Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Guest Picks: Norbert Leo Butz

Norbert Leo Butz was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss starring in a revival of Paula Vogel's play "How I Learned to Drive." He also told us what he's been listening to recently!   Wha…

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Guest Picks: Elizabeth Reaser

Elizabeth Reaser was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss her role in the revival of Paula Vogel's play, "How I Learned to Drive." She also told us about her love of sharks! What have you …

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ChicagoTheater Review: SEX, LOVE & THE SECOND CITY: A ROMANTIC DOT COMEDY (Second City in Chicago) by Dan Zeff

SECOND CITY GROWS UP Second City is expanding its cabaret empire in a new Chicago venue currently housing five shows. The operation carries the umbrella title of the UP Comedy Club, located …

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Regional Theater Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (3-D Theatricals at Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton) by Tony Frankel

3-D THEATRICALS MAKES QUITE A SOUND The 70MM, Panavision aerial shot of Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and entourage trekking over the border into Switzerland in The Sound of Music (1965…

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Look Back in Anger, is Nothing but Angry. by Suzanna Bowling

Look Back in Anger, is Nothing but Angry.: Look Back in Anger at the Laura Pels Theater is the revival of John Osborne's 1956 play.

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News Nuggets: Can 'Smash' help 'My Week with Marilyn' find a larger audience? by Gold Derby

Seth Rogen complains about the absence of genre films at the Oscars: "'I honestly thought "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" was one of the best movies of the year. It…

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Sam Gold feeds off 'Anger' by Patrick Pacheco

The director of John Osborne's domestic drama, isn't afraid to let the fury -- and more -- fly.The director of John Osborne's domestic drama, isn't afraid to let the fury -- and more -- fly.

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Playwrights Horizons's Production of "The Whale" Will Be New by Isaac Butler

By Isaac Butler The Whale, which will appear at Playwrights Horizons next season, is currently running at Denver Theater Center. This has lead a few outlets (including the Denver Post) to ma…

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'Addams Family' values lost in musical adaptation by Jenna Scherer

If any previous incarnation of "The Addams Family" met their Broadway musical selves, they would throw those wimps...

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/18/2012

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2182012.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Theatre Under The Stars Announces 2012/13 Season - JEKYLL, SPAMALOT, CAMELOT, LA MANCHA & More by BroadwayWorld

Theatre Under The Stars TUTS President and CEO John C. Breckenridge announced today TUTS 2012-2013 Season From Camelot To Spamalot - A Lot To Love, running October 2012 through June 2013 at …

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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The Full McNulty by Rob Weinert-Kendt

I don't agree with every particular in Charles McNulty's big, bold, fed-up editorial on the artistic leadership void at SoCal's major resident theaters, centrally the Old Globe and Center Th…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Muny auditions teens

Auditions are for the 2012 shows

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The Recruiting Officer, Donmar Warehouse, London The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ly

The best a fellow can do, says Captain Plume, is concoct for himself "some pleasure amidst the pain". Writing The Recruiting Officer in 1706, George Farquhar had experience of Plume's tough …

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Keep calm and carry on singing, Hollywood style

Blockbuster films will be alive with the sound of music, as Hollywood this year brings a bumper crop of musicals to the big screen. Studios are rushing to release titles familiar to theatre …

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Kill Me (WildClaw Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Playwright Scott T. Barsotti has written a phantasmagorical tale, with love at the center. Although we anticipated the signature WildClaw Theatre gore-fest, *Kill Me* is a different kind of …

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Lindsay Duncan: 'There's pain as well as laughter in Noël Coward's farces' by Kate Kellaway

Lindsay Duncan on playing the lead in Noël Coward's Hay Fever"I've never seen it," exclaims Lindsay Duncan. We are talking about Hay Fever, one of Noël Coward's greatest hits, which he wro…

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Waiting for Godot; Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging – review by Clare Brennan

West Yorkshire Playhouse, LeedsIn his understated way, Ian Brown has done tremendous things during his decade as artistic director at West Yorkshire Playhouse. His departure later this summe…

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Absent Friends – review by Kate Kellaway

