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The Flea, Off-Off-Broadway By Dan Fingerman BOTTOM LINE: People who remember their college introductory classes fondly will greatly appreciate this new Gurney work. "The Western Trad…

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Broadway Review: BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Emma Rice has crafted an engaging, artful and thoroughly charming adaptation of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter for the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2010-11 season opener. Ms. Rice serve…

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A Show About Iraqi Refugees, to an Audience That Can Relate by SUSAN DOMINUS

A one-woman play by Kim Schultz, a New York actress, brings stories of urban refugee life to the stage.

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In Tony Kushner heaven with 'Angels in America' by LINDA WINER

For scarily close to two decades, "Angels in America" has been on my short list of theater I've been wanting - no, needing - to see again.

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Out, Damned Spot! by A.D. Amorosi

Sans her longtime collaborator, Blanka Zizka takes on a new partner: Shakespeare.

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Three mysteries in one by STEVE COHEN

Ghost-Writer concerns the mysterious process of literary creation. That’s quite a monumental task, but Michael Hollinger handles it so well that the drama flows with energy and wit.

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'Love Never Dies' Will Not Come to Broadway This Spring by PATRICK HEALY

A spokesman for the production said on Friday morning that the show would not go on (at least for now).

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Looking our differences in the face by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

'Freckleface Strawberry" may be based on the kids book by the ac tress Julianne Moore, but it feels more like a version of "Free To Be . . . You and Me." Like that 1972 album and subsequent…

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Believe in 'Magic' by LEIGH WITCHEL

There was plenty of drama Thursday night at New York City Bal let, not all of it planned. The main event, a revival of Peter Martins' "The Magic Flute," went off without a hitch. The rest o…

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Theater Review | 'The Sneeze': Gesundheits as Chekhov and Vaudeville Collide by DAVID ROONEY

“The Sneeze,” at City Center, offers an uneven look at a collection of Chekhov pieces presented by the Pearl Theater.

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From the Archive: the Ruckus Over Mrs. Warren by ERIK PIEPENBURG

According to accounts in The New York Times, the play had been banned (although eventually performed) in London in 1894 because of its sympathetic depiction of prostitutes.

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Arts & Leisure Preview: Katherine Heigl, Janis Joplin, T. R. Knight and More by THE NEW YORK TIMES

Wisdom, insights and observations from this weekend's Arts & Leisure section.

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Out of the O.R., Back Onto the Stage by ERIC GRODE

AS a young actor new to New York, with a cluster of impressive stage credits and a fair number of disappointments to go along with them, T. R. Knight would frequently take note of the televi…

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Review: Freckleface Strawberry the Musical by Iris Wiener

This delightful adaptation of Julianne Moore's children's book will appeal to audiences of all ages.

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Review: NYMF 2010 Roundup #1 by Dan Bacalzo, Meredith Lee, and Sandy MacDonald

Reports on three autobiographical rock musicals: Anthony Rapp's Without You, Ned Massey's Bloodties, and Karen Bishko's Therapy Rocks.

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Feature: Harry Hamlin Goes Full Frontal by Iris Wiener

The star discusses his new memoir Full Frontal Nudity and his new reality TV series Harry Loves Lisa with wife Lisa Rinna.

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Lily Tomlin to Join Alan Cumming, John Glover, Jason Ritter, et al. at Some Men Benefit Reading in L.A. by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Lily Tomlin will make a special appearance at a one-night only reading of Terrence McNally's Some Men, to be offered at the Saban Theatre on October 4 at 8pm. Michael Morr…

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Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz to Join Kathie Lee Gifford, Chad Kimball, Christopher Sieber, Lillias White, and More at Born for Broadway Cabaret by Dan Bacalzo

Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz has joined the line-up for the second annual Born for Broadway celebrity cabaret, a benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, to be held at New World…

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Lauren Hutton Joins Geffen Playhouse Production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Brian Scott Lipton

Lauren Hutton has joined Erica Ash, Winslow Corbett, Glenne Headly, and Edie McClurg in the Geffen Playhouse's production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore through October 24.Hutton replaces Jo…

