Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Floating Lightbulb Review

LinkLike a magician pulling a freshly hatched chick from a sack, TJT's production transforms Allen's humdrum script into something fresh and almost substantial. Director Nancy Carlin keeps t…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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0135: Raise Your Voice: We Talk Sister Act! by MusicalTalk

Nick joins new presenter Chris More to discuss the new hit show in town: Sister Act. They also discuss Spring Awakening's early closure, Eurovision and The Producers in Germany.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Tony nominations fluff 'Hair'

"Hair" seems to have gotten the biggest spritz from the Tony noms, with the revival seeing sales jump last week by 15% to land in the No. 6 spot in the top 10.

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Bennett's 'Habit' screened live By DAVID BENEDICT

Play to be shown on 170 screens worldwide

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Slow transition for Intiman By LYNN JACOBSON

Sher unveils unusual, multiyear succession plan

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Firth, Spacey to star in 'Catalonia'

Hugh Hudson to direct Orwell adaptation

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Arts, Briefly: Fired Columnist Is Hired
Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF

The Hollywood Reporter said on Monday that it had hired Mr. Friedman as a senior correspondent and that his ShowBiz 411 blog (showbiz411.com) would become part of the publication's roster of…

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Best-actor Obie goes to Phila. performer By Howard Shapiro

As an actor, Sugg - tall, lanky, with a mop of at-times wild, dark hair - tends to play roles at the extreme.

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Video Feature
A Whole Lot of Drama! By: Brian Scott Lipton, Clover Lalehzar, Edward Highfield, and Jordan Neuren

Brian D'Arcy James, Geoffrey Rush, Janet McTeer, Allison Janney, Carson Kressley, Pablo Schreiber, Haydn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Lorenzo Pisoni, Stephen Daldry, Peter Darling, and Diane Paulu…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Jessica Hynes

Jessica Hynes - a 2009 Tony Award nominee for her work in The Norman Conquests - fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.

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Animation: Recession Sing-A-Long!

The classic "West Side Story" is enjoying its Broadway revival. Now comes the remix, "Worst Slide Story."

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Springtime for 'The Producers' in Germany By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN

Eight years after conquering Broadway and much of the rest of the world, Mel Brooks's musical "The Producers" opened in Berlin.

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Quick Q&A: Andre Holland by Patrick Lee

Andre Holland is making his Broadway debut in "Joe Turner's Come And Gone" by August Wilson, the playwright who inspired him to become an actor.

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Culture Monster: 'Octomom the Musical': More than just octuplets by David Ng

We spoke with the show's creator, Chris Voltaire, to get the lowdown on what could be the lowbrow hit of the season.

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From the trove, 'Pirates!' remade By Sam Allis

Nell Benjamin had the gall to adapt the lyrics and text of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan musical operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" into a musical comedy called "Pirates! (Or, Gilbert and…

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Culture Monster: Review: 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre by Charles McNulty

I'm tempted to call it the most original drama written so far about the Iraq war, but why sell the work short? The imagination behind it is way too thrillingly genre-busting to be confined w…

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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Reviewed by: Jonas Schwartz

Rajiv Joseph's mind-bending new play about the consequences of war gets an extraordinary production.

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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Review By BOB VERINI

Despite considerable incident and bloodspilling, play's predisposition to philosophize at the drop of a helmet inspires more intellectual curiosity than emotional involvement.

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Grasses of a Thousand Colors
Review By DAVID BENEDICT

The quiet self-confidence of Shawn's singular dramatic voice allows him literally to tell a story that keeps the beguiled audience hanging on his words.

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Groundswell
Reviewed by: Barbara & Scott Siegel

Ian Bruce's admirable new play, set in modern-day South Africa, is a call for self-examination.

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Intersecting Lives Tainted by Apartheid By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

The lives of three disappointed men intersect with volatile consequences in this engrossing South African play by Ian Bruce.

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Groundswell
Review By SAM THIELMAN

Does a white businessman owe a poor black laborer an actual sum of money? Can a racially charged murder ever really be forgiven? With adroit direction from New Group a.d. Scott Elliot, Bruce…

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Groundswell
Review by Matthew Murray

Bruce's play is not complicated or deeply original writing, but it's uncomfortable in the best of ways when the warring souls at its center hash out a century's worth of strife during one st…

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Groundswell

The issues raised are not limited to Africa where it takes place. Even with an African-American president, our own country is still not without its groundswell of problems to disturb the sur…

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Groundswell reviewed by Adam R. Perlman

Ian Bruce's play presented by The New Group is a tense look at post-apartheid South Africa.

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Trio expound on post-apartheid society's successes, failures BY ROBERT FELDBERG

Things start out promisingly under the taut direction of Scott Elliott, with the play taking the form of a socially aware thriller. But everything collapses toward the end of the one-hour-40…

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version
Reviewedby:Brian Scott Lipton

Benjamin Walker gives a striking performance in the title role of Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's brilliantly inventive musical about America's seventh president.

