Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Carrie: Theater Review by David Rooney

An infamous Broadway flop becomes just another insipid teen-angst musical in this well-intentioned but misguided revision.

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Carrie The Musical Is Back: My Review - New York News - La Daily Musto by Michael Musto

​Every living being claims to have seen Carrie, the legendary 1988 Broadway flop musical based on the Stephen King novel about the small-town girl who gets revenge on the bullies via blood…

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE: “Carrie” by Tom Mizer

Carrie Stephen King’s tale of a prom queen with a nasty temper, one of the most infamous musical flops of all time, returns from the grave with new material by the original writers and…

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Theater Review: MCC’s ‘Carrie’ the Musical at the Lucille Lortel by Ben Brantley

The musical “Carrie,” a famous Broadway flop, has been revived at the Lucille Lortel Theater, in a production that is characterized by, uh, good taste.

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Review: Carrie by Andy Propst

MCC Theater's new version of the famously troubled musical is mostly satisfying.

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Review: Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From a Midlife Crisis by Andy Propst

This meandering theatrical collage focuses on women dealing with the legacies of their mothers.

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The Lady From the Sea, Rose Theatre, Kingston by Ismene Brown

“The lady from the sea” is what a remote Norwegian fjord town calls the young second wife of its good doctor, an elusive woman who seems to walk in the footsteps of the ghost of her well…

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Beyond Broadway: Rated P for Parenthood by Broadway.com

Beyond Broadway: Rated P for Parenthood Rated P for Parenthood chronicles every stage of modern-day parenting, from conception to college. A cast of four takes the audience through the ups …

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Roundabout Broadway Highlights: CABARET by Roundabout Theatre Company

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabouts 46-year history, youve likely experienced a play or musical tha…

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Ramin Karimloo to Play New York City Concert, 9/13 by BroadwayWorld

The B.B. King Blues Club and Grill will present Ramin Karimloo, best known for his roles in Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Love Never Dies. Karmloo will sing at the club September…

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Justin Long signs up for Broadway debut

NEW YORK (AP) -- The first new student has been revealed for the Broadway play "Seminar" - Justin Long....

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Justin Long to make Broadway debut in ‘Seminar’  by Joe Dziemianowicz

Justin Long is just that into theater. The 33-year-old actor will make his Broadway debut on April 3 in the comedy “Seminar” opposite Jeff Goldblum.

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Theater review: 'Moon Over Buffalo' at Open Fist Theatre by Philip Brandes

Besides wringing ample hilarity from the breezy plot, Johnson s staging manages a bit of substance.

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Brad Pitt Joins George Clooney in Prop 8 Play by Jordan Zakarin

The "Moneyball" star will take on the role of United States District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker in Saturday's Los Angeles staging of "8."

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Theater review: 'The Treatment' at Boston Court by Charles McNulty

The heart of Chekhov s work lies in the interaction between Ragin and Gromov, with Gromov outmaneuvering Ragin in debates on freedom, madness and oppression. The heart of Chekhov s work lies…

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Theater review: 'Cobb' at the Lonny Chapman Theatre by Margaret Gray

Ty Cobb still holds some of the records he set while playing for the Detroit Tigers (1905-26), including an unofficial one: "the dirtiest player of all time."Ty Cobb still holds some of the …

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Theater review: 'The Treatment' at Boston Court by Charles McNulty

"The Treatment," a movement-theater verision of Chekhov's story "Ward 6," opens at Boston Court.

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Theater review: 'Cobb' at the Lonny Chapman Theatre by Margaret K. Gray

Margaret Gray reviews the Group Rep's revival of Lee Blessing's "Cobb" at the Lonny Chapman Theatre.

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Theater review: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at Open Fist Theatre by Philip Brandes

Philip Brandes reviews Ken Ludwig's backstage farce, "Moon Over Buffalo," at Open Fist Theatre.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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“Walking on Turtle Island” and “Ghostlands of an Urban NDN” at the Autry by Pauline Adamek

Lulled by Native American singing and chanting, gradually you find yourself being pulled into another world. Two one-man plays, written by and starring acclaimed actor and storyteller Robert…

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CARRIE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Is this Carrie better than the original? In strict, black-and-white terms, probably. Is it anywhere near as interesting? Not a chance.

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Kristin Chenoweth on Her GCB Family, Broadway Return and How Turning 40 Changed Her by Broadway.com

After appearing as the very first guest on Show People, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth returned to Broadway.com's studios to chat with host Paul Wontorek about her many exciting current p…

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Theater Review: Jay Alvarez in ‘Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!’ by Daniel M. Gold

In his one-man show, “Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!,” Jay Alvarez recounts his escape from Castro’s Cuba, summoning up at least half a dozen characters.

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The Leisure Society - review by Michael Billington

Trafalgar Studios, LondonAn air of glamour surrounds this French-Canadian import by François Archambault. The cast, including ex-supermodel Agyness Deyn, is glamorous. The audience is glamo…

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Photo Coverage: William Shatner Gets a Sardi's Caricature by BroadwayWorld

William Shatner, currently starring on Broadway in SHATNERS WORLD WE JUST LIVE IN IT, has been given his own Sardi's caricature. Check out the photo of the star with his caricature below

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Mary Walsh appears in Dancing With Rage in Toronto by Richard Ouzounian

Mary Walsh is lying in her bed in Newfoundland, not happy about the fact that a bout of bronchitis has kept her on the Rock when she’s supposed to be in Toronto for rehearsals of her lates…

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TT: Charles Laughton, genius

In today's Wall Street Journal "Sightings" column I write about the second career of Charles Laughton, during which he directed...

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TT: Almanac

"There's no such thing as old age; there is only sorrow." Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance...

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TT: How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?

In today's Wall Street Journal I review the Irish Repertory Theatre's revival of Beyond the Horizon. Here's an excerpt. *...

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He's a Guitar Hero! Once Star Steve Kazee Is Broadway.com's Newest Video Blogger by Broadway.com

Broadway.com has a brand new backstage video blogger: the guitar-slinging, heart-melting star of Once, Steve Kazee! Along with his talented actor-musician co-stars, Kazee has just settled in…

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'War of the Worlds' hires Kaiser Chief

A full-scale Martian invasion will be enacted at arenas across Britain when Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds returns in a new stage show starring Ricky Wilson, the Kaiser Chiefs singer.

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NY Review: 'Carrie' by Erik Haagensen

MCC Theater's reworking of the infamous flop Broadway musical version of Stephen King's "Carrie" recoils too far from the original over-the-top production.

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Justin Long signs up for Broadway debut

The first new student has been revealed for the Broadway play "Seminar" -- Justin Long.

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Snookered, Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

What’s it like to be young, British and Muslim in the age of austerity? In an era of global financial crisis, high unemployment and shrinking pay packets, what can this country offer Briti…

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Damn Yankees Musical - Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Choreographer by DanceOn

Damn Yankees Musical - Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Choreographer Damn Yankees is coming to the Paper Mill Playhouse! Check out our exclusive coverage with cast members Christopher C…

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About David Burns… by Mark Evanier

I typoed in the previous message and have now fixed the error. Broadway legend David Burns died around eight years after he won the Tony Award for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Fo…

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Stars Will Come Out to Honor Rob Marshall at Roundabout Gala Supporting Musicals by Kenneth Jones

Roundabout Theatre Company's annual 2012 Spring Gala on March 12 will celebrate Academy Award, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rob Marshall, who has roots in RTC productions. His sis…

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

Re-Animator the Musical is re-animating...Elephant Theatre suspends production activity for the rest of 2012 while strengthening the management and board...Deaf West's new artistic director …

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2012 Chicago Cultural Plan Theatre Community Meeting by Chicago Plays

Monday, March 12, 6:00 PMHarold Washington Library400 S State, Multi-Purpose Room BPlease come to a meeting for the theatre community to discuss issues, ideas, policies and other items we wo…

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Justin Long to make Broadway debut in ‘Seminar’

The first new student has been revealed for the Broadway play “Seminar” — Justin Long.

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Photo Exclusive! Seize Your Chance to See Jeremy Jordan and the Newsies Cast in Rehearsal by Broadway.com

Hail the future Kings of New York! Beginning March 15, Broadway will be invaded by rabble-rousing, singing, dancing newsboys. From Bottle Alley to the harbor, New Yorkers can’t stop ta…

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An Inside Look at the the Resurrected Carrie, Starring Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson by Broadway.com

She’s back with a vengeance! A revival of one of the most infamous musicals of all time, Carrie, opens off-Broadway on March 1, starring Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson as the …

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Kristin Chenoweth and Nick Jonas Dream of Teaming Up in Mame by Broadway.com

Kristin Chenoweth has a pretty full plate these days as she readies for the premiere of her new TV show GCB and her upcoming concert tour, but the Tony winner is sti…

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NY Review: 'The Yeats Game: A Farce of Improbable Darkness' by Robert Windeler

John J. Ronan's 80-minute play, produced by American Storyboard at the Producers' Club, like W.B. Yeats is full of large themes, but it has small people.

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The David Dower Friday Phone Call – Ellen McLaughlin – Call # 12 by HowlRound

Phone Call #12: Ellen McLaughlin I woke up this morning thinking about war and veterans and re-entry and the strange place I feel myself caught in—between wanting to support the individual…

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Calixto Bieito Directs Williams’s ‘Camino Real’ in Chicago by Zachary Woolfe

The Catalan director Calixto Bieito has a reputation for being provocative. American audiences will get a chance to see for themselves with “Camino Real,” at the Goodman in Chicago.

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‘Brother Russia’ opens at Signature Theatre after getting a promotional e-mail push by Celia Wren

John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe’s new rock musical had a twisty genesis. How many works can trace their inspiration to Russian literature, a grocery run in Queens and an episode of “The So…

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The Lady From Dubuque by Robert Walport

There's a lot of denial in Edward Albee's "The Lady From Dubuque" including whether this existential rabbit hole goes anywhere. Reviving Broadway flops seems very in vogue of late (we've had…

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Top Ten TV Shows Featuring Broadway Actors, part 1 by Loganne

In the vein of Smash, which boasts a number of celebrated Broadway stars, we thought it would be fun to check out other television shows that also feature Broadway’s best. As it turns,…

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VIDEO FLASH: Rob Reiner Announces Livestreaming of 8, Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and More by Dan Bacalzo

Rob Reiner has released a video promo announcing the livestreaming of the celebrity-packed benefit reading of Dustin Lance Black's 8, to be offered as a benefit reading at the Wilshire …

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Casting Announced for Target Margin Theater's 0,2012: The Last Futurist Lab by Bethany Rickwald

Target Margin Theater and The Bushwick Starr have announced casting for the first half of 0,2012: The Last Futurist Lab, their annual series. The Lab is set to run March 16-April 7 at The B…

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PHOTO FLASH: William Shatner Receives Sardi's Caricature by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, March 1, William Shatner received his caricature at Sardi's Restaurant. The actor is currently starring on Broadway in his one-man show, Shatner's World: We Just Liv…

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La Fille mal gardée: A delightful dance and pony show by Paula Citron

The National Ballet does a superb job on the comic La Fille mal gardée. Let’s hope we get to see it more often

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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A delightful dance and pony show by Paula Citron

The National Ballet does a superb job on the comic La Fille mal gardée. Let’s hope we get to see it more often

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A COVER STORY: Nice Work If You Can Get It by Matthew Blank

The new Broadway musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It begins previews March 29 at the Imperial Theatre.