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PHOTO FLASH: Broadway-Bound White Noise Receives Industry Reading by Dan Bacalzo

An industry reading for the Broadway-bound rock musical White Noise was held on Friday, October 1. The show features a book by Matte O'Brien with music and lyrics by brothers Robert and Stev…

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Jeff Skowron to Star in Old Globe's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Andy Propst

Jeff Skowron will reprise his portrayal of the title character of the Old Globe Theatre's 13th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, to run November 20 - December …

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Sarah Lancashire, Reece Shearsmith Set for Betty Blue Eyes Musical in West End, Richard Eyre to Direct by Andy Propst

Sarah Lancashire and Reece Shearsmith will star in the new musical Betty Blue Eyes, to play the West End's Novello Theatre next spring, according to a report on Whatsonstage.com. Richard Ey…

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PHOTO FLASH: Peter Friedman, Lois Smith, Mare Winningham, et al. At After the Revolution Rehearsal by Tristan Fuge

On Friday, October 1, the cast and creative team of Amy Herzog's After the Revolution started rehearsals at Playwrights Horizons, which will run from October 21-November 28. Carolyn Cantor i…

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John Stamos to Co-Produce Beach Boys Movie Musical by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran John Stamos will co-produce, along with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, a movie musical set to the music of the Beach Boys, according to Variety.No details are currently availab…

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Sutton Foster to Perform Solo Show as Benefit for Huntington Theatre Company by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will offer a one-night-only performance of her solo show An Evening with Sutton Foster at the Huntington Theatre Company on November 15 at 7:3pm. Michael Raft…

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Tales From the Tunnel to End Off-Broadway Run October 3 by Dan Bacalzo

The Off-Broadway production of Troy Diana and James Valletti's Tales from the Tunnel, at the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, will end its run on October 3. The playwrights have co-directed the…

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Jennifer Bowles, Chris Hall, Christopher Timson, et al. Set for ReVision Theatre's The Rocky Horror Show by Andy Propst

ReVision Theatre has announced casting for Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, to run October 28 - November 7 at The Carousel House on the Boardwalk. Thomas Morrissey will direct the p…

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Lisa Harrow, Sherman Howard, Tom Pelphrey, et al. Set for Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Lion in Winter by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting and creative team has been announced for the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, to run October 20-November 14. Paul Mullins w…

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Chiara Montalto's Emergency Used Candles to Play Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane by Dan Bacalzo

Writer/performer Chiara Montalto's Emergency Used Candles will play an Off-Broadway engagement at the Cherry Lane's Stuido Theatre, November 4-20, with an opening on November 6. Victoria Mal…

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Christine Ebersole, Michael Feinstein, Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Sondheim, et al. Set for Upcoming Barnes & Noble Events by Andy Propst

Barnes and Noble has announced an updated list of events in October and November in its Lincoln Triangle and Union Square stores.Kelsey Grammer, Douglas Hodge and other cast members from Bro…

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Idina Menzel to Headline October 13 Cabaret Gala Benefit by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will perform at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Cabaret gala to be held on October 13 at 6:30pm at the Park Avenue. CBS News…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies Will Not Reach Broadway in Spring 2011 by Andy Propst

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the sequel to his Phantom of the Opera, will not debut on Broadway during the spring of 2011 as previously announced, according to a report in The New …

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City Spotlight: Las Vegas Spotlight: October 2010 by Dan Amernick

Chazz Palminteri brings his Bronx Tale back to Vegas, while additional theater shows include Count Dracula, The Hot L Baltimore, and The Hot L Baltimore. Music and comedy acts this month inc…

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Bill Cosby, John Mellencamp, James Naughton, Stevie Wonder, Renee Zellweger, et al. Set for Benefit for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps by Dan Bacalzo

Grammy Award winners Hilary Hahn, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, John Mellencamp, Keb' Mo' and Stevie Wonder will perform as part of "A Celebration of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps," a…

