 2,500 NYC Students for 'Creating the Magic', 5/22 by BroadwayWorld

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser has announced that on Thursday, May 22, the historic Lunt-Fontanne Theatre 205 West 46th Street will be visited by thousands of NYC publi…

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Under My Skin Star Ed Hyland Welcomes His Daughter, Modern Family's Sarah Hyland & Taylor Swift by Broadway.com

Ed Hyland and the cast of off-Broadway’s Under My Skin had two very special visitors on April 23, 2014: Hyland's daughter, Modern Family fave (and Broadway alum) Sarah Hyland and h…

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Chicago Theater Review: EMMA (Dead Writers Theatre Collective at Stage 773) by Lawrence Bommer

MATCHMAKERS GET BURNED In the social maze of Regency England, where any successful matrimony required sexual politics and emotional intrigue, novelist Jane Austen understood how love gets lo…

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Marina Abramovic, Diane Paulus among Time's most influential by David Ng

Artist Marina Abramovic and theater director Diane Paulus are among Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. The annual list, which covers fields as diverse as arts, politics, …

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The 1st Annual Future Broadway Power List

From Alex Timbers and Leigh Silverman to Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Ryan Scott Oliver, these are the men and women who will shape the theatrical world for years to come. Annoying Actor Frien…

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L.A. theater openings, April 27-May 4: 'What You Will' and more by Compiled By Matt Cooper

Roger Rees brings his Bard-centric one-man show "What You Will" back to San Diego's Old Globe, for one night only. Plus, 3-D Theatricals ventures "Into the Woods" with that Sondheim musical,…

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Artist Spotlight: All The Way’s Brandon J. Dirden by Glenn Quentin

Actor Brandon J. Dirden currently walks in the shoes of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Broadway play “All the Way” alongside Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson.  A political pla…

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'Ruined' is about toll of war on women of Congo by Kerry Reid

THEATER REVIEW: "Ruined" by Eclipse Theatre Company at the Athenaeum ★★★ THEATER REVIEW: "Ruined" by Eclipse Theatre Company at the Athenaeum ★★★ ... In …

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Blog Hijack: Wombat Theatre Co.- Independent Independence Newsletter 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 tho…

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Britain's film pioneers: once destined for the dump, now feted on stage by Alfred Hickling

With their two-minute 'topicals', Mitchell and Kenyon gave us an unparalleled picture of Edwardian life then split in mysterious circumstances. A new play sets out to tell their story The L…

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Former Daily Show writer turns God book into Broadway show by Katie Rogers

David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account and subsequent satire A Memoir by God will be a play, set to debut in 2015"Life would make a lot more sense if you could hear the laugh track,&q…

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Jazz Week 2014: Wall-to-Wall Jazz with No Walls by J. R. Carroll

Jazz Week 2014′s theme of “No Walls: A salute to the power of jazz to bring people together” emphasizes the place of jazz on the world stage.

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Broadway Return of Cabaret Extends Into 2015 by Michael Gioia

Roundabout Theatre Company announced April 24 that a new block of tickets for the Broadway revival of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony-winning production of Cabaret is on sal…

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AIDS Memorial Quilt On Display at Broadway's Mothers and Sons by Michael Gioia

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally announced April 24 that portions of The AIDS Memorial Quilt are on display in the lower lobby of the …

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Over 20 Broadway Shows Set for Free Stars in the Alley Concert by Andrew Gans

Stars in the Alley, a free outdoor concert presented by The Broadway League, will be offered May 21 beginning at 11 AM in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Str…

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PHOTO CALL: Alan Cumming, Lesli Margherita, Christian Campbell, Jenna Leigh Green and Constantine Maroulis Offer Reefer Madness Concert by Matthew Blank

A one-night-only concert of the cult classic Reefer Madness, benefiting Baby Quest Foundation, was held at New World Stages April 19 at 11:59 PM.

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Pulitzer Winners Annie Baker and Dough Wright Tapped for Sundance Theatre Lab by Adam Hetrick

New works by Pulitzer Prize winners Annie Baker and Doug Wright have been selected for development at the Sundance Institute's 2014 Theatre Lab.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell and John Glover Join Cast of Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare in the Park by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and John Glover will be part of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing.

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Louis IX gets special exhibition from St. Louis Art Museum

The city's namesake king turns 800 on April 25.

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Theater News: Edward Watts to Join the Cast of Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks for Just Two Weeks

Watts' run will lead up to the show's 56th anniversary on May 3.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at noon (Broadway Time)
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The Women of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ by Laura Collins-Hughes

A conversation with LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Anika Noni Rose and Sophie Okonedo, now starring with Denzel Washington in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s drama.

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the 2014 All-Star EASTER BONNET Competition! by Stage Tube

Highlights of the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised a grand total of 4,532,129 this year, included the riotous opening number starring Book of Mormon's Rory O'Malley, perfo…

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kathryn Meisle, Steel Burkhardt & More to Join Lily Rabe in Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, the first show of The Public's 2014 season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Directed by Jac…

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Audra McDonald Pens Diane Paulus Tribute for TIME's 100 Most Influential People Issue; Read It in Full! by BroadwayWorld

In the special issue, 5-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, who worked with Paulus on the recent Broadway revival of Porgy amp Bess, pens a loving tribute to the director.

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Trey Parker, Matt Stone Pen Lopez Tribute for TIME's 100 Most Influential People; Read in Full! by Movies News Desk

In the special issue, Tony Award winners Trey Parker and Matt Stone Book of Mormon pen a loving tribute to the award winning husband and wife composing team.

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Betty Buckley Launches YouTube Channel with Gems from CATS, 'SUNSET,' GYPSY, CARRIE & More! by BroadwayWorld

Tony winner Betty Buckley has already put her stamp on the stage - and now she's taking on YouTube.

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Broadway's 'HEDWIG,' IF/THEN, CABARET, PIPPIN & More Set for STARS IN THE ALLEY Outdoor Concert, 5/21 by BroadwayWorld

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will take place on Wednesday, May 21st from 1100am-1230pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets.

