Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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“Object as Performer” at CPR by Alyssa Alpine

From inanimate to animate: what makes an object more than a bit player in performance?

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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The Road to Mecca by Diane Snyder

The Roundabout Theatre Company has dug up a gem from 1984, The Road to Mecca, which richly explores the lives of three lonely characters caught between fear and the path to fulfillment. Gord…

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Charles Dickens, Theatre and Dance Critic-at-Large by Ismene Brown

When a young Charles Dickens visited New York in 1842 with his wife, he strolled down Broadway, happened upon an unusual dance and naturally checked out theatreland. As his bicentenary is ce…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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IDOL WATCH: It's Hollywood Week! by Kelsey Denette

The good news for the contestants on tonight's AMERICAN IDOL is that they made it through the audition round - but the bad news is that more than 300 other contestants did too, and the judge…

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Photo Flash: Vanessa Williams Visits Michael Urie at HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING! by BroadwayWorld

It was an 'Ugly Betty' reunion at HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING when Tony nominee Vanessa Williams stopped by the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to see Michael Urie as 'Bud Frump' …

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Off Broadway Theater Review: RUSSIAN TRANSPORT (The New Group) by Victoria Linchong

ALL IN ZI FAMILY In Russian Transport, comedienne Janeane Garofalo expands her range by playing a wisecracking Russian-Jewish matriarch whose domineering attitude toward her daughter conceal…

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Broadway star Sutton Foster is headed to TV by Lee Margulies

Sutton Foster, a Tony Award winner for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and the current revival of "Anything Goes," will star in a series, tentatively called "Bunheads," for the cable channel ABC …

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Regional Theater Review: THE RECOMMENDATION (The Old Globe in San Diego) by Tony Frankel

WHEN RECOMMENDATIONS DON’T TURN OUT AS HOPED FOR Aaron Feldman, the charismatic, bright, and privileged protagonist of Jonathan Caren’s promising but highly unwieldy new play The Rec…

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'Call Mr. Robeson' Will Play Carnegie Hall by Tayo Aluko

The award-winning Call Mr. Robeson, celebrating the life and work of the great actor, singer and civil rights campaigner, Paul Robeson, is coming to Carnegie Hall February 12th, 2012 to coi…

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"Urinetown" Stray Dog Theatre in St. Louis by Richard Green

You get a lot of good, clean fun, thanks to co-directors Justin Been and Gary F. Bell, and a delirious cast that delivers 110 percent.

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"Bachelorette" at Chicago's Profile Theatre by John Olson

Headland says "Bachelorette" is her "gluttony" play among a cycle she's writing to dramatize the seven deadly sins, and there's gluttony in abundance here.

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'In the Heights' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Touts Hospital Exchange Program by Frank Nestor

The Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx announced in January the launch of an initiative that allows artists of all disciplines to perform creative services to receive he…

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Psycho Therapy is Refreshingly Funny by Suzanna Bowling

Psycho Therapy is Refreshingly Funny: The new play Psycho Therapy by Frank Strausser is wonderfully acted and refreshingly funny.

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Tony Sheldon on Judy Garland in 'A Star Is Born,' Colin Bates in 'Billy Elliot'

Judy Garland in "A Star Is Born" never fails to exhilarate me and leave me shattered at the end of the film. It seems to be the pinnacle of her career and shows absolutely every facet of her…

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RepresentAsian: The Changing Face of New York Theater

Fordham University and the Asian American Performers Action Coalition will present "RepresentAsian: The Changing Face of New York Theater" on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

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Theater review: 'Yours, Isabel' by Actors Co-op by Charlotte Stoudt

Boy meets girl. Boy fights Hitler. Girl goes all Rosie the Riveter and wonders whether her new independence beats marriage to Boy.Boy meets girl. Boy fights Hitler. Girl goes all Rosie the R…

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Christopher Jackson Shows Off His Sesame Street Cred and Autographed Baseball Backstage at Memphis by Broadway.com

As Delray, the owner of an underground African-American rock 'n' roll bar, Memphis’ Christopher Jackson knows how to get the party started. Thus, it’s no surprise the act…

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Billy Connolly Joins The Hobbit Film by Brian Scott Lipton

British actor and comedian Billy Connolly has joined the cast of Peter Jackson's forthcoming film version of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The…

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Slithering Snakes, From Kreitzer and Stangl by Tom Provenzano

From dust to dust, from chalk to chalk -- Chalk Repertory returns to the Hollywood cemetery where it acquired its name and staged its first production, this time with the West Coast premiere…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Fancy footwork takes on romantic airs at River North Dance

Forget the chocolates and champagne and all the many things wrapped in heart-shaped boxes. The most romantic way to celebrate the pre-Valentine’s Day weekend is to either go dancing yourse…

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‘Superior Donuts’ comes home in  Mary-Arrchie show

Tracy Letts’ play “Superior Donuts” is set in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, not far from Mary-Arrchie Theatre. So it’s a nice bit of serendipity that the first non-Equity staging …

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The Guide — Theater Listings 02.10.12

OPENING CHESTER AND THE UNBEARABLE BURDEN, PARTS I AND II. Six Hours Short Productions presents Ben M. Fort’s comedy about a young wizard caught up in mysterious happenings. Directed by Fo…

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Contemporary choreographers set Joffrey Ballet on fire

If you had to identify the most influential dancemakers currently working on the international ballet stage, it’s a good bet that the following three names would make it to the very top of…

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Review: RX by David Gordon

You may leave Kate Fodor's Rx, a comedy about the relationships people have with one another and their pharmaceutical drugs, feeling a bit drowsy. Weariness is indeed a side effect of this o…

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Review: MYTHS AND HYMNS by David Gordon

Since its debut at the Public Theatre in 1998, Adam Guettel's Myths and Hymns (né Saturn Returns) has accrued the cult status that belongs to many little-known musicals. Aficionados and his…

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On the Scene: Encores! - Merrily We Roll Along by Broadway.com

Encores! kicks off its 19th season with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, which examines the lives of three artists whose friendship is tested by time, events, ambit…

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The BritArts Committee and Drama Desk to Present Reception With Michael Grandage and Mark Brokaw, 2/13 by BroadwayWorld

Multi award-winning stage directors Michael Grandage CBE and Mark Brokaw will participate in a special program and reception on Monday, February 13, 6 to 8 PM, co-hosted by The BritArts Comm…

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A New Revolution?by Jaan Whitehead by HowlRound

If the very fabric of our thought had not changed, we would not have been able to change reality.   –Zelda Fichandler Our field was born of a dream, and that dream created a revoluti…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Association for Jewish Theatre Conference: Day 3 by Rachel Fain

Theater artists who use first-person testimony and historical artifacts was the topic of a panel on Day 3 of the Association for Jewish Theatre conference, which met at USC on Tuesday.  The…

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'American Idiot' is a loud, hard, Green Day lament by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "American Idiot" at the Oriental Theatre ★★★½ THEATER REVIEW: "American Idiot" at the Oriental Theatre ★★★½ ... For all their Berkeley …

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Will the Arms of Venus in Fur Reach to London? The Players Muse on Re-Opening Night by Harry Haun

Venus in Fur, David Ives' steamy battle-of-the-sexes comedy-drama with Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, snuggled into Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 7 for a commercial run at least to…

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PHOTO CALL: Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From a Midlife Crisis in Rehearsal by Joseph Marzullo

CAP21 Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From a Midlife Crisis, a new play by Amy Ferris, Ken Ferris and Krista Lyons, beginning Feb. 29,…

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PHOTO CALL: Kate Fodor's Rx, Starring Stephen Kunken, Marin Hinkle and Marylouise Burke, Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 7 by Krissie Fullerton

Primary Stages' world premiere of Kate Fodor's comedy Rx, starring Tony Award nominee Stephen Kunken, Marylouise Burke and Marin Hinkle, officially opened Off-Broadway Feb. 7 after p…

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TT: Almanac

"The music started off at Bach's typical quick trot, a pace which, being uniform and neither fast nor slow, the...

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Photo Flash: Go Giants! ROCK OF AGES Plays the Super Bowl Parade! by BroadwayWorld

At the request of the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ROCK OF AGES performed their classic anthems Dont Stop Believin and Here I Go Again at The New York Giants Super Bowl V…

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TT: All-American

Apropos of absolutely nothing, here's a list of the ten American novels I most wish I'd written. Note that I...

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Making Enron’s numbers add up for the stage by J. Kelly Nestruck

His production may not be as stylish as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s, but Antoni Cimolino’s staging of this sharp business-scandal drama is a substantial one

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Jon Matteson to Lead Cast of (re)discover theatre's Hamlet by Andy Propst

Jon Matteson will play the title role in (re)discover theatre's production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, to run February 16-25 at the Live Bait Theatre. Matt Wills will direct the prod…

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Michael Chernus to Guest Star on Showtime's The Big C by Dan Bacalzo

Obie Award winner Michael Chernus will guest star in a multi-episode arc of Showtime's The Big C, according to TVLine.com. He will play Rick, described as "a dynamic, groovy pasto…

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Peter Dinklage, Justin Long Set for A Case of You Film by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veterans Justin Long and Peter Dinklage will co-star alongside Evan Rachel Wood, Keir O' Donnell, and Busy Phillips in the independent film A Case of You, according to Variety. T…

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REDCAT to Present Mx Justin Vivian Bond in Low Double Standards: An Entitlement Program by Bethany Rickwald

REDCAT will present Mx Justin Vivian Bond in the one person cabaret Low Double Standards: An Entitlement Program, February 17-19. In this cabaret show with original music from the criticall…

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Gretchen Cryer to Direct Elizabeth Rose in Relative Pitch by Dan Bacalzo

Gretchen Cryer will direct Elizabeth Rose in her solo musical, Relative Pitch, to be presented at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre, February 21-April 14. The show's score features 19 or…

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David Cassidy to Play B.B. King's on July 19 by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and television star David Cassidy will play B.B.King's in New York City on Thursday, July 19 at 8pm. Cassidy's stage credits include Joseph and the Amazing Color Technicolor…

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PHOTO FLASH: Rock of Ages Broadway Cast Performs at New York Giants Super Bowl Victory Ceremony by Dan Bacalzo

