Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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THE "SMASH" REPORT: Episode 6, Or, The Pajama Top Game by Kenneth Jones

Playbill's weekly overview, with notes and comment, of the latest episode of the NBC series "Smash," about the people behind the creation of a new Broadway musical. Here's …

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Extra! Extra! Watch John Lithgow, Margaret Colin, Boyd Gaines & Co. Spread the News of The Columnist by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow, four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin, Tony nominee Stephen Kunken and Grace Gummer are making headlines in  The Columnist. Da…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Thirty Years After the End of Art and Articles: A Conversation with DISBAND by Mashinka Firunts

Correspondent Mashinka Firunts speaks with the legendary "conceptual art punk band," making a rare live appearance at Philadelphia's Vox Populi gallery

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Wispy 'Once' makes unlikely transition to Broadway by Steven Zeitchik

The modest Irish movie has been transformed into a Broadway musical, but don't expect 'The Lion King.'— Actor Steve Kazee was leaving Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre after a recent p…

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'Gypsy' movie with Barbra Streisand moving forward by David Ng

"Downton Abbey" creator and writer Julian Fellowes will pen the screenplay while Streisand and Joel Silver produce, but a director has not been announced"Downton Abbey" creator and writer Ju…

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STAGE TUBE: Listen to Hunter Parrish's New Single by Stage Tube

Hunter Parrish will release his debut album April 17, which is preceded by his single. Listen to the single, Sitting at Home, in the video below

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Mad Men Fever! Here's a Dream Cast for a Broadway Musical Version by Beth Stevens

We are so giddy for the return of Mad Men! After a year and a half break, the AMC drama returns on March 25. In anticipation of (finally!) sitting down for an evening with Don Draper and co.…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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"The Price" at Chicago's Raven Theatre by John Olson

Arthur Miller's 1968 play The Price takes place in the attic of a Manhattan brownstone that had been the family home of the play's two middle-aged brothers, and the lifetime of family mement…

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Christopher Plummer's 'Barrymore' to Take Theatrical Bow by David Rooney

The recent Oscar winner reprised the acclaimed role that earned him a Tony Award in 1997 last year in Canada in this bio-play, which was captured on film by director-adapter Érik Canuel.

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"Bring It On" in Chicago by John Olson

In bookwriter Jeff Whitty's reworking of Bring It On-with a different plot and characters than the 1990 film of this title, but based on a similar premise-a white, blonde cheerleader from a …

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From Page to Stage: The Making of Swell by Lanie Zipoy:

How do you transform a moving graphic novel about loss into a theater piece? The creators of Swell set out to answer that question when the piece premieres at the Culture Project's Women Cen…

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FREUD'S LAST SESSION Original Cast Plays Last NY Show Before Chicago Run 3/15; New Cast Opens 3/16 by BroadwayWorld

There are only three performances remaining to catch the original cast of FREUD’S LAST SESSION before they head to Chicago to star in the Midwest premiere of Mark St. Germain’s smash hit…

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Theater review: B Street's 'In Absentia' a superb comedic drama by Marcus Crowder

As Morris Panych's new play "In Absentia" opens, a woman named Colette stands in a living room talking with her husband, Tom, who stands behind her. Elisabeth Nunziato as Colette and D…

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Sacramento arts symposium talks about taxes as funding source by Edward Ortiz

A provocative word popped up Wednesday at a Sacramento symposium where arts organizations discussed the need for new revenue streams. Sacramento International Airportês new termina…

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Theater review: 3 stars for STC's 'Dial 'M' for Murder by Marcus Crowder

Frederick Knott's "Dial M for Murder" has become a popular, iconic and much-imitated thriller ever since the play first premiered on BBC television in 1952. Sacramento Theatre Company G…

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Tom Murrin: 1939-2012

It's with heavy hearts that we announce that legendary performance art pioneer and PAPER's long-time theater critic Tom Murrin has passed away after struggling with cancer. Tom, who perform…

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A change of guard at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival by Marcus Crowder

The big news out of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this spring is the retirement of executive director Paul Nicholson at the end of 2012. Romeo (Daniel JoséMolina), left, and Tyba…

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Ricky Martin returns to Broadway in ‘Evita' by Amanda P. Sidman

Ricky Martin made his return to Broadway Monday, in a reworked - more authentically Latin version - of “Evita.” The show got extra pizzazz from the pop singer, whose entrance was applaud…

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Red Light Winter – review by Elisabeth Mahoney

Ustinov Studio, BathAdam Rapp's award-winning 2005 play about a love triangle shaped by double-unrequited love begins and ends with a desperate act. In the first, playwright Matt, in Amsterd…

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Imelda Staunton: murder she baked

As she prepares to star in Sweeney Todd, Imelda Staunton talks to Kira Cochrane about evil characters, her problems with Sondheim – and when to plant sweet peasIs Imelda Staunton harbourin…

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Can We Talk About This? – review by Michael Billington

Lyttelton, London"This is Islamophobic shit," cried an angry spectator two-thirds of the way through DV8's investigation of multiculturalism. I was later told that the intervention was a "st…

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N is for national theatres by Michael Billington

The dream of a national theatre has happily come to pass, not only in England but in Wales and Scotland, too. But is regional theatre under threat as a result?I was very struck by something …

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Right now, religion in theatre doesn't have a hope in hell by Alexis Soloski

Despite its roots in ritual, religion gets barely a look-in on stage these days. Why?By all rights, theatre ought to say its prayers. According to most origin stories, theatre emerged out of…

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Watch the New Video of Ghost the Musical by Suzanna Bowling

Watch the New Video of Ghost the Musical: The newest video from is out from Ghost the Musical.

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Jack Kerouac play to receive world premiere by Matt Trueman

Beat Generation will debut at this year's Jack Kerouac Literary festival in Massachusetts, 55 years after it was writtenJack Kerouac's only full-length play will receive its world premiere t…

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Musicians to Protest Dance Company at Lincoln Center by Frank Nestor

The musicians union Local 802 will voice their disapproval of the Paul Taylor Dance Company's use of pre-recorded music.

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Christopher Plummer's 'Barrymore' goes to cinemas

NEW YORK (AP) -- Christopher Plummer's haunting portrayal of John Barrymore is being given a new audience....

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Stranger the New Bruce Hornsby Musical Gets a Reading by Suzanna Bowling

Stranger the New Bruce Hornsby Musical Gets a Reading: On March 20th The York Theater Company will introduce the music of Bruce Hornsby to the Griffin Theater in the Pershing Square Signatur…

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A Female Leading Player for 'Pippin'? by Frank Nestor

American Repertory Theater's new production of "Pippin" could have its Leading Player enacted by a woman.

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Auditions Announced for Readings of New Musical by Sting by Daniel Lehman

"The Last Ship," set in a shipyard in Newcastle, England, was inspired by Sting's childhood and will feature new music by the former Police frontman.

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'Gypsy' movie with Barbra Streisand moving forward by David Ng

The on-again, off-again movie adaptation of "Gypsy," with Barbra Streisand in the lead, is officially on again. Universal announced Tuesday that the movie project is moving forward with "Dow…

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Nick Jonas Returning for 'Smash' Season Finale by Lesley Goldberg

The singer-actor will reprise his guest-starring role as Lyle West in the May 14 season finale of the NBC musical drama.

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Jack Kerouac Play To Make Its World Premiere by Mark Kennedy

Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will produce "Beat Generation" in the novelist's hometown.

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L.A. Theatre Works moving to Sundays on KPFK-FM by David Ng

LoLos Angeles Theatre Works is changing radio stations in its hometown. Starting March 25, the radio-play series will begin broadcasting on KPFK-FM (90.7) each Sunday at 8 p.m. The show will…

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Darren Criss to appear in ACT’s 2012 season gala by David Ng

Darren Criss will provide a good measure of star power when San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre throws its annual season gala in April.

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Musicians Union Objects to Taylor Dance Company's Use of Recorded Music by Daniel J. Wakin

Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians said it would protest the Paul Taylor Dance Company's use of recorded music at Lincoln Center.

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'Blood' is thick in comedy at Dreamcatcher by Peter Filichia

Steve McIntyre “Blood: A Comedy” portrays a dysfunctional family. It stars, from left, Jessica O’Hara-Baker, Noreen Farley and David Miceli. Playwright David Lee White has pen…

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A Room With a View

Legit Reviews||Regional: E.M. Forster's 1908 "A Room With a View," detailing a battle under the Tuscan sun between Edwardian-era repression and the life force, is revealed as re…

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Donald F. Smith, Champion of Cabaret, Dies at 79 by Stephen Holden

Donald F. Smith, a champion of high-style cabaret who founded both the Mabel Mercer Foundation and the New York Cabaret Convention, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 79. The cause was con…

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Donald Smith, Cabaret Impresario, Dies at 79 by Robert Simonson

Donald Smith, a major figure in the cabaret world who produced the engagements for the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room for the decade beginning in 1982, died the morning of March 13, accordin…

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Supporters protest closing of Vancouver Playhouse by Marsha Lederman

It’s the final curtain call for the financially troubled Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, which once was the city’s key producer of theatre

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PHOTO FLASH: Robert Redford, Julie Taymor, Doug Wright Among Attendees at Sundance Institute Benefit by Tristan Fuge

On Monday, March 12, Sundance Institute presented its first New York benefit event at New York Theatre Workshop and The Bowery Hotel. Sundance Institute President & Founder Robert Redfor…

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Breaking News: REBECCA to Open at Broadhurst Theatre Fall 2012 by BroadwayWorld

Now, on the show's official Facebook page, lead producer Ben Sprecher writes Rebecca is moving forward. We have identified the final missing piece of investment and the Shuberts to whom I sh…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Goodspeed's "Mame" Cast Announced by Frank Rizzo

Kirsten Wyatt Is Agnes GoochKirsten Wyatt (Broadway's "Elf," "Grease," "High Fidelity" and "Urinetown") will play Agnes Gooch in the musical "Mame" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East …

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Binge Britain in the spotlight

Last summer, the performance artist Bryony Kimmings locked herself in a warehouse in Bethnal Green, east London and got drunk for a week. Not for fun, you understand, but in the name of art:…

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First for helicopter opera

The Birmingham Opera Company is to take to the skies to stage the first complete performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's opera Mittwoch aus Licht (Wednesday from Light).