Harold Pinter theatre, LondonAlan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends (1974) was his first play to experiment with almost no action – it is funny but there is reason not to laugh. The play is not o…

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The Recruiting Officer; The King's Speech – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar, London; Yvonne Arnaud, GuildfordJosie Rourke has chosen well. Her first production as artistic director of the Donmar marks a departure for the theatre that, under Sam Mendes and Mic…

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This much I know: Jeremy Northam by Emma John

The actor, 50, on the government, Hollywood, and skylarksBecause of the parts I've played – Mr Knightley in Emma, Ivor Novello in Gosford Park – people probably think I'm a toff, a publi…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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NY Cabaret Review: 'My Tawny Valentine' by David Sheward

David Drake creates a kooky, lovable drag version of a drugged-up D-lister who happens to be Joey Heatherton's niece in "My Tawny Valentine."

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Charlebois Post - Canada Articles on The Healey Affair by The Charlebois Post

(In order of publication)Brad Fraser's Open Letter to Richard RoseSteve Gallucio's Open letter to Richard RoseBrad Fraser's essay on the Healey AffairGaëtan Charlebois's comments on the Hea…

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Bringing rock's best to the stage

We challenged the team behind "American Idiot" to brainstorm about how they'd bring other rock classics to the stage.

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Guthrie announces Hampton lineup

The Guthrie Theater has announced the lineup for its Christopher Hampton festival next fall.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, et al. Win NAACP Image Awards by BroadwayWorld

The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards were held on Friday, February 17 at the Shrine Auditorium. The awards were hosted by Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie. According to Deadline.com, 'The Help'…

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Watch the GODSPELL & Sutton Foster on PROJECT RUNWAY! by BroadwayWorld

Broadway's new revival of Stephen Schwartz's GODSPELL was featured on Lifetime Television's acclaimed reality competition Project Runway All Stars, February 16. In the episode, the contestan…

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Editorial: Steve Galluccio on The Healey Affair by The Charlebois Post

The Quebec ThingThe Healey Affair - Not Hereby Steve GalluccioGoing back to the Mike Healey/Tarragon affair... It is clear now that the Tarragon did not produce the Healey play, which w…

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Hubbard Street Dance steps out with the St. Louis Symphony

Powell Symphony Hall was transformed for this weekend's concerts by David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to accommodate guest artists Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

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THEATER: Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Early Plays’

The director Richard Maxwell narrates a video about the new collaboration between the Wooster Group and New York City Players, two experimental theater companies. (Video: Zbigniew Bzymek)

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Arts | New Jersey: ‘Red,’ at the George Street Playhouse, Pits Boss and Helper — Review by Anita Gates

The George Street Playhouse’s production of “Red” may be a two-man, one-act play about the painter Mark Rothko and his assistant, but quiet and reflective it is not.

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Arts | Connecticut: ‘Good Goods,’ at Yale Repertory Theater, Offers Intrigue — Review by Anita Gates

“Good Goods,” by Christina Anderson, is being staged at Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven through Feb. 25.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Superior Donuts (Mary-Arrchie Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

*Superior Donuts* is pure Chicago. And thanks to Tracy Letts’ brilliant script, excellent direction and a phenomenal cast, we never want to leave. Highly Recommended.

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Black Rep presents unique and entertaining 'Midsummer'

Shakespeare didn't write music, but many of his plays include songs. That means directors have to choose the sound they want to complement their productions. Over the centuries, that's no do…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Obituary: Jennifer Cook by The Charlebois Post

The unsung heroineby Gaëtan L. CharleboisJennifer Cook, who died this week after a prolonged illness, was one of the great unsung heroines of Canadian theatre having touched the lives of ar…

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Review: (Toronto) Beckett: Feck It! by The Charlebois Post

Laura Condlln, Shannon Mercer and Sofia Tomic (Photo by John Lauener)See It!A Beckett noob gets bitby Stuart MunroI confess. Even though I went to a performing arts school, I don’t know an…

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Lost by Francis

I gotta admit I always have a certain level of apprehension whenever I go to see a Hypocrites show. Mind you, it’s not a “walking alone down a dark alley scared of being jumped by an axe…

