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Cut From the Oscars: Cartoon Characters' Sins By DAVID M. HALBFINGER

ABC executives have forced Robin Williams to drop a comic song from the Oscars show that might well have proved one of the most political and racy numbers of the broadcast, despite the fact that the network and the show's host, Chris Rock, have been promoting the night as anything but tame.
For a bit of material, Mr. Williams predictably turned to Marc Shaiman...

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Now 'Jerry Springer - The Opera' is forced to stay off Broadway By Anthony Barnes

A Broadway run of the musical Jerry Springer - The Opera has been scrapped in the fallout from a Christian fundamentalist group's campaign against the award-winning show.

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The lone Christian voice who has smoked the Jerry Springer show out of Broadway By Anthony Barnes

Who is Stephen Green? Who does he represent? And how on God's earth did he close a multi-million-pound Broadway show from Camarthen?

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"Hedwig" creator's parents are tearing down a wall By John Moore

As play hits Springs stage, devout pair praises gay son's work
This is a great read and an interesting counterpoint to the "Jerry Springer" stories above.
Thanks to American Theater Web for the link, and for the following link too.

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Musical partnership produces a spoof with a big message By Peter Szatmary

Partners in work and in life, composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman and lyricist Scott Wittman earned a 2003 Tony Award for best score for "Hairspray" by creating upbeat songs about tolerance.

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Guest Programmer: Stephen Sondheim

The celebrated composer/lyricist presents six of his favorite movies. Tuesday March 22nd, including...

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Who has Time for the cover?

B'way stars grace magazine's cover less and less

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The New British Invasion By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

A confluence of British directors teamed with American classics suggests that American directors may not be equally esteemed by producers, at least when it comes to the classics.

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A Season of Men Behaving Badly By DAVID CARR

At last, bile-spewing, misogynistic, self-destructive men can bask in the love of the audience.

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No Greasepaint, Just the Roar of the Cast By JESSE GREEN

A first rehearsal can be awesome, or an awful mess. For the 50 people staging the new musical "Dessa Rose," it was magical.

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Picking Up a Broadway Tab By JESSE McKINLEY

A look at the itemized expenses for the Broadway musical "Caroline, or Change," which closed last year, shows some of the ways costs can start to pile up.

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THE BEST OF THE REST

Singing Knights and the Voices of God By JASON ZINOMAN
The offerings on stage this spring include a musical with dancing knights, two Tennessee Williams revivals and a satire about a Christian boy band.

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ONE TO WATCH | ACTOR, 'ON THE MOUNTAIN'

Ebon Moss-Bachrach By LIESL SCHILLINGER

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ONES TO WATCH | HEADS OF THE EUGENE O'NEILL THEATER CENTER, WATERFORD, CONN.

Preston Whiteway and Richard Kuranda By ERIK PIEPENBURG

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ONE TO WATCH | ACTOR, 'ALL SHOOK UP'

Cheyenne Jackson By ERIK PIEPENBURG

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ONE TO WATCH | ACTRESS, 'MCREELE'

Portia By JAN HOFFMAN

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Audio Slide Show: Season of Revivals

Charles Isherwood, a theater critic for The Times, shares his thoughts on the new season.

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Is this town big enough for both? BY BLAKE GREEN

'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' opens amid the buzz for 'Spamalot.' Could it be 'Full Monty' vs. 'Producers' deja vu?

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Baltimore dynamo put her faith in 'Scoundrels' By J. Wynn Rousuck

Amanda Lipitz saw script's potential, and helped bring it to life on Broadway

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A Star: No Ifs, Ands or Butz

Actor Norbert Leo Butz goes for the big score in Broadway's 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

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Star sighting on Great White Way

B'way may have chance to make a celeb with Butz
Norbert Leo Butz gives a star turn in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Newsweek has already proclaimed "A Star: No Ifs, Ands or Butz." And Gotham's three dailies weigh in as well with laudatory profiles before the March 3 preem. Butz definitely delivers. But will Broadway?

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Broadway casting call: Men only BY STUART MILLER

It's boys' night out at the New York theater these days, with the all-male casts of "12 Angry Men," "Democracy," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Romance," "Altar Boyz" and "Pillowman" (which has the glimpse of a female).
"There's a lot of testosterone on stage right now," says Jon Pankow, one of the "12 Angry Men."

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700 Memories of Childhood in Long Beach By MARCELLE S. FISCHLER

ONSTAGE at the Broadhurst Theater, Billy Crystal bounded out the screen door of a brick Cape Cod, a replica of his childhood home at 549 East Park Avenue in Long Beach.

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For Shakespeare, a Home That's a Castle? By ROBIN POGREBIN

The architect Norman Foster has designed an adaptation of Shakespeare's Globe Theater that would fit inside the crumbling castle on Governors Island.

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A Playwright Stakes Out New Ground Beyond Her Own World By JULIA M. KLEIN

Dael Orlandersmith's new play, "Raw Boys," about Irish and Puerto Rican immigrants, marks a departure for the playwright, whose work to date has focused closer to home.

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When Chekhov Meets Whoopee Cushion By DAVID HOCHMAN

THE funniest show on Broadway this month might have been the one inside the third floor men's room of a McDonald's in Times Square.

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DIRECTIONS | TRANSPLANTS

Manhattan Improv By WARREN ST. JOHN
Theatrical nomads coming may stop in for a quick six-week run, or perhaps as long as nine months - too long for a hotel, but not long enough for a lease - and find their life turned upside down.

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DIRECTIONS | ECONOMICS

Artful Dodging By ERIC DASH
The Internal Revenue Service received more than 570,000 tax returns from people who listed themselves as artists, writers and performers last year, but many of them probably did not have a clue about what they could claim as legal deductions...

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IT'S THE FULL MONTY By STEPHEN LYNCH

"Spamalot" officially opens March 17, but here's a sneak preview of how the cast - including Tim Curry, Hank Azaria and David Hyde Pierce - runs the goofy gamut from A to Z.

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The play's the thing, at last By Dinah Eng

Writing for film and TV brought John Ridley riches, but reviving one of his old stage projects brought deeper rewards.

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Child's play it isn't By Rob Kendt

Composer David O made his name in L.A. with his sophisticated and dramatic work, and now he's writing for a much younger crowd.

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Letters: Actor and Patriot

The passing of John Raitt not long after the death of Jerry Orbach brought to mind an appearance in the early '60s by the two men in Washington in their celebrated roles in "Carousel" and a …

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The Birth of the Bee

Six young people on the edge of adulthood compete in the new William Finn-Rachel Sheinkin musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

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Can't keep a good mystic down By David Patrick Stearns

Rasputin rises again, in a promising musical scored by a Delco rocker/composer.

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Casting Broadway

James Earl Jones, Leslie Uggams and Denzel Washington are the latest actors of color who've been cast in Broadway roles traditionally played by Caucasians.

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Portrait of a lady By GEORGETTE GOUVEIA

Mercedes Ruehl interview.

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Rep's new director a 'steadying influence'By JOE ADCOCK

Just now, David Esbjornson is migrating from life A to life B.

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Little Old Broadway

The University of Texas at Arlington has scored a coup in doing the world premiere of the musical Little Old Broadway. Co-author and co-composer is Richard M. Sherman, the Oscar-winning composer who, along with his brother Robert, shared responsibilities on the movies Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, among others.

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Special Import 3234

There's also an interview with Norbert in today's Times, but it does not appear to be available online.

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