Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Sheila Hancock, Annie Lennox, David Suchet, Harriet Walter, et al. on Queen's New Year's Honours List

Queen Elizabeth II New Year's Honours List has been announced, according to BBC News. Among the artists who have been recognized for their service to the arts are actors Sheila Hancock…

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Natalie Mendoza Departs Broadway's Spider-Man

Actress Natalie Mendoza, who originated the role of Arachne in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at the Foxwoods Theatre, has officially departed the production. The show,…

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Mendoza exits 'Spider-Man' musical

Legit News: Actress leaves tuner due to injury -- Michael Cohl, lead producer on "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," confirmed the exit of Natalie Mendoza from the show, in a statement late Thu…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Bono and The Edge Will Now Attend All SPIDER-MAN Previews

Bono and The Edge will be attending all future previews of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark, according to production spokesman Rick Miramontez. They will be in the theater next week and for all …

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Harris, Burtka and Twins Featured in People Magazine

Neil Patrick Harris and longtime partner David Burtka welcomed twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace this October with the help of a surrogate. The happy parents are featured in a new People m…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Harris, Burtka and Twins Featured in People Magazine

Neil Patrick Harris and longtime partner David Burtka welcomed twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace this October with the help of a surrogate. The happy parents are featured in a new People m…

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It's Official: Natalie Mendoza Departs SPIDER-MAN

Lead producer Michael Cohl announced today that cast member Natalie Mendoza, who helped create the role of Arachne over the last six months, has decided to depart SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dar…

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ArtsBeat: 'Spider-Man' Confirms Departure of Actress Natalie Mendoza by Dave Itzkoff

Word of Ms. Mendoza's exit surfaced earlier this week, but neither she nor the "Spider-Man" director, Julie Taymor, had commented on it at the time.

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Natalie Mendoza Departs SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK

NATALIE MENDOZA DEPARTS “ S P I D E R – M A N   T u r n    O f f    T h e    D a r k ”   New York, NY – Lead producer Michael…

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'Spider-Man' Confirms Departure of Actress Natalie Mendoza by Dave Itzkoff

Word of Ms. Mendoza's exit surfaced earlier this week, but neither she nor the "Spider-Man" director, Julie Taymor, had commented on it at the time.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Rémy Girard: a connoisseur of life

Star of Denys Arcand's Oscar-winning The Barbarian Invasions now fronts a new CBC action comedy, InSecurity

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New Year honours: Actors take centre stage as Cowell and Forsyth miss out by Stephen Bates

No knighthoods for tabloid-backed stars, but Sheila Hancock, David Suchet and composer Howard Goodall make the listDespite the best efforts of the tabloid press, there were no knighthoods fo…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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John Simon Weighs In On SPIDER-MAN Pre-Review Debacle

Theatre critic-turned-blogger John Simon has published his thoughts on the SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK review debacle.

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Billy Joe Armstrong Returns to AMERICAN IDIOT on New Years Day

MOVE OVER ST.NICK, HERE COMES ST. JIMMY   GREEN DAY’S BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG KICKS OFF 50 PERFORMANCES AS ST. JIMMY ON NEW YEARS DAY IN AMERICAN IDIOT (New York, NY)  Start the N…

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Jerry Herman’s Kennedy Center Tribute by Kevin Daly

I don’t know about you, but I was rather disappointed with the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Jerry Herman that aired last evening. Herman, whose songs continue to bring great joy t…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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From Russia with surtitles

As Moscow's Sovremennik Theatre heads for London's West End for a 10-day tour, Charles Clover talks to Galina Volchek, its pioneering creative director

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WONDERLAND's Dacal To Sing Anthem for 25th Outback Bowl Jan. 1

Broadway singeractress Janet Dacal will perform the National Anthem at this years Outback Bowl, officials announced today. Dacal is currently playing the role of Alice in Frank Wildhorn's WO…

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Photo Flash: Off-Broadway's DRACULA, Opens January 5

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, began previews…

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Onstage, the Irreverent (and Maybe Irresistible) by Ben Brantley, Charles Isherwood, Scott Heller and Erik Piepenburg

Critics and writers for The New York Times write about shows and performances they are looking forward to seeing on New York stages in 2011.

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NY Review: 'The Mikado'

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "The Mikado" is as fresh and funny as the night it premiered at London's Savoyard Theatre in 1885.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Cabaret Singer David Gurland Suffers Massive Brain Hemorrhage

Award-winning cabaret singer David Gurland suffered a massive brain hemorrhage n New York City on December 29 and is currently in ICU. He is expected to pass away shortly. During his career…

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An Evening With Neil LaBute Set for January 15

Vs. Theatre Company will host An Evening With Neil LaBute at 7pm on Saturday, January 15 at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood. Proceeds from the event will benefit the company and 9…

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BroadwayWorld.com Announces End to SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark 'Behind the Web' Series

BroadwayWorld.com is regretfully announcing the end of its promised exclusive, behind-the-scenes SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark webisode series, entitled 'Behind the Web', hosted by Broadway v…

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Theater Listings: Dec. 31 — Jan. 6 by The New York Times

A selected guide to theater performances in New York.

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A story about actors big and small by Joel Brown, Globe Correspondent

The handsome action-movie star wants to prove himself in a Broadway play. The new understudy carries a huge chip on his shoulder about Hollywood. The world-weary stage manager just wants the…

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New Delhi Said to Plan Museum Modeled on Tate Modern by Kate Taylor

The museum would be built after a power plant is dismantled.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Ryan O'Connor to Compete on Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star

Entertainer Ryan O'Connor, who recently concluded a national tour of his show Ryan O'Connor Eats His Feelings, will be among the 10 contestants competing on Oprah Winfrey's ne…

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Megan Reinking, A.J. Shively, Nick Spangler, et al. Set for Les Enftnats De Paris Reading

A public staged reading of the musical Les Enfants De Paris, which features music and lyrics by David Levinson and a book by Stacey Weingarten, will be held at Urban Stages at 6pm on Monday,…

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Jackson 'Autopsy' TV Program Prompts Complaint by Brian Stelter

The program is set to be shown in Britain, but Discovery said there were no plans to air it in the United States.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Defining Gravity by Gil

