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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)

DVR Alert: Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS Tonight

by TV News Desk

Star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth will guest on BravoTV's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE tonight, July 24th.

Shoshana Bean, Gabrielle Stravelli & Matthew Scott Set for LEMPICKA Private Reading Today

by BroadwayWorld

A private reading of Lempicka, a new musical about the tumultuous life of art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, will be presented today and tomorrow, July 24th and 25th in Manhattan.

Lena Hall, Barrett Foa, Justin Guarini, Lesli Margherita Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below Tonight

by BroadwayWorld

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents three benefit performances of 'Villain DeBlanks,' a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 1130 pm tonight, July 24 and July 31, and August 7. The performances will benefit …

Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading Today

by BroadwayWorld

UnsungMusicalsCo. UMC continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island …

Julie D'Moure, Justin Anthony Long and More Join Tim Realbuto in ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP) at 54 Below Tonight

by BroadwayWorld

Tim Realbuto's 54 Below show will feature JULIE D'MOURE Hair, JUSTIN ANTHONY LONG 'City of Dreams', ANNA LOUISE MORSE Spring Awakening, and NICHOLAS YENSON Ghostlight, along with special guest stars, including …

Nina Arianda, Sam Rockwell and More Star in Williamstown Theatre Festival's FOOL FOR LOVE, Beginning Tonight

by BroadwayWorld

Williamstown Theatre Festival welcomes Tony Award-winner Nina Arianda and stage and screen star Sam Rockwell to the cast of Fool for Love, playing the Nikos Stage from tonight, July 24-August 2, 2014.

Zach Braff, Betsy Wolfe, Nick Cordero & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK Today

by BroadwayWorld

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PIECE OF MY HEART, CINDERELLA, AVENUE Q and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Check back later for a complete list of scheduled performers

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)

WICKED Reunion! Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa & Shoshana Bean

by Pat Cerasaro

A trifecta of terrifically talented triple-threats famous for their headlining roles in Oz-themed mega-hit WICKED convened this week to share a special photo - Eden Espinosa and Shoshana Bean with Megan Hilty

“Phoenix” Rises Off Broadway This August

by Matthew Wexler

If you’re looking for a little summer romance with a twist, we’ve got our eyes on a new play opening at the Cherry Lane Theatre. What happens four weeks after a one-night stand? That’s the question tackle…

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Interviews: RuPaul's Drag Race Runner-Up Alaska Sashays Into Sex and the City: Live!

This queen has a lot to say about drag, theater, and the beloved San Francisco institution known as Trannyshack.

Interviews: Julia Stiles Travels Back to the Stage in a Downtown Train to Phoenix

The film actress recounts her childhood in the theater, from the Chekhov she had to muscle through to the "fluke" that led to her stage debut.

Broadway-Studded Whodunnit Villain: DeBlanks Plays 54 Below Tonight

by Adam Hetrick

Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit featuring special guests from Broadway and beyond, is presented for three performances beginning July 24 at 54 Below. The late-night event is a fundraiser for B…

Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Heat Up Williamstown's Fool for Love, Opening Tonight

by Adam Hetrick

Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell star in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, which opens July 24 on the Nikos Stage.

The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth

by Megan Dekic

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth celebrates her birthday July 24. In honor of the special day, the Playbill Vault looks back at her Broadway stage career.

Bruce Vilanch, Lesli Margherita and More Star in Free Reading of I Had A Ball Today

by Philippe Bowgen

Unsung Musicals Company continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of the 1964 musical comedy I Had A Ba…

Blood and Puppets Collide in Puppet Titus Andronicus, Opening Tonight

by Philippe Bowgen

The Puppet Shakespeare Players and STT Productions present the world premiere of Puppet Titus Andronicus – a new comedic take on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus performed in the style of Avenue Q &nd…

The Protagonist Makes Los Angeles Premiere Tonight

by Andrew Gans

Carthay Films presents the Los Angeles premiere of The Protagonist, a new comic play by Tim Livingston, beginning July 24 at the Lillian Theatre.

Stars from Phantom, Bullets Over Broadway, Avenue Q and More Are Part of Free Broadway in Bryant Park Concert Today

by Andrew Gans

The Broadway in Bryant Park concert series continues July 24. Over 40 theatre artists are participating in the free event, the third concert of the 14th season of the outdoor presentations.

