Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Hi, We Really Just Had This Conversation re: Aaron Tveit’s Ass by Lucky and The Mick

Lucky: P.S. Tell me you saw that photo of Aaron playing softball. The Mick: OH MY GOD. I needed clean panties after that. You know how I like a good behind. Lucky: If I had a penis, I actual…

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Broadway Revival Buzz Continues... by Rialto Chatter

Now, the paper reports that Tim Rice, the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar, attended the Wednesday night performance of his show at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival less than two weeks a…

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HOW TO SUCCEED's 100th Performance Cancelled; Details Forthcoming

Tonight was to mark the 100th performance of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, but BroadwayWorld has confirmed that tonight's performance was cancelled. After approximately a…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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In the midst of all this by Kyle

conversation, it seems we missed this. The Wicked Stage linked to it and I'm just reading today. Michael Ritchie in conversation with Theresa Rebeck about programming the three theaters of…

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Civilization (All You Can Eat) by Theasy.com

HERE, Clubbed Thumb, Off Off Broadway By Rachel Merrill Moss BOTTOM LINE: An enjoyable piece of political commentary with a snarky script and a talented cast. Comparing the insatia…

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Theater Review | 'Sex Lives of Our Parents': That Worst Nightmare, This Time Even Worse by Charles Isherwood

“Sex Lives of Our Parents,” by Michael Mitnick, deals with a young couple meeting and courting.

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Review: The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith by Barbara & Scott Siegel

Miche Braden gives a towering performance as the late Blues singer in this 90-minute biomusical.

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Review: The Devil's Music: The Life and Times of Bessie Smith by Barbara & Scott Siegel

Miche Braden gives a towering performance as the late Blues singer in this 90-minute biomusical.

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Review: Sex Lives of Our Parents by Dan Bacalzo

Michael Mitnick's provocative and engaging comedy centers on a young woman on the brink of marriage.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway in 1997 is Brought Back to Life at Town Hall by Suzanna Bowling

The Town Hall (123 W 43rd Street) ended its 11th season of the best kept secret with The Broadway By The Year Series. Celebrating the Broadway Musicals of 1997, Scott Siegel brought back to …

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Gilbert & Sullivan, Parody's Patresfamilias

This year's Caramoor International Music Festival will open with a performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore." It's an example of the tandem's mastery of parody.

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Desperate Writers Makes For a Desperate Audience by Suzanna Bowling

What made producers want to bring "Desperate Writers" to a full production is beyond me. Like the play’s main characters, Joshua Grenrock and Catherine Schreiber have written a play …

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I got a little by Kyle

theater fatigue by Saturday night by the time I was seeing my second show of the day, Brewsie and Willie; I have no idea how these TCG people or critics or more hardcore theater junkies than…

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The History of Kisses by Terry Ponick

David Cale’s one-man show, The History of Kisses — now in its world premiere run at the Studio Theatre — is a dish best served slow. Set in and around a forlorn lifeguard chair perched…

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Sex Lives of Our Parents - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

If you think weddings are nerve-wracking enough as they are, imagine trying to plan one while you're constantly being tormented with mental pictures of your parents having sex!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Marisol (The Artistic Home) by Scotty Zacher

      Conveniently Apocalyptic           The Artistic Home presents        Marisol     Written …

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Megan Mullally to Return to PARKS & RECREATION

According to TVGuide.com, Megan Mullally will reprise her role as Ron's conniving ex-wife Tammy on 'Parks and Recreation' for their fourth season, airing in the fall. The role of Ron is play…

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The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith by Robert Windeler

While it's always a treat to hear a Bessie Smith song set, and Miche Braden has the chops to deliver this one believably, Angelo Parra's biographical musical unfolds too sketchily.

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Shinan: Suspended belief by Shinan Govani

My head, my head! 24/7 pop culture-tracking can be so … well … 24/7. This week, if you want to get all specific about it, I’m still reeling, for one, from the season finale of …

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Selections from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Stratford Shakespeare Festival!

Stratford Shakespeare Festival's new production of Jesus Christ Superstar opened at The Avon Theatre on Friday June 3rd. Directed by Des McAnuff, the show tells the story of the last week of…

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Ajax In Iraq by Leigh Hile

Flux Theater Ensemble's Ajax in Iraq closes on June 25th, so you still have time to catch this earnest, provocative and visually stunning play. Ajax in Iraq tells the parallel stories of th…

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TT: With humble apologies to Cole Porter...

...I offer this new lyric to an old song in the hopes of making certain careless theatergoers think twice: Turn...

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TT: Almanac

"Q. Do you care about reviews? "A. Of course you care. I don't read them, but you don't really have...

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The Play About My Dad by Ron Cohen

Production elements are slight in this tale of Hurricane Katrina, but the writing, direction, and performances succeed in making you tense and emotionally involved as the water rises.

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NY Review: 'Sex Lives of Our Parents' by Erik Haagensen

It's clear that a refreshingly original sensibility is at work in Michael Mitnick's consistently inventive and surprising comedy-drama about love and commitment.

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John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean to Close Off-Broadway Prior to National Tour by Broadway.com

ImaginOcean, the off-Broadway hit created and co-produced by Avenue Q star John Tartaglia, will end its run at New World Stages on September 4, 2011. The family-friendly show will then head …

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Cast of 'Sister Act' Prepares to Perform at Obama Fundraiser

President Barack Obama comes to New York City Thursday evening to do some fundraising. In addition to appearing at an LBGT gala hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris, the president will stop b…

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Debbie Reynolds to Guest Judge on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Tonight

According tothe Hollywood Reporter, the FOX dancing show 'So You Think You Can Dance' is set to have some high profile judges this season.

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Steve Guttenberg, Marlo Thomas Fill Out ‘Relatively Speaking’ Cast by Joshua Harrington

‘Relatively Speaking’ now has some faces to fill out its slate of one-act plays. The cast of the upcoming Broadway comedies is highlighted by the talents of Steve Guttenberg (Police Acad…

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Patti LuPone Featured on TREASURES OF NY, 7/14

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is equated with music, opera, theater, jazz, dance, and has been a recurring iconic image used in Hollywood films past and present. On Thursday, July 1…

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Controversy grows over issue of deceptive broker Web sites by Alfred Branch Jr.

A Denver-based theatre is fighting back against ticket resellers who use Web sites that allegedly fool some customers into thinking the sites are affiliated with the venue. The Denver Center…

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Broadway box offices see improvement in ticket sales by Tim Fraser

For the second consecutive week, Broadway box offices reported increased ticket sales with totals reaching $22,679,495 for the week ending June 19. The total is more than $1 million more tha…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Northwest Highway’ an interesting life journey

William Nedved’s “Northwest Highway” is a hyperlocal Chicago play. It is set in the Jefferson Park neighborhood where Gift Theatre, the producing company, is located. This far Northwes…

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Kristoffer Diaz Awarded Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship

The Public Theater Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis Interim Executive Director, Joey Parnes is proud to announce that acclaimed playwright Kristoffer Diaz will be the first recipient of The G…

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IMAGINOCEAN to Close 9/4; National Tour to Launch in October

Dorsel, Tank and Bubbles, along with the rest of the cast of the Drama Desk Award nominated John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, will pack up its hit New York production in September and head out o…

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"The Tempest" at The Old Globe in San Diego by Bill Eadie

The company had a hit with last year's Shakespeare Festival, so it rehired the artistic director, former Royal Shakespeare Company chief Adrian Noble, who, in turn, hired back many of the sa…

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Scene City: Shakespeare’s Been Reading the News by Bob Morris

At the Shakespeare in the Park gala, an uncanny resemblance between the 16th century and the 21st.