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MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID with Cherry Jones Begins Rehearsals Today by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, the new play by Sarah Treem House of Cards, In Treatment, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon Who's Afraid…

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Cabaret, Starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams, Extends at Broadway's Studio 54 by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Life is going to be a Cabaret for that much longer! Originally set for a 24-week limited engagement, the Roundabout revival of the musical has extended its run through January 4, 2015. The s…

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Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons & the Men of HBO’s The Normal Heart Sizzle in Vogue by Lindsay Champion

Is it hot in here, or is it just us? Before taking the small screen by storm, the talented and handsome gents of HBO’s The Normal Heart are looking tres chic in the newest issue of Vog…

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Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Steel Burkhardt & More Join Shakespeare in the Park's Much Ado About Nothing by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate) and Steel Burkhardt (Hair) are among the performers joining the previously announced Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater for the Public Theater&r…

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Frozen Duo Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Diane Paulus & Benedict Cumberbatch Among Time’s Top 100 by Ryan McPhee

Time has released their 2014 list of The 100 Most Influential People, and a host of stage favorites have made the cut. Among the honorees are The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q composer Robert …

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Goodspeed's 'Damn Yankees' Has A New Spin by Frank Rizzo

Revamped Musical Taps Into Devilish Red Sox 'Curse'If you asked true blue Boston Red Sox fans during much of the 20th century if they would sell their soul to the devil in order to lift the …

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Neil Simon’s ‘Chapter Two’ Opens Tomorrow Night at Reston Community Players by Diane Jackson Schnoor

Reston Community Players concludes its 47th season with Neil Simon’s sparkling comedy, Chapter Two, which opens tomorrow night-April 25th at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage…

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Broadway Theater Review: The Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe by Lauren Yarger

An Irish Tale Full of Lore and LongingBy Lauren YargerA bucolic Irish landscape stretches across the stage at the Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, but a swirl…

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Theater News: Cabaret, Starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams, Extends Broadway Run

You now have an additional four months to see this acclaimed revival.

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Theater News: Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Will Join Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater This Summer in Much Ado About Nothing

David Yazbek will provide original music for Jack O'Brien's free Shakespeare in the Park production.

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Best Things to Do in New York by Partyearth

Music, art, and the technological magic of iLUMINATE brings you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, Latin, and breaking, all using …

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MTC’s WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID begins rehearsals today by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, the new play by Sarah Treem (“House of Cards,” “In Treatment”), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKin…

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Interviews: McLean High School’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Plays Tonight thru Sunday by Joel Markowitz

Catch Me If You Can opens tonight  and plays through this Sunday, April 27, 2013 at McLean High School -1633 Davidson Road, in McLean, VA. For tickets, purchase them online, or at the …

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Spotlight On...Molly O'Keefe by Michael Block

Name: Molly O'KeefeHometown: Baltimore, MDEducation: Middlebury CollegeSelect Credits: Serious Money (Potomac Theatre Project), Harriman-Baines (Theater for the New City), A User's Guide To …

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Goodman Theatre announces final show in 2014-15 season by Chris Jones

The Goodman Theatre has announced the final show in its 2014-15 mainstage season: it is to be a new production of the classic Amerian potboiler "The Little Foxes," written by Lillian Hellman…

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Neil Patrick Harris Proves He’s a Star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Suzanna Bowling

Neil Patrick Harris Proves He’s a Star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Revivals of shows, as I have said earlier, are a tricky business.

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PHOTO CALL: A Look at The Public's The Great Immensity, Featuring Damian Baldet and Chris Sullivan by Krissie Fullerton

The New York premiere of The Civilians' The Great Immensity officially opened April 24 at the Public Theater following previews that began April 11.

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PHOTO CALL: Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Starring Patrick Page, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

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

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Chicago Children's Theatre Will Present World Premieres of Frederick and Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure in 2014-15 Season by Carey Purcell

The world premieres of Frederick and Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, as well as the return engagement of The Selfish Giant, will be featured in the 2014-15 season at Chica…

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"Life is a Cabaret, New Chum!" Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams Become Fast Friends in Broadway's Cabaret by Michael Gioia

Tony winner Alan Cumming and Broadway newcomer Michelle Williams chum it up backstage at Studio 54, where the Broadway return of Cabaret opens April 24.

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"Burning Blue" Film, Starring Trent Ford, Morgan Spector, Tammy Blanchard, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty, Will Be Released in June by Andrew Gans

"Burning Blue," a new film based on DMW Greer's play of the same name, will open in cinemas and on demand June 6.

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John Kander and Twyla Tharp Will Participate in Live Design Broadway Master Classes Conversations by Carey Purcell

The 2014 Live Design Broadway Master Classes will feature conversations with Tony-winning composer John Kander and Tony-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp.

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Scandalous' Edward Watts Will Join Cast of The Fantasticks by Andrew Gans

Edward Watts, who was seen on Broadway in Scandalous, will join the cast of Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks April 28.

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Clive Davis Cites Frustration With New Musicals as Inspiration for My Fair Lady Revival by Adam Hetrick

In a new guest column published in the Hollywood Reporter, Grammy Award-winning producer Clive Davis cited a dearth in new musicals — as compared to the quality of those written by Rod…

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Soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" Spends 11th Week Atop Billboard 200, Scoring Biggest Sales Week to Date by Michael Gioia

The soundtrack to the Oscar-winning movie "Frozen," Disney's 3-D animated film that features the voices of Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff and stage…

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PHOTO CALL: Stephen Flaherty, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Robert Brown and More Sound Off on Sheet Music Piracy by Krissie Fullerton

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee hosted its first anti-piracy awareness event April 21 from 5 PM–7 PM in New York City.

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Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS to Display AIDS Memorial Quilt at Golden Theatre by BroadwayWorld

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and starring Tony Award and six-time Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly is proud to announce that portions of T…

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Jodie Foster Weds Partner Alexandra Hedison by TV News Desk

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster married her girlfriend of one year, photographer Alexandra Hedison in April 2014.

