Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Jason Alexander to Receive Actors Fund Julie Harris Award on June 10 by Brian Scott Lipton

The Actors Fund will honor Tony Award winner Jason Alexander with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement at their 16th Annual Tony Awards Party on Sunday, June 10 at the Skirball Ce…

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VENUS IN FUR to Close June 17 by BroadwayWorld

According to the website for the Broadway production of Venus in Fur, the show will close on June 17.

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TT: Snapshot

Rod Serling's Patterns, starring Ed Begley, Everett Sloane, and Richard Kiley, originally telecast on NBC's Kraft Television Theatre in 1955....

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TT: Almanac

"To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation." Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Aphorisms (trans. Franz H. Mautner and...

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Review: Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Strange Interlude’ by Peter Marks

About two hours into Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 3-hour, 45-minute production of “Strange Interlude,” the tragic condition of Eugene O’Neill’s troubled, meddlesome heroine, Nina …

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Backstage: Studio Theatre’s 2012-13 season by Jessica Goldstein

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to present the thing, to be frank,” said David Muse of Oren Jacoby’s adaptation of “Invisible Man,” which will kick off the Studio Theatre…

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Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin played an intimate and engaging concert by Anne Midgette

Virtuoso pianists tend to be divided into two groups: those of supreme technical ability and those with a profound aptitude for expression. These two groups are often treated as if they were…

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New managing director at Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle Children's Theatre announces the appointment of Mary Ann Ehlshlager as managing director. Ehlshlager, currently executive director at Delaware Theatre Company, has worked previously …

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Morini Strad by Sandy MacDonald

Mary Beth Peil is excellent as an aging violinist in Willy Holtzman's note-perfect play.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Guest Commentary: Facebook Commerce and ticketing by Kristina LaFountain

A few years ago, my husband and business partner returned from a networking meeting charged up about what he called "Facebook Bucks." He'd spoken with a leading credit card loyalty program …

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THE MORINI STRAD - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

A single figure, separated from its compatriots by barriers of time and necessity, and forced to exist without being able to fully embrace its purpose, is the primary focus of Willy Holtzman…

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The Grand Duke – review by Michael Billington

Finborough, London"I never want to see the ugly, misshapen little brat again," said WS Gilbert after the 1896 premiere of his final collaboration with Arthur Sullivan. His wish was granted, …

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3 more Seattle theaters announce new seasons

Seattle Children's Theatre, ArtsWest and Seattle Public Theater announce their 2012-13 seasons.

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The Vibrator Play: the woman behind the buzz by Emma Brockes

Sarah Ruhl expected her play about the history of the vibrator to disappear without trace. Three Tony awards later, she is bringing her smash hit to Britain.The play In the Next Room, also k…

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Amy Adams to join free summer Central Park plays by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amy Adams, who played a princess in the film "Enchanted," will be returning to fairy tales this summer, starring opposite Cinderella and a witch....

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The Theater of Discomfort

Annie Parisse and Paul Sparks discuss Nina Raine's "Tribes."

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Theater review: 'Deathtrap' at the Davidson-Valentini Theatre by Charlotte Stoudt

Charlotte Stoudt reviews Ken Sawyer's revival of "Deathtrap" at L.A.'s Gay and Lesbian Center.

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Michael Cerveris Plays Juan Peron in Broadway Revival of 'Evita' by Simi Horwitz

The Tony winner tackles a kinder, gentler Juan Peron in a reconceived version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera at the Marquis Theatre.

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Can Neil Patrick Harris boost Tony Awards ratings? by David Ng

Organizers of the Tony Awards said Tuesday that Neil Patrick Harris will host Broadway's biggest night for the third time. The awards show is scheduled to take place Sunday June 10 at the Be…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: 'Shrew' is a fresh take on age-old battle by Jennifer Farrar

The battle of the sexes is waged anew as "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare enjoys a fresh, robust off-Broadway presentation by Theatre for a New Audience at The Duke on 42nd S…

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The Morini Strad

Legit Reviews||Off Broadway: Like a diamond chip, a speck of a play like "The Morini Strad" can sparkle if it's beautifully mounted.

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The Grand Duke

Legit Reviews||Abroad: "The Grand Duke" is the final operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan but barely anyone knows it: The show hasn't had a full professional U.K staging since its 1…

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Avon Calling: A night at the theatre from the comfort of your own sitting room

The stage is set. I've pushed back the coffee table, dragged the dining room chairs into the sitting room and whisked my housemate's socks off the radiator. The audience (nine of my friends)…

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STAGE TUBE: Norbert Leo Butz Performs on SMASH by Stage Tube

Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz guest starred on the April 2 episode of NBC's SMASH. Watch his performance in the video below

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Newsies - Seize the Day - Disney's Newsies the Musical on Broadway by DanceOn

Newsies - Seize the Day - Disney's Newsies the Musical on Broadway "Seize the Day" from Newsies on Broadway is a non-stop number filled with athletic choreography from start t…

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Amy Adams Cast in Into the Woods

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Theater Review: The Paradox of End of the Rainbow

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NY Review: 'The Morini Strad' by Mark Peikert

Willy Holtzman’s “The Morini Strad” feels like a warmed-over Chicken Soup for the Soul entry, despite a fine performance from Mary Beth Peil.

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Hannah Moscovitch festival a highlight of new Tarragon Theatre season by Richard Ouzounian

Plays by Hannah Moscovitch, David S. Young and John Mighton in Tarragon Theatre’s 2012-13 season

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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JUDITH OF BETHULIA Becomes Sold Out Smash Prior to 1st Performance at Theater for the New City by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

JUDITH OF BETHULIA IS PATRON SAINT OF DOWNTOWN THEATRE SCENE: SHE’S OFFERS AID TO LEPERS! SHE PROVIDES REFUGE TO HARLOTS! SHE SELLS OUT ENTIRE RUN WHILE LOOKING RAVISHING! Theater for the …

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STAGE TUBE: Rob Ruggerio and Mike Isaacson on MUNY's THE KING AND I by Stage Tube

The Muny will resent THE KING AND I as a part of its line-up for the 94th season in Forest Park.Single tickets will go on sale Saturday, June 2, 2012. For more ticket information, call 314 3…

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Adam Pascal & Daphne Rubin-Vega to Appear on VH1's BIG MORNING BUZZ Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

For the first time in 5 years, RENT alums, Daphne Rubin-Vega soon starring in A Streetcar Named Desire and Adam Pascal now starring in Memphis, will reunite on television live. Catch Adam an…

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SISTER ACT on Broadway - True Confession #327 by Sister Act

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Broadway Embraces New Star Tracie Bennett at the Elegant Opening of End of the Rainbow by Broadway.com

Two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett brought the Belasco Theatre to its feet with her raw portrayal of Judy Garland at the April 2 Broadway opening of Peter Quilter’s End of th…

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Seattle Children's Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Mainstage Season by Bethany Rickwald

Seattle Children's Theatre has announced the productions set for its 2012-2013 mainstage season. The season will open with classic favorite Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (Septemb…

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Green Day, John Mellencamp, Bette Midler, Chris Rock to Present at Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony by Dan Bacalzo

The final list of presenters have been announced for the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place Saturday, April 14 in Cleveland and be aired on Satu…

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Theater Review: ‘The Soap Myth,’ at the Black Box Theater by Anita Gates

In “The Soap Myth,” written by Jeff Cohen, a Holocaust survivor’s belief that the Nazis made soap from the bodies of Jews is met with scholarly skepticism and a denier’s dismissal.

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ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Manatees, Nothing Like a Dame, a Disaster! Injury by Seth Rudetsky

A week in the life of actor, radio host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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PHOTO CALL: Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner Plays Broadway by Matthew Blank

Roundabout Theatre Company opened the door on Marc Camoletti's sex farce Don't Dress for Dinner, a sequel to Boeing-Boeing, March 30 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. Ben …

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Spin City with "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark" star Christina Sajous: Episode #7 by Broadway.com

Spin City with "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark" star Christina Sajous: Episode #7 Get tickets to "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark": http://www.broadway.com/shows/spider-man…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Next Up: Drew Gaspirini & Co. by Spotted

Question: What do Broadway stars do when they’re not performing on Broadway? Answer: They’re performing somewhere else. Slightly removed from the swath of bright lights at midtow…

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BWW TV: First Look at GHOST THE MUSICAL! Caissie Levy, Richard Fleeshman & More! by BroadwayWorld TV

Ghost The Musical opens April 23rd at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy are reprising their starring roles as Sam and Molly, which they originated in London's hit…

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Stockard Channing and John Larroquette will host the 78th Annual Drama League Awards by Loganne

Tony Award winners Stockard Channing and John Larroquette will be this year’s hosts for the 78th Annual Drama League Awards, scheduled for Friday, May 18 at the Marriott Marquis Times Squa…

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Darren Criss' Debut Solo Album in the Works! by BroadwayWorld

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Broadway veteran Darren Criss has a debut solo album in the works. The GLEE star and past HOW TO SUCCEED leading man is currently in talks with music pro…

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ONCE Cast to Perform on TODAY SHOW This Friday! by BroadwayWorld

The cast of ONCE, the critically acclaimed new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, will appear on NBCs Today on Friday, April 6 in the 10AM hour. ONCE currently plays on Br…

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Anything Goes Star Colin Donnell Talks Playing a Mercedes-Driving Billionaire in CW’s Arrow Pilot by Lindsay Champion

