Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Fulton Street Sessions (TUTA Theatre Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

The blend of music, comedy, and empathy in TUTA Theatre Chicago's *Fulton Street Sessions* makes for a challenging and exciting night. Go see it and take a friend, the more easily-offended t…

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Woody Allen, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep Among 84th Annual Academy Award Winners by Brian Scott Lipton

The 84th Annual Academy Awards were held on Sunday, February 26 in Los Angeles and aired live on ABC-TV. Tony Award winner Billy Crystal hosted the event. The Artist took home five Academ…

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Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer, Woody Allen and More Are Oscar Winners by Andrew Gans

"The Artist" was named Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, which was held Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles to honor excellence for the 2011 year in film. B…

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STAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Opens Oscars With Marc Shaiman Number! by Stage Tube

Billy Crystal kicked off The Academy Awards with an opening number written by Tony award-winner Marc Shaiman and Billy Crystal. The song paid a tribute to the nominees for Best Picture. Watc…

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Woody Allen Receives Academy Award for Writing by BroadwayWorld

The 2012 Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay has been awarded to Woody Allen for the film Midnight in Paris.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Beyond the Horizon by David Finkle

The Irish Repertory Theatre presents Eugene O'Neill's groundbreaking 1920 work about an unhappy marriage.

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STAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Opens Oscars With Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Song! by Stage Tube

Billy Crystal kicked off The Academy Awards with an opening number written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The song paid a tribute to the nominees for Best Picture. Watch the performance …

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Watch Cirque du Soleil Perform at the Academy Awards! by BroadwayWorld

Cirque du Soleil performed at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, paying a tribute to going to the movies. Watch their performance here

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Christopher Plummer Receives Academy Award for Actor in a Supporting Role by BroadwayWorld

The 2012 Academy Award for Actor in a Supporting Role has been awarded to Christopher Plummer for his performance in Beginners.

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Theater Review: O’Neill’s ‘Beyond the Horizon’ at Irish Repertory Theater by Ben Brantley

Life is a dream-smothering joker in Eugene O’Neill’s bleak drama “Beyond the Horizon,” at the Irish Repertory Theater.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Just because I like this picture . . . not to mention gay Marines . . . by Thomas Garvey

US Marine Brandon Morgan greets his partner Dalan at his homecoming. Just btw, now there's a Gay Marines Facebook page.The Hub Review, the guide to everything that matters in Boston and else…

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Hay Fever

Legit Reviews||Abroad: In the second act of Noel Coward's weekend-in-the-country comedy "Hay Fever," Judith (Lindsay Duncan), her family and a gaggle of deliciously ill-matched …

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Poetic License Rips into the Poetry of Plagiarism by Suzanna Bowling

Poetic License Rips into the Poetry of Plagiarism: Plagiarism and false credit is a running theme as “Poetic License” playing at 59E59 Theaters joins “CQ/CX” and “Seminar,” in ri…

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STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken Talks to CBS News! by Stage Tube

Alan Menken let CBS News into his home today. He showed off his Oscar Awards and gave a detailed account of the way he writes music for movies, using his newest project, 'Mirror, Mirror' as …

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STAGE TUBE: Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo Perform 'It's Us Against the World!' by Stage Tube

Broadway veterans and real life couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo performed their new duet, It's Us Against the World, at the MovieGuide Awards on February 24th. Check out their performance…

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TheatreScene: February 26, 2012 by JK

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN ROUND 5 OF HOT/HOTTER!AND YOU ONLY HAVE 3 DAYS LEFT TO PICK BROADWAY'S MOST ROMANTIC COUPLE!(LOOK TO YOUR LEFT AND CAST YOUR VOTES!)BROADWAY PICTURES OF THE W…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Stagecraft dominates 'Orpheus and Eurydice'

"Orpheus" runs through March 10 at Seattle Opera.