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Leslie Odom Jr. - Starring in Smash and Leap of Faith by DanceOn

Leslie Odom Jr. is currently starring in Smash on NBC and the new musical Leap of Faith. Find out what it's like for the triple threat to juggle being in a new musical and a major television…

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Les Miserables 2012 Movie Cast - Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter by DanceOn

Les Miserables 2012 Movie Cast - Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter Les Miserables is being adapted as a 2012 Hollywood musical film! Hugh Jackman is said to b…

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Shivered, Southwark Playhouse by Aleks Sierz

Polymath Philip Ridley is British theatre’s prince of imaginative writing. At the moment, he’s clearly on a roll, and this year his diary has been filing up fast. First, there was a maje…

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London Calling: NYC exports Apollo Amateur Night

The legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem is exporting its Amateur Night to London for a limited engagement.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Video of the Week: Bernadette Peters Sings “Roses Turn” by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

In honor of the news that Julian Fellowes is writing the script for the Barbara Streisand film version of GYPSY, we thought we’d share Bernadette Peters singing “Rose’s Tur…

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Full Casting Announced for Pipe Dream at New York City Center by Andy Propst

Complete casting has been announced for the New York City Center Encores! production of Pipe Dream, to run March 28-April 1. Marc Bruni will direct the presentation, which will have music …

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Presenters and performers announced for 2011 LADCC Awards show by Pauline Adamek

  The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) annually gives awards for excellence in theatre.  You can now follow them on twitter via @LADramaCC  Presenters and performers have been…

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Louise Pitre to Lead Goodspeed's MAME; Full Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Goodspeed Musicals will coax the blues right out a the horn with its much-anticipated new production of Mame. The bold and brassy musical comedy will run from April 20 July 1 at the Goodspe…

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BWW TV: Louise Pitre Previews 'Boy with the Bugle' from Goodspeed's MAME! by BroadwayWorld TV

Goodspeed Musicals will present its much-anticipated new production of Mame. The brassy musical comedy will run from April 20 July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Toda…

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STAGE TUBE: Joan & Melissa Rivers Visit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT! by Stage Tube

The Tony Award winning production of Bette Midler's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL celebrate its one year anniversary on Broadway and 500,000th audience member worldwide on Tuesda…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'Deep Are the Roots' by Erik Haagensen

Metropolitan Playhouse's production of Arnaud d'Usseau and James Gow's hit 1945 drama about racial bigotry, "Deep Are the Roots," is a corker.

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Complete Casting Announced for Encores! Pipe Dream, Starring Laura Osnes and Will Chase by Broadway.com

Casting is set for the upcoming Encores! production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pipe Dream. The production, directed by Marc Bruni and starring the previously announced Laur…

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Review: Camino Real (Goodman Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

With Rebecca Ringst’s gorgeous Babylon-in-Neon set , *Camino Real* looks stunning. Conventional it is not. If you’re looking for a three-act conflict-crisis-resolution, this show might d…

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Mad Men Fever! Here's a Dream Cast for a Musical Version by Beth Stevens

We are so giddy for the return of Mad Men! After a year and a half break, the AMC drama returns on March 25. In anticipation of (finally!) sitting down for an evening with Don Draper and co.…

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MTC’s WIT Begins Final 7 Performances of Acclaimed Run Tonight by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club’s acclaimed production of WIT the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow will end its extended engagement at MTC’s Samuel J. Fried…

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NY Review: 'All Hands' by Jason Fitzgerald

In "All Hands" at Incubator Arts Project, Hoi Polloi's first-rate ensemble explores the notion of community in a smart and refreshingly theatrical evening.

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Disney Taps New York Stage Talent for Cruise Line Theater by Patrick Healy

Disney taps New York stage talent to create ambitious theater for its four-ship cruise line.

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The Afternoon Report, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more informa…

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Walker Art Center showcases 'The Turin Horse'

The final film by Hungarian legend Bela Tarr runs Mar. 22-25

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Pipe Dream's Full Casting Announced for Encores! Run by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Complete casting has been announced for the New York City Center Encores! production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, starring the previously announced Leslie Uggams, Will Chase …

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Broadway Paid Tribute to Patti LuPone in Song at Patti's Turn; Plus Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's "You're the Top" Lyrics by Andrew Gans

The Acting Company saluted Tony and Olivier winner Patti LuPone (Evita, Anything Goes, Gypsy, Master Class, Les Miserables, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), a founding member and …

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School of Rock and Rock of Ages Ready to Roll Against Cancer

Playbill stopped by as the cast of Broadway's Rock of Ages and the youngsters from the music school School of Rock rehearsed for their joint March 14 concert which will benefit the "world's …

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Nigel Lythgoe SYTYCD Season 9 Auditions - So You Think You Can Dance by DanceOn

Nigel Lythgoe SYTYCD Season 9 Auditions - So You Think You Can Dance So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) held auditions for Season 9 in Los Angeles, and DanceOn was there! SYTYCD executive …

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PHOTO FLASH: Julie Andrews, Kristen Chenoweth, Richard Gere Honor Rob Marshall at Roundabout Gala by Tristan Fuge

On Monday, March 12, Roundabout Theatre Company held their 2012 spring gala, From Screen to Stage, at Hammerstein Ballroom where the company honored director Rob Marshall with the Jason Roba…

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PHOTO FLASH: Louise Pitre, Judith Blazer and Goodspeed Mame Cast Members Meet the Press by David Gordon

Louise Pitre, Judith Blazer and other cast members from Goodspeed Musicals' production of Mame met the press Tuesday, March 13 at Pearl Studios. The production will run at the Goodspeed…

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Broadway at Birdland to Present Karen Mason and Brent Barrett in Sing Happy by Bethany Rickwald

Broadway at Birdland is set to present Broadway stars Karen Mason and Brent Barrett in Sing Happy, April 9 at 7pm. In the show, the two friends will combine their voices to celebrate the mu…

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Greg Reiner Appointed Executive Director of Classic Stage Company by Andy Propst

Greg Reiner has been named executive director of Classic Stage Company (CSC), effective March 19. He succeeds Jessica R. Jenen, who departed CSC last fall. Reiner previously served as ex…

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Andre Braugher, Alicia Keys, Alfre Woodard Among Artists Represented in Annual Television Academy Honors Shows by Andy Propst

The seven programs that will be honored at the Fifth Annual Television Academy Honors have been announced, according to a report on Deadline.com. The honors will be bestowed in a ceremony t…

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PHOTO FLASH: Denis O'Hare, Robert Redford, Rubin Santiago-Hudson et al. at Sundance Institute Benefit by Tristan Fuge

On Monday, March 12, Sundance Institute presented its first New York benefit event at New York Theatre Workshop and The Bowery Hotel. Sundance Institute President & Founder Robert Redfor…

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PHOTO FLASH: Beau Bridges, Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Lopez at NCTF Broadway Roundtable by David Gordon

Beau Bridges, Kathleen Chalfant, Gordon Edelstein, Jeremy Gerard, Margo Lion, and Robert Lopez took part in the National Corporate Theatre Fund's 9th Annual NCTF Broadway Roundtable lun…

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Full Cast Announced for Encores! PIPE DREAM by BroadwayWorld

Casting is complete for Rodgers and Hammersteins Pipe Dream, the second Encores production of the 2011-12 season, running March 28 April 1. Pipe Dream will be directed by Marc Bruni with mu…

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Connie Chats on Opening Night: American Night by Connie Danese

At the opening of American Night at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on Sunday, Connie chatted with Richard Montoya, Stephanie Beatriz, René Millán, Herbert Siguenza and Josh Cooke. READ MORE

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MTC's WIT Concludes Broadway Run March 17 by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Clubs acclaimed production of WIT the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow will end its extended engagement at MTCs Samuel J. Friedman Th…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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TT: Snapshot

Excerpts from Jerome Robbins' Broadway, as seen on the 1989 Tony Awards telecast: (This is the latest in a series...

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TT: Almanac

"'I know myself,' he cried, 'but that is all.'" F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise...

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TT: A great day

The MacDowell Colony, America's oldest artists' colony, has informed me that I've been accepted as a guest for a five-week...

