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Review: Globe's 'Water' a minor-key marvel

Pulitzer-winning play brings deep humanity to story of personal battles.

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S.D. Opera closure postponed to May 19

Newly reconstituted board will use time to raise money for 2015 season

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New York Times theatre critic on James Franco’s rant: ‘He’s entitled to say whatever he likes about me’ by Kate Paddison

Theatre critic Ben Brantley responded to James Franco's all-caps rant earlier this week — and for someone who'd just been called a "little bitch," Brantley was extremely civil

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Tales From Red Vienna by Doug Marino

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have once again produced a small-theatre ensemble gem at the Stage I at City Center of the Manhattan Theatre Club.Assembled for this fine work are the "it" girl,…

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Richard Maltby Jr.'s AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Return to New York? by Hilary Kelly

The Delaware Theatre Company's production of Ain't Misbehavin', directed by Richard Maltby, Jr., could be eying a return to the New York stage, according to Delaware Online.

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LA SOIREE Will End Run at Union Square Theatre on 5/11 by BroadwayWorld

LA SOIREE is leaving town The naughty international show at the Union Square Theatre will close on May 11 prior to an engagement in Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 15-25 as the principal a…

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STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases Full Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART- with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts & More! by Stage Tube

HBO has just released a full trailer fir its highly anticipated upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, which will air on Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo…

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BWW Reviews: ACT ONE Really Picks Up In Act Two by Michael Dale

James Lapine's adaptation of Moss Hart's classic autobiography is a love letter to Broadway.

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Photo Flash: Inside THE WILD PARTY SWINGS at 54 Below with Jeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee, Andrew Lippa & More by BroadwayWorld

Andrew Lippa's iconic musical The Wild Party is back and bigger than ever. With the help of Charlie Rosen and his 17-piece jazz band, 54 Below featured the show's biggest hits like never bef…

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ROCKY's Jennifer Mudge by Bww Staff

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX QampAs with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater Their dream roles Their Broadway crushes Read onIn this week's ed…

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In the Spotlight Series: Cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Walter McBride

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun opened last week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street. Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In …

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18 by BroadwayWorld

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix Take a l…

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Special on HBO by Stage Tube

HBO has confirmed the debut date for BILLY CRYSTAL 700 SUNDAYS, with the special slated to premiere on Saturday, April 19 900-1100 p.m. ETPT. 700 SUNDAYS is an original two-act play in which…

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Cast of Las Vegas' ROCK OF AGES to Perform on THE QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW, 4/21 by BroadwayWorld

Cast members from the Las Vegas company of the high-octane musical ROCK OF AGES will perform on 'The Queen Latifah Show' Monday, April 21. The show airs in the Las Vegas area at 2 p.m. on KT…

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Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT Now Available for Licensing Through MTI by BroadwayWorld

Dogfight, featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Peter Duchan, is now available for licensing through Music Theatre International. For additional information…

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STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN's Massey, Renee Appear on Talks at Google by Oliver Oliveros

Google's office on Eight Avenue hosted a conversation with Tony Award-winning musical revival PIPPIN's new lead stars Kyle Dean Massey Pippin and Ciara Renee Leading Player, together with or…

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STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes ACT ONE to Broadway! by Stage Tube

In the video below, the writers of MURDER FOR TWO play one of the songs they definitely wrote from the new Broadway hit, Act One

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Christopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury by BroadwayWorld

Christopher Sieber will officially make his debut as the tyrant Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda the Musical tonight, April 18. Sieber was previously scheduled to begin performances in …

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Denis O'Hare Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR: FREAK SHOW by TV News Desk

In a new interview with Vulture, O'Hare confirmed that he'll be back for the fourth installment in Ryan Murphy's acclaimed horror anthology, AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAKSHOW. O'Hare previousl…

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Sara Bareilles Shares Look At WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Reading & Comments On Progress by Pat Cerasaro

Pop hitmaker Sara Bareilles has utilized social media to share news about her upcoming screen-to-stage adaptation of the indie drama WAITRESS according to a series of new posts, including a …

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Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Attend Ars Nova's DIAMOND BALL Benefit by BroadwayWorld

On April 7, Ars Nova hosted their Diamond Ball, not just another fing benefit. The evening honored Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New…

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Nathan Lane to Join Tyne Daly and Terrence McNally for MOTHERS AND SONS Talkback, 4/23 by BroadwayWorld

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

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Don't Cry For Her! Christina Aguilera To Sing EVITA In Upcoming BROADWAY 4D Movie?! by Pat Cerasaro

International pop superstar and notable THE VOICE judge Christina Aguilera seems set to be essaying one of the most iconic musical theatre roles of all time according to a new report confirm…

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BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster and More in VIOLET! by BroadwayWorld TV

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell,Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, is currently in previews and officially opens this Sunday, Apri…

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Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies At 83

Dean's "Paul Robeson" originally starred James Earl Jones when it opened on Broadway in 1978. It would go on to several revivals in New York and Europe.

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Brainville at Night review a brave, positive work about dementia by Kate Kellaway

Old Red Lion, LondonA warm and touching performance from Illona Linthwaite is at the heart of this ambitious new playAt the centre of this ambitious play is Ingrid, who suffers from dementia…

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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'Spamalot' could cost a lot in costume lawsuit against Edison High School | The Asbury Park Press NJ | app.com by Sergio Bichao

The next big show for the Edison High School drama club and a nonprofit community theater in Monmouth County may be an expensive costume drama set in a real-life federal courtroom. A thea…

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Variations Theatre Group to Stage DRAGULA THE MUSICAL Reading Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Variations Theatre Group continues its commitment to develop new and exciting work with DRAGULA, a new musical by John Arthur Long and Theodore Kastrinos, which will be presented in a specia…

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Bennie, the St. Louis Zoo's celebrity-kissing sea lion, dies

The zoo doesn't yet know why; He had been lethargic and eating poorly for several days.

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James Franco May Be Batman, a Robot, or a Clone

According to his Of Mice and Men mates.-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Review: Savior? (eta Creative Arts) by Scotty Zacher

Savior is not witty or challenging. It falls back on stock portrayals and dialogue that preening rather than inciteful. This is a disjointed 90 minutes with broadly drawn characters and them…

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John Douglas Thompson on Finding the Real Louis Armstrong in Satchmo at the Waldorf by Broadway.com

Satchmo at the Waldorf's John Douglas Thompson on the man behind the smile in this one-man Louis Armstrong bio-play.

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Theater News: Harbor Lights to Present Special Mother's Day Performances of Driving Miss Daisy

The May 9 performances will include special gifts and an antique car display.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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April 18, 2014 | Broadway Photo of The Day by Broadway's Best Shows

Broadway’s Best Shows is hunting down the best Broadway-related snaps you created for our newest series: Broadway Photo of the Day! Living in a world in which our daily lives are flood…

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Theater Review: ‘Ubu Sings Ubu’ Adapts ‘Ubu Roi’ With Pere Ubu’s Music by Laura Collins-Hughes

“Ubu Sings Ubu” mixes a Google Translate version of the 1896 scatological satire “Ubu Roi” with songs by the experimental rock band Pere Ubu.

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Theater Review: ‘Our God’s Brother,’ by the Future Pope John Paul II by Alexis Soloski

“Our God’s Brother,” a 1949 play written by Karol Wojtyla, who became Pope John Paul II, is being revived at the Theater of the Church of Notre Dame.

