Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Hands on a Hardbody ***1/2 by Barry

                           ‘Hands on a Hard Body' Treads on Broadway                                              By: Isa…

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PINK in Concert by Barry

                                         By: Sabrina GordinPart rock concert, part Cirque Deu Soleil, and all Pink, the Grammy award winning musician …

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Going To 'The Mountaintop:' Two Soul-Stirring Performances; One Fateful Night by Frank Rizzo

The show: Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop" at Hartford's TheaterWorks

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Broadway Animal Actors Poll: Annie or Pippin? Dog, Cat or Vulture? by New York Theater

Did Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” feature a real bear? We know that “Gypsy” had a little lamb, “Legally Blonde” both a chihuahua and a bul…

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30 Days to Go! Who is the Queen of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards? by Broadway.com

Since the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award got their start in 2000, 141 stars of the stage have walked home with trophies. But one fan favorite is the undisputed queen of the ceremony, wit…

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Stage and Screen Actress Jean 'Sinny' Sincere Zambello Passes Away by BroadwayWorld

Jean Sincere Zambello, also known as Sinny, a theater, TV and film actress, died of natural causes on April 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, after a brief illness, according to an obituary posted on …

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Maria/Stuart (Sideshow Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

This is a comedy... dark and freaky as it is. Playwright Jason Grote wrote a hot mess of a story. And Director Marti Lyons actualizes it with a vengeance that leaves one a little stunned. (r…

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‘Porgy and Bess’: Gershwins’ Opera Gets Film Update (EXCLUSIVE) by Dave McNary

Producers Mike Medavoy and Bobby Geisler are developing a re-envisioned and updated film version of George and Ira Gershwin’s iconic opera  “Porgy and Bess.” The duo is working wi…

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Chicago Theater Review: BARNUM (Mercury Theater) by Lawrence Bommer

THE FUN IN FRAUD Famed impresario P.T. Barnum banked on one cynical truth: No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. The undisputed master of the “…

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Nice Work Star Matthew Broderick on Fighting with Harvey Fierstein, Drawing Attention with Nathan Lane and Pulling a Muscle While Sitting by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick chats about his new “spitfire” co-star Jessie Mueller in Nice Work If You Can Get It, getting punched in the face, getting sassed by Estell…

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Sarah Jessica Parker Calls the Shots, Aaron Tveit Knows What You Want and More Lessons of the Week by Marc Snetiker

Another week on Broadway, another batch of lessons learned from all the news on the Great White Way. Who’s got our brains working overtime this week? Laura Osnes, Patina Miller, Sarah …

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Sideshow’s MARIA/STUART Offers Pleasure Through Disfunction by Michael J. Roberts

REVIEWED BY; JOSEPH HILLENMEYER In Sideshow Theatre Company’s production of Jason Gote’s dark comedy Maria/Stuart we have the pleasure of sitting in on the wonderfully dysfunctio…

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‘A House, A Home’ at Glass Mind Theatre by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

A twisted approach to Chekhov can be a tricky thing to handle, but think of it less as a retooling and more as a personalized approach, an experience catered to the audience, with input from…

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Melissa Rocco, Henry Hodges, Jon Victor and More Set for A Time To Shine Youth Cabaret, 4/7 by BroadwayWorld

This Sunday, April 7, 2013, Leorah Haberfield will be directing a cabaret featuring young talent from the Broadway community, with musical direction by Norma Jean Curley.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber To Bring SCHOOL OF ROCK To The Stage by Pat Cerasaro

In a career-spanning new conversation on Q With Jian Ghomeshi on CBC radio, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber discusses acquiring the rights to the 2003 comedy film SCHOOL OF ROCK and his preliminary…

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Photo Flash: Anthony Fedorov and Jennifer Paz's Newborn Baby, Julian by Oliver Oliveros

Anthony Fedorov and his fiancee, Jennifer Paz, are now proud parents

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Friday, April 05, 2013

Weekend To Do ListHang out with my best friend.Rewrites. I have AlterLab in a week and need to get my draft to them next week so they can print out the scripts for my Wolf at the Door table …

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How Shakespeare Can Make Your Child a Better Actor

Last month I asked the great John Lithgow to write an introduction to my new book “How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare.” He agreed (wonderful man that he is), and the result a…

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Brooke Davis in “I’m So Sorry… For Everything” at the Metropolitan Room, March 25th, 2013 by Byrne Harrison

By Rob Hartmann Cabaret at its best allows the singing actor to create an evening which flows effortlessly and inevitably from their own stage personality. It’s no surprise that some of…

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'Menopause' to come in the fall

Playhouse reopening has been postponed. 

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Take a Trip into the Extraordinary World of Matilda with a Photo First Look by Marc Snetiker

Everyone is buzzing about Broadway’s enchanting new musical Matilda, the stage adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl novel. This London transport has been captivating audiences thanks t…

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‘The Man From Earth’ at The Heritage Players by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

To be immortal; can one truly imagine what it is like to live forever? Not only live forever but never age? How would you keep your secret? How would you pass the time? Sound like something …

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Anthony Lee Medina, Emily Thomas and More Set for BROADWAY ROCKS TOSHI'S: Birthday Bash, 4/8 by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, April 8th, 2013 join us at 600 pm for Birthday Bash as Anthony Lee Medina amp Emily Thomas present Broadway Rocks The Living Room at Toshis Living Room and Penthouse in the fabulo…

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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If it Fitz: Whether it’s taking on David Mamet or manning the Peach Pit, Jason Priestley is up for the job by Ben Kaplan

Post-Beverly Hills, 90210, Jason Priestley has directed, starred in Call Me Fitz and now takes to the stage

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“It's a Bird....It's a Plane...It's Superman” - Soaring High by Byrne Harrison

By Judd Hollander Photo by Joan Marcus More than four decades before everyone's favorite wall-crawler debuted on the great white way, another comic book character did the same thing in …

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“Passion” - Passion and Problems by Byrne Harrison

By Judd Hollander There is a fine line between love, hate, obsession and disgust. Such is the ground explored in the 1994 musical Passion (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Ja…

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“The Old Boy” - Powerful and Riveting by Byrne Harrison

By Judd Hollander Photo by Carol Rosegg When making a statement, sometimes the simplest messages are the best, as brilliantly shown in the Keen Company's quietly powerful revival of A.R. …

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“The North Pool” - Where no one is who or what they seem by Byrne Harrison

By Judd Hollander Perception or the misinterpretation of it is the key in Rajvi Joseph's tension-filled The North Pool at the Vineyard Theatre. It's April, 2007 in Middle America and the…

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‘Miriam’ at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center by Jessica Vaughan by Jessica Vaughan

You don’t watch Miriam by writer, choreographer, and dancer Nora Chipaumire so much as you experience it. This one-hour performance piece that explores light and dark and black and white, …

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"Betrayal" on Broadway: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz in love triangle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Daniel Craig and his actress wife, Rachel Weisz, are teaming up on stage this year to play a married couple in a Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's play "Betrayal" abou…

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The Week in Culture Pictures, April 5 by The New York Times

A slide show of photographs of cultural highlights from this week.

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Chad Bauman to leave Arena Stage and become Milwaukee Rep’s Managing Director by Lorraine Treanor

Chad Bauman, a fixture at Arena Stage since 2007, will become Managing Director of Milwaukee Repertory Theater effective June 1, the Company announced today. “Chad’s experience in helpin…

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Stephen Sondheim: An audience with a theatre legend

Stephen Sondheim is two weeks away from his 83rd birthday on the windy, rain-tossed March day when I visit Broadway's reigning king of music and lyrics at his Manhattan home. He hasn't stepp…

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Matilda The Musical on Broadway by Matthew Blank

Matilda The Musical, the Olivier Award-winning production based on the beloved Roald Dahl children's book, debuted on Broadway March 4 at the Shubert Theatre. Olivier-winning West End st…

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Get a Backstage Glimpse of the Kinky Boots Gypsy Robe Ceremony by Caroline Slason

Before the fierce and fun new musical Kinky Boots opened on April 4, the cast and creative team gathered together to honor a very important Broadway tradition: the awarding of the Gypsy Robe…

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Divas Galore! Billy Porter, Stark Sands & More Wow the Crowd at the Fabulous Broadway Opening of Kinky Boots by Broadway.com

Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s fabulously fun new musical Kinky Boots opened on Broadway and we were there! From A-list arrivals to the electrifying soiree, Broadway.com has …

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Composing Team Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen on a Ben Vereen Mash-Up, Being 'Pitchy' & Performing at 54 Below by Caroline Slason

Composing duo Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen have played their music everywhere from East Village rock clubs to Sesame Street. Now, they're taking their act to 54 Below for a one-night-on…

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The Cumming Attraction: Backstage at Macbeth with Alan Cumming, Episode 4: Whatever Alan Wants, Alan Gets by Broadway.com

