Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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News: A new surprise ending for 'The Mousetrap' by Howard Shapiro

It happened Wednesday night at the Walnut Street Theatre production, in front of an audience of about 1,100. Inquirer theater critic Howard Shapiro reports from the Walnut.

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Phylicia Rashad to Star in NBC's DO NO HARM by BroadwayWorld

TV Guide reports that Phylicia Rashad has been added to the cast of the pilot episode for NBC's Do No Harm, slated to play Dr. Vanessa Young. Young has a co-worker, Jeffrey Kohl, with a dang…

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BWW TV: Paper Mill's DAMN YANKEES Cast Meets the Press by BroadwayWorld TV

Paper Mill Playhouse is currently in rehearsals for Damn Yankees, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by Denis Jones. The cast f…

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Review: The National Ballet of Canada by Michael Crabb

Dancing hens, a real pony, a maypole, butter churn, clogs and ubiquitous red umbrella! Can this really be a classical ballet?

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The real-life inspirations behind Smash by Stefanie Cohen

The new NBC show “Smash,” about the making of a Broadway hit, is filled with intrigue, back-stabbing, sexual innuendo and tons of raw ambition. And that’s just the back story. The seri…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Marylouise Burke, Jane Kaczmarek, Jon Tenney to Star in Geffen Playhouse's Good People by Andy Propst

Cherise Boothe, Sara Botsford, Marylouise Burke, Brad Flesicher, and Jon Tenney will join previously announced star Jane Kaczmarek in the Geffen Playhouse's production of David Lindsay-…

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Review: Venus in Fur by Andy Propst

Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy give even sharper performances than before in David Ives' comedy-drama now at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.

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Review: Rated P for Parenthood by Iris Wiener

This new musical comedy about the trials and tribulations of being a parent is consistently thoughtful and incessantly funny.

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Last Madam of Original Inspiration for BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Dies at 84 by BroadwayWorld

Edna Milton Chadwell, the last living madam of the Chicken Ranch brothel that inspired the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas died on February 25, DailyMail reports. She wa…

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IDOL WATCH: The Top 12 Girls Hit the Stage! by Kelsey Denette

Tonight on AMERICAN IDOL, it was the girls' turn to sing for your votes. Who rose to the occasion and who fell flat Find out now

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Sister Act,’ ‘Grinch’ musicals coming in fall

The 2012 Broadway in Chicago fall schedule got a little more crowded Wednesday with the addition of three shows to its previously announced “Kinky Boots” and “The Book of Mormon.” Ne…

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Dance Moms - Season 2 Episode 8 - The Runaway Mom - Todrick Hall & Ashley Everett Recap by DanceOn

Dance Moms - Season 2 Episode 8 - The Runaway Mom - Todrick Hall & Ashley Everett Recap Dance Moms Season 2, Episode 8 - "The Runaway Mom" In this FYI recap, Todrick Hall an…

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Review: Rated P for Parenthood by Gregory Wilson

his hits all the expected targets from one of the (often) most frustrating and (sometimes) most rewarding experiences in life

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'As Wide As I Can See' by Jason Fitzgerald

Mark Snyder's emotionally overwrought "As Wide as I Can See," produced by At Hand Theatre Company at Here Arts Center, is overstuffed and immature.

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Rated P for Parenthood

Legit Reviews||Off Broadway: The material here is on the generic side, with cliches to spare.

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'Red' run extended at Seattle Rep

It doesn't open until tonight, but "Red" is already proving to be a big seller at Seattle Repertory Theatre. The theater has just announced that it is extending the play's run until March 24…

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U.S. THEATER CRITICS NAME SIX FINALISTS FOR NATION’S LARGEST NEW PLAY AWARD by Sandi Durell

By: Sandi Durell   The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, reco…

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Broadway Talks With Nick Jonas

Jordan Roth, of Jujamcyn Theaters, will interview Nick Jonas at the Kaufmann Concert Hall on March 4, as part of the 92nd Street Y's Broadway Talks series.

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Intiman hires managing director

The theater has picked Keri Kellerman, a Seattle administrator and fundraiser for nonprofit groups.

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When are the 2012 Tony Awards? by Sherry Stern

Now that the Oscars are over we can move on to Broadway's big night, the 2012 Tony Awards. They will take place on June 10 in a three-hour ceremony at New York's Beacon Theatre.

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The Spotlight: Evan Brenner in 'Buddha: A Fantastic Journey' by Kelly Scott

The first thing you notice about Evan Brenner, who plays Buddha in a new one-man show at the Bootleg Theater, is that he looks nothing like the pot-bellied, crossed-legged, jolly-looking fig…

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Jennifer Westfeldt Steps Behind The Camera for 'Friends With Kids' by Jenelle Riley

Westfeldt brings her Toronto Film Festival hit, "Friends With Kids," starring Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, and Maya Rudolph, to theater March 9.

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Theater Review: ‘Rutherford & Son’ at Mint Theater by Rachel Saltz

In its revival of the 1912 “Rutherford & Son,” the Mint Theater charts the difficult family dynamics in the household of an industrial mogul.

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Theater Review: Julia May Jonas’s ‘Evelyn,’ at Bushwick Starr by Jason Zinoman

Julia May Jonas’s “Eyelyn” is set in a Pennsylvania mental institution.

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Theater Review: ‘Rated P for Parenthood’ at Westside Theater by Anita Gates

Half of “Rated P for Parenthood” at the Westside Theater is sweet and wistfully funny, and the other half is a demographically opportunistic mash-up.

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Theater Review: ‘As Wide as I Can See’ by Mark Snyder at Here Arts Center by Andy Webster

In “As Wide as I Can See” by Mark Snyder, friends work through their history in an Ohio town.

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Hugh Jackman Tells Kristin Chenoweth: 'You Gotta' Do On the Twentieth Century by Broadway.com

Broadway darling Kristin Chenoweth is plotting her return to the stage as the star of a 2013 Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the musical On the Twentieth Century. Cheering her on is he…

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NY Review: 'Rated P for Parenthood' by Suzy Evans

Actor Sandy Rustin, in her writing debut, clings to stale parenting scenarios in the musical revue "Rated P for Parenthood" at the Westside Theatre.

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RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"... try as it might (and boy, does it try), the show is only about as funny as it is original — which is to say, not very."

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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The Guide — Theater Listings 03.02.12

OPENING ABSOLUTE HELL. Gift Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of Rodney Ackland’s play, which takes place one month after World War II has ended. Directed by Sheldon Patinkin. Previews Ma…

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Hellish ‘Orpheus Descending’ rises at Shattered Globe

The plays of Tennessee Williams are forever with us, both in the spirit and in the flesh. And while it is his “top three” works (“The Glass Menagerie,” “A Streetcar Named Desire”…

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Fuse Interview: Viva August Strindberg — The Great Swedish Modernist by Bill Marx

August Strindberg's work unquestionably has not received the degree of popular acclaim in America that it deserves. It's a bit mysterious, given that major U.S. playwrights -- Eugene O'Neill…

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On Being a So-Called Political Playwright by Karen Malpede by HowlRound

Proposed. The McCarthy era maintains a lethal, if invisible, grip on the American theater. The bugaboo may no longer be Communism, but there are plenty of ideas forbidden, still. To be a pol…

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Justin Guarini to Take on JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the MUNY in July by BroadwayWorld

Broadway sensation and recording artist Justin Guarini will captivate St. Louis audiences when he stars in the Muny's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, July 23-29, …

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William Shatner to Appear on Charlie Rose, 2/29 by BroadwayWorld

TV and film star William Shatner will appear tonight on Charlie Rose. His one man show SHATNERS WORLD WE JUST LIVE IN IT plays Broadways Music Box Theatre 239 West 45th Street until this Su…

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TT: Almanac

"In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date...

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Review: My Kinda Town (Nothing Special Productions) by Scotty Zacher

This play is uneven, but it has some genuinely great moments. Act I clocks in at over an hour, and could use some judicious editing, while Act II clips along at barely 30 minutes, and ties t…

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Justin Guarini makes his Muny debut

He'll star in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Mike Daisey to perform ‘Steve Jobs’ monologue at Chicago Theatre

Actor-writer Mike Daisey will give a special one-night only performance of his acclaimed monologue, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” on April 7 at 7 p.m. at The Chicago Theatre…

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A choreographer's 15 minutes of must-see dance by Paula Citron

Crystal Pite’s Dark Matters challenges an audience to reflect on nothing less than the mysteries of humankind and the universe itself

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The 20 Top Theater Shows of Spring by David Cote

Spring hasn't quite yet sprung, but here are 20 of the most exciting upcoming plays, musicals and classic revivals.

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THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light by Adam Hetrick

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share ten of the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

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No Title by Michael Strassheim

WILLIAM SHATNER SURROUNDED BY DARKNESS TONIGHT ON “CHARLIE ROSE” TV and film superstar William Shatner will appear tonight on “Charlie Rose.”  His one man show SHATNER’S WORLD: W…

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Beau Bridges, Margo Martindale Sign on for MASTERS OF SEX Pilot by BroadwayWorld

Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Beau Bridges and Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale have joined the SHOWTIME drama pilot MASTERS OF SEX. Bridges will play University Chancellor Bar…

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HOW TO SUCCEED's Tammy Blanchard To Appear on Lifetime and CBS by BroadwayWorld

Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Tammy Blanchard will star opposite Kristin Davis in the original Lifetime TV movie Of Two Minds. Blanchard plays Davis younger sister who is dealing…

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STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Promotes GCB on GOOD MORNING AMERICA by Stage Tube

Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth was a guest on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. The actress spoke about her new upcoming show on ABC entitled GCB, which debuts on March 4th. Click…

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BWW TV: Paper Mill's DAMN YANKEES in Rehearsal - First Look! by BroadwayWorld TV

Paper Mill Playhouse is currently in rehearsals for Damn Yankees, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by Denis Jones. The cast f…

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A Manifesto for the 21st Century Literary Office by Otis Ramsey-Zoe by HowlRound

The future is a wish. What are your wildest dreams for the literary office of the future? 1. In the literary office of the future, isolation and solitude are abolished. No one is alone. 2. I…

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Toronto’s Stafford Arima revives Carrie, the musical by Richard Ouzounian

Carrie, the musical, based on the movie of the Stephen King book, was a flop when it opened in New York in 1988. It’s being revived off-Broadway by Stafford Arima.

