Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Cabaret with Sandi Durell by Barry

                                                  MARCH IS CABARET MONTH!              Nellie MckayThe celebration of cabaret in New York City was …

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Parker Posey On Late Night Snacks and What Gets Her Dancing

Mr. Mickey recently caught up with actress Parker Posey at the Calvin Klein celebration for Darren Criss's run on Broadway. They chatted about all things nightlife in NYC and, of course, sna…

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Verdi goes to Vegas in the Met Opera’s  2012-13 season  by Joe Dziemianowicz

A Rat Pack “Rigoletto” is an intriguing gamble in the Metropolitan Opera’s new season.

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Review: Galileo by Andy Propst

F. Murray Abraham stars in Brian Kulick's gently naturalistic staging of Bertolt Brecht's compelling drama about the famed astronomer at CSC.

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“Three For The Road” – Julie Wilson, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano by Sandi Durell

    By: Linda Amiel Burns    It all began at Carol Shedlin’s Birthday celebration at her home on January 8th, 2012.  All day people were coming and going and some even got…

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Joe’s Pub Whitney Houston Tribute Sold Out! by Suzanna Bowling

Joe's Pub Whitney Houston Tribute Sold Out!: In memory Whitney Houston and the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts a concert will be held at Joe’s Pub.

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Favorites return in Seattle Shakes' 2012-13 season

SSC opens its Wooden O series opens in summer with "Twelfth Night" and "The Winter's Tale" at area parks, then has scheduled three more Bard-penned plays and one by Ibsen, performed indoors.

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Christina Bianco in “Diva Moments” at Birdland by Sandi Durell

  Reviewed by: Susan Hasho It’s very hard to be a reviewer when you’re laughing too hard to write. And, Christina Bianco, in addition to being a very gifted impressionist, is also a…

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'CQ/CX' is ripped from the fake Jayson Blair headlines by Steven Zeitchik

The off-Broadway 'CQ/CX' is a thinly veiled look at the New York Times' Jayson Blair scandal.The off-Broadway 'CQ/CX' is a thinly veiled look at the New York Times' Jayson Blair scandal.

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'Smash' Costumes Help Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty Play Marilyn by Elizabeth Snead

The TV show's costume designer Molly Maginnis talks about designing iconic Marilyn silhouettes that can also withstand spectacular dance sequences.

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Met abandons Bondy `Rigoletto' for Vegas version by Ronald Blum

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Metropolitan Opera has abandoned a new production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" by director Luc Bondy, whose grim version of Puccini's "Tosca" provoked intense booing when …

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Theater review: 'Private Lives' at GTC Burbank by F. Kathleen Foley

Noel Coward s "Private Lives" has been produced prolifically since it first hit the boards in 1930.Noel Coward s "Private Lives" has been produced prolifically since it first hit the boards …

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Theater review: 'Candida' at Flight Theater at the Complex by Charlotte Stoudt

Think of it as "Downton Abbey" with a higher IQ.Think of it as "Downton Abbey" with a higher IQ.

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'Kinky Boots' musical scored by Cyndi Lauper gets Chicago tryout by David Ng

"Kinky Boots," a new musical based on the 2005 British movie and featuring a score by '80s rock icon Cyndi Lauper, is expected to open on Broadway next year. "Kinky Boots," a new musical bas…

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Theater review: 'Private Lives' at GTC Burbank by Kathy Foley

F. Kathleen Foley reviews "Private Lives" at GTC Burbank.

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Theater review: 'Candida' at Flight Theater at the Complex by Charlotte Stoudt

Charlotte Stoudt reviews the Chrysalis Stage revival of "Candida" at the Complex in Hollywood

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'Kinky Boots' musical scored by Cyndi Lauper gets Chicago tryout by David Ng

"Kinky Boots," a new musical based on the 2005 British movie and featuring a score by 80s rock icon Cyndi Lauper, is expected to open on Broadway next year. But before it does, producers are…

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What's next for Oscar nominees? Theater for some by David Ng

George Clooney, Demian Bichir, Jessica Chastain and Christopher Plummer are among this year's crop of Oscar nominees who are taking on stage roles.

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Starcast: A Website Where Anyone Can Audition to Be the Next Channing Tatum

Screenshots courtesy of StarcastThe "best performances" screen on Starcast​Startups is a new column about new companies, big ideas and bold discoveries happening in the L.A. area. OK,…

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Photo Flash: THE MAN IN BLACK Returns to Sydney Opera House by BroadwayWorld

THE MAN IN BLACK, with Australian Tex Perkins taking to the stage as Johnny Cash, will return for a strictly limited season at The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House from 10 to 22 April. Since it…

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‘Galileo’

Scenes from the Classic Stage Company production.

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Exhibition Review: ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’ at the Folger Shakespeare Library by Edward Rothstein

“Shakespeare’s Sisters,” a survey at the Folger Shakespeare Library spanning 200 years of largely unsung female writers, begins with examples from the Elizabethan era.

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Theater Review: F. Murray Abraham in ‘Galileo’ at Classic Stage Company by Charles Isherwood

F. Murray Abraham stars in the Classic Stage Company’s revival of Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo,” about the conflict between champions of progress and the church in Renaissance Italy.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Footloose Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway - Dance Contest for Copy Signed by Blake Shelton by DanceOn

Footloose Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway - Dance Contest for Copy Signed by Blake Shelton Footloose is coming to Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on March 6, 2012 and we have a few free copies to giveaway -- i…

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SNL Maya Rudolph, Chris Brown, Oscars, DWTS Cast, Dance Moms, Q'Viva, Smash, Footloose by DanceOn

SNL Maya Rudolph, Chris Brown, Oscars, DWTS Cast, Dance Moms, Q'Viva, Smash, Footloose Maya Rudolph returns to Saturday Night Live to host. Chris Brown releases his new video, "Tu…

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Mark Moses to Appear on FAIRLY LEGAL by BroadwayWorld

USA's new season of Fairly Legal will feature guest appearances from Mark Moses and Meat Loaf, TV Line reports. The show enters its second season this spring and will also star Barry Shabaka…

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IDOL WATCH: The Complete Top 24 Revealed! by Kelsey Denette

Last night, we found out fourteen of the remaining forty contestants who will be performing next week as part of the top 24. Who'll complete that list Find out now

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Mark Linn-Baker to Participate in CARIS' PEACE Talkback at Rubin Museum, 3/10 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway actor and producer Mark Linn-Baker will discuss the implications of short-term memory loss for an actor after the screening of Gaylen Ross's film Caris' Peace at the Rubin Museum on…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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In Basildon

Legit Reviews||Abroad: Painfully well-observed, malevolently funny and beautifully acted, the first half of David Eldridge's "In Basildon" rises to a cliffhanger about the readi…

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Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Emerald City Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Alexander and his friends sing their way through the day’s problems, with charming lyrics (Judith Viorst) and music (Shelly Markham), plus quirky choreography by the show’s director, Ern…

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She's 'De-Lovely' and She's Coming Back! Stephanie J. Block to Return to ANYTHING GOES March 15th by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company announced tonight that Stephanie J. Block will return as Reno Sweeney to the 2011 Tony Award winning musical comedy Anything Goes on March 15, 2012, replacing Sutt…

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"SILENCE! The Musical" cast members perform at Barnes & Noble by Yahoo! News

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: "SILENCE! The Musical" cast members perform a piece from the "SILENCE! The Musical" Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington on February 23, 2012 in New…

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Stephanie J. Block Set to Replace Sutton Foster in Anything Goes by Broadway.com

Stephanie J. Block will return to the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Anything Goes as Reno Sweeney. Block begins her run March 15, replacing current star Sutton Foster, who depa…

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War Horse comes to the Ahmanson Theatre by Center Theatre Group

War Horse comes to the Ahmanson Theatre As World War One begins, a young horse is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire and fate take…

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NY Review: 'Galileo' by David Sheward

F. Murray Abraham is too tentative as the great astronomer Galileo in an otherwise worthy CSC revival of Bertolt Brecht's epic biography.

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Tongues wag to uncertain effect in ‘The Language Archive’ by Peter Marks

Not until the odd couple in knit caps and bewildered looks wander wide-eyed into “The Language Archive” does a sense of attenuation escape Julia Cho’s play, about the ramifications of …

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The Rant: The squawk about a squeak by Peter Marks

One afternoon, as I waited for the end of an intermission in one of Washington’s swankiest theaters, my daydreaming was interrupted by an usher. “Excuse me sir,” she said politely. “…

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GALILEO - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"Walking into the Classic Stage Company these days is a lot like drifting through space. . . ."