It’s been a scary week for Broadway.com vlogger Alan Cumming! The Macbeth star meets the devil, contemplates a murder, sees an eerie message on his arm, has his first dress rehearsal a…

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From one addict to another: remembering Roger Ebert by Bob Bullen

I’ve never met Roger Ebert. However, I felt like I knew him. I’ve been reading his blog, his tweets and his reviews for many years. The man personified prolific. Robbed of his sp…

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The Good, The Bad and the Wonderful — NYC part 2 by Les Solomon

Les Solomon continues his report from a recent trip to NYC. Over the years in New York I have seen my fair share of bad shows. I sadly rememberSweet Smell of Success, Steel Pier, Sideshow (…

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Songs from SMASH's 'Surprise Party' Episode Now Available on iTunes by BroadwayWorld

Select songs from tomorrow's episode of NBC's Golden Globe-nominated musical drama series Smash Saturdays, 9-10pm ET will be available from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Colu…

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BWW TV Exclusive: On the Road with PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT- Episode 8! by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW is excited to spend a year on the road on the bus with the cast of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT In Episode 8 of our On the Road series, 'Diva' Bre Jackson takes us on a tour of Miami, F…

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 29- April 5 by BroadwayWorld

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Manila Dances Dirty, Andrew Lloyd Weber follows the Yellow Brick Road and Liza is a Smash

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Carson Kressley, Christine Pedi and More Set for Late Night at 54 Below, 4/8-10 by BroadwayWorld

For those craving a show after the show, stop by 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Loosen your tie and enjoy as Broadway's n…

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BWW TV: First Look at Stephanie Rothenberg, Mary Michael Patterson & More in Highlights of DCTC's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by BroadwayWorld TV

The Denver Center Theatre Company's DCTC world premiere production of SENSE amp SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL, with book and lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow and music by Neal Hampton, will be staged by D…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Bertie Carvel & More in MATILDA on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, will open on April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre 225 West 44th Street. The four girls sharing the tit…

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Preaching to the Unconverted by HowlRound

Some thoughts on San Francisco-based Mugwumpin’s The Great Big Also. Prophetic movements are part of our marrow as Americans. We are the country of John Winthrop’s City upon the Hill, of…

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The Afternoon Report, Friday, April 5, 2013 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Friday, April 5, 2013 Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz to star in Broadway revival of ‘Betrayal’ EW.com/PopWatch – by JOHN MITCHELL Daniel Craig is se…

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Review: (Ottawa) The Edward Curtis Project by The Charlebois Post

What the eye sees, the heart feelsby Nanette CormierEdward Curtis (Todd Duckworth) first photographed Princess Angeline, also known as Kickisomlo, the daughter of Chief Sealth of Seattle in …

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Doing Time on the Other Side by HowlRound

I was a theater critic for five years. Then I got better. Okay, that’s a cheap shot. The fact is, I’m thankful for my time as the lead theater critic for Seattle Weekly from 1995 to 2000…

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Theater News: UPDATED: Complete Casting Announced for Off-Broadway's Around the World in 80 Days by Hayley Levitt

UPDATED: The four actors joining the previously announced Broadway veteran and Drama Desk Award nominee Bryce Ryness (Hair) for The New Theatre at 45th Street's production of Around the Worl…

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Kinky Boots; Some Girls Just Wanna Give Fun by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the Broadway opening of the new Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein musical Kinky Boots.

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"Glee" Star Darren Criss Will Go A Cappella With Yale Whiffenpoofs in Santa Monica by Adam Hetrick

"Glee" actor Darren Criss, who made his Broadway debut last season in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will join the Yale Whiffenpoofs for a special April 14 conce…

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Documentary About Lucky Guy Playwright Nora Ephron Coming to HBO by Adam Hetrick

Jacob Bernstein, the son of late Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron, will direct and co-produce an HBO documentary about his mother, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Get a First Look at Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge in the Broadway Premiere of Orphans by Ryan Gilbert

The City of Brotherly Love meets the City That Never Sleeps in the Broadway premiere of Lyle Kessler's Orphans. The show began performances on March 26 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, …

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Orfeh, Nick Adams & Marissa Jaret Winokur Tapped to Pick the Winner of the Broadway’s Biggest Fan Contest by Lindsay Champion

The Broadway.com staff has been scouring your awesome video submissions for the Broadway’s Biggest Fan contest all week long—and picking a winner is just too hard! How can we cho…

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OBSESSED!: Kristine Zbornik Wades Through a River, Navigates the NYC Subway System

In this latest episode of OBSESSED!, Seth Rudetsky is joined by old friend Kristine Zbornik to relive horrible moments from their long ago gig at Rose's Turn, a famed piano bar. Zbornik also…

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May/June Space Rental Availability by Bt

Profiles Theatre has a great last minute opening for rental of their Alley Stage at an incredible price for May/June. 65 seats, lights, sound and tech included. Call 773-549-1815 for more in…

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Shakespearean Insults Worksheet by Craig Mason

One of my favourite activities on our free resources page is the Shakespearean Insult Activity. I don’t know where it originally came from. Way back in the middle ages, Lindsay and I…

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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BWW Interviews: International Singing Sensation Ramin Karimloo Talks About Bluegrass and His SRO Concerts at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal by Don Grigware

Olivier nominated for Love Never Dies, Canadian born actorsinger Ramin Karimloo will perform his cabaret act at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal April 21-22. This will mark his cabaret deb…

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Goodspeed Musicals Completes 2013 Season with Paul Loesel & Scott Burkell's New Musical LMNOP, 7/25-8/18 by BroadwayWorld

What would you do if one day you could no longer use the letter Z Then Q Then E Goodspeed Musicals, the first two-time Tony Award-winning theatre in the country, announced today that the com…

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STAGE TUBE: JUDAS REDUX Creative Team Reacts to Reaching Kickstarter Goal by Stage Tube

A Kickstarter campaign for the project was launched on Friday morning, March 29, and the goal of 36,000 was met on Monday evening, April 1, as of 11 p.m., approximately 82 hours after it wen…

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Adam Guettel to End Pace Residency with Concert at Schimmel Center, 4/30 by BroadwayWorld

The Pace University Department of Performing Arts is producing a concert of works by Adam Guettel, performed Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collin…

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Phantom of the Opera Now Haunts Tony’s di Napoli by Maryann Lopinto

Phantom of the Opera Now Haunts Tony's di Napoli:

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The Actors Fund Gala to Honor Robert De Niro, HBO and Steve Kalafer by Suzanna Bowling

The Actors Fund Gala to Honor Robert De Niro, HBO and Steve Kalafer: At the Annual Gala on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel "The Actors Fund" will honor Oscar w…

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TV & radio reviews: TV review: Jonathan Creek; It’s Kevin; Life’s Too Short by Harry Venning

You’d think that after 16 years and 28 episodes, Jonathan Creek might itself creak a little – how many more variations on the locked-room mystery can there possibly be? – but nothing c…

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ABCs OF PRODUCING OFF BROADWAY Set for 4/7 at Snapple Theater Center by BroadwayWorld

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its series of seminars focused on t…

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Live on HowlRound TV: Reading of Steven Young’s "The King’s Face"—Panglossian Productions, Williamsburg, VA by HowlRound

Panglossian Productions will present the second installment in its new Plays in Progress series: a live and on-line developmental reading of Steven Young’s new play, The King’s Face , ho…

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Finney, Farley Explore a Solo Heart of Darkness by Larry Pontius

When Brian Finney saw a light bulb in a Butoh performance in Australia, a mental light bulb switched on in his head -- of course, why not perform Conrad's Heart of Darkness as a solo show? F…

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Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig Headed to Broadway -- Vulture by Amanda Dobbins

It's cute because they're married.

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Review: (Winnipeg) Gunmetal Blues by The Charlebois Post

Andrew Wheeler (photo by Bruce Monk)She waswaswas truetruetrue to herselfselfselfThe case of the MPD dameby John Herbert CunninghamWhat does Mickey Spillane have in common with Scott Wentwor…

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Smashed, April 5, 2013 by The Charlebois Post

The Parentsby Stuart Munro@StuartMunroTOHello friends! The semester is over, my classes are done, and it’s time to celebrate with Smash!It’s the following morning for Hit List stars Kare…

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Photo of the Week (Flashback Edition): Anjelica Huston and Liza Minnelli in 1975 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Please enjoy this photo of Anjelica Huston and Liza Minnelli hanging out in New Mexico in 1975. Happy Friday, everyone!

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Nora Ephron, Roger Ebert: Because they could not stop for death by Chris Jones

There is something very unusual about Nora Ephron's bio in the Playbill for her new play, "Lucky Guy," a piece about famed tabloid newspaperman Mike McAlary, which opened Monday night on Bro…

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Musical memories of gay soldiers in World War II by Kerry Reid

THEATER REVIEW: "Under a Rainbow Flag" by Pride Films and Plays ★★½ KERRY REID reviews "Under a Rainbow Flag" by Pride Films and Plays ★★½    

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Working like a dog, or cat, on Broadway

The biggest casting upsets of the spring season have been positively inhuman.