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People You Should Know . . . Cotton Wright by Zack

Cotton Wright is an actress andsinger here in New York. She's worked withseveral Indie Theater companies, including, Flux Theatre Ensemble,Nosedive Productions, MT Works, Oberon Theatre Ense…

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An intimate 'Light' shines in Rogers Park by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Light in the Piazza" by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe ★★★★ THEATER REVIEW: "The Light in the Piazza" by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatr…

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The Columnist’s John Lithgow, Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin & More Meet the Press by Broadway.com

The dizzying and dazzling 1960s political world, where journalists were kings, is brought to life as the world premiere of The Columnist readies to make headlines on the Great White Way…

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Review: The Light in the Piazza (Theo Ubique Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s latest musical labor of love, where the sounds are superb even when the story stumbles. Throughout, co-directors Fred Anzevino and Brenda Didier honor the rom…

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Theater Review: ‘All Hands,’ by Hoi Polloi, at Incubator Arts Project by Jason Zinoman

“All Hands,” a Hoi Polloi production at the Incubator Arts Project, portrays a secret society of vague purpose, with smiling members. But it’s not exactly as sinister as that sounds.

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Second Preview of Evita Revival Canceled by Andrew Gans

Producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders announced that the March 13 second preview of the Broadway revival of Evita has been canceled.

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High, Starring Kathleen Turner, Will Play Toronto in Spring by Kenneth Jones

Kathleen Turner will bring her performance as a salty nun in Matthew Lombardo's High to Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre May 8-13. Since its short life on Broadway in spring 2011, t…

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Readings of Broadway-Aimed Chance Encounters Will Feature Bernadette Robinson by Andrew Gans

Private industry presentations of Joanna Murray-Smith's Chance Encounters, which was acclaimed in its Australian debut, will be presented March 15-16 at New World Stages.

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Backward Ran Sentences by Brad Hathaway

The Best of Wolcott Gibbs from The New Yorker So, there I was sitting in my dentist’s office chuckling, chortling and laughing out loud as I read this book. It isn’t often that I…

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March 13 Preview of Broadway's Evita Has Been Canceled by Dan Bacalzo

The second preview performance of the Broadway revival of Evita, at the Marquis Theatre, has been canceled for tonight, March 13. The cancellation is due to the theater's deluge syste…

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PHOTO FLASH: New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin Meets the Blue Man Group by Dan Bacalzo

New York Knicks' star basketball player Jeremy Lin met members of The Blue Man Group at Chelsea Piers on Friday, March 2. Lin, the Knicks and the Blue Men were there as part of a chari…

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Alan Rickman, Noah Robbins, Sigourney Weaver Set for Benefit Reading of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal by Dan Bacalzo

Alan Rickman, Noah Robbins, and Sigourney Weaver will star in a benefit reading of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, to be presented at The Museum of Jewish Heritage on Tuesday, April 3 at…

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Maltz Jupiter Theatre's Andrew Kato Promoted to Producing Artistic Director by Bethany Rickwald

Andrew Kato of Maltz Jupiter Theatre has been promoted from his position as artistic director to that of producing artistic director. During his seven years at the theater, Kato has produce…

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Video Feature: Superstar Shines Again by Brian Scott Lipton and Tristan Fuge

Des McAnuff and the company of Jesus Christ Superstar discuss the landmark musical's Broadway revival.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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EXCLUSIVE: Behind The Scenes Of SUPERSTAR, Lloyd Webber's New Talent Search! by Carrie Dunn

We go exclusively behind the scenes of the third day of callbacks for Superstar - Andrew Lloyd Webber's new search for a star to lead the cast of his planned concert revival of Jesus Christ …

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Comedian Danny Bhoy won’t offend mother again by Philip Brown

Cutup glad to be back at Massey Hall, where his long tales get an audience.

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Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre by Stephen Sorokoff

Stars of both stage and screen joined the celebration when the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre honored Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin at the Off-Broadway companys annual Gala…

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'Falling': Why there aren't more plays about air disasters by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Falling: A Wake" at the Rivendell Theatre ★ THEATER REVIEW: "Falling: A Wake" at the Rivendell Theatre ★ ... At the top of Gary Kirkham's "Falling: A Wake," the…

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Everything’s Coming up Patti LuPone! The Acting Company Honors the Tony Winner at Patti’s Turn Gala by Broadway.com

The Acting Company honored one of its own on March 12, and the stars flocked to Manhattan's Kaye Playhouse to celebrate Broadway legend Patti LuPone. Patti’s Turn, a nod to Lu…

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Watch Jeremy Jordan Discuss His Life-Long Obsession with Newsies on The View by Broadway.com

Newsies star Jeremy Jordan returned to The View, the show where Newsies made its TV debut back in September 2011, to talk about the muscial's highly anticipated Broadway transf…

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You Must Love Them! Check Out Photos of Evita’s First Preview by Broadway.com

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita is back on Broadway! The production now playing at the Marquis Theatre marks the first Broadway revival of the musical since its 1979 premiere.…

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Second Preview Performance of Evita Canceled by Broadway.com

The second preview performance of Broadway’s Evita has been canceled due to technical issues in the Marquis Theatre. The deluge system, a large reservoir of water stored above the stag…

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Debra Messing, Mario Cantone and More Stars Honor Linda Lavin at 2012 Vineyard Theatre Benefit Gala by Broadway.com

Stars of stage and screen flocked to the Hudson Theater on March 12 to honor Linda Lavin at the Vineyard Theatre’s 2012 Benefit Gala. Celebs Smash headliner Debra Messing, funnyma…

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Theater Review: ‘Hindsight,’ by Simon Van Booy, at the Drilling Company Theater by Eric Grode

In Simon Van Booy’s “Hindsight,” a chance encounter between two women develops into a revealing exchange.

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Kathleen Turner returning to Toronto stage in May

Actress to star in Matthew Lombardo's play ‘High’ for a week-long run

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In Search of the Artistic Home by Sarah Gubbins

Jamie Gahlon has asked theater artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home.

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Christopher Plummer Recreates Tony-Winnning Barrymore Turn in Film; Will Go Wide Following Canadian Screenings by Kenneth Jones

The film "Barrymore," starring 2012 Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer in the role that won him a Tony Award, will be shown at select cinemas in Canada beginning in May 2012 …

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PHOTO CALL: Broadway's The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Meets the Press by Matthew Blank

The Broadway world premiere of David Auburn's The Columnist will begin previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre April 4.

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Tony Winner Michele Pawk Will Direct Charlotte D'Amboise in Reading of Secondary Impact by Andrew Gans

An industry-only invited rehearsal of the new play with dance Secondary Impact will be presented March 15 in Manhattan.

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Film Version of Barrymore, Starring Christopher Plummer, to Premiere in Select Movie Theaters May 2012 by Dan Bacalzo

The film, Barrymore, starring Christopher Plummer, will be shown at select cinemas in Canada beginning in May 2012 and throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Afr…

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Scandinavian American Theater Company to Present American Premiere of Pinocchio's Ashes by Bethany Rickwald

Scandinavian American Theater Company is set to present the American premiere of Danish playwright Jokum Rohde's Pinocchio's Ashes, April 13-29 at Theater for the New City. Hennin…

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Rebecca Gibel, Stephen Thorne, Nance Williamson Set for Trinity Rep's Boeing-Boeing by Bethany Rickwald

Trinity Rep has announced casting for its upcoming production of Boeing-Boeing, to run April 13-May 13 in the Chace Theater. Fred Sullivan Jr. will direct. Written by Marc Camoletti and tr…

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Cabaret Impresario Donald Smith Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Donald Smith, the noted cabaret impresario, has died, according to reliable sources. Smith founded the Mabel Mercer Foundation in 1985, and created the annual New York Cabaret Convention, a…

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Wicked to Kick Off Smith Center for the Performing Arts Broadway Subscription Series by Bethany Rickwald

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is set to present the Las Vegas premiere of Wicked, August 29-October 7, to kick off its 2012-2013 Broadway-subscription series. With music and lyri…

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Photo Coverage: Robert Redford, Julie Taymor & More Celebrate Sundance Institute in NYC by Jennifer Broski

Last night, March 12, Robert Redford hosted the first-ever New York benefit celebrating The Sundance Institute Theatre Program at The Bowery Hotel. Participants included Sundance Institute T…

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No, Mickey Rooney Isn’t Playing Sweeney Todd by Anne Gesling

Why shouldn't a "community theater" -- er, "non-union theater" -- tackle Sweeney Todd? A producer of Morgan-Wixson Theatre's current production of Sondheim's challenging musical answers that…

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Photo Coverage: DAMN YANKEES Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Paper Mill Playhouse just opened Damn Yankees, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by Denis Jones. The cast features Howard McGi…

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THE BEST MAN Campaign Challenge Winners Announced!

Broadway's Best Shows and Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN are happy to announce the winners of the Campaign Challenge!