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Los Angeles Theater Review: “NEW JERUSALEM, THE INTERROGATION OF BARUCH DE SPINOZA AT TALMUD TORAH CONGREGATION: AMSTERDAM, JULY 27, 1656 (West Coas by Jason Rohrer

A LACK OF PHILOSOPHY Elina de Santos’ production of David Ives’ 2008 New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 …

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The Jacksonian: Theater Review by Myron Meisel

Myron Meisel Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Bill Pullman star in the bold play set in the titular hotel on the outskirts of Jackson, Miss. by playwright Beth Henley.read more

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Opera review: Los Angeles Opera's 'Albert Herring' by Mark Swed

Mark Swed reviews Los Angeles Opera's sassy and well performed production of Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring."

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On Validation by Michelle Carter by HowlRound

Part I: What We Want Wake well-rested. Grains, fruit, wheat toast, no butter. Floss with confidence. Feel good about yourself and others will feel good about you. The phone rings, the new em…

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News: RSC production of Edgar's Heart transfers to Duchess, 23 Apr

As previously tipped, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of David Edgar’s new play Written on the Heart::E8831320746747 will transfer to the West End’s Duchess Thea…

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Hay Fever, Noël Coward Theatre by Alexandra Coghlan

“Winsome” isn’t a word you hear very often these days. The taint of coy, simpering campery already hung about it in the 1920s when Noel Coward gave it a starring role in the after-dinn…

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The Daughter-in-Law, The Lowry, Salford by Philip Radcliffe

“Am I for t’ see mi own lad bitted an’ bobbed? Theer’s more blort than bustle i’ this world - an’ ‘er’s a clat-fart”. Welcome to the old curiosity shop of English drama, fr…

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Criss & Kermit the Frog Perform a Duet! by Stage Tube

GLEE's Darren Criss and Kermit the Frog performed a duet for E Online. They sang Rainbow Connection at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for E's live Oscar countdown. Their duet is in honor of t…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:29PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda/Tyler Martins' #SondheimLowerBackTattoo Trending on Twitter by BroadwayWorld

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tyler Martins started a Twitter conversation about a Stephen Sondheim lower back tattoo. The topic is now trending on Twitter with numerous tweets of tattoo ideas

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NY Review: 'Beyond the Horizon' by David Sheward

The Irish Repertory Theatre blows the dust off Eugene O'Neill's 1920 Pulitzer Prize winner, "Beyond the Horizon," in this fresh and challenging production.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Fisherman (Stage Left Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Playwright Jayme McGhan has penned a tribute to the working class. McGhan writes about corporate corruption from the point of view of those affected by top decision makers. Despite strong p…

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Actor Erland Josephson Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Swedish actor Erland Josephson, best known for his long collaboration with Ingmar Bergman, has died at age 88, according to EW.com. Josephson met Bergman when he was 16 and participated as …

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Photo Flash: Darren Criss Sings a Duet With Kermit the Frog! by BroadwayWorld

E Online posted a sneak peek of GLEE's Darren Criss performing a duet with Kermit the Frog. They will be performing on E's Oscar Countdown in honor of the Oscar-nominated song Man or Muppet …

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TT: P.P.C.

My trip to Florida is now history, and I have a hell of a rough week ahead of me. In...

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TT: Just because

David Frye impersonates Gregory Peck, James Mason, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, William F. Buckley, Jr., Richard Nixon, Bobby Kennedy, and...

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TT: Almanac

"No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person." Willa Cather, Alexander's Bridge...

