Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Woodie King Jr’s New Federal Theatre Kicks Off with Ed Bullin’s ‘In the Wine Time’ by Sandi Durell

    Woodie King Jr’s New Federal Theatre kicks off its 44th season with “The Ed Bullins Project” – two revivals from his “Twentieth Century Cycle of Pla…

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by AussieTheatre

THE BLACK CAT – THE SMALL WORLD OF ARISTIDE BRUANT Welcome to “the Black Cat”, a Bohemian crucible where shadows have a life of their own… In the fin de siecle Montma…

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Mike Daisey’s monologue marathon: 29 pieces in 29 nights by Lindsay Putnam

Do you happen to be free every night for the next few weeks? Because that’s the only way you can catch all of “All the Faces of the Moon,” monologuist...

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A loving salute to London’s National Theatre by Lindsay Putnam

Nicholas Hytner, the head of Britain’s National Theatre, has corralled quite a group of thespians to celebrate the theater’s 50th anniversary Nov. 2. Judi Dench will re-create a …

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‘The Old Friends’ has benefits by Lindsay Putnam

Not a season goes by without a Horton Foote play or three. Like clockwork, “The Old Friends” opens at Signature just as “The Trip to Bountiful” enters the last stretc…

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Ali drama ‘Fetch Clay’ packs punch by Lindsay Putnam

Muhammad Ali — “the Greatest” — went from athlete to global star. Stepin Fetchit forged a career playing a stereotypically lazy servant, and was considered a joke …

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Opera takes on extreme life of Anna Nicole Smith by Marcraimondi28

Opera may seem highfalutin’, but it revels in outlandish behaviors and over-the-top plots. And if it can accomodate boatloads of courtesans, why not Anna Nicole Smith? By the time she...

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Play uses ‘The Simpsons’ to tell of life in dystopian future by Marcraimondi28

There’s been quite a buzz surrounding “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” with tickets for its limited run getting scarcer by the minute. Well, get in line ASAP, because this bizarr…

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Orlando Bloom heats up the stage in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Lindsay Putnam

There hasn’t been this much talk about chemistry since the start of “Breaking Bad” — but what better way to measure our Romeos and Juliets? This fall, we’re get…

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Shaw enough, bubbly rom-com still telling by Mfalzonenyp

It’s only fitting that the cast of “You Never Can Tell” uncorks a bottle of Champagne during its curtain calls and toast the audience. It’s the perfect end to a...

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Coen bro’s play good for laughs… until it stops making sense by Mfalzonenyp

The Coen brothers have been accused of favoring high style over emotion. Anybody who’s seen “A Serious Man” or “True Grit” knows that just ain’t so. The accusation hits closer...

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Put an Osaka in it, Hal by Mfalzonenyp

The American Theatre Wing staged a nice tribute to Hal Prince at the Plaza Hotel on Monday night. And Wing chairman William Ivey Long let slip some news about “The...

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Opus by Circa – review

Brisbane festival: Brisbane PowerhouseThis stimulating, emotional piece from the Brisbane-based circus group carries a sense of spontaneity in almost every movementCircus-based shows have be…

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The Brisbane festival podcast: episode four by Vicky Frost

• Brisbane festival podcast episode three• Brisbane festival podcast episode two• Brisbane festival podcast episode oneToday's podcast comes to you from the riverbank of the Brisbane P…

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Frances Ruffelle Gives Us a Peek Beneath the Dress by Sandi Durell

by: Paulanne Simmons   Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle says, at the beginning of her cabaret show Beneath the Dress, that she will be singing “about the girl I was...The post Franc…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Simon Morrison-Baldwin’s corps(e). by K.e. Weber

Returning to the Melbourne stage  for a limited season, Lady Diamond is back! Simon Morrison-Baldwin’s 7-foot chanteuse graces The Butterfly Club with her latest tale, corps(e). …

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Theater Review: Sonya Kelly Stars in ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ at 59E59 by Anita Gates

“I Can See Clearly Now” is Sonya Kelly’s memoir of growing up extremely nearsighted.    

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Rick Foucheux, Meg Gillentine and Nehal Joshi Join Cast of Arena Stage's Mother Courage, Starring Kathleen Turner by Carey Purcell

Arena Stage has announced additional casting for its 2014 production of Mother Courage and Her Children.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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THE ARTS FIX: Book Fairs and Tea Parties by Dani Oliver

Five small bits for your LA arts fix. Note: The Arts Fix will be on vacay next week. ...Continue Reading

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Alice Cooper to storm the Segerstrom – Los Angeles rock concert report by Pauline Adamek

Creating macabre music and mayhem, Rock phenom and ‘The Godfather of Shock Rock’ Alice Cooper will take to stage, making his Segerstrom Center debut at Segerstrom Hall on Tuesday, Novemb…

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Brisbane festival live - Wednesday 18 September 2013 by Vicky Frost, Andrew P Street, Ben Neutze, Van Badham, Christian Bennett

Guardian Australia is reporting from Brisbane festival all this week. Today on the liveblog: Calexico reviewed, a chat with Psycho Beach Party, Circolombia's Urban in pictures, video from Qa…

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Noel Coward Theatre by Alexandra Coghlan

It’s a nothing of a line – “Hail mortal” – spoken by nobody important, but in Michael Grandage’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream it becomes the basis for an entire concept. A trivial…

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Or She to Hecuba... Vandamm's Greek Plays by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Library For The Performing Arts

During the War, Florence Vandamm had not lost her skill at showing character and movement. Her career was, in many ways, redefined by the portraits commissioned by Suffragist actress Sybil …

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Podcast with ‘To Master The Art’s’ KAREN JANES WODITSCH by Michael J. Roberts

Podcast with ‘To Master The Art’s’ KAREN JANES WODITSCH from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo. Karen Janes Woditsch discusses reprising her iconic role of Julia Child in the remoun…

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Theater District Gym Whips Broadway's Finest Into Shape

Mark Fisher Fitness, a hot new gym in the theater district, is making Broadway's most talented stars get serious about fitness and health.

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Theatre Review: ‘Durang Durang’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Lynne Menefee

It was an interesting decision for the Fells Point Corner Theatre (FPCT) to take a chance with a relatively inexperienced director and cast for their first show of its 2013-14 season. It is …

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Catholic Reform School Girls in Trouble by Sam Hurwitt

Everything about this Catholic reformatory in New York City circa 1914 suggests that this is a very bad place where nothing good could possibly happen.

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You Wanna Come Upstairs And See My New Etchings? by Joe Patti

There are days like today when I simultaneously feel invigorated to be working in the arts and grossly inadequate for having been remiss in forging relationships and participating in other a…

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The one thing you should always keep in mind when making an introduction by Michael Roderick

I get introduced to a lot of people. I also make a lot of introductions. There is one rule I always follow when I am considering connecting two people: I ask myself, "Am I wasting anyon…

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Fine acting, but staging a war is hell by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Killer Angels" at Lifeline Theatre ★★½ THEATER REVIEW: "The Killer Angels" at Lifeline Theatre ★★½ ... To survey the Gettysburg Battlefield is…

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Watching Shakespeare and Remembering Wagner by Gerd-Theo Umberg

Vienna also mourns cultural icons, takes on politics.

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Lost Girls: Theater Review by Myron Meisel

Three generations of women face emotional upheaval and a New Hampshire Nor'easter on Rogue Machine's mid-Wilshire stage.read more

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Sutton Foster Makes Art For a Cause by Suzanna Bowling

Sutton Foster Makes Art For a Cause: Is there anything two time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster can't do?

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G Lounge Celebrates 16th Anniversary with Johnny Weir, Michael Musto and More by Elizabeth Taylor

G Lounge Celebrates 16th Anniversary with Johnny Weir, Michael Musto and More: G Lounge in New York City celebrated its 16th anniversary last night with over 100 guests celebrating at the fa…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Patrick Stewart Weds Sunny Ozell in Lake Tahoe; Ian McKellen Officiates by Molly Tracy

On September 7th, Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell made their marriage official at a ceremony officiated by Sir Ian McKellen. The small ceremony took place at Lake Tahoe, with only a hundred …

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NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Original Principal Cast Set for Times Square Transfer by BroadwayWorld

Producers Howard amp Janet Kagan have confirmed that the complete cast from the hit downtown production of NATASHA, PIERRE amp THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will join the show for its Times Squar…

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BWW TV Special: BroadwayWorld.com to Kick Off 2014 with a Bang! Announces 10th Anniversary Shows & Year-Long Concert Series at Joe's Pub by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to announce that we will be returning to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in 2014, kicking off a year-long celebration of the community and our 10th annivers…

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Krysta Rodriguez, Nick Blaemire & More Set for JOE ICONIS & FAMILY's Return to 54 Below, Begin. 10/12 by BroadwayWorld

The cast and band is as follows Nick Blaemire, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Molly Hager, Ian Kagey October 12 only, Dennis Michael Keefe, MK Lawson, Lauren Marcus, Jeremy Morse Octo…

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MATILDA's Leading Ladies Set for WLNY-TV's LIVE FROM THE COUCH Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

The four girls who share the title role in MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be guests on WLNY TV's Live from The Couch tomorrow morning Wednesday September 18 between 8-9 AM. They are Sophia Gennus…

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Craig Bierko Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight as 'Miss Trunchbull' by BroadwayWorld

Craig Bierko will begin performances tonight in the role of Miss Trunchbull in MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Shubert Theatre. Bierko was originally scheduled to begin on September 3, but…

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STAGE TUBE: NY1 Goes Inside MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Open Call Audition by Stage Tube

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL hosted a nationwide open call casting search inside the historic Lunt Fontanne Theatre for African American singers for both the flagship Broadway production and the upcom…

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Review Roundup: Atlantic Theater Company's WOMEN OR NOTHING by Review Roundups

Let's see what the critics had to say...