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Julie Andrews, Kristin Chenoweth & More Honor the ‘Brilliant’ Rob Marshall at the Roundabout Gala by Broadway.com

On March 12, star-studded guests flocked to the Hammerstein Ballroom to support six-time Tony-nominated director and choreographer Rob Marshall. Hosted by Tony winner Martin Short, the Round…

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After First Bow, Evita Stars Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris Meet the Press by Broadway.com

Just moments after taking their first bow on Broadway, the three stars of Evita joined director Michael Grandage for a press conference fit for the first lady of Argentina. On March 12, Rick…

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League of Independent Theater Wants to Hear from You by Martin Denton

As many of you know, I sit on the Board of Directors of the League of Independent Theater. This group is getting ready to launch (in August) an ambitious and commendable new undertaking R…

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The new challenges for arts marketing and PR specialists (and journalists, too, if we still exist) by Mark Shenton

On Friday I cited one example here of the new challenges presented by journalists like myself working on new or evolving media like Twitter, referring to a PR who had challenged something I …

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Robert Cushman on the ‘insider’ deal with Stratford’s new director Antoni Cimolino by Robert Cushman

On Sunday it was announced that Antoni Cimolino will be the next artistic director of the Stratford Festival. This was not a surprise. What was surprising, or at least unexpected, is that hi…

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Sascha Cole draws on the story of Anne Frank by Luis-Enrique Arrazola

For most adults, a quick walk through the halls of a high school likely conjure up a pang or two of nostalgia. For actress Sascha Cole, though, a trip down the halls of Toronto's Central Com…

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Hip-hop theater artist at the Walker this weekend

Marc Bamuthi Joseph developed his new piece while in residency at Walker Art Center last summer.

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Can We Talk About This?, National Theatre, London

This challenging piece of dance theatre explores the relationship between free speech and militant Islam

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Lysistrata Jones' Patti Murin Cast in Upcoming CBS Pilot by Michael Gioia

Patti Murin, who originated the title role in Lysistrata Jones, has been cast as the female lead in an upcoming CBS pilot, according to Deadline.com.

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Julian Fellowes Will Author Gypsy Screenplay for Barbra Streisand Film by Adam Hetrick

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes has been enlisted to adapt the screen remake of Gypsy, the iconic showbiz musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, whic…

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PHOTO CALL: Revised Lost in Yonkers, Starring Cynthia Harris, Plays Off-Broadway by Matthew Blank

Cynthia Harris is the imperious immigrant grandmother in The Actors Company Theatre/TACT revival of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning Lost in Yonkers, beginning March 13 at Off-Br…

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PHOTO CALL: Sneak Peek at Bernadette Peters on "Smash" by Matthew Blank

Two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters will guest star on the March 19 episode of NBC's "Smash." Here is a sneak peek at the installment, titled "The Workshop."

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La Jolla's Hands on a Hardbody Musical Will Star Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster, Jarrod Emick and More by Kenneth Jones

The world premiere of Hands on a Hardbody, the new musical about a Texas-set endurance competition, will star Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick and Tony nominees Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster …

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Smash Report: Spooky Leading Lady Hell Dream by Michael Block

“Let Me Be Your Star” starts off the show! Our favorite song has returned, but Ivy for some reason can’t hit that glory note. Is this foreshadowing for something? I think so! At rehear…

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PHOTO FLASH: John Lithgow, Margaret Colin, Boyd Gaines and Company at The Columnist Press Event by David Gordon

The cast and creative team of David Auburn's The Columnist met the press Tuesday, March 13 at Manhattan Theatre Club's rehearsal studio.The show begins previews at MTC's Samue…

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Big Art Group to Present Broke House by Bethany Rickwald

Big Art Group is set to present Broke House, April 6-22 at Abrons Arts Center. Caden Manson will direct. Created by Caden Manson, Jemma Nelson, and Big Art Group, Broke House explores the …

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Julian Fellowes to Write Screenplay for Gypsy, Starring Barbra Streisand by Dan Bacalzo

Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes will write the screenplay for the film adaptation of Gypsy, according to Deadline.com. As previously reported, Barbra Streisand will star as Momma Rose, …

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SERIES: Vancouver Playhouse - What Went Wrong? by The Charlebois Post

Theatre and Vancouver: A Difficult RelationshipThis city also has no cultural soul whatsoever.by Aaron Craven of Mitch and Murray Productions(published November 10, 2011, at Everyone Has The…

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Series: Vancouver Playhouse - What Went Wrong? by The Charlebois Post

What Just Happened?!?!by Sabrina Evertt, Artistic Producer, Twenty Something Theatre, Vancouver(Reprinted by permission)Yesterday I was reeling. I had a very hard time believing that it…

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Oscar Winner & Downton Abbey Creator Julian Fellowes to Adapt Script for Barbra Streisand's GYPSY by BroadwayWorld

Producers Barbra Streisand and Joel Silver have set Academy Award-winning writer Julian Fellowes to pen the screenplay adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents Tony Award winning m…

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STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES' Jeremy Jordan Visits THE VIEW! by Stage Tube

Jeremy Jordan, who stars as Jack Kelly in Newsies on Broadway, satt down with the co-hosts of the ABC daytime television program The View this morning, March 13th. This marked Jordan's secon…

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Photo Flash: Old Globe's ANNA CHRISTIE- Production Shots! by BroadwayWorld

The Old Globe just began performances for Anna Christie, Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece about the knotty relationship between an old sailor and his estranged daughter. The production is direct…

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BWW TV: Julie Taymor & More Talk Sundance Institute at Robert Redford-Hosted NYC Benefit by BroadwayWorld TV

Last night, March 12, Robert Redford hosted the first-ever New York benefit celebrating the Sundance Institute Theatre Program at The Bowery Hotel. Participants included Sundance Institute T…

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Photo Coverage: Laura Benanti, Kevin Kline, Sutton Foster and more Celebrate Patti LuPone at PATTI'S TURN! by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Last night, March 13, The Acting Company of New York presented the special event PATTI'S TURN, a tribute to Patti LuPone, at the Kaye Playhouse. The all-star event saluted the career of one …

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Barbra Streisand Taps Downton Abbey Creator Julian Fellowes to Pen Gypsy Remake by Broadway.com

Producers Barbra Streisand and Joel Silver have hired Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to pen the screenplay for the previously announced Gypsy film remak…

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Catch Adam Chanler-Berat, Christian Borle & Co. at Peter and the Starcatcher Rehearsal by Broadway.com

Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Christian Borle are bringing “sexy” back to Neverland (their word, not ours) with a sassy retelling of the story of Peter Pan in Pete…

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Spin City Starring Spider-Man’s Christina Sajous Episode 4: Channeling Project Runway’s Tim Gunn by Broadway.com

Christina Sajous has had our heads spinning with the revolving door of famous friends hosting her Broadway.com video blog Spin City at Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark. After enlistin…

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Industry Ticket Offers by Chicago Plays

Girl You Know It's True - Pavement Group at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St, is offering $15 industry tickets for Monday, 4/23. Use code "INDUSTRY" while purchasing online at http://w…

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Review - Carrie - Off-Broadway Revival by Christopher Caggiano

"Carrie - There's never been a musical like her" That was the tag line in the ads for Carrie when it first appeared on stage in 1988. At the time, it was certainly true, but not really in th…

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Contest - Win Two Tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar Revival on Broadway by Christopher Caggiano

As you may have read, two formidable cultural icons are making double comebacks on Broadway this season: Jesus Christ and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The former is represented by both Godspell and …

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Can We Talk About This?, Lyttelton Theatre, The National, London by Mark Shenton

Lyttelton Theatre, The National, London: Even the title is weighted, provocative and ironic: Can We Talk About This? is about a subject that there now seem to be implicit boundaries around d…

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Miss Fortune, Royal Opera House, London by George Hall

Royal Opera House, London: Punning titles aside, Judith Weir's latest opera, premiered at the Bregenz Festival in Austria last year, creates a mixed impression on its arrival on the com…

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The Glorious Ones, Landor, London by Paul Vale

Landor, London: In the early 17th century a troupe of travelling players excel at the art of improvisational comedy that will eventually become known as commedia dell'arte. Thankfully L…

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IAM, Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh by Thom Dibdin

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh: Mesmerising and unsettling, Errol White and Davina Givan's new piece for a company of five female and three male dancers lulls and allures in equal measure…

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Arts Educational School three-year BA acting showcase, Criterion, London by Susan Elkin

Criterion, London: Showcases aren't always good theatre. That isn't, after all, their purpose. But the 28 students in this graduating group, a pretty even male/female split, presen…

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Toward a Visible Theatre by Caridad Svich

(Generation Without Borders is an essay series created by TCG for the 50th Anniversary of World Theatre Day. ) How does one write a life? Where does the will to intervene socially and polit…

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Live! On Stage! It's Your Grandpa, Or Someone Pretty Close! Telling Jokes! by Marc Hirsh

It used to be that if you wanted to hear old Jews telling jokes, you had to have an Internet connection. No longer! In yet another blog-to-not-blog transition, Old Jews Telling Jokes is gett…

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Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Laura Benanti Paid Tribute to Patti LuPone in Song at Patti's Turn by Andrew Gans

The Acting Company saluted Tony and Olivier winner Patti LuPone (Evita, Anything Goes, Gypsy, Master Class, Les Miserables, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), a founding member and …

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Engeman Broadway Concert to Feature Matthew Hydzik and Melissa Van Der Schyff by Adam Hetrick

A host of theatre artists will perform selections from Broadway in a March 31 concert at the Engeman Theatre in Northport, Long Island.

