Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

David Javerbaum channels God in ‘The Last Testament’ by Michael Riedel

David Javerbaum, the former head writer on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” — he co-wrote the musical “Cry- Baby,” too — collaborated with God on His memoir last year,...

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Ben Brantley is asking for it. by Daisy

In his review of Of Mice And Men in Wednesday, April 16th's edition of The New York Times, Ben Brantley says Curley's wife, portrayed by Leighton Meister, "provides no evidence" of being eit…

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'Big Fish' Producer Dan Jinks Relives the Triumph (and Trauma) of Producing a Broadway Musical (Guest Column) - The Hollywood Reporter by Dan Jinks

It took the producer of "American Beauty" and "Pushing Daisies" 10 years to get the adaptation onstage, four months for it to close and a few days to write about his experience.

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The Movie Experience in a Broadway Theater

When eight actors sing Tupac Shakur's "Dear Mama" in the coming Broadway musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me," they will be mere feet away from some audience members.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

This Week on Broadway for April 20, 2014: Is Audra McDonald the New York Yankees of Broadway? by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere review Three Penny Opera, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Bullets Over Broadway, If/Then, and The Mystery of Irma Vep. &…

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014

THE WEEK AHEAD April 19-25: Hedwig and Violet Open and Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum by Blake Ross

Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that nominations for the Drama Desk and Drama League Awards are announced… Billy Crystal and William Shatner have some stories to tell yo…

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Friday, April 18, 2014

ACT ONE: THE MUSICAL by Peter Filichia

With all the renewed interest in Moss Hart’s ACT ONE – spurred by the new play written and directed by James Lapine – I re-read the memoir, as well as two Hart biographies. One, Stephe…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

James Franco and Broadway’s tweet nothings by Michael Riedel

Today, every Broadway cast member is given a tutorial on social media. Press agents drill into actors’ heads what they can and, more importantly, can’t say on Facebook, Twitter, Instagra…

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Amazing Data From Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart's Social Bromance | Adweek by Christopher Heine

If anyone has had more fun promoting a Broadway production than Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, it must have included a hearty diet of adult beverages and illegal drugs.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mixed reviews for ‘Bullets’ leaves Best Musical up for grabs by Michael Riedel

Well, well, well — everything’s up for grabs! The mixed reviews last week for Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” — once touted by pundits as the show to beat this...

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This Week on Broadway for April 14, 2014: Alison Fraser by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Alison Fraser. We review Most Happy Fella @ Encores, If/Then, The Realistic Joneses, Heathers, and South Pacific @ Paper …

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Monday, April 14, 2014

TV Land Orders Darren Star Laffer ‘Younger’ Starring Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster by Andrea Seikaly

“Sex and the City” creator Darren Star’s newest series “Younger” has found a home at TV Land. The cabler has ordered 12 episodes of the half-hour laffer, written, executive produce…

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AUDIO: The Leonard Lopate Show: "Mothers and Sons" - WNYC by Sarah Jessica Parker

Playwright Terrence McNally talks about his play “Mothers and Sons,” along with stars Tyne Daly and Frederick Weller. The play is about a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New Yo…

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Olivier Awards 2014: Mormons, Ghosts, and Chimerica by Matt Wolf

Gavin Creel licked his trophy in delight, Zrinka Cvitešić spoke of making Croatian history, and Sharon D Clarke let out an exultant "wow" from the podium that was surely heard well beyond …

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

THE WEEK AHEAD, April 12-18: Lady Day, Of Mice and Men and Act One Open; Oliviers and Pulitzer Awarded by Blake Ross

Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Audra McDonald sings the blues… Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally shack up (again)… Daniel Radcliffe and Martin McDonagh team …

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Friday, April 11, 2014

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, April 5-11: Woody Allen's Broadway Musical Debut and Will Eno's Main Stem Bow by Robert Simonson

The big opening of the week was Bullets Over Broadway, the stage adaptation of Woody Allen's popular 1994 film comedy of the same name, directed by Susan Stroman.

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'Bridges of Madison County' original cast recording -- FIRST LISTEN | PopWatch | EW.com by Jason Clark

You wept at the book, then wept at the Meryl Streep-Clint Eastwood film, but save some more tears for the achingly lovely new cast recording for the Broadway tuner The Bridges of Madison Cou…

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A Meditation on the Overworked Belter by Michael Finke

Before I dive into the topic of “belting,” let me begin by saying that I (like many others) always appreciate the power of a singer or performer that can reach impossible pitches at impo…

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Six Shows in Six States by Peter Filichia

Before the excellent revival of A RAISIN IN THE SUN – and, oh, that LaTanya Richardson Jackson! – we hear over the Barrymore’s sound system a long-ago radio interview with Lorraine Han…

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Bashing Babs: another peek at Sondheim’s letters by Michael Riedel

Last week, Stephen Sondheim e-mailed me to say that his letters to his collaborator Arthur Laurents are available to anyone who “cares enough to go down to the Library of...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This Week on Broadway for April 6, 2014: Stephen Cole and Jason Graae by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Stephen Cole and Jason Graae. We also spend a few minutes with Erik Champney. Reviews include A Raisin in the Sun, Guys &…

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014

THE WEEK AHEAD APRIL 5-11: Bullets Over Broadway Opens and Honeymoon in Vegas Plays 54 Below by Blake Ross

Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei keep up with the Joneses… Tony Danza and Rob McClure return to Jason Ro…

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Friday, April 4, 2014

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, March 29-April 4: If/Then Opens and Raisin Receives Glowing Reviews by Robert Simonson

John Travolta's favorite tongue-twister, Idina Menzel, made her long-in-coming return to Broadway this week, when If/Then, the new musical by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next t…

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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber Together Again for 50-City Tour of Their Landmark Rock Opera Jesus Christ Superstar by Ellis Nassour

In 1970, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber burst onto the worldwide stage with the concept album of a musical about the last days of Jesus, the landmark rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, whi…

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March Leftovers and April’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

If you have little kids, you couldn’t pick a better first-ever show for them than ALADDIN. Young children love anachronisms – “They didn’t have that then!” -- and this new musical …

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Stephen Sondheim’s letters reveal first-class gossip writer by Michael Riedel

It isn’t often you pick up some juicy gossip coming out of the Library of Congress. But here’s the dish: Arthur Laurents, who wrote “West Side Story” and “Gypsy,” left...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014

With The Most Happy Fella, Rob Berman Checks Off an Item on the Bucket List by Michael Portantiere

I consider myself spoiled -- or maybe privileged is the better word -- to have seen and heard several performances of Frank Loesser's operatic musical The Most Happy Fella with full orchestr…

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If/Then Reviews, Features and News by BroadwayStars

A compilation of If/Then articles from around the internet.

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This Week on Broadway for March 30, 2014: Aladdin and Les Miserables by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk about Les Miserables, Mothers and Sons, Aladdin, Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, Oliver @ Trinity Rep, Music Man @ NJPAC, and Hel…

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

In Broadway Seats, Few Guys Among the Dolls by Patrick Healy

While a night out at the theater used to be a staple for cultured American men, fewer shows are grabbing them these days.    

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THE WEEK AHEAD March 29-April 4: Hedwig Struts to Broadway and If/Then and A Raisin in the Sun Open by Blake Ross

Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Neil Patrick Harris takes his wig out of the box for Hedwig's Broadway debut... Idina Menzel flies back to Broadway after a decade... H…

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Friday, March 28, 2014

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, March 22-28: Back to the Barricades and Off to Neverland by Robert Simonson

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical Les Misérables enjoyed its third Broadway opening in 30 years this week, as a reimagined revival featuring fresh scen…

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What Needs to Be Said about ROCKY by Peter Filichia

At some point at every show I attend, I take a look at my watch to see how much time has passed. Have more or fewer minutes gone by than I’ve assumed? Many times, I’ve wound up assuming …

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Joan Rivers’ picks and pans from the theater scene by Joan Rivers

Editor’s Note: Michael Riedel is on vacation. Pinch-hitting for him is Joan Rivers, whose WE tv series, “Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?,” starts its fourth season Saturday night at…

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

This Week on Broadway for March 23, 2014: Robert L. Freedman by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Robert L. Freedman from A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. We review Rocky, Date of a Lifetime @ NJ Rep, and Ste…

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Norm Lewis, Broadway’s First Black 'Phantom,' On Racism, Heroes, And Dream Roles - The Daily Beast by Tim Teeman

The Great White Way shouldn't live too literally up to its name. Norm Lewis, the first black actor to play The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, tells The Daily Beast why theater producers m…

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Gene Feist, Founder of the Roundabout Theater Company, Is Dead at 91 by Bruce Weber

Mr. Feist was a playwright and director who worked as a public-school teacher when he started the nonprofit organization.    

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Sunday Routine | Lin-Manuel Miranda: Walking the Dog to Awaken the Muse by Patrick Healy

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who set his hit Broadway musical, “In the Heights” in Washington Heights, is moving there after living in Harlem. No matter the neighborhood, his Sundays have always …

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Harvey Weinstein attended Rockettes' final rehearsal by Joe Dziemianowicz and Stephen Rex Brown

The day before James Dolan took out the knees of the leggy production of “Hearts and Lights,” Weinstein sat beside him in Radio City Music Hall, taking in a rehearsal that would seal its…

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THE WEEK AHEAD March 22-28: Mothers and Sons Opens and Violet's Bus Rolls Into Broadway by Blake Ross

Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Tyne Daly proves she's one Mother of an actor… Broadway goes Backwards… Audra McDonald sings the blues… while Sutt…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, March 15-21: Aladdin Flies Onto Broadway and Vampires Will Dance Again by Robert Simonson

Disney turned its luck on Broadway around with Newsies, its most recent Times Square opening, collecting the reviews needed to give long-running The Lion King a fellow hit to keep it company.

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HAPPY TO MAKE THE MOST HAPPY FELLA’S REACQUAINTANCE by Peter Filichia

So have you heard the plot of Edward Sakamoto’s FISHING FOR WIVES which The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre opens on April 5?

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Welcomes First Black Lead on Broadway by Nikara Johns

Norm Lewis will be the next Phantom in the multibillion-dollar grossing musical, “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway — making him the first African-American to play the role. Produc…

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Tony nominations may elude Roundabout’s ‘Cabaret’ revival by Michael Riedel

Spring is here — time to rev up Tony Award fever. A major issue facing the Tony eligibility committee is what to do with the Roundabout’s revival of the Roundabout’s...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sheryl Crow’s ‘Diner’ Musical Will Open for Business At Last by Gordon Cox

Sheryl Crow’s musical adaptation of “Diner” will finally have it world premiere at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Va., following a long period of development that saw a pre-Broadw…

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Greatest Showbiz Book Ever Written by Frank Rich

Act One is an infectious evocation of a vibrant world written, it turns out, by a chronic depressive who also found the business "pure hell."

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Is Broadway Being Destroyed by Hollywood? - The Daily Beast by Michele Willens

‘Rocky’ is now a musical, along with countless other movies. Whatever happened to theater producers taking a risk and making a big hit that didn’t rely on big-screen familiarity?

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Monday, March 17, 2014

This Week on Broadway for March 16, 2014: Jason Robert Brown and Sean McDermott by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Sean McDermott. Also, James talks with Jason Robert Brown. Shows reviewed are All The Way, Antony and Cleopatra @ The Public, …

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Actress bonds with pup before Broadway debut together | New York Post by Barbara Hoffman

But Trixie isn't just any dog — she's Ziemba's co-star in "Bullets Over Broadway," which just kicked off previews at the St. James Theatre. It's Woody Allen's first Broadway musical, and i…

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Breathing in Brittania by Adam Epstein

"Because I am an expatriate, I can begin to breathe."