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Stratford’s Jesus Christ Superstar prepares for its Broadway run by Richard Ouzounian

Jesus Christ Superstar, with a Canadian cast that includes Paul Nolan, Chilina Kennedy and Bruce Dow, opens in preview Thursday at Neil Simon Theatre.

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Tickets Now on Sale for Lonely, I’m Not, Starring Topher Grace & Olivia Thirlby by Broadway.com

Tickets are now available for the world premiere of Paul Weitz's comedy Lonely, I’m Not, starring screen favorites Topher Grace and Olivia Thirlby. Performances will begin at off-B…

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Check Out How to Succeed’s Tammy Blanchard and Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis in New Lifetime Movie by Broadway.com

Tammy Blanchard, who plays sexy secretary Hedy LaRue in the hit Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, is headed for the small screen in Of Two Minds, a n…

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Kevin Kline awards to honor Joe Schulte

The lifetime achievement award is a new honor

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more in…

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Playbill Vault: Marin Mazzie Shares Her Passion For Sondheim

Currently starring Off-Broadway in the revival of Carrie, Marin Mazzie took the time to speak to Playbill about originating the role of Clara in the 1994 original Broadway production of Pa…

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Michael Miller Named Executive Director of Children's Musical Theater San Jose by Bethany Rickwald

Children's Musical Theater San Jose has named Michael Miller to be the company's new executive director, according to MercuryNews.com. Miller will leave his position as executiv…

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PHOTO FLASH: Howard McGillin and Company of Paper Mill's Damn Yankees Meet the Press by David Gordon

The cast and creative team of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Damn Yankees met the press on Wednesday, February 29 at the Foxwoods Theatre rehearsal studio. Cast members Howard McGil…

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Sasha Castroverde, Sierra Kagen, and More Set for Bad Habit's Much Ado About Nothing...With a Twist! by Sarah Moore

Bad Habit Productions has announced casting for William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing...With a Twist!, adapted and directed by Daniel Morris and performing at the Calderwood Pav…

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Orchestral Tracks For Lysistrata Jones Cast Album to Be Recorded March 1 by Andy Propst

The musical tracks for an original cast album of Lysistrata Jones will be recorded on March 1, according to posts on the show's official Twitter and Tumblr accounts. No further details…

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Craig Marker, Aldo Billingslea to Star in Marin Theatre Company's Othello, the Moor of Venice by Bethany Rickwald

Marin Theatre Company will present Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice, March 29-April 22. Artistic director Jasson Minadakis will direct. In the play, Othello, general of the V…

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Wicked Alums Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel Head out on Concert Tours by David Rogers

Former “Wicked” stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel have both announced separate concert tours that will keep them on the road throughout North America later this year. Tony Award w…

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Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream **

Guildhall School of Music and Drama The current crop of Guildhall singers are a well-drilled outfit and a credit to their great school. The students are not to blame for the disappointment o…

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Marrying George Clooney, With Meghan Duffy, Eliza Ventura, Colleen Zenk, Begins in NYC by Michael Gioia

CAP21 Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From a Midlife Crisis, a new play by Amy Ferris, Ken Ferris and Krista Lyons. It plays a preview day…

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Circa opens tonight by Thomas Garvey

Circa, another boundary-pushing circus act (this time from Australia) opens at the Paramount tonight, as a joint presentation of Celebrity Series and ArtsEmerson. I feel comfortable promoti…

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NBC’s Smash Make a Musical – Video Highlights by Jasonc

NBC’s SMASH and iTheatrics have teamed up to create SMASH: Make a Musical, a non-profit program that is currently building self-sustaining, cost-effective musical theater programs in 2…

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Topher Grace Goes Off-Broadway with ‘Lonely, I’m Not’ by David Rogers

Topher Grace, best known for his work in the Fox television series “That ‘70s Show,” will make his professional stage debut this spring in the comedy “Lonely, I’m Not,” which wil…

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Photo Flash: The Complete Broadway Cast of EVITA in Rehearsal! by BroadwayWorld

A New Argentina indeed Check out this photo of the complete cast of the new Broadway production of EVITA, who posed after the company's final run-through at the rehearsal studio late last we…

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BWW TV: First Look at the All New CARRIE! Performance Highlights! by BroadwayWorld TV

The newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical, had its first preview on January 31, 2012 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The show will open officially tomorrow, M…

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Kristin Chenoweth Dishes About Her GCB Mean Girl Character & Upcoming Tour on Good Morning America by Broadway.com

In anticipation of her sexy new ABC comedy GCB, Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth dropped by Good Morning America on February 29 to divulge some secrets about…

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Broadway-Bound Eric McCormack Blesses the Lord Onstage at Godspell by Broadway.com

Before beginning his run as presidential contender Joseph Cantwell in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Eric McCormack took in a performance of Godspell, a s…

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Nice Work Stars Matthew Broderick & Kelli O'Hara Get Dolled Up for Vanity Fair by Broadway.com

If you need proof that Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara clean up nicely, look no further than to Annie Leibovitz’s delicious portrait of the Nice Work If You Can Get It stars i…

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Karen Hines: Calgary's new Drama queen by Shelley Youngblut

Forget her trademark horror clowns Mump & Smoot. Karen Hines’s surreal new play mines the truly scary world of network TV

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Grinch,’ ‘Sister Act’ set for Broadway in Chicago season

The 2012 Broadway in Chicago fall schedule got a little more crowded Wednesday with the addition of three shows to its previously announced “Kinky Boots” and “The Book of Mormon.” Ne…

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Trap Door Theatre to Offer March 4 Me Too, I Am Catherine Deneuve Benefit Performance by Andy Propst

Trap Door Theatre will offer a one-night-only encore performance of Pierre Notte's Me Too, I Am Catherine Deneuve, translated by Nicholas Tonozzi, on March 4. The event will raise fund…

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Groban, Paul Simon, Trisha Yearwood Set for A Celebration of Paul Newman's Dream by Dan Bacalzo

Josh Groban, Paul Simon and Trisha Yearwood will be among the performers for A Celebration of Paul Newman's Dream, to be held at Lincoln Center on Monday, April 2 at 7pm. Joanne Woodwar…

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Cloris Leachman, John Cusack Set for Adult World Film by Bethany Rickwald

Cloris Leachman is to appear in director Scott Coffey's upcoming film Adult World, according to Deadline.com. Leachman will play the owner of the erotic bookstore that is the onl…

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Newsies Parody Newsadoozies to Premiere at UCB in March by Sarah Moore

Newsadoozies: A Man-Eating Musical, a new musical comedy one-act will debut at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre at 8pm on Monday, March 12, with an encore performance on Monday, March 19…

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Mary Birdsong, Missi Pyle Join Percy Jackson & The Olympians Film by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veterans Mary Birdsong and Missi Pyle have joined the cast of Thor Freudenthal's film Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Sea of Monsters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The…

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Molly Shannon to Play Recurring Role on HBO's Enlightened by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran Molly Shannon will play a recurring role on the HBO comedy series, Enlightened, according to Deadline.com. The actress will play Eileen, described as "the loyal execut…

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Bard labour: Patrick Stewart and Simon Callow tackle Shakespeare the man by Andrew Dickson

What kind of a man was Shakespeare? A cold husband and a cruel father – or quite the party man? Patrick Stewart and Simon Callow recreate his life in two very different productions'I've al…

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Figure 8, Boom, The Treatment, and more new reviews . . .

Kevin SharpThe tawdriness of family life, in "Figure 8" at Theatre of NOTE​Phinneas Kiyomura's discerning family drama, Figure 8 at Theatre of NOTE, is this week's Pick of the Week. ​Our…

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Stephen Sondheim has '20 or 30 minutes' written of a new musical by Margaret Wappler

Stephen Sondheim may not give a whit about posterity, as he tells a reporter with the London Evening Standard, but that doesn't mean he's content to rest on his classics. In a lengthy chat i…

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Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth Will Launch Concert Tour in May; Itinerary Announced by Michael Gioia

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth has announced dates for her first concert tour, which is scheduled to kick off May 9 in Seattle. A Tony winner for her work in You'r…

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: Jesus Christ Superstar on Stage and Screen by Matthew Blank

The new Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar begins previews March 1. Playbill.com looks back at a number of past stage and screen adaptations of…

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Davy Jones, Member of The Monkees and a Tony Nominee for Oliver!, Dead at 66 by Robert Simonson

Davy Jones, who gained lasting worldwide fans as the cute, diminutive, self-effacing English member of the manufactured 1960s pop group The Monkees — but was also the original Artful D…

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In New York we're starved of plays, says Stephen Sondheim by Matt Wolf

The master of the modern musical adores London, a city he first visited in 1952, and it's safe to say that the capital more than repays Stephen Sondheim's affections. The veteran Broadway co…

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Antony and Two Cleopatras at A Noise Within by Steve Julian

The saga of casting Cleopatra for A Noise Within's Antony and Cleopatra also involved two of LA's other classical companies. Former Antaeus artistic director Jeanie Hackett wanted  a role t…

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STAGE TUBE: SMASH Peek - The Rivalry Intensifies on March 5 Episode by Stage Tube

NBC has just released a sneak peek clip of next week's SMASH episode entitled Let's Be Bad. In the episode, Derek asks Karen to demonstrate to Ivy the correct way to sing Happy Birthday. Whi…

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Photo Flash: Tasti D-Light Unveils Flavor in Honor of SISTER ACT by BroadwayWorld

Tasti D-Lite has just unveiled a new flavor, Heavenly Cherry, which was created especially at Tasti D-Lite for Broadway's SISTER ACT. Check out photos from the unveiling of the new flavor be…

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Meet the Team of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT on Broadway by Nice Work If You Can Get It

Meet the Team of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT on Broadway Meet director Kathleen Marshall and writer Joe DiPietro from the new Gershwin musical comedy, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, coming to…

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Kristin Chenoweth: Broadway star to play Denver in May

Here comes Emmy and Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth, performing for one night only at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, May 18.

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Dean Chisnall on Going Green as the New West End Star of Shrek the Musical by Matt Wolf

Dean Chisnall, 29, a regular West End presence in the six years since he left West London’s Arts Educational drama school, is now stepping into the title role in Shrek the Musical at t…

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Michael Urie Shows Off a Frumpy Gift From Christopher J. Hanke Backstage at How to Succeed by Broadway.com

Michael Urie may play mean-spirited mailroom clerk Bud Frump in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but he was more than welcoming when Broadway.com sto…

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Ringling Opens Locally Tomorrow by Trav S.D.