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THE NOSTRUM OF NOSTALGIA by John Simon

Americans are too prone to nostalgia, a phenomenon comparable to gushing about babies, movie stars, and pets. That it was considered unhealthy is evident from its name, based on two Greek wo…

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Weekend Agenda: Featuring our Intern Edition by Lucky, The Mick and Sophie Gangsta

Its a beautiful sunny Saturday that feels like early April. You shouldn’t be at your computer. But, since you are, here are some theater happenings for your weekend consideration. We e…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Spotlight On...Corey Mach by Michael Block

Name: Corey MachHometown: Cleveland, OHEducation: Bachelor's in Music from Baldwin-Wallace CollegeSelect Credits: Godspell (Standby for Jesus & Judas, Circle in the Square Theatre); …

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Parenting & Playwriting: Sharing Bad Reviews with My Children by Catherine Treischmann by HowlRound

After my article on playwriting and parenting got folks gabbing about the matter in the comments section, Polly Carl asked me to consider writing an advice column on the subject for HowlRoun…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/18- Christopher Sieber by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Christopher Sieber Sieber made his Broadway debut as Agis in the musical Triumph of Love with Betty Buckley and F. Murray Abraham. Following this role, he appeared as a repla…

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STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Sings 'Santa Fe' at NEWSIES Rehearsal! by Stage Tube

Andrew Keenan-Bolger tweeted a video of Jeremy Jordan having some fun during break at NEWSIES rehearsal. Watch Jordan sing an alternate ending for the song Santa Fe below

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BroadwayGirlNYC: Pop Culture & Broadway by BroadwayGirlNYC

Pop culture and Broadway. They have a long history together. However, there remains a divide brought into the spotlight in recent days after Randy Jackson, for the umpteenth time, dismiss…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Julie White Signs on to NBC's 'Go On' by BroadwayWorld

Deadline.com announced that Tony Award winner Julie White has been cast in the new NBC pilot, 'Go On.' The comedy is written and executive produced by Scott Silveri Friends. It is also execu…

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STAGE TUBE: Lapine & Blankenbuehler Talk ANNIE's Return to B'WAY! by Stage Tube

Director James Lapine and Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler talk about the return of ANNIE, which is headed to Broadway in the Fall. See audition footage and hear what the have to say about …

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John Leguizamo Will Star in ABC's Only Fools and Horses Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

2011 Drama Desk Award winner John Leguizamo will star in ABC's comedy pilot Only Fools And Horses, according to Deadline.com. The site reports that the series will chronicle the misadv…

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PHOTO FLASH: Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar Performs at the Church of the Intercession by Tristan Fuge

On Friday, February 17, cast members from Broadway's upcoming production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical Jesus Christ Superstar joined a small audience at Harlem's Chur…

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Viola Davis, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer Win NAACP Image Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards ceremony were be held on Friday, February 17 at the Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on NBC. Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie hosted the event. The Help was named …

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Postcard from Morocco by John Barry

In Baltimore, theatre fans tend to look to Towson University’s Department of Theatre for up-and-coming actors and directors. And opera aficionados look toward Peabody Chamber Opera for tal…

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Who won the tickets to Venus In Fur on Broadway? by Ken Davenport

Valentine's Day may have passed us by, but someone is gonna get all sexified when they head to Venus In Fur. So enough teasin'. Who's going? Congratulations to Robb Johnston! Start looking f…

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Fuse Theater Commentary: A Complex View of Life, Death, and Combat in Israel — “At Night’s End” by Arts Fuse Editor

A staged reading of an illuminating play by Motti Lerner about the devastating impact of war on men and women in Israeli society.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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New Cyberinterview: Bricken Sparacino: FRIGID 2012 PREVIEW: DEATH, IT HAPPENS: A GIRL'S GUIDE TO DEATH

Bricken Sparacino is a performer, writer, and director. She has collaborated with several solo performers to help develop and to direct their shows. Bricken has written numerous comedy sket…

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New Cyberinterview: Una Aya Osato: FRIGID 2012 PREVIEW: LOL: THE END