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Second part of lauded trilogy to be produced in Twin Cities in the fall

Two new shows announced for the Guthrie Theater's studio season

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Claudia Quintet to perform in New Music Circle series

Don't miss this acclaimed progressive jazz combo.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Lyn Gardner on critics writing plays by Lyn Gardner

I've been asked to write a play. What a dreadful idea'Critics," said the Irish writer Brendan Behan, "are like eunuchs in a harem. They know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, bu…

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Howard Kissel: An Appreciation by David Rooney

In the age of the blogosphere, in which everyone’s a critic and in which informed, impartial analysis often takes a backseat to gleeful off-the-cuff savagery or unrestrained gush, the deat…

Linked From The Hollywood Reporter at 05:19PM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Honoring Excellence in Black Theater: A Night with Woodie King Jr. by HowlRound

Over the past few years in New York it has been difficult to not get swept up in the wave of passion and creativity that has come from the black theater community in response to not just the…

Linked From HowlRound at 04:48PM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Agyness Deyn: 'Who am I?' by Decca Aitkenhead

At the age of 29, the supermodel formerly known as Laura Hollins is starting a stage career and pondering some philosophical questions. And yes, she is 29 – she doesn't fib about her age a…

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Howard Kissel dies at 69

Legit News: Was theater critic at N.Y. Daily News

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Funky Punks at Geffen by Pauline Adamek

The Troubador Theater Company’s ‘Funky Punks’ are some of the friendliest and silliest clowns around. Employing a creative use of simple props and settings, the cast of ten jump around…

Linked From Arts Beat LA at 03:18PM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'Drowning Ophelia' by Robert Windeler

Riff Collective's rock riff on Shakespeare's "Hamlet," part of Frigid New York, has much to recommend in its music and performances, but the plot palls.

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In the Heights star Perry Young has first show energy, eight times a week by Luis-Enrique Arrazola

Perry Young was living as a struggling actor in Los Angeles, navigating his way through the often volatile television and film industry, when he finally landed his big break in the cross-cou…

Linked From National Post (Canada) at 02:54PM

National Ballet of Canada goes down the rabbit hole again by Melody Lau

The National Ballet of Canada announced their 2012/13 season Monday morning, and included are two returning favourites and three new productions.

Linked From National Post (Canada) at 02:54PM

From Zero to hero: Jim Brochu pays tribute to legend Zero Mostel by Ben Kaplan

Jim Brochu was 14 years old when he first met Zero Mostel.

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Theatre Review: In the Heights is down in the depths by Robert Cushman

In the Heights won the 2008 Tony for best Broadway musical and, unlike some other recipients, it deserved to. It also introduced a newish musical sound to Broadway and, again unlike some oth…

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David Mirvish named University of Guelph chancellor by Melody Lau

David Mirvish, the Canadian theatre producer, art collector and lifelong supporter of the arts, has been named the new chancellor of the University of Guelph.

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Theatre Reviews: It’s man vs. man in The Double and Hughie, two delightful duets by Robert Cushman

Time to order a double-double. The show called The Double is based on a Dostoevski novella of the same title, concerning one Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin. Or rather two Yakov Petrovich Golyadki…

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Theatre Review: It’s Harry meets satire in Potted Potter by Robert Cushman

The performers and producers of Potted Potter claim their show can be understood without any knowledge of the source material, and I can proclaim, from the full depths of my ignorance, that …

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Potted Potter creators cast spells with speed by Luis-Enrique Arrazola

Imagine trying to cram the 3,000 pages of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter saga into a 70-minute live performance. Seem impossible? Not only have Daniel Clarkson and Jeff Turner imagined it, they…

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Theatre Review: Seeds is an impressive retelling of Monsanto court case by Robert Cushman

The documentary play Seeds centres on the 2004 patent infringement case of Monsanto vs. Schmeiser. Monsanto, the bio-tech company, claimed that Percy Schmeiser, a Saskatchewan farmer, had in…

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Review: It’s all junky business in High Life by Robert Cushman

The high life enjoyed, if that’s the word, by the four characters of Lee MacDougall’s play is a chemical one.