Last month Anything Goes star Colin Donnell said “bon voyage” to the S.S. American and set sail to…Vancouver? Donnell took a leave of absence as ship stowaway Billy C…

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Susan Stroman, Deborah Warner to Direct Future Metropolitan Opera Productions by Brian Scott Lipton

Metropolitan Opera General Director Peter Gelb revealed plans for future seasons to The New York Times in an interview. Among the upcoming productions mentioned by Gelb are a new version of…

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Varla Jean Merman to Star in The Medium by Brian Scott Lipton

Varla Jean Merman will play the title role in a new production of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Medium, which will play the Provincetown's Art House Theatre, May 18-June 3, before an ex…

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Broadway's Once to Perform April 6 on NBC's Today by Brian Scott Lipton

Cast members from the Broadway musical Once will appear on NBC's Today on Friday, April 6 during the show's 10am hour. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, th…

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Daniel Breaker, Christian Campbell, Melissa Errico, Aaron Lazar, Patrick Page to Perform at Joe's Pub by Dan Bacalzo

An updated lineup has been announced for Joe's Pub events. As previously reported, the Broadway cast of the new musical Lysistrata Jones will perform a reunion concert on April 9 at 7…

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The Afternoon Report, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more informat…

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Theater Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew,’ at the Duke on 42nd Street by Charles Isherwood

“The Taming of the Shrew,” at the Duke on 42nd Street, sets Shakespeare’s tale in the Wild West.

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New Dramatists to fete Bernadette Peters

Legit News: Talent lining up for spring's legit awards

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Olivier-Nominated Potted Potter Will Play Limited Run at Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre by Andrew Gans

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff, the Olivier-nominated production that presents all seven "Harry Potter" books in 70 minutes, will…

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: End of the Rainbow — No Pot of Gold by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the Broadway opening of Peter Quilter's play with music End of the Rainbow.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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99-Seat Producers Invited to Discuss Union Plans at LA STAGE Alliance Meetings by LA Stage Alliance

Producers who work in sub-100-seat theaters are invited to a series of meetings that LA STAGE Alliance is sponsoring in April and May. The goal is to develop a collaborative approach to work…

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How To Write The Great American Novel by Tim

How To Write The Great American Novel From an article on The Awl by Jim Behrle: 1. MOVE OUT OF BROOKLYN I know not every novelist in America lives in Brooklyn, it just seems that way. There …

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Weekly Howl by HowlRound

@jfdubiner Absolutely. ur roles become clearer, your various “missions” (ugh) too! I have to step back when I write, but it informs #newplay — Peter Marks (@petermarksdrama…

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An artist at war with himself? Lucas Neff reveals much in 'Last Duck' by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Last Duck" by Jackalope Theatre Company at the Viaduct Theatre ★★★ THEATER REVIEW: "The Last Duck" by Jackalope Theatre Company at the Viaduct Theatre…

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The left, the right and dogs in lively 'Chesapeake' by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Chesapeake" by Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center ★★★ THEATER REVIEW: "Chesapeake" by Remy Bumppo at Greenhouse Theater Center &…

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STAGE TUBE: Christie Brinkley Talks CHICAGO on GOOD DAY LA by Stage Tube

Former super model Christie Brinkley, who will return to CHICAGO to reprise her role of Roxie Hart April 6-27, visited Good Day LA this morning to talk about the show. In this interview, she…

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DEBUT OF THE MONTH: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Paul Nolan by Caryn Robbins

Actor Paul Nolan is currently making his Broadway debut as 'Jesus' in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In a recent chat with BWW, the actor shared his thoughts on w…

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Harry Potter Parody, POTTED POTTER, to Play Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre in May by BroadwayWorld

Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions will present the US premiere of the acclaimed UK production, Potted Potter The Unauthorized Harry Experience A Parody by Dan and Jeff, which was…

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Queens Theatre Hosts HEAT WAVE Opening Night Gala, 5/9 by BroadwayWorld

Queens Theatre, a home of world-class theatre, dance and cultural programming in the borough of Queens, presents its annual Gala on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The eventthe organizations largest…

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Photo Coverage: ELEVEN O'CLOCK NUMBERS Plays Birdland! by Stephen Sorokoff

On Monday night, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the return of Eleven OClock Numbers, a musical revue that ran for eight months at Feinsteins at The Regency. Sta…

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Take a First Look at the Sexy Gymnastics in Don’t Dress For Dinner by Broadway.com

Performances for Marc Camoletti’s sex farce Don’t Dress For Dinner have officially begun at the American Airlines Theatre, and we’ve got a first look at this alluring Broad…

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Stockard Channing and John Larroquette Will Host the Drama League Awards by Broadway.com

Tony winners and current Broadway stars Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (The Best Man) will host the 78th annual Drama League Awards. This year’s awards ce…

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Death of a Salesman's Andrew Garfield Talks Bulking Up and Stripping Down for Spider-Man on Ellen by Broadway.com

Movie star Andrew Garfield is winning over Broadway audiences as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s adrift son Biff in Mike Nichols’ acclaimed revival of Death of a Salesman. The talented,…

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Harry Potter Parody Potted Potter Heading to Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre by Broadway.com

As previously speculated, Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience, a musical parody of the popular Harry Potter book series will play off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre.…

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Video Feature: VIDEO: Jeff Goldblum Leads Seminar by Brian Scott Lipton and Tristan Fuge

The award-winning actor discusses his role as a hard-nosed writing teacher in Theresa Rebeck's hit Broadway comedy.

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Molly Pope, Laurie Sutton to Star in The Gallery Players' Wonderful Town by Bethany Rickwald

The Gallery Players will close their 2011-2012 mainstage season with the musical Wonderful Town, April 28-May 20. Mark Harborth will direct the production, which will feature musical direct…

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Potted Potter to Play Off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre by Brian Scott Lipton

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff will play The Little Shubert Theatre, May 19-August 12. The production, which will open officially on June 3, is d…

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NY Review: 'Out of Iceland' by Mark Peikert

Leaning heavily on whimsy, director Josh Hecht’s production of “Out of Iceland” badly miscalculates the humor of Lea DeLaria, to the play’s detriment.

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‘Red Riding Hood: A New Fable’ at Olney Theatre Center by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go as The Olney Theatre Center presents Red Riding Hood: A New Fable. A rollicking twist on this classic Brothers Grimm tale,…

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Jason Alexander Will Receive 2012 Julie Harris Award at 16th Annual Tony Awards Party in L.A. by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Jason Alexander will receive the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 16th annual Tony Awards Party, which will be presented by The Actors Fund June 10 at the…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes With Spring Awakening Star Lindsay Pearce by Matthew Blank

Lindsay Pearce (Harmony on "Glee") shares exclusive backstage and behind-the-scenes photos from the new Los Angeles mounting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Spring Awake…

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Bruce Graham's Stella & Lou Will Premiere at IL's Northlight in 2013; Season Announced by Kenneth Jones

Northlight Theatre in Skokie, IL, will produce the world premiere of Bruce Graham's Stella & Lou in spring 2013, artistic director BJ Jones and executive director Timothy J. Evans an…

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Gary Griffin, Dennis Jones, Marc Bruni, Gordon Greenberg, Lara Teeter Among Directors for Muny Season by Andrew Gans

Creative teams have been announced for the 2012 season at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.

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Bruce Norris talks about Clybourne Park by Richard Ouzounian

Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park, the flip side of A Raisin in the Sun, opens in Toronto Thursday.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Industry Ticket Offer by Chicago Plays

The March - Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, is offering $20 industry tickets for preview performances April 5 - 14, 2012 (excluding Saturday evening performances). To redeem visit www.…

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Amy Adams to join free summer Central Park plays by Mark Kennedy

Amy Adams, who played a princess in the film "Enchanted," will be returning to fairy tales this summer, starring opposite Cinderella and a witch.

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ArtsBeat: Theatrical Parody of Harry Potter Books Sets New York Opening by Patrick Healy

United States premiere of "Potted Potter," based on the seven Harry Potter books, will open in June at the Little Shubert theater.

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Notes from New York 2: End of the Rainbow reaches the Great White Way by Mark Shenton

Hampstead’s tiny New End Theatre may be no more — but a show born there over a decade ago opened on Broadway last night, with even the same star on board (though a new title). It’s bee…

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Letter: Do not exaggerate ACE cuts by The Stage

Your article on Arts Council England cuts paints an unduly negative picture of arts funding, and is completely one-sided (front page, March 29).