Una Aya Osato is an actor and playwright. She has written and performed in her solo shows at festivals, schools and theatres across the country and in Canada. Una has also worked as a teach…

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New Cyberinterview: Chris Harcum: FRIGID 2012 PREVIEW: RABBIT ISLAND

Chris Harcum is an actor and playwright. Over 20 of his works have been seen on NYC stages. He has performed in many of his own works and has worked as a teaching artist. With director Aimee…

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Review: VCR LOVE by Ed Malin

Talking about pornography is taboo and dirty, right? After seeing David Lawson's articulate and entertaining new solo show VCR Love you may change your mind. His stories are honest, charming…

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Blood Knot

I have been a serious admirer of Athol Fugard since 1975. I was living in Woodstock, Connecticut and watched David Susskind interviewing Winston Ntshona and John Kani who were appearing in …

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Romney Announces Plans to Reduce National Arts Funding by BroadwayWorld

According to The Huffington Post, GOP candidate Mitt Romney said that he would reduce National Arts funding by half. He would 'enact deep reductions' in cultural and art grantmaking agencies…

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Photo Coverage: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Secret Concert! by Jennifer Broski

BroadwayWorld.com was on hand on Friday night, February 17th when cast members from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR performed a secret concert for a few VERY lucky fans of the show. The concert featu…

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Spotlight On RICHARD III: Gemma Jones by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are kicking off our trio of InDepth InterViews with the leading ladies of the new BAM production of RICHARD III by talking to stage and screen star Gemma Jones all about her role in…

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BROADWAY RECALL: Multitudes of Franklin Shepard, Inc.s by Michael Dale

Lonny Price, Raul Esparza and a fellow singing it in Hebrew.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Poetic License

This story brings new meaning to the phrase Poetic License, and once all the marbles get rolling there is some very fine acting available to get the eight ball in the side pocket.Katherine (…

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How I learned to Drive

From the minute this play begins, the dullness of it creeps out into the audience like that spooky cloud that came to kill all the non-Jewish babies in The Ten Commandments. Except that thi…

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Exclusive Album Art Preview: Alice Ripley to Release New Single, 2/21 by BroadwayWorld

Alice Ripley will release her new single Beautiful Eyes on Tuesday, February 21. The single will be available for download on iTunes. Get a sneak peek at the album art below

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Regional theater's art moving off center stage by Charles McNulty

Critic's Notebook: Fiscal concerns are stealing the spotlight at regional theaters, resulting in facile productions and less risk.

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No business like show business: the fate of nonprofit theater in America by Charles McNulty

Charles McNulty explores the changing business model of nonprofit theater and its ramifications on the art form.

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Improv Workshop with Second City’s Dunbar Dicks, Feb 25th by Lorraine Treanor

Two classes in improv will be held Sat, Feb 25th at Theater on the Run in Arlington, VA, taught by Chicago actor Dunbar Dicks: Intro to Improvisation, from 10am to 1pm and Improvisation for …

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TAP auditions for A Little Night Music, March 14 and 15 by Lorraine Treanor

The Arlington Players is casting  14 singing actors and 4 non-singing actors for the Sondheim/Wheeler musical A Little Night Music. There are parts for both men (5) and women (9), ages 12-7…

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WSC holds open casting call for Klingon extras, Sat, Feb 25. The public is invited by Lorraine Treanor

Calling all Klingons! WSC Avant Bard announces an open casting call for Klingon and Shakespeare extras to appear in our March 4, 2012 gala event Shakespeare in Klingon II: The Wrath of (Mich…

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Stezaker pairs images in collages for unsettling results

Quite a few people collect old movie stills, postcards, and book and magazine illustrations, but John Stezaker doesn't stop there.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Line Utah Theater with Rows of New Seats by Blair Howell

Following a benefit performances of 110 IN THE SHADE, refurbishments began the Hale Center Theater Orem, including the purchase of industry-standard, burgundy-upholstered, mahogany-framed se…

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Feature: David Crabb Is A Bad Kid by Chris Kompanek

The popular storyteller and his collaborator, Josh Matthews, discuss their new show at the Axis Theatre.

