Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Review: MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION

105 years ago this month, George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession played exactly one performance in New Haven and one in New York the following week.  It was closed in both…

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Look Back in Anger by Theasy.com

The Seeing Place Theater, Off-Off-Broadway By Alan J. Miller BOTTOM LINE: An ensemble approach to John Osborne's searing 1956 play, which is more traditionally seen as a star vehicle …

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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The Van Hove Effect by Diane Snyder

I'm a relatively new convert to avant-garde downtown theater scene, and when I see shows as captivating as director Ivo van Hove's Little Foxes, I wonder what took me so long. He certainly s…

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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The Care and feeding of audiences. by Travis Bedard

Peter Marks of the Washington Post tosses off a quick “leave me alone” note to Washington theatremakers at the perfect time for me to talk about audiences: opening night of Rubber Rep’…

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Defining Censorship Down (and Up and Down and Up) by Leonard Jacobs

As reported previously at the CFR, the National Coalition Against Censorship, together with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School and the School of Visual Arts, held tw…

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The Comedy and Tragedy of Actors’ Equity by Leonard Jacobs

Update: Since I published this post earlier today, the actor in question has told me that Actor's Equity is threatening to levy a fine for not reporting box office receipts from the New York…

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Will Obama Create an “Artists Corps”? by Leonard Jacobs

Either the ArtsJournal bloggers have been on fire lately or I haven't paid them enough attention. Both are possible, but I'm thinking it's the former. Richard Kessler's arts education blog D…

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Tony Winner James Lapine to Direct Annie Revival

Three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine will direct the previously announced Broadway revival of Annie when the sh...

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Biting New Comedy Tigers Be Still Extends at Roundabout Underground

Tigers Be Still, the new comedy by Kim Rosenstock now playing at the Roundabout Underground, has been extended by one week. The show will now run at ...

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Real Housewife LuAnn de Lesseps Confirms Broadway Dreams

Reality star LuAnn de Lesseps, known as "the Countess" because of her former marriage to Frenchman Alexandre de Lesseps, confirmed to Broadway.com that she's got her eye the Great White Way.…

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That's Life! Patrick Stewart & T.R. Knight Celebrate Opening Night of A Life in the Theatre

In a star-studded fall season, the pairing of Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight in A Life in the Theatre has stirred up lots of excitement around Broadway...

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Comedy Superstar Molly Shannon Makes Her Broadway Debut in Promises, Promises

Molly Shannon's Saturday Night Live school girl Mary Catherine Gallagher was known for her nerve-induced arm pit sniffing, but the funny lady didn't need to resort to any odd ticks as she ef…

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No Sweaty Uniforms Here! Lombardi's Judith Light Shows Off Her Tranquil Dressing Room

As wife to the always busy and heavily stressed Packers coach Vince Lombardi, Marie Lombardi (played by Judith Light) works to keep the Lombardis' off-field home a welcoming environment for …

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Will Joel Grey Co-Star with Dancing Daughter Jennifer in Chicago?

Though Jennifer Grey made her name in the romantic flick Dirty Dancing, her Tony-winning father, Joel Grey, professes to be stunned by her runaway success on TV's Dancing with the Stars. "I …

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Louise Dearman, London's Glinda, Chats About Being Popular in Wicked

Louise Dearman is the latest performer to chirp, "It's good to see me isn't it," while perched high atop the Apollo Victoria stage. As Glinda to Rachel Tucker's Elphaba, Dearman has been hel…

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Kurt Channels Julie Andrews and Brings 'Le Jazz Hot' to Glee

As the students of McKinley High paired of for a week of duets, glee club's resident male diva Kurt (Chris Colfer) abandoned his mission to secure club newcomer Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) …

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It's Her Party! Lesley Gore Joins Million Dollar Quartet For One Night Only

Sixties musical icon Lesley Gore will sit in with Broadway's Million Dollar Quarter for one night only on October 28. She will join Eddie Clen...

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It's Good to be a Girl! Fuerza Bruta Introduces Girls' Night Out

Fuerza Bruta: Look Up, that non-verbal yet sensory-overloading off-Broadway theatrical experience, has announced a series of Girls' Night Out pe...