The catch is, you have to go to Newark to see it! Runs March 1-4. For more info: ringling.com.

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Experience the Joy (and Pain!) of Child Rearing with the Cast of Rated P for Parenthood by Broadway.com

The musical sketch comedy Rated P for Parenthood is delivering a healthy bundle of parenting stories, from the touching to the outright zany, to the Westside Theatre. The new musical by…

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Venus in Fur

Legit Reviews||Broadway: "Venus in Fur," David Ives' cheeky adaptation of Leopold Sacher-Masoch's erotic 1870 novel and originally mounted at the Classic Stage Company, improves…

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ArtsBeat: Rolling Along: Sondheim Discloses He's Working on a New Show by Adam W. Kepler and Patrick Healy

The Tony-winning composer Stephen Sondheim is collaborating with playwright David Ives on a new musical.

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Morris Panych highlights Vancouver theatre picks by Michael Harris

Gordon, a dark comedy about two young ne’er-do-wells and family dynamics, gets its West Coast premiere

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Grand Center to host temporary public art installations

Grand Center will transform the corner of Grand Boulevard and Samuel Shepard Drive into a venue for temporary public art installations.

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Dance St. Louisans are floating on air after near record-setting fundraiser

TAKING A LEAP: Dance St. Louisans are floating on air this week following the dance troupe's celebration of its annual Ballet Ball fundraiser on Saturday night at Palladium St. Louis.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Breaking Down the Walls by Amritra Ramanan by HowlRound

The following manifesto was presented as part of the American Voices New Play Institute’s 21st Century Literary Office Convening that took place February 24 & 25, 2012 at Arena …

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Big Apple Playback Presents Japan Benefit by Sarah Moore

In observance of the one-year anniversary of the Tohoku, Japan earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster, CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) welcomes back Big Apple Playback …

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PHOTO FLASH: Kelsey Grammer Visits Cirque du Soleil's Viva ELVIS by Dan Bacalzo

Kelsey Grammer and wife Kayte Walsh attended the Cirque du Soleil production of Viva ELVIS at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, February 28. The production celebrates Elvi…

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PHOTO FLASH: Jared Bradshaw, Bridget Everett, Constantine Maroulis at A Night in Gotham III by Dan Bacalzo

Off-Broadway's Gotham Stage Company presented its gala, A Night in Gotham III on Monday, February 27 at Ars Nova . The evening, directed by Wes Grantom, included musical performances …

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A Chorus Line, Disney's The Little Mermaid Part of Paper Mill Playhouse 2012-2013 Season by Sarah Moore

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced its 2012-2013 season, featuring four musicals, and one play. The season includes A Chorus Line (October 3r-28t), which has a book by James Kirkwood Jr. …

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Alec Mapa Offers Encore Show at the Laurie Beechman by Sarah Moore

After selling out a short run in February, Broadway veteran Alec Mapa will return to New York with his popular new show Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy. This encore performance will be presented for o…

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Yuri Lane and 'MeTube' coming to Collaboraction by Chris Jones

Yuri Lane, the self-styled human beatbox and recent YouTube celebrity, will stage his current solo show, "MeTube," at Collaboraction, beginning Mar. 16.

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Funny, smart 'North Plan' will keep you on edge by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The North Plan" at Theater Wit ★★★ THEATER REVIEW: "The North Plan" at Theater Wit ★★★ ... Kimberly Senior's zesty production of Jason W…

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Paper Mill's New Season Has The Little Mermaid, A Chorus Line and Thoroughly Modern Millie by Adam Hetrick

Disney's The Little Mermaid will flip its fins in the New York metropolitan area once again as part of the Paper Mill Playhouse's 2012-2013 season, which also includes A Chorus Line …

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BWW TV: First Look at WAR HORSE in Toronto! by Kelly Cameron

The all Canadian cast of War Horse, the show about a young boy who's horse is sold to the cavalry during WW1, opened last night, February 28, at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. Pro…

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Limited Tickets Left for BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7, 3/5 by BroadwayWorld

With less than a week until the only Broadway event custom-made for the gay and lesbian community, our friends and families, a limited number of tickets remain for BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7, whic…

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Paper Mill Announces 2012-2013 Season - A CHORUS LINE, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LITTLE MERMAID, SOUND OF MUSIC & More! by BroadwayWorld

Paper Mill Playhouse Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director has announced the 2012-2013 season, featuring four musicals and one play.Paper Mill Playhouse…

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STAGE TUBE: PRISCILLA's Will Swenson Featured in Taxi Spot by Stage Tube

Broadways PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL star and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson takes taxi riders on a tour of his favorite New York City hot spots for food and fun in the East …

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Watch Ghost Star Caissie Levy Wail on 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' at Broadway Remembers Whitney Houston by Broadway.com

Caissie Levy can definitely wail with a capital W, but the Ghost star recently pulled out all the vocal stops to celebrate the life of the one and only Whitney Houston. Levy was one of many …

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Davy Jones, Tony Nominee and Member of the Monkees, Dies at Age 66 by Broadway.com

David “Davy” Jones, who went from Tony-nominated teen actor to pop icon as a member of the Monkees, died in his sleep of a heart attack on February 29 in Stuart, Florida. He was …

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Bindlestiff Ticket Deal Tomorrow Night! by Trav S.D.

Run, don’t walk, y’all! Dixon Place is offering a super cool Winter deal for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret for opening night only (tomorrow night, March 1).  See …

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Porgy and Bess Star Audra McDonald Discusses Girl Crushes, Sex Tapes and Happy Dust on Side by Side by Susan Blackwell by Broadway.com

One might not expect four-time Tony winner and Juilliard-trained star Audra McDonald to discuss scatalogical urges while singing or dish on whether Taye Diggs, Sean “Diddy” Combs…

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Helen Hayes Award Nominees Announced by Daniel Lehman

Cate Blanchett, Jan Maxwell, and Hugo Waving are among the nominees for the 28th annual Helen Hayes Awards, honoring theater in Washington, D.C.

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The Pearl Theatre Company Secures a New Home by Simi Horwitz

After three years at New York City Center's Stage II, the Pearl Theatre Company plans move to Signature Theatre Company's old home.

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Broadway ticket sales are up for the third week in a row

Gross ticket sales on the Great White Way continue to climb as sales were up for the third straight week with gross revenue of $20.3 million through the week ending Feb. 26. Last week's Bro…

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A Minute With: Kristen Chenoweth on her new show "GCB"

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tony Award winning actress, Kristin Chenoweth, returns to prime time television with "GCB" (Good Christian Belles), portraying a Botox-injecting Bible blogger, Carlene C…

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Off-Off-Broadway Companies Support Independent Theater Fund by Daniel Lehman

Edward Albee, Judith Malina, and John Clancy spoke to independent theater artists at the Living Theatre in NYC to introduce "nickel" fundraising plan.

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Elephant Theatre Company going on hiatus for 2012 by David Ng

The Elephant Theatre Company -- one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood's Theatre Row district -- has suspended operations for the 2012 season due largely to financial difficulties a…

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NJ Stage notes: Tommy Tune, 'U.S. Drag' and 'Mark Twain Tonight' by Peter Filichia

Also: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "A Night with Dusty Springfield" at Asbury Park's Press Room.

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Dogs in Space: Poor Dog Group's Space Race Play The Internationalists at South Coas Rep

Photo courtesy of the artistsThe Internationalists​ In 2007, a ragtag company of young CalArts grads by the name of Poor Dog Group made its debut on the stage of REDCAT's New Works Fes…

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A New "Jesus Christ" Returns to Broadway by Playbill Video

Tony-winning director Des McAnuff's take on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar" makes its way to Broadway after a blow-out premiere at the Stratford Shakespeare Festi…

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Twitterstorms and publicity channels (courtesy of Stephen Fry) by Mark Shenton

In a world where the daily churn of bad news now includes worse and worse news about the journalistic integrity and practices of The Sun, even as they have just launched a new Sunday edition…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Lysistrata Jones Giving It Up in Concert by Michael Block

For the fans who thought Lysistrata Jones shuttered too soon, have no fear, the team is here! On April 9th, the original company of the Lewis Flinn-Douglas Carter Beane musical will perform …

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HOWARD KISSEL by John Simon

The premature death at 69—though it would have been premature at any age—of Howard Kissel is a severe loss to everyone involved in the theater, interested in theater, and relative or fri…

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Tony Nominee and Monkees Member Davy Jones Has Died by Andy Propst

Tony Award nominee Davy Jones has died of a heart attack, according to published reports. He was 66. Jones, under his full name, David Jones, received a Tony Award nomination for his perfo…

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Works by Yussef El Guindi, Quiara Alegria Hudes Among Finalists for ACTA's New Play Award by Sarah Moore

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for …

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Robert Redford to Host Sundance Institute's New York Benefit Event by Bethany Rickwald

Sundance Institute is to present its first New York benefit event, March 12 at New York Theatre Workshop and The Bowery Hotel. Sundance Institute President & Founder Robert Redford will…

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Full Cast Announced for Susan Boyle Bio-Musical I Dreamed a Dream by Sarah Moore

Full casting has been announced for I Dreamed a Dream, the new musical based on the life story of Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle, according to WhatsOnStage.com. The international…

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Janis Paige Postpones The Rrazz Room Appearances by Bethany Rickwald

Performer Janis Paige has postponed her upcoming The Rrazz Room concert appearances, planned for March 4-5. The reason given for the canceled performances was illness and a recommendation f…

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Katori Hall, Henry Krieger, Leslie Uggams Set for Barnes & Noble Appearances by Dan Bacalzo

Tony and Emmy Award winner Leslie Uggams will launch her new CD Uptown Downtown with a performance as part of the "Live at Barnes & Noble" series at the bookstore's 150 E…

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Stephen G. Anthony, Oscar Cheda, Laura Turnbull Set for Death and the Maiden by Sarah Moore

The Mosaic Theatre has announced the cast of its upcoming production of Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman. Performances begin March 8. Winner of the Olivier Award Winner for Best Play,…

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Sundance Gala Will Feature Christine Ebersole, Robert Redford and More by Adam Hetrick

Christine Ebersole will recreate her Tony Award-winning performance as Grey Gardens' Little Edie during the Sundance Institute's March 12 gala at the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan. Acade…

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PHOTO CALL: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jeffry Denman, Michele Pawk and More Celebrate Assistance Opening by Joseph Marzullo