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Edinburgh's Forest Fringe branches out

The Forest Fringe is putting down roots in London with a residency at the Gate. The tiny, not-for-profit hub started life in 2007, churning out free, round-the-clock experimental theatre in …

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Cultural Life: David Haig, actor

Theatre: I recently went to see a reading of a new play called 'Coalition'. It was a political satire about the present coalition government. Written by Tom Salinsky and Robert Khan, it was …

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Times Have Changed! Stephanie J. Block Is New "Reno" of Broadway's Anything Goes by Kenneth Jones

Stephanie J. Block, the game leading lady who stepped into the tap shoes of Sutton Foster in Anything Goes in fall 2011, when Foster was filming a TV pilot, will permanently take over the ro…

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Big Doings by Chicago Plays

Uh-huh! Big doings ahead for the month of March. I wanted to give you all a heads up on some of the things coming together for March so you can get these dates on your calendars. Details wil…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Ken Ludwig and Jeffrey Hatcher Are 2012 Edgar Award Nominees for Their Mystery Plays by Kenneth Jones

Mystery Writers of America announced two theatrical titles as nominees for its annual Edgar Awards, honoring the best in mystery, thriller and crime literature and nonfiction across multiple…

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PHOTO CALL: Tracie Bennett Stars as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow by Matthew Blank

Judy Garland's final days will play out at the Belasco Theatre when the hit End of the Rainbow makes its Broadway debut there March 19, 2012. Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russel…

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BAM to Screen Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea on March 23 by Brian Scott Lipton

BAMCinematek will present a special screening of Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea, adapted from the play by Terrence Rattigan, on March 15 as part of a retrospective of the film direct…

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Metropolitan Opera Announces 2012-2013 Season by Brian Scott Lipton

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2012-2013 season, which will include new productions directed by Tony Award winners Bartlett Sher and Michael Mayer. Sher will direct the opening ni…

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Steal This Idea: Your Next Multimedia Brochure by Trisha Mead

The Metropolitan Opera just posted their new online brochure, and it has a few clickable links to audio and video plus photos that make it look more like an edgy contemporary theatre than th…

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Dave Apollon by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Dave Apollon, the Yakov Smirnoff of the mandolin community (see my full bio here). Here he is with is swinging Fillipinos, performing “Sweet Sue” To find…

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Photo Preview of Kathleen Chalfant, John Cunningham & Kate Turnbull in Painting Churches by Broadway.com

Tina Howe’s 1983 comedy Painting Churches is a beloved slice-of-WASP-life centering on an aging Boston couple and the artist daughter who has come home to paint their portrait and help…

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Sing Out, Nina! Venus in Fur Star Nina Arianda 'Open' to Doing Musicals on Broadway by Broadway.com

After bursting onto the scene with star-making turns in the plays Born Yesterday and the current Venus in Fur, Nina Arianda is one of the most celebrated new dramatic actresses in town.…

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Talking Science, Theater and 'Naked People' with F. Murray Abraham & the Cast of Galileo by Broadway.com

Doing justice to the story of a 17th century scientific luminary is a difficult task to begin with, but bringing it to life through the words of Bertolt Brecht is a theatrical challenge for …

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Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Kinky Boots’ Stops in Chicago Before Broadway by David Rogers

“Kinky Boots,” the new Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, will get a tryout run in Chicago later this year, producers recently announced. Producers Daryl Roth and Ha…

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Stage spotlight: 'Stories I Can't Tell Mama'

Leslie Jordan brings his deadpan humor to town.

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

Sleepless in Seattle is taking a nap and won't be available for its previously scheduled Pasadena Playhouse gig...Fountain and Deaf West theaters collaborate on a new version of Cyrano...Amy…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Jesus Christ Superstar Takes to the Pulpit for an Exclusive Fan Concert

Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar cast members, including Paul Nolan (Jesus), Josh Young (Judas) and Lee Siegel (Simon), presented a special preview concert for fans at The Crypt at the…

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Item World: Local news and views for 2/24

400 Bar T-shirt on stage. Plus a waffle-iron trophy.

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Spring Performance: ‘Death of a Salesman’ Arrives on Broadway Right on Time by Charles Isherwood

In an era of lost fortunes, collapsing futures and Occupy Wall Street, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” carries renewed power.

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, February 23, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more inf…

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ArtsPower's Are You My Mother National Tour Comes to La Mirada Theatre by Robby Ritacco

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts will present ArtsPower's Are You My Mother? as part of their Programs for Young Audiences series. Performances will be held on Sunday, March 25…

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Armistead Maupin, Sister Roma to Host Gay Night at the Wax Museum Benefit by Bethany Rickwald

Armistead Maupin, Sister Roma, and Donna Sachet are to host Gay Night at the Wax Museum, an event to benefit REAF and Rainbow World Funs, March 10 at 8 pm at The Wax Museum at Fisherman&apos…

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David Frank, Birgit Huppuch Set for Folly Reading by Dan Bacalzo

David Frank and Birgit Huppuch will star in a reading of writer/director Jordan Buck's play, Folly, to be presented at Theater for the New City on Monday, March 5 at 7pm. In the play, …

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Well met by moonlight . . . by Thomas Garvey

Above and below are long-exposure photo mosaics of Japanese fireflies by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, taken outside his hometown of Okoyama City, Japan. These images have been lighting up the web of…

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BWW Now Seeking Spring Interns from the West Coast! by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the internet, has just opened up new opportunities for interns to join the team this season from the West Coast Applicants should be industry e…

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Blair Underwood to Talk A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE On 'The Today Show' and 'Anderson' Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Blair Underwood, who begins rehearsals on Feb. 28 for the exciting new Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Mann, will appear on two nationally televised shows …

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: THE BEST MAN! by Up On The Marquee

Gore Vidals THE BEST MAN begins previews on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. An official opening is set for Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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British invade WME

Legit News: Three U.K. stage creatives sign with agency

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Seeing the Forest by David J. Loehr

I love Into the Woods. I love the music, I love the book, it’s one of my favorite musicals. So I’m more than a little nervous at the thought of Disney and Rob Marshall teaming up to brin…

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J. Bernard Calloway Returns to Broadway’s Memphis by Broadway.com

J. Bernard Calloway will return to Memphis as Delray beginning February 28 at the Shubert Theatre. Current star Christopher Jackson will play his final performance February 26. Callo…

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Watch How to Succeed Star Nick Jonas Chat About Smash and a Jonas Brothers Reunion on Today by Broadway.com

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying star Nick Jonas plays an enterprising employee in the hit Broadway revival, and in real life, he’s just as ambitious. Jonas stopped by …

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Take a First Look at the Sex, Food & Money-Fueled Farce One Man, Two Guvnors by Broadway.com

After finding huge success on the London stage, One Man, Two Guvnors, a fast-paced adaptation of the classic farce A Servant of Two Masters, is headed to Broadway, and we've got a f…

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Sky Arts unveils biggest investment in new comedy and drama by Matthew Hemley

Emma Thompson is to play Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Jones will make his acting debut as part of a new strand of comedies and dramas to be broadcast on Sky Arts.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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J. Bernard Calloway Will Return to Broadway's Memphis by Adam Hetrick

J. Bernard Calloway, who recently appeared in the Two River Theater Company staging of August Wilson's Jitney, will return to the Broadway production of Memphis Feb. 28.

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The Mint Extends Revival of Githa Sowerby's Rutherford & Son by Adam Hetrick

The Mint Theater Company revival of Githa Sowerby's Rutherford & Son, which reunites members of the original 2001 cast, has extended its run through April 8.

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Review: (Ottawa) 33 (A Kabarett) by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Toni Mustra)GhostsWeimar Germany as seen outside of Cabaretby Jim Murchison’33 (A Kabarett) is billed as a cabaret of ghosts. It is loosely based on the demise of a real life cab…

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The David Dower Friday Phone Call – Morgan Jenness – Call # 9 by HowlRound

Phone Call #9:  Morgan Jenness Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit down with this call. It is a remarkable conversation with Morgan and I could have stayed on the line for hours. We talk ab…

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Mark Linn-Baker Set for Talkback Following Screening of Caris' Peace by Dan Bacalzo

New York Stage and Film founder and Broadway veteran Mark Linn-Baker will participate in a talkback with Robert Landy following a screening of the film, Caris' Peace, at The Rubin Museu…

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Dorrie Braun, Karen Deputy, and More Set for World Premiere of Jane Miller's Feedback by Robby Ritacco

Casting has been announced for The Lyric Theatre's world premiere production of Jane Miller's Feedback. Craig Jessen will direct, with performances running March 28-April 28, with …

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Bullets Over Broadway ON Broadway by Michael Block

In the spirit of the Oscars this weekend, an Academy Award winning film is being prepped for the musical treatment. Woody Allen's 1994 hit "Bullets Over Broadway" is in the process of making…

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ArtsBeat: Spring Performance: What to Watch on Your Night Off by Steven McElroy

Broadway actors talk about which coming shows they'd like to see, even if they have to call in sick.

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STAGE TUBE: Nick Jonas Talks SMASH & HOW TO SUCCEED on TODAY SHOW by Stage Tube

Before he was the object of teen crushes as one-third of The Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas was a working child star on Broadway. He has now returned to his stage roots as the lead in the Broadw…

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Greg Keller on Taxi Confessions & His Bumpy Road to Wit by Danica Daniel

Age & Hometown: “I didn’t hear the first question. That’s my jokey way of not answering”; New York City Current Role: Diagnosing patients as Dr. Jason Posner, …

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Oscar Countdown! Top Five Stage Roles of Best Supporting Actor Nominee Christopher Plummer 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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Spin City Starring Spider-Man’s Christina Sajous Episode 1: Fun with Broadway's 'Flying Black Girl' by Broadway.com

Broadway.com’s newest video blogger Christina Sajous is ready to take you through the tangled webs backstage at the Foxwoods Theatre. In the first episode of Spin City: Behind the Scen…

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Their own kind of music

A play about gay teens looking for acceptance -- and in love with the Mamas & the Papas -- is a timely entry for Theater Latté Da.