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Kinky Boots, Bette Midler, Alan Cumming, Deborah Cox and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending April 6 by Andrew Gans

When the Playbill Vault launched in December 2011, it included information on over 10,000 shows and 120,000 actors, creative teams and crew members who have worked or are currently working o…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of March 25-31 by Judy Samelson

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of March 25-31, 2013, as reported by The Broadway League.

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Craig, Weisz to star in 'Betrayal' on Broadway by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK—Real-life husband and wife Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are to play an adulterous stage couple in a Broadway production this fall of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," the latest bl…

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Drama Desk Panal The Art of Storytelling Adds Insight by Suzanna Bowling

Drama Desk Panal The Art of Storytelling Adds Insight: On the crisp afternoon of March 23, 2013 critics, producers, the League of Professional Theatre Women, theatre lovers and actors all ga…

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A Song and Dance Man’s Dream at 54 Below by Sandi Durell

  By Karen Feld   Lee Roy Reams, 70, is truly an-fashioned song and dance man.  He put on a terrific one night show that flowed well at 54 Below earlier this week performing selec…

Linked From Times Square Chronicles at 04:04PM
Friday, April 5, 2013 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Ebert by Walter McBride

Following complications with cancer, the acclaimed and legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away yesterday at the age of 70.

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Photo Flash: First Look - 'The Dress Rehearsal' Episode of SMASH by TV News Desk

On the April 13th episode of NBC's SMASH titled 'The Dress Rehearsal,' as Tom Christian Borle and Julia Debra Messing race to ready 'Bombshell' for previews, Tom's eagerness to prove himself…

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BWW TV: Let Them Raise You Up! Chatting with the Cast of KINKY BOOTS on Opening Night! by BroadwayWorld TV

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for ll of the opening night festivities to chat with the whole cast and creative team. Check out what they had to say on the big night below

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Photo Flash: First Look at Ron Eldard, Freddy Rodriguez, and Bill Smitrovich in AMERICAN BUFFALO at the Geffen Playhouse by BroadwayWorld

Ron Eldard Justified, ER, Freddy Rodriguez Rico in Six Feet Under and Bill Smitrovich Drew Thatcher in Life Goes On are set to appear in American Buffalo, a revival of David Mamet's American…

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BWW TV Exclusive: The Real Contestants of HANDS ON A HARDBODY- Jacob Ming-Trent Talks Ronald McCowan! by BroadwayWorld TV

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre 256 West 47th Street. Inspired by true events and based on the a…

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‘Barnum’ musical not quite the spectacle befitting its subject

More often than not there is a reason why a Broadway musical fails to have a long “afterlife.” The expertly mounted, talent-filled Mercury Theater revival of “Barnum,” the 1980 show …

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Pinchbottom’s Pretencion by Trav S.D.

We lucked into some tickets to previews for Pinchbottom’s new burlesque production Pretencion last night and I can’t say enough good things about it. I thought it was a brillia…

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Laura Jordan Joins SILENCE! at the Elektra Theatre Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Beginning tomorrow, April 6th, Laura Jordan will join the cast of Off-Broadway's smash hit SILENCE! The Musical as Clarice Starling. Following the announcement that SILENCE! would be ending …

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Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig to star in Pinter play on Broadway

The husband-and-wife duo will appear together in Harold Pinter's Betrayal, a play about an adulterous coupleReal-life husband and wife Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are to play an adulterous…

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What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips by Lyn Gardner

Dennis Kelly tots up Love and Money in Cardiff, Stan's Café bring their monumental rice installation home to Birmingham and The Arrest of Ai Weiwei takes place in LondonScotland and Norther…

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The Salon Project – review by Lyn Gardner

The Pit, LondonOften, the time spent looking forward to a party and getting ready for it is as enjoyable as the event itself. So it proves in this musical theatre evening, which takes its in…

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Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz to Star in Broadway ‘Betrayal’ by Gordon Cox

Producer Scott Rudin has lined up his latest star-heavy Broadway revival, tapping Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz to appear in a fall production of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal”…

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Penn & Teller Empire Includes Films, Books, TV and Theater by David S. Cohen

They’re on track to break Las Vegas records for longevity, they’ve been staples on TV for decades and they’re Broadway vets, but Penn & Teller are still pushing out into new ventur…

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Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz to star together on Broadway by Deborah Vankin

Hollywood power couple Daniel Craig (a.k.a. James Bond’) and Rachel Weisz (most recently in "Oz: The Great and Powerful") are to head to Broadway in the fall, costarring as husband and…

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Fierstein, Lauper forge "kinky" show that's safe for Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Take an obscure British film about a failing shoe factory, hand it over to openly gay actor and writer Harvey Fierstein, add music by pop star Cyndi Lauper and what have…

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How Do You Find a New Diana Ross? by Janice C. Simpson

Inside the casting for Broadway’s “Motown: The Musical” Casting a Broadway show is never easy, but finding the right actors for Motown: the Musical was especially daunting.…

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Interview: Sleeping Rough Off-Broadway With Tony Award-Nominated Director Sam Buntrock by David Gordon

In 2008, Sam Buntrock took Broadway by storm with his innovative revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park With George, a production th…

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PHOTO CALL: New Production Shots from London's Book of Mormon, Starring Gavin Creel, Jared Gartner and Alexia Khadime by Matthew Blank

The nine-time Tony-winning hit The Book of Mormon opened officially March 21 at London's Prince of Wales Theatre, following previews that began Feb. 25. We offer a full set of production…

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Review: Handel in Bollywood comes to the Met

NEW YORK (AP) — Like a Christmas pudding, David McVicar's take on Handel's "Giulio Cesare" is so stuffed full of treats and surprises that even if some are not to your taste, you're likely…

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Fuse Theater Review: The Art of Escaping from Dread — Guillermo Calderón’s “Neva” by Arts Fuse Editor

Bianco Amato is a marvel as Anton Chekov's widow, Olga Knipper, who can turn her fake emotions on a ruble.

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Day 10 – First Run Through by Hunter Chancellor

One day until the final dress rehearsal…only one. How quickly time is flying by! Last night was the first complete run through of the show, now that the creative team has gone through …

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Zombie performance resistance by Praxis

Photo: David Shankbone (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons By Kallee Lins What do Ingrid Bergman, Italian statues and Occupy Wall Street zombie walks have in common? They all probl…

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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MEGA STAGE TUBE: JEKYLL & HYDE Broadway Flashback! by Stage Tube

In celebration of its return to Broadway, we bring you some of our favorite Jekyll amp Hyde performances below

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- N'Kenge by BroadwayWorld

In this week's edition, we caught up with N'Kenge, who is starring as 'Mary Wells' in Motown- currently playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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BWW TV: Costume Designer, ESosa, Talks Costumes in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by BroadwayWorld TV

The Denver Center Theatre Company's DCTC world premiere production of SENSE amp SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL, with book and lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow and music by Neal Hampton, will be staged by D…

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Jessica Chastain in Final Talks to Star in del Toro Thriller CRIMSON PEAKS by Movies News Desk

Variety reports that Jessica Chastain is in 'final negotiations' to star in Guillermo del Toro's horror thriller CRIMSON PEAK from Legendary Pictures.

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Anablog: Epilogue by Jessica Mondres

In our Anablog series*, you have met the six writer performers of Analog: Tim Reid, Lizzie Breit, Hank Vogler, Jessica Anne, Trevor Dawkins, and show creator Kurt Chiang, as well as Analo…

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Speaking Theater to Power: NYC political candidates address arts issues by New York Theater

The League of Independent Theater held its first political candidate forums last month, and is planning to make endorsements in New York City political races. With some 50,000 independent th…

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'Conviction' explores Jewish identity

Actor Ami Dayan gives a powerful performance as a secret Jew during the Spanish Inquisition.

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Theater News: Al Pacino to Present An Evening with Pacino for One Night at the London Palladium by Bethany Rickwald

An Evening with Pacino, with famed stage and screen actor Al Pacino, will play the London Palladium for one night only on June 2. The show promises to be a unique evening in which Pacino ex…

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Artist, Immigrant: Christine Evans by Marcy Arlin

(To learn more about Marcy Arlin’s Artist, Immigrant blog series, click here.) What do you love about theatre in the U.S. for yourself and in general? The talented, gritty and brilliant pe…

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Play of the week: Before the Party, Almeida Theatre, London N1

There are yelps of scandalised laughter throughout Matthew Dunster's miraculously acted revival of a 1949 gem by Rodney Ackland.