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Review: (Toronto) High Life by The Charlebois Post

Mike Ross, Michael Hanrahan, Oliver Dennis & Diego Matamoros(photo: Michael Cooper)A Brotherhood of MenTestosterone fills the iconic High Lifeby Beat RiceSomething strange about us …

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Two Crightons For the Price of Fun by David Dow Bentley III

Residents of the Conroe, Texas area may have been wondering about those peals of laughter rolling across North Main Street of late. Let me try to explain. On one side of the street at the Ow…

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Hay Fever – review by Michael Billington

Noel Coward, LondonHoward Davies has a gift for revitalising Coward's comedies. Having put the sexuality back into Private Lives, he now visually redefines Hay Fever and pulls off the daring…

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Aakash Odedra – review by Judith Mackrell

The Place, LondonIt's the dance equivalent of a red-carpet event to get Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as choreographers on the same programme. And it says much for t…

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This week's cultural highlights: Rampart and Laura Marling

Our critics' picks of this week's openings, plus your last chance to see and what to book now• Which cultural events are in your diary this week? Tell us in the comments belowOpening this …

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What’s Up At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival? (A Live Blog from Medialand) by Suzi Steffen

I’m at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for opening weekend, and I’m live-blogging this morning’s media coffee using Cover It Live – click the link below, and you shou…

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FRIGID Festival Interview - Jeff Woodbridge of "Stripper Lesbians" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Name: Jeff Woodbridge Show: "Stripper Lesbians" Website: www.risingsunnyc.com How did you first get involved in theatre? Way back in the 2nd grade I was cast in a readin…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Michael Shannon to perform next season at A Red Orchid by Chris Jones

Michael Shannon will return to A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago next season, the actor told the Tribune's Mark Caro in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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More thoughts on Medea by Thomas Garvey

Last night I came home to an unusual comment on my recent review of Medea at the Actors' Shakespeare Project. Here it is in full:I have just seen the performance of Mrs Israel. Well I …

Linked From The Hub Review at 12:32PM

Hay Fever, Noël Coward Theatre, London

This Coward revival has a solid cast but the staging does not always hit the right note, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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Photo Blast From The Past: Barry Bostwick 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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Arts | New Jersey: A Review of ‘Reparation,’ at Luna Stage by Michael Sommers

“Reparation,” a new drama by Gino DiIorio having its world premiere at Luna Stage, pits history against profits.

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André Gregory and Louis Malle’s ‘Vanya on 42nd Street’ by Charles Taylor

Louis Malle’s “Vanya on 42nd Street,” a filming of André Gregory’s long-rehearsed “Vanya” production, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Criterion.

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 12:19PM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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This Week on Broadway for February 26, 2012: Ted Mann and Howard Kissel by James Marino, James Marino / Broadwaystars.com

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk about CQ/CX, Galileo, Rutherford and Son, CCM’s Into The Woods and rememberances of Ted Mann and Howard Kissel. Please t…

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"A Catered Affair" Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre by John Olson

It's rare for a musical to communicate this much depth of character, and deliver so solidly on the "theatre" part of "musical theatre."

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uPick: What Best Picture Would Make the Best Musical? by Michael Block

In honor of Oscar Sunday, it's time for another uPick! There's 9 movies up for the Academy Award for Best Picture, but which one do you think would make the best musical? In case you've been…

Linked From TheaterInTheNow at 11:44AM

In the pit: The importance of the keyboard set up by George Francis

In a typical orchestra pit of a West End or professional touring show now, it’s usual to have three, sometimes four, keyboards, however it is rarely the case that pianos are used. My …

Linked From A Younger Theatre at 11:27AM

Review: Vault Festival – Excellent Choice by Sarah Williams

The glass is definitely half-full in this dark two-hander, set in a wine shop which borders on the ethereal. In just 30 minutes, Eye Saw Theatre delivers intrigue, drama and laugh-out-loud h…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/26- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by Stage Tube

Today in 2004, Fiddler on the Roof opened at the Minskoff Theatre, where it ran for 781 performances. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, an…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:26AM