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Lily Tomlin not lost in the '60s by Steve Knopper

Comedy legend offers mix of laughs, gravitas BY STEVE KNOPPER ... Lily Tomlin is talking about her middle finger. In 2003 she told a reporter that on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," the TV …

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Capitalism through the Trap Door in 'Dying Out'; fine acting in 'Orpheus' by Kerry Reid

THEATER REVIEWS: "They Are Dying Out" at Trap Door Theatre ★★★ and "Orpheus Descending" by Shattered Globe at Stage 773 ★★★ KERRY REID reviews "They Are …

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Northlight announces 2012-13 season by Chris Jones

Northlight Theatre, which performs at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, has announced its 2012-13 season. The slate features the previously announced production of Ne…

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Take your seats for these tryouts and Chicago productions

How important are pre-Broadway tryouts and dedicated Chicago productions to Chicago's cultural economy? Very. Especially since the business of touring theater has changed so very much.

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Chicago openings for the week of Feb. 24 - March 1

The upcoming opening nights.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Seeds starring Eric Peterson: Review by Robert Crew

Seeds at the Young Centre stars Eric Peterson as Percy Schmeiser, the Saskatchewan farmer who battle Monsanto.

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Sklar brothers: making sport of more than jocks by Garnet Fraser

Comedy/sports podcasters, in Toronto Saturday, built a following around 'Henderson' and 'Osbaldiston.'

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'Bullets' aims for Broadway

Legit News: Allen to write musical adaptation

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Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' Targets Broadway by David Rooney

The Oscar-winning 1994 crime caper will become the first of Woody Allen's films to get a screen-to-stage musical makeover.

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Don't Cry for Me, Ahasuerus, With Jackie Hoffman and Seth Rudetsky, Will Play 92YTribeca by Adam Hetrick

Jackie Hoffman and Seth Rudetsky are teaming up for Don't Cry for Me, Ahasuerus, an off-color account of Queen Esther, which will play the 92YTribeca March 7.

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Woody Allen Adapting "Bullets Over Broadway" as Musical for 2013 Season by Adam Hetrick

A musical adaptation of Woody Allen's Academy Award-nominated film "Bullets Over Broadway," about a playwright whose first taste of success comes with mobsters and a domineerin…

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Jesus Christ Superstar Announces Student Rush Policy by Adam Hetrick

The acclaimed Stratford Theatre Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which arrives on Broadway March 1, will offer $27 student rush tickets.

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Colin Firth, Melissa Leo, Natalie Portman, 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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Judy Kaye, Rita Moreno, Anna Deavere Smith Among SFBATCC Nominees by Brian Scott Lipton

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC) have announced their nominees for outstanding achievement for 2011. The awards will be presented on April 2 at the Palace of Fine …

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Woody Allen to Write Book For Musical Adaptation of Bullets Over Broadway by Dan Bacalzo

Woody Allen will write the book for a new musical adaptation of his 1994 crime-comedy film, Bullets Over Broadway, which aims to arrive on Broadway in 2013. Bullets Over Broadway tells the …

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Meat Loaf, Mark Moses to Guest Star on USA's Fairly Legal by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Mark Moses and rock legend Meat Loaf will be among the guest stars on the new season of USA's Fairly Legal, according to TVLine.com. The series stars Sarah Shahi …

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J. Bernard Calloway Returns to Broadway's Memphis by Dan Bacalzo

J. Bernard Calloway will return to the Broadway production of Memphis, at the Shubert Theatre, beginning Tuesday, February 28. Calloway recently finished up a critically acclaimed run in Tw…

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Million Dollar Quartet to Continue Through September 2 at Apollo Theatre by Andy Propst

Updated casting has been announced for the Chicago company of Million Dollar Quartet, playing at the Apollo Theatre. In addition, it has been announced that the production, directed by Eric…

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NY Review: 'The Other Man' by Ron Cohen

Bryant Martin writes himself a meaty role as a young cockney thug in "The Other Man," a thriller-cum–love story he co-authored with Mark Botts.

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Save Over 30% on Final Performances of THE ROAD TO MECCA by Contests

Save Over 30 on Final Performances of THE ROAD TO MECCA playing through March 4.

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BWW TV: First Look - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Exclusive Fan Concert Preview! by BroadwayWorld TV

On Friday night, February 17th, cast members from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR performed a special secret fan preview concert for a few very lucky fans of the show. The concert featured some of th…

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J. Bernard Calloway to Return to MEMPHIS, 2/28; Christopher Jackson Departs 2/26 by BroadwayWorld

The 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced today that original Broadway cast member J. Bernard Calloway will return to the company as Delray, following his performance in the…

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Condola Rashad will guest star on “Submissions Only” by Loganne

“Submissions Only,” a grassroots web sitcom that shows viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway, plans to continue in its second season and feature special guest stars Marc Kudish (9…

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Choreographer Crystal Pite Makes Dance About Us by Jeremy M. Barker

The Vancouver-based dance company Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM makes its New York debut with a limited engagement at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

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Woody Allen Writing Bullets Over Broadway Musical

It'll open on actual Broadway next year.

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Complete Casting Announced for Follies in Los Angeles, Starring Jan Maxwell & Victoria Clark by Broadway.com

Casting is complete for the upcoming Broadway-to-Los Angeles transfer of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s musical Follies. As previously announced, Broadway stars Jan Maxwell, Dann…

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Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway Heading to the Great White Way in 2013 by Broadway.com

A musical stage adaptation of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway is set to arrive on the Main Stem in 2013. Three-time Oscar winner Allen will pen the book for the crime comedy.&nb…

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Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tony Sheldon & More To Lend Their Voices to The Chorus Boy Chronicles by Broadway.com

Tony Award nominees Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher) are among the Broadway vets taking part in The Chorus Boy Chronicles, a s…

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"February House": Sunday In The Parlor With George by Frank Rizzo

Premiere Of Gabriel Kahane-Seth Bockley NYC-Bound Musical At Long Wharf Theatre

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Backstage: Adlib Solutions supplies Panic by The Stage

Liverpool-based Adlib Solutions has supplied lighting and sound packages for US (Las Vegas) pop rock duo, Panic At The Disco's, recent UK tour including full production for the Manchester Ap…

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Obituary: Michael James Burdle by The Stage

BBC costume designer Michael James Burdle died, aged 69, on February 9 after a period of ill-health. Born on March 30, 1942, Michael, in 1985, won a BAFTA for Bleak House. He designed costum…

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Backstage: PTB's new solutions by The Stage

A new installation business, Push the Button (PTB), has been launched by Nick Ewins, now managing director of the new venture. "PTB's full time staff members, alongside our team of skilled s…

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Backstage: Producers play at colleges by The Stage

The Producers, a high calibre music collective, will be performing an exclusive concert on March 1, along with holding a Q&A session, for some 170 Tech Music School (TMS) students at Bush Ha…

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NoW man's true passion by The Stage

There are some things in life that even your poor scribe Tabard does not expect. Try as we might with crystal balls and tea leaves, some events cannot be foreseen and must be seen to be beli…

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Backstage: Crestron opens new centre in Leeds by The Stage

Insight and communications specialists, Crestron, is set to formally unveil its new UK design and experience centre near Leeds, on March 1.

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Interval is no apparition by The Stage

That Susan Hill is a feisty one. Tabard always suspected this was the case, as someone lacking in feist could not have penned such a chilling story as The Woman in Black, but it was nice to …

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway to Belfast by Mark Shenton

I arrived back from a fast trip to New York on Monday, and then on Tuesday made an even faster one to Belfast (the speed of which, given that it’s just an hour from Gatwick, is hardly surp…

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ArtsBeat: Woody Allen Taking 'Bullets Over Broadway' to Broadway by Patrick Healy

Woody Allen is adapting his 1994 film "Bullets Over Broadway" into a musical for Broadway.

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Thank goodness for people celebrating holidays that they don't celebrate by Luke Weidner

President's day. Most likely you didn't even think about a president all day. But quite a few people thought about broadway, as shows almost unanimously saw gross increases

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The Producer by St. Louis Magazine

Profile of Muny/Fox Theatricals producer Mike Isaacson

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NY Review: 'Call Me Waldo' by David Sheward

Rob Ackerman seeks to evoke the spirit of Emerson in "Call Me Waldo" but delivers a ramshackle comedy in this Working Theater production.

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In This House, a New Musical, Will Star Chuck Cooper, Brenda Pressley, Jeff Kready and Margo Seibert by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Jeff Kready, Brenda Pressley and Margo Seibert will star in the world premiere of the New Year's Eve-set chamber musical In This House by Two River Theate…

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Magic/Bird Director Thomas Kail Named Creative Director of 2012 Webby Awards by Michael Gioia

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced that Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail and producer Andrew Fried have been named creative directors of the 16th annual Webby Awa…

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Still Battling the Flu, Marin Mazzie Will Miss Feb. 23 Performance of Carrie by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Broadway favorite and three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie, who plays the religiously fanatical mother Margaret White in the current Off-Broadway production of Carrie, will miss the Feb. 23 …

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James Carpinello Cast in Fox Medical Drama Pilot by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actor James Carpinello has signed on for Fox's upcoming Josh Berman-Rob Wright medical drama pilot, according to Deadline.com.

