Monday, December 12, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway’s First Jukebox Musical by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia -- You’re in the middle of holiday shopping. You want to get something nice for that couple next door and their toddler. But you don’t have much do-re-mi. For the a…

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A Funny Thing Happens in Arena's ‘You, Nero’ by Peter Marks

Amy Freed gives zaniness a good name. Her new comedy, “You, Nero,” is a silly-savvy lark assembled out of shards of Roman history, scraps of acting argot and a soupcon of naughty busines…

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever by StageGrade

Are critics in thrall to "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"?

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Enter Perfection by Michael Block

It’s simple as this: grieving sucks. It’s hard and takes many forms. In the sharp and hauntingly beautiful Exit Carolyn, we watch as three characters’ lives are affected by the death o…

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Boom! (CD Review) by Wendy Caster

What happens when jazz and musical theatre singers and siblings Ann Hampton Callaway (Swing) and Liz Callaway (Baby) decide to explore the music of the sixties and early seventies? You get t…

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Krapp's Last Tape

Legit Reviews: John Hurt's lived-in and existentially stepped-on face is so familiar from films (currently "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), it's a shock to realize this great British actor has …

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Review: A Chanukah Charol by Brian Scott Lipton

Jackie Hoffman's new show humorously examines her quest for nationwide fame.

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Review: Mx Bond's Austerity Measures by Chris Kompanek

This unusual holiday concert by Justin Vivian Bond acknowledges both the joy and the darker shades of the season

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Some Girl(s) by Theasy.com

American Theatre of Actors, Nunya Productions, Off Off Broadway By Weston Clay BOTTOM LINE: A for-charity production of Neil LaBute's play about a man talking to his ex-girlfriends. …

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Lisa D'Amour's 'Detroit' now heading off-Broadway

Playwright Lisa D'Amour will have to wait a little longer for her Broadway debut. The off-Broadway company Playwrights Horizons said Monday it will produce D'Amour's "Detroit" next fall. The…

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Photo Flash: Audra McDonald, Will Swenson & Craig Bierko Featured in NOH8 Campaign Shots! by BroadwayWorld

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska httpwww.bouska.net and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition…

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STAGE TUBE: Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Duet for Hallmark's Hollywood Christmas Parade! by BroadwayWorld TV

Diana DeGarmo joined her fellow American Idol alum and HAIR castmate Ace Young in a duet for Hallmark's Holiday Christmas Parade - check it out below

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BWW San Francisco Awards Update 12/12 - Have You Voted? by BroadwayWorld

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 San Francisco Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in t…

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Lysistrata Jones Star Patti Murin on Her Days as a College Cheerleader and Pole Dancing on Stage by Michael Mellini

After engagements at the Dallas Theater Center (where the show was originally called Give It Up) and inside a West Village gymnasium, Patti Murin is hopping back into a cheerleader uniform a…

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From Neverland to New York, Peter Pan Star Cathy Rigby Lands at the Empire State Building by Broadway.com

High-flying star Cathy Rigby is clearly comfortable way up in the sky. The actress, who is returning to Madison Square Garden as the title role in Peter Pan, kicked off her limited engagemen…

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STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Hits Broadway - See the Marquee! by BroadwayWorld TV

Newsies, produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun Big River revival and choreographed by Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli South Pacific revival. T…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Update: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Casey Nicholaw to Direct Austin Powers Musical? by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Austin Powers may soon be singing and dancing on a Broadway stage.

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Things That I Love: Biking by Leigh Hile

Biking?Of all things, biking is a new and altogether unexpected discovery. When I decided, upon returning to Albuquerque, to ride my bike everywhere in an effort to save 1) money, 2) the en…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Private Lives' Paul Gross Goes Country With 'Santa Drives a Pick Up' by Broadway.com

Silver bell, silver bells, it's Christmas time in the city...and Broadway.com is celebrate by bringing you festive videos featuring Broadway's biggest stars! Paul Gross is currently …

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LOVE NEVER DIES on DVD! by BroadwayWorld TV

Broadway's longest-running production of all time celebrates a triumphant quarter century on stage with The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, coming to Blu-rayTM - with perfect …

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“Bonnie & Clyde”… by the numbers by The Broadway Critic

With the recent news about Bonnie & Clyde not selling tickets past December 30th, one would assume that they are closing on December 30th. Even Telecharge.com, wrote and called their cu…

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Guthrie Theater ends year in the black

The end of a financially stressful year showed a tiny surplus at the theater even though attendance was down a bit from last year.

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Theater review: 'Some Lovers' at the Old Globe by Charles McNulty

Burt Bacharach's patented songwriting style is on luxurious display in "Some Lovers," the new musical he wrote with Steven Sater, one of the creators of "Spring Awakening." Burt Bacharach's …

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 08:03PM
Monday, December 12, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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St. Ann's Warehouse Signs 3-Year Lease in Dumbo by Annmarie Fertoli

St. Ann's Warehouse has found a new home in its same old neighborhood. The avant-garde theater company, currently located on Water Street, has signed a three-year lease on a 19,000-square fo…

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Hurry, It’s Lovely Up Here! Celebrate the Rebirth of On a Clear Day with Harry Connick Jr. and More by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Harry Connick Jr., Broadway vet David Turner and newcomer Jessie Mueller hypnotized audiences at the opening night performance of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever on December …

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Amazon Releases LOVE NEVER DIES and PHANTOM 25th for Blu-ray/DVD Pre-Order by BroadwayWorld

Broadway's longest-running production of all time celebrates a triumphant quarter century on stage with The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, coming to Blu-ray with perfect hi-…

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Nothin' But Net! See Video Footage of the Cast of Lysistrata Jones Hit the Broadway Basketball Court by Broadway.com

Get ready to cheer on the Athens University Spartans as the new energetic basketball musical Lysistrata Jones nears its December 14 Broadway opening! Broadway.com has your first footage of t…

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Harry Connick Jr. and Company Celebrate Opening Night of On a Clear Day by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Harry Connick Jr., Broadway vet David Turner and newcomer Jessie Mueller hypnotized audiences at the opening night performance of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever on December …

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NEWSIES FOH by Disney on Broadway

NEWSIES FOH From: DisneyOnBroadway Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:40 More in Entertainment

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (2011 Broadway Revival) - Preview by Sophia B. Puentes

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (2011 Broadway Revival) - Preview Preview of the 2011 Broadway revival of the Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner's musical ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOR…

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Feature: Looking Back: The 2011 Theatre Year in Review

As voting continues in the Whatsonstage.com Awards for the best of the year, our chief critic Michael Coveney recounts his own theatre highlights of 2011. Blockbuster musicals The arriv…

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TT: But not forgotten

Some things you don't get over. My old friend Nancy LaMott died sixteen years ago today. That's a long time,...

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TT: Almanac

"Grief is the price we pay for love." Queen Elizabeth II, message to the mourners at a 9/11 memorial service...

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Beauty and the Beast, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh by Graeme Thomson

This year's seasonal production from the Lyceum is one of those shows that feels more like an uninspired stocking filler than a big, beautiful, beribboned gift. Neither magically Christmassy…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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See Rent Star Annaleigh Ashford In Her Go-Go Dancer Days with Lady Gaga! by Broadway.com

The only thing better than hearing Rent star Annaleigh Ashford dish on her days as a go-go dancer with Lady Starlight and Lady Gaga is seeing the photo to prove it! In this super-glam snapsh…

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Happy Holidays, Theater Fans! Free Broadway.com iPad App Now Available for Download by Broadway.com

The free Broadway.com iPad app is now available for download, and staying up-to-date on all things theater has never been easier! Whether you want to get up to the minute news, photos and vi…

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UNSPEAKABLE, Based on the Life of Richard Pryor, Seeks Backing for Chicago Production by BroadwayWorld

The Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago's downtown Marriott Hotel will host a reading for UNSPEAKABLE, a new play based on the life of comedian Richard Pryor.

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'Detroit' to Off Broadway

Legit News: Playwrights Horizons to produce play -- Formerly Broadway-bound play "Detroit" will instead make its way to Gotham for an Off Broadway bow as the first offering of the 2012-13 se…

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Do Only the Big Ds Sell Theater Tickets to the Gay Community? by Annette Niemtzow

The talk is that gay audiences support two subjects only: the big Ds, Death and Divas, not the little ds, domestic or daily.