Theater troupe's acting marathon tests cast's mettle by Susan Snyder

About 4:30 a.m., Bradley Wrenn knew his fellow cast members needed a lift: They had been acting for nearly nine hours straight - and had 15 more to go. So he scrapped his fireman's uniform a…

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The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to my reading of Garage Band! by Ken Davenport

Ok, here's a first in the five years (!) of Producer's Perspective history! I had another giveaway all lined up for today. I had finished the blog entry and everything. And then I got a call…

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"The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs"- A Powerful Mixture of Humor and Truth by Byrne Harrison

Review by Judd HollanderPhoto by Kevin Berne If you want to enjoy a good steak, don't visit the slaughterhouse. An old American proverb mentioned in the show program of the solo piece The Ag…

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Review: RABBIT ISLAND by Martin Denton

Chris Harcum's new play Rabbit Island is a quirky, funny, romantic comedy about figuring out who you are and what you want; and how to survive, given that knowledge, in the big city in the 2…

Linked From The New York Theatre Experience at 11:13AM

Review: SCRATCH & PITZ BURLESQUE AND VARIETY HOUR by Martin Denton

Parsing the title of Scratch & Pitz Burlesque & Variety Hour tells you nearly everything you need to know about this entertaining show at FRIGID New York.

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Review: POE-DUNK – A MATCHBOX ENTERTAINMENT by Ed Malin

Poe-Dunk by Kevin McHale is a delightful trip through all the Edgar Allen Poe stories you might not have read yet. You will really see how many-sided Mr. Poe was; did you know he anticipated…

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Review: AFTERNOON TEA WITH JANE AUSTEN by Heather J. Violanti

Charming and cheerful as one of Jane Austen’s novels, Afternoon Tea with Jane Austen is a delightful sixty-minute introduction into Austen’s life. Writer/performer Tali Brady has…

Linked From The New York Theatre Experience at 11:13AM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, et al. Win Spirit Awards by BroadwayWorld

The 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards were held in Santa Monica yesterday. The event was hosted by actor Seth Rogen.

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: CLYBOURNE PARK! by Up On The Marquee

The Broadway production of Bruce Norris's CLYBOURNE PARK will open on Thursday, April 12th at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The production is now being produced by Jujamcyn.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:24AM

Stars of Vaudeville #452: Robert Alda by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Robert Alda (Alfonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D’Abruzzo, 1914-1986). He started out as a singer and dancer in vaudeville, then moved to burlesque when vaudevi…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 10:12AM

Betty Hutton by Trav S.D.

It’s Betty Hutton’s birthday (see here for her full bio). Check out this cool artifact, a 1977 interview with her onThe Mike Douglas Show: To find out more about  the history o…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 10:12AM

Fuse Concert Review: Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at Symphony Hall by Arts Fuse Editor

John Oliver, director of the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, deserves the thanks of all involved for his willingness to take on this unenviable assignment, as well as credit for ensuring that…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 10:08AM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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84th Annual Academy Awards Are Tonight! BWW to Update Winners LIVE! by BroadwayWorld

The 84th Annual Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011, hosted by Billy Crystal, are being presented tonight, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood amp Highl…

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William Frawley by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of William Frawley, a.k.a I Love Lucy’s Fred Mertz. Go here for more on him. Fans of the show know of his vaudeville pedigree. Here’s proof: To find out mor…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 09:11AM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Gabriel Kahane Builds His Dream House by Brian Scott Lipton

The acclaimed songwriter discusses his much-anticipated new musical, February House.