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Richard Poe, Jeremy Strong, Christopher Evan Welch, et al. Set for LCT3's The Coward by Dan Bacalzo

Steven Boyer, Jarlath Conroy, John Patrick Dougherty, Stephen Ellis, Richard Poe, Kristen Schaal, Jeremy Strong, and Christopher Evan Welch will be featured in Nick Jones' The Coward. Presen…

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Daniel Evans to Star in Company at Crucible Theatre in 2011 by Andy Propst

Daniel Evans will star in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company at Sheffields Theatres' Crucible Theatre in December 2011. Jonathan Munby will direct the production, which will have d…

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Tracie Bennett to Star as Judy Garland in West End Transfer of End of the Rainbow; Terry Johnson to Direct by Dan Bacalzo

Tracie Bennett will once again play the role of Judy Garland in the West End premiere of Peter Quilter's End of the Rainbow, to be presented at Trafalgar Studios November 15-March 5, with an…

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City Spotlight: London Spotlight: October 2010 by David Finkle

This month's highlights include musical revivals of Me and Juliet and Bells Are Ringing, along with Ena Lamont Smith's Men Should Weep, Brett Neveu's Red Bud, Sarah Kane's Blasted, and the k…

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Tom Chambers to Star in U.K. Tour of Big, the Musical; Ian Talbot Will Direct by Andy Propst

Tom Chambers will play Josh Baskin in Big The Musical, to run February 14-26 at the Liverpool Empire, according to a report on Whatsonstage.com. Ian Talbot will direct the production, which…

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Tessa Auberjonois, Brian Avers, Angela Goethals, et al. Set for SCR's Becky Shaw by Andy Propst

South Coast Repertory has announced casting for its produciton of Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, to run October 22 - November 21. Pam MacKinnon will direct the production.In Gionfriddo's com…

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Christian Camargo Cast in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Films by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage star Christian Camargo will play Eleazar in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, the latest installment of the popular film series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Breaking Dawn, to be di…

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City Spotlight: Los Angeles Spotlight: October 2010 by Les Spindle

This month's highlights include Andrea McArdle in Annie; Mike Farrell and Jim Parrack in Terre Haute; Gregory Itzin, Amy Pietz, and Steven Weber in Enron; Stephanie Zimbalist in Tea at Five;…

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London's Billy Elliot Announces Updated Casting by Dan Bacalzo

The London production of Billy Elliot the Musical at the West End Victoria Palace Theatre has announced updated casting for fall 2010. As of November 29, the role of Billy will be alternate…

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PHOTO FLASH: F. Murray Abraham, Janet McTeer, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Marian Seldes, et al. Attend Broadway's Pitmen Painters Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, September 30, Tony Award winner Lee Hall's play The Pitmen Painters opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.Inspired by a book by William Feaver, the play is set in 1934, and f…

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When miners become artists by Toby Zinman

The new Broadway season begins with a (wait for it) transfer from England. The Pitmen Painters, a hit both in Newcastle and then in London, arrives cast intact, extreme accents likewise. The…

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Review: Brief Encounter - Noel Coward jazzed up by OSCAR E. MOORE

Engaging and unconventional. Inventive and romantic.

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Michael Grandage to Step Down as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Michael Grandage has announced that he will step down as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse. He is scheduled to depart the position he has held for nine years in la…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Karen Ziemba

Karen Ziemba, a star of the American musical stage, sheds the songs to play the mirthless mother in The Old Globe's in-rep productions of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bo…

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Today in Theatre History: OCTOBER 2

1890 Julius Henry Marx is born in New York. Under the nickname "Groucho," he and his brothers form one of the most enduring comedy acts ever, The Marx Brothers, rising from Vaudeville to Br…

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Once Upon a Time in New Jersey Opens in NYC Oct. 2

The New York premiere of Susan DiLallo and Stephen Weiner's musical comedy Once Upon a Time in New Jersey officially opens Oct. 2 at the Hudson Guild Theatre.

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Paley Center's "Musicals on Television" Series Launches Oct. 2 With Bernadette Peters in George M!