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Phantom Sequel Love Never Dies Heading to Melbourne with New Creative Team

Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's highly touted sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will reopen in Melbourne, Australia, in May 2011 with a new cast and creative team. Priscilla Queen of…

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Roundabout’s TIGERS BE STILL extends to November 28. by bbbblogger

Roundabout Theatre Company Announces a one-week extension of TIGERS BE STILL Now through Sunday, November 28th, 2010 By Kim Rosenstock Directed by Sam Gold With Reed Birney, Halley Feiffer, …

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A Drama Queen and Her Princess by Boris Kachka

Marian Seldes meets Lily Rabe.

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Where's the Beef? - REVIEW: Arden Theatre Co.'s Threepenny Opera by David Anthony Fox

What is it about the word "Brechtian" that makes me want to reach for a gun?

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The Forest for the Trees - REVIEW: Wilma Theater's Macbeth by Mark Cofta

While effort to thoughtfully examine the text is matched by a respect for the play as ghost story and psychological thriller, neither constitutes a consistent or unifying vision, and the pla…

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'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' is bloody brilliant by Matt Windman

There could not possibly be a more relevant time for “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” — a relentlessly silly rock musical about the first unofficial Tea Party ...

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Review: "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" by Robert Feldberg

For much of the musical's 90 minutes, its presentation of the life and times of our seventh president is a wildly entertaining ride - and a sobering one.

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Review by Simon Vozick-Levinson

Benjamin Walker for president! The actor's charismatic turn in the title role of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a provocative indie-rock musical, ...

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'Bloody Andrew Jackson' puts the pop in populism by Mark Kennedy

The first indication that things might get a little weird at "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" is the sight before the show begins of a large ...

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'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' hits Broadway Broadway by Michael Sommers

Whatever, a stuffed equine suspends upside down over spectators' heads inside the garishly decked-out auditorium of the Jacobs Theatre, ...

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Matthew Murray

The Seventh President of the United States is making things look rather more effortful at the Bernard B. Jacobs than he did during his previous terms Off-Broadway.

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson -- Review by Frank Scheck

If attitude was all that mattered, then "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" would be a triumph.

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Bloody brighter by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

While many downtown shows lose their edge when they move to Broadway, the new musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" has actually gained both scope and focus in the transfer.At the Public Th…

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Theater Review | 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson': Ideal President: A Rock Star Just Like Me by BEN BRANTLEY

There’s not a show in town that more astutely reflects the state of this nation than “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” the rowdy political carnival that opened on Broadway.

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'Bloody Bloody' glams up 19th century politics by Joe Dziemianowicz

"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" lives up to its title. During its brisk 90 minutes, a veritable basinful of the red stuff flows. The same goes for cranked-up silliness, which is the name of t…

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Review: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Brian Scott Lipton

This remarkably inventive and incredibly smart musical about the life of America's seventh president has unfortunately lost some of its luster on its journey to Broadway.

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Highlights from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson creators Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers cook up an alternate universe (and draw parallels to today's political/populist landscape) with their musical about th…

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NY Review: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' by David Sheward

This wild history lesson and political cartoon blasts onto Broadway with an adrenaline shot of satire and a sexypants star turn from Benjamin Walker.

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'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' moves to Broadway by Linda Winer

How important is charisma in the selection of American leaders? Who decided who got to claim what for whose manifest destiny? What is populism, and why would anyone trust the people with it?

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Legit Reviews: A scathing and topical satire on matters patriotic and political with an emo rock soundtrack.

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York

The long-torsoed Benjamin Walker gives good Jagger swagger in this high-energy musical about America's seventh president, writes Brendan Lemon

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Were Our Word of Mouth Panelists Dying For Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson?

Broadway's Jacobs Theatre is currently home to the latest little rock show that could, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which is opening up...

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by David Cote

A hot new emo rock musical spoofs America's seventh President.

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It's worth a gander by CLIVE BARNES

Editor's note: "Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake" -- with its corps of male swans -- returns to New York this week for a limited run; it opens Sunday. But is it ballet or theater? Clive Barnes, Th…

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: When Page Meets Stage by BEN BRANTLEY

The production of "Gatz" has stirred memories of other shows adapted from well-known literary works. And it has made me appreciate how hard it is to capture a novel's sensibility on stage.

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Theater Review | 'Microcrisis': Just Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor and Their Money by DAVID ROONEY

Vacant ethics and global economic woes provide the background of “Microcrisis,” a dynamic but sometimes painful-to-watch show at Here Arts Center.