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Billy DeWolfe by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of character actor Billy DeWolfe. (For my full article on him go here.) Here he is in full-on drag (with no effort to hide his famous mustache) in an ad for Ban Roll-on…

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Stars of Vaudeville #445 Trixie Smith by Trav S.D.

This post is one of a series honoring Black History Month. Trixie Smith (1895-1943) is no relation to Mamie Smith, Bessie Smith, and really no relation to Kate Smith. She is best known for h…

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"Show Boat" Lyric Opera of Chicago by John Olson

It seems everything that could have been done to make this as perfect a re-creation of the piece as originally conceived has been done.

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Actress Judi Dench says she's battling blindness

LONDON (AP) -- Actress Judi Dench is battling to save her sight....

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Rx – A hearty dose of laughs at Primary Stages by Oscar E. Moore

Precisely directed by Ethan McSweeny who makes every second count. Who makes every laugh hit its mark.

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The Doctor Is Outrageous by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: BERKELEY A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Berkeley Repertory Theatre. By Sam Hurwitt In reviewing theater, all too often I have to call out a production for playing the comedy t…

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Blood Knot by Carey Purcell

“It’s only a game.” This phrase can often be categorized as famous last words, especially in the riveting production of Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot, currently in performances at the Al…

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NY1 Online: On Stage [Full Program] 02/11/12

NY1 VIDEO: Donna Karger hosts the February 11, 2012, edition of On Stage.

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On Stage: West End Theatre 2012 Wrap

NY1's Frank DiLella recently travelled to London to check out what's playing on The West End.

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Rx – A hearty dose of laughs at Primary Stages by Oscar E Moore

  WARNING:  In Kate Fodor’s insanely comic new play Rx (which deals in equal amounts with love, lunacy and loneliness with some sharp, sarcastic barbs aimed at today’s pharmace…

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West End Review: She Stoops to Conquer and more by TheatreVOICE

West End Review, part 1: revivals special. Mark Shenton and guests Kate Bassett (Independent on Sunday), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) conven…

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West End Review pt2: Masterclass, Absent Friends and more by TheatreVOICE

West End Review, Part 2, Feb 2012: Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and guests Kate Bassett (Independent on Sunday), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribun…

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“Agent G” Tells The Truth (With Sword Fights) by Laura Hedli

Qui Nguyen celebrates his family with rebellious style Sometimes it takes years to find a way into a story, especially when it’s personal. Qui Nguyen’s grandmother died the day h…

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Blood Knot by StageGrade

Are critics tying up Fugard's "Blood Knot"?

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'Shatner's World': Star treks to Broadway

The last time anyone -- at least anyone who still watches ads on TV -- saw William Shatner, he was going over a steep cliff in a burning tour bus while hawking discount online travel deals.

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Rep's managing director keeps an eye on bottom line

Mark Bernstein, a man of the theater, hasn't been onstage in decades. He doesn't direct plays or write scripts or design sets and costumes.

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Review: Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging by Laura Turner

A gigantic Scottish cat named Angus, a thong-wearing arch-enemy and so much snogging that there’s a Snog-o-meter on stage just to help you keep track. In short, Angus, Thongs and Even…

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JKTS INTERACTIVE: HOT and HOTTER: Round 4: Dueling Sensitive Cuties by JK

VOTE IN IN THIS MONTH'S POLL, TOO!  (CLICK THE ICONS TO YOUR LEFT)This time around, the two guys going head-to-head are sensitive cuties with sparkling eyes, impish grins, and tuss…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 427: David Rush by Adam Szymkowicz

David Rush Hometown: Chicago, the theatrical heart of the nation. Current Town: Murphysboro, Illinois. I used to work at SIUC. Q:  What are you working on now? A:  A co…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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NICK JONAS and the Casts of SISTER ACT and GHOST to be featured on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” by Admin

Superstar Nick Jonas from HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, the amazing cast of the new Broadway musical GHOST, and the fabulous cast of SISTER ACT will be featured on NBC&#…