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BWW Exclusive: New York Pops Spotlight on Jennifer Lewis by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld recently chatted with featured performer Jennifer Lewis about her upcoming appearance in the special celebration

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Roundabout's CABARET Now On Sale Through January 2015! by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a new block of tickets is now on sale for Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as 'Emcee' and three-time Academy …

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Buzzcut festival: free, fun and buzzing with shows by Lyn Gardner

If you think performance art isn't for you, perhaps Glasgow's artist-led Buzzcut festival will change your mindThe festival season is upon us. Between now and the end of August, you could pr…

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The Forbidden Experiment review a multimedia Pandora's box by Mark Fisher

Arches, GlasgowTheatre company Enormous Yes present a serious study of transgression and redemption centred on a Scottish islandInchkeith is an island in the Firth of Forth, a short distance…

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The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon review celluloid ghosts are spellbinding on stage by Lyn Gardner

Dukes, LancasterDaragh Carville's play records the work of two pioneering film-makers who documented northern working-class lifeLong before Andy Warhol predicted everyone's 15 minutes of fam…

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force/collision’s staged tribute to gay filmmaker Derek Jarman closes this weekend by Christopher Henley

“A handshake in a corridor,” is the phrase John Moletress used to describe the genesis of Jarman (all this maddening beauty). Described as “a premiere work-in-progress performance,” …

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Tony Awards Nominations Announcement To Be Broadcast April 29 on CBS by Broadway's Best Shows

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement will be co-hosted by multiple SAG and Emmy nominated actress and star of “Elementary” on CBS, Lucy Liu, and Tony-nominated star of HBO’…

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‘The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock’ at 59E59 Theaters by Rob Weinert-Kendt

“The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock,” part of the Brits Off Broadway series at 59E59 Theaters, looks into the filmmaker’s youth and early career for clues to his later cinematic obses…

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Theater News: Tim Ruddy's The International to Host Post-Show Talk-Back About Civil Conflict

The Origin Theatre Company's production is playing through May 4 at The Cell.

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Theater News: Marin Ireland and Andrew Keenan-Bolger Set for Freeman Studio Acting Workshops

The actors will discuss their careers and current projects.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Monday's Child (Tour - York Theatre Royal)

Brendan Murray and tutti frutti's latest collaboration, Monday's Child, is an exquisite exploration of friendship, play and memory across the generations.

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Review: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Duke of York's Theatre)

Wodehouse's wit and a dazzling new cast make this a perfect entertainment

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Features: 11 tips for a stagey wedding

Table names, favours and entertainment. We look at 11 ways to include your love of theatre in your special day

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Happy 100th Birthday, William Castle! by Trav S.D.

Today marks the centennial birthday of the colossal, the stupendous, the unspeakably great low-budget cinematic impresario William Castle (1914-1977). This is a man to be celebrated. I beli…

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Murphy’s Law At Its Best: The Play That Goes Wrong Will Transfer to the West End! by Ryan McPhee

The Play That Goes Wrong will transfer to the West End’s Duchess Theatre, following an acclaimed 21-week U.K. tour. Co-written by Mischief Theatre's Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and…

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Edward Watts to Join the Cast of The Fantasticks Off-Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Edward Watts (Scandalous, It's a Bird...Plane...It's Superman at Encores!) is joining the cast of The Fantasticks at off-Broadway’s Snapple Theater Center. He will take over fr…

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‘In the Garden’ explores how the Darwins balanced science and faith

The relationship between Charles and Emma Darwin is the basis of Sara Gmitter’s new play, “In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story,” which is now having its world premiere at Lookingglas…

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TimeLine Theatre tackles rarely staged musicalization of O’Casey masterpiece

“Juno” is based not on the 2007 film about a pregnant girt, but on “Juno and the Paycock,” Irish playwright Sean O’Casey’s 1924 masterpiece. Set in the working-class tenements of…

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Ricky Martin to Perform & Guest Judge on DWTS's 'Latin Night', 4/28 by TV News Desk

Grammy winner Ricky Martin joins Dancing with the Stars for Latin Night MONDAY, APRIL 28 800-1001 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

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Monday's Child, York Theatre Royal Studio by Kevin Berry

York Theatre Royal Studio: The Tutti Frutti company looks at declining memory in an older person and how we build memories in its deeply moving new play, Monday's Child. Two characters …

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Daniel Radcliffe, Cast and Creatives Talk The Cripple of Inishmaan on Opening Night

Barbara Walters, Joel Grey, playwright Martin McDonagh and director Michael Grandage took to the red carpet on the opening night of The Cripple of Inishmaan to chat about the show coming t…

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Stuck on Hitch by Rob Weinert-Kendt

A favorite scene from Foreign Correspondent, referenced in David Rudkin's new play The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock. Some time in the early 1980s, my dad flagged a listing in our loc…

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Suburbanite Reviews: "South Pacific" and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Joseph Cervelli

"South Pacific" provides a most enchanting evening. An exquisite revival of "Raisin." Reviews appear in other North Jersey Media Group Newspapers.

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Drama League nominates 8 new plays, 9 new musicals ... and 50 performers by Gold Derby

Like the Outer Critics Circle, the Drama League does not distinguish between Broadway and off-Broadway when doling out honors. However, with so many shows and performers included in…

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Sundance Theater Lab to Develop New Plays by Pulitzer Winners Annie Baker, Doug Wright by Gordon Cox

New plays by Pulitzer winners Annie Baker and Doug Wright are among the nine in-development stage projects tapped for the Sundance Institute’s 2014 Theater Lab. Baker, who just picked up t…

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Photo Flash: Valerie Harper, Andy Cohen, and More Join Harvey Fierstein and Broadway's Casa Valentina on Opening Night

Fierstein's new drama, directed by Joe Mantello, plays the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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5 Reasons to See ‘Of Mice and Men’ on Broadway by Dcontray

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Montgomery Playhouse Presents ‘Woody Allen, Woody Allen’ May 2-18th by Guest Author

The Montgomery Playhouse in partnership with The City of Gaithersburg presents: Woody Allen, Woody Allen Two Woody Allen comedies directed by Bruce Hirsch May 2 thru May 18, 2014 at the Gait…

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Broadway Review: Hedwig & the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris by Lauren Yarger

Performances, Music and Production Excel, but Message Falls ShortBy Lauren YargerHedwig and the Angry Inch, a cult film by John Cameron Mitchell rocks 'em out at the Belasco Theatre with Nei…

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Opening Tonight on Broadway: ‘Cabaret’ by Dcontray

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PIPPIN Director Diane Paulus Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World by Heath Schwartz

It was announced today that Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, director of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN on Broadway, was named to TIME Magazine’s 2014 list of the 1…

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ArtsBeat: Nine Playwrights to Attend Sundance Theater Lab by Allan Kozinn

The theater lab provides fellowships, rehearsal space, an acting company and creative advisers.