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Theater Talkback: When Page Meets Stage by BEN BRANTLEY

The production of "Gatz" has stirred memories of other shows adapted from well-known literary works. And it has made me appreciate how hard it is to capture a novel's sensibility on stage.

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Kennedy Center to Honor Anniversary of John F. Kennedy's Inauguration by KATE TAYLOR

On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's inauguration on January 20, the Kennedy Center in Washington will honor him with a star-studded concert.

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A chorus line: Met's 'Boris' showcases choir by Joe Dziemanowicz, DAILY NEWS THEATRE CRITIC

Like most of their colleagues, Jean Braham and Rob Maher can say a few words in Russian, including ones for bread and tears. It's a small but essential vocabulary for them as chorus members …

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Review: Panic! Euphoria! Blackout by Sandy MacDonald

The Talking Band serves up a shiny bauble of a play about the uncertainty of the financial markets.

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Review: Paula West at Feinstein's at the Regency by Brian Scott Lipton

The brilliant jazz singer's latest act showcases the work of writers as diverse as Irving Berlin and Rodgers & Hart to Jimmy Webb and Bob Dylan.

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Stephen Bienskie, David Drake, et al. Set for Free Slap & Tickle Reading by Dan Bacalzo

Stephen Bienskie, J. Stephen Brantley, David Drake, Todd Flaherty, Joseph Mahan, and Aaron Tone will be featured in a reading of David Parr's Slap&Tickle, to be presented at the Bruce Mi…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Direct Aaron and Sarah Film by Brian Scott Lipton

Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris will direct with the romantic comedy Aaron and Sarah, starring Emma Roberts and Josh Hutcherson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Written by Chad Gom…

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Christian Camargo, Omar Metwally, et al. Cast in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Films by Brian Scott Lipton

Additional casting has been announced for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, the latest installment of the popular film series, according to EW.comBreaking Dawn, to be directed by Bill Condon, is…

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Tisa Chang, Shen Wei, et al. to Be Honored at Asian American Arts Alliance Gala by Brian Scott Lipton

The Asian American Arts Alliance will host its 28th Anniversary Benefit Gala: Defining Moments on Wednesday, November 3 at CUE Art Foundation in New York City.This year, awards will be give…

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James Lapine to Direct Broadway Revival of Annie by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner James Lapine will direct a new Broadway production of Annie. As previously reported, the revival, produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2…

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PHOTO FLASH: Idina Menzel Discusses Upcoming National Tour, Glee, Wicked Film, New CD by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel sat down with the press at Joe's Pub on October 13 to discuss her upcoming national tour and other aspects of her life and career.Menzel will be performing wit…

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Brandon Dirden, Alfredo Narciso, Tobias Segal, et al. Set for Page 73 and Play Company's Edgewise by Dan Bacalzo

Trip Cullman will direct the world premiere of Eliza Clark's Edgewise, a co-production by the Off-Broadway companies Page 73 and The Play Company, to be presented at Walkerspace, November 9-…

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Paula Abdul, Andrew Gunsberg, Travis Payne, Kimberly Wyatt Set for CBS' Live to Dance by Andy Propst

Choreographer Travis Payne and singer-dancer Kimberly Wyatt will join Paula Abdul's new talent competition series Live to Dance as judges, according to published reports. It has also been a…

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PHOTO FLASH: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake Visits Times Square by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, October 13, cast members from the Tony Award-winning production of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake came to Times Square to promote the show, which is set to return to New York City …

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Kurt Braunohler, Reggie Walls to Join Kristen Schaal at NYU Skirball Center by Dan Bacalzo

Kurt Braunohler and Reggie Walls will join Kristen Schaal for Comedy With Kristen Schaal & Friends, to be held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University on Th…

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Howard Fishman to Celebrate CD Trilogy with Concerts in New York and Washington, D.C. by Andy Propst

Howard Fishman will celebrate the release of a trilogy of recordings with performances in New York City and Washington, D.C. The discs Better Get Right, No Further Instructionsand The World…

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Jenny Campbell, Frankie Cordero, Geoff Hoyle, et al. Set for Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead by Dan Bacalzo

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced casting for Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead, to play the Roda Theatre November 26-January 15, with an opening on December 2. The show features …

