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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Birangona: Women of War, The Lost Theatre, London

by Honour Bayes

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

737 Has Twice the Celebration

by Deborah Feldman, Eric Olson and Dawsalee Griffin

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

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

by Peter Marks

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

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

by Andrew Gans

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

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

by Michael Gioia

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

Reviews: Lucie Arnaz: ''Spring Is Here''

by Zachary Stewart

Browsing: Incorporating a Touch of ‘Cabaret’ Into Your Wardrobe

by Erica M. Blumenthal

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

ArtsBeat: Incubator Arts Project to Close

by Patrick Healy

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

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

by John Koblin

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

Becoming The Wholehearted

by HowlRound

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

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

by Devon Berkshire

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

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

by Reed Tucker

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

The Gospel According to...Jaspal Binning

by Michael Block

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

Review: Lucie Arnaz: Spring Is Here

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

News: (Toronto) Nightwood Theatre announces season (press release)

by The Charlebois Post

Announcing Nightwood Theatre’s2014/15 SEASONSeason to include: an epic story of cancer survival from Maja Ardal, workshop productions by Nicole Brooks and Susanna Fournier, and the talents of more than 1…

News: (Toronto) Buddies in Bad Times announces season (press release)

by The Charlebois Post

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

News: (Ottawa) NAC French Theatre announces season (press release)

by The Charlebois Post

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

Review: (Toronto / Theatre) The Sound of Music

by The Charlebois Post

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

Hubbard Street Dance receives $100,000 NEA grant

by Johnny Oleksinski

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

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

by Gemma Wilson

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

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

by Michael Gioia

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

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

by Michael Gioia

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

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

by Hayley Levitt

Turn Left at Greenland: The Beatles Meet the Press

by, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Library For The Performing Arts

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

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

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

Review: Good People, Noel Coward Theatre

by Daniel Harrison

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

Review: Dorian/The House Theatre of Chicago

by Zach Freeman

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Fuse Concert Review: The Discovery Ensemble at Jordan Hall — A Group That is Growing Strong and Fast

by Jonathan Blumhofer

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

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

by Chris Jones

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

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

by Lindsay Champion

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

Photos! Stars Align on Opening Night of The Library, Starring Chloe Grace Moretz


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

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

by Lindsay Champion

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

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

by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys Talk Dirty Those naughty Jersey Boys! Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood's big screen adaptation of t…

The Broadway ‘Soul Train’ Hasn’t Left The Station

by Howard Sherman

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

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s Brandon Victor Dixon Interviewed on “Live From The Couch”

by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

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

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

by Helen Shaw

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

American Ballet Theatre at The Kennedy Center

by Carolyn Kelemen

A trio of new and old works prove American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is A-ok and it felt like William Shakespeare was smiling in the dark when the American Ballet Theatre presented Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, ba…

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

by Tim Treanor

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

Reviews: ''South Pacific''

by Hayley Levitt

West End Review: ‘Handbagged’

by Gordon Cox

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

Casting Announced for Free Reading of New Musical DRAGULA

by Dailyme

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

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

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

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

by David Ng

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

E. L. Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award

by John Williams

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

City Ballet Gala to Take a Look Back

by Michael Cooper

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

The revolution will not be dramatized

by Thomas Garvey

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

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

by Tom Mizer

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

Review: South Pacific

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Blog Hijack: Wombat Theatre Co.- Zombie Piss at the Recreation Center

by Michael Block

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

Stage spotlight: Shapiro & Smith Dance

April 16, 2014 | Broadway Photo of The Day

by Broadway's Best Shows

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

Martin Quinn on Why the West End Vampire Thriller Let the Right One In Is Like a Backwards Peter Pan

by Matt Wolf

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

Don Juan, or Wages of Debauchery


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

Review: Mud Blue Sky/A Red Orchid Theatre

by Brianhey

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

Review: The Way West

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

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

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

Reviews: ''The Way West''

by Catey Sullivan

3rd Annual #BwayHungerGames Battle 1: RESULTS!

by BroadwaySpotted

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

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

by Andrew Gans

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

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

by Andrew Gans

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

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

by Matthew Blank

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

Disney Releases "Let It Go: The Complete Set," Featuring International Recordings of Award-Winning Song

by Carey Purcell and Michael Gioia

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

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

by Playbill Staff

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Spotlight On...Patrick Scheid

by Michael Block

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

‘Lady Day,’ Starring Audra McDonald, Extends Limited Engagement Due to Popular Demand

by Broadway's Best Shows

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

‘The Bridges of Madison County’ Original Broadway Cast Recording Debuts at #1 on iTunes

by Broadway's Best Shows

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records, has debuted on iTunes as the #1 Cast Recording, #2 Soundtrack (behind Frozen) and #14 for…

Russell Howard review 'beige comedy with nothing to say'

by Brian Logan

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

Eifman Ballet: Rodin review 'visceral and extreme but cliched'

by Judith Mackrell

Coliseum, LondonEifman is best at pummelling a heap of dancers into sculptural forms, but less good at evoking nuances of character Rodin has been having a dance moment, with Russell Maliphant's 2012 Rodin…

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

by Ryan McPhee

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

The Week Ahead: Climate Change, the Musical

by Charles Isherwood

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

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

by Sarah Kaufman

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

‘Henry IV Part 1″ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

by Sophia Howes

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

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

by Dcontray

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

by Richard Sasanow

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

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

by Matthew Blank

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

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

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

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

by Celia Wren

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

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

by Ed Frankl

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


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