Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper Tapped for New Animated Project About Young Boy's Fight Against Cancer by Philippe Bowgen

Producer Joseph Avallone has announced the upcoming release of the animated feature film "Henry & Me" – a baseball-themed tale of a young cancer-stricken boy’s magi…

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Broadway Vets Flock to Milwaukee Rep's Color Purple by Philippe Bowgen

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's The Color Purple has announced casting – including former Purple Broadway cast members Zonya Love and Nathanial Stampley, and national tour member All…

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Japan Society Announces 2014-15 History of WWII Through Theatre Lineup by Philippe Bowgen

The Japan Society has announced Stories from the War: Reflecting on WWII Through Theatre, a series of theater events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, as part of their 20…

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Lauren Worsham Headlines NAMT's Songwriter Spotlight at 54 Below Aug. 25 by Philippe Bowgen

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present its Songwriter Spotlight concert at 54 Below – featuring work by Joe Iconis and performances by Lauren Worsham and more &n…

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STAGE TUBE: Frankie James Grande Channels Ricky Martin, Sings from EVITA at BROADWAY SESSIONS by Stage Tube

MAMMA MIA's Frankie James Grande performed 'And the Money Kept Rolling In and Out' as Ricky Martin at Broadway Sessions on January 29th, 2013. Watch him sing below

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater Listings for Aug. 1-7 by The New York Times

A critical guide to productions in New York City, including shows in previews.

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Varekai: Cirque du Soleil by Wendy Caster

I am a big fan of Cirque du Soleil, so it pains me to write the following: Varekai is mediocre and even kind of boring.Octavio AlegriaTo be perfectly fair, I'd like to provide some context. …

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Cal Stage presents enduring spectacle ‘Marat/Sade’

A 1963 play by German Peter Weiss with a long title – “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Dir…

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Europe 2014

"Siam sur Seine" - "Siam on the Seine." So did the company of The King and I at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris name themselves during their triumphant reign earlier this summer. This resplend…

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Met Opera Seeks Federal Mediator in Labor Talks

The Metropolitan Opera is pushing for a federal mediator to help settle a contract dispute that could result in a lockout as early as Friday.

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GP at the Met: Così fan tutte: About the Opera by Knightc

Please view the original post to see the video. Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications th…

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Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow to star on Broadway by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- A.R. Gurney's romantic play "Love Letters" is about to hit Broadway again with some big movie stars....

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#NJArts selfie: What is your New Jersey arts experience? by Enrique Lavin | The Star-Ledger

What is your N.J. arts experience? Show us in pictures to illustrate how arts, culture and creativity reinforce community ties.

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James Franco Tried to Get Stephen Colbert to Break Character; It Didn’t Work by Jesse David Fox

It can be argued that James Franco is never more likable than he is on The Colbert Report. Last night was no exception. The best part came at the end of his interview, when Franco asked Colb…

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The Into the Woods Trailer Is Finally Here by Margaret Lyons

Here's the first trailer for Into the Woods! There isn't a single moment of singing, so don't get your Sondheim hopes up too high, but at least one can get a sense for the visual style of th…

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Oy, Woody Allen, again with the controversy

He says he doesn't hire black actors unless the part calls for it.        

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Watch: First trailer for 'Into the Woods'

Um, this is a musical right? Where's all the singing?        

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Cirque couple has a ‘stormy’ relationship | USA Entertainment Now

Vanessa Fournier and Maxim Panteleenko perform an aerial-dance duet as the God and Goddess of wind in ‘Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna.’ Their dance creates a storm in the show, and mirrors th…

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Watch 'Cirque du Soleil' stars warm up

Ever wonder what 'Cirque' performers look like before they take the stage?        

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Radio Disney Turns to Showmobile to Launch New Stars, Connect with Fans by Marc Graser

Radio Disney wants to give fans of new stars like Shawn Mendes a better outlet through which they can connect with fans. The broadcaster will launch the first of two new channels on the digi…

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‘Galavant': John Stamos to Guest Star on ABC Musical Comedy by Shelliweinstein

John Stamos will be bringing his singing chops to a new realm, with a guest appearance set for “Galavant,” ABC’s upcoming musical comedy series. Stamos will appear as a riv…

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James Franco and the Actor He Can’t Get Enough Of Talk Stage, Film and How to Play Crazy by Gordon Cox

When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco’s movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy nov…

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ArtsBeat: Learning ‘Lear’: Time to Leave the Nest by John Lithgow

As opening night nears, the director Dan Sullivan gives his last notes and John Lithgow feels a far stronger sense of an ending than a beginning.

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Spotlight On...Anthony Caporale by Michael Block

Name: Anthony CaporaleHometown: New York, NYEducation: BSE, Duke UniversityFavorite Credits: Producer and Host of "Art of the Drink TV" (http://www.aotd.tv), Founder and Artistic Director of…

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‘Once:’ James Joyce (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

The musical Once is proud to be part of a rich heritage of Irish poets, artists and musicians. As Girl says, “on this little rock in the middle of the ocean you make men and women who for …

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Into The Woods | First Official Film Trailer (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

The first official trailer for Disney’s new live-action film version of Into The Woods was released today. Check it out below: The complete cast for Into The Woods is as follows: Mer…

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First Look at ‘The Real Thing’ Stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor (PHOTO) by Broadway's Best Shows

The Real Thing, by Tom Stoppard and directed by Sam Gold, will play a limited engagement beginning previews on October 2, 2014 and opening officially on October 30, 2014 at the American Airl…

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Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ Cast Welcomes Back Two Time Tony Nominee by Broadway's Best Shows

On Tuesday, August 5, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago will welcome back two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald in the his second st…

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‘The Seagull,’ now a mere ‘Bird’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre by Peter Marks

Do to Chekhov’s “The Seagull” what you will, I suppose. Pepper the dialogue with f-bombs; give Masha a ukulele and Konstantin a laptop; add a bit of nudity. Break down the barriers bet…

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Photo Coverage: Having the Time of Their Lives! Get a Sneak Peek of DIRTY DANCING Tour by Walter McBride

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. The stage musical of the …

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Caissie Levy, Nic Rouleau, Amber Iman and More Set for FROM MARKY MARK TO MICHAEL at 54 Below, 8/8 by BroadwayWorld

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'From Marky Mark To Michael Pop Music Of The '90s' on Friday, August 8th at 11PM. Conceived and music directed by Greg Kenna and directed by John M…

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Roundabout's THE REAL THING - Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal by BroadwayWorld

THE REAL THING, by Tom Stoppard and directed by Sam Gold, will play a limited engagement beginning previews on October 2, 2014 and opening officially on October 30, 2014 at the American Airl…

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Sex with Strangers, Starring Anna Gunn & Billy Magnussen, Extends Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Sex with Strangers, which officially opened at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre on July 30, will extend its off-Broadway run. Laura Eason’s steamy drama, which stars Emmy winner…

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Hey Kid: Backstage at If/Then with James Snyder, Episode 12: Special Delivery by Broadway.com

This week, If/Then star James Snyder makes some special Broadway.com Audience Choice Award deliveries to Idina Menzel and LaChanze, and demonstrates his special fitness and vo…

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Hot Shot! Check Out This Gorgeous Photo of The Real Thing Stars Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal by Lindsay Champion

Wow, would you look at the baby blues on these two? Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the talented (and did we mention gorgeous?) new stars of The Real Thing make a perfect pair in this p…

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'Lear' and 'Macbeth': Maybe these men need a rest

Another opening, another show. Another "Macbeth," another "King Lear." Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow ...

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Gossip: Nicole Scherzinger to star in Cats at the Palladium?