The Broadway cast of Rock of Ages performed the anthems "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Here I Go Again" at The New York Giants Super Bowl Victory Ceremony at New Y…

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Review: The Devil and Mister Punch by Jake Orr

As the puppet Punch celebrates his three-hundred-and-fiftieth birthday, Improbable brings its take on “that’s the way to do it” in The Devil and Mister Punch in the Barbic…

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Buckle Up for a First Look at Norbert Leo Butz & Elizabeth Reaser in How I Learned to Drive by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and screen star Elizabeth Reaser are hitting the off-Broadway boards in Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, and we've…

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Casting Complete for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Starring Christina Ricci and Bebe Neuwirth by Broadway.com

Complete casting has been announced for Classic Stage Company’s upcoming production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring the previously announced Bebe Neuwirt…

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Watch Kristin Chenoweth's Famous Friends Salute the 'Humbled' Star at Drama League Gala by Broadway.com

Any Broadway star who can attract Elmo, Joel Grey, Donna Murphy and Nick Jonas to the stage at a Monday night benefit performance must be pretty important. Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth did …

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Kieren van den Blink Takes What’s Mine by Steve Julian

Kieren van den Blink, producing and starring in Bekah Brunstetter's Mine for her Little Beast Theatre at Elephant Lab, discusses the twists and turns and celebrity encounters as she "follows…

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Ernani (Metropolitan Opera) by Robert Walport

Fielding a superb cast, the Metropolitan Opera's latest revival of "Ernani" had the musical cards stacked strongly in its favour. The actual performance however was unfortunately flat, some …

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'Motherhood' coming to Royal George by Chris Jones

The next show at the Royal George Theatre mainstage will be "Motherhood the Musical," a carefully targeted commercial show with mothers of all stripes in its marketing bulls-eye.

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Public Theater Announces 2012-13 Emerging Writers Group Playwrghts by Adam Hetrick

The Public Theater has announced the ten playwrights who will make up the 2012-13 Emerging Writers Group, the downtown theatre company's bi-annual program that nurtures the work of new p…

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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Performance Highlights! by BroadwayWorld TV

Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores production of the season, opens tonight, February 8 at New York City Center, and features Colin Donnell, Celi…

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Actors’ Equity protests non-union production of In the Heights by Guy Dixon

Critics urged not to review Toronto presentation of Tony Award-winning play

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'Midsummer' dreams up cast

Legit News: Mac, Greenspan among Off Broadway ensemble

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Honey 2 - Official Dance Tutorial - Beau Casper Smart by DanceOn

Honey 2 - Official Dance Tutorial - Beau Casper Smart Official dance tutorial for Honey 2! Beau "Casper" Smart teaches some of Rosero McCoy's choreography from the movie to La…

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Dance Moms - Season 2 Episode 5 - Brooke's Back by DanceOn

Dance Moms - Season 2 Episode 5 - Brooke's Back Dance Moms Season 2 Episode 5 - "Brooke's Back." In this episode of FYI, Todrick Hall and Amina Camille recap everything yo…

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Theater Review: ‘Chekhovek,’ With 9 Chekhov Plays, at ArcLight Theater by Ken Jaworowski

“Chekhovek” offers short stories from Chekhov, including “The Lady With the Dog” and “The Chemist’s Wife.”

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ArtsBeat: Taylor Mac Will Be Puck in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by Erik Piepenburg

The actor Anthony Heald and the downtown performance artist Taylor Mac have been cast in the Classic Stage Company's coming production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the theater announced o…

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Bledel has 'Regrets' Off B'way

Legit News: Cast set for Charman play

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PHOTO FLASH: Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell and Now. Here. This. Company at Press Event by Dan Bacalzo

The cast/creators of The Vineyard Theatre production of Now. Here. This. met the press on Monday, February 6. The show will begin previews on March 7 and its official opening will be March…

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Curt Columbus, Coppélia Kahn, Patricia Ybarra Set for Trinity Rep's Merchant of Venice Forum by Sarah Moore

Trinity Rep will host a free public forum to discuss the history and issues surrounding The Merchant of Venice in conjunction with its production of Shakespeare's controversial play. Th…

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Deidre Harren, Stacey Harris, Blakely Slaybough, Sean A. Watkins to Star in Westchester Broadway Theatre's 'S Wonderful by Sarah Moore

Westchester Broadway Theatre has announced the cast of 'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical, to play the WBT Mainstage in Elmsford, New York, March 1-24. The production is directed by…

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Bill Irwin, Alfred Molina to Star in TNT's Chelsea General Pilot by Brian Scott Lipton

Broadway veterans Bill Irwin and Alfred Molina will star alongside Jamie Bamber and Jennifer Finnigan in David E. Kelley's TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General, according to Deadline…

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David Schwimmer to Appear on Showtime's Web Therapy by Brian Scott Lipton

David Schwimmer will reunite with his former Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow on the new season of her Showtime comedy Web Therapy, according to published reports. He will play a man who was tra…

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Robert Fenton, Guy Massey Set for Greg Allen's The Strange and Terrible True Tale of Pinocchio by Andy Propst

The Neo-Futurists have announced casting for Greg Allen's The Strange and Terrible True Tale of Pinocchio (the Wooden Boy) As Told By Frankenstein's Monster (the Wretched Creature)…

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Sneak Peek at Trailer for Theatrical Release of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies by Broadway.com

Phantom of the Opera fans are snapping up tickets to see the Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical sequel Love Never Dies, which was recorded at the Regent Theatre …

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Tom Hanks Rumored to Play Walt Disney in New Film About Behind-the-Scenes Drama of Mary Poppins by Broadway.com

The Walt Disney Company is working on obtaining the Mary Poppins-themed screenplay Saving Mr. Banks, according to Deadline.com. Written by Kelly Marcel, the film chronicles the 14 years…

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Buckle Up for a First Look Norbert Leo Butz & Elizabeth Reaser in How I Learned to Drive by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and screen star Elizabeth Reaser are hitting the off-Broadway boards in Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, and we've…

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Alexis Bledel Joins Cast of Manhattan Theatre Club’s Regrets by Broadway.com

Alexis Bledel has joined the cast of the world premiere of Matt Charman's Regrets. Bledel will play Chrissie Myers alongside previously announced star Adriane Lenox. Direc…

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Thomas Keller & Sade Are the Perfect Valentine’s Day Combo for Rent’s Justin Johnston by Broadway.com

Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people w…

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Get in the Mood at the Opening of the Sexy Off-Broadway Comedy Psycho Therapy by Broadway.com

Frank Strausser’s kinky new comedy Psycho Therapy opened off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre on February 7. The show follows an unusual three-way relationship and the therapist who…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Fuse Theater Review: Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Arts Fuse Editor

"69°S" takes risks that never put actual life or limb in danger, but under the static of snow and history, we learn that venturing to the edge is always a kind of art.

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Chicago Houston | Zilkha Hall by Admin

One of Broadway’s most popular, most glamorous, and award-winning shows heads south to Houston this summer for a week-long run at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall from July 20 to 29, 2012.

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Beauty & The Beast highlights Vancouver theatre picks by Michael Harris

Also: Calendar Girls, Chelsea Hotel, Intimate Apparel and Problem Child

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Patronage by Chloe Veltman

I had a curious and somewhat short-winded conversation just now over lunch with a professor of mine at Stanford who is a prominent patron of the arts and teaches a class on the management of…

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One Song More! Les Miz Film Will Have New Song and Live Singing; Cameron Mackintosh Reveals All by Kenneth Jones

Les Misérables producer Cameron Mackintosh confirmed that the in-production film version of the epic Victor Hugo-inspired musical will feature a new song for Jean Valjean, the hero pl…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Christine Ebersole's Musical Moments by Playbill Staff

Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, known for her acclaimed performances in Grey Gardens and 42nd Street, has returned to the Cafe Carlyle for a winter engagement through Feb. 25.

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Late Shows Paul Shaffer Returns to Broadway Roots in GODSPELL

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, the company of Broadway\'s hit revival of Stephen Schwartz\'s legendary rock musical GODSPELL is pleased to welcome the musical director and conductor of the …

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SISTER ACT Matinee Filmed for Lincoln Center Archives Today, 2/8 by BroadwayWorld

Today, February 8, Lincoln Center filmed the matinee performance of SISTER ACT for their famed archives. The show will now be preserved amongst the Broadway classics at the New York Public L…

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Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep in Talks for SAVING MR. BANKS Film by BroadwayWorld

According to Deadline.com, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep might star in an upcoming film about the making of Disney's 'Mary Poppins.' Titled 'Saving Mr. Banks,' the film features a screenplay by…

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'Urinetown' gets two more shows

Stray Dog draws big audiences with satire

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Mediocre cast turns once-sizzling musical into bland soap opera by Martin Morrow

With a merely adequate understudy in the lead role, this slice of barrio life is like West Side Story without the gangs

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"Enron" TimeLine Theatre Co. by John Olson

We're reminded how theatre can educate, even on something as abstract as financial and accounting practices.