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Playwright John Arden Passes Away at Age 81 by BroadwayWorld

According to published reports, on Wednesday, March 28, the British playwright John Arden died in Galway, Ireland, where he had lived for the past few decades. He is survived by his wife, Ma…

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Actors Fund to Honor Jason Alexander at Tony Awards Party, 6/10 by BroadwayWorld

Sunday, June 10th, The Actors Fund will honor TONY Award winner Jason Alexander at their 16th Annual Tony Awards Party with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement. The gala, which w…

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Photo Flash: END OF THE RAINBOW's Starry Opening Night Arrivals! by BroadwayWorld

END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the lege…

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Concert review: Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the TSO by Arthur Kaptainis

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has asked some former music directors back to mark the 90th season. Most recent among the returnees: Jukka-Pekka Saraste, who left under a cloud in 2001. Labou…

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Megan Hilty Falls from Heaven, Norbert Leo Butz Goes Blond and More Smash Highlights by Danica Daniel

Burn baby burn! In the ninth episode of Smash, entitled “Hell On Earth," NBC’s musical theater-loving drama the characters start to feel the heat as relationships reach…

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VIDEO FLASH: Matt Bomer, Darren Criss Sing "Somebody That I Used To Know" on Glee by Brian Scott Lipton

FOX has released a video of actors Matt Bomer and Darren Criss singing "Somebody That I Used To Know" on the April 10 episode of Glee. As previously reported, Bomer will play Coope…

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Clarke Bliss, Niko Papastefanou to Star in Performing Arts at Pace University's Our Lady of 121st Street by Bethany Rickwald

Performing Arts at Pace University will present Our Lady of 121st Street, April 7-14 at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row. Grant Kretchik will direct the production. The cast will include A…

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Jason Alexander to Recieve Actors Fund Julie Harris Award on June 10 by Brian Scott Lipton

The Actors Fund will honor Tony Award winner Jason Alexander with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement at their 16th Annual Tony Awards Party on Sunday, June 10 at the Skirball Ce…

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Stockard Channing and John Larroquette to Host Drama League Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winners Stockard Channing and John Larroquette will host 78th Annual Drama League Awards ceremony, to be held on Friday, May 18 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Channing is…

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Rita Moreno to Pen Memoir for 2013 Release by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Rita Moreno will write her memoir, which will be published by Celebra Books, a division of Penguin Group USA, in winter 2013. In her memoir, Moreno will write about movi…

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Barbara Bain, Peter Van Norden, Nick Ullett Set for Love Struck at The Beverly Hills Playhouse by Bethany Rickwald

The Beverly Hills Playhouse will present the world premiere of Love Struck, a collection of one-act plays by Dale Griffiths Stamos, May 11-27. Maggie Grant will direct. The production wi…

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Magic Johnson to Talk With Fans at Broadway Bio-Play 'Magic/Bird' by David Rooney

David Rooney The basketball Hall of Famer will be on hand with cast members for a post-show talkback following a special April 13 matinee performance of the new play by Eric Simonson.read mo…

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Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: Human Rights for Afghan Women by Pauline Adamek

Two distinguished speakers grant an insight into the current situation for Afghan women in their county. On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Nushin Arbabzadah (pictured right), research scholar at…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Return As Host of the Tony Awards on June 10

For the third time, the Emmy-winning stage and screen star will host the Tony Awards ceremony. The 66th Annual Tony Awards will be telecast on June 10 on CBS.

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Tony Winner Patti LuPone Will Kick Off Provincetown's Broadway at the Art House Series by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will make her Provincetown debut at the Art House alongside musician, actor and Playbill.com columnist Seth Rudetsky July 4-5 as part of the Broadway at the Ar…

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Stockard Channing and John Larroquette Will Host Drama League Awards by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winners Stockard Channing and John Larroquette will host the 78th Annual Drama League Awards ceremony, which is set for May 18 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.

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Neil Patrick Harris to host his 3rd Tony Awards

NEW YORK — Neil Patrick Harris will be back for his third turn hosting the Tony Awards. Producers of the show announced Tuesday that the star of the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” and …

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Word of Mouth Review: "The Best Man" Starring Eric McCormack by Broadway.com

Word of Mouth Review: "The Best Man" Starring Eric McCormack Get tickets to "The Best Man": http://www.broadway.com/shows/best-man/ Gore Vidal's 1960 political dram…

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Group of Seven show ‘Painting Canada’ coming to Kleinberg by Liam Casey

“Painting Canada,” a dazzling show about the Group of Seven that wowed London a few months ago, will come to Canada this fall.

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On the Scene: Behind the Music of "One Man, Two Guvnors" by Broadway.com

The Broadway-bound comedy hit "One Man, Two Guvnors" is full of slapstick, satire and sight gags, and it turns out it has a sensational score as well. The Craze, the show's onstage band, wil…

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Alberta Ballet’s Swan Lake by Michael Crabb

Alberta Ballet brings classics to Western Canada, filling gap left by National Ballet of Canada's lack of touring.

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News: (Toronto) Tarragon Moves Forward from winter of discontent with season 2012-13 by The Charlebois Post

After a winter of discontent surrounding the Michael Healey controversy, Tarragon theatre's artistic director, Richard Rose is moving on by announcing the 2012-13 season lineup.Among the ele…

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News: (Toronto) Factory brings out the veterans with 2012-13 season by The Charlebois Post

Craigslist (photo by David Cooper)Works by Michel Marc Bouchard, Judith Thompson, George F. Walker make up a good part of Factory Theatre's 2012-13 season.Despite excitement about new works …

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News: (Toronto) Acting Up Stage announces unique 2012-13 season by The Charlebois Post

Caroline, or Change(photo by Joanna Akyol)After delivering on the goods with a raved-over production of Caroline, or Change, Acting Up Stage is going into a new year with two production…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Rehearsals begin today for Mike Bartlett’s new play by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, April 3, for the American premiere of the Royal Court Theatre’s Olivier Award-winning new production, COCK starring Jason Butler Harner as M, Amanda Quaid …

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Cromer shows up in Sorkin pilot by Chris Jones

You never know where David Cromer is going to pop up.

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Radio: WOS Radio: Halfpenny & co host post-show Party Q&A

Last week (29 March) just under 100 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers headed to the Menier Chocolate Factory's acclaimed revival of Mike Leigh's 1977 cult comedy Abigail's Party. Many admitted t…

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Patti LuPone, Seth Rudetsky to Play Provincetown Art House This July by BroadwayWorld

Patti LuPone won her second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as well Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for her performance as Rose in the most recent Broadway production o…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Roundabout's DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER in Performance! by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director, in association with Damian Arnold, will present the Broadway premiere of Marc Camolettis classic farce Dont Dress For Dinner, starr…

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Martin Scorsese and Alec Baldwin to Celebrate Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell at NYU's Tisch School Gala, 4/19 by BroadwayWorld

The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University announced today a distinguished list of alumni will attend their annual gala, Ordinary Miraculous Celebrating Vision, on April 19th at the…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Donates to Help Local Theatres by BroadwayWorld

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation just announced a donation to The Theatres Trust to help launch its Theatres Protection Fund. The Foundation will award a grant of 125,000, to be paid over …

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BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of END OF THE RAINBOW! by BroadwayWorld TV

END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the lege…

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Stockard Channing & John Larroquette Host 2012 Drama League Awards by BroadwayWorld

The Drama League has announced that this years 78th Annual Drama League Awards will be hosted by Tony Award winners Stockard Channing Other Desert Cities and John Larroquette Gore Vidals The…

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Amy Adams to join free summer Central Park plays

Amy Adams, who played a princess in the film "Enchanted," will be returning to fairy tales this summer, starring opposite Cinderella and a witch. The Public Theater said Tuesday that the thr…

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Amy Adams Set for Shakespeare in the Park's Into the Woods; Oliver Platt Joins As You Like It by Broadway.com

Screen stars Amy Adams and Oliver Platt have joined The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park summer season. Three-time Oscar nominee Adams will play The Baker's Wife in beloved S…

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Squigs Casts His Ballot For The Best Man, Starring Eric McCormack & John Larroquette by Broadway.com

Broadway.com's resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson stopped by the Schoenfeld Theatre to pen a political portrait of Eric McCormack, John Larroquette and the rest of …

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Patti LuPone to Perform at Provincetown's Art House Theatre by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will perform on July 4-5 at Provincetown's Art House Theatre. She will be joined by Seth Rudetsky. The Art House's 2012 summer series will also incl…

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Amy Adams to Make New York Stage Debut in 'Into the Woods' by David Rooney

David Rooney The Oscar-nominated actress will play the Baker's Wife this summer in the Public Theater revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1986 musical fairy-tale mashup.read more

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Central Park As You Like It Will Feature Oliver Platt and Robert Joy by Kenneth Jones

Robert Joy and Oliver Platt will be among exiles in the Forest of Arden in this summer's Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sulliv…

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Set for Talkback at Added Magic/Bird Performance by Michael Gioia

Magic/Bird, Eric Simonson's drama about the rivalry and friendship of basketball heroes Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird, will welcome Hall of Famer "Magic" John…

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Why Contemporary Music Is Like My Hairdryer by Chloe Veltman

If the music I heard at the Fifth Annual Switchboard Music Festival can be used as a gauge of the state of contemporary composition today, I would have to say that contemporary music is a lo…

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Amy Adams to Go Into the Woods by Michael Block

They got a star! The Public's Shakespeare in the Park plucked three-time Oscar Nominee Amy Adams from Hollywood to play the Baker's Wife in this summer's revival of Into the Woods. The produ…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Coming Attractions in Jazz: Spring Preview by J. R. Carroll

A reprise of Fred Hersch's Leaves of Grass highlights the key role of Boston's educational institutions; plus, an abundance of performances celebrating CD releases.

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Lloyd Webber foundation's £125k grant to refurbish local theatres by Alistair Smith

Andrew Lloyd Webber's charitable foundation has announced a grant of £125,000 to help kick-start a scheme to support refurbishment projects at local theatres.