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Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK Welcomes Back-to-School 'Golden Ticket' Winners by BroadwayWorld

During the 'back-to-school' period, Spider-Man is giving free limited edition Spider-Man Turn off The Dark backpacks. Some backpacks have a 'golden ticket' that gives them backstage access t…

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Stark Sands Set to Perform at INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Concert on 9/29 by BroadwayWorld

Stark Sands, along with many well known names, including Carey Mulligan 'The Great Gatsby', the Avett Brothers, Marcus Mumford from Mumford and Sons, Jack White, as well as Oscar Isaac, will…

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Ricky Martin Pens New Children's Book SANTIAGO THE DREAMER IN THE LAND AMONG THE STARS by Molly Tracy

Ricky Martin, who is known worldwide for his musical career, is now taking his career to a new level children's books. According to Penguin publishing company, SANTIAGO THE DREAMER IN LAND A…

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Cheyenne Jackson to Make Birdland Debut with Songs from I'M BLUE SKIES and More, Dec 1-2 by BroadwayWorld

According to Birdland's website, Broadway veteran Cheyenne Jackson will be making his debut at the venue with his brand new show, featuring songs from his new album, 'I'm Blue Skies', as wel…

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FIRST DATE to Celebrate Cast Album Release with Benefit Show at 54 Below, 10/15 by BroadwayWorld

The cast of Broadway's FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will celebrate the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album wi…

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Rachel Maddow, Elizabeth Marvel & More Set for PUBLIC FORUM Series This Fall by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis Executive Director, Patrick Willingham will kick off the fourth season ofPUBLIC FORUM with the new series Drama Club, a book club for plays…

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Sophia Grace INTO THE WOODS Exit Explained; Dad Comments by Pat Cerasaro

News broke earlier this week that young internet sensation Sophia Grace Brownlee had been replaced in the role of Little Red Riding Hood in director Rob Marshall's forthcoming big screen ada…

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STAGE TUBE: More from Inside MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Open Auditions by Stage Tube

Fox 5 News correspondent Jill Nicolini attended MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's nationwide open call casting search along with hundreds of excited hopefuls. Auditionees hoping to portray famous icons l…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Bryan Cranston in A.R.T.'s ALL THE WAY by BroadwayWorld

The American Repertory Theater A.R.T. at Harvard University released today its first photos of the sold-out production of All the Way, written by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Robert Sch…

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JERRY SPRINGER Opera Eyeing Broadway? Thomas Talks Plans & ANNA NICOLE by Pat Cerasaro

Librettist Richard Thomas discusses the controversial new modern opera ANNA NICOLE, based on the popular model and Reality Show star, as well as his buzz-worthy opera adaptation of JERRY SPR…

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Rick Foucheux, Meg Gillentine and Nehal Joshi Join MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Arena Stage by BroadwayWorld

Joining the cast of Mother Courage and Her Children are Arena Stage veterans Rick Foucheux Ah, Wilderness, Meg Gillentine Cabaret, Damn Yankees and Nehal Joshi The Music Man, Oklahoma. They …

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Rachel Dratch, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Urie and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in Long Island & NYC, 9/28 & 30 by BroadwayWorld

The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography will return on Saturday, September 28 at the Boulton Center for Performing Arts 37 West Main St., Bay Shore at 8 pm, and on Monday, Septe…

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CATS Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Now Available by Pat Cerasaro

A brand new Blu-ray edition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's mega-successful long-running musical based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS, is now available in an all-region Ultimate Edition release.

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SpectiCast DIRECT FROM BROADWAY Film Series Kicks Off 10/9 by Pat Cerasaro

SpectiCast and Broadway Worldwide spearhead the new Direct From Broadway film series, set to feature a handful of terrific filmed Broadway productions in movie theaters nationwide beginning …

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Photo Flash: Raul Esparza, Katie Finneran and Alec Baldwin at NBC's 2013 Fall Launch Party by TV News Desk

Raul Esparza, Katie Finneran and Alec Baldwin were among the Broadway vets at NBC's 2013 Fall Launch Party - hosted by Vanity Fair - held last night at The Top of The Standard in NY. Check o…

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Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller In SIN TWISTERS At 54 Below, 10/2 & 10/9 by Pat Cerasaro

Two notable theatrical luminaries set their sights on the stage of 54 Below for SIN TWISTERS, a new evening of story and song set to play this October at the cabaret hotspot.

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theatreWashington Unveils Revamped Helen Hayes Awards by BroadwayWorld

Following a year-long process of discernment and deliberation, the theatreWashington Board of Directors last week unanimously approved a significant restructuring of the Helen Hayes Awards t…

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Newsman Jim Lehrer back to playwriting with ‘Bell,’ a one-man play at National Geographic by Jessica Goldstein

Gregory McGurder, vice president for public programs at National Geographic, asked Jim Lehrer, former “PBS NewsHour” anchor turned novelist and playwright, if he’d be interested in wri…

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Theatre News: Birmingham Royal Ballet return to Salford with The Sleeping Beauty

Fairytale ballet The Sleeping Beauty will once again be enchanting audiences at The Lowry at the end of the month. Performed by a cast of over 80, the Birmingham Royal Ballet piece tells th…

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Audition Hopefuls Go Dancin’ in the Street for Motown The Musical’s Nationwide Casting Call by Broadway.com

Motown The Musical is looking for new faces to join the Broadway and national tour casts, so we hit the open call to find out what motivated these aspiring actors to audition (and befor…

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A Midsummer Night's Dream – review by Michael Billington

Noel Coward Theatre, LondonEver since the Polish critic, Jan Kott, wrote a famous essay viewing Shakespeare's play as a nightmarish fantasy, directors have been exploring the dark side of Th…

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RII: Theater Review by Myron Meisel

Shakespeare's 'Richard II' is given a nip and tuck in Pasadena.read more

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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The Afternoon Report, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway BBB SEASON PREVIEW: A New Play by Will Eno @…

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Helen Hayes Awards will split nominees into two groups based on Equity involvement by Nelson Pressley

Washington theater’s Helen Hayes Awards unveiled a major makeover Tuesday night, restructuring its maligned judging process and nearly doubling the number of prizes that can be handed out.…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: LOST GIRLS (Rogue Machine Theatre) by Samuel Bernstein

WOMEN WITH HEARTS OF IRON Before going to see Rogue Machine Theatre’s latest production, Lost Girls, I turned to my companion and asked, “Why is everything that Rogue does so good?” Th…

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Bay Area Theater Review: PLÁCIDO DOMINGO (Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley) by Tony Frankel

DOMINGO DAZZLES What do world-renowned singers do once they have reached the age of retirement? On the strength of their name, they fill cabarets and concert houses across the land with nost…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: TWILIGHT ZONE UNSCRIPTED (Falcon Theatre in Burbank) by Jason Rohrer

THE KEY OF IMAGINATION Many an actor, writer, and director settle for professionalism.  To get it up there and know your lines, to raise a question or resolve a story, to light the performe…

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Chicago Theater Review: THE KILLER ANGELS (Lifeline Theatre) by Lawrence Bommer

KILLER THEATER Recreating in part the pivotal Civil War battle fought 150 years ago this July, Lifeline Theatre’s labor of hate, powerfully staged by Matt Miller, is as cinematic as theate…

Linked From Stage and Cinema at 06:53PM

Randie Levine-Miller Broadway Showstopper Divos Swell Party by Magda Katz

Randie Levine-Miller Broadway Showstopper Divos Swell Party: Randie Levine-Miller's "Broadway Showstopper Divos - A Swell Party" brought the American Songbook alive last night.

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Cast, Broadway dates for 'Aladdin' musical

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson: The producers of “Aladdin,” the new musical from Disney, have announced the cast for the show’s Broadway premiere.  And there are some …

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Frances Ruffelle 54 Below Beneath the Dress are Many Layers by Craig Horsley

Frances Ruffelle 54 Below Beneath the Dress are Many Layers: Frances Ruffelle takes over the entire room of 54 Below and multiple characters take over Frances Ruffelle.

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Does Isherwood Want to Write About Theatre Anymore? by Isaac Butler

By Isaac Butler That was the question that lingered in my head after I read (most of) this interminable and insufferable piece about whether or not there's too much Shakespeare going on. It …

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Review: 'Breath and Imagination' captures voice of Roland Hayes by Philip Brandes

“How will I ever have a career if I don’t sound like everyone else?” doubts young tenor Roland Hayes at a supremely ironic point in “Breath and Imagination,” Da…

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Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana: The New York Pops and Ronald McDonald House New York Benefit at 54 Below by Call Me Adam

"Call Me Adam" chats with Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana from Broadway's "Cinderella" about being the featured performers in the The New York Pops and Ronald McDonald House New York benefit…

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First 'Spider-Man' hero says 'it's hard to leave' by Associated Press

NEW YORK — Reeve Carney, the actor who played the hero in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" for three years on Broadway, returned to his dressing room to clean it out Monday, a day after bi…

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Broadway’s Raul Esparza, Katie Finneran, Alec Baldwin Launch NBC’s TV Fall Season by Sandi Durell

              Raúl Esparza, Katie Finneran and Alec Baldwin were among the Broadway vets at NBC’s 2013 Fall Launch Party - hosted by Vanity Fair …

Linked From Theater Pizzazz at 06:42PM

Date comedy is more than just a funny night out by Kerry Reid

THEATER REVIEW: "Set Up" by Theatrebam Chicago at Studio BE ★★★ KERRY REID reviews "Set Up" by Theatrebam Chicago at Studio BE ★★★ ... Back in 2005, I sa…

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Radio City Plans a Spring Spectacular, ‘Heart & Lights’ by Gia Kourlas

A section of “Heart & Lights,” the Rockettes’ first spring production at Radio City Music Hall since 1997, will be unveiled on Wednesday on “America’s Got Talent.”  &nb…

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Theater Review: ‘The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle’ Comes to 59E59 by Claudia La Rocco

“The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle,” a play about a man’s immediate afterlife, is having its American premiere at 59E59 Theaters.    

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Dora, Unicorn, London by Susan Elkin

Unicorn, London: In effect this one woman show, aimed at over 4s, is a two-hander with Verity Quinn's witty set as the second actor. Dora is an elderly lady waking up to her sea of clut…

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First Night: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Sheridan Smith excels as pot-smoking Titania

They've been presented, in recent years, as everything from a bevy of bolshy St. Trinian's types in tutus and Doc Martens to a gang of faintly menacing Indian street performers. Now, in his …

Linked From The Independent at 06:37PM

BBB SEASON PREVIEW: A New Play by Will Eno at Signature Theatre Company by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Signature is delighted to welcome back Residency Five playwright Will Eno for a second premiere production. His play Title and Deed, produced during the Company’s Inaugural Season at The P…

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NYC's Rainbow Room will reopen to public in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's Rainbow Room, where music greats Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo and others performed, will reopen to the public in the fall of 2014....

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Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad tackle Shakespeare by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Condola Rashad snagged the coveted role of Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom's Romeo on Broadway, she was overjoyed. Now she could get finally get some answers....