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Springfield Township High School graduate Cadden Jones rises to fame - Springfield Sun - Montgomery News by Eric Devlin

Don’t be surprised to see the name Cadden Jones appear in lights some day. The Springfield native is making a name for herself on Broadway, and in Tinseltown, having appeared in a numbe…

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James Franco’s Ex-Manager, Accounting Firm Sued for Diverting Actor’s Commissions by Ted Johnson

Miles Levy, former manager to James Franco, has been sued by his business partners in what is described as a scheme to divert the actor’s commissions to one of Levy’s own compani…

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HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Star Announces Engagement On Stage by BroadwayWorld

Friday night, April 11th, Kevin James Doyle surprised his co-star Margaret Copeland by announced her impending engagement before the sold-out audience at Off-Broadway's comedy smash, HOW TO …

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San Diego Opera extends deadline for closing down after board exodus by David Ng

San Diego Opera set a new deadline of May 19 to obtain new funding or close down after the resignation Thursday of 13 members of its board of directors, including President Karen Cohn.

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Hot lips: Ballet Hispanico smooches its way through an amorous season premiere by Robert Johnson

The company's new contemporary repertory isn’t necessarily high-minded, and it certainly isn’t dreary.

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People You Should Know . . . Ben Clawson by Zack Calhoon

BEN CLAWSON received his B.F.A. in Theater from Montclair State University. He is the author of numerous full-length plays, short comedies, and evenings of thematically connected one acts. &…

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People You Should Know . . . Lisa Tierney-Keogh by Zack Calhoon

LISA TIERNEY-KEOGH: Lisa’s work has been performed in Dublin, London, Belfast and New York. Lisa has won the Irish Times Theatre Awards Bursary and been nominated for the Stewart Park…

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'Transcendence' raises questions it can't answer

“Transcendence” is a movie with a message, and it’s got some really serious things to say about technology. Unfortunately those things are all over the map and it goes on to prove that…

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Fuse Movie Review: “The Galapagos Affair” — An Edenic Experiment Gone Wrong by Gerald Peary

It would take a series of spoilers to explain who might have killed whom in "The Galapagos Affair." See the movie and find out, and revel in the grim gallows humor.

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Christopher Sieber Joins Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical April 18 by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber, whose March debut in the Broadway company of Matilda was delayed after the actor sustained an injury to his hand during rehearsals, steps into the r…

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Review: (Montreal / Theatre) Alfred by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Valérie Remise)A man of many facesby Aleksandra KoplikAlfred is the type of play, where you sit down, quickly hope for an intermission in order to escape, then moments later get b…

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Act One's Santino Fontana & Tony Shalhoub Celebrate Moss Hart’s Love Letter to the Theater by Broadway Staff

Broadway.com catches up with Santino Fontana, Tony Shalhoub and the stars of James Lapine’s adaptation of Moss Hart’s memoir Act One at the opening night party. …

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Maggots Beware! Christopher Sieber (Finally) Steps Into Matilda as Miss Trunchbull by Ryan McPhee

The cast is off, so let the child-hurling begin! Tony nominee Christopher Sieber steps into Matilda as the frightening Miss Trunchbull on April 18. As previously reported, Sieber, who was or…

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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“The Normal Heart” HBO Films: First Official Trailer (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

The first official trailer for the HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart”, which features a star-studded cast including Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Matt…

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‘Violet,’ Starring Sutton Foster, Opens on Broadway This Sunday by Broadway's Best Shows

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Broadway production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, opens Sunday, …

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‘The Cripple of Inishmaan,’ Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Opens on Broadway April 20 by Broadway's Best Shows

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner M…

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Audra McDonald on MSNBC | ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

Audra McDonald, who currently stars as Billie Holiday in the play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, stopped by MSNBC to discuss her current role and transformation. Check out the in…

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Theater News: Christopher Sieber Set to Join Broadway's Matilda Tonight

The latest Miss Trunchbull's arrival was delayed for a month because of an injury.

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Photo Flash: Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway Return to 54 Below in Sibling Revelry

The Callaway sisters are back and better than ever.

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What Michael Cera should learn from these celebrity train wrecks on Broadway by David Cote

Arrested Development’s hilarious man-child makes his Broadway debut in August; here are the scenarios he should avoid

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Rocky Rises Concert Features Jai Rodriguez, Kate Pazakis, Jason Paige and More in L.A. April 18 by Adam Hetrick

Jai Rodriguez, Kate Pazakis, Jason Paige and Segun Oduladaw perform songs from Rocky Horror Show, as part of the April 18 Rocky Rises event at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles.

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Actress Alyssa Robbins Takes on Title Role in Casa Mañana's Peter Pan by Adam Hetrick

Actress Alyssa Robbins has stepped into the title role of the Casa Mańana production of the classic musical Peter Pan, which will begin performances April 25.

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New York Times Critic Ben Brantley Responds to James Franco's Instagram Rant by Adam Hetrick

In an April 18 interview with the New York Observer, New York Times critic Ben Brantley responded to an Instagram post by Of Mice and Men star James Franco, in which the actor took the criti…

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Act One — Miles & Miles & Miles of Hart by Harry Haun

Act One, the stage adaptation of Moss Hart's show-business memoir, opened April 17 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Santino Fontana, Andrea Martin and Tony Shalhoub …

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Tickets Now Available for Eve Ensler's Los Monologos de la Vagina Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Tickets for Los Monólogos de la Vagina, a Spanish version of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, are now on sale. Directed by Jaime Matarredona, the play will begin performances…

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Fresh Prince: Backstage at Pippin with Kyle Dean Massey, Episode 5: Broadway Archaeologist by Broadway.com

Pippin's Kyle Dean Massey takes us exploring the secret passages of Broadway and a softball game in the latest epiosde of Fresh Prince.

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Tickets Now Available for Atomic, Starring Euan Morton, Jeremy Kushnier & Sara Gettelfinger, Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Tickets for the U.S. premiere of Atomic, a new musical by Danny Ginges, Gregory Bonsignore and Philip Foxman, are now on sale. Starring Euan Morton, Jeremy Kushnier and Sara Gettelfinger and…

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Photo Flash: A First Look at Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman in the Off-Broadway Premiere of Annapurna

The New Group's production of Sharr White's play will run at the Acorn Theatre.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Wallflowers: A Web Series for Singles by Jesse Steinbach

The NY theatrical riddled webseries WALLFLOWERS, created by Kieran Turner, is out and about and exploring relationship. With Patch Darragh, Christianne Tisdale, John Halbach, Max Crumm, Gibs…

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All The Way With Bryan Cranston by Suzanna Bowling

All The Way With Bryan Cranston: Robert Schenkkan’s new political drama is fraught with history. Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad makes his Broadway debut as Lyndon Baine…

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'Bright Star' and beyond: full Globe season

Theater's 2014-15 lineup includes premieres, prime artists (and a little Streisand).

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Life is a Cabaret: Our Picks for April/May by Stephen Sorokoff

Life is a Cabaret: Our Picks for April/May: 54 Below at 254 West 54th St. Ann & Liz Callaway prove Sibling Revelry is a lot of fun

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13 Quit Board of San Diego Opera by Adam Nagourney

Karen Cohn, the president of the board, led a contingent of 13 board members in resigning.

