Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway sales have highest gross in six weeks

On the Great White Way, ticket sales were up by 28 percent the week ending Feb. 19, which is the highest level of gross sales since the week ending Jan. 15 when sales reached $20.9 million. …

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Howard Theatre’s Lineup Looks Kinda Familiar by Ally Schweitzer

This morning, the Going Out Gurus gave us a glimpse of the Howard Theatre's entertainment schedule thus far. The lineup is star-studded—almost guaranteed to pack the house every night.…

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Chicago Theater Review: TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND (The Neo-Futurarium in Chicago) by Tony Frankel

A BLUEPRINT FOR ACTIVISM The Occupy Wall Street movement would do well to take a tip from the longest running show in Chicago, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (TML). The event may tak…

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Star Studded Cast Party Comes to Town Hall by Suzanna Bowling

Star Studded Cast Party Comes to Town Hall: Now in its ninth star-studded year at Birdland, Jim Caruso will bring his celebrated Cast Party back to the big stage at Town Hall for a second ye…

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“CQ/CX” Makes us Aware Plagiarism Affects Everyone by Suzanna Bowling

“CQ/CX” Makes us Aware Plagiarism Affects Everyone. Gabe McKinley’s new play “CQ/CX,” at the Atlantic Theater Company, title makes no sense unless you know it is the lingo related…

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Broadway's Renowned Rookie

When Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" opens on April 1, no fewer than nine Tony Awards will be represented on the stage, but it may be Broadway neophyte Candice Bergen who is generating the most …

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The Lorax and Intellectual Property by Isaac Butler

Perhaps you have seen the trailers for the new cinematic adaptation of The Lorax that are making the rounds. Here's one: This marks yet another chapter is ongoing descecration of Dr. Seuss's…

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Eric Michael Gillett and La Tanya Hall “Nothing To Lose But Your Heart” by Sandi Durell

    Reviewed by Joe Regan Jr. –  February 21, 2012   Nothing To Lose But Your Heart is a new show conceived and directed by award winning cabaret artist and director Er…

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Veteran Actors Recall the Joys and Challenges of Summer Theater by Simi Horwitz

Actors Conrad John Schuck, Lee Roy Reams, and Don Most discuss their summer stock experiences.

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Summer Theater Programs Are an Alternative to Summer Stock by Mark Dundas Wood

Actors and directors flock to summer theater programs and camps, such as Stagedoor Manor and Idyllwild Arts Summer Program.

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John C. Reilly Brings Country Act to L.A.'s Bootleg Theater by Colin Stutz

The actor along with folk singers Becky Stark and Tom Brosseau has released several singles via Jack White's Third Man Records label.

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Actors Equity Endorses SAG-AFTRA Merger by Jonathan Handel

The national Council of Actors Equity voted unanimously Tuesday night to endorse the planned merger of SAG and AFTRA.

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Mariano Pensotti, Argentinian Theater Auteur, on His Show at REDCAT and its Crazy Spinning Set

Mariano Pensotti​ Argentinian theater auteur Mariano Pensotti has staged performance pieces on a Cologne train station platform, on the sidewalk of a Buenos Aires street and inside a b…

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Opera review: Jake Heggie's 'Moby-Dick' at San Diego Opera by Mark Swed

Mark Swed reviews the San Diego Opera production of Jake Heggie's "Moby-Dick."

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Candida, and other New Theater Reviews . . .

Aaron Morgan"Candida," produced by Crysalis Stage at The Complex​Chrysalis Stage's revival of G.B. Shaw's Candida at The Complex nabbed this week's Pick of the Week. ​ Our critics also l…

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Nothing 'Fishy' about this one-man show by Peter Filichia

Earthy stories are at core of play’s appeal

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Theater review: 'Reparation' at Luna Stage by Peter Filichia

Tensions build effectively in the play, running in West Orange through March 11.

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NJ Stage: Theater returns to Montclair by Peter Filichia

Apricot Sky Productions will return professional theater to Grove Street in April.

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Skip This If You Hate Opera Like Stephen Sondheim: Prima Donna at BAM by Lucky

It has been made abundantly clear that Stephen Sondheim doesn’t like opera. This is fortunate, because this post isn’t about him. And because no matter how strongly he dislikes o…

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TT: Almanac

"It would be difficult to prove that saints do not enjoy the trouble they make." William Maxwell, Ancestors: A Family...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater Review: ‘Early Plays’ by O’Neill From Wooster Group at St. Ann’s by Ben Brantley

“Early Plays,” three Eugene O’Neill seafaring one-acts, are directed by Richard Maxwell for the Wooster Group at Ann’s Warehouse.

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Review: Early Plays by Dan Bacalzo

The Wooster Group and Richard Maxwell's New York City Players team up to present three early works by Eugene O'Neill.

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Review: Call Me Waldo by David Finkle

Rob Ackerman's problematic new play deals with a 40-something electrician who becomes obsessed with Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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IDOL WATCH: The Top 24 Revealed, Part 1! by Kelsey Denette

On tonight's episode of AMERICAN IDOL, the final judges' eliminations began after weeks of cuts. Whittling down the numbers from 42 to 24 is no easy task - who made the cut and who didn't Fi…

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore

Legit Reviews||Abroad: The most baffling thing about this defiant "'Tis Pity She's a Whore" is that it's a Cheek by Jowl production directed by Declan Donnellan: He and his comp…

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"Chicago" in Redmond, WA by David-Edward Hughes

SecondStory Repertory, located in the Redmond Town Center about 20 minutes east of downtown Seattle, has been selling out most performances with the tantalizingly tawdry tale of murder and a…

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"I Am My Own Wife" at Seattle Rep by David-Edward Hughes

Doug Wright is a compelling playwright who loves to write about fascinatingly bizarre folks, from the Marquis de Sade in Quills to the batty Beales of the musical Grey Gardens to the notorio…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Arts Fuse Review / Commentary: Chick Corea’s “The Continents” and the Problem of the Jazz Piano Concerto by Steve Elman

Chick Corea’s “The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra” is filled with tuneful melody, shows off some superb playing by the soloists, breaks new ground in a num…

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Review: He Who (Theatre Zarko) by Scotty Zacher

Creating an evocative parade of alternate plane humanity, Director Michael Montenegro brilliantly blends Brechtian decadence with syncretic American life. *He Who* is a wild puppet symbolist…

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Alex Wong - Crave Music Video - Exclusive First Look by DanceOn

Alex Wong - Crave Music Video - Exclusive First Look Alex Wong (SYTYCD, Season 7) has a music video for his song "Crave" coming soon! Watch this exclusive sneak peek about the ma…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Andrew Lloyd-Webber provides gift to help young writers by Mark Brown

London's Royal Court theatre receives £150,000 to nurture young playwrights after composer's Picasso payoutLord Lloyd-Webber is to donate £150,000 to London's Royal Court theatre to help f…

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Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music - Choreography and Dance by DanceOn

Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music - Choreography and Dance Chris Brown's official music video for "Turn Up the Music" is filled with incredible choreography by Rich + Tone and F…

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STAGE TUBE: Final Bows at La Jolla JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by Stage Tube

Jesus Christ Superstar played the La Jolla Playhouse November 18 - December 31. Watch the cast give their final bow on New Year's eve during their pre-Broadway run.

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Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells to Star in NBC's THE NEW NORMAL Pilot by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award winner Ellen Barkin will star alongside stage and screen star Justin Bartha and Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells in the pilot of NBC's The New Normal, TheaterMania reports.

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NY Review: 'Early Plays' by Jason Fitzgerald

New York City Players' Richard Maxwell's take on Eugene O'Neill, in collaboration with the Wooster Group at St. Ann's Warehouse, lacks a beating heart.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - review by Tim Dowling

Kings Theatre, PortsmouthPaul Daniels' show is ostensibly not much different to the version he toured with all autumn. However this is his first return to the stage in 2012, and the first si…

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Up next at Team StarKid: Holy Musical B@tman! by Chris Jones

Team Starkid, the Chicago entertainment company known for its relationship with "Glee" star Darren Criss and for its hugly popular series of musical parodies broadcast on YouTube, has come u…

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A New Triumvirate Emerges at Antaeus by Steve Julian

The new leaders of Antaeus, the classical theater company, include John Sloan, Rob Nagle and Bill Brochtrup. Discussing the changes at the company and its future prospects are Sloan and Nagl…

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Paramount Theatre sets 2012-2013 Broadway series

The Paramount Theatre in Aurora has enjoyed immense success so far with its newly initiated Broadway Subscription Series. But despite its 13,000 subscribers and solid to glowing reviews, it …

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The Guide — Theater Listings 02.24.12

OPENING ABSOLUTE HELL. Gift Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of Rodney Ackland’s play, which takes place one month after World War II has ended. Directed by Sheldon Patinkin. Previews Ma…

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Still making a big noise: A season of Michael Frayn plays is set to reaffirm the brilliance of his work

If there is one thing that is certain to be bursting out all over in the early spring, it is the theatrical mastery of Michael Frayn. In March, Sheffield Theatres unveil a mighty Michael Fra…

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Moving Towards Our Target by Chloe Veltman

In 2007, a group of theatre professionals in the Bay Area, me among them, decided it was time to get some rigorous, honest discussion going about the local performing arts scene beyond the d…

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Songbook Classics To Get Fresh Listen in Michael Feinstein Tin Pan Alley Concert, With Kate Baldwin, Adam Swanson by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin, pianist Rob Berman and 19-year-old ragtime pianist Adam Swanson will join singer-pianist Michael Feinstein for the Feb. 29 performance of Standard Time with …

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Take a Sexy First Look at Jessica Phillips in the Arms of Her Leap of Faith Co-Star Raúl Esparza by Broadway.com

As Alan Menken and Glenn Slater’s new musical Leap of Faith readies to hop onto stage April 3 at the St. James Theatre, Broadway.com has your first look at co-stars Raúl Es…

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Alice Bailey Johnson and Lucy Briggs-Owen Join Janie Dee for West End’s Noises Off Transfer by Broadway.com

Alice Bailey Johnson and Lucy Briggs-Owen have joined the cast of the West End transfer of Noises Off, as Poppy Norton-Taylor and Brooke Ashton respectively. Directed by Lindsay Posner, Mich…

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Dancer Justin Bohon on Soaring to God-Like Heights in The Book of Mormon by Broadway.com

In the latest installment of Gotta Dance!, Broadway.com catches up with a familiar Broadway face Justin Bohon, the missionary who stands out from the pack in The Book of Mormon. Bohon, who m…

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Get a Gritty First Look at Tonya Pinkins and the Residents of Off-Broadway's Hurt Village by Broadway.com