Beth Leavel, Derek Klena, Jason Gotay, Christina Bianco, Natascia Diaz, Joy Franz Offer Tim Realbuto Plenty of Help July 24

by Andrew Gans

A host of Broadway artists join writer Tim Realbuto for Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), which is presented July 24 at 54 Below.

Eric Meyers, Jordan Stanley, Zakiya Young Star in Free Off-Broadway Musical The Lightning Thief, Opening Tonight

by Andrew Gans

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, presents the new musical The Lightning Thief — the featured production of its 26th annual Free Summer T…

PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Steel Pier to Promises, Promises; The Greatest Stage Moments of Birthday Gal Kristin Chenoweth

by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth celebrates her birthday July 24. has compiled some favorite photos featuring the stage and screen star.

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart Cast Members Pick Favorite Songs by Bert Berns

by Michael Gioia

Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opened Off-Broadway July 21 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Members of t…

Silly-String Gore for All! Puppet Titus Andronicus Starts Off-Broadway Performances


Watch your hands, because Puppet Titus is here! Puppet Titus Andronicus begins performances off-Broadway on July 24, with opening night set for July 30 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre. The play will…

American Premiere of The Good and the True Begins Performances Off-Broadway


The American premiere of The Good and the True starts preview performances on July 24 at off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre. The Daniel Hrbek-helmed production stars Isobel Pravda and Saul Reichlin. Written by D…

Interviews: ''RuPaul's Drag Race'' Runner-Up Alaska Sashays Into ''Sex and the City: Live!''

by Zachary Stewart

Interviews: Julia Stiles Travels Back to the Stage in a Downtown Train to ''Phoenix''

by Hayley Levitt

BWW Reviews: Aurora's Magical MARY POPPINS Brings New Surprises to Beloved Classic

by Matt Tamanini

There is something very special, even magical, in the wind in Lawrenceville this summer. As he did with last year's LES MISERABLES, director Justin Anderson has found exciting ways to bring new life to a belove…


by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are turning back the hands of time in viewing an unearthed piece of theatre history featuring the TV debut of Tony Award-winning legend Elaine Stritch singing and selling up a storm in honor of her pas…

Takuya Hiramitsu Discusses New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGER

by Pat Cerasaro

Takuya Hiramitsu, the director at the helm of the brand new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON set to premiere later this year in Tokyo, talks about his i…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

'I was doing a solo and I heard my foot crack'

by Emma John

Some cover their feet in glue, others slice at them with razor blades ... Emma John discovers what performing night after night does to a dancer's feet Continue reading...

Character building and what makes a truly great actor

by Dee Cannon and Lyn Gardner

What makes an actor truly great? The actor's job is to bring a scripted character to life. RADA's Dee Cannon outlines 10 questions that must be addressed in order to create a fully-realised three-dimensional pe…

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Theatre at the Center’s Entertaining BEVERLY HILLBILLIES Lacks Consistency and Detail

by James Murray

Warning: call_user_func_array() []: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, 'insertThumbnailRSS' was given in /home/content/52/9380252/html/wp-includes/plugin.php on lin…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City

by BroadwayWorld

Analisa Leaming, Tom Galantich and the entire cast of the upcoming production of The Sound of Music held a press preview of the musicallate last week. Internationally known director Philip Wm. McKinley returns …

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Away And Beyond With Cale MacLaren

by K.e. Weber

Third Door Theatre presents Away - Michael Gow's iconic Australian play first performed by the Griffin Theatre Company in 1986 State:  …

Obituary: Dr. Robert L. Goodale, surgeon and philanthropist

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

The ‘Mikado’ controversy: A call for calm discourse

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson provides some historical context for the debate surrounding the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s 2014 production of “The Mikado.”

Globe names 'Gents' (and that little dog, too)

Cast unveiled for outdoor production of Shakespeare comedy.