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2014 NON-EQUITY JEFF AWARD NOMINATIONS by Michael Roberts

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Tony Awards are poppin’ up all over! by Ken Davenport

A few years ago, around Halloween, pop-up costume stores starting appearing in empty street-level shops, doing a ton of biz in a short period of time.  The retailer was happy.  The landlor…

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Review Roundup: ‘Casa Valentina’ by Dcontray

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Henry Wishcamper Will Direct The Little Foxes at Chicago's Goodman by Andrew Gans

Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes is the final addition to the Goodman Theatre's upcoming 90th Anniversary “Season to Celebrate.”

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Christian Borle Will Be Part of Patrick Wilson & Friends Discussion in May by Andrew Gans

The Montclair Film Festival will present an afternoon entitled Patrick Wilson & Friends May 4 at the Montclair Art Museum.

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The Verdict: Critics Review Harvey Fierstein's New Broadway Play Casa Valentina by Playbill Staff

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

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Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Diane Paulus, Carrie Underwood and Benedict Cumberbatch Among "Time 100" by Michael Gioia

Time Magazine's "Time 100: The World's Most Influential People" list, which includes 100 "people who most affect our world," features Oscar-winning songwriters Ro…

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Royals roil each other in Folger’s bold new season by Tim Treanor

Folger Shakespeare Theatre’s 2014-2015 will focus on the political and the historical, the company announced yesterday, including a production of Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart which w…

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Christian Borle to Join Patrick Wilson 'In Conversation' at Montclair Film Festival by Movies News Desk

Tony award-winner Christian Borle will be Patrick Wilson's special guest at the Montclair Film Festival on Sunday, May 4 at 1200 noon.

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News: Hull Truck Theatre given £400,000 emergency funding by Ed Frankl

The Hull Truck Theatre has been handed a £400,000 bail-out in emergency public funding to ensure its financial stability, three years before the city hosts the UK City of Culture celebrat…

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Dr. Composer by Sean Havrilla

Artists are a community, an enormous community from infinitely different backgrounds and disciplines. It always makes me incredibly sad to see someone in this community question the legitima…

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Theater News: Kieran Hurley and AJ Taudevin's Chalk Farm to Receive Its U.S. Premiere at Brits Off Broadway

Neil Bettles directs the production, which plays at 59E59 Theaters.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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ALADDIN's duChateau Leads Young At Arts' Broadway Benefit, 4/28 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway music directors Annbritt duChateau Disney's 'Aladdin' and Charles duChateau 'Spider-man Turn Off the Dark', alongside a group of their 'Broadway friends,' are donating their time an…

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Cyrus, Beyonce, Pharrell Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People by TV News Desk

Today, TIME reveals the eleventh annual TIME 100, TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Sundance Institute Selects Nine Projects Including CAUGHT and THE GOOD BOOK for 2014 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort, July 7-27 by BroadwayWorld

Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected to participate in its 2014 Theatre Lab, July 7-27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's …

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Photos! Patrick Page & the Dragtastic Cast of Casa Valentina Hold Court on Opening Night by Broadway.com

Click for photos from the star-studded opening night of Harvey Fierstein’s new drama Casa Valentina on April 23, 2014 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Blogs: Michael Coveney: On Stratford and Siracusa, Am-Dram, live music and Tommy Cooper

Our chief critic reflects on a busy week for the RSC, plus looks at a new ITV drama and the use of live music in theatre

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Shenton's View: Diary dates and other headlines by Mark Shenton

It is one of the pleasures of my life – but simultaneously the bane of it – that I’m besieged daily with an endless stream of invitations and press releases advising me of a shows&…

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Vortex "Fat Pig" by Dean Yannias

LaBute has the best ear for colloquial conversationin a certain stratum of society, at least: office workers, city dwellers, factory guys, not too rich, not too poor.

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Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez | TIME: 100 most influential people in the world by Trey Parker and Matt Stone

As soon as Bobby and Kristen told us that they were working on the songs for Frozen and what the movie was about, we knew it was a perfect fit. They are both completely steeped in the tradit…

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Spring Breakout! Five Phenomenal Performances From Broadway’s 2014 Season

These five performers made big impressions in break-out roles this spring on Broadway.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Mitchell Jarvis and Natascia Diaz in Signature Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA by BroadwayWorld

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre releases a photo of their production of The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and …

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VIDEO: 'Annie' is Grown Up & A Total Mess on SETH MEYERS by TV News Desk

Little Orphan Annie is all grown up and a total mess The iconic character stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS. Check out the appearance below

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Production News: The Play that Goes Wrong gets West End transfer by Ed Frankl

The Play that Goes Wrong, which originated at fringe venue the Old Red Lion Theatre in north London, is to transfer to the West End this autumn. The Mischief Theatre production is currently …

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Cast of Hair sings for the Washington Nationals crowd by Lorraine Treanor

“I feel like it’s one of the greatest achievements of our career. I feel more proud than I’ve ever felt of anything,” Susan Marie Rhea, co-director of Keegan Theatre’s …

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Ten Stars I Want to See on Broadway by BroadwaySpotted

It’s a controversial subject: film stars coming to perform on the stages we hold so dear. One side is that Broadway is a business, ticket sales are important and by bringing in well kn…

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Broadway Ladies: Ms. April 2014: If/Then's LaChanze by JK

Ms. AprilLaChanzeWHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY: I've been a fan of hers since I first heard the cast recording of Once on This Island, and I finally got to see her in the 1995 revival of Compa…

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Casting Announced for Adler & Gibb at London's Royal Court Theatre by Mark Shenton

Casting has been announced for the premiere of Tim Crouch's Adler & Gibb, which will begin performances June 13 at London's Royal Court Theatre prior to an official opening …

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Picture Perfect, Song Cycle of Work of Scott Evan Davis, to Feature Helen Hobson and Jerome Pradon by Mark Shenton

Picture Perfect, a contemporary song cycle featuring songs by American composer Scott Evan Davis, will premiere at London's St. James Studio in a production that will play four performan…

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The Play That Goes Wrong to Transfer to West End's Duchess Theatre by Mark Shenton

The Play That Goes Wrong, which premiered on the London fringe at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington last year before a season at the Trafalgar Studios 2, is to transfer to the West End&#…

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Photo Coverage: CASA VALENTINA Company Celebrates Opening Night! by Jennifer Broski

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Casa Valentina, the play by four-time Tony Award winnerHarvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello just opened last night…

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FIRST LOOK - Cast of HBO's THE NORMAL HEART Grace May Cover of Vogue by TV News Desk

Ryan Murphy, the writer, director and producer of HBO's upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, along with cast members Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons grace the M…

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Photo Coverage: Inside CASA VALENTINA's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals by Jennifer Broski

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Casa Valentina, the play by four-time Tony Award winnerHarvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello just opened last night…

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Josh Gad to Team with Disney on Family Comedy Adventure Film by TV News Desk

Frozen's Josh Gad will once again team with Disney on a new family comedy adventure film.