Tony winner Tonya Pinkins and the cast of Hurt Village have moved into off-Broadway’s Signature Center, and we’ve got an intense first look at Katori Hall’s newest drama. S…

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Justin Bartha and Georgia King Join Andrew Rannells and Ellen Barkin in The New Normal Pilot by Broadway.com

Broadway veteran and The Hangover star Justin Bartha will play the husband to The Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells in the new NBC pilot The New Normal, according to The Hollywood Repor…

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In Basildon, Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Is there a more evocative location than Essex? In his 2000 play Under the Blue Sky, one of David Eldridge’s characters shouts the unforgettable words: “I’m from Essex and I’m dancing…

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Broadway Box Office: 02.13 - 02.19.2012 by JK

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN THIS MONTH'S POLL AND  IN ROUND 4 OF HOT AND HOTTER (LOOK TO YOUR LEFT)!The Broadway Box Office Top Ten for the 38th week of the 2011…

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Exploring the Abigail Folger Murder in California Dreamin’ by Jill Charlotte Thomas

Jill Charlotte Thomas became curious about one of the victims of the first night of the 1969  Manson murders -- coffee heiress Abigail Folger. Did Folger have any previous acquaintance with…

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Original "Little Red" Danielle Ferland Set to Head Back Into the Woods

Danielle Ferland, who originated the role of Little Red Riding Hood in the 1987 Broadway production of Into the Woods, prepares to return to Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale m…

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Bob Glaudini and Kevin Corrigan Set for Labyrinth Premiere of Ninth and Joanie by Adam Hetrick

Bob Glaudini and Kevin Corrigan will co-star as father and son in the world premiere of Brett C. Leonard's Philadelphia-set drama Ninth and Joanie, which will begin performances April 5 …

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Robert and Billy Lopez Collaborating On ABC Series by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning Avenue Q and Book of Mormon writer Robert Lopez is at work on a new television series, according to Deadline.com.

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Review: They Are Dying Out (Trap Door Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

This play is by turns laugh-out-loud funny and absurdly devastating, and the actors aren’t afraid to use the entire space of the theater, creating a blur between the worlds of actors and a…

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From Submission to Searching: A Paradigm Shift in Connecting Plays and Producers by Gwydion Suilebhan by HowlRound

Of late, there has been a great deal of conversation in the new play sector around the need to apply technology to solving the problems of both playwrights and literary departments: to addre…

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Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha to Join Andrew Rannells in The New Normal Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star Justin Bartha will co-star with the previously reported Tony nominee Andrew Rannells in the NBC pilot, The New Normal, according to Deadline.com. This comedy project f…

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Video Feature: All for the Best by Tristan Fuge

Candice Bergen, Kerry Butler, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, Michael McKean, and Michael Wilson preview the Broadway revival of The Best Man.

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Wilkie Ferguson, Corey Mach, Anthony Wayne Among Contestants in BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT by BroadwayWorld

The contestants for the sixth annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant have been announced. Participants include Andrew Chappelle Mamma Mia, Wilkie Ferguson Porgy and Bess, Corey Mach Godspell, Je…

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Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's KINKY BOOTS to Get Pre-Broadway Premiere in October by BroadwayWorld

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, the new musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein Book and Grammy Award-winning rock ico…

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Music Review: Eric Michael Gillett and La Tanya Hall at Feinstein’s by Stephen Holden

“Nothing to Lose but Your Heart,” a show by Eric Michael Gillett and La Tanya Hall, features the songs of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Countdown to the Oscars! Nominee Janet McTeer's Top Five Stage Roles by Kathy Henderson

Five of Broadway’s finest actors are in the running for 2012 Academy Awards! In honor of their stellar work onscreen, Broadway.com is looking back at the most unforgettable stage roles…

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A Rosary from the Pope & Michael Jackson Help Wallace Smith Catch the Spirit Backstage at Godspell by Broadway.com

As John the Baptist in the Broadway revival of Godspell, Wallace Smith calls out to Jesus’ disciples while preparing the way for the Lord. Later, Smith flips the script, taking on the …

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Alice Bailey Johnson and Lucy Briggs-Owen Complete Casting for West End’s Noises Off Transfer by Broadway.com

Alice Bailey Johnson and Lucy Briggs-Owen have joined the cast of the West End transfer of Noises Off, as Poppy Norton-Taylor and Brooke Ashton respectively. Directed by Lindsay Posner, Mich…

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Brava Maria! Tyne Daly on Savoring Her West End Stage Debut as Maria Callas in Master Class by Matt Wolf

Tyne Daly has won a Tony Award and multiple Emmys and interspersed her TV renown with stage work in the classics (The Seagull), musicals (Gypsy), and new plays (Rabbit Hole). Now she has add…

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Modern Family Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Visits Porgy and Bess by Broadway.com

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is the latest famous face at the Richard Rodgers Theatre taking in the popular revival of Porgy and Bess. A vet of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, On th…

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Spider-Man Star Christina Sajous to Headline New Broadway.com Video Blog Spin City by Broadway.com

Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark star Christina Sajous has signed on as Broadway.com’s newest video blogger. In Spin City: Behind the Scenes at ‘Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark&r…

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Go Stargazing With a First Look at Galileo, Starring F. Murray Abraham by Broadway.com

Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham has returned to the New York stage to star in Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo at Classic Stage Company. Abraham plays the larger-than-life title character, a 17…

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The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more in…

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Watch Idina Menzel Sing ‘Poker Face,’ Backed by a Symphony

Broadway nuts, quiet your screams.

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"The Cripple of Inishmaan" at Albuquerque's Vortex by Rob Spiegel

Life can be tough when you're an orphan, a cripple, and you live on one of the impoverished Aran Islands during the worldwide depression in 1934 and everyone calls you Cripple Billy

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N.Y. Philharmonic rides 'Carousel'

Legit News: Tuner on tap for orchestra's 2012-13 season

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Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce by Murray Whyte

Toronto director and photographer Bruce LaBruce has provoked a minor outrage in Madrid with an exhibition of his photographs that depict various Catholic icons in racy, often overtly sexual …

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Aida (Metropolitan Opera) by Robert Walport

For visual spectacle the Metropolitan Opera's "Aida" is second to none. Its triumphal march ranks as one of the most eye popping creations imaginable. An opera consists of rather more than v…

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Barbra Streisand's Relationship With Columbia Records Going Strong; DVD Set Planned by Kenneth Jones

Barbra Streisand and Columbia Records announced on Feb. 22 that Streisand's recording contract with the label has been extended, and revealed that Columbia will release a 12-set DVD, &qu…

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THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner Christine Ebersole Shares Her Cherished Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share ten of the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.…

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Dan Fogler, Janeane Garofalo, Ed Helms to Guest Star on Comedy Central's Ugly Americans by Dan Bacalzo

Theater veterans Dan Fogler and Janeane Garofalo will be among the guest stars for upcoming episodes of Comedy Central's Ugly Americans, which will resume on March 14. The show feature…

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Graham Smith, James Ijames, Mary McCool Set For Shipwrecked! by Sarah Moore

People's Light & Theatre, based in Malvern, PA, will present Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! An Entertainment--The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself),…

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Mint Theater's Rutherford & Son Extends Through April 8 by Robby Ritacco

The run of Githa Sowerby's Rutherford & Son at the Mint Theater has been extended one week, and will now close on April 8. In the play, John Rutherford rules home and business wit…

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Kevin Corrigan, Bob Glaudini to Star in Labyrinth Premiere of Ninth and Joanie by Sarah Moore

Labyrinth Theater Company will present the world premiere production of Ninth and Joanie, written by Brett C. Leonard and directed by Mark Wing-Davey. Performances will begin at Bank Street …

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William Shatner to Guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Television and movie superstar William Shatner will guest on NBCs Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night, Thursday, February 23. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airs locally on Channel 4 b…

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Jackie Hoffman Stars in DON'T CRY FOR ME, AHASUERUS, 3/7 by BroadwayWorld

Tablet Magazine and 92YTribeca present Dont Cry for Me, Ahasuerus, a Broadway-cabaret Purim shpiel. Starring Jackie Hoffman as Esther, the beautiful Jewish girl who becomes queen, and Seth R…

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Sunday show added for 'An Ideal Husband'

Walking Shadow nearly sold out for closing weekend of its Oscar Wilde play.

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Park Square scores big with "Ragtime"

Largest production in the theater's history exceeded its revenue goal by 41 percent.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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See One Man, Two Guvnors Star James Corden Host the Brit Awards & Make Adele Give The Finger by Broadway.com

James Corden can juggle a lot as the star of the Broadway-bound farce One Man, Two Guvnors, but on February 21 he had trouble with an on-air balancing act: Hosting the Brit Awards and keepin…

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Take a Look Inside The New York Times with the Cast and Creator of the Juicy Drama CQ/CX by Broadway.com

What happens when the secrets of the newsroom find their way to the front page? Gabe McKinley’s world premiere drama CQ/CX tells the story of Jay, an up-and-coming African America repo…

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Adam Pascal Reflects on Rent, Memphis and the Roles in Between by Kathy Henderson

When your first professional job becomes a career-defining smash hit, where do you go from there? In the case of Adam Pascal, who created the role of Roger in Rent at age 25, the answer has …

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See David Alan Grier and the Cast of Porgy and Bess Head to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon by Broadway.com

It’s Broadway Week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and on February 21 the funnyman welcomed the cast of the lush revival of Porgy and Bess to perform. David Alan Grier d…

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Glee Poll: Which Recent Plot Twist Is the Most Interesting? by Broadway.com

Glee is going on a short hiatus, but before the McKinley High crew say farewell, the winter finale episode delivered plenty of plot twists to keep fans buzzing until April. In addition …

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How I Learned to Drive, Starring Norbert Leo Butz & Elizabeth Reaser, Extends Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

The off-Broadway revival of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive has extended its run at Second Stage Theatre. The Kate Whoriskey-helmed production, starring Ton…

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Complete Casting Set for Final Month of Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Broadway.com

Joyce Van Patten and longtime standby Karyn Quackenbush complete the final cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore at the Westside Theatre. The duo join previously announced stars Sierra Bog…

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The Book of Mormon Composer Robert Lopez To Pen New TV Comedy for ABC by Broadway.com

The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez has signed a blind script deal with ABC Studios, according to Deadline.com. The script will be used for an upcoming comedy that Lopez …

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Finding our Meanings: A Jewish Question by HowlRound

Everyone knows some variation of the old joke: you take four Jews, you get five opinions. And if you take fifty Jewish theater makers, you get over a hundred opinions. The math may not be as…

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Paramount announces 2012-13 season in Aurora by Chris Jones

The Paramount Theatre in Aurora said Wednesday that it will stage four well-known musicals during its 2012-13 season. This will be the historic venue's second year of producing its own Equit…

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At Porchlight, the ups and depressing downs of planning a wedding by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "A Catered Affair" by Porchlight Music Theatre ★★½ THEATER REVIEW: "A Catered Affair" by Porchlight Music Theatre ★★½ ... This Broadway musical by …

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater hosts global Bard exchange

Ten leaders of major Shakespeare theaters and festivals throughout Europe — including those in Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Romania, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic — gathered W…

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Final Cast of Love, Loss... Will Feature Sierra Boggess and Joyce Van Patten by Adam Hetrick

Sierra Boggess and Joyce van Patten will be part of the final New York cast of Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which will end its run March 25 Off-Broadway.