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Portland Center Stage Plans Clybourne Park, Sweeney Todd and The Whipping Man for 2012-2013 Season by Adam Hetrick

The 2012-13 season at Portland Center Stage in Oregon will include Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd and Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winnin…

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The David Dower Friday Phone Call – Katori Hall – Call # 11 by HowlRound

Phone Call #11: Katori Hall Download audio file (11-The-David-Dower-Friday-Phone-Call-Katori-Hall.mp3) Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from a…

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Are You Busy? by Chicago Plays

Is everyone as busy in March as we are. It’s taken me a lifetime, but I think I’ve finally figured out that I can expect some months to regularly be busier than others and March is one o…

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, March 1, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, March 1, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more informa…

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The David Dower Friday Phone Call – Wendy Goldberg – Call # 10 by HowlRound

Phone Call #10: Wendy Goldberg Wendy and I talk about her work with the O’Neill Conference, her approach to the director/playwright relationship, and the longevity of creative partnerships…

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Roundabout Announces Spring Gala Online Auction Honoring Rob Marshall, 3/12 by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director presents its annual 2012 Spring Gala honoring Academy Award, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rob Marshall.

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STAGE TUBE: Brad Pitt Joins Cast of Proposition 8 Play Reading for Live YouTube Broadcast by Stage Tube

The American Foundation for Equal Rights AFER and Broadway Impact have announced the addition of Golden Globe-winner and Academy and Emmy Award-nominee Brad Pitt to the cast of the West Coas…

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ArtsBeat: 'Life of a Salesman' A Conversation With Joe Nocera by The New York Times

Charles Isherwood invited the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera to talk about "Death of a Salesman."

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Ana Gasteyer to Play Joe's Pub on April 2 by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Ana Gasteyer will perform her popular cabaret show, Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman, at Joe's Pub on April 2 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The concert will feature a …

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:10PM

New Broadway Streetcar Takes Route Through a Multi-Racial New Orleans

Director Emily Mann (Broadway's Having Our Say, Anna in the Tropics) had a lifelong ambition to direct A Streetcar Named Desire. Blair Underwood always considered Stanley Kowalski on…

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Hedda Lettuce, Janis Paige, Amra-Faye Wright to Play Feinstein's at Loews Regency by Brian Scott Lipton

Feinstein's at Loews Regency has announced additional acts for its spring and summer schedule. Performers will include Alexandra Silber with Anthony Andrews (March 7), Rebecca Faulkenb…

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Will Lyman and Karen MacDonald Set For Long Day's Journey into Night by Robby Ritacco

New Repertory Theatre has announced casting for Eugene O'Neill's Tony-Award winning Long Day's Journey into Night. Performances will be held at the Charles Mosesian Theatre at…

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Betty Buckley Among Winners of Column Awards, Co-Hosted by Chita Rivera by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway legend Chita Rivera co-hosted The Column Awards, honoring excellence in theater within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, on Monday, February 27. The event was held at the Patty Granv…

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La Jolla Playhouse's The Car Plays: San Diego Extended Through March 11 by Bethany Rickwald

La Jolla Playhouse has announced that its WoW (Without Walls) production The Car Plays: San Diego will extend for two performances through March 11. Conceived by Paul Stein, The Car Plays: …

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:10PM

'Barnum' has big-top appeal; 'Pyramid' a bit unsteady by Nina Metz

THEATER REVIEWS: "The People's Barnum" by Quest Theatre Ensemble ★★★ and "$25,000 Pyramid" at the Playground Theater ★★ NINA METZ reviews "The People's Barnum"…

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Chicago theater openings for the week of March 2-8

Picking the upcoming opening nights.

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As interlopers go, 'The Jungle Book' is welcome

Whenever one of Chicago's nonprofit companies joins forces with a Broadway producer — let alone one with the name Disney — the prickly local twitterati start tweeting of the dark…

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Suburban theater for the week of March 2-8 by Kerry Reid

Kerry Reid on what's on stage in Chicago's suburbs.

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Cast announced for Carnegie Hall's Historic Concert of THE SOUND OF MUSIC!

Carnegie Hall today announced that its one-night-only concert performance of The Sound of Music on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage will star Laura Osnes as …

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'Rutherford & Son': 100-year-old play returns in Mint condition by Joe Dziemianowicz

How cold is the second-generation glassworks owner and omnipotent patriarch at the center of Githa Sowerby’s bracing 1912 British family drama “Rutherford & Son”?

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PHOTO GALLERY: Back Stage 2012 Garland Award Winners

"Bring It On: The Musical," "God of Carnage," "Cabaret," and "The Crucible" were among the winners of the Back Stage Garland Awards.

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The 2012 Back Stage Garland Awards

The Back Stage Los Angeles theater critics select the best productions from the year with the 2012 Garland Awards.

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'Carrie' Creators Resurrect A Legendary Flop

The musical adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie is one of Broadway's most famous disasters. Now the show's original writers are back — with a completely reworked version.

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Jane Alexander Tackles Edward Albee's 'The Lady From Dubuque' by Simi Horwitz

The veteran actor takes on the title character in Albee's play, now running Off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

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John Pollono Earns Garland Awards With 'Small Engine Repair' by Les Spindle

Playwright/actor John Pollono earns 3 Garland Awards with his world-premiere play "Small Engine Repair," presented by Rogue Machine at L.A.'s Theatre/Theater.

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Theater review: 'Hoodoo Love' at the Ruby Theatre by David C. Nichols

The blues supply the metaphoric fuel for "Hoodoo Love." The blues supply the metaphoric fuel for "Hoodoo Love."

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Brad Pitt joins cast of '8' play reading in L.A. by David Ng

Pitt joins his pal George Clooney and several other celebrities for the benefit event that also will be streamed live on YouTube.Pitt joins his pal George Clooney and several other celebriti…

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Brad Pitt joins cast of '8' play reading in L.A. by David Ng

Brad Pitt will wield a gavel Saturday in the gay-marriage battle, playing a federal judge in the play "8," which will have its L.A. premiere in a one-night reading at the Wilshire Ebell Thea…

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Davy Jones as Artful Dodger in 'Oliver!' and other stage turns by Margaret Wappler

Before Davy Jones became the most wee Monkee in 1966 and the object of Marsha Brady's crush five years later, he was a star of the stage.

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Inner-City Arts teaming up with European theater artists by David Ng

A little bit of the European theater world is coming to the skid row neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles.

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L.A. playwright Jennifer Haley wins Blackburn prize by David Ng

Jennifer Haley, a Los Angeles-based playwright, is the winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an annual award that recognizes achievements by female playwrights. The prize is for Ha…

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 05:01PM

Theater review: 'Hoodoo Love' at the Ruby Theatre by David Nichols

David C. Nichols reviews Katori Hall's "Hoodoo Love" in its West Coast premiere, presented by the AGS Theatre at the Ruby Theatre at the Complex. A theater review for the Los Angeles Times.

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How Do You Create a Fake Theater Troupe? Art Collective My Barbarian Pulls it Off at Human Resources

Human ResourcesStill from My Barbarian's video Shakuntala DuBois​ Opening night of My Barbarian's new show, Broke People's Baroque Peoples' Theater, artist Anna Sew Hoy rolled and writ…

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Arts on TV: 'Open Call'; 'The Phantom of the Opera'; Idina Menzel by Ed Stockly

This week's Arts on TV includes 'Open Call'; 'The Phantom of the Opera'; Idina Menzel

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Off-Broadway's Berenstain Bears LIVE! Will Honor Late "Berenstain Bears" Co-Creator Jan Berenstain by Michael Gioia

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical, presented by Matt Murphy, will pay tribute to the late co-creator of "The Berenstain Bears," Jan Berenstain, who died Feb…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Newsies and Leap of Faith's Alan Menken Featured on CBS (Video) by Michael Gioia

Oscar Award-winning composer Alan Menken, whose work will be seen in the Broadway-bound productions of Newsies and Leap of Faith, was recently featured on "CBS Sunday Morning."

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Norbert Leo Butz, Jez Butterworth, Mary Beth Peil and More Set for Atlantic's Bring It On Home Gala by Michael Gioia

Atlantic Theater Company will present its annual spring gala Bring It On Home, an evening of soul music celebrating the re-opening of the company's renovated Linda Gross mainstage t…

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ArtsBeat: Chita Rivera Will Be A Suspect When 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' Returns by Felicia R. Lee

Roundabout Theater Company features the musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood" as part of its 2012-2013 season.

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STAGE TUBE: First Look at Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas in GAYBY by Stage Tube

Jonathan Lisecki's new comedy Gayby, is premiering a week from Monday at SXSW Film Festival in Austin, and stars Jenn Harris Clarice in Silence The Musical and Matthew Wilkas currently appea…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 04:37PM

Justin Long doing B'way 'Seminar'

Legit News: Thesp to star opposite Jeff Goldblum in Reback comedy

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Spark Theater announces season lineup by Tucker Shaw

Denver's Spark Theater announced its 2012-2013 season today. The ambitious South Broadway theater is doubling the number of shows for the coming season, from 4 offerings to 8.

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Hot Lunch Apostles: Trav S.D. Talks to LW3 by Trav S.D.

Tonight is the launch of the Talking Band’s revival of their 1983 show Hot Lunch Apostles at La Mama. This might have been of some passing interest to me as I walk my Indie Theatre beat, b…

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Item World: Local news and views 3/2

Mike Pomeranz strikes out for greener pastures; local salon gets snipped by Tabatha.

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Practically Perfect: Rated P for Parenthood opens to solid reviews by Loganne

Leap day, February 29, 2012, marked the official birth of off-Broadway musical Rated P for Parenthood. The sketch comedy, with book and lyrics by Sandy Rustin, music and lyrics by Dan Lipto…

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Life of a ‘Salesman’

Charles Isherwood leads an online conversation about the classic American drama by Arthur Miller.

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Justin Long to Join Jeff Goldblum in Broadway's Seminar by Dan Bacalzo

Justin Long will co-star with the previously reported Jeff Goldblum in the Broadway production of Theresa Rebeck's play, Seminar. Both actors will begin performances in the show, at the…

Linked From TheaterMania at 04:09PM

Marilu Henner, Carole King, Ryan O'Neal, Vanessa Williams Set for Barnes & Noble Appearances by Brian Scott Lipton

Barnes & Noble has announced its calendar of April celebrity events in New York City. Tony Award and Emmy Award nominee Vanessa Williams and her mother, Helen, will appear at the store …

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Maly Drama Theatre's Lev Dodin to Give Artist Talk at BAM by Robby Ritacco

Maly Drama Theatre's artistic director Lev Dodin will present an artist talk on the subject of naturalism and Russian drama in the BAM Hillman Attic Studio on April 21 at 5pm. The talk …

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Ramin Karimloo to Play B.B. King's on September 13 by Brian Scott Lipton

Ramin Karimloo will appear at New York's B.B. King Blues Club and Grill at 8pm on September 13. He will perform songs from his upcoming CD Ramin, which includes theater music, pop cove…

Linked From TheaterMania at 04:09PM
Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Lynn Cohen and Jake Robards Will Head Cast of Off-Broadway's Eavesdropping On Dreams by Andrew Gans

Lynn Cohen and Jake Robards will head the cast of the world premiere of Rivka Beekerman-Greenberg’s Eavesdropping On Dreams, which will begin previews April 20 at the Cherry Lane Studi…

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Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald to Perform on "The Rosie Show" by Adam Hetrick

Porgy and Bess stars Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald will perform on the March 2 broadcast of "The Rosie Show."