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Stephen Sondheim: An audience with a theatre legend by Matt Wolf

Stephen Sondheim is two weeks away from his 83rd birthday on the windy, rain-tossed March day when I visit Broadway's reigning king of music and lyrics at his Manhattan home. He hasn't stepp…

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Weddings at the RSC: Where the course of true love runs smooth

The Royal Shakespeare Company is offering its Stratford theatre up as a venue for marriage ceremonies – and has just held its first ever wedding open day.

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Review: The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle by Hannah Elsy

Fresh from an award-winning run at both the Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe Festivals last summer, Irish Theatre Company 15th Oak’s energy bursts into the Soho Theatre in The Life and Sort of …

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Guest Blog #84 An ensemble that's taking big STEPS by Michael Roderick

This week's guest blog comes courtesy on Mindy Upin. You can see her jumping around in one of the pictures above and view more about her HERE. Mindy's going to tell you all about the STEPS R…

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It’s Time to Start Livin’! Pippin Showstopper Andrea Martin Is Taking Your Questions by Lindsay Champion

Who’s the next big star to cozy up on the Broadway.com couch? Pippin powerhouse Andrea Martin! The Tony winner has agreed to sit in the hot seat and answer your questions abo…

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Weekend Poll: Which Former American Idol Contestant Gave the Best Performance on Broadway? by Josh Ferri

In addition to giving America Grammy-winning recording artists like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, American Idol has also provided Broadway with a bevy of stars, including Tony no…

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Spotlight On...Christian Borle by Michael Block

Name: Christian BorleHometown: Pittsburgh, PAEducation: Carnegie Mellon UniversityFavorite Credits: I’ve been very very lucky, so when I look at what I’ve been able to do, they’re all …

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Photo Coverage: Inside KINKY BOOTS' Theatre Arrivals- Part One! by Walter McBride

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the whole evening, including the show's star-studded theatre arrivals. Check out who was there for the big night below and CLICK HERE for Part 2

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Photo Coverage: Inside KINKY BOOTS' Theatre Arrivals - Part Two by Walter McBride

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the whole evening, including the show's star-studded theatre arrivals. Check out who was there for the big night below and CLICK HERE for Part 1

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Pianist Emanuel Ax, Chopin concerto highlight NSO concert

Dvorak 5th Symphony, Stephen Albert's "Rivering Waters" also shine.

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Marshall and Bencivenga Meet Billy & Ray by Cynthia Citron

Two Hollywood legends -- director Billy Wilder and writer Raymond Chandler -- are the subject of the Falcon's Billy & Ray, which is about their work together on Double Indemnity. The pla…

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The uncertain stage

No plot, no characters, ‘nothing much’ – Anthony Neilson on how to create a play. Matt Trueman reports

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Mark Morris premieres, Mark Morris Dance, Center, Brooklyn, US

The rough duet begins with the dancers yards apart; when they grow entangled, a strenuous antagonism still reigns, writes Apollinaire Scherr

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Chicago openings for the week of April 5-11

Picking the upcoming opening nights Picking the upcoming opening nights.    

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'Kinky Boots' is a great fit for Broadway by Chris Jones

BROADWAY REVIEW: ''Kinky Boots" at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre BROADWAY REVIEW: ''Kinky Boots" at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre ... Even as the U.S. Supreme Court debates what is marriage, the se…

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Building Stage lowers curtain with 'Quixote' by Kerry Reid

KERRY REID reviews "Dawn, Quixote" at the Building Stage ★★★½ and "The Night of the Iguana" at The Artistic Home ★★★ KERRY REID reviews "Dawn, Quixote" …

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Circus comes flamboyantly to town by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Barnum" at the Mercury Theater ★★★ THEATER REVIEW: "Barnum" at the Mercury Theater ★★★ ... "Barnum," the 1980 musical about that great s…

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Suburban theater for the week of April 5-11 by Kerry Reid

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

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Track Listing Announced for Drew Gasparini's "I Could Use a Drink," With Jeremy Jordan, Lindsay Mendez and More by Michael Gioia

Broadway Records will digitally release songwriter Drew Gasparini's music theatre album "I Could Use a Drink" April 19. The album, featuring performances from Jeremy Jordan, Li…

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PLAYBILL THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, March 30-April 5: The Critics Respond to Lucky Guy, Kinky Boots; Stritch's Last Stand by Robert Simonson

Tom Hanks and Cyndi Lauper had their Broadway debuts this week — working in very different capacities, of course — and faced sentencing by the local judiciary, i.e., the critics.

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Jimmy Ray Bennett, Stephen Guarino, Leo Ash Evens, Emily McNamara Will Join Bryce Ryness in Off-Broadway's Around the World by Andrew Gans

Around the World in 80 Days, a comedic play by Mark Brown based on the Jules Verne novel, will begin previews at The New Theater at 45th Street May 9.

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge in Broadway's Orphans by Matthew Blank

Following a much-in-the-news rehearsal period, Lyle Kessler's Orphans began previews on Broadway March 26 prior to an official opening April 18 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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Review Roundup: ‘Kinky Boots’ by Ebehan

Kinky Boots, the new musical based on the 2005 film, opened April 4 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and features a score by pop icon and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper. The book by four-time Tony w…

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Broadway Gets Kinky! Go Inside the Colorful, Star-Studded Opening Night of Kinky Boots by Josh Ferri

Broadway’s throwing a real rager eight-times a week at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where the new musical Kinky Boots officially opened on April 4. The fun new musical by Grammy winner C…

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Business News: Dirty Dancing tour reports £40m box office by Ed Frankl

Producers of musical Dirty Dancing claim the show will sell its one millionth ticket this month since it began touring in September 2011. They expect the ticket to be sold on April 10, with …

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at noon (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TO SCREEN: Broadway Stars in Prime Time Tonight - April 5, 2013! by BroadwayWorld

Here are some of the familiar Broadway faces appearing in prime time tonight Friday, April 5, 2013

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Drew Gasparini's I COULD USE A DRINK Album, Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Damiano and More, Set for 4/23 Release by BroadwayWorld

Jeremy Jordan Newsies, Smash, Jennifer Damiano Spiderman Turn Off The Dark, Next To Normal, Justin Guarini American Idol, Caissie Levy Ghost and many more of Broadway's brightest talents app…

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The Tricycle’s Indhu Rubasingham celebrates her first year as artistic director by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: INDHU RUBASINGHAM The new artistic director of The Tricycle Theatre in north London talks to Suman Bhuchar about her first year in the job, and about the pleasures as well as the …

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The Trial (Part II), The Rose Lipman Building, London by Jonathan Watson

The Rose Lipman Building, London: Part II of Retz theatre company's reimagining of Franz Kafka's The Trial in London's East End has each person in the audience implicated for …

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Project Colony , Trinity Buoy Wharf, London by Rebecca Gordon

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London: Franz Kafka's tightly-structured short story, In The Penal Colony, is re-imagined into a large scale ensemble piece. The audience is given the role of colony…

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Miss Julie, Reading University by Julie Watterston

Reading University: At last Reading has its own professional repertory theatre company to offer discerning theatregoers an intimate experience of small-scale drama in the studio environment …

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Filichia Features: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Keeps Running by Peter Filichia

It only ran 63 days in 2002, but THE LAST FIVE YEARS has lasted far longer than the last 11 years. Jason Robert Brown’s musical, which has had countless productions around the country, is …

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I Interview Playwrights Part 569: Myra Slotnick by Adam Szymkowicz

Myra SlotnickHometown: Winthrop, MA.Current Town: Provincetown, MA.Q:  Tell me about The Weight of Water. A:  The story takes place nine days after Hurricane Katrina, in the destr…

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Theater News: UPDATED: Chaplin Star Rob McClure Will Join Tony Danza in Paper Mill's Honeymoon in Vegas by Hayley Levitt

UPDATED: Rob McClure, who recently shot to Broadway stardom in the title role of Broadway's Chaplin, will be joining the previously announced Tony Danza in Honeymoon in Vegas, the latest mus…

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Obituaries: Irish Actress Helena Carroll Has Died by Bethany Rickwald

Helena Carroll, an Irish actress born in Glasgow, Scotland, has died at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 84. The daughter of Irish dramatist Paul Vincent Carroll and designer Helena Re…

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STAGE PORTRAIT: Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford and Daniel Sherman in Kinky Boots

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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An Evening with Pacino to Be Presented in U.K. for First Time at London Palladium by Mark Shenton

Al Pacino will bring An Evening with Pacino to the West End's London Palladium for one night only on June 2.

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PHOTO CALL: Kinky Boots, Starring Billy Porter and Stark Sands, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

Billy Porter stars as an indefatigable drag performer whose broken heel helps mend a broken wing for a foundering shoe-maker, played by Stark Sands, in the new Cyndi Lauper-scored Broadway m…

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PLAYBILL THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, March 30-April 5: The Critics Respond to Lucky Guy and Kinky Boots, Plus Stritch's Last Stand by Robert Simonson

Tom Hanks and Cyndi Lauper had their Broadway debuts this week — working in very different capacities, of course — and faced sentencing by the local judiciary, i.e., the critics.