In conjunction with the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the Paley Center is offering screenings of four "Musicals on Television" beginning Oct. 2.

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Terre Haute, Co-Starring Mike Farrell and Jim Parrack, Begins in Hollywood Oct. 2

Edmund White's Terre Haute, inspired by the unpublished correspondence between one of America's most famous writers and a notorious homegrown terrorist, begins performances Oct. 2 at the Bl…

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Summer Stock, a Stage Musical Expansion of the M-G-M Film, Is Harvested for NJ Benefit

Skyline Theatre Company in New Jersey's Bergen County presents a concert of the new stage musical Summer Stock, inspired by the M-G-M movie musical, Oct. 2-3 as a benefit for Skyline.

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Lawrence Wright Explores The Human Scale Beginning Oct. 2

Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's one-man exploration of the conflict in Gaza, The Human Scale, begins performances Oct. 2 at the 3LD Art and Technology Center.

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Tony Winner Idina Menzel Will Perform at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Benefit

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will perform at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's annual benefit gala on Oct. 13.

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Double Indemnity and In the Next Room to Play Seattle's ACT

Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre will offer the world-premiere stage adaptation of the classic novel and film Double Indemnity, as well as Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room, or the vibrator pla…

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: The Pitmen Painters — Art Isn't Easy

Meet the first-nighters at the opening of Lee Hall's The Pitmen Painters at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Food on the Aisle, Five Short Musicals About Cooking, to Have Free Staged Reading

Food on the Aisle, a new series of five short musicals about the many ways in which humans love food, will have a staged reading Oct. 5 at 4:30 and 8 PM at the Hudson Guild Theatre.

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: Patti LuPone's Stage Career... So Far

With the Sept. 14 release of her long-awaited memoir and a scheduled Oct. 8 return to Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, it has been an especially busy autumn for Patti …

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Zadan, Meron and Stamos to Produce Beach Boys Movie Musical

Good Vibrations may not have surfed Broadway for too long, but producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and actor John Stamos are hoping that a film musical using the Beach Boys catalogue will rid…

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Lion King Tour's Chicago Engagement Opens Oct. 1 at Cadillac Palace Theatre

The Chicago engagement of the North American tour of Disney's The Lion King opens Oct. 1 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. The production, directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, began pr…

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Tales from the Tunnel, with Rent Tony Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Sets Closing Date

Tales from the Tunnel, a new comedy about true NYC subway experiences co-written and co-directed by Troy Diana and James Valletti that features Tony Award winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Re…

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"Glee" Creator Ryan Murphy to Be Honored by PFLAG; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet to Co-Host

Ryan Murphy, the Emmy Award-winning co-creator and producer of the hit musical series "Glee," will be honored for his work on the show by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays …

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Tyne Daly to Host Helen Hayes Star Gala in D.C.

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly will host the Helen Hayes Star Gala Oct. 15 at 6:30 PM at The Four Seasons Hotel Washington.

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Daniel Evans to Star in Sondheim's Company at Britain's Crucible Theatre

Daniel Evans, a 2008 Tony Award nominee for Best Actor a Musical when he re-created his starring performance from the London revival of Sunday in the Park with George at Studio 54, will sta…

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PHOTO CALL: After the Revolution's Lois Smith, Peter Friedman, Mare Winningham and More Meet the Press

The cast of Williamstown Theatre Festival's summer production of Amy Herzog's After the Revolution reunites at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons for the play's New York City premiere begi…

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Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston to Star Opposite Rachel Weisz in Deep Blue Sea Film

Olivier Award winners Simon Russell Beale and Tom Hiddleston will star opposite Rachel Weisz in an upcoming film version of Terrence Rattigan's play The Deep Blue Sea, according to deadline…

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PHOTO CALL: Matt Letscher, John Horton and Jayne Houdyshell Explore The Language Archive

Matt Letscher, John Horton and Jayne Houdyshell are featured in Rouandabout's New York City premiere of Julia Cho's The Language Archive at the Laura Pels Theatre.