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

The new Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy Death of a Salesman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, is currently in previews at …

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Review: (Toronto) Obeah Opera by The Charlebois Post

l-r Bemnet Tekleyohannes, Joni NehRita, Nicole Brooks, Macomere Fifi and Saidah Baba Talibah (Photographer: Nation Cheong)Both Thought and EntertainmentThe magical Obeah Operaby Axel Va…

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Who is WestEndProducer? by Richard Le Cocq

Over the pond in London, the theatre community is a buzz about one thing. Not who will win the Olivier Awards or how the Olympics will affect audience attendance? No, the theatre community i…

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Full Cast Announced for Ahmanson's Follies, Starring Victoria Clark, Ron Raines by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for the Center Theatre Group presentation of Follies, to perform at the Ahmanson Theatre May 3-June 9, with an opening on May 9. The production, directed by E…

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Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Brittany Bellizeare Set for The Gallery Players' A Raisin in the Sun by Bethany Rickwald

The Gallery Players has announced casting for its upcoming production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, to run March 17-April 1. Reginald L. Douglas will direct. Set on Ch…

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VIDEO FLASH: February 23 Theatermania News Minute by Tristan Fuge and Bethany Rickwald

This week, TheaterMania reports on Lindsay Pearce in Spring Awakening, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in the August: Osage County movie, Nick Jonas on the new How to Succeed in Business With…

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PHOTO FLASH: Nathan Lane Visits Marvell Rep Production of Professor Bernhardi by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane attended the Wednesday, February 22 matinee performance of Marvell Rep's Professor Bernhardi, at TBG Theatre, and greeted the cast afterwards on t…

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American Repertory Theater to Host Memorial Service for Director David Wheeler by Bethany Rickwald

The American Repertory Theater, in association with Harvard University Office for the Arts and StageSource, will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life and accomplishments of longtime…

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Tony Butala, Marge Champion, Barbara Van Orden to Join Patty Farmer for The Persian Room Presents Q&A by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Butala, Marge Champion, and Barbara Van Orden will join author Patty Farmer for a Q&A and book signing in relation to The Persian Room Presents. As previously reported, the event wi…

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Idina Menzel's Live Barefoot At The Symphony CD, DVD Set for March 6 Release by Andy Propst

Idina Menzel's new CD Live Barefoot At The Symphony will be released by Concord Records on March 6. The album was recorded at the Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto and …

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LA FOLLIES Cast Complete; Jayne Houdyshell, Terri White & More Join Victoria Clark, Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines, Danny Burstein & Elaine Paige! by BroadwayWorld

Coming to the Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre direct from Broadway for six weeks only, the Kennedy Centers critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim…

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Tony Vincent's THE VOICE Single Available on iTunes by BroadwayWorld

Earlier this week, Broadway vet Tony Vincent made his first appearance on NBC's singing competition THE VOICE, where he performed his on rendition of Queen's We Are the Champions. Mentor Cee…

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BWW TV: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 6 Trailer Featuring Marc Kudisch, Cass Morgan & More! by Submissions Only

Submissions Only, Broadway's favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, will continue in its second season this month with special guest stars Mark Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan Memphis…

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Announces Student Rush Policy by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has announced a Student Rush policy. Tickets for 27 will be available at the box office on the day of the performance, cash only with a vali…

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Woody Allen Adapting BULLETS OVER BROADWAY for the Stage! by BroadwayWorld

According to the NY Times, Woody Allen is busy adapting his 1994 movie 'Bullets Over Broadway' into a mucial for the Great White Way. Producers Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson are aimin…

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Broadway’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR announces Student Rush policy. Tickets for $27 will be available at the box office on the day of the performance. by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

The Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has announced a Student Rush policy.  Tickets for $27 will be available at the box office on the day of the performance, cash only with a v…

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Much Ado About Wenlock, Lavenham Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk by Hugh Homan

Lavenham Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk: You probably didn't know that the modern Olympic movement started in Much Wenlock in deepest Shropshire. I have it on the word of writer Rachae…

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In Basildon, Royal Court, Jerwood Downstairs, London by Aleks Sierz

Royal Court, Jerwood Downstairs, London: David Eldridge returns to the Royal Court for the first time since 2000, when his Under the Blue Sky was at this venue, with a new drama set in Essex…

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Melmoth the Wanderer, The Tron, Glasgow by Gareth Vile

The Tron, Glasgow: Adapted from an early horror novel, Melmoth the Wanderer is an episodic romp through a series of short Gothic tales, linked by the wanderer's threatening presence. Wi…

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An Appointment with the Wicker Man, His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen by Nicole Hepburn

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen: A play within a play, the National Theatre of Scotland's latest production is a hilarious romp that pays homage to the cult film The Wicker Man. Read th…

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60th Annual Convention of the Blackpool Magicians Club, Winter Gardens, Blackpool by Elizabeth Warlock

Winter Gardens, Blackpool: When over 3,000 magicians gathered in Blackpool for this annual convention they knew they were in for a feast of eye popping magic from an array of international s…

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Hobson's Choice, The Hippodrome, Birmingham by Pat Ashworth

The Hippodrome, Birmingham : Two words get uttered in this warm and tender ballet from David Bintley, a production with a feelgood factor that is almost off the scale. They are 'By gum…

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Love, Loss and What I Wore announces its final cast by Loganne

Daryl Roth, producer of Love Loss and What I Wore has announced the complete cast for the final month of the long-running off-Broadway show. It will play its final show on March 25, 2012, af…

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The Diary of Anne Frank – review by Alfred Hickling

Theatre Royal, YorkAnne Frank expressed a desire for immortality through her writing; though you sometimes wonder what she would have made of the kind of immortality she has achieved. In the…

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In Basildon – review by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonBasildon has always been a key political barometer. But, although David Eldridge's riveting new play has its roots in this allegiance-shifting Essex town, he also uses it …

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Kirsten Vangsness and Figure 8: Let the Sin Shine In by Darlene Donloe

Kirsten Vangsness plays an amateur porn star who represents lust in Phinneas Kiyomura's Figure 8 at Theatre of NOTE -- it's not the kind of play she wants her nieces to see. Nor is it a lucr…

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Complete Casting Announced for L.A. Follies with Victoria Clark, Elaine Paige, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Victoria Clark, who played Sally Durant Plummer in the City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies, will reprise that role when the Kenned…

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Gore Vidals THE BEST MAN: Broadways Best Cast Part One: James Earl Jones

In this series, Broadway’s Best Shows highlights the illustrious careers of the leading cast members of this star-studded revival!

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Mark Della Ventura, Paul Tei and More Set for Adrienne Arsht Center's Miami Made Festival by Bethany Rickwald

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will present the Miami Made Festival 2012: When the Sun Goes Down, March 1- 4 at Carnival Studio Theater. The festival is the Center's…

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The Flea Theater to Present Dance Conversations 2012 by Bethany Rickwald

The Flea Theater is set to present Dance Conversations 2012, March 14-25. Dance Conversations will showcase films and works-in-progress by emerging and established choreographers, dance …

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:38PM

Photo Flash: First Look at F. Murray Abraham in CSC's GALILEO by BroadwayWorld

Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's GALILEO translated by Charles Laughton starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, runs through Sunday, March 18. The official pre…

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BWW EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Laura Osnes Performs 'He Appeared' from New FAUSTUS THE MUSICAL! by BroadwayWorld TV

FAUSTUS, THE MUSICAL is a new piece written by Michael Mott and Justin Silvestri. An entanglement of various musical styles, the musical explores the great duality of human motivation self-l…

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Ballet Arizona, Joyce Theater, New York

The ballet company ignited sparks of delight on its New York debut, writes Apollinaire Scherr

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2012 Chicago Producing Intensive by Chicago Plays

CHICAGO PRODUCING INTENSIVEFriday, March 23, 2012, 10AM-5PMChicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave.The Commercial Theater Institute returns to Chicago with a one-day intensive seminar offeri…

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An Appointment with the Wicker Man – review by Mark Fisher

His Majesty's, AberdeenMention The Wicker Man and people tend to snigger. Something in the movie's anachronistic juxtaposition of Scottish island setting, English folklore and early 70s peri…

Linked From The Guardian at 01:18PM

Celebrate a Year of Laughs with an All-New Book of Mormon Squigs Sketch by Broadway.com

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster The Book of Mormon celebrates its one-year anniversary of delighting (and shocking) audiences at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on February 24. To mark…

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Madness of the mind: Rocinante! Rocinante! by Hannah Clark

Chiara D'Anna reveals the madness and the mayhem that has gone into Panta Rei's new production, Rocinante! Rocinante!

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Cirque dreams up feats of fun

The program for "Cirque Dreams: Pop Goes the Rock" tells you you've entered a fun house, but the theme that emerges throughout is, "How did they do that?" and "Why did they realize they coul…

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In Basildon, Royal Court Theatre, London

David Eldridge’s family drama highlights the playwright’s deep ambivalence towards his native Essex, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at SILENCE! THE MUSICAL on Theater Talk by BroadwayWorld

This week’s “Theater Talk” welcomes award-winning librettist Hunter Bell and his SILENCE! The Musicalstars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris. Along with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Ha…

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Spring Performance: James Corden’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ on Broadway by Sarah Lyall

James Corden brings his slapstick farce, “One Man, Two Guvnors,” a West End hit, to Broadway.

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From these Seeds, a great polemic grows by Martin Morrow

Annabel Soutar’s three-hour epic chronicles one farmer’s stand against an agrichemical colossus

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Inbetweeners stars land Sky1 comedy by Matthew Hemley

Sky1 has ordered a full series of Chickens, a comedy that was piloted on Channel 4 last year.