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PHOTO CALL: First Publicity Shots of Leap of Faith Stars Raúl Esparza and Jessica Phillips by Matthew Blank

Leap of Faith, the new Broadway musical about a flim-flam preacher who blows into a small town, begins previews at the St. James Theatre April 3.

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WILLIAM SHATNER on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Tomorrow – Thursday, February 23 by Michael Strassheim

WILLIAM SHATNER ON “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON” TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Television and movie superstar William Shatner will guest on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” …

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La Jolla Playhouse Adds J.T. Rogers' Blood and Gifts to 2012/2013 Season by Teddy Alvaro

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the addition of Blood and Gifts to their 2012/2013 season. Written by J.T. Rogers and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, the play will perform in the Mandell Wei…

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Ken Cheeseman and Paula Langton to Star in Bakersfield Mist by Sarah Moore

New Repertory Theatre and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) will present the world premiere of Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the A…

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Mark Blum, Dashiell Eaves, Mia Katigbak Set for Irish Rep Reading of By the Bog of Cats by Sarah Moore

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's By the Bog of Cats on Friday, February 24 at 3pm. By the Bo…

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Barbra Streisand Re-Signs with Columbia Records, to Release DVD Set by Dan Bacalzo

Barbra Streisand has re-signed with Columbia Records, which will release a 12 set DVD, containing never before seen footage directly from Streisand's archives, as well as milestones fro…

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Christopher Tyrkko, John Leone to Star in A Steady Rain by Sarah Moore

The Arena Players will present A Steady Rain by Keith Huff at the Vanderbilt Estate Carriage House Theater (Little Neck Road in Centerport, NY), March 2 - 25. Recently on Broadway starring…

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Eric Bogosian, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Isaac Mizrahi Set for PS122 Gala by Brian Scott Lipton

PS 122 will hold its Spring Gala on Thursday, March 15 at St. Ann's Warehouse. Mx Justin Vivian Bond will host the event. The event will honor Lucy Sexton, and also feature the present…

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Rebecca Avery, Annie McCain Engman, Brendan Farrell, and More Set for Damon Chua's 1969 by Robby Ritacco

GatChu productions will present the world premiere of Ovation Award-winning playwright Damon Chua's 1969: A Fantastical Odyssey Through the American Mindscape. Performances will be held…

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Tickets Now On Sale for WAR HORSE at Ahmanson Theatre in LA! by Contests

National Theatre of Great Britain and Bob Boyett present War Horse from June 13 thru 29 at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA.

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Photo Flash: Meet LEAP OF FAITH's Stars- Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips! by BroadwayWorld

Broadways LEAP OF FAITH stars four-time Tony nominee Ral Esparza as Jonas Nightingale, Jessica Phillips as Marla Humes, Kendra Kassebaum as Sam Nightingale, Kecia Lewis-Evans as Ida Mae Robi…

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BWW Now Seeking Interns for Spring 2012! by BroadwayWorld

Interested in getting invaluable training in online media and having an opportunity to be a player on the front lines of the theater and entertainment worlds BroadwayWorld.com, the largest t…

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Barbra Streisand to Remain With Columbia Records for 50th Anniversary by BroadwayWorld

Barbra Streisand has re-signed with Columbia Records, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actress and singer, who has been with the label for nearly five decades, is gearing up to relea…

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Tuner 'Garage Band' gets reading

Legit News: Dolenz to appear in industry peek

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Boyd Gaines and Margaret Colin join John Lithgow in ‘The Columnist’ by Loganne

Two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Margaret Colin and four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines have signed on for the world premiere of The Columnist. The two will join Tony and Emmy Award win…

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Notes from the first week of rehearsal by Michael Kahn

Last week I discussed the careful editing process which Eugene O’Neill practically demands from his theatrical collaborators. Like all of O’Neill’s plays, Strange Interlude is profound…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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An American classic — All My Sons returns to the Matrix Theatre by Pauline Adamek

They simply don’t write plays like they used to. They really don’t. Born in 1915, Arthur Miller was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, until his deat…

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Pacific Standard Time gives Los Angeles its due in art world by Martin Knelman

Series includes Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture; Backyard Oasis, Living in a Modern Way and Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California

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Gilbert Gottfried plays Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto by Garnet Fraser

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, known for Aladdin and The Aristocrats, brings his bad taste standup routine to Richmond St. W. club.

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Gore Vidals THE BEST MAN on Broadway Press Conference (VIDEO)

Hear the stars of the revival of Gore VIDAL’s THE BEST MAN talk about working with this star-studded cast, what this play means today and many other questions.

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PHOTO CALL: A Sneak Peek at Feb. 27 "Smash" Episode, With Nick Jonas, Wesley Taylor and More by Matthew Blank

The new hourlong NBC drama-with-music "Smash" continues Feb. 27 with an episode titled "The Cost of Art." Here is a sneak peek at the installment which will feature Nick …

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How I Learned to Drive Extended Off-Broadway by Kenneth Jones

The Second Stage Theatre revival of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive will get an extra week, now to March 18, the not-for-profit Off-Broadway company announced.

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Blood and Gifts Joins La Jolla Playhouse Lineup This Summer; Lucie Tiberghien Directs by Kenneth Jones

La Jolla Playhouse announced the addition of J.T. Rogers' Blood and Gifts, the play about international military intervention in Afghanistan, as part of its 2012-13 season. Lucie Tibergh…

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Touring "South Pacific" by John Olson

The production is somewhat downsized from the Broadway version, but smartly so.

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre by John Olson

The lines land as well here as in any Neil Simon comedy. I had to check to see if Hermia's insult of the tall and slender Helena as a "painted maypole" was in the original, and indeed it is.

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Jon Lawrence Rivera to Direct World Premiere of Leonard Manzella's Cages by Sarah Moore

The world premiere of Cages, by Leonard Manzella and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, will be held at the Stella Adler Theatre, on the Gilbert Stage, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd floor. Cages …

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Armin Shimerman, Frank Dwyer Set for The Antaeus Company's ClassicsFest 2012, Part I by Bethany Rickwald

The Antaeus Company will present staged readings of six classics in Classics Fest 2012, Part I, March 18-April 22. The festival's staged readings will include Eugene O'Neill'…

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5th Avenue Theatre to Present Return Engagement of Les Misérables by Bethany Rickwald

The 5th Avenue Theatre is set to present a return engagement of Les Misérables, June 27-July 7. During its previous run at The 5th Avenue Theatre, producer Cameron Mackintosh&apo…

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How I Learned to Drive, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser, Extends by Dan Bacalzo

Second Stage Theatre has extended its production of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive by one week, with the final performance now on March 18. Kate Whoriskey directs the revival, …

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Lane Allison, Michael D'Elia, Kurt Andrew Hanson Set for The Production Company's Working by Sarah Moore

Casting has been announced for Working by Studs Terkel, Stephen Schwartz, and Nina Faso at The Production Company's Lex Theatre in Hollywood. August Viverito will direct the production …

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Michael Douglas, Chris Rock, Meryl Streep to Present at 84th Annual Academy Awards by Andy Propst

An updated list of presenters has been announced for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, February 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and aired live on ABC-TV. Tony Awar…

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VIDEO FLASH: Nick Jonas Performs "Haven't Met You Yet" on NBC's Smash by Andy Propst

NBC has released a teaser trailer for Nick Jonas' guest appearance on the February 28 episode of Smash. Jonas is set to play Lyle, a young performer who ends up putting the moves on …

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Joyce van Patten, Karyn Quackenbush to Join Love, Loss, and What I Wore's Final Off-Broadway Cast by Dan Bacalzo

Joyce van Patten and Karyn Quackenbush will join the previously reported Sierra Boggess, Ally Walker and Erica Watson as the closing cast for the Off-Broadway production of Love, Loss, and W…

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Stephanie J. Block, Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye, Laura Osnes, Paulo Szot Set for The Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party by Dan Bacalzo

Updated casting has been announced for The Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party, at Town Hall on Thursday, February 23 at 8pm. The event will be presented by TheaterMania contributor Scott S…

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HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Extends Through 3/18 by BroadwayWorld

Second Stage Theatres production of Paula Vogels Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, directed by Kate Whoriskey, has extended one week though March 18th at Second Stage Thea…

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La Jolla Playhouse Announces BLOOD AND GIFTS as Part of 2012/13 Season by BroadwayWorld

La Jolla Playhouse announces an additional show for its 20122013 season Blood and Gifts, by J.T. Rogers, directed by Lucie Tiberghien, running in the Mandell Weiss Forum June 12 July 8, 201…

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Karyn Quackenbush, Joyce van Patten to Join Cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by BroadwayWorld

Producer Daryl Roth just announced the complete cast for the final month of the long-running hit show Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Karyn Quackenbush, who has been associated with the show as…

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STAGE TUBE: Meet NEWSIES' SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Veterans! by Stage Tube

Newsies will move to Broadway's Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited 101 performance run this spring, following its critically-hailed run at Paper Mill Playhouse in fall 2011. The musi…

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Medea, Actors' Shakespeare Project by Thomas Garvey

The heroine of Euripides' Medea is half martyr, and half murderess - and not just any murderess, but a killer of her own children. This makes her - special, shall we say.  But these day…

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Recipients Named for Arts Job Grants In Hartford by Frank Rizzo

16 Projects Funded By CityThe City of Hartford and the Greater Hartford Arts Council named the 16 recipients of the 2012 Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, Phase 1.