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Arts: the week ahead

THEATER THE MOUNTAIN SONG Theater is the art of making something out of nothing, and there’s plenty of that magic in this ensemble piece by the PigPen Theatre Company, which incorporat…

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Scott Rudin, Larry Kramer, Rob Ashford & More Named to New York Observer's Top 50 'Power Gays' by Broadway.com

As New York stage legislators consider making gay marriage legal, the weekly media-centric New York Observer has issued a list of “The New Power Gays: NYC’s Top 50.” The ro…

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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BROADWAY BARES 2011 - MASTERPIECE Performance Highlights! by Broadway Beat

Broadway Bares XXI Masterpiece, the modern-day burlesque spectacular featuring 192 Broadway dancers, made history Sunday by raising a record-breaking 1,103,072 to benefit Broadway CaresEquit…

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John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean to Close Off-Broadway September 4; National Tour to Launch in October by Dan Bacalzo

The Off-Broadway production of John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean will end its run at New World Stages on September 4, and begin a national tour at the Jasper Arts Center in Jasper, IN, on O…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Daisy Eagan and Erin Davie to Sing Sondheim Unplugged June 27 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Erin Davie and Sarah Rice will take part in the June 27 installment of Sondheim Unplugged at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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Cast Complete for The Pretty Trap With Katharine Houghton Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Robert Eli, Nisi Sturgis and Loren Dunn will join Katharine Houghton for a limited Off-Broadway run of The Pretty Trap, Tennessee Williams' one-act precursor to The Glass Menagerie.

Linked From Playbill at 05:58PM

How To Succeed… 2011 Revival Cast Recording Review

By Samantha Dupler In 1962, Abe Burrows’ How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying won both the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize in Drama. This year, the current produ…

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Music, Matzo Ball Soup and a Monkey Lamp Light Up Phantom Star Sara Jean Ford's Life by Broadway.com

When you’re playing—and singing—the demanding female lead in Broadway’s longest running musical, backstage relaxation is a must. Broadway.com recently dropped by the …

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Theater Review | 'Civilization (All You Can Eat): This Porker Has a Beef With the World by Rachel Saltz

In Jason Grote’s “Civilization (All You Can Eat)” at Here, a group of interconnected characters tackle some big questions of modern culture.

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The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Breaking News Casting Announced for ‘Relatively Speaking’ Comedies by Woody Allen, Elaine May and Ethan Coen ArtsBeat Blog/N…

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Patrick Mulvey to Replace Will Chase in BILLY ELLIOT, 7/15

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Patrick Mulvey will join the cast of t…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:18PM

Raúl Esparza to Offer July 13 Master Class in Musical Theater by Dan Bacalzo

Four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza will offer a musical theater master class at the Davenport Studio in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, July 13 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. He …

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Great Leaders on Broadway by Damian Bazadona

This past May marked the 10 year anniversary since Situation Interactive was officially founded.  Over the past ten years, I’ve had the great pleasure to work on hundreds of live entertai…

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The Book of Mormon: Selling Price vs. Face Value by Dylan Silverman (SeatGeek)

A data-driven analysis that compares the face values of The Book of Mormon tickets to the resale prices on the secondary market.

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PHOTO CALL: Ben Rappaport, Lisa Emery, Daniel Jenkins Explore the Sex Lives of Our Parents at Second Stage Uptown by Krissie Fullerton

The world premiere of Michael Mitnick's Sex Lives of Our Parents, a play about the gap between parents and children featuring "Outsourced" actor Ben Rappaport, opens June 22 fo…

Linked From Playbill at 05:02PM

Tickets Now Available for Sleep No More, Spooky Interactive Takeoff on Macbeth by Broadway.com

Tickets are now available for Punchdrunk's acclaimed theatrical experience Sleep No More. The British theater company has transformed the McKittrick Hotel in New York City's Chelsea …

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/22/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 62211.

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On Letting Her Have It by Chloe Veltman

It's been an interesting couple of weeks for impassioned feedback on pieces I've written about various arts events in the Bay Area. The variety of approaches and fury-levels prompts me to cr…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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‪Jesus Christ Superstar | "Pilate's Dream" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival‬ by Stratfordfestival

‪Jesus Christ Superstar | "Pilate's Dream" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival‬ Featuring Brent Carver as Pontius Pilate. Jesus Christ Superstar is just one of 12 ma…

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‪Jesus Christ Superstar | "Don't Know How to Love Him" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival‬ by Stratfordfestival

‪Jesus Christ Superstar | "Don't Know How to Love Him" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival‬ Featuring Chilina Kennedy (Mary Magdalene), Paul Nolan (Jesus) and Josh Yo…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 363: Ellen McLaughlin by Adam

Ellen McLaughlin Hometown: I was born in Boston, MA, then spent a few years in California where my father was at Stanford, but grew up mostly in DC, where my father taught at American Unive…

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Director Debbie Allen Does the Twist At Pasadena Playhouse by Darlene Donloe

It’s 11:30 in the morning and Debbie Allen is dancing from one end of the rehearsal hall to the other with two young actresses who probably aren’t old enough to remember her as Lydia G…

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‪Jesus Christ Superstar | "King Herod's Song" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival‬ by Stratfordfestival

‪Jesus Christ Superstar | "King Herod's Song" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival‬ Featuring Bruce Dow (King Herod) and Paul Nolan (Jesus) with members of the company…

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Participation by Noreply@blogger.com (scott Walters)

In a section entitled "Participation" in And Then, You Act: Making Art in an Unpredictable World, Anne Bogart writes: In our present climate, it is more useful to look for participants rathe…

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An inside look at a rebellious outsider by Christopher Muther, Globe Staff

NEW YORK — I’ve never cried in a museum before. Museums are for languid strolling while gazing, often, at lovely objects. But the experience inside the sprawling maze of gowns at…

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Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Alliance Honors Busch, Halston, Rannells & More! by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, presented the inaugural Off Broadway Alliance Awards Rece…

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Cause Celebrè Announces Complete Casting for The Pretty Trap by Andy Propst

Cause Celebrè has announced complete casting for Tennessee Williams' The Pretty Trap, to run August 2-21 at The Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row. Antony Marseillis will direct. …

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Connection, Emotion Missing Between Stories Of 'Making Up The Truth'

Whether writing for print or for the ear, journalist and radio raconteur Jack Hitt has a genial style of storytelling. Whether it's a piece of investigative reporting or a slice-of-life sket…

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2011 Tony Award Red Carpet: Rob Ashford by Theatermania

2011 Tony Award Red Carpet: Rob Ashford Tony Nominated director/choreographer Rob Ashford talks about adjusting "Brotherhood of Man" from 'How to Suceed in Business Without Re…

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WICKED Music: Percussion by Officialwicked

WICKED Music: Percussion This special musical edition of Behind the Emerald Curtain explores the percussion of WICKED. See how the magical sounds of Oz are created by a variety of percussi…

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SISTER ACT’s CHESTER GREGORY Shines at the New Cabaret Series, BROADWAY RHYTHM and BOOZE by Admin

SISTER ACT’s resident heartthrob CHESTER GREGORY joined Alysha Umphress and Brandon Victor Dixon as they headlined Broadway Rhythm and Booze on June 20. The new cabaret series rocked t…

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Highlights From Jesus Christ Superstar at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Des McAnuff, two-time Tony winner and current artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, directs Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar in…

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2011 Tony Award Red Carpet: Frank Abignail Jr. by Theatermania

2011 Tony Award Red Carpet: Frank Abignail Jr. The real Frank Abignail Jr. -- who's life story inspired Broadway's 'Catch Me If You Can' -- talks about his relationship to t…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Diana DeGarmo and the Cast of 9 to 5 Arrive in Kansas City (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

“American Idol” alum Diana DeGarmo currently stars as Miss Doralee Rhodes in the national tour of Dolly Parton’s musical 9 to 5. Here, members of the cast say hello to the …

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Last Weekend For Arts & Ideas Festival

The 16th Annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas concludes Saturday, June 25. For more information: http://www.artidea.org.

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"Treasures of New York: Lincoln Center with Patti LuPone" to Air On NYC-Metro PBS by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning actress Patti LuPone will give New York-area residents an insider's look at Lincoln Center in "Treasures of New York," which will debut on PBS July 14.