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Six Shows Will Open on Broadway in Final Four Days of Current Season by Andrew Gans

Theatre critics and our own Harry Haun, who pens the Playbill On Opening Night column, will have their work cut out for them the week of April 23.

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"Ed" Star Justin Long Will Take Broadway's Seminar, Starting April 3 by Kenneth Jones

Justin Long, the young actor who has played a number of charming and hapless roles in TV ("Ed," "New Girl") and film ("He's Just Not That Into You," "T…

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Fuse Theater Interview: Ken Cheeseman on “Bakersfield Mist” by Arts Fuse Editor

We’re in this virtual reality age now, asking new questions about what art is. What has true meaning and what doesn’t?

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Justin Long to Make Broadway Debut in SEMINAR April 3 by BroadwayWorld

Film and Television star Justin Long Hes Just Not That Into You, The Break Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball, Ed will make his Broadway debut when he joins Academy Award and Emmy Award no…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:36PM

Roundabout Broadway Highlights: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Roundabout Theatre Company

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabouts 46-year history, youve likely experienced a play or musical tha…

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Onstage spotlight: "Blue Heaven"

Plus "T Bone N Weasel," Picnic on the Battlefield"

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Review: Rinaldo (Lyric Opera of Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

Lyric Opera of Chicago ends off their gangbuster season (Show Boat, Aida, Magic Flute) in a surprisingly understated way: an opaque take on Handel's *Rinaldo*. But the brilliant voices and v…

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A Mysterious First Look at Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Previews have begun for the Signature Theatre revival of Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque, which marks a welcome return to the New York stage for Jane Alexander. We’ve got an…

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The Eyes Have It! First Look at John Lithgow in Costume for The Columnist by Broadway.com

John Lithgow is headed back to Broadway to play the title role in Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere production of David Auburn’s The Columnist. We've got a sneak peek a…

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Justin Long to Make Broadway Debut Alongside Jeff Goldblum in Seminar by Broadway.com

Film actor Justin Long will make his Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar. Long will assume the role of Martin (currently portrayed by Hamish Linklater) alongside previously anno…

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Squigs Takes How I Learned to Drive Stars Elizabeth Reaser & Norbert Leo Butz Out For a Spin by Broadway.com

Paula Vogel’s powerful, Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive takes audiences through the back roads of rural Maryland and a young woman's memories, and Broadway.com&r…

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Art spotlight: Stella Ebner

Screenprints, woodcuts and watercolor studies

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'Lifelike' is more than skin deep

REVIEW: What is reality? Walker Art Center offers a playful, provocative answer with its ambitious new exhibit, "Lifelike."

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Listen to Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s ‘Divas’ Serenade SiriusXM’s ‘Cousin Brucie’ – Segment Online Now by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL’s “Divas” Jacqueline B. Arnold and Anastacia McCleskey visited the SiriusXM studios live to serenade legendary New York radio personality “C…

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'The Whipping Man' Compelling, But Lacks Intimacy by Frank Rizzo

  Follow CT Lifestyle & Entertainment News On The Courant's Features Buzz Facebook PageThe show: "The Whipping Man"

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ArtsBeat: Justin Long To Make Broadway Debut in 'Seminar' by Scott Heller

The TV and movie actor will play an aspiring novelist opposite Jeff Goldblum in Theresa Rebeck's comedy.

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VIDEO FLASH: March 1 TheaterMania News Minute by Tristan Fuge and Bethany Rickwald

This week TheaterMania reports on Woody Allen writing the book for a musical adaptation of Bullets Over Broadway, Matilda the Musical on Broadway in 2013, Cate Blanchett and more Helen Hayes…

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Delia Ephron to Release The Lion Is In Novel on March 29 by Brian Scott Lipton

Delia Ephron, co-author of the long-running Off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore, will release her new novel, The Lion Is In on Thursday, March 29. Blue Rider Press will publish th…

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Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald to Perform on March 2 Episode of The Rosie Show by Dan Bacalzo

Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald, who star in the title roles of the Broadway production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, will perform on the Friday, March 2 episode of The Rosie Show. M…

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Bryan Foyster, Stephen Mendillo Set for L.A. Deathtrap by Brian Scott Lipton

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center will present a benefit production of Ira Levin's Tony Award-winning thriller Deathtrap, March 28-May 6. Ken Sawyer will direct the production. Net pro…

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The Berenstain Bears LIVE! to Honor Jan Berenstain at Upcoming Performances by Bethany Rickwald

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will present this weekend's performances in honor of The Berenstain Bears creator Jan Berenstain, who, as previously reported, died on February 24 at the age …

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Eddie Izzard, Liam Neeson, Paul Rudd Among Stars Set for March 4 Secret Policeman's Ball by Brian Scott Lipton

An updated list of performers has been announced for Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball, to be held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, March 4 at 7pm. The event will …

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Jeffrey Coon, Ellen Tobie to Star in Walnut Street Theatre's Doubt - A Parable by Robby Ritacco

John Patrick Shanley's Tony Award-winning Broadway play Doubt - A Parable will be presented at Walnut Street's Independent Studio on 3 from March 27-April 15, with opening night se…

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Sound Advice: Linda Lavin, Anastasia Barzee and Dakaboom by Rob Lester

The two leading ladies leading off the column with their first solo albums are hardly newcomers to singing and theatre ... Dakaboom, upbeat up-and-comers, should have a booming caree

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Letter: Children are the future by The Stage

It is sad to read survey reports that a quarter of children have never been to the theatre (23 February, page 4)

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Letter: Talent show doubts by The Stage

Matthew Hemley's article Living The Dream (February 9, page 20) raises an interesting debate about the profession's attitude to television talent searches.

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Letter: The true star of Singin' in the Rain by The Stage

I was very disappointed that the producers of Singin' in the Rain did not see fit to give Katherine Kingsley equal billing with Adam Cooper, Daniel Crossley and Scarlett Strallen, the other …

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Letter: Shakespeare date by The Stage

Equity "get together across the UK"

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Letter: Tommy Kane by The Stage

From The Stage and Television Today, October 23, 1965

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Letter: No magic in wizard by The Stage

Tabard is spot on about Russell Grant's appearance in The Wizard of Oz (Chit Chat, page 9, February 23).

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Backstage: PSI notable work for Sideline by The Stage

Production Services Ireland's Dublin branch has supplied full lighting production, trussing and associated rigging for two high profile TV series - Take Me Out (Ireland) and Family Fortunes …

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Backstage: DBN lights up exhibition by The Stage

Manchester-based DBN Lighting has supplied a custom LED and control solution to the city's Whitworth Art Gallery which will run for three months as part of the Cotton: Global Threads exhibit…

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Gary Wilmot: A fruitful career by The Stage

Gary Wilmot talks to Tony Cooke about starring in the musical A Bowl of Cherries and why he never predicted that he would make it in showbusiness

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Backstage: Artistic Licence Integration launches new website by The Stage

Artistic Licence Integration, the projects division of Wayne Howell's pioneering Artistic Licence brand, has announced its new web presence. The site is said to emphasise the company's techn…

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Nelson and Michell: Farewell to the Theatre by The Stage

Richard Nelson and Roger Michell have been collaborating for nearly 30 years. Their latest work, Farewell to the Theatre, brings to life the extraordinary story of the brilliant, troubled, a…

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Mad about the Foy by The Stage

With both Upstairs Downstairs and White Heat being screened on the BBC this month, Claire Foy talks to Matthew Hemley about feeling surprisingly comfortable in front of the camera

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Backstage: XL Video supplies Brits by The Stage

XL Video provided video production - including LED screens, projection system, PPU and cameras - for the 2012 Brit Awards, staged for the second year running at London's O2 Arena. The event …

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All new people? More like all old hat! by Mark Shenton

Zach Braff may just be wondering what went wrong with the journey of his play All New People from a relatively acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere last year to a mostly panned West End opening t…

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Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis Appear on Rosie (VIDEO)

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis of The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS will appear on The Rosie Show, tomorrow, March 2, 2012.

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Head or tail: Giving life to the War Horse by Melissa Leong

In January, reporters and television crews gathered at a rehearsal hall in Toronto to see their first glimpse of the First World War play War Horse. While the cast and crew prepared to run a…

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Theatre review: War Horse gallops off to victory by Robert Cushman

The transforming moment in War Horse — transforming in every sense — comes about 20 minutes in. Joey, the title horse, changes before our eyes from foal to full-grown stallion.

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Freshly Titled Clyde 'n Bonnie Musical Comedy, Directed by Lonny Price, Premieres in GA; Cast Announced by Kenneth Jones

Hunter Foster and Rick Crom's satiric musical treatment of the criminal lives of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow has a cast — and a new title — for a new Atlanta-area producti…

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PHOTO CALL: Jane Lynch, Lea Thompson, Eric Idle and More at Spamalot Los Angeles Opening by Matthew Blank

Monty Python's Spamalot, the 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, returned to L.A.'s Pantages Theatre for a one-week engagement through March 4.

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Andrea Marcovicci, KT Sullivan, Eric Michael Gillett, Marilyn Maye Among 2012 MAC Nominees by Michael Gioia

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the nominees for the 2012 MAC Awards March 1. The 26th Annual MAC Awards will be presented March 29 at B.B. King Blues Club & …

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’s Paul Nolan, Josh Young and Chilina Kennedy featured in April issue of Vanity Fair. Performances begin tonight, March 1. by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

The stars of the Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Paul Nolan, Josh Young and Chilina Kennedy, are featured in the April issue of Vanity Fair, on stands now.     Andrew Lloyd…

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Fresh Air, Part One – Hit the Wall by Francis

This is the first of a two-part blog post. While some theaters in the city are still going on their merry way with productions of Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, and, inexplicably, hoary ch…

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The Mystery of Dennis Lehane’s Only Play, Coronado by Drew Shirley

The director of Dennis Lehane's Coronado says the Mystic River writer probably won't write another play. Coronado "breaks theatrical conventions right and left" -- and yes, it's packed with …

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MILLION DOLLAR Time Machine at Houston’s Hobby Center by David Dow Bentley III

It would not be until the 17th song of the evening that the audience would hear the Carl Perkins tune, “Party,” but in every other way the party for Million Dollar Quartet began the mome…

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STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Teresa Eyring by Stage Tube

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group This week Teresa Eyring shares pivotal moments in her theatre career and why the arts matt…

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Mary Beth Peil, Norbert Leo Butz, et al. Set for Atlantic Theatre Company Gala, 3/5 by BroadwayWorld

Atlantic Theater Company will present their annual Spring Gala Bring It On Home on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - a fantastic evening of soul music celebrating th…

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Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Heading to Broadway? by BroadwayWorld

According to an audition listing, a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, titled HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, is aiming to open on Broadway in the near future. Kenny Leon will direct a …

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STAGE TUBE: Lauren Molina, Nick Cearley Strip Down Carole King by Stage Tube

Broadway veteran Lauren Molina recently started a Youtube series called Stripped Down under the band name The Skivvies, with Nick Cearley. In the video below they perform I Feel the Earth Mo…

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STAGE TUBE: Will Chase Sings 'A Song For You' on March 5th SMASH by Stage Tube

In this Monday's episode of the NBC musical drama SMASH, guest star Will Chase's character, Michael attempts to win back the affections of his former love Julia, played by Debra Messing and …

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Snookered, Bush Theatre, London by Heather Neill