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Broadway’s Beth Williams Launches Grove Entertainment by Gordon Cox

Beth Williams, currently CEO of Key Brand Entertainment’s theater division, will hang out her own shingle, launching a new production company called Grove Entertainment starting next y…

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Richard Linklater to Receive Director Tribute at 2013 Gotham Awards by Gordon Cox

The Gotham Independent Film Awards have named indie stalwart Richard Linklater as the recipient of the kudos’ annual director tribute. Filmmaker will be honored alongside Katherine Oliver,…

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Helen Hayes ‘Makeover’ Announced – Now We Have ‘Helen’ and ‘Hayes’ Nominations And you will Still Win the Helen Hayes Award by Admin

If you were ‘split’ on how you wanted the Helen Hayes Awards to look in the future-then you will be pleased to hear that there are now ‘Helen’ and ‘Hayes’…

Linked From DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:19PM

‘First Date’ Cast to Celebrate Cast Album Release at 54 Below by Broadway's Best Shows

The cast of Broadway’s First Date, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will celebrate the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album …

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Review: Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera House)

Revolution is in the air on Bow Street, as the Royal Opera pulls another corker of a revival out of the bag with David McVicar's exemplary staging of Mozart's sublime comedy, Le nozze di Fig…

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Patrick Stewart on Skipping a Honeymoon with Sunny Ozell to Jump Into Rehearsals For Godot and No Man’s Land by Lindsay Champion

Two weeks ago, Patrick Stewart tied the knot with singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell, but now is not the time for a honeymoon. After all, the Star Trek: The Next Generation favorite is about to t…

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Ready to Throw the Hammer! Tony Nominee Craig Bierko Begins Performances as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda by Ryan Gilbert

Broadway's Matilda welcomes Tony nominee Craig Bierko to the "revolting" company beginning September 17 at the Shubert Theatre. Bierko had been scheduled to succeed Tony nomine…

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Anna Nicole Opera, With Sarah Joy Miller, Mary Testa and James Barbour, at BAM by Matthew Blank

Anna Nicole, the Mark-Anthony Turnage-Richard Thomas opera about late tabloid and reality star Anna Nicole Smith, receives its U.S. debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music beginning Sept. 17 …

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Rick Foucheux, Meg Gillentine and Nehal Joshi Cast of Arena Stage's Mother Courage, Starring Kathleen Turner by Carey Purcell

Arena Stage has announced additional casting for its 2014 production of Mother Courage and Her Children.

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PHOTO CALL: Bryan Cranston Is Lyndon B. Johnson in American Repertory Theater's All The Way by Matthew Blank

The American Repertory Theater production of All The Way, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's new drama that stars Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. J…

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Producer Reveals Details for Patti LuPone's "American Horror Story" Role by Adam Hetrick

"American Horror Story: Coven" executive producer Tim Minear has revealed details on the character to be played by two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in the third season of th…

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Theater Review: ‘Sacred Elephant,’ a Monologue Directed by Geoffrey Hyland by Claudia La Rocco

“Sacred Elephant,” at La MaMa, elevates the creature and despairs over its fate.    

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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The Marriage of Maria Braun by J. Robert Williams

SCENA Theatre continues to mount vital international works in its 26th year, kicking off the season with a stage adaptation of the 1979 film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, The Marriage of Mari…

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Spotlight on: "Big Fish"

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, and Bobby Steggart star in a new musical that’s a tribute to the power of family, dreaming big, and the unpredictable adventure of life itself.

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Moscow Ballet -Great Russian Nutcracker – Goldstar Discount! by Sandi Durell

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001) FULL PRICE $104.25 – $141.05 OUR PRICE $52.13 – $70.53* Buy Now…

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TT: Almanac

"There is a great deal of difference between the eager man who wants to read a book, and the tired...

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TT: Snapshot

Igor Stravinsky records his L'histoire du soldat suite in 1954. The players are Alexander Schneider, Julius Levine, David Oppenheim, Loren...

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‘You Never Can Tell” – deserves another look! by Sandi Durell

  by: Peter Haas   One of the season’s most delightful, sweetest and most literate productions — a collaboration of two of the city’s famed and finest Off Broadway theater...The …

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Photo Flash: Go Back to School With Broadway's Spider-Man by David Gordon

Is your child dreading the current back-to-school period? Alleviate the stress with Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which is giving all school children who attend upcoming performa…

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September 17, 2013 | Broadway Photo of The Day 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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Cheyenne Jackson Will Make Birdland Concert Debut by Andrew Gans

Stage and screen star Cheyenne Jackson, who was most recently on Broadway in The Performers, will make his Birdland debut in December.

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The Girl From Bare Cove, Original Folk Opera With Five Actor-Musicians, Given World Premiere Sept. 17-19 by Michael Gioia

The Girl From Bare Cove, an original folk opera written for five actor-musicians, is given its world premiere Sept. 17-19. Free presentations of the piece are held at the Alchemical Theater …

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Cast of Broadway's First Date Will Celebrate Album Release at 54 Below by Michael Gioia

The cast of Broadway's First Date, the new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, will celebrate the release of their original Broadway cast album with a cabaret, ben…

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Joe Pantoliano Speaks Out Via Twitter and Facebook Following Bronx Bombers Departure by Adam Hetrick

Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Pantoliano, who was to play Yogi Berra in the world premiere of Eric Simonson's Yankee's drama Bronx Bombers, has commented about his departure from the …

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Motown The Musical Casting Search Open Audition “Fox 5 News” Segment by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

“Fox 5 News” correspondent Jill Nicolini attended MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s nationwide open call casting search along with hundreds of excited hopefuls. Auditionees hoping to portray fa…

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Philly’s InterAct Has Two World Premieres in 2013-14, One About Cheesesteaks “Whiz” Attitude by Kenneth Jones

A blog news item about the two world-premiere titles in InterAct Theatre Company's 2013-14 season in Philadelphia.

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Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed Reprise Roles to Headline Cast of Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ by Diamond Grant

Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed will reprise the roles of Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively, which they originally held in the Seattle premiere of Disney’s Aladdin, for Toronto and Broa…

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Theater Pizzazz’ Joe Regan, Jr. Recognized with 2013 What A Wonderful Year Award! by Sandi Durell

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOE REGAN, JR. !   Joe has been involved at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Luis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine in a program called Music for AIR....The…

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Adolescence, Privilege, and Racial Identity in "Annie Bosh is Missing" by HowlRound

The play is set in Nabers’ hometown of Houston, just after Hurricane Katrina sent a flood of mostly Black refugees to seek shelter there in 2005. Racial anxieties simmer and bubble, as the…

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Work from Curiosity, not Judgement by Khanisha Foster

The Monday after the Travyon Martin/George Zimmerman verdict came in I sit with 80 youth in a rehearsal room at The Goodman Theatre. While Chicago is known for being one the the most segrega…

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PHOTOS: Ovation Awards Nominees Announcement by LA Stage Alliance

Here are photos from the 2013 Ovation Awards nominations announcement on Monday.

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Apocalypse? D’oh! Scott Brown Reviews Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

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Highlights From Barry Manilow's Harmony at the Alliance Theatre

Harmony — A New Musical, featuring music by Barry Manilow and book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, is now playing at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The musical inspired by the C…

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Phillipa Soo, David Abeles & the Cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 to Reprise Roles for Uptown Transfer by Marc Snetiker

Natasha and Pierre are staying put! Phillipa Soo, David Abeles and the complete cast of the downtown production of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 will reprise their roles for th…

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Sierra Boggess, Glenn Close & More Stars Share Stories of Their ‘Kind, Smart & Brilliant’ Mentor, Hal Prince by Lindsay Champion

Broadway stars came out in droves on September 16 to salute legendary director and producer Harold Prince, a man who gave many of them—including Glenn Close, Sierra Boggess and Rebecca…

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Glenn Close, Angela Lansbury, Sierra Boggess, Emily Skinner and More Honor Harold Prince at Star-Studded American Theatre Wing Gala by Harry Haun

The American Theatre Wing honored director and producer Harold Prince with a star-studded gala Sept. 16. Playbill.com was there.

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Following Injury, Craig Bierko Joins Broadway Cast of Matilda Sept. 17 by Adam Hetrick

Craig Bierko (The Music Man, Thou Shalt Not, Guys and Dolls), whose first performance in the Broadway prodiuction of Matilda was delayed due to an injury, will begin performances as Miss Tru…

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Krysta Rodriguez, Nick Blaemire and More Will Be Part of Joe Iconis & Family at 54 Below by Michael Gioia

Krysta Rodriguez, who stars in the new Broadway musical First Date, and Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Dogfight) are among the performers who will be part of Joe Iconis & Family at 54 Below th…

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Frances Ruffelle Invites Audiences Beneath the Dress in Revealing Performance at 54 Below by Carey Purcell

Tony winner Frances Ruffelle returned to 54 Below with her one-woman show Beneath the Dress Sept. 16. Playbill.com was there.

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at Broadway's Soul Doctor With Heather Parcells by Matthew Blank

Musical theatre favorite Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line, Wonderland) is back on Broadway in Soul Doctor, a new musical about the life of controversial Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. She shares a t…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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BOB: Blessed Be the Dysfunction that Binds by Sandi Durell

    By: JK Clarke   Most people experience hardships growing up. Some childhoods are certainly more difficult than others; but as young people, we are self-centered and think that...T…

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Heidi Blickenstaff in cabaret at Signature by Jennifer Perry

Like any respectable musical theatre nerd, I reveled in seeing Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen’s ‘little show that could,’ [title of show], make it to Broadway in 2008.  The hilarious musi…

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National Geo debuts Bell by Jeffrey Walker

Bell rings with truth, a fitting tribute The tribute to the life-loving and life-changing inventor Alexander Graham Bell would be welcome on any stage but feels very much at home in the Gros…

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Philip Goes Forth by Richard Seff

George Kelly is one of those excellent playwrights who flourished in the Golden Age of Broadway. Born in 1887 in Schuylkill Falls, Pennsylvania, he was the seventh of ten children born to th…

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GALA’s world premiere: interludes from Spain’s Golden Age. We talk with director Jose Luis Arellano Garcia by Rosalind Lacy

José Luis Arellano García A play composed of interludes? In pursuit of tracking down what I suspected would be an interesting story about GALA Hispanic Theatre’s world premiere of Ca…

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Gee’s Bend by Debbie Jackson

MetroStage’s production of Gee’s Bend is everything I could possibly hope for.  The story spans seventy years in ninety minutes and explores characters behind the famed Gee’s Bend…

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Tristan and Isolde by Susan Galbraith

There are many brave aspects of this elegantly sparse production, including its hypnotic single set of rippling silk walls and composer Richard Wagner’s romantic yearnings stripped-down to…

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The Pitmen Painters by Steven McKnight

Usually when theatre tackles the subject of art is does so through the eyes of artists (Red, Sunday in the Park with George), or at least looks at art through the lense of educated men (Art)…

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Hands on a Hardbody, Original Broadway Cast Recording by Brad Hathaway

When you say “the recording is better than the show was” sometimes it is a positive comment on the recording and sometimes it is a negative comment on the show. In this case, it …

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ArtsBeat: American Theater Wing Gala Sets Fund-Raising Record by Patrick Healy

The American Theater Wing raised $700,000 on Monday night at the Plaza Hotel, where 450 guests gathered to honor the director and producer Harold Prince.    