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Katy Perry and Lady Gaga Are Top Muses for Lysistrata Jones Composer Lewis Flinn by Broadway.com

Lysistrata Jones composer Lewis Flinn shares some surprising influences in this Behind the Music video. Flinn lists Katy Perry and Lady Gaga among his inspirations for the pop-tinged score a…

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER by Peter James Zielinski

Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 06:16PM

Lysistrata Jones Star Patti Murin on Her Days as a College Cheerleader and Pole Dancing on Stage by Michael Mellini

After engagements at the Dallas Theater Center (where the show was originally called Give It Up) and inside a West Village gymnasium, Patti Murin is hopping back into a cheerleader uniform a…

Linked From Broadway.com at 06:16PM

PHOTO CALL: Alice Ripley's Daily Practice at the Laurie Beechman Theatre by Matthew Blank

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, recently seen Off-Broadway in Wild Animals You Should Know, offers Alice Ripley's Daily Practice through Dec. 16 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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Across Canada, 'A Christmas Carol' is played to many different tunes by Marsha Lederman

Attending a live performance of Dickens’s story has become a holiday tradition. But in the hands of different theatre companies, it can be quite a different tale

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Video Feature: Ready for Their Close Up Space by Brian Scott Lipton and Tristan Fuge

David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez, Michael Chernus, Colby Minifie, and Leigh Silverman talk about working on MTC's Close Up Space.

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Broadway revs up before Christmas

Legit News: December sales gain momentum -- Broadway revved its engines in advance of the upcoming holiday bonanza, with B.O. at nearly every show on the boards logging a sales upswing.

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Virginia Opera's charming 'Hansel and Gretel'

Inventive new production convincingly demonstrates that this company is back on track.

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The Afternoon Report, Monday, December 12, 2011 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Monday, December 12, 2011 Breaking News: An Extension, and a Move, for ‘Venus in Fur’ NYTimes.com/ARtsBeat Blog – by ERIK PIEPENBURG        …

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PHOTO CALL: Spring Awakening at Chicago's Griffin Theatre by Matthew Blank

The Griffin Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, features Josh Salt as Melchior, Matthew Fletcher as Moritz and Aja Wiltshire as Wendla.

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater Review | Bread and Puppet Theater: Bread and Puppet Theater’s ‘Attica’ and ‘Man of Flesh & Cardboard’ by Daniel M. Gold

The Bread and Puppet shows “Attica” and “Man of Flesh & Cardboard” use papier-mâché heads and intricate masks and costumes to offer the outrage and satire of street theater.

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"An Ideal Husband" in St. Petersburg by Bill Oser

Wilde's play concerns itself with a politician who has a past indiscretion and one person who threatens to expose this past. It becomes very relevant to today's times when you consider the m…

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Portrait of the artist: Matthew Bourne, choreographer by Laura Barnett

'Artists I admire? Astaire for his choreography, Hitchcock for his storytelling – and Pinter for his question marks'What got you started?I didn't start training as a dancer until I wa…

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Theater review: 'Some Lovers' at the Old Globe by Charles McNulty

Charles McNulty reviews "Some Lovers" by Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater at the Old Globe

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'James X', blazing indictment of child abuse by Jennifer Farrar

Gerard Mannix Flynn's blazing indictment of the nationwide, decades-long abuse of institutionalized schoolchildren in Ireland, titled "James X," is remarkable and should not be missed.

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Harry Connick Jr.'s musical battles anemia by Mark Kennedy

The diagnosis is in for Harry Connick Jr.'s Broadway musical about a psychiatrist undergoing a psychic meltdown: It needs more time on the couch.

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In nouveau burlesque, they dare not bare it all by Paula Citron

When Les Coquettes take it off, it’s more about the big wink than the big reveal

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BWW Philadelphia Awards Update 12/12 - Have You Voted? by BroadwayWorld

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Philadelphia Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in th…

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New Cast Recording Of GODSPELL Revival Released 12/20 by BroadwayWorld

The New Broadway Cast Recording of the hit revival of GODSPELL will be released digitally on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 on Ghostlight Records.

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Detroit to Get New York Premiere at Playwrights Horizons Instead of Broadway by Broadway.com

Detroit, the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company production previously slated for Broadway, will instead make its New York debut with off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons in f…

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Chicago backers sought for Richard Pryor show by Chris Jones

"Unspeakable," a unauthorized show about the late comedian Richard Pryor, will be performed before an invited audience at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Chicago on Friday. The non-public per…

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Strutting in a Speedo in the drained pool of life by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Penelope" at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★½ THEATER REVIEW: "Penelope" at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★½ ... Romantic hopes spring eternal in many…

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Robert Redford to Be Honored by YoungArts by Dan Bacalzo

YoungArts will honor stage and screen star Robert Redford with the Arison Award at its An Affair of the Arts gala, to be held at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and the J.W. Marrio…

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Continues to Rule on Broadway by Broadway.com

Frequent box office victors The Lion King, Wicked and Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark remained among the top selling shows this week, while Hugh Jackman broke the house record at the Broadhurs…

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Steppenwolf’s Detroit Gets New York Premiere at Playwrights Horizons by Broadway.com

Detroit, the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company production previously slated for Broadway, will instead make its New York debut with off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons in f…

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Gavin Creel: Noise Interview by Adaumbelle

I have once again been given the honor of interviewing Gavin Creel, two-time Tony Award Nominee and co-founder of Broadway Impact. This time around, Gavin and I discussed gay marriage, the f…

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"Porgy and Bess" Cast Discusses Reviving the Gershwin Classic (Video)

The cast and creative team of the revival of "Porgy and Bess," which lands on Broadway in January, spoke with Back Stage about bringing the Gershwin classic to life.

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Continues to Reign on Broadway by Broadway.com

Frequent box office victors The Lion King, Wicked and Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark remained among the top selling shows this week, while Hugh Jackman broke the house record at the Broadhurs…

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New Godspell Cast Recording to Be Digitally Released December 20 by Andy Propst

Ghostlight Records will digitally release the new Broadway cast recording of Godspell on December 20. The recording, produced by Stephen Schwartz, Michael Holland, and Kurt Deutsch, will be…

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"La Cage aux Folles" Tour in Boston by Nancy Grossman

More than two decades before the historic legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Jerry Herman (Lyrics/Music) delivered a musical message of love, lif…

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Broadway turns to dynamic ticket pricing by Alfred Branch Jr.

Two of Broadway's top-selling shows, "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway" and "The Book of Mormon," are employing a dynamic ticket pricing model similar to that used by airlines, hotels and prof…

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From stage to page: why aren't more plays turned into graphic novels? by Kelly Nestruck

Everyone knows reading a play isn't as good as seeing it performed. But a colourful comic-book adaptation of Robert Lepage's The Blue Dragon may have changed all thatOver his 30-year career …

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Chicago Theater Review: PENELOPE (Steppenwolf Theatre) by Tony Frankel

SUITORS SUIT ILL-FITTING SUITS Enda Walsh, scribe of The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom, is one of the great polarizing writers in modern theater:  his admirers love the Engli…

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'Clear Day' breaks on Broadway with Harry Connick Jr.

Returning to Broadway for the first time since his 2010 concert special, Harry Connick, Jr. stars in the current revival of "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever." The re-imagined musical, dir…

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Led Zeppelin FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Greatest Hard Rock Band of All Time by Performing Arts Books

Led Zeppelin FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Greatest Hard Rock Band of All Time Led Zeppelin FAQ by George Case Available for purchase here: http://www.halleonardbooks.com/prod…

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'Venus in Fur' to extend its run on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) -- The acclaimed Broadway production of "Venus in Fur" isn't slinking away quite yet....

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Critics pummel Broadway's 'On a Clear Day' and Harry Connick, Jr. by David Ng

"On a Clear Day," featuring songs by Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner, is a musical comedy about a reincarnated woman with extra-sensory perception and her relationship with a psychiatrist. T…

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Critics pummel Broadway's 'On a Clear Day' and Harry Connick, Jr. by David Ng

Sometimes, theater critics gang up on a new production like sharks in a feeding frenzy. It's happening now with the new Broadway quasi-revival of "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever."Sometim…

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 05:14PM

The Grateful Cast of 'Lysistrata Jones' Opens Up by Mark Kennedy

Patti Murin, Liz Mikel, Josh Segarra and Lindsay Nicole Chambers are starring in "Lysistrata Jones," a musical update of Aristophanes' play "Lysistrata" by Douglas Carter Beane.

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Monster Mash: Austin Powers to Broadway? 'Sunset Blvd.' back? by David Ng

The on-again, off-again film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Blvd." could be on again. Conductor James Levine has withdrawn from performances at the Metropolitan Opera th…

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 05:14PM

'Anything Goes' revival coming to L.A. in late 2012 by David Ng

The Tony-winning Broadway revival of "Anything Goes" will make its way to L.A. in late 2012 as part of a national tour, organizers have announced. The Cole Porter musical is scheduled to run…

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Up on our feet: the value of workshop vs. reading a new play by Rolando Teco

I recently completed a three-day workshop of my latest play. And it got me thinking about the usual developmental path new work takes in this country. Outside the sphere of developmental gat…

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Ionescopade, A "Musical Vaudeville," Will Play Off-Broadway's York Theatre Company by Andrew Gans

The York Theatre Company will present a new production of Ionescopade, a rarely performed "musical vaudeville."