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Leslie Uggams To Star In 'Gypsy' In Connecticut by Frank Rizzo

Headlining At Nutmeg Summer Series At UConn In StorrsLeslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre ’s (CRT) product…

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ONCE receives 2014 Elliot Norton Award nomination for Best Musical by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

April 18,2014 – In the same week that the London production of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical ONCE won two Olivier Awards, the National Tour of ONCE has just received a …

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Weekend Roundup: theatreWeek Theatre! by Sandy Bass

“theatreWeek Theatre!" In honor of theatreWeek, we're spotlighting ALL of the shows currently on stage. From comedies, to dramas, to everything in between. Theatre is for…

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Annette Bening performs Ruth Draper’s Monologues at the Geffen – Los Angeles theater review by Pauline Adamek

Four monologues written by diseuse Ruth Draper are brilliantly performed by Annette Bening as a 90-minute one act evening of entertainment. This new show at the Geffen begins nicely enough, …

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'Phantom of the Opera,' ''Mamma Mia,' 'Cinderella' showtimes shift

Got your watch? Don't forget your phone. Keys? Wallet? Theater tickets?

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Theater News: The Substance of Fire's April 18 Performance Canceled at Second Stage Theatre

The Jon Robin Baitz revival began preview performances April 10.

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Post-Theater Bar: Where to Drink After ‘Jersey Boys’ by Dcapellan

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COCA offers a new season of family shows

Local artists and tours make up the season.

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The Gospel According to...Jon Huggins by Michael Block

Name: Jon HugginsHometown: Nashville, ArkansasEducation: 1 year of collegeWho do you play in The Mysteries?: Caiaphas and PaulTell us about The Mysteries: It is a 3rd generation epic underta…

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Costume design: It’s in the details by Jessica Goldstein

Someday, maybe, costume design will be easy. All theaters will have some variation on Cher Horowitz’s closet from “Clueless,” and with a few swipes right and left they’ll have arrive…

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Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Peter Duchan's Dogfight Available for Licensing Through MTI by Michael Gioia

The 2013 Lucille Lortel Award-winning musical Dogfight — featuring a pop-rock score by theatrical songwriters and Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duc…

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April 18 Performance of Second Stage's Substance of Fire Canceled by Andrew Gans

The April 18 performance of Second Stage Theatre's production of Jon Robin Baitz's The Substance of Fire, which began previews April 10 at the Tony Kiser Theatre, has been canceled.

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Look at Them Now! Julia Murney & Andrew Lippa Have a Wild Party Reunion at 54 Below by Lindsay Champion

Queenie is back—but this time, she’s brunette! The Wild Party raised the roof at 54 Below on April 17, when composer Andrew Lippa and a cast of Broadway heavy hitters assembled t…

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Beautiful's Jarrod Spector and Anika Larsen Answer Your Questions About Hypochondria, Bucket Lists and the Perfect Pizza by Broadway.com

Beautiful's Jarrod Spector and Anika Larsen answer your questions about music icons, what makes the perfect pizza and what's on their bucket list.

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From Collecting Dolls to Collecting Freaks! Tony Winner Denis O'Hare Joins American Horror Story: Freak Show by Ryan McPhee

Denis O’Hare is no circus act, but he’ll soon be collecting them on American Horror Story: Freak Show! According to Vulture, the AHS favorite and Tony winner will return to the F…

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City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism by Robert Channick

Chicago has come up with a really big idea to boost tourism: giant puppets roaming the city's streets for days in an elaborate theatrical presentation. 

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Review: Les Misérables (Drury Lane Oakbrook) by Scotty Zacher

A triumph of stagecraft and musicianship, this Drury Lane production is one not to miss. We likely won’t have the chance to see Les Mis performed this well and this intimately in a long ti…

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Review: Mud Blue Sky

Grounded flight attendants take a compelling journey at A Red Orchid Theatre.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Act One’ Montage (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

A montage of scenes from Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine, from the autobiography by Moss Hart.

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Photo Flash: Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan, Ciara Renée, and Others Performed at 54 Below in "The Wild Party" Swings

Andrew Lippa's cult favorite met Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band.

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Theater News: World Premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Musical, Bright Star, Set for Old Globe Theatre Season

The San Diego theater company has announced its full 2014-2015 docket.

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The Pope onstage and screen by Richard Ouzounian

With The Last Confession bringing the mystery of Pope John Paul 1 to Toronto stage, a look at other papal portrayals in theatre, film and TV

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10 Female Songs by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman You Can’t Help But Belt Along To

BroadwayBox counts down the 10 best female songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman to sing along to.

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Review: “The Library” Tackles Gun Violence But Misses Target by Matthew Wexler

Contributor Lindsay B. Davis reviews The Library, a theatrical collaboration between Hollywood heavyweights Scott Z. Burns and Steven Soderbergh. In The Public Theater’s The Library, two …

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10 Broadway Shows Critics Got Dead Wrong by Dcontray

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Fuse Poetry Review: “Book of Hours” — From Mourning to Celebration by Arts Fuse Editor

Kevin Young's poetic line is generally on the brusque side, generating a pithy, earthy, evocative quality that hovers somewhere between the haiku-like jazziness of Robert Creeley and the del…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, April 12-18: Three New Broadway Openings and The Flick Takes the Pulitzer by Robert Simonson

The snowstorm on Tuesday night might have been freakish for New York, but the fact that three Broadway shows opened this week was not. It's that pre-Tony time of year when the Street bea…

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Nathan Lane Will Join Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly for Post-Show Talkback at Broadway's Mothers and Sons by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, who has previously worked with Mothers and Sons playwright Terrence McNally on multiple productions, will join McNally and actress Tyne Daly followin…

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Shapiro & Smith at Cowles Center

Review: Joanie Smith explores self-infatuation in “Narcissus,” but the work feels a tad short.

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NPH Doesn’t Want Fries With That, Lesli Margherita Has a Squeaky Stalker & More Lessons of the Week by Lindsay Champion

Before you cut out of work early and head to the beach for some much-needed relaxation time—wait, what? It's still freezing outside? Oh, whoops. Let's try this again. Before yo…

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Photos! See Married Stars Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally Have a Trailer Park Reunion in Annapurna by Broadway.com

Click for photos of Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally in Annapurna, a new darkly funny play by Sharr White. See them in the New Group production at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row, opening A…

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Pitch Perfect Fave Skylar Astin Jumps on the Bus with Violet Star Sutton Foster by Lindsay Champion

Skylar Astin took a road trip to the Great White Way on April 17—his first stop? Violet, starring two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry and Colin Donnell! The Glee, Pit…

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Review: A Steady Rain (Ustinov Studio, Bath)

A Steady Rain has a gripping narrative but feels best suited to a different medium.

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Theater News: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Host Shakespeare at Fenway

The Boston theater company will celebrate 20 years of work at the Red Sox's Fenway Park.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Act One – Location, Tickets, Reviews by Jack Moore

Act One is a stage adaptation of the memoir, Act One, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Moss Hart (known for writing You Can’t Take It With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner). …

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Masks, Morphing and Motion by Fasterthannight

by Alison Humphrey As far as we’re aware, Faster than Night is one of the first handful of theatre productions in the world to use facial performance capture live on stage. But while f…

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Review Roundup: ‘Act One’ by Dcontray

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Diversifying Creative Writing Educational Programs with Playwriting by HowlRound

By Joelle Jameson. The neglect of playwriting as a genre in what I’ll lovingly call the creative writing industrial machine—poetry, fiction, and non-fiction/memoir are the ruling three…

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MANICOMIO: 83% – SWEET by Lemonmeter

SWEET Details aren’t really the point. And I don’t want to spoil the surprises in store for those interested in viewing the show. Let me instead simply point out the cast–i…

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Fuse Concert Review: Conductor Charles Dutoit and the Boston Symphony Orchestra Perform Mozart and Mahler by Jonathan Blumhofer