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Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig Headed to Broadway

It's cute because they're married.-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Idina Menzel, Matthew Morrison & More Stars to Perform at London’s Olivier Awards Ceremony by Lindsay Champion

Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Idina Menzel and Glee star Matthew Morrison are crossing the pond for the 2013 Olivier Awards! Menzel and Morrison, alongside singer and We…

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Did the Broadway.com Word of Mouth Panelists Say Yeah to Kinky Boots? by Broadway.com

Billy Porter and Stark Sands star in the colorful and fun new Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Find out if the show won over Word of Mouth panelists Anna, Travis and Yiping.

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Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor's "It Could Be Worse": Episode 10

When Jacob (series co-creator Wesley Taylor) invites friends to a small gathering at his new apartment, he has no idea it will turn into a crazed party fueled by the drug-laced cake provided…

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News: Soho partners with regional theatres for Verity Bargate Award by Ed Frankl

Soho Theatre is partnering with regional venues for the first time in judging this year’s Verity Bargate Award. The £5,000 prize is given biennially to first time and emerging writers, an…

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News: Film London’s remit expanded to include television by Matthew Hemley

Development agency Film London is to expand its remit to include television after receiving a financial boost from the Mayor of London. Film London, which facilitates filming in the capital,…

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Ebert's Choice by Adam Thurman

Roger Ebert looked at the tools almost all of us have, social media and the internet, and had a choice to make. He could have used it the way many of us do. He could have numbed himself out …

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HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Extends Through 8/24 by BroadwayWorld

Due to overwhelming demand, Off-Broadway's new hit comedy HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER today put a new block of seats on sale through August 24th. Written and performed by Margaret Copeland and Ke…

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Flashback Friday: SCRAMBLED FEET by Ludlow Lad

Before there was Forbidden Broadway...there was Scrambled Feet.Scrambled Feet  was an Off-Broadway musical parody of Broadway and the theater business.  Opening in June of 1979 (th…

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 4/5/2013 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 452013.

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VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Talks SMASH Guest Role on 'Today' by TV News Desk

Broadway legend Liza Minnelli guest stars as herself on this week's all new episode of SMASH, titled 'The Surprise Party.' The 4-time Tony Award winner stopped by this morning's Today Show o…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/5- THE PIRATE QUEEN by Stage Tube

Today in 2007, The Pirate Queen opened at the Hilton Theatre now the FoxwoodsTheatre, where it ran for 85 performances. The Pirate Queen is a musical written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and A…

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Megan Hilty Plays 'Celebrity' - Broadway Edition on WENDY WILLIAMS by TV News Desk

On today's THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, 'Smash' and Broadway star Megan Hilty and Wendy go head-to-head in a game of 'Celebrity.' Below, watch what happens when Wendy and Megan try to guess popu…

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Hansberry’s long shadow in ‘Raisin Cycle’ by Nelson Pressley

How inescapable is “A Raisin in the Sun”? It’s not actually being performed as part of the bold two-play “Raisin Cycle” beginning Wednesday at Baltimore’s Center Stage, but Lorra…

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Matthew Morrison, star of “Glee,” on stage and in the studio by Jessica Goldstein

Matthew Morrison, the man who’s been inspiring musically inclined outcasts with his catchphrases andwhiteboard since 2009, will be performing at the Washington Performing Arts Society Annu…

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‘I’ll Eat You Last’ Begins Previews April 5 by Broadway's Best Shows

On April 5, previews begin for John Logan‘s (Red) new play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, the one-woman play starring Bette Midler that will officially open at the B…

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‘Macbeth’ Announces “$30 Under 30″ Rush Ticket Policy by Broadway's Best Shows

The new one-man Broadway production of Macbeth starring Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, which begins previews on April 7 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, will offer a “$30 Under 30R…

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‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Now in Previews by Broadway's Best Shows

On April 5,  Jekyll and Hyde begins previews at the Marquis Theatre before officially opening on April 18.  This much-anticipated musical is currently scheduled for a 13-week limited run …

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Broadway Photo of the Day | April 5, 2013 by Broadway's Best Shows

Broadway’s Best Shows is hunting down the best Broadway-related snaps you created for our newest series: Broadway Photo of the Day! Living in a world in which our daily lives are flood…

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Photo Albums From 2012-13 Carbonell Awards by Bill Hirschman

Several folks have posted online photo albums of Monday night’s Theater Prom and the after-party sponsored by the South Florida Theatre League. Let us know if you have more collections you…

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Slow Burn To Tour Two Shows To Aventura In 2013-14 Season by Bill Hirschman

Slow Burn Theatre Company, the scrappy young Palm Beach County troupe with a reputation for skillfully mounted and thought-provoking musicals, will tour two of its productions next season to…

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Interview: Brief Encounter with... Third Finger Left Hand director Ian Talbot

Ian Talbot is an Olivier-Award nominated director, who is currently directing the debut of Dermot Canavan’s play, Third Finger, Left Hand, which opened at the Trafalgar Studios last ni…

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Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Rafe Spall to Star in 'Betrayal' on Broadway by David Rooney

Ten-time Tony Award winner Mike Nichols will direct the revival of Harold Pinter's 1978 drama, being produced by Scott Rudin in a limited engagement later this year.read more

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50 Years Of Drama, Dance And Dedication At Goodspeed by Frank Rizzo

East Haddam's American Theater, And Its Director Michael Price, Have Evolved With The TimesWould the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?

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How great plays are (eventually) made by Jessica Goldstein

It’s easy to forget when you see a play that what you’re watching didn’t spring fully formed out of somebody’s forehead. At first, it’s a rough draft, with the emphasis on rough. W…

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Theater News: Sarah Ruhl and Les Waters Reunite for a Production of Dear Elizabeth at Berkeley Rep by Hayley Levitt

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced plans to conclude its 45th season with a reunion of Broadway talent. Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and director Les Waters, who have col…

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Photo Flash: Everybody Say Yeah! Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's Kinky Boots Opens on Broadway by David Gordon

Kinky Boots, the new Broadway musical with a score by Grammy Award winner Cyndi Lauper and a book

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Theater News: Broadway Vets Robert Foxworth, Kandis Chappell, and Robin Pearson Rose Set for The Old Globe's Other Desert Cities by Bethany Rickwald

Kandis Chappell (Rumors), Robert Foxworth (Ivanov), Robin Pearson Rose (Holiday), Dana Green, and Andy Bean have been selected to star in The Old Globe's upcoming production of Jon Robin Bai…

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Theater News: UPDATED: Adam Pascal is Chicago's Newest Billy Flynn! by David Gordon

UPDATED: Adam Pascal, made famous by his Tony Award-nominated performance as Roger Davis in the 1996 Jonathan Larson rock musical, Rent, is returning to the Broadway stage. He will play the …

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Reading of Liliom Will Feature Erin Davie, Nili Bassman, Marc Vietor, Merwin Goldsmith; Andrea Marcovicci and Steve Ross to Sing by Andrew Gans

Noël & Company will present a staged reading of Ferenc Molnár's Liliom April 23 at 7 PM at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South).

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Rent Star Adam Pascal Will Join Cast of Broadway's Chicago by Andrew Gans

The long-running, Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago will welcome Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal to the role of slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn beginning April 8.

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PHOTO CALL: Kinky Boots, Starring Billy Porter and Stark Sands, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals and Curtain Call by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

Billy Porter stars as an indefatigable drag performer whose broken heel helps mend a broken wing for a foundering shoe-maker, played by Stark Sands, in the new Cyndi Lauper-scored Broadway m…

Linked From Playbill at 11:12AM

THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating I'll Eat You Last Star Bette Midler (Video) by Playbill Staff

I'll Eat You Last, starring Tony Award recipient Bette Midler as female superagent Sue Mengers, begins Broadway previews April 5. In celebration of the production, Playbill.com looks bac…

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Rising tenor Fabiano tackles early Verdi

Music lovers who have seen "The Audition," the documentary about a vocal competition at the Metropolitan Opera, may remember tenor Michael Fabiano as the dark, almost brooding presence who s…

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And the nominees for this award which is sponsored by . . . by Ken Davenport

The Olivier Awards (London’s Tonys) announced their nominations last week. If you didn’t catch them, click here to see the complete list. And then let me know if you noticed anyt…

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Bette Midler is Back on Broadway as I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers Begins Previews by Josh Ferri

Now here’s a party you won’t want to miss! The one and only Bette Midler is back on Broadway in the new one-woman-show I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers. Penned by…

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Betrayal, Starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall, Sets Broadway Dates by Marc Snetiker

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall will star in a new Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, opening on November 3. Directed by ten-time Tony winner Mike Nichols, the …

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Jekyll & Hyde Revival, Starring Constantine Maroulis & Deborah Cox, Begins Broadway Run by Caroline Slason

Jekyll & Hyde begins Broadway performances at the Marquis Theatre on April 5. The musical, starring Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis and Grammy nominee Deborah Cox, will play a limited …

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HBO Developing Nora Ephron Documentary Everything is Copy by Marc Snetiker

The late Nora Ephron, whose new play Lucky Guy bowed on Broadway earlier this week, will be the subject of a documentary at HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ephron’s son Ja…

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Oscar Nominee Jacki Weaver to Take 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks with Cheyenne Jackson in New Film by Ryan Gilbert

Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver is set to join Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Cheyenne Jackson in the upcoming film 6 Dance Lessons In 6 Weeks. Deadline.com reports that …

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Adam Pascal Will Join CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn,' 4/8 by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, April 8, 2013, Broadway's CHICAGO welcomes Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal in the role of slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn.