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Competition: Win 2 tickets to Iron at Old Red Lion Theatre by Rob Cook

You could be in for a chance to win two tickets to Iron at the Old Red Lion Theatre with your friends at AYT. To enter follow the information below… Bold Over Theatre present the first…

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Competition: Win tickets to Heaven in Berlin by Rob Cook

AYT give their readers another chance to see some theatre for free! Two tickets are available for Heaven in Berlin at Testbed1, Battersea. Tickets redeemable for any performance from 25th …

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The Vaudeville of Hank Williams by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of one of America’s greatest songwriters and performers, Hiram “Hank” Williams (1923-1953). Unlike his precursor Jimmie Rogers, Williams came along to…

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Theater News: Craig Bierko Will Join Broadway's Matilda Tonight as Miss Trunchbull by David Gordon

Craig Bierko, who was set to join the company of Broadway's Matilda The Musical on September 3 but was forced to sit out due to a shoulder injury, will officially join the production at the …

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Theater News: The Downtown Cast of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Moves to Times Square for a Midtown Run by Hayley Levitt

The complete cast of the hit downtown production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 will continue performances in the Times Square area beginning Tuesday, September 24. The show's …

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Talkback With Dan Rather at ‘The Trip To Bountiful’ on September 17 by Broadway's Best Shows

The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote’s American masterpiece, The Trip To Bountiful, will host a special free talkback following the performance on Tuesday, September 17 with ac…

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Hey CTG, Your Fanny’s in Fullerton by Don Shirley

Center Theatre Group lost one "Funny Girl" but should check out the 3-D Theatricals version with phenomenal Nicole Parker, in Fullerton. Also, the Colony's "Breath and Imagination."

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MATILDA on WLNY-TV’s “Live from the Couch” tomorrow, Wed. Sep. 18 by Jackie Green

The four girls who share the title role in MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be guests on WLNY TV’s “Live from The Couch” tomorrow morning Wednesday September 18 between 8-9 AM.  They are Soph…

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Glenn Close, Angela Lansbury & More Honor Harold Prince at 2013 American Theatre Wing Gala by Lindsay Champion

A bevy of Broadway’s biggest stars assembled at the Plaza Hotel on September 16 to honor a theatrical legend: 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince! The 2013 American Theatre Wing ga…

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Top Five! Krysta Rodriguez Meows, Joe Manganiello Smolders & Charl Brown Socializes in the Week’s Hottest Videos by Broadway.com

Broadway.com is your top source for exclusive video features, from backstage vloggers to chat shows to our eponymous news show. Click below to enjoy our most-watched videos from September 11…

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Sutton Foster Unveils Gorgeous Artworks at NYC Gallery Opening by Kathy Henderson

Is there anything Sutton Foster can’t do? The two-time Tony winner has now added “artist” to her resume, and she celebrated a joint opening with Julien Havard at the presti…

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Bolshoi artistic director returns after acid attack to reveal new ballet season by Shaun Walker

Sergei Filin faces world's media as company seeks to move on from year of violence and scandalThe man in the dark glasses sat quietly on the Bolshoi's stage, unintroduced for over half an ho…

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Politics and Aesthetics and Social Movements! (A How-To Guide, Extracted from the Brain of Jacques Rancière) by Nick Benacerraf

Jacques Rancière is a political philosopher who is all the rage in art circles right now. His theories are geared to help emancipate the peoples’ imagination about how social change c…

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Film and the Philharmonic Sound Off in The Art of the Score: Film Week at Avery Fisher Hall by Harry Haun

Playbill.com offers a look at the stories behind the songs featured in The Art of the Score: Film Week.  

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Complete Downtown Cast Will Transfer to Times Square for Return of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by Michael Gioia

Producers Howard and Janet Kagan confirmed Sept. 17 that the complete final cast from the downtown production of Dave Malloy's critically praised musical Natasha, Pierre & The G…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Ramin Karimloo and Toronto Les Misérables Cast Perform "Bring Him Home" and "One Day More" (Video) by Playbill Staff

Rehearsals are currently underway for the Toronto premiere of the 25th-anniversary edition of Les Misérables, starring Ramin Karimloo (London's The Phantom of the Opera and L…

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Live Newsies Chat Will Feature Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, Adam Kaplan and John Michael Fiumara by Andrew Gans

Several cast members from the acclaimed Broadway musical Newsies will take part in a live online chat as part of “Newsies Fan Week," which continues through Sept. 21.

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Wesley Taylor and Mitchell Jarvis Launch Kickstarter Campaign for New Season of "It Could Be Worse" by Andrew Gans

A Kickstarter campaign has been started to fund the second season of "It Could Be Worse," the showbiz-minded, scripted comedy series co-created and written by longtime actor-collab…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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The Old Friends by StageGrade

Are critics welcoming "The Old Friends"?

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Exploring Stereotypes in 'Fetch Clay, Make Man'

A relationship between two prominent African-Americans with markedly different profiles is at the heart of "Fetch Clay, Make Man," a new play by Will Power at New York Theater Workshop. The …

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‘Aladdin’ Conjures Up Cast for Broadway Debut by Dcontray

Aladdin, the stage version of the 1992 Disney animated film, has found its cast. Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed, who played the lead roles of Aladdin and Jasmine in the Seattle premiere, will…

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Center Theatre Group leads 2012-2013 Ovation Awards nominations by Jamie Wetherbe

Productions that received the most nominations included 3-D Theatricals' staging of "Parade" with 12 nominations; the West Coast premiere of "Triassic Parq: The Musical" at the Chance Theatr…

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In Review: FREUD'S LAST SESSION & Other Theatre News by Tu Comm Dept

From September 5-8, 2013, the Taylor University Theatre put on a play to raise money for the James Francis Scholarship for theatre students at the University. The play, Freud’s Last Sessio…

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Theater review: A high-minded, low-comedy ‘Don Juan’ by Nelson Pressley

Ahem, harrumph: Commedia dell’arte, the Renaissance style involving comic archetypes, masks and improvisation, is a deceptively intellectual tradition well suited for interpretations of …

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Muslim Comics Tour America To Fight Stereotypes With Laughs

'The Muslims Are Coming!' is a new documentary that follows Muslim comics performing stand-up routines all over the U.S. Their mission: help Americans equate Islam with funny, not fundamenta…

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Between Shows: C.O.G. Starring Jonathan Groff by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

This week’s Between Shows is the new movie C.O.G. starring Broadway’s own Jonathan Groff. C.O.G., which is based on an autobiographical story by famed humorist David Sedaris, tel…

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Photo Flash: Broadway's Motown the Musical Holds Open Auditions by David Gordon

Hundreds of prospective Broadway stars lined 45th Street through 8th Avenue on Friday, September 13 for their chance to audition for roles in Motown the Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Thea

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Theater News: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen — Next Stop, the Empire State Building! by Hayley Levitt

From Times Square to the Empire State Building, Broadway's favorite sirs are making their way through New York City's most popular tourist attractions, and taking a moment to plug their upco…

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Disney Announces Full Cast and Details for Aladdin by Chris Luner

A Whole New World Is Coming To Broadway! While Disney theatrical is currently running a pretty solid business on Broadway, a brand new production is preparing to fly in for the spring 2014 s…

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Live on HowlRound TV: The Violence Divide: Race and Class Disparities in the Media’s Response to Gun Violence—Thurs, Sept 19 by HowlRound

The Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research and ArtsEmerson:The World On Stage present a panel discussion on the presence of race and class disparities in media respon…

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First Day of Rehearsal With Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ (PHOTOS) by Broadway's Best Shows

The full cast of Disney’s Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award® winning animated film, began rehearsals today in New York City. Aladdin will launch at Toronto’s Ed Mirv…

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Reeve Carney’s Final Curtain Call in ‘Spider-Man’ (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

Reeve Carney takes his final bow as Spider-Man on Broadway before announcing his successor, Justin Matthew Sargent. Reeve played his final performance on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Justin b…

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Ethan Coen’s Baby Mama Drama Women or Nothing Opens Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Oscar winner Ethan Coen and acclaimed stage director David Cromer celebrated the opening night of Coen's Women or Nothing on September 16. Atlantic Theater Company is presenting thi…

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Watch Ramin Karimloo Preview 'Bring Him Home' and 'One Day More' from Les Miserables in Toronto by Ryan Gilbert

West End star Ramin Karimloo is starring in a forthcoming Toronto production of Les Miserables, and fans who are eager to get a glimpse of the theater heartthrob as Jean Valjean are in …

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Hildegard Bechtler, designer – portrait of the artist by Laura Barnett

Theatre designer Hildegard Bechtler talks about jettisoning film, putting live horses on stage, and why she isn't a fan of awards seasonWhat got you started?We didn't have much when I was gr…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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The Verdict: Critics Review Ethan Coen's Women Or Nothing, Directed by David Cromer, at Atlantic Theater Company by Playbill Staff

Ethan Coen’s first full-length play, Women Or Nothing, starring Tony Award nominee Deborah Rush, Halley Feiffer, Susan Pourfar and Robert Beitzel, officially opened Sept. 16 at the Atl…

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Noel S. Ruiz, Founder and Executive Director of Long Island's Creative Ministries, Dies at 58 by Steven Carl McCasland

Noel S. Ruiz, founder and executive director of Long Island's Creative Ministries, died on Sept. 15 at the age of 58. He was at a wedding, celebrating with loved ones, when he became ill…

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Autumn Hurlbert, Luba Mason, AJ Shively and Lenny Wolpe Set for Reading of New Musical Pumped by Andrew Gans

Staged readings of the new musical Pumped will be presented Sept. 26-27 at the Roundabout Theater Rehearsal Studios in Manhattan.