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The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter –  http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more i…

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The Marsh Berkeley to Present Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles by Bethany Rickwald

The Marsh Berkeley is set to present Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles, February 23 at 8pm. Jewish Chronicles is a collection of stories in song, performed at the piano by Cainer. He …

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Ricky Cona, Slake Counts, and More Set for Jobsite's Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka by Bethany Rickwald

Jobsite Theater is set to present Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, March 8-25 in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center. Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka is the story of th…

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Kim Martin-Cotten, Andrew May Set for Pearl's A Moon for the Misbegotten by Andy Propst

Pearl Theatre Company has announced casting for Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, to run March 6 - April 15 at New York City Center Stage II. J.R. Sullivan will direct …

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Sean Combs, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson Set for Power of Love Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veterans Sean Combs, James Gandolfini, Anthony Hopkins, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chazz Palminteri are among the performers and celebrity supporters slated to appear a…

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VIDEO FLASH: Ricky Martin Performs "Sexy and I Know It" on FOX's Glee by Brian Scott Lipton

Pop star Ricky Martin, who will appear as Che Guevara in the upcoming Broadway revival of Evita, made an appearance on the February 7 episode of FOX's hit series Glee. Martin played Da…

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Dominique Scott Leads Cast of Rock of Ages Tour During Return L.A. Engagement by Sarah Moore

Following a highly successful Los Angeles premiere in February 2011, the Tony-nominated musical, Rock of Ages, will return to Los Angeles for a strictly limited one week engagement, March 20…

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First Look at the Reimagined Off-Broadway Production of Carrie by Broadway.com

In 1988, Carrie cemented its place in Broadway history when the $8 million musical flopped after five performances. Since then, Carrie has been not been seen in New York…until no…

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Venus in Fur Celebrates Its Second Broadway Opening, Starring Nina Arianda & Hugh Dancy by Broadway.com

One Broadway opening wasn't enough for Venus in Fur and its acclaimed stars, Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy: After the sexy play's limited engagement ended at Manhattan T…

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Our Time: First Look at Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Donnell and Celia Keenan-Bolger in Merrily We Roll Along by Broadway.com

Merrily We Roll Along is a rarely seen but well-loved Stephen Sondheim musical which traces the career choices and friendship of three artists over a span of 25 years. Encores! begins its se…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Brian Hutchison, Alexis Bledel, Lucas Caleb Rooney Join MTC World Premiere of Regrets by Kenneth Jones

The complete company of the world-premiere production of Matt Charman's Regrets has been revealed by Manhattan Theatre Club. Carolyn Cantor directs the production at MTC's Off-Broadw…

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PHOTO CALL: Off-Broadway's Tribes People Meet the Press by Joseph Marzullo

Academy Award nominee Mare Winningham, Jeff Perry and Russell Harvard will star in the American premiere of Nina Raine's Olivier Award-nominated play Tribes, which will be staged by Davi…

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Betty Buckley Will Catch Carrie Revival Prior to NYC Master Classes by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, who created the role of Margaret White in the original Broadway production of Carrie, plans to attend the current MCC Off-Broadway revival of the musical thi…

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PHOTO CALL: First Look at Merrily We Roll Along at City Center Encores! by Joseph Marzullo

The City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's short-lived but tuneful 1981 Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along plays appears (in a revised version) at the…

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Alexis Bledel, Richard Topol & More Lead MTC's REGRETS; Opens Mar. 27 by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the upcoming world premiere of REGRETS by Matt Charman, directed by Carolyn Cantor.

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MCC Receives Grant to Expand Youth Company by BroadwayWorld

Based on the ongoing success of the MCC Theater Youth Company over the past 12 years, MCC Theater has received a 25,000 grant from The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation to launch…

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ONCE Launches Broadway Website by BroadwayWorld

ONCE, the new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, will play Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this spring. Previews will begin Tuesday, February 28, 2012 with opening ni…

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OAT raises funds with dance show

Event sold out last year

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Broadway's sales continue to fall in the first week of February by Kristina LaFountain

Broadway witnessed its worst week yet of 2012, with ticket sales continuing to fall throughout the week ending February 5. Twenty-one of the 23 total productions on the Great White Way fell …

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Ticketmaster melt-down frustrates Bruce Springsteen fans by Kristina LaFountain

Bruce Springsteen fans are in an uproar after tickets for his upcoming tour disappeared in a matter of minutes, leaving many fans facing the prospect of paying as much as 20 times face value…

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GP at the Met: Don Giovanni: Behind The Scenes by Colin Fitzpatrick

Renee Fleming interviews Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Barbara Frittoli (Donna Elvira), and Luca Pisaroni (Leporello) about their roles in Don Giovanni; also including a preview clip from…

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GP at the Met: Don Giovanni: About the Opera by Colin Fitzpatrick

Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads his first Met performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage in his Met debut, on THIRTEEN…

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'Miss Daisy' prepares for a road trip

Central Standard Theatre's memorable production of Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" gets one more weekend of performances before jetting Down Under.

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Lin-Manuel is on a "Roll" by Carolina Gonzalez

Lin-Manuel Miranda clearly doesn’t understand the meaning of “slow down.”

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Gatz to deliver every word of The Great Gatsby on West End stage by Alex Needham

F Scott Fitzgerald novel in eight hours – play comes to London after sellout runs and ecstatic reviews around the worldAn eight-hour long play looks set to become one of the most talked-ab…

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Play it again, Mike Read: DJ's Oscar Wilde musical given another spin by Matt Trueman

Critically panned musical, which closed seven years ago after just one night in the West End, is to reopen on London's fringeWhen Mike Read's Oscar Wilde musical closed within hours of its o…

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Theater review: 'Yours, Isabel' by Actors Co-op by Charlotte Stoudt

Charlotte Stoudt reviews the American premiere of Christy Hall's World War II epistolary romance, "Yours, Isabel," at Actors Co-op. A theater review for the Los Angeles Times.

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Will musical revivals dominate the Tony Awards? by Gold Derby

Broadway is very much like the United States’ economy -- it has periods of prosperous success followed by periods of quiet inactivity. This year has been one of the quiet ones in terms…

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Short Eyes, King of the Desert, The Lonesome West, and more New Stage Reviews . . .

Federico MataUrban Theatre Movement's "Short Eyes" now playing downtown at Los Angeles Theatre Center​Miguel Pinero's 1970s prison play Short Eyes nabs this week's Pick of the Week.​ Goo…

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Theatres on a roll by Mark Shenton

Success in the theatre, as in life, breeds success; they acquire momentum, confidence and of course an audience in turn, and a virtuous circle is created. The opposite is also true: there ar…

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'The Story of My Life' tells story of a bond that endures by Anthony Venutolo

Matt Burns as Thomas Weaver and Jim Stanek as Alvin Kelby in 4th Wall Theatre's "The Story of My Life." Remember that friendship that you let fade away? What happened to that pal f…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Club Café to Present Charlie Hall's Mass Hysteria The Musical by Bethany Rickwald

Club Café is set to present Charlie Hall's Mass Hysteria The Musical, March 3-April 29. In Mass Hysteria, the five person cast uses skits, standup, and song parodies that ta…

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MCC Theater Receives Grants to Expand Youth Theater Program by Sarah Moore

MCC Theater has received a $25,000 grant from The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation to launch a two year pilot program aimed at working with students from the George Washington H…

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Flea Theater Extends These Seven Sicknesses Through March 4 by Andy Propst

The Flea Theater has announced a second extension of Sean Graney's These Seven Sicknesses, which will now play through March 4. Ed Sylvanus Iskander has directed the production. The …

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Anthony Heald, Bebe Neuwirth, Christina Ricci Set for A Midsummer Night's Dream at Classic Stage by Andy Propst

Classic Stage Company has announced complete casting for A Midsummer Night's Dream, to run April 4 - May 20, with an opening on April 29. Tony Speciale will direct the production. Sh…

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Kevin Earley, Kaitlyn Davidson, Eric Michael Gillett Set for Showstoppers Benefit by Bethany Rickwald

Singers Forum is set to present Showstoppers, a musical benefit for the Singers Forum Actors Equity Scholarship Program, on March 5 at 7 pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The event will be…

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Todd Cerveris, Meghan McGeary and More Set for The Great Immensity at Kansas City Rep by Sarah Moore

Casting has been announced for The Great Immensity, to be presented by Kansas City Rep and The Civilians, to be presented on the Copaken Stage, February 17-March 18. The Great Immensity is …

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Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys Among Grammy Award Performers by Brian Scott Lipton

An updated list of performers has been announced for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12 and aired live on CBS. LL Cool J will host …

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Alexis Bledel, Brian Hutchison, Adriane Lenox Set for MTC's Regrets by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Regrets, by British playwright Matt Charman. Carolyn Cantor will direct the production at New York City Ce…

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Clybourne Park sets a new date by Loganne

Jordan Roth, Jujamcyn Theaters President, has announced that Clybourne Park will have its Broadway opening at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday, April 19 with preview performances on March…

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Roundabout welcomes Thomas Mygatt as Director of Marketing & Sales Promotion by Amy Kass

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Managing Director; Julia C. Levy, Executive Director) is pleased to announce Thomas Mygatt will join the company o…

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MTC Announces Full Casting for REGRETS, Rehearsals Begin Tomorrow by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for the upcoming world premiere of REGRETS b…

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People You Should Know . . . Natalie Kuhn by Zack

NATALIE KUHN-Natalie is thrilled to be making her Off Broadway debut withPoetic License. Theatre: Stop the Virgens (St.Ann’s Warehouse), Everything That Happens (David ByrneConcert To…

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NYC Ballet's Seven Deadly Sins, With Patti LuPone, Returns Feb. 8 by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone reunites with the New York City Ballet for Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins beginning Feb. 8 at the Koch Theater.

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Howard McGillin, Chryssie Whitehead, Patti Cohenour, Nancy Anderson Cast in Paper Mill Damn Yankees by Andrew Gans

Complete casting has been announced for the Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming production of the baseball-themed musical Damn Yankees, which will begin previews at the New Jersey venue Marc…

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Barrow Street Theatre's TRIBES by BroadwayWorld

The cast of Barrow Street Theatre's highly anticipated North American Premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes, met the press yesterday, February 6. Check out photos from tthe event below

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Photo Coverage: Nick Jonas Hosts KIDS NIGHT ON BROADWAY Fan Party by Peter James Zielinski

Nick Jonas, currently starring in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, was joined by Charlotte St. Martin Executive Director of the Broadway League, Jord…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Encores' MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG- Production Shots! by BroadwayWorld

Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores production of the season , will open on Wednesday, February 8 at New York City Center, and will feature Colin…

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Lorenzo Lamas & David Burnham Lead Musical Theatre LA's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Concert, 2/15 by Don Grigware

On February 15 at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills for one night only renowned Musical Theatre of Los Angeles will present a benefit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat I…

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: ONCE Complete! by Up On The Marquee

ONCE begins previews on Broadway Tuesday, February 28, 2012 with an opening night set for Sunday, March 18, 2012. The production features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen H…

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Things That Could Be Proven On Tapes by Don Hall

“They’ve got a foreign policy that shows a lot of weakness,” Hannity said. “I know the President will say they got bin Laden, putting that aside.”“And the public gives him credit…

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Broadway talents to abound in busy theatrical weekend for St. Louis

BRINGING IT ON: Broadway talents will align big-time this weekend in the Lou with hundreds expected from around the country to audition for this year's Muny season and for "Bring It On: The …

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"Psycho Therapy" at Cherry Lane Theatre, February 6, 2012 by Mondschein

In its return to regular programming for the 2011-2012 season, Cherry Lane Theatre brings us Frank Strausser's new comedy. 