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PHOTO CALL: Robert Redford, Julie Taymor, Denis O'Hare, Montego Glover and More at Sundance Gala by Matthew Blank

Academy Award winner Robert Redford hosted the Sundance Institute's March 12 gala at the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Take Ten: West End shows to see for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day (18 March) is fast approaching, and what better way to treat your mum than to take her to the West End for an evening of top quality theatre? Here's our selection of ten s…

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Grant MacDermott to Star in Cupcake Musical at Club Café by Bethany Rickwald

Boston's Club Café will present the world premiere of Bradley Seeman, David Reiffel, and Michael Wartofsky's new musical, Cupcake, May 10-June 24. Gur Ben-Aharon will …

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Clay Aiken, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth and More to Join Dee Snider on Dee Does Broadway CD by Dan Bacalzo

Numerous Broadway stars will be featured on Dee Snider's upcoming CD Dee Does Broadway, to be released May 8, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The album coincides with the release o…

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STAGE TUBE: Michael Crawford on His New Album! by Stage Tube

Broadway favorite Michael Crawford, who just released a new album in Australia titled 'The Story Of My Life,' just visited 'Mornings.' In the video below, Crawford chats about his childhood,…

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SMASH Ratings Dip Slightly with Episode 6 by BroadwayWorld

According to published reports, NBC's SMASH, which aired its fourth episode last night, got a slight ratings boost with almost 6.9 million viewers. Last week's audience was 4 smaller at 6.5 …

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PRISCILLA Brings Back Wednesday Matinees Beginning Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Bette Midlers PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT salutes Spring with the return of Wednesday matinees at the Palace Theatre beginning tomorrow, March 14 at 200pm.

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Evita's Ricky Martin on His 'Spiritual' Journey Back to Broadway by Broadway.com

International superstar Ricky Martin is back on Broadway after a 16 year absence, leading the first-ever mainstem revival of Evita as Che. After the anticipated production's first p…

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Catch Adam Chanler-Berat & Co. in the Act at the Peter and the Starcatcher Rehearsal by Broadway.com

Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Christian Borle are bringing “sexy” back to Neverland (their word, not ours) with a sassy retelling of the story of Peter Pan in Pete…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Celebrates Spring with Return of Wednesday Matinees by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Bette Midler’s PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT salutes Spring with the return of Wednesday matinees at the Palace Theatre beginning tomorrow, March 14 at 2:00pm. Bette Midler proudly present…

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Evita's Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris and Ricky Martin Meet the Press

Immediately following the first Broadway preview of Evita on March 12 - a revival more than 30 years in the making - stars Elena Roger (making her Broadway debut), Tony winner Michael Cerver…

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PHOTO CALL: Judy Kuhn, Colman Domingo, Charles Busch Honor Linda Lavin and Nicky Silver at Vineyard Gala by Matthew Blank

The Vineyard Theatre's March 12 gala, honoring Tony Award winner Linda Lavin and celebrating her upcoming return to Broadway in Nicky Silver's The Lyons, took place at the Hudson The…

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Classic Stage Company Names New Executive Director by Andrew Gans

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of artistic director Brian Kulick, announced March 13 that Greg Reiner will join the acclaimed Off-Broadway theatre as its new executive director …

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The Lion King to Surpass Oh! Calcutta! to Become 6th Longest-Running Broadway Show by Bethany Rickwald

The Lion King is set to surpass Oh! Calcutta! to become the 6th longest-running show in Broadway history when it plays its 5,960th performance at 2pm on March 14 at the Minskoff Theatre. Ju…

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Actress Hazel Medina Has Died by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen actress Hazel Medina died in New York on February 14, due to complications from multiple myeloma, according to Variety. She was 74. Medina was a founding member of the Grou…

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Gordon Gray, Lin Laurin Set for Perf Productions' World Premiere of Degeneration X by Bethany Rickwald

Perf Productions has announced casting for its upcoming world premiere production of Leah Bachar's Degeneration X, to run April 18-May 12 at The Living Theatre. Meredith Edwards will d…

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Blackbird by Steven McKnight

While “two losers in love” is popular with modern playwrights, Blackbird may be the bleakest example of the genre around.  The Barrelhouse Theatre production of Adam Rapp’s play offer…

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News: Singin' in the Rain extends West End booking to Feb 2013

The West End run of Singin’ in the Rain has extended booking at the West End's Palace Theatre until 23 February 2013.Directed by Jonathan Church and with choreography by Andrew Wright…

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Birmingham Opera Company to premiere Mittwoch/Wednesday by Danielle Borgonon

Birmingham Opera Company is to produce the premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's opera Mittwoch/Wednesday for the London 2012 Festival.

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News: Sadie Frost is Touched again at Soho, 24 May

Sadie Frost will return to the London stage with a limited three-week run of Touched … Like a Virgin at the Soho Theatre in which she will reprise her role as a Madonna-obsessed woman.…

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Kander and Ebb gala show cancelled by Matthew Hemley

A tribute gala to songwriting duo Kander and Ebb, which was due to take place at the Victoria Palace on April 29, has been cancelled.

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BWW TV: Meet the Stars of EVITA! Ricky Martin, Elena Roger & Michael Cerveris Talk First Preview! by BroadwayWorld TV

Previews for EVITA began last night, March 12, 2012 at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway in anticipation of the April 5, 2012 opening. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the show's first curtain ca…

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Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, et al. Honor Rob Marshall at Roundabout Gala by Walter McBride

Last night, March 12th, 2012 Roundabout celebrated Rob Marshall, with the 2012 Spring Gala From Screen to Stage. Rob Marshall began his career with Roundabout working on celebrated musicals …

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RIALTO CHATTER: REBECCA to Open at Broadhurst Theatre After A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Closes? by Rialto Chatter

At the end of January, the producers of REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier novel later turned into an Oscar-winning film by Alfred Hitchcock announced t…

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Tribes Star Russell Harvard on His Deaf Heritage and Joining a New Off-Broadway Family by Russell Harvard

About the Author: Russell Harvard may be making his off-Broadway debut in Tribes at the Barrow Street Theatre, but this talented New York newcomer is no show-biz rookie. On film, Harvard is…

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Some Thoughts on Collaboration by Polly Carl

I’ve started to worry that we are making too much theater without attending to the notion that it’s a collaborative art form. For anyone who knows me, they know I talk a lot about Lynett…

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Theater: Two London Plays, One Beautiful and One Brazen, Explore Cruelty by Matt Wolf

Richard Nelson's "Farewell to the Theatre" and Mike Leigh's "Abigail's Party" are studies in cruelty, the first among a group of expatriates on a U.S. college campus and the second at a cock…

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Old Jews Telling Jokes to play at the Westside Theater by Loganne

A new off-Broadway play is coming to the stage. Old Jews Telling Jokes, which is inspired by a website OldJewsTellingJokes.com, hits off-Broadway in a production backed by Tom Viertel, Marc …

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‘Once: A New Musical’ cast album hits stores today by Loganne

An original cast recording of Once has been released by Masterworks Broadway today, March 13. The album features Steve Kazee and Critin Milioti and was recorded on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.…

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Tom Murrin, Drama Critic and Playwright, Is Dead by Robert Simonson

Tom Murrin, the long-time theatre critic for Paper magazine, and a downtown playwright and performance artist, has died, following a battle with cancer.

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The Lion King to Become Sixth Longest-Running Broadway Musical by Andrew Gans

Disney's The Lion King will become the sixth longest-running Broadway musical when it plays its 5,960th performance March 14 at 2 PM.

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Kelly D. Felthous Will Be Legally Blonde in Westchester; Casting Announced by Adam Hetrick

Kelly D. Felthous will star as determined fashionista-turned-law student in the Westchester Broadway Theatre production of Legally Blonde, which will begin performances March 29.

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Michael McKean, Cindy Williams Will Accept TV Land Fan Favorite Award For "Laverne & Shirley" by Michael Gioia

Michael McKean, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander and Penny Marshall, former cast members of the sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," will accept the Fan Favorite Award for the hit televi…

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PHOTO CALL: Richard Gere, Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Andrews, LaChanze and More Honor Rob Marshall by Matthew Blank

Golden Globe Award winner Richard Gere, star of the Rob Marshall film "Chicago," and two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters were among the extensive list of performers honori…

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Jack Lait by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Jack Lait (1883-1954). I quoted him in No Applause without knowing much about him. I gathered that he was a journalist of some sort, but more specifics weren’t…

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Vaudephone #18: Al Duvall by Trav S.D.

And now here’s the 18th installment in our Vaudephone series, Al Duvall and his Monotone Baritone, singing two hilarous numbers, with Franklin Bruno at the keys: Vaudephone is a co-pro…

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Play raises questions about US involvement in world affairs

Despite serious subject, ‘Invisible Hand’ never lectures.

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Gossip: Posh prances to West End for the summer?

Tail-coats at the ready! Rumours are swirling that the Royal Court's production of Posh, Laura Wade's acclaimed satire of the Oxford Bullingdon Club, will be transferring to the West End in …

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town’ Poldark To The Rescue and Other Anglophile Adventures’ by Jordan Wright

Last Wednesday the swashbuckling Captain Ross Poldark swept into town and into the salon of prominent Georgetown socialite, Nancy Taylor Bubes. Well actually it was Robin Ellis, star of the …

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BBC and National Theatre Wales team up for writers' award by Matthew Hemley

National Theatre Wales and BBC Cymru Wales have launched a new £10,000 award for Wales-based writers.