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Globe actor learns he changed fan's life by Diane Bell

Old Globe Theatre gets boost from actor Billy Campbell's "Rocketeer" movie past.

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Rocky wins on points by Chuck Darrow

The reviews for the Broadway musical version of Rocky were mostly good, but the mighty Times was an exception.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

World premiere by Lynn Nottage about America’s poorest city is highlight of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 season by Win Goodbody

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced plays for its 80th anniversary 2015 season today. As always, the most exciting aspect of any OSF season is finding out what newly commissioned world…

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EXITS AND ENTRANCES by Peter Filichia

Hell certainly looks better than my apartment – at least in the way that Harry Feiner has designed NO EXIT for The Pearl Theatre Company. It’s a sleek swank room with three lovely chaise…

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‘Bullets Over Broadway’ on target to kill at Tonys by Michael Riedel

RAT-a-tat-tat! That machine-gun fire you hear coming from the St. James Theatre is the sound of a hit. “Bullets Over Broadway” has been in previews just three days, and already...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This Week on Broadway for March 9, 2014: Karen Ziemba by James Marino

James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Karen Ziemba. We hear Peter’s review of The Bridges of Madison County, New York Philharmonic’s production of Sweeney Todd, Tende…

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

"Pippin" star returns to Broadway after injury - Videos - CBS News

"Pippin" acrobat Orion Griffiths broke his back during a rehearsal. "CBS This Morning" contributor Jamie Wax talks to Griffiths about his remarkable recovery and using his sister as a role m…

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Broadway Producers Finding It Easier to Move Between Commercial, Nonprofit Sectors by Gordon Cox

Commercial producers aren’t just commercial anymore. At least not all of them — not since the divide between the commercial theater industry and the not-for-profit legit sector has crumb…

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ArtsBeat: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Returning to Broadway (In Case You Missed It the 5 Previous Times) by Patrick Healy

A fifth Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” has been announced for the fall of 2015.    

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Get Ready, 'New York, New York'! On the Town is Coming Back to Broadway! by Paul Wontorek

The classic New York City musical On the Town is coming back to Broadway. The revival will start performances in October 2014 at the newly-named Lyric Theatre, formerly the Foxwoods Theatre,…

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Singer-Songwriter Jonatha Brooke Talks About Her Musical “My Mother Has 4 Noses” by Kenneth Jones

Folk-pop singer Jonatha Brooke talks about the creation of her autobiographical one-woman musical play "My Mother Has 4 Noses," now Off-Broadway, an expressionistic hybrid of monologue and s…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

John Travolta, Idina Menzel and Sunday Night Fever by Peter Marks

David Stone, producer of Broadway’s new musical "If/Then," starring Idina Menzel, says that the box office receipts for the show doubled on Monday, after Menzel sang on the Oscars Sunday n…

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Travolta’s Oscar Flub Could Be Good for Broadway Musical ‘If/Then’ by Gordon Cox

John Travolta memorably mangled Idina Menzel’s name during the Oscars on March 3 and that may have been rough for Menzel right before she belted out the hit tune from Disney’s &#…

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What were Ellen DeGeneres' 10 best Oscar moments? by Gold Derby

Ellen DeGeneres took immediate charge at the Oscars for her second time as host. Her opening monologue took on many of the top nominees like Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio…

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Robert Lopez is 12th EGOT champ with Oscar win for 'Let It Go' song from 'Frozen' by Gold Derby

Composer Robert Lopez won his first Academy Award Sunday night, making him just the 12th person to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. This was the first Oscar bid for Lopez.…

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Oscars: ‘Frozen’ Songwriter Robert Lopez Becomes Youngest EGOT Winner by Andrew Stewart

Riding the impressive wave of momentum through to Oscar night, songwriter Robert Lopez, 38, became the latest (and youngest) winner of the EGOT, a collection of the four major entertainment …

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

This Week on Broadway for March 2, 2014: Rob McClure and Erin Mackey by James Marino

James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Rob McClure and Erin Mackey. We review The Bridges of Madison County, Liliom @ Beautiful Soup Theater, The Other Josh Cohen @ Paper Mill. …

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Diane Paulus, Tony-winning director, unstoppable on Broadway

Quick quiz: What do the following have in common?

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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'Casa Valentina' review: Harvey Fierstein back on Broadway

Never underestimate Harvey Fierstein's gift for revealing new worlds within worlds we think we know well.

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AMERICAN IDOL Recap: It's Time For America To Pull The (Updated w/ Pictures) by Matt Tamanini

On this week's Top-6 edition of AMERICAN IDOL Season XIII, we were treated to not one, but two, songs by each competitor. The theme, A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll gave the…

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Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 23

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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Goodman Theatre Celebrates the Life of Robert Christen on May 13, 4-6pm by Michael Roberts

Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, 'insertThumbnailRSS' was given in /home/content/52/9380252/html/wp-includ…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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‘The Foreigner’ at Vagabond Players by Amanda Gunther

How does one acquire personality? Surely it’s not as easy as attending an uproarious comedy at America’s Oldest Continuously Operating Little Theatre? But of course it is! Vagabond Playe…

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‘Ruined’ receives potent revival by Eclipse Theatre

HEDY WEISS: Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winner likely to open more eyes with this hugely impressive production.

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Theater Review: ‘Casa Valentina,’ a New Play by Harvey Fierstein by Ben Brantley

“Casa Valentina,” written by Harvey Fierstein, tells of cross-dressing men who frequent a Catskills resort that caters to them in the early 1960s.

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Review: Casa Valentina

Harvey Fierstein's new Broadway drama examines a weekend colony where men can dress as women.

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‘Casa Valentina’ cross-dresses and impresses by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In the early 1960s, a secluded bungalow camp in the Catskills was paradise to a few men. It was where they could be themselves — that is, women. That real-life...

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Laura Benanti, Cynthia Nixon and More to Appear at Freedom to Marry's 10th Anniversary Celebration, 4/28 by BroadwayWorld

Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 28 in New York City.

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Review: “Casa Valentina,” Harvey Fierstein’s Heartbreaking House of Cards by Matthew Wexler

Broadway Blog editor Matthew Wexler reviews the latest work by Harvey Fierstein. “When you make the two one… and when you make the MALE AND THE FEMALE INTO A SINGLE ONE—then sh…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Casa Valentina: Theater Review by David Rooney

Harvey Fierstein's new Broadway play is set in the Catskill Mountains in 1962, inspired by a real-life resort where ostensibly heterosexual men went to release their inner woman.read more

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Shakespeare on a Boat by Joe Patti

I am sure by this late hour of 6:00 pm EDT, everyone must be aware that today is the observed 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. This morning I caught a story on NPR abo…

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Crossroads Theatre Project FINALLY gets a website by RVCBard

Better late than never.Visit it at xroadstheatre.weebly.com.

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Review: Principal Principle (Stage Left Theatre & Theatre Seven of Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

Playwright Joe Zarrow has provided as much compassion as criticism in this world premiere, indicting a semi-privatized CPS that’s over-regulated and underfunded. Scott Bishop’s staging …

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Alexandra Silber to Interview John Doyle at Pace University, 4/27 by BroadwayWorld

Pace University's Pace Performing Arts presents An Afternoon with John Doyle, the acclaimed director, at Pace's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street in lower Manhattan on Su…

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Broadway’s Palace Theatre Will Get Makeover for Holler If You Hear Me by Chris Luner

Holler If You Hear Me may not be eligible for anything this season as it begins previews after the official Tony Awards cut off date has passed but that isn’t stopping this Broadway p…

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Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Photos) by Chris Luner

Neil Patrick Harris has come to Broadway in the Broadway premiere of Hedwig And The Angry Inch. The musical, which features a book by John Cameron Mitchell with music and lyrics by Stephen T…

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Five Mile Lake: Theater Review by Myron Meisel

An examination of country versus city mores is staged in Orange County.read more

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Review Roundup: CASA VALENTINA Opens on Broadway - Updating LIVE! by Review Roundups

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of CASA VALENTINA, the play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello opens tonight, April …

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Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o to Join Disney's Live-Action JUNGLE BOOK? by Movies News Desk

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o are in talks to join the cast of Jon Favreau's upcoming live-actionVFX remake of Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK.

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Blog Hijack: Wombat Theatre Co.- Denise Von-Trump's Resume by Michael Block

The other day I received a strange e-mail from a young man named Brian O'Donnell who lives in Independence, MO. He thought I might be interested in some stuff he recently acquired, and tho…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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WOMEN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

And then, of course, there are the theater troupes readying themselves for summer’s fringe festivals. . . .

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Natalie Weiss, Teal Wicks, Robin De Jesus and More Set for PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER: VOLUME 2 at 54 Below, 4/24 by BroadwayWorld

After a sold-out first edition, Broadway's best writers and performers team together again to help raise funds for children with special needs in New York City and around the world. Victor L…

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Cabaret Undressed! The Real-Life Stories Behind the Gritty, Glittering Broadway Hit by Gemma Wilson

Willkommen back to Broadway, Cabaret! The classic Kander and Ebb musical has arrived for a return engagement on the Great White Way, with Alan Cumming reprising his Tony-winning performance …

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The Broadway.com Show: Neil Patrick Harris Wigs Out! Sutton Foster Strips Down! Is Lady Day a Play or a Musical?! by Broadway.com

In this week's episode, we have openings galore! Cheers to the return of Neil Patrick Harris, Sutton Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana. What an abundance of tal…

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The Gospel According to...Tyler Gardella by Michael Block

Name: Tyler GardellaHometown: Naples, FLEducation: Ithaca College; Interlochen Arts Academy Who do you play in The Mysteries?: BeelzebubTell us about The Mysteries: "Best of the Bible"... mo…

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The Silver Tassie, National Theatre, review by Charles Spencer

The Silver Tassie is a disturbing play, but this is its best production yet, says Charles Spencer

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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THE SILVER TASSIE – Lyttelton, SE1 by Libby Purves

WORLD WAR I:  THE PITY, THE POETRY   A tin whistle, a distant seagull, a ship hooting beyond grimy tenement windows. Indoors Sylvester and Simon bicker and cringe as a tight-lipped vir…

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Hedwig’s Neil Patrick Harris on “Letterman” tomorrow by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH star Neil Patrick Harris will appear on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” tomorrow, April 24th. HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH opened last night at the Belasco…

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CASA VALENTINA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"Passing undetected is our zenith," one character tells another early in Casa Valentina, the new play by Harvey Fierstein that just opened at the Samuel J. Friedman in a Manhattan Theatre Cl…

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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 23rd, 2014 by BroadwayWorld

BOOGIE STOMP! opens at PianoForte Studios. A new show called "Boogie Stomp!" began its pre-New York tryout run in Chicago yesterday.

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Musicals by The New York Times

BOOGIE STOMP! "Boogie Stomp!" is a theatrical evening starring pianists Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza. Together, they tell the story of boogie woogie, its origins, subsequent history and …

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With ‘Two Gentlemen,’ Fiasco Theater makes the most of one of Bard’s least by Peter Marks

The real test of a Shakespeare company may not be how it handles the best of the plays, but what it does with the least of them. So by all means, experience the delightful, illuminating she…

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Four Last Things, Starring Tony Nominee Elizabeth A. Davis by Matthew Blank

The U.S. premiere of Lisa Tierney-Keogh's Four Last Things, the story of a young woman struggling with her life, begins performances April 22 Off-Broadway at The American Globe Theatre.

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Hedwig and the Angry Inch — Neil in Heels by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the Broadway opening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell, Lena Hall and Yoko Ono were there. So was Playbill.com.

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HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris to Visit LETTERMAN Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH star Neil Patrick Harris will appear on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman tomorrow, April 24th.

