Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Metropolitan Opera Leader Warns of Lockout

The Metropolitan Opera's general manager said Wednesday that the company would likely lock out union members including singers, musicians and stagehands starting Aug. 1 and advised employees…

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Plenty of Parking Under the Banner of Heaven by Sydney Skybetter

What would it take to reimagine the experience of being in a theater?

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"Shakespeare in Love" bows on London stage - with the dog

LONDON (Reuters) - The 1998 hit movie "Shakespeare in Love" wove the Bard's famous words into a Hollywood romantic comedy. Now it's back in a stage version that retains the sly humor of Tom …

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Audra McDonald Sings Yahoo! Answers on Fallon by Anna Silman

On Wednesday, six-time Tony-winner Audra McDonald returned to The Tonight Show to sing some ridiculous Yahoo! Answers, accompanied on piano by Jimmy Fallon and The Good Wife's Josh Charles. …

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Call Answered: Factime Interview with Tony Nominee Malcolm Gets: Come A Little Closer at 54 Below by Call Me Adam

Call Answered: Facetime interview with Tony Nominee Malcolm Gets at 54 Below: "Call Me Adam" went live on location to 54 Below in NYC to interview Tony Nominee Malcolm Gets about his upcomin…

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Rain Cuts Short Once-in-a-Generation Performance of ‘Hommy’ by Jon Pareles

The first performance in 40 years of “Hommy: A Latin Opera,” a 1973 album by Larry Harlow’s group Orchestra Harlow meant as a salsa rejoinder to the Who’s “Tommy,” was stopped ha…

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NYMF: The Gig, WikiMusical and Mother Jones‘ Children‘s Crusade by Suzanna Bowling

NYMF: The Gig, WikiMusical and Mother Jones‘ Children‘s Crusade: An excellent cast, decent songs and a great idea do not always a musical make.

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Shakespeare in Love Opens in London by Suzanna Bowling

Shakespeare in Love Opens in London: Produced by Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions and based on the Academy Award®- winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Lo…

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Not-So-Secret Secret at Lincoln Center

Tucked into concert halls and hidden in plain sight across the Lincoln Center campus is a modern-art collection worthy of a museum.

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Latitude review: Faraway Forest by Billy Barrett

Latitude’s main theatre spaces hosted some big names last weekend, packing the crowds sardine-style into hot marquees for headline productions, but the Faraway Forest was alive with sm…

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Latitude review: Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho by Billy Barrett

Not since Tory socialite Henry Conway’s 2010 election party, for which he dressed as Margaret Thatcher and hired pole dancers (poll tax, geddit?) has the Iron Lady glittered so disturb…

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Latitude review: Revolt. She said. Revolt again. by Billy Barrett

“Revolt, as I understand it – psychic revolt, analytic revolt, artistic revolt – refers to a permanent state of questioning, of transformations, an endless probing of appearances.&…

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Feature: The Hackney Volpone by Heather Kincaid

The result of an exciting collaboration between NYLon Projects and The Mill Co. Project, the Hackney Volpone is a reimagining of Ben Jonson’s classic con-trick comedy with “a groundi…

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Go! List sneak peek: Best St. Louis movie theater

Our second annual edition of The Go! List is out July 27, in home-delivery copies of the Post-Dispatch and at select retailers.

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Review Round-Ups: Critics fall for Shakespeare in Love

Lee Hall's adaptation of the 1998 film, which stars Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen, opened at the Noel Coward Theatre last night

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Blogs: Michael Coveney: A dog's life on the stage, Neil Bartlett steps out, and a grim new musical

Our four-legged friends are hogging spotlights across the country

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Interviews: Joshua Hopkins - Glyndebourne's new Argante

'Colm Wilkinson in Les Misérables is the reason I discovered I could sing'

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News: Actor Dora Bryan dies aged 91 by Michael Quinn

Dora Bryan, one of the most recognisable faces and voices of the past 60 years on television, film, radio and theatre, has died at the age of 91. Her death at a nursing home in…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Coppelia , London Coliseum by Sarah Frater

London Coliseum: The popularity of athleticism, and so-called 'bra and knicker ballets' - where the dancers wear little more than underwear - has sidelined many traditional product…

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How to take your student show to Edinburgh Fringe by Jasper Bartlett

Want to see your show at the festival in Edinburgh next year? Read the advice of a student who's going this year Continue reading...

