Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Review: ANNAPURNA by Toby Zinman

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FIRST LISTEN: Check Out Three Tracks from AFTER MIDNIGHT, Featuring Fantasia Barrino by Stage Tube

Get an exclusive listen to three hot tracks from the production, 'Zaz Zuh Zaz', 'OpeningDaybreak Express' and 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love,' which feature Fantasia and her co-star, 'P…

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Almanac: Joseph Conrad on nicknames

"A nickname may be the best record of a success. That's what I call putting the face of a joke...

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BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Forgotten Shows of My Nonage #81: The Cookin’ Cajun by Trav S.D.

  The only cooking show I ever cared a fig about was something I knew as The Cookin’ Cajun, a local New Orleans show (I think) that was broadcast nationally during the cable tv explo…

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Interviews: Video: Game of Thrones star Hannah Murray chats about Martine

We caught up with Skins and Game of Thrones star Hannah Murray to discuss her latest project currently playing at the Finborough Theatre

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Josie Long: finding the funny in her comedy tour of Tate Modern by Interview By Paul Fleckney

Josie Long has never been one for comedy clubs her latest gig takes audiences on a whistlestop tour of Tate Modern. Art always inspires her sets, but she may be an unreliable guideI used to…

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Simon Russell Beale webchat get your questions in by Chris Wiegand

The great Shakespearean will be answering your questions on his career, from King Lear to Spamalot, on Monday 28 AprilHe's back at the National Theatre and this time he's howling and stagge…

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Theatre News: Forbidden Broadway returns to Menier this summer

The comedy revue will run for a limited season at the Chocolate Factory from 19 June to 16 August

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BWW Interview: Alfie Boe Talks TRUST, MR. SELFRIDGE, and Career by David Clarke

Alfie Boe, who is internationally recognized for his tenor voice, first gained recognition in the US when he starred in Baz Luhrmann's LA BOHME. In 2010, he took on the role of Jean Valjean …

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Get set to mob the Bard

Tonight's flash mob at downtown library celebrates Shakespeare's big day.

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Small rooms, big time

Modern cabaret artistes Joey Arias and Sherry Vine sat in their Ramada Inn suite in New Hope between sets at the hotel's recently opened RRazz Room and talked about how much they love RRazz …

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A Cultural Conversation With Danny Burstein: The Working Actor

When Danny Burstein steps on stage as Herr Schultz Thursday night for the opening of "Cabaret," it will be the first time in a long while that the actor isn't juggling the performance of one…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is Neil Patrick Harris’ One-Man Show - by Kurt Loder

Neil Patrick Harris hurls himself into the title role in the new Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which opened last night at the Belasco Theatre on West 44th Street. As the "in…

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Review: Casa Valentina by Diane Snyder

The girls in their summer dresses are actually a bunch of guys in Casa Valentina.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)

The Silver Tassie, National Theatre by Matt Wolf

"I don't think it makes a good play, but it's a remarkable one," Sean O'Casey famously remarked of The Silver Tassie, his late-1920s drama about the depredations of war, and how simultaneous…

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Production News: Rebecca Lock and Alasdair Harvey join Mamma Mia! by Nicola Merrifield

Rebecca Lock and Alasdair Harvey are to join the London production of Mamma Mia! from this summer. Lock, who has previously appeared in The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins, will play R…

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Dorian Gray, Riverside Studios, London by Natasha Tripney

Riverside Studios, London: Chiefly notable for featuring the stage debuts of the latest two members of the Redgrave and Fox acting dynasties, in Daisy Bevan and Jack Fox, this is an otherwis…

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Smashed, Udderbelly, Southbank Centre, London by Liz Arratoon

Udderbelly, Southbank Centre, London: When juggling is just about numbers it can be a bit mechanical, but here the numbers - including two women, four tea sets, seven men, nine chairs and 80…

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Things We Do For Love, Theatre Royal Bath by Jeremy Brien

Theatre Royal Bath: Natalie Imbruglia already has a richly varied portfolio of showbiz success - Australian soap star, award-winning pop diva and cinema leading lady opposite Rowan Atkinson …

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The Silver Tassie, Lyttelton, National, London by Ben Dowell

Lyttelton, National, London: Sean O'Casey's dream-like, disjointed 1928 anti-war play was rejected by Yeats' Abbey Theatre and has rarely been performed since, and on tonight&…