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STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes CASA VALENTINA to Broadway by Stage Tube

In the video below, the writers of Murder for Two play one of the songs they so totally wrote from the new Broadway hit, Manhattan Theatre Club's Casa Valentina

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April 23, 2014 | Broadway Photo of The Day by Broadway's Best Shows

Broadway’s Best Shows is hunting down the best Broadway-related snaps you created for our newest series: Broadway Photo of the Day! Living in a world in which our daily lives are flood…

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Opening Night Video! Just Try and Tear Neil Patrick Harris Down in Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Broadway.com

Broadway.com puts on some make-up, turns on the eight-track and catches up with Neil Patrick Harris at the opening night of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's Hedwig and…

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Photo Flash: Samantha Marie Ware, Rachel York, James Gardiner, and More Receive Helen Hayes Awards

The 30th annual Helen Hayes Awards were presented at a glitzy event on April 21.

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense review - Robert Webb and Mark Heap are unflappably farcical by Mark Lawson

This clever PG Wodehouse tribute reproduces the manners of the Edwardian English upper classes, while cunningly sending them up Bertie Wooster or Jez from Peep Show? Take our quiz Mark Heap …

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STAGE TUBE: Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway's SIBLING RIVALRY Prompts Surprise Proposal by Stage Tube

Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway returned to 54 Below with SIBLING RIVERLRY last weekend and set up a surprise proposal during the show on April 19. David Robeano proposed to his partne…

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STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Boys Clarify the Broadway Lineup in Abbott & Costello Act at EASTER BONNET! by Stage Tube

At the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, the youngest stars of Disney's Newsies, Luca Padovan and Zachary Unger, offered a spot-on Broadway version of the legendary Abbott amp Costello …

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Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Constantine Maroulis, James Snyder, Amy Spanger & More Sing REEFER MADNESS at Benefit Concert by BroadwayWorld

REEFER MADNESS, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney, just played a one night only benefit concert at New World Stages. Directed by Ilana R…

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The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Boneau/Bryan-Brown Congratulates Our 2013-2014…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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White Marriage: Theater Review by Myron Meisel

Noted Polish poet and writer Tadeusz Rozewicz's psychosexual dissection of patriarchal society examines the coming-of-age of two young women.read more

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The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon, The Dukes, Lancaster by Robin Duke

The Dukes, Lancaster: In these days of selfies and social networking it's difficult to imagine just how astonishing the achievements of pioneering film makers Sagar Mitchell and James K…

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Theater Review: ‘Holy Land’ Examines Dehumanizing Effects of Armed Conflict by Alexis Soloski

At first, “Holy Land” suggests how ordinary people might make sense of life under the duress of armed conflict, but then the story becomes buried in symbolism and violence.

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Boneau/Bryan-Brown Congratulates Our 2013-2014 Drama League Award Nominees by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Nominations for the 80th annual Drama League Awards, celebrating excellence in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were announced this morning. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY has been nominated for O…

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Audience Members Share Surprise Engagement at Callaway Sisters' Sibling Revelry 54 Below Show (Plus Video) by Adam Hetrick

Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway helped a dream come true for David Robeano, who proposed to his partner of seven years, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, during the Tony Award nominees' April 19 perfo…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Audiences Also Receive Hurt Locker the Musical Playbills by Carey Purcell

Theatregoers at the Broadway premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will receive an extra Playbill, along with the one for the rock musical starring Neil Patrick Harris.

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Stephen Flaherty, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Robert Brown, Kerrigan and Lowdermilk Sound Off on Sheet Music Piracy and Advice for Songwriters by Michael Gioia

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee hosted its first anti-piracy awareness event April 21 from 5 PM–7 PM in New York City. Playbill.com was there.

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ALL THE WAY Welcomes Class Presidents form NYC Public High Schools by BroadwayWorld

Producers of All The Way have announced that they have invited a group of over fifty student class presidents from New York City Department of Education NYCDOE public high schools to be thei…

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Memorial for Goodman Theatre Lighting Designer Robert Christen Set for May 13 by BroadwayWorld

On May 13, Goodman Theatre celebrates the life and creative contributions of Robert Bob Christen, its longtime Resident Lighting Designer and one of the most prolific live performance design…

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BWW TV: NPH Has Arrived! Chatting with the Company of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Opening Night! by BroadwayWorld TV

Neil Patrick Harris officially returned to Broadway last night at the Belasco Theatre, in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and …

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First Poster Revealed For Julia Roberts In THE NORMAL HEART by Pat Cerasaro

The first poster depicting Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts in the forthcoming HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART is now avai…

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the 2014 EASTER BONNET Parade! by Stage Tube

The generosity of theatre fans during six weeks of fundraising by 57 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies helped push the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to another re…

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‘All The Way,’ Starring Bryan Cranston, Announces Class Presidents’ Day by Broadway's Best Shows

Producers of All The Way have announced that they have invited a group of over fifty student class presidents from New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) public high schools to be th…

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Sunday Feature: Caitlin Murphy, Dramaturg for Top Girls by The Charlebois Post

The Blood-LettingWhen I first told my boyfriend I did dramaturgy, he thought it sounded like surgery for theatreby Caitlin MurphyCaitlin Murphy is a writer, director, dramaturg and regular r…

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Review: (Toronto / Theatre) Theatre Centre's Incubator series by The Charlebois Post

From: Death Married by DaughterStories Robustly Toldby Zoe Erwin-LongstaffLast Thursday night marked the opening of the Theatre Centre’s Incubator space, where three distinct one-hour play…

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The Transvestite in Patrick Page’s Mind by Eric Grode

How he connects with his character in Casa Valentina — Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles When Patrick Page was playing Cyrano de…

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CANDID CONCERT OPERA CHICAGO PRESENTS MOZART’S Così fan tutte, May 9 & 10 by Michael Roberts

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“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” BWAY Cast Album Debuts #1 on iTunes by Michael Roberts

Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, 'insertThumbnailRSS' was given in /home/content/52/9380252/html/wp-includ…

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Fuse Television Commentary: Whither Stephen Colbert? by Arts Fuse Editor

Now that the dust has settled after the announcement that Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman on "The Late Show" next year, it is time for some thoughtful analysis.

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Running Lines: Hastings’ ‘Rent’ by Peter D. Kramer

Hastings High School broke new ground five years ago, presenting a floor-shaking production of White Plains native Jonathan Larson’s breakthrough musical, “Rent.” This year…

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Shake38 rattles and rolls all over town

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis barrels through the canon in just five days.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Top Girls’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Everyone tries to cope with the ordinary drudgeries of their lives, some do better than others when it comes to success with their coping skills. Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls attempts to il…

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Beatles Overload? 5 Beatlesque Bands You Should Hear by Shawn_donohue@nypl.org, Learning & Development Specialist, Office Of Staff Development

You can't help it, you are just so jazzed that it is The Beatles' 50th Anniversary of their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show that you've grown your moptop, dusted off your Hofn…

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David Amram's New York by Evanleslie@nypl.org, Library For The Performing Arts

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is thrilled to celebrate the acquisition of composer David Amram's archive. Amram was the paramount musician to the Beat Generation, h…

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Theater News: Tony Winner Julie White to Host Off-Broadway Company Page 73 Productions' Spring Benefit

The event will include a New Play Bake Off featuring playwrights Robert Askins, Heidi Schreck, and Caroline V. McGraw.

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PHOTO CALL: The 2014 Easter Bonnet Competition in Performance by Matthew Blank

The 28th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition raised an all-time record $4,532,129 in six weeks of nightly curtain-call appeals. That total eclipsed the $4.25 m…

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BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Opening Night! by BroadwayWorld TV

All of Broadway's biggest stars flocked to the Belasco Theatre last night to celebrate the opening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and …

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‘Violet’ – Post Opening TV Spot (VIOLET) by Broadway's Best Shows

Check out the post-opening commercial for Violet, starring Sutton Foster!

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Making ‘Beautiful’ Music: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

The cast and creative team of Beautiful talk (and sing) about Carol and Gerry Goffin’s first number one hit, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow." Featuring: Douglas McGrath, Steve Sidw…

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Review: (Ottawa / Opera) Madama Butterfly by The Charlebois Post

(photo: Sam Garcia)Delicate and Strongby Jim MurchisonGiacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly is a little different from most operas. First performed in 1904, before the United States had declare…

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‘Frozen’ Beats ‘Lion King’s’ Record of Most Weeks at No. 1 on U.S. Album Chart by Whitney Friedlander

It’s no fairy tale: Disney’s “Frozen” has broken the record for the most number of weeks atop the U.S. album chart by the soundtrack for an animated picture. The album logged its 11t…

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Review: (Toronto / Theatre) A One Night Stand With Shaw by The Charlebois Post

Spend an Evening with Shawby Lucy Wells@LWellsTOThe Never Wrestle with Pigs theatre collective is presenting its first production at the Annex Theatre through this week.  I am a great f…

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Nicholas Phan makes more fans at Celebrity Series by Thomas Garvey

Tenor Nicholas Phan: a millennial Michael Fierstein?From the moment he takes the stage, tenor Nicholas Phan (at left) seems to straddle two contrasting worlds of vocal performance.For there'…

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson Featured In Inspirational TEDx Talk by Pat Cerasaro

Tony Award-winning Broadway headliner and acclaimed August Wilson interpreter Ruben Santiago-Hudson recently participated in a TEDx Talk as part of a series held at his alma mater, Binghamto…

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‘Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra’ explores intimacy, fails by Frank Scheck

Lovers and others might want to steer clear of “Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra.” Starting with its icky title — the linking of one’s progenitor to an infamous...

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A Red Orchid extends 'Mud Blue Sky' 5 weeks by Johnny Oleksinski

A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its acclaimed production of Marisa Wegrzyn’s flight attendant comedy “Mud Blue Sky” five weeks, the theater said on Wednesday. It will now…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Dinner and a Show: Where to Eat Before ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ by Ebehan

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Cheyenne Jackson Talks Disney Hall Performance; Staying Sober by Jordan Riefe

The "Glee" alum is making comeback after a stint in AA, as he readies for his upcoming performance with Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos at Disney Hall this weekend.read more

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Jeff Miele

The hits just keep coming one after the other in the final week of the Broadway season. The latest one to speak of is John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s cult favorite “Hedwig and …

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MD Theatre Guide’s Rising Star: Sheridan Merrick by April Forrer

I first met Sheridan in her 8th grade production of The Love of Three Oranges at The Park School of Baltimore (my other job is costume designer for Park School) and she was a standout even t…

Linked From Maryland Theatre Guide at 03:29PM

Broadway Theater Review: Act One with Tony Shalhoub and Andrea Martin by Lauren Yarger

Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin and Santino Fontana. Photo: Joan MarcusA Love Story about the Theater, Told with Performances and Direction Worthy of the LegendBy Lauren YargerMoss Hart is one …

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Chondra Profit, Heather Parcells, Brian Craft and Anthony Crouchelli Set for Broadway Battles Bullying Benefit Concert by Carey Purcell

 A benefit concert entitled Broadway Battles Bullying will be presented May 2 at 11:30 PM at Joe's Pub.

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Pride and Prejudice, Billy Elliot, Good People and Carrie Will Play La Mirada Theatre by Carey Purcell

La Mirada Theatre's 2014-15 season will feature the world premiere of Pride and Prejudice, the regional premiere of Billy Elliot and the Los Angeles premiere of Carrie The Musical.

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The Bridges of Madison County Cast Album, With Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Breaks Into Billboard 200 by Adam Hetrick

The original Broadway cast album of the new Jason Robert Brown-Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County, which was released digitally April 15 from Ghostlight Records, debuted at …

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Players Club Served With Foreclosure Action; President Responds by Carey Purcell

The Players Club, the historic organization devoted to artists and patrons of the arts, has been served with foreclosure action, DNAinfo.com reports.