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Roundabout Theatre Company's Tiger Be Still Extends Through November 28 by Dan Bacalzo

The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a one week extension of its production of Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still, presented as part of the Roundabout Underground series at the Harold …

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Emma Hunton, Eric Sisco to Join Marti Gould Cummings for Glitter and Be Gay October 19 by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran Emma Hunton and Stonewall Sensation winner Erik Sisco will join host Marti Gould Cummings for Glitter & Be Gay Tuesdays with Marti at the Upper East Side's Evolve Bar (2…

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Steven Spielberg's War Horse Film Will Now Reach Theaters December 28, 2011 by Andy Propst

Steven Spielberg's forthcoming film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel War Horse will now be released on December 28, 2011, in lieu of the previously announced August 11, according to a …

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Ann Closs-Farley Wins 2010 Richard E. Sherwood Award by Andy Propst

Costume designer Ann Closs-Farley won the Center Theatre Group's 2010 Richard E. Sherwood Award. The honor, which carries a $10,000 cash prize, was created in 1996 to identify and support i…

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Sean Combs to Host Breast Cancer Benefit in Long Island by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran Sean Combs (a.k.a. Diddy) will host a "pink party" at Long Island's GLO Nightclub in Westbury, on Thursday, October 14 at 11pm.Patrons are asked to wear a splash of pink to …

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Sam Rockwell to Join Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor in The Sitter Movie by Dan Bacalzo

Sam Rockwell will join the previously reported Jonah Hill and Ari Graynor in the film comedy, The Sitter, according to EW.com. David Gordon Green will direct the movie.The film centers on a …

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Feature: Opening Night: A Life in the Theatre by Tristan Fuge

Taye Diggs, Sutton Foster, Angela Lansbury, Colin Quinn, Uma Thurman, Kate Walsh and more stars join Patrick Stewart, T.R. Knight, and David Mamet for their Broadway opening.

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Norbert Leo Butz, Jeremy Dobrish, David Josefsberg, et al. Set for SOPAC's 2010-2011 Season by Andy Propst

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2010-2011 theater season, which will include a one-night-only performance by Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz. The concer…

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Bill Irwin, Tracie Thoms, et al. Set for Westport Country Playhouse in December by Dan Bacalzo

Westport Country Playhouse has announces six special events to take place in December, to coincide with the winter holidays.Stage and screen star Tracie Thoms will present her cabaret show, …

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Patti Smith Among National Book Awards Finalists by Dan Bacalzo

Music legend Patti Smith is among the 20 finalists for the National Book Awards. Winners in four categories will be announced on November 17.Smith's memoir Just Kids, about her friendship wi…

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Jonathan Cake, Lisa Dillon, Tom Hollander, et al. Set for the Old Vic's A Flea in Her Ear by Andy Propst

The Old Vic has announced complete casting for Georges Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear, translated by John Mortimer, to run December 4 - March 5. Richard Eyre will direct the production.The cla…

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John Getz, Shirley Knight, Joey Slotnick, et al. Set for Elevator Movie by Andy Propst

Stage veterans John Getz, Shirley Knight, and Joey Slotnick will co-star in the new suspense film Elevator. Stig Svendsen is directing the project, which has a screenplay by Marc Rosenberg.…

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Jenn Colella, Darius de Haas, Anika Noni Rose, et al. Added to NAMT Festival of New Musicals Lineup by Andy Propst

The National Alliance for Musical Theater has announced additional casting for the 2010 Festival of New Musicals, as well as the lineup of writers and performers for its Songwriters Showcase…

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Bette Midler Joins Producing Team for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical by Dan Bacalzo

Superstar Bette Midler has joined the producing team for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical, which has just launched a 12-week engagement at Toronto's The Princess of Wales Theatre, a…

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Julie Andrews, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Paul Simon, et al. Set for The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Opening Concert by Andy Propst

Julie Andrews, Harolyn Blackwell, Herbie Hancock, Yo-Yo Ma, The Manzari Brothers, Terrence McNally, Lorne Michaels, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Paul Simon are among the artists scheduled to t…

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PHOTO FLASH: Molly Shannon Joins Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes et al. in Broadway's Promises, Promises by Tristan Fuge

Actress Molly Shannon joined the Broadway company of Promises, Promises, at the Broadway Theatre, on Tuesday, October 12. She will play the part of Marge MacDougall through the show's previo…