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Theatre News: The Play That Goes Wrong transfers to West End

The WhatsOnStage Award-winner will open at the Duchess Theatre in September

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)

It’s astounding! Rocky Horror Show with Kathleen Amarant by Kathleen Amarant

The Rocky Horror Show is ‘40 and Fabulous’ and finally here in Melbourne. State:  VIC

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Production News: David Hare’s The Vertical Hour set for London revival by Ed Frankl

The Vertical Hour by David Hare is to receive its first London revival this autumn at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park. It will be directed by Nigel Douglas, who returns to the theatre for&…

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Under Milk Wood, York Theatre Royal by Steve Clarkson

A spiralling stage, horned with two raised prongs. A circular display, mounted on the back wall, which presents the buildings and coastline of a seaside town from a bird’s eye view. Subtle…

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PHOTO CALL: Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Starring Patrick Page, Opens on Broadway, Red Carpet Arrivals by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

Casa Valentina, a new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein about an upstate colony where heterosexual men dress as women, officially opened on Broadway April 23 at …

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Education & Training: Teaching acceptable theatre behaviour – especially to teachers by Susan Elkin

I annoyed a lot of people here earlier this year by arguing that children should be taught a little theatre etiquette because, although we want a lively response, it is also useful if the au…

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Best Shakespeare productions: what's your favourite Troilus and Cressida? by Michael Billington

In honour of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, we're recalling our favourite stagings of his plays. This tragedy has come into its own in today's war-weary times, yielding many f…

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News: BBC imposes ban on parent chaperones for child performers by Nicola Merrifield

Child performers appearing in BBC dramas will no longer be allowed to be chaperoned by their parents when they are filming, following a policy change by the Corporation. The organisation…

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Playwright Aaron Spratte debuts "Music of Change" at Aurora Fox by Megan Mitchellyourhub Reporter

After more than 15 years of rough drafts and a successful Kickstarter financing project, an Aurora playwright will debut his two-act play at the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre next month.

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Shakespeare in Love: staging the Oscar-winning film - video by Guardian Staff

In the year of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, the box-office hit Shakespeare in Love has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Go behind the scenes with the play's director Declan Donnellan…

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Imelda Staunton: 'It's in my DNA to duck and dive' by Stuart Jeffries

As Imelda Staunton storms the West End as another hard-scrabble working woman, she explains why it's class and not the classics that matters"Those women!" says Imelda Staunton. &…

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I Can't Sing! - review: Simon Cowell's X Factor musical has a bonkers surreal charm

A satire on The X Factor that's been endorsed and partly financed by Simon Cowell sounds an improbable proposition – equivalent to imagining a big West End revival of Pravda blessed and pa…

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Olivier Awards 2014: Red carpet in pictures

Theatre stars and luvvies had their glad rags on tonight ahead of Britain’s most prestigious theatre awards, the Oliviers.

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The Book of Mormon wins Best New Musical at the Oliviers

The Book of Mormon has won Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards 2014, beating competition from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Once and The Scottsboro Boys.

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Olivier Awards 2014: Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica wins best new play

Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica has been named Best New Play at the Olivier Awards.

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Olivier Awards 2014: Chimerica the big winner on UK theatre's big night

The hit play about a photographer’s search for the Tiananmen Square “tank man” was the big winner at the most prestigious awards ceremony of the UK’s theatre calendar.

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Review: The Grid (Liverpool)

Young Everyman Playhouse present a gripping and timely play at the newly refurbished venue.

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Theatre News: Royal Exchange stage Cat On A Hot Tin Roof & Little Shop Of Horrors in New Season alongside Peake's Hamlet

Sarah Frankcom announces first new season since taking over as Associate Director.

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Drama students take West End by storm by Tim Walker

The Play That Goes Wrong, which was first staged by a group of drama students at a pub two years ago, is to transfer to the Duchess Theatre on September 14.

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David Davis and his two mistresses on stage by Tim Walker

The play Privacy would have you believe that David Davis, the former Conservative Party chairman, retained two mistresses to entertain him during the party conferences. season.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)

BWW Reviews: Hyper-Gender Glam Rock Goes Family Friendly in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH by Michael Dale

With the exception of Bertolt Brecht plays and Robert Mapplethorpe photographs, there not a subversive work of art that doesn't eventually get accepted as nostalgic family friendly fun.