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AMERICAN IDOL Recap: It's Time For America To Pull The Plug (Updated w/ Pictures) by Matt Tamanini

On this week's Top-6 edition of AMERICAN IDOL Season XIII, we were treated to not one, but two, songs by each competitor. The theme, A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll gave the…

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Blogs: Notes From New York: Idina Menzel, Daniel Radcliffe, and more celebrate a season of openings

Plus, catch up on Drama Desk Awards host and Tony winner Laura Benanti's very busy spring.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Susan Grace

  Today’s Highlights: * Roundabout‘s Cabaret, co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, with Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams, Danny Burstein, Linda Emond, Bill Heck, Aaro…

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Esmeralda Enrique explores migration in De Idas y Vueltas by Michael Crabb

Flamenco artist's latest, at Harbourfront Centre April 24 to 27, uses a genre of flamenco music that blends Andalusian tradition with Latin American influences.

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Theater News: Watch the Drama Desk Award Nominations Announcement Live Tomorrow on TheaterMania

Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Fran Drescher will announce the 59th annual Drama Desk nominations from 54 Below at 11am.

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Running Lines: Putnam Valley’s ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ by Peter D. Kramer

I’ve been shooting Running Lines videos for years. Before there was Running Lines, we did a series called “Sixteen Bars,” in which one actor from each show sang about 16 ba…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Theasy.com

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Broadway, Belasco Theatre Reviewed by Greg Solomon BOTTOM LINE: A triumphant revival of a show finally making its Broadway debut -- Hedwig and the Angry Inch may…

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'Pavement's' sincerity outshines the cheeky 'Rocco' in dance by Mark Swed

Critic's Notebook: Is irony getting old? It may feel that way in a look at two dances that deal with brotherly ties: 'Rocco' at REDCAT and 'Pavement' at UCSB.Bar business wasn't so hot at RE…

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Chandelier lighting on May 2 will signal completion of outdoor amenities at Playhouse Square by Steven Litt

PlayhouseSquare will light its new chandelier -- a symbolic centerpiece -- on Friday, May 2, in a rain-or-shine ceremony intended to highlight $16 million worth of new outdoor amenities, gat…

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“Violet” – Sutton Foster Takes A New Turn by Sandi Durell

    By: Sandi Durell     (click on photos to enlarge) We all spend too much time looking in the mirror, comparing, seeing flaws that, most of the time,... The post “Vio…

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Casa Valentina | Samuel J. Friedman Theatre | Plays & Shows | Time Out New York by David Cote

Clothes unmake the men in Casa Valentina, Harvey Fierstein’s mostly effective period drama about cross-dressers in 1962. Set at a Catskills resort that caters to straight married fellows w…

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Diane Paulus | TIME: 100 most influential people in the world by Audra McDonald

When you talk to Diane Paulus, her bright, sparkly blue eyes always look like she has just discovered something, whether you’re talking about No. 2 pencils or the cosmos. She is that passi…

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Production News: Debra Stephenson and Steven Pinder lined up for Neil Simon revival by Ed Frankl

Former soap actors Debra Stephenson and Steven Pinder are to headline Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers at St Helens’ Theatre Royal. Producers Regal Entertainments have adapted the…

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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News: Unheralded Openings, Iris Acker Honored, Island City Adds A “Girl,” BRTG Delays Rapture by Bill Hirschman

New news briefs in brief about about the very stuff dreams are made of to quote the guy born 450 years ago this week.

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The Silver Tassie review a fine revival of O'Casey's tumultuous play by Michael Billington

Lyttelton, LondonHoward Davies brilliantly handles Seán O'Casey's blend of Dublin realism and expressionismSeán O'Casey's tumultuous play has always posed a problem: how to reconcile…

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Running Lines: Rockland Country Day’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by Peter D. Kramer

In Rockland Country Day School’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend, the role of the nebbishy Seymour Krelborn is shared by junior Chris Kim and sophomore …

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Review: The Silver Tassie (NT Lyttelton)

The National Theatre offers a rare opportunity to experience Sean O'Casey's ground-breaking anti-war play

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Love, Loot and Crash by Trav S.D.

  Today is the anniversary of the release date of the still-popular Keystone comedy short Love, Loot and Crash (1915). People like to check this one out for two reasons. (A) It is one of…

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Diane Paulus, Amy Adams, Robert & Kristen Lopez Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People by TV News Desk

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson- Lopez, A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, Amy Adams and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those named to Time's Most Influential People in the WORLD list…

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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - CABARET and THE GREAT IMMENSITY Open, NPH on LETTERMAN and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news CABARET, starring Alan Cumming and Mic…

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When the Family Doctor Turns Out To Be Josef Mengele

In “The German Doctor,” Argentinian film director Lucia Puenza focuses on the stories of Nazis who found new lives in her native country. But when she started it, she hadn’…

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Meet the Cast of NextStop Theatre Company’s ‘Into the Woods’ Part 1: Brittany Martz by Joel Markowitz

NextStop Theatre Company opens its production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods next weekend and in between battling witches, wolves, and giants the cast shared with us their jour…

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An Intervention, review: 'too didactic'

Mike Bartlett's new play fails to come to life

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Has There Been A Stage Outrage Overreaction at Arizona State? by Howard Sherman

Rent is at the center of an academic controversy again, with a few twists. This time, it’s not the whole show, it’s just one song, “La Vie Boheme.” It involves multiple high schools …

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Things We Do For Love, Theatre Royal Bath, review: laughter and pain by Charles Spencer

Natalie Imbruglia makes a superb stage debut in this immaculately judged production of Ayckbourn's bittersweet tale, says Charles Spencer

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Review: ANNAPURNA by Toby Zinman

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FIRST LISTEN: Check Out Three Tracks from AFTER MIDNIGHT, Featuring Fantasia Barrino by Stage Tube

Get an exclusive listen to three hot tracks from the production, 'Zaz Zuh Zaz', 'OpeningDaybreak Express' and 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love,' which feature Fantasia and her co-star, 'P…

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Almanac: Joseph Conrad on nicknames

"A nickname may be the best record of a success. That's what I call putting the face of a joke...