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"Sound of Music" Soundtrack Will Get 45th Anniversary Release, With Lea Michele on Bonus Track

Legacy Recordings will release a 45th anniversary edition of the soundtrack of "The Sound of Music," the 1965 movie version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. The disc will include a bon…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Sept. 25-Oct. 1: Grandage, Cromer, Pitmen & Encounter

Another wildly successful era in the history of London's Donmar Warehouse will soon come to an end. Michael Grandage, who began his reign as artistic director in November 2002, will step do…

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Robert Cuccioli Will Offer A Standard Love at Feinstein's

Robert Cuccioli, who was Tony-nominated for his performance in Jekyll and Hyde, will go it solo at Feinstein's at Loews Regency Oct. 11.

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PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Sept. 25-Oct. 1: Grandage, Cromer, Pitmen & Encounter

Another wildly successful era in the history of London's Donmar Warehouse will soon come to an end. Michael Grandage, who began his reign as artistic director in November 2002, will step do…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies Will Not Arrive on Broadway This Season

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, which officially opened in London March 9 at the Adelphi Theatre, will not arrive on Broadway in spring 2011 as previously announced.

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Jeremy Strong Will Be The Coward for LCT3

Lincoln Center Theater has announced casting for the world premiere of Nick Jones' 18th century-set comedy The Coward, which will be presented by LCT3 beginning Nov. 8 at the Duke on 42nd S…

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Arena's Oklahoma! Corrals E. Faye Butler, Aaron Ramey, Valisia LeKae and More

Optimism surrounds the October re-opening of the expanded and renovated new Arena Stage complex in Washington, DC, so it's only fitting that Oklahoma!, which brims with optimism, is the ope…

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Christian Camargo Cast in "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" Films

Stage veteran Christian Camargo will play Eleazar, a member of the Denali vampire coven, in the upcoming film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," which will be released in two parts, accord…

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La Cage and Bloody Bloody Casts to Appear at Barnes and Noble; Sondheim to Discuss New Book

Kelsey Grammer, Douglas Hodge and Christine Ebersole have been added to the October lineup at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble.

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Ryan Gosling in Talks to Star in Film of Farragut North for George Clooney

Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling is currently in negotiations to star in George Clooney's upcoming film of Beau Willimon's political-campaign play, Farragut North, according to deadline.c…

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Lives of "Rosie's Theater Kids" Featured in New Musical My Life: Today

The New York Musical Theater Festival and Rosie O'Donnell will present the new musical My Life: Today Oct. 5-6 at The Duke on 42nd Street.

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Additional Tour Dates Announced for Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway's Boom!

Additional touring dates have been announced for Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway's new, critically acclaimed concert act, Boom!

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Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in Talks for Film of August: Osage County

Two motion-picture heavyweights, Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, are currently in negotiations to star in the film version of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Tracy…

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Willem Dafoe Will Be Part of 2011 Manchester International Festival; New Works Commissioned

The U.K's Manchester International Festival, which concentrates on original, new work that is specially commissioned for it, will in 2011 include new commissions from British playwright and…

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London's Billy Elliot Welcomes New Billy and Diane Langton

Thirteen-year-old Scott McKenzie will become the 24th boy to play the title role of Billy Elliot when he joins the original West End production Nov. 29.

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Big the Musical to Receive British Premiere Starring Tom Chambers

Big - the Musical, the 1996 Broadway musical version of the 1988 film that starred Tom Hanks, will receive its British premiere in a new production that will be launched at Liverpool Empire…

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End of the Rainbow, New Play About Judy Garland, to Receive West End Premiere

End of the Rainbow, a play that revolves around Judy Garland's final performances in London in 1968, will receive its West End premiere at the Trafalgar Studios, beginning performances Nov.…

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The WEEK AHEAD: Oct. 2-8 by Blake Ross

Talk about girl power! This WEEK AHEAD features offerings from many a fabulous female. Julie Taymor and a starry “Tempest”…Mrs. Warren Brings Cherry Jones back to Broadway…

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Getting Teller to Talk by Blake Ross