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Anne Kauffman to Direct Lisa D'Amour's Detroit at Playwrights Horizons by Dan Bacalzo

Lisa D'Amour's Detroit will be the first production of Playwrights Horizons' 2012/2013 season, and will be presented at the company's Mainstage Theater Fall 2012. Anne K…

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The York Theatre to Present Ionescapade by Brian Scott Lipton

The York Theatre Company will present a new production of the rarely performed Ionescopade, a "musical vaudeville,", taken from the works of Eugene Ionesco, which features music an…

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ArtsBeat Blog: 'Detroit' Rerouted Off-Broadway for New York Debut by Felicia R. Lee

Lisa D'Amour's play "Detroit" to open Playwrights Horizon's 2012 season

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The Ladykillers

Legit Reviews: Considering that classic movies are immediately available to watch in the privacy of one's home for considerably less than a fistful of dollars, there really is no point in fa…

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Open Your Eyes for a Video Peek at On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Starring Harry Connick Jr. by Broadway.com

Popular crooner Harry Connick Jr. is sweeping Broadway crowds off their feet as 1970s shrink Mark Bruckner in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Bruckner, who hasn’t gotten over losin…

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SISTER ACT on Broadway: True Confession #268 by Sister Act

SISTER ACT on Broadway: True Confession #268 In the True Confessions booth in the lobby of the Broadway Theatre, fans tell us what they think of SISTER ACT on Broadway! From: SisterActBroad…

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SISTER ACT on Broadway: True Confession #267 by Sister Act

SISTER ACT on Broadway: True Confession #267 In the True Confessions booth in the lobby of the Broadway Theatre, fans tell us what they think of SISTER ACT on Broadway! From: SisterActBroad…

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SISTER ACT on Broadway: True Confession #266 by Sister Act

SISTER ACT on Broadway: True Confession #266 In the True Confessions booth in the lobby of the Broadway Theatre, fans tell us what they think of SISTER ACT on Broadway! From: SisterActBroad…

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The One Surprising Thing About She Loves Me by The Mick

So last Monday night I was lucky enough to attend the Roundabout Theatre Company’s benefit concert performance of the 1963 musical She Loves Me starring all kinds of awesome people like Ho…

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St. Ann's Warehouse Finds New Dumbo Home by Adam Hetrick

St. Ann's Warehouse, the Dumbo theatrical institution that was left scrambling for a new home last summer when a federal judge overruled the company's plans to move into a Civil War-…

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/12/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 121211.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like A Christmas Carol by Marsha Lederman

Attending a live performance of Dickens’s story has become a holiday tradition. But in the hands of different theatre companies, it can be quite a different tale

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Sound Advice: "Holiday Hearing, Vintage 2011" by Rob Lester

Each season, new holiday-themed recordings emerge and, despite a zillion versions, it's the famously usual suspects that dominate, secular or sacred. Enter humming. But there's always a fres…

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Highlights from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Starring Harry Connick, Jr.

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, the richly tuneful 1965 musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane, has been reincarnated on Broadway for stars Harry Connick, Jr. (The Pajama Game), Da…

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Pulitzer Finalist Detroit, Celebrated Play About Neighbors, Will Get New Production at Playwrights Horizons by Kenneth Jones

When Detroit, Lisa D'Amour's critically acclaimed 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist play about neighbors, makes its New York City debut Off-Broadway in fall 2012, it will be Playwrights H…

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Godspell Cast Album to Arrive Digitally Dec. 20; In-Store to Follow in 2012 by Adam Hetrick

The cast album of the current Broadway revival of Godspell, which captures Stephen Schwartz's score through new contemporary arrangements and a cast featuring Hunter Parrish, Lindsay Men…

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 12/11/2011 by Ken Davenport

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending December 11, 2011: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN $449,136 4,380 59.…

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Eddie Izzard to Be Honored at San Francisco Comedy Festival by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Eddie Izzard will be honored with an SF Sketchfest Tribute at the eleventh annual San Francisco Comedy Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, on Wednesday, January 2…

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STAGE TUBE: A STANDING ON CEREMONY Proposal! by BroadwayWorld TV

Immediately following the 800 PM performance of Standing On Ceremony The Gay Marriage Plays, the show's cast helped a fan surprise her longtime girlfriend with a marriage proposal, marking t…

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Review: The Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet) by Scotty Zacher

The Joffrey’s The Nutcracker is THE gift to share this season. As a date night, family time, or solo treat, this present is one-size-fits-all perfection!

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Photo Flash: Alice Ripley Plays the Laurie Beechman by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will conclude her solo concert series titled Alice Ripley's Daily Practice on December 16 at 1030pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, a cabaret space downstairs …

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BWW Baltimore Awards Update 12/12 - Have You Voted? by BroadwayWorld

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Baltimore Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the h…

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BWW TV: Inside the Opening NIght Party of STICK FLY! by Broadway Beat

Last week, December 8, Lydia R. Diamond's STICK FLY opened at the Cort Theatre. Grammy Award-winning singersongwriter Alicia Keys presents and writes original music for the Broadway premiere…

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3 Ghosts

Pipe Dream Theatre's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" feels more like an amateur event for friends and family than a full-fledged professional production.

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Creative cast makes ‘Wives’ more the merrier by Don Aucoin

Lore has it that Queen Elizabeth became so enamored of Falstaff that she expressed a wish to see a comedy built entirely around him, and that Shakespeare complied by writing “The Merry…

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'Anything Goes' on the road

Legit News: Roundabout revival to tour in 2012-13 -- The Roundabout Theater company's strong-selling revival of "Anything Goes" will hit the road in the 2012-13 season.

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#NEWPLAY: @TheBrooklynRail feature on Indie Theater Now (via Jeni Mahoney+ @AdamSzymkowicz ) by Arena Stage

The Great Play Download: Indie Theater Now by Loren Noveck “The richness of this golden age of playwriting (yes, I do think we’re in such an age)…is too broad, too diverse, too quick t…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 411: Kirsten Childs by Adam

Kirsten Childs Hometown: Los Angeles, California Current Town: New York, New York Q:  What are you working on now? A:  Right now, at this very moment? A musical exploration of …

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Concert Review: 102nd Annual Christmas Carol Services at Memorial Church, Harvard University by Arts Fuse Editor

The superb Harvard University Choir, which is arguably one of the best ensembles of its kind in the country, was in fine form throughout the evening.

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#NEWPLAY DEADLINE: @nyfacurrent Accepting Apps for Artists Fellowships until Dec. 15th by Arena Stage

Artists' Fellowships are $7,000 unrestricted cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York. Grants are awarded in 15 artistic disciplines, wi…

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BWW Florida Awards Update 12/12 - Have You Voted? by BroadwayWorld

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Florida Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hop…

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WHAT'S THE TOPIC FOR THE WEEKLY HOWL ON HASHTAG #NEWPLAY? " Musical Theater Music and the Uncool". Convo's Tuesday 3-4PM EST by Arena Stage

THE WEEKLY HOWL Join HowlRound.com for a Twitter conversation on "A slushy in the Face: Musical Theater Music and the Uncool." See Dave Malloy's article HERE! Tuesday, Dec. 13th at…

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Cast Set for Guthrie/Acting Company Tour of Julius Caesar by Dan Bacalzo

The Guthrie Theater will partner with The Acting Company for a national tour of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, which will play a three-week run at the Guthrie's Dowling Studio, Janua…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Old Globe's SOME LOVERS by BroadwayWorld

In the video below, various production shots from The Old Globe's premiere production of SOME LOVERS are set to the musical's song, Every Other Hour.

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Broadway 'Venus' moves orbit

Legit News: Comedy to get commercial transfer -- Manhattan Theater Club's non-profit Broadway production of "Venus in Fur" will get a commercial transfer to the Lyceum Theater, where the sho…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Audience, Soho Theatre, London

Belgian company Ontroerend Goed blur the distinction between theatre and life in a show that makes for uncomfortable and edgy viewing

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Ohad Naharin at Alvin Ailey, City Center, New York

Dance theatre’s Minus 16 is wryly postmodern but shares a molten faith in the congregation whether it gathers for God or art

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Magical Night, Linbury Theatre, London

Revival of Kurt Weill’s score for a children’s pantomime never quite lives up to the title but an enthusiastic cast offers a jolly old time for children

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Lisa Rinna to Return to NBC's Days of Our Lives by Brian Scott Lipton

Lisa Rinna, who appeared on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago, will return to the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives in March, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will once again play…

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STAGE TUBE: New Trailer Released for Daniel Radcliffe's THE WOMAN IN BLACK by BroadwayWorld

Daniel Radcliffe stars in THE WOMAN IN BLACK, a horror thriller coming to theaters February 3, 2012.

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever — Lerner Permit by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the Broadway opening of the musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, revived, revised and reincarnated for the 21st century.

