Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Do You Miss New York?

Jessica Molaskey and Dave Frishberg:perform the songwriter's sophisticated material with great style at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room.

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IDOL WATCH: Top 12 Perform Songs from Birth Years!

In tonight's episode of American Idol, the top 12 got to take a stab at one of the most popular themes in the history of the show- song's from the year they were born. And this episode marke…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Kathy Griffin really deserves a Tony: Check out her 'Playbill' bio

Kathy Griffin’s limited-run Broadway solo act Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony is hilarious. Not only that, she produced a fantastic fake bio for Playbill. Here it is, in its entirety:

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Winners chosen in regional August Wilson competition

Winners from the regional finals of August Wilson Monologue Competition announced.

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Sesame Street actors plead for funding

The stars of Sesame Street _ the real people _ are on Capitol Hill helping unions and activist groups protest proposed federal spending cuts to public broadcasting.

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Feature: Betting on a War Horse

Directors Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris discuss the challenges of bringing the beloved British novel to the stage.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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The Holy Rosenbergs - review by Michael Billington

Cottesloe, LondonIf you are going to imitate, always imitate the best; even if Ryan Craig's new play is full of echoes of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and All My Sons, they are good m…

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STAGE TUBE: THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW on HBO Trailer!

Three decades after his first HBO special, Paul Reubens returns to the network in an exclusive presentation of his recent hit Broadway show. Debuting SATURDAY, MARCH 19 1000-1130 p.m. ETPT, …

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Sarah Palin Talks National Endowment for the Arts: 'Frivolous'

On a Thursday interview on Fox News, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin asserted that the NEA - among other arts organizations - should be cut, saying NPR, Na…

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NY Review: 'Shirley Jones: An Evening of Story and Song'

The Broadway and film star's legendary voice may be a bit dimmed by time, but her superb musicianship and serious acting chops insure that the lady is still a champ.

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Concert for Japan at Miller Theater by Kate Taylor

The proceeds will go to the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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When Artists Write the Actors' Scripts

"In art we've seen the emergence of writing, using language along the lines of scripts and live recitals, and we feel that now's the moment to put it together with the discipline of theatre …

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The Biggest Problem With England's Theatre Funding

"[The] real inequality is between the funding that pours into London, and that which goes to the rest of the country. Out of £325m distributed by ACE, £168m goes to London. Put s…

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Garland's daughter sings for Mom at Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Lorna likes the loud ones," her mom, Judy Garland, used to say....

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Kevin Spacey's Chinese film clears censors

HONG KONG (AP) -- The director of Kevin Spacey's Chinese production "Inseparable" says the film has cleared the country's censors and its financial backers are discussing release dates w…

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Sarah Palin trashes National Endowment for the Arts

Sarah Palin trashed the National Endowment for the Arts, describing the agency as "frivolous" in a Thursday interview.Sarah Palin trashed the National Endowment for the Arts, describing the …

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Julie Taymor Dismissed As Director of Spider-Man

"After nine years of work, Ms. Taymor is stepping aside as director of the most expensive and technically ambitious musical ever on Broadway … [The producers] named a new director to re…

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The Spidey Project – At the PIT - one fabulous night only! by Oscar E. Moore

Funny. Quick. Clever. Imaginative. And cheap (in the good sense of the word).

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Interview: Spider-Man’s Arachne, T.V. Carpio, Has Superhuman Powers of Diplomacy by Patti Greco

Was [Julie Taymor] let go? "I don’t know, she hasn’t reached out to me."

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Stage Dive: Get This Virginia Woolf to Broadway, Even If We Have to Build a Theater! by Scott Brown

The Steppenwolf production at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., is a bigger, badder version of the Albee classic, starring the brilliant Tracy Letts.

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Broadway Bares XXI to Be Held on June 19 at Roseland

Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece will be held on Sunday, June 19 at 9:30 pm and Midnight at Roseland Ballroom. The event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The show, to be execu…

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Antaeus Theatre Company Announces 2011 Season

Los Angeles' Antaeus Theatre Company has announced its 2011 season. First up will be a double-cast production of The Malcontent John Marston's Jacobean masterpiece, to be directed…

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Long Wharf Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for John Patrick Shanley's Italian American Reconciliation

Long Wharf Theatre will concludes its 2010-11 season with John Patrick Shanley's Italian American Reconciliation, April 27-May 22. The production, which will open officially on May 4, w…

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Nikola Richter on Germany's age of the arts manifesto

'There's a poetry to Germany's politics'If you go to a traditional German pub, you will find a table in the corner with a sign saying Stammtisch – loosely translated as the "regulars' tabl…

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Los Angeles Theaters Lend Voice to Growing International Effort by La Stage Alliance

The Global Theatre Project brought Los Angeles into the Belarus Free Theatre movement with a live event at LATC and then the filming of several theater organizations and artists lending stat…

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Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES XXI Artwork Revealed!

BROADWAY BARES XXI MASTERPIECE will be held on Sunday, June 19 with two performances only - at 930 pm amp Midnight - at Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street in New York. A benefit for Bro…

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New Details Revealed on BATMAN LIVE

BATMAN LIVE, which will begin a full arena tour in the UK in July, has revealed additional information about the plot lines featured in the production. The show will follow Dick Grayson, an …

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BWW TV Exclusive First Look: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - 'MacArthur Park'!

Following smash hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL began previews on Broadway on February 28 and will open on March 20th. BroadwayWor…

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Video My Space! Wander Through Teal Wicks’ Tranquil Digs Backstage at Wicked by Broadway.com Staff

In the first installment of Broadway.com’s new video My Space we take you behind the Broadway scenes with a peek into the backstage space of Wicked’s sensational new Elphaba, Tea…

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Michael Douglas Travels to Memphis for a Matinee by Broadway.com Staff

Academy Award winner Michael Douglas was in the mood for some rock 'n' roll on March 16 when the actor headed over to the Shubert Theatre to catch the Tony-winning musical Memphis. A…

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Take a First Look Into London's In a Forest Dark and Deep With Lost Hunk Matthew Fox by Broadway.com Staff

Sibling rivalry is taking a dark turn on the London stage as the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s In a Forest Dark and Deep launches at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. Lost vet…

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See How the Funky Blue Man Group Keeps Things Fresh by Broadway.com Staff

Although Blue Man Group has been packing audiences into the Astor Place Theatre for two decades, there is nothing stale about this beloved and inventive show. The long-running hit features t…

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Stage Is Set. Ready for Your Part? by Erik Piepenburg

For its New York debut, the Punchdrunk troupe has transformed three warehouses in Chelsea for its unique brand of immersive theater.