The singer could be swapping Pussycat Dolls for Grizabella in the revival later this year

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Gossip: Haydn Gwynne joins Tamsin Greig in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

The WhatsOnStage winner will play Lucia in the production at the Playhouse Theatre, according to the Mail

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The Verdict: Critics Review Sex With Strangers, Starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen by Playbill Staff

Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, "Into the Woods") star in Second Stage Theatre's produ…

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Sex With Strangers, Starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen, Will Extend to Aug. 31 by Michael Gioia

Sex With Strangers at Second Stage Theatre, starring Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), will…

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Caissie Levy, Jackie Burns, Kacie Sheik, Nic Rouleau Will Sing Pop Music Of The '90s by Michael Gioia

From Marky Mark to Michael: Pop Music Of The '90s, a benefit concert for The Situation Project, a nonprofit that provides high performing students in under-served areas with access to th…

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DO I REALLY KNOW YOU? by Brian Scott Lipton

Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen are excellent in Laura Eason’s compelling new play.

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No Strings Attached - Dian, Marty & Meske - The Revolution, Etc - The Wankies by Billi Pod

REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER - Deep in the elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson furniture painter, sits Elbowville, where we find three brothers, Peter, Alex and Stein,…

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Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle Start a Rock Musical REVOLUTION Off-Broadway Tonight by Dailyme

REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER — a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Ívar Páll Jónsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jónsson — beg…

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater News: Sherman Brothers Musical Busker Alley Returns to the West Coast For One-Night-Only Reading

Nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune starred in the musical's original 1995 touring production.

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THE GIFT THEATRE ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR CHICAGO PREMIERE OF BETHANY WRITTEN BY LAURA MARKS AND DIRECTED BY MARTI LYONS Performances October 2 – Novem by Michael Roberts

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Northlight Theatre celebrates 40 Years with a commitment to new work by Michael Roberts

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David Pasquesi (VEEP, Strangers With Candy) Joins Pilot Episode of COWL GIRL by Michael Roberts

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CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER’S PRODUCTION OF THE COLOR PURPLE by Michael Roberts

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SOUNDWALL PARTNERS WITH ART.COM, EXPANDS THEIR GALLERY WITH A SPECIAL COLLECTION OF HAND-CHOSEN PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART IMAGES by Michael Roberts

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July 31 | Broadway in Bryant Park 2014 (PHOTOS) by Broadway's Best Shows

Every year, 106.7 Lite FM presents “Broadway in Bryant Park,” a series of free lunchtime concerts showcasing the best of Broadway’s biggest shows performing their most popular songs in…

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Fuse Visual Arts Review: Jamie Wyeth at Boston’s MFA — Liberally Peppered with Shlock by Franklin Einspruch

Awe-striking passages of deft realism are easy to find throughout the show. Wholly satisfying paintings, resolved from edge to edge and full of convincing purpose, are not.

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Cyndi Lauper, Richard Gere and New York Yankees Join Forces on HENRY & ME Animated Film by Movies News Desk

Producer Joseph Avallone announced today the upcoming release of the animated feature film Henry amp Me, a baseball-themed tale of a young cancer-stricken boy's magical and life-changing exp…

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Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014 by BroadwayWorld

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street.

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Tonya Pinkins Set for Harlem9's 4th Annual 48 HOURS IN HARLEM This August by BroadwayWorld

Harlem9 presents the Obie Award Winning 48 HOURS IN HARLEM -- a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival. This event marks the 4th year of the collaborative Harlem9, bringing together …

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Odds & Ends: See Proud Dad Brian Williams Report His Daughter Will Star in Peter Pan Live! & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Broadway Favorites Join Forces for Henry & Me The voices of Broadway favorites including Danny Aiello, Richard Gere, …

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PHOTO CALL: Stars of Heathers, Rock of Ages and Once Share Their #BroadwaySelfies by Matthew Blank

#BroadwaySelfies is an ongoing series from Stage17.tv where the stars from Broadway and beyond give fans an all access pass to all the off stage fun from the dressing room to the wings. Here…

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Constantine Maroulis Is One of Over 30 Artists Set for Broadway in Bryant Park Concert; Lineup Announced by Andrew Gans

The lineup for the July 31 Broadway in Bryant Park concert, the fourth presentation in the 14th season of the annual lunchtime series, has been announced.

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Theatre News: Tobacco Factory Theatre's announce their Autumn/Winter season.

Highlights include Filter's Macbeth, Opera Projects Madam Butterfly and their Christmas show of 1001 Dalmations.

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Review: Hamlet (Redcliffe Cliffs)

Butterfly Theatre Company have created an exciting and innovative production of Hamlet in the heart of Redcliffe caves.

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Director Chris Goodrich: Asking All the Right Questions by Norman Allen

Sidebar Goto:  Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois …

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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The Playwright’s Playground: Playwright Aaron Posner Talks About Inspiration, Adaptations and That ‘Stupid Fucking Bird’ by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Aaron Posner is a director and playwright whose impact is nationwide, and he is one of the hardest working men in theatre.  Posner’s Award-wining play Stupid Fucking Bird (Helen Hayes …

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Race, Gender, Sex, and Rights Pulse Through DC’s One-Minute Festival by HowlRound

By Patricia Davis. The festival at Roundhouse unfolded as a kind of discourse on life in metro DC. Artistic director Dominic D’Andrea, who founded the OMPF in New York, noted as he introdu…

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Highlights From the Public Theater's King Lear Starring John Lithgow

Daniel Sullivan directs and John Lithgow, Annette Benning, Steven Boyer and Jessica Hecht head the cast in in the Public Theater's production of King Lear, widely regarded as Shakespeare's g…

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Review: An Epic Journey up the Appalachian by Michael Block

It’s rare for theater to journey along rugged terrain on stage. The “living room play” has always been a theatrical favorite so when a play goes to the great outdoors, it’s a treat. …

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Spotlight On...Amber Ruffin by Michael Block

Name: Amber RuffinHometown: Omaha, NebraskaFavorite Credits: "Key and Peele", "Drunk History" NarratorWhy theater?: I started improvising in Omaha and loved it so much that I moved to Chicag…

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‘Varekai’ numbers boast familiar Cirque du Soleil flair by Elisabeth Vincentelli

“Varekai” is billed as Cirque du Soleil’s “newest arena show,” but it actually was created back in 2002, for the big top. While the acts are as tight as we...

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BWW TV: He's Back! Constantine Maroulis Returns to ROCK OF AGES in Bryant Park! by BroadwayWorld TV

This week's event featured performances from the cast of Rock of Ages, including original cast member Constantine Maroulis, carrie St. Louis, Cody Scott Lancaster, Josephine Rose Roberts, Ka…

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Trailer & Poster - Michael Keaton Struggles to Mount a Broadway Play in New Film BIRDMAN by Movies News Desk

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor Michael Keaton -- famous for portraying an iconic superhero -- as he struggles to mount a Bro…

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The Skivvies to Welcome Andy Karl, Orfeh, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More for Latest Show at 54 Below, 8/2 by BroadwayWorld

Undie-rock pop duo The Skivvies, featuring Broaday's Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, will welcome Perez Hilton, Orfeh Legally Blonde, Andy Karl Rocky, Kate Rockwell Legally Blonde, Leslie Mc…

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Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris Poses with 'Mini-Hedwig' Backstage at the Belasco by BroadwayWorld

The official Hedwig and the Angry Inch Facebook recently posted a new photo of the show's star, Neil Patrick Harris, posing with Hedwig's tiny stuffed copy. Check it out below

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INTO THE WOODS Unveils New Promotional Poster by Pat Cerasaro

An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been relea…

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Fridley exhibit finds identity and healing in art

An exhibit in Fridley showcased the work of people with mental illnesses for whom art is restorative.