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Applause, Applause by New York Theater

Nobody is sure how applause began, or when — babies applaud; applause is mentioned in the Bible — but we all know where it wound up: In the theater. In The Atlantic, Megan Garber…

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‘Passagio’ at The Mason Players at George Mason University by Keith Tittermary by Keith Tittermary

“Passaggio… used to describe the transition area between a series of notes, usually occurring between registers of the voice” – www.vocalist.org.uk The Mason Players and the Departme…

Linked From DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:39AM

Harold Pinter’s BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Rafe Spall, directed by Mike Nichols, opens November 3 at the Barrymore Theatre by Jim Byk

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall will star on Broadway in Harold Pinter’s BETRAYAL, directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols.  BETRAYAL will begin performances on Tue…

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News: Al Pacino brings solo show to UK for one night only

Hollywood icon Al Pacino is bringing his one man show An Evening with Al Pacino to the UK for the very first time. The show will be at the London Palladium on 2 June 2013. Exploring Pacino'…

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Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway: What did critics think? by Jamie Wetherbe

“Kinky Boots,” a new Broadway musical about a sole-saving drag queen, high-stepped Thursday night into the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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NY1 Theater Review: "Kinky Boots"

"Kinky Boots" is a new musical which features a score by pop star Cyndi Lauper and a book by Tony-winning Broadway veteran Harvey Fierstein.

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Everyone's a Critic... even of Critics—Notes from New York Times Critic Watch by HowlRound

The NYT Critic Watch project was designed to gives us some numbers about modern theater criticism. We are awash in opinion, in curiosity, in hurt feelings, in hopes for a hit, and in the dua…

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Interview: Robert Redford's Broadway Beginnings and His Latest Film, The Company You Keep by Ellis Nassour

After an absence onscreen for six years and as director for three years, two-time Oscar winner and Kennedy Center honoree Robert Redford returns with a powerful punch and edge-of-your-seat s…

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Matthew Morrison, Idina Menzel, Petula Clark, Heather Headley, Will Young and More to Perform at This Year's Olivier Awards by Mark Shenton

The line-up for this year's Olivier Awards, being held April 28 at London's Royal Opera House and being broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and in an edited highlights package on ITV1, wil…

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Full Casting Announced for Lucy Kirkwood's Chimera at London's Almeida Theatre by Mark Shenton

Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's Chimera, which will begin performances May 20, prior to an official opening May 28, for a run through July 6, in…

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Chaplin Star Rob McClure Will Join Tony Danza in Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound Musical Honeymoon in Vegas by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Rob McClure, who was critically acclaimed for his performance in the title role of the recent Broadway musical Chaplin, has joined the cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway-bound produ…

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"Katie" Will Welcome Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Betty White and Georgia Engel by Andrew Gans

The April 8 broadcast of Katie Couric's new talk show "Katie" will feature a reunion of the female cast members of the award-winning situation comedy "The Mary Tyler Moore…

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Fourth Finalist Eliminated from "American Idol" Competition; Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery to Perform Next Week by Andrew Gans

On the April 4 broadcast of Fox's "American Idol," the fourth of the season's 10 finalists was eliminated from the singing competition.

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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz star together in Harold Pinter's Betrayal

Husband and wife Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz will play an adulterous couple on stage on Broadway.

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The Helen Hayes Awards show – Bit by bit, they’re putting it together by Hunter Styles

How do they do it? We talk with Jerry Whiddon, Renee Calarco and Linda Levy Grossman Every year, the Helen Hayes Awards show prompts some musing on tradition. Why is it that on this night ab…

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Fuse Visual Arts: Portraitist Anders Zorn — From Stardom to Seclusion by Franklin Einspruch

The journey of Anders Zorn, from Swedish hamlet to the top echelon of society portraitists and back again, has a couple of messages for us. The first leg of the journey tells us that careeri…

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Adam Pascal Set to Razzle Dazzle 'Em as Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago by Ryan Gilbert

Tony nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Adam Pascal will assume the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago beginning April 8. Pascal replaces two-time …

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News: Union Theatre in Southwark threatened with closure by Nicola Merrifield

A petition has been launched to stop railway redevelopments going ahead that could force the Union Theatre in London to close and move to different premises. Members of the Union Street Trad…

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The Dark Side of Broadway: Introducing…The Dark Debates! by BroadwaySpotted

By Mike Hallinan   Fans of the theater, welcome back and what a welcome it is because this is going to be one hell of an experiment. When I agreed to do this weekly column, I asked myse…

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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REVIEW: Kinky Boots by JK

Review of the Saturday, March 16 matinee preview performance at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City.  Starring Stark Sands, Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, Celina Carvajal, Dani…

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Dan Stevens in Talks to Star as 'Captain Flint' in SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS by Movies News Desk

Coming off his Broadway debut in 'The Heiress', actor Dan Stevens is currently talks to take on the role of James Turner, aka 'Captain Flint' in a film adaptation of the beloved childrens bo…

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Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 4/1 by BroadwayWorld

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more - around the Broad…

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Nora Ephron Documentary Heading to HBO by TV News Desk

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a documentary of the late journalist, writer and director Nora Ephron is currently in the works at HBO. Journalist Jacob Bernstein, son of the acclaimed …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:53AM

JEKYLL & HYDE Begins Broadway Performances by BroadwayWorld

The four-time Tony nominated musical sensation JEKYLL amp HYDE will begin its limited Broadway engagement tonight, featuring Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis alongside Grammy Award no…

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21 asides on theatre criticism by George Hunka

Well, the series on criticism at Howlround has finally wound its way to the end of its weary week; you’ll find essays by Rob Weinert-Kendt (American Theatre and the New York Times), Ja…

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‘RENT School Edition’ at McLean High School Theatre Company by Yvonne French by Yvonne French

“Awesome.” If there is one word to sum up McLean High School Theatre Company’s production  of RENT School Edition it is awesome, according to audience member David Parker…

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ABANDONMENT ISSUES by Jessica Branch

Edie Falco stars in this new play as a teacher and mother deciding if she should stay or she should go.

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Third Finger, Left Hand – review by Michael Billington

Trafalgar Studios, LondonThis first play by Dermot Canavan is about two Preston sisters who, having grown up together, inexorably grow apart. What might once have been a modest memory-play t…

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West End theatre tickets more expensive than ever, says the Stage by Matt Trueman

Top seats now cost average of £81, with most expensive single ticket – for The Book of Mormon and The Audience – at £127The price of West End ticket prices has reached an all-time high…

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From Alan Bennett to Billie Holiday: Tristram Kenton's week on stage – in pictures by Tristram Kenton

Ace theatre photographer Tristram Kenton has been out and about at the week's big openingsTristram Kenton

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AN OPEN LETTER TO ELAINE STRITCH by Jaye Hunt

What's better than Michigan? A new best friend! By Jaye Hunt (soon to be Jaye Stritch?) Dear Elaine Stritch, Tomorrow, you will perform your last show at the Café Carlyle before you leave N…

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FIONA SHAW TO THE RESCUE by Gkidwell

Fear not! Broadway is not dead. It lives!!! I witnessed Fiona Shaw perform lifesaving, Broadway CPR just yesterday! By Geoffrey Kidwell (actor) I'm not gonna be cute about this. I'm going to…

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‘Smudge’ at WET: a blur more than a comedy

A review of Rachel Axler’s “Smudge,” on stage at Washington Ensemble Theatre through April 22, 2013.

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A thought-provoking ‘Whipping Man’ at Taproot

Taproot Theatre’s “The Whipping Man” is a war and reconciliation drama graced with gifted actors bringing to life Matthew Lopez’s arresting script, writes theater critic Misha Berso…

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Craig, Weisz to star in 'Betrayal' on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) -- Real-life husband and wife Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are to play an adulterous stage couple in a Broadway production of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal."...