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News: Public doubts value of a degree in dance by Nicola Merrifield

Fewer than one-fifth of UK residents believe that obtaining a degree in dance is worth the costs incurred while attending university, according to new research. Just 19% of people taking par…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘One Night’ by Robert Michael Oliver

Women in uniform in the military. Women in uniform in the foxholes. Women in uniform. Sexual assault. Of both men and women. Charles Fuller’s new play, One Night, tackles head on one…

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News: Bill Kenwright blames ‘get rich quick’ attitude for show failures by Matthew Hemley

Producer Bill Kenwright has blamed a “get rich quick” mentality among inexperienced producers for the number of shows and tours that are leaving performers unpaid. His comments come as a…

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News: Council can ‘no longer afford’ to run Leeds Grand by Georgia Snow

Leeds Grand Theatre is being primed for a handover to a commercial operator after the city council said it could no longer afford to run the venue. The proposals would make the Grand the lat…

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News: Letters reveal cancer forced My Fair Lady lyricist to abandon Phantom by Matthew Hemley

Previously unpublished letters written by My Fair Lady lyricist Alan Jay Lerner just three months before his death in 1986 reveal his “desolation” at having to pull out of working on And…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Shakespeare in Love review a heady celebration of the act of theatre by Michael Billington

Noël Coward theatre, LondonMany of the best lines may come from the film, but the play manages to be a warm and witty paean to life on the stage Continue reading...

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Audra McDonald Sings Yahoo! Answers on Fallon

 "Does vodka really kill bees and wasps?"-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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"Whipping Man" hard to beat at Theatre Guild's Henry Awards by Lisa Kennedy

One thing became clear by the end of the 9th Annual Henry Awards: Playwright Matthew Lopez is the real deal.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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I Gave Away My Right To Vote by Joe Patti

A couple weeks ago, I encouraged others to take away my right to vote. Why? Because I am an ex-officio director on a board by dint of my position and during a recent review of the board̵…

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Romola Garai 'secretly' weds Sam Hoare by Tim Walker

Romola Garai, the star of The Hour, has married her long-term partner Sam Hoare, by whom she has a daughter

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE – Noel Coward Theatre SW1 by Libby Purves

RUFF TRADE….   Young Shakespeare, a struggling player and playwright, falls for the upper-class Viola de Lesseps, not knowing that she has dressed as a boy to join his cast. She i…

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Off to Colorado. Again. by Colin Mitchell

The final phase of a seven month operation that started in January is finally underway, as I once again take off for Colorado to help move my brother’s family into my parents’ ho…

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Summertime: the birth of Gershwin's American classic by Thomas H Green

Thomas H Green explores the origins of the ultimate jazz club standard

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DVR Alert: Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS Tonight by TV News Desk

Star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth will guest on BravoTV's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE tonight, July 24th.

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Lena Hall, Barrett Foa, Justin Guarini, Lesli Margherita Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents three benefit performances of 'Villain DeBlanks,' a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 1130 pm tonight, July 24 and July 31, and August 7. The perfor…

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Shoshana Bean, Gabrielle Stravelli & Matthew Scott Set for LEMPICKA Private Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

A private reading of Lempicka, a new musical about the tumultuous life of art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, will be presented today and tomorrow, July 24th and 25th in Manhattan.

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Julie D'Moure, Justin Anthony Long and More Join Tim Realbuto in ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP) at 54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Tim Realbuto's 54 Below show will feature JULIE D'MOURE Hair, JUSTIN ANTHONY LONG 'City of Dreams', ANNA LOUISE MORSE Spring Awakening, and NICHOLAS YENSON Ghostlight, along with special gue…

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Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

UnsungMusicalsCo. UMC continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, th…

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Zach Braff, Betsy Wolfe, Nick Cordero & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK Today by BroadwayWorld

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PIECE OF MY HEART, CINDERELLA, AVENUE Q and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Check back later for a complete list of schedule…

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Nina Arianda, Sam Rockwell and More Star in Williamstown Theatre Festival's FOOL FOR LOVE, Beginning Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Williamstown Theatre Festival welcomes Tony Award-winner Nina Arianda and stage and screen star Sam Rockwell to the cast of Fool for Love, playing the Nikos Stage from tonight, July 24-Augus…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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WICKED Reunion! Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa & Shoshana Bean by Pat Cerasaro

A trifecta of terrifically talented triple-threats famous for their headlining roles in Oz-themed mega-hit WICKED convened this week to share a special photo - Eden Espinosa and Shoshana Bea…

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“Phoenix” Rises Off Broadway This August by Matthew Wexler

If you’re looking for a little summer romance with a twist, we’ve got our eyes on a new play opening at the Cherry Lane Theatre. What happens four weeks after a one-night stand? That’s…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Interviews: RuPaul's Drag Race Runner-Up Alaska Sashays Into Sex and the City: Live!