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ArtsBeat: First Look at Broadway Bares XXI Posters by Erik Piepenburg

Fine bodies meet fine art in the posters for Broadway Bares, which raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Gordon Edelstein's Tale of a Wild Ride with R.E.M's Peter Buck

  Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein will be performing at the storytelling series The Moth this evening at The Players Club in New York City.   This is the seco…

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Garrison Keillor to Retire by Kate Taylor

Garrison Keillor, the host of "A Prairie Home Companion," is planning to retire in 2013.

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First Look at Broadway Bares XXI Posters by Erik Piepenburg

Fine bodies meet fine art in the posters for Broadway Bares, which raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Didn't Get That Role? Don't Blame the Piano Player

Audition accompanist Eddie Rabin has played for everybody. Some more appreciative than others.

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Catherine Cabeen leads 'highly opinionated' Friday-night SAM tour

Seattle dancer/choreographer Catherine Cabeen leads a My Favorite Things tour at Seattle Art Museum on March 18, 2011.

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'The Spidey Project' Opens (and Closes) Before 'Turn Off the Dark'

I was both intrigued and dismissive when Justin Moran announced that he would create "The Spidey Project," a "guerrilla theater" musical based on the "Spider-Man" comic books.

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Kristin Chenoweth Joins 'Good Christian Bitches' Pilot

The dramedy project, from "Sex and the City" executive producer Darren Star, follows a woman (Leslie Bibb) who moves back to her Dallas neighborhood after a divorce.

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Nocturnalist | Chewing Everything but the Scenery by Sarah Maslin Nir

Hugh Jackman arrived at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s spring gala apparently very, very hungry.

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Shifra Lerer, Actress in Yiddish Theater, Dies at 95 by Joseph Berger

Ms. Lerer was discovered at age 5 in Argentina by the great Yiddish actor Boris Thomashefsky and went on to have a 90-year career in Yiddish theater.

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'American Idiot,' 'Million Dollar Quartet' coming to Paramount next season

Seattle Theatre Group announces the Broadway at the Paramount Series: "Million Dollar Quartet," "American Idiot," the Blue Man Group.

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Intiman says it's raised $175,000 toward latest goal

Seattle's Intiman Theatre announced it has raised about $175,000 in cash and pledges for the company's emergency Impact Intiman campaign.

Linked From The Seattle Times at 06:58PM

Writers put their experiences 'In Mother Words'

Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe and Marco Pennette discuss the monologues they contributed to the show, now at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.Did Medea's sons have play dates? Did Gertrude call…

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Pasadena Playhouse to stage five-play season

The 2011-12 season will feature several world premieres, including Frank Tangredi's 'Pastoral,' in a sign of the playhouse's continued recovery after a bankruptcy last year.The Pasadena Play…

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Stimulating play

The play is a farce set in the 1880s. Electricity is in its infancy, and doctors have a new tool for treating women diagnosed with "hysteria" - the vibrator.

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Warwick, Channing Among 2011 Bistro Honorees

Recording star Dionne Warwick and legendary musical theater performer Carol Channing are among the honorees at the 26th Annual Bistro Awards, which celebrate excellence in cabaret.

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Netflix in talks to nab Spacey drama ahead of HBO, AMC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Netflix, the DVD rental and online video service, is breaking away from its traditional role just as a licensor of movies and TV shows by negotiating with two of Hollywo…

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Show Showdown: An Evening of Story and Song (Shirley Jones at Feinstein's) by Wendy Caster

Shirley Jones's act at Feinstein's last night was a treat for her biggest fans, who laughed, cheered, stood, and even cried. For the rest of us, however, the news was not as good.

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Candida Set Load In by Two River Theater

Candida Set Load In Candida at Two River Theater Company March 22-April 10, 2011 By George Bernard Shaw Directed by David Staller Scenic Design by Tony Cisek Costume Design by Anna Laciv…

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Greg Keller to Star in Reading of Andy Bragen's This Is My Office at Ars Nova

Greg Keller will star in a reading of Andy Bragen's one-man play, This Is My Office, to be presented at Ars Nova as part of the theater's OUT LOUD reading series, on Monday, March …

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Mark Indelicato, Alyson Reed to Be Featured in Disney Channel Musical Series Madison High

Ugly Bettty star Mark Indelicatio will join Tony Award nominee Alyson Reed in the Disney Channel series Madison High. The show is being been written by Lester Lewis and will be directed by P…

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Kathleen Turner: High and The Face of Addiction

In Matthew Lombardo's new drama, High, a young methamphetamine addict (Broadway newcomer Evan Jonigkeit) enters a faith-based recovery program, shaking the worlds of a caring priest (Stephen…

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Peter Brook: and for my next trick …

At 85, Peter Brook shows no sign of compromising his radical theatrical vision. Here, he tells Michael Billington why a Mozart masterpiece deserved a makeoverIn his youth Peter Brook wa…

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IMAGINING MADOFF Set to Play Theatre J Once Again, 8/31

According to the NY Times, a reviseed version of IMAGINING MADOFF, which was sheduled to play Washington's Theatre J last summer but was cancelled, is now scheduled to take run August 31 thr…

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Shields, Lansbury, Jackson et al. Celebrate 28th Birthday of NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, 5/2

On Monday, May 2, 2011 The New York Pops' marks its 28th birthday with Celebrate Hope, a grand gala evening celebrating the legacy of late actor and comedian Bob Hope and honoring decades of…

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Take a First Look Into London's A Forest Dark and Deep With Lost Hunk Matthew Fox by Broadway.com Staff

Sibling rivalry is taking a dark turn on the London stage as the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s In a Forest Dark and Deep launches at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. Lost vet…

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Memphis Lives In Chad Kimball & Montego Glover! Ask Them a Question Now! by Broadway.com Staff

For over a year and a half the Tony-nominated duo of Montego Glover and Chad Kimball have been rocking out the Shubert Theatre in the crowd-pleasing, Tony-winning musical Memphis. Now t…

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Set Sail for a First Look at Anything Goes, Starring Sutton Foster by Broadway.com Staff

The Kathleen Marshall-helmed revival of Anything Goes is going full steam ahead at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre, starring Tony-winning sweetheart Sutton Foster. Foster plays nig…

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Stoppard, Pinter and Sondheim's 'A Little Night Music' at Writers' Theatre next season by Chris Jones

Writers' Theatre has announced its 2012-12 season, the Glencoe-based company's 20th slate. In the fall, artistic director Michael Halberstam directs “The Real Thing” by Tom Stoppard. Har…

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Hartford Symphony Orchestra Musicians Sign 2-Year Pact

Hartford Symphony Orchestra musicians have approved a two-year contract renewal. The contract was negotiated by representatives from the HSO staff, board of directors, the orchestra com…

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"Addams Family" Tour First to Boston, Then Hartford