West End Review: Disney’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’

by Gordon Cox

Can an adaptation be too faithful? Directed with verve by Declan Donnellan across, up and down Nick Ormerod’s versatile Elizabethan theater set, the 28-strong cast of this grand screen-to-stage adaptation of …

Paul Williams Debuts a Love Song He Wrote for Elaine Stritch (Exclusive Audio)

by Ramin Setoodeh

Stritch was buried next to her husband John Bay at a small service

First Look trio of playwrights ready for new works’ showcase

Nearly every theater in town is on a quest to find, foster and showcase new plays and promising playwrights. Steppenwolf’s yearly First Look Repertory of New Work, the summertime showcase of plays in developm…

Irish Rep Will Present Reading of The Moors Featuring Bianca Amato, Hannah Cabell and More

by Philippe Bowgen

The Irish Repertory Theatre will continue its eighth season of its Reading Series with The Moors by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets at Yale Rep) July 28 at 3 PM.

“Planes: Fire and Rescue” – new animated movie from Disney – Los Angeles film review

by Pauline Adamek

With wildfires presently raging through Washington and Oregon states, and California and the rest of the country no stranger to devastation, Walt Disney Pictures’ newest animation release is timely and im…

First Listen: Paul Williams' Love Song for Elaine Stritch - 'Looking for Love in the Dark'

by BroadwayWorld

Variety just premiered a love song composer, singer-songwriter, director and actor Paul Williams wrote for the late, great Elaine Stritch last year after watching her documentary ELAINE STRITCH SHOOT ME. It's c…

Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin Spirtas and More in NYMF's MR. CONFIDENTIAL

by BroadwayWorld

'Days of Our Lives' star Kevin Spirtas leads a cast of 13 in the new musical comedy MR. CONFIDENTIAL, presented as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Directed and choreographed by Stephen Nacha…

BWW Recap: SYTYCD Top-16 Week with Guest Judge Misty Copeland & Performance by Lucy Hale: UPDATING LIVE!

by Matt Tamanini

Ok, after our Celebrity Guest-Recapper Natalie Weiss was absolutely on fire last week, I figured I had to step up my game tonight. So, as I did last year, I will be live updating tonight's Top-16 Episode of SO …

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7pm (Broadway Time)


by Matthew Murray

If you need a charismatic leading lady who’s at once lovable and caustic, seeming as prone to beat you senseless as to give you her life savings, why wouldn’t you cast Lynne Wintersteller?

Leight’s ‘Summer Shorts’ fall flat

by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Warren Leight found a nifty way to sum up 20 years’ worth of Knicks agony: In “Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6,” the Tony-winning writer of “Side Man”...

Holy Warriors, Shakespeare’s Globe

by Aleks Sierz

While it is something of a cliché to be reminded that forgetting the past is a sure way of repeating it, the problems of the Middle East are so acute that this thought might be worth taking seriously. In Holy …

Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End

by Review Roundups

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs --…

ROCKY's Margo Seibert to Bring BUSY BEING FREE to 54 Below, 7/28

by BroadwayWorld

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Margo Seibert in 'Busy Being Free' on July 28, 2014.

John Gallagher, Jr. Set for HOT SCHOTTS at The Bowery Electric, 7/29

by BroadwayWorld

Schott NYC Presents Hot Schotts starring John Gallagher, Jr. at The Bowery Electric on July 29th.

Chryssie Whitehead to Star as 'Cassie' in 5th Avenue Theatre's A CHORUS LINE This Fall

by BroadwayWorld

5th Avenue Theatre just announced via its Facebook page that Chryssie Whitehead will star as 'Cassie' in A CHORUS LINE this fall.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Rising star Zak Reynolds takes on ‘Dogfight’ lead at WaterTower Theatre

by Nancy Churnin

Review: Shakespeare in Love

Playwright Lee Hall brings this Oscar-winning film to the West End stage.

Theater News: Gay Marriage Gets "Oprahfied"

Rachel Dunham, the Australian star of NYMF's Oprahfication, and her partner took advantage of New York's commitment to marriage equality.

Review: Cats (Tour-Plymouth)

A fantastic five-star cast gallantly resuscitating a creaky piece in Cats playing in Plymouth

Reviews: ''Shakespeare in Love''

by David Gordon

Theater News: Gay Marriage Gets "Oprahfied"

by Bethany Rickwald

Shakespeare in Love, Noel Coward Theatre, review: Deliciously funny and absurd

“Comedy, love – and a bit with a dog. That's what they want,” declares Thomas Henslowe, the debt-ridden theatre manager in Shakespeare in Love. We'll come to the love in a moment.  But first things first…

See Patti LuPone Light Up 54 Below in The Lady with the Torch


Tony winner Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below with her fabulous cabaret show The Lady With the Torch. Here's a taste of the talented star in action!