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BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2014

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

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Forgotten Shows of My Nonage #81: The Cookin’ Cajun by Trav S.D.

  The only cooking show I ever cared a fig about was something I knew as The Cookin’ Cajun, a local New Orleans show (I think) that was broadcast nationally during the cable tv explo…

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Interviews: Video: Game of Thrones star Hannah Murray chats about Martine

We caught up with Skins and Game of Thrones star Hannah Murray to discuss her latest project currently playing at the Finborough Theatre

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Duke of York's Theatre: 'Robert Webb proves a cherishable chump' by Dominic Cavendish

This production of Jeeves and Wooster remains as big a hoot as before, says Dominic Cavendish

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Running Lines: Peekskill’s ‘Little Shop’ by Peter D. Kramer

Full disclosure: Peekskill director Scarlett Antonia is not a big fan of “Little Shop of Horrors.” The show was selected before Antonia—who breathed life into PeekskillR…

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'A God in Need of Help' a compelling look at the mystery of faith by Robert Crew

A God in Need of Help not only keys in on the clash of Catholicism and the new Protestantism but also adds the spice of old Gods versus the new Christianity.

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Running Lines: Mamaroneck’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by Peter D. Kramer

When Audrey II, the giant, man-eating plant that dominates and animates “Little Shop of Horrors,” talks, people listen. Even when she’s still in the crate. When director St…

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Josie Long: finding the funny in her comedy tour of Tate Modern by Interview By Paul Fleckney

Josie Long has never been one for comedy clubs her latest gig takes audiences on a whistlestop tour of Tate Modern. Art always inspires her sets, but she may be an unreliable guideI used to…

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Simon Russell Beale webchat get your questions in by Chris Wiegand

The great Shakespearean will be answering your questions on his career, from King Lear to Spamalot, on Monday 28 AprilHe's back at the National Theatre and this time he's howling and stagge…

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Theatre News: Forbidden Broadway returns to Menier this summer

The comedy revue will run for a limited season at the Chocolate Factory from 19 June to 16 August

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BWW Interview: Alfie Boe Talks TRUST, MR. SELFRIDGE, and Career by David Clarke

Alfie Boe, who is internationally recognized for his tenor voice, first gained recognition in the US when he starred in Baz Luhrmann's LA BOHME. In 2010, he took on the role of Jean Valjean …

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Running Lines: Mahopac’s ‘Hairspray’ by Peter D. Kramer

You can’t stage “Hairspray,” Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s musical retelling of the John Waters film, without great choreography — and Mahopac High School ha…

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Running Lines: New Rochelle’s ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ by Peter D. Kramer

Scott Zimmerman has been shepherding musicals at New Rochelle High School for a long spell. For 28 years, he has been collaborating with kids, many of whom are part of the school’s PAV…

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Get set to mob the Bard

Tonight's flash mob at downtown library celebrates Shakespeare's big day.

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Small rooms, big time

Modern cabaret artistes Joey Arias and Sherry Vine sat in their Ramada Inn suite in New Hope between sets at the hotel's recently opened RRazz Room and talked about how much they love RRazz …

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A Cultural Conversation With Danny Burstein: The Working Actor

When Danny Burstein steps on stage as Herr Schultz Thursday night for the opening of "Cabaret," it will be the first time in a long while that the actor isn't juggling the performance of one…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is Neil Patrick Harris’ One-Man Show - Reason.com by Kurt Loder

Neil Patrick Harris hurls himself into the title role in the new Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which opened last night at the Belasco Theatre on West 44th Street. As the "in…

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Review: Casa Valentina by Diane Snyder

The girls in their summer dresses are actually a bunch of guys in Casa Valentina.

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New! The Monologue Everything Podcast by Lindsay Price

I believe everything can be turned into a monologue and everyone can write a monologue. It’s one thing to say that, it’s another thing entirely when you say that in front of a ro…

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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The Silver Tassie, National Theatre by Matt Wolf

"I don't think it makes a good play, but it's a remarkable one," Sean O'Casey famously remarked of The Silver Tassie, his late-1920s drama about the depredations of war, and how simultaneous…

Linked From The Arts Desk at 05:56AM

Production News: Rebecca Lock and Alasdair Harvey join Mamma Mia! by Nicola Merrifield

Rebecca Lock and Alasdair Harvey are to join the London production of Mamma Mia! from this summer. Lock, who has previously appeared in The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins, will play R…

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Dorian Gray, Riverside Studios, London by Natasha Tripney

Riverside Studios, London: Chiefly notable for featuring the stage debuts of the latest two members of the Redgrave and Fox acting dynasties, in Daisy Bevan and Jack Fox, this is an otherwis…

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Smashed, Udderbelly, Southbank Centre, London by Liz Arratoon

Udderbelly, Southbank Centre, London: When juggling is just about numbers it can be a bit mechanical, but here the numbers - including two women, four tea sets, seven men, nine chairs and 80…

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Things We Do For Love, Theatre Royal Bath by Jeremy Brien

Theatre Royal Bath: Natalie Imbruglia already has a richly varied portfolio of showbiz success - Australian soap star, award-winning pop diva and cinema leading lady opposite Rowan Atkinson …

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The Silver Tassie, Lyttelton, National, London by Ben Dowell

Lyttelton, National, London: Sean O'Casey's dream-like, disjointed 1928 anti-war play was rejected by Yeats' Abbey Theatre and has rarely been performed since, and on tonight&…

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Theatre News: The Play That Goes Wrong transfers to West End

The WhatsOnStage Award-winner will open at the Duchess Theatre in September

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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It’s astounding! Rocky Horror Show with Kathleen Amarant by Kathleen Amarant