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Understanding the Ideological Other by Don Hall

I was having a conversation with a friend the other night.It seems her father hates Obama so much that he would vote for a cartoon character (which given the GOP choices this election, isn't…

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Mixed Reviews for ‘End of the Rainbow’ by Loganne

End of the Rainbow has officially opened on Broadway after a successful run in the West End. The acclaimed bio-play with music stars Tracie Bennett as the pop culture icon Judy Garland in th…

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Amy Brenneman Set to Lead RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Playwrights Horizons by BroadwayWorld

Playwrights Horizons has just announced complete casting for the World Premiere of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Gina Gionfriddo Becky S…

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Neil Patrick Harris signs on to host 2012 Tony Awards by Loganne

Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, has signed on to host the 2012 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10th, live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Harr…

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LEAP OF FAITH Announces $27 Student Tickets by BroadwayWorld

Broadways LEAP OF FAITH begins performances tonight and announces their student ticket policy. They will be 27.00 each, available in person at the St. James Box Office beginning at 1000 AM d…

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Amy Adams to Play 'Baker's Wife' in Shakespeare in the Park's INTO THE WOODS; Oliver Platt, Robert Joy Join Cast of AS YOU LIKE IT by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced additional casting today for the 50th Anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park at …

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Mary Louise Wilson, Gabriel Ebert & Co. Toast Opening Night of 4000 Miles by Broadway.com

One of the most satisfying plays of 2011, Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, has made the jump from Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 to the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. The good news is that th…

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Judy’s Back! Tracie Bennett & Co. Make a Splash at the Opening of End of the Rainbow by Broadway.com

Forget the man that got away, meet the lady that is here to stay! Two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett makes her Broadway debut as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of t…

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New Dramatists to Honor Bernadette Peters at 63rd Annual Spring Luncheon by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will be honored with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the New Dramatists' 63rd Annual Spring Luncheon. The event will take place on May…

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ArtsBeat: Amy Adams Joins Cast of 'Into the Woods' by Patrick Healy

Amy Adams will play the Baker's Wife this summer in "Into the Woods" at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

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Larry Coen, Robert Deveau Set for Ten Blocks on the Camino Real by Bethany Rickwald

Beau Jest Moving Theater will present Tennessee Williams' Ten Blocks on the Camino Real, May 10-20 at Charlestown Working Theater. Davis Robinson will direct the production, which wil…

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Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Roth-Haberle to Star in Eavesdropping on Dreams by Dan Bacalzo

Lynn Cohen 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 Cherry Lane Studio T…

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Tony Taccone Set for Boston College Arts Festival by Bethany Rickwald

Boston College will welcome Tony Taccone as the special guest and alumni honoree at the University's 14th Annual Arts Festival, April 26-28. Taccone, who is currently the artistic di…

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Partial Comfort Productions Announces Plays for Welcome Mat Reading Series by Bethany Rickwald

Partial Comfort Productions has announced the selection for its annual Welcome Mat Reading Series of new plays, to run April 16-May 7 at Atlantic Theater Company's Studio Theater. The …

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Amy Adams, Oliver Platt Join Shakespeare in the Park Season by Brian Scott Lipton

Oscar nominee Amy Adams and stage and television starr Oliver Platt are among the actors who have joined the 50th anniversary Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theater. The se…

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Neil Patrick Harris Will Host This Year’s Tonys

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Neil Patrick Harris To Host Tonys For Third Time

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Adams goes 'Into the Woods'

Legit News: Actress joins Shakespeare in the Park cast

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Casting Announced for U.K. Premiere of In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Mark Shenton

Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play, Tony-nominated for Best Play in 2010 for its Broadway run under the auspices of Lincoln Center Theater, is to receive its U.K. premier…

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Casting Announced for The Secret Garden at the Astoria Performing Arts Center by Michael Gioia

The Astoria Performing Arts Center will present Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman's The Secret Garden beginning May 3 at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Watch Newly Released "Rock of Ages" Trailer (Video) by Michael Gioia

"Rock of Ages," the upcoming movie based on the Broadway musical of the same name, is scheduled to hit theatres June 15. Here is a look at the film in the newly released "Rock…

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An "Enchanted" Choice: Oscar Nominee Amy Adams Will Go Into the Woods This Summer by Kenneth Jones

Three-time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams, who showed her deft touch with musical numbers in the films "Enchanted" and "The Muppets," will play The Baker's…

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Judith of Bethulia, Starring Charles Busch, Mary Testa and Jennifer Cody, Is Sold Out by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Judith of Bethulia, Tony Award-nominated playwright Charles Busch's latest stage comedy that takes on the 1914 silent Hollywood Biblical epic, has sold out its entire 24-performance limi…

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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (music from) by Brad Hathaway

The surprise of the original cast album “Music from Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark” is that it is better than its show, which, as everyone even marginally aware of musical theater …

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And the 2012 Tony Host Will Be... by Michael Block

Three times a charm! Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped as the host of the 66th Annual Tony Awards. Harris, who will also serve as a producer, is bound to entertain! How will he top last ye…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Tis Pity She's A Whore by Robert Walport

Any production that takes a five Act play and boils it down to a riveting hour and fifty five minutes of mayhem has a lot going for it. Declan Donnellan's Cheek By Jowl production of "Tis Pi…

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THE COLUMNIST Begins Previews Tomorrow, April 4 at MTC by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere production of THE COLUMNIST, by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan begins previews tomorrow,…

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'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Week 3 Competition Show by Lisa Jo Sagolla

Katherine Jenkins and William Levy score the first perfect tens of the season on ABC's popular competition show.

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Feature: Thanks for all of your 15th birthday tweets

Whatsonstage.com officially turns 15 this week! Twitter has become central to our 24/7 coverage in the three-plus years we've been active microblogging service. We've been receiving birthd…

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New Dramatists to Honor Bernadette Peters With Lifetime Achievement Award, 5/24 by BroadwayWorld

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and playwright development workshop, today announced that two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will be honored with their 2012 Lifetime Achieveme…

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Tovar Replaces Bret Tuomi in Timeline's ENRON, 4/4; Tuomi Returns to ROCK OF AGES by BroadwayWorld

TimeLine Theatre announced today that actor Stef Tovar will replace Bret Tuomi in the pivotal role of corporate pariah Jeffrey Skilling in its current hit production of ENRON by Lucy Prebble…

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Requiem for an Icon: From Concept to Flesh and Blood, the Story Behind Evita by Josh Ferri

After the success of their 1970 concept album-turned-rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice teamed up again to create a rock opera about the controversial poli…

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Watch Norbert Leo Butz’s Heavenly Performance on TV's Smash by Broadway.com

NBC's Smash continued to highlight some of Broadway's biggest talents as Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz made a guest appearance on the show's April 2 episode. Butz t…

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Benjamin Walker to Host Janeane Garofalo & More in Find the Funny at Joe's Pub by Broadway.com

Broadway vet Benjamin Walker will return to Joe’s Pub on April 3 for the latest installment of Find the Funny, the monthly comedy series he created and hosts. Special guests include Sa…

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Jason Reitman to Direct New York City Live Read of The Apartment by Brian Scott Lipton

Oscar-nominated film director Jason Reitman will helm a reading of Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's film The Apartment on Friday, April 27 at the TimesCenter, according to the New York…

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Bernadette Peters to Be Honored at New Dramatists Luncheon by Brian Scott Lipton

Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will be honored by New Dramatists with their 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 63rd Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, to be held on Thursday, …

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PHOTO FLASH: Joel Grey, Lisa Lampanelli, Jennifer Tilly, Ron Raines at End of the Rainbow Broadway Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Monday, April 2, the Broadway production of Peter Quilter's End of the Rainbow opened at the Belasco Theatre, starring Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland. Terry Jo…

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Complete Cast Announced for Broadway's The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow by Dan Bacalzo

Complete casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Auburn's The Columnist. Daniel Sullivan will direct the production, which will begin previe…

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Lisa Banes, Marthe Keller, John Glover Set for A Song at Twilight Reading by Dan Bacalzo

Lisa Banes, Marthe Keller, and John Glover will star in a staged reading of Noel Coward's A Song at Twilight, to be presented by The Acting Company at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrigh…

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Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Mainstage Season by Bethany Rickwald

Bristol Riverside Theatre has announced plans for its 2012-2013 mainstage season. The season will kick off with Oleanna (September 25-October 14) David Mamet's drama about academic pow…

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Northlight Theatre to Premiere Bruce Graham's Stella & Lou by Brian Scott Lipton

The Northlight Theatre in Chicago will present the world premiere of Bruce Graham's Stella & Lou, to run May 3-June 9, 2013. BJ Jones will direct the production. Cast and creative t…

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Broadway Box Office: Week 44: 03.26 - 04.01.12 by JK

BE SURE TO VOTE IN THE NEW MONTHLY POLL AND VOTE IN ROUND 10 OF HOT/HOTTER!DO BOTH TO YOUR LEFT...JUST CLICK THE ICONS!The Broadway Box Office Top Ten for the 44th week of the 2011…

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SHOW FOLK: The Cast of “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tom Mizer

Spend just a few minutes in a room with the company of A Streetcar Named Desire and one thing is immediately clear: this is the hottest cast on Broadway. And I don’t just mean physic…

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Come All Ye Faithful: Raúl Esparza Begins Preaching in Broadway's Leap of Faith April 3 by Kenneth Jones

Leap of Faith, the new Broadway musical about a con-man preacher who blows into a small Kansas town, where he spars with a lady sheriff, begins making a joyful noise at the St. James Theatre…

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Patti LuPone and Anna Chlumsky Will Guest Star on Lifetime's "Army Wives" by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Patti LuPone as well as stage and screen actress Anna Chlumsky will guest star on the Lifetime drama series "Army Wives," according to EW.com.