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Exclusive Photos! Hillary Clinton Has a Beautiful Evening on Broadway with Jessie Mueller & the Cast by Broadway.com

Former U.S. Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton took a field trip to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on July 30, 2014—after the show, she stopped backstage to cong…

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Hello, Doll! Hedwig and the Angry Inch Star Neil Patrick Harris Hangs Out with His Tiny Twin by Lindsay Champion

We thought Hedwig and the Angry Inch star Neil Patrick Harris was the only transgender German rock goddess on Broadway (at least until Andrew Rannells takes over on August 20), but we were s…

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What's Happening at 54 Below? Newsboys, Former Pageant Girls & More Take the Stage by Ryan McPhee

We may be entering the last third of summer, but our favorite Broadway stars continue to heat up the stage at 54 Below. Take a look below at just some of the supper club's recently annou…

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Intimate Antony & Cleopatra Will Star Esau Pritchett and Nicole Ari Parker by Michael Gioia

The William Shakespeare classic Antony & Cleopatra, starring Esau Pritchett and Nicole Ari Parker in the respective title roles, will begin performances Sept. 5, prior to an official ope…

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Three Cheers for the Delectable Cast Recording of Love’s Labour’s Lost

BroadwayBox breaks down the Love’s Labour’s Lost cast recording in animated GIFs.

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Theater News: Christopher Fitzgerald Moves on to His Second Starring Role in Broadway's Chicago

The two-time Tony-nominated actor makes history in the long-running musical.

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The American Century Theater’s Jack Marshall On Closing TACT and His Favorite Productions by Joel Markowitz

When The American Century Theater announced that next season was going to be their last, I knew I had to ask Artistic Director Jack Marshall about his favorite productions and memories. Joe…

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Photo Flash: Casts of Rock of Ages, Heathers, Once, and More at Broadway in Bryant Park

The casts of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and iLuminate were also on hand for the weekly outdoor concert.

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Theater News: Next to Normal's Louis Hobson to Present Industry Reading of Finishing Arthur Danby

Giant's Katie Thompson is among the cast for the developmental presentation.

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Spotlight On...Sarah Lemp by Michael Block

Name: Sarah LempHometown: Ottawa, KSEducation: American Academy of Dramatic ArtsSelect Credits: Rantoul and Die (Cherry Lane); The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Squealer…

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Multiple Award Winners Coming to Broadway with ‘Love Letters’ by Dcontray

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INTO THE WOODS Movie Launches Official Website by Pat Cerasaro

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS can now peruse the official website for t…

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of DIRTY DANCING on Tour! by Walter McBride

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. The stage musical of the …

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Kevin Kern, Sara Jean Ford & More to Lead Industry Reading of New David Austin Musical FINISHING ARTHUR DANBY, 8/3 by BroadwayWorld

David Austin's original new musical, Finishing Arthur Danby, will receive an NYC industry reading Sunday August 3. This is the latest effort from the rising star and composer of the new mus…

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Photo Flash: Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia Return to Birdland Jazz Club by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, July 28, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the return of Lindsay Mendez amp Marco Paguia. The duo was accompanied by a spectacular group of musicians, including a …

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Two-Time Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO in New Role Next Week by BroadwayWorld

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald rejoins the Broadway cast of CHICAGO as Billy Flynn -- his second starring role in the acclaimed production-- beginning Tuesday, August 5.

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Parks Concert Series Continues with Karen Mason & William Michals, 8/13 by BroadwayWorld

The 7th Season of The Parks Concert Series, formerly The Concerts for City Greens, a free outdoor concert series, continues on Wednesday, August 13th at 630 pm Rain date Thursday, August 14t…

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Christopher Fitzgerald Will Return to Razzle Dazzle 'Em in Chicago on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The Ambassador Theatre is set to welcome a new silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom! Christopher Fitzgerald will return to Chicago on Broadway as Billy Flynn beginning August 5. Last Octob…

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A French confection – “Le Chef” – Los Angeles movie review by Pauline Adamek

Haute cuisine and haute humor come together in the glossy mainstream comedy film Le Chef. Jean Reno stars as Alexandre Lagarde, the most revered chef in Paris. He has the enviable post of  …

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Who's Getting Intimate? Cate Blanchett, Nellie McKay and John Lithgow Take to the Stage by Steven Suskin

In a monthly roundup of cabaret and nightlife, some of Broadway's biggest names opt for more intimate affairs.

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PHOTO CALL: "The Time of My Life!" A Sneak Peek at the Steamy National Tour of Dirty Dancing by Matthew Blank

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman, respectively, in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story…

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Christopher Fitzgerald Will Make History in Broadway's Chicago in August by Andrew Gans

The long-running, Tony-winning Broadway revival of Chicago will welcome back two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald beginning Aug. 5 in his second starring role in the production.

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Andy Karl, Orfeh and Perez Hilton Will Take It All Off with The Skivvies by Adam Hetrick

Rocky Tony Award nominee Andy Karl, Legally Blonde's Orfeh and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton are among the performers who will strip down with The Skivvies as part of the group's up…

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway: James Bond Producer Brings All Star “Love Letters” With Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Candice Bergen, by Roger Friedman

Broadway is about to get a big star jolt from A.R. Gurney’s chestnut, “Love Letters.” James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and her Categories: Featured Theater(Read more…

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War Zone Fresco by Steven Suskin

New Yorkers have a rare chance, through August 10, to see a full-cast production of David Edgar's intriguing Pentecost.

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Breaking Out The Broken English by Arthur Chu

Voice-over work often demands that Arthur Chu, recent Jeopardy! champ, feign speaking English in a "Chinese accent," rather than the meticulously practiced American English that now comes na…

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Dancer gets her toes tapping — and yours

Tap dancer Karen Callaway Williams kicks it old school.

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You’re gonna make fun of me for this one. by Ken Davenport

I love me some Florida Georgia Line. See, about six months ago I came down with a serious case of country-music-itis – which means I’ve become very familiar with phrases like &#…

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Today's Highlights by Susan Grace

REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, by Ívar Páll Jónsson, directed by Bergur Ingólfsson, featuring Cady Huffman, Kate Shindle, Michael Biren, Patrick Boll, Zac…

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Box Office Opens for ‘It’s Only A Play,’ Featuring Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane & More by Broadway's Best Shows

The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It’s Only A Play, by 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally, which will pla…

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Kenny Ireland by Anthony Hayward

Stage and screen actor who brought laughs to the ITV sitcom Benidorm Continue reading...

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Terrence McNally & Chita Rivera Release Statement on John Kander's National Medal of Arts Award by BroadwayWorld

Legendary composer John Kander received a National Medal of Arts from President Obama at the White House on July 28, 2014, and today, friends and colleagues Terrence McNally and Chita Rivera…

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Broadway's Patti Murin Brings 'Literally Patti Murin' to 54 Below 8/11 by Matt Tamanini

Don't let that ingenue face fool you - this girl's got steel pipes and the mouth of a sailor. One of Broadway's most appealing leading ladies, Patti Murin has starred in Wicked, Lysistrata J…

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Judge Denies Disney's Request to Dismiss FROZEN Trailer Copyright Lawsuit by Movies News Desk

A federal judge has denied Disney's request to dismiss a law suit brought on in March by Kelly Wilson, the creator of a short 2D computer-animated film entitled The Snowman.

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BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - More Fantastical Family Night by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais

I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me …

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PHOTO CALL: Kristen Bell, Sarah Hyland, Amber Riley, Hunter Parrish and Benjamin Walker Rehearse For the Hollywood Bowl's Hair by Matthew Blank

The Hollywood Bowl's production of the rock musical Hair plays the famed outdoor venue Aug. 1-2 at 8 PM and Aug. 3 at 7:30 PM. Adam Shankman directs and choreographs. Here's the ca…

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Writing for Ranters – A Theatre of the Everyday. by Raimondo Cortese

(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon, curated by Caridad Svich.)  Everyday theatre provides the nexus for the actor/per…

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A word from #SpaceFinderBoston by Eputnam2014

By the SpaceFinder team at the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston The Boston arts community is bustling with new productions, exhibits, and performances every day, and artists are…

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Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's Cast Displays Some Poor Behavior at Primary Stages

Get a first look at Primary Stages' New York premiere production.