Conductor Charles Dutoit seems to have little affinity for Mahler’s distinctive style. The quintessential Mahlerian traits – the grotesque, the naïve, the terrifying, the ironic – all…

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PHOTO CALL: Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan, Michael Cerveris, Christopher Jackson and More Give Andrew Lippa's Wild Party a Jazz Makeover by Matthew Blank

Original The Wild Party star Julia Murney was joined by Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Kritzer, Michael Cerveris and more for a special one-night-only concert of re-imagined songs from that Andrew Li…

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PHOTO CALL: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Co-Star in Sharr White's Annapurna at The New Group by Matthew Blank

Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally and her husband Nick Offerman co-star as estranged lovers in the New York premiere of Sharr White's Annapurna, which began performances April 13 at the A…

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3rd Annual #BwayHungerGames Battle 2 by BroadwaySpotted

  Our Game Maker, Brandon Rubendall, is back! He’s seen the first round, assessed the skills of both the Tributes and their sponsors/mentors. Now, without further adieu, we presen…

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Naughty Circus-Cabaret La Soiree to Close Off-Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

La Soiree is leaving town. The internationally acclaimed live circus-cabaret, which is playing at off-Broadway's Union Square Theatre, will shutter May 11. It will have played 10 pr…

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The Obamas Meet the Youngers! See the President & First Lady’s Date Night at A Raisin in the Sun by Lindsay Champion

Denzel Washington and the cast of A Raisin in the Sun had two extra special guests in the audience on April 11: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama! The first family arrived…

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See Newly Released Footage of Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts & the Amazing Cast of HBO's The Normal Heart by Ryan McPhee

Jonathan Groff on a beach has never been so devastating. A new trailer for the HBO movie version of Larry Kramer’s award-winning play The Normal Heart is out, and i…

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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What Are Your Prejudices About Theater? by HowlRound

By Loy Webb. We cannot be preoccupied before or during a show with differences of race, class, sexuality, etc., and assume because of these differences the lives of those we see before us ar…

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Friday Phone Call # 57: Olga Garay-English by Howlround

By David Dower. Many of you have already read the story of my first meeting with Olga Garay-English in 2002 in Portland, Oregon. A TCG-sponsored gathering called New Works, New Ways. From th…

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LA SOIRÉE To close on May 11 at New York’s Union Square Theatre by Jackie Green

LA SOIRÉE is leaving town!  The naughty international show at the Union Square Theatre will close on May 11 prior to an engagement in Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 15-25 as the principa…

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Stephen Sorokoff My View: Shana Farr by Stephen Sorokoff

It was appropriate that the Laurie Beechman is called a “Theatre” because Shana Farr’s  cabaret solo show “In The Still Of The Night” is certainly a nice musical theatre e…

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WATCH: ‘Jersey Boys’ first trailer shows The Four Seasons in their prime by Nick Vadala

We’ve still got about two months to wait until the release of Clint Eastwood’s take on the career of 60s rockers the Four Seasons, Jersey Boys, hits theaters. With the first trailer rele…

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'Jersey Boys,' directed by Clint Eastwood, gets first trailer by David Ng

"Jersey Boys," Clint Eastwood's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical, is scheduled to open June 20. On Friday, Warner Bros. released the trailer for the highly anticipated m…

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Geffen Playhouse season will include play about Patricia Highsmith by David Ng

A new drama inspired by the life of author Patricia Highsmith and written by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith will be among the offerings of the Geffen Playhouse's 2014-15 season, w…

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San Diego Opera board president resigns at Thursday meeting by David Ng

The president of San Diego Opera's board of directors resigned Thursday and walked out of an afternoon board meeting, deepening the uncertainty surrounding the troubled company.  

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Call Answered: Lisa Diana Shapiro Samantha Spade, Ace Detective Interview by Call Me Adam

Call Answered: "Call Me Adam" chats with writer and lyricist Lisa Diana Shapiro about her new Off-Broadway children's musical "Samantha Spade, Ace Detective" with music by Georgia Stitt. "Sa…

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New Memoir Remembers Legend Ethel Merman by Gordon Cox

Everyone knows Mama Rose’s first line in 1959’s “Gypsy.” It’s “Count four before you start, Louise!” Or at least it was. But one day in rehearsal Ethel Merman crossed it out fo…

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The Gospel According to...Matthew Jeffers by Michael Block

Name: Matthew JeffersHometown: Baltimore, MDEducation: B.S- TheatreWho do you play in The Mysteries?: GodTell us about The Mysteries: The Mysteries is a tour de force of collaborative art th…

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STAGE PORTRAIT: The Cripple of Inishmaan's Daniel Radcliffe by Andrew Gans

Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of Playbill.com.

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Georgia Stitt-Lisa Diana Shapiro Musical Samantha Spade Will Play Limited NYC Engagement by Andrew Gans

TADA! Youth Theater will present the world premiere of Samantha Spade, Ace Detective: The Case of the Maltball Falcon, an original family musical performed by kids for kids, April 26-May 18…

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Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel & Denzel Washington Get Competitive, Geoffrey Rush Would Do Anything & More! by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Idina Menzel, Denzel Washington & More Get Competitive Idina Menzel, Denzel Washington, Bryan Cranston, James Franco …

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On Chicago stages, where are the comedies? by Chris Jones

Chuckling merrily at Natalie West's sardonic turn as a washed-up flight attendant in Marisa Wegrzyn's hilarious "Mud Blue Sky" at A Red Orchid Theatre on Monday night, I found myself wonderi…

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Chicago theater openings for April 18-24

Including "A View from the Bridge" by Teatro Vista. Arthur Miller's play is directed by Ricardo Gutierrez at the Biograph.

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Displaced in Wisconsin, dreaming about 'Pinkolandia' by Kerry Reid

THEATER REVIEWS: 'Pinkolandia' at 16th Street Theater ★★★ and 'The Deer' by Ruckus ★★½ THEATER REVIEWS: 'Pinkolandia' at 16th Street Theater ★★ …

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Neo-Futurists announce 2014-15 season by Johnny Oleksinski

The theater company The Neo-Futurists announced its 2014-15 season on Friday. The theater also said that Kurt Chiang will succeed Megan Mercier as Artistic Director. Chiang will work alongsi…

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'Act One' isn't the show Hart would have written by Chris Jones

BROADWAY REVIEW: "Act One" in the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center BROADWAY REVIEW: "Act One" in the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center ... "Inevitably," wrote Moss Hart in …

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What Gabriel Garcia Marquez Taught Me

You wouldn’t think that a Soviet-Jewish immigrant would find much in common with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But the late novelist once helped Boris Fishman find his first love. Click here…

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at noon (Broadway Time)
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‘A Quick 5′ with Ines Nassara by Elliot Lanes

Ines Nassara is currently playing Ronny in the smash hit production of Hair at Keegan Theatre. Ines recently made a big impression on me and everyone else as the Civil Rights Marcher in Cros…

Linked From Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:53PM

The Very Best of NYC Dance: Alvin Ailey, NYC Ballet, iLUMINATE and much more by Chrissy Carney

Prepare to be dazzled by iLUMINATE, playing at New World Stages. An electrifying story told through dance and cutting-edge technology, iLuminate Productions takes you on a fantastical journe…

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Actor Franco calls NY Times’ Critic Brantley a “Little Bitch” by Colin Mitchell

Now why can’t we have more sophisticated debate like this here at the Lemon? C’mon, people, kick it up a notch! If you missed the “news” you can read it here. And her…

Linked From Bitter Lemons at 12:40PM

Theater News: Justin Long to Costar With Renée Fleming in Living on Love at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Judy Kuhn, Roger Rees, and more also join the festival's 2014 summer season.