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Anne L. Nathan, Kevin Massey, Katie Rose Clarke, F. Michael Haynie, Dee Roscioli Set for Free Broadway's Future Concert by Andrew Gans

Broadway’s Future Songbook Series — presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul — will kick off its new season Sept. 30 in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public …

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"Backstage Pass to Broadway" Memoir, Penned by Theatre Press Agent Susan L. Schulman, Released by Heliotrope Books by Michael Gioia

"Backstage Pass to Broadway: True Tales of a Theatre Press Agent," a memoir by theatrical press agent Susan L. Schulman, was released by Heliotrope Books Sept. 16.

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PHOTO CALL: Reeve Carney Takes Final Flight in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by Matthew Blank

Reeve Carney, who originated the dual roles of Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, took his final flight with the musical Sept. 15. At curtain call, …

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"Five Dances," Contemporary Dance Film Starring Matilda's Ryan Steele, Will Open in New York in October by Michael Gioia

"Five Dances," a new film from writer-director Alan Brown ("Private Romeo") that stars Matilda and Newsies dancer Ryan Steele, will open in New York City Oct. 4 at Cinema…

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Brave New World: The Tempest's Dancing Youngsters by Cara Joy David

There was an infectious spirit at the Public Theater's free Public Works' production of The Tempest -- so much of it was joyous it was hard not to just go with it.

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Watch Ramin Karimloo and the Cast of LES MISERABLES Perform at Press Preview, Talk Rehearsals & More! by Alan Aronshtam

BroadwayWorld Contributing Editor Alan Aronshtam was able to attend the Les Miserables Press Preview where he spoke to the cast about the upcoming Canadian revival of Les Miserables.

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BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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VIDEO: Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley Draw Praise on DWTS Premiere by TV News Desk

On last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS season premiere, 'High School Musical' star Corbin Bleu performed a contemporary number with pro partner Karina Smirnoff.

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American Theatre Wing Gala Raises Nearly $700,000 by BroadwayWorld

The American Theatre Wing William Ivey Long, Chair Heather Hitchens, Executive Director announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in t…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/17- Constantine Maroulis by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Constantine Maroulis 'American Idol' finalist Maroulis earned a 2009 Best Actor Tony Award nomination for portraying Drew, an aspiring musician with pipes of steel in the Ton…

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Photo Coverage: On the American Theatre Wing Gala Red Carpet with Honoree Harold Prince & More! by Walter McBride

The American Theatre Wing William Ivey Long, Chair Heather Hitchens, Executive Director announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in t…

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New York City Opera and BAM Begin U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera Today by BroadwayWorld

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin today, Sept. 17, with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist …

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons' MR. BURNS by Jessica Gordon

Playwrights Horizons presents its New York premiere production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, a new play byAnne Washburn, with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman. Directed by S…

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Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Opens WOMEN OR NOTHING by Jennifer Broski

Atlantic Theater Company Neil Pepe, Artistic Director Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director presents Robert Beitzel, Halley Feiffer, Susan Pourfar and Tony Award nominee Deborah Rush in the worl…

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EMMYS COVERAGE 2013: BWW Salutes Stage & Screen Legend Al Pacino by Matthew Allen

In anticipation of the live 65th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on CBS this Sunday, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we ta…

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Photo Coverage: Calling All Von Trapps! Inside the Kids Audition for NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC by Kevin Thomas Garcia

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, NBC's upcoming live broadcast of 'The Sound of Music' will feature a handful of Broadway veterans to join previously announced Carrie Underwood and Steph…

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Hottest Articles on BWW 9/10/2013 - 9/17/2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9102013 - 9172013.

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Photo Coverage: Inside the American Theatre Wing Gala Cocktail Party! by Walter McBride

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the cocktail party below Click here to check out photos from the red carpet

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MATILDA Cast Members to Crash Google+ Hangouts this Week, 9/19 by BroadwayWorld

In honor of Roald Dahl Month, members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL cast will be crashing Hangouts on Google Thursday, September 19. For a chance to video chat w…

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In the Spotlight: Cast of A TIME TO KILL by Walter McBride

Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of John Grisham's A Time To Kill is set to open on Broadway on October 20, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre 252 West 45th Street. Ethan McSweeny will direct, w…

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Pearl Theatre Company's YOU NEVER CAN TELL by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The Pearl Theatre Company kicks off its 30th anniversary season-the second season in its new home on West 42nd Street-with the first New York revival in 15 years of George Bernard Shaw's You…

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Peter Palmer Set for THEATRE CHAT Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Join the celebration with...'Mr. Showbusiness' on Jimmy Ferraror's Theatre Chat and This 'n That, tomorrow, WED. SEPT. 18th, broadcasting LIVE on WWJB - regionally and nationally at www.wwjb…

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BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA on Bill Nolte - A Wonderful Guy by Guest Blogger: Eric Ulloa

Sometimes the stars align and the universe grants us the rare opportunity to see an actor in a role that they were born to play one day. To say that Bill Nolte is 'Tony Esposito' is the unde…

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Public Theater Extends Elevator Repair Service's ARGUENDO Through 10/13 by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis Executive Director, Patrick Willingham announced a one week extension today for the world premiere of Elevator Repair Service's ARGUENDO, d…

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CHICAGO, AMERICAN IDIOT, Brian Bedford-Led THE LAST CONFESSION & More Added to Mirvish's 50th Anniversary Season by BroadwayWorld

David Mirvish celebrates 50 years of his family producing and presenting theatre by announcing a busy new season of shows for 2013-14. In total, Mirvish Productions will present 18 shows an…

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NEXT TO NORMAL, PARADE & More Nominated for 2013 Ovation Awards by BroadwayWorld

Nominees for the 2013 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 16 at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles, which is owned and operated by the C…

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EMMYS COVERAGE 2013: BWW Salutes Stage & Screen Star Elaine Stritch by Matthew Allen

In anticipation of the live 65th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on CBS this Sunday, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we ta…

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New York Public Library Opens THE LINE KING- Al Hirschfeld Exhibition on 10/17 by BroadwayWorld

In The Line King's Library Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library, The Library for the Performing Arts presents the largest exhibition of Al Hirschfeld's artwork and archival material …

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STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Clifton Oliver, Jonas Cohen and More in Arkansas Rep's PAL JOEY by Stage Tube

A re-conceived version of the Rodgers amp Hart 1940 classic Pal Joey is now running at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. After an enthusiastically received concert reading at Pasadena's presti…

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STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME - Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory, David Hess & More! by Stage Tube

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Ragtime, the sweeping musical which will kick off The Rep's 201314 60th Anniversary Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse theater. Meet the cast and check …

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SHREK THE MUSICAL Arrives on Deluxe Edition Blu-Ray & DVD Tuesday, October 15 by Heath Schwartz

LOS ANGELES, CA – The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ SHREK THE MUSICAL, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie…

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Photo Flash: Broadway's Motown The Musical Holds Open Auditions for Leading Roles by David Gordon

Hundreds of prospective Broadway stars lined 45th Street through 8th Avenue on Friday, September 13, for their chance to audition for roles in Motown The Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne The

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Broadway Bound ‘Aladdin’ Begins Rehearsals by Broadway's Best Shows

 The full cast of Disney’s Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award® winning animated film, began rehearsals today in New York City. Aladdin will launch at Toronto’…

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Review: Ha Ha Holmes (Tour - Manchester)

Manchester Opera House The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes story. Ha Ha Holmes takes this dark tale and turns it into slapstick come…

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Highlights From Fetch Clay, Make Man Directed by Des McAnuff

The New York Theatre Workshop production of Will Power's Fetch Clay, Make Man stars Ray Fisher and K. Todd Freeman as real life African American figures who achieved renown for very differ…

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Tickets to MCC’s Small Engine Repair, Starring Keegan Allen & More, Are Now Available by Broadway.com

Tickets are now available for MCC Theater’s fall thriller Small Engine Repair. Written by John Pollono and directed by Jo Bonney, the New York premiere runs at the Lucille Lortel Theat…

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Arguendo Extends World Premiere Run at the Public Theater by Broadway.com

Elevator Repair Service’s political riff Arguendo—which retells a 1991 Supreme Court case about exotic dancers, public nudity and the First Amendment—has extended its world…

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Take a Fierce First Look at the Family Drama in William Inge’s Natural Affection by Marc Snetiker

When William Inge’s Natural Affection opened on Broadway in 1962 amid a newspaper strike, the run lasted for just 36 performances. Now, The Actors Company Theatre is presenting th…

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Scottsboro Boys, Legally Blonde, Next to Normal and Parade Receive LA Ovation Award Nominations by Adam Hetrick

The Center Theatre Group staging of Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys, the La Mirada production of Next to Normal and new works by Jennifer Haley and Marco Ramirez are among the 2013 …

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Elevator Repair Service's Arguendo Extends Public Theater Engagement by Adam Hetrick

The Public Theater has extended the world premiere of Elevator Repair Service's Arguendo, inspired by the Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre, an additional week of performances.

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PHOTO CALL: Ethan Coen's Women Or Nothing, Directed by David Cromer, Opens Off-Broadway by Matthew Blank

Ethan Coen’s first full-length play, Women Or Nothing, officially opened Sept. 16 following previews that began Aug. 28 at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gro…

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Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Offers Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway, Including Backstage Pass Prize and More by Michael Gioia

The high-flying Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is giving school children who attend a performance during the "back-to-school" period a free limited-edition Spider-Ma…

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The Legend of Mike Smith, The Studio, Birmingham Rep by Pat Ashworth

The Studio, Birmingham Rep : Soweto Kinch describes this staged performance of his album, The Legend of Mike Smith, as all-immersive, something that has pushed him physically, mentally and c…

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Obituaries: Slim Ingram by Robert V Kenny

A gifted all-rounder, the company manager and stage director Cyril Ingram, known as “Slim”, worked with a veritable who’s who of artists in comedy, variety and pantomime during more th…

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Obituaries: Marian McPartland by Richard Anthony Baker

Having made her professional debut at the Norwich Empire, the jazz pianist Marian McPartland moved to America at the end of the Second World War and hosted a radio programme that ran for mor…

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Jenny Lee Mitchell IS Typhoid Mary in “Paranormal Asylum” by Trav S.D.

