Green Day's "American Idiot" lets music tell the story by Ray Mark Rinaldi

There's always good reason to be skeptical when a new play comes along recycling pop hits into a staged musical.

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People You Should Know . . . Kate Kenney by Zack

Kate Kenney is a BFA graduateof the Mason Gross School of theArts at Rutgers, and she also studied at Shakespeare's Globe inLondonfor a year.  She has originated roles in two of Don Nig…

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Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz Lands a Role in NBC Pilot County by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz has been cast in the pilot of the upcoming NBC drama County, according to Deadline.com. The Jason Katims project, which will chronicle the lives of youn…

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Tickets Available Tomorrow for Broadway's CLYBOURNE PARK by BroadwayWorld

Tickets for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park will be made available to the general public tomorrow, Saturday, March 3. Clybourne Park will open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr …

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Letters: Gay culture, the rise of corporate rock, and dodgy musicals

Alexis Petridis's article about the decline of gay culture in pop music (Straight and narrow, G2, 29 February) was thoughtful and interesting. Further reasons why it declined: during the 195…

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Saturday interview: comedian Susan Calman by Emine Saner

Susan Calman has not had it easy. Growing up gay in Glasgow was like being 'a vegan abattoir worker'. At 30 she gave up the law to become a comedian, and it's starting to pay offThe lucky th…

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Competition: Meet Mr Tumble and other CBeebies stars!

We have FIVE family tickets to CBeebies Live! Enter our competition to win one – and meet the cast and characters afterwards at the venue of your choice (a family ticket is for four people…

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- George Salazar! by BroadwayWorld

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 next edit…

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Exclusive! Godspell's Hunter Parrish on His New EP Guessing Games and Why He's 'Not Like Taylor Swift' by Michael Mellini

Godspell's resident Jesus and Weeds star Hunter Parrish is adding another credit to his resume: solo artist. Parrish recently completed an EP record titled Guessing Games that will soon …

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Broadway Beauty Pageant All Set to Dazzle by Michael Block

The annual Broadway Beauty Pageant has all their pieces in place! Jackie Hoffman, Tonya Pinkins, and Michael Musto are set to judge this year's pageant. Battling for the crown this year are …

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People You Should Know . . . Kate Kenney by Zack

Kate Kenney is a BFA graduateof the Mason Gross School of theArts at Rutgers, and she also studied at Shakespeare's Globe inLondonfor a year.  She has originated roles in two of Don Nig…

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Seven days on stage: Rylance, Djalili and Braff are in, but Gareth Gates is out by Alistair Smith

The West End welcomes Zach Braff and awaits Mark Rylance and Omid Djalili, but Pop Idol star won't be joining them as Hair tour is pulled; meanwhile, the passport office insults actorsScrubs…

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Character Study: See Sister Act’s Patina Miller Get Glitzy in Her Deloris Van Cartier ‘Drag’ by Broadway.com

It takes more than just thigh-high boots and false eyelashes for Sister Act star Patina Miller to reinvent herself as the truly fabulous Deloris Van Cartier. As Miller layers on the gli…

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How to Succeed Star Nick Jonas Hopes to Headline Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli by Broadway.com

Now that pop star Nick Jonas has wowed audiences as J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, there’s another ‘60s-era musi…

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Simon Hoggart's week: War Horse's stable closes its doors by Simon Hoggart

Twickenham Film Studios' sad end, gunfight at a vacant lot near the OK Corral and Joely Richardson's family semaphore habit✒ Round where we live we're very sad indeed about the likely clos…

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Saturday interview: comedian Susan Calman by Emine Saner

Susan Calman has not had it easy. Growing up gay in Glasgow was like being 'a vegan abattoir worker'. At 30 she gave up the law to become a comedian, and it's starting to pay offThe lucky th…

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Paul Daniels: My family values

The magician talks about his familyMy mum, Nancy, and dad, Newton, loved each other to bits, so I was fortunate to have a happy childhood. They were a formidable double act. He was Mr Practi…

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News: Harper/Moore announce commitment to the arts/NTS by The Charlebois Post

GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT TAKES CENTRE STAGEjoel fishbaneThe Canadian government will invest $9.2 million dollars in the National Theatre School over the next two years, Heritage Minister James …

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Letters: Gay culture, the rise of corporate rock, and dodgy musicals

Alexis Petridis's article about the decline of gay culture in pop music (Straight and narrow, G2, 29 February) was thoughtful and interesting. Further reasons why it declined: during the 195…

Linked From The Guardian at 04:29PM

How to Succeed Star Nick Jonas Hopes to Headline Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli by Broadway.com

Now that pop star Nick Jonas has wowed audiences as J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, there’s another ‘60s-era musi…

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How to Succeed Star Nick Jonas Hopes to Headline Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli by Broadway.com

Now that pop star Nick Jonas has wowed audiences as J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, there’s another ‘60s-era musi…

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Jesus Christ Superstar actors featured in Vanity Fair by Jennifer Pagliaro

Three Canadian theatre stars have not only found their way from Stratford to Broadway, but also onto the pages of the April issue of Vanity Fair.