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The Dark Side of Broadway: Monsters, Madmen, & Musicals… “Wicked Little Town” by BroadwaySpotted

  By Mike Hallinan   Greetings, dear readers of the dark, and welcome to another eerie edition of the Dark Side of Broadway. Now, dear readers, we have uncovered some dark depths t…

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FLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines On by Pat Cerasaro

Today, in honor of Holy Week, we shine a special spotlight on one of the most revered and rockin' musicals ever written, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

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Michael Urie's THANK YOU FOR JUDGING Hits Select Theaters Today by Movies News Desk

DigiNext, the In-Venue Film Festival, a joint venture between Digiplex Destinations NASDAQ CMDCIN and Nehst Out LLC, announces the theatrical release of Michael Urie's Thank You for Judging.

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Criterion Set To Release THE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY, Including Four Movie Musicals by Pat Cerasaro

Internationally celebrated auteur Jacques Demy is set to be feted with a retrospective box set from hallowed film preservation and home video label Criterion Collection later this year accor…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:20PM

BWW's On This Day - April 18, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming Return to LA Opera in THAIS and STREETCAR, 5/17 by BroadwayWorld

Two of opera's greatest superstars-Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming-will return to LA Opera in May, each starring in a major LA Opera premiere.

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Photo Coverage: Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & ACT ONE Cast Celebrate Opening Night! by Walter McBride

The Lincoln Center Theater under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop production of Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss H…

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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 18, 2014 - Michael Urie Doc, VIOLET and 'INISHMAAN' Open 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 XXXX

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Photo Coverage: Ciara Renee & Andrew Lippa Rehearse THE WILD PARTY SWINGS at 54 Below by Walter McBride

Andrew Lippa's iconic musical The Wild Party is back and bigger than ever. With the help of Charlie Rosen and his 17-piece jazz band, 54 Below featured the show's biggest hits like never bef…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:20PM

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Musical to Play Old Globe Theatre in September by BroadwayWorld

The Old Globe today announced its 2014-2015 Season, beginning September 13 with the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical with music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics…

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Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway…

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Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS Film Announces Release Dates For Nearly 50 Countries by BroadwayWorld

Just a day after the release of the highly anticipated first trailer, the JERSEY BOYS movie, directed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has announced the release dates for the film in 49 co…

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 4/18/2014 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 4182014.

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Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced! by 30 Days Of Nymf 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced exciting casting for their Main Stage productions, along with a several special events for their 2014 Summer Season. On the Main Stage Festival ve…

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Ariana Grande Releases Cover Art For Collaboration with Iggy Azalea by BroadwayWorld

After rumors online, Broadway vet and pop sensation Ariana Grande confirmed via her Instagram her next single, 'Problem,' would be a collaboration with Iggy Azalea. The vocalist released the…

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Check Out First Official Pictures of Michael Fassbender as MACBETH by Movies News Desk

A new feature film adaptation of William Shakespeare's bloody tragedy MACBETH starring international superstars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard is on its way to theaters, and here ar…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally in The New Group's ANNAPURNA by BroadwayWorld

The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement thro…

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STAGE TUBE: Good Friday Flashback- Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by Stage Tube

It's Good Friday, and what better way to reflect on Jesus' death than with musical theatre In the vintage video below, Broadway favorite and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda performs Jesus' Ac…

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Oh, What a Trailer! 5 Reasons We Already Love the JERSEY BOYS Movie! by Hilary Kelly

The trailer for the upcoming film adaptation was released yesterday, and below, BroadwayWorld shares five reasons that the trailer is making us freak out over the film's June 20th release Wa…

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Broadway Feature: On the Way to Broadway with Norm Lewis by Linda Fowler

Written by: Linda FowlerWith his suave, dimpled looks, Broadway baritone Norm Lewis is known for being a heartbreaker in many of his favorite roles – even if those characters carry a whiff…

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Fuse News: Venice Biennale Honors MIT List Visual Art Center and Artist Joan Jonas by Peter Walsh

For both artist and curators, this is one of the great honors of the American art world.

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Incoming Festival preview: Remote Control Theatre by Lee Anderson

Remote Control is not afraid to suffer for its art. It is a company that uses theatre as a means of probing into the darker recesses of human nature. This was evident at last year’s Ed…

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Will Delaware Theatre Company Bring Ain't Misbehavin to Off-Broadway? by Carey Purcell

Tony Award-winning director and lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr., who conceived and directed the original Broadway production of Ain't Misbehavin', is considering moving the Delaware The…

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San Diego Opera Board President Resigns; Company Votes in Favor of New, Smaller Budget Plan by Carey Purcell

Following the resignation of San Diego Opera board president Karen Cohn, the company's board of directors voted to proceed with a new reorganization plan that will prevent the company fr…

Linked From Playbill at 12:00PM

Old Globe Will Feature World Premiere of Bright Star, Plus Buyer & Cellar and Murder for Two in 2014-15 Season by Carey Purcell

San Diego's Old Globe Theatre announced its 2014-15 season, which will feature the world premiere of Edie Brickell and Steve Martin's new musical Bright Star, Jonathan Tolins…

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PHOTO CALL: Moss Hart's Theatrical Memoir Act One, Starring Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub, Opens on Broadway by Matthew Blank

Act One, the new stage production based on the memoir of Broadway playwright, director and lyricist Moss Hart, officially opened on Broadway April 17 at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian B…

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Theater News: Bryan Cranston, Idina Menzel, Denzel Washington, and More Set for the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition

James Franco, Ramin Karimloo, Andy Karl, and Jessie Mueller will also be on hand.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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King Henry IV, Part I by Mark Dewey

One thing I’ve always wondered about Shakespeare’s Henry plays is why do Hal and Falstaff like each other so much? I understand that Falstaff sees a younger version of himself in Hal, wi…

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OBSESSED!: Jessie Mueller (and Her Multiple Personalities) Sing "Beautiful"

Currently starring in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Jessie Mueller has played a wide range of roles in her Broadway career. In studio with Seth Rudetsky, she shares stories about her f…

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Justin Long, Roger Rees, Judy Kuhn & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Lineup by Ryan McPhee

The Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting for their Main Stage productions. Justin Long, Roger Rees, Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin and Nancy Opel are just some of the n…

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This week's new dance by Judith Mackrell

International Dance Festival | Kidd Pivot/Crystal Pite: The Tempest ReplicaThis biennial festival showcases a range of local dance activities alongside an impressive international selection.…

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Uncle Vanya, Catch 22, Buzzcut Festival: what to see at the theatre this week by Mark Cook & Lyn Gardner

Uncle Vanya/Three Sisters | Catch 22 | Buzzcut Festival | The Life And Times Of Mitchell & Kenyon | Debris | Tonight At 8.30 Continue reading...

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Yvonne Rainer to perform two of her works at the American Dance Institute in Rockville by Sarah Kaufman

In the 1960s, simple was radical. Performers who did nothing more than walk around onstage, or run around, were called revolutionary. Choreographer Yvonne Rainer called it dance. With the …

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In Signature’s ‘Threepenny Opera,’ old themes find a new relevance and a new look by Nelson Pressley

To the tune of “Mack the Knife”: Brecht’s “Threepenny” has Songs with teeth, dear Read full article >>

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Photo Flash: Curtain Up! Act One, Starring Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana, Opens on Broadway

James Lapine's new play is inspired by Moss Hart's acclaimed memoir.