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Behind the Scenes: Godspell backstage tour by Broadway.com

Behind the Scenes: Godspell backstage tour From: Broadwaycom Views: 24 0 ratings Time: 10:49 More in Entertainment

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Spin City Episode 4 by Broadway.com

Spin City Episode 4 From: Broadwaycom Views: 18 0 ratings Time: 06:31 More in Entertainment

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Alan Ayckbourn, David Harrower, Francesca Martinez Set for Tricycle Theatre's 2012 Spring/Summer Season by Bethany Rickwald

The Tricycle Theatre has announced plans for their 2012 spring/summer programming. First, the Tricycle will present The Muju Crew (April 2-5), their interfaith Muslim-Jewish theater compan…

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Mia Chung, Mike Daisey, Aaron Posner to Premiere New Works During Woolly Mammoth's 2012-2013 Season by Dan Bacalzo

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced productions for its 2012-2013 season, which will include world premieres from Mia Chung, Mike Daisey and Aaron Posner. The season will open with…

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PHOTO FLASH: Patricia Clarkson, Linda Lavin, Sarah Paulson, Tony Roberts at Vineyard Gala by David Gordon

The Vineyard Theatre honored actress Linda Lavin at the organization's annual gala, held Monday, March 12 at the Hudson Theatre. The event also celebrated Lavin's forthcoming retur…

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Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster, Jarrod Emick Set for La Jolla Playhouse's Hands on a Hardbody by Bethany Rickwald

La Jolla Playhouse has announced casting for its upcoming world premiere production of Doug Wright's Hands on a Hardbody, to run April 27-June 17 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Neil Pep…

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Jane Krakowski to Perform at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts by Bethany Rickwald

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is set to present Tony Award winner and 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski, March 31 at 8pm. Krakowski will perform her celebrated cabaret show, featuring…

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Freddie Gershon’s Thoughts on the TONY and MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection by Jasonc

I’m appreciative of the recognition by the theatre community and my colleagues and feel honored and humbled at the same time.  However, it is impossible to create something new without th…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/13- BRIGADOON by Stage Tube

Today in 1947, Brigadoon opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, where it ran for 581 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It …

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TheatreScene Chat: An Interview with CARRIE's Derek Klena (Part 1) by JK

For someone so young, up-and-coming star Derek Klena has already had a wealth of experiences that any actor would envy.  Or singer.  Or athlete.  Yes, athlete.  And now h…

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STAGE TUBE: George Takei's 'Happy Dance' Celebrates ALLEGIANCE Fundraising! by Stage Tube

The Old Globe will open its 2012-13 Winter Season with the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical. Created by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Kuo, the orig…

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Hottest Articles on BWW 3/6/2012 - 3/13/2012 by BroadwayWorld

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 362012 - 3132012.

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THE LION KING to Become Sixth Longest Show in Broadway History, 3/14 by BroadwayWorld

Disneys landmark musical event, THE LION KING, will celebrate another remarkable milestone when it plays its 5,960th performance at 200p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to become the sixth l…

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Follow BroadwayWorld on Pinterest! by BroadwayWorld

Are you one of the thousands already following BroadwayWorld.com, the biggest theatre site on the net on Twitter and Facebook

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Patti Murin Signs on for CBS Comedy Pilot by BroadwayWorld

According to Deadline.com, Broadway veteran Patti Murin has signed on to lead a still untitled CBS pilot from Louis CK and Spike Feresten. As descried by Deadline the comedy series is about …

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SXSW Tales: Random Tidbits from the World of Journalism by Chloe Veltman

A few journalism-related ideas that stuck with me from yesterday's panel presentations here at SXSW:1. People aren't buying newspapers because that are considered to be trusted sources of in…

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BWW Exclusive: Plans Underway for Ramin Karimloo's Toronto Homecoming by Kelly Cameron

Last week BWW reported that Ramin Karimloo would launch his first ever North American tour later this year in support of his debut album 'Ramin'. Now, in an exclusive interview with Kelly C…

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Broadway Schemers, Bar Mitzvah Mumblers and Other Smash Moments by Beth Stevens

The fifth episode of NBC’s drama Smash is called “Chemistry,” and though the title likely refers to the illicit romance heating up between Julia (Debra Messing) and Michael…

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Old Jews Telling Jokes to Make ‘Em Laugh at Off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre by Broadway.com

The new comedy revue Old Jews Telling Jokes is set for off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre. Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, the forthcoming production features five actors rein…

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Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster & More Join Hands on a Hardbody Musical at La Jolla Playhouse by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster and more have joined the cast of the previously announced world premiere musical Hands on a Hardbody at La Jolla Playhouse. The musical …

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Tickets Now on Sale for A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Blair Underwood by Broadway.com

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Wood Harris and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Emily Mann directs the iconic Te…

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Complete Casting Announced for The City Club at Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theatre by Broadway.com

Casting is complete for the previously announced American premiere of the jazz and blues musical The City Club, which will begin previews April 3 at off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Th…

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‘Adapting Cinderella’ at Glass Mind Theatre by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

We are the modern fairytale. But waiting in a New York City subway station for the fairytale to come to us; the fairy godmother to fix our lives – it doesn’t always work that way. An…

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Broadway and Politics have a lot in common when it comes to social media. by Ken Davenport

Some of the most valuable lessons I've learned about how to produce shows are from watching how other high risk industries deal with similar issues. Airlines and perishable inventory. Sports…

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Fuse Poetry Review: Yves Bonnefoy — A Provocative “Second Simplicity” by Arts Fuse Editor

This handsome edition of Yves Bonnefoy’s recent poetry and prose in English translation is a stunning presentation of a major poet.

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Review: THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT by Martin Denton

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a big play: it's more than three hours long, it has 27 characters, and it considers difficult questions of philosophy, religion, ethics, and morality. It i…

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New Cyberinterview: Adam Burnett: THE HOUSE OF FITZCARRALDO

Adam Burnett is an actor, writer, director and lyricist. He is also one of the co-founders of Buran Theatre Company which was founded at the University of Kansas just a few years ago. Adam …

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Review: SUMMER IN SANCTUARY by Nita Congress

At its best, theatre takes you out of yourself. At its best, theatre takes you to a different place. At its best, theatre leaves you ennobled, enriched, enlightened. Summer in Sanctuary is t…

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Review: THE KREUTZER SONATA by Di Jayawickrema

"Timing is everything in music," announces the narrator-villain of the piece with a cavalier chill in his voice. While your soul revolts against nearly every word uttered by the equal parts …

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Lillias White and Leslie Uggams Will Be Part of Amateur Night at the Apollo: Broadway by Andrew Gans

Amateur Night at the Apollo: Broadway will be presented at the famed Manhattan theatre March 14 at 7:30 PM.

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TCG Publishes Nina Raine's Oliver-Nominated Drama Tribes by Adam Hetrick

Tribes, Nina Raine's acclaimed, Olivier Award-nominated family drama that opened to raves Off-Broadway March 4, is now available from Theatre Communications Group.

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Peter Bradbury, Kristen Martin, Autumn Guzzardi, Patrick O'Neill Among Cast of Off-Broadway's City Club by Michael Gioia

Casting has been announced for the American premiere of The City Club, which is billed as "an original blues and jazz musical about the indisputable intoxication of music." Perform…

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PHOTO CALL: Robert Cuccioli and Brooks Ashmanskas Star in Ford's Theatre 1776 by Krissie Fullerton

Tony Award nominees Brooks Ashmanskas and Robert Cuccioli star in the new Ford's Theatre revival of the musical 1776 in Washington, DC. Performances begin March 9.

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Terry Kinney, Stark Sands, Adam Goldberg Set for Screening of CBS' "NYC 22" at New York's Paley Center by Michael Gioia

The New York Paley Center for Media will present a preview screening of the new CBS police drama "NYC 22," which will be followed by a discussion with members of the cast and creat…

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PHOTO CALL: Evita Revival Celebrates First Broadway Curtain Call by Matthew Blank

The Broadway revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita began previews March 12 prior to an official opening April 5 at the Marquis Theatre. This is the first new Broadway pro…

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Word Made Flesh by George Hunka

My first book, Word Made Flesh: Philosophy, Eros, and Contemporary Tragic Drama, was published one year ago this month, and I’m delighted that it continues to enjoy sales, regardless o…

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Tony Awards Announced, Sutton Bolts for TV and More Theater News by Tom Mizer

We’ve been so busy with our anniversary that we haven’t done a news round-up in a while–so let’s hit the gas and catch up on the last week and a half of theatrical ha…

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News: Tricycle hosts Ayckbourn's Watch, Harrower's Air & Shared's Shelley

The Tricycle Theatre has announced its spring/summer season, the last to be programmed by outgoing artistic director Nicolas Kent. Among the highlights are the transfers of Alan Ayckbourn…

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Review: Can We Talk About This? by Jake Orr

Political correctness. Freedom of speech. Extremists. Belief. Islam. Muslim. Multicultural. Racism. Britishness. These are all words that have become more prominent  in recent years, and no…

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Has Broadway Ruined Us For New Musicals?