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High Life is a memorable, amoral rush by J. Kelly Nestruck

Lee MacDougall’s one-off wonder provides an opportunity for four offbeat performances

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Obituary: Noel Kelehan by The Stage

Noel Kelehan was one of Ireland's most accomplished musicians and conductors. A jazz pianist hailed as the best to emerge on the island, he was also the most successful conductor in the 56-y…

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TV review by The Stage

Let's dance for Sport Relief? No, let's not.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Theatrical economy vs upper classes by Mark Shenton


On Sunday night I flew back from New York in Virgin’s economy class, tightly squeezed into an upper deck corner of the 747 (but at least I was against a window, so had a little room to …

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A Streetcar Named Desire – review by Alfred Hickling

Playhouse, LiverpoolIt may seem perverse to praise a production of Tennessee Williams's classic on account of its lighting. But if you get the illumination right for A Streetcar Named Desire…

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore – review by Michael Billington

Barbican, London"Try everything once except incest and folk-dancing," runs an old Scottish adage. In fact there is plenty of both in Declan Donnellan's revival of John Ford's 1633 tragedy, a…

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Tim Clare: How to Be a Leader – review by Brian Logan

BAC, LondonLeadership is a prized quality in these rudderless times, but we seldom think hard about what it means. Performance poet-turned-comedian Tim Clare has done that thinking for us, a…

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Our Father – review by Lyn Gardner

Watford PalacePlaywright Charlotte Keatley has always been ahead of the game. In 1985 she wrote My Mother Said I Never Should, one of the first plays about mothers and daughters, a big, bold…

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LOCAL STORY on Indie Theater Now by Kristen Palmer

Indie Theater Now has been creating an on-line collection of plays, and today LOCAL STORY is live on the site.You can read it for a pittance. Then you can dream of tiny Betsy and learn the …

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Childhood comic book collection expected to fetch $2 million by Jamie Stengle

A comic collection that includes a staggering array of some of the most prized issues ever published was headed for auction Wednesday.

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Jessica Love, Bill Buell, Kristine Nielsen, Austin Durant Will Bring Anna Christie To Life at Old Globe by Kenneth Jones

Jessica Love will play Anna Christie, the estranged prostitute daughter of a crusty sailor in Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, March 10-April 15 at The Old Globe in San …

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Gary Wilmes Will Join Original Cast of Gatz at the Public by Adam Hetrick

Gary Wilmes, who recently starred as an American abroad in the Broadway production of Chinglish, will return to the role of Tom in the Public Theater's encore presentation of Elevator Re…

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Micky Dolenz, Beth Leavel, Amy Spanger, Donnie Kehr Among Cast of Garage Band NYC Industry Reading by Michael Gioia

Producer Ken Davenport (Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna, You're Welcome America...) will present a private industry reading of the new musical Garage Band, featuring music by Mark Allen, Ma…

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Playhouse, Liverpool by Chris High

Playhouse, Liverpool: In the ever-growing pantheon of fine productions staged by the Everyman Playhouse to have been directed by Gemma Bodinetz, this raises the bar and some. Read the full …

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'Tis Pity She's A Whore, Barbican Silk Street, London, February 16-March 10 by Natasha Tripney

Barbican Silk Street, London, February 16-March 10: A young woman's bed, crimson-sheeted, sits in the centre of the stage. Above it designer Nick Ormerod has hung a True Blood poster, w…

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Lettice and Lovage, Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury by Julie Watterston

Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury: Peter Shaffer may reputedly have written Lettice and Lovage for Dame Maggie Smith but had he written it 25 years later, perhaps he may have considered Sel…

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News: Theatre Calgary announces huge, ambitious 2012-13 season by The Charlebois Post

Theatre Calgary is going out on a limb next year and presenting a six-play season that should cost the company a pretty penny. It includes two musicals (Next to Normal, opening the season, a…

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Emma Galvin, Eija Ranta, Katey Parker, Dan Vidor to Star in Swell by Dan Bacalzo

Emma Galvin, Eija Ranta, Katey Parker, and Dan Vidor will star in the world premiere of Swell, based on the graphic novel by Juliacks. As previously reported, Kathleen Amshoff will direct th…

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Julian Sands and John Malkovich to Present A Celebration of Harold Pinter at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble by Bethany Rickwald

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble will present actor Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold Pinter, March 9-11, directed by John Malkovich. With personal anecdotes and reflections drawn from their …

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David Henry Hwang, Tracy Letts, John Mahoney, Jessie Mueller Among Chicago Theater Critics' Beat Award Nominees by Andy Propst

The nominations for the inaugural Chicago Theater Critics' Beat Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced in late March. Nominations have been made in 19 categories, w…

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Jackie Hoffman, Seth Rudetsky to Star in Don't Cry for Me, Ahasuerus by Dan Bacalzo

Jackie Hoffman and Seth Rudetsky will star in Don't Cry for Me, Ahasuerus, a Broadway-cabaret Purim shpiel to be presented at 92YTribeca on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30pm. Michael Schiral…

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Photo Flash: Signature's HURT VILLAGE- Production Shots by BroadwayWorld

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Katori Hall's HURT VILLAGE, directed by Patricia McGregor. HURT VILLAGE runs February 7 - March 18, 2012 with a February 27th open…

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Nick Adams, Gavin Creel, et al. Named OUT 100's Most Eligible Bachelors by BroadwayWorld

Out Magazine has just announced their 'Most Eligible Bachelors of 2012' and a handful of Broadway favorites have been honored with spots on the list. Included this year are Jonathan Groff, N…

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Dance Moms - Season 2 Episode 7 - Bullets and Ballet - Todrick Hall & Ashely Everett Recap by DanceOn

Dance Moms - Season 2 Episode 7 - Bullets and Ballet - Todrick Hall & Ashely Everett Recap Dance Moms Season 2 Episode 7 - "Bullets and Ballet" In this episode of FYI, Todrick…

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Cyndi Lauper Polishes 'Kinky Boots' Musical in Pre-Broadway Run by David Rooney

Lauper joins forces with writer Harvey Fierstein and director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell for a Chicago test run of their stage adaptation of the 2005 Miramax release.

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Gossip: Will RSC transplant Edgar's Heart to London?

We hear rumour the Royal Shakespeare Company is in negotiations to transfer its current production of David Edgar’s new play Written on the Heart::E8831320746747 to the West End.The pl…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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‘The Lyons’ Gets Broadway Transfer to Cort Theatre in April by David Rogers

Producers announced yesterday that Off Broadway hit “The Lyons” will be transferring to Broadway in April, in time for eligibility for the 2012 Tony Awards. The play opened in the fall a…

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Rob Campbell, Susannah Schulman Head Cast In Yale Rep's "Winter's Tale" by Frank Rizzo

UConn Also To Produce "Winter's Tale" at the Same TimeRob Campbell and Susannah Schulman head the cast in the Yale Repertory Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s "The Wint…

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Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein to stage ‘Kinky Boots’ here

“Kinky Boots,” a new musical by Harvey Fierstein (book) and pop music legend Cyndi Lauper (score), will have its pre-Broadway debut at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre in October. Fie…

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Stew-Heidi Rodewald Musical Stagger Lee Will Get St. Louis Reading by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Stew and his Passing Strange collaborator Heidi Rodewald are at work on a musical adaptation of the graphic novel "Stagger Lee," based on the true-life criminal L…

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Song List Announced for Newsies; Three New Songs Penned For Broadway by Andrew Gans

The complete song list for the new Disney musical Newsies, which begins previews on Broadway March 15 at the Nederlander Theatre, has been announced.

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Porgy and Bess Performs "It Ain't Necessarily So" on "Late Night" (Video) by Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier and the cast of the Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess visited "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" Feb. 21—the second night …

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MAC Awards Set for March 29; Evening Will Feature Karen Mason, Billy Stritch, Christine Pedi by Andrew Gans

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) will present the 26th Annual MAC Awards Show March 29 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Manhattan.

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Marin Mazzie Will Miss Feb. 22 Performance of Carrie Due to Illness by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Marin Mazzie, who plays the religiously fanatical mother Margaret White in the current Off-Broadway production of Carrie, will miss the Feb. 22 performance at MCC Theater's Lucille Lorte…

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Design for Living Is First in NYC Noël Coward Series; Steve Ross, Keith Merrill, Amy Rutberg, Kevin Collins Perform by Kenneth Jones

The works of playwright-songwriter Noël Coward — and his contemporaries and U.K. successors — will be presented in Manhattan in a monthly reading series dubbed Noël and…

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PHOTO FLASH: Signy Coleman, Ilene Kristen, Sebastian LaCause, Kevin Spirtas, Colleen Zenk at 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, February 21, We Love Soaps held the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards at New World Stages, honoring the very best in scripted, serialized programming for the web. Attendees at the ev…

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Song List Announced for Broadway's Newsies by Dan Bacalzo

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced the song list for the upcoming Broadway production of Newsies, to play a limited engagement at the Nederlander Theatre, March 15-June 10, with an …

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Renee Fleming, Gerard Finley, Rob Fisher Set for New York Philharmonic Season by Brian Scott Lipton

The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2012-2013 season. The Philarmonic will present a staged production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway classic Carousel, February 27-Mar…

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Jaii Beckley, Danny Bernardo, Joel Kim Booste Set for Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret by Andy Propst

Silk Road Rising has announced casting for Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret, to run April 4 - May 6 in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building. Steve Scott will direct the show, w…

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Jim Fletcher, Annie McNamara, Scott Shepherd, Gary Wilmes Set for Gatz at Public Theater by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for Elevator Repair Service's Gatz, for its return engagement at The Public Theater, March 14-May 6. John Collins directs. This award-winning theatrical…

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Kinky Boots Tests Chicago Before Broadway Kick by Michael Block

The Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein written musical Kinky Boots will get an out of town tryout in Chicago this fall before high kicking on the Great White Way. The musical inspired by the 2005…

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Canal Park Playhouse to Present House of Ghostly Haunts Featuring Cardone The Magician by Bethany Rickwald

Canal Park Playhouse will launch their weekly Spook Show series with House of Ghostly Haunts, March 27-April 17. Created and performed by Cardone the Magician, House of Ghostly Haunts kic…

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Broadcast Locations Announced for NT Live's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Screening 3/1 by BroadwayWorld

National Theatre Live continues its third season with Dominic Cookes modern dress production of William Shakespeares comedy THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, starring comedian and actor Lenny Henry in h…

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New York Philharmonic to Stage CAROUSEL in 2013; PBS to Televise Concert by BroadwayWorld

The New York Phiharmonic has just announced the 2012-13 season, which is set to include a staged production of Rodgers amp Hammersteins Broadway hit Carousel, February 27March 2, 2013, direc…

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STAGE TUBE: Backstage at the Brit Awards with Broadway-Bound James Corden!! by Stage Tube

James Corden will soon lead the Broadway production of the National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, but before opening on the Great White Way, Corden hosted…

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Beth Leavel, Andy Karl, Amy Spanger, et al. Set for GARAGE BAND Reading, 3/2 by BroadwayWorld