Bobby Steggert, Michael Esper, Sue Jean Kim, Virginia Kull, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and Amy Rosoff play satellites spinning around an unseen, bullying international mogul in the New York City …

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Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Finalists Include Sharr White, Yussef El Guindi, Quiara Alegria Hudes and More by Kenneth Jones

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) announced six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the…

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All New People, Duke of York's, London by Jeremy Austin

Duke of York's, London: Zach Braff's debut as a feature film writer was the wonderful Garden State, so it should be no surprise that his West End debut as a writer and performer should …

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The Lady from the Sea, Rose, Kingston by Mark Shenton

Rose, Kingston: One of the great joys of the British stage is its sense of family and continuity, in which the theatrical torch is regularly handed from one generation to the next. This has …

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A Song Cycle For Soho, Soho Downstairs, London by Paul Vale

Soho Downstairs, London: For 20 years Mercury Musical Developments has been dedicated to developing and supporting the craft of composers, lyricists and book-writers working in musical theat…

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Floyd Collins, Southwark Playhouse, London by Mark Shenton

Southwark Playhouse, London: Short of being staged in an actual cave, there is probably no more site-specific location for a production of Floyd Collins than the dark, dank vaults of Southwa…

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Once: A New Musical - Montage by Once: A New Musical

Once: A New Musical - Montage Montage from ONCE: A New Musical on Broadway. For more information and tickets to ONCE, visit: http://oncemusical.com/ From: OnceMusical Views: 4262 23 ra…

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BWW Exclusive: Stephen Sondheim Drops Hint About New Musical with David Ives! by BroadwayWorld

According to the London Evening Standard, theater powerhouses Stephen Sondheim and David Ives have teamed up on a new musical, which is currently in the earliest phases of composition. The S…

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MONKEEs Lead Singer Davy Jones Dies at Age 66 by BroadwayWorld

TMZ reports that Davy Jones, lead singer of the popular Biritsh invasion band, Monkees, has passed away of a heart attack this morning, February 29, at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Fl…

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Flashback! Watch the Death of a Salesman Star’s Most Memorable Movie Moments by Josh Ferri

Oscar winner and two-time Tony nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman is back on Broadway in Mike Nichols' starry revival of Death of a Salesman. As Willy Loman, the patriarch in Arthur Miller&r…

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Patti Murin, Josh Segarra & Lysistrata Jones Cast to Reunite For Joe's Pub Concert by Broadway.com

The game is back on for Broadway’s basketball musical Lysistrata Jones. Patti Murrin, Josh Segarra and the musical's cast will reunite for a concert at Joe's Pub on April 9. Th…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Generative Artist Talent Scouts by Aaron Carter by HowlRound

The following manifesto was presented as part of the American Voices New Play Institute’s 21st Century Literary Office Convening that took place February 24 & 25, 2012 at Arena …

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Leslie Uggams Set for March 8 Barnes & Noble Performance by Dan Bacalzo

Tony and Emmy Award winner Leslie Uggams will launch her new CD Uptown Downtown with a performance as part of the "Live at Barnes & Noble" series at the bookstore's 150 E…

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Signature's The Lady From Dubuque Featuring Jane Alexander Extends Through April 1 by Bethany Rickwald

Signature Theatre Company's production of Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque has announced that it will extend one week and will now close on April 1. The show is currently in p…

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Scott Bakula to Join Cast of ABC's Desperate Housewives by Andy Propst

Scott Bakula will join the cast of ABC's Desperate Housewives, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He will play an attorney hired by Bree, the character played by Marcia Cross. Bakul…

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Jessye Norman to Publish Stand Up and Sing! Memoir by Dan Bacalzo

Opera legend Jessye Norman will publish a memoir entitled Stand Up and Sing!, according to The New York Times. The book will be from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, to come out in late 2013. The…

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Mike Daisey to Offer April 7 Performance of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs in Chicago by Andy Propst

Mike Daisey will offer a one-night-only performance of his monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, on Saturday, April 7 at 7pm at The Chicago Theatre. The event will be hosted by…

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Naked Boys Singing! to Return to Off-Broadway by Bethany Rickwald

Naked Boys Singing will return to Off-Broadway on March 15 at the Kirk Theatre. The revue -- which premiered at Los Angeles' Celebration Theater in 1998 and earlier this year closed …

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Bill and Dan Savage Set for March 9 fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life Talkback by Andy Propst

Bill and Dan Savage will take part in a talkback following the Friday, March 9 performance of Sarah Gubbins' fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life at Steppenwolf Theatre. Dan Savag…

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Juan Luis Acevedo, Gary Ray Bugarcic, and More Set for The Empress and El Diablo by Sarah Moore

Full casting has been announced for the Toy Box Theatre Company's production of The Empress and El Diablo, a world premiere play written and directed by Jonathan Barsness with a live ga…

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Gerda Stevenson, Dave Anderson Set for Federer Versus Murray at 59E59 by Sarah Moore

59E59 Theaters welcomes Glasgow-based Communicado Theatre Company to the Scotland Week celebrations with the US premiere of Federer Versus Murray, written and directed by Gerda Stevenson. Th…

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Tony Awards’ 2012 Calendar Announced by Loganne

Tony Award organizers have announced the official calendar for the upcoming Tony Awards. The weeks leading up to the awards are an exciting time for Broadway and the events aims to enthuse b…

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Kristen Chenoweth Tour Dates Announced by Loganne

Tour dates for Kristin Chenoweth’s first concert tour have been announced. The Washington Post reports that Chenoweth will kick of her tour on May 8 in Seattle and end in her hometown, Bro…

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Purge – review by Lyn Gardner

Arcola, LondonIt is the early 1990s, Estonia is at last independent and Aliide (Illona Linthwaite) is old and living alone in the cottage in the Estonian forest where her parents once farmed…

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Watch Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s Will Swenson NBC ‘Taxi TV’ Segment – Online Now by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Broadway’s PRISCILLA Queen Of The Desert THE MUSICAL star and Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson takes taxi riders on a tour of his favorite New York City hot spots for food and fun in the …

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Overtime! Lysistrata Jones Company Will Reunite for Concert at Joe's Pub by Kenneth Jones

The Broadway cast of Lysistrata Jones will give it up April 9 in a one-night-only concert version of the acclaimed Broadway score at Joe's Pub.

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PHOTO CALL: Zach Braff Stars in West End All New People by Matthew Blank

Zach Braff began his West End debut run in his own play, All New People, Feb. 22, prior to an official opening Feb. 28 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. The production is schedu…

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Westport Reading of Stage Struck to Star Jefferson Mays and Jayne Atkinson by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays and two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson will co-star in the Westport Country Playhouse's March 12 staged reading of Simon Gray's Stage Struck.

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Signature's The Lady From Dubuque, Starring Jane Alexander, Given One-Week Extension by Michael Gioia and Kenneth Jones

Signature Theatre Company has announced a one-week extension for Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque, starring Tony Award winner Jane Alexander in the title role, which will officially …

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News: Full casting announced for Dream Susan Boyle musical

Full casting has been announced for I Dreamed a Dream, the new musical based on the life story of Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle. As previously announced the role of Boyle will…

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David Harrower's A Slow Air Will Get U.S. Premiere Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Blackbird playwright David Harrower will stage the U.S. premiere of his new drama A Slow Air as part of 59E59 Theater's Scotland Week celebration this April.

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Radio: WOS Radio: Theatregoers mark 60 years of The Mousetrap

West End granddaddy The Mousetrap celebrates its diamond anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion over 60 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers were welcomed last night at the St Martin’…

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Quote for the Day by Rob Weinert-Kendt

"There are only three kinds of scenes: 'fights, seductions and negotiations.' " -Mike Nichols, quoted by Riedel today

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Assistance

I used to work for a guy who was at one time a mucky-muck manager/producer in Hollywood. His best days were behind him, but his need for a personal assistant was still vibrant. My duties w…

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Hurt Village

Hurt Village is a housing project in Memphis. The time is the second Bush term. The project is about to be torn down to make room for a spiffy development that will erase the memory of the …

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Victor Garber to Star in NBC Drama Pilot NOTORIOUS by BroadwayWorld

According to Deadline.com, stage and screen actor Victor Garber will star in the upcoming NBC drama pilot NOTORIOUS. The project is from Universal TV and BermanBraun with a script by Liz Hel…

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Photo Flash: Constantine Maroulis, Mark Price et al. in A NIGHT IN GOTHAM III at Ars Nova by BroadwayWorld

Off-Broadway's Gotham Stage Company presented their 3rd annual performance gala, A NIGHT IN GOTHAM III on Monday February 27th, 2012 at Ars Nova 511 W 54th Street, NYC.

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Alan Cumming, et al. Set for LIKEME Benefit Concert, 3/10 by BroadwayWorld

The LIKEME Organization, founded by country music recording artist and Kansas native Chely Wright, will open its first LIKEME Lighthouse in Kansas City on March 10, 2012. Located in Midtown …

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Robert Redford to Host Sundance Institute Benefit, 3/12 by BroadwayWorld

Sundance Institute has announced the first-ever New York benefit celebrating its Theatre Program, the leading play development program in the United States. Taking place on the evening of Mo…

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Kristin Chenoweth at Massey Hall in June. by Richard Ouzounian

Tony Award-winning Kristin Chenoweth, star of the new TV series GCB, will make her Toronto concert debut at Massey Hall.

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Before Opening The Lady From Dubuque, Starring Jane Alexander, Extends Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Edward Albee’s mysterious dark comedy The Lady From Dubuque has extended its run at the End Stage in off-Broadway's new Pershing Square Signature Center. Starring Jane Alexander an…

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REVIEW: Other Desert Cities by JK

Review of the Saturday, February 25 matinee performance.  At the Booth Theatre in New York City.  Starring Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Justin…

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Josefina Ayerza on Lacan’s “Woman Does Not Exist” by George Hunka

It’s likely that what Marx and Freud were to the twentieth century, Adorno and Lacan will be to the twenty-first. It took nearly a hundred years for the importance of the former pair t…

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Resurrecting Carrie: A musical flop gets a second chance by Carly Maga

More than 20 years after a disastrous debut on Broadway, director Stafford Arima revives the horror classic with drastic changes to script and score

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Jennifer Haley wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize by Alistair Smith

US playwright Jennifer Haley has been awarded the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Nether.