Around our house we are big fans of A) Ghosts; B) the Victorian Era; C) Famous Murderers; and D) Jenny Lee Mitchell! So we are excited to report the news that the home video DVD of JennyR…

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Production News: The Two Worlds of Charlie F to embark on 2014 tour by Nicola Merrifield

The Two Worlds of Charlie F by Owen Sheers is to tour the UK next year. The play, which includes wounded, injured and sick ex-service men and women, was originally performed at a charity fun…

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Photo Flash: Kim Cattrall, Glenn Close, and Patrick Stewart Honor Legendary Broadway Director Harold Prince at 2013 American Theatre Wing Gala by David Gordon

The American Theatre Wing honored legendary Broadway director and producer Harold Prince at the organization's annual gala, held Monday, September 16, at the Plaza Hotel. Raising nearly $700…

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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s Open Call Audition Featured on NY1 News by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

On September 13, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL hosted a nationwide open call casting search inside the historic Lunt Fontanne Theatre for African American singers for both the flagship Broadway product…

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Amy Herzog: On Family, Grief and Playwriting by Julie Haverkate

Back in June, TCG published Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles & After the Revolution. After the Revolution is a moving portrait of an American family forced to reconcile its thorny and delicate …

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Review: Daytona (Mold)

Theatre Clywd, Mold We are in the late twentieth century but events further back will resurface to propel this story forward. The setting is an apartment in New York where we meet Joe and E…

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The Old Friends, Starring Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote & Lois Smith, Extends a Second Time Off-Broadway by Lindsay Champion

Get to know The Old Friends for one more week! The off-Broadway world premiere of Horton Foote’s drama has been extended for one week at the Irene Diamond Stage. The acc…

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Tickets Now Available for Broadway’s Beautiful, Starring Jessie Mueller as Carole King by Broadway.com

Looking to feel the earth move under your feet? Then get your tickets today to see the new bio musical Beautiful about the life of famed singer/songwriter Carole King. Directed by Marc Bruni…

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The Hills Are Alive! Check Out Carrie Underwood as Maria in The Sound of Music Poster by Josh Ferri

American Idol and Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood is getting set to take on the iconic musical theater role of Maria Rainer in a live TV production of The Sound of Music. The Rodgers an…

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Romeo and Juliet's Jayne Houdyshell on Finding Humor and Freshness in Shakespeare's Tragedy by Jayne Houdyshell

About the author: Since receiving her first Tony nomination for her Broadway debut as a demanding mother in 2003’s Well, Jayne Houdyshell has played some outlandish characters on the …

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Script Analysis for Actors – Five Steps to Building Your Foundation by Craig Mason

Be sure to grab the free PDF version of this guide (link at the end of the post). It includes some goodies that aren’t in this post. You’ve got the part! Congratulations. Your script…

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Teamwork: the power of the dance ensemble by Judith Mackrell

The Dutch National Ballet, with its new mixed programme, Corps, is just the latest group of dancers to show a united frontReading on mobile? Click to viewDuets may often be the emotional hea…

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The Times drops Libby Purves as chief theatre critic by Josh Halliday

Veteran BBC broadcaster and writer says 'is not my decision in any way' as she departs after three years at the paperLibby Purves has been dropped as the chief theatre critic of the Times af…

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That Face Playwright Polly Stenham Will Make U.K. TV Writing Debut With "Foxtrot" by Carey Purcell

Playwright Polly Stenham will make her U.K. television debut with the drama "Foxtrot," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Libby Purves, Chief Theatre Critic of The Times in London, Fired by Mark Shenton

Libby Purves, who has been chief theatre critic of the Times in London since succeeding Benedict Nightingale in the post in 2010, has been let go from the job.

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New Competition Launched for British Writers and Composers of New Musicals; £12,000 Award to Be Presented by Mark Shenton

A new competition is being launched for British writers and composers to create a brand-new musical. Presented by new writing organization Perfect Pitch in association with Northampton's…

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Tom Sturridge, Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen Among Cast of "Far From the Madding Crowd" Film by Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge and Drama Desk Award nominee Carey Mulligan are among the cast of Fox Searchlight Pictures' upcoming film "Far From the Madding Crowd."

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Horton Foote's The Old Friends, Starring Hallie Foote, Betty Buckley and Lois Smith, Extends Off-Broadway Engagement by Carey Purcell

Horton Foote's The Old Friends, starring Tony winner Betty Buckley, Tony nominee Hallie Foote and Tony nominee Lois Smith, has extended performances through Oct. 13 at&nbs…

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Broadway Box-Office Analysis, Sept. 9-15, 2013 by Robert Simonson

Playbill's newest weekly feature examines the box-office trends of the past week. *

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PHOTO CALL: LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Glenn Close, Sierra Boggess, Laura Osnes, Patrick Stewart, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Salute Harold Prince by Matthew Blank

Angela Lansbury, Glenn Close, Richard Kind, Sierra Boggess and more saluted Tony Award-winning Broadway director-producer Harold Prince during the American Theatre Wing's annual gala Sep…

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Swiss Director of Pussy Riot Trial Play Denied Russian Visa by Vladimir Kozlov

He planned to discuss a film based on the stage show.read more

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Theater Review: On the London Stage, Tragedy, From Kings on Down by Matt Wolf

Productions of “Edward II,” “The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas,” and “Fleabag” show that London theater is in a fearsome mood these days.    

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HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Reopens at Screening Room Theater this Week, 9/20 by BroadwayWorld

Off-Broadway's sellout comedy sensation HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER is moving to Times Square's newest theatre, The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood, this Friday September 20th. Written…

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News: Daniel Radcliffe “exhausted” from West End run by Matthew Hemley

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he plans to take a break from theatre following his recent appearance in The Cripple of Inishmaan. The actor compared being asked about whether he is looking to…

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Blog: The classics reinvented for children by Camilla Gurtler

It is hard to entertain children these days. Growing up in a multi-technology world with a billion apps substituting real life events, children’s concentration spans are as short as a walk…

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News: Actors are being ‘stifled’ by fear of unemployment – Simon Stephens by Nicola Merrifield

Stage actors in the UK are being artistically ‘stifled’ because they are worried about where their next job will come from, playwright Simon Stephens has said. Actors, who usually work a…

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Photo Flash: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Off-Broadway Opening of Ethan Coen's Women or Nothing by David Gordon

Atlantic Theater Company toasted the opening night of Ethan Coen's Women or Nothing with a post-performance celebration on September 16 at the Dream Hotel. Directed by David Cromer, the come…

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Theater News: Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen to Celebrate 80 Years of Chita Rivera at Chita: A Legendary Celebration by Hayley Levitt

On Monday, October 7, the August Wilson Theatre (home of Jersey Boys) will host a special one-night-only benefit concert, Chita: A Legendary Celebration, honoring the career of two-time Tony…

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Virtually New, Affordable Light Board for Rent by Bt

Three year old EMC light board available for rental, short term or long term. Ideal fit for a storefront company committed to high production values on a budget. Easy to use and technically …

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A prolific Twin Cities-based theater composer has died

Hiram Edison Titus did music for the Guthrie's "A Christmas Carol" and the Children's Theatre's "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins"

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Think we’ve got a lot of names above our titles? by Ken Davenport

Last week, Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch, the Presidents of The Producers Guild (the Hollywood version of The Broadway League), called the 40+ names of Producers on The Butler ”embarrass…

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Tickets Now on Sale for Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Tony Winner Mark Rylance by Ryan Gilbert

Tickets are now on sale for the all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III, which will be performed in repertory beginning October 15 at …

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William Inge’s Natural Affection, Starring John Pankow and Kathryn Erbe, Begins Performances by Broadway.com

A revival of William Inge’s rarely produced play Natural Affection begins performances on September 17 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. Directed by Jen Thompson, the off-Broadway…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay: Collective Creation in Theater: Its History and Its Ramifications for Today—Thurs, Sept 19 by HowlRound

The Weekly Howl is a peer produced, open access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens in real-time on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay .* Join us Thurs…

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Farragut North – review by Lyn Gardner

Southwark Playhouse, LondonBeau Willimon's play about political machinations in modern-day Washington DC suffers in this rather low-energy productionFarragut North is the name of the metro s…

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The Amazing Raise with Richmond CenterStage by Matthew Wexler

While jaws are still gaping from the price tag for Broadway’s must expensive musical, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” which capitalized at $75 million, nonprofit theaters and cultural…

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‘Art’ at Dignity Players by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

A difference in opinion is nothing to stake a friendship on, and certainly nothing to lose one over, though it would seem that three long-time friends find themselves in exactly such a predi…

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The Day Lawrence Olivier Got Stage Fright

The Guardian (UK) 09/17/13

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Jason Graae Will Host Our Broadway Scrapbook Benefit Concert; Lineup Announced by Andrew Gans

Our Broadway Scrapbook, a benefit celebrating the Musical Theater Guild's inaugural season at The Ann & Jerry Moss Theatre, will be held at that venue Sept. 22 at 7 PM.

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Broadway by the Year Series Will Celebrate 100 Years of Broadway with 100 Artists in Four Concerts in 2014 by Andrew Gans

When the acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, which typically focuses on one year in Broadway musical history per concert, returns for its 14th season at The Town Hall, it will do so with …

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Expanded Emmy Awards "In Memoriam" Segment Will Pay Tribute to James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith and More by Michael Gioia

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be hosted by Broadway star and Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris Sept. 22 on CBS, will include an expanded "In Memoriam" segment, fe…

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Tony Nominee Lily Rabe Cast in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" by Carey Purcell

Tony nominee Lily Rabe has joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," according to Deadline.com.

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Trevor Nunn's Production of Scenes From a Marriage Cancels Press Night and Performances for Rest of Week by Mark Shenton

The press night performance for Trevor Nunn's production of Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage, originally scheduled to have taken place Sept. 16, was canceled owing to the illn…

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News: Voting for BBC audio drama awards opens to the public for the first time by Matthew Hemley

Voting for the BBC audio drama awards – held to recognise the talents of producers, writers and actors who work in the genre – is to be opened to the public for the first time....