On Friday, March 2, 2012, producer Ken Davenport Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna, You're Welcome America... will present a private industry reading of the new musical GARAGE BAND at a private l…

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Dominic Cooper to Star in Brian DePalma's THE PASSION by BroadwayWorld

According to DarkHorizons.com, actors Dominic Cooper and Karoline Herfurth will be co-starring in Brian DePalma's upcoming remake of Alain Corneau's 'Crime d'amour'. The reboot version of th…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lyric Hammersmith, London

This irreverent rendition of Shakespeare’s play is wild, messy and fun, writes Sarah Hemming

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Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Metropolitan Museum, New York

A new exhibition reveals how Chinese artist Fu Baoshi withstood the turbulent political storms that raged around him, writes Ariella Budick

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Chicago tries on 'Kinky Boots'

Legit News: Broadway-aimed musical set for October run

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Blog: Jo Caird: Three cheers for the NT & subsidised theatre

At the Whatsonstage.com Awards on Sunday night I found myself in a huddle of people praising the National Theatre to the skies. The huddle mainly consisted of members of the ensemble of Lond…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Contestants Announced for 6th Annual ‘The Broadway Beauty Pageant’ by Loganne

Four-time Tony Award nominated and Drama Desk Award-wining actress Tovah Felshuh will host the event scheduled to take place on Monday, March 19th at 8pm at Symphony Space. The event is the …

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Arena Stage marketer Chad Bauman accepts new post at Smithsonian by Lorraine Treanor

In 2008, arts marketer Chad Bauman was handed one of the toughest marketing jobs in town. Arena Stage would vacate its SE home base for two years, while crews moved in to construct a brand n…

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Watch Idina Menzel Perform Lady Gaga’s 'Poker Face' in Barefoot at the Symphony by Broadway.com

In her latest solo concert special, Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, Tony winner Idina Menzel shares the hilarious story behind her performance of Lady Gaga's “Pok…

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Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming & More to Honor David Rabe at New Group Gala by Broadway.com

Off-Broadway’s The New Group will honor playwrights David Rabe and Nancy Manocherian at its 2012 Gala, Cabaret Soiree. Janeane Garofalo and Morgan Spector are set to host the February …

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Squigs Provides Poster Art for West End’s The Sunshine Boys, Starring Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths by Broadway.com

Broadway.com’s resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson took a break from sketching portraits of the Main Stem’s finest to take on a special commission: poster art f…

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An Antidote for Downton Abbey Withdrawal: Dream Casting a Musical Version by Broadway.com

Ever since the mesmerizing British period drama Downton Abbey ended its second season on February 19, we've been going through severe withdrawal. If you are like us, you were i…

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Jonathan Groff, Nick Adams, Gavin Creel and More Top Out’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors List by Broadway.com

Several Broadway favorites have landed spots on Out magazine's annual list of the top 100 eligible gay bachelors. Among the handsome men are Priscilla Queen of the Desert headliner …

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Casting Complete for Off-Broadway Return of F. Scott Fitzgerald Epic Gatz by Broadway.com

Casting is complete for The Public Theater’s return engagement of Gatz, the epic theater piece adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The show will begin previews o…

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Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots Will Premiere in Chicago; Broadway to Follow by Broadway.com

 Kinky Boots, the new musical by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper, will make its world premiere at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre this fall…

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‘The Columnist’ Fill Out Cast with Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin by David Rogers

The Manhattan Theatre Club announced recently that Boyd Gaines and Margaret Colin will join John Lithgow in the cast of David Auburn’s “The Columnist.” The drama will begin performance…

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Idiot's delight

REVIEW: While it's more "Glee" than Green Day, the touring musical is as exciting as rock gets on Broadway.

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Vanessa Redgrave unveils Brighton Festival highlights by Natalie Woolman

Vanessa Redgrave will narrate a Lebanese woman's life story on stage as part of Brighton Festival 2012, of which she is this year's guest director.

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International flavour for Brighton Fringe by Alistair Smith

This year's Brighton Fringe will feature more than 675 events at nearly 200 venues, with an increased international element.

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Cindy Lauper, Harvey Fierstein to stage ‘Kinky Boots’ here

“Kinky Boots,” a new musical by Harvey Fierstein (book) and pop music legend Cyndi Lauper (score), will have its pre-Broadway debut at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre in October. Fie…

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VIP ACCESS: Inside the Tony Awards Nominating Committee by Tom Mizer

Every fourth Wednesday of the month, the “VIP Access” column will serve up advice on how to make your theater-going experiences cheaper, easier and more fulfilling with inside scoop from…

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Cast Announced for Village Theatre's It Shoulda Been You by Adam Hetrick

It Shoulda Been You, the new musical about the perfect wedding that quickly unravels, will play Washington's Village Theatre beginning March 14.

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Idina Menzel Covers "Poker Face" at "Barefoot at the Symphony" Concert (Video) by Michael Gioia

Idina Menzel, who took home the Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked, covered Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" at her concert, "Barefoot at the…

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Tony Winner Dan Fogler Cast in "Scenic Route" Film and ABC Pilot "Prairie Dogs" by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Dan Fogler will co-star with Josh Duhamel in the upcoming film "Scenic Route," according to Deadline.com.

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PHOTO CALL: Bobby Steggert, Michael Esper, Virginia Kull and More in Leslye Headland's Assistance by Matthew Blank

The New York City premiere of Leslye Headland's Assistance, about those in service of nightmare bosses, began performances Feb. 3 with a cast that features Tony Award nominee Bobby Stegg…

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Song List Announced for Broadway's Newsies by Andrew Gans

The complete song list for the new Disney musical Newsies, which begins previews on Broadway March 15 at the Nederlander Theatre, has been announced.

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Kinky Boots Musical Will Kick It Up in Chicago in October, Prior to Broadway by Kenneth Jones

The musical Kinky Boots, about a shoe company that finds new life when its owner is inspired to switch to manufacturing fetish footwear, will get a pre-Broadway tryout this fall at Chicago&#…

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New York Philharmonic Will Present Staged Production of Carousel; PBS Will Broadcast by Andrew Gans

The New York Philharmonic's 2012-13 season, which was announced Feb. 22, will include a staged production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.

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THE SCREENING ROOM: How to Succeed's Nick Jonas Performs for Jimmy Fallon (Video) by Michael Gioia

Pop star Nick Jonas has returned to Broadway in the Tony Award-nominated revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Here, he kicks off Broadway Week on "Late Night Wit…

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STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Sings Will Reynolds in Libra Theatre's SONGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Concert by Stage Tube

Libra Theater Company presented Songs You Should Know, a concert of new and rarely performed songs by some of todays most prolific music theater writers on Monday, February 6th at The Laurie…

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ANYTHING GOES to Perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Companys Anything Goes will perform on NBCs Late Night with Jimmy Fallon between 1235AM-135AM tomorrow night. Tune in to see Sutton Foster and company members from Anythin…

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NEWSIES Announces Full Broadway Song List! by BroadwayWorld

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced the song list for the upcoming Broadway production of Newsies, beginning performances at the Nederlander Theatre 208 W. 41st Street on March …

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High School in the Spotlight: Portage Central High School by BroadwayWorld

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

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BWW Interviews: Jim Caruso Talks Cast Parties by Jena Tesse Fox

This Thursday, Cast Party will move down the block from Birdland for a repeat engagement at Town Hall. We caught up with creator and host Jim Caruso to talk about the show and the event.

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Photo Flash: Bobby Steggert, Michael Esper, et al. in ASSISTANCE at Playwrights Horizons by BroadwayWorld

Playwrights Horizons Tim Sanford, Artistic Director Leslie Marcus, Managing Director presents the New York premiere of ASSISTANCE, a new play by Leslye Headland Bachelorette. Directed by Tri…

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Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell's KINKY BOOTS a Go; Pre-Broadway Tryout Set for Chicago, Oct. 2012 by BroadwayWorld

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, the new musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein Book and Grammy Award-winning rock ico…

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2012 MAC Awards Set for March 29; Jason Graae to Host by BroadwayWorld

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets amp Clubs MAC is pleased to announce the 26th Annual MAC Awards Show. The event will be held on Thursday, March 29th, at the world-famous B.B. King Blue…

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Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon to Present Sign Language Interpreted Performance by Bethany Rickwald

Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon will present a sign language interpreted performance for the hearing impaired, April 15 at 5pm at Club Fugazi. The world's longest running mus…

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Rob Campbell, Francis Jue, Hoon Lee, Susannah Schulman Set for Yale Rep's Winter's Tale by Dan Bacalzo

Rob Campbell and Susannah Schulman will head the cast of Yale Repertory Theatre's production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Obie Award winner Liz Diamond will direct the …

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Tina Turner Musical, Soul Sister, to Play London's Hackney Empire by Andy Propst

Principal casting has been announced for Soul Sister, to run April 15 - May 5 at the Hackney Empire, according to a report on the website for the U.K. magazine The Stage. Bob Eaton will dir…

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Seattle Shakespeare Company Announces 2012-2013 Season by Robby Ritacco

George Mount, Artistic Director of the Seattle Shakespeare Company, has announced the company's programming schedule for 2012-2013, including their Wooden O outdoor productions. The W…

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PHOTO FLASH: Ilene Kristen, Sebastian LaCause, Kevin Spirtas, Colleen Zenk at 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, February 21, We Love Soaps held the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards at New World Stages, honoring the very best in scripted, serialized programming for the web. Attendees at the ev…

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Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots Set to Play Chicago in October; Jerry Mitchell to Direct and Choreograph by Andy Propst

Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's musical Kinky Boots will play the Bank of America Theatre in October 2012. Jerry Mitchell will direct and choreograph the production. With music an…

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Natalie Douglas, Jason Graae, Karen Mason, Mark Nadler, Christine Pedi Set for MAC Awards Show by Dan Bacalzo

Jason Graae will host the 26th annual MAC Awards Show, presented by The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, on Thursday, March 29. The evening…

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ArtsBeat: 'Kinky Boots' the Musical to Get Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago by Patrick Healy

The musical adaptation of the 2005 British film about a drag queen named Lola would be the Broadway debut of Cyndi Lauper as a composer and lyricist.