Bush Theatre, London: Uncertainty is the keynote of Ishy Din's first full-length play, the last of Josie Rourke's programming here before her departure for the Donmar. Read the fu…

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The Houdini Experience, Peacock Theatre, London by Alistair Smith

Peacock Theatre, London: "Tonight, it's all about Houdini," says Hans Klok during his debut London show. It isn't. Read the full review

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The Crowstarver, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford by Andrew Blades

Oxford Playhouse, Oxford: In recent years, Theatre Alibi, based in Exeter, has been drawn to narratives set during wartime. The theatre already has impressive adaptations of Graham Greene�…

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Crime & Punishment, Lord Stanley Pub, London by The Stage

Lord Stanley Pub, London: Read the full review

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Moscow State Circus: Babushkin Sekret, Fairfield Halls, Croydon by Liz Arratoon

Fairfield Halls, Croydon: I have yet to be convinced that traditional circus, with all its stupendous skills, requires a narrative, and Babushkin Sekret is not going to persuade me. Set in 1…

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Full Original Cast Confirmed for Broadway Run of The Lyons, Starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa by Broadway.com

The original cast from the off-Broadway run of Nicky Silver's The Lyons will transfer with the show when it makes its mainstem bow this spring. In addition to previously announced stars …

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Celebrate the Birth of Rated P for Parenthood on Opening Night by Broadway.com

It's a boy! On February 29, the cast of Rated P For Parenthood took their first official Broadway bows at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre. Directed by Jeremy Dobrish, the sketch…

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Review: (Toronto) La Liste by The Charlebois Post

(photo credit: Suzanne O'Neill)Sylvie Drapeau is on the listOne of the country's greatest actors in Torontoby Adèle CharleboisJennifer Tremblay's La Liste begins with a woman alone in her h…

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In 2012-13 season, Remy Bumppo will consider marriage

For its 16th season — and its first under the new artistic direction of longtime ensemble member Nick Sandys — the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company will present three plays about marriage. In…

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Paso Nuevo to Present Who's to Blame?/ ¿De quién es la culpa? by Bethany Rickwald

Paso Nuevo, Gala Theatre's youth performance group will present the murder mystery Who's to Blame?/ ¿De quién es la culpa?, March 10 at 8pm and March 11 at 3p…

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Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Duncan Sheik to Play Highline Ballroom in April by Brian Scott Lipton

An April line-up of events has been announced for The Highline Ballroom. Highlights will include concerts by former Rent stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp (April 13), and Tony Award winner…

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Broadway's The Lyons to Feature Entire Off-Broadway Cast, Including Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa by Andy Propst

The complete Off-Broadway cast will reprise their roles in the Broadway transfer of Nicky Silver's The Lyons. In addition, it has been announced that the show will begin previews at th…

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VIDEO FLASH: Will Chase Sings "A Song for You" on NBC's Smash by Andy Propst

NBC has released a clip of the Monday, March 5 episode of Smash. In the episode, Will Chase's character, Michael, makes a romantic plea for the affections of his old flame, Julia (pl…

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Bill Irwin, Bill T. Jones, Kathleen Turner Set for YoungArts New York Weekend by Bethany Rickwald

YoungArts is to present an evening of short works showcasing national YoungArts award winners from the greater New York City area, March 8 at 7pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshn…

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Norbert Leo Butz, Kathryn Erbe, Elizabeth Olsen Set for Atlantic Theatre Company Gala by Brian Scott Lipton

The Atlantic Theater Company will present their annual Spring Gala, Bring It On Home, at 6:30pm on Monday, March 5 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The event will feature special appea…

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Lynn Cohen, Jake Robards Set for Eavesdropping on Dreams by Dan Bacalzo

Lynn Cohen and Jake Robards will star in the world premiere of Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg's Eavesdropping on Dreams. Barefoot Theatre Company will present the play Off-Broadway at the Che…

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Nick Jonas in HOW TO SUCCEED... New TV Commercial by How To Succeed In Business (Without Really Trying)

Nick Jonas in HOW TO SUCCEED... New TV Commercial http://www.howtosucceedbroadway.com/ Now, in its second smash year, Broadway's musical comedy hit welcomes a bright new star—mus…

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Elisabeth Welch honoured with English Heritage blue plaque by Maev Kennedy

Singer who had own radio series and was nominated for Olivier and Tony awards is second black woman to be so honouredAn English Heritage blue plaque has been unveiled in London to the velvet…

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Laws to ban wild animals being used for circus performances by Juliette Jowit

Government announcement follows campaign by animal charities and evidence of elephant being beaten by trainersLaws to stop tigers, camels, zebras and snakes being used as performing animals …

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Snookered - review by Michael Billington

Bush, LondonThis is a first full-length play by a former Middlesbrough cab-driver, Ishy Din. Even if its plot is formulaic, it has plenty fresh to say about the aspirations of young Pakistan…

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Goodbye to All That - review by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonOne thing intrigues me about this fine play, presented as part of the Young Writers festival: how come its 26-year-old author, Luke Norris, knows so much about senior citi…

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Horse Piss for Blood - review by Lyn Gardner

Drum, PlymouthVirgil has spent 10 years in a mental asylum being treated by Dr Levine for delusions about Sally's bottom. Now, clutching his certificate of sanity, he is returning home to hi…

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SISTER ACT sings the National Anthem for the Knicks! by Sister Act

SISTER ACT sings the National Anthem for the Knicks! SISTER ACT's Lael Van Keuren represented the cast, singing the National Anthem at the Knicks game on February 29. For more informat…

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Broadway's Best Shows Announces New Monthly Raffle

Today, Broadway's Best Shows is launching a brand new monthly giveaway! Every month, we will be giving away a pair of tickets to one of your favorite Broadway shows! With multiple ways to pl…

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Atlantic Theater Company’s Spring Gala “Bring It On Home” Toasts Upcoming Completion of Main Stage Renovation by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present their annual Spring Gala Bring It On Home on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Lighthouse a…

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Offer: £20 tickets for THE AWKWARD SQUAD at the Arts Theatre

Best available seats for THE AWKWARD SQUAD just £20 at the Arts Theatre until 13 March 2012

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Davy Jones' Performance of "I'd Do Anything" From Oliver! (Video) by Michael Gioia

As previously reported, Davy Jones, a Tony nominee for his performance as the Artful Dodger in Oliver!, died Feb. 29. Here is his performance of "I'd Do Anything" from that mus…

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Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa and Original Cast of The Lyons Confirmed for Broadway Move by Kenneth Jones

The original Off-Broadway company of Nicky Silver's dark comedy The Lyons will make the leap to Broadway, producers announced on March 1. Performances begin April 5 prior to an April 23 …

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PHOTO CALL: Howard McGillin, Chryssie Whitehead, Nancy Anderson Preview Paper Mill's Damn Yankees by Matthew Blank

Howard McGillin, Chryssie Whitehead, Patti Cohenour, Nancy Anderson and cast offered a Feb. 29 sneak peek performance of Paper Mill's upcoming production of Damn Yankees.

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"Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night!," New CD from Jacques Brel's Gay Marshall, Now Available by Andrew Gans

Gay Marshall, acclaimed for her performance in the revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well And Living in Paris and for her debut solo recording "Gay Marshall Sings Piaf, La Vie L&rsqu…

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We finally have a text. The exploration of our characters continues by Michael Kahn

Strange Interlude rehearsals continue. We entered rehearsals with a carefully edited script, but it has kept on changing and evolving. There were times when we would stop, in the middle of r…

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Arts & Leisure: Bridge Project, Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes Take Final Bow by Charles Isherwood

The Bridge Project — that ambitious British-American exercise in cross-pollination — is winding down its third and final season, but it’s not likely that its absence will leave a gapin…

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STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis & Audra McDonald Perform on THE ROSIE SHOW! by Stage Tube

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is now on Broadway with a cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald Ragtime, Private Practice as Bess, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis Les Misrables,…

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Photo Flash: First Look at John Lithgow in THE COLUMNIST! by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the limited engagement of THE COLUMNIST by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn beginning Wednesday, April 4 and opening Wednesday, April 25 at MT…

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Donny Osmond-Led JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Sing-Along to Hit Movie Theatres 3/26 by BroadwayWorld

NCM Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision bring one of the worlds favorite shows, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rices Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond to movie t…

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LYSISTRATA JONES Cast in the Recording Studio! by BroadwayWorld

LYSISTRATA JONES may have given its final performance in January, but a cast album is on its way The show's official Twitter page revealed that the cast is currently in the recording studio.

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: New MARY POPPINS LED Marquee! by Jennifer Broski

MARY POPPINS, now in its 5th successful year on Broadway, continues to break ground with its new entirely digitized marquee made from LED lights. Check it out below

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Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant Set for Broadway's THE LYONS; Full Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS -- a critical and popular success when it debuted last fall at Vineyard Theatre -- will transfer to Broadway's Cort Theatre 138 W. 48 St. with its entire origin…

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Photo Flash: Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton in Recording Studio for SWEENEY TODD by BroadwayWorld

Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd transfers to London's West End for a limited season from 10 March 2012. Widely…

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Art Gallery of Ontario: Kim Adams wins Gershon Iskowitz Prize

Kim Adams, whose artwork over the past 30 years has involved creating playful monumental scuptural out of cast-off junk, has won the $50,000 Gershon Iskowitz Prize. The prize, which is admin…

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Stephen Kunken, Grace Gummer & More Join John Lithgow for Manhattan Theatre Club’s The Columnist by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Stephen Kunken, Grace Gummer and Brian J. Smith will join previously announced stars John Lithgow, Boyd Gaines and Margaret Colin in Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premier…

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Priscilla Presley Puts Her Hands Together with the Stars of Sister Act by Broadway.com

Priscilla Presley is no stranger to spangly costumes—she was married to Elvis, after all!—but the actress and one-time Dancing With the Stars contestant got another healthy dose …

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The Berenstain Bears LIVE! to Pay Tribute to Co-Creator Jan Berenstain by Broadway.com

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical will pay tribute to the late co-creator of The Berenstain Bears, Jan Berenstain, who passed away February 24. Directed by Devanand J…

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Tickets Now on Sale for Lincoln Center’s Acclaimed Play 4000 Miles by Broadway.com

Tickets are now available for the off-Broadway transfer of Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. Directed by Daniel Aukin, the play stars Mary Louise Wilson, Gabriel Ebert, Greta Lee and Zoe Winter…

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Student rush tickets available for 'American Idiot'

Show plays the Peabody March 2-5

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Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Joyce Theater, New York

Emanuel Gat’s ‘Preludes & Fugues’ subtly captures the spirit of its Bach score, Apollinaire Scherr writes

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David Arquette, Jean Smart to Co-Star on ABC's The Smart One Pilot by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen stars David Arquette and Jean Smart will co-star in the ABC pilot The Smart One, according to TVLine.com. The series will focus on Jude and Candy, siblings who are polar op…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:06PM

Michael Esper, Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad Cast in Do No Harm Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Phylicia Rahad has joined the cast of the NBC pilot, Do No Harm, according to The Hollywood Reporter as a hospital chief of staff. The project, written by David Schulner, …

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Run away to join the circus with London’s Roundhouse theatre by Catherine Noonan

Step into your very own Moulin Rouge-esque world of cabaret, burlesque and wonderment with the Roundhouse's Circusfest 2012. Catherine Noonan finds out more.