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Tommy Tune Taps into the Café Carlyle by Steven Suskin

Tony Award winner Tommy Tune made his Café Carlyle debut April 22. Playbill.com was there.

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Joshua Bell, Austin Pendleton, Jackie Hoffman and Frank London Join Fiddler on the Roof Celebration at Town Hall by Adam Hetrick

Joshua Bell, Austin Pendleton, Jackie Hoffman and Frank London have joined the starry 50th anniversary celebration of Fiddler on the Roof at the Town Hall, which will include the previously …

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Mel Brooks Will Perform Solo Show at the Geffen Playhouse by Adam Hetrick

Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award winner Mel Brooks will perform a solo show at the Geffen Playhouse April 28.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Palace Theatre's Stadium-Style Seating for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME by BroadwayWorld

The seating at the Palace Theatre has been transformed into new stadium style seating specifically for Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur -…

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Special: Record a Song or Monologue and Submit it to 6 Broadway Casting Directors! by BroadwayWorld

For the month of April, performers can submit their song or monologue videos on Stagelighter.com to a panel of six Broadway casting directors for free. Panelists will nominate videos into a …

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‘Daily Show’ Scribe Takes Comedy ‘An Act of God’ to Broadway by Diamond Grant

Producer Jeffrey Finn made the announcement that An Act of God will make it to Broadway in 2015. The comedic production is based upon the critically acclaimed book The Last Testament: A Me…

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Pope John Paul II's play hits the stage by Joe Dziemianowicz

As a pope, John Paul II was revered around the world. As a playwright, well, not so much. Before he was Christ’s vicar on Earth, John Paul II was a Polish writer named Karol Wojtyla.

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The Drama League Announces 2014 Awards Nominees For 80th Annual Awards by Suzanna Bowling

The Drama League Announces 2014 Awards Nominees For 80th Annual Awards: The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distingu…

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Piece of My Heart The Bert Berns Musical Comes to The Pershing Square Signature Center by Suzanna Bowling

Piece of My Heart The Bert Berns Musical Comes to The Pershing A new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns will open Off Broadway this summer

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NEW DRAMATISTS Honor Five-Time Tony Award Winning Director/Choreographer Susan Stroman by Suzanna Bowling

NEW DRAMATISTS Honor Five-Time Tony Award Winning Director/Choreographer Susan Stroman:

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Tony Awards® to Host First Ever Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel by Suzanna Bowling

Tony Awards® to Host First Ever Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel: The Tony Awards will unveil the first ever Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel on Friday, April 25th

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Stephen Sorokoff My View: A Living Landmark Walks Into New York’s Living Room – Tommy Tune by Stephen Sorokoff

Stephen Sorokoff My View: A Living Landmark Walks Into New York’s Living Room - Tommy Tune: It seemed that the portrait of Bobby Short in the lobby at The Carlyle was smiling more than usu…

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Broadway Battles Bullying Concert May 2nd at Joe’s Pub by Suzanna Bowling

Broadway Battles Bullying Concert May 2nd at Joe's Pub: Broadway Battles Bullying Concert is set for Friday, May 2nd at 11:30PM (11:00 doors open) at Joe’s Pub at The Public.

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Play 'An Act of God' eyes space on Broadway by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Someone pretty critic-proof is coming to Broadway: The Almighty....

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Denzel, Cranston, and Cumming Among Nominees for Drama League Awards

The Drama League has announced its 2014 nominees for the 80th annual Drama League Awards. First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, they’re the oldest theatrical honors in America,…

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William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations by David Ng

William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.…

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On the Bard's 450th, a birthday tour of some play 'sets'

LONDON (Reuters) - Known as the Bard and regarded as England's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is celebrated on Wednesday, let his imagination roam as widely a…

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Mel Brooks to star in one-man show at Geffen Playhouse by David Ng

Mel Brooks will appear in a one-man autobiographical show at the Geffen Playhouse on Monday, "Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen." The show will have only one performance.

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Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations by Associated Press

LONDON — Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.Shakespeare's Globe theater is setti…

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Midsummer Night Swing Offerings Range From Afro-Cuban to Classic Rock by Allan Kozinn

The outdoor ballroom near Lincoln Center will include 15 nights of live music and dancing.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem: loving the classics, but with eyes on the future by Robert Johnson

"The power of Dance Theatre of Harlem is that it affords a different perspective on the art form," says artistic director Virginia Johnson

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Leigh Zimmerman on Getting Scolded by Madonna and Playing a Diva in London's Relative Values by Matt Wolf

Leigh Zimmerman is known for her leggy allure on both sides of the Atlantic, having starred in either the West End or on Broadway (and sometimes both) in Chicago, The Producers and The Will …

Linked From Broadway.com at 03:14PM

Get Ready, ‘Cause Here She Comes! Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson Meets the Cast of Motown by Broadway.com

Oscar-winning Dreamgirls star and American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson met the cast of Broadway’s Motown the Musical on April 22, 2014. Click for photos of her visit!

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Hot Shot! Les Miz Star Ramin Karimloo Cheers on His Faking It Pal Gregg Sulkin by Lindsay Champion

What does Les Miserables headliner Ramin Karimloo have in common with the mega-addicting TV series Pretty Little Liars? No, he’s not appearing on an upcoming episode (we wish!). H…

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London Theater Review: ‘Privacy’ at the Donmar Warehouse by Gordon Cox

Crackerjack comic timing was the last thing anyone expected from an alarming play about 21st-century concerns over data, secrecy and power. But it’s all over James Graham’s dazzler “Pr…

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Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen – Los Angeles theater event report by Pauline Adamek

Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen will have a single performance Monday, April 28 at 8pm in the Gil Cates Theater, in a Spotlight Entertainment Series Production.  An introspective retrospecti…

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Goodman will celebrate Robert Christen's life on May 13 by Johnny Oleksinski

On May 13, the Goodman Theatre will celebrate the life of Robert Christen, the theater’s Resident Lighting Designer who died on March 9 at the age of 64. Christen spent over three deca…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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The Scarcity Matrix by HowlRound

By David Dower. All of a sudden, I had the visceral sensation of a melting away, a fog lifting, a waking up. It was physical and it was emotional. It stopped my breath. …The moment I saw T…

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Listen to the Cast of The Keegan Theatre’s ‘HAIR’ Sing the National Anthem at The Nationals’ Game by Guest Author

The cast of The Keegan Theatre’s HAIR sing the National Anthem at The Nationals’Game yesterday. The post Listen to the Cast of The Keegan Theatre’s ‘HAIR’ Sing…

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The Cripple of Inishmaan by Jeff Miele

Martin McDonagh is one of the most unique, brightest, and irreverent playwrights there is. I adore his work and his ability to create enchanting stories that are equally as grotesque yet hum…

Linked From BroadwayAudience.com at 02:32PM

Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE Celebrates Easter at New World Stages by BroadwayWorld

All the kids in the audience at iLUMINATE received a special treat after the show on Easter Sunday. Immediately following the spectacular 52-minute performance, where the audience breathless…

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Palace Theatre transformed into stadium style seating for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

The seating at the Palace Theatre has been transformed into new stadium style seating specifically for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur.…

Linked From BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN at 02:24PM

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced by Chris Luner

We meant it when we said it’s awards season! Just a day after the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations were announced, the nominations for the oldest theatrical awards in Ameri…

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'A Gentleman's Guide' Leads In Outer Critics Circle Nominations by Frank Rizzo

Anika Noni Rose of Bloomfield Receives Nomination For 'Raisin In The Sun'

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MEL BROOKS to Perform One-Night Only Solo Show at Geffen Playhouse by BroadwayWorld

Legendary comedian Mel Brooks will perform a one-man, one-night only show at Geffen Playhouse's Gil Cates Theater on Monday, April 28, 2014.

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DIY Shakespeare: Co-Creating With Your Community by HowlRound

By Rick Dildine. Shakespeare is credited with writing 38 plays. Some say as many as 43 and some say as few as zero; no matter what, all are in the public domain. I thought: “What if we gav…

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‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Opens on Broadway by Broadway's Best Shows

The limited engagement of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris and featuring Lena Hall (Kinky Boots, lead singer of The Deafening), opens Tuesday, April 22 at BroadwayR…

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‘The Bridges of Madison County’ Cast Album Hits Billboard Top 200 and #1 Cast Album by Broadway's Best Shows

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records has debuted as the #1 Cast Recording on the Billboard chart and hit #5…

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Tony-Winning Legend Mel Brooks to Star in Autobiographical Solo Show by Ryan McPhee

We’ve seen his work on stage and on screen, but now legendary funnyman Mel Brooks himself will take to the spotlight for one-night-only! The Los Angeles Times reports that the EGOT-er …

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Odds & Ends: Ryan Silverman Joins Side Show, Broadway Alums Cast in Shakespeare in Love & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Will Ryan Silverman Love Erin Davie & Emily Padgett For Who They Are? Ryan Silverman and Charity Dawson will replace t…

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Leigh Zimmerman on a Fantasy Catfight, Getting Scolded by Madonna and Being More Than a Greedy Bitch in London's Relative Values by Matt Wolf

Leigh Zimmerman is known for her leggy allure on both sides of the Atlantic, having starred on either the West End or on Broadway (and sometimes both) in Chicago, The Producers and The Will …

Linked From Broadway.com at 02:14PM

News: Mark Rylance, Ian McKellen and Michael Grandage nominated for Outer Critics Circle Awards by Ed Frankl

Mark Rylance, Ian McKellen and Michael Grandage are among those British actors and theatre-makers that have been nominated for this year’s Outer Critics Circle Awards, which recognise thea…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Murderous Musical Mondays with Pace New Musicals Writers Room by BroadwayWorld TV

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two are teaming up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com every Monday night fo…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Inside the 2014 Drama League Nominations with Judith Light & Christopher Sieber! by BroadwayWorld TV

Earlier today, Judith Light amp Christopher Sieber announced the 80th Drama League Award Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Disting…

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Jenn Colella, Kathleen Monteleone & More in AMANDA GREEN'S SPRING TRUNK SHOW by Stage Tube

On Monday, April 14, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated songwriter Amanda Green and her Broadway friends in 'Amanda Green's Spri…

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Photo Coverage: Inside BC/EFA's 2014 Easter Easter Bonnet Competition with Cranston, Menzel, Drescher & More!- Part Two by Jennifer Broski

The generosity of theatre fans during six weeks of fundraising by 57 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies helped push the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to another re…

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Clive Davis Reveals Why He's Bringing MY FAIR LADY Back to Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

Legendary music exec Clive Davis reveals why he will bring the iconic Lerner and Loewe musical MY FAIR LADY back to Broadway.

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Neil Patrick Harris makes Hedwig a glorious rock star by Chris Jones

BROADWAY REVIEW: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" BROADWAY REVIEW: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" ... Born of the rubble of the Berlin Wall, Hedwig Schmidt surely would never have imagined her tir…

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Chicago Children's Theatre announces musicals by Chris Jones

Chicago Children's Theatre said Wednesday that it will premiere a new musical based on Leo Lionni's book "Frederick," the story of a poetically inclined fieldmouse with a penchant for storyt…

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Theater News: The 80th Annual Drama League Award Nominations Go to Patrick Stewart, Daniel Radcliffe, Kelli O'Hara, and More

Productions recognized by the nominators include two off-Broadway productions from The Public Theater, The Glass Menagerie, and The Bridges of Madison County.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Snapshot | Amber Gray: Amber Gray on ‘An Octoroon,’ at Soho Rep by Alexis Soloski

A conversation with Amber Gray about terrifying musicals, biracial identity and playing a difficult scene.