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Review: Distance by Rebecca Pinnington

Distance’s writer-director Gareth Lewis has made a compelling choice of subject for his latest work, which seems especially pertinent at a time when many prominent figures have been accuse…

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BBB Season Preview: APPROPRIATE at Signature Theatre Company by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, the estranged members of the Lafayette clan have returned to Arkansas and their crumbling old plantation home to settle the accounts of their recent…

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Signature Theatre’s THE OLD FRIENDS Gets One Week Extension Through October 13 by Heath Schwartz

Signature Theatre is pleased to announce an additional one-week extension for the World Premiere of Horton Foote’s THE OLD FRIENDS, directed by Michael Wilson. The production will now play…

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Reviews: bare by Jonas Schwartz

One of the necessities of opera, for audiences to follow the story, requires every word to be heard and understood. This latest production of bare, in its first return to L.A. (at the Haywor…

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‘A Young Lady of Property’ at Rep Stage by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

In Rep Stage’s first show of its 21st season, the setting is Late Spring, 1925. The journey to a small, nondescript Texas town unexpectedly seduces audiences with the compelling people of …

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When it comes to The Elephant Man, there's a critical elephant in the room by Thomas Garvey

Tim Spears as Joseph (john) Merrick. Production photos: Andrew Brilliant.Ah, The Elephant Man.  I've never quite understood the praise that playwright Bernard Pomerance's only success r…

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Fuse Opera Review: A Triumphant Bang of a “Rienzi” From Odyssey Opera by Jonathan Blumhofer

For their debut on Sunday, Odyssey Opera and conductor Gil Rose could hardly have picked a more spectacular, unfamiliar epic than they did.

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Fuse Music Commentary: Free-For-Alls Bode Well for Jazz’s Future by Arts Fuse Editor

The obvious question is how can such a sprawling free festival – and the nightly fireworks shop that capped two of the nights – happen in such a cash-strapped city?

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Theatre Review: ‘Hamlet’ by Bedlam Theatre at Olney Theatre Center by Andrew White

You know you’re in for a rare treat when you go to the box office to pick up your ticket, and the staff tells you that the theatre’s original seating plan has been completely changed; in…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Mountaintop/Court Theatre by Brianhey

RECOMMENDED Has any American been so universally idolized in the last century as Martin Luther King, Jr? On April 3, 1968, five years after “I Have A Dream” and almost a dozen ye…

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The sound of Mitchell and Webb's triumphant return to Radio 4 by Brian Logan

The comedy duo head back to the airwaves – just as Charlie Higson bemoans the lack of British sketch shows on TV and Adrian Edmondson loses interest in comedy altogetherThis week's comedy …

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Does American Theatre Eat Its Young?

Clyde Fitch Report 09/10/13

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David Storey's Home to Be Revived at London's Arcola Theatre to Celebrate Playwright's 80th Birthday by Mark Shenton

David Storey's play Home, which premiered at the Royal Court in 1970 in a production that starred John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson and subsequently transferred to Broadway's Morosco…

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"Valerie's Story – a Meredith Vieira Special" Will Air Sept. 19 on NBC by Andrew Gans

"Valerie's Story – a Meredith Vieira Special," a documentary about stage and screen star Valerie Harper's battle with cancer, will premiere Sept. 19 at 10 PM ET on NB…

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Carolee Carmello Will Offer Concert and Master Class at University at Albany by Andrew Gans

Three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello will return to her alma mater, The University at Albany, for a concert Sept. 24.

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The 1968 African American Cast of Hello Dolly and Pearl Bailey by Broadway Reviewed

TweetIn 1968, the Tony Awards had an amazing performance.  Carol Channing took the stage to announce a show that she made famous as well as one of the first and most talented African Americ…

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News: Edgar criticises universities’ “ideological hostility” towards playwrights by Nicola Merrifield

Playwrights have been subject to a “profound ideological hostility” from university departments teaching drama, theatre and performance for the past 20 years, writer David Edgar has clai…

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Small Engine Repair Reves Up for MCC at Lucille Lortel by Sandi Durell

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced that single tickets have gone on sale for the New York Premiere of…

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Broadway Boys: Mr. September 2013: A Time to Kill's Rupert Holmes by JK

Mr. September 2013Rupert HolmesWHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: Let's face it, the past couple of years have been pretty good for Rupert Holmes in terms of theatre.  Last season, he had one of th…

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Review: September in the Rain (tour)

Perhaps because – as his programme note makes clear – John Godber based "September in the Rain" on his own childhood memories as well as his grandparents' tales, it's one of th…

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WHAT'S YOUR PERFECT MUSICAL THEATRE SEXYTIME SOUNDTRACK? by Joanna Syiek (director/producer/blogger)

Brought to you by a Musical Theatre composer near you By Joanna Syiek (Director/Producer/Blogger) The Romantic "Say It Somehow" from Light in The Piazza: ideal for those idealists who imagin…

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In ‘Bengal Tiger,’ war’s many ghosts wander

A review of Rajiv Joseph’s play “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” staged by Washington Ensemble Theatre.

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Theater Review: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Everyman Theatre by Lynne Menefee

Everyman Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with another production that is both beautiful in design and performance. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams is considered one of the greates…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Bill Wallis obituary by Michael Coveney

Stage and screen actor who started in satirical revue and went on to become a familiar figure on television and radioNot many actors encompass political satire on the radio, comedy at the Ro…

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Theater review: 'R II' is a charming take on an ill-equipped ruler by Charles McNulty

Jessica Kubzansky's ingenious adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Richard II' at the Theatre @ Boston Court uses three actors and focuses on the tale of a ruler who is never more kingly than when g…

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 08:44AM

‘The Marriage of Maria Braun’ at SCENA Theatre by Emily Cao by Emily Cao

“My time is just beginning.” Truer words have never been spoken by any character. Maria Braun’s straightforward declaration is the essence of Robert McNamara’s The Marriage of Maria …

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TT: All shuttered down

Fall is definitely here--the windshield of our car was covered with leaves yesterday afternoon--and I find that I have mixed...

Linked From ArtsJournal at 08:28AM

The Wiere Brothers by Trav S.D.

A King and Three Jokers Originally posted in 2012 The Wiere Brothers unfortunately came along too late for American vaudeville, hence we do not include them in our Stars of Vaudeville Serie…

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Stars of Vaudeville #806: Esther Ralston by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Esther Ralston (1902-1994). She began her performing career in the family vaudeville act ”The Ralston Family with Baby Esther, America’s Youngest Juliet…

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The Davenport Brothers by Trav S.D.

Originally posted in 2011 Today is the birthday of Ira Erastus Davenport (1839-1911). It was Ira who eventually confessed to Houdini (an acorn off of his own tree) that the spiritualist de…

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Stars of Vaudeville #358: Winnie Lightner by Trav S.D.

Originally posted in 2011 Winnie Lightner (born Winifred Reeve on this day in 1899) is best known today as a movie star of the pre-code era, 1929-34 (not because she was particularly racy b…

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ArtsBeat: In Performance: Joe Manganiello of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Erik Piepenburg

The actor performs a scene from the Yale Repertory Theater revival of the Tennessee Williams drama.    

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Review: Women Or Nothing at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

I'm sorry to report that Ethan Coen's first full lenth play is annoyingly misconceived, egregiously contrived, unbelievable and unfunny.

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Review: Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

Clever as this travelogue through over 80 years following a horrific apocalypse via the satiric cartoon series, The Simpsons is, it's going to have audiences divided between the extravagantl…

Linked From CurtainUp at 08:15AM
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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The day Laurence Olivier got stage fright

As the National theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary, director Michael Blakemore recalls a momentous production when the fate of the company and the reputation of its founder and greatest…

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The Duck House: MPs' expenses satire set for West End splash by Matt Trueman

Ben Miller to star in new London comedy set during Gordon Brown's time in office, by Mock the Week's Dan PattersonFrom Peter Viggers' duck house to Richard Timney's adult entertainment, parl…

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Proof

How appropriate to see a play about a professor and his daughter, about genius and inspiration, about how high our minds may soar but how earthbound we ultimately are where I saw it last nig…

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Playing Sinatra

I admit my hearing is not always the best.  My hope is that when the accents are heavily british and the dialogue is fast and dense that the actors at least have some awareness when their…

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Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

I have no idea – seriously no idea what the heck is going on here.And I will admit up front that I am not an aficionado of The Simpsons. This is a costly fact because the first 30 or so m…

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Slut The Play

If ever in doubt about Theatre’s impact on the lives of teenagers, rest assured that SLUT will banish that. This poignant, severe, thoughtful show with a cast of eleven teenage girls no ol…

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This Week on Broadway for September 16, 2013: The Sweet Sound of Hamlisch by James Marino

Peter Filichia,James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk aboutThe Grapes of Wrath @ Trinity Rep, Evita (National Tour), stop. reset. @ Signature Theatre, Sweet Smell of Success @ NYU, Mar…

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‘Come Blow Your Horn’ at The American Century Theater by Francine Schwartz by Francine Schwartz

The American Century Theater (TACT) has an ambitious portfolio of theater performances, defined by their mission statement as presenting the classics of the 20th Century. The last play I rev…

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Theatre review: Barking In Essex is a crude, relentless mockery of stupidity and materialism

Clive Exton is best known for scripting such well-loved TV series as Jeeves and Wooster and Poirot

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Business News: West End producer Nica Burns named ‘businesswoman of the year’ by Alistair Smith

Nica Burns, co-owner and chief executive of Nimax Theatres, has been recognised as private businesswoman of the year at the UK Private Business Awards. Burns owns and operates the Palace, L…

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Texas Jim Tarver by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of James Grover Tarver (1885-1958). During his 26 years with various sideshows (1914-1940) he was billed at different times as “Texas Jim”, the Texas Giant&…

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Preview: Play/Pause/Susan Marshall & Company at Dance Center of Columbia College by Sharon Hoyer

RECOMMENDED Since the advent of MTV, music videos have been the primary source for our common dance language and YouTube just made it easier for audiences to gain fluency. Now one could lear…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Adam Buxton – review by Brian Logan

Union Chapel, LondonBuxton's latest show shines a light on internet comment threads, but his own material never quite hits the same bizarre heightsHumanity in all its banality and pettiness …

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WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris teases Primetime Emmys after Creative Arts win by Gold Derby

After winning his fourth Emmy Sunday night for producing the 66th Annual Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris came backstage to tease next week's Primetime Emmys ceremony, which he will host…

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‘Women or Nothing,’ theater review by Joe Dziemianowicz

Ethan Coen’s first full-length play, “Women or Nothing,” is a great-looking, old-fashioned sex comedy that’s built for laughs but not for scrutiny.