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Discount Ticket Offer - "Assistance" by Mondschein

DISCOUNT TICKETS TO ASSISTANCE for BLOG READERS: Regular run:  February 3-March 11 Tues 7, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2:30 & 8, Sun at 2:30 & 7:30 Additional Monday evening perf February…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Alan Cumming, Montego Glover & More Join Roster For Public Sings! at Joe’s Pub by Broadway.com

A starry roster of stage veterans have signed on for the Public Theater's Public Sings! An Unforgettable Celebration of Musical Theater. Tony winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret), Ton…

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Watch Evita's Ricky Martin and Naya Rivera Cover Madonna's 'La Isla Bonita' on Glee by Broadway.com

The New Directions students were challenged to include Spanish in their performances when Evita leading man Ricky Martin showed up as hot teacher David Martinez on the February 7 episode of …

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Atlantic Theater’s New York Times Drama CQ/CX Extends Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

The world premiere of Gabe McKinley’s drama CQ/CX has extended for an additional week at off-Broadway’s Peter Norton Space. The Atlantic Theater Company production, helmed by Dav…

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Wicked Vet Dianne Pilkington on Getting Diva Training from Tyne Daly in London's Master Class by Matt Wolf

Dianne Pilkington enjoyed a long and acclaimed West End run as Glinda in Wicked and starred as Amalia in last year’s Chichester Festival revival of She Loves Me, with a stint in The 39…

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Glee Poll: Which Faculty Member at McKinley High is Your Favorite? by Broadway.com

Evita star Ricky Martin became the latest famous face to join the faculty over at Glee's McKinley High on February 7. In the latest episode the teachers battled for a…

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DOMA Theatre Company Announces Inaugural Season by Sarah Moore

DOMA Theatre Company has announced the schedule for its inaugural season, which will run from March through December of this year. The season includes a line up of six musicals, opening wit…

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Atlantic Theater Company's CQ/CX Extends through March 11 by Bethany Rickwald

Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere production of Gabe McKinley's CQ/CX, originally slated to close on March 4, will now extend through March 11. The production is directed …

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Nigel Lythgoe, Tommy Tune to Be Honored at Capezio 125th Anniversary Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Honorees have been announced for Capezio's 125th anniversary gala celebration, to be held at New York City Center on Monday, April 23 at 7pm. The show is conceived and directed by Ann M…

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Natalie Portman Joins Film Casts of Knight of the Cups and Lawless by Dan Bacalzo

Oscar winner and Broadway veteran Natalie Portman has joined the casts of two upcoming Terrence Malick films, according to Deadline.com. She will appear alongside Christian Bale, Cate Blanc…

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Curt Columbus, Coppélia Kahn, Patricia Yabarra Set for Trinity Rep's Merchant of Venice Forum by Sarah Moore

Trinity Rep will host a free public forum to discuss the history and issues surrounding The Merchant of Venice in conjunction with its production of Shakespeare's controversial play. Th…

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Potted Potter comes to Toronto by Richard Ouzounian

Daniel Clarkson and Jeff Turner re-enact all seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes at the Panasonic Theatre.

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Nick Jonas in HOW TO SUCCEED... TV Commercial by How To Succeed In Business (Without Really Trying)

Nick Jonas in HOW TO SUCCEED... TV Commercial http://howtosucceedonbroadway.com Now, in its second smash year, Broadway's musical comedy hit welcomes a bright new star—music sens…

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Spring 2012 Leadership Teleconferences by TCG News

TCG Leadership Teleconferences are offered throughout the year featuring presentations and moderated panel conversations by experts in and outside of the field who give their unique perspect…

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People You Should Know . . . Ari Butler by Zack

ARI BUTLER Recently played FINCH in “How to Succeed…”at Canada’s Drayton Festival.  Other credits include: The Shape ofThings as Adam (Stamford Theater Works), Fugue (NY’sCher…

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Nadine Isenegger and Nicolas Dromard Join Cast of Make Mine Manhattan at the Connelly Theatre by Adam Hetrick

Complete casting has been announced for UnsungMusicals' production of the 1948 revue Make Mine Manhattan, which will feature the previously announced Jessica Lee Goldyn, Greg Reuter and …

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Public Sings! Benefit Adds Alan Cumming, Montego Glover, Kelli O'Hara and Benjamin Walker by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, Montego Glover, Kelli O’Hara and Benjamin Walker have joined the line-up for the Public Theater's March 5 Public Sings! benefit concert.

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CSC's Midsummer Will Feature Taylor Mac, David Greenspan, Anthony Heald, Steven Skybell, Jordan Dean by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award nominee Anthony Heald and performance artist and songwriter Taylor Mac are among the troupers joining Tony winner Bebe Neuwith and Christina Ricci for Classic Stage Company's …

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CQ/CX, Tale of a Journalism Scandal, Extends to March 11 in NYC by Kenneth Jones

The Atlantic Theater Company world-premiere production of Gabe McKinley's journalism play CQ/CX, directed by Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, has been extended by one week in advance of…

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Psycho Therapy

Well THIS is an unexpected pleasure! Frank Strausser has written a play that is acerbic and a little vague and also sort of touching. I know – that sounds odd but then people are odd, an…

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Offer: Support your favourite: Customise your Whatsonstage.com Awards t-shirt today

You've nominated, voted and we do hope you're joining us at the Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert so why not get the T-shirt too! Show your favourites that you care by getting your very own cu…

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Howard McGillin, Chryssie Whitehead, Christopher Charles Wood to Lead Paper Mill's DAMN YANKEES by BroadwayWorld

Paper Mill Playhouse has just announced casting for Damn Yankees, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by Denis Jones. The cast f…

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THE LITTLE MERMAID to Make Dutch Premiere in May by BroadwayWorld

Stage Entertainment, in cooperation with Disney Theatrical Productions, will present the Dutch premiere of The Little Mermaid. After presenting Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King…

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Atlantic Theater Company Extends CQ/CX Through 3/11 by BroadwayWorld

Atlantic Theater Company has just announced that the world premiere production of Gabe McKinleys play CQCX, directed by Tony Award nominee David Leveaux has been extended in advance of offic…

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Photo Flash: RX Opens at Primary Stages by BroadwayWorld

February 2nd marked the opening night for the Primary Stages Casey Childs, Founder amp Executive Producer Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director Elliot Fox, Managing Director world premiere of the…

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Rehearsals Begin Tomorrow for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by BroadwayWorld

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, for The Stratford Shakespeare Festivals hit production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rices JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Directed by the Stratford…

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Master Class, Vaudeville Theatre, London

There’s brisk assurance and mercilessness, but also a hint of insecurity, in this portrayal of Maria Callas, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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'Immortal' tour is a fantastic, nutty spectacle

The tour is every bit a Michael Jackson event as it is a Cirque du Soleil show.

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The Devil and Mr Punch, Barbican, London

This tribute to Mr Punch is an ingenious, surreal piece of theatre, writes Sarah Hemming

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Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Lincoln Center, New York

There’s exhilarating dancing and a tender, disturbing pas de deux in Balanchine’s ballet, writes Apollinaire Scherr

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MAMMA MIA!’s Allyson Carr featured in “Gotta Dance!” photo and video series by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

CLICK FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEO FEATURE MAMMA MIA! Broadway dancing queen Allyson Carr is featured in the new Broadway.com “Gotta” Dance!” photo and video feature series. Best known for her…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Next Fall by Andrew Lapin

A faith compromised is an odd beast indeed. Take Luke, the young, beguiling object of affection in Round House Theatre’s new production of Geoffrey Nauffts’ Tony-nominated Next Fall, as …

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Memphis the Musical celebrates Black History Month by Loganne

In honor of Black History Month, the 2010 Tony Award winning musical, Memphis, will be hosting a talkback series celebrating the impact minorities have had on the entertainment industry. The…

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Shirley Serotsky on directing Blood Wedding by Hunter Styles

– Shirley Serotsky has been directing theatre in DC for ten years, at the helm of projects with Theater J, Keegan Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, The Hub Theatre, and others. …

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Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges Pays a Visit to Big Brother Beau at How to Succeed by Broadway.com

Stage and screen favorite Beau Bridges plays corporate bigwig J.B. Biggley in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but in real life, he plays big brother to Aca…

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Paul Taylor-Mills to Direct One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for Lost Theatre by Bethany Rickwald

The Lost Theatre is set to present the stage adaptation of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, March 14-31, marking the 50th anniversary of the novel's publication. …

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Casting Complete for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Starring Christina Ricci and Bebe Neuwirth by Broadway.com

Complete casting has been announced for Classic Stage Company’s upcoming production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring the previously announced Bebe Neuwirt…

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Bruce Ladd, Nan McNamara, Daniel J. Roberts Set for Actor's Co-Op's Long Day's Journey Into Night by Sarah Moore

Actor's Co-Op has announced the cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night at the Crossley Theatre, March 16-April 29. Long Day's Jou…

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Spider Saloff to Perform The Roar of the Butterfly at Victory Gardens by Andy Propst

Spider Saloff will perform her one-woman musical The Roar of the Butterfly at Victory Gardens' Richard Christiansen Theater, May 2-20. With book, music and lyrics by Saloff, along wi…

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Alex Knox, Charlotta Mohlin, Meagan Prahl, Molly Sullivan Set forLast Days of Mary Stuart by Bethany Rickwald

Son of Semele will present a workshop of Tilted Field Production's The Last Days of Mary Stuart, February 18-March 4. Becca Wolff will direct. With a score by Byron Kahr and John Nixo…

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War Horse to Play Cadillac Palace Theater in December by Andy Propst

The national tour of War Horse will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre, running December 18 - January 5. Bijan Sheibani has directed the production, based on Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris&a…

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Alan Cumming, Kelli O'Hara, Benjamin Walker Join Public Sings! Benefit Cast by Dan Bacalzo

An updated lineup of performers has been announced for Public Sings!, a benefit concert to be held on Monday, March 5 in Joe's Pub. Daisy Prince will direct the performance, with music…

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Oriental Songlei Theatre to Present World Premiere of Louis St. Louis' The Joker's Game by Bethany Rickwald

China's The Oriental Songlei Theatre is set to present the world premiere of Louis St. Louis' musical The Joker's Game, opening on May 15. Tony Stimac will direct. The musi…

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Nancy Anderson, Patti Cohenour, Howard McGillin Set for Paper Mill's Damn Yankees by Andy Propst

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for Damn Yankees, to run March 7 - April 1. Mark S. Hoebee will direct the production, which will have choreography by Denis Jones. With book by …

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VIDEO FLASH: Basil Twist Offers Sneak Peek of Petrushka at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Zachary Stewart

World-class puppeteer Basil Twist discusses Petrushka, set to perform at The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre, March 16 - 25. Click here for more information and Petrush…

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Broadway’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR begins rehearsals tomorrow. Final casting announced. by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, for The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s hit production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.  Directed by the S…

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Review: (Toronto) In The Heights by The Charlebois Post

Nicole Cline and Perry Young (photo credit: John Daughtry)Failing to Reach the HeightsDancap brings a tour to TOby Stuart MunroI first saw In The Heights on Broadway in the spring of 2009. L…

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Tosca tumbles at Canadian Opera Company by Trish Crawford

Adrianne Pieczonka, who plays Tosca in the current Canadian Opera Company season, sustained a knee injury Friday and is jumping no more.