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Leonard Nimoy to Guest Star on CBS' The Big Bang Theory by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Leonard Nimoy will guest-star on the March 29 episode of CBS hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, according to published reports. Nimoy will play his famed role of Star Tr…

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Marilyn Maye, Mark Nadler, KT Sullivan Among MAC Award Nominees by Andy Propst

The nominations for the 26th annual MAC Awards have been announced. As previously announced, the prizes will be presented at the MAC Awards Show, to be held on March 29 at B.B. King Blues C…

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Review: The Lady from the Sea by Peggitty Pollard-Davey

Ellida Wangel is beautiful, married and alone. Her doctor-husband loves her dearly – he worries about her and her moods; she is ill and he believes he can cure her. Ellida’s stepdaughter…

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Broadway's The Lyons to Feature Entire Off-Broadway Cast, Including Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa by Andy Propst

The complete Off-Broadway cast will reprise their roles in the Broadway transfer of Nicky Silver's The Lyons. In addition, it has been announced that the show will begin previews at th…

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The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Announces Theatre Education Program

Thanks to a generous donation from the families of George and Ira Gershwin, 2,250 high school students from New York City Public Schools will be coming to see the show on Wednesday matinees …

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Teaser: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA UK Tour 2012 (VIDEO)

The Phantom of the Opera tours the UK in 2012 – opening in preview TODAY in Plymouth! Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal mu…

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Side by Side by Susan Blackwell: Aurda McDonald by Broadway.com

Side by Side by Susan Blackwell: Aurda McDonald One might not expect four-time Tony winner and Juilliard-trained star Audra McDonald to discuss scatalogical urges while singing or dish on w…

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MySpace: Michael Urie by Broadway.com

MySpace: Michael Urie 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 welcomin…

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Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz Among Cast of Ryan Murphy-Directed Movie Musical "One Hit Wonders" by Michael Gioia

Grammy Award winner Beyoncé, who starred in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls," has signed on to star in a new movie musical that will be directed by "Glee" creator Ryan M…

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Broadway's The Columnist Inks in Stephen Kunken, Grace Gummer, Brian J. Smith by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award nominee Stephen Kunken (Enron), Grace Gummer (Arcadia) and Brian J. Smith (Come Back, Little Sheba) will join previously announced John Lithgow, Margaret Colin and Boyd Gaines for…

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Cast Album of Lysistrata Jones in the Works by Kenneth Jones

Musicians are in a studio with composer-lyricist Lewis Flinn March 1 to begin recording the cast album of Broadway's Lysistrata Jones, according to @LyssieJ, the official Twitter account…

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Arizona Theatre Company Selects Next to Normal and Clybourne Park for 2012-2013 Season by Adam Hetrick

Arizona audiences will get a look at two recent Pulitzer Prize-winning works as part of the Arizona Theatre Company's 2012-2013 season, which will be bookended by Next to Normal and Clyb…

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Angry 'Birds' visit Guthrie

REVIEW: The U.S. premiere of "The Birds" pits four characters against the apocalyptic fury of nature.

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SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Begins Spring Schedule This Week, Adding Sunday Evening Shows by BroadwayWorld

SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, will add Sunday evenings to the new Spring playing schedule beginning this Sunday, March 4th at The 9th Space Theat…

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STAGE TUBE: William Shatner Stops by THE COLBERT REPORT! by Stage Tube

TV and film star William Shatner appeared The Colbert Report yesterday, February 29, on Comedy Central to talk about his current Broadway show - SHATNER'S WORLD WE JUST LIVE IN IT - and more…

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Stephen Kunken, Grace Gummer & More Complete Casting for MTC's THE COLUMNIST by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced additional casting for the upcoming world premiere of THE COLUMNIST, by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel…

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WONDERLAND Vocal Selections Available Today by BroadwayWorld

Vocal selection are now available for Frank Wildhorn's WONDERLAND, which opened on Broadway last Spring. The book features 19 pianovocal selections from the score including 'Advice from a Ca…

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Photo Blast From The Past: Patrick Cassidy by Walter McBride

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's newest photo series 'Photo Blast From the Past'. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the s…

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Photo Flash: Hunter Foster's CLYDE 'N BONNIE Readies for Atlanta Premiere by BroadwayWorld

After years of development, Clyde 'n Bonnie A Folktale is set to premiere in suburban Atlanta at Aurora Theatre on March 15, 2012. Aurora Theatre first encountered the show in 2009 at the pr…

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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Caissie Levy, Kacie Sheik, Wallace Smith & More Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston! by BroadwayWorld TV

Broadway Remembers Whitney, a benefit concert honoring one of the greatest icons and voices of our generation was held on February 27th at Joes Pub. Check out concert highlights below

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2012 MAC Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony March 29th by BroadwayWorld

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets amp Clubs MAC has announced the nominees for the 26th Annual MAC Awards. The winners will be announced live at the MAC Awards Show on Thursday, March 2…

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Death of a Salesman's Finn Wittrock on Living the Dream with Mike Nichols by Josh Ferri

Age & Hometown: 27; Lenox, Massachusetts Current Role: A Broadway debut as Happy Loman, the womanizing, truth-stretching younger son of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Linda Emond in …

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Sing-Along Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starring Donny Osmond, Headed to Theaters by Broadway.com

The filmed production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond, is headed to movie theaters nationwide for a speci…

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Tyler Perry As Madea To Play XL Center In Hartford by Frank Rizzo

Touring Show "Madea Get A Job"The Great Recession has even hit the great Madea .

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TimeLine Theatre Company Announces 2012-2013 Season by Bethany Rickwald

TimeLine Theatre Company has announced the productions planned for its 2012-2013 season, which will begin in August. TimeLine will kick off the season with the Chicago premiere of Mois&…

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Highlights From Carrie Today

Based on the famous Stephen King novel and subsequent film of the same name, MCC Theater's new production of the musical version of Carrie stars Molly Ranson as the telekinetic title charac…

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Donny Osmond Set for Live Q&A as Part of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Sing-Along Screenings by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran and recording star Donny Osmond will participate in a question-and-answer session, live from Salt Lake City, as part of nationwide screenings of a sing-along film version of…

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Keri Kellerman Named New Managing Director of Intiman Theatre by Bethany Rickwald

Intiman Theatre has announced that Keri Kellerman will assume the role of managing director for the company, according to The Seattle Times. A Seattle-based administrator and fundraiser, Ke…

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Mark Consuelos, Kyle MacLachlan to Co-Host LIVE! with Kelly in March by Dan Bacalzo

Theater veterans Mark Consuelos and Kyle MacLachlan will be among the upcoming guests hosts who will join Kelly Ripa on the popular morning talk show, LIVE! with Kelly. MacLachlan -- who pe…

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Seattle Rep's Red Extended Through March 24 by Bethany Rickwald

Seattle Repertory Theatre's currently running production of John Logan's Red, which was originally slated to close on March 18, will now extend through March 24. Richard E.T. Whit…

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Yuri Lane to Perform MeTube at Collaboraction by Andy Propst

Yuri Lane will offer his solo show MeTube at Collaboraction, running March 16 - April 8. In the show, Lane explores his Internet fame, which when his "human beat box" harmonica …

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Grace Gummer, Stephen Kunken, Brian J. Smith Join Broadway's The Columnist by Dan Bacalzo

Grace Gummer, Stephen Kunken, and Brian J. Smith are the latest additions to the Broadway cast of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Auburn's The Columnist. Daniel Su…

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PHOTO FLASH: Samantha Bee, Kelli O'Hara, Estelle Parsons at Rated P for Parenthood Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, February 29, the Off-Broadway production of Rated P for Parenthood opened at the Westside Theatre with Jeremy Dobrish at the helm. Opening night guests included Cindy Adams, S…

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Annabel Armour, Shawn Douglass, Linda Gillum to Be Part of Remy Bumppo's 2012-2013 Season by Andy Propst

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced its schedule for the 2012-2013 season, to be offered at the Greenhouse Theatre. The theater's season will begin with Edward Albee's Pulit…

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Veanne Cox, Floyd King, Tom Story Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's Merry Wives of Windsor by Bethany Rickwald

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced casting for The Servant of Two Masters and The Merry Wives of Windsor, its two final productions of the 2011-2012 season. The Servant of Two Mast…

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Serious Theatre Collective to Present Professor Von Awesome's Sniveling Groveling Shameless Fundraising Cabaret by Bethany Rickwald

Serious Theatre Collective will present Professor Von Awesome's Sniveling Groveling Shameless Fundraising Cabaret, March 29 at 8pm at the Parkside Lounge. The cabaret will feature a li…

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Laila Robins, Linus Roache Join Roland Emmerich TV Drama by Brian Scott Lipton

Theater veterans Laila Robins and Linus Roache have joined Max Theirrot and Oscar winner Martin Landau in the pilot of Roland Emmerich's still untitled drama, according to The Hollywood…

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Review: The King’s Speech by Harriet Hale

The play opens with the future king naked before a mirror which reflects him back in ostentatious ceremonial garb: “I look like a bloody Christmas tree.” This is Bertie (Charles …

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March 2012 Raffle: The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS

Through March 31, enter to win two (2) tickets to see The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway!

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The Russian election's most unusual polling both - on stage at Buxton Opera House

Part of the theatre set of La fille mal gardée will screen Siberia's state ballet and orchestra while they vote. Writing for the Guardian Northerner, tour manager Tatyana Antipyeva describe…

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Noises off: Who can save theatre criticism? by Matt Trueman

While some bloggers berate 'criticism by numbers', others debate a new relationship between critics and makersTime Magazine's Person of the Year 2006 strikes again. Another week, another tir…

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News: Norfolk & Norwich Festival announces international programme

The programme for this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival has been unveiled, with public booking opening tomorrow (Friday 2 March). It is billed as a celebration of real life, real peop…

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Laura Osnes, Tony Goldwyn, Brooke Shields, Patrick Page Set for Carnegie Hall Sound of Music by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for Carnegie Hall's upcoming concert presentation of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, which is scheduled for April 24 at 8 PM in…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Our Favorite Marin Mazzie Musical Moments (Video) by Playbill Staff

Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie is running a tight ship as Margaret White, the religiously fanatic mother in the Off-Broadway revival of Carrie, which officially opens March 1 at the Lucille…

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Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale Join Michael Sheen in Showtime Pilot "Masters of Sex" by Michael Gioia

Emmy Award winners Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale will join Frost/Nixon's Michael Sheen in Showtime's drama pilot "Masters of Sex," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Casting Announced for Newsies Parody, Newsadoozies: A Man-Eating Musical by Michael Gioia

Newsadoozies: A Man-Eating Musical, a new one-act comedy that spoofs the upcoming Disney musical Newsies, will debut March 12 at 8 PM at Upright Citizens Brigade.

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PHOTO CALL: B.D. Wong, Estelle Parsons, Kelli O'Hara and More at Rated P for Parenthood Opening by Matthew Blank

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

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MTC Announces Stephen Kunken, Grace Gummer, Brian J. Smith To Join Cast of THE COLUMNIST by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce casting for the upcoming world premiere of THE COLUMNIST, by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, direc…

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: Howard Kissel, A Man Who Relished Culture by Ben Brantley

A reminiscence of the former Daily News theater critic Howard Kissel, who died last week.