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Industry Ticket Offers by Chicago Plays

Fulton Street Sessions - TUTA Theatre Chicago at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave, is offering $15 industry tickets to all Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through March 25th…

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2012 High School Musicals

You know spring is almost here when it's time to present the annual list of Western Pennsylvania high school musicals. If this list is missing performances, please send an e-mail to magazine…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Civilization (all you can eat) by Tim Treanor

Let me get to the bottom line about Jason Grote’s Civilization (all you can eat), now playing at Woolly Mammoth. I like it a great deal, and I don’t know why. Civilization is one of thos…

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William Shatner Explores Strange New "World" by Playbill Video

William Shatner Explores Strange New "World" http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video From Shakespeare to Captain Kirk to Priceline, Emmy-winning actor William Shatner sat down wi…

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All-Star Cast of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" Mines Humor in Political Strife by Playbill Video

All-Star Cast of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" Mines Humor in Political Strife http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video With a starry cast boasting James Earl Jones, Angela Lans…

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Hey, Old Friend! A Musical Sneak Peek at the Encores! "Merrily We Roll Along" Concert by Playbill Video

Hey, Old Friend! A Musical Sneak Peek at the Encores! "Merrily We Roll Along" Concert http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video Just three days into rehearsal toward a Feb. 8 launc…

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James Reese Europe by Trav S.D.

This post is one of a series honoring Black History Month. Today is the birthday of a pioneering African American musician James Reese Europe (for my full bio go here). And here he is with h…

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Their Time: Meet the Encores! "Merrily We Roll Along" Cast by Playbill Video

Their Time: Meet the Encores! "Merrily We Roll Along" Cast http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video "Merrily We Roll Along," the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical th…

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Highlights From "The Toxic Avenger" Starring Constantine Maroulis by Playbill Video

Highlights From "The Toxic Avenger" Starring Constantine Maroulis http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video Former "American Idol" contestant and Tony-nominated star of &…

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The City Club Set for Spring Run at Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theatre by Broadway.com

The American premiere of jazz and blues musical The City Club will begin previews April 3 at off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theatre and officially open on April 23. Directed by Mitch…

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Tony Winner Dan Fogler Lands Role in Road Trip Comedy Scenic Route Opposite Josh Duhamel by Broadway.com

Tony Award winner Dan Fogler is set to star in the big screen road trip comedy Scenic Route, according to Deadline.com. Directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz and written by Kyle Killen, the fi…

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Highlights From "Richard III" Starring Kevin Spacey by Playbill Video

Highlights From "Richard III" Starring Kevin Spacey http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey takes the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey sta…

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Highlights From "Wit" With Cynthia Nixon by Playbill Video

Highlights From "Wit" With Cynthia Nixon http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video Manhattan Theatre Club presents Tony winner Cynthia Nixon in "Wit," Margaret Edson'…

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See One Man, Two Guvnors Star James Corden Host the Brit Awards & Get The Finger from Adele by Broadway.com

James Corden can juggle a lot as the star of the Broadway-bound farce One Man, Two Guvnors, but on February 21 he had trouble with an on-air balancing act: Hosting the Brit Awards and keepin…

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Female playwrights still face sexism – it's time we admitted it by Lyn Gardner

Research shows that theatres are prejudiced against female playwrights. What can be done about it?What would the playwriting landscape look like if all submissions to theatres were done anon…

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Mike Daisey Makes His Apple Monologue Free

The Verge 02/21/12

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Fuse Movie Review: Oscar Nominated Live Shorts — A Very Competitive Year by Arts Fuse Editor

Four strong contenders: production values are high, the actors excellent, and four are beautifully grounded in their settings –- Norway, Calcutta, and two in Ireland.

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Malkovich to headline 'World Theatre Day' by Chris Jones

Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member John Malkovich will give the "international message" on World Theatre Day, March 22, in Paris.  This will be the 50th anniversary of the event, r…

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Cyndi Lauper will try on her 'Kinky Boots' in Chicago by Chris Jones

It's confirmed: "Kinky Boots" will work out its kinks in Chicago. Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced Wednesday that the new Broadway-aimed musical with music and lyrics by pop sta…

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Immigrant Artists: Jojo Gonzalez by Marcy Arlin

The United States is a multicultural nation, and nowhere is that truer than in the arts. However, the full range of the diverse cultures working in the arts often occurs out of the spotlight…

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The Gershwins PORGY AND BESS on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

Clip 37:11 – 42:00 — “It Ain’t Necessarily So” -- David Alan Grier and the Company of The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS -- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon &ndash…

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Mitchell Maxwell Will Direct New Blues and Jazz Musical, The City Club, at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane by Michael Gioia

The American premiere of The City Club, billed as "an original blues and jazz musical about the indisputable intoxication of music," will begin Off-Broadway April 3, prior to an of…

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NYMF to Stage A Letter to Harvey Milk, Prison Dancer, Flambé Dreams, Rio and More by Adam Hetrick

The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced that A Letter to Harvey Milk, Prison Dancer: The Musical and Living With Henry are among the musicals selected for the 2012 Next Link Proj…

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Contestants Announced for Sixth Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant; Brent Barrett Will Perform by Andrew Gans and Michael Gioia

Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony, Lend Me a Tenor, Sarava, Yentl) will host the sixth annual Broadway Beauty Pageant,  which will be held March 19 at Sym…

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PHOTO CALL: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Givenik Support BC/EFA With Party by Matthew Blank

Cast members from The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess teamed with Givenik.com for a special Feb. 21 post-show reception at B. Smith’s to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AI…

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Anything Goes on “Jimmy Fallon” tomorrow 2/23 by Amy Kass

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes, will perform on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” between 12:35AM-1:35AM on channel 4 tomorrow night! Tune in to see Sutton Foster and …

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5 Takeaways from the latest Get Your Show Off The Ground Seminar. by Ken Davenport

What a Saturday seminar we had this week! Not sure if I've mentioned this before, but we lowered the number of seminar participants a couple of sessions ago to give even more attention to th…

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Photo Flash: First Look at 2012 BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT Contestants! by BroadwayWorld

The contestants for the sixth annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant have been announced. Participants include Andrew Chappelle Mamma Mia, Wilkie Ferguson Porgy and Bess, Corey Mach Godspell, Je…

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STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe's PSA for The Trevor Project by Stage Tube

Last night, The Trevor Project's new life-saving, life-affirming public service announcement PSA featuring Daniel Radcliffe premiered on FOX during the network's hit series GLEE.

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WAR HORSE Gets April 4 DVD & Blu-ray Release! by BroadwayWorld

Steven Spielberg adapted War Horse into a feature length film, which was released in movie theaters in December. The Oscar nominated film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 3.

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Theater Talk Welcomes SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's Hunter Bell, David Garrison and Jenn Harris, 2/24 by BroadwayWorld

This week, Theater Talk welcomes award-winning bookwriter and his SILENCE The Musical stars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris. Along with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, they focus on …

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Marilyn Maye Joins CAST PARTY at Town Hall, 2/23 by BroadwayWorld

In its ninth star-studded year at Birdland, Jim Caruso will bring his celebrated Cast Party back to the big stage at Town Hall for a second year. The Best of Jim Carusos Cast Party will take…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/22- Lea Salonga by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Lea Salonga Salonga in best known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre …

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Willem Dafoe, Colin Farrell, John Waters to Present at Spirit Awards by Andy Propst

Willem Dafoe, Colin Farrell, Anna Kendrick, John Waters, and Olivia Wilde will serve as presenters at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, according to a report on Deadline.com. The event wi…

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The City Club Musical to Receive American Premiere at Minetta Lane by Bethany Rickwald

Edinburgh International Festival favorite The City Club will have its American premiere, opening April 23 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Mitchell Maxwell will direct. Written by a British an…

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Songs Originated by Judy Garland to Be Featured on Creations CD Set by Andy Propst

JSP Records will release Creations 1936-1962 - Songs She Sang First in 2013. Lawrence Schulman will assemble the box set of remastered Judy Garland recordings. The set will feature tunes G…

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Andrew Chappelle, Wilkie Ferguson, Corey Mach, Jesse Swimm, Anthony Wayne to Compete in Broadway Beauty Pageant by Dan Bacalzo

Contestants have been announced for the sixth annual Broadway Beauty Pageant, to be held on Monday, March 19 at 8pm. As previously reported, Tovah Feldshuh will host. The contestants and th…

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Cy Brown, Sam Dahl, Hannah Hines and More Set for Dennis Lehane's Coronado by Bethany Rickwald

Player King Productions is set to present the Los Angeles premiere of mystery writer Dennis Lehane's Coronado, to run March 4-27 at The Holding Company. Drew Shirley will direct. Leha…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Nick Jonas has recorded ‘How to Succeed’ Album by Loganne

New star of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Nick Jonas, headed to the studio last Sunday, February 19, to record a new Broadway cast album of the 50th anniversary revival o…

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Into the Dollhouse by Hunter Styles

Big dreams start small. Just think of that dollhouse you had growing up. Inside that diminutive frame is a multiverse of stories. In a child’s hands, a new version of reality is brought to…

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Works Progress: Old Rhythms Making New Sense by Colin Kloecker

When we set out on our State of the Artist Documentary Project, working with some of the McKnight Artist Fellows of the past 30 years, we immediately saw a chance to satisfy our own curiosit…

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Tina Turner musical to premiere at Hackney Empire by Alistair Smith

A new musical based on the story of Ike and Tina Turner and featuring their music will premiere at the Hackney Empire this April.

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More 'Glee' than Green Day, 'Idiot' brings rock excitement to theater

The staging at the Orpheum is superior to the Broadway production.

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THE SMASH EFFECT: TMEA by Cindy Ripley

Texas Music Educators Assoc. Conference 2/9/12 Reported by: Cindy Ripley, Senior Education Associate, Resident Master Teacher Tim McDonald, MTI’s John Prignano and I all met in San Antonio…

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"War Horse" Will Arrive on DVD and More in April by Andrew Gans and Michael Giola

Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of War Horse will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand April 3.

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Soul Sister, New Musical Inspired by Ike and Tina Turner Story, to Premiere in London by Mark Shenton

Soul Sister, a new musical inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, is to receive its world premiere at London's Hackney Empire, beginning performances April 14, prior to a…

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Skipp Sudduth, Brian Sears Join Cast of Little Shop Benefit; Curtis Holbrook Will Choreograph by Andrew Gans

Casting is now complete for the Friends in Theater Company and Story Pirates one-night-only benefit performance of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors, which is schedu…

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Bets Malone, Scott Reardon, Tracy Lore, Danny Gurwin Cast in Cabrillo's Once Upon a Mattress by Andrew Gans

Bets Malone, who was seen Off-Broadway in The Marvelous Wonderettes, will play Princess Winnifred in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s upcoming production of Once Upon a Mattress.

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Solo Recording from Lion King's Alton Fitzgerald White Now Available Online by Andrew Gans

Alton Fitzgerald White, who can currently be seen on Broadway as Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King, has released his debut solo recording.