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Upcoming NEA Roundtable and Webcast by Laurie Baskin

The National Endowment for the Arts will host a webcast, Improving Arts Learning through Standards & Assessment: A National Endowment for the Arts Research Roundtable on Tuesday, Februar…

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Broadway’s ‘War Horse’ riding into Chicago

“War Horse” will be galloping into Chicago in December. The acclaimed epic show that originated at London’s National Theatre, received multiple Tony Awards on Broadway, and was the ins…

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Atlantic Theater Company’s CQ/CX Extends Through March 11 Before Opening by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of Gabe McKinley’s play CQ/CX, directed b…

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‘Ameriville’ paints a portrait of America both familiar, frightening

HEDY WEISS: The rhythmic rant, developed by new Victory Gardens leader Chay Yew, outlines a wide range of afflictions with an emphasis on the homeland.

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Talks About Magic/Bird, the Broadway Basketball Biography by Kenneth Jones

Basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, formerly of Michigan State University and the Los Angeles Lakers, will make his Broadway debut this spring — sort of.

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Ford's Theatre's 1776 Patriots Include Robert Cuccioli, Brooks Ashmanskas, William Diggle, Tom Story by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) will be the "obnoxious and disliked" John Adams opposite fellow Continental Congressman — and Tony nomine…

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Howard McGillin, Chryssie Whitehead, Christopher Charles Wood, Patti Cohenour, Nancy Anderson Cast in Paper Mill Damn Yankees by Andrew Gans

Complete casting has been announced for the Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming production of the baseball-themed musical Damn Yankees, which will begin previews at the New Jersey venue Marc…

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Phylicia Rashad, Chuck Cooper and Leslie Uggams Set for Their Eyes Were Watching God Presentation by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Phylicia Rashad, Chuck Cooper and Leslie Uggams will take part in a stage adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God Feb. 29 and March 1 at the Gre…

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Rx

As I was leaving the theatre I heard a colleague remark to his theatre companion, “Well, not altogether bad.” That about sums it up. With the added note that this is a fantastic cast t…

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News: Theatregoers bid to present at Whatsonstage.com Awards

Now that you’ve cast your vote, prepare to cast your bid! Inspired by our adopted charity Stage One, whose West End Lots auction continues until 24 February at auction.stageone.uk.com,…

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Christina Ricci & Bebe Neuwirth Lead CSC's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this Spring! by BroadwayWorld

Classic Stage Company has announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Shakespeares A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, which begins previews at CSC on Wednesday, April 4 for a limited …

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Alan Cumming, Kelli O'Hara, et al. Join PUBLIC SINGS! Benefit, 3/5 by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater announced today that Alan Cumming, Montego Glover, Gabriel Kahane, Ethan Lipton, Kelli OHara, and Benjamin Walker would join the star-studded PUBLIC SINGS benefit on Monda…

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Joshua Henry, Natasha Yvette Williams & Nikki Renee Daniels Set for Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, 2/9 by BroadwayWorld

After a year and a half hiatus, Seth Rudetsky's famed Seth's Broadway Chatterbox has returned to Don't Tell Mama. Seth's Broadway Chatterbox includes interviews and performances by noted Bro…

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STAGE TUBE: Inside JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Road to Broadway! by Stage Tube

Tickets are now on sale for The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's hit production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Directed by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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The Great Gatsby Musical Will Get London Premiere by Broadway.com

A musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, will gets its world premiere at the King’s Head Theatre in London. Performances begin Aug…

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Watch Newsies' Jeremy Jordan and Fiancée Ashley Spencer Get Sexy and Silly with 'Tie Me Up' by Broadway.com

Valentine's Day is less than a week away, but one of Broadway's most adorable couples is already making sweet music together. Newsies and Bonnie & Clyde heartthrob Jeremy Jo…

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Late Show with David Letterman's Paul Shaffer to Make Cameo in Godspell by Broadway.com

Late Night with David Letterman musical director Paul Shaffer will make a guest appearance in the February 16 performance of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Shaffer p…

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Hey, Old Friends! Encores! Merrily We Roll Along Begins Run at City Center by Broadway.com

Encores! kicks off its 19th season with the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along. Directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, the musical opens at New…

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Mike Daisey Shares the Obsession Behind His Solo Show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs by Broadway.com

As a monologist, Mike Daisey pursues his obsessions for a living. Chief among them is technology, and Apple products in particular. After a long love affair with these items, Daisey’s …

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Tony Winner and How I Learned to Drive Star Norbert Leo Butz Is Taking Your Questions! by Broadway.com

Since making his Rialto debut as a Roger replacement in Rent, Norbert Leo Butz has gone on create some of the most charming characters on Broadway, winning two Tony Awards in the process. He…

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P. Nokio by Debbie Jackson

P. Nokio, written and directed by hip hop performing artist Psalmayene 24, hits a fun and groovy downbeat.  Playing the main character, Psalmayene 24 takes on the stiff mannerisms of an art…

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Jason Grote Has Joined Writing Team for NBC's Smash by Andy Propst

Playwright Jason Grote has joined the writing team for NBC's Smash, according to a report in The Washington Post. Grote's play Civilization (all you can eat) is currently play…

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PHOTO FLASH: Marin Hinkle, Stephen Kunken, Arian Moayed at Off-Broadway Opening of Rx by David Gordon

Primary Stages celebrated the opening of Kate Fodor's new comedy Rx with a post-performance reception at 48 lounge. Marin Hinkle and Stephen Kunken star in the play, about the relation…

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Serenbe Playhouse Announces 2012 Season by Bethany Rickwald

Serenbe Playhouse -- located in Palmetto, Georgia -- has announced the productions planned for its 2012 season, running June 1-August 18. The season will begin with Rachel Teagle's wor…

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PHOTO FLASH: Holly Madison, Josh Strickland Celebrate 1000th Performance of Peepshow by Dan Bacalzo

Former Playboy Playmate and Dancing with the Stars contestant Holly Madison and American Idol finalist and Broadway veteran Josh Strickland were on hand to help celebrate the 1,000th perform…

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Paul Shaffer to Make Cameo Appearance in Broadway's Godspell by Dan Bacalzo

Paul Shaffer will make a cameo appearance at the Thursday, February 16 performance of Broadway's Godspell, performing at Circle in the Square Theatre. He will also participate in a talk…

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Philip Casnoff to Star in The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King by Sarah Moore

Rod Menzies will direct the world premiere of an Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA production, The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King, written by Andrew Dolan. The production runs March 17 - Apr…

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‘Back to the Future’ to Become a Musical on Broadway? by David Rogers

We’re currently only three years away from the 2015 “future” depicted in the second installment of the “Back to the Future” trilogy, but it is possible we could see a musical versi…

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Review: Ameriville (Victory Gardens Theater) by Scotty Zacher

In his inaugural season, Artistic Director Chay Yew has brought an invaluable gift to Victory Gardens in the form of UNIVERSES. So memorable is their show *Ameriville*, it leaves less of an …

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APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE: Hail to the Chief, Lynne Thigpen! by Passportmagazine

Bernadette. Patti. Some Broadway performers don’t need a last name. But what about amazing theater talents that never get that kind of widespread, iconic acclaim? In a new column, I…

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'War Horse' will be in Chicago for Christmas by Chris Jones

"War Horse,"the hit West End and Broadway show based on the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo and famous for its puppet horses, will be in Chicago for Christmas.

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Bailey Hanks Will Star as Elle Woods in Walnut Creek's Legally Blonde by Michael Gioia

Bailey Hanks, winner of the reality show competition "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods," will reprise her performance as Elle in Diablo Theatre Company's p…

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Tony Winner David Zippel Directs Elaine Paige's New York Concert Debut by Andrew Gans

Tony-winning City of Angels lyricist David Zippel is directing Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige's upcoming New York solo concert debut, part of The American Songbook series.

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PHOTO CALL: It's Prom Night! First Look at Carrie, the Musical by Joseph Marzullo

Carrie, the infamously short-lived 1988 Broadway musical based on the Stephen King novel about a bullied teen with telekinetic powers who takes vengeance on her tormentors, returned in a new…

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Three By Three In Rep World Premieres to Play Trinity Rep; Casting Announced by Adam Hetrick

The Trinity Repertory Company will stage world-premiere plays by Curt Columbus, George Brant and Deborah Salem Smith in repertory beginning Feb. 16.

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War Horse Announces Chicago Dates; Tour Will Preview in Boise by Adam Hetrick

The national tour of the Tony Award-winning drama War Horse will gallop into Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre in December as part of the Broadway in Chicago series.