Teller (the mostly silent half of Penn & Teller) will finally get his two cents in when he joins us for a talk-balk following a special Playbill Club Halloween performance of his new sho…

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The WEEK AHEAD: Sept. 25-Oct. 1 by Blake Ross

The Broadway fall season gets off to a running (and flying) start with two new openings this WEEK AHEAD. NYMF ushers in new tunes and talent… An Encounter of the aerobatic kind… …

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Exclusive Video from "Beauty and the Beast" Re-Release by Adam Hetrick

Disney is preparing to release a new re-mastered “Diamond Edition” of the classic 1991 film musical “Beauty and the Beast,” which became the first Disney animated mov…

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Catherine Zuber Talks Women on the Verge Costumes (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber recently discussed her costumes for the upcoming musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in an interview with WNET-13’s &#…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Sept. 20-26 by Andrew Gans

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Sept. 20-26, 2010, as reported by The Broadway League. MUSICALS Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,495,013 The Lion King (Minskoff T…

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BWW's On This Day - October 2, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Emily Skinner Joins BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway 10/2

Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner, currently starring as Mrs. Wilkinson' in the first national touring production of Billy Elliot the Musical in Chicago, will join the Broadway company on Oct…

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Taymor's TEMPEST to Highlight NY Film Fest., Oct. 2 by BWW News Desk

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Julie Taymor is at the helm of a new film adaptation of THE TEMPEST, to be released this December. The film was shot in Hawaii with stars Helen Mirr…

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LOVE, LOSS Extends Thru 10/2 in Toronto by BWW News Desk

Producers Michael Rubinoff and Daryl Roth are proud to announce that, after weeks of packed houses and heaps of critical and popular praise, the Toronto production of the award-winning New Y…

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LES MIZ Tour Closes at Barbican Theatre, 10/2

Cameron Mackintosh's current touring production of Les Miserables, which is making its way around the U.K., is set to return to a familiar home this fall in celebration of the show's 25th an…

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Idina Menzel Adds Additional NY Show to 2010 National Tour, 10/2 by BWW News Desk

Broadway, and soon-to-be GLEE star Idina Menzel, has announced an additional tour date for her previously announced 2010 national tour. The new stop will be on October 2 at the Tilles Center…

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Broadway Blog - Review Roundup: THE PITMEN PAINTERS

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Friday, October 1, 2010.

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Photo Flash: Tartaglia, Thoms, et al. at Destination D by BWW Photo Special

As part of this years Destination D Disneyland 55 weekend, presented by D23, Disneys Official Fan Club, D23 members were invited to a colorful concert of music from the past and present of D…

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STAGE TUBE: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Goes Broadway with Kristin Chenoweth, 10/3

On June 20, Ty and team gave a different kind of wake up call to the deserving Lutz family of East Setauket, New York. The family thought they had just been invited to attend an afternoon ba…

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STAGE TUBE: WICKED Tour on How 'It Gets Better'

In response to the sudden influx of gay suicides, cast members from the 2nd National Tour of Wicked tell their stories of how they overcame their teens to become the artists they are today. …

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ROCK OF AGES Tour to Appear on 'Late Show', 10/4

The National Touring cast of ROCK OF AGES, starring Constantine Maroulis, will make their first national TV appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, October 4, 2010. The cast…

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STAGE TUBE: Aaron Tveit in 'Howl'

Check out this trailer of 'Howl', featuring Broadway's Aaron Tveit. In the film Tveit plays Peter Orlovsky, who is the lover of poet Alan Ginsberg played by James Franco. The film is now pl…

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BETTY BLUE EYES to Play the Novello this Spring

According to a report by Whatsonstage.com, the upcoming West End production of Betty Blue Eyes will open at the Novello Theatre for Spring 2011. The show, which is to be produced by Cameron…

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FLASHFORWARD FRIDAY: The Twists of TANGLED by Pat Cerasaro

This week, in honor of the world premiere exclusive reveal of the first image of Mother Gothel from Disney's newest animated feature film TANGLED starring the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary …

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STAGE TUBE: Sorkin Talks 'Social Network' on 'The Colbert Report'