Linked From TheaterMania at 08:36AM

VIENNA WAITS FOR ME by Jason Robert Brown

I've been playing "Vienna" for a long time – it's one of those songs that I can pull out at a piano bar or a party when it doesn't feel like it's the right kind of room to do one…

Linked From Jason Robert Brown at 08:22AM

POW! (Play Of The Week) by Drama Book Shop

33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman It’s about time!! I have been waiting three years for this beautiful play to be published. When I saw it in 2009, I was blown away by the poignant and sens…

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Walking Among My Yesterdays: Sweeney Todd (2005) by Kevin Daly

Another revival of Sweeney Todd looms on the horizon, this time poised to start performances in the West End next month. I’ll be in London, and have plans to take in a preview of the p…

Linked From Theatre Aficionado at Large at 08:21AM

“Merrily We Roll Along” @ Encores! by Kevin Daly

In 1981, Merrily We Roll Along opened and closed quickly, a devastating failure that became one for the record books. The day after it shuttered, the cast and crew assembled in the recording…

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The Broken Heart by StageGrade

Do critics love "The Broken Heart"?

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‘Dating Walter Dante’ is a play with a major identity crisis by Bob Bullen

Photo credit: Dean Leprairie Is it a comedy? A love story? A ghost story? A tragedy? A murder mystery? In the first scene of Dating Walter Dante, playwright Jon Steinhagen actually addresses…

Linked From Chicago Theatre Addict at 08:20AM

A Homecoming For Alvin Ailey's Artistic Director

Robert Battle started dancing as a ninth-grader at Northwestern Senior High School — a public school in one of Miami's poorest neighborhoods. "I think I work hard because I feel that I owe…

Linked From National Public Radio at 08:15AM

Stars of Vaudeville #451: Jackie Gleason by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of The Great One, Mr. Jackie Gleason. The fact that that title was bestowed upon him by Orson Welles will give some indication of how highly his artistry was regarded i…

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Buffalo Bill Cody by Trav S.D.

Today is Buffalo Bill Cody’s birthday. For my full enconium on the man go here. Below is a clip of him circa 1917, not long before he died. Got no idea what that hasty-sounding narrat…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 08:10AM

Broadway Lottery and Rush Policies For Discounted Tickets by Jonathan Mandell

Each Broadway show has a different policy to enable either the general public, or students, or young people, to buy tickets at a steep discount. Anything Goes General Rush: $30 – limited n…

Linked From The Faster Times at 08:07AM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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"Blood Knot" Connects Strongly to the Past by Jan Simpson

Almost everything is new and sleek at the Pershing Square Signature Center, the sprawling, reportedly $70 million, theater space on 42nd Street that starchitect Frank Gehry designed to be th…

Linked From Broadway & Me at 07:59AM

Perth Festival: Lucinda Childs by Alison Croggon

From the moment that Philip Glass's insistent, spiralling score erupts in the auditorium, this revival of Lucinda Child's 1979 work Dance is relentless. Each dance in this trilogy begins and…

Linked From Theatre Notes at 07:58AM

Rabbit Island by Theasy.com

2012 Frigid Festival, Kraine Theater, Off Off Broadway By Weston Clay BOTTOM LINE: A funny show about a soft-shelled Canadian man trying to find stability amidst Manhattan madness. I…

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Merrily We Roll Along at City Center! by TheaterMania

Merrily We Roll Along at City Center! Colin Donnell, Adam Grupper, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Stanley and Betsy Wolfe preview the City Center Encores! production of …

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Aaron Carter Interview by TheaterMania

Aaron Carter Interview TheaterMania talks with the pop star about his Off-Broadway role in The Fantasticks, his fans, and his upcoming EP. From: theatermania Views: 287 5 ratings Time:…

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Latest Video News: Lindsay Pearce in Spring Awakening, Nick Jonas on cast album and much more! by TheaterMania

Latest Video News: Lindsay Pearce in Spring Awakening, Nick Jonas on cast album and much more! This week, TheaterMania reports on Lindsay Pearce in Spring Awakening, Meryl Streep and Julia …

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Ted Wiprud on Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 by New York Philharmonic

Ted Wiprud on Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 Ted Wiprud, Director of Education, on Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 13 0 ratings Time…