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Kristen Chenoweth set for Cadillac Palace concert

Kristen Chenoweth, the Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actress-singer, will perform a one-night-only concert, June 16 at 8 p.m., at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. Best kn…

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‘Seuss,’ ‘Sister Act’ set for Broadway in Chicago season

The 2012 Broadway In Chicago fall season schedule just got a little more crowded with the addition of three shows to its previously announced “Kinky Boots” and “The Book of Mormon.” …

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The New York Children's Theater Festival Announces Shows for Spring 2012 by Sarah Moore

The New York Children's Theater Festival has announced the participants for its inaugural season, chosen by a judging panel of over 30 industry professionals including Kevin ("Elmo…

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:44PM

Idina Menzel Will Perform Barefoot at the Mann with Philadelphia Orchestra in June by Sarah Moore

Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel, original star of Broadway's Wicked, the original stage production of Rent and FOX TV's smash hit Glee, returns to Th…

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Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series Presents Howard Fishman in Dead Author Songs by Sarah Moore

Singer-songwriter Howard Fishman stars in a developmental reading of Dead Author Songs, at the 2012 Emerging Artists Theatre New Work series, Thursday March 1, at 9pm at the Tada Theatre. De…

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PHOTO FLASH: Beverly D' Angelo, Eric Idle, Jane Lynch at L.A. Opening of Spamalot by Dan Bacalzo

Monty Python's Spamalot co-creators Eric Idle and John Du Prez were among the guests on Tuesday, February 28 as the 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Musical returned to Los Angeles, with an…

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Donna Bullock, Rachel de Benedet, Kristin Maloney Set for Concert Performance of Nothing is Forever by Bethany Rickwald

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. is set to present a return concert engagement of Morton Gould and Carolyn Leigh's new song cycle Nothing is Forever, March 11 and 12 at the Connelly Theatre. The…

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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Sister Act Added to Broadway in Chicago's 2012 Lineup by Andy Propst

Broadway in Chicago has announced the addition of three shows to its slate of presentations for 2012, according to a report in The Chicago Tribune. Among the newly announced offerings is th…

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A.C.T. Acquires The Strand Theater by Bethany Rickwald

A.C.T. has purchased the Strand Theater, a historic cinema in San Francisco's Central Market area that has been closed since 2006. The new space will give A.C.T. a place in which to pr…

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Children's Theatre Company Announces 2012-2013 Season by Sarah Moore

Children's Theatre Company has announced the productions for its 2012-2013 season, which will begin in September, according to the Star-Tribune. The season will open with Liz Duffy Ada…

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Jayne Atkinson, Jefferson Mays Set for Stage Struck at Westport Country Playhouse by Sarah Moore

Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, who will soon be on Broadway in The Best Man, and Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson will co-star in the comedy/thriller, Stage Struck, by Simon Gray, a Script in …

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Elephant Theatre Company to Take Year-Long Hiatus by Bethany Rickwald

Elephant Theatre Company has announced that it will go on hiatus for the year of 2012, according to the Los Angeles Times. The company has cited financial difficulties as the reason for th…

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:44PM

Mike Daisey bringing 'Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs' to Chicago

Mike Daisey, the demonstrably effective scold of Apple Inc., is bringing his hit solo show, "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs ," to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on April 7.

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Goodbye to All That, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court, London

Luke Norris’s first play, staged as part of the Royal Court’s Young Writers Festival, is funny and sometimes shockingly honest, writes Sarah Hemming

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PHOTO CALL: Sneak Peek at "Smash" Episode "Let's Be Bad," With Will Chase and Ann Harada by Matthew Blank

The next episode of the new NBC musical drama "Smash," titled "Let's Be Bad," will air March 5 at 10 PM ET.

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Pearl Theatre Company Finds New Midtown Home at Former Signature Theatre Company Site by Adam Hetrick

The Pearl Theatre Company, which left its East Village home in 2009 to lease space New York City Center Stage II, will relocate to the Signature Theatre Company's former home on West 42n…

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Signature Theatre Company Extends THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE Through 4/1 by BroadwayWorld

Signature Theatre Company has just announced a one-week extension for EDWARD ALBEES THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE, directed by David Esbjornson. The production will now play through Sunday, April 1 …

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Powerhouse Scribes Stephen Sondheim & David Ives at Work on New Musical! by BroadwayWorld

According to the London Evening Standard, theater powerhouses Stephen Sondheim and David Ives have teamed up on a new musical, which is currently in the earliest phases of composition. The S…

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Cuqui Jerez' "The Rehearsal" Plays New Haven by Frank Rizzo

"No Boundaries" Show From Spanish ChoreographerSpanish choreographer and performer Cuqui Jerez presents "The Rehearsal" as part of Yale's "No Boundaries" performances March 23 at 8 p.m…

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Jefferson Mays In Simon Gray's "Stage Struck" At Westport by Frank Rizzo

Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays , currently playing on Broadway iin "The Best Man", will head the cast of the inventive comedy/thriller, "Stage Struck"   by Simon Gray , a Script in…

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Law & Order: SVU Star Mariska Hargitay Visits the Merry Murderesses of Chicago by Broadway.com

Mariska Hargitay spends her days chasing bad guys as Detective Olivia Benson on the long-running hit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Away from the set, the Emmy-winning actress is per…

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Complete Casting Announced for Susan Boyle Bio-Musical I Dreamed a Dream by Broadway.com

Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming musical I Dreamed a Dream, based on the life story of reality TV singing sensation Susan Boyle. As previously announced, the role of Boyl…

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Stephen Sondheim Collaborating with Venus in Fur Writer David Ives on New Musical by Broadway.com

Eight-time Tony winner Stephen Sondheim is at work on a brand new musical, according to the London Evening Standard. The legendary composer and lyricist revealed he had written “20 or …

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Ryan Murphy To Helm One Hit Wonders, Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon & Cameron Diaz by Broadway.com

Glee creator Ryan Murphy has signed a “preemptive deal” with Sony Pictures to direct the musical comedy film One Hit Wonders, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron…

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Kristin Chenoweth Sets Dates for First-Ever North American Tour by Broadway.com

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth is hitting the road for her first-ever concert tour, according to The Washington Post. The Wicked alum will perform in 19 cities during the 2012 North Ame…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Review: (Toronto) War Horse by The Charlebois Post

Joey (Brad Cook, Bryan Hindle, Caden Douglas) and Emilie (Addison Holley). Photo by Brinkhoff/MögenburgStunning, Emotional, AmazingGobsmacked...by Dave RossAs I stepped out of the Princess …

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Mayor of London announces arts events for summer 2012 by Natalie Woolman

Monty Python star Terry Jones is to team up with composer Anne Dudley to create a new opera inspired by The Owl and the Pussycat this summer.

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James Corden, Stephen Sondheim Among Writers on Shortlist for Sheridan Morley Prize by Andy Propst

The shortlist for the fifth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography has been released, according to Whatsonstage.com. The winner of the award, which carries a £2000 cas…

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PHOTO FLASH: Reeve Carney, Tony Danza, Regis Philbin, Paul Shaffer Celebrate Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at the Cafe Carlyle by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, February 28, Grammy Award winner Herb Alpert and Lani Hall debuted their new show at the the Café Carlyle. Celebrity guests at the opening night show and party includ…

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The Pearl Theatre Company Secures a Permanent Home by Sarah Moore

The Pearl Theatre Company has signed a 20-year lease on 555 West 42nd Street, the venue recently vacated by Signature Theatre Company. The Pearl will inaugurate its permanent home with its 2…

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VIDEO FLASH: Alan Menken on CBS Sunday Morning by Brian Scott Lipton

On February 26, CBS Sunday Morning aired an interview with Oscar winner and Tony Award nominee Alan Menken. Menken discussed his long career, which includes writing the scores for The Littl…

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Tommy Tune to Perform at Centenary Stage by Sarah Moore

Nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune will perform as part of the Centenary Stage Company season on March 24 at 2 pm and 8pm with Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance. The…

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Kristin Chenoweth to Launch National Concert Tour in May by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will play a seven-week, 19-city concert tour, which will launch on May 9 in Seattle and end on June 24 in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Okl…

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Mike Daisey bringing 'Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs' to Chicago by Chris Jones

Mike Daisey, the demonstrably effective scold of Apple Inc., is bringing his hit solo show, "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on April 7.

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Broadway in Chicago books 'Sister Act,' "Grinch," 'Les Miserables." by Chris Jones

Broadway in Chicago said Wednesday morning that it will present touring productions of "Sister Act," "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and a reprise run of"Les Miserables"during th…

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Opening Night for Off-Broadway’s Rated P Broadway and Television stars set to attend by Theater Advisor

It’s Opening night for the new Off-Broadway musical comedy Rated P…for Parenthood. With book and lyrics by Sandy Rustin, music and lyrics by Dan Lipton & David Rossmer and …

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Call and Response: Sunil Vishnu K by Zachary Mannheimer

“So – how do you make money?” -Sunil Vishnu K, I AM THEATRE  I spent the better part of a decade running theatre companies in NYC and working in restaurants to pay my bills. Theat…

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Always... Patsy Cline at Theatre at the Center (3 of 3) by Noreen Heron & Associates

Always... Patsy Cline at Theatre at the Center (3 of 3) ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE is a tribute to Patsy Cline's true friendship with Louise Seger, a fan from Houston. Having first heard Cl…

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Review: The Lady from the Sea ****

Virtually the first thing we hear in Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea is the painter Ballestad describing his painting of a dying mermaid: "She's been washed up on the sea and can't find her wa…

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Interview: 20 Questions With ... Robyn North

Robyn North is currently playing Nellie Collins in Floyd Collins at the Southwark Playhouse, which continues until 31 March. North was nominated for a Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Takeov…

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Cast Announced for NYC Debut of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Lucky Duck Musical by Adam Hetrick

Lucky Duck, the new "Ugly Duckling"-inspired musical from Tony Award nominees Henry Krieger and Bill Russell, will flap its wings starting March 16 at the New Victory Theatre. This…

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Stephen Sondheim Collaborating With David Ives on New Musical by Kenneth Jones

Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim told The London Evening Standard that he is working on a musical with David Ives, the playwright known for Venus in Fur, All in the Timing and adaptations …

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PHOTO CALL: Rated P for Parenthood, With Courtney Balan, Chris Hoch, David Josefsberg and Joanna Young by Krissie Fullerton

Rated P for Parenthood, the new Off-Broadway musical revue about the joys and quirks of having kids, opens Feb. 29 following previews from Feb. 8 at the Westside Theatre.