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Happy 450th birthday (we think), William Shakespeare by Joel Eastwood - Staff Reporter

April 23 is believed to be the birthday of William Shakespeare, who was born 450 years ago. Here are 10 facts about the Bard.

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Drama League Announces 80th Annual Award Noms by Sandi Durell

    2014 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS NOMINATIONS for 80th Award Season   OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY All That Fall 59 East 59 Theatres By Samuel Beckett.…

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Opening Tonight on Broadway: ‘Casa Valentina’ by Dcontray

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Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Ryan Silverman and More Will Star in Kennedy Center's Side Show by Andrew Gans

Complete casting has been announced for the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' production of Side Show, which will be presented June 14-July 13 in the Eisenhower Theater.

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PHOTO CALL: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Opens on Broadway; Curtain Call, Red Carpet Arrivals and Cast Party by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

The Broadway premiere of the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, opened on Broadway April 22 foll…

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Review: The Rite of Spring and Petrushka (Tour - Salford)

David Cunningham finds much to enjoy about The Rite of Spring and Petrushka.

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Review: 20th Century Boy (Tour - Manchester)

Ruth Lovett enjoys this flawless new musical celebrating the life, loves and talent of Marc Bolan.

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Review Round-Ups: James Graham's Privacy impresses critics

James Graham's latest play, looking at the collection and use of our personal data, opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night

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BWW TV: Meet the Company of MCC's THE VILLAGE BIKE by BroadwayWorld TV

MCC THEATER will present Greta Gerwig, Max Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Lucy Owen, Cara Seymour, and Scott Shepherd in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's celebrated play The Village …

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Tony Winner Julie White to Host Page 73 Productions 2014 Spring Benefit, 4/25; Debra Monk, Betty Gilpin & More to Perform by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-winner Julie White The Little Dog Laughed is set to host the Spring Benefit for the Off-Broadway theatre company Page 73 Productions on Friday, April 25, at City Winery, 155 Varic…

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Denzel Washington & Woodie King, Jr. Set for THEATER TALK this Weekend by TV News Desk

On the new THEATER TALK, Denzel Washington, star of the hit Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, gets together with an old friend, Woo…

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Photo Coverage: Christopher Sieber and Judith Light Announce 2014 Drama League Nominations! by Jennifer Broski

Earlier today, Judith Light amp Christopher Sieber announced the 80th Drama League Award Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Disting…

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Exclusive Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Gets Hirschfeld Treatment for LADY DAY Opening Night Gift! by BroadwayWorld

'Lady Day' Producer Jeffrey Richards and actor Will Swenson wowing audiences as 'Javert' in the Broadway revival of 'Les Miserables' were sad because the late great Al Hirschfeld was not her…

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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Cast Recording Breaks into Billboard Top 200 by BroadwayWorld

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records has debuted as the 1 Cast Recording on the Billboard chart and hit 53 …

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Livestreaming What is the role of the playwright?—South Coast Repertory—Sun, April 27 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. South Coast Repertory's 17th Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival in Costa Mesa, California presents the panel "What is the role of the playwright?" livestreaming on the glob…

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Early Bird Discount EXTENDED To Friday, April 25… by TCG News

…so don’t miss the worm! Join plenary speakers like celebrated theatre artist Taylor Mac and trail-blazing game designer Jane McGonigal at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Cross…

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Chimes at Midnight with Stacy Keach, Week 7 by Drew Lichtenberg

In this second-to-last installment of “Chimes at Midnight,” Stacy reflects on a busy week which saw the opening of the two shows in the Henry IV repertory, as well as the city and indust…

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Drama League Nominees for 2013-14 Announced by Dcontray

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On Concision by John Simon

Concreteness, compactness, concision--put it any way you like--is something that good writing is based on. Or you may call it, as Jacques Barzun did in the title and content of an important …

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Production News: Shakespeare in Love cast to include Ian Bartholomew and Anna Carteret by Nicola Merrifield

Ian Bartholomew and Anna Carteret have been cast in the West End stage adaptation of Shakespeare in love. They will appear as Tilney and Queen Elizabeth, respectively and join the previously…

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Zooey Deschanel & More Set for Dark Comedy THE DRIFTLESS AREA by Movies News Desk

Adapted from award-winning author Tom Drury's novel of the same title, The Driftless Area will be directed by Zachary Sluser, who co-wrote the screenplay with Drury.

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Photo Coverage: Inside HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Opening Night Arrivals by Walter McBride

Neil Patrick Harris officially returned to Broadway last night at the Belasco Theatre, in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:02PM

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Plays Cafe Carlyle by Stephen Sorokoff

Tommy Tune, the nine-time Tony Award-winning singeractordancer, will make his Cafe Carlyle debut with More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, through May 3. The show features Musical Director Micha…

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VIDEO: Franco, O'Dowd & Meester Chat OF MICE AND MEN on 'The View' by TV News Desk

James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester stopped by ABC's THE VIEW this week to talk about being on Broadway for the first time in 'Of Mice and Men.'

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BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights of Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in SAMSON & DELILAH at 54 Below! by BroadwayWorld TV

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, recently featured Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in 'Samson amp Delilah, A Love Story'- an evening of songs from the Broadway Records album containing songs fr…

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Ryan Silverman, Robert Joy and More Will Join Erin Davie and Emily Padgett in SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced complete casting for its production of Side Show that runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13…

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Drama League Nominees- What It All Means for the 2014 Tony Awards! by Bww Staff

Earlier today, Megan Hilty, Justin Long and Raven-Symone announced the 78th Drama League Award Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, D…

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Theater News: Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Will Star in Side Show at The Kennedy Center

The show features a book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at noon (Broadway Time)
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BOOGIE STOMP! 100 Years Of American Piano Music by Western Queens Gazette

Variations Theatre Group announced a limited engagement of BOOGOE STOMP! direct to New York City from the production’s sold-out tour of Russia. Performances will begin May 8, with opening …

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CASA VALENTINA opens tonight by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

CASA VALENTINA, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, opens tonight, April 23 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theat…

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Review Roundup: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ by Dcontray

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Highlights From Cabaret Starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams

Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony Award-winning production (Best Revival, 1998) of Cabaretreturns to Broadway. Alan Cumming stars in his Tony-winning role as Emcee opposite three-time A…

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John Kander & Twyla Tharp Named Guest Stars of 2014 Broadway Master Classes by BroadwayWorld

John Kander and Twyla Tharp will be special guests at the 2014 Live Design Broadway Master Classes, where they will join in lively discussions with two of the top designers working on Broadw…

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FROZEN Soundtrack Earns Biggest Sales Week Yet; Holds Steady at No. 1 by Movies News Desk

The soundtrack to Disney's FROZEN continues its epic journey, earning its biggest sales week thus far and holding at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the non-consecutive 11th week

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BWW Exclusive: New York Pops Spotlight on Capathia Jenkins by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld recently chatted with featured performer Capathia Jenkins about her upcoming appearance in the special celebration

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Trey McIntyre Project finds feel-good dance in macabre Gorey tales

On a farewell tour, the Idaho-based troupe performed at Northrop.

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All the Way, Mothers and Sons, After Midnight, Fun Home, Aladdin, Beautiful, Glass Menagerie, Lady Day and More Are Drama League Nominees by Andrew Gans

Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominees for the 2014 Drama League Awards, which celebrate productions both on and Off-Broadway, April 23 at Sardi's Restaurant.

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Features: Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Your favourite quotes

To mark this special event, we asked you which of the great bard's words inspired you most, here are some of the results

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Interviews: Naomi Jones talks about "River Lane"

This new work by Tony Ramsay is a play with a difference, as its director Naomi Jones explains.

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The Drama League Announces 2014 Award Nominees for 80th Annual Awards by Broadway's Best Shows

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Dist…

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The Secret Jewish History of William Shakespeare

As Bardologists celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, one story isn’t being told. Seth Rogovoy reveals that the legendary playwright knew quite a bit about Judaism. Cli…

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Cover Girl! Variety Names If/Then Star Idina Menzel One of NYC's Most Powerful Women by Lindsay Champion

We always knew If/Then star Idina Menzel was a woman of power, but Variety made it official in their newest issue! The Tony winner is looking sleek and professional in a white blazer on the …

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2014 Drama League Nominations Announced by Ryan McPhee

Nominations for the 80th annual Drama League Awards were announced on April 23 by Judith Light and Christopher Sieber. The awards ceremony will take place on May 16 at the Marriott Marquis T…

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Cabaret Star Alan Cumming Puckers Up with Matt Lauer by Beth Stevens

Alan Cumming got up bright and early on April 23 to chat with Today's Matt Lauer about reprising his Tony-winning performance in Cabaret. The star revealed that being asked to dance…

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Wishing William Shakespeare a Happy Birthday, On the Occasion of a Really Big-0 by Broadway & Me

The spring season is firing along on all cylinders. Six shows are opening this week. The Outer Critics Circle announced its nominations yesterday (click here to see them), the Drama League l…

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Pop Up for Tony Awards! by Sandi Durell

The Tony Awards will unveil the first ever Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel on Friday, April 25th. The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, located at the Paramount Hotel... The post Pop U…

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An Intervention review Mike Bartlett's mischievous double act by Lyn Gardner

Watford PalaceThe in-demand Mike Bartlett provocatively questions our responsibilities as friends and citizens in this two-handerHe's a clever one, that Mike Bartlett. Not only does he have …

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Broadway Inspirational Voices to Join NY Pops in Honoring Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman at Carnegie Hall, 4/28 by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, April 28, 2014, Broadway Inspirational Voices BIV, under the direction of Michael McElroy TONY Award Nominee, Big River, will be joining the The New York Pops as it marks its 31st…

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News: Welsh arts council to launch ticket discounts for disabled audiences by Michael Quinn

Arts Council Wales is to develop a national scheme that will give disabled people and their carers concessions on ticket prices for theatres and arts centres throughout the country. The deve…

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Production News: Manchester’s Royal Exchange to stage Little Shop of Horrors by Ed Frankl

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre has revealed its first season under the sole leadership of artistic director Sarah Frankcom, including a revival of Little Shop of Horrors and the premi…

Linked From The Stage at 12:00PM

3rd Annual #BwayHungerGames Battle 2: Results! by BroadwaySpotted

And now… Effie Trinket What do you think of this week’s battle? Did your favorites win? Comment below! New battle pairings… FRIDAY!

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Theater News: First-Ever Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop to Launch at the Paramount Hotel

The store will feature exclusive merchandise and experiences for Broadway fans.

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Theater News: Joshua Bell, Austin Pendleton, Jackie Hoffman, and Frank London Join the Lineup for Fiddler on the Roof 50th-Anniversary Concert

The largest-ever Fiddler reunion will be cochaired by Harvey Fierstein, Harold Prince, and Frank Rich.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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20th Century Boy, Opera House, Manchester by Lisa Martland

Opera House, Manchester: There is a feeling of foreboding in the early stages of this new production of 20th Century Boy - a biographical, jukebox musical dedicated to the life and career of…

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Drama League Nominations by Barry

THE DRAMA LEAGUE announced The 2014 AWARD NOMINEES for the 80th ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY Which is  set for  FRIDAY, MAY 16th AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE HOSTED BY JESSE TYLER FERGUS…

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The Official 2014 Drama League Award Nominations by Dte

Here are this year’s Drama League Award nominations: OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY All That Fall All The Way Casa Valentina Domesticated Mothers and Sons M…

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Drama League 2014 Nominations by Jonathan Mandell

Below are the nominations for the 20014 Drama League Awards, which select winners in five competitive categories, and also gives special awards. Although founded way back in 1922, this is t…

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Trent Armand Kendall, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Lawrence Clayton Set for Reading of Louis-and-Ella! by Andrew Gans

Louis-and-Ella!, a new jazz musical by Trent Armand Kendall, will receive a developmental table reading April 24 in Manhattan.