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'Detroit' to play Playwrights Horizons by Chris Jones

"Detroit," the well-received new play by Lisa D' Amour that premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago last year under the direction of Austin Pendleton, will make its New York bow at P…

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BWW Atlanta Awards Update 12/12 - Have You Voted? by BroadwayWorld

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Atlanta Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hop…

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/11

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12112011

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/12 - Hugh Sets Another Record by BroadwayWorld

Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway broke The Broadhurst Theatre box office record for the sixth time last week with a gross of 1,545,550. The show had most recently broken the Broadhursts record…

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Hurry! It's Lovely at the Clear Day Opening With Harry Connick, Jr., David Turner and Michael Mayer

The revised revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever opened on Broadway Dec. 11, and stars Harry Connick, Jr., David Turner, Jessie Mueller, and Sarah Stiles, along with re-concei…

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Seen and Heard: December 12, 2011 by Robert Cashill

Reviews of four current Broadway and Off Broadway shows.

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Photo Flash: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by BroadwayWorld

This past Friday, December 9th saw a particularly glittering celebrity audience at Off-Broadway’s newest hit THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, including Tony Award winner Dick Latessa, legendary…

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'Venus in Fur' to extend its run on Broadway

The acclaimed Broadway production of "Venus in Fur" isn't slinking away quite yet. The Manhattan Theatre Club said Monday that Walter Bobbie's play starring Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda a…

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Hugh Jackman breaks Broadhurst Theatre record with $1.545 Million Gross by Jackie Green

Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway broke The Broadhurst Theatre box office record for the sixth time last week with a gross of $1,545,550.  The show had most recently broken the Broadhurst’s …

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VENUS IN FUR To Transfer to the Lyceum Theatre by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Following sold out runs on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club and Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company, VENUS IN FUR, the acclaimed new play by David Ives, directed by Tony Award winner Wal…

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'Venus in Fur' to Switch Theatres

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Behind the Scenes of Upcoming "Glee" Christmas Episode (Video) by Michael Gioia

The gleeks at McKinley High are preparing for the holidays in the upcoming "Glee" episode entitled "Extraordinary Merry Christmas," which is set to air Dec. 13 on Fox.

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Storm Theatre Announces Cast for The London Merchant by Dan Bacalzo

The Storm Theatre Company has announced casting for the New York premiere of The London Merchant, by George Lillo. Peter Dobbins will direct the play, a co-production with Blackfriars Repert…

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Actor Dominc Cooper Set to Star in SUMMER IN FEBRUARY by BroadwayWorld

According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Dominic Cooper is set to star in the upcoming film 'Summer in February' along with actors Dan Stevens, Hattie Morahan and Ophelia Lovibond.

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Michael Douglas Will Receive O'Neill Center's Monte Cristo Award by Adam Hetrick

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center will honor veteran actor Michael Douglas with the 2012 Monte Cristo Award April 16, 2012, in a special ceremony at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

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Michael Douglas to Be Honored with Monte Cristo Award, Catherine Zeta-Jones to Present by Andy Propst

Michael Douglas will be honored with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Monte Cristo Award in a ceremony to be held at the Edison Ballroom on Monday, April 16. Tony Award winner …

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BWW Nashville Awards Update 12/12 - Have You Voted? by BroadwayWorld

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Nashville Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the h…

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BWW Boston Awards Update 12/12 - Have You Voted? by BroadwayWorld

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Boston Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hope…

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BWW Tennessee Awards Update 12/12 - Have You Voted? by BroadwayWorld

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Tennessee Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the h…

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Connie Chats on Opening Night — A Christmas Westside Story by Connie Danese

Troubadour Theater's A Christmas Westside Story opened Friday at the Falcon Theatre, followed by a party with great meatballs and lots of chatting with Kathleen Marshall LaGambina, Matt Walk…

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Just Dance - Alvin and the Chipminks Chipwrecked - Vacation Dance Scene by DanceOn

Just Dance - Alvin and the Chipminks Chipwrecked - Vacation Dance Scene Vacation by The Go Go's dance scene for the third Alvin and the Chipmunks film - Alvin and the Chipmunks Chip-Wre…

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Who Should Reign as 2011 Broadway.com Star of the Year? Vote Now! by Broadway.com

Broadway is all about star power, but some headliners shine especially brightly. As our editorial staff considered the shows we’ve seen and enjoyed in 2011, six finalists emerged for t…

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ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: After Gypsy of the Year, a Quick Getaway to Dublin by Seth Rudetsky

A week in the life of actor, radio host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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St. Ann's Warehouse Signs Lease on New Home by Dan Bacalzo

St. Ann's Warehouse has signed a three-year lease with Forman Realty Management, LLC for a warehouse space at 29 Jay Street (at the corner of Plymouth Street). The theater plans to begi…

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Are you giving gifts that people keep or that people return? by Michael Roderick

I wanted to take a quick second to discuss email. We all get a ton of it and many times we delete it almost instantly. It occurred to me the other day how similar email marketing is to Chris…

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Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel Sets Closing Date at Off-Broadway's Actors Temple Theatre by Andrew Gans

Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel, which reopened at the Actors Temple Theatre Oct. 12 following a limited engagement at St. Luke's Theatre, will play its final performance Off-Broa…

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Theodore Bikel and Marion Ross Plus Mandy Patinkin's Mamaloshen Set for HGJTC's 2012 Season in Toronto by Michael Gioia

David Eisner and Avery Saltzman, co-artistic directors of the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, announced final casting for the remaining productions in the company's fifth season, wh…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Can You Hear the Sound of Hysteria?" American Idiot Tour Cast in Rehearsal by Matthew Blank

The first national tour of Green Day's American Idiot, featuring several members of the Broadway cast, officially launches this month in Toronto. Playbill.com offers an exclusive look at…

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Exclusive Video! On the Scene with Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters & More at Follies Album Signing by Broadway.com

The highly anticipated cast recording of Follies is in stores now, and on December 1 Follies fans headed to Barnes & Noble to scoop up the CD and say hello to the show's stars! Headl…

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Why Voting Matters... by Don Hall

REASON #42...because people in power can do things like this...Although North Carolina officially apologized in 2002 and legislators have pressed to compensate victims before, a task force a…

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Venus in Fur to Transfer to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in February by Broadway.com

Venus in Fur is set to transfer to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. Starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, the David Ives play ends its limited engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on D…

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Claire Bishop on Visual Art and Contemporary Performance by Andy Horwitz

Claire Bishop has written a fantastic essay on the whole contemporary performance/visual art scenario. It is available at the Brooklyn Rail.

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Mike Myers is reportedly in discussions to write an ‘Austin Powers’ musical

As well as the musical project in the pipeline, Myers has also reportedly reached a deal with New Line to write and star in a fourth film.

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ArtsBeat Blog: An Extension, and a Move, for 'Venus in Fur' by Erik Piepenburg

The Broadway production of the David Ives play "Venus in Fur," starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, will transfer to the Lyceum Theater in February.

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Venus in Fur to Transfer to Lyceum Theatre in February by Broadway.com

Venus in Fur is set to transfer to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. Starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, the David Ives play ends its limited engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on D…

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'Anything Goes' Announces National Tour

'Anything Goes' © Roundabout Theatre The news so many of us have been waiting for has finally arrived! The Tony Award-winning revival of Cole Porter's snazzy song-and-dance showstopper,…

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Commercial Producers Will Put Venus in Fur on a Broadway Pedestal in February 2012 by Kenneth Jones

Venus in Fur keeps rising. David Ives' dark comedy about a director auditioning a mysterious actress for a stage adaptation of an erotic novel will move to a commercial Broadway engageme…

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Broadway's Venus in Fur to Transfer to Lyceum Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

The Broadway production of David Ives' Venus in Fur, which ends its limited run at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on December 18, will transfer to the Lyceum Theatre, with perfor…

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ArtsBeat Blog: St. Ann's Warehouse Signs Lease for New Space in Dumbo by Dave Itzkoff

The Brooklyn theater said that it had signed a three-year lease on a new 19,000-square-foot home at 29 Jay Street in Brooklyn, near its current base of operations at 38 Water Street.

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VENUS IN FUR Moves to the Lyceum with Nina Arianda & Hugh Dancy; Now Plays Through June 17 by BroadwayWorld

Following sold out runs on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club and Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company, VENUS IN FUR, the acclaimed new play by David Ives, directed by Tony Award winner Wal…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Gideon Lester to Succeed JoAnne Akalaitis as Bard College Director of Theater Programs by Dan Bacalzo

Gideon Lester will succeed JoAnne Akalaitis as the Director of Theater Programs at Bard College, according to The New York Times. Akalaitis is retiring as head of the theater department afte…

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Broadway Sweethearts Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Get Close for Marriage Equality by Broadway.com

One of Broadway’s cutest couples Audra McDonald (Porgy and Bess) and Will Swenson (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) took a moment from their busy schedules to show support for marriage e…

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Roundabout's Look Back in Anger Welcomes Charlotte Parry to Cast; Rehearsals Begin Dec. 12 by Kenneth Jones

Charlotte Parry has replaced Anastasia Griffith in the role of Helena in Roundabout Theatre Company's new Off-Broadway production of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger.