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James Barbour, Vicki Lewis, James Snyder, John Lloyd Young, et al. Set for Broadway Rocks Anaheim Concert by Andy Propst

An initial lineup of performers has been announced for Broadway Rocks Anaheim, a benefit concert to be held on Saturday, November 27 at 8pm at Heritage Forum. The event will raise money for…

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Louis C.K., Kathy Griffin, George Lopez, Marlon Wayans, et al. to Appear at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center in November by Andy Propst

The Kimmel Center has announced the lineup of performers who will be appearing as part of its Mini-Comedy Fest, to run November 5-7.The series will open on November 5 with Louis C.K.: Word. …

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Lesley Gore to Appear at October 28 Performance of Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet by Brian Scott Lipton

Pop singer Lesley Gore will now join the Broadway cast of the musical Million Dollar Quartet, at the Nederlander Theatre, for a special encore performance on Thursday, October 28.The product…

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Matt Damon, Saana Lathan, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, et al. Set for Contagion Film by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Saana Lathan has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming film Contagion, according to Variety.The film, about a group of doctors forced to deal with an outbreak…

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SECOND FLOOR OF SARDI'S: A Drink with David Hyde Pierce

We roost at the upstairs bar of the famous theatre restaurant to talk to Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce, currently taking a stand for art and literature in Broadway's raucous pla…

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Oklahomo: The Adventures of Dave and Gary Begins NYMF Run Oct. 14

The New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Oklahomo: The Adventures of Dave and Gary begins its sold-out run Oct. 14 at Urban Stages.

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Battle Royale: Verse Comedy La Bête Opens on Broadway Oct. 14

Tony and Oliver Award-winning director Matthew Warchus' frothy staging of David Hirson's comedic escapade La Bête, which pits a princess, a playwright and a pontificating clown against…

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Truckload Reunion Is Part of Oct. 14 If It Only Even Runs a Minute Concerts

On Oct. 14, as part of the If It Only Even Runs a Minute concert series, members of the cast and creative team of the short-lived Broadway musical Truckload will have a mini-reunion on stage…

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Bewitched, The Songs of Rodgers and Hart Presented at the Triad Oct. 14

Broadway and cabaret favorite KT Sullivan hosts an evening featuring the songs of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Oct. 14 at The Triad Theatre in Manhattan.

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William Hoffman's As Is Returns to New York Oct. 14

William Hoffman's Tony Award-nominated play As Is, which chronicles the lives of two men at the height of New York City's AIDS crisis in the mid-1980's, begins a limited New York run Oct. 14.

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World Premiere of Jeff Daniels Comedy, Best of Friends, Opens Purple Rose's 20th Season

Best of Friends, a new play by film and stage actor Jeff Daniels, who is also a prolific playwright, gets its world premiere starting Oct. 14 by Michigan's Purple Rose Theatre Company, the E…

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Danny Elfman to Appear at 4-D Hollywood Re-Release of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Danny Elfman, the Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning film composer who is the singing voice of Jack Skellington in Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," will make a special appearan…

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James Lapine Will Direct Annie on Broadway in 2012

Producer Arielle Tepper Madover confirmed on Oct. 14 news that had been circulating in recent months: Tony Award winner James Lapine will direct the new Broadway production of the Tony Award…

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Trip Cullman to Direct World Premiere of Edgewise

Trip Cullman, who staged Leslye Headland's acclaimed comedy Bachelorette Off-Broadway, will direct the world premiere of Eliza Clark's Edgewise at Walkerspace in Tribeca.

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David Pittu, Sarah Paulson, Maria Dizzia, Craig Lucas, Pedro Pascal Set for theaterjam at Rattlestick

Short plays by Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, Adam Bock, Pedro Pascal, Lucy Thurber and Stephen Belber will be featured in Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's theaterjam Oct. 17.

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PHOTO CALL: Idina Menzel Hosts "Tweet-Up"

Tony Award winning actress Idina Menzel hosted a "Tweet-Up" for her Twitter followers at Joe's Pub on Oct. 13 to answer questions about her upcoming tour and other artistic endeavors.

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Tigers Be Still Will Roar for an Extra Week at Roundabout Underground

Roundabout Theatre Company's New York City premiere of Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still will get an extra week, to Nov. 28, as part of Roundabout's Underground series Off-Broadway.