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Constantine Maroulis and The Company Men Will Be Part of Linda Eder: Night After the Tonys by Andrew Gans

Linda Eder: Night After the Tonys, featuring original Jekyll & Hyde star Eder, will play the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre June 9 at 8 PM.

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Cast Members from Tour of Porgy and Bess Will Offer Inspired by Love to Benefit ASTEP by Andrew Gans

Cast members from the national tour of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess will be Inspired By Love May 12 Upstairs at Vitello's.

Linked From Playbill at 11:19AM

Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette Will Co-Star in "Miss You Already" Film by Michael Gioia

Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, who made her Broadway debut in this season's Betrayal, and Tony Award nominee Toni Collette are attached to star in the comedy-drama "Miss You Already,&qu…

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Relativity Will Distribute "Hector and The Search For Happiness," Starring Toni Collette and Christopher Plummer by Carey Purcell

Relativity has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the comedy "Hector and The Search For Happiness," according to Deadline.com. 

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STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Performs 'I Am Changing' on GOOD DAY NEW YORK by Stage Tube

Billy Porter, the Tony-winning star of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS stopped by GOOD DAY NEW YORK yesterday to perform his rousing rendition of 'I Am Changing' from his new album, 'Billy's Back on …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:19AM

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More! by BroadwayWorld

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:19AM

Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty Set for Drama League's UP CLOSE Series Tonight by BroadwayWorld

ROCKY's Tony Award Winning composing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will join the Drama League's Up Close Series on Wednesday, April 23rd at 700PM at the Drama League Theatre Center 3…

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The First National Tour of ‘Motown’ Begins Performances in Chicago by Broadway's Best Shows

The first National Tour of Motown The Musical begins performances tonight at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago before continuing to cities across the country.  Motown The Musical is scheduled…

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54 Below Welcomes the Aca-Awesome Ben Platt, Justin Timberlake Tribute & Once Girl Joanna Christie! by Ryan McPhee

54 Below has become the hottest spot in town, featuring dozens of stage stars strutting their stuff every week. Take a look below at just a taste of the venue's recently-announced sets a…

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Opening Night Photos! Neil Patrick Harris & the Hedwig and the Angry Inch Misfits Shine Like the Brightest Stars by Broadway.com

Lift up your hands! In honor of their official opening night on Broadway, Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and the Hedwig and the Angry Inch crew had a starry bash for their family and fr…

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Shenton's View: Privacy and life as an open online book by Mark Shenton

We live in an era of unprecedented public and private surveillance. As Edward Snowden showed, our every move – whether physical or electronic – is being watched and recorded. An…

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Hervé Villechaize by Trav S.D.

  Hervé Birthday? Happy Hervday? At any rate, as if to either reaffirm or retract our last post (I can’t decide which) we write now to celebrate the late Hervé  Villechaize (1943-…

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Five Burning Questions with Screen and Stage Star Megan Hilty

Megan Hilty talks getting naked on Smash, dreaming of Blondes and her go-to cry movie in this week's Five Burning Questions.

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The West End does books before Broadway. by Ken Davenport

I’m jealous of the West End. They’ve got lower costs for labor, crowdfunding, and they let you eat ice cream in your seats. And they have also gotten their hands on some very pop…

Linked From The Producer's Perspective at 11:06AM

INSPIRATION EXPRESS: This Blog Comes To You From A Cross Country Train Ride by Drew Gasparini

Holy balls. Holy fat, sweaty, icky, stinky, stinky, stinky balls… I was on a train for 3 days. I spent all 3 days wide awake… my total sleep count for all three days was 9 hours. I’m a…

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Admit it: most of us don't understand Shakespeare by Dominic Cavendish

As the world celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Dominic Cavendish explains why seeing the plays in performance is not enough

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Which Shakespeare plays make the best ballets? by Judith Mackrell

Christopher Wheeldon has staged a Winter's Tale to rival the many Romeo and Juliets. But as Shakespeare turns 450, which of the great adaptations still have legs? The Winter's Tale review a…

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An Ideal Husband review Wilde would approve of some edits by Helen Meany

Gate, DublinMuch has dated in Oscar Wilde's 1895 political melodrama, but his treatment of marital politics still stings todayA hall of mirrors is a well-chosen image for the stage set for O…

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Jackie Hoffman, Joshua Bell & More Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup, 6/9 by BroadwayWorld

Joshua Bell, Frank London, Austin Pendleton and Jackie Hoffman have joined the lineup for Raising the Roof - an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Ro…

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Matt Bomer Reveals He Secretly Married Partner Simon Halls 3 Years Ago! by TV News Desk

Matt Bomer has revealed the joyful news that he and his partner, Simon Halls were secretly wed three years ago

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Jessica Chastain to Portray Marilyn Monroe in Upcoming Biopic BLONDE by Movies News Desk

Jessica Chastain will take on the role of screen legend Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's upcoming biopic, BLONDE.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:00AM

BWW Blog: Dates, Mates & Clean Slates - A Day in the Life by Guest Blogger: Dates, Mates

This week has been super exciting, so far It started with a meeting with award winning composer, musical director and all around awesome guy Steven Jamail. We are happy to announce that he w…

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Snapshot: Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free

New York City Ballet dances Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free in 1986. The score is by Leonard Bernstein: (This is the...

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Production News: Forbidden Broadway to return to Menier Chocolate Factory by Nicola Merrifield

London’s Menier Chocolate Factory is to once again stage comedy revue Forbidden Broadway. The spoof show will be presented as a new version, seen for the first time in the UK with addition…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Spotlight On...Ben Otto by Michael Block

Name: Ben OttoHometown: Glastonbury, CTEducation: BA in English from Fordham University, Minor in Creative WritingSelect Credits: Pipeline Theatre's BYUIOO, Fresh Ground Pepper's Shoot the F…

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The Week Ahead: A ‘Lyons’ Reunion at the Vineyard by Jason Zinoman

Nicky Silver is back with a new play about a celebrated actress, played by Linda Lavin, having a whole lot of trouble with the pressure of playing Medea.

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Shakes on a Plane: Actors break world record to perform Shakespeare at 37,000ft by Hannah Furness

Actors break world record by performing the works of Shakespeare at 37,000ft, while on board a flight to Verona

Linked From The Telegraph at 10:34AM

Royal Shakespeare Company’s HENRY IV Parts I and II open to raves by Jackie Green

RSC broadcasts the plays this summer ‘Live from Stratford-upon-Avon’ in  partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part …

Linked From BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN at 10:32AM

Time Out Theater Review: 'Act One'

The late theater titan Moss Hart is in the spotlight in the new Broadway play "Act One," a work based on Hart's autobiography of the same name.

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Charlotte Cornwell to Star in World Premiere of Between Us at London's Arcola Theatre by Mark Shenton

Charlotte Cornwell is to star in the world premiere of Between Us, a new play by Sarah Daniels that will begin performances at London's Arcola Theatre (which also commissioned the play) …

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West End's Mamma Mia! Will Welcome New Cast Members in June by Mark Shenton

New cast members will join the original London production of Mamma Mia!, now running at the Novello Theatre, beginning performances June 9.

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Manchester's Royal Exchange Season to Include Maxine Peake as Hamlet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Little Shop and More by Mark Shenton

The fall season at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, which marks the first full season that Sarah Frankcom has been sole artistic director for, will include Maxine Peake starring in t…

Linked From Playbill at 10:19AM

Forbidden Broadway to Return to London's Menier Chocolate Factory by Mark Shenton

Forbidden Broadway, previously seen at London's Menier Chocolate Factory in 2009 and before that in seasons at Jermyn Street Theatre and the West End's Fortune Theatre, is to return …

Linked From Playbill at 10:19AM

"Chicago Fire" Star Yuri Sardarov Will Head Cast of Off-Broadway's Becket by Andrew Gans

Producers Will DeCamp and Alex Rapson announced that Jean Anouilh's Becket, the 1961 Tony Award winner for Best Play, will begin performances June 18 at the East Village’s Gene Fr…

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Further Casting Announced for Shakespeare in Love, West End Stage Version of Hit Film by Mark Shenton

Further casting has been announced for Shakespeare in Love, a stage version of the hit film of the same name that playwright Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, The Pitmen Painters) is adapting from Mar…

Linked From Playbill at 10:19AM

Wicked and Jekyll & Hyde Star Teal Wicks Will Go It Solo at 54 Below by Michael Gioia

Teal Wicks, who has starred on Broadway in Wicked and Jekyll & Hyde, will make her solo cabaret debut May 8 at the Manhattan nightspot 54 Below.

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VIDEO: Alan Cumming Lauds Michelle Williams in CABARET on 'Today' by TV News Desk

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming stopped by this morning's TODAY show on NBC to chat about starring alongside Hollywood actress Michelle Williams in the acclaimed musical CABARET

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:19AM

FIRST LOOK - Power of Women Honoree IDINA MENZEL Graces Cover of Variety by Movies News Desk

In 2010, Tony winner Menzel co-created A Broader Way, an arts centered program for urban girls.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:19AM

Photos: First night photos: David Davis MP joins cast of Privacy for opening night at the Donmar

James Graham's new play opened at the ████████ last night

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Report from Moscow2: a new generation of Russian artists under political pressure by Robert Duffley

As reported here yesterday, Monday morning, Woolly Mammoth Theater announced the cancellation of their upcoming festival of work from Russia. The withdrawal of Moscow municipal funds crucia…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 10:12AM

Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Frank Scheck

Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (©Joan Marcus) The colorful title character of Hedwig and the Angry Inch can be described as many things, but loveable is not usually …

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Almanac: George Meredith on caricature

"In fine, caricature is rough truth." George Meredith, The Egoist...

Linked From ArtsJournal at 09:59AM

Fuse Concert Review: Violinist Xiang Yu — A Stupendous Technique and a Musical Voice All His Own by Susan Miron

At this point, violinist Xiang Yu sounds like a mature artist ready to commence a major career.

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 09:59AM

Photo Coverage: Neil Patrick Harris and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Company Celebrate Opening Night! by Walter McBride

Neil Patrick Harris officially returned to Broadway last night at the Belasco Theatre, in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:59AM

$4,532,129 Worth of Easter Joy by Michael Portantiere

This year's East Bonnet competition was filled with delights, from a hilarious opening number with Rory O'Malley as an ambitious actor and Michael Riedel as Satan, to the roof-raising finale…

Linked From BroadwayStars at 09:57AM

Arts Roundup: Awards Awards Edition by Christina Cauterucci

Our meta take on D.C.'s theater prom: The Helen Hayes Awards Awards (no, that's not a typo) [Arts Desk] The latest Captain America movie features a scene in the National Air and Space Museu…

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Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Inner-city Bard, 'Chickspeare' and more by Mike Boehm

William Shakespeare's 450th birthday falls on Wednesday, per historians' best reckoning in the absence of ironclad documentation. It’s time to remember that “in delay there lies …

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Susan Grace

  Today’s Highlights: * Manhattan Theatre Club‘s Casa Valentina, by Harvey Fierstein, directed by Joe Mantello,  featuring Patrick Page, John Cullum, Reed Birney, Gabriel …

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Broadway Theater Review: The Realistic Joneses by Lauren Yarger

Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei. Photo: Joan MarcusWe Get a Dose of Reality Keeping Up with These JonesesBy Lauren YargerKeeping up with the Joneses in Will Eno's The Realistic Jonses might pro…

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What's Not to Love about "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me" by David-Edward Hughes

I am not inclined to gush, but gush away I shall over the most delightful new musical in many a season, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, which blew onto the stage of the Seattle Repertory Theatre…

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VIDEO: Rocky Horror Show - TimeWarp/Sweet Transvestite by James Terry

Australian Cast of Rocky Horror Show perform 'Time Warp/Sweet Transvestite' State:  NSW …

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Photo Coverage: Inside BC/EFA's 2014 Easter Easter Bonnet Competition with Franco, Karimloo, Karl, Mueller & More!- Part One by Jennifer Broski

The generosity of theatre fans during six weeks of fundraising by 57 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies helped push the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to another re…

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Watch the 2014 Drama League Award Nominations Live Stream at 11:00am! by BroadwayWorld

Watch The Drama League's 2014 Awards Nomination announcement, this morning at 1100 AM, by Judith Light and Christopher Sieber. The pair will announce the for Distinguished Production of a Pl…

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Tony Awards to Launch Pop-Up Merchandise Shop at the Paramount Hotel on 4/25 by BroadwayWorld

The Tony Awards will unveil the first ever Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel on Friday, April 25th. The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, located at the Paramount Hotel in the heart of…

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Everything’s Popping Up Tonys

On April 25, the Tony Awards unveils its first-ever pop-up shop, at NYC’s Paramount Hotel.