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Author! Author! Neil Simon Surprises Cast at Lost in Yonkers Off-Broadway by Kenneth Jones

The cast of the new and critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers had its breath taken away on March 30 when they learned that Simon himself was in the…

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PHOTO CALL: End of the Rainbow Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party by Matthew Blank

Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett stars as a tempestuous and triumphant Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter's drama about the final months in the life of the late icon, w…

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In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play to Receive U.K. Premiere at Bath's Ustinov Studio; Casting Announced by Mark Shenton

Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play, Tony-nominated for Best Play in 2010 for its Broadway run under the auspices of Lincoln Center Theater, is to receive its U.K. premier…

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New Dramatists Will Honor Bernadette Peters With Lifetime Achievement Award by Andrew Gans

New Dramatists will honor two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, recently on Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of Follies, with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 63rd A…

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Chess Star Judy Kuhn to Offer "Acting the Song" Master Classes in NYC by Andrew Gans

Following the success of her February classes, three-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, who recently played an acclaimed engagement at Feinstein's, will again offer her master class series, Ac…

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John Glover, Marthe Keller and Lisa Banes Set for Staged Reading of A Song at Twilight by Andrew Gans

Olivier Award-winning director Maria Aitken will direct a staged reading of Noel Coward's A Song at Twilight April 16 at 7 PM at the Mainstage Theater (Playwrights Horizons).

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Pearl Cleage: In Search of the Artistic Home by HowlRound

Jamie Gahlon has asked theater artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home. Pearl Cleage continues this series.  What makes an artistic home? I …

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Theater Review: The Shining Star Who Offsets the Darkness by Matt Wolf

Reviews of "The Duchess of Malfi'' and "Vera Vera Vera" in a busy London season.

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4000 Miles reprised by Simon Saltzman

Amy Herzog's 2-hander bets another run at the Mitzi Mewhouse

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"It Shoulda Been You" at Village Theatre by David-Edward Hughes

The show, which was generally well received in a Tyne Daly headed production last year at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, is an original musical taking place just before and after a bi…

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"The Caretaker" with Jonathan Pryce by Richard Connema

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse bring an impeccable production of Harold Pinter's 1960s drama The Caretaker to the Curran Theatre starring Jonathan Pryce.

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Chicago Theater Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW (First Folio Theatre in Oakbrook) by Dan Zeff

HAUNTINGLY IMTIMATE Ghost stories are difficult to bring off on stage. The physical reality of flesh and blood actors works against the sense of the supernatural and the suspense and horror …

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Los Angeles Theater Review: DEATHTRAP (The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre in Los Angeles) by Tony Frankel

KILLER HUNK, KILLER SET, AND KILLER STORY MAKE UP FOR BLOODLESS PERFORMANCES As evidenced by his astoundingly beautiful production of Ira Levin’s 1978 comedy-thriller Deathtrap, Jon Impera…

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Final days of Judy Garland in 'End of the Rainbow' by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tribute and trash collide uneasily in “End of the Rainbow,” a jacked-up portrait of Judy Garland that captures the legend at the end of her rope near the end of her life.

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Neil Patrick Harris to return as Tony Awards host by Joe Dziemianowicz

Neil Patrick Harris will reprise his role as the host of the Tony Awards — again. Producers of Broadway’s grand prize night announced that the “How I Met Your Mother” star will emcee…

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Are curtain calls a clapped-out convention? by Sophie Nield

Is the act of bowing and applauding at the end of a show a spontaneous reaction, or an elaborately choreographed convention that we obey unthinkingly?To bow or not to bow? Once we've politel…

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Q is for queer theatre by Michael Billington

The gay and lesbian theatre movement has changed radically since the oppressive days of the 1950s, but could more writers rise to the challenge of contemporary issues?Queer theatre is the ac…

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A Last Run at St. Ann's Warehouse

There is some irony in the fact that the Polish theater company TR Warszawa spent eight long years assembling a cast and ironing out the rights to bring its production of "Festen" to St. Ann…

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Mark Rylance joins calls for Shakespeare's Globe theatre to boycott Israeli company by Matt Trueman

Founding artistic director calls for theatre to cancel production of The Merchant of Venice by Habima, part of the World Shakespeare FestivalMark Rylance, the founding artistic director of …

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Neil Patrick Harris Returns to Host 2012 Tony Awards by Daniel Lehman

Actor Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the annual Broadway awards ceremony for a third time this year.

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Amy Brenneman to Star Off-Broadway This Spring

Amy Brenneman plans to return to an off-Broadway stage this spring in the play "Rapture, Blister, Burn."

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Megan Hilty Is Miscast in Ain't Misbehavin'

Fresh from the current first season of TV's "Smash," Megan Hilty steps forward to take on Ain't Misbehavin', the Tony Award-winning musical revue named for the Fats Waller standard. The …

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Side Man at 1st Stage by Debbie Jackson

Michael Dove’s direction and nearly flawless casting of Side Man makes for a terrific production at 1st Stage.   Playwright Warren Leight captures the flair and style of the jazzy big ba…

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The Belle of Amherst by Sarah Ameigh

When most actors walk on to a stage, an audience sees just that: an actor. A charismatic actor, maybe, or a compelling actor. Comically gifted, or sullen, possibly sympathetic. It is a deman…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Glastonbury's Amy Brenneman to New York Stage by Frank Rizzo

Glastonbury’s Amy Brenneman will be returning to the stage to star in the world premiere of Gina Gionfriddo 's play "Rapture, Blister, Burn," which opens June 12  at off-Broadway…

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Neil Patrick Harris to host his 3rd Tony Awards

Neil Patrick Harris will be back for his third turn hosting the Tony Awards. Producers of the show announced Tuesday that the star of the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" and a stage veteran w…

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ArtsBeat: Jason Reitman's 'Live Read' Series to Bring 'The Apartment' to New York This Month by Dave Itzkoff

Jason Reitman, the director of "Juno," "Young Adult" and "Up in the Air," will present a live reading of the screenplay for Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" featuring a cast of contemporary ac…

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Report: Sinise injured in Washington accident

The Washington Post is reporting this morning that Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Gary Sinise was injured in a car accident on Friday in Washington, D.C. and spent some time in hospital.

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‘End of the Rainbow’

Scenes from the new Broadway show starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland.

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/3- SOUTH PACIFIC by Stage Tube

Today in 2008, the first Broadway revival of South Pacific opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 996 performances. South Pacific is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers,…

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MEMPHIS Announces National Tour Stops Through 2013! by BroadwayWorld

Hockadoo The 2010 Tony winning Best Musical MEMPHIS will continue to blow the roof off of theatres across the country into the 2012 -2013 season. The season will kick off on September 11th i…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Uma Thurman on Next Week's SMASH! by Stage Tube

Next week on SMASH, the show has landed a star, the mercurial Rebecca Duvall guest star Uma Thurman, but Eileen Anjelica Huston is thrown into a panic when Rebecca gets stuck in Cuba. Derek …

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STAGE TUBE: SKIVVIES' Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley Strip Down 'Diet Mt. Dew' by BroadwayWorld

The Skivvies have released their fourth installment of a stripped down song, Lana Del Rey's Diet Mountain Dew.

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MAGIC/BIRD Will Feature Andrew D. Bernstein's NBA Photography by BroadwayWorld

MagicBird, based on the rivalry and ultimate friendship of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, will feature iconic photos of the Hall of Famers taken by legendary sports photographer Andrew D. Ber…

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Last Chance to Win PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tickets; Contest Ends 4/4 by Contests

'Peter and the Starcatcher', a new play by Tony Award-nominee Rick Elice Jersey Boys, directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees Nicholas Nickleby and Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers Bloody Bl…

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Hottest Articles on BWW 3/27/2012 - 4/3/2012 by BroadwayWorld

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Photo Coverage: Carrie Manolakos Takes the Stage at (le) poisson rouge to Celebrate CD Release Party by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Carrie Manolakos took the stage to celebrate her debut album Echo at le poisson rouge in New York City April 2.