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Comfort – Provocative Play Exposing Violence vs. Women by Sandi Durell

    The Hudson Fine Arts Foundation & The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. will be presenting the provocative new play, “Comfort”, on Monday, August 4th and Friday, Aug…

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Surprises at the Delacorte Theater and Other Outdoor Spaces by Alexis Soloski

Theater under the stars attracts all manner of unbidden, and unforgettable, human, creaturely and meteorological participation.

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Theater News: Jackie Hoffman Joins the Revival of On the Town

The comic actress will be part of the cast of the Bernstein, Comden, and Green musical.

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REVIEW: 'Catch the Fish' by Poor Theatre ★★ by Kerry Reid

Jonathan Caren's "Catch the Fish" brings a millennial TMZ spin to the young-strivers-in-Hollywood genre, a la Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust." Caren's piece, now in a local premiere…

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REVIEW: 'Invisible World' at the Annoyance Theatre ★★½ by Nina Metz

The current mainstage revue at Second City is titled “Depraved New World,” but if you're really looking for the transgressive stuff, it's happening a few miles to the north on Be…

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Summer nights by Win Goodbody

It won’t last forever. But smoke ‘em while you got ‘em. Portland’s endless summer is on.

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Review: "Shakespeare to the Death" dark, with moments of black comedy by Claire Martinthe Denver Post

Spark Theater's muscular "Shakespeare to the Death," unlike its predecessor, "Shakespeare to the Letter," is dark, if not dead serious.

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Spotlight On...Lauren Van Kurin by Michael Block

Name: Lauren Van KurinHometown: Yorba Linda, CAEducation: Indiana University graduateFavorite Credits: The Second City, Comedy Central StageWhy theater?: There is nothing better than perform…

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News: London is not the “centre of cultural ambition” – WYP artistic director by Matthew Hemley

West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining has defended the right of regional theatre to stage plays that are also being produced in London, claiming venues should not operate …

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News: Marlowe Theatre to become a producing house for the first time by Matthew Hemley

Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre is set to become a producing house for the first time, with a focus on new writing. For its first production – the British premiere of a new play that has ye…

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Jackie Hoffman Joins the Broadway Cast of On the Town, Starring Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Clyde Alves by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Jackie Hoffman will join the previously announced Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves in the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town. Directed by John Rando, previews will s…

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Photos! Roll in the Hay with Anna Gunn & Billy Magnussen on Opening Night of Sex with Strangers by Broadway.com

Go between the sheets on opening night of Sex with Strangers, starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen! Click for photos from the celebration on July 30, 2014, then catch the new Second Stage …

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Ryan Molloy on His American Psycho Pad & Why Starring in Jersey Boys Makes Him Feel Like a Ballerina by Kathy Henderson

Age: 41. “My Wikipedia ‘pop age’ is 37. When you go into pop music, you’re told, ‘This is your age,’ and it’s totally aboveboard.” Hometown…

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Jackie Hoffman Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival by BroadwayWorld

Producers Howard amp Janet Kagan have announced that Jackie Hoffman will join the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN as Madame Dilly. Directed by John Rando Tony Award for Urinetown an…

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BWW Reviews: Serenbe's OKLAHOMA! Provides Unique Excitement That Will Make All Fall in Love with Theatre by Matt Tamanini

The theatre-going experience at Serenbe Playhouse is as exciting as anything I've ever seen. It's not the excitement manufactured by the tricks and effects of modern theatricality not that I…

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Jason Robert Brown Adds Second SubCulture Show, 8/4 by Pat Cerasaro

Multi-award-winning composerlyricist and acclaimed concert performer Jason Robert Brown is set to headline a new intimate solo show along with backing band Caucasian Rhythm Kings next month …

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First Look! Watch Disney's Dark and Magical Trailer for "Into the Woods" (Video) by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Disney has released the first trailer for its upcoming film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods, which will hit theatres Dec. 25. Meryl Streep, Anna Kendri…

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Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady Release New "Ensemblist" Episode About Shakespeare in the Park 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 28th episode of "The Ensemblist&quo…

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Pornologues by Rajiv Joseph, Seth Numrich Will Be Performed in New York City by Michael Gioia

Mermaid Sand Productions and Breezy Productions will present Pornologues by José Rivera, Rajiv Joseph, Seth Numrich, Daniel Talbott and more Aug. 4 at The Maggie Flanigan Studio.

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Hairspray Favorite Will Be Madame Dilly in Broadway Revival of On the Town by Andrew Gans

Comedic actress Jackie Hoffman (Xanadu, Hairspray, The Addams Family) has landed the role of voice teacher Madame Dilly in the forthcoming Broadway production of On the Town, which begins pe…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes With a Thoroughly Modern Fantine! Backstage at Dallas' Immersive, Modern-Dress Les Miz by Matthew Blank

Director Liesl Tommy brings a new, modern-dress, immersive production of the hit international musical Les Misérables to the Dallas Theater Center. Allison Blackwell, who stars as Fa…

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Wilde’s ‘Earnest’ wit has sparkle to spare in Oak Park

If you like your humor dry and your comedy subversive, you’ll want to make your way to Austin Gardens to see Oak Park Festival Theatre’s witty and well-paced staging of Oscar Wilde’s …

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Review: The Comedy of Errors (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick)

Our reviewer enjoys this light but fulfilling Shakespeare romp in Keswick.

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Video: What’s Behind the Possible Met Lockout

With a lockout increasingly likely, the show may not actually go on this fall at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Video Flash: Into the Woods Teaser Trailer Reveals Meryl Streep's Witchy Entrance

Rob Marshall's film adaptation brings out the dark side of Sondheim's classic musical.

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Talking Divas, drag and Susan Sontag with the creators of the gay-themed concert 'I Am What I Am' (preview) by Andrea Simakis

Forty songs are featured or excerpted in "I Am What I Am: Gays, Lesbians and the American Musical," a repertoire spanning 85 years, from Cole Porter's slyly coded "I'm a Gigol…

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ArtsBeat: Protests Thwart Israeli Troupe at Edinburgh Festival by Steven McElroy

An Israeli theater company is seeking a new venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after protests disrupted other shows.

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Carol Burnett, Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow to Read ‘Love Letters’ on Broadway by Gordon Cox

Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy and Carol Burnett are among the actors lined up to star in the revolving-door cast of “Love Letters,” the incoming Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s 1988 play…

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On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious by Jeff Lunden

Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.

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'Sex with Strangers' is a reunion for Anna Gunn and friends by Gordon Cox, Gordon Cox

Ever notice how many Hollywood actors have a special affection for stage work? Either they're like Neil Patrick Harris or Daniel Radcliffe -- who got their starts on screen but like to chall…

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Off Broadway review: 'Sex With Strangers' starring Anna Gunn by Marilyn Stasio, Marilyn Stasio

"Sex With Strangers" sounds like fun. Scribe Laura Eason certainly tries hard to make it so, with a cunning plot about a callow young author of bestselling dreck who seduces a gifted older n…

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Interpreting ‘The Maids’ Through a Shifting Societal Lens by Rachel Shteir

Productions of Genet’s play “The Maids” have variously zeroed in on class, gender, race and, now, an obsession with celebrity.

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Blanchett and Huppert Wrestle With Brutality in ‘The Maids’ by Alexis Soloski

Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert reflect on their taxing roles as homicidal sisters in Genet’s 1947 play “The Maids,” opening at the Lincoln Center Festival.

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Sound Advice: "Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging" and "Heathers" by Rob Lester

Here are two Off-Broadway shows with new cast albums. Each has its own devilish humor and talented cast.

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Video Flash: Watch John Lithgow, Annette Bening, and the Cast of King Lear at Shakespeare in the Park

The Public Theater's latest free summer offering enters Central Park's Delacorte Theater.