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Theater Review: A Fascinating, Somewhat Musty Look at Transvestism in Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina

Though many recent shows involve cross-dressing, it's the only play that really focuses on the phenomenon.-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Let's hear it for those poor, mumbling actors by Michael Simkins

As 'Jamaica Inn' shows, the best efforts of the cast can be undone by production gremlins, says Michael Simkins

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Shatner's World: We Just Live in It, Starring William Shatner, Screened in Cinemas April 24 by Andrew Gans

Shatner's World: We Just Live in It, which was seen on Broadway in February 2012 starring William Shatner, is screened in cinemas nationwide April 24 at 7:30 PM local time.

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"Welcome to Berlin!": Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Cabaret Opens April 24 on Broadway by Michael Gioia

Alan Cumming, who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the sexy and seductive Emcee in Cabaret, returns to the Kit Kat Klub in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony-winning production of t…

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The Great Immensity, Featuring Damian Baldet and Chris Sullivan, Opens at Public Theater April 24 by Carey Purcell

The New York premiere of The Civilians' The Great Immensity officially opens April 24 at the Public Theater following previews that began April 11. 

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CBS' "Bad Teacher" Comedy, Featuring Ari Graynor, Kristin Davis, David Alan Grier, Debuts April 24 by Andrew Gans

"Bad Teacher," a single camera comedy based on the feature film of the same name, makes its TV debut April 24 at 9:31 PM ET on CBS; check local listings.

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Broadway's Leading Ladies Go Commercial, Part 2: Betty Buckley, Bernadette Peters, Megan Mullally and More in Ads from 1980s by David Gewirtzman

Sit in front of a television set long enough, and you'll probably see a familiar Broadway face or two — and not just on your regularly scheduled programs, but in the commercials, t…

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Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss and More Are Putting the Pieces Together at 54 Below April 24 by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks and Natalie Weiss are among the performers participating in Putting the Pieces Together: Volume 2, a benefit concert for autism awarene…

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Schools of the Stars: Where Cabaret Cast and Creators Went to College by Robert Viagas

Where the principals of the musical Cabaret pursued their college studies.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cabaret, Christopher Sieber and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending April 26 by Megan Dekic

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

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Lives of Barbara Hutton and Brenda Frazier Inspire Debutante, Beginning April 24 in NYC by Adam Hetrick

Debutante, a new play by Ryann Weir that is inspired by the lives of real-life debutantes Barbara Hutton and and Brenda Frazier, begins performances April 24 in New York City.

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Trent Armand Kendall's New 'Jazzical' LOUIS-AND-ELLA! Set for Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

LOUIS-AND-ELLA, a new jazzical by Trent Armand Kendall reunites The Architect of Jazz and The First Lady of Song for one magical night and will receive a developmental table reading today, A…

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CABARET, Starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming, Opens Tonight on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb, featuring three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams for the first time on Broadway as Sal…

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeffrey Wright and More Set for ArtsConnection's 35th Anniversary Benefit Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Tonight, April 24, 2014, ArtsConnection will celebrate its 35th anniversary at a fundraising gala honoring Time Warner Inc. and internationally-renowned visual artist Vik Muniz. Lisa Garcia …

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William Shatner's SHATNER'S WORLD Broadcast Nationwide Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Television and movie superstar William Shatner stars in his own one-man show, 'Shatner's World,' brought to you by Fathom Events and

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West Coast Premiere of Oren Safdie’s False Solution Opens at Santa Monica Playhouse by Sandra Zeitzew

Golden Globe and two-time Emmy Award-winner Daniel J. Travanti (“Hill Street Blues”) and Amanda Saunders (“Firemen”) star in the West Coast Premiere of Oren Safdie…

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Leave Your Troubles Outside! Cabaret Opens On Broadway with Alan Cumming & Michelle Williams by Ryan McPhee

"Come hear the music play" once more at Studio 54! Roundabout's revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Cabaret opens officially on April 24, the last Broadway show to do so …

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Video Flash: Catch a Glimpse of Casa Valentina's Broadway Beauties

The high-heeled cast of Harvey Fierstein's new play takes to the MTC stage.

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Opening Night: Willkommen Back! Cabaret Returns to Broadway Tonight With Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams

The John Kander-Fred Ebb-Joe Masteroff musical comes back to Studio 54.