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Ted Wiprud on Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 by New York Philharmonic

Ted Wiprud on Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 Ted Wiprud, Director of Education, on Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 15 0 ratings Time: 03:17 More in Music

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Alisa Weilerstein on Barber's Cello Concerto by New York Philharmonic

Alisa Weilerstein on Barber's Cello Concerto Alisa Weilerstein discusses Barber's Cello Concerto. For more information visit http://nyphil.org From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 124 …

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The Philharmonic's Kidzone Live! -- in London, 02/18/2012 by New York Philharmonic

The Philharmonic's Kidzone Live! -- in London, 02/18/2012 The New York Philharmonic brings Kidzone Live!, its interactive music fair, to London's Barbican Centre, where, before the …

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Alisa Weilerstein on Joshua Weilerstein by New York Philharmonic

Alisa Weilerstein on Joshua Weilerstein Alisa Weilerstein on Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 54 2 ratings Time: 02:58 More in Music

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Alisa Weilerstein on her background by New York Philharmonic

Alisa Weilerstein on her background Alisa Weilerstein discusses her professional background. From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 58 4 ratings Time: 01:31 More in Music

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Alan Gilbert on Bach's Mass in B Minor by New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert on Bach's Mass in B Minor Alan Gilbert, Music Director, discusses Bach's Mass in B Minor From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 36 0 ratings Time: 01:05 More in Music

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The Bach Variations: A New York Philharmonic Festival by New York Philharmonic

The Bach Variations: A New York Philharmonic Festival Pianist Andras Schiff and conductors Bernard Labadie and Masaaki Suzuki discuss "The Bach Variations: A New York Philharmonic Fest…

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Alan Gilbert on Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse by New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert on Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse Alan Gilbert, Music Director, on Christopher Rouse, Composer-in-Residence for the 2012-13 season. For more information visit http://n…

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Alan Gilbert on Brahms's Quintet in G Major by New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert on Brahms's Quintet in G Major Alan Gilbert, Music Director, on Brahms's Quintet in G Major. From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 24 0 ratings Time: 02:13 More in Music

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2012-13 Season Announcement by New York Philharmonic

2012-13 Season Announcement The announcement of the 2012-13 season, which took place February 22 and was Webcast live from The Greene Space. Participants include Music Director Alan Gilbert…

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Alan Gilbert on the Feb 14-16, 2013 program by New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert on the Feb 14-16, 2013 program Alan Gilbert, Music Director, on the February 14-16, 2013 program featuring Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. …

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Spring Awakening by Songs From The Musicals

Spring Awakening Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, John Gallagher Jr and company performing highlights from the original Broadway production. No copyright infringement intended. http://www.song…

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Merrily We Roll Along by Songs From The Musicals

Merrily We Roll Along Colin Donnel, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda and company performimg hightlights from the 2012 New York City Centre Encores! production. No copyright infringe…

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Review: Bingo by A Younger Theatre

Shakespeare has retired and his theatre lies in ruins. Gone are the streets of London filth, drunken applause and royal favour. Instead, he sits in Stratford-upon-Avon among the birdsong and…

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Review: God/Head by Lori Hopkins

God/Head is less of a theatre performance and more a slightly odd practical therapy session in which the creator and primary performer of the show shares with the audience his deep and very …

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Review: Brightest and Best by Jessica Edwards

Brightest and Best begins as a caustic portrayal of the City rat race, and metamorphoses into a sophisticated musing on teaching. It follows the story of Rob (William Owen), who quits his hi…

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Review: Purge by Imogen Sarre

I left the Arcola Theatre’s performance of Sofi Oksanen’s Purge in a state of shock, the tension in my ribcage palpable. The play is about how the Estonian country and women were ravaged…

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BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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John Early

"Call Me Adam" chats with rising actor John Early about currently starring as "Juliet" in Tragedians of the City's premiere production, an all male production of "Romeo and Juliet" from Febr…

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The 10 Hottest Chorus Girls Opening in Broadway Shows by Adam Feldman

We have pictures of the 10 greatest beauties in the kicklines this spring.