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JKTS RANT: Tweet Seats on Broadway by JK

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN THIS MONTH'S BROADWAY POLLAND IN THIS WEEK'S ROUND OF "HOT AND HOTTER."  LOOK TO YOUR LEFT FOR ACCESS TO BOTH!For now, at least, it seems that all the "T…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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PHOTO CALL: A Look at Broadway-Bound One Man, Two Guvnors by Matthew Blank

The popular West End comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, about a manservant pulled between two bosses and his own voracious appetite, will open at the Music Box April 18 following previews from Apr…

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James Naughton and Richard Thomas Set for NMA's Give Kids a Shot! Gala by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner James Naughton will perform at the National Meningitis Association's fourth annual Give Kids a Shot! gala April 23 at the New York Athletic Club.

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New Musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Joins Broadways Best Shows

Broadway’s Best Shows is proud to announce the addition of another great Broadway show to our website! NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT!

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The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Gets 11 IRNE Award Nominations

The critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS has received 11 IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award nominations for the production’s run …

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2011 Beat Awards Nominations by Scotty Zacher

  The nominations for the 1st Annual Chicago Theater Critic’s Beat Awards are in!   See the entire nomination list

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Review: (Toronto) The Big Smoke by The Charlebois Post

A Solo Fails to StirStructure and script hamper a tale of life and deathby Beat RiceThe Big Smoke is a unique one-woman show that is also a different kind of musical. The narrative is sung a…

Linked From The Charlebois Post at 12:41PM

Candy Buckley, Hassan El-Amin, Terry Martin Set for Upcoming Dallas Theater Center Productions by Robby Ritacco

Dallas Theater Center has announced the casting for their spring productions of Next Fall and God of Carnage, both of which will be held at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Geoffrey Naufft&apo…

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Nick Blaemire, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Santino Fontana, Tony Sheldon Set for The Chorus Boy Chronicles by Bethany Rickwald

Recession Art Shows is to present The Chorus Boy Chronicles, a one-night only event to benefit the Point Foundation. The event will take place at RAC | Recession Art at CULTUREfix on March …

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Jim Corti, Rachel Rockwell, Michael Unger Set for Paramount Theatre's 2012-13 Season by Andy Propst

The Paramount Theatre has announced the four musicals it will produce during the 2012-2013 season. Rachel Rockwell will direct two productions for the company: Charles Strouse, Martin Char…

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Tamra Hayden, Ereni Sevasti and More Set for Jacques Brel Returns in March by Dan Bacalzo

PJ Baccari, Tamra Hayden, Arlo Hill, Rick Hip-Flores, and Ereni Sevasti will perform in Jacques Brel Returns at The Triad for performances on March 14 at 7pm and March 26 at 7pm. The produ…

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Morgan James, Anthony Lee Medina, Brandon Rubendall Set for BroadwaySpotted Benefit Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Cast members from Broadway's Godspell -- including Morgan James, Julia Mattison, Eric Michael Krop and Corey Mach -- will participate in a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids benefit conc…

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Tennessee topless by Thomas Garvey

Erin Markey and Alan Brinks in Green Eyes.I did want to mention that I managed to catch Company One's import (by the New York company "The Kindness") of the recently-disc…

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Lombardo Play “High” About Addiction Gets Resurrection Tour With Kathleen Turner by Bill Hirschman

It was surreal even by theater standards: Michael Lombardo’s drama about addiction High had broken box office records in its world premiere at Hartford’s TheaterWorks. And here they were…

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Playwright Matthew Lombardo’s Essay Coming Clean For “High” by Bill Hirschman

This essay was written as a playwright's note for his play High, opening this week at the Parker Playhouse.

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Martin Rayner to Guest on State of the ARTS Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Martin Rayner, currently starring as Sigmund Freud in FREUD’S LAST SESSION, will be this week’s special guest on the new radio talk show “State of the ARTS”, hosted by Richard Pheneg…

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CBS to Broadcast KENNEDY CENTER HONORS Through 2018 by BroadwayWorld

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today a new agreement that will keep the annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS broadcast on CBS through 2018. The new deal further…

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Photo Blast From The Past: Sandra Bernhard by Walter McBride

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's newest photo series 'Photo Blast From the Past'. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the s…

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Photo Flash: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS- Production Shots! by BroadwayWorld

The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS begins previews on April 6 and the official opening is April 18, 2012 at the Music Box Theatre 239 West 4…

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Magic Johnson to Bring SOUL TRAIN to Broadway? by BroadwayWorld

According to EW.com, Soul Train, the popular musical variety show that ran in syndication from October 1971 to March 2006, may be getting Broadway treatment, thanks to Magic Johnson. The fo…

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News: WOS winner Redgrave guest directs Brighton Fringe Festival

There’s a mixture of polished jewels and rough diamonds scattered throughout the Brighton Fringe Festival, which is this year being guest directed by recent Whatsonstage.com Award winn…

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Interview: Brief Encounter With ... In Basildon's Phil Cornwell

Phil Cornwell plays Len in David Eldridge's new play In Basildon, which opened last night (22 February 2012, previews from 16 February) at the Royal Court. Cornwell returns to the Court ha…

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Spring Performance: On Broadway, a Penchant for Celebrity Biographies in Song by Ben Brantley

Amid theater’s smaller, potent plays about the working and middle classes, thank goodness there’s still room for glittery musicals about Evita Peron, Judy Garland and Jesus Christ.

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Magic Johnson May Steer Soul Train to Broadway by Broadway.com

A stage version of the iconic TV dance series Soul Train may be headed to Broadway, according to EW.com. Soul Train Holdings LLC, owned by NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, have…

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Awww! Harvey Star Jim Parsons Pals Around With Fuzzy Friends in Time Out by Broadway.com

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is doing some serious method acting for his return to Broadway in Harvey. In this week’s issue of Time Out New York, the Emmy-winning actor an…

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Team StarKid Will Debut New Superhero Show Holy Musical B@man! in Chicago by Broadway.com

Internet sensation Team StarKid, which helped launch the career of Glee’s Darren Criss, will debut its new musical parody Holy Musical B@man! at Chicago’s Hoover-Leppen Theatre a…

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Carousel on Tap for New York Philharmonic’s 2013 Season by Broadway.com

The New York Philharmonic will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel from February 27, 2013 to March 2, according to Variety. Carousel will be helmed by James Brennan and conducte…

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Linsanity Sings! Watch the Inevitable Jeremy Lin the Musical by Broadway.com

Hey Broadway, have you heard of Jeremy Lin? In case you’ve somehow escaped the grip of the Linsanity sweeping the nation (or at least, New York City) he’s a Harvard grad and a pl…

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Watch How to Succeed Star Nick Jonas Cover Michael Buble and Schmooze Megan Hilty on Smash by Broadway.com

There's no doubt that Nick Jonas is adorable, but can he charm the pants off of Megan Hilty? Jonas' character on TV's Smash will sure try on the upcoming February 27 episode…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Alan Cumming, Veanne Cox, Jay Rogers, Penny Fuller, Leslie Uggams Will Perform at New Group Gala by Andrew Gans

Off-Broadway's The New Group, which is under the artistic direction of Scott Elliott, will honor David Rabe and Nancy Manocherian at its 2012 Gala.

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PHOTO CALL: Tonya Pinkins, Saycon Sengbloh and More in Katori Hall's Hurt Village by Matthew Blank

Signature Theatre Company's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theater in the new Pershing Square Signature Center on West 42nd Street was unveiled to the public Feb. 7 with the first performance …

Linked From Playbill at 11:42AM

Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, Georgia King Join Mormon's Andrew Rannells in NBC Pilot "The New Normal" by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Ellen Barkin, stage and screen actor Justin Bartha and Scottish actress Georgia King have been cast in the NBC pilot "The New Normal," which stars Book of Mormon …

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Aesop's Fables Will Play Mornings at Circle in the Square; Casting Announced by Michael Gioia

The Circle in the Square Theatre School will present a Theodore Mann production of Aesop's Fables: A New Musical, a children's play performed by CITSTS alumni, beginning March 5 at B…

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Very Potter Musical Troupe's Next Parody Is Holy Musical B@man!, for April Launch by Kenneth Jones

Team StarKid, the troupe behind the popular internet musical parody A Very Potter Musical will launch its new spoof — the comic-book-inspired Holy Musical B@man! — this spring wi…

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Kennedy Center Honors Will Air on CBS at Least Through 2018 by Andrew Gans

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Feb. 23 that a new agreement will keep the annual Kennedy Center Honors broadcast on CBS through 2018.