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Jennifer Haley Wins 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize by Michael Gioia

Los Angeles-based playwright Jennifer Haley, whose work has been seen at the 2011 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Lark Play Development Center, is the winner of the 2012 …

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Always... Patsy Cline at Theatre at the Center (2 of 3) by Noreen Heron & Associates

Always... Patsy Cline at Theatre at the Center (2 of 3) ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE is a tribute to Patsy Cline's true friendship with Louise Seger, a fan from Houston. Having first heard Cl…

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WAY OFF BROADWAY: Chicago Gets “Kinky” and the Best Tryout Cities by Tom Mizer

When there’s a month with a fifth Wednesday, I’ll be heading Way-Off-Broadway for a look at theatrical happenings outside New York City. This Leap Day, we’re hopping around the cou…

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Watch LEAP OF FAITH Composer Alan Menken on “CBS Sunday Morning” by Kelly Guiod

Academy and Grammy Award-winner Alan Menken, composer of Broadway’s LEAP OF FAITH, recently sat down with Martha Teichner of “CBS Sunday Morning” to discuss his prestigious career and …

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Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Awarded to Playwright Jennifer Haley for THE NETHER by BroadwayWorld

The 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright and Texas native Jennifer Haley for her play The Nether. At a private reception in London on February 28, the transat…

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Donna Bullock, Rachel de Benedet, et al. Set for NOTHING IS FOREVER, 3/11 & 12 by BroadwayWorld

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. www.UnsungMusicals.org has announced a special return concert engagement of the new musical song cycle Nothing is Forever by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winner Mor…

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Photo Flash: Zach Braff, et al. at ALL NEW PEOPLE Opening Night! by BroadwayWorld

American actor Zach Braff Scrubs and Garden State just made his UK stage acting debut in a new comedy, All New People. The witty play, written by Braff, will be directed by award-winning Pet…

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Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Performs on GMA by BroadwayWorld

Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth was a guest on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. The actress spoke about her new upcoming show on ABC entitled, GCB, which debuts on March 4th.

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STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber on EVITA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and More! by Stage Tube

In the video below, Paula Zahn chats with musical theatre legend Andrew Lloyd Webber about his lengthy career, upcoming projects, EVITA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and more Click below to check…

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STAGE TUBE: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Visits Theater Talk by Stage Tube

Award-winning librettist Hunter Bell and his SILENCE The Musical stars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris, recently visited Theater Talk to discuss the process of turning the classic movie thri…

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Pearl Theatre Company Finds Home on 42nd Street by BroadwayWorld

Continuing its reinvigoration, The Pearl Theatre Company has signed a 20-year lease on 555 West 42nd Street, the venue recently vacated by Signature Theatre Company, J.R. Sullivan, The Pearl…

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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Many Costumes of WICKED! by Stage Tube

400 custom costumes made of over 2,000 pieces of fabric and countless sparkles need to be maintained for 8 performances every week. It takes a small but talented army to keep these memorable…

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STAGE TUBE: Alan Rickman Talks SEMINAR on THE VIEW! by Stage Tube

In SEMINAR, four aspiring young novelists Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Jerry O'Connell and Hettienne Park sign up for private writing classes with Leonard Mr. Rickman, an international liter…

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’s Josh Young featured in The New York Times. Performances begin tomorrow night, Thursday, March 1. by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Josh Young, who stars as Judas Iscariot in the Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, is featured in The New York Times.  Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR…

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Always... Patsy Cline at Theatre at the Center (1 of 3) by Noreen Heron & Associates

Always... Patsy Cline at Theatre at the Center (1 of 3) ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE is a tribute to Patsy Cline's true friendship with Louise Seger, a fan from Houston. Having first heard Cl…

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3 Things the theater can learn from the Oscars by Ken Davenport

Sometimes I wonder if NYC will ever declare Oscar Sunday a city-wide holiday. I mean, the streets are already deserted, people are having dinner parties . . . all we need to do is suspend so…

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Review: MISSED CONNECTIONS by Steven Cherry

As a new play in the FRIGID Festival notes, Craigslist has institutionalized the notion of a missed connection, with a sublist of its personals ads called just that. As a celebration, Missed…

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Review: LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHLAMYDIA by Robert Attenweiler

While it's named after the Gabriel Garcia Marquez magical-realism novel Love in the Time of Cholera, it's difficult to find the same obvious magic operating in the world of Nicole Pandolfo's…

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Review: ASSISTANCE by David Gordon

If you've ever been an assistant, or if you've ever had a high-pressure/low-paying job, or just a horribly obnoxious boss, you may quickly find yourself developing a severe case of apoplexy …

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Review: LITTLE LADY by Julie Congress

Sandrine Lafond's solo show Little Lady is exquisitely executed and utterly esoteric. In this clown-based movement theatre piece, Lafond depicts a character that appears to be part clown, pa…

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Review: BIG PLASTIC HEROES by Robert Attenweiler

If you're a parent, daredevil stuntman Evel Knievel is probably not the person you want topping your child's list of heroes. But that's exactly the case in Big Plastic Heroes, the solo show …

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Review: RUTHERFORD & SON by David Gordon

Githa Sowerby caused a major cultural sensation when, in 1912, London’s Royal Court Theatre produced Rutherford and Son, her first play. Not only was the work greeted with universal ac…

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Review: JUDGE, YURI, & EXECUTIONER by Judith Jarosz

Zack, an 85 year old man who’s into sexual games of the S & M category, has been dumped by his slightly older girlfriend for a "younger" (79) man. This is a recipe for humor that s…

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Review: THE TERRIBLE MANPAIN OF UMBERTO MACDOUGAL by Jonny Cigar

If you think that a sunny day is enough to cure The Terrible Manpain of Umberto MacDougal you may not fully understand the depths of his "manpain." Rainy days are easy for this woebegone Iri…

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Review: DROWNING OPHELIA: A NEW ROCK MUSICAL by Mary Beth Smith

Hamlet is one of the most produced of Shakespeare's play in this country. Companies perform it for both its difficulty and audience appeal. However, some feel as though it is overdone or eve…

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Review: BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY by Ivanna Cullinan

Big Girls Don't Cry at this year's FRIGID New York Festival is a fun one-woman piece of clown theater from Canada. Although it has all the patter of stand up, and while Rachelle Elie may be …

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Marin Ireland Set for AMC TV Thriller The Killing by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Marin Ireland will star in season two of the AMC drama The Killing, according to TVLine.com. Ireland will play Liz, the tough sister of Detective Holder (Joel Kinnaman) beginnin…

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Date Set for 2012 Tony Award Nominations Announcement by Broadway.com

The announcement of the 2012 Tony Award nominations will take place on May 1 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center. The…

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Tony Nominee Victor Garber To Headline Notorious TV Pilot for NBC by Broadway.com

Four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber will return to the small screen to star in NBC’s drama pilot Notorious, according to Deadline.com. Liz Heldens, (Prime Suspect, Mercy) serves as th…

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Seminar Star Alan Rickman Dishes About the Tony Race on The View by Broadway.com

Seminar star Alan Rickman, who was one of The View’s very first guests in 1998, returned to the morning talk show on February 28 to catch up with the colorful hosts, including special …

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Russian unrest, masterful music by James Jorden

In a season of high-profile duds like “Don Giovanni” and “The Ring,” the Met has found a winner in a dark horse, Mussorgsky’s moody “Khovanshchina.” The opera — loosely trans…

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Danish director imports a well-played ballet buffet by Leigh Witchel

While the Republican candidates were duking it out in Arizona Wednesday night, Ballet Arizona visited New York for the first time — and it’s a group worthy of bipartisan support. The com…

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Rebirth of a director by Michael Riedel

Within one year, Mike Nichols saw two Broadway plays that changed his life. In December 1947, his last year of high school, he attended the second night of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Wh…

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You should help yourself to expert ‘Assistance’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Fun fact: After graduating from NYU, playwright Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette”) briefly worked as Harvey Weinstein’s personal assistant. Now, a tyrannical tycoon looms over her bliste…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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CPC's Video of the Week, February 29, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Behind the scenes at Stratford as here comes 60!Preparing the curtain for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

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Tim Kniffin, Delia MacDougall, Mike Ryan Set for Aurora's Anatol by Bethany Rickwald

Aurora Theatre Company has announced casting for its upcoming world premiere of Arthur Schnitzler's Anatol translated by Margret Schaefer, April 6-May 13. Aurora Theatre Company foundi…

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PHOTO FLASH: Michael Esper, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michelle Pawk at Off-Broadway Opening of Assistance by David Gordon

Playwrights Horizons celebrated the Off-Broadway opening of Leslye Headland's new play Assistance on Tuesday, February 28, with a post-performance celebration at Heartland Brewery. Tri…

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Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Welcome Their Third Child by Andy Propst

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have welcomed their third child, a baby boy, according to published reports. The couple married in 2005 and are parents to two daughters, ages two and five. …

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Matt Dellapina's No No No Yes Begins Performances at the PIT by Sarah Moore

Following a sold-out performance at Ars Nova's Ant Fest, Slant Theatre Project and the PIT present No No No Yes, to perform at The Pit, March 6-27. The show is created and performed by …

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League of Professional Theatre Women Presents 30 Plays Celebrate 30 Years by Sarah Moore

The League of Professional Theatre Women has announced 30 Plays Celebrate 30 Years, honoring the 30th Anniversary of the League. This yearlong series will feature 30 brand-new plays, musica…

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Victor Garber to Star in NBC's Notorious Pilot by Bethany Rickwald

Victor Garber will star in the NBC drama pilot Notorious, from Universal TV and BermanBraun, according to Deadline.com. Written by Liz Heldens, Notorious follows a detective who returns und…

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Woody Allen, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Chastain, Jessica Lange Among Saturn Award Nominees by Andy Propst

The nominations for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' 38th annual Saturn Awards have been announced, and include numerous stage veterans. The prizes will be p…

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Tony Awards' 2012 Calendar of Events Confirmed by Kenneth Jones

The organizers of the Tony Awards have announced the calendar for the upcoming 2011-2012 Tony Award season.