HowlRound 03/11/12

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Peter and the Starcatcher by Broadway.com

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Wicked, The Book of Mormon, War Horse Set for Paramount Theater's 2012-2013 Season by Bethany Rickwald

The Paramount Theater has announced the touring productions set for its 2012-2013 season, according to The Seattle Times. The season's first offering will be Stephen Schwartz's hi…

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Roger Allam, Nancy Carroll to Announce 2012 Olivier Nominees by Dan Bacalzo

Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll will announce the nominees for the 2012 Olivier Awards at the Mayfair Hotel on Thursday, March 15. The announcement will be streamed live online at www.oliviera…

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Edie Falco, Victor Garber and More Set for Our Time Benefit Gala, 4/16 by BroadwayWorld

On April 16th, Our Time a non-profit organization that has been helping children who stutter for over a decade will hold its 10th Annual Benefit Gala, Tackling Our Fears, Defending Our Dre…

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BWW TV: Stephen Spinella, Denis O'Hare in AN ILIAD- Performance Highlights by BroadwayWorld TV

New York Theatre Workshop NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo present the New York premiere of An Iliad, by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, based on Ho…

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STAGE TUBE: Miss SMASH's 'Chemistry?' Watch It Here! by Stage Tube

On last night's episode of the NBC musical drama series SMASH entitled Chemistry, Ivy Megan Hilty faced major problems as her voice began to fail her. Julia Debra Messing struggled to avoid …

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Lysistrata Jones Star Patti Murin Lands CBS Pilot by Broadway.com

Lysistrata Jones star Patti Murin will play the lead female character in an untitled CBS pilot from Louis CK and Spike Feresten, according to Deadline.com. The comedy follows a group of &ldq…

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SISTER ACT on Broadway - True Confession #314 by Sister Act

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SISTER ACT on Broadway - True Confession #315 by Sister Act

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SMASH Cap: Chemistry by BroadwaySpotted

Our industry is in the spotlight more than ever with NBC’s hit series SMASH! Each week, Ryann Ferguson takes us through what happened in the most recent episode. Be careful though! Thi…

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The Magical Lamp of Aladdin at Encore Stage and Studio by Julia L. Exline by Julia L. Exline

Children’s Theatre Encore Stage and Studio presents The Magical Lamp of Aladdin, a lively production directed by Chuck Leonard. By engaging children and adolescents in every facet of their…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Denise Whelan Will Be Norma Desmond in Fulton Theatre's Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Gans

Denise Whelan, who starred in the Walnut Theatre Company's production of Aspects of Love, will don the turban of Norma Desmond in the Fulton Theatre's upcoming production of Andrew L…

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Felicia Finley, Lauren Zakrin, Michael Berry Set for NYC Readings of New Musical Life of an Actress by Andrew Gans

Private industry readings of the new musical Life of an Actress will be held March 15-16 at the Pearl Studios in Manhattan.

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Casting Announced for New Jersey Premiere of Next to Normal by Andrew Gans

The Premier Theatre will present the New Jersey bow of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal beginning March 23 at The Premier Room at The Berkley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park.

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Offer: WIN : Simon Callow's Being Shakespeare on DVD plus tickets to see it live!

Following a sell-out West End run, Simon Callow's Being Shakespeare returns to Trafalgar Studios for a limited season before heading off to Broadway. Enter our competition and stand a chance…

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News: SOLT offers £10 theatre tickets to commuters during Olympics

The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) will offer discounted theatre tickets to Londoners during the Olympics in a bid to encourage travel during off-peak hours. The tickets will be just one o…

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Stars of Vaudeville #460: La Belle Titcomb by Trav S.D.

This is one of a series of posts in honor of Women’s History Month. Our guest blogger today is Anne Boucher. Anne is a fan of early 20th century entertainment who became an independent…

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Kevin Spacey: lack of theatre access for young people is "embarassing" by Natalie Woolman

London's Old Vic has signed a sponsorship deal with global accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers for its under-25s tickets, as artistic director Kevin Spacey says he is "embarrassed" theat…

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May Howard by Trav S.D.

This is one in a series of posts in honor of Women’s History Month May Howard (ca. 1860-1925) was a star of early burlesque. After becoming popular with several of the major burlesque …

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PHOTO FLASH: Laura Benanti, Kevin Kline and More Honor Patti LuPone at Acting Company Gala by David Gordon

The Acting Company honored Patti LuPone Monday, March 12 with an all-star salute at The Kaye Playhouse titled "Patti's Turn." Those paying tribute to the two-time Tony Award-…

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Nick Jonas to Guest Star on Season Finale of NBC's Smash by Andy Propst

Nick Jonas will reprise his role as fictional sitcom star Lyle West on the season finale of Smash, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The episode is slated to air on May 14. Jonas is cur…

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PHOTO FLASH: Michael Cerveris, Ricky Martin, Elena Roger Meet the Press After First Performance of Broadway's Evita by David Gordon

The stars of Michael Grandage's revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita met the press Monday, March 12 following the completion of the production's first preview p…

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Photo Coverage: EVITA Cast Meets the Press! by Walter McBride

BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the show's cast as they met the press for the first time

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Brian Way Award noms unveiled

Legit News: 'Get Santa!,' 'Machine Gunners' among contenders

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Tricycle rides to 'Mary Shelley'

Legit News: Slate includes Ayckbourn, Harrower plays

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The Best Man Star Eric McCormack Is Taking Your Questions! by Broadway.com

Emmy winner Eric McCormack may be best known as Will Truman on TV's Will & Grace, but he’s also donned a marching band uniform in Broadway’s The Music Man, …

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Can We Talk About This, Lyttelton

Can We Talk About This? -- a broadside by Lloyd Newson and his dance company DV8 against the allegedly soft and supine liberal propritation of Islamic fundamentalism and its threat to (among…

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Dave Tries Ballet: Taking the first steps into ballet as an adult by David Wilson

What makes a guy decide, at 23, to take a ballet class for the first time? A year-and-a-half later and I’m still struggling to find an answer. I was studying in the US and wanted a new…

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Feature: Kristen Johnston Has Guts! by Brian Scott Lipton

The stage and television star discusses her new memoir about dealing with addiction.

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The Play’s the Thing: Shakespeare for young people by Jude Evans

If Shakespeare has always been considered an integral part of young people’s learning, then the past few years have seen an even greater push towards a creative approach to Shakespeare, ar…

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SOUND OFF: SMASH Gets Sexy by Pat Cerasaro

As we near the halfway point for Season One, it is evident now more than ever that SMASH has established a pretty clear-cut style, structure and overall dramatic direction - each week we can…

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Photo Coverage: EVITA's First Preview Curtain Call by Walter McBride

Previews for EVITA began last night, March 12, 2012 at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway in anticipation of the April 5, 2012 opening. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture experience of being …

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People You Should Know . . . Seth Shelden by Zack

SETH SHELDEN is a nativeBrooklynite and a resident actor at Ground UPProductions, which he co-founded in 2005.  Over the pasteighteenyears or so, he's performed in numerous films, plays…

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People You Should Know . . . Rich Orloff by Zack

Rich Orloff is one of the most popular unknownplaywrights in the country.  His fifteen full-length plays (mostlycomedies) have been presented at such theaters as Arkansas Repertory Thea…

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THE ILLUSION by PIERRE CORNEILLE

  Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents THE ILLUSION by PIERRE CORNEILLE, adapted by TONY KUSHNER and directed by Casey Stangl, opening Saturda…

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What If I Had Only…. by Joe Patti

One of the perennial challenges arts organizations face is attracting a younger audience and the tendency of audiences to commit so late that you wonder if there will be one for your event a…

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Play Explores Japan Disaster's Human Connections

In honor of those affected by the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, two theater companies - one from New York and the other from Tokyo - have joined forces to put on a play about the disast…

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CARRIE, the musical – Revised telekinetic meltdown by Oscar E Moore

The curse of CARRIE continues.  Based on the Stephen King novel and revised after becoming one of Broadway’s biggest flops in 1988 (16 previews - 5 performances) by the same persisten…

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Any Given Child: A Progress Report by Michael Kaiser

One challenge that is universally experienced is the shrinking pool of public funding for arts education. No one who works in arts education can ignore this reality.

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When off-Off Broadway theatres unite by Mark Blankenship

The BFG collective brings a bold experiment to Queens There’s a bold theatre experiment happening in Queens, and the Martians are just the beginning. From now through July 1, three cel…

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KONY 2012 (Part 1: Social Media Case Study) by Rebecca Coleman

This past week, the world witnessed what is likely the most powerful social media campaign to date. In case you were under a rock (meaning, you’re not on Facebook), here’s what h…

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CARRIE, the musical – Still a bloody mess by Oscar E. Moore

Moral: Stop bullying. It can be hazardous to your health!