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Review: (Vancouver) Intimate Apparel by The Charlebois Post

Daren Herbert and Marci T. House (Photo by David Cooper)A Play gets one of many airingsIntimate Apparel is a Canadian staple this year - should it be?by Jay CattersonIntimate Apparel, w…

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Kennedy Center Honors to Continue to Air on CBS Through 2018 by Dan Bacalzo

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts have announced a new agreement that will keep the annual Kennedy Center Honors broadcast on CBS through 2018. The special has been …

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Bradley Whitford Set for Fox Pilot The Asset by Dan Bacalzo

Emmy winner and Broadway veteran Bradley Whitford will co-star opposite Ali Larter in the Fox pilot The Asset, according to Deadline.com. Josh Friedman serves as writer and executive produc…

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PHOTO FLASH: Gregory Generet, David Pittsinger, Francesca Zambello at Glimmerglass Event by Dan Bacalzo

The Glimmerglass Festival held its annual National Council Winter Gathering at a private reception in New York on February 15. The evening included a program of French baroque and contempo…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/23- THE PAJAMA GAME by Stage Tube

Today in 2006, The Pajama Game opened at the America Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 129 performances. The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7 Cents by Richard Bissell. It featu…

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Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tony Sheldon and More Set for THE CHORUS BOY CHRONICLES, 3/7 by BroadwayWorld

On Wednesday, March 7, Recession Art Shows will present Nick Blaemire Godspell, Celia Keenan-Bolger Peter and the Starcatcher, Santino Fontana Sons of the Prophet and Tony Sheldon Priscilla …

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STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Neil Patel by Stage Tube

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group This week scenic designer Neil Patel shares pivotal moments in his theatre career and why …

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Review: CALL ME WALDO by Heather Lee Rogers

Rob Ackerman's new play Call Me Waldo is about an electrician named Lee who, while coping with the trauma of his daughter's recent illness, has begun channeling the late philosopher Ralph Wa…

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Review: THE AMAZING MAX AND THE BOX OF INTERESTING THINGS by Matt Roberson

For his target audience--the dozens of children inside the MMAC--The Amazing Max is great theatre. How else can one explain that for over an hour, a room full of kids sat transfixed, eyes st…

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Review: FEAR FACTOR: CANINE EDITION by Martin Denton

"The peculiar and misguided true adventures of a man and his therapy dog," reads the blurb for John Grady's solo show Fear Factor: Canine Edition, now playing at the FRIGID New Yor…

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Review: BLIND TO HAPPINESS by Martin Denton

My 2012 FRIGID New York experience kicked off with Blind to Happiness, a one-man play written and performed by Tim C. Murphy. Like many FRIGID shows past, this one comes from Canada (Tim's f…

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Review: I MARRIED A NUN by Ed Malin

D'yan Forest, ageless, reveals that she is in her 70s and has lived a life filled with love...including marrying a former nun. Over the course of an intimate hour, D'yan's character relates …

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Harvey’s Jim Parsons featured on the cover of Time Out New York by Amy Kass

Roundabout’s Broadway production of Harvey begins previews on May 18th, 2012 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) with the official opening set for June 14th, 2012. Time Out New York Februa…

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A Postmortem on a Project. by Ken Davenport

At the end of the life cycle of any project, whether it's a success, or a, well, not-so-success (we don't use the "F" word here), it's vital that you sit down, and take stock of wh…

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Fictional hacks – from Maupassant to Larsson by John Dugdale

Journalists have been glamorous social climbers and bumbling fools in fiction – sometimes they've even been feminists and righters of wrongsJournalism is a glamorous trade in Guy de Maupas…

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Chortle comedy awards overlook women by Matt Trueman

Comedy awards shortlist two solo female comics out of 54 nominations despite vintage year for women's comedyThe Chortle comedy awards have courted controversy by shortlisting only two solo f…

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Last Chance: Final Weekend of Jim Findlay’s “Botanica” at 3LD by Jeremy M. Barker

Final performances of a twisted and visually stunning exploration of plants and the erotic

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Caissie Levy & Richard Fleeshman Bring the Magic of Ghost to Late Night by Broadway.com

Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman kept Broadway week going on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon when they dropped in to rock a duet from their musical Ghost. Backed by Fallon’s house band …

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James Carpinello Set for New TV Medical Pilot by Broadway.com

Broadway veteran James Carpinello has been cast in an untitled FOX medical drama pilot created by Josh Berman and Rob Wright, according to Deadline.com. No shooting schedule has been announc…

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Glee Poll Results: Fans Can't Stop Thinking About The Fate of Quinn Fabray by Broadway.com

In the explosive winter finale of Glee, fans were enthralled by big surprises and game-changing plot twists. Broadway.com asked readers which exciting storyline they found most interesting. …

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SILENCE! THE MUSICAL and More to Appear at Barnes & Noble, 2/23 by BroadwayWorld

Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris and cast members from SILENCE! THE MUSICAL are set for a CD signing and performance at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side on February 23rd.

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ITV looks to Court of Appeal for actors' National Insurance clarification by Matthew Hemley

ITV is considering seeking intervention from the Court of Appeal over whether or not it is responsible for paying National Insurance contributions for actors engaged in dramas it makes.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Sheldon exhibit shows dignity of people in northern Haiti

Region escaped earthquake devastation but remains mired in poverty.

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Filichia’s Features: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is Still Flying High by Peter Filichia

Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles! Last Saturday, I was at the State Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey to see the National Touring production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – and saw that …

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Phantom Returns to Movie Theaters in “Love Never Dies” by Tom Mizer

Get ready for more music of the night–just not on Broadway. Love Never Dies, the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s smash musical The Phantom of the Opera (which celebrated its 10,0…

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Sino Vision New Years Eve MAMMA MIA! Special (VIDEO)

While the segment is in Mandarin, the Dynamos interviews can be heard in English with Mandarin on screen subtitles.

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Alan Cumming, Veanne Cox, Melissa Errico, Jay Rogers, Penny Fuller, Leslie Uggams Will Perform at New Group Gala by Andrew Gans

Off-Broadway's The New Group, which is under the artistic direction of Scott Elliott, will honor David Rabe and Nancy Manocherian at its 2012 Gala.

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Renee Fleming Will Perform Broadway Duets with Josh Groban On PBS Special by Andrew Gans

Famed American soprano Renée Fleming will be featured in a special intimate concert live from the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse April 6 at 8 PM.

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PHOTO CALL: David Mamet's Race at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Krissie Fullerton

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

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Casting Announced for New Musical Are You There God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter by Andrew Gans

California's Attic Theatre will present a limited engagement of the original musical Are You There God? It’s Me, Karen Carpenter Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM March 30-April…

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VIDEO FLASH: Team StarKid to Present Holy Musical B@man! in March by Andy Propst

Team StarKid will offer free performances of its newest parody Holy Musical B@man! at the Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre, March 16-25, according to a report in The Chicago Tr…

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Alan Cumming, Melissa Errico, Janeane Garofalo, Leslie Uggams Set for New Group Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Janeane Garofalo and Morgan Spector will host The New Group's 2012 Gala, Cabaret Soiree, to be held at Edison Ballroom on Monday, February 27 beginning at 6:30pm. The event will honor …

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Leslye Headland's Bachelorette Extends Through April 29 at Profiles Theatre by Andy Propst

Profiles Theatre has extended Leslye Headland's Bachelorette. The production, directed by Darrell W. Cox, will now play through April 29. The dark comedy centers on a group of friends…

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James Naughton, Richard Thomas Set for National Meningitis Association Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award winner James Naughton will perform at the National Meningitis Association's fourth annual Give Kids a Shot gala, to be held at New York Athletic Club …

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Michael Feinstein to Perform Frank Sinatra Tribute in Las Vegas by Dan Bacalzo

Five-time Grammy nominee and Broadway veteran Michael Feinstein will perform Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra Project at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, on March 15 at…

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Josh Groban to Join Renée Fleming for Live From Lincoln Center Show by Dan Bacalzo

Popular vocalist Josh Groban will join opera soprano Renée Fleming to sing Broadway favorites and duets during her Live From Lincoln Center performance, to be broadcast from the S…

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Dedication of Bob and Dolores Hope Square to Be Held February 27 by Dan Bacalzo

Los Angeles Council member Tom LaBonge will dedicate a square in honor of long-time Toluca Lake Residents Bob and Dolores Hope on Monday, February 27 at 9am. Linda Hope will be on hand for t…

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STAGE TUBE: GHOST's Fleeshman & Levy Sing on JIMMY FALLON by Stage Tube

The supernatural power of love came to studio 6B Wednesday, February 22 when Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy, who will reprise their starring roles as Sam and Molly, which they originated…

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STAGE TUBE: Talking NBC's 'Awake' With Tony Award Winners BD Wong and Cherry Jones by Stage Tube

Helping Michael to navigate his two realities are his bureau-assigned therapists Dr. Evans Tony Award-winner Cherry Jones THE HEIRESS, DOUBT and Dr. Lee Tony Award-winner B.D. Wong M. BUTTER…

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Kathleen Chalfant Stars in Tina Howe's 'Painting Churches' by Simi Horwitz

Veteran actor Kathleen Chalfant stars in Tina Howe's "Painting Churches," a Keen Company production on Theatre Row.

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Actor slips easily into Prof. Higgins' shoes in 'Pygmalion'

Mark Anders plays the arrogant London speech specialist, who on a bet sets out to prove he can turn a raggedy flower peddler into a grand lady. A Seattle Shakespeare Company production of "P…

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Arts on TV: 'Anything Goes'; 'Memphis'; Cab Calloway by Ed Stockly

This week's Arts on TV includes 'Anything Goes'; 'Memphis'; Cab Calloway.