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version
Review By MARILYN STASIO

Political satire goes down better with loud music and vulgar lyrics. It also helps to have the bitter political truths delivered by manic clowns in funny costumes, taking spills on a 19th ce…

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Review by Matthew Murray

Because of its intelligence, its wit, and the undercurrent of maturity that buoys its childishness, this is in no way the pandering, least-common-denominator evening it mocks every chance it…

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version reviewed by Adam R. Perlman

Making its New York debut, this newest bit of pop playfulness from Les Freres Corbusier is a silly-smart entertainment that feels like a fifth-grade pageant hatched under the tutelage of The…

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American Hwangap
Reviewedby:Dan Bacalzo

Lloyd Suh's poignant and amusing comedy about a bittersweet Korean birthday celebration gets a first-rate production.

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American Hwangap reviewed by Ronni Reich

Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap offers a sensitive, thought-provoking glimpse into family relationships and coming-of-age angst.

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American Hwangap

Lloyd Suh's terrific new play is a symbolic reminder of the seismic forces that pull family members back together from their disparate lives

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A Play on Words reviewed by Leonard Jacobs

The playwright Yasmina Reza would not only recognize but probably salute A Play on Words, Brian Dykstra's corrosively funny two-hander.

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A Play on Words
Reviewedby:Sandy MacDonald

Brian Dykstra's witty play about a pair of argumentative sticklers is fierce and funny.

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A Play on Words
Review By SAM THIELMAN

As his two characters quibble endlessly about definitions and word choices, Dykstra sneaks in some incisive political commentary and arrives at conclusions both commonly held and rarely spok…

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Sundown Names and Night-Gone Things
Reviewed by: Dan Bacalzo

The Negro Ensemble Company presents a problematic production of Leslie Lee's worthy if flawed play about the everyday effects of racism.

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Theater Review | 'A More Perfect Union'
Opposites Share a Love for Law, and Each Other By ANITA GATES

Vern Thiessen throws a batch of plot ideas into a stew pot, but forgets to turn on the gas in his well-meaning one-act.

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Theater Review | 'The Nosemaker's Apprentice'
Ye Olde Cosmetic Chop Shop By CLAUDIA LA ROCCO

This cosmetic-alteration creation tale is an effort in pure, conventional entertainment.

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BOSOM BUDDIES BARE IT ALL By FRANK SCHECK (***)

THEY'RE a little like Mutt and Jeff -- one's tall, the other's short; one shoots her mouth off while the other suffers in silence. But there's one thing Mel and El have in common: potty mout…

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Design For Living

In the age of Twitterhow civilized it is to revisit a well-made play

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A BRIGHT FUTURE NOT SO BRIGHT IN REALITY by JOHN NATHAN

Director Rupert Goold has a serious go at this revival of Priestley's Time and the Conways. Let's just say, he's better than the play itself.

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SHTICK...EXISTENTIAL SHTICK by ALLEN ROBERTSON

It's hard to imagine a swanker staging of the Beckett classic-or a more stellar cast. It adds up to an exceptionally entertaining production.

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Culture Monster: Review: 'The Price' at the Old Globe by Charles McNulty

As the Old Globe's timely revival of "The Price" makes clear, the difference between this play and Miller's earlier masterworks is one of dramatic scale rather than intensity...

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'Idol' Final Raises Extra Question By STEPHEN HOLDEN

The overhyped media question of the moment is whether the country is ready to hand the crown to an androgynous, seemingly gay 27-year-old fireball from San Diego.

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Adam Lambert had a 'Wicked,' pre-'Idol' stage life By MICHAEL KUCHWARA, AP Drama Writer

Before "American Idol" took over Adam Lambert's life, there was " Wicked," not to mention "The Ten Commandments" - yes, a musical version of the sand-and-sandals biblical epic.

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Motley Crew of School Misfits Sings, and Annoys the Cool Kids By ALESSANDRA STANLEY

"Glee," a new high school musical comedy on Fox, is blissfully unoriginal in a witty, imaginative way.

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TELEVISION REVIEW: 'Glee' on Fox By MARY McNAMARA

The musical set at a high school has its dark side, but these students with a song in their hearts are fun to watch.

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Embrace your inner show-tunes nerd By Heather Havrilesky

Fox's hysterical new comedy captures the countless absurdities of high school show choir -- and so much more.

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'Guys' on the Cheap By PATRICK HEALY; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF

The Broadway revival of the musical "Guys and Dolls" has been struggling at the box office in recent weeks and is now promoting a new ticket discount.

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In the Wings
Compiled by STEVEN McELROY

The York Theater Company will kick off its 2009-10 season with "Blind Lemon Blues," and more theater news.

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