Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Injured 'Spider-Man' actress back on stage

Natalie Mendoza, who suffered a concussion offstage during "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," returned to the troubled show Wednesday and found some new daredevil work to do. According to a so…

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STAGE TUBE: HAIR Opens in Brazil!

Check out this new video of Sergio Delcin in the Brazilian Production of HAIR. Click below to watch the video

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Tyne Daly to Star in Manhattan Theatre Club's MASTER CLASS

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES TONY & EMMY AWARD WINNER TYNE DALY IN NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF TERRENCE McNALLY’S MASTER CLASS DIRECTED BY STEPHEN WADSWORTH ON BROADWAY AT MTC’S S…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Anson Mount to Star in AMC's Hell on Wheels

Stage and screen actor Anson Mount will star in AMC's new series Hell on Wheels. Set after the Civil War, the series focuses on a Confederate soldier named Cullen Bohannan (to be play…

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Cady Huffman, Kristen Johnston, Andrea Martin, Christopher Sieber, et al. Set for December 31 Celebrity Autobiography

Rick Holmes, Cady Huffman, Kristen Johnston, Andrea Martin, and Christopher Sieber will join co-creators Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel for the December 31 edition of Celebrity Autobiography: …

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Glenn Close Reprises ALBERT NOBBS in New Film

In Glenn Close's latest film she stars as Albert Nobbs- a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some twenty years after donning men's clothing, she fin…

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TWITTER WATCH: Stephen Colbert on Sondheim Interview

BroadwayWorld.com presents Twitter Watch, which brings you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking …

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Going Down the Rabbit Hole by Leslie (hoban) Blake

Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh, Miles Teller, David Lindsay-Abaire, and John Cameron Mitchell discuss making the film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Jason Robert Brown Launches Australian Tour,2/28

According to StageWhispers.com, Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown is set to tour Australia in FebruaryMarch 2011. Performances will take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and…

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TWITTER WATCH: Miranda, Blankenbuehler on BRING IT ON Discussion

BroadwayWorld.com presents Twitter Watch, which brings you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking …

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Sarah Jessica Parker Joins NEW YEARS EVE Film

According to Variety, stage and screen star Sarah Jessica Parker is set to join New Line's NEW YEAR'S EVE. The film will be directed by Garry Marshall, and will include a cast of Halle Berry…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Playbill Backstage: The 24 Hour Plays

24 Hour Plays vet Alicia Witt ("Friday Night Lights," "Twin Peaks") takes camera in hand and brings Playbill behind-the-scenes as she prepares for her third go 'round in this annual event in…

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Judi Dench voted the greatest stage actor of all time by Mark Brown

Actor beats off stiff competition from Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud to be named best of the best by readers of the StageJudi Dench is not an actor who takes bad reviews lying down – "…

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Will Gwyneth Paltrow Jam in Rock of Ages on the Big Screen? by Broadway.com Staff

Is Gwyneth Paltrow joining the cast of the upcoming feature film adaptation of Rock of Ages? According to EW.com, the Oscar winner is interested! “It sounds cool,” Paltrow says o…

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STAGE TUBE: Russell Brand Does TEMPEST Improv

Check out this hilarious behind the scenes video of TEMPEST star Russell Brand doing a little improv on his character's background. Click below to watch the clip

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Broadway Kids Care to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 12/17

Broadway Kids Care BKC, the organization of theater kids for kids and others, will appear on Good Morning America on Friday, December 17, 2010 during the 830 a.m. half hour as part of GMA's …

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Banff to honor Howie Mandel

Legit News: Performer to receive Award of Distinction -- Veteran Canuck performer Howie Mandel will receive the Award of Distinction at the 32nd Banff World Television Festival.

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Broadway ready for 'Master Class'

Legit News: Manhattan Theater Club confirms revival starring Daly -- Manhattan Theater Club has nailed down a Broadway slot for the Tyne Daly-toplined revival of "Master Class."

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Pseudolus vs. Pseudolus: Bruce Dow takes on Sean Cullen

Two comics offer wildly different takes on the same leading role.

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American Idiot Stars John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands, Michael Esper to Offer December 16 Benefit Concerts in Manhattan

American Idiot stars John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands and Michael Esper will offer a special series of performances on Thursday, December 16 at four different Manhattan locations. Presented …

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Alex Brightman, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Lindsay Mendez Set for Ryan Scott Oliver Concerts in February

Ryan Scott Oliver will celebrate the release of Music+Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver: Volume 1, his first published songbook of 20 songs from his musicals, with two concerts at Joe's Pub o…

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BWW EXCLUSIVE: Eric Schaeffer Talks FOLLIES, SUNSET BLVD, Next Shows & A Career Retrospective

Stephen Sondheim to Jerry Herman to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael John LaChiusa to Kander amp Ebb to Dempsey amp Rowe, PUTTING IT TOGETHER to MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on Broadway - the phenomen…

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Paltrow, Baldwin to Join ROCK OF AGES Film?

According to EW.com, Gwyneth Paltrow has been offered a part in the upcoming Rock of Ages film. Paltrow shared It sounds cool. I just got the script and I will read it on the plane home tomo…

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RIALTO CHATTER: SPIDER-MAN Opening to be Delayed Again?

BroadwayWorld has been hearing that SPIDER MAN's Natalie Mendoza, who has been out of the show since December 2 due to a concussion she received during the first preview, could be out of the…

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Bill Pullman Joins BBC's TORCHWOOD

According to Deadline.com, stage and screen star Bill Pullman will join BBC's TORCHWOOD for it's fourth season. Pullman will star as Oswald Jones, 'a dangerously clever convicted murderer w…

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FULLY LOADED by Mervyn Rothstein

For opera fans, you need only one reason to see this production of Fanciulla : Deborah Voigt.

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Theater Review | 'I’m Going to Make a Small Incision Behind Your Ear to Check and See if You’re Actually Human': Heeding Audience Cues and Ping-Pong Balls by Claudia La Rocco

The new show from Witness Relocation is a mash-up of rules and ridiculousness: great fun, stupid fun and great stupidity.

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DRIVING MISS DAISY Extends Through April 9, 2011

SMASH HIT “ D R I V I N G    M I S S     D A I S Y ” TO EXTEND ITS BROADWAY RUN WITH JAMES EARL JONES, VANESSA REDGRAVE AND BOYD GAINES HAVING SET BOX …

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Sparkling Venice: "Like a Wild Animal" by Diane Snyder

The first time I saw David Harbour on stage I couldn't help noticing that he's incredibly beautiful. It didn't take long to realize he's also very talented and smart (a Dartmouth grad, to bo…

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Beauty and the Beast – review by Mark Fisher

Citizens, GlasgowActor Alan McHugh has been developing a sideline as the writer of a strand of psychologically disturbing Christmas shows at Glasgow's Citz. Where last year's Cinderella was …

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Cinderella – review by Judith Mackrell

Royal Opera House, LondonSometimes all a ballerina needs is the right partner at the ball. Tamara Rojo, dancing Cinderella this week, seemed for most of act one to be slightly absent from he…

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Updates Performance Schedule, Starting 1/3

Beginning January 3, Million Dollar Quartet will alter it's performance schedule to play Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday at …

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DEBUT OF THE MONTH: MERCHANT's Heather Lind

This month, Broadway World is showcasing actor Heather Lind, who is reprising her role as Shylock's daughter, Jessica, in The Merchant of Venice. She previously took on this role when she wa…

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Bway & Bway Kids Care Team for Fundraiser This Holiday Season

The neediest children of NYC are in for a treat this holiday season. The Broadway community has joined Broadway Kids Care BKC with the BKC annual gift-giving campaign to provide Christmas gi…

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No Long Hair for the Square! Spider-Man Star Reeve Carney on His 'Lame' Peter Parker Haircut by Michael Mellini

Super strength. The ability to climb skyscrapers. It must be feel pretty cool to play Spider-Man. Right, Reeve Carney? Yes, except for one element, according to the Spider-Man, Turn Off the …

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Theater Review | 'Let Them Eat Cake': Downtown Stalwarts Flock to a Gay Wedding by Jason Zinoman

“Let Them Eat Cake” dramatizes a debate among members of the left about the importance of fighting for marriage as opposed to other civil rights issues.

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: When Familiar Words Are Heard Anew by Ben Brantley

Sometimes a familiar line or phrase can be heard in new ways thanks to an actor’s unexpected interpretation.

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ArtsBeat: Sing Out, Maria: Tyne Daly Brings Her 'Master Class' to Broadway by Erik Piepenburg

Tyne Daly will play Maria Callas in the Manhattan Theater Club's coming Broadway production of the Terrence McNally play "Master Class."

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Theater Talkback: When Familiar Words Are Heard Anew by Ben Brantley

Sometimes a familiar word or phrase can be heard in new ways thanks to an actor's unexpected interpretation.