"The Addams Family" tour will go to Boston before it comes to Hartford. The touring productiopn -- no cast has been announced yet -- will play Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shube…

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Jack White Still Knows How to Grab Attention by Ben Sisario

He shows up in Austin with a yellow and black truck hawking his label's wares.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Judith Jamison: ‘Everyone felt Mr. Ailey was choreographing for them’ by Marsha Lederman Vancouver

Dance legend Judith Jamison talks about what it’s been like being part of a brilliant American dance troupe

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Christine Ebersole, Cheyenne Jackson, Angela Lansbury, Brooke Shields, et al. Set for New York Pops' Celebrate Hope Gala

The New York Pops' marks its 28th birthday with Celebrate Hope, a grand gala concert celebrating the legacy of late actor and comedian Bob Hope, at 7pm on Monday, May 2 at Carnegie Hall…

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PHOTO FLASH: Spidermusical With Alex Brightman, Randy Blair, et al. Opens Off-Broadway

On Tuesday, March 15, Spidermusical opened at the Mint Theatre, where it is set to run through March 21. With a book co-written by lyricist Randy Blair and Timothy Michael Drucker, the show…

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Scott Porter to Join Rachel Bilson, Nancy Travis in the CW Hart of Dixie Pilot

Scott Porter will play the male lead on CW's pilot Hart of Dixie, according to a report on Deadline.com. The show will focus on Zoe Hart, a young doctor (Rachel Bilson) from New York…

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Bob Amaral, James Royce Edwards, Lesli Margherita, Brett Ryback et al. Set for La Mirada's Little Shop of Horrors

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts has announced casting for its production of the musical Little Shop of Horrors, to run April 15-May 1. Brian Kite will direct, with musical directio…

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Broadway’s Importance of Being Earnest Celebrates 100 Performances (Photos) by Matt Blank

Roundabout’s extended Broadway production of The Importance of Being Earnest celebrated its 100th performance at the American Airlines Theatre the evening of March 15. Previews began D…

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Tony Awards nominations announced May 3

Nominees for the 65th annual Tony Awards will be revealed on May 3 during "The Early Show" on long-time host broadcaster CBS. The announcement will be made at the Performing Arts b…

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/16/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 31611.

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Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Meets Turner and Company of HIGH

Matthew Lombardo's new play HIGH, directed by Rob Ruggiero, stars two-time Golden Globe winner, Academy Award amp Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner as Sister Jamison Connelly. Previews begi…

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BWW TV: ARCADIA Opens Tomorrow - Check Out a Performance Preview!

ARCADIA is set in April 1809 in a stately home in Derbyshire. Thomasina, a gifted pupil, proposes a startling theory, beyond her comprehension. All around her, the adults, including her tuto…

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Broadway in Chicago Extends WORKING Through June 5

Having received unanimous rave reviews and nightly accolades from delighted audiences, Broadway In Chicago and the producers of WORKING are thrilled to announce a four-week extension through…

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Photo Flash: Randy Jones Visits PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, currently on Broadway in previews at The Palace Theatre 1564 Broadway stars Tony Award nominee Will Swenson, Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon and…

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Move Over, Spider-Man! Batman Live Kicks Off World Tour This Summer; Plot Details Revealed by Broadway.com Staff

Spider-Man isn't the only superhero receiving the stage treatment these days. Batman Live: World Arena Tour will kick off at Manchester's Evening News Arena on July 20 before hitting…

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Lift Off With Kathleen Turner and High by Broadway.com Staff

The stars of Matthew Lombardo’s High welcomed the press to their rehearsal studio for a meet and greet on March 16. This gritty drama stars Golden Globe winner Kathleen Turner as Siste…

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He’s Not an Imposter; He Plays One Onstage by Patrick Healy

Aaron Tveit, 27, has a shot at becoming Broadway’s next young leading man in the $13-million musical “Catch Me If You Can.”

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ArtsBeat: Fresh Life for Madoff Play in Washington by Kate Taylor

A revised version of the play, "Imagining Madoff" by Deborah Margolin, will open on Aug. 31 and run through Sept. 25.

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'Black Watch' is coming to the Broadway Armory by Chris Jones

"Black Watch" is an internationally touring play by the National Theatre of Scotland, to be hosted by Chicago Shakespeare Theater at the Broadway Armory. It has to do with Scotland’s legen…

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Arts

THEATER YELLOWMAN Newcomer Rachel Christopher more than holds her own opposite the protean Joe Wilson Jr. in this powerful production of Dael Orlandersmith’s drama about a love affair …

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Remembering Those Radical Chic Evenings by Sam Tanenhaus

The Times recently reported the death of D. L. Cox, a former member of the Black Panthers who "earned a moment of celebrity in 1970 when he spoke at the Leonard Bernstein fund-raising party …

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Fresh Life for Madoff Play in Washington by Kate Taylor

A revised version of the play, "Imagining Madoff" by Deborah Margolin, will open on Aug. 31 and run through Sept. 25.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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PHOTO FLASH: High's Kathleen Turner, Stephen Kunken, Evan Jonigkeit, et al. Meet the Press

On Wednesday, March 16, stage and screen star Kathleen Turner joined playwright Matthew Lombardo, director Rob Ruggiero, and castmates Stephen Kunken and Evan Jonigkeit to discuss the new B…

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Karen Akers, Eric Michael Gillett, Annie Golden, Teri Ralston, et al. Set for March 28 Sondheim Unplugged

Casting has been announced for the latest installment of Sondheim Unplugged, to take place at the West Bank Cafe's Laurie Beechman Theatre, on Monday, March 28 at 7pm. Phil Geoffrey B…

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Brenda Barrie, Francis Guinan, Tracy Letts, et al. Set for Steppenwolf's Middletown

Alana Arenas, Brenda Barrie, Molly Glynn, Francis Guinan, Tim Hopper, Ora Jones, Keith Kupferer, Martha Lavey, Tracy Letts, and Michael Patrick Thornton will star in Steppenwolf Theatre Comp…

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Doug Haverty and Adryan Russ' iGhost World Premiere Musical to Replace Dear World in Lyric Theatre Season

The Lyric Theatre will present the world premiere of the musical iGhost, featuring book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, and lyrics by Adryan Russ and Doug Haverty, to run May 20-June …

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A.C.T. to Offer Free Performances of Will on Wheels' The Comedy of Errors

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will offer two free public performances of Dominique Lozano's abridged version of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, on Thursday, March 17 a…

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Tragedy Wrapped Inside of Comedy by Matthew McCray

Suicide isn’t funny. But when I was hired to direct the West Coast premiere of Edward Anthony’s Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath for Rogue Machine Theatre, I was indeed asked to generate a prod…

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Roger Kumble and His Girls Talk About a New Play by Pauline Adamek

Brooke Shields is dropping f-bombs. It’s hard to tell if they’re in the script or if she just flubbed a line; it’s probably both. Alongside some other feisty femmes, she's  rehearsin…

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An Italian American Indian by Angelo Masino

Before Geronimo died he was permitted to write his memoirs. As I studied them I started to feel related to him. I felt his stories as if they were mine, his feelings as if they were mine. I …

Linked From LA STAGE Times at 04:00PM

Journey's End – review by Lyn Gardner

Richmond, LondonRC Sherriff's account of life in the trenches shortly before a German offensive could be a creaky old war horse of a drama, with its talk of decent public school types, and t…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Sutton Foster in ANYTHING GOES!