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2011 Tony Award Red Carpet: George C. Wolfe by Theatermania

2011 Tony Award Red Carpet: George C. Wolfe Director George C. Wolfe talks about the overwhelming response to the Broadway production of 'The Normal Heart' and the fun of going to t…

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Jeff Garlin: 'Monty Python changed my life'

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star says British comedy was his touchstone. Now he's about to try out his mix of personal pathos and vulgarity on audiences here. He just hopes they get him'If you …

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Photo Coverage: Christian Siriano et al. Host Benefit for Rosie's Theater Kids by Monica Simoes

The Junior Board of Rosie's Theater Kids presented A Night at the Vault Benefit Gala at The Vault at Pfaff's on last night, June 21. Honorary Hosts include Project Runway's Christina Siriano…

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Broadway one-acts book cast

Legit News: Kavner, Guttenberg set for 'Speaking' -- Julie Kavner, Steve Guttenberg and Marlo Thomas are among the thesps signed up for "Relatively Speaking," the trio of one-acts that opens…

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Bonnie and Clyde Takes Aim at Schoenfeld Theatre for December Broadway Opening by Kenneth Jones

The producers of Bonnie and Clyde, the new rockabilly-and-blues-infused musical about the Depression-era American outlaws, are targeting Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for a Decemb…

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Daniel Radcliffe, Rose Hemingway & John Larroquette to Unveil HOW TO SUCCEED Window Display at Lord & Taylor, 6/23

Lord amp Taylor will host HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING stars Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette and Rose Hemingway outside the store on Fifth Avenue to unveil the musical…

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Daytime Soap's Eileen Fulton Joins 'My Fair Lady' Cast At UConn

Michael Wilson Receives Send-Off at Hartford StageEileen Fulton , who portrayed Lisa Miller Grimaldi on TV's "As the World Turns" for almost 50 years, will play Mrs. Higgins in the Connec…

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Julie Taymor Talks TITUS, LION KING and Doing What Film Can't

Julie Taymor recently made an appearance at theLA Film Festival, where she chatted about evrything from The Lion King to The Tempest, Titus, and more, according to LA Weekly. On the violence…

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Photo Flash: Muny's LEGALLY BLONDE Production Photos!

The MUNY's production of Legally Blonde The Musical opened June 20 and runs through June 26. Marc Bruni and Rusty Mowery are recreating the original Broadway direction and choreography by Je…

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Joseph Calleja, Renee Fleming, Zubin Mehta Set for July 28 LIVE FROM JERUSALEM Concert by Brian Scott Lipton

Opera stars Renee Fleming and Joseph Calleja will join Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for LIVE FROM JERUSALEM, which will be broadcast in nearly 500 movie theaters nationw…

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Broadway Newcomer Patrick Mulvey to Join Billy Elliot as Big Brother Tony by Broadway.com

Patrick Mulvey will join the Broadway company of Billy Elliot on July 15 as Tony, the title character's older brother. He takes over the role from Will Chase, who will play his final per…

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Ari Graynor, Marlo Thomas, Danny Hoch et al. Lead Allen, Coen & May's RELATIVELY SPEAKING on Broadway!

Producers Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson have announced that Caroline Aaron, Bill Army, Lisa Emery, Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Fred Melamed, Grant Shaud a…

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Behind-the-Scenes of West End Live in Trafalgar Square (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

West End Live, presented by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre in association with MasterCard, is the annual free event that showcases the best of West End theatre an…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Patrick Mulvey Will Succeed Will Chase In Broadway's Billy Elliot by Andrew Gans

Patrick Mulvey, who was the original Tony in the Chicago production of Billy Elliot the Musical, will step into that role in the Broadway production of the Tony-winning musical beginning Jul…

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National Asian American Theater Festival: Krystal’s Vlog #3 by Krystal Banzon

Day 2 was our first full day of sessions and by the end of the day I was exhausted!  I argued with elders that I embraced afterwards. I was happy, hopeful, hopeless, frustrated, and scare…

Linked From LA STAGE Times at 02:53PM

Win a Free Copy of Alfie Boe's BRING HIM HOME CD!

Renowned English tenor Alfie Boe released his latest musical endeavor on March 1st, titled Bring Him Home in homage to the iconic song from the role that first launched his career. The recor…

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Frenchie Davis Performs "Like a Prayer" on "The Voice" (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Former Rent star Frenchie Davis performed Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” on the June 21 episode of “The Voice.” Davis is one of the final eight left in the competiti…

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Sandy Duncan, Autumn Hurlbert, Laurence Lau, et al. to Star in Theatre Aspen's Becky's New Car by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Sandy Duncan will star in Theatre Aspen's production of Becky's New Car, written by Steven Dietz. Kate Powers will direct the play in the brand new Hurst Theatre…

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Patrick Mulvey to Replace Will Chase in Broadway's Billy Elliot by Dan Bacalzo

Patrick Mulvey will take over the role of Tony in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot, at the Imperial Theatre, beginning with the Friday, July 15 performance. He replaces Will Chase, wh…

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It’s Not Where You Start… by Westport Country Playhouse

by Patricia BlaufussPublic Relations ManagerJune 22, 2011I began working at Westport Country Playhouse in the summer of 1985, replacing the assistant marketing director.  The young assi…

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Jack Hitt's New Haven Festival Show Extends to Saturday

Jack Hitt's new solo show, "Making Up the Truth," has been extended at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven. The show, presented at Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II (222 …

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Cheap "Tiger" Tix by Rob Weinert-Kendt

This may be an unconventional use of my blog, but it's come to my attention that a friend has a block of good orchestra seats for this coming Saturday night's performance (June 25 at 8 pm) o…

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Lend Me a Tenor opens in West End by Luke

Chaotic comedy abounds in West End’s latest offering, Lend Me a Tenor, The Musical, which opened on June 15 at the Gielgud Theatre, the same stage where the play by Ken Ludwig made its deb…

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Tony Nominees: Making Sister Act by Theatermania

Tony Nominees: Making Sister Act Tony Award nominees Patina Miller, Victoria Clark, Douglas Carter Beane, and Cheri Steinkellner discuss the creation of the hit musical Sister Act. From: th…

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Chad Deity Playwright Kristoffer Diaz Is Inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellow by Adam Hetrick

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity playwright Kristoffer Diaz has been named the inaugural recipient of the Public Theater's Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship.

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Relatively Speaking Will Play the Atkinson; Initial Casting Announced by Andrew Gans

Caroline Aaron, Bill Army, Lisa Emery, Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Fred Melamed, Grant Shaud and Marlo Thomas will star in Broadway's Relatively Speaking, th…

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Belongings – review by Michael Billington

Trafalgar Studio, LondonWomen are currently making the running in the new writing stakes. Confirmation comes with the transfer from Hampstead Downstairs to the West End of this play from Mor…

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The Container – review by Elisabeth Mahoney

Chapter, CardiffClare Bayley's powerful 2007 play, performed in a 40ft shipping container and revived for Refugee Week, is one you are glad to flee when it ends. A deliberately gruelling and…

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Dream Story – review by Brian Logan

Gate, LondonFreud isn't so fashionable these days, but you can see what once made his ideas compelling. Arthur Schnitzler's Dream Story (which Kubrick filmed as Eyes Wide Shut) is Freud's th…

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See Zarkana’s Clowns Savor Their Namesake Sundae at Serendipity 3 by Broadway.com

Three residents of the weird, wonderful world of Zarkana, the latest epic spectacular from Cirque du Soleil, were enticed away from their home at Radio City Music Hall by a delicious dessert…

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BWW Discounts: Save on Tickets to see the New Cast of RENT at New World Stages! by Contests

BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to save on tickets when RENT returns to the stage in three weeks Come out and see the new cast at New World Stages

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Patrick Mulvey to Join the Cast of BILLY ELLIOT, 7/10

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Patrick Mulvey will join the cast of t…

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Sandy Duncan to Star in Theatre Aspen's Becky's New Car by Dan Bacalzo

Emmy- and Tony-nominee Sandy Duncan will star in Theatre Aspen's production of Becky's New Car, written by Steven Dietz. Kate Powers will direct the play in the brand new Hurst The…

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nytheatre.com Reviews Savior & Captain Moonbeam by Jamespeak

Wow, that was fast. We just opened the double-bill of Savior & Captain Moonbeam and Lynchpin (featuring the animated short "The Confetti Myth") last night, and Ed Malin's review is already u…

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Steve Guttenberg, Marlo Thomas & More Headed to Broadway in Relatively Speaking by Broadway.com

Steve Guttenberg and Marlo Thomas will return Broadway in the forthcoming premiere of Relatively Speaking, a triple bill of one-act comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen. The pl…

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My Space: Sara Jean Ford of "The Phantom of the Opera" by Broadway.com

The leading lady of "Phantom" can't get by with out these dressing room essentials.