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Hello Dolly at Fords Theatre Reviewed – Discount Tickets Here! by Broadway Reviewed

Tweet I went to see Hello Dolly at the Fords Theatre in Washington DC the other night and absolutely loved it.  You expect Carol Channing to take the stage or Barbara to sing in her NY acce…

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Russian Flashback by Rob Weinert-Kendt

in Light My Fire at Teatr.doc This time last year, thanks to the generosity of the Center for International Theatre Development, I was in Moscow to cover the Golden Mask festival, a sort …

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: Cyndi Lauper Rocks Some "Kinky Boots" and Alan Cumming Has Castmates by Bethany Rickwald

It turns out Sigourney Weaver and Christopher Durang are not the only Broadway stars that socialist playwriting duo Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill creatively inspired. Before the Grammy Award…

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Theater News: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Rafe Spall to Star in Broadway Revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal by David Gordon

Daniel Craig (A Steady Rain), Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz (A Streetcar Named Desire), and Olivier Award nominee Rafe Spall (Constellations) will star in an upcoming Broadwa…

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Robert Brustein's Shakespeare Drama The Last Will, Starring Austin Pendleton as the Bard, Begins Off-Broadway April 5 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton stars as Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare in the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Brustein's The Last Will, which begins previews A…

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Brett Ryback and Ben D. Goldberg Will Be Rodgers and Hart in World Premiere of Falling For Make Believe by Michael Gioia

The Colony Theatre will present the world premiere of Falling For Make Believe, about the lives of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart and featuring music by the songwriting duo, beginning April…

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Broadway Revival of Betrayal, With Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall, Sets Fall Broadway Dates at Barrymore by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's time-bending, three-person drama Betrayal, starring Daniel Craig, Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz and Olivier nominee Rafe Spall, will begin per…

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Craig, Weisz to star in 'Betrayal' on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Real-life husband and wife Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are to play an adulterous stage couple in a Broadway production of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal."   &nb…

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Fuse Film Review: A Venture into the Elemental — “Beyond the Hills” by Tim Jackson

Beyond the Hills is not the horror film the trailer seems to advertise, but it is certainly horrific.

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From Neverland to Wonderland: Peter and Alice by Eleanor Turney

As Peter and Alice continues its run in the West End, Eleanor Turney talks to its young stars, Olly Alexander and Ruby Bentall, about getting started, working with Judi Dench, and playing Pe…

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Idina Menzel to Perform IDINA MENZEL AND FRIENDS for BBC Radio 2 by BroadwayWorld

Idina Menzel returns to the UK following her sell-out series of concert dates last year to perform at the prestigious 2013 Olivier Awards with MasterCard ceremony and give a special one off …

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Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz & Rafe Spall to Star in BETRAYAL; Directed by Mike Nichols at the Barrymore This Fall by BroadwayWorld

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz,and Rafe Spall will star on Broadway in Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. BETRAYAL will begin performances on Tuesday,…

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Photo Coverage: Opening Night Curtain Call for KINKY Boots on Broadway! by Walter McBride

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the whole evening, including the show's rocking curtain call at which the cast was joined by the create team to celebrate. What are you waiting for Scr…

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Photo Coverage: Celebrate with the Cast of KINKY BOOTS at the After Party! by Walter McBride

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the whole evening, including the after party. Check out photos below

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Photo Flash: Full Production Shots of DCTC's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Opening Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

The Denver Center Theatre Company's DCTC world premiere production of SENSE amp SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL, with book and lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow and music by Neal Hampton, will be staged by D…

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Viva Roger Corman! by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of famed producer and director Roger Corman (b. 1926). The subject of Corman and his career is so large and unwieldy that to talk about all of it in one post would be l…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 08:46AM

Actors Fund Benefit by Barry

           Randie Levine-Miller's Broadway Showstopper Divas                "A Swell Party" To Benefit The Actors Fund*On Sunday, April 14, 20…

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How Arts Criticism Has Been Wrecked

HowlRound 04/03/13

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Review: Third Finger, Left Hand ***

A tattered shoe-box containing old photographs becomes a chest of memories in Dermot Canavan’s spirited play about the trying relationship between siblings, Niamh and Grace. Based on t…

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Hands Down, A Musical That Could Still Be Great’ by Peter Filichia by Guest Author

Here is a new article from Peter Filichia’s column on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday. It’s an honor to bring Peter’s column every week to our readers on DCMT…

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Theatre review: Moby-Dick, Arcola, London

Wittgenstein famously remarked that “If a lion could speak, we would not be able to understand him” (because, as a different form of life, he would play wholly distinct language games).

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Shipwrecked without a clue – Inside British comedy Neville’s Island at Olney Theatre by Jeffrey Walker

An Interview with Olney Theatre’s Jason King Jones and  actor Michael Russotto Take four middle-managers from a Manchester business firm – think the UK version of “The Office.” …

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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BWW's On This Day - April 5, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Port City Playhouse Opens ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ on April 19th by Admin

Port City Playhouse, Alexandria’s award-winning theatre company, is pleased to conclude its 2012-13 season with Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare. Performances are Friday-Saturday,…

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Special Ticket Deal for [title of show] at Red Branch Theatre on 4/7 & 4/14 @3 PM by Admin

A special offer exclusively for DC Metro Theatre Arts readers 4 tickets for $40 to Sunday matinees on April 7th and 14th at 3 PM Must call (410) 997-9352 to reserve in advance and mention co…

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Willie “Popeye” Ingram by Trav S.D.

Decatur, Alabama native William Ingram (b.circa  1930) learned at the age of four that he had a unique gift: the ability to thrust his eyeballs up to an inch outside of their sockets. He j…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 07:45AM

Hands Down, A Musical That Could Still Be Great by Peter Filichia

A bit more than 60 years ago, a musical called "Wish You Were Here" opened to mostly terrible reviews. The future looked bleak, but then director Josh Logan decided to return to the show and…

Linked From Kritzerland at 07:44AM

"Kinky Boots" Reviews and News by BroadwayStars

A collection of "Kinky Boots" reviews and news from around the internet.

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Review: Kinky Bootsat curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

Cindy Lauper and Harvey Fierstein have proven themselves fortuitously formidable partners who have found a formula that has transformed a so-what film into a so-fine musica Cindy Lauper and …

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Kinky Boots – review by Alexis Soloski

Al Hirschfeld theatre, New YorkMost New Yorkers would hesitate to don the dazzling footwear displayed in the new Broadway musical Kinky Boots. When you live in a city of potholes, sloping si…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:17AM

Fresh, exuberant 'Much Ado'

'To suffer love." This unusual line appears three times in quick order toward the end of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's fresh, exuberant produc…

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Taking Alec Baldwin Seriously

In "Orphans," the comedic actor takes on a sober role.

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The Who-Cares Test

Would you pay a hundred bucks to see a Broadway play about Mike McAlary? Especially if it wasn't any good? Such are the questions posed by "Lucky Guy," says Terry Teachout. Plus, "Kinky Boot…

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The Day They Grooved to 'Groovin''

A reunion of the Young Rascals prompts a talk with band members about the genesis of their song "Groovin'."

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For ailing Valerie Harper, love's still all around by Michael Cidoni Lennox

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It turns out "The Last Show" wasn't the last, after all....

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Elaine Stritch: A moving goodbye to New York by Mark Kennedy

Friday April 5, 2013 NEW YORK -- Broadway legend Elaine Stritch kicked off a final series of concerts to bid farewell to New York, but

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Bets Bets: Garbage at the Pageant, a pillow fight and more

Our staff picks the best things to do for the week ahead.

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Q&A: Don Davis conducts 'The Matrix' at Powell Hall

Composer-conductor Don Davis began his career as a TV and film composer and orchestrator at the tender age of 22. He worked primarily in television (for such shows as “Hart to Hart” and …

Linked From St. Louis Today at 07:16AM
Friday, April 5, 2013 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Production News: Idina Menzel lined up to perform at this year’s Olivier Awards by Matthew Hemley

Glee stars Matthew Morrison and Idina Menzel will perform as part of this year’s Olivier Awards. They will feature as part of the ceremony on April 28 alongside Petula Clark, with the even…

Linked From The Stage at 06:58AM

Pappy's Last Show Ever, Soho, London by Julian Hall

Soho, London: Nominated for a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy award, three-piece sketch group Pappy's (once also nominated as a four-strong troupe) delivered one of the feel good shows o…

Linked From The Stage at 06:45AM

Third Finger, Left Hand, Trafalgar Studios, London by Heather Neill

Trafalgar Studios, London : Dermot Canavan describes himself as "a blunt Northern man with a good ear and a decent pencil". A sometime actor, he wrote this two-hander when his frie…

Linked From The Stage at 06:45AM

Nina Kristofferson's Billie Holiday Story, Charing Cross, London by Lauren Paxman

Charing Cross, London: Billie Holiday's iconic voice dripped with life experience, and with good reason. The jazz and blues star's 44 short years were littered with rape, child pro…