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Commentary: West End Word: Mormons Rule the Oliviers While We Will Rock You Announces the Show Must Go On

This month's headlines on WhatsOnStage are dominated by the announcement of the Olivier Awards, London's equivalent of the Tonys.

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At D.C. Tango Festival, a novice learns about the nonverbal language of dance by Celia Wren

“You are the antithesis of tango!” my husband told me at breakfast the other day when I mentioned my plan to take a tango lesson at the Embassy of Argentina. I knew what he was trying to…

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In honor of my 4,000th, here’s my top 100. by Ken Davenport

So get this noise . . . Today is my 4,000th post. I really can’t believe it, but it’s true.  Since I started bloggin’ back in 2008 (!), I’ve written four-freakinR…

Linked From The Producer's Perspective at 11:34AM

Avenue Q Star Darren Bluestone Talks Bad Idea Road Trips, Drunk Purpose Boxes & Muppet Good Son

Darren Bluestone, who stars as Princeton/Rod in the off-Broadway musical Avenue Q, talks puppets, Muppets and yearning for the college quad.

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Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Colbert Set for "David Letterman" Appearances; Guests Also Announced for "Craig Ferguson" and "The Talk" by Andrew Gans

Upcoming guests have been announced for three CBS programs: "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "The Talk."

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Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel, Denzel Washington and More Set for Easter Bonnet Competition by Andrew Gans

Celebrity participants have been announced for the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which will be presented April 21 at 4:30 PM and April 22 at 2 PM at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.…

Linked From Playbill at 11:01AM

Playbill Quiz: Over a Dozen Divas Sing "I'm Still Here"; Can You Name Them All? (The Video Answers) by Playbill Staff

The original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies opened April 4, 1971, at the Winter Garden Theatre. Playbill.com marked the occasion with an audio quiz for musical fans.

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Tony Winner Geoffrey Rush Will Portray Oliver! Composer Lionel Bart in Musical Biopic by Michael Gioia

Tony Award and Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush will portray Tony-winning Oliver! composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming musical biopic, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

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NY Reading of Jay O. Sanders' Unexplored Interior, Commemorating Rwandan Genocide, Will Simultaneously Screen in Rwanda by Michael Gioia

In recognition of the 20-year anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, actor-writer Jay O. Sanders' play Unexplored Interior will receive a reading May 11 — that wi…

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Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, Roger Rees and More Join Cast of Kander and Ebb's The Visit at Williamstown by Adam Hetrick

Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, Roger Rees and Nancy Opel will join Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Kander and Ebb's The Visit.

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Brandon Victor Dixon and Morgan James Will Join Ryan Shaw at Cutting Room by Andrew Gans

Three-time Grammy nominee Ryan Shaw, who can be seen on Broadway in Motown The Musical, will return to The Cutting Room April 21 at 8:30 PM.

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Betty Buckley, Mimi Hines, The Skivvies Headed to O'Neill Cabaret Conference by Adam Hetrick

Betty Buckley, Mimi Hines, The Skivvies and more will be part of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference.

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All Hart

In today's Wall Street Journal drama column, I review three New York openings, Act One, Of Mice and Men, and...

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Guild Launches New Link to Sink Piracy by Craig Carnelia

This article originally appeared in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of The Dramatist, the official magazine of The Dramatists Guild of America. In advance of the Guild’s upcoming anti-piracy aw…

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Video Flash: First Look: Jersey Boys Movie Releases First Official Trailer

Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of the Tony-winning biomusical looks like a hit.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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The Takács gets "even" with Bartók by Thomas Garvey

Geraldine Walther, Edward Dusinberre, András Fejér, and Károly Schranz. Photo: Keith SaundersWe seem to be awash in Bartók these days - with a great deal of…

Linked From The Hub Review at 10:57AM

See James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Of Mice and Men's 'Sensitive Sallys' on Opening Night by Broadway.com

Broadway.com catches up with the stars of the new staging of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men on opening night.

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Photos! Act One Stars Tony Shalhoub & Santino Fontana Toast Theater Legend Moss Hart on Opening Night by Broadway.com

Step inside the star-studded opening night of Act One on April 17, 2014, starring Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana as theater legend Moss Hart. See the new play by James Lapine at Lincoln C…

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Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's New Musical Bright Star to Receive World Premiere in San Diego by Ryan McPhee

Rise and shine, San Diego! Bright Star, a new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will receive its world premiere at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre this fall. According to U-T San …

Linked From Broadway.com at 10:56AM

Weekend Poll: What Is Your Favorite Sutton Foster Role of All Time? by Lindsay Champion

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster is back on the boards in Violet, her 11th—count ‘em—11th Broadway show! She did the hand jive in Grease, forgot about the boy in Thorough…

Linked From Broadway.com at 10:56AM

Review:Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

Audra McDonald's amazing ode to jazz legend Billie Holiday

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre by Erin Nagel

 For years Broadway has turned to the jukebox musical to fill theaters. Most full of stories that include down on their luck artists and groups who manage to defy all odds and become one of…

Linked From Girl Meets Broadway at 10:34AM

Dinner With Friends closes Off-Broadway by Roundabout

Dinner With Friends, the second production at the Laura Pels Theatre in our 2013-2014 Season brought Donald Margulies’ Pultizer Prize-winning play back to the New York stage. This producti…

Linked From blog.roundabouttheatre.org at 10:31AM

It’s Some Kinda’ Time! Pasek and Paul’s DOGFIGHT is Now Available for Licensing! by Tralend

The hauntingly beautiful musical DOGFIGHT by Pasek and Paul (EDGES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL)  and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nomina…

Linked From Music Theatre International at 10:29AM

Betty Buckley Heads O'Neill Cabaret Lineup This Summer by Frank Rizzo

Also Mimi Hines, The Shivvies And New FacesTony Award winning actor-singer Betty Buckley will present her cabaret show Aug. 1 at the 2014 Cabaret & Performanmce Conference at the Eugene…

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THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP – Side-splitting 30th anniversary revival of Charles Ludlam Classic by Oscar E Moore

Get thee immediately to the Lucille Lortel Theatre for an evening of side-splitting, howling hilarity that is a glowing tribute to the talent of  Charles Ludlam and his partner Everett Quin…

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Act One: The Musical’ by Peter Filichia by Peter Filichia

Here is a new article from Peter Filichia’s column on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday.’ It’s an honor to bring Peter’s column every week to our readers …

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NY1 Theater Review: 'Of Mice and Men'

A trio of screen favorites make their way to The Great White Way for the first time in a revival of "Of Mice and Men."

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Fritz Weaver, Maryann Plunkett, Tony Sheldon, Jeff McCarthy, Veanne Cox, Charlotte Rae Set for Heartbreak House Reading by Andrew Gans

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, which is under the leadership of founding artistic director David Staller, will continue May 12 at 7 PM with George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbre…

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Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love to Transfer to London's National Theatre in October by Mark Shenton

Here Lies Love, the musical which received its world premiere at New York's Public Theater last year and has recently resumed performances there for an open-ended commercial run prior to…

Linked From Playbill at 10:00AM

THE SCREENING ROOM: First "Jersey Boys" Trailer Released (Video) by Michael Gioia

The first trailer to Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which is scheduled to arrive in theatres June 20, was released April 17. 

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Another Finalist Eliminated on "American Idol"; Six Contestants Remain by Andrew Gans

Six contestants now remain on the Fox singing competition "American Idol XIII."