The Show: Andrew Rannells Goes Glam! Patti LuPone Reigns! Jeremy Jordan vs. Will Swenson?!


On this week’s brand new episode of The Show, we’ve got an out-of-town Smackdown, a heartfelt salute to Elaine Stritch, big news from Bryan Cranston and much more.

Photos! Go Between the Sheets with Sex with Strangers Stars Anna Gunn & Billy Magnussen


Get a first look at photos of Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers, starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. The new Second Stage production opens July 30, 2014 at the Tony Kiser Theatre.

Photos! Take a Trip to Texas with the Cast of Off-Broadway’s Mala Hierba


Get a first look at production photos of off-Broadway’s Mala Hierba, starring Marta Milans, Roberta Colindrez, Sandra Marquez and Ana Nogueira. The play by Tanya Saracho opens July 28, 2014 at Second Stag…

Meet the Cast of ‘You Can’t Take it With You,’ Featuring James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford and More!

by Broadway's Best Shows

The star-studded cast of You Can’t Take It With You, which returns to Broadway August 26th with an opening set for September 28th, met with the media on July 23. The production is directed by si…

July 23, 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…

Shakespeare in Love, Noël Coward Theatre

by Alexandra Coghlan

“Comedy, and a bit with a dog”. That’s what audiences really want according to the hapless would-be-impresario Mr Henslowe, and that’s certainly what they get in Lee Hall’s new stage adaptation of Joh…

Feisty Old Jew

by Michael R. Kelly

Actor and performer Charlie Varon has a definite propensity when it comes to storytelling: a laidback and welcoming presence, a passionate mind full of churning ideas, and what a voice! Spanning mellow depths t…

Review: Shakespeare in Love, Noël Coward Theatre

by Camilla Gurtler

Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s screen play Shakespeare In Love took the public by storm, and even though critics weren’t exactly impressed (when are they ever) it harvested several Oscars and found its way …

Hartford Stage Welcomes Playwright Kimber Lee as 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow

by BroadwayWorld

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced that playwright Kimber Lee will be the 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage.

Photo Coverage: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Company Meets the Press!

by Walter McBride

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre 220 West 48th Street, with an opening night set for Septe…

NYMF - Central Avenue Breakdown in Concert

by Aya Esther Hayashi

I finally saw it! Well...heard/saw it.  Kind of.  Whatever.  It was a concert staging. I first caught wind of Central Avenue Breakdown following its successful run at the 2011 New York Musial The…

Review - Atomic the Musical Off Broadway

by Christopher Caggiano

You gotta admire the cojones on anyone who writes a musical called Atomic. I mean, theater critics and their editors can be mean enough with headlines even without such low-hanging fruit. OK, I'll bite: Atomic …

Off-Broadway Review: ‘They Call Me Q’ at St. Lukes Theatre

by Mallory Delchamp

While one-person shows can be a daunting endeavor for many performers, Qurrat Ann Kadwani tackles the feat head on with her one-woman, emotionally charged comedy, THEY CALL ME Q which is directed by Obaid Kadwa…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

'Mice' with Franco, O'Dowd will be filmed onstage

Franco, O'Dowd, Meester will be filmed onstage for theatrical release.        

The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – @mtc_nyc announces full casting for #THECOUNTRYHOUSE with #Tony win…

Bill Maher: Still funny and still doesn't care what you think

In a world where snarky political pundits like Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver command some of the highest TV ratings, Bill Maher enters his 12th season of "Real Time" on HBO as nonplusse…

Theater Review: ‘Shakespeare in Love: The Play,’ in London

by Ben Brantley

The Oscar-winning film that pondered the sexual and writing habits of William Shakespeare is adapted for the stage in “Shakespeare in Love: The Play.”

Ángel Corella Is Named Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet

by Roslyn Sulcas

The former American Ballet Theater principal Ángel Corella will become the artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet in September, the company announced on Tuesday.

LAST DAYS – works by Alexander Calder at LACMA – Los Angeles art review

by Pauline Adamek

  Alexander Calder. Whimsical mobiles. Free-standing ‘stabiles.’ A surrealist painting come to life! I’ve always loved those kinetic sculptures—the pretty mobiles of elegantly suspended shapes on w…


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