Previews began on March 10th for Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney and Tony and Academy Award wi…

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STAGE TUBE: Olivier Awards Tribute Sondheim!

On March 13, the UK celebrated the 2011 Olivier Awards. Legally Blonde and After The Dance were the night's big winners. The evening also featured a special tribute to theatre legend Stephen…

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Annie Golden, Sarah Rice, et al. Set for SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, 3/28

Following eleven sold out shows, The Laurie Beechman Theatre will continue their hit series, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, for a twelfth installment, Monday, March 28 at 7pm. Included in the cast are …

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La Cage's Harvey Fierstein Butters Up Paula Deen on Today by Broadway.com Staff

La Cage aux Folles' newest headliner Harvey Fierstein paid a visit to The Today Show on March 16 to talk to about joining the Tony-winning revival (which he originally wrote in 1983.) Re…

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Playwright Tom Stoppard Talks Up Arcadia at TimesTalks by Broadway.com Staff

As the first-ever Broadway revival of time-traveling drama Arcadia readies to open on March 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, the show's Tony-winning playwright Tom Stoppard paid a visi…

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'Jersey Boys' Returning To Bushnell

Candy Buckley Cast In Ingmar Bergman's 'Autumn Sonata' At Yale RepThe blockbuster musical "Jersey Boys" will be returning to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Oct. …

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Mike Mills and 'Beginners' at SXSW by Mekado Murphy

Mike Mills, the director of "Beginners," discusses the true events that inspired his fictional film.

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Lupe Fiasco Tops the Pop Charts by Larry Rohter

His album sells 204,000 copies its first week, continuing a recent recovery from slow sales at the start of the year.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Belles at Ballet Ball

A hint of spring was evident in the gowns worn to the School of American Ballet's glittery Winter Ball on Monday.

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Spring brings 'Spring Awakening' by Peter Filichia

How fitting that a production of “Spring Awakening” will arrive in New Jersey soon after spring has awakened around the state.

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Pine, Harris, Uggams, Lin-Miranda Triumph in LADCC Awards

The 42nd annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards were presented Monday evening, March 14, in a festive ceremony, attended by a capacity crowd, at Burbank's Colony Theatre.

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Producer Claims Tax Credit Denial Was Violation of Constitution

After being denied a dollars by Michigan's film offices, Sandy Frank has delivered a sublimely angry 42-page lawsuit that basically rips Michigan officials for being hypocrites with poor ta…

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A broad and disturbing interpretation of Lucretius’s 'Nature'

Spotlight Italy brings Florence-based Compagnia Virgilio Sieni to Canadian Stage

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CanStage's 'Nunzio' could use a little more spice by Reviewed By J. Kelly Nestruck

There’s convincing chemistry between the actors, but not enough heat

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You can say this about Danny Boyle's "Frankenstein": It’s alive by Elizabeth Renzetti

The monster outplays his maker in Danny Boyle’s London staging of the Mary Shelley classic

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Justin Bond, Wanda Sykes, Marty Thomas, Michael Urie et al. Set for GAYFEST Benefit, Honoring David Mixner

An updated list of performers has been announced for GAYFEST INC.'s Spring at Last!, to be held on Monday, March 21 at Loews Regency Hotel. As previously reported, Wanda Sykes will head…

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Zachary James, Bruce Warren et al. Set for Metropolis Opera Project's One Act Festival

Participants have been announced for Metropolis Opera Project's second annual one-act festival, to be held at Medicine Show Theatre, April 8-10. The program will feature Tony Award win…

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Sondheim Tribute at the Oliviers Features Angela Lansbury, Adrian Lester and More (Video) by Thomas Peter

Stephen Sondheim received the Olivier Special Award at the 2011 Olivier Awards ceremony March 13. A special tribute to the composer-lyricist’s work and contributions to theatre in Lon…

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Guys and Dolls – review by Elisabeth Mahoney

New Theatre, CardiffFrom the opening moment of this exhilarating co-production between Clwyd Theatr Cymru, the New Wolsey Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse, you know you're in confident, chari…

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Win top price tickets to see Journey's End at the venue of your choice

Win one of 20 pairs of tickets to see the definitive multi-award winning production of R.C. Sherriff's play Journey's End, directed by David Grindley, at a theatre of your choiceDavid Grind…

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STAGE TUBE: Lea Michele Spills Details on Her Workout

In the following video, Broadway veteran and GLEE star Lea Michele promotes Nike Training Club by talking about her workout habits. Click below to check it out

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman Developing Series for HBO

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Philip Seymour Hoffman is in the process of developing a new series for HBO. Entitled, 'Upstate, the show is about 'Roy Perkins, who gets laid-off and th…

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STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein Visits THE TODAY SHOW

Four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein was featured today, Wednesday, March 16 on The Today Show during the 1000-1100 AM hour. Fierstein won a 1984 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musica…

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Photo Coverage: Times Talks - A Conversation with Tom Stoppard

Some of the brightest names in film, television, theater, books, advocacy and awareness are sitting down with New York Times journalists for TimesTalks events at TheTimesCenter this month. P…

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Euan Morton to Star in PARADE at Ford's Theatre; Season Announced!

Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theatre has just announced their full 2011-12 season, which is set to include productions of PARADE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1776, and more.

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Mastering “Arcadia” by Eric Grode

How actors navigate big ideas in the Broadway revival of Stoppard’s play Early in Arcadia, Tom Stoppard’s beguiling mashup of academic one-upsmanship, fractals, Lord Byron, landscape…

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Charlie Sheen to Bring Violent Torpedo Of Truth to Radio City Music Hall by Broadway.com Staff

Charlie Sheen will bring his live show My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option to Radio City Music Hall on April 8. Sheen has been making headlines lately for being fired from…

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ArtsBeat: For a Late Producer's Family, A Delayed Visit to 'Spider-Man' Is Worth The Wait by Patrick Healy

The Irish relatives of Tony Adams, the original "Spider-Man" producer who died in 2005, came to New York to see the show.