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STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier & PORGY AND BESS Cast Perform on LATE NIGHT! by Stage Tube

All the excitement of the Broadway stage will be broadcast into viewers' homes this week, as Broadway Week has returned to LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon 1235 a.m. ET on NBC featuring a new mu…

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STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth on the Subject Matter of GCB by Stage Tube

Tony Award winner and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth will soon star in GCB, premiering on CBS on Sunday, March 4 from 1000-1100 p.m., ET. The soap opera format returns to Dallas in this…

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Tom Deckman, Eleasha Gamble, Kenita Miller to Star in Little Shop of Horrors Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

Friends in Theater Company and Story Pirates has announced update casting and creative team for its benefit performance for Little Shop of Horrors at the Lucille Lortel Theater on Monday, Ma…

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Carol Lawrence, Chita Rivera, Pam Sousa, and More Set for DO40 Cares Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will be a special guest performer at DO40 Cares: It's Not Where You Start, a song-and-dance performance benefit presented by Dancers Over 40. Carol Lawren…

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Moira Buffini to Write Screnplay for The Night Circus Film by Andy Propst

Moira Buffini will write the screenplay for the movie The Night Circus, according to a report on Deadline.com. The film, based on the novel by Erin Morgenstern, will center on two young ill…

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Jodi Benson, Michael Feinstein, Midtown Men Set for Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Season by Dan Bacalzo

The Atlantic Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2012-2013 season, which will include a number of Broadway veterans as part of its "SuperPOPS!" programming. Tony Award nominee an…

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Martin Short to Co-Host Live! With Kelly by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Martin Short will join Kelly Ripa as co-host on Live! With Kelly for two episodes, March 8-9, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Other upcoming guest hosts on the show…

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Queer Dance at U of Michigan by The Feminist Spectator

I was in Ann Arbor last weekend for the first-ever conference on queer dance, co-organized by Clare Croft (whose dissertation I was pleased to advise at the University of Texas at Austin) a…

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Photos: Minchin, Corden & Fleeshman among your WOS winners

Specially for you, the people who nominate, vote and make the Whatsonstage.com Awards possible, here are some more pictures from this year's Concert, which was held on Sunday (19 February) a…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Anders Behring Breivik play to be staged in Oslo by Matt Trueman

Second production of play based on the manifesto of the Norwegian mass murderer is to be staged in the city where his attack beganA controversial play based on the manifesto of Norwegian gun…

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Quarter of UK children have never been to a theatre by Natalie Woolman

A quarter of British children have never been to the theatre, according to a new study of "culture-starved" young people.

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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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Six Shakespeare Movies Based on Shakespeare Works No One Ever Films by Matt Prigge

Cymbeline (1913): As they do with all the aggressively adapted scribblers, filmmakers—and theater troupes, for that matter—tend to gravitate to the same small, safe bunch of William Shak…

Linked From Philadelphia Weekly at 09:22AM

Heather MacRae in "Songs & Stories" at Iridium March 6 at 8pm by Penny Landau

ScoBar Entertainment will present Heather MacRae, back on Broadway in Songs & Stories with Musical Director Mark Nadler, at The Iridium on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 8pm, FOR ONE PERFORMANCE …

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God, Work and Sex Dominate Theatre Exile's "Knives in Hens" by J. Cooper Robb

There's a good bet that it's unlike any show you've ever seen.

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“Chekhovek” Does Not Get Into The Heart Of Its Author by Suzanna Bowling

"Chekhovek" Does Not Get Into The Heart Of Its Author: "Chekhovek" - nine short stories by Anton Chekhov by the Actors' Ensemble and GoShow Entertainment is light on fare.

Linked From Times Square Chronicles at 09:22AM

The New Musical “The City Club,” Comes to Minetta Lane With a Blues and Jazz Score by Suzanna Bowling

The New Musical “The City Club,” Comes to Minetta Lane With a Blues and Jazz Score:

Linked From Times Square Chronicles at 09:22AM

Night Life with Rose: Outside the Theatre with Alan Rickman and More by Suzanna Bowling

Night Life with Rose: Outside the Theatre with Alan Rickman and More: Bonnie and Stewart F. Lane

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“Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War,” Needed More Time by Suzanna Bowling

“Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War,” Needed More Time Like “War of the Worlds” with the alien invasion, “Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the…

Linked From Times Square Chronicles at 09:22AM

“Blood Knot” is Indeed Knotted by Suzanna Bowling

"Blood Knot" is Indeed Knotted: I wanted to like Athol Fugard’s “Blood Knot,” but two and half hours of exposition is not for me.

Linked From Times Square Chronicles at 09:22AM

New York City Opera Makes a Case for Its Own Demise

The first half of this truncated season does not augur well for the company's artistic future.

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“The Broken Heart,” is a Worthwhile Journey by Suzanna Bowling

“The Broken Heart,” is a Worthwhile Journey: John Ford‘s 17th-century drama “The Broken Heart,” is being presented at the Duke on 42nd Street by Theater for a New Audience.

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Ashley Dawn Mortensen

"Call Me Adam" chats with rising performer Ashley Dawn Mortensen who was recently cast as the "Elphaba" understudy and in the Ensemble in the first National Tour of "Wicked." Here we discuss…

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Review: Winter Fire (Joffrey Ballet Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

*Winter Fire* is a testament to the open minds of the Joffrey’s artistic staff, and their willingness to resist the ever-tempting comfort zone. Tradition is wonderful and safe. The unknown…

Linked From Chicago Theater Beat at 09:16AM

LaChiusa's GIANT to Head to Public in Fall; Broadway Next? by BroadwayWorld

According to a report on nypost.com, the musical GIANT, which played last month at the Dallas Theater Center, will be heading to the Public Theater in Fall and has potential to transfer to B…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:11AM

Central Park INTO THE WOODS Already Considering Broadway? by BroadwayWorld

According to a report by Michael Riedel of nypost.com, The Public Theater is already considering a Broadway transfer for the revival of INTO THE WOODS which plays the Delacorte in Central Pa…

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Enter the NEWSIES BroadwayWorld 'King of New York' Sweepstakes! by Contests

Enter the Newsies BroadwayWorld 'King of New York' Sweepstakes'

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Harris Beattie Joins Ryan Collinson, Adam Vesperman in Title Role in West End Company of Billy Elliot by Andy Propst

Updated casting has been announced for Billy Elliot the Musical, playing at the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre. As of February 22, the role of Billy will be played by new cast memb…

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Gossip: Mullin play gets Walk On Part in House of Commons?

A Walk On Part, the play adapted from the diaries of former MP Chris Mullin, will stage a special performance in the House of Commons next week (28 February) following an invitation from Spe…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Clean Break's Morrison joins Almeida by Alistair Smith

North London's Almeida Theatre has appointed Lucy Morrison as its new artistic associate.

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Once Upon a Time…Later by Westport Country Playhouse

February 21, 2012Bryan HuntPhoto by Kathleen O'RourkeBy Bryan HuntAssistant Director, Into the WoodsWell here we are two weeks into rehearsal for Into the Woods. The staging of this play has…

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Yellowman by Erin Gleeson

Yellowman By Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Kasi Campbell Through Feb. 26 at Rep Stage A recent evening marked one of the few wintry days of the season. Snowflakes whipped around…

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Staging Over Manipulation by Lee Gardner

Staging Over Manipulation At Guest Spot through March 3 More at weekly.citypaper.com The current show at Fells Point’s intimate Guest Spot space is, and is not, a typical art sh…

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A Decade of Golden Showers by Staff Report

When we first started handing out the Alties™, our annual alternative Academy Awards in 2002, Wes Anderson was wowing movie nerds everywhere, not just his own dwindling cult; people were a…

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The Recruiting Officer, Donmar Warehouse, London

Sam Mendes was a hard act to follow as inaugural artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse.  But Michael Grandage overcame that difficulty with flamboyantly flying colours.

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NY1 Online: On Stage [Full Program] 02/18/12

NY1 VIDEO: Donna Karger hosts the February 18, 2012, edition of On Stage.

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A new season of adventurous events at the Camden People’s Theatre by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: BRIAN LOGAN and JENNY PATON The new co-directors of the Camden People's Theatre introduce Aleks Sierz to the wonderful world of experimental theatre which goes beyond boundaries w…

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How “You” Become a Superhero by Emeri Fetzer

The epic emotion in Crystal Pite’s choreography In Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite’s The You Show, dancers are superheroes. While they may not be literally scaling walls of b…

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Shatnered Glass: Shatner the Man Is Delightful, but Shatner’s World, the Happy, Sappy Show, Can Be Dull

Latter-day William Shatner—Capt. James T. Kirk boldly gone into the Priceline era, with his self-parodying pitchman’s routines and so-bad-they’re-not-so-bad, spoken-word-meets-crooner …

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Facebook’s “Subscribe” Feature (Among Friends) by Rebecca Coleman

Last year, I wrote a post about Facebook introducing the Subscribe Feature. This particular post was focused on subscribing to people who were NOT your friends. It basically is a really cool…

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Expanded Home and Mission for Signature Theatre Company

Part of the mission of New York’s Signature Theatre Company, the Off-Broadway company founded in 1991, is to give season-long attention to the work of living American playwrights. With i…

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CQ/CX by StageGrade

Are critics double-checking "CQ/CX"?

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BRIMMER STREET THEATRE COMPANY’S 5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AN EVENING AT THE HILGARD HOUSE SET FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 10 AT 8PM

The Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced its 5th Anniversary Gala event, An Evening at the Hilgard House, on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8pm. The evening will include a silent auctio…

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Spring Performance: John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett Collaborate on ‘Once’ by Patrick Healy

John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett, the team behind “Black Watch,” take on a quieter project: a musical adaptation of the film “Once,” about young musicians falling in love.

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“Warrior:” The year’s most philosophically terrifying Oscar nominee by Mark Blankenship

No joke: The worldview in Warrior, the fighting movie that scored an Oscar nomination for Nick Nolte, makes me shiver. It’s terrifying. And I just wrote about why at NPR’s Monkey…

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It's 'Shatner's World' And He Wants You To See It

he wild range of roles played by William Shatner over the past half-century goes well beyond Captain Kirk. Host Scott Simon speaks with the pop culture icon, who's returning to Broadway for …

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Feature: Fine February CDS by Andy Propst

Reports on 20 new discs, including Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, Robert Creighton's Ain't We Got Fun, The Nunziatas' Make Someone Happy, and many more.