This queen has a lot to say about drag, theater, and the beloved San Francisco institution known as Trannyshack.

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Interviews: Julia Stiles Travels Back to the Stage in a Downtown Train to Phoenix

The film actress recounts her childhood in the theater, from the Chekhov she had to muscle through to the "fluke" that led to her stage debut.

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Melanie Stace: Sirens of the Silver Screen – 54 Below by Sandi Durell

  NY Music Review by Susan Hasho     Melanie Stace is naturally prone to be funny, and by training and experience she is an entertainer—and drop dead gorgeous. She... The po…

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Broadway-Studded Whodunnit Villain: DeBlanks Plays 54 Below Tonight by Adam Hetrick

Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit featuring special guests from Broadway and beyond, is presented for three performances beginning July 24 at 54 Below. The late-night event i…

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The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth by Megan Dekic

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth celebrates her birthday July 24. In honor of the special day, the Playbill Vault looks back at her Broadway stage career.

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Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Heat Up Williamstown's Fool for Love, Opening Tonight by Adam Hetrick

Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell star in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, which opens July 24 on the Nikos Stage.

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Blood and Puppets Collide in Puppet Titus Andronicus, Opening Tonight by Philippe Bowgen

The Puppet Shakespeare Players and STT Productions present the world premiere of Puppet Titus Andronicus – a new comedic take on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus performed in the s…

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Bruce Vilanch, Lesli Margherita and More Star in Free Reading of I Had A Ball Today by Philippe Bowgen

Unsung Musicals Company continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of the 1964 music…

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Stars from Phantom, Bullets Over Broadway, Avenue Q and More Are Part of Free Broadway in Bryant Park Concert Today by Andrew Gans

The Broadway in Bryant Park concert series continues July 24. Over 40 theatre artists are participating in the free event, the third concert of the 14th season of the outdoor presentations.

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The Protagonist Makes Los Angeles Premiere Tonight by Andrew Gans

Carthay Films presents the Los Angeles premiere of The Protagonist, a new comic play by Tim Livingston, beginning July 24 at the Lillian Theatre.

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Beth Leavel, Derek Klena, Jason Gotay, Christina Bianco, Natascia Diaz, Joy Franz Offer Tim Realbuto Plenty of Help July 24 by Andrew Gans

A host of Broadway artists join writer Tim Realbuto for Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), which is presented July 24 at 54 Below.

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Steel Pier to Promises, Promises; The Greatest Stage Moments of Birthday Gal Kristin Chenoweth by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth celebrates her birthday July 24. Playbill.com has compiled some favorite photos featuring the stage and screen star.

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Eric Meyers, Jordan Stanley, Zakiya Young Star in Free Off-Broadway Musical The Lightning Thief, Opening Tonight by Andrew Gans

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, presents the new musical The Lightning Thief — the featured production of its 26th …

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PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart Cast Members Pick Favorite Songs by Bert Berns by Michael Gioia

Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opened Off-Broadway July 21 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature …

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Silly-String Gore for All! Puppet Titus Andronicus Starts Off-Broadway Performances by Broadway.com

Watch your hands, because Puppet Titus is here! Puppet Titus Andronicus begins performances off-Broadway on July 24, with opening night set for July 30 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Th…

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American Premiere of The Good and the True Begins Performances Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

The American premiere of The Good and the True starts preview performances on July 24 at off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre. The Daniel Hrbek-helmed production stars Isobel Pravda and Saul Reich…

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The War of Art – Pentecost by Sandi Durell

              NY Theater Review by JK Clarke     There are a couple of expressions that have been making the rounds on the Internet... The post T…

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BWW Reviews: Aurora's Magical MARY POPPINS Brings New Surprises to Beloved Classic by Matt Tamanini

There is something very special, even magical, in the wind in Lawrenceville this summer. As he did with last year's LES MISERABLES, director Justin Anderson has found exciting ways to bring …

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Takuya Hiramitsu Discusses New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGER by Pat Cerasaro

Takuya Hiramitsu, the director at the helm of the brand new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON set to premiere later this year in Toky…

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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elaine Stritch Gets Juicy by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are turning back the hands of time in viewing an unearthed piece of theatre history featuring the TV debut of Tony Award-winning legend Elaine Stritch singing and selling up a storm…

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“Mother Jones and the Children’s Crusade” (NYMF) by Sandi Durell

      NY Theater Review By Marcina Zaccaria   At the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Crystal Theatre and Benjamin Simpson present “Mother Jones and the Children’s …

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