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The Broadway Community Responds to the It Gets Better Project

Members of the Broadway and greater New York theatre community gathered Oct. 7 to film testimonials in support of the It Gets Better Project.

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PHOTO CALL: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake Invades Times Square

The male dancers of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, the three-time Tony Award-winning modern reinterpretation of the legendary ballet, took on Times Square the morning of Oct. 13.

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: A Life in the Theatre — Two for the Show

Meet the first-nighters of the new Broadway production of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring T.R. Knight and Patrick Stewart.

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: A Life in the Theatre — Two for the Show

Meet the first-nighters of the new Broadway production of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring T.R. Knight and Patrick Stewart.

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PHOTO CALL: Molly Shannon Takes a Bow in Promises, Promises

"SNL" star Molly Shannon made her Broadway debut and began her 11-week engagement as "Marge MacDougal" in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises on Oct. 12.

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Spielberg's "War Horse" Film Release Moved to December 2011

DreamWorks Studios has moved the scheduled August 10, 2011, release date of "War Horse," the Steven Spielberg film based on the Michael Morpurgo novel-turned-stage-sensation, to Dec. 28, 201…

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Next to Normal, Memphis, Come Fly Away, Addams Family and More Will Play Toronto in 2011

Dancap Productions will bring Broadway's The Addams Family, Come Fly Away, Memphis, Next to Normal and 9 to 5: The Musical to Toronto audiences in a 2011 subscription series.

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"Glee" Continues to Lead the Ratings with Oct. 12 Episode, "Duets"

"Glee" once again led the ratings race in the 8 PM hour for the Oct. 12 episode "Duets," the fourth of its new season.

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New "Bootleg" Betty Buckley Recording Now Available on iTunes

The newest recording from Tony Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Betty Buckley is now available on iTunes.

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A Broadway-Inspired Halloween Costume: Young Nala from The Lion King

Get ready for Halloween with Broadway-inspired costumes. The Lion King's original makeup supervisor Elizabeth Cohen gave us an exclusive step-by-step guide to recreate the "Young Nala" make-…

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Norbert Leo Butz to Offer Concert at SOPAC in November

Tony Award-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz will perform in concert Nov. 18 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

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Liberace Museum to Close; Theatre Actors Pay Tribute

After 31 years of operation, the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, NV, will close its doors Oct. 17.

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Mamma Mia! Actress Halle Morse

Ever wonder about the daily routine of a Broadway actor? How about the routine on one of those grueling two-performance days? Halle Morse, currently appearing as bridesmaid Lisa in the long-…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Mamma Mia! Actress Halle Morse

Ever wonder about the daily routine of a Broadway actor? How about the routine on one of those grueling two-performance days? Halle Morse, currently appearing as bridesmaid Lisa in the long-…

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Daniel Breaker, Chloe Moss and Anne Kauffman Set for Intiman Season

Seattle's Intiman Theatre, in its first full season under the artistic leadership of Kate Whoriskey, will produce Arthur Miller's All My Sons and Julia Cho's The Piano Teacher in 2010-2011.

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Casting Announced for Ontario Side by Side by Sondheim

Charlotte Moore, Glynis Ranney, Michael Torontow and Shawn Wright will interpret the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim in a new staging of the revue Side by Side by Sondheim at The Grand …

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Free Arts and Artists Concert to Feature Farah Alvin, Michael Winther, Denise Summerford

The Songbook series -- presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul's -- will continue Oct. 25 in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Manhattan.

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Idina Menzel Will Be Heard on Nick Jr. TV Special

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel has lent her voice to an upcoming broadcast of the Nickelodeon preschool series, "Wonder Pets!"

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DC Archive Gives Michael Kahn Its Bauer Award; Benefit Supports Video Documentation of Shows

Michael Kahn, artistic director of The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, will receive the sixth Richard Bauer Award, presented by the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archi…

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"Glee," Lady Gaga, Usher Among American Music Awards Nominees; Lance Bass to Co-Host Red Carpet Pre-Show

The nominees for The 38th Annual American Music Awards were announced Oct. 12. The ceremony, which will take place Nov. 21 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, will feature a red carpet pre-…

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Casting Complete for A Flea In Her Ear at London's Old Vic; Jonathan Cake Joins Line-Up

The full cast has been announced for Richard Eyre's new production of Feydeau's 1907 farce A Flea in Her Ear, beginning performances Dec. 4, prior to an official opening Dec. 14, at London's…

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Greg Germann Joins Gregory Itzin, Amy Pietz and Steven Weber Set for Enron in L.A.