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Photos: May, Ellis & others rock out at 2012 WOS Awards

Unless you've been under a stone for the past 48 hours, you'll know that the winners of the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards were announced on Sunday (19 February) during our annual all-star Con…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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A Reality Check From Sondheim And Lloyd Webber by Brisa Trinchero

The UK’s Mark Shenton wrote an enlightening article recently that I was compelled to pass along to you: http://blogs.thestage.co.uk/shenton/2012/02/from-sondheim-and-lloyd-webber-to-ivor-n…

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Giving & Asking or Have a penny? Leave a penny. Need a penny? Take a penny by Michael Roderick

We've all seen this at the store. Have a penny? Leave one. Need a penny? Take one. It seems really simple, but I'd argue that is one of the largest challenges out there for anyone who produc…

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Nick Jonas on Jimmy Fallon! by Admin

In cased you missed him last night, here is Nick Jonas singing “I Believe in You” from the Broadway musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Jimmy Fallon!

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Aspen Laff Festival: In defense of offensive comedy by Stewart Oksenhorn

ASPEN - Bobcat Goldthwait has been working on a screenplay about Bigfoot for several years. Recently he ran a bit of the script by his wife to see if she thought there was any danger of offe…

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Perth Festival: Oráculos by Alison Croggon

NB: Serious spoiler warnings. After I left Teatro de los Sentidos's Oráculos last night, I wandered back to my hotel room through the Perth streets feeling as if my skin were luminous, as …

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Time Out Theater Review: "Blood Knot"

The off-broadway Signature Theatre Company is back in business, and "Blood Knot" is a notable first show to debut in the new theater complex on 42nd Street.

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SMASH Abridged: Episode 3 by Gil

This show would be much easier to Abridge if it didn't start at 10PM....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Holiday Weekend RecapThere's a lot to summarize, so I'll forgo a narrative and just stick to bullets ('cause I kinda have a headache this morning).Here's what happened this weekend:Friday ni…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tontlawald at Cutting BallHow could I forget to mention in  my blog post this morning that I went to see a preview of Tontlawald last Saturday? Did my Sunday transit mishap truly erase …

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The SMASH Reality Index: Episode 3 by Linda

I'm very excited to team up with NineDaves (follow him on Twitter @NineDaves) to bring you the SMASH Reality Index. Here's a little explanation from Dave about how this came about:One of my …

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Q&A: The Paper Birds by Laura Turner

The Paper Birds' Jemma McDonnell chats about new show Thirsty, which features real women's stories of boozy nights out, sore heads and brusied knees.

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Mind over matter: Theatre and the big questions: What do you do when you can’t bear it? by Katey Warran

Crimes of the Heart at the Bridewell Theatre Contemporary theatre has a tendency to consider life’s big questions. Especially if a play has a political motive, theatre can seek to confront…

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Nuns on Ice at CitiPond by Givenik

Nuns on Ice at CitiPond On February 16th, CitiPond, along with Broadway's Sister Act & God's Love We Deliver, presented Nuns On Ice. Skaters kept their ears warm with flowing nu…

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown: Lucy's Booth | Behind the Scenes | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown: Lucy's Booth | Behind the Scenes | Stratford Shakespeare Festival Scenic Carpenter Stephen Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Lucy's B…

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The Matchmaker: Wardrobe First Look | Behind the Scenes | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

The Matchmaker: Wardrobe First Look | Behind the Scenes | Stratford Shakespeare Festival Cutter Kim Crossley gives us a first look at some of the materials, trim and costumes for the 2012 p…

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War Horse Puppetry Rehearsals by Mirvish Productions

War Horse Puppetry Rehearsals Associate Puppetry Director Mervyn Millar talks about puppetry rehearsals for War Horse in Toronto. In this exclusive behind the scenes footage you'll see …

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Meet the Newsies: Henry by Disney on Broadway

Meet the Newsies: Henry Meet Kyle Coffman, playing Henry in Disney's newest Broadway production, NEWSIES. Watch Kyle in a live YouTube chat along with other NEWSIES cast members, recor…

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Malcolm Morrison To Direct "Hamlet" at Hartt by Frank Rizzo

Mark Ford Stars as Great DaneAnd what did you do your final year at college? Oh, I played “Hamlet”.

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Theater Shelf: Show Tunes, Comic Operas and Singers Gordon MacRae & Howard Keel by Bill Hirschman

Theater Shelf, a recurring feature, will review recently-released books, CDs and DVDs of interest to theater lovers. Some will be popular titles like a new Original Cast Recording, others wi…

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New BILLY ELLIOT Joins West End Cast Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Today, 22 February 2012, 13 year old Harris Beattie from Aberdeen, Scotland and 9 year old Dayna Dixon from Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musica…

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BWW's On This Day - February 22, 2012

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

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Blog: Class war on the fringe

The playwright Simon Stephens has complained that the recession has made theatre audiences more conservative, and he's been backed by David Hare and Mark Ravenhill expressing disquiet o…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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ACE and BBC name companies to serve up online theatre content by Alistair Smith

Bristol Old Vic, Shakespeare's Globe and Sadler's Wells will be among the first companies to create theatre content for a new online arts channel being launched by Arts Council England and t…

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Green guidance for Olympic arts events by Natalie Woolman

A toolkit has been launched to help outdoor arts companies become more environmentally friendly ahead of the London Olympics, which organisers say will be "the greenest games to date".

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I Believe... by Don Hall

...that every American would sincerely benefit with a thicker skin, a bit more self control, and the understanding that the "pursuit of happiness" is truly a waste of time....that the fact t…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Stars of Vaudeville #448: Jules Munshin by Trav S.D.

Jules Munshin (born today in 1915) is the poor shlub who was one of the trio in On the Town, but is neither Gene Kelly nor Frank Sinatra. If you think that’s not an indignity, look at …

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'Footloose' at Clayton High School

There's a time to laugh, a time to weep, a time to mourn, and a time to...dance! Clayton High School kicked off their Sunday shoes and cut loose in their rendition of "Footloose."

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Review: ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore *****

Cheek by Jowl return to the Silk Street Theatre they graced last year with their Russian ensemble production of The Tempest. Their English ensemble has a very hard act to follow, but this &#…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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'Tis Pity She's A Whore, Barbican Theatre by Alexandra Coghlan

Another week, another tragedy, and another wedding dance routine set to a thumping soundtrack. But while The Changeling buckled under the pressure Joe Hill-Gibbins applied at the Young Vic a…

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The Bomb – A Partial History, Tricycle Theatre, London

In the course of 10 short plays, the Tricycle has staged a vivid, serious examination of one of the most pressing issues of our times, writes Sarah Hemming

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Shatner’s World, Music Box Theatre, New York

The Star Trek actor’s one-man show provides Broadway with some much-needed nerd fare, writes Brendan Lemon

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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It’s a Question of Marketing, Simon Stephens, Not Just Urgency by Eleanor Turney

“It’s urgent that state-subsidised theatres continue to stage work that is not going to find an audience.” That’s playwright Simon Stephens, quoted in this Guardian this …

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Grosses are up! Presidents’ Day weekend boosts the Broadway box office by Loganne

After a rocky month and a half, weekly grosses are finally up—a difference of $4,429,269. Most shows enjoyed a box office bump on account of the long Presidents’ Day weekend. Wicked, aga…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Play at Upstream 'The Maids' is poor imitation of `The Help'

The gulf between "The Maids," Jean Genet's 1947 political psychodrama, and "The Help," Kathryn Stockett's popular 2009 novel that turned into a hit movie, probably says something about the d…

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Art through another's eyes

Program at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts connects former prisoners and homeless veterans with ancient Buddhist artwork.

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Newsies on Broadway - So You Think You Can Dance Veterans in Newsies the Musical by DanceOn

Newsies on Broadway - So You Think You Can Dance Veterans in Newsies the Musical Newsies the Musical is heading to Broadway, and veterans from the FOX competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CA…

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Smash - Episode 3 - Enter Mr. DiMaggio - Luan Legacy Recap by DanceOn

Smash - Episode 3 - Enter Mr. DiMaggio - Luan Legacy Recap In the third episode of NBC's Smash, the producers have found their Marilyn Monroe. Now, they have to cast their Joe DiMaggio…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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The Public ‘plays’ it safe by Michael Riedel

The Public Theater just can’t shake its Broadway habit. Once an engine of risky, innovative work, the downtown nonprofit theater is now so enamored of the Great White Way that much of its …

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Bodiography celebrates its 10 years of dance diversity

Artistic director Maria Caruso remembers when her company, Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, was just an idea.

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Joanne Pottlitzer by League of Professional Theatre Women

Writer and Director New York, New York USA The play that changed my life would be Antigone. I was cast as Ismene for a radio production at Purdue University, where one of the theatre departm…

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People You Should Know . . . Cailín Heffernan by Zack

Cailín Heffernan (Director/Writer) ForBoomerang Theatre Company:  Ten readings including “Rebel Hearts”, “LovelessTexas” and “Bloodrinker”, two workshops, two benefits…

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People You Should Know . . . Cary Hoffman by Zack

CARYHOFFMAN (Playwright/Actor) is finallyachieving his dream with his autobiographical one-man memoir musical, MySinatra, about his Sinatra obsession, opening Off-Broadway this spring.Ironic…

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Marina Abromovic: The Artist is Present makes Canadian premiere by Murray Whyte

In 2010, artist Marina Abramovic spent 700 hours in a chair at MoMA, staring into patrons' eyes. A film of her experience makes its Canadian premiere in Toronto Wednesday.

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Review: High Life play by Robert Crew

Given the international success of Lee MacDougall’s High Life, it’s surprising that the new Soulpepper production is the first revival here since the original burst on the scene at World…

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William Shatner does Broadway by Richard Ouzounian

William Shatner talks about Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It, his one-man Broadway show.

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Shatner’s World: Reviews

A look at what the critics say about William Shatner's new Broadway show

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Eugene O'Neill's Early Plays, Re-Envisioned By Wooster Group and New York City Players, Opens Feb. 22 by Adam Hetrick

The world premiere of Early Plays, a collaboration between the Wooster Group and the New York City Players, officially opens Feb. 22 at St. Ann's Warehouse. The fresh look at Eugene O…

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Gabriel Kahane-Seth Bockley Musical February House Opens at Long Wharf; Off-Broadway Is Next by Adam Hetrick

The Long Wharf Theatre opens the doors on 1940's Brooklyn bohemia in February House, the new musical by Gabriel Kahane and Seth Bockley, which officially opens Feb. 22 prior to an Off-Br…

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THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner Christine Ebersole Shares Her Cherished Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share ten of the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.…

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Zach Braff's All New People, Starring Braff, Begins West End Run Feb. 22 by Mark Shenton

Zach Braff begins his West End debut run in his own play, All New People, Feb. 22, prior to an official opening Feb. 28 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. The production is sched…

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CPC's Video of the Week, February 22, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Promo for Soulpepper's production of Lee MacDougall's High Life - a deliciously dark work about losers and a heist

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