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New Musical It Shoulda Been You, Directed by David Hyde Pierce, Aims for Broadway in Fall 2012 by Broadway.com

The David Hyde Pierce-directed musical It Shoulda Been You is eyeing a Broadway run in fall 2012, Pierce announced during a visit to Live with Kelly! on December 12. Featuring music by Barbr…

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Alicia Keys, Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer & More Stir Up Excitement on Stick Fly’s Opening Night by Broadway.com

From an elegant setting in Martha’s Vineyard to a fun-filled opening night party at Copacabana, things were swanky from start to finish at the December 8 Broadway premiere of Lydia R. …

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Charlotte Parry to Replace Anastasia Griffith in Look Back in Anger Off-Broadway by Andy Propst

Charlotte Parry will play Helena in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, running January 13 - April 8. She replaces the previously announc…

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Hugh Jackman, James Taylor, Kathleen Turner et al. Contribute to Online Charity Auction by Dan Bacalzo

Numerous stage stars are currently contributing to online charity auctions through charitybuzz. Among them is Hugh Jackman, who will participate in a meet and greet following his show, Hugh…

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Dominic Cooper to Star in Summer in February Film by Dan Bacalzo

Dominic Cooper will co-star alongside Ophelia Lovibond and Dan Stevens in Summer in February, according to a report on Deadline.com. Christopher Menaul will direct the film. Jonathan Smith …

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School in the Spotlight, High-School Edition: Punahou High School by BroadwayWorld

Based on user demand, BWW is taking our commitment to arts education one step further with the launch of the BWW Student Center - High School Edition. This directory features upcoming show l…

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From Neverland to New York, Peter Pan Star Cathy Rigby Lands at the Empire State Building by Broadway.com

Cathy Rigby returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York for two weeks in her acclaimed, Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan tour. Rigby, who was nominated for a Tony Award and won an Em…

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Wedding Musical It Shoulda Been You, Directed by David Hyde Pierce, Aims For Broadway in Fall 2011 by Broadway.com

The David Hyde Pierce-directed musical It Shoulda Been You is eyeing a Broadway run in fall 2012, Pierce announced during a visit to Live with Kelly! on December 12. Featuring music by Barbr…

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Neighbourhood Watch by StageGrade

Do critics think we should watch "Neighbourhood Watch"?

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Look Back in Anger welcomes Charlotte Parry to the cast by Amy Kass

­­­­­­­­­­Rehearsals begin today, Monday, December 12 for Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) new off-Broadway production of John Osborne’s play Look …

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Roundabout announces National Tour of ANYTHING GOES by Amy Kass

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to present the national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the 2011 Tony® Award winning Broadway musical theatre masterpiece. Rounda…

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Watch ‘Relatively Speaking’ Star Marlo Thomas on “The View” Tomorrow by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Tune in to watch RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Marlo Thomas sit down with the ladies of ABC’s “The View” tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13 in the 11:30am half hour to discuss her critically ac…

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Charlotte Parry Joins Cast of Roundabout's LOOK BACK IN ANGER by BroadwayWorld

Rehearsals begin today, Monday, December 12 for Roundabout Theatre Companys Todd Haimes, Artistic Director new off-Broadway production of John Osbornes play Look Back in Anger, directed by R…

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British Reality TV Champ Connie Fisher to Headline Wonderful Town in the U.K. by Broadway.com

Connie Fisher, winner of the BBC reality casting show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? and star of The Sound of Music on the West End, will star in Wonderful Town at The Lowry in Salfo…

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Interview: Nick Blood: Why You Should Come & See ... Backbeat

Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys's Backbeat - the story of how the Beatles became the Beatles and the band's formative stint performing in Hamburg's red-light district - opened at the West …

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Review: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever by Howard Kissel

On the one hand, I can't wait to hear the cast album that will accompany the revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane's 1965 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, since, apart from the glori…

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Laura Bell Bundy, Eden Espinosa, Nicholas Rodriguez et al. Set for Broadway Dreams Foundation Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee and recording artist Laura Bell Bundy will make a special appearance at White Christmas at Sweetwater Farm and Grace Winery, a benefit for The Broadway Dreams Foundation t…

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BWW Poll Results: Voters Want Lea Michele to Take on Eponine in LES MIS Movie! by BroadwayWorld

Thanksgiving 2011 has come and gone, ushering in the holiday season in New York City Last week's poll asked if you could have had one star currently performing on Broadway at your Thanksgivi…

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'Anything Goes' to launch national tour in 2012

The Tony Award-winning shipboard musical "Anything Goes" will be hitting the road. Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday a national tour of the Cole Porter show will steam through more than…

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Photo EXCLUSIVE: New SMASH Art Released! by BroadwayWorld

On February, 6, 2011, the highly anticipated new musical drama series, SMASH, will premiere on NBC. BroadwayWorld has been given an EXCLUSIVE first look at the new poster art below Click on…

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want an Outlaw, a Gleek and a Mermaid to Play Cinderella by Broadway.com

As the classic made-for-television movie Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella eyes its first Broadway production, Broadway.com asked readers to vote for which actress they would most l…

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Photo Flash: PETER PAN's Cathy Rigby Visits Empire State Building by BroadwayWorld

Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby visited the Empire State Buildings 86th floor Observatory on Monday, December 12, to celebrate opening week of Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan. Cathy Rigby will once aga…

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Dancers As Action Heroes by Douglas Smith

Inside Elizabeth Streb’s “extreme action” performance When audiences enter the Park Avenue Armory for STREB: Kiss The Air, they will see a stadium of hardware and obstacles…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Theordore Bikel, Sheila McCarthy, Mandy Patinkin, et al. to Perform at Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company by Andy Propst

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company has announced complete casting for Jeff Baron's Visiting Mr. Green, to run January 28 - February 18, 2012. Jen Shubert will direct the productio…

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Anything Goes Launches National Tour in Fall 2012 by Broadway.com

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony-winning production of Anything Goes will kick off a national tour at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square in October 2012. The tour plans to visit o…

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U.K. Production of Wonderful Town, With Connie Fisher, Will Tour Following Premiere at Lowry, Salford Quays by Mark Shenton

The previously announced new U.K. production of Wonderful Town, which brings together Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, the Halle Orchestra and the Lowry in Salford Quays for its prem…

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BWW Connecticut Awards Update 12/12 - Have You Voted? by BroadwayWorld

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Connecticut Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the…

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STAGE TUBE: REBECCA Opens in Stuttgart by BroadwayWorld TV

REBECCA, based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier novel, will open on Broadway Sunday, April 22 at The Broadhurst Theatre 235 West 44th Street. Previews will begin Tuesday, March 27. …

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Robin Strasser and Larry Pine Will Join Brooke Shields in Reading of A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx by Andrew Gans

Stage and screen star Brooke Shields, currently back on Broadway in the new musical The Addams Family, will take part in an industry-only reading of Gary Morgenstein's new play, A Tomato…

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'Tweet Seats' Come To Theaters, But Can Patrons Plug In Without Tuning Out? by Beenish Ahmed

It's standard practice for theaters to request that patrons turn off their electronic devices before a show begins, and common courtesy for theater-goers to oblige ... until now. Some theate…

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The Best of Margo Rose From NY2. She is Number 1 With The Corner! by Ruckdashel@gmail.com (margo Rose Ny2.)

JavaScript is disabled!To display this content, you need a JavaScript capable browser.Adobe Flash Player not installed or older than 9.0.115!   Margo Rose is a Corine's Corner Favorite. S…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: "Bless The Lord": Godspell Revival Performs on "The Rosie Show" (Video) by Michael Gioia

Godspell, the Stephen Schwartz rock musical, opened last month at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. Hunter Parrish and the cast recently took a trip to "The Rosie Show" …

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Darren Ritchie, Paul Anthony Stewart and Kerry Butler Will Go Through the Door Dec. 19 by Adam Hetrick

Darren Ritchie (Wonderland) and Paul Anthony Stewart (The People in the Picture) will join Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler in the free reading of the new musical Through the Door Dec. 19 at …

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gets a Makeover! by Peter James Zielinski

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the longest-running show in Broadway history is in its unprecedented 24th year in New York, playing at The Majestic Theatre. In honor of it's upcoming landmark 25th…

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Review: Beowulf – The Panto by Julia Rank

No, I didn’t know that Beowulf was a panto story either. It may well be the first time that this Anglo-Saxon epic poem of uncertain authorship with a mythical Danish setting been adapted i…

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Review: The Importance of Being Earnest by Will Kitson

As Oscar Wilde himself notes in his preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray, “The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things&…

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New Production of Romeo and Juliet to Tour U.K. for Nine Weeks; Casting Announced by Mark Shenton

A new touring production of Romeo and Juliet, co-produced by Headlong Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and the Nuffield Southampton, will launch a nine-week U.K. tour, beginning performances Fe…

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Dancers As Action Heroes by Emeri Fetzer

Inside Elizabeth Streb’s “extreme action” performance By EMERI FETZER When audiences enter the Park Avenue Armory for STREB: Kiss The Air, they will see a stadium of hardwa…

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PHOTO CALL: Broadway's High, With Kathleen Turner, Opens in Boston by Matthew Blank

Kathleen Turner reprised her Broadway turn as a tough-talking nun who counsels a young drug addict in a Boston engagement of Matthew Lombardo's drama High, Dec. 6-11 at the Cutler Majest…

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Bobby Steggert, Wesley Taylor and More Perform at Dec. 12 Kellen and Joe Christmastime Show by Michael Gioia

The Kellen and Joe Christmastime Show, an evening of Yuletide cheer and original music from new composers Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair (Murder for Two), is presented Dec. 12 at The Met…

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STAGE TUBE: Romney & Perry Debate Gets Opera Treatment by BroadwayWorld TV

After Romney challenged Perry to a 10,000 bet during Saturday night's debate when the Texas governor accused Romney of once advocating for using Massachusetts' health care mandate as a natio…

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Hugh Jackman Passes Million Dollar Mark in Fundraising for Broadway Cares by Andrew Gans

Not only did Hugh Jackman — who won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut in The Boy from Oz and can currently be seen in his musical evening Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway at the Broadh…

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Jeremy Jordan, Andrea Burns, Patina Miller, Nick Adams, Lillias White Will Sing for Toys by Andrew Gans

Additional participants have been announced for the 6th Annual Broadway Sings for Toys: A Benefit for Toys for Tots, which is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 7 PM at Symphony Space.