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Frank Carson: may he RIP by Bruce Dessau

Even Clive Anderson couldn't get a word in edgeways when the Belfast-born comedian was a guest on his show. Bruce Dessau looks back at the much-missed motormouth's careerThe death of Frank C…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Barney Rosset (1922-2012) by George Hunka

It is hard, if not impossible, to overestimate the role that Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset, who died on Tuesday at the age of 89, played in revolutionizing both the American theatre an…

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"American Idol" Names 14 of the Top 24 Semifinalists by Andrew Gans

"American Idol" judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced Feb. 22 14 of the aspiring singers who have secured a spot in the current season's Top 24.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Donates £150,000 to Fund Royal Court's Program for Emerging Playwrights by Mark Shenton

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will donate £150,00 over two years to help fund the Royal Court Theatre's Studio program, which aims to seek out, nurture and support emerging pl…

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Kaye Ballard, Liliane Montevecchi, Lee Roy Reams Will Be Doin' It for Love by Andrew Gans

Award-winning stage and screen stars Kaye Ballard, Liliane Montevecchi and Lee Roy Reams will join forces for Doin’ It For Love, which is billed as a "Broadway-style tribute to th…

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VIDEO SHARE: Cherry Jones and BD Wong Discuss NBC's Awake by Brian Scott Lipton

NBC has released a promotional clip of Tony Award winners Cherry Jones and BD Wong discussing their roles in the new NBC series Awake, which will debut on Thursday, March 1. The series star…

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The Oscars: your Stage to Screen Cheat Sheet by Andrew Lapin

The Academy Awards are almost upon us once again, and this Sunday night, the entire film industry will hold its breath while a bunch of old, white men tell us what they liked this year. Here…

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ENO launches search for new opera talent by Michael Quinn

English National Opera is to launch a global online talent search for new composers, writers and filmmakers in an initiative seeking to "create the future of opera".

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Villanova president explains why he canceled Tim Miller show by Susan Snyder

Villanova University president the Rev. Peter M. Donohue said he canceled a performance by a gay performance artist because of the subject matter, not the artist's sexual orientation.

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Savage Garden by Mark Cofta

Knives in Hens isn't pleasant, but it is an engrossing, worthwhile and unique experience.

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“The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G,” is Like Anime on Stage. by Suzanna Bowling

"The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G," is Like Anime on Stage.: I was told by a friend to look out for the Vampire Cowboys, the downtown theater company making a name for themselves.

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Wainwright's opera: Not grand, but pretty good

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Seasoned composers have written far worse operas than Rufus Wainwright's maiden effort, Prima Donna. Much of the music is simply beautiful. Never does it sound like a cheap …

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Los Angeles Theater Review: THREE YEAR SWIM CLUB (East West Players in Los Angeles) by Tony Frankel

THREE YEAR SWIM CLUB SWIMS UP STREAM Ever since mankind began telling tales, the “overcoming adversity” story has remained ever-popular. From cave wall pictures depicting a hunter’s pr…

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Feature: F. Murray Abraham Reaches For the Stars by Chris Kompanek

The Oscar-winning actor discusses his work in CSC's Galileo, CBS' The Good Wife, and the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davies.

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News: Lloyd Webber Foundation donates £150k to Royal Court Studio

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is donating £150,000 to help fund the Royal Court Theatre’s Studio programme, which supports new and emerging playwrights. The money, which wi…

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Review Round-up: Tricycle's Kent bows out with Bomb

Nicolas Kent's final production as artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre, a two-part cycle of plays exploring the history of the atomic bomb, opened earlier this week (20 February 2012, …

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Blog: Singin' In The Rain Co. splash out with WOS theatregoers at reception

Last night (22 February) 150 theatregoers made their way to the Palace Theatre for our Whatsonstage.com Outing to the acclaimed Chichester Festival production of Singin' In The Rain starring…

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Kevin Gladish on Growing Up Catholic in Cleveland by Tony

From the January Ceyx Series Tags: Ceyx Series

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Making the World a Little Bit Better (Or: Leigh Is a Huge Sucker) by Leigh Hile

I'm about to do something that I usually don't do on this blog: I'm going to make a personal plea.Here's the deal. Because I just don't think it's enough to be working at Farm and Table and…

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In Tree City It’s a Pity by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Tree City Legends, Intersection for the Arts. By Sam Hurwitt When Intersection gave up its Valencia Street home a year ago to move into the Chronicle building d…

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“8″ Questions with Gavin Creel – Gay Marriage, Twitter and Working with Sutton Foster by Carey Purcell

Actor. Activist. Musician. All of these labels, and more, can be applied to Gavin Creel, one of the busiest men in the entertainment industry. Last seen on Broadway as Claude in the revival …

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Review: Early Plays by Frank Scheck

Although the stage seems bare for The Wooster Group’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Early Plays, it actually contains an awful lot of baggage. The troupe is well known for…

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Non Zero One: interviewed about plans for the National by TheatreVOICE

Interview: non zero one. Ella Parry-Davies talks to three members of the fast-rising participatory and site-specific company - Alex Turner, Fran Miller and Cat Harrison - about their lauded …

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Building Character: Tonya Pinkins by Mark Blankenship

The Tony Award-winner moves into “Hurt Village” — Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages’ ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles Tonya Pinkins…

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Ionescopade by StageGrade

Do critics recommend taking an "Ionescopade"?

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An Idea Eight Years In The Making (And Hopefully Not Nine) by Joe Patti

Thursday is the 8th anniversary of this blog. I made my first post on February 23, 2004. I wouldn’t normally call attention to an oddly numbered anniversary (though 8 is considered aus…

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What Values Matter In Arts Grad Training Programs? by Joe Patti

This weekend Scott Walters quoted an extensive comment made on another blog about the value of MFA acting programs. The gist is, students are ill served by the programs which need to focus o…

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A Map of Virtue by StageGrade

Are critics studying "A Map of Virtue"?

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Porchlight’s admirable ‘A Catered Affair’ is a study in subtlety by Bob Bullen

Jerry O’Boyle, Craig Spidle and Rebecca Finnegan in Porchlight’s ”A Catered Affair.” Photo credit: Brandon Dahlquist In its essence, Harvey Fierstein and John Bucc…

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Polish director keeps Holocaust memory alive

Poland's talented director Agnieszka Holland is on a life's mission to chronicle compelling survival stories of the Holocaust. Her latest, In Darkness, a riveting film about a band of Jews h…

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From Tina Howe to Albee and O'Neill

'PAINTING CHURCHES'

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Israeli modern dance comes to the District

Computer software, cut diamonds, textiles, tomatoes and modern dance top the list of Israel's chief exports. Modern dance? Yes, really. Israeli choreographers have been a hot commodity on th…

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Pilot Residency Program by NYTE Small Press

This item is from David Winitsky The Jewish Plays Project and LABA: The National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture announce applications for OPEN: The New Jewish Theater Residency at the 14t…

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Ticket Giveaway: “Love Never Dies” @ Redwood City’s Cinemark Movie Theatres, 2/28 by The Broadway Critic

Since Love Never Dies hasn’t been produced in the United States (yet!) the only way you’ll get to see the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera is to check out the two night movie e…

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Listening to: SMASH – “Enter Mr. DiMaggio”, Season 1 – Episode 3 by The Broadway Critic

If you haven’t already been hooked to the new TV show, “Smash”, then you better jump on board. Check out the music from this week’s episode, “Enter Mr. DiMaggio…

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in case you missed it… by Theater Talk

SEMINAR Our interview with Alan Rickman, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, and Theresa Rebeck is now online. Click Here to Watch!

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On Wit and Silence! The Musical by Theater Talk

on Thirteen: Fri., February 24th at 1:30 AM on CUNY TV: Sat., February 25th at 8:30 PM Sun., February 26th at 12:30 PM and Mon., February 27th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM A convers…

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The Best of Theater Talk: CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER and Critic JOHN SIMON by Theater Talk

on CUNY TV:  Sat., March 3rd at 8:30 PM Sun., March 4th at 12:30 PM and Mon., March 5th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM The master actor (and current Oscar nominee) joins us to discuss…

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Simon Amstell's Twitter status: progress is slow by Jessie Cave

I'm teaching Simon Amstell all about the joys of social media. He could, like 50 Cent, be a Twitter success story – if only he'd share a bit moreI must be honest. Progress has been slow.Si…

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Simon Amstell gets to grips with Twitter etiquette by Jessie Cave

Comedian Simon Amstell has joined Twitter – but he's not sure it's for him. Luckily his friend, actor Jessie Cave, is there to guide him through the dos and don'tsJessie Cave

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Noises off: Are theatres playing it too safe? by Matt Trueman

While British bloggers ask whether the recession is making producers too risk-averse, US sites despair over nonprofit theatres' 'Broadway habit'Consensus has it – at least in Britain – t…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 429: Joe Tracz by Adam Szymkowicz

Joe Tracz Hometown: Northville, Michigan Current Town: Brooklyn, NYC Q:  What are you working on now? A:  Two musicals. One is with composer Craig Carnelia, and it's based on …

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Exclusive: West End hopes for post-Olympic tourism boost by Natalie Woolman

Theatreland hopes to benefit from a "halo" effect after the Olympics that would boost tourist numbers in the capital from 2013 onwards following the games this summer.

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Lloyd Webber's foundation donates £150K to Royal Court Studio by Alistair Smith

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is to give £150,000 over two years to the Royal Court Theatre's Studio programme, which supports emerging playwrights.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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What do you want? No, really. What do You want? by Michael Roderick

Imagine you are a mob boss. Fun, right? Ok, now below is a conversation with your hitman: You: "I want you to find anyone who I might be angry with either in a few days or a few years a…

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Dispatches from the booth #1: Five Questions You Should Never Ask A Theatre Technician by Praxis

by Pip Bradford Why hello, readers! Pip here, starting my new column on these pages: Dispatches From The Booth. Over the past ten years, I have worked tirelessly to assimilate myself into th…

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Comics take on Wall Street at Aspen Laff Festival by Stewart Oksenhorn

ASPEN - Several years ago, Tom Simmons spotted, in his brother-in-law's car, a copy of the book "Secrets of the Federal Reserve." Simmons was instantly hooked on the subject and has spent mu…

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"CQ/CX" Asks Some Provocative Questions But Cops Out When It Comes to Answering Them by Jan Simpson

  Why write a play unless you have something to say?  The story of Jayson Blair, the young African-American reporter whose fabricated and plagiarized stories set-off a scandal…

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Perth Festival: A Magic Flute by Alison Croggon

Mozart's The Magic Flute often seems to me like a quintessence of opera, equal parts nonsense and delight. It's an absurd fairytale, with all that form's arbitariness and illogic. It also in…

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NY1 Theater Review: "CQ/CX"

Playwright Gabe McKinley's latest work, "CQ/CX" recently debuted off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company.