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Broadway Star Kristin Chenoweth Sings "You'll Never Know" at Drama League Tribute by Broadway.com

Broadway Star Kristin Chenoweth Sings "You'll Never Know" at Drama League Tribute Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth received a singular honor on February 6, when the Drama …

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Beyond Broadway: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs by Broadway.com

As a monologist, Mike Daisey pursues his obsessions for a living. Chief among them is technology, and Apple products in particular. After a long love affair with these items, Daisey's curios…

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Blog: Jo Caird: Survey puts fringe audiences in the spotlight

You might imagine that having written about a survey just last week, I'd be eager to move on to something less statistical in this post. I would have imagined that too. But we'd both be wron…

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Participate in Dining Out for Life by Chicago Plays

EdgeAlliance is putting on the event called Dining Out for Life on April 26, 2012. The event takes place in 85 restaurants across the city, many are near local theatres. EdgeAlliance is look…

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Paul Shaffer to Make Appearance in GODSPELL, 2/16 by BroadwayWorld

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, the company of Broadway's revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical GODSPELLwill welcome the musical director and conductor of the original Broadway producti…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/8- Sherie Rene Scott by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday Sherie Rene Scott On Broadway Scott has starred as Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, garnering nominations for a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle…

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FREUD'S LAST SESSION To Play President's Day Weekend Schedule 2/19 by BroadwayWorld

FREUD’S LAST SESSION will play a special President’s Day Weekend schedule at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). There will be an added performance Sunday evening, February 19th at …

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"Carrie" the musical at MCC Theater by MCC Theater

"Carrie" the musical at MCC Theater A behind the scenes look at the musical of "Carrie," including interviews with composer Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford, book w…

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NBC’s ‘SMASH’ MAKE A MUSICAL, School #9 – Middleton Street Elementary School, Los Angeles by Cindy Ripley

School #9: Middleton Street Elementary School Los Angeles, California Reported by: Timothy Allen McDonald, Founder and CEO, iTheatrics January 31, 2012 Today finds me in Los Angeles working …

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These Seven Sicknesses *** by Barry

Erik Olson as Orestes, Betsy Lippitt as ElektraThe New York premiere of These Seven Sicknesses, a 5 hour marathon of all seven of Sophocles’s plays re-envisioned by playwright Sean Graney,…

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Producing panel alert! How to produce from the ground up Off-Broadway. by Ken Davenport

My BFFs over at the Off Broadway Alliance asked me to let you know about the latest in their Off-Broadway panel series that just so happens to be . . . this Sunday! Starting at noon and fini…

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Gordon MacRea and Howard Keel DVD’s by Brad Hathaway

The pickings from the Bell Telephone Hour that Video Artists International delves into must be getting slim. It isn’t that the material on latest releases in VAI’ Music’s s…

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Almost, Maine by Steve Hallex

Welcome to winter wonderland, presented by 1st Stage.  If you’ve been to this theater, things will seem a little different this time.  The arena-like seating is curtained off for the…

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Talkin’ in the Green Room With: Barbara Bradshaw by Bill Hirschman

In this edition, we talk with Barbara Bradshaw, one of the most admired stage and voice-over actresses in South Florida whose 200-plus roles include four Carbonell-winning performances. In t…

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San Francisco Symphony to World Premiere Meredith Monk's Realm Variations by Bethany Rickwald

San Francisco Symphony will present the world premiere of Meredith Monk's Realm Variations, on March 18 in Davies Symphony Hall. Commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony's 2012 …

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PHOTO FLASH: Jake T. Austin, Chris Nirschel, Jose Rivera at INTAR Gala by David Gordon

Playwright Jose Rivera and US Senator Robert Menendez were honored at INTAR's 46th anniversary Gala, held February 7 at the Manhattan Penthouse. The event was hosted by actress and sin…

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Joe Evans' The Great Gatsby Musical to Receive World Premiere at King's Head Theatre by Bethany Rickwald

Ruby in the Dust's world premiere production of The Great Gatsby Musical will play King's Head Theatre, August 7-September 1. Linnie Reedman will direct. With original music and …

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Sketch Comedy Musical Rated P for Parenthood Begins Previews Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Rated P For Parenthood, a musical comedy about childrearing, begins previews on February 8 at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre. The production stars Courtney Balan, Chris Hoch, David Jo…

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Rosyln Huff, Phylicia Rashad, Leslie Uggams Set for Their Eyes Were Watching God Radio Play by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for Arthur Yorinks' radio play version of Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God at WNYC and WQXR Radio's Greene Space February 29 …

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Michael Ball, Sheridan Smith, Hannah Waddingham Set for Whatsonstage.com Awards Ceremony by Andy Propst

An updated lineup of artists who will be taking part in the Whatsonstage.com Awards ceremony, to be held on February 19 at the Prince of Wales Theatre, has been announced. Sheridan Smith wi…

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Mormon Men Gad & Rannells on the 'Thrill' of a Grammy Nom, Plus Plans for a Justin Bieber Cover Album by Broadway.com

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner and come February 12, The Book of Mormon’s leading men, Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, may be able to add “Grammy winner&r…

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Highlights from Merrily We Roll Along at City Center Encores!

The Encores! concert production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's short-lived but tuneful 1981 Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along plays New York City Center Feb. 8-19. The c…

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CONTEST: WIN PREMIUM TICKETS TO CARRIE! by JK

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN THIS MONTH'S POLL ANDIN ROUND TWO OF HOT/HOTTER - BOTH TO YOUR LEFTThe Broadway ads read, "Carrie.  There's never been a musical like her."  The wor…

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Call Mr. Robeson Will Play Carnegie Hall by Andrew Gans

Call Mr. Robeson, which celebrates the life and work of actor, singer and Civil Rights campaigner Paul Robeson, will play Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall Feb. 12 at 3 PM to coincide with Abr…

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Paul Shaffer Will Make Cameo Appearance in Broadway's Godspell; Talkback, Too by Andrew Gans

On Feb. 16 the Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell will welcome "Late Show with David Letterman" musical director Paul Shaffer, who was conductor of the original B…

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Theatre Development Fund Will Offer Autism-Friendly Performances of Mary Poppins and The Lion King by Andrew Gans

Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theater Initiative will present autism-friendly performances of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins April 29 at 1 PM at the New Amsterdam…

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Casting Announced for Stage West Theatre's All Shook Up by Andrew Gans

Michael Torontow will play Chad in Stage West Mississauga's production of All Shook Up, which will run Feb. 9-April 20 at the venue in the Greater Toronto area.

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Review Round-up: Tyne Daly Transfers McNally's Master Class

The West End transfer of Terrence McNally’s 1995 Broadway play Master Class opened last night (7 February 2012, previews from 21 January) at the Vaudeville Theatre. Tyne Daly, star of…

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Photo Flash: West End's MASTER CLASS Celebrates Opening Night by BroadwayWorld

Stephen Wadsworth's new production of Terrence McNally's Master Class starring Tyne Daly as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas at the Vaudeville Theatre following its critically acclai…

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Capezio Honors Tommy Tune At 125 Year BC/EFA Benefit by BroadwayWorld

Capezio celebrates 125 years of excellence with this one-night only special show on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 700 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street btwn. 6th and 7th Ave NYC. A …

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TDF's Autism Theater Initiative To Host Autism Friendly B'way Performances by BroadwayWorld

TDFs Autism Theater Initiative will present autism-friendly performances of Disney and Cameron Mackintoshs Mary Poppins on Sunday, April 29, at 1pm, at the New Amsterdam Theatre 214 West 42n…

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Photo Flash: CARRIE's Back! First Production Shots Released! by BroadwayWorld

The newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical, had its first preview on January 31, 2012 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The show will open officially on March 1,…

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Photo Coverage: Jose Rivera, Lou Moreno, et al. at 1st Annual INTAR Gala by Walter McBride

INTAR, New Yorks Latino theatre company, celebrated its 46th anniversary with a special Gala at the Manhattan Penthouse 80 5th Avenue at 14th Street last night, February 7th.

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Photo Coverage: VENUS IN FUR Re-Opens on Broadway! by Peter James Zielinski

VENUS IN FUR, the acclaimed new play by David Ives, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie starring Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda and Emmy Award nominee Hugh Dancy began performances …

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman to Star in John le Carre's A MOST WANTED MAN by BroadwayWorld

According to EWonline, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in the adaptation of John le Carre's 2008 thriller novel A MOST WANTED MAN.

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ArtsBeat: New Broadway Performances Announced for Autistic Children and Families by Erik Piepenburg

"Mary Poppins" and "The Lion King" will present special performances as part of the Autism Theater Initiative.

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Sam Coppola, actor in films, TV, theater by Jay Levin

Character actor Sam Coppola of Leonia, who gave John Travolta sage but salty advice in the 1977 film classic "Saturday Night Fever," died Sunday. He was 79.

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L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival Heading To Twain House by Frank Rizzo

"The Simpsons" Mike Reiss To Receive "Commie" Award The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, the largest comedy film festival in the USA, will head East to Hartfiord's  Mark Twain House …

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ArtsBeat: Radio Play Will Honor 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Dave Itzkoff

Live performances of the play, with a cast that features Phylicia Rashad and Leslie Uggams and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will be recorded for a planned national broadcast in Septemb…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Gabriel Barre to Direct Goodspeed Musicals' Amazing Grace by Dan Bacalzo

Gabriel Barre will direct Goodspeed Musicals' production of the new musical, Amazing Grace, to play the Norma Terris Theatre, May 17-June 10. Featuring music and lyrics by Christopher…

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Jim Fletcher, Scott Shepherd Part of London Cast of Elevator Repair Service's Gatz by Andy Propst

Elevator Repair Service will perform Gatz at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre, to run June 8 - July 15, as part of London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). The engagement wil…

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PHOTO FLASH: Nina Arianda, Hugh Dancy at Re-Opening of Broadway's Venus in Fur by David Gordon

David Ives' Venus in Fur reopened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre following a month-long hiatus, on Tuesday, February 7. Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy once again star in the comedy, ab…

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Mamma Mia! Star Liana Hunt Dreams of Lobster and Beets For V-Day Dinner by Broadway.com

Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people w…

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Clybourne Park Gets New Dates for Spring Broadway Opening by Broadway.com

The bumpy Broadway journey of Clybourne Park will officially end happily: Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth announced that Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play will begin pr…

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Call and Response: Ben Cameron by Mark Valdez

“Their very presence… said volumes to me about the power theater has and the difference it makes in peoples lives; and not only the potential we have as an artform, but the responsibilit…

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PHOTO CALL: World-Premiere of the Comedy Psycho Therapy by Joseph Marzullo

Psycho Therapy, the world-premiere comedy by Frank Strausser, starring Jeffrey Carlson and Angelica Page, officially opened Off-Broadway Feb. 7.