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MoMA Sending Abstract Expressionists to Canada by Randy Kennedy

About 100 works will be shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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American Express Gives $100,000 to Help Ellis Island Group by Robin Pogrebin

The organization, Save Ellis Island, was on the brink of extinction last spring.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Tyne Daly to Star in Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway Revival of Terrence McNally's Master Class by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Tyne Daly will play Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Master Class, to begin performances on May 24 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in ant…

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Rene Pape to Perform in L.A. Opera Recital on January 15 by Brian Scott Lipton

L.A. Opera will present the internationally renowned opera star Rene Pape in recital at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday, January 15 at 7:30pm. The recital will include a program …

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John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands, Michael Esper to Offer Four December 16 Benefit Concerts in Manhattan by Andy Propst

American Idiot stars John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands and Michael Esper will offer a special series of performances on Thursday, December 16 at four different Manhattan locations. Presented …

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Bill Pullman to Join John Barrowman in BBC/Starz Series Torchwood by Andy Propst

Stage and screen star Bill Pullman will join the BBC/Starz series Torchwood as a regular, according to a report on Deadline.com. He will play a clever convicted murderer who escapes his lif…

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Lauren Fox, Donna Hanover, Annette Hunt, et al. Set For Bleecker Company's Hillbilly Women by Andy Propst

The Bleecker Company has announced casting for Hillbilly Women, to run January 6-30 at the Arclight Theatre. Sondra Lee will direct the production. Based on the book of the same name by Ka…

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Barbra Streisand and Larry King Talk (Video) by Thomas Peter

Legendary singer, actress and political activist Barbra Streisand sat down with CNN’s Larry King for what will be the penultimate interview the talk-show host does on “Larry King…

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Antony and Cleopatra – review by Lyn Gardner

Roundhouse, LondonSomething has gone badly awry in Michael Boyd's modern-dress revival of Shakespeare's tragedy of passion, politics and performance, which is reduced to farce – a very dul…

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Michael Billington on Shakespeare on TV by Michael Billington

'My plan for how the Bard could rule TV'Did you catch Rupert Goold's Macbeth on telly on Sunday night? Probably not. For a start, it was tucked away on BBC4. It was also up against The X Fac…

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Tim Minchin – review by Brian Logan

Brighton Centre"Nothing ruins comedy like arenas," sings Tim Minchin. But comedy doesn't usually feature a 55-piece orchestra. The Aussie minstrel succeeds where several comedians (his compa…

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/15/10

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 121510.

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AMERICAN IDIOT Gives Back This Holiday Season

The smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT presents American Idiot Gives Back, a day of special performances on Thursday, December 16 to benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS.

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LIVE AT BARNES & NOBLE Series Expands Throughout Manhattan

LIVE AT BARNES amp NOBLE, has announced a series of special performing arts programming to showcase writers, composers, Broadway casts, recording artists, etc. on the occasion of book public…

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Clark, Lewis et al. Lead Lincoln Center's American Songbook in Jan.

Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook, which explores the best of the golden age of musical standards through to today's most dynamic songwriting, will bring to the stage some …

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Family Secrets! Addams Lovebirds Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor Are Taking Your Questions by Broadway.com Staff

On stage they're oddly matched sweethearts Wednesday Addams and Lucas Beineke, but when the curtain goes down, The Addams Family's Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor are best pals. N…

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'The Pirates of Penzance' by the Hypocrites: Wasting away in Gilbert and Sullivanville by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Pirates of Penzance" ★★★½ Through Jan. 30 by the Hypocrites at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.; Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes; Tickets: $14-$28 at 773…

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THEATER MRS. GRINCHLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL She’s mean, she’s green, she’s frequently obscene. Ryan Landry brings back Mrs. Grinchley, the role with which he launched th…

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Sing Out, Maria: Tyne Daly Brings Her 'Master Class' to Broadway by Erik Piepenburg

Tyne Daly will play Maria Callas in the Manhattan Theater Club's coming Broadway production of the Terrence McNally play "Master Class."

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AMC Gets on Board Post-Civil War Drama 'Hell on Wheels' by Dave Itzkoff

The new series will chronicle a former soldier in the Confederate army, who finds his way to a lawless town and the construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway's Driving Miss Daisy Extends Through April 9

The Broadway production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, Driving Miss Daisy, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, and Boyd Gaines, will now cont…

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Tyne Daly to Star in Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway Revival of Terrence McNally's Master Class

Tony Award winner Tyne Daly will play Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Master Class, to begin performances on May 24 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in ant…

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BETTY, Shawn Pelton, Vernon Reid, Fred Schneider, et al. Among Guests for Everett Bradley's Holidelic Concerts

The lineup of artists who will join Everett Bradley for his series of previously reported Holidelic concerts to be offered December 17-20 at Joe's Pub has been announced. The artists…

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Driving Miss Daisy Announces Broadway Extension by Broadway.com Staff

In a fall season that has seen a number of plays falter at the box office, the Broadway revival of Driving Miss Daisy is a solid hit. Now comes word that James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave a…

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MTC Sets Dates for Broadway Revival of Master Class Starring Tyne Daly by Broadway.com Staff

Manhattan Theatre Club has confirmed previous reports that Tyne Daly will play Maria Callas in a Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s Master Class. The play will begin previews at MT…

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Kenneth Lonergan Pens New HBO Comedy, Taxi-22

Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award nominee, screeenwriter and playwright, has agreed to pen the new HBO comedy, Taxi-22, according to Deadline.com. Taxi-22 will mark Lonergan's first TV debut, …

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DRIVING MISS DAISY Extends with Redgrave, Jones, Gaines Through Apr. 9, 2011

With the playwright at their side on stage at the Golden Theatre, producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy…

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Official: Tyne Daly to Star in MASTER CLASS at MTC May 2011

Lynne Meadow Artistic Director and Barry Grove Executive Producer announced that Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly will return to Manhattan Theatre Club as Maria Callas in a new Broadway …

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Hysteria by Wendy Caster

Photo: Joseph AlfordIn a 1915 poem by TS Eliot called "Hysteria," the anxious narrator becomes disturbed by his date's raucous laughter. The show Hysteria, created and performed by the group…

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ArtsBeat: 'Driving Miss Daisy' to Extend by Erik Piepenburg

The revival of Alfred Uhry's play, starring Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones, will continue through April 9, 2011.

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'Driving Miss Daisy' to Extend by Erik Piepenburg

The revival of Alfred Uhry's play, starring Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones, will continue through April 9, 2011.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Joel Grey to Appear at Paley Center in Los Angeles in January

The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles will offer An Evening with Joel Grey on Tuesday, January 18 at 7pm. Pat Mitchell will moderate the event. Grey will be discussing his career on st…

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Kenneth Lonergan, James Gandolfini Developing Taxi-22 for HBO

Academy Award nominee Kenneth Lonergan will write for the new HBO comedy project Taxi-22, according to a report on Deadline.com. In addition, he will executive produce the show with its pos…

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American Idiot Leading Men to Carol Around NYC Dec. 16 by Thomas Peter

The men of American Idiot will play acoustic holiday concerts around New York City Dec. 16 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, according to the show’s Twitter page. The conc…

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Leslie Jordan Deck’s Y’all by Steve Julian

Actor/comedian Leslie Jordan carries his not quite five-foot frame and familiar, airy Tennessean voice into the Renberg Theatre at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center this week. He cons…

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UK's largest collection of memorabilia from musicals left to the V&A by Maev Kennedy

Collection includes more than 10,000 records, posters and scores dating back to the 1950sIn 1950 a small boy was taken by his parents to see the musical Annie Get Your Gun, at the Gaumont th…

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The Paley Center Honors Joel Grey in LA, 1/18

The Paley Center for Media will present An Evening with Joel Grey in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 700 p.m.

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Eligible Oscar Song List Announced

Forty-one songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 83rd Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts a…

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Rumble Ghost, PS 122, New York

Apollinaire Scherr revels in a startlingly funny mash-up of group psychotherapy, directed with an understated sureness of touch

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Elf’s Amy Spanger Spreads Holiday Cheer from Her Cozy Dressing Room by Broadway.com Staff

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and Elf’s Amy Spanger is currently in residence at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre spreading Christmas cheer as Jovie, the love interest to…

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There's No Place Like Home in 2011 for Memphis Star Montego Glover by Broadway.com Staff

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year …

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American Idiot Soldier Stark Sands Salutes His Very Romantic Year by Broadway.com Staff

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year …

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Glee Poll: Which Glee Golden Globe Nomination Excites You the Most? by Broadway.com Staff

While we may be in a bit of Glee withdrawal as the show has no new episodes lined up for two looong months, this week brought exciting news for the folks at McKinley High. The series receiev…

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Mandy Greenfield Named Artistic Producer of Manhattan Theatre Club

Mandy Greenfield Named Artistic Producer of Manhattan Theatre Club Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove create new position Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Sharing your love for the theatre

Wide choice of shows for all ages and tastes, or give them a subscription, mini-pack or certificate.

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Barrett Foa to Headline December 18 Holiday Road: The Soundtrack of John Hughes Concert

Barrett Foa will headline Holiday Road: The Soundtrack of John Hughes, a concert to be offered on December 18 at Show at Barre. The event is part of the venue's new interactive theatr…

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BAM Announces Line-Up for Free Come Share the Dream Event

BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York host the 25th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Come Share t…

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Martha Plimpton to Be Honored at the Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts Luncheon

Martha Plimpton will be the honoree at the Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts luncheon to be held on March 15 at noon at The W Chicago - City Center. Martha Lavey will serve as host fo…

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Matthew Morrison Talks Album Tour, "Glee," Golden Globes and More with "Extra" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award nominee Matthew Morrison, who recently received his second Golden Globe nomination for the hit musical series “Glee,” celebrated his nomination with a glass of champag…

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New York theater takes on world history

I've been learning a lot at the theater lately, but please don't run away.

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It's Official: Patinkin & Danes in Showtime's 'Homeland' Series

Deadline.com reports today that Mandy Patinkin will team up with Claire Danes for a new Showtime drama series, Homeland. According to the report Homeland centers on American POW Scott Brody…

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Photo Flash: A Very MARY Holiday benefiting The Ali Forney Center

Broadway Speaks OUT with the help of Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS presented the star studded A Very MARY Holiday benefiting The Ali Forney Center at Dixon Place on November 29th.