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I Want My Mütter by Trav S.D.

I and progeny had a great time over Easter weekend, with a day trip down to Philadelphia and a pilgrimage to a place I’d long wanted to visit, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Curtain Call for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH - Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall & More! by Walter McBride

The show opened last night to rave reviews, and a screaming standing ovation from a star-studded opening night audience. Scroll down as Walter McBride brings you full coverage of the night, …

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Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production by BroadwayWorld

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of …

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Gentleman's Guide Leads Outer Critics Circle Nominations with 11 by Lauren Yarger

The cast with Bryce Pinkham as Monty Navarro (standing center), Jefferson Mays as Lord Adalbert D'Ysquith (red), and Jane Carr as Miss Shingle (seated) in a scene from "A Gentleman's Guide t…

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Set the Stage for Student-Written Monologues by Lindsay Price

A few months ago I was asked to teach first-time student writers how to write a monologue. Easy, I thought. I’ve been writing monologues for twenty years. This should be a no-brainer. …

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‘Inside “Nero/Pseudo” at WSC Avant Bard’ by Dramaturg Alan Katz by Guest Author

WSC Avant Bard’s next production, Nero/Pseudo, is world premiere glam rock musical—with book and lyrics by Richard Byrne, and original music by two indie rock luminaries: Jon Langford (o…

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As Shakespeare Turns 450, 'Hamlet' Tour Makes The World A Stage

Shakespeare's Globe Theater aims to take the Bard's iconic play to every country in the world. They'll perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.

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Producing Molière in the Kardashian age by Richard Ouzounian

Guy Mignault mixes eras in costumes, music and sets for Théâtre français de Toronto’s Les Précieuses ridicules, opening April 25 at Berkeley Street Theatre

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Khovanskygate, Birmingham Opera Company, review: 'bold and energetic' by Rupert Christiansen

Khovanskygate is a version of Mussorgsky's opera with irresistible imaginative panache, says Rupert Christiansen

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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA Opens, Drama League Noms, Shakespeare's Birthday and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news the 2014 Drama League nominations will…

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NextStop is doing Into the Woods – without the woods by Keith Loria

A big-screen adaption of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine Broadway classic Into the Woods is scheduled to be released this Christmas, but that had little to do with NextStop Theatre Company…

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Episode 89: Make a Mission Statement for Your Drama Classroom by Lindsay Price

Episode 89: Make a Mission Statement for Your Drama Classroom Discover drama teacher Amy Patel’s process for creating a mission statement with her students. Show Notes Free Live Training &…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Shakespeare in Love: the early life of the world's greatest playwright - video by Guardian Staff

On the Bard's 450th birthday, find out how Shakespeare became Shakespeare. A new play based on the film Shakespeare in Love, adapted by Lee Hall, has its world premiere in the West End in Ju…

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Shakespeare's Henry IV: 10 things you didn't know by Dominic Cavendish

On Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Dominic Cavendish reveals 10 little-known facts about two of the Bard's most famous plays

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How Broadway Celebrates Easter by Broadway Audience

A little late here, but Happy Easter everybody!  Easter time is a very exciting time to the Broadway community.  Each year around this time, the theatre community comes together for an inc…

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Nicholas Nickleby: A Musical Adaptation – Theater for the New City by Sandi Durell

A game, entertaining, but clunky version of a Dickens classic, with songs, dance and a cast of thousands.         By Joel Benjamin   The Royal Shakespeare Company...…

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BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2014

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

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Theatre News: Finborough Theatre announces summer season

The upcoming shows include the UK premiere of a Noel Coward work, new shows from the US and some rediscoveries

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Features: Video: Arthur Darvill, Cynthia Erivo, Sharon D. Clarke and more reveal their ideal Shakespearean role

From Cleopatra to Richard III, find out which characters they chose

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Constellation dips its toe in the twentieth century, then its back to myth by Tim Treanor

Constellation Theatre, which has built its reputation on authentic stagings of classical plays, announced that its three-play 2014-2015 season will consist of two relatively modern plays and…

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Keaton and Arbuckle in “The Butcher Boy” by Trav S.D.

Today is the anniversary of the release date of the Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle short The Butcher Boy (1917). This unremarkable little short is nowadays somewhat unduly enshrined i…

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Cakespeare, in pictures: Shakespeare's birthday bake-off by Telegraph Staff

A V&A Museum competition to find the best Shakespeare cake has led to Much Ado About Muffin

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Family Matters: Chicago Connections Within Lyric Opera’s “The Sound of Music” by Zach Freeman

By Aaron Hunt In her autobiography, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers,” Maria von Trapp wrote of her confusion when the Mother Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey encouraged her to forsake her…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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The art of juggling: four classic YouTube videos by Lyn Gardner

Gandini Juggling's witty circus show Smashed opens at the Udderbelly in London tonight. To celebrate, here's a selection of clips showing great jugglers operating at full stretchSome years a…

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Dorian Gray, Riverside Studios, review: 'ghastly' by Dominic Cavendish

This musicalised adaptation of Oscar Wilde novel is a theatrical stinker, says Dominic Cavendish

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Review:Hedwig and the Angry Inch at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Neil Patrick Harris brings Broadway pizazz to downtown rock musical

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Review: Privacy (Donmar Warehouse)

James Graham's latest play examines the issues with online privacy

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Theatre News: Further casting including Anna Carteret announced for Shakespeare in Love

As the Bard reaches his 450th birthday, more names for the upcoming stage-to-screen adaptation have been unveiled

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Former Daily Show Head Writer's Religious Satire Heading to Broadway

It's scheduled for a 2015 run.-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Review: Neil Patrick Harris in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" by David Stanley

Neil Patrick Harris spectacularly destroys the shackles of “Dougie Howser, M.D.” and triumphs as East German transgender rock star Hedwig.

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Los Angeles Theater Review: THE LION IN WINTER (The Colony Theatre in Burbank) by Tom Chaits

A TOOTHLESS LION James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter is a brilliant study in castle intrigue laced with deceit and deception, alliances and allegiances, backstabbing and double dealing. The…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW (NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood) by Tony Frankel

UNBEREAVABLE Bekah Brunstetter’s Be a Good Little Widow is awash with structural issues (ambiguous timeline, disconnected scenes), trite themes and relationships, and a refusal to penetrat…

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Outer Critics Circle nominations: 'Gentleman's Guide' gets 11, 'Aladdin' lands 8' by Gold Derby

Eight days before the nominations for the Tony Awards are announced, the Outer Critics Circle have weighed in with contenders for their kudos.  Winners will be revealed on May 13 and fe…

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Outer Critics Circle Awards: Complete list of nominations by Gold Derby

Nominees for the 63rd annual Outer Critics Circle Awards were announced on April 22. (Read full report here.) Winners will be revealed on May 13 and feted at Sardi's on May 22. …

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When the Museum's Your Stage

As New York's museums are once again starting to present dance performances, choreographers are finding that they are not easy spaces to adapt to.

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Stars of Vaudeville #865: Lee Tung Foo by Trav S.D.

  Today is the birthday of Lee Tung Foo (1875-1966). Born in California, Lee was a Chinese American singer in vaudeville from the mid 1890s through around 1890. Lee was formally trained, an…

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‘An Act of God,’ Based on a David Javerbaum Book, Gears Up for Broadway by Gordon Cox

Producer Jeffrey Finn (“Seminar,” “Scandalous,” “Dead Accounts”) will shepherd new play “An Act of God” to Broadway, where the show — ba…

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Neil Patrick Harris Wanted the Heels Higher for Broadway’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ by Gordon Cox

You could forgive John Cameron Mitchell for feeling a sense of ownership of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the 1998 musical he and Stephen Trask wrote. He also created the title r…

Linked From Variety at 06:03AM

Director and cast of the RSC First Encounters Taming of the Shrew share their views by TheatreVOICE

SHAKESPEARE: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Director Michael Fentiman, actors Katy Stephens (Petruchio) and Forbes Masson (Katherina) talk to Judi Herman about the RSC's First Encounters version of…

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Rees back at Globe with 'What You Will'

Actor-director, who's 'obsessed by Shakespeare,' doing one-night solo show as rehearsals for new musical 'Dog and Pony' begin.

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Music pirates in deep sheet

NEW YORK - By now, some young musical-theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows.

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Reb Zalman’s December Song

In “The December Project,” legendary “Kabbalah and LSD”-rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi talks about being old through the voice of Sara Davidson. Click here for the re…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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News: Birmingham Rep to host European culture festival by Nicola Merrifield

Birmingham Repertory Theatre will be the home of this year’s Be Festival, which celebrates European culture, after the event was forced to relocate from the factory it previously occupied.…

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Privacy, Donmar Warehouse, theatre review

How do we balance the right to privacy with the demands of security, in a post-Snowden age? An age where we also, quite voluntarily, upload reams of information about ourselves every day? Pr…

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Privacy, Donmar Warehouse, London by Mark Shenton

Donmar Warehouse, London: For once, you are requested to leave your phone on at the theatre. It will become an integral part of the first act of Privacy, James Graham's interactive new …

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Some Enchanted Evening, Crazy Coqs, London by Paul Vale

Crazy Coqs, London: While singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom is no stranger to London audiences, this is the first time that she has performed in the capital with husband, the singer George Ba…

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Every Last Trick, Royal and Derngate, Northampton by Natasha Tripney

Royal and Derngate, Northampton: James Dacre's inaugural season as artistic director at the Royal and Derngate continues with Tamsin Oglesby's new version of George Feydeau's …

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An Intervention, Palace Theatre, Watford by With The Simplest Of Designs By Lucy Osborne, and Great Music From Tom Gibbons (i Particularly Liked The Use Of Joe Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends), This Engrossing and Entertaining Piece Ends On A Powerful Visual Image Of A Suicidal Mutual D

Palace Theatre, Watford: A smart two-hander, An Intervention begins with a drink-fuelled confrontation between A, a young woman who has just been on an anti-war protest, and her best friend,…

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PHOTO CALL: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

The Broadway premiere of the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, opened on Broadway April 22 foll…

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Dorian Gray, Riverside Studios by Fisun Güner

Adapted by Linnie Reedman and with music by Joe Evans, Oscar Wilde’s only novel – the more scandalous original version serialised in 1890, which Wilde himself later expurgated – finds …

Linked From The Arts Desk at 05:11AM

A Will of My Own by Steven Berkoff

I hardly knew anything about Shakespeare as a schoolboy and it was only when attending my first acting classes, when we sallow and uncouth students were required to do a speech each week to …

Linked From The Arts Desk at 05:11AM

Shakespeare quiz: do you know your Bottom from your Elbow? by James Walton

...The weaver in A Midsummer Night's Dream from the constable in Measure for Measure, that is. Test your Shakespeare knowledge

Linked From The Telegraph at 05:00AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Behind the scenes with the Royal Shakespeare Company in pictures by Elena Goodinson

This St George's Day marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. To mark the occasion, take a look behind the scenes at the Royal Shakespeare Company's rehearsals for He…

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Beat the Bard! Shakespeare's characters fight it out in our interactive game by Guardian Staff

Could Richard III handle Hamlet in a punch-up? Is Benedick more fanciable than Beatrice? Is Falstaff craftier than Cleopatra? Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday by pitting his characters…

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Shakespeare quotes to live your life by by Guardian Readers

We asked readers to record themselves reading their most treasured lines from Shakespeare's plays. Here are our favourite responses what other quotes would you add?To mark the 450th anniver…

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Can You Hear Me Now? by Sam Hurwitt

“Nobody told me it was going to be this noisy going deaf.”