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BWW's On This Day - February 18, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Guest blog#63: Stage Managers initiate an Open Dialogue with Industry Peers by Michael Roderick

There are plenty of people who work on shows, but there is one person who can make the job ten times easier: The Stage Manager. I have had amazing experiences as a producer as a result of hi…

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Garofalo's Stage Debut by The Playgoer

"Stage-acting, she feels, is a true test of discipline for someone who is used to flying by the seat of their pants 'in that you've got to say this here and you must put that prop there. Yo…

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World Premiere Preview: Feb 17, 18, 19 2012 by Kurt Chiang

In case you were wondering, there are indeed 695 little green squares in that graph.There's a rule as to where your computer screen should face in a room. Toward the window, or away."Bottle…

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CQ/CX by Theasy.com

Peter Norton Space, Atlantic Theater Company, Off Broadway By Haytham Elhawary BOTTOM LINE: A quick-paced fictional account of the Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times, which i…

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Hey There, Windy City Guess who's coming for a visit? That's right, this gal.I can now officially share the news that I'm participating in Teatro Luna's 2012 Lunadas Reading Series. My play…

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The Magic Formula by Adam Thurman

Your flight to Chicago just landed. Your friend picks you up and asks "how was your flight?" "Fine" you reply, and then quickly move on to other - more interesting - topics. Think about all …

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Playwrights Horizons Gets Hip by Linda

Assistance at Playwrights Horizons may be the hippest play off-Broadway right now. It has a hot young cast, writer (Leslye Headland), and director (Trip Cullman), a sleek set, pulsating musi…

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Curtainup's Recent On/Off Broadway tweet peek review links by Elyse Sommer

How I Learned to Drive- Paula Vogel's Pulitzer winner passes the test of time with flying colors and a spectacular Uncle Peck . . .The Broken Heart -- According to Theatre for a New Aud…

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Winter of Broadway's content

Legit News: Box office beats usual Broadway slump

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Fewer Asian-American roles on Rialto

Legit News: Thesp org sponsors revealing Gotham survey

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I AM THEATRE: Michael Robertson by Theatre Communications Group

Michael Robertson is currently the Managing Director for the Lark Play Development Center in New York City where he oversees finance, fundraising, board development, and strategic planning f…

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Godspell's Awakening starring George Salazar & Nick Blaemire by Lucky and The Mick

Godspell's Awakening starring George Salazar & Nick Blaemire George Salazar (accompanied by air guitarist Nick Blaemire and actual guitarist Thad DeBrock) performed a bit of Spring …

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New York Inspiration and Instruction in London, 02/16/2012 by New York Philharmonic

New York Inspiration and Instruction in London, 02/16/2012 During the Philharmonic's first International Associates residency in London, some of the Orchestra's musicians shared the…

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Latest Video News: Jeff Goldblum in Seminar, The Book of Mormon wins Grammy and Tweeting at Godspell by TheaterMania

Latest Video News: Jeff Goldblum in Seminar, The Book of Mormon wins Grammy and Tweeting at Godspell This week, TheaterMania reports on Jeff Goldblum joining the cast of Broadway's Semi…

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Travelling Light Q&A by National Theatre

Travelling Light Q&A For the first time the National Theatre Live of Travelling Light included a post show Q&A with director, Nicholas Hytner, writer Nicholas Wright and film critic…

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Alice Ripley by Theatre Washington

Alice Ripley From: theatreWashington Views: 10 0 ratings Time: 04:30 More in Entertainment

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Darius de Haas / ArtSpeak (1/31/12) by Theatre Washington

Darius de Haas / ArtSpeak (1/31/12) From: theatreWashington Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 03:21 More in Entertainment

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Capathia Jenkins by Theatre Washington

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On a Date with Memphis by Memphis The Musical

On a Date with Memphis We went backstage with the cast of MEMPHIS on Valentine's Day! From: MemphisTheMusical Views: 35 1 ratings Time: 02:00 More in Entertainment

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Disney's NEWSIES Headlines: Cast Recording and Live YouTube Chat by Disney on Broadway