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BWW TV Premiere: Christina Aguilera Performs 'Bound To You' from BURLESQUE

BroadwayWorld.com is VERY excited to premiere a never before seen video of Christina Aguilera performing 'Bound To You' from BURLESQUE Yesterday, the film was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Aw…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Cheyenne Jackson and the Cast of [title of show] Ring in Christmas by Broadway.com Staff

Deck the halls with boughs of holly—the holiday season is here, and Broadway.com is fa-la-la-ing by delivering daily holiday videos featuring Broadway's brightest stars. Back in 20…

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Gregg Edelman, Daniel Davis & More to Star in A.R. Gurney's Black Tie at Primary Stages by Broadway.com Staff

Gregg Edelman and Daniel Davis are among the complete cast for the world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Black Tie at Primary Srages. The comedy will begin performances at 59E59 Theaters on …

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Complete Casting Announced for New A.R. Gurney Play at Primary Stages BLACK TIE

COMPLETE CAST ANNOUNCED FOR PRIMARY STAGES WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF "B L A C K   T I E" A NEW COMEDY BY A.R GURNEY DIRECTED BY MARK LAMOS CAST FEATURES ARI BRAND, DANIEL …

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'Ebeneeza' At Twain House, Playhouse On Park

The ghost of Hartford past is Mark Twain in the HartBeat Ensemble's production of "Ebeneeza: A Hartford Holiday Carol," running this weekend at the Mark Twain House and Museum and Dec. 26 th…

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Judith Ivey Is Cooking In 'Shirley Valentine'

Actress' Burner on High at New Haven's Long Wharf TheatreHear the sizzle? Smell the aroma? Feeling hungry?

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'Nutcracker' In Hartford, Manchester, West Hartford

The enchanting "Nutcracker" ballet will be performed at several venues across Connecticut this week, one under the direction of a Marine war veteran and another a unique twist on the holiday…

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'Tron: Legacy': The Motion Comics Treatment by Adam Kepler

Disney and its collaborator, Double Barrel Motion Studios, is adapting "Tron: Legacy" into a motion comic that will be sold through the iTunes app store.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Daniel Davis, Gregg Edelman, Carolyn McCormick, et al. Set for Primary Stages' Black Tie by Brian Scott Lipton

Casting has been announced for Primary Stages' world premiere production of A.R. Gurney's Black Tie, to run at 59 E59 Theateres, January 25-March 20. The production, which will ope…

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Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus Film to Premiere at 2011 Berlin Film Festival by Andy Propst

Ralph Fiennes' film version of Shakespeare's Coriolanus will gets its world premiere at 61st Berlin International Film Festival in February 2011. Fiennes will play the title char…

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Patrick Andrews, Francis Guinan, Joe Minoso, Karen Janes Woditsch Set for Do the Hustle at Writers' Theatre by Andy Propst

Writers' Theatre has announced casting for Brett Neveu's Do the Hustle, to run January 25 - March 20. William Brown will direct the production. The play focuses on a father and s…

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Swallow the humbug and let Christmas theatre indulge your sweet tooth by Vanessa Thorpe

Many are riled each winter by the wealth of family shows on offer – but those open to a bit of campery may be pleasantly surprisedWhen Ian McMillan took a playful tilt at the glitter and t…

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Sheila Bain obituary

My friend Sheila Bain, who has died aged 91, was one of the last representatives of Sybil Thorndike's mode of acting. Her knowledge of Elizabethan to Restoration drama was formidable – and…

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Glee Cast Immortalized in New Comic Book by Broadway.com Staff

They’re stars of TV and CDs, and now the leading players of Glee are getting their very own comic book. A 32-page comic biography, Fame: The Cast of Glee, is being released on December…

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Broadway Alum Darlene Love to Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Broadway.com Staff

Darlene Love, pop music icon and Broadway regular, has been announced as a 2011 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She will join the celebrated Cleveland institution alongside fel…

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Darlene Love, Neil Diamond, et. al. to Be Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 3/14

Music icons Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Dr. John and Alice Cooper, as well as Broadway veteran Darlene Love, will be the new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2011. They will be h…

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BWW Discounts: Save on Tickets to THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST!

BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to save on tickets to A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC for performances through January 8, 2011 Directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC p…

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STAGE TUBE: SPIDEY Choreographer Talks Stunts

Broadway's newest musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is currently in previews at the Foxwoods Theatre. DanceOn sat down with Daniel Ezralow, the choreographer and aerial choreographer of t…

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Martha Plimpton ... and other news of the day by Chris Jones

• Steppenwolf Theatre Company will honor Martha Plimpton at its Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts event, slated for March 15. The event takes place at the W Chicago-City Center, 172 W.…

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Shirley MacLaine Brings Personal Show to Warner Theatre

Oscar and Emmy-winning actress, dancer, author Shirley MacLaine will bring her touring show of recollections of her long career to the Warner Theatre in Torrington Friday, March 25. The actr…

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From Behind Bars, T.I. Has a Top 10 Debut by Dave Itzkoff

The rapper, who is serving a prison sentence for a parole violation, saw his new album "No Mercy" reach No. 4 in its first week of release.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Ethan Hawke Returns To Off-Broadway by Broadway Bulletin

THE OSCAR- AND TONY-NOMINATED ACTOR JOINS FORCES WITH THE NEW GROUP FOR THE FOURTH TIME by HENRY EDWARDS

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Varla Jean Merman to Launch New Show, The Loose Chanteuse in Los Angeles in January

Varla Jean Merman will launch a tour of her new show, The Loose Chanteuse, at the Cavern Club Theatre in Silverlake CA, running January 6-15. Subsequent engagements include Martinis Above…

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Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Gretchen Hall, Ted van Griethuysen, et al. Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's Cymbeline

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced complete casting for Cymbeline, to run January 18 - March 6. Rebecca Bayla Taichman will direct the production. Shakespeare's late play, set …

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Dane DeHaan, Rebecca Wisocky to Guest Star on HBO's True Blood

Dane DeHaan and Rebecca Wisocky will guest star on HBO's True Blood, according to a report on Deadline.com. DeHaan will play a teenager who's being looked after by Jason, the ch…

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Spider-Man Choreographer Daniel Ezralow Chats with "Dance On" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Daniel Ezralow, the choreographer of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, spoke with “Dance On” about creating the aerial choreography for the musical with Cirque du Soleil and director…

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Turning A Punk Album Into A Broadway Score by Linda Buchwald

How Broadway pros adapted Green Day’s music for the stage. If you think of American Idiot as “the Green Day musical,” then you’re not exactly wrong. The score is made up …

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Reading #1 of 2011 announced! And submissions neeeded! by Ken Davenport

This past Monday we finished the first year of our Developmental Reading Series after presenting three new plays and one musical. And we had a blast doing it. Not only was it fun watching fo…

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Howard Sherman To Exit American Theatre Wing

Howard Sherman, who has had stints at Westport Country Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Goodspeed Musicals and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, announced that he will be stepping do…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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New York City in love with our Blind Date

Rebecca Northan bequiles the Big Apple with her improv comedy

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Jane Lynch to Provide Voice for Character on FOX's The Simpsons

Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Jane Lynch will lend her voice to FOX's animated series The Simpsons, according to a report on EW.com. The episode, entitled "Replaceabl…

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Marva Hicks to Offer December 17 What I Want for Christmas Concert, Tamra Tunie Directs

Marva Hicks will offer a one-night-only performance of What I Want for Christmas at the Triad Theatre on December 17 at 7pm. Tamara Tunie will direct the piece, which will have musical dire…

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Jane Lynch Will Guest Voice on "The Simpsons" by Thomas Peter

Her "Glee" co-stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Amber Riley have already made guest vocal appearances on “The Simpsons.” So it was only a matter of time before Jane L…

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Stephen Sondheim Visits "The Colbert Report" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Stephen Sondheim sat down with Stephen Colbert Dec. 14 to talk about his new anthology of lyrics, “Finishing the Hat,” and how he got his start in writing musicals. Colbert also…

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Birch loses 'Dracula' role after dad rubbed wrong way

Were Thora Birch's "Dracula" cast mates rubbing her father the wrong way? The 28-year-old actress was reportedly dropped from the off-Broadway revival after her dad and manager, Jack Birch, …

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Theatre group 1927: 'We're still a little company' by Matt Trueman

They were the breakout hit of the 2007 Edinburgh fringe, but could 1927 tackle that difficult second show? Matt Trueman reports, and talks to other companies trying to make the leapThere was…

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Where Are the Clowns? Sondheim Addresses That Burning Question on The Colbert Report by Broadway.com Staff

We rarely see master composer Stephen Sondheim sharing a lighthearted conversation with a television interviewer, which made his appearance on the December 14 episode of The Colbert Report a…

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Steven Pasquale, Linda Emond & More Set for NYC Premiere of Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide by Broadway.com Staff

Initial casting has been announced for the New York premiere of Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures. A join…

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Photo Flash: John Lloyd Young Performs At Actors Fund Benefit

Theo Bikel and the Los Angeles theatrical community joined Tony Award Winner John Lloyd Young along with Musical Director Michael Orland as they took center stage for the Actors Fund concert…

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Rip Torn in Plea Deal for Bank Arrest by Dave Itzkoff

The "Larry Sanders Show" star received a suspended sentence and probation on charges stemming from a January incident in which he brought a loaded firearm into a Connecticut bank.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Cher, 64, wearing neck tape to turn back time

At the London premiere of her new movie Burlesque on Monday, the music legend was spotted sporting sticky tape at the edge of her jawline, in an old Hollywood face tightening trick.

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Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John and Darlene Love are the latest inductees to the pantheon of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Leon Russell being honored for musical excellence…

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Jerry Seinfeld is making Colin Quinn mighty on Broadway by Ariel Leve

The Saturday Night Live graduate's one-man show about the demise of world empires is getting big laughs in New York – with a little help from the US sitcom kingDuring a recent performance …

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EXCLUSIVE Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at the DRACULA Set!

Count Dracula, the world's most famous vampire, returns to the New York stage in DRACULA by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, based on the eponymous novel by Bram Stoker is set to begin…

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STAGE TUBE: Streisand Talks Singing, Obama on Larry King

The legendary Barbra Streisand will chat with Larry King for his 2nd to last show tonight on CNN at 9pm EST. Larry's on location with her from her spectacular Malibu home. And they talk abou…

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Broadway Art Released!

The Broadway artwork for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN has been released

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Voting Opens for 2010 Broadway World Las Vegas Awards!

BroadwayWorld, the largest theater site on the web, today announced that voting has begun for the 2010 BroadwayWorld Las Vegas Awards There 245 nominees in the 25 categories representing the…

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THE WINDS OF CHANGE by Jessica Branch

A Free Man of Color takes a sweeping stab at some big changes as the 18th century moved into the 19th, without mastering the little changes that happened to the people involved.

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GRACE NOTES - Dec. 15, 2010 by Susan Grace

GRACE NOTES is the most effective place to reach a world-wide audience of theatre professionals. For more information about promoting your next event, please contact sgrace22@sbcglobal.net.*…

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ArtsBeat: Are They a Pair? Stephen Sondheim Meets Stephen Colbert by Dave Itzkoff

The "Colbert Report" host stayed serious long enough to introduce his guest as "the greatest voice of the American theater of the last 50 years."

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Moscow Theatre At The Center Of A Battle

Renovations to an historic Moscow theatre "have made the theatre the centre of a bitter battle that has divided the Russian capital's artistic community and led the two sides to accuse each …

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Europe's Most Heroic Theatre Company

"Belarus Free Theatre is an underground group based in Minsk. 'Underground' not because it's cool and edgy, but because Belarus is a dictatorship … The BFT runs plays that tell people w…

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Hulk Hogan wedding descends into brawl

Hulk Hogan married girlfriend Jennifer McDaniels in Clearwater, Florida on Tuesday but the nuptials were plunged into chaos when cops were called to break-up a brawl.

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WABC Channel 7 forecaster Heidi Jones in rape lie: cops

Heidi Jones, 37, was arrested for falsely claiming to cops that a man tried to rape her while she was jogging in Central Park. She is charged with filing a false report, a Class A misdemeano…

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Top 10 Golden Globe snubs

The Nominees for the 68th Annual Golden Globes are all celebrating. Here's a list of who was left out.

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2010 Time Person of the Year: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, M…

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Does farce have a future on stage? | John M Morrison by John M Morrison

Feydeau and Frayn show how the genre can come alive in the theatre, but do modern playwrights have the skill to make it come off?Traditional farces are the theatrical equivalent of vintage s…

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THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Rehearsals Begin!

We popped down to the rehearsal studios at the beginning of the week to see how the cast, creatives and crew of The Wizard of Oz got on on their first day of rehearsals. Choreographer Arlene…

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Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! by Jayne Blanchard

The holidays have descended upon first-grade Room One and Junie B. Jones (Casie Platt) is of two minds. On the one hand, she is giddier than Scrooge on Christmas morning with the prospect of…

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Steppenwolf’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ is taught, thrilling and unexpected by Bob [cta]

Tracy Letts as George lays the ground rules, as Martha (Amy Morton) cowers in Steppenwolf’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” I once had a friend who was a chronic lia…

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Are They a Pair? Stephen Sondheim Meets Stephen Colbert by Dave Itzkoff

The "Colbert Report" host stayed serious long enough to introduce his guest as "the greatest voice of the American theater of the last 50 years."

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim on the Colbert Report!

Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim appeared Tuesday night, December 14, on Comedy Central's THE COLBERT REPORT to talk about his new book 'Finishing the Hat Collected Lyrics 1954-1981 wi…

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"The Great Game" Isn't Winning Enough by Jan@broadwayandme

What would I do without my theatergoing buddy Bill?  My husband K is a news junkie and my niece Jennifer is a history nut but both looked at me as though I were crazy when I brought up …

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Black Nativity by Hunter Styles

As the doors were shut in her face again and again, the virgin Mary searched desperately for a warm place to bring her beloved child into the world. A blackbox theater is darker and quieter …

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The Nutcracker Chronicles: Nashville, Not Nuremburg by Alastair Macaulay

Life and art intertwine in Nashville, where it was snowing inside and outside this "Nutcracker."

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte by Stagegrade

Are critics wanting to "Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte"?

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BWW's On This Day - December 15, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Spinella, Emond, Cristofer are 'Intelligent'

Legit News: Actors reprise roles in Off Broadway staging of Kushner play -- Stephen Spinella, Linda Emond, Michael Cristofer and Michael Esper will reprise their roles in the Off Broadway bo…

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The Mousetrap by Steven McKnight

Can an Agatha Christie mystery still be interesting if you already know who did it?  Thanks to a talented cast and a polished production from 1st Stage, the answer is a solid “Yes.” Suz…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Britain's Got Talent: what will David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre bring to the judges' table? by Stuart Heritage

McIntyre and The Hoff are replacing Piers Morgan on the Britain's Got Talent judging panel. Which in one way is excellent news …It's sad that Piers Morgan has left Britain's Got Talent. Af…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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'A Child's Christmas in Wales' travels memory lane

Good things come in small packages. Plainly wrapped ones, too. By design, the Irish Repertory Theatre's pleasantly festive take on "A Child's Christmas in Wales" couldn't be more modest.

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Donny and Marie dance with Broadway stars

Forget Radio City, "Elf" and the annual office bash. The Christmas party of the season is being thrown by Donny and Marie Osmond at the Marquis Theatre.

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Closing Night: “The Scottsboro Boys” by Kevin Daly

When I find myself really taken with a particular show, I make it a point to try to return to see it at its closing performance. The closing  is filled similar fans (as well as family and…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Justin Bieber cleared of charges in laser tag assault case

Justin Bieber has escaped criminal charges related to an alleged incident at a laser tag center where a 12-year-old boy had reportedly accused the pop phenom of punching him.

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Usher hit in the face by a female fan's shoe (video)

Usher could have done with a heads up after a fan kicked him in the face during a raunchy onstage performance at Madison Square Garden.

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Ryan Reynolds & Scarlett Johansson will divorce

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have separated. "After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we've decided to end our marriage," they said in a joint statement.

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Charlie Sheen will not face criminal charges for hotel debacle

Charlie Sheen can breathe a sigh of relief: the actor will not face criminal charges for his October meltdown at New York City's Plaza Hotel.

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Thora Birch fired from off Broadway's Dracula after back rub flap

The producers of an off Broadway production of Dracula fired their star actress Thora Birch just four days before opening night. The actress was dismissed following disagreement between her …

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Jon Favreau confirms he is not directing Iron Man 3

After a day of speculation, Jon Favreau tweets: "It's true, I'm directing Magic Kingdom, not Iron Man 3."

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Lindsay Lohan nixes Dancing With The Stars offer, says mom Dina

Lindsay Lohan has turned down an offer to appear on Dancing With the Stars, her mom Dina reports."We are huge fans of the show and think it's incredible," Dina reveals.

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Nip Tuck star Dylan Wash files for divorce

The Nip/Tuck star has filed for divorce from actress Joanna Going after six years of marriage, citing the ever popular irreconcilable differences.

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A high point in the pit

A high point in the pit

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Creative Team Of BRING IT ON Holds Panel Discussion on the Alliance Stage

The Alliance Theatre announces the Tony Award winning creative team behind its world premiere production of Bring It On The Musical will appear in a panel discussion on Wednesday, December 1…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Dukes to turn Niagara into Hazzard County

John Schneider and Tom Wopat, the stars of the original "Dukes of Hazzard" TV show, will be at Niagara Fallsview Casino in January.

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‘The Fantasticks’’s Matt Leisy is silent no longer by Jesse North

The Fantasticks is giving Matt Leisy his voice, literally and figuratively. After playing the Mute (yes, a non-speaking role) for a year and understudying the young lover Matt, Leisy was pro…

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Reply 'See this' to all who e-mail by Frank Scheck

'You've Got Hate Mail" is the perfect bed room farce for an era in which there's more action online than in actual bedrooms. Composed entirely of e-mails and text messages riotously enact…

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Kitsch-mas with the Osmonds by Elisabeth Vincentelli

You can take Donny and Marie Osmond out of Vegas, but you can't take Vegas out of them. Or is that Branson, Mo.? No matter: The siblings' holiday concert at the Marquis delivers everythin…

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The Simpsons Get Wicked by Steve On Broadway (sob)

The Simpsons Get WickedIn yet another nod to the Great White Way, "The Simpsons" used this year's holiday episode to pay tribute to this season's biggest Broadway hit, Wicked. Makes me …

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Road Trip: An American Travelogue in Song Will Feature Songs of Sondheim, Berlin, Mitchell

Singers from the Juilliard School will perform Road Trip: An American Travelogue in Song Jan. 12, 2011, at 8 PM at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

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Broadway's Christmas Week Performance Schedule

Most Broadway shows have an irregular performance schedule during Christmas week, Dec. 20-26.

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Jeanna de Waal Makes Broadway Debut in American Idiot Dec. 14

Mary Faber left the disappointments of suburbia as Heather in Broadway's American Idiot on Dec. 12, making room for Jeanna de Waal to take the part starting Dec. 14 at the St. James Theatre.

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Chuck Cooper Set for Holiday Cabaret Nights at Urban Stages

Tony Award-winning actor Chuck Cooper will take part in the closing-night celebration of Urban Stages' Holiday Cabaret Nights Dec. 15.

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Upcoming Cast Recordings

Here is a survey of upcoming and recent cast album releases (and significant Broadway-related recordings).

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"Thirteen Stories Down" CD, with Darius de Haas, Will Chase, Kate Baldwin, Released Digitally Dec. 14

Several Broadway artists, including Lauren Kennedy, Tituss Burgess and Quentin Earl Darrington, can be heard on the new CD "Thirteen Stories Down: The Songs of Jonathan Reid Gealt," which is…

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PHOTO CALL: "Glee" Cast Members Morrison, Colfer, Monteith, Salling and More Celebrate "Education Through Music"

Cast members from the hit comedy "Glee" were on hand at Los Angeles' Paramount Theatre Dec. 7 to participate in an event for "Education Through Music," which promotes the integration of musi…

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Fred Ebb Foundation Wows BC/EFA With $1 Million

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS got a special dose of razzle dazzle in the form of a 2010 donation of $1 million from the Fred Ebb Foundation, which is funded by royalties from the catalog…

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British Vocalist Rumer Records Song from Steven Sater- Burt Bacharach Musical Gift of the Magi

The new stage musical from Tony Award-winning playwright and lyricist Steven Sater and Grammy Award-winning musician Burt Bacharach will be a musical adaptation of the O. Henry tale The Gift…

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Promises, Promises Welcomes Wendi Bergamini Dec. 14

Wendi Bergamini steps into the role of Miss Olsen in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises beginning Dec. 14.

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Samantha Mathis Will Play Daughter in 33 Variations in L.A.; Complete Cast Announced

Casting is complete for the Los Angeles run of Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations, directed by the author and featuring the 2009 Broadway engagement's Jane Fonda and Zach Grenier.

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PHOTO CALL: Grande, Vivino, Umphress and More Help Broadway in South Africa Celebrate the Holidays

Broadway in South Africa hosted its third annual holiday party on Dec. 13 at 7 PM at the Minskoff Theatre with performances by Frankie James Grande, Donna Vivino, Alysha Umphress and more.

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Ty Taylor, Lesli Margherita Will Be Part of A Very Rocky Christmas in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles music performance space BARRE vt, which presented a Halloween concert edition of The Rocky Horror Show in October, will offer A Very Rocky Christmas, a special holiday concer…

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Additional Casting Announced for Seesaw Concert

Additional casting has been announced for (re:) Directions Theatre Company's one-night-only semi-staged concert of the Cy Coleman/Dorothy Fields/Michael Bennett musical Seesaw, which is base…

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NBC to Launch Rival Singing Competition, "The Voice of America"

NBC is preparing its own singing competition program with "The Voice of America," which is set to launch in the spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Lily Rabe, Matthew Rauch, Charles Kimbrough Get Equity Classical Acting Awards

Actors' Equity Foundation has announced Lily Rabe and Matthew Rauch as the recipients of its 2010 Joe A. Callaway Award, and Charles Kimbrough as recipient of its St. Clair Bayfield Award.

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Fela! Screenings Will Begin in the U.S. in January

The Tony Award-nominated Afrobeat musical Fela!, which tells the story of late Nigerian musician and political figure Fela Anikulapo Kuti, will be broadcast live in cinemas early next year a…

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Thora Birch and Dracula Part Company; Understudy Emily Bridges Steps in for First Preview

Thora Birch has been released from the cast of the Off-Broadway revival of Bram Stoker's Dracula, the producers announced on Dec. 14, the same day the play begins previews at the Little Shub…

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Hugh Jackman Injured While Filming "Oprah" Show

Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman, most recently on Broadway in the two-character Keith Huff play A Steady Rain, sustained minor injuries while filming an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in…

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Gwyneth Paltrow to Return to "Glee"

Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow has confirmed that she will make an encore guest appearance on "Glee." Paltrow revealed the news to "Access Hollywood" during a press appearance for her …

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Big Time Comedy Show Benefit to Feature Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn, Lewis Black, Judy Gold

The Big Time Comedy Show, which will be held at New York's Beacon Theatre Feb. 9, 2011, will benefit the family of the late comedian Greg Giraldo.

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"Precious" Director Lee Daniels Will Bring Pulitzer-Winning Anna in the Tropics to the Silver Screen

Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Anna in the Tropics is headed to the silver screen.

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"The Ultimate Drag Off" to Feature Guest Co-Hosts Mary Testa, Christine Pedi, Jim Caruso and More

The Ultimate Drag Off, billed as an "interactive musical game show comedy," will officially open Jan. 15, 2011, at the Times Square Arts Center, and run Saturdays at 10:30 PM with a half-hou…

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Feature: New York: 50 Last-Minute Gifts by Dan Bacalzo, Brian Scott Lipton, Andy Propst, and Zachary Stewart

TM chooses the season's must-have DVDs, CDs, books, audio books and theater-related merchandise.

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New York: Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Steven Pasquale, Stephen Spinella, et al. Set for The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures by Brian Scott Lipton

Initial casting has been announced for the New York premiere of Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures, which will be co-p…

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Los Angeles: Alec Baldwin, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, et al. Receive Golden Globe Nominations by Andy Propst

The nominations for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards have been announced. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on January 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Ricky Gervais will ho…

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New York: Howard Sherman to Step Down as American Theatre Wing Executive Director by Andy Propst

Howard Sherman, executive director of the American Theatre Wing, has announced that he will not renew his employment agreement with the organization beyond its current term, which ends on Ju…

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New York: Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Spring Line-Up by Andy Propst

The lineup of offerings for the 2011 spring season of Works & Process at the Guggenheim has been announced. The program is presented in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B.…

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New York: Songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Weill et al. Featured in NYFOS' Road Trip by Dan Bacalzo

The New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) and Julliard will present Road Trip: An American Travelogue in Song, at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, January 12 at 8pm. The program is an American tr…

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Los Angeles: Rosario Dawson, Angie Harmon, JoBeth Williams to Announce SAG Award Nominations on December 16 by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star Rosario Dawson and actress Angie Harmon will announce the nominations for the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on …

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New York: Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds Are Ending Their Marriage by Brian Scott Lipton

2010 Tony Award winner Scarlett Johansson and her husband, film actor Ryan Reynolds, have separated after two years of marriage, according to published reports."After long and careful consid…

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New York: Bianca Marroquin to Rejoin Broadway's Chicago as Roxie Hart December 20 by Dan Bacalzo

Bianca Marroquin will rejoin the Broadway company of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre on Monday, December 20, playing Roxie Hart. Marroquin first portrayed the role in the Mexico City pro…

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New York: Emily Bridges Replaces Thora Birch in Off-Broadway's Dracula by Dan Bacalzo

Emily Bridges has replaced Thora Birch as Lucy Seward in the Off-Broadway revival of of Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston's classic adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Previews for the …

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New York: Jeff Cohen's The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller to Begin Performances Off-Broadway in February by Andy Propst

Jeff Cohen's The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller will play an Off-Broadway engagement at the Arclight Theatre, running February 2 - March 13. Alfred Preisser will once again direct the play…

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Los Angeles: PHOTO FLASH: Helen Hunt, Lyle Lovett, et al. Celebrate Opening of Much Ado About Nothing at Kirk Douglas Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles' production of Much Ado About Nothing opened on Sunday, December 12 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Ben Donenberg has directed. The production stars Hele…

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New York: Carlo Alban, Rob Campbell, Samantha Soule, et al. Set for Reading of Comes a Faery by Andy Propst

Carlo Alban, Rob Campbell, Deanne Lorette, Nicole Lowrance and Samantha Soule will appear in a reading of James McLindon's Comes a Faery, to be presented at Irish Repertory Theatre as part o…

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New York: Peter Sinn Nachtrieb Receives National New Play Network's Full Stage Commission by Andy Propst

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has received the first in a quintet of Full Stage Commissions from the National New Play Network (NNPN). The grant provides not only $25,000 to the playwright, but also…

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New York: Jeanna de Waal Replaces Mary Faber in Broadway's American Idiot by Dan Bacalzo

Jeanna de Waal will replace original cast member Mary Faber as Heather in the Broadway production of American Idiot, at the St. James Theatre, beginning with tonight's performance, December…

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New York: Kristin Griffith, William Jackson Harper, Haskell King et al. Set for EST's Unfiltered 2011 by Dan Bacalzo

Casting has been announced for Unfiltered 2011, studio productions of new plays from The Ensemble Studio Theatre Youngblood program, to be presented January 13-February 5.Haskell King, Kris…

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New York: Fred Ebb Foundation Donates $1 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by Andy Propst

The Fred Ebb Foundation has made a $1 million gift to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). The gift is the largest single donation in the organization's history.In announcing the gra…

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New York: Wendi Bergamini Joins Broadway's Promises, Promises by Andy Propst

Wendi Bergamini will assume the role of Miss Olsen in the revival of Promises, Promises, playing at the Broadway Theatre, on December 14. The role had previously been played by Helen Anker.…

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Los Angeles: Annette Bening, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo, Aaron Sorkin, et al. Win Film Critics' Awards by Andy Propst

The winners of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Awards, the 2010 Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC), the 2010 New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC), the New York Onli…

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New York: Bruce Horak to Star in This Is Cancer December 19 by Dan Bacalzo

Bruce Horak will star in This is Cancer, co-written with his director, Rebecca Northan, for a free-of-charge performance at Ars Nova, on Sunday, December 19 at 10pm.In the piece, a deluded,…

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Los Angeles: Steve Mazurek, Brooke Tansley, Ty Taylor, et al. Set for December 17 Rocky Horror - In Concert by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for a two performance presentation of Rocky Horror - In Concert to be offered on December 17 at 9pm and midnight at Show At Barre. Tro Shaw will direct the perfor…

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New Jersey: Christiane Noll Set for January 29 SOPAC Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

2010 Tony nominee Christiane Noll will perform a one-night-only benefit of her acclaimed show, The Lyrics of Ira Gershwin at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), on Saturday, Ja…

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New York: Tri-State Venues Announced for NT Live Broadcast of Fela! by Andy Propst

New York-area venues, as well as national encore dates, have been announced for the previously reported NT Live presentation of the musical Fela! on January 13.Among the New York City theate…

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New York: Lewis Black, Judy Gold, Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn, et al. Set for Big Time Comedy Show at Beacon by Dan Bacalzo

Ted Alexandro, Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Judy Gold, Jesse Joyce, Jim Norton, Jerry Seinfeld, and Colin Quinn will perform in Big Time Comedy Show, at the Beacon Theatre, on Wednesday, Febru…

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London: David Hasselhoff, Jeremy Jackson, Jerry Springer to Play Captain Hook in U.K. Peter Pan by Andy Propst

Talk show host Jerry Springer will substitute for the previously reported David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook in the New Wimbledon Theatre's panto production of Peter Pan, from December 31 - Ja…

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Review: New York: Nutcracker Rouge by Dan Bacalzo

A talented and sexy ensemble brings this decidedly adult update of the Nutcracker story to life.

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New York: Glory Crampton's Unusual Way Now Available for Purchase by Andy Propst

Glory Crampton's debut solo album Unusual Way is now available for purchase. The recording, released by Jay Records, had previously been distributed through digital outlets such as iTunes.T…

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"The Simpsons" Go Wicked (Video) by Thomas Peter

In a short but memorable nod to the hit Broadway musical Wicked, the Fox series “The Simpsons” recently took its characters Homer and Moe the bartender on stage with Glinda and t…

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Jemma Redgrave, Aunt Vanessa Talk The Great Game: Afghanistan (Video) by Thomas Peter

The Great Game: Afghanistan, an epic series of plays on Afghani history, which the Public Theater is currently presenting Off-Broadway after a run at London’s Tricycle Theatre, feature…

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Real-Life NFL Great Paul Hornung Attends Lombardi (Photos) by Matt Blank

Hall of Fame former football player Paul Hornung, who is portrayed in Broadway’s Lombardi by Bill Dawes, took in the production the afternoon of Dec. 12 and stopped to meet the cast ba…

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Playbill Video Cue & A: Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley plays The Princess in Broadway's La Bete — and maybe even in real life! She opens up to Playbill about her turn as a Bond girl, a duel in a catsuit, her high time as cock…

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Creative Team Of BRING IT ON Holds Panel Discussion on the Alliance Stage by BWW News Desk

The Alliance Theatre announces the Tony Award winning creative team behind its world premiere production of Bring It On The Musical will appear in a panel discussion on Wednesday, December 1…

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Jane Lynch to Lend Voice to THE SIMPSONS

According to EW.com, GLEE favorite and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch will lend her voice to an episode of THE SIMPSONS early next season. Lynch's character is 'Roz,' Homer's assistant at the…

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WOMEN ON THE VERGE, FREE MAN OF COLOR Will Not Extend Runs

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Lincoln Center Theater's productions of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN and A FREE MAN OF COLOR will not extend their limited engagement runs. WOME…

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Pasquale, Esper, Spinella, et al. Set for Kushner's HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE

The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson and Signature Theatre Company Founding Artistic Director James Houghton Executive Director Erika Mall…

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Photo Flash: Signature Theatre's SUNSET BLVD. by BWW Photo Special

Signature Theatre presents the legendary Hollywood musical Sunset Boulevard running through February 13, 2011. Headlining the production is Broadway's Florence Lacey Evita Hello Dolly Signa…

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STAGE TUBE: Matthew Morrison Gives Tour Details!

GLEE star and Broadway leading man Matthew Morrrison recently chatted with Extra about the details of his upcoming world tour. Click below to check out the video.

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Criss WIshes Fans 'A Merry Little Christmas'

Interested in a bit of Christmas cheer from GLEE star Darren Criss Click below to hear his rendition of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas that he performed while visiting the American …

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Howard Sherman to Step Down from ATW Post in 2011

Howard Sherman, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing since 2003, today informed the organization that he will not renew his employment agreement beyond its current term, ending on…

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Katie Holmes Back to Broadway in EXTREMITIES?

The New York Times is reporting that Katie Holmes may have her sights set on a Broadway return in the near future with William Mastrosimone's Extremities. Holmes has reportedly been tapped t…

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Patti to Play 'Dolly' in HELLO, DOLLY! Revival?

In a feature out in the Washington Post today, musical legend Jerry Herman reveals that a Broadway revival of his classic, Hello, Dolly is on the way. According to the report, A revival of …

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Bianca Marroquin Returns to CHICAGO as 'Roxie,' 12/20

On Monday, December 20, 2010, the Broadway company of the international musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart, …

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AMERICAN IDIOT Welcomes Jeanna de Wall as 'Heather' Tonight, 12/14

Jeanna de Waal begins performances in the acclaimed musical AMERICAN IDIOT tonight, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 as Heather. Mary Faber soon to appear as Smitty in the revival of HOW TO SUCCEE…

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Fred Ebb Foundation Donates 1M to BC/EFA

The Fred Ebb Foundation Mitchell Bernard, Trustee has announced that its 2010 donation to Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS will total 1 million dollars, marking the largest single donation i…

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Portman, Kidman, Franco et al. React to Golden Globe Nominations

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast on Sunday, January 16, 2011 on NBC from 500-800 p.m. PST 800-1100 p.m. EST from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with host Ricky Gerv…

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MAMMA MIA!'s Lisa Brescia Set For Imus 12/16

Broadway belter Lisa Brescia, who stars as Donna Sheridan in Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus smash hit musical MAMMA MIA, will perform live and chat with radio icon and television host Don …

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Photo Coverage: Gavin Creel Live in Toronto by Kelly Cameron

Gavin Creel performed a special concert in Toronto on Sunday November 28th, 2010. The concert at Factory Theatre showcased music from his brand new EP Quiet as well as songs from his first …

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BWW TV Special: Sirdeaner Walker at USA & The Moth Storytelling Event

Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth hosted in A More Perfect UnionStories of Prejudice and Power December 6 at the New York Public Library. The Promises, Promises star joined Mos Def, Simon …

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BWW TV Special: Mos Def at USA & The Moth Storytelling Event

Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth hosted in A More Perfect UnionStories of Prejudice and Power December 6 at the New York Public Library. The Promises, Promises star joined Mos Def, Simon …

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BWW TV Special: Kristin Chenoweth Hosts USA & The Moth Storytelling Event

Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth hosted in A More Perfect UnionStories of Prejudice and Power December 6 at the New York Public Library. The Promises, Promises star joined Mos Def, Simon …

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Photo Coverage: Visionary Media For Blind Composers Opens Its Doors by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Last night, December 8, Doug Maxwell and wife Liz Caplan, one of Broadway's most in-demand vocal coaches, hosted the official opening of Maxwell's Not for profit company, Visionary Media. Ma…

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Wendi Bergamini Joins PROMISES, PROMISES 12/14

The musical comedy Promises, Promises welcomes Wendi Bergamini as Broadway's new Miss Olsen beginning Tuesday, December 14th.

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STAGE TUBE: Stunt Goes Awry for Jackman on Oprah

High Jackman suffered an injury while shooting a segment for the Oprah Winfrey Show in Australia earlier today. Jackman was performing a stunt that involved making an entrance on a zip cable…

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Photo Flash: Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA Production Shots

Production shots for the new musical adaption of MATILDA, A Musical, running at the Courtyard Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, have been released

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National Theatre Live to Broadcast FELA! Around the World

National Theatre Live continues its season with the award-winning Broadway and London production of FELA starring Sahr Ngaujah 2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Actor Obie Award directed amp …

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Video Exclusive! A Private Women on the Verge Concert with Songwriter David Yazbek by Broadway.com Staff

Without a doubt, David Yazbek is one of the most exciting Broadway songwriters to emerge over the past decade. A former rocker, he turned a group of working class losers into believable musi…

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Could Katie Holmes Head Back to Broadway in Extremities? by Broadway.com Staff

Could Katie Holmes have her eyes set an another dramatic turn on Broadway? The actress is considering starring in a Broadway production of William Mastrosimone's psychological drama, Extremi…

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Hello, Patti? LuPone Rumored for Broadway Revival of Hello, Dolly! by Broadway.com Staff

Will Patti LuPone's next Broadway outing be the title role in Jerry Herman's beloved musical Hello, Dolly!? The New York Times reports that Nederlander Productions is developing a revival of…

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Bianca Marroquin Returns to Chicago as Roxie Hart by Broadway.com Staff

Bianca Marroquin will return to the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago for a limited holiday run. Marroquin will begin performances on December 20 and stay with the production through Januray 9, …

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Charles Busch Shares His Heavenly Holiday Tale, Times Square Angel by Bruce Glikas

During his night off from his wild off-Broadway comedy, The Divine Sister, drag master Charles Busch stepped into a different set of heels for the 12th annual staged reading of his holiday c…

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Glee's Darren Criss Wishes Fans 'A Merry Little Christmas' by Broadway.com Staff

After tackling "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Chris Colfer on the holiday episode of Glee, rising star Darren Criss has another Christmas carol up his sleeve. Criss swung by the American Soc…

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Who Is the 2010 Broadway.com Star of the Year? Vote Now! by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway is always full of talent, but some stars really make us sit up and take notice. It's hard to choose a favorite--and that's where you come in: It's time to vote for Broadway.com's St…

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Precious Director Lee Daniels to Bring Anna in the Tropics to the Big Screen by Broadway.com Staff

Lee Daniels, the Academy Award-nominated director of Precious, has signed on to direct a film adaptation of Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics, according to The Holl…

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Wicked's Mandy Gonzalez and Heights' Christopher Jackson Welcome 'Santa Claus' to Bryant Park by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway.com knows you're busy holiday shopping for friends and family so we're making sure you receive some gifts of your own in the form of holiday videos starring Broadway's biggest stars…

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Wendi Bergamini Takes on the Role of Miss Olsen in Promises, Promises by Broadway.com Staff

Consolidated Life Insurance is welcoming a new employee. Wendi Bergamini will join the cast of Promises, Promises as Miss Olsen on December 14 at the Broadway Theatre, replacing Helen Anker.…

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Jeanna de Waal Joins the Cast of American Idiot on Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

Jeanna de Waal will take over the role of Heather in American Idiot on December 14 at the St. James Theatre. Mary Faber, who originated the role, played her final performance on December 12 …

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Spider-Man Co-Author Glen Berger on Weaving the Web of Turn Off the Dark by Glen Berger

About the Author:Playwright Glen Berger has been a strong presence in New York's downtown theater scene thanks to plays like Underneath the Lintel, The Wooden Breeks and Max and Ruby, but no…

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Thora Birch Fired from Off-Broadway's Dracula; Emily Bridges to Play Lucy by Broadway.com Staff

Thora Birch has been fired from the off-Broadway revival of Bram Stoker's Dracula. A press release issued on December 14 said that the American Beauty and Ghost World actress "has been relea…

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Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn & More to Headline Benefit for Family of Comedian Greg Giraldo by Broadway.com Staff

Colin Quinn and his Long Story Short director Jerry Seinfeld are among the stars set for a one-night-only "Big Time Comedy Show" to benefit the family of the late comedian Greg Giraldo. The …

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Hugh Jackman Injured in Aerial Stunt Welcoming Oprah to Australia by Broadway.com Staff

Tony-winning star Hugh Jackman suffered an injury on December 14 during an aerial stunt over the Sydney Opera House designed to welcome Oprah Winfrey to Australia, according to Reuters. Jack…

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Glee Receives Five Golden Globe Nominations, Including Nods for Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison by Broadway.com Staff

Glee topped the list of TV-related Golden Globe nominations for 2010, receiving five nods: Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical), Lea Michele as Best Actress in a Television Series (Com…

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Thora Birch Fired from Off-Broadway's 'Dracula' by Bryan Alexander

Actress is dismissed four days before first performance following disagreement between her father and another actor.

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Howard Sherman to leave the American Theatre Wing by David Cote

Howard Sherman, executive director of American Theatre Wing, to step down

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Panel on contemporary British political theater this Thursday by David Cote

A panel on British political theater at the CUNY Graduate Center

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Pic of the day: Nutcracker Rouge by Adam Feldman

Hot pic: Another naughty Nutcracker

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‘The Fantasticks''s Matt Leisy is silent no longer by Jesse North

The Fantasticks is giving Matt Leisy his voice, literally and figuratively. After playing the Mute (yes, a non-speaking role) for a year and understudying the young lover Matt, Leisy was pro…

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Spinella, Emond, Cristofer are 'Intelligent'

Legit News: Actors reprise roles in Off Broadway staging of Kushner play -- Stephen Spinella, Linda Emond, Michael Cristofer and Michael Esper will reprise their roles in the Off Broadway bo…

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Greenfield to new post

Legit News: MTC promotes exec to artistic producer -- Mandy Greenfield's recent promotion to the newly created position of artistic producer at Manhattan Theater Club reps an extension and e…

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Sherman to depart American Theater Wing

Legit News: Exec director leaving nonprofit org which co-produces Tonys -- Howard Sherman, exec director of the American Theater Wing, will depart his post when his contract is up at the end…

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Legit ad exec Josephson dies

Legit News: Handled the campaigns for more than 500 B'way and Off B'way shows -- Donald H. Josephson, a prominent theatrical advertising executive, died Dec. 8 in Manhattan. He was 82.

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Rabe, Rauch, Kimbrough win Equity acting prizes

Legit News: Trio of performers honored for classical work -- A trio of performers currently in the Broadway revival of "The Merchant of Venice" have picked up thesping awards from Actors' Equity Association.Linked From Variety at 12:00AM

Sale of four West End theaters scuttled

Legit News: Really Useful Group venues to stay with company -- The planned sell-off of four London theaters owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group has fallen through, with a pote…

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Stage & Film, but not TV?

Legit News: N. Y. Stage & Film gala honored Linney, Roth -- "David Strathairn tells me this evening that I am the palate cleanser," emcee Mark Linn-Baker told the guests at New York Stage & …

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'Much Ado' about Lyle

Legit News: Lovett wrote new song just for show -- Having written a song just for "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Kirk Douglas Theater, Lyle Lovett proved that even Shakespeare has room for …

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Dukes to turn Niagara into Hazzard County by Richard Ouzounian

John Schneider and Tom Wopat, the stars of the original "Dukes of Hazzard" TV show, will be at Niagara Fallsview Casino in January.

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New York City in love with our Blind Date by Richard Ouzounian

Rebecca Northan bequiles the Big Apple with her improv comedy

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'Glee' gets a high-five from the Golden Globes by Lisa de Moraes Lisa de Moraes

The Golden Globe Awards gave a nice howdy-do to three freshmen TV series and planted a big ol' wet kiss on Fox's sophomore series "Glee" as it announced nominations Tuesday for its 68th annu…

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A high point in the pit

A high point in the pit

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Hypocrites create a ‘Pirates' you'll ­treasure

Britain was a great seafaring nation in 1879, when Gilbert and Sullivan, that zany team of satirical operetta writers (and in many ways precursors to Monty Python), penned their ever-popula…

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West End hits bomb on Broadway by Mark Brown

Elling, La Bête and A Life in Theatre are three of the big casualties on the New York theatre circuit. New York's theatre district appears to be going through something of a crisis, with a …

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John Cameron Mitchell on Gays in the Military

Director John Cameron Mitchell says he grew up in "the closest thing to a socialist state in America" -- the military. When we spoke to the "Hedwig" star recently about the new film he direc…

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How Long Will It Take Spider-Man to Recoup Its Investment?

The New York Times economics editor takes the Julie Taymor/U2 musical's $65 million production budget, estimates average weekly running costs and ticket revenue, does some quick math, and co…

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Moscow Theatre At The Center Of A Battle

Renovations to an historic Moscow theatre "have made the theatre the centre of a bitter battle that has divided the Russian capital's artistic community and led the two sides to accuse each …

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TT: Snapshot

An extremely rare kinescope of the Hallmark Hall of Fame TV adaptation of The Fantasticks, directed by George Schaefer and...

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Worlds Collide When The Simpsons Crash a Performance of Broadway’s Wicked by admin

Sometimes it doesn’t take a twister to end up in Oz. In recent episode of Fox’s The Simpsons, Homer and Mo inadvertently end up onstage in the middle of a performance of the Broa…

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Theatre stars nominated for 2011 Golden Globe Awards by bbbblogger

THEATRE STARS NOMINATED FOR 2011 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDSEDIE FALCO, NICOLE KIDMAN, LAURA LINNEY, CHRIS NOTH AND KEVIN SPACEY ALL NOMINATED FOR PERFORMANCESNominations for the 68th Annual Golde…

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Mamma Mia!’s Lisa Brescia on “Imus in the Morning” – 12/16 by bbbblogger

MAMMA MIA! STARLISA BRESCIA PERFORMS LIVE ON RADIO & TELEVISION NATIONWIDE ON “IMUS IN THE MORNING” THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16 Broadway belter Lisa Brescia, who stars as &…

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39 reasons to see The 39 Steps by bbbblogger

39 REASONS TO SEE HITCHCOCK'S THE 39 STEPS! Final 39 performances start tomorrow December 15th. “The new four person cast has enlivened the show with their own brand of zaniness. Edit…

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MTC’s THE WHIPPING MAN begins rehearsals today by bbbblogger

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB'S NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE WHIPPING MAN BEGINS REHEARSALS TODAYNEW PLAY STARRING ANDRE BRAUGHER, ANDRE HOLLAND, & JAY WILKISON TO START PREVIEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY …

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National Theatre’s FELA! at cinemas throughout U.S. in January by bbbblogger

On January 13th, National Theatre Live will broadcast a live performance of the award-winning production FELA! Starring original Broadway star Sahr Ngaujah Directed & Choreographed by T…

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An Enchanted Chat with South Pacific Star David Pittsinger by Joel Markowitz

His second language is French, and his children are the same age as his character's. Find out why Met star David Pittsinger gladly 'crossed over' to musical theatre to play Emile de Becque i…

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Karen Mason in her Annual Christmas Show, Dec 14 @ Iridium by Scott Barbarino

Karen_Mason_Christmas_Show_ResizedScoBar Entertainment is proud to present Broadway star KAREN MASON in her Annual Christmas Show at Iridium, on Tuesday, December 14, for two performances, a…

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Allen Neuner wrote, "I enjoyed reading your review of (Ken Bloom's) new Hollywood Musicals book. I was struck by the author's comment that he couldn't include High School Musical I and II be…

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Rip Torn in Plea Deal for Bank Arrest by DAVE ITZKOFF

A picaresque life in which you’ve won a Tony Award and an Emmy Award, starred in “The Beastmaster” and “The Larry Sanders Show” alike and been preserved on film…

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Q&A: Joe Mantello by Adam Feldman

One of New York’s best directors sounds off on actors and audiences.

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Watch Russell Brand Improvise a Shakespearean Backstory for Five Minutes

Asked about his character in 'The Tempest,' the comedian went on a dazzling, dizzying riff.

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Dublin Carol - Review by J. Cooper Robb

Theater is one of the live arts, but you would barely know it from Amaryllis Theatre Company’s sobering production of celebrated Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s Dublin Carol.

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Kitsch-mas with the Osmonds by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

You can take Donny and Marie Osmond out of Vegas, but you can't take Vegas out of them. Or is that Branson, Mo.? No matter: The siblings' holiday concert at the Marquis delivers everything …

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Donny and Marie dance with Broadway stars by Joe Dziemianowicz

Forget Radio City, "Elf" and the annual office bash. The Christmas party of the season is being thrown by Donny and Marie Osmond at the Marquis Theatre.

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New York: Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas Adds January 2 Performance to Run at Marquis Theatre by Andy Propst

Donny and Marie Osmond have added a performance to their Broadway show, Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas. They will now play one final performance on January 2 at 3pm at Marriott Ma…

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Review Roundup: DONNY & MARIE- A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS

Donny amp Marie - A Broadway Christmas, a new holiday production starring America's favorite sibling entertainers, has extended for two performances, now ending on January 2, 2010. The produ…

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NY Review: 'Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas' by David Sheward

Donny and Marie Osmond both work hard for the holiday cheer in this Vegas-style entertainment; the trouble is that we can see them sweat. Kudos to Marie for a supple and versatile voice.

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Donny and Marie enjoy 'A Broadway Christmas'

You want Donny and Marie? You get Donny and Marie, lots and lots of hardworking Donny and Marie - singing, dancing, huffing, puffing, changing flashy costumes, flashing shiny teeth and revvi…

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Broadway heats up December chill

Legit News: 'Donny and Marie' among shows posting strong sales -- Last week may have been a between-holiday frame, but Broadway still had plenty of Christmas cheer to go around at the box of…

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Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas -- Theater Review by By DAVID ROONEY

Nobody will ever describe Donny & Marie as cutting edge, but there's something to be said for performers who remain unapologetically true to themselves and to the variety-show format that ga…

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Reply 'See this' to all who e-mail by FRANK SCHECK

'You've Got Hate Mail" is the perfect bedroom farce for an era in which there's more action online than in actual bedrooms. Composed entirely of e-mails and text messages riotously enacted …

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Actress Thora Birch fired from 'Dracula' play over father's alleged threats: report

Actress Thora Birch, best known for her roles in the movies “American Beauty” and “Ghost World,” has been fired from an upcoming stage revival of “Dracula,̶…

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Critic's Notebook: It’s Date Night, and the Audience Is Watching by NEIL GENZLINGER

Two dating-theme shows, “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage” and “Blind Date,” require participation by the willing and almost willing.

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ArtsBeat: Hammerstein History in Photos by ERIK PIEPENBURG

Oscar Andrew Hammerstein talks about his new biography of the Hammerstein family.

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Theater Review | 'With Aaron’s Arms Around Me' and 'The Mire': The Borders That Love Crosses by ANDY WEBSTER

Two one-act plays by Sophia Romma at the Cherry Lane Theater examine relationships that span cultures.

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On the London Stage: Derek Jacobi's Close-Up 'King Lear' by MATT WOLF

Michael Grandage directs the grand tragedy in the intimate space of the Donmar while, at the National Theater, Alan Ayckbourn registers the holiday season as only he can do.

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About New York: Rock Fame: Won, Lost and Re-enacted by PAUL VITELLO

As he climbs back up, Dee Snider, who led Twisted Sister, is in a Broadway show playing an aging rock impresario.

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Hammerstein History in Photos by ERIK PIEPENBURG

Oscar Andrew Hammerstein talks about his new biography of the Hammerstein family.

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Casting Announced for Kushner Play by ERIK PIEPENBURG

Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Michael Esper and Stephen Spinella will reprise their roles from the production at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

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Howard Sherman, Executive Director of American Theater Wing, to Step Down by PATRICK HEALY

Howard Sherman, the executive director of the American Theater Wing, which co-presents the Tony Awards, announced on Tuesday that he would step down on June 30.

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Could 'Extremities' Bring Katie Holmes Back to Broadway? by PATRICK HEALY

Katie Holmes is eyed for "Extremities" on Broadway.

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Hello, Patti: What's Next for La LuPone? by PATRICK HEALY

Word on the Rialto is that she's considering the title role in a revival of "Hello, Dolly!"

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Ebb Foundation Donates $1 Million to Broadway Cares by ERIK PIEPENBURG

The gift of $1 million is the largest donation in the organization's history.

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'A Child's Christmas in Wales' travels memory lane by Joe Dziemianowicz

Good things come in small packages. Plainly wrapped ones, too. By design, the Irish Repertory Theatre's pleasantly festive take on "A Child's Christmas in Wales" couldn't be more modest.

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Jane Krakowski Celebrates A Company Christmas in Boston Dec. 15

Tony Award-winning actress Jane Krakowski joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for A Company Christmas at Pops Dec. 15 at Symphony Hall.

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Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green Discuss Bring It On: The Musical in Atlanta Dec. 15

The Tony Award-winning creative team behind Bring It On: The Musical, the new stage project about the world of competitive cheerleading, gathers in Atlanta Dec. 15 to discuss the forthcoming…

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Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 15

1919 Frank McGlyn is Abraham Lincoln in John Drinkwater's drama. The story follows Lincoln's life from 1860 to his assassination in 1865. There will be 193 performances at the Cort Theatre i…

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Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Michael Esper, Stephen Spinella Will Play NYC Bow of Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide

Initial casting has been announced for the New York City premiere of Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures, set for an Of…

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PHOTO CALL: Florence Lacey and D.B. Bonds in Sunset Boulevard at the Signature Theatre

Florence Lacey, D.B. Bonds, Susan Derry and Ed Dixon star in the Signature Theatre's new resident staging of Sunset Boulevard.

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LCT's Women on the Verge and Free Man of Color Will Not Extend

Lincoln Center Theater's world-premiere productions of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and A Free Man of Color will not extend their Broadway runs.

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New Book About Tony-Winning Musical Memphis Released

A new 160-page book chronicling the Broadway life of the rock musical Memphis -- from the first performance to its big night as the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical -- is now availabl…

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LAST CHANCE: What's Closing This Week

Here's Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they take a final bow.

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Could Hello, Dolly! With Patti LuPone Parade to Broadway?

Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Patti LuPone and Nederlander Presentations are matchmaking a Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! as a vehicle for the Evita star, according to the New York …

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Howard Sherman Will Step Down as Executive Director of American Theatre Wing

Howard Sherman, executive director of the American Theatre Wing, will step down from that position at the end of his current term, which ends June 30, 2011.

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Laura Osnes Takes Us Backstage at Bonnie & Clyde

Frank Wildhorn's Broadway-aimed Bonnie & Clyde musical is currently playing a limited engagement at Asolo Repertory Theatre's mainstage Mertz Theatre in Sarasota, FL.

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Laura Osnes Takes Us Backstage at Bonnie & Clyde

Frank Wildhorn's Broadway-aimed Bonnie & Clyde musical is currently playing a limited engagement at Asolo Repertory Theatre's mainstage Mertz Theatre in Sarasota, FL.

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Will Katie Holmes Star in Broadway Production of Extremities?

Screen actress Katie Holmes, who made her Broadway debut in the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, may return to The Great White Way in a production of William Mastrosimone's Extremitie…

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Deanne Lorette, Rob Campbell, Samantha Soule Will Encounter Irish Fairy in Free NYC Reading

A lonely girl is visited by a fairy in the Dec. 17 free reading of James McLindon's Comes a Faery at Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan.

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Bianca Marroquin to Play Holiday Engagement in Broadway's Chicago

The Broadway company of Chicago will welcome Bianca Marroquin back to the production at the Ambassador Theatre Dec. 20 for a three-week limited engagement through Jan. 9, 2011, in the role o…

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Kudisch, Steggert, Gets, Samonsky Will Sing LaChiusa Songs in Q&A Evening; Mary Testa Hosts

Transport Group, the Off-Broadway company that will produce Michael John LaChiusa's musical Hello Again in the spring, will present an evening of song and talk with the five-time Tony Award-…

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Broadway Real Estate

Like to keep track of what show is booked into which Broadway theatre? If so, then you will particularly enjoy Playbill.com's new feature, Broadway Real Estate, which is updated periodically.

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