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The Amazon Incident by Sam Hurwitt

Why’s Wondy suddenly an enemy of the people? Because Amazons Attack!

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Director Karen Berger On Diane Stubbings' The Parricide by K.e. Weber

The Parricide traverses the life  of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and exposes the torment of a writer forced to choose  between passion and love. …

Linked From Theatre People Australia at 04:15AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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45 Hamlets for Shakespeare's 450th birthday - in pictures by Guardian Staff

On the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, Michael Billington has picked the best Hamlets he's seen in each decade of his theatregoing life. To help you choose your own favourite Princ…

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Best Shakespeare productions: what's your favourite Hamlet? by Michael Billington

To mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth we're choosing our favourite versions of his plays. Here's a handful of the finest Hamlets 45 Hamlets for Shakespeare's 450th birthday i…

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Broadway: Neil Patrick Harris Will Get The Tony Award Everyone Wants to Give Him by Roger Friedman

The Tony Awards and the Broadway cognoscenti want to give Neil Patrick Harris a Tony Award so badly you actually hear it Categories: Celebrity Theater(Read more...)

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Theatre News: Organised Chaos bring Boy On A Bed to Lowry Studio, 15 May

Organised Chaos present the latest play to come from their annual script call.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Cyrille Aimee Brings Gypsy Jazz to The Cabaret at The Columbia Club Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Internationally renowned, Cyrille's vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius. Her culturally rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and the incr…

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CINDERELLA, MATILDA and More Give Out Shakespeare Sonnets Today by BroadwayWorld

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday today, April 23, 2014, the Broadway League has announced a series of joint activities with World Book Night U.S, a non-profit campaign …

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Emma Hunton Joins Cast of WICKED's First National Tour as Elphaba Today by BroadwayWorld

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked will welcome Emma Hunton as Elphaba today, April 23 in Richmond, VA.

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Amy Spanger, Jenna Leigh Green and More Set for LIKE YOU LIKE IT Lineup at 54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The worldwide celebration of Shakespeare's 450th Birthday comes to New York at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in a concert of the award-winning Like You Like It, the musical based on the …

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Broadway Green Alliance Hosts Spring Textile Collection Drive in Times Square Today by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway Green Alliance BGA is sponsoring a textile drive for the theater industry and fans today, April 23rd from 1100am - 200pm in Duffy Square at 46th Street and Broadway. The collect…

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Nathan Lane Joins Tyne Daly and Terrence McNally for MOTHERS AND SONS Talkback Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, now playing at the Golden Theatre 252 West 45th Street, will hold a special talkback tonight, April 23r…

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Bebe Neuwirth Set for ARTS PROJECT WITH MADDIE ORTON Tonight by TV News Desk

Lessons Learned by Bebe Neuwirth will be featured on the next THE ARTS PROJECT WITH MADDIE ORTON, airing tonight, 423 at 8pm.

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In a Word... Yaël Farber on Mies Julie by The Charlebois Post

Strindberg's African Dance of Deathby Chad DembskiYaël Farber is a multiple award-winning director and playwright of international acclaim. Her productions have toured the world extensively…

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Phillip Hayes Dean, the Playwright of Divisive ‘Paul Robeson,’ Dies at 83 by Bruce Weber

“Paul Robeson,” which starred James Earl Jones and opened on Broadway in 1978, was considered by black intellectuals to be insufficiently complex and eventually derailed the writer’s c…

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Latest and greatest in NYC Theater: The Flick, The Great Immensity, Rocky, The Box, Violet by Maxamoo

Lindsay, Maxamoo’s founder, and Nicole, from Mildly Bitter’s Musings, chat about the latest goings on in New York City theater, what was great, what was awful, and what we reco…

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Texas BBQ Date at Iron Works with Aaron & Sanya Richards-Ross by Young Hollywood

Texas BBQ Date at Iron Works with Aaron & Sanya Richards-Ross When it comes to the best barbeque in Austin, Texas, who better to tag along with than UT alums Aaron Ross and Sanya Richa…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Opening Night: Casa Valentina, Harvey Fierstein's First New Play in More Than 25 Years, Opens on Broadway

Patrick Page and John Cullum star in this production from Manhattan Theatre Club.

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Theater News: An Act of God to Descend Upon Broadway

The new comedy will take on the Great White Way.

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Trends: The Year of Lear: How a 400-Year-Old Tragedy Became New York's Most Produced Play

Shakespeare's greatest drama, King Lear, takes some of the most prestigious stages in New York, with more than five productions scheduled for 2014.

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Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch Rock Broadway on Opening Night

John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's rock musical is directed by Michael Mayer.

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Idina Menzel, Michael Greif & Brian Yorkey Discuss IF/THEN by Pat Cerasaro

Broadway superstar and recognizable crossover entertainment personality Idina Menzel joins with director Michael Greif and bookwriterlyricist Brian Yorkey for a discussion of her new origina…

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Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA Opens on Broadway Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

CASA VALENTINA, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, began performances on April 1 at Manhattan Theatre Club's S…

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Matt Bomer Says Filming THE NORMAL HEART 'Blew My Mind' by Pat Cerasaro

Recognizable small screen star Matt Bomer shares his enthusiasm and passion for the new stage-to-screen iteration of Larry Kramer's acclaimed drama THE NORMAL HEART as part of a new intervie…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice Discuss NEW US JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour by Pat Cerasaro

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was presented last week and a first look at Destiny's Child me…

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AN ACT OF GOD Heading to Broadway in 2015 by BroadwayWorld

Producer Jeffrey Finn Seminar, The Realistic Joneses announced today An Act of God, the stage adaptation of The Last Testament A Memoir By God, is headed to Broadway. The new Broadway comedy…

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IF/THEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available For Pre-Order On iTunes, Out 6/3 by Pat Cerasaro

The original Broadway cast recording for new musical IFTHEN, starring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, is now available for pre-order.

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A Quick Chat With Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman About Passing Gas Onstage

“I shot out of bed. I was like, What is that!? It didn’t dissipate.”-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Theater Review: A Touching, Great Production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Reveals The Show's Flaws

"Stipulated: It's still terrifically smart."-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical Star Luba Mason Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

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

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Judith Light and Christopher Sieber Announce Drama League Awards Nominations April 23 by Carey Purcell

Two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light and Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber announce the 2014 Drama League Awards nominations April 23 at 11 AM at Sardi's.

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Laura Osnes, Sam Underwood, Max Crumm, Amy Spanger and More Celebrate Shakespeare at April 23 Like You Like It Concert by Michael Gioia

The concert version of the award-winning musical Like You Like It, based on As You Like It and set at a mall in the 1980s, is held April 23 at 54 Below in celebration of William Shakespeare&…

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Drama League Presents Rocky Composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty in Up Close Series April 23 by Carey Purcell

Award-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty participate in the Drama League's Up Close series April 23 at 7 PM.

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New York Premiere of The Few, Featuring Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence and Tasha Lawrence, Begins April 23 by Carey Purcell

The New York premiere of The Few, by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter, begins performances at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater April 23 prior to an official opening May 8.

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Christine Toy Johnson, Antoinette LaVecchia, Richard Topol Star in New York Premiere of Tough Titty, Beginning April 23 by Andrew Gans

The New York premiere of Tough Titty, by the late, award-winning playwright Oni Faida Lampley, is presented April 23-May 11 at the Paradise Factory in the East Village.

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Romantic Drama Sea Marks, Starring Patrick Fitzgerald and Tony Nominee Xanthe Elbrick, Begins April 23 at Irish Rep by Carey Purcell

Irish Repertory Theatre concludes its 2013-14 season with a revival of Gardner McKay's Sea Marks, with performances beginning April 23. 

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Emma Hunton Defies Gravity in North American Tour of Wicked, Starting April 23 by Andrew Gans

The company of the first North American tour of the hit Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked welcomes Emma Hunton as Elphaba beginning April 23 in Richmond, VA, at the Altria Theat…

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Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Starring Patrick Page, John Cullum and Gabriel Ebert, Opens on Broadway by Carey Purcell

Casa Valentina, a new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein about an upstate colony where heterosexual men dress as women, officially opens on Broadway April 23 at M…

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Amber Gray, Jocelyn Bioh, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Shyko Amos, Danny Wolohan, Ben Horner Star in An Octoroon, Beginning April 23 by Andrew Gans

The Soho Rep world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon begins performances April 23 prior to an official opening May 4.

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare: Ten Broadway Musicals Inspired By The Bard's Plays by David Gewirtzman

The gangsters in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate implore the audience to "Brush up your Shakespeare." In honor of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Playbill will help reade…

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Schools of the Stars: Where Casa Valentina Cast and Creators Went to College by Robert Viagas

Where the principals of the Broadway play Casa Valentina pursued their college studies.

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Stage Adaptation of "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God" Heading to Broadway by Adam Hetrick

An Act of God, a stage adaptation of the satirical publication "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God," will bow on Broadway in 2015, producer Jeffrey Finn announced April 23.

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PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss and Putting the Pieces Together Cast Pick Inspirational Songs by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks and Natalie Weiss are among the performers set for Putting the Pieces Together: Volume 2, a benefit concert for autism awareness, April…

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Prepare Ye! God Will Make His Broadway Debut in 2015 by Ryan McPhee

God is making His official Broadway debut, and it’s not in Mormon! A stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God by The Daily Show head writer and executive producer D…

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The Catskills Can Be Such a Drag...Casa Valentina Opens On Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Hey, fellas! Pack up your dresses and eyeshadow, because Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina celebrates its Broadway opening on April 23 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Manhattan …

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Video of the Week, April 23, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

We don't often put up "process" videos for productions as our Video of the Week but this one, for Company Theatre's Belleville, is so quirky and endearing we had to share.(Read our review of…

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Meryl Streep Honored with Monte Cristo Award by Sandi Durell

    Meryl Streep  was honored with the 14th-Annual Monte Cristo Award at Edison Ballroom last night, presented by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.        …

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'An Act of God' to Strike Broadway by David Rooney

The new play by Emmy-winning former "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" writer David Javerbaum is based on his critically acclaimed book, "The Last Testament: A Memoir by God."read more

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Catching Up Q+A with the Performers of Bounce Ballroom by The Dance Enthusiast

"Look at dancers like Fred Astaire and Bob Fosse. Anybody should be able to have that kind of stature if you’re really masterful at what you do. I want to reintroduce that – bein…

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