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Initial Casting Announced for Broadway's Relatively Speaking by Andrew Gans

Caroline Aaron, Bill Army, Lisa Emery, Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Fred Melamed, Grant Shaud and Marlo Thomas will star in Broadway's Relatively Speaking, th…

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PHOTO CALL: Daisy Eagan, Jackie Hoffman, Emily Bergl and More Present A Night of A Thousand Judys by Krissie Fullerton

The special 7 PM tribute to all things Judy Garland, featuring Hoffman, Eagan and more, was part of Justin Sayre's ongoing satirical series "The Meeting*," which benefits the A…

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Zayd Dohrn's Outside People to Play Vineyard Theatre in December by Andy Propst

Zayd Dohrn's Outside People has been added to the Vineyard Theatre's 2011-2012 season, with performances scheduled to begin in December. Evan Cabnet will direct the piece, which w…

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Steve Guttenberg, Julie Kavner, Marlo Thomas, et al. Set for Relatively Speaking, to Play Broadway's Brooks Atkinson by Andy Propst

Preliminary casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Relatively Speaking, the previously reportedtrio of comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen. John Turturro i…

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Baby It's Katy Perry - "Firework" by Babyitsyoubway

Baby It's Katy Perry - "Firework" The ladies of BABY IT'S YOU! sing "Firework" by Katy Perry For more information on Baby It's You, please visit http://baby…

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Le Cid, Opéra de Marseille

Despite the fuss surrounding Marseille's opera house – Frédéric Mitterrand, arts minister, outraged locals by suggesting the house merge with Avignon – this staging was hardly a victor…

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Side Effects, Lucille Lortel Theatre, NY

This play examines the course of a marriage in a succession of scenes that are less like conversations and more like rounds in a welterweight fight

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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Version 2.0) by Lizwollman

The last time I weighed in on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, it was being griped about in the press daily, and actors were being gravely injured on a regular basis. Glitches in the flying se…

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2011 Drama Desk Winners Backstage by Theatermania

2011 Drama Desk Winners Backstage Drama Desk Award winners Norbert Leo Butz, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, John Larroquette, and Joe Mantello share their reactions. From: theatermania Vie…

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Treasures of New York: Lincoln Center With Patti LuPone to Air in July by Brian Scott Lipton

The documentary, Treasures of New York: Lincoln Center With Patti LuPone, will air on WNET THIRTEEN on Thursday, July 14 at 8pm and Thursday, July 28 at 7pm on WLIW 21. The show will featur…

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Review: Fifth of July (Infamous Commonwealth Theatre) by Jason Rost

Infamous Commonwealth Theatre creates a faithful revival of heartfelt a Lanford Wilson classic. Recommended.

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Second Act for New Chief of Festival by Christopher Wallenberg

This season marks the start of Jenny Gersten’s second act at Williamstown Theater Festival, where she got her start.

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ArtsBeat: Casting Announced for 'Relatively Speaking' Comedies by Woody Allen, Elaine May and Ethan Coen by Dave Itzkoff

The ensemble cast will feature Steve Guttenberg, Julie Kavner, Marlo Thomas, Caroline Allen, Ari Graynor, Danny Hoch, Fred Melamed, Grant Shaud, Lisa Emery and Bill Army.

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PHOTO CALL: Brandon Victor Dixon, Chester Gregory and Alysha Umphress Offer Broadway Rhythm and Booze by Krissie Fullerton

Broadway Rhythm and Booze, a new cabaret series created as a platform to "highlight the soulful talents of the Broadway community," played Tillman's Bar & Lounge June 20. A…

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2011 Drama Desk Red Carpet: Advice to Nominees by Theatermania

2011 Drama Desk Red Carpet: Advice to Nominees Laura Benanti, Norbert Leo Butz, Jonathan Groff, Lily Rabe and more give advice to Drama Desk Award nominees for the big night. From: theaterm…

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Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Bill T Jones, et al. Featured in The Kitchen's View From a Volcano Exhibition by Dan Bacalzo

As part of The Kitchen's 40th anniversary season, the multi-purpose art space will present the exhibition, The View from a Volcano: The Kitchen's Soho Years, 1971-85, which will op…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Composer Peter Maxwell Davies has called for people who use mobiles during performances to be fined. What would your punishment of choice be?

The Master of the Queen's Music suggests the funds raised could go to the Musicians' Benevolent Fund

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BWW Jr Presents: SUMMER FLASH Part II! by Erin Leigh Peck

The Best Bets for Kids and Family Theatre this Summer againLast week I shared some of my favorite summer offerings for Kids and Families looking for a little relaxation, entertainment and ye…

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News: Gypsy with Rosemary Ashe Cancelled at Landor

The Landor Theatre summer run of bad luck with received productions continues with the cancellation of another musical, Gyspy, which was due to run from 2 to 27 August 2011, starring Rosemar…

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Daniel Gerroll, Stephen Yoakam, Dearbhla Molloy, Peter Michael Goetz and More Set for Guthrie Season by Andrew Gans

The Guthrie Theater has announced initial casting for its three fall productions, which include Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (Sept. 10-Nov. 5 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage), Nobe…

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PHOTO CALL: Shrek, With Nigel Lindsay and Amanda Holden, in London by Krissie Fullerton

Shrek the Musical, originally produced on Broadway in 2008 and now on a U.S. national tour, officially opened at the West End's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, featuring Nigel Lindsay, Amanda…

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Norbert Leo Butz Dedicates Tony Award to His CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Cast

Last week, Norbert Leo Butz took a moment during the CATCH ME IF YOU CAN curtain call to thank the company for all of their support and assistance in helping him deliver his Tony-winning per…

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Megan Mullally to Return to NBC's Parks & Recreation by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Megan Mullally will make another guest appearance on NBC's sitcom Parks & Recreation during the show's upcoming fourth season, according to TVGuide.com. …

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Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette, Rose Hemingway to Unveil Lord & Taylor's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Windows by Dan Bacalzo

Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette, and Rose Hemingway, who star in the Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will help unveil Lord and Taylor's windo…

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Tales of San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle's fictional serial "Tales of the City" about social life in the city spawned a series of popular novels, a television show, and now a new stage musical based on t…

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More tred on the 'Northwest Highway' by Chris Jones

The hit Gift Theatre production of William Nedved's "Northwest Highway" has been extended. The show, staged in and concerned with the Chicago neighborhood of Jefferson Park, now plays throug…

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Off-Bway Review: THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY at the Atlantic by Tim

Atlantic Theater Company is an Off-Broadway not- for-profit theater, whose mission is “to produce great plays simply and truthfully utilizing an artistic ensemble.” The company w…

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Baby It's Rihanna - "Only Girl" by Babyitsyoubway

Baby It's Rihanna - "Only Girl" The ladies of BABY IT'S YOU! sing "Only Girl" by Rihanna For more information on BABY IT'S YOU!, please visit http://babyits…

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Catch Me If You Can CD Signing and Performance on Tap, Featuring Aaron Tveit and Norbert Leo Butz by Broadway.com

Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler and Tom Wopat will perform numbers from Catch Me If You Can and sign copies of the original cast recording on June 28 at the Eeast 86t…

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Photo Coverage: Serendipity 3 Celebrates ZARKANA with Custom Sundae

To celebrate the World Premiere of Zarkana, the major new acrobatic spectacle from Cirque du Soleil at Radio City Music Hall, Serendipity 3 has created the unique and over-the-top Zarkana Su…

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Daniel Gerroll, Dearbhla Molloy, Stephen Yoakam et al. Set for Guthrie Theater in Fall 2011 by Dan Bacalzo

The Guthrie Theater has announced partial casting for its three Fall 2011 productions. British theater, television and film actor Daniel Gerroll will star as Benedick opposite the previousl…