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Magic Johnson Set for MAGIC/BIRD Talkback, 4/13 by BroadwayWorld

Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, the producers of the new Broadway play MAGICBIRD, announced today that Hall of Famer Earvin Magic Johnson will hold a talkback for ticketholders following the …

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I Wanna Rock! Watch Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones & More in Rock of Ages Trailer by Broadway.com

Get your air guitars ready! The movie adaptation of Rock of Ages, starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige and Ale…

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Amy Brenneman Set for Rapture, Blister, Burn at Playwrights Horizons by Broadway.com

Amy Brenneman will lead the world premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizon. Directed by Peter DuBois, the production begins its run …

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Requiem for an Icon: From Concept to Flesh & Blood, the Story Behind Evita by Josh Ferri

After the success of their 1970 concept album-turned-rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice teamed up again to create a rock opera about the controversial poli…

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Annie Parisse on How Clybourne Park's Long Journey to Broadway Created a Stage Family by Annie Parisse

About the author: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park is anything but cuddly: Bruce Norris’ acid comedy, inspired byA Raisin in the Sun, examines racism in America as filte…

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See Seminar Star Jeff Goldblum Show off His Trapeze Skills on Jimmy Fallon by Broadway.com

Jeff Goldblum, the new star of Broadway’s Seminar, dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on April 2 to talk up his return to Broadway. The two funny guys joked around about…

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Merle Louise Set for Judith Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare-a-Thon II: Comedy Tomorrow - Tragedy Tonight! by Bethany Rickwald

Judith Shakespeare Company is set to present Shakespeare-a-Thon II: Comedy Tomorrow - Tragedy Tonight!, a marathon reading of eight plays in 24 hours, beginning April 21 at Noon at Irish Ti…

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Matt Loehr, Kenneth Tigar, Catherine Walker Among Winners of 2012 Carbonell Awards by Dan Bacalzo

The winners of the 36th Annual Carbonell Awards -- honoring the best in South Florida theater -- were presented at a ceremony held on April 2 in the Amaturo Theatre of the Broward Center for…

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Janeane Garofalo to Be Special Guest at Benjamin Walker's Find the Funny at Joe's Pub by Bethany Rickwald

Janeane Garofalo will appear as a special guest in Benjamin Walker's Find the Funny , tonight, April 3 at 9:30pm at Joe's Pub. Created and hosted by Walker, Find the Funny is a m…

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Set for April 13 Talkback for Broadway's Magic/Bird by Dan Bacalzo

Earvin "Magic" Johnson will join the cast for a talkback for the new Broadway play, Magic/Bird, following the April 13 2pm matinee performance at the Longacre Theatre. Johnson is …

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Something else that newspapers can’t do . . . by Ken Davenport

Here’s an idea . . . In all fairness, I’m not even sure websites can do this yet.  Well, I’m sure they can, but I’m not sure they are doing this yet. I know our indu…

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How well should your creative team know each other? by Ken Davenport

The Broadway industry tends to be pretty insular . . . and the outside business world rarely pokes their head in our world to see what’s going on. But when they do, it’s pretty f…

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Crowdfunding gets one step closer . . . by Ken Davenport

When I first started my plans for Godspell, I could have only dreamed that there might one day be legislation that would make it easier for startups from all different industries to have eas…

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5 New Things About My Blog by Ken Davenport

Well, what do you think? If you’re looking at this blog online, you’re looking at a whole new look.  (If you’re reading this via email, then you’re also seeing a new look, but click…

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Dancing at the Chance by Trav S.D.

Author DeAnna Cameron tells me she used No Applause to research her new historical romance novel Dancing at the Chance. (The “Chance” is the name of a vaudeville theatre in the s…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Jesus Christ Superstar's "Judas," Josh Young by Matthew Blank

Josh Young, currently starring as Judas in the new Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture …

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PHOTO CALL: Kate Baldwin and Sheldon Harnick Take Part in Arena Stage's Golden Gala by Matthew Blank

On March 26 Arena Stage hosted the Golden Gala: A Glittering Evening of American Musical Theater to celebrate the vibrancy of the performing arts in Washington.

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Memphis National Tour Now Booked Through May 2013; Cities/Tour Dates Announced by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The national tour of Memphis, the Tony Award-winning rock musical by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, is currently booked through May 2013.

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Chester Gregory, Angela Watson, Russell Fischer, Kingsley Leggs Set for Just a Piano Concert Series by Andrew Gans

Lee Summers’ Just a Piano concert series will kick off its sixth year at the Triad Theatre April 9 at 9:30 PM with recording artist Alyson Williams.

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"Sparkle," Starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston, Will Hit Theatres in August (Plus Video) by Michael Gioia

"Sparkle," the upcoming feature film that stars "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston, is scheduled to be released in movie theatres Aug. 17.

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Synetic’s untamed Taming of the Shrew by Susan Galbraith

When Synetic cooks up Shakespeare, know that under Paata Tsikurishvili’s fired-up direction, the team will tackle something bold and often delicious. However, is it any wonder that in Syne…

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SEE STOMP on “GEORGE to the RESCUE” by Jackie Green

George Oliphant and his crew from WNBC TV’s “George to the Rescue” recently surprised the company of STOMP at The Orpheum Theatre in New York, demolishing and renovating their dressing…

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‘Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever!’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre by Mike Spain by Mike Spain

The fun starts at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company’s production of The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever!  before we ever take our seats. The …

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To Moscow by Rob Weinert-Kendt

It's my first trip to Mother Russia, and my first Golden Mask Festival, so most likely no posting for the next week.More anon. Till then, do svidaniya!

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Stephen Sondheim, Tom Kitt and More Join OVER THE MOON: THE BROADWAY LULLABY PROJECT by BroadwayWorld

The producers of Over the Moon The Broadway Lullaby Project have confirmed that the list of participating composers and lyricists now boasts Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt Next to Normal To…

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Photo Coverage: PFLAG National Honors Audra McDonald & Will Swenson at the 2012 Straight For Equality Awards Gala by Jennifer Broski

PFLAG National honored Broadway stars Audra McDonald THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, PRIVATE PRACTICE and Will Swenson PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, HAIR with the 2012 Straight for Equality …

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STAGE TUBE: Miss SMASH's 'Hell on Earth?' Watch It Here! by Stage Tube

Last night on SMASH, The team began their pursuit of a marquee star, as Eileen Anjelica Huston charged Tom and Julia Christian Borle and Debra Messing with finding a title for the newly rein…

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Photo Coverage: Film Society of Lincoln Center Honors Catherine Deneuve with Chaplin Awar by Walter McBride

The Film Society of Lincoln Center honored Catherine Deneuve with its 39th Chaplin Award on April 2 in New York City. The annual gala is the Film Society's largest annual fundraiser, benefit…

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SOUND OFF: SMASH's Boozy Bombshells by Pat Cerasaro

What we did together exploded my whole life like a bombshell, a rain-soaked Julia related to former paramour with whom she recently rekindled a romance, Michael Broadway notable Will Chase t…

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Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long & More Begin Run in Broadway’s Seminar by Broadway.com

Oscar nominee Jeff Goldblum will take over as sharp-tongued novelist Leonard in Broadway’s Seminar beginning April 3. Also joining the hit main stem comedy is fellow movie star Justin …

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New Jazz Musical The City Club Begins Performances at Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theatre by Broadway.com

The American premiere of jazz and blues musical The City Club begins previews April 3 at off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theatre, starring Kristen Martin as Crystal Labelle. Directed by Mi…

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Step Into the Light as Previews Begin for Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza by Broadway.com

Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum headline the musical adaptation of Leap of Faith, as previews begin April 3 at the St. James Theatre. Directed …

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Neil Patrick Harris to Return as Host of 2012 Tony Awards by Broadway.com

Emmy-winning TV star and Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris has signed on to host the 2012 Tony Awards, his third stint as emcee. The 66th annual Tony ceremony will be held at the Beacon Theat…

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Step Aboard Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire as Broadway Previews Begin by Broadway.com

The starry revival of Tennessee Williams' landmark play A Streetcar Named Desire is pulling into Broadway as previews begin at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 3. Blair Underwood, Nicole …

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Tony Kushner, Stephen Sondheim Join Starry List of Contributors to Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Kushner and Stephen Sondheim are among the newly announced contributors to the previously reported Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project, which has been created to raise funds for…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Host 2012 Tony Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris will once again host the Tony Awards, to be presented a the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 10 and broadcast live on CBS from 8pm to 11pm (ET/PT time…

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William Daniels to Guest Star on Grey's Anatomy by Brian Scott Lipton

Broadway veteran and Emmy Award winner William Daniels will guest star later this season on ABC's Grey's Anatomy as one of the doctors overseeing the medical boards being taken by …

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Neil Patrick Harris to Host Tony Awards for Third Time by Erin Carlson

Erin Carlson The "How I Met Your Mother" star returns to emcee and produce the ceremony on June 10.read more

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‘Hopa Tropa Kukerica!’ at Ambassador Theater by Julia Exline by Julia L. Exline

Under the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ambassador Theater presents Hopa Tropa Kukerica!, an authentic celebration of Bulgarian culture! Lilia Slavova wrote and  di…

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Bud Fisher by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the seminal cartoonist Bud Fisher, creator of Mutt and Jeff. For more on him and his vaudeville bona fides go here. And for a visual argument: To find out more about…

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Bring on the Men: Betty Buckley Will Offer Acclaimed Concert Act in Fort Worth by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, who recently thrilled the Broadway Backwards audience with her medley of Sweeney Todd tunes, will bring her critically acclaimed concert act, Ah, Men! The Bo…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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‘Strathmore Presents: Patti LaBelle’ on Friday, March 30, 2012 by Jane Coyne by Jane Coyne

The one and only Patti LaBelle returned to The Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, March 30, 2012, where she promptly and proudly announced that she was 67 years old and “in it to win.…

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STAGE TUBE: Jeff Goldblum Talks SEMINAR on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' by Stage Tube

Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Law amp Order Criminal Intent, appeared on last night's 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to discuss his star…

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SAVE up to 40% on LEAP OF FAITH; Previews Begin Tonight! by Contests

Buy Now and Save up to 40 on performances starting today through May 13. Hurry Must purchase by April 26.