The Rocky Horror Show is ‘40 and Fabulous’ and finally here in Melbourne. State:  VIC

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Production News: David Hare’s The Vertical Hour set for London revival by Ed Frankl

The Vertical Hour by David Hare is to receive its first London revival this autumn at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park. It will be directed by Nigel Douglas, who returns to the theatre for&…

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Under Milk Wood, York Theatre Royal by Steve Clarkson

A spiralling stage, horned with two raised prongs. A circular display, mounted on the back wall, which presents the buildings and coastline of a seaside town from a bird’s eye view. Subtle…

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PHOTO CALL: Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Starring Patrick Page, Opens on Broadway, Red Carpet Arrivals by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

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

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Education & Training: Teaching acceptable theatre behaviour – especially to teachers by Susan Elkin

I annoyed a lot of people here earlier this year by arguing that children should be taught a little theatre etiquette because, although we want a lively response, it is also useful if the au…

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Best Shakespeare productions: what's your favourite Troilus and Cressida? by Michael Billington

In honour of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, we're recalling our favourite stagings of his plays. This tragedy has come into its own in today's war-weary times, yielding many f…

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News: BBC imposes ban on parent chaperones for child performers by Nicola Merrifield

Child performers appearing in BBC dramas will no longer be allowed to be chaperoned by their parents when they are filming, following a policy change by the Corporation. The organisation…

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Playwright Aaron Spratte debuts "Music of Change" at Aurora Fox by Megan Mitchellyourhub Reporter

After more than 15 years of rough drafts and a successful Kickstarter financing project, an Aurora playwright will debut his two-act play at the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre next month.

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Shakespeare in Love: staging the Oscar-winning film - video by Guardian Staff

In the year of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, the box-office hit Shakespeare in Love has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Go behind the scenes with the play's director Declan Donnellan…

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Imelda Staunton: 'It's in my DNA to duck and dive' by Stuart Jeffries

As Imelda Staunton storms the West End as another hard-scrabble working woman, she explains why it's class and not the classics that matters"Those women!" says Imelda Staunton. &…

Linked From The Guardian at 02:51AM

I Can't Sing! - review: Simon Cowell's X Factor musical has a bonkers surreal charm

A satire on The X Factor that's been endorsed and partly financed by Simon Cowell sounds an improbable proposition – equivalent to imagining a big West End revival of Pravda blessed and pa…

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Olivier Awards 2014: Red carpet in pictures

Theatre stars and luvvies had their glad rags on tonight ahead of Britain’s most prestigious theatre awards, the Oliviers.

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The Book of Mormon wins Best New Musical at the Oliviers

The Book of Mormon has won Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards 2014, beating competition from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Once and The Scottsboro Boys.

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Olivier Awards 2014: Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica wins best new play

Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica has been named Best New Play at the Olivier Awards.

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Olivier Awards 2014: Chimerica the big winner on UK theatre's big night

The hit play about a photographer’s search for the Tiananmen Square “tank man” was the big winner at the most prestigious awards ceremony of the UK’s theatre calendar.

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Review: The Grid (Liverpool)

Young Everyman Playhouse present a gripping and timely play at the newly refurbished venue.

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Theatre News: Royal Exchange stage Cat On A Hot Tin Roof & Little Shop Of Horrors in New Season alongside Peake's Hamlet

Sarah Frankcom announces first new season since taking over as Associate Director.

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Drama students take West End by storm by Tim Walker

The Play That Goes Wrong, which was first staged by a group of drama students at a pub two years ago, is to transfer to the Duchess Theatre on September 14.

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David Davis and his two mistresses on stage by Tim Walker

The play Privacy would have you believe that David Davis, the former Conservative Party chairman, retained two mistresses to entertain him during the party conferences. season.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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BWW Reviews: Hyper-Gender Glam Rock Goes Family Friendly in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH by Michael Dale

With the exception of Bertolt Brecht plays and Robert Mapplethorpe photographs, there not a subversive work of art that doesn't eventually get accepted as nostalgic family friendly fun.

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Theater Review: A Fascinating, Somewhat Musty Look at Transvestism in Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina

Though many recent shows involve cross-dressing, it's the only play that really focuses on the phenomenon.-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Let's hear it for those poor, mumbling actors by Michael Simkins

As 'Jamaica Inn' shows, the best efforts of the cast can be undone by production gremlins, says Michael Simkins

Linked From The Telegraph at 01:35AM
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Shatner's World: We Just Live in It, Starring William Shatner, Screened in Cinemas April 24 by Andrew Gans

Shatner's World: We Just Live in It, which was seen on Broadway in February 2012 starring William Shatner, is screened in cinemas nationwide April 24 at 7:30 PM local time.

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"Welcome to Berlin!": Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Cabaret Opens April 24 on Broadway by Michael Gioia

Alan Cumming, who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the sexy and seductive Emcee in Cabaret, returns to the Kit Kat Klub in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony-winning production of t…

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The Great Immensity, Featuring Damian Baldet and Chris Sullivan, Opens at Public Theater April 24 by Carey Purcell

The New York premiere of The Civilians' The Great Immensity officially opens April 24 at the Public Theater following previews that began April 11. 

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CBS' "Bad Teacher" Comedy, Featuring Ari Graynor, Kristin Davis, David Alan Grier, Debuts April 24 by Andrew Gans

"Bad Teacher," a single camera comedy based on the feature film of the same name, makes its TV debut April 24 at 9:31 PM ET on CBS; check local listings.

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Broadway's Leading Ladies Go Commercial, Part 2: Betty Buckley, Bernadette Peters, Megan Mullally and More in Ads from 1980s by David Gewirtzman

Sit in front of a television set long enough, and you'll probably see a familiar Broadway face or two — and not just on your regularly scheduled programs, but in the commercials, t…

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Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss and More Are Putting the Pieces Together at 54 Below April 24 by Adam Hetrick

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

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

Where the principals of the musical Cabaret pursued their college studies.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cabaret, Christopher Sieber and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending April 26 by Megan Dekic

When the Playbill Vault launched in December 2011, it included information on over 10,000 shows and 120,000 actors, creative teams and crew members who have worked or are currently working o…

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Lives of Barbara Hutton and Brenda Frazier Inspire Debutante, Beginning April 24 in NYC by Adam Hetrick

Debutante, a new play by Ryann Weir that is inspired by the lives of real-life debutantes Barbara Hutton and and Brenda Frazier, begins performances April 24 in New York City.