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Porgy and Bess Stars Will Head to the Chatterbox Feb. 9 by Andrew Gans

Three of the stars of the current Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess will be the special guests at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox Feb. 9.

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Clybourne Park Will Open on Broadway April 19 by Andrew Gans

Despite the loss of lead producer Scott Rudin, who abandoned his plan to produce Bruce Norris' play Clybourne Park on Broadway this spring, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will make its…

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Three Hadley Fraser Videos You Need to Watch Right Now by The Mick

In honor of the Phantom 25th Anniversary Concert DVD release—you all purchased/repeatedly viewed said DVD yesterday, correct?—we thought it was high time we talked more about Hadley Fras…

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Tickets to NEWSIES on Broadway on Sale Now! by Contests

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as an extra-extra special production, and heralded by Newsweek as the talk of the town, Newsies makes its Broadway debut at the Nederlander Theatre riding a wa…

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BroadwayGirlNYC: Picks for February by BroadwayGirlNYC

Happy February Eager to get a jump start on booking up your calendar for the month Since no one can be everywhere at once, here are my official BroadwayGirlNYC picks for the month of Februa…

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News: Gatsby adaptations announced by King's Head & Wilton's

Two new stage versions of the The Great Gatsby have recently been announced, following hot on the heels of news that Gatz, an eight-hour interpretation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, will …

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Photo Flash: First Look - Episode 2 of NBC's SMASH Airing 2/13 by BroadwayWorld

On the February 13th episode of NBC's new musical drama series SMASH entitled 'Callbacks', Ivy Megan Hilty and Karen Katharine McPhee jump through hoops for the brilliant but temperamental d…

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Lonnie Johnson by Trav S.D.

This post is one of a series honoring Black History Month. Today is the birthday of the great bluesman Lonnie Johnson. For his full bio go here. And here he is performing “Too Late To …

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Katie Leung Goes Wild by Amy Adler

The Harry Potter star discusses her exciting stage debut in A.R.T.'s Wild Swans.

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Clybourne Park to Now Open on April 19 at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Clybourne Park, will play Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre , beginning on March 28 and now opening on April 19, one week later than origina…

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People You Should Know . . . Ethan Angelica by Zack

Ethan Angelica is aBrooklyn-based actor, singer and writer.  New York: PEG O' MY HEART(Hell's Kitchen Musicals -- MITF Award, Best Musical), THOSE WHISTLING LADS(Spotlight On! Award, Ou…

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PHOTO CALL: A Look at Tokio Confidential Featuring Jill Paice by Krissie Fullerton

Scandal Productions presents Tokio Confidential, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Eric Schorr, at Atlantic Theater Stage 2. Performances began Feb. 5.

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Conjure Times: Black Magicians in America by Trav S.D.

This post is one of a series honoring Black History Month. There is much to be said for getting a good idea first. In Conjure Times: Black Magicians in America, Jim Haskins and Kathleen Ben…

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New Musical AMAZING GRACE to Open at Goodspeed 5/17 by BroadwayWorld

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals announced that the inspiring new musicalAmazing Grace, based on the life of John Newton, the former slave trader who wrote the world's most rec…

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Interview: 20 Questions With ... Catherine McCormack

Catherine McCormack makes her RSC debut in Helen Edmundson’s new play The Heresy of Love, which opens in the Swan Theatre tonight (8 February 2012, previews from 2 February). McCormac…

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"Amazing Grace" Opens Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre Season by Frank Rizzo

Gabriel Barre Directs New Show About Famous HymnThe musical workshop of “Amazing Grace,” based on the life of John Newton , the former slave trader who wrote the world's most …

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Mac Wellman's "Dracula" Bows at Yale Cabaret in New Haven by Frank Rizzo

Mac Wellman' s absurdist, psycho-sexual adaptation (we're there!) of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" will be presented Feb. 16 to 18 at the Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St., New Haven.

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Things That I Love III: Social Media (After Susan G. Komen) by Leigh Hile

On January 31st, Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced that it would halt grants to Planned Parenthood.I know this because on the 31st my Facebook page was saturated with the news. In the n…

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Imaging and Digital Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition by Andrea Appleton

Imaging and Digital Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Through Feb. 18 at UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture More at weekly.citypaper.com A Thesis Exhibition may not sound…

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Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking by Andrea Appleton

Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking At the Hippodrome through Feb. 12 More at weekly.citypaper.com Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show, opens with a song, Hollywood-…

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That Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play by Laura Dattaro

That Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play By Sheila Callaghan, Directed by Jayme Kilburn At Strand Theater Through Feb. 18 Despite the warning that the show you are about to watch wi…

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Catch a Lift by Geoffrey Himes

Jitney At Morgan State University’s Murphy Fine Arts Center through February 12. For more information, visit morgan.edu. Ain’t Misbehavin’ At the Spotlighters Theatre throug…

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Godspell by Lizwollman

When I was in grade-school--I don't remember which grade, specifically--my classmates and I were taken by yellow bus on a field-trip to see the matinee performance of a local college product…

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Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens rewrites Jarry’s King Ubu by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: SIMON STEPHENS The award-winning playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about his new play, The Trial of Ubu, which is currently at the Hampstead Theatre in a production directed by Kati…

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Paula Vogel and Her Student Both Miss The Real Answer by Art

The New York Times covered Paula Vogel's playwriting boot camp that was recently held at Second Stage Theatre.  She holds these informal training seminars around the country, "usually a…

Linked From Art Hennessey at 08:05AM

"Carrie" Lives Again In Off-Broadway Musical

The highly anticipated revival of "Carrie" is now in previews off-Broadway.

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Ernani at Met Opera by Sarah B. Roberts

Ernani is one of the sillier Verdi operas, but the music is expectedly gorgeous.  The production is typical grand opera - giant sets, a huge chorus and especially opulent cost…

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You Don’t Tell Me What To Give, Don’t Tell Me What To Say by Joe Patti

An interesting question was posed to Kelly Kleiman, the Nonprofiteer, about the practice of suggesting donors increase their giving from the previous year. The writer was offended at being t…

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in case you missed it… by Theater Talk

Our interview with KEVIN SPACEY is now online.   Click Here to Watch! 

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The Roundabout's New 'Angry Young Man' for 2012

John Osborne’s play Look Back in Anger, rocked the British theater – sorry, theatre – scene in the 1950s, bringing to the stage a vivid, unvarnished realism as well as Jimmy Porter, th…

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The Philanderer by StageGrade

Are critics seduced by "The Philanderer"?

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Spring Season Preview by Theater Talk

on Thirteen: Fri., February 10th at 1:00 AM on CUNY TV: Sat., February 11th at 8:30 PM Sun., February 12th at 12:30 PM and Mon., February 13th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM Jesse Gre…

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Seminar by Theater Talk

on Thirteen: Friday, February 17th at 1:00 AM on CUNY TV: Sat., February 18th at 8:30 PM Sun., February 19th at 12:30 PM and Mon., February 20th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM We disc…

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Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War by StageGrade

Do critics suggest tuning into "Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War"

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Performance to Benefit Peace Over Violence

  The Saturday, February 11 performance of God’s Ear, a play by Jenny Schwartz, directed by Rory Kozoll, is set to benefit Peace Over Violence, a social service agency dedicated to th…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Spotlight On: SLAMbassadors by Lara Akinnawo

Joelle Taylor chats about the development of spoken word and performance poetry in the UK and the Poetry Society's exciting SLAMbassadors championship for young people.

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Cuts force Theatre Writing Partnership to close by Matthew Hemley

Theatre Writing Partnership, the development agency formed more than a decade ago to support and promote new playwriting, is being forced to close this summer after it lost its regular fundi…

Linked From The Stage at 07:48AM

Reading and Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel! by Admin

Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE The Drama Book Shop will host a reading and Q&A with playwright PAULA VOGEL on Wednesday, February 8 from 5:30pm …

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URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

First of all, get a ticket.  This hilarious show, superbly co-directed by Justin Been and Gary F. Bell, lampoons everything from political corruption, the legal system and bureaucracy, …

Linked From St. Louis Theatre Snob at 07:43AM

"While you're in a clapping mood..." (Part 2) by Bilal

Melinda "Mindy" Evans has been one of the stalwarts of our company since 2001, longer than most of the current ensemble. She has been mistress of the booth for not only Too Much Light, but a…

Linked From The Neo-Futurists at 07:39AM

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Tectonic ShiftsI grew up with a lot of science in my life. My father was an Earth Science teacher at our local Jr. High School. So that meant I was doing science fair starting in kindergarte…

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Leadnow, Koyczan and #cullenplan: Canadian progressives go post-partisan by Michael Wheeler

by Michael Wheeler The movement to work outside strictly partisan lines to take Parliament back from a Harper Conservative Party supported by a minority of Canadians has been bolstered recen…

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Russian Transport by Theasy.com

Acorn Theatre, The New Group, Off Broadway By Joseph Samuel Wright BOTTOM LINE: A perfect off Broadway family drama with a phenomenal cast and excellent design led by a top-notch dire…

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Messenger No. 4 – Dramatis Personae – Jessica Allen by Travis Bedard

Name: Jessica Allen Where are you from originally? Devine, TX It’s a town consisting of 4,000 people south of San Antonio, and yes, the name says it all. How long have you been in Aust…

Linked From Cambiare Productions at 07:37AM

The Privatization of Censorship by The Playgoer

Nick Cohen in the Literary Review (UK) offers some useful ways to think about censorship in the 21st century: We cannot puncture our own myth that we are fearless seekers after truth, even …

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1st Night Photos: Callas Master Class Arrives in West End

Terrence McNally’s 1995 Tony Award-winning play Master Class which stars Tyne Daly as opera legend Maria Callas, opened last night (7 February 2012, previews from 21 January) at the Va…