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Review Round-up: Braff gets brush-off from critics

Zach Braff of Scrubs and Garden State fame has brought his new comedy All New People to the West End following a short national tour.Braff, who makes his playwriting debut with the play, als…

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News: 20 Questions With ... Robyn North

Robyn North is currently playing Nellie Collins in Floyd Collins at the Southwark Playhouse, which continues until 31 March. North was nominated for a Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Takeov…

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Tim Miller Responds to Villanova's Cancellation of His Theater Workshop by J. Cooper Robb

A discussion about the school's decision to cancel an event by the nationally recognized gay performance artist will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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Kristin Chenoweth Announces 19-Date North American Tour; Kicks Off in May! by BroadwayWorld

Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will launch her debut world tour in May. The 19-date North American leg of the tour kicks off May 9th in Seattle and concludes in Chenoweths home…

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Photo Flash: First Look - SMASH March 5 Episode 'Let's Be Bad' by BroadwayWorld

On the March 5th episode of the new NBC musical drama SMASH entitled Let's Be Bad, Karen Katharine McPhee finds a new use for her acting talents as she joins Dev Raza Jaffrey at a high-power…

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Photo Flash: Reeve Carney & More Celebrate Grammy Winners Herb Albert & Lani Hall at the Cafe Carlyle by BroadwayWorld

Last night, February 28, Regis and Joy Philbin, Paul Shaffer, Reeve Carney, Zane Carney, Peter Cincotti, and more headed to the Cafe Carlyle to celebrate the opening night of multi Grammy Aw…

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ArtsBeat: Pearl Theater Company Finds New Home by Patrick Healy

The Pearl will undertake a $3 million capital campaign to renovate the theater.

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Fan Freedom Project files complaint against Durham Performing Arts Center

The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) in Durham, North Carolina recently made headlines for taking advantage of a North Carolina state law allowing individual venues to prohibit the resal…

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Happy Birthday to Travalanche by Trav S.D.

Hard to believe as it may seem (that is, for those who are paying attention), Travalanche turns four years old today. That’s right, she’s a Leap Year Baby, meaning she’s on…

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Musical Comedy Rated P For Parenthood Opens at Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre by Broadway.com

Rated P for Parenthood, a musical sketch comedy about raising kids, opens February 29 at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre. Helmed by Jeremy Dobrish, Rated P For Parenthood features a bo…

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Talking Stanley, Stella and A Streetcar Named Desire with Stars Blair Underwood, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More by Broadway.com

Excitement was running high on February 28 when the cast of the upcoming revival of A Streetcar Named Desire stepped out to greet the press. Broadway.com was on hand to chat up the…

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Ted Hershey Dance & Music Marathon Features Early Piece by Frank Rizzo

The varied world of Connecticut dance comes together Saturday, March 3, beginning at 7 p,.m,  at Hartford’s Charter Oak Cultural Center , for the anual Ted Hershey Dance and Music M…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall by Brian Scott Lipton

The long-married duo present an extraordinary evening of music at the Cafe Carlyle, giving fresh interpretations to old standards.

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Leslie Uggams Set for March 7 Barnes & Noble Performance by Dan Bacalzo

Tony and Emmy Award winner Leslie Uggams will launch her new CD Uptown Downtown with a performance as part of the "Live at Barnes & Noble" series at the bookstore's 150 E…

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2011-2012 Tony Award Season Calendar of Events Announced by Andy Propst

The Tony Awards have announced the calendar for the 2011-2012 Tony Award season. As previously announced, the 66th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards ceremony will be held at t…

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Full Casting Announced for U.K. Tour of Susan Boyle Musical I Dreamed a Dream Is Announced by Mark Shenton

Elaine C. Smith, who will play the role of Susan Boyle in the U.K. tour of I Dreamed a Dream, the new musical about Boyle's life, will be joined by James Paterson and Karen Mann as Pat a…

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News: Corden, Berkoff & Sondheim among Sheridan Morley nominees

An eclectic shortlist has been announced for the fifth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, with contenders including actor James Corden, composer Stephen Sondheim and maveric…

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Director Jessica Burgess on speaking the language of Cho by John Barry

“There are sixty nine hundred languages in the world,” according to the linguist George, the central of Julia Cho’s The Language Archive.” Half of them are doomed to disappear in the…

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Susan Boyle-inspired Musical I DREAMED A DREAM Announces Full Cast for UK Tour March-June by BroadwayWorld

As rehearsals get underway in Glasgow for I DREAMED A DREAM, the new musical based on the life story of the global singing sensation Susan Boyle, the producers have released full details of …

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2012 Tony Calendar Revealed! Nominations to Be Announced May 1 by BroadwayWorld

The 2012 Tony Award Nominations Announcement will take place live from The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center.

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LEAP OF FAITH Offers Leap Day Ticket Special Today Only! by BroadwayWorld

Has a Broadway show with the word leap in the title ever opened during a Leap Year Never. To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event, the producers of Broadways LEAP OF FAITH will make 29 or…

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Vaudephone #16: Solomon the Peculiarist by Trav S.D.

And now here’s the 16th installment in our Vaudephone series, Solomon the Peculiarist: Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.c…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Graham Sheffield unveils new arts focus for British Council by Natalie Woolman

Graham Sheffield, the new director of arts at the British Council, has said that he will make the culture sector central to the organisation's mission once more.

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Feature: Between a Rock Lobster and a Hard Place by Dan Bacalzo

Burgess Clark adapts Aaron Fricke's memoir about a gay teen who sues his high school to take a same-sex date to the senior prom.

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Royal Crush by Baynard Woods

Baltimore native Wallis Simpson, who famously took on the title Duchess of Windsor when King Edward VIII abdicated the throne for her in 1936, has been a muse for many. The Oscar-winning The…

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Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez: Make/Shift by Bret McCabe

Make/Shift At Open Space through March 9 More at weekly.citypaper.com Anyone who has ever braved a Manhattan sample sale knows the etiquette of the social changing room: There are…

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MusicalTalk Mini 10: Floyd Collins at The Southwark Playhouse by MusicalTalk

Nick shares his thoughts on the musical of Floyd Collins playing in the very appropriate Vaults at the Southwark Playhouse.

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Braff's All New People to the West End

Making his stage acting and playwriting debut in the UK, Zach Braff brought his new play All New People to the Duke of York’s Theatre last night (February 29, previews from 22 February 201…

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Fractured Fairy Tale by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Tontlawald, Cutting Ball Theater. By Sam Hurwitt Cutting Ball cut its teeth (or, I suppose, its ball) on experimental theater, so the only real surprise about t…

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Broadway Leading Lady Idina Menzel Talks About Her Upcoming PBS Special

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel recently filmed her first-ever musical special entitled "Barefoot At The Symphony." NY1's Frank DiLella sat down with the leading lady to talk about the concer…

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Film Subsidies by Scott Walters

Let me get this straight: the State of Texas gave the producers of The Tree of Life $434,252.79 as a subsidy for them to shoot a single film in Texas. And the NEA annual budget is how much?

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As the World Turns: Hurt Village Is a Haunting Portrait of a Working-Class Black Family by Jesse Oxfeld

Nicholas Christopher and Corey Hawkins in 'Hurt Village.' (Photo by Joan Marcus) It’s an odd coincidence that the two excellent plays about contemporary African-American families t…

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Review: Assistance by Frank Scheck

Tyrannical bosses should be more careful about mistreating their employees. Their victims may very well develop into talented playwrights who will later skewer them in viciously funny fashio…

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You’re Sharing Too Much Information About Me With Me by Joe Patti

We are planning a reception next month so a few weeks ago we were checking the website of a printer we often use for postcards to get pricing for invitations. The next day I got a call from …

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The Best of Theater Talk: Oscar Winner CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER and Critic JOHN SIMON by Theater Talk

on CUNY TV:  Sat., March 10th at 8:30 PM Sun., March 11th at 12:30 PM and Mon., March 12th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM The Academy Award-winning actor joined us in 2009 to discuss …

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Stay Tuned… by Theater Talk

We are preempted on Thirteen by the PBS Spring Pledge Drive. We will return to the station Friday, March 23rd. Meanwhile, you can watch us online or on our other member stations in New York:…

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A Tribute to Beloved Critic HOWARD KISSEL by Theater Talk

on CUNY TV: Sat., March 3rd at 8:30 PM Sun., March 4th at 12:30 PM and Mon., March 5th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM We pay tribute to our beloved colleague, the late critic Howard K…

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STAGE TUBE: New Teaser Trailer for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA UK Tour by Stage Tube

Check out this teaser trailer for Cameron Mackintosh's new UK national tour production of PHANTOM THE OPERA, Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success. It features a glimpse of what w…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Wants Bono for JESUS CHRIST Search? by BroadwayWorld

According to a rumour posted by thesun.co.uk, Andrew Lloyd Webber plans to offer U2's Bono a place on the judging panel of the ITV1 talent hunt show for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

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Assistance Review: Revenge on Harvey Weinstein by Jonathan Mandell

The finale of “Assistance” is an abused employee’s revenge fantasy: A woman curses out her boss, and then dances defiantly as the office around her self-destructs in spectacular fashio…

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Blood Knot Review: Fugard’s First Anti-Apartheid Play by Jonathan Mandell

Apartheid was virulent and ignored outside South Africa in 1961 when Athol Fugard wrote “Blood Knot,” launching his international career. The American anti-apartheid movement was in full…

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Adam Pascal Talks MEMPHIS by Admin

Adam Pascal, currently playing Huey Calhoun in the Tony Award-Winning musical Memphis, talks to News 12 about his newest role in the smash hit musical. Check out the interview here!

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Nick Jonas is SMASHING! by Admin

Don’t miss last night’s episode of Smash featuring Nick Jonas!

