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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'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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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'Stephen Ward' closing in London by David Ng

The latest musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber has posted a closing notice on London's West End just two months after opening.

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‘Lady Day’ Dawns on Broadway with Audra McDonald by Gordon Cox

Tony favorite Audra McDonald will topline “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” in a last-minute addition to Broadway’s 2013-14 slate, confirming an expected move t…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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'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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