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Connie Fisher to Headline Wonderful Town on U.K. Tour by Andy Propst

Connie Fisher will play Ruth Sherwood in a U.K. tour of Wonderful Town after the production's previously announced premiere at the Lowry, March 31-April 14, according to Whatsonstage.co…

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ArtsBeat Blog: New Head of Theater at Bard Will Also Program Arts Center by Patrick Healy

Gideon Lester has been named the new head of theater programs at Bard College.

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Photo Coverage: Daniel Reichard Brings 'Christmas Present' Concert to the Triad by Linda Lenzi

Daniel Reichard, star of THE MIDTOWN MEN, is delighting fans with his annual holiday concert at the Triad Theater. The concert opened last night, December 11, and continues tonight, Decembe…

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Review: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by Joel Benjamin

Kaufman and Hart’s delightfully mean and funny comedy/farce THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, headed by the boisterous Jim Brochu, is pitch and period perfect.

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Open the Windows Edition by TCG News

Last week, I shared examples of how our core value of Global Citizenship was playing out on several fronts. Today, I want to turn your attention to several important advocacy issues affectin…

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'Anything Goes' to launch national tour in 2012

The Tony Award-winning shipboard musical "Anything Goes" will be hitting the road. Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday a national tour of the Cole Porter show will steam through more than…

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TheatreScene Chat: An Interview with LINDSAY NICOLE CHAMBERS of LYSISTRATA JONES (Part I) by JK

With Broadway's newest musical opening this Wednesday, Broadway veteran Lindsay Nicole Chambers is keeping her eye on the prize.  Having invested a long time - she's been with it from t…

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Anything Goes Will Embark on National Tour in Fall 2012 by Kenneth Jones

A national tour of the 2011 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Anything Goes will launch in October 2012 at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH, Roundabout Theatre Company announced on De…

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Anything Goes National Tour to Launch in Cleveland in October by Brian Scott Lipton

The Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes will begin its national tour at Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare in October 2012, and wil…

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ANYTHING GOES National Tour Sets Sail in Cleveland, Oct. 2012; First Dates Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the 2011 Tony Award winning Broadway musical theatre masterpiece. Roundabout Theatre Companys ANYTHING GOES sets s…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Ashley Brown Will Join the Philly Pops for Upcoming Holiday Concerts by Michael Gioia

Ashley Brown, who originated the title role in Broadway's Mary Poppins, will join Peter Nero and the Philly Pops in Holiday Pops!, beginning Dec. 14 in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.

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Burning by Doug Marino

Everything about Burning, Thomas Bradshaw's new play, is less like a flaming tinderbox and much more like the wet smoldering ashes of a rained out campfire.  The painful 3 hours in the …

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Denis Lill, Kate O'Mara, et al. Set for Death on the Nile U.K. Tour by Andy Propst

The Agatha Christie Theatre Company has announced initial casting for Murder on the Nile, which will launch a U.K. tour with an engagement at Theatre Royal, Windsor, running January 10-21. …

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PHOTO FLASH: Alice Ripley Performs at Laurie Beechman Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley has been performing solo concerts titled Alice Ripley's Daily Practice at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, with one additional performance to be held on Decem…

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David Hyde Pierce's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Coming to Broadway in Fall 2012 by BroadwayWorld

This morning on 'Live with Kelly' guest David Hyde Pierce announced that IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, a show that he directed this Fall at George Street Playhouse, will arrive on Broadway in Fall 20…

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What's Playing on Broadway This Week: December 12-18 by BroadwayWorld

Check to see what Broadway shows are playing on each night this week. Want to know what Broadway shows have Sunday evening performances Which Broadway shows have Wednesday matinees Just want…

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Cunningham Dance continues its farewell tour

Final BAM shows this weekend included some of same works performed at Walker Art Center this fall.

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Review: 'Jersey Boys' by Howard Shapiro

A new national tour cast opens of "Jersey Boys" opens in Philadelphia for a five-week run. Inquirer theater critic Howard Shapiro reviews from the Forrest Theatre in Center City.

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Michael Cerveris to Perform with The Lisps at Joe's Pub by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris will perform alongside The Lisps, a New York-based co-ed assemblage of 21st century theater prone indie rockers, to perform songs from their upcoming conce…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Private Lives' Paul Gross Goes Country With Santa Drives a Pick Up by Broadway.com

Silver bell, silver bells, it's Christmas time in the city...and Broadway.com is celebrate by bringing you festive videos featuring Broadway's biggest stars! Paul Gross is currently …

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Who Am I Anyway? John Hurt Listens to 'Krapp's Last Tape' at BAM

Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. It is an honor reserved for writers whose work embraces and illuminates the human condition. Irony, surely, to present this…

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FOLLIES Cast Album Signing Event by Follies on Broadway

FOLLIES Cast Album Signing Event www.FolliesBroadway.com Watch Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines, Danny Burstein and the cast of Broadway's FOL…

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Best of 2011: #19 - Sweet and Sad by Ludlow Lad

Written and directed by Richard Nelson, SWEET AND SAD is the second of three personally-political plays set on a specific day during each of the years they are presented at The Public Theate…

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Aaron Tveit Will Climb the Barricades of "Les Misérables" Movie; Is Sacha Baron Cohen Master of the House? by Kenneth Jones

Film star Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) and Broadway's Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can) are the latest names linked to the coming film musical version of Les Misérables.

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PHOTO FLASH: Beyonce, Allison Janney, Jay-Z, Aaron Paul, et al. Attend Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Andy Propst

Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour officially opened its limited engagement at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on December 3. The show continues at…

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NT Live Collaborators trailer by National Theatre

NT Live Collaborators trailer See the National Theatre's acclaimed production of Collaborators broadcast live to cinemas around the world with National Theatre Live. 4 STARS 'Trem…

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Playwright Lucinda Coxon on Herding Cats by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: LUCINDA COXON The playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about her disturbing new play, Herding Cats, which has transferred to the Hampstead Theatre from the Ustinov in Bath, where it op…

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Alan Cumming, Jenn Harris, Natalie Joy Johnson, et al. Set for December 14 Our Hit Parade Shows by Brian Scott Lipton

There will be two editions of Our Hit Parade, a live top-ten countdown show created by Kenny Mellman, Bridget Everett, Neal Medlyn, Brendan Kennedy, Ada Calhoun, and Peter Schjeldahl, prese…

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Will Aaron Tveit Climb the Barricades of "Les Misérables" Movie? Is Sacha Baron Cohen Master of the House? by Kenneth Jones

Film star Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) and Broadway's Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can) are the latest names linked to the coming film musical version of Les Misérables.

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Review Roundup: PIPPIN at Menier Chocolate Factory- Updated! by BroadwayWorld

Following on from Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop of Horrors, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music and Sweet Charity, the Menier Chocolate Factory is currently presenting Ste…

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Top 10 Holiday Gifts for the Producer in your life. by Ken Davenport

Happy Holidays PPers! In case you haven't checked a calendar recently, there are only 13 days until C day and only 8 until the first day of Hanukkah. If you're still shopping for the Produce…

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BWW TV: First Look at ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER - Video Montage! by BroadwayWorld TV

Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN …

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Christopher Plummer, Doris Day, Jessica Chastain Among Winners of Los Angeles Film Critics Awards by Michael Gioia

Winners of the 37th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards were selected at the LAFCA annual voting meeting, which was held Dec. 11.