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Enter to Win a Trip to NY & Tickets to LEAP OF FAITH! by Contests

Enter for a chance to win a trip to New York and tickets to opening night of LEAP OF FAITH on Broadway

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Photo Coverage: END OF THE RAINBOW Premiere Bows & Encore Performance! by Walter McBride

END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the lege…

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Ticket Offer: £5 tickets to Cartoon De Salvo: Made Up at Soho Theatre by A Younger Theatre

Our friends over at Soho Theatre are offering AYT readers £5 tickets to Cartoon De Salvo: Made Up during previews. Check out the offer below. Cartoon De Salvo: Made Up at Soho Theatre 4-21 …

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SMASH Cap: Hell on Earth by BroadwaySpotted

Our industry is in the spotlight more than ever with NBC’s hit series SMASH! Each week, Ryann Ferguson takes us through what happened in the most recent episode. Be careful though! This ar…

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Off-Broadway’s Stuffed and Unstrung returns at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre by Jesse North

The only thing better than an improv show is an improv show with Jim Henson puppets, right? That’s why Stuffed and Unstrung exists. Featuring six comedians and over 80 puppets, Stuffed and…

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The No. 1 Reason To See End of the Rainbow by Jesse North

It is not a happy time for the “Get Happy” singer. In the new play End of the Rainbow, Tracie Bennett plays the unraveling Judy Garland, just six months before her fatal overdose. The fa…

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Sally Rand by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the great fan dancer Sally Rand. For a bit on her life story go here. For a glimpse of her at work go here: To find out more about  the history of vaudeville, cons…

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Neil Patrick Harris Will Host 66th Annual Tony Awards by Andrew Gans

Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the 66th Annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast June 10 live from the Beacon Theatre in New Y…

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Dramaturgy Is Everyone’s Responsibility by Joe Patti

When I was studying theatre as an undergrad and grad student, there was one role in the theatre most of my fellow students never got a clear definition of, that of dramaturg. Most of our pro…

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Things We Love: Moon by by Sandra Dieckmann by Tony

Check out more work by Sandra Dieckmann       Tags: Things We Love

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From the archives: Samuel Beckett: Fuck life by George Hunka

Originally posted on 7 April 2010: In Beckett’s late play Rockaby, a prematurely old woman rocks herself off from one world and into another; passing judgment on her experience in this…

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Marl and Me by Fin.coe

Puppets are kind of trending right now. The stage production of Warhorse dazzles audiences with the strength of its puppets (and the weakness of the human actors), The Muppets is about to co…

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TRAILERS

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted a comment, which struck up a lively conversation, not just on Big Cheap, but on other sites as well.  And while all of the discussions were germane, the conv…

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EDITORIALS

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PETER’S PONDERINGS

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All This!… For How Much?

Walking into a theatre is always an exciting experience. There’s the anticipation of seeing something new, or if it’s a show we know, seeing a new interpretation. There’s a feeling of …

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Heard it on WXPN by Yvonne Smith

Heard it on WXPN? Click here for more info on this week’s features: » How I Learned to Drive at Theatre Horizon » Society Hill Playhouse at Motherhood the Musical

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Interview of Fanon Hill By Teresa McCormick Ertel by Teresa McCormick Ertel

Art can cross barriers of culture and race and build bridges of understanding. Fanon Hill and his partner Sam Holmes created the Black Male Identity Project – that utilizes the arts, s…

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An Audience is the Final Ingredient by Westport Country Playhouse

April 2, 2012By Bryan HuntAssistant Director, Into the WoodsThe CompanyWell, Into the Woods is open down here in Baltimore. All of us have felt incredibly proud of the production and very fo…

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End of the Rainbow – Judy Garland Live at the Belasco by Oscar E. Moore

Tracie Bennett incredibly conveys the “essence” of Garland. Her on stage confidence always at odds with her off stage insecurities make for an extremely riveting scenario.

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End of the Rainbow – Judy Garland Live at the Belasco by Oscar E Moore

      A tornado has hit the Belasco Theatre and her name is Tracie Bennett.  She is portraying Judy Garland as we’ve never seen her before.  Popping pills.  Getting drunk.  Cur…

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Review: End of the Rainbow by Frank Scheck

It may be time to let Judy Garland rest in peace. The beloved entertainer has been a never-ending subject of fascination since her untimely death. Since then, she’s been portrayed on s…

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A Girl Named Destiny by Steven McKnight

We have all had the experience of passing an attractive person on the street.  While you or I might let the memory go after a minute or two, for Joe, she was the girl of his dreams and he b…

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Magic and Bird On Stage by Eric Grode

How playwright Eric Simonson made theatre out of basketball stars In the space of eight years, Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. won a combined six NBA championships. Bir…

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Drew Larimore Discusses Trolls, Fairy Tales, Lea DaLaria and the Premiere of “Out of Iceland” by Carey Purcell

Drew Larimore doesn’t like fairy tales. The playwright, whose latest show, Out of Iceland, is receiving its off-Broadway premiere at Walkerspace by Alfred R. Kahn, in association with Cult…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 438: Katharine Sherman by Adam Szymkowicz

Katharine Sherman Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Current Town: Iowa City, Iowa Q:  Tell me about Christopher Marlowe's Chloroform Dreams. A:  We're calling it an Elizabe…

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Thoughts on “Ghost” preview performance- 3/31/12 @ Lunt-Fontainne Theatre by Dan Mason

by: Dan Mason (@djdan1079) Broadway has been overrun with musicals based on movies over the last several seasons. Some, like Billy Elliott, were the toast of Broadway, while Legally Blonde a…

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End of the Rainbow; An Icon Reborn on Broadway by Chris Luner

The higher the throne the longer the fall. This seems to be the case with so many celebrities especially iconic ones that have redefined the entertainment scene. However, I am specifically t…

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Fuse Book Review: “The O’Briens” — A Grand Family Epic by Roberta Silman

"The O'Briens" is a good sink-your-teeth-into read that explores the capricious nature of destiny with grace and humor and shows great compassion for its characters.

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Wagner College Theatre’s 2012 Senior Showcase Presented April 2nd by Chris Luner

Four years of study, practice and hard work come together tonight in one show that will highlight the achievements and talents of one class about to enter the real world. Wagner College Thea…

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Liza in Her Prime by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia –- Liza Minnelli certainly started off 1974 with a bang. Not that 1973 was so bad. On March 27 of that year, Minnelli became the youngest performer to have won a Best…

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Get Off Your Musical Theater High Horse by Brisa Trinchero

I was sitting in on tech of a Broadway show the other day and I got to hear the fabulously talented director give the cast some words of wisdom before their first preview. His advice…?…

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MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TEACHES NICK JONAS HOW TO SUCCEED… by Admin

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Beau Bridges, Nick Jonas, and the cast of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING onstage at the annual Inner Circle Show in the New York Hilton B…

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Rylance joins calls for Shakespeare's Globe to withdraw Israeli theatre company's festival invitation by Alistair Smith

Shakespeare's Globe's former artistic director Mark Rylance has become the latest figure to call on the London venue to withdraw its invitation to Israeli company Habima to perform as part o…

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Avoiding social media time suck by Michael Roderick

It's reached a point where social media has become a very prevalent part of the business world with entire companies devoted to increasing the power of our facebook pages, twitter feeds, etc…

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150 Years of Loïe Fuller, Modern Dance Pioneer by Arlene Yu

150 years after her birth in Fullersburg, Illinois on January 15, 1862, Marie Louise "Loïe" Fuller is less well known than her peers. Yet her work, flowing and abstract and fr…

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News: Williams, Grace & McArdle join cast for Hampstead's Chariots of Fire

Full casting has been announced for the Hampstead Theatre's upcoming stage adaptation of Chariots of Fire with Simon Williams, Nickolas Grace and James McArdle joining the previously reporte…

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Jesus Christ Superstar by Theasy.com

Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway By Molly Marinik BOTTOM LINE: A sharp production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic '70s rock opera. The story of Jesus Christ's religious popularity and bl…

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Just Sex by Theasy.com

Theatre for the New City, Off Broadway By Adrienne Urbanski BOTTOM LINE: A clever script and a talented cast make this comedy centered around a married couple pushing the boundaries o…

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Review Roundup: END OF THE RAINBOW Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews! by Review Roundups

End of the Rainbow opened tonight, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. How'd it fair with the critics Let's find out...

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Photo Coverage: END OF THE RAINBOW Opening Night Party by Linda Lenzi

END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Afterwards, BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the show's opening night party

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Ticket Offer: £10 tickets for Soul Sister at Hackney Empire by A Younger Theatre

Our friends over at Hackney Empire are offering A Younger Theatre readers tickets to their new musical Soul Sister. We all love a bit of Tina Turner so it’s bound to be an amazing musi…

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Feature: INTERVIEW: Those Thrillpeddlers Are Some Hot Greeks by Bethany Rickwald

Russell Blackwood discusses the San Francisco company's new production of the famed Cockettes musical.

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VIDEO FLASH: Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones in Rock of Ages Movie Trailer by Andy Propst

New Line Cinema has released an official trailer for its forthcoming film version of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Adam Shankman has directed the movie. The musical, which focuses on …

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The SMASH Reality Index: Episode 9 by Linda

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

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Directors: Process and Collaboration - April, 2012 by American Theatre Wing and CUNY

Directors Sheryl Kaller, Pam MacKinnon and Stephen Wadsworth talked about their start in theatre; their process when beginning a new project; collaboration with playwrights and the challenge…

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Barred from Villanova, gay artist Tim Miller is welcomed elsewhere by Stephan Salisbury

Tim Miller just wants to teach. Well, that's not entirely true. He wants to act and perform and raise Cain too.