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON Announces Student Rush Ticket Policy

“EXCELLENT, ABSORBING & SEARING!” – Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press “A DREAM TEAM CAST.” - Scott Brown, New York Magazine THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON ANNOUNCES STUDENT RUSH TICK…

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Folk Singer and Promotor Jack Hardy (and Hartford Firebrand) Dies at 63;

One of my earliest interviews for The Hartford Courant was with Jack Hardy: folk singer, music promote -- and political firebrand during his student days in Hartford. Hardy, 63 died las…

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For a Late Producer's Family, A Delayed Visit to 'Spider-Man' Is Worth The Wait by Patrick Healy

The Irish relatives of Tony Adams, the original "Spider-Man" producer who died in 2005, came to New York to see the show.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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PRISCILLA Cupcake Tour: Tag Along with Thom Allison by Priscillaonbroadway

PRISCILLA Cupcake Tour: Tag Along with Thom Allison Tag along as Thom Allison, one of PRISCILLA's delicious cast members, delivers "Priscilla Cupcakes" specially created by Ma…

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GO!!!!! by Kim

ROOM , directed by Anne Bogart and based on a lifetime of Virginia Woolf’s writing adapted by Jocelyn Clarke, will return to the New York stage 11 years after its world premiere when W…

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You can say this about Frankenstein: It’s alive by Elizabeth Renzetti

The monster outplays his maker in Danny Boyle’s London staging of the Mary Shelley classic

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Placido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu to Perform Concert at London's The O2

Opera stars Placido Domingo and Angela Gheorghiu will perform together in concert at London's The 02, on July 29. One of the world's greatest tenors, Domingo's 50-plus year c…

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Peter Cormican, Scott Guthrie, Natalie Newman, et al. Set for Musicals Tonight's Up in Central Park

Casting has been announced for Musicals Tonight's presentation of Up in Central Park, to run March 29 - April 10 at the McGinn-Cazale Theatre. Thomas Sabella-Mills will direct the piec…

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON Announces Student Rush Policies

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON has just announced their student rush policies for the production. Student rush tickets are available only at the box office, on the day of the performance, beginnin…

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Review Roundup: IN A FOREST DARK AND DEEP

LOST star Matthew Fox and THE GHOST WRITER's Olivia Williams star in the world premiere production of Neil LaBute's IN A FOREST, DARK AND DEEP. LaBute directs the production, which began pre…

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STAGE TUBE: LOVE NEVER DIES Cast Takes Last Bow

Last week saw the new members of the Love Never Dies cast take to the stage at the Adelphi Theatre. Watch the old cast take their final bow below

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Photo Flash: Exclusive First Look at PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

Following smash hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL began previews on Broadway on February 28 and will open on March 20th. BroadwayWor…

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BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Announces Lottery Policies

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO has just annouced their student rush policies for the production. Effective immediately, 21 orchestra seats for 27 will be available by lottery for every perf…

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Broadway to Dim Lights in Memory of Addams Family Stage Manager Beverley Randolph by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway theaters will dim their lights for one minute on March 16 at 8pm in honor of stage manager Beverley Randolph, who died March 15 of cancer at age 59. At the time of her death Randolp…

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Playwrights Horizons Accepting Lottery Entries for $5 Tickets to LIVEforFIVE

PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS IS NOW ACCEPTING “LIVEforFIVE” LOTTERY ENTRIES STARTING TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 FOR $5 TICKETS TO THE FIRST PREVIEW OF GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE A NEW PLAY BY …

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Riccardo Muti Awarded $1 Million Birgit Nilsson Prize by Kate Taylor

Riccardo Muti, the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has won the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize for his "extraordinary contributions" to the music world.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Shakespeare's Final Collaboration Reappears (Or Does It?)

"Though The Tempest has been long acknowledged as William Shakespeare's final work, in the last several decades many scholars have accepted that he collaborated with John Fletcher on at leas…

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Who Really Wrote Shakespeare? A Poll

"As James Shapiro's new book rehearses the loony arguments about our greatest playwright, Robert McCrum asks some of today's finest Shakespearean actors and directors their thoughts on the a…

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London Theatre Critic Explores the State of the Art in Berlin

Michael Billington: "I came to Berlin eager to learn about the current issues. What impact is the national obsession with immigration having on theatre? How is drama surviving in the current…

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How To Succeed In Theatre

"Don't shy away from politics, religion or other tinderboxes. In my experience, theater people will forgive a noble flop, but perfunctory dullness is an unpardonable sin."...

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City Ballet A-Twitter Over Dancer's Posts

New York City Ballet is set to become one of the country's first major performing-arts companies to govern its employees' posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social-media outlets. Devin Alb…

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Billy Crudup Returns to 'Arcadia'

Fifteen years after making his debut in 'Arcadia,' Billy Crudup helps revive the play with a new role.

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World According to Dr. Seuss

Thinking about going into journalism? One piece of advice would be to read good books. And if I had to suggest just one book to read? "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss.

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An Architect Spreads His Love of Theater

A natural showboat with a big smile and limber Dick Van Dyke gait, Hugh Hardy has three new theaters in the works.

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Brian Dykstra, Lori Prince, et al. Set for Israela Margalit's First Prize

Brian Dykstra, Susan Ferrara, Christopher Hirsh, and Lori Prince will star in the world premiere of renowned concert pianist and award-winning writer Israela Margalit's First Prize, to …

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Adam Gwon, Brian Lowdermilk, Ryan Scott Oliver, et al. Set for Composers Sing Composers

Gaby Alter, Joey Contreras, Drew Gasparini, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Adam Gwon, Brian Lowdermilk, Ryan Scott Oliver and Zoe Sarnak will perform in Composers Sing Composers, at Le Poisson Rouge, …

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PHOTO FLASH: D.B. Bonds, Autumn Hurlbert, Matthew Hydzik, Mary Mossberg at Tomorrow Morning Press Event

D.B. Bonds, Autumn Hurlbert, Matthew Hydzik, and Mary Mossberg, who star in the York Theatre Company's Off-Broadway premiere of Laurence Mark Wythe's new musical Tomorrow Morning, …

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Gregory Harrison, Carl Reiner, Amy Sedaris, Sherri Shepherd to Guest Star on Hot in Cleveland

Theater veterans Gregory Harrison, Carl Reiner, and Amy Sedaris, as well as The View's Sherri Shepherd will be among the guest stars for the final two episodes of the winter run for TV…

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Peter Cormican, Scott Guthrie, Natalie Newman, et al. Set for Musicals Tonight's Up in Central Park

Casting has been announced for Musicals Tonight's presentation of Up in Central Park, to run March 29 - April 10 at the McGinn-Cazale Theatre. Thomas Sabella-Mills will direct the piec…