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BWW TV Exclusive: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 6 - Marc Kudisch, Cass Morgan & More by Submissions Only

Submissions Only, Broadways favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, continues in its second season with special guest stars Mark Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan Memphis, Mary Poppins, …

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Watch Neil Patrick Harris Take on Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and Other Disney Classics by Broadway.com

The fantastic hosting skills of Broadway veteran Neil Patrick Harris are hardly a secret thanks to his delightful turns as host of the Tony and Emmy Awards. So when Disney was ready to launc…

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Broadway Beauty Pageant All Set to Dazzle by Michael Block

The annual Broadway Beauty Pageant has all their pieces in place! Jackie Hoffman, Tonya Pinkins, and Michael Musto are set to judge this year's pageant. Battling for the crown this year are …

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Marc Kudish, Cass Morgan Star on SUBMISSIONS ONLY Episode 6 by BroadwayWorld

Submissions Only, Broadways behind-the-scenes sitcom continues its second season today with episode six, featuring guest star appearances by Marc Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan M…

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Once by Rodney Sexton

Even after a show runs for 2 months off-Broadway, you might expect it to take a little time to find its legs in the new space of a Broadway house. As of its third preview Once has found its …

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Sierra Boggess & Company Celebrate Love, Loss and What I Wore’s Final Month Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

After dishing about love and fashion in Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore, the 30th and final cast of the hit show headed out a night out on the town. Broadway fa…

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Coming to Broadway in 2012: "Matilda the Musical" and Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" by TheaterMania

Coming to Broadway in 2012: "Matilda the Musical" and Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" From: theatermania Views: 30 0 ratings Time: 01:21 More in Entertai…

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Seven days on stage: Rylance, Djalili and Braff are in, but Gareth Gates is out by Alistair Smith

The West End welcomes Zach Braff and awaits Mark Rylance and Omid Djalili, but Pop Idol star won't be joining them as Hair tour is pulled; meanwhile, the passport office insults actorsScrubs…

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The Real Pain of "Hurt Village" by Jan Simpson

A bumper crop of talented young playwrights has popped up over the last few years.  Annie Baker, Tarell Alvin McCraney and Amy Herzog have all had plays produced by major companies, rec…

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Six Meals In Memphis: More than Ribs and Peanut Butter & Banana sandwiches by Richard Ouzounian

Great food awaits travelers to Memphis, Tennessee. There's barbeque, sure, but also check out the crispy duck on wild rice waffles.

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BWW TV Exclusive: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 6 - Marc Kudisch, Cass Morgan & More by Submissions Only

Submissions Only, Broadways favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, continues in its second season with special guest stars Mark Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan Memphis, Mary Poppins, …

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Marc Kudish, Cass Morgan Star on SUBMISSIONS ONLY Episode 6 by BroadwayWorld

Submissions Only, Broadways behind-the-scenes sitcom continues its second season today with episode six, featuring guest star appearances by Marc Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan M…

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Chuck Mead of “Million Dollar Quartet” to Perform at Joe’s Pub Tomorrow, March 3 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s music supervisor and acclaimed musician Chuck Mead will be playing a one night only concert tomorrow, March 3 at 9:30 PM at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Tic…

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REVIEW: Silence! The Musical by JK

Review of the Saturday, February 25 performance at the 9th Theatre Space at P.S. 122, New York City.  Starring David Garrison, Jenn Harris, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupre, …

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Disney’s ‘Newsies the Musical’ Comes to Broadway by Dan Barry

“Newsies the Musical,” a coming Disney Broadway production, recounts a strike waged in 1899 by New York newsboys (with a few historical embellishments).

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Photo of the Week: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Vanity Fair by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Here is our photo of the week from this month’s Vanity Fair featuring Matthew Broderick, Kelli O’Hara and the cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. A pretty amazing shot by legend…

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Show People: Kristin Chenoweth by Broadway.com

Show People: Kristin Chenoweth After appearing as the very first guest on Show People, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth returned to Broadway.com's studios to chat with host Paul Wontorek a…

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Simon Paisley Day to Lead The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe by Broadway.com

Simon Paisley Day will play Petruchio opposite Samantha Spiro as Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe. Performances will begin on June 23, directed by Toby Frow.…

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Daughters of Lot by Theasy.com

2012 Frigid Festival, UNDER St. Marks, Off Off Broadway By Joseph Samuel Wright BOTTOM LINE: A saucy, sultry, and surprising play about feminism, today's woman, and sex. One of the c…