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Brooke Shields, Laura Osnes, Tony Goldwyn and More Headline THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Carnegie Hall by BroadwayWorld

Carnegie Hall today announced that its one-night-only concert performance of The Sound of Music on Tuesday, April 24 at 800 p.m. in Stern AuditoriumPerelman Stage will star Laura Osnes Bonni…

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NEWSIES Announces Ticket Lottery Policy! by BroadwayWorld

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced that a limited number of orchestra tickets to Newsies will be available via lottery at The Nederlander Theatre beginning March 15th. Beginnin…

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Upcoming Theater Book Releases for March 2012

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for March 2012.

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Photo Flash: Hunter Parrish, Lindsay Mendez, et al. Gather for Two Boots's GODSPELL- Inspired Pizza by BroadwayWorld

Earlier this week, Two Boots Pizza in Hell's Kitchen 9th Ave. and 44th St. unveiled their new pizza inspired by GODSPELL. The GODSPELL pizza contains casear chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, roas…

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Review: BREATHE LOVE REPEAT: A NEAR-LIFE EXPERIENCE by Loren Noveck

More than anything else, Breathe, Love, Repeat stands as an elegy for Suzen Murakoshi's mother—a woman with whom Murakoshi clearly had a loving, complex, fraught relationship and who died …

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Tickets on Sale for Nice Work If You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara by Broadway.com

Tickets are now on sale for the new Gershwin musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Tony winner Matthew Broderick and three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara. Directed and c…

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Review: INITIUM/FINIS by Nicole Higgins DeSmet

Do you "Dream of Electric Sheep"? Have you read Snow Crash? Is Metropolis in your Netflix que? A fan of Louise Brooks perhaps? In the tradition of retelling myths, this sci-fi noir uses elem…

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Phylicia Rashad Joins Esper and Pasquale in NBC Drama Do No Harm by Broadway.com

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad will join Michael Esper and Steven Pasquale in the new NBC pilot Do No Harm, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rashad will play Dr. Vanessa Young, th…

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Brad Pitt Joins George Clooney, Kevin Bacon & More in the L.A. Cast of 8 by Broadway.com

Oscar nominee Brad Pitt is the latest addition to the A-list line-up for the Los Angeles premiere of Dustin Lance Black’s 8. The one-night-only event will be held at L.A.’s Wilsh…

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Watch Shatner’s World Star William Shatner Arm Wrestle Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report by Broadway.com

William Shatner dropped by The Colbert Report on February 29 for what host Stephen Colbert called, “a clash of the icons.” Almost immediately the two men engaged in a hilarious b…

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Laura Osnes, Brooke Shields & More to Bring The Sound of Music to Carnegie Hall by Broadway.com

Broadway vets Laura Osnes, Brooke Shields and Tony Goldwyn will lead the cast of The Sound of Music in a one-night-only concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert staging of the Rodgers and Hamme…

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The Women of Vaudeville by Trav S.D.

This is one of a series of posts observing Women’s History Month. For reasons that may ultimately defy analysis, the biggest stars in vaudeville — and consequently, the highest p…

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Bon Anniversaire, Robert Clary! by Trav S.D.

It’s not really tangential for me to include LeBeau from Hogan’s Heroeson this blog. Robert Clary (born today in 1926) started out singing in French music halls at the age of 12.…

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Corruption at Tammany Hall by Trav S.D.

Juliet Jeske is at the controls of this provocative sounding show tonight. If ya can’t read the fine print, Tammany Hall is a 112 Orchard Street. (No, not that Tammany Hall, ya idjut!)

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'Whipping Man' Playwright Ventures From What He Knows by Frank Rizzo

Matthew Lopez's Post-Civil War Tale At Hartford Stage   Follow CT Lifestyle & Entertainment News On The Courant's Features Buzz Facebook PageIf Matthew Lopez were teaching a class …

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Roundabout announces three show titles for 2012-2013 season by Amy Kass

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY Announces Productions for the 2012-2013 Theatrical Season Chita Rivera Will star in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Book, Music & Lyrics by Rupert Holmes Musical Di…

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Hair tour cancelled by Natalie Woolman

The upcoming tour of Hair starring Gareth Gates has been cancelled after its producers filed for bankruptcy, according to a statement released by the show's general managers.

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Favorite Quotes Vol. XXXII: If a Producer was an animal, what would it be? by Ken Davenport

One of the most fortunate accidents of writing this blog is that I get a lot of email from theater lovers and theater "doers" from all around the world. It's a wonderful reminder o…

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Tony Kushner, Marjane Satrapi to Collaborate with Kronos Quartet for PEN World Voices by Dan Bacalzo

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, acclaimed cartoonist Marjane Satrapi, and writer/journalist Rula Jebreal will collaborate with the Kronos Quartet for a piece to be presented …

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Tony Goldwyn, Laura Osnes, Patrick Page, Brooke Shields Set for Carnegie Hall's The Sound of Music by Brian Scott Lipton

Casting has been announced for Carnegie Hall's concert production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, to be presented at 8pm on Tuesday, April 24. Gary Griffin wi…

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Remy Bumppo announces new season

Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has anounced its 2012-13 season at the Grrenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.  The three-show slate begins with "Seascape" by Edward Albee, di…

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Simply Barbra Will Celebrate Streisand's 70th Birthday in Concert Tour by Andrew Gans

Singer-actor Steven Brinberg, in his alter ego as Simply Barbra — Streisand, that is — will celebrate the Academy Award winner's upcoming 70th birthday with a series of conce…

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How to Succeed's Tammy Blanchard Will Star in TV Movie "Of Two Minds"; "A Gifted Man" Appearance, Too by Andrew Gans

Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Tammy Blanchard, who can be seen on Broadway in the current Tony-nominated revival of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, will star opp…

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Shawn Elliott, Linda Larkin and Begonya Plaza Will Explore Teresa's Ecstasy at the Cherry Lane Theatre by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for Begonya Plaza's Teresa's Ecstasy, which will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre beginning March 4.

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Disney's Newsies Will Offer Lottery Tickets at Every Performance, Except Opening Night by Andrew Gans

The new Disney musical Newsies, which begins previews on Broadway March 15 at the Nederlander Theatre, has announced that a limited number of orchestra tickets will be available via lottery.

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Starry L.A. Reading of 8, With Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch, Will Be Streamed Online by Adam Hetrick

The all-star March 3 Los Angeles reading of Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black's 8, which puts California's battle for marriage equality center stage, will be streamed live online.

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Donna Bullock, Rachel de Benedet, Kristin Maloney Will Star in Concert Production of Nothing Is Forever by Andrew Gans

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. will present a concert production of the new musical song cycle Nothing is Forever by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winner Morton Gould and Tony and Grammy Award nom…

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Steinberg Award finalists announced by Tim Treanor

The $25,000 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award will go to a play which portrays a modern American family coping with death, illness, addiction, abandonment or the challenges of beginning anew in …

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ArtsBeat: Running Wilde: A Gangster Version of 'Earnest,' Directed by David Hyde Pierce by Dave Itzkoff

David Hyde Pierce explains the production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" that he is directing for this summer's Williamstown Theater Festival, stemming from his belief that the languag…

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Exploring Twittergate: Lessons Learned from Woolly’s Infamous Tweet Up Experiment by HowlRound

About a month ago, Woolly Mammoth came under fire for launching a new Twitter-based program aimed at deepening engagement with a new audience. There was a lot of support for the program, and…

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Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence & More Set for DO40 CARES, 3/12 by BroadwayWorld

Dancers Over 40 DO40 will present its second-ever song and dance concert entitled DO40 CARES Its Not Where You Start to benefit Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS, Project AchieveColumbia Univ…

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Paper Mill's DAMN YANKEES! by Walter McBride

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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Photo Flash: Dean Chisnall, Richard Blackwood et al. in New SHREK Photocall by BroadwayWorld

These new photographs of Dean Chisnall, Richard Blackwood, Kimberley Walsh and Neil McDermott were taken backstage last night before the first performance of the new cast of SHREK THE MUSICA…

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Throw Your Arms Up and Win Tickets to EVITA and Dinner for Two! by Contests

The highly-anticipated Broadway return of EVITA begins previews on March 12, and BroadwayWorld invites you to get into the Argentine spirit by channeling the iconic First Lady Eva Pern to wi…

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Photo Coverage: RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD Opens Off-Broadway by Linda Lenzi

Rated P for Parenthood began Wednesday, February 8 and officially opened last night, February 29, 2012 at the Westside Theatre. The company celebrated with a party at Southern Hospitality an…

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Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork Respond to Death of Bandmate Davy Jones by BroadwayWorld

Monkees band members and long-time friends Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz have responded to the sad news of singer Davy Jones passing yesterday at age 66. Jones suffered a heart attack in his h…

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STAGE TUBE: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gets Jewish Makeover! by Stage Tube

THE BOOK OF MORMON with book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, revovles around two Moromn missionaries whose faith get tested as they find themselves in far-way …

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NBC’s ‘SMASH’ MAKE A MUSICAL, School #13 – Sharpstown High School, Houston by Cindy Ripley

School #13: Sharpstown High School Houston, TX Reported by: Marty Johnson, Director of Education, iTheatrics February 3, 2012 I wish I could capture, bottle and market the excitement at Shar…

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Godspell's Heavenly Hunk Hunter Parrish Is Taking Your Questions! by Broadway.com

Hunter Parrish is best known for playing Silas Botwin, the weed-wielding son of Mary-Louise Parker on Showtime’s Weeds; Luke Adler, the sensitive son of Meryl Streep in the rom-com&nbs…

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Starring Chita Rivera, Picnic & More Set For Roundabout 2012-13 Season by Broadway.com

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced three productions for its upcoming 2012-13 season including a revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, starring two -time Tony winner Chita Rivera. The…

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Stars of Vaudeville #453: Bonnie Thornton by Trav S.D.

Elizabeth “Bonnie” Cox (ca. 1871-1920) started out as a singing single at Tony Pastor’s and the Proctor singer before forming a double act with her husband, songwriter Jame…

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Experiment and the avant-garde by George Hunka

In her post “Avant-garde theatre: Britain has lost what little nerve it had” on 28 February, British theatre artist Hannah Silva reviews some of the current controversy over the…

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Scaled-down version of 'Cry-Baby' gives musical new life

Musical based on John Waters' hit film follows the award-winning steps of "Hairspray."

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Green Day's 'American Idiot' has a hefty stage pedigree

Like "Hair," "Rent" and "Spring Awakening," Green Day's hit musical appeals to the angsty youth in everyone.

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Street theatre company faces closure as cuts bite by Matthew Hemley

A street theatre company that has been operating for more than 40 years is facing closure after losing its regular funding from Arts Council England.

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Humanities at Oxford University boosted by £26m gift by Michael Quinn

Oxford University is to receive a £26 million donation to establish student scholarships in the humanities from Mica Ertegun, a New York-based interior designer and widow of Atlantic R…

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Guild examines TV writers' complaints about broadcasters by Matthew Hemley

The Writers Guild of Great Britain is investigating complaints raised on Facebook highlighting the mistreatment of its members working on television series.

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Beau Bridges, Margo Martindale Join Michael Sheen in Masters of Sex Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

Emmy winners and Broadway veterans Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale will join the previously reported Michael Sheen in Showtime's drama pilot Masters of Sex, according to The Hollywood…

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Justin Guarini to Star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Muny by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran and American Idol finalist Justin Guarini will star in the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Muny, July 23-29. Based on the Biblical story,…

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Shoshana Bean, Syesha Mercado, Sylvia Maccalla to Star in Heart and Soul by Bethany Rickwald

The Rrazz Room will present Broadway veterans Shoshana Bean and Sylvia Maccalla and American Idol's Syesha Mercado, in Heart and Soul: the Music of Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick and Whitne…

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London Showcase for New York Composer David Are to Feature Sharon D. Clarke and Carley Stenson by Mark Shenton

Slip into Your Skin, a one-night-only showcase of the songs of New York-based composer David Are, will be staged at London's Freedom Bar March 18 at 8 PM.