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Performs Songs & Signs CDs at Barnes & Noble

On June 28th there will be an in-Store Performance for Catch Me If You Can' Original Broadway Cast Recording, via Ghostlight Records

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LCT3 Hit Play 4000 Miles Extends and Will Get Off-Broadway Transfer by Broadway.com

Lincoln Center Theater has announced an extension and future off-Broadway transfer for Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, a production of the the company's LCT3 development program. Directed…

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Harold Prince Defines a Career Through ‘Prince on Broadway’ by Joshua Harrington

Harold Prince is a verifiable institution on Broadway. The accolades bestowed upon him are sizable to say the least — winner of 21 Tony Awards, more than anyone else, a National Medal …

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Eyes of Babylon

Jeff Key is a brave and creative man. Not only is he a Vet. He is a poet about his experience not only in Iraq but everywhere in his life. And this flies in the face of his looks. He i…

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Perfect gift for the grad by NYTE Small Press

I have always felt that our anthologies are the perfect gift for the graduate.  If they have just finished high school and are entering college with an interest in theatre, our books gi…

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Vineyard Theatre and Naked Angels to Co-Produce Zayd Dohrn's Outside People by Broadway.com

The Vineyard Theatre and Naked Angels will co-produce the world premiere of Zayd Dohrn's Outside People. Evan Cabnet will direct the production, which will begin performances at the Vine…

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Catch Me If You Can Stars Set for June 28 CD Event at Barnes & Noble by Andy Propst

Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Tom Wopat and Kerry Butler of Catch Me If You Can, will celebrate the release of the show's cast recording of the show with a three-song performance, foll…

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News: Musicals Cast: Sister Act Tour, Crazy for You

Casting has been announced for the upcoming tour of Sister Act, which will feature Coronation Street’s Denise Black as Mother Superior, Brookside's Michael Starke as Monsignor O’…

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Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles Extends and Announces 2012 Off-Broadway Return by Adam Hetrick

The LCT3 production of Amy Herzog's world-premiere play 4000 Miles, which opened to strong critical notices June 20, will extend its current run through July 9 at the Duke on 42nd Street…

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BWW Reviews: The Muny Kicks Summer Season with Breezy and Fun LEGALLY BLOND by Harrison Kaplan

For those who haven't seen the film or the musical verion of LEGALLY BLOND, the plot revolves around a rich Malibu Barbie, who comes complete with an ever-present pink ensemble, named Elle W…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles Extends Through July 9; Will Transfer to Newhouse Theater in Spring 2012 by Andy Propst

Lincoln Center Theater has extended Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles. The production, directed by Daniel Aukin, will now run through July 9 at The Duke on 42nd Street. In addition, the theater…

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Michael Wilson Tribute Brings Out Tears, Laughs and Stars

Betty Buckley sang "Meadowlark." Penny Fuller performed "Infinite Joy." Elizabeth Ashley, well, was Elizabeth Ashley. And Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffrey Roberson) gave just the right sass ca…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Butterflies Are Back What was going on my with stomach? It couldn't be hunger because I ate before rehearsal. A stomach cramp? Ohhhhhh....it was nervous butterflies. I remember those. I…

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LCT3's 4000 MILES Gets Extended Through July 9; To Re-Open in Spring 2012!

Lincoln Center Theater under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer has announced that it will extend the run of LCT3's critically acclaime…

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On Stage: The Ultimate Broadway Gypsy

The theater community's gypsies gathered together for the annual Broadway Bares benefit Sunday night. NY1's Frank DiLella caught up with one of them - Broadway vet Rachelle Rak.

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Zayd Dohrn's Outside People Will Be Co-Produced by Vineyard and Naked Angels in 2011-12 by Kenneth Jones

The leaders of Vineyard Theatre and Naked Angels announced that they will co-produce the world premiere of Zayd Dohrn's Beijing-set comedy Outside People, directed by Evan Cabnet, at The…

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Dodgers Take FAT CAMP to Playhouse Square Page to Stage Workshop in July

This July, PlayhouseSquare returns to collaborating with acclaimed New York based producing agency The Dodgers an association that has spanned nearly 30 years - starting with country poprock…

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COMPANY Gets Extended Movie Screening Run Nationwide Thru June 26

Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, announced additional, extended dates for its limited presentation of the New York Philharmonic's critically acclaimed, all-star rev…

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Jim Dale, Lillias White, Euan Morton, Liliane Montevecchi to Perform at O'Neill Cabaret Conference by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Jim Dale and Lillias White will perform solo evenings of song during the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2011 Cabaret and Performance Conference.

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Kristoffer Diaz Receives Inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship by Dan Bacalzo

Playwright Kristoffer Diaz has been named as the first recipient of The Public Theater's Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship. During the one-year fellowship, The Public will serve as an ar…

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Evan Cabnet to Direct Zayd Dohrn's Outside People Off-Broadway by Andy Propst

Zayd Dohrn's Outside People has been added to the Vineyard Theatre's 2011-2012 season. Evan Cabnet will direct the piece, which will be a co-production with Naked Angels. Outside…

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:38PM

Count on Spider-Man Spoofs to Keep Coming. . . by Elyse Sommer

Not tired of the  gennius Tiger Woman who kept Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark in previews for  seven months?  Missed Law & Order's  killer   take-off&nbs…

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FRINGE: When a Good Con Leaves More Than He Takes by Joy Nash

It’s not every day you meet a bodybuilding criminal from France who desperately wants to get into your pants. I was 22 and studying abroad in Europe, desperate to have an adventure, and …

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STAGE TUBE: Reeve Carney for Givenik and the Partnership for the Homeless

Givenik.com recently launched the Givenik Ambassadors program. Through the website as part of the program, cast members of hit shows are able to discuss the causes and charities they support…

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Sally Struthers to Star in 3-D Theatricals' ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, 7/15-31

Stage and screen star Sally Struthers is set to direct and star in 3D Theatricals' Always Patsy Cline. The production will open July 15 and run through July 31. Struthers will play Louise Se…

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STAGE TUBE: Frenchie Davis Sings Madonna on THE VOICE

On this week's episode of NBC's new reality singing competition, 'The Voice,' ex-'American Idol' contestant and Broadway veteran Frenchie Davis got the chance to perform at the Semi-Finals. …

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Givenik Ambassador and Spider-Man Star Reeve Carney Supports Partnership for the Homeless (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Reeve Carney is not only the star of the new Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, but he is also a star in the eyes of the Partnership for the Homeless and is reaching out for supp…

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Ray Abruzzo to Star in Open Fist's Quake by Bethany Rickwald

Ray Abruzzo is set to head up the cast of D. Tucker Smith's Quake at the Open Fist Theatre, July 13-August 27. The production will be directed by Smith with Anjali Bhimani. Quake is t…

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Scarlett Johansson, Hal David, Kate Winslet, Richard Burton Are Hollywood Walk of Fame Recipients by Andrew Gans

The Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced the new group of entertainment professionals who have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fa…

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PHOTO FLASH: Paige Davis Kicks Off Operation Backpack Campaign by David Gordon

Stage and screen star Paige Davis joined participants from the Volunteers of America -- Greater New York and the Girl Scouts to kick off the Operation Backpack campaign, which begins June 27…

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Open-air theatre: some things just taste better outdoors | John M Morrison by John M Morrison

Whether it's helicopters rumbling overhead or actors losing their inhibitions, open-air performances offer the thrilling – and entirely theatrical – sense that anything can happenLike fo…

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Blog: Jo Caird: Funding the Young

These days most higher education institutions are wise to the importance of creative entrepreneurship. Through being encouraged to form companies, write and devise their own work, take produ…

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Jon Spelman to Perform Tales of the Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in July by Dan Bacalzo

Storyteller Jon Spelman will perform the one-man show Tales of the Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, July 2 and 3 at 10:30am and 11:30am. This 30-minute program, appropriate for ages six and …

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Glee Star Matthew Morrison Will Make Babies on the Big Screen in What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Broadway.com

Broadway vet, Glee star and recording artist Matthew Morrison is headed to the big screen in a film adaptation of What to Expect When You’re Expecting directed by Kirk Jones, according…

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Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman to Join Catch Me If You Can Cast at Barnes and Noble by Adam Hetrick

Catch Me If You Can songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will join Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit for a special performance and signing of the original Broadway cas…

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Gregory Jbara to Host Jimmy Awards; Harvey Fierstein, Nikki M. James, Aaron Tveit Are Presenters by Andrew Gans

Billy Elliot Tony Award winner Gregory Jbara will host the 3rd annual National High School Musical Theater Awards - "The Jimmy Awards" - June 27 at 7:30 PM at the Minskoff Theatre.