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Photo Coverage: Susan Stroman, John Tartaglia, et al. at StageWrite iPad App Launch by Jennifer Broski

StageWrite just launched its new iPad App with lots of theatre veterans in attendance includingSusan Stroman, John Tartaglia, Sierra Boggess, Joshua Henry, Will Swenson, Scott Ellis, Felipe …

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Justin Long Debuts on Broadway in Seminar April 3 by David Rogers

Justin Long, the star of “He’s Just Not That Into You” and Apple television ads, will be making his Broadway debut when he joins “Seminar” later this year. He will take over the ro…

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Character Study: Patina Miller on Playing Deloris Van Cartier in "Sister Act" on Broadway by Broadway.com

Character Study: Patina Miller on Playing Deloris Van Cartier in "Sister Act" on Broadway Buy Tickets to "Sister Act": http://www.broadway.com/shows/sister-act/ From: Br…

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Character Study: See Sister Act’s Patina Miller Get Glitzy in Her Deloris Van Cartier ‘Drag’ by Broadway.com

It takes more than just thigh-high boots and false eyelashes for Sister Act star Patina Miller to reinvent herself as the truly fabulous Deloris Van Cartier. As Miller layers on the gli…

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'Salesman' and more spring shows on B'way

Broadway's fall season will be remembered for its extraordinary number of good new plays and its weak new musicals. This spring, we again have a remarkable assortment of new plays, but more …

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BWW TV Exclusive: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 6 - Marc Kudisch, Cass Morgan & More by Submissions Only

Submissions Only, Broadways favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, continues in its second season with special guest stars Mark Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan Memphis, Mary Poppins, …

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Marc Kudish, Cass Morgan Star on SUBMISSIONS ONLY Episode 6 by BroadwayWorld

Submissions Only, Broadways behind-the-scenes sitcom continues its second season today with episode six, featuring guest star appearances by Marc Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan M…

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Jackie Hoffman, Tonya Pinkins, Michael Musto to Judge 2012 BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT by BroadwayWorld

Celebrity judges for the sixth annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant have been announced. Jackie Hoffman The Addams Family, pop culture columnist Michael Musto, and Tonya Pinkins Caroline, or C…

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THE COLUMNIST: Behind the Scenes with John Lithgow by Manhattan Theatre Club

Don't miss John Lithgow in Manhattan Theatre Club's THE COLUMNIST, the fascinating new play from Tony Award®- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan…

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The Real Pain of "Hurt Village" by Jan Simpson

A bumper crop of talented young playwrights has popped up over the last few years.  Annie Baker, Tarell Alvin McCraney and Amy Herzog have all had plays produced by major companies, rec…

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The Point of No Return - continued by The Phantom of the Opera

The Point of No Return - continued http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com Thirty-third in a series of clips from the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the Opera. With Gerard Butler as The P…

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The Point of No Return by The Phantom of the Opera

The Point of No Return http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com Thirty-second in a series of clips from the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the Opera.With Gerard Butler as The Phantom and E…

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Don Juan Triumphant by The Phantom of the Opera

Don Juan Triumphant http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com Thirty-first in a series of clips from the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the Opera.Featuring Minnie Driver as Carlotta and Vi…

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Sondheim Reveals New Show, Chita Rivera Returns & More Theater News by Tom Mizer

Extra! Extra! We’ve got your quick and tasty theater news headlines for the week that was: Music theater deity Stephen Sondheim let slip to London’s Evening Standard that he is w…

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Simon Hoggart's week: War Horse's stable closes its doors by Simon Hoggart

Twickenham Film Studios' sad end, gunfight at a vacant lot near the OK Corral and Joely Richardson's family semaphore habit✒ Round where we live we're very sad indeed about the likely clos…

Linked From The Guardian at 02:26PM

Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz Lands a Role in NBC Pilot County by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz has been cast in the pilot of the upcoming NBC drama County, according to Deadline.com. The Jason Katims project, which will chronicle the lives of youn…

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'Kridina' Hits the Road, Audra Has a Private Crush & Other Lessons of the Week by Broadway.com

That’s a wrap for another week on Broadway! What have we learned? Well, the original stars of Wicked sure are keeping busy, for one thing, and Audra McDonald would get smoochy with a c…

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Show People: Kristin Chenoweth by Broadway.com

Show People: Kristin Chenoweth After appearing as the very first guest on Show People, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth returned to Broadway.com's studios to chat with host Paul Wontorek a…

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STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Performs 'Defying Gravity' at Barefoot at the Symphony by Stage Tube

Idina Menzel performs Defying Gravity from the Broadway smash Wicked with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. Watch the clip below

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