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Justin Guarini Will Star in Muny Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew Gans

“American Idol” runner up and stage actor Justin Guarini will be part of the St. Louis Muny summer season.

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Chinglish, An Iliad and Dan LeFranc's New Troublemaker Will Play Berkeley Rep by Kenneth Jones

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2012-13 season in Berkeley, CA, will include the world premiere of Dan LeFranc's comedy and the West Coast premiere of David Henry Hwang's Chinglish,…

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Review Round-up: Critics catch Coward's Fever

Noel Coward’s ever-popular 1924 play Hay Fever is back in the West End and is the first production to be performed at the theatre now named in the playwright’s honour. The outra…

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STAGE TUBE: Eric McCormack Makes Cameo Appearance in GODSPELL by Stage Tube

In the Wednesday, February 29th performance of GODSPELL, stage and screen star Eric McCormack made a cameo appearance in the role of Lazarus. Watch the humorous performance below

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Brad Pitt Joins Cast of Proposition 8 Play Reading for Live YouTube Broadcast by BroadwayWorld

The American Foundation for Equal Rights AFER and Broadway Impact have announced the addition of Golden Globe-winner and Academy and Emmy Award-nominee Brad Pitt to the cast of the West Coas…

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Save on Tickets to LOOK BACK IN ANGER Playing Thru April 8 Only! by Contests

Limited Engagement Through April 8th Only Save on tickets today

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NBC's Greenblatt Says SMASH Renewal 'Most Likely Yes' by BroadwayWorld

In a new interview with Reuters, NBC's president of programming, Bob Greenblatt told the news service that he was not at all disappointed in its performance. The expectations were never that…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/1- GUYS AND DOLLS by Stage Tube

Today in 2009, Guys and Dolls opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 121 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling…

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Hanging Specters by Rob Weinert-Kendt

"The word 'Africa' is not uttered until deep in the second act of Hurt Village, but the continent hangs like a specter over Katori Hall's new play at the Signature Center. The African-Americ…

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Review: The Lady From the Sea by Natasha Tripney

Joely Richardson follows in her family's footsteps as the heroine of Ibsen's mysterious play.

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Brad Pitt to Join George Clooney, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch in 8 Reading in L.A. by Andy Propst

Brad Pitt has been added to the roster of performers who will take part in the Los Angeles premiere of Dustin Lance Black's 8, to be offered as a benefit reading at the Wilshire Ebell T…

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Photos: New Shrek cast mark first performance

Dean Chisnall and Neil McDermott took over the roles of Shrek and Lord Farquaad in the West End run of Shrek the Musical last night (29 February 2012). Chisnall, who has decorated his dress…

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Fuse Concert Review: Alexander Baille and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra/Benjamin Zander at Sanders Theater by Arts Fuse Editor

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra handled Lutosławski’s aleatoric textures with confidence, though the all-important brass interruptions felt more hesitant than decisive, making the work…

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Davy Jones as Artful Dodger in 'Oliver!' and other stage turns by Margaret Wappler

Before Davy Jones became the most wee Monkee in 1966 and the object of Marsha Brady's crush five years later, he was a star of the stage. Playing the Artful Dodger in the musical "Oliver!" J…

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Broadway Previews Begin Today! by BroadwayWorld

Previews for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rices JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR on Broadway begin today at the Neil Simon Theatre. Directed by the Stratford Shakespeare Festivals Artistic Director and…

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An Interview with Script in Hand Playreading Series “Regulars” by Westport Country Playhouse

photo by Dave MatlowBy Anne KeefePlayhouse Artistic AdvisorCurator, Script in Hand SeriesThere are some special people one meets in the course of ‘a life in the theatre.’  When aske…

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0280: Peter Polycarpou At Large: by MusicalTalk

David Kingsmill catches up with the very talented Peter Polycarpou to discuss his impressive career in Les Miserables, Evita, Imagine This and so many others, including the all new super-dar…

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Arts Garage celebrates new plays by Christine Dolen

New play work was Louis Tyrrell's passion during the 24 years he served as artistic director of the late, lamented Florida Stage. So it's no surprise that Tyrrell is launching his new ventur…

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Made in China theatre company explore empathy and happiness by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: JESSICA LATOWICKI and TIM COWBURY Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury aka Made in China talk to Diana Damian about repetition, distance and exploring empathy in their upcoming show …

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Mon, March 5 @ 5.00 P.M: Star-Studded Book Launch: IN REHEARSAL at The Drama Book Shop by Drama Book Shop

Star-Studded Book Launch: IN REHEARSAL Stacy Keach, Kathleen Chalfant and others, with author Gary Sloan The free even event will feature readings from Gary Sloan's IN REHEARSAL, a Q & A an…

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Worth the Wait by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO The Waiting Period, The Marsh. By Sam Hurwitt Brian Copeland has a lot going on. His last one-man show at the Marsh, Not a Genuine Black Man, ran off and on for…

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The Art and Science of “Throb” by Emeri Fetzer

Choreographer Jody Oberfelder follows the heart When it comes to art and music, nothing is more cliché than “matters of the heart.” So when choreographer Jody Oberfelder began w…

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Assistance by StageGrade

Do critics feel they need "Assistance"?

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Hurt Village by StageGrade

Do critics feel helped by "Hurt Village"?

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Role Reversal at “Broadway Backwards” by Michael Portantiere

Musical theater guys have sometimes been heard to complain that their female counterparts get the best parts and the best songs in shows such as Mame, Hello, Dolly!, Funny Girl, and Wicked. …

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Theatre Ideas and Huffington Post by Scott Walters

Dear Readers -- I have just been invited to be a contributor to the theater section of the Huffington Post. I am honored and happy to accept. This will not affect this blog -- my writing wil…

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Theatre Seven offers a bold ‘In the Heart of America’ by Bob Bullen

War is a bloody, ugly thing. It changes people, f*cks with their minds, turns nervous young boys into soulless killing machines. Yet, it can also bring people together in unexpected, life-ch…

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2011 Honor Awards, honoring the very best of Chicago theatre: The **official** unofficial recap by Bob Bullen

The 2011 Honor Awards®, the official alternative Chicago theatre awards show mastermind(ed) by Katy Walsh and Joshua Volkers, took place last night, and what a whoop-de-do blast it was! Gre…

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Big Data May Be En Vogue, Little Data Still Has Plenty To Offer by Joe Patti

Apropos of my post yesterday about using big data to customize information to the interests of individuals in your community, I happened to come across an interview with Jamie Bennett who is…

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A sampling of Purim books for children

There are few biblical stories as riveting as that of Queen Esther. There's a little of everything - romance, adventure, humor, an evil plot, a dastardly villain, sweet revenge, and best of …

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Friendly sing-off

Who needs musical instruments? That thought must have been on the minds of the more than 1,000 people who gathered in Adas Israel Congregation in the District last Friday to hear t…

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Gaming + Live Theater = Game Play, July 2012 by NYTE Small Press

This item from Gyda Arber, Brick Theater The Brick Theater is pleased to announce the fourth annual Game Play festival, taking place from July 6-28, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s…

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Montego Glover and Adam Pascal (#333) - February, 2012 by American Theatre Wing

Where are Broadway’s hottest stars? Downstage Center. The latest episode heads down south as Memphis’ Montego Glover plays the role as interviewer to her co-star Adam Pascal. The versati…

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'Carrie' Creators Resurrect A Legendary Flop

The musical adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie is one of Broadway's most famous disasters. Now the show's original writers are back — with a completely reworked version.

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People You Should Know . . . Kathleen Brower by Zack

Kathleen Brower is very happy to beperforming her second role with The Seeing Place Theater.  She was seenpreviously in Scotch Kiss.  Shehas worked at some of the country's leading…

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People You Should Know . . . Erin Cronican by Zack

Erin Cronican is aprofessional singer/actor and a member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA. She recentlystarred in the first ever revival of the Styne/Comden/Greene musical, Subways Are For Sleeping and…

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People You Should Know . . . Brandon Walker by Zack

Brandon Walker:  Founding Artistic Director of The Seeing Place. Previous showswith the company: The Credeaux Canvas(Winston), When We Have GoneAstray (Writer / Ira Trask…

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People You Should Know . . . David Sedgwick by Zack

David Sedgwick is about to play Vershinin in The Seeing Place Theater’s production of Three Sisters. Originally from Sydney,he has performed extensively in Australia, Japan, and the United…

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GHOST STAR CAISSIE LEVY CELEBRATES WHITNEY by Admin

GHOST THE MUSICAL star Caissie Levy was one of the many Broadway stars honoring the late Whitney Houston last night at the Broadway Remembers Whitney Houston Benefit at Joe’s Pub.  Le…

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Your Musical’s Two Most Important Words by Brisa Trinchero

Make sure you thank the people who help you on the way up so you have a solid foundation and don’t get dropped when you get to the top. As you’re creating a musical, you’ll go thro…

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For Writers: Five things NOT to say when pitching your show to a producer by Michael Roderick

In the past few months I have had a number of people come to me with scripts that they would like produced. This comes with the territory, but recently I have had a number of writers who hav…

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WAKE UP, CAMERON DOBBS • West End Players Guild by Andrea

The West End Players Guild continues their season with Wake Up, Cameron Dobbs, a world premiere penned by St. Louis actor and playwright, Stephen Peirick.  Written in 2006, this comedy …

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Feature: Crazy for 8 by Ann Lieber

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch, and Rory O'Malley discuss the L.A. benefit reading of Dustin Lance Black's play.

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Henley review of cultural learning by Julian

The latest report on the state of arts education in the UK. Glad to see it supports the special funding for drama schools; but more importantly its recognition of the importance of the role …

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Work by David Henry Hwang, Denis O'Hare Set for Berkeley Rep's 2012-2013 Season by Bethany Rickwald

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the productions for its 2012-2013 season. The season will begin with the West Coast premiere of David Henry Hwang's comedy Chinglish (August 24…

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Perth Festival: Raoul by Alison Croggon

Under the curation of new artistic director Jonathan Holloway, the 2012 Perth Festival generated more energy than a windfarm in a tornado. My only real regret - and regret it I do - is that …

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Stephen Sondheim working on new musical with David Ives by Matt Trueman

Composer and lyricist reveals he is collaborating with US playwright on his first musical since 2008's Road ShowStephen Sondheim has revealed that he's working on a new musical in collaborat…

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Full English, please: will Broadway gobble up One Man, Two Guvnors? by Michael Billington

Richard Bean's West End hit is transferring to New York. Let's hope American audiences get served the full English version in all its improvisatory gloryRichard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors t…

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Ownership, stewardship and the nonprofit arts by Adam Thurman

Put down that 501c3 application for a second. Stop putting together that book of "board member responsibilities". We need to talk. ---------------------------------- Do you really know what …

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Guess the next Sondheim musical by Tim Treanor

The stunningly prolific musical theater genius Stephen Sondheim has something up his sleeve. But he’s not telling us what it is. Not exactly. Not just yet. Stephen Sondheim at Queens Colle…

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Frankenstein Encore Trailer by National Theatre

Frankenstein Encore Trailer Due to popular demand, Danny Boyle's award-winning production returns to cinemas from June 2012, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating t…

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She Stoops to Conquer Video Diary 3 - dance rehearsals by National Theatre

She Stoops to Conquer Video Diary 3 - dance rehearsals An insight into the vigorous dance and movement rehearsals involved in She Stoops To Conquer. The cast find out who holds the coveted…

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One Man, Two Guvnors new cast interviews by National Theatre

One Man, Two Guvnors new cast interviews The new cast of the smash-hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors talk about the play and the rehearsal process before the first preview on 2 March at the T…

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WICKED Costumes: Wardrobe Maintenance by Wicked

WICKED Costumes: Wardrobe Maintenance Witness a day in the life of the WICKED wardrobe department! 400 custom costumes made of over 2,000 pieces of fabric and countless sparkles need to be …

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I Don't Think So by Lysistrata Jones

I Don't Think So From the HIT musical - Lysistrata Jones From: LysistrataJones Views: 208 1 ratings Time: 01:29 More in Entertainment

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BWW's On This Day - March 1, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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News: A new surprise ending for 'The Mousetrap' by Howard Shapiro

Wednesday night, the Walnut Street Theatre’s current production of the play had a new surprise ending when Dan Hodge, one of its actors, proposed to his unsuspecting girlfriend at the curt…

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Chita Rivera to return to Broadway with a mystery by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The timeless Chita Rivera is returning to Broadway in a murder whodunit musical that's perfect for this new age: It's interactive....