Linked From The Stage at 06:45AM

Marlborough Road, Hen and Chickens, London by Stuart Gidden

Hen and Chickens, London: A vibrant comic piece adopting Ayckbourn's tears-behind-the-laughter sensibilities, Marlborough Road hits the right note from the get-go, as loose woman Mel (g…

Linked From The Stage at 06:45AM

News: Glee's Matthew Morrison, Idina Menzel & Petula Clark join Oliviers' line-up

American stage and screen star Matthew Morrison, of Glee fame, will give a special solo turn at this year's Olivier Awards, marking at his first major UK event performance. Morrison’s man…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 06:29AM

News: Box office opens today for From Here to Eternity musical premiere

Tickets go on sale today for new musical adaptation of From Here to Eternity which, as previously announced, receives its world premiere at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre on 23 October 2…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 06:29AM
Friday, April 5, 2013 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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News: Glasgow Citz appoints Judith Kilvington as executive director by Thom Dibdin

Graeae Theatre’s Judith Kilvington has been appointed executive director at the Glasgow Citizens, working alongside artistic director Dominic Hill as the theatre moves towards a £10 m…

Linked From The Stage at 05:56AM

News: Smash's Matthew Morrison, Idina Menzel & Petula Clark join Oliviers' line-up

American stage and screen star Matthew Morrison, of Glee fame, will give a special solo turn at this year's Olivier Awards, marking at his first major UK event performance. Morrison’s…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 05:29AM

PHOTO CALL: Kinky Boots, Starring Billy Porter and Stark Sands,Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

Billy Porter stars as an indefatigable drag performer whose broken heel helps mend a broken wing for a foundering shoe-maker, played by Stark Sands, in the new Cyndi Lauper-scored Broadway m…

Linked From Playbill at 05:04AM

Sergei Polunin: The runaway ballerino vanishes (again) - Coliseum hit by new disappearing act

Sergei Polunin, who shocked the dance world when he quit the Royal Ballet last year, has pulled out of a new show leaving some of those involved fearing for his welfare.

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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The Joy Of Queuing For Theatre Tickets

The Guardian (UK) 04/04/13

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West End Ticket Prices Spike By £9

The Stage (UK) 04/04/13

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Angels In America Flies Right Into The Midst Of Hungary's Political Divide

International Herald Tribune 04/05/13

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Sweet 'Kinky Boots' an ode to love, shoes

NEW YORK (AP) — On Broadway these days, there are your typical witches, princesses and crooners. What we've been missing is something colorful, something brash, safe and yet a little naugh…

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Review: Kinky Boots by Frank Scheck

Operating under the principle that Broadway simply isn’t Broadway without the presence of fabulously dressed drag queens strutting onstage, the new musical Kinky Boots has arrived to f…

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Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Theater review: Herbert Siguenza delivers a pleasant "Weekend With Pablo Picasso" by Lisa Kennedy

It is 2 in the afternoon on a Friday in the south of France, and Pablo Picasso is taking a bath. He uses an oven mitt as a washcloth. He smiles at us. He cheerily pontificates.

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Music teacher leaves Broadway to rebuild Normandy theater program by Doug Moore

Duane Foster, a graduate of the north St. Louis County high school, connects art to real-life struggles.

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Cyndi Lauper Has Written a Buoyant, Jubilant “Kinky Boots” — It’s A Hit by Roger Friedman

Cyndi Lauper is the hardest working rock star I know. She started out when Madonna debuted. Everyone thought Cyndi would be the bigger star. She writes her own hits and is a serious composer…

Linked From ShowBiz 411 at 02:10AM
Friday, April 5, 2013 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Sneak Peek Of Ian McKellen & Derek Jacobi In VICIOUS by Pat Cerasaro

Theatrical legends Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi team up for the new ITV UK TV series VICIOUS and the first stills from show have finally leaked, also showcasing featured player Fran…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:46AM

Trailer & Poster For KINGS OF SUMMER With Mullally by Pat Cerasaro

The first teaser trailer for the forthcoming feature film THE KINGS OF SUMMER has been released. THE KINGS OF SUMMER stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias in addition to COMMUN…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:46AM

DIVA TALK: A Chat With Phantom of the Opera and International Concert Star Sarah Brightman by Andrew Gans

News, views and reviews about the women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

Linked From Playbill at 01:02AM

Tony Winner Brent Carver, Mark Harelik and Nancy Robinette Share a Winter's Tale, Opening April 5 at the McCarter by Andrew Gans

McCarter Theatre Center, in association with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, presents William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, which officially opens April 5 following previews that…

Linked From Playbill at 01:02AM

Assisted Living, New Play By Wicked's Winnie Holzman and Husband Paul Dooley, Debuts April 5 by Andrew Gans

Assisted Living, a new play penned by Tony-nominated Wicked librettist Winnie Holzman and her husband, actor Paul Dooley, makes its world premiere April 5 at Los Angeles' Odyssey Theatre.

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Bette Midler Is Showbiz Agent Sue Mengers in I'll Eat You Last, Beginning April 5 on Broadway by Andrew Gans

John Logan's I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, the one-woman play starring award-winning singer and actress Bette Midler, begins previews April 5 at the Booth Theatre prior…

Linked From Playbill at 01:02AM

"Bring On The Men": Jekyll & Hyde, Starring Constantine Maroulis in Title Roles, Arrives on Broadway April 5 by Andrew Gans

Following a national tour, the 13-week limited Broadway engagement of Jekyll & Hyde begins previews at Broadway's Marquis Theatre April 5 prior to an official opening April 18.

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"Michael Feinstein's American Songbook" Returns to PBS With Stephen Sondheim, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole, Liza Minnelli by Adam Hetrick

Stephen Sondheim, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and Liza Minnelli join Michael Feinstein for the third season of "Michael Feinstein's American Songbook," which debuts Apr…

Linked From Playbill at 01:02AM

Sense & Sensibility Musical, Starring Robert Petkoff, Nick Verina, Ed Dixon, Stephanie Rothenberg, Begins April 5 in Denver by Kenneth Jones

Nick Verina, Jeremiah James, Ruth Gottschall, Stephanie Rothenberg, Mary Michael Patterson, Robert Petkoff and Ed Dixon are among the players in the Denver world premiere of Sense & Sens…

Linked From Playbill at 01:02AM
Friday, April 5, 2013 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Two Shows Added For Tom Hewitt In ANOTHER MEDEA by Pat Cerasaro

You now have two more additional chances to see sensational Broadway regular Tom Hewitt in a tour de force solo show created by PATTI ISSUES director Aaron Mark, ANOTHER MEDEA.

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First Look At Gillian Anderson On HANNIBAL by Pat Cerasaro

Stage and screen regular Gillian Anderson appears in the new trailer for NBC's gruesome new thriller series HANNIBAL. Anderson joins fellow BroadwayHollywood crossover stars Hugh Dancy and L…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:46AM

I'LL EAT YOU LAST Begins Performances on Broadway Tonight by BroadwayWorld

I'LL EAT YOU LAST A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, written by John Logan and directed by Joe Mantello, will begin previews tonight, April 5 and open Wednesday, April 24 at the Booth Theatre 222 West…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:46AM

ONCE's Cristin Milioti and Ricky Ian Gordon Set for Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Series Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Now in its 15th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook celebrates the best in American singing and songwriting with a new chapter in the Songbook story 'American Songboo…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:46AM

Stephen Sondheim, Liza Minnelli & More Set for FEINSTEIN'S AMERICAN SONGBOOK on PBS; Season Premiere Today by BroadwayWorld

Stephen Sondheim, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and other great stars of American music and musical theatre share the spotlight with the country's most passionate music …

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Bond and his babe face adulterous ‘Betrayal’ by Michael Riedel

Bond is coming back to Broadway, this time with his better half. And I don’t mean Blofeld! Daniel Craig, the reigning 007, will star opposite his wife, Rachel Weisz, in a revival of Harol…

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Get a kick out of ‘Boots’ by Elisabeth Vicentelli

There are few things theatergoers love more than musicals about persistence and selfacceptance. Cyndi Lauper’s taken those themes to heart, too, in songs such as “True Colors,” so it…

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More Misha, please by Leigh Witchel

Talk about having all the right ingredients: Mark Morris opened his season Wednesday night in his intimate, 150seat theater with live music and a legend— Mikhail Baryshnikov, who joined th…

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A Fly On The Wall, April 5, 2013 by The Charlebois Post

Diving Inby Jim Murchison @JimMurchisonThe first day of rehearsal is fun. It's like stepping into cold water. The best approach is likely to dive in, but you're a little nervous about t…

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Multi-Media, April 5, 2013 by The Charlebois Post

Singing Through the BleaknessNext to Normal is brilliant on so many levelsby Gaëtan L. CharleboisI have seen it. I have seen and heard about it. It is darkness so enveloping that you realiz…

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Theater Review: Kinky Boots Steps Up and Stands Out

"It’s never boring; it’s never shocking; you are likely to leave entirely entertained and satisfied."-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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