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Meet The Star-Studded Cast of ‘You Can’t Take it With You’ (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

One of the most popular comedies in Broadway history is back! Go behind the scenes and meet one of the best ensemble casts to ever light up the Great White Way! You Can’t Take It With …

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Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Martin Sheen & More Will Star in Love Letters on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Talk about star power. As previously speculated, A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters will be revived on Broadway. Directed by Gregory Mosher, the production will officially open on September 18…

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We Don’t Care How, the Time is Now! Watch the First Teaser Trailer for the Upcoming Into the Woods Film! by Ryan McPhee

Once upon a time, in a far-off kingdom, lived a bunch of eager Broadway fanatics who waited not-so-patiently for an Into the Woods trailer. Well, it’s here, and it was absolutely worth…

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Feature: Edinburgh preview – The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Dan Hutton

Phrases which Little Soldier uses to describe its work emphasises a crossover between humour and drama: “Life imitates art in the most tragic way” (Pakita); “Funny yet touching” (Yo…

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News: WhatsOnStage hires Ticketmaster’s head of theatre by Georgia Snow

Sita McIntosh, who previously ran Ticketmaster’s theatre division, will join theatre website WhatsOnStage in the new role of chief operating officer. McIntosh, who leaves Ticketmaster …

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News: Darlington Council agrees to underwrite £1.6m of Civic restoration by Georgia Snow

Darlington Borough Council has agreed to underwrite £1.6 million of the £8.2 million needed to restore the town’s Civic Theatre. The council-owned Civic lost its bid for £5 million from…

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VIDEO: It's Here! Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More Shine in First Teaser for Disney's Star-Studded INTO THE WOODS! by BroadwayWorld

The first teaser trailer for Rob Marshall's big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical INTO THE WOODS has arrived The musical will hit theaters on December 25, 2014 from Walt Disney P…

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VIDEO: First Look - Michael Keaton Struggles to Mount a Broadway Play in New Film BIRDMAN by Movies News Desk

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor Michael Keaton -- famous for portraying an iconic superhero -- as he struggles to mount a Bro…

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Angelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Ne by BroadwayWorld

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the N…

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Photo Coverage: Inside the SEX WITH STRANGERS After Party with Show Stars Anna Gunn, Billy Magnussen & More by Walter McBride

Second Stage Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer and starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. The production opene…

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BWW TV: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park! by BroadwayWorld TV

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy is currentl…

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BWW Interview: Live It Up Productions' Jim Casey and Brandon Alameda Reveal Details on TOP ROCK; Opens 8/1 at Hard Rock Palm Springs by Nicole Rosky

Live It Up Productions will soon bring their hit show TOP ROCK to the Hard Rock Hotel, in Palm Springs 150 South Indian Canyon Drive. With edgy, elaborate costuming, spectacular light design…

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Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Carol Burnett and More Will Write Love Letters on Broadway by Andrew Gans

A Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, featuring a rotating cast of stars, will begin previews Sept. 13 at the Nederlander Theatre, currently the home of the Disney musical Ne…

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John Goodman and Helen Mirren Tapped for Bryan Cranston's "Trumbo" by Adam Hetrick

Golden Globe Award winner John Goodman is in talks to join Emmy and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston in "Trumbo," a new film about the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, accor…

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PHOTO CALL: Anna Gunn, Billy Magnussen, David Schwimmer, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce, Duncan Sheik and More Celebrate Sex With Strangers by Matthew Blank

Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) star in Second Stage Theatre's production of Laura Eas…

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Watch Flashmob Created by Broadway Stars in Response to Death of Eric Garner (Video) by Michael Gioia

WalkRunFly Productions organized a flashmob July 29 in response to the death of Eric Garner, who died July 17 after allegedly being placed in a prohibited chokehold by a New York police offi…

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Cast Recording of Avarice the Musical Released; Track List Announced by Andrew Gans

The cast recording of Avarice the Musical is now available for purchase.

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Theatre News: Actor Kenny Ireland dies aged 68

The former artistic director of the Royal Lyceum, best known for his role in TV comedy Benidorm, has passed away

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Interviews: 20 Questions: Danielle Tarento - 'Producing is challenging every day'

Danielle Tarento is producing the upcoming run of Dogfight at the Southwark Playhouse, with more projects in the pipeline. She co-founded the Menier Chocolate Factory with David Babani, and …

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JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL – Now Available for Licensing in the U.S. and Canada! by Tralend

Sneak a peek into the “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal” of the outspoken, precocious and lovable Junie B. Jones Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the team that brou…

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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ArtsBeat: Alda, Burnett, Dennehy and Farrow Among Roster of Stars for ‘Love Letters’ by Patrick Healy

A Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” is scheduled to open Sept. 13.

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Theater News: Carol Burnett, Martin Sheen, Alan Alda, and More Will Return to Broadway in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters

Diana Rigg and Mia Farrow will also take part in the drama's first-ever revival.

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Parenting and Playwriting: Gotta Dance by HowlRound

By Catherine Trieschmann. Nothing stirs my blood quite like the soft knock of toe shoes on a wood floor during a piqué. And so I admit, I may have exhibited a little too much enthusiasm whe…

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Longtime Portland Mercury theater critic and Arts Editor Alison Hallett moves on by Win Goodbody

One of Portland’s sharpest theater critics has reached her final act. The Portland Mercury announced yesterday that longtime writer and Arts Editor Alison Hallett will be leaving at th…

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Third Rail rearranges season to open with Will Eno’s unforgettable MIDDLETOWN by Win Goodbody

Paving the way for an additional third venue in which they will be performing during the 2014-15 season, Third Rail has moved around the order of a few shows and will now open with Will Eno&…

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News: Campaign aims to improve audience etiquette by Nicola Merrifield

More than 1,200 theatregoers have pledged to keep their mobile phones turned off during performances as part of a campaign to improve audience etiquette. Audience members have agreed to ensu…

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News: Actor and director Kenny Ireland dies aged 68 by The Stage

The actor Kenny Ireland, who was artistic director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre from 1992 to 2003 has died in London. He was born in Paisley in 1947 and had been battling cancer…

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Signature Theatre’s free Open House celebrates the musical this Saturday by Roy Maurer

Arlington, VA’s Shirlington Village is the place to be this Saturday, August 2nd, for Signature Theatre’s Open House, an annual celebration of theater and music. From noon to 10 p.m.…

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Edinburgh festival 2014: essential theatre picks by Lyn Gardner

Hundreds of companies and thousands of performances; difficult decisions. We save you from sticking a pin in the programme All our Edinburgh 2014 coverage Continue reading...

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Atomic Star Jeremy Kushnier Talks Rent, Superstar, Footloose and a Bad Urinetown Audition

Jeremy Kushnier, the star of the new off-Broadway musical Atomic, looks back on several of the shows he stopped with his insane vocals.

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Tickets Now On Sale to See Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Rupert Grint & the Starry Cast of It's Only a Play by Ryan McPhee

Tickets are now available for the new production of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play. The Jack O’Brien-helmed comedy will star Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mull…

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Christine Ebersole, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More to Honor Elaine Stritch with One-Night-Only Concert at 54 Below this Fall by BroadwayWorld

Broadway vets and friends of the late stage legend Elaine Stritch will gather at 54 Below for a one-night-only concert on September 12, it was announced today. Scheduled to perform at this t…

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Photo Coverage: On the SEX WITH STRANGERS Opening Night Red Carpet with David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen & More by Walter McBride

Second Stage Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer and starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. The production opene…

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Jessica Lange to Receive Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence at SBIFF by TV News Desk

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's ninth annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM will be presented to two time Academy Award-winning actress JESSICA LANGE.

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Photo Coverage: Susan Blackwell, Krysta Rodriguez & More Serve Up VOLLEYGIRLS Benefit at 54 Below by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund of Sisu Theatrical Productions, LLC, Jacob Harvey of Cave 76 Productions, LLC and Jordi Coats presented a cabaret-style concert of VOLLEYGIRLS last night at 54 …

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Christmas in July at Coney Tonight! by Trav S.D.