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Trent Armand Kendall's New 'Jazzical' LOUIS-AND-ELLA! Set for Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

LOUIS-AND-ELLA, a new jazzical by Trent Armand Kendall reunites The Architect of Jazz and The First Lady of Song for one magical night and will receive a developmental table reading today, A…

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CABARET, Starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming, Opens Tonight on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb, featuring three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams for the first time on Broadway as Sal…

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeffrey Wright and More Set for ArtsConnection's 35th Anniversary Benefit Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Tonight, April 24, 2014, ArtsConnection will celebrate its 35th anniversary at a fundraising gala honoring Time Warner Inc. and internationally-renowned visual artist Vik Muniz. Lisa Garcia …

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William Shatner's SHATNER'S WORLD Broadcast Nationwide Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Television and movie superstar William Shatner stars in his own one-man show, 'Shatner's World,' brought to you by Fathom Events and Priceline.com.

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West Coast Premiere of Oren Safdie’s False Solution Opens at Santa Monica Playhouse by Sandra Zeitzew

Golden Globe and two-time Emmy Award-winner Daniel J. Travanti (“Hill Street Blues”) and Amanda Saunders (“Firemen”) star in the West Coast Premiere of Oren Safdie…

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Leave Your Troubles Outside! Cabaret Opens On Broadway with Alan Cumming & Michelle Williams by Ryan McPhee

"Come hear the music play" once more at Studio 54! Roundabout's revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Cabaret opens officially on April 24, the last Broadway show to do so …

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Video Flash: Catch a Glimpse of Casa Valentina's Broadway Beauties

The high-heeled cast of Harvey Fierstein's new play takes to the MTC stage.

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Opening Night: Willkommen Back! Cabaret Returns to Broadway Tonight With Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams

The John Kander-Fred Ebb-Joe Masteroff musical comes back to Studio 54.

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Interviews: Aladdin's Adam Jacobs on the "Whole New World" of Fatherhood and the Magic Carpet Ride to Broadway

Jacobs also gives the inside scoop on the "costume gnomes" that keep the Swarovski crystals on his princely garb.

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Special Reports: Creating Cabaret's Kit Kat Klub

Scenic Designer Robert Brill explains what it took to rebuild Studio 54 — from the ground up.

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Picture of the Week, April 24, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

You know summer is coming, despite all signs to the contrary, when Shaw and Stratford Festival go into previews. Shaw is revving already with Arms and the Man. It is a comedy, it is one of S…

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DVR Alert: HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris Appears on LETTERMAN Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH star Neil Patrick Harris will appear on CBS' 'Late Show with David Letterman' tonight, April 24th.

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Leighton Meester Chats OF MICE AND MEN & Compares Theatre Versus Film by Pat Cerasaro

Recognizable small screen star and mainstage newcomer Leighton Meester discusses her role in the new Broadway production of John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN as well as comments on the differ…

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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare! by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are turning our attention to the world's most famous playwright on the 450th anniversary of his birth this week - the incomparable Bard himself, William Shakespeare.

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Leslie Caron On Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland & More by Pat Cerasaro

Iconic movie musical leading lady and acclaimed international performer Leslie Caron touches upon many of her experiences working with an astounding array of legendary stars as part of a new…

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Santa Monica Playhouse presents the World Premiere of Lisa Phillips Visca’s Turning Thirty by Sandra Zeitzew

An irresistible romantic-comedy about love, family, and a trust fund. Love and Marriage (proposals) are the “flavor of the month” at an old-fashioned  ice cream parlour in a SoCal beach…

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You'll Have the Time of Your Life! Dirty Dancing National Tour Will Launch in Washington, D.C. by Ticket News

Summary by Emily Jones, TicketNews A musical adaptation of the 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing will launch its national tour in Washington, D.C. this summer. The production will premiere at The …

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty: Photos of a Sleeping Beauty Like No Other by Knightc

British choreographer Matthew Bourne has created a Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that drips with candle wax and vampire blood and opens its eyes to modern times. Learn more about his bold re-im…

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‘Casa Valentina,’ theater review by Joe Dziemianowicz

Dudes look like ladies in “Casa Valentina,” an intriguing but diffuse new drama about straight cross-dressers in 1962 New York.

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Play 'An Act of God' eyes space on Broadway by Associated Press

NEW YORK — Someone pretty critic-proof is coming to Broadway: The Almighty.Producer Jeffrey Finn on Wednesday said he hopes to mount a stage adaptation of the humor book "The Last Testame…

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Broadway Green Alliance and Wearable Collections Cleans Up by Suzanna Bowling

Broadway Green Alliance and Wearable Collections Cleans Up: The semi-annual Spring Textile Drive was today in Time Square! The Broadway Green Alliance partnered once again with Wearable Col…

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Stephen Sorokoff My View: Revisiting The Scene Of The Crimes – A Gentleman’s Guide by Suzanna Bowling

Stephen Sorokoff My View: Revisiting The Scene Of The Crimes - A Gentleman’s Guide: Actually a more accurate headline would be revisiting the fun, the wonderful music, and the spectacular …

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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack Sees Biggest Sales Week Yet by Ben Sisario

The Disney soundtrack held at No. 1 for an 11th week, with 259,000 copies sold.

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News Nuggets: It's bad news for 'Frozen' fans' by Gold Derby

Disney chairman Alan Horn reveals bad news for "Frozen" fans: there are no concrete plans for a sequel. Speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday, he said, "We're not demanding speed.…

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Theater producer denies sex abuse claim by Anthony McCartney

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against oth…

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Mel Brooks putting on a 1-man show in Los Angeles by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there's one thing he's tackled only recently - a one-man show....

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'Thrill Me' in SD debut at Diversionary

Musical about infamous killers hits stage at time of transition for theater, director.

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Broadway Review: Harvey Fierstein’s ‘Casa Valentina’ by Gordon Cox

The inspiration for Harvey Fierstein’s “Casa Valentina” was a discreet sanctuary in the Catskills where manly men (with wives and children and other baggage) could get thei…

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