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Queer Dance at U of Michigan by Jill Dolan

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

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The Pain Point by Adam Thurman

Things tend to grow organically/naturally. A start up dance company does a show for a small crowd, maybe just friends and family. Over time, a little buzz happens, a little word of mouth hap…

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BWW's On This Day - February 23, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Goodspeed festival of New Artists 2012 Cabaret - Nelson_Irons _I Can't Stop Smiling by Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed festival of New Artists 2012 Cabaret - Nelson_Irons _I Can't Stop Smiling_.wmv Goodspeed's Festival of New Artists 2012 Cabaret: Finale- "I Can't Stop Smiling&quo…

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More Valentine's at Memphis: Bacon Flavored Frosting? by Memphis The Musical

More Valentine's at Memphis: Bacon Flavored Frosting? The cast of Memphis ponders Bacon Flavored Frosting. From: MemphisTheMusical Views: 159 1 ratings Time: 01:44 More in Entertai…

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Traditions of the Memphis National Tour by Memphis The Musical

Traditions of the Memphis National Tour The tour travels from city to city, but some things never change. Get a peek backstage and check out these fantastical nightly traditions! From: Memp…

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Memphis Valentine's Treats by Memphis The Musical

Memphis Valentine's Treats Who love chocolate covered gummi bears, and who HATES them? Find out in this fantastically cute video! From: MemphisTheMusical Views: 27 1 ratings Time: …

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Memphis on Great Performances: Getting Ready for a Fantastical Viewing Party by Memphis The Musical

Memphis on Great Performances: Getting Ready for a Fantastical Viewing Party Memphis will be airing on PBS' Great Performances series this Friday February 24th at 9:00 PM EST (check you…

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But his heart belongs to Shaw

Legit News: Oscar Wilde Awards 2012

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CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER on Acting, Arrogance and Pathos by Theater Talk

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER on Acting, Arrogance and Pathos Academy Award nominee CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER on the personality requirements for great actors. From: theatertalk Views: 48 1 ratings Ti…

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Astro Boy and the God of Comics by Scott Meslow

It’s clear from minute one of Astro Boy and the God of Comics that writer and director Natsu Onoda Power is in very familiar (and very beloved) territory. Ms. Power – whose 2009 book, …

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Two Free Productions In Baltimore this Weekend. by John Barry

Two interesting shows are coming up this weekend, that I’d just put out on alert in Baltimore. They’re both mind and genre-bending. And they’re free. First at Maryland Institute Colleg…

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Foyle's War to return to ITV in 2013 by Matthew Hemley

Foyle's War is to return to ITV1 for an eighth series.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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In Basildon, Royal Court, London

David Eldridge's In Basildon is a gloriously rich, humorous, agonising and politically provocative play, but it has been staged by the Royal Court's artistic director, Dominic Cooke, in a ba…

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A Letter Sent to Rahm Emanuel by Don Hall

Office of the Mayor121 N LaSalle Street ChicagoCity Hall 4th FloorChicago, IL 60602info@chicagoforrahm.comDear Mayor Emanuel,Full disclosure: I didn't vote for you.It's OK. I've been a Rahm…

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Exclusive: Sky to screen Simon Callow Shakespeare show by Matthew Hemley

Simon Callow's one-man show Being Shakespeare is to be broadcast on Sky Arts as part of a season celebrating the playwright.

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Online sales of UK radio shows on the cards by Matthew Hemley

Plans for an online marketplace designed to promote and sell UK-produced radio programmes to broadcasters globally have been unveiled, with organisers claiming that the venture could see wri…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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MEMPHIS Celebrates Black History With INSPIRE CHANGE Talkback Series by BroadwayWorld

The Inspire Change Talkback Series celebrating Black History Month, minorities, and their impact on the entertainment industry, will begin on Thursday, February 9th. Immediately following 7p…

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Review: In Basildon ****

Len’s dying in Basildon. His sisters, Maureen and Doreen (or “Maur” and “Dor”), who haven’t spoken for 20 years, gather at the bedside together with best …

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News: Lloyd Webber Foundation donates 150k to Royal Court Studio

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is donating £150,000 to help fund the Royal Court Theatre’s Studio programme, which supports new and emerging playwrights. The money, which wi…

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Blog: First night pile-up in Essex

The only way is Essex for a lot of the time on television these days, so it's great to have an authentic Essex play in the theatre at last, and David Eldridge's In Basildon at the Royal Cour…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Comedian Frank Carson dies by Matthew Hemley

Comedian Frank Carson has died at the age of 85.

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Theatres Chosen To Create Online Content For BBC

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Frank Carson dies aged 85 by Jasmine Coleman

Northern Irish standup comedian died at his home in Blackpool. He had been battling cancer for a number of yearsNorthern Irish comedian, Frank Carson, has died at the age of 85.The standup, …

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Hotlist: 02/23/12

ALL WEEKEND 'Elephant Man' live Set in Victorian England, "The Elephant Man" tells the true story of John Merrick, treated first as a

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Theater: Floating evocatively in a young woman's reverie by Peter Marks

While Shakespeare held forth on the seven ages of man, Carmen C. Wong zeroes in on the growth stages of womankind in “Into the Dollhouse,” her interactive contemplation of what gets filt…

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‘Early’ O’Neill at sea by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Don’t let the author’s name throw you: Though these “Early Plays” are by Eugene O’Neill, these aren’t your grandmother’s classics. To begin with, you can’t really call the th…

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Where’s Waldo? At the fuse box by Frank Scheck

Imagine a “Honeymooners” episode in which Ed Norton channels the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and you’ve got the gist of “Call Me Waldo.” In Rob Ackerman’s whimsical new comedy…

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Gail Kriegel by League of Professional Theatre Women

Playwright, Composer, Director New York, New York USA I dreamed of being a concert pianist. So I could stay at home and practice, I started a mail order business selling celebrity photos. I …

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Rob Ackerman revives Emerson in 'Call Me Waldo' by Peter Santilli

Is there a place in the consciousness of the average, all-American worker for pure Emersonian idealism -- a linchpin in the shaping of American thought and identity?

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Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots' heads to Chicago by Mark Kennedy

A new musical bringing together Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and rock icon Cyndi Lauper will put its best foot forward in Chicago this fall.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Jim Caruso's Cast Party, With Paulo Szot, Linda Lavin, Stephanie J. Block, Julia Murney, Plays Town Hall Feb. 23 by Andrew Gans

A special edition of Jim Caruso's Cast Party, which benefits The Actors Fund, plays The Town Hall in Manhattan Feb. 23 at 8 PM.

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Silence! Cast, Including Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris, Perform and Sign CDs at Barnes & Noble Feb. 23 by Andrew Gans

Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris and the entire cast of Silence! The Musical celebrate that show's original cast recording Feb. 23 at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble in Manhattan.

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Terry Burrell Is Ethel Waters in World-Premiere Musical Ethel!, Opening Feb. 23 at Walnut Street by Michael Gioia

Walnut Street Theatre presents the world premiere of Ethel!, the life stories and memorable songs of singer-actress Ethel Waters, which officially opens Feb. 23, following previews that bega…

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PLAYBILL PICKS: A Dozen Actresses We'd Like to See Play Miss Hannigan in the Broadway Revival of Annie by Playbill Staff

As auditions continue for the young performers who will play the orphans in the upcoming Broadway revival of Annie, the Playbill staff would like to suggest a few of the actresses we'd l…

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Civll War Drama The Whipping Man Begins Limited Run at Hartford Stage Feb. 23 by Adam Hetrick

The Hartford Stage production of Matthew Lopez's Civil War drama The Whipping Man, featuring Che Ayende, Leon Addison Brown and Josh Landay, begins performances Feb. 23.

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Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, Starring F. Murray Abraham, Opens Off-Broadway by Kenneth Jones

Classic Stage Company's new production of Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham as the persecuted scientist, opens Feb. 23 following previews from…

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Mark Snyder's As Wide As I Can See Premieres at HERE Feb. 23 by Adam Hetrick

A backyard barbecue ignites tension between friends in the world premiere of Mark Snyder's As Wide As I Can See, which begins performances Feb. 23 at the HERE Arts Center.

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ASK PLAYBILL.COM: A Question About Exit Music at Musicals by Robert Simonson and Kenneth Jones

Ask Playbill.com answers a question about the music that you hear when you're leaving the theatre after a performance of a musical.

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CPC's Picture of the Week, February 23, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

It's the Horse, of course, of courseWar Horse, premiering this weekAlbert Narracott (Alex Furber) and Joey as a foal (Patrick Kwok-Choon, Rahnuma Panthaky, Mairi Babb). Photo by Brinkhoff / …

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