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Steven Berkoff's One Man to Play London's Riverside Studios in April

Steven Berkoff will bring One Man, a double bill of the one-man plays Dog and Tell Tale Heart, to the Riverside Studios, April 12-23. Dog focuses on a day in the life of a football hoolig…

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"Diary of a Chorus Girl" Webseries Follows Catch Me If You Can’s Alex Ellis in Broadway Debut (Video) by Thomas Peter

All the joys and challenges of making a Broadway debut will be chronicled in “Diary of a Chorus Girl,” a ten-episode webseries that follows Alex Ellis as she takes her first bow …

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Watch (Or Re-Watch) "Original Song" Episode of "Glee" Here (Video) by Thomas Peter

If you missed the “Original Song” episode of “Glee” that aired March 15, or you want to watch it again, here it is on Playbill.com for your entertainment. Kathy Griff…

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How downtown New York changed British theatre | Andy Field by Andy Field

The work of artists like Trisha Brown and Gordon Matta-Clark wasn't just a child of the 70s – it lives and breathes on our streets, from Bristol to BirminghamWandering recently through the…

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STAGE TUBE: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN'S Sara Wolkowitz Presents DIARY OF A CHORUS GIRL

DIARY OF A CHORUS GIRL, directed by Sara Wolkowitz, is an original webseries the follows the making of Broadway's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN through the eyes of Alex Ellis, a cast member making her…

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THE WIZARD OF OZ BLOG: Sophie Evans Answers Questions

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the fami…

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Aaron Tveit on His CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 'Dream Team'

Broadway Beat recently went behind the scenes of Broadway's newest musical, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, which just began previews at the Neil Simon Theatre last week. During their visit at the rehe…

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Broadway-Bound Revival of Funny Girl Sets Los Angeles Dates by Broadway.com Staff

Director Bartlett Sher's previously announced revival of Funny Girl will play Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre January 15 through February 26, 2012 as part of the 2011-2012 season. No c…

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Glee Poll: Which 'Original Song' is Your Favorite? by Broadway.com Staff

For the past two seasons, Glee has mined the song catalogs of Broadway shows, '80s bands, current Top 40 favorites and plenty of others, but on the March 15 episode, the teens of Ne…

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Tony Hopeful Kathy Griffin Taps Into Her Conservative Side on Glee by Broadway.com Staff

Emmy winner Kathy Griffin is currently taking Broadway by storm with her one-woman show Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, but fans who can't make the show's limited run only have to look t…

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First Look: Raul Esparza and More Tackle Tom Stoppard's Arcadia by Broadway.com Staff

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is full of discussion of mathematical theology, historical conspiracies, existential dilemmas and plenty of other deep subject matter as the revival of Tom Stoppa…

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ArtsBeat: New John Guare Play for McCarter Theater's 2011-2012 Season by Kate Taylor

The McCarter Theater's 2011-2012 season will include world premieres by John Guare, Danai Gurira ("Eclipsed"), and the Irish playwright Marina Carr, along with productions of Tom Stoppard'…

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Broadway to Dim It's Lights Tonight in Memory of Production Stage Manager Beverly Randolph

Broadway To Dim Its Lights Tonight At 8 p.m. In Memory Of Production Stage Manager Beverley Randolph (New York, NY)  March 16, 2011 -- The Broadway community mourns the loss …

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Candy Buckley in Ingmar Bergman's "Autumn Sonata" at Yale Rep

Candy Buckley, who was featured in TheaterWorks' production of "The Little Dog Laughed," "Scramble" at Westport Country Playhouse and the staged reading of the musical "Tales of the City"&nb…

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New John Guare Play for McCarter Theater's 2011-2012 Season by Kate Taylor

The McCarter Theater's 2011-2012 season will include world premieres by John Guare, Danai Gurira ("Eclipsed"), and the Irish playwright Marina Carr, along with productions of Tom Stoppard'…

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Anne Buford Tells Tall Tales With 'Elevate' by Mekado Murphy

Anne Buford discusses her documentary "Elevate," about tall West African teenagers with NBA dreams.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Jason Danieley, Sally Kellerman, Steve Ross et al. to Play Metropolitan Room in April

The Metropolitan Room has announced programming for April Sally Kellerman will play the venue April 1, 2, and 3 at 7pm. The performer may be best known for starring as the infamous "H…

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2011 Tony Award Nominations to Be Announced May 3

The nominations for the 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards will be announced on May 3 in an event to be held at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy …

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Stage Manager Beverley Randolph Has Died; Broadway Marquees to Be Dimmed in Her Memory March 16

Stage Manager Beverley Randolph died of cancer on Tuesday, March 15 at her home in Bloomingdale, New Jersey. She was 59. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed in her m…

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Donny and Marie Osmond to Play Christmas in Chicago

Siblings Donny and Marie Osmond will play a limited holiday engagement of Donny and Marie -- Christmas in Chicago, at the Oriental Theatre, December 6-24. The show will feature favorite hol…

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Works by Annie Baker, Mark Camoletti, Yussef ElGuindi, et al. Part of WHAT's 2011 Season

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) has announced the shows that will be part of its 2011 season. Yussef El Guindi's Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes will open the company&apos…

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Wonderland Will Stream Live During Today’s Rehearsal by Thomas Peter

Wonderland, the new Frank Wildhorn-Jack Murphy-Gregory Boyd musical update of the “Alice in Wonderland” story, will be stream live, courtesy of USTREAM, from backstage at the Mar…

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Can classical music be funny? | Tom Service by Tom Service

It's hard to find any truly comedy classical, but record covers are another matter. And as for classical critics doing standup ...Can you think of any funny classical music? Haydn string qua…

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Broadway Lights to Dim Tonight for Beverley Randolph

The Broadway community mourns the loss of veteran production stage manager, Beverley Randolph, who passed away from cancer yesterday at age 59. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York …

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STAGE TUBE: SPIDER-MAN's 'Rise Above' on Stage!