"Ally McBeal" actor Greg Germann has joined the L.A. Theatre Works staging of Lucy Prebble's Enron, which will begin performances Oct. 20.

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Julie Andrews, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Terrence McNally Set for Celebration of John F. Kennedy

The Kennedy Center has announced the performers and presenters who will take part in the opening concert of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, which will be h…

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NYC Premiere of After the Revolution Will Now Open Nov. 10

The Playwrights Horizons New York City premiere of Amy Herzog's After the Revolution will open on Nov. 10, one day later than previously announced. The first preview remains Oct. 21 at 7:30 …

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Liz McCartney, Stacia Fernandez, Mary Stout and More Set for Miscast! Benefit

Miscast!, 4th Wall Theatre's upcoming fundraiser, will be presented Nov. 2 at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, NJ.

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Anika Noni Rose, Jill Paice, Darius de Haas and Jenn Colella Join NAMT Festival

Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose, Jill Paice, Darius de Haas and Jenn Colella will perform during the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 22nd Festival of New Musicals in Manha…

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Visiting the Ghosts of Costumes Past

Playbill follows Kids' Night on Broadway reporter Jessica-Hollander Sunshine on a trip to the Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection.

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Todrick Hall of Memphis Sings Out for "It Gets Better" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Memphis cast member and “American Idol” finalist Todrick Hall decided to make his contribution to the It Gets Better Project in song. The video for the song, “It Gets Bett…

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Re-Watch Last Night’s "Glee" Episode! (Video) by Thomas Peter

Missed “Duets,” the Oct. 12 episode of “Glee” or want to watch it again? Here’s your chance, Gleeks!The episode, directed by stage and film vet Eric Stoltz, fo…

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Love, Loss and Through the Night Stars Agree "It Gets Better" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Several of the past and present stars of Love, Loss and What I Wore have recorded videos for the It Gets Better Project, as has Daniel Beaty, the writer and performer of Through the Night.Th…

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Judith Light to Appear on "Good Morning America" by Thomas Peter

Lombardi star Judith Light will appear on “Good Morning America” on Oct. 14. The Emmy Award winner is scheduled to appear on the show between 8:30 and 9 AM ET.Light plays Marie …

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BWW's On This Day - October 14, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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LA BETE Starring Rylance, Pierce & Lumley Opens on Broadway Oct. 14

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Awa…

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30 ROCK Airs A Live Episode October 14th

The cast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock will perform a special live episode from famed studio 8H on Thursday, October 14 830-9 p.m. ET

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Broadway Blogs - Review Roundup: A LIFE IN THE THEATRE and More...

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

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Camargo, Metwally Set for BREAKING DAWN Movie

According to EW.com, the next batch of casting has been announced for the fourth installment of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn. The film will be directed by Bill Condon, and will be split…

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BWW TV: Sneak Peek of A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opening Night by Broadway Beat

The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight opened last night October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 236 W. 45th St.. Its li…

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NIGHT MUSIC's Larkin to Do Live Backstage Stream, 10/15

Leigh Ann Larkin, who plays Petra in the current Broadway production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, will be live streaming and chatting with fans from backstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre in her d…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Direct AARON AND SARAH Film

According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, Neil Patrick Harris will make his movie directing debut with indie film, Aaron and Sarah. Emma Roberts and Josh Hutcherson will star as his l…

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Jones, Duchovny, Pee-Wee to Appear on LIVE

LIVE With Regis and Kelly will feature James Earl Jones, David Duchovny, and Pee Wee Herman in the coming week. The dates for their appearances are as follows

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ABC Developing ROMEO & JULIET TV Series

According to a report by TV Guide, ABC is developing a television series based on Sakespeare's Romeo amp Juliet. The small screen adaptation will focus on the traditional story of two star…

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STAGE TUBE: Michael Greif Talks ANGELS

Signature Theatre Company's production of Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, began performances Tuesday, September 14. The first New York revival of Kushner'…