Disney's NEWSIES Headlines: Cast Recording and Live YouTube Chat Extra! Extra! NEWSIES Broadway cast member Tommy Bracco, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kyle Coffman and Ephraim M. Sykes share s…

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Disney's NEWSIES on Broadway - Chat Live With the Cast by Disney on Broadway

Disney's NEWSIES on Broadway - Chat Live With the Cast Catch this re-play of our live YouTube chat from Thursday, Feb. 16 Featured in this special live online event are: • And…

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Meet the Newsies: Crutchie by Disney on Broadway

Meet the Newsies: Crutchie Meet Andrew Keenan-Bolger, playing Crutchie in Disney's newest Broadway production, NEWSIES. Join Andrew in a live YouTube chat along with other NEWSIES cas…

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War Horse Toronto: The Music by Mirvish Productions

War Horse Toronto: The Music John Tams is an accomplished English folk musician, and also the songmaker of War Horse. He spoke with us about the music from the show. Tickets: http://www.mi…

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War Horse Toronto begins by Mirvish Productions

War Horse Toronto begins War Horse had its first performance in Toronto on Friday night. The cast and crew have been preparing for this day for months, and the excitement level is through t…

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Theater review: 'The Jacksonian' at Geffen Playhouse by Charles McNulty

This black comedy, set in Jackson, Miss., in the tinderbox year of 1964, proudly waves its Southern Gothic flag.This black comedy, set in Jackson, Miss., in the tinderbox year of 1964, proud…

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Little Anthony and The Imperials – Feinstein’s at Loews Regency by Sandi Durell

Reviewed by: Linda Amiel Burns   The  sounds of the 60’s rocked Feinstein’s at Loews Regency when Little Anthony and The Imperials (Clarence Collins, Robert DeBlanc, Ernest Wright)…

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Jim Caruso: Cast Party Take Two

"Call Me Adam" once again chats with six-time MAC and two-time BackStage Bistro Award winner Jim Caruso about the 2nd Annual Cast Party benefit concert at NYC's Town Hall on February 23 at 8…

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Theater review: New Jerusalem... at Pico Playhouse by Philip Brandes

Take Spinoza. Please.Take Spinoza. Please.

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Actress JENN HARRIS on LINDSAY LOHAN and the Milkaholic Baby by Theater Talk

Actress JENN HARRIS on LINDSAY LOHAN and the Milkaholic Baby Actress Jenn Harris of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL tells Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins of THEATER TALK, how a commercial she made do…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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THEATER REVIEW: RACE by Don Hall

RACEBy David MametDirected by Chuck Smithpresented by The Goodman TheatreDisclosure: I paid $152.00 for two tickets to see this.  That's nearly a dollar per minute.In order for a play -…

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War Horse on the stage

Selected images from productions of the hit play

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Randolph Curtis Rand to Teach EMBODIED SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE, 2/18 by Bww News Desk

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present OBIE award winning actordirector Randolph Curtis Rands Embodied Shakespeare Intensive on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from Noon to 4 pm at Burning Co…

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Spotlighters Theatre presents UNTIL DEATH DO US PART, 2/17-18 by BroadwayWorld

Spotlighters Theatre presents UNTIL DEATH DO US PART - a Do or Die Mystery Production, Fri amp Sat - Feb 17 amp 18, 2012 at 8 p.m.Tickets Adults 20 Seniors 60 18 Students 16www.spotlighter…

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Marcus Center Presents AN EVENING WITH BILL ENGVALL, 2/18 by Bww News Desk

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts presents AN EVENING WITH BILL ENGVALL on February 18th for two performances at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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BCP Presents Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, 2/18-3/10 by BroadwayWorld

The Bergen County Players present Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, playing from February 18 to March 10.

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SBCT's Winter Classes Begin by BroadwayWorld

It's hard to believe but winter is right around the corner - Christmas shopping, snowplows, bundling up to go out, bundling down to come in, cabin fever. At least SBCT can help out there

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M. Hulot’s Holiday This Morning by Trav S.D.