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The Verdict: Critics Review Act One, Starring Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana and Andrea Martin by Playbill Staff

Act One, the new stage production based on the memoir of Broadway playwright, director and lyricist Moss Hart, officially opened on Broadway April 17 at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian B…

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Almanac: Paul Hindemith on teaching

"Myself, I cannot compose all the time. I don't get ideas just sitting around waiting for them. They come from...

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Off-Broadway Hit Here Lies Love to Transfer to London's National Theatre by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The Public Theater’s acclaimed Here Lies Love is crossing the Pond! According to the Daily Mail, the U.K.’s National Theatre will open its newly named Dorfman Theatre (formerly t…

Linked From Broadway.com at 09:56AM

Back to school what can dance learn from academia? by Shobana Jeyasingh

The choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh explains the thinking behind her project Translocations, which invited scholars from unrelated disciplines to interpret her workHow does a choreographer c…

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The Almeida theatre's top 10 productions - in pictures by Guardian Staff

With a haul of Olivier awards and the sold-out, four-star production King Charles III on its stage, the Almeida is on a roll. Mark Lawson picks the 10 best productions he's seen at the north…

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Why the Almeida is a little wonder by Mark Lawson

In the week the Almeida won eight Oliviers, Mark Lawson traces the turbulent history of one of the leading lights of London studio theatre The Almeida theatre's top 10 productions in pictur…

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The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith review 'A flawed but intriguing curiosity' by Michael Billington

The first revival in 100 years of Arthur Wing Pinero's proto-feminist, anti-marriage drama is shrewd and polished, even though it does patronise its independent-minded heroine"The play …

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This week's new live comedy by James Kettle

Katherine Ryan | Manford's comedy club | SadwaveKatherine Ryan's mixture of sweetness and brutality has already managed to win her a regular spot on the panel show circuit, and her sharply h…

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The Mystery of Irma Vep - blissfully funny comedy of outlandish manners. by Oscar E. Moore

A comedy of gothic proportions, a comedy of outlandish imagination and wit that gives new meaning to the word “ridiculous”.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 by Susan Grace

THIS WEEKEND’S HIGHLIGHTS: Friday, April 18 * Rachel Bonds’ Five Mile Lake, directed by Daniella Topol, featuring Corey Brill, Nate Mooney, Rebecca Mozo, Nicole Shalhoub and Bri…

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Race, Revenge, Remembrance: Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s “Kevin Lamb” Finds an Altar in NYC Reading by Kenneth Jones

Matthew-Lee Erlbach ("Handbook for an American Revolutionary") talks about his National Playwrights Conference finalist script "Kevin Lamb," getting an April 21 New York City reading under t…

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Filichia Features: Make THE MOST HAPPY FELLA’S Acquaintance by Tralend

For years, he was your stalwart leading man. He had the good looks, the great voice and the requisite masculinity. But, as Lorelei Lee taught us, “we all lose our charms in the end.” Now…

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Fuse Concert Review: Winsor Music Chamber Series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church by Jonathan Blumhofer

Praise is due Peggy Pearson and Winsor Music for providing a forum for the talented young composer Lev Mamuya.

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Moss Hart tribute, Act One by Richard Seff

Moss Hart’s autobiographical “Act One”  was an instant best seller when it was published by Random House in 1959, and it has remained in print ever since. The book was cri…

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A Steady Rain review 'A tale of betrayal that keeps you guessing' by Lyn Gardner

Ustinov Studio, BathInspired by the Jeffrey Dahmer case, Mad Men writer Keith Huff's look at two childhood friends turned Chicago cops is meticulously staged even as it drowns in its own gr…

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Molière’s ‘The Miser’ Plays May 2-11 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre by Guest Author

Rockville Little Theatre’s 2013-14 season closes with Molière’s classic comedy The Miser, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre from May 2-11, 2014. Produced by Nancy Blum and Chris Penick…

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Vern Thiessen on art, love and Of Human Bondage by Richard Ouzounian

Playwright says bringing his adaptation of Somerset Maugham novel to Soulpepper Theatre stage has been one of best experiences of his life.

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‘Story of My Life: The Freak Flag Chronicles’ at Toby’s ‘Shrek’: Part 1: Heather Beck (Gingy) by Amanda Gunther

Let your freak flag wave! Let your freak flag fly! Never take it down, never take it down and raise it way up high! For everyone at the Toby’s Dinner Theatre production of Shrek the musica…

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Buster Keaton in “The High Sign” by Trav S.D.

  Today is the anniversary of the release date of Buster Keaton’s The High Sign (1921). Technically The High Sign was Keaton’s first solo film, but he was dissatisfied with …

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ACT ONE: THE MUSICAL by Peter Filichia

With all the renewed interest in Moss Hart’s ACT ONE – spurred by the new play written and directed by James Lapine – I re-read the memoir, as well as two Hart biographies. One, Stephe…

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Review: The Mystery of Irma Vep at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Charles Ludlum's quick-change 2-hander still a hoot 30 years later .

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‘The Mystery of Irma Vep,’ theater review by Joe Dziemianowicz

There’s no riddle about the aim of “The Mystery of Irma Vep.” The goal is to crack you up.

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Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert by John Carucci

NEW YORK (AP) -- During the 25th Annual Rain Forest concert at Carnegie Hall, Chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man that recently found out he was going to be a grandfather, and out …

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Board pursues steps to save the opera

Board president Cohn and both Campbells leave while meeting is in session

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Steve Martin musical headed for San Diego

Old Globe to produce world premiere of 'Bright Star' in September.

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In the pink at the Walnut Street Theatre

On Saturday, you can see what happens when a pink thing goes too far at Walnut Street Theatre's stage production of Pinkalicious, which runs through April 27.

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Neil Patrick Harris Stars in Broadway's 'Hedwig'

Neil Patrick Harris, who just completed a nine-season run on "How I Met Your Mother," stars in the Broadway production "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," the story of a transgender rock star.

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No Shrinking From 'Violet'

Sutton Foster knows how to play outsize personalities who fill up the stage. Now in 'Violet.' she's taking on a character who's the exact opposite—and it's her most challenging role yet.

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Theater Review: "Act One," "Of Mice and Men" and "The Library"

Playwright Moss Hart's "Act One" is the best Broadway memoir ever written. Now, finally, a thrillingly well-staged adaptation that does the book justice.

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THE 2014 HOT OR NOT FINALS BALLOT 3: MALE AND FEMALE ENSEMBLE AND MALE SWING by JK

Less than a week from today is the cut-off for productions that want to be considered for the 2014 Tonys, and awards season will begin.  But, since all of the new musical productions ha…

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Broadway Lottery! Got To Be It To Win It! by Broadway Audience

We all know about lotteries – I’m sure many people have entered lotteries before (the Powerball has been over $100 million so I’m sure people have tried!) The luck has to be on your si…

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Aretha Franklin says she's feeling super by Richard Ouzounian

The Queen of Soul, coming to Toronto for an April 25 concert, talks music, being a natural woman and Anne of Green Gables.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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High camp, some valleys in ‘Irma Vep’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Campy humor was a big deal in the ’80s, and few did it better than the Ridiculous Theatrical Company. That troupe even scored an unlikely off-Broadway hit with Charles Ludlam’s...

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Photos: Rehearsal pics: Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid in rehearsals for Bakersfield Mist

Images have been release of the multi award-winning duo rehearsing ahead of the opening of Stephen Sachs' comedy-drama, which opens at the Duchess Theatre on 10 May

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Century of Slapstick #183: Mabel at the Wheel by Trav S.D.

  Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Keystone comedy Mabel at the Wheel. There are all sorts of reasons this film is noteworthy. * This is one of the early films in …

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Rubbish review Trash-heap puppetry to transfix the kids by Sarah Donaldson

Southbank Centre, LondonA dialogue-free show set in a mountain of refuse combines comedy and ingenuity to powerful effectFive minutes into Rubbish, as dust rises over a pyramid of binbags an…

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Features: Trailer: First look at the Jersey Boys movie

The trailer has been released for the Clint Eastwood film based on the hit Broadway and West End show

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Situation: Comedy: No more encores, please by Julian Hall

How to end a comedy show? When you have taken your audience on what you hope is a roller-coaster ride of giggles and belly laughs, where do you stop? I doff my cap to those…

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Beatrice & Virgil all shadow with little substance: review by Richard Ouzounian

Beatrice & Virgil is another case of a book being brought poorly to the stage by a novice playwright.

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One For the (Vinyl) Record Books

When Israeli-born photographer Eilon Paz moved to Brooklyn, he stumbled upon a vinyl collector — and became hooked. He travelled across the world to photograph record collections. Click he…

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Relative Values, Harold Pinter Theatre by Amina Bhuiyan

With family, it’s all relative. In Noel Coward’s comedy Relative Values, we see a family dynamic entrenched in historic values disturbed by a shift in society. Sam Hoare as Nigel, …

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Relative Values, Harold Pinter Theatre by Alexandra Coghlan

Plotted on the Nunn Curve of Fatal Attraction to Flare Path, Sir Trevor’s latest West End outing – Noël Coward’s post-war comedy Relative Values – lands solidly in the upper-middle …

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A View From the Bridge, Young Vic by Matt Wolf

What is it with the London theatre and this particular Arthur Miller play? In 1987, Michael Gambon reached a career-best peak playing the Italian-American longshoreman, Eddie Carbone, in a d…

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Fans of ‘Act One’ will be cruelly let down by stage version by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Throw a rock around Broadway and you’ll hit someone obsessed with Moss Hart’s 1959 memoir, “Act One,” about his escape from a destitute Bronx childhood through a love for theater....

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Henry IV Parts I and II, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon - review

Gregory Doran launched his new cycle of Shakespeare's history plays last year with the hugely successful Richard II starring David Tennant.  He now follows that up with this spacious, vivid…

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Ross Noble webchat: quiz the standup by Nancy Groves

The freewheeling comedian will be answering your questions live on Tuesday 22 April get your questions in now"How come Miss Universe is only won by people from Earth?" The freewhe…

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Rapunzel: the dance show where kids and adults can let their hair down by Liv Lorent

Time is too precious to waste watching gaudy spectacles with TV characters, writes choreographer Liv Lorent. The best children's stage shows can be enjoyed by adults tooWhen it comes to cont…

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Theater Review: The Second Life of Act One

"Too mild for the acolytes and too credulous for me."-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Best Shakespeare productions: what's your favourite Julius Caesar? by Michael Billington

By setting this play in a modern African state, the RSC's Gregory Doran gave its debate new urgency. Which versions of Julius Caesar have you hailed?For all its popularity, Shakespeare's Rom…

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Extraordinary Extremities by Theasy.com

Extraordinary Extremities Off Broadway, SoHo Playhouse Reviewed by Zahra Sadjadi BOTTOM LINE: A puppet show that teaches lessons of creative resilience to children of all ages. There is,…

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Screw Tooth "'til Death" Review: A fine (anti) romance this is by Lisa Kennedy

Couples tend to "meet cute" in romantic comedies, especially in the movies. They back into each other.

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Scarlett Johansson mesmerizes in this moody sci-fi thriller by Ann Hornadaythe Washington Post

Scarlett Johansson's character encounters a succession of local men in her generic-looking white van in this sci-fi crime thriller.

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trifecta (trīˈfektə/), noun: a run of three wins or grand events. by Malic White

This month marks a birthday trifecta for the current Neo-Futurist performing ensemble: Dan Kerr-Hobert and Malic White share April 14th, and April 23rd brought us Kirsten Riiber, the Neos…

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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Directing Quotidian Theatre Company’s ‘Faith Healer’ by Laura Giannarelli by Guest Author

I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to direct this mysterious and marvelous play. Rashomon-like in the way the three characters narrate the story of their intertwined lives from…

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PLAY BY PLAY by Brian Scott Lipton

Ironically, a play about cutting a script down runs unnecessarily long.

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Caroline Aaron: Don’t come in on a horse, just come in. by Rob Stevens

Caroline Aaron made her Broadway debut in 1982 in Come Back To the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. She made her big screen debut in the film version later the same year. Since then she …

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Thinking About Theater: Credits, or Credibility?

With everyone hungry for the security of big names, does art stand a chance?

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A Fly On the Wall, April 18, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Being Independentby Jim Murchison The GCTC has decided to include The Public Servant in its season next year. I saw the play at undercurrents and it was my opinion that it would be one …

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Albert J. Repicci’s Honor Bound Starts Preview Performances Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Albert J. Repicci’s Honor Bound begins performances on April 18 at St. Luke’s Theatre. Under the direction of Josh Iacovelli, the new drama stars Boardwalk Empire’s Anthony…

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: Daniel Radcliffe Had to Learn How to Succeed on Broadway Before Returning as The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Harry Potter star comes back to Broadway this weekend in a transfer of Michael Grandage's West End production of the play.

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Theater News: Perfect Crime Celebrates 28 Years Running Off-Broadway

Catherine Russell has starred in the show since its first performance.

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Interviews: Playwright Adam Rapp on Directing the New Tribeca Film Festival Entry Loitering With Intent

The prolific author steps into the latest phase in his auspicious career.

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PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Leigh Silverman, Who Will "Let It Sing" With Violet on Broadway by Carey Purcell

Playbill.com chats with Leigh Silverman, who is directing the Broadway premiere of the award-winning musical Violet.

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DIVA TALK: Catching Up With Tony Nominee and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Star Jessie Mueller by Andrew Gans

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Be A Good Little Widow, Starring Caroline Aaron and Larisa Oleynik, Opens April 18 by Carey Purcell

Be A Good Little Widow, Bekah Brunstetter's comedy about loss and longing, makes its Los Angeles premiere at the NoHo Arts Center, opening April 18. 

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Learn Your Lessons Well: The Golden Rules of Etiquette for Broadway Audiences by Carey Purcell

Playbill.com offers a guide to proper etiquette for theatregoing audience members.

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U.S. Premiere of Mohamed Kacimi's Holy Land, About the Devastation of War, Begins April 18 in Manhattan by Michael Gioia

The U.S. premiere of French playwright Mohamed Kacimi's play Holy Land is presented April 18-May 10 at HERE in Manhattan.

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New Drama Honor Bound Begins Performances at St. Luke's Theatre April 18 by Carey Purcell

Albert J. Repicci's dramatic play Honor Bound plays St. Luke's Theatre beginning April 18, prior to an official opening May 14.

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Of Mice and Men, Violet, Susan Stroman and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending April 19 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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La Mirada's Cats, Featuring Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tugger, Begins April 18 in CA by Michael Gioia

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the Tony Award-winning musical Cats, featuring Broadway actor and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tu…

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From Romeo and Juliet to Of Mice and Men, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Play Revivals by Playbill Staff

With the 2013-14 Broadway season coming to a close this month (April 24 is the cut-off date for eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards), Playbill.com offers a four-part look at the curr…

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