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Betty Buckley to Hold Song and Monologue Workshop in NYC, 7/25

The Legendary Broadway star, actresssinger Betty Buckley will offer a special four day Song Interpretation, Scene and Monologue Workshop beginning July 25. The Tony winner will assist aspiri…

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Ma-Yi Theater Season Has World Premiere of Sugar House, a Spin on "Hansel and Gretel" by Kenneth Jones

The cast of the fall world premiere of The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness, a fractured adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel," was announced by Off-Broad…

Linked From Playbill at 12:04PM

Broadway Bares 21: Masterpiece: Record-Setting Fun by Jk

WARNING!  SOME PICTURES ARE NOT WORK SAFE!Congratulations to producer/creator Jerry Mitchell, director Josh Rhodes and everyone involved onstage and behind the scenes at Broad…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Gregory Jbara Will Host Jimmy Awards; Presenters Include Harvey Fierstein, Nikki M. James, Aaron Tveit by Andrew Gans

Billy Elliot Tony Award winner Gregory Jbara will host the 3rd annual National High School Musical Theater Awards - "The Jimmy Awards" - June 27 at 7:30 PM at the Minskoff Theatre.

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Harvey Fierstein, Nikki M. James, Gregory Jbara, et al. Set for National High School Musical Theater Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Gregory Jbara will host the third annual National High School Musical Theater Awards, to be presented at the Minskoff Theatre on Monday, June 27 at 7:30pm. Presenters will…

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On Stage: Broadway Cares

The theater community's gypsies gathered together for the annual Broadway Bares benefit Sunday night. NY1's Frank DiLella caught up with one of them - Broadway vet Rachelle Rak.

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Fringe: The Momo Live Show — The Mime Speaks by Momo Casablanca

I am a former clown with Cirque Du Soleil and am embarking on my first solo touring show, which is directed by Sebastien Stella, choreographer of Water For Elephants and Judy Moody. READ M…

Linked From LA STAGE Times at 11:52AM

Tony Winner Betty Buckley Will Offer Manhattan Workshop in July by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Betty Buckley will offer a four-day Song Interpretation, Scene and Monologue Workshop in Manhattan beginning July 25.

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Hear ‘The Voice’ Contestant Frenchie Davis Reach for the Heavens (and the Finals!) With Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ by Broadway.com

On the June 21 episode of The Voice, Broadway vet Frenchie Davis brought the house down with Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ in her bid to become a finalist on the NBC singing co…

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Watch Adam Jacobs, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and the Cast of Seattle's Aladdin Preview New Song by Broadway.com

Disney's Aladdin is readying to soar into Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre on July 7, and while fans can expect to hear the classic tunes from the animated Disney movie, the production w…

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Danielle Hope on Jumping from Reality TV to the Lead in London's The Wizard of Oz by Matt Wolf

Nineteen-year-old Danielle Hope is the latest performer to have landed a starring role in a big-budget West End musical via reality TV. Hope won out over some 9,000 girls to become “th…

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Tommy Tune, Aaron Tveit, et al. to Present at High School Musical Theatre Awards, 6/27

Tony Award-winner Gregory Jbara will host the 3rd annual National High School Musical Theater Awards - The Jimmy Awards - on Monday, June 27th at 730pm at the Minskoff Theatre 200 W 45th St.…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:48AM

Jason Patric Signs on For FX's POWERS Pilot

According to Deadline.com, Broadway veteran Jason Patric is set to star in FX's new pilot, 'Powers.' The series is based on a graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, a…

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Company Film to Have Additional Screenings in June by Dan Bacalzo

The New York Philharmonic's concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, which as previously reported will be shown in select movie theaters beginning June …

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:47AM

Scott Foley to Join Cast of HBO's True Blood by Andy Propst

Scott Foley will join the cast of HBO's True Blood during the series' fourth season, according to a report on TVLine.com. Foley currently plays Henry Burton on ABC's Grey&a…

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New York Philharmonic's Company to Have Additional Screenings June 23-26 by Dan Bacalzo

The New York Philharmonic's concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, which as previously reported will be shown in select movie theaters beginning June …

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:38AM

PHOTO FLASH: Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Tom Jones, Andrew Rannells, et al. at the Inagural Off-Broadway Alliance Awards by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, June 21, the first annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions, were presented at Sardi's. NEWSical the Musical: Fu…

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The Dodgers to Develop Musical Fat Camp at PlayhouseSquare by Adam Hetrick

Fat Camp, the musical by Randy Blair, Timothy Michael Drucker and Matthew roi Berger, will receive a developmental production at Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare under the eye of the Tony-win…

Linked From Playbill at 11:29AM

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Cast to Perform at Barnes and Noble, 6/28

Cast members from CATCH ME IF YOU CAN including Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Tom Wopat, and Kerry Butler will make an appearance at the Upper East Side Barnes amp Noble for a performance a…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:28AM

Richard Burton, Hal David, Patricia Heaton, Scarlett Johansson, et al. to Be 2012 Walk of Fame Honorees by Dan Bacalzo

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2012 Walk of Fame honorees. Among the artists to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be Tony Award winner Scarlett Johansso…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:27AM

Sally Struthers Will Direct and Star in 3D Theatricals' Always Patsy Cline by Michael Gioia

Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers is set to direct and star in 3D Theatricals' production of Always Patsy Cline, beginning July 15 at California's Historic Plummer Auditoriu…

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Film of Company, With Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone, Extends Limited Run in Cinemas by Andrew Gans

The New York Philharmonic's concert version of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, which arrived in movie theatres nationwide June 15, has extended its limited engageme…

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Theater Stuntz by Rob Weinert-Kendt

There's a lot of Shakespeare coming our way this summer--more than the usual Central Park fare, what with Lincoln Center importing the Royal Shakes for a four-show rep next month.But a quick…

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PHOTO FLASH:Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Tom Jones, Andrew Rannells, et al. at the Inagural Off-Broadway Alliance Awards by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, June 21, the first annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions, were presented at Sardi's. NEWSical the Musical: Fu…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:17AM

Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Previews Season Three and Pitches a Funny Girl Revival Starring Rachel Berry by Broadway.com

Glee creator Ryan Murphy believes in his characters so much, he’s dreaming of a Funny Girl revival that would give top billing to Lea Michele’s fictional alter ego. “I keep…

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Show Time | GAME Records and Lyrics | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratfordfestival

Show Time | GAME Records and Lyrics | Stratford Shakespeare Festival With lyrics so you can sing along to "Show Time", or even create your own! Free ringtone: http://www.stratfo…

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PHOTO CALL: Lisa Howard, D.B. Bonds and Lauren Ashley Zakrin in Legally Blonde at the Muny by Lucas Lilieholm

Legally Blonde The Musical kicked off the summer 2011 season June 20 at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.