Check out this interview of Aaron Sorkin promoting his new film, The Social Network, on 'The Colbert Report'. The film, which is already receiving Oscar-buzz opens in theatres today, Octobe…

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RIALTO CHATTER: Nicholson & Hoffman in Talks to Join AUGUST Film? by Rialto Chatter

BroadwayWorld.com has learned from a Broadway insider that in talks to join the film alongside Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are none other than Jack Nicholson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nata…

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Stamos to Co-Produce Beach Boys Film

Veteran of the stage and screen, John Stamos has joined the team of Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming Beach Boys movie musical, according to Variety. Stamos will produce the film along with C…

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Menzel Set for Weill Cornell Cabaret Benefit, 10/13

Tony Award winning actress Idina Menzel is set to perform on October 13 at the New York-Presbyterian HospitalWeill Cornell Medical Center's Cabaret gala. The event will be hosted by Katie Co…

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THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Nominated For Four AUDELCO Awards

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the exhilarating new Kander amp Ebb musical, has been nominated for four AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre.

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STAGE TUBE: Ferguson, Light et al. 'Give A Damn' for LGBT Youth

This month, LIly Tomlin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Mae Whitman and Judith Light talk about why we all need to give a damn about the fact that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth are nea…

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LA CAGE, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON & More Visit Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble in October

Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Center has announced an exciting line-up of Broadway guests for October. The kick-off begins today, October 1 at 5pm with a Cabaret Convention Preview.

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LOVE NEVER DIES Will Not Play Broadway this Season

Reps for LOVE NEVER DIES have confirmed to the New York Times this morning that indeed the production will not open on Broadway as planned in the Spring of 2011. Adrian Bryan-Brown of the B…

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Without You by Tom Penketh

In "Without You"—based on successful "Rent" actor Anthony Rapp's 2006 memoir— reveals that the late 1990s was also a time of great personal loss.

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Hotel Savoy by Mitch Montgomery

An interactive stay at this simulated hotel offers a singular experience of ambiance and reflection.

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Nighttime Traffic by Marc Miller

This 90-minute show involving a time-altering drug feels twice as long. Kudos to Broadway vet Liz McCartney for bringing a note of reality to the fantasy.

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Freckleface Strawberry by Cindy Pierre

It takes a lot to arrest the attention of a tot. Colors need to dazzle; sounds need to pop. Gary Kupper and Rose Caiola's "Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical" does all of this and then some.

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Ben Stiller, Edie Falco Go 'Blue' on Broadway

Ben Stiller and Edie Falco are teaming up for a revival of "The House of Blue Leaves" on Broadway this spring. The actors will appear as a married couple in John Guare's black comedy.

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Cherry Jones, Doug Hughes Reunite with Shaw by Mark Kennedy

When Cherry Jones met Doug Hughes several months ago, Hughes wanted to lure Jones back to Broadway with his version of the George Bernard Shaw play "Mrs. Warren's Profession."

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Roberts, Streep to Join 'August: Osage County' Film? by Jay A. Fernandez and Gregg Kilday

Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are in negotiations to star in the feature adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-winning play "August: Osage County." John Wells would direct the film.

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What the FAQ? Lombardi revisits its site by Adam Feldman

Lombardi intercepts its own pass at Broadway rookies

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Heidi Blickenstaff Reveals Plans For [title of show] Team's And Now This Is Happening

The [title of show] team is hard at work on their next collaboration, the previou...

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Aaron Tveit and James Franco Get Close in the ‘Lovers Trailer' for Howl

Dontcha just love Aaron Tveit? Everyone seems to adore the actor, who appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, Wicked and Next to Normal, and we've been wondering what he's been up to lately. Here…

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Mare Winningham, Peter Friedman & More Get Set for After the Revolution

We know why these people are smiling: They got great reviews this summer in Williamstown Theatre Festival's world premiere of After the Revolution, and now they get to do it again at Playwri…

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Patrick Wilson Talks About His Broadway One-Night Stands

After a two year absence from Broadway, Patrick Wilson will return for a one-night-only...