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Pearl Theatre Company Finds a New Home

In a move that maintains a Manhattan theater space while allowing a small company to grow, the Pearl Theatre Company will move into the recently vacated home of the Signature Theatre Company.

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Inner-City Arts teaming up with European theater artists by David Ng

Inner-City Arts is teaming up with the British-German theater company Gob Squad and L.A.'s Center Theatre Group to launch a two-year stage project. The initiative will involve a handful of I…

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Davy Jones, Monkees Heartthrob, Dies at 66 by James C. McKinley Jr.

A former jockey and stage actor, Davy Jones was an important member of the first and arguably the best of the pop groups created for television to capitalize on the success of the Beatles.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Olympic dilemma: Is it worth performing at Edinburgh this year? by Lyn Gardner

The Edinburgh fringe has taken steps to ensure the festival doesn't suffer after London theatre producers have said audiences may stay away during the GamesIt's that time of year if you are …

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Pinky Swear seeks sound designer for Killing Women by Lorraine Treanor

Pinky Swear Productions is a small theatre company in DC that has recently graduated from doing Fringe shows to full productions. We’re looking for a sound designer for our next show, …

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Monkees frontman Davy Jones dies by Michael Quinn

Davy Jones, the British-born child actor-turned-pop star with The Monkees, has died at the age of 66.

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Exclusive: Outrage as passport office says 'acting is not a proper job' by Alistair Smith

Equity president Malcolm Sinclair has written to home secretary Theresa May to complain after a West End performer's reference for a passport application was rejected because "acting was not…

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Equity in clear over rule change to deal with racist members by Matthew Hemley

Claims that a rule-change referendum breached Equity's own regulations have been dismissed following an investigation.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Circuses to be banned from using wild animals, government announces

MP who led backbench call for ban remains sceptical as ministers unveil plans for licensing regime to precede legislationTravelling circuses will be banned from using wild animals in their s…

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Review: Snookered ***

Four young Asian Muslim men gather in the corner of a snooker hall around a pool table somewhere in or around Oldham, or Burnley perhaps, to mark the anniversary of the death of one of their…

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ITV orders Selfridges drama by Matthew Hemley

ITV has ordered a ten-part drama series about the life of Harry Gordon Selfridge, who opened the famous department store, Selfridges, on Oxford Street.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Arts Council England: We are not encouraging 'safe' theatremaking

The Arts Council defends suggestions that its funding cuts will lead to more conservative theatre programmingIn recent days there have been suggestions, including on this blog, that Arts Cou…

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Frank Ferrante has bet his life on Groucho by Lorraine Treanor

On Saturday, March 3rd, Frank Ferrante will perform his acclaimed solo show An Evening with Groucho at the Alden Theatre in McLean Virginia. Last week, we had the chance to talk about the …

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Sondheim Is Writing A New Musical

The New York Times 02/29/12

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Swedish gentry misbehavin' in Paragon Theatre's "Miss Julie" by Claire Martin The Denver Post

"Miss Julie" inaugurates Paragon Theatre's agreeable new digs in the RiNo district, an evolving neighborhood that, like this classic Strindberg play, knows the frisson between the privilege…

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Sigmund Freud, C.S. Lewis debate existence of God in Pittsburgh Public Theater production 'Freud's Last Session'

In the play "Freud's Last Session," the father of psychoanalysis debates author C.S. Lewis about the existence of God.

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Chita Rivera to return to Broadway with a mystery by Mark Kennedy

The timeless Chita Rivera is returning to Broadway in a murder whodunit musical that's perfect for this new age: It's interactive.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Playing The Buddha Himself Onstage

Los Angeles Times 02/29/12

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Broadway Boys: Mr. March 2012: Steve Kazee by JK

Mr. March 2012Steve KazeeWHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: Word on the street is that his performance in the new musical Once is riveting, emotional and beautifully rendered.  He has, over the yea…

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TimeLine Theatre set for eclectic new season

Let it never be said that TimeLine Theatre, the highly regarded company devoted to delving into all aspects of history, doesn’t find continually brainy and original ways to carry out its m…

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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TimeLine announces 2012-13 season by Chris Jones

Joining the flood of season annoucements this week, Chicago's TimeLine Theatre said it will stage one world premiere and three Chicago premieres as part of its 2012-13 slate.

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'Carrie' Creators Resurrect A Legendary Flop by Jeff Lunden

Broadway history is littered with flop musicals — but if some shows are bombs, then Carrie, based on Stephen King's best-selling 1974 novel, was kind of a nuclear bomb. The story of a teen…

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Tasman Richardson’s Necropolis at MOCCA by Murray Whyte

Review of Tasman Richardson's immersive, panic-inducing multimedia installation, Necroplois, that's taken over the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

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Hotlist: 03/01/12

ALL WEEKEND Stars of Steel City Con Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Anthony Daniels (C-3P0) will be among an eclectic group

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Pamela Golinski by League of Professional Theatre Women

Entertainment Attorney, with particular expertise in theater New York, New York USA In my earliest days as a young attorney, I faced an international crisis: one of our clients, a performing…

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Chita Rivera to Star in Roundabout's Broadway Revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will star in a Broadway revival of the musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, to be presented by Roundabout Theatre Company at Studio 54 in the Fall of 2012. Sco…

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Ah, Wilderness!, With Rick Foucheux, Nancy Robinette, June Schreiner, Will Kick Off Arena's Eugene O'Neill Festival by Michael Gioia

Ah, Wilderness!, Eugene O'Neill's depiction of American family life at the turn of the 20th century, will launch the Eugene O'Neill Festival March 9 at the Arena Stage at the Mea…

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"Heaven On Their Minds": Rock Hit Jesus Christ Superstar Resurrected on Broadway March 1 by Adam Hetrick

The acclaimed Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's driving rock opera about the final days of Christ, begins Broadway p…

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National Theatre Live's The Comedy of Errors Screens on NCM Network March 1 by Michael Gioia

National Theatre Live, an initiative to broadcast live performances from the National Theatre's stages to cinemas worldwide, continues its third season with The Comedy of Errors, which s…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It Box Office Opens March 1 at the Imperial, With Treats for Early Birds by Kenneth Jones

The Imperial Theatre box office for the new Broadway musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It opens March 1, and the first in line will have access to prizes.

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Pittsburgh Public's Freud's Last Session, Starring David Wohl and Jonathan Crombie, Begins March 1 by Michael Gioia

Pittsburgh Public Theater presents a resident staging of the long-running Off-Broadway play Freud's Last Session, in its Pittsburgh premiere, beginning March 1. Official opening is March…

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Hot Lunch Apostles, With Loudon Wainwright III and Jack Wetherall, Revived at La MaMa March 1 by Adam Hetrick

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III and the Talking Band's Jack Wetherall lead a revival of Sidney Goldfarb's Hot Lunch Apostles, the 1983 play in which carnival s…

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It's Raining (Blood) on Prom Night: Revised Cult Musical Carrie Opens Off-Broadway March 1 by Adam Hetrick

A tormented teen gets a second chance at prom night March 1 when Carrie, the 1988 flop pop musical based on Stephen King's novel about a young woman with telekinetic powers, opens in a n…

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Family Dining: Anita Gillette, Phoebe Strole, David Wilson Barnes Begin Biting Into The Big Meal in NYC March 1 by Kenneth Jones

Playwrights Horizons serves the New York City premiere of Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, a play that spans 80 years in the life of a family in one setting — a restaurant — start…

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"A Purple Summer: Notes on the Lyrics of Spring Awakening" Published March 1 by Adam Hetrick

"A Purple Summer: Notes on the Lyrics of Spring Awakening," Steven Sater's companion book to his evocative text of the Tony-winning coming-of-age rock musical, gets r…

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Chita Rivera Is Broadway-Bound in Drood; Roundabout Plans a Picnic and a Premiere in 2012-13 by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story) will step into the world of the British Music Hall this fall for the first Broadway revival of the Tony A…

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Chita Rivera to star in 'Drood'

Legit News: Three shows set for Roundabout season

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Chita Rivera Leads THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD for Roundabout in 2012-2013; New Productions Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced three productions as part of the 2012-2013 theatrical season. In the fall of 2012, Roundabout will present The Mystery of Edwin Drood, starring Chit…

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It's Prom Night! MCC’s Resurrected Carrie Starring Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson, Opens Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

One of the most infamous musicals of all time Carrie returns to New York after an absence of 23 years. This revamped, reimagined Carrie opens off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Ma…

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood Revival, Starring Chita Rivera, and More Set For Roundabout 2012-13 Season by Broadway.com

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced three productions for its upcoming 2012-13 season including a revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, starring Tony winner Chita Rivera. The season wi…

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Jesus Christ Superstar Comes to Life on Broadway as Previews Begin by Broadway.com

The latest Broadway resurrection of Jesus Christ Superstar is officially underway as the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical begins previews at the Neil Simon Theater on March 1. The popula…

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Parenthood musical’s a bit too Rated G by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Despite what Paula Deen says, there is such a thing as too sweet. But the creators of “Rated P for Parenthood” didn’t get the memo, and their musical could send unsuspecting audiences …

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‘Carrie’ stars bond with score, not gore by Barbara Hoffman

Gone are the oinking pigs, leather-clad jocks and aerobic prom dancers. “Carrie,” the 1988 fiasco dismissed as the world’s first menstruation musical, has gotten a reboot. Opening off-…

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Can go Bach where it came from by Leigh Witchel

There’s a fine line between austere and dull, and Emanuel Gat crossed it. Switzerland’s Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve opened at the Joyce Tuesday with the Israeli choreographer’s …

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CPC's Picture of the Week, March 1, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

The magnificent poster art for Nightwood'sThe Happy Woman

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Review: (Montreal) Ines Pérée et Inat Tendu by The Charlebois Post

“S'il n'y avait pas d'enfants sur la Terre, il n'y aurait rien de beau” -- Réjean Ducharme(Photo credit: Nicolas Frank Vachon)The Charms of DucharmeA difficult play takes (verbal) …

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