Filed under: BROOKLYN, Burlesk, Coney Island, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS, Variety Arts (Defined) Tagged: burlesque, Christmas in July, Coney Island, Lefty Lucy

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PHOTO CALL: Cast Members From If/Then and Rock of Ages Celebrate Release of Janet Krupin's "The Aurora" EP by Krissie Fullerton

If/Then actress Janet Krupin and musician-producer Alex Caraballo teamed up to create Trillium and "The Aurora" EP, which was released at an official EP party July 26 at New York C…

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Box Office for Broadway's Starry It's Only a Play Opens Today by Michael Gioia

The box office for the star-studded Broadway production of Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's comedy It's Only A Play opens July 31. 

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"American Horror Story" Star Will Receive 2014 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film by Michael Gioia

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's ninth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film will be presented to two-time Academy Award-winning actress Jessica Lange.

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Revival of David Hare's The Vertical Hour to Play London's Park Theatre; Casting Announced by Mark Shenton

A new production of David Hare's The Vertical Hour, which premiered on Broadway in 2007 and was subsequently seen at London's Royal Court in 2008, is to be staged at London's Par…

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PHOTO SPECIAL: From Nathan Detroit to Pseudolus to The Nance; Celebrating Two-Time Tony Award Winner Nathan Lane by Matthew Blank

Stage and screen star Nathan Lane, who earned his fourth Tony nomination for his performance in Broadway's The Nance, returns to the New York stage this fall in Terrence McNally's It's Only …

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Photo Flash: Anna Gunn and Billy Magnusson Share A Steamy Opening Night at Sex With Strangers

David Schwimmer directs Laura Eason's new play at Second Stage Theatre.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle Lead 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW', Beginning Performances Tonight at Minetta Lane Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a world premiere musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar P…

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Hemley on TV: Memorable songs? Jukebox shows have made us lazy listeners by Matthew Hemley

Okay, okay – I know it’s called Hemley on TV. But anyone who knows me will know I also have a (pretty big) passion for musical theatre, so this week’s column sees me break from…

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‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’ Highlight Young Artists of America’s 2014-2015 ‘British Invasion’ Season by Guest Author

Last season was a dream for us at YAA! We opened the season with a gala performance of SHOW BOAT in Concert at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in November 2013. Over 90 students…

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Theater News: Andrea Martin Is Taking Her Trapeze on the Road With the Pippin National Tour

Martin will return to the Broadway cast before joining the tour in Los Angeles.

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Making music with four hands

Orion Weiss talks about the challenges of two married people on one piano

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Tina Fey fired husband as vocal coach by Wenn Newsdesk

Comedienne Tina Fey fired her composer husband Jeff Richmond as her vocal coach as she prepared to audition for Into the Woods.

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‘Sex with Strangers’ is a Reunion for Anna Gunn and Friends by Gordon Cox

Ever notice how many Hollywood actors have a special affection for stage work? Either they’re like Neil Patrick Harris or Daniel Radcliffe — who got their starts on screen but li…

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Our Favorite Band Fleur Seule Goes West Side Story by Suzanna Bowling

Our Favorite Band Fleur Seule Goes West Side Story: Thursdays in August from 8:30-11:30PM it's West Side Story!

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Off Broadway Review: ‘Sex with Strangers’ Starring Anna Gunn by Gordon Cox

“Sex With Strangers” sounds like fun.  Scribe Laura Eason certainly tries hard to make it so, with a cunning plot about a callow young author of bestselling dreck who seduces a …

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Lena Hall, Billy Magnussen, Constantine Maroulis and More Do Broadway The Hardway by Elizabeth Taylor

Lena Hall, Billy Magnussen, Constantine Maroulis and More Do Broadway The Hardway: The one-night-only event will also feature DJ Andrew Andrew, aerialists and appearances by Emmy Award winne…

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Happy 11th Birthday Ave Q by Suzanna Bowling

Happy 11th Birthday Ave Q: The long-running Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will celebrate its 11th anniversary in New York on Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. with a special interactive soci…

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Ingrid Michaelson's Breakout Moment

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson isn't backed by a big record label and has gone years without a hit. So what is the bespectacled indie rocker doing in the Top 40?

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Broadway's Go-To Guy for Swordfights

Rick Sordelet has created fistfights, sword duels, stabbings and gunplay for Broadway, Hollywood, the Met and the Super Bowl. This summer's challenge: 'King Lear.'

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Met Opera Considers Mediation

The Metropolitan Opera proposed bringing in a mediator to facilitate talks with its unions, a move labor experts said could delay a lockout and which came in response to a request from its s…

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PEN Literary Award Winners Announced

The 2014 PEN Literary Awards were announced Wednesday, with playwright David Rabe and critic James Wolcott among the winners.

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Theater Review: Sex With Strangers Has a Sitcom Touch, But a Good One by Jesse Green

If you were trying to devise a light comedy for overheated August audiences (and theaters closing out their subscription seasons) you might do worse than a two-hander with a clickbait title …

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John Goodman Will Reteam with Bryan Cranston for Trumbo Biopic by Anna Silman

The Wrap reports that John Goodman is in talks to join Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston in Trumbo, a biopic about the Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus, Roman Holiday), who …

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Brian Williams Reports His Daughter Allison's Casting in Peter Pan by Anna Silman

Brian Williams generally seems to be a pretty cool dad — he raps! he watches his daughter's sex scenes "with unmitigated joy!" — but even cool dads can be pretty embarrassin…

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' is one of the year's funniest movies

It’s been a long time since science fiction was fun at the movies. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a mega-bleak dystopia as much as the next man, but it has been many-a-moon since a sci-fi m…

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Quiz: Who told these one-liners about television? by Dimple Vijaykumar

Here are 10 pithy gags on the subject of television. Do you know which entertainer is responsible for each of them? Continue reading...

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Edinburgh art festival 2014: I'd much rather be in morally squalid Berlin by Jonathan Jones

German artist Isa Genzken and fringe venue Summerhall are standouts, but this year's offering feels more 1980s public library than cutting-edge art squat Continue reading...

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Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY by BroadwayWorld

The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, which will play a limi…

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Anthony Rapp Performs on GRIND: THE MOVIE Soundtrack Produced by Telly Leung, Out 8/26 by BroadwayWorld

CHEMICALLY ALTERED, TELLY LEUNG PRODUCTIONS and YELLOW SOUND LABEL have announced the release of the soundtrack to GRIND THE MOVIE, the short musical film.

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Sony Music Masterworks Signs One-Man A Cappella Vocalist & YouTube Star Peter Hollens by BroadwayWorld

Sony Music Masterworks announces a worldwide recording agreement with YouTube star Peter Hollens. His debut album will be released on the Portrait Records imprint on October 28, 2014.

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BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart by Broadway Quick Change

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwel…

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Anthony Rapp and Eric Michael Krop Featured on Soundtrack to "Grind: The Movie," Due in August by Andrew Gans

A five-track soundtrack to "Grind: The Movie," a short musical film, will be available on iTunes and other online outlets beginning Aug. 26.

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Gypsy Tony Winner Is Headed to ABC's "Nashville" by Andrew Gans

Laura Benanti, who won a Tony Award for her performance in the most recent Broadway revival of Gypsy, will be seen in the upcoming season of ABC's "Nashville."

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Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More Will Pay Tribute to Elaine Stritch by Andrew Gans

54 Sings Elaine Stritch, a tribute to the late Tony and Emmy-winning singing actress, will be presented at 54 Below Sept. 12.