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Photo Coverage: Matthew Bourne's Male Swans Flock To Times Square by Monica Simoes

The world famous menacing and muscular male swan ensemble of the upcoming New York return engagement of the Tony Award winning MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE arrived in Times Square in a flock o…

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James Lapine to Direct ANNIE on Broadway

Tony Award-winning producer Arielle Tepper Madover announced today that Tony Award-winner James Lapine will direct the new production of the beloved Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE. The pro…

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STAGE TUBE: SHREK Tour Premieres New Song 'Forever' on Facebook

An entirely new work, SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek m…

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Thomas, Block, Calloway Set For African Children's Choir Benefit 10/18

As previously announced, on October 18th, Emmy nominee Connie Britton and Entourages Carla Gugino will host the internationally-acclaimed AFRICAN CHILDRENS CHOIR as they perform at their ann…

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Spielburg's WAR HORSE Release Moved to December 28

According to a report by Variety, Steven Spielburg's upcoming film, 'War Horse' will now be released on December 28, 2011, despite previous reports that it would get an August release. The …

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STAGE TUBE: Meet LA CAGE's Door Girl!

Meet the hilarious door girl of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES who greets audiences daily at the Longacre Theatre. Check out the video below

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Banderas to Star in BLACK GOLD Film

According to a reoprt by Deadline.com, star of the stage and screen Antonio Banderas is set to star in Warner Bros and Universal's Black Gold. The film will be directed by Jean-Jacques Anna…

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BWW TV: Meet 'Priscilla' in Toronto! by Kelly Cameron

Priscilla Queen of the Desert began previews last night at the Princess of Wales Theatre. It will have a 12 week pre-Broadway run in Toronto before leaving for Broadway where it opens in Ma…

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STAGE TUBE: Broadway Speaks For IT GETS BETTER

Members of the Broadway amp NY Theater Community came together to share their stories that It Gets Better

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Idina Menzel at Work on New Album

Broadway and GLEE star Idina Menzel, has announced during a 'Twitter meeting' today at Joe's Pub that she heads into the studio next week to begin work on a new album that will feature mostl…

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BWW TV: JERSEY BOYS Features New Cast!

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005. The show is currently playing in New York Las Vegas London Sydney, Australia and in cities across the U.S. on a Nation…

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Photo Coverage: 'Priscilla' Meets the Press! by Kelly Cameron

On Friday October 8th, Mirvish Production invited Toronto media to meet the star of Priscilla Queen of the Desert which begins performances Oct 12th - Priscilla herself At a special event at…

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STAGE TUBE: Webber Wishes Happy Birthday to the London Palladium

Andrew Lloyd Webber hosts a star-studded birthday party for the world-famous London Palladium, which celebrates its 100th anniversary on 26th December 2010.

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STAGE TUBE: Bette Midler On PRISCILLA!

Bette Midler, whose solo Broadway debut at the Palace Theatre is the stuff of showbiz legend, will return to that landmark venue as a producer of this season's eagerly anticipated, PRISCILLA…

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Above Hell's Kitchen by David Sheward

Songwriter, book writer, and lead actor Jonathan Spottiswoode displays a great deal of promise, but his storyline is tired and confused.

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Making Plays in Philly by Mark Costello

A Philadelphia theatre company renews its commitment to new workOver the past year, more and more theatres in Philadelphia have tightened their belts, with co-productions between major compa…

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Onassis

Legit Reviews: Martin Sherman's play seeks to explain the glamour attached to the egomaniacal shipping magnate.

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Dancap's award-winning 2011 lineup by Richard Ouzounian

After a couple of attempts at seasons that featured some giant hits but lacked an overall sense of continuity and clout, the head of Dancapproductions announced his 2011 playbill, which has …

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Seven Angels Theatre Series: Theatrical Book Club

Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House" opens the "Turn Up the Volume" play reading series at Seven Angels Theatre in W...

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Christopher Lloyd Is Sharp in Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'

The show: Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

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Edward Albee To Speak On His 'Delicate Balance'

Will Power Named as Aetna Fellow at Hartford StageFollowing on the heels of the visit by British playwright David Hare comes three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who …

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Ally, star of 'Deity,' wins national theater award

Usman Ally, the young actor who attracted great attention for his role in "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" here at Victory Gardens and later Off-Broadway -- is the recipient of an awar…

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