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The Pitmen Painters Gets a Colorful Broadway Opening

Broadway's got a new bunch of miners to root for: Billy Elliot author Lee Hall is back in town with The Pitmen Painters, Manhattan Theatre Club's fir...

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New Cast Members Leap Into London's Billy Elliot

On November 29, 13-year-old Scott McKenzie will become the 24th young man to take on the title role in the West End production of Billy Elliot. He will ...

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Ellen DeGeneres Preps Backstage at Promises with Chenoweth and Hayes

You've already seen Ellen DeGeneres make her hilar...

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Weekend Poll: Which Upcoming Broadway Star Turn Are You Most Excited to See?

Now that the fall season has now arrived, theatergoers can look forward to stars of stage and screen descending upon the Great White Way this autumn...many in wildly uncharacteristic charact…

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Love Never Dies Scraps Plans for Spring Broadway Run

Love Never Dies, the musical sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber's international hit...

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Tracie Bennett to Travel to the End of the Rainbow as Judy Garland

Olivier winner Tracie Bennett will play Judy Garland in Peter Quilter's End of the Rainbow at the West End's Trafalgar Studios beginning November 16. The limited engagement will open on Nove…

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What's Up, Alison Fraser? The Divine Sister Star Sermonizes on Film Villains, Lawn Virgins and Stripping in Gypsy

Two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser is sharing the stage with her old friend Charles Busch in his latest madcap off-Broadway comedy, The Divine Sister....

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Ryan Gosling May Head to Farragut North

Ryan Gosling may join the cast of the previously announced film adapatation of...

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Michael Grandage Announces Departure from London's Donmar Warehouse

Tony-winning director Michael Grandage has announced he will step down as artistic director of London's Donmar Warehouse theater, "leaving late 2011 after nine years of leading the company."…

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Backstage Onstage by Jonathan Mandell

Why the recent boom in theatre about theatre? Patrick Stewart has portrayed a spaceship captain, a mutant, Scrooge, and Macbeth, but the character he’s performing this season on Broad…

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Making an A Cappella Musical by Mark Blankenship

The “In Transit” team explains how they make a musical with no instruments When it comes to collaboration, the cast of In Transit, now in previews at Primary Stages, makes every…

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In Tony Kushner heaven with 'Angels in America'

For scarily close to two decades, "Angels in America" has been on my short list of theater I've been wanting - no, needing - to see again.

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'Great Gatsby' Onstage, With A White-Collar Twist

Since its publication in 1925, F. Scott's Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been adapted for film, stage, television and even opera. Now, one ambitious New York theater company has decided …

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Stage Rush TV: Episode 33 by Jesse North

Talking points: Attending the NYMF opening night party with Baz Luhrmann and Claire Danes Rediscovering The Lion King A second go at Time Stands Still Win a free pair of tickets to Time Stan…

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Ticket giveaway: ‘Time Stands Still' by Jesse North

Making a return after its triumphant run on Broadway last winter, Time Stands Still is back for more box office bang. Donald Marguiles' drama starring Laura Linney, Brian d'Arcy James, Eric …

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Early curtains become more common

Legit News: Broadway experiments with shifting start times -- Think curtain time is 8 p.m.? Better double-check your ticket, just to be sure.

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'Lombardi' makes play for NFL fans

Legit News: Bioplay on coach calls for different marketing ploy -- Of all the media outlets in which a Broadway show seems least likely to show up, Sports Illustrated is at the top of the li…

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Road grosses dip slightly

Legit News: New show not enough to offset smaller houses -- Road grosses dipped slightly to 0.3% in Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), despite four of the 10 shows pulling in more than $1 million.

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Fresh blood pumps Broadway B.O.

Legit News: Sales follow annual slow rise after Labor Day dip -- New blood came to Broadway during Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), with five productions kicking off previews and adding a chunk of coi…

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Grandage exits Donmar

Legit News: Director to step down in late 2011 -- Michael Grandage will step down as a.d. of London's Donmar Warehouse in late 2011.

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