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Theatre News: Lily Allen dropped from Bridget Jones musical

The singer had written a number of songs for the project, which workshopped back in 2010 with Sheridan Smith in the title role

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Meet the Cast: “You Can’t Take It With You” Exclusive! by Matthew Wexler

Nearly 80 years after it took The Great White Way by storm, You Can’t Take It With You—the timeless comedic three-act play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart—will start previews on…

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Sex with Strangers at Second Stage by Simon Saltzman

A thoroughly enjoyable, ultra contemporary two-character study in sex and success Read More

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The Lightning Thief Review: Percy Jackson Olympians on Stage by Jonathan Mandell

It isn’t easy being 12 years old and a demigod with dyslexia. Percy Jackson may be the son of Poseidon, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting expelled from school after school…

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Production News: Edinburgh Fringe show cancelled after protests by Georgia Snow

The Incubator Theatre company, which is partly funded by the Israeli government, has had its whole run at the Edinburgh Fringe cancelled after protests disrupted the first preview of its sho…

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£10 seats announced for Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet by Sian Cain

The highly anticipated 2015 production, starring the Sherlock actor, will include 100 £10 seats on offer for each performance Benedict Cumberbatch to play Hamlet Before Sherlock and Star Tr…

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Anthony Jeselnik review this mean-spirited villainy slips down devilishly easily by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonThe American entertains with wind-up one-liners about paedophilia and serial killing, but his noxious pay-offs are surprisingly funny Continue reading...

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Alfresco 'Earnest' is played deliciously straight by Kerry Reid

THEATER REVIEW: "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Oak Park Festival ★★★ "In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing," observes Gwendol…

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VIDEO: Watch Brian Williams Report Casting of Daughter Allison in NBC's PETER PAN by TV News Desk

On the July 30th edition of NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams had the pleasure of reporting the news that his own daughter Allison had been cast in NBC's highly anticipated live broadc…

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WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/14 - 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', AVENUE Q Hits 11 Years, Chita in THE VISIT, GREASE in STL & 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 Off-Broadway is heating up today with …

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Review: The Boy Who Fell into A Book (Stephen Joseph Theatre)

Alan Ayckbourn returns to SJT to direct his 1998 play

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Porgy and Bess, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, review: Gloriously sung Gershwin

The hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention so repeatedly during Timothy Sheader's gloriously sung production that they are quite worn out by the end (and this is the streamlined v…

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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FEINBERG FORECAST: Emmy Projections for the Supporting Acting Categories (Drama) by Scott Feinberg

Will a series' snub kill a nominee's chances? Can "Breaking Bad" thesps win an entire year after its finale? THR's awards analyst parses out the favorites.read more

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En pointe: What happens after you hang up your ballet shoes? by Katie Colombus

The theme of this week has been repurposing. All eyes were on Glasgow for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games – an event that received a mixed bag of opinions across the nation.…

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How We Do It in Germany: Translating by Lisanne Wiegand

When I first visited New York City last fall I took – as cheesy as it sounds – my Mom on a Broadway Walking Tour. We had a great time listening to the stories about how Broadway used t…

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My Edinburgh festival nightmare: further tales of standups' fringe hell by Guardian Staff

Lucy Beaumont, Susan Calman, Carl Hutchinson and others survive humiliation in a homemade sandwich board, a hex involving the number two, and being upstaged by a giant rabbit in the audience…

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Why music struck a chord with Beckett by Sean Doran

As a festival of Beckett's work opens, its director Sean Doran reveals how the playwright's love of music from Haydn to Beethoven to Schubert underpinned his drama Continue reading...

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Beowulf review all the violence and excitement of an action movie by Mark Fisher

Tron, GlasgowA Greek chorus of narrators exploits Seamus Heaney's robust text for every bit of its narrative drive in this dramatic reading Continue reading...

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Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014.

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QUARTET Opens Tonight at The Old Globe by BroadwayWorld

The Old Globe presents the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy QUARTET, directed by Richard Seer Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance. Harwoo…

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Taylor Louderman, Brandon Espinoza and More Star in GREASE, Beginning Tonight at the Muny by BroadwayWorld

The Muny presents the sixth show of its 96th season, Grease, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, with music direction by Michael Horsley.

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Photos: Show Pics: First look at Simon Bailey and Laura Pitt-Pullford in Marry Me A Little

Ahead of press night this evening, first production images are released today of Stephen Sondheim's musical which is now playing St. James Studio

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Theatre News: Rehearsals for A Farewell to Arms begin in Doncaster

Acclaimed theatre makers imitating the dog bring their unique vision to Hemmingway's seminal novel

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Theatre News: Sita McIntosh joins WhatsOnStage as chief operating officer

McIntosh will join the company in August

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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'Juno and the Paycock' at Shaw: heartbreaking times two by Robert Crew

Set against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles, Sean O'Casey's masterpiece belongs to Mary Haney, who brings Juno’s agony to life.

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Production News: Peter Davison to star in The Vertical Hour by Nicola Merrifield

Peter Davison has been cast in the first London revival of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour at the Park Theatre in north London. The actor, who is best known for playing the fifth doctor in&…

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News: London 2012′s Martin Green to lead Hull City of Culture by Matthew Hemley

Martin Green, who was head of ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics in London, has been appointed chief executive of Hull: UK City of Culture. The appointment has been described as a “major cou…

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Feature: Edinburgh preview – Confirmation by Tom Powell

Confirmation is a show about confirmation bias. A one man show by writer/performer Chris Thorpe and directed by Rachel Chavkin. A show about how our brains favour or interpret information in…

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BWW's On This Day - July 31, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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MARY POPPINS: THE LEGACY COLLECTION Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 8/25 by Pat Cerasaro

Enduring Disney movie musical classic MARY POPPINS is celebrated in a new 3-disc set as part of the new Legacy Collection, set for release later this year and now available for pre-order.

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Shakespeare’s Globe to Globe Hamlet tour set for its only Canadian stop by Elizabeth Mitchell - Special To The Star

By the end of its two-year travels, the tour will have left the Bard’s footprint in every country on the planet. This weekend, it’s happening in Prescott, Ont., on the banks of the St. L…

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Win a double pass to see Constellations by Darlinghurst Theatre Company by Matt Edwards

AussieTheatre is excited to have two double passes to give away to the Ensemble Theatre’s production of Constellations at the Eternity Playhouse on 8 August. Darlinghurst Theatre Compa…

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BWW Interview: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Go Back to School with 'Unlimited' for Old Navy- Plus an Exclusive Song Premiere! by Nicole Rosky

The duo just chatted with BroadwayWorld about the launch of the song and you can check out what they had to say about their collaboration with Old Navy, which projects are coming up next, an…

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Alan Rickman In Controversial New Film DUST, Now Available by Pat Cerasaro

Stage and screen crossover star Alan Rickman, most recently seen on Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR, headlines a new short film titled DUST and the controversial, fan-financed indie pro…

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Blogs: Michael Coveney: Power play at the Proms, festival fever in Edinburgh and Enniskillen, disaster in Eastbourne

Looking at the BBC Proms, and further afield to the various festivals on offer in August

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Theatre News: Cast announced for first London revival of David Hare's Vertical Hour

Nigel Douglas's production at the Park Theatre includes a former Doctor Who star

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Life Is a Chai-Way for Jewish Biker Clubs

Gil Paul is a member of Hillel’s Angels, one of dozens of Jewish motorcycle clubs across the land: ‘I thought I was the only Jew on a Harley Davidson. But I was wrong.’ Cli…

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Rhythm of the Dance , New Wimbledon Theatre, London by Sarah Wilkinson

New Wimbledon Theatre, London: Surely, 20 years after Riverdance's heart-stirring cannons streamed into international consciousness on the Eurovision Song Contest, Irish dance has earne…

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Shrek the Musical , Grand Theatre, Leeds by Lisa Martland

Grand Theatre, Leeds: Shrek the Musical is the latest in a line of large-scale West End productions (The Lion King and Wicked are others) to tour the UK and Ireland, and on the evidence of t…

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James Acaster: 'Normal people perv solo' by James Acaster

An offhand comment on a night out about infidelity led me to this routine about apples, orchards and dismal nightclubs Continue reading...