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Interviews: Aladdin's Adam Jacobs on the "Whole New World" of Fatherhood and the Magic Carpet Ride to Broadway

Jacobs also gives the inside scoop on the "costume gnomes" that keep the Swarovski crystals on his princely garb.

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Special Reports: Creating Cabaret's Kit Kat Klub

Scenic Designer Robert Brill explains what it took to rebuild Studio 54 — from the ground up.

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Picture of the Week, April 24, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

You know summer is coming, despite all signs to the contrary, when Shaw and Stratford Festival go into previews. Shaw is revving already with Arms and the Man. It is a comedy, it is one of S…

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DVR Alert: HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris Appears on LETTERMAN Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH star Neil Patrick Harris will appear on CBS' 'Late Show with David Letterman' tonight, April 24th.

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Leighton Meester Chats OF MICE AND MEN & Compares Theatre Versus Film by Pat Cerasaro

Recognizable small screen star and mainstage newcomer Leighton Meester discusses her role in the new Broadway production of John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN as well as comments on the differ…

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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare! by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are turning our attention to the world's most famous playwright on the 450th anniversary of his birth this week - the incomparable Bard himself, William Shakespeare.

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Leslie Caron On Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland & More by Pat Cerasaro

Iconic movie musical leading lady and acclaimed international performer Leslie Caron touches upon many of her experiences working with an astounding array of legendary stars as part of a new…

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Santa Monica Playhouse presents the World Premiere of Lisa Phillips Visca’s Turning Thirty by Sandra Zeitzew

An irresistible romantic-comedy about love, family, and a trust fund. Love and Marriage (proposals) are the “flavor of the month” at an old-fashioned  ice cream parlour in a SoCal beach…

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You'll Have the Time of Your Life! Dirty Dancing National Tour Will Launch in Washington, D.C. by Ticket News

Summary by Emily Jones, TicketNews A musical adaptation of the 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing will launch its national tour in Washington, D.C. this summer. The production will premiere at The …

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty: Photos of a Sleeping Beauty Like No Other by Knightc

British choreographer Matthew Bourne has created a Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that drips with candle wax and vampire blood and opens its eyes to modern times. Learn more about his bold re-im…

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‘Casa Valentina,’ theater review by Joe Dziemianowicz

Dudes look like ladies in “Casa Valentina,” an intriguing but diffuse new drama about straight cross-dressers in 1962 New York.

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Play 'An Act of God' eyes space on Broadway by Associated Press

NEW YORK — Someone pretty critic-proof is coming to Broadway: The Almighty.Producer Jeffrey Finn on Wednesday said he hopes to mount a stage adaptation of the humor book "The Last Testame…

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Broadway Green Alliance and Wearable Collections Cleans Up by Suzanna Bowling

Broadway Green Alliance and Wearable Collections Cleans Up: The semi-annual Spring Textile Drive was today in Time Square! The Broadway Green Alliance partnered once again with Wearable Col…

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Stephen Sorokoff My View: Revisiting The Scene Of The Crimes – A Gentleman’s Guide by Suzanna Bowling

Stephen Sorokoff My View: Revisiting The Scene Of The Crimes - A Gentleman’s Guide: Actually a more accurate headline would be revisiting the fun, the wonderful music, and the spectacular …

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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack Sees Biggest Sales Week Yet by Ben Sisario

The Disney soundtrack held at No. 1 for an 11th week, with 259,000 copies sold.

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News Nuggets: It's bad news for 'Frozen' fans' by Gold Derby

Disney chairman Alan Horn reveals bad news for "Frozen" fans: there are no concrete plans for a sequel. Speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday, he said, "We're not demanding speed.…

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Theater producer denies sex abuse claim by Anthony McCartney

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against oth…

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Mel Brooks putting on a 1-man show in Los Angeles by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there's one thing he's tackled only recently - a one-man show....

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'Thrill Me' in SD debut at Diversionary

Musical about infamous killers hits stage at time of transition for theater, director.

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Broadway Review: Harvey Fierstein’s ‘Casa Valentina’ by Gordon Cox

The inspiration for Harvey Fierstein’s “Casa Valentina” was a discreet sanctuary in the Catskills where manly men (with wives and children and other baggage) could get thei…

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