A few weeks ago the cast of SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK Performed Rise Above on The Late Show. Below, catch a glimpse of the song in full performance

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Photo Flash: IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Celebrates 100 Performances

Tonight Tuesday, March 15th, Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director is thrilled to celebrate the 100th performance of the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy T…

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LIVE: Watch the Cast of WONDERLAND Backstage Here at 5:30pm

The cast of the upcoming Broadway musical WONDERLAND - A New Alice. A New Musical, will be live streaming from backstage at the Marquis Theatre today from 530pm to 60pm. Click below at 530 t…

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Marcy McGuigan Takes Over for Alison Fraser in THE DIVINE SISTER

THE DIVINE SISTER, Charles Busch's smash hit comedy now playing at the SoHo Playhouse 15 Vandam Street, announces that Marcy McGuigan will assume the roles of Sister Walburga' and Mrs. Macdu…

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Date Set for Announcement of the 2011 Tony Nominations by Broadway.com Staff

Nominations for the 65th Annual Tony Awards will be announced on May 3 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards,…

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Marcy McGuigan to Join the Nutty Nuns of Off-Broadway's The Divine Sister by Broadway.com Staff

Marcy McGuigan will join the cast of off-Broadway's The Divine Sister as Sister Walburga. McGuigan will take over the role on April 9, replacing original star Alison Fraser who will play…

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City Room: Death of a Star of Yiddish Theater by Corey Kilgannon

The actress Shifra Lerer, who died at age 95, performed on stage until she was 90 and was among Yiddish theater’s crossover stars.

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What did you think will recoup? by Ken Davenport

Our 3rd Annual Will It Recoup contest closed up a few weeks ago, and it will be a few months before we find out who won the Kindle. But in the meantime, I thought it would be fun (for some).…

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Cast of Broadway's WONDERLAND To Live Stream Today, Mar 16

THE CAST OF BROADWAY’S WONDERLAND WILL BE LIVE STREAMING TODAY FROM 5:30PM TO 6:00PM http://www.ustream.tv/channel/inside-wonderland Get Wonderland Tickets   Wednesday, March 16 - …

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Top-seeded actors announced for final Monologue Madness competition by Lorraine Treanor

Actor Edward Daniels, creator of DC’s first ever head to head actor competition Monologue Madness, announced the results from the March 13th Selection Sunday held at the Dupont Circle…

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Larry King's Tour Launch in Torrington Off; To Play Here in November

Another tour bites the dust. TV and radio talk master Larry King has postponed his tour, which was to have opened April 14 at the Warner Theatre in Torringtion. It is now resc…

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Tribeca Film Festival Selects Short Films by Kate Taylor

The 60 short films in the 2011 festival were chosen out of 2,862 submissions. They represent 20 countries and include 22 world premieres.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Rise Above (Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark) by Spider-Man on Broadway

Rise Above (Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark) For tickets visit http://spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com/. Check out this video of the song "Rise Above" from Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark…

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Marcy McGuigan to Succeed Alison Fraser in The Divine Sister

Marcy McGuigan will take over the roles currently played by Alison Fraser in the Off-Broadway production of Charles Busch's The Divine Sister, at Soho Playhouse, beginning with the Satu…

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PHOTO FLASH: Nick Adams, Dave Atell, Gilbert Gottfried, Curtis Holbrook, Mitchell Jarvis et al. at Broadway Purim Shpiel

The National Entertainment Fund for the Cultural Arts held the 7th annual Broadway Purim Shpiel, at the Hudson Theatre on Monday, March 14. Gilbert Gottfried hosted the event. Participants…

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Charlie Sheen Adds Dates/Venues to Tour, Including Radio City Music Hall by Thomas Peter

Charlie Sheen has added five dates to his My Violent Torpedo of Truth tour, according to CBS News. Sheen, who was recently fired from the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” and has …

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Photo Coverage: Times Talks - A Conversation with Bradley Cooper

Some of the brightest names in film, television, theater, books, advocacy and awareness are sitting down with New York Times journalists for TimesTalks events at TheTimesCenter this month. P…

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2011 Tony Nominations to Be Announced May 3

The Tony Awards have announced the calendar for the upcoming 2010-2011 Tony Award season. The American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards, which are presented by The Bro…

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Photo Coverage: Douglas Hodge Opens at The Carlyle

The Carlyle Hotel welcomed Olivier and Tony Award-winner Douglas Hodge La Cage Aux Folles to the legendary Caf Carlyle in his debut engagement last night, March 15. Playing through Saturday,…

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Marcy McGuigan Takes Over for Alison Fraser in THE DIVINE SISTER

THE DIVINE SISTER, Charles Busch's smash hit comedy now playing at the SoHo Playhouse 15 Vandam Street, announces that Marcy McGuigan will assume the roles of Sister Walburga' and Mrs. Macdu…

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The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards Announce 2011 Calendar of Events

THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S 2011 TONY AWARDS® ANNOUNCES CALENDAR OF OFFICIAL TONY EVENTS   New York, New York (March 16, 2011) – The Tony Awards have announced the calendar …

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Donny and Marie to spend 'Christmas in Chicago' by Chris Jones

Donny is coming back to Chicago. And he's bringing Marie. The famed singing Osmond siblings are to return to Chicago next Christmas, where Donny famously spent some 18 months in the early 19…

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Ten young outstanding performers by Joel Markowitz

Attention all DC area casting directors – here are ten young actors, some of them great athletes, some great dramatic actors, some great singers, and some who are very funny, whose perform…

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"Mormons, Mothers and Monsters" Musical Bows at Barrington

Suddenly it seems that Mormonism is the hot topic of musicals. First there was Broadway's "The Book of Mormon," opening later this month.And now there's "Mormons, Mothers and Monsters," …

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Spencer Susser Talks Chaos and Loss in 'Hesher' by Mekado Murphy

Spencer Susser, the director of "Hesher," discusses his film which merges tragedy with chaos.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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'Natural Selection' Wins Grand Jury Prize at SXSW by Michael Cieply

The film, written and directed by Robbie Pickering, is a comedy, about a woman who gets to know the eldest son of her husband, who has been a regular donor at a sperm bank.

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Video Feature: Long Live the Queen!

Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon, Will Swenson and the company of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert The Musical provide a sneak preview of the hit show.

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American Idiot, Bring It On, Fela!, Funny Girl, War Horse Set for Ahmanson Theatre's 2011-2012 Season

The complete schedule has been announced for the Ahmanson Theatre's 2011-2012 season, which will begin, as previously announced with Bring It On: The Musical, to run October 30 - Decemb…

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PHOTO FLASH: Bradley Cooper Participates in TimesTalks Series

Actor-producer Bradley Cooper participated in a TimesTalks event, held at TheTimesCenter on Tuesday, March 15. Cooper, who talked about his work on both stage and screen, appeared on Broadw…

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Carol Channing, Tyne Daly, Michael Feinstein, Dionne Warwick, et al. Win Bistro Awards

The winners of the 26th annual Bistro Awards have been announced. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, April 26 at Gotham Comedy Club. Jim David will host the e…

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NEWS FLASH: Tom Stoppard Discusses Arcadia at TimesTalks Series

Tom Stoppard took to the stage of The Times Center on Tuesday, March 15 for a 75-minute interview as part of the TimesTalks series, chatting with New York Times theater reporter Patrick Heal…

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Casting Announced for Musical Theatre West's Summer of Love

Musical Theatre West has announced casting for Roger Bean's Summer of Love, to run April 1-17 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Bean will also direct the production, which will f…

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Amanda Dehnert, John Musial, Ed Schmidt, et al. Set for Lookingglass Theatre's 2011-2012 Season

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced the three shows that will comprise its 2011-2012 season. The season will open with John Musial's The Great Fire, a look at the fire that deva…

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Isn't it time to lay off the list-making and let our artists make art? by Laura Barnett

From 'hot 100s' to Oliviers, Oscars and Baftas, we're obsessed with ranking and categorising artists. But who does it benefit?There are, to borrow a phrase, two types of people in the world:…

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Photo Coverage: The 'Other' SPIDER-MAN Musical Opens!