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The Recommendation at The Flea Theater Another View by Joe Regan Jr.

The Recommendation at The Flea Theater Another View: The Flea Theater, under the artistic direction of Jim Simpson, always does very interesting plays like “The Guys” and “Mrs. Farnswo…

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Second Chances

Soprano Patricia Racette has made a career of second chances, including her latest, the title role in San Francisco Opera's "Dolores Claiborne."

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Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle Sound of Music by Suzanna Bowling

Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle Sound of Music: Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle added to the cast for the live December 5th production of …

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Director's First Look at a Broadway Classic

Anne Kauffman opted to see "The Phantom of the Opera," which is the longest-running musical on Broadway, and also, arguably, the one most likely to provoke eye-rolling among discerning theat…

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Center Theatre Group leads 2012-2013 Ovation Awards nominations by Jamie Wetherbe

The nominations for the 2012-2013 Ovation Awards were announced Monday evening at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Hugh Jackman on 'Real Violence'

As the lethal, fast-healing mutant Wolverine in the "X-Men" movies, Hugh Jackman is no stranger to a fight scene. But in his new film "Prisoners," he had to portray someone who takes matters…

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Le Nozze di Figaro, Royal Opera House, London by George Hall

Royal Opera House, London: On the day his Critics' Circle Award as Outstanding Musician 2013 is announced, Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to Covent Garden to conduct The Marriage of Fi…

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Barking in Essex, Wyndham's Theatre, London by Mark Shenton

Wyndham's Theatre, London: The days of new plays opening direct into the West End are mostly a thing of the past. And when one like Barking in Essex turns up, you realise why: it feels packa…

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Obituaries: Jim Capper by Richard Anthony Baker

During a long career in television, Jim Capper was associated with many landmark series, including Doctor Who, When the Boat Comes In, All Creatures Great and Small, Tenko, Bergerac and Love…

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Theatre review: Barking In Essex is a crude, relentless mockery of stupidity and materialist values

Clive Exton is best known for scripting such well-loved TV series as Jeeves and Wooster and Poirot

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Production News: Polly Stenham to make television debut with Sky Arts drama by Matthew Hemley

That Face playwright Polly Stenham is to make her television debut with a one-off drama starring Billie Piper and Ben Whishaw for Sky. The drama, called Foxtrot, will be broadcast as part of…

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Review: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Hannah Tookey

James Hyland triumphs in the one-man show, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella of the same title. This is chilling and hair-raising st…

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Review: Macbeth by Samuel Sims

One of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies, Macbeth was first performed at the beginning of the seventeenth century and has had countless adaptations since, some major pr…

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Review: Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel by Camilla Gurtler

I think anyone who’s ever acted would agree to some extent that treading the boards is terrifying. Liberating and amazing, yes, but terrifying. Add to that not knowing any of your lin…

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AYT Recommends: The Best Theatre 16th – 30th September 2013 by A Younger Theatre

There might be a chill in the air, but with the theatre season kicking off A Younger Theatre’s Artistic Director, Jake Orr, and Managing Editor, Eleanor Turney, give their recommendati…

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When The Young Vic Rescued The Belarus Free Theatre

The Guardian (UK) 09/16/13

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The Guy Who Voiced Aladdin's Jafar Will Play Jafar on Broadway

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News: Michael Xavier and Jenna Russell to sing at Elliot Davis CD launch by Matthew Hemley

West End performers Michael Xavier, Danielle Hope, Jenna Russell and Caroline Sheen will perform the songs of composer and writer Elliot Davis at a concert this weekend. The concert is being…

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Simon Palomares Is King Kohonas by K.e. Weber

Internationally acclaimed Australian comedy legend Simon Palomares brings his latest one-man show to the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival. …

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From Suzie Wong sex kitten to theatre pro: from the archive, 17 September 1981

Tsai Chin, the little Suzie Wong sex kitten, has remade herself into a mature, knowledgeable, exciting and excited human beingIf your father is the greatest actor, director, playwright, and …

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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Press Launch At The Hard Rock Cafe Chicago by Michael J. Roberts

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Press Launch At The Hard Rock Cafe Chicago from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo. roadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has chosen Chicago as the firs…

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Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 16

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Monday, September 16, 2013.

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BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Arrives On DVD/Blu-Ray Today by Pat Cerasaro

HBO's spectacularly successful biopic tracing the later life of piano superstar Liberace, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, is set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray …

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Len Cariou, Richard Kind & More Lead Frog and Peach Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

Frog and Peach Theatre Company will present a star-studded reading of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' today, September 17 at The Player's Club, 16 Gramercy Park South, with a cast including Le…

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Phylicia Rashad and Kenny Leon Lead SAME TIME NEXT YEAR in Atlanta, Beg. Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce its 2013-2014 season, opening in September with the classic Spunk by George C. Wolfe, directed by Hilda Willis. Following Sp…

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BAM Kicks Off 34 Events in Opera, Theater, Music and Dance for 2013 Next Wave Festival by BroadwayWorld

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, presents the 2013 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from today, September 17 through December 22 and comprises ope…

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Adrianna Rose Lyons, Robert Neary and More Set for Pasadena Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Beg. Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The Pasadena Playhouse presents the hit Broadway musical revue SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - THE SONGS OF LEIBER amp STOLLER. Directed by Jeffrey Polk, performances will begin tonight, September 17 th…

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Women or Nothing by Theasy.com

The Atlantic Theater, Off Broadway By Jordan Swisher BOTTOM LINE: Ethan Coen delivers a brilliantly devised text philosophizing on relationships, self-awareness, and sperm banks. At…

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Guardian Australia at Brisbane Powerhouse – in pictures

Brisbane festival: Guardian Australia has decamped to Brisbane Powerhouse for today's liveblog – an arts centre created out of an old power station allowed to fall into disrepair. We're en…

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Coward, The Lion of Musical Theater by Peter Filichia

The original cast album of Cowardy Custard is a must for the very young and the very old. The two-disc set of the 1972 London revue features selections and snippets from more than five doze…

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Justin Matthew Sargent Takes Over the Tights in ‘Spiderman’ by Diamond Grant

Peter Parker/Spider-Man alternate Justin Matthew Sargent has upgraded his position and will now star as the fulltime superhero in the Broadway production of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Sta…

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Sean Kingston on Growing Up & "Seasonal Love" by Young Hollywood

Sean Kingston on Growing Up & "Seasonal Love" YH catches up with our buddy Sean Kingston at his recording studio to get the scoop on his third studio album, 'Back 2 Life', and how he was all…

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Theatre News: Rambert bring world première to The Lowry

A world première by renowned choreographer Barak Marshall is set to be showcased in Salford. The Castaways will be one of four contrasting dance works to be performed by Rambert in a spec…

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David Berthold: 'They're an audience of risk-takers' - interview by Ben Neutze

The artistic director of La Boite and curator of Brisbane festival's independent theatre hub on the growth of indie theatre in the city – and the young audiences sustaining itWhen the posi…

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Natural Affection, Featuring Kathryn Erbe, John Pankow and Victoria Mack, Begins Performances Sept. 17 by Carey Purcell

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre's production of William Inge's Natural Affection begins previews Sept 17. 

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Pasadena Playhouse's Smokey Joe's Cafe, Starring Stu James, Carly Thomas Smith and Kyra DaCosta, Begins Sept. 17 by Carey Purcell

The musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe – The Songs of Leiber & Stoller begins preview performances Sept. 17 at Pasadena Playhouse. 

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Lorenzo Pisoni's Humor Abuse Begins Performances at Mark Taper Forum Sept. 17 by Carey Purcell

The traveling solo show Humor Abuse begins performances at the Mark Taper Forum Sept. 17 

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Benefit Reading of Twelfth Night, with Len Cariou, Richard Kind, Susie Essman, Alan Zweibel, Presented Sept. 17 by Andrew Gans

Frog and Peach Theatre Company presents a starry reading of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Sept. 17 at The Player's Club.

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Ed Watts, Trista Moldovan, Kevin Massey, Lindsay Nicole Chambers Are Part of Sept. 17 Reading of New Musical A Proper Place by Andrew Gans

A by-invitation-only reading of the new musical A Proper Place, based on JM Barrie's play The Admirable Crichton, is presented in Manhattan Sept. 17.

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Anna Nicole Opera, With Sarah Joy Miller, Mary Testa and James Barbour, Premieres at BAM Sept. 17-28 by Adam Hetrick

Anna Nicole, the Mark-Anthony Turnage-Richard Thomas opera about late tabloid and reality star Anna Nicole Smith, receives its U.S. debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music beginning Sept. 17 …

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Phantom of the Opera's Newest "Raoul," Jeremy Hays by Matthew Blank

Jeremy Hays, who recently took over the role of Raoul in Broadway's long-running Phantom of the Opera, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-cu…

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After Dark, September 17, 2013 by The Charlebois Post

ReconsideringSometimes it's a good idea to look again and admit mistakesby Gaëtan L. Charlebois@gcharleboisWhen I first saw the film version of Les Misérables I was expecting a dog's break…

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First Nighter: Ethan Coen's "Women or Nothing" Doesn't Add Up to Enough More Than Nothing by David Finkle

If you think Broadway boulevard comedies are a thing of the past, you'd better think again. Ethan Coen--the half of the...

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Dance review: Margaret Jenkins reworks her past in inventive ‘Times Bones’ by Sarah Kaufman

By what alchemy does an artist take excerpts from 40 years of work and dovetail them into a compelling whole, with an emotional drive and visual rhythm of its own? This was the mystery and p…

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Special Reports: Megan Hilty, Pablo Schreiber, and More Broadway Actors Take to the Small Screen This Fall by Iris Wiener

You won't have to shell out a lot of dough to catch your favorite theater actors this fall, as many of them are headed straight for your living rooms. The onslaught of talent pervading prime…

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Video Flash: Brynn O'Malley Is on a Honeymoon in Vegas With Tony Danza, and She Thinks He's a Total Knockout by Bethany Rickwald

While talking with actress Brynn O'Malley at the meet-and-greet last week, we learned that there's more to Tony Danza than most people know. In fact, in addition to his song and dance skills…

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New York, Prepare for General Mischief by The Dance Enthusiast

"General Mischief has been thrilling audiences for close to 10 years with a high-octane blend of dance, aerial acrobatics, and all around revelry." Erin Bomboy, New York.

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