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Equity AGM Update by Praxis

Last night, the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association held it’s Annual General Meeting. At that meeting, a Member’s Resolution was put forward by director, playwright and ind…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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The Lost Musicals: Skyscraper by Diana Bertolini

The successful casting of non-singing stars (or at least stars not known for singing) such as Rosalind Russell in Wonderful Town, Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady and Richard Burton in…

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The Oscars, 2012 by Jill Dolan

Opening of the show at the theater formerly known as KodakWhat’s a feminist spectator to make of an awardsshow that honors films that have so little to do with women behind the c…

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Rutherford & Son by Theasy.com

The Mint Theater, Off Broadway By Alan J. Miller BOTTOM LINE: An infrequently revived masterpiece from 1912, ably performed by an outstanding cast. In 1912, Rutherford & Son, by then…

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The Terrible Manpain of Umberto MacDougal by Theasy.com

2012 Frigid Festival, UNDER St. Marks, Off Off Broadway By Rachel Merrill Moss BOTTOM LINE: A silly-somber plea for acceptance and understanding, which warms the bearded, tartan cockl…

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The SMASH Reality Index: Episode 4 by Linda

Inspired by NYMag.com’s brilliant Reality Index recaps, Dave (@NineDaves, www.NineDaves.com) and I have teamed up to bring you our take on what’s keepin’ it real and what’s faking it…

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This week's Off-Broadway tweet links by Elyse Sommer

This week's   Off-Broadway  Tweet  links. . . Robert Hogan as Rutherford …

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Kristen Chenoweth to play Cadillac Palace Theatre by Chris Jones

Kristen Chenoweth, the original star of "Wicked"and currently the star of the ABC comedy "GCB," will play a rare concert performance at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., on J…

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Top drama schools funding should be ring-fenced, says report by Matt Trueman

Government-commissioned Henley report urges the coalition to continue exceptional financial support for Rada and othersFunding for the country's top drama schools must be protected, accordin…

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Las Vegas Previews March 2012 Program by The Broadway Channel

Las Vegas Previews March 2012 Program Las Vegas Previews offers viewers a sneak peek of the hottest shows playing on the Las Vegas Strip! Discover the diverse world of Cirque du Soleil, exp…

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Broadway Previews March 2012 Segment I by The Broadway Channel

Broadway Previews March 2012 Segment I March is an exciting month as The Broadway Channel® welcomes the return of the ground-breaking Tony nominated rock opera, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. …

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Off Broadway March 2012 by The Broadway Channel

Off Broadway March 2012 From: BroadwayChannel Views: 28 0 ratings Time: 04:57 More in Entertainment

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1st Night Photos: Braff's People scrub up for London premiere

Zach Braff's Scrubs co-star Donald Faison was among the plethora of celebrity guests at last night's West End premiere of All New People.Braff, who makes his playwriting debut with the play …

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The Phantom of the Opera UK Tour 2012 by The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera UK Tour 2012 http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com and http://www.thephantomoftheoperatour.com The Phantom of the Opera tours the UK in 2012 - opening in preview TOD…

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BWW's On This Day - February 29, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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'Matilda' on the move

Legit News: Hit London musical lays New York plans

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Willamstown sets 2012 season

Legit News: Hyde Pierce, Hall join festival lineup

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Playwrights A.R. Gurney, Alfred Uhry To Speak at Mark Twain House by Frank Rizzo

Part of First Writers' Weekend EventWonder what playwrights talk about when they get together?

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Mark Snyder: As Wide As I Can See Interview

"Call Me Adam" once again chats with playwright Mark Snyder about his play "As Wide As I Can See" which will be playing at HERE Arts Center in NYC from February 23-March 10!

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Review: Assistance at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

Leslye Headland has saved the funniest and most entertaining scene of Assistance for end. Actually, that surreal finale is less a triumph for the playwright than for set designer David Korin…

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Soho Theatre backs outer London venue plans by Alistair Smith

Soho Theatre and the Waltham Forest Cinema Trust have unveiled plans to reopen the former Granada Cinema in Walthamstow as a live entertainment venue.

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Fringe venue in urgent search for new home by Natalie Woolman

London fringe theatre Above the Stag has launched a search for a new home, after its current space was earmarked for demolition.

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Stage Left's shaky play ends up a fish story by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Fisherman" by Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit ★★ THEATER REVIEW: "The Fisherman" by Stage Left Theatre ★★ ... The danger of writing a play abo…

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I Believe... by Don Hall

...that it is unfortunate that television hasn't figured out how to Photoshop the images of live actors while walking the Red Carpet at the Oscars. Seeing over made-up actors with wrinkly n…

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Keeping mum: why don't mothers have a voice on stage?

There are more new plays about gun crime than authentic representations of motherhood. What's going on?Excluding Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, name a modern play about being a mother. Not ab…

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Blog: Bel Ami among friends

Cheek by Jowl directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod hosted a screening of their new, and indeed first, movie in the Charlotte Street Hotel yesterday afternoon. Bel Ami is a sumptuous…

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‘Assistance’ puts peons in the spotlight by Joe Dziemianowicz

With its tangy tale of overqualified underlings suffering humiliations by a horrific boss, Leslye Headland’s office comedy “Assistance” smacks of “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Swi…

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Robert Petkoff

"Call Me Adam" chats with Robert Petkoff about starring in the Tony Award Winning revival of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" as well as other details of his life and career!

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Review: All New People ***

The opening image is brilliant: a guy on his birthday with his head in a noose standing on a table next to a box of Cheerios. That guy is Zach Braff, playing Charlie Bloom, in his own off-B…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Guest Blogger Brett Rigby on Networking and Perseverance by Admin

Posted in Guest BlogNetworkingHey friends! Today’s guest blog post is by my good friend Brett Rigby. Brett is a talented performer, recording artist, producer (and has a very handsome …

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My Dinner With Ibsen: Shawn And Gregory To Film Master Builder

The New York Times 02/29/12

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Drama Critics Should Not Write Plays, Says Drama Critic

The Guardian (UK) 02/26/12

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Interview: Director Peter Gill by Dylan Moore

There is a simple explanation to why Cardiff-born Peter Gill has never directed in his home city, despite the fact that many of his own plays are set in the Catholic, working-class Cardiff o…

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All New People, Duke of York's Theatre by Ash Smyth

Zach Braff’s debut theatre piece begins with Charlie (Mr Braff himself), in an empty house, swinging from a noosed extension lead, attempting to do the big FO while f(l)ailing to extinguis…

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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All New People, Duke of York’s Theatre, London

‘Scrubs’ star Zach Braff may draw an audience, but non-fans should think twice before going to see this wildly misjudged drama, says Ian Shuttleworth

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - Behind the Scenes and Official Trailer by DanceOn

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - Behind the Scenes and Official Trailer Behind the scenes of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter! Watch the official trailer in HD! Visionary filmmakers Tim …

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Smash - Episode 4 - The Cost of Art - Luan Legacy Recap by DanceOn

Smash - Episode 4 - The Cost of Art - Luan Legacy Recap In the fourth episode of NBC's Smash, tensions between Karen and Ivy run high as workshop rehearsals begin. Derek throws a birth…

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Morgan James Plays Free Concert at Rockwood Music Hall by BroadwayWorld

GODSPELLs Morgan James will play a free concert with her rock n soul band at Rockwood Music Hall 196 Allen Street on Wednesday February 29 at 10pm. The concert is free with no cover charge.

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Ample variety in new Children's Theatre season

Two world premieres and a show especially for preschoolers are highlights.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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It's worth a visit to 'Hospitality Suite'

The "chief business of the American people is business," as that great sage Calvin Coolidge notoriously said.

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Scientific theories inspire dance show

Choreographer Karole Armitage's background in dance is far-reaching.

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Katrin Hilbe by League of Professional Theatre Women

Director, Writer, Producer New York, New York USA Where do you look for inspiration? Art, life, people around me, everything everywhere is fodder for my imagination. What’s your favorite b…

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Kathleen Turner’s Commitment to Play About Addiction Stems From Her Own Past by Bill Hirschman

Kathleen Turner doesn’t shy from acknowledging that her devotion to the play High, a harrowing look at the world of addiction, is somewhat rooted in her own battle with alcoholism. “I th…

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Today in Theatre History: FEBRUARY 29 by David Gewirtzman and David Lefkowitz

1932 - Denis Johnston's drama, The Moon in the Yellow River, opens at the Guild Theatre. Egon Brecher stars as a German electrical engineer caught in the Troubles of rural Ireland.

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Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man Opens at Hartford Stage Feb. 29 by Adam Hetrick

Matthew Lopez's Civil War drama The Whipping Man, featuring Che Ayende, Leon Addison Brown and Josh Landay, officially opens Feb. 29 at Hartford Stage.

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Conor McPherson's Adaptation of "The Birds" Opens at the Guthrie Feb. 29 by Andrew Gans

The Guthrie Theater's production of Conor McPherson's The Birds officially opens in the Dowling Studio Feb. 29 following previews that began Feb. 25. Henry Wishcamper directs.

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Marrying George Clooney, With Meghan Duffy, Eliza Ventura, Colleen Zenk, Begins Feb. 29 in NYC by Michael Gioia

CAP21 Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From a Midlife Crisis, a new play by Amy Ferris, Ken Ferris and Krista Lyons, beginning Feb. 29, pri…

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Rated P for Parenthood, a Musical Comedy Revue, Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 29 by Kenneth Jones

Rated P for Parenthood, the new Off-Broadway musical revue about the joys and quirks of having kids, opens Feb. 29 following previews from Feb. 8 at the Westside Theatre. Courtney Balan ([ti…

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Michael Feinstein, Kate Baldwin, Adam Swanson, Rob Berman Conjure Tin Pan Alley Classics in NYC Feb. 29 by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin, pianist Rob Berman and 19-year-old ragtime pianist Adam Swanson join singer-pianist Michael Feinstein for the Feb. 29 performance of Standard Time with Micha…

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Final Cast of Love, Loss..., Including Sierra Boggess and Joyce van Patten, Begins Feb. 29 by Adam Hetrick

Sierra Boggess and Joyce van Patten lead the final New York cast of Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore, beginning Feb. 29 at the Westside Theatre.

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Kathleen Turner Has a High Time in Ft. Lauderdale Feb. 29-March 4 by Kenneth Jones

Kathleen Turner reprises her Broadway turn as a tough-talking nun who counsels a young drug addict in a Ft. Lauderdale, FL, engagement of the three-character play High. Performances play The…

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Sold-Out Their Eyes Were Watching God, With Phylicia Rashad and Leslie Uggams, Presented Feb. 29 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Phylicia Rashad, Chuck Cooper and Leslie Uggams take part in a sold-out stage adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God Feb. 29 and March 1 at the…

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Possessed Puppet Comedy Hand to God Begins Return Off-Broadway Engagement Feb. 29 by Adam Hetrick

The Off-Broadway encore engagement of Hand to God, Robert Askins' critically acclaimed comedy about a possessed Christian-ministry puppet, begins its five-week run Feb. 29 at the Ensembl…

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THE LEADING MEN: Pop Singer and Fantasticks Star Aaron Carter by Michael Gioia

Aaron Carter, who made his Broadway debut as a teenager in Seussical, returns to the New York stage after an 11-year hiatus. Meet the new Matt of Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks.

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