Veteran humorist and playwright, Justin Moran, launched Spiderman Smackdown, a guerilla theatre project to write, rehearse, and perform a fully realized musical based on the character Spider…

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Bistro Award Winners Set; Warwick and Channing Honored In NYC

Internationally renowned singer, recording artist, and humanitarian Dionne Warwick and the legendary musical theatre performer Carol Channing will be honored, along with 16 other members of …

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STAGE TUBE: 2011 Olivier Award Winners!

Here is the full video coverage of the winners at the 2011 Olivier Awards.

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ArtsBeat: 'Funny Girl' Revival Is Headed for Los Angeles by Erik Piepenburg

"Funny Girl" revival gets opening date in Los Angeles.

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'Funny Girl' Revival Is Headed for Los Angeles by Erik Piepenburg

"Funny Girl" revival gets opening date in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Guest Blogger David Gordon: What I Love About Theater by Martin/nytheatre.com

If working as a reviewer for nytheatre.com has taught me anything, it’s that the smaller shows routinely have a far greater impact than the big, expensive ones. Looking back on three years…

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Review: In a Forest, Dark and Deep

Matthew Fox and Olivia Williams give strong performances in Neil LaBute's world premiere play about a pair of unhappy siblings.

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STAGE TUBE: George Takei on the Japan Quake and Tsunami: Gaman

Actor George Takei asks for the world's help for victims of the quake and tsunami in northern Japan. Please donate at www.redcross.org, www.savethechildren.org, or www.doctorswithoutborders.…

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History will haunt Ford’s 2011-2012 Season by Tim Treanor

The ghosts of American history will join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Be in Ford Theatre’s 2011-2012 season which the Company announced yesterday. Ford’s will open t…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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"That Championship Season" Fails to Score by Jan@broadwayandme

The rap on the current revival of That Championship Season, which opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre last week, is that the play is outdated.  Which seems a silly thing to say.&nbs…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Win Tickets To Shrek The Musical! by Luke

Win pair of tickets to see the hot new show, Shrek The Musical, courtesy of UKTickets.co.uk Announced last week we have a competition running to be won by the person who submits the best rev…

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Bolshoi ballet director quits after erotic photos are published online by Miriam Elder

Gennady Yanin steps down after a link to a website with the photos is sent to thousands of email addressesThe director of the Bolshoi theatre's ballet troupe has stepped down after erotic ph…

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BWW's On This Day - March 16, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Michael Flatley on becoming Lord of the screen

After more than a decade tapping his feet to a lightning-fast cadence 28 taps per second Michael Flatley is jumping onto the silver screen with "Lord of the Dance in 3-D."

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Want your portrait painted? Move to Bushwick

Bushwick can be a gray place during the frigid months of winter. With no leaves on the trees and more parked cars than parks, the Brooklyn neighborhood can feel like a never-ending flow of c…

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The End of a Crooked Road by Naisa Wong

What I love most about our Streetlamp Studio theater company is that it has become a gateway for honest and relational interaction within the neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles. All o…

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Stacy Keach Finally Tackles Willy Loman by Steve Julian

No one can claim Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is a comedy, so it is not the fare classically trained actor Stacy Keach would lean toward for relief. “I love comedy,” Keach sa…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Blues and broken bones: Douglas Hodge says Café Carlyle show is “quintessential New York experience” by Jesse North

Douglas Hodge has just finished his first Café Carlyle concert and all he wants is a beer. “Stella, a Pilsner—it doesn’t matter,” he says. After burning through 17 songs in an hour,…

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Concert recap: ‘La Cage’ Tony winner Douglas Hodge at Café Carlyle by Jesse North

Douglas Hodge can’t get enough of New York. And why shouldn’t he? Last April, the Brit made his Broadway debut as Albin in La Cage aux Folles and ran away with a Tony for the role two mo…

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Meet the Cast of JERUSALEM Day 1: Max Baker

BroadwayWorld presents the cast of the Royal Court Theatre's JERUSALEM on Broadway Today we feature Max Baker, who stars as Wesley. Learn all about him here...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Mother of God! by Theasy.com

Richmond Shepard Theatre, Off Off Broadway By Haytham Elhawary BOTTOM LINE: A stylistically bizarre and light-hearted comedy about an alternative story of the conception and birth of…

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Review: Céline Dion’s Vegas show more spectacular than ever

Her latest engagement as Caesars Palace reveals a woman willing to take enormous artistic risks.

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A New Gomez! Roger Rees Unveils His Addams Family Get-Up in Times Square by Broadway.com Staff

Although he doesn't start performances as patriarch Gomez Addams for another week, Tony winner Roger Rees has already stepped into the Times Square billboard for The Addams Family. Check…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Ouzounian: The Chieftains come ashore in Toronto

When you’re Paddy Maloney from The Chieftains, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just a special occasion, it’s a religious ritual.

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Teddy's tale shocking, but grin and bear it by Frank Scheck

The terror suspect is considered a threat to society -- "the mastermind of a global conspiracy" responsible for thousands of crimes, including bombings and mass murder. He also happens to…

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Not 'Crying' over 'Spidey' by Michael Riedel

Oscar-winning screenwriter Neil Jordan certainly dodged a cannonball when he backed out of "Spider-Man: Iceberg Dead Ahead." Jordan, whose movies include "The Crying Game," was the first…

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Chicago Fire and Eastland disaster are subjects of shows at Lookingglass in 2011-12 by Chris Jones

The Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced its 2011-12 season, bookended by two Chicago-themed shows. In the fall, Lookingglass will restage John Musial's “The Great Fire,” a piece a…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Charlie Sheen Expands Live Tour of My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option Show

Charlie Sheen has announced expanded plans for a national tour of a new live show, My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option Show. Sheen's new stops are Cleveland's Sta…

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STAGE TUBE: Angela Lansbury Salutes Sondheim at the Olivier Awards

Angela Lansbury took the stage at the 2011 Olivier Awards on March 13. She performed Liaisons from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in a nod to the show's lyricist and composer, the legendary Stephen So…

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