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Critic's Notebook: My Meryl Streep problem by Charles McNulty

The virtuosic 'Iron Lady' star is stuck in two self-parodying modes of late: impersonating a character quite unlike herself or playing one who bears a teasing resemblance to her starry self.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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STICK FLY Talkback With Alicia Keys to be Hosted by La La Anthony by BroadwayWorld

Tomorrow's talkback, following the 8 PM performance, will be hosted by VH1 reality star La La Anthony 'La La's Full Court Life'.

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Curious Theatre schedules five regional premieres by Ray Mark Rinaldi

For 14 years, the Curious Theatre Company has gifted Denver with its own gift for programming. Curious specializes in presenting the sort of plays you've heard about, and wanted to see, but …

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Melba LaRose by League of Professional Theatre Women

Artistic & Administrative Director of NY Artists Unlimited, Playwright-Director-Actress New York, New York USA A relic of the Warhol days, ex-”Queen of off-off-Broadway,” and…

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The Abominable Showman, February 26, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Rex Reed (from Facebook)On the Town with BugsWhy people love nasty reviews, and a sampling of the nastiest reviews in showbiz historyBy Richard BurnettThere are reviews and then there are na…

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The Sunday Read: Arden Ryshpan on Non-Equity Shows by The Charlebois Post

44(photo by Michael Cooper)So what’s the problem with reviewing that non-Equity show anyway?by Arden Ryshpan, Executive Director, Canadian Actors' Equity AssociationA couple of weeks ago, …

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Our Favorite Matthew Morrison Moments, From "Glee," Broadway and More (Video) by Michael Gioia

Earlier this month, "Glee" and Broadway star Matthew Morrison was signed to the new record label 222, recently launched by Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" coach Adam Le…

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Irish Rep's Beyond the Horizon, Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer-Winning Work, Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 26 by Kenneth Jones

Rod Brogan, Patricia Conolly, Lucas Hall, Jonathan Judge-Russo, Aimee Laurence, Joanna Leister, Wrenn Schmidt, David Sitler and John Thomas Waite are featured in Irish Repertory Theatre'…

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PLAYBILL BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Sam Gold, Director of Seminar and Look Back in Anger by Kenneth Jones

Sam Gold began his life in theatre as a young actor, appearing as a replacement understudy in Broadway's The Diary of Anne Frank in 1997-98. What a difference 15 years has made. He's…

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"The Artist," "The Help," "War Horse," Meryl Streep, Viola Davis Among Oscar Nominees Feb. 26 by Kenneth Jones and Adam Hetrick

Billy Crystal hosts the 84th Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 26, honoring excellence for the 2011 year in film. Among the nominees for Best Picture are "War Horse," "The Artis…

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Stick Fly, With Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer and Condola Rashad, Clips Its Broadway Wings Feb. 26 by Adam Hetrick

Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly, about a summer weekend of awkward family moments and secrets revealed over scrabble and cocktails, ends its Broadway run Feb. 26 at the Cort Theatre.

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Swinging "Skiffle" Rock of One Man, Two Guvnors Will Be Heard on U.S. Release of Cast Album by Kenneth Jones

The London cast album of the inbound Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, featuring the band The Craze performing original songs by Grant Olding, and using original troupers including star …

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ON THE RECORD: A Christmas Story, Plus Mini-Albums of Shuffle Along and Blackbirds of 1928 by Steven Suskin

This week's column discusses the initial cast recording of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's A Christmas Story, plus four-song selections from the 1920s musicals Shuffle Along and Blackbi…

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Another plum for Plummer, this time from ACTRA by Gayle Macdonald

Veteran actor wins award for Barrymore performance, while Amy Price-Francis picks up best female performer honours

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