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Listening to… SMASH – “Chemistry” – Season 1, Episode 6 by The Broadway Critic

“Chemistry” – Ivy (Megan Hilty) faces major problems as her voice begins to fail her. Julia (Debra Messing) struggles to avoid Michael (guest star Will Chase) – but she can’t. Eile…

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Guest blogging this week on two sites by Diane Ragsdale

No Jumper post this week as I have the great honor to be blogging on two other sites. Laura Zimmerman at the Minnesota-based McKnight Foundation invited me to submit a post on the subject …

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Upper Darby Summer Stage Announces 2012 Season by Chris Luner

Hello Everyone! If you’re enjoying this beautiful Spring weather, you are already in the right mind set for Summer 2012! Believe it or not, we are approaching faster and faster to a ne…

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London Lookout: Back to the Beginning by Chris Luner

Backbeat is the newest musical adaptation of “the birth of the greatest rock & roll band in the world”, The Beatles. Did you know there used to be five Beatles? Where the Beatles got…

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Once: Just in Time for St. Patrick's Day by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia – When the members of the Oscar committee first met in 2008 to discuss possible Best Song nominations for the 2007 film year, many felt that “Falling Slowly” from On…

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TONIGHT EVITA WILL SPARKLE ON BROADWAY! by Admin

Happy First Preview to the new Broadway production of EVITA!  Tonight marks Argentine Elena Roger’s Broadway debut as the legendary Eva Peron, in which she will share the stage with…

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MEMPHIS STARS MONTEGO GLOVER AND ADAM PASCAL WILL STEAL YOUR ROCK ‘N ROLL UNTIL OCTOBER 2012 by Admin

Tony Award nominees Montego Glover and Adam Pascal extended their contracts with the 2009 Tony Award Best Musical winner MEMPHIS through October 2012.  Catch them and the rest of the rockin…

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Las Vegas Takes a Gamble on High Art by Rebecca Lee Douglas

This past weekend The Smith Center for the Performing Arts opened in downtown Las Vegas. Supporters hope the new $470 million cathedral to the arts shows the rest of the country that Vegas i…

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Playhouse Forever by Praxis

This week we were shocked to learn that The Vancouver Playhouse, a major institution in the national theatre ecology with a 49-year history, was closing its doors immediately effective Satur…

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While we wait… by Travis Bedard

We’re in a holding pattern on a few things before I write out  the final post-mortem on Messenger No. 4 (and get myself a tattoo) so I’d like to get a jump on our next little thing.…

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Lessons from my first year of business: Spring Cleaning by Michael Roderick

As the lovely extra hour I've been enjoying slipped by this weekend, I was reminded that spring is indeed on the way. That of course also lead me to the thoughts about spring cleaning and cl…

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Saw Some Theatre, Wrote Some TheatreThursday after work I headed over to the East Bay to catch Titus Andronicus at Impact Theatre. Impact is located beneath La Val's which means two things: …

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SMASH Abridged: Episode 6 by Gil

I'm trying something different with the HTMLing this week.  Let me know if it works better or worse for you....

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Pin/Frank Contest Winner #3! by Bilal

First of all, thanks to anybody and everybody who came out this weekend to attend the opening of our newest world premiere production, The Strange and Terrible True Tale of Pinocchio (t…

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Two different statements by Adam Thurman

I want to make art I want to make money from art Those are two very different statements. The path to creating and distributing art is as smooth as it has ever been. No permission needed. Bu…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Joseph’s Return Visit (Again) Benefits from Imaginative, Irreverent Tone At Playhouse by Bill Hirschman

Frequent theatergoers approach productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with fatigue. So it’s heartening to report that the latest edition by Actors Playhouse is a playf…

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Woolly’s 2012-2013 features three world premieres, Mike Daisey and men wearing pajamas by Tim Treanor

Having nearly completed a season devoted to inquiries about the expiration of civilization, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has elected to invest its 2012-2013 season with new plays and the i…

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Interview: Hannah Spearritt: Why You Should Come & See ... One Man, Two Guvnors

A former member of Simon Fuller's BRIT Award-winning pop group S Club 7, Hannah Spearritt has returned to the West End after a substantial break - her first London stage outing was in the Na…

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News: King's Head stages season for Arnold Wesker's 80th

The King's Head Theatre has announced a “landmark season of premieres” celebrating the 80th birthday of playwright Arnold Wesker. The ‘Wesker at 80’ season will feature the London p…

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King's Head to stage Arnold Wesker 80th birthday season by Danielle Borgonon

The King's Head Theatre in Islington has announced a season of premieres in honour of playwright Sir Arnold Wesker's 80th birthday.

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BWW's On This Day - March 13, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Photo Coverage: Vineyard Gala Honors Linda Lavin by Linda Lenzi

Stars of both stage and screen joined the celebration when the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre honored Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin at the Off-Broadway companys annual Gala…

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Chicago on Broadway- When You're Good To Mama- Carol Woods (LIVE) by Darreyl102

Chicago on Broadway- When You're Good To Mama- Carol Woods (LIVE) My Master- for entainment purposes only- i own no rights. Carol Woods bringing the house down!! From: darreyl102 Views:…

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You Go Your Way by Lysistrata Jones

You Go Your Way You Go Your Way from Lysistrata Jones!! From: LysistrataJones Views: 286 7 ratings Time: 03:43 More in Entertainment

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42nd Street: Silver Coins | Behind the Scenes | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

42nd Street: Silver Coins | Behind the Scenes | Stratford Shakespeare Festival Carolyn Horley, Properties Assistant, shows us how she sculpted and fabricated the silver coin pieces appearin…

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Broadway Backwards 7 Highlights by Broadway Cares

Broadway Backwards 7 Highlights Broadway Backwards 7 raised a record-breaking $329,000 on March 5, 2012, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Tr…

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War Horse Toronto Puppet Teams by Mirvish Productions

War Horse Toronto Puppet Teams Several teams play Joey and Topthorn in War Horse. They come from diverse theatrical backgrounds and disciplines.They work together to bring life to the cane …

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Can We Talk About This? *****

“This is shit! Islamaphobic shit!” shouts the man who has just burst into the Lyttleton auditorium. He throws something – it could be faeces – at the stage. The inter…

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Rutherford and Son by Lorraine Treanor

Jonathan Bank, the Producing Artistic Director of the tiny Mint Theatre in New York, has been offering us little remembered gems from the past for many seasons now. And he serves a dual purp…

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Signature Theatre announces its 2012-2013 season by Lorraine Treanor

With his Broadway hit Million Dollar Quartet enjoying runs in New York , Chicago and on tour, Eric Schaeffer, Signature’s Artistic Director, will have a chance to savor the Shirlingto…

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Chris Boneau, Robert Bucci - Weddings - NYTimes.com

Chris Alan Boneau and Robert Joseph Bucci were married Friday morning at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. James Mitchell, a member of the New York City Clerk’s Office, officiated.

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Kerouac by Don Hall

From On the RoadGreat Chicago glowed red before our eyes. We were suddenly on Madison Street among hordes of hobos, some of them sprawled out on the street with their feet on the curb, hundr…

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Eric Stang

"Call Me Adam" chats with rising actor and singer Eric Stang about starring in the hit show "Million Dollar Quartet" at New World Stages in NYC, his band Polarcode, and other details of his …

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Grosses are back up for the week ending 3-11-12 by Loganne

Box office sales are up for most shows this week, though there are only four in the millionaire club. Wicked leads the pack, with The Lion King, The Book of Mormon and Spider-Man Turn Off Th…

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THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: A Little Night Music and Nothing Like a Dame Star Hunter Ryan Herdlicka by Andrew Gans

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

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Following Several Cast Changes, George Street's Twelve Angry Men Begins March 13 by Andrew Gans and Michael Gioia

The George Street Playhouse's production of Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men begins performances at the New Jersey venue March 13.

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McCarter Theatre Center's Travesties, Directed by Tony Nominee Sam Buntrock, Begins March 13 by Andrew Gans

Sam Buntrock, who gained notoriety for the acclaimed revival of Sunday in the Park with George, for which he received Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Director, d…

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Dave Lefkowitz's Shalom Dammit! Begins Performances March 13 at NYC's Richmond Shepard Theater by Michael Gioia

TotalTheater Productions presents Shalom Dammit! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon, a new comedy with music, beginning March 13 at the Richmond Shepard Theater in Manhattan.

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Producer Jon B. Platt Receives Robert Whitehead Award March 13 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning Angels in America, Wicked and Book of Mormon producer Jon B. Platt is honored with the Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award March 13 at Sardi's.

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Godspell's Celisse Henderson by Matthew Blank

Celisse Henderson, currently starring in the Broadway revival of Godspell, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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"Falling Slowly," Again: Once Cast Album Strums Its Way Into Stores March 13 by Kenneth Jones

Masterworks Broadway releases the cast album of Once: A New Musical on March 13, five days before the delicate Dublin-set musical opens at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Previews …

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Lost in Yonkers, Revised With the Permission of Neil Simon, Begins NYC Run; Cynthia Harris Stars by Kenneth Jones

Cynthia Harris is the imperious immigrant grandmother in The Actors Company Theatre/TACT revival of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning Lost in Yonkers, beginning March 13 at Off-Br…

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ONCE Original Cast Album Released by BroadwayWorld

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY releases the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Once A New Musical. Produced by Steve Epstein and Martin Lowe, the album will be available on March 13, 2012. Once begin…

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BWW TV: EVITA is Back! Check out Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris & More in the Premiere Curtain Call! by BroadwayWorld TV

Previews for EVITA began tonight, March 12, 2012 at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway in anticipation of the April 5, 2012 opening. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the premiere curtain call and …

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After Dark, March 13, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

What a Week!Canadian theatre rides the cycloneBy Gaëtan L. CharleboisJayzus, I had a really juicy rant all ready to go, this week, but the news - so...much...news - put me on a CharPo and e…

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Stage review: 'Freud's Last Session' is no talking cure

My companion and I agreed on a plan for "Freud's Last Session" at the Pittsburgh Public Theater: See the play, then discuss it.

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‘Flight’ never quite takes off by Frank Scheck

There’s nothing more annoying than to be stuck at the theater while someone chatters away incessantly on his cellphone. It’s even worse when he’s onstage. That’s the case with “F…

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Jessica Litwak by League of Professional Theatre Women

Playwright, Actor, Teacher, Drama Therapist New York, New York and Western Massachusetts, USA Books inspire me: As a playwright, I am a bit of a research junkie. I am fascinated by science, …

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