Quick! Run to your TV! Jacques Tati’s warm, hilarious semi-silent comedy M. Hulot’s Holiday is on TCM this morning at 10:30 Eastern! Go here to learn more about Tati. Now, go! Ru…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Show Boat (Lyric Opera of Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

Despite a few problematic elements, Lyric has revived *Show Boat* in a way that would surely please Kern, Hammerstein, Ferber and the god of theatre himself, Dionysus. Intrigue, suspense, la…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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PLAYBILL BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Carrie Director Stafford Arima by Adam Hetrick

Her first prom night didn't go as planned, and neither did her 1988 Broadway debut, but Carrie is back in a new Off-Broadway production under the wing of Altar Boyz director Stafford Ari…

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PHOTO CALL: A Look at London's Hay Fever With Jeremy Northam, Lindsay Duncan and More by Krissie Fullerton

Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam star in a new production of Noël Coward's Hay Fever, which began performances Feb. 10 at the London theatre that bears the playwright's name.

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Marc Salem's Mind Over Manhattan Begins New York Run Feb. 18 by Michael Gioia

Mentalist Marc Salem, who was last seen on The Great White Way in Marc Salem's Mind Games on Broadway, returns to New York in Mind Over Manhattan beginning Feb. 18 at the Concert Hall in…

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A COVER STORY: Gore Vidal's The Best Man by Andrew Gans

Gore Vidal's The Best Man, the drama about a presidential election, will begin preview performances on Broadway March 6. Opening night is April 1 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. &n…

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Rob Marshall Receives Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award Feb. 18 by Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee Rob Marshall receives the Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award at the 48th annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing Feb. 18. 

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James Brining Appointed Artistic Director of U.K.'s West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds by Mark Shenton

James Brining, currently artistic director and chief executive of Scotland's Dundee Rep, has been appointed as the new artistic director of the the UK's West Yorkshire Playhouse in L…

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CHART TOPPERS: Most-Read Playbill.com Stories, Week of Feb. 5–11 by Judy Samelson

Here are the most-read Playbill.com stories for the week of Feb. 5–11, 2012, from information compiled by Playbill.com.

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Mary Zimmerman's The White Snake Premieres at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Feb. 18 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman offers the world premiere of her latest work, The White Snake, inspired by Chinese legend,  beginning Feb. 18 as part of the Oregon Shakespear…

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THE WEEK AHEAD, Feb. 18-24: Merrily Stops Rolling Along; PBS' "Great Performances" Airs Memphis by Blake Ross

Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Merrily stops rolling… Jim Caruso throws the ultimate Party… Memphis hits TV screens… and Broadway spends the day on t…

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A Catered Affair Makes Its Chicago Premiere Feb. 18, With Rebecca Finnegan, Jerry O'Boyle, Craig Spidle by Kenneth Jones

The Chicago premiere of librettist Harvey Fierstein and composer-lyricist John Bucchino's musical A Catered Affair, produced by Porchlight Musicals, begins previews Feb. 18 toward a Feb.…

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PHOTO CALL: Other Desert Cities Stars Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths and Stacy Keach Get Sardi's Caricatures by Joseph Marzullo

Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths and Stacy Keach, who co-star in Jon Robin Baitz's Broadway play Other Desert Cities, were honored with Sardi's caricatures Feb 16.

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Donna McKechnie Tears It Up (Video) by Playbill Staff

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, best known for tearing up the stage in a red wrap dress as Cassie in Michael Bennett's landmark musical A Chorus Line, is performing her critically acc…

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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So Emily Rooney thinks it's funny to "smack the ish" out of gay men . . . by Thomas Garvey

As you may have heard, CNN anchor Roland Martin was recently suspended for tweeting the following during the Super Bowl:‘If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H…

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Theatre For Thought, February 18, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

MAMET VS THE MAGICAL POST OBAMA TIME joel fishbaneAs frustrated as I can be with some of David Mamet’s work, I remain doggedly convinced that he is one of the finest playwrights of the mod…

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Sue Bartelt by League of Professional Theatre Women

Finance, production and general management New York, New York USA I was very lucky growing up. My parents are both professors and there was a summer stock at the college they taught at, so, …

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