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PHOTO CALL: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party by Matthew Blank

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, the 1965 Broadway musical remembered as a richly tuneful vehicle for Barbara Harris, has been reincarnated for star Harry Connick Jr. The revised revival …

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“On A Clear Day” You Can See My Sex Change by Tom Mizer

Tony-nominee and sexy pianist (try saying that five times fast) Harry Connick Jr. returned to Broadway last night with the opening of a reincarnated On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. The …

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Yeah, Baby! Austin Powers Musical Eyes Broadway Run by Broadway.com

The International Man of Mystery may be headed to Broadway. Mike Myers is in discussion to adapt the popular Austin Powers series for the Broadway stage, according to New York Post. Myers, w…

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Nativity! The Musical by Pauline Adamek

It’s still the age-old story: a boy and girl go to Bethlehem, Herod goes postal, Caesar goes Vegas, baby, the Occupy Bethlehem encampment stinks to high heaven and well, we’re not really…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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RIALTO CHATTER: AUSTIN POWERS The Musical? Looks Likely by Rialto Chatter

The New York Post reports this morning that everyone's favorite international spy, Austin Powers, may be next seen on the Great White Way in a new Broadway Musical. At least, if the charact…

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Industry Ticket Offers by Chicago Plays

The Secret Garden - Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on December 26, 27, 28 and 31 at 2 p.m., and December 29 and 30 at …

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Review: Pippin by Natasha Tripney

Mitch Sebastian's 21st-century video game reimagining of the 1972 Broadway musical never quite gels.

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Buckets and Tap Shoes dance up a storm

A fast and funky performance at the Cowles Center mixes street-performance style with the smooth skills of classic tap.

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David Hyde Pierce Returns to Broadway in ‘It Shoulda Been You’ by Michael Spain

David Hyde Pierce is returning to Broadway in 2012 with the musical It Shoulda Been You. This time he won’t be acting but directing. He made the announcement recently on the “Live w…

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Michael Shannon, Meryl Streep, et al. Win New York Film Critics Online Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

The New York Film Critics Online has announced the winners of their annual awards. The Artist was named best film, with its director Michel Hazanavicius taking top honors. In the performi…

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‘Book of Mormon,’ ‘Hugh Jackman’ Try Out Dynamic Ticket Pricing by Michael Spain

Book of Mormon and Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway try out a new dynamic ticket pricing model. The two plays have been among the hottest selling plays on Broadway. The dynamic ticket pricing …

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Jeremy Jordan, Andrea Burns, Patina Miller, Nick Adams, Lillias White, Megan Hilty Will Sing for Toys by Andrew Gans

Additional participants have been announced for the 6th Annual Broadway Sings for Toys: A Benefit for Toys for Tots, which is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 7 PM at Symphony Space.

Linked From Playbill at 10:38AM

Much Ado about Floyd King and Ted van Griethuysen by Jayne Blanchard

Floyd and Ted’s Excellent Adventure with the Bard  Actors Floyd King and Ted van Griethuysen are mad about the Bard.  They have nothing but good things to say about Shakespeare and not j…

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PHOTO FLASH: Harry Connick, Jr. Debra Messing, Hilary Swank, et al. Celebrate On a Clear Day Opening by Brian Scott Lipton and Tristan Fuge

On Sunday, December 11 the new Broadway production of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever opened at the St. James Theatre. The show is directed by Michael Mayer, features music by Burton Lane…

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Just Dance - Pina Full Dance Scene - Trust (HD) by DanceOn

Just Dance - Pina Full Dance Scene - Trust (HD) Full dance scene from Pina, a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the uniqu…

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Michael Shannoon, Meryl Streep, et al. Win New York Film Critics Online Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

The New York Film Critics Online has announced the winners of their annual awards. The Artist was named best film, with its director Michel Hazanavicius taking top honors. In the performi…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:23AM

A Very Lupe Invitation to Mayor Ford by Aislinn Rose

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT6g8KafoFg Lupe interviews former Mayor David Miller by Aislinn Rose Former Mayor David Miller faced some tough interviews during his two terms as Mayor of Toronto, …

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THE LEGACY OF REZA ABDOH at the Segal Center Dec. 19 by Andy Horwitz

Helen Shaw has organized a day-long event celebrating the legacy of legendary director Reza Abdoh. This is an great opportunity for younger artists - and really, anybody - to be exposed to h…

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Valuable Real Estate by Adam Thurman

When's the last time you actually looked at your website? Are all the links working? Is the relevant information current? And (more importantly) are you using your web presence, some of the …

Linked From Mission Paradox at 10:12AM

Photo Coverage: Starry Theatre Arrivals for ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER! by Walter McBride

Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:09AM

Will "Austin Powers" Sing and Dance on Broadway? by Andrew Gans

Austin Powers, the 1960s hipster secret agent created and played by Mike Myers in a series of hit films, may be headed to Broadway.

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Mary Louise Wilson and Mary McCann Star in Martha, Marina Reading by Andrew Gans

The Davenport Developmental Reading Series, produced by Ken Davenport, presents Ana-Maria Bamberger’s Martha, Marina Dec. 12 at 8 PM at Davenport Studio.

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Is "Austin Powers" Headed to Broadway? by Andrew Gans

Austin Powers, the 1960s hipster secret agent created and played by Mike Myers in a series of hit films, may be headed to Broadway.

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Photo Coverage: Harry Connick Jr., Michael Mayer & More at the ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Opening Night Party! by Walter McBride

Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:50AM

Ann Harada Is Christmas Eve Dec. 12; Special Guests Include Patrick Page, Telly Leung, Marc Kudisch by Andrew Gans

Ann Harada, who created the role of Christmas Eve in the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q, revisits that part in a benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Dec. 12.

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Review Round-up: Hepple, Rawle & Ruffelle in Menier Pippin

Mitch Sebastian's Menier Chocolate Factory revival of Stephen Schwartz and Roger O Hirson's Pippin opened last week (7 December, previews from 22 November 2011) starring Harry Hepple in the …

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'Clear Day' revival a real challenge for Connick

NEW YORK -- Harry Connick Jr. is stinking up Broadway and he knows it. The singer, actor and musician has just cracked open a plastic container with his lunch and the powerful scent of salmo…

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Photo Coverage: Harry Connick Jr. Opens in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER! by Walter McBride

Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:29AM

Ballet: Tchaikovsky soars in Nutcracker by Michael Crabb

After Mayor Rob Ford’s cameo appearance, the ballet soared with delights for the whole family.

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Glenn Close as a Man in ‘Albert Nobbs’ by David Rooney

MOST failed auditions are quickly forgotten. Rarely does one generate a part that haunts an actor for three decades, lingering like an unresolved relationship that refuses to be eclipsed by …

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What Happens After the Recession? by Michael Kaiser

People who think the arts ecology will return to what it was when the recession finally ends are setting themselves up for major disappointment. Those who do not prepare for a new world orde…

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Opportunity: New Diorama Theatre Seeks Marketing Intern by A Younger Theatre

New Diorama Theatre is a brand new theatre in the heart of London dedicated to presenting the work of exciting established and emerging theatre companies. In our first 18 months we’ve won …

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Gob Squad's Kitchen by The Public Theater

Gob Squad's Kitchen The Public Theater Presents: GOB SQUAD'S KITCHEN (you've never had it so good) Devised and Performed by Gob Squad A live film with bad coffee, nervous brea…

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Thurs, Dec 15 @ 6 P.M: Tony award winning playwright David Henry Hwang reading and book signing at The Drama Book Shop. FREE Admission. by Drama Book Shop

Tony award winning playwright David Henry Hwang reading and book signing at The Drama Book Shop Thursday December 15, 2011, at 6:00 pm. Free admission. A rare opportunity to hear one of Ame…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Bonnie Marranca and PAJ 100 by George Hunka

Back in 1983, when I was fresh out of college and you could do such things while retaining a shred of hope that they might be effective, I sent an unsolicited cover letter and resume to Perf…

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Stage Managers' Association Honors Beverley Randolph, Steven Zweigbaum and Joe Drummond With Lifetime Achievement Awards Dec. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Late Broadway stage manager Beverley Randolph will be honored alongside Steven Zweigbaum and Joe Drummond with the Stage Managers' Association's Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award…

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Review: Audience by Lori Hopkins

Three thoughts I have never had whilst at the theatre: 1) Wouldn’t it be great if my unbrushed hair and spotty face could be projected via a live feed camera to a room full of stranger…

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Review: Howl's Moving Castle ***

This production at Southwark Playhouse is the first stage adaption of one of Diana Wynne Jones’s fantasy novels, however it comes as no surprise that it was also made into a successful…

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Sacha Baron Cohen may face the music in Les Misérables movie by Henry Barnes

Hugo star will take role of villainous Thénardier in film adaptation of hit musical, according to tweet by comedian Matt LucasSacha Baron Cohen will reportedly take a role in Tom Hooper's b…

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Holiday Gift #6: Diamond Street by Trav S.D.