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Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Previews Season Three and Pitches a Funny Girl Revial Starring Rachel Berry by Broadway.com

Glee creator Ryan Murphy believes in his characters so much, he’s dreaming of a Funny Girl revival that would give top billing to Lea Michele’s fictional alter ego. “I keep…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Cynthia Erivo, Denise Black & Michael Starke Lead SISTER ACT UK Tour; Opens Sept. 29 at Manchester Opera House

Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment have announced full details and casting for the first ever UK amp Ireland tour of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, which will open at the …

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Sing Out, Spidey! The Legend of Julie Taymor Comes To Fringe NYC

THE LEGEND OF JULIE TAYMOR, or The Musical That Killed Everybody will get its world premiere this August as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

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House Theatre of Chicago announces new season by Chris Jones

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced its 2011-12 season of original work. Here's the line-up: "Cyrano." A new take on the man with the big beak, adapted and directed by Matt Hawkins an…

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What I Learned from Creating 30 How-To Videos in 30 Days by Rebecca Coleman

Firstly: that I should have my head examined. But I’m getting ahead of myself. In April, I met, as I do, bi-monthly, with my amazing small business support group, SCTC. This wonderful …

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FORD'S PRESENTS "TALES OF THE LINCOLN" WITH STORYTELLER JON SPELMAN JULY 2 & 3, 2011 by Media Center

Washington, D.C.— Storyteller Jon Spelman takes to the Ford’s Theatre stage July 2 and 3, 2011, for a reprise of his popular one-man show Tales of the Lincoln. Explore the varied legends…

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Royal Court Theatre Announces Line-Up for Rough Cuts Series by Andy Propst

Royal Court Theatre has announced the works that will be presented as part of Rough Cuts, a regular mini season of short plays, experimental readings and works-in-progress, to run August 9-2…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:27AM

Rob Ashford, Tony Kushner, Larry Kramer, et al. Among New York Observer's "The New Power Gays: NYC's Top 50" by Andy Propst

The New York Observer has published its list of "The New Power Gays: NYC's Top 50." The theater professionals appearing on the list are director-choreographer Rob Ashford, p…

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John Guare (#325) - June, 2011 by American Theatre Wing

John Guare talks about his two Broadway plays of the past season: considering how the world has caught up with and changed audience responses to "The House of Blue Leaves" and which portion …

Linked From American Theatre Wing at 10:25AM

Jason Patric to Star in FX's Powers Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star Jason Patric will star in FX's drama pilot Powers, according to Deadline.com. The pilot is based upon Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's comic bo…

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Double Budget by Adam Thurman

It's important to remember what things actually cost, even if you're not paying some (or all) of those costs. During my early days I would keep two budgets for artistic events. One that refl…

Linked From Mission Paradox at 10:20AM

STAGE TUBE: Adam Jacobs, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, et al. Sing New ALADDIN Song!

In Seattle, Washington, 5th Avenue Theatre is preparing for the premiere of Disney's Aladdin, directed by Mormon's Casey Nicholaw. In the clip below, Brian Gonzalez, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ad…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:16AM

Ray Abruzzo Will Head Cast of Quake at Hollywood's Open Fist Theatre by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of D. Tucker Smith's Quake at the Open Fist Theatre in Hollywood.

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Jim Dale, Penny Fuller, Lillias White et al. Set for O'Neill Center Cabaret and Performance Conference by Dan Bacalzo

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced selections for this summer's Cabaret and Performance Conference, with public performances to run August 3-13. Featured solo perform…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:07AM

On being Fringe performer John Feffer by John Feffer

- John Feffer is a funny guy who is engaged in the somber business of writing and lecturing on foreign policy. But three years ago, he tried something new and stepped onto a Fringe stage wit…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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East Coast Premiere of Summer of Love, Starring Michele Lee, Begins June 22 at Ogunquit Playhouse by Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee Michele Lee stars in the East Coast premiere of Summer of Love, which begins performances June 22 at The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine.

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Casting Announced for Reading of Pushing Daisy by Andrew Gans

A reading of Pushing Daisy, part of the 2nd Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, will be presented June 23 at 2 PM at the Gene Frankel Theatre.

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Is New Musical Lysistrata Jones Headed to Broadway? by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

With "money" reviews from the New York Times and other publications in its gym bag, Off-Broadway's Lysistrata Jones — the pop-comic musical rewrite of Aristophanes' a…

Linked From Playbill at 09:42AM

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at West End Live with GHOST, ROCK OF AGES & More!

More than 20 world class shows took to the stage in Trafalgar Square this past weekend for the seventh West End LIVE. The annual free entertainment festival wass presented by Westminster Cit…

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With Friends Like These by Francis

As a bona-fide, pink-union-card-emblazoned, goldstar gay, you’d think I would be rushing breathlessly to About Face Theatre’s world premiere of Philip Dawkins’ The Homosexuals.  Well,…

Linked From From the Ledge at 09:37AM

U.K. Tour of Sister Act Will Be Led by Denise Black, Michael Starke and Cynthia Erivo by Mark Shenton

The cast of the first U.K. touring production of the Tony-nominated Sister Act will be led by Denise Black (best known for TV's Coronation Street) as Mother Superior, Michael Starke (TV&…

Linked From Playbill at 09:33AM

STAGE TUBE: First Look at BETTY BLUE EYES Performance HIghlights in the West End!

Everybody's been talking about the animatronic pig which cost a reported 100,000 for Cameron Mackintosh's new musical comedy BETTY BLUE EYES, based on the Handmade Film A PRIVATE FUNCTION by…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:32AM

David Davalos, Retta Blaney to Receive 2011 Lights Are Bright On Broadway Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Playwright David Davalos and journalist Retta Blaney are the recipients of 2011 "The Lights are Bright on Broadway" Awards, which are presented annually by Masterwork Productions, …

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:32AM

New Musical The Legend of Julie Taymor Will Play the New York International Fringe Festival by Andrew Gans

The Legend of Julie Taymor, or The Musical That Killed Everybody! will make its world premiere this August as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

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Post-Tony Bump (or not) by The Playgoer

Via Playbill, here are the Broadway box office stats for the week following the Tonys (June 13-19) for all shows either awarded, nominated, or seen on the broadcast. (With comparisons to pre…

Linked From The Playgoer at 09:21AM

The Play About My Dad by Theasy.com

59E59 Theatres, CollaborationTown, Off Off Broadway By Molly Marinik BOTTOM LINE: Smart storytelling to tell a sad story. When you hear about a natural disaster, you're usually privy…

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Feature: Dresser Up! by Iris Dobrian

Three Broadway dressers share their secrets to finding success and happiness in their jobs.

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Denise Black, Cynthia Erivo, Michael Starke, et al. Set for U.K. Tour of Sister Act by Andy Propst

Principal casting has been announced for a U.K. tour of the musical Sister Act, which will launch with an engagement at the Manchester Opera House running September 29 - October 15. Other t…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:03AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Emily Bergl, Matt Castle, Erin Davie, Daisy Eagan, et al. Set for June 27 Sondheim Unplugged by Andy Propst

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, June 27 at 7pm. Phil Geoffrey Bo…

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Before I wrote Bar War practical joke wars for Cheers I targeted radio stations by Ken Levine

Back in the days when one company didn’t own ten stations in the same market there was such a thing as “competition”. Especially in the ‘60s and ‘70s there were usually two rock …

Linked From Ken Levine at 08:54AM

A Full Embrace of "One Arm" by Jan Simpson

Tennessee Williams was my first great love in the theater. I discovered him when I was 13 and looking for a monologue to perform for my audition to the High School of Performing Arts. I did …

Linked From Broadway & Me at 08:52AM

Rumple Who? by Ted Ying

Today I bake, tomorrow I sew, And then off to Annapolis we will go What for?  To see the delightful production of Rumple Who?  That’s what for!  Bay Theatre has brought this cute family…

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Palestinian theatre stages first play without director Juliano Mer Khamis by Conal Urquhart

Freedom Theatre promises to carry on after the murder of Israeli-Palestinian director as students perform in JeninA pioneering community theatre that aimed to replace violence with drama in …

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Review: Batz

In an unnamed office, on a rainy morning, a man arrives for work, only to find that his computer won't turn on. After calling technical support, he starts rifling through his files and a cop…

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Review: Spaceship Alexandria

Spaceship Alexandria, an original feature presented in The Brick's Comic Book Theater Festival, is a library spaceship rock show set at the edge of the universe. The Comic Book Festival is a…

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Jim Dale, Lillias White Featured in Cabaret Conference at the O'Neill

Tony Award-winner Jim Dale (and the iconic voice of the Harry Potter audiobook series), Penny Fuller, Tony Award-winner, Lillias White and composer/singer Amanda McBroom will give in solo pe…

Linked From Hartford Courant at 08:35AM

LYSISTRATA JONES Headed to Broadway?