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News: Sheridan Smith & Michael Ball return to Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert line-up

It’s only 11 days ago until voting results are revealed at the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert, which is presented in association with our sponsor (and new owner) Time Out, on Sun…

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BWW's On This Day - February 8, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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CLYBOURNE PARK Sets Broadway Dates; Opens April 19 for Limited Engagement by BroadwayWorld

Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth announced today that Clybourne Park will open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday, April 19 preview performances begin on March 26 for …

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'Love, Loss' to close

Legit News: Play ends unusually long Off Broadway run

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Lang Lang Rehearses Tchaikovsky in Luxembourg, 02/04/12 by New York Philharmonic

Lang Lang Rehearses Tchaikovsky in Luxembourg, 02/04/12 In Luxembourg on February 4, 2012, Superstar pianist Lang Lang rehearses Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto with Alan Gilbert and the N…

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Smith and Alessi: The Sparring Continues, 02/05/12 by New York Philharmonic

Smith and Alessi: The Sparring Continues, 02/05/12 On February 5, 2012, when the EUROPE / WINTER 2012 tour brings them to Luxembourg, New York Philharmonic Principal Trumpet Philip Smith an…

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Chelsey's Two Truths and a Lie Reveal by Memphis The Musical

Chelsey's Two Truths and a Lie Reveal Chelsey reveals which of her three statements was false! From: MemphisTheMusical Views: 37 1 ratings Time: 00:38 More in Entertainment

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MAMMA MIA! Broadway: An Anniversary to Remember by Mamma Mia

MAMMA MIA! Broadway: An Anniversary to Remember On October 18, MAMMA MIA! celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Broadway. The evening began with an official proclamation from NYC Mayor Michael…

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42nd Street: Golden Eagle | Behind the Scenes | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

42nd Street: Golden Eagle | Behind the Scenes | Stratford Shakespeare Festival Properties Assistant Ken Dubblestyne and Assistant Scenic Artist Lisa Summers create a stunning Golden Eagle o…

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2012 Playbill: MacHomer | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

2012 Playbill: MacHomer | Stratford Shakespeare Festival General Director Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director Des McAnuff and Director of Communications David Prosser discuss the Stratford S…

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Follies Reunion plus Jackie Hoffman by Theater Talk

Kurt Peterson and Harvey Evans of the original cast of FOLLIES with producer Ted Chapin; also comedienne/actress Jackie Hoffman on her one-woman show "A Chanukah Charol"

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"Risk" Has Wesleyan Dropping Its Act by Frank Rizzo

W. Kamau Bell Featured in ShowsHere's something a little bit different.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Romeo and Juliet by Amina Bhuiyan

Though not the most visually rich set, with basic lighting and a bare stage (save for a wooden bench, a lamp and a window on the blacked out box-like platform), Broadway Studio Catford made …

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Master Class, Vaudeville Theatre, London

"Is this a classroom or a circus?" asks Maria Callas at one point in Terrence McNally's 1995 piece that is partly based on the masterclasses that La Divina, her voice now wrecked, gave at th…

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The Arden Proves Children's Theater Isn't Just for Kids by J. Cooper Robb

"Charlotte's Web" is a mature look at death.

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RX - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

With the possible exception of exorbitant prices, prescription medication and theatre don’t share many salient qualities

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Review: Rx at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

Kate Fodor's new play does take a poke at a marketing and cure-all drug smitten economy, but the cautionary subtext doesn't spoil the fun of this contemporary screwball romantic comedy.

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Review: Chekhovekat curtainup.com by Gregory Wilson

a respectful adaptation of nine short stories by the Russian master Anton Chekhov, but a bit short on excitement

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PSYCHO THERAPY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

If the 1960s had never ended, perhaps Frank Strausser’s new comedy at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Psycho Therapy, would seem fresh, relevant, and even daring.

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MYTHS & HYMNS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"... good intentions and disappointing results... "

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With Little to Cheer Besides Balanchine

New York City Ballet's current winter season is a bleak one indeed.

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Myths and Hymns is Glorious Thanks to Adam Guettel’s Music and Elizabeth Lucas’s Staging by Suzanna Bowling

Myths and Hymns is Glorious Thanks to Adam Guettel's Music and Elizabeth Lucas's Staging: Adam Guettel’s Myths and Hymns was always esoteric and haunting but was a song cycle sung at a ser…

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He Made a Career Out of Acting Ordinary

Spencer Tracy's seeming lack of distinction resonated with moviegoers of the Depression and Vietnam eras.

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Broadway sees itself in 'Smash' by Patrick Pacheco

The new NBC series about the creation of a musical makes extensive use of the theatrical community.The new NBC series about the creation of a musical makes extensive use of the theatrical co…

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'Clybourne Park' sets Broadway opening for April by David Ng

The run will be a limited, 16-week engagement. The new opening date represents a delay of one week from the previously expected opening April 12.The run will be a limited, 16-week engagement…

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Tour Dickens' London with actor Simon Callow by Kelly Scott

In a video for the Guardian newspaper, actor Simon Callow takes viewers on a tour of Dickens' London, from a factory and a warehouse where he was a child laborer, to the offices of his magaz…

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'Clybourne Park' sets Broadway opening for April by David Ng

"Clybourne Park," the Pulitzer Prize-winning play whose Broadway transfer was nearly derailed last week, has set an opening date for April 19 at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. Previews…

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David Drake by Adaumbelle

"Call Me Adam" chats David Drake, OBIE Award winning playwright/performer for "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me." Here we talk about his award winning show, his alter ego Tawny Heatherton, h…

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I Believe... by Don Hall

...that those who run and hide when the Kosacks come are survivors, to be certain, but survivors who must live with the shadow of their cowardice.  And if you live in cowardice, do not …

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Blog: Hall marks a tight spot

Artistic director Edward Hall — accompanied by wife Issy van Randwyck and the chubby new baby who goes everywhere — and executive director Greg Ripley-Duggan threw a breakfast ba…

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Playwright Paula Vogel to Appear at Drama Book Shop Today by BroadwayWorld

The Drama Book Shop has announced that Paula Vogel, the pulitzer prize-winning playwright of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE will appear on Wedneday, today from 530 to 730 pm. Paula Vogels acclaimed …

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Jealousy The Print Room London 

Jealousy is the first dance work presented by The Print Room, a new venue in west London.

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People You Should Know . . . Mariko Iwasa by Zack

MARIKOIWASA


-Born in Kanagawa, Japan. Mariko graduatedNihon Art University of Art, with a degree in Theater Acting.  As anactress and dancer, she performed around Tokyo and was …

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People You Should Know . . . Chris Harcum by Zack

 Chris Harcum is an award-winning actorand playwright who was recently named one of NYTheatre's People of the Year andhis solo play, Green, was published in the Best of 2011Collect…

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Review: Master Class ***

Something – quite a lot, actually – about Terrence McNally’s 1995 play about Maria Callas giving a New York master class sticks in the craw, but much of Tyne Daly’s p…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Paula Vogel Is Sergeant At Playwriting Boot Camp

The New York Times 02/08/12

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Green Day concert spectacle overwhelms ‘American Idiot’ story

HEDY WEISS: It’s hard to feel much of anything in “American Idiot” except the pulse of the music, and if you’re coming for a rock concert you won’t be disappointed.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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St. Louis Art Museum raises $147 million for expansion

Despite the region's economic struggles, the St. Louis Art Museum has raised $147 million to complete its ambitious expansion project. Museum officials call their capital campaign the most s…

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Encores' MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Begins Performances! by BroadwayWorld

Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Betsy Wolfe play four friends at different points in their lives in Stephen Sondheims Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York Ci…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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CPC's Video of the Week, February 8, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

A charming "making of" The Drowsy Chaperone atThe Palace Theatre, London, Ontario, presented byMusical Theatre Productions

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"Good Thing Going": Encores! Merrily We Roll Along Plays City Center Starting Feb. 8 by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

The City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's short-lived but tuneful Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along plays the famed Manhattan venue Feb. 8-19.

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Tony Nominee Ann Crumb Stars in Musical Version of Wings for PA's Media Theatre, Starting Feb. 8 by Andrew Gans

Ann Crumb, who starred in the original London and Broadway casts of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love, heads the cast of the Media Theatre's production of the musical version of …

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It's a "Big Bright Beautiful World": Shrek The Musical Opens in Paris Feb. 8 by Stéphane Ly-Cuong

Shrek The Musical, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori, opens in Paris Feb. 8 at the Casino de Paris.

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STAGE VIEWS: Into the Woods Star Erik Liberman by Andrew Gans

Playbill.com's series features brief chats with Broadway actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via e-ma…

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Chris Hoch, Courtney Balan, David Josefsberg and Joanna Young Begin Romping Through Parenthood Feb. 8 by Kenneth Jones

Rated P for Parenthood, the new Off-Broadway musical revue about the joys and quirks of having kids, begins its Off-Broadway life Feb. 8 at the Westside Theatre, where Courtney Balan ([title…

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A Hymn to a Hymn: Amazing Grace Musical Will Get Goodspeed Life in CT by Kenneth Jones

The new musical Amazing Grace, based on the life of John Newton, the former slave trader who wrote the famous hymn of the title, will launch Goodspeed Musicals' 2012 Norma Terris Theatre…

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David Mamet's Race Goes On Trial at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Feb. 8 by Adam Hetrick

David Mamet's Race, starring Jeff Talbott, Zoey Martinson, Morocco Omari and Mark Elliot Wilson, begins performances Feb. 8 at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

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Susan Laubach by League of Professional Theatre Women

Playwright, actor New York, New York USA Where do you look for inspiration?  Books, subway rides, memories What’s your favorite book / movie / line from a play / pop culture guilty pleasu…

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Williamson tales truly ri-Nicol-ous by Michael Riedel

I received a batch of e-mails in response to my column two weeks ago about Nicol Williamson, the brilliant but troubled Scottish actor who died in December. He was as famous for his off-stag…

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CLO Cabaret gets sassy with 'Ruthless'

The final scene of "Ruthless! The Musical" is so brazenly depraved, you probably should know about it in advance, but that would be like giving away the big reveal of "The Sixth Sense." So, …

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