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Interviews: Tupele Dorgu chats about Noises Off

Former Coronation Street star Tupele Dorgu has been treading the boards since leaving the hit show. We chat to her about her role in Noises Off at Liverpool's Royal Court and life away f…

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Interviews: 20 Questions: Adam Riches - 'Edinburgh's about throwing caution to the wind'

The former Edinburgh Comedy Award winner discusses breaking his leg on stage and the dark side of Sean Bean

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Photos: Images released for Into the Woods film starring Meryl Streep and James Corden

Sondheim and Lapine's musical has been adapted for the big screen and will be released next year

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Auditioning for a music theatre course? The Philip Quast Music Theatre Workshop is for you by AussieTheatre

The countdown is on for audition season across the country and music theatre veteran Philip Quast is holding an intensive workshop to help candidates prepare. Each year, thousands of hopeful…

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Education & Training: Nate Leung – a very focused eleven year old by Susan Elkin

I met Nathan (Nate) Leung, 11, in March when he was one of ten finalists for the Stage Scholarships at Sylvia Young Theatre School (SYTS)  and I was, as usual, on the judging panel. Well,&#…

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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How We Do What We Do: Anna McGahn with Marika Aubrey by Marika Aubrey

Anna McGahan is a familiar flame hair framed face from TV, playing leading roles in Underbelly: Razor, House Husbands and the very soon to be released Anzac Girls (ABC) and the feature film …

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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The Container Festival opens on Friday by Anne-Marie Peard

The MUST (Monash Uni Student Theatre) Container Festival runs from 1 to 16 August night at Monash University in Clayton. Following the success of the inaugural 2013 festival, the a multi-ven…

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News: Billy Elliot’s Lee Hall calls for theatre funding to be protected by Matthew Hemley

Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall has urged MPs and future governments to protect funding for theatre, claiming that the industry’s grassroots need particular safeguarding. The writer, whose ad…

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News: Stiles and Drewe warn against “overambitious” staging for new musicals by Matthew Hemley

Betty Blue Eyes creators George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have warned writers and producers of original musicals not to place too much emphasis on a show’s production values, claiming the h…

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Theater Review: Sex With Strangers Has a Sitcom Touch, But a Good One

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Phil Wang: Impossibly wise or offensively stupid the two types of Chinese people in films by Phil Wang

Hollywood only has two modes of East Asian character: Mr Miyagi or babbling madman. Why can't we be boring too? More coverage of the Edinburgh festival 2014 Continue reading...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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HOLIDAY INN Blu-Ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 10/7 by Pat Cerasaro

Cherished Christmas movie musical classic HOLIDAY INN is set for its Blu-ray premiere later this year and is now available for pre-order.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Andrew Samonsky, Mara Davi and More Lead SOMEWHERE IN TIME Industry Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

Today, July 31, the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Richard Matheson's acclaimed novel and Universal Pictures film SOMEWHERE IN TIME will be presented at a private industry reading in m…

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Casts of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, ONCE, HEATHERS & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK Today by BroadwayWorld

This week's event is set to feature the casts of ROCK OF AGES, ONCE, HEATHERS, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, and iLuminate. Check back later for a complete list of scheduled perfor…

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Anthony Chisholm Stars in DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Now thru 8/24 by BroadwayWorld

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th anniversary season continues with the world premiere of Wesley Brown's play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars Tony nominee Anthony Chisholm as legendary …

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Christina Bianco and Velma Celli Make Edinburgh Fringe Debut in DIVALLUSION, Now thru Aug 21 by BroadwayWorld

Drama Desk Award nominee and YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in Divallusion at Assembly Checkpoint from tonight, 31…

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LES MIS Vs. PHANTOM Charity Concert GIG IN THE GARDEN Behind The Scenes by Pat Cerasaro

The annual charity soccer match featuring West End stalwarts from two long-running staples, LES MISERABLES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, along with numerous notable soccer stars playing side…

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'Avengers' Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, & More Give Superhero Tips by Young Hollywood

'Avengers' Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, & More Give Superhero Tips The Avengers assemble at Comic-Con in San Diego, and YH was there to catch up with the superheroes themselves, including …

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Final Bow: Final Bow: The Popular Kids Bid Adieu to Heathers: The Musical

Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jon Eidson, and Elle McLemore reminisce about four-show weekends and church giggles at a dead gay son's funeral. How very.

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Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy Opens Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy celebrates its opening night on July 31 at the Linda Gross Theater. The world premiere production from Atlantic Theater Company will r…

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BWW Recap: SYTYCD Eliminates Four, Announces All-Stars! Full Results & Pictures! by Matt Tamanini

I was all kinds of conflicted coming into tonight's 'So You Think You Can Dance.' At the end of the episode, we were going to have to lose four dancers to get to the Top-10. Now, I am all fo…

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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: PETER PAN On TV, Mary Martin To Allison Williams by Pat Cerasaro

Today, in honor of NBC's hotly anticipated upcoming TV presentation of PETER PAN LIVE set to star Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, we take a look back at the high flying history of t…

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John Cullum Reflects On CAMELOT & Its Enduring Success by Pat Cerasaro

Multi-award-winning stage and screen notable John Cullum discusses his Broadway debut in the legendary Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe Arthurian musical CAMELOT as part of a new video in…

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Broadway Ladies: Ms. July 2014: Lena Hall by JK

Ms. July 2014Lena HallWHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY: Maybe it's because she's giving one of three gender-bending roles currently on Broadway.  Or maybe it's because she's also co-starred with …

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OFF THE BOARDS: Cate Blanchett, Nellie McKay and John Lithgow Take to the Stage by Steven Suskin

In a monthly roundup of cabaret and nightlife, some of Broadway's biggest names opt for more intimate affairs.

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Between Riverside And Crazy, Starring Stephen McKinley Henderson and Michael Rispoli, Opens Off-Broadway July 31 by Carey Purcell

The world premiere of Tony nominee Stephen Adly Guirgis' new play Between Riverside And Crazy officially opens July 31 at Atlantic Theater Company following previews that began July…

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Quartet, Featuring Roger Forbes, Robert Foxworth, Elizabeth Franz and Jill Tanner, Opens at Old Globe Tonight by Carey Purcell

Quartet, a comedy by Academy Award winner Ronald Harwood, officially opens at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre July 31 following previews that began July 25. 

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Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle Start a Rock Musical Revolution Off-Broadway Tonight by Andrew Gans

Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter — a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Ívar Páll Jónsson, based on a story by Ívar and…

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The Internet Is For Q! Social-Media Performance of Avenue Q Held Tonight by Philippe Bowgen

The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q celebrates its 11th anniversary in New York July 31 at 8 PM with a special interactive social media performance –The Internet Is For Q! &nd…

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Boxing Drama The Opponent Makes New York Premiere Tonight by Carey Purcell

A Red Orchid NY, a new collaborative partnership between the Chicago-based A Red Orchid Theatre and Bisno Productions, inaugurates its initiative in New York with the premiere of the boxing …

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Grease Is the Word at the St. Louis Muny, Starting Tonight by Andrew Gans

The sixth show of the St. Louis Muny's 96th season, the 50s-themed Grease, begins performances at the famed outdoor venue July 31.

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Broadway-Aimed Somewhere in Time Tests Wings in NYC; Andrew Samonsky and Mara Davi Star by Adam Hetrick

Andrew Samonsky, who starred in the world-premiere staging of the new musical Somewhere in Time at Portland Center Stage last summer, is joined by Mara Davi in a July 31 New York City indust…

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Chita Rivera Pays a Visit to Revamped Kander and Ebb Musical at Williamstown Tonight by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera stars as a woman seeking love and revenge in a new staging of the Kander and Ebb musical The Visit, which begins performances July 31 at the Williamst…

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PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: On the Town's Tony Yazbeck Picks Favorite Show-Tune Classics by Michael Gioia

Tony Yazbeck, who will star as Gabey in the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town, will make his solo 54 Below concert debut this August with The Floor Above Me. In anticipation of h…

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This Week on Broadway for July 27, 2014: David Campbell and Ryan Hugh Mackey by James Marino

James Marino talks with David Campbell about his new album, “David Campbell Sings John Bucchino.” Peter Filichia and Michael Portantiere join in for a chat with Broadway produce…

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