This is part of a little series of post-Thanksgiving mini-posts I’m doing about items you might want to consider as Holiday gifts. As you’ve probably guessed, there’s something…

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Leftover Quote File, Cont'd by Rob Weinert-Kendt

A favorite I couldn't include in my piece on Maple and Vine, from playwright Jordan Harrison in answer to the question of when he fell in love with theater:In third grade, I was in this musi…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: Theater Review by David Rooney

Harry Connick Jr. and his castmates make magic with the melodious score, but despite an adventurous gender-switch, the problematic 1965 musical remains as over-complicated as ever in this ra…

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Broadway Review: ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’

NEW YORK - The musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever has undergone a sex-change operation. When it opened on Broadway in 1965, it was about a woman named Daisy with a distinct hidden 18…

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Miscast Harry Connick Jr. a cloud in Broadway’s  disappointing ‘Clear  Day’  by Joe Dziemianowicz

Harry Connick Jr. is the biggest star of Broadway’s new production of 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.' He’s also the biggest problem. The popular crooner and 'Pa…

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Hilton Als: Zoe Caldwell in David Adjmi’s “Elective Affinities.” by Hilton Als

After Mrs. Alice Hauptmann (Zoe Caldwell) held my right hand in her small, scarlet-nailed fingers and looked at me spiritlessly while smiling a perfunctory little smile for what felt like a …

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Goings on About Town: The Theatre by The New Yorker

PageBreak -->OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS Please call the phone number listed with the theatre for timetables and ticket information. CLOSE UP SPACE David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez, and Michae…

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Isn't it time the National Theatre went international? by Matt Trueman

Without work from abroad, British theatre is in danger of becoming hidebound. So why doesn't the National Theatre stage any?The National Theatre comes in for greater scrutiny than any other …

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BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Lillian Roth by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Lillian Roth (see full bio here). In honor of the day, we present her Mae West inspired duet with James Dunn “Come Up and See Me Some Time” from the 1933…

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“FLOCKED” returns to NYC — Tonight Only! by Trav S.D.

I wrote here a few months ago about Audrey Crabtree’s collaboration with Mexican clown Gabriela Muñoz. Gaby’s in town for a few days and she and Audrey are doing a one-night onl…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 07:35AM

News: Royal Exchange & Hallé Wonderful Town Tours with Fisher

The Royal Exchange Theatre, Hallé Orchestra and Lowry production of Leonard Bernstein’s classic musical comedy, Wonderful Town starring Connie Fisher will tour for 11 weeks next…

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Magical Night, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London (4/5)

Of all the things you might expect from Kurt Weill, enchanted toys are low on the list.

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Audience *

The buzz around Ontroerend Goed's Audience at Soho Theatre is palpable. Quite apart from the genuinely excited crowd outside the theatre on Friday night, people have been talking about it si…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 06:16AM

Parenting Tips from a Wholly Unqualified Expert by Don Hall

That Shit Is Horror Movie Scary"I'm getting the belt!"I was spanked as a child. In school, I was paddled.In truth, I almost always deserved it. Also, in truth, it usually didn't hurt that …

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Hugh Jackman – Back on Broadway by Richard Seff

There are several Hugh Jackmans.  The most familiar perhaps is the X Man “Wolverine,” but that hairy ape has little to do with at least four other Jackmans on display in this ev…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 05:58AM

Ken Clement Gives Tour de Force in Actors Playhouse’s Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Bill Hirschman

In his current tour de force in the comical and touching Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol at Actors’ Playhouse, Ken Clement reaffirms his ability to single-handedly mesmerize an audience.B…

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News: Icke Stages Spring Tour of Romeo & Juliet for Headlong

Headlong Theatre will mount a nine-week tour of Romeo and Juliet from the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton next February, directed by associate Robert Icke. The tour, which is co-produced by…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 05:51AM

Neighborhood Watch by Richard Seff

With 75 plays under his belt, it would appear that Alan Ayckbourn can find two hours worth of entertainment and enlightenment in  any of his own actual or imagined experiences as he lives o…

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Review: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever by Frank Scheck

In the musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, we learn that the central character experienced a past life and suffered an untimely end, only to be reborn in a new incarnation. Such is t…

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Problems as plain as ‘Day’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” is known for its great songs — and nutty book. Revived on Broadway for the first time since its 1965 opening, the Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner musical…

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Kim Cattrall To Appear On CBS TV's The Talk Today by BroadwayWorld

PRIVATE LIVES star Kim Cattrall will be a guest on CBS TVs The Talk this Monday December 12 at 2 PM EST.

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Claybourne Elder, Rebecca Naomi Jones, et al. Set for ONE MORE SLEEP 'TIL CHRISTMAS Concert Tonight by BroadwayWorld

One More Sleep Til Christmas, an evening of new holiday songs to benefit Toys for Tots, features the talents of Charlie Brady The Burnt Part BoysSouth Pacific, Claybourne Elder Bonnie and Cl…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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News: Icke Stages Tour of Romeo & Juliet

Headlong Theatre will mount a nine-week tour of Romeo and Juliet from the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton next February, directed by associate Robert Icke. The tour, which is co-produced by…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 04:37AM
Monday, December 12, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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The No. 1 Reason To See: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever by Jesse North

In director Michael Mayer’s revival (read: overhaul) of the Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Harry Connick Jr. plays Dr. Mark Bruckner who hypnotizes…

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Monday, December 12, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Anthony Rapp Set for NOCTURNE Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

New York Royal Family Productions presents a benefit reading of RAPP READS RAPP. Anthony Rapp reading Adam Rapp's play, Nocturne. This special benefit will take place on Monday, December 12 …

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'Christmas Carol' a dickens of a show

The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera is putting on a brand-new Christmas show this season: "A Musical Christmas Carol." Yes, this is the 20th year the group has performed the "play with music" b…

Linked From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:36AM

Theater Notes: After Hours show

Billy Porter will emcee an After Hours concert with the stars immediately following the performance of "Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir" on Friday. At the conclusion of Luke Macfarlane's one-man…

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Plenty of Surprises Accompany TUTS “White Christmas” by David Dow Bentley III

It was a Friday evening that would begin with the unexpected at Houston’s Hobby Center for the opening weekend of this season’s staged edition of Irving Berlin’s classic, White Christm…

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Miracle on 34th Street Benefit, Featuring Tony Yazbeck, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Jim Brochu, Offered Dec. 12 by Andrew Gans and Michael Gioia

Douglas Leland, Steve Schalchlin, Tony Yazbeck, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Jim Brochu, Rachel Resheff and Brian Childers star in the one-night-only performance of Meredith Willson's Miracl…

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Acting Company Reading of Charley's Aunt, With Stephen Bogardus, Santino Fontana, Presented Dec. 12 by Andrew Gans

The Acting Company presents a benefit staged reading of Brandon Thomas' Charley's Aunt Dec. 12 at 7 PM at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons.

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Follies Star Danny Burstein Hosts New Songs from New Shows Dec. 12; Rebecca Luker and Lauren Kennedy Sing by Andrew Gans

In Development: New Songs from New Shows, presented by The New Voices Collective, will be offered Dec. 12 at 8 PM at Peter Norton Symphony Space.

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One More Sleep 'Til Christmas, With Claybourne Elder, Gideon Glick and Rebecca Naomi Jones, Offered Dec. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Claybourne Elder, Gideon Glick and Rebecca Naomi Jones perform One More Sleep 'Til Christmas, a concert of holiday songs, Dec. 12 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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Raúl Esparza, Orfeh, Seth Numrich, Sherie Rene Scott and More Appear in New York City Christmas Benefit Dec. 12 in NYC by Michael Gioia

Artists Striving to End Poverty and Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records present the fourth annual pop-rock and yule-flavored New York City Christmas concert Dec. 12 at Joe's Pub. War Horse'…

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Finding Neverland, With Score by Michael Korie & Scott Frankel, Gets London Presentation; Julian Ovenden Stars by Kenneth Jones

Finding Neverland, the American musical about the family that inspired J.M. Barrie to write his "Peter Pan" stories, takes wing in a London industry reading, getting two performanc…

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UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 12, Turnover at Broadway Theatres by Robert Viagas

In celebration of Playbill’s new site, Playbill Vault, we offer a month-long theatrical treasure hunt! Playbill Vault offers an interactive treasure trove for theatre fans, students, a…

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Estelle Parsons Stages Free Concert of Kurt Weill's Johnny Johnson Dec. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Tony nominee and Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Good People, "Bonnie and Clyde") stages two concert-reading performances of the Kurt Weill-scored musical Johnny Johnson for …

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Stage Managers' Association Honors Beverly Randolph, Steven Zweigbaum and Joe Drummond With Lifetime Achievement Awards Dec. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Late Broadway stage manager Beverly Randolph will be honored alongside Steven Zweigbaum and Joe Drummond with the Stage Managers' Association's Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award …

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Openings We're Tracking This Week, December 12-18 by The Charlebois Post

Hair fills the consciousness of two generations of theatre-goers and one of film-goers. It's haunting anti-war message still speaks and the music is, well, glorious: Aquarius, Let the Sunshi…

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BWW Exclusive: FOLLIES Farewell Series - Bernadette Peters by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to present a new series of artwork created by Broadway ad agency SerinoCoyne to celebrate the end of FOLIES' Broadway run and to remind everyone that time is run…

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Naked Holidays reviewed by David Ian Lee

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Peccadillo's The Man Who Came to Dinner reviewed by David Gordon

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