Friday, April 18, 2014

PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Leigh Silverman, Who Will "Let It Sing" With Violet on Broadway by Carey Purcell chats with Leigh Silverman, who is directing the Broadway premiere of the award-winning musical Violet.

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DIVA TALK: Catching Up With Tony Nominee and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Star Jessie Mueller by Andrew Gans

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Learn Your Lessons Well: The Golden Rules of Etiquette for Broadway Audiences by Carey Purcell offers a guide to proper etiquette for theatregoing audience members.

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Be A Good Little Widow, Starring Caroline Aaron and Larisa Oleynik, Opens April 18 by Carey Purcell

Be A Good Little Widow, Bekah Brunstetter's comedy about loss and longing, makes its Los Angeles premiere at the NoHo Arts Center, opening April 18. 

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New Drama Honor Bound Begins Performances at St. Luke's Theatre April 18 by Carey Purcell

Albert J. Repicci's dramatic play Honor Bound plays St. Luke's Theatre beginning April 18, prior to an official opening May 14.

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U.S. Premiere of Mohamed Kacimi's Holy Land, About the Devastation of War, Begins April 18 in Manhattan by Michael Gioia

The U.S. premiere of French playwright Mohamed Kacimi's play Holy Land is presented April 18-May 10 at HERE in Manhattan.

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La Mirada's Cats, Featuring Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tugger, Begins April 18 in CA by Michael Gioia

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the Tony Award-winning musical Cats, featuring Broadway actor and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tu…

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Of Mice and Men, Violet, Susan Stroman and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending April 19 by Megan Dekic

When the Playbill Vault launched in December 2011, it included information on over 10,000 shows and 120,000 actors, creative teams and crew members who have worked or are currently working o…

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From Romeo and Juliet to Of Mice and Men, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Play Revivals by Playbill Staff

With the 2013-14 Broadway season coming to a close this month (April 24 is the cut-off date for eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards), offers a four-part look at the curr…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

New York City Ballet Gala to Feature Kristen Bell and Selections from Carousel by Adam Hetrick

New York City Ballet's May 8 gala at the Koch Theater will feature performances by "Frozen" star Kristen Bell, who will offer selections from the Rodgers and Hammerstein classi…

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The Awesome 80s Prom Will Return to New York City for Five Performances by Michael Gioia

The Awesome 80s Prom, the long-running, immersive theatrical event that invited theatregoers to prom night, will return for five Saturday evening performances beginning May 17 at New York…

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Wicked Tour Stars Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay, Matt Shingledecker and Gene Weygandt by Matthew Blank

The company of the second North American tour of Wicked welcomed Laurel Harris as Elphaba, Kara Lindsay as Glinda and Gene Weygandt as the Wizard beginning April 2 at the Saroyan Theatre in …

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All The Way, Tribes, The Flick and The Jungle Book Nominated for Elliot Norton Awards by Carey Purcell

The nominations for the 32nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards have been announced by the Boston Theater Critics Association.

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Puppeteer Basil Twist Launches Kickstarter to Complete Work on Project With Late Trailblazer Lee Nagrin by Adam Hetrick

A Kickstarter campaign is underway to complete work on a feature-length documentary film that captures Behind the Lid, the downtown production by late trailblazing avante-garde artist Lee Na…

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Highlights From Cats at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL

A Joseph Jefferson Award winner for his 2003 staging of the show, director and choreographer Marc Robin brings Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats back to the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL. …

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Controversy Inspires Original Cast and Creators of Fun Home to Stage Concert Production at College of Charleston by Adam Hetrick

The original cast and creative team of Fun Home, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, will reunite for two special concert stagings at the College of…

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Of Mice and Men — See What the Boys in the Bunkhouse Will Have by Harry Haun

The latest revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men opened April 16 on Broadway. was there.

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Playbill Will Alter Iconic Logo to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month by Adam Hetrick

For the first time in its 130 years, Playbill will alter its logo on the covers of all Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres from iconic yellow to rainbow in support of LGBTQ Pride Month this J…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Still Dreaming of Paradise..." A Two-Show Day (and Opening Night!) With Paper Mill's South Pacific Star Erin Mackey by Matthew Blank

Broadway soprano Erin Mackey (Wicked, Chaplin) stars as cockeyed optimist Nellie Forbush in Paper Mill Playhouse's new production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pac…

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at CBS Comedy "Bad Teacher," Starring Ari Graynor, Kristin Davis, David Alan Grier and Sara Gilbert by Matthew Blank

"Bad Teacher," a single camera comedy based on the feature film of the same name, will make its TV debut April 24 at 9:31 PM ET on CBS; check local listings.

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: Rebecca Luker on the Musical Stage by Matthew Blank

Rebecca Luker celebrates her birthday April 17. We look at Luker's past work on the musical theatre stage, including her Tony-nominated performance as Magnolia in the revival of Kern and Ha…

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Play Titles and Casting Announced for "Take Ten" Festival by Andrew Gans

Theater Masters will present its eighth annual "Take Ten," eight ten-minute plays from award-winning MFA graduate playwriting students from across the country, April 22-26 at 7:30 …

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Frank Wildhorn Musical Death Note Has NYC Reading With Andy Kelso, Robert Cuccioli and Adrienne Warren Prior to Japanese Premiere by Adam Hetrick

Death Note, the new Frank Wildhorn-Jack Murphy musical based on the Japanese manga series, received a New York workshop this week in anticipation of a 2015 Tokyo premiere. Andy Kelso, Robert…

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First "Jersey Boys" Trailer Airs April 17 on "Entertainment Tonight"; Film Receives R Rating from MPAA by Michael Gioia

The first trailer to Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which is scheduled to arrive in theatres June 20, airs on "Entertainment Tonight"…

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"Into the Woods" and Annie Star Lilla Crawford Will Offer May Audition Workshop by Michael Gioia

Lilla Crawford, who will star as Little Red Riding Hood in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, will offer an audition workshop May 4.

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PHOTO CALL: Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, which marks the Main Stem debuts of co-stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, officially opened April 16 at the Longacre Theat…

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Fifteen-Minute Musicals, Featuring Work of Kate Anderson, Elyssa Samsel, Caleb Hoyer and More, Will Be Held April 18-19 by Michael Gioia

4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will be offered April 18-19 at the Playroom Theater.

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Soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" Spends Tenth Week Atop Billboard 200; Sales Surpass Two Million by Michael Gioia

The soundtrack to the Oscar-winning movie "Frozen," Disney's 3-D animated film that features the voices of Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff and stage…

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Sam Underwood Set for Free Reading of New Comedy Under The Boardwalk by Andrew Gans

A reading of Ryan Gielen's Under The Boardwalk will be presented April 22 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 W. 42nd Street.

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Ari Graynor, Daoud Heidami, Jerry O'Connell and Erin Wilhelmi Will Star in Second Stage's American Hero by Michael Gioia

Second Stage Theatre will kick off its 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of American Hero, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman, beginning May 12, prior to an off…

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James Barbour and Anthony Fedorov Will Head Cast of La Mirada Les Miserables by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for the La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment production of Les Miserables, which will begin previews May 30 with an official opening the following day a…

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