Michael Riedel reports in today's New York Post that the Off-Broadway hit musical LYSISTRATA JONES, which closes on Friday at the Judson Memorial Church is hoping to move to Broadway with a …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:20AM

A Question For You by Parabasis

By Isaac Butler Today and tomorrow, I will be up in the Catskills, working as a resident artist with the Exchange's Core Company, a group of college students and recent grads who have gather…

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anyone avail for a nonAEA production of Rent this summer?

anyone avail for a nonAEA production of Rent this summer?

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EXCLUSIVE: BONNIE & CLYDE to Hit Broadway's Schoenfield Theatre in December

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the new musical BONNIE AND CLYDE will open on Broadway this December at the Schoenfeld Theatre currently home to The Motherfker With the Hat. The producti…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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“Mom” with Ellis Wood by Maura Donohue

Ellis Wood will be performing her evening-length solo “Mom” at NYU/Tisch this Friday at 7:30. I’ve known Ellis since we both performed solos for DTW’s Fresh Tracks ba…

Linked From Culture Bot at 07:43AM

Soundcheck: Philosophy of The Shaggs - WNYC

The Shaggs are one of rock’s great outsider curiosities. A trio of sisters, pulled out of school by their father in the 1960s, their only release is generally thought of to be unlistenable…

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The real star of the Tony theatre awards? The British taxpayer | Samuel West

British culture is one of the most successful exports we have – so why is the coalition all-but silent about it?Last week in New York, War Horse and Jerusalem won six Tony awards between t…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:17AM

New Rabe for New Group

Legit News: Troupe sets 2011-12 season -- Off Broadway's New Group has lined up a 2011-12 season that includes a world preem by David Rabe ("Hurlyburly," "Streamers").

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'Devil' books Minetta Lane

Legit News: Play to open in August -- A team of commercial producers has targeted a summer opening at Off Broadway's Minetta Lane Theater for "Tricks the Devil Taught Me," a new play written…

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BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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The Matthew Morrison Story from Funny Or Die

Matt and his celebrity friends take a look back at how Matt got to where he is today.

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Shrek, The Musical officially opens in West End
 by Luke

Shrek, The Musical opened to a star-studded audience when it made its West End debut on 14 June, starring Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden as Princess Fiona and Nigel Lindsay as th…

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Arts giving grew 5.7% to $13.3 billion in 2010

Factoring in inflation, the gain in arts giving was 4.1%.Factoring in inflation, the gain in arts giving was 4.1%.

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All's Well at Public Theater Gala

Young and anointed, the alumni of recent Shakespeare in the Park productions gathered in little eddies along the edges of the Public Theater's gala dinner on Monday night in Central Park bef…

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PAGE SIX: Sorry, sold out, even for you

Brooke Shields should have gotten down to the Theater District a bit earlier.

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I Believe... by Don Hall

...that spending billions of US tax dollars (mostly those of the middle class because the wealthy and Corporations pay less taxes than anytime in our history) to buy "big guns" for the Iraqi…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Legend of Shangri La preview from The Theatre Show with special presenter Jenny Qin. by Thetheatreshowtv

Legend of Shangri La preview from The Theatre Show with special presenter Jenny Qin. The Chinese Rhythm & Dance Sensation, featuring Chinese Superstar Yang Liping at Sydney's State …

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead ****

After a short run on the open stage at Chichester, Trevor Nunn’s beautiful revival of Tom Stoppard’s first play comes into sharper focus at the classical Haymarket as the second …

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 04:45AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Daniel Radcliffe Offers Free Tix to HOW TO SUCCEED Fans Tonight

Daniel Radcliffe announced on his official facebook page today that to celebrate the 100th performance of HOW TO SUCCEED, the first 50 people in line to purchase general rush tickets to the …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:31AM

Dutch group threatens to burn ‘Book of Negroes’ by Bruce Demara, Entertainment Reporter

The head of the foundation says the book burning will take place on June 22 unless the title is changed.

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Struck by luck, fest finds new home by Frank Scheck

The Ice Factory Festival just got a lot cooler. For the past 18 years, one of the city's oldest, most adventurous theater festivals was presented in a 100-year-old former SoHo warehouse h…

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'Jones'-ing for B'way by Michael Riedel

Playwright Douglas Carter Beane -- who, with director Jerry Zaks, turned "Sister Act" into an unexpected treat -- always makes me laugh. On the eve of the Tonys, I wrote that you could te…

Linked From The New York Post Subscription at 03:06AM

Stages of Grief by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: EAST BAY Show #49: Care of Trees, Shotgun Players, June 2. Show #58: Down a Little Dirt Road, Just Theater, June 12. Show #60: Metamorphosis, Aurora Theatre Company, June 18…

Linked From The Idiolect at 03:01AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Homosexuals (About Face Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Provocative world-premier captures the contemporary homosexual experience with pride and honesty. Perfect for Gay Pride Month - highly recommended!

Linked From Chicago Theater Beat at 01:40AM

BEING SHAKESPEARE At Trafalgar Studios 1 Opens Tonight

Simon Callow will star in BEING SHAKESPEARE at Trafalgar Studios 1, opening on Wednesday 22 June, with previews from 15 June, running until 23 July.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:25AM

A Night of 1001 Nights at Luminato by Peter Filichia

Interesting, isn't it, that a story that proves the transformative power of art should be one of the oldest and most enduring? That’s One Thousand and One Nights, the ancient Arabic st…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:01AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Protecting Yourself Into Obscurity by Joe

The debate about intellectual property rights rattled around my head while I was visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art and later the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was somewhat surprised to…

Linked From Butts In The Seats at 12:43AM

Conservatory kicks off with 'A Chorus Line'

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will kick off its 2011-12 season with "A Chorus Line," the iconic show about Broadway with music by Marvin Hamlisch. The Pittsburgh Pops …

Linked From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:40AM

Today in Theatre History: JUNE 22 by Robert Viagas and Ernio Hernandez

1920 Opening night of the starry Ziegfeld Follies of 1920 at the New Amsterdam Theatre, featuring performances by Fanny Brice, W.C. Fields and Moran & Mack; and music by Irving Berlin, H…

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Jessica Hecht and Sam Rockwell, Arrives at Williamstown June 22 by Adam Hetrick

Jessica Hecht and Sam Rockwell share a sweltering summer in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, staged by in-demand director David Cromer (Our Town, The House of Blue Leaves, B…

Linked From Playbill at 12:06AM

Sex Lives of Our Parents, With Ben Rappaport, Opens in NYC World Premiere by Kenneth Jones

The world premiere of Michael Mitnick's Sex Lives of Our Parents, a play about the gap between parents and children, opens June 22 following previews from June 7 in Second Stage Theatre&…

Linked From Playbill at 12:06AM

Adirondack Festival's 2011 Season Dawns June 22 With K of D, in Upstate New York by Kenneth Jones

Adirondack Theatre Festival's 17th summer of professional theatre in Glens Falls, NY, begins June 22 with Laura Schellhardt's The K of D, an urban legend, directed by Matthew Earnest.

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Shells, a One-Woman Comic Musical Show, Plays L.A. June 22 by Kenneth Jones

Shells, the one-woman show about a financial analyst by day who blossoms as a cabaret artist by night, appears June 22 in Los Angeles, following dates in New York City.

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Chelsea's Hudson Guild Theatre Presents Stephen Sondheim's Assassins Starting June 22 by Andrew Gans

5th Floor Productions presents a limited engagement of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins beginning June 22 at the Hudson Guild Theatre in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhatta…

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Tyne Daly Heeds the Call of Callas by Harry Haun

Guided by director Stephen Wadsworth, Tyne Daly is the latest Maria Callas to teach a Master Class, now on Broadway.

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Miche Braden Is Bessie Smith in The Devil's Music, Opening Off-Broadway June 22 by Kenneth Jones

The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, the life-story musical about the jazz and blues singer from the 1920s and 1930s, finds a New York City home (again) in a production…

Linked From Playbill at 12:06AM

Gretchen Egolf and Myra Lucretia Taylor Star in Barrington's Going to St. Ives June 22-July 9 by Kenneth Jones

Lee Blessing's Going to St. Ives, in which "questions of life and death are settled over pots of tea," begins June 22 at BSC Stage 2, Barrington Stage Company's intimate se…

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