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Pipe Dream by Songs From The Musicals

Pipe Dream Will Chase, Laura Osnes and Leslie Uggams perform highlights from the New York City Center Encores! production of Pipe Dream. No copyright infringement intended. http://www.song…

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Honk! by Songs From The Musicals

Honk! Richard Dempsey, Norman Pace and company perform "Warts And All" from the UK Tour production. No copyright infringement intended. http://www.songsfromthemusicals.com From: …

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Alan Gilbert on the Apr. 17-20, 2012 program by New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert on the Apr. 17-20, 2012 program Alan Gilbert, Music Director, on the April 17-20, 2012 program From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 45 1 ratings Time: 02:24 More in Music

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Directors: Process & Collaboration (Working In The Theatre #410) by American Theatre Wing

Directors: Process & Collaboration (Working In The Theatre #410) Directors Sheryl Kaller, Pam MacKinnon and Stephen Wadsworth talked about their start in theatre; their process when beg…

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Now. Here. This. by Songs From The Musicals

Now. Here. This. The original cast in a promotional video teaser for the Vineyard Theatre's production of "Now. Here. This." No copyright infringement intended. http://www.so…

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Basketball Ballet by Lysistrata Jones

Basketball Ballet The basketball ballet from the Broadway production of Lysistrata Jones! From: LysistrataJones Views: 45 0 ratings Time: 01:56 More in Entertainment

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Crappy/Spectacular 04 by Lucky and The Mick

Crappy/Spectacular 04 Volume 04—a very special edition which features Lucky & the Mick's first ever cohost, dear friend David Levy (@itsdlevy) of FuckYeahStephenSondheim fame.…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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4,000 Miles by Richard Seff

Don’t let the title of Amy Herzog’s play 4000 Miles put you off. My first impression after hearing it was  that it was probably another play about the war in Iraq or Afghanistan…

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Jersey Boys Spring 2012 TV by Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys Spring 2012 TV 2006 Tony Award® Winner for Best Musical. "It's just too good to be true!" (Clive Barnes, New York Post) Broadway's biggest success story ta…

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MDQ Guys Dig It 2nd Year 30R Mix4 14 11 by Million Dollar Quartet

MDQ Guys Dig It 2nd Year 30R Mix4 14 11 From: milliondollarquartet Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Entertainment

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MDQ He'llLoveIt30 1 5 11 by Million Dollar Quartet

MDQ He'llLoveIt30 1 5 11 From: milliondollarquartet Views: 19 0 ratings Time: 00:33 More in Entertainment

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The Addams Family Musical: Backstage Swings by Addams Family

The Addams Family Musical: Backstage Swings Exclusive videos from backstage! The Addams Family cast members are inviting you in to their backstage world so you can get to know them better! …

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Interview: 20 Questions With ... Richard III star Jonjo O'Neill

Jonjo O'Neill plays the power-hungry Richard, Duke of Gloucester who plots and murders his way to the throne in Roxana Silbert's new production of Richard III at the RSC's Swan Theatre, Stra…

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BWW's On This Day - April 3, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Photo Flash: Cast of STREETCAR Set for Tonight's Previews by BroadwayWorld

A Streetcar Named Desire starring Blair Underwood as Stanley, Nicole Ari Parker as Blanche, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella and Wood Harris as Mitch, begins its limited Broadway run at the Broad…

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Review: End of the Rainbow at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

Peter Qulter's bioplay with music is an acting tour-de-force but don't expect the Judy everybody adores .

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Neil Patrick Harris returns to Tonys

Legit News: Actor to host Broadway awards for third time

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Thesp channels Mark Twain in a Hollywood cemetery

Legit News: From Hal to Val and back

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Newspaper chase

Legit News: Disney tuner 'Newsies' preemed Thursday

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Vidal's the best man, opening nighters agree

Legit News: Gore wins this one

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Guest Blog: Directing The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square

Ashley Herman began his career in the theatre at the age of 17 and has since produced or co-produced over 35 West End productions. Together with a group of devout Christians he has staged …

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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BBC4 to screen Kenny Everett biopic by Matthew Hemley

BBC4 has commissioned a drama about the life of comedian Kenny Everett.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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John Arden, British Playwright, Dies at 81 by Bruce Weber

Mr. Arden, a major British playwright of the 1950s and 1960s, produced work that was politically engaged, theatrically inventive and conscience-provoking.

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How Playwright Enda Walsh Depicts His Homeland

The Observer (UK) 03/31/12

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Quick News Flash by Mark Evanier

This year's Tony Awards telecast will be June 10. And Neil Patrick Harris will be back as host.

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LEAP OF FAITH Begins Previews at the St. James Theatre by BroadwayWorld

LEAP OF FAITH, the new musical based on the motion picture Leap of Faith, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation and written by Janus Cercone, begins previews today at the St. James Thea…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Theater Review: 'The Best Man' Is Necessary

A play that's fit to govern our attention, for three-plus hours.-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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PFLAG Straight for Equality by Intern

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with LGBT …

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Director Emily Mann Electrifies Streetcar With New Energy by Harry Haun

A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring a multi-racial cast, gets reinvented on Broadway by director Emily Mann and a cast led by Daphne Rubin-Vega, Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker.

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PHOTO SPECIAL: The Evita Files — Loni Ackerman by Matthew Blank and Andrew Gans

With the arrival of the Broadway revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, which is currently in previews at the Marquis Theatre, we thought it would be a great time to loo…

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PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 3 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez

1911 Minnie Maddern Fiske stars as Mrs. Bumpstead-Leigh, a woman anxious to conceal her mid-continent past under a veneer of British manners. Harry James Smith's comedy runs at the Lyceu…

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The Morini Strad, With Mary Beth Peil, Michael Laurence and Hanah Stuart, Opens Off-Broadway April 3 by Adam Hetrick

The Morini Strad, Willy Holtzman's drama about late violinist Erica Morini, starring Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil, Michael Laurence and violinist Hanah Stuart, officially opens Off-…

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker, Begins Broadway Previews April 3 by Adam Hetrick

An all-new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, which stars Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker and Daphne Rubin-Vega and brings a multi-ethnic frame to the New Orl…

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Blues and Jazz Musical, The City Club, With Kristen Martin, Andrew Pandaleon, Begins Off-Broadway Run April 3 by Michael Gioia

The American premiere of The City Club, which is billed as "an original blues and jazz musical about the indisputable intoxication of music," begins Off-Broadway April 3, prior to …

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Sting, Elton John, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Hudson and More Take Part in Rainforest Fund's Carnegie Hall Gala April 3 by Michael Gioia

The Rainforest Fund, co-founded by Grammy Award winner Sting and wife Trudie Styler, presents its 2012 benefit concert April 3 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

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STAGE PORTRAIT: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and More in The Best Man

Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of Playbill.com.

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Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Noah Robbins Take Part in April 3 Reading of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal by Andrew Gans

The Flea Theater presents a reading of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal April 3 at The Museum of Jewish Heritage.

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Seminar's New Group Leader, Jeff Goldblum, Joins Broadway Comedy April 3 by Kenneth Jones

Broadway's Seminar, the new play by Theresa Rebeck, gets a new poison pen in the form of Jeff Goldblum starting on April 3. The veteran of Broadway's The Pillowman and Hollywood'…

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Come All Ye Faithful: Raul Esparza Begins Preaching in Broadway's Leap of Faith April 3 by Kenneth Jones

Leap of Faith, the new Broadway musical about a con-man preacher who blows into a small Kansas town, where he spars with a lady sheriff, begins making a joyful noise at the St. James Theatre…

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Good People Makes Its L.A. Debut, With Marylouise Burke, Jon Tenney, Jane Kaczmarek by Kenneth Jones

Geffen Playhouse veterans Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle") and Jon Tenney ("The Closer") play former high school lovers in the West Coast premiere of David Lindsa…

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Sondra Gorney by League of Professional Theatre Women

Actress, Writer New York, New York USA My inspiration came from my beloved mother who loved all the arts, played Galli-Curci and Caruso records on the old Victrola, read Pushkin to me in Rus…

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Factory Theatre, Acting Up Stage announce their new seasons by Richard Ouzounian

George F. Walker, Judith Thompson, Nina Lee Aquino and CBC’s Bill Richardson behind the upcoming titles at Factory and Acting Up Stage.

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Four hopefuls left for $50,000 book prize

Books on obesity, immigration and more vying for Donner Prize.

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Are you ready for theatrical "hacking"? by Thomas Garvey

While Americans tie themselves in knots over the obnoxious practice of "tweet seats," the Canadians have taken the intervention of the digital world - or perhaps the critical world - into th…

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After Dark, April 3, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Wrong QuestionDoes the internet make you stupid? and other time-wastersby Gaëtan L. CharleboisI was watching a talk/discussion show and they decided to debate the question "Has the internet…

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Audra McDonald at PFLAG's Straight for Equality Gala by BroadwaySpotted

Audra McDonald at PFLAG's Straight for Equality Gala Four time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald was honored April 2nd at the PFLAG Straight for Equality Gala with her fiance, Will Swens…

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Take on Judy a real beauty by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Big Broadway performances are polished, sometimes to a fault: They’re perfectly enjoyable, but they often lack a certain unpredictable battiness. Not so with Tracie Bennett’s tour de fo…

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Avant to see more by Leigh Witchel

The Whitney Biennial likes to shock, and so does Michael Clark. Back in Thatcher’s England, the British choreographer, now 49, set his dances to punk rock and put Hitler mustaches on his f…

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‘Shrew’ mastered by a powerful Kate by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” has such a bad rep that this new production’s program is full of scholarly quotes that basically say, hey, it’s really not as chauvinistic a…

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