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Baby Wants Candy to Play NYC's SoHo Playouse

Baby Wants Comedy, the improvised musical comedy, will play the SoHo Playhouse, January 8-February 26. Each performance begins with the cast asking the audience for a suggestion of a musica…

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Karole Armitage to Appear at Abrons Arts Center on January 10

Tony Award-nominated choreographer Karole Armitage will appear at the Abrons Arts Center at 8pm on Monday, January 10. The event, entitled Think Afrrica, will feature The Armitage Gone! Dan…

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L.A.'s Morgan-Wixson Theatre to Present Pinkalicous, The Musical

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica will present Pinkalicous, The Musical as part of its award-winning Youth Education/Entertainment Series, February 5-20. The production will be direc…

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Woodie King Jr. to Direct Castillo Theatre's Mr Hirsch Died Yesterday

Woodie King Jr. will direct the Castillo Theatre's production of Fred Newman's play, Mr. Hirsch Died Yesterday, January 20-Februay 20. The semi-autobiographical play, which was fi…

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Little Miss Sunshine Previews Costume Sketches and VW in La Jolla (Photos) by Thomas Peter

The La Jolla Playhouse has posted two of the costume sketches for young Olive Hoover, the adorable would-be beauty contestant, from its upcoming world premiere production of Little Miss Suns…

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Last Chance to See The Pee-wee Herman Show

The curtain closes on Pee-wee's Broadway playhouse for the final time on Jan. 2. However, fans should not fret as final performances are being taped for a 2011 HBO special.

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Last Chance to See Elf

Buddy the elf, the self-proclaimed cotton-headed ninny-muggins from the 2003 Warner Brothers film, sings in the new holiday production Elf – The Musical. Sebastian Arcelus stars in the tit…

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Last Chance to See Promises, Promises

Emmy winner Sean Hayes and Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth star in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises. Featuring famous tunes by Burt Bacharach and Hal David including, "I'll …

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2010's The Best of OBSESSED!

After a CRA-ZA-ZY first year of OBSESSED!, Seth relives the funniest, strangest and belt-tastic moments of 2010. A forgetful "Plaid," a singer who points her way through the high notes, a co…

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Last Chance to See Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson creators Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers cook up a bizarre and hilarious history lesson with their musical about America's seventh president, reinvented here a…

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Photo Flash: Costumes Sketches for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE!

La Jolla Playhouse has just released costume sketches by Jennifer Caprio for the upcoming world-premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine. The musical features Tony Award-winning creative team…

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Popcast: A Great Year for Jazz by The New York Times

Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen field questions about the genre from Jon Pareles and Ben Sisario.

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Long Wharf Theatre "Stabilized," Says Managing Director

Long Wharf Theatre's finances are stabilized, says Ray Cullom, managing director of the theater. After dramatic cutbacks in programming, staff and a million dollar cut in its budget last yea…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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As 2010 rides into the gloaming by Travis Bedard

This has been a fallow year for Cambiare Productions. We’re not dead. You can’t kill a guerilla group made up of two people and a mathematician (hi Amanda!). We’ve been busy bathing in…

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Reinking, Shively, Spangler to Star in Reading of New 'Hunchback' Musical

Megan Reinking HAIR, LESTAT, AJ Shively LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Nick Spangler THE FANTASTICKS, SAVED and more are set for the reading of LES ENFANTS DE PARIS. The event will be held on January 1…

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STAGE TUBE: Pee-Wee Continues the Fun at Stage Door

Yesterday, December 28, the fun of Pee-Wee continued post-show when Paul Reubens chatted with his fans at the stage door of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Click below to watch Pee-Wee in act…

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Photo Flash: NEXT TO NORMAL Tour Opens in San Diego

San Diego actress Alice Ripley, who received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Next to Normal, reprises her a…

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BWW TV Special: threesixty's PETER PAN Onstage in the Round!

threesixty entertainment's spectacular new threesixty stage production of PETER PAN, J M Barrie's classic story is wrapping up this week in Orange County, where it will close on January 2, 2…

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'ON THE FRINGE' WINTER GUIDE: Your best bets for off-Loop theater in 2011 by Chris Jones

Nina Metz and Kerry Reid write the "ON THE FRINGE" column every Friday in the Tribune, reviewing shows from Chicago's off-Loop theater scene. This is their column looking ahead to the new ye…

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This weekend is sold out by Chris Jones

(Posted by Doug George) ... Or nearly so. This New Year's Eve weekend reportedly is shaping up to be a banner weekend for Chicago-area theaters. Thursday night is widely sold out, said Deb C…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Frank Langella: Glue Behind my Ear by Theatertalk

Frank Langella: Glue Behind my Ear Frank Langella on his way to win a Tony Award for Frost Nixon in 2007 From: theatertalk Views: 110 3 ratings Time: 01:05 More in Entertainment

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30 Rock is Biggest Ethics Violator on TV

A recent study conducted by Global Compliance found that most people on TV are hardly politically correct, constantly violating ethics in the workplace. The biggest offender? 30 Rock which a…

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Jane Lynch and Dan Savage: F*ck John McCain — put that in Newsweek

Newsweek interviewed Jane Lynch (Glee) and Dan Savage (It Gets Better campaign) for its Interview Issue. Dan Savage: (Supreme Court justice) Scalia isn’t gay?!? I always think the biggest …

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Spiderman musical on B'way does 100% business over Xmas

Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” may be the most controversial Broadway show ever. But it’s also a hit. The Julie Taymor, Bono & the Edge musical played at 100% capacity from December 20th…

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Will Jon Stewart soon be another Al Franken?

Will Jon Stewart make the leap from commenting on politics to becoming a politician? Stewart said on Oprah Winfrey’s show: “If I really wanted to change things, I’d run for office. I h…

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Playbill.com Remembers Richard Rodgers (Video) by Adam Hetrick

Thirty-one years ago today, Richard Rodgers, the prolific composer whose works with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II became synonymous with Broadway, died at the age of 77 in Manhattan. …

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O'Hara, Kaiser Set for A FINE ROMACE at Carnegie Hall, 4/4

New York Festival of Song will present Broadway's Kelli O'Hara and opera star Joseph Kaiser in a special event at Carnegie Hall entitled A FINE ROMANCE-SONGS OF JEROME KERN The performance …

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My New Year's resolutions for Chicago theater by Chris Jones

"The Scottsboro Boys," recently at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, should be in Chicago. It's time for resolutions. And so — because I prefer to suggest them for others rather than make th…

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North Korea Gets a Special Kick Out of 'Bend It Like Beckham' by Dave Itzkoff

Britain's ambassador to South Korea said Sunday's special broadcast of the film made it the first Western movie to be shown on North Korean television.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Bruce Vilanch to Host 9th Annual Nightlife Awards on January 31

Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch will host the 9th Annual Nightlife Awards to be held at Town Hall at 7pm on Monday. January 31. The event is created and produced by TheaterMania contributor …

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Kelsey Grammer's ex wife Camille rejected $30 million divorce offer

Kelsey Grammer's soon to be ex-wife, Camille Donatacci, rejected an estimated $30 million divorce offer from the Frasier star because he wasn't offering alimony or child support, say sources.

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The Kennedy Center Honors Tribute to Jerry Herman (Video) by Thomas Peter

Video of the full tribute to Broadway composer-lyricist Jerry Herman at the Kennedy Center Honors, featuring many starry performances of his classic songs, is now available. The ceremony to…

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STAGE TUBE: Foster, Benanti, et al. Tribute Jerry Herman!

On Sunday, December 5, the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honored celebrated the talents and contributions of singer and songwriter Merle Haggard composer and lyricist Jerry Herman dancer, chore…

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Gillett to Host AEA Scholarship Fund Benefit, 1/3

Eric Michael Gillett will host a benefit for the AEA Scholarship Fund for the Singers Forum on Monday, January 3, 2011, at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama. Joining him as special guests are Tony nomi…

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Bruce Vilanch to Host 9th Annual Nightlife Awards, 1/31

The multiple Emmy-Award winning Bruce Vilanch has been announced as the host of the 9th Annual Nightlife Awards at The Town Hall. The unique All-Performance Awards show that honors the most …

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Mazzie, Danieley Open New Concert: HE SAID/SHE SAID, 2/5

Broadway favorites Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, are set to debut their new concert entitled, HE SAIDSHE SAID in 2011. The husband-wife team, who currently star in Broadway's NEXT TO NOR…

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Sean MacLaughlin on Going from 'Geek' to Broadway Heartthrob in Phantom by Kathy Henderson

Age and Hometown: 32. Petersburg, VACurrently: Romancing Christine as Raoul, the title character’s handsome rival, in Broadway’s longest-running show, The Phantom of the Opera.I …

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The 2010 Broadway Producer of the Year is . . . by Ken Davenport

Drumroll please . . . YOUR votes have been counted and you have selected your 2010 Broadway Producers of the Year. . . Randy Adams and Sue Frost, the producers of Memphis! Big congrats go ou…

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Agathe von Trapp, Eldest of Trapp Family Singers, Dies at 97

Ms. von Trapp, whose family’s escape from the Nazis was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” once said that the movie was “a very nice story, but it is not our story.”

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www.SUPERNOVAthemusical.com by Brad Hathaway

Every once in a while the inbox has something that few of our readers would know about – even those who try very hard to stay up to date with new releases in the musical theatre field.…

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TheaterWorks' Steve Campo Honored for 25 Years Service

It was a rare instance when the usually loquacious Steve Campo was not allowed to speak. The staff of Hartford's TheaterWorks organized a surprise event for the founder-artistic di…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Swimsuit designer killed by strangulation and drowning: son of Oscar winning songwriter indicted

Sylvie Cachay, 33, was found dead and partially clothed in the overflowing bathtub in her room at the swanky Soho House. She was strangled and drowned, the Medical Examiner's Office ruled.

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Playboy mansion is like a squalid prison: former Playboy Playmate

One by one Playboy Playmates have revealed what life was like behind the glittering façade of the Playboy Mansion. According to them, it disguises a grubby world where some girls feel they …

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The Most Memorable Theatre Moments of 2010: Playbill’s Annual Poll by Blake Ross

Every year, Playbill asks our friends in the community — actors, producers, directors, playwrights, journalists and readers — to tell us their favorite theatre moment of the year. 2010 w…

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Kristin Chenoweth Travels to Disney Concert Hall on New Year's Eve

In a recent interview with the LA Times, stage and screen favorite Kristin Chenoweth chatted about her upcoming New Year's Eve performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The PROMISES, PROMIS…

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BWW JR UPDATE: Nicholas Dayton - 'Dreams Come True'

In 2008, Readers of BWW met then ten year old Nicholas Dayton, a New Orleans musical theatre fan who made a connection with the cast of IN THE HEIGHTS when he posted YouTube videos of himsel…

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Howard Kissel Dropped from Daily News; Moving to Huffington Post

According to a recent article in the Daily News, 'The Cultural Tourist' writer Howard Kissel will be making a move to the Huffington Post do to restructuring at the Daily News website.

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"Art" Cast Named for West Hartford's Playhouse on Park

Rich Hollman (pictured left) and Sean Harris, (pictured below) who starred in "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)," returns to West Hartford's Playhouse on Park for Yasmina Re…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Cabaret Singer David Gurland Dies

Award-winning cabaret singer David Gurland died in New York City on December 29 of an aneurysm. During his career, Gurland performed at such venues as the Laurie Beechman Theatre. BB KINGS…

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Karen Akers, Eric Michael Gillett, Kevin Venardos, et al. Set for Singers Forum Benefit

Eric Michael Gillett will host a benefit for the AEA Scholarship Fund for the Singers Forum on Monday, January 3 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama. The evening will feature musical direction by…

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Award-Winning Cabaret Singer David Gurland Dies

BroadwayWorld.com can sadly report that David Gurland, award-winning cabaret singer and longtime beloved part of the BroadwayWorld.com community passed away suddenly on December 29, 2010 fro…

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Marty Thomas to Perform at Splash's CURTAIN CALL,1/3

Splash's Musical Mondays is proud to present a very special edition of Curtain Call with Broadway star and recording artist Marty Thomas. On January 3rd, directly following the video clip e…

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BWW TV Special: threesixty's PETER PAN Onstage in the Round!

threesixty entertainment's spectacular new threesixty stage production of PETER PAN, J M Barrie's classic story is wrapping up this week on Orange County, where it will close on January 2, 2…

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Hannah Yelland of Brief Encounter Wants to Put It in Writing in 2011 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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Kristin & Sean, John Gallagher Jr. & More Reign as 2010's Most-Watched 'Ask a Star' Videos by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway.com is all about stars, and our “Ask a Star” videos give fans direct access to their favorite theater actors. No wonder they’re among our most-watched video featur…

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'Jersey Shore' New Year's Eve Stunt Moves to – Where Else? – Jersey Shore by Dave Itzkoff

"It kind of got sprung on us," the borough clerk of Seaside Heights, N.J., said.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Polar bears win night for BBC1 by John Plunkett

Spy on the Ice documentary pulls in 5.4 million viewers, while C4's controversial comic Frankie Boyle lags with just 600,000BURST BOYLEFrankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights, Channel 4, 10.30pm –…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Leguizamo back on Broadway

Legit News: 'Ghetto Klown' kicks off 12-week run on Feb. 21 -- John Leguizamo returns to Broadway this winter with his new solo play "Ghetto Klown," which will have a 12-week engagement with…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Director retires after 25 years with art center by Paul E. Kandarian

I have made Wendy Bidstrup cry. Then again, as she freely admits, “I cry at Kodak commercials.’’

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Short-a-Day: George Saunders's "Escape from Spiderhead" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in The New Yorker, Dec. 20, 2010. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 69.What makes us human? What makes us tick? This is the sort of unanswerable philosophica…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Full House actress Candace Cameron Bure reveals her battle with bulimia

"It's a very dangerous cycle that can just start to consume your life and really take over," the actress said. In her new book Reshaping It All, the actress reveals that she began binging an…

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Jersey Shore Snooki stunt banned from Times Square on New Year's Eve

Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is looking for another way to ring in the New Year now that her plan to spend the festivities in a glass ball (think hamster toy) has been banned fr…

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Britney Spears to premiere Hold It Against Me on January 7

As speculated, the pop princess is set to premiere her brand-new track called Hold It Against Me. The singer has already begun casting dancers for a new music video.

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Bon Jovi, AC/DC, U2 and Lady GaGa have biggest-selling world tours

Although their latest record The Circle did not sell strongly, Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates managed to rake in a whopping $201.1 million worth of tickets. Bon Jovi beat 2009's highest-gros…

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Emmy Rossum's five-figure divorce settlement

The settlement, filed Tuesday, says the actress owes ex-husband Justin Siegel $57,500, though she doesn't have to pay spousal support.

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Billy Taylor, jazz pianist, dies at 89

The pianist and composer who was also an eloquent spokesman and advocate for jazz as well as a familiar presence for many years on television and radio, died in Manhattan. He was 89 and live…

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Lord Of The Rings hobbits reunite for Billy Boyd's wedding

The Scottish actor married his long-term girlfriend Ali McKinnon in Glasgow. Guests included his Lord of the Rings co-stars Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan.

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Star Wars visual effects artist Grant McCune dies

The special effects artist who won an Oscar for his model work on Star Wars, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 67. He died at his home in Hidden Hills, California.

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ROCK OF AGES Appears at New Era Pinstripe Bowl, 12/30

Cast members from the five-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical Rock of Ages will perform on the field at Yankee Stadium during halftime of the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Thursday, …

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Anorexic model who appeared in shock fashion campaign dies at 28

Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model whose anorexic image appeared in a shock Italian ad campaign, has died at the age of 28.

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Khloe Kardashian & hubby getting their own reality TV show

The most outspoken Kardashian is branching out from her family and getting her own reality-TV show with hubby Lamar Odom that will focus on their life together as a married couple.

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Brandy's new elephant tattoo

Calling tattoo artist Peter Koskela "incredible," the 31-year-old singer and Dancing With the Stars vet documented her experience on Twitter.

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Troupe punches things up by Leigh Witchel

Imagine an evening at Alvin Ailey without "Revelations." It's pretty rare -- ask director Judith Jamison about the complaints she gets when that signature work isn't on the bill. But Sund…

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Respect the unexpected by Elisabeth Vincentelli

How tepid was Broad way this year? The most talked-about show didn't even open. While waiting -- and waiting, and waiting -- for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" to take flight, we watched…

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WINTER GUIDE: From 'Black Watch' to 'Working,' weightier fare begins the new year by Chris Jones

The second half Chicago theater season in uncompromising in its willingness to probe the darker reaches of the human experience. There are certainly some escapist titles — “Guys and Doll…

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John Leguizamo focuses on Hollywood -- on Broadway by Mark Kennedy

John Leguizamo is coming back to Broadway and he's bringing along some funny stories about Hollywood.

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A Look At Natalie Portman in 'The Other Woman' by Jenelle Riley

"The Other Woman" premiered at Sundance earlier this year to generally positive reviews. But there were a few things I couldn't help thinking while watching the trailer.

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Goodnight, ladies: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown to close on January 2 by Adam Feldman

Women on the Verge breaks down earlier than planned

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TDF Video: Inside Patron Services and the TKTS App by Mark Blankenship

Exciting things are happening at TKTS!Watch this video, and you'll be an expert on our new TKTS Patron Services Program and the official TKTS app.Fast Tube by CasperFor a closed caption vers…

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Leguizamo back on Broadway

Legit News: 'Ghetto Klown' kicks off 12-week run on Feb. 21 -- John Leguizamo returns to Broadway this winter with his new solo play "Ghetto Klown," which will have a 12-week engagement with…

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Vancouver: The week in theatre by Michael Harris

Highlights include seasonal favourites as well as tragicomedy and musicals

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Spiderman Birthpains by jis1925@aol.com (John Simon)

A curious item in The New York Times of December 28 gave me pause--actually more than a pause: theatrically speaking, a whole intermission.

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stepping up by Philip Kennicott

IN NEW YORK The vast majority of the redesign and rebuilding of New York's Lincoln Center is now finished. And even on a blustery winter day, the 16-acre arts center, which celebrated its 50…

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Names & faces by Post

The numbers are in and this year's highest-grossing tours belong to rock veterans Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, AC/DC and U2, Pollstar reports.

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City Awards $370,000 In Arts and Heritage Grants

SummerStage, TheaterWorks Programming ExpandedHartford Stage will run its SummerStage program for a full six weeks; TheaterWork s will have six instead of five shows in its 2011-12 season; …

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'Spider-Man' lashes out at critics who wrote about preview performances

Who's Spider-Man's biggest enemy? These days, the Green Goblin is being given a run for his money by New York theater critics high on the scent of blood.Who's Spider-Man's biggest enemy? The…

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Stephen Sondheim calls his 'West Side Story' lyrics 'embarrassing'

Sondheim appeared on ABC's "Nightline" on Tuesday night, and during the interview, the theater legend disclosed that he found the words to his 1957 masterpiece "West Side Story," written wit…

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Alliance for the Arts Launches Apps for NYC Culture by Leonard Jacobs

And now for some non-Spider-Man news: Alliance for the Arts has launched a new iPhone and iTouch app that allows users to discover the whole breadth of cultural events taking place in their …

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Kennedy Center Honors' Proves to Be a Broadway Love-Fest

CBS' telecast of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors had all the glitz and glam of a Tony Award show, minus the handing out of golden awards. A "who's whom" of Broadway graced the stage and fille…

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The blooming of a virtuoso

Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's production of The Nutcracker in New York provides a theatrical, moving and contemporary view of a child's stretching towards young adulthood

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Spider Man on Broadway Does 100% Biz Over Xmas: PR Sells by Roger Friedman

“Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” may be the most controversial Broadway show ever. But it’s also a hit. The Julie Taymor-Bono & the Edge musical played at 100 % capacity…

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Chris Brown's Twitter Feud; Real-Life ‘Sound of Music' Family Member Dies

Less than a week after completing anger management, singer Chris Brown found himself participating in a Twitter war with former B2K member Raz B; A real member of the von Trapps, the singing…

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Kennedy Center Honors: Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney and Other Highlights

Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, choreographer Bill T. Jones and others were feted at the Kennedy Center Honors, which were broadcast last night.

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Culture 2010: Director John Cameron Mitchell's Picks of the Year

Over the past few weeks, Speakeasy has been asking various celebrities to name the piece of culture -- be it a record, a book, a film, an art exhibit -- that most moved them in 2010. John Ca…

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'Spider-Man' Suffers Another Loss

Natalie Mendoza, one of the leading actresses in the "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway, is leaving the troubled production after suffering a concussion in a backstage accident.

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What It Is to Be a Bald Theater Critic

David Rooney: "[A] smooth pate is rarely a major social asset on a white guy. Except perhaps in a Broadway theater. In recent seasons I have been showered with unexpected attention during mo…

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Pop Musical Tests Chinese Censorship

"A new Chinese-produced musical set to open Friday in Hong Kong is poised to become an all-singing, all-dancing test of China's sensitivity to criticism. Wrapped within Broadway-style produc…

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Critics Jump The Gun On Reviewing "Spiderman"

"This past weekend theater insiders were surprised when two critics, Jeremy Gerard of Bloomberg News and Linda Winer of Newsday, crossed an unspoken line and published their takes on Spider-…

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Tom Stoppard’s ARCADIA Directed by David Leaveaux to Play Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre by bbbblogger

“Tom Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy” - The New York Times TOM STOPPARD'S ARCADIA DIRECTED BY DAVID LEVEAUX TO PLAY ETHEL BARRYMORE THEATRE ON BROADWAYSTARRING Margaret…

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John Leguizamo Returns to Broadway in “GHETTO KLOWN” directed by Fisher Stevens this spring at Lyceum Theatre by bbbblogger

JOHN LEGUIZAMO RETURNS TO BROADWAY IN “GHETTO KLOWN” Directed by Fisher Stevens Previews February 21; Opens March 22 at Lyceum TheatreJohn Leguizamo returns to Broadway next year…

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Getting Naked on the Airwaves by PIA CATTON

A group of 15 theater types in their late 20s meets every week at the Naked Angels offices to write and rehearse weekly theatrical offerings in the style of short radio plays.

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The Cultural Tourist: The Spanish Tragedy by Howard Kissel

This will likely be my last post on the Daily News website. I was informed a month ago that there will be a major redesign of the site and The Cultural Tourist will not be part of it. As of …

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Front Row: New Year’s Eve: A Night for Going Overboard by ERIC WILSON

Some of New York’s best-known drag performers present their tips for dressing up on New Year’s Eve.

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Kristin Chenoweth invites you to a New Year's Eve party by David Ng

She's in 'Promises, Promises' on Broadway, but she'll be in L.A. Friday in concerts at Disney Hall. Then there's 'Promises' to wrap and a new album and more 'Glee' and, well, whew!...

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Feature: 15 Celebrity New Year's Resolutions by Ellis Nassour

From doing their taxes to swearing less to sleeping more, the stars share their goals for 2011!

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Respect the unexpected by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

How tepid was Broadway this year? The most talked-about show didn't even open. While waiting -- and waiting, and waiting -- for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" to take flight, we watched a …

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Troupe punches things up by LEIGH WITCHEL

Imagine an evening at Alvin Ailey without "Revelations." It's pretty rare -- ask director Judith Jamison about the complaints she gets when that signature work isn't on the bill. But Sunday…

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Broadway Actors Who Are Bracing for Final Curtain by ERIK PIEPENBURG

Five actors in shows that are closing soon discuss what will happen after the curtains come down.

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: Confessions of a Critic With No Fringe on Top by DAVID ROONEY

I have been showered with unexpected attention during more than one show because of the gleaming beacon of my fur-free head.

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Year in Review: The London Stage in 2010 by MATT WOLF

From Shakespeare to Sondheim, the theater scene in London brought something for almost everyone.

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Why Wait 200 Years? 'Arcadia' Revival, With Billy Crudup, Coming to Broadway Next Year by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Crudup, who portrayed Septimus Hodge in the original Broadway production of the Tom Stoppard play, has been cast as Bernard Nightingale in the revival.

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Taymor Withdraws from New York Times Event by DAVE ITZKOFF

The director of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was to be interviewed on Jan. 8.

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John Leguizamo's New One-Man Play Is Broadway Bound by DAVE ITZKOFF

He has been a "Freak" and a "Mambo Mouth," and next, Mr. Leguizamo will be a "Ghetto Klown."

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2010: The Year in Mashed-Up Pop by DAVE ITZKOFF

A San Francisco D.J. combines the year's biggest hits into a mix that will either make you nostalgic for the year that was, or grateful for the new year almost upon us.

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American Idiot Cast, Bono, Jimmy Fallon, et al. Set for NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly by Brian Scott Lipton

The cast of the hit Broaday musical American Idiot will perform on NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly, which will air at 11:30pm on December 31.The show will also include an interview seg…

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Broadway Director John Ferraro Dies at 64 by Brian Scott Lipton

Broadway director John Ferraro has died at age 64 of colon cancer, according to published reports.Ferraro helmed the short-lived Broadway play Crazy He Calls Me, as well as such Off-Broadway…

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Natalie Mendoza Continues Absence from Broadway's Spider-Man Musical; May Be Leaving Show by Brian Scott Lipton

Actress Natalie Mendoza, who plays Arachne in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at the Foxwoods Theatre, is not performing in the show currently, and is reportedly exiting t…

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Jazz Legend Dr. Billy Taylor Dies at 89 by Brian Scott Lipton

Jazz legend Dr. Billy Taylor died in New York on December 28 of heart failure. He was 89 years old.Taylor was a noted pianist, and was the house pianist at Birldand early in his career, wher…

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Billie Joe Armstrong, Robert Redford, Kevin Spacey, et al. Set for New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend; Julie Taymor Withdraws by Brian Scott Lipton

Julie Taymor, the director of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has withdrawn from participating in The New York Times 10th annual Arts & Leisure Weekend, according to the Times. Taymor was…

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Marianna Bassham, Karl Baker Olson, Thomas Piper, et al. Set for New Repertory's afterlife; a ghost story by Brian Scott Lipton

Cast and creative team has been announced for New Repertory Theatre's world premiere production of Steve Yockey's afterlife: a ghost story...

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Kia Corthron, Bryan Doeeries, Sarah Ruhl, et al. Set for Ripe Time's Shape Shifting: Veteran Voices by Brian Scott Lipton

Ripe Time will present Shape Shifting: Veteran Voices , which will explore ways dramatic works can approach the plight of the veteran returning home, at 7pm on Monday, January 10 at New York…

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Falcon Theatre to Present Annie Hendy's The Catholic Guide to Losing Your Virginity by Brian Scott Lipton

The Falcon Theatre will present The Catholic Girl's Guide to Losing Your Virginity, written by and starring Annie Hendy, February 2-March 6. The production will be directed by Gregg W. Breev…

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Mark Irish, Liz Zazzi, et al. Set for Bickford Theatre's The Little Dog Laughed by Brian Scott Lipton

The Bickford Theatre in Morristown, New Jersey will present Douglas Carter Beane's award-winning comedy The Little Dog Laughed, January 20-February 13. The production will be directed by Eri…

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American Theatre Wing Releases Downstage Center Interview With John Kander by Brian Scott Lipton

The American Theatre Wing has released the Downstage Center. podcast of a discussion with Tony Award-winning composer John Kander. In the interview -- the 300th in the series -- Kander speak…

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Project Shaw Announces 2011 Lineup by Brian Scott Lipton

Project Shaw has announced the lineup of staged readings for 2011, to take place at the Players Club. The series is produced and directed by David Staller.The presentations will be Androcles…

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John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown to Bow at Broadway's Lyceum in February by Brian Scott Lipton

John Leguizamo's new solo play Ghetto Klown, will begin a 12-week run at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on February 21. The production, which will be directed by Fisher Stevens, will open officia…

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Billy Crudup, Raul Esparza, Grace Gummer, Lia Wiliams, et al. Set for New Broadway Production of Arcadia by Brian Scott Lipton

A new Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia will play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, February 25-June 19. Tony Award nominee David Leveaux will direct the production, which will open o…

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Full Casting Announced for Freedom Club by Brian Scott Lipton

New Paradise Laboratories and The Riot Group will present Freedom Club, written by Adriano Shaplin and directed by Whit MacLaughlin, to run January 6-15 at the Connelly Theater.The work move…

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Nikki Blonsky, Orfeh, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Pauletta Washington, et al. to Join Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Dan Bacalzo

Additional casting has been announced for the Off-Broadway production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, at the Westside Theatre.Based on Ilene Beckerman's 1995 book about clothes and the memor…

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Andre De Shields, Christopher Innvar, Everett Quinton, Charlayne Woodard, et al. Set for Red Bull Theater's The Witch of Edmonton by Andy Propst

Red Bull Theater has announced revised casting for The Witch of Edmonton, which will begin previews at the Theater at St. Clement's on January 25 in anticipation of an official opening on Ja…

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Opera Singer Frances Ginsberg Dies at 55 by Brian Scott Lipton

Opera singer Frances Ginberg has died at age 55 of brain and spinal cancer, according to The New York Times.Ginsberg worked frequently at New York City Opera, where her roles included Marghe…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes on the Next to Normal Tour with Curt Hansen ("Gabe")

Curt Hansen -- who plays "Gabe" in the national tour of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal -- takes Playbill.com backstage to meet the cast and crew at the Ahmanson Theatre in…

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Parade, With Michael Therriault, Tracy Michailidis, Jessica Greenberg, Marches Into Canada

Parade, the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry musical that was shepherded by Canadians before it won Tony Awards on Broadway, gets its Canadian premiere Dec. 30, 2010-Jan. 22, 2011.

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Sharon Gless Brings a More Shapely Round-Heeled Woman to Florida Dec. 30-Jan. 30

A Round-Heeled Woman, Jane Prowse's play about a sexually independent woman of a certain age, starring Sharon Gless, makes its Southeastern U.S. premiere Dec. 30 at GableStage in Coral Gable…

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Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 30

1907 In The Comet Alla Nazimova plays a woman who falls in love with her former lover's son, who eventually kills himself. This first play for Owen Johnson will run for seven weeks.

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Catholic Girl's Guide Will Play Burbank's Comedy-Centric Falcon Theatre

Annie Hendy's comedy The Catholic Girl's Guide to Losing Your Virginity, a popular title in regional theatres, will play the Falcon Theatre, the Burbank, CA, company known for producing ligh…

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Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls" to Be Released on DVD in Early 2011

"For Colored Girls," Tyler Perry's film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's Tony Award-nominated play for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, will be released on D…

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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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North Shore Music Theatre's 2011 Season to Feature Tarzan, Footloose, Legally Blonde and More

The 2011 season at the North Shore Music Theatre, the popular in-the-round Massachusetts venue, has been announced.

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Noises Off Will Again Be Heard At A Noise Within in January

A Noise Within, the acclaimed classical repertory company in Los Angeles, will reprise its popular 2009 production of Michael Frayn's farce Noises Off for a ten-performance encore run, Jan. …

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Arcadia Revival, With Billy Crudup, Raúl Esparza, Margaret Colin, to Arrive on Broadway in February

Tony Award winner Billy Crudup, Raúl Esparza and Margaret Colin will star in the Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, which will begin performances Feb. 25, 2011, at the Barrym…

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PHOTO CALL: Sutton Foster, Matthew Morrison, Chris Rock, Laura Benanti, Carol Channing, The Obamas at Kennedy Center Honors

Sutton Foster, Matthew Morrison, Julia Roberts, Laura Benanti, Carol Channing and President Barack Obama were among those on hand Dec. 5 to help salute this year's Kennedy Center Honorees. T…

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Priscilla Lopez to Host A Very Special Evening Benefit in NYC

Tony Award-winning actress Priscilla Lopez (A Chorus Line, In the Heights) will host A Very Special Evening XVI, a benefit for the A-T Children's Project, Jan. 17, 2011.

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Julie Taymor Withdraws from New York Times Forum

Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor, who is currently in previews with the new Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, has withdrawn from a Jan. 8 public forum that was scheduled…

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John Kander Is 300th Interview Subject for American Theatre Wing's "Downstage Center" Series

The American Theatre Wing's interview series, "Downstage Center," released its 300th program Dec. 29, which features a discussion with legendary Broadway composer John Kander.

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PHOTO CALL: John Barrowman and U.K. Stars Compete in "Christmas Strictly Come Dancing"

Stage and screen star John Barrowman was named the winner of the "Christmas Strictly Come Dancing" holiday special that aired in the U.K. Dec. 25.

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John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown to Play Broadway's Lyceum Theatre

Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, the comic, writer and actor, is heading back to Broadway.

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Frenchie Davis, Ty Taylor, Von Smith Will Salute The Mighty Mississippi in Upright Concert

"American Idol" finalist Frenchie Davis will be joined by fellow stage star Ty Taylor and fellow "Idol" performer Von Smith in Mighty Mississippi, a concert presented by the Upright Cabaret …

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Nikki Blonsky to Recall Love, Loss, and What I Wore Off-Broadway

Golden Globe Award nominee Nikki Blonsky, who starred as Tracy Turnblad in the film of the Broadway musical Hairspray, will join the January cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore Off-Broadway.

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Michael Ball to Launch "Heroes" Concert Tour in Spring 2011

Stage and recording star Michael Ball, one of the producers of the new musical Love Story in the West End, will launch a new U.K. concert tour in 2011.

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Jason Robert Brown to Tour Australia; Itinerary and Guest Star Announced

Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, most recently represented on Broadway with the kid-friendly musical 13, will perform The One Night Only Tour in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane an…

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Walker in Babylon Concert to Feature Kacie Sheik, Caissie Levy, Michael Arden, Josh Lamon

A one-night-only presentation of the new "musical immersion experience" Walker in Babylon will be offered Jan. 17, 2011, at Show at Barre in Los Angeles.

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Spider-Man Spokesperson Reacts to Early Observations/Reviews

Over the holiday weekend, both Linda Winer of Newsday and Jeremy Gerard of Bloomberg News offered informal reviews of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, rather than waiting until after the show o…

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Corrie!, Comedy Celebrating 50th Anniversary of TV Soap "Coronation Street," to Begin U.K. Tour

Corrie!, a new comedy written by playwright Jonathan Harvey that is described as an affectionate tribute to five decades of the U.K. TV soap "Coronation Street," will go on an extensive nati…

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Terence Rattigan Centenary Kicks Off in London With Less Than Kind; Casting Announced

Leading mid-20th century playwright Terence Rattigan, born June 10, 1911, will have the centenary of his birth marked in 2011 with productions that include the premiere of Less Than Kind, th…

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Stephen Sondheim Talks Rewrites, Posterity and More on "Nightline" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Stephen Sondheim appeared on “Nightline” Dec. 28. The legendary composer-lyricist, whose first book of lyrics, “Finishing the Hat,” has recently been published, spoke…

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Jennifer Hudson, Angela Lansbury and More Pay Tribute to Kennedy Center Honorees (Video) by Thomas Peter

The 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors, held Dec. 5 in Washington, DC, and broadcast Dec. 28 on CBS, featured a plethora of starry tributes to the five men and women honored for their contrib…

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Last Chance to See FELA! on Broadway

After a run of over a year, the Broadway curtain falls on Fela! Jan. 2. Star Sahr Ngaujah is currently playing the world renowned Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti in the West End production, whi…

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BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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ROCK OF AGES Appears at New Era Pinstripe Bowl, 12/30

Cast members from the five-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical Rock of Ages will perform on the field at Yankee Stadium during halftime of the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Thursday, …

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STAGE TUBE: Lansbury, Channing and Rivera Backstage At Kennedy Center Honors

In case you missed the broadcast on CBS last night, check out this clip of Angela Lansbury, Carol Channing amp Chita Rivera. The legendary Broadway performers go over their notes backstage i…

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Christopher Tierney Update: Out of ICU, Into Inpatient Rehab

Injured SPIDER-MAN actor Christopher Tierney has left the intensive care unit and has been transferred to a New York City rehabilitation facility, according to his father. Tim Tierney added …

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Director and Actor John Ferraro Dead At 64

John A. Ferraro, an actor and director and teacher, passed away on December 7, 2010.

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FOR COLORED GIRLS Gets 2/8 DVD Release

Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls, which stars Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray, will be relea…

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/29/10

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 122910.

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STAGE TUBE: BILLY ELLIOT's Tessa Netting Sings The 2010 Song

Billy Elliot's Tessa Netting has sang her own recap of 2010.

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Crudup, Esparza, Williams & More to Star in ARCADIA; Begins at Barrymore Theatre on Feb. 25

Telechage.com is now listing Arcadia, a revival of Tom Stoppard's play, will return to New York this spring for a limited engagement in an acclaimed new production directed by five-time Tony…

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STAGE TUBE: Angela Lansbury Talks Jerry Herman at Kennedy Center Honors

On Sunday, December 5, the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honored celebrated the talents and contributions of singer and songwriter Merle Haggard composer and lyricist Jerry Herman dancer, chore…

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Updated: Julie Taymor Cancels on NY Times Talks Event

Though no official cancellation notice has gone up on the NYT Arts amp Leisure Weekend's web site for a scheduled conversation on January 8th between Patrick Healy of the Times and currently…

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STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'I'm Here' at Kennedy Center Honors

On Sunday, December 5, the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honored celebrated the talents and contributions of singer and songwriter Merle Haggard composer and lyricist Jerry Herman dancer, chore…

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BWW TV: ELF Shorts Part 4: Backstage with Matthew and Matthew by Craig Brockman

Tis the season to find your inner elf and BroadwayWorld is going to help Continuing our special series Elf Shorts we bring you backstage again with Matthew Gumley Michael in the show and Mat…

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DOWNSTAGE CENTER Reaches Milestone 300th Interview

The American Theatre Wings Theodore S. Chapin, Chairman, Board of Trustees Howard Sherman, Executive Director original interview series, Downstage Center, reaches a milestone today with the …

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Michael Ball to Launch UK Tour in Spring 2011

According to his official website, Michael Ball will tour the UK with his new show 'Heroes,' beginning in May of 2011. Ball's concerts are set to include the songs which he is famous for, a…

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Nikki Blonsky Joins January Cast Of LOVE LOSS

Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Nikki Blonsky, the Golden Globe nominated star of Hairspray, will complete the January cast of the hit Off Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore,…

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John Leguizamo to Play Lyceum Theatre on Broadway Starting Feb. 21

John Leguizamo returns to Broadway next year with his new solo play GHETTO KLOWN for a 12-week engagement beginning previews on February 21 and opening on Tuesday March 22 at the Lyceum Thea…

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Judi Dench Joins J. EDGAR Film

According to Oh No They Didn't, Judi Dench will be joining the cast of Clint Eastwood's new film, J. Edgar. Focusing on FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, the film will elaborate on 'his scandalo…

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Jason Robert Brown Talks Australian Tour

Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown is set to tour Australia in FebruaryMarch 2011. Performances will take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Australian star Rachael …

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STAGE TUBE: GMA on Mendoza's SPIDER-MAN Exit

BroadwayWorld.com was the first to report back on December 2 when Natalie Mendoza, who plays the lead role of Arachne in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark had received a concussion and the role w…

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Spidey Press Rep Says Early Reviews 'Disappointing & Uncalled For'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the SPIDER-MAN team has finally weighed in on the controversial early reviews published by Newsday and Bloomberg News last week. Critics form both public…

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STAGE TUBE: Sondheim Talks Lyrics on Nightline

Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim appeared on Nightline on December 28 to chat about everything from wanting to rewrite WEST SIDE STORY to the release of his new book 'Finishing the Hat…

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STAGE TUBE: O'Hara & Bomer Sing a Tribute to Jerry Herman

On Sunday, December 5, the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honored celebrated the talents and contributions of singer and songwriter Merle Haggard composer and lyricist Jerry Herman dancer, chore…

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Amazing! The Lion King's Dashaun Young Hopes to Compete in a TV Reality Race 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 and to…

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Squigs Toasts In the Heights' Lin-Manuel Miranda by Broadway.com Staff

As the year comes to a close, original star Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to In the Heights, which is ending its long run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on January 9. The homecoming must be bit…

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Ghetto Klown, Starring John Leguizamo, Sets Dates at Lyceum Theatre by Broadway.com Staff

John Leguizamo will return to Broadway this winter in Ghetto Klown, his newest solo work. The play, directed by Fisher Stevens, will begin previews on February 21, 2010 at the Lyceum Theatre…

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Crudup, Esparza, Williams and More to Star in Stoppard's Arcadia at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre by Broadway.com Staff

David Leveaux's production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia will transfer to Broadway this spring, starring Billy Crudup, Raul Esparza and Lia Williams. The play, which recently played a sold-out r…

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Health, Truth & Love Are the New Year's Watchwords for Lombardi's Robert Christopher Riley 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 and to…

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Dominic Nolfi of Jersey Boys Plans Daddy/Daughter Adventures in 2011 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 and to…

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Fans Weigh In on Glee, Sexy Men and Elphaba in Top 2010 Polls by Broadway.com Staff

Another year of theater is coming to an end, and Broadway.com is celebrating by taking a look back at the year's top theater stories. Every week, we poll our faithful readers on hot topics r…

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Showering with Cloris Leachman Tops Phantom Star Hugh Panaro's 2010 Memories 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 and to…

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West Side Story's Natalie Cortez Resolves to Tighten Her Belt in 2011 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 and to…

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Nikki Blonsky Joins January Cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore by Broadway.com Staff

Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky is set to make her off-Broadway debut in Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore. Blonsky joins previously announced stars Alexis Bledel, Judy Gold, A…

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The Lion King's Alton Fitzgerald White Shows Off His Kingly Quarters by Broadway.com Staff

As The Lion King's Mufasa, Alton Fitzgerald White oversees the entirety of Pride Rock's animal population. White's kingly instincts have filtered into his dressing room at the New Amsterdam …

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Every Day is New Year's for Mistakes Were Made's Michael Shannon 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 and to…

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Most-Read Q&As for 2010 Include Idiot John Gallagher Jr., Wicked Witch Mandy Gonzalez & More by Broadway.com Staff

In-depth interviews with stage stars have always been a Broadway.com specialty, as our editors go behind the scenes